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ÉCOLE DU MONTÉ
Jouy-en-Josas
SESSION D'ÉTÉ - 1928

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP
THROUGH
SCHOOL-BOY CONTACTS


ÉCOLE DU MONTCEL --- JOUY-EN-JOSAS (S.-&-O.)


SESSION D'ÉTE 1928

PROFESSEURS

M. Marcel Arland, Ecole du Montcel, Jouy-en-Josas.

Mlle Hélène Barry, 5, place des Ternes, Paris.

Mr Roderick Beebe (Tabor Academy), Marion, Massachusetts.

M. Lucien Broche (Institut Britannique de l'Université de Paris), Square de Port-Royal, 15, rue de la Santé, Paris (XIIIe).

Mme Lucien Broche, Square de Port-Royal, 15, rue de la Santé, Paris (XIIIe).

M. Laurent Gautier, Ecole du Montcel.

M. Joseph Harel, Versailles (Seine-et-Oise).

M. Paul Jeanrenaud (Directeur de l'Ecole du Montcel), Ecole du Montcel.

M. Charles Jeanrenaud (Cc-directeur de l'Ecole du Montcel), Ecole du Montcel.

Mr. W. Huston Lillard (Headmaster), Tabor Academy, Marion, Massachusetts.

Mr. Maurice Makepeace, Wareham, Massachusetts.

Mr. Raymond Mickel, Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, Ohio.

Mr. Howard C. Rice, Jr. (Loomis School), 12, Chestnut Hill, Brattleboro, Vermont.

ASSISTAIENT A LA SESSION

Madame Charles Jeanrenaud, Directrice de maison.

Madame Dietz.

Madame Geneste, intendante.

Madame Beebe et sa famille.

Madame Lillard et sa famille.

 

ÉLÉVES

Thomas Allen, Ecole du Montcel, Jouy-en-Josas, Seine-et-Oise.

Hosmer B. Arnold (Kent), 1821, Olive Avenue, Santa Barbara, California,

Oven Augspurger (Nichols School), 84, Ardmore Place, Buffalo, New-York.

Charles L. Bailey (Tabor Academy), 27, Maple Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Roderick Beebe, Jr. (Tabor Academy), Marion, Massachusetts.

Jacques Compain (Collège Stanislas, Paris), 120, rue Nollet, Paris.

Pierre Chaboureau (Lycée Hoche, Versailles), 8, rue Descartes, Meudon, Seine-et-Oise.

Alexander Davidson, Jr. (Nichols School), 55, Windsor Avenue, Buffalo, New-York.

Christian Dubarry (Lycée Hoche, Versailles), Mesnil_Saint-Denis, Seine-et-Oise.

Eugène Falquet (Lycée Voltaire et Descartes), 4, rue de l'Entrepôt, Paris.

Raymond Ferris, Jr. (Western Reserve Academy), 464, North Portage Path, Akron, Ohio.

Charles French (Episcopal Academy), 3500, Powelton Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Aimé Fruhinsholz, 14, Saintin-Thierry, Versailles, Seine-et-Oise.

Pierre Fruhinsholz (Ecole du Montcel), 14, Saintin-Thierry, Versailles, Seine-et-Oise.

Henri Gilbert (Collège Saint-Germain), 1, quai Voltaire, Le Pecq, Seine-et-Oise.

John Hawes, Jr. (Loomis School), 64, Overlook Avenue, Ridgewood, New-Jersey.

Arthur B. Hull, Jr. (Tabor Academy), 128, West 59th Street, New-York-City, New-York.

Norman Johnson (Winnetka, Illinois, Country Day School), 202. Greenwood Boulevard, Evanston, Illinois.

Olivier Jouve (Lycée Janson-de-Sailly, Paris), 8, rue Guichard, Paris (XVIIe).

Frank S. King (Western Reserve Academy), Hudson, Ohio.

Landry de Lagatinerie (Ecole du Montcel), 53, rue Pierre-Charron, Paris (VIIIe.)

