Fryeburg Academy - Academy Bell Yearbook (Fryeburg, ME)
- Class of 1929
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Editorial Board ............
An Appreciation .................,
Bleacher Athletics .....................
Value of a School Paper ..............
An Appreciation of Athletics
The Doughnut Tree ......................
Commercial Department ..................
Oxford County ..............................
A Row of Girls at the Movies
James J. Audubon .................,......
Nature Is Filled with Poetry .......
Character Sketch of Cicero .................
Tullius to His Beloved Terentia. .......
The Human Side of Cicero ...........
School Diary ..................................
Are They All Alike? ...............
Good Sportsmanship ...... .......
The Anniversary ..........................
Caesar as a Football Coach
The Relenting Father: a Play
Dutch Characters as Portrayed in the Legend of Sleepy
Hollow and Rip Van Winkle ............................................
The Black Cat .................................................... ...................
Memories of a Sea Voyage .................
Our Trip on Carter Dome ......................
Representative French Art ......................
The Town Gossips in "The Gay 90's"
The Pirate Song .................................
School Days ............
O Freshmen ...... : ...............
An Estimate of Caesar ..... .
- Memories of Old F. A. ..... .
The Pine ............................
A Sonnet .........................
The Rain ........... .. .
Class Roll of 1929 .........................
Class Statistics ...................................
Who's Who in the Senior Class ......
Social Notes ..........................,........
Commercial . ....
Communications: Marjorie to Marie
Alumni Notes ..............................................
Cfhe Academq Bell
Uolume XL. FRUEBURG, MAlNE No. 'L
THELMA ROWE, '29
JAMES GUPTILL, '30 DAVEY FORCE, '31
MARJORIE MOULTON, '29 CLIFFORD MILLIKEN
EVELYN BAKER, '29 LEURA HALEY, '29
DONALD DOW, '29 SHERMAN CHARLES, '31
HUGH WEBSTER, '30 ELLEN WILEY, '32
CHARLES THURLOW, '29
Assistant Business Managers
FOSTER CROWELL, '30 JAMES MERRILL, '30
MISS JOHNSON MISS SMART
6 THE ACADEMY BELL -N
Before sending this Bell to press I, as editor-in-chief,
wish to sincerely thank everyone on the board who has
helped to make this Bell a success, also the students who
have freely contributed. I appreciate the hearty coopera-
tion of everyone in school, and the hard work of both Miss
Johnson, as advisor, and Miss Smart, as typist.
The freshmen are as well represented by poems as by
compositions. The sophomores are not left out either. As
for the juniors-why, read a few of their stories! The
seniors are sure to be predominant as the book proves.
That you may have proof of the value of this book I will
stop praising it, and let the book speak for itself.
To a small school, what does "Bleacher Athletics"
mean? Some may say school spiritg others, public spiritg
others, the cheering section. Let us consider for a mo-
ment, just what we do mean. Let us go out behind the
Academy some Saturday afternoon next fall, and sit on the
bleachers and watch a football game.
Out there on the field, we can pick out our boys, and
those of the opposing team. Listen! There goes a cheer
for the team in blue and white! What is behind that
cheer? An empty heart, or a deep, warm-hearted school-
spirited affection? Anyone listening to that yell could
never mistake it for anything empty-hearted. Look around!
Observe the people! Here are the teachersg there is a
group of townspeople, over there we see a great collection
of lively, fun-loving students, leaving their studies for the
present and coming to join something apart from their
studies, yet so much a part of them.
The cheering section, the townspeople, the students of
the school, all-all eagerly supporting "their team." If
she is ahead, they cheer for joy, if she is behind, they feel
the need of their support and whole-heartedly they send
it through the air, across the field, straight to the hearts of
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It is not only the boy playing in the game who is the
athlete. It is also the athletic supporter, the one who goes
to the games, shows any interest in the games, whether the
school wins or loses, still supporting, helping to keep up the
spirit, always showing the heart and mind of a "good
We cannot all be on the field, so let all of us, if we can-
not take part, go to the games and be a bleacher athlete.
LEURA HALEY, '29,
THE VALUE OF A SCHOOL PAPER
Nearly all high schools and academies have a school
paper. Is this because of custom or is there some real
A school paper includes all the activities of the school
in a revised edition. It condenses all the events of the
year into a convenient form for the students. CAlmost
every student buys a yearly book or ought to.J It shows
what the school is doing, and how it trys to help itself.
There is usually a good literary department in the paper
which serves to show how much the students are gaining
from their education. Originality is sure to be outstanding
in these also. It brings out the poetic talent if there is any.
The senior class pictures are always included in the
annual. Pictures of athletic teams also have their place,
and others that are of interest to the school as a whole.
Every true-spirited student is sure to get a year book,
for he cherishes all that is included in it.
THELMA ROWE, '29,
When the modern youth has reached a certain age he
attains a desire more or less for stories of some kind. Gen-
erally he will be inclined to read novels or fiction books. He
classes the non-fiction books as dry and very uninteresting.
However, he has formed an entirely wrong conception.
Perhaps he did not read any further than the introduction
or else fell asleep after having read a couple pages of it.
Now that I have said in a long way round that We
should read more non-fiction in our daily routine of life, I
will try to prove my statements.
8 THE ACADEMY BELL
Non-fiction is usually a biography or an autobiography
of a person's life which is, of course, based upon fact. You
say that you like something that holds your interest? Well,
isn't a person's life filled with stirring episodes of various
kinds, far too many to attempt to relate? If a person
started to read one of these books with the determination
that he was going to like it, he would soon derive as much
and even more pleasure than from fictitious stories. After
one has read many novels and stories of romance they begin
to seem the same to him, and he grows tired of them. In
comparing people's lives, no two person's lives are the same.
Let us take for instance the biography of Herbert Hoover
and the autobiography of Charles Lindbergh. How dif-
ferent the two men are! yet, are the histories of their lives
uninteresting? What author is there who would spend
hours upon hours of his time writing the story of a man's
life if he knew that that man was not famous or had not
led a fascinating life?
JAMES E4 GUPTILL, '30.
AN APPRECIATION DF ATHLETICS
Too much cannot be said concerning extra curricula
activities. Many students appraise these pursuits in terms
of their own "personal fame," just as we all value material
things in terms of money. However, most students re-
gard these activities from a more healthy view-point. They
regard them as a means toward broadening their minds,
and as a possible preparation for later life. Another group
is concerned merely for the satisfaction they receive from
being of service to this school. The most important factor
of success in activities, be they scholastic or athletics, is
"getting out early." This factor is by far too often ignored.
No matter how remarkable his physique, no matter how
alert his mind, no boy can hope to "make" the varsity team,
his first term at it. Therefore, this advice should be direct-
ed to the under-classmen, who can by "getting out early"
"make" the team in their favorite sporty and it behooves
all students, in view of the broad appeal and ever broader
field of exploitation, who are mentally and physically sound,
to try their brand at other activities than those demanded
by the school course.
Fryeburg Academy affords for the girls field hockey,
volley-ball, basketball, and track. There is enough outside
competition to make all of these sports both profitable and
interesting. For the boys there are football, basketball,
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baseball, and track. They also have competition outside
and in many cases very keen rivalry exists.
"School Spirit" has been much better this year than in
previous years, but even at that HF. A." could and most as-
suredly should have much, much more.
ESTHER PETERSON, '29.
THE DOUGHNUT TREE
Not far from the town school on Portland street in
Fryeburg is a big elm tree, shaped in a queer form. It has
grown near a narrow sidewalk, and stands directly in front
of a big old-fashioned white house. Mr. Towle, one of the
trustees of Fryeburg Academy, owns this building, but
does not live there very much of the time. The tree of
which I was speaking has a huge limb that has grown into
the shape of a doughnut. The tree is one of the natural
curiosities of Fryeburg as it is very unusual and unique in
its growth. The limb is not far from the ground and it
has become necessary to support it by an iron rod to keep
it from losing its shape. Many people who come to Frye-
burg go to see this tree, and it is known far and wide as
"The Doughnut Tree." It has been the subject of many
newspaper articles, and anyone who has not made a visit
to this interesting old tree should find time to do so.
ELLEN WILEY, '32,
The Commercial department this year has progressed
greatly under the supervision of Miss Smart. During this
last year many typing awards have been given for speed
and accuracy in typewriting. There is a great deal of credit
due these students, because winning an award requires con-
centration as well as accuracy and speed.
Frances Heard deserves special mention because she
has earned an award although she has taken typewriting
only this year.
The following have received awards this year:
Rate per Rate per
minute for minute for
15 minutes 15 minutes
Ruth Eastman 42 Ruth Pratt 45
Frances Heard 34 Ruth Eastman 40
Leah Mclntire 32 Nettie Keefe 40
Nettie Keefe 31 Leah Mclntire 36
Thelma Rowe 35
Marian Gilman 34
Emily Mulford 31
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Oxford County extends about one hundred miles in
length upon the western boundary of the state and was
originally the northern parts of York and Cumberland.
Great Ossipee River has made its southern limit and Canada
its northern, and New Hampshire its western. It has now
thirty-four towns and eighteen plantations and parts of
plantations, covering an area of about seventeen hundred
square milesg the northern portion is mostly unsettled. The
county is well watered by the Androscoggin, Saco and their
tributaries, and in the northern part are the large lakes,
Umbagog and Mooselocmeguntic.
It is traversed by the Grand Trunk Railway. Paris
has always been the shire town. From this town five of
Maine's governors were chosen: Hamlin, Lincoln, Perham,
Oxford County is usually the leading sweet-corn area
of the state and takes first rank also in apples, with 305,000
bearing trees. Beautiful lakes and mountain resorts are
along its western border, which touches the foothills of the
White Mountains, and in these surroundings many boys'
and girls' camps are located. Considerable lumbering is
done, also pea-canning in the vicinity of Fryeburg.
The activities of practically all of the thirty-four towns
center about taking the raw materials from the great for-
ests and turning them out in high grades of paper, paper
bags, postal cards, etc., and numerous products that are
made from wood.
Rumford is one of the greatest sources of power in New
England. Here the waters of the Androscoggin fall one
hundred and eighty feet within about a mile. About
30,000 horse power is available. About 13,000 horse power
is easily developed by the Rumford Falls Light and Power
Company. Rumford has the largest population of all the
towns in Oxford County.
Norway and Paris occupy another fertile section of Ox-
ford County. Paris Manufacturing Company is located in
South Paris, whose products are to be found in nearly every
home in this part of the country.
Paris is divided into four picturesque villages. Lead-
ing industries and products in Paris are: Spool stock, wood
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novelties, sleds, step ladders, children's toys, apples, can-
ning, feldspar mining, clothes pins, pole bale woods, marbles
and granite, snowshoes and ski manufacturing and mining
for semi-precious gems. Its population is about 3,650.
Norway was first settled in 1786, an attractive village
in Oxford County. Norway has a fertile soil and is watered
by the great Pennessewasse Pond, which furnished good
water power for the mills. The leading industries are prac-
tically the same as Paris. Shoes, apple barrels, cider bar-
rels, canning, dowels and wood novelties, guns, lumber,
snowshoes and ski manufacturing. Snowshoes used by
Peary in his discovery of the North Pole were manufactured
here in Norway. Summer hotels also serve for an impor-
Albany was once called Plantation of Oxford. It was
settled about 1800. The leading industries are lumber,
shingles, spool stock. It has a population of 360.
Andover was settled by Merrill in 1789. The first mills
were erected in 1791. It was incorporated under the name
of East Andover in 1804. The leading industries are lum-
ber and spools.
Byron is situated in the northern part of Oxford Coun-
ty on Swift River. The surface of Byron is very hilly and
uneven. There are two mountains known as "Turk" and
"Broad" Swift River runs through the entire length, and
there is also a pond called Garland Pond. This place is well
watered and has three or four mills. The principal occupa-
tion is agriculture. Wheat and corn are grown to a large
extent. Lumbering serves for occupation in winter.
The northerly portion of the town of Grafton is timber-
ed with pine and spruce, while the southerly portion is very
mountainous. The soil is very fertile. The streams are
Cambridge which flow into Umbagog lake and Bear river
flowing south to the Androscoggin. Lumbering and farm-
ing serve as occupations for the inhabitants. Roxbury is
practically the same as Byron.
Mexico is located twenty-five miles north of Paris. It
is well watered by two tributaries of the Androscoggin
River, and has a good, rich soil, and supplies the large
amount of water power. It has diiferent mills.
Dixfield is situated on the north side of the Androscog-
gin River, opposite the town of Peru. The surface is
broken. The principal elevations are Large and Small
Sugar Loaf and Aunt Hepsey's Mountains. It is drained by
the Androscoggin, and contains no ponds or lakes.
Agriculture is carried on extensively, and woolen goods
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The surface of the outskirts of Canton is uneven, while
the center is smooth and level. At Canton Point, called by
the Indians Rockomecca Point is a large beautiful lake and
interval, which was in Indian times planted with corn.
Whitney Pond is located in the southern part of the town.
This town has several machine shops, for the manufacture
of agricultural implements, a tinware factory, and an iron
Peru is bounded on the north by the Androscoggin
River and is twenty-eight miles from Augusta. The sur-
face is uneven and broken. On the Androscoggin there is
a narrow interval, very smooth and fertile. Wheat and
other grains were formerly the productions but lately corn,
oats, hay and grass have been added.
The only mountains of mention are Black Mountain and
Tumble Down Dick. There are several small ponds, some
of which are Cranberry Pond, Worthy Pond and Twenty
Mile Pond, and Spear's Streams 5 there are several mills on
Hartford is in the eastern part of -Oxford County. It
was settled soon after the Revolutionary War. It is water-
ed by numerous ponds and small streams, and has good
The surface of Hebron is hilly. In the northern part is
Streaked Mountain. It is a large rather smooth elevation,
rising to the height of about sixteen-hundred feet above
the field below. Hebron is well watered by ponds and small
streams. The principal ones are Big Brook, Middle Branch,
and Matthew's Pond. In Hebron is the Hebron Academy,
a school for boys. Here also is one of the largest sanita-
riums for tuberculosis in the United States.
Buckfield is situated in the eastern part of Oxford
County. There are several rich' beds of magnetic iron ore
here, from which the very best wrought iron and steel can
be madeg lime stone is also found, which yields lime nearly
equal to that of the Rockland quarries. A bed of yellow
ochre has also been opened. The town is watered by Twen-
ty Mile River. This river is made useful by suilicient water
power for several mills and machinery.
Oxford is in the southern part of Oxford County near
Hebron. The surface is somewhat hilly. Water is sup-
plied by the Androscoggin and the outlet of Thompson's
Pond. There are several large mills in Oxford.
In the western part of Oxford County is Sweden, forty-
five miles from Portland. The soil is good for farming
purposes, especially for the growth of grains. Kezar River
crosses the western part and there are also two ponds by
which the town is drained.
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Hiram is in the extreme southern part of Oxford
County. It lies on both sides of the Saco River, and it is
rather uneven at the center but on the Saco and Ossipee
are some tracts of pitchpine plain. The most noted moun-
tains are called Bill Morrill and Mount Misery. Saco River
runs through a part of the town. Ten Mile Brook, Clem-
on's, Spectacle, Image, Hancock, and Bryant's Ponds fur-
nish water power for mills and other machinery.
The great Ossipee River separates Porter from Parsons-
field. It is six miles in length and contains about twenty-
three square miles. The surface is generally uneven, hav-
ing many hills of considerable height. A large number of
cattle are raised for market. The soil is good for raising
Indian corn, potatoes, wheat, rye, and oats. There are
many good orchards of natural and grafted fruit.
Mine Mountain, though not very large, is celebrated on
account of the mining operated there by William Towle in
1802. Small portions of iron, lead and silver have been
found there, also on Rattlesnake Mountain.
There are also a number of ponds. The two largest are
Concord and Bickford. The former covers one hundred
and fifty acres and the latter about one hundred. There are
several small mills on these ponds.
Denmark is situated in the southern part of Oxford
County, and joins Fryeburg in the southeast. Its surface
is very hilly and very stony. The principal mountain is
known by the name of Pleasant Mountain, which is 2,000
feet above sea level. The Saco River bounds Denmark part-
ly on the west. There are several small mills and they
have enough water power to furnish these.
The lumber business was formerly the chief industry,
but now agriculture, fruit raising and stock raising are more
Greenwood is situated nearly in the center of Oxford
County. The surface is very broken. It is watered by nine
ponds, three which empty into the Great Androscoggin at
Bethel, and the other six into the Little Androscoggin. Agri-
culture is the leading industry, many apples are raised and
shipped each year.
The surface of Gilead is very mountainous and a con-
siderable portion is covered with forests.
Gilead is drained by the Androscoggin River, which
runs through its entire length. Wild River falls into the
Androscoggin. The Grand Trunk Railway passes through
this town into New Hampshire.
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Stoneham is well watered and is a rather small town
in Oxford County between Lovell and Albany. It manu-
factures lumber, boards, shingles, shook and hoops. Many
of our minerals are found here.
The surface of Sumner is somewhat broken and un-
even. A portion of Black Mountain, noted for its large
growth of blueberries is located in Sumner. There are
three ponds, known as Pleasant, Labrador, and North
Ponds. Twenty Mile River runs through Sumner. Agri-
culture is the chief industry.
There are several beautiful ponds in Woodstock which
form mill-streams and empty into the Androscoggin. There
are several mills where wood articles are manufactured.
Bethel is situated on both sides of the Androscoggin
and contains an area of 25,000 acres. There are several
good farms along the river as the surface is very fertile.
The Grand Trunk Railway passes through the town, mak-
ing transportation of products available. The academy,
known as Gould's Academy, is located here and ranks high
as an institution of learning.
Newry, which is located in the western part of Oxford
County, is a wild and mountainous country. Bear and Sun-
day Rivers How through nearly parallel in a southerly direc-
tion, falling into the Androscoggin.
Hanover, in the western part of Oxford County, lies
north of the beautiful Androscoggin River. It has some of
the finest interval farms in the country. The surface is
broken and uneven and is well watered by Howard's Pond,
lying about a mile from the Androscoggin River. This
pond is noted for its abundance of speckled trout. Agri-
culture is the chief occupation of the people here.
Milton is watered by several little ponds and by the
Pushaw River, a tributary of the Penobscot. The soil is
very rich and fertile. It has several good mills.
Waterford is an attractive resort in the hills of Oxford
County, it is the birthplace and burial place of Artemus
Ward. At Waterford there is splendid bass fishing in Lake
Brownfield is an old town and one of the most pic-
turesque in its section. Each year brings more and more
people, vacationists and motor parties to see the beautiful
spots. These hills are virtually the foothills and outposts
of The White Mountains and some of the views are as ex-
tensive as can be found higher up in the range.
Not far away, on the border of Maine and New Hamp-
shire is beautiful, historic Fryeburg, and you can see from
this town the White Mountain range and many others. In
the back ground is that queer ledge formation "Jockey
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Cap." In this town is the Fryeburg Academy, where stu-
dents from many different states have received and are
receiving their education.
Ten miles from Fryeburg, through the pine woods and
along the ridges that overlook beautiful lakes and peaks of
the White Mountains, is the quiet country Village of Lovell.
Lake Kezar, which Lovell borders, is over nine miles long,
and in some places a mile wide, well stocked with salmon,
small mouthed bass, pickerel and many other kinds of fish,
and furnishes safe bathing and boating. The scenery in
Lovell is beautiful 3 there is none better any place in Maine.
Mount Washington, Kearsarge, and a dozen other peaks of
greater or less degree are in full View and the long range of
foothills make the village among the finest in this region.
Within the limits of Mount Washington are: Mount Reho,
McDaniel's Hill, Christian Hill, and Mount Sebatos. Mt.
Sebatos is nine hundred feet high and with its tremendous
cliff is one of the great sights in this section. Lovell is
rapidly becoming one of the great inland summer resorts.
