Fryeburg Academy - Academy Bell Yearbook (Fryeburg, ME)
- Class of 1923
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THE A'A EM' BELL
Vol. 34 Fxvnlsuim, IUAINE, JVNE, 1923 No. 2
RAYMOND COTTON, '23 EDWARD LEADUETTER, '24
Alumni ' Literary
ALICE BALLARD, '23 MARY EASTMAX, '23
fl tlilctir Excliazizgvs'
CLIFFORD GRAY, '23 DORIS FERNALD, '23
Jokes .flrt Dcpizrtmciit
EDXVIN ALLARD, '24 CHARLES DAVIDSON. '23
MERWYX WOODXYARD. '23
LEONA MCIXTIRE. '24
MARRINER CRAIG. '25
RCTII SHANY. '26
Business iil'ICllIUgC'l' Assistilnt
PERCY BURNELI.. '23 XVENDIELL RIDLON. '23
A Reminder ............... ........................... ,,,.,,,, 2
A Suggestion .................... ..... 2
The Chivalry of Today ............ .......... .... .......... ..... 2
Life ............................................................................................. ..... 3
How Our School Activities Prepare Cs for the lfuture ...... ..... 3
Salutatory: The Importance of Chemistry to Man ........ ..... 4
Class History ............................. .............................................. ..... 7
Oration: Ten Important Dates in American llistory ....... ..... 9
Poem: Last Journey .............. ............................................. ....... r I
Yaledictory: The End of the Trail ..... ..... 1 ,i -I!
Prize Essay: Our Friends the Birds ........ ....... i 4
Poem: Yliings of Waiting ............. .. ..... 157
Class Statistics ................................, ..... 1 25
In Memoriam ...... ....... . 25
Alumni Notes ...... ......, . 26
School Notes ..... ....... . 29
jokes ............... ......,.. 3 2
Athletics ......... ....... 3 5
Exchanges ................... ------- 4 O
Advertising Section ...... ------ 4 I
2 THE ACADEMY BELL
ln our last issue we made to you an
offer which we hoped would be of mutual
benefit to you and this institution, but
now that we have completed the year and
look back and consider the effects and
benefits and final outcome of our propo-
sition. we are both appreciative and
Wle notice that you have taken a great
interest in us in many ways, and have
lent us help on every hand. For this we
thank you in every way which we possibly
can,-but now in what way are we dis-
appointed? It is in this way.
VVhere you have given much you have
taken little in return for yourselves.
XVhere you have done nobly on your part
you have failed to let us have an oppor-
tunity of showing our appreciation. iVe
will not say in every case for there may
be exceptions, but on the whole we have
had the opportunity to do very little for
llowever, this is no time for vain re-
grets. This year is gone but there is an-
other year coming. In it lies oppor-
tunityg look over our olfer again and in
the coming year make the most of it and
above all do not fail to visit us at any
timeg faculty and students will be glad
to have you.
The coming thing is radio: another
coming thing is Fryeburg Academy.
VVhy not put two things together? Here
is an opportunity for some one to win the
everlasting gratitude of the student body.
It is also an excellent thing for the stu-
dents to work for, a radio set for the
school. VVhy not?
THE CHIVALRY OF TODAY.
A generation or two ago our country.
especially in certain sections. had what
some call its chivalrous age. Those were
the days of sweet romances in quaint old-
fashioned gardens: the time when girls
were the frail, fair maidens of the cling-
ing-vine type, and chivalrous manhood
stood waiting to catch the first pale dam-
sel who should faint at the sight of a
little mouse, or to pick up the diminutive
square of perfumed lace when it liuttered
from slender white hands.
llut was that chivalry, that feeling of
pity such as a strong man feels for a help-
less little child?
The Pilgrim and Pioneer days had far
more and truer chivalry when man and
woman together laid the foundation of
our nation amidst trials and hardships.
llut today for the first time in the his-
tory of the world is true chivalry being
revealed. It is in the age of crime and evil,
of iiapperism and jazz, but these things
do not predominate. These things shall
soon pass away and leave the World at the
dawn of a new day, a day in which the
ideals now but newborn shall be upheld
throughout the landsg when knighthood
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shall indeed be in flower but in a way as
yet hardly dreamed of. for chivalry shall
be founded on equality.
Already young manhood and woman-
hood, standng practically on the sam:
level, are shaking hands in preparation
for entering their tasks together in this
needy old world.
Civilizations on another basis have long
teen tried and have fallen as Rome in all
her glory fell. The thing which can save
the civilization of today is the united
working of man and woman. The world is
waking up to this vital need and the
chivalry of today is the gradual accep-
tance of womanhood into her rightful
place as fellow-worker and helper of
man in the business, political, social, and
Doius FiaRN.x1.o, Qi.
Life is the greatest gift God can be-
stow. Our destiny, which He alone
knows. is planned by Ilis wisdom and
carried out under His perfect guidance.
How do footsteps patter when by con-
fidence they may be stayed by that ever
willing and helpful hand? We say life
is a burden. This is not so unless we
make it so and this surely was not God's
intention. VVhy should we make it this
xx hen He has made it possible for life to
be such a wonderful revelation from be-
ginning to end? For even in our darkest
hours and deepest grief we can always
feel confident that by trusting that Divine
power we shall be shown the silver lining
which is always just beneath the blackest
HOW OUR SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
PREPARE US FOR THE
There is no better way to prepare us
for the future than by our school activi-
ties. We are as a people famous for
good sportsmanship, and as a school we
should keep these ideals. Often in ath-
letic meets there is a chance to Hget by
with" unfair playing. This is not the
idea we have of sportsmanship, for we
take the penalty and profit by our errors.
Not only in athletics but by debating
we are prepared for the future. This
was successfully introduced in the acad-
emy this year. It enables us to think
quickly and be alert.
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ln the early days of our country, much
of ceremony and form entered into even
the everyday things of life. Today in
oriental lands great pomp and show is
considered a necessity to properly meet-
ing or parting from friends. Tt has al-
ways been the custom to cling to oriental
or ancient customs in occasions like this,
though in other things the spirit of the
times is straight forward simplicity.
Today the pleasant duty is mine of
greeting you here assembled, and T wish
to do it in a simple twentieth century
American way. Honorable trustees, teach-
ers, parents, undergraduates, friends: we
appreciate the interest which you have
long shown in us, we appreciate your
presence here this afternoon, and in be-
half of my class T most heartily welcome
you to our graduation exercises.
THE IMPORTANCE OF CHEMIS-
TRY TO MAN. Q
In the beginning of n1an's life upon
earth he was little different in any dis-
cernible way from the animals among
which he lived. lie became vitally dif-
ferentiated from these, his early com-
panions, principally because he began
dimly to grasp certain scientific facts.
Through untold centuries his progress
was infinitely slow, because that progress
was ever dependent upon
and application of science,
never has revealed her secrets satisfac-
torily save to keen, deep minds-minds
capable of great concentration and pa-
The worldls debt to scientihc research
is best understood when we remember
that the aboriginal man, clothed in the
skin of an animal tstruck down by a
clubj, living in a dark damp cave eating
as do wild animals, the uncombined, un-
prepared products of mother earth might
have been enjoying all of the advantages
of twentieth century civilization if he
had been possessed of the scientific knowl-
edge which belongs to this century.
Cf the many branches of science wh'ch
through the ages man has studied and
applied, all others combined have not
yielded such practical fruits for his com-
fort and happiness as has chemistry. it
is a thought as fascinating as it is fearful,
as interesting as it is awe inspiring, that
all material which the wizzard-like
chemist of today is so marvelously using,
has lain ready and waiting since the be-
ginning of manis earth life, and he knew
it not through the passing of countless
Thirty centuries have passed since the
chemically prepared mummy of King
Tut-ankh-amen was tucked away in its
chamber of splendors, and for thousands
of years before this men had been apply-
ing chemical facts. A history of this
and of later research holds for the think-
ing person a fascination unequalled by
the most thrilling tale of fiction, but we
pass it by untouched because we wish to
deal with modern chemistry.
Between early and modern chemistry
there is no positive line of demarcation.
Routledge speaks of the discovery of
gases as marking the beginning of modern
chemistry, and Henry Smith Wfillianis. in
his great five-volume history of science,
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says of the discovery of atoms two hun-
dred years later, "Upon this wonderful
theory tof atomsJ the Whole gigantic
structure of modern chemistry is found-
ed." Xlfe are inclined to agree with the
laier writer. for chemistry without a
r..cogt'ition of atoms certainly not quit:
Chemistry is the fundamental science
of the tfanslormation of matter. or we
may say it is the sc'ence of analysis and
syrthesls, that is. the taking apart and
putt ng together of compounds and ele-
n1e.1ts. For instance, take water. Anal-
ys's is separating it into its elements.
hydrt.-gen and oxygen. Synthesis is com-
b.n'rg ogzygeii and hydrogen to form
water. 'lite last hfty years chemistry lias
lst-gn prfiicpaly synthesis or combining
oi compcunds and elements to make new
cc mpounds. many of which are not found
linen season we see things changing
from dead to living and from llving to
dead. 'l'11.s is one manifestation of the
cyce of substances in nature. All ele-
nients and cotnpounds are consiantly
uiiilergofng changes because the atoms
are con:-tz111t'y rearringing theinselyes.
Thus, the tr es and shrubs of one gen :ra-
tion may ne it turn into soft call. and
tl'at into hard crxali the hard coal into
giaphtei and hnally. under proper candi-
tors, rgrapltlte fnto diamonds. llut there
w u'd be less graphlte thin coal, beiausc
much gfeater pressure is neided for t'rs
c' a gg to talze ylace. Only a very small
part of the graphite would turn to d'a-
munds Iiecause this crystallization occurs
only under tremendous pressure, more
tfan lIi'ClilfIZl'lly exists on the earth.
No matter is lost or gained in the
world. For illustration, when wood is
burned. it may seem that matter is de-
stroyed. l?ut if one could collect all of
the liberated gases and moisture and
weigh them together with the ashes he
would have the exact weight of the origi-
Chemistry makes for order and com-
fort. The natural arrangement of
things on the earth is chaos. All sub-
sttnces have been mixed in the earth for
us to sort out and fmd a use for. This
is what chemistry does. Its natural or-
der is cosmos. For an ihustration take
metals. We do not find great sheets of
iron or great lumps of gold free in the
eargh. 'lhese metals are in tiny pieces.
or chemfcally combined in their ores
uith other ClSIHfHfS. Chemistry has de-
vised means to get metals from their
ores and purify them for our use.
Most of the organic compounds have
lzeen analyzed. llut as yet no way has
lzeen found to combine the elements
fornrng them. Sugar. starch, fruits.
celulofe, and many other compounds
omntafn nothing but carbon. hydrogen
and oxygen-elements found abun-
dantly in nature. The only difference be-
tween them is a differerce in arrange-
ment of their atoms, but as yet the
science of properly arranging these ele-
ments to produce a required compound
has evaded the chemfst. Fortunate is
the man vxho discovers the art of com-
bining them. All he will need to do is
to have a well equipped factory, plenty
of carbon and water. Then by the
proper combining of these he will be
ready to meet the demanxfslof the world
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for starch, sugar, oil, and all other or-
Nature's supply of many of our com-
pounds will soon become exhausted.
