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A t t h i s t i m e t h e l a t e P r e s i d e n t and V i c e - P r e s i d e n t o f t h e •fines D a v i d G r i f f i t h s raid J o h n ( K n o c k e r ) w h i t e t o o k a t e m For a porary j o b near c o l l e g e - "as a s s i s t a n t m o r t i c i a n s . fev; d a y s t h e y f e d e a ; e r s u p p e r a u d i e n c e s w i t h e p i s o d e s i n t h e s t i f f e n i n g of a " s t i f f " - u n t i l t h e i r i n c r e a s i n g sun-tan b e t r a y e d t h a t t h e i r wnnloyment w a s . i n f a c t , g a r d e n i n g . The'Devon c r i c k e t t o u r i s r e p o r t e d , as i s t h e Dramatic S o c i e t y ' s t o u r , i n t h e n e x t P h o e n i x , b u t we a r e a l l o w e d t o r e v e a l t h a t t h i s y e a r t h e y won some g a m e s . I t i s not genera l l y expected, o r r e a l l y d e s i r e d , t o get such a r e s u l t . We f e e l t h a t t h e Game, t h e T o u r a n d t h e D r i n k a r e T h e T h i n g s : to w i n i s not quite c r i c k e t . W i t h g r e a t r e g r e t s , t h e ..September r u g g e r t o u r t o D e l f t o f J a c k H o w o r t h ' s XV f e l l t h r o u g h b e c a u s e when t h e t i m e c a m e , t h o s e who w e r e a v a i l a b l e a n d a b l e t o f i n d t h e ca.sh, amounted t o o n l y s i x f o r w a r d s and one b a c k . One o f t h e t e a m , B i l l R o b i n s o n , w a s a l r e a d y t r a i n i n g b y , h e c l a i m s , shark f i s h i n g i n C o r n w a l l . Other M i n e r s ' and G e o l o g i s t s ' t a l e s t e l l u s o f Godfrey B u r r i l l i n L a b r a d o r , George S w a l e s i n Ca.nada, a n d A n t o n B r o w n i n Goose B a y . J o h n T a y l o r went t o K u w a i t , a n d h a s s k e t c h e d us a p e r f e c t l y b l a n k p i c t u r e o f t h e c o u n t r y s i d e i n l a n d o f t h e oilfields. The c h a i r m a n o f t h e A t h l e t i c C l u b s Committee went on a n e a r l y tour b y c a r o f t h e L a k e s a n d t h e R o a d t o t h e I s l e s He f e e l s s o , y »-•<.-» a b o u t t h e COOTI11UCUS r a i n t h a t we a r e n o t m e n t i o n i n g h i s name. H i s 'oppo, t h e chairman o f t he S.C.C. d i d much b e t t e r , a n d w e n t t o S p a i n a.s o n e o f t h e g r o u n d c r e w i n the Interna.tional competitions. " T h e new S e n i o r T r e a s u r e r o f t h e U n i o n d e c i d e d t h a t h e c o u l d now t a k e h i s d e p a r t m e n t o n h o l i d a y , a n d o f f w e n t t h e y a l l b y R o l l s R o y c e t o T u r k e y f o r a c o n s i d e r a b l e t i m e . " - so went t h e f i r s t r e p o r t t h o u g h we now u n d e r s t a n d t h a t i t wa.s T s t a n b u l l m o s t l y , and t h e y p a i d f o r t h e m s e l v e s . They brought back Yugoslav t a b l e - c l o t h s t o embroider i n t h e i r s p a r e t i m e - one i n w o o l a n d one i n s i l k . ?.oy S e v e r n has s t a r t e d on h i s . T h e e x t r e m e s i n I . C . W . A . seem t o h a v e b e e n B u e n o s A i r e s , by M a r y H e X e n z i e ( t h o u g h t h i s d o e s n ' t r e a l l y c o u n t a s i t ' s h e r h o m e ) , a n d b y B a r b a r a H a r r i s who w e n t t o b e g o v e r n e s s w e a r i n g p o k e b o n n e t v/e t r u s t - t o t w o I t a l i a n c h i l d r e n i n i Rome. T h e p r i z e f o r V a c . Work e x p e r i e n c e seems t o b e d u e t o t h e t w o p h y s i c i s t s who w e r e e m p l o y e d i n Germany t o p a i n t s p o t s on r a b b i t s k i n t o make i t i n t o L e o p a r d , a n d a l s o t o s i m u l a t e C r o c o d i l e from l e a t h e r , i - C o n t i n u e d on page 2

