Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1940

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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]

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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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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]

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