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We r e c e i v e d e x c e l l e n t s u p p o r t l a s t S u n d a y m o r e t h a n we e x p e c t e d b e c a u s e w e o m i t t e d t o request t h o s e coming t o s i g n up on the n o t i c e I n the Union h a l l . T h i s w i l l b e t h e r e f o r n e x t w e e k ; cm i t are spaces for each s h i f t to book u p .

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T h e p o s i t i o n o f SILWOOD P A R K i n I . C . has Until received a f u r t h e r boost from C o u n c i l . r e c e n t l y they had o n l y an observer a t the Counc i l meetings. Now i t i s p r o p o s e d t o make t h e observer a r e p r e s e n t a t i v e w i t h the s t a t u s of an O f f i c e r of the U n i o n , t h u s b r i n g i n g the number of O f f i c e r s up to n i n e . A s t h i s change involves w i l l amendments t o U n i o n b y e - l a w s the measure have t o be r a t i f i e d b y twp U n i o n G e n e r a l M e e t i n g s before i t takes effect. The r e p r e s e n t a t i v e w i l l be t h e C h a i r m a n of t h e S i l w o o d P a r k C o m m i t t e e .

I n a d d i t i o n t h e r e w i l l be the u s u a l attract i o n s , a u c t i o n s , r a f f l e s and a Rumbola. This is r e a l l y a l a r g e s c a l e draw w i t h t h i r t y p r i z e s , i n cluding a typewriter, a vacuum c l e a n e r , and b o t Tickets t l e s of d r i n k (potent and i m p o t e n t ) . f o r the C a r n i v a l , w h i c h l a s t s f r o m 9pm. t o 2 a m . , may be o b t a i n e d f r o m t h e U . L . U . O f f i c e p r i c e 2 5 7 U.L.U. 15/-, It is s i n g l e , or t o members o f hoped t o r a i s e £1000. The R . C . S . E n t e r t a i n m e n t s Committee' regrets that the U . L . U . C a r n i v a l c l a s h e s w i t h t h e i r 'Rodeo , b u t a r r a n g e m e m e n t s h a d b e e n made f o r t h i s b e f o r e t h e U . L . U . d e t a i l s wetre c i r c u l a t e d , a n d c o u l d n o t be altered. S O C .

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On F e b r u a r y 8 t h . t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f L o n d o n Union i s organising a Grand C a r n i v a l B a l l at Senate House i n a i d of the J a m a i c a H u r r i c a n e i n a d d i t i o n to the dancing i n the Relief Fund, M a r b l e H a l l t h e r e w i l l b e a Rum F a i r i n t h e a d J o i n i n g D e l l e r H a l l , c o n s i s t i n g of sideshows etc. c o n t r i b u t e d by each c o l l e g e . A t 11.30 pm. a M a r d i Gras p r o c e s s i o n i s to be h e l d , I n w h i o h colleges are i n v i t e d to enter a tableau formed by a team of u p t o t e n , t h e theme t o be i n k e e p i n g w i t h the whole evening. This procession w i l l be j u d g e d b y K a t h e r i n e Dunham (now a p p e a r i n g at: t h e Cambridge Theatre),a trophy b e i n g awarded t o the best entry.

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expediency i s the keynote. Peace while i t i s convenient, otherwise war. The d i s c u s s i o n , c o n t a i n i n g a b r o a d representation of views,was sufficiently l i v e l y for the majority to stay u n t i l 9.30.p.m. Unfortunately the remarkable objectivity shown b y t h e s p e a k e r was n o t s h a r e d b y many p a r t i c i p a n t s . The d e c i s i o n t o h o l d t h e m e e t i n g after supper i n order t o give an opportunity f o r an u n h u r r i e d d i s c u s s i o n was a welcome i n o v a t i o n a n d t h e attendance o f forty supported t h i s experiment.

