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GUILDS' PRESIDENT ARRIVES IN BO. WITH SPANNER, Even as the sky grew darker above, and the r a i n clouds gathered, the scene i n Moorgate became more p i c t u r e s q u e and c o l o u r f u l as the f l o a t s f o r the Lord Mayor's Show a r r i v e d , and students dressed i n gay c a r n i v a l f a s h i o n took t h e i r p l a c e s on them. An unknowing passer-bye might e a s i l y have thought that the c i t i z e n s of past ages had r i s e n from t h e i r graves, and indeed the pages of h i s t o r y were turned back f o r a few hours. King's C o l l e g e and C i t y and G u i l d s ' C o l l e g e manned the f l o a t s . The theme "Wool through the ages" was i l l u s t r a t e d by everyday vestment, and C o l i n Smith looked r e a l i s t i c enough i n h i s Lieutenan t C o l o n e l uniform to be s a l u t e d by a r e g u l a r p r i v a t e of the Royal S i g nals. The p r o c e s s i o n was f u l l of the c o l o u r and pageantry which has become so much a p a r t of the Show. Headed by the Horseguards and the Royal Marines, the p r o c e s s i o n made i t s way through the C i t y s t r e e t s t o the music of eleven bands, and the c h e e r i n g crowds l i n i n g the route made i t c l e a r from the s t a r t t h a t the p e r s i s t e n t r a i n was not going t o act as a damper. A f t e r the more auster e pageantry of the Guards and the C a v a l r y , the Londoners who packed the pavement found l i g h t r e l i e f i n the g a i l y - d e c k e d f l o a t s manned by even more g a i l y decorated s t u d e n t s . The main body of G u i l d s ' - over 200 - t r a v e l l ed down by tube t o B l a c k f r i a r s . On the way, an e l d e r l y gentleman descended from t r a i n , c a l l e d a port e r , and e x p l a i n e d t h a t he had an "uncomfortable" journey. The p o r t e r entered the c a r r i a g e , and was immediately e j e c t e d w i t h a barrage of m i s s i l e s of a n o n - l e t h a l nature . When the G u i l d s ' r e a c h e d t h e i i d e s t i n a t i o n , an i n s p e c t o r t r i p p e d over, and was un

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able t o c o l l e c t t i c k e t s . At Ludgate Gardens another •an h o i s t e d t h e G u i l d s ' C r e s t h i g h up a lamp-post, and although r a i n was f a l l i n g , i t d i d not dampen the s p i r i t o f the C o l l e g e . King's C o l l e g e threw a c e r t a i n amount of t o i l e t paper, which w i l l probably be put t o good use i n G u i l d s ' . When the f l o a t s a r r i v e d , "Boomalakas" thundered from the crowd t o them and back a g a i n ! The p r o c e s s i o n stopped j u s t past the Aldwioh where the students on the f l o a t s were given an hour's r e s t , meat p i e s , sandwiches, and c o f f e e . On the r e t u r n r o u t e , G u i l d s ' passed an assembled mob of King's students . The cheers turned t o boos when the l a t t e r viewed the former, but a stunned s i l e n c e f e l l q u i c k l y as the Guildsmen doffed t h e i r . m u l t i c o l o u r e d headwear i n u n i s o n , turned t o face Reggie (King's mascot) -md p l a c e d them over t h e i r h e a r t s i n mock f u n e r i a l everence. T h i s a c t i o n was f o l l o w e d by a steady stream o f orange p e e l which l i b e r a l l y covered the f r o n t ranks of the King's men, women and c h i l d r e n . Towards the end of the Show the f l o a t s were separated froni the bands, and those upon them were asked t o make t h e i r way back t o the H a l l i n which they changed. They came upon a band marching i n s t r i c t tempo - and j o i n e d i t i n an o r d e r l y f a s h i o n much t o the amusement of the crowds. And so ended the 1955 L o r d Mayor's Show. The o r g a n i s e r s , both

