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G E N T L E M E N . The Roseberry Clip i s onoe again in the possession of I.C. a A.C. who won ( the University Athletic Championship a t Motspur Park on May 9th. This brings the Cup to I.C. for the: sixth tima i n eight years. Entries for the championship had to be sent i n two days after the beginning of term, which gave the selection committee l i t t l e tim«, to judge the potentialities of individuals. However, they did a good job. Our f i r s t success was on 5th May when W.Robartson won the two miles Steeplechase, after overtaking D.JJPain (I.C.) on the last bend, i n the record time of lCmins. 34.8 sees. A great performance. IH.Riekardi retained his t i t l e in the high jump, and G.C. Kay was unfortunate i n having to run a very fast half mile •which was won by Roger Bannister i n Im 55.3seos. A new I.C record was set up by H.Pinsent in the 440 vards hurdles. M.s time beinc w.' — "

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LADIES. I.C.W.S.C. returned triumphant from the University Athletic Championships on May 9th. with two cups, the Imperial College Challenge Cup and the Sherwood Cup.Tiis latter cup i s awarded on a proportional basis, the number of points awarded to a team being divided by the number i n the college. Under the captaincy of Janet Findlater the I.C. team performed extremely well. The f i e l d events'competitors, on form after their efforts under the supervision of coach Margaret Evenett, produced some creditable results, in spite of having to practice on the Rector's Lawn. In the track eventa J.Findlater was the star for I.C., but I.C.W.S.C. are to be congratulated on putting up such a S t i r l i n g performance. M o r e s p o r t on p a g e 6.

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Those wno were s t i l l a t C o l l e g e on the l a s t day of l a s t term were i n t r i g u e d to f i n d a s e t o f white f o o t p r i n t s l e a d i n g from the door o f R.C.M. t o t h a t o f Q.A.H. Our c o r r e s p o n d e n t , S h y l o c k Groans, has a t a l e t o t e l l . ' As"sboh~as T saw'the f o o l i p r i n t s ' ^ r e a l i s e d t h a t " those abominable showmen the 29 Club had s t r u c k a g a i n . My s u s p i c i o n s were c o n f i r m e d on f i n d i n g a cardboard s t e n c i l , cut i n ' t h e shape o f a f o o t , i n the n o t i c e board frame o u t s i d e the door o f the Union, f o r the number 29 was w r i t t e n on i t . F o l l o w i n g *Che f o o t p r i n t s , I d i s c o v e r e d t h a t t h e y l e d t h r o u g h the B e i t A r c h , a c r o s s a c o r n e r o f the t e n n i s c o u r t ( w i t h o u t impediment by the w i r e n e t t i n g ) down i n t o the Botany basement, and up the v e r t i c a l w a l l o f the Union, over the r o o f , down a g a i n , up and on t o the road by Queen A l e x a n d r a ' s House. "Readers may remember t h a t the 29 C l u b s p e c i a l i z e i n p a i n t i n g and d e c o r a t i n g . They made h e a d l i n e s i n FELIX l a s t term when we r e p o r t e d how, a t the end o f the Autumn Term, t h e y h a n d l e - b a r r e d the s t u f f i n g i n the l o w e r d i n i n g h a l l , and p a i n t e d the l i g h t s on the A l b e r t S t e p s . One s u s p e c t s t h a t t h e y a r e a r a r e form o f l u n a t i c s o p e r a t i n g o n l y a t term ends." The FELIX r e p o r t e r who d e a l s w i t h 29 Club a c t i v i t i e s would l i k e t o s c o t c h any rumours t h a t on account o f t h i s strenuous, p u b l i c i t y campaign f o r the C l u b , he has been e l e c t e d t o honorary membership. He c o n s e q u e n t l y has no i n s i d e i n f o r m a t i o n , and would welcome any t h a t may be available. A r c h e o l o g i s t s and o t h e r s may note t h a t t r a c e s o f the i m p r i n t s a r e s t i l l v i s i b l e on the w a l l o f the Union f a c i n g the A l b e r t H a l l , where t h e y have been e x c i t i n g c o n s i d e r a b l e s p e c u l a t i o n among' music l o v e r s and b o x i n g fans. 1

J. F i n d l a t e r ( l e f t ) and J.B. Davies r e c e i v i n g cups on behalf of the I.C. A t h l e t i c s Clubs. i l l . L. MOUNTAINEERING OTTO MEET GLEN TORRIDON While the South was s u f f e r i n g a wet E a s t e r , the h i l l s of Torridon w i t h summits c l o t h e r i n show were bathed i n sunlight w i t h only a few lazy clouds above thenu_ The base f o r a c t i v i t i e s was I n v e r a l l i g i n Youth H o s t e l , run by the v i l l a g e shopkeeper who only v i s i t e d the h o s t e l Itwice i n our stay of one week, and u n l i k e E n g l i s h wardens didn't mind what form of transport was used to get there... The h o s t e l i s r i g h t above an arm of the sea, but mountains surnund^it on a l l sides. Four mountains are w i t h i n roanh i f _ t h e once-dailv bus i s used. . 'Behind the h o s t e l i s Ben A l i i g i n "jhich r i s e s from the sea. to 3000' and i s very steep except where broken by a c o r r i o . The summit ridge i s q u i t e sharp i n p l a c e s , but b e t t e r was to come. From the top the C u i l l e n s of Skye hod an almost a l p i n e appearance aid the Outer Hebrides seemed very c l o s e . if'fo.e'most famous peak i n the d i s t r i c t i s Liathach which r i s e s at the head o f the Loch and has a' ridge about f i v e miles long, broken by a se•"^s of pinnacles which provided a l i t t l e t r i c k y scrambling w i t h most holds hidden by loose snow. The base of the mountain i o sandstone but i t i s capped with q u a r t z i t e . A f t e r climbing on the soft rock i t was rather a s u r p r i s e t o f i n d t h a t oar boot n a i l s wouldn't, h o l d j u s t anywhere. The ridge ends very abruptly i n bands of c l i f f , and c a r e f u l route f i n d i n g was necessary t o get down. _ ~~ Ben E i g h provided an even longer r i d g e covered i n deep new snow. From t h e top we seemed to be surrounded by nothing but sea, mountains and snow. Four mountains was the sum of a week's mountaineering not much? But enough.

P R E S S C O N F E R E N C E Ameeting or U.L.newspaper representatives was held during the vac. with the U.L.President i n the chair.It' , is proposed to restart the University newspaper, and the meeting was concerned with the possibility of launching i t successfully. The comments of a FELIX representative appear i n the viewpoint column.


FELIX PROFILE

M.J.

