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I . C . l o s t the fir»t round of the i n t e r - c o l l e g e debating championships to Goldsmith's C o l l e g e by 65 p o i n t s to 70. I t h i n k i t would be g e n e r a l l y agreed by most .of those present ( c h i e f l y members o f Goldsmiths) that g i v e n even the s m a l l e s t support from I.C. men and women, we might q u i t e wiell have c a r r i e d the debate. A c o n s i d e r a b l e e f f o r t w i l l be made t h i s year to encourage support o f debates, and we hope I.C, w i l l change i t s present s c o r n f u l a t t i t u d e to such u n p r a c t i c a l pastimes and take some p a r t i n the p l e a s ures they a f f o r d . In a d d i t i o n we should be compens a t i n g f o r the l a c k of c e r t a i n f a c i l i t i e s which would make t h i s a C o l l e g e i n the more complete sense o f the I word. „ - _. E . J . Simon.

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Morphy Day 1961 was memorable f o r s e v e r a l reasons, not the l e a s t of whioh was the compl e t e l y f a l s e p r e d i c t i o n s made by "your rowing correspondent" i n the l a s t i s s u e . The Morphy Cup was w e l l won by a much improved G u i l d s crew w h i l s t what must have been the most popular win ever, was that of the hard-working and enthusi a s t i c Miners who gave the HSM. t h e i r f i r s t v i c t o r y i n the Lowry Oup sinoe t h a t r a c e was i n s t i t u t e d i n 1946. - C o n t i n u e d on Sports Page.'

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We faced t h e dread charge o f t h e l o o t brigade No s i t t i n g on t h e f e n c e , and m t h e scrum We fought, and many were t h e captures made, B u t came c a l a m i t y . They s t o l e the drum.

There i s to be one more U.L.U. debate t h i s term on the 'Mother o r C h i l d ' controversy w i t h , i t i s hoped, speakers from the S o c i e t y o f J e s u i t s and the medical p r o f e s s i o n . Next term there w i l l be debates on p o l i t i c s and the arts,among other t o p i c s . L. C.

jsrave ±-iggOtt won h i m s e l f e t e r n a l f a m e , The G u i l d s ' f l a g he destroyed - a s k i l f u l f e a t , B u t " G e n t l e m a n " J a c k H o w o r t h l o s t h i s name, F o r gentlemen wear t r o u s e r s i n t h e s t r e e t . A f a s n i o n n o t e was s t r u c x : t n e s i g n t was g r a n a u f r e d ana wnj.i;e p y j a m a s i n t n e a i r And M a y f a i r f i n d s i t hard t o Uiideratand The s t r a f e r e t u r n t o g r a c e o f p o w d e r e d h a i r . We who were t h e r e , we w i l l , i n a f t e r y e a r s , Remember Morphy '51 w i t h t e a r s •

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One o f the beet debates o f recent months was held i n the U.L.U. Hut on 23rd November, but although i t was comparatively w e l l a t t e n ded (as debates g o ) , members o f I.C. Union were conspicuously absent. The motion before the House was t h a t " T h i s House b e l i e v e s t h a t the f i r s t a l l e g i a n c e o f the c r e a t i v e a r t i s t i s to h i m s e l f . The p r i n c i p a l speakers were from the U n i v e r s i t i e s o f Cambridge, C a r d i f f , D u b l i n , S t . Andrews, Sheff i e l d and London; and the motion was c a r r i e d by a narrow margin. I t i s a great p i t y t h a t there seems to be very l i t t l e enthusiasm f o r debating among members o f I.C. Union and even among members o f U.L.U. because i t mean's that an o l d and v a l u a b l e University a c t i v i t y i s being neglected. Debating as we know i t has been a s s o c i a t e d w i t h the Univ e r s i t i e s f o r over a hundred y e a r s and modern debating has i t s o r i g i n s i n the s c h o l a s t i c d i s p u t a t i o n s p r a c t i s e d i n the mediaeval U n i v e r s i t i e s . Other U n i v e r s i t i e s have s t r o n g debating t r a d i t i o n s and i t i s to be hoped that some e f f o r t w i l l be made to make debating a r e g u l a r p a r t o f Union a c t i v t i t y at I.C. as w e l l as at U.L.

