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The Rafflesian 1928 Dec Vol 4 No 3

December 14, 1928. Third Term Ends.

Janu ary 14, 1929. F irst Term Begins.

Jan uary 25. Thaipusam.

F ebruary 8, 11 & 12. Chinese New Year Holidays.

March 13. Hari Raya Puasa

March 28. First Term Ends.

April 15 (or 22). Second Term Begins.


Editorial 1
School Notes . . 3
Old Boys’ Sports 6
History of Raffles Institution 7
Things We don’t expect to hear . . 10
How Wisdom faces vicissitudes . . 11
The School Fee . . 15
The Story of a Story . . 16
A cold in the head . . 18
The End of the World . . . . 20
Prefects’ Corner . . 22
Literary and Dramatic Society . . 23
School Activities :—
.. 25
House Reports . . 29
Hockey . . 32
Cricket . . 35
Football . . . . 37
Volley Ball . . 38
Swimming . . 39
. . 41
• . . 44
Front Cover
Cadets Back Cover
Office Bearers . .
Subscription form
Stalf List

Mr. J. B. NEILSON, M.C., M.A.
(G/iis. & Oxon.)

TTbe ^afflesian

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VOL. 4. DECEMBER, 1928. No. 3.


“ Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest."

Exactly what we shall be doing soon; the year is dying
and we look forward to another. In youth retrospection,
unless aided by a grumbling pedagogue or irate parent, is
not so great an influence as happy prospection. Indeed,
time is too short for retrospection. Let us then look for­
ward and proceed on to success.

' ' Ring out the false, ring in the true."

Seated here in our editorial chair, we are guilty of
letting our minds ponder on the past few years. Nor are
we dissatisfied with our achievements. The magazine now
enters its fifth year, and it has always shown progress,
though not unattended by some trouble. Let us all true
Rafflesians and friends wish it further success. There will
be changes in the coming year, for change is inevitable;
but we change for the better. That means, we need the
co-operation of the whole school, staff and boys included,
and also our past students. If they back us up, we will
do our best to satisfy them. As it is, we have in view some
changes for our next issue, and we are tempted to tell of our
plans; but that is decidedly not diplomatic.

In the school, too, there will be changes. Now that the
old Raffles Girls’ Scliool has been vacated, we have more
elbowroom. The playing-field is undergoing repairs, so
that we hope once more to hold our annual sports on our own
ground. We would suggest that a part of the extensive
ground—somewhere in the space enclosed by the laboratory,
the Raffles Flat and the old Girls’ School—be turned into
two tennis courts for the school boys. Should the grass
be found unsuitable, let us hope we may have two cement
courts, and hence do away with the problem of rolling and

By this time, the Cambridge Examinations will have
begun. We wish success to every candidate, so th a t more
laurels will be brought to the school with the newl year.
Though perhaps a little premature, it is not out of season
for us to end with wishing you


T. T. L.


A man was giving a lecture on “Honesty.”
IIe related that as a boy he saw a cart laden with melons
outside a shop and nobody about. On the spur of the
moment he stole one and darted int.o a passage.
“ I soon got my teeth into that melon,” he said, “ but
instantly a queer sensation assailed me and a shiver went
through me. At once I went back to the cart. I replaced
the melon (loud applause)—and took a ripe one.”


We very much regret th a t Mr. J. B. Neilson was not
with us from the beginning of this term. He is now acting
Inspector of Schools for Negri Sembilan. The magazine
especially feels his loss; however, we congratulate and wish
him the best of luck in his new position.

Mr. W. E. Dyer is now honorary censor to the magazine.

Mr. M. N. Campos is now on leave.

We have now taken occupation of the old Raffles Girls’
School, so th a t the Boys’ School is now less crowded. Two
new divisions of Standard Six, namely VI E & VI F, have
been added to the school from Victoria Bridge School and
Outram Road School respectively. We welcome Messrs. T.
A. Chunchie and A. C. Devaneson who are the respective
formmasters. Mr. Chunchie, it may be remembered, was
formerly a master of this Institution, and master in charge
of House VI.

Every Monday morning the school assembles in the
Hall, when notices concerning games and other school
activities are read out.

A Library has been formed for the Cambridge and
Commercial classes. Boys in these forms pay a trifling
sum of ten cents per month towards the purchase of books,
which now number about 150 volumes. The principal and
a few masters and boys have kindly presented books and
periodicals to the library, and We Would like other masters
and Old Boys to help the growth of the library.

The School Football XI played Johore English College
on October 6 and won by 6—0. On Saturday, October 20,
they played a team from Batu P ah at and w/on by 7—3.

An interesting lecture was given by Dr. Kelly on Social
IIygiene in the School Hall a t 6.45 p.m. on October 19. The
lecture was meant for the Cambridge and Commercial boys,
who turned up in almost full force.

The Hockey team, partly at its own expense, visited
Kuala Lumpur and Tanjong Malim. Four matches were
played, of which one, against Victoria Institution, was won;
the rest were lost.

A Boxing and Physical Training Class has been started
in the school. At present it consists of 15 members, but
great progress is expected in the following year,

Mr. Bishop is expected back from leave early in Decem­

Last term it was proposed to form a tennis club in the
school. The school tennis court, at present used for volley­
ball, was to be reclaimed. But there arose the question of
getting the court into ship-shape, which meant considerable
expense. Consequently the proposal was dropped. But we
hope some philantrophic gentlemen Will be ready with their

On Tuesday, October 30, H. E. the General Ofncer Com­
manding Malaya inspected the Cadet Corps of St. Joseph’s
and Raffles Institution on our ground. There was a sm art
turn out. A photograph taken on that day appears in this

Following the Hockey tour came the Football tour,
November 10— 12. Three matches were played and all

Friday, November 9, was Poppy Day for all Schools.
RafRes Institution raised more than $600, an increase of
over $100 on last year’s collection. On Armistice Day Mr.

Peall, vice the Principal, and the Head Prefect laid a wreath
on the Cenotaph in memory of past masters and OId Boys
who fell in the War.

We welcome back Mr. P. F. Howitt.

The School has bought a cinematograph projector,
Films of eductional value will be shown from time to time,
and it is hoped all boys will seize the opportunity of widen­
ing their knowledge.

A concert competition was organised. The School was
divided into two groups, the sixth and seventh standards
together and the Juniors, Seniors, Commercial, and Special
Class as one. The object was to see which class in each
group could put up the best item. In the first group the
laurels went to VII D. In the senior group Junior D came

T. T. L.


There is not much to report this term, and there has
been a lack of interest on the part of those Boys who have
just left school in sending' in their names either to the Chair­
man or to the Captains of each section of games as to the
particular games they wish to participate in, consequently it
has proved on several occasions that resort had to be ex­
pended to the Present Boys to help us.

Tennis: The court is shaping well again, and more
members should make a point of using the court. Booking
(a week in advance) can now be made on the School notice
board personally without recourse to the Captain provided
two players are Old Boys.

Football: Mr. Wan Puteh is taking great interest in
this section, and several matches have been played and the
team is now in course of reconstruction.

Hockey : We have played so fa r 4 games as follows:—
12. 9.28 vs R. I. Draw 3—3
19. 9.28 vs S. J. 0. B. A. Won4—2
3.10.28 vs Dukes No. 3 Co. Draw0—0
10.10.28 vs Dukes Lost 1—3.

C ricket: The season has now closed and we have done
cxccllently during the term.


Chairman, 0. R. A.

Sports Sub-Committee.


Ch, IV. School Administration and Finance.

The heavy title of the present chapter doubtless sug­
gests a dull discourse on facts th at are long since forgotten
and figures that now mean nothing. But it is hoped that
the reader will find otherwise. For the story of the govern­
ance of Raffles Institution and of the public generosity by
which it was enabled to survive during the critical years of
last century introduces many names that have long been
famous in Singapore life. Indeed we can almost date the
old Singapore families from their appearance 011 the sub­
scription lists of our school !

