Fryeburg Academy - Academy Bell Yearbook (Fryeburg, ME)
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To the Memory
Walter Augustine Robinson A. M.
. Secrelary of' the Board of Trustees
Principal of' Fryeburg Academy 1876--1877
Thiriy-live years a leacher in lhe Boslon Lalin School
Chairman of' the Memorial Commission
To Locale ihe Nlasaachusews Dead
In Foreign Couniries
To Erecl a Memorial in France
A Devoled Friend and a Christian Genlleman
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The Academ Bell
Vol. 36 FRYEBURG, MAINE, JUNE 1925 No. 1
Editor-in-Chief Assistant Editor
IDA PRATT, '25 EVELYN HALL, '26
LYMAN GRAY, '25 ETHEL HALL, '26
ESTHER BAKER, '27 DOROTHY HALEY, '26
RUTH GAFFNER, '25 STANLEY QUINN, '27
ROBERT DAVIS, '26 LEON BALLARD, '28
CLIFFORD HILL, '25
Business Manager Assistant
DELBERT BOSWORTH, '26 ROBERT LITTLEFIELD, '28
MR. STACK MRS. HASTY
Bell Board 5
The Anniversary of Lovewell's Fight 7
The Forests 9
It Takes a Man to be Brave 10
The Development of the Airplane 13
The Development of Water Power in Maine 15
A Perfect Picture 15
Brilliant Town 15
The Great Impersonation 18
Flowers and Trees Near My Home 20
A Muddy Event 22
The Lost Faith 23
Alumni Notes 24
School Notes 28
Class Statistics 46
THE ACADEMY BELL
This is the only issue of the Acad-
emy Bell published for this year and
is in the hands of a practically new
Editorial Board. We are striving
to make this a bigger and better pa-
per , glance it through and see if you
don't find it so.
We appreciate the interest that
you have taken in this number, and
the fact that you have helped us
whenever it was possible. All We
ask of you now is to help us boost the
Academy Bell higher than the sky.
Much credit is due to Mrs. Hasty,
Miss Coburn, and Mr. Stack, who
have so generously and faithfully
helped us to make this a successful
This is not mainly a Senior issue
but a paper to which all the classes
OUR NEW GYM
The Harvey D. Gibson Gymnas-
ium is 40 ft. x 80 ft. with a 9-ft. con-
crete basement under the whole
building. At the entrance are double
doors with two pillars on each side.
The steps are of concrete. Bleachers
to seat two hundred and twenty-five
are on the side of the main floor.
The clear space of the floor is 79 ft.
by 30 ft. The main room has an
arched ceiling' 22 ft. clear in the
center. It is finished in clear south-
On October 9, 1924, under the di-
rection of Col. J. Stewart Barrows,
the corner stone of the new Gymnas-
ium was laid. Mrs. Ella Fogg-Hasty,
for fifteen years preceptress of Frye-
burg Academy, was chosen to put in
the first shovel full of cementg this
was followed by remarks from Caleb
A. Page, a former principal, Head-
master LaCasce, Mr. Mclntire, and
Col. Barrows. After this, each pupil
threw in a handful of mud "for
luck." Work progressed rapidly on
the building, so that on January 7,
1925, it was completed and the new
Gymnasium was opened to the pub-
lic and friends who had worked so
long and so earnestly for its comple-
tion. The Alumni played with the
Academy team, the game resulting
in a score of 21 to 17. Four pieces
of music furnished music for danc-
ing which was enjoyed by more than
two hunderd and fifty friends and
Literary Department a.
OF LOVEWELL'S FIGHT
Daniel Webster once said, "It is a
noble faculty of our nature which
enables us to connect our thoughts
and sympathies with that which is
distant in time or place." We will,
therefore, go back to the time two
hundred years ago, when our beauti-
ful village in the valley of the White
Mountains was a wilderness, inhab-
ited only by the savage Indian tribes.
Corn, beans, and pumpkins were
the chief crops raised by the Pequaw-
ket tribe. Indians followed the rule,
'tBegin planting corn when oak leaf
grows big as a mouse's ear."
Tradition says that when summer
iiies and mosquitoes interrupted
comforts in the home woods, the red
warriors who inhabited our village
used to make their way toward the
sea coast over the part now known
as the Pequawket Trail.
"Of worthy Captain Lovewell, I now pur-
pose to sing,
How valiantly he served his country and
He and his valiant soldiers did range the
woods full wide,
And hardships they endured to quell the
'Twas nigh unto Pequawket on the eighth
day of May,
They spied a rebel Indian, soon after .break
He on a bank was walking,-upon a neck
Which leads into a pond as we're made to
The event mentioned in this poem
was the beginning of that memor-
able battle which has made our pond
On the seventh day of May in the
year 1925, three of the Old Indian
chiefs who had fought in the great
battle known as Lovewell's fight,
were smoking their peace pipes in
the "Happy Hunting Ground," and
talking about that great event which
had happened two hundred years be-
fore. Q After talking it over they de-
cided ,to go to the "Great Spirit" and
persuade Him to let them go back on
earth. After pleading with him for
a long time they finally obtained his
permission, but he told them they
must be invisible to the human eye.
Early in the morning on the eighth
day of May the three old Indian
chiefs came to earth to the place that
is now Bradley Park. The first
strange things they saw were, as
they expressed it, "lanterns hung on
poles." These frightened them
greatly, but the bravest of them
started on down Main street and the
other two finally gathered courage to
follow him. When they saw the
wide road they thought that millions
of Palefaces must have tramped over
that trail to make it so wide and
smooth. Next, they noticed the
houses, and tried to imagine living
in them. As they walked on, they
saw two big lights coming straight
toward them. They were frightened.
but had presence of mind enough to
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jump to one side just as a big cart
rumbled by with a funny little red
light in back. They couldn't imag-
ine what made it go, for there were
no horses to pull it. The old war-
riors solemnly shook their grizzled
heads and walked on.
After a while they ventured into
a house that was ablaze with lights.
In a large room they saw a big horn
standing on a table. They could
hear a man talking, but could not see
him. They were terribly frightened
at first, but finally crept closer to
the queer looking contraption, and
saw the letters R-A-D-I-O, but of
course they could not read them
These chiefs who had faced death in
many a war and had lived for two
hundred years in the "Happy Hunt-
ing Ground," were baffled for first,
time, they had seen lanterns on
poles, then they had seen a wagon
with two bright lights in front, but
no horse to pull it 3 and now, they
were hearing a man talking but could
not :ge him. He seemed to be inside
a large horn. They couldn't under-
stand it at all.
Suddenly they heard music, and
too excited for Words they rushed out
of the building and started towards
Lovewell's pond. As they walked
down the old Indian trail to the pond
they seemed to feel more at home in
this strange land of queer people.
The only thing that seemed the same
was the forest they had loved so well.
Not far away they could see again
our Jockey Cap, the boulder which
they had used for an outlook from
which to warn the Indian tribes when
white men or hostile Indians were
approaching. As they neared Love-
wellfs pond they saw a big rock on
which was a bronze tablet all cov-
ered with queer writing. They, how-
ever, had no way of knowledge that
this was our battle monument. They
sat down on the shore and talked
about that eventful morning just two
hundred years before. On that
morning they had been standing on
the shore when they hard ,a shot.
That shot had come from the gun of
Captain John Lovewell, who was
known and feared by the Indians.
How did they happen to be so far
from their homes?
Years before some of the settlers
had cheated the Indians. The hatred
of Squando, one of the chiefs of the
Sokois tribe, had been aroused by the
cruel act of a white sailor, Who, just
to see if a papoose could swim, had
tipped over a canoe in which Squan-
do's squaw and papoose were com-
ing down the river. The child sank
to the bottom, but the mother res-
cued it. Soon the child grew weak-
er and weaker, and finally died. Thus
the thoughtlessness of a few white
men had brought the hatred of all
the Indians on the white settlers,
John Lovewell askled permisslion
of the Massachusetts Legislature to
form a company of rangers to hunt
and kill the Indians, because the In-
dians had massacred so many white
settlers. So on this morning in May,
John Lovewell and his company ar-
rived at what is now Lovewell's
pond. There were thirty-four men
in the company. Although the Indi-
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ans greatly outnumbered them, the
battle lasted until sunset. and then
the Indians went away. The sur-
vivors of the rangers went back to
the fort, and finally reached Dun-
stable in safety.
The pride of the Pequawket tribe
was broken. Only twenty-four men
were left and they sadly made their
way to Canada. The terror of the
Pequawkets was over.
As the old chiefs talked about this
battle they seemed to live that day
over again. When the sun went
down behind the mountains the old
chiefs walked back to the bank of the
Saco where they had camped long
years before. They pitched their
tents and built a fire.
One of the chiefs said, "Heap big
change in the place, eh?" The oth-
ers silently nodded in agreement.
After Watching the twinkling
lights of the town wink out one by
one the old chiefs lay down and went
to sleep under the quiet watch of the
In the morning they rose and made
their way over the intervales. All
day they walked up and down the
bank of the Saco, and finally when
the shadows began to lengthen "they
folded their tents like the Arabs, and
as silently, stole away."
According to authorities on the
subject, there will be a timber fam-
ine soon unless something is done to
preserve our forests twenty years
from now. People are slowly be-
ginning to realize what such a ca-
tastrophe would mean to the welfare
and prosperity of this country and
are taking measures to prevent it
There has been some talk recently
of passing a law that would restrict
the cutting of trees without a permit
from the state. It was also suggested
that we exemplify the custom of
Germany and plant at least two trees
for every one that we cut. By doing
this we might make our forests last
a long time. Practically all of our
industries depend on our timber
supply, either directly or indirectly.
It is true that we can use many
things in place ofwood, but it is also
true that we can never hope to do
without it entirely. The lumber in-
dustry, one of the most important in-
dustries this country has, would be
entirely eliminated and building and
carpenter work would need to under-
go a great change. Wood is the chief
fuel in the country towns, besides
being used extensively in cities for
the same purpose, and with the sup-
ply of coal diminishing the fuel ques-
tion becomes a great problem.
About four-fifths of the power
used by factories is steam power and
about two-sevenths of these burn
wood, thus consuming thousands of
cords of wood each year. It has been
predicted that the amount of elec-
tricity generated in the United States-
today would furnish power for only
one-fiftieth of the mills, and what
water power, if all such power was
utilized, would furnish only fourth.
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So our fuel question is more import-
ant than most people realize.
Forests are indispensable to agri-
culture. They hold a vast resource
of water that would quickly evap-
orate if the trees were not there to
furnish shade, and the thick layer of
leaves that fall to the ground act as
a blanket, preventing both erosion
One of the greatest destroyers of
timber is fire. Thousands of acres
of woodland are burned each sum-
mer by fires started by careless
campers. The government forest
rangers are doing much to prevent
the loss of timber in this way, but
even so it is the cause of an immense
loss each year.
There is a national law prohibit-
ing the lighting of camp fires with-
out the consent of the owner of the
land and another law that makes it
a serious offense to leave a campfire
burning after you are through with
it, but they seem to do little good.