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I t i s a great honour that Dr. Reginald Jacques should have undertaken the r e g u l a r conducting o f the I.C.Choir. Dr.Jacques succeeded i n p u t t i n g a p o l i s h on the c h o i r s i n g i n g that gave r e a l d i s t i n c t i o n to the performance o f P a r t I I o f Bach's Christmas O r a t o r i a . The two s o l o i s t s , E i l e e n P r i c e and Bryan C o r r i e , sang i n a manner worthy of the conductor and of the o c c a s i o n . Vaughan W i l l i a m s ' 100th Psalm - performed by the C h o i r on Commemoration Day - gained immeasureably from the b e t t e r a c o u s t i c s o f the Q.A.H. concert h a l l compared with the U n i v e r s i t y Great H a l l . The other v o c a l works i n c l u d e d groups of madrigals and c a r o l s , and. 'aisme charming s o l o s sung by E i l e e n P r i c e . Of the Jacques. Orchestra one can only say that they amply maintained t h e i r high r e p u t a t i o n f o r s e n s i t i v e p l a y i n g and ensemble; p a r t i c u l a r l y i n t h e i r e x q u i s i t e rendering o f a P u r c e l l Chacony, and the joyous and vigorous p e r f o r mance of H o i s t ' s St.Paul's S u i t e -

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16, Ladbroks Walk, w.n. 27th. November, 1951.

Dear S i r , I have been i n t e r e s t e d t o read i n the columns o f "The Times", o f the launohing and commissioning by the Oxford U n i v e r s i t y Boat Olub of t h e i r new t r a i n i n g s h i p , L e v i a t h a n . Cambridge, I hear, are b u i l d i n g a submarine t o enable t h e i r members t o l e a r n t o f e a t h e r under water. What S i r i s our own C o l l e g e , J u s t l y famed throughout the world f o r i t s soienoe and technology, doing i n t h i s matter? I t r u s t t h a t we s h a l l be able t o devise an answer t o these s e o r e t weapons. I remain S i r Your Rowing Correspondent.

EDITOR

VIEWPOINT- THE HOSTEL Dear S i r , Your correspondent " S c e p t i c u s " caused me a c e r t a i n amount o f amusement with h i s a r t i c l e on the Hostel.Here I thought was a f u t u r e P r e s i d e n t of the Bowling Club - a club with p r i v a t e changing rooms and a pokerd i c e s c h o o l on the f i f t h f l o o r o f what i n the bad o l d days was termed t h e H o s t e l . The p o s s i b i l i t i e s are endless - Scepticus has a v i s i o n !

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However, when y o u , s i r , _informed me- that these proposals were not i n j e s t I was somewhat annoyed. I , t h e r e f o r e , c a r e f u l l y s c r u t i n i s e d the viewpoint. My annoyance melted t o p i t y . P i t y f o r a student who so completely missed the object o f College l i f e (which i s what h i s a r t i c l e p r i m a r i l y a t t a c k s and not s o l e l y the H o s t e l ) . P i t y f o r a gentleman who has so l i t t l e f a i t h i n human nature. P i t y f o r a f e l l o w whose i n t e r e s t s are so narrow t h a t he i s l i a b l e t o "become a brown bagger i n s e l f defence". P i t y f o r a, s e l f appoint ed o u t c a s t . For s u r e l y the main and r a t h e r broad o b j e c t o f a r e s i d e n t i a l c o l l e g e l i f e i s to a f f o r d one an opport u n i t y o f f i n d i n g one's f e e t i n l i f e . Most students come t o I.C. d i r e c t from a s h e l t e r e d home and school l i f e o r even from a r a t h e r unnatura l s e r v i c e l i f e . By e n t e r i n g the H o s t e l they o b t a i n an e x c e l l e n t opportunity to l e a r n a c o n s i d e r a b l e amount about t h e i r f e l l o w s and, what i s perhaps more important, about themselves. No one can deny that there i s a back-slapping and noisy r u g e r - t a l k i n g f a c e t t o n many s i d e d H o s t e l l i f e . Why should i t be denied anyway? The world i s made up o f a g r e a t v a r i e t y o f types o f whom t h i s p a r t i c u l a r group i s one that must r e c e i v e a t t e n t i o n l i k e the r e s t . Our job i s not to t u r n away not agree with t h e i r views out we must l e a r n to t o l e r a t e them. This we p a r t i a l l y do by the numerous i n f o r m a l d i s c u s s i o n s t h a t take place n i g h t l y over cups o f c o f f e e . Other o p p o r t u n i t i e s are a f f o r d e d by the multitude o f c o l l e g e a c t i v i t i e s that can more e a s i l y be attended by the r e s i d e n t student. b

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I.C. Union, 2nd December, 1 9 5 1 CQUINS EVENTS We a r e s o r r y t h a t t h e Grape V i n e i s n ' t v i r i l e enough t o c a r r y t h e d a t e o f t h e n e x t hop to S i l w o o d P a r k . However, t h e y n e e d n o t f r e t a b o u t t h i s , a s t h e r e w i l l be r e g u l a r hops n e x t term. S t a r t i n g o n J a n u a r y 1 9 t h , t h e r e w i l l be hops o n a l t e r n a t e S a t u r d a y s , p l u s a h o u s e - w a r m i n g hop on J a n u a r y 1 2 t h . I n o r d e r t o k e e p t h e numbers i n s i d e r e a s o n - , a b l e l i m i t s , t i c k e t s w i l l be s o l d i n a d v a n c e , b e g i n n i n g on t h e T h u r s d a y b e f o r e t h e hop. A l i m i t e d number o f t i c k e t s w i l l be p r i n t e d , a n d a s s u m i n g t h e r e a r e a n y l e f t , t h e y w i l l be on s a l e r i g h t u p t o t h e s t a r t o f t h e hop. P e o p l e who want t o dance w i l l t h e n have a n o p p o r t u n i t y t o do s o , w h i l s t t h o s e who p r e f e r to*frequent the bar e a r l i e r i n the evening, w i l l ' b e a b l e t o j o i n t h e hop a f t e r t e n o ' c l o c k , when t h e d o o r w i l l be opened t o a l l . Yours e t c . P a u l G. J e f f e r y Sir,