The “ Officers of the Institution” originally nominated
on Ist April, 1823, consisted of six patrons including, as
was mentioned in a previous chapter. Stamford Raffles,
William Wilberforce, and the Resident of Singapore: a Vice-
President, Dr. R. Morrison, the China m issionary: and
eighteen trustees, among whom was to be found, in addition
to the above, Alexander Laurie Johnston, whose portrait still
hangs in the school hall, and whose long service Rafflesians
should never forget. Of all these original officials A. L.
Johnston and the Resident of Singapore alone appeared in
1836, when after thirteen barren years the trustees met
to arrange, at long length, for the use of the Institution
building as a sohool. This meeting was held on 5th January
1836, and although the members present_numbered ap­
parently only two, the proceedings were of vital importance.
A new body of ten trustees was nominated, and this was
really the first active governing body of the Institution.
Some of its names have yet a familiar sound in Singapore
—Alex. Guthrie, G. D. Coleman, and Thomas Oxley (the
Secretary) to mention only a few.

The trustees now handed over the Institution building
to an external body, the Singapore Free Schools, and a
certain amount of confusion arose in the management. It
was a case of “ too many cooks.” The Singapore Free
Schools, who entered into occupation in December 1837,
had a governing body of their own. For some time, there­
fore, the Institution was managed by (1) the trustees, (2)
the committee of the Free Schools, and while C e nembers
cf these two bodies were to some extent the same, the incon­

venience of dual control was obvious. Consequently on 9th
August 1839 the schools committee made a definite transfer
of the entire management of the school to the trustees; and
as this transfer marks the real beginning of the control of
the educational policy of' Raffles Institution by the trustees
lhereof, the details are of particular interest. They ap­
peared in the Singapore Free Press on 20th August 1840 :—

‘ At a meeting of the Committee of the Singapore In-
stitution Free School, held at the Singapore Institution, on
the 9th August, 1839:—It was proposed by A. L. Johnston,
Esqre. and agreed to—That considerable inconvenience
having arisen from there being two Authorities connected
with the Singapore Institution, whose views and interests
are entirely similar in every respect: It is resolved, that
from henceforth the whole shall be vested in the Trustees
of the said Institution, and th a t the School Committee
deliver over to the said Trustees all Funds and Property
of every description over which they have hitherto exercised
any control;—and th a t the said Trustees be requested to
appoint a School Committee of a certain number of members
from their body annually.


Secy, of the Singapore Institution Free Scohol.”

From 1839 onwards, therefore, the school adm inistra­
tive list consisted of Patrons (one of whom was always the
Covernor), a President, Trustees, and a School Committee
appointed by the Trustees. Messrs. A. L. Johnston & Co.
were treasurers until 1863, after which date a Finance Com­
mittee was appointed; while the office of P r e s id e n t ( a n
honorary post always filled by the Resident Councillor of
Singapore) seems to have lapsed about 1860. But other­
wise there was little change in the form of school adminis­
tration until the end of the century.

It should perhaps be noted that the Decree of the Re­
gistrar of the Suprerne Court in 1860, mentioned previously
in connection with the school lands, declared irregular the
action of the Resident and A. L. Johnston in 1836, when
they nominated new trustees; and in a legal sense perhaps
the trustees from 1836 to 1860 were merely (as the Decree
described thein) “persc!:cj acting as trustyfcs,” and all their
acts were invalid at lav/. But th:.-'i technical point was
never pressed. The same Deci’ee, however, recom,mended a

new list of twelve trustees, and further laid down “ that the
presence of four trustees be considered a quorum for or­
dinary business, and of seven (all the twelve having been
summoned to a general meeting) for the election of a trustee
or trustees, and for other extraordinary business, or for
voting away any extraordinary disbursem ents; and th a t all
vacancies be filled up at a period not later than two months
after their taking place, in default of which such vacancies
to be filled on application to the Court of Judicature for
that purpose.”

The minutes of the meetings of the trustees through­
out last century have unfortunately to a large extent been
lost, and those which exist between 1850 and 1880 have
suffered the ravages of insects. Consequently much in­
teresting detail has disappeared. But a study of the suc­
cessive lists of trustees and school committees as they appear
year after year in the reports of the Institution shows how
deep a mark the school, despite its misfortune, made on
Singapore life. It is of course impossible to quote the lists
at length, but some of the more interesting names are here

Edw ard Boustead appears first as a trustee in 1839,
and J. Guthrie in 1843. The School Committee list in the
1854-5 Report contains the name of R. Little, th a t of 1860,
T. Dunman.

(To be continued.)

J. B. N.

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The P rin cip al: I don’t take any interest in sports and other
school activities.

Mr. Peall: I have never been to a Police Court.
Mr. Dyer: I am seldom serious in class.
Mr. Ellis: I never say that I resemble Mr. Churchill and

Carl; Ie in som.e respects.
E d ito rs: We are not “ hard up ” for contributions.
Teachers: Our schoolboys take part in the school activities

very readily.
Boys: Our teachers always admire our sportive spirits.

M. A.
(Senior B).

We would like to know the cynic who writing about a
wet day said inter alia, “ If you are caught in the rain, the
doctor’s advice must be needed, before other sickness

Who is the fcoy who wrote, “ The Prince fought and
killed the sultan three times in succession ? ”

Who is the Samson of Junior D ?

Who can teIl how much heat is required to melt the
snow in the North Pole ?



Many years ago there lived in Benares a very rich
diamond merchant by name Lebu Ram who had an only son
called Nihal Ram. Scarcely had he reached twenty-one years
of age when his father was anxious to see him married.
I h is did not sound nice to Nihal Ram’s ears as he did not
wish to be bound by the troubles of married life. Neither
could he have his own way nor refuse his old f a th e r ; so he
gave way to his fath er’s proposal. When the news spread th at
Nihal Ram wished to marry, all the women with marriage-
able daughters flocked around his mother. Besides being
rich, Nihal Ram Was also a clever young m an; therefore
he proposed to m arry the girl who could give the right
answer to his riddle. The girls consented to undergo the
test.. Cf the first who came to see him Nihal Ram asked,
“ Of the seasons of the year which is the best ? ” S.he
began to think for some time and then came to the concl i-
tIon that spring was the best, when the grass and planls
v/ere green, birds sang gaily and everyone was happy after
Ihe dreary and dull winter. When Nihal Ram heard this
he did _not approve of it and declared it to be wrong. The
next girl was brought in and the question repeated. She,
happening to be a lazy girl, replied that winter was the
best, w'hen boys and girls enjoyed their holidays at home
and had nothmg to do. She was also declared wrong and
rejected. The third who came possessed wisdom and when
the same question was put to her she replied without hesita­
tion, “ Of all the seasons not only of the year but also of
life th a t in Which a person has money is the best.” Nihal
Ram| was very pleased with the answer and agreed to
marry her. Preparations were made and the marriage
ceremony was carried out in the best possible way accord­
ing to the custom o fth e time. Lebu Ram built for his son
a house unequalled in architecture and value. The whole
family now started to spend days of joy in the new house
and we will not be far wrong if we say th at their house was
the palace of pleasure.

Just as dull night succeeds the bright day and death
follows our gay life, sorrow dashed into this happy house
all of a sudden. The cruel M aharajah of Benares happen­
ed to pass by Lebu Ram’s excellent house. He was l e f t

— 12 —

dumb when he saw the house to which his palace was
nothing m comparison. Iie immediately gave orders for
the owner’s arrest and in a moment Lebu Ram was brought
before the Maharajah. The Maharajah accused him of
building without his permission a house that in splendour
surpassed the Royal Palace. Without hearing any appeal
the cruel Prince pronounced the sentence that “ Lebu Ram
and all his family must be banished from Eenares on the
morrow without a single cent and all their property be con-
liscated to the Royal Treasury.” He left haif of his soldiers
to keep a strict watch over the house and went away.
The happy house th at was not inferoir to heaven was now
converted into a hell by sorrow, mourning and the cries of
the occupants. Nihal Ram was so much troubled th a t his
mind refused to work and he did not know w hat to do.
Although all sat hopeless, his wife, Parbeti, was thinking
hard of some means of carrying away something valuable.
She was at last rewarded for her pains, but she kept her
plan secret, and slept that night as soundly as usual. With
the cock’s crow she got up from her bed and after making
dough prepared some bread. She then went to a big safe
and brought out six diamonds of inestimable value. She
prepared three loaves of bread in each of which she put
two diamonds. AB this she completed with ease before
the day dawned. Not long after this the police chief en­
tered and ordered Lebu Ram to leave the house immediate­
ly. Each member of the family was thoroughly and
carefully searched by the police before leaving the house,
but nobody suspected the loaves of bread. Alas ! the time
came, when Lebu Ram, once the possessor of the house, had
to bid a grievous farewell. The whole family left Benares
and started on a forest track.

