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- Class of 1927
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Table of Contents
Dedication . . .
Social Notes .........
Literary Department ...............
The Early History of Fryeburg ....
Class of 1929 ................
An Ambition Realized ..........
The Legend of a Precious Stone ....
A Lesson .....................
Mr. Nutter and Mr. Sutter ....
The Rainy Day .........
The American Flag ....
Media Nocte .........
A Story a "Cooty" Told . . . .
Alumni Notes ....
Class Statistics . . .
Advertisements . . .
THE ACADEMY BELL
Vol. XXXVIII Fryeburg, Maine No. 1
ESTHER BAKER, '27
BROOKS EASTMAN, '27 ROBERT LITTLEFIELD, '28
LEURA HILL, '27 PHILIP WEBB, '27
BEATRICE THOMPSON, '27 PEARL HALEY, '27
AVERIL HARNDEN, '27 STANLEY QUINN, '27
ROBERT SMITH, '26
DONALD MCKEEN, '27 EMILY MULFORD, '29
RUTH MILLS, '28 ASA PIKE, JR., '30
Business Manager Assistant Business Manager
JOHN WESTON, '27 ESTHER PIKE, '28
MISS LOWE MISS COBURN
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This year as F. A. again joined the Bates Debating
League, we see that this department has become firmly es-
tablished in our curricula activities.
With four experienced students in line we were in
hopes of strong teams. This hope was further strength-
ened by good school spirit and a proportionally large squad.
Mr. LaCasce's choice of speakers, although it mystified some
of us for a time, turned out for the best. The negative
team was as follows: speakers---Mr. Robert S. Littlefield,
Mr. John F. Weston, and alternate, Miss Marcia Berry.
The afiirmative team remained practically the same with
Miss Averil Harnden and Brooks Eastman as speakers and
Mr. Stanley P. Quinn as alternate.
Those of the candidates who were chosen worked with
renewed vigor, and found that the question, "Resolved that
the United States should grant Independence to the Philip-
pines within a period of five years," was no simple one.
The negative side was put under the protection and
guidance of Mr. Anketell, while Mr. LaCasce in person
coached the affirmative debators. Thus managed, the two
teams worked up strong and convincing arguments-strong
and convincing to the minds of the coaches at least-.
On the evening of March 18th the two teams-the Neg-
ative at Fryeburg, and the Affirmative at N. Bridgton-met
their adversaries, and in one instance-at Fryeburg-con-
quered and the other was defeated.
In my opinion the Affirmative deserved victory, because
on the way over they were forced to give many hearty push-
es to aid their cause-Mister's Truck-along. Although the
Affirmative lost, we were somewhat consoled by the fact
that Brooks Eastman and Miss Averil Harnden were award-
ed first and second speakers respectively.
The members of the teams sincerely hope that in the
years to come F. A.'s team will be successful.
M. B. EASTMAN.
In the last year the Commercial Department has in-
creased almost twice its size. The Department is giving a
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three-year course in stenography, the last year being de-
voted to secretarial work and office practice. Practice is
given in writing of all commercial papers such as telegrams,
cablegrams, drafts, invoices, checks, notes, money-orders,
etc. The pupils learn to run a duplicating machine, adding
machine, , and calculator.
In 1926 in the State of Maine Contest, Miss Ethel Hall
won second place in shorthand. Her average in shorthand
was 98 2-3'A, and the highest was 99W. In typewriting
Miss Hall did 55 words a minute for 15 minutes. During
the year 1926-27 the following people received typewriting
Ethel Hall 1 71 Ethel Hall 72
Beatrice Thompson 60 Beatrice Thompson 54
Florence Bryant 40
Eleanor Bowie 33
Elizabeth Hill 30
Vera Hanscom 30
THE VALUE OF MATHEMATICS
Mathematics is the most useful part of the high school
course. It helps you to think quickly and accurately, and
is useful in every-day life.
Algebra is more practical than geometry. It can be
used to solve problems that seem impossible, and even the
simple problems which come up every day, can be solved
more quickly by algebra than by arithmetic.
Geometry, however, has its practical side also. Al-
though it seems like a drudge it teaches the brain to think in
an orderly manner, and teaches one to go about things in
Music, painting, sculpture, architecture, and science,
are all based on mathematics, which shows how much we
use it even if we are not aware of the fact.
CLYDE JOHNSON, '28.
The girls' gymnasium classes have been much more
successful this year than they were last. The work has
been very interesting, due to the apparatus which we have
been fortunate enough to have in our gymnasium. All the
girls in school have been divided into three separate classes
which meet regularly twice each week. Much credit is due
to our splendid instructor, Mrs. Howard. She has won the
hearts of all the girls, therefore getting wonderful co-
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It is a well known fact that the "study of music exalts
life." We of Fryeburg Academy are very fortunate in be-
ing able to have instruction in music under such an able
director as Mr. Herbert A. D. Hurd. Mr. Hurd has al-
ways worked solely for the interests of the Academy, and
deserves our sincere thanks for his untiring efforts.
Our music department has been greatly enlarged and
bettered during the last year, so that now, more than ever
before, we have every reason to be proud of our chorus, our
orchestra, and our piano classes. Noteworthy recitals and
concerts have already been held, and many more are even
now being planned. Elaborate preparations for the ob-
servance of National Music Week are under way at the pres-
ent time, and we hope to make as fine a showing as we did
Long live the music department of Fryeburg Academy!
On September 14th Fryeburg Academy opened its
doors once more With a large enrollment, the class of '27
losing only one member and gaining several.
The Juniors as is their usual custom conducted a
"freshman social" on Friday evening, October 15th in the
gymnasium. After stunts were performed by the "fresh-
men" the rest of the evening was enjoyed by playing games
and dancing. Afterward, refreshments were served.
REDPATH CHAUTAUQUA LYCEUM COURSE
The Lyceum Course consisted of four different enter-
tainments. The first was "The Bell Ringersf' second was
a lecture, "The Roots of Democracy" by Mr. Raymond B.
Talbertg third was a complete play also a musical prelude
presented by Mr. and Mrs. Glen Wells, and fourth was an
entertainment given by Miss Helen Wagner. All were well
attended and we hope to have the Lyceum Course again next
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BOWDOIN-MAINE FOOTBALL GAME
On Saturday, November sth, most of the faculty and
many of the students attended the Bowdoin-Maine game in
The Football Banquet was held this year November
12th, in the Congregational vestry. The vestry was deco-
rated with school banners and blue and white crepe paper,
the school colors. Promptly at six o'clock the orchestra
began playing school songs in which the whole school partic-
ipated with their ringing voices. The football boys were
seated at the head table which was very prettily decorated
with blue and white. The place cards were little navy pen-
nants with a gilt F on each. After the meat and salad
courses had been served, the waitresses brought on cake and
ice cream. A special cake was made by Mr. Peterson for
the football boys. This cake was made to represent a foot-
ball field, marked off in fancy icing. In the middle of the
field was a chocolate football which was reserved for Cap-
tain Webb. Directly after the banquet Mr. LaCasce acted
as toastmaster. Speeches were made by Captain Webb,
Quinn, Lucille Ballard, Buzzell, Osgood Pike, Jr., and Coach
Anketell. The football boys presented Mr. and Mrs. Peter-
son with a little token of esteem to which they both re-
sponded. At that time the party went to the gymnasium
and enjoyed dancing until 11.30, music by Jordan's Or-
On Monday evening, November 22, Mr. Hurd held at
his studio, the first of a series of "C0mposers' Evenings."
Averil Harnden read a paper on the life of J. S. Bach and
Eleanor Bowie and Leah Mclntire played several of his
At an assembly on November 19, Fryeburg Academy
was presented with a steel engraving, "Longfellow in His
Study at the Craigie House, Cambridge." The picture was
a gift of Mrs. Charles G. Rutter and has been hung in Gor-
Miss Ruth Mills made the top of one of the climbing ropes
in the gymnasium on November 22. She is the first girl to
accomplish this feat. The rope hangs from a point twenty-
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two feet above the gymuasium floor and extends to the
Fryeburg Academy entered the Bates Interscholastic
League again this year and the question for debate was:
Resolved: That within five years the United States should
grant independence to the Philippines.
The Fryeburg Academy Fair was held on December 16,
inside the gymnasium. In the afternoon there was a grand
midway, Freshman Circus, stunts, athletics, and other
attractions, which were enjoyed by all. The evening con-
sisted of a vaudeville, which was followed by dancing.
On Sunday, January 30, the Academy chorus and or-
chestra presented the cantata by Houlton "The King of
Christmas." The program was as follows:
Christmas Fantasie ................., Mullen-Hurd
"Golles Sohn ist kommen" . . . .. . Bach
"Wie schom lenchett ...... Bach
Cantata-"The King of Christmas" ............ Houlton
"Prepare ye the way" .................... Chorus
O'er the Silent Eastern Hills" Soprano and Alto Duet
Follow the Guiding Star" . .Soprano a.nd Alto Chorus
And There Were Shepherds" Soprano and Alto Chorus
The Song is Ringing Still" ............ Tenor Solo
"J oy to the World" ........................ Chorus
"Cradle Hymn" ........... Soprano Solo and Chorus
"Praise Ye the Lord" ...................... Chorus
"There is Room in my Heart" . .Soprano and Alto Duet
"Come and Worship" ..................... Chorus
A large crowd attended and a large silver offering was
taken up. Much credit goes to our director, Mr. H. A. D.
The chorus consisted of 60 voices accompanied by The
Academy String Orchestra of six violins, violin-cello, and
double bass. The soloists were Caroline Gannon, Soprano,
and Gordon Heard, Tenor.
On February 2, Leonhard Seppala of Nome, Alaska,
and Theodore Kingeak fan Eskimoj of Unalaklat, Alaska,
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visited Fryeburg Academy. They were going through
Fryeburg with dog teams from the races at Poland Springs,
and Mr. Seppala very kindly consented to talk to the stu-
dents. Mr. Seppala said that he had attended school six
weeks during his life, and that he was not a public speaker.
If a public speaker can be judged by the attention of his
audience, Mr. Seppala is a master at that, for one could
hear a pin drop any time for nearly two hours, when they
were not applauding or laughing. His talk was replete
with description, narrative, humor, and philosophy.
EXHIBITION or GYMNASIUM CLASSES
On Thursday evening, March 24, the gymnasium class-
es gave a public demonstration of their work. The pro-
gram was as follows:
Girls' Marching, Girls' Drill, Indian Clubs.
Boys' Mat Work, Girls' Folk Dancing, Relay Race,
Girls' Apparatus Work, Boys' Apparatus Work, Boys
Game, Volley Ball Game between our Faculty and West-
brook Community Club.
CARE or OUR TEETH
At an assembly of the school on April 7, Miss Bryant,
from the State Department of Health gave an interesting
talk on the "Care of Our Teeth." It was very instructive
and much effect should have been produced.