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The freedom a t t h e p r i n c i p a l ^ i n s t i t u t i o n s o f t h i s University i s probably our popular characteristic much m i s - r e p r e s e n t e d i n i t s rare appearance i n newspapers. I n f a c t i t m e a n s t h a t , i f we a c c e p t that* the function o f a u n i v e r s i t y i s the mastery a n d a d v a n c e m e n t o f k n o v / l e d g e , we m u s t l e a v e i t s members ( i . e . P r o f e s s o r s , L e c t u r e r s a n d s t u d e n t s ) to study as they t h i n k best. However t h e e n t r a n t w i t h t h e g r a s s h o p p e r m i n d may t a k e c o l l e g e a s a n i n t e l l e c t u a l H o l i d a y Camp. We h a v e a l l k n o w n t h e sad s t o r i e s at examination time o f the jack o f a l l t r a d e s , who i s m u s i c i a n , m o u n t a i n e e r , p o l i t i c i a n , p l a y w r i g h t a n d more a t a l l t i m e s ( t h o u g h h e i s rarely the lover or the drinker). We s h o u l d our V i c recognise h i m as t h e ' t e r r i b l e example' t o r i a n elders would propound. Union l i f e comprises a t h l e t i o clubs, faculty s o c i e t i e s , debates and dances; amongst t h e o t h e r complementary a c t i v i t i e s music often occupies a specie-'place , with the dramatic society close i n popular interest. The student not generally i n t e r e s t e d i n a l l t h e s e t o some e x t e n t , should f i n d a l o g i c a l b i a s i n one d i r e c t i o n . No s u g g e s t i o n w a s made t o u s o n e n t e r i n g c o l l e g e t o p l a n o u r l i f e here and t o s t r i k e a balance between the i n c l i n a t i o n o f the d i l e t t a n t e and the d u t i f u l : as w e l l as a s p o r t o r e q u i v a l e n t communal intere s t , most e n g i n e e r s should be concerned w i t h t h e i r Engineering Society, zoologists with their Natural H i s t o r y S o c i e t y e t c ., r u n n i n g them a c c o r d i n g t o student needs; and at s c i e n t i f i c I . C . each o f these has the special opportunity t c attract the whole college. Esoteric lectures are better w r i t t e n andread than discussed.

* I n some o f t h e L . C . C ' . s Polytechnics grant e d U n i v e r s i t y r e c o g n i t i o n , t h e a t m o s p h e r e i s more from concious of registers c o n t r o l l i n g attendance nine to fiwe every day. F a c i l i t i e s and f a m i l i a r i t y with research are rare. These i n s t i t u t i o n s p r o v ide great opportunities f o r Londoners t o get e x cellent straightforward instruction for internal degrees and diplomas , p o s s i b l y t o the immediate d e t r i m e n t i n c o m p e t i t i o n o f t h e g r a d u a t e a s we mean h i m . A comparison o f these, Oxford and Cambridge, and u s , w i t h the ' c i v i c ' universities, i s given by "Redbrick University" , published andof which this i s r e c e n t l y by Penguin Books; i n part a review.

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Other P r o f i l i s t s , r e s t r a i n e d b y bounds o f common d e c e n c y h a v e made n o m o r e t h a n p a s s i n g reference t o t h e amourous p r o c l i v i t i e s o f t h e i r s u b j e c t s , b u t we a r e g o v e r n e d b y n o s u c h s c r u p l e s . swept E n c o u r a g e d b y e a r l y s u c c e s s e s a t home B r i a n t h r o u g h S c a n d i n a v i a a n d t h e Low C o u n t r i e s i n two s u c c e s s i v e campaigns a n d i n a t h i r d l a i d waste the Iberian P e n i n s u l a . But i t most n o t be supposed there a r e no q u i e t moments i n B r i a n ' s m e t e o r i c c a r e e r a s t h e a v a n t g u a r d e o f t h e y o u n g e r g e n e r a t i o n : moments o f research into the frenzy induced i n gas molecules devoted when g i v e n t h e h o t w i r e t r e a t m e n t ; moments to i n v e s t i g a t i n g the arrangements s u s t a i n i n g the t r o u s e r s o f t h e P r e s i d e n t o f G u i l d s ; moments o f abandoned c r o s s - r u f f i n g b u r l e d deep i n t h e H o s t e l n i g h t ; o r moments a l c o h o l l c a l l y e x p a n d e d Into "monumental e v e ni ng s "? A s t h e R . C . S . a n di t s P r e s i d e n t t o i l e d on t h e towpath l a s t Morphy, none knew t h a t t h e v o i c e o f B . W . P . r e c o r d e d i n one o f these q u i e t e r moments, was b e i n g b r o a d c a s t t o t h e a s t o n i s h e d masses o f A s i a i n a n I n t e r - V a r s i t y Brains Tru3t. It i s the i n t e n t i o n of Wolfe Purslow t o take the American Continent b y storm s t a r t i n g w i t h Canada when he h a s a d d e d a P h . D . t o h i s armament I n t h i s e n t e r p r i s e we a r e c o n f i d e n t t h a t B r i a n will go a s f a r a s t h e f l e x i b l e l a w s o f a n e x p a n d i n g economy w i l l p e r m i t h i m . B r i a n i s m o s t r e m a r k a b l e i n t h a t he i s s o refreshingly unremarkable. What he a c h i e v e s he achieves by assiduous application of unremitting energy. We a l l w i s h h i m - a n d A m e r i c a - w e l l .

