Fryeburg Academy - Academy Bell Yearbook (Fryeburg, ME)
- Class of 1930
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UOLUME XL1 FRUEBURCQ, MAINE NO. 1
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MARY LOTHROP, '32 FRANK FOSTER CROWELL, '31
ELEANOR CHASE, '30 STANLEY P. BREWER, '30
MARION GILMAN, '30 LEAH MCINTYRE, '30
MORTON FLINT, '31
JAMES W. MERRILL, '30
Assistant Business Managers
EDMUND BROWN, '31 HUGH WEBSTER, '30
MISS JOHNSON MISS SMART
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Before this edition of The Bell is printed I, as Editor-
in-chief, wish to thank those on the Bell Board and the other
students who have helped in publishing this book. ,The co-
operation shown between the Faculty Advisors and the stu-
dents is greatly appreciated, also. I hope others will enjoy
reading a copy of this as much as I have enjoyed Working
THE VALUE OF A YEAR BOOK
There has long been the custom of having in each high
school or academy, a year book, published by the student
body. Is this not a fitting "wind-up" for the school year?
When the book is published, it contains articles which
show the parents and the pupils themselves the ability of
the individual student. The editing of the paper gives the
editorial .board an experience in handling business matters
in an orderly manner.
Through exchanges with other schools, the name of
Fryeburg is more widely spread, and the social and athletic
The Alumni and undergraduates know the progress of
the school through the year book. The separate depart-
ments give in summary form the work accomplished during
the different semesters.
The paper holds the interest of the student of today as
well as proves valuable in years to come. What student
does not, at some time or other, wish to glance back over
his school life?
It means extra time and money put in by a few, but,
after all, is it not worth it? THE EDITORS.
for its success.
The Commercial Department has progressed rapidly
under the supervision of Miss Smart. Some of the girls
have earned awards for typing a certain number of words
per minute for fifteen minutes with only five errors.
The following girls have received awards this year:
Rate per Rate per
Leah Mclntire 40 Nettie Keefe 53
fBronze Pin! fGold Pinl
Nettie Keefe 40 Mary Lothrop 31
iBronze Pinj Herlene Seavey 38
THE ACADEMY BELL' 5
A three-place biplane was given John Palmer for his
birthday. He had for an instructor, Henry Shultz, a vet-
eran pilot of the war. Soon afterward the instruction
When John had been flying for a week, he decided to
take off on his first solo without the consent of his in-
One night at dusk when all had left the flying field, John
thought it a good time for his solo. When the motor had
been warmed up and everything was in readiness, he took
05. Up and up he went, on and on into the darkness until
he had attained a 5,000 foot altitude.
There he was flying, blind, having no idea in which
direction he was flying. Without a moment's notice the
engine kicked a few times and went dead-out of gas.
There was an inexperienced pilot diving toward the
earth, turning over these words in his mind, "Experience
Counts? WILLIAM FORCE, '32.
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE FRYEBURG LIBRARY
The library which was added at the .beginning of the
school year has proved a great success. It is not a new idea
because at one time there was a Webster Memorial Library.
As many of the books as possible from the Webster Library
have been collected together.
The present collection consists of about twelve hundred
books. Some of these were scattered in various classrooms,
but are now assembled in the new library. A committee
under the direction of Mrs. Lougee solicited a great many
books besides the money to buy reference material. From
time to time throughout the year, books have been given
from the private shelves of various friends of the Academy.
The library has been able to secure during the year a
great many reference books on United States History,
European History, and Ancient History. There are some
shelves set aside for Latin and French reference books.
There is also a good collection of fbiographies, poetry, and
fiction. Many works of standard authors are available.
There are complete sets of Stevenson and Shakespeare.
If the good work progresses proportionately in years to
come, Fryeburg Academy will have one of the best school
libraries in the vicinity.
Before I close I wish to express my sincere thanks to
Mrs. Lougee and the committee in her charge, Clarence
Mulford, Mr. Hastings, Miss Mary Barrows, and many
others who have helped to make the library a success.
F. FosTER CROWELL, Librarian.
THE ACADEMY BELL
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STANLEY PAYNE BREWER
Born July 16, 1913 Jersey City, N. J.
Varsity Club 4: French Club 2, 3, 4: Basketball 2, 3,
4: Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4: Football 3, 4: Senior Drama: BELL
Board: Chorus 1: Prize Speaking 4: Minstrel Show 1, 2,
3, 4: School Circus: Honor Student: Class Basketball 1,
2, 3, 4: Class Part-Gifts to Girls.
When Brewer came to Fryeburg he was only
a little fellow. Now we are ready to send him
out in the world a grown man. He is a fine
example of Fryeburg youth, and we wish him
the best of luck in the future.
ELEANOR JOHNSON CHASE
Born February 27, 1912 Lakeport, N. H.
Entered from Mt. Vernon High School in September,
1927. Commercial Club 4: French Club 3, 4: Latin Club
2: Chorus 2, 3, 4: Manager of Basketball 4: Hockey 3,
4: F. A. Fair 2, 3: Latin Play 2: French Play 3: Honor
Student: BELL Board 4: Vice President of Girls' Athletic
Association 4: Class Basketball 4.
"Cherub" has spent a lively three years at
F. A. Between hockey and basketball seasons
came numerous "bouts" with classmates, which
helped keep her in trim. Underneath this
playful, pugilistic attitude, however, is a good
supply of loyalty and sportsmanship. We know
her ability to make friends will help her next
year in Normal School.
BERTHA MAXINE CLEMONS
Born November 20, 1908 Hiram, Maine
Entered from Hiram High School in September, 1928.
Commercial Club 3, 4: French Club 3, 4: Chorus 3, 4:
Prize Speaking' 3: Assistant Manager of Hockey 3: Man-
ager 4: Orchestra 3: Minstrel Show 3, 4: French Play
3: Honor Student: Piano Recital 3, 4: County Prize
Speakimz Contest 4. i u I .
One of those quiet, but willing persons is
"Max": she plays for the chorus or on any
other occasion, and proved a great help with
the Minstrel Show. She has done good faith-
ful work in her studies and as hockey man-
ager. The best of luck next year in Portland,
THE ACADEMY BELL
ROLAND CASPER CLEMONS
Born May 11, 1911 Hiram, Maine
Track 3, 4: Basketball 3, 4: French Club 3: Commer-
cial Club 3: Varsity Club 4: Minstrel Show 3, 4.
From Hiram High School came Clemons.
When we first saw "Clem" we thought we were
going to have a rather quiet lad added to our
list. However, those who know "Clem" very
well realize that the basis of many funny in-
cidences come from Clemons' quick wit and
joyous nature. In Clemons we found a good,
clean fellow and a friend to all. We certainly
wish you luck in the future "Clem."
CHARLES ALLEN COTTON
Born December 19, 1911 Kezar Falls, Maine
French Club 3: Varsity Club 3, 4: Basketball 3, 4:
Captain of Basketball 4: Football 3, 4: Track, 3, 4: Sen-
ior Drama: Baseball 3, 4: Minstrel Show 3, 4: Commer-
cial Club 3, 4: Class PartgProphecy.
"Charlie" came to us during his Junior year.
In "Charlie" we found a good all-round ath-
lete and a clean fellow. He took his part in
the Senior Drama, as the salesman, very well.
We wish him the best of luck in the future
and hope that some day he will be even more
than a Varsity Club President.
GORDON PRATT CUTLER
Born January 25, 1911 Arlington, Mass.
Basketball 3: Varsity Club 3, 4: Minstrel Show 3, 4:
Latin Club 3: Honor Student.
"Lindy" came to us from Rye, New York,
for his last two years of Prep. School. We
have enjoyed having "Lindy" as a member of
our class and have enjoyed his talks on the
sea. Well, "Lindy," you certainly kept us
warm this Winter. We wish you the best of
success at Clark University next year.
THE ACADEMY BELL
MAVIS ESTELLE Fox
Born April 21, 1912 Lgvglly Maine
Entered F. A. from Lovell Grammar School, Septem-
ber, 1926. French Club 3: Latin Club 1, 2. 3, 45 Chorus
1, 2, 3: Latin Play 3: Piano Recital 1, 23 Class Basket-
ball 4: Hockey 4, Hiking 4.
Mavis is a very skilled pianist as well as a
student of Latin. We all know that she will
succeed in the future because of her ability
to get ahead. She is well known at Fryeburg,
and old F. A. will lose a loyal friend when
HAROLD CHARLES GAIN
Born April 23, 1912 Fryeburg Center, Maine
Commercial Club 3, 4: Track 1, 2: School Circus 1, 3.
"Gu1nn1e" has been with us at F. A. for four
years, and has earned his place with the Class
of 1930. He is rather quiet and modest about
the classroom, but is full of fun outside of
class. We know that his calm, quiet manner
will help him over any hardships of life.
MARION DoRo'rHY GILMAN
Born October 2, 1913 Naples, Maine
Entered from West Fryeburg Grammar School Septem-
ber, 1926. Commercial Club 2, 3, 43 Chorus 1, 2: Hockey
Manager 3: Captain 4: Track 23 BELL Board 43 Gym
Quiet, steady, dependable-that's Marion.
Her earnestness is a trait we all admire. She
served efficiently as Hockey Captain, helped in
a quiet but effective way with the football
banquet and-oh! Well-you can see how
busy she has been by her list of activities.
THE ACADEMY BELL
NORMAN HEALD GRAY
Born July 12, 1911 Fryeburg, Maine
Entered Fryeburg Academy from Fryeburg Harbor
Grammar School in September, 1926. Varsity Club 3, 4:
Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4: Football 1, 2, 3, 4: Basketball 2:
School Circus 1. 3: Minstrel Show 1, 2, 3, 4: Chorus 1,
2, 3, 4: Latin Club 1, 2: French Club 2, 3, 4: Latin Play
2: Class Treasurer.
"Norm" as Class Treasurer for four years
has indeed performed his duty well. It takes
"slow, but sure" work to make a class keep its
dues paid, and that's just how "Norm" works.
May luck be with you next year, "Norm,"
JAMES ERNEST GUPTILL
Born August 13, 1912 Fryeburg, Maine
Commercial Club 3: French Club 2, 3, 4: Latin Club
1, 2, 3, 4: Prize Speaking 3: Football Squad 2: Varsity
3, 4: Track 1, 2, 3, 4: School Circus 1, 3: Latin Play
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Honor Student: Class Part-Class History.
"Jimmie" is a sturdy farmer. He has the
makings of a fine teacher and a hard worker.
He may be slow in some things, but he surely
can eat pie at a pie-eating contest! He has
been our Class Vice-President and executed
his duties well.
MILTON FIELDING ILLINGWORTH
Born April 22, 1911 Saugus, Mass.