There are one hundred forty-seven varieties of minerals
in Maine, eighty-seven of which are in 'Oxford County, forty-
seven of those that are used for gems. The tourmaline and
topaz are found on Harnden Hill. The best tourmaline is
found on Mount Mica in Paris. The red and green are un-
equalled elsewhere. Practically the entire supply of the
rare metal, calsium, was taken from a lipidolite mica de-
posit in Oxford County.
The best amethyst comes from Denmark. Beryl from
Stoneham, specimens are found in every noted museum in
the world. In Paris there are also feldspar mines, lipidolite
from which lithium element is produced and used for medi-
cine. Localities for pearls are in Stoneham, Otisfield,
Waterford and Byron.
Among the noted men from Oxford County are Dana
from Fryebur, Ex-Governor Long, Buckfield, Artemus
Ward, a writer from Waterford, Cyrus Hamlin, who was
vice-president, was born at Paris. Professor Chapman of
Bethel, who has done a great deal for Gould's Academy and
for the music students in and around Bethel. Hannibal Ham-
lin, who was vice-president of Roberts College in Constanti-
nople for several years, from Paris. Albert J. Stearns, born
in Lovell, is now a lawyer in Norway. Marcellus Ward
Stearns, a native of Lovell, served as governor of Florida
for many years. Arthur Bartlett is a reporter for the
Portland Press Herald. Daniel Webster, from Salisbury,
New Hampshire, was one of the first teachers in Fryeburg
Academy, and was a great statesman. Warren Durgin, one
of Abraham Lincoln's bearers, who has lived in Oxford
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County practically all his life, died just recently. Miss
Anna Barrows, who has done a great deal for Fryeburg and
its famous Academy, is a lecturer in a Teachers' College at
Columbia University. Edith A. Sawyer is also a native of
Fryeburgg she, too, has done a great deal for the Academy.
Mrs. Lydia Lord Shedd has lived in Oxford County many,
many years and has written many beautiful poems, one of
which is named: "That's Where Maine Comes In."
THAT'S WHERE MAINE COMES IN
Far to the east where the winds blow keenest,
Here is where the grass grows greenestg
Our beautiful land with its rock-bound coast,
Guarded by islands, a sentinel host,
That's where Maine comes in.
Far to the east where the north winds roar,
And the surf resounds on her rocky shores,
Where the tall cliffs rise in majesty,
Keeping watch o'er the looming sea,
That's where Maine comes in.
Far to the east where the pine grows strongest,
Where the reign of Winter is sometimes longest,
Where men are noble and strong and true,
Where women are brave and loving, too,
That's where Maine comes in.
Where the handclasp is a little warmer,
Where the heart beats are a little stronger,
Where heaven seems a little clearer,
And God's promise shineth clearer,
That's where Maine comes in.
Where the wild bird's wing is ileetest,
Where the robin's song is sweetest,
Where the lakes and rivers are pure and clear,
And nature sings to the listening ear,
That's where Maine comes in.
Tho' far thru the world our feet go roaming,
Our hearts will turn homeward when comes the gloaming,
And we'll long to rest where the pines are sighing,
Under the star-lit heavens lying.
In life, in death, our hearts within.
That's where Maine comes in.
NORA MCALISTER, '29,
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A ROW OF GIRLS AT THE MOVIES
The movie house was partly filled with people, both
young and old, all waiting expectantly for the movie to be-
gin. More people were coming in and seating themselves
in the nearest place possible without having to parade the
hall. Soon a laughing, giggling, and rather noisy bunch of
girls entered the hall, and seated themselves in the last
row. Everyone turned to look as they filed in, and smiled
in a knowing way at what they termed the "flaming youth
of the present generation." As soon as the girls were com-
fortably settled, the lights went out, the music started, and
the movies began. The pianist, who was playing a popular
song, was quite surprised at hearing the hum of girlish
voices keeping accompaniment to her playing. The girls,
however, soon tired of this, and began to talk among them-
selves. "Oh, sugar, I've seen this, and it's terrible. I'd
rather attend a dog fight," said one girl.
"Why don't you go home then?" asked another one
with bright red hair.
"I've paid my money, and besides, this is better than
going to bed. I'll try to stand it out, although it's doubtful
if I can."
"We wouldn't want you to see anything that you dis-
liked, Betty, darling. I'll go out the door with you."
"Cat!" snapped Betty. "Don't worry, my dear, I'm
not going home now. All you want to do is get a chance to
walk home with Bill. But you Won't! I'm going to stay
right here until this movie ends!"
After this outburst came a silence-and then-"Oh,
girls, look at that leading man! Isn't he adorable! And
can't he ride horseback! I don't think this movie is half
"He's not half as good looking as my brother !" growled
Betty, who had not fully recovered her good nature.
"My soul, your brother must be a regular Apollo!"
sighed the sentimental little girl with brown curls.
"My brother is all right, best brother in the world. Hold
everything! Look at that runaway girl on horseback!"
and Betty had fully recovered her good nature.
"See that leading lady? Well, that's me!"
"Yes, that looks about as much like you as a rose is like
a walnut !"
"Thanks, thanks, my worthy friend! I adore your
compliments! So characteristic of you !" And so they
went on, slamming at each other in every possible way, yet
18 THE ACADEMY BELL
having a good time. The movie drew to a close and the
group of girls filed out of the hall, and each started for her
"Good-night, Betty and Bill! Be good. See you in
the wash!" And then quiet, except for the little girl with
the brown curls singing, as she entered the house, "Show
me the way to go home."
AUDREY E. PENDEXTER, '31,
JAMES J. AUDUBON
This great American naturalist was born in 1780 at
Mandeville, Louisiana. He was educated in France but re-
turned to this country and started his study of birds. He
would sit for long hours in the forest watching his feathered
friends, and as he was something of an artist he started to
His father lost his money, and the family was so poor
that James could not buy real paints. He made a brush of
cat hairs, and the Indians showed him how to mix the juices
of plants to make diiferent colors.
One day the man that had taught him in France came
to visit James. He saw the young man's ability to draw, so
he gave him a set of paints with real brushes. James then
began to draw the birds in earnest, and in 1826 he went to
England to exhibit his drawings of birds. As these met
with great favor he had his 435 paintings made into a book
called "The Birds of American now selling at 552,000 a copy.
Returning to America he started work on a second
book, "Ornithological Biography."
Audubon kept up his work until his death in 1851.
The Audubon Society, an organization for the protec-
tion of birds, was organized after his death and named for
him as he was the founder of bird study.
WILLIAM BERRY, '32,
NATURE IS FILLED WITH POETRY
The view from my study window was very entertaining.
In a sunlit space on the edge of the forest a fire burned
brightly, over it swung a pot, boiling and bubbling. Be-
side the cracking legs stood a tall, slim girl in corduroy
trousers, leather leggings and a much worn jacket. She
might easily have been mistaken for a boy, had not her cap
been thrown on the ground, letting her hair fall down over
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her shoulders. Towering around the open space in the
wilderness were mighty peaks, snow crowned and glistening
against the clear blue of the autumn sky.
LEAH MCINTIRE, '30.
CHARACTER SKETCH OF CICERO
There is a great controversy of opinion regarding
Cicero, the man, for, by some Latin students he is greatly
praised and by others he is considered altogether con-
temptible. By citations from Cicero's letters, where he ex-
pressed his passing thoughts as well as his settled opinions,
we can draw the conclusion that he was unpatriotic, coward-
ly, and disloyal to his friends and family. But, truly, what
public man of today could stand such a harrowing test of
character? Many just biographers, however, after separat-
ing his real and lasting sentiments from his false and fleet-
ing ideas, agree that we was indeed a great and noble man.
Cicero's worst enemies never accused him of vice. Al-
though he was by nature timid and mild, he could, if neces-
sity urged, become very heroicg While he was vain, he
could not be called ungenerous or jealous of others, and
through his worthy praise, many of his contemporaries
were made more illustrious. In society, he was a great
favorite because of his wit and genial nature. He was af-
fectionate and true to his friends, and always ready to help
them with advice, political or personal influence, and money,
when they were in need.
At home his family life was very unfortunate, his last
years spent with Terentia were unhappy, his only son Mar-
cus, was often a source of anxiety because of his inclination
to be wild, his idol, his daughter, Tullia, caused him much
sorrow and disappointment, but his loving and affectionate
nature is well shown in his treatment of his slaves, who
truly adored their kind and merciful master. He was al-
most a brother to Tiro, one of his faithful servants, who
was also his general right-hand man.
As a boy Cicero was tall and slender, growing to man-
hood a tall, graceful, and dignified being, making an im-
pressive and inspiring appearance while standing on the
Rostra delivering his orations.
In summing up the characteristics of Cicero we con-
clude that he was witty and congenial in society, kind to
servants, heroic where occasion called it, by nature timid,
mild and vacillating, vain, generous to friends in need, and,
impressive and inspiring to behold. Plutarch described
Cicero thus, "He was by nature framed for mirth and jestsf'
RUTH VVILEY, '29.
20 I THE ACADEMY BELL
An inspiration after reading Selected Letters of Cicero:
TULLIUS T0 HIS BELOVED TERENTIA
I received the good news today that our family has
been set ahead one member. Me hercule! I am especially
glad to hear this and will be home to see the little rascal
soon. Don't forget to feed him, for good food builds up
great strength. I Wish I could be there and see him at his
first meal, but then--the fates are unkind and the gods for-
bid. For the first week I think bread and milk would be a
good diet, and then slowly give him some vegetables, and
finally a bone. But don't give him too much meat, for the
other poodle died of that, you know.
Oh, by the way, have an extra bathtub installed, for I
am bringing some friends home with me.
Well, don't forget to feed the gold fish and put the cat
out every night. Farewell.
P. S. Don't catch cold and be sure to put up your window
before going to bed.
TERENTIA CWRITESJ T0 TULLIUS
I don't know why I'm writing for I have nothing to
say, but never mind, I am going to take my time doing it.
I was very shocked to find that in your hurry to leave
Rome you forgot your toothbrush. So, by Medusa, I am
sending you one.
Don't forget to wash your neck and ears. Vale.
P. S. You big bum, you forgot to kiss me good-bye. Don't
hang around with those fellows you've been accustomed to,
especially that nincompoop Pompey.
CHARLES THURLOW, '29.
THE HUMAN SIDE OF CICERO
After reading one or two of Cicero's orations the
ordinary person comes to the conclusion that Cicero could
not have been human and his works are classed as some of
the necessary evils of a Eatin course.
But one does not see the real Cicero if he reads only the
orations. Read his letters and you will soon find out he was
really human after all. Take one of his letters to his friend
Atticus. There one finds his plans for the comin: cam-
paign and his wish to have his friend come and help him.
Or take a letter written to Trebatius to Whom Cicero was
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giving advice. These letters must have been cheering and
encouraging to the young aristocrat who was trying to gain
wealth and fame in Gaul with Caesar. Next read one of
Cicero's letters to his freedman, Tiro, who is recovering
from a severe fever. These we find have the deepest concern
for Tiro's comfort and welfare. Our next letter is different
from any of the others. It is written just after the death
of his daughter, Tullia. This letter shows his great affec-
tion for his daughter, and his great sadness. Yet he at-
tempts to bear his grief according to his philosophy.
Each letter shows some outstanding characteristics,
and one soon finds that Cicero, in spite of his fiery orations,
was very human.
MARJORIE MOULTON, '29.
September-School opened. There are over one hun-
dred students enrolled. Maybe I shall have a speaking ac-
quaintance with all of the new ones by graduation time, but
it certainly won't be any before. My freshman year I
nearly fell through the floor for at least I should have liked
toj because there were so many new faces, but this year it
seems worse than ever.
October-Football, hockey, volley-ball-all in full
swing. Gee, if anyone goes to all the games he will be
bankrupt before any of the other sports get here. Say! I
never knew 350 pieces counted up so fast.
November-Thanksgiving-yes, but there would be
something to take the joy out of life-RANK CARDS.
Clyde Johnson with his A's and me with my D's and E's.
Gosh, what teachers! Of course, I'm to blame for not
studying, but I do thing some of these A students must be
more or less teacher's pets.
December-Christmas vacation. Santa Claus. Well,
here's hoping some of the dorm boys get a razor. Anyone
would think they were letting their whiskers grow so that
they could use them to fill a mattress when they do shave.
January-School going again in full swing. The bas-
ketball teams are bringing in a victory every now and then.
February-"Flu"-"Flu!" Everyone is having the
flu. Teachers, students and everyone else going to school.
Not a single one escapes.
March-Measles-I guess this year of school is doomed.
No sooner do we get the "flu" cleared up when the measles
come floating along. Just in time for the senior drama, too.
April-May-June. These months are still in the fu-
ture: but graduation and separation will be here very soon.
LEURA HALEY, '29.
22 THE ACADEMY BELL
ARE THEY ALL ALIKE?
Our car is always giving us a surprise. One minute it
may purr like a contented cat, the next, it rattles and
clangs like a fire truck. It seems as if, by this time, that
we should be familiar with the fact that a car runs out of
gas. However, it still is a surprise to us when, looking at
the gasoline gauge, we find the tank empty. Flat tires,
too, come to our peaceful minds as an earthquake to an ig-
norant race. So, taking it all in all, the only time we know
where the car is and what it is doing is when it is safely
locked in the garage.
ELIZABETH RUNDLETT, '30.
Mid-years had begun! Girls were hurrying across the
campus with books under their arms. Jane Winton was
going to take her Latin examination this period. Horrors!
She hadn't studied it at all.
Jane liked sports, especially basketball. The last and
biggest game of the season was to be the next week. Any
girl who did not get eighty or over in all her examinations,
was not allowed to play in any game. Here was Jane, with-
out her Latin, and she was the best player on the team.
It looked rather bad for Jane.
As she was walking down the corridor, she met an-
other girl, Patricia Trent. Pat-as she was known by the
girls-was substitute forward on the Briarwood team. She
was very good in all her studies, and always had her les-
sons. She sat right across the aisle from Jane in Latin
Jane sat sucking her pencil. She didn't know the an-
swers to any of the questions. Her eyes fell on Pat's paper.
She might copy it, then she could play in the big game! She
wrote furiously for the remainder of the period, occasionally
glancing at the other gir1's paper. At the close of the
period she passed her paper in.
"Cheat! Cheat! Cheat!" thumped Jane's conscience.
All afternoon she imagined this. Finally Jane ran across
the campus, up the steps of a dormitory, and knocked on
the door of her Latin teacher's room.
"Come in!" cried Miss Potter. "Oh, hello, Jane, what
can I do for you?"
"Miss Potter, may I, please, have my paper back ?"
"Why Jane !-well, certainly if you want it." She
handed Jane the paper.
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Jane slowly tore it into small pieces and dropped them
into the basket. She turned and fled from the room to hide
her tear-filled eyes.
The day of the big game had arrived! Jane was not
playing. Pat was playing in her place. The game was a
good, fast one. Pat scored goal after goal. The game end-
ed with Briarwood Academy many points in the lead. Pat
had won the game for her school. ,
"Wonderful game, Pat!" exclaimed Jane, "you played
a marvelous game!"
BETTY ANDREWS, '32.
"Ol Hubby, dear," exclaimed Mrs. Newlywed, "that
book, 'Comrades of the Wild' that you have just brought
home is simply wonderful. Mrs. Brown has read it, and
she says that it is awfully thrilling. Did you get it at the
town library or the school library?"
"Well now," proclaimed Hubby with a dignified air,
"that book didn't happen to come from either of them. I
bought it, at The Red Gift Shoppe down town, with the in-
tention of giving it to you. Have you forgotten what day
"For the land's sake!" shouted Mrs. Newlywed, "you
did remember to bring me a present, didn't you, Hubby?
Just think-it doesn't seem possible that we've been mar-
JAMES GUPTILL, '30,
"Ouch! Help me, Bettyg Quick, it's crawling all over
me!" shouted a voice from inside the tent, breaking the
stillness of the August evening.
"What is the matter? What do you want?" I ques-
tioned, doubting the real necessity of immediate help: then,
as the sounds of scrambling feet continued, "Wait a min-
ute, I'll be there."
"For Heaven's sake, turn on that light."
"Yes, I willg but calm down and tell me just what the
"Oh-oh, I will try," she gasped, "but it is so unpleas-
ant." She made a great attempt to stop wiggling and gave
directions: "It's on my head now." -
24 THE ACADEMY BELL
I began looking, expecting to find anything from a
sword fish to an elephant.
She continued, "No, on the other side I mean. Ouch!
Hurry up. It's biting me again."
I hurried, looked, and found the cause of all the com-
motion, then doubled up with laughter. It was not an ele-
phant, simply-a June bug.
ELIZABETH RUNDLETT, '30.
CAESAR AS A FOOTBALL COACH
Julius Caesar was a man of small stature, but of un-
usual leadership. Caesar would have undoubtedly proved
himself a very valuable coach because of this quality alone.
A coach must have confidence of his men. Caesar had the
confidence of twenty-five thousand men during his Gallic
conquestg consequently the confidence of twenty-five men
would be very easy to gain, working on the ratio of one to a
Caesar's knowledge of men was unusually keen. Dur-
ing the war with Ariovistus, Caesar's army was thrown into
a panic because of a psychological effect produced by rumor-
ed stories of the fierceness and giant size of the Germans.
By addressing his leaders he brought them out of the slump
fairly easily. A football coach needs this asset very much
because it is the state of the player's mind that often wins
the game. He would also use this power to throw the
enemy into a panic.
Caesar was supreme as a tactician. Today football
games are won, not by brute force, but tactics. Caesar
proved himself a master mind at this type of warfare, and
football may be seen as a miniature war with each man a
Caesar was a very quick thinker. He was a great
statesman, and in Rome a statesman had to be a quick
thinker to defend himself against his foes. A football
coach also needs this gift of quick wits. Very often it is
the coach with the fastest brain that wins the game. An
ability to see the opponents' mistakes and take a proper
advantage of them, also an ability to see his own mistakes
and rectify them, in these things Caesar was a wizard.
Summing it all up, Caesar would have been the world's
best coach in football had he been alive today and chosen
that profession. He was a born leader, a psychologist, a
tactician, and a man quick to grab the opportunity.
GORDON CUTLER, '30.
THE ACADEMY BELL 25
I have discovered a substitute for going to the movies
as a form of entertainment. I close myself in a dark room,
sit down in a nearby chair, gaze at the window curtains, and
allow my imagination to transform into a silversheet. Many
different countries and people parade before me. For ex-
ample, the intense azure of the Mediterranean, gay, danc-
ing people of the Riviera, the snow capped Alps, the mys-
terious Arabian deserts, or even old Chinatown.
THE RELENTING FATHER
COne act play for three people: Father, daughter and the
Mr. Connor-fFather, grim, crossj
Wayne Cornell-fthe boy friendl
Hughla Connor-fMr. Connor's daughterl '
Curtain rises on father reading the evening news.
Hughla-Dad, I'm sorry but the boy friend is coming over
tonight, and I shall have to ask you to excuse me from
reading to you.
Father-I'l1 do no such thing. That pesky boy friend of
yours is going to stay away from here. I've seen all
I want to of him. The next time he comes into this
house I shall just tell him that if he Wants to marry
you he'd better get busy and propose, but if he thinks
I'm going to support you while he has you with him all
the time, and no thought of my happiness, he's mis-
Hughla-Oh, Dad, don't be like that.
Father-Don't be like that? What do you mean? Do you
think I'll stand for being trod upon all the time? Now
remember, lady, if you think much of that boy friend
of yours, you'd better see that he doesn't enter this
Hughla-Oh, Dad, but I can't. I want him to come.