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Hundreds watch November 5th Celebrations This year, l i k e l a s t y e a r , Guy yawKes" Hop was h e l d at H a r l i n g t o n . The q u i e t Clubhouse was decorated w i t h l a n t e r n s and streamers; two bars had been arranged to c a t e r f o r the hundreds who would soon a r r i v e , and s o f t music d r i f t e d s o o t h i n g l y from the loudspeakers as a l a s t minute check o f tha programme was made. Out on the balcony a s m a l l group o f men watched the rockets ascending from another celebr a t i o n about a m i l e away t i l l a l o u d r e p o r t a t t h e i r f e e t made them r e a l i z e t h a t someone was watching them. In a few seconds t h e r e was a b a t t l e raging between the men on the balcony and the men i n the Car-park - terminated v i o l e n t l y by Sxkx's Bombs and a Rocket-Launcher, which p a r t e d the h a i r o f one man i n d i s c r e e t enough to r a i s e h i s head too h i g h . EIGHT BUS LOADS The departure from the Union was without the customary d i s c h a r g e o f m i s s i l e s as those present w i t h and without t i c k e t s were c o n s e r v i n g t h e i r supply of a u d i b l e p y r o t e c h n i c s f o r l a t e r i n the evening.. As the buses a r r i v e d the passengers were g r e e t e d by those a l r e a d y present w i t h a vigorou s bombardment from the b a l c o n y . Once i n s i d e , the new a r r i v a l s hastened t o j o i n the defenders. Good use was made of the bar which had f o r t u n a t e l y been extended. Hot dogs were served by a scrum h a l f who would charge the mob a t the door w i t h a t r a y l o a d e d w i t h sausages wrapped w i t h bread r o l l s .

PHOTOGRAPH BT J.M. TAGG. Major r e p a i r s had to be c a r r i e d out on t h e Mines T r a c t i o n engine s e e e n t l y , and i t was decided to move C l e m i n t i n e from the bomb s i t e i n P r i n c e Consort Road to the G u i l d s y a r d . U n f o r t u n a t e l y the monsoons had softened the earth a f t e r the summer draught, and more earth was moved than the engine at the f i r s t attempt. The f o l l o w i n g day, a group o f gangers, foreman, o v e r s e e r s , c o n s u l t a n t s , a d v i s e r s , and even onlookers assembled to see C l e m i n t i n e leanin g drunkenly to p o r t c o n t r i v i n g to f l a i l the e a r t h . S i x hour! l a t e r a rope was produced and the engine was p u l l e d oat q u i t e e a s i l y wlthowt needing any o f the wedgee planks o r p u l l e y s recommended. w h i l e r e s t i n g O I L tfoe r u b b i s h dump i n the Guilds y a r d , Clementine again developed a l i s t t o p o r t . The angle o f i n c l i n a t i o n shows the maahlme to have been under the weather, and i t appears t h a t i t s weight must be reduced o r the parking s i t e s must be strengthened i f the engine i s to m a i n t a i n an even k e e l .

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UP W E N T T H E SMOKE At 8.30 what appeared t o be a London Transport bus enveloped i n flames turned out t o be the b o n f i r e . The guy, which had p r e v i o u s l y been hung from the B e i t B u i l d i n g f l a g - p o l e by persons unknown, was soon consumed by the flames, A vigorous f r e e - f o r - a l l firework battlefoilowed, i n which a few of the g i r l s succombecL'to s h e l l shock. Those seekin g refuge and a vantage p o i n t i n the buses were r o u t e d out. W H I Z Z -B A N G - C R A S H The O f f i c i a l Firework d i s p l a y f o l l o w e d . The p i e c e s e j e c t i n g m i s s i l e s making a w h i s t l i n g sound were p a r t i c u l a r l y a p p r e c i a t e d , but the p i e c e s were r a t h e r spread out a l o n g the rugger p i t c h , and seemed d i s c o n t i n u o u s . Dancing and c e l e b r a t i o n s contin= ued u n t i l 11.30, and t h e r e was l i t t l e o f the f o o l i s h t h r o w i n g o f f i r e w o r k s i n t o the Dance-Hall. One gentleman, i f he can be s a i l e d t h a t , succeeded i n

