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Class Statistics . . . Athletics .... Jokes ....... Exchanges ..... Advertisements . . . THE ACADEMY BELL Vol. XXXVIII Fryeburg, Maine No. 1 Editorial Board Editor-in-Cliie f ESTHER BAKER, '27 Assistant Editors BROOKS EASTMAN, '27 ROBERT LITTLEFIELD, '28 Athletics LEURA HILL, '27 PHILIP WEBB, '27 Exchanges Alumni BEATRICE THOMPSON, '27 PEARL HALEY, '27 Art AVERIL HARNDEN, '27 STANLEY QUINN, '27 Jokes 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 Faculty Advisers MISS LOWE MISS COBURN 6 THE ACADEMY BELL -::::::::::::::::,e:::.'0:::- Editorials -::::e::::::::::::: DEBATING 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. COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT In the last year the Commercial Department has in- creased almost twice its size. The Department is giving a THE ACADEMY BELL 7 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 awards: Underwood Royal 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 regular order. 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. GYMNASIUM CLASSES 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- operation. 8 THE ACADEMY BELL y Music 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 last year. Long live the music department of Fryeburg Academy! A. Harnden. mm V V Y l H W -2- 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. FRESHMAN SOCIAL 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 year. IO THE ACADEMY BELL BOWDOIN-MAINE FOOTBALL GAME On Saturday, November sth, most of the faculty and many of the students attended the Bowdoin-Maine game in Brunswick. FooTBALL BANQUET 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- chestra. COMPOSERS' EVENING 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 compositions. A GIFT 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- don Hall. 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- THE ACADEMY BELL ll two feet above the gymuasium floor and extends to the floor. 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. ACADEMY FAIR 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: Orchestra Christmas Fantasie ................., Mullen-Hurd Chorales "Golles Sohn ist kommen" . . . .. . Bach "Wie schom lenchett ...... Bach Prayer Scripture Lesson Cantata-"The King of Christmas" ............ Houlton "Prepare ye the way" .................... Chorus Cl 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 66 if ll "Praise Ye the Lord" ...................... Chorus "There is Room in my Heart" . .Soprano and Alto Duet "Come and Worship" ..................... Chorus Benediction A large crowd attended and a large silver offering was taken up. Much credit goes to our director, Mr. H. A. D. Hurd. 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, l2 THE ACADEMY BELL 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. 7 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. MINSTREL SHOW 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. PRINCIPAL 1888-92 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- THE ACADEMY BELL 13 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 complete success. 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 a unit. COMMERCIAL CLUB 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- 14 THE ACADEMY BELL 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 responsibility. 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. LATIN CLUB 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, THE ACADEMY BELL 15 Literatu 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. . ' 16 THE ACADEMY BELL 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 17 5. 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 town. 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 V1 age. The road running from Main street up by the Tavern THE ACADEMY BELL 17 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 miles. 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 outside. 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 every freshet. 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 lS THE ACADEMY BELL 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 Massachusetts. 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 swine drowned. 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- THE ACADEMY BELL 19 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 20 THE ACADEMY BELL 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, THE ACADEMY BELL 21 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 routine. 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 22 THE ACADEMY BELL 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 West again. 