Issuu on Google+

Founded

in

1949

NEWSPAPER OF IMPERIAL COLLEGE UNION

FREE!

F R I D A Y , 9 T H M A Y , 1975.

N o . 388

30 PER CENT RISE ON BEER AND FOOD ? New Mines Mascot T H E R S M U n i o n m e e t i n g on May l s t s a w the u n v e i l i n g of the new M i n e s m a s c o t , presumably s t i l l c a l l e d ' D a v y . ' It s t a n d s o v e r two feet h i g h a n d rumour h a s i t that it w e i g h s o v e r e i g h t y p o u n d s . L i k e the new 'Theta,' RCS Union's m a s c o t , i t i s 100% v i r g n a l at the moment. C u r i o u s l y enough it i s ten y e a r s to the very month s i n c e the o l d ' D a v y ' w a s f i r s t u n v e i l e d i n 1965. B e f o r e that time, the R S M U mascot had been ' G u y ' a M i c h e l i n rubber man w h o h a d been around s i n c e February 1958. C l e a r l y , I C ' s mascots must now be the e n v y of e v e r y other u n i v e r s i t y and c o l l e g e i n the country.

MORE

ICU

ELECTIONS :

0l %

THURSDAY LAST week s a w further I C U e l e c t i o n s a t the U G M for p o s t s o n n e x t year's Union Council. T h e f o l l o w i n g were e l e c t e d a s floor R e p r e s e n t a t i v e s : B i l l Gerrard, Nick Payne, Ann P i c k a r d , R i c k y Graham, P a u l Branthwaite, Steve K i m m i n s . G u y R i g b y w a s e l e c t e d to the p o s t o f S t u d e n t R e s i d e n c e Office and Sunil Mohindra was e l e c t e d a s the C h a i r m a n o f the O v e r s e a s Students C o m m i t t e e . T h e r e have s t i l l b e e n no n o m i n a t i o n s for the p o s t s of Welfare O f f i c e r a n d A c a d e m i c Affairs Officer.

T H E R E F E C T O R Y Committee meeting of May 1st was dominated by the prospect of an enormous catering loss for the year ending July 1975. The running loss was believed to be £39,000 at the end of March hence it is believed that the College will want refectory price increases of the order of 20 — 30% at the end of term. N o r e a l argument t o o k p l a c e s i n c e d e t a i l e d d i s c u s s i o n has been put off u n t i l a s p e c i a l l y convened extraordinary meeting of the c o m m i t t e e n e x t F r i d a y (May 16 t h ) . A l s o to be d i s c u s s e d then are p r o p o s a l s from the C a t e r i n g M a n a g e r , Mr M o o n e y , that the p r i c e s of " b r o u g h t i n " goods s u c h a s meat p i e s , c h i c k e n p i e c e s , yogurt etc should be i n c r e a s e d immediately b e c a u s e the p r o f i t m a r g i n h a s a l l but d i s a p p e a r e d . l t i s k n o w n that I C U n i o n reps on the committee w i l l try to o p p o s e m i d - s e s s i o n a l i n c r e a s e s , but t h e i r c h a n c e s of s u c c e s s are d i m i n i s h e d by the enormity of the c a t e r i n g l o s s . In r e c e n t y e a r s t h i s c a t e r i n g l o s s h a s b e e n c o v e r e d by the s u r p l u s o n the b a r a n d w i n e c e l l a r a c c o u n t s . It i s unders t o o d that t h e s e are e x p e c t e d to be a b o u t £10,000 a n d £6,000 . The shortfall this year is e x p e c t e d to be about £20,000 and t h i s w i l l more than w i p e out a l l r e s e r v e s from p r e v i o u s y e a r s put a s i d e for n e c e s s a r y maintenance and replacement of furniture a n d e q u i p m e n t . T h e m e e t i n g e n d e d w i t h the C a t e r i n g Manager requesting a n i n t e r i m i n c r e a s e of 20 on b e e r s . T h i s w a s to c o v e r the b u d g e t i n c r e a s e of e x c i s e d u t y which the breweries have p a s s e d on to the C o l l e g e . It w a s p o i n t e d out that, o n top this, b r e w e r i e s were of

