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OLD SCHOLARS' REUNION.

SCHOLARSHIP TO BE FOUNDED.

The fourth reunion of old scholars of Mr. John L Young's Adelaide Educational Institution was held at Mrs. Cowan's rooms, Gawler Chambers, North terrace, on Monday evening when Mr. Harry Bickford presided over a large attendance. After the "Song of Australia" had been heartily sung the Chairman submitted the loyal toast.

The secretary (Mr E. S. Hughes) announced that Dr J. C. Verco recently promised £100 towards the scholarship fund if three or four

others would give a similar amount, or a greater   number give a less sum to make £500. Mr. Peter Wood had promised to give £30, and pos- sibly more, and several smaller sums had been received or promised. He had no doubt that the £500 would be forthcoming.    

The Chairman, in giving the toast of "The old     scholars of the Adelaide Educational Institution," gave a brief sketch of the school. In 1850 with   Mr Young he went to England via the Cape and   St. Helena. He thought that island would be a good place to send the Kaiser (Voices-"Too

good") He had never spent a happier time in     his life than the weeks he was with Mr Young   on board the good ship Orient. In London Mr. Young showed him St Paul's Cathedral and West-

minster Abbey, but the most charming sight he   witnessed was a Punch and Judy show, although   Mr Young was greatly shocked that he should   express more gratification at seeing a street show than at looking over the great cathedrals. The

place where they were meeting that night was on     the site of the old school in the early days. One thing that impressed him most about Mr. Young as he looked backward to his school days was his kindness. He still remembered the interesting lessons he used to give them in political economy.

(Applause)    

Mr. W. Herbert Phillipps, in giving some remin-

iscenecs of the school said he still remembered  

the wonderful manner Mr. Young had of interest-  

ing the boys in the lessons he imparted. He was     sure this was largely responsible for the important part played in the State in politics and commerce

and public work by the old students of the  

school. He had been impressed with the diffi-    

culty experienced in connection with some of the     public institutions he belonged to in getting   younger men to take the places of the older men     who were dropping out of them.

Dr. Harrold said he was at the school when it    

closed. It was then housed at Parkside. What-   ever knowledge he possessed he owed to Mr.     Young. At school he took an interest in che- mistry, and used sometimes to conduct experi-   ments at home and elsewhere. The result of one  

of these was a serious explosion.      

Mr. E. S. Hughes said Young-street, Parkside  

was called after the principal of the school, al-   though in the early days the street did not go   through from road to road, and was called     Young's-lane.         Messrs. J. W Partridge and J. P. Roberts also gave reminiscences. Mr. E. Sims contributed a

song, and Mr. F. Johnson and Mr.F. W. Sims    

rendered elocutionary items.      

The memory of Mr. Young was honored in   silence, and the chairman said he was the kindest     man he had ever known. Messrs. A. L. Young  

and Lincoln Young (sons of the late Mr. J. L.  

Young) gratefully thanked those present for the       appreciative references made to their father.      

Mr. F. W. Bullock (treasurer of the University  

scholarship fund) presented the balance-sheet,     which showed that the amount in hand was £462(?)    

15 . At the date of the last social it was £418.   When the bequest of £200 under the will of the   late Mr. J. H. Finlayson was available, it would have to bo put into a separate fund, as it was   to found a scholarship in political economy. He  

thought, however, that with the consent of the   executors of the will, it might be possible to     get an order of the Supreme Court authorising     them to amalgamate the bequest with the exist-    

ing fund. If that could be done there would be     but little difficulty in bringing the amount to     £1,000.      

Mr F. G. Scammell said he did not think there was any probability of obtaining the consent of the Supreme Court to an alteration in the object of the bequest. It was thought desirable that the scholarship they were endeavoring to found should be for research work, and the consensus of opinion amongst the University professors was in favor of that course being adopted. He sub-   mitted the general scheme for the scholarship.  

Mr J T. Fitch (co-treasurer with Mr. Bullock)  

hoped the fund would be generously supported.

Dr. J. C. Verco said the committee had de- cided that with the consent of the old scholars that the fund which they had started should be   made available for research in any department whatever. It would not be necessary that the income should be utilised each year. If there     were no candidate for it in any year, two years' income might be expended the following year. The fund could be increased at any time. He moved that the scheme drawn up be adopted.

Mr Howard Clark seconded the motion, which  

was carried.

Dr. Harrold gave the toast of the "Absent Old

Scholars."

Mr. Hughes mentioned that eight old scholars had passsed away during the year, and it was re-   solved that letters of sympathy be sent to the friends of these, and also to the friends of Miss  

Bertha Young.

It was announced that the subscriptions and   promises received in the room amounted to £38/5/, bringing the total amount for the scholarship  

to £500.

The committee was re-elected with the addi- tion of Dr. Harrold and Messrs. Stow Smith and

E. Gall.

Appreciation was expressed of the work of Mr. Hughes as secretary, and he was cordially thanked.

The school was opened in 1852, and closed in   1880, and the principal died on July 26, 1881, in the Red Sea. Miss Bertha Young (Mr. Young's oldest daughter) died at Bradford-on-Avon. Eng- land, on August 15. The general committee elected in 1912 were Messrs. Peter Wood, W. Her- bert Phillipps. F W. Bullock, A. W. Marshall, M. Symonds Clark, Frank Johnson, F. W. Sims, J T. Fitch, H. M Smith, R. B. Robin, and E. S. Hughes; scholarship committee, Messrs. P Wood. F. W. Bullock, J. T. Fitch, E. S. Hughes,

W. Herbert Phillipps, and F. G. Scammell, and

Dr. J. C. Verco.

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