For instance, this will be true of our
coal, oil and illuminating gas. We will
soon need chemists who can provide
some substitute for these compounds.
Chemists are more and more turning
their attention to the use of by-products
or waste products, and some of these
by-products are even more useful than
the main products. Only a short time
ago, the coal which had been heated to
furnish the illuminating gas used in cit-
ies, was thrown away. Now we get
nearly all of our ammonia from this
coal. Hut the most important by-prod-
uct of heating coal is coal tar. Coal tar
is the scrap-heap of the vegetable king-
dom. In it is found a little of every-
thing that is in trees. It contains about
a dozen primary compounds which can
be made into hundreds of thousands of
other substances. It heals and wounds.
It furnishes medicines and munitions.
From it is made perfume which sur-
passes that of the rose. It is like the
magic purse of Fortunatus, from which
anything can be drawn. Its most im-
portant use is in manufacturing of dyes.
This was practically started in t'1e United
States after our supply was cut off from
Germany during the war. Gur dye in-
dustry has been a great success. Now
the value of our export of dyes is as
great as was the value of the import of
dyes before the war. The chemists of
this country could have earlier found a
way to make dyes if they had tried.
This is just an example of what chemists
can do when necessity demands.
Nitrogen plays a very important part
in making high explosives. The first im-
plement of fighting was cellulose, chietiy
in the form of clubs. Then came silica,
mostly in the form of flint arrowheads
and spear-points. Now has come the
nitrogenous era, the using of nitrogen
compounds to make gunpowder and ex-
plosives: Nitrogen is generally consid-
ered as an inert substance, so it might
seem strange that it is of so great use in
making explosives, but this is the very
reason it is useful. It is very reluctant
to unite with other substances, but on the
other hand, very active in getting out of
certain of its compounds. So when
these nitrogen atoms are disturbed in
any way, they, obeying their natural or-
der, force themselves out of their com-
pounds with such violence that an ex-
plosion occurs. Gun cotton, T. N. T.
and all our explosives contain nitrogen.
The only objection in regard to the nitro-
gen is that it must be in a compound.
Free nitrogen is of no worth. It is as
free as air, but reminds one of the quo-
tation from the Ancient Mariner: "VVa-
ter, water everywhere but not a drop to
drink.' At the opening of the world
war, Germany was using Chile saltpeter
almost entirely in making explosives.
Later this supply was cut off and Ger-
many would at once have been forced
to her knees but for her chemists who
found a way to take nitrogen from the
air and put it into compounds. This is
another example of the skill and power
of chemists. Pamphlets endorsed by
world prominent people are now being
distributed to womens' clubs and other
organizations with the avowed purpose
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to "assess anew the value of the intimate
and unending service of chemistry to
home, community and country: to weigh
afresh the obligation resting upon us all
to bring our country abreast of the
world's foremost nations in this branch
of knowledge which literally underlies
our physical and our economic life."
This shows the great importance which
our leaders are placing upon chemistry
today. Yet beyond question, even with
its wonderful recent development. chemi-
cal research is but in its infancy.
VVhat the future holds for it no man
can say, but all agree that generations to
come will look back upon this age in
chemistry much as we look back upon
ages now long past. :Ks we wonder
why a knowledge of gases and the the-
ory of atoms so long evaded early chem-
ists, so people of the future will marvel
that our men of science failed to under-
stand many truths of chemistry which
will then be universally known.
As historian of the class of 1923. it
is my duty to cast to the four winds the
record of our labors and activities.
Four years ago, on September 23.
15139, Fryeburg Academy opened its
doors. groared. and sighed. for more
desks must be purchased in order to ac-
eonimodate forty-five small and Very
For the first few days we had great
confidence in our power to maintain our
rights. VVe pushed the Sophomores
around at will and went on our blissful
way undisturbed. Perhaps this conti-
dence was inspired by the fact that we
were the largest class that had entered
the Academy for some years. VVhat-
ever the cause, these unnatural condi-
tions did not long prevail. At a social
tendered us by the juniors, we were
shown our place, and what is more, we
kept it for the rest of the year.
This did not hinder us. however,
from receiving a fair share of the prizes
offered by the school. 'lhree of our
boys won their letters in baseball. One
of our boys won the second Latin prizeg
anolher won the general improvement
prize: and a third won second honor in
'l'here came the fall of 1920. IVe re-
turned to our studies with a feeling of
more or less importance. We were
Sophomores, and as such looked for-
ward to teaching the Freshmen the
ways of lfryeburg Academy.
NVe missed several from our ranks,
but their places were filled by new mem-
bers. As I looked one over from feet
to head, I saw two feet that undoubt-
edly belonged to a woman. Letting my
glance rove upward, I noticed a set of
trouser legs. Surprised, yes, even star-
tled. I looked into a face that belonged
to a man. Upon inquiring as to whom
th's gentleman possessing woman's feet
might be, I learned that his name was
Percy liurnell of XVest llaldwin.
VVendell Ridlon. another new member,
seemed to lack the ability of handling
himself properly, and so quickly gained
the nickname of "Weary."
Floyd Warren was conspicuous be-
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cause of his white hair and gold tooth.
Rachel Heath, Clifford Kimball, and
Alice llallard joined our ranks and again
we numbered forty-five.
As the year progressed we found more
time to take part in the Various activi-
ent. My attention was soon called to
one of our new members. He was a
pale, thin, sickly looking fellow. Today
as we look at Charles l-larmon we cannot
help but marvel at the change two years
of life at Fryeburg Academy has brought
about. In place of a wan and beardless
face, we ind a countenance with the
amplitude of a full moon and with the
whiskers of a buecaneer.
VVe also welcomed Forrest and VVal-
lace lllake, and Marguerite Marston of
llrownheld. After a year's absence
Charles Davidson returned to F. A.,
Marion Stokes and Lucille Locke regis-
tered, but left soon after they had joined
ties. The varsity basket ball team took
two of our men, one of whom was the
captain, and two others won their let-
ters in track. Vlfhen the spring term
ended seven boys had earned their let-
ters in baseball.
.Athletics was not the only thing in
which we gloried, however. The gen-
eral improvement prize was earned by
Percy llurnellg Lillian Swan won the
medal for excellency in Englishg Percy
Burnell and Marion Charles won prizes
in the annual speaking contestg Lillian
Swan and Vashti Clement won the Latin
When we returned as juniors in the
fall of 1921, we counted and recounted
the class roll and found only forty pres-
Few were the functions of school life
that did not find some of the Juniors in-
volved. The improvement prize for
girls was won by Doris lfernaldg the
English medal was won by Vashti
Clement, the first prize in Latin was won
by Mary Eastmang and the first prize
in the annual speaking contest was won
by Raymond Cotton. Two Juniors
served as literary editors on the ACAD-
EMY BELL, while a third held the position
of assistant business manager. Five
Juniors, including the captain and man-
ager, won letters in basket ball, and eight
juniors earned letters in baseball.
At the end of this year we heard of
Mr. VVelch,s resignation with misgivings,
for he had guided us through three years
of our school life.
At the beginning of our Senior year
Mr. Elroy O. LaCasce took the position
as Headmaster. Mr. LaCasce has proved
himself wholly in sympathy with the
scholars, and has thereby gained the co-
operation of the entire school.
Early last fall a debating society was
organized by the Senior class. Percy
llurnell was chosen President, Robert
Eastman, Vice-President and Mary
Un March 22 we presented a drama
entitled "His Unclels Niece." The parts
were well taken, and from this drama
and the dance which followed the class
realized one hundred and sixty-one dol-
Un March 29, 1923, we were sad-
dened by the death of Mrs. Alberta
Mabry Abbott who had been the faithful
and efficient head of the Music Depart-
ment for the past quarter of a century.
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Our endeavors in the literary world
have been shown this year by several
articles in the AcA111eMv BE1.1.,the Edi-
tor-in-chief and the Associate Editors
on Alumni, Literature, Exchanges, Ath-
lct cs, and the Art Department, were
Seniors, as well as the Business Man-
ager and one of his assistants.
Today marks the end of the history
of the class of 19223. Today we leave
the dear old Academy.
"Won to the left and I to the right,
For the ways of men must sever-
And it well may be for a day and a night,
And it well may be forever. ,
But whether we meet or whether we part
tlior our ways are past our knowlngj,
A pledge from the heart to its fellow heart
On tlte ways we all arc going!
For we know not where we are going."
C1.1 1-'Foam GRAY.
TEN IMPORTANT DATES IN
Among the dates in history which are
important to every American citizen are:
October 12, 1l92g the year 16203 July
4, l77tig September 3, 17833 the year
1i'SSg December 2, 18233 April 12, 1861,
April 14, 1865, and April ti, 1917.
l do not pretend to say these dates are
the greatest ones in American History:
lgut 1 do say that they are among the
The hrst date, Octolger 12, 1-192,
brings to every mind the discovery of
America. Christopher Columbus, an
ltalian by birth, after many disappoint-
ments received the help of the Queen of
Spain to equip a small Heet of three
ships. On August 3, 1492, Columbus
set sail from Spain and headed due west.
He hoped to find the West Indies. Co-
lumbus had two motives in sailing: First
he wished to convert the people of the
Indies to Christianity, and second, he
hoped to establish a shorter trade route
to these islands, Finally, 011 October I2,
1492, after many hardships, land was
sighted, and Columbus landed on the
Island of Guanahani. Thus was America
My second date deals with the land-
ing of the Pilgrims. In the year I62O
a company of Englishmen had resolved
to emigrate to America. The chief rea-
son for going was that they might enjoy
both political and religious liberty, ac-
cording to their own standards of what
was just alld right. They had pla1111ed
to settle 11ear tl1e Hudson River, but
upon reaching this coast they found
themselves near what is now Cape Cod,
and decided to settle there.
lVhfle their ship. the Mayflower, re-
mained at anchor. Captain Standish with
a btzatload of men went out to explore.
On December 21st they came to Ply-
mtruth fiay and landed near a boulder
which has since been called Plyniouth
Rock. The Pilgrims declared them-
selves loyal subjects of the King, but at
the same time they made their own laws
and elected John Carver as their first
Governor. Thus the 11ew common-
wealth began. They were but a few
score people, but they had the strength
that belongs to those who fear God and
The next date is Indepenence Day,
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July -1, 17713. England had endeavored
to tax the Colonists against their will,
and as a result the Colonists rebelled.
The Americans did not seek separation,
but the King of England forced it on
them and there was no choice left. In
june, 1776, Richard Henty Lee of Vir-
ginia offered this resolution in Congress:
"Resolved, that these United Colonies
are, and of right ought to be, free and
A committee of live, Thomas Jeffer-
son, john Adams, Benjamin Franklin,
Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Living-
ston, was chosen to draw up a declara-
tion enbodying ythat resolution. Thomas
jefferson did the work. On July 4, 17713,
John Hancock, President of Congress.
signed the Declaration of American In-
dependence in that bold, decided hand
which the King of England could read
without spectacles. Later, the represent-
atives of the colonies added their names
to the Declaration. That completed the
work. The thirteen British Colonies
had ceased to exist. In their place stood
a new nation. the United States of Amer-
ica, and it has been a free and independ-
ent nation ever since.