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lhe e d i t o r has sug^eeted t h a t a r t i c l e s on the subject of the m u s i c a l l i f e of the c o l l e g e should appear o c c a s i o n a l l y - these being, not c r i t i c i s m s o f performances, but commentaries on the c u r r e n t activities of the v a r i o u s s o c i e t i e s . With t h i s i n v i e w i t may b e a s w e l l t o o u t l i n e t h e m a i n b r a n c h e s o f t h e I . C . m u s i c a l T r e e as iu. s t a n d s a t t h e moment. We h a v e a c h o i r o f s o m e 8 5 v o i c e s w h i c h r e h e a r ses and performs under the baton of D r . R e g i n a l d Jacques. The s i z e o f t h e c h o i r makes i t s u i t a b l e f o r w o r k s n o t o f t e n p e r f o r m e d by l a r g e c h o r a l s o c i e t i e s and thus the c h o i r concerts are u s u a l l y of great i n t e r e s t to a l l music l o v e r s . At present Haydn's "The C r e a t i o n " and Bach's c a n t a t a "Bide with Us" are being prepared for a concert l a t e r i n the term. The o r c h e s t r a i s s u f f e r i n g f r o m a n a c u t e s h o r t age of b r a s s p l a y e r s and t h i s f a c t o r s e v e r e l y limits t h e c h o i c e o f w o r k s t o be t a c k l e d . With a c e r t a i n amount o f j u d i c i o u s i m p o r t i n g o f l o c a l t a l e n t from B . C . I t , some o f t h e s h o r t a g e s h a v e b e e n o v e r c o m e a n d a t t h e moment M e n d e l s s o h n ' s " I t a l i a n " s y m p h o n y i s b e i n g r e h e a r s e d , t o g e t h e r w i t h a S l a v o n i c Rhapsody of Dvorak. The T h u r s d a y C o n c e r t s h a v e a g o o d f o l l o w i n g w i t h o f t e n " s t a n d i n g room o n l y " . A wide range of works i s performed at a h i g h s t a n d a r d - t h i s combina t i o n m a k i n g t h e c o n c e r t s one o f I . C . ' s greatestmusical assets. The r e c o r d e d m u s i c c l u b i s d o r m a n t a t p r e s e n t owing to the l a c k of a s u i t a b l e gramophone. The r e c o r d l i b r a r y s t i l l e x i s t s so t h a t w i t h a l i t t l e i n i t i a t i v e t h i s a c t i v i t y c o u l d be r e v i v e d , bringing w i t h i t the p o s s i b i l i t y of i n v i t i n g a u t h o r i t i e s to g i v e i l l u s t r a t e d t a l k s o n v a r i o u s t o p i c s - t h e one part of I.C. musical l i f e which i s completely l a c k i n g a t t h e moment. ( C. & G. e l e c t r i c a l d e p t . p l e a s e copy).


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and i n sffefet t h e r e f o r e he s e l e c t e d by t h e s t u d e n t s . L a t e r h e was e l e c t e d by t h e s o - c a l l e d " S t u d e n t s Committee", a n d s t i l l l a t e r by t h e S t u d e n t s F i n a n c e Committee, the forerunner o f C o u n c i l . Apart from the very e a r l y days o f " P r e s i d e n t s i n R o t a t i o n , " t h e P r e s i d e n t has been t h e chairman o f the committees w h i c h r u n U n i o n a f f a i r s , a n d camnot be s a i d t o be the leader of the Union.