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This year's Chairman of the Social Glubs Committee i s one of the few postgraduates who have taken t h e i r degree, elsewhere and yet take a f u l l and aotive part i n the l i f e at I.C, He freely admits that t h e Ph.D. he i s attempting with a chromium plated device i n the basement of Solids is only a sideline t o h i s main object which i s t o get the fullest b e n e f i t from a t r u e University education i n London. K i k e was born i n Hampstead i n December 1926 and h i s education was achieved between 1939 and 1943 at St. Edwards School, Oxford. When 16 he wont to Rolls-Royce as an apprentice taking a f i r s t class degree at Derby Tech. i n his •para time, and being elected a Whitworth scholar. After he same of age he was put onto flight testsofc, serving with carburettor developement as his main interest. Ha developed one to such an extent that tha engine ground to n h»Tt at the crucial moment. Fortunately there were three ethera and the p i l o t brought him safely home. Thi« period of Indoctrination with the Rolls-Royce nas bora* fruit i n hie insistence that i f a thing looks right i t i s right. Hia apparatus i a well wetth a v i s i t , being the very opposite of the strong and Bortik research which most of us know. It gleams and the screw heads are cunningly arranged to aet off the pressure guages to their best advantage. We do not know whether i t works or not but i t should be the stock exhibit for distinguished visitors for year* to come. Ittke has bean i n charge of the Gliding Club Transport for the last two years during which he has transformed the very peer material inte a highly effioient unit. One example Is tha stripped-down armoured ear which was parked outaide the Union about a week ago. He was Captain of the GlidiaRiflBb last year and when he can be dragged from the workshop ha f l i e s one of the aallplaaea. We hopo he may be flying i n the National Championships this year. Mike heo handled the S.C.C. buainess well this year and w i l l go on record as the Chairman of the shortest meeting i n recent yearn— s» minutes. I f we can get laore of hie i l k to take an Interest In Union affairs especially when the expansion of the postgraduate aide takes place • we shall have nothing to worry .about.

B e f o r e embarking upon t h i s r e v i e w i t i s r e a l l y necessary to elucidate the question of c r i t i c i s m with respect to Phoenix. The n o r m a l c o u r s e o f a f f a i r s a p p e a r s t o be t h i s : a member o f t h e c o l l e g e f e e l s t h a t he d o e s n o t want t o buy Phoenix because i t l a c k s a s u f f i c i e n t standard of l i t e r a r y attainment; he i s a s k e d , when he b e g i n s t o c r i t i c i z e a r t i c l e s , why h e d o e s n o t p e r s o n a l l y t r y to improve i t - a n i t h e matter r e s t s there. T h i s r e v i e w e r has n e v e r w r i t t e n a n y t h i n g f o r P h o e n i x ( p r i n c i p a l l y b e c a u s e he h a s n e v e r h a d any-) t h i n g s u i t a b l e t o w r i t e ) and i s n e v e r l i k e l y t o , b u t he w i l l n e v e r t h e l e s s a t t e m p t a n o b j e c t i v e > criticism. For t h e f i r s t p a r t , t h e r e i s f a r t o o much m a t e r i a l t h a t s h o u l d n o t be i n a m a g a z i n e . A d m i t t e d l y some m e n t i o n o f t h e f u t u r e o f I . C . i s u s e f u l , b u t two p a g e s o f i t i s r a t h e r much. T h i s ' f u t u r e ' i s e s s e n t i a l l y news. News s h o u l d be I n a n e w s p a p e r a n d t h e c o l l e g e h a s o n e . S i m i l a r remarks a p p l y to the r e l a t i v e l y gargantuan a r t i c l e on t h a a t h l e t i c c l u b s . Though m o s t do n o t h a v e t o r e a d i t i f t h e y h a v e no w i s h t o , when r e v i e w i n g P h o e n i x o n e h a s t o read a l l of i t . T h e r e s h o u l d a t l e a s t b e some p i t y f o r t h i s person. P o s s i b l y the reviewer i a b i a s e d , b u t t h e f a c t s have a p p e a r e d i n e x t e n s u n on t h e back page o f F e l i x . And y e t a g a i n - t h e Commemoration B a y a d d r e s s t h o u g h i t h a s t o b e a d m i t t e d t h a t soma p l a c e h a s t o be f o u n d f o r a p e r m a n e n t r e c o r d o f t h i a s p e e c h . The e d i t o r i a l t o t h e R e v i e w o f t h e M i c h a e l m a s term a p p e a r e d t o have been w r i t t e n r a t h e r f r o m a sense o f duty than as a p i e c e of l i t e r a t u r e , but f o r t u n a t e l y some o f t h e c o n t e n t s h e l p e d t o make up f o r t h i s . T h e p l a y r e v i e w made g o a d a n d i n t e r e s t i n g r e a d i n g , t h e w r i t e r knew h i a j o b , a n a what i s i m p o r t a n t , a l i t t l e o f t h e h i s t o r y o f t h e p l a y and t h e a r t o f a c t i n g . , Fortunately A n d now'what o f t h e a r t i c l e s ? , th«re i s o n l y o n e b n t h e . a d m i n i s t r a t i o n o f t h e k c i l l e g a a n d o n l y am o b v i o u s s p a c e f i l l e r w h i c h 'mast b e p u t on-m p « P w i t h a r t i c l e s l i k e •Writing f o r Phoenix". " S p o n s o r e d T.V. * a n d t h e " M a r r i a g e o f M a n u e l a * a r e b o t h , r e a s o n a b l e b u t Hack much. IBs the " M a r r i a g e " one f e e l s t h a t t h e a u t h o r has w r i t t e n i n t h a t s t y l e f o r t h e sake o f i t and i t i s d i f f i c u l t t o see J u s t what he i s t r y i n g t o accomplish.^ "The F o r b i d d e n K n o w l e d g e " " r e q u i r e s m o r e t h a n one r e a d i n g , t o c o m p r e h e n d . I t i s on an i m p o r t a n t s u b j e c t a n d e v e n i f somewhat ' b o u r g e o i s r e a l i s t ' i s l o g i c a l and w e l l w r i t t e n . Whether i t i s appreciated i s purely a personal question and i t i s b e s t t o a l l o w i t t o speak f o r i t s e l f . The r e v i e w e r f e e l s s t r o n g l y o n t h e s u b j e c t of t h e p o e t r y i n P h o e n i x . W i t h o u t h a v i n g room i n t h i s a r t i c l e t o j u s t i f y my o p i n i o n s , I f e e l that the only poetry worth considering i n P h o e n i x i s c o n t a i n e d i n "To W r i t e a S o n n e t " . The p o e t s o f t h i s c o l l e g e c a n n o t w r i t e i n a modern s t y l e . A c c o m p l i s h e d modern p o e t s can a l s o w r i t e i a a n o l d s t y l e , a n d t o do t h i s i s indeed d i f f i c u l t . In conclusion. No - n o t a v e r y s a t i s f y i n g " P h o e n i x , and u n t i l more s t u d e n t s w r i t e b e t t e r a r t i c l e s a n d news i s c u t o u t i t n e v e r w i l l b e a s a t i s f y i n g Phoenix. Hugh **- G r i g g .