ROBERT LITTLEFIELD, '28.
IT TAKES A MAN TO BE
"Another Daring Burglary l" read
Mrs. Banford, as she picked up the
morning paper. "Lucullus," she said,
turning to her husband, "this is the
fourth outrage of the kind in this
town within a week, and if you don't
get a burglar-alarm, or adopt some
other means of security, I shall not
remain in this house another night.
Some morning we'1l get up and find
ourselves murdered and the house
robbed if we have to depend on the
police for protection.
Banford assured his wife that he
would have the matter attended to at
once. Then he left the house and
didn't return until evening. When
Mrs. Banford asked him if he had
given a second thought to the sub-
ject, he drew a newspaper from his
pocket, and said, "See here Mirandy!
There's no use of foolin' away money
on one o' these new-fangled burglar-
alarms. Economy is wealth. Here's
a capital idea suggested in this pa-
per, cheap, simple and effective."
And then he read the suggestion
about hanging a tin pan on the cham-
"I tell you Mirandy! The man
who conceived that brilliant notion is
a heavenborn genius-a boon to man-
kind, and his name should go ring-
ing down the corridors of time with
those of such brilliant intellect as
Watt, Morse, Edison, and other suc-
cessful scientiiic investigators. You
see, the least jar of the door will dis-
lodge the pan, and the noise occa-
sioned thereby will not only awaken
the occupants of the room, but will
also scare a burglar half to death,
and perhaps the pan will strike him
on the head and fracture his skull.
It is a glorious scheme, and the fact
that it was not utilized years ago is
the most remarkable thing about it."
"Well," assented Mrs. Banford, in
less sanguine tones, "it may be better
than nothing, and it won't cost any-
thingg and as Susan has gone out to
spend the night with her sick sister,
and we'll be all alone, I'll hunt up
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the pan now."
Accordingly, each inside door was
crowned with a tin pan and left
slightly ajar. Banford also thought-
fully placed a six-shooter under his
pillow and stood a baseball bat with-
"Nf'w, Mirandyf' he courageously
observed, as they were preparing to
retire, "if you are awakened by noise
during the night, don't scream and
jump out of bed. Just lie still, or
some o' the bullets I fire at the burg-
lar may go through you and kill you.
Let me wrestle with the intruder,
and I'll soon make him regret that he
had not postponed being born for a
Then they turned down the gas
with a feeling of security, and were
soon fast asleep. About mid--night
they were awakened by a noise that
sounded like a clap of thunder, fol-
lowed by a wail that almost chilled
the marrow in their bones.
"Goodness'!" screamed Mrs. Ban-
ford in a voice swollen with terror,
as she dived under the bedclothes,
we'll be murdered in a minute. Shoot
him Lucullus! Quick-shoot him."
Banford after considerable nervous
fumbling under the pillow, grasped
his revolver and with an unsteady
hand discharged its six barrels in
rapid succession, but not with very
gratifying results. One bullet shat-
tered the mirror in the bureau, an-
other splintered the bedpost, a fourth
perforated a portrait of his wife's
mother, and the other two left their
imprint in the walls.
"D-d-don't be fuf-fuf-frightened,
M-Mirandy," said Banford encour-
agingly, his articulation sounding as
if it had "collided" with an Arctic
wave. "I gug-guess I've kuk-kuk-
killed him. He'll not kuk-kuk come
At this juncture there was a noise
in an adjoining room, as if a two-
ton meteorite had crashed through a
boiler foundry, and Mrs. Banford
uttered a series of ear-piercing
shrieks, that would have scared the
life out of any burglar.
"M-Mirandy," stammered the
frightened and demoralized Banford,
grasping the baseball bat and swing-
ing it around with such reckless pro-
miscuity that he struck his terror-
stricken wife on the head, "M-Miran-
dy, the house is fuf-full of mid-night
mum-marauders, and we'll be bub-
butchered in cold bub-bub-blood!
Save yourself and don't mum-mind
about me." And leaping out of bed,
he sprang through a window on the
roof of a back building, and acci-
dently rolled off into the yard, fifteen
feet below, just as another burglar
alarm went off with a clamor almost
as deafening and harrowing as an
amateur orchestra. Mrs. Banford,
thinking she had been hit by the
burglar, emitted a fresh outburst of
shrieks, while her husband lay groan-
ing in the back yard, with a sprained
ankle and a frightful gash on his
A policeman had now been awak-
ened by the uproar, and boldly
mounting the front steps, he rung
the doorbell but without any re-
sponse. Then he hesitated.
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"If a foul murder has been com-
mitted," he mused, "the assassin has
already made good his escape."
This thought gave him courage and
he forced an entrance. In the entry
he collided with a hat rack, which
he mistook for the outlaw, and al-
most demolished it with severe
whacks of his club. Then he made
a careful reconnoissance, and dis-l
lodged one of the burglar alarms.
"Spare my life," he yelled to the
imaginary assailant, "I'1l let you es-
He thought he had been stabbed
with the frying pan. He rushed out
of the house and secured the assist-
ance of four of his fellow oflicers and
the search of the building was re-
sumed. Mrs. Banford was found in
bed unconscious. Her husband was
down in the yard in nearly a simi-
lar condition, and the burglar was
found under the sofa shivering with
fear, and with his tail down between
The cause of the panic was soon
explained. "Mrs, Banford had over-
looked the presence of her pet dog
in the house, and this innocent ani-
mal, in running from one room to
another, had dislodged the "cheap
and effective" burglar alarms.
PHYLIS MARs'roN, '28.
The hot summer sun rose. over the
still-sleeping city of Aquania, gild-
ing the steeples and towers of the
ancient city with the Midas-like
touch of its slanting rays. The ruins
over the old Roman baths were still
in the shadow, but the sun, rising
higher, touched their crumbling
sides with a trace of former glory.
In the newer part of the city, the
bustle and hurry of the day was just
beginning, but among these majestic
ruins there were no signs of life ex-
cept for the birds and insects, which
held full sway. The birds filled the
morning air with their joyful songs,
welcoming the return of light and
warmth. Two turtle-doves circled
around the ruins of the Temple of
Venus and came to rest on one of the
few upstanding pillars as if they rec-
ognized this to be a fit place for their
Hither a goat herd drove his flock
of goats to graze among the fallen
stones and pillars, while he lay
stretched in the sun dreaming away
until it should be time to go home
again. Hither, also, a pretty maiden
hastened to fill her large pottery jar
at a fountain which still existed
among all these ruins. As she hur-
ried back with the full jar balanced
on her head, she nearly stumbled over
the goat boy who was lying prone on
the grass 3 she scolded him sharply
for being so indolent but he only
laughed and settled himself for an-
other nap, and the pretty girl has-
tened on home.
All the long lazy forenoon the
place remained deserted except for
the sleeping goat boy and his flock.
At noon the boy slowly arose from
his couch and standing on two stones
like a miniature Colossus of Rhodes,
he stretched himself and yawned pro-
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digiously. He then ate his lunch of
bread and cheese, after which he
promptly lay down as before and
slowly sank back into the "arms of
In the afternoon a few travellers
wandered about the ruins examining
the stones curiously and then dis-
appeared whence they came. At
sunset the goat herd awoke with a
start, called his goats together, and
drove them in a straggling line down
a narrow street towards the newer
part of the city, and the ruins were
again deserted. The su nsank out of
sight behind a bank of orange and
purple clouds, and darkness fell over
the city of Aquania.
Ghosts of times long gone and al-
most entirely forgotten, ghosts of
the time when the ruinous temples
and buildings were things of beauty
and elegance, ghosts of times when
people thronged the forum and the
various viae, all these and many
others now came to haunt the ancient
THE DEVELOPMENT OF
One of the world's greatest men
has compared this modern age of in-
vention with that of life and death.
"There is no part of it which can be
predetermined or foreseen in any
way." There are new developments,
new experiments, and new ideas be-
ing brought forward day by day.
In the history of every invention
there is a time when the energies of
science are not extended in an effort
to improve the new fundamental.
The history of the airplane has
followed this time worn path.
Man's first desire to ily verges
back into that grand old age when
aeronautical science merges into and
blends with mythology which has no
written record. There are two men
mentioned by the immortal Ovid as
making an attempt to conquer the
force of gravity. They fitted them-
selves with patterns of eagle's Wings
made of wax and papyrus and with
more boldness than discretion they
sought to sail the air.
There was not, even in the minds
of the most learned, any thought
that the air would be conquered by
the forces of mankind and certainly
not that it would be conquered by a
machine heavier than air itself.
Orville Wright on December 17,
1903, startled the world by announc-
ing that he had accomplished the im-
possible. Wilbur, his brother, fiew
in 1908, flew two hours continuous-
ly. People declared airship building
had reached its highest point and
would gradually die out.
But contrary to general opinion
the industry flourished and the Am-
erican Continent was circled by air-
planes in 1911.
When the nations were in 1914
plunged into interworld strife and
discord, airplanes became one of the
most deadly weapons known to the
civilized world. Possessed of great
speed,vastly mobile and impregnable
to attack, they presented a wonder-
ful opportunity for development and
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service. As a war record we have
the immortal heroes, Colonel Roy
Guynemer, Captain Herbert Ball,
Lieutenant Frank Luke and, last but
not least, our own American Ace,
Teddy Roosevelt's son.
V During the war period there was
no time to study, construct models,
and publish statistics in regard to the
airplane, but after peace was de-
clared the thoughts of men turned to
airships as a commercial asset rath-
er than a liability of war.
Records began to be issued, flyers
were seen around small cities doing
passenger work as a means of living.
Let us look over some of the old
documents published by the govern-
ment. The 1908 planes were cap-
able of traveling at the immense
speed of 40 miles per hour. Two
years later it was 60 miles, and in
1914 the English held a speed test of
120 miles an hour which was the
world's fastest. During the sum-
mer of 1921 a speed of three miles
per minute or 180 miles per hour was
reached and experts all agreed that
the limit had been reached. Not
daunted by this information the man-
ufacturers kept on improving the
machines, adding larger engines un-
til in November, 1924, a Yankee avi-
ator won the Dayton meet at 4.5
miles a minute or 243 miles per hour.
As to altitude records there need
not be much mentioned of the fact.
From 508 feet in 1909 the height has
grown to 37,500, a mile and a half,
above Mount Everest. At this height
the aviators carry compressed oxy-
gen both for themselves and for their
motors. At a height of 30,000 feet
a 400 horsepower Liberty motor will
develop only 170 horsepower due to
lack of oxygen and a human being
would die almost instantly.
Some of the noted flights made re-
cently are that of the N C 4 across
the Atlantic by way of Azores, that
of Sir John Alcok from St. Johns,
Newfoundland to County Galmay,
that of Sir Ross Smith, London to
Sydney, Australia, and last the
Round World Flight of 1924.