On and on they Walked until they came to a cool foun­
tain. There were some fru it trees around it whose cool
shade together with the refreshing water was more power­
ful in reviving the wearied traveller than the power of the
magnet for attracting steel. By this time the sun was
directly overhead and was shooting its rays with rage.

“ Let us sit here and rest a While,” said Nihal Ram’s
mother. All agreed to this proposal and started to occupy
themselves with their meal. Although the meal merely
consisted of bread and curried potatoes still it tasted better
than all the meals they had in their lives. Parbeti now
took one diamond out of a loaf and handed it to Lebu Ram
saying, “ Father, go and sell this diamond wherever you

can; its value is enough to convert a poor beggar into a
rich man.” Everyone was dumb with astonishment. Then
Lebu Ram inquired of Parbeti how she had safely brought
the precious stone. She then related the whole secret for
which she was loudly praised.

Lebu Ram now took the diamond and left his family, but
fortune had deserted him. After walking for about a mile he
came to a diamond dealer’s shop in a certain town. He asked
the shopkeeper how much he would pay for the precious
stone. The man who Was very cunning asked.Lebu Ram to
wait and went inside saying that he would have the diamond
tested by a person inside the house. After a few seconds
he came out hot with anger and threW the diamond towards
Lebu Ram saying “ Get out of mv shop immediately; what
do you think I am ? a clown with whom you can play the
fool ? Three times I have been deceived today and you
are the fourth person who ha.s come to nlay a trick upon
me. Get away a t once ! ” When Lebu Ram looked a t the
stcne he found it to be a bit of glass: the cunning shop-
keener had tricked him; but what eould be done ? He did
r ^ t know where to go and complain, for if he did no one
would believe him. If he returned home the whole family
would laugh at him and dec!are him to be a fool. For this
reason he decided not to go back, but would look for some

Hours and hours passed but his famiily waited in v a in ;
a t last they concluded that he must have met with an ac­
cident. Then Nihal Ram took another diarnond and started
on his journey. Unluckily he met the same cunning dealer,
who served him as he did Lebu Ram. Consequently Nihal
Ram resolved not to go back to his people.

As Nihal Ram also did not come back, Parbeti taking
the remaining four diamonds, wished her mother-in-law
good-bye and started for the town. She went to a tailor
and purchased a gentleman’s suit. Wearing this she did
not appear to be Parbeti any longer but a handsome young
m,an. As she had no cash ready she begged the tailor to
follow her and promised to pay him one rupee extra. Next
she went to a horse dealer and hired a fine horse. She
asked him to follow promising a rupee extra. She pre­
sented a stateiy form on horse-back in her disguise. She
then went to the diamond merchant, who happened to be
the same cunning man who had cheated her husband and
his father.

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“ Show me some of your best diam'onds,” she said. The
merchant who judged Parebti to be some very rich gentle­
man thought th a t the time to make money had come. He
ran inside and brought both the jewels he had that day
acquired by his cunning. Parbeti was astonished but she
showed no outward sign of surprise.

“ What is the price of each ? ” she asked.
“ They are very valuable, sir,” said the merchant, “ but
I will charge you only ten thousand rupees for each.”
“ Supposing I sell a diamond of the very same kind,
hoW much will you pay me ? ” inquired Parbeti.
“ Nine thousand, sir,” was the reply.
She then sold the four diamonds at the stated price and
walked out of the shop. Tlie m erchant accom!panied her
to the door and then giving a respectful bow left her. She
now paid the tailor and the horse-owner and got rid of them.
A fine house she purchased for five thousand rupees and
brought her mother-in-law from the jungle. For a woman
like Parbeti it was quite easy to find her husband and her
father-in-law through the aid of newspapers. Hence by
the cleverness of Parbeti, Lebu Ram was again able to live
happily in this world.


Senior A .'


— 15 —


It happened one day that my father went to Johore and
forgot to give me the four dollars to be paid as school fee
the next day. Now,my dear reader is to understand that
life in my class was especially h a rd ; for when one failed to
pay his school fee, he was liable to be sent to the Devil’s
Confinement (I am sorry, I mean the Detention Class) with
a to rren t of fiery words by our master. So I was in this
troubled state of mind When an idea of borrowing the re­
quired sum of money from my friend, Mr. Leo, occurred to
my mind.

Straightaway I went to him, explained to him my sad
plight and humbly entreated him1to do me a little favour
by getting me out of the present trouble. To my great dis­
appointment he told me that he was unable to comply with
my wish.

“ What is the reason, then ? ” I asked him anxiously,
“ Surely you are not without that sum of money ? ”

“ No,” replied he. “ By no means am I in want of
money. I can lend you twice or even thrice as much as
th a t petty am(ount, but I have no desire to do so for this
particular reason. Know that, 0 my friend, not long ago a
friend of mine came to borrow money of me ju st as you
do noW. Accordingly I lent him the required amount, and
he promised to return it two days after. After two days,
he came to me, and w hat do you think he said to me ? ”

“ Probably he said that he was unable to return the
money for some reason or other.”

“ Exactly ! ” said Mr. Leo. “ And accordingly he pro­
mised to pay me a few days later. A fter a few days he
failed to keep his promise again, gave me another reason
more incredible than the forn^er and told me that his father,
being told of what had been done, would bring me the money
at any time. This obviously meant that he would never
return the money to me; and he did as I anticipated. As
it was a small amount I soon forgot what had happened.
But when you come to ask me in exactly the same terms
as he did, you remind me of this unhappy incident, so that
to prevent any further trouble on my part I will never lend
xny money to any one again.”

— 16 —

I understood that any further entreaty was useless, and
so I took my leave without any more delay, reflecting on my
way home "how I would suffer the next day when I should
fail to pay my school fee.

C. S. C.

Senior A.


T hat’s rig ht ! Laugh. But why shouldn’t I have a
story as well ? Why not, when fish, mosquitoes, bits of
furniture, and a mean one cent bit are allowed to relate
their birth or no-birth, their woes and joys? Hum! Perfectly
ridiculous. I have a story and I will out with i t ; so listen
and tremble.

Like the fish I do not know( my parents. But inquisi­
tive folks have tried to trace my parentage. Some say I
was born of Gossip, others of Ignorance, and yet others of
Truth, and diverse other sources. Dear me ! it is all in­
teresting work for these well-meaning people; but I can
assure you it is not pleasant to have in an hour or less a
score of different things hurled at you accompanied with
the-words, “ Behold from whence you sprang ! ” Yet I will
not be satisfied With doubting Thomas’s theory th a t I had
no origin at all. Absurd. My very existence must give
the lie to his theory.

They tell me that in my infancy I had many nurses.
Some said an old woman nourished me and some a school­
girl ; others believed a schoolboy and a man did. However
th at may be, I know I had a large number of nurses,
ranging from the loWest to the highest of your countrymen.

Now it turned out early that I was of a mischievous
disposition. As eai'ly as in infancy, “mewling and puking,”
I bit one of my nurses and brought so much discredit on
her th at she was shunned by ail men. In my boyhood I
enjoyed nothing so much as to see one of your kind squirm
at my words. Dear me! I quite remember how in most
mild language I told the public—on no ground whatsoever,

too—that a certain hitherto considered honest tradesman
was “ not quite living up to his reputation, you know. I
cannot explain exactly how, but, my dear, even silver may be
tarnished. Oh ! I don’t mean anything particular ; but
do you not see ? The times, my dear! So worldly! what,
his reputation ? Everybody says it is above reproach; but,
I have a suspicion—oh, dear! not fair to say it, y ’know,
But I like you so mueh(which I did not, said I to myself)
th a t I must, yes, I must—er, shall we say, w arn you ? If
you were somebody else, why, no matter. But—m ark my
words, dear. You never can tell, y’know. StiIl w ater and
all that, what.” And this to a hundred people whom I
scarcely knew, or would otherwise bother my head about.
And how delighted I was when that tradesman was boy­
cotted !