i n c r e a s i n g prices by 1 — 2p. D a v i d S i n c l a i r , the s t u d e n t C h a i r m a n of the B a r C o m m i t t e e , a r g u e d for not p a s s i n g o n a n y i n c r e a s e at the moment s i m p l y b e c a u s e the s h e e r s i z e of e v e n the i n t e r i m s u g g e s t i o n w o u l d be v e r y d i f f i c u l t to c o v e r on a s t u d e n t i n c o m e . H e is k n o w n to w a n t to h o l d p r i c e s d o w n u n t i l the e n d o f term i f p o s s i b l e . Short s h r i f t w a s g i v e n to t h i s i d e a by the c o m m i t t e e but after h e a t e d argument a n d s u p p o r t from the I C U P r e s i d e n t , T r e v o r P h i l l i p s , Mr S i n c l a i r p r o p o s e d d o i n g n o t h i n g before the e x t r a o r d i n a r y m e e t i n g o n May 16th w i t h the r i d e r that the B a r C o m m i t t e e s h o u l d m e e t i n the m e a n t i m e to make r e c o m m e n d ations. This was accepted. T h e net r e s u l t i s that u n t i l May 1 6 t h , p r i c e s h a v e b e e n f i x e d i n the r e f e c t o r i e s a n d b a r s . M e a n w h i l e , it i s hoped by the U n i o n that a n a n n o u n c e ment of the s i z e of s t u d e n t grants n e x t y e a r w i l l h a v e been made s o that t h i s c a n be u s e d a s a g u i d e l i n e for the s i z e of r e f e c t o r y price i n c r e a s e s . T a l k i n g to FELIX D a v i d S i n c l a i r a d m i t t e d "/'(/ be in for a sticky time at the Bar Committee meeting on Friday (today i n f a c t — E d . ) . It will take a miracle for there to be no increases this term y


FELIX

2

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo loo mboo

om

3 F QRLIrT

OTTTJD O U O O T T O O T T O OTJ O T T O T T OTJ OX) O U U U U O

Catherine G i l l

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Pause for thought.

Michael Williams

A L T H O U G H I hate to b e g i n on the d i s c o r d a n t note of c r i t i c i s i n g F E L I X , I feel I must point out to the g e n e r a l p u b l i c (?) that contrary to what they may h a v e been t o l d , I am not B o a d s h e e t E d i t o r , but s o m e t h i n g q u i t e d i f f e r e n t , y e s y o u ' v e g u e s s e d the o b v i o u s m i s t a k e . . . I am in fact the I F B r o a d s h e e t E d i t o r . B e i n g B r o a d s h e e t E d i t o r means that it f a l l s to my unhappy lot to e n t i c e w o r k s of l i t e r a r y I no idea w h o L i s e B r a t t o n i s , I t a l e n t from the a l r e a d y o v e r w o r k - h a v e n ' t a c l u e w h o a n y of t h e ed s t u d e n t s a t I F . T h i s g e t s other members of I F U n i o n a r e increasingly difficult as the e i t h e r . T h e remedy, g e n t l e m e n , longer y o u h a v e been here in i s i n y o u r own h a n d s , get F r e n c h South K e n s i n g t o n , t h e y o u r s e l v e s over here to I F a n d more d i f f i c u l t it i s t o remember v i s i t u s in the U n i o n R o o m . I t ' s how to w r i t e and e v e n e x p r e s s a l w a y s a p l e a s u r e to s e e new o n e s e l f i n E n g l i s h ! I hope f a c e s . H o w e v e r , i t may h a v e to therefore that y o u w i l l e x c u s e be a l i g h t n i n g v i s i t a s due to any g r a m m a t i c a l e r r o r s . the mountain of w o r k we a r e required to get through, w e are H o w e v e r , let u s press on to l i m i t e d to only half an hour for more i n t e r e s t i n g t h i n g s . H o w l u n c h . Y o u may be sure that w o u l d you l i k e to be i n t r o d u c e d t h i s i n v i t a t i o n h a s the b l e s s i n g to y e t another member of I F of 'mon capitaine' who k e e p s u s U n i o n who w a s , unfortunately a l l i n order. omitted from that e x h i l a r a t i n g a n d i n s p i r i n g a r t i c l e w r i t t e n by A n d now I ' d l i k e t o thank y o u our i l l u s t r i o u s P r e s i d e n t . May I a l l for w a t c h i n g my l i t t l e s h o w introduce L i s e B r a t t o n , our here today, if y o u ' v e e n j o y e d it A c c o m m o d a t i o n S e c r e t a r y . Many . . . d o n ' t m i s s next w e e k ' s of y o u might s a y , not only h a v e exciting instalment.