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. THE ACADEMY BELL 23 A LESSON 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 storing cotton. 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 24 THE ACADEMY BELL 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." "Ahem !" "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 see?" "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? THE ACADEMY BELL 25 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 mother's bedside. 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 unhappy girl. "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- 26 THE ACADEMY BELL 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 flag. 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 stands. 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. MEDIA NOCTE 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 interficamf' 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, "Ditto." Translation 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." THE ACADEMY BELL 27 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 there. 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. THE ACADEMY BELL 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. THE ACADEMY BELL 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 RANK CARDS 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 E CU cu E-4 .M Q CU v-4 H 'rn bi O Q 32 THE ACADEMY BELL -Jar: ::: : : ::::::: :::::::: :v Alumni Notes 1926 Helen Baker is attending Colby College. Daphine Barker is attending Farmington Normal School. 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- burg Academy. 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 Fryeburg Academy. Stephen Andrews is at his home in Lovell, Maine. Norman Blake is taking a Post Graduate Course at Fryeburg Academy. 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, Maine. Robert Smith is taking a Post Graduate Course at Fryeburg Academy. 1925 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 Maine. Arlene Webster is working in Winthrop, Mass. Robert Moulton is attending the University of Maine. Lyman Gray is attending the University of Maine. THE ACADEMY BELL 33 Noyce Shirley is attending the University of Maine. Carl Webster is attending the University of Maine. Leonard Buzzell is attending the University of Illi- nois. Chester Keefe is working at the Grand Trunk Railroad, Portland, Maine. 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. H. Clifford Hill is attending school in Vermont. Mrs. Lawrence Stone Knee Martha Irish! is living in Portland, Maine. 1924 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. 1923 Alice Ballard is attending Farmington Normal School. Clifford Gray is attending Bowdoin College. Percy Burnell is Working for the U. S. Trust Co., Frye- burg, Maine. 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 Maine. Mrs. R. E. Churchill Knee Marguerite Marstonj is liv- ing in Cornish, Me. Robert Eastman is attending the University of Maine. 1922 Francis Buzzell is at his home in Fryeburg Center. Olive Ballard is working in Portland, Maine. 1921 Harold Eastman is working in Lewiston, Maine. 1920 Gwendleen Brackett is at her home in Fryeburg, Maine. Mrs. Charles Weeman Knee Ethel Andrewsj is living in Littleton, N. H. Wellington Charles is at his home in Fryeburg, Maine. 1919 Hersey Webb is working in Philadelphia, Penn. Mrs. Sherman Allen Knee Mildred Merrillj is living in Norway, Maine. 1918 Mrs. Wendall McAllister Knee Helen Haleyj is living in Lovell, Maine. Earle Shirley is living at his home in East Conway, N. H. Mrs. Emily Steadman Knee Emily Walkerj is teaching school in Berlin, N. H. Harold Wentworth is living at his home in West Frye- burg, Maine. 1917 Merle Abbott is living at his home in Fryeburg, Maine. 1914 Harry Charles is living at his home in Fryeburg, Maine. Clifton Hill is living at his home in Fryeburg, Maine. Herbert Hurd is teaching Music at the Fryeburg Schools. 1913 Dr. Henry Lathrop Dyer is practicing at Parsonsiield's Hospital. Hester Eastman is teaching in Auburn, Maine. Robert Flint is living at his home in North Fryeburg I Maine. 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- velopment. 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 Legislature. Ball Team Ct Bask Girls' ESTHER BAKER H-Et!! 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 13-1 BEATRICE E. BEMIS HBee!9 Good evening, fair moon, good evening to thee: 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 Orchestra 14.1 MARCIA BERRY "Ma1'shie" 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 History. 10 ,-.A . iaapff' N iz 'V l I V K . 