At another time a Iady with a moon-struck appearance
accidently dropped her handkerchief, which was promptly
picked up by a large and red gentleman who breathed whisky
and was in every way an advertisement for friend Johnnv
Walker. That was all. And th a t I saw. But in the telling
of it I added other details and continued adding till in the
end, it appeared th at a certain lady, hearing that the large
gentleman was heir to colossal millions—to whose existence
I could not swear—had made up her mind to ensnare him.
So assuming a look indicative of much persecution she had
dropped her handkerchief, arrested the gentleman’s feel­
ings, upon which she promptly played, so much so th a t he
had sworn to take her away from an unsympathetic parent,
a cruel brother, and a callous sister; in fine, to avenge her
wrongs; promised her an asylum in his house, even his
affections. A few people would have killed me, but I said,
“ Kill me indeed ! Whoever heard of a villain of a three act
play repenting of his misdeeds or dying in the middle of Act
II ? StufF and nonsense ! ” And so I prospered, and fa t­
tened, until such unsavoury details crept into my tale that
the lady and gentleman in question were hounded from

Now I am on the look-out for imore fun. And I have
a good mind to say something about you. You’ll allow me
to stop now, while I withdraw into my room to think out
w hat I can say about you, won’t you ? Thanks ! Thanks !
I am not ungrateful, and I will invent something most sen­
sational about you.

T. T. L.

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Suggested treatment by various authors.

Mr. G. K. Chesterton : It was one of these evenings
when the voli:me of light in its very brilliance gives the im­
pression of Stygian darkness. The solitude of the vast
mud flats was given an aspect of overpopulation by the
presence of two solitary figures. The one none of his
friends could fail to recognise. The small Noah-like figure
with the incongruous umbrella could have belonged to half
a hundred Catholic priests of the usual stamp, but in this
particular case only belonged to one Catholic priest of a very
unusual s !:amp. In front of him F ather Brown descried a
large man, one of these men who you naturally think is a
respectable baker with a large family, but who usually turns
out to be a celibate bookmaker with a unenviable reputa­
tion. In his hand he held a white object. Whatever this
object might have been it appeared in the vast desolation
as'a gigantic flag of truce. Flag of truce it may have been
but the subsequent demeanour of the wielder belied its
pacific aspect. A vast detonation reverberated through the
still air.

Father Brown may have appeared foolish, but his brain
beneath that bicoru hat was working subconsciously. He
reflected that a cat full of catarrh is more dangerous than
a room full of rheum atism.....................

Montaigne—Florio’s Translation : There be few who
have not suffered from that distressing maladie, the rheum.
Suetonius in his “ Historie ” relateth that the Emperor
Augustus being anxious to hear the poet Maro recite to
him his verses, who being on th at occasion severely afflicted
with the cattarrhe when he attempted, upon the Em peror’s
asking him who was the greatest poet that ever lived, to
reply to him questioning “ Non scio, domine,” replied speak­
ing with difficulty on account of the obstruction of the nasale
passages said in fact “ Dod sgio, dobide ” which being in­
terpreted into the vernacular meaneth “ I do dot dow, by
Lord ”. The emperor then asking (and so on for about
fourteen lines with no stops and no principal verbs.)

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Lord Bacon : God Almighty created the head. The
Devil put the cold in it. Now of the catarrh there be divers
varieties, the sniffling, the coughing, the nose-blowdng, the
eye running. The sniffling maketh an unintelligible man,
the coughing a hoarse man, the nose-blowing a red-nosed
man, and the eye running a blind man.

The ancients had many remedies for the rheum. Tully
relates in his “ Epistolae ” ...................

Addison : In the company of grave personages it is
fitting to behave gravely. I remember travelling by coach
with a company of ministers returning from a Convocation.
One of them, the gravest and most im portant was afflicted
with a great cold, and as is common in afflictions of this
genus, his articulation was much impaired. Now I am of
a sympathetic nature, and accordingly I offered him a hand­
kerchief of which I always carry two, as his own appeared
quite inadequate for the duties imposed upon i t ...................

Mr. Alfred Jin g le: “ Cold in the head?—seldom with­
out one—great men—great noses—Duke of Wellington—
great man—great nose—not as great as mine—Battle of
Waterloo—story not generally known—Duke suffered from
cold—blew his nose in front of Brigade of Guards— Guards
heard it—took it for bugle blowing charge—charged the
French—won the battle.”

“ Really,” said Mr. Pickwick, producing his note-book,
“ that is a very remarkable historical circumstance.”

The bottom boy in Standard IV C : I have a cold at
my hed. It is not nice to have a cold on the head. If I
have a cold, I would have him of my had. My father have
a cold into his heid. If he had it for ten more years he
has it for fifteen year. I gets my cold because I came to
school by walking.

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Wars, floods and disasters played the funeral march for
this world of ours on its last journey to the grave. Again
after a short period of peace in 2928 the militarists took it
into their heads to change Mother Earth into a theatre of
war, a chess board for their games. The world was divided
into two sides by them, subdivided again into kings, queens,
and pawns.

Never had there been such waste and destruction, ox
human lives. By the means of new inventions war became
nothing but mere slaughter without mercy. Aeroplanes
were out of fashion, so were guns as We know them. Heli­
copters, new types of bombs of a destructive and poisonous
nature, and other death dealing weapons had come to stay.
There was not a single important place that escaped them.
New York, London, Berlin, Paris, Nanking and other im­
portant towns were simply erased from the map. Ceylon,
Singapore, and Gibraltar were but are no more.

“ Death rain. Instantaneous death. Universal death.”
Such was the description of the new discovery by a young
scientist. A new poison was discovered and perfected. If
just a ,drop of it touched a man it meant death by dissolu­
tion of his bodv into a pulp. Tons and tons of it were
manufactured. Helicopters from on high sent not the “gentle
quality of mercy ” but a rain of death. Men died to the
right and to the left. Bodies lay and rotted on the sides
of the road. Death reigned supreme every w,here.

With the perfection of the antidote to this came two
other greater agencies of death—the death ray and a
mechanical device which could fly, swim, and dive into the
earth. The signal was given of an attack from the heli­
copters. At once the death ray swept the whole sky.
Nothing told the effect of its work but a puff of smoke here
and another there. This death ray was fixed to the heli­
copters for attack on the enemy. It was directed on to
Africa. The result was th a t Africa wa,s now under the
vast expans_e of the sea. A similar attack was made on
Australia with the natural consequence that it was absolute­
ly wiped off of the globe. An attack was made on the
two American continents by the fleet of Earth-Divers, who
made use of poisonous gasses which were thought to be

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a move humane way of extirpation. The explosives were
placed under the objects, and the whole place was sent sail­
ing skywards. The whole world was nearly empty. There
was wheat but nobody to eat it. There were palaces but
no beggar to inhabit them.

These were not the only sufferings of the world. War
had left two continents, namely Asia and Europe. But
now' nature thought it was her tu rn to do something. She
started by having a display of fireworks. The whole of the
eastern half Of Asia was blown sky-high by eruptions.
Japanese islands existed, but exist no more. Java was
gone, the problem of her dense population was solved once
for all. Malaya had no more need to worry about rubber
restriction, for she also was gone.

Then nature intended to have a bath. The rain fell
and fell, and water rose and rose. No more merry England,
no more the golden fields of France, nor the lakes of Switzer­
land, or the sunny lands of Spain. The whole of Europe
was a tiny part of the mighty ocean. Asia fared a little
better for she had the “ Roof of the World ” still dry. On
it was left the last of the great hurrian race.

In glory came the world into being, in glory it took its
departure. The water at the centre of the world had be­
come very hot. After a few years when the few who were
left began to take hope, this water reached the point of
vaporisation. Bang ! off the world went into atoms. The
world was noW no more. Such hopes and such joys.

Ash to ash; from infinity hast thou come, to infinity
must thou go in the end !


Senior A.

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Thers is not much to write about the Prefects, both
School and House, in this number. Strange to say there
have been no changes among the prefects since last term.
We have the same lot, and if the majority remain in school
next year miscreants will have a hot time.

The Prefects have been allotted a new room this term.
Room 21 is now their mess-room; and the change from the
old small room is most welcome.

At the beginning of this term there was some talk
about making new badges for the School Prefects. The
school crest was selected, but the design in silver cost a
considerable sum. It was then thought th a t the badge
should be modelled on the old ones, consisting of a bar of
plain silver with the legend “ Prefect ” engraved on it.
But this was too much in the fortn of an advertisement.
So one way and another the School Prefects are without
badges, not that they should need them, for boys can now
tell who are and who are not School Prefects.