Father-Well, you'll not have time for him tonight because
you're going to read to me the same as you used to do
before you met Wayne Cornell. You have forgotten
all that I went through while you were a tiny bit of
a thing not able to do anything for yourself. fAngrilyJ
How selfish kids are! You can do all you want to for
them, but when you ask them to do something for you,
26 THE ACADEMY BELL K-
they rebel and step right up to you and tell you what
they're going to do.
Hughla-CGetting a bookj Oh, please, Dad, can't I read to
you now before he comes? Then he surely won't mind
waiting a few minutes before he sees me alone. Dad,
he thinks a lot of you. CGoes to him, sits on arm of
chair and puts arm around himj He's always telling
me how nice you are to him. It hurts me to see you
act the way you do toward him. He's such a nice
boy, Dad. I love him. I want to marry him, too.
Father-Marry that boy? You don't love him. Daughter,
he could never make you happy. He's such a shiftless
fellow. You must not, you cannot marry him!
Hughla-fSobbingJ But, please, Dad, can't I see him to-
night? Won't you give him one try? I fear you do
not know him very well. Won't you stay with us while
he is here, Dad? Oh, Dad, please.
Father-fPointing to bookj Well, get busy and read to me
before he comes. If he comes into this house like a
gentleman I'll consent to let him stay.
Hughla-fTaking up book and reading a short paragraph.
Knock is heard at doorj Oh-h-h-h-h-h-h-h, there he is
now! CGoes to doorb Hello, Wayne. Do come in!
Wayne-fStepping in, removing his hatj Hello, Hughla.
How are you tonight?
Hughla-Oh, I'm fine, thank you.
Wayne-Good evening, Mr. Connor.
Father-fUnconcernedlyD How do you do, Mr. Cornell?
My daughter has just been telling me that you were
coming over. Won't you have a chair? CResigns to
his newspaper, ready to let the young folks talk to
Hughla-Oh, Dad, aren't I going to read to you?
Father-No, I guess I'll read the paper a little before go-
ing to bed.
Wayne-fLow to Hughla, while making signs toward
fatherb Hughla, dear, I came here tonight with the in-
tention of seeing you alone. Will it be possible later?
Hughla-Dad will be leavin ' n for bed, so just be pa-
tient. His eyes tire him S uickly that he can't read
very much. CHughla and Wayne are talking low when
father rises, yawns, and throws the paper down.
Hughla and Wayne both rise. Wayne goes to another
Side of the stage and lights a cigarettej
THE ACADEMY BELL 27
Father-Well, I must be going to bed. Hughla, you be sure
that you come to bed early. Remember now.
Hughla-Yes, Dad, I will. fEXit father. Hughla, and
Wayne sit down close together, and Wayne puts his
arm around herb
Wayne-Hughla, I have something to ask you. I've been
thinking about it for a long time, but somehow it's a
hard thing to say. fTakes her handj Dear, I love
you. fSqueezes her tight. They risej Have I any
hope? I want you, sweetheart. Will you be mine,
darling? fHughla raises her head, looks into his eyes
and shakes her head "yes." He kisses herb Come,
honey, let's sit down and talk it over. fThey sit downb
I've been thinking for a long time and Wishing I could
have you with me always. Sweetheart, I'm so happy.
When shall we be married?
Hughla-We must think of dad you know. I still have him
to care for. We will be married as soon as it will be
possible. fAt this time father comes in, dressed as he
was when he went out. Hughla and Wayne quickly
rise, astounded at his appearance so suddenly on the
Father-I did not mean to listen, children, but when I went
out of the room to retire I intended to go straight to
bed. On arriving in my room I found I had left my
slippers in the kitchen and as I passed by this door I
heard in very low tones "I want you, sweetheart," and
I could not help from listening to the rest. I am so
glad. I wish you much happiness, children. CHughla
goes over to himJ
Hughla-Dad, it's pretty late for you to still be up. CFather
kisses her and says in a low voiceb Daughter, please
forgive me. I fear I was a bit hasty tonight, but I'm
very glad now. It reminds me of the time I asked
your mother to be mine. Now, dear, you know what
I've missed ever since I lost her. But tonight I'm
happy again. Goodnight, dear. fAs he leaves he pulls
his handkerchief from his pocket and raises it to his
eyesj Wayne goes to Hughla and gives her a Long
kiss s' 1
Wayne-Your dad is such a dear man. Now just once
again. CThey embrace as the curtain is loweredb
THELMA Rows, '29,
28 THE ACADEMY BELL
DUTCH CHARACTERS AS PORTRAYED IN THE LEG-
END OF SLEEPY HOLLOW AND RIP VAN
Of every nationality one may find people who are charac-
teristic of their country. Just as John Bull was pictured in
the essay named for him, one might be written showing the
character of the Dutch.
On a warm Spring day, a housewife may be heard sing-
ing as she goes about her daily work. In the midst of the
second verse, she pauses to urge her lazy husband to work.
The garden needs hoeing, but, if she even succeeds in driv-
ing him out of doors, it is only to give him a better advan-
tage to stroll away and join the others at the Tavern. Thus
the work of tending the garden, which supplies nearly all
the food, is added to the list of other things the woman
must do. In the meantime Rip-if you choose to call him
that-has taken his accustomed seat in the gossiping, argu-
ing, boasting group which habitually occupies the one spot
of shade made by the old elm tree before the tavern. Al-
though the talk of this group may begin with politics the
attention is sooner or later turned to the person who has
recently seen some mysterious apparition such as the Head-
less Horseman. Hearing this individual boast of what he
has seen recalls to the minds of others their own thrilling
encounters of the same nature. Thus the rest of the lazy,
warm morning is spent by the men who dare risk the anger
of their wives when they return to dinner. Then perhaps
on his Way home Rip has to cross some little bridge sus-
pended over a quiet stream. The shady banks look cool
and inviting after the walk along the dusty road in the
noonday heat, so he stops to rest just a moment. It is
long after dinner time when he puts aside his castles in the
air and continues on his way. The scene which follows his
entrance of the door may better be imagined than de-
scribed if his wife has the true Dutch character.
ELIZABETH RUNDLETT, '30.
THE BLACK CAT
As Told by Lucinda Jane Peabody l
The other day as I was going to visit my neighbor,
Mrs. Berglund, a black cat came out of the bushes and went
right across the road in front of me.
I said to myself right then, says I "If that black cat
d0n't bring me bad luck I'll eat my hat." Well, I didn't
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have to eat my hat, by any means, because bad luck came
right along and disposed of it so I couldn't.
"Even before I'd reached Mrs. Berglund's a gust of
wind came along and blew my hat clean off, right into the
middle of a mudpuddle! Of course it was ruined, and my
second best hat, too! But the worst of it was that I had
to go the rest of the way to Mrs. Berglund's looking like
those summer boarders that haven't the decency to wear a
hat once in a while.
"Nothing else happened that day, but the next day bad
luck began coming thick and fast.
"The first thing, I burnt the toast that I was fixing for
breakfast, and as my husband won't eat burnt toast I had
to toast some more.
"I dropped and broke three dishes while I was wash-
ing them after breakfast.
"When I started getting dinner I thought I'd get some
of my blueberry preserves from the cellar for dessert. My
husband likes blueberry preserves and I thought it would
pacify him after his late breakfast. When I was coming
up stairs with the blueberries I slipped and fell the Whole
length of the stairs with those blueberries on top of me. I
wasn't hurt much, but it's a wonder I wasn't killed with
that hoodoo hanging over me. But you had ought to seen
me with those blueberries all over me. Such a time as I
had getting those blueberries off of me. Of course that
made dinner late and my husband was crosser than before.
And to make matters Worse I forgot the cake I had in the
oven and it burned to a crisp. When I'd finally got the
dishes washed it was two o'clock.
"Then I thought I'd Work on a dress I was making as
I was behind in my spring sewing. Before I knew it I'd
cut two sleeves for the same arm and I had to send for
some more cloth before I could finish my dress.
"If ever I see a black cat within a mile of me again I'm
going to turn right around and walk the other way so that
awful cat can't walk in front of me."
KATHERINE HARNDEN, '32.
MEMORIES OF A SEA VOYAGE
The sea was a deep blue as we left the pilot boat astern
and headed for Panama. The yellow sand of the Delaware
Capes certainly looked homey to me, realizing I would not
be back for three months. ,I had just passed my fifteenth
birthday and was rather young to be a deck hand on a huge
freight steamer. I had gone to sea on a bet and was rather
sorry at the moment that I had.
30 THE ACADEMY BELL
The first night out I was taken to the wheel house and
taught the secrets of steering a large steamer. I learned
very rapidly, and after an hour or so I could handle it
alone. I soon became quite skilled in this art and had a
steady wheel watch while at sea.
I had the first mate's watch which gave me a wonderful
opportunity to observe the functioning of nature at sea. I
saw the beautiful sunrises and sunsets, which would have
been lost to me if I had one of the other watches. I ap-
preciated the sunrises at sea, because each day was exactly
like the preceding one except for the weatherg and the sun
was a prophet for the weather that was coming. I also saw
the rain storms sweep across the broad ocean, but then, you
have to be a sailor to appreciate that sort of thing. To me
the Working of nature at sea is always a perpetual source
One of my duties as helmsman was to ascertain the
temperature of the water we were in. This was done to de-
termine our position in regard to tidal runs. One day, after
reporting the temperature to the mate, the officer told me to
be on the look out for marine life as we were crossing the
Gulf Stream. I relieved the man at the wheel, and soon
afterwards saw my first school of porpoise. I also saw
black fish, sharks, dolphins, whales, and turtles Q there Were,
besides, many strange sea birds, which were feeding on
different types of small fish which abound in these Waters.
I asked many questions that day, but the men were very
patient with me, telling me many strange things about the
great fish. I am inclined to believe they stretched the
truth a little at times.
We were at sea nine days when one of the men re-
ported land in sight. I rushed on deck and beheld far down
on the horizon a dark, grey cloud which finally developed
into hills covered with tropical trees and a stretch of sandy
beach. After sailing a few hours, I was able to see the
masts of the government station at Colon. We finally
reached Colon and dropped anchor beside the entrance to
the canal. Nine hours later we were steaming into the
broad Pacific, headed for San Pedro.
GORDON CUTLER, '30.
OUR TRIP ON CARTER DOME
On September 22, 1928, the Dormitory girls of Frye-
llgurg Academy made their memorable expedition to Carter
THE ACADEMY BELL 32
We put up lunches enough for fifteen, and after supply-
ing "Mister's" truck with gasoline and oil and filling the
back part with old mattresses, we finally started off at 9:30
A. M., from the "dorm," singing "Hit the line for Frye-
Those who went were as follows: "Betty" Rundlett,
Eleanor Chase, "Maggie" Harmon, Irma Fehlandt, Miriam
Chase, Ruth Pratt, "Bill" Gannon, Marion Barker, Char-
lotte Wentworth, Priscilla Wilkinson, "Betty" Andrews, and
I. The teachers were Miss Mildred Smart, Miss Ruth John-
son, and Miss Ruth Piper. Mr. "Hinie" Heartz was our
Our first mishap was just a few miles out of Fryeburg.
The steering gear was very loose and we were going about
twenty-five miles an hour, when, as "Hinie" tried to steer
the car one way it went another. We nearly got "ditched,"
but luck was with us and we did not meet with any serious
We stopped both at Char1otte's and Ruth's house at
Jackson for a few moments and then started on again.
The trip was very pleasant until we reached Jackson.
Here our trouble began.
We were going down a little grade when something
came off the under part of the car and dragged on the
ground. "Hinie" stopped and found that the exhaust pipe
had dropped down. He took it off and tied it to the run-
ning board. By the time we had substracted part of the
truck I do not wonder that it would not go right.
Soon we came to a hill which we could not make, so all
the girls got out and walked up. By the time we had
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mastered several hills in this fashion, we finally reached
the Glen House at the foot of Carter Dome.
The truck was left at the foot of the mountain and
after each one took an orange and put enough sandwiches in
the pack that "Hinie" carried, we all started up the moun-
We managed to keep together for a while, then some
got ahead of the others. Finally Priscilla and "Betty"
Rundlett passed us, leaving seven of the girls behind with
more teachers behind those. We could not keep up with
them because we were tired and stopped often to rest.
Every half mile we saw a sign that said, "Four and one
half miles," "Four miles," "Three and one half," and so on
until we reached the top. The Tote Road was an easy
trail and very pleasant.
We picked berries on our way and ate them. By the
time we reached the top, we were nearly starved. Priscilla
and Betty kept ahead of us all the time and reached the
summit nearly an hour before we did. When the seven of
us finally did reach the top, we climbed up into the lookout
station and ate our dinner.
We waited for about an hour for the teachers to come,
but decided that they had taken the wrong trail and prob-
ably would be a longer time coming up than we were, so
we started down but had no sooner reached the foot of the
lookout station when Miss "Johnnie" and a few others came
up the mountain saying that the rest were waiting for us
to come down that Way as they were so tired that they
could not get up. "Hinie" decided to go down and bring
them up while we waited.
It was about four o'clock in the afternoon then and
growing colder every minute. I started down the path to
meet some of the other girls as they said it would be warm-
er down there, suddenly I tripped over some rocks and
went flying into the air. When I finally did strike terra
jirma I was a total wreck. My arms were bruised and my
legs all scratched up. Nevertheless I was able to walk
We finally asked the teachers if we might go down for
it was cold and getting late, but they said, "No." When
they weren't looking four of us strolled quietly down the
trail, not saying a word to them.. When we did get out of
sight we ran as fast as we could. Ruth Pratt and I were
in front and two other girls behind.
The trail was so steep that we had to run nearly all the
way down, stumbling now and then on a rock. When we
came to the main road we found to our dismay that it was
not the place from which we had started. We did not
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know exactly which Way to go then, but Hnally decided to
turn to the left and fortunately it was the right way. It
was nearly a mile from there to the Glen House, but We
finally reached it.
Ruth and I ate our supper and then went into the hotel
and rested. Soon the other two came along followed short-
ly by the rear guard.
"Mister" came up to bring some of us home. He drove
the truck and "Hinie" drove "Mister's" car.
Before we reached home we were nearly frozen and
so tired and lame that we could hardly walk.
Although we were unfortunate at times, I think every-
one had a most joyous outing and all were glad that they
MARY SAMPSON, '32.
REPRESENTATIVE FRENCH ART
Every nation has its artists as it has its business men
and politicians and France is not an exception to this rule.
On the contrary, France has had her full share of famous
artists. From among all these artists let us choose three
that will be typical of French Art. The three that come
first to our minds are Corot, Millet and Rosa Bonheur. Per-
haps the critics do not agree that these are the best of their
class, but they are better known and more interesting than
Corot represents the Fontainbleau-Barbizon school.
This school was primarily devoted to showing the sentiment
of color and light. It took nature just as it found it in the
forest of Fontainbleau, on the plain of Barbizon, and else-
where and treated it with poetic feeling for light, shadow,
atmosphere and color that resulted in the best landscape
painting yet known.
Millet was one of the peasant painters who were allied
in feeling and sentiment with the Fontainbleau painters.
Millet was virtually the discoverer of the peasants as an
art subject, and he painted them with great simplicity and
Rosa Bonheur was a painter of animals. Some critics
rank her work as prosaic and commonplace, others rank her
as the greatest Woman painter of animals, another ranks
her with Landseerg and yet another as the greatest painter
of animals of the nineteenth century.
Jean Baptiste Comille Corot was born in Paris in 1796
the son of a barber. Corot's mother had been apprenticed
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to a milliner as a girl and soon after the birth of her son
she became proprietress and with the aid of her husband,
who now gave up his shop, she became prosperous. Their
son was sent to school in Rouen. On his return home in
spite of his great desire to become an artist, he was ap-
prentice to a linen-draper. When Camille was twenty-six
his father gave him an allowance of 1,200 francs a year
and told him he could do as he pleased as long as he asked
for no more money. He therefore entered the studio of
Michallon. Michallon died the same year and Corot studied
under Bertin. Corot seems to have learnt but little from
his masters although he did his best to paint the historical
landscapes in the manner then in vogue. After finishing
his academic course he Went to Italy. He now began work-
ing in the open air, making studies in the Campagna. After
spending two and a half years near Rome and Naples he
returned to France to exhibit several landscapes at the
Salon. It was not until after a second visit to Italy and
the production of many classical compositions such as the
"Africa" and the "St. Jerome in the Desert" that the true
Corot emerged and began those studies of French land-
scapes which set him apart from all artists and won for him
the high position he occupied until his death. His first
work of this period the "Christ on the Mount of Olives" of
1844 is a true masterpiece. Corot had entered on the right
path at last and for the next quarter of a century he worked
on, never again deviating from it though many years
elapsed before he found a ready sale for his pictures. In
1846 he received the Cross of the Legion of Honour. His fa-
ther, who had kept his word concerning his allowance, now
doubled the amount.
Although Corot had a house at Ville d'Array and often
stopped at Barbizon he lived a great deal in Paris and many
of his finest landscapes were painted in his studio there.
Absorbed in his work and with no companion but his sister,
Corot took but little notice of what was going on around
him. When the revolution of 1848 was in progress and he
was in the street-fighting he is said to have asked a passer-
by what the trouble was and if the people were discontented
with the government. In 1870 it was not until the Ger-
mans were at the very gates of Paris that he realized any-
thing unusual was going on. Corot died in 1875.
In the work of Corot details are suppressedg he en-
deavored to interpret the impression received from viewing
a landscape and his strongest excellence is the suggestive-
ness with which he accomplished this. His management
of light and atmosphere is inimitable, especially when he
represented early morning and twilight. His color is cool
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and silvery, pale greens, grays, and browns. His best pic-
tures are: "Dance of the Nymphsf' "Paysage," "The
Bathersj' "Ville d'Array," "Willows near Arras," "The
Bent Tree," "A Gust of Wind," "Christ on the Mount of
Jean Francois Millet was born at the village of Gruchy,
near Greville in 1814. As a boy he helped his father on his
little farm, early winning a close familiarity with nature
which stood him in good stead in later life. He is said to
have first thought of becoming an artist through seeing
some pictures in an illustrated Bible, and to have tried to
make sketches of the peasants about him in a similar style.
Millet was fortunate in having relations who early
recognized his unusual abilities. An uncle who had retired
from the priesthood taught him Latin, and it was probably
due to his influence that he was sent to Cherbourg in 1832
to learn painting from an artist named Langlois who, how-
ever, could teach him next to nothing and advised him to
go to Paris. The municipality of Cherbourg granted him
the sum of 600 francs for the preliminary expenses and an
allowance of 400 francs for a few years. With this small
but welcome assistance Millet went to the, French capital
where he entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts as a student.
He soon became dissatisfied with the instruction he re-
ceived there and obtained admission to the studio of Paul
Delaroche, the historical painter then at the height of his
fame. Millet was not long in recognizing the fact that he
had not even now found his true teacher. Therefore, in
spite of the fact that Delaroche allowed him to work with
him for nothing after his funds were exhausted, he soon
left the kindly painter. He now took a small studio with
his friend, Marolle, in the Rue de l'Est, spending, however,
very much of his time in the Louvre studying the Old Mas-
ters. During this time Millet produced from time to time
several fine classical canvasses, remarkable for their solemn,
almost religious sentiment although they were inferior in
force of expression to his later work. The two friends lived
together for eight years, even doing sign paintings and ad-
vertisements to earn a living. In the midst of all his pov-
erty Millet married. His first wife lived only two years
but he married again.
During the terrible years between 1841 and 1848 when
Paris was in the throes of the revolution Millet must have
had a hard struggle to live. He, himself, fought on the
barricades in the first scenes before Lewis Napoleon was
proclaimed President of the Republic.
Millet now resolved to leave classical subjects alone
and in 1850 he left Paris to take up his residence at Bar-
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bizon on the borders of Fontainbleau Forest. From this
time the history of his art development can be closely fol-
lowed in the series of pictures exhibited at the Salon. Mil-
let had at last found his true voice. He never again Waver-
ed in his choice. The foundation of all his work was ob-
servation, but observation idealized by a fine imagination.
