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PAGE HEADERS - 1935
PAGE HEADERS - 1939
Pages of the 1935 Pudding are noted as being Volume 2, and 1939 as Volume 3. The missing Volume 1 was presumably created in one of the earlier summer camps, either at Savary or at the first two camps at Vaucroft. At this time no information is available about Volume 1, and whether or not there were any Puddings produced after Volume 3. It is not clear if pages are missing from Volumes 2 and 3, although it is likely.
The folio includes a cover image by Frederick A. Amess, who presumably collected the broadsheets over the years. There are original drawings, paintings and text of or by Amess, C.H. Scott, Grace Melvin, H. Mortimer Lamb, Plato von Ustinov, Robert Hanlon, B.C. Binning, Jack Shadbolt, Mollie Lamb, E.J. Hughes, Lilette Mahon, R.P.S. Twizell, Margaret Carter, Mona Kelk, Peter Meilleur, Peter Aspell, Barbara Sharp, Ruel Wonder, Rowena McNair, and other students and visitors. Many nicknames and first names are used throughout the various broadsheets, and often a number of different nicknames and descriptions are applied to the same person, as per list below.
the injured Hercules
the Jovial Childe
King Kong Freddie
Beefy Marpole Freddie
Amessovitch of the Royal Trough
Diego von Amessovitch
|Katherine Ashworth||the Queen Mother|
|Peter Aspell||habitue Spike Aspell
notorious Pete the Asp
Pietro di Aspo
Maharajah A.S. Pell
|Miss Mildred Dietrick||Miss Marshy de Trick|
|Mona Kelk||Kona Kelk
Moanfull Mona the Body-snatcher
Professor M. Kelk
|Harold Mortimer Lamb||Morty Lamb (inclination to port)
our penetrating critic H. Mortimer Goat
Morty the Wart
candied-camera snooper Morty Lamb
J. Mortimer Burp
a drunk and disorderly character
More M'duke Lamb
|Molly Lamb||renowned and versativle Molly-Ha-Ha
notorious Molly-Ha-Ha gang
the popular Indian lacrosse hero
the dapple-dark-loving dare-devil
the Swedish sisters Mathews and Lamb
|Grace Wilson Melvin||Queen Grace VI
Ye good Queen Grace
Disgrace W. Melvin
that indomitable hiker
|Charles Hepburn Scott||Genial Chuck the plantation boss
King Charles I
Charles H. Scoot
an unknown farmer from Marpole
happy, carefree Chuck Scott
homespun Chuck, Sweep winner
|Jack Shadbolt||J. Shadvich
Shadzan the Ape Man
Shankbolt the Versatile Vaulter
weather investigator Shadbolt-alias nuts
air-flow vaulter Shadroffski
Shadowvitch Diabolic Satiroso
the celebated Jan Shadroff
|Barbara Sharp||that all round Amazon
|Plato von Ustinov||Baron Von Ustoff
the Russian Wizard
the mat champ
(Russian secret police 1922-34)
renowned Russian court painter
|Arthur Morton?||The Venerable Arthur Mortuary
Deacon Arthur Mortuary
The Venerable Deacon Mortuary
Arturo Mortuary the Deacon of Design
"Q: Is it true that Mr. Twizell is considering giving up architecture in
favour of the church or politics as better vehicles for his elequence.|
A: The term architect is all-inclusive."
From "Answers to Correspondents"
Savary Pudding, Volume 2, Number 8, 1935
"To H__L with grub!!" (painting furioso)
"A damn student was sitting on my log!"
"The outside slice is the best of the meat."
"For oil painting I find the best medium for distant effects is a true gentleman."
"I do not find Robertsons medium suitable for oil painting - "
"TO EUGENE - ARTIST-
"Remembering golden days of these ten spaces of work and revel -
of this high house touching the sky - it is difficult to speak -
seeking through art to obtain immortality we have reached for
the clouds, the green rush and the pine - who knows when we will
meet again - under this sheltering roof? But to our own hearth fire,
we take a whole universe of beauty."