On April 28, Fryeburg Academy will present a "Min-
strel Show." It is the first thing of this kind attempted
for some time and we all hope it will be a success.
John E. Dinsmore, principal of Fryeburg Academy,
1888-92, who is noted as a botanist, is now tea.ching in the
British Government Schools at Jerusalem. In connection
with his work there he is revising the botany of the Holy
Land. Mr. and Mrs. Dinsmore have long been members
of the American Colony, and their daughter, Rachel, has
married a young American connected with the colony.
THE SENIOR DRAMA
On the evening of March 23rd, the Senior Class pre-
sented its annual drama at the K. of P. Hall, which was fol-
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lowed by a dance. The play this year was a three-act com-
edy, "Come Out of the Kitchen," written by A. E. Thomas,
and through the very eflicient coaching of Miss Farris, was
presented in a creditable manner. Olivia Dangeriield, alias
Jane Ellen, was played by Ruth Ela. Her brogue was
music that would tickle the ear of any Irishman. Stanley
Quinn a.s Burton Crane, may well be complimented on his
ability to act the part of a young man in love. Solon Tuck-
er, Crane's attorney and guest, was impersonated by Gordon
Heard. His part was comical and very well acted. Leura
Hill as Mrs. Falkener, was a prim old lady, and a sister of
Tucker's. Cora Falkener, her daughter, was played by
Anne Tilly. Nellie Littlefield acted the part of Elizabeth
Dangeriield, who was Jane Ellen's sister. Grace Bryan as
Amanda, was 'Olivia's black mammy. Charles Hill, as
Paul Dangerfield, alias Smithfield, made a fine butler, and
Donald McKeen, who played the role of Charles Danger-
field, alias Brindlebury, acted his part to the nth degree.
Philip Webb, who for the evening assumed the title of Ran-
dolph Weeks, agent of the Dangerfieldis, showed his skill at
handling difficult situations and answering catchy ques-
tions. Music for the drama and dance was furnished by
Schubert's Orchestra from Portland. During the evening,
Miss Farris was presented with a bouquet of carnations by
the drama caste as a token of their appreciation of her ser-
vices. Everyone who saw the drama agreed that it was a
FRYEBURG VARSITY CLUB
Fryeburg Academy formed its Hrst Varsity Club this
year. John F. Weston was elected President, Dudley Per-
kins, Vice President, and Theodore Anketell, Secretary and
Treasurer. The qualification for this club is that a member
must have received a letter in some major sport. Pins
were given at the enrollment of each member.
It has proved an incentive to bring forth more men
to enter into sports. This club is looked up to highly by all
athletic boys. It also makes the feeling of the men in
school stronger than ever for they are brought together as
The Commercial Club was organized by Miss Coburn
the first of February. There are forty members, each tak-
ing one or more subjects of her. The meetings are held
every two weeks and are well attended. At the first meet-
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ing the following officers were elected: President, Harland
Ballard, Vice-President, Beatrice Thompson, Secretary
and Treasurer, Mildred Hill.
The idea of the club is to receive benefits from the talks
given by influential business people and to raise money for
equipment for Gordon Hall.
The speakers we have had at our meetings are Mr.
LaCasce, . who gave a talk on the value of commercial
studies, and Mrs. Eastman, who spoke on the way one
should appear when applying for a position. Miss Coburn
spoke on the benefit of the secondary school education and
A whist party was given in March. Sixteen dollars
were cleared. Next year we are looking forward to raising
money for a filing set.
On April 25, guest night was held, each member bring-
ing a guest. Games, cards, and dancing were enjoyed.
Refreshments were also served.
Miss Ruth Johnson, the Latin teacher at Fryeburg
Academy, has introduced into our school life the Circulus
Latinas, a society for furthering the interest already being
taken in the Latin course by the Freshman and Sophomore
classes. Those attaining an average rank of C+ or over
are eligible for membership.
The meetings are held once in two weeks on Monday
evenings in the Academy Hall. A regular business meet-
ing occupies the first part of the evening, then a social en-
tertainment follows wherein the early Roman days are kept
in mind. One meeting was given up to the making of a
map of Ancient Rome, and another was devoted to short
talks on Roman customs. On guest night the club enter-
tained the members of the Freshman and Sophomore class-
es who are ineligible for membership. Each evening dif-
ferent members are responsible for the refreshments at the
close of the program.
The officers are as follows: Consuls, QPresidentsJ Ruth
Wiley, Asa O. Pike, Jr.g Scriba, fSecretaryJ Bertha Rog-
ers, Quoestor, CTreasurerJ James Merrill, Aediles, CExec-
utive Committeel Clyde Johnson, Luella Matheson, Farn-
ham Brooksg Censor, Miss Johnson.
RUTH WILEY, F. A., '29,
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THE EARLY HISTORY OF FRYEBURG
As a student of Fryeburg Academy and a native of the
town of Fryeburg, I am much interested in the early his-
tory of the town and Academy. It seems fitting at this
time, the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of this
town, to look back a little on the early history.
In and around Fryeburg is the place that the Pequawket
Indians made their hunting grounds. You probably have all
heard of the battle at LoveWe1l's pond, so I will not go into
detail concerning it. The Pequawket Indians were practi-
cally annihilated in this battle. In the early days Fryeburg
was called Pequawket or Pigwacket.
In 1762 Col. Joseph Frye was given a grant of land six
miles square, anywhere that he chose west of the Ossipee
River, to the mountains. Col. Frye was given this grant by
the General Court of Massachusetts in recognition of his
distinguished services in the army. Col. Frye first took his
view of the Saco valley from the top of Stark's Hill. It
might be interesting to touch on some of the important
points in Col. Frye's life.
Joseph Frye was born in Andover, Mass., in 1711.
Frye was an engineer, later becoming a soldier. In the
army he rose rapidly from ensign to colonel. He was in
many of the important battles in the early history of our
country. On Nov. 14, 1775, Frye was made Brigadier Gen-
eral. This is the highest office that he ever held.
Col. Frye came here in March, 1762, and ran out his
township. The township was organized with forty-three
proprietors. It is interesting to note that one of these was
Capt. John Stark, who later made himself famous in the
battle of Bennington in the Revolution. While speaking of
the Starks it is interesting to know that Capt. William
Stark, a brother of Capt. John Stark, was also one of the
original proprietors of the town. rWilliam Stark was a Tory
and he remained loyal to King George 'III during the Revo-
lution, fleeing to the British Provinces withother loyalists
from this part of the country. "His'.rights' in the itown were
confiscated during the Revolution and the proceeds used in
building the road through Crawford Notch. . '
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The town was divided into sixty-four land-rights, Col.
Frye having the greatest number of rights. One right was
reserved for the first Protestant minister and one for the
ministry. These were known as the parsonage lots and are
still spoken of by that name. One right was for Harvard
College and one for the common schools. The rest of the
land-rights were divided among the other proprietors.
The condition of the grant was that Col. Frye should
have fifty families settled here within six years, each family
to have a home and some cleared land. He was also to have
a minister in the town within six years. Col. Frye gave a
bond to back these statements with.
Col. Frye was one of the early settlers. He built a large
colonial house on the hill at Fryeburg Center in 1768. He
also opened the first store. The old cellar hole of this house
may be seen today.
Deacon Simon Frye, a nephew of Col. Frye, was another
early settler. He settled in what is known as the Menotomy
Neighborhood, bringing his family here in 1767. Simon
Frye was one of the prominent men of the town. He was
buried in the back cemetery at Menotomy. The inscription
on the gravestone is still plain and can be easily read.
Dr. Joseph Emery, the first physician of the town, was
another early settler, coming here from Andover, N. H., in
1768. He built his home on what is known as the drift road
just in back of where the barn connected with Fryeburg
Tagfern now stands. Dr. Emery opened a store here about
Rev. William Fessendenwas the first settled minister.
He came here about 1775 and settled on one of the parson-
age lots at Page's Hill. His house stood a little way in from
the main road about opposite where Dexter Wiley now lives.
His salary as voted by the town was S45 for the first year
with an increase of five pounds each year until it became
570. One third of this salary, for the first six years, was to
be paid in Indian corn and rye. Rev. William Fessenden
preached here regularly till 1788. He died in May, 1805.
Of the early settlers these were the most prominent in
The first white child born in Fryeburg was Betty
Spring, Sept. 18, 1764. .
I will now tell briefly of early transportation. The sup-
plies that the first settlers had were shipped from Boston
to Biddeford and from there up the Saco in bateaux. They
came up the river through the outlet into Lovewell's pond,
thlereby landing their supplies within a short distance of the
The road running from Main street up by the Tavern
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and back of Mr. Perry's garden is one of the oldest roads in
town. It is known as the driftroad. Beyond the Swan's
Falls Road running near the fairgrounds is another old road.
This road was built by the proprietors. The proprietors
opened three kinds of roads: highways, byways, and drift-
roads. Highways were roads running from one town to an-
other. Byways were roads laid out for the accommodation
of a private individual. A driftroad was built to accommo-
date anyone who saw fit to use it. The proprietors opened
roads to Phillipstown Know Sanfordh and to Rochester, N.
H. The distance to each was given by Col. Frye as sixty
There were several ferries in different parts of the
town. At a town meeting March 1, 1779, it was voted that
a ferry should be opened and kept across the Saco near
where Toll Bridge now is. It was voted that Deacon Rich-
ard Eastman be ferry man. He was to have a boat of suf-
ficient size to carry four horses across the river. The fol-
lowing is part of a record taken from a town meeting held
April 3rd, 1786. Voted, that John Stevens have the privi-
lege of keeping a ferry across Saco river opposite his pres-
ent dwelling house, under the following regulations and
restrictions, vizg that said Stevens provide forthwith and
keep in constant repair a boat of the dimensions of twenty-
four feet in length and twelve feet in width from outside to
Voted, that said Stevens be allowed two pence for the
ferriage of a man and horse.
Voted, that two-thirds of a penny be allowed for a sin-
gle person across said ferry.
Voted, that two and two-thirds pence for a yoke of oxen
be allowed said Stevens.
Voted, that four pence be allowed for a yoke of oxen to-
gether with an empty cart across said ferry.
The town also voted to allow Mr. Barnes Haseltine to
keep a ferry at Swan's Falls. There was also a ferry at
Menotomy, Deacon Simon Frye being the ferryman.
The first bridge was built about 1786 across Kimball
Brook. There was a bridge built at Swan's Falls in 1790.
About 1800 a bridge was built near Deacon Eastman's
house. These early bridges were swept away by nearly
Later a Mr. Paddleford of St. Johnsbury, Vt., was
employed to build some covered bridges in this town. In
1844 he built what is known as Weston's bridge. The
bridge was originally 250 feet long, but was lengthened in
later years. Soon after this he built Walker's bridge. While
speaking of ferries and bridges it might be well to mention
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the great freshet of 1785. In East Conway on Fag End
street people were taken from the second stories of their
houses in boats. The following is part of Gen. Frye's re-
port of the damage in Fryeburg to the General Court of
One grist mill entirely carried away.