A Tennis (Doubles) Tournament has been started
among the prefects. Only four pairs could be formed. Up
to the date of w riting the matches have not all been played.
If time permits it is expected to hold a Singles match.

Among the prefects are several school first team
players, and it is rather a pity that there was no fixture for
a match between the Prefects and the RcSt. The issue
would be most interesting to watch.

T. T. L.


In spite of the very varied fare which has been provided
for the consumption of the members, few of them have
availed themselves of the feast. The society has had a few
“ gourmets.” In plain words the attendances at these meet­
ings have been ridiculous.

The absence of Senior boys has been particularly notice­
able. Any one trying to explain to a class the parable of
the Sower need not go further than the Literary and
Dramatic Society for illustrations of one of the types of
character therein depicted. As the Principal has pointed
out these debates and lectures have a definite educational

Perchance the habitual absentees feel that they cannot
possibly have anything more to learn. In which case let
them stew in their own juice until they wake up and learn
in w hat a fool’s paradise they have been living.

Having shaken ourselves free of the above host of mixed
metaphors, we will now show what the Society has been

On July 13 there was held a mock trial. The attend­
ance here was fair. The accused was charged with house-
breaking but the recriminations between counsels became
so warm that there were great hopesi th at instead of a mock
case of house breaking we might have one of assault and

However his honour spoilt our chances of some real fun
by periodically pouring oil on troubled waters.

On July 30 there was a hat debate. The prize for the
best speech was awarded to S. Meera Maideen.

Thirteen people were present on September 21 at Tan
Thoon Lip’s address on Java, and on this occasion their fate
was the opposite of that generally ascribed to that number.
Thoon Lip is to be congratulated on his effort.

On October 12 Mr. Jacobs gave us an address on “The
Public Schools of England,” which was much enjoyed by at
least nineteen boys.

On October 26 there was another h at debate in which
the house passed among others the following resolutions:—

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“ That fish do make good mothers.”
“ That the human race is fortunate in not having


Surprisingly enough the resolution “ That all masters
should be abolished ” was defeated.

Sixteen attended, but there were quite a few new
speakers which is all to the good. The following are pro­
visional fixtures for the rest of the term.

November 2. Mr. T. A. Chunchie on “ The Malays of

November 23. An Address by Mr. Menon.

In addition we are promised a full dress debate on
“ School Hours ” and a sand table demonstration of the
Battle of Blenheim by Mr. Dyer.


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House Master ............................ Mr. M. N. Campos

Assistant House M aster............Mr. T. Selvadurai

School Prefects .......................... Tan Thoon Lip

H. F. Oehlers

House Prefects .......................... Tai Yew Chai

Ong Kiew Ann.

Our house master, Mr. Campos, is at present on leave

and Mr. Selvadurai, the assistant house master, deputises

for him.

We now hold our weekly meetings in Room 17, instead
of Room 11, as the latter is occupied as the mess-room for

the Scouts.

In spite of the large number of boys in our house, com­

paratively few of them take an interest in sport, and it

often happens that the same boy has to take part in all the

games of the house. We have not adopted any coercive

measures but if this lack of interest continues it is patent
th at we should.

Volley B a ll:—We have only ten boys interested in this

game, the result being that our team is exceptionally weak

and at times has to play with one or two players short. Tai
Yew Chai has been elected captain.

H ockey:— Only thirteen boys gave in their names for

this game, but in spite of this our team is a fairly strong

one, consisting of the following: A eria; G. Ross, Yew
Chai ; A. Aziz, Oehlers (capt.), Chim Bock; S. Ross, Hudri,

Judge, Chang, and Moses. The reserves are A. Sinha and

Soo Ann. In a practice match against House 2 we defeated
them by 4 goals to nil.

Football:—This game attracted the largest number of
boys, 23 having given their names. No practice games
have been played up to the present, but judging from thepre-

sence of a few prominent members of the School F irst XI,

we can safely predict a strong team. Ismail b. H. Ali is our

IL F. 0.


Housemaster Mr. Ting Siew Choon

A ssistant H ousem aster..........Mr. Low Kong Lin
Yeow Cheng Hoe

Schcol Prefects A. K. Mallal
Ong Eng Lian

House Prefects Ang Whatt Kim
Yap Kim Swee.

At the V<rinning of this term we were deprived of the
services of M. Nathan, Ponnurajah, and Kee I ing as they

left schcol. Nathan was our senior School Prefect and
hockey captain. His departure is a sad loss to us for he
not only took part in sports and games but also encouraged
the other members to take a keen interest in the House
activities so as to uphold its esprit de corps. Popnurajah,
who Was a member of the School Hockey and Cricket XFs

has joined Raffles College. Kee Ling was the goalie of the
IIockey First XI. The departure of these boys has consider­

ably weakened our team. However, we wish them the best
of luck and success in their future careers.

This term as usual is the time of great activities—in
the classrooms and on the field. Hockey and Volley-ball are
the chief topics of conversation of all the houses.

Our Hockey team is recognised as the strongest this
season—We played House 4 and though they put up a plucky
fight were defeated by 10—0. It augurs th a t we will come
off with flying colours in the forthcoming Inter-House
League. Five of our members Muthucumaru (capt.) A.
Mallal. G. Armstrong, C. de Souza, and M. Mallal, are mem­
bers of the first team. They are also members of the School
Cricket Tearri.

The Volley-ball Inter-house League has commenced.
We succeeded in defeating House VI by 21—0 and 21— 6.
Our Volley-ball captain, Yap Kim Swee, is a gocd leader of

the game. We have as many as five first team players, and
we are assured that our team will prove the most formid­

There is no inter-house football this term', but Cheng
Hoe, our captain, and also captain of the School XI, will
readily lead our team if need be.

A. K. M.


Housemaster ....................................Mr. A. R. Dorai

A ss:stant H o u se m a ste r...................Mr. M. Menahem

School Prefects ............................... Lee Ee Ngee

Gaw Sien Khian

Abd. Karim b. Uda

House P r e f e c t s ............................... Sohan Singh

F. Chua.

The third term is always a term of great activity.
Hockey and Volley-ball are played during this term. Luck

seems to be always against us for We lost to House VI in
the- inter-house Hcckey competition.

We have at present three representatives in the School
Hockey XI, namely Abd. Karim, Sohan Singh and Lewis

both (reserves), and one in the School Football XI, Mohd.
Tamby. Our volley-ball team under the capable captaincy

of Ng Cheong Moh ought to do well in the coming inter­
house tournament.

A sports committee was formed la?t. term under Mr.
Menahem but so fa r it has not functioned.

Snecial commendation must be given to Abd. Karim,
Gaw Sien Khian Sohan Singh, Lewis and a few others for

their efforts to rnake the house win some of the inter-house

S. K. GAW.


Hbusemaster ............................... Mr. N. A. Roche

A ssistant H o u se m a ste r.............. Mr. T. E. K. Retnam

School Prefects .......................... C. ,T. Angus

Mohd. Yusof

House Prefects .......................... Yin Siew Cheng

Mohd. Yunos.

In games the House is not so strong as it used to be.

This is due to many of the old players having' left school.

It is up to the new boys to get interested in all jrames and

keep up the reputation of the House. We miss G. Oehlers,

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G. Tessensohn, Ramasamy, and V. Richards all of whom
have Ielt school. We wish them the best of luck in their
future careers.

Football:—We have a good number of useful players
in the House, and we hope to field a respectable side for
the league. There has been an interclass competition and
this has afforded good practice for the boys.

Hockey :—For the past four seasons our House has had
the strongest Hockey XI. Since 1S24 we have won the
competition three times. In 1925 there was no tourna­
ment. Now the mighty have fallen. We can hardly get
together a full side. We greatly miss G. Tessensohn who
was the mainstay of our defence. It is hoped that more
boys will get interested in the game and play for the House.
At present C. J. Angus the school captain is the only mem­
ber of the School XI in the House.

Volleij B a ll:—We have quite a number of useful players
in the House and We ought to field a good team. Yip Siew
Cheng the school captain and Mohd. Yusof another member
of the School IX are giving the boys good practice.

C. J. A.


Our Hockey XI seems to be rather strong this year. In
the Inter-House Tournament, we received a bye in the first
round, defeated House 4 in the next, and have now to meet
House 1 in the Semi-Final. We hope to keep this up and do
better next year.