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Why s h o u l d we h a v e t h i s s y s t e m ? I t would s u r e l y be t o t h e advantage o f t h e U n i o n t o elect t h e P r e s i d e n t by b a l l o t among U n i o n members. In favour of the present system i t i s s a i d that f i r s t l y C o u n c i l members a r e more a c q u a i n t e d s i t h t h e nominees a n d a r e t h u s more i n a p o s i t i o n t o f o r m a c o r r e c t judgement t h a n t h e o r d i n a r y s t u d e n t . Secondly i t i s held that i f ordinary students voted t h e i r P r e s i d e n t they w o u l d t e n d t o v o t e f o r t h e man from t h e i r own c o l l e g e . T h i r d l y i t i s thought that p o l i t i c s might enter into the e l e c t i o n i f students had the v o t e . The f i r s t p o i n t must be d i s c u s s e d w i t h a view D o we to what k i n d o f P r e s i d e n t t h e U n i o n n e e d s .

P r e s i d e n t who i s m a i n l y t h e c h a i r m a n o f need committees, C o u n c i l i n p a r t i c u l a r , and i n effect the representative o f A u t h o r i t y t o u s ; o r d o we n e e d a P r e s i d e n t who i s o u r l e a d e r â&#x20AC;&#x201D; . o u r reoresentThe s e c o n d seems t h e more ative t o t h e Governors? l i k e l y , a n d c a n o n l y be o b t a i n e d by t h e s t u d e n t s This President could then electing the President. be c e r t a i n o f t h e sympathy a n d b a c k i n g o f t h e majority of students. F o r t h e s e c o n d p o i n t we m u s t a s k o u r s e l v e s : " I s C o u n c i l above i n t e r - c o l l e g i a t e rivalries?"

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college t r y to get p r o p o s e r from one o f t h e o t h e r colleges? The t h i r d a r g u m e n t i n f a v o u r o f t h e p r e s e n t system i s that p o l i t i c s are brought into the e l e c t ion campaigns of other C o l l e g e s , This, i t i s held, i s the worst s i n o f a l l - but s u r e l y t h i s happens here under the present system. Would C o u n c i l p u t c o n s i d e r a t i o n o f p o l i t i c s a s i d e i f a nominee were a Communist? Would they vote f o r h i m without any consideration of h i s p o l i t i c a l views. I n summing up a m a n ' s c h a r a c t e r h i s p o l i t i c a l v i e w s h a v e a

great very important c o n t r i b u t i o n and i t would be mistake t o l e a v e them out a l t o g e t h e r . T h i s does n o t mean t J i a t p o l i t i c s s h o u l d be t h e m a j o r issue

great mistake. of an e l e c t i o n - t h a t a l s o would be In favour of having the President elected by b a l l o t i s the advantage thet i t would s t i m u l a t e an i n t e r e s t i n U n i o n a f f a i r s b y t h o s e we a r e w o n t t o c a l l Brown Baggers. E v e n t h e y , when p r e s e n t e d w i t h the b a l l o t papers c o u l d f e e l that they p l a y quite an important part i n Union a f f a i r s . A l s o , we c o u l d t h e n s a y t h a t h e w a s o u r P r e s i d e n t ,