"A perfect holiday is a three-fold pleasure, for from the
pleasures of anticipation & realization there will come that
of recollection - So will it be with Savary."
"It's time to leave you again and return to sanity and city life -
But is it sanity? Sanity to part from altogether congenial
company, from the noise and racket of friendly argument,
laughter and a continuous 3-ring circus. To say good-bye to
sunsets that whirl you in ecstacy (sic) & drench you with
bewildering colour, to the movement of sunshine and shadow on
the mountains and the music of the water - Farewell - Savary 1935 -
and may we have many Happy Returns."
"The sea is a molten background
"Farewell to the Green Sea that sparkles in the sun
"The unusual feature of this Puddin is that part of it was made in the kitchen -
where wit flour(ished) like dishwater, flavoured with salt, pepper, tea leaves,
the odd onion etc.
"WHAT was Mr. Scott doing on the top floor
Friday nite? We object! And so does our Chaperone. Which reminds us,
why is Mr. Twizell on the top floor, and
what excuse has he to offer for this one? And what about these mysterious
car trips? We are thirsty too. What's wrong with our local Tarzans?
Next time we'll ask the mates when speed is required in transporting
"So soon our visit is ended
"THE SAVARY PUDDING - ANNOUNCEMENT is herewith made of the proposed
re-opening of that remarkable journal THE SAVARY PUDDING ...
under new management. Conditions favorable, it is probable that many
of the excellent former features of this peer among pulps, this chalice of
choice jargon, will be re-instituted. To our already competent staff we
shall add the services of GENIAL CHUCK the plantation
boss (whose homely Scotticisms will bring a fund of philosophic joy) and
those of the renowned and versatile MOLLY HA-HA
bringing you her Indian chitter-chatter without reservation.
A literary issue is contemplated for Saturday week to which the public is invited to submit copy.
Other regular features will include:
Interviews with celebrities seen in the lobby
Foreign news dispatches
Dorothy Nix & Walter Sneak Winchell
House & Garden - Cookery Nook
Poet's Coroner (where contributed numbers will
be disected & interred daily)
Art Notes - (You will thrill to the daring, vital
vituperative handling of the contemporary
scene(s) by our penetrating critic
H. Mortimer Goat).
Church notes by the Venerable Arthur Mortuary
Social and Club news by Miss Marshy De Trick
And Missilaneous - Wherein Brickbats & Bouquets
will fly hither and yawn - this
Feature controlled by TWO-TON FREDDIE.
Plus complaint column. (Give your grief the air)
(Be brief- state what's in your hair).
All of this - for only one appetite.
Enjoy your breakfast.
Read the morning issue of THE SAVARY PUDDING - AFTERWARDS ! !
From "THE SAVARY PUDDING ANNOUNCEMENT"
Savary Pudding, n.d. 1939
"Mobs reach veranda of famous Royal Savary. Parade of picketeers among deck chairs
of wealthy holideers. Refuse order of please for immediate dispersal – much to
discomfort of millionaire loungers.
"Convoy of ten barges cleared Vancouver Harbour last heading for Songhees Reserve and
Sechelt, bearing food for starving Indians. This remarkable present day give-away was
made possible through the generosity of H. Mortimer Goat.
Attractive Molly Ha-Ha gets big war whoop for diplomatic
negotiations as Mediator. Goat bearded in den. Millions to charity."
"To the wild cheering of a hoarse-throated audience Baron
Von Ustoff refused to be thrown by King Kong Freddie.
Mr. Ustoff poured blood in a charming matched two piece suit of shipdeck grey."
"Winner jubilant. Angry mob storms ship deck with cries of Unfair!