,The Volley - Ball team has, however, lost many
matches. This is due to the fact that we cannot raise a
team, and at every game only half the team turns up. We
hope more enthusiasm will be shown in this game, in the

With regard to football, we have a strong eleven, and
hope to finish high in the forthcoming inter-house league.



We commenced the season with a meeting in the Hall
on September 4. Mr. Dyer took the chair and the following
were elected office-bearers: Angus, cap tain ; A. Mallal and
H. Oehlers re-elected vice-captain and secretary respective­
ly ; and Fos and Muthucumaru are on the committee.

The members of the School XI who left last term a r e :
Tessensohn, captain of the XI, Ho Kee Ling and Pon-

The School XI now consists of the following: Aeria;
Muthucumaru, Angus; de Souza, Oehlers, Fox; Karim,
M. Mallal, Armstrong, A. Mallalj Rashid. The reserves
are Sohan Singh and Lewis.

Our first match was played on September 10 against
the Rest of the School Which included Mr. Shaw, Mr. Scott,
Mr. Dyer and Mr. HoWitt. We defeated them by 3 goals
to nil.

Our second, against the 0. R. A., was played on Septem­
ber 12. We drew with them 3 all, our scorers being A rm ­
strong, A. Mallal and Oehlers.

We lost our third match against the S. R. C. on Septem­
ber 17 by 2 goa!s to 3. The match was played away, and
it was quite evident th at t.he large field was much to our
liking. Seldom have we seen our forwards to better a d ­
vantage and A rm strong’s goal which was the outcome of
a solo movement was really good. The other goal was
scored by M. Mallal.

We dreW with the R. A. M. C. one goal all in our fourth
match on September 20. Our goal was scored by A rm ­

On September 27 an interesting game was played be­
tween the Cadets and the Rest, the game ending in a win for
the former by 2 to nil. The Cadets have quite a strong
team, no less than seven first team players being included.

In our fifth match, played on October 1, we defeated
the M. T. A. by 3— 1. Our scorers were Armstrong (2)
and M. Mallal.

Our sixth match was played against the M. C. U. on
October 4. We were defeated by 4 goals to 2, both our
goals being scored by M. Mallal.

On October 8 we defeated the S. J. 0. B. A. in our
seventh match by the oniy goal scored. It was a vigorous
game and the exchanges were fairly even. M. Mallal scor­
ed our goal.

Then came our trip to Kuala Lumpur where we played
four m,atches in succession, winning one and losing three.

Hockey at Kuala Lumpur.

vs Victoria Institution. This match was played on
Friday, 19 October on the V. I. ground. Quite a large
number of school boys turned up to watch the match.

The principal and a few masters of V. I. together with
Mr. Ellis, who came up with us, were also present.

The game started at a fast pace, and our forwardS im­
mediately attacked the V. I. goal. A good clearance by one
of their backs, however, relieved the situation. V. I. attack­
ed but were easily repulsed by our full backs who were in
fine form. Never did the V. I. forwards prove a dangerous
lot and only once did they come within scoring distance.

After ten minutes’ play the rain came down in full
force, but in spite of this our forwards kept combining well.
Armstrong began scoring without much difficulty and soon
we were five goals up. M. Mallal scored the last goal a
few minutes before time. V. I. were thus defeated by 6
goals to nil.

Our team consisted of the following:— A eria; Muthu-
cumaru, Angus; de Souza, Oehlers, Fox; Karim, M. Mallal,
Armstrong, A. Mallal, and Rashid.

vs St. John’s Institution. We played St. John’s In­
stitution on the following day, Saturday ,on the Y.M.C.A.
ground. The ground was exceedingly slippery after the
rain of the previous day.

Fox, who was hurt in our first match, was unable to
play, so Lewis played at right half and de Souza at left.
St. John’s XI included three masters one of whom at centre
half proved a great stumbling block to our forwards.

The game started with our forwards attacking the St.
John’s goal. Armstrong was presented with a golden op­
portunity, but he failed to take advantage of it, shooting
over the bar. St. John’s immediately retaliated and a shot
from the centre-forward was stopped but our goal-keeper
failed to clear, and the centre-forward quickly netted the
ball. Soon after they scored again and half-time arrived

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with the score 2—0 in their favour. We re-arranged our
team in the second half, and we were unlucky not to have
scored as we pressed for the most part of the half. The
score remained unchanged at the end of the game.

On Sunday we travelled to Tanjong Malim to play the
Sultan Idris Training College. Here again we encountered
plenty of rain, the result being th a t we almost cancelled our
game. However, we began at about 5.40 p.m. playing on
a very wet and slippery ground. Our forwards w'ere the
lirst to attack and though they came within shooting dis­
tance, they were unable to score. The college forwards at­
tacked and sent the ball into a pool just before the goal.
A melee followed, and the ball was netted amidst thunderous
cheers from the students who had turned up in full force.
The second goal was scored in similar fashion.

Play af!er half time was not productive of good hockey,
on account of the failing light and drizzle. Our forwards
made determined efforts to score, but the college defenders,
especially the full backs, were in fineform . Just before
time the college scored again, thus winning'by 3 goals to nil.

On Monday morning we returned to Kuala Lumpur
and in the evening played the Y. M. C. A. which is supposed
to have one of the strongest teams in K. L. The fact th a t
they were only able to score 2 goals against us speaks well
for our team. We seemed to have recovered the form
which we showed against V. I. in spite of the game being
the fourth one in succession. This was the only game played
on a dry ground which is best suited to us, and we were
unlucky not to have scored, as shots from our forwards
either just grazed the outside of the goal-posts or hit them
and rebounded in to play.

All of us thoroughly enjoyed the trip, especially our
stay at Tanjong Malim and we look forward to the next
which we hope is not very fa r off.


Hon. Secretary.


A review of the season shows that out of the 8 matches
played, 2 were won, 2 drawn, while the remainder were lost.
A very poor performance. We hope for a better season
next year. We have lost the services of our Captain, G. A.
Tessensohn. Besides being a good wicket-keeper, he was
quite a useful bat, and his absence, especially behind the
sticks, will be severely felt next season.

During the Mid summer Holidays the V. I. team visited
Singapore. We played them on the S. R. C. ground, kindly
loaned for the occasion, and defeated them by 37 runs, on
the first innings. We did not bat in the second innings
Appended are the scores:—

Batsman How Out Bowler Total

D. C. D’Cotta Run Out 17.
G. B. Armstrong 17.
K. Muthucumaru bowled Lall Singh 25.
R. C. Oehlers 0.
A. H. Fox do do 0.
C. J. Angus 13.
H. F. Oehlers do do 13.
C. de Souza 0.
R. Lewis do do 3.
W. Singh 11.
M. A. Mallal st. Ismail Lall Singh 0.

bowled Eberwein L

bowled Lall Singh 106

ct. De Jong Eberwein

ct. Moh Hon Lall Singh

Not Out



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Lall Singh 7 for 56, Eberwein 2 for 20.
V. I. Is t Innings.

Batsman How Out Bowler Total

Mahluddin ct. Mallal Fox 4.
Ponnapalam 4.
Lall Singh bowded Fox 45.
J. A. Eberwein 4.
E. ^ zelman ct. JVluthu D' Souza 0.
Arasu 1.
Ismail 1. b. w. Muthu 0.
Moh Hon 0.
bowled Muthu 2.
Eric de Jong 0.
Bahuddin bowled D’ Souza 2.
J . ___
Mohd Din ct. Armstrong D’ Souza
1. b. w. D’ Souza

ct. Armstrong Angus

bowled Angus

Not Out


Total ...


Muthu 2 for 10, Fox 2 for 24, D’Souza 4 for 13.
Angus 2 for 15.

V. I. 2nd Innings.

Batsman How Out Bowler Total

Lall Singh ct. Lewis Fox 59.
J. A. Eberwein 0.
Moh Hon bowled D’ Cotta 0.
Arasa 6.
bowled D’ Cotta 0.
E. Yzelman 0.
Ismail bowled D’ Cotta 9.
Ponnapalam 0.
Mahluddin bowled D’ Cotta 6.
Baluddin 0.
E. de Jong bowled D’ Cotta 0.
Molid Din 2.
Not Out
bowled D’ Cotta

ct. H. Oehlers Fox

bowled D’ Cotta

bowled D’ Cotta



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D’Cotta 8 for 42. Fox, 2 for 20.