R.C.S. S M O K I N G C O N C E R T When we a r e o l d and d i s t i n g u i s h e d we may exp e r i e n c e f e e l i n g s a k i n to p r i d e on r e t u r n i n g to C o l l e g e to have a l o o k round, and d i s c o v e r i n g t h a t some o f t h e t r a d i t i o n s we founded a r e s t i l l flourishing. W r i t i n g as one who vas a t the f i r s t Booking Concert, I f e e l t h a t h i s t o r y has a l r e a d y e a s t a h a l o o f r e v e r e n c e o v e r my head. I look f o r w a r d to t h e time when, as I s h u f f l e a l o n g the embankment, p e o p l e w i l l make way and whisper, "He Was a t the f i r s t R.C.S. Smoking Concert." I wear my mantle o f g r e a t n e s s l i g h t l y , f o r I am s t i l l young, and b e s i d e s , I am used t o i t f o r I was a t t h e f i r s t H a r l l n g t o n B o n f i r e as w e l l (and at the l a s t one on the R e c t o r ' s lawn, when s t r o n g men wept t h a t an a g e - o l d t r a d i t i o n s h o u l d c e r l s h so f r i v o l o u s l y ) . Doubt not M a t the R.C.S. Smoking Concert has Continued from p r e v i o u s column.. >ecome, l i k e B o n f i r e N i g h t , Morphy Day and M e l d Cup Day a n o t a b l e o c c a s i o n i n the l i f e o f the A welcome f e a t u r e : the QuiIds were p r e s e n t . C o l l e g e , and i f you were her e on the l a s t Monday Three o f them s t o o d up t h e r e , J u s t I n f r o n t of o f l a s t term you w i l l u n d e r s t a n d why. thousands o f r a v i n g savages and sang a song which Most o f the t u r n s i n v o l v e d some s o r t of s i n g ended l i n g , r a n g i n g from the pare notes o f the g r e a t e r :»We>ve won the Technology, Cup from you W a r d l e g a l e s ("Yoho you drunkards; yoho you drunkAnd we're going to win the Sparkes Cup, too." ards; yoho, heaveho") t o a charming b a l l a d by Tha r e s t r a i n t shown by the gentlemen (and l a d i e s ! ) Col. Lowrey, v i a a l l s o r t s o f unmentionable t h i n g s . o f R.C.S. was admirable. There were s e v e r a l sketches i n c l u d i n g a parody on Another Oulldsman, Joe Lockyer, a b e t t e d John "what's My L i n e " , e n t i t l e d " E l u c i d a t e My OccupaH a r d i n g i n a group o f the c l a s s i c "Western" songs. t i o n " , i n w h i c h Q-.B. Cotton-Thomas caused some U s i n g m a t e r i a l from the Qui Ids and R.C.S. C a r n i c o n s t e r n a t i o n by p l a y i n g g o l f b a l l s and lumps o f v a l s , they s c o r e d t h e i r u s u a l h i t . t u r f a t the a u d i e n c e . A radio play f o r children, T h i s entente, new to Smoking Concerts, i s a • S e d u c t i o n " , was the most e l a b o r a t e and the most good t h i n g . Perhaps the day w i l l come when the s u c c e s s f u l t u r n o f the evening, and i t s l i f e - a c d Smoking Concert appears, o r when the l o n g I.C. • o u l . Vers Atkinson ( a l i a s Captain Slashlnjug) awaited, much debated I.C. Review i s g i v e n . d e s e r v e s our c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s . W® have the t a l e n t , and we have the e n t h u s i Throughout a l l these m a f f l c k i n g e the audience T h i s column would asm. A l l we need i s time. was by no means q u i e t . B e e r was b e i n g swallowed l i k e to see John Hathaway (producer o f the Smoking at a N i a g a r a - r a t e , and t h e r e were s i g n s o f rowdyConoert) i n a huddle w i t h the Dramatic S o c i e t y i s m t h a t would have been out o f p l a c e almost anyC h i e f s and the entertainments bosses o f Mines and where except i n a Smoking Concert. Thus, l t came Guilds. The b e s t time f o r an I.C. Review i s the as a s u r p r i s e , a t the h e i g h t o f the h l l a r i ^ u s n e e a , Autumn Term, but the time to p l a n i t I s now, so to see Bon M a c f i e march on to the p l a t f o r m , a t h a t s c r i p t w r i t e r s , the most e l u s i v e o f the r e c o r d e r c l u t c h e d f i r m l y i n h i s hand, and d e l i v e r a r t i s t e r e q u i r e d , may have the l o n g v a c a t i o n to h i m s e l f o f a d e l i g h t f u l p e r i o d work, which went on io t h e i r work. for s e v e r a l minutes i n a gym t h a t was otherwise Whether l t was s u r p r i s e o r completely s i l e n t . "The e r e c t i o n of new b u l i a i n g s w i t h i n the C i t e On:; s h e e r r a p t u r e w h i c h d i d the t r i c k I know not, but i v e r s i t a i r e , P a r i s , w i l l make p o s s i b l e the accommodaL i o n Tamer D a n i e l has n o t h i n g on o u r Bon. Pete t i o n of 550 more students from Ootober, 1 9 5 3 , which L I l e y attempted a s i m i l a r " t o u r " a l i t t l e l a t e r , |W111 r a i s e the number of members to 4 5 0 0 . but the boys were awake a g a i n by then. S*H»> — Student M i r r o r .