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SOCIAL. THURSDAY, JAN 3 1 s t . i . C . Literary and Debating Society a r e h o l d i n g a debate on t h e motion "That the E n g l i s h Channel s h o u l d be a b o l i s h e d " . This w i l l take p l a c e i n t h e Gymnasium, from 5 p . m . 1 , 0 . M u s i c a l S o c . L u n c h H o u r r e c i t a l , C o u n c i l Room C. & G. M o z a r t c l a r i n e t t r i o (K498) a n d s o n g s . FELIX on s a l e . FEB.1st. U . L . U . A debate on " P a c i f i s m " FRIDAY, w i l l be h e l d a t 6 p . m . i n t h e ttut. Last day f o r receipt of c o n t r i b u t i o n s to the next issue of Phoenix, SATURDAY, F E B . 2 n d . E n t e r t a i n m e n t s Committee Hop, 8 - 1 1 p . m . Tickets from the Union Office Annexe today a n d tomorrow. SUNDAY, F E B . 3 r d . I . C . Film Society 'The Cabinet of D. C a l i g a r i ' and 'Through the North-West Passage' 7 . 3 0 p . m . New L o u n g e . I n d i v i d u a l guest tickets must be o b t a i n e d i n advance from 1.15 t o 1.45 p . m . on F r i d a y 1 s t F e b . a n d today O r d ; from 7 . 0 t o 7.30 p.m. THURSDAY, F E B . 7 t h I . C . S . C . M . T h e s e c o n d t a l k o n t h e subject ' T h e g u l f between E a s t a n d West' w i l l be g i v e n by D r . Doreen Warriner o f t h e school of S l a v o n i c S t u d i e s , who w i l l s p e a k o n " T h e W e s t " i n t h e Zoology theatre a t 7.15 p.m. Coffee will be o b t a i n e d a t 7 . 0 p . m . I.C. M u s i c a l Society Lunch-Hour r e c i t a l today c o n s i s t s o f a concert performance o f Act II o f Mozart.'s " t h e Marriage of F i g a r o " . FRIDAY, F E B . 8 t h R . C . S . C a r n i v a l Rodeo, 9 . 0 p . m . 4.0 a.m. Buffet, Cabaret. U.L.U. Carnival B a l l i n a i d of the Jamaica h u r r i cane R e l i e f Fund, Senate House, 9 . 0 p.m. - 2 . 0 a . m . R u m tfair a n d M a r d i G r a s p r o c e s s i o n . I . C . M u s i c a l S o c i e t y G a l l e r y party t o Covent Garden. Mozart 'The Marriage o f F i g a r o ' . TUESDAY, F E B . 1 2 t h . I . C . P h i l o s o p h i c a l G r o u p . P. Bassom w i l l speak on 'Hume' a t 5.15 p . m . i n the Botany lecture theatre. THURSDAY, F E B . 1 4 t h . L . U . D . S . I n t e r c o l l e g i a t e One a c t p l a y F e s t i v a l , F e b 1 4 , 1 5 , 16 I n s t i t u t e o f E d u c a t i o n , 7 p . m . T i c k e t s 1/-, 2 / - , 3 / - , l o r 2/6, 5/-, 7/6, f o r the three nights) obtainable from t h e I.C. L.U.D.S. representative ( J . R . Askew) o r from I.C. are presenting a play at th.e U . L . U . o f f i c e . the F e s t i v a l . I.C. Music Society R e c i t a l . O <* G C o u n c i l H o o m . xo b e a n n o u n c e d . FRIDAY, F E B . 1 5 t h . JfELIX on s a l e . "Opera i n .England" - a t a l k b j S i r Stewart n i l s o n , uotany .Lecture T h e a t r e . 5.15 p . m . SATURDAY, F E B 1 6 t h . A T o u c h s t o n e D i s c u s s i o n Weeke n d w i l l b e h e l d a t S i l w o o d P a r k t o d a y f.nd t o m o r r o w . The s u b j e c t w i l l be A d v e r t i s i n g , i t s methods, i t s economics, what c o n s t i t u t e s e f f e c t i v e advertising, advertising ethics, etc. The o p e n i n g t a l k w i l l be g i v e n b y a member o f t h e A d v e r t i s i n g A s s o c i a t i o n staff. A p p l i c a t i o n s s h o u l d b e made t o t h e U n i o n Office (Mrs. Robinson; or to the Rector's Office (Miss Spalding; bj 1 1 t h February. .Entertainments Committee Hop. 8-11p . m . ATHLETIC. SATURDJu, F E B . 2 n d . I . C . R . F . C . 1 s t XV a r e p l a y i n g Q . M . C . a t home. I . C . F e n c i n g C l u b f i r s t team a r e f i g h t i n g B i r m i n g h a m U n i v e r s i t y a t home. SATURDAY, F E B . 9 t h . I . C . A . F . C . v K i n g s College (home), I . C . R . F . C . v S t . C a t h e r i n e s College, Cambridge (home), I . C . C . C . i , . v Reading thome), I . C . F e n c i n g C l u b 1 s t team v Southampton U n i v . (home). WEDNESDAY, I.C.C.C.C.

