Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1941

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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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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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Back Row: Eccler, Shaw, Nelson, Harvey, Leslie, B. Brooks, Packard Front Row: Bennett, Stott, Craig, Todd, Biart, Hardy, Lyt e, Jones, Margery Martin mas vacation we trudged, tousled and ex- cited, through the halls singing carols. Before midyears Mr. Howe was the perfect host at a farewell tea. Miss Friskin back, we sang on the vowels and pronounced our final consonants. Altogether it has been a grand year, and choir membership is a privilege which we are very proud to enjoy. The choir members were Marney Martin, President; Beverly Brooks, Betsy Bennett, Skip Biart, Emma Ann Todd, Dorothy Harvey, Betty Hardy, Betsy Lytle, Julie Nelson, Helen Stott, Nancy Eccles, Polly Packard, Dorie Jones, Bunny Shaw, Louise Leslie, Helen Craig. Abbot Dramatic Society THIS year A.D.S. got off to a grand start with five new members. We began rehearsing almost immediately for the big event of our year, the production of the A.D.S. Plays. Rehearsals were a mad jumble of forgotten speeches, lost cues, stifled giggles and late arrivals, but under the expert direction of our own Mrs. Gray, all was in readiness for the final performance on December 7th. Our Friday night meetings will long be remembered in the hearts of us in A.D.S. There we read and studied many plays, yet somehow al- ways managed to combine a good time with the more serious matters. Betty was ever ready with one of her jokes; Julie could always be counted on to pep up any slow meetings; Mim was usually to be found sitting close beside the door ready to make a hasty retreat should any new play Mrs. Gray was casting contain an old grandmother ' s role. A.D.S. owes much Back Row : Scammon, Gorsucb, Caldarone Second Row: Hartwell, Nelson, Waterhouse, Long, Rath- bone Front Row: D. White, Gourley, Menschik of this year ' s success to its able president, Addie Waterhouse, and of course to Mrs. Gray. As always, she has been our in- spiration, helping us in every possible way to get the most out of our work. We hope we have made her proud of this year ' s A.D.S. Our members were Addie Waterhouse, Jo Hartwell, Julie Nelson, Sue Long, Ruth Rathbone, Lyn Menschik, Betty Gorsuch, Mim Scammon, Dottie White; Glo Caldarone, and Jini Gourley. [48]

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