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F r e s h e r ' s Day O c t o b e r 6 t h dawned b r i g h t a n d d r y a s t h e o v e r w h e l m i n g n u m b e r o f o v e r 6C0 f r e s h e r s m i l l e d i n t o t h e Union As u s u a l t h e t e n n i s c o u r t fence i n t h e quadrangle, the c l u b n o t i c e boards i n the U n i o n , and t h e s t a i r w a l l s w e r e c o v e r e d w i t h b r i g h t p o s t e r s t o a t t r a c t t a l e n t ",nd i n t e r e s t f r o m t h e s t r e a m m o v i n g up t o t h e g y m . T h e p l a . t f o r m was c o m p l e t e e x c e p t f o r t h e R e c t o r , who w a s away i n t h e c h a i r a t the U n i v e r s i t y C o l l e g i a t e Committee. Professor H. H . Read, a p p e a r i n g o n h i s b e h a l f , w e l c o m e d t h e new s t u d e n t s w i t h a. s h o r t a n d e n c o u r a g i n g s p e e c h t h a t f i n i s h e d w i t h t h e C&.11 " I hope y o u have a p l e a s a n t s t a y ; d o n ' x s t a y t o o l o n g . ' " T h i s was f o l l o w e d by t h e P r e s i d e n t ' s m a i n t a l k , i n w h i c h he a p p e a l e d t o t h e s t u d e n t s t o r e a l i z e t h a t "The U n i o n " was more t h a n a c a f e t e r i a , a n d recommended t o t h e m a d e s c r i m i n a t i n g s a m p l i n g " o f t h e c l u b s o n showThe ch?.irman o f t h e A t h l e t i c and S o c i a l C l u b s C o m a i t t e e s , and t h e C . O . ' s o f t h e U . T . C . a n d t h e V. A i r S q u a d r o n t h e n g a v e some d e t a i l s o f t h e i r o r g a n i z a t i o n s , and t h e whole m e e t i n g brought t o a n end i n t h i r t y - f i v e mi nut es - f i v e minutes ahead o f p l a n s . Your r e p o r t e r then relaxed In t h e sea of tea., t r y i n g t h e m e a n w h i l e t o remember a n o c c a s i o n c o m p r i s i n g s i x s u c h g o o d speeches.

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The n e w s e r i e s o f l u n c h h o u r t p l k e v a s o p e n e d by an O l d Student of the R . C . S . , i ; r . I,.C. H i c k o l l e who i s D i r e c t o r o f t h e M e t r o p o l i t a n P o l i c e Labo r a t o r y a t New S c o t l a n d Y a r d * . C n t h e sarae d a y , Jlr. C..H. G l o b s - S m i t h t a l k i n g cn "Vr.at i s the Use o f A r t ? " We h o p e to near G-ibbs-3raith a g a i n on R o c k e t s o r i n t e r p l a n e t a r y T r a v e l , f o r he i s a Companion of the R o y a l A e r o n a u t i c a l Society, and a member o f t h e I n t e r p l a n e t a r y Society, as w e l l as Keeper of Extension Services at the V i c t o r i a & A l b e r t Museum.

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On T u e s d a y K r . Angus Kaude, i l . P . i s t a l k i n g on the E n g l i s h i l i d o l e C l a s s e s (he i s joint a u t h o r of a book on t h i s s u b j e c t ) , and l i r . C h a r l e s Mitchell, of the Warburg I n s t i t u t e , speaks on "An Approach to H i s t o r y " . Dr. R e g i n a l d J a c q u e s w i l l be r e p e a t i n g h i s p o p u l a r s e r i e s o f t a l k s on the H i s t o r y and A p p r e c i a t i o n of " U R i c on each Tuesday t h i s term, starti n g on October. ,


