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Home Letter Volume 34, August 15, 1960 Number 8

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Volume 34                        August 15, 1960                     Number 8

ALL ABOARD: Under the supervision of councilor Bill McEwan, 18 boys will leave Fort Plain at 8:46 a.m., Friday. They arrive in New York at 1:35 p.m., Grand Central Station. Two boys get off at Harmon, N.Y. at 12:36 p.m. The first trai the Pennsylvania Railroad is the Crescent #149 which leaves New York at 2:30 p.m. It arrives in Philladelphia, the 30th Street Station at 4:l0 p.m.; in Wilmington at 4:38 p.m.; in Baltimore at 5:40 p.m.; in Washington at 6:20 p.m. If the New York Central train is on time, they have 55 minutes to cross the city, which should be ample. If they miss the 2:30 p.m., they can take the 3:20p.m. which arrives in Philadelphia at 5:00 p.m.; in Wilmington at 5:30 p.m.; in Baltimore at 6:33 p.m.; in Washington at 7:l5 p.m.

REPLIES: Replies have come from all but four parents. We will enclose a note to those along with this letter. We are obviously going to have a good number at the Barbecue and Bonfire. We propose to start serving at 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY, AUGUST 18th.

REPORTS: The only reports enclosed in this Home Letter will be from the tutoring school. Where examinations are to be taken, you will be getting a personal note indicating the degree of success. The boys have worked very well. In the case of boys doing brush—up, incidental, and supplementary tutoring, some tutoring hours have been omitted to allow the boys to go on highly desired trips. This will result in refunds in all cases which warrant it.

MONDAY AUGUUST 8th: Very windy, rather cloudy. The Boom Booms, under Captain Rickey Coupe, defeated Allen Farber’s Zel Zels 6—2. Then the Hi Hies beat the Zel Zels 9—0. The last of the 1960 Susquehanna two day trips went off under Admiral Steinzig and his assistants. John Hendee led out a hike to stalk berries, which proved not yet to be ripe. On a very rough sea, the Red Comet broke a mast, thus curtailing our stable of boats for the final races. Councilors Hilliard and Garver took a small group to the famous Snow Gulch where they found no snow. Councilor Wilber, with guest artist Grassi, took his tent to Gravelly this night.

TUESDAY: Clear, calm and warm. Ancient councilor Garver “took” his colleague, Hilliard, and others on a Natty Bumppo trip. Ronnie Sheff swam his “B” test, thus eliminating_for-the season of 1960 all non—swimmers. Hyde Bay beat Chenango 21—7 in softball, on their diamond, with fine play by two of our Reynolds boys. Our tennis team defeated Chenango 3—1. The doubles team of Miller and Mulvenny were in top form. Lookout, Gravelly and Nebo were all occupied this night.

THE BEST LAID PLANS: Once more we are reminded that nature is still in the saddle. All three trips were thoroughly drenched by a downpour of rain. Strangely enough they all survived. Their sleeping bags and other impedimenta were dried before the Lodge fire, and under

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the rays of the sun. They indulged in an extra long rest period and recovered sufficiently to witness King Solomon’s Mines in the evening.

AUGUST 11th: Sunny and warm. The last one—day Susquehanna, under the leadership of councilor Hendee and his associates set forth undaunted. There were sailing races. Tournaments raged. Life Saving examinations started. On famous Doubleday Field, Hyde Bay won a famous victory over Camp Lenape by a score of 6—5. As there was an unusually good film in town, the movie trip went out this night instead of Friday.

FRIDAY, AUGUST l2th: Sun and warmth. Natty Bumppo was invaded again by councilors Garver and Winston, Two accidents sent Mouldy and Billy Austin to the hospital,. Both returned well patched. In our first swimming meet in the history of Hyde Bay—Chenango relations Bill Brooks’ charges rose, triumphantly to the tune, of 113—65.

OUR LAST 1960 SATURDAY: Cloudy and warm. A Baseball Museum trip and a Treasure Hunt which raged from Milk and Crackers to Sunday noon with intermissions. Winners of the silver dollars (they are scarce UP in this country) are John Mercer, Paul Cunningham, Shepard, Howell, and Cochrane.

DRAMA: Councilors Mellor and Main, and the directoress of the wardrobe department, Mrs. Garver, scored one of the greatest triumps in Hyde Bay history when their famous musical production thrilled a giant audience. There were far too many stars to be mentioned in our limited space. Suffice to say, it was a fitting climax to our splendid dramatic season.

SUNDAY AND WARM: The Director preached, as he has done at our first 1960 service. In the meantime, he had sat in readiness in what might be termed, with all reverence, the ecclesiastical bull—pen ready to preach any other Sunday. To his great joy, members of our staff most ably and efficiently occupied our pulpit each week. In the early evening the famous Eight—Inch—Regatta, was conducted with John Mercer acting as Commodore, oven wearing the latter’s shoes. Try as best we can, it will always be Hamlet without the Dane when Walter Lord is not with us. The winner was Bert Shepard. Hs name will be scratched upon the famous aluminum pot. Tents #4 an #9 went to town because they were so neat. We learned all about the Navajoes in the theater in the later evening.

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