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A BBOT 1941-42! What will we remember about it? First of all, beloved faculty faces were missing and new ones took their places. School opened to the hammering of carpenters and the smell of paint. The new dining room was used for the first time, the new library was still very much under construction and part of the Class of ' 42 returned for two months to the fourth floor where it was born! Because of the war, the outlook and emphasis of the school was somewhat shifted. Societies were pushed into the back- f THE STORY OF THE YEAR m
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OF 19 42 RING SONG TREE SONG For us the time has come to take our leave, And for the work we ' ve done our rings we re- ceive — These are the symbols of our hopes and fears That mark the end of all our Abbot years. For us the mem ' ry of many happy days, Returning after we have gone on our ways, Will make us stronger, keep the purpose clear Which we discovered while we studied here. For us the counsel of those who helped us learn What were our standards, which the way to turn — Untouched by change, whate ' er the future brings, Lies in the circle of our Senior rings. — Frances Flint Not just a tree we leave behind A Spirit leave we too, An upright thought of Abbot born, We hand it on to you. The tree we plant for you to keep. In memory guard it well, Our loyalty is rooted here, The love we cannot tell. This sapling may in after years Have grown like those we know, Thoughtfully planted by other girls So many years ago. While through the years this tree will live May none its coolness shun, We ' ll carry on the heritage In Abbot years begun. — Margaret Sime CUM LAUDE Jane Bishop Jeanne Bowersox Miriam Douglas Gretchen Roemer Frances Flint Margaret Goodman Elizabeth Lytle Doris Jones Emily Mills Jane Philbin HONOR A 1941 Emily Ruth Poynter Mary Alice Purcell Adeline W 7 aterhouse 
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ground to make way for defense courses. Fire drills gave way to air raid drills and blackouts. Sugar was scarce. The soup course was omitted. We conserved paper, cut down on parties, and bought defense stamps. " Hoard- ing ' ' and " priorities ' ' became familiar words. Other words and phrases hitherto unheard of crept into our vocabula- ries. There was an air of alert- ness and of eagerness to help which was evident throughout the year. The fundamental traditions of the school were not altered, but Abbot swung into a wartime tempo. OF NINETEEN FORTY-TWO
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