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Again, examinations give a f a i r i d e a o f a b i l i t y at one's s t u d i e s but one needs the chance o f a s s e s s ing one's non-academic p o t e n t i a l i t i e s . Surely i t i s a great asset to know how others w i l l r e a c t to one's own views and methods o f d e a l i n g with people,before venturing i n t o the competitive outside world. Therefore I suggest t h a t Scepticus has a c l o s e r look a t H o s t e l l i f e before he l e v e l s any f u r t h e r unc o n s t r u c t i v e c r i t i c i s m based on s u p e r f i c i a l and l i m i t e d knowledge, f o r such unthinking remarks may do more harm than good. Yours,etc. D.Griffiths.

Sir, As u s u a l a t a b o u t t h i s t i m e o f y e a r , t h e r e h a s b e e n some " m o r a l p e r s u a s i o n " t o t r y and g e t ' p e o p l e down t o P u t n e y on Morphy Day. I t seeirs t o me t o be u t t e r l y p o i n t l e s s and f u t i l e t o w h i p up a f a l s e s e n s e o f a n t a g o n i s m b e t w e e n members of t h e same c o l l e g e i n o r d e r t o s t a g e a b a t t l e r o y a l o n M o r p h y Day. T h i s i s J u s t a p e r s o n a l o p i n i o n and I w o u l d n o t have t h o u g h t o f a i r i n g i t b u t f o r the f a c t t h a t o t h e r p e o p l e have been t r y i n g t o f o r c e t h e i r v i e w s on t o me. On o c c a s i o n s l i k e these accusations of brown-bagging, f r i g h t e n e d o f g e t t i n g h u r t , e t c . , a r e made against non-participants without j u s t i f i c a t i o n . Let t h e b o i s t e r o u s have t h e i r f u n b u t t h e y l s h o u l d l e a v e t h e i r more i n d o l e n t b r e t h r e n i n peace, , • Yours e t c . 3. P. W h i t e l a w R . r.. a. PERSONAL ADVERTISEMENTS Highly Personal Advertisement. i M e t a l p e r c u s s i o n i n s t r u m e n t , of inestimable sentimental value^ b y R.C.S, Union. FOR oALE. G r e y tweed b e l t e d o v e r c o a t ( h e i g h t about 5'10"). £ 5 . A l m o s t new. Apply t h r o u g h R.C.S. R a c k t o R. E. Dimes.

U.L.U. Debate o n Monday, 10th December, a t 6 p.m. at U.L.U. Hut. The M o t i o n i s : - " T h a t t h i s House' welcomes the recent a l l o c u t i o n r e g a r d i n g the M o t h e r and C h i l d by H i s H o l i n e s s the Pope." Proposing the motion: Father J . C h r i s t i e , S.J. Opposing: Dr. P h i l i p , M . Bloom. A l s o speaking w i l l be the Rev. R. W. Sorensen, M.P. and Dr. W. J . O'Donovan, O.B.E. The "Plum P u d d i n g s " . On S a t u r d a y December 1 5 t h . , xne i l o a t C l u b w i l l b e r o w i n g e i g h t s i n t h e C h r i s t m a s "Plum P u d d i n g s " r a c e , o r g a n i z e d b y Thames R o w i n g C l u b . T h i s i s a h a n d i c a p e v e n t w h i c h w i l l p r o b a b l y be roWed o v e r t h e 3 j m i l e s b e t w e e n Putney t o Barnes. J a z z C l u b . T h e r e w i l l be a n i n f o r m a l l e c t u r e i n C o m m i t t e e Room "A", t o d a y a t 1.00 p.m., g i v e n b y Jimmy A r m i n , S e c r e t a r y o f t h e N.F.J.O. H i s t a l k w i l l b e i l l u s t r a t e d b y r e c o r d s , and I . C . J a z z C l u b e x t e n d s a c o r d i a l i n v i t a t i o n t o a l l members o f I.C t o J o i n them . T h e r e w i l l b e community C a r o l " S i n g i n g i n t h e GYM on Monday e v e n i n g , December 1 0 t h . 5.15'- 6".25. Com^ and s w e l l t h e n u m b e r s .