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FELIX V I E W P O I N T

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There have been s e v e r a l U.L. newspapers b e f o r e , and the l a s t one, " U n i v e r s i t y " packed up two y e a r s ago, a f t e r r u n n i n g f o r a y e a r on meagre s u p p o r t . I t never s o l d THE NEWSPAPER O F IMPERIAL COLLEGE w e l l i n I.C.; i t was p o o r ^ c o m p e t i t i o n f o r FELIX. This r a i s e s a fundamental problem, as f a r a s the proposed p u b l i c a t i o n i s concerned. FELIX p r o v i d e s I.C. w i t h most C i r c u l a t i o n : 1200. of the U n i v e r s i t y news t h a t i t s r e a d e r s want t o know, E d i t or tD.C.Kale. but i t cannot be d e n i e d t h a t t h e r e a r e l a r g e gaps i n m a t t e r s which most o f our peopl e never hear about. The g o i n g s - o n a t Senate House seldom r e a c h us except v i a t h e o f f i c i a l n o t i c e - b o a r d s , which are n o t o f t e n scanned. In t h i s issue there appears i n f o r m a t i o n about two conIn these m a t t e r s , and i n o t h e r s , a U n i v e r s i t y newspaper ferences to be held t h i s summer.Ono o f them i s c l e a r l y enmight h e l p us. In p a r t i c u l a r , Sport. t i t l e d 'Peace' and the other, the author of the l e t t e r i n The p r e s e n t p l a n f o r the new paper i s t h a t i t s h a l l forms u s , concerns peace without the i n v e r t e d commas. ( I t , appear weekly, and w i l l p r o b a b l y be s o l d a t 2d. It will i s i n f a c t a f e s t i v a l , not a conference i n the s t r i c t e s t be n e w s p r i n t , s t a r t i n g w i t h e i g h t pages about " E v e n i n g sense.) Both are good examples of s e r i o u s l y planned, w e l l Standard" s i z e . I t w i l l have s t a f f i n a l l the c o l l e g e s organised events which i n v i t e a l l i n t e r e s t e d students t o of the U n i v e r s i t y , and a p a i d a s s i s t a n t a t a c e n t r a l p a r t i c i p a t e i n them. Bodies o f students i n I.C. are ready to support them, and are asking a l l others t o do the same. o f f i c e i n Woburn Square, o r t h e r e a b o u t s . T h i s i s a l a r g e c o n c e p t i o n ; but i t i s no l a r g e r / Now i t i s usual f o r I.C. clubs and S o c i e t i e s t o send than many which have become o u t s t a n d i n g l y s u c c e s s f u l , delegates t o the relevant meetings, f o r those bodies are n o t a b l y the Cambridge newspaper " V a r s i t y " . But " V a r s i t y ' recognised representative s o f t h a t p a r t i c u l a r a c t i v i t y i n I.C. But f o r conferences o f a wider nature, those t h a t con- has a tremendous advantage; i t does not have t o compete w i t h i n d i v i d u a l c o l l e g e newspapers. T h i s i s where t h e cern the student body as a whole and not any p a r t i c u l a r P l a n comes i n . a c t i v i t y , no d e l e g a t i o n should be l a b e l l e d as that o f I.C. without the o f f i c i a l support of the Union. Beyond a d e f i I n l i n e w i t h the o t h e r c o l l e g e FELIX must f i n i s h . n i t e detachment from the I.U.S., t h e i r Congresses(the one newspapers o f U.L. he must Tiake way g r a c e f u l l y f o r a t h i a year i s being held i n Warsaw) and other a c t i v i t i e s , g r e a t e r cause. We have seen i n the p a s t t h a t a U n i t h e r e seems to be no f i x e d p o l i c y i n these matters. Not v e r s i t y newspaper has no chance a g a i n s t a home p r o d u c t t h a t i t i s a simple matter, f o r no one oan f o r e t e l l who c o n t a i n i n g the cream o f o u r own news. I f the i n f o r m a i f going t o organise something a n d - i n v i t e students' supt i o n now p r i n t e d f o r t n i g h t l y by FELIX appeared weekly i n p o r t . When there i s no d e f i n i t e Union backing, l t i s best' a f a r more s o p h i s t i c a t e d p u b l i c a t i o n , s u r e l y we would be t h a t we t h i n k t w i c e before j o i n i n g something as students satisfied. of I m p e r i a l C o l l a g e . Why not keep FELIX and buy the o t h e r a s w e l l ? We know from the p a s t t h a t the c o n t e n t s o f the o t h e r would s u f f e r , because o f the c l a i m s o f FELIX on our w r i t e r s , There was some disappointment and a l i t t l e s u r p r i s e on and we would not buy the U n i v e r s i t y newspaper i s l a r g e the non-appearance o f HELIX l a s t F r i d a y . Wa apologise f o r numbers. And a newspaper o f the c o n t e m p l a t e d s i z e and eur ever-snooting,,but i t was done i n order t h a t we may report Coronation and Sports Days i n f u l l , and not too l a t e , scope i s o n l y p r a c t i c a b l e w i t h a c i r c u l a t i o n not s m a l l e r t h a n f i v e thousand - the t o t a l c i r c u l a t i o n o f the c u r r e n t iirtthout d i a r u p t i n g our usual onee-a-fortnight t i m e - t a b l e . c o l l e g e newspapers. Our next w i l l be the both i s s u e , which we hope t o make a buoper. number. Send your fun-boqbs t o ue as soon as p o s s i We must o b v i o u s l y a c t i n s t e p w i t h the othe c o l l e g e s , ble,, and d e f i n i t e l y before next F r i d a y . i f we a c t a t a l l : i t would be p o i n t l e s s f o r F E L I X t o pack up i f " P i " , " K i n g s News" and " B e a v e r " s t i l l f l o u r i s h e d , e s p e c i a l l y s i n c e we a r e a l o n e i n not r u n n i n g a t a "A.R.B." loss. ..Robin Bray r e t i r e d from h i s j o b aa E d i t o r o f FELIX There a r e b i g o b j e c t i o n s t o my p l a n . I t may be at the end o f the l a s t term. He has p e r s i s t e n t l y t h a t , d e p r i v e d o f the r e s p o n s i b i l i t y o f p r o d u c i n g a comr e f u t e d t o be p r o f i l e d , but we cannot l e t him escape p l e t e newspaper, t h e I.C. c o r r e s p o n d e n t s o f the new unnoticed. To the FELIX people he was known m a i n l y f o r pap«£ would l o s e i n t e r e s t and become u n w i l l i n g c o l l e c t o r s h i e spontaneous poems, h i s s p e l l i n g , h i s p u n c t u a l i t y on of u n e n t h u s i a s t i c a l l y w r i t t e n news. A l s o , i f FELIX Sundays, u n p u n c t u a l i t y on Mondays, and f o r h i s l o n g ceased p u b l i c a t i o n and the U.L. paper f a i l e d we would be h a i r - though the l a s t i s f a i r l y common among F e l i c i a n a . in a Bess. He c o u l d and d i d w r i t e about e v e r y t h i n g , from t e r s e verse: These and o t h e r problems need d e b a t i n g and c l a r i f y to the U.L. debate on a b o r t i o n . A l t h o u g h h i s excuse f o r i n g . But t h e y s h o u l d be c o n s i d e r e d s e r i o u s l y i n t h e r e t i r i n g was t h a t t h i s i s h i s l a s t y e a r i n I.C.,we'd H k e l i g h t o f a c o n c r e t e p r o p o s a l f o r the r e s u r r e c t i o n o f t h e to see him around next y e a r aa a P o s t Graduate, g i v i n g U n i v e r s i t y newspaper. I s u g g e s t , w i t h the k i n d p e r m i s the l i e t o h i s own statement t h a t our P.G.'s a r e s i o n o f the E d i t o r , t h a t you s h o u l d make known t o FELIX n o t o r i o u s f o r t h e i r l a c k o f i n t e r e s t i n Union a f f a i r s . I f t h e r e appears t o be supyour v i e w s on the m a t t e r . p o r t f o r the p l a n , I propose t o r u n a s u r v e y t o i n v e s t i FELIX c o n g r a t u l a t e s the f o l l o w i n g on t h e i r gate the t r u e f e e l i n g i n I.C. encasements. S i m o n R. R a t e m a n ( K i n e s I ) t o J a n e W i l l i a m s . R.E.Dlmes(Phys I I I ) t o E.Hudson. 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I f you have ever thought o f h e l p i n g FELIX i n any way, do i t now. Many members o f the s t a f f w i l l be l e a v i n g I.C. a t the'end o f the term, and new members w i l l need a l i t t l e t r a i n i n g - e s p e c i a l l y the P r o d u c t i o r Manager and the S p o r t s E d i t o r - t o get them ready f o r next y e a r . J o b s on the p r o d u c t i o n s i d e need no p r e v i o u s e x p e r i e n c e o f any k i n d . Drop a note t o the E d i t o r , o r come a l o n g t o Committee Room A on any Monday a t about Remember, work f o r 1.30, i f o n l y t o make e n q u i r i e s . FELIX can be arranged t o s u i t everybody's convenience, and does not t a k e n e a r l y as much time as i t i s r e p u t e d to. J o i n NOW.