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The f i r s t E.C.S. Union meeting of the year was hexd on November 1st, under the Presidency of Brnie Guthrie, and the Vice-Presidency of Miss Paddy Clarke. The minutes the last meeting ware quickly disposed of by the Hon. Seams* tary.Alastair Pairbairn, and duly signed. ICLsa Clarke was then invested with her pjk» Bonnet of office, loudly acclaimed by the appreciative Scientists. On the subjeot of Borphy Day. i t was decided that a> party from the R.C.S. would tewel down on a party I I mlsa! the f i r e engine was going down to Putney, (with or without 3pare hig-«nds), and the Union was reminded that a gentleman's agreement between the colleges forbade interference with each others mascots. Ernie Gutrorie informed the Union that i t was contributing £250 to the proposed Exploration Board. Guilds and I.C. Unions giving £250 and £500 respectively, lines having no assets and •therefore raaldjig no contribution. In answer to questions, i t transpired that- this was a sprat to catch a mackerel, i n the form of large contributions from Societies such as the Geographical, however, onoe we had the* mackerel, i t would be bad form to ask for the sprat back. Several members of the Union expressed concern over i t s large financial resources, and the hopes that the money could be used more profitably. The subject of the fire engine was again "brought up, several suggestions for naming i t "being put forward, mostly relating to ancient and terrible monsters. The Union's decision, however, was postponed. The chairman of the Entertainments Committee asked for suggestion for the R.C.S.. Smoking Concert, whioh is- to *s held i n December. Anyone with ideas i s asked to get i n touch with him. The meeting was closed with a hearty Kangella.

ABOVE: A MAD SCKAMHE FOR HOT DOGS, WHICH WERE SUPPLIED FREE BT THE UNION. THERE CAN BE NO DOUBT THAT THE GUT PAWKES HOP IS REAL VALUE FOR MONEY. s q u i r t i n g an e x t i n g u i s h e r i n the crowded Bar w i t h the r e s u l t t h a t many o f both sexes r e c e i v e d an i l l - t i m e d douching. The 'buses l e f t from 10 pm onwards, but i t was a p i t y that the e a r l i e r departures c o n s i s t e d m a i n l y of g i r l s - doing a C i n d e r e l l a a c t - who had to be i n e a r l y . As many o f the men were unable t o buy t i c k e t s f o r t h e i r p a r t n e r s , i t would have been b e t t e r t o l i m i t the i n v i t a t i o n a t o C o l l e g e s whose inmates are a l l o w e d t o s t a y out t i l l a l a t e hour. The Dance was e x c e l l e n t f o r those w i s h i n g t o take t h a t form o f e x e r c i s e - i n f a c t , a l l those people concerned; the S o c i a l C l u b a , the A t h l e t i c Clubs, the I.C. E x e c u t i v e and the Entertainments Committee must be thanked f o r the e x c e l l e n t arrangments made.


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This year , f o r the f i r s t time , the Sherry Party g i v e n by the Old C e n t r a l i a n s f o r t h o s e undergraduates i n t h e i r t h i r d y e a r was h e l d i n the Armourers and B r a z i e r s H a l l , Moorgate . The H a l l had the atmosphere of a n t i q u i t y , f o r around the t a l l w a l l s i s a c o l l e c t i o n of weapons and the s k i l l of craftsmen which would shame any museum. At t h i s Party, were the r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s o f t h e E n g i n e e r i n g p r o f e s s i o n s - a l l of them C e n t r a l ians - to h e l p and advise f u t u r e t e c h n i c i a n s o f i n d u s t r y . I t would be u n f a i r to mention one f i r m i n preference t o another, f o r t h e i r "salesmen" were a l l persuasive . Most of the studesits who went were s u r p r i s e d by the c o - o p e r a t i o n which e x i s t s between the C o l l e g e and the C e n t r a l i a n s . The meeting l a s t e d f o r two and a h a l f hours, d u r i n g which time a l a r g e q u a n t i t y of beer and hot-dogs was consumed, and at l e a s t one person f e l t h i s qualms had been assuaged.

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At the p r e l i m i n a r y meeting of the I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e E x p l o r a t i o n Board h e l d on Thursday, 3 r d . November, i t became c l e a r that t h e r e i s an urgent need f o r p u b l i c i t y t o be given to the f a c t that the Board i s now ready t o r e c e i v e d e t a i l s of exp l o r a t i o n schemes. The Board w i l l h o l d i t s f i r s t f u l l meeting on Thursday 15th December, and students who have e x p l o r a t i o n schemes f o r c o n s i d e r a t i o n by the Boarc at t h i s f i r s t meeting are i n v i t e d t o send d e t a i l s i n w r i t i n g t o Mr. E. F a i r h u r s t , I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e O f f i c e - before 1st December. The Board wishes t o make c l e a r t h a t a p p l i c a t i o n s w i l l be r e c e i v e d at any time i n the f u t u r e f o r c o n s i d e r a t i o n at l a t e r meetings. A p p l i c a t i o n s s h o u l d c o n t a i n the f o l l o w i n g minimum of i n f o r m a t i o n s e t out i n the c l e a r e s t p o s s i b l e manner. (1) The proposed d e s t i n a t i o n of the e x p e d i tion. (2) The purposes and the r e s u l t s expected. (3) The number o f members. (4) An estimate of the c o s t .