Pierre Lavault (Lycée Hoche, Versailles), 191, rue Saint-Antoine. Paris.

Jacques Lebossé (Lycée Hoche, Versailles), 2, rue Mademoiselle, Versailles, Seine-et-Oise.

Lachlan Mackinnon (Western Reserve Academy). 1577, East Hight Street, Springfield, Ohio.

Benson B. Martin (Tabor Academy), 7, West Elm Street, Greenwich, Connecticut.

Joseph Morey, Jr. (Nichols School), 20, Clarenton Road, Buffalo, New-York.

Pierre Ortiz (Ecole du Montcel), 19, rue de la Trémoille, Paris VIIIe.

Wilbur Scranton (Loomis School), 275, Oxford Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Lincoln Smith (Loomis School), lrvington-on-Hudson, New-York.

John Soule (Brookline High School), 371, Walnut Street, Brookline, Massachusetts.

Renaud Sylvestre de Sacy (Lycée Hoche, Versailles), 29, rue du Sud-Est, Versailles, Seine-et-Oise.

H. Landon Warner, Jr. (Loomis School), 2720, Fairmount Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio.

Nathan Wentwnrth (Newton High School), 221, Woodland Road, Auburndale, Massachusetts.

Douglass Wright (Loomis School), 334, Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut.

John Young (Loomis School), 32, Linden Avenue, Ossining, New-York.

L'entrée Principale et la Maison du Concièrge

Le Château du Montcel, Façade Est

Le Chalet

Tennis, dans le fond, Stade

Le Chalet et le Château, Façade Ouest

L'Ermitage

Allée sous Bois

Liverpool

Rouen

Les Andelys

La Pompelle

Salon du Montcel

Professeurs

Amsterdam

Carrefour de l'Armistice
(Forêt de Compiègne)

Coupe Davis (Tilden)

Chambord

Editions J. David et E. Vallois, 99, Rue de Rennes, Paris

 

CALENDAR

July 7. --- The American Group, under the direction of Mr. Lillard, sailed from New-York on the S. S. Adriatic.

July 15. --- The group landed in Liverpool at 8 : 30 p. m. and went by train to London.

July 16. --- The entire day was spent in London. The party left Southampton for Le Havre at 11: 30 p. m.

July 17. --- Arriving in Le Hâvre at 6:30 a. m., the American group then left by autocar for Le Montcel. Brief stops were made at Yvetot and at Rouen, and at Les Andelys for lunch. The group reached Le Montcel at 6:30 p. m , where they were met by their French teachers, and by the group of French boys. After dinner there were brief speeches of welcome.

July 18. --- The regular program of classes was started, with lessons in French by French teachers for the American boys, and lessons in English by American teachers for the French boys.

July 19. --- The American boy saw Paris for the first time.

July 20. --- A piano and violin concert in the evening by Mademoiselle Barry and Mademoiselle Theis.

July 21. --- All day trips to Paris in small groups.

July 23. --- A concert in the evening by « Les Troubadours russes »

July 24. --- A picnic supper at le Saut du Loup, followed by causeries in French and English by students, games, and singing.

July 26. --- In the afternoon one group made a trip to the Hotchkiss automobile factories with M. Paul Jeanrenaud, and another group went to the Musée Rodin with M. Chéruy. In the evening « Carmen » at the Opéra-Comique.

July 27. --- Some boys attended the Davis Cup tennis matches

July 28 --- An all-day automobile trip to la Basilique de Saint-Denis, Chantilly, Senlis, and Ermenonville, with lunch at Chantilly.

July 29. --- Circus at Jouy-en-Josas. A group of boys left with Mr. Mickel for the Olympic Games at Amsterdam.

July 30. --- Causeries by French and American students after dinner.

July 31. --- In the afternoon there was a visit to the Villacoublay aviation field and the Breguet airplane factories.

August 1. --- The group which went to Amsterdam returned.