Chorus 1: French Club 3: Varsity Club 2, 3, 4, 5:
Track, 1, 2, 4, 5: Manager 2: Minstrel Show 3, 4, 5:
Tennis 3: Senior Drama 5.
"Matt" has been a member of our class for
quite a while. His part as "Professor Clem-
ent" in the Senior Drama suited him perfectly.
He has shown us how to "get women" during
his stay at Fryeburg. We all hope he will be
as successful in getting a wife.
THE ACADEMY BELL
NETTIE MAE KEEFE
Born November 3, 1912 Fryeburg, Maine
Entered F. A. from Fryeburg Grammar School. Sep-
tember, 1926. Commercial Club 2, 3, 4: Chorus 1, 3:
Gym Exhibition 2.
Nettie is an apt stenographer, and will
make some busy person a good secretary. She
has earned many awards in her typing, which
prciiles that she will be able to do her work
ELLSWORTH BURTON LAWRENCE
Born October 25, 1910 Milford, N. H.
Entered Fryeburg Academy from Newton High School
in September, 1929. French Club 4, Vice-President: Bas-
ketball 4: Class Basketball 4: Football 4: Baseball 4:
Varsity Club 4: Minstrel Show 4: Honor Student.
"Bus" may appear rather slow or quiet at
times, but his work on the Football squad and
with the "Star" basketball team proves his
good sportsmanship. We became known to his
writing ability when he won the Chemistry
Prize. May we wish you luck, "Bus," in what-
ever you attempt next year.
RUTH ANNIE MARSTON
Born December 13, 1912 Brownfield, Maine
Entered from Brownfield Memorial High School in
September, 1928. Chorus 3, 4: Prize Speaking 3: Bas-
ketball 3, Captain 4: Minstrel Show Play 4: F. A. Fair
3: Senior Drama: Class Basketball 8, 4.
Ruth entered F. A. from B. M. H. S. for her
Junior and Senior years, and at once found
her place on the basketball team. We can't
wish her success in school next year, but we
all wish her luck in whatever UD she does
THE ACADEMY BELL
LEAH CHASE MCINTYRE
Born April 9, 1912 West Fryeburg, Maine
Entered F. A. from Fryeburg Grammar School, Sep-
tember, 1926. Commercial Club 2, 3, 4: Chorus 1, 2, 3:
Volley Ball 2, 3: Senior Drama: Orchestra 1, 3, 4: BELL
Board: Piano Recital 1, 2, 3: Violin Recital 4: Pageant
2: Gym Exhibition 2: Class Part4Gifts to Boys.
Leah, a good commercial student, is sure to
make a competent business woman. We also
know her as an actress in the Senior Drama.
Here's luck to you, Leah, in your undecided
JAMES WALKER MERRILL
Born October 8, 1911 Woodfords, Maine
French Club 2, 3, 4: Latin Club 1, 2: Chorus 1. 2, 3,
4: Football 1, 2: Track 1, 2: School Circus 1, 3: Senior
Drama: Latin Play 2: BELL Board 3, Business Manager
4: Class Part-Will.
Although "Jim" has not competed in ath-
letics, he has done his part by transporting
the players. He has been the class corre-
spondent w1th the University of Maine for the
past year, too! We feel sure that, with the
acquaintances he has made there, he will have
a good start in his Maine College career. We
ASA OSGOOD PIKE, JR.
Born November 7, 1912 Saco, Maine
Entered F. A. from Fryeburg Grammar School in Sep-
tember. 1926. Varsity Club 2, 3, 4: Football 2, 3, 4:
Manager of Baseball 2: Basketball 2, 3: Debating 2, 4:
French Play 3: Latin Play 2: Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4:
Chorus 1, 2. 3, 4: Honor Student: French Club 2, 3, 4:
Latin Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Class Basketbalil 1, 2, 3, 4: Class
Part-Valedictory: BELL Board 2: Prize Speaking 3:
Minstrel Show 2, 3, 4: Latin Prize 1, 2, 4: Class Presi-
"Pikey" has led us for four years, and we
are proud of him. .Anyone who can stay on
the honor roll, maJor in sports, debate, and
take part in many other school activities is all
right and Plkey "sure is all right." He plans
to go. to Bowdoin, and we feel confident that
he will succeed in everything that he under-
THE ACADEMY BELL
BERTHA MILDRED ROGERS
Born April 18, 1913 West Brownfield, Maine
Entered F. A. from Fryeburg Grammar School, Sep-
tember, 1926. Chorus 1, 2, 3: Orchestra 4: Violin Re-
cital 4: Latin Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Latin Play Z.
Bertha has been a very sedate, quiet class-
mate, studying hard and working for the
school. We all know she will be a success
as a teacher.
Born April 3, 1912 Portsmouth, N. H.
Entered Fryeburg Academy from Colby Academy in
September, 1928. French Club 3, 4: Hockey 3, 4: Min-
strel Show Play 4: Senior Drama: French Play 3: Class
Part-Salutatory: Honor Student: BELL Board 4: Presi-
dent of Girls' Athletic Association 4.
Betty entered Fryeburg from another school
but immediately began to make herself known
as a star in every line, studies included. Her
red hair seen at a distance gives promise of a
wise-crack before long.
LINWOOD PHINEAS SEAVEY
Born September 18, 1912 Fryeburg, Maine
Entered from Fryeburg Grammar School in September,
1926. Track 2, 3, 4: French Play 3: -Latin Play 2:
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: French Club 2, 3, 4: Latin Club 1, 2,
3, 4: Commercial Club 3, 4: Minstrel Show 2, 3, 4:
"Tinker" is noted as the class poet, best
dresser, and a good high jumper. We shall
long remember him as he appeared in the
character of "Mr, Van Kind" in the Senior
THE ACADEMY BELL
HUGH RICHARD WEBSTER
Born January 17, 1912 East Conway, N. H.
Football 1, 2, 3: Captain 4: Track 3, 4: Varsity Club
1, 2, 3, 4, President 3: Minstrel Show 1, 2, 3, 4: School
Circus 2: Business Manager of Senior Drama 4: BELL
Board 2, 3, 4.
Hugh has been with us all four years. He
made his letter in Football when a Freshman
and has played four years, being Captain his
Senior year. He is a fellow wlho is always
the same, willing to do and help at any time.
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Most popular boy? ............
Most popular girl? . . .
Best dispositioned? . . .
Best dressed girl? ....
Best dressed boy? ....
Best looking girl? ....
Best looking boy? ........
Best mixer? ................
Talks most, and says least? ....
Class baby? ................
Best dancers? ......
Most athletic girl? ....
Most athletic boy? ....
Best sport? ........
Biggest flirt? ..................
Class scrapper? ..................
Biggest drag with faculty fgirlj?
Biggest drag with faculty Cboyj ?
Class shirk? ...................
Biggest bluffer? .... . . . . . .
Class sheik? ....
Latest to class? . . .
Quietest? ..... . . .
Noisiest? ..... . . ......
. . Charles Cotton
. . . Leah McIntyre
. . . . . Osgood Pike
. . . Maxine Clemons
. Linwood Seavey
.. Gordon Cutler
.. Leah McIntyre
.. Charles Cotton
.. Charles Cotton
. . . Gordon Cutler
. . . Maxine Clemons
. Cotton and Pike
. . . Eleanor Chase
. . . Charles Cotton
. ..... Ruth Marston
. . . Eleanor Chase
. . . . . E. Rundlett
. . Stanley Brewer
. . . Ross Burton
. . . . . Ross Burton
. . Linwood Seavey
. . . . . Ross Burton
.... . Mavis Fox
. . . Gordon Cutler
Class grinds? ...... .... M avis Fox and Bertha Rogers
Most bashful boy? .... .................. H arold Gain
Most bashful girl? ....
. . . Bertha Rogers
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A FRESHMAN COMPERSITION
I began my first day at Fryeburg academy in the year of
nineteen twenty nine and when the bell rang we wenit in
altogether and took our dests.
Some of the boys that thot they wer an angle, but they
were all a like to me
In history my hard study we studied of the artic reigon
of the north.
when new year came we all got a calendar a peice
Some days all of the rest seened curtious but that did
not bother me in the least,
On February ninth we hed a hard spelling lesson and I
got a very low rank, some of the words were esxteacy,
grammer, indespenciabl, and some harder.
One day one of the ladies were going up the street the
road was kind of slippy and she fell down, and it made me
We hed a good basket ball team they played brown-
field before the game was ended I said that fryeburg would
win I told one that I woud bet with him if I gain or loose I
gained and then he was mad and said that he woud not pay
me and I said that I hed a good muscule and I could take it
out of his hide he decided to pay me. and that ended that.
In the spring we begain to play marbles at the first
I lost then all once I gained ninty and he got mad and told
the professor, but he would not do a thing about it then at
the end of the term int spelling we hed a test some of the
words was and some were hard as parrie, solique, sofemore,
Publius Virgilius Maro, the greatest of the Roman
poets, was born at Mantua in 70 B. C. The most noted and
best remembered of all of his works is the "Aeneid."
1930 is the year of the Bimillenium Virgilianum,
The world is observing this anniversary through their
schools, that have found many ways in which to bring to it
the attention of the public. The Virgil exhilbits includ.e
class notebooks, posters, clay models, drawings, and objects
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of any kind that represent Virgil's topics or characters.
Pageants, processions, or tableaux, which present Virgilian
scenes, are to be given by many of the schools. Some insti-
tutions are dramatizing one-act plays based on Virgil and
The New York Browning Society is paying its homage
to Virgil in a series of Virgilian Mornings, the last Thurs-
day of every month.
The city libraries and museums are doing work of great
value for this celebration. The Public Library of New
York will open an exhibit of Virgiliana some time in May.
It will include such remarkable books dealing with Virgil,
such as those which are now in the library of Princeton
University. t A
There is planned for this summer, two Virgilian
Cruises. One starts at Marseilles, France, the other at
Naples, Italy. These cruises touch the places Virgil's hero
Aeneas visited on his journey from Troy to Italy.
' BERTHA RoGERs, '30.
WHAT WOULD A GENTLEMAN DO?
Dick was off on the train for the big dance that his
fraternity was giving that night. It was the end of the
football season and Richard Trenton, Boxford's football
captain, was to be the guest of honor. Although the ball
was supposed to be a masquerade, Dick had decided to wear
his dress suit.
On boarding the train, Dick carelessly threw his suit-
case on the rack above his seat and settled down for the
fifty mile journey. In the seat in front of him sat a young
girl about his own age. Dick said to himself, "Gee! That
girl looks like the one that Ted is inviting up to the dance,
and, come to think of it, he said that she would probably
come on the same train." Dick started to speak to her, but
hesitated thinking, "What if that shouldn't be the girl?"