The folowing are the averages, of the Batting and
Bowling for the Season.

Batsman No. of Tiiriea Most in Totai Average

IMni Ji os Tiot Out In nings 103 20. 6.

1. D. 0 . D’ Cotta 5 _* 39 111 13.87.
2. K. Muthucumaru — 45 13.80.
3. G. B. Armstrong 8 i 19* 69 9.83.
3 19* 59 9.00.
4. W. Singh 6 — 24 72 7 60.
5. H. F. Oehlers 9 38
6. A. P. Rajah 8 — 12 6.00.
7. C. E. de Souza 5 12
8. C. J. Angus 4 27 5.66.
6 — 13 34 5.66.
R. Lewis 3 — 14 17 4.85.
9. G.A.Tessensohn —■ 13 34 3.00.
10. 0. C. Aeria 7 —4 12 3.00.
4 13 6 1.50.
A. K. Mallal 3 13 6
II. M. A. Mallal 5 ---- 2 2 .28.
12. A. H. Fox

Bowler Overs Maidens Run Wickets Average

1. D C. D’Cotta 21.3. 8 73 15 4.86.

2. K.M uthucmnaru 75.1. 11 193 25 7.7¾.
313. 5 89 11 8.09.
3. 0. J. Angus 52 10 134 13 10.30.

4. A. H. Fox 30 — 110 9 12.22.

5. C. E. de Souza 39 2 106 6 17.66.

6. A. P. Rajah


We have had a busy season this term. We have played
14 matches of which 11 were won, 2 lost and 1 drawn. A
complete list of results and fu rth er fixtures is given below.

By the end of last term several members on the Football
Committee had left school and in addition Mr. J. B. Neilson,
who was in charge of football, was transferred to Negri
Sembilan. Hence it was found necessary to elect a new
committee. The following form the present committee:—
Mr. F. L. Chaw, Mr. E. A. H. Ellis Mr. T. E. K. Retnam,
Yeow Cheng Hoe (Capt.), Chia Tiong Ban (vice-capt.)
Ismail b. H. Ali and Mohd. Nor.

We decided to run a class competition on the knock-out
system, boys in the school F irst and Second Elevens being
ineligible to compete. This would give opportunities for a
greater number of boys to play football and would also
enable the committee to discover new talent. We have had
to put off the running of the House League to next t,erm
owing to want of time. Inclement weather has interfered
with the smooth running of the Class Comnetition but we
hope to see the final game before the end of the term.

We were rather fortunate in being able to play the
Batu Pahat English School on our ground. This is the
first time that Batu Pahat has played us here. A return
game on their ground has been fixed for November 17th.
We sincerelv hope that these games will in due course evolve
into annual fixtures.

Our visit to Kuala Lumpur has been another departure
from the old order. We were able to play the St. John’s In­
stitution, the Methodist Bo^s’ School and the Sultan Idris
Training College, Tanjong Malim. We could not play the
Victoria Institution owing to their objection to Sunday
games. Our thanks are due to Mr. E. A. H. Ellis, without
whose efforts our tour would not have materialised.

It is rather strange th at we have not thus fa r introduc­
ed anv permanent system of awarding colours to deserving
candidates in our various sports activities. Such a system
would be a sreat incentive to aspiring candidates and a
means as well of inspiring ,love and attachm ent to the Alma
Mater when school days are over.

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We are nearing the end of a very successful season an£
it would be hardly fair to conclude our report without ex­
pressing our gratitude Io our acting Principal whose keen
interest in all branches of sport and in football in particular
has been the main spring of our successes.

T, E. K. R.


Date Opponents Result.

Sept. 7. vs. Old Rafflesians Lost 4-2
Oct. 28. vs. Chong Oheng 0. B. A. Won 5-0

M 6. ,, English College Johore Won 6-0
Nov. 20. „ Batu Pahat English School Won 7-3
M 26. „ S. 0. 0. 2nd Eleven Won 4-0

11 3. „ Merrilads Drawn 2-2

11 10. „ St. John’s Institution K. Lumpur Won 4-0

Dec. 11. „ Sultan Idris Training College, Won 4-1

T. Malim.

12. ,, Methodist Boys’ School Won 4-l_

K. Lumpur.

17. „ Batu Pahat English School Lost 3-1

21. „ S.C.F.A. 2nd Eleven

22. ., Anglo-Chinese School, Penang


Date Opponents Results

Sept. 14. vs. Hangoon Road School Won 9-0
Lost 5-1
„ 18. vs- Victoria Bridge School Won
Oct. 2. vs. St. Andrews’ School 2-1
9. vs. Gan Eng Seng’s School Won
„ 6. „ Outrani Road School Won 7-0
Nov. 20. ,, St. Andrews’ School Won 7-1
23. „ Gan Eng Seng’s School 7-0
,, 27. „ Outram Road School

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The Volley Ball courts have been very busy during this
term. Roughly sixty boys have been showing keen interest
in the game. _Several matches were played with outside

teams and an inter-house knock out competition was held
at the close of the term. The Finalists in the Competition
are House 4 and House 3. A Very interesting game is ex­
pected between these houses and both contain good players.
The result of the matches with outside teams were not

always satisfactory—especially those against the Chinese
schools—since those schools specialise in Volley Ball. Re­

sults of Matches and of the Inter-House Competition are
given below:—

A gainst Chong Cheng Old Boys’ Association Beaten 4-21, 11-21

do. 2nd team D raw 21rl6, 12-21
(As it was dark
3rd game was not

Normal Class Students Won 21- 4, 21-13
Yuen Ching School Beaten 15-21, 9-21
Chinese High School B eaten 13-21, 10-21


Ist Round House 3 beat House 6 21- 0, 21- 6
2nd Round House 4 beat House 5 21- 9,
House 3 beat House 1 21- 2, 21-17
House 4 beat House 2 21-11, 21- 6

F in al between House 4 and House 3.

K. M. R. M.

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Swimming was resumed at the beginning of this term
with the usual zeal and keenness.

As there was no Preliminary Test at the end of last
term, owing to insufficient training, the same class con­
tinued to attend the Pool; but it was a small class and other
Non-swimmers were allowed to join, making a total of 35,

These new-comers have acquitted themselves well, for
although they have not been very long in the class, they have
shown great promise in being able to qualify themselves for
the test at the end of this Term, along with the “ older ”
members of the class.

It is a source of satisfaction to note that the conduct of
our boys has been “ splendid ” throughout, and there is no
cause for complaint in this direction.

The attendance is fair, though on wet days it is usually
small, as most cf the boys fmd the w ater too cold for them.

Lately owing to the Drawing Class in the afternoon for
“ Cambridge ” boys, and other reasons, several boys have
withdrawn, and the number in the class-at present is 27.

At the time of writing there have been 7 regular week­
ly meetings at the Pool, and it will be noted with satisfaction
that Swimming this terrn has been regular; so fa r the Pool
has been closed only once.

As the Y. M. C. A. is solely concerned with the training
of Non-swimmers, it is unlikely that the other class—the
Life-Saving Class—will be resumed in the near future,
unless a “move” is made to procure a qualified teacher for
that class.

R. K. S.

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There is much to record since the last magazine ap­

The first event of importance was our Camp at the

S.V.C. camping ground a t Siglap, which will be an annual

affair. Many of us wish we could have one every holidays!

We had originally intended to go during the last three

days of the term, and practically every boy volunteered to

attend. Unfortunately our C. 0. fell ill and the Camp was

postponed for a fortnight, and this meant th at many boys

could not attend. However, thirty stalwarts turned up,

and a very enjoyable and profitable three days were spent.

The work was hard and the hours long, but the energy

shown appeared inexhaustible. Games and swimming filled

up the leisure hours. Few of us will forget the appearance

of a certain venerable and respected member on the beach

in a red bathing cap. We tru s t th a t our official cinemato­

grapher recorded it !

The programme of work was very interesting. R. S. M.

Imm showed us that what affords complete cover from view

for one section commander, totally fails to conceal a certain

prominent part of the anatomy of another !

Captain D. C. McLeod of the Scottish Company S. V. C.

Show1Od us how to conduct an attack.