August 2. --- In the afternoon there was a visit to the porcelain factory at Sèvres. One group returned on bicycle via Saint-Cloud. In the evening M. Broche gave a lecture on the French châteaux and cathedrals and their significance to French people.

August 4-5. --- Two week-end excursions. One group took a trip by railroad and bicycle to the Loire valley, where they visited the châteaux of Chambord, Blois, Amboise, Chenonceaux, and the city of Tours. Another group went by autocar to Compiègne, the Carrefour de l'Armistice, Pierrefonds, Soissons, le Chemin des Dames, Reims, Château-Thierry, and Belleau Wood.

August 6. --- The tennis tournament for the Coupe Montcel began.

August 8. --- Costume dinner, followed by dancing.

August 9. --- In the evening, « Le Voyage de Monsieur Perrichon » at the Comédie-Française.

August 11-12. --- Three excursions : one to the chateaux of the Loire; a second to Compiègne and Reims and a third (Saturday only) to Fontainebleau.

August 14. --- There were group trips to Paris in the afternoon, with visits to the Musée Cluny, Musée Carnavalet, the Sorbonne, and other places of interest.

August 16. --- « Faust » at the Opéra in the evening.

August 18-19.--- Two excursions one the chateau of the Loire, and the other to Fontainebleau.

August 20. --- A trip with M. Harel to Versailles, where the Lycée Hoche, the Salle du Jeu de Paume, the Hôtel-de-Ville, and the Bibliothèque Municipale were visited.

August 22. --- In the afternoon the American boys gave a demonstration of Américan football. This was followed by a game of French football. The finals of the tennis tournament were played. In the evening M. Broche lectured on Napoléon.

August 23. --- A farewell dinner, followed by brief talks by M. Broche and Mr. Lillard the presentation of the Coupe Montcel to Joseph Morey; a play, « Le Voyage de Quatre Garçons en Touraine »; dancing and refreshments.

August 24. --- The last day at Montcel.

August 25. --- The American group left for a four days' trip to Switzerland.

August 31. --- American group sailed from Liverpool on the S. S. Galigaric.


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DE JEUNES AMÉRICAINES

"ambassadeurs de la culture française"
vont quitter la France

La réception des jeunes Américains par M. Vallat,
à l'Office national du tourisme

Des incidents qui se multiplient montrent combien il est nécessaire de saisir toutes les occasions pour conserver la liaison entre les deux nations alliées, la France et les Etats-Unis.

Les Américains ont connu une France en état de crise. Il est bon qu'ils puissent maintenant apprécier la France pacifique et laborieuse, telle qu'elle est.

On voudrait que des organisations d'échanges fonctionnent d'une façon régulière entre les étudiants de France et d'Amérique.

Un groupe d'une trentaine de ces jeunes gens séjournait depuis quelque temps près de Versailles au château de Montcel. Ils vont repartir pour leur pays après avoir goûté de l'hospitalité française et s'être initiés a notre culture sous ses formes les plus variées.

Ce groupe d'étudiants américains, présenté par MM. Lucien Broche, professeur à l'Institut britannique; M. Jeanrenaud, directeur de 1' Ecole du Montcel, accompagné de ses professeurs, MM. John T. Reardon, Mac Gill et Tracy Tuthill, a été reçu hier, avenue George-V, par M. Vallat, directeur de l'office national du tourisme.

Peut-on souhaiter que les patronages officiels ne manquent pas à des initiatives de ce genre ? Celle-ci est due à un Américain ami de la France, M. Walter Huston Lillard, directeur de l'Académie de Tabor, qui souhaiterait que par réciprocité des étudiants français visitent le Massachussets,

J.-G. LEMOINE.


INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL-BOY FELLOWSHIP
FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING

Third Year

1930

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

AMERICAN

Andover Morristown
Episcopal Nichols
Exeter Noble and Greenough
Hill St. Paul's
Hotchkiss Tabor
Kent Taft
Loomis Western Reserve
Middlesex Westminster
Milton Winnetka

 

ENGLISH

Cliff House School, Bournemouth High School, Stirling
Clifton College, Bristol Mostyn House School, Parkgate
Gunnersbury School, London Nautical College. Pangbourne
Hardenwick, Harpenden Radley College, Abingdon
Westminster School, London Wrekin College

 

GERMAN

Klosterschule Ilfeld, Südharz Grunewald Gymnasium, Berlin
Arndt Gymnasium, Berlin Herderschule, Berlin

D. L. E. H. Bitberstein, Rhon

 

FRENCH

Ecole du Montcel, Jouy-en-Josas Lycée Henri IV. Paris
Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris Lycée d'Amiens, Amiens
Collège de Combrée, Paris Lycée Voltaire. Paris
Collège Stanislas, Paris Lycée Hoche. Versailles
Collège St. Joseph, Dijon Lycée Janson-de-Sailly. Paris
Collège de St. Germain-en-Laye Lycée, St. Louis, Paris

 

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL-BOY FELLOWSHIP
FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING

Believing that misunderstandings and quarrels between nations often arise through long-distance misjudgments, the headmasters of some American schools are now cooperating in the development of contacts that will tend to promote cordial relations and lasting friendships. Modern communication has made travel fabulously easy, but the traveler too often brings back nothing but surface impressions. There is seldom a meeting of minds or participation in the essential life of another country. Impressionable youths are likely to take their prejudices abroad with them and bring them back intensified. Yet youth is a time of generous impulses, when lasting friendships are readily formed. Brief experience of international school-boy exchanges convinces us that familiarity breeds esteem and not contempt. While the individuals directly affected may be few, the indirect effects spread like ripples on a pond. One English boy in an American school makes some impression on several hundred, who perhaps take through life, and, in some degree, transmit to others a different feeling toward Englishmen. One American boy in a French community for a summer brings home a new understanding of French tradition and ideals which he communicates to his school fellows. Friendship and tolerance are bred by intimacy, and we can not begin too young.

Based on this belief, a program has been advanced since the summer of 1927 which is now receiving cordial support front eighteen American schools, twelve French, nine English, and five German. Two plans for bringing about pleasant personal contacts are working successfully. One is the exchange of boys during the summer vacations with France and Germany. The other is the receiving of English boys in our schools for the regular school year as guest scholars.

At present the direction of the program is entrusted to an executive committee of three headmasters selected by a conference of all the schools interested.

N. Horton Batchelder of Loomis.
Frederick H. Sill of Kent,
W. Huston Lillard of Tabor, Chairman.

 

MIXED GROUP OF FRENCH AND AMERICAN BOYS AT MONTCEL

 

SUMMER PROGRAM IN FRANCE

For the third year there is planned in 1930 a delightful program at the Chateau du Montcel, where American and French boys will fraternize. This fine old chateau, with its beautiful park and gardens, dates back to the time of Louis XIV.

At Montcel from July 19th till August 23rd, the program will include fellowship with selected French boys. These boys, as heretofore, will be selected from different schools by a committee of French educators. During the mornings, except Saturdays and Sundays, they trade languages---the American boys have a period of instruction in French conversation and listen to a lecture, in French, on some interesting phase of the history of France. A very skillful French faculty covers this. Meanwhile the French boys are working under an American staff. Conversation at meals is in French. The afternoons are given up to recreation, trips to nearby villages, or to Paris. Tennis is a favorite sport. In the evenings there are informal entertainments and talks by teachers or boys.

Our party will sail on the LAPLAND from New York City July eleventh at noon, arriving at Cherbourg on the nineteenth, and motoring through Normandy to Montcel.. During the week-ends that follow there will he motor trips to Fontainebleau, Chantilly, Compiègne, Rheims, Belleau Wood, and Château Thierry. Also one trip by train and bicycle will include Blois, Chambord, and other châteaux of the Loire valley. At least twice a week the boys will visit Paris, occasionally staying in for evening performances at the Opéra. Opéra-Comique, and Comédie- Française. The emphasis is kept always upon the admirable qualities of the people and their culture, rather than upon the monuments and the froth.

