Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1941

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revealed. But most of all, it means work and achievement, and that unequaled warmth which comes when you all re- ceive the long-awaited product which to our public is Courant. The Board this year included: Beverly Brooks, Editor; Nancy Gerrish, Business Manager; Jane Philbin, Sue Bates, Dorothy Fiske, Joan List, Mary Carroll O ' Connell, Frances Troub, Jane Bishop, Frances Flint, Gretchen Roemer, Literary Board. Les Beaux Arts L.B.A. is a society for lovers of art. Its greatest asset is its faculty ad- viser who guides us so masterfully through the realms of artistic beauty, and our meetings were punctuated with shouts of laughter caused by her humorous anec- dotes. She has lent much richness to our Thursday night gatherings by her ex- tensive travels and her vast stores of know- ledge. Our year was spent in the study of recent paintings. In our chapel program, which Back Row : Davey, Bertucio, Wilson, D. Erkert Second Row : C. Hill, Waugh, Parrot, Shie lds, Mary Mar- tin Front Row: Finneran, Grieco, Fong came in May, we presented tableaux of the works of contemporary artists. Members of L.B.A. were: Joan Waugh, President; Jane Davey, Secretary-Treasurer; Bonney Wilson, Alda Grieco, Christine Hill, Jane Parrot, Mimi Shields, Mary Bertucio, Dorothy Erkert, Mary Ellen Finneran, Virginia Fong, Mary Martin. Odeon " Books — lighthouses erected in the sea of Time. " WE in Odeon cling to these light- houses for guidance in the turbu- lent sea of our youth. An hour is set aside Back Row: Wbittier, McCreery, Calder, B. Hill, Moody, Zeitung Front Row : Lacey, Belden, Clark, Little every other Friday evening in which we read and discuss all phases of literature to our heart ' s content under the stimulating guidance of our faculty adviser, Miss Wilkinson. By common consent we first read George Bernard Shaw ' s " Pygmalion. " Then Ann read us parts from " Mrs. Min- iver, " and Mimi read the familiar " ' Twas the Night Before Christmas. " In January, Miss Wilkinson began reading to us Alice Duer Miller ' s " White Cliffs. " In Odeon we forget everything for one precious hour and just enjoy ourselves. if; [50]

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Aeolian A EOLUS, the mythical god of the winds, Jl . could hardly have refrained from chortling through his bristly beard had he heard us playing our toy symphony. Draper Hall shook from its very founda- tions as Herbie banged away with enviable gusto on her drum, Dorie ' s nightingale either needed a refill or spilled all over her, and Kelly attempted to cuckoo on the off beat! Miss Friskin tried to keep things under control, but her sense of humor in- variably got the better of her. Some of our most enjoyable evenings were those when she so ably reconstructed our vaguely hummed tunes. Miss Friskin ' s guidance, her efficiency, graciousness and incompar- able playing are the things that make Aeolian so special. Miss Tuttle was her gifted substitute during the first semester. Our " symphony players " were: Nancy Eccles, President; Harriet Means, Secretary- Treasurer; Jeannette Biart, Ruth Bondy, Helen Craig, Betty Dunaway, Betty Hardy, Dorothy Harvey, Dorie Jones, Helen Stott, Jane Towne, Edith White. Back Row: Towne, Means, Bondy, Harvey, Biart, Craig, Jones, Hardy Front Row : Stott, Eccles List, Gerrish, Bates, O ' Connell, B. Brooks, Miss Sweeney, Troub, Philbin, Fiske Courant WHAT is Courantl Is it fifty clearly printed pages, bound in blue and white, stuffed into your mailboxes in February and June? No, that is not Courant. Courant means frantic Friday afternoons with the story that refuses to come in time for tonight ' s meeting, hurrying to our very own little room across from His- tory of Art, grabbing a chair, and resting our elbows experimentally on the wobbly table. It is bringing forth that story, finally, and reading it as clearly as possible with our hearts in our mouths; that end- less moment of waiting for the beloved member who may, or may not, sit up and declare " I like it! " ; and listening with a smile while the Board picks apart our carefully worded paragraphs. It means grand talks on various tangents with the indispensable Miss Sweeney, over-exuber- ance and everyone talking at once, Bev ' s authoritative " All right " bringing us back to earth and a deadline. Courant means printer ' s ink, reams of proof, wavy lines and forgotten punctuation, over- lapping pages and odd sounding tenses; it means unique chapels such as this year ' s program in which the stories behind the portraits on the walls of Abbot Hall were [49]

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The members of Odeon were: Mimi Calder, President; Nancy Whittier, Secre- tary-Treasurer; Peggy Little, Emily Mills, Jessie McCreery, Verniece Moody, Joan Belden, Louise Clark, Barbara Hill, Ninon Lacey, Betsy Lytle, Ann Zeitung. Philomatheia WE, in Philomatheia, are lovers of learning, as the derivation of our name implies. This year we gazed at the stars, fumbled at the movie projector, goggled at amoeba antics and compiled data for our chapel program in March. We presented sundry superstitions, trying to show their origin, bringing out the truth in some and debunking others. For example, we learned that hairpin souffle a. la thumbtacks could be served as a deli- cacy at the Ritz — but really! A love of learning plus the patient aid of Miss Tucker and Mrs. Poland is a combination not to be excelled. Our stargazers were: Phyllis Campbell, President; Eleanor Knox, Secretary-Treasurer; Martha Tyer, Pat Selden, Marjorie Dean, Margaret McFarlin, Betty Harris, Lu Sommer. Back Row : Sommer, M. Dean, Selden Front Row : McFarlin, Harris, Knox, Campbell, Tyer Back Row: Beach, Perkins, M. Erkert, Kelley, Packard, Rafton, Snider, Poynter ■ Front Row: Sime, Manning, Purcell, Fowler, D. Hamil- ton, Margery Martin Q. E. D. Q.E.D. will always recall to us this familiar quotation of our President Polly: " Now who is giving the news tonight? " Our elaborate plans and our noble efforts in training ourselves to act as guides on our trip to historic Boston were again all in vain. This time the flu epi- demic was our deterrent. We forgot our disappointment, however, when we be- came absorbed in preparations for our discussion in chapel on the subject " Is the defeat of Hitler essential for the United States? " Nancy, Marney, Betsy, Emily Ruth and La became temporarily staunch defenders of the totalitarian system. Here Miss Smith ' s impartiality in our discus- sions was an invaluable help. What would we do without her? Our soap-box orators were: Polly Pack- ard, President; Harriet Beach, Betsy Fow- ler, Nancy Kelley, Margery Martin, Emily Ruth Poynter, La Purcell, Eleanor Rafton, Mary Erkert, Diantha Hamilton, Theo Manning, Eloise Perkins, Margaret Sime, Ruth Snider. [51]

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