The airplane engine has undergone
a wonderful change as well as the
rest of the machine and no doubt
has had great influence on its his-
tory. A fifty horsepower engine
was unknown in 1910 and those they
did have weighed from ten to fifteen
pounds per horsepower. In 1918
machines using 300 horsepower were
not uncommon and today monstrous
engines of 700 to 1,000 horsepower
and weighing only one and one-
quarter pounds per unit is not at all
Again the engines will last over
seven times as long as before and are
not so susceptible to stalling or fail-
ing in mid-air. '
One of the most interesting and
useful branches of the Government
Service is that of the Air Mail from
New York to San Francisco. Each
plane can carry nearly 20,000 aver-
age letters at a cost of less than one
dollar a mile figuring all operating
and overhead expenses that can be
charged to the service.
The airplane presents 'a great
problem of today and tomorrow and
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of years to come, in the pursuit of
peace, and the vigors of war. It
remains forius to watch and observe
what is taking place in the scientific
EDGAR GROVER, '25.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF
WATER POWER IN MAINE
Maine has a greater chance for
water power development than any
other state in the country. During
the last session of the Legislature, de-
velopment of water power was con-
sidered very carefully. Engineers
have studied the proposition for
months and have given a report that
Maine will develop much more water
power than Niagara Falls does at the
present time. This state does not
have the right to build a station sim-
ilar to that of Niagara because the
building of such a station must be
under national control.
Perhaps it would be well to give
an idea of one proposition. In the
center of one of the small bays north-
east of Maine there is situated a
small island, and the proposition
calls for the building of two dams
from this island to the mainland,
making two large lakes connected by
a narrow stream of water. The
building of these dams would make
one of the lakes much larger than
the other. As the tide comes in, it
fills both of them and as it goes out,
it empties the smaller and leaves the
larger one for a reserve. Careful
consideration must be given to such
a proposition because in it there is a
chance to lose millions of dollars.
A PERFECT PICTURE
One evening, just as the sun was
setting, I chanced to be at the lower
end of Moose Pond. Looking up the
pond, no sign of humanity was vis-
ible-not a house, not a bridge, not
a clearing. The irregular frame of
the flawless mirror seemed just as
Nature had wrought it.
at the head of
water, the sun
Beyond the pines
the smooth strip of
cast purple and rose shadows on the
surface. As the rays lengthened the
evergreens became perfectly outlined
in the lake. The air was as still as
if no human being existed.
Just then an eagle soared straight
into the air from the midst of the
forest. The last beams of the glo-
rious sunset fell on its white head as
though crowning this king of all
"What," thought I, "could be more
perfect than this masterpiece of Na-
RUTH SHAW, '26,
In the year of 1925 there was a
Sophomore class, in Fryeburg Acad-
emy of twenty-six boys and girls.
One bright sunny day they thought
they would like to take a trip, so,
calling a "class meeting," they de-
cided to go to Switzerland to see the
Alps, about which they had heard so
much. So the last of May they
started for Switzerland on the "Cel-
tic" with Mr. Stack, Mr. Lovell, Miss
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Coburn, Miss Farris, Mrs. Hasty,
and Mr. Hurd.
One night as they all were having
a good time they heard "Stan" Quinn
roar. They didn't think anything
was the trouble, as "Stan" always
made considerable noise, but this
time he didn't roar for the fun of it.
Soon they heard one of the sailors
yell for them to put on life-savers be-
cause there was a leak in the ship
and it would be going down in a very
short time. In the meantime they
had been getting out life-boats for
them. Some of them had much diffi-
culty in getting into their life-savers.
Esther Baker made the remark that
she was so fat she couldn't get into
any of them. One of "Grammie"
Peterson's shoes came off while she
was jumping about trying to get her
life-saver on and she said if '
wasn't going to live but a little while
she wanted both her shoes on. But
they were hustled into boats in time,
so that all were saved although Mr.
Stack was so corpulent he had to
have a boat all to himself.
In these boats, they drifted about
for a few days, but at last they came
to an island. Mr. Hurd being the
bravest of all the teachers went
ashore to see if there were any wild
animals as large as a cat or dog per-
haps, to scare the passengers. Mr.
Hurd looked around and being satis-
fied that there weren't any such
"animaux" on the desert island,
went back to the ship and tried to
console Mr. Lovell who was behind
Miss Farris for safety. After a con-
sultation they all went ashore and
looked around to find out what kind
of a territory they had reached.
As all the sophomores were in the
habit of sending some word home to
their folks every day, the people in
Fryeburg began to grow anxious be-
cause they had not heard from them
for about a week. Then they all
read in the "Portland Evening Ex-
press" one night that the "Celtic" had
sunk, and the passengers all escaped
drowning but were now on a desert
island. Mr. LaCasce being very
much disturbed because the Sopho-
more class and teachers had not
come home started out in a ship With
a crew to find the "Lost Sophs."
In the meantime the Sophomores
had built houses to live in and a year
later they were so well established
that they called a meeting to decide
what they should name their town.
After much discussion they decided
to name it "Brilliantown" after the
bright ones in the class.
Mr. LaCasce and his crew had been
sailing all this time and six weeks af-
ter they had named their town, he
landed at "Brilliantown." He found
that they had elected Philip Webb,
Mayor of the town as he was presi-
dent of the class before they left
Fryeburg. They had elected Philip
Ela "governor" in case Phil Webb
should starve to death-which was
almost impossible because he ate so
much. As in all Well-organized
towns they have a minister, they had
elected "Stan" Quinn, as he had a
wonderful voice and could make him-
self heard. William Walker and
Archie Webster collected taxes. Ron-
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ald .Shaw had set up a "boot-black
stand" on a corner. "Charlie" Hill
was a hotel proprietor and he made a
very good one because he was al-
ways so happy. John Weston said
as there always had to be a dude in a
town he would take that job, because
it Wasn't hard. Averil Harnden was
elected the teacher as she was the
only one who could do everything.
Later Mr. LaCasce Went back to
Fryeburg and informed all the people
that the Sophomores were all O. K.
and that they had built up a town
on a desert island. He sent two or
three ships back and when the people
found out what a fine place it was
they built houses so they could stay.
They arranged it so that a ship would
go back and forth from "Brillian-
town" to "Portland" regularly. Then
they built a post ofiice and installed
Mary Grover and Vera Hanscom,
Postmistresses. Pearl Haley and
Macia Berry became nurses and Lu-
cille Ballard the doctor, whom every-
body highly respected. Theodore
Pottle had the job of rolling the side
walks so they would be hard, only he
didn't have to use a roller as his feet
were so big. Mr. Stack organized
an orchestra-he playing the banjo,
Gordon Hurd, the drumsg Esther
Baker, violin: Mrs. Hasty, the saxa-
phoneg Ruth Peterson, second violing
and Beatrice Haley, the piano. Miss
Farris was the land surveyor of the
towng Beatrice Thompson started a
grocery storeg Ruth Ela set up a den-
tist shopg Mr. Hurd, a singing
schoolg Mr. Lovell, an athletic clubg
Miss Coburn said she thought she
was the only one who knew enough
to be a lawyer so she hired Mildred
Hill as private secretary and went
into business. Florence Bryant,
Helen Pike, Leora Hill and Mary
Turcotte went into the "theatrical"
business. Mr. LaCasce went back to
Fryeburg, brought his family to
"Brilliantown" and he said he was
satisfied to be just a common inhab-
itant of the place.
We will leave them all with their
work, but if you ever go across the
ocean be sure and stop at "Bril-
liantown" and you will receive a
very warm welcome from the Soph-
omore calss of 1927.
PEARL HALEY, '27.
THE GREAT IMPERSONA-
fApologies to E. P. Oppenheim.J
"Tom! I say, Tom !"
"Well, what's wanted?" answered
a voice from the room across the hall.
"Will you let Harry alone long
enough to give me some advice? If
you will, please come in here a min-
Immediately a young man stepped
into the room, and making a bow in
the most approved style, inquired,
"What does your majesty desire to
know that I may impart to him ?"
"Most of ell I wish you would cut
out this nonsense for a few min-
utes. Just because we are getting
two weeks' vacation is no reason why
you should act like a fool. But to
get down to business, can you tell me
how I can be in two places at the
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same time? As you know I have
promised to spend our vacation with
Miss Eva Holden, and here I have a
letter from my aunt in Boston say-
ing she expects me up there."
"I didn't even know you had an
aunt in Boston," said Tom. "Who is
she and how old is she, also what
does she look like ?"
"To tell the truth, you know her
as well as I do," answered Dick.
"She isn't a real aunt anyway, only
a step-aunt, or an aunt-in-law, or
something like that, but she is as
rich as Croesus. I have always lived
in the west, so I never got a look at
her. My father advised me to get
acquainted with her while I was in
college. He probably though she
would squander some of her loose
change on me. Perhaps he was
so, this is too good a
right and if
chance to let slip, but Gee! imagine
two weeks up at Eva's country home,
in a hammock, or en-
joying a ride in her father's Hudson
with her for company. Now Tom,
be a good fellow and advise me what
to do, and speak wisely or off comes
your head at sunset."
"Well, Dick, from a business
standpoint, it would be better to ac-
cept your aunt's invitation but I can
see that there is a strong argument
for the other party. But say, Dick,
do you remember what the gang'
called us last year ?"
"Sure I do,-the Gold Dust Twins,
"Right, Now if I removed this
eyebrow from my upper lip, I could
pass for you all right, at least where
you weren't known. Now just sup-
pose I should go up and visit your
aunt while you play Little Lord
Fauntleroy at the country estate?"
"Great head," shouted Dick, and
leaping to his feet, he proceeded to
do a highland fling, then the two had
a council of war in which they dis-
cussed the best method of attack on
a wealthy aunt. ' -
"Now," said Tom, "You answer
her letter and I'll take the morning
train for Boston."
"Say, Tom, you are a real friend to
spend two weeks with an old lady
while I am having a rest far from
the rush of the city with the compan-
ionship of a jane who would be a
worthy rival of Helen of Troy."
"Well, I wasn't planning to go any-
where and if she wants to lavish her
good will and better dinners upon
me, or you, I suppose I should say,
why should I worry? And besides.
the experience is worth something.
But we had better get busy and pack
up what we want to take with us on
our respective trips."
The next day a young man rang
the bell of a fine house on Beacon
Street, and asked the young lady
who opened the door, if Miss Carrie
Norton was in. "I am Miss Nor-
ton," answered the lady, smiling,
"Won't you come in?"
"You Miss Norton? My aunt? I
"Then you are my nephew Rich-
ard? I was expecting you. And
what was it you thought? That I
was an old lady? How mean of you.
I'm not as young as I was once but
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if my memory serves me right, I am
only four years your senior, making
me twenty-six and you twenty-two.
Am I right?"
"You are correct in your thinking
but I was wrong in mine. I came
prepared to meet an old maid at least
sixty years old. Something tells me
I shall enjoy my vacation better than
I expected to."
"Then you came because it was
your duty, did you? But where is
"It will arrive soon I think. Ah!
There it is now," he answered, as an
express truck stopped in front of the
A few moments later he was in his
room unpacking his trunk and think-
ing things over. "She said I came
because it was my duty. Well, un-
less my judgment errs again this
duty will be a pleasure."