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'Tnat Science t Technology do n-t c o n s t i t u t e U n i v e r s i t y Dear Sir, . e d u c t i o n i n i t s f u l l e s t sense" was debated i n the Oya on Thursday, 4th. Two m-theno.ticians were the proposer and The Union Library "would like to record i t s opposer, and stated t h e i r c-ses f a i r l y o r e c i s o l - . appreciation of the unusually fine collection of books on . F r o f e s c o r Semple o f Kina'c proposed t h a n p t i c n - lie music, ballet and opera that i t received this Easter from started by p o i n t i n g out that science i s only one f i e l d of the Centenary Appeal Fund and Touchstone Committee. It i s hu.ian knowledge; and anyone concentrating on science and hoped that a l l at the college who are interested in music technology loses touch with the o t h e r ' f i e l d a of knowledge. w i l l v i s i t this section of the Union Library and make good Ke t h i n k s only of concrete thi.ncrs, and looes liis; seioe of ' use of i t . May I remind those«who are not already members values which i s so e s s e n t i a l t o f u l l education. He gave of the Library that i t i s situated at the far end of the as an example h i s own stay at Cambridge, where students o f City and Guilds Library, that membership i s free and that a l l faculties l i v e d , ate and t a l k e d -together; e.nd how he books may be borrowed at any time. was f a r more interested i n and i n s t r u c t e d by h i s friends Yours faithfully, from the arts side than from the science s i d e . Replying G.J.Hills to people who quoted the I n d u s t r i a l R e v o l u t i o n as their Union Librarian. argument, he said that i t was started by scientific advances, and brought on many evils such as child labour. It was Y O U T H IN B U C H A R E S T . not u n t i l people - non-scientists - insisted t h a t such Dear S i r , conditions cannot go on t h a t an improvement was brought These last few weeks have brought unmistakable signs' ' abouj? The soientist today has the means of producing But we must j enormous power.. But he has no control over i t . Today of the p o s s i b i l i t y of a continued peace. more than ever, he should have t h e judgment t o see that realise that this may be a l a s t chance, and i t certainly his labours are not put to dangerous use. The scientist w i l l remain an u n f u l f i l l e d chance unless we ourselves must develop his sense of values, and ha cannot do t h i s by take fresh heart. Most w i l l wonder what students can do learning only science and technology. He therefore i s that i s not already being done for us by the B r i t i s h not f u l l y educated. Government; and there i s one simple answer. This Summer we have a unique opportunity: on August the 4th Professor Levy opposed. There i s no reason, he said, World Youth Festival i s being celebrated i n Bucharest, why a scientist should not have knowledge o f as wide a the capital.of Rumania. Students and young people from variety of subjects as any other person. A really every country i n the world w i l l be holidaying together, deep scientific study of any object - Professor Levy's w i l l be watching and participating i n the folk-dancing, pipe for example - w i l l need knowledge of a considerable singing and dramatics and also competing i n the World number of other things. Science, taught properly, w i l l University Games. There w i l l be performances by inter also teach the student t o think of thines like the men who nationally famed a r t i s t s and the Czech wonder Zatopek ie made the oipe, the country from which i t s wood came, and so to run i n several invitation races. on. A science student carries out an experiment, ana gets some results. He then proceeds t o generalise the result, Is i t not possible for us to send a delegation from even as we identify ourselves with a character i n a novel. I.C.. composed of representatives of the various social His generalization i s true only over a certain rai ge. To and sports clubs? Let us not be put off by our ever determine that range, he needs judgement and a sense otr values. I present cynics; there i s no bar to anybody of any A scientist, furthemore. seeks only truth, i n fact he dare religious belief or p o l i t i c a l party: everybody who does not t e l l a l i e : and truth i s a value. The f u l l y educated not want war i s welcome! For those interested further man i s one whose pattern o f knowledge and pattern e l values information can be obtained from the present writer or f i t together. A person cannot be a scientist unless he from, members of the Festival Committee which i s soon to iB human i n the f i r s t place; scientists and humans 8rS*not be established i n the College. two different races. The senses of value and judgment Yours sincerely, Bryan Bowes. developed i n the laboratory are applied i n the world because their holder i s the same person, whether he i s invide a laboratory or outside i t . A orooer trslninK i n science and P E A C E IN D E R B Y S H I R E tecnnology^does therefore moan a f u l l education. In the l a s t month i t has been almost impossible Mr. A. Peacock, supporting, pointed out how an average' to open a newspaper without being confronted with an science student comes to his lectures and goes back from a r t i c l e or leader on the new hope of a peaceful world. them too tired for anything else, thus losing a l l touoh with But can a l l the world's peoples become united, ever, other things. Scientists i n b i g firms were always i n the by one creed? Marxism? S c i e n t i f i c Humanism? back" rooms, not i n the Board rooms, for they cannot express Christianity? themselves. The leaders were politicians who.after a l l , These are some of the questions to be discussed are only people who can-speak well. at the General Conference of the Student C h r i s t i a n Mr. Just said thst i t depends entirely on the student Movement to be held at Swanwick, Derbyshire, from 2Jrd whether he i s fullv educated or not. In(London i n particular, The theme t h i s year i s "Peace" and the to 29th July. one can satisfy any interest or curiosity one nay have. ^ conference w i l l be divided into four commissions which training i n one field wmmThe three years of intensive w i l l etudy i n t e r n a t i o n a l peace, peace and ideologies, essential i n anyone who wanted t o find a DrotfeT place i n the peace i n the family and i n labour r e l a t i o n s h i p s , and world. I peace i n oneself and i n one's personal r e l a t i o n s h i p s . Speeches from the floor wertj, mainly i n opposition to |la worship, i n bible study, through the t a l k s , i n I t was pointed out that scientists were i n the motion. games and music, and i n the l i v e l y informal discussion, the Board rooms i n other countries, & that UKJ has far sore 500 people w i l l enjoy a deep sense of fellowship. officers from the scienoe side than from the arts. The votiSk Whether you c a l l yourself a C h r i s t i a n or not we was seven for, sixteen against, four abstentions. Many are certain that you would find t h i s a stimulating conpeople had l e f t before the debate finished, for i t was getting ference . Already, there are five of us going to late. The time, 5.15 p.m., was obviously not suited to If you are even represent I . C . V i l l you come too? ia number of people who were probably too t i r e d for anything vaguely considering i t , drop a note f o r further i n f o r i B l s e after their lectures and lab. work. Nevertheless, mation to J . L. Monteith.. cVo Union Back. Professor Levy i s understood t o have remarked that th« Soar S i r , . -ifloor speeches were of.'4a*-highest standard he had ever heard. * Has. the Union Council considered buying a T.V. set_so ^^THIS^EVENIM&i UL Debate Finals., Kings vs. Wye C^iege"._ . that -*e Can watch the Coronation from the lounge? Such ,a piece of equipment i s an obvious necessity for the New Union of a few years hence, so why not buy i t now? Geology field Trrr. Yours etc. "Get your hammers, g e t your maps Fluebrush, B r i n g your crayons and water p r o o f caps". So went the c r y , E a s t e r was here '.f-'J "•' inn iUUMJUd ffe must a l l go f o r the Geology t o u r . W « f t»£Y MAOg- sy a M(TM(3£ "How f o r a week o f sunshine hale (we said) OF ft .CM. fiCAPlxt, f | t Now f o r walks o'er h i l l and v a l e " , FA-re .poLSf .thai*/ 1 r The l e a d e r was happy, our s p i r i t s h i g h We reached the p l a c e w i t h a happy s i g h . 1