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The Moscow Dynamos team spent the evening of November 5th w a l k i n g around Kensington. I t i s i n t e r e s t i n g t o s p e c u l a t e what t h e i r r e a c t i o n s would have been had they t r i e d t h i s en uuy Fawke's Day some year s ago. Meanwhile the p o l i c e were as busy as ever i n T r a f a l g a r Square - but hot w i t h s t u d e n t s ; d i s t u r b i n g as t h i s may seem, the mighty i n f l u e n c e of Senate House does not seem to have p e n e t r a t e d t o the teddy boys. King's engineers r e c e n t l y b u i l t a b r i d g e from t h e i r College to t h e i r Union t o show the somewhat slow b u i l d e r s t h a t i t c o u l d be done. How about i t G u i l d s ? - t h i s year's Engineers B a l l i n the second f l o o r of our Union? S e l k i r k H a l l , i n t h e i r r o c k e t war w i t h the nearby women's c o l l e g e , used a new-type weapon i n c o r p o r a t i n g a war-head. The r e t u r n broadside which came the next morning was even more e f f e c t ive - a b i l l f o r damage. Ted Smith informs me that 2,852.5 g a l l o n s of draught beer were s o l d from the bar between Oct.1st.1954 and Oct.1st.1955. As t h e r e are 2,066 students a t I.C., the a r i t h m e t i c mean i s not very i n s p i r i n g , b u t the d i s t r i b u t i o n would probably be astounding. Mines appear to have encountered c o n s i d e r a b l e d i f f i c u l t y i n "de-bogging" t h e i r t r a c t i o n engine. The only s o l u t i o n I can o f f e r i s p u t t i n g a cat under $% & and sending f o r the R.S.P.C.A. The f i r s t awards l i s t e d i n the King's News under the heading "Sports Awards" are f o r debating and chess, K.C.L. are obviously ne up on us i n these f i e l d s , but we hope the b o a t i n g S o c i e t y lad p l e n t y of sport i n t h e i r f i x t u r e w i t h Bedford an Tuesday. Passers-by l a s t Th-irsday were amused t o see R.C.M. f l y i n g t h e i r f l a g f o r the v i s i t of the Queen Mother, and a guy hanging from the f l a g p o l e * • v e r the B e i t B u i l d i n g ! i l l ! ! R.C.M. sent a l e t t e r to Chem Tec. a s k i n g them to r e f r a i n from making too much s m e l l ; i t i s time we sent them a l e t t e r a s k i n g them not t o make too mucb n o i s e . Readers of the suggestions book i n the o l d Union w i l l a p p r e c i a t e the c o n t r i b u t i o n by Bugs G u t h r i e of a d i r t y spoon selotape d t o the page. Should Mr. Mooney's answer be a c l e a n spoon, t h i s form of s u g g e s t i o n i s l i k e l y to c o n t i n u e , much t o the detriment of the book. This December Q.M.C. i n t e n d t o have a C h a r i t y Rag week much on the l i n e s of those run by c e r t a i n p r o v i n c i a l u n i v e r s i t i e s . We w i l l watch t h i s i n n o v a t i o n w i t h i n t e r e s t as i t may e v e n t u a l l y grow t o something i n v o l v i n g the whole u n i v e r s i t y .

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The temperature rose for a couple of hpurs i n the Ayrtort Hall on Friday Nov 4th. as the I.C. Jazz Group held i t s f i r s t practice session of the term. Terty HacVee, a member of the old group, led an cnsemblei* of piano, guitar, double bass, oboe , trombone, and drums. The latter, undismayed by a complete absoence of conventional percussion instruments, performed b r i l l i a n t l y on a collection of old t i n l i d s . After a few preliminary runs the group Settled down and produoed some passable numbers. The doublebaas played well, but the noise ratio was too much dominated by the brass. I f the group can find a pianist up to their standards and praotice regularly we oan look forward happily to many noisy hours at coming carnivals.