FIRST A N explanation. There was no F E L I X on Wednesday for the simple reason that our main priority this week has been to finish the printing of PHOENIX, the ICU arts magazine'. If we do not get it done in the very near future, then its actual publication will be seriously at risk. Hopefully, the hard grind that has been done in the past few days will bear fruit with the availability of PHOENIX within the next two weeks.

* I was rather puzzled, nay displeased, by the appearance of a memo from the College Registry to self-supporting students (including overseas students) proclaiming the increase of ÂŁ70 in the sessional fees. I understand that THIS I N C R E A S E HAS NOT Y E T B E E N A P P R O V E D BY T H E G O V E RNI NG BODY hence the memo is being blantantly presumptuous. As regards the fee increase itself the Overseas Students Committee is planning action in the form of a petition and possibly a picket of the Governing Body meeting on May 23rd. Anyone interested should contact Chris Kourouniotis in the Maths

Department.

* Where has all the controversy gone? Has everyone fallen into a dull stupor due to impending exams? Where are all the literary giants who onced graced the F E L I X letters column with their pearls of wisdom? And who is Nigel Reditt anyway?

FELIX, Newspaper of Imperial College Union

Michael J I .

Williams

Editor

I

Published by the Editor on behalf of the Imperial College Union Publications Board. Printed Offset-litho on the Union premises. Thanks to G i l l , Ian, John, R i z , Roger and Richard . Thanks a l s o to B i g T for finally coughing up.

FELIX Office, Prince Consort SW7 2 B B .

IC Union, R d , London

T e l e p h o n e : Int. 2881 01-58^^111 E x t . 2166 Š1975

F E M A L E S U B - W A R D E N S H I P A vacancy exists for a female subwarden at Southwell House (Evelyn Gardens.) The house accommodates 65 students, 24 places at present being allocated to women . The job carries rent free accommodation in Southwell House. The successful candidate will be a single pos/graduate during next session, preference being given to those not engaged in thesis-writing. T h e c l o s i n g date for a p p l i c a t i o n s i s : F R I . 16th M A Y 1975. Application forms are available from the residence 161, College Block and also the Union Office.

office.

Room

REVIEW: Dramsoc T H E I M P E R I A L C O L L E G E entry in the 20th Sunday T i m e s S t u d e n t s ' D r a m a F e s t i v a l w a s a n e x c e l l e n t p r o d u c t i o n of T o m Stoppard's play 'Albert's Bridge!' T h e a c t i o n moved very s m o o t h l y among a number of s i m p l e s e t s o n the large s t a g e , w i t h the rusty brown s c a f f o l d i n g of 'Albert's bridge a s a c o n s t a n t b a c k d r o p . A l b e r t , a p h i l o s o p h y s t u d e n t turned bridge painter-poet w a s f i n e l y portrayed by E r i c S t o v e l l . H e p l a y e d the w o r d i n t o x i c a t e d Stoppard c h a r a c t e r w i t h p r e c i s i o n a n d a fine s e n s e of the poetic p s e u d o - v i s i o n of t h i s b r i l l i a n t l y - c o n c e i v e d c h a r a c t e r . T h e b l u n d e r i n g c i t y off i c i a l s w h o hired A l b e r t t o paint t h e v a s t bridge s i n g l e - h a n d e d l y w e r e v i v i d l y d e p i c t e d , and the r a p i d - f i n e Stoppard g i v e and t a k e of t h e i r committee s e s s i o n s w a s h a n d l e d in a n e x h i l a r a t i n g f a s h i o n . Of p a r t i c u l a r note were J o h n Woodfin a s the committee c h a i r m a n , a n d Z i g g i K r o n b e r g s a s F i t c h , t h e flustered, efficiency-obsessed accountant. Mike Stanger and K a r e n W i l l i s w e r e very good a s h i s s u c c e s s f u l father and s u c c e s s oriented mother. T h e f i n a l s c e n e , i n w h i c h a n army of p a i n t e r s a p p r o a c h the b r i d g e , w a s marked by very fine s o u n d e f f e c t s ; and S t o p p a r d ' s v i s i o n of a w o r l d s o c r o w d e d that people c a n o n l y move upwards into t h e h i g h e r r e a c h e s of 'Albert's' b r i d g e is brilliantly conveyed.

