School; Valete

Valete - 1935

Valete 1935

R.O. Lane (1929-35; Captain of Morris House, 1933-35; Football Colours, 1933; Captain of Football, 1934; Cricket Colours, 1933, Captain of Cricket,, 1934; Athletics Colours, 1934). There are three respects in which a boy can be an asset to his School, to be good at his work, to be good at sports, and to have a fine personality. R.O. Lane was one of the best all-rounders at sports the School has ever had; he excelled in football, in cricket, in athletics, in gymnastics. He was a good knew him at School could forget his conscientiousness "jolly good fellow." Even supposing that those who knew him at School could forget his conscientiousness and his never-failing sympathy, it is certain that they would remember him for his modesty and for the unassuming eagerness with which he undertook and discharged the most thankless of task's.' As sportsman, as scholar, as a personality, Lane was a credit to the School, and we are sorry to lose him. He left School this term for a post in the Foreign Office.

VI Lit.: A.F. Bishop, R.S. Clapp, D.G. How (Swimming Captain, 1933-34), E.G. Hughes, R.W. King, E.G. W, Lewis, E.G. Lowton.

VI Sci.: E.Coton

Our best wishes go with tht~ following boys, who have n to
left School since the last issue of the Ma vian appeared: VI Lit.: N. P. Astins
VI Sci.: V. C. Cosier, F. A. Ireland, L. J. T'rapp
V a: S. W. Adams, V. G. Brown, C. W. Powell (Monitor) IV b: M. C. Garnish, D. Garrick
III L: D. G. English II s: A. Ma.rriot
I c: B. C. Cook
The following Prefects will be leaving at the end of this term:

R. A. Dubock (1927-35; Prefect, 19'33-35; Librarian, 1933-35; Debating Society Committee, 1933-34; Dramatic Society Secretary, 1934-35)
To many the School will seem strange without Dubock. It is difficult to believe that, he is at last to be divorced from his familiar environment of Library cards, his piles of junk in the Prefects' Room, his collection of nondescript gymnasium clothing. It is no less difficult to realise that he will never again be married, murdered, or otherwise raised above the ordinary run of Monovians in productions of the School Dramatic Society. Those who are left will miss his sprightly performances at tennis and badminton; they will miss too his plaintive look, his resonant voice essaying songs that lend themselves unwillingly to resonance, his angular figure wandering about half-naked in the summer months. But to those of us who know him best, Dubock will continue to be more than an actor and an institution. He will indeed live as something more in the pages of the Monovian, in his pensive and delicately fanciful articles. We wish him every success at London University

D. W. Field (1929-35; Captain of Mallinson House, 1934-35 League of Nations Union Committee, 1935; Games Secretary, 1933-35; Football Colours, 1933; Cricket Colours, 1934; Captain of Tennis, 1935)
Field was the best type of sportsman. One cannot think of his achievements in cricket, football, tennis, and athletic without remembering also the personality that lay behind them and enjoyed them without any feeling of partisanship or of self-seeking. Field was always popular, but his well-balanced sense of humour always prevented popularity from making him less sympathetic to the interests and the claims of others. The School will be sorry to lose him.

K. Lloyd (1926-35; Prefect, 1933-35; Debating Society Chairman, 1933-34; Photographic Society Secretary, 1933-35)
Lloyd, who sat for an examination at Cambridge in March, was awarded an Open Exhibition in Modern Languages (value £40 per annum) at Pembroke College.
Lloyd always avoided the limelight. The efficiency and the quiet enthusiasm with which he carried out his duties, the exemplary thoroughness of his service to the School, his rare conscientiousness, and above all his modesty will remain in our memories when Lloyd himself goes to Cambridge to continue his study of Modern Languages.

E.E.W.S. Thompson (1928-35; Prefect 1933-35; Captain of Higham House, 1933-35; Christian Union Secretary, 1933-35; League of Nations Union Treasurer, 1935; School Orchestra 1928-35; Athletics Colours, 1934 and 1935; Athletics Captain, 1935)
When nobody else could be found to undertake an irksome treasurership, or to do an odd job that required a great deal of patience, or to write an article for the Monovian, Thompson showed what a good friend a friend in need can be. When other people were enjoying themselves, often he would be quietly performing some thankless but necessary task in an obscure corner. His patience and his industry made possible his brilliant successes when he was called upon to play a leading part. Thompson was not only a good athlete, but a good organiser and a good debater. These accomplishments will certainly be of value to him at King's College.

H. Shapiro (1929-35; Prefect, 1933-35; Laboratory Prefect, 1933-35)
Although he has occupied few leading positions, Shapiro has done quite a lot for the School. As presiding genius in the laboratories and at the stage switchboard he has worked in obscurity, often unnoticed. In the Prefects' Room his modest humour could not fail to make him popular. Those who will miss him when he leaves School will miss him a great deal.

P.A. Timberlake (1928-35; Editor of the Monovian, 1933-35; Debating Society Secretary, 1932-34, President, 1934; League of Nations Union Committee, 1935; School Orchestra, 1928-35, Secretary, 1932-35)
As one of our best debaters and one of our leading musicians, he has done great deal for the School; but his work as Editor of the School Magazine has outshone his other many achievements In losing such a valuable Prefect, we are also losing the most virile Editor the Monovian has ever had. His active ingenuity has been at work from the very moment he became Editor, with the result that the Monovian has made greater progress during the last two years than even the most sanguine of optimists would have dared to predict. Timberlake has played a noble part in the adventures of the Prefects, who soon realised that his skill in breaking windows was as effective as their own. And who could forget the austere conductor of the Prefects' "Choir" or the Sheriff in the pedal motor? All his accomplishments are qualifications for becoming a successful undergraduate, and we wish him every success in his career at Oxford.
D.R.V.

D. R. Vicary (1926-35; Prefect, 1933-35; Captain of the School, Secretary 1933-35; Captain of Allpass House, 1933-35, of General Committee of the School, 1933-35; Stamp Club Secretary, 1932-33; League of Nations Union Secretary, 1935; Athletics Colours, 1933; Cross Country Captain, 1934-35)
Vicary, the School Captain, on the result of an examination held last December, was awarded an Open Millard Scholarship in Natural Science (value £80 per annum), tenable at Trinity College, Oxford.
Vicary, during the latter part of his time at the School, has truly been a "man of many parts." Of him it can be said without exaggeration that he distinguished himself in every department of School activity. His athletic achievements, his administrative ability and his gift for organising, his ability at public speaking, his outstanding academic accomplishments, all these are deservedly well-known; to recollect any of them is to dwell on the great loss that Vicary will be to the VIth Form and to the School as a whole. His wide interests, as well as his executive energy and his powers of concentration have been an inspiration to many who have came into close contact with him; only those who have can know his true worth and the magnitude of his service to the School. No Captain has led the School more ably than Vicary. Much could be written, and profitably of the excellence of his example, for he gave unsparingly of his best in every sphere of effort. But this is not a biography; we must content ourselves with wishing him every happiness in his career at Oxford.

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