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The D r a m a t i c S o c i e t y s e l e c t e d " T h i e v e s ' J a r n i v a l " by J e a n A n o u i l h . t r a n s l a t e ^ by L u c i e n n e H i l l , for their Easter presentation. Anouilli wrote a s e r i e s of 'pink' n l a y s , a s e r i e s of b l a c k ' p l a y s , and a s e r i e s o f 'new p i n k ' n l a y s . T h i s , one may s a y , i s one o f h i s p i n k e s t p l a y s and o f t e n r e m i n d s one o f P. G. Vv'odehouse a t h i s best. I t i s about t h r e e h a p p y - g o - l u c k y t h i e v e s , w i t h t h e i r r e p e r t o i r e o f " t e c h n i q u e s " , who nake V i c h y t h e i r h u n t i n g ground. Complication a naturally arise, i t being spring: matters are n o t made a n y e a s i e r b y t h e p r e s e n c e o f L a d y H u r f • who h a s h e r own i d e a s a b o u t f u n , and t h e p l a y moves g a i l y f r o m s c e n e t o s c e n e , k e e p i n g u s a l l t h o r o u g h l y amused. The t h r e e t h i e v e s w e r e .eeterbono (.^arph B e n n e t t ) the v e t e r a n , H e c t o r ( C h a r l e s Dickerman) the l a d y - k i l l e r w i t h an A m e r i c a n a c c e n t and G u s t a v e the b a b y o f t h e p a r t y . G u s t a v e was p l a y e d e x t r e m e l y w e l l , n a i v e , s e n s i t i v e and i n e x p e r i e n c e d To b a c k h i m up was V a l e r i e by N e i l Blackmore. S t a c e y as E v a . T h e s e two d o m i n a t e d t h e p l a y for a long time. Jean Osborne ( L a d y h u r f ) and Barbara H a r r i s ( J u l i e t t e ) . b o t h o l d hands o f the D r a m a t i c S o c i e t y , were e q u a l l y competent i n their smaller parts. D a v i d Adams a s t h e r / u s i c i a n s a i d l i t t l e but p r o v i d e d important background. - S p e a k i n g o f b a c k g r o u n d , t h e s e t s i n the f i r s t a c t - t h e g a r d e n s h o u l d h a v e b e e n much better. L i g h t i n g too c o u l d have been improved in places. Lake-up deserved s p e c i a l kudos, e s p e c i a l l y a s i t was s o m e t i m e s c h a n g e ^ i n a matter of seconds. A s a w h o l e , p r o d u c t i o n was good. A f e a t u r e t h a t c a u g h t t h e e y e was t h e n u r s e m a i d - p o l i c e m a n mime i n t h e f i r s t a c t . Some more m i n e c o u l d h a v e b e e n e f f e c t i v e l y u s e d i n t h e l a s t two a c t s . The D r a m a t i c S o c i e t y t h i s y e a r c o n c e n t r a t e d on l i g h t p l a y s f o r some r e a s o n b e s t known to t h e m s e l v e s : "The I n c a o f P e r u s a l e m " was a c a r i c a t u r e , and "The J e a l o u s W i f e " and " T h i e v e s ' C a r n i v a l " were b o t h v e r y funny. T h o u g h humorous p l a y s a r e more p l e a s a n t - and p o s s i b l y more e a s y t o p r o d u c e , s o m e t h i n g more s e r i o u s m i g h t have been a t t e m p t e d . The D r a m a t i c S o c i e t y has i n t h e p a s t t a c k l e d such p l a y s as " A s c e n t o f F.6" and " T h u n d e r R o c k " , and t a c k l e d them w e l l . T h e r e i s no r e a s o n why t h e y s h o u l d n o t a t t e m p t something s i m i l a r next time. :

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I t i s somehow m i s t a k e n t o c o n s i d e r t h e w o r k of T o u l o u s e - L a u t r e c c a r i c a t u r e , t h o u g h v i e w i n g i t f r o m t h e p o i n t o f v i e w o f one who h a s n o t known d e s p a i r or l i v e d i n the dregs of s o c i e t y i t would teem t o he o u c h - y e t i t i s c e r t a i n l y n o t naturalistic. No, what he r e a l l y d o e s i s t o deviate from nature t o express t h i n g s deep-seated t h a t the c a r i c a t u r i s t does not s e t out t o r e p r e s e n t , f o r though t h e p a i n t i n g s d e p i c t t h e broad c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s of h i s s u b j e c t s , t h e y a l s o t e l l us how t h e s e s u b j e c t s f e l t and what t h e y s u f f e r e d i n t h e i r h e c t i c , sometimes d e s p e r a t e l i v e s . It i s the task of the f i l m t o t r a n s l a t e the p a i n t i n g s b a c k t o r e a l l i f e , f o r i n t h i s way t h e c h a r a c t e r s may be shown i n t h e i r t r u e o u t w a r d f o r m and a l s o e x p r e s s t h e i r h a p p i n e s s e s and d e s p a i r s i n w o r d s and a c t i o n s , t h i n g s w h i c h c a n v a s c a n n o t d o . " M o u l i n Rouge " s u c c e e d s i n t h i s t r a n s l a t i o n v e r y w e l l , e s p e c i a l l y i n t h a t many o f t h e s c e n e s r e m i n d u s w i t h s t a r t l i n g e f f e c t o f t h e p a i n t i n g s we know s o w e l l and o f t h e s o r r o w we e x p e c t e d The f e w o p e n i n g s e q u e n c e s s e r v e t o i m p r e s s the b a c k g r o u n d o f e v e n t s t h a t formed t h e g e n i u s o f Toulouse-Lautrec. How i n h i s b o y h o o d he s u f f e r e d a n a c c i d e n t and was p e r m a n e n t l y s t u n t e d , a d e f o r m i t y w h i c h l e d h i m t o l e a v e home and come t o P a r i s f o r the purpose o f p a i n t i n g . How t h e M o u l i n R o u g e n i g h t - c l u b was h i s i n s p i r a t i o n t o d e p i c t ( i n h i s own w o r d s o f t h e f i l m ) " t h e g u t t e r " . In fact the i m p r e s s i o n i s g a i n e d t h a t i f i t were n o t f o r t h e a c c i d e n t and t h e e x i s t e n c e o f t h e n i g h t - c l u b we s h o u l d n o t h a v e had s u c h p a i n t i n g s a t a l l , b u t t h a t he w o u l d h a v e grown up t o be an i d l e c o u n t like his father. A f t e r d e p i c t i n g the background, the f i l m i s d e v o t e d t o e x p r e s s i n g t h e l i f e and c h a r a c t e r o f t h e painter himself. H i s l i f e i n P a r i s , b e f o r e he d i e d , was a s h o r t one and c o n s e q u e n t l y h i s n a t u r e was r e a s o n a b l y c o n s t a n t t h r o u g h o u t , t h a t o f a man d r i n k i n g t o d r o w n h i s m i s e r y and p a i n f r o m h i s l e g s , d e s p a i r i n g p r a c t i o a l l y t o s u i c i d e , and a l w a y s p a i n t i n g , n a i n t i n g to give himself a reason to live. 3"ose . F e r r e r ' s a c c i n g seems a t t i m e s a l m o s t r e s t r a i n e d , b u t t h e n i n r e a l l i f e we do n o t a c t l i k e t h e c h a r a c t e r s on an o p e r a t i c s t a g e , and h a v i n g b e e n b r o u g h t up a s t h e s o n o f an a r i s t o c r a t one w o u l d n o t e x p e c t T o u l o u s e - L a u t r e c t o g i v e way to v i o l e n t emotions a t every e v e n t u a l i t y . Nevert h e l e s s when l o s e ' F e r r e r s i t s w i t h an a p p a r e n t l y i m p a s s i v e f a c e we c a n f e e l , b y some s t r a n g e sympathy w h a t he i s f e e l i n g , w h i c h i s s u r e l y a g r e a t e r a c t i n g than the technique o f "sawing the a i r " . I w o u l d be e x t r e m e l y s u r p r i s e d i f a n y o n e came away f r o m t h i s f i l m w i t h o u t t h e d e s i r e t o be a n a r t i s t o f some k i n d , and a b o v e a l l w i t h o u t h a v i n g an u n d e r s t a n d i n g f o r the e m o t i o n a l problems o f t h i s a r t i s t at least. T h i s i s b y n c means a f i l m w h e r e we i d e n t i f y o u r s e l v e s w i t h t h e h e r o , one cannot d e s i r e t o a s s o c i a t e o n e s e l f w i t h h i s d e s p a i r s and v i c i s s i t u d e s , b u t r a t h e r one w h e r e we a r e s t i m u l a t e d t o d o a s he d o e s a n d make s o m e t h i n g of v a l u e o f our l i v e s . Hugh C. G r i g g

