Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1943

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lf'l.I'llISI uIfOll'1l'.Ijn mul u1Jl'l'fi'u were taught the basic duties of air raid wardens and the rudiments of plane spotting. They made dolls and dressed them for children of coun- tries where toys are no longer made: they knit garments of all kinds and produced hand-sewn moccasins. A very complete and useful course in Nutrition was also given, in which some of the townsfolk also took part. In the present food emergency some knowledge of vitamins and energy foods was found to come in most help- fully. In still one more way did the Abbot family contribute to the war effort. Our blissful spring vacation was omitted, Christmas vacation was eX- tended, and Commencement moved up one week. Transportation prob- lems brought about the change since soldiers, sailors and marines had to reach their destinations first. Thus vacation days were forgotten, and we turned our eyes to books and learning. Then came a surprise! Free days were announced with no studies, no required sports. but just play all day. Faculty and students both benefited and "a good time was had by allf, 44 Each Exercise Encourages En- durance was our pass word in sports this year. The annual Field Day on November 7 was the first important event in the athletic program, with contests between the Gargoyles and the Griffins in basketball, tennis, and hockey. The Griffins, with Dick Rich- ards as their captain and faithful Gusvonce again backing the team. were one jump ahead of the Gargoyles in hockey. The Varsity claimed Mary Bentley, Honora Haynes, Janet Hitch- cock, Neder MCMLITFHY, Mary Jane Kurth, Hilary Paterson, Pat Petten- gill, Betty Reid, Bette Rowley, Pris- cilla Stevens and Joan Sweeney. "Come out and play," Clark, Pearson, Peterson In basketball too the Griffins were the victors, Varsity here being Elinor Cahill, Ruth Goodall, Marjorie Ham- ilton, Louise Honnen, Ann Richards and Sally Spear. And the Griffins won one match of tennis doubles. However, the Gargoyles, led by Bette Rowley and Lister, won the tennis singles and one match of doubles. lXIolly Hubbard was again the champ-

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