Nine dwelling houses carried away.
Two barns carried away.
Four oxen, 13 cows, 3 heifers, 4 calves, 4 sheep and 8
572 bushels of corn, 1760 bushels of potatoes, 70 bush-
els of peas, 50 bushels of oats, 10 bushels of wheat, 400
pounds of tobacco, 33 miles of fence, 153 masts, besides
logs, boards, and clapboards to the amount of one hundred
and five pounds were destroyed.
Fryeburg was well represented in the Revolution, send-
ing quite a number of men fully clothed and equipped. The
people of Fryeburg thought that they were overtaxed in
the Revolution and they made a remonstrance to the Gen-
eral Court. One thing spoken of in the remonstrance was
the destruction of the sheep by wolves.
The town of Fryeburg was incorporated Jan. 11, 1777.
The first town meeting was held March 31, 1777. Deacon
Richard Eastman, Isaac Abbott, Nathaniel Merrill, Deacon
Simon Frye, and Ezra Carter were chosen as the first se-
lectmen of the town. In looking over the account of the
town meeting, some of the offices interested me very much.
It says that Samuel Walker, Nathan Ames and Daniel
Evans were chosen as fence viewers. John Charles, John
Farrington, and John Bucknell were chosen as field drivers.
Moses Ames and Daniel Farrington were chosen as tithing
men. Isaac Abbott and Peter Astin were chosen as pound
keepers. Deacon Frye was chosen as deer reeve.
In the account of the second town meeting held April
17, 1777, one article interested me very much, because the
animal is extinct in this part of the country at the present
time. The article was:
Voted, that one pound lawful money be paid by the
town to any person or persons that shall catch or kill any
grown wolf in this town, he or they making oath before a
Justice of the Peace, that the said wolf was catched or killed
within the bounds of this town, he or they bringing a cer-
tificate under said Justice's hand with the head to the se-
lectmen and constable.
The first gristmill in the town was built by John Buck-
nell about 1774. Capt. Timothy Walker had a saw and grist
mill in operation in 1768, but it was in the town of Conway.
The second grist mill and saw mill was built in 1793 on In-
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gall's Brook flater called Ballard's Brookl by Col. John
Webster, Ezra Carter, and Edmund Shirley.
I will now speak brieiiy of the early business men. The
Hon. Judah Dana was the first lawyer to establish himself
in this part of Maine. He started in practicing law in Frye-
burg in 1798. Judah Dana died in 1845. It was in his office
that Daniel Webster read his law while in charge of Frye-
burg Academy. Gen. Joseph Frye opened the first store
at the center and Dr. Emery the first at "The Seven Lots."
The Seven Lots were intervale lots which were laid out and
numbered from one to seven. This was not thought of when
the rest of the lots were laid out. The men who owned these
lots were often spoken of as the "Seven Lot Men." The
village of Fryeburg was called "The Seven Lots" for a good
many years. In 1802 Capt. Seth Spring built a store here.
At one time Governor Dana was in trade here.
The first meeting house was built at Fryeburg Center,
near where the Odd Fellows' Hall now stands. The meeting-
house was never used in winter as there was no means of
heating it. The town paid Isaac Abbott S25 a winter for a
large well heated room, in which to hold meetings.
The town first appropriated money for public schools
in 1777. At a meeting in 1778 it was voted to raise 5250 for
the support of the school, and other necessary charges of
the town. At a meeting Sept. 6, 1784, it was voted to build
four school houses in different parts of the town. They
also voted that these buildings should be 18 feet square,
with 7 foot posts, finished in such a manner as to be warm
and comfortable in cold weather.
Now we come to a little of the early history of old F. A.
Through the efforts of Rev. William Fessenden, a free
grammar school was established here in 1791. The school
was held in a little building at the foot of Pine Hill. About
fifty attended it. In 1792 the school was incorporated as
Fryeburg Academy. The General Court also made a grant
of twelve thousand acres of land for its support. The first
trustees of Fryeburg Academy were Rev. Mr. Fessenden,
Rev. Nathaniel Porter, David Page and James Osgood, and
Simon Frye of Fryeburg, and Paul Langdon who was also
the first preceptor.
Paul Langdon remained preceptor of Fryeburg Acade-
my for seven years. His salary was 3352. Daniel
Webster was preceptor from January till September, 1802.
In 1806 a new building was constructed where the present
building now stands. The land was given by Robert Brad-
ley. In the belfry of this building was hung the first bell
in town. Paul Langdon was a graduate of Harvard. He
could speak the French language very well. He was the
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first person Lafayette met in this country who could speak
French. Paul Langdon married Richard Kimball's daugh-
ter in 1781. Langdon lived the most of his life while here,
at Fryeburg Center, except when he taught at Fryeburg
Academy. He then lived at the base of Pine Hill near the
Academy. He died in 1817 in western New York.
In closing, I would like to say that there is now stand-
ing a little back of my home, a gnarled old oak tree. This
tree was a large tree when my great great grandfather came
here in 1799. There is also another thing that might be
interesting. There is a small building attached to our
garage, which I think is the oldest frame building in this
valley. It was a part of the house, standing where my home
is, when my great great grandfather came here in 1799.
However, this building was not in Fryeburg. It was in
Brownfield. The town line between Fryeburg and Brown-
field used to run almost parallel to the road running from
Main street to East Conway.
JOHN F. WESTON, '27.
CLASS OF 1929
One year, two hundred and ten days ago our presence
brought forth into this school a new class, absorbed in
learning and dedicated to the proposition that Fryeburg
Academy is the only school-on earth. Now we are engaged
in a great scholastic War, testing whether this class or any
class can last out four years. We have met on a great scene
of this war-English. We have come to dedicate a portion of
our knowledge to the Academy Bell that it may prosper.
It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But in a larger sense we also come here to help Fryeburg
Academy. The students both living and dead who gradu-
ated from here have raised its fame far above our poor
power to add or detract. The school will little note what
we say and do while we are here, but it can never forget
that we were here. It is for us, the class of '29, to advance
the work which the previous classes have thus far so nobly
advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the
unfinished work for which the former students gave their
last full measure of devotion. That we, the class of 1929,
here highly resolve that this school, of the students, by the
students, for the students, shall prosper.
EDMUND E MERSON, '29,
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AN AMBITION REALIZED
In the little town of Bl in the western part of the
State of Wisconsin there lived an old man and his son, Jack.
Jack was a tall handsome man of about twenty-one years
of age. His father was a man about seventy-six years old
and was known around that part of the country as the
"tight-wad," because he always looked like a tramp and was
always trying to get the best of everyone even though his
income was measured by the hundred thousands.
In all small Western towns the communities usually
consist of gamblers and horse traders and Jack was begin-
ning to be influenced by these gamblers.
Jack wanted to get away from the West and his great-
est ambition was to go to Princeton University.
Jack's father hated to spend the money to send him
to college because he thought it would be just a waste of
funds. However, after much persuasion, he consented to
send him to Princeton. In the middle of August Jack start-
ed for New York.
September 24th, Jack registered at Princeton Univer-
sity. He went for a walk around the campus when
suddenly he felt someone grab him and before he could say
a word he was thrown into the river. After a while he
managed to get out and then he was taken on the campus
and paddled. Jack resented such treatment but soon got
used to the college pranks and became adapted to college
Jack's greatest aim in college was to become a football
player, thus he signed up for the football squad.
The first few nights were discouraging for him, but he
was a fellow that didn't give up easily. He was a good
runner but not knowing anything about the game knew
that he wouldn't make the team for a while.
The first game was the Harvard and Princeton gameg
the result of the first half was 18 to 0 in Princet0n's favor.
The coach knew that it was going to be a sure thing for
Princeton and he put Jack in to see how well he could play
in a real game. Jack made a touchdown which proved he
was going to make a good player.
The next game he played in was the next to the last
game of the season. It was the Yale and Princeton game.
The game started at two-thirty o'clock and the bleachers
were packed. The people far and near had heard about
Jack and they wanted to see him play.
The end of the first half the score was Yale 6, Prince-
ton 0. In the second quarter Jack was put in as quarter-
back. He was in just five minutes when his ankle was
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stepped on and he was taken out of the game. The team
was losing fast when just five minutes before the end he
begged to be put back in the game again. It was Prince-
ton's ball and as a result of his fast running and ability to
shift his body unaided he broke through and made a wide
end run for a touchdown and then kicked the goal, amid
the shouts and clamor of the wild spectators. The final
score was 7 to 6 in favor of Princeton.
The following summer Jack went back home to see his
poor old father. It was then he vowed he would never go
He returned to school in the fall and was one of the
best football players in the East. He studied hard and at
the end of his second year he had the highest rank of anyone
in his class.
The day before school closed he got word that his father
was dying. He started home at once, but on arriving there
he found that his father had died the night before. A few
days after his father's death he returned to New York. He
finished his college life and graduated with the highest
honors. Doms V. BRAGDON, '26.
THE LEGEND OF A PRECIOUS STONE
I was once a beautiful, clear, white stone resting in one
of the famous diamond mines of Kimberley in the southern
part of Africa.
But I was not to have a peaceful existence, for, on be-
ing taken from the mine by a Workman one day, I was in
turn given to a skilled artisan, who cut me so cunningly and
polished me so beautifully, that I was a much desired stone.
My value kept me for a while at peace.
Finally the news of my being crept into the commercial
world and I was sought by many men from far away lands.
At last I was bought by a man acting in behalf of the king
of a powerful government. I was destined to be one in the
collection of crown-jewels and had to be closely guarded.
On the steamer that carried me to the great capital, I
was foolishly displayed by my carrier for the admiration
of a fellow passenger. They were standing close to the
steamer's rail, when by some strange bit of carelessness in
my holding, I slipped and fell, gradually settling to the bed
of the ocean.
I found a lovely resting place in the heart of a shell
with a delicate pink lining, that caught my sparkling rays
and threw them back to me.
And here I remain to this day, in a strange but charm-
ing home. RUTH WILEY, '29.
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During the Civil War it was the custom of the rich
planters, when in danger, to bury their money, silver ware,
and other valuables. Usually this duty was left to some
trusted servant, who sometimes turned out not to be as
trustworthy as supposed.
The family of Richmonds was at one time quite wealthy
planters, but during the war Mr. Richmond lost nearly all
of his property, and became a poor man. There were two
sons in the family, Bert and Henry. Henry and his father
who were of a shiftless type, heard of a treasure which was
buried in a neighboring garden patch. Of course a fortune
which could be attained by turning only a few spades of
earth attracted their attention. They at once made plans
to dig the next dark night for the treasure, but their plans
were overheard by the younger brother, Bert, and some
friends of his, the Adams brothers. Albert, the younger
of the two brothers, was always playing a joke on someone,
and here he thought was a wonderful chance. He at once
planned to disguise as the ghost of the old negro, who was
supposed to have buried the treasure.