After leaving Montcel the party will spend a week in visiting Lausanne and Geneva and in returning through England to Liverpool. Here the return voyage will begin on August 29th on the ALBERTIC, which follows the Canadian route, permitting a view of the St. Lawrence River valley, and a call at Quebec. before landing at Montreal on September 7th. Both the LAPLAND and ALBERTIC are "cabin'' ships with excellent accommodations. They give to our party the very best service aboard.

 

SELECTION OF BOYS FOR FRANCE

As early as possible each American school participating is asked to pick three of its best juniors or seniors to go as representatives. These boys should be well along in their study of French---at least two or three years---and seriously interested in the main objective of the trip, which is to develop a friendly appreciation and understanding of the French people, and to give the French boys a favorable impression of Americans. Since improving their ability to converse in French is a part of the plan, they must be prepared for serious language study during part of the time. We desire only those boys whose absolute dependability, initiative, and willingness to assume responsibility make them worthy' representatives of the best type of American school-boy.

The total expense is $700 for each boy. This includes all of the necessary expenses from port to port. Spending money and entertainment not in the regular program will require very little more, as the purpose is to keep all expense down. Our experience in previous years leads us to request all parents to limit a boy's allowance for spending money to a maximum of $50. Lavish purchasing of gifts is to be discouraged, as it constitutes all extravagance of time and energy as well as of money.

For each group of six boys one master will be selected to supervise. Correspondence about the selection of boys and masters should be addressed to W. Huston Lillard, Marion, Massachusetts.

 

GUEST SCHOLARS FROM ENGLAND

Beginning in the early summer of 1927, when Father Sill took his Kent crew to England, there has been developing a plan of encouraging friendly contacts with English school-boys. The Kent boys visited Radley College and rowed with them. In the winter of 1928 ten Radley boys and two masters visited Kent School for a month. Dining the summer term at Tabor two English boys representing Clifton and Westminster came as guests. Also there was a beginning made, in the school year 1928-1929, toward a list of guest scholars from England. At Kent and at Loomis boys were invited for the full school year without charge. This experiment proved so satisfactory that in the present school year there are eleven English boys in this country as guests of eight schools. The other schools to follow the plan started by Kent are Hotchkiss, Loomis, Milton Morristown. St. Paul's, Tabor and Westminster. Several other schools have already expressed a desire to receive English boys next year. Correspondence about this plan should be with Rev. F. H. Sill, Kent, Connecticut. In advancing this program our American committee has had valuable assistance from the English Speaking Union, as well as from the Preparatory Schools Association, and the Royal Commission on Education. It is hoped that an increasing number of schools will participate. We are also hoping to develop a summer vacation recreational program in which American and English boys will join.

SCHOOL-BOY AMBASSADORS from England, France, Germany, and Siam

 

SUMMER PROGRAM IN GERMANY

In Germany our program has been very cordially received and enthusiastically supported. We have received ten German boys here during the summer exchanges, while sending six representatives to Germany. The exchanges started in 1927 with Berlin schools and with Ilfeld, which is located in the southern Harz Mountains. One of the first two boys to represent Germany was Wolfgang Curtius. son of the present German minister of foreign affairs.

This year we hope to send a delegation to Ilfeld representing several of our schools. If the interest is sufficient the party will sail on the LAPLAND July 11th arriving at Antwerp on the 20th. The remainder of July will he spent in a trip up the Rhine and a visit to the Passion Play at Ober Ammergau. During August there will he the same kind of fellowship program at Ilfeld as we have at Montcel--- studying the other fellow's language, playing his games. and joining him in trips through the lovely country.

Returning through Berlin and Hamburg, this party will cross to England and sail from Liverpool on the ALBERTIC August 29th. The expense will he the same as for France, $700. For further information write to Mr. Lillard .

ILFELD