Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1924

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The Abbot Circle 19 24 Hocate Chelsea American, Chelsea, Mass. A food sale will be held in Shapley Brothers Clothing Store, next Saturday. The proceeds will be given to the government, for the improvement of mail service from Hanover, N. H. Misses Katharine Hart and Madelyn Shepard are to be in charge. Northampton News, Smith College Notes The Misses Polly Bullard, V. Ethel Thompson and Margaret MacDonald have been asked to leave, as they have created disturbance by being unneces- sarily noisy. It is said that the young ladies have annoyed the neighbors by perfume battles — a novel offense. Ballardvale Gazette Miss Barbara Loomer, who holds the speed record for the Elcar, was arrested last week for speeding, on the Academy Highway. Times, Pittsfield, N. H. A concert was given at the Town hall Friday evening, by Miss Dorothy A. Adams, pianist, assisted by Miss Carolyn Hall on the organ. Leominster Enterprise, Leominster, Mass. Miss Susanna Smith has boug " ht a farm on the Worcester road and will devote it to the care of cats and the cultivation of dandelions. Canton Advertiser, Canton, Mass. The Draper Ray Trio is engaged to play at the Senior dance at the high school next week. Miss Draper herself will play the saxophone. Transcript, Canandaigua, N. Y. Miss Dorothy Barringer will open the Pretty Pantry, on the corner of Main and Summer Sts., on the 15th of August. 42

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The Abbot Circle 19 24 importance in the history of Abbot. All members wore class colors and marched about a large circular spot of ground known as the Circle. Great excitement ensued when men from the neighboring institution of Andover marched in to celebrate the winning of a famous battle with Exeter. The event was distin- guished by white uniforms and torchlights. October 9, 1922. Date of Senior-Mid picnic. Members journeyed to the land of Pomp, where, beside a famous body of water, the ceremony of toasting marshmallows and hot dogs was held. January 3, 1923. A date of great importance. Members entertained men who journeyed on the Great Hill to a tea dance. The consternation of the younger classes was most apparent at this period. June 12, 1923. Senior class presented ' 24 with spade. September 19, 1924. Members returned for their Senior year, and an at- mosphere of great dignity (?) was prevalent at this period. Peggy MacDonald was president of the class. October 2, 1924. A gathering known as the Senior picnic was held at a beautiful spot many miles from school. Strange looking conveyances carried the members to and from the meeting place, and various ceremonies were conducted. It should be noted here that the group returned by moonlight, which was con- sidered a great feat, for they seldom braved the danger of the night. February 4, 1924. Group migrated to the Great Northland called Intervale, where sports were engaged in with much enthusiasm. Although the members became greatly fatigued, it is noticed that even now, when one of them perceives a flake of snow, the name Intervale is recalled with great agility. March 6. Class received Senior rings, which were sacred to them as bands of friendship between one another and all previous graduates. March 11. Members presented a play known as " Pomander Walk " , to which people journeyed from far lands, in order that they might see the remark- able talents which the class possessed. May 10. One of the greatest ceremonies in history took place, namely the Abbot Prom. The event was distinguished and crowned with glory by a group of undergraduates who were seated in the spacious organ loft of Davis Hall. June 10. Commencement. Members received rolls of parchment with strange writing thereon, known as diplomas, and soon afterward the group separated to all parts of the world. Their history, however, does not stop with this event, for they distinguished themselves in many ways thereafter, and the name and fame of the class of 1924 will never perish. Good -night. 41



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The Abbot Circle 19 2 4 Despatch, Altoona, Pa. Frisky Fanny, winner of the races Saturday, owned by Miss Marjorie Wolfe of this city, is to run in the London races next fall. Burlington Traveler, Burlington, Vt. The Misses Laura Bliss and Mary Harvey are at work in their study, com- posing a new English-French dictionary, to be called, " Bliss and Harvey English- French Dictionary for Advanced Classes. " Kansas City Gazette, Kansas City It is rumored that the Hon. Marian Shryock, mayor of this city, and her private secretary, Miss Marian King, will make a trip East, to visit the school of their girlhood, Abbot Academy, Andover, Mass. Sun, Wilmington, Del. Ringling Bros. ' Circus, here this week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, has on its list of entertainers, Genevra Rumford, a native of this city, and the tallest woman now known to be in captivity. She is assisted by her former class- mate, " Hefty " ■ — the good-natured strong woman, who can lift with ease and comfort, a weight of 9,999 lbs. Republican, Johnstown, N. Y. The Shamrock quartette rendered a charming pro gram at the I. O. O. F. hall, Saturday evening. Feature numbers were given by Misses Kelley and Ireland, formerly of the Abbot Academy Fidelio Society. Andover Townsman, Andover, Mass. On Sunday last, Miss Elsie M. Phillips of the Southwest Harbor Congrega- tional Church preached an inspiring sermon to the young girls of Abbot Academy. Afterwards, Miss Phillips went to the South Church Christian Endeavor, where she was welcomed by the president, Miss Ruth Pritchard. New York Times It is said that Miss Carolyn Straehley and Miss Marjorie Williamson intend to retire from their brilliant stage careers.

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