On the appointed night Albert stole away to the garden
and hid. When Henry and his father appeared and had be-
gun to dig, Albert began to make weird sounds, much to the
horror of Henry and Mr. Richmond. When the ghost ap-
peared they were more frightened than ever, but neverthe-
less they began to chase it.
Albert ran fast but the two men caught him, and tied
him up in a small house that had been used long ago for
The next morning when Albert did not appear, of
course his parents were much disturbed over what might
have happened to him. A posse was at once started to
search for him, and after much fruitless searching they
found him. He was badly bruised by the blows which his
captors had given him.
After this Albert decided never to play jokes on any
one, when his own life was in danger.
EVELYN BAKER, '29,
MR. NUTTER AND MR. SUTTER
Mr. Nutter is a fat jolly man, the sole owner of the sole
grocery store in Sanders. He chews tobacco, drinks any-
thing he can get, sits up late nights, doesn't believe in week-
ly baths, always laughs at nothing, is a regular sunshine
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spreader. And being a true artist in this line, it grieves him
if a single person fails to respond. So when Mr. Sutter, the
undertaker, refuses to let his long sallow face show even one
little wrinkle of mirth, Mr. Nutter feels it his bounden duty
to convert him.
"Look here, you ole pessimist, what's the idea of look-
ing so teary? Yer like it, eh? I betchadof'
"Well really! I have an idea--"
"Keep it, it's the only thing yer got."
"Now look here, Sutter, I reckon yer ain't half so bad
off as yer like to believe. Say, here is a proposition for yer:
If you can't answer the question I'm agoing to ask ye, will
ye agree to smile at least as often as the moon changes?
Will ye, eh ?"
"Ahem! I reckon it is safe enough. I have never been
stuck yet. Well, what is it '?"
"When folks like you look at a doughnut, what do they
"Er- why the doughnut, of course."
"No, they don't neither! Optimists like me see the
doughnut, pessimists like you see the hole l"
RUTH ELA, '27.
THE RAINY DAY
"The day is cold, and dark, and drearyg
It rains, and the wind is never wearyg
The vine still clings to the moulding wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary."
These beautiful but melancholy words had been ringing
in Martha's mind all that long, dark day, and, indeed, they
seemed singularly appropriate. It was a day, late in the
fall of the year. Early in the morning a slow, disagreeable
drizzle had begun, but had quickened, by mid-forenoon, to a
steady downpour, by a fresh northeast wind which lashed
it furiously against the house Windows. The few leaves re-
maining on the trees were falling rapidly in the fierce gusts.
At five o'clock, Martha Mason, the village school-mis-
tress, was hurrying home in the fast gathering darkness.
An umbrella aiorded very little protection in the driving
rain, and soon she was soaking wet, but that had no power
to dampen her exuberant spirits. Next fall she would be
able to begin her coveted art course, and what does twenty-
five years matter when one is to have one's heart's desire?
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On reaching home she rushed up the steps and into the
house, calling: "Mother, oh Mother!"
No answer come from the dark house. She ran quickly
through the rooms. N o fire in the kitchen range, the break-
fast dishes still on the table, everything the same as when
she had left that morning. An icy fear gripped Martha's
heart as she hurried upstairs after searching vainly in the
lower rooms. She found her mother in her own room,
stretched across the bed with both arms thrown out, and so
terribly still. After one vain attempt to rouse her, Martha
frantically called the doctor, then hurried back to her
When the doctor came he gave Mrs. Mason a thorough
examination, then turning to Martha, said gravely:
"This is serious, very serious. Your mother has had a
shock. She will not be able to walk again for a long time,
perhaps never. I should advise you to give up your school
and devote yourself to her. This may seem hard to you, but
it will be better for her to have someone near her whom she
knows and loves. Now, my dear girl, I must go, but I will
come back again before nine o'c1ock."
Martha dropped into a chair. A few minutes, for was
it years?J ago, everything had been so promising, so bright
and happy, while now-.
"My life is cold, and dark, and dreary,
It rains and the wind is never weary,
My thoughts still cling to the moulding past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary."
"Oh, how true, how dreadfully true!" murmured the
"How selfish!" came her next thought. "Just remem-
ber that last beautiful stanza," she reminded herself.
"Be still, sad heart! and cease repining!
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining,
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary."
AVERIL HARNDEN, '27.
THE AMERICAN FLAG
Some strips of red silk lie on the table together with a
rectangle of deep blue, and forty-eight silken stars. Six
flimsy white strips are intermingled with the seven red
ones. All of these things mentioned have no special mean-
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ing, no special honor. They are merely bits of cloth, as lone-
ly as any piece of calico.
A little later these pieces of silk are firmly sewn to-
gether. The white stars are placed in regular order upon
the blue rectangle, while the strips of silk are placed alter-
nately at the right of, and below the field of blue. Now
these pieces of cloth are honored, respected, and revered,
not for themselves but because they form the American
Look upon this flag and think of it not as a few bits of
cloth, but as a glorious representation of the heroism,
truth, and fidelity of the great American people. Think of
it as representing the rise from the thirteen colonies to the
forty-eight states and the republic that resulted. This flag
represents the lives given for the good of our country, and
the great trials our republic has undergone.
There at the top of yonder mast the American flag is
waving in the breeze. What better memorial could there
be to George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and hundreds
of boys in blue, gray and khaki who are with us no more?
It is not handsome, but it is beautiful in that for which it
Therefore, let us never forget the great importance of
Old Glory. This flag is yours, it is mine, and every true
American's. May we always hold it high!
OLIVE STANTON, '28.
Femina, die uno, virum portae domi audiebat. Nomen
feminae erat Iulia. Nomen viri erat Cicero. Cicero amavit,
et Iulia Ciceronem amavit. Iulia ad portam cucurrit, et
Cicero domum intravit. Tum Iulia dixit Caesarem media
nocte venturum esse, et Iuliam caram tuam interfecturum
esse, Cicero dixit, "Iuliam servabo, et Caesarem gladio
Media nocte Caesar domum cum telo veniebat, ut
Iuliam deleret. Caesar gladium in Ciceronis manu vidit, et
timore cucurrit, Iulia dixit, "Te amo," et Cicero dixit,
One day, a woman heard a man at the door of the house.
The woman's name was Iulia. The man's name was Cicero.
Cicero loved Iulia, and Iulia loved Cicero. Iulia ran to the
door, and Cicero entered the house. Then Iulia said, "Caesar
will come at midnight, and would kill your dear Iulia." Ci-
cero said, "I will save Iulia, and I will kill Caesar."
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At midnight Caesar came to the house with a weapon
so that he might destroy Iulia. Caesar saw a sword in the
hand of Cicero, and he ran from fear. Iulia said, "I love
you." And Cicero said, "Ditto."
EDWARD BOURNE, '30.
fOriginal story by a first-year Latin studentj
A STORY A "COOTY" TOLD
The first thing I can ever remember is that someone
almost took a side off me, with those things they call "fin-
gernails" and I wasn't doing a thing, only settling down for
a good snooze right back of Lizzie's big fat, pink ear.
First she began to dig all around me and then---
she bit me. Well- all I can say is that I don't want to
get so near being split into again. And what do you
know? she wasn't satisfied then, but kept right on dig-
ging. Now believe me, it got kind of hot there after awhile
so I began to move, but everywhere I went on her head
those peaked fingernails followed me. I thought I'd try
biting to see if she'd let me alone, but it was all the worse.
I heard her mother ask her if she had the cooties, and she
said she guessed she had something. So her mother began
to comb Lizzie's hair with a fine comb. I managed to slide
over on one of the comb's teeth. I thought I'd be safer
Later on, an old maid, one of the family's friends, came
in to call. There was a terrible wind-blow and it blew her
hair all askew. She asked if she could just comb her hair
with a fine tooth comb. Well, I got lodged in her old gray
hair somehow or other.
After she got home she began to feel me moving about
and she began to dig and scratch. She found me alas! She
picked me up between her two fingers, looked at me and-
that is all.
PEARL HALEY, '27.
28 THE ACADEMY BELL
CLASS OF 1930
'Twas the 14th of September in the 26th year,
When the class of 1930 started out on its career.
True, We were scared at first, when all is told,
But as we were larger than the Sophs we grew quite bold.
Then came Freshman social on one October night,
And as a class of Freshmen we soon learned of our plight.
Of course, of the whole thing we bore the brunt,
We marched 'round the Gym, then each did a stunt.
Some went out for football in the fall of that famous year
Mr. Anketell was the coach or chief overseer.
Hugh was the most fortunate one
For he got a letter F for the noble work he'd done.
During the winter we took "Gym" three times a week,
Doing stunts, some landing on the head, some on the feet
But as winter passed no one was killed,
And so we received no undertaker's bill.
This spring some are playing baseball,
Others are trying out for track.
We hope to have more F's among us
Next fall when we come back.
ASA O. PIKE, JR., '30,
PAUL REVERE'S RIDE WITH HIS WIFE ALONG
"Oh Paul, what makes you come on this spree?"
"Why, my dear, to get publicity."
"Oh! I see a lantern, and here comes another,
If I thought I could trust you I'd stay home with mother.
Well, let's get going, for the clouds look black,
And I'm sure it'l1 be raining before we get back.
Look out there, we've run over a hen,
I wish these darn farmers would invest in some pens.
Well, we've done our duty and spread the news,
The rest of the villages can go to the deuce."
But Paul had been wise, not a word did he hear,
For he had stuffed cotton in both of his ears.
And now, my dear children, after all that you've heard,
I hope you'll get a dumb wife who cannot be heard.
CARL JOHNSON, '29.
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Why do I have to study?
Can't learn nuthing 'tallg
Can't learn my old history,
Say! I'd like to bawl.
Ain't no idea of grammar,
Much less how to spell.
Now if I wan't in Fryeburg
I wish I was fat homej.
Can't celebrate for nothing,
Can't even get a drink,
Anything stronger'n water
Is a bottle of Waterman's ink.
Thought I'd go out ridin',
Got a gaunt old sorrel hoss:
Started 05' quite nicely,
But she balked and I fell off.
Amen to F. A.
IRMA HODSDON, '29
SHE'S MIN E-ALL MINE
Oh, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful tresses,
Such beautiful, bountiful hair,
So constantly tossing, with touch that caresses
The face of my loved one so fair.
Those wonderful eyes are so bright and imploring,
So kindly, so big, and so brown,
Those generous lips are so sweet and adoring,
Those cheeks-just as soft are like down.
Those legs are so graceful, so sleek and so slender,
Those knees are so dainty and bare,
And so in detail I most graciously render
The tale of my speedy young mare.