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May 1 5 t h , 1 9 5 3 . F E L I X Wo. 4 9 o n s a l e . I . C . S w i m m i n g C l u b A.G.M. C o m m i t t e e Room 'A', 1. 30 p.m. Inter-Colleg e debating competitio n f i n a l s . Kings v Wye A g r i c u l t u r a l C o l l e g e . U n i o n A s s e m b l y H a l l , U.L.U. 6.p.m. ' May 1 8 t h , 19.53. I . C . C h r i s t i a n U n i o n , B o t a n y L e c t u r e t h e a t r e , 1.15 p.m. D r . P. S p a n n e r o n "Can a S c i e n t i s t b e l e i v e ? " . I.C. P o l i t i c a l Soc. R e p o r t Back m e e t i n g on b i s v i s i t t o R u s s i a b y F r e d . S p r i g g s . See P o l . S o c . notice board f o r d e t a i l s . May 2 0 t h , 1 9 5 3 . F E L I X & cm M o t o r C l u b R a l l y . O f f i c i a l Roa.d t e s t o n 'Bo .- O u t s i d e I . C . U . , 1.45 p.m. D r e s s o p t i o n a l . " a y 2 1 s t , 1 9 5 3 . I . C . Mus. 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 B o o n , C-G, 1.15 - 1.55 p.m. B r a h m s clarinet euintet. "ay 2 3 r d , 1953. I.C.U. E n t e r t a i n m e n t s Committee "op, 8 - 1 1 p.m. T i c k e t s f r o m t h e U n i o n Of " i c e Annexe a s P e r u s u a l . May 2 6 t h , 1 9 5 3 . I . C . Dram. S o c . A . C - . C o m m i t t e e Room 'A', 5.30 p.m. F l e c t i o n o f O f f i c e r s . " a y 2 S t h , 1 9 5 3 . T.C. " u s . S o c . L u n c h - h o u r r e c i t a l , I . C . U . U - m n a s i u n , 1.15 - 1.55 p.m. T.C. C h o i r . S^e T.C.'\ " o t i c e n o a r d f o r d e f ' . i l s . •fay " ^ t h j 1 1 5 3 . " S L T X " o . 50 on s a l " . T.C. C"-ri8ti».:i " n i o n , "-otany Tactu're h r - a t r e , 1.15 p.m. 3 e v . T . C . C o r n e l l - * 9 o o d n e s s w i t h o u t "-a*'.

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"GOLD RUSH" The Mi nes C a r n i v a l , on March 20th, was c e r t a i n l y o n e * of the beat. The theme was very s u i t a b l e f o r fancy dresses, and there was no shortage of these. They ranged from a hardened, w i n d - b i t t e n p r o s p e c t o r , "A.H.S.M. f a i l e d " , to a suave gentleman bedecked w i t h Union J a c k s , who was o f f e r i n g Buokingham Palace to Americans f o r the Coronation. The l a d ^ a s v a r i e d from shy, bonnetted wives of p r o s p e c t o r s showing only face and hands, to some shapely l a d i e s of the W i l d West who l e f t v e r y l i t t l e to guesswork. A s e c t i o n from the v e r y f i n e cabaret had to be canc e l l e d as one of the p a r t i c i p a n t s coul d not f a c e the audience a f t e r h a l f a pint of rum w i t h l i b e r a l q u a n t i t i e s of g i n as a chaser. I t might be mentioned t h a t he was p r e v i o u s l y 3een s e r v i n g behind the bar, and a t the hop next evening was seen d r i n k i n g orange squash. The scenery was v i v i d and c o n t i n u o u s , amusing posters hung on the saloons and the w a l l s , and t h e r e was no The scenery p r o j e c t e d at pornography a t any p l a c e . p l a c e s i n the gym, making the dancing a b i t t r i c k y . But t h a t was i n the gym, and t h i s correspondent spent most of h i s time i n the upper d i n i n g h a l l . FELIX r e g r e t s that i t s other correspondent c o u l d remember n o t h i n g a t a l l about the C a r n i v a l , and hence has n o t h i n g to r e p o r t , which just shows what a good c a r n i v a l i t was. HOUSMANIAC: A LAMENT THE

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Now I am old and eighty And gouty, stout and sore, With time enough to do the things I should have done before, I want those things no more. Watt A. W o r d s w o r t h .

ATHLETIC. I.C. A t h l e t i c C l u b f i x t u r e s f o r t h i s p e r i o d i n c l u d e f i x t u r e s a t R a t t e r s e a o n May 2 0 t h a g a i n s t " " a t t ^ r s o a P o l y , a n d a t F f a r l i n g t o n o n the/ 1 6 t h , 2 7 t h a n d T>th a g a i n s t P o l y . C a r r i e r s 'A', <5t. Mark, - S t . J o h n and C h r i s t s , S t . Lukes, Reading, r e s p e c t i v e l y . R e g a t t a s w i l l be h e l d a t Thames n i t t o n ('"•" 1'tS) , •Richmond T w i c k e n h a m (raav 9 3 r d ) a n d C M s w l c k f**->"• 30th). 5