After debating a few minutes, he decided to wait until night
and see if it really was Banbara Rich, Ted's friend.
The fifty miles were at an end, and the train had
stopped. Dick reached for his suitcase and left the car. As
he neared the steps, he looked back and saw that the girl
who had sat in front of him was also preparing to get off
the train. j
Upon leaving the car, Dick, just for curiosity's sake,
waited outside to see where the girl went. Soon a taxi drove
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up and the young lady stepped in. Dick listened and, sure
enough, he heard her say, "Boxford College, please."
"I guess that was Miss Rich after all," said Dick. Well,
he would find out for sure tonight anyway. So, hailing a
taxi, he made his way to his fraternity house. Upon
arriving, he was heartily greeted by his friends who met
him with shouts and cheers.
After talking with the boys a few minutes, he left for
his room as it was late and it would soon be time for the
dance. Dick stepped into his room, closed the door and
opened his suitcase. The first thing that met his gaze was
a lovely peach taffeta evening dress, from under which
peeped a pair of silver pumps. Dick stood back in amaze-
ment. What did this all mean? Was it a trick that the
boys had played on him, iinding that he was not going to
masquerade? Then the solution came to him. In his haste
in leaving the train, he had picked. the wrong suitcase from
the rack. What should he do? Even if this suitcase did
belong to Barbara Rich, there was no time to locate her,
for it was now eight-thirty and besides, he would not know
where to look for her. He sat down on his bed and tried to
think. Suddenly an idea popped into his head. He jumped
up, hurried off his traveling clothes, and made an attempt
to put on the lovely taffeta dress. After trying half an
hour, Dick stood before his long mirror, beautifully attired
in the contents of the suitcase, which were suitable for the
occasion. He had even managed to squeeze his feet into
the silver pumps, although he had his doubts as to their
lasting through the evening. But he lacked one thing. It
was the lovely head of ,black wavy hair of Barbara Rich.
Here was another problem, but leave it to Dick. It was
late, but what did a half hour matter with this joke up his
sleeve. Slipping on his top coat, he stepped quietly out of
his room and hurried to a hairdresser's shop, only a short
distance from the fraternity house. The elderly lady who
owned the shop was a friend of Dick's mother and had also
been a friend of Dick's all four years at college. As Dick
excitedly blurted out his problem, an amused expression
spread over the old lady's face, and when Dick had finished,
she left the room. In a few minutes she returned with a
wavy black Wig. "Now Dick," said Mrs. Wilson, "if you
will be very careful of this, you may take it for the evening."
Kissing the old lady on the forehead, he grabbed the wig and
Meanwhile, in her room, Barbara Rich was also con-
fronted with a problem. Upon opening her suitcase, she
found that it was not hers, for it contained a dress suit.
Barbara had always been a good sport and now she had a
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good chance to show her sportsmanship. Instead of bor-
rowing an evening dress from a girl friend, she hurried into
the dress suit. It was a little large, but after a short
struggle, she faced, in the mirror, a fine looking gentleman.
But what was she to do with her hair? This problem did
not perplex her long. From a friend she borrowed a man's
tall silk hat and a little mask to cover her eyes. With a box
of hair pins, she pulled all of her hair upon the top of her
head and pinned it. Then she put on her mask and tall hat.
After giving herself the "once over" in the mirror, Barbara
made her way to the ball room.
Upon arriving, she found the dance in full progress.
As she stepped into the hall, she heard the shout from the
crowd, "Dick is here." They were looking straight at her.
Who was Dick? Then she remembered seeing on the
suitcase that she had mistaken for hers, the letters,
"DICK," She thought over all the possible "Dicks," but
finally decided that the owner must be Dick Trenton, Box-
ford's football captain. Ted had told her that he might be
on the same train with her. She had noticed a tall, hand-
some young fellow in the seat behind her, but not knowing
young Trenton very well, did not recognize him. The gang
was hurrying toward her. What should she do? Could she
play the game and not let them know who she really was?
She was greeted with great excitement by all of the fellows,
but when they offered to take her hat she politely shook her
head and stepped into the ball room with it on, a proceeding
which looked very queer indeed. The fellows tried to talk
to her, but received no answer. Finally, Ted shouted, "Well,
Dick, what's the big idea, donit you suppose we know who
you are?" He also added, a little more excitedly, "Have
you seen anything of Barbara? She has not arrived yet.
I am afraid something has happened." Just then a gentle-
man outside announced that Miss Rich had arrived. Ted
quickly left and ran to greet her. But as he shook her hand
and looked down into her eyes, he drew back in amazement.
"Dick," he blurted out.
"Sh, sh," whispered Dick, "dont let the gang know yet."
The warning came too late. The fellows had heard Ted's
exclamation and they now rushed to the place where the
two were standing.
It was a good joke enjoyed by Barbara and Dick, no
less than by the others. But what could have been more
appropriate as they danced the next fox trot together, than
the selection played by the orchestra, "What Would a
Gentleman Do ?"
HERLENE SEAVEY, '32,
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THE VARSITY FISHERMAN ON BANK DUTY
' 'EXCITEMENT IN CAMP' '
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One of the most solemn moments in the history of the
world took place in the Allied trenches November 11, at 11
o'clock-the coming of peace. This great silence replaced,
the thunder of cannons and machine guns, that had been
heard so many terrible years. Silence-peace-ending the
bloodiest war that the world has ever known, a war to which
all nations of the earth sent their best young men to facie
death. Thousands of America's sons are still in France,
resting in fields that will long bear marks of the terrible
contests in which so many lives were cast away.
Nature has done much in these battle fields to make
men forget the awful turmoil of only a few years ago. She
has grown plants and wild flowers, trying to hide the places
where human beings fell by the thousands, bathed in blood.
Yet, among all these fiowers and foliage, grim reminders
often are seen as one passes along this sacred ground. Wire
entanglements slowly rusting away, dugouts, guns, still in
firing position, untouched. Here and there stand white
crosses, unnamed. It has been impossible to mark every
resting place, and they lie, unknown soldiers, by the tens
of thousands in Belleau Wood and. Chateau-Thierry. In the
northern part of Belleau Wood one may see many field guns
in firing position, just as they were taken by the Americans
in 1918g then in advance of those, a line of German machine
guns, just as they were eleven years ago. Now, surrounded
-by beautiful leaves, they are a picturesque sight as they hold
the positions, their rattling hail of death stilled forever.
Beyond these machine guns, nearly hidden by ferns and fir
trees, is an Australian 88 millimeter gun, a symbol of the
war gods, yet no longer throwing out its high velocity shells,
but constituting a permanent memorial.
Along the south front of the St. Michiel, the Germans
constructed an elaborate barbed-wire defence to help pro-
tect deep trenches just behind it all. Today the entangle-
ment of wire is still there, intermingled with flowers of
every description, it is a picture of grim struggle mingled
with nature's beauty, a reminder of what has been there.
One could hardly believe that, in truth, 200,000 gas shells
had fallen in a single night in that area, or that 400,000
Germans had sacrificed their lives to hold the section just
beyond, namely, Fort Danaumont, now a beautiful monu-
ment, surrounded by the white crosses of 100,000 unknown
heroes who .barred the way to Verdun. Here may be seen
one of the most heart-breaking scenes of all this sacred
ground. We see one rifle barrel appearing above the
ground, a little farther another, then another, bayonets in
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place, the "Trench of Bayonetsn protected by the American
memorial. "Men of the 137th Infantry had been ordered to
hold this trench at any cost. They were standing in it,
rifles in hand, when a discharge from the enemy upset the
works and buried the occupants alive." The bayonets still
stand above the earth, grim reminders of the tragic fate of
the men holding them. It reminds me of "Little Boy Blue"
in which the little tin soldier is waiting endlessly.
The largest overseas cemetery, at Romagne-Sous-Mont-
jaucon, contains 14,000 little white crosses in perfect rows,
four marble monuments on either corner, and, a beautiful
drive enclosing it all. The soldiers there represent every
division of the American Legion. As we look over these
graves of the best young men of our nation, a surge of blood
rushes through us and we hope for better understanding
and everlasting peace between nations: we hope that these
men have not died in vain, but have made the world safe, so
that never again the bugle will be heard at the front, so
that never again the words "Cease firing" will ring out, and
so that never again such grim spectacles as these which are
left will remind humanity of such needless sacrifice.
ELLSWORTH B. LAWRENCE, '30.
MYSTERIES OF HOBBIES AND HABITS
Everywhere there are people who have peculiar hobbies
or habits. Business men, after a hot, hard day in the
oflice, feel the necessity of the form of recreation which is
most pleasing to them, therefore, they may visit the golf
links, attend the theater, pick up some light fiction, or even
work in a small garden after supper. Such hobbies are
easily understood and truly helpful to the ones who enjoy
them, but those which are originated in, around, or by dor-
mitory life are far less comprehensible, I am sure.
For example, why does a person like to go fishing in
the most muddy season of the year, when it is certain the
car will get stuck in the mud? Garage men are not always
available on immediate call. Can there be some d.elight,
unknown to most of us, in waiting on a lonely, country road,
knee-deep in slimy mud, until a certain party fexpected or
not ?J comes to the rescue? I know not, so will leave the
explanation to a person better informed than I.
To me the gum-chewing habit, too, still remains among
the unsolved mysteries of life. The practice is all right
once in a while and one stick at a time, but it has ceased to
be limited to that. Those who take up this form of "side
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line" become rivals for first place in the number of sticks
they can chew at one time and the size of the bubbles they
are able to blow. What ideals for virtue!
If you have ever watched a group of people dancing
perhaps you, too, have thought of how absurd it is to get
up and take idiotic side steps, whirls, and dips, keeping in
time with weird sounding music. Nevertheless, thousands
do it every day and consider themselves as sane as neces-
There are other habits, such as collecting souvenirs,
assigning new words to old tunes, holding afternoon teas,
and sitting around a card table for hours at a time, which
are too numerous to, mention. If you try to inquire as to
why a certain person does or likes such things, the answer is
always the same, "Oh, everyone else likes them, so I do,"
and you turn away still unsatisfied and without any solu-
ELIZABETH RUNDLETT, '30. '
The postman with his letters has many effects on dif-
ferent people. When he gives a mother a letter from her
daughter, she is very happy. When a father receives a
letter from his son, he is generally worried lest he ask for
more money. Bills! The postman gives those to everyone
and, of course, they don't bring much pleasure. To the
person in love, I suppose, it gives a moment of happy
thrills. What it means to a boy or girl away from home to
receive a nice letter from "Dad" with a check enclosed!
Imagine the feelings of a person who is ready to go to some
big party and at the last moment has a letter come saying
they're sorry but the shoes of that size are not in stock, at
the present. To some, a letter is a letter, and they are glad
of almost any kind.
