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H Y D E B A Y S U M M E R S C H O O L
O N L A K E O T S E G O
C O O P E R S T O W N, N. Y.
THE HOME LETTER FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST FOURTH.1930.
It has been hot. This is our first week of really hot weather. The lake breeze has failed us for part of one day only. The water has kept refreshingly cool.
This week has seen our first small boy in bed with a temper- ature in three years.We have been suffering from a curious form of harmless epidemic. A total of nine boys have so far suffered from it. The doctor says that there is nothing alarming about it and no explanation other than a mild infectionruning through the group. All the "patients" have exactly the same experience. They are nauseated for a few hours and then begin# to feel better and are as fine as ever in a days time. It is not to be traced to either food or water.
All the expected group have arrived. Coe ,Dinneen and VanderHorst among the older boys and Hugh O'Donovan with the younger group.
Amory Carhart goes to the camp of his parents in the Adirondacks on Monday. We are all sorry to see him leave. He was originally entered for the five weeks and finished his career in a blaze of glory with an overnight cavalry hike and the canoe trip to Crystal Spring.
The camp skunk has been named "Pedro". He entertained a large group on Friday night/and later visited/some of the tents in a social and harmless way.Note the typographical illustrations of his dropping in!!
ERASURES AND ERRORS.
Be it said that this printing establishment has not yet mastered the art of erasure. An error is cast in concrete. a sin not to be forgiven. This will explain some of the rather unusual features of the typing.
Engineers Hammond and Dinneen along with Consultant Poore have spent some days in setting up the old Palmer Engine discarded from the motor-boat. The ideal is to make the director sorry that he had it taken out. So far it has pumped water from one pail to another in most impressive fashion.
STEPPING FROM UNDER.
The rest of this sheet is contributed by editorsJack Taliaferro and "Sonny" Pickett.
THE COMING EVENTS IN THE ORDER OF THEIR COMING.
On Friday August 9 there is to be an over-night canoe trip to a point on the eastern shorecalled Crystal Springs. We are scheduled to have one very week end till camp is over. There are also to be several cavalry hikes to various points. The first one is described in this issue.
A TRIP TO THE MOVIES.
On Wednesday ,August 6, many of the boys clambered into the good ship,"Sea-Mewl" and sputtered down to Cooperstown and saw the movie with Byrd at the South Pole. The movie and the after-show sodas and milk-shakes were enjoyed by all.
F EAT AND FEET.
On Thursday Lawrence Pickett and David Brewster swam across Hyde Bay. During the crossing Brewster complained of his toes sticking together. This seems an indication of web feet. This feat has been performed by several of the other boys. It is rather a feat as the distance is/one mile. On the same day Gilbert Morse and Eddie Talmage/swam to the Etical Culture Camp and back which is about a quarter mile.
AN OVERNIGHT CAVALRY HIKE.
On the afternoon of August 7 Amory Carhart and Jack Taliaferro led by Mr. Whitfield Jack jumped onto their steeds and/started off on a two hour ride to Prospect Mountain. They ate supper and spent the night under a pine tree and started home after breakfast. This is the first of a series of Cavalry Hikes on which every boy may go.
A TRIP TO THE BEECHNUT FACTORY.
On Friday August First our party of campers paid a visit to the Beechnut factory at Canajoharie. They saw bacon smoked over maple and beech wood, frozen in hugh ice boxes and put in jars and boxes. After that we all watched chewing gum|being mixed and packed. Next we saw peanuts being roasted , crushed, and put in jars for peanut butter. As we left, souvenirs of candy and gum were given us.
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