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M O D E R A T I O N Icy minds r a c i n g s t r a i g h t from t h e p o l e , p l a y i n g f i e l d s i n c h e s deep i n c r i s p s n o w , l o o k i n g f o r a l l the world a white Christmas, could n o t daunt those h a r d y p l a y e r s who p r o v e d o n c e a g a i n c a p a b l e o f a d a p t i n g t h e m s e l v e s t o a n y c o n d i t i o n s . On t h e b l u s t e r i n g day when E n g l a n d j u s t f a i l e d t o w i t h s t a n d t h e i n v a s i o n f r o m t h e W e s t , c o n v i n c i n g s u c c e s s e s were g a i n e d over formidable opponents. The Rugger team b e a t i n g W a s p s V a n d a l s ( 1 3 - 5 ) fi> r t h e f i r s t t i m e a f t e r outp l a y i n g t h e m i n e v e r y p h a s e o f t h e game, a n d l a s t S a t u r d a y t h e V e t s , who k n o c k e d o u t t h e R u g g e r team i n t h e f i r s t r o u n d o f t h e cup l a s t y e a r , were o u t r u n to a score o f 11-3. There i s n o t r u t h i n t h e r u m o u r s t h a t s k i s w i l l be worn f o r t h e next match.Unfortunately both t h e S o c c e r a n d Hockey teams were beaten b u tn o t outplayed i n the U . L . Cup. With such a good s t a r t t o t h e second h a l f season i t w o u l d be a g r e a t p i t y i f t h e s t a n d a r d o f p l a y w a s to f a l l because p l a y e r s a r e - n o t up t o form. No s p o r t s chances men w o u l d b e w i l l i n g l y j e o p a r d i z e h i s t e a m ' s by n o t b e i n g f i t a n d w o u l d be a s h a m e d t o h a v e t o e x p l a i n a p o o r game b y r e f e r e n c e t o f e s t i v i t i e s t h e night before. As t h e r e i s a s u c c e s s i o n o f c a r n i v a l s t n d dances i n t h e near f u t u r e , a l l o f which depend f o r t h e i r sucpess upon t h e numbers a n d t h e s o i r i t present - moderation and sleep, gentlemen. C R O S S - C O U N T R Y

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I.C. 0 U . C . 1. I . C . ' s U . L . Cup b i d ended a t B e r r y l a n d s l a s t S a t u r d a y when a v a l i a n t I . C . X I r e f u s e d t o be o v e r whelmed by a v e r y s t r o n g U . C . s i d e . For two-thirds o f t h e m a t c h I . C . were penned i n t h e i r own h a l f , fighting a stubborn rearguard action against a fast moving forward l i n e , which included four o f t h e regu l a r U . L . s i d e , b r i l l i a n t l y b a c k e d up by a h a l f - b a c k l i n e which included Godfrey, the U.L. captain at centre-half. The s u c c e s s o f U . C . c a n be a t t r i b u t e d t o t h i s o n e man w h p t i m e a n d a g a i n b r o k e u p t h e I . C . a t t a c k s , a t t h e same t i m e f e e d i n g h i s f o r w a r d s with an accuracy r a r e l y seen i n c o l l e g e football. I t was f i t t i n g t h a t h e s h o u l d s c o r e t h e g o a l w h i c h decided t h e match - a b r i l l i a n t l y taken free k i c k f r o m f u l l y t w e n t y - f i v e y a r d s , w h i c h was i n t h e b a c k of the net before the I . C . goalkeeper had time to move. T h e game w a s p l a y e d i n t r a d i t i o n a l c u p - t i e fashion - fast robust tackling andgrimly determined defensive play on both s i d e s . U . C . were no doubt s h a k e n a t t h e e n d o f t h e g o a l l e s s f i r s t h a l f b} a defence which would not crack even under t h e intense p r e s s u r e which t h e i r forwards were capable o f l a y i n g o n a n d o n t h r e e o c c a s i o n s when t h e U . C . k e e p e r was b r o u g h t t o h i s k n e e s by s h o t s f r o m Hodge a n d C l e n s h a w . I n d e e d a t t h e e n d o f t h i s p e r i o d I . C . may w e l l h a v e been i n the l e a d . For t h e f i r s t f i f t e e n minutes o f t h e second h a l f I . C . d o m i n a t e d t h a . p l a y a n d came v e r y c l o s e t o s c o r i n g o n s e v e r a l o c c a s i o n s b u t t h e n t h e game swung a g a i n t o U . C . ' s fp.vour, r e s u l t i n g i n G o d f r e y ' s goal. T i m e was p l a y e d o u t w i t h I . C . d e f e n d i n g grimly ana attacking spasmodically. }