MARION BARKER, '32.
A PLEASANT TRIP
One fine morning last September it was decided that
the "Dorm" girls, who wished to, and several teachers,
climb Mount Chocorua. We started about eight A. M., with
Mr. LaCasce and Miss Fifield as chauffeurs.
Among those who went were, "Mister," Miss Fifield,
Miss Johnny, "Cherub" Chase, Eleanor Frye, June Upton,
Norma Stuart, and I.
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When we reached the foot of the mountain "Mister"
filled his knap-sack with apples and other food. We then
started our climb.
We were two hours reaching the topg we stopped many
times for the Piper Trail was hard climbing. "Mister" and
June kept the lead most of the time. As we walked we
could see the top of the mountain at one side, it seemed as
though we would never get there in such a round-about way.
Before we had quite reached the summit it was about
eleven. We were all hungry, so we ate our dinner of frank-
forts, sandwiches, cake, cookies, and apples. The wind was
blowing and it was rather cold, but we enjoyed our dinner.
When we were through eating we continued to the top.
From here we could see rivers, mountains, lakes and vil-
We looked around all we wished to, then "Mister"
suggested we go to the football game at Wolfeboro f between
Fryeburg and Brewster Academyj.
We took a very different trail, the Weetamoo, coming
down. It was much steeper than the one by which we went
up. I fell down twice and my toes were covered with
blisters g just the same I followed the others as best I could.
We arrived at the foot of the mountain about two-thirty
Then we started toward Brewster. Before we got there
a large white cat ran across the road in front of us. Some
one said we must be going to win. A black cat means bad
luck, so the white one must mean good fortune. We did
win, thirteen to six. As soon as the game was over we
started home. It was growing dark, and it seemed as if
we would never reach Fryeburg. Finally, "Mister" sug-
gested if I didn't keep still he'd have to put a hot potato into
my mouth. This frightened me so I tried to be more quiet.
We got home at 6 P. M., very tired and hungry. In
spite of this, I am sure we all enjoyed our trip very much.
ELSIE SMITH, '33.
THE CITY OF CARCASSONNE
In the western part of France lies a famous old city
called Carcassonne. While visiting the country we stumbled
over this unique little place and took a great interest in it
On first appearance, we were struck by the grand and
severe aspect of those brown towers, so varied in dimen-
sions, silhouetted in the sky. Below these lies a wall sur-
rounding this city. It stands about sixty or seventy feet
high, and is at least twelve feet in thickness. Around the
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wall is 'a deep moat which at one time was filled with water
for protection. On the eastern side opens the chief en-
trance, which is the only one accessible to carting. It is
defended by a barbican supplied with loop-holes and battle-
ments with a watch. The entrance is slanted, so as to mask
the gate of the chief work. On the outward side the two
huge towers, between which the gate opens, are reinforced
by a sort of buttress used in olden days to keep off the
besiegers from the most assailable point. Protection was
the prime factor when this city was built. This fact is
more noticeable than anything else when one is looking it
In the southwest corner, inside the walls is a chapel,
named St. Nazaire, a most beautiful building of its kind.
Throughout the inside of the city are small houses or huts in
which the inhabitants used to live.
The thing that struck me most forcibly when visiting
this city was the lack of any tourists which would usually
infest a place like this. It was only by luck that we stumbled
over it. The train we were on was held up for some reason
and we learned from a peasant that a good way to pass the
time away would be to look over this unknown city which
was still inhabited by poor peasants. Incidentally we were
so interested in the city that we forgot all about our train
and had to stay overnight to wait for the next one.
Ross BURTON, '30.
A THIRD STORY WINDOW FROM A "DORM" IS
I. Window looks toward mountain.
Cal Perfect star formed in mountain when snow
melts in spring.
Qbj Overlooks Mt. Kearsarge, Double Head, Bald-
face, Rattlesnake, Chocorua, Carter's Dome, and
Washington and many others.
II. Little hollow behind house where flowers grow.
tal Girls pick dog-tooth-violets.
fbi Sit on bank and dream.
III. Shouts of students as they pass to and from school.
Cal Girl pouts because she has to go out for track.
tbl Boy chases girlg girl gets mad and slaps him.
IV. Conversation between boy and girl from one "dorm"
window to another.
Cal Boy asks if she will go to movies with him.
tbl Girl giggles and refuses. 1
Ccj Boy flashes light to her.
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fdj Teacher catches girl talking out window.
Cel Teacher puts girl on campus.
ffl Girl finally closes window.
V. Exciting moments from window after study hours.
fab Evening callers by roadside.
fbi Talk to girls-frightened.
lcj Makes dates with girls.
fdj Boys come armed to rescue.
fel Frighten callers away.
VI. "Special delivery" from one window to another.
fab Box tied on string.
Cbj First rap-second rap.
Cel Letting down of string.
Cdl Answer back-rap.
fel Box full of peanuts, etc.
MARY SAMPsoN, '32.
Oh, where would I be without my books! Wouldn't it
be terrible to come home nights with no studying to do, no
themes to write, and no Latin to translate? I should really
be in a terrible predicament. What if some one should call
up and suggest going to a dance? I couldn't refuse for I
should have no excuse and how I would rave, "Oh my books!
How I miss my books !"
If there were no dance, I might be drawn into a pool
game. I should wander about the table tearing my hair
at the noise and excitement, wishing for my books and a
calm, peaceful evening at home with the wonderful com-
panionship of Virgil or, perhaps, Maria Chapdelaine.
If there were no dance or pool game I might be per-
suaded to go to the movies, although I detest those talkies!
How they do bother mel There is no rest in the movie
halls of today. How can anyone even compare a movie with
a pleasant hour of study? Modern movies are a cheap sort
of story compared to the old Roman Classics.
If there were a basketball game I'd. have to go. I
should sit on the bleacher, nearly wild with the noise of the
cheering and pray and pray for the end of the game, not
caring which side won.
The last resort would be to go to bed. I can hardly
imagine an evening spent in such a way. Just think how
terrible it would be, to lie in bed and dream of the pleasant
evenings I had spent with my books and wish for even one
of them. Then, after thinking of this for several hours, to
drop into a deep sleep and at last find myself in heaven, for
in my dreams I found my books and did not lose them till
m01'11iI1g- Oscoon PIKE, '30.
26 THE ACADEMY BELL
ON "WRITING HOME"
Having been at school for several years-away from
home which still remains the source of my financial sup-
plies-I feel that the subject I have chosen is very familiar.
Perhaps some of you may even have experienced the same
The first step is to select a rather plain piece of writing
paper, that "the folks at home" may not criticize your
spending money foolishly on envelopes with fancy linings.
However, if your parents are Scotch, a gay plaid lining in
the envelope might be received with smiles of appreciation.
Next, you write the heading, slowly, though, to give you
more time to think of a proper opening sentence. With
pen poised in mid-air you decide that topics of the weather
have no direct connection with money, so might be used to
avert the inevitable suspicion. The weather has been fair,
so that discussion occupies no great space before being
Now, must the money question be brought up-the
thoughts of it give you a nervous feeling which is mistaken
for hunger. That makes you think of mother's cooking and
-well, why not kill two birds with one stone and mention,
that since the food here has not been very good lately, you
would not mind getting a box from home? To make this
hint more effective you flatter the lady of the house and
fervently remark that you have not tasted any pie as good
as hers since you were home on your last vacation.
Secretly satisfied and elated by your ability to compli-
ment and flatter, you now feel that there is nothing about
which you are afraid to write. Encouraged by this feeling,
you begin to write boldly, "Say, isn't it about time you sent
me some more money?" The words stare you in the face!
They are written, though, and you can not erase them.
Such audacity must be at least partially remedied, so you
make some joke about it, and spend the next half hour
telling about all the basketball games, good movies, and
dances there have been to go to, and end by explaining,
also, that roommates frequently have the habit of using up
your toothpaste or hair tonic.
You believe that, of course, the family will realize that
all this takes money, and you close the letter feeling re-
lieved that the deed is done. The great task of writing
home is over once more.
ELIZABETH RUNDLETT, '30,
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THE BRIEF LIFE OF A SATIN SLIPPER
I, a pink satin slipper, had only the night before been
set in the redecorated window of an exclusive Fifth Avenue
shop. I had been placed on the foot of a wax model. I
remained there until late the following day when a lady
chanced to pass and stop for a moment to admire me. A
little while later I was taken from the model and tried on by
the lady who had admired me in the window. I heard her
give the address, H25 East Forty-Sixth Street, Suite 7."
I little knew at the time of my arrival what would be my
fate. My new owner had already changed her costume and
was wearing a gown of pink. I soon realized that I was on
the foot of a living person and not a waxen one. Stepping
from a limousine I was escorted to a pier, and then up a
gang plank to a seemingly large ship which proved to be
only a yacht, where a gay party of people had gathered,
Dancing started immediately upon our arrival, and at once I
was crushed unmercifully by my mistress' escortg for the
first time my attention was turned to him who appeared to
be host of the affair. Cocktails were served continuously,
and this I figured was the cause of my being trodden upon.
From the comments I learned that we were well outside of
My owner begged her escort to take her to the deck
Where, after seating herself in a deck chair, she removed me
from her foot which had become blistered. I grieved, real-
izing I had caused her so much pain. She held me in her
hand for a moment, and for no reason at all, he who was
with her, grabbed me from her and hurled me overboard.
I heard a shriek, but it was too late.
All night I floated and the next morning I found myself
beneath a wharf, floating with "a broken toy horse, a bit of
a letter, a dirty white glove-" other things which had been
tossed out of people's lives.
LEAH C. MCI NTYRE.
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Can a liking for poetry be taught? This is a question
that is often asked. In order to reach a satisfactory con-
clusion we must ask ourselves another question. What is
our attitude toward poetry? Is it a lboresome subject forced
upon us by our teachers, or is it a meaningless jumble of
words, the rhythm of which strikes pleasantly on our ears?
Possibly it is a song, the verses of which bring a thrill other-
wise found in life itself. Poetry is another form of life.
The verses of Keats, Shelley, and Goldsmith portray pic-
tures of life. To the average student poetry is a necessary
evil which has to be endured. .
The first mentioned attitude is the characteristic of
the average high school student. Let us try to discover why
this view persists. I believe that the trouble may spring
from two causes: first, the student is afraid of being con-
sidered effeminate by his classmates, second, he has not
read enough to find the type of poetry that appeals to him.
Few boys today find a great deal of pleasure in the poetry
of Walt Whitman. What boy, however, can read Kipling's
poetry without being thrilled?
