Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

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) r ll g O (§3 C§3 C§ Anno 1778 • m P HILLIPS ACADEMY OLIVER-WENDELL-HOLMES LI B RARY v ur 1 j?tei» amplicm ( ; j ' - f « altiopg . G§)[§JE§3 !§ • Og g jg T- THE 1940 CIRCLE A circumference of our Senior year which, as we begin to follow our separate tangents, will forever bind together the segments of our Abbot days. Publishe d by THE CLASS OF 1940 ABBOT ACADEMY • Andover, Massachusetts DEDICATION To Miss Mathews. . . . The Class of 1940 dedicates this book to one who for so many years has loved Abbot and who through her love of all things Spanish, her wealth of Mexican travel experience, her Christian example, her never-failing sense of humor, and her " down Maine " tradition, has contributed so truly to our school life. The day students especially have missed this year her interested and careful guidance, and all of us will hope to see her often when we return to visit our Alma Mater. OCTAVIA WHITING MATHEWS 1 1 730 Books and bells . . ho rn rims and history . . theme tablets and test tubes . . faculty and flunks . . dues and don ' ts. .chronic cramming, .racing here, there and everywhere . . meetings like mad . . high aspira- tion, .of such is the KNOWERS ' ARC FACULTY • CLASSES ORGANIZATIONS • SOCIETIES 4 c S fe J i « v. •«% i Ail X- ADMINISTRATION MARGUERITE CAPEN HEARSEY, Principal A.B. Hollins College M.A. Radcliffe College Ph.D. Yale University Inspiring talks in chapel and out . . . " Finnish Supper at 6:15 " .. .stimulating poetry classes . . . friendly smile ... anecdotes abun- dant ... complete under- standing and patience . . . unfailing guide intellectual- ly and spiritually. . .friend for always .... Our guiding lights! By now we really know them fairly well. From the rising- bell when we pass their bathrobed figures in the corridor, just as tousled and bleary- eyed as we are, ' til lights-out when we are figuratively and sometimes literally tucked into our downless cots, they are a great comfort. Interesting conversations de- velop over cereal bowls, and later in chapel they sing lustily and smile benevo- lently. On to classes where gems of science, language and other forbidding subjects miraculously begin to make sense to us, and to become interesting. Tiffin finds the faculty in Room 9 chatting midst bites of chocolate grahams. More classes and then after much backing and filling on our part, due to our somewhat confusing politeness on the stairs, our table teachers arrive at lunch to chortle over our pathetic efforts at pie-cutting, or to bring us the latest news broadcasts. Come apres midi and faculty off mo- ments. Some we see here and there down- town; others disappear in the direction of Baronial for... a bit of sociability; and some must be slaves to duty, for wee in- spection notes bearing snappy estimates FACULTY of room order are discovered — proudly by the " neaties " but with chagrin by those who prefer floor to closet. And when do they find time to plan corridor parties where we find food for thought and other- wise? Betimes new shiny cars glide about the circle carrying the faculty we know not where. Sometimes we actually envy them— particularly on a Monday night when they retire en masse to the McKeen Room and leave us wondering and (confession) eavesdropping outside the closed doors. Evenings find them more often than not patiently helping bewildered students untie the knots in their brains, or giving permissions for us to " get assignments. " The faculty may squelch our vocal ef- forts on the corridor and our hilarity in study hours, but they always sign our week-end slips and bear malice toward none. And when for the last time as their pupils, we see them in academic regalia on Commencement Day we - oh well — hearts and flowers to the faculty ! [9] A w Ruth Stephens Baker, A.B..M.A. French, German Wonderful poetry. . .table games . . . French in German class . . . postcards. . .M.R.S. in homemak- ing at Cornell. Hilda Ruby Baynes, B.es L. French Ducky . . . news . . . broadcasts . . . orange juice. . .paintings galore, lung power ... shadow laugh., practical advice. Jean Hope Baynes Financial Secretary Afternoon coffee . . . foreign affairs . . . speedy table . . . money . . . sense of humor. . . " Hilda and I did. " Mrs. Eunice Murray Campbell, A.B. Business Principles Always happy . . . giggle . . . sympa- thetic. . .brisk walk. . . " Well, girls, how would you like a little test this morning? " Mary Carpenter, B.S. Physical Education Half Gargoyle, half Griffin. . .Ab- bot athlete No. i . . . fondness for books of the month. . . tweed jack- ets. . .enthusiasm. Constance Clark History, Office Assistant . Known by accent . . . sense of humor... love of flowers. .. " But I didn ' t see the mail this noon! " Hope Coolidge, A.B., B.S. House Superintendent Skiing prowess . . . . fast driving . orite desserts . . . wonderful meals . petitions for fav- health talks. Mary Elaine Dodge, B.H.S. Household Science A.B., Bright red suit and hat... " Well and who ' s this little person? . . . tales of Canada. . .variety of jokes . . . fur coat. Mrs. Hannah Richmond Duncan, R.N. Resident Nurse " Meet me at the radiator " ... inexhaustible zip . . . laugh and stride ... trips to Baronial .. .per- fume. [10] w. i I A Kate Friskin Pianoforte, Theory of Music Piano virtuoso divine. . .director of Abbot ' s unequalled choir. . .off to symphony. . .snowbound. Mary Gay History and Appreciation of Art Punctuality. . .exciting stories. . . " Did I see someone writing? " ... multitude of tests . . . sense of humor . . . dome on pendentives. Mrs. Bertha Morgan Gray Dramatic Interpretation; Spoken Eng- lish " From within outward " .. .Dr. Curry. . .wonderful monologues. . Dickens ' Christmas Carol . . . patient rehearsals. . .inspiring director. Isabel Maxwell Hancock, A.B. Mathematics Inspection notes . . . apathy for pus- sies and mess . . . stationary waves . . . popcorn and apples . . . patience in solving mathematical mazes. Walter Howe, B.M. Choral Music, Pianoforte, Organ, Theory of Music Absent-minded professor . . . sense of humor . ..choral calamities... failure for forgetting names... .or- iginal anthems. . . " Oh Fudge " .. Barbara Humes Assistant to the Principal Contagious grin. . .candid camera . . . broken speed laws . . . extra tick- ets... ready, willing and able... taxi service. ' i a Octavia Whiting Mathews, A.B. (On leave of absence, 1939-40) Spanish Sympathetic and understanding . . . long capes . . . cheerful smiles . . .greatly missed at Abbot. Harriet McKee, A.B.,M.A. Latin Faculty fashion plate . . . popular table. . .smile and affability. . .in- terior decorator ' s delight. Francis Merritt Painting, Modelling, Drawing Always busy. . .enthusiasm. . .won- derful murals. . . " Don ' t forget the exhibition is in May ' ' . . . tan car. [II] Mrs. Jeanne Vical Miller, B. Ph. French Dramatics in class . . . week ends . . . always in a hurry ... husband at Harvard . . . fencing. Mrs. Roberta Gilmore Poland, A.B., M.A. Physics, General Science, Mathematics Patience a virtue. . .appointments in the physics lab. . .sense of hu- mor . . . scientific approach . . . Mr. Poland. Gertrud Rath, A.B., M.A. Assistant to the Principal Permissions. . .red dress. . .year- book guiding light .. .wit .. .per- petual motion. . . " Honey " ... ac- cent from Virginia. . . " G.R. " Anne Rechnitzer, Ph.D. French, German Linguistic prowess... Hannes Schneider ' s ski pupil ... moder- nistic furniture. . .dean of candid camera fans. . .grin. Rowena Lincoln Rhodes Physical Education Assistant Varied dance costumes. . .Abbot ' s younger set. . .time to a tom-tom ...the wings. . .posture marks please. Winthrop Horton Richardson, A.B.,B.D. Bible Arguments ' , teacher versus class . . . popular vesper services. . .wife. . . collegiate shoes. . .moustache. p ■,; Helen Dunford Robinson, A.B. Latin " Good noon " . . .smile. . .rustling of taffeta ... train trips... " How does your brain work today? ' ' Louise Robinson Assistant Financial Secretary " Have you got permission from home? " .. .patience inexhaustible . . .deep in the books. . .walks to the bus. Virginia Paine Rogers, A.B. Spoken English Articulation. . .diaphragms. . .oral exams. . .good nature. . .publicity .. . " Ho, bring the boat over! " [12] Justina Ruiz, M.A. Spanish Skiing expert. . .stories of Spain . . .quick on the pick-up of Amer- ican slang. . . " goose bumps. " Laura Huntington Smith, A.B., M.A. History, Problems of Democracy Cars, old and new. . .sweaters and socks . . . yen for Boston and home town . . . Vassar . . . table talk . . . " Not up to your usual standard. " Margaret Snow, A.B. Librarian Brothers and sisters . . . camp down in Maine. . .dropt stitches... a friend in need ... visits to Third Floor Front. Catherine Jane Sullivan. A.B. Remedial Reading, Psychology Green Mercury we envy .. .spell- ing classes. . . " The time limit on this is 40 seconds ' ' . . . diets . . . de- liberation. Alice Sweeney, A.B. Director of Studies, English Tweeds. . .food for thought. . . tender of quarantined flock . . . " Do you see? " . . .wonderful Eng- lish classes— the Seniors ' own " Swiss. " Gertrude Tingley Singing Stunning clothes . . . many cor- sages . . . speaking voice . . . teacher of the singing ladies. Eleanor Morin Tucker, A.B., M.A. Chemistry, Mathematics Off to lectures on atom smashers . . .patience. . .twinkle in the eye .. .plaid jacket. ..hilarious chem classes. Lucile Burdette Tuttle, A.B. English Beaming countenance . . . " Very Fair " marks. . .guiding star of A.C.A. . . . brother . . . musical tal- ents. Dorothea Wilkinson English Variety of pins . . . attractive clothes . . . eyes . . . passion for Dickens . . . Canadian twinkle. [13] CLASSES Meetings in the parlor . . . dues stews ... roll call... proud Seniors. . .shrunken red sweaters . . . tight white dresses . . . shining new rings . . . Cushwa and Cunning- ham . . . college catalogs . . . dreaded words — " Thou shalt not pass " . . .the ban- quet... " Where, Oh Where " . . .blue gowns... red roses . . . tears . . . good- byes .... SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS Libby Travis, President; Jeanne Cowles, Vice Presi- dent; Connie Cross, Trea- surer; Mary Dean Naff, Secretary. We arrived in September 1 936 in new sad- dle shoes, a humble but enthusiastic few. Margi and Pris are the only boarders who remain to tell the tale, but Gisela, Sally, Sawyer and Weaver will also remember! On the whole we flunked our first year Latin; our hair was short; our legs were long, and we displayed a general lack of coordination throughout. We thought the Seniors very impressive and cried lustily at graduation. Junior year found us experienced old girls and proud of our new size. We gave plays that we wrote in English class. Every- one was impressed and so were we! ' Twas a gay year, and there was a very notorious bunch in Sherman! Junior-Mid year we found ourselves moving up in chapel and perusing college catalogues. A wonderful moonlight sleigh- ride with supper at the Kirkshire was one of the high spots, and that was the year some of us begged dances from sympa- thetic upper classmen. Senior-Mid year arrived with the hurri- cane and a great lack of grove. We got high aspirations, plowed wearily through SENIOR CLASS " Emma " and got new red sweaters. Our song was sung at the top of our lungs, and amid much prompting and pleasure we gave our plays Quality Street, Richman, Poor- man and The Lost Silk Hat. We went in swimming in peculiar garb at our picnic at Berry ' s Pond, our hair recovering just in time for us to go to Prom clad in flowing gowns and long streamers. The Senior Parlor became ours, and college boards laid us low. Come September 1939, and it ' s all ours! We spent our all on teas for the under- classmen, stuffed our Senior couches with cushions, and hung happily out of our front windows. It really seemed amazing to be so important, but this knowledge didn ' t seem to give us a dignified demean- or. Hymns on the radiator, cokes in the bedrooms — a very versatile but goony group are we. Our saddle shoes are worn out, pork pies have taken us all by storm, and the remaining details and fondest memories of 1940 lie between these covers. [15] THE CLASS 1938-40 ELEANOR BALCKE 10 Holder Place, Forest Hills, New York Smith dreams of Henry. . .nothing but Spauldings. . . boxes from Drake Bakeries . . . ready giggle . . . girdle trouble. . .long sweaters. . .Pink Ellie. . . Courant ' 39, ' 40, Business Manager Courant 40, Secretary Student Council ' 40, Senior Play ' 40, Fidelio ' 40, Varsity Hockey ' 39, ' 40, Senior-Mid Play ' 39, Executive Committee ' 40, Prom Decorating Committee 39 French Play ' ' 40, Numerals ' 40, Griffin Enter- tainment ' 40 . ' 937-40 MARIE BERTRAM 256 Grove Street, Montclair, New Jersey Denison efficiency a-paul-ing. . . " How about an ad for ' jg, Property Manager Senior Play ' 40, English II the Yearbook? " . . .gallant goalie. . .broad grin Plays ' 38, Proctor Bonus ' 37, Numerals ' 40, Business . . . week ends by air . . . Manager Yearbook ' 40, Hiking Leader ' 40, Vice Q.E.D. 40, Varsity Hockey ' 40, Senior-Mid Plays President Junior-Mid Class ' 38, Posture Marker ' jg. [16 ] OF 1940 1938-40 CAROLYN BITTNER 27 South West Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania Wellesley P. A. prom trotter ... blonde curls galore dignity personified ... dusky answer . Ipana ' s glamour girl .. .perpetual good nature Odeon ' 39, ' 40, Fidelio ' 40. 