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Each year, on the Monday b e f o r e the t e r m opens the freshers are i n y i t e d to a free t e a : but before t h i s bribe i s handed out, they are herded i n t o t h e G y m . , p e s t e r e d o n t h e i r way b y the talent-scouts, a n d made t o s i t i n mute mass o n the floor, while the Master of Ceremonies, the tresident of Imperial College Union, introduces them to the d i s t i n g u i s h e d feathering on the stage. T h i s s c e n e may r e s e m b l e a c h a r i t y s c h o o l Speech Day, to those f r e s h and f a m i l i a r from s c h o o l ; and to those students coming here v i a the services the set-up and the encouraging speeenes of the Union o f f i c i a l s may r e m i n d t h e m o f t h e h o p e f u l w o r d s of the entertainments and education o f f i c e r s i n t h e i r old units. However, none s h o u l d worry t h a t t h i s one-sided s i t u a t i o n w i l l l a s t . The R e c t o r , the Secretary and the R e g i s t r a r of the College w i l l , regrettably, n e v e r a g a i n be s e e n d u r i n g t h e y e a r on t h i s platforji; with the Union officers; and i t w i l l be a n o b s e r v a n t s t u d e n t who s e e s t h e a i r a n d a r m y representatives of peace at a l l while at I.C. Only on t h i s o c c a s i o n does the P r e s i d e n t r e c e i v e a quiet audience, ana can t r e a t them p o l i t e l y : U n i o n m e e t i n g s d u r i n g t h e y e a r a r e much l e s s formal, often with the President, s u p p o r t e d by the Honorary Secretary of the Union, defending the a d m i n i s t r a t i o n a g a i n s t t h e mob, a n d h a p p i e s t when the Union C o u n c i l ' s and committees' work i s left i n peace. These two o f f i c e r s are the k i n f - p i n and p r i n c e - p i n of the most c o m p l i c a t e d s t u d e n t s ' union i n a London college. They are at the c e n t r e of a n o r g a n i z a t i o n c o m p r i s i n g , on one h a n d , the a f f a i r s of the three constituent colleges, of Guilds, the R . C . S . , and the Mines, on another, I . C . ' s a f f i l i a t i o n and r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s i n the University Union; and a l l around these, the weaving connections of clubs and a f f a i r s of state at these three l e v e l s . The two o f f i c e r s need to be e x p e r t s i n f o u r d i r e c t i o n s , a n d u n b i a s e d t o w a r d a l l . T h e i r t w o p e r s o n a l i t i e s n e e d t o be as sanely different as p o s s i b l e .

A N D Ron M a c f i e , the President i s a q u i e t man. He s m o k e s a p i p e more t h a n he t a l k s , a n d h i s main i n t e r e s t at I.C. has been g l i d i n g . H i s home i s the Aeronautics Department, w h i c h was r e a c h e d after several pauses at Intermediate Level causing a stay w i t h the R.A.F. between times. Though t h i s should account for h i s r i s e since i n f l y i n g he became t h e f i r s t member o f the G l i d i n g Club to q u a l i f y as an i n s t r u c t o r - h i s main experience i n the service appears to have been i n d r i v i n g ou the Burma Road. This would account for h i s special line i n vacation work: the delivery of expensive cars, and being c h a u f f e u r to expensive passengers. He was C a p t a i n o f t h e I . C . G . C . f o r two years, u n t i l l a s t year, when the S o c i a l C l u b s C o m m i t t e e t o o k h i m f o r t h e i r new C h a i r m a n . From t h i s o f f i c e he was promoted President unopposed. Wally Goss, the Hon. Sec. i s , by c o n t r a s t , one o f those t i r e l e s s and harassed workers whose n e a r - f a n a t i c efficiency and thorough i n t e r p r e t a t i o n of t h e i r duties often tempts colleagues to s i t back and such energetic o n e s do a l l . let But 'Sally also possesses the saving grace of those with such capacity for responsib i l i t y : he enjoys l i f e , and s u f f e r s f o o l s as a l l must. He r o s e i n college a t h l e t i c c i r c l e s , f i r s t to Secretary of the Soccer Club, and as the o f f i c i a l cricket u m p i r e , t o become i n t o r n S e c r e t a r y a n d t h e n l a s t year's Chairman of the A t h l e t i c Clubs Committee. I n U n i v e r s i t y c i r c l e s he i s w e l l known as a soccer referee, and i n the l a s t three years has been an officer o f t h e U . L . S o c c e r C l u b , a n d was j o i n t o r g a n i z e r 6f t h e i r t o u r of Kenya a year ago. It i s r e c o r d e d t h a t h e , a n o n - p l a y i n g member, was t h e i r o n l y c a s u a l t y i n a game: he i n j u r e d h i s knee w hi le refereeing.

