|Hyde Bay Camp For Boys
Home Letter August 10, 1930
H Y D E B A Y S U M M E R S C H O O L
HOME LETTER WEEK OF AUGUST TENTH 1930.
Happy is that country which has no history. This is a short paper with few incidents to record. It may be inferred that camp is running quietly and smoothly.
It has been a week of changes. We have had a drop to 40 degrees at night on Tuesday with normally warm days. We have even been treated to rain on three days for a few hours each time. The ground is still too dry.
The mild epidemic of upset stomachs seems to have run its course. The week has been an excellent on from the standpoint of health.
The camp was treated to a magnificent cake andvery delicious icecream by Mrs. Pitts in honor of thebirthday of Tilghman. It was thoroughly appreciated.
The small boys went by motor boat to Leatherstocking Falls which they explored with much interest. Afterwards supper was eaten at Three Mile Point. A somewhat balky engine brought them home at eight-thirty.
A very old Ford has been torn in shreds by the camp with the purpose of making a trailer to carry canoes. The finished product is still to be seen.
New life in this sport with some good perch and an ell.
Base ball has been organized. Three teams are in the new league. The Nattys bumped the Bumpos while the Caves have still to prove their worth.
A new volley ball court proved popular at its inception. The ball league may extend into this.
The annual scratch tournament has gotten to the semi- finals witn Welbourn, Mann, Reese and Mr. Hartzell as the quarter finalists. Popular opinion has not chosen the champ.
The sailboat had its annual upset this week.The crew are at a loss to account for the accident but the general consensus o opinion ascribes the cause to plain slumber. They were all rescued and the boat was out drying its sail within an hour.