1935-40 GISELA BOLTEN South Main Street, Andover, Massachusetts Vassar brain trust. . .the dynamic Mr. Darcy. . .acting achievements. . .our Sonja Henie. . .unique val- entines . . . appetite ... a Yale lock on her heart . . Q.E.D. ' 38, ' 39, ' ' 40; Secretary-Treasurer Q.E.D. ' 39, ' 40, Honor Roll ' 37, ' 38, ' 39, ' 40, Fidelio ' 37, ' 38, ' 40, Choir ' 40, Numerals ' 38, Three Chevrons ' 39, ' 40, " A " Society ' 39, ' 40, Gargoyle Entertainment Committee ' 39, Society Banquet Committee ' 39, Junior Plays ' 38, Senior-Mid Plays ' 39, Senior Play ' 40, Draper Dramatics ' 39, Visitors ' Day Play ' 39, Var- sity Riding ' 37, ' 38, ' 39, Head of Skating ' 39, ' 40, Athletic Council ' 39, ' 40, A.C.A. Advisory Board ' 40. [17] THE CLASS 1938-40 BARBARA BROWN 20 Johnson Road, Andover, Massachusetts Colby Junior sunny disposition. . .a No. 1 " Bill " collector .. . Philomatheia ' jg, ' 40, Treasurer Philomatheia ' 40, curly locks . . . many hair ribbons . . . trips to Fidelio ' jg, ' 40, Senior Play ' 40, Yearbook Board ' 40, Hanover. Abbot Birthday Committee ' jg, Prom Committee ' 40. ZA eUr- 1937-40 JOAN PEABODY CARLSON 293 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts glasses of hot water. . .brains plus. . .conscien- tiousness . . . full of fun . . . orange juice . . . Euro- pean sandals. . . Smith Odeon ' 38, ' jg, ' 40, Fidelio ' 39, ' 40, Senior Play ' 40, Senior-Mid Play ' jg, Honor Roll ' 38, ' 40. [18] OF 1940 ' iDu.fc. 1938-40 SUE CHADWICK gi Montclair Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey The Traphagen School of Fashion ink be her destiny. . . " geezle beezle " . . .strenu- eloquence in history class. . . ous preparation for week ends and vacations. . . L.B.A. ' 40, Honor Roll ' 40, Gargoyle Entertainment " No kidding, it ' s the real thing this time " . . . ' 39. 1938-40 FRANCES CHANDLER 40 Howard Street, Reading, Massachusetts Jackson clothes, red and otherwise. . .curls. . .doctor Fidelio ' , ' 40, Advisory Board ' 40, Christmas Party dentons. . . " Hi ya Butch! " . . .plaid skirts. . . ' 40, Hiking Leader ' 40, Senior Play ' 40, Griffin En- beads and bracelets. ..Florida. . .Brother Wim- tertainment ' 40. py... [19] Ude QA THE CLASS 1937-40 MARY POMEROY CHASE 287 Hillside Street, Milton, Massachusetts Sarah Lawrence passion for West. . .attractiveness. . .inclination toward governing bodies ... music store... Intervale accident. . .P. A. prom and interest in track. . .demon dancer. . . Odeon ' jg, ' 40, President Odeon ' 4a, Fidelia ' 38, ' jg, ' 40, Athletic Council ' jg, ' 40, Head of Tennis ' jg, Vice President A. A. A. ' 40, Numerals ' 38, " A " So- ciety ' 40, Griffin Tennis Team (doubles) ' 38, ' jg, Student Council ' 40, Treasurer Senior-Mid Class ' jg, French Play ' 40, Senior-Mid Play ' jg, Entertainment Committee ' 40, Tea Dance Committee ' jg, Visitors Day Committee ' 38, ' jg, Griffin Entertainment ' 40, Griffin Basketball Team ' 40. 1939-40 ANNA HARRIET CLEMENT Baguio, Philippines Scripps travel talks. . .profile. . .our great soprano... Fidelio, Rec Room Committee. arrival via clipper. .. hats and hair-dos... [20] OF 1940 CI o 1935-40 SARAH PHILBRICK COLE 371 Johnson Street, North Andover, Massachusetts dilapidated station wagon ... crash bang, here comes Cole . . . noisy and nice . . . has ' ' Marstered " about every sport ... most gracious head of Gargoyles. . . " Oh, I think that ' s a panic! " . . . A.D.S. ' 39, ' 40, Captain of Gargoyles ' 40, Fidelio ' 37, ' 33, ' 39 ' 40, Varsity Tennis ' 37, ' 38, ' 39, " A " Society ' 39, ' 40, Numerals ' 37, Chevrons ' 39, Senior Play ' 40, A.D.S. Plays ' 39, ' 40, Junior Play ' 37, Secretary Junior Class ' 37, Secretary Junior-Mid Class ' 38, Secretary Senior-Mid Class ' 39, Usher Sen- ior Prom ' 38, Athletic Council ' 39, ' 40, Head of Skiing ' 39, Gargoyle Tennis Team ' 35, 36. 1938-40 MARCIA ANNE COLLEY Saunderstown, Rhode Island sky-blue eyes . . . personality smile plus . . . Bible arguments . . . " Study in Brown " . . . champion heckler. . .the panic of the chem class. . . Q.E.D. ' 40, Varsity Track 39, Head of Basketball ' 40, Christmas Party ' 39, Athletic Council ' 40, Gar- goyle Basketball Team ' 40. [21] THE CLASS 1938-40 JEANNE COWLES 150 East 73rd Street, New York, New York Smith angelic expression. . .college boards with a French accent . . . only fruit between meals . . . community Tribune. . .continual dither... at- tractiveness and effervescence . . . Courant ' 39, ' 40, Fidelio ' 39, ' 40, Honor Roll ' 39, ' 40, Vice President Senior Class ' 40, Vice President Senior-Mid Class ' 39, Numerals ' 40, Senior-Mid Plays ' 39, French Play ' 40, Senior Play ' 40, Draper Dramatics ' 39, Chairman Prom Decorating Committee ' 39, Fall Tea Dance Committee ' 40, Ivy Speech ' 39, Garden Party ' 39. 1 937-40 PHYLLIS CROCKER 15 Fresh Pond Lane, Cambridge, Massachusetts Simmons smaller half of Wiglesworth-Crocker Inc. . . . realistic southern drawl . . . dramatic ability in character parts. . .science and song. . . Philomatheia ' 39, ' 40, Choir ' 39, ' 40, Fidelio ' 38, ' 39, ' 40, " A " Society ' 39, Numerals ' 38, Varsity Hockey ' 38, Senior Play ' 40, French Play ' 40, Senior-Mid Plays ' 39, Junior Plays ' 38, Honor Roll ' 40. [22] OF 1940 1937-40 CAROLYN DUDLEY CROSS 1 1 Proctor Boulevard, Utica, New York University of Wisconsin politeness plus... nine o ' clock rehearsals... muscle. . .6:45 A.M. walks. . .death to dust. . . Sunday Times . . . effiiciency and energy . . . Philomatheia ' 39, ' 40, Fidelio ' 38, ' 39, ' 40, Honor Roll ' 38, ' 3g, " A " Society ' 39, ' 40, Numerals ' 38, Chevrons ' 39, Varsity Hockey ' 32, ' 38, ' 39, Varsity Basketball ' 38, ' 59, Head of Hiking ' 40, Secretary- Treasurer Griffins ' 40, Griffin Entertainment Com- mittee ' 40, Student Government Representative ' 32, Class Treasurer ' 40, French Plays ' 38, Manager Senior Play ' 40, Priscilla Bradley Cup ' jjcj. 1938-40 ELAINE LOUISE DALRYMPLE 14 Park Street, Methuen, Massachusetts tall and blonde. . .quiet ' til the truth comes out Aeolian ' 40, Varsity Track ' 3g, Numerals ' 3g, Visi- . . .Heart of Gold. . .drives like a — professional tors ' Day Committee ' 3g, Griffin Entertainment ' 40. . . . " I don ' t know why I ' m doing this. " [2 3 ] THE CLASS ' 939-4° CHARLOTTE DOWNEY 1300 41st Street, Sacramento, California Stanford spontaneous combustion. . .cylindrical hair-do sparkle. . . " Oh! Gee-Golly! ' ...letters for " Marmie " . . .California accent and oranges . . . perpetual good humor and Odeon, Senior Play, Honor Roll, Griffin Entertainment. 1938-40 PATRICIA ELLIOT 2 Oranje Boulevard, Batavia Centum, Java, N.E.I. Wellesley hair-do . . . cute and little . . . English class argu- ' 40, A.C.A. Advisory Board ' 40, Christmas Party ' 40, ments. . .always tearing around. . .threatening Senior-Mid Play ' jg, Senior Play ' 40, Gargoyle En- appendix. . .the patter of little feet. . . tertainment ' 39, Honor Roll ' 40. Courant ' 40, Yearbook Board ' 40, Posture Marker [24] OF 1940 1936-40 ELIZABETH POND ELLIS 309 East Broadway, Haverhill, Massachusetts Russell Sage Haverhill to Andover daily. . . Chevie. . .champ- ion ping-pong player. . .sense of humor. . .coat of many colors. . .friendly loquaciousness. . . Philomatheia ' 40, A.C.A. Advisory Board ' 40, Head of Ping-Pong ' $g, ' 40, Numerals ' 40, Treasurer Jun- ior-Mid Class ' 38, Griffin Entertainment ' 38, ' 40, Christmas Party ' gg, Griffin Basketball Team ' 40, Varsity Basketball 40. I937-40 BARBARA WOODRUFF FOWLER 122 Forest Avenue, Glen Ridge, New Jersey Sarah Lawrence problem child. . . " Gray " moments ... folding knees . . . divine hair . . . the up and coming writer and the life of the party . . . Courant ' 40, Fidelia ' jg, ' 40, Yearbook Board ' 40, Varsity Hockey ' 40, Griffin Hockey Team ' jg, ' 40, Hiking Leader ' 40, Numerals ' jg, Senior-Mid Plays ' 39, Senior Play ' 40, Chairman Rec Room Committee ' 40, Griffin Entertainment ' 40. [25] THE CL ASS 1938-40 DOROTHY GARRY 67 Brown Street, Methuen, Massachusetts little girl with big personality .. .cuteness. . . Mutt and Jeff dates ... bargain ice cream... " Cut me off and call me Dottiei " . . . A.D.S. ' 40, Head of Day Scholars ' 40, Student Council ' 40, A.C.A. Advisory Board ' 39, Varsity Hockey ' 40, Griffin Hockey Team ' 40, Senior Play ' 40, Griffin Entertainment ' 40, Visitors Day Committee ' 39. Ud on 1935-40 MARGUERITE HALL 1 7 Orne Square, Salem, Massachusetts Vassar dream of neatness .. . Lanz coat ... Southland with Dudley. . .demon dancer. . .leader of songs . . .veteran classmate. . . L.B.A. ' 38, ' jg, ' 40, President L.B.A. ' 40, Secretary L.B.A. ' jg, President A. A. A. ' 40, Fidelio ' 37, ' 38, ' 3g, ' 40, Choir ' 39, ' 40, Class Song Leader ' 3 , ' 38, ' 39 ' 4Q Griffin Song Leader ' 38, Varsity Basketball [26] ' 3g, ' 40, Head of Track ' 3g, Varsity Track ' 36, ' 37, ' 38, Hiking Leader ' 3g, ' 40, " A " Society ' 38, g, ' 40, President " A " Society ' 3g, Numerals ' 36, Chevrons ' 38 39 ' Blazer ' 9, A.C.A. Advisory Board ' 3g, Senior-Mid Plays ' 3g, Junior Plays ' 37, President Junior Class ' 37, Student Government Representative ' 38, ' 40, Prom Usher ' 38, Chairman Rec Room Com- mittee ' 38, Rec Room Committee ' 38, ' 39. OF 1940 1937-40 SHIRLEY RUTH HAMILTON Oxford, Maine Vassar flashing fire chief. . .skiing prowess. . .the fourth sister . . . friendliness . . . Maine potatoes . . . Q.E.D. ' jg, ' 40, Fidelio ' 38, ' jg, ' 40, Student Gov- ernment Representative ' 38, ' 40, Athletic Council ' jg, ' 40, Head of Basketball ' $g, " A " Society ' 40, Head of Skiing ' 40, Vice President Senior-Mid Class ' 39, Vice President A.C.A. ' 40, Christmas Party ' 40, En- tertainment Committee ' jg, Prom Committee ' jjp, Jun- ior Plays ' j8, Senior-Mid Play ' jg, Senior Play ' 40. ;.-x . . 1937-40 NANCY HARRISON 45 Pleasant Street, Methuen, Massachusetts Mt. Ida Junior giggles . . . Nancy and Nancy Incorporated . . the Babe Ruth of Abbot . . . blond curly hair . . . hand-knit sweaters and socks . . . Philomatheia ' jg, ' 40, Head of Baseball ' jg, Athletic Council ' jg, Numerals ' 38, Hiking Leader ' 40, Griffin Entertainment ' 40, " A " Society. [27] THE CLASS 1936-40 MARY MYNDERSE HOWARD Kinderhook, New York Wheaton Wednesday meetings. . .hair. . .passion for huge bedroom slippers . . . lost waistline . . . music the- ory woes . . . platonic fraternity pin . . . President Student Government ' 40, Q.E.D. ' 39, ' 40, " A " Society ' $g, Chevron ' 39, Varsity Hockey ' 59, ' 40, President Senior-Mid Class ? 3g, Fidelio ' 39, ' 40, Prom Decorating Committee ' 39, Senior-Mid Plays ' 39, Costume Committee Senior Play ' 40, President Junior Class ' 38, Nominating Committee ' $g, ' 40, Class Marshal ' jg, A.C.A. Advisory Board ' 37, ' 38, Christmas Party ' 38, English II Plays ' 37, Honor Bonus ' 37, ' 38, Proctor Bonus ' 37, ' 38, Gargoyle En- tertainment ' ' 3g, Entertainment Committee ' 3g. I937-40 JANE LITTAUER Charcoal Hill, Westport, Connecticut Pratt Institute painter of divine posters. . .S.A.E. pin. . .black beret. . .emotional upsets on receiving letters from the Norseman. . .enduring tan... divine jewelry . . . the funny one . . . L.B.A. ' 38, ' 3g, ' 40, Fidelio ' 3g, ' 40, Choir ' 40, Tear- book Board ' 40, Prom Decorating Committee ' 3g, French Play ' 40, Numerals ' 40, Vice President and Treasurer L.B.A. ' 40, Art for Senior Play ' 40. [28] OF 1940 1938-40 MARGARET MEYER 45 Seminole Avenue, Forest Hills, New York Katharine Gibbs bangs... roll call ... clothes from Fifth Avenue ' 40, Gargoyle Entertainment ' 39, Music Committee . . . fencing fanatic . . . neatness . . . ' ' dinner dresses for Senior Play ' 40, Varsity Hockey ' 40, Numerals ' 40, and no make-up ' ' . . . Posture Marker ' 40. Aeolian ' 39, ' 40, Fidelio ' 39, ' 40, President of Fidelio 1 939-40 MARIETTA MEYER Bismarck, North Dakota Wellesley a package a day . . . North Dakota accent . . . tallest 1940. . .telephone calls from Bismarck. . . mail-mail-mail. . .figure skating. . .plaid skirt. Philomatheia. [29] THE CLASS 1 939-40 JEAN WINNIFRED MOIR Marcellus, New York contagious smile. . .personality ... Madam Ab- la Syracuse ... physics fizzles . bot. . .dark attractiveness and curly hair. . .viva Courant, Senior Play. Wellesley I937-40 MARY DEAN NAFF Portland, Arkansas Vassar candid camera addict. . .southern street shag step... " No, he ' s going to Panama " ... accent from Arkansas . . . the one with the ragin ' con- tagin ' . . . Odeon ' 40, Secretary ' 40, Yearbook Board ' 40, Secre- tary Senior Class ' 40, Treasurer Junior Class ' j8, Junior Plays ' 38, Numerals ' g. [30] OF 1940 1938-40 NADENE WARREN NICHOLS 38 High Street, Peterboro, New Hampshire Skidmore tops in fencing, skiing and basketball. . .contin- Committee ' 40, Numerals ' 40, Christmas Party ' jg, ually looking like a page out of Vogue. . .history Fencing Team ' 40, Gargoyle Basketball Team ' 40, worries. . .a laugh a minute. . . Varsity Basketball ' 40. Q.E.D. ' 40, A.C.A. Advisory Board ' 40, Rec Room 1 939-40 SUSAN JANE PLACE Cortland, New York Syracuse little big girl. . .perpetual good humor and grin Press Chairman. . . .long dark lashes. . .pink hat and aqua coat. . [31] THE CLASS 1936-40 RUTH MILDRED POORE 370 