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TEAIVI The Academ Bell Vol. 36 FRYEBURG, MAINE, JUNE 1925 No. 1 Editor-in-Chief Assistant Editor IDA PRATT, '25 EVELYN HALL, '26 Athletics LYMAN GRAY, '25 ETHEL HALL, '26 Exchanges Alumni ESTHER BAKER, '27 DOROTHY HALEY, '26 Jokes RUTH GAFFNER, '25 STANLEY QUINN, '27 ROBERT DAVIS, '26 LEON BALLARD, '28 Art CLIFFORD HILL, '25 Business Manager Assistant DELBERT BOSWORTH, '26 ROBERT LITTLEFIELD, '28 Faculty Advisers MR. STACK MRS. HASTY MISS COBURN CONTENTS Dedication 3 Bell Board 5 Editorials 6 Literary Department: The Anniversary of Lovewell's Fight 7 The Forests 9 It Takes a Man to be Brave 10 Aquania 12 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 Recollections 23 The Lost Faith 23 Alumni Notes 24 School Notes 28 Athletics 30 Exchanges 40 jokes 42 Class Statistics 46 Advertisements 51 Editorials 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 paper. This is not mainly a Senior issue but a paper to which all the classes have contributed. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF. 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- ern pine. 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 guests. 7 Literary Department a. THE ANNIVERSARY 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 his King, He and his valiant soldiers did range the woods full wide, And hardships they endured to quell the Indian's pride. 'Twas nigh unto Pequawket on the eighth day of May, They spied a rebel Indian, soon after .break of dayg He on a bank was walking,-upon a neck of land, Which leads into a pond as we're made to understand." The event mentioned in this poem was the beginning of that memor- able battle which has made our pond famous. 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 8 The Academy Bell 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- The Academy Bell 9 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 stars. 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." RUTH GAFFNER. OUR FORESTS 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 from happening. 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. 10 The Acaclemy Bell 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 and evaporation. 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 BRAVE "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- ber-door. "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 The Academy Bell ll 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- in reach. "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 few centuries." 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 here-" 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 head. ' 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. 12 The Academy Bell "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- cape!" 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 his legs. 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. AQUANIA 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 lovemaking. 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- The Academy Bell 13 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 Morpheus." 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 ruins. AVERIL HARNDEN. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AIRPLANE 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 l4 The Academy Bell 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 uncommon. 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 The Academy Bell 15 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 world. 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 birds. "What," thought I, "could be more perfect than this masterpiece of Na- ture ?" RUTH SHAW, '26, BRILLIAN TOWN 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 INTERIOR OF GYMNASIUM The Academy Bell 17 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- 18 The Academy Bell 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- TION 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- ute." Q 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 Tlme Academy Bell' 19 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- lying around 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, wasn't it?" "Right, Now if I removed this eyebrow from my upper lip, I could pass for you all right, at least where .,4--'- 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 thoughtin "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 .-.ww-N-M ni 20 The Academy Bell 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 your trunk?" "It will arrive soon I think. Ah! There it is now," he answered, as an express truck stopped in front of the house. 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 fancy. "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 trips. "Have a good time, Dick?" asked Tom. "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 she is." "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 The Academy Bell 21 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 evergreen trees. "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 their name. 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 found. 