I . U . C . C . C . v SOUTHUAXE H A R R I E T S . Run a t Roehampton, o n S a t u r d a y J a n u a r y 1 9 t h . A r a t h e r t i r e d team, r u n n i n g w i t h o u t i t s two University representatives, j u s t managed t o w i n . Tony W a t t s r a n a n e x t r e m e l y g o o d r a c e t o come i n f i r s t for I . C . I . C . 36 p o i n t s . S a u t h g a t e 42 p o i n t s . 1st u . A s h (S) 2nd R. Freeman IS) 3rd A . B . Watts (I.C.) Other he s ui t s 1 2 t h Jan.. l . C . 2nd v Birkbeck v Acton Technicals Birkbeck 42 A c t o n 44 I . C . 34 19th I.C. 2nd v Pearl Assurance P e a r l A . 32 I . C . 46 26th Jan. I . C . C . C . C . v Walton A.C. v Ealing narriers Westminster Bank. At ..alton over 7 m i l e s. 2nd iS.F. Whitlock 1st T . Keegan (W.A.C.) n.C.) 3rd D.J. Pain W a l t o n 39 I . C . 53 E a l i n g 99 Westminster B .1 3 2 . A b o u t . 35 s t a r t e d a n d r a t h e r l e s s t h u j i 35 f i n i s h e d LONDON U N I V E R S I T Y 7 j M I L E S C H A M P I O N S H I P S . T h i s r a c e was r u n o n Wednesday J a n u a r y 1 6 t h , over Q.M.C.'s course a t Brentwood - which i s n o t o r i o u s l y heavy, consisting almost e n t i r e l y o f plough and water. with COT o n c e I . C . w e r e p r o m i n e n t a t t h e s t a r t , s i x o f t h e i r team i n t h e f i r s t t e n . As t h e race s o they dropped back, b u t a good r u n by progressed, l e d W h i t l o c k , backed up by B i l l P a i n a n d Mike Garrod gave the Club another comfortable victory. 2nd l . s . e . 82 p o i n t s . 1 s t I . C . 66 p o i n t s . 3rd

K i n g s 94 p o i n t s . i n d i v i d u a l r e s u l t s - 1 s t J . Keegan, 1..S.E. 2nd K . L . M o r r i s N . E . C . 3rdE . F . Whitlock A.C. B A D M I N T O N This year fhe Club i s running four teams:two m e n ' s , one m i x e d , a n d one women's, i n t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f London League, a n d t o date have met w i t h g r e a t s u c c e s s , t h e f i r s t two h a v i n g won a l l t h e i r games. I t seems c e r t a i n t h a t t h e m e n ' s first w i l l head t h e i r s e c t i o n o f t h e League, a n d s h o u l d b e a t K i n g ' s f i r s t who seem t o b e t h e l i k e l y w i n n e r s The sedond men's team h a d of t h e other s e o t i o n . one g o o d v i c t o r y i n b e a t i n g a s l i g h t l y weakened King's first team. We h a v e p l a y e d C a m b r i d g e U n i V . " A ' ' t e a m a t home a n d were n a r r o w l y b e a t e n 5-4 a n d t h i s was w i t h o u t t h e a s s i s t a n c e of o u r c a p t a i n F . S . L a u . There w i l l be a r e t u r n f i x t u r e w i t h C a m b r i d g e a n d a home o n e with Oxford i n the very near future. The c a p t a i n o f o u r t e a m , F . S . L a u , i s a l s o captain of t h e U n i v e r s i t y of London Badminton Club, and t h i s year succeeded i n g a i n i n g theU.A.U. We h a v e f o u r o r f i v e m e m b e r s i n singles t i t l e . the U . L . club a n d there i s l i t t l e doubt that t h e c l u b i s s t r o n g e r now t h a n i t h a s b e e n f o r many years past and should keep up i t s h i g h standard for a t least the next couple of years. ,