WANTED A Publicity Officer. No previous experience i s r e q u i r e d . L e a r n about the offset-litho and dye-line poster p r o d u c t i o n . A n e x c e l l e n t opportunity for anyone who i s i n any w a y artistically motivated. F o r further d e t a i l s c o n tact the U n i o n O f f i c e .

WANTED A Duplicating Officer. No previous experience i s r e q u i r e d . L e a r n about the m y s t e r i e s of R o n e o s a n d Gestetners. Become a member of the U n i o n Publications Hoard. F o r further d e t a i l s c o n t a c t the U n i o n O f f i c e .


FELIX

PRIZE

Racial Discrimination ? AN

HILARIOUSLY FROM

SEXIST KAREN

POINT

OF

CROSSWORD

N O . 17

VIEW

GADD

IMAGINE H a l l p l a c e s are a l l o c a t e d not on the m a l e / f e m a l e b a s i s but on a B r i t i s h / F o r e i g n b a s i s . T h e percentage of p l a c e s for foreign s t u d e n t s i s a l w a y s too low to match the number of foreign s t u d e n t s who ought to be in h a l l . No-one p r o t e s t s ; no-one m i n d s ; a n y w a y B r i t i s h s t u d e n t s need more l o o k i n g after: tbey m i s s t h e i r M o t h e r s . F o r e i g n s t u d e n t s are t r a i n e d to look after t h e m s e l v e s — of t i o n i t ' s d i f f e r e n t . Of c o u r s e c o u r s e lots of foreign s t u d e n t s there's nothing wrong w i t h it. do get a t t a c k e d and raped (even It's f u n n y . Men have been

male

foreign

students?

Ed.)

in L o n d o n s t r e e t s after d a r k . B u t c ' e s t la v i e i t ' s a l w a y s happened. W e l l , one day r e p r e s e n t i n g the foreign s t u d e n t s , a t e r r i f y i n g a g g r e s s i v e figure kno w n round College

as

'Lady

Anne'

p r o t e s t s and gets the. % of places in h a l l s for foreign s t u d e n t s r a i s e d so that for o n c e they have more p l a c e s than they should . T h e outcry is a m a z i n g . In a special surprise issue of FELIX

"Racial

Discrimination"

i s p r o c l a i m e d and e v e r y o n e i s s h o c k e d , i n c l u d i n g members of the J o i n t C o m m i t t e e a g a i n s t S e x i s m and F a c i s m . P r o t e s t s are made a l l over C o l l e g e a n d the rumour s p r e a d s that ' L a d y A n n e ' h a s gone too far t h i s time. Of c o u r s e it c o u l d n ' t h a p p e n . We are much too e n l i g h t e n e d to be so petty a n d s m a l l m i n d e d . We a l l u n d e r s t a n d about R a c i a l D i s c r i m i n a t i o n and w e a l l know i t ' s a ' b a d t h i n g ' - no-one in their right mind w o u l d c o m p l a i n that there Is r a c i a l d i s c r i m i n a tion against E n g l i s h s t u d e n t s . C o m p a r e d w i t h what foreign students face it's laughable. But with s e x u a l d i s c r i m i n a -