He did not attempt painting in the open air or even from
the living model in the studio. He worked in the fields
about his house as a sower and reaper, entering as he had
done in boyhood and early youth into the hopes and fears
of the peasants, noting every characteristic detail of their
lives, then he reproduced from memory what he had seen.
He received the ribbon of the Legion of Honour in 1867.
He died in 1873.
Millet was leader in what may be called the rustic
genre, an important art development. Like Rousseau he
suiered much at the hands of the adherents of classic or
academic art, and was long refused admittance to the Salon
exhibits. He had a fine feeling for line and form and a
thorough appreciation of chiaros curo, which in his hands,
expresses thought and feeling. His figures have about
them a simple grandeur of form with a dignified piece of
expression which sets them apart from the peasants of any
other painter. They are real portraits, not idealized like-
nesses, of actual men and women in their every day oc-
cupation. They have indeed so completely eclipsed the
fame of all that Millet produced before them, that it is
difficult to remember that he Was also painter of various
classical subjects which at one time attracted considerable
notice in Paris. Representative Works are: "The SoWer,"
"The Gleanersf' "Shepherdess with Sheep," "Sheepfold by
Night," "Water Carrier," "Woodcutter," "The Angelus,"
"Potato Gatherersf' and "Bean Harvest."
Marie Rosa Bonheur was born at Bordeau in 1822, the
daughter of an artist of some little local reputation. Rosa
was one of a large family all of whom, sooner or later,
adopted art as a profession. Her mother died when Rosa
was quite a child and soon after the father took the chil-
dren to Paris, when she was sent first to a convent school
as a day pupil and later to a boarding school. After re-
maining there for a short time she was apprenticed to a
dressmaker, but she often played truant from her Work to
wander about in the Louvre and make rough copies of the
pictures there. Surprised at the talent these early eHorts
displayed, her father allowed her to take lessons in painting
from Leon Cogniet, a good teacher, but not himself very suc-
cessful as an artist, who advised her to be an animal painter.
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Rosa was but nineteen when she won her first success
at the Salon with two oil paintings, one of a group of goats
and sheep, the other of two rabbits. It was not until 1845
that Rosa left home and established herself in a studio of
her own in the country, where she could study animals to
her heart's content. She withdrew to the Forest of Fon-
tainbleau where she kept a menagerie in the grounds about
For convenience's sake Rosa Bonheur adapted a semi-
masculine costume and for a time one heard much less about
her painting than one did about her masculine garb.
Among the most celebrated of her earlier works is the
"Labourage Nivernais" which is still considered her master-
piece by many critics. It was painted in 1848 and the sub-
ject is supposed to have been suggested by the opening
passage of George Sands' "La Mace au Diable" describing
a sturdy young ploughman guiding his eight vigorous oxen
over a rich pasture in the bright sunshine.
Soon after the exhibition of the "Labourage Nivernais"
Rose Bonheur's father died and she felt his death so keenly
that she did not send anything to the Salon for some years.
In 1853, however, appeared the "Marche aux Chevaux"
which had cost her eighteen months of hard labor, and in its
vigorous realism and strong coloring has been compared
with the best work of Gerecault.
As a matter of course all manner of honours were show-
ered upon the popular painter. She was the first woman
to receive the Leopold Cross of Belgium, the Commander's
Cross of Spain, and that of the Legion of Honour of France.
Concerning the last, the story is told that the Emperor
was very unwilling to grant it to a woman but that the Em-
press won a reluctant consent after long persuasion, and
took it herself to Fontainbleau. As Rosa Bonheur rose to
greet her Imperial visitor the Empress bent over her, and
it was not until she was alone again that the artist dis-
covered the gleaming cross pinned to her blouse.
All through the war of 1780 Rosa Bonheur remained
in her Fontainbleau home and when the Germans advanced
on Paris, the Crown Prince gave strict orders that no injury
should be done to her pack or residence. In the troubled
times which succeeded the capitulation of Paris the artist
still maintained her seclusion and during the last years of
her life she became more and more of a recluse, only visit-
ing the capital now and then, as when in 1896 she was
chosen to act as guide to the Emperor and Empress of
Russia through the galleries of the Louvre. She died on
the 26th of May, 1899, leaving behind her an unstained repu-
tation as that of a woman without fear and without re-
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proach who, in the midst of her own prosperity, had been
ever ready to hold out a helping hand to those less fortunate
It is possible that future generations may not fully in-
dorse the verdict of her contemporaries on the pictures of
Rosa Bonheur. However, she will always rank high among
woman Workers so single was her aim, so high and noble
was her ideal. She drew and modelled with a skill rare
among female artists who, as a rule, are impatient of the
endless toil needed to secure true success, as a result she
achieved a really remarkable mastery of technique. She
took perhaps too prosaic a View of her subjects, sacrificing
poetry of sentiment to rigid accuracy of form. On the
other hand she avoided any exaggerated expression. She
had little of that imagination which gives to the simplest
theme a poetry of its own, but as a faithful exponent of
animal life with all its well defined limitations she stands
alone among the painters of the nineteenth century. Besides
her two best known pictures "Labourage Nivernais" and
"Marche aux Chevaux" she painted "Haymaking' in Au-
vergne," "Sheep on the Sea-shore," "Skye Ponies."
MARJORIE MOULTON, '29.
THE TOWN GOSSIPS IN "THE GAY-90's"
Mrs. Abbott, a widow of about sixty years of age, had
returned from her trip to town and was making a cake,
when Mrs. Brown, a neighbor, stepped in.
"Good-day Mollie," said Mrs. Brown. "I see you are
"Yes, indeed," said Mollie, "I thought the hired man
would like some. Won't you sit down?"
"For a little while, thank you," said Mrs. Brown, "al-
though I ought to be home."
"Dear me!" exclaimed Mollie, "I don't know what the
world is coming to, why, I was almost knocked down by
one of them horseless carriages today."
"Too bad, too bad," murmured Mrs. Brown. "Come to
think of it, it was only yesterday that Nancy Piper pulled
her skirt a whole half an inch above her ankle, with several
boys looking on."
"There! I smell my cake burning," exclaimed Mollie,
as she ran towards the kitchen.
"Well, I guess I'll be going over to the Widow Jenkins'
-Goodbye," said Mrs. Brown.
"Goodbye," said Mollie, "Come again."
STANLEY BREWER, '30.
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THE PIRATE SONG
My boat sails forth in quest of booty rare,
Nor wind nor wave shall stop it on its questsg
And soon 'twill sail into the golden west.
'Tis as an eagle swooping from his lair.
The sea upon its breast my ship will bear.
'Tis manned with men of kind the very best.
I have the Jolly Roger for my crest.
All ye who sail upon my seas take care.
My ship did once into a harbour sail,
Whose people did not see our death Hag waveg
We'd come to seek a haven from the gale.
Today they all lie mouldering in the grave.
And here I stand a mighty pirate bold-
I'd sell my very soul in search of gold.
It's very hard to write a poem,
And I don't know how to start 1n-
Yet Miss "Johnnie" says I must,
So I might as well begin.
First I sit on the window-seat,
Then walk around the floor.
Now I am up, and now I am down
To ponder and think once more.
I wonder why we have to Work
And study so hard to learn.
The teachers tell us not to shirk
And sometimes they're quite stern.
Now there is Mr. Larrabee.
We try his patience you just bet,
Especially in Commercial Arithmetic-
Fractions! I can't do them yet.
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He will say, "Now Miss Sampson,
If you will only try,
You can do that simple problem.
It is just as easy as pie."
Immediately I start right in,
And then,-oh deary me!
The answer isn't ninetyg
It's only seventy-three.
Then he says, "That isn't right.
How much did this man haul?"
But before the answer leaves my mouth
I start right in to bawl.
After that comes writingg
That isn't quite so bad.
But when it comes to spellin.g,
That actually drives me mad.
Our first word is knowledge.
The second word is fame ................
By the time I have them memorized
I have almost gone insane.
I must not leave out English Lit.
Because "Mister" tries his best
To have us learn a little more
Of the world in the Lit. Digest.
Say, when it comes to rhetoricals
And speaking before the school,
My heart goes THUMP, and before I think,
I'm stammering like a little fool.
Perhaps you think it's lots of fun
Speaking before a crowd,
But you try and see how much fun it is
When they laugh at you good and loud!
But when school life is over,
And you wander far away,
You begin to wish you were back again
With your friends at old F. A.
MARY SAMPSON, '32
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fAn Inspi1'at'io'n from Alumni Hallj
I like to wash the glasses.
I don't mind the silver ware.
But when it comes to tin ones
I could almost swear.
Mary hates the glasses,
And detests the silver ware.
But when it comes to tin ones
You bet she's always there.
Libby doesn't mind at all,
They're all the same to him.
But sometimes when they flrag along
His face gets kind of grim.
MIRIAM CHASE, '32,
O Freshmen! O Freshmen! our fearful trip has begun,
The school will weather every rack, the prize we sought will be wong
The school is near, the bell I hear, the students all exulting,
While "Mr." eyes the steady keel, the students prosperous and daring.
O Freshmen! O Freshmen! hush up and hear the bell,
Rise up, the flag is flung! for us the bugle trillsg
For us the Freshman initiation comes, for us the halls are crowding,
For on us they call, to make a speech, their eager faces turning.
Our Freshmen do not answer, their lips are pale and stillg
The audience do not feel the harm, they have not pulse or willg
The school is anchor'd safe and sound, its doors are closed each oneg
For the trip is finished, as we, The Freshmen, come in with object
Dorm JoNEs, '32.
AN ESTIMATE OF CAESAR
Four long years I've strived,
To reach the ladder top,
But at each Latin Class I sigh
At the things that I've forgot.
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When that Latin proffs eye
Comes stealing along to me,
I'd rather be like Aeneas, between
The devil and the deep sea.
Through French I fairly Hy,
In "Math" I am quite strong,
But I guess there ain't another guy
Who can get his Latin so wrong.
Conjugate the verb amo.
Decline tuba., aes, hostisg
But my mind's in the depths below,
In a great sunken abyss.
And every night when I go to bed,
I do solemnly pray
That that Latin prof I dread
Won't call on me next day.
I never was good at Lating
I never could dope it out.
So every time I translate
There's some degree of doubt.
"Omnis Gallia divisa est
In partes tres"
To translate I'd do my best
But my mind was filled with haze.
"Gaul is all divided, part three,
Er-Gaul divided all three parts-"
I see her looking at me
As again I vainly start.
It isn't any use, Miss Johnson
I can't do this cursed stuff,
I'm a hard guy to down,
But I know when I've had enough.
But she'll hear no protests
My lesson I must dog
And in a half an hour or less
I barely struggle through.
I've had Virgil and Caesar,
Ovid and Cicero:
In all the works of these giezars
I don't know how two lines go.
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Now this guy Caesar was a fighterg
He knew his wars like a book.
He was never a "blighter"
For he won by hook or by crook.
But Caesar had his failings,
"Cleo" was his pride and joyg
She liked this Roman Soldier-
He was just a naughty boy.
But Caesar finally bit the dust.
His ambition got him in the end,
For when his heart received the thrust
He did the geesham bend.
His blood did run like a mountain stream,
Or like a startled doe.
His mighty thoughts went up in steam
His soul went down below.
CHARLES THURLOW, '29
MEMORIES OF OLD F. A.
Way up beside the Saco river,
Far, far away,
That's where my heart is turning ever-
Back to old F. A.
That's where I spent my happy school days,
Far, far away,
That's where I learned my lessons,-
Back at old F. A.
And when I'm here no longer,
But far, far away,
In my fanciful dream I'll wander
Back to old F. A.
MIRIAM CHASE, '32
Against the snow-clad hill,
Beneath the starlit sky,
The lone pine stands
With his lofty head on high.
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Through his robe of velvet green
Where waving breezes sigh,
The moon, she throws her golden beam
Till dawn of day is nigh.
MIRIAM CHASE, '32
A SONN ET
Walking through the woods at dawng
In leafy solitude and green,
I came upon a couchant fawn,
Who stared at me with guiltless mien.
At my caress it showed no fear,
It seemed to know I meant no harm,
It gave no start as I drew nearg
'Twas a statue still and calm.
In search of salt it licked my hand,
Which meant but true fidelity.
And as I stroked its glossy back,
But pleasant thoughts came back to me.
Since then whene'er I stroll at morn,
I think of my love for this baby fawn.
THE RAIN '
It is going to rain.
I see the clouds
Up in the sky so very far
Are drifting in masses
Above my head.
It is going to rain.
For I hear a gentle wind
Beating against the blind
Outside my window.
I feel a cool refreshing
Breeze go past my deskg
I shall close the window and shall rest.
But I shall not sleep-I shall only rest.
I will be able to understand the rain,
As one might understand a pain.
And I shall hear outside my window the
blind and Windy
And gently against my window hear the rain.
All this will make me meditate
Of places I have been
And people I have seen.-
L. P. S., '30
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Born October 1, 1911 Fryeburg, Maine
Secretary and Treasurer of Commercial Club 3, 4:
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: Pageant 2: Piano Recital 1, 2, 3:
Gym Exhibition 2: BELL Board 3, 4: Typewriting-
Shorthand Contest 3: Honor Student. A
Our class has another apt commercial
student, who IS one of the most advanced.
She excels in studies and promises to be a
competent business woman. While at F. A.
Evelyn has won many awards in commer-
KENNETH ALVIN BONNEY
Born September 27, 1912 Harrison, Maine
Entered F. A. from Mechanic Falls High School,
September 14, 1926. Football 3: French Club 4: Var-
sity Club 4: Basketball 3: Track 2: Tennis 3: Min-
strel Show, 3, 4: Chorus 3, 4: Wrestling 3: Prize
Speaking, 3 Honorable Mention: Gym Exhibition 3:
Latin Play 3: Baseball, Assistant Manager 3, Man-
Can we forget how small "Bonney" was
when he came to us his sophomore year?
He is our class baby but he is very popular
with a. certain little girl. And can he
dance? Well, I'll say! He was O. K. as
a football player, and more than that as
manager. "Bonney" proves himself very
eiiicient as a baseball manager also. He
may be small, but oh my!
DONALD SHERMAN Dow
Born January 3, 1912
North Scarboro, Maine
Entered F. A. from Hiram High School, September,
1927. French Club 3, 4: Varsity Club 3, 4: Manager
of Track 3: Track 4: Minstrel 3, 4: Debating 3:
Chorus 3, 4: Orchestra 3, 4: Prize Speaking 3: BELL
Board 3, 4: Debating Prize 3: Class Part, Class Will:
f'Doc" entered F. A. from Hiram for his
Junior year, but he has made up for all
lost time. It must be that "Doc" was the
principal part of the debating team for it
won when he was on it, and fell through
when he was ill. "Doc" knows how to fiddle
too. In the school orchestra he can hold
his own as well as in the chorus. Would
it be possible for such a witty, young fellow
to do anything but succeed? Indeed not!
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HAROLD RUSSELL EASTMAN
Born January 1, 1909
Fryeburg Center, Maine
"Sheik,' has been with us four years and
has earned his place as senior. Very quiet
and modest is he in all his ways.
RUTH ALBERTA EAST MAN
Born June 10, 1912 Stow, Maine
Volley Ball 3, 4: Manager 4: Commercial Club 2,
3, 4: Minstrel 2: Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: Pageant 2: Gym
Exhibition 1, 2, 3: Latin Play 3: County Shorthand-
Typewriting Contest 4.
"Ruthie" has a natural ability for com-
mercial studies, and has received many
awards in several divisions. She is an
important factor on the volley ball team
also. To prove it you ought to have secn
EDMUND BICKFORD EMERSON
Born May 7, 1911 Brookfield, N. H.
Football Squad 1, 2: Team 3, 4: Circulus Latinus
3: Aedile 3: Commercial Club 4: French Club 4: Var-
sity Club 2, 3, 4: Basketball Squad 1, 2: Team 3,
4: Class Basketball 4: Track 3: Relay 3: Tennis 3:
Minstrel 2, 3, 4: Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 1Baritone Soloist! :
Pageant 2: Prize Speaking 2, 3: Honorable Men-
tion 2: Piano Recital 1, 2, 3, 4: Latin Play 3: Base-
ball 1, 2, 3, 4.
Athlete and soloist! His freshman year
he became a "letter-man," and he has
earned many more honors since then.
"Skinny" has made his mark in the foot-
ball field, on the basket ball floor, and as
pitcher on the baseball team. He has also
made a "hit" as soloist. "Skinnie's" drap
voice is certainly all right. We hope that
his red hair will keep him shining as a star
after he leaves F. A.
THE ACADEMY BELL
Born June 29, 1911 Salem, Mass.
Entered F. A. from Whittier School, September,
1926. Field Hockey 3, 4: Commercial Club 3, 4:
French Club 3, 4: Basketball 3, 4: Class Basketball
4: Chorus 2, 3, 4: Soloist 2, 3: School Circus 2: Gym
Exhibition 2, 3: General Improvement Prize 3. I
She has been with us three years and ln
that time has won her place among the
seniors. "Bill" has been a star in both the
hockey and basketball teams, without men-
tioning her talent as soloist. Keep it up
"Bill"-you're going fine. When you get
down to Oakgrove, just be the same old
scout and all w1ll be well.
Born May 21, 1912
East Brownfield, Maine
Entered F. A, from Brownfield High School,
September, 1927. Basketball 4: Class Baskztball 4:
French Club 4.
"Jerry" has the reputation of being one
of the quietest girls in F. A., but not so
when she attended B. M. H. S. She played
on our class team in basketball and also
during the alumni game. We trust that
"Jer1'y's" quietness will win her a place in
the future as an honored alumnae.
LEURA MARION HALEY
Born June 7, 1911 Fryeburg, Maine
,Volley Ball 3, 4: Captain 4: Commercial Club 2:
French Club 3, 4: Vice President 1, 2, 3, 4: Min-
strel 2: Senior Drama: Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: French
Play 11: Gym Exhibition 1, 2, 3: BELL Board: Alumni
Notes 4: Honor Student.
Ever since Leura entered F. A. she has
progressed in everything she attempted.
Our volley ball team is very glad they chose
her for their captain. She did her stuff!
In the gym exhibition last year she was
one of four girls of the entire school who
won a letter. As a student Leura has been
right there. Will anyone ever forget her
in the Senior Drama? She did her part in
writing notes for the Reporter, also. Here's
luck to you, Leura, in your undecided fu-
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MILTON FIELDING ILLINCWORTH
Born April 22, 1911 Saugus, Mass.
Chorus 1: French Club 3: Varsity Club 2, 3, 4:
Track 1, 2, 4: Manager of Track 2: Minstrel 3, 4:
One afternoon recently, we overheard
"Matt" saying: "Eni, meni, mini, mo, Jack-
son, Intervale, Fryeburg, Laconiaf' We
wonder which girl Won out! If he was as
successful in counting out his lady friends
as he was as track manager, we trust he
came out on top that afternoon. Well,
"Matt," we hope you make a success of
CARL JAMES JOHNSON
Born November 19, 1911 Fryeburg, Maine
Football Assistant Manager 3, Manager 4: Cir-
culus Latinus 2: Commercial Club 4: French Club 3,
4: Varsity Club 4: Basketball 3: Track 2: Tennis 3:
Minstrel Show 2, 3, 4: Senior Drama, Manager 4:
Debating 3: Chorus 1, 2, 3: Pageant 2: Glee Club
1: Gym Exhibition 3:.Latin Play 3.
Carl has been with us for four years. -He
is a member of the Varsity Club, gaining
the honor by acting as manager of football.
