Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1939

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Wednesday 23 Seventy-fifth presentation of our traditional Thanksgiving Service. First School Tea of the year in the Rec Room with A. A. A. hostess- ing and presenting awards for fall sports. Thursday 24 Thanksgiving holiday ending in a blizzard! DECEMBER Saturday 3 Saturday 10 Friday 16 Saturday 17 Sunday 18 Monday 19 Tuesday 20 JANUARY Thursday 5 Tea Dance for upperclassmen followed by Hampton Institute Quartet concert — beautiful songs by beautiful voices. A.D.S. plays — melodrama returning to its own! Aeolian conducted chapel and sang a beautiful Christmas Cantata. Christmas Party for Andover children — the sort of thing that makes one feel good inside. Excited squeals from many a tot — Santa Claus — happy faces. Christmas Service — entire school in white — impressively lovely with great lighted tree and a shining star overhead. Christmas Dinner — great undercurrent of excitement — table songs — ice cream in Christmas molds — carol sing in McKeen Rooms. Vacation! Enfin! Bumpy bus to Boston — many good-byes called across the station. Saturday 7 Sunday 8 Saturday 14 Had to come back four days early because of lost time in September. It was an ill wind! " Oslo to the Midnight Sun " — lecture with movies. Was Deep in a Dream most of the time! Mr. Richardson — " Consider the Lilies " . . . Two-piano recital by the Friskins. . .Our great expectations justi- fied . . . inspired playing by la soeur et le frere! Saturday 21 " The Magic of Words " by Hugh J. Coleridge MacKarness. Now we know how we should speak, but will it do any good? (I hae me doots!) Miss Emma Cadbury — a living example of Quaker goodness — spoke at vespers on the refugee situation in Austria. Recital by Miss Tingley and Miss Spencer, harpist — an inspiration for aspiring singers — the harp a thrill. A.C.A. vespers on the biographies of Mrs. Compton of Illinois, Dr. Harrison of Arabia, and Jane Addams of Hull House. Midyear examinations! Was between the dark and the daylight most of the time. Sunday 22 Saturday 28 Sunday 29 Jan. 31 -Feb. 2 FEBRUARY Saturday Saturday Sunday Saturday 3-6 11 18 19 25 Intervale — Senior Paradise! Dance Recital by Lotte Goslar. There ' s everything in a dance, es- pecially if that dance is modern. Senior-Mid plays. Talent scouts missed getting many promising stars under contract by not being here. The Reverend Carl Kopf— " the man with the lamp " — excellent talk. Student Recital — talent plus! [88]

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Vkz i em 193$-f939 m ReuiewL OCTOBER Monday 3 Saturday 8 Sunday 9 Saturday 15 Sunday 16 Friday 28 Saturday 29 Sunday 30 NOVEMBER Tuesday 1 Saturday 5 Sunday 6 Friday 11 Saturday 12 Sunday 13 Saturday 19 Sunday 20 Monday 21 School opened a week late — Hurricane! It ' s an ill wind. . . Old girls met new girls at Abbot Swing Party — games, dancing, fun for all. Senior Teas — gained three pounds in three hours ! Miss Hearsey spoke on " Minorities and Majorities. " Senior Picnic at Ipswich — wading, baseball, hot dogs, big fire on the beach. Conviction that we really are Seniors at last! Vespers led by Mr. Richardson. Need we say more? Nobility as guest — the Countess of Listowel! Hallowe ' en — witches, ghosts and goblins smarty all made merry at a party! Mr. Howe in skirts baffled the entire assembled multitude. The Reverend Vivian T. Pomeroy. Cold shape! Faculty Reception — Faculty doing the worrying; Seniors the hurry- ing! Welcome to Miss M. D. Baker, Miss Hilda Baynes, Miss Coolidge Miss Hill, Miss Rhodes, Miss Smith and Miss Tuttle. Kingsland Marionettes — at which we are introduced to puppets from every land and of every age. A.C.A. Candlelight Vespers. Miss Childs of Choate School spoke at special Armistice Day Chapel service. Our last torchlight parade; also heart flutterings — but not our last. Mr. Baldwin led vespers — P.A. ' s favorite chaplain. Fall Field Day postponed because of rain; Senior corridor stunts by those seniors not on week-ends. Dr. J. Edgar Park, president of Wheaton College, speaker at vespers. Fall Field Day two days late — vision confused by green Gargoyles and orange Griffins. [87]

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MARCH Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday Friday APRIL Wednesday Saturday Sunday 4 Henry IV Matinee — Prince Hal! All the world loves a lover. Falstaff! All the world loves Falstaff. 5 Mr. Basil Mathews — a good talk made better by an English accent. 11 Governor Dummer Glee Club— Fidelio Concert. Fidelio travels twenty miles, sings — dances — travels back again with tales of a good time. 12 Neighbor Boynton Merrill of West Newton spoke at vespers. 18 Senior Play — " The Goose Hangs High " but the applause brought the house down ! 19 Northfield Conference presented at vespers. If enthusiasm means anything Abbot may be well represented in June. Alumna of ' 38 — Mad die Proctor — one of the speakers. 24 Vacation — the glory of the spring! How sweet — for in the spring a young man ' s fancy turns, we hope, to. . . — ! 5 Back again, one day early. It was a very ill wind! 8 Maeve MacMurrough — fascinating monologues of interesting people and places. Never shall I fogret the seasick lady — or the one with " plate " trouble! 9 Traditional Easter Service with a perfect address by The Reverend Vaughn Dabney of And over-Newton Theological Seminary. Tea Dance for the " little girls " — said to be a well-flung fling! Miss Friskin and Miss Susan Ripley, Abbot ' 28, gave a piano and violin recital for benefit of Second Century Fund — " outstanding " — " lovely " — " exquisitely varied program. " Exeter Glee Club-Fidelio concert at Abbot. Grand time. Senior Prom and Tea Dance — dancing and dancing and dancing and — dates ! Abbot ' s Birthday— great bustle and preparation for gymkhana, fencing demonstration, program of music and drama in McKeen, folk dancing around the Maypole on the Circle, Bazaar for the build- ing fund. New dormitory excavations are in process, by the way! Sunday 7 Miss Sue Weddell, of New York, spoke on " How Big Is Your World? " Friday 12 Societies Banquet — Q.E.D. presiding. Saturday 20 Senior-Mid Picnic — senior-mids come into their own at last. Recital later by speech pupils — dual personalities unsuspected. Sunday 21 Mr. Howe ' s organ recital — " Papa Howe " in top performance as usual. Saturday 27 Field Day— Senior Banquet — beginning of the end. Tuesday 30 Final exams — horrors! Where is my optimism? Saturday Thursday 15 20 Saturday Saturday 22 29 MAY Saturday 6 JUNE 2-5 COMMENCEMENT— GRADUATION— COLLEGE BOARDS TO COME! [89]

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