Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1941

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Languages THERE have been those tables that make the dining room sound like a foreign-relations club, for issuing from them were heard queer conversations in French, German, and Spanish. These were just an overflow from the bubbling class rooms where we struggled with grammar and reading, from the rudiments up. Rules and idioms galore filled our brains along with the complexities of Latin. All these, no matter how bewildering, have left us dropping a " merci, " " gracias, " or " danke schon, " as the case may be, with the great- est of ease. Hilda Ruby Baynes, B. es L. French Weather forecaster, " bonne nuit, " friendly hospitality, reliable Repub- lican, afternoon coffee. Helene M. Crooks, A.B., M.A. French Literary sleeping potions, hair styles, daily jaunts downtown, " Vive la France " . Anne Rechnitzer, Ph.D. French, German Hilarious tables, unrivaled sense of humor, excels in languages and ski- ing, parties plus personality, mod- ernistic room. Harriet McKee, A.B., M.A. Latin " Little girl " of the faculty, wonder- ful sense of humor, always smiling and gay, daily treks around the circle. :: A: Helen Dunford Robinson, A.B. Latin Friendly felicity, promptness and neatness, " Let ' s have a little fresh air, " Boston expeditions. Justina Ruiz Spanish Resplendent with mantillas and maracas, chuckle, trips to the fourth floor, humor a la Espana. [15]

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I ¥ Math and Science HILARIOUS classes in which Miss Tucker brought to life molecules and their little playfellows, the atoms, consumed two periods a day. Scientific theories as well as brand new nylon stock- ings were unraveled before our very eyes. Physics class, with Mrs. Poland in com- mand, wrangled theories and laws. The mysteries of plants, stars and electricity were revealed. Hyperbolas, parabolas, tri- angles and polygons formed a maze of math, but guided by Miss Hancock, all found their proper places which we hope they will keep. Wf ' %■ ft Isabel Maxwell Hancock, A.B. Mathematics Striking ensembles, Southern drawl, a twinkle and a wink, crowning glory, " sweet dreams. " Mrs. Roberta Gilmore Poland, A.B., M.A. Physics, General Science, Mathematics Mentor through Math maze or Physics haze, the eternal case of the window-stick, inexhaustible pa- tience, clad in beige polo coat. Art and Bible Eleanor Morin Tucker, A.B., M.A. Chemistry, Mathematics Test tubes and formulas, Chem gen- ius, two-period exams, friendliness and likabilitv, jackets and skirts. DOWNSTAIRS, Tuesdays and Thurs- days, a number of students sat around two long tables, learning the fun- damentals of art and architecture. Upstairs in spick and span studio, many young artists sketched while Miss Hatch kept busy running to John-Esther and back. Or- chids to her for the grand exhibits this year. Mr. Gibbons held interesting discus- sions along with stacks of thought books. Mary Gay History and Appreciation of Art Good nature, patience in teaching thos earchitectural fun damentals, encyclopedia of grand stories and experiences, aid to L.B.A. Mary Mills Hatch Painting, Drawing, Modelling Elongated week ends, bangs and up hair-do, imaginative genius, spirit, pep, and fun, the inspiration of our hopeful artists. [H] Brainard F. Gibbons, B.S., F.D., B.D. Bible Weighed down with thought books, black coupe, petite wife, debates and inspirations.



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NLuskj Dramaj and Speech MUSIC, music, everywhere " is a phrase applicable to Abbot ' s Music Department. No matter where you may be around the Abbot grounds, you can al- ways hear strains of music either from the practice rooms, voice studios, or organ. Reading passages to attain poise, and grace, in the gentle art of becoming a lady, make up Mrs. Gray ' s popular classes. From the Art Gallery issue sounds of " Ohs " and " Ahs " as Miss Rogers takes a deep breath and conducts speech class. Kate Friskin Pianoforte, Theory of Music Merry laughter, immaculate ap- pearance, gaiety and poise, superb recitals, half-year vacation. Walter Howe, B.M. Choral Music, Pianoforte, Organ, Theory of Music Spa treat for Fidelio radio stars, symphony orchestra, Christmas or- gan recital, tea, Mondays and Fri- days. Gertrude Tingley Singing Sympathy, interest, and understand- ing, renowned teas, hats and jewel- ry, humor. Mrs. Bertha Morgan Gray Dramatic Interpretation, Spoken English Staunch loyalty, personality, faith- ful coach through thick and thin, Dickens ' Christmas Carol. Virginia Paine Rogers, A.B. Spoken English Clear speech, happy disposition, cordiality, Miss Hearsey ' s double on Hallowe ' en. [16] Raymond Coon Music Expert painter as well as musician, sister-in-law, patient good hurrior, passing silently by.

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