The poems taught in the schools today comprise such a
variety that everyone should find something of interest
among them. "The Ancient Mariner," "Sohrab and Rus-
tum," and "The Lady of the Lake" are a few of the pieces of
poetry read. What more could fbe asked? Adventure, love,
hate, war, peace and sensational things all may be found in
the books just named.
What then is the trouble? If it does not lie in books,
not in teachers, "despite the arguments I hear advanced by
our sterling teachers," not in the pupil, where must we look?
To me the answer is simple. As I see it, poetry is not a
study, but an emotion. One cannot be taught emotions.
He either has them or has not.
F. FOSTER CROWELL, '30,
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THE DAILY GRIND
First period comes English History
And oh, what a bother it isg
Right after music comes Algebra two,
A subject that everyone fears.
English isn't quite so bad
And neither is French two:
But typing actually drives me mad,
A subject that I never can do.
But after you stop and think it over,
School life isn't half so bad:
And when you come back to old F. A.
It really makes you glad.
VIVIAN CLEMONS, '31
I had a little dog,
His name was Mikey
And every time he went to town
. There was sure to be a fight.
One cool September morning
As we were walking down the street,
We chanced upon a bull dog
With a great big piece of meat.
The fight was fast and furious,
Although it was a shame-
The way my little Michael
Chewed that dog, till he was tame.
CLIFTON SMITH, '32
Miss Piper has a parrot
All he says is "won't."
I said "Some pet, Miss Piper."
She said, "Some do, I d0n't."
She also has a fiivver
The rattle overwhelms all talkg
And if you're going to ride,
It's much safer for you to walk.
MORTON FLINT, '31
THE ACADEMY BELL
I'll write about our Latin class,
It's really quite a scream.
We hold our little Caesar book
And try so bright to seem.
"Periphrastic," says Miss Johnson
While we blankly stare.
For the hundredth time she tells
Its use and why it's there.
When we are told to translate,
We, oh, so glibly, equote.
fMiss Johnson finds in the back of the book
It's all written out in a note.J
Some days we don't pay attention in class
And when we are asked to recite,
We look and look, the place is gone,
What would you do in that plight?
We get our hopes up, now and then
For a lesson, short and sweet.
Lo and behold! When she gives it out
In length it can't be beat.
If we should all have our lesson done
This is what Miss Johnson would say,
"I know that this is too good to be true
They'll be terrible the following day."
But I must do my next day's work
Or the class' reputation, I'll kill,
And you'd read tomorrow, in this poem
A chapter, sadder still.
MARION BARKER, '32
PARODY ON "THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET"
How clear in my mind are the pranks of my boyhood
When I was a kid and just starting to grow.
The strings in my pockets, the fish hooks and matches,
The bruises and cuts and the bandaged-up toe,
The crows and the blue jays and chattering squirrels.
The sling shots and arrows I used for a gun.
The switching I got when I brought down a victim
That old tingling switch! Say, it wasn't much fun.
JAMES W. MERRILL, '30
THE ACADEMY BELL
A SCHOOL INCIDENT
School had begun at the usual time,
Each student in his homeroom seat,
When in came Stearns and a little behind
Came Bussell with noiseless feet.
Now," said Miss Piper with an angry look,
"You boys are two minutes late."
"I couldn't help it," was Bussell's reply,
"I have to keep my dates."
So into the oflice poor "Buzzy" was sent,
He knew that his time had come
If you have ever been sent in for that,
You know that it is no fun.
"Mister's" face was very stern
As he said, "Will you please sit down?
And "Buzzy" nearly had heart failure
When he said, "Have you been down town?'
"Yes, I have, but I hurried right back,
And came right up to the 'Dorm,'
But when I looked for the other boys,
I found that they all had gone."
"Now, Bussell," says "Mister" with a smile on his face,
"I know that isn't so,
For I saw you myself walking with a girl
Up the street twenty minutes ago."
Finally "Buzzy" spoke up and said
"May I go to my classes now?"
"Yes," he replied, "But remember this,
To lie, you have to know how."
MARY SAMPSON 32
CHARGE OF THE RATTLY FORD
fWith apologies to Alfred Tennysonl
Half a mile, half a mile,
Half a mile onward,
Ten miles from home
And one gallon to get me
Back to the old town-
Me and my jitney,
Traveling the road towards
Up many hills and down!
THE ACADEMY BELL
Onward, you rattly Ford:
Cities at left of meg
Towns at the right of meg
Speed up, old car,
Pick up-and fight for me:
Mind not the mud and sun
Piercing the side of youg
All the world wonders
How you can run!
A group of girls in hockey suits,
Each holding a hockey stick,
Were earnestly discussing ,
Their next game with Berwick.
"We've simply got to win itg
That game we cannot lose."
Then came the Coach's voice, "Come, play,"
So off they ran in twos.
They practiced long and faithfullyg
They batted the ball around:
Sometimes they hit the ball,
Sometimes they hit the ground.
In either case, the game they won,
They played it fair and square.
"Fryeburg Academy, we are fromg
We learned our hockey there."
AUDREY PENDEXTER, '31.
This life is like a candle in the windy
Each day left open to realize a dream.
0 Wind, I only ask that you be kind,
And let me leave behind,
Within the arms of this dark night,
A tiny flame and, too, a beacon light.
O Wind, I only ask that you may see
This wish that lies within the soul of meg
And make me understand in future years
My ecstasies and all my days of tears.
Be kind, O Wind, and let my dream burn high,
For if it's quenched my soul then- it will die.
THE ACADEMY BELL
Bill Dely has a Ford you know
That was built in '76
It has four wheels, a steering gear
And an engine full of kicks.
The body's painted orange,
The fenders are of black,
It has one head light on the front
And a tail light on the back.
The tires are made of rubber
But they feel just like a brick,
And you can never crank the engine
Without getting a good big kick.
The folding windshield's automatic:
It is held up by some wires,
And when the wind hits it too hard
The windshield just retires.
All four wheels are always "tired"
The "go juice" mostly gone,
And until the engine starts
You can not blow the horn.
A hot shot runs the tail light
A "big shot" drives the car.
The 'engine runs on turpentine
And is greased the most by tar.
DAVEY FORCE, '32
THE SOPHOMORE PEST
"Billy" Force is a sophomore boy,
And what a pest he is,
He loves to tease the little girls,
And fill their eyes with tears.
He sneaks behind you with stealthy tread,
And takes your books away,
Then he says, "Mary, Whistle! Whistle!"
If I don't have to pay.
Then he keeps them under his arm,
Till finally he gives in,
After I whistle and whistle hard,
Then he gives them to me with a grin.
MARY SAMPSON, '32
THE ACADEMY BELL
Taken from "Trees," by Serg. Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see
A car that's good enough for me.
A car that when the gas I press
Can get the lead on all the restg
A car that smoothly runs all day,
And doesn't take most all my payg
When on a good road it can tear
And leave the cops far in the rear 3
That is the kind of a car for me
But where to get it I can't see.
In the evening when it's lonely
And I've nothing else to do,
I sit beside the fireplace
And dream, my dear, of you.
I think of all the happy times,
And things we used to do
When you and I were lovers
Way back in Waterloo.
And always when I sit and gaze
Into the dancing flame,
My heart cries out to you, dear
And I wish you back again.
Suppose some day that I should find you,
Would you come back to me,
And be the same old darling
That you always used to be?
MIRIAM CHASE, '32
I cannot do my Latin
'Although I try and try.
And times it seems quite certain
That I should have to cry.
THE ACADEMY BELL
Miss Johnson gets so awful cross
If we don't get constructions,
And yet you cannot blame the boss
Who has to give instructions.
And so we all try very hard
Hoping some term to see,
Written in capitals on our card
An "A" instead of "C" or "B,"
DOROTHY MCKEEN, '32.
THE ALUMNI HALL SONG
We're all Alumni Hall girls,
There's not a better crowd,
Than the ones that stay in our "dorm,"
Even though we do seem loud.
We try our best to do right,
Even though 'tis hard,
And the younger girls that don't know,
We always try our best to guard.
Once in a while we slip up,
And naughty girls we get,
But it isn't very long, folks,
That we stay that way you bet!
The teachers always find out,
The worst that we can do,
Then they put us all on campus,
For about a week or two.
fTo the tune of, "Hit the Line for Fryeburguj
AN ALUMNI HALL GIRL.
AN EVENING IN APRIL
Sitting by an open window in evening,
Comes the sound of frogs peeking
And the soft roar of the wind
As it goes through the trees seeking.
Then the passing of a car
Breaks the stillness of the night
And the peacefulness is broken
By the coming of the light.
ELMA CLEMONS, '32
36 THE ACADEMY BELL
O trees, last autumn
It gave me great joy
To walk beneath your foliage 3
Your shade was cool
And your color refreshing,
I watched your leaves
Turn from red to yellow,
I would lie for hours
In the green hollow
Then winter came,
I went to you
No more for consolation.
I stayed by the hearth and fire
Where I might find red and yellow
That would warm me.
There was nothing for you to oifer,
Your color had gone,
And you were left forlorn.
A month went by
And I saw no more of you.
Now spring has comeg
And an eager urge falls upon me
To go to the understanding hills
And the hollow to find you.
You will have something to give me
And so I want you .... ......... .......
To some it's the thrill of the hunt and the chaseg
The call to the hounds or the fear of the wreck
That starts their hearts thumping, that makes their blood race
To others it's speed, it is death's telling pace
That raises the hair on the nape of the neck.
But to me it's the swoop, it's the dive, the incline
Of a trim little plane when unloosed from the earth.
It's the roar of the motor, the struts with their whine -
That thrills in my blood and' blots from my mind
The thought of my home, and the love of my hearth.
WILLIAM J. DELY, '31,
THE ACADEMY BELL
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Across the street, in the boys' "dorm,"
Sat "Matt," very troubled and grieved,
Perhaps he had reasons to be that way
As he seemed very cross and peeved.
"I can't understand," he said to himself,
"Why Audrey always wants her wayg
Last night when I went to see her,
She told me that I couldn't stay."
I asked her why, and began to get sore,
fBut you know how Audrey willj
And before I had time to say any more,
She said she was going with "Bill."
"You know, 'Matt,"' she said as she stamped her foot,
"That if you had a car like his,
I would go with you tonight,
But I can't now-you see how 'tis."
Suddenly "Matt" jumped up and said,
With vengeance in his eyes,
"I'll get an aeroplane and then
You just watch the other guys."
Next year, when "Matt" came back,
He came in a little "R-E-D" plane,
Do you think you know the results?
They say he has changed her name.
MARY SAMPSON, '32
Over the widespreading forest
A small black speck grew large,
With motor roaring steadily,
Although 'twas only a barge.
That plane flew steadily higher
Until all that was left to View
Was a small pinprick of sunlight
On a silver wing, gleaming new.