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 wrote: "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 purplish pink. "Rhcdore: If the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear, if eyes were made for seeing, 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 3 92 The Academy Bell 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 as snow. 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 England 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 grow. But you must have hope, and you must have faith, You must love and be strong and so, If you work, if you wait you will find the place, 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 home. "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." ARLENE WEBSTER, 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 '25. 1 The Academy Bell 23 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 the boat. 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- ship. LEON BALLARD, '28. RECOLLECTIONS 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, Alumni Notes -1882- Alice Evans has been enjoying the winter with friends at Palm Beach, Florida. 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. A -1885- ' Mary Weston Post has been spend- ing the Winter with her sister at Orange, N. J. -1888- 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. -1896- Clara Tarbox is living at Frye- burg, Maine. Clara E. Page spent the winter with friends in Daytona, Florida. -1899- Mrs. Bertha Simpson is living at Fryeburg, Maine. -1891- George Haley is professor of Bi- f-'cvx ology in Jesuit College, San Francis- co, California. -1892- Mr. and Mrs. Hodsdon are living in Ossipee. Mary Woodard is living in East Conway. 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 winter. ' 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 -1903- 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 the winter. winter. Evelyn Thompson is teaching in one of the high schools at Washing- ton, D. C. -1905- Mrs. Erwin Giles Knee Kate Towlej, is living at Brownfield. Mrs. Fred Poor Knee Maggie Keefel, is working in Portland. Tha Academy Bell 25 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. -1908- Ernest E. Weeks, principal 1913- 19, is at home in Parsonsfield. Mr. Ellis McKeen is principal of Kennett High school. -1911- Hester Eastman is teaching in Au- lrvrn, Maine. -1912- Mrs. Walter Barker KLela Shir- leyj, is at Farmington, Maine. Ralph Pitman is living at North Fryeburg. 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- field. Mrs. Molly Goodwin Knee Molly Hutchinsj, is living at Augusta, Maine. Mrs. Everett Shaw KGertrude Me- sorvel, is in New York. Edna Chase is a nurse in New York City. -1914- James E. Vance is a physician in Boston. Clifton Hill is living in Fryeburg, Maine. Mrs. John Kerr Knee Bertha War- renj, is living in Fryeburg, Maine. John Kerr is a barber in Frye- burg, Maine. Gertrude Mansfield is teaching in Amesbury, Mass. 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- cut. Herbert Hurd is professor of mu- sic at Fryeburg Academy. Fred Kimball is married and lives in Lovell, Maine. Nellie Webster is teaching in Stanford, Conn. -1916- 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- ington, Maine. Raymond Irish is at home in East Conway. Mrs. Perceivale Kenerson Knee Aroline Jewettj, ,is at Fryeburg, Maine. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Shirley are living in East Conway. -1917- Paul Marston is married and is principal of Potter Academy. -1918- Lyman Ela is working at the Fryeburg post office. George Webster is in Cambridge, Mass. -1919- Ben and Monte Blake are living in Brownfield. X Maude Haley is at Fryeburg, Maine. Mrs. Wendell McAllister Knee Hel- en Haleyl, is living in Lovell. ."" B Q' 26 The Academy Bell Hazel Moody attended Gordon Bible School last year and is now in Jackson. -1920- 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. -1921- Harold Eastman graduates from Bowdoin college this year. John Farrington is fat home in Lovell. A Harry Eastman is employed at Eastman 8z Sons. Mrs. Merton Bell Knee May Charlesl, is living at Fryeburg Cen- ter. -1922- Mrs. Roy Abbott Knee Geraldine Masonl, is living at Fryeburg. Mrs. Earle Shirley Knee Ethel Websterj, is living at East Conway. -1923- Alice Ballard is stenographer for Asa Pike. Forrest and Wallace Blake are at Brownfield, Maine. Dorothy Bragdon is bookkeeping in the American Woolen Co., And- over. Percy Burnell is working at the U. S. Trust Co. in Fryeburg. James Buzzell is at home in Frye- burg Center. Mrs. Harold Thurston Knee Ida Charlesj , is living in Chatham, N. H. Wright Cousins is at Portland University. Kenneth Davis is at Jackson, N. H. Mary Eastman is at home in Frye- burg, Maine. 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- lege. Esther Haley is at home in Frye- burg, Maine. Charles Harmon is at home in Lovell. 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- ell. Marguerite Marston is at the U. of M. Wendall Ridlon is at West Bald- win. Gladys Stevens is attending Gor- ham Normal School. Lillian Swan is attending Bates College. Margaret Wadsworth is teaching at Hiram. Floyd Warren is at Business Col- lege. ' Olive Ballard is working in Port- land, Maine. 