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City &Guilds College Sir, Despite recent agitation i n the Union on the subject we were badly let down at Harlington by a premature shortage of liquid refreshment. At a relatively early hour brown ale, bitter, orange juice, oider and gin were unobtainable. Please let us see an improvement i n future. Yours, J.M.Tagg. I.C, Union. Dear S i r ,

While I can a p p r e c i a t e t o the f u l l the o r g a n i s a t i o n and e f f i c i e n c y o f the FELIX Board and s t a f f , i n producing a raid-week supplement, T r e g r e t t o say t h a t i n my o p i n i o n t h e r e are b e t t e r ways o f spending a penny. The supplement had n e i t h e r the p o i n t edness o f the e d i t o r i a l , nor the appeal o f the p e t i t i o n , which i t seemed t o be, j u d g i n g by the f i r s t few paragraphs. Another p o i n t i s t h a t a l though i t c r i t i c i s e d , the c r i t i c i s m o f f e r e d c o u l d h a r d l y be c a l l e d c o n s t r u c t i v e . An a l t e r n a t i v e reason f o r p u b l i c a t i o n c o u l d be (or would appear t o be) t h a t FELIX has become an u n o f f i c i a l organ of the Senate. Yours f a i t h f u l l y , K. J . Hopkins. E d i t o r ' s note: Since when has Senate House s a i d , l i k e we d i d , "we should have Rags"? I.C. Union, Dear S i r , Two years ago I had the good f o r t u n e to be p i c k e d up by a mass X-ray u n i t . Having seen a l i t t l e o f t u b e r c u l o s i s I would encourage everyone t o go f o r an X-ray when the u n i t v i s i t s I.C, Please note t h a t : 1) Approximately one i n f i v e hundred students has T.B.ia(four i n I.C.) 2) No symptoms may be apparent. I t o f t e n takes a couple of months i n h o s p i t a l to convince a T.B. p a t i e n t t h a t there i s a n y t h i n g wrong w i t h him. 3) The diseas e may develop q u i c k l y , i n a few weeks, o r s l o w l y over a matter of y e a r s . I f i t i s caught i n the e a r l y stages the treatment r e q u i r e d i s much s h o r t e r . 4) The mass X-ray i s q u i c k and simple. No u n d r e s s i n g i s u s u a l l y necessary. The whole business of the X-ray i s so easy and so much i s at s t a k e . Do take t h i s opp o r t u n i t y and make sure t h a t you are u n i n f e c t e d . Yours s i n c e r e l y , D.C. Macdonald. I.C. Hostel Dear Sir, The prestige of both Guilds and Mines was upheld i n the best tradition when an the evening of Friday 28th. Oct. the Mines Hon. Pornographer gallantly accented the challenge of Dead-Eye-Dick to a rendering of Eskimo Nell. The result of this battle of verse was that a good time was had by both Guilds and Mines alike. The respective supporters present unanimously agreed that the poeaXi&a best when renderer and audience are well "conditioned , although

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For f u r t h e r d e t a i l s see O f f i c i a l N o t i c e Boards. IHTTERS TO THE. EDITOR Continued. the latter did their best to f u l f i l l the requirement, time did not permit the renderers to do justice to i t . Finally I would l i k e to thank Mr. Wallace for his support i n providing a l i t t l e light entertainment for both Guilds and Mines and also to point out to him that I learnt my original version of this poem from a Miner. Yours eto. '* J.D. LaButt I.C. H b s t e l , 6th. November, 1955. Sir, The standard of the r e f e c t o r y i s d e t e r i o r a t i n g r a p i d l y . This i s mainly due t o the 111 manners and i n c o n s l d e r a t i o n among the students. Although we are eating i n uncongenial surroundings, I do not t h i n k we should lower our standards so t h a t our p o s i t i o n becomes more i n v i d i o u s . Only a l i t t l e e f f o r t i s r e q u i r e d , l i k e r e t u r n i n g d i r t y dishes, coming to meals c o r r e c t l y dressed and r e f r a i n i n g from reading at meals other than b r e a k f a s t . I am v o i c i n g the sentiments o f many students , and hope that i n the f u t u r e there w i l l be a n o t i c e able improvement. yours f a i t h f u l l y , E.Stephen