September 3, 1783, marks the signing
of the Treaty of Peace with England.
ln a speech to Parliament in 1782, the
King of England said that he was ready
to acknowledge the independence of the
United States, and that it was his ear-
nest prayer that religion, language, in-
terest, and affection might prove a bond
of permanent union between the two
countries. The treaty secured for us the
thirteen states and the territory west of
them to the Mississippi, in all, an area of
about eight hundred thousand square
VVe were then free and independent,
but we were not united. Congress had
no power to enforce the laws that it
made. At last, in 1787, a convention of
fifty-five members was held in Philadel-
phia to draw up a new Constitution.
W'ashington presided at this convention,
which consisted of the chief men from
all the states. After a stormy session
of nearly four months the great work
was completed, and the Constitution was
adopted. During the next year, 1788,
all of the states decided to adopt it, and
from that time on we were united as
well as free and independent.
About a hundred years ago Mexico
and several South American countries
had declared themselves republics, inde-
pendent of Spain. President Monroe
suspected that the European kings were
going to help Spain regain control of
these countries. In his message to Con-
gress on December 2, 1823, the Presi-
dent declared, that while the United
States was resolved not to meddle with
the affairs of the nations of the Old
VVorld, we were equally determined that
they should not meddle with the affairs
of the New. That declaration is called
the Monroe Doctrine. It means that we
consider that America is for Americans,
and any attempt on the part of Europe
to extend her system to any portion of
this hemisphere would be regarded as
the manifestation of an unfriendly dis-
position toward the United States.
April 12, 1861, marks the beginning
of the Civil War, that great struggle be-
tween the North and South. Durinff
the four long years that the war lasted,
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thcusands of brave men were killed and
miilmns of dollars' damage done to the
country. Even when we think of the
great cost of the war, both in lives anf'
money, we cannot help but think of the
results. Wlhfn the Civil lVar ended, we
ha'l changed from a slave-holding coun-
try to a nation in which every man was
equal. The quarrel between the North
and SouLh xi as over. and, instead of two
pe'ty nations always fighting each other.
we were still one great republic.
On the evening of April ll, 18155, a
wave of sorrow swept over the coun-
try: for ton that evening while President
Lincoln was attend'ng a theatre in Wlash-
irglon, a miserable, half crazy actor
named Vtlillzes Booth, stepped into the
lox and shot the President in the back
of the head.
The next morning, surrounded by his
family and offical friends, Abraham
Lincoln died. lliords have no power
to tell the worth of Abraham Lincoln.
llis name, linked with the immortal
W'ashington's, is forever enshrined in the
hearts of the American people, for he
was the savior of our country as Wash-
ington was its founder and father.
liarly in the morning of April ti, 1917.
a resolution declaring a state of war be-
tween the United States and Germany,
was passed by Congress. For the first
time in over a century we were at war
with one of the great foreign powers.
As ljresident Wilson said, "The great
fact that stands outabove all the rest
is that this is a peoples, war, a war for
freedom and justice, a war to make the
world safe for the people who live in it
and who have made it their own.', Our
presence in the war brought victory for
the Allies and Germany was crushed.
Thus far I have mentioned dates
which are important to every American
My tenth date is important to a certain
few who are gathered in this church this
afternoon. To us, this day, June 12,
1923, is of vast importance, for it marks
the ending of one of the happiest peri-
ods of our lives-our four years at Frye-
burg Academy. .
THE LAST JOURNEY.
No more I care to hasten on
Life's highway dull and long,
No more I seek the while light's glare
Nor tre cold indifferent throng.
Our worldly ways no longer charm,
hor give tl.e soul delight.
What once gave pleasures now are gone
Like shadows in the night.
Sad longings at my heartstrings pullg
To th.nk brings out distress,
Back once again l long to go
Where peaceful I may rest.
Back to that hillside and that home
To see the breaking dawn,
And from the eastern windows watch
The coming of the morn.
,Tis glorious at the dewy eve
To watih the sun'ight fade.
It's dismal here mid houses drear
In smoke and dust and shade.
And yet I see that coitage there,
The stately tree before,
The once white fence, the rose-bush near
The ivy by the door.
The house is faded, gray, and streak'd,
Its roof is old and torn,
Its doors are warped and spotted o'er,
Tlie walls of trimming shorn.
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The chimney's rough and rudely made,
The doorstep gray and old.
The ancient windows there let in
The rain and wind and cold.
No sign of splcndor's seen within,
No walls with paintings hungg
But it's suggestiveness of peace
Glows like the morning sun.
Its Floors are rough and gray and bare.
From countless treading feetg
But, as to birds their humble nest
To me it's a retreat.
Beyond the pomp of palace line,
Or mansion, stately, tall,
Beyond all others, humbler far,
It's yet the best of all.
Far liner than the richest place
Or ancient hall of Rome,
To me ,it's dearer than the rest i
Because it's home-my home!
And there aloige I'll happy be,
My cares will pass away,
And there in joyful blissful peace
Await tle end of day.
There all the sorrow, grief. and care
Witliin me day and night
Will fade away like stars at dawn
VVhen comes the morning light.
THE END OF THE TRAIL.
"The End of the Trail" seems to me
a big subject when I begin to realize
that there are all kinds of trails, but the
more l think of it, the more I believe that
none of these trails really end. Let us
conslder a few of them and see if this
is not true.
Life is the big trail. the broad highway
along which we travel from childhood.
The entrances to many smaller trails dot
the sides of it and are visible to us as
we pass by. lVe have the liberty of ex-
ploring any of these, of choosing any
one that we like. But we find to our
surprise that each one evidently lea
back to the main trail with its obstacles
to be overcome and its pleasant places
to be enjoyed. So we journey until we
reach the end of the trail, across which
a veil is drawn. There is no escape
from the trail at this point. XVe must
pierce the veil, beyond which lies Eter-
nity. Some of us will do it with fear and
trembling. others with confidence. But
there is no need of fear, for the end of
life is but the beginning of a bigger,
broader trail where we shall start anew.
All stages of life are the same. Take
childhood, for instance. This is a short
but beautiful trail. Tall trees border
the sides of it: velvety green grass grows
beside itg a delicious perfume floats
through the balmy air. issuing from the
iranv Howers of delicate shades and
tints which are sprinkled through the
grass on either side: beautiful birds with
bright pfumage trill and warble as they
flit from branch to branch: above, not
a cloud mars the serenity of the blue
heavens. Everything is calm, peaceful
and lovely. Below, there are no jagged
stones in the path for the little feet to
stumble against as they toddle along,
neither are there any sharp turns around
which lurk unknown dangers. True, an
occasional storm-cloud looms up on the
horizon, but it is not often a very large
one nor does it stay very long. The
journey down this trail is over all too
quickly and the end is soon reached.
But wait! Is it the end? No. Upon
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looking again we find that there is no
end to childhood, only the beginning of
youth. Thus it goes down through the
Next in consideration is a mountain
trail. The beginning is just like walk-
irg on level ground. for the slope begins
very gradually. ln fact. it is so simple
tliat you th'nk, "My, this is easy! I'll
soon be at the topfl llut that is a great
mistake. For at first slowly, but finally
very quickly, the trail begins to get
steeper and rougher. Sharp rocks are
strewn over the path and the roots of
trees jut out into it at unexpected places
to trip you disastrously. The trail be-
comes still steeper. You stop to rest
frequently, saying to yourself, "This
is1i't going to be as simple as I thought,
but l guess I'll soon be theref' Perse-
verance and the determination to reach
the top prove to be good incentives for
climbing. At last you arrive at the high-
est peak. "XVhat!" you exclaim, star-
ing ahead, there no end to this trail?"
However, after the first glance around,
you become oblivious of all else but the
glorious panorama spread before your
eyes. Azure skies, huge, blue moun-
tans with their peaks and ravines, and
far away a glimpse of the valley with
its farms and villages. Certainly it is
a sight well worth the long, hard climb.
Before you start back, take another look
at the trail. Isn't there really any end
to it? Vtlhy, so there isn't! 'It just
continues and merges into the trail that
leads downward on the other side.
Now, I come to the best trail of all-
the trail that we as a class have traveled
for four years. lt has been a long trail,
but we have passed quickly over it. Let
us make a short resume of it. We were
rather timid as we started because the
path was strange and we did not know
what new dangers might be awaiting us
around the next turn. or what pitfalls
might be underneath our feet. But
nothing direful happened to us, and as
we passed along the way we walked
faster in proportion as our confidence
increaseld. Obstacles were constantly
being thrown in our way, but by dint
of hard work we overcame them. XVe
became stronger and braver with every
step we took. The difhcult places were
always broken up by easy pleasant ones
before they became irksome. The temp-
tations were many, but we passed them
by without yielding, As seniors we
have continued our triumphant march,
sweeping all before us till we have
reached this final victory-what seems
the end of the trail. llut even as there
was no end to the other trails which I
have mentioned, so there is no end to
this one. Rightly were these exercises
named Commencement, for that is what
they are, the commencement of new
things, the dawn of a new life.
Honorable Trustees, it is to you that
we owe the privilege of attending Frye-
burg Academy-a privilege that we have
enjoyed for four years. Before we
leave we wish to thank you for the op-
portunities you have offered us, for the
interest you have manifested in us. Speak-
ing for my class, I thank you and bid you
Teachers of Fryeburg Academy, you
have labored long and diligently with
us, trying to infuse a little knowledge
I4 THE ACADEMY BELL
into our heads. You have been very
patient and helpful. XVe have always
felt free to come to you :for help, know-
ing that it would be given gladly. You
have watched over us and tried to make
the way as smooth as possible.
Now we are going out from under
your care and we want to tell you how
much we appreciate the help and inspi-
ration you have given us.
Undergraduates. we, the Class of
153253, are leaving Ifryeburg Academy
forever, and we bequeath our places to
you. You will step into them and fill
them capably. we feel sure. VVe are
handing you the torch and you must
carry on in our stead. Above all, be
sincere in everything you do, persevere
in your work, and you will have no
regrets when you leave.
And now, my classmates, I turn to
you. Today is our day of days, our
greatest day, for it is in all probability
t"e last time that we shall all be together.
VVe must make the most of it because
before we rialize it will have slipped
from us and we shall be waiching the
sun rise on tomorrow with its glorious
p1'om'se. Tonight will see us scattered
to the four winds of fate, and if per-
chance any of us meet again it will be
under different circumstances. Even
after these exercises are over the part-
ing will begin, and so we must grasp
each golden moment as it flies by and
p'ace it in our treasure-chest of memo-
Dear classmates, shall we ever forget
the days we have spent together in old
lf. A.? No, as long as memory lasts,
even though we never see each other
again. each of us will always think ten-
derly of the good old times at F. A.
Although it grieves me. the time has
come when I must say farewell, Gladly
I would talk on and on and keep back
the dread moment, but it is inevitable.
It must come! And so farewell to you,
my classmates and comrades! As we
go forth into our new life, each in a dif-
ferent direction, each to a different vo-
cation, let us make a solemn vow never
to forget the class of N123 of Ifryeburg
Academy, what it has been in the past,
what it is in the present, and what it will
be in the future.
OUR FRIENDS, THE BIRDS.