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Ted H u g h e s ( h i t h e r t o unemployed") was t h e E d i t o r and r e p o r t e d t h e i r own a r r i v a l t o g e t h e r w i t h t h e s c o o p o f a t e r m ' s e v e n t s . 600 c o p i e s were q u i c k l y s o l d o u t , and i n t h e f o l l o w i n g two t e r m s , one t h o u s a n d w e r e s o l d r e g u l a r l y . The r e l u c t a n t £5 b a c k i n g by t h e U n i o n , e x t r a c t e d by D e r e k Howe, t h e n G u i l d s P r e s i d e n t , was s o o n p r o v e d good b u s i n e s s . F E L I X No. 2 s t a r t e d t h e P r o f i l e s e r i e s w i t h "The B a r " . A s e r i e s o f ' D r i n k i n g Mans G u i d e ' t o t t e r e d f r o m i s s u e t o i s s u e . Ted Hughes h a n d e d o v e r t o C l i f f o r d H a r g r e a v e s a t t h e end o f t h e summer. No. 10 was a F r e s h e r s ' number f o r l a s t y e a r , and was t h e f i r s t t o be p r i n t e d p h o t o g r a p h i c a l l y , a s a t p r e s e n t . I n t h i s p r o c e s s t h e same b o d y o f t y p e s c r i p t i s r e d u c e d t o ' f i t s i x p a g e s . The g r e a t e s t a d v a n t a g e o f t h i s new s t y l e i s t h a t any b l a c k and w h i t e i l l u s t r a t i o n s c a n be r e p r o d u c e d , i n c l u d i n g photographs i f a s p e c i a l p r i n t i s prepared by ' s c r e e n i n g ! I s s u e No. 10 p u b l i s h e d a l a r g e map o f t h e d i s t r i c t . f o r t h e f r e s h e r , and No. 11 f o l l o w e d w i t h t h e f i r s t R o a d - T e s t , on ' C r o s s l a y s ' C o w l e y ' and t h i s P i n - U p :No. 14, r e p o r t i n g t h e M i n e s w i n i n the Morphy, c e l e b r a t e d our f i r s t b i r t h d a y w i t h a s h o r t l r e v i e w of the e a r l y U n i o n p o l i t i c s of FELIX . In the s p r i n g John Midgley succeeded C l i f f o r d Hargreaves a s E d i t o r . By t h e n t h e l a y o u t o f t h e p a p e r was s e t t l i n g down to i t s p r e s e n t form : S p o r t s page a t t h e b a c k , News on t h e f r o n t and l e t t e r s t o t h e J^ " " E d i t o r ' on page two. A s e r i e s of 'Viewpoints' began i n c l u d i n g ' C u l t u r e i n I.C.', 'A p a p e r U n i v e r s i t y ' i n t h e f i e l d of the I n t e r - C o l l e g i a t e scheme d i s c u s s i o n s , e t c . 'We r e c o r d e d t h e R e c t o r s ' v i s i t t o A m e r i c a and an R.C.S, S m o k i n g C o n c e r t and made f u l l use of t h e F e s t i v a l o f t h e B o w l s C l u b and B r i t a i n . By t h e end o f l a s t summer t h e p l a n n e d i l l u s t r a t i o n o f a r t i c l e s was e f f e c t i v e . b a l a n c i n g t h e l a c k o f i d e a s f o r c a r t o o n s . The p r e s e n t aim i s t h e d e v e l o p ment o f our own ' s c r e e n i n g ' p r o c e s s . Our p h o t o g r a p h i c a d v i s o r s have b e e n w o r k i n g a y e a r on f i n d ing a s u b s t i t u t e f o r the commercial s c r e e n , p r i c e j£75. (They n e e d more a s s i s t a n c e now). 1200 t o 1250 c o p i e s were s o l d r e g u l a r l y t h r o u g h out l a s t y e a r , t h e f i n a n c e o f t h e p r i n t i n g p r o c e s s r e m a i n i n g s l i g h t l y i n .our f a v o u r u n t i l - t h e r i s e i n paper c o s t s w h i c h r e s u l t e d i n the g e n e r a l i n c r e a s e i n n a t i o n a l newspaper p r i c e s . FELIX d e c i d e d t o keep t o i t s o r i g i n a l p r i c e , and t o make up t h e l o s s by o r g a n i s i n g s o c i a l e v e n t s . The F E L I X dance l a s t term p r o v i d e d t h i s s u f f i c i e n t u n t i l next E a s t e r , and t h u s we k e p t our i n d e p e n d a n c e . We c o n s i d e r t h a t f i n a n c e i s the g r e a t e r p a r t of dependance, and i t i s i n t e r e s t i n g t o n o t e t h a t our c o n t e m p o r a r y a t Queen M a r y C o l l e g e r e c e i v e s up t o £125 a year, We a r e o n l y r e s p o n s i b l e t o t h e U n i o n f o r p o f t i o y and f i n a n c i a l s a n i t y ; t h r o u g h our B o a r d o f D i r e c t ors, the O f f i c e r s of the U n i o n . S a l e s now t o u c h t h e 1300 mark. The new B o a r d i s g r e a t l y changed from t h a t band of e a r l y e n t h u s i a s t s . A t t h e moment i t i s s t i l l i n c o m p l e t e , and t h o u g h few members a r e i n t h e H o s t e l , we r e l y e n o r m o u s l y on t h e h e l p o f r e s i d e n t s f o r p r o d u c t i o n and s a l e s . 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No m a t t e r how u n i n t e r e s t i n g t h e news, t h i s morning, one c a n b e s u r e t h a t t h e a v e r a g e d a l l y p a p e r w i l l h a v e c o n t r i v e d some way o f m a k i n g i t i n t e r e s t i n g . Whatever has happened, a c o n f e r e n c e , o p e n i n g of"new b u i l d i n g s , e t c . , i t ' s a foregone conclusion that the p a p e r s w i l l f i n d some member, o f t h e f e m a l e s e x who i s , a t l e a s t , r e m o t e l y c o n n e c t e d w i t h i t . The o n l y o t h e r r e q u i r e m e n t s a r e t h a t s h e s h o u l d have b e e n p h o t o graphed i n a b a t h i n g costume, and been i n v o l v e d i n a major s c a n d a l . Let u s t a k e a n e x a m p l e f r o m jshe " S s e r p x e Y l i a d " - t h i s f i c t i t o u s t i t l e w o u l d be c a t c h y e n o u g h f o r any p a p e r . I t was r e p o r t e d t h a t M r . C h u r c h i l l was t o meet P r e s i d e n t Truman. The p r o b l e m c o n f r o n t i n g t h e p a p e r s i s how t o b r i n g t h e s e d r y f a c t s home t o s u c h a s M r s . S m i t h who i s w a s h i n g some_Q.S. " s m a l l s " i n S w i n d o n . T h e y a r e t h e common f o l k o f t h e s e i s l a n d s - t h e backbone o f Old E n g l a n d . T h e i r language i s s i m p l e . T h e y have l e a r n t a l l t h e r e i s t o know a b o u t t h e h i g h c o s t o f l i v i n g , d e a t h d u t i e s and- 19/6 i n t h e £, i n the s e v e r e c l a s s r o o m o f e v e r y d a y l i f e . B u t , a s k them what a C o a l i t i o n i s a n d f e w c o u l d t e l l y o u - a n d I d o u b t w h e t h e r y o u ' d g e t one t o t e l l y o u how many masts i t has. Nov/, l e t u s l o o k a t t h e way i n w h i c h t h e d a i l i e s b r i n g t h i s news o f M r . C h u r c h i l l t o us.. Do t h e y show a photo o f the P r e m i e r and g i v e a l e a r n e d e x p l a n a t i o n of " b a l a n c e o f p a y m e n t s " ? No, t h a t w o u l d b o r e t h e m . I n s t e a d o u r p a p e r , w i t h commendable r e s e a r c h , f i n d s a g e n t l e m a n , who h a y p e n s t o b e a n A m e r i c a n who h a p p e n s t o have met Mr. C h u r c h i l l d u r i n g t h e w a r . B y g r e a t good f o r t u n e he a l s o has a c o u n t r y m a n s i o n a t w h i c h i t i s w i t h i n t h e bounds o f _pp.ssj._bili.ty. J;hat. Mr C h u r c h i l l m i g h t s t a y . L a s t l y , a n d most - e s s e n t i a l , he h a s a w i f e who, b e i n g a t t r a c t i v e , h a s b e e n p h o t o graphed i n a b a t h i n g costume. That c a t c h e s them.. Put a h e a d l i n e two i n c i . e s h i g h on t h e f r o n t page a n d n o b o d y n o t i c e s i t , b u t g i v e B e t t y G r a b l e a two column s p r e a d a n d e v e r y body s i t s u p . T h i n k what a 'wow' F E L I X w o u l d be w i t h : - -