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V/e N o r t h v j a r d s w e n t many t o S w e d e n , N o r w a y a n d F i n l a n d . h a d no one i n t h e O l y m p i c Games - n e x t t i m e p e r h a p s - b u t P h i l i p A l l s o p p w o r k e d i n o t a v a n g e r a n d t h e n s p e n t a week i n the v i l l a g e of Sakshaug. He was a g r e a t c e l e b r i t y w i t h t h e p o p u l a t i o n , s p e c i a l l y t h e c h i l d r e n , a s t h e f i r s t c o l o u r e d man e v e r t o go t h e r e . E . R. W o o d i n g o f Chem. T e c h . s p e n t t e n d a y s a s p a r t o f t h e crew o f a n o l d CorniÂťh f i s h i n g boat i n a j o u r n e y from Weymouth t o B l y t h e H a r b o u r , " b e a t i n g up t h e C h a n n e l a n d t h e N o r t h Sea a g a i n s t a n o r t h e r l y w i n d . T h e b o a t was s u c c e s s f u l l y n a v i g a t e d p a s t sandbanks, l i g h t v e s s e l s , t r a w l e r s and merchantmen, o b l i v i o u s t o n a v i g a t i o n l i g h t s . " N o r t h e r l y g a l e s a n d r a i n seem t o h a v e w a s h e d o u t m o r e than these instances. Y o u r r e p o r t e r caught, two c o l d s p a d a l l i n g week b y w e e k f r o m r e g a t t a t o c a r n i v a l i n t h e Wye V a l l e y , a n d o t h e r members o f o u r s t a f f h i d t h e m s e l v e s v a r i o u s l y . John Mi dgl ey d i v e d i n t o t h e m a g n i f i c e n t B l a c k F o r e s t , Ken Bock went w i t h a t e n t t o F r a n c e , and Ted S i m o n , once h o p e d t o be t h e p r e s e n t s a v i o u r o f F e l i x , f a i l e d h i s exams, a g a i n , a n d h a s r e t i r e d t o e a r n money i n t h e R i v i e r a . But another