So mused the young man as he
went about the business of arrang-
ing things to suit his masculine
"Maybe if Dick had known the
true state of affairs he wouldn't
prize my judgment so highly."
ak Bk sk Ik
It was two weeks later that the
friends met in their room at the fra-
ternity house. After expressing
their pleasure at seeing each other
again they started discussing their
"Have a good time, Dick?" asked
"Nothing to brag about," answer-
ed Dick. "It rained three days the
first week and I got jealous over a
young goop whom Eva thought to be
the original Romeo. This resulted
in a fight which, as you known, is
frowned upon in the best of circles.
The next week the weather was fine,
so we went motoring every day.
During the week we had a total of
five blowouts and one day we had en-
gine trouble fifty miles from home
and ten from a garage. We had to
be towed in and wait three hours to
get the old lemon of a' car to go
again. Did your enqioy your trip?
How did the aid' bird look anyway?
But first who is the swell dame you
have the photograph of? Maybe
your vacation was not so uneventful
after all. Confess, and tell me who
"Dick, that is a picture of your
aunt Carrie, taken last Wednesday,
so you see the aunt whom you
thought unworthy of your time is
not so unattractive after all. She
was so pleased with her nephew that
she gave me this diamond ring, tell-
ing me to keep it always to remind
me that old ladies like to be noticed
as well as the young ones. Also she
asked me to come up over the week-
end soon and to bring a friend with
me so you and I will go up and you
will be the nephew and I the friend.
I think I will like her better as a
friend than I would as an aunt."
ROBERT LITTLEFIELD, '2S.
FLOWERS AND TREES
NEAR MY HOME
One could hardly write on this
subject without beginning with the
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Trailing Arbutus, or as a more com-
mon name, the Mayflower. The
flowers are in terminal clusters of
white and pink, opening in April and
May, and are found in great quan-
tities just back of our house. It be-
longs to the Heath family and is
found in the woods mostly under
"Sad Mayflower watched by winter stars,
And nursed by winter gales,
With petals of the sleeted spars,
And leaves of frozen sails."
We have quantities of pink Ladies'
Slippers in our woods, which grow to
a height of about twelve or fourteen
inches. This flower belongs to the
Orchid family and blooms from the
last of May up to the first of July.
In our pasture about the last of
April are found great beds of Bluetsg
they grow to the height of about tive
or six inches. At a distance they look
white but when. seen near at hand,
they are a pale blue, thus giving them
The Dandelion, or the "miniature
sun," as Whittier called it, belongs
to the Chicory family. Its leaves
are jagged and contain a milky sub-
stance when broken. When first
blossomed it is a deep yellow but
when gone to seed is a fluffy white.
lt grows very tall in some placesg its
height depends on the height of the
grass where it is most commonly
Next is the Blue-eyed Grass, a sis-
ter to the Blue Flag, which belongs
to the Iris family. The flower is
blue and sometimes purple, with a
yellow center. You find this dainty
flower in the months of May and
August. Kate Putnam Osgood, who
was born just across river, once
"Out of the Clover and Blue-eyed Grass,
He turned them into the river lane,
One after the other he let them pass
Then fastened the meadow bars again."
Just a short distance from my
home grows the Rhodora, found in
the month of May. The flower is a
"Rhcdore: If the sages ask thee why
This charm is wasted on the earth and sky,
Tell them, dear, if eyes were made for
Then Beauty is its own excuse for being."
The Lambkill is a shrubby species
of the Heath family which grows in
pastures about twelve inches high.
It is sometimes known as sheep poi-
son. It is a cousin of the beautiful
Laurel of Maryland.
The Buttercup is one of our com-
mon flowers. It grows in our front
yard but is most commonly found in
meadows and along the roadside.
This belongs to the Crowfoot family.
The flower is a deep yellow and
shaped like a cup.
There is a strange flower which
we find back of our house which is
called the Indian Pipe, and which
grows four to ten inches tall, the
flower is shaped like a pipe, thus giv-
ing it its name. It has no leaves, is
white in color and very waxy, and
is found from June to August.
There are several Violets but the
two which grow just back of our
house are the white and blue. They
belong to the Violar family and are
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found from April to May.
"Volets! Grandma, thousands
Into the withered hands,
Showered the dainty blossoms,
Fresh from the pasture lands,
, Slowly the trembling fingers,
Gathered them blue and white,
Folded the while her dreaming
Tenderly out of sight,
Kissed them with lips that trembled,
Thinking of days gone by,
Violets purple hearted, violets white
At a little distance from my home
there is the American Thorn which
is a cousin to the English Haw-
thorn. In May it has beautiful white
blossoms which resemble single
white roses. Then it has little red
berries which made a feast for the
golden winged woodpeckers. We
remember what Priscilla said:
"I have been dreaming all night
Thinking all day of the hedge rows of
They are in blossom now and the country
is all like a garden."
All three Clovers, the red, white
and yellow, grow near my homey
they belong to the Pulse family.
"I know a place where the sun is like gold,
And cherry blooms burst with snow,
And down underneath is the loveliest nook,
Where the four leaf clovers grow.
One leaf is for hope, and one is for faith,
And one is for love you know,
And God put another in for luck,
If you search you will find where they
But you must have hope, and you must
You must love and be strong and so,
If you work, if you wait you will find the
Where the four-leaf clovers grow."
Time will not allow me to tell of all
our favorites, the Sandwort, Sweet
Ferns. Speriea, Steeple Bush, Rasp-
berry, Stitchwort, Trilliam, Grasses,
Cinnamon Ferns and Eagle Ferns.
But besides all these flowers we
have the beautiful trees. Here flour-
ish the pines: The white with its fine
needles, the red or Norway with its
two needles, black or pirch pine with
three in a cluster. Then there are
the hackmatac, hemlock, fur, gray
birch, spruce, maple and poplars: all
these trees are found back of my
"What do we plant when we plant the tree?
A thousand things that we daily see."
Joyce Kilmer, one of the war
heroes, wrote the following:
"I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the earth's sweet breast.
A tree that looked at God all day,
And lifts his leafy arms to pray.
A tree that may in summer wear,
A nest of robins in her hair.
Upon whose bosom snow has lain
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me
But only God can make a tree."
A MUDDY EVENT
Several years ago I visited my cou-
sin in Florida. He lived in a neat
cottage located on high ground but
surrounded by a great bog swamp.
One day I started out to explore
the swamp in a dugout canoe, alone,
for there was only room for one per-
son. I was paddling in shallow
water just over a dangerous bog,
when all at once an alligator hit the
canoe with his tail, knocking me
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overboard by the force of the blow.
When I hit water it seemed to fright-
en the alligator for he swam away
rapidly. The boat full of water was
settling, and I full of fright, was
sinking in the mud.
The only thing I had that was of
any use to me in this predicament
was my hat. With rare presence of
mind I slowly bailed the water from
After a struggle of half an hour,
I was again in the canoe and in an
exhausted condition, too.
When I got back to the cottage, I
told my cousin that the next time I
went exploring bog swamps it would
be either on the ice or in a battle-
LEON BALLARD, '28.
As I sit alone and ponder,
My thoughts begin to wander,
And I see, away off yonder,
The happy days gone byg
When I was but a laddie,
Only half as tall as daddy,
Then I used to be a caddy,
For a man who lived near by.
Now he has a charming daughter,
Fair as moonbeams on the water,
And it was I who taught her,
How to swim and ride a bikeg
I oft would stroll with Sally,
O'er many a hill and valley,
Where we were wont to dally,
And then resume our hike.
I soon grew a little older,
Also a little bolder,
In my arms I used to hold her,
And whisper in her earg
And same as any lover,
By all the stars above her,
I swore that I would love her,
'Till judgment day was here.
But that vow has oft been broken,
To other maids I've spoken,
And by many a sign and token,
I've told them of my loveg
And Sally's with her maker,
Because he chose to take her,
I'm sure He won't forsake her,
And we'l1 meet in Heaven above.
Rossm' LITTLEFIELD, '28.
THE LOST FAITH
Seated one day in the schoolroom,
I was noisy and ill at ease,
I beat a tattoo with my pencil,
And teacher said, "Stop tha,t please."
I know not what answer I gave her,
Nor what I was thinking then,
I do know 'twas something sassy,
And I rattled my pencil again.
She rose from her chair like a rocket,
And handed me one in the eye,
She lit on my head and shoulders,
Like a meteor straight from the sky.
She licked me, she struck me, she beat me,
She kicked me all over the floor,
And when I endeavored to stop her,
She proceeded to lick me some more.
I used to have faith in the fair sex,
I thought they were gentle and kind,
But if anyone thinks they are gentle,
He cannot be in his right mind.
And since that sad day I fear them,
I do not feel safe in their sight,
I also am terror-stricken,
Whenever I meet them at night.
'It may be some day I'll recover,
And trust them as do other men,
But I fear it will be in heaven,
That I learn to trust them again.
ROBERT LITTLEFIELD, '28,
Alice Evans has been enjoying the
winter with friends at Palm Beach,
Hon. E. C. Buzzell, Senator from
Oxford County, served on several im-
portant committees, at the last ses-
sion of the Maine Legislature.
Dr. Mary F. Farnham, a former
teacher in F. A., is making an ex-
tended trip through Europe to South
Africa where she was engaged in
missionary work several years.
Hon. John C. Hull, a former prin-
cipal of F. A., was speaker of the
Massachusetts House of Represent-
atives during the last session.
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Mary Weston Post has been spend-
ing the Winter with her sister at
Orange, N. J.
Mrs. Ellen Tibbetts Connor of
Spokane, Washington, is planning to
spend the summer at Fryeburg.
Mrs. Suzanne Weston Jones and
her husband have recently built and
moved into an attractive new house
on Tremont Place-Orange, N. J.
Clara Tarbox is living at Frye-
Clara E. Page spent the winter
with friends in Daytona, Florida.
Mrs. Bertha Simpson is living at
George Haley is professor of Bi-
ology in Jesuit College, San Francis-
Mr. and Mrs. Hodsdon are living
Mary Woodard is living in East
Mary Morrill Leadbeater, who re-
turned to Alexandria, Va., last fall
has bought a house on Howard street,
of that city. Eleanor, '14, and Joel,
'24, are employed in the office and
sales department of the Leadbeater
Drug Company of Alexandria.
Jeanette Lord has been resident
nurse in one of the largest hotels in
Pasadena, California, during the last
Rev. George Woodward died at
South Bridgton, in Sept., 1924, after
a brief illness. He was pastor of the
Congregational church at Denmark
and South Bridgton, Maine
Dr. Eloise Gerry of the faculty of
Maine University of Wisconsin, has
been entertaining her father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs. William Gor-
don Gerry of East Conway during
Evelyn Thompson is teaching in
one of the high schools at Washing-
ton, D. C.
Mrs. Erwin Giles Knee Kate
Towlej, is living at Brownfield.
Mrs. Fred Poor Knee Maggie
Keefel, is working in Portland.