s n i g g e r i n g at it for c e n t u r i e s and e v e n women often s e e the j o k e . B u t now s e x u a l d i s c r i m i n a t i o n h a s t a k e n on a new s i n i s t e r form. "DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MEN." Suddenly nobody s e e s the j o k e a n y m o r e . It's a s e r i o u s i s s u e : the men at IC gather together in the bars to moan about how o p p r e s s e d they are. T h e q u e s t i o n is where' w i l l it s t o p ? If y o u ' r e not c a r e f u l , you might find the k n i c k e r s in the U n i o n B a r r e p l a c e d by V ' — fronts — w i t h t h e i r t i t i l l a t i n g ' contrast colour e l a s t i c . The p i c t u r e s in F E L I X might feature s o m e t h i n g l i k e "Mike — this handsome

hunk

hails

from

Chemistry" e t c . Perhaps even the lewd s e x i s t e n t e r t a i n m e n t s offered in C o l l e g e R e v u e s w i l l be t h r e a t e n e d . T h e r e ' l l be no end to it u n l e s s i t ' s s t o p p e d . Men of IC u n i t e , y o u r p o s i t i o n i s t h r e a t e n e d . S t i c k out t h o s e puny c h e s t s of y o u r s and a s s e r t your m a s c u l i n e rights. F o r who k n o w s , if y o u let the women of this college c l a i m their b a s i c r i g h t s , it might lead a n y w h e r e .

Besides if you give them an inch they'll discover that there isn't anymore.

20.This part of literature is repetitive.(7).

ACROSS 6. A muddled representative w i l l almost accept this maxim.(7). 7. A fruit to be worn on the head?(5). 8. A wager around a tall thin man w i l l keep you warm.(7). 9. Cut up an oblong to produce a sphere (5). 1 1.Misfortune.(9). 14.An animal exhibition precedes Napier's invention finishing first.(9). J 7 . A n alternative to a bad cold'(5) 18. A beam of light finishes the scene with you.(7). 19. A squeaky meet?(5).

DOWN 1 .Alternating note.(5). 2. Dispatched a smell.(5). 3. Happy ending for agent out on a limb.(9). 4. R e a l eyes make you aware.(7). 5. Bare pot.(7). 10.Gardening expert has guaint qualities but is victimised.(9). 12.The host as the show is not like this.(7). 13.Shiny waste paper?(7), 15. Life or fire?(5). 16. B r i t i s h R a i l soup?(5).

The winner of Prize Crossword No. 16 is Alison Heap of Botany 2 who wins the £1 prize. Answers No. 16

to Prize

Entries must reach the F E L I X Office by noon next Wednesday. The E d i t o r ' s d e c i s i o n w i l l be final.

Crossword

IC R A G

ACROSS 1. Amphibian. 6 . T w i s t . . 9.Nitre. 1 0.Venerable. 11.Titular. 1 2 , E l a s t i c . 13.Takes part.. 16.Ream 19.Dunk. 20.Tenements, 22. Remorse. 24.Insight. 26.Retention. 27.Inapt. 2 8 . L a c e y . 29. Te ta ni se s . DOWN 1 .Annotated. 2.Pitot. 3.Idealist. 4,Invariant. 5.Nonce. 6.Thread. 7.In between. 8 . T h e i c . 14.Kinematic. 1 5 .Tennis net. 17.Misstates J 8 . E m i s s i o n . 21.Trendy. 22.Rural 23. E v i c t . 25.Grass.

MAG!

JOKES, CARTOONS, ARTWORK, L E W D DRAWINGS, BOG-WALL HUMOUR ("Heisenberg was probably here") E T C A R E A L L WANTED FOR NEXT YEAR'S RAG MAG. Send your contributions to Nick Payne or Chris Dutton at the RCS Union Office.

BLOOD

DONING

S e s s i o n s w i l l be h e l d i n S O U T H S I D E L O W E R R E F E C T O R Y at the f o l l o w i n g t i m e s : W e d n e s d a y , 14th May 10.00 - 12.00 14.00 - 16.00 T h u r s d a y , 15th May