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5.30 p.m. A s p e c i a l U n i v e r s i t y l e c t ure w i l l be given i n the Geology lecture theatre by Prof. H.Williams on "Volcanoes". (California) 6.00 p.m. A P o l i t i c a l debate w i l l take place i n the U n i v e r s i t y o f London Union Assembly F a l l . 6.15 p . M . The I . C . Ice S k a t i n g C l u b a r e h o l d i n g a n e v e n i n g s e s s i o n a t Wembly I c e R i n k . M e e t i n T.C.TT. a t 6 . 1 5 o r Wembley P a r k tube s t a t i o n a t 7 . 1 5 p . m . SATURDAY,OCTOBER 1 8 T H . 8.30 a.m. The I . C . G l i d i n g C l u b p a r t y w i l l leave f o r Lasham. A l l new a n d p r o s p e c t i v e members w i l l be welcomed. 7.30 p.m. U.L.U. Saturday Wight Hop,U.L.U. Roy Somers B a n d , B a r , B u f f e t . 2 / - . 8.00 p.m. I . C . U . Entertainments Committee Hop. Tickets (1^-) t o be o b t a i n e d i n L u n c h - h o u r o f F r i d a y Oct. 1 7 t h from I . C . U . Office Annexe. SUNDAY,OCTOBER 1 9 T H . 8.50 a.m. I . C . Mountaineering Club depart from V i c t o r i a s t a t i o n o n a t r i p t o H a r r i s o n ' s Rocks. See notice i n I.C.U. Entrance H a l l . MONDAY,OCTOBER 2 0 T H . 1.15 p . m . I . C . A s s o c i a t i o n F o o t b a l l C l u b . E x t r a o r d inary General Meeting, Botany Lecture theatre. TUESDAY,OCTOBER 2 1 S T . 1.15 p . m . U n i v e r s i t y College, Anatomy "theatre. Lunch hour lecture b y Prof. J.B.S.Haldane on "Indian Culture,Past and Present". Bridge 1.15 p . m . The I . C . I c e S k a t i n g a n d C o n t r a c t Clubs are h o l d i n g General meetings i n Committee ' B ' and 'A' respectively. Rooms 5.15 p . m . U . L . U . Assembly H a i l . The I n a u g u r a l L e c t u r e o f t h e U . L . P h i l o s o n h i c a l S t u d y Grout) w i l l be given b y D r . C . E . M . J o a d o h "The Role o f P h i l o sophy i n Contemporary C i v i l i s a t i o n " . I . C . Railway Soc. Mr. D.S.M. B a r r i e , 5.40 p.m. Public Relations Officer, The R a i l w a y E x e c u t i v e , w i l l s p e a k o n t h e " R a i l w a y s o f S o u t h W a l e s " . Room 1 6 1 , C M . WEDNESDAY,OCTOBER 22ND. 7.30 p.m. U.L.U. Assembly H a l l . Overseas Students S o c i a l . A d m i s s i o n b y U.L.IT. Invitation. THURSDAY,OCTOBER 23RD. Commemoration D a y . FRIDAY,OCTOBER 24TH.

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5.20 p.m. A t a l k by Gordon Schaffer, Sub-Editor of R e y n o l d ' s News, w i l l be g i v e n i n t h e B o t a n y lecture theatre on "German Rearnament". 6 . 0 0 p . m . U . L . U . D e b a t e w i l l t a k e r-laee i n t h e A s s e m b l y H a l l . M o t i o n s That t h i s House r e g r e t s t h a t Columbus ever went t o s e a . 8.30 p.m. F o u r t h I . C . Commemoration B a l l a t G r o s venor House,Park Lane,W.l. t i l l 2.00 a.m. Tickets p r i c e One g u i n e a t o p r e s e n t s t u d e n t s , m u s t b e obtained by October 1 7 t h . F u l l e r details i n I.C.U. MONDAY,OCTOBER 2 7 T H . I . C . Mus. Soc. Lecture R e c i t a l w i l l be 5.15 p.m. g i v e n b y W i l l i a m Mann on " O p e r a t i c A r i a s " i n t h e Botany Lecture theatre. TUESDAY,OCTOBER 28TH. 3.00 p . m . U . C . Anatomy l e c t u r e t h e a t r e . Prof. Reirihardt (Frankfurt) w i l l lecture on "Philosophy and H i s t o r y among t h e G r e e k s " . WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 9 T F . 1.30 p . m . I . C . Railway Society v i s i t to Earls Court S i g n a l l i n g School, meet I . C . U . ' 5.30 p . m . Prof. V . H . G a l b r a i t h (Oxford) w i l l deliver forgery" the f i r s t o f seven lectures on "Aspects o f i n t h e W a r b u r g I n s t i t u t e . The s u b j e c t t o d a y i s " A n ideal picture o f Parliament i n the XlVth century". THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 0 T H . G e n e r a l S t u d i e s s 1."Human R e l a t i o n s i n N a t i o n a l i s e d Industries" (Dr. T.E.Chester), 2. "Theatrical Producti o n s " ( H e n r y S h e r e k ) , 3 . I . C . T*us. S o c . L u n c h H o u r r e c i t a l - opera b y M e n o t t i ("The Telephone"). F R I D A Y , OCTOBER 3 1 S T . 6.00 p.m. U.L.U. A Radio Jimmy Edwards a n d Kenneth Assembly H a l l . Athletic

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The h i g h s t a n d a r d s e n c o u r a g e d b y s u c h f a c i l i t i e s have r e s u l t e d i n the c o l l e g e b e i n g the holders o f a number o f U . L . Cups i n c l u d i n g t h e Rugger, B o x i n g , S h o o t i n g , C r o s s - C o u n t r y and S a i l i n g C u p s , t h e M e n ' s B a d m i n t o n c h a m p i o n s h i p a n d many o t h e r t i t l e s a n d p o s i t i o n s . We l o o k t o t h e F r e s h m a n ' s support to maintain our p o s i t i o n .