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Clem Ward is in Bangor, Maine.
Paul Newman is in Chicago, Illl
Daisy Trube is in New York.
Miss Anna Barrows is a teacher in
Columbia College, N. Y.
Miss Mary Barrows is in Boston.
Ernest E. Weeks, principal 1913-
19, is at home in Parsonsfield.
Mr. Ellis McKeen is principal of
Kennett High school.
Hester Eastman is teaching in Au-
Mrs. Walter Barker KLela Shir-
leyj, is at Farmington, Maine.
Ralph Pitman is living at North
Mrs. Arthur Wiley Knee Dorothy
Hillj, is living at Fryeburg Center.
Mrs. Donald Carter Knee Blanche
Ballardj, is living at Woburn, Mass.
Helen Blake is living in Brown-
Mrs. Molly Goodwin Knee Molly
Hutchinsj, is living at Augusta,
Mrs. Everett Shaw KGertrude Me-
sorvel, is in New York.
Edna Chase is a nurse in New
James E. Vance is a physician in
Clifton Hill is living in Fryeburg,
Mrs. John Kerr Knee Bertha War-
renj, is living in Fryeburg, Maine.
John Kerr is a barber in Frye-
Gertrude Mansfield is teaching in
Merle Pitman is married and lives
at Fryeburg, Maine.
Mrs. Clyde Pendexter KRuth East-
many, is at Parsonsfield, Maine.
Roy Hill -is teaching in Connecti-
Herbert Hurd is professor of mu-
sic at Fryeburg Academy.
Fred Kimball is married and lives
in Lovell, Maine.
Nellie Webster is teaching in
Elizabeth Hall is teaching in
Quincy High School.
Mrs. Arline Clark Knee Arline
Hutchinsj, is living in Orono, Maine.
Walter Barker is living at Farm-
Raymond Irish is at home in East
Mrs. Perceivale Kenerson Knee
Aroline Jewettj, ,is at Fryeburg,
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Shirley are
living in East Conway.
Paul Marston is married and is
principal of Potter Academy.
Lyman Ela is working at the
Fryeburg post office.
George Webster is in Cambridge,
Ben and Monte Blake are living in
Maude Haley is at Fryeburg,
Mrs. Wendell McAllister Knee Hel-
en Haleyl, is living in Lovell.
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Hazel Moody attended Gordon
Bible School last year and is now in
Mrs. Charles Weeman Knee Ethel
Andrewsj, is living at Fryeburg.
Wellington Charles, N. E. cham-
pion of the discus, graduates from
Bowdoin this year.
Mrs. Sarah Marshall Knee Sarah
Hutchinsl, is living in Portland, Me.
Harold Eastman graduates from
Bowdoin college this year.
John Farrington is fat home in
Harry Eastman is employed at
Eastman 8z Sons.
Mrs. Merton Bell Knee May
Charlesl, is living at Fryeburg Cen-
Mrs. Roy Abbott Knee Geraldine
Masonl, is living at Fryeburg.
Mrs. Earle Shirley Knee Ethel
Websterj, is living at East Conway.
Alice Ballard is stenographer for
Forrest and Wallace Blake are at
Dorothy Bragdon is bookkeeping
in the American Woolen Co., And-
Percy Burnell is working at the
U. S. Trust Co. in Fryeburg.
James Buzzell is at home in Frye-
Mrs. Harold Thurston Knee Ida
Charlesj , is living in Chatham, N. H.
Wright Cousins is at Portland
Kenneth Davis is at Jackson, N. H.
Mary Eastman is at home in Frye-
Robert Eastman is at the U. of M.
Mrs. Nathan Wood Knee Doris
Fernaldl, is at Gordon Bible School.
Katherine Gale is at her home in
Intervale, N. H.
Clifford Gray is at Bowdoin Col-
Esther Haley is at home in Frye-
Charles Harmon is at home in
Mrs. Jean Marten Knee Rachel
Heathb, is living at West Fryeburg.
Norris Hill is at the U. of N. H.
Clifford Kimball is at home in Lov-
Marguerite Marston is at the U.
Wendall Ridlon is at West Bald-
Gladys Stevens is attending Gor-
ham Normal School.
Lillian Swan is attending Bates
Margaret Wadsworth is teaching
Floyd Warren is at Business Col-
Olive Ballard is working in Port-
Howard Bean is working in an
oflice in Portland.
Francis Buzzell is at the U. of M.
Mrs. Frank Stearns Knee Doris
Chandlerj, is living at Lovell.
Lyndall Flint is at her home in
Clarence Haley is working. in
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LaForrest Horton is working in
Eldred Littlefield is in Conway
Mrs. Caroll McAllister Knee Eula
Lordj, is living at Fryeburg Har-
Alice Marston is at Portland.
Harry McKeen is at West Frye-
Earle Adams is at home in Oak-
Esther Allard has graduated from
Z1 Business School in Portland.
Ernest Blake is in Brownfield,
Doris Bragdon is at Fryeburg,
Maine, for the summer.
Shirley Benson is at home, in
Katherine Bailey is working in an
oilice in Portland.
Kathleen Douglas is working at
the Argue Not Inn.
Lawrence Gray is in Fryeburg,
Rendall Gilmore is attending the
Ohio State College.
Theodore Houston is at home in
Boscawen, N. H.
Mrs. Charles Cherry fnee Louise
lleadj, is at Cape Cod, Mass.
Myron Keefe is at home in Frye-
Vera Lombard is at Gray's Busi-
ness College, Portland.
Edward. Leadbeater is at Bowdoin
Joel Leadbeater is in Alexandria,
Oriole Mclntire is working at the
Leona Mclntire is working at the
Fryeburg post oiiice.
Brewster Page is taking a P. G.
course at Fryeburg Academy.
Mildred Pottle is attending a pri-
vate business school in Portland.
Amelia Sanborn is at Emerson's
School of Oratory.
Stuart Stanley is attending He-
Charles Thurston is at his home
in North Fryeburg.
Paul Wadsworth is at home in
School N ores
On February 26, 1925, there was
given in the Academy Hall, a musi-
cale in honor of Miss Mary L. Gor-
don by the Grammar school assisted
by the piano pupils of Fryeburg
The first social function of the
year was the Freshman social given
by the Junior class. The Freshmen
went through the terrible ordeals of
handling the organs of a defunct
man and of eating angleworms.
Dancing and games followed.
. HALLOWE'EN PARTY
The Student Council as a commit-
tee gave a very interesting party on
October 31. A witch told fortunes,
and apples, marshmallows, dough-
nuts and lemonade were served. The
hall was prettily decorated and
everyone joined in the dancing and
"PA'r'rY MAKES THINGS HUM"
Ethel Hall as Patty, surely made
things hum for a while. This was
a drama given by the Alumni House
Girls and a new suite of furniture
came from the proceeds with the
help of the trustees.
On February 27, Mrs. Harold Mud-
gett of Intervale gave a Liszt Recital
at the Academy Hall, which was one
of the finest ever given in this place.
She was accompanied by Mrs. Ethel
Dinsmore and readings were given
by Mrs. Lakin. Mr. Hurd made
comments on Liszt's compositions.
On March 25, 1925, the Senior
Drama, "The Time of His Life," was
given by the Senior class at K. of P.
Hall. The play went off with great
success. The net profit to the Acad-
emy was 310810. Chester Keefe,
who took the part of an old man,
"Peter Wycombe," kept the audience
in a continual roar of laughter with
his various complaints of illness.
His wife, "Mrs. Wycombe," Martha
Irish, was a lady having much dig-
nity in her actions. Mariner Thomp-
son, the leading man, cleverly took
the part of the darkey servant to
help his sister out of a great difii-
culty. Ruth Gaffner, as "Mrs. Gray"
showed her usual noted ability for
acting on the stage. Carl Webster,
who was appointed as "Uncle Tom"
at the last moment of the rehearsals
did very well in carrying out his
speeches and actions as a darkey.
"Mr, Langdon," Jeddy Grover,
proved to be a very "tempery man."
Leonard Buzzell, "Ofiicer Hogan,"
was a man always on the job. Ar-
line Webster, as "Dorothy Langdon"
was a city girl. Noyce Shirley, as
"Mr. Grey," added to the make-up
of the cast.
Webb's Orchestra furnished the
music for a dance where a large
crowd was welcomed.
During the evening Leonard Buz-
zell presented a beautiful bunch of
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American Beauty roses to Miss Far-
ris in appreciation for the time she
gave to the coaching of the drama.
We were very fortunate in having
with us this year the following
speakers: Mr. Marshall of the Coun-
try Gentleman. Mr. Perry gave us
a very interesting talk on "Yon
Gymnasium." Clifford Gray of Bow-
doin, F. A., '23, spoke about the val-
ue of knowing how to study. Mr.
Josiah E. Taylor of the State Board
of Education, gave us a very fine
talk, and also Hon, Caleb A. Page, a
former preceptor, and the donor of
the gold medal for excellence in Eng-
lish, given in memory of his wife.
At the Congregational church,
Sunday, April 12, 1925, at 4 P. M.
Given by the combined choirs of the
Academy and Grammar School.
Processional Hymn, 176
Prelude, "Largo," G. F, Handel
Responsive Service, "The Ten Command-
Minister and Gallery Choir
Response, "Integer Vitae,"
Old Testament Lesson
"The Strife Is O'er," Palestrina
Gallery and Chancel Choir
New Testament Lesson
Offertory, "Beneath the Cross of Jesus,"
F. C. Maker
Cantata, "Story of the Cross,"
H. A. D. Hurd
Dedicated to the late Mrs. A. M. Abbott,
and sung in memory of the Rev. William
Fessenden, first minister in Fryeburg and
founder of Fryeburg Academy.
1. Introduction, "Jesu in the Garden"
2. Chorale, "The Road to the Cross"
3. Solo, "Follow to Calvary"
4. Chorus, "The Scene on the Hillside"
5. Duet, "The Appeal"
6. Chorus, "The Response"
Recessional Hymn, 220
CELEBRATION or NATIONAL Music
WEEK, FRYEBURG, MAINE
By Fryeburg Academy and Frye-
burg Public Schools.
Directed by H. A. D. Hurd
May 3 Vesper Service and address, First
Congregational Church, 7.30 p. m.
Soloists: A. O. Pike, Mrs. Roy
Abbott, Mrs. Curtis Wiley
May 4 Reading of Essays on Music by
Academy Students, 11.00 a. m.
Piano Recital by Academy Class,
8.00 p. m.
Assisted by Girls' Chorus from
May 5 Piano Recital at Academy 'Hail,
given by Henry Allen, Margaret
Russell, Ruth Eastman, James
Eastman, from North Conway,
N. H., 8.00 p. m.
May 6 Piano Recital by Kenneth Meader,
assisted by Mrs. Bertha Simp-
son, reader, 3.00 p. m.