Yesterday morning a mail plane,
But now in search of a crew
Which was lost in the year's worst stormg
Where, no others ever knew.
THE ACADEMY BELL
Last night in that mass of darkness
The compass of this ship stopped work.
Her course was left undirected,
Until o'er the lights of Twin Fork.
Slowly the plane lost altitude
And, as the pilot set her down
He breathed a prayer of gratitude
To Him who had guided him to this town.
Next morn the door was fastened,
There were in the cabin three men.
Then to the east they hastened
Back into civil ken.
Next day in all the papers
Pictures of three men appeared.
And a story of the rescue
From a village long-lost and drear.
FRANCIS SHAW, '32
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OPENING OF SCHOOL
September 16-School opened starting Fryeburg
Academy on its one hundred and thirty-eighth year. The
student body numbered 147. There were two new mem-
bers added to the teaching staff, Miss Frances Nason and
Miss Mildred Fifield.
September 27-The Freshman Social was held in the
Gibson Gymnasium. The Junior class spent much time and
careful preparation for the event. The Freshmen, though
green and bashful, performed as directed, causing the spec-
tators many a hearty laugh. The remainder of the evening
was spent in dancing.
40 THE ACADEMY BELL
HOCKEY AND FOOTBALL SEASON
September 23--Hockey season opened with practice on
Monday. There was a good number present to try out for
positions on the team. As there were only three Seniors
left from the team of the year before, there was much new
material to choose from. Under the supervision of Miss
Fifield the team progressed rapidly.
At this same time the football squad was Well under
Way in practice. Coach Anketell "with his keen eye for
good players" had already, in mind, picked out the first
The girls' first hockey game was called at Bridgton,
Friday, October 4. The game came out a tie of 1 to 1,
showing well matched teams. The boys' first game was at
Cheverus, October 28.
November 15-The annual football banquet was held
at the Vestry on Friday evening. The event was a marked
success, due to the fine work of the Senior girls who were
aided by Mrs. A. O. Pike, Mrs. Marston and Mr. and Mrs.
The tables were very attractively decorated in the
school colors. The football men's table had candle sticks as
goal posts, and was marked off into ten yard lines by strips
of blue crepe paper. The place cards were small imitation
footballs, on which each name was printed.
Mr. LaCasce acted as toastmaster and called upon dif-
ferent members of the football team to speak. The speeches
were followed by school songs and cheers.
Directly after the banquet, the evening's affair was con-
tinued at the gymnasium, where a dance, open to the public,
April 18-Rank cards were given out. The honor
students were as follows: Stanley Brewer, Eleanor Chase,
Maxine Clemons, Gordon Cutler, Marion Gilman, A. O.
Pike, Jr., Elizabeth Rundlett, Zelma Abbott, Edmund
Brown, Vivian Clemons, Davey Force, Frances Heard,
Marion Barker, Ruth Chandler, Elma Clemons, Mary Loth-
rop, Herlene Seavey, Fred Stearns, Ellen Wiley, Hester
Charles, Bion Cram, Olive Eastman, Dorothy Hall, Horace
Hill, Donald Kilgour, Evelyn Moulton, Francis Skillings,
Elsie Smith, Rita Spring, John Thurlow, June Upton.
THE ACADEMY BELL- 41
EDITH A. SAWYER PRIZE I
At an assembly, April 18, Miss Elizabeth Rundlett was
awarded the Edith A. Sawyer English Prize. This prize
is awarded each year to the student using the best spoken
and written English. The prize, when sent to Mr. LaCasce,
was accompanied by a very pleasing letter from Miss
CIRCULUS LATIN US
A. O. Pike, Jr. Mavis Fox
Marion Barker William Force
Gerard Groder, Chairman
Ellen Wiley William Berry
Bertha Rogers James Guptill
Elma Clemons Vera Haley
The Latin Club this year has a larger membership than
usual, a total of thirty at the present time. The increase
is largely from the Freshman class.
Meetings have been of a more variable nature than in
previous years and when possible they have been held out of
doors. The first gathering, when the club numbered ten
veterans from the previous year, was the occasion of the
annual steak roast at Lovewell's Pond. Knives and forks
42 THE ACADEMY BELL
were rather minus, but appetites whetted by the keen Octo-
ber air easily consumed a half pound of steak per capita.
In November came the Initiation Meeting. The His-
tory room on the second floor of the Academy building in
some mysterious manner became transformed into a verit-
able den of Pluto. Each candidate was "ferried" across the
Styx by Charon C Louis Solarij , escorted by the dim portals
of the Nether entrance to Hades and introduced to Dis and
Persephone CGerard Groder, who caused much merriment
with his long beard and pitch-fork, and Marion Barker in
the guise of the queenl. Ellen Wiley represented the
obstacles of Latin I. William Force impersonated the great
Caesar, Osgood Pike, Cicero, and William Berry, Virgil.
Final report at the Elysian Fields refreshed the famished
Wanderers with "Nectar of the Gods."
At a Christmas meeting the Aedile Committee arranged
a tree with exchange of gifts in the Roman fashion. Games
and dancing completed the evening's entertainment.
In February Circulus Latinus, French Club and Com-
mercial Club combined talent arranged a very successful
masquerade ball. Modernistic decorations under the super-
vision of Gerard Groder transformed the gymnasium into
a pleasing ballroom. Music by the Academy orchestra was
In May aga.in a second initiation was staged as a treas-
ure hunt. "Buddy" Springer, Helen Crouse, Violet Hutchins
and Jay Lawrence were taught the mysteries of the Club at
various points along the way. At Lovewell's Pond the
dogs, rolls, punch and marshmallows, disrobed of their
Latin names, proved very good eating to the "hungry
hunters." Dancing at the gym followed.
The requirement for membership in the Commercial
Club this year was a mark of C plus in at least one commer-
At the first meeting, held at Gordon Hall, the following
club officers were elected: President, Linwood Seaveyg Vice
President, Elden Burnellg Secretary, Herlene Seaveyg
Treasurer, Maxine Clemons. After the business meeting
the entertainment committee furnished the program for the
Nineteen new members were added to the club. The
initiation meeting was held at Gordon Hall, and the new
members furnished a very interesting program. After the
THE ACADEMY BELL 43
initiation the party adjourned to the Gymnasium and
On February 19, the French, Latin and Commercial
Clubs had a masquerade ball at the gymnasium. During the
evening prizes were awarded as follows: Leah Mclntire
for the best girl's costume, Vernon Skillings for the best
boy's costume, and Ellen Wiley for the most original cos-
tume. The school orchestra furnished the music for the
For one meeting, the French and Commercial Clubs went
to North Fryeburg. The Willing Workers acted as hostesses
for the clubs at a supper and dance. Everyone had a most
THE VARSITY CLUB
The Varsity Club this year has a record membership.
At the close of the football season five men, Bus Lawrence,
Dan Cullinan, Joe Burns, Mike Jones and Stanley Brewer
were found to be eligible for that coveted membership in the
Club, and at the close of basketball and winter track, Elmer
Bussell, Roland Clemons, and James Lawrence were also
found to be candidates for membership.
In February the Varsity Club gave a supper and dance,
the proceeds of which went to pay for the sweaters. It was
a great success and everybody had a good time.
Probably the greatest entertainment, during this last
year, for the students and townspeople was the initiation
of new members. No one will forget Bussell fishing in the
watering trough from the top of the monument, nor will
they forget Joe Burns advising the town merchants how to
run their businesses.
We hope that at the close of baseball and track miany
more men will be wearing their "F's."
J AMES GUPTILL, '30.
FRENCH CLUB l
Any student who obtains a rank of C plus or better is
eligible for membership in the French Club. At the first
meeting of the year the following officers were elected:
President, Gerald Burnellg Vice President, Ellsworth Law-
rence, Secretary and Treasurer, Vivian Clemons. After
the business meeting French games, dancing and refresh-
ments were enjoyed.
44 THE ACADEMY BELL
For one of its social meetings the Club went to North
Fryeburg, where a supper was served by a group of ladies
of the community. This was followed by a dance which
everyone found enjoyable.
On the evening of February 19, the French, Latin
and Commercial Clubs gave a Masquerade Ball at the gym-
nasium. This event was Well attended and the varied cos-
tumes and the prizes awarded, not to mention the music,
contributed to the success of the occasion.
Before the close of the school year the Club plans to
present a play as it did last year. Although this is a diffi-
cult undertaking We all felt that our play last year,
"L'Enfance de Jeanne D'Arc" was worth the eEort it
THE ACADEMY BELL 45
5 ' .
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The first game of the year was played with Cheverus.
It was a close game all the way through, due to the fact that
whenever Fryeburg got a touchdown the officials called the
ball back. Cheverus won 7-6 on paper, but it was a moral
victory for Fryeburg. The boys showed the stuff they were
made of and Captain Webster proved his worth as captain.
Berwick was the next game on the schedule and every-
one wanted to see the boys in action. Those who came to
the game were rewarded by seeing Fryeburg pile up a 25-6
score. There was no doubt then of the team's integrity and
everyone looked forward to a successful season.
The team journeyed down to Wolfeboro, New Hamp-
shire, to play Brewster Academy. Although the score was
only 13-6 in Fryeburg's favor the Brewster boys were done
for the seasong their backfield was smashed up and the line
was groggy. Dan Cullinan, a Fryeburg Academy boy,
came through with one of his famous offside tackles and
46 THE ACADEMY BELL
Pete was hitting them as hard as ever. The team was
working smoothly and the chances of taking Hebron over
When the boys played at Hebron something happened
that threw them off their stride. It might have been the
ride over in the truck or maybe the jinx was on our trail.
Joe Burns hurt his ankle and that crippled the team, but the
game that we should have won went in Hebron's favor, 21-6.
This was a setback and made them work all the harder to
get in shape for the next game.
Bliss College came up from Lewiston one afternoon and
Went back with a 32-0 defeat tacked on them. They didn't
stand a show from the start but they were game and fought
all the way. The boys had hit their stride again and were
preparing for the last, but not least, game of the season
with the Bowdoin Freshmen.
November 1 was as dismal a day as anyone would want
to see and the game with Bowdoin was considered cancelled.
After a little argument the team left for Bowdoin, although
there was some doubt as to whether they would play. When
they arrived they were informed that the game would go on
regardless of the weather.
The game started in the rain and there were a great
many fumbles. At the half Bowdoin led, 7-6. The next
half the boys went in determined to win or die trying.
They worked some trick plays and bewildered the Frosh
with an aerial attack. At the end of the game the score
stood 12-7 in Fryeburg's favor. This was the last game of
football that many of the members of the team would play
for Fryeburg and they certainly put all they had into it and
deserved all the credit that they received.