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The C o l l e g e G o l f i n g A s s o c i a t i o n i s now a f f i l i ated to Highgate G o l f Ciub, which i s w i t h i n easy r e a c h o f the Union. Members may p l a y t h e r e o n a n y day w i t h o u t payment o f g r e e n fees. L a s t y e a r ' s team had a most s u c c e s s f u l season, w i n n i n g f i v e , h a l v i n g o n e , a n d l o s i n g one o f t h e i r matches. T h i s was a c o n s i d e r a b l e i m p r o v e m e n t o n the previous year's results. M . T . F r i e d l ( C a p t . ) a n d H . N . Aâ&#x20AC;&#x17E; A s h f o r t h ( S e c . ' ) won t h e i r f i r s t r o u n d m a t c h b y 7 a n d 6 , b u t w e r e b e a t e n 5 and 4 by t h e l o s i n g f i n a l i s t s i n the second r o u n d o f t h e Downs C h a l l e n g e Cup F o u r s o m e s , w h i c h were p l a y e d d u r i n g t h e D e a l G o l f Week.

On S a t u r d a y , 1 1 t h O c t o b e r , 1 9 5 2 , t h e I . C . B . C . b e g a n t h e new s e a s o n b y w i n n i n g t h e Autumn C l i n k e r E i g h t s f o r the S a b i n T a n k a r d . The f i r s t h e a t p r e s e i t e d no d i f f i c u l t i e s a n d was w o n b y l e n g t h s , the crew keeping t h e i r b l a d e s w e l l c o v e r e d , and d r a w i n g away e v e r y stroke. The f i n a l w a s , h o w e v e r , a m u c h m o r e e x c i t i n g race, r e s u l t i n g i n a win by 3 feet from F u r n i v a l R . C . w i t h Weybridge 3 f e e t behind them. L e t us hope t h i s good s t a r t w i l l augur^ well f o r the season. CREW.

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T h r e e members o f I . C . G . C . (Frank I r v i n g , Mike N e a l e a n d G e o r g e G r e g o r y ) made u p t h e g r o u n d c r e w o f one o f t h e B r i t i s h e n t r i e s t o t h e International c o m p e t i t i o n i n S p a i n t h i s summer. T h e y c o n t r i b u t e d i n n o s m a l l way t o t h e s u c c e s s o f t h e B r i t i s h e n t r y - which, i n c i d e n t a l l y , received negligable attent i o n i n the n a t i o n a l press.

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A t H e n l e y R o y a l R e g a t t a , I . C . was r e p r e s e n t e d in t h e Thames Cup b y t h e l s t V I I I . They were drawn i n t h e i r h e a t a g a i n s t the b e s t E n g l i s h crew i n t h e event, C h r i s t ' s C o l l e g e , C a m b r i d g e , who w e r e l a t e r t o h a v e the g r e a t misfortune t o c a t c h a " c r a b " i n the f i n a l when l e a d i n g b y 1* l e n g t h s and seeming c e r t a i n t o b r i n g the t r o p h y back t o t h i s country for the first time s i n c e 1946.

A f t e r the u s u a l hazards o f t r a v e l l i n g and the a d d i t i o n a l one o f t r a i l e r i n s t a b i l i t y , t h e c r e w and p i l o t ( L o m e Welch) a r r i v e d s a f e l y . The r o a d s , which were, of course, the concern o f the ground c r e w i n t h e i r r e t r i e v i n g w o r k , p r o v e d t o be quite good d e s p i t e s e v e r a l r a t h e r i n t i m i d a t i n g road s i g n s . Due l a r g e l y t o e x c e l l e n t r a d i o c o m m u n i c a t i o n o r o t h e r equipment which r e a l l y worked, the R r i t i s h crews were always f i r s t b a c k to base and were u s u a l l y s u n n i n g t h e m s e l v e s b y t h e swimming p o o l when t h e o t h e r t e a m s came c r a w l i n g b a c k t w e l v e h o u r s o r so later. brought T h e r e w e r e many p l e a s a n t i m p r e s s i o n s b a c k f r o m S p a i n b u t one w a r n i n g f r o m t h e h e a r t t o p r o s p e c t i v e t o u r i s t s - beware egg-and-bacon soup.