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The results of our match against Lloyd's Bank and two other teams a fortnight ago are not to he taken at their face value. Although Imperial College finished 4th, six of our runners were participating i n the U.L. v Cambridge match. Our seoond team matoh against Westminster College, last Wednesday, was lost by two points, even; <mmrf* Chas. Cotterill won the race whilst ostensibly "getting to know the course". Last Saturdays race, on our home course, really gave an indication of our potentialities. Without Evans, Pain, Ifeller and Conway, we came within two points of beating Reading University, who are generally reckoned, a powerful side. I t i s interesting to note that the f i r s t thirteen men home a l l broke thirty minutes, and many personal best times were set up. In particular, Webster i s to be congratulated or. a fine run which w i l l easily earn him a place in. the University seoond team. L.S.E. were third i n this match,I.C.2nd team 4th., and Pearl Assurance Co. 5th.

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Championships

After a lapse of f i f t y years, the University of London Athletic Association have re-started the Winter Relay and Field Events Championships. The meeting w i l l be held on Wednesday, 16th November at 2.30 i n Motspur Park. The College team w i l l be relying on their- old-stagers i n some events, although i n others everything must be l e f t to the freshers. Our prospects i n the Relay seem brightest. In the 880 x mile x 880 we have B i l l Pain, John Evans and Les Looker John Evans won the 1500 metres i n San Sebastian: B i l l Pain was last year's Captain of the U.L. Cross-Country Club: Les Locke i s a promising pupil of Franz Stampfl. In the throwing events we s t i l l have Phil Toyribee and are hoping that his strength has not waned over the close season. Im the dumping events the freshers w i l l be playing a leading part as kUke Browne w i l l not be available for either the Longjump or Hop, step, and, jump and Terry Hyslop i s no longer with us for the high jump. This meeting appears to be a very good idea as i t w i l l keep up interest i n winter training whioh does tend to become tedious without any competitive running.

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Results: HOCKEY Royal Holloway 2nd. eleven Drawn 0-0 University College 2nd. eleven Won 6-1 SQUASH Westfield College Won 4-1 The Hockey team i s s t i l l unbeaten and the standard of play i s high. Successful passing between players has been very noticeable this season. The squash teajn played well against Westfield, the f i r s t string, Margaret Brown, being particularly outstanding.

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The 1 s t . X I played t h e i r way i n t o the second round of the U.L. cup w i t h a 4-0 v i c t o r y over Unive r s i t y C o l l e g e H o s p i t a l on Nov.5th.Thestandard o f p l a y was a t r o c i o u s and i t i s obvious t h a t f u r t h e r progress i n the Cup w i l l only be made by i n c r e a s e d f i t n e s s and more c o n s t r u c t i v e f o o t b a l l . G o a l s c o r e r s were Holgate(2),May(l),and M c V e i g h ( l ) . The second defeat i n the U.L. league was s u f f ered on Wednesday,Nov.2nd.,against King's , the score b e i n g 0-1.Once a g a i n p l a y was very u n i n t e r esting. The 2nd. XI are having a moderate season,but have had two enjoyable games a g a i n s t l o c a l Grammar s c h o o l s . T h e i r r e c o r d , a t p r e s e n t , stands a t : P.8 W.2 D.2 L.4. The 3rd XI have a t l a s t s u f f e r e d t h e i r f i r s t defeat o f the s e a s o n , t h i s being a g a i n s t South West Essex T e c h n i c a l C o l l e g e on Nov.5th.Dab Baxter and h i s able men now have the remarkable r e c o r d o f : P.8 W.7 D.O L.l.Goals:for,50;agst.,10.