Fake! Phooey! Mid-Pacific - By Direct Wire - An unknown farmer
from Marpole burst into the nation's headlines yesterday when
happy, carefree Chuck Scott was told he had won the Grand Camp
Sweep. But just as the triumphant smile had crashed across his
olfactory promontory and assaulted his lower jaw into a howling
retreat from his gleaming upper bridgework, cries arose from
below as an angry mob stormed the deck where he stood. They
shouted loudly of unfair play. Scott, they claimed, had had inside
information. The prize, they asserted, belonged to the popular
Deacon Arthur Mortuary who had been clocked two minutes too soon.
"Happy Chuck Scott, thrust over night down
the public throat, was interviewed today.
"Mr. Scott, delivered an interesting lecture on Friday evening before a
tired audience. Two persons were completely bowled over by the speaker's
eloquence & were later put to bed where they slept more comfortably."
"In an informal little chat with Mr. P.V. Ustinow, he
tells me that he has no clear recollection of just where he viewed the stars for
the first time but he thinks it was somewhere between Stamboul &
Nijninovgorod. He has distinct remembrances, as a youth, of riding
for miles & miles - and miles - on the back of a camel across the
desert wastes. Dates were common food to him then & many a night,
sitting by an oasis where he was encamped, he has spent hours
listening to the lusty tales of dark-bearded men wearing scimitars
& bed-sheets - His mornings were generally spent in folding the
tent, milking the goat, weaving rugs or drinking coffee. (as a
coffee-maker he is without peer).
"Maharajah A.S. Pell - reclining on the edge of a 300 ft. cliff,
eating cheese sandwich sahibs - scarin' his harum, cracking
crusty gags and generally doing all right."
"Mr. Peter Aspell received serious head injuries (you’ll
probably note the effects later) upon falling down cliff at meadows. Companions were
convulsed as landslide swept by. Matters were much complicated by one horse halter,
wild oats, one bucket, pretty stones collected by a blonde. However the valuables
were finally picked up along with pieces of asphodel."
"Professor M. Kelk returned late yesterday with the remains
of a deer. Expects to give lectures with it at the Van. School of Art when it has
quieted down. She will outfit an expedition to go back for the wish bone
sometime later this week."
"On board H.M.S. Zig-Zag. From five miles out, H.M. sailors
sighted a red blob on the distant shore line. Focassing (sic) his
spectacles on the "blob," the Cap't. confirmed it to be
J. Shadbolt (Alias Sarcastic Shad) (Alias Scragy Jack)
(Alias Popeyed Bolt). They reported his location to shore
officials and it is hoped that he'll be rounded up."
"With all this beauty round us we all feel that the men could do a little painting up. May we suggest:
"Molly-Ha-Ha the dapple-dark-loving dare-devil threw all
fear to the winds as she slept spook-surrounded on the sand-dunes. Kept warm by
generating her own heat until “the rains came” and our Molly retired to the play
room wicker basket under the Union Jack, to dream of the Norwegian King and Queen."
"J. Shadbolt - Just come back from Nowersoffski - taking part
in iconoclastic controversy."
"Aspel - can hit a cuspitidin at 10 paces and still make it ring."
"Crime at Deadman's Gulch. Soft spoken Dick fooled, foiled,
and finished. Believed work of notorious Molly ha-ha
"Breath-taking feats and hair-raising acts made stout-hearted
men fade away, and faint-hearted women ________ ? Fake stopping
of the heart caused strong-minded Barbara to show the white
feather. The knife act gave everyone the shudders, and he was
only stopped from performing more horrible feats by the refusal
of the audience to stand any more."
In the days of his youth father
"Miss Molly Lamb
and Mr. Fred Amess
enjoyed a pleasant canoe trip around Ragged Islands this week. Mr.
Amess found Miss Lamb a delightful companion, if on the quiet side."
"Now at last we now the reason for Pete's shining
light, late last night the said party was espied slinking furtively through
the kitchen clasping a handful of sinister looking bottles - Beware Peter! -
we've got you covered."
"Miss Melvin gave a bairning recitation while
the audience "cuddled doon" in armchairs and enjoyed it immensely."
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