He also has great abllity with the other
sex. We hope he will always galn in his
Born July 28, 1910 Fryeburg, Maine
Circulus Latinus 2, 3, 4: Consul 4: Aedile 2: Com-
mercial Club 4: French Club 3, 4: Track 2: Class
President 1, 2, 3, 4: Minstrel Show 2, 3, 4: Senior
Drama: Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: Pageant 2: Circus 1: Glee
Club 1: Orchestra 2, 3: Piano Recital 1, 2, 3: BELL
Board 1, 3: Latin Play 3: lst Latin Prize for Boys
1, 2, 3: French Play 4: Honor Student-Valedictory.
One could write pages about Clyde's abil-
ity as a student or pianist, or dramatlst or
class president, but let us leave that to
someone else and simply say that he IS a
"jolly good fellow," and the class of '29 is
surely proud to have his name on the role.
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Avis BERYL LAMONT
Born November 5, 1910 East Hiram, Maine
Entered F. A. from Hiram High School, September,
1927. Comme1'cial Club 3, 4: Chorus 3, 4: Prize
Avis has the reputation as the quietest
person in the class, but we are afraid she
doesn't always live up to it when at base-
ball games. Perhaps she has been known
at F. A. only two years, but it doesn't take
two years to discover that Avis is certainly
a most likeable girl.
NORA PEARL MCALISTER
Born June 23, 1910 East Stoneham, Maine
Entered F. A. from Lovell High School, September,
1926. Commercial Club 2, 3, 43 Chorus 2, 33 Gym
Exhibition 2: Volley Ball Squad 4.
Nora may hail from Lovell but she sure-
ly can trip the light fantastic. She has
all the qualifications for an A-1 Happer.
You should worry about getting a man,
Nora, as long as you have those eyes!
RUSSELL' RANDOLPH MCLAUGHLIN
Born November 29, 1909 Hiram, Maine
Entered F. A. from Hiram High School, September,
1927. Basketball Team 3, 4: Captain of Basketball
43 Class Basketball 3, 4, Baseball Team 3, 4: Track
4, Commercial Club 3, 49 President of Commercial
Club 4: Varsity Club 3, 45 Vice-President Varsity
Club 4, Orchestra 3, 4: Minstrel 3, 4: School Circus
It would be hard to say where "Loppy"
stars the most, on the basketball court or
baseball diamond, but he IS a shining light
on either. "Loppy" also has aspirations
as an opera singer and has already ren-
dered selections at the local movies.
THE ACADEMY BELL
Born July 18, 1909 Hiram, Maine
Entered F. A. from Hiram High School, September,
1927. Football Squad 4: Circulus Latinus 3: French
Club 3, 4: Varsity Club 4: Basketball 3, 4: Class
Basketball 4: Minstrel 3, 4: Senior Drama: Latin
Play 3: Baseball 3, 4: Honor Student: Class Part-
"Ellie" came here last year from Hiram
High School and in those two years has
captured a place on the baseball team and
a class part, too. We are proud to have
him in our class-Keep up the good work,
Born December 26, 1911 Hiram, Maine
Entered F. A. from Hiram High School. September
1927. Volley Ball 3, 4: Circulus Latinus 3, 4: Con:
sul 4: French Club 3, 4: Basketball 3, 4: Captain 4:
Class Basketball 4: Track 3, 4: Gym Exhibition 3:
BELL Board 4: Latin Play 3: Vice-President Girls'
Athletic Association 4: Honor Student: Class Part-
History: French Play 4.
"Margie" has worked hard during' the
past two years and now "The End Crowns
the Work." Marjorie has emerged with
two honors "The Best Feminine Athlete"
and the "Class Historian." We are proud
EMILY EVA MULFORD
Born August 3, 1911 Brooklyn, New York
Entered F. A. from Erasmus High School, Septem-
ber, 1926. Volley Ball 3, 4: Commercial Club 3, 4:
French Club 3: Basketball 2-4, Manager 4: Class
Basketball 4: Track 3: Senior Drama: Chorus 2, 3,
4: Pageant 2: Piano Recital 2, 3: Gym Exhibition 2:
BELL Board 2: Latin Play 3: Vice-President Girls'
Athletic Association 3: Class Part-Gifts to Boys.
"Minnie" came to us our sophomore year
and has been a welcome addition to our
class. She has been a student and an ath-
lete, loved by all and welcome wherever she
went. She showed more than usual skill in
the Senior Drama as "Hazel," and we cer-
tainly hope she has as happy a future
ahead of her as it was in the play.
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ESTHER ARDEL PETERSON
Born March 25, 1910 Fryeburg, Maine
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: French Club 33 Chorus in
Minstrel, Gym Exhibition 1.
Esther has been a very sedate, quiet
classmate, studying hard and working for
the school. Although she has not taken a
part in athletics she has attended most
every game, and routed long and loud for
our teams. She has a very quiet manner,
and is always thought of as a studious
schoolmate. We hope she makes a success-
ful teacher as it is her dearest dream.
RUTH JEANETTE PRATT
Born September 13, 1912 Avon, Conn.
Entered F. A. from Jackson High School, Septem-
ber, 1926. Field Hockey 4: Manager of Volley Ball
33 Commercial Club 2, 3, 4g President of Commercial
Club 3: Chorus 2, 3, 43 Gym Exhibition 2.
"Ruthie" came to- us as a sophomore and
has been a very qulet little classmate. No
one knows her but to honor her. Her abil-
1ty as a commercial student is very evident.
She has won several awards, among them,
her hockey letter and her typing pins. No
doubt "Ruthie" will be a very successful
stenographer to some busy person. '
THELMA EVELYN ROWE
Born May 11, 1909 Buxton, Maine
Field Hockey 2, 3, 43 Volley Ball Squad 1, 43
Commercial Club 2, 45 French Club 3, 4: Basketball
45 Class Basketball 43 Track 1, 2: Chorus 1: School
Circus 35 Prize Speaking 3: Gym Exhibition 1, 2, 3:
Editor-in-Chief of ACADEMY BELL 43 Honor Student.
Loved by all for her smiles, her ability
and her good nature. "Teddy" has showed
her ability in more than one line of work.
Her rank shows her scholastic standing,
and her basketball and hockey letters prove
her athletic skill. She has faithfully
helped write Reporter notes and was very
successful as editor of the school paper.
Not every girl can work her way and keep
up in both studies and athletics and still
win through with a smile. We hope she is
as successful as teacher as she has been as
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ROY ELSWORTH THOMPSON
Born April 7, 1909 Melvin Village, N. H.
Entered F. A. from Tilton School, January 3, 1928.
Football 43 French Club 3, 45 Secretary-Treasurer 4:
Varsity Club 4: Basketball Squad 3, 4: Minstrel Show
3, 4: Senior Drama: Chorus 3: Baseball 3, 4: Class
Part-Gifts to Girls.
Although "Tom" has only been here two
years he is a pal to everyone, for his happy,
carefree ways have made his place at F.
A. He is one of our varsity members and
deserves a lot of credit. We never took
"Tom" for a soloist, but he certainly gave
us some good selections at the minstrel and
at one of the varsity movies. He also
showed his stage ability in the Senior
Drama. Could "Uncle Matt" ever fade out
of our minds? Certainly not!
CHARLES EDWARD THURLOW
"Squealcie,' or 'fCha,rZie"
Born November 7, 1911
Burnham Jct., Maine
Football 1, 2, 3, 45 Circulus Latinus 2, 3, 4:
Aedile 43 French Club 3, 43 Track 2: Assistant Track
Manager 35 Class Secretary and Treasurer 1, 2, 3,
4: Minstrel 2. 3, 4: Senior Drama: Chorus 1, 2, 3,
4, Tenor Soloistg Pageant 23 Prize Speaking 3,
Honorable Mention: Piano Recital 1, 2, 33 BELL
Board 3, 43 Latin Play 33 French Play 4.
"Squeakie" has been a member of our
class all four years and has filled the posi-
tion of secretary and treasurer. The mem-
ory that will stay with us longest, will be
that of his part in the Senior Drama.
"Rollo's" character certainly coincided
with "Charlie's." He is our class poet, and
has furnished many selections for our
school paper. He has also been a star in
the line of tenor soloist. No doubt
Charles will succeed in the future and be
an honored alumnus.
WILLIAM SAUNDERS WALKER
Born December 10, 1909 Brldgton, Maine
Entered F. A. from Bridgton High School, Septem-
ber, 1928. Football 4: Basketball Squad 4: Varsity
Club 4: Orchestra 43 Commercial Club 43 Class Bas-
ketball 4g Track 4.
From Bridgton High came "Bill" for his
senior year. His ability to play the saxa-
phone has helped to make the school orches-
tra a success. As a javelin thrower "Bill"
Won. second place in the New Hampshire
track meet. He entered the Varsity Club
after winning a letter in football. In'the
future when you 'blow that old "sax," "Bi1l,"'
just remember your senior year at F. A.
54 THE ACADEMY BELL
Born March 1, 1913 Pasadena, California
Entered F. A. September, 1926 from Jackson High
School. Field Hockey 3, 4: Captain 4: Circulus
Latinus 2, 3, 4: Scriba 3: Aedile 3, 4: French Club
3. 4: Secretary-Treasurer 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4: Class
Basketball 4: Track 2: Chorus 2, 3, 4: Pageant 2:
Piano Recital 3: Gym Exhibition 2: Latin Play 3:
President Girls' Athletic Association 4: French Play
When Charlotte is present we are all
well aware of it. She is a good sport and
has won her letter in field hockey and bas-
ketball. Let's give her full credit for her
work as capain of the hockey team also.
In her three years here with us she has en-
tered the school life, and received much
acclaim for her ability to lead.
Born January 17, 1912 Fryeburg, Maine
Circulus Latinus 2, 3, 4: Consul 3: French Club 3,
4: President 3: Tennis 3: Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: Pageant
2: Piano Recital 3: Gym Exhibition 1, 2, 3: BELL
Board 3, Editor-in-Chief 3: Latin Play 3: Secretary
and Treasurer of Girls' Athletic Association 4: 1st
Latin Prize 3: Honor Student: Class Part-Salu-
tatory: French Play.4.
It has been said that those who are won-
derful students are not popular. If this
saying is true Ruth is certainly an excep-
tion for she is an honor student-and as to
her popularity-ask anyone at Fryeburg.
How could anyone help being popular with
the disposition and good looks that Ruth
possesses? Although she has never taken
part ln athletics she has served on many
committees for social affairs and has
proved very competent. Ruth is quiet but
has a pleasing personality and is loved by
PRISCILLA MARY WILKINSON
Born August 16, 1909 Wrentham, Mass.
Entered F. A. from Wrentham High School, Sep-
tember 14, 1926. Field Hockey 4: Commercial Club
4: Basketball 4: Class Basketball 4: Tennis 3: Sen-
ior Drama: Gym Exhibition 2: Latin Play 3: Gen-
eral Improvement Prize 2.
"Pris" came to F. A. in 1926, a bashful
little maid, but before the end of her Sen-
ior year she overcame this dlfflculty. She
IS an approved fortune teller and as a bas-
ketball guard she's right there with the
rest of them. She sure lives up to the rep-
utation as "class scrapperf'
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lDho's lDho in the Senior Class
Who is the class baby? ....... Kenneth Bonney
Who is the best mixer? ....... 'iMinnie" Mulford
Who is the biggest Hirt? ...... Nora McAlister
Who is the best dancer? ...... Nora McAlister, and "Lop-
Who is the best dressed boy?. .Clyde Johnson
Who is the best dressed girl?. . ."Minnie" Mulford
Who is the Wittiest? .......... "Tommy" Thompson
is the teacher's pet?'. . . .
is the most popular boy?. .
is the most popular girl?. .
is the best sport? ....... Marjorie Moulton
is the class shark? ......
is the biggest bluffer? ....
is the sleepiest? .........
is the most religious? ....
is the class sheik? ........
is the most talkative? ....
is the latest to class? .....
is the quietest? .........
is the most athletic boy?. .
is the most athletic girl?. .
has the best disposition?. .
is the noisiest? ........
is the class scrapper?. . .
is the best looking boy?.
is the best looking girl?.
are the class grinds?. .
is the most energetic?.
Ruth Wiley, and
56 THE ACADEMY BELL
On Tuesday, September 11, Fryeburg Academy opened
for the 137th year of service. The faculty is the same as
last year with one exception. Miss Coburn, who taught
commercial subjects here for four years, resigned last June.
Miss Smart is the new member of the faculty.
The Minstrel Show, given by the boys, Wednesday eve-
ning, called out a good crowd. The Interlocutor was Mr.
LaCasce. The funny black faces of the end-men proved to
be Gordon Cutler, Hugh Webster, Raymond Walker, Coach
Anketell, Donald Dow, and Roy Thompson.
Part I-Minstrel Show
Jeannine of Lilac Time, Charles Thurlow
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I'd Love to be a Monkey in a Zoo, Hugh Webster
Laugh Clown, Laugh, Coach Anketell
Get Away, Old Man, Get Away, Roy Thompson
Sonny Boy, Edmund Emerson
I'm Glad That I Was Born a Boy, . Cutler-Dow
Banjo Selections, Berry-Thurlow
Everybody's Welcome in Dixie, Raymond Walker
Part II-The District School at Blueberry Corners
Coach Anketell deserves credible mention for his ef-
forts in making the Minstrel Show a success, as also does
Maxine Clemons, who was the able pianist.
Following this was a short play, conducted by Miss
Farris, "The District School at Blueberry Corners."
The School Orchestra, "The Merry Music Makers," fur-
nished the music for the dance. The prize for the elimina-
tion Fox Trot was won by Betty French whose partner was
Gordon Cutler. The couple then did a lively exhibition
dance for the benefit of the spectators.
On Friday evening, September 21, the Junior Class con-
ducted the so-called "Freshman Reception." Gordon Cut-
ler was master of ceremonies, and did a fine job. He was
assisted by Stanley Brewer. The Freshmen did stunts to
entertain the others. After the stunts everybody enjoyed
dancing. The music was furnished by a very willing four
THE CARTER'S DOME TRIP
On Saturday, September 22, a truck load of Academy
girls left Fryeburg to climb Carteris Dome. They went to
the Glen House via Pinkham Notch in the truck and then
took the 'cut-off trail to the "19 mile Brook Trail." Later
the party divided, part going up the "Tote Trail" and the
others up through Carter Notch. The party got back to
Fryeburg in the early evening tired but in good spirits.
A Football Dance was held in the gymnasium on Octo-
ber 27, especially for the boys who played football that day.
The HaIlowe'en decorations of the hall from the party the
night before were preserved. Music was furnished by the
58 THE ACADEMY BELL
school orchestra, "The Merry Music Makers," composed of
the following students: Piano, Maxine Clemons, saxophone,
William Walker, Davey Force, Asa Pike, Jr.g banjo, Charles
Thurlowg violin, Donald Dowg drums, Charles Gloving lead-
er, Coach Anketell.
It was a success both socially and financially.
On Friday night, November 16, at the vestry the senior
girls of Fryeburg Academy entertained the boys of the
football squad at the annual football banquet. Much credit
is due to the committee in charge, Ruth Wiley, Charlotte
Wentworth, and Emily Mulford, also to Mrs. Wiley, Mrs.
Mulford, and Mrs. Pike, who worked in the kitchen.
"Mister," who acted as toastmaster brought forth the
usual applause by his witty stories and introduction of the
orators of the evening. Among those requested to speak
were Coach Anketell, Manager Carl Johnson, Assistant
Manager Stanley Brewer, Captain Hubert Blake, who has
played his last game for F. A., Charles Cotton, Pete Bal-
lard, and several freshmen who have been a big credit to
the second team.
"Doc" Dow and "Blackie" Glovin led cheers for every-
body involved. Captain Charlotte Wentworth, of the
hockey team and Miss Piper responded in behalf of the
Music by Jordan's Orchestra accompanied the singing
of football songs. The room was tastefully decorated in
the "blue and white" with banners hung at intervals on the
The dance at the gym later in the evening with music
by Jordan's Orchestra was a success both socially and
financially. Events of this type mean a great deal to an
alumnus as he looks back upon his school life. May the
custom of the annual football banquet become an estab-
lished fact at F. A.
EDITH A. SAWYER ENGLISH PRIZE
At an assembly, April 19, Miss Hallie Hicks of Brown-
field, Maine, was awarded the Edith A. Sawyer Prize. This
prize is given each year to the student who makes the best
record during that year in written and spoken English.
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In making the presentation Mr. LaCasce quoted Miss
Sawyer as saying that she considered that her own moder-
ate degree of success in writing had come mainly from
careful attention to, and practice of the principles under-
lying composition, and the attainment of as extensive a vo-
cabulary as possible.
The New York Times says in reviewing Miss Sawyer's
latest book, "The Way of Ume": "The story contains a won-
derfully detailed and colorful portrayal of Japanese life
. . . . . It makes such a panorama as would be difficult to
Rank cards were given out Friday, April 19th. The
honor students are as follows: Hallie Hicks, Evelyn Baker,
Leura Haley, Clyde Johnson, Elwin Moulton, Marjorie
Moulton, Emily Mulford,, Esther Peterson, Thelma Rowe,
Ruthi Wiley, Stanley Brewer, Gordon Cutler, Marion Gil-
man, A. O. Pike, Jr., Betty Rundlett, Marion Barker, Wil-
liam Force, Vera Haley, and Katherine Harnden.
The Senior Class of Fryeburg Academy presented the
annual senior drama Thursday evening, March 21, at the
K. of P. Hall. The class picked a three act comedy entitled
The leading characters: Hazel Robinson, portrayed by
Emily Mulford, and Bill McAllister, by Clyde Johnson, were
well cast and played their part as near to perfection as ama-
teur theatricals permit. Bill, as the college graduate with-
out a cent, put his impractical education to use and by
means of a lot of "Applesauce" outwitted his practical rival,
Rollo Jenkins. Charles Thurlow assumed quite naturally
the character of the practical Rollo.
Priscilla Wilkinson very creditably and with little ap-
parent effort pictured Ma Robinson and Elwin Moulton as
Pa Robinson with his gruff voice ably thundered and roared
at Ma. Their portrayal was both humorous and, may we
No play of village life is complete without its town
gossip and Leura Haley as Mrs. Jennie Baldwin, with eight
children, and no spare time, gossiped her way breezily
through the play.
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Roy Thompson as Uncle Matt McAllister raved and
ranted as an uncle should at a worthless nephew, but he
finally, like all uncles, repented and received his nephew
with open arms.
Miss Farris deserves a great deal of credit for her
work as coach and after all the credit for a successful ama-
teur play rests upon the shoulders of the coach, and this
play has been acclaimed the best one in years. .
The play was followed by dancing until nearly one
o'clock when the senior class by special arrangement suc-
ceeded in adding a fire to cap the evening's entertainment.
Under the direction of Mr. H. A. D. Hurd the chorus
has continued its excellent work of preceding years. Be-
cause of the musical work in grammar schools the entering
classes no longer have untrained voices, and as a result the
greater part of the chorus has had from four to six years
of practice. The success of this training is very evident
from the many compliments received from the public.
On May 11, the chorus went to Lewiston to sing at the
evening program of the state orchestra contest. The con-
test was held in Lewiston Armory, and although the build-
ing is one of the largest in the state our chorus was plainly
heard and received much favorable comment. , The alto
section especially complimented. Mr. Hurd was appointed
chairman of a committee to arrange for a choral contest
next year, and we are sure that Fryeburg Academy will
make a good showing.
CLYDE J oHNsoN, '29.
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The "F" Club, although a fairly new club on our
campus, has not been found wanting this year.
Early in the fall the last year letter men elected Hugh
Webster for their president, and "Hugh" has worked hard,
long, and faithful to make the Club the success that it has
been this year.