Ames Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts skill in skiing and skating. . .craze for cereal. . . and lawyer brothers. . . conversations with Mr. Richardson. . .doctor Odeon ' 40, Fidelio ' g, ' 40, Numerals ' 3g. I937-40 JACQUELINE PROCTOR 78 Glen Avenue, Newton Centre, Massachusetts Wellesley goldness of acquired bangs . . . letters from the East. . .broken leg a la shag. . .knack for melo- drama. . .French eyes. . .favorite head masseuse . . .friend in need. . .the one and only Chuff. . . President A.C. A. ' 40, A.D.S. ' 3g, ' 40, Fidelio ' 38, ' jg, ' 40, Choir ' 39, ' 40, Student Government Council ' 3g, ' 40, President Senior-Mid Class ' $g, Vice President Junior-Mid Class ' 38, A.D.S. Plays ' jg, ' 40, Senior Play ' 40, Draper Dramatics ' 38, ' jg, Manager Senior- Mid Plays ' 3g, Secretary A.C. A. ' yg, Numerals ' $g, Hiking Leader ' 40, A.C. A. Advisory Board ' 40. Christmas Party ' 39, ' 40, Entertainment Committee ' 38, ' 40, Senior-Mid Tea Dance Committee ' jg, Prom Decorating Committee ' jg, Prom Usher ' 38, Gargoyle Entertainment ' $g. [32] OF 1940 1938-40 ANNE RUSSELL RIVINIUS 346 Main Street, Winchester, Massachusetts Vassar Yes, Q_E.D. tonight. . .famous blonde streak. . . Dartmouth Carnival ... and how she loves her " Dickey ' s " . . . demon knitter .. .swing it, Riv! Q.E.D. ' jg, ' 40, President Q.E.D. ' 40, Fidelio ' g, ' 40, Chairman Entertainment Committee ' 40, Student Government Council ' _jp, Rec Room Committee ' 39, ' 40, Senior-Mid Plays ' jg, Gargoyle Entertainment Com- mittee ' jg, Prom Decorating Committee ' gg, Pres- Chairman ' 40. Garden Party ' jg. g-— » I mi 1936-40 CHRISTINE ROBINSON Oxford, Maine University of Maine known by " spots " .. .jumpin ' jive jitterbug and Junior-Prep Plays ' 37, Senior-Mid Plays ' jg, Rec shoulder shaker . . . punctuality plus . . . the panic Room Committee ' 3g, Numerals ' 38, Gargoyle Basket- of the French plays . . . ball Team ' 55, ' 40, Christmas Party ' 37. Courant ' 39, ' 40, Fidelio ' jp, ' 40, French Plays ' 40, [33] - THE CLASS 1935-40 PRISCILLA RUSS 130 Broadway, Haverhill, Massachusetts Duke platinum brunette ... dyed to match. . .giggle ...exterior meekness, internal tornado. . .late papers. . .little voice. L.B.A. ' 39, ' 40, Fidelia ' 39, ' 40, Numerals " 37, Hiking Leader ' 40, Vice President Junior-Mid Class ' 38, Nominating Committee ' 37, Junior Plays ' 37, Prom Usher ' 38, Griffin Entertainment ' 36, ' 38, ' 40. DORIS SAWYER 60 Bartlet Street, Andover, Massachusetts 1935-40 blonde vivacity .. .personality plus athletic in- clinations. . .often seen " Bucklin " down to a bit of work in the Senior Parlor . . . Harvard en- thusiast. . . " Well, you know what I mean! " . . . L.B.A. ' 38, ' 39, ' 40, Fidelio ' 37, ' 38, ' 5,9, ' 40, Head of Day Scholars ' 39, Head of Tennis ' 40, Student Government Council ' 37, ' 38, ' 39, Day Scholar Repre- sentative ' 38, Athletic Council ' 40, Varsity Tennis ' 37, ' 38, ' 39, Gargoyle Tennis Team ' 37, ' 38, ' 39, Gat- [34] Mt. Vernon Junior goyle Song Leader ' 40, Secretary-Treasurer Gargoyles ' 40, Gargoyle Entertainment Committee ' 37, ' 39, Day Scholar Entertainment Committee ' 38, Senior Play ' 40, Senior-Mid Play ' 39, Junior-Mid Play ' 38, Tea Dance Committee ' 39, Prom Usher ' 38, " A " Society ' 39, ' 40, Secretary-Treasurer " A " Society ' 40, Numer- als ' 36, Chevrons ' 38, Treasurer Junior-Mid Class ' 38, Secretary Junior Class ' 37, Visitors Day Com- mittee ' 39, Hiking Leader ' 37. OF 1940 1 937-40 1937-40 ANNE SCHOEPFLIN 91 Valley Road, Larchmont, New York Wells carrot top. . .animation. . .able vocal chords. . . Rec Room Committee ' 40, A.D.S. Plays ' 40, Senior- all for a Union man. . . " Oh, Charlie is my dar- Mid Plays ' 39, Junior Plays ' 38, Griffin Song Leader ling! " .. .dimples. . . ' 40, Entertainment Committee ' 40, Griffin Entertain ment Committee ' 40, Secretary Junior Class ' 38, Num- A.D.S. ' 40, Fidelio ' 38, ' 39, ' 40, Choir ' 40, Chairman erals ' jg. DOROTHY SCHWIEBERT 101-05 Herrick Avenue, Forest Hills, New York Mt. Holyoke frequent visits to P.A. festivities. . . " Oh, Denny, Advisory Board ' jg, Numerals ' 3g, Christmas Party OH! " . . .sleepy-time gal... known by her top- ' jg, Griffin Entertainment ' 40, Griffin Basketball knot. . .dimple in chin, devil within. . . Team ' 40. Philomatheia ' g, ' 40, Fidelio ' 38, ' jp, ' 40, A.C.A. [35] i " e v i imaA cl THE CLASS 1938-40 MARY VILETTE SPAULDING 53 Elm Street, Worcester, Massachusetts Sarah Lawrence drama devotee . . . vacationing with an appen- dectomy. . .lingering laugh. . .Abbot ' s dazzling deb... A.D.S. ' 39, ' 40, Treasurer A.D.S. ' jg, Varsity Hockey ' jg, ' 40, A.D.S. Plays ' 39, Senior-Mid Play ' 38, Senior Play ' 40, Draper Dramatics ' gg, Entertainment Committee ' $g. 1938-40 ELLEN LOUISE SPEAR 45 Franklin Street, Rumford, Maine Well ' es ley short and sweet . . . red hair . . . wonderful blue Philomatheia ' jg, ' 40, President of Philomatheia ' 40, eyes . . . the class physician ... an orchid from the Vice President of Student Government ' 40, Senior man . . . spick-and-span room . . . close connec- Play ' 40. tions with winter carnival in home town. . . [36] OF 1940 1937-40 ELIZABETH BROOKER TRAVIS 285 Migeon Avenue, Torrington, Connecticut Connecticut versatility plus magic music . . . giggle . . . black stationery . . . marvelous movies . . . Senior meet- ings in the Parlor. . .willing Fidelio accompanist — and Howe! Aeolian ' $g, ' 40, Fidelio ' 38, ' $g, ' 40, Choir ' 39, : ' 40, President Senior Class ' 40, President Junior Class ' 38, Student Government Council ' 40, Executive Board ' 40, Chairman Abbot Bazaar ' jg, Honor Bonus ' 38, Christmas Party ' jg, Senior Picnic Com- mittee ' ' 40, Tea Dance Committee ' j8, Gargoyle En- tertainment ' jg, Numerals y jg, Class Song Leader ' 38, School Song Leader ' jg, ' 40, Secretary-Treasurer Aeolian ' 40, English II Plays ' 38, Senior-Mid Plays ' jg, Draper Dramatics ' jg, Senior Play ' 40, Numerals ' jg, Yearbook Board ' 40. 1938-40 ANDREA SWIFT WARBURG 34 East 70th Street, New York, N. Y. Barnard Sun Valley and favored cowboy. . .books of the month ... sponsor of the gossip column... in- fernal triangle. . .plaid reversible. . . Courant ' $g, ' 40, Editor Courant ' 40, French Plays ' 40, Senior Play ' 40, Gargoyle Tennis Team ' jg, ' 40, Entertainment Committee ' 40, Gargoyle Enter- tainment ' ' 3g. [37] THE CLASS 1 935-40 BETTIE WEAVER 169 Chestnut Street, North Andover, Massachusetts Briarclijfe Junior our tall smoothie day scholar. . .dancer divine. . Princeton correspondence and yen for Harvard . . .usually seen " Rip " ping around in green convertible . . . L.B.A. ' gg, ' 40, Yearbook Board ' 40, Junior-Mid Plays ' 38, Senior-Mid Plays ' jg, Senior Play ' 40, Day Scholar Entertainment ' 37, Gargoyle Entertain- ment Committee ' jg, Visitors ' Day Committee ' 39, Numerals ' 3g. 1936-40 JOAN HATHAWAY WEBSTER 39 Park Avenue, Wakefield, Massachusetts Wellesley skipper of the Yearbook . . . flowing tresses . . . arm pumper. . .grippit plugs for ears. . .scarcity of nose. . .the adorable Duchess. . . Q.E.D. ' jg, ' 40, Fidelio ' 40, Editor-in-Chief Tear- book ' 40, " A " Society ' 39, ' 40, President " A " Society ' 40, Treasurer A.C.A. ' 40, A.C.A. Advisory Board ' 40, Treasurer Junior Class ' 37, President Junior-Mid Class ' 38, Junior Plays ' 37, Senior-Mid Plays ' gg, Draper Dramatics ' jg, Senior Play ' 40, Numerals ' 37, Head of Deck Tennis ' 3g, ' 40, Student Government Council ' 3g, Gargoyle Entertainment Committee ' 3g, Prom Decorating Committee ' 3g, Christmas Party ' 40, Prom Usher ' 38, Visitors ' Day Committee ' 38, ' 3g, Entertainment Committee ' 3g, Honor Roll ' 38, Rec Room Committee ' 3g, Hiking Leader ' 40. [38] OF 1940 1938-40 MARCIA WHEELER 96 East Fourth Street, Corning, New York Skidmore passion for Glen Miller. . .laughter. . .attractive Aeolian ' 40, Fidelio ' 40, Gargoyle Entertainment ' 39, room. . .Exeter enthusiast ... brother in Boston Prom Committee ' 40. . . . wit or half-wit . . . 1938-40 DANNA WHITLOCK 364 East Main Street, Bay Shore, L. I., N. Y. Harcum Junior giggles and giggles . . . English class cat naps . . . ' g, French Play ' 40, Senior Play ' 40, Griffin Enter- gift for gab. . .demon knitter. . .coy chapeaux tainment ' 40, President of Choir ' 40, Varsity Hockey . . .Friday night steady . . . ' 39, ' 40. Aeolian ' 40, Fidelio ' 40, Choir ' 40, Senior-Mid Play [39] « Z " THE CLASS 1938-40 RACHEL MERILYN WHITNEY 41 Pine Street, Danvers, Massachusetts smooth convertible ... sense of humor. . .never about! " ... a worry. . .drawing fiend. . .color combinations . . . " Oh, I don ' t even know what she ' s talking L.B.A. ' 39, ' 40, Gargoyle Entertainment ' $g. 1938-40 MARGERY WICK 8 School Street, Bradford, Pennsylvania contagious laugh. . .class of forty ' s blues singer . . .bass voice. . .corruption in Fidelio. . . " Don ' t move a thing " . . .cokes and Abbot Specials. . . Sister Goon. . . L.B.A. ' 40, Fidelio ' 40, Senior Play ' 40, Varsity Basketball ' jg, Griffin Basketball Team ' 40. [40] OF 1940 1937-40 WINIFRED FRANCES WIGLESWORTH 405 East Bridge Street, Cynthiana, Kentucky Hollins Kentucky drawl . . . cider hair rinses . . . class emotion . . . bacteriologist ... a touch lackadaisical . . . natural jokes ... impressive English theme. . .perpetual Philomatheia ' 39, ' 40, Numerals ' jg. (( 1937-40 PRISCILLA WILLIAMS 18 Newton Street, Brockton, Massachusetts " Did you get a letter? " . . .lively and full of pep . . . wonderful figure and clothes . . . passion for reading magazines. . .boot, saddle, to horse and away . . . Q.E.D. ' 40, Fidelio ' jg, " 40, Head of Riding ' 40, Bryn Mawr Varsity Riding ' 38, Numerals ' 35, Athletic Council ' 40, A.C.A. Advisory Board ' 39, Secretary A.C.A. ' 40, Treasurer Senior-Mid Class ' jg, Christmas Party ' 39, ' 40, Senior Play ' 40. [41] I LtScM THE CLASS 1937-40 JANE ANN WILSON 1 1 Rangley Road, Winchester, Massachusetts " A dozen best juice oranges, please " . . .cast on A. A. A. Treasurer ' 40, Entertainment Committee ' 39, 46, purl 10, etc ... wonderful clothes ... every- Prom Usher ' 38, Griffin Entertainment ' 39, Numerals thing " Hospital clean " . . .laughter like mad. . . ' 39. L.B.A, ' $g, ' 40, President Junior-Mid Class ' 38, 1 937-40 NANCY DALE WILSON 14 Lafayette Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey The Wheelock School a " gee maise " here and a " gee maise " there. .. L.B.A. ' 39, ' 40, Fidelio ' 39, ' 40, Numerals ' 39, Rutgers or Exeter? . . . love of advice . . . day Prom Usher ' 37, Secretary Junior-Mid Class ' 37, scholars . . . Aunt Nancy . . . Griffin Entertainment ' 40. [42] OF 1940 1938-40 GERTRUDE WIND 426 West Elm Street, Brockton, Massachusetts Sarah Lawrence gracious Griffin. . .Mrs. Gray ' s pride and joy. . . Boston Herald. . .hair and eyes ... imitations .. . sense of humor . . . footlights forever . . . A.D.S. ' 39, Fidelio ' 40, President A.D.S. ' 40, Cap- tain of Griffins ' 40, Yearbook Board ' 40, Varsity Golf ' $g, Varsity Hockey ' 40, Athletic Council ' 40, Hiking Leader ' 40, Numerals ' 40, Senior-Mid Play ' 39, A.D.S. Plays ' 40, Draper Dramatics ' jg, Senior Play ' 40, Griffin Entertainment Committee ' 40, Visitors Day Committee ' jg, Griffin Basketball Team ' 40, Varsity Basketball ' 40. The Song of the Class of ' 40 Ring Song With hearts and with voices ringing Along with cheers and laughter gay The Class of ' 40 hails you ' Til its everlasting day; Remembering the happy hours In the long years that have passed, We ' ll cheer for the Class of ' 40 To the very, very last. Tree Song As days give way to months And months to years, This chestnut tree will grow And hold no fear Of losing life, or threat, or food, But persevere Her happy, peaceful life, In Abbot ' s fold While we must face another world And risks untold; The days of work and play Which now are past There was no time to value, They sped so fasti But memories of cherished days, Like trees, will last. -Priscilla Williams Such golden memories, vibrant, deep, Of treasured days, The ties of friendship made along Our carefree ways Acquiring strength to stand the blows Life seems to bring: All this we have forever bound In thee, our ring. Such precious things! the victory o ' er A burdening fear The bits of wisdom gleaned to make Life ' s pathways clear, The true ideals to which we ' ll strive And bravely cling: All this we have forever bound In thee, our ring. Some glistening tears are jewelled there Among them all, So sadly shed o ' er childhood cares Now trifling, small, Yet each another seed is, sown For flowering: All this we have forever bound In thee, our ring. -Elizabeth Travis [43] SENIOR-MID CLASS THE SONG OF THE CLASS OF ' 41 Classmates stand together Class of ' 41 Fair or stormy weather Our Abbot life has been a lot of fun Loyal to her standards Till our job is done Back Row: Harvey, Waterhouse, Mills, E. Fowler, Jones Front Row: Long, Hartwell, McCreery In the future we ' ll be singing Betsy Fowler and Emily Mills were the And her P raises wiU be rin g in g Senior-Mid presidents; Sue Long and Jo Class of ' 4.1 ' Hartwell the vice presidents; Addie Water- house and Jessie McCreery the secretaries; Dorothy Harvey and Dorie Jones the treasurers. Back Row: C. Hill, Woodman, Mary Martin, Tyer, Rabling, Campbell, Purcell, Nelson, Colder, Waterhouse, Waugh,Hosford Front Row: List, Whiltier, Knox, Biart, Means, Sommer, Kelley, Towne, Boynton, Hartwell, Jones, Long, E. Fowler [44] You who are about to succeed us, we salute you! All year long you ' ve bought our secondhand books and have made us realize that we soon will be " old stuff. " Soon all our front rooms, parlor, Intervale, lights, and college confusion will be yours. Gleeful shouts of the Senior Mids re-echo in the corridors, and Sherman and Home- stead tremble beneath your din. Complica- tions set in when Chaucer and long Thanksgiving and Christmas verses came upon the scene. You gave plays so impres- sive that we got a slight crimp in our ego, realizing that all would be far from lost with the exodus of the Class of ' 40. En- viously you watched us go off to Intervale, lent us extra ski pants, and had your first experience at pie-cutting and being the " oldies. " You received our madly en- thusiastic postcards and thought with ec- stasy of the Intervale to come. Midyears over and the byword seemed to be " I ' ll never get to be a Senior. " Streams of hopefuls invaded Miss Sweeney ' s office to talk college. Some former pea- green preps became peagreen Senior Mids when your class sweaters were first worn. Oh! such has been your pride in at last possessing these distinguished garments that we fear said garments will be worn to tatters come the year ' 41 ! You must have felt sort of bouncy inside when at long last you marched into Davis Hall for the Senior Play and sported a jubilant new song along with your new sweaters. Prom came along with the forsythia, and many was the snappy Senior Mid who " swang " happily far into the night. Your picnic, amid hamburgers and hilarity, is now behind you; with impres- sive ceremony you have received the Sen- ior Parlor as your own. Final exams and college boards will soon be things of the past. Ivy planting and the Parting Hymn found you deep in reverie. May your Sen- ior year be as joyous as ours has been, and may it come to a safe and successful con- clusion! Back Row: McClellan, McCreery, Harvey, Scammon, Shields, Poynter, Grieco, Little, Eccles, Gerrish, Packard Front Row: Mills, Fiske, Rafton, Bondy, Moody, Stott, Harris, Philbin, D. White, E. White, Margery Martin, Maytag [45] Back Row: fitting, M. Dean, Finneran, Rathbone Front Row: Davey, Beach, Stuart, Tuttle JUNIOR-MID CLASS You find yourselves in the " neither hay nor grass " state, don ' t you? Neither babes nor hags, you seem to be in a divine realm of ' ' in-between " with lots of fun and little to worry about. Your tea dance went off amid hair-bows and heartbeats, and everyone seemed " happy about the whole thing. " You study American literature and puzzle over parallelograms. And between your social and your academic obligations you have time throughout the year for contemplations of whom to take to Prom next year and of how becoming yellow sweaters are apt to be. Five years you plan to spend in learning to be either delightfully domestic or leisurely learned. Soon — all t oo soon — you will have College Boards and decisions about " the next step " on your hands, so be happy and carefree while you may! Who ' s Who among the Junior Mids: Presidents— Jane Davey and Harriet Beach; Vice Presidents — Margaret Stuart and Ann Zeitung; Secretaries — Mary Ellen Finneran and Marjorie Dean; Treasurers — Lucia Tuttle and Ruth Rathbone. Back Row: eitung, Craig, England, M. Dean, Bolton, Beach, Davey, Lacey, Finneran, Stuart, Tuttle Front Row: B. Hill, Gorsuch, Smithers, Winslow, B. Wilson, Gourley, Rathbone, Jamieson [46] Hail to our " little sisters! " We don ' t know you so well, but we know where to find you! We like your new Abbey House and think you are mighty lucky, but we don ' t like having absolutely no authority there ourselves! You certainly did a smooth job decorating your rooms, though of course Venetian blinds set off drapes better than our ancient shades, but we can ' t help ad- miring your glamor-girl suites . . . And we have to hand it to you for the way you have polished up your dancing since Christmas. We were sick with despair when you first visited the Rec Room and could only glide to three-quarter time. By now our best jitterbug gives the ad- dress of Abbey House! You are to go down in history as the famed first inhabitants of Abbey. If only we had been born a few years later! Leaders of the Juniors and Preps are: Joan Wyatt and Betsy Lytle, Presidents; Marilyn Menschik and Sue Bates, Vice- Presidents; Natty Curran and Betty Hardy, Secretaries; and Louise Clark and Diantha Hamilton, Treasurers. Back Row: Clark, Hardy, Bates, D. Hamilton Front Row: Menschik, Wyatt, Lytle JUNIOR-PREP CLASS Back Row: Wieting, R. Wind, E. Cole, Johnson, Hardy, Bates, Menschik, Wyatt, Lytle, D. Hamilton, Todd, Barss, Caldarone, Snider, Nutton, Eaton Middle Row: Duncan, Barlow, D. Dean, P. White, Goodall, Lehmann, Ware, E. Brooks, Beckman Front Row: Clark, McFarlin, Curran, E. Williams, Strater [47] ORGANIZATIONS and SOCIETIES Tidings of found fountain pens and lost posture marks . . .chalk dust flying. . . concentrated study of bul- letin board essential . . . hectic meetings. . . " Are we going -to have a party? " . . . Stu G hashing... A.C. A. tonight. . .A. A. A. pulling tendons . . . chapel rehear- sals . . . despairing faculty advisers . . . new member- ship discussions. . . " How can I be in both places at Along with fish and callers, Friday night brings society meetings in great abundance. Seven-fifteen finds us in various rooms re- laxing on bed, floor or chair, pursuing our favorite extracurricular activity. The new method of having each upperclassman sign up for the society the program of which interests her most prevents the sorry situations which arose when a future Bernhardt was forced to dabble about with test tubes and Bunsen burners. Hav- ing expressed our preference we cling to the heirloom benches with death-like grip and hearts pounding when Miss Hearsey announces the new Society members — all in the hope that we will hear our name called for membership in our favorite group. Many meetings are spent in pre- paration for society chapels, and on those great days we throw together bed and room and sally forth at eight-five to be entertainingly instructed in science or one of the arts. Our figures, we fear, are sadly affected by the amount of food we consume at meetings. Many is the coke carton and chocolate cake that has been made away with, resulting in poundage and pleasure... ACTIVITIES Calling hour often comes in conflict with our meetings when one of our number is summoned to trip fantastically, if not lightly, below. However, despite inter- ruptions and distractions societies are hard-working groups that get a great deal accomplished. During the week the bulletin board also announces meetings of other organizations: iA.G.A. presenting an impressive chapel, A. A. A. making plans for a field day, or Stu G discussing proctors or the unfortu- nate behavior of Sally Snooks. In the begin- ning of the year desperate treasurers tear around begging blue checks in order that the organizations and societies may be sufficiently affluent to carry on their pro- jects. General confusion arises when one must report to three meetings all at i :50. Besides the societies and the major organ- izations, there are Fidelio and Choir sing- ing lustily, the Yearbook Board worrying constantly, and the " A " Society dashing off for a frolic, giving us a hectic but colorful school year. [49] Student Government We may seem like a group of so-called, queers, " stuges " etc. ., but we are not different from the rest, really. We help with the general order and smooth-running of the school, receive petitions, and make suggestions which we believe will strength- en weaknesses. We elect the corridor and chapel proctors, take care of elections throughout the year, and are represented on the Rating Committee. The Executive Board includes the four Student Government officers, the presi- dent of the Senior Class and the presidents of A.A.A. and A.C.A. The Student Coun- cil, a larger body, is made up of the Execu- tive Board, the vice president of the Senior Class, A.A.A. , A.C.A. and the presidents of the four lower classes. Almost every Wednesday the familiar notice of " Stu G Council Meeting 4:15 " is seen, and these are all very important occasions when we check up on ourselves and make nominations. The Rec Room Committee (membership on which takes real courage for ours is the task of turning Garry, Balcke, Howard, Spear off the Vic at the proper moment) and the Study Hall proctors are all a part of our organization. The 1939-40 officers were: Mary How- ard, President; Ellen Spear, Vice President; Eleanor Balcke, Secretary; Dorothy Garry, Head of Day Students. Back Row: Cowles, Hall, Wyatt Middle Row: Garry, Spear, Balcke, Proctor, Howard. Beach, Lytle, Davey Front Row: S. Hamilton, Travis, Mills, E. Fowler, Chase [50] Back Row: Schwiebert, Webster, Kelley, P. Williams, Nichols, Nelson, Bolten, Balcke Middle Row: E. White, Elliot, Proctor, S. Hamilton, Chandler, Ellis Front Row: Means, Boynton, D. Hamilton Abbot Christian Association It is hard to put into words what A.C.A. really is. It is something we feel is there, not only on Sunday evenings or at vesper services, but all the time. When we think of our past year definite pictures flash through our minds: ploughing through snowy roads to Lawrence to the Red and Gold Gift Shop, getting a bewildered salesgirl to follow us as we bought the store out for the Andover children ' s Christ- mas party, Room 64 piled high with pack- ages bearing such labels as " Frank Far- rette, Age 5, Mittens, " and then seeing Frank ' s glowing face when later at the party he received them; the dignified ad- visory board tearing around a la horse with wild children wahooing on their backs; Christmas tableaux, soft colored lights shining on the wise men, the babe in the manger, and the mother Mary; the purchasing and dressing of Senior dolls and their trip to Hindman to brighten many a heart on Christmas (we hope the uneven hems weren ' t noticed!); apprecia- P. Williams, S. Hamilton, Proctor, Webster tive letter from our Abbot friend at Hindman; teas with Miss Tuttle in Home- stead with the munching of caramels and much discussion of budget balancing; Golden Rule suppers by candlelight. Jacquy Proctor, President; Shirley Ham- ilton, Vice President; Joan Webster, Trea- surer; Priscilla Williams, Secretary. [5i] Back Row: Knox, Bolten, Cross, Webster, Campbell, Ellis, Winslow, G. Wind, S. Cole Middle Row: Rabling, P. Williams, Colley, Davey, Sawyer, Nelson, Wick, S. Hamilton Front Row: Eccles, Hall, J. Wilson, Chase Abbot Athletic Association A. A. A. Council is made up of heads of major and minor sports, club captains, and the Director of Physical Education and her Assistant; namely, Miss Carpenter and Miss Rhodes. Margi Hall is the President, Mollie Chase the Vice President, Jane Wilson Treasurer, and Nancy Eccles Sec- retary. Other members of Council are: Julie Nelson, hockey; Marcia Colley, basketball; Doris Sawyer, tennis; Priscilla Williams, riding; Marge Wick, baseball; Peggy Rabling, golf; Shirley Hamilton, snow; Gisela Bolten, ice; Jane Davey, the dance; and heads of minor sports — hiking, Connie Cross; badminton, Beverley Win- slow; croquet, Eleanor Knox; ping pong, Betty Ellis; archery, Phyllis Campbell; deck tennis, Joan Webster; and Sally Cole and Gitty Wind, of course. At our meetings, usually held during " Tiffin, " we organize our sports seasons. Sometimes the weather man forgets to watch our schedule — witness our third blizzard on April 22! And quite the other J. Wilson, Eccles, Hall, Chase way, our long-anticipated ice carnival simply never came off for lack of ice! However, Fall Field Day leaves rich memories, likewise the Snow Carnival, each of which came off under perfect aus- pices in its proper season. Luncheon rides, nose-bag walks, skating parties or snow sculpture helped to round out a great out- door sports year. [52] " A " Society Yearbook A girl is eligible for membership in Abbot ' s athletic society when she has won 250 ath- letic points and received a High Beta rating twice, once in the period just pre- ceding elections. She is then privileged to wear the lovely big Abbot-blue " A " . It is possible but difficult to win the " A " in two years; Connie Cross and Phyll Crock- er did it. Most points are won in the fall season, the longest of the three, when a varsity team counts 40, sub-varsity 35, and a club team 30 points. In the shorter seasons points are won in proportion. On our annual picnic Cole ' s station wagon has come in for heavy duty to near- by beaches where fast and furious baseball is played between the " Ga ' s " and the " Gr ' s, " with Miss Hearsey and Miss Carpenter taking part. ' Tis strange, but invariably true that on such picnics some- one falls accidentally into the ocean and has to be rescued by all the rest! The " A " Society offers countless joys. Joan Webster, President. Doris Sawyer, Secretary- Treasurer. Back Row: Chase, S. Cole Middle Row: Cross, B. Fowler, Bolten, Knox, Sawyer, Hall, Crocker, Harrison Front Row: Howard, Eccles, Webster We were all terribly excited when we were elected to the Yearbook Board this fall. Hectic meetings with photographer, en- graver and printer began almost at once, and