All forms of nature are interesting
but none appeal to me more strongly
than b'rds. They are useful, teach
many lessons and add greatly to the joy
and beauty of the world. VVho does
not feel a thrill of pleasure when he
awakes some morning after a long
dreary winter and hears the bluebird
singing in the tree tops? Qr what could
furnish greater entertainment than to
watch the Purple Finch wooing his
mate? I have seen this gaily dressed
suitor with wings spread, crest lifted, cir-
cle round and round his lady-love, sing-
ing his sweet song resembling that of a
canary, as he waltzed and bowed, try-
ing to win the admiration of his plainly-
dressed and rather indifferent compan-
ion. How dull would be the woods and
fields were it not for the bright colors
and joyous songs of the cheerful little
birds! Longfellow said,
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"Do you ne'er think what wondrous beings
Do you ne'er think who made them and
The dialect they speak, where melodies
Alone are the interpreters of thought?'l
Scientists have studied and classified
thirteen hundred species of birds. They
are found all over the world and are of a
great many forms and colors. Compare
a humming bird with an ostrich, a swal-
low with a penguin, and the wide varia-
tions in structure and habits is brought
forcibly to the mind. Strange as it may
seem, it has been found that the widely
divergent types descended from a com-
mon reptilian ancestor. There is much
evidence to prove this, but the most con-
clusive is furnished by the discovery. in
llavaria, of several specimens of remark-
ab'e fossils-a reptile-like bird having
teeth. Thus the different kinds of birds,
like the different races of men. have been
molded by climate and conditions of life
into the various types.
The habit of a bird determines largely
the form of its feet. bill, wings and tail.
The swimming birds have developed webs
beiween the tees: the bill of the hum-
ming-bird enables it to reach its food
through tulies of deepest flowers.
The woodcock, who thrusts its bill into
the mud for earthworms, has acquired
the power of moving the upper manible
indelqendently of the lower one, thus us-
ing it as a finger to draw out its food.
lts eyes after generations of looking
backward for enemies while its head is
down have come to be placed far back on
The greatest number of birds depend
chiefly upon the protective coloring of
their plumage for defense, and the more
closely they harmonize with their sur-
roundings the more likely are they to
escape the watchful eyes of their foes.
The female requires the better protection,
for in the great majority of cases she
builds the nest, covers the eggs and cares
for the young.
The mother oriole needs to reflect in
her feathers the olive green, soft grayish
brown, and yellow of the leaves. twigs
and sunlight among which she lives.
After the family cares are over, the
bobolink changes his black, white and
buff suit to a winter one of streaked
brown like his mate, because they will go
south and live among the brown grasses
and sedges. The bittern looks more like
a stump than a bird as he stands motion-
less in his marshy home with his neck
stretched upward. Arctic birds turn
white in winter so they will match the
Our birds are divided into about thirty-
six families. Some of these families are
large, while in some we have only one
representative-as in the case of the hum-
ming-bfrd. There are five hundred species
known, but only one, the ruby-throat,
comes to us. I do not know how many
species of birds we have, but at my home
I have identified one hundred eleven.
XVe know how much beauty and music
birds add to their surroundlngs, but do
we realize the real usefulness of them?
Longfellow must have or he never would
have written the "Birds of Killingworthf,
Entomologists have estimated that in-
sects yearly cause a loss of upwards of
S7tJU,tJolb,lJ0tJ to the agricultural interests
of the United States. XVere it not for
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our birds the loss would be much greater.
Our class, like the swallows, rids the air
of small gauzy-winged pests, such as
mosquitoes, gnats and midges. Phoebes
and other flycatchers sit on posts and
dead branches, ready to launch off into
the air the instant an insect comes into
sight. This class of birds keep down the
larger flying insects.
The small warblers and creepers help
to free the foliage from insects, while the
woodpeckers and nuthatches hunt for
eggs of insects and beetles on the tree
The feathered army that takes care of
the ground is composed of crows, robins,
meadow-larks and sparrows.
The last is one of the most useful
groups. Unobtrusive as they are, they
lay the farmer under a helvy debt of
gratitude, since their chosen fare consists
largely of the seeds of weeds. It was
est matcd in 1910 that the sparrow family
saved to our farmers over eighty-nine
Hawks and crows do more good than
"You call them thieves and pillagersg but
'lhcy are the wiiiged wardens of your
Who from the cornfields drive the insidious
And from your liarvests keep a hundred
Even the blackest of them all, the crow,
Renders good service as your man-at-arms,
Crushirg tlee beetle in his coat of mail,
And working havoc on the slug and snail."
If we were deprived of the service of
birds, the earth would soon become un-
Perhaps one of the most wonderful
things in bird life is their annual migra-
tion. lt isnlt strange that birds leave the
North when winter comes, but the marvel
is that they should leave the abundant
food and sunshine of the South and wing
their way thousands of miles to build
their nests and spend the short summer
here, coming not only to the same town
but often to their last year's nesting place.
The Arctic tern is said to be the great-
est of all travelers: it breeds as far north
as it can nnd land and winters as far
south as it can find open water from
which to take its food. So it makes a
round trip of twenty-two fthousand miles
a year. Imagine the tiny ruby-throated
humming-bird, whose outstretched wings
barely measure two inches, journeying
from New England to Central America.
lt is surprising to learn that no one
knows the winter quarters of the chimney
swift as they are able wholly to vanish
from the knowledge of man for five
months of the year. As soon as the
young are old enough to hunt a little for
themselves, the families slowly move
southg others join them until, on the
northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico,
they become an innumerable host, then
they disappear. In the last week of
March there comes again out of the sky a
great twittering, and the swifts have re-
turned, from whence nobody knows.
Vastly amazing is the flight of the
golden plover, who leaves the coast of
Nova Scotia, striking straight across the
ocean for South America, twenty-four
hundred miles away. Those on the Pa-
cihc coast go across an islandless sea from
Alaska to Hawaii. Who knows by what
compass they steer for that speck in the
greatest of oceans?
36 THE ACADEMY BELL
team of Fryeburg played the final half. L- Gray, C C, 15dQ6COml1
Q Ballard, rg rg, Stearns
'lhe summary: Aqardy lg Ig, Elliclt
lflwanukrz NORTH CoNwAy
C. Gray, rf rf, James
Garland, lf lf, Allard
Davidson, c c, Twombley
Buzzell, rg rg, Kennerson
Hill, lg lg, Quint
Substitutions: Fryeburg, Hill for C. Gray,
Ballard for Hill, Allard for Garland, L. Gray
for Davidson, Burnell for Buzzell, L. M. Gray
for Burnell. Goals from Hoor: L. S. Gray 9,
Garland 7, Davidson 6, C. Gray -1, Hill -1,
E. Allard 2, L. M. Gray, Ballard, Keniterson,
Twombley, Allard, james. Goals from fouls:
James 3, Garland 72, L. S. Gray. Referee,
LaCasce. Timer, Newton. Scorer, Davis.
Time of periods, two 20-minute periods.
lfryeburg lost its fourth game of the
season to Thornton Academy 18-16.
The game was close and exciting, Cour-
tois dropping the ball through the goal
just as the final whistle blew.
The summary :
FRYEBURG THORNTON ACADEMY
C. Gray, rf rf, Milliken
Garland, lf lf, Carson
Davidson, c c, Courtois
Buzzel', rg rg, Worthing
Hill, lg lg, Abbott
Goals from Hoor: Garland 4, Milliken 3,
Worthing 2, Abbott, Courtois, Gray and
Davidson. Goals from fouls: Worthing 4,
Davidson 2, Garland and Gray. Referee, La-
Casce. Scorer, Davis. Timer, Newton. Time
of periods, two 20-minute periods.
The second team easily defeated Por-
ter High at Kezar Falls, 68-20. Lyman
Gray and Keefe starred.
The summary :
Hill, rf rf, Stacy
Keefe, lf lf, Stock
Goals from door: L. Gray 11, Keefe 11, Hill
7, Ballard rl, Elliot 3, Edgecomb 4, Stacy 3.
Biddeford gave Fryeburg its last black
eye of the year in a fast and exciting
game by the score of 21-15.
C. Gray, lf lf, Johnson
Garland, rf rf, Doran
Davidson, c c, Darcy
Buzzell, rg rg, Donahue
Hill, lg lg, Silverman
Substitutions : Fryeburg, Keefe for Gar'andq
Biddeford, Donovan for Doran. Goals from
floor: johnson 8, Gray 2, Davidson 2, Garland
2, Doran. Goals from fouls: Gray 3, Silver-
man 3. Referee, Marston. Scorer, Davis.
Timer, Newton. Time of periods, four 10-
Fryeburg won a fast and exciting
game from llridgton High on their
tloor, -11-10. llridgton led in the last
minute of play when Gray shot a basket
just as the whistle blew. Colleton starred
for Uridgton, while the whole liryeburg
team played consistently. The game
was a successful ending for a successful
The summary :
FRY1-:nuns BRIDTITKYN HIGH
C. Gray, lf lf, Liepold
Garland, rf rf, Colleton
Davidson, c c, Palmer
Ruzzell, rg rg, Humphries
Hill, lg lg, Noyce
Substitutions: Staley for Humphries, Hum-
phries for Palmer, Sawyer for Staley. Goals
from floor: Colleton 11, Davidson 8, Garland
6, Liepold 5, Gray 5, Humphries 3. Goals
from fouls: Gray 3, Humphries 2. Referee,
Duffy. Scorer, Warren. Timer, Davis. Time
of periods, two 20-minute periods.
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SENIOR CLASS STATISTICS.
ALICE VUAl.L.XRD, "Alice"
Alumni Editor of BELL Board C-4,95 Senior
"Never idle a moment, but thrifty and thought-
ful of others."
FORREST IZLAKI5, "Father"
Class Basketball C13-435 Varsity Football C-ljg
Varsity Baseball 1455 Debating Society MJ.
"Trained for either camp or court,
Skillful in cinch manly sport."
XVALLACE IILAKE, "Old Ironsides'
Baseball c3'4DQ Football Hjg Debating Soci-
"As he walked his step grew slowe1'."'
IIJOROTIIY Iliucnow, "Dot"
Minstrel S7 ow Cljg Annual Music Recital Cl-
72-'ijg Orchcstra Q29-I-Og Basketball L3-413 De-
bating Society C455 'lreasurer Girls A. HJ.
"Fashion leader of 21 chattering train."
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PIQRCY BURNIQLL, "Rum"
Prize Speaking C5215 Improvement Prize C215
Manager Basketball C315 Captain Baseball C315
A Board of Control C315 Baseball C2-3-415 Basket-
ball C3-415 Captain Football C415 Secretary and
, Treasurer A. A. C41 5 Stude11t Council C41 5 Presi-
f dent of Debating Society C415 BELL Board C415
, - Nice-President Class C415 Senior Drama C415
, "He knew What's what,
1 As Metaphysics wit can ply."
And that is as high
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J.xM15s C. BUZZIQLL, "jim"
Class Baseball C115 Class Track C115 Manager
Class Basketball C3215 Yarsity Basketball C315
Captain Yarsity Basketball C415 Yarsity Baseball
C53-3-415 Yarsxty Football C415 Vice-President A.
A. C415 Debating Society C41.
"I dare do all that may become a man
Who dares do more is none."
Basketball C35-415 Orchestra C3-415 Baseball
C415 Senior Drama C41.
"Always cheerful, always happy,
With a smile that's hard to beat."