R. WADSWORTH, '27
THE WAY WE SAY IT HERE
Scintillate, scintillate, globule vivific
Fain would I fathom thy nature specific.
Softly poised in ether capacious
Strongly resembling a gem carbonaceous.
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THE MODERN SHIEK
fWith acknowledgements to J. G. Whittierl
Blessings on thee, little shiek,
Bare of head, and eyes so meek-
With thy long and sloppy pants
And thy joy to ever dance,
With thy slick and greasy hair,
And thy proud and haughty air,
With thy ever swinging cane
And with nothing whatsoever as an aim,
But just the same my own hair curls
And I thank the Lord I was born a girl.
CHARLOTTE WENTWORTH, '29
ON SKIPPING SCHOOL, FRIDAY
Soft, sweet breezes blowing,
New grass again growing.
The school bell starts to ring,
And we know we should be going.
A "hullo', from a passing car,
An invitation to ride afar
From books, class rooms and teachers too.
We accept-so would you-
That was Friday-Oh! Alas!
But when Monday comes to pass,
We, with much fear and trembling-
To class go:
And our fear dissembling
We laughed-and Monday passed.
Dawned Tuesday morn:
Our fear was gone,-
And this afternoon we rake the lawn,
And everyone else laughs and passes on,
While we still stay and rake that darned lawn.
G. S., '27
The first day of every term
Causes some boys and girls to squirm.
That is the day we get our card,
And blame the teacher for ranking hard.
But who is to blame for the varying rank?
You, the teacher, or the river bank?
You, of course, if the rank is high,
The teacher, if it makes you cry.
This is what some of us learn,
The very first day of every term.
THELMA RowE, '29
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Helen Baker is attending Colby College.
Daphine Barker is attending Farmington Normal
Ruth Bell is at her home in Fryeburg Center.
Eva Eastman is attending the Maine School of Com-
merce, Portland, Maine.
Ethel Hall is taking a Post Graduate Course at Frye-
Evelyn Hall is working at Fryeburg Tavern.
Phila Kendall is working in Portland, Maine.
Ruth Shaw is attending Bates College.
Sarah Stearns is at her home in Lovell, Maine.
Mrs. Tom. Smith Knee Doris Harveyj is living in Sil-
ver Lake, N. H.
Viola Bowker is taking a Post Graduate Course at
Stephen Andrews is at his home in Lovell, Maine.
Norman Blake is taking a Post Graduate Course at
Delbert Bosworth is attending Van Rensselaer, N. Y.
Lawrence Eastman is at his home in Stow, Maine.
Robert Davis is at his home in Jackson, N. H.
Hollis Farris is at his home in Fryeburg, Maine.
Edson Keefe is at his home in Chatham, N. H.
Lewis Merrill is at his home in Lovell, Maine.
Nils Soderstrom is working in Concord, N. H.
Guy Whitaker is working at Union Station, Portland,
Robert Smith is taking a Post Graduate Course at
Mrs. Roger Dinsmore Knee Ida Prattj is living in
Jackson, N. H.
Arline Sargent is working at the home of Dr. Gregory.
Mariner Thompson is attending the University of
Arlene Webster is working in Winthrop, Mass.
Robert Moulton is attending the University of Maine.
Lyman Gray is attending the University of Maine.
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Noyce Shirley is attending the University of Maine.
Carl Webster is attending the University of Maine.
Leonard Buzzell is attending the University of Illi-
Chester Keefe is working at the Grand Trunk Railroad,
Emma Marston is at her home in Fryeburg, Maine.
Roger Ballard is working in Springfield, Vermont.
Marguerite Plummer is attending school in New York.
Mrs. Lawson Braddeen Knee Ruth Gaffnerj is living in
Kezar Falls, Maine.
Edgar Grover is Working in Albany, Maine.
Elizabeth Head is at her home in South Chatham, N.
Clifford Hill is attending school in Vermont.
Mrs. Lawrence Stone Knee Martha Irish! is living in
Stuart Stanley is attending Bowdoin College.
Leona Pike is at her home in East Fryeburg, Maine.
Vera Lombard is working in Portland, Maine.
Edward Leadbeater is attending Bowdoin College.
Joel Leadbeater is working in Alexandria, Virginia.
Katherine Bailey is working in Portland, Maine.
Mrs. Lewis Walker Knee Kathleen Douglassl is living
at East Fryeburg, Maine.
Mrs. Charles Merrill Knee Oriole Mclntirej is living in
Intervale, N. H.
Amelia Sanborn is attending Emerson's School of Ora-
tory, Boston, Mass.
Shirley Benson is at his home at the Harbor.
Leona Mclntire is working at Fryeburg Post Office.
Lawrence Gray is at his home in Fryeburg, Maine.
Rendall,,Gilmore is attending school in Ohio.
Theodore Houston is attending Keene Normal School.
Alice Ballard is attending Farmington Normal School.
Clifford Gray is attending Bowdoin College.
Percy Burnell is Working for the U. S. Trust Co., Frye-
Katherine Gale is teaching school in Bethel, Maine.
James Buzzell is attending the University of Maine.
Esther Haley is attending Gorham Normal School.
Mrs. Fred Fernald Knee Lyndall Flintb is living in
Jackson, N. H.
34 THE ACADEMY BELL
Merwyn Woodward is attending the University of
Mrs. R. E. Churchill Knee Marguerite Marstonj is liv-
ing in Cornish, Me.
Robert Eastman is attending the University of Maine.
Francis Buzzell is at his home in Fryeburg Center.
Olive Ballard is working in Portland, Maine.
Harold Eastman is working in Lewiston, Maine.
Gwendleen Brackett is at her home in Fryeburg,
Mrs. Charles Weeman Knee Ethel Andrewsj is living
in Littleton, N. H.
Wellington Charles is at his home in Fryeburg, Maine.
Hersey Webb is working in Philadelphia, Penn.
Mrs. Sherman Allen Knee Mildred Merrillj is living in
Mrs. Wendall McAllister Knee Helen Haleyj is living in
Earle Shirley is living at his home in East Conway,
Mrs. Emily Steadman Knee Emily Walkerj is teaching
school in Berlin, N. H.
Harold Wentworth is living at his home in West Frye-
Merle Abbott is living at his home in Fryeburg, Maine.
Harry Charles is living at his home in Fryeburg,
Clifton Hill is living at his home in Fryeburg, Maine.
Herbert Hurd is teaching Music at the Fryeburg
Dr. Henry Lathrop Dyer is practicing at Parsonsiield's
Hester Eastman is teaching in Auburn, Maine.
Robert Flint is living at his home in North Fryeburg
THE ACADEMY BELL 35
Mrs. Ralph Wentworth Knee Marion Haleyj is living
in Jackson, N. H.
Mrs. Walter LaRock Knee Bertha MeserveJ is living in
Conway, N. H.
Mrs. Mary Souther fborn August 9, 18251, who was
the oldest Alumni living last year, died February 27, 1927.
Professor George Haley, a graduate of Fryeburg
Academy, and a former teacher in the institution, who is
now teaching at St. Ignatius College, San Francisco, has
recently added to his fame as a mathematician and scien-
tist by the discovery at Unalaska of a sub-species of the
Saxifrage Oppoesitifolia which instead of being purple is
white. This albino saxifrage was first found in Alaska by
Adalbert Chamisso, a Franco-German botanist 100 years
ago. He wrote an account of his discovery in his note-
book, returned to Europe and died. Since then botanists in
all parts of the world have found and classified about 200
species of the plant but not one of them was white. To
Professor Haley belongs the honor of restoring to botanical
registers the rare White Saxifrage and besides the name of
the original finder it will carry the name of the re-discov-
erer, Haley. Since leaving Fryeburg, Professor Haley
taught English and Mathematics for nine years at the Mili-
tary Academy of Japan. He has traveled around the world
and has done much scientific work in Alaska for the Uni-
versity of California. Among interesting objects found
by Professor Haley at the Punuk Islands were two skulls
belonging to men of vastly different types and grades of de-
John C. Hull, principal of Fryeburg Academy, 1892-
1895, is now Speaker in the House of Representatives of
the Massachusetts Legislature.
C. C. Warren is State Senator.
E. Chandler Buzzell has a long record in the Maine
Always happy, always gay,
Always something nice to say.
One bright spot on a rainy day.
Bell Board 12, 3, 415 Basketball
13, 413 Secretary and Treasurer of
Class 11, 2, 3, 415 Student Council
1213 Chorus 11, 2, 3, 415 Piano Re-
cital 11, 215 Class Part, Gifts to Boys.
LUCILLE M. BALLARD
Have two strings to every bow.
If one breaks, the other will go.
Basketball 13, 41, Chorus, 11, 2, 3,
4b1g Track 13, 41, Prize Speaking
BEATRICE E. BEMIS
Good evening, fair moon, good evening to
I pray thee, dear moon, now show to me
The kind of a man my lover will be.
Enterecl F. A. Sept., 1925, from
Lovell High School, Chorus 13, 415
None knew her hut to love her,
None named her hut to praise.
Basketball 12, 3, 415 Debating 1415
Chorus 11, 2, 3, 415 Class Part, Class
K . 'S
ELEANOR R. BOWIE
Black were her eyes as the berry
That grows on the thorn by the wayside
Black yet how softly they gleamed
Beneath the brown shade of her tresses.
Entered F. A. from Hiram High
School Sept., 19255 Basketball 1413
Volley Ball 141g Music 13, 4.1
ELWIN B. BROOKS
All sorts of things and Weather
Must be taken in together.
Entered F. A. from Brownfield
High School Sept., 1926g Football
GRACE M. BRYAN
Be it better, be it worse,
I'll cling to him who had the purse.
Entered F. A, from Lovell High
School Sept., 19253 Senior Dramag
Chorus 141g Track 13.1
FLORENCE L. BRYANT
Thine eyes are springs, in Whose serene
And silent waters heaven is seen.
Typewriting Contest 13, 413 Track
A magnificent voice filled the audi-
Entered F. A. from Lovell High
School Sept., 19255 Football 13, 419
Debating 13, 413 First Speaker Prize
Division 1315 Debating Prize 1313
Track Team 1413 Bell Board 13, 41,
Senior Dramag Manager Baseball 14.1
FRED PHILIP ELA
What have I with love tn do?
Sterner cares my lot pursue.
Football Squad 11, 213 Baseball
Squad 111g Track 14.1
She was as wild as the billows that beat:
She was as fair as the breezes that blow.
Basketball 11, 2, 313 Freshmen
Prize Speakingg Track 1413 Senior
Dramag Prize Speaking 121, Class
Here stand I so small and trim,
Quick of eye, though small of limb.
Chorus 1215 Track 13, 4.1
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BEATRICE L. HALEY
If virtue can give happiness,
1 need not wish it you
For it is yours already.