a dummy was figured out for us per- fect dummies. Arguments about the cover, light red or burgundy — more " ads " - Marie asking Bobbie " Have you tried the Inn? " — Mary Dean whipping around get- ting everyone in the strangest poses— " We ' ll have to cut four pages out of that too " — Taxi lending her artistic self- Weaver writing en route to and from school — Pat and Gitty tearing their hair- late meetings in Room 62 — Fowler writ- ing like mad — Duchess with her inde- scribable flair — one more week and we go to press — time out for Miss Rath ' s crackers and cheese — Libby being much more than " ex officio " — all this and more! Editor-in-chief, Joan Webster; Business Manager, Marie Bertram; Assistant Business Manager, Barbara Brown; Art Editor, Jane Littauer ; Literary Editors, Barb Fowler, Gitty Wind, Pat Elliot, Bettie Weaver; Photog- raphy, Mary Dean Naff and Libby Travis. Back Row: Brown, Naff, Travis, G. Wind Front Row: Littauer, B. Fowler, Webster, Bertram, Weaver, Elliot [53] Back Row: Howard, Littauer, Carlson, Shields, Chase, Long, Rabling, D. White, Nelson, E. Fowler, Whitlock, Meyer, Travis, Fiske, S. Hamilton, Poore, Chandler, McClellan, Proctor, G. Wind, Balcke Middle Row: Bittner, Wick, Jones, B. Fowler, Robinson. Harris, Waterhouse, Campbell, McCreery, Little, Eccles, Webster, P. Williams, Schwiebert, Cowles, Bolten Front Row: S. Cole, Cross, Harvey, B. Brooks, Crocker, Hall, Stott, Russ, Martin, Rivinius, N. Wilson, Wheeler Fidelio Rehearsals on Mondays and Fridays; re- hearsals which might have become dull, but which became enjoyable under the directorship of Mr. Howe — his jokes, his endless remarks about our terrific enunci- ation, his depressed face, or his uncon- trolled laughter at our ideas of true pitch. We can still hear the " ohs " and " ahs " when a favorite piece was handed out to be practiced. And these moments have their good reward for ours, of course, are the joint concerts. There was one with the Andover boys who came down the hill to Abbot; and then we went to Exeter, sing- ing all the way to New Hampshire as we rolled cross country by bus. Spring music at last! Rehearsals for rally night and graduation come to the fore. Here the Seniors must bid adieu to Fidelio and step aside that " New Fidelio " may come into its own. It has been such nifty fun; every bit worthwhile. President of Fidelio, Margaret Meyer; Accompanist, Libby Travis. Back Row: Littauer, Harvey, Nelson, B. Brooks, Crocker Middle Row: Bolten, Stott, Proctor, Martin, Whitlock Front Row: Todd, Schoepfiin, Lytle, Travis, Hall (Absent) Jones Choir One of Abbot ' s rarest opportunities is membership in the Choir under Miss Friskin ' s able direction. [54] Abbot Dramatic Society A.D.S. meeting on Friday night is an eagerly anticipated and popular event for us to look forward to. This year some- thing which we had wanted for a long time came our way — a new studio on the fourth floor of Draper! It is a big, clear room with an atmosphere particularly " stagey. " At our meetings we read plays to each other and then discuss them, always with Mrs. Gray ' s limitless technique and depth of understanding to help us in our enjoy- ment and comprehension. December ninth was one of our most important dates for on that night we put on our first plays of the year. There were many hectic rehearsals and finally the most hectic of all, with Sally and Dottie dash ing out to get hamburgers for the crowd before the rehearsal had even started. Jacquy had to give up her part because of her broken ankle, but she made herself absolutely indispensable, as always. Dear Mrs. Gray! We marvel that she sur- vives all rehearsals with giggly, tardy girls, and still has so much enthusiasm and gay- ety on the big night. We wouldn ' t be the same without Gitty, our energetic president. Mary Spaulding, our treasurer, had to miss part of the year, but she came into her own soon after her return. What a riot when we get to- gether with Addie ' s sense of humor, Julie ' s dancing feet, Shef ' s catching laugh, Sue ' s repartee, and oh so much more talent! In April we were happy to welcome three new members: Peggy, Jo and Ruthie. Our chapel program which was pre- sented in May was a play called " The Long Christmas Dinner. " We give you -A.D.S. of io,39- ' 4o: Gertrude Wind, Mary Spaulding, Jac- queline Proctor, Sally Cole, Dorothy Garry, Sue Long, Adeline Waterhouse, Anne Schoepflin, Julie Nelson, Josephine Hartwell, Peggy Rabling and Ruth Rath- bone. Back Row: Proctor, G. Wind, Waterhouse, Garry, Spaulding Front Row: Schoepflin, S. Cole, Long, Rabling, Rathbone, Nelson, Hartwell [55] Aeolian Aeolian is a society for music-lovers. Though we are not required to be accom- plished performers, we say half proudly, half shyly, that we do our share! A great deal may be contributed to Aeolian by an enthusiastic interest in music. Our group activities spur us on to furthering in vari- ous ways our musical knowledge. Early this fall we looked into various books on the history of musical glasses. Then re- hearsals and more rehearsals for our special chapel where we played our own glasses. We were divided into two different groups, each group playing its particular program. Our repertoire consisted of several rounds; namely, " Three Blind Mice, " " Frere Jaques, " " Come Follow Me, " " Hark, the Bonny Christ Church Bells, " " The Wise Men Were But Seven " and " Come, Come Away " ; also a trio by Beethoven arranged especially for musical glasses. What riotous meetings! What a struggle to get the glasses tuned properly! A glass would be upset and then, " Oh Miggie, I ' m sorry, it ' s all over your dress! " Then someone else would miss a note and every- one would get mixed up. A little too much water here — not enough there. After our chapel we devoted ourselves to studying and singing songs from our favorite of favorites — the Gilbert and Sullivan Operas. Grouped around the piano in the music room we sang lustily with Miss Friskin directing us. Miss Fris- kin ' s sense of humor, her efficiency, her guidance, and her incomparable playing, are ever an inspiration to us all. We are grateful to her for her informal concerts in the McKeen Room where she so gra- ciously plays " Reflections in the Water " and so many other favorites. Our members are: Dorie Jones, Presi- dent; Elaine Dalrymple, Nancy Eccles, Dorothy Harvey, Harriet Means, Miggie Meyer, Helen Stott, Libby Travis, Marcia Wheeler and Danna Whitlock. Aleans, Dalrymple, Travis, Stott, Harvey, Eccles, Wheeler, Whitlock, Meyer, Jones [56] Back Row: Warburg, Cowles, Gerrish, B. Fowler Front Row: Philbin, Elliot, Moir, Balcke, Robinson, B. Brooks Courant Considering its age and dignity, the Courant and its members have been be- having rather oddly this year. Because of the diphtheria quarantine the page-proof of the magazine had to be baked before being sent to the printer! Wisecracked Miss Sweeney (without whom we would be utterly lost), " The Courant has been roast- ed, but never before has it been baked! " Queer things went on while we were planning the chapel program. One morn- ing was spent in trying to find an appro- priate place for the Abbot Spirit. Ye Editor, Miss Sweeney, the Abbot Spirit, and Mr. Robb had a fine time shouting to each other from various spots in, outside of, and even above the chapel, trying to find a place that was good acoustically without being obvious. The final choice — under the desk — was fine from the point of view of the audience, but the society members, knowing throughout the entire return of Madame Abbot just where the " Spirit " was lurking, had the same dif- ficulty in keeping their eyes averted as one who has just had a tooth pulled ex- periences in trying to keep his tongue out of the cavity. We will not soon forget Bev Brooks in the 1924 costume. None of us dared even venture a glance in her direc- tion for fear of setting off the entire group in a fit of giggles. We wonder if we will look as queer to the girls of 1964! Members of the Board attempt to write articles for the magazine, and it is their job also to search out literary talent among the other students. Twice a year they publish The Abbot Courant, and this year they have not only produced the material, but read proof and set up the copy as well. The i939- ' 40 staff has been: Andrea War- burg, Ye Editor; Eleanor Balcke, Ye Busi- ness Editor; and Jeanne Cowles, Patricia Elliot, Jean Moir, Christine Robinson, Barbara Fower, Beverly Brooks, Jane Phil- bin and Nancy Gerrish, Ye Literary Editors. [57] Back Row: Chadwick, Littauer, Sawyer, Hall Front Row: J. Wilson, Weaver, Waugh, Wick, N. Wilson, Russ, Whitney Les Beaux Arts At the beginning of the year there was no indecision about what we wanted to study, for last year we delved somewhat into Egyptian art and from that vantage point, Greece seemed the next logical step. But between our business meetings and our filling feasts, we had very little time left for the field of Greek art, and we decided to concentrate on Greek myths as depicted on the ancient vases. Miss Gay read or told us stories and their applica- tions to astronomy and poetry, as well as their use in art. There never was a person with a more vivid and inexhaustible supply of stories (all true and never the same one twice) ! Often she stopped in the middle o f a fascinating narrative and said it would be continued next week. Realization dawned, and we groaned and pled, but all in vain. Another week we had to wait. For our chapel program we chose the familiar myth of Perseus. In this one it was luckily more possible to make silhouettes look like those on Greek vases. We labored and laughed while we were making the funny pasteboard dragons that looked so surprisingly like the models when they were finished. We giggled unavoidably at the tremendous twists of the bodies —come Egyptian art! — perhaps you remember! However, it does have beautiful rhythm. Memories of our parties will linger long, even though they were usually on a Thurs- day night when time was limited. The spread on Margi ' s floor was quite the op- posite. We ate, and ate, and every now and then the words " tone, " " color, " " Grecian " etc. were heard, but we went on eating furiously in the hope that the " lights out " bell wouldn ' t ring for another minute anyway. Members of L.B.A. are: Margi Hafl, President; Jane Littauer, Priscilla Russ, Doris Sawyer, Bettie Weaver, Jane Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Rachel Whitney, Margery Wick, Sue Chadwick, Joan Waugh. [58] Odeon Once upon a time quite a good many years asro somebody who loved literature very much decided to start a society at Abbot for people with such a yearning. This soci- ety was promptly called Odeon. We are all very grateful for this somebody who did this favor because now even though we go rushing around madly ( Donald Duck fashion) we have a regularly organized time, on alternate Friday nights, which we have set aside for reading and discussing all phases of literature. We have done many different things this year. One evening we had an " In- formation Please " contest. Mollie was the spokesman. One question we thought was particularly good was " What bird in American poetry said two words and what were the two words? " Answer: " The Raven " and " Never More! " Interesting book reviews were read on a few occasions. Most of our time we spent on bringing in our favorite poems, gathered from the litera- ture of many lands. This research helped us with our chapel program in which travel was the dominant theme. In poetr we found set forth the beauty of different countries. Europe nowadays is out of the question for leisurely sight-seeing trips, and therefore we stressed in the end how much beauty we have in our own country which should surely not be overlooked. Our parties this year started off with a bansr. We were terriblv afraid that Miss Wilkinson, our new faculty adviser- competent and stimulating — thought we had lost all perspective when we greeted her with a boisterous feast. Our new mem- bers too must have had somewhat the same idea — a rash opinion, we assure you, for that is definitely not our first thought! Odeon membership is as follows: Mollie Chase, President; Carolyn Bittner, Joan Carlson, Mary Dean Naff, Ruth Poore, Mimi Calder, Margaret Little, Tink Downev, Nancv Whittier and Susan Woodman. Back Row: Little. Downey. Bittner. Carlson. Calder. Woodman Front Row: Whittier. .Xaff. Poore. Chase [59] Philomatheia This rather peculiar name means science to us, and we hope it does to you. We usual- ly meet on alternate Friday nights when time leaves us completely as we shut our- selves up in a scientific world. Gazing at the stars from the observatory, seeing slides of rocks and their strange and beau- tiful formation, learning to use a moving- picture camera and projector — all this and much more have we enjoyed as part of our program this year. In the beginning we were all thumbs. We fumbled and mumbled weirdly as we tried to thread a projector. Eventually we became expert enough or nonchalant enough to show some pictures to the school. Then rushed rehearsals for our chapel and on The Day, with knees still knocking and voices still strained, we presented our scientific " Information Please, " with the Gargoyles and the Griffins competing. Betty Hosford asked questions on one side and