Vi.XSl1TI CLEM15N'r, "Vashti"
Prize Speaking C115 First Latin Prize C215
Annual Piano Recital C1-2-If-415 English Prize
C315 Prize for School Song C315 Pianist of Or-
chestra C3-415 Basketball C3-415 Debating Soci-
ety C415 Debating Team C415 Salutatoryg Pian-
"There is no substitute for thorough-going,
ardent, and sincere earnestnessf'
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RAYMOND COTTON, 4'Reddy,'
Latin Prize C255 First Prize, Prize Speaking
C355 Baseball C353 BELL Board C3-453 President
A. A. C45 g Debating Society C45 3 Orchestra C45 g
Senior Drama C45g Football C455 Class Part,
"He was a logic and a great critic,
Profoundly skilled and analytic,
He could distinguish and divide
A hair twixt south and southwest side,
On either which he would dispute,
Confute, change hands and still confide."
ll. VVRIGHT CoUs1Ns, "Bud"
Minstrel Show C455 Senior Drama C453 De-
bating Society C45 3 French Drama C45.
"A spirit yet unquelled and high
That claims and seeks ascendancy."
KENNETH M. DAVIS, "Vicker"
Senior Drama C455 Debating Society C45.
"NVhat I have learned I've forgotten,
And what I know Ilve guessed."
MARY EASTMAN, "Ma"
Secretary of Class C1-2-353 First Girl's Latin
Prize C35' Prize Speaking C255 Secretary and
Treasurer of Debating Society C45 g Literary Edi-
tor of ACADZMY BELL C45g Class Prophecy.
"So sweet the blush of bashfulness
Even pity scarce can wish her less? ? ?"
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Roialcm' lf.XS'l'M.XN, "Ceplius.', "Bob"
Assistant Manager Basketball 1295 Academy
Orchestra flijg Board of Control ligl: Class
Basketball tlijg Assistant Business Manager of
Acmxnmiv BELL ciill Class President MM Vice-
President Debating Society 4-U3 Manager Base-
ball C-H3 Manager Senior Drama 1455 Debating
Team H5 2 Student Council 1-U g Class Part, Gifts
"HL-'d undertake to prove, by force
O' ar-gumezit, a man's a horse.
lle'd prove a buzzard is no fowl,
And that a lord may be an owl,
A calf an alderman, a goose a justiec,
And rooks committeemen and trustees."
DQJIRIS l71e1zN,xLn, "Ginger"
Annual Music Recital C1-724252 General Im-
provement Prize KSH: BELL Board C3--U5 Debat-
ing Society C413 Class Part, Essay.
"The heart's meteors titting in her face."
lirx'1'I11QR1Nlc Ii. GALE, "Katy"
Annual Music Recital Qlbg Prize Speaking
flijg Reception Committee for Seniors tiijg
Senior Drama 1453 Debating Society HJ.
"A maiden modest yet self-possessed."
CL1ififo1zn I.. QZRAY, "Cliff"
Board of Control C1-72-355 Baseball Cl-72-3-453
Track lgll Basketball Q2-Ii--U3 Captain of
Basketball C353 Football HJ: Secretary and
Treasurer Senior Class C-Hg Manager of Foot-
ball t-Ug Athletic Editor of Bl-ZLL Board C-U5
Debating Society C-U3 Stage Manager of Senior
Drama H55 Class Part, History.
"Broad in the shoulders, deep-chested.
YVith muscles and sinews of iron."
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CH.xRL1zs l'l.XRMON, "Charlie"
Baseball Q35 3 Basketball C35 g Football C45
Senior Drama t-15.
"Let me have men about me that are fat."
Esririziz llixuzv, "Tet"
Prize Speakine' C15 Mi t
,, g ns rel Show C15g Class
Treasurer C1-25-355 Debating Society 145.
"And the trembling maiden held her breath."
RACHEL l'lIEA'l'II, "RayU
Debating Society 145.
"She dances such a way
No sun upon an Easter Day
ls half so line a sight."
NORRIS l'lILL, "Nod"
Debating Society C45.
"Thou foster-child of silencef'
THE ACADEMY BELL 23
J 1XI.xRoci4:R1'r1: AIARSTUN, "Margie',
Prize Speaking C353 Captain and Manager of
S' Basketball C3-415 Student Council C-U5 Debating
' Team C453 Class Part, Gifts to Boys. CBates
' "She neglects her heart who studies her glass."
.1 5 V
'li Y it ' H
,k , 1, VVIQNUIQLL R1nLoN, Weariscuiiie
- - Leader School Orchestra C3-413 Manager
American History Debating Team C-U3 Assistant
Business Manager BELL Board CU: Business
Manager Senior Drama C4Jg W'inter Sports C-U.
"A lion among the ladies is a most fearful
thingg for there is not a more fearful wild fowl
- than your lion living."
- S1111 kespcare.
1 4 V, V I
fi ' 1 , sl
ii ji Guxiivs STI-:x'1':Ns, 'tGlad"
i .g .il
x ,K Q rl -
C 1 'W 1
to C C
kiV!l ki Q
, Annual Music Recital Crl.-ISD-g Reception Com-
mittee for Seniors C3D: Debating Society CU.
.1 , "She has two eyes, so soft and brown,
, ' Take care!
1' She gives a side-glance and looks down,
Beware! Beware V'
at L L1l.1.1.xN SWAN, "Lilly"
l. Prize Speaking tljg lllinstrel Show C153 Eng-
y lish Prize C7315 First Latin Prize C235 Annual
1 z V Music Recital Cl-72-335 Senior Drama liijg Mem-
ly ' ber Reception Committee C355 Orchestra C459
ii Debating Society C4jg Student Council C455
l is French, Drama C455 Class Part, Valedictory.
i "Dear creature! you'd swear
I . Wheii her delicate feet in the dance twinkle
' Q round, - .
That 'her steps are of light, that her home is the
1 -' air,
KJ And she only "par complaisanceu touches the
xy . 2 Moore.
THE ACADEMY BELL
MixRG.txRET VVADSVVORTII, t'MaggieU
Annual Music Recital C1-2-Iijg Debating Soci-
ety C435 Honorable Mention.
"Her voice was ever soft,
Gentle, and lowg an excellent thing in woman."
FLOYD XVARREN, "CF, TJ"
Varsity Basketball C2-355 Varsity Baseball C2-
3-455 Tennis Court Committee C355 Debating
Team C415 Manager Basketball CHQ President
Student Council C4Qg Class Part, Prophecy.
"Now good digestion wait on appetite,
And health on both."
BIERNVYN Woonwlxizn, Hjake'
Second Latin Prize Cljg Prize Speaking Cljg
Class Basketball C3Dg Senior Drama C3-455 De-
bating Society C4Jg BELL Board C4D.
"Wl1at a pestilent knave is this same."
CLIFFORD KIMBALL, "Cliff"
"Come and trip it as you go
On the light fantastic toe."
THE ACADEMY BELL 25
Dennis M. Cole, who lately passed into
the Great Beyond. was teacher of Science
in Nliestheld High School for thirty years.
lie was a graduate of Fryeburg Acad-
emy and afterwards, for several years. he
was a member of the trustees.
Mrs. Alberta Mabry Abbott passed
away at her home in Fryeburg on Thurs-
day morning, March 29, after an illness
of six days with grip. which developed
Mrs. Abbott was born at Hiram.
Maine, the daughter of Madison K. and
Dorcas True Mabry. In 1871! she was
marrfed to josiah Abbott of Stow. Soon
after tlte death of her husband she came
to liryeburg, and for more than twenty
years she has b-en teacher of music at
liryeburg Academy. Her musical stand-
ards were high and by her enthusiasm,
her energy and perseverance. she inspired
lier pupils to their best efforts, and the
fruits of her teaching will long endure to
enrich the lives of many hundred of her
Her memory will long be cherished by
the alumni. the faculty, and students of
Fryrburg Academy, as well as by a host
of friends wherever she was known.
Mrs. Abbott was a faithful member
of the First Congregational Church and
served as organist there for many years.
The minor chords of her life have now
changed into the celestial harmonies of
Mrs. Abbott leaves one daughter, Mrs.
lillis Spear, Jr., of Newton Centre,
Mass., two sisters and three brothers.
26 THE ACADEMY BELL
Rev. George Henry XVoodward is Pas-
tor of the Congregational Chu1'ch in
South llridgton, and Denmark, Maine.
lle graduated from Fryeburg Academy
in 1890 and afterward attended Colby
Mr. llcnry B. Hurlin, '21, is attending
New Hampshire State College.
Lalforrest Wleeks, M. D., is a physician
and surgeon in Portland, Me. He gradu-
ated from Eryeburg Academy in 1907,
llowdoin College in H311 and llowdoin
Medical School in lill-l.
Miss Helen P. Gale, 15313, is teaching
English and Ancient History in Nor-
wood junior High School, Norwood,
Mass. After graduating from l"ryelJurg
Academy she attended liarmington Nor-
mal School, lfarmington, Me.
Mrs. Arline H. Clark. 1914, is living in
Lincoln, Maine. She took a Domestic
Science course at W'heaton College, Nor-
ton, Mass., and in 1920 married Robert
Doctor john Z. Shedd is a physician in
North Conway. lle graduated from
Fryeburg Academy in 1886.
Mr. james E. Yance is attending the
lioston University School of Medicine.
Ile graduated from lfryeburg Academy
in 15114 and Bowdoin College in 15119.
Mrs. Jessie H. lValker is living in
Newton, Mass. She graduated from
lfryelgurg Academy in 1910, attended
.liradtord Academy one year and trained
for a nurse two years at Peter ,lient
ljrigham Hospital, Boston, Mass.
Mrs. Anne H. Anderson, 1918, is liv-
ing in South Chatham, N. H. She at-
tended Lowell Commercial College.
Mrs. Mollie H. Goodwin. 1911, is liv-
ing in Augusta, Me. She graduated from
University of Maine in 15115. Clerk in
post-office at lfryehurg for two years then
taught French. American History, Creek
and Roman History for two years and a
half in Eryelmurg Academy. Married in
19780 to Mr. Earl Corson Goodwin.
Mrs. Helen VV. Carter is living in
Miss Aimee llallard is teaching in
Newtonville, Mass. She is a graduate
of liates College.
Miss Dorothy E. Coleman, 1919, is in
Keene, N. ll. She is a graduate of
Elliot Community Hospital, Keene, N. H.
Mrs. A. Wfarren Benton nee Margaret
Kenersonj 1916, is living in Bridgton,
Miss Ahlnie Smith is teaching in Ips-
wich, Mass. A
Miss Lillian Pike was married Nov. 21,
19272. to Mr. Lester Curtis of Hanover.
Mr. Curtis is employed at the H. ll.
Arnold Machinery Co., Rockland. They
are living at ll' Crescent St., Rockland.
Mr. Earl Osgood, 15320, received the
highest honor in the Agricultural Class
of the University of Maine. 1
THE ACADEMY BELL 27
Mr. Ellis VV. McKeen, 1908, is prin-
cipal of Leavitt Institute, Turner Center,
Me. He is a graduate from the Univer-
sity of Maine.
Miss Vera C. Cameron was married
Oct. 7, 19:32, to Dr. Russell H. Bethell
of Richford. Yt. Mrs. Bethell is a
graduate of lfryeburg Academy and Bates
College and has done statistical work at
the Aetna Life Insurance Co. of Hart-
ford, Conn. Dr. Bethell is a graduate of
Norway High School and Tufts Dental
College. ,They are now living in Rich-
Mr. Benjamin O. Wzirren, who has
been in the employ of Allen Bacon Co.,
New York, has now entered the employ
of C. E. Merrill Sz Co., Publishers. of
New York, as manager of the New Eng-
land territory with headquarters in Bos-
Mr. Reuben Vialker is married and
lives in Fryeliurg, Maine.