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The f i r s t TOUCHSTONE weekend o f the new s e s s i o n was memorable. S e v e r a l new faces were welcomed and the f a c t t h a t Satuday Was November 5th d i d not i m p a i r proceedings}quit e the c o n t r a r y The speaker was Mr. \I.R. R i d l e y , the v i s i t i n g l e c t u r e r i n l e t t e r s t o Imperial C o l l e g e . The s u b j e c t , "Censorship" proved d i f f i c u l t and r a t h e r e l u s i v e . Mr R i d l e y d e l i v e r e d a s t i m u l a t i n g t a l k i n which he s u c c e s s f u l l y d i r e c t e d the course o f the ensuing debate and opened up i n t e r e s t i n g questions on a l l forms o f c e n s o r s h i p . The debate then opened and covered s u b j e c t s v a r y i n g from Japanese f i l m s , through the meaning o f freedom t o Horror Comics, L a t e r i n the evening, nature p r o v i d e d l J i e r own GuyFawkes d i s p l a y w i t h a b r i l l i a n t l i g h t n i n g storm; l i g h t n i n g s t r u c k the telephone w i r e s and set f i r e t o the switchboard. S e v e r a l members o f the p a r t y succeeded i n s l e e p i n g through the a r r i v e ) and departure o f no l e s s than three f i r e - e n g i n e s . The f o l l o w i n g morning saw s e v e r a l groups doggedly d e f y i n g the r a i n i n t h e i r t o u r s o f the c o u n t r y s i d e . At lunch the d i s c u s s i o n was h e a r t i l y re-opened. The p a r t y r e t u r n e d t o South Kensington a t 5 o'clock and without e x e p t i o n a l l agreed t h a t a very p l e a s u r a b l e and worthwhile week-end was spent.

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PROSPECTS

Last year ..with a total membership of twelve or so, the Tudo Club won. seven out of ten. matches,beating Oxford University twice and Cambridge once. This year,the club has seven of last year's members, and about twenty freshers ..Some of the freshers have had previous judo experience,and so the prospects for this year are bright.The increasing interest displayed i n the "gentle art" can be largely attributed to the s k i l l of our instruetor,Mr. TiP.Leggett(6th Dan).. The f i r s t match of this season w i l l be fought against uambridge ifriiversity Judo Club,away,on Saturday November 19th,

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F i r s t X I Results Sat. Oct. 29th v V i c k e r s Armstrongs - won 2-1 Wed. Nov. 2nd v Queen Mary C o l l e g e - won 4-3 Sat. Nov. 5 t h v S t . Catherines - drew 2-2 C o l l e g e Cambridge The f i r s t X I have improved s i n c e the beginn i n g o f the season, and i f the forward l i n e can p l a y more f o r c e f u l hockey, more goals should result. We beat Queen Mary C o l l e g e i n the f i r s t round of the U n i v e r s i t y o f London Cup, w i t h only a few minutes t o spare. The p l a y was l e t h a r g i c i n the extreme u n t i l t e n minutes from the end. At t h i s stage we were two goals down, but t h r e e quick goals gave us v i c t o r y . In the next round we are to meet U n i v e r s i t y C o l l e g e , who beat Chelsea P o l y t e c h n i c 15-0. A hard, f a s t and thoroughly enjoyable game was p l a y e d at Cambridge a g a i n s t S t . Catherines C o l l e g e . I n s p i t e o f the f a c t t h a t they p l a y t h r e e o r f o u r times a week, we l a s t e d the pace b e t t e r and should have won, but f o r a g o a l scored i n the l a s t minute.


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During the opening phase of the game, King's kept on getting the b a l l but I.C. held out with good defensive work. Early on Hearni. missed a long penalty kiok at goal, but soon he had another ohanoe, and this time there was no doubt.(I.C. 3 - 0). After a t h r i l l i n g serum i n front of the King's posts, Beam dropped a perfect goal. (I.C. 6 - 0). By this time I.C were playing well together as a team - and then King's had the misfortune to lose one of their centres with a broken ankle. He later went to hospital. Hearn kicked two more good penalty goals before half-time, when the score waa 1 2 - 0 .