'S E 5: 14, . ,iq -Ho i ELEANOR R. BOWIE "Nellie" 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 "Tom" All sorts of things and Weather Must be taken in together. Entered F. A. from Brownfield High School Sept., 1926g Football Squad 14.1 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 nstu-I7-yn Thine eyes are springs, in Whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen. Typewriting Contest 13, 413 Track 14-1 BROOKS EASTMAN A magnificent voice filled the audi- torium. 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 lKPhiZ77 What have I with love tn do? Sterner cares my lot pursue. Football Squad 11, 213 Baseball Squad 111g Track 14.1 RUTH ELA 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 Part, Salutatory. MARY GROVER Here stand I so small and trim, Quick of eye, though small of limb. Chorus 1215 Track 13, 4.1 ha? 'A fm 5,91 .1 - 22,1 A A e is on 55: 4' ga 3' L W BEATRICE L. HALEY "Beds" If virtue can give happiness, 1 need not wish it you For it is yours already. Basketball 125g Chorus 11, 2, 3.5 PEARL HALEY Iiife I hold but idle breath, NVhf-n love or honm"s weighed with death. 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 AVERIL HARNDEN cfnrexs 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 "Siste1"' 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 GORDON HEARD 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, Senior Drama. CHARLES HILL "Charlie" 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 lKLZldy77 She has two eyes so soft and brown, T'1k -' 1' ' . e ca e. She gives a slide glance and looks down, Beware: Beware! 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 ujwiddyln 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 NELLIE LITTLEFIELD llNeZl!! Ever, while I live, l'll choose an ad- mirer Whose faults can be hid by winking at them. Entered F. A. from Lovell High School Sept., 19253 Senior Drama. DONALD W. McKEEN l4Macl7 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 know. Football 11, 2, 3, 415 Track 13, 41g Senior Drama, Prize Speaking 1, 313 Bell Board 13, 4.1 RUTH W. PETERSON "Pete" '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 HELEN PIKE npikyn Da11gl1te1', thy words are not idle: Nor are they to me without meaning. Student Council 11, 2.1 THEODORE S. POTTLE 4lTed!y 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 "Stan" "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 12-1 GEORGE RONALD SHAW "Pete" 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 1 3:9361-if S aff. . v , bl 1 02 1' ' 1: . Gr? 35, 5 fm ! 31 . . O' v',l5K,,i 652161 l n fag ra . . Q 'ggi T57 ' gf? nf' 1 . itil? we ,Q is A 1 1 P JY . A gm, rx :gh 415-ey ,mu , omit ,ww f vang? ' A - 1 V Q. V N Q-by I nf, ' . is 5? . a, ,.- 5,1- Gb aa v '- 53521 U14 ?. 0 'E 531 ll' 429.2- ,, V .wi nfl? QE GLADYS STEVES "Stealthy Steve" Strong and wholesome, merry and gay, A girl you might love any day. Entered F. A. from Montpelier Seminary March, 1927. BEATRICE G. THOMPSON UBee!7 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 ANNA TILLY ltAn1! 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. ROGER WADSWORTH scwaddyrx I love tranquil solitude, And all that's quiet, wise, and good. Entered F. A. from Hiram High School Sept., 19255 Track 1413 Chorus 3, 4.1 WILLIAM WALKER --Bm" 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 "Phil" 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 JOHN WESTON "Johnny" 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 lr s. THE ACADEMY BELL CLASS STATISTICS 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 eral - r 9 Q 0551- 42, f v ALL WV 1, Cmamm F' ir 31,321 GMA -101- 4' J cr. 49' 4' SBA?- BALL .DJJVHS BMG u P' 'Pr- E "X WO 'Ming C, r lg 'I S A H gl v? , 0 il- y, qs. an h 1 Kllll ,gc Ill" W 1 u-.4 6' kk'-1 , S-'v,.b'3" N- 1 lg Mx ---- n.,u. ju. I l,. lu'-1 .0 . -Xxl,.-l ' 'B is 'Vs-, ' QQ " 5 'Sw FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 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- tures. 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 clean game. 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 only touchdown. 50 THE ACADEMY BELL BASKETBALL 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 Blake, lg 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 score: 36-24. 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 WRESTLING 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. TRACK 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 defeat. 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. BASEBALL 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. GIRLS' BASKETBALL 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 Substitutes : Caroline Gannon, rg Lucille Ballard, lg Sarah Stearns, rf Charlotte Wentworth, lf Ruth Peterson, rg Doris Bragdon, rg Lillian Smith, c Ruth Mills, rf -1 THE ACADEMY BELL 53 Our first game was played in our Gymnasium with Porter High School. We Won an easy game with a score of 23-4. 