Basketball 125g Chorus 11, 2, 3.5
Iiife I hold but idle breath,
NVhf-n love or honm"s weighed with
Basketball 12, 353 Orchestra 13, 455
Chorus 11, 2, 3, 455 Track 13, 4.5
VERA E. HANSCOM
True and tender, brave and Just,
That men might honor and women trust.
Music 11, 253 Chorus 11, 25, Track
1453 Typewritlng Contest 14.5
Full of deepest, truest thought
Doing' the very thing' she ought,
Storming in all good deeds.
Chorus 11, 2, 3, 453 Music Recital
2, 3, 453 Debating 13, 453 Track 13,
455 Second Latin Prize 1255 French
Prize 1353 Class Part, Valedictory.
GLADYS L. HEALD
To hiin she is a thing divine,
The inspiration of his line.
Entered F. A. from Westbrook
Seminary Sept., 19255 Orchestra 13
41g Chorus 14.1
I cannot meddle with another's business,
But I can and will make it my own.
Entered F. A. from Tilton Semi-
nary March, 19255 Chorus 12, 3, 41,
His voice was steady, low, and deep,
Like distant Waves when breezes sleep.
Senior Drama, Prize Speaking 11,
213 Chorus 1213 Track 14.1
LEURA E. HILL
She has two eyes so soft and brown,
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. e ca e.
She gives a slide glance and looks down,
Trust her not, she is fooling thee,
Basketball 11, 2, 3, 413 Captain
Basketball 1413 Chorus 11, 2, 3, 413
Prize Speaking 12, 31, Senior Drama
141, Track 14.1
MILDRED J. HILL
Oh VVom:.m! In your hours of ease,
Uncertain, coy, and hard to please.
Basketball 13, 413 Chorus 12, 3, 415
Track 13, 415 Secretary and Treas-
urer Commercial Club 141g Senior
Drama 11, 315
Ever, while I live, l'll choose an ad-
mirer Whose faults can be hid by winking
Entered F. A. from Lovell High
School Sept., 19253 Senior Drama.
DONALD W. McKEEN
And yet we'll bet he is never afraid
For he drifts where the best of them go,
In his hand is clenched his 15 cents
On to the drug store, and the harem, we
Football 11, 2, 3, 415 Track 13, 41g
Senior Drama, Prize Speaking 1, 313
Bell Board 13, 4.1
RUTH W. PETERSON
'Tis not her sense-for sure in that
'I'here's nothing more than common:
And all her Wit is only chat,
Like any other woman.
Piano Recital 11, 2, 315 Chorus 11,
2, 3, 41, Basketball 12, 415 President
Girls' Athletic Association 12, 3, 413
Asst. Manager of Bell 13.1
Da11gl1te1', thy words are not idle:
Nor are they to me without meaning.
Student Council 11, 2.1
THEODORE S. POTTLE
The widowed turtles matt-hless die,
'Phe phoenix is hut oneg
They seek no loves-no more will I-
I'd rather dwell alone.
Freshman Circus, Chorus 12.1
STANLEY P. QUINN
"I am drunk with love," he said,
"And Cupid holds the cup."
A week later he was wed
And the next day he sohered up.
Basketball 12, 3, 415 Captain Bas-
ketball 131g Football 11, 2, 3, 413 Cap-
tain Football 1313 Baseball 11, 2, 3,
415 Wrestling 13, 41g Track 1415
Bell Board 12, 3, 415 Senior Dramag
Debating 141g Vice-President of
Class 11, 2, 3, 41g Glee Club 1313
Chorus 11, 2, 3, 413 Prize Speaking
GEORGE RONALD SHAW
I was short when I was little and l've
Imeen short ever since.
Football 1415 Basketball 13, 419
Baseball 13, 41g Chorus 11.1
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Strong and wholesome, merry and gay,
A girl you might love any day.
Entered F. A. from Montpelier
Seminary March, 1927.
BEATRICE G. THOMPSON
Some love-lorn fay she might have been
Or in romance some spell-bound queen.
Piano Recital fl, 2, 3, 413 Bell
Board 13, 419 Vice-President of Com-
mercial Club f413 Chorus 11, 2, 3, 4.1
Archly the maiden smiled, and with
eyes o'er running with laughter said in a
tremulous voice, "NVhy don't you speak
for yourself, John?"
Entered F. A. from Norwalk High
School Sept., 1926.
I love tranquil solitude,
And all that's quiet, wise, and good.
Entered F. A. from Hiram High
School Sept., 19255 Track 1413 Chorus
The-re was an owl who lived in an oak:
The more he saw, the less he spoke.
The less he spoke, the more he heard,
I can't weep like this Wise old bird.
PHILIP M. WEBB
He was stately, young, and tall
Dreaded in battle, and loved in hall.
Football 1, 2, 3, 43 Captain Foot-
ball 1413 Basketball 12, 3, 413 Base-
ball 11, 2, 3, 413 Captain Baseball 1415
Senior Dramag Prize Speaking 1313
Wrestling 13, 41Q Chorus 11, 2, 3, 411
President Senior Class 11, 2, 3, 413
Bell Boa1'd 141g Glee Club 13.1
If it is not seemly he does it notg
If it is not true he speaks it not.
Football 13, 41g Manager Football
13, 413 Basketball 13, 415 Captain
Basketball 1413 Track 13, 413 Presi-
dent Varsity Club 1413 Chorus 1213
Business Manager of Bell 13, 413
Zenlior Drama, Class Part, Gifts to
THE ACADEMY BELL
Best Mixer-Esther Baker.
Class Shark-Averil Harnden.
Most Versatile-Brooks Eastman.
Class Baby-Gladys Heald.
Sleepiest Person-Stanley Quinn.
Class Grind-Ruth Ela.
Class Flirt-Anna Tilly.
Most Energetic-Pearl Haley.
Class Mechanic-Theodore Pottle.
Biggest Bluffer-Donald McKeen.
Wittiest Person-Charles Hill.
Best Looking Boy-John Weston.
Best Looking' Girl-Anna Tilly.
Most Athletic Boy-Stanley Quinn.
Most Athletic Girl-Leura Hill.
Best Sport-Lucille Ballard.
Best Dancer-Leura Hill.
Best Dressed Boy-Stanley Quinn.
Best Dressed Girl-Anna Tilly.
Class Sheik-Elwin Brooks.
Most Popular Boy-John Weston.
Most Popular Girl-Esther Baker.
Most Talkative Person-Gordon Heard.
Class Scrapper-Charles Hill.
Most Religious Person-Roger Wadsworth
Teacher's Pet-Leura Hill.
Boys' Basket Ball Team
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PHILIP WEBB, Captain. JOHN WESTON, Manageo
Oct. 2 Norway at Norway.
Oct. 9 Bridgton High School at Fryeburg.
Oct. 16 Berwick Academy at Berwick.
Oct. 21 Hebron Reserves at Fryeburg.
Oct. 30 Kennett at Conway.
Nov. 6 Bridgton Academy at Fryeburg.
At the beginning of the season six letter men and sev-
other promising recruits reported to Coach Anketell
With this material Coach Anketell turned out one of the
best teams Fryeburg ever had, losing only one game out
of six. Much credit is to be given to Coach Anketell for
his work in producing such a team. We sincerely hope
that he will be at Fryeburg another year to produce even
a better team.
The first game of the season was played with Norway
High School at Norway. The game was very slow, partly
on account of the muddy field and partly because it was the
first game. The score was 7-6 in Fryeburg's favor.
Following this game was the game with Bridgton High
School and Fryeburg kept its name on the winning list by
the score of 12-0. The individual play of Quinn and Bal-
lard of Fryeburg, and Berry of Bridgton, were the fea-
For the next game F. A. journeyed to Berwick to play
Berwick Academy. The trip was a hard one and the play-
ers were tired when they arrived. After a very slow start
in which Berwick gained a touchdown, F. A. got going and
scored two, winning the game 12-6. Quinn and Anketell
were the outstanding players.
THE ACADEMY BELL 49
Next, the Hebron Reserves invaded Fryeburg very con-
fident, but were defeated 6-0. This was the best game to
date. Every man on the Fryeburg team was invincible on
the defense while Quinn led the team on the offense. The
Hebron team showed good sportsmanship and played a very
Finally Fryeburg reached the game which is the most
important one of the year, Kennett High School. Although
it has been customary to beat Kennett's football team every
year, there is always quite a lot of excitement over the
game. Our New Hampshire rivals went into training
camp, hired a coach, and did about everything else in order
to win this game, but to no avail. Fryeburg beat them, 12-7 .
The feature of the game was Anketell's fifty-yard run, al-
though the whole Fryeburg team played Well.
Last came the big game with Bridgton Academy.
Bridgton Academy won the state championship this year in
football. Their line averaged two hundred pounds. Frye-
burg fought as only a team could fight, but were pushed
again and again by the more experienced and heavier Bridg-
ton team. Fryeburg scored their only touchdown in the
final quarter against Bridgton's strong team. The touch-
down was made possible by a long pass from Anketell to
Smith. Smith, Weston, Eastman and Blake were the out-
standing men for Fryeburg. The score was 32-6. A
On November 12 the annual football banquet given by
the girls of the Academy was held in the vestry.
This completes the football season. Much credit must
be given to the line which enabled the backfield to rush to
victory in these games. In every game the individual work
of the line from end to end was a big factor in the team.
Perkins played a good game at center in almost every
game. His offensive and defensive Work was exceptional.
He will be one of the best centers in the state next year.
Eastman and Buzzell played a wonderful game at guard all
season. Their best game was played against Bridgton
Academy when they broke through their defense and broke
up their plays time after time.
Blake and McKeen were two of the best tackles that
we have had in school. Very seldom did a play go through
tackle but what they smeared it up. Smith and Weston
were very creditable ends. Their best game was with
Bridgton Academy. Smith caught a forty-yard pass and
ran a number of yards for a touchdown, making Fryeburg's
50 THE ACADEMY BELL
JOHN WESTON, Captain COACH ANKETELL, Manager
Having lost the services of our last year's coach the
team was anxious about the new one and so all eyes were
turned to Coach Anketell. But soon the team saw that Mr.
Anketell could fill the shoes of our former coach very
creditably. In fact, his team this year was much better
than the team under our former coach. At the start of the
season a large sized squad turned out and soon the Coach
saw that he had a great deal of material to work with and
at once he set about and made up a team that Fryeburg
Academy should be proud of.
Team of 1927 Coach Anketell
Anketell, rf Substitutes:
Weston, lf Emerson, rf
Blake, c Ballard, lf
Quinn, rg Eastman, c
Webb, lg Smith, rg
The Academy opened its season with the Alumni. The
Academy was without their regular forward, "Ted" Anke-
tell, and were defeated 21-20.
The next game was played with Brownfield High
School in which F. A. was easily the victor. Coach Anke-
tell used the second team practically all the second half.