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 East Conway. Clarence Haley is working. in Fryeburg, Maine. The Acaclemy Bell 27 LaForrest Horton is working in Portland. Eldred Littlefield is in Conway Center. Mrs. Caroll McAllister Knee Eula Lordj, is living at Fryeburg Har- bor. Alice Marston is at Portland. Harry McKeen is at West Frye- burg. -1924- Earle Adams is at home in Oak- field, Maine. Esther Allard has graduated from Z1 Business School in Portland. Ernest Blake is in Brownfield, Maine. Doris Bragdon is at Fryeburg, Maine, for the summer. Shirley Benson is at home, in Fryeburg Harbor. Katherine Bailey is working in an oilice in Portland. Kathleen Douglas is working at the Argue Not Inn. Lawrence Gray is in Fryeburg, Maine. 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- burg, Maine. Vera Lombard is at Gray's Busi- ness College, Portland. Edward. Leadbeater is at Bowdoin College. Joel Leadbeater is in Alexandria, Virginia. Oriole Mclntire is working at the Frye House. 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- bron Academy. Charles Thurston is at his home in North Fryeburg. Paul Wadsworth is at home in Hiram, Maine. School N ores MUSIGALE 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 Academy. FRESHMAN SOCIAL 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 fun. making. "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. LISZT RECITAL 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. SENIOR DRAMA 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 The Academy Bell 99 American Beauty roses to Miss Far- ris in appreciation for the time she gave to the coaching of the drama. CHAPEL SPEAKERS 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. VESPER SERVICE 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 Doxology Opening Sentence Responsive Service, "The Ten Command- ments,"- Minister and Gallery Choir Prayer Response, "Integer Vitae," Chancel Choir 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 Chancel Choir 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" Benediction ' 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 Grammar School 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 p. m. May 7 Reading of Essays on Music Aby Grammar School Students, 11.00 a. m. 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. Athletics BASKETBALL 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 SUBSTITUTES Roger D. Ballard, right forward Donald Wakefield, left forward Edgar Grover, guard Weston, Thompson, Blake, and Webb also played in one or more games. 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 65-19. Games won, 11. Games lost, 2. High point men: S. Gray, 144, M. 126g C. Hill, 101. Alumni team was our first Keefe, The victim in a rough game, 20-17. Both showed lack of practice and teams the game was even throughout. C. Gray played well for the Alumni. The summary: ACADEMY 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 Ballard, rg 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: Ela 1. 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. The summary: 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 Ki 9? 19' P fi? , ish F ..4- BOYS' BASKET BALL TEAM 32 The Academy Bell first defeat of the season, 25-20. The summary: 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 losers. The summary: 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 Wakefield, 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. The summary: ACADEMY BARTLETT 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 Team. ' The summary: 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 rf, Parker Goals from fioor: Hill 7, Ballard 2, S. Gray 6, Lovell 1, Potter 1, Sargent 2. Goals from fouls: Lovell 1, Potter 1, Quinn 1. 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. The summary: 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 3, Jiles. -- .. 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 The summary: 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 to play. The summary: 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 Blake, 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 credit. The summary: 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 Weston, lg 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. The summary: 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 Quinn, rg 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, Hutchins. 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. The summary: 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 lg, McLellan 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. The summary: 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, Parmell 1. GIRLS' BASKETBALL 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 not completed. 