Eleanor Knox on the other. Phyll Crocker, Connie Cross, Phyllis Campbell, Nancy Harrison and Betty Ellis did the experiments demonstrating the correct answers, while Dottie Schwiebert, Winnie Wiglesworth, Marietta Meyer and Ellen Spear were the mighty judges. Bobbie Brown is also a member of the society, but she could not be with us that day. We learned many things from this program, one being that most unfortunately one needn ' t necessarily play with fire to get burned, for dry ice will do the trick just as well. We had another surprise when we found that Galileo lived in the 17th and not the 20th century! I guess we were thinking of Gary Cooper. We feel very fortunate to have Miss Tucker as our capable guide on our vari- ous journeys into scientific realms. But it would be much easier to say what Philo- matheia would be without Miss Tucker. Surely with Abbot ' s fine equipment and Miss Tucker we have science at its best! Back Row: Crocker, Spear, Wiglesworth, Marietta Meyer, Hosford, Brown, Ellis, Knox Front Row: Cross, Schwiebert, Campbell, Harrison [60] Back Row: Rivinius, S. Hamilton, Rafton, Nichols, Howard Front Row: Webster, Bertram, P. Williams, Bolten, Colley Q. E. D. Q..E.D., alias Quod Erat Demonstrandum, gives at least two big debates during the year; one for the school and one for our own enjoyment. Because this year has been an exceptionally important one interna- tionally speaking, we felt that it would be interesting to keep up with current events. The war in Europe has given us much to think and talk about, and so our chapel program Was an informal debate of ques- tions which the war has raised. We divided ourselves into two groups, one representing a German secondary school just after the world war, the other a French school dur- ing the same period. Each school room had a teacher— Marie and Riv respectively— who brought out the rather biased view- points of both countries and demonstrated the difficulty, in times of stress, of getting at the pure truth of any situation. No one can make us feel more stupid (absolutely unintentionally) than Miss Smith on current and past world affairs; and no one can propound it all more clear- ly. Q.E.D. sponsors the nightly " news, " and we want to thank Miss Smith now for all the time she has spent on it, what with the " news conferences " and such. In case you are wondering who our president is, she is the one who gets up in the middle of dinner every night to confer with Miss Hearsey, and a little later we find out who the evening ' s reporter is to be. She is Anne Rivinius, and our other members this year were Marie Bertram, Gisela Bolten, Shirley Hamilton, Mary Howard, Nadene Nichols, Eleanor Rafton, Joan Webster, Marcia Colley and Priscilla Williams. We made many plans for an historical trip into Boston this year, but time was lack- ing and sadly we turned our thoughts to other program possibilities. With Gisela bringing the most divine kinds of cakes, cider, ice cream with fudge sauce, and what not, our parties have been beyond description. Nothing could describe our feelings for this angle of Q.E.D. [61] Cokes and conversation . . Gargoyles and Griffins . . downtown and dancing . . bridge and Baronial . . plays and picnics . . skiing and skating . . walks for points and pleasure . . relaxation and reverie . . of such is the MERRY SPHERE ATHLETICS • DRAMATICS FEATURES ATHLETICS Colie and burlap Lister . . . Gitty and sawdust Gus . . . Gargoyle-Griffin co-pilots . . . pep talks and song re- hearsals. .. " On the Line, on the Line " ... " Pepper Pot ' ' . . . tug of war . . . Colie at the net... the intrepid skier. . .boundless enthu- siasm . . . Gitty the golfer and basketball star . . . back- bone of the beach show success . . . who ' s on the shield? In the dark ages about twenty years ago, Abbot athletics of dual personality was divided into Iroquois and Chippewas, but Gargoyles and Griffins roll far better off the tongue and have great possibilities in green and orange felt. Along with autumn leaves and aliens came ecstatic exploitations of the G ' s and G ' s from their respective followers, and all the new members immediately declared it a fate worse than death to be on the other side. We croaked enthusiastically at song meetings and made a strong en- deavor to fill our exercise cards with walks for the cause, Kirkshire walk mysteriously being the pet. Field Day arrived with be- loved Lister, the " gargle " giraffe, resplen- dent in burlap and saddleshoes,and greatly subject to disintegration. The Griffins sported in place of last year ' s restless goat Gus, the glamorous strawman, clad in goodly splendor. Balls bouncing on new courts, legs in longs chasing the puck, brisk canters in the woods — a panorama of fall sports in which the orange and green pinnies leaped madly about in deadly competition. And then more walks when GARGOYLES and GRIFFINS we put one foot in front of the other to help bring the shield within reach. Ski wax, slaloms and sun glasses came with the snow. Skating skirts swung out for winter sport points. Then presto, the time of birds and bees when the golfers " trucked " off and bat met ball. The usual feeling of terror prevailed when results of walk points were announced, and the G ' s and G ' s trotted briskly off in all directions with renewed inspiration for the green and orange. Whether field day brings wind, snow or sunburn, equal is the enthusiasm of the Lister and Gus supporters, singing until voice is no more, or in the tug-of-war pulling until all hope and equilibrium are gone. Throughout all the strain and stress the shining shield hangs tauntingly in the Rec Room, to be presented during that mem- orable last chapel to the team that has puffed and played for the most points. tofc«.. [6 5 ] Back Row: Whit lock, Cross, Purcell, B. Fowler, Nelson, Rathbone Front Row: Lehmann, Balcke, Garry, G. Wind, Long The Year of Sport A typical N ew England fall; Indian Sum- mer and snappy cold days playing hide and seek with one another. Tennis en- thusiasts braved frosty weather in longs which made them look like blue teddy Sawyer, Winslow bears. The new courts behind Abbey House were never empty and proud to be a definite inspiration. Hockey players were rather slow in warming up, but as soon as the finer points were mastered, proficiency reigned. The hockey teams were so evenly matched that even the commentators were at a loss as to which might come out ahead. The days went by all too quickly, and soon Field Day dawned bright and clear, a perfect answer to many a prayer. The Griffins proudly sported their new mascot, and both teams under the leader- ship of Gargoyle Sawyer, and Griffin Schoepflin overwhelmed each other with new songs. The tennis matches were held in the morning, Bev Winslow representing the Griffins in the singles match against the Gargoyle champion Doris Sawyer. The. jjame had a true professional flavor from the beautifully hit and placed shots to Miss Humes, the very official-looking um- pire, perched most judicially upon her " high-chair. " Bev ' s perfect timing and expert backhand strokes gave Doris no end of trouble, and the match went to Bev and the Griffins. There were two [66] doubles matches in which the Gargoyles outplayed the Griffins throughout, thereby winning all the points. The teams were as follows: Gargoyles Nancy Eccles and Andy Warburg against Griffins Mollie Chase and Marge Wick; Gargoyles Nadene Nich- ols and Nancy Gerrish against Griffins Taxi Littauer and Dotty Harvey. In the afternoon the ever-exciting championship hockey game was played. Time and time again the Gargoyles marched down the field and were repulsed by the Griffins who would capture the ball and head for a goal themselves. Neither team could get by the enemy goalkeeper, and when the referee blew the final whistle the score was o-o. The Varsity Hockey team, made up of the best players from each of the club teams, was announced as follows: Eleanor Balcke, Marie Bert- Connie Cross, Barbara Fowler, f " »!% ram, Dottie Garry, Betsy Lytle, Miggie Meyer, Julie Nelson, Mary Spaulding, Danna Whitlock, and Gitty Wind. But the day was not yet over. The November sun began to set quickly but both teams lined up eagerly for the traditional tug-of- war. The whistle blew, the rope was hastily Back Row: Eccles, Warburg, Wick, Chase Front Row: Gerrish, Nichols, Harvey, Littauer lifted, and the tugging began. One-pull- two-pull-and what is this we see? The trusty old rope parted company in the mid- dle, and the entire school was sprawling on the ground in a " down to earth " affair. And so, the Fall Field Day of 1939 ended. Back Row: Campbell, B. Wilson, Cowles, P. Williams, Spaulding, Bertram Front Row: Menschik, Waterhouse, Lytle, Howard, Meyer [67] Campbell, Travis, Cross P. Williams, Parrot, Whittier, Finneran, Maytag The tremendous blizzard in February permitted the Gargoyles and Griffins to engage in their first combat, which was more on the amusing side of winter sport- ing than on the professional side. All kinds of ridiculous relays were run, and it was grand to see how well-matched the sides were. What points were won were few and hard to get. The second blizzard and the quarantine were the occasions which preci- s ' . Cole, S. Hamilton, Hall, Chase, Poore pitated the second Carnival. Bright colored posters announced its coming, and Taxi ' s artistic production garnered points for the Griffin Team. This time Miss Carpenter and the Council made rather elaborate plans, and it was truly the high spot of the season. It was of necessity restricted to the campus, and the grove became a strong- hold of wonderful ski trails, and overnight new hills seemed to spring up which had never before been discovered from the point of view of skiing! The ski contests took place on " Hearsey Hill " and included mainly form, judgment, dexterity, and long dis- tance sprints. This was a colorful sight with everyone sporting flashy ski clothes and team spirit reaching a new high. The snow sculpture was a new ad- venture but one which achieved im- mediate popularity. The most out- standing models were the Snow Queen, which won first place, and the Igloo, second. Great plans had been made for the Ice Events, but the heavy downfall of snow made them impossible, and the skaters [68] had to be content with being spec- tators and munching hot dogs. Prominent among the winter sporters were Sally Cole and Margi Hall, heading the list of skiers, and Gisela Bolten and Julie Nelson reigning as queens of the ice. Old Man Winter tended to hard- press the modern dance and basket- ball, for he gave us such perfect weather that we hated to concentrate on indoor activities. But modern dancing was more popular than ever and Miss Rhodes was overjoyed with some experienced girls to work with in her second year. Outstanding in dancing were Libby Travis, Con- nie Cross, and Phyllis Campbell, who amazed us all with their painless " falls. " Under Madame Miller ' s train- ing, fencing came into new promin- ence when Beverly Brooks, Miggie Meyer and Nadene Nichols went to Boston to take part in the annual contests conducted at M.I.T. by the Amateur Fencers League of America. Basketball moved indoors this year and the teams played hard and skilfully. When Nichols, B. Brooks, Meyer the total points were counted the Gar- goyles were five baskets ahead of the Grif- fins. The varsity team was: Betty Ellis, Betsy Lytle, Nadene Nichols, Adeline Waterhouse, Gitty Wind and Ann Zeitung. Riding was as much in the limelight as ever, and the Class A riders impressed us with their horsemanship: Priscilla Will- iams, Jane Parrot, Nancy Whittier, Betty Maytag and Mary Ellen Finneran. Back Row: Nichols, eitung, Lytle Front Row: Waterhouse, Colley, Robinson Back Row: Knox, G. Wind, Ellis Front Row: Wick, Schwiebert , Chase [6 9 ] DRAMATICS S The unforgettable Eliza- beth Bennet and Mr. Darcy ...the high and mighty Mr. Darcy in green pants and pink vest . . . much pride and much prejudice . . . excellent acting and admiring groans from the audience .... Gitty the gracious Eliza- beth. . . breath-takingly im- pressive ... difficulties with the yellow and orange dress . . . heart-throbs and happiness. . .realistic em- brace... our rivals to the Lunts. . . . The crowd around the bulletin board had meant just one thing — the Senior Play! Night after night our indispensable man- ager, Connie Cross, made us jump verbal hoops in the speech room. It didn ' t seem any time at all until the costumes had ar- rived and the night of the dress rehearsal was upon us. That dress rehearsal! It was, just as we expected, a nightmare. Strains of a minuet in competition with the " Big B.G. " from Ellie ' s portable, lines re- peated over and over, furniture shifted, stiff collars cutting into the necks of un- fortunate gentlemen, people sleeping any- where — so the night went. Yawning stars were glad of the cocoa and sandwiches before the final lap — and so to bed. Saturday came too fast! The time was almost at hand! A breathless hush, and slowly the curtain rose on our Duchess as Hill, the correct butler, and J. Cowles, simply nifty as Mr. Bennet. Things began to happen as fluttery Mrs. Bennet, per- fectly played by Jacquy Proctor, pattered onto the stage. Enter Lady Lucas and her daughter Charlotte, splendidly done by SENIOR PLAY Ellie Balcke and Barbara