Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1940

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Page 66 text:

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

Page 65 text:

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]



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