Alt-Heidelberg: Heidelberg College magazine — 1906

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year one of their boys had been first in the Examination
for the Indian Police, being first in nearly every subject.
In December 1904 they had gained the first Scholarship
for Modern Languages at Caius College, Cambridge, and
this year a boy was easily first in German and nearly
first in French, being beaten by a Frenchman only.
Army students were not so numerous, owing to the new
regulations; but the College had been made a centre for
London University in Germany: the Army Council had
also appointed Heidelberg College the only school on
the continent to grant leaving Certificates. These facts
spoke for themselves. The work was satisfactory and
boys were joining at an earlier age than before. As
regards the play, the football season, to which they had
looked forward with some apprehension, had been suc-
cessful, as they had beaten Frankfurt, the strongest Club
in Germany. The)' had won the River Challenge Shield
against Neuenheim College, but had been less successful
in athletic sports, especially the long distances. The
College in general was developing : an extra storey had
been added in the holidays to the Villa, hothouses had
been built, and plans had been drawn up for new labo-
ratories, which it was hoped would be completed this
year. Three tennis courts of their own were to be ready
in April, and the pavilion was to be enlarged ; altogether,
the progress made during the nineteen years that the
College had existed rather astonished him himself. After
referring in reassuring terms to the health of Mr. and
Mrs. Catty, the Doctor thanked those present for the
interest they had taken in the College and appealed to
them to get up a "four" to row against the College in
July, and finally to make the annual dinner known to
every one they met, so that, next year, there might be
a much larger gathering. He concluded by proposing
in appreciative terms the health of Mr. Harry Wallis,
the Hon. Sec.

Mr. Wallis regretted the paucity of the attendance;
he had sent out 400 notices and had received very few
replies, while about 20 notices had come back, so that
correct addresses were wanted. More of recent gene-
rations ought to come, the older generations were well
represented. Nothing ought to stand in the way of at-
tending such a dinner as that; he called attention to the
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