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. The summary: 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 Dairs 14. Perkin 81 Pendexter Frgehurg, Maine Lincoln, Ford, Forcison Sales and Service Pennsylvania Vacuum Cup Tires and Tubes Complete Stock of Genuine Ford Parts Expert Service The Academy Bell 35 Our next game, with Brownfield High, was also in our own gym. Again we were defeated, with a score of 29-14. The summary: 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 58-13. The summary: F. A. KENNETT Ethel Hall, f f, Leavitt Ida Pratt, f f, LaBlanc Marcia Berry, sc Arline Sargent, f sc, N orthrope sc, Coolidge Ruth Ela, jc g, Bracket Evelyn Hall, g g, Samphy Mary McAllister, ' f, Lorenz Paulin Adams, g g, Lord Esther Pike, f f, Campbell f, Swettt 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 basketball team. and won, 22-10. The summary: 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 .T.LDD 0. Druggisis Boots and Shoes Mens Furnishings Automobile Supplies Sporting Goods Pure Drugs, Medicines Drug Sundries Toilet Articles Stationery Agents for Apollo Chocolates All Prescriptions Compounded . T Ladd Co., Fryeburg, Maine 36 The Academy Bell g, Leona Mclntire sc, Pendexter 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. The summary: 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. The summary: 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. The summary: 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. The summary: 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 McAllister, g Peterson, g Esther Pike, sc Points: F. A., Arline Sargent 2, Ethel Hall 17, Ida Pratt 13 Bridgton, Ramsey 2, Clements 7. FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 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- ton. iz- ' 4 j'y:f'.,j x .,. . r - , , 1 V, , 'rl ' 1, , V'-.I '1 7 3 " 5' R : K: -v k , IP 1 ' v' ' w . 4, . 38 The Academy Bell Nov. 6. Kennett High at Fryeburg. Nov. 11. Bridgton at Fryeburg. "Pending, JOHN F. WESTON, Manager. FOOTBALL, 1924 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 SUBSTITUTES L. B., Hollis Farris Q. B., Jack Bassett Robert Moulton 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. End, 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. , Exchanges So far this year we have gladly put the following schools on our ex- change list for this issue of the Academy Bell: Westfield High School, Westfield, Mass. Sullivan High School, Berwick, Me. Lisbon High School, Lisbon, Me. Lisburg High School, Vineyard Haven, Mass. Madison High School, Madison, N. H. Woodsville High School, Woods- ville, N. H. South Paris High School, South Paris, Maine. Canton High School, Canton, Me. Berlin High School, Berlin, N. H. Oak Grove Seminary, Vassalboro, Maine. Hartland Academy, Hartland, Me. Leavitt Institute, Turner Center, Maine. Parsonsfield Seminary, Parsons field, Maine. Howland High School, Howland Maine. V Porter High School, Kezar Falls Maine. Kennett High School, Conway, N H. Standish High School, Standish Maine. Potter Academy, Sebago, Maine. Camden High School, Camden, Me Bean Memorial High School Brownfield, Maine. Buckfield High School, Buckfield Maine. Bridgton Academy, North Bridg- ton, Maine. 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." I BOYS' BASEBALL TEAM '24 Jokes Teacher: "Webb, what are you looking at ?" Webb: "Not much of anything." Teacher: "Well, don't look at it any more." 1.1.1. In English II Mr. Stack: "Which comes first, Mary, 1719 or 1729?" Mary: lbrilliantlyj "1729," ..-.1- Heard in Algebra I Ruth Shaw: "Buzzell, what have you in your mouth? Buzzell: "Tongue!" Ruth: "Please put it in the waste basket." Buzzell: "I said, my tongue." Ruth: "Oh! I thought that you said gum." 77 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 of it." 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 chauffeur." Sam: "S-H-O-F-E-R." Be it ever so humble there is no face like your own. iii WHY 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. nu..-H . The Academy Bell 43 Favorite Occupations of the Seniors Margurite Plummer-Looking for a Stanfdl. Arline Sargent-Hunting for King "Charles" crown. Leah Ridlon-Going to Seafveyl. Arline Webster-Looking for a Cblackl "Smith," Ida Pratt-Looking out the train window to see if Chester is on the platform. 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. "1da." Lyman Gray-Learning to remove the "bracketts" around the problems in Algebra. Clifford Hill-Talking with the fy! "eastman." Mariner Thompson-Looking into the eyes of the "Mary-Y" fgoldl. Roger Ballard-Studying English. Noyce Shirley-Learning to be a politician. Robert Moulton-Divng for "Pearls," Carl Webster-Being a darky. Edgar Grover-Using a "Thomp- son" typewriter. 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 second week." Arline: "All right I'll be back the third week." HeleN Pike Phillp Ela FloreNce Bryant LucilE Ballard Mary Turcott BeatricE Thompson MildrEd Hill StaNley Quinn Leura Hill RUth Ela JohN Weston Averil HanDon PeaRl Haley Marcia BErry GorDon Hurd Ruth PeTerson William Walker EsthEr Baker Vera HaNscornb Theodore PoTtle 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 saw one." CharleS Hill Philip Ela Mary GroVer Philip WEbb RoNald Shaw -fm., 44 The Academy Bell R. Ballard-"The Trail of the Lonesome Pine." 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 Farm." M. Plummer--"Oh! Pal of Mine." L. Ridlon-"I'm in Love with Everyone." E. Head-"I Guess I'll Never Grow Up. L. Gray-" 'Aint Love Grand." I. Pratt-"Old New Hampshire Hills" land Rogerj. A. Webster-"Me and My Boy Friend." C. Webster-"Way Down South." M. Thompson-"0h! What a Pal was Mary." 