' SWEETHEART'S SCARF - WINNING EIGHT'S TALISMAN A p r e t t y c r e p e de c h i n e s c a r f d e p i c t i n g beauty spots o f the " P o t t e r i e s " f l u t t e r e d i n the breeze as t h e w i n n e r s o f t h e Lowry Cup ( s e e S p o r t s Review: A l a n K n o b b y ) f l a s h e d , p a s t t h e p o s t y e s t e r d a y . The s c a r f was a t t h e n e c k o f Bob M e r r y w e a t h e r who c o x e d the v i c t o r i o u s M i n e s V l l l t o f i n i s h 3 l e n g t h s u p . Many a d m i r e d t h e c h a r m i n g s c a r f w o r n by t h e handsome f a i r - h a i r e d s t u d e n t , b u t few r e a l i s e d t h a t i t brought unexpected l u c k t o the crew. The s c a r f b e l o n g s t o M i s s F e l i c i t y F i l i g r e e , . who i s M e r r y w e a t h e r ' s f i a n c e e . At t h e i r l a s t meeting, M i s s F i l i g r e e t h r u s t t h e s c a r f i n t o Bob's h a n d w i t h the injunction: "Wear i t , i t ' l l b r i n g y o u and y o u r boy s l u c k , Sonny" (She has a l w a y s c a l l e d h i m Sonny e v e r s i n c e he t o l d h e r he was t h e M a r q u i s o f B l a n d f o r d ) "Oh - a n d f o r h e a v e n ' s s a k e , d o n ' t g e t y o u r t r o u s e r s wet o r y o u ' l l c a t c h y o u r d e a t h o' c o l d " . W i t h t h e s e words o f e n c o u r a g e m e n t , M i s s F i l i g r e e l e f t t o r e t u r n t o h e r work a s Rodent O p e r a t i v e i n M a i d a V a l e , a n d , u n f o r t u n a t e l y , was n o t a b l e t o w i t n e s s Bob's v i c t o r y . When i n t e r v i e w e d a f t e r t h e r a c e a n d t o l d o f t h e c r e w ' s s u c c e s s . M i s s F i l i g r e e was a l m o s t s p e e c h l e s s w i t h d e l i g h t , b u t managed t o say t o o u r r e p o r t e r "He b e t t e r ,hadn't g e t any f l o u r o n my s c a r f . W e l l I g o t t a p u s h - I'm a f t e r a n o t h e r r a t now". S u c h i s t h e n a t u r e o f t h i s p u r e and g e n e r o u s E n g l i s .maid- she n e v e r . l e t s work i n t e r f e f e w i t h h e r p l e a s u r e . R e s u l t o f M a i n E v e n t : Morphy Cup; C.&O. 1 s t . jN.B. R e s e m b l a n c e t o any p e r s o n , l i v i n g