When the football and basketball seasons closed, they
found, Cotton, Hancock, A. Walker, B. Walker, Glovin, Grey,
Guptill, Solari, Johnson, Charles, Milliken, Cutler, Moulton,
Thompson, and Dow "anxiously" waiting to become mem-
bers of the Club. They did not have to wait long-for the
last year members immediately organized ways to "receive"
the boys into the Club.
We all remember seeing A. Walker coming up from
Brownfield with his clothes on backward. CI heard it
rumored that the locals of Brownfield consider taking seri-
ous action on "A."D Then a few of the talented singers.
not mentioning Solari's, Cotton's, Milliken's names of
course, rendered a few solos of considerable note fvarious
notes to be surej in our local theatre. Incidentally, people,
we are not through the work, for "Ken Bonney" has prom-
ised to wind up that part of the season. I have heard it
said that Bonney could make a wonderful "Barker" at any
62 THE ACADEMY BELL
However, the Club has not taken its work all in the
form of play, for already several times this year, it has
given movies and dances to the satisfaction and delight of
all. Incidentally, it would be well to state that the pro-
ceeds of these movies have been used to meet the expenses
of the sweaters given to the new members. The Club is
very grateful both to the school people and to the town
folks, for the generous way they have met our eiorts and
we hope that you have received as much fun out of them
as we have in giving these entertainments.
One more picture will be given this year and then the
Club will bring to a close its social and business duties by
sponsoring the annual Cabaret Ball. This ball promises
to be one of the best times in this part of the state, and it
is the earnest wish of every member of our Club that it be
a financial and social success, as we plan it to be.
Circulus Latinus in spite of its associations with a so-
called dead language has had a prosperous and active year.
The membership, consisting of the higher ranking students
of the classics, now totals twenty.
Instead of trying to describe in a few meager sentences
just what we have accomplished and the good times we
have had, we shall print almost literally our write-ups which
appeared in the Fryeburg Reporter.
A business meeting of the Circulus Latinus was held
on October 3, at one o'clock to elect new officers for the
year. The chairs are now filled as follows:
Consules Clyde Johnson, Marjorie Moulton
Scriba Mavis Fox
Quaestor James Guptill
Aediles Charlotte Wentworth, Chairman
Osgood Pike, Jr.
Every man knows that the Romans of old as well as
the ones of Mussolini's day liked their food and plenty of it.
Therefore, it did not appear unseemly that a staid company
of Latin students should manifest the desire to partake in
an out-of-door supper at Lovewell's Pond. Eastman's store
was well patronized, and when the party gathered around
the camp fire, plenty of good beef steak was in evidence-
for a short time. As Caesar's soldiers, no doubt, told their
yarns by the light of the roaring flames, so each member
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came prepared to entertain his fellows with a story. Charles
Thurlow won the acclaim of all with an impersonated skit
of a court trial involving a divorce case. fThey had di-
vorces in Rome, you rememberj
The strange thing about this outing was the mode of
transportation, automobiles, but this did not make any par-
ticular difference to the participants. After a meal like
that, no one relished the thought of a hike back to campus.
At a word from Miss Johnson all, willingly or otherwise,
packed into the Chariots and drove back to town. Little es-
capades of this type are always a source of pleasant recol-
lections in days to come.
A short business meeting was called to discuss plans
for initiation of new members.
A meeting of the Circulus Latinus was held on this
date to plan for the initiation of the new members who
were to come into the club.
Mavis Fox and James Guptill served refreshments
While the members enjoyed a round-table discussion on va-
Osgood Pike, Jr., Charlotte Wentworth, and Clyde
Johnson were appointed to help four French Club members
to plan for a joint Hallowe'en party of the two clubs.
Everyone was present except Marjorie Moulton.
December 3 -
The annual initiation meeting was held in the Assembly
The initiation was very effective. Various members
of the club impersonated famous Romans. Clyde Johnson
appeared as Virgil, Osgood Pike as Ovid, Charles Thurlow
64 THE ACADEMY BELL Y
as Cicero, and James Guptill as Caesar. The new members
who performed various stunts for the benefit of the august
assembly are as follows: Marion Barker, Herlene Seavey,
Dora Jones, Dorothy McKeen, Betty Andrews, William
Force, David Force, Gordon Cutler, John Hancock, Kath-
erine Harnden, William Berry and Margaret,Bell.
After the meeting refreshments were served and danc-
ing, by the music of a radio kindly loaned to the Club by
one of its members, was enjoyed. The meeting was a
great success from the view point of both old and new
A joint meeting of the Circulus Latinus and Le Cercle
Francais was held at Academy Hall at 7:30 o'clock. The
meeting consisted of a program in charge of the presidents
of each club, Clyde Johnson of the Latin Club and Asa O.
Pike, Jr., of the French Club, given by the members of both
clubs. A brief history of the Latin and French Christmas
was given by Charlotte Wentworth of the Latin and Eliza-
beth Rundlett representing the French organization. A
one-act play was presented by the Circulus Latinus with
Gerard Groder and Davey Force in leading roles.
A large fireplace was arranged on the stage upon which
everyone present hung his stocking. A visit by Santa
Claus was then effected by John Hancock who brought a
gift to fill each stocking. Games were played, and then
dancing took place with the music by F. A. Merry Music
Refreshments of creamed tuna, hot rolls, dainty cakes
and candy were served during the evening. The enter-
tainment was under the direction of Miss Ruth Piper of
the French Department and Miss Ruth Johnson of the
Latin Department assisted by a very efficient committee:
John Hancock, Helene Seavey, William Berry, and Ellen
Wiley from Circulus Latinusg and James Guptill, Ruth Wi-
ley, Marjorie Moulton and Charles Cotton from Le Cercle
Francais. The result was a very enjoyable affair.
Circulus Latinus observed Washington's Birthday at
the regular meeting held in Academy Hall. Consul Mar-
jorie Moulton conducted the business meeting. Each mem-
ber responded to his name at the roll call with a Latin quo-
tation. Then followed the literary program:
Te Cano Patria CAmericaJ Club
Fidem Vexillo Meo fFlag salutej Club
Invictus, by Henley A. O. Pike, Jr.
The boys furnished the surprise of the evening with a
radio sketch entitled "Messages to Young America." In
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this Osgood Pike in his tall hat and swallow-tail coat ap-
peared as Signor Mysterio to demonstrate his wonderful
new radio invention which he claimed had the power to call
messages from ancient times. Much to our surprise the
Signor succeeded Calthough with much difficulty with in-
terference and staticb in tuning in on Rome of the first cen-
tury B. C., station P. A. S. T., M. E. QWilliam Forcel an-
nouncing. Nero interrupted with his violin at the burning
of Rome, but finally "Old Cis" QCharles Thurlowl could be
heard declaiming vociferously against the Htempora et
mores" Much good advice for F. A. Latin students he
managed to advance before he "signed off."
Caesar CClyde Johnsonj then had his say, Caesar the
orator, writer, soldier, and statesman. Like Gaul as a
whole, all success is divided into three parts, said he,-and
proceeded to explain to the accompaniment of sighs and
groans from the sophomores.
It seemed very fitting that Georgius Washington fDa-
vey Forcej should next appear. Latin, he said, is Ameri-
ca's cultural stairway to success and all good things of a
fuller, more broadened view of our place in the great scheme
We wondered how our announcer managed to give us
perfectly good time signals from Western Union, but in a
program of this type who cares to explain?
This part of the evening's entertainment closed with
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and Latin charades.
The refreshments consisted of camp rations Csuch as
Caesar never heard of, or Washington at Valley Forge
would have considered a repast of great delicacyj. Self-
served, self-made sandwiches and hot cocoa mysteriously
appeared after the "army" had marched across the Rubicon
several times Cby forced marchesl.
The Club held its meeting in the Junior Room.
The entertainment was as follows:
A Life of Cincinnatus John Hancock
V A Skit on Cincinnatus
Cincinnatus Davey Force
Wife of Cincinnatus Marjorie Moulton
Lictor William Force
Lictor William Berry
The Napkin Act Charlotte Wentworth
After the program games were played and the re-
freshments consisted of Eskimo Pies. The meeting broke
up about 9:30.
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At six o'clock on the evening of April 15 the members
of Circulus Latinus participated in a "Magnum Iter" which
to all who have traveled the maizes of Caesar's Gallic War
will mean a "forced march." In this particular instance no
soldier had to be driven, for curiosity and the nearness of
the supper hour had the upper hand. The Alps proved to
be no greater obstacles than the mud and snow of the side
streets of Fryeburg. Appetites increased with exercise.
At aedile Pike's, the company halted for refreshments. Hot
soup never tasted better. Other stops increased the bur-
dens but heightened anticipation. The final destination at
Academy Hall revealed a collection of rations such as Caesar
or his favorite tenth legion never realized.
Following the camp supper of sandwiches, doughnuts,
pickles, cookies, and coffee, Davey Force with his saxo-
phone, Charles Thurlow, banjo, Clyde Johnson and Gerard
Groder alternating at the piano, and several amateur vol-
gnteers at the drums, furnished music for dancing until
Plans are under way for a Roman Banquet which will
bring the club program to a close for the year.
The French Club began its second year with a meeting
at which the following officers were elected for the ensuing
year: President, Asa O. Pike, Jr., Vice President, Carolyn
Gannon, Secretary and Treasurer, Roy Thompson.
This club is open to the second and third year French
students, and the meetings have been held according to a
rotation system with the two other clubs, each meeting be-
ing held on Monday evening.
Our aim in general is to promote interest in French as
a living language and at the same time to add general
knowledge of French life and customs to our class-room
At the various meetings we have put on short one-act
plays and dialogues, sung French songs, and played our
games in French.
On one of our social evenings the club took a snowshoe
and ski hike to J ockey-Cap where we cooked hot-dogs over
a blazing tire and returned to Academy Hall for games and
We joined with the Latin Club in celebrating Christ-
mas, and the clubs sang carols in their original forms and
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a member of each club explained how the holiday was cele-
brated both in France and in ancient Rome. Before the
evening was over "Pere Noel" arrived and gifts were dis-
tributed to the members present.
Did you realize we had a second Napoleon in our midst?
You would not have doubted it if you had been at the meet-
ing one night last winter when we devoted our meeting to
this great French leader. When we were all assembled,
Napoleon himself appeared and so accurate was the imper-
sonation that we hardly stopped to think that it was really
Roy Thompson who was playing the part. During the
course of this evening the Marseilles was sung, as befitted
the occasion, John Hancock read a thesis about Napoleon,
and we discussed with the leader his various Wars and ex-
ploits. I am sure we all felt better acquainted with him
and his career after our evening.
These are a few of our typical meetings. During the
spring we have omitted two of our regular meetings in
order to devote our entire efforts to our French play which
is by far our most worth while affair of the year.
"L'ENFANCE DE JEANNE D'ARC"
Wednesday evening, May 6, the French Club presented
a two act play-"L'Enfance De Jeanne D'Arc." The play
was given in the Assembly Room of Fryeburg Academy.
The following is a synopsis of each act.
The curtain parted on a scene in a forest, near the vil-
lage of Domremy, where Joan of Arc and her companions
used to play. Joan sits in the foreground, apparently lost
in meditations concerning the safety of her beloved France
against the English attacks. After her playmates have
amused themselves in various ways, they form a circle
around Joan and wake her from her reverie. She plays
with her friends until it is time for them to leave for the
village. But on their way back they encounter old Benoit,
a crazy man, who begins to chase them.
They all rush back and gather around Joan for pro-
She tells them to have no fear, then she casts a spell
on the old man and he slowly kneels at her feet. Shortly
after she hears voices from heaven which tell her of her
duty toward France.
The events of the second act occurred in the home of
Jacques D'Arc, Joan's father.
The mother is preparing supper when the father,
Pierre, and Edmond enter carrying a woman whom they
found half starved and frozen. They lay her on a bench
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before the fire place and Joan rushes to her aid. During
supper the village priest brings them news of the peril of
France. Everyone in the room has given up hope of saving
his country except Joan.
She tells them that heavenly voices have spoken to
her, urging her to save France. Her family is horrified
and grieved by her actions but the old curate assures them
that it is a loyal and unselfish sacrifice for Joan to make,
that she must be the true savior of her country.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Jacques D'Arc, le pere ................ Charles Thurlow
Isabelle Romee, la mere .. .... ...... R uth Wiley
Pierre ................ . . . Farnham Brooks
Jeanne ......... .. Marjorie Moulton
Petite Soeur .... ......... H allie Hicks
Edmond ...... ....... O sgood Pike, Jr.
Hauviette . . . . . Charlotte Wentworth
Mengette ..... Carolyn Gannon
Marianique . . . . . . Elizabeth Rundlett
Luce ................ ..... E leanor Chase
Catherine ............. .... M axine Clemons
Vieux Benoit, un fou .. . .... James Guptill
Une Mendiante ....... ...... L eura Haley
Le Cure ........... .... C lyde Johnson
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Miss Piper, our French teacher carefully coached and
instructed us in our acting and pronunciation. The cos-
tumes and scenery truly represented the village of Dom-
remy during the period of Joan's childhood.
Each member of the cast fitted his part well but Mar-
jorie Moulton, as Joan, should receive great praise for her
interpretation of her part.
Through the settings of the play and the arranging
of costumes the students have learned about French life at
this period as they could in no other Way. We appreciate
the work of James Merrill, Linwood Seavey, and Foster
Crowell because it was their eiorts that made our effective
settings possible. I believe the club as a whole feels that
the time and effort put in the play has been worth while.
The Commercial Club has certainly had a progressive
year under the expert management of Miss Smart and our
able president, Russell McLaughlin. The number of mem-
bers enrolled is over forty, which is a great increase over
Mr. Pike and Coach Anketell gave instructive and in-
teresting lectures at the regular meetings.
A hot-dog roast at LoveWel1's Pond was planned, and to
finish the year there is to be a banquet at the Ye Olde
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Coach Anketell called out the football candidates the
first day of school and started them on their way. The
squad consisted of about thirty men, with several of last
year's letter men.
The first game of the season was played with Bridgton
Academy at the Fryeburg Fair Grounds. Bridgton proved
to be too strong for F. A., as the score, 36-0, shows.
October 6 We played Cheverus Classical High School
of Portland, who defeated us 12-6. This was a very inter-
esting game for both teams were fighting very hard.
On October 13 the game with Berwick Academy, at
Berwick, resulted in a tie score. However, the game was
not as close as the score would signify, which may be
judged by the fact that Fryeburg gained twenty-one first
downs to Berwick's three. H. "Nut" Ballard starred for
Fryeburg, with his famous line plunges nearly always gain-
We played our next game at home on October 20, with
Bridgton High. Foster starred for Bridgton, while Frye-
burg, in the person of H. "Nut" Ballard, displayed some
fine line plunges, and Pete Ballard's end-runs were the fea-
tures of the game. Pete finally "broke loose" for fair to
make a touchdown, giving F. A. the victory, 6-0.
The following Saturday we played Hebron Reserves at
Fryeburg. This was a very hard-fought game, but the
jinx was with us and we lost to a score of 6-0.
The next and last game of the season was with the
Bowdoin Freshmen, at Brunswick. The F. A. boys played
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a different brand of football than they had been playing as
the result will show. Through this brand of football, the
undefeated Bowdoin Freshmen had to be satisfied with one
It was a decided blow to the squad to lose Perkins who
was injured early in the season. He was the best bet for
the back field and a veteran player.
L. E. Cotton Gray
L. T. Blake Guptill
L. G. Glovin Stearns
C. W. Walker Merrill
R. G. A. Walker Fehlandt
R. T. Webster Dennett
R. E. Milliken-Charles Moulton
R. H. B. P. Ballard Andrews
L. H. B. Hancock-Thompson Thurlow
Q. B. Pike-Solari Cutler
F. B. N. Ballard R. Walker
Captain McLaughlin Coach Anketell
This year Coach Anketell had five of last year's letter
men back for their last year of Basket Ball at F. A. At
the first call for Basket Ball men there were thirty volun-
teers. The first week of practice was mostly condition
work, and then came the real stuff.
R. F. McLaughlin, Capt. Emerson
L. F. Cotton Pike
C. Cutler Walker, W.
R. F. Perkins Brewer
L. F. Ballard Walker, A.
Our first game was with our Alumni, in which the
Alumni were defeated, but only by a small score of 27-24.
One week later we had our first school game which was
with the strong Hebron team. This was a fast game from
start to finish, resulting in a victory for Hebron, 37-33.
The third game of the season was played in our gym,
with Milton, who played a good game, but were really out-
classed. During the last half of the game the second team
men saw action. The score was 45-28.
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Our next game was with Bridgton High School, re-
sulting in another victory for F. A. At no time during this
game did Bridgton seem dangerous. Some of the second
team also saw action in this game. The score was 39-28.
Soon after our Christmas vacation Kezar Falls Boys'
Club played us at our gym. This game Was quite rough,
nevertheless F. A. proved to be the better team and won by
a large score, 74-21.
The next game of the season was with the hard-fight-
ing Cheverus team. This game was very fast. We were
greatly handicapped in this game since our Captain was
unable to play his regular position. Cheverus took the
honors by a score of 39-22.
One Week later We Went to Harrison to meet the strong
Bridgton Academy team. We were defeated by a score of
49-31. Captain McLaughlin was also unable to play in this
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Maine School of Commerce then came to our gym to
defeat us by only a small score. This was the best game
of the season because both teams were so evenly matched.
At the end of the four periods the score was tied 31-31,
therefore an over-time period was necessary in which M. S.
of C. scored one basket. The score was 33-31.
Our next and last game of the season was our return
game with Bridgton Academy. It resulted in a victory for
Bridgton. However, the score of this game was closer
than our first game with them. The score was 38-33.
Because of a great deal of sickness many of the games
had to be cancelled, thus was our basket ball season some-
what broken up.
Baseball candidates were called out the first of April
and the material looks very promising for a good season.
The schedule is as follows:
17-Bridgton Academy at North Bridgton
-Hebron Reserves at Fryeburg
27-Berwick Academy at South Berwick
4-Bridgton High School at Bridgton
8-Hebron Reserves at Hebron
15-Gorham High School at Fryeburg
21-Bridgton Academy at Fryeburg
27-Brewster Academy at Fryeburg
29-Bridgton High School at Fryeburg
5-Brewster Academy at Wolfeboro
Standish Second Team at Fryeburg
8-Berwick Academy at Fryeburg
t Now that spring is here again one hears both the spat-
tlng of the "horse hide" and the patting of feet down the
As the track season rolls in on us we find Fryeburg in
a more hopeful light than ever before.
, THE ACADEMY BELL 75
Under Coach's watchful eye such men as Milliken, Cot-
ton, Seavey, Pete Ballard, Clemons, Hancock, "Blackie,"
Illingworth, and a score of new men are developing fast.
It looks as if the fleet-footed boys of the "blue and
White" are in for a good season. Incidentally they have
everything to work for, and every night we find them hard
at work "preping" for the following schedule:
U. of N. H. at Durham May 11
Norway at Fryeburg May 16
U. of Maine at Orono May 25
Bates at Lewiston June 8
THE ACADEMY BELL 77
October 30, 1928
You said in your last letter that you would like to hear
something about our girls' athletics before making up your
mind to come to Fryeburg. I am going to try, therefore,
to keep you well informed.
Our field hockey season is just over, and it was a grand
success. I Wish you might have seen our team in action.
The team played six games and lost but two. Both games
were lost to Mexico High, who certainly had a fast and
experienced team. Our other games were with Bridgton
Academy and Berwick Academy. Mrs. Howard was coach
and Miss Piper assistant coach. Both deserve much credit,
for they put in a great deal of time and hard work.
