Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1940

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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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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: 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]

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