Mrs. Hannah McKenny has presented
to lfryeburg Academy an edition of New
Century Encycloped.a in seven volumes.
Miss Mary E. Gordon has presented a
revolving bookcase to hold the volumes
that they may always be easily in reach
Miss Ruth Cole of Medford, Mass.,
was married june 1-l, 19273, to Rev. David
Crockett of Arlington Heights. Mrs.
Crockett attended Fryeburg Academy
three years and graduated from the
Everett High School in 1915, and jack-
son College in 1919. Mr. Crockett is a
graduate of Arlington lligh School, 1915,
of Tufts College in 1919, and Andover
Theological Seminary in 1922. He is
now m.nister in the Slayes Memorial
Church tCongregationalj, Slayesville,
Mr. Paul Marston, 1917, is principal
of Brownfield High School. He gradu-
ated from Bowdoin in 1921.
Miss Marion Lewis, 191-1, is training
to be a nurse.
Mr. and Mrs. Vifalter Barker fnee Lela
Shirleyj are living in Farmington, Maine.
Mr. and Mrs. Ridgley Clark Cnee
Idella Hillj are living in Seymour, Conn.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Page Knee Lula
Farringtonij are living in Portland, Me.
Mr. VVilliam Vance, 1920, is studying
interior decoration at School of Fine Arts
and Crafts, Boston, Mass.
Mr. Everett Fifield is living in New
Miss Hazelle Howe, 1916, is teaching
French and Latin at Lisbon High School,
Lisbon, Maine. After graduating from
Fryeburg Academy she attended Boston
University and took two summer courses
Miss Gertrude Mansfield is teaching in
Miss Eloise Gerry is working in Wis-
Mrs. Arthur Carter tnee C. Blanch
Ballardj is living in lVoburn, Mass.
Mrs. Everett Shaw fnee Gertrude
Meservej is living in North Fryeburg,
Mrs. Arthur VViley Qnee Dorothy Hillj
is living in Fryeburg Center, Maine.
Miss Hester Eastman is teaching in
Mr. Robert Flint is married and lives
in North Fryeburg, Maine.
Mrs. Arthur Pendexter Knee Florence
llillj is living in Fryeburg, Maine.
Mrs. Charles Kelley Knee Emily Flintj
is living in East Conway, N. H.
Miss Nellie VVebster is teaching in
Mrs. Fred Eastman Qnee Myrtle Bal-
lardj is living in Stow, Maine.
28 THE ACADEMY BELL
Mr. Raymond lrish is living in East
Conway, N. ll.
Mr. Lyman Ela is married and is living
in Fryeburg, Maine.
Mrs. Clyde Pendexter Knee Ruth East-
manl is living in Parsonslield, Maine.
Mrs. Carl Farnham Knee Vera llowej
is living in llridgton. Maine.
Mr. Dana Farrington is living in North
Mrs. Oren Chadbourne Knee Marcia
Caleb is in jackson, N. H.
Mrs. Harold Pitman Knee Lena Far-
ringtonj is living in Stow, Maine.
Mrs. Percival Kenerson Knee Aroline
Jewettll is living in Fryeburg, Maine.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Shirley Knee Mar-
jorfgockej are living in East Conway.
Miss Maude llaley is teaching in La-
conia, N. H.
Mr. Clilford Davis, 1920, is brakeinan
on the Grand Trunk Railway.
Mr. LaFo1'rest llorton, 1922, is work-
ing for branch Swift Co., Portland, Me.
Mrs. Frank Stearns Knee Doris Chand-
lery is living in Lovell, Maine.
Miss Lyndall Flint is living in East
Conway, N. H.
Mr. Harry Mclieen is living in VVest
Mr. Millard Sanborn is living in East
Mrs. Lewis Smith 'Knee Myrtle Flintj
is living in Derry, N. ll.
Miss Abbie llallard works in the Frye-
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hastings Knee
Martha Fifieldj are living in Fryeburg,
Mr. Thomas Hutchins is married and
lives in VVest Fryeburg, Maine.
Mrs. Frank Barrett Knee Dorothy
Howej is living' in Keene, N. H.
Mrs. VVendall McAllister Knee Helen
Haley! is living in VVest Lovell, Maine.
Mrs. Roy Abbott Knee Geraldine Ma-
sonl is living in Fryeburg, Maine.
Mr. VValter Earle VVebb, 1916, is work-
ing for Kearsarge Peg. Co., Bartlett,
Mr. Clarence Haley, 153722, is working
in Fryelgurg, Maine.
Miss Ciwendleen Brackett is teaching
Mr. Clayton Heath is working in New
Mr. Langdon Andrews is married and
lives in North Fryeburg, Maine.
Walter' Poor of Hiram is attending
Bowdoin College instead of University
of Maine, as stated in our last issue.
Miss Eloise Gerry, F. A. Yaleilictorian
1902, when receiving her degree of Ph.
D. at the University of VVisconsin, wrote
a thesis on Oleores in Production: A
microscopic study of the effects produced
on the woody tissues of Southern Pines
by diferent methods of Turpeiltining.
It is published in the Lfnfted States
Department of Agriculture, lflfashfngton,
Miss Gerry has also written a very in-
teresting and instructive article in Amer-
ican Forestry, entitled, "Naval Stores:
Treasures of the Living Pines."
THE ACADEMY BELL 29
-N259 sen'nr elziss. .Xlmnt the iniflclle of
Stix it 114 Ci, iss X1 Yl'liS
ln the fall of 1922 thirtx'-three inein-
hers of the class of '23 cznne back tu
finish their last year at ulcl lf. A. with
,lnne l'3, 159213, :ls one of their atnhitinns.
There prtwecl tn he much wnrlc tn he
dune lmnth in sehfmnl anal in athletics.
During the fzill term 21 nuniher of elztss
meetings were helcl. ,Xt one of these
meetings zi new lunzircl ut utlicers was
elected as fnllnws: llresirlent. Ruhert
ll. lizxstmzmi Yiee-l'resiclent, Percy l,.
llnrnt-ll: Secretary and Treztsnrer, Clif-
fnrcl l.. Gray. Light blue :intl gold were
Selectecl as class colors. ln the winter
term we lust Nlzirinn Clizirles. lmnise
Xleelas and Lester Kloiiltnn. which nizicle
us thirty in nninlmer. In this terin 21 De-
bating Society was orgzinizecl in the
class will now turn their fares to
terln Il Seniur Urznnzt was welectecl
the eztit e'tnsen. The Cust. under tht
CtIElClliIlQ" of Kliss l'1Zll'l'lS. prescnterl
play, "His L'nele's Niece." on Klareh U
tXt the first of the spring term some
the elziss parts were given out zmcl
elztss elected the others. Several new
'warts were ehusen. The members of
the flillerent phases of life. some to
lege :incl others to the business side.
M. lu Htmitxxixitin, 2:3
Criss Ntmis 1921
NVQ regret the loss of live nf nur e
mates which have left us this te
Albert Nlvarcl, liniilv lfnrrest. Xlfilhni
Small, liclwin .xllllftlj Ruth tiuffiier.
30 THE ACADEMY BELL
C1..xss Notes 1925
Pearl Ballard has returned to school
after an operation for appendicitis.
Chester Ela who has moved to VVest-
brook is going to Westbrook High. He
was a member of our class while a Fresh-
CL.xss Norlzs 1926
VVe have a new member of our class,
Betty Gilmore, from Bnooklyn, Neiw
York. She is taking the College Pre-
paratory Course and studies music.
Miss Gilmore boards at the Alumni
House and spends the week ends at her
home in North Fryehurg.
Ting F1u5Nc11 PLAY
"Les IJUIIJ' Sourdsv
A big event of the term was the pres-
entation of a one act comedy in French,
given by members of the French classes,
May 15, 19225. The play owes its suc-
cess to the splendid coaching of Miss
VVray, who opened the evenings enter-
tainment with two French songs. The
French was spoken very fluently through-
out. Another interesting feature of the
evening was popular songs sung in
French by the cast which was as follows:
Damoiseau, pere d'Eglantine Wright Cousins
Placide, auroreu d'Eglantine Mariner Craig
Boniface, domestique Edward Leadbctter
Eglantine, fille unique de Damoiseau
"His LTNCLE,S Ntucnu
Such was the title of this year's Senior
Drama. Francis Felton, a young man
of tricky tendencies, was the Niece, by
virtue of the fact that Uncle had for
years labored under the delusion that
Francis was a winsome girl.
Francis and his young lawyer chum,
Richard Tate, Esq., are living in a bliss-
ful bachelor-hood at the time when
Cncle decides to call upon his Niece, to
exhibit Filander, his choice of a husband
It means an actual million dollars for
Francis to cater to Uncle's whims, so
when the former learns, on short notice,
of the impending visit, he
Dick Tate saves the million, temporarily,
with a license whereby Francis disguises
as a girl, so that Uncle may really find
a Niece upon his arrival.
Dora and Alice, special friends of
Francis and Dick, arrive on the scene at
odd moments, very odd moments in fact,
and are pressed into service in carrying
out the brilliant hoax.
The tangled web that Francis weaves
by his attempt to deceive, is finally shat-
tered when Filander, clad in a barrel,
breaks in upon the faked wedding, which
was to have gained Francis the million.
The class of '23 can be proud of its
dramatic production. Success came as
the result of hard work, especially on the
part of the coach, Miss Farris. The
dance which followed the play, was well
attended. The music for the entire oc-
casion was furnished by the Academy
Orchestra, specially drilled by Mrs. Ab-
bott for this occasion.
THE ACADEMY BELL 31
Crxsr or C11ARAcTERs
Richard Tate Esq., a rising young lawyer,
Francis Felton, the cause of all the trouble,
Dora Hale, very much attached to the "cau:ie,,'
Alice Malcolm, a close chum of Dora's,
Mrs. Sarah Ann Mullen, a woman of few
words, from Happy Valley, Ida Charles
Siman F. lfelton, Frank's Uncle, who never
makes a mistake, Raymond Cotton
Filander Filmore, humble but wise,
Timothy Haye, Gardener at Happy Valley
Junction, H. VVright Cousins
efffxn tg 1
We have not had many chapel speak-
ers recently. Paul Robinson, a former
student of the Academy, gives us an in-
teresting account of his experiences as
Then on March 223. we listened to a
speech, the excellence of which made up
for the fewness of speakers during the
term. lt was delivered by Mr. Frank-
Later Mr. Farnum exhibited his col-
lection of curios with a brief explana-
tion of each.
The first of May Mr. Verge, although
he could hardly be called a speaker, came
before us and vocally presented for our
judgment several of his original songs.