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A m p l i c a t i o n s o f BEEION'S F u n c t i o n I t i s u n n e c e s s a r y t o p o i n t o u t how t h e u s e o f BEETOil'S f u n c t i o n r e d u c e s t h e l a b o u r o f l a b o r a t o r y work. The a c t u a l o b s e r v a t i o n s a r e w o r k e d o u t f r o m the known l a w s g o v e r n i n g t h e e x p e r i m e n t t o b e performed before e n t e r i n g the l a b o r a t o r y . I f no' such l a w s e x i s t s u i t a b l e d a t a c a n be o b t a i n e d f r o m the L a b o r a t o r y R e p o r t s o f p r e v i o u s y e a r s ' ( s u c c e s s ful) students. A c t u a l work i n the l a b o r a t o r y i s r e d u c e d t o two q u i c k r e a d i n g s t o d e t e r m i n e t h e approximate range o f whic h the apparatus i s capable. The r e m a i n d e r o f t h e l a b o r a t o r y t i m e may b e s p e n t i n t h e c o n s u m p t i o n o f c o f f e e . Further Research F u r t h e r r e s e a r c h i s i n hand t o e x t e n d the p r i n c i p l e s o f t h e w o r k o f COOKE and BEETON t o e a s e the l o t o f the p o s t g r a d u a t e s t u d e n t engaged i n o r i g i n a l work. Here, the d i f f i c u l t y i s t h a t the f u n d a m e n t a l l a w s o n w h i c h t h e c a l c u l a t i o n i s t o be b a s e d a r e ' u s u a l l y unknown. Some s u c c e s s h a s b e e n achieved w i t h the a i d o f a c r y s t a l b a l l purchased f r o m Governmen t s u r p l u s s t o c k s ( B a l l s , c r y s t a l , g a z i n g , E n g i n e e r s , 22C/1380) b u t t h i s method i s n e a r l y a s l a b o r i o u s a n d l i t t l e more a c c u r a t e t h a n a c t u a l l a b o r a t o r y work. ( C o n t i n u e d at! t h e f o o t o f t h e n e x t

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FELIX

BOUQUETS

The Lorphy Kace, ; s u n p r e d i c t a b l e as ever, won by the o u t s i d e r s a f t e r a hard r a c e . The Lowry r e s u l t going e q u a l l y a s t r a y , though the eight who s p o r t i n g l y s t a r t e d the race with a broken oar rowed l i k e winners almost a l l the way. C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s to the Soccer Club on t h e i r f i n e performance against N.K.C. I t i s a great p i t y , a l m o s t the same team p l a y i n g i n G u i l d ' s j e r s e y s should g i v e such a d i s h e a r t e n i n g d i s p l a y a g a i n s t the Mines Rugger eleven, who won the f i r s t game o f the Technology Cup competition. There never was any doubt as to who would win the U.L. Cross Country Championship. I t was only a q u e s t i o n o f by how great a margin, well done I.C.C.C.C! With, so many d a z z l i n g successes o f other c lu bs , the Hugger Club people f e e l they should r e f r a i n from . . u b l i c i t y u n t i l they too have won a U.L.cup; but t h e i r r e c o r d to date o f - 9 won, 2 drawn, 2 l o s t games i s very c r e d i t a b l e , i n view o f the prominence o f some of t h e i r opponents. When the team has mastered the a r t o f f a l l i n g on the l o o s e b a l l , the Cup w i l l be w e l l w i t h i n t h e i r grasp.

