Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1941

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Back Row: Menschik, Eccles, Knox Front Row: Harvey, Nelson, Long, W aterhouse tographer, and Miss Rath. The great de- cision regarding the theme of our book came next, and before we fully realized it each of us was responsible for a particular section. Then came the oft -repeated re- frain " The deadline for these write-ups is Friday. " But in spite of the hectic hours, the exhilarating feeling w hich followed a completed section far outweighed the stress and strain involved in its compila- tion. The proudest moment of all arrived simultaneously with the finished product — our 1941 Yearbook! Our staff was as follows: Dorothy Har- vey, Editor-in-Chief; Polly Packard, Busi- ness Manager; Christine Hill, Assistant Business Manager; Jane Parrot, Art Editor; Sue Long, Photography; Dorothy Fiske, Peggy Little, Lu Sommer, Nancy Whittier, Literary Board; Dorie Jones, Ex Officio. Beach where great baseball competition raged between the Gargoyles and the Griffins, with Miss Hearsey and Miss Carpenter " pitching " into the spirit of things. That night we stumbled wearily out of the bus, shaking sand from our rumpled heads but lingering over memo- ries of sand, sea and sky. Our members are: Suzanne Long, Presi- dent; Eleanor Knox, Secretary-Treasurer; Nancy Eccles, Dorothy Harvey, Marilyn Menschik, Julie Nelson, Adeline Water- house. Yearbook Board PERHAPS we on the Yearbook Board might describe as " the thrill that comes once in a lifetime " the feeling that came over us on that memorable morning in chapel when we were announced as the producers of the Circle. At first we were too excited and awed to believe that we were on the Board, but soon the excite- ment gave way to meetings in the Parlor with the engraver, the printer, the pho- Back Row: Hill, Parrot Second Row: Packard, Sommer, Harvey, Long, Whittier Front Row : Little, Jones, Fiske Fidelio AFTER frightened tryouts during our first week back in September, the Fidelio list was posted. From that time on throughout the year, forty or so of our lusty voices have rung out from Abbot [46]

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also for the British War Relief. We do- nated to needy charities the money which we saved on Wednesday night candlelight dinners. But aside from its weekly vesper service and the help it tries to give in many directions, there is something less tangible for which A.C.A. stands every day of every week. That something is a Friendly Spirit. The members of Executive Board are: Nancy Kelley, President; Betty Harris, Vice President; Harriet Means, Secretary; Dorothy Harvey, Treasurer. Athletic Association EVERY girl a member and every girl a rival — this is A. A. A. Gus, the Griffin, and Lister, the loyal Gargoyle, lend their humorous touches to our two rival clubs. Laden with books and balanc- ing their Tiffin, the A. A. A. Council are seen scurrying down to the corrective room where they nominate new heads of major and minor sports and hope the weather- man will favor them with suitable weather for our seasonal field days. Our Council this year consisted of Miss Carpenter, the Director of Physical Edu- cation, and Miss Rhodes, her assistant; Julie Nelson, President; Mary Purcell, serving double duty as Vice-President and Captain of the Griffins; Mimi Calder, Secre- tary; Eleanor Knox, Treasurer; and Addie Waterhouse, Captain of the Gargoyles. The heads of major and minor sports were: Lyn Menschik, hockey; Nancy Eccles, tennis; Dorothy Harvey, basketball; Eleanor Cole, ice; Helen Craig, snow; Jane Parrot, riding; Betty Gorsuch, golf; Edna Nutton, baseball; Jane Philbin, hiking; Bonney Wilson, badminton; Margaret McFarlin, croquet; Sue Bates, ping-pong; Jessie Mc- Creery, archery; Ruth Snider, deck tennis. Waterhouse, Nelson, Purcell, Calder, Parrot, Craig, Knox, Gorsuch, Nutton, Menschik, Eccles, Harvey ff ' A ' Society ALL work and no play makes Jack a dull boy " is true at Abbot as any- where else. The " A " Society is an honor- ary society encouraging its members to excel in sports and to inject real spirit into the school athletics. As we flaunt our cherished blue A ' s, we joyfully realize that we are now more than halfway to the blazer — four hundred and fifty points. We had our annual picnic at Ipswich [45]

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Back Row: Lytle, Shields, Little, Moody, Todd, Wind, Abbott, Finneran, Gorsuch, D. White, Nelson, Parrot, Long, Towne, Biart, Grieco, Hardy, Leslie, Barss, Packard, Eccles, Stott Second Row: Eaton, Fowler, Jones, Craig, Bates, Stuart, Williams, Flint, 7eitung, Campbell, McCreery , Harvey, Harris, Gerrish, Means, M. Dean Front Row: Clark, B. Hill, Waterhouse, Bondy, Johnson, M. Erkert Hall two afternoons a week. We won- dered at Mr. Howe ' s patience with us, and we won ' t soon forget his characteris- tic shrug and sort of hopeless but brave smile in the face of the problems we pre- sented. We were very excited when we heard we were to sing on the radio in December for the benefit of the Chinese Relief. We felt so funny packed in that glass-cage effect in the Lawrence broadcasting station, with Mr. Howe leading us precariously from a chair. This was followed by hurried re- hearsals of our favorite carols for the Christmas service. After our winter vaca- tion we found ourselves working furiously, spurred on by the joint concert with P. A. which, alas, had to be cancelled because of illness " on the hill. " But then we set to work again, this time for our concert with Governor Dummer at Abbot. A raging March blizzard did not hinder the arrival of our guests, and our successful concert was followed by a superb dance. The year flew by, and spring was here all too soon. The Easter hymns were sung, and there was the preparation for rally night. The Seniors stepped out and made way for the vigorous voices of the " New Fidelio " who, we must say, made us wonder if we would be missed at all! Fi- delio has meant happy hours with favorite songs, and in spite of Mr. Howe ' s mis- givings about us, we would not have missed it for anything. Choir ALTHOUGH Miss Friskin ' s absence left an awful gap in choir last fall, we looked forward to our Sunday rehear- sals with Mr. Howe. At first we felt a little shaky, and we still remember his glaring at us over the top of the piano be- cause of a sharp that went flat or a dotted half we didn ' t dot. But dots or no dots, Mr. Howe ' s humor, patience and confi- dence in us bolstered our courage and we sang bravely on. The morning of Christ- [47]

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