Weston and Quinn were the high point scorers, each mak-
ing five fioor goals. The score was 31-17.
The next game was played with Bartlett High School at
Fryeburg. This also resulted in an easy victory for Frye-
burg. Blake was the high point man, making 19 points.
The score was 46-13.
Following this game Fryeburg Academy played the
strong Kappa Sigma team of Bowdoin College. This was a
closely fought contest all the way through and it was not
ggtillthe final whistle blew that Fryeburg won. The score:
Next in line came Bridgton High School in which they
were defeated 29-21. This was rather a slow game. Blake
led the F. A. team with five baskets.
Still playing at home F. A. met and defeated Parsons-
field Seminary in a very fast game by a score of 35-10.
Blake and Weston were the featuring players for Fryeburg.
Playing our first game away from home with Kennett
High School was a rather easy success. Kennett was out-
classed in all departments of the game. Weston was high
THE ACADEMY BELL 51
point man for Fryeburg. The crowd was the feature for
Kennett. The score was 22-12.
Again traveling, Fryeburg met and defeated Parsons-
iield in a rough but interesting game. Blake was the high
point man, making twenty-five points. The sportsmanship
of the Par. Sem. boys was a credit to their school. The
Fryeburg suffered its first defeat at the hands of Lin-
coln Academy. After traveling all day a tired basketball
team attempted to win from Lincoln Academy without suc-
cess. Brewer of Lincoln was the star of the game, making
eleven baskets from the floor. The score was 47-23.
With the loss of its star center and regular forward,
Fryeburg was defeated by Bridgton High School at Bridg-
ton. The score was 27-15.
Breaking into the winning column again F. A. defeated
Kennett 27-14. Quinn was the star for Fryeburg.
Next, Fryeburg journeyed to Bartlett and won an easy
game from Bartlett High School. Blake was the high
scorer for F. A., making nine baskets.
This was unexpectedly the last game of the season. F.
A. expected to play Bridgton Academy the following Friday
but the game was cancelled by Bridgton.
SUMMARY or POINTS
Baskets Fouls Points
Capt. Weston, lf 37 9 83
Anketell, rf 18 5 41
Blake, c 52 12 116
Quinn, rg 27 8 62
Webb, lg 1 5 7
Mr. Dole, the wrestling instructor, started his season
with a large class. Many thanks must be given to Mr.
Dole for sacrificing his valuable time in order to teach the
students the rudiments of wrestling. Mr. Dole was captain
of the Yale wrestling team while in college and is very
competent in his handling of the students. We hope that
Mr. Dole will continue his work at the Academy next year,
and that more interest will be shown by the students.
This year Fryeburg Academy sent a relay team to the
Bowdoin meet. Although they were defeated in a tri-
angular meet with Cony and Skowhegan, they obtained
52 THE ACADEMY BELL
enough material for us to look forward to a good track team
this spring. The relay team consisting of Anketell, Weston,
Ballard and Andrews, ran a very good race in spite of their
Also Roger Wadsworth who entered in the mile in the
same meet showed promise of being one of the best milers
in the state.
This spring there will be a number of track meets and
we feel sure that Coach Anketell's charges will take a good
many of these meets.
The baseball prospects are very good this year. With
Mr. LaCasce and Mr. Larrabee in charge of the material,
they ought to turn out one of the best teams Fryeburg
Academy has ever had. The material this year is ex-
ceptionally good, with Quinn, Webb, Blake, H. Blake, Smith,
Ballard, Perkins, Emerson and Littlefield as veterans. The
pitching staff includes N. Blake, Emerson. The coaches
have also been trying out H. Ballard and L. Hurd in the
box. Both of them will go well with a little experience.
Smith and H. Ballard are being tried out on second
base and both are showing a good brand of baseball. Leon
Ballard is showing his usual style of baseball both in the
field and at the bat. Littlefield is hitting well and is going
"good" behind the bat. The outfield consisting of Quinn,
Anketell, H. Blake, shows up to be one of the fastest, hard-
hitting aggregations in the state.
Leura E. Hill, Captain. Viola Bowker, Manager.
This year the girls' basketball team was not as success-
ful as last year, but nevertheless good sportsmenship and
school spirit was shown throughout the season.
The girls' varsity team consisted of the following:
Ethel Hall, rf
Esther Pike, lf
Viola Bowker, c
Marcia Berry, c
Leura Hill, rg
Pauline Adams, lg
Caroline Gannon, rg
Lucille Ballard, lg
Sarah Stearns, rf
Charlotte Wentworth, lf
Ruth Peterson, rg
Doris Bragdon, rg
Lillian Smith, c
Ruth Mills, rf
THE ACADEMY BELL 53
Our first game was played in our Gymnasium with
Porter High School. We Won an easy game with a score
The second game was also in our Gymnasium with
Westbrook. It was a hard game and Westbrook won 34-22.
Our third game was played at Kennett High School.
The game was rough and most of the points Were scored by
fouls. Kennett won 34-16.
The next game Was at home with Bridgton High
School. We Won 32-17.
Our last game was played With Kennett on our home
floor. Hard and clean fighting was shown on both sides.
The game came out 37-18 in favor of Kennett.
After each game a luncheon was served for the teams
at the Alumni House.
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Gray, in clothing store: "I want a shirt."
Salesman: "Tents are found in the basement."
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SPEAKING OF NOTABLES
Wadsworth's a poet
Every one knows it
For his feet surely show it
Pk PII Pk Ik
Teacher: "Define 'index'."
Student: "Well- that is the part of the book which
tells where the rest of the book is."
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Distinction in laughs: "No, that isn't Thelma 'cause she
Pk PK :F Pk
Gordon Heard at dinner: "Please stop kicking me under
Pk Pk Pl! bk
CHeard in Algebral Mister: "If it takes Hill two days
to do a certain job and it takes Perkins three days to do the
same job, how long would it take the two of them together
to do it ?"
Littlefield: "Two weeks."
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Helen Eastman: "I have got so I can throw the ball
without hurting my feet."
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Charlie Hill: "Would my brother's wife's sister be my
THE ACADEMY BELL 55
Gordon Heard so they say
Goes a courting night and day
Sword and pistol by his side
He will take Gladys Steve
For his bride
Oh doctor, doctor, can you tell
What will make
Poor Gladys well
She is sick and apt to die
And that would make
Poor Gordon cry.
Ik wk lk Pk
Ted Anketell: "Say Normie, when you get out of school
you can get a good job with feet like yours."
Normie: "What doing, Ted ?"
Ted: "Putting out forest fires."
lk wk ak 14
Young Bonney to Ted Pottle who's running down the
street: "Hey Ted, what are you running for?"
Pottle: 'Tm running to stop a fight."
Bonney: "Who's fighting ?"
Pottle: "Me and another fellow were."
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Mr. up in history: "Name an important invention since
Ann Tilly: "Sewing machines."
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Ted Anketell reading in Civil Gov.: "The Democrats in
the west believe ini-- Santa Claus."
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Miss Farris QSenior Englishl : "What is the capital of
B. Eastman, brilliantly: "Sweden"
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WOULDN'T IT BE FUNNY
If Stan Quinn and Miss Harnden agreed on any one
suggestion made during a class meeting?
If no one ever spoke to Esther Pike?
If Farnham Brooks was ever serious?
If Billy closed her mouth when she laughed?
If Ted Anketell got a marcel?
If Ludy ever stopped singing?
If Ted Bourne got to class on time?
56 THE ACADEMY BELL
The boy stood on the burning deck.
His face was black and blue,
He jumped into the sea darn quick
'Cause the fire burnt his panties too.
Pk Ill Bk Bk
Little Miss Muffett sat on a tuffet
Drinking a bottle of Rye.
The stuff was strong
And it wasn't long
Before she could see double with each eye.
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fln Commercial Englishl Miss Johnson: "Decline 'I',
Hill: "I am, you are, he is."
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QBookkeeping IIJ Miss Coburn: "Notice that the jour-
nal has three columns on each side."
Pete Shaw: "That is so it will balance, Miss Coburn."
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CFrench IIID Miss Lowe: "What are the principal parts
of the verb 'do', Eastman."
Eastman: "Do, doing, did."
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Found in Brewer's Diary: "P. S. took a bath."
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F. Brooks: "Miss Farris, may I go into the oiiice to
get some pen for my ink?"
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Heard in Latin: "The principal part of the verb scio:
scio, sciri, sceezi, sceezixf'
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Miss Farris Cafter seeing Rowe dodge a paper gliderj :
"Rowe, what do you think you're doing ?"
Rowe: "Well, I had to duck or get spearedf'
Miss Farris: "Oh, I forgot that this was the time of
year that they spear suckers."
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CAN YoU IMAGINE
Bourne equipped in class with pencil and paper?
Allen not dressed up?
F. Brooks not cracking a joke?
Leah not chewing gum?
Seavey playing football?
E. Guptill studying?
THE ACADEMY BELL 57
In what month does the Fourth of July come?
How far is it to the iive mile bridge?
Who invented the Morse telegraph?
How long did the thirty-years War last?
Who led the Army in Grant's campaign?
Who wrote Mi1ton's "Paradise Lost ?"
Where do the Russians come from?
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The Freshman class is full of pep,
The Sophomores have to watch their stepg
The J izniors may lack the fat,
But the Seniors have enough of that.
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Mr. Larrabee Qin Commercial Law during a Written
lessonh : "Miss Bryan, just pass that paper in under seal."
Miss Bryan: f'What ?"
Mr. Larrabee: "Stick your gum on the corner of that
paper and draw a circle around it."
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WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF
Esther Baker stopped giggling?
Averil Harnden should Hunk?
Ann Tilly should lose her vanity case?
Roger Wadsworth stopped writing verses?
Robert Smith said anything serious?
Charles Hill stopped grinning?
Lucille Ballard stopped flirting?
Helen Pike stopped drawing pictures?
Donald McKeen stopped bluffing?
Stanley Quinn stopped dreaming?
Mildred Hill should keep still two minutes?
Beatrice Thompson said something worth while?
Phil Webb loaf his sense of humor?
Esther Charl s lost her dimples?
Gordon Heard stopped talking?
Ruth Peterson asked a sensible question?
Brooks Eastmf 1 stopped being saucy?
John Weston was undigniiied?
58 THE ACADEMY BELL
To OUR EXCHANGE FRIENDS
We wish to express our appreciation for all the school
papers which We have received, and for the helpful hints
found therein. We hope to have many new Exchange
friends another year, and invite the old ones to come again.
"The Caducensf' Norway High School, Norway, Maine.
The Literary Department of your paper is excellent, and
your jokes give us many a laugh. Wouldn't a few pictures
be an addition?
"The Meteor," Berlin High School, Berlin, N. H. We
wish to congratulate you on your well arranged paper.