Brown. It seemed as though Webster hadn ' t made any adjectives good enough to describe Gitty, Sally and Libby as the three charm- ing Bennet girls. They were all superb! There were some especially outstanding bits, such as the entrance of Gisela, divine as Darcy, and Andy looking too smooth as Bingley, and both of them worthy of the highest possible praise. Mary Spaulding as Lady Catherine did beautifully, as did Doris Sawyer as Miss Bingley. And who will ever forget " Hill, take your mother upstairs, " or the lovely cold tea? Special credit goes to all the girls who had small parts but who were as necessary to the whole as were the leading characters. The curtain call, so well-planned by Mrs. Gray for the benefit of audience and pho- tographer as well, found the curtain balky and we were left stranded but tired and happy as the welcome applause echoed in our ears. [7i] A. D. S. On December gth the much anticipated plays presented annually by A.D.S. came off in all their splendor. The first was The Dark Lady of the Sonnets with Dottie Garry as the petite, winsome lady of the title role. Mary Spaulding gave an excellent performance as Queen Elizabeth, while Gitty, in her own inimitable way, played the part of Will Shakespeare. All this took place amid gracious settings (see moon- light), and was well received. The Pie and the Tart, an eighteenth cent- ury play, produced laughs galore by Cole and Rathbone as vagabonds who made many mouths water in the pastry shop scene. Tragedy held sway when Anne Schoepflin ' s dress caught in the door, but it did not last long. Julie Nelson as the pastry cook rounded out an excellent cast. The Ghost Story, a Booth Tarkington product, found the players ad-libbing madly! The vie broke down but music was supplied extemporaneously by familiar voices and all was well. Addie Waterhouse was convincing as the stuttering lover who proposed to Anna (played by Sally Cole) with results. The other members of A.D.S. even Jacquy with her ankle in a cast, played parts in this play which wound up a most enjoyable evening program. The French Plays On November 18 the French Department presented two one-act plays with great success. In Les Deux Sourdes Danna Whit- lock, with creaking joints and deaf as a post, made good meat for the mean butler, played by Patsy Selden. Boy (Jane Parrot) got girl (tiny Jo Hartwell) and they gave us the " live happily ever after " ending. The Explication de la piece was ably given by Joan Webster, and Mile. Baker and Mme. Miller were congratulated on their coaching prowess. Orchids to Eleanor Balcke in Uhomme Qui Epousa Une Femme Muette who played the wife and regained her speech only to make up for lost time so violently and so relentlessly that her poor husband, played by J. Cowles, was distracted. Phyll Crocker as chief adviser and Andy Warburg, the clever doctor, were both excellent, while Garry, Spaulding, Long, Cowles, Balcke, Littauer, Chase [72] Christine Robinson as the Aide du Docteur almost stole the show without uttering a single word! These were supported by Mollie Chase and Jane Littauer, whose performances and voices were rare. Mimi Shields was the charming " narrator. Con- gratulations to Mile. Baynes under whose direction the play was produced. Senior-Mid Plays Hats off to Joan Waugh who in Bargains in Cathay played the sales girl who had her troubles with the book department. Also to Sue Woodman, the smoothie lover who makes a very handsome man, we should say! Betty Mayt ag did beautifully as the guardian of the book department, and deserves special credit because she took the part at a very late date. Eleanor Knox as the floor walker, Helen Stott as the delivery boy, Dotty White as the " lady with memories " and Nancy Gerrish, as the unexpected gentleman from New York, gave excellent support to the leads. In Joint Owners in Spain we were very conscious of heckling hags played by Jo, Hartwell, Ginny Gourley and Mimi Scam- mon. Dorie Jones as the steadying in- fluence was more glamorous than guard- ing, but she somehow managed to get them all living happily together in the Old Ladies ' Home. Then came The Princess Marries the Page and Jane Towne was the loveliest princess we ever hope to see, while Beverly Brooks of the leaping ability was her piping page. Rabling, hiding behind a perfect disguise, played the part of the bouncing, irate king- father, and Mimi Calder the Lord High Chancellor. Beautiful scenery and ex- quisite costumes on principals and soldiers, made this the perfect fairy story. Draper Dramatics THE CHINESE LANTERN The players: Nancy Gerrish, Jacquy Proc- tor, Peggy Rabling, Eleanor Knox, Dotty White, Helen Stott, Addie Waterhouse, Sally Cole, Sue Woodman, Betty Maytag, Virginia Gourley, Nancy Eccles, Gisela Bolten, Jo Hartwell, Gitty Wind. Waugh, Woodman, Stott, Gerrish, B. Brooks, Towne, Jones, Gourley, Hartwell EMPLOYEES DNLV [73] FEATURES Much shoe leather worn thin with downtown trav- els .. . browsing in the book- store . . . Abbot specials at Lowe ' s. . .pies at the Bee- hive. . .problems of wheth- er to buy the striped job at Jay ' s or the dotted at the Carriage Trade ... 3 for 10 cts. at the A and P... Glen Miller in the record store . . . merry afternoons in the metropolis .... ... in which we present a few choice bits worth remembering. Our picnic began dismally when Jacquy took to the rec room floor with a thud be- fore we had even left the place! It was ex- cess jitterbugging, and her progress from large supporting cast to clubfoot type of shoe, and from wheels to crutch . . . was eagerly cheered by her classmates . . . Soon our byword " Done move a ting " came into being when the photog- rapher arrived to take Senior pictures and we posed as glamor girls with flowing tresses and downcast eyes, or as coy cuties with curls . . . We sang gaily on all bus rides anything from " Aunt Demetri Is a Pismire " to " He Leadeth Me " ... Came Noel and we sent each other Taxi ' s waif angels and came back to talk about our vacation escapades ... At Intervale much curiosity was aroused by Tene ' s man at the movies and Mollie ' s unfortunate landing. We missed Ferdinand, who ambulanced off to an appendectomy just as midyear exams were beginning. Dottie Schwiebert forgot her ski boots, Marge Wick her suit- case, and Danna had a bit of difficulty getting down Cranmore . . . We gleefully SENIOR-ITY and MEN-IORITY bounded into Boston without repression and drowsily tried to keep awake through Senior lights . . . Mary Dean caused us all to be Schick-tested until we were veritable sieves . . . Sue and Mari flew home on Alpha weekends and Wils faithfully drank her evening orange juice... Some ad- venturous and ravenous ones cooked hot dogs in the Parlor although we found Baronial the better way. Riv and Barbara Fowler did a mean jive and made foul faces. Gitty gave us the Griffin entertain- ment with beach umbrellas and musical scores a la Broadway. We ate the alumnae office out of doughnut holes and looked uncomprehendingly at our new caps and gowns . . . We all went on diets that fell by the wayside with chocolate steamed pudding and lush brownie jobs tempting us too often . . . All year we haunted down- town, drank our cokes, exchanged con- fidences, and were constantly " Sister Goons " singing " Near. . .near. . .near. " [75] 1940 ' s Best Artist Jane Littauer Best Actress Gertrude Wind Best Athlete Sally Cole Best Musician Libby Travis Best Dancer Marguerite Hall Best Figure Priscilla Williams Best Dressed Nadene Nichols Most Popular Mary Howard Best Looking [76] Jeanne Cowles All Stars Cutest Brainiest Dorothy Garry Gisela Bolten Best Writer Most Attractive Andrea Warburg Bettie Weaver Class Wit Barbara Fowler Most Ambitious First to be Married Most Personality Most Versatile Tink Downey Anne Schoepflin Doris Sawyer Libby Travis [77] Honorable Men-shun Among the Faculty: Mr. Howe of the clothes a la Esquire and the jokes — not a la Esquire ! . . . Mr. Merritt of the Joe col- lege appearance . . . and Mr. Richardson of the moustache and children . . . Keepers of Abbot Beautiful: Theodore, the big boss and setter of stages, hanger of post- ers, fixer of fuses . . . Wee Mr. Robb of the dignified title and the impressive concert entrances . . . Mr. Ruxton of the gardens . . . Joe of the Tiffin cart . . . Mr. Hammer of that which his name suggests . . . Charlie of the sly eye and conversation . . . Mr. Shaw of the heavy tread, guardian of the night . . . Neil and Bill of the Abbot truck . . . Ralph and Mr. Silva likewise indispensa- ble, but seen only when blizzards make Circle travel hazardous . . . [78] THE YEAR 1939-40 A.D. We arrived September 27th and were terribly excited about being Seniors at long last — and,— our Senior privileges! First and foremost the Senior Parlor with its new radio bringing us football games, symphon ies and static; general meeting place for research work in studies and people (alias bull sessions) ; coffee on first Sundays; toasting ourselves by the fire or on the porch. Yes, the Parlor is one privi- lege we won ' t forget in a hurry. Next— Senior Saturdays in Boston; and — Senior lights! With Miss Hearsey at Pomps The first Saturday this fall was memo- rable. Pomps Pond was the scene of action, action consisting of picnicking, feeling the water and playing many unique games on the way home. Then Senior teas when everyone ate and ate and tried to see who had the best at whose tea. The teas cer- tainly filled the requirements -and the people. Then came corridor stunt nights when we Seniors portrayed Life advertise- ments (Duchess, the Ovaltine kid) and latest news flashes. Pinch me! Are we really going? It ' s wonderful! Our Senior picnic at Ipswich with cold, clear breezes, bright moon, Senior Parlor warm fire, cold white dunes, onions- hamburgers — onions — cocoa — more on- ions. At last we felt " Seniorized. " One day we heard a crashing above us and found it was the Fourth Floor leaving, bag and baggage, and they weren ' t even sore about it. We can ' t say we blame them, either. Abbey with ping-pong table, radio in the rec room, spacious laundry, blue- tiled showers, silent bells, teachers ' rooms with fireplaces and private baths, and a kitchenette for teas! Winchell says, quote, Abbey House and New Tennis Courts [79] Abbeyites — the envy of us all — but still we love our Draper Hall, unquote. Win- chell you ' re uncanny! With the approach of Thanksgiving came verses and more verses, and then the service when for the first time in the new year we appeared in our whites. Following in breathless succession came the Christ- mas Party for the children of Andover, the Christmas Dinner and table singing, the Christmas Service— a symphony in white and green, and Mrs. Gray ' s reading of the Christmas Carol. Vacation! The blue weeks after Christmas and lasting through midyears were soon for- gotten in preparations for Intervale. We left Andover at 4:30 with salted nuts (from Miss Hancock and Miss Rath) of which too soon only a few grains of salt were left. Many portable radios and vies were much in evidence, and voices competed with each other violently all the way. Delicious box suppers with hot coffee were served, and then the shout of " Snow! " brought us quickly to the observation platform. There amid coal fumes and cold breezes we caught our first glimpse of beautiful, snowbound New Hampshire serene under a blanket of twinkling winter stars. Intervale at last! The Emersons had cocoa and sandwiches for us upon arrival. Then some went walking, some moonlight skating on the flooded courts, some sat be- fore the blazing fire, while others danced — " 720 in the Books " a definite favorite. Saturday we were awakened rather abrupt- ly by someone saying " Isn ' t it lovely? Pink — really pink — and the rest are pur- ple. Look Tink! " By this time we had been aroused sufficiently to recognize Jacquy ' s voice — and Tink joining in with several (dozen) exclamations. We got up and agreed that Mt. Washington couldn ' t have blushed more gorgeously. Mt. Washington at sunrise, and all the other ranges and peaks as well, were the subject of consid- erable conversation. Then came the food. What pancakes! What food! Never has been or will be food as welcome. But it was time to go out again, and how joyous was the crunching sound of our skis breaking the crust of the crystal snow that Saturday morning! We did Russell ' s slope intermittently all week end, with Miss Carpenter feverishly cramming us with snowplow techniques. The sting of snow against inquiring faces as we bumped down the toboggan slide, and trail blazing in the lovely woods, on snowshoes or skis- were experiences we won ' t soon forget. Then came movies at North Conway. En route Jacquy reminisced about her child- Big Plans Good Times Ahead [80] Off for the Day Russell ' s Slope hood days, still gazing at Mt. Washington. Hymns by the crackling fire, Miss Hearsey reading " Winnie the Pooh " and Libby playing Clair de Lune (though we all missed the first measure because of Marge ' s terrific sigh), brought our days to a con- tented close. Monday brought us Cranmore Moun- tain and the skimobiles. Said Duchess, " Makes an amusement look sick, yes? Yes. " And so it went on for three glorious, carefree days, and before we knew it we were marching into the Abbot dining room trying vainly to give to the school