9.30 - 12.00 14.00 - 1 6 . 0 0

F r i d a y , 16th May

I F Y O U are one of t h e s e a s t r o l o g i c a l f r e a k s w i t h exams c o m i n g u p , w a t c h o u t ! Y o u h a v e n ' t a c h a n c e — at l e a s t , not w i t h a p a r t i a l e c l i p s e of the Sun on Sunday m o r n i n g . Y e s , the d i e i s c a s t , and at 6.54 a.m. the Moon w i l l b e g i n i t s p a s s a g e a c r o s s the s o l a r d i s k f i r s t a p p e a r i n g a s a s m a l l n i c k out of the top r i g h t - h a n d s i d e . B y 7 . 1 9 , a s the e c l i p s e r e a c h e s i t s m i d point the Sun w i l l have t a k e n on the a p p e a r e n c e of a L u m i n o u s Mooney (?) beefburger w i t h a large b i t e out of i t , so i f you s t i l l c r a w l i n g homewards at that t i m e , d o n ' t worry — i t ' s not. T h o s e e a g e r to o b s e r v e the e c l i p s e are not a d v i s e d to u s e t e l e s c o p e s or b i n o c u l a r s d i r e c t l y on the Sun — i t t e n d s to c a u s e h o l e s i n the b a c k of the h e a d . F a r safer a n d much more c o n v e n i e n t i s to project an image from the e y e p i e c e on to a sheet of p a p e r . If you h a v e n ' t got an o p t i c a l i n s t r u m e n t , d o n ' t l o o k d i r e c t l y w i t h the n a k e d e y e . Some o l d p h o t o g r a p h i c n e g a t i v e s or c o l o u r s l i d e s that " d i d n ' t come o u t " are u s e f u l for b r i e f l o o k s , but i f you want to s t a r e at i t any l e n g t h of time f i l l a b u c k e t w i t h water and w a t c h the r e f l e c t i o n . B y 8.18 the e c l i p s e w i l l b e o v e r a n d the Sun w h o l e a g a i n . S t u d e n t s are not reputed for e a r l y r i s i n g on Sunday m o r n i n g s , but weather p e r m i t t i n g , t h i s s h o u l d be s o m e t h i n g worth g e t t i n g up for.

9 30 - 12 0 0 14.00 - 16.00 P l e a s e s i g n for an a p p o i n t m e n t on the m a i n n o t i c e board i n the J u n i o r C o m m on R o o m , C o l l e g e B l o c k . Any queries should be addressed to: IAN McWALTER, ELEC. ENG. P.G. (Room 709)

