School; Valete

Valete - 1936

Valete 1936

Our best wishes go with the following boys who have left school since the last issue of the Monovian appeared:
VI: F. C. Austin, K. W. Corder, W. F. Daggett, P. F. Dyche, L. J. W. Grant, E. V. Hills, J. E. Howarth, R. A. W. Taylor, R. Tomkins.
Va: R. H. L. Bayes, B. H. Castle, J. A. F. Dykes, R. C. D. McWilliam (Secretary, Chess Club, 1935), D. H. O'Neil, C. D. Overton, D. B. Patton, R. J. H. Slaughter, M. M. R. Sorensen, G. A. Tuckwell.

The following Prefects have left the School-since the last issue of the Monovian appeared:--
D. C. Ellis (1930-35; Prefect, 1935. Ellis distinguished himself at games and especially in football. He will be remembered for his friendly and willing disposition and a fund of sound common-sense which, we feel sure, will carry him a long way in business.

F. G. Jackson (1930-35; Prefect, 1935; Captain of Mallinson, 1935). With the departure of Jackson, the School has lost a popular and efficient Prefect and a fine all round sportsman, for he was a valuable member of the First Cricket and Football Elevens.

Our best wishes go with the following boys who have left School since the last issue of the Monovian appeared:
VI: S. V. Dawson, R. J. Clohosy, G. W. Francis, P. A. Jobson, A. C. Waizeneker (Secretary, Dramatic Society, 1935-36), S. A. Williams.

The following Prefects have either left since the last issue of the Monovian appeared, or will be leaving at the end of this term: -
G. H. W. Bramhall (1929-36); Prefect, 1935-36; Editor of the Monovian, 1935-36; Debating Society Committee, 1935-36; League of Nations Union Committee, 1935-36, School Orchestra, 1932-36, Secretary 1935-36).
As a Prefect, as Editor of the Monovian, and as one of our leading musicians, " G.H.W.B." has done a great deal for the School. The success of his editorial activities can be judged from his editions of the Monovian, and though this work occupied much of his spare time, and though he was not an outstanding sporting man, he nevertheless found time to interest himself in School football, cricket, and athletics. Efficiency and enthusiasm characterised his work, and a subtle wit, who can forget his portrayal of the night-watchman in the 'Ole in the Road in the Prefects' Concert-made him a very agreeable personality to all who knew him. Much could be written about his other interests-the League of Nations Union, debating, and art, but we know that his work is sufficient testimony to his value and versatility, and we are content to wish him every success at King Alfred's College, Winchester. W.D.W.

J. Farnworth (1930-36; Prefect, 1935-36; Captain of Spivey House, 1934-36; Captain of Swimming, 1934-36; First Football and Cricket Elevens, 1935-36; Cross-Country Team, 1935-36).
It is almost impossible to say which aspect of "Jimmy's" personality will be remembered the longest. So varied were his achievements and so outstanding, that we cannot define, but only "point and shout."
His swimming we cannot criticise; his successes here place him beyond comment. The achievements of Spivey House during his captaincy bear witness to his infectious enthusiasm and ability for hard work. His cricket and football, although somewhat lacking in polish, were invariably vigorous and effective. On the other hand, he who was noted for his robust tackling on the football field was to be seen tripping the daintiest of waltzes or the most exotic of tangos on the dance floor. His sporting outfits which, he boasted, had served the past two seasons without a clean and were revealing the unwelcome attentions of moths or unseen nails, had given place to the neatest slippers and the smartest of butterfly ties. Then what can we say of Farnworth as vendor-in-chief of the "halfpenny Lyons" and "doorsteps"? It can only be recorded that in giving change he was most annoyingly accurate, and that he alone could keep his head when the whole of the First and Second Forms were demanding sweetmeats in "half the tongues of Babel." But in collecting piles of dirty gym. clothes and exercise books in the Prefects' Room Farnworth was a close second to Dubock. For all this he was one of the most genial of individuals, and his stentorian greetings, even if somewhat disconcerting to a Sixth Former engrossed in an English essay or a maths. problem, could never be resented. We could go on to tell tales of "Jimmy" preparing the repasts for meetings of the School General Committee, but these, we feel, are aspects too intimate to be given ruthless publicity, and so we will content ourselves with wishing him every success in his studies of manufacturing methods in the textile industry of Krefeld, Germany.

J.A.P. Hall (1929-36; Prefect, 1935-36; Assistant Laboratory Prefect, 1934-35; Laboratory Prefect, 1935-36; Treasurer of League of Nations Union, 1936; Debating Society Committee, 1935-36).
It was indeed unfortunate that Hall had to leave the School before gaining admission to a university. His services to the School were not so conspicuous as those of most other Prefects because he was for so long one of the "presiding genii" of the laboratories. He was, however, one of the most energetic and industrious members of the Debating Society and the League of Nations Union. In debate and discussion he distinguished himself, for his wealth of knowledge on social and economic problems was usually more than a match for all opposition. His overflowing enthusiasm was infectious and inspiring, his labours, were always thorough. We wish him every success in the laboratories of Allen and Hanbury's, and trust that he will gain admission to London University in the near future.

R. Woollard (1931-36; Prefect, 1936; Captain of Tennis and Table-Tennis, 1936; First Cricket Eleven, 1936). Apart from several lapses in the Prefects' Room when he gave full rein to his rich baritone voice, Woollard was the epitome of quiet, calm efficiency. As a member of the First Cricket Eleven this season, he has played with enthusiasm. But he has particularly distinguished himself as a tennis player. In fact, we feel justified in saying that he is the most promising young player which the School has produced of late years. We bid him adieu, confident that his genial good humour and efficiency which made him so popular in the School will stand him in good stead in years to come.

R. R. Yearley (1930-36; Prefect, 1935-36; Captain of Mallinson House, 1936; Football Colours, 1935; Vice-Captain of Football, 1936; Games Secretary, 1935-36).
Apart from his academic achievements, Yearley's chief services to the School were confined to sport. For a number of years he had kept goal for one or other of the School Elevens, and this season he crowned all by gaining a County Cap, no mean achievement. During his last year at the School he performed admirably the thankless task of Games Secretary. He will be remembered also for his amazing ability to balance waste-paper baskets and billiard cues on his nose and chin. (Who will forget the episode of the tray of ping-pong balls at the Prefects' Concert last Christmas?) As a dance-band enthusiast and chief prefectorial authority on the mysteries of Charing Cross Road, Yearley will long remain in the memories of his colleagues in the Upper School. He hopes to enter the Civil Service, and to that end he carries with him our most cordial good wishes.

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