in our train-made songs some idea of what they ' d missed. . .Hidden in those vagrant New Hampshire hills are memories, and timeless their power shall be. Second Semester begun — and Mother Nature, we thank you for Andover ' s won- derful winter! Skating on the new flooded tennis courts behind Abbey, skiing and then roasting marshmallows over a roaring fire on the hockey field by moonlight these were new thrills for us all. And in the midst of it we were suddenly quarantined for a week: sixty week ends were cancelled, parents were notified, Miss Sweeney pi- loted us through bravely, and Mrs. Dun- can laid down the law. We were all Sillies Ski-Mobile Sky Session [81] Snow and Schick Igloo are you? " with the answer or " Negative " were constantly Schicked — " Seniors be at the infirmary at 2:20, Senior Mids at 2:45 etc. etc. " -cries of " What " Positive " heard up and down the halls, and with this, arms were thrust violently forward and lovely red spots or pale white bumps exhibited. But soon it was a thing of the past, Mary Dean was out again, and no one the worse for the experience. Fire drills are wonderful things! Every- one looks so different — some with curlers tight to the head and cold cream smeared all over, others slinking by frantically rubbing to get " 9 P.M. make-up " off, and still others sauntering slowly, glamorously arrayed and apparently unruffled by the unexpected disturbance. Best fire drill of the year was the one unscheduled and unwanted- but one lovely April afternoon just before the end of study hour the alarm sounded for several minutes without ceas- ing, and within a few seconds all buildings were cleared of surprised students and faculty, while Charlie dashed madly from cellar to attic looking for the fire which happily did not materialize. All ' s well that ends well. Calling nights are ever in a category by themselves, and strange things go on like dancing on the second-floor front, peeking through banisters, waiting for callers, sitting in bed placidly writing home to the boy friend, and being horri- fied to find Katharine at the door saying " You have a caller! " And will we ever forget our walks along the bright, clear road in the early morning, six abreast, for breakfast at the Kirkshire? For once we were not honked to the gut- ters by oncoming cars. The world was ours. Can ' t we do it again next week? The radiator — meeting place for all — letter problems promptly solved, free of charge — Mrs. Duncan available " apres diner " — tailor, " special man, " Western Union boy, and all people of interest enter via the " students ' entrance! " Room 5! We couldn ' t live without it or its contents — namely the coca-cola and cookies, the iron and ironing board, and the bull sessions. High spots of our Senior year have been our wonderful Sunday night suppers at " Sunset " with Miss Hearsey. We actually had a Spanish twang in our voices and a slight tango and rumba appeared in our walks after her delightfully different Spanish supper! Birthdays at Abbot are special occasions, and we are grateful to Miss Hearsey for never forgetting them, and to Miss Cool- [82] " What does he say? " Clap-Clap idge for our favorite cakes and candles. We can ' t begin to tell of all the wonder- ful speakers we have had on Saturday and Sunday nights this year. At times when we feel lowest, men like Dr. Buttrick, Dr. Aldrich, Mr. Baldwin, M. de Lanux, or our own Mr. Richardson give us an indefinable something that revives our spirits and sends us gaily but more thoughtfully on our way. Troubadours bringing us delightful lyrics and dances, the Countess of Listowel increasing our understanding of international affairs, the Friskins ' amazing two-piano recital— these and other artists have been a big and important part of our Abbot life. Prom is something we couldn ' t afford to miss (we think you see what we mean!). Our April snow-shower seven days before prom seemed a colossal blizzard. Every flake whispered " Let ' s compete with Dartmouth ' s Winter Carnival! " Luckily we didn ' t have to. Everything went off smoothly. Then Abbot ' s Birthday Cele- bration—modern dancing included. With the fury of Finals, the delightful confusion of Commencement week, delegations of families " bizzing " in and out, perturbed packing, endless introductions, and teary, cheery, hasty farewells, the year closes. Prom ' ' In the Spring ... " [8 3 ] Father, I know that all my life Is portioned out for me; And the changes that are sure to come, I do not fear to see: But I ask Thee for a present mind, Intent on pleasing Thee. [84] FACULTY Marguerite He arsey . Ruth Stephens Baker Hilda R. Baynes .... Jean Hope Baynes Mrs. Eunice Murray Campbell Mary Carpenter .... Mrs. Constance Parker Chipman Constance Clark Hope Coolidge .... Mary Elaine Dodge . Mrs. Hannah Richmond Duncan Kate Friskin .... Mary Gay Mrs. Bertha Morgan Gray Isabel Maxwell Hancock . Walter Edward Howe Barbara Humes .... Harriet McKee Octavia Whiting Mathews Justina Ruiz Melasecheoarina . Francis Merritt Faith Lucena Meserve Mrs. Jeanne Vical Miller . Mrs. Roberta Gilmore Poland Gertrud Rath .... Anne Rechnitzer Rowena Lincoln Rhodes Winthrop Horton Richardson . Helen Dunford Robinson Louise Robinson Virginia Paine Rogers Laura Huntington Smith Margaret Snow . Catherine Jane Sullivan Alice Curtiss Sweeney Gertrude Tingley Eleanor Tucker . Lucile Burdette Tuttle Dorothea Wilkinson . 20 Abbot St., Andover, Massachusetts 28 Fremont St., Plymouth, Massachusetts 309 West 86th St., New York City 309 West 86th St., New York City Prospect St., Topsfield, Massachusetts 57 Wilkinson St., Putnam, Connecticut 5 Morton St., Andover, Massachusetts Summit Ave., Winchester, Massachusetts 5 Simon Willard Rd., Concord, Massachusetts Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada Andover, Massachusetts . 300 West 108th St., New York City 132 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 17 Mayflower Terr., Newton Highlands, Massachusetts Boonsboro Rd., Lynchburg, Virginia 14 School St., Andover, Massachusetts . Chestnut Hill, Greenfield, Massachusetts . 288 Newbury St., Boston, Massachusetts Andover, Massachusetts Abbot Academy, Andover, Massachusetts Lynnfield Centre, Massachusetts 26 Central Ave., Weston, Massachusetts 136 Hancock St., Cambridge, Massachusetts . 87 Oak St., Reading, Massachusetts 139 Rutgers Ave., Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 467 Central Park West, New York City 43 Cedar St., Taunton, Massachusetts Ward Hill, Massachusetts 77 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Gloucester, Massachusetts 82 Ames St., Lawrence, Massachusetts 16 Garden Rd., Lowell, Massachusetts 83 Main St., Medfield, Massachusetts 63 Masonic St., Rockland, Maine 97 Knox St., Lawrence, Massachusetts 175 Berkeley St., Lawrence, Massachusetts . 32 Milton Rd., Brookline, Massachusetts 166 Christiana St., North Tonawanda, New York o Owen, 34 Coolidge Hill Rd., Cambridge, Massachusetts 14 Waterloo Row, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada IN MEMORIAM Katherine R. Kelsey, 1858- 1939 Member of the Abbot Faculty i88y-igj2 [85] UNDERCLASSMEN 1939-1940 Dorothy Barlow Helen Barss . Suzanne Bates Harriet Beach Mary Alice Beckman Jeannette Biart . Ethel Ann Bolton Ruth Bondy Mary Margaret Boynton Beverly Brooks Eleanor Brooks . Gloria Caldarone Miriam Calder . Barbara Campbell Phyllis Campbell Louise Clark Eleanor Cole Helen Craig Annette Curran Jane Davey . Dorothy Dean Marjorie Dean Virginia Duncan Charlotte Eaton Nancy Eccles Betty Jean England Mary Ellen Finneran Dorothy Fiske Elizabeth Fowler. Nancy Gerrish Ruth Goodall . Elizabeth Gorsuch Virginia Gourley Alda Grieco Sylvia Hall . Diantha Hamilton Beatrice Hardy . Elizabeth Harris Josephine Hartwell Dorothy Harvey . Barbara Hill Christine Hill Elizabeth Hosford Phoebe Ann Jamieson Barbara Johnson Doris Jones Nancy Kelley Eleanor Knox Ninon Lacey Marjorie Lehmann Joan List 8 Kensington St. 9 Abbot St. 8 1 Salem St., Andover, Massachusetts Hidden Field, Andover, Massachusetts 923 Kearsley St. East, Flint, Michigan 47 Hillcrest Ave., Summit, New Jersey 202 Bedford St., New Bedford, Massachusetts 34 North East Ave., Norwalk, Connecticut 128 Prescott St., North Andover, Massachusetts 6 Brookdale Ave., New Rochelle, New York 70 Summer St., Newton Centre, Massachusetts 18 East Hickory St., Hinsdale, Illinois 18 Chickatabot Rd., Quincy, Massachusetts 96 Vermont St., Methuen, Massachusetts 1509 South Elwood Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma Kennebunkport, Maine 8 William St., Andover, Massachusetts Oakshade Ave., Darien, Connecticut 371 Johnson St., North Andover, Massachusetts Westview Farm, Westboro, Massachusetts South Main St., Andover, Massachusetts 7 Tuxedo Rd., Glen Ridge, New Jersey 8 Kensington St., Andover, Massachusetts Andover, Massachusetts Pelham, New York Andover, Massachusetts Andover, Massachusetts 1 Ledgewood Rd., Winchester, Massachusetts Greens Farms, Connecticut 15 Sutherland Rd., Montclair, New Jersey 80 Winter St., Norwood, Massachusetts 194 Warwick Rd., Melrose, Massachusetts 214 Main St., Sanford, Maine 648 Adair Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 168 Prospect St., Wakefield, Massachusetts 9 Sherbourne St., Shawsheen, Andover, Massachusetts 640 Great Pond Rd., North Andover, Massachusetts 1 41 6 25th St., Two Rivers, Wisconsin 25 Hidden Rd., Andover, Massachusetts 121 Newcastle Rd., Rochester, New York 1938 Wood Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado R.F.D. 3, Pontiac, Michigan Madison Heights, Anderson, Indiana 72 Salem St., Andover, Massachusetts North Thetford, Vermont Highland St., Holden, Massachusetts 21 Royall St., Medford, Massachusetts 27 Ten Acre Rd., New Britain, Connecticut 3 Willow St., Winchester, Massachusetts Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey 54 School St., Keene, New Hampshire 1 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 68 Lincoln Rd., Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts [86] Margaret Little Suzanne Long Elizabeth Lytle Margery Martin . Mary Martin Elizabeth Maytag Marjorie McGlellan Jessie McCreery Margaret McFarlin Harriet Means Marilyn Menschik Emily Mills . Verniece Moody Julie Nelson Edna Nutton Mary Carroll O ' Connell Pauline Packard . Jane Parrot . Jane Philbin Emily Ruth Poynter Mary Alice Purcell Margaret Rabling Eleanor Rafton . Ruth Rathbone . Barbara Robjent Miriam Scammon Patsy Selden Amelia Shields Virginia Smithers Ruth Snider Luella Sommer Helen Stott . Martha Strater . Margaret Stuart . Emma Ann Todd Jane Towne Lucia Tuttle Martha Tyer Catherine Ware . Adeline Waterhouse Joan Waugh Dorothy White . Edith White Patsy White Nancy Whittier . Georgia Wieting . Elsie Williams Bonney Wilson Rose Wind . Beverley Winslow Susan Woodman Joan Wyatt Ann Zeitung 89 Shawsheen Rd., Andover, Massachusetts 25 Middlemay Circle, Forest Hills, L. 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Alden Rd., Andover, Massachusetts 64 Central St., Palmer, Massachusetts 62 Elm St., Andover, Massachusetts High St., Exeter, New Hampshire 42 School St., Andover, Massachusetts 17 Chestnut Rd., Sewickley, Pennsylvania Salisbury, Connecticut 66 Priscilla Rd., Newton, Massachusetts 3938 Prospect Rd., Peoria, Illinois Williams Hall, Andover, Massachusetts Ogunquit, Maine 501 West Maple Ave., Newark, New York " The Todd Cottage, " Seabright, New Jersey High St., Topsfield, Massachusetts 40 Prescott St., Torrington, Connecticut Sunset Rock Rd., Andover, Massachusetts Hamilton, New York 12 Berkeley Place, Granford, New Jersey 18 William St., Andover, Massachusetts 503 Speed Ave., Monroe, Louisiana 58 Stratford Rd., Melrose, Massachusetts g Wykagyl Gardens, New Rochelle, New York 13 Walworth Ave., Scarsdale, New York 3456 River Rd., Toledo, Ohio Box 807, Southampton, New York 1 1 Rangely Rd., Winchester, Massachusetts 426 West Elm St., Brockton, Massachusetts 190 Ocean St., Lynn, Massachusetts 276 North Main St., Concord, New Hampshire 37 Cedar Rd., Brookline, Massachusetts 721 Broad St., Meriden, Connecticut [87] The Yearbook Board of 1940 wishes to express its sincere appreciation to mlss elder of the Andover Press, Mr. Fitch of Howard-Wesson, and Mr. Adler of Warren Kay Vantine, for their invaluable help and their never-failing cooperation throughout the preparation of this book. BEST CO. FIFTH AVENUE BROOKLINE BRANCH BEACON WASHINGTON STS. Official School Outfitters H Many of each season ' s fashion successes are originated by Best ' s and we are exclusive agents for some of the most important British sports specialties. Compliments of William M. Bailey Company Boston, Mass. Builders of Abbey House SHAWSHEEN DAIRY, INC SHAWSHEEN VILLAGE ANDOVER, MASS. T. P. KELLEY, President and Treasurer Manufacturers and Distributors of MILK CREAM BUTTER ICE CREAM ... Be sure you play Wright • Ditson Tennis Balls! They ' re Fast with a capital F! Tickets - Tours - Cruises Winter Sports Trip for Abbot Seniors at Intervale MRS. SETH C. BASSETT 27 Merrimack Street HAVERHILL, MASS. Tele-phone 7159 Lawrence Fruit Produce Co. Inc. Wholesale Dealers " If It Grows We Have It " 14 FRANKLIN STREET LAWRENCE, MASS. RUGS OF EVERY TYPE ORIENTAL and DOMESTIC BROADLOOMS and CHENILLES Custom Furniture Draperies Brooks, Gill Co., Inc. 28-30 CANAL STREET - BOSTON S. S. PIERCE CO. 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