IC POSTGRAD GROUP elections for

at AGM

chairman secretary treasurer

1pm Thursday 15th Elec Eng

Nomination

May

407

p a p e r s are up in U n i o n till

Monday 12th May


4

FILIX

L U B L A B WINS THE M A R S H A L L HAYS CUP c ROSS IC

WIN

THE

IL

COUNTRY A 1 HLETIC

CHAMPIONSHIP

L A S T S A T U R D A Y , the U n i v e r s i t y of L o n d o n h e l d i t s A t h l e t i c C h a m p i o n s h i p s at Motopur P a r k A t h l e t i c G r o u n d . A strange p l a c e , y o u may s a y , to see the I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e C r o s s - C o u n t r y team, but they get a r o u n d y o u k n o w . A n y w a y , the team and a few friends were there at 11.00 am to see w h a t c o u l d be done about G u y ' s H o s p i t a l , who had w o n the trophy for the l a s t ten y e a r s . finished fourth. R o y R o s s e r w a s the dark T h e day s t a r t e d s l o w l y for horse of the I C t e a m , n o b o d y the I C C C C , m a i n l y due to the quite knowing his p o t e n t i a l . preponderance of m i d d l e A f t e r a fine run in the 4 0 0 m , d i s t a n c e runners i n the t e a m . where he f i n i s h e d s e c o n d , j u s t T h e f i r s t two e v e n t s were the L o n g - J u m p and the 100m h e a t s . b e a t i n g D a v e West, he then p r o c e e d e d to come s e c o n d i n In the long-jump, P e t e J o h n s o n the t r i p l e jump. and D a v e H o u l b r o o k e fought hard for l a s t p l a c e a n d f i n i s h e d 11th and 1 2 t h , p a c k i n g w e l l at the r e a r . P e t e ran h i s next event at marathon s p e e d but s i n c e i t w a s the 100m he d i d not get a p l a c e i n the f i n a l . I C ' s f i r s t p o i n t s of the day came from K e v i n B r a d y , who ran a fast 3000m s t e e p l e c h a s e to f i n i s h s e c o n d b e h i n d U L ' s t op runner, M a r t i n K n a p p . G a i n i n g more p o i n t s for I C and h o l d i n g off the o p p o s i t i o n w a s Ian E l l i s who ran w e l l , r e c o v e r i n g from a n a p p a l l i n g s t a r t to f i n i s h f o u r t h . In the f i e l d e v e n t s , the C r o s s - C o u n t r y team l a c k e d s t y l e but made up for that by d e t e r m i n a t i o n , the o n l y two f i e l d e v e n t s we d i d not c o v e r were the hammer a n d the h i g h jump. The next track event w a s the 3000m w a l k i n w h i c h we had four e n t r i e s . R o b A l l i n s o r i , h a v i n g n e g l e c t e d the sport for a c o u p l e of years came b a c k / w e l l to f i n i s h s e c o n d , a n d Ian E l l i s " f r e s h " from h i s s t e e p l e chase suprised everyone, i n c l u d i n g h i m s e l f by c o m i n g t h i r d but he p u t . i t d o w n to training with R A s h l e y . Steve Webb w a l k e d into fifth p l a c e to k e e p the other c o l l e g e s d o w n , and P a d D o n n e l l y f i n i s h e d twelth. In a hard 800m R o b A l l i n s o n was f o u r t h , but later i n the 5000m, he p u l l e d out a s u p e r b run to f i n i s h s e c o n d b e h i n d A n d y C r o m p t o n ; Steve Webb finished w e l l coming s i x t h . T h e 400m h u r d l e s gave I C its o n l y v i c t o r y of the d a y , D a v e West w i n n i n g i n f i n e s t y l e w e l l a h e a d of the f i e l d , i n the dept hs of w h i c h Ian E l l i s

T h e p o s i t i o n s of the v a r i o u s teams were read out at i n t e r v a l s d u r i n g the afternoon a n d at about three o ' c l o c k i t b e c a m e o b v i o u s to us that we w e r e s e r i o u s c o n t e n d e r s for the trophy. R e a l i s i n g that every p o i n t mattered at t h i s s t a g e , P e t e J o h n s o n and Ian E l l i s w e r e h u r r i e d l y c o n s c r i p t e d to attempt the p o l e v a u l t , the o n l y p r o b l e m b e i n g n e i t h e r of them h a d s e e n a p o l e - v a u l t pole i n h i s l i f e before,let alone used one. Pete and Ian h a d p r e c i s e l y three goes e a c h to l e a r n to p o l e v a u l t a n d to c l e a r a bar of s i x feet i n height. Pete started first with a brave r u n , but as he s t u c k h i s pole i n , his hands s l i d down the bar a l m o s t to knee h e i g h t . H i s s e c o n d attempt c o m p r i s e d of a f a s t e r run up a n d a f a s t e r s l i d e d o w n the p o l e , and h i s t h i r d attempt w o u l d have done j u s t i c e to a s p r i n t e r , a s he b r e a s t e d the bar, off the p e g s . Ian l i n e d up for h i s j u m p s , ran up, took off a t t a i n e d a p p r o x i m a t e l y 8 5 and promptly f e l l s p r a w l i n g on the g r a s s on the same s i d e of the bar as he took off. H i s s e c o n d attempt s a w h i m c l e a r of the bar but n e g l e c t to l e t go of the p o l e , and the t h i r d attempt s a w h i m c l e a r of the bar to g a i n I C at l e a s t one p o i n t . B y c l e a r i n g the next h e i g h t , a n d f a i l i n g at the one after, Ian managed a c o m m e n d a b l e fifth b e h i n d s u c h p e o p l e a s the B r i t i s h U n i v e r s i t i e s Sports c h a m p i o n (who can jump n e a r l y a s h i g h a s Ian pole-vaulted!) r

T h e 1500m s a w Steve Webb in action again along with Hurrican Houlbrooke. T h e pace w a s c a r v e d out from the b e g i n n -