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I f you went down to the Morphy Day, Xou were sure of a big surprise,. If you went down to the Morphy Day, Tou should have gone i n disguise. With R.C.S. i n a b i t of a mess, And Guilds a l l covered i n water. ( Written by a Miner.) The various colleges went down to Morphy Day prepared for SPORT. The Guilds arrived with "Bo" at Putney at about 7.30. later the R.C.S. appeared led by the Fire Engine, on board whioh were effigies of the Guilds' and Mines' Presidents. In spite of the Guildsmens' and Miners' efforts, these were burnt outside the Boat House. The fight soBtinned sporadically with squibs and fireworks, unti l the boats came i n sight, when a truoe was called. Keith Miller, President of the Guilds, i n f u l l regalia was ably defended by his supporters, except on two occasions when he and the spanner were rushed, nearly into the water, by miners. Others were not so lucky, and there were several casualties and duckings. The Traction Engine h i t a car, ran out of water several times, nearly blew i t s fusible plug and arrived as everyone was going home, with no water and no steam. The crowd four hundred strong, were escorted home by the police, and finally dispersed at '.."'.en Station. The. llorphy Race. Results of the draw gave Mines the Middlesex station, Guilds the centre and R.C.S. the Surrey shore.The sun had gone i n , the water was choppy on the Middlesex side and the wind was blowing from the starboard bow. The crews got off to a good start at Hammersmith Bridge, but by Harrods, Guilds led R.C.S, by $ 'canvas, with R.S.M. half a length behind. By Crabtree the distances were £ a length and -| of a length respectively. Towards the mile, post the R.C.S. oox wa3 steering a zig-zag course and crowding the Guilds boat; they were warned several times by the umpire. The time at the Milepost was 3 mins. 16 sees., and the positions were: C & 6,- |j.-R.C.S.-1l.- R.S.M. Between the Milepost and the Football Grounds Mines spurted, moved into Guilds wash and nearly clashed with R.C.S, Guilds, however, were increasing their lead (to I 3 : 1.), with Mines and R.C.S. level. The poor steering of the R.C.S. cox was causing further loss of ground. The positions at Craven Steps were C S-. S . T i f l . - B.S.M.- 1 f t . - R.C.S.; at the Brook, C & G»- 1yU- R.S.K.- fL- R.C.S.; and at the.boathouse, C & G»- 21.- R.S.M.- f [ . - BJ.CS. The time at the Finish was 8 mins. 15 sees., with Guilds winning by two clear lengths from Mines, who led R.C.S. by 8 ^ lengths. 'Had Mine3 been awarded half a length advantage by the starter, on account of their station, as the umpire suggested, Guilds' lead at the Finish would probably have been only one length clear.

HhB 1.0. pack had not had enough of the b a l l during the firat-hajf; their scrummaging i n the set-scrums was not good, although they were much better i n the loose. Early an Doncaster dropped a magnificent goal to make the soore 1 5 - 0 , and this was quiokly followed by another Hearn penalty : (18 - 0). At last the Hng*s line was crossed, after a b a l l came to Balmer on the right wing (via Holman), and he soared i n the corner. The attempted conversion failed (18 - 0). Shortly afterwards Donoaster kioked ahead, followed up, took the b a l l i n the loose, and went over for a seoond unconverted try. This brought the f i n a l scare to I.C. 24, King's 0. We had won -the f i r s t round! There was over a score of I.C. supporters watching; Mrs,Robinson enjoyed the game very much. Of the 1st XV, Toynbee, Hearn , and Dingle at scrum-half were stalwarts of the team.

KING'S GET THE BALL BACK. EVEN THOUGH I.C. THE SET SCRUMS ABE WEAK.

MORPHY CREWS C E L E B R A T E The Boat Club threw t r a i n i n g to the winds when i t h e l d i t s 36th.Annual Dinner i n the Ayrton H a l l f o l l o w i n g the day's r a c i n g . The u s u a l f e s t i v e s p i r i t was undaunted by the prodigous l e n g t h of the speeches and p r e s e n t a t i o n of t r o p h i e s ; the Lord Desborough Memorial Medal beine; awarded to l a s t year's C a p t a i n of Boats,Kim Ash.The proceedings were brought t o a hasty c l o s e at 10.30p.m. l e a v i n g j u s t h a l f an hour f o r the e s s e n t i a l e x e r c i s e of elbow "and v o c a l chords i n the bar.

The Lowry Race. The stations for the race were the same as for the Morphy. Thirty seconds after the start of the Dowry, Mines clashed with Guilds, and Mines' bow broke a blade. A new one was supplied from the launch, and the raoe was restarted. From the 3tart at the Milepost, Guilds went into the lead, and at the Football Grounds the positions were: C & &.9: : ;< - R.C.S.- - j l . - R.S.M. AT further i n the race, positions were: the Brook, C & G.- = > ? @ - R.C.S.- a canvas - R.S.M.;the Boathouse, C & S»_ 21.- R.C.S. and R.S.M. equal; London R.C., C & <6»- 21*- R.S.M.- 2ft.-.R.C.S., and at the Finish Guilds led Mine3 by three lengths, with R.C.S. three feet behind Mines. The time was 4 mins. 38 sees. FELIX would l i k e t o thank the Boat Club f o r t h e i r k i n d co-operation i n a l l o w i n g the Sub-Editore and a photographer on the launch,

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