The lineup was as follows:
R. W. Ruth Pratt
R. I. Frances Heard
C. Betty Rundlett
L. I. Herlene Seavey
L. W. Margaret Harmon
R. H. B. Eleanor Chase
C. H. B. Captain Charlotte Wentworth
L. H. B. Manager Marian Gilman
R. F. B. Priscilla Wilkinson
L. F. B. Thelma Rowe
G. Carolyn Gannon
The substitutes were: Irma Fehlandt, Zelma Abbott, Marion Bar-
ker, Audrey Pendexter, Mary Sampson, Ellen Wiley, and Helen Bal-
Fifteen of the girls Won their letters, and they surely
Well, more anon.
Yes, we play volley ball here but I forgot to mention it
to you in my last letter, I had so many things to tell you.
178 THE ACADEMY BELL
Our volley ball schedule this year was not very large,
as it included only one game with Westbrook Community
Club, but we won that. Everyone was so busy elsewhere
that no one had time to coach us. So the team coached it-
self, and it did not do so badly even at that!
The regular lineup was: Captain Leura Haley, Manager
Ruth Eastman, Emily Mulford, Marjorie Moulton, Leah
Mclntire and Olive Kimball.
Our very capable substitutes were Arlene Blake,
Marian Head and Elsie Hill.
Don't forget to remember me when you do your letter
I should really be studying Latin but I must write you
about basketball as we just won the last game of the season.
We opened our schedule by playing Bridgton Academy
at North Bridgton. We lost the game. Our next game
was Bridgton High at Fryeburg. They won by three points.
We played the return game with Bridgton Academy at our
gym. We won. February we played Waynflete at Frye-
burg and won! But alas we next went to Gorham and Oh
goodness, how they did run away with us! To make bad
matters worse we lost the return game with Bridgton High.
March 2, we went to Portland to play Waynfiete. We had
a fine time but lost the game. We played our last game
this afternoon with Gorham and won. It certainly made
us feel better after the score at Gorham.
Please do not judge our team harshly just because we
won only a few games. The girls all played their best and
were fine sports whether we won or lost.
Our regular lineup was:
R. F. Marjorie Moulton fCaptainJ
L. F. Emily Mulford fManagerJ
C. Ellen Wiley
S. C. Charlotte Wentworth
R. G. Ruth Marston
L. G. Carolyn Gannon
We had some fine substitutes. They certainly made us
work to keep our places. They were: Frances Heard, Betty
Andrews, Annie Bemis, Thelma Rowe, Herlene Seavey,
Helen Ballard, Audrey Pendexter, and Priscilla Wilkinson.
We had class basketball this year. The Seniors won.
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The Freshmen had a good little team and came in second
Well, "enough said."
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Mr. Larrabee: "What is the breast of a bird used for ?"'
Binford: "The propeller."
Mr. LaCasce CTO Jcginson standing by Betty Rund-
lett's deskj : "Sit down, Johnson."
C. J. Johnson: "There isn't room."
Coach: "Turn around Johnson. When you've lived as
long as I have, you'll learn you haven't a ghost of a show
with two women."
SPEAKING OF WEDDING ANIVERSITIES
Thelma Rowe fMisunderstandingJ : "My f3.th61',S is in
May and my mother's in July."
Bonney translatingzillgie longue promenade at cheval,
dans la foret-A long walk on horseback in the woods."
Miss Johnson in morning exercises: "The poem I am
going to read this morning is the 'Fool's Prayer! Possibly
some of you are familiar with itf'
HEARD IN HISTORY
What is the Supreme Law of the land '?"
Carl Johnson: "Woman Suffrage."
"What is the predomgiating party?"
Charles Thurlow: "Petting Party."
Coach: "What do people get from the North Sea?"
Zelma Abbott: "Fish,"
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Mr. Larrabee fin Commercial Geographyl: "What is
the income tax ?"
Arline Blake: "Tax on imports."
Coach fsubstitute Geography Teacherjz "What sails
out of Liverpool ?"
Thelma Rowe: "Ships"
Thurlow: "I've discovered what causes dew."
Clyde Johnson: "Yes ?"
Thurlow: "Yep. It must be that the earth rotates and
revolves so fast that it sweats."
Miss Farris fexplaining trigonometryjz "You see on
the right-hand page is a complete table of mantitters
Emerson fdashing into office 10 minutes latej : "May
I have an admit slip, please ?"
Coach: "You'11 have to give some excuse if you can't
get to school on time."
Emerson: "Well, you see I had some very hot soup for
dinner, and I had to be a long time eating it."
Mister Cexplaining duties of the President of U. SJ :
"Can you name some Minister appointed by the Presi-
Bill Gannon: "Mr. Wild."
Brewer Cin a fit of angerj : "I'll dash your brains out
with a cream puff!"
Cutler fto Bertha Rogerslz "Your teeth are like the
stars, they come out at night!"
Milliken fin trigonometrybz "What is infinity, Miss
Miss Farris: "Infinity is where you were during class
HEARD IN SCIENCE.
Mr. Larrabee: "What would you get if you mixed red
"Red" Sampson Cfbrilliantlyj : "Green!"
82 THE ACADEMY BELL
A FEW EXPLANATIONS
1. Seizure-around the neck.
2. Brevity-kicked out by papa.
3. Strategy-approach by back door.
4. Statistics-killed and wounded.
5. Permissible-mamma says you can.
6. Diversion-talk about the weather.
7. Terminal-11.30 P. M.
8. Pessimist-the kid brother.
HEARD IN EUROPEAN HISTORY CLASS
Coach: "Blackie, do you know how many grades of mo-
hair there are? I want to cover a living-room set."
Blackie: "We wonder why!"
HEARD IN U. S. HISTORY
Mister: "What do we mean by liberty ?"
Skinny: "Well-when anyone is allowed to come and
go as they please."
Mister: "Not exactly-It means not to be put in jail."
Skinny: "Well that is what I was coming to."
Mister: "Is there a gold dollar '?"
Tommy: "I think I have seen one, but I didn't know
what it was made of."
Mister: "Who are the ministers that the President
Bill Gannon: "Well-Like Mr. Wild."
Mister: "How much is the salary of the entire legisla-
ture in your state ?"
Tommy: US89600. and I added a 2c war tax."
NOR DOES HE CARE "WHY"
Mister: "Where do you get the worst roads between
here and Conway ?"
Skinny: "Do you mean Conway or North Conway?"
Mister: "I don't care where you go."
Mister: "The roads are worse in Maine."
Skinny: "Oh! They are twice as worst in New Hamp-
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OUR IDEA OF THINGS
Civil War-Freshmen vs. Seniors.
Income Tax-Class Dues.
America, a World Power-Seniors.
Boston Massacre-Freshmen Social.
Protective Tariff-Athletic Dues.
French Revolution-French I, II, III, vs. Miss Piper.
Reign of Terror-Before Exams.
Thirteen Original Colonies fstudentsl of the Class of '29
LOST RETURN TO
A football Our men
That blush Ruth Wiley
Being quiet "Jerry"
Her neatness "Minnie"
His flivver "Skinny" I
Homework The students
Nothing much "Lindy"
Natural curls Esther
Wise cracks "Tommy," "Doc"
His height Bonney
Her dog Audrey
Chewing gum The whole town
Soft voice Ruth Wiley
Curly hair Blackie
Kindness The teachers
Flirting Thelma Lord
His brains Clyde
Silence The boys
Twenty-eight seniors visiting the Tavern
Blackie turned assistant cook,
Then-there were twenty-seven.
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Twenty-seven seniors, eating all Blackie would fix
Bonnie ate a pickle too much,
Twenty-six seniors, attempting to survive
Tommy kicked the bucket,
Twenty-five seniors, trying to eat more,
Mattapan tipped overboard
Twenty-four seniors, thinking it a spree,
Squeaky drank a drop too much,
Twenty-three seniors, wondering what to do,
Bill Gannon struck a plan,
Twenty-two seniors, out for some fun,
Priscilla slapped Shiek
Twenty-one seniors, all eaten aplenty,
Carl left the class,
Then there were twenty.
Twenty huskie seniors, Cnone iit to be seenj
Loppy shot a basket,
Nineteen seniors, watched by a dean,
Skinnie slipped out of sight
Eighteen seniors, thought it mighty mean,
Bill Walker got brain fever
Seventeen seniors, all pretty keen
Nora found a new beau,
Sixteen seniors, on a river did coreen
Esther fell overboard,
THE ACADEMY BELL
Fifteen seniors, happiness supreme,
Doc married Dora
Fourteen seniors, going down a ravine
Eli reached the bottom first
Thirteen seniors, not one elf
Ruth Pratt came the nearest
Left only twelve.
Twelve haughty seniors, talking about heaven,
Priscilla got disgusted
Leaving only eleven.
Eleven seniors, all discussing men
Ten lonesome seniors, fishing with a line,
Emily caught Duddy,
Nine senior fishers, all looking for bait
Ruth Wiley saw an angleworm
Eight adventurous seniors, exploring a cavern
Thelma fell into it,
Seven huskie seniors, putting in "dry-licks"
Geraldine ran too fast
Six breathless seniors, at school did arrive
Avis studied-Oh! So hard.
Left studying-studious five.
Five studious seniors, not a one more
Ruth Eastman returned to Stowe
Four important seniors, seeing what they could see
Charlotte strained her eyes
Left--just three. '
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Just three seniors, wondering what to do
Leura got homesick
Leaving only two.
Two sad seniors, not having any fun,
Marjorie grabbed Jimmy
One solemn senior, remaining all alone,
Clyde went to college,
Left .... well .... none.
LEURA HALEY, '29.
FAVORITE SONGS OF THE SENIORS
Emily Mulford-"A Bungalow, a Radio, and You."
Charlotte Wentworth-"I Want to Be Bad."
Ruth Wiley-"Comin' Thru The Rye."
Marjorie Moulton-"When You and I Were Seven-
Kenneth Bonney-"She's a Great, Great Girl."
Roy Thompson-"Ten Little Miles From Town."
Harold Eastman-"All By Myself In The Moonlight."
Nora McAlister-"Red Hot Mama."
Clyde Johnson-"Little Brown Jug."
Carl Johnson-"And Then Came The Dawn."
Elwin Moulton-"Poor Papa."
Carolyn Gannon-"That's My Weakness Now."
Priscilla Wilkinson-"Don't Be Like That."
Charles Glovin-"Black Eyes, Can't You Hear Me
William Walker-"Crazy Rhythm."
Edmund Emerson-"Memories Of France."
Russell McLaughlin-"That Precious Little Thing
Avis Lamont-"Too Many Parties and Too Many
Geraldine Giles-"Just Another Day Wasted Away."
Ruth Pratt-"Drifting and Dreaming."
Thelma Rowe-"Who Stole My Sweetheart?"
Evelyn Baker-"What About Me."
Leura Haley-"Sonny Boy."
Charles Thurlow-"Why Don't My Dreams Come
Esther Peterson-"Where's The Song For Me ?"
Donald Dow-"You're A Real Sweetheart."
THE ACADEMY BELL 87
This year there has been a number of students who
have formed the habit of coming in late. This seems to be
one of our "biggest Weaknesses now."
It is said that We go to school to be trained to do as we
shall have to do when We are in business of some kind. I
am sure that we would not plan to be late every morning or
noon to our Work, so let us try to see if we can have less
tardiness for this next quarter.
Here are some of the slips which the teachers have re-
ceived during the school year:
Emerson had hot soup for lunch, therefore he could not
get back on time. Such an excuse deserves full credit.
Admit 3 Juniors in poor condition. EOL.
Admit C. J. Johnson 9.00 A. M. KN. B. the careful
EO Groder: Please accept this with my compliments.
RUTH EASTMAN, '29,
88 THE ACADEMY BELL
Class of 1928
Pauline Adams-Living at home in Oakfield, Maine.
Randolph Andrews-Attending Maine School of Com-
merce, Portland, Maine.
Leon Ballard-Taking a Post Graduate course at Frye-
Hubert Blake-Taking a Post Graduate course at Frye-
Edward Buzzell-Attending University of Maine,
Esther Charles-Living at her home in North Chat-
ham, New Hampshire.
Helen Eastman-Attending Maine School of Commerce,
Elizabeth Hill-Attending Nasson Institute, Spring-
Lorin Hurd-Working in Madison, New Hampshire.
Doryce Ingalls-Living at home in South Portland,
Eleanor Lane-At-tending Colby Academy, Junior Col-
lege, New Hampshire.
Robert Littlefield-Working in New York State.
Phyllis Marston-Stenographer for Clifford Eastman,
Edward Meyers-Attending University of New Hamp-
shire, Durham, New Hampshire.
Ruth Mills-Attending Gorham Normal School, Gor-
Edna Nowlin-Living at Boston, Mass.
Dudley Perkins-Taking a Post Graduate course at
Esther Pike-Attending Skidmore College, New York.
Margaret Pratt-Attending Gray's Business College,
Kenneth Small-At home in Chatham, New Hampshire.
Lillian Smith-At home in Green Hill, New Hampshire.
Olive Station-Attending Gorham Normal School, Gor-
Class of 1927
Mrs. Chester Heath Knee Esther Baker!-Teaching
school at Cook's Mills, Casco, Maine.
Lucille Ballard-Training for nurse at Portland, Maine.
THE ACADEMY BELL 89
Mrs. Jeddie Grover fnee Beatrice Bemisb--At home in
Marcia Berry-Attending Bates College, Lewiston,
Eleanor Bowie-At home in Hiram, Maine.
Elwin Brooks-At home in Brownfield, Maine.
Mrs. Floyd Whitehouse Cnee Grace Bryanj-At home
in Sweden, Maine.
Florence Bryant-Working at Fryeburg Center, Maine.
Brooks Eastman-Attending Bowdoin College.
Philip Ela-At home in Fryeburg, Maine.
Ruth Ela-Working as stenographer at Box Mill, Frye-
Mary Grover-At home in Lovell, Maine.
Beatrice Haley-Working at the bank in Bridgton,
Mrs. Linley D. Peaco Cnee Pearl Haley!-Living at
Vera Hamscom-Working at a bank in Portland, Maine.
Averil Harnden-Attending Art School, Portland,
Gladys Heald-Attending Gorham Normal School.
Gordon Heard-At home in Intervale, New Hampshire.
Charles Hill-At home in South Chatham, New Hamp-
Leura Hill-At home in South Chatham, New Hamp-
Mildred Hill-Working at Portland, Maine.
Nellie Littlefield-At home in Lovell, Maine.
Mrs. Jere Steady Cnee Ruth Petersonj-Living at
home, Berlin, New Hampshire.
Helen Pike-Attending University of Maine, Orono,
Theodore Pottle-At home in Fryeburg, Maine.
Ronald Shaw+At home in Casco, Maine.
Stanley Quinn-Attending Boston University.
Gladys Steves-Training in Morriss Memorial Hospi-
tal, Whitefield, N. H.
Beatrice Thompson-Working in the bank, Conway,
Anna Tilly-Training at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los
Roger Wardsworth-Attending Theological School at
William Walker-At home in Stoneham, Maine.
Philip Webb-Married and working at Casco, Maine.
90 THE ACADEMY BELL
Class of 1926
Mrs. Caroll Haley Knee Evelyn Hallj-Living at West
Delbert Bosworth-Attending Wentworth Institute,
Daphine Barker-Teaching at Jay, Maine.
Guy Whitiker-Express man, Fryeburg, Maine.
Norman Blake-At State Hospital, Augusta, Maine.
Mrs. Harold Kiesman Knee Dorothy HaleyJ-Stenogra-
pher for A. O. Pike, Fryeburg, Maine.
Ethel Hall-Stenographer at Perkins and Pendexter
Garage, Fryeburg, Maine.
Robert Smith-Attending Harvard College.
Eva Eastman-At home in Stow, Maine.
Lawrence Eastman-At home in Stow, Maine.
Ruth Shaw-Attending Bates College, Lewiston, Maine.
Lewis Merrill-Working in Portland, Maine.
Phila Kendall-Taking a course in Beauty Culture,
Hollis Farris-Working for Perkins and Pendexter,
Ruth Bell-Stenographer at Conway Motor Company,
Conway, New Hampshire.
Stephen Andrews-Died June 16, 1928.
Viola Bowker-Attending Wheaton College, Norton,
Edson Keefe-At home in Farmington, Maine.
Mrs. Tom Smith Knee Doris Harveyj-Living at North
Robert Davis-At home in Jackson, New Hampshire.
Sarah Stearns-Attending Bay Path Institute.
Helen Baker-Living at home in Fryeburg Center,
Nils Soderstrom-Living in Concord, New Hampshire.
Class of 1925
Roger Ballard-Working in Plainville, Connecticut.
Mrs. Roger Dinsmore Knee Ida Prattl-At home in
Jackson, New Hampshire.
Edgar Grover-At home in Lovell, Maine.
Mariner Thompson-Attending University of Maine.
Mrs. Stone Knee Martha Irishj-Living in Lovell,
Class of 1925
Robert Moulton-Attending University of Maine.
Leah Ridlon-At home in Baldwin, Maine.
hu Carl Webster-At home in East Conway, New Hamp-
THE ACADEMY BELL 91
Elizabeth Head-At home in South Chatham, New
Clifford Hill-Taking an Undertaker's Course at Bos-
Noyes Shirley-Attending University of Maine, Orono,
Mrs. Willis Hewey Cnee Arlene Websterj-Living in
Mrs. Wilfred Frechette Knee Arlene Sargentj-Living
in Conway, New Hampshire.
Chester Keefe-Working at Grand Trunk Railway,
Mrs. Clarence Potter Knee Emma Marstonb-At home
in Fryeburg, Maine.
Leonard Buzzell-Attending University of Maine,
Lyman S. Gray-Attending University of Maine,
Mrs. Lawson Bradeen fnee Ruth Gaffnerb-Living at
Class of 1924
Earle Adams-At home in Oakfield, Maine.
Mrs. Marcus Stearns fnee Esther Allardj-At home in
Ernest Blake-In Conway, New Hampshire.
Doris Bragdon-At Hartford Insurance Company,
Shirley Benson-At home in Fryeburg Harbor, Maine.
Katherine Bailey-Working at Shloshberg, Portland,
Mrs. Lewis Walker Cnee Kathleen Douglasl-At home,
East Fryeburg, Maine.
Lawrence Gray-Attending University of Maine,
Theodore Houston-At home in Penacook, New
Mrs. Charles Cherry Cnee Louise Headl-Living in
South Carver, Mass.
Myron Keefe-Working in Portland, Maine.
Vera Lombard-At home in Hiram, Maine.
Edward Leadbeater-Attending Bowdoin College.
Joel Leadbeater-Working in a store at Alexandria,
Mrs. Charles Merrill Cnee Oriole Mclntirej-Living at
Intervale, N. H.
Leona Mclntire-Working in Post Office, Fryeburg,
Helena McAllister-At home in Lovell, Maine.
92 THE ACADEMY BELL
Mrs. Mildred Sanborn Knee Leona Pikej-At home in
Brewster Page-At home in Fryeburg, Maine.
Amelia Sanborn-At home in East Fryeburg, Maine.
Stuart Stanley-At home in Fryeburg Harbor, Maine.
Charles Thurston-Living at North Fryeburg, Maine.
Paul Wadsworth-Attending University of Maine.
Class of 1923
Alice Ballard-Teaching school at Bethel, Maine.
Forrest Blake-At Brownfield, Maine.
Wallace Blake-At State Highway Department, Au-
Dorothy Bragdon-At Shawsheen Manor, Shawsheen
Village, Andover, Mass.
Percy Burnell-Working in the bank at Fryeburg,
James Buzzell-Attending University of Maine. KFoot-
ball Captain, Class President '29D
Mrs. Harold Thurston Knee Ida Charlesj-Living at
North Fryeburg, Maine.
Raymond Cotton-Working at Hiram, Maine.
Wright Cousins-At home in Portland, Maine.
Kenneth Davis-Living at Jackson, New Hampshire.
Mrs. Clifford Hill Knee Mary Eastmanl-At home in
Charles Harmon-Living at Lovell, Maine.