32 THE ACADEMY BELL
filliff' 1 s Q R G
,. 9 V' 0 A V3
--.'-Q- ,. ..':.
l. llnzzell: "Mi: Dzwis, I d0n't un Siilllllj' lll'ZlllSl2lllllgl llilfllg-Sl2lV1'0S
derstund uliont those spirited therinnnie-
Miss lfurris: "XYl1t1 is the Clod of th
l' Stevens: ",luniper."
lt is suggested that:
line llill get 21 curtain for the lmelq
window of his ear.
me prit ll IJZll'l.
l le twult nie !ll7Zll'l..
ln ling. lll Class stnclying "The
llunse ul' Seven ilzihlesf'
Xliss lVr:11'1 Kluultun, uxxvlllll lcind
of Il XYClL'UlllC did l'h11ehe reeeivefu
Nllmiilimmnz "l,c:clxerl up in the closet."
Xxillfll ill1'CL'llllll dues the .Xppiun XYz1v
.X lireshman and a water fowl look wut Q, '
fm' El land bird lOriolel.
Mr. Newton be convinced uf XYQ11'
ren's strength liereatter.
.Xll gfrls wear ClOL1g'll1l11tS, it being
much too XY211'1'll for rolls.
Miss Wray: "Men arenlt prettyf'
lid. .'Xll2l1'ClZ "Oh, yes, Miss Xvfily,
must of them aref'
il. XYl1i1z1lxer-"lt depends on which
end you start :1t."
Blelieen: "lt's funny all the fireelc
puems were hlzlmed onto llUlllCl'.n
Miss l'1ZlI'l'lSI Uxxlllflt 1JI'0Q'l'CSS had
the lireelt l1llySlL'lZlIlS Ill2ltlC?H
Blelieen: "They had discovered that
the lJl'lllllS were the head."
THE ACADEMY BELL 33
Mr. Newton: "VVhat's gerryman-
C. Harmon: "Tells on Page 59, top
of the pagef,
Miss Farris: "If you know two sides
of a triangle, how do you find the third
Leonard lluzzell : "Connect the points."
The dinner bell rang and the people
at the Boys' table, at the Dorm, sat down
and waited expectantly. Minutes passed
and no dinner was put on. Finally from
somewhere in the distance Morris, the
"Ml: Davis, will you have tea or
"Tea please, very weak and sometime
within a week,'l replied Mr. Davis
Mr. Davis: "VVhat are the uses of
Vicker Davis: "To make dishesf'
Mr. Davis fimpatientlyj: "Come,
come. anything else?"
Yicker: "Yes, they use it to trim
Miss Farris: "Substitute the proper
comparative for more better in this sen-
Mr. Newton has been appointed chief
of the fire department at the Frye House.
Mr. Stephen Andrews announces that
he has found a wood-pecker with the
ability to inflict horrible wounds with
his tongue. He produces a fearful
wound as proof but-it looks like a new
vaccination to us.
Mr. Davis conducted a series of ex-
periments to determine the composition
of a biscuit last week. His HI'St at-
tempt gave a test for marble but the
second and more conclusive one gave the
test for concrete.
F. T. VVarren, Esq., has developed a
new system of typewriting. It is called
the Hone finger dodge 'em system."
A boy, a match, a can of powder,
A scratch, a Hash, he's blown to chowder.
A man, another a jug of "brew,"
A gulp, a swallow, and he's dead, too.
There was a young chemist named Bunnel,
He put a dime in a funnel,
He put acid on and now it is gone
And Percy's dead broke-poor Bunnel!
There was a small dame named Lilly,
Who over a liddler went silly,
But when she discovers he's got just the others
She'll kill poor Wearysome Willie.
WE WONDER Does
Dorothy Brag Qdonj?
Is Ed. Lead Cbeaterj?
I say Blanche Ken fdelll?
Is Paul Silk Cworthj?
Is Lilly a Swan?
Is she of Weary Rid Qlonj?
THE ACADEMY BELL
ls the head of Merwyn NNood
C ward J ?
ls Dorothy Hale Qyj?
ls Cliff Gray?
ls Margie A Mafrstonj?
ls Ethel A Hall?
Does Grate Cram?
ls Mrs. Hasty?
ls Edward New Ctonj?
Is Annie Rich Cardsonj?
Is Helen A llaker?
Is Sarah Stearn tsj?
What makes Daphine Bark ferj?
PERIODICALS FUR THE PEOPLE
Snappy Stories Norman Kendall
American Boy Delbert Bosworth
Youth's Companion Margaret Marston
Science and Invention Raymond Cotton
Country Gentleman Charles Harmon
Yogue Dorothy llragdon
Doe. Hill and Mary Emstman
VVoman's Home Companion
Sport Magazine Charles Davidson
The American Needlewoman
llearth and Home
The Silver Screen
"C.xszav AT 'rum BACKU
It was a line day in May
When tlzey started off togetherg
"Doc" was driving, so they say,
But that couldn't last forever.
For soon the wheel young "VVeary" took
With Uriole beside him,
And for his speed and lack of heed
They both began to chidc him.
Tl en Doc and Mary settled down,
As cozy as could be,
And little thought that from behind
Prying eyes might see.
Then up came Casey with his car,
Though he never said a word,
But laughed and laughed till laughing hurt
And his laughter was not heard.
Then said Casey to the crowd
just watch me make them jump.
He from his horn a blast set forth
Like water from a pump.
Mary jumped and screamed aghast,
Doc madly tore his hair,
Their party'd come to a pretty pass,
It really was not fair.
From this, good people, warning take
For no matter where you are,
Someone may come to spoil the fun,
Thou-gh you think them off so far.
THE ACADEMY BELL 35
t ffllllfr , .
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The following games were played at'-
ter the publication of the mid-year num-
Varsunslield Seminary fell before the
Fryehurg team on nur lluor, 58-1 l.
Garland was hfgh point man with ten
baskets frcnn tl1e lleer and four fouls
to his credit.
C. Gray, rf rf, Eniaek
Garland, lf lf, Meliaffery
Davidson, e e, Gorham
Buzzell, rg' rg. Atherton
Farringtun, lg lg, Collomey
Suhstitnlimis: lfrgehurg, Hill for Garland,
Ballard fur Buzzell, linrnell for l'lZl.Tl'lllgU?l1.
Gaals from thier: Garland 10, Davidson 8,
Gray 43, llill 13, Gollumey, MeGalTery 73, Emaek
73. Goals from fouls: Garland 4, limaek -1.
Referee, I.aC'asee. Seurer, Davis. Timer,
Newten. Time, fnnr Ill-minute periods.
lfryelmrg seured on llhiteheld lligh.
defeating the latter 730-18, at XVhitetield.
Davidson made several difficult shots.
ln Manager lYarren's werds. "l'he game
was a real 'eyelnne' "
FIQYFBI 'mg XY ll l'l'1c1f1r:I.D
C. Gray, rf rf, Munehan
Garland, lf lf, Sweeney
Davidsun, e C, Taylor
linzzell, rg rg, Sheehan
lfarringtun, lg lg, Atkins
Goals frmn tluor: llavidsun 5, Garland 4,
Sweeney Ji, Monehan Il. Goals from fouls:
Mcmnehan 5, Gray, Garland, Sweeney. Referee,
Sweeney. Scorer and timer, Davis. Time of
lfryeburg swamped North Conway
lligh Tl-ll. "l,oppy" Gray featured
in the stewncl half. The entire second
THE ACADEMY BELL 17
It surely must be as Bryant says, that
"There is a Power whose care
Teaches their way along that pathless coast,
The desert and illimltable air,
Lone wandering but not lost."
In many ways birds have human char-
acteristics. What greater courage could
be dsplayed by a soldier than that shown
by the rulied grouse. who, when her
chicks are threatened with danger. pre-
tend that she is lame or has a broken wing
and fluttering near tries to lead the in-
truder away, while her chicks stand mo-
tionless and unseen. This not only shows
courage but mother love.
The female oriole displays great skill
as an architect. Vtlith exquisite work-
manship she weaves a pouch-like nest
that rain cannot penetrate nor wind shake
from its horsehair moorings.
It would be wiser if people, instead of
grumbling about the weather, would pat-
tern after the robin who sings when it
rains, or the verioes and grosbeaks who
sing through the intense heat of summer,
If students would be as persevering as
the bluqbird who built in the pump in our
held. they would certainly accomplish a
great deal. She built a nest and the hay-
makers, feeling it necessary to get water,
destroyed it. Again and again she built,
only to have her house demolished.
After she had made a fourth nest the
men thought the plucky little bird cle-
served to have her home remain un-
Vtiise indeed is he who cultivates the
friendship of birds. They will cheer him
when he is sick, entertain when he is
lonely, teach him many lessons of vital
importance and never betray his friend-
ship. He will be brought into close touch
with nature and learn more and more of
the wondrous goodness of God, without
whose notice not even a sparrow falls to
WINGS OF WAITING.
Wings of VVa.iting-oh, I'm longing,
Hoping all the long day through,
That I may, some glad tomorrow,
Walk ,lunefs shining paths with youl
Wings of Waiting-call of thrushes
When the woodland ways grow dim,
VVhen the tired hands are folded,
And the work is left to Him.
Lifts us up on wings of prayer,
Or it fetters our endeavor
With its weight of dark despair.
Wings of Waiting-o"er the mountains
Cometh one-the waiting's longi
Lo! the land is lilled with beauty,
And the soul is hlled with song!
ELLA Fooo HAsrY.
4 ia-- iff 0
wefiee -f rr
THE ACADEMY BELL 37
Fryeburg enjoyed what was, without
doubt, the most successful season in bas-
ket-ball that the Academy team has ever
had before. Sixteen games were played
and only hve were lost. The team did
not lose a game away from home during
the season. The following men won let-
ters in baskeiballz james liuzzell, rg and
captain, john Farrington, Percy llurnell,
Clifford Hill, lg, Charles Davidson, Ly-
nzan Gray, c, Edwin Allard, Robert Gar-
land, lf, Clifford Gray, rf, and Floyd
The results of the games:
Fryeburg Academy, 57 Porter High, 15
" 'A -17 Madison High, 7
" " 20 Westbrook Sem., 29
118 North Conway, 19
33 Bridgton High, 35
19 Bridgton Acad., 16
26 Bridgton Acad., 22
36 Portland Univ., 8
19 Whiteheld High, 23
5-1 Parsonstield Sem. 14
71 No. Conway High 11
16 Thornton Acad. 18
68 Porter High 20
15 Biddeford High 21
41 Bridgton High 40
CAPTAIN CHAR1:Es D.XVlDSON, '23
MANAGER ROBERT EAsTMAN, '23
When Coach LaCasce issued a call for
baseball candidates, he found a number
of letter men in the candidates. Clif-
ford and Lawrence Gray, Charles David-
son, james lluzzell, Floyd VVarren,
Roger llallard, Percy Ilurnell and VVal-
lace Blake reporting for practice.
Myron Keefe, Robert Garland, Forest
lllake and Lyman Gray were green men
but showed promise of developing.
Captain Davidson, Lawrence Gray and
l'ercy Burnell have worked well in the
box when called upon. Clifford Gray
has been doing the bulk of the catching.
Floyd VVarren, on first, Robert Garland
or Roger llallard at second, Myron
lieefe or liallard at short with James
lluzzell on third, compose an inheld that
is capable of playing a good brand of ball.
XVallace Blake is left, Forrest lllake in
center, Davidson, Lyman Gray and
Keefe in right round out the outfield
M. Whitefield High 18'
and can certainly hit the ball.
Manager Eastman has arranged the
May 1-Cornish High at Fryeburg.
Muay 5-Fryeburg Independenm at Frye-
May 8-No, Conway at No. Conway.
