Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1940

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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]

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" 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]

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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]

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