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." ?7 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. ELIZABETH HEAD. We wonder why? Quinn would like to be a Senior. Brew would like to be a Junor. Barny would like to be a Sopho- more. Davis would like to be a Fresh- man. Sam would like to go to Kennett High. Arline would like to go to Bridgton Academy. Bob Littlefield would like to go to Grammar School. Hollis is so Friendly with Jeddy. Vera walks upstreet every night. Why Shirley Gaffner likes "Sun- shine." Martha likes North Fryeburg. Andrews stays in Stack's room the last Period. The FRYEBURG ACADEMY 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, Academy Bell Chester KeeFe h MArguerite Plumber NoyCe Shirley Leonard Buzzell Arline Webster Arline Sargent Martha IriSh Robert M0ulton Ruth GafFner Emma MarsTon Carl Webster RogEr Ballard MariNer Thompson Ida PraTt 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! 7 AVERIL HARNDEN, CliFford Hill Ellzabeth Head Edgar GroVer '27, LEah Ridlon ,.,, CLASS STATISTICS RUTH GAFFNER., "Pip" General Course Prize Speaking 12, 313 Bell Board 1413 Senior Drama 1413 Sophomore Play 1213 Hiking 1413 County Prize Speaking Con- test 141. "Silence is golden." LYMAN S. GRAY, "Sam" . College Course 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 Girls. "My next desire is, void of care and strife, To lead a soft, secure, and restful life." Dryden. MARGUERITE PLUMMER, "Marge" College Course Entered F. A. Sept. 1924 from Evander Childs High School, New York City. "They can who think they can." Virgil. LEONARD BUZZELL, "Len" General Course 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." Long fellow. EMMA MARSTON General Course Improvement Prize 121. "Within her tender eye The heaven of April, with its chang7ng light." Longfellow. CHESTER KEEFE, "Chet" Commercil Course School Orchestra 1215 Senior Drama 1415 Typewriting Contest 141g Class Part, Class Will. "Happy am Ig from care I am free! Why aren't they all contended like me?" Opera of La Banyader. ARLINE SARGENT, "Rig" College Course 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." Emerson. NOYCE SHIRLEY, "Mike" College Course Football 141: Senior Drama 141g Base- ball 1415 Class Part, History. "Men of few words are'the best men." Shakespeare. ARLENE WEBSTER, "TI'iXy" General Course 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" College Course 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." Gay. ELIZABETH HEAD, "Libby" General Course Drama 11, 315 Music Recital 111. "Mindful not of herself" CARL WEBSTER, "Daniel" General Course Football 1413 Senior Drama 141: Man- dolin Club 141. "I dare do all that may become a man Who dare do more is none." Shakespeare ,N- LEAH M. RIDLON, "Biddy" Commercial Course Hiking 141. "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" College Course 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." Longfellow. MARTHA IRISH Commercial Course 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." Cary. J. MARINER THOMPSON. "Barney" College Course 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." Tevzmyson. EDGAR GROVER, "Jeddie" General Course 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." Me-ta. IDA PRATT, "Imp" Commercial Course 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." Long fellow. ROGER BALLARD, "Bob" General Course Baseball 12, 3, 415 Captain Baseball 1413 Basketball 13, 41. . "Ye are sae grave, nae doubt ye're wise. FRYEBURG ACADEMY A Co-educational School Founded in 1794 Courses Offered: College, General, Nlusic, Commercial Nlecllunic Arfs. For terms, address E. O. LCICASCE, Frgeburg, Maine. "T HE SPORTING GOODS STORE " Base Ball Knickers Camp Equipment Tennis Goods Sport Hose Bathing Outfits Track Outfiits Sport Sweaters Canoe Accessories Golf Supplies Riding Pants Coaster Wagons Striking Bags Puttee Leggings Toy Autos Headquarters for School Athletic Equipment We Outfit Fryeburg Academy Write Us for Catalogue The James Bailey Company 264 Middle Street Portland, Maine Compliments of FR YEBURG FRUIT COMPANY JOSEPH SOLARL Proprietor FR YEBURG, MAINE H. A. D. H URD Teacher of Piano, Organ, Harmony, Appreciation FR YEBURG ACADEMY ,lil-1 Supervisor of Music in Public Schools Organist First Congregational Church FR YEB URG, MAINE CONWAY Box COMPANY FRYEBURG. MAINE. OOD PRINTING and nothing else always at THE REPORTER OFFICE NORTH CONWAY, N. I-I. lllniteh Staten Grunt Qlnmpang Commercial Department Savings Department Safe Deposit Boxes ....nIlllllmm.... ......... Fryeburg, Maine C Complimenb of Class of 1925 Compliments of Class of 1926 Compliments of Class of' 1927 Compliments of Class of' 1928 PHILIP K. FRYE 76 Portland Street PORTLAND, MAINE. Specialties: Sclmool Work Groups, Large or Small Panorama Pictures Cameras, Films and Photographic Supplies. Action Pictures ' .A I-', . I An' --ui U . xx x x --. -.,,,,.., ..... ,i.,.r-. I , Cornplirnents of ASA O. PIKE Insurance Fryeburg, M aine Pay Less and Dress Better We are showing a very fine line Dr, E, C, Harris of Men's and Young Men's Suits, DENTIST Top Coats, Trousers, Sport Sweat- . ers and Shoes. A full line of F-gveiurio Mime Graduation Suits and Fumistmings. All ready for your inspection. Fryetnurg Clothing Co Fryeburg, Maine. Arthur Lougee, M. 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