Your Literary Department gives evidence of talent among
"The Echof' Lisbon High School, Lisbon, N. H. An
interesting paper. Jokes are fine. Why not add a few
cuts and photographs?
"The Wreath," Potter Academy, Sebago, Maine. You
have an interesting paper. "Time Will Tell" is worthy of
"The Meguntieookf' Camden High School, Camden,
Maine. A splendid paper. Congratulations on your Ex-
change Departmentg it is cleverly written. Poems are fine.
"The High School Herald," Westfield High School,
Westfield, Mass. Exchanges are well written. May we
suggest a few photographs?
- "The Par-Sem," Parsonsfield Seminary, North Par-
sonsfield, Maine. A very enjoyable paper. We are glad to
have you on our exchange list.
"The Leavitt Angelus," Leavitt Institute, Turner Cen-
ter, Maine. An interesting paper. The Editorial and Lit-
erary Departments are good. Why not add a few photo-
Kennett High School, Conway, N. H.
Bridgton Academy, North Bridgton, Maine.
Don Academy, Franconia, N. H.
Melrose High School, Melrose, Mass.
Y T- 5
H. A. D. HURD
PIANO, ORGAN, HARMONY, APPRECIATION
Supervisor of Music in Public Schools
Organist First Congregational Church
Hardware, Kitchen Furnishing, Piping, Heating and
Agent for the
FAMOUS GLENWOOD RANGES AND HEATERS
Special Attention Given to Job Work
DR. NORMAN CHARLES THURLOW
Fryeburg, - - Maine
THE ROGER PAUL JORDAN STUDIO
A complete stock of standard and hand carved frames.
Portland, 193 Middle Street, Maine
While you are in town give us a call
WE ARE RUNNING A FIRST CLASS ICE CREAM
PARLOR AND RESTAURANT
Ice Cream both Wholesale and retail
No orders too large to fill
E. O. .IEWETT
Fryeburg, ---- Maine
FRYEBURG FRUIT COMPANY
JOSEPH SOLARI, Proprietor
Skillings Sz Johnson
MEATS AND GROCERIES
Fryeburg, ---- Maine
Look your best by visiting
FRYEBURG BEAUTY SHOP
Marcelling Shampooing Manicuring
Bobbing Water Waving Hairdressing
Facial and Scalp Treatments
Telephone 34-2 IDA FARRIS
Telephone Connection Fishing Tackle
FRANK A. RIDLON
PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES
Harrison, - - - Maine
Leslie Stearns Fred Kimball Barnes Walker
STEARNS, KIMBALL Sz WALKER
"We Know Our Groceries"
Lovell and Center Lovell, Maine
CONWAY BOX COMPANY
PAY LESS AND DRESS BETTER
We are showing a very fine line of Men's and Young Men's
Suits, Top Coats, Trousers, Sport Sweaters and Shoes.
A full line of Graduation Suits and Furnishings.
All ready for your inspection.
FRYEBURG CLOTHING CO.
Fryeburg, ---- Maine
FRYEBURG MONUMENTAL WORKS
Smith Street, Fryeburg, Maine
We are now prepared to furnish
MARBLE AND GRANITE MONUMENTS
in the latest designs, also
Tablets, Markers and Memorials of all Kinds
If interested we shall be pleased to show you our designs
and quote prices
CHESTER C. EASTMAN FRANK A. HILL, Props.
JAMES W. EASTMAN
FANCY GROCERIES, MEATS AND PROVISIONS
Hardware, Sporting Goods, Shipper of Potatoes
Tobacco, Cigars, Fruit, Confectionery
Fryeburg, - Maine
When in need of
SHEETROCK, UPSON BOARD, CELOTEX, ROOFINGS
or any other kind of
J. L. GIBSON 8z CO., INC.
North Conway, N. H.
FRYEBURG ELECTRIC LIGHT CO.
LIGHT, HEAT AND POWER
C. T. LADD CO.
Boots and Shoes Men's Furnishings
Automobile Supplies Sporting Goods
Pure Drugs, Medicines
Drug Sundries Toilet Articles Stationery
Agents for Apollo Chocolates
All Prescriptions Compounded
C. T. Ladd Co.
A. C. PENDEXTER H. L. PERKINS
Fryeburg, - - Maine
PERKINS 85 PENDEXTER
Fryeburg, - - Maine
LINCOLN, FORD, FORDSON SALES AND SERVICE
Pennsylvania Vacuum Cup Tires and Tubes
Complete Stock of Genuine Ford Parts
A Co-educational School Founded in 1794
College, General, Music, Commercial
For terms, address
E. 0. LaCasce, Fryeburg, Maine
ADVERTISE IN AND SUPPORT
THE FRYEBURG REPORTER
A Really Modern Print Shop
S. H. NICHOLSON
GALVANIZED ROOFING, STOVES AND RANGES
PAINTS, VARNISHES, FLOOR COVERINGS
AND WALL BOARD
FIDELITY TRUST CO.
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
"THE SPORTING GOODS STORE"
Tennis Sweat Shirts
Golf Sport Clothing
Track Sport Hose
Headquarters for School Athletic Supplies
THE JAMES BAILEY COMPANY
264 Middle Street, - - Portland, Maine
THE SHAW BUSINESS COLLEGE
LAUNDRESS AND MAID ALL IN ONE
Here's a service that makes you free, indeed. Washing,
starching, and ironing, everything furnished in perfect
taste, ready to put away or use.
Try our Finished Family Work
WHITE MOUNTAIN LAUNDRY
Edward E. Hastings Hugh W. Hastings
HASTINGS 8z SON
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Notary Public Justice of the Peace
GEORGE W. WESTON
Live Stock, Hemlock Bark and Pulp Wood
ROY A. SNOW
Dura Water Pumps Electrical Supplies of all Kinds
Fryeburg, ---- Maine
CONWAY MOTOR COMPANY
AUTHORIZED SALES FORD AND SERVICE STATION
Conducting every Branch of Garage Business
Conway, N. H. ---- Phone Conway 11
W. W. TOWLE
RICHARD F. CHASE
BREEDER OF PURE BRED
Pequawket Trail No. 113
West Baldwin, - Maine
DRS. G. H. Sz J. N. SHEDD
North Conway, N. H.
CLASS OF 1927
CLASS OF 1928
CLASS OF 1929
CLASS OF 1930
CLASS OF 1924
P. S. BROWN
Gasoline, Kerosene, and High Grade Motor Oils
Telephone 5-6 Oxford Street
"THE NEW CURIOSITY SHOP"
Early American Furniture
Harriet A. Pike Ruth Lee Glines
F. B. PENDEXTER
Brownfield, ---- Maine
Picture Copying of all Sizes
Picture Frames of all Descriptions
Films Developed and Printed Enlargernents
All Work Guaranteed First Class
W. P. EMERSON
O I L G A S
Fryeburg, - - Maine
YE OLDE INN
Fryeburg, - - - Maine
CATERING TO MOTORISTS
Home-like and Comfortable
Telephone for Reservations
BLANCHE S. PAGE, Hostess
A Summer Camp for Girls on
SEBAGO LAKE, South Casco, Maine
All land and Water sports. Free horseback riding every day
with expert instructor. Ocean trip. "Gypsy trip" to the
White Mountains. Arts and crafts. Dramatics. Every
care for each girl.
For illustrated booklet address
Mrs. Elroy O. LaCasce, The Frye House, Fryeburg, Maine
EAGLE MOUNTAIN HOUSE
Jackson, N. H.
Cottages to Rent
Jeweler to the Sophomore Class of Fryeburg Academy
L. G. BALFOUR COMPANY
Manufacturing Jewelers 8: Stationers, Attleboro, Mass
ASK ANY COLLEGE GREEK
FRY EBURG TAVERN
Main Street, Fryeburg, Maine
Newly opened by
W. H. IRISH
ASA O. PIKE
Fryeburg, - - - Maine
THE HOWARD HOTEL
Bartlett, New Hampshire
White Mountains, - - Jackson, N. H.
Opens June 16th to October 15th
STEAM HEAT PRIVATE BATHS
GOLF, TENNIS, HORSEBACK RIDING
Convenient to Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire
Boys, and Girls, Camps
F. M. GRAY, Mgr.
Four Year Professional Courses In
ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
Leading to the Bachelor's Degree.
THE COOPERATIVE PLAN
Alternate study in college and practice in the indus-
tries under supervision affords the student an oppor-
tunity to earn a considerable part of his college ex-
Students admitted to the Freshman Class in Septem-
ber or January may be ready for the Sophomore
Work before the following September.
Catalog and information sent upon request.
Department of Admissions
Milton J. Schlagenhauf, Director
Boston, 17, Massachusetts.
Each Graduate should have an
WOODSIDE GIFT SHOP
Fryeburg, ---- Maine
THE WOODSIDE DRY GOOD STORE
Fryeburg, ---- Maine
Smocks, Pure Silk Underwear, Silk Hosiery
NEW RAYON DRESS GOODS
S. H. HARRIMAN CO.
Spiral, Beaded and Plain Dowels
THE JOLLY GINGER SNAP
A GARDEN HOUSE FOR TEA
CLIFTON H. HILL
M. J. CHAPMANP F F
Fryeburg, - - - Maine
MANUFACTURER and DEALER in
Harness and Horse Furnishing Goods
REFINISHING and MATTRESS RENOVATING
GEORGE D. EMERY
East Side, - - - Conway, N. H.
"The Academy Laundress"
J OE'S GARAGE
JOSEPH BEMIS, Prop.
Dodge Bros. Service Station
Repair work of all kinds
Smith Street, - - - Fryeburg, Maine
Compliments of Compliments of
PACIFIC TEA CO. JOHN W. KERR
GEORGE O. WARREN
DRY GOODS, BOOTS and SHOES
Furnishings in General
Artists' Materials . Magazines Photographic Supplies
Fryeburg, ---- Maine
GLENN C. BEMIS
DEALER IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE
Agency for Fyr-Fiter Fire Extinguishers
Telephone 123-4, Lovell
H. W. MESERVE
A FRIEND A FRIEND
Compliments of Compliments of
A FRIEND A FRIEND
FRYEBURG MOTOR COMPANY
General Motor Car Service
Tires and Tubes Gas and Oil
J OCKEY CAP LODGE
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WESTERN MAINE FOREST NURSERY
Trees for Forest Planting
Fryeburg, - - Maine
"Dartmouth College is a little college,
but there are those who love her."
CFrom Daniel Webster's masterly
plea before the Supreme Court of the
United States in the "Dartmouth College
PF 44 Dk 14
"Fryeburg Academy is not a large Academy,
but we love and trust her."
-Albion A. Perry
MAUD M. IRISH
THE GIFT SHOP
Gordon and Ruby Ring Hosiery
Portland Street, - - Fryeburg, Maine
A. SHIRLEY E. A. SHIRLEY
Dealers in Sanitary Milk and Cream
Fryeburg, ---- Maine
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