L A S T S A T U R D A Y H a m m e r s m i t h A m a t e u r s o p e n d the regatta s e a s o n on the T i d e w a y . I C N o v i c e s a l s o k n o w n a s the L u b L a b S e c o n d E i g h t c e l e b r a t e d one y e a r ' s r o w i n g by w i n n i n g the M a r s h a l Hays Challenge Cup. Our q u a l i f y i n g r a c e e a r l y i n the afternoon w a s r o w e d w i t h the

ft

f

-

Âť

siiilil

i n c o m i n g tide up to Hammers m i t h B r i d g e . R o w i n g on the centre s t a t i o n w i t h the b e s t of the stream but the w o r s t of the c h o p p y water to c o n t e n d w i t h , we drew a w a y from C y g n e t a n d N a t i o n a l W e s t m i n s t e r at the start. Then with Tony stroking at a rate w h i c h b e l i e d h i s stature w e i n c r e a s e d our l e a d at the f i n i s h to two l e n g h t s , t h a n k s to a good d e a l of b a s h i n g and not much t e c h n i q u e . We were o n the water three hours later for the f i n a l by w h i c h time the t i d e had turned so the race w a s rowed d o w n s t r e a m from C h i s w i c k E y o t . A g a i n we h a d the centre station with Latyner Upper S c h o o o l on Surrey and T w i c k e n ham R C on M i d d l e s e x . Off the s t a r t we were s l i g h t l y d o w n on both c r e w s , s t r i d i n g e a r l y to a s o l i d 34 on the fourteenth s t r o k e . Afte'r a b o u t twenty s t r o k e s the other c r e w s f i n i s h e d t h e i r s t a r t i n g b u r s t and we b e g a n to d r i v e through them, l e a d i n g by threequarters of a l e n g t h at t w o m i n u t e s . L a t y m e r

ing by M a r t i n K n a p p and N i c k L o d g e who f i n i s h e d in 4min 2 s e c s , w i t h M a r t i n j u s t i n the l e a d . S t e v e came fifth i n 4 m i n 4 0 s e c s and D a v e s i x t h o n l y five s e c o n d s l a t e r . R o y R o s s e r ran the 200m a n d c a m e t h i rd w h i c h w a s a s i m i l a r p o s i t i o n to the one he f i n i s h e d the r e l a y i n . A t f i v e twenty the a n n o u n c e ment of the f i n a l team p o s i t i o n s came o v e r the l o u d s p e a k e r s I M P E R I A L C O L L E G E 68pts G U Y S H O S P . 6 5 p t s . We h a d

who were s t r i k i n g w e l l i n t o the f o r t i e s off the s t a r t , " b l e w " but the T w i c k e n h a m c r e w h e l d on s t r o n g l y a n d it took e x p e r t c o x i n g by boatman C h a r l i e (12 s t o n e ? ) to k e e p them out of the s t r e a m a n d out of l u c k . A t the f i n i s h we w e r e s t i l l t h r e e q u a r t e r s of a l e n g t h up w h i c h , having a l l o w e d h a l f a length for the c u r v a t u r e of the c o u r s e left a m a r g i n of about a c a n v a s . T h a n k s to s k i l f u l c o a c h i n g we n o w , l o o k forward to c o n t i n u e d s u c c e s s a s a S e n i o r C c r e w . In the m e a n t i me e x t e n s i v e r e s e a r c h h a s s h o w n that the H a y s C u p h o l d s a good e i g h t parts (of beer). The crew: how, R N e w l e y , 2 D Wymer, 3 D H a r v e y , 4 C H e d l e y , 5 S Worley, 6 I H y s l o p , 7 R H i l l , stroke, T S m i t h , cox, C h a r l i e , coach. P r o f . C a m e r o n and the " G o v i l l a s . "

WANTED: Male student to share double room i n K&ieensgate f l a t . ÂŁ8.33pw. Ph 58^ 9530 won the L o n d o n U n i v e r s i t y Athletic Championships, a f i t t i n g end to a n e x c e l l e n t s e a s o n for the c l u b . If anyone is interest in Athletics in the College and would like lo run for our College team, please contact either Dave West (Aero Eng) or Steve Webb (Physics). Finally, thanks to Mike Welford, Dave Jones and friend and Mike Veerer, for turning out and helping us on our way through the afternoon.


http://felixonline.co.uk/archive/IC_1975/1975_0388_A