Hugh Webster Stanley Brewer
R. E. Cullinan Pike
R. T. Webster- Webster
R. G. Gray Guptill
C. Lawrence Bussell
L. G. Guptill
L. T. Clapp
L. . Cotton
Q. B. Jones
R. H. B. Ballard
L. H. B. Burton
F. B. Burns
THE ACADEMY BELL 47
Charles Cotton Daniel Cullinan
R. F. Jones Charles
L. F. Cotton Burnell
C. Bussell Marson
R. G. Clemons Brewer
L. G. Ballard Burns
Out of fifteen hard basketball games the boys won
seven, and they deserve a lot of credit for working the Way
they did. This is the first year that Fryeburg has played
in the State Conference and the team did well considering
the strong competition. The team played just as hard when
they were losing as they did when they were ahead. The
games with Auburn School of Commerce, Lewiston High,
and Hebron Academy, the thrillers of the season, were won
or lost by small margins. Hard, fast, clean basketball was
played in all the games and next year the chances for the
Conference title will look a little better.
Below are listed the games and their scores.
Alumni, 38 Fryeburg,
Kezar Falls Boys' Club, 38 Fryeburg,
Auburn School of Commerce, 32 Fryeburg,
Maine School of Commerce, 26 Fryeburg,
Auburn School of Commerce 40 Fryeburg,
Lewiston High School, 27 Fryeburg,
Maine School of Commerce, 28 Fryeburg,
Hebron Academy, -50 Fryeburg,
Cheverus High School 39 Fryeburg,
Hebron Academy, 24 Fryeburg,
Kents Hill Seminary, 32 Fryeburg,
Alfred High, 18 Fryeburg,
Bridgton Academy, 55 Fryeburg,
Kents Hill Seminary, 36 Fryeburg,
Bridgton Academy, 55 Fryeburg,
THE ACADEMY BELL 49
This year the Seniors took the honors in Class Basket-
ball. When they played the Juniors there was ,as close a
game as one would want to
see. In the last thirty seconds
of play a field goal was scored by the Seniors which put
them on the long end of a 29-28 score.
R. F. Brewer
WL. F. Pike
R. G. Lawrence
L. G. Burton
Ballard MQ 'Va11ie1-
L. F. Cullinan
C. F. Ballard
R. F. Lawrence
S. S. Jones
P. Brewer and Sanborn
namely: Ballard, Cotton, Br
veterans combined with Cull
There are a few vetera
ewer, Burton, and Gray. These
1nan, Lawrence, Burnell, Jones,
ns back this year for baseball,
Burns, and Sanborn should make a good ball club. All the
players have had a year or more of experience and the out-
look for the coming season is bright.
Apr. 19 Alfred High School fawayl
23 Alfred High School fherel
26 Gorham Normal School fherej
28 Brewster Academy fherel
May 3 Open
7 Gorham Normal School fawayb
10 Brewster Academy fawayj
14 Bridgton Academy fherej
17 Kents Hill fawayl
21 Hebron Academy fherej
50 THE ACADEMY BELL
May 23 Bridgton Academy tawayj
28 Hebron Academy fawayb
31 Kenrs Hill fherej
June 4 Open
16 Alumni fherej
GIRLS' FIELD HOCKEY
Marian Gilman, Captain Maxine Clemons, Manager
This year, under the direction of our new coach, Miss
Fifield, a fairly good team was organized.
The team was made up mostly of new material, for
only three girls had been on the squad the year before.
Six games were played: two with Mexico, two with
Berwick, and two with Bridgton Academy. Three were
lost, two won, and one tied. Great improvement was shown
toward the last, indicating a good team for the coming
There were no trips like the famous Berwick trip of
the first year, but we enjoyed them all. Here's three cheers
for the team in the Fall of 1930!
The line-up was as follows:
C. Audrey Pendexter
C. H. Marian Gilman
R. W. Marion Barker
L. W. June Upton
L. I. Herlene Seavey
R. I. Frances Heard
L. H. B. Mary Sampson
R. H. B. Betty Rundlett
R. F. B. Eleanor Chase
L. F. B. Zelma Abbott
G. Evelyn Moulton
Ruth Marston, Captain Eleanor Chase, Manager
We had with us this year only one player from last
year's team. We played nine games, and had rather un-
usual results as three were won, three lost, and three tied.
The Freshman team surely gave the first team a good
fight, which shows that there ought to be a scrappy little
team for the coming years. Many of the Freshmen won
THE ACADEMY BELL 51
Most of our games were played in our own gymnasium.
The two games played here that were not returned were
with Alfred High and Portland, Maine School of Com-
merce. We tied with Alfred, 17-17, but lost to M. S. C.,
39-17, which was our greatest defeat of the season.
On our Portland trip to Waynilete Latin School we
got into difficulties when it came time to go home. We
went in two cars, Mr. LaCasce's and Mr. Larrabee's, and
some on the train, an arrangement which was perfectly all
right on the way down. Mr. Larrabee seemed to have lost
himself in the "big city" so that left nine, large and small,
to come home in "Mister's" car. Speeding was out of the
question because of the springs and rough roads, but we
reached home safely nevertheless, and none the worse for
The team will lose only two of its members, and we
hope for a sextette of good spirit and experience next year.
This year's line-up was as follows:
L. F. Frances Heard
R. F. Herlene Seavey
C. Vivian Clemons
S. C. Evelyn Moulton
L. G. Eleanor Chase
R. G. Ruth Marston
ELEANOR CHASE, '30.
z CHASE, RUNDLETT, SAMP
ROW, LEFT T
FRONT ROW UPTON, BARKER, PENDEXTER, HEARD, MOULTON.
THE ACADEMY BELL 53
Keeper of the Bees .............
Tarzan of the Ape
Marcus Brutus ......
A Son of His Father . . .
The Golden Wind
The Harvester ............
Why Men Leave Home ......
Flaming Youth ..........
Peter Cottontail .......... , ....
Adventures of Bunny Rabbit ....
Penrod and Sam . . .
Gentle Julia .........
The Country Lawyer .
Vanity Fair ....
The Speed Demon
Antony and Cleopatra . . .
All for Love
The Woman of Andros
Lavender and Old
So Big ..............
slag W l?
NIOR CLASS LIBRARY
. . . . Ross Burton
. . . . Eleanor Chase
.... Asa O. Pike, Jr.
. . . . Gordon Cutler '
. . . . . Hugh Webster
. . . Milton Illingworth
. . Bertha Rogers
. Betty Rundlett
. Charlie Cotton
. Stanley Brewer
..: Guptill and Gray
..... Mavis Fox
. . . . Harold Gain
.. Bus Lawrence
and Nettie Keefe
. . Ruth Marston
. Marion Gilman
. . . Merrill
54 THE ACADEMY BELL
SPEAKING OF AN INTELLIGENCE TEST
Coach: "Who, what or where was Ali Baba?"
Sanborn: "It's a state down south."
Sanborn: "I ran the hundred in ten flat."
Charles: "Yeah! ten minutes flat footedf'
Larry: "Why is it warmer after snow starts to fall?"
Jack: "Friction of the snowflakes warms the air."
Solari Ctelephoning Eastman's Marketj : "Have you
Prince Albert in the cans ?"
Eastman: "Yes sir."
Solari: "Let him out then."
Miss Piper: "Where is the Yukon river ?"
R. Clemons Clooking at E. Chase! : "I'll ask her."
Miss Piper: "Right."
Miss Smart fto Miss Clemons, who is looking out of
the windowl : "What are you Waiting for, Miss Clemons ?"
Miss Clemons: "A street car."
AT THE FRYEBURG-BLISS GAME
Freshman: "Look at 'em all in that mud. How Will
they ever get clean ?"
Sophomore: "What d'ya think the scrub tearn's for ?"
Farmer: "Say, don't you see that sign marked 'Private
-No fishing allowed'?"
Bill Dely: "My good man, I never read anything
marked 'Privatef "
Matt: "No, I don't want a Dachshund: its legs aren't
Dog Fancier: "They couldn't be no longer boss. They
reach right down to the ground."
Ross: "Do you know that Mr. Lombard beats his wife
up every morning?"
Danny: "I don't believe it."
Ross: "Oh absolutely! He gets up at six-thirty and
she doesn't get up until seven."
THE ACADEMY BELL 55
Picture of a white elephant, eating marshmallows in
a snow storm.
Sr.: "You kept the car out rather late last night, Son.
What delayed you ?"
Son: "Had a blow out, Dad."
Sr.: "Huh! Tire or roadhouse ?"
Officer fto couple in parked autoj : "Don't you see the
sign 'Fine for Parking'?"
Driver: "Yes, officer, I see it and heartily agree with
Tinker: "My dad is an Elk, a Lion, a Moose, and an
Eleanor: "What does it cost to see him ?"
Little Charles Cto Misterj : "We have saved you a piece
of candy, Daddy."
Mister: "Now isn't that nice."
Little Charles: "Yes. We don't like that kind."
Buzz: "Look here, I only had a portion of a chicken,
and you charged me for the whole bird."
Waiter: "That's the custom of our club."
Buzz: "Huh! Well, I'm glad I didn't order beef steak I"
Two men were arguing about their strength. One man
said, "I am so strong that I can stop a train going fifty miles
per hour with one arm."
"Why, you must be a Samson," said the other man.
"Oh, no," answered the other, "I'm only the engineer."
56 THE ACADEMY BELL
Two IN ONE
Cotton: "I'm going to marry a pretty girl and a good
Clemons: "J im! What the-- you can't! That's
HEARD IN FRESHMAN ENGLISH
Miss Nason: "Miss Hall, you must speak louder."
- Binford: "Miss Piper is coming in stronger than she
JONES IN DRUG STORE
Jones: "Give me three cents' Worth of peanuts."
Clerkz, "All in one bag?"
It chanced to be study period that Dennett had been
looking lovingly at Margaret Allen for some time. The
voice of the teacher in charge broke in upon his reverie,
"Dennett, what are you studying ?"
"'Er-er-the 'Lady of the Lake,' " was Dennett's aston-
The following oral composition was given by G. Webs-
ter: "Some people think the negro ain't had no chance but
now he seems to be gitting it. He has had all the diseases
going. About the worst thing he ever had was T. B. Well,
he's moving right along now and gitting educated all the
Miss Nason: " 'Greater love hath no man than this,
that he would lay down his life for his friend! Now who
knows the source of that quotation ?" I
Keefe Cwith a radiant expressionjz "I know, Shakes-
HEARD IN CHEMISTRY LAB.
"If anything should. go wrong with this experiment,
we shall all be blown skyhigh. Now gather round me more
closely, so that you can follow me better."
THE ACADEMY BELL 57
Patient: "Doctor, what are my chances?"