Mrs. Stuart Stanley Knee Esther Haleyl-Living at
Fryeburg Harbor, Maine.
Mrs. Jean Martin Knee Rachel Heath!-Living at West
Norris Hill-At home in Green Hill, New Hampshire.
Mrs. R. E. Churchill Knee Marguerite MarstonJ-Liv-
ing at Kezar Falls, Maine.
Wendell Ridlon-Living at Baldwin, Maine.
Gladys Stevens-At home in Portland, Maine.
Lillian Swan-At home in Rochester, New Hampshire.
Margaret Wadsworth-Teaching school in Monmouth,
Floyd Warren-At home in Hiram, Maine.
Merwyn Woodward-Attending University of Maine.
Clifford Kimball-In Lovell, Maine.
Mrs. Fred Fernald Knee Lyndall Flintj-At South
Chatham, New Hampshire.
Class of 1922
Francis Buzzell-Living at Fryeburg Center, Maine.
Olive Ballard-Working in Portland, Maine.
Mrs. Roy Abbott Knee Geraldine Masonl-Living in
THE ACADEMY BELL 93
Mrs. Earl Shirley Knee Ethel Websterl -Living at East
Conway, New Hampshire.
Mrs. Frank Stearns Knee Doris Chandlerj-Living at
Clarence Haley-Living at Fryeburg, Maine.
LaForrest Horton-Working in Portland, Maine.
. Class of 1921
Harold Eastman-Chemistry teacher at Bates College,
John Farrington-At Florida.
Mrs. Merton Bell Knee May Charlesj-Living at Frye-
burg Center, Maine.
Harry Eastman-Working in Fryeburg, Maine.
Henry Hurlin-Working in Springfield, Mass.
Class of 1920
Wellington Charles-Working in Portland, Maine.
Mrs. Charles Weeman Knee Ethel Andrewsl-Living
at Littleton, New Hampshire.
Mrs. Herbert Marshall Knee Sarah Hutchinsj-A nurse
Earl Osgood-Third selectman at Fryeburg, Maine.
Mrs. Robert Thompson Knee Frances KenersonJ-Liv-
ing at North Conway, New Hampshire.
Mrs. Frank Barrett Knee Dorothy Homel-Working in
Keene, New Hampshire.
Mrs. Verna Evans Fowler-At home in Hiram, Maine.
Rupert Johnson--Principal of Standish High.
Gwendolyn Brackett-Working at Fryeburg, Maine.
Arthur Hodsdon-Working at Fryeburg, Maine.
Harold Moulton-Working at Airway Company, Port-
Mrs. Lester Hammond Knee Blanche Smallj-Living in
Class of 1919
Lorin Howe-Working in Portland, Maine.
Hersey Webb-Living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Sherman Allen Knee Mildred Merrillj-In Dundee,
Hazel Moody-Living at Jackson, New Hampshire.
Benjamin Blake-In Bartlett, New Hampshire.
Mortezuma Blake-Working in'Bridgton, Maine.
Mrs. Robert Vallarino Knee Dorothy Colemanj-Who
has been living in Hong Kong, China, is now in Panama.
Her husband, who was Consul General of Panama to Hong
Kong, has been transferred to Panama, where they will
make their home.
James Maxwell Evans-Working in Bridgton, Maine.
94 THE ACADEMY BELL
Class of 1918
Earl Shirley-Living at East Conway, New Hampshire.
Mrs. Wendall McAllister Knee Helen Haleyl-Living at
Warren Haley-Living in Fryeburg, Maine.
Mrs. Warren Haley Knee Georgie Nicholsj-Living at
Helen Stickney-Teaching at Castine Normal School.
Lyman Ela-Working in the Post Oflice, Fryeburg,
Mrs. Ernest Philbrick' Knee Emily Walkerj-In Man-
chester, New Hampshire.
Class of 1917
Paul Marston-Attending a Medical College in Ver-
Merle Abbott-Working at Fryeburg, Maine.
Robert Hicks-In Sacremento, California.
John Garland-Living at Conway Corner, New Hamp-
John Sargent-Postmaster at Fryeburg, Maine.
Arlene Marston-At Brownfield, Maine.
Mrs. Leonard Woodbury Knee Margery McIntireJ-Liv-
ing at Sebago, Maine.
Class of 1918
Earle Webb-Living at Bartlett, New Hampshire.
Mrs. Alfred W. Benton Knee Margaret Kenersonj-Lim
ing at Fryeburg, Maine.
Mrs. George Anderson Knee Anne Hutchinsl-Living
at South Chatham, New Hampshire.
Elizabeth Hall-Living at Suffon, New York.
Mrs. Robert Clark Knee Arline Hutchinsj-At Orono,
Walter Barker-Living at Farmington, Maine.
Raymond Irish-Living at East Conway, New Hamp-
Mrs. Percival Kenerson Knee Aroline Jewettj-Living
at West Fryeburg, Maine.
Leon Shirley-Living at Conway, New Hampshire.
Mrs. Leon Shirley Knee Marjorie Lockej-Living at
Conway, New Hampshire.
Elloy James Hicks-Is working on the U. S. S. Aroos-
took, a ship assigned to the Battle Fleet and belongs to the
force of Aircraft Squadrons, Battle Fleet.
On entering the navy he took up the yeoman branch of
work. Now he is what is called "Captain's Writer" of sec-
retary to the captain.
THE ACADEMY BELL 95
The U. S. S. Aroostook is making a trip to Panama
after which there will be no more cruising until 1930.
Roy C. Evans--Working in Post Office, East Hiram,
Mrs. Leonard Seavey Knee Hazel Howej-Teaching in
Junior High at Rye, New Hampshire.
Class of 1914
Harry Charles-Living at Fryeburg, Maine.
Clifton Hill-Living at Fryeburg, Maine.
Herbert A. D. Hurd-Teaching music at Fryeburg,
Dr. James E. Vance-Practicing in Boston, Mass.
Mrs. John Kerr Knee Bertha Warrenj-Living at Frye-
burg, Maine. '
Mrs. Lester Jackson Knee Gertrude Mansfieldj-Living
in Amesbury, Mass.
Merle Pitman--Living at South Chatham, New Hamp-
Mrs. Clyde Pendexter Knee Ruth Eastmanl-Living at
Roy Hill-Principal of Barrington High School, Bar-
rington, Rhode Island.
Fred Kimball-Living at Lovell, Maine.
Nellie Webster-Teaching school at Springvale, Conn.
Nellie Blake-In Bridgton, Maine.
Class of 1913
hi Dr. Lathrop Dyer-Practicing in Berlin, New Hamp-
Hester Eastman-Teaching school at Auburn.
Robert Flint-Living at North Fryeburg, Maine.
Mrs. Ralph Wentworth Knee Marion Haleyj -Living at
Jackson, New Hampshire.
Mrs. Walter LaRock Knee Bertha Merservej-Living
at Conway Center, New Hampshire.
Mrs. Arte J. Fairbanks Knee Agnes May Ballardj-
Living in Springfield, Vermont.
Class of 1912
Edna Charles-Nursing in New York.
Mrs. Everett Shaw Knee Gertrude MerserveJ-Tuna-
Wanda, New York.
Ralph Pitman-Living in Fryeburg, Maine.
Mrs. Arthur Wiley Knee Dorothy Hillj-Living at
Mrs. Arthur Carter Knee Blanche BallardJ-Living at
Mrs. Walter Barker Knee Lelia Shirleyj-Living at
Everett Mansfield-Chemist at White Plains, N. Y.
96 THE ACADEMY BELL
Mrs. Emma Lombard Stevens-Living at Fryeburg,
Herman Merrill--Living at Lovell, Maine.
Helen Blake-In Snowville, New Hampshire.
Class of 1911
Langdon Andrews-Living at North Fryeburg, Maine.
George Bacon-New York City, New York.
Mrs. Earle Goodwin Knee Mollie Hutchinsl-Augusta,
Hector Blake-In Denmark, Maine.
Class of 1910
Sybil Barker-Teaching school in Beverly, Mass.
Geraldine Bassett-Working in Florida.
Mrs. Merle Pitman Knee Sarah Eastmanl-Living at
South Chatham, New Hampshire.
Mrs. Griiiin Knee Helen Hodsdonj-Living in Alliston,
Mrs. Chandler Walker Knee Jessie Walkerj-Living in
Mrs. Oscar Patch Knee Anna Carterj-Living at North
Conway, New Hampshire.
Class of 1909
Margerete Aimee Ballard--Teacher in Newtonville.
Class of 1908
Ernest Weeks-Living at Parsonsfield, Maine.
Ellis McKeen-Principal at Kennett High School, Con-
way, New Hampshire.
Class of 1907
Andrew J. Somes-Who was a captain in the late war
received the rank of Major on retiring. At present he is
an insurance broker in Boston, Mass.
Class of 1905
Mrs. Erwin Giles Knee Kate Towlej -Living at Brown-
Mrs. Alfred Poore Knee Maggie Keefej-Living at
i Paul Newman-With the Vacuum Oil Co., Chicago, Illi-
Mary Barrows-At Huntington Chambers, Boston,
Cary A. Bradley--Has received a great deal of favor-
able comment on her painting in Portland, where she spent
last winter. She is an artist of great talent and her pic-
tures were on exhibition at the Art Museum at Portland,
Walter Burnell-Working at Fryeburg, Maine.
f W. B. Davis-1839 Vassar Avenue, Glendale, Cali-
THE ACADEMY BELL 97
Class of 1902
Eloise Gerry Ph.D-At University of Wisconsin.
Evelyn Thompson-Teaching in Washington, D. C.
Class of 1901
Arthur Walker-Living at Brownfield, Maine.
Ernest Blake-In Providence, Rhode Island.
Alice Charles-Living at North Chatham, New Hamp-
Mrs. Arthur Walker Knee Grace Marstonj-Living at
Mrs. Marks Knee Lena Emersonj-Living at Berlin,
Mrs. Walter Billings Knee Molly Gordonj-161 Biglow
street, Brighton, Mass.
Mrs. Byron Chaplin Knee Eva Bickfordj-Living at
Mrs. Percy Emerson Knee Eda Bickfordl-Living at
Albert Whitmore-Teaching in Orono, Maine.
Mrs. Howard Heard Knee Georgia Taskerj-Living at
Intervale, N. H.
Class of 1899
Mrs. Charles Simpson Knee Bertha HarrimanD-Liv-
ing at Fryeburg, Maine.
Class of 1896
Clara Tarbox-Living at Fryeburg, Maine.
Clara E. Page-Living in Portland, Maine.
Class of 1895
John C. Hull-Boston, Mass.
Class of 1892
Herbert Hodsdon-Living at Ossipee, New Hampshire.
Mrs. Herbert Hodsdon-Living in Ossipee, New
h Mary Woodward-Living at East Conway, New Hamp-
Mrs. Mary Leadbeater Knee Mary MorrillJ-Alexan-
Floyd Burnell-Teaching in Worcester, Mass.
Class of 1888
Mrs. Connor Knee Ellen Tibbettsl-Spokane, Washing-
Mrs. Charles Jones Knee Suzanne Westonj-Orange,
Mrs. Thomas Charles-Living in Fryeburg, Maine.
Class of 1885
Mary Post-Living at Fryeburg, Maine.
Class of 1882
Alice Evans-Boston, Mass.
S8 THE ACADEMY BELL
E. C. Buzzell-Former Senator is living at Fryeburg,
Class of 1881
Mrs. Nellie Walker Knee Nellie Bennettl-Living at
Hazel Fox-Brownfield, Maine.
Christian Fox-Sweden, Maine.
Earle Fox-Bridgton, Maine.
Mrs. Fred White Knee Inez Blakej-In Conway, New
Mrs. Fannie Tibbetts-Fryeburg, Maine.
Miss Mary Gordon-Fryeburg, Maine.
Fred W. Spring-Living at Portland, Maine.
George Weston-Living at Fryeburg, Maine.
Fred Powers-Living at Portland, Maine.
Mrs. Willis J ordon-Living at Fryeburg, Maine.
George Warren-Living at Fryeburg, Maine.
Mrs. Willis Farrington Knee Calista Andrewsl-Living
at West Fryeburg, Maine.
Lucian Rankin-Working in Portland, Maine.
Mrs. Chester Eastman Knee Sade Towlej-Living in
Mrs. John Sweat Knee Mary Towlej -Dutton, Montana
George Haley-Is recovering from a serious illness
caused by an infected finger. He is connected with the St
Ignatius College, San Francisco, California.
Mrs. Harriet Towle Bradley-Cambridge, Mass.
Ernest Philbrook-Teaching in Manchester, N. H.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hastings-Fryeburg, Maine.
Edward Weston-At home in Fryeburg, Maine.
Mrs. James Gibson Knee Addie Dowl-North Conway,
Dr. John Shedd-North Conway, New Hampshire.
Howard Woodward-Living at East Conway, New
Walter Poore-Working in Mount Vernon, New York.
Paul Robinson-Worcester, Mass.
George Webster-Cambridge, Mass.
Albert Ward-Working in Hiram, Maine.
Reuben Walker-Fryeburg, Maine.
Mrs. Arthur Lougee Knee Lucia Morrillj-At home in
Leura Buzzell-Oakland, California.
Mrs. Woodman Knee Cary Johnsonl-Living at West-
THE ACADEMY BELL 99
Mrs. Charles Warren Knee Edith TibbittsJ-Arling-
Anna Barrows-Instructor at Columbia College. Dur-
ing the winter of '28 and '29 she has given a great many
Harry Fitch-East Sebago, Maine.
Annie Stone-Springfield, Mass.
John Weston-Westfield, New Jersey.
Philip Bradbury-Attending Tufts Medical School,
Randall Emerson-Living at Fryeburg Center, Maine.
Wentworth Hurlin-Teaching in Norwark, Conn.
Fred Kimball-Lovell, Maine.
Jesse Rowe-Brownfield, Maine.
Harriet Abbott-Fryeburg, Maine.
Katherine Abbott-Fryeburg, Maine.
Mrs. John Alden Cnee Rachel Westonj-Elizabeth, New
Maud Irish-Fryeburg, Maine.
Mrs. R. C. Clark Knee Dela Hillj-Seymour, Conn.
Mrs. Wallace Nutter Cnee Abbie Walkerh-Fryeburg,
Howard Ela-Boston, Mass.
Dr. Stevens Perkins-Bartlett, New Hampshire.
hu Walter Lewis-Living at East Conway, New Hamp-
Mrs. George Dunn fnee Edna Eastman?-Living at
Maplewood, New Jersey.
Robie Evans-Has charge of the National Forest, Ba-
ker City, Oregon.
Mr. James Eastman-Living at Fryeburg, Maine.
Tobias Eastman-Living at Fryeburg, Maine.
Ralph Eastman-Working in the Federal Reserve
Bank, Back Bay, Boston, Mass.
Q00 THE ACADEMY BELL
The Meteor, Berlin High School, Berlin, New Hamp-
The Wreath, Potter Academy, Sebago, Maine.
The Leavitt Angelus, Turner Center, Maine.
The Golden Rod, Quincy High School, Quincy, Mass.
The High School H erald, Westfield High School, West-
The Echo, Lisbon High School, Lisbon, New Hamp-
The Garnet, Alfred High School, Alfred, Maine.
Junior Journal, Glen Ridge Junior High School, Glen
Ridge, N. J.
The Breeze, Stonington High School, Stonington,
The Pythia, Winter Harbor High School, Winter Har-
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Residence 31 - Office 31
ROY A. SNOW
DURO WATER PUMPS
Fryeburg :-: Maine
W. P. EMERSON
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C. T. LADD COMPANY I
D R U G G I S T S I
SPORTING GOODS BASS MOCCASINS
Films Printed and Developed Pure Drugs, Medicines
Drug Sundries - Toilet Articles - Stationery E'
Agents for Apollo and Whitman's Chocolates IE
ICE CREAM PARLOR
Telephone 14-14 H. 1. PERKINS I
PERKINS 8z PEN DEXTER :E
Fryeburg - - Maine 'E
Lincoln, Ford, Fordson Sales and Service I
Pennsylvania Vacuum Cup 'Tires and Tubes It
Complete Stock of Genuine Ford Parts :I
EXPERT SERVICE 1:
Telephone 9 H. I. PERKINS :I
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I SPIRAL, BEADED AND PLAIN DOWELS
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6'The Sporting Goods Store"
ESTABLISHED IN 1846
Athletic Supplies for All Sports
WE SPECIALIZE IN SCHOOL ATHLETIC
THE JAMES BAILEY ooMPANY
gi 264 Middle Street :: Portland, Maine
THE SHAW BUSINESS CULLEGE
50715 Congress Street
Portland - Maine
EQ BUSINESS - SHORTHAND - SECRETARIAL
S. H. HARRIMAN COMPANY
Fidelihg Trust Companq
Safe Deposit Boxes
Bond Department and Investment Service
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EDWARD E. HASTINGS HUGH W. HASTINGS
HASTINGS Xi SON
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS
Notary Public Justice of the Peace
TELEPHONE 10-1 1
GEORGE W. WESTON
- Buyer of -
Live Stock, Hemlock Bark and Pulp Wood
Fryeburg - - Maine
CONWAY MOTOR COMPANY
Authorized FORD Sales and Service Station
Conducting Every Branch of Garage Business
Conway, N. H. Phone Conway 11
CLASS OF 1928
CLASS OF 1929
CLASS OF 1930
CLASS OF 1931
P. S. BROWN
Gasoline, Kerosene and High Grade Motor Oils
Oxford Street - Fryeburg, Maine
Compliments of Compliments of
A FRIEND A FRIEND
Compliments of Compliments of
A FRIEND A FRIEND
The Woodside Dry Good Stores
Fryeburg - - Maine
Smocks, Pure Silk Underwear, Silk Hosiery
NEW RAYON DRESS GOODS
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 Moun-
tains. Arts and crafts. Dramatics. Every care for each girl.
FOR ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET ADDRESS
Mrs. Elroy O. LaCasce, Langdon Hall, Fryeburg, Maine
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Fryeburg . . '-' Maine
YE OLDE INN
Fryeburg - - Maine
Catering to Motorists V
Home-like and Comfortable-Telephone for Reservations
BLANCHE S. PAGE, Hostess
SANITARY MILK AND CREAM
Fryeburg :-: Maine
Main Street :: Fryeburg, Maine
NEWLY OPENED BY
W. H. IRISH
ASA Q PIKE
I N S U R A N C E
Fryeburg - Maine
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JACKSON, N. H.
In the White Mountains
OPEN JUNE 15 TO OCTOBER 14
WOODSIDE GIFT SHOP
J OCKEY CAP LODGE
Western Maine Forest Nursery
TREES FOR FOREST PLANTING
MAIN STREET GARAGE
A. W. BENTON, Prop.
GENERAL MOTOR CAR SERVICE
Wrecking Car A. L. A. Service
TIRES AND TUBES GAS AND OIL
GEORGE O. WARREN
DRY GOODS, BOOTS AND SHOES
FURNISHINGS IN GENERAL SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Artists' Materials, Magazines, Photographic Supplies
Fryeburg :-: :-: Maine
THE JOLLY GINGER CLIFTON H, HILL
SNAP Electrical Contractor
IN FRYEBURG A Atwater Kent Radio
A Garden House for Tea Frigidaire
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JAMES L. GIBSON 8a CO., INC
BUILDING MATERIAL OF EVERY
Celotex, Upson Wall Board, Sheet Rock
NORTH CONWAY, N. H.
Atlantic 8z Pacific
JUHN W' KERR J. I. Fuller
"Dartmouth College is a little college,
bat there are those who love her."
1From Daniel Webster's masterly plea
before the Supreme Court of the United
States in the "Dartmouth College Case."J
"F'ryeburg Academy is not a large Academy,
but we love and trust her."
-ALBION A. PERRY.
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