Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1940

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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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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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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]

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