50th Public Organ Recital given
by Mr. Hurd at the First Con-
gregational Church, commem-
orating the 200th anniversary
of Lovewell's iight which took
place on the shores of Love-
well's Pond, May 8, 1725, 8.00
May 7 Reading of Essays on Music Aby
Grammar School Students, 11.00
Piano Recital by Elizabeth Lan-
caster, assisted by Mrs. L. A.
Dole, soprano, with Mrs. Mary
Lord, accompanist, 3.00 p. m.
May 8 Piano Recital by Grammar School
Pupils 3.00 p. m.
All events are free and a most cor-
dial invitation is extended to the public.
All Piano Recitals at Academy Hall.
Captain, LYMAN S. GRAY, '25
Manager, CLIFFORD B. PAGE, '25
'l EAM OF 1924-25
Myron G. Keefe, left forward
Clifford B. Hill, right forward
Lyman S. Gray. center
Lawrence M. Gray, left guard
Stanley P. Quinn, right guard
Roger D. Ballard, right forward
Donald Wakefield, left forward
Edgar Grover, guard
Weston, Thompson, Blake, and
Webb also played in one or more
SUMMARY OF SEASON
The basket ball team of the year
1925 opened the most successful sea-
son of any team in the history of the
Academy at the New "Gym" late
December by a twenty to seventeen
victory over the Alumni. Inspired
by this victory and with the aid of
Harvey Lovell as coach, and under
the leadership of Sam Gray, the team
rounded out into one of the leading
prep. schools in the state, winning
over such renowned congregations as
Bridgton Academy, Lincoln Academy,
Bartlett High School, Westbrook
Seminary, and losing only two
games, both away from home
Although it is hardly a victory to
brag about, considering the calibre
of the two teams, our friends and
alumni will doubtless be glad to hear
that we bested Kennett High School
Games won, 11. Games lost, 2.
High point men: S. Gray, 144, M.
126g C. Hill, 101.
Alumni team was our first
victim in a rough game, 20-17. Both
showed lack of practice and
the game was even throughout. C.
Gray played well for the Alumni.
Hill, rf rf, Abbott
Wakefield, rf rf, Eastman
Keefe, If c, Sargent
S. Gray, c rg, Ela
Quinn, rg lg, Burnell
L. Gray, lg lg, C. Gray
Grover, lg '
Goals from iioor: Hill 1, Keefe 2, S. Gray
2, Quinn 1, L. Gray 1, Grover 1, Ballard 1,
Gray 5, Sargent 2, Ela 1. Goals from fouls:
Portland University was turned
back 22-6 in a slow game. Both
teams played a good passing game
but P. U. could not locate the basket
until the last quarter.
ACADEMY PORTLAND UNIVERSITY
Hill, rf rf, McRealis
Keefe, lf lf, Schilling,
Wakefield, lf c, Thomas
S. Gray, c lg, Baker
Quinn, rg rg, La Fou
L. G-ray, lg rg, Andrews
Ballard, rg lg, Drew
Grover, lg rg, Joyer
Goals from floor: Hill 1, Keefe 4, S. Gray
5, Wakefield 1, MlcReal'is 2, Schilling 1.
Goals from fouls: 0.
The next game was played at
Bridgton High which resulted in the
BOYS' BASKET BALL TEAM
The Academy Bell
first defeat of the season, 25-20.
ACADEMY BRIDGTON HIGH SCHOOL
Wakefield, rf rf, Berry
Keefe, lf lf, Cockburn
S. Gray, c c, Palmer
Hill, rg lg, Knight
Ballard, rg rg, Sylvester
Glrover, lg lg, Brown
L. Gray, lg
Goals from floor: Keefe 4, S. Gray 4,
Hill 1, Berry 2, Cockburn 4, Palmer 4,
Brown 2. Goals from fouls: Keefe 1, Bal-
lard 1, Sylvester 1.
Recovering from our defeat of the
previous week, we turned back our
Kennett rivals 30-11 at Conway in a
fast game. The game was even at
the end of the first quarter, then F.
A. by fast playing put the game on
"ice," Trombly played well for the
ACADEMY KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL
Hill, rf rf, Frechette
Ballard, rf lf, Littlefield
Keefe, lf c, Trombly
S. Gray, c lg, Wiggin
Quinn, rg rg, Allen
L. Glray, lg rf, Ashnault
Goals from floor: Hill 1, Keefe 2, S.
Gray 8, L. Gray 1, Ballard 1, Wakeheld 1,
Littlefield 1, Trombly 3.
Bartlett High School, champs of
Carroll County, was taken into camp
at Bartlett 28-12 by hard, fast play-
ing. B. H. S. was strong the first
quarter but could not stand against
the aggressive playing of Fryeburg.
Hill, rf rf, Hodgkins
Ballard, rf rf, Whitchell
Keefe, lf lf, Donahue
Quinn, rg rg, Black
S. Gray, c c, Chandl-er
L. Gray, lg lg, Perkins
Goals from fioorg Hill 3, Keefe 6, S. Gray
4, Ballard 1, Hodgkins 2, Whitchell 1,
Donahue 1, Chandler 1. Goals from fouls:
Chandler 1, Whitchell 1.
The following game was played
between the Academy and the Town
Team which was won easily by F. A.
30-10. The odds were even at the
start of the game but at the end of
the half it stood 25-1 in favor of F.
A. Parker played well for the Town
ACADEMY TowN TEAM
Hill, rf lg, Brunell
Ballard, lf rg, Lovell
S. Gray, c c, Mclntire
Quinn, rg lg, Potter
Grover, rg c, Sargent
L. Gray, lg c, Eastman
Weston, lg lf, Abbott
Goals from fioor: Hill 7, Ballard 2, S.
Gray 6, Lovell 1, Potter 1, Sargent 2.
Goals from fouls: Lovell 1, Potter 1, Quinn
Lincoln Academy lost to Fryeburg
in one of the hardest fought games
of the season 29-12 at Damariscotta.
The school spirit of this Academy
was the best encountered during the
year. The game was pulled from the
fire in the third quarter by F. A.
ACADEMY LINCOLN ACADEMY
Hill, rf rf, Gough
Wakefield, rf rf, Ball
Keefe, lf lf, Baker
S. Gray, c c. Jiles
Quinn, rg rg, Dodge
Ballard, rg lg, Erskine
L. Gray, lg
Goals from floor: Keefe 6, Hill 2, S. Geray
3, L. Gray 1, Baker 2, Jiles 1, Erskine 1.
Goals from fouls: Hill 4, S. Gray 1, Gough
The Academy Bell 33
A see-saw game was played at
Harrison which was'won by Bridgton
Academy 27-25. The game was won
won when victory for F. A. seemed
on "ice," Keefe and Sampson feat-
ured in their shooting
ACADEMY BRIDGTON ACADEMY
Hill, rf rf, Sampson
Ballard, rf lf, Boyd
Keefe, lf c, Linscott
S. Gray, c rg, Hutchins
Quinn, rg lg, Hill
L. Gray, lg lg, Whitney
Goals from floor: Keefe 8, Gray 2, Hill
2, Sampson 7, Boyd 2, Linscott 3. Goals
from fouls: Sampson 3, Hill 1.
Parsonsfield Seminary fell before
Fryeburg in a slow game, 48-8. F.
A. after getting a large lead in the
first half gave several subs a chance
ACADEMY PARSONSFIELD SEMINARY
Hill, rf rf, McCaffy
Keefe, lf lf, Evans
S. Gray, c c, Tangley
Quinn, rg rg, Millikan
Ballard, rg lg, Towne
L. Gray, lg
Goals from floor: S. Gray 10, Keefe 7,
Hill 5, McCaffy 2. Goals from fouls: S.
Gray 3, Hill 1, McCaify 3, Evans 1.
Bridgton High School met with a
sad defeat at the hands of F. A.,
23-14. The game was won only
through the consistent playing of
every man. This evens F. A. with
B. H. S., each having one game to its
ACADEMY BRIDGTON HIGH SCHOOL
Hill, rf rf, Monaham
Ballard, lf rf, Knight
S. Gray, c lf, Cockburn
Quinn, rg c, Palmer
L. Gray lg, c, Dodge
Thompson, lf rg, Berry
Webb, rf lg, Brown
Goals from floor: S. Gray 3, Hill 3, L.
Gray 1, Ballard 3, Cockburn 2, Berry 1.
Goals from fouls: Hill 2, S. Gray 1, Cock-
burn 4, Manaham 1, Palmer 2, Berry 1.
Bridgton Academy with the addi-
tion of several new players, lost a
decisive victory to Fryeburg 42-20.
Bridgton in top form was out-cleaned
by the fast playing of F. A.
ACADEMY BRIDGTON ACADEMY
Hill, rf rf, Linscott
Ballard, rf lf, Sampson
Keefe, If lf, Hanlon
S. Gray, c c, Colleton
L. Gray, l ' rg, Boyd
Wakefield, rg i rg, Hill
Blake, c lg, Hutchins
Goals from floor: Keefe 7, Hill 5, S. Gray
3, Colleton 5, Linscott 1, Hanlon 1. Goals
from fouls: Hill 5, Keefe 2, S. Gray 1,
Quinn 1, L. Gray 1, Colleton 3, Linscott 2,
Kennett playing at Fryeburg be-
fore the largest crowd of the year
were defeated 65-19 in a one-sided
game. This game broke all previous
scoring records made in the "Gym"
during the season.
ACADEMY KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL
Hill, rf rf, Quint
Keefe, lf lf, Davidson
S. Gray, c lf, Lingleton
L. Gray, lg c, Littlefield
Quinn, rg rg, Trombly
Grover, rg lg, Allen
Goals from floor: Keefe 9, S. Gray 10,
Hill 7, Quinn 1, L. Gray 2, Quint 1, David-
son 1, Littlefield 2, Trombly 3. Goals from
fouls: L. Gray 4, S. Gray 3, Littlefield 3,
Trombly 2. L
34 The Academy Bell
The feature of the year was the de-
feat of Westbrook Seminary 28-23
at Fryeburg. F. A. gained the lead
in the first quarter and then played
a defensive game to win.
ACADEMY WEs'rBRooK SEM.
Hill, rf rf, Tabbret
Keefe, lf rf, Sawyer
S. G-ray, c lf, Farrell
Quinn, rg c, Parmell
L. Gray, lg rg, Augustina
Wakefield, rf lg, Stover
Goals from floor: Keefe 5, Hill 2, Tab-
bret 1, Parmell 7, Augustina 2. Goals
from fouls: Hill 4, Tabbret 1, Farrell 1,
Captain, ETHEL HALL
Manager, IDA PRATT
The basket ball girls started in to
practice immediately after the
Christmas vacation, with Mr. La-
Casce as coach. We were unable to
begin earlier because the gym. was
We played our first game of the
season on our own floor with Par.
Sem. They won after a rather rough
game With a score of 26-10.