MORPHY-DAY The weather was f i n e , w i t h a f r e s h south e r l y wind and a f a s t ebb t i d e , as t h e t h r e e crews paddled up t o the s t a r t o f the Morphy Oup. RSM. were on the Surrey s t a t i o n , O&G. i n t h e Centre and ROS. on Middlesex . O.A.Brletow got them o f f t o a p e r f e c t s t a r t } the Mines, i n t h e f a s t e r water went i n t o the l e a d a t onoe and were ahead a t t h e end o f the f i r s t minute, as t h e crews approached Harrods. .Here, however, as t h e Mines lengthened out, they dropped t h e i r r a t i n g and work a l i t t l e too muoh and t h e C&G., t a k i n g f u l l advantage o f t h i s went i n t o the l e a d a t once. A word o f p r a i s e must go t o the O&G. oox f o r h i s t a c t i c s a t t h i s p o i n t , f o r though r a t h e r heavy-handed w i t h the rudder, he never t h e l e s s used h i s commanding l e a d t o keep RSM. out o f the stream between Harrods and the M i l e Post and a t t h e same time e n t i c e d RCS. t o o f a r over t o Surrey, from whioh p o s i t i o n onl y sudden and d r a s t i c a c t i o n saved a c l a s h as Gardner brought G u i l d s back t o t h e i r own s t a t i o n . He had thus g i v e n h i s crew every ohanoe t o c o n s o l i date t h e i r l e a d , which they prooeeded t o do i n no u n o e r t a i n manner At the M i l e Post, C&G. were a l e n g t h ahead w i t h the boat r u n n i n g w e l l . RSM. and RCS,, n e i t h e r o f whom had s e t t l e d down i n t o a s t r i d e , began the Job o f t r y i n g t o r e t r i e v e the s i t u a t i o n . At the F o o t b a l l Ground G u i l d s were n e a r l y thre e l e n g t h s ahead and RCS. ahead o f RSM. From t h i s p o i n t t o the f i n i s h , theROS. found t h e i r s t r i d e , w h i l s t HSM. r a l l i e d s they passed the boathouses. G u i l d s were going t o o w e l l t o be a t a l l t r o u b l e d by t h i s and won very w e l l by 2j-lengths w i t h ROS. ? l e n g t h ahead o f HSM. The O&G. orew t h o r o u g h l y deserved to win. A much improved orew, they had l e a r n t the v a l u e o f l e t t i n g the boat r u n between the s t r o k e s and g i v i n g themselves the time t o work r e a l l y hard. 0

BOXING

Quite a l a r g e audience witnessed a f i n e performance by I.C. Boxing Club when they beat King's C o l l e g e by 4 bouts t o I i n the gymnasium on Tuesday 27th November. Malcolm Muir, who i s t o be c o n g r a t u l a t e d on h i s twice b e i n g s e l e c t e d t o r e p r e s e n t U.L. t h i s season, gave I.C. the lead by winning the f i r s t bout from D . J e s s e t t on a v e r y c l o s e p o i n t s d e c i s i o n . K i n g s ' drew l e v e l when the v e r s a t i l e .L.Dujon gained a p o i n t s d e c i s i o n over John Davies but were h a r d l y i n the p i c t u r e d u r i n g the r e s t of the evening. A f t e r a q u i e t e x h i b i t i o n bout by two boxers from Goldsmiths' C o l l e g e , Peter Harding put I.C. ahead when he gained the v e r d i c t over J.Sharpe. Len Palmer, the I.C. F l y w e i g h t , d e l i g h t e d the s p e c t a t o r s w i t h some e x c e l l e n t boxing i n h i s exh i b i t i o n w i t h R.Leigh. Len c e r t a i n l y earned the applause a t the end o f the bout s i n c e he was a stone l i g h t e r than h i s opponent. The l a s t two bouts of the evening both y i e l d e d p o i n t s v i c t o r i e s f o r the I.C. men, B i l l Shepherd b e a t i n g D . G i l l and R i c k y F o r s c h e r b e a t i n g the amusingly unorthodox R.Campbell.