On W e d n e s d a y , 2 n d J u l y , g i v i n g away n e a r l y a s t o n e i n w e i g h t p e r man i n t o a h e a d w i n d , t h e I.C. crew rowed w e l l . A f t e r a good s t a r t , t h e r e was l i t t l e t o choose between the crews u n t i l the top o f t h e i s l a n d , when t h e w i n d made i t s e l f f e l t a n d C h r i s t ' s b e g a n t o go a h e a d . T h e B a r r i e r was r e a c h e d i n 2 m i n . 3 s e c . and a t F a w l e y (3 m i n . 3 0 s e c . ) Christ's w e r e n e a r l y two l e n g t h s a h e a d . I . C . however, never g o t r a t t t e d a n d r e d u c e d t h i s t o j u s t uril e r a l e n g t h a t the b e g i n n i n g o f the e n c l o s u r e s . Christ's, however, i n t h e i r f i n a l s p u r t i n c r e a s e d the distance to \\ lengths at the f i n i s h . The t i m e , 7 m i n . , 19 s e c was t h e f i f t h f a s t e s t o f t h e d a y . CREW. G.W. B e n s o n ( B o w ) ; C.B. Stevens; J . P . Gibson; P.A.S. Moffat; M.E. Clibbon; P.D. Maltby; R.H. Janes; R . G . Seaman ( s t r o k e ) ; M . D . G . Garner (cox).

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SATURDAY.OCTOBER 1 8 T H . I . C . R . F . C . l s t XV v E x e t e r C o l l e g e , O x f o r d , (away*. I . C . A . F . C . l s t XI v R.M.A., Sandhurst,(away). I . C . H o c k e y C l u b l s t XI v O l d D u n s t a b l i a n s (away).' , WEDNESDAY,OCTOBER 22ND. J U . L . R . F . C . v M e t r o p o l i t a i n Police R . F . C . , 2.45 p.m.| at Motspur Park. . I . C . A . F . C . l s t XI v Kings Coll.(home), I . C . Hockey Club l s t XI v St. B a r t s . "osp.(awav), I . C . R . F . C . 1 s t XV v K i n g s . C o l l . Hosp. (awav). SATURDAY,OCTOBER 2 5 T H .

The J u n i o r c r e w k e p t t o g e t h e r a f t e r t h e e n d o f t e r m , and rowed a t K i n g s t o n B o r o u g h , K i n g s t o n A m a t e u r , M o l e s e y and t h e M e t r o p o l i t a n R e g a t t a s . ' Though.they were not s u c c e s s f u l i n w i n n i n g an event, t h e i r k e e n n e s s and g e n e r a l good f e l l o w s h i p d i d n o t a l i t t l e t o e n h a n c e t h e g o o d name o f t h e I . C . B . C . During this time the crew r e c e i v e d u n s t i n t e d h o s p i t a l i t y from U . C . S . B o a t C l u b a n d K i n g s t o n R o w i n g C l u b , t o whom a l l t h a n k s are due f o r a n enjoyable summer's rowing.

I.C.Hockey Club l s t XI v Ashford(Middx), (home), I . C . R . F . C . l s t XV v Wasps V a n d a l s (away) , I . C . A . F . C . l s t X I v Wadham C o l l . , O x f o r d (home). WEDNESDAY,OCTOBER 2 9 T H I . C . Hockey Club. F i r s t round U . L . Cud. U . L . Hockey C l u b v O l d Rugbeins (2.30) and TT.L.R.t'.C. v Middx. County R . F . C . (2.45) a t Motsnur Park. I . C . A . F . C . 1st XI v L . S . E . (away). f

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