Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1940

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Back Row: Whit lock, Cross, Purcell, B. Fowler, Nelson, Rathbone Front Row: Lehmann, Balcke, Garry, G. Wind, Long The Year of Sport A typical N ew England fall; Indian Sum- mer and snappy cold days playing hide and seek with one another. Tennis en- thusiasts braved frosty weather in longs which made them look like blue teddy Sawyer, Winslow bears. The new courts behind Abbey House were never empty and proud to be a definite inspiration. Hockey players were rather slow in warming up, but as soon as the finer points were mastered, proficiency reigned. The hockey teams were so evenly matched that even the commentators were at a loss as to which might come out ahead. The days went by all too quickly, and soon Field Day dawned bright and clear, a perfect answer to many a prayer. The Griffins proudly sported their new mascot, and both teams under the leader- ship of Gargoyle Sawyer, and Griffin Schoepflin overwhelmed each other with new songs. The tennis matches were held in the morning, Bev Winslow representing the Griffins in the singles match against the Gargoyle champion Doris Sawyer. The. jjame had a true professional flavor from the beautifully hit and placed shots to Miss Humes, the very official-looking um- pire, perched most judicially upon her " high-chair. " Bev ' s perfect timing and expert backhand strokes gave Doris no end of trouble, and the match went to Bev and the Griffins. There were two [66]

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In the dark ages about twenty years ago, Abbot athletics of dual personality was divided into Iroquois and Chippewas, but Gargoyles and Griffins roll far better off the tongue and have great possibilities in green and orange felt. Along with autumn leaves and aliens came ecstatic exploitations of the G ' s and G ' s from their respective followers, and all the new members immediately declared it a fate worse than death to be on the other side. We croaked enthusiastically at song meetings and made a strong en- deavor to fill our exercise cards with walks for the cause, Kirkshire walk mysteriously being the pet. Field Day arrived with be- loved Lister, the " gargle " giraffe, resplen- dent in burlap and saddleshoes,and greatly subject to disintegration. The Griffins sported in place of last year ' s restless goat Gus, the glamorous strawman, clad in goodly splendor. Balls bouncing on new courts, legs in longs chasing the puck, brisk canters in the woods — a panorama of fall sports in which the orange and green pinnies leaped madly about in deadly competition. And then more walks when GARGOYLES and GRIFFINS we put one foot in front of the other to help bring the shield within reach. Ski wax, slaloms and sun glasses came with the snow. Skating skirts swung out for winter sport points. Then presto, the time of birds and bees when the golfers " trucked " off and bat met ball. The usual feeling of terror prevailed when results of walk points were announced, and the G ' s and G ' s trotted briskly off in all directions with renewed inspiration for the green and orange. Whether field day brings wind, snow or sunburn, equal is the enthusiasm of the Lister and Gus supporters, singing until voice is no more, or in the tug-of-war pulling until all hope and equilibrium are gone. Throughout all the strain and stress the shining shield hangs tauntingly in the Rec Room, to be presented during that mem- orable last chapel to the team that has puffed and played for the most points. tofc«.. [6 5 ]

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doubles matches in which the Gargoyles outplayed the Griffins throughout, thereby winning all the points. The teams were as follows: Gargoyles Nancy Eccles and Andy Warburg against Griffins Mollie Chase and Marge Wick; Gargoyles Nadene Nich- ols and Nancy Gerrish against Griffins Taxi Littauer and Dotty Harvey. In the afternoon the ever-exciting championship hockey game was played. Time and time again the Gargoyles marched down the field and were repulsed by the Griffins who would capture the ball and head for a goal themselves. Neither team could get by the enemy goalkeeper, and when the referee blew the final whistle the score was o-o. The Varsity Hockey team, made up of the best players from each of the club teams, was announced as follows: Eleanor Balcke, Marie Bert- Connie Cross, Barbara Fowler, f " »!% ram, Dottie Garry, Betsy Lytle, Miggie Meyer, Julie Nelson, Mary Spaulding, Danna Whitlock, and Gitty Wind. But the day was not yet over. The November sun began to set quickly but both teams lined up eagerly for the traditional tug-of- war. The whistle blew, the rope was hastily Back Row: Eccles, Warburg, Wick, Chase Front Row: Gerrish, Nichols, Harvey, Littauer lifted, and the tugging began. One-pull- two-pull-and what is this we see? The trusty old rope parted company in the mid- dle, and the entire school was sprawling on the ground in a " down to earth " affair. And so, the Fall Field Day of 1939 ended. Back Row: Campbell, B. Wilson, Cowles, P. Williams, Spaulding, Bertram Front Row: Menschik, Waterhouse, Lytle, Howard, Meyer [67]

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