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Homeletter Vol 23, July 19, 1949 No. 2

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Courtesy Larry Pickett

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VOLUME 23             July 19, 1949                   No. 2

THE WEATHER We have had a continuation of our unusually hot and dry weather. We have had one or two slight rains - the kind which comes slowly, sink in, and do the most good. The lake is lower than the Editor has ever seen it in all his twenty-three years on the lake. Perhaps Sunken Islands will appear for the first time in half a century.

HEALTH Our infirmary has had about a half dozen patrons. They have been suffering from colds - that all embracing term which accounts for all human ills which do not have another name. For the most part, they are in and out very quickly. Of course, a small army of campers visit Betty several times a day to have their minor cuts and abrasions healed. Boys of this generation are very well trained in reporting injuries and ailments.

OMINOUS SHADOW A series of three formidable telegrams herald the arrival day of Commodore Lord. Apparently his personal representative took back to him a favorable report. Now things will start to happen!

WEIGHT While very few parents weigh their children each week, many of them are much upset with the variation in such a tabulation at camp. Some losses of weight are shown on the reports of this week. We attribute this to the long hot spell with fewer intervals of relaxation. It night possibly be due to the fact that our regular scales were thrown out of step by participating in one of the dramas. The substitute scales were of the bathroom type - trained by clever salesmen to make a light recording, you know the racket - just as all the 16 suits fit twelve year old boys. Flattery! Anyhow, don’t worry, some boys ought to lose weight. They are, in vulgar parlance, fat.

ACCOMPLISHMENT Robin Porter passed his “D” test. Messers. Roddington, Mark Smith, Trigg and Wheeler passed their “E” tests. (One of the comforting times when “E” does not mean failure.) There are only six boys who have not passed the “E” test. A half dozen others have passed this barrier but have not accomplished the “D.”

JUNIOR LIFE SAVING This activity is one of our few compulsory ones. All boys of the proper age who have not earned their flannel medals are now engrossed in learning under the able tutorlage of Herb Eckert.

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