Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1940

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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 " ยป!% 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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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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Campbell, Travis, Cross P. Williams, Parrot, Whittier, Finneran, Maytag The tremendous blizzard in February permitted the Gargoyles and Griffins to engage in their first combat, which was more on the amusing side of winter sport- ing than on the professional side. All kinds of ridiculous relays were run, and it was grand to see how well-matched the sides were. What points were won were few and hard to get. The second blizzard and the quarantine were the occasions which preci- s ' . Cole, S. Hamilton, Hall, Chase, Poore pitated the second Carnival. Bright colored posters announced its coming, and Taxi ' s artistic production garnered points for the Griffin Team. This time Miss Carpenter and the Council made rather elaborate plans, and it was truly the high spot of the season. It was of necessity restricted to the campus, and the grove became a strong- hold of wonderful ski trails, and overnight new hills seemed to spring up which had never before been discovered from the point of view of skiing! The ski contests took place on " Hearsey Hill " and included mainly form, judgment, dexterity, and long dis- tance sprints. This was a colorful sight with everyone sporting flashy ski clothes and team spirit reaching a new high. The snow sculpture was a new ad- venture but one which achieved im- mediate popularity. The most out- standing models were the Snow Queen, which won first place, and the Igloo, second. Great plans had been made for the Ice Events, but the heavy downfall of snow made them impossible, and the skaters [68]

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