May 15-Cornish High at Cornish.
May 19-Bridgton High at Bridgton.
M ay 722-
Standish High at Sebago Lake.
--Bridgton High at Fryeburg.
May 29-Hridgton Academy at No. Bridgton.
May 31-Gould's Academy at Fryeburg.
June 2-Bates College Znds Ca. m.J at
june 2-Leavitt Institute Cp. m.J at Turner
June 5-Alumni of F. A. at Fryeburg.
-Bridgton Academy at Fryeburg.
Games played to date of printing:
Fryeburg easily defeated Cornish
High 21-1 in six and one-half innings.
The hitting of the Fryeburg boys,
coupled with loose fielding by Cornish,
was responsible for the score:
38 THE ACADEMY BELL
The summary: Keefe, rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Gray, p :S 1 1 1 1 0 0
A AB R 11 ro A li su I G, nf 0 0,
Buzzell, 311 4 re 11 11 0 0 2 'Y' myfl -' 1 0 0 Ut 0
L. l,11'Eiy, C 3 4 I2 11 l U 5 --'-Y- -
F. Blake, ef 2 5 2 0 0 1 3 31 9 U F31 3 5 6
Uav1dso11, lf, p 5 -1 :Z U 0 1 2
NN". Blaae, 11 5 -1 -1 0 0 U 2 IN11EPEN111fN'1's AB 1: II PO A E SB
l". Warrell, lb 5 2 2 7' 0 0 0 Kiesmju SS 4 0 U 1 0 1 0
Garland, ab 4 73 U T2 1 0 1 C I ' 9 0 W
Ballard, ss 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 O ei P " -' U 1 0 0 0
lieefe, 1-1, ss re 0 0 0 0 0 11 WHfkSr, lb 4 0 1 Si 0 1 1
I.. G ay, p za 0 0 0 1 1 0 Laflasee, Q za re 2 8 4 0 1
BUYUCI14 ff 1 1 0 U1 U 0 0 Hutchins, :eb 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
.JS 2, 15 21 4 2 16 Plotter, eff za 0 0 1 0 0 0
. Otter, 4 1 2 2 0 F2 0
CoRN1s11 .in R 11 PU A li SB Fuller, ff 1 0 U' 1 0 0 0
how, 55 3 1 0 U U -1 U D3V13, lily Ii 0 0 4 1 0 0
Day, 111 re 0 0 141 0 ss 0 - ----- H
imail, Zh, p Z1 0 1 1 Ii 0 0 L , , W V
11. Ifcssenaen, Q :z 0 1 ss 0 1 0 38 1' 4' -51 5 0 ,
Burgess, ef 3 0 0 U1 0 1 0
l'C5iC11deg1ff 3 3 if 8 Battcd for Kaffe in 51111. Two page hits,
Ll1'gC11 , p 7.0 . . 1 I , i I
Rounds! 313 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 VX arren 3, LaLasee, Buzzell, VY. Blake, XV.
'1 OWSC dy lf 35 0 1 1 0 0 0 Potter, Walker. Three base hits, Davidson.
T15 1 31810 9 U
xliatted for Ballard fn sixth. Two hase hfts,
Davidso11, Warren, Ballard. Tl ree hase hit,
C. Gray. Saeritiee liits, L. Gray, W1rren.
Douhle play, Wal'l'Cll tunassistejj. Hits: off
L. Gray F2 in 5 innings, Davidson 1 ill T2 innings,
Small 6, Sargent 11. Base on halls: off L.
Gray 2, Sargent 7, Small. Struck out: hy
L. Gray T, Davidson 1, Sargent 32, Small 1.
VVfld ptehes, Small 2. Hit hy pitcher, Dow hy
L. Gray. Umpircs, Murehie and Smith.
The Academy defeated the Town
Team 9-5 before a11 excited crowd in 7
innings. La Casee's steal home fea-
ITRYEBURG 1ACADEMY AB R H PO A E SB
liuzzcll, :fb 4 1 1 1 1 0 0
lf. Blake, cf 2 3 1 0 0 :2 ra
W. Blake, lf 4 :z 2 1 0 0 o
Davidson, e -1 1 1 Sl 1 0 0
XVarren, 1b 4 1 72 6 0 1 2
Ballard, ss 3 0 0 :Z Tl' 1 2
Sacrifice hits, Davis. Hits: off L. Gray 5, Cole
El. Base on halls: off L. Gray 5, Cole 5. Struck
out by L. Gray 8, Cole 7. Hit hy piteher,by L.
Gray, Cole, hy Cole, L. Gray. Umpires, E.
Davidson and Smith.
Fryehurg played its first game on a
foreign held against the No. Conway 111-
dependents. The work of Burnell and
a clouhle play by Tiryehurg on an at-
tenilg-ted "squeeze, featured. li. A. won
TTRYI 13151111 AB 1: H 1111 A E sis
Warren, 1h 4 0 0 6 1 1 O
C. Gray, C 5 Ii 2 9 Z2 0 1
F. Blake, ef 4 TZ FZ 1 0 N1 1
C. Davidson, Ijh 5 23 1 :Z 0 0 2
W. Blake, If 3 1 l 2 0 0 0
Ballard, ss 5 1 73 Ii 2 2 0
Keefe, rf 3 11 1 U 0 1 O
Ly. Gray, rf 2 0 1 0 0 o 0
Garland, 2h 5 0 0 4 2 0 0
Burnell, p 1 1 :Z 0 2 0 2
4011173137 9 5 6
THE ACADEMY BELL .39
No. CONWAY AB R H P0 A E sn IFRYEBURG AB R 11 PO A is sn
james, ss 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 guzii, if 1 3 3 8
Rancourt, lf, p 4 0 O 0 0 2 0 F. Blake' Cf 1 U 0 0 0
Mahoney, lb 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 Davidson, rf 21 0 1 0 0 0 1
Bennett, :ab 1 1 ra ss 9 1 0 Blakcigf ff 0 U Q 0 0 0
Keznnson, Q 4 0 0 7 za 0 0 Ba?gf51!1 gb ti 1 1 Q
Merrill, 1b 3 0 1 15 0 1 1 Keefe. SS 1 0 0 1 1 1 0
Allard, cf -1 1 1 1 0 0 0 Burnell, p 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Spencer, rf -1 0 72 0 0 1 1 L- Gfayv I1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hamilton, p, lf -L 0 0 1 1 0 0 Q 1 B i 1
- - - - - - -' CcRN1sH AB R H PO A E sn
35 3 8 27 15 6 2 P ki Bl 2 0 ll S 0 0 0
er ms, ' 1 2
M , , Townsend, lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
lwo base lnts, C. Cray 72, F. Blake, W. Small' 3b 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
Blake, James, Bennett. Sacrifice hits, Warren Fessenden, c 2 0 1 7 0 0 0
2. Hits: ofi' Burnell 8, Hamilton 10 i11 7 gay- lb 1 3 8 3 3 3
innings, Runcourt 2 i11 73. Base on balls: off gsrriifff, 5 0 0 3 0 0
Rwncourt 1, Hamilton 1. Umpires, Davis and bow, sg 1 0 0 Q 0 9 0
Allard. Flint, rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fryeburg easily defeated Cornish 5-0
in 5 innings. Both llurnell and L. Gray
pitched good ball. C. Gray tipped the
Two base hits, Fessenden, Buzzell. Warren.
Three base hits, C. Gray. Sacrifice hits, Keefe,
Perkins. Hits: OH Bnrnell 1, Sargent 6, L.
Gray 0. Base on balls: offf Sargent 2. Struck
out by Burnell 5 in 4 innings, L. Gray 3 i11 1
inning, Sargent 7. Hit by pitcher by Bnrnell,
Dowg by Sargent, C. Gray. Balls, Sargent.
40 THE ACADEMY BELL
'lihe following are the schools whose
papers ue have glady put on our ex-
change list for this issue of the .Xcxnicmv
liIil.l.. We gratefully acknowledge, as
alrezidy recefvgd, the papers from those
schools whose names are preceded by a
Ztlierlin High School. Berlin, N. H.
zizlliddeford lligh School, lliddeford,
titllrownffeld High School, llrownfield,
iiifjanton High School, Canton. Maine.
flu,-Uvcton lligh School, Gi-oveton,
:flancaster Academy. Lancaster, N. H.
:i:l,eavitt Institute. Turner Center, Me.
if:W'estbrook Seminary, Portland, Me.
Potter Academy, Sebago, Maine.
:i:lVestl:rook Seminary. Portland, Me.
:iiNYesthelcl High School, lV:stheld,
VVoodstock High School, llryant's
Zfttlak Grove Seminary, Yassalboro,
:Madison High School, Madison,
Realizing that he who tells us not our
faults nor gives us praise deserved. is
indeed a poor friend, we give these com-
ments with the earnest desire for the
wellfare of each paper.
Thr B0'ZUd0l'II QI!l.I1.'
your interesting storiesf,
The Hemla' tlVestf1eldj 1 "Blow Outsw
are good and also the athletic "write-
Oak Lcawsx' "The March issue ex-
hfbits the same high standards. VVe
compliment your fine paper."
The AlfUd:S0II1'il1l.' "There is a great
improvement in this issue of your paperf,
The C07'01I'Cl.' 'AA good little paper. A
few cuts would be an improvementf,
"O wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as iihers see us
It wad frae ma: y a blunder free us."
XVe would appreciate comments on the
lilCl.I. in other papers.
"The Acatfmzzy H011 is a very wxll or-
gan'zed paper and we enjoy it very
much " says The Acadczzzy Herald,
The Illcz'00r.' "We are glad to add
your interesting paper to our exchange
"A well arranged pa-
Thc l7VZlllf.:ZlS.' "VVe compliment you
on the ine success of your paper this
year and hope that you will he able to is-
sue it regularly."
"VVhere are your
ranged little paper."
"A complete well-ar-
Tlm Leavitt fl11gc'1u.s'.' HVVhy have so
much of the paper devoted to the
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with good poetry. XYhy not have more
than two short stories 7'
STI l IC Ntil' ll SA FICTY B IC A UTY
Are some of the basic factors considered in tlio selection
of our bank vault equipment and building for the new
lmnie of the l+'ryeliurg Branch situated on the corner of
Main and PU1'fl2llltl Streets.
Opened for business May 21, 1923.
United States Trust Company
Courses Offered: Students Activities:
College Preparatory Debating
General Base Ball
Comercial Foot Ball
Agricultural Basket Ball QBoys and Girls
Manual Training Winter Sports
Fryeburg Academy is on the approved list of the
New England College Entrance Certificate Board.
For Catalogue and further information apply to
Headmaster E. O. Lacasce
W. R. SPRINGER
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Organdies and Voiles, dainty colors and white, Suitable for
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Corselette, and VVrap-Around, needed to give the correct appearance
when wearing dainty Organdies and Voiles.
Cambric, Long Cloth, and Nainsook for making the Underthings.
Ginghams, Percales, Cretonnes, etc,, for the more practical things.
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FRYEBURG CLOTHING COMPANY, Fryeburg, Me.
Compliments of Compliments of
CLASS OF 1923 CLASS OF 1924
Compliments of Compliments of
CLASS OF 1 925 CLASS OF 1926
Room Paper, Paints, Oils
Hardware and Cutlery
A full liue of Picture Frames
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T 30 FRYEBURG, MAINE
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