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trol, but not too rapidly by any means, for we had the Exeter concert in the offing as well. To our great dis- appointment that had to be can- celled because of transportation prob- lems. Rehearsals were much the same. Mr. Howe never could remem- ber Ellie Cahill ' s name on the first try : ' ' Lib — ah — Fran — ah — Elinor, ' ' and we never could find the place in the music, but we worked harder under pressure and got results. But April 16 was drawing danger- ously near, and we were measured for our Mikado costumes and wigs, had our joint rehearsals at Abbot and at P.A., dress rehearsal, and finally the two great nights of actual perform- ance. We were very proud of our leads: Alva Houston as Yum Yum, Anne Pearson as Pitti Sing, Betty Colson as Peep Bo, and Themis Sarris as Katisha. Then came the sad day when the Seniors retired from active member- ship in Fidelio and left their places for " New Fidelio. " We continued to practice once a week for the Com- mencement Concert and Rally Night, but how we envied those lucky under- classmen who had another year of Fidelio before them ! But Fidelio and Choral by no means constituted all of our musical activities. Sixteen members of Choir met regularly every Sunday morning and evening for rehearsals with Miss Friskin for our Vesper Service pro- grams. We had superior training and a wonderful time as well, although we nearly drove Miss Friskin to retire- ment because in spite of all her efforts we would not enunciate clearly! Abbot Activity Advisers Aid Ab- bot administration, these being the Student Government Association, bet- ter known as " Stu-G " , the Abbot Christian Association, and the Abbot Athletic Association. All are composed of students with one or two of the faculty as advisers. The Stu-G, under the guidance of " Pett " and the Student Council, dis- cussed at weekly meetings general citizenship problems and suggestions Mikado Three Little Maids 
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CHOIR Bennett, Bai lor. Travis, •- ' . (larratl, Swenning, Row- ley, Peterson, Houston. A. (uirrati, Sam ' s, Bobillard, Jean Craig, Clark, Pearson, Barss. Absent: Fuller cision. it was found that the contest had been a Gargoyle-Griffin tie. Music Makes Maidens Merry at Abbot. Almost the moment school opens a stream of girls heads for the music studios. No one escapes " voice testing. " From Miss Frisian ' s studio come weird sounds and sweet ones occasionally. Soon the Choir and Fidelio lists are posted and rehearsals begin. Strains of " Land of Hope and Glory " are heard between 4:40 and 5: 25 on Mondays and Fridays when Choral meets, followed by the more " experienced " voices of Fidelio. This year Fidelio decided it wanted an elected rather than an appointed president, and Jean Craig was chosen. The next excitement came with the announcement that Abbot was going to give " The Mikado " with 1 A. in the spring. The leads were chosen; we sang over the Finale of the First Act, and went on to our Christmas music. If we do say so ourselves we sang well at Christmas time when the organ went off pitch just before the Christmas service and we had to sing a cappella. After vacation we settled down to " The Mikado " and got it under con- THE FIDELIO SOCIETY President: Jean Craig Accompanist: Elinor Cahill !i fc ' fciite 
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STUDENT GOVERNMENT COUNCIL Rutherford, Beckman, Bennett, Lindsay, Pearson, McLain, Jean Craig, Hogan, Hitchcock, Welles, Hour, Pettengill Absent: Hay ties, Hubbard, Kurth, Lchmann having to do with the betterment of the school, and results were reported at regular school meetings held in the chapel. Stu-G also appointed corridor and cottage proctors, assisted with citizenship ratings, took care of chapel absences and supervised morning study hall. Through the Council student thought and opinion could be reported officially to the faculty, and in this way the standards of our A.C.A. OFFICERS Hansen, Bennett, Peterson, Humphrey school life were kept high and under constant examination. The Christian Association consti- tutes another important part of our Abbot life. Through it are many worthy causes given financial assist- ance, such as the Hindman School in Kentucky, the American Red Cross, the Boston Community Chest, the Greater Lawrence Community Chest, the Lawrence Clinic, and the Golden Rule Foundation. Some of the high spots of the Christmas season are the frantic dressing of dolls, buying a " useful gift and a toy, " packing boxes and wrapping presents for Hindman and also for the Christmas Party for Andover children. There is a repre- sentative from each corridor on the A.C.A. Board, so that the Associa- tion ' s spirit of service is brought to everyone. There is also a group of girls who have attended the Northfield Confer- ence held during June each year at Northfield Seminary. The ideals of the Conference tie in very definitely with those of the A.C.A., and there- 
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