F. A. PAR. SEM.
Ida Pratt, f rf, Vera Leavitt
Ethel Hall, sc lg, Geraldine Handscom
Arline Sargent, f jc, Ellen Hoyt
Harriet Parker, f sc, Rita Bradford
Esther Pike, f f, Ruth Craft
Ruth Ela, jc f, Velma Dairs
Ruth Peterson, g
Leura Hill, g
Marcia Berry, g
Evelyn Hall, g
Points: F. A., Arline Sargent 8, Esther
Pike 2g Par. Sem., Ruth Craft 12, Velma
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Our next game, with Brownfield
High, was also in our own gym.
Again we were defeated, with a score
F. A. BROWNFIELD HIGH
Ida Pratt, rf rg, Lane
Ethel Hall, sc, f lg, Lord
Arline Sargent, lf jc, Rudd
Esther Pike, lf rf, Hill
Ruth Ela, jc lf, Wakefield
Evelyn Hall, rg sc, Marston
Pauline Adams, rg
Marcia Berry, lg
Mary McAllister, lg
Points: F. A., Ethel Hall 2, Arline Sar-
gent 9, Esther Pike 3g Brownfield High,
Hill 9, Wakefield 22.
Early in the spring term we jour-
neyed to Kennett. We played them
a game which resulted in a score of
F. A. KENNETT
Ethel Hall, f f, Leavitt
Ida Pratt, f f, LaBlanc
Marcia Berry, sc
Arline Sargent, f
sc, N orthrope
Ruth Ela, jc g, Bracket
Evelyn Hall, g g, Samphy
Mary McAllister, ' f, Lorenz
Paulin Adams, g g, Lord
Esther Pike, f f, Campbell
Points: F. A., Ethel Hall, 3, Arline Sar-
gent 6, Ruth Ela 2, Esther Pike 25 Kennett,
Leavitt 35, LaBlanc 4, Lorenz 3, Campbell
2, Swett 4.
This year the town ladies had a
and won, 22-10.
We played them
F. A. TowN TEAM
Ethel Hall, f f, Mayo
Harriet Parker, f f, Oriole M'cIntire
Esther Pike, f jc, Lowell
Pearl Haley, f g, Douglas
Arline Sargent, f sc, Ballard
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g, Leona Mclntire
Ruth Ela, jc
Marcia Berry, sc
Leura Hill, g
Mildred Hill, sc
Evelyn Hall, g
Averill Harnden, sc
Mary M1cAllister, g
Ruth Peterson, g
Ruth Shaw, g
Ruth Mills, sc
Helen Pike, g
Points: F. A., Ethel Hall 9, Harriet
Town Team, Mayo 7, Oriole Mclntire 3.
Parker 2, Arline Sargent 9, Pearl Haley 2g
Kennett came down to play us and
carried home a victory of 50-25.
F. A. KENNETT
Ida Pratt, f fi Leavitt
Ethel Hall, sc, f f, Campbell
Arline Sargent, f f, LBBIRIIC
Esther Pike, sc f, Swett
Ruth Ela, jc jc, Northrope
Marcia Berry, sc sc, Coolidge
Evelyn Hall, g g, BI'aCk9f1
Mary McAllister, g E, Samphy
Leura Hill, g 8, Lord
Peterson, g f, Lorenz
Points F. A., Ida Pratt 4, Ethel Hall 14,
Arline Sargent 7, Kennett, Leavitt 24,
Campbell 1, LaBlanc 19, Swett 4, Lorenz 2.
We played our next game at Har-
rison With Bridgton Academy. The
game ended with a score of 22-14,
in favor of Bridgton.
F. A. BRIDGTON ACADEMY
Ethel Hall, f, Clement
Arline Sargent, f f, Ramsey
Esther Pike, f g, Brown
Ida Pratt, f jc, Town
Ruth Ela, jc sc, Callahan
Marcia Berry, sc g, Frank
Evelyn Hall, g g, Holt
Mary MiCAllister, g
Pauline Adams, g
Leura Hill, g
Points: F. A., Ethel Hall 8, Arline Sar-
gent 6g Bridgton Academy, Clement 22.
In March we went to Brownfield
to play our return game with Brown-
field High. They won again, 26-13.
F. A. Baowm-'nano ACADEMY
Ethel Hall, f g, Lane
Pratt, f g, Lord
Sargent, f jc, Rudd
Evelyn Hall, g sc, Marston
McAllister, g f, Hill
Ela, jc I, Wakefield
Leura Hill, g
Marcia Berry, sc
Pauline Adams, g
Points: F. A., Ethel Hall 11, Sargent 25
Brownfield High, Hill 5, Wakefield 21.
The last game of the season was
with Bridgton Academy and was
played on our own floor. This time
we gained the advantage and won,
with a score of 20-9.
F. A. ' BRIDGTON
Evelyn Hall, lg rf, Ramsey
Hill, rg Clements
Adams, T8 jc, Towne
Ela, jc sc, Callahan
Berry, sc rg, Holt
Arline Sargent, f lg, Brown
Ethel Hall, f lg, Frank
Ida Pratt, f
Ruth Shaw, g
Esther Pike, sc
Points: F. A., Arline Sargent 2, Ethel
Hall 17, Ida Pratt 13 Bridgton, Ramsey 2,
The following football schedule has been
arranged for 1925:
Oct. 3. Leavett Institute at Turner Ctr."
Oct. 10. Gorham High at Fryeburg." ,
Oct. 17 Brewster Academy at Wolfeboro.
Oct. 24. Norway High at Fryehurg.
Oct. 30. Bridgton Academy at N. Bridg-
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Nov. 6. Kennett High at Fryeburg.
Nov. 11. Bridgton at Fryeburg.
JOHN F. WESTON, Manager.
Captain, LEONARD BUZZELL, '25
Manager, J. MARINER THOMPSON, '25
LINEUP OF TEAM
L. E., Robert Littlefield
L. T., Donald McKeen
L. G., Carl Webster
C., Edgar Grover
R. G., Norman Blake
R. T., Noyce Shirley
R. E., Lyman Gray
Q. B., Stanley P. Quinn
R. H. B., Philip Webb
L. H. B., Myron Keefe
R. B., Capt., Leonard Buzzell
L. B., Hollis Farris
Q. B., Jack Bassett
SUMMARY OF SEASON
With eight F. men and several
other prospects, F. A. opened the
football season. The first three
games of the year were lost only
through lack of experience, then
Fryeburg rounded into the strongest
team in this section of the state. F.
A. was the first team to score against
the strong Westbrook High School.
Fryeburg now turned from its losing
streak and won over such teams as
Bridgton High School, Bridgton
Academy and Kennett High School.
Much credit should be given to Mr.
LaCasce who coached the team.
Norway 7 Fryeburg Academy 6
The first game of the season was
played at Norway, resulting in the
first defeat of the year by a lone
score, 7-6. Both teams showed lack
of experience but played hard to win.
Brewster Academy 6 Fryeburg A. 0
On the following Saturday Brew-
ster won from F. A. 6-0 at Wolfebore
in one of the hardest fought games of
the year. Brewster Academy, by a
spurt of speed scored the lone touch-
down in the third quarter and this
was sufficient to win the game.
Westbrook High 26 Fryeburg A. 2
On October 18 the Academy foot-
ball team Iield was a scene of a battle
between the local boys and W. H. S.
The visiting team came to Fryeburg
with the enviable record of an un-
crossed goal line and a win over
Portland High School, but the F. A.
team made up in fight what they
lacked in brawn and experience and
although they lost by the one sided
score of 26-2 the Academy support-
ers may be well proud of the battle
they put up. The outstanding star
of the game was McLellan of West-
brook. He alone was able to make
long gains. Twice he scored on runs
of thirty and fourty yards. For F.
A. Mike Keefe flashed good gains
around the ends and Capt. Buzzell
ploughed through center for five or
more yards almost at will. Frye-
burg's elongated end, Sam Gray, also
had a great day, both -defensive and
offensive. His ability at bringing
down long passes kept the W. H. S.
The Academy Bell 39
back worried. Bob Littlefield's tack-
ling was another outstanding feature.
Fryeburg A. 12 Bridgton High 7
Bridgton High School proved to be
the first victim of F. A. 12-7 in a
fast battle. The game was featured
by long runs by both teams, only two
of which resulted in scores. The
Fryeburg line was crippled by the
loss of Norman Blake and Sam Gray
but Carl Webster and Bobbie Moulton
filled their shoes in fine style. Frye-
burg's first score came as the result
of long gains around the ends by
Quinn and the line plunging of the
whole backfield. On the 25 yard
line a pass went to Moulton and he
was downed on the three yard line.
This was one of the features of the
game and on the next play Capt.
Buzzell went through for the first
touchdown. A couple of minutes
later Bridgton, not to be outdone,
threw a forward to the right end who
ran seventy yards for a touchdown.
They also kicked the goal. In the
second quarter Keefe broke through
the line and raced away sixty yards
to Bridgton's eight yard line, but
Fryeburg could not put across the
score. Early in the second half
"Stan" Quinn won the game for the
Academy when he intercepted one of
Bridgton's passes and dodged
through a broken field sixty-five
yards to Bridgton High School's
seven yard line. Keefe went for the
touchdown now making the score
12-7. The remainder of the game
was even throughout, both sides
threatening, but neither could score.
Fryeburg A. 19 Kennett High 6
On Friday F. A. continued its win-
ning streak by rolling up a score of
19 to 6 against her rival from across
the border. Both teams showed a
strong offense and a poor defense but
after the first quarter when Kennett
made her touchdown, the visiting
team had no trouble holding its op-
ponents for downs. Early in the first
quarter "Mike" Keefe put across the
first score and a little later Capt.
Buzzell went around the left end for
another touchdown after a fifteen
yard run. The third touchdown was
negotiated by "Phil" Webb after a
series of gains from midfield. Keefe
kicked the goal. The whole team
showed a marked improvement over
previous performances. The line
opened up gaping holes for the backs
and time after time they ran un-
touched to the secondary defense.
On defense "Mike" Shirley and "Jed-
die" Grover were towers of strength.
The return of "Sam" Gray also
strengthened the team.
Fryeburg A. 15 Bridgton A. 0
On November 8 we finished our
season with a win over Bridgton
Academy 15-0. Bridgton, before the
game, was considered one of the best
teams in this section of the state but
was outclassed by F. A. in all depart-
ments of the game.
So far this year we have gladly
put the following schools on our ex-
change list for this issue of the
Westfield High School, Westfield,
Sullivan High School, Berwick, Me.
Lisbon High School, Lisbon, Me.
Lisburg High School, Vineyard
Madison High School, Madison, N.
Woodsville High School, Woods-
ville, N. H.
South Paris High School, South
Canton High School, Canton, Me.
Berlin High School, Berlin, N. H.
Oak Grove Seminary, Vassalboro,
Hartland Academy, Hartland, Me.
Leavitt Institute, Turner Center,
Parsonsfield Seminary, Parsons
Howland High School, Howland
Porter High School, Kezar Falls
Kennett High School, Conway, N
Standish High School, Standish
Potter Academy, Sebago, Maine.
Camden High School, Camden, Me
Bean Memorial High School
Buckfield High School, Buckfield
Bridgton Academy, North Bridg-
Berwick Academy, Berwick, Me.
