Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1942

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and Molly, saw Bert take the first set and lose the second 12 to 10, and finally as it heard that the entire match would have to be postponed until another day because there was no time for the third set on Field Day. and march! " Two days later Molly, the Gargoyle, won in a beautifully played match. This was a terrific upset, for the Griffins had won the tennis singles every year for several years. The Gargoyles were also successful in the tennis doubles. Another sport which is rapidly be- coming more and more popular is Straight shooter archery, which was one of the con- tests on Field Day. A number of Abbot girls won national archery awards during the fall term, among them Marilyn Barlow and Diantha Hamilton. Marilyn, together with Esther Smith, brought additional glory to the Gargoyles by winning the archery. Edna Nutton, Gargoyle, won the badminton. The Griffins won only the croquet, ping-pong, and deck ten- nis. Elinor Cahill, Ruth Goodall and Josephine Bernardin were the winners respectively. Needless to say, the Gargoyles went wild over their successes, and the 51

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jobs. For years to come Jeanne ' s name will probably be blessed at Ab- bot because with the help of her com- mittee she revised and brought up-to- date the Abbot Song Book. The Gargoyles came out ahead in the final hockey games. It was a hard struggle from the very beginning, and the contest was so close throughout the season that rules and even safety were disregarded for the first few weeks. Poor Miss Elvedt had to start her first year at Abbot by trying to recall to the Abbot Amazons impor- tant points which they had apparently forgotten during the summer. She Molly Hubbard, Gargoyle Bert Bertucio, Griffin was frankly appalled at first, but she succeeded in bringing order out of chaos, and the season eventually produced some fine games. Members of the varsity were: Anne Corkran, Betsey Fowler, Bette Gorsuch, Hon- ora Haynes, Peggy Howard, Louise Leslie, Betsv Lvtle, Marilvn Men- " Come along schik, Barbara Ohnick, Pat Petten- gill and Joan Sweeney. The tennis singles match was not so quickly or so conclusively decided as was the hockey. The school was tense and excited as it watched the incomparable game between Bert i ™ i



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Gargoyle: England, M. Stevens Griffin: Snider, Taylor Griffins, in spite of their initial set- backs, quietly remembered that the year was only one-third over, and that much could happen in the six months still remaining. Members of the athletic council were hostesses at the tea which followed the Field Day events, and in the midst of many reciprocal serenades and team songs awards were presented by Miss Hear- say after dinner in Davis Hall. And while the fall program was pro- gressing, work on the new wing and the Library was quietly (?) and slow- ly, but surely proceeding. Before the underclassmen knew what was hap- pening twenty-four Seniors had de- scended from the fourth floor and were comfortably settled in their spacious and attractive new rooms, with pink tiled bathrooms included! And from then on there were two stairways to the dining-room instead of one, and the faculty began finding it hard to get to meals on time ! The Library was the last of the new wing to be completed. The second week in December, under Miss Snow ' s careful direction, the books were moved to their spacious new home with a loss to the students of only two periods of study time. Gargoyle: Clark, Estin Griffin: A. Garratt, Replogle [52]

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