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2 U.C. 0 On W e d n e s d a y 2 3 r d J a x u a r y I . C . a v e n g e d t h e i r unlucky defeat i n the U . L . Cup. B o t h s i d e s were r o u g h l y e q u a l l y weakened by t h e l o s s o f U n i v e r s i t y a n d e x a m i n a t i o n - b o u n d p l a y e r s , b u t w i t h much o f t h e i r b r i l l i a n t ( a l b e i t so f a r unrecognised) talent anticir e m a i n i n g , t h e home s i d e t o o k t h e f i e l d , p a t i n g t he sweetness o f vengeance. Purslow, graciously presented the opposing c a p t a i n w i t h c h o i c e o f ends a n d proceeded t o p r o v e h i s wisdom by promptly s c o r i n g a s c i n t i l l a t i n g goal, The r e m a i n d e r o f t h e f i r s t h a l f was o c c u p i e d w i t h dour m i d f i e l d p l a y w i t h Power and Purslow t h r u s t f u l i n a t t a c k , a n d Purslow a n d Power dogged i n defence. G i l l e t t , i n the underworked rear d i v i s i o n was o c c a s i o n a l l y s e e n o n t h e f i e l d , between s p r i n t s o f f t o remove y e t a n o t h e r sweater. The s e c o n d h a l f h o n o u r s g o t o I . C . who s u r v i v e d i n i t i a l p r e s s u r e b y U . C . a n d t h e n g r a d u a l l y t o o k more and more o f t h e p l a y . A s e c o n d g o a l came i r o m ia l o n g c o r n e r c l e v e r l y s t r o k e d b y P u r s l o w , a n d J a r v i s J . G . S m i t h was c r a c k e d home a h e a d - h i g h s n o r t e r . i m p r e s s i v e i n t h i s , h i s f i r s t match a n d throughout t h e game w e l l s u p p l i e d the. n e c e s s a r y a m m u n i t i o n f o r the Purslow-Power spearhead. c j . p . RCS. The f i r s t match f o r s o n Cup f o r i n t e r - c o l l e g e the R.C.S. and R.S.M. at The R . C . S . f i n a l l y won a

V R.S.M. t h e newly awarded Stephenh o c k e y , was p l a y e d b e t w e e n Harlington on 16th Jan. c l o s e l y c o n t e s t e d game b y

3 goals to 2. P l a y f o r t h e f i r s t 2 0 m i n u t e s was c o n c e n t r a t e u i n t h e R.S.M. 25 area but determined defensive play by t h e M i n e s i n w h i c h W h i t e was o u t s t a n d i n g , prevented t h e R . C . S . from s c o r i n g . On t h e o d d o c c a s i o n when t h e R . S . M . broke t h r o u g h t h e i r forwards were fast-moving and dangerous. The R.S.to. f o r c e d a c o r n e r , w h i c h a l t h o u g h weakly t a k e n , was n o t w e l l c l e a r e d , a n d a h a r d shot from Hunt opened t h e s c o r i n g . Shortly after half-time Alderson scored again f o r the Mines a f t e r a defensive blunder i n w h i c h almost a l l t h e R . C . S . defence were c o n c e r n e d . H o w e v e r t h r o u g h o u t t h e game t h e m o r e e x p e r i e n c e d R . C . S . t e a m h a d h a d t h e l i o n ' s sftiare o f t h e play and f i n a l l y Purslow, standing i n t h e goalmouth, f o u n d t h e b a l l a t h i s f e e t a n dh a dno difficulty i n scoring. A g o a l from Weight after a f i n e s o l o r u n made t . h e s c o r e e q u a l a n d P u r s l o w scored t h e winning g o a l f o r t h e R . C . S . a f t e r good work by Sherwood o n t h e l e f t w i n g .

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