We also received and wish to ex-
press our thanks for the weekly is
sues of the "The Bowdoin Orient,'
and the "Maine Campus."
BOYS' BASEBALL TEAM '24
Teacher: "Webb, what are you
looking at ?"
Webb: "Not much of anything."
Teacher: "Well, don't look at it
In English II
Mr. Stack: "Which comes first,
Mary, 1719 or 1729?"
Mary: lbrilliantlyj "1729,"
Heard in Algebra I
Ruth Shaw: "Buzzell, what have
you in your mouth?
Ruth: "Please put it in the waste
Buzzell: "I said, my tongue."
Ruth: "Oh! I thought that you
Imagine Don McKeen without
Florence and with his bookkeeping
done up to date.
G. Whitaker: "How far are you
from the correct answer?"
D. McKeen: "Two seats."
Miss Farris: "I wonder why Mr.
Page keeps so many horses."
Leura Hill: "Well, you see, Miss
Farris, he has so much hay that he
has to have some way of getting rid
Miss Farris Cin Eng. 41: "Give
principal parts of verb "heat."
Lyman Gray: "Heat, heated, het."
Teacher: "Fools can ask questions
that Wise men can't answer."
Pupil: "That is why so many of us
flunk our examinations."
Mr. Stack to Lyman Gray: "Spell
Be it ever so humble there is no
face like your own.
Said Mr. Jones, "I fail to see
Why mighty nations wish to fight:
Oh, why should people disagree?
It isn't right."
Said Mr. Smith, "Exactly so,
And any man with half a brain, -
Should see that war brings only woe,
And grievous pain."
"Ah, well," said Jones, "It sure does seem
As if our team would lose this year.
The Bridgton or the Kennett team
Will win, I fear.'
Said Mr. Smith, "You're very wrong,
Your argument is quite absurd,"
And soon they used some language strong,
And oaths were heard.
Then Jones hit Smith upon the cheek,
And Smith hit Jones and drew the gore,
They fought 'till both lay bruised and weak,
Upon the floor.
Like Jones and Smith I fail to see,
Why mighty nations wish to fight,
Oh, why do people disagree?
It isn't right.
Rosmvr Lrr'ru:rn:Ln, '28.
The Academy Bell 43
Favorite Occupations of the Seniors
Margurite Plummer-Looking for
Arline Sargent-Hunting for King
Leah Ridlon-Going to Seafveyl.
Arline Webster-Looking for a
Ida Pratt-Looking out the train
window to see if Chester is on the
Martha Irish-Teaching Commer-
cial subjects in F. A.
Emma Marston-Learning to 'be
a "Potter's" wife.
Ruth Gaffner-Learning to play
the drums in "Jordan's" orchestra.
Elizabeth Head-Growing taller.
Chester Keefe-Reading about Mt.
Lyman Gray-Learning to remove
the "bracketts" around the problems
Clifford Hill-Talking with the
Mariner Thompson-Looking into
the eyes of the "Mary-Y" fgoldl.
Roger Ballard-Studying English.
Noyce Shirley-Learning to be a
Robert Moulton-Divng for
Carl Webster-Being a darky.
Edgar Grover-Using a "Thomp-
Joke Editor: "You sit on every
joke I write."
Mrs. Hasty: "Well I wouldn't if
there was a point to them."
Arline Webster: "What is the
charge for music lessons ?"
Mr. Hurd: "Three dollars for the
first lesson and two dollars for the
Arline: "All right I'll be back the
Leonard Buzzell-Delivering ora- Beatrice HaleY
tions about athletics.
Mr. Lovell Cin Physicslz "Grover
what is a molecule?"
Grover: "I don't know sir, I never
44 The Academy Bell
R. Ballard-"The Trail of the
R. Gaffner-"I Want to Be Loved
Like a Baby."
M. Irish-"He's Mine, all Mine."
C. Keefe-"I ain't got Nobody to
Make a Fuss over Me."
C. Hill: "Mary."
L. Buzzell--"Way Down on the
M. Plummer--"Oh! Pal of Mine."
L. Ridlon-"I'm in Love with
E. Head-"I Guess I'll Never Grow
L. Gray-" 'Aint Love Grand."
I. Pratt-"Old New Hampshire
Hills" land Rogerj.
A. Webster-"Me and My Boy
C. Webster-"Way Down South."
M. Thompson-"0h! What a Pal
R. Moulton-"The Rosary."
CThere's only one Pearl for mei.
J. Grover-"Over the River."
N. Shirley-"All Alone."
A. Sargent-"Charlie My Boy."
In French II
Jean s'approcha de Bettina, la prit
dans ses bras et posa sur son front
un premier baiser.
Delbert Bosworth ftranslatingj :
John approached Bettina, took her be-
tween his hands and placed a first
kiss on her front.
Right: John approached Bettina,
took her in his arms and placed on
her forehead a first kiss.
Can you imagine?
Arlene not singng.
Guy not chewing gum.
Don McKeen not fooling.
Sam Gray not Whispering.
Pete Shaw playing baseball.
Sarah Stearns not dancing.
Mary McAllister sitting still.
Pauline Adams talking loud.
We wonder why?
Quinn stays in the Senior room.
McKeen takes typewriting.
We wonder why?
Quinn would like to be a Senior.
Brew would like to be a Junor.
Barny would like to be a Sopho-
Davis would like to be a Fresh-
Sam would like to go to Kennett
Arline would like to go to Bridgton
Bob Littlefield would like to go to
Hollis is so Friendly with Jeddy.
Vera walks upstreet every night.
Why Shirley Gaffner likes "Sun-
Martha likes North Fryeburg.
Andrews stays in Stack's room the
Among the rugged hills of Maine
A red brick building standsg
Its name is known around the world
In many foreign lands.
Many a year has rolled around
Since Daniel Webster taught
The boys and girls of long ago,
And trained their acts and thought.
And many men of high renown
Have graduated here,
And higher yet the standard grows
With every passing year.
But new ones enter every fall
To take the others's place,
Who go away to carry on
Good work among our race.
Among the rugged hills of Maine
Where does this building stand,
Chester KeeFe h
Whose name is known around the world LYman Gray
In many a foreign land?
It's Fryeburg Academy that I man-
This building of great renown,
That nestles snugly among the hills
In good old Fryeburg town!
'27, LEah Ridlon
RUTH GAFFNER., "Pip"
Prize Speaking 12, 313 Bell Board 1413
Senior Drama 1413 Sophomore Play 1213
Hiking 1413 County Prize Speaking Con-
"Silence is golden."
LYMAN S. GRAY, "Sam" .
Class Basketball 1113 Football 12, 3, 413
Baseball 12, 3, 413 Basketball 12, 3, 413
Captain Football 1313 Captain Basketball
1413 Bell Board 1413 Class Part, Gift to
"My next desire is, void of care and strife,
To lead a soft, secure, and restful life."
MARGUERITE PLUMMER, "Marge"
Entered F. A. Sept. 1924 from Evander
Childs High School, New York City.
"They can who think they can."
LEONARD BUZZELL, "Len"
Varity Football 12, 3, 413 Track Team
1213 Manager Football 1313 Latin Prize
1313 Basketball 1313 Student Council 1413
Senior Drama 1413 Captain Football 1413
Mandolin Club 141.
"Broad in the shoulders, deep-chested,
With muscles and sinews of iron."
Improvement Prize 121.
"Within her tender eye
The heaven of April, with its chang7ng
CHESTER KEEFE, "Chet"
School Orchestra 1215 Senior Drama
1415 Typewriting Contest 141g Class Part,
"Happy am Ig from care I am free!
Why aren't they all contended like me?"
Opera of La Banyader.
ARLINE SARGENT, "Rig"
Basketball 11, 2, 3, 41, Secretary of
Girls' A. A. 12, 3, 41.
"Always cheerful, always happy,
With a smile that's hard to beat."
NOYCE SHIRLEY, "Mike"
Football 141: Senior Drama 141g Base-
ball 1415 Class Part, History.
"Men of few words are'the best men."
ARLENE WEBSTER, "TI'iXy"
Class Treasurer, Musical Recital 1113
Student Council 1415 Senior Drama 1415
Hiking 1413 Class Part, Gifts to Boys.
"The blithest bird upon the bush
Had ne'er a lighter heart than she."
CLIFFORD HILL, "Kip"
Class Basketball 1113 Varsity Basket-
ball 12, 3, 41g Varsity Baseball 1313 School
Orchestra 11, 21g Bell Board 13, 419 Man-
ager of Basketball 1413 Business Manager
of Senior Drama 141.
"And when a 1ady's in the case,
You know all other things give place."
ELIZABETH HEAD, "Libby"
Drama 11, 315 Music Recital 111.
"Mindful not of herself"
CARL WEBSTER, "Daniel"
Football 1413 Senior Drama 141: Man-
dolin Club 141.
"I dare do all that may become a man
Who dare do more is none."
LEAH M. RIDLON, "Biddy"
"Certainly she's tall and slight,
Certainly a weight quite light,
Certainly I do admire
This tall, straight dame, or her attire."
ROBERT MOULTON, "Bob"
Prize Speaking 1215 French Drama 1315
Student Council 13, 415 Varsity Football
13, 415 Manager Baseball 1415 President
cf A. A. 1415 Class Presidentg Latin Prize
1115 Class Part, Salutatory.
"He was a valiant youth, and his face, like
the face of the morning,
Gladdened the earth with its light, and
ripened thought into action."
F. A. Weekly Staff 1315 Prize Speaking
1215 Bell Board 1315 Senior Drama 1415
Hiking 1415 Class Part, Valedictoryg Type-
writing Contest 141.
"There is nothing so kindly as kindness."
J. MARINER THOMPSON. "Barney"
Vice President of Class, Manager of
Football 1415 Secretary and Treasurer of
A. A. 1415 French Play 12, 315 Class
Basketball 12, 315 Bell Board 1215 Latin
Prize 1215 Student Council 12, 3, 415 Se-
nior Drama 1415 Class Part, Prophecy.
"In the spring a young man's fancy
Lightly turns to love."
EDGAR GROVER, "Jeddie"
General Improvement Prize 1115 Track
1213 Winter Sports 1213 Football 12, 3, 413
Class Basketball 12, 313 Varsity Basketball
1415 Assistant Manager Basketball 1313
Senior Drama 1415 Baseball 141.
"He knew what's what,
And that is as high
As Metaphysics wit can ply."
IDA PRATT, "Imp"
Entered F. A. Sept. 19225 Music Recital
121 3 Basketball 12, 3, 41 5 Manager Basket-
ball 13, 41g Student Council 13, 413 F. A.
Weekly Staff 1313 Bell Board 1315 Editor
of Academy Bell 1415 Hiking 141, Type-
writing Contest141g Mandolin Club 1415
Class Part, Oration.
"Never idle a moment,- but thrifty and
thoughtful of others."
ROGER BALLARD, "Bob"
Baseball 12, 3, 415 Captain Baseball 1413
Basketball 13, 41. .
"Ye are sae grave, nae doubt ye're wise.
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