Doctor: "Oh, pretty good, but don't start reading any
For Sale: Ford car and three cows, all good milkers.
"Pop," inquired George Washington Jones, "What am
a millenium ?"
"Sho, doan' you know what a millenium am, chile?
It's just 'bout de same as a centennial, on'y it's got mo' legs."
Coach: "Why is a kiss over the telephone like a straw
Sanborn: "I donno, why ?"
Coach: "Because neither of them are felt."
Father: "The man who marries my daughter will get a
Ross: "May I see it, please ?"
THE ACADEMY BELL
THE TRIP T0 RATTLESNAKE
FROM THE GRANDSTAND
THE ACADEMY BELL 59
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Roger Ballard-Working in Plainville, Connecticut.
Mrs. Roger Dinsmore Knee Ida Prattj-At home in
Jackson, New Hampshire.
Edgar Grover-At home in Lovell, Maine.
Mariner Thompson-Working in Buffalo, New York.
Mrs. Stone Knee Martha Irish!-Living in Lovell,
Robert MoultonHAttending the University of Maine.
Mrs. John Gibson Knee Leah Ridlonl-Living in Port-
Carl Webster-Working in Massachusetts.
Elizabeth Hill-Working in Simsbury, Connecticut.
Clifford Hill-In the Undertaking Business at Frye-
Noyes Shirley-At West Fryeburg, Maine.
Mrs. Willis Hewey Knee Arlene Websterl-Living in
Mrs. Wilfred Frechette Knee Arlene Sargentj-Living
in Conway, New Hampshire.
Chester Keefe-Working in Portland, Maine.
Mrs. Clarence Potter Knee Emma Marstonl-At home
in Fryeburg, Maine.
Leonard Buzzell-Working in East St. Louis, Illinois.
Lyman S. Gray-Working for Squire's Co. in Bangor.
Mrs. Lawson Bradeen Knee Ruth Gaffnerl-At home
in Fryeburg, Maine.
Wellington Charles-Working in Portland, Maine.
Mrs. Charles Weeman Knee Ethel Andrewsj-Living
at Littleton, New Hampshire.
Mrs. Herbert Marshall Knee Sarah Hutchinsj-A nurse
in Portland, Maine.
Earl Osgood-Third selectman at Fryeburg, Maine.
Mrs. Robert Thompson Knee Frances Kenersonl-
Living at North Conway, New Hampshire.
60 1 THE ACADEMY BELL
Mrs. Frank Barrett Knee Dorothy Homej-Working in
Keene, New Hampshire.
Mrs. Verna Evans Fowler-At home in Hiram, Maine.
Rupert Johnson-Principal of Standish High School,
Sebago Lake, Maine.
Gwendolyn Brackett-Working in Fryeburg, Maine.
Arthur, Hodsdon-Working for Fidelity Trust Co.,
Fryeburg, Maine. '
Harold Moulton-Working at Airway Company, Port-
Mrs. Lester Hammond Knee Blanche Smallj-Living
in Hiram, Maine.
Sybil Barker-Teacher in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Geraldine Bassett-Working in Florida.
Mrs. Griffin Knee Helen Hodsdonj-Living at Alliston,
Mrs. Chandler Walker Knee Jessie Walkerj-Living in
North Conway, New Hampshire.
1905 ' " "
Mrs. Erwin Giles Knee Kate Towlej--Living at Brown-
Mrs. Alfred Poore Knee Maggie Keefel--Living at
Paul Newman-With the Vacuum Oil Co., Chicago,
Mary Barrows-At Huntington Chambers, Boston,
Cary A. Bradley-An artist of great talent in Frye-
Walter Burnell-Working' for the Conway Box Co.,
W. B. Davis-Living in Glendale, California.
. ' . H 1895
John C. Hullf-Boston, Massachusetts.
Mary Post-Living in Fryeburg, Maine.
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OTHER CLASSES ,
Eloise Gerry is doing research work at the University
Harold Andrews is Assista.nt United States Attorney
for the District of Rhode Island.
Anna Barrows is Home Economics Instructor at Teach-
ers' College, Columbia University.
George Haley is doing research work at St. Ignatius
Clayton Pike isa Consulting Electrical Engineer, Io-
cated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
We wish to express our appreciation for all the school
papers which we have received. We hope to have many
new Exchange friends next year. We also ask the old ones
to come again.
The Meteor, Berlin High School, Berlin, New Hamp-
shire. Your Literary Department is very good. Why not
add a few cuts and photographs?
The Corona, Bridgton High School, Bridgton, Maine.
We enjoyed your paper very much and are glad to have you
on our Exchange list.
The Pythia, Winter Harbor High School, Winter Har-
bor, Maine. Your Literary Department is very good,
especially your poetry. ,
The Aquilo, Ricker Classical Institute, Houlton, Maine.
Your exchanges are well arranged.
The Megunticook, Camden High School, Camden,
Maine. A splendid paper. Your exchanges are cleverly
written. Your cover is also worthy of mention.
The Pioneer, Andover High School, Andover, Maine.
We are glad to have you on our Exchange list. Each of
your editions is cleverly written.
62 THE ACADEMY BELL
The Wreath, Potter Academy, Sebago, Maine. You
have an interesting paper.
The Echo, Lisbon High School, Lisbon, New Hamp-
shire. An interesting paper. Your Winter edition is very
The Garnet, Alfred High School, Alfred, Maine. An
interesting paper. Your jokes are fine.
The Leavitt Angelus, Leavitt Institute, Turner Center,
Maine. Your Literary department is very good. Why not
add a few cuts and photographs?
The Echo, Lisbon High School, Lisbon, New Hamp-
shire. An interesting paper. Your winter edition is very
The Junior Journal, Glen Ridge High School. Your
Literary department is very good. May we suggest a few
The Academy Herald, Gould Academy, Bethel, Maine.
You should be congratulated on your well arranged paper.
The High School Herald, Westfield High School, West-
field, Massachusetts. Your paper is very interesting.
Your Literary and Exchange Departments are especially
The Golden Rod, Quincy High School, Quincy, Mass.,
is a very interesting paper. We are glad to have you on
our Exchange list.
I Will Contribute 551,000 to the Alumni Endowment
Fund Whenever the Drive is Started
A Co-Educational School Founded in 1794
1 Courses offered -
COLLEGE GENERAL MUSIC
For terms, address
E. O. LaCASCE, Fryeburg, Maine
CONWAY MOTOR COMPANY
Authorized FORD Sales and Service Station
Conducting Every Branch of Garage Business
nway, N. H. - Phone Conway
Hardware, Kitchen Furnishing, Piping
Heating and Plumbing
Agent for the Famous Glenwood Ranges and Heaters
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO JOB WORK
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FRATERNITY, COLLEGE and
Ofiicial Jeweler to the Senior, Junior, Sophomore and
Freshman Classes of Fryeburg Academy
L. G. BALFOUR COMPANY
Manufacturing Jewelers and Stationers
MAUD M. IRISH
THE GIFT SHOP
Ladies, Furnishings Gordon Hosiery
Portland Street Fryeburg, Maine
FRYEBURG FRUIT COMPANY
Watch for the Opening of Our New Store in June
JOSEPH SOLARI, Proprietor
Fryeburg : : Maine
MAIN STREET GARAGE
A. W. BENTON, Prop.
GENERAL MOTOR CAR SERVICE
Wrecking Car A. L. A. Service
TIRES AND TUBES GAS AND OIL
A S A 0. P I K E
THE WOODSIDE GIFT SHOP T
Large assortment of Necklaces from ........ 50c to 81.50
Large assortment of Books, Fiction .... ........ . 75
Dexdale Silk Hose, Service Weight ....... 1.75
Dexdale Silk Hose, Chiffon ....,.... . . . 1.50
Silk Hose .......................... . .59
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Safe Deposit Boxes
Bond Department and Investment Service
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F O X B R O T I-I E R S
Fryeburg : : : : Maine
FRYEBURG I. G. A. STORE
E. L. SKILLINGS, Prop.
MEATS AND GROCERIES
Fruits and Vegetables
Telephone 40 Fryeburg, Maine
Plan to Go Home or Take Your Vacation on an
EASTERN STEAMSHIP LINER
Luxurious Steamers Reasonable Fares
Eleven Services-30 Ports of Call
BOSTON-NEW YORK BosToN-YARMOUTH
BOSTON-ST. JOHN, N. E NEW YORK-YARMOUTH
NEW YORK-PORTLAND NEW YoRK-NoREoLK
COLD DOMINION LINED
QBAR HARBOR LINED
Time tables and literature will be sent to you upon request
to Passenger Department, India Wharf, Boston, or apply in
Boston, 12 Milk Street or 443 Boylston Street.
E A S T E R
TEAMSHIP LI E
YE OILADE INN
Catering to Motorists
Home-like and Comfortable-Telephone for Reservations
BLANCHE S. PAGE, Hostess
PIANOS RADIOS RECORDS and MUSIC
CRESSEY Sz ALLEN
"MAINE'S OLDEST PIANO HOUSE"
534 Congress Street
THE A. NASH CO.
E. W. Merrill, Rep.
JOHN E. SARGENT
Men's, Women's and
JAMES L. GIBSON 8z CO., INC.
1 NORTH CONWAY, N. H.
1 LUMBER-BUILDING MATERIALS
1 QUALITY MERCHANDISE PROMPT SERVICE
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11 Telephones: Office, 27-25 Residence, 41-2
The Fryeburg Reporter Press
1' A Particular Place for Particular Printing 1
1 Academy Work Given Special Attention A
PATRONIZE YOUR HOME PAPER
B. C. SNYDER, Proprietor P
51 L. A. STRICKLAND SNAP I
' IN FRYEBURG
1 First National Store of
1 Fryeburg A Garden House for Tea 4
1, Compliments of THE JOLLY GINGER
THE SHAW BUSINESS COLLEGE
5075 Congress Street Portland, Maine
BUSINESS - SHORTI-IAND - SECRETARIAL
Catalog on Request
THE BIJOU THEATRE
CONWAY, NEW HAMPSHIRE
The Houses of Good Talking Pictures
JOCKEY CAP 'LODGE
NEWLY OPENED BY
W. H. IRISH
Main Street Fryeburg, Maine
EDWARD E. HASTINGS HUGH W. HASTINGS
HASTINGS Q SON
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS
Notary Public Justice of the Peace
GEORGE W. WESTON
Live Stock, Hemlock Bark and Pulp Wood
Fryeburg - - Maine
H. A. D. I-ILJRD
PIANO, ORGAN, HARMONY, APPRECIATION
Supervisor of Music in Public Schools of Fryeburg and Denmark
Member Executive Committee State Dept. of Music
FRYEBURG - - MAINE
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