Two tables, makan and sand, were however the great

attractions, and even the call of the former was unable to

detach the cadets from the latter.

Our thanks are due to Lt. Col. Grove-White, D.s.o.,

S.O.L.F., Captain Chatterton, M.c., A djutant S. V. C. a n d

R. S. M. Imm for their demonstrations.

We had also the valuable assistance of Captain Pierce,

late O.C.A.C.S. Cadets, Penang, w h o s e presence for two days

greatly lightened the burden on the C. 0.

The next great event was the Empire Test. Eight boys

qualified as first class shots, and thirteen as second class.

The scores of the first three boys Were excellent. The first

class shots were— (Highest possible score, 120.)

Cpl. Chia Boon Kang 109 L/Cpl. Kwang Kim Tang 97

Cadet Seah Peng Ann108 Cadet Lim Tee K iat 93

Cpl. Fox 103 Cadet Sohan Singh 93

Cadet Ebata 99 L,/Cpl. Gaw Sien Khian 92

On the 17th October a competition was held to see

which section had learned their work best during the year.

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The examining officers were Major Robertson, S. V. C.,
Captain Saville, M.C., A.S.O.L.F. and Captain Chatterton,M.C.
The winners were Section 4 under Cpl. Chia Boon Kang,
who is to be congratulated. He had by far the largest
section and it was largely owing to his handling of it that
they pulled it off. Only 13 marks separated the first section
from the last, so all did well. In addressing the Cadets
Major Robertson congratulated them on their performance,
and said that he was particularly impressed with the way
section commanders commanded their sections. This is as
it should be.

The last and greatest day of the year was October 30th.
This was the annual inspection and was more thanusually
remarkable for two reasons, first that the inspection was
held by H. E. the General Officer Commanding Malaya, and
second, th a t the Cadets of St. Joseph’s Institution were
inspected on our ground at the same time. We trust that
we will have more combined work with them.

His Excellency, addressing the two Corps, expressed
his satisfaction with what he had seen. He emphasised the
importance of turn out, and explained how Cadet work
developes self respect and a sense of discipline. Presence
a t the annual inspection is the last condition of efficiency.
29 boys, over 50% of the platoon, are efficient, a very good

Well, our year is over, and we can look back upon it

with satisfaction. We have got rid of our black sheep, and
the rest are as keen as mustard.

What about next year ? First and foremost we want
more Cadets. A big school like this should be able to raise
a full company. Boys do not yet know w hat can be learned
from Cadet Training ; self control through steadiness on
parade and being under discipline, a sense of responsibility
and power of command in the Non-commissioned ranks,
quickness of decision in the problems presented in the field,
all valuable assets in after life.

Is it interesting? Ask any Cadet. So let us see re­
cruits rolling up for next year.

No boys were put up this year for the proficiency badge,
the highest distinction a Cadet can obtain. There are now
half a dozen boys who could be trained for it. We have
our own sand table, and rumour has it th at we may get
next year even more of the valuable help we have had in
this. Let us hope th at at the next inspection we shall see
several of our N. C. O’s. wearing the red star.

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SPORTS CLVB. .The Principal
Mr. G. T. Peall.
President .........
Hon. Secretary.


Football Mr. E. A. H. Ellis. . . .Capt. Yeow Cheng Hoe

Hockey Mi'. W. E. Dyer ............ Capt. C. J. Angus

Cricket Mr. C. E. H. Jacobs. .. Capt. A. H. Fox

Volley-ball Mr. K. M. R. Menon .Capt. Yip Siew Cheng.

Badminton r

Tennis I,JM. r. C. E. H. Jacobs

Ground v

Swimming Mr. Seah Seng Kang.


President ...........................................................The Principal
Vice-president ................................................... Lee Ee Ngee
Boxing M a s te r ...................................Mr. H. N. Balhetchet
A ssista n t Boxing M a s te r ............ Mohd. Yusof.
Physical Instru cto r .....................A. H. Fox


Literary & Dramatic Society.

President ........................................................... The P rincipal
Chairman ......................................................Mr. C. A. Scott
Vice-chairman ...............................................T an Thoon Lip
Hon. Sec. & T r e a s u r e r .....................Mr. J. A. Dorai F a j
Committee Members ......................Mr. K. M. R. Menon

Mr. M. Menahem
Lee Ee Ngee
Ong Eng Lian
C. J. Angus.
Scientific & Photographic.

Chairman .......................... .. . Mr. C. E. H. Jacobs.

LIBRARY. Tan Thoon Lip.
I n charge .............


Editorial Staff .

Hon. C e n s o r ......... Mr. W. E. Dyer
E ditors ................. .Tan Thoon Lip
Lee Ee Ngee.


D istrict Scoutm aster ......................Mr. E. A. H. Ellis

Scoutm aster ...................................... Mr. H. G allagher

Troop Leader ............................Mr. M. Menahem.

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Section I : Commander ..........Mr. H. GalIagher

Asst. Scoutmasters . Mr. J. A. Dorai Raj
Mr. Mulla Singh

Senior Patrol Leaders.Tai Yew Chai

S. Menahem

Patrol Leaders .............Abdul Karirn
Chan Chon Hoe
Wee Eng Hong
Low Cheng Siah
Nai Seng Hiang

Street, H. V.
Low Jwee Yeow
Ng Swee Woon.

Section II: Commander .........Mr. E. A. H. Ellis
A sst. S co u tm a sters.■ . Mr. Ciiua Kok Cheng
Mr. Kee Yew Hock

Senior Patrol Leaders ■Abdul Kader
Clunies-Ross, G.

P atrol L ea d ers........... ■ Ho Kee Ling
Lim Sed Kim
Ong Eng Lian
H ud ri b. Ahmad
Shaik Hussein .

Shaik Mohd. Ally.

Ofjicer Commayiding .......................Capt. C. A. Seott, M.C.
Platoon Conunander No. I .............. C. S. M. Mohd. Yusof b. IshaK.

Section I : Commander ..........L /S g t. Abd. Rashid
Asst. Com manrfer..L/Cpl. H. Jamil

„ I I: Commander ..............Cpl. A. Desker

Asst. Commander..L/Cpl. Yahya

„ I I I :Commander ..............Sgt. 0. V. W ait

Asst. C om m ander..L/Cpl. A. K. Mallal

„ I V :Commander ..............L /C pl. Lim Tee K iat
Asst. Commander.. L/Cpl. Joseph Chang

Platoon Commander No. I I .......... C. Q. M, S. .Chia Boon K ang

Section V : Commander ..........Cpl. Gaw Sien K hian
Asst. Com m ander..L/C pl. Yip Siew Cheng

„ V I: Commander ..............Sgt. A. Fox

Asst. Comma:ider..h/Cpl. Sohan Singh

„ V I I : Commander ..........Cpl. Ism ail b. H. Ali
A sst. C om m ander.. L /C pl. M. Ali b. H ashim

„ V II I : Commander ..........Cpl. K w ang Kim T ang

Asst. Commander.. L/Cpl. Seah Peng Ann.

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1. Senior P r e fe c t..........................T an Thoon Lip House 1

2. Second .Lee Ee Ngee 4

3. School .C. J. Angus .

4. tt tt ............. . .. .A. H. F ox ........................ „ 2
5. . .. . H. F. Oehlers ................. „ 1

6. tt tt ............. . . . . A. K. Mallal ................... „ 3

7. tt tt ............. . .. . Mohd. Yusof ................... „ 5
8, . . . .Yeow Cheng H o e ........... „ 3

9. » tt ............. . . . . Ong E n g L ian ............... „ 3

10. tt tt ............. . . . . Ong Swee Hock ........... „ 2

11. t t tt ............. . . . . Gaw Sien Kliian ........... „ 4
12. tt tt ............. . . . Abd. K arim b. U da . . . . „ 4

Housc M aster-in-charge House Prefects

1. Mr. T. Selvadurai Tai Yew Chai & Ong Kiew Ann
Seih Peng Liap &Kwang Kim Tang
OO2.. Mr. C. A. Peterson A ng W h a tt Kim & Yap ICim Swee
Mr. Ting Siew Choon
Sohan Singh & F. Chua
4. Mr. A. R. Dorai Yip Siew Chong & Yunos b.

5. Mr. N. A. Rcche [Abdullah

6. Mr. H. N. Balhetchet D. C. D’Cotta & Abd. Rashid.

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