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I t was w i t h sons t r e p i d a t i o n t h a t the p a r t y o f s i x t e e n soocer player® descended frori the t r a i n at Kalsoheuren s t a t i o n on the 27th. March. For most of the party i t was t h e i r f i r s t journey abroad, and there was considerable apprehension over the problem of language d i f f i c u l t i e s . However ,these thoughts quiokly passed from our heads when w* were confronted by a b a t t e r y o f Press photographers on the p l a t f o r m , A second p a r t y was a w a i t i n g our a r r i v a l outBids the s t a t i o n . These were the s c h o o l c h i l d r e n , who had been given a s p e c i a l h o l i d a y f o r ' t h e occasion. The formal welcome by the Burgomeieter cants l a t e r , and we were a l l assigned t o our separate lodgings. At t h i s p o i n t soma faces began t o wear worried l o o t s when i t was r e a l i s e d t h a t no oae spoke E n g l i s h . T h i s s t a t e of a f f a i r s was reversed l a t e r •Bfeon everyone was conversing i n tongues ranging from L a t i n to 'Osordie'. Above t h e c o n v e r s a t i o n a l buss could be heard B r i a n Hitohen conversing animatedly i n German " J a - j a " , "Neia-nsin". The team, not being used t o f a t i n g and f e t i n g l o s t t h e i r f i r s t game, against S.C.Kalsoheuren, by 3-0 ,the only exouss being t h a t we oould not adept ourselves t o t h e • n p l a t i " . Most teams i n Germany p l a y on ash p i t c h e s , the s u r f e c s s o f which are very s i m i l a r t o running t r a c k s , makes i t impossible t o s l i d e - t a c k l e . I n s p i t e of t h i s the large, crowd was given a good d i s p l a y of f o o t b a l l . Afterwards t h e r e wa« the u s u a l d r i n k i n g s e s s i o n , and Schnapps, b i e r and C l t r o n e n - M s produce wonderful e f f e c t s . were s e v e r a l t e a r - s t a i n e d eyes, i n c l u d i n g one f r a v j we l e f t Kalseheuren f o r uologne. Here we p l a y s * ; ear natch ©n a grass p i t c h , and before V crowd of 50Q, s w e a t e d "den t y p i s e h ens?lle*Bsa f a s s b a l l - . s c h n e l l , h a r t »ber n i e u n f a i r . " We won, 3-2. Mention should be mad® »t Bunny Ward who the crowd s p p l a u U f n i v o c i f e r o u s l y S t some magnificent saves he raade.BirpsrtbrfflaHee £h t h a t issne would net have disgraced an E n g l i s h Leagae s i d e . Besides p l a y i n g a««*Hf m;wm,-being-aBte«mSed,indlfc usuai. manner f o r t o u r i n g teams and i f anyone cares t o v i s i t the VFL 99 Club i n Cologne and mention 'Boomalaka' they w i l l be made extremely welcome. (An I.C. warcry i s needed.) Our l a s t and most important game was played against a top' c l a s s amateur League s i d e . Unfortunately the I.e. defence seemed t o have an attac k of 'Wembley nerves*: i n m i n i a t u r e and consequently- we were t h r e e goals damn, l a So tie5s» Gradually our confidence returned and the score rose t» 3-3mainly due t e • some good work by Dave Clenshaw. The crowd was now brought t o i t s feet and every I.C. attack was cheered madly. A l a s , d i s a s t e r came i n t h e f«.r» o f a l u c k y goal and we were humbled t o a 6-3 defeat $ n the near darkness. In s p i t e o i our two reverses the t o u r was an imafSSise oose, and we f e e l sure t h a t any f u t u r e I.C. soccer te w i l l be warmly welcomed i n the Rhineland.

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Th> Head-of-the-Kiver was roved on the l a s t Saturday of term i n very troublesome c o n d i t i o n s of wind with water, and, as can be seen from the c h a r t , the achievement o f the f i r s t Eight i n coming Fourth was w e l l supported by great improvements i n t h e p o s i t i o n s of a l l but two of the eight I.C. e n t r i e s . The three lower boats swapped p l a c e s with each other and kept w e l l away from the t a i l ai d the f i f t h eight were an unashamedly u n f i t crew capable o f b e t t e r t h i n g s . The p o s i t i o n o f t h e F i r s t and Second crews are s u f f i c i e n t good comment on t h e i r rowing. The Second eight have since won J u n i o r s at Putney r e g a t t a on May 2nd and i n t h e i r f i r s t race as J u n i o r Seniors , at Hammersmith a week l a t e r , l o s t by h a l f a lengt h t o the winners. The F i r s t eight competed i n fsnall (boats i n these two r e g a t t a s , and are now going i n t o t r a i n i n g f o r a probable f i r s t appearmce i n t h e s e n i o r e i g h t s a t Chiswick r e a a t t a . At Hammersmith the p a i r won i n f i n e s t y l e , though on both occasions t h e s c u l l e r s were o u t c l a s s e d ; but the Four, d e s p i t e t h e i r short time tdgwther i n t h e boat, came near to a winHeadRg^s I.C. 1 - 4 , I.C, • 26, I.C. I l l -72, T.C.IV -139, I.C.V -131 I.C, •177, I.C.VII -186, I.C.VIII -176 P«tn©yjlf£stta J u n i o r E i g h t s L.Peters (bow), N.G.B. Trotman, I.H. T i t c h e n e r , . . Overy, G„L. Swales, T. G u t h r i e , H.K. C l i b b o n , P.J. Rata ( s t r o k e ) , L.P. Harding ( c o s ) . •Ha mermith_Re tta J u n i o r Senior P a i r s H. Ramstad (bow and s t e e r s ) , S.K. Ash ( s t r o k e ) . a

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Cricket. I.C. I s t . X I , although very strong on paper, were heavily defeated i n t h e i r f i r s t two matches mainly owing t o some s p i n e l e s s b a t t i n g . There f o l l o w e d a d i s t i n c t improvement against Westminster C o l l e g e and H i l l i n g d o n , b o t b o f whom would have been defeated but f o r one or two f i e l d i n g lapses .The bowling has been steady and a g g r e s s i v e , e s p e c i a l l y t h a t o f Reynolds, whose e i g h t wickets were a l l cleanebowled. 112-3 I.C. 111-6 dec. (J.Weale 27, K i t c h e n e r 38n.o.) U.C. Reading Univ. 152-3 d e c ; I.C.56 IHitchen 32) I.C. 156-9 dec. (Hammerton 44), Westminster C o l l . 132-9 (Reynolds 4-36) I.C. 153-9 dse.(Hitchen 45, J.Weale 39); Hillingdon 78-8 (Reynolds 4-20, A u l t 3-18) The second XI (three draws, ono win) are a well balanCED team and scored a good v i c t o r y over Reading U n i v e r s i t y . They should have a good season. The Sunday XI began, i n g l o r i o u s sunshine, with a v i c t o r y over Old Camdenians. Some f u r i o u s Reynolds bowling, w i t h K.Weale a l l o w i n g few chances through a t f i r s t s l i p , f o l l owed by aggressive b a t t i n g from Oldland and Reynolds, won the day f o r I.C.

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London U n i v e r s i t y Hockey Club, captained by O . C i l l e t t o f I.C. returned from the Folkestone F e s t i v a l as a team •recorded among the acknowledged best i n t h i s annual Eatnering" The merit or t h i s success i s f u r t h e r emphasised when i t i s considered t h a t the f i n e s * teams from t h i s country and the Continent compete i n t h i s f e s t i v a l . London remained undefeated a f t e r four gamesj drawing f i r s t of a l l w i t h U.S.Portsmouth, then d e f e a t i n g i n t u r n the Blue D e v i l s of France, the Buccaneers i f I r e l a n d , and the Ghosts of Old England. One of the d a i l y newspapers oomsaerrtedt' There was about and throughout the London side a h i g h l e v e l o f confidence They were, i n f a c t , a team a l l much on and competence. a p a r , and f o r t h i s reason i t would be u n f a i r t o s i n g l e out any p a r t i c u l a r p l a y e r " . However, a grave i n j u s t i c e would he done i f ao mention was made of G. G i l l f f t t who has guided t h i s team through a most s u c c e s s f u l season,,and who has played a l s f g e p a r t i n p u t t i n g t h e name o f London amongst the f i n e s t teams i n the country. *

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