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. p2 'ful 1 A' o 1 2-'3:12?.': pif,,1-if.. - .'-7.12:-:-25 .-:-311711-2:52.-:Q-11'-1'35:?'1l:-Y W f7Id'lEf!fJ!fRY Ef"' '- . -rw!-:-En 9: l - 1 Z X - ,OURSELVES -3-f' l4kf . .Z'f1,'i .,' 1 f bei U "U N Gray, in clothing store: "I want a shirt." Salesman: "Tents are found in the basement." PF vi' Sk Dk SPEAKING OF NOTABLES Wadsworth's a poet Every one knows it For his feet surely show it They're "Longfellows." 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." Pk Pl' bk Sk Distinction in laughs: "No, that isn't Thelma 'cause she laughs backwards." Pk PK :F Pk Gordon Heard at dinner: "Please stop kicking me under the table." 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." Pk :lf PF bk Helen Eastman: "I have got so I can throw the ball without hurting my feet." Pk Fl! SF Sli Charlie Hill: "Would my brother's wife's sister be my aunt?', 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." PF bk if SF Mr. up in history: "Name an important invention since 1860." Ann Tilly: "Sewing machines." ill 41 if lk Ted Anketell reading in Civil Gov.: "The Democrats in the west believe ini-- Santa Claus." FK Sk HF if Miss Farris QSenior Englishl : "What is the capital of Norway ?" B. Eastman, brilliantly: "Sweden" Sk 44 if bk 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. Pk Pk HK 4' fln Commercial Englishl Miss Johnson: "Decline 'I', Hill." Hill: "I am, you are, he is." Sk PF BF lk 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." wk HK Pk Sl' CFrench IIID Miss Lowe: "What are the principal parts of the verb 'do', Eastman." Eastman: "Do, doing, did." Ik wk Pk HK Found in Brewer's Diary: "P. S. took a bath." wk PF PK PK F. Brooks: "Miss Farris, may I go into the oiiice to get some pen for my ink?" lk Ik ik 2k Heard in Latin: "The principal part of the verb scio: scio, sciri, sceezi, sceezixf' PF IK PK 12 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." if Dk wk ik CAN YoU IMAGINE Bourne equipped in class with pencil and paper? Allen not dressed up? F. Brooks not cracking a joke? Gray reducing? Leah not chewing gum? Seavey playing football? E. Guptill studying? THE ACADEMY BELL 57 FRESHMAN QUESTIONS 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? Sk Sk Pk 41 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. Pk wk HF Bk 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." Pk lk Ill Pk 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 Exchanqes 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 your students. "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 mention. "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- graphs? Kennett High School, Conway, N. H. Bridgton Academy, North Bridgton, Maine. Don Academy, Franconia, N. H. Melrose High School, Melrose, Mass. 3 E cu aa A P' 'Fu CQ 8 1 pi' 'Q Y T- 5 m 51 H. A. D. HURD Teacher of PIANO, ORGAN, HARMONY, APPRECIATION Fryeburg Academy Supervisor of Music in Public Schools Organist First Congregational Church Fryeburg, Maine ELMER BRACKETT Dealer in Hardware, Kitchen Furnishing, Piping, Heating and Plumbing Agent for the FAMOUS GLENWOOD RANGES AND HEATERS Special Attention Given to Job Work DR. NORMAN CHARLES THURLOW DENTIST 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 Compliments of FRYEBURG FRUIT COMPANY JOSEPH SOLARI, Proprietor Fryeburg, Maine Skillings Sz Johnson MEATS AND GROCERIES Fryeburg, ---- Maine Telephone 40-2 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 HARDWARE PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES CONTRACTOR Harrison, - - - Maine Leslie Stearns Fred Kimball Barnes Walker Compliments of STEARNS, KIMBALL Sz WALKER GENERAL MERCHANDISE "We Know Our Groceries" Lovell and Center Lovell, Maine CONWAY BOX COMPANY Fryeburg, Maine 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 Anthracite Coal Fryeburg, - Maine Telephone 30 BUILDING MATERIAL When in need of SHEETROCK, UPSON BOARD, CELOTEX, ROOFINGS or any other kind of BUILDING MATERIAL -try.. J. L. GIBSON 8z CO., INC. North Conway, N. H. FRYEBURG ELECTRIC LIGHT CO. LIGHT, HEAT AND POWER C. T. LADD CO. DRUGGISTS 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 s LINCOLN, FORD, FORDSON SALES AND SERVICE Pennsylvania Vacuum Cup Tires and Tubes Complete Stock of Genuine Ford Parts Expert Service FRYEBURG ACADEMY A Co-educational School Founded in 1794 COURSES OFFERED: 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. COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT SAVINGS DEPARTMENT SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES Fryeburg, Maine "THE SPORTING GOODS STORE" Baseball Sweaters 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 Portland, Maine COURSES : Business Shorthand Secretarial 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 Fryeburg, Maine Telephone 10-11 GEORGE W. WESTON BUYER OF Live Stock, Hemlock Bark and Pulp Wood FRYEBURG, MAINE Telephone 16-13 ROY A. SNOW ELECTRICIAN 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 Compliments of W. W. TOWLE RICHARD F. CHASE BREEDER OF PURE BRED Oxford Downs Pequawket Trail No. 113 West Baldwin, - Maine Compliments of DRS. G. H. Sz J. N. SHEDD North Conway, N. H. Compliments of CLASS OF 1927 Compliments of CLASS OF 1928 Compliments of CLASS OF 1929 Compliments of CLASS OF 1930 Compliments of VARSITY CLUB Compliments of COMMERCIAL CLUB Compliments of LATIN CLUB Compliments of CLASS OF 1924 Compliments of EDITORIAL STAFF P. S. BROWN DEALER IN Gasoline, Kerosene, and High Grade Motor Oils Telephone 5-6 Oxford Street Fryeburg, Maine FRYEBURG STUDIO "THE NEW CURIOSITY SHOP" Early American Furniture Harriet A. Pike Ruth Lee Glines Fryeburg, Maine F. B. PENDEXTER PHOTOGRAPHER Brownfield, ---- Maine Picture Copying of all Sizes Picture Frames of all Descriptions Films Developed and Printed Enlargernents All Work Guaranteed First Class AUTO LIVERY W. P. EMERSON O I L G A S LIGHT REPAIRING FOX BROTHERS Fryeburg, - - Maine BUILDING MATERIALS GRAIN FEED FLOUR CEMENT AUTOMOBILE TIRES Telephone 7-2 YE OLDE INN Fryeburg, - - - Maine CATERING TO MOTORISTS Home-like and Comfortable Telephone for Reservations BLANCHE S. PAGE, Hostess WAWENOCK-OWAISSA 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. Capacity 125 Cottages to Rent FRATERNITY, COLLEGE and CLASS JEWELRY Commencement Announcements and Invitations 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 Compliments of ASA O. PIKE INSURANCE Fryeburg, - - - Maine THE HOWARD HOTEL Bartlett, New Hampshire GRAY,S INN White Mountains, - - Jackson, N. H. Opens June 16th to October 15th Accommodates 250 STEAM HEAT PRIVATE BATHS GOLF, TENNIS, HORSEBACK RIDING Convenient to Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire Boys, and Girls, Camps F. M. GRAY, Mgr. Northeastern University SCHOOLS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND ENGINEERING Four Year Professional Courses In BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE CIVIL ENGINEERING MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ADMINISTRATIVE ENGINEERING 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- penses. REGISTRATION 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. NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Department of Admissions Milton J. Schlagenhauf, Director Boston, 17, Massachusetts. Each Graduate should have an ACADEMY BANNER From the WOODSIDE GIFT SHOP Main Street Fryeburg, ---- Maine THE WOODSIDE DRY GOOD STORE Fryeburg, ---- Maine Smocks, Pure Silk Underwear, Silk Hosiery NEW RAYON DRESS GOODS Dresses-Silk, Rayon S. H. HARRIMAN CO. MANUFACTURERS OF Spiral, Beaded and Plain Dowels THE JOLLY GINGER SNAP In Fryeburg A GARDEN HOUSE FOR TEA CLIFTON H. HILL ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR M. J. CHAPMANP F F Fryeburg, - - - Maine MANUFACTURER and DEALER in Harness and Horse Furnishing Goods Repairing done UPHOLSTERING REFINISHING and MATTRESS RENOVATING Workmanship Guaranteed GEORGE D. EMERY East Side, - - - Conway, N. H. MRS. HUTCHINS "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 A FRIEND Compliments of Compliments of ATLANTIC Sz PACIFIC TEA CO. JOHN W. KERR GEORGE O. WARREN DRY GOODS, BOOTS and SHOES Furnishings in General School Supplies Artists' Materials . Magazines Photographic Supplies Fryeburg, ---- Maine GLENN C. BEMIS Fryeburg, Maine DEALER IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE Agency for Fyr-Fiter Fire Extinguishers Telephone 123-4, Lovell Compliments of A FRIEND Compliments of Compliments of H. W. MESERVE Compliments of A FRIEND A FRIEND Compliments of Compliments of A FRIEND A FRIEND Compliments of A FRIEND Compliments of A FRIEND Accessories Batteries FRYEBURG MOTOR COMPANY Fryeburg, Maine General Motor Car Service Wrecking Car Tires and Tubes Gas and Oil J OCKEY CAP LODGE TOURIST CAMPS Fryeburg, Maine n MY V-V 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 Case." 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 Ladies' Furnishings Gordon and Ruby Ring Hosiery Portland Street, - - Fryeburg, Maine A. SHIRLEY E. A. SHIRLEY SHIRLEY BROS. Dealers in Sanitary Milk and Cream Fryeburg, ---- Maine Telephone 25-12 1- .15 -, X., .,-, Lu-. -, ..:', . 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