FENCING There have been no deaths i n the Club t h i s year. T h i s i s probably due to the high proportion o f beginners. ( I must, i n pass i n g , r e c o r d the f a c t t h a t there have been no births either; but the reason f o r t h i s escapes me.) The c l a s s e s on Monday and Thursday evenings have been w e l l a t t e n d e d , and there i s p l e n t y o f t a l e n t among t h i s year's newcomers, amongst whom we have f o u r from I.C.W.A. Owing t o an a c c i d e n t , f o r which we were not r e s p o n s i b l e , t o M. L^on P a u l , we have been short o f one i n s t r u c t o r f o r the whole o f the term, but Mr. Z a b i e l s k i , pronounced George, has been c a r r y i n g on s u c c e s s f u l l y alone . On the sole o c c a s i o n t h i s term on which we were able to employ our f u l l team, we beat the P o l y t e c h n i c 16 - 11. The remainder o f our matches a g a i n s t King's C o l l e g e H o s p i t a l , St. P a u l ' s , Westminster, Dulwich C o l l e g e , a g a i n s t whom we l o s t narrowly 13 - 1 h , were l e s s s u c c e s s f u l - owing to t h e c l a i m s , and e f f e c t s , of another I.C. Club,'the U n i v e r s i t y and the Commemoration B a l l on members o f the team.

JUDO In the f i r s t match o f the y e a r , King's C o l l e g e d e c i s i v e l y beat the I.C. team by three matches to n i l , w i t h f i v e draws (1+ p o i n t s to n i l ) , although most matches were hard f o u g h t . The beginners ' bouts ended u s u a l l y i n draws, as i s so o f t e n the case b e f o r e many throwB have been mastered. Both o f King's (3rd Kyu) score d two p o i n t s o f f P h i l l i p s , I.C. (2nd Kjru) , the f i r s t b e i n g a p a r t i c u l a r l y w e l l executed a n k l e throw. Our P r e s i d e n t , K. A. E v e r a r d (1st K|ru) d i d w e l l a g a i n s t Wetenhall (1st Kyu) , who i s rumoured to have been p r a c t i s i n g hard o f l a t e . V/etenhall threw E v e r a r d only once, by a cunning ashiguruma-cum-osotogari. A l l members o f the I.C. C l u b , not only those i n the team, w i l l have to p r a c t i s e h a r d e r , i f f u t u r e matches a r e to end more f a v o u r a b l y f o r I.C.

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The Lowry Oup race was v e r y e x c i t i n g and w e l l fought out, between an experienced C&G crew who knew how t o row, but a i d not g i v e thems e l v e s the time t o work, and a v e r y i n e x p e r i e n c e d RSM. crew who r e a l i s e d only too w e l l t h e i r l i m i t a t i o n s as oaremen and so contented themselves w i t h a r a t i n g t h a t s u i t e d them and gave them the o p p o r t u n i t y t o " d r i v e the blade t o move the b o a t " . O&G. went ahead at the s t a r t , but would not s e t t l e down and a " r u s h " developed,, RSM. hung on and began t o row them down. Opposite the boathouaes, w i t h RSM. l e a d i n g and l o o k i n g capable o f winning, a "crab" i n the G u i l d s boat, (which was very w e l l and q u i c k l y r e c o v e r e d ) , gave the Mines an unforesee n £ l e n g t h , which they had made i n t o a f u l l l e n g t h a t the f i n i s h . The ROS. orew, g i v i n g away n e a r l y two stone p e r man, were no matoh f o r t h e i r h e a v i e r opponents, and though rowing a plucky r a c e , were unable t o come w i t h i n s t r i k i n g d i s t a n c e . (See photograph

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TENNIS. Played Sat.morning, Dec.1st 1951. The Royal School o f Uines beat Chelsea P o l y t e c h n i c by 7 j matches to l i ( a t home )

CROSS-COUNTRY {Sat. 1 s t . Dec: U n i v e r s i t y Championships. This year's race promises to be a very open a f f a i r - best summarised by the D a i l y Telegraph "the team t i l t e should pass from king's C o l l e g e t o London School ofEconomics or Imperial C o l l e g e " . A l l three c o l l e g e s were f i e l d i n g s t r o n g teams almost the e n t i r e U n i v e r s i t y 1st and 2nd teams a r e drawn from them. The I.C. team got away to t h e i r u s u a l hopeless s t a r t - a f a . i l i n g which must be overcome v.hen running i n f i e l d s o f about two hundred. However, ».Garrod. shot up from about t h i r t i e t h to twelfth d u r i n g the second mile, and F.Bagley worked h i s way up to the l e a d e r s . Thus, at the f i n i s h I.C. had three i n the f i r s t ten, and f i v e i n twenty, running i n very comfortable winners. I t was a very f i n e e f f o r t by the whole team, i n a year when the U n i v e r s i t y running i s o f such a h i g h standard. Ted Whitlock r a n b r i l l i a n t l y to come i n t h i r d , having just recovered from a very bad l e g i n j u r y ^ and b i l l Dain came an e x c e l l e n t s i x t h , to equal the. p r e * vious r e c o r d . '• . .MCORE. I.C."A" 52, Kings 65, L.S.E. 96, Q.M.C. 160, jN.K.C. 1 6 i , I.C'B" 177.Nineteen c o l l e g e s competed.

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