Thursday, Feb 6, 1913
Mother Dear -
If you’ve seen the papers recently you’ve probably already read of the tragedy that occured here at college last night, but perhaps the news didn’t get “way out first”, so I’ll tell you about it anyway. Last night there were girls that went out on Sunset Hill tobogganing. All went merrily on until about half past eight, when there were only about two or three sleds of girls left on the hill. As one toboggan with two or three girls on it left the top of
Some of the girls on the second sled raced madly up the hill shouting for help and one of them stayed behind to try and save the girls who had gone in. Of course, there was much excitement but finally President Taylor, Prof. Shattuck, and about all the janitors and chefs etc. in the college arrived and began pulling the girls out. Of course, they were in various stages of unconsciousness and hysteria etc. and none of them could remember how many girls there
Prof. Shattuck and Prexy were both perfectly wonderful - they were soaked clear to their necks all evening where they had waded around in the water. Phoebe Briggs, San Francisco, A Freshman, was quite the heroine of the hour, for she had managed to save one or two before a single man appeared. No one thought that the lower lake at the foot of Sunset was very deep; it was made last summer by draining up a little creek - but it seems that the old
the doctor’s offices, and they were sent to Strong besides all over Main for hot water bottles, blankets were grabbed right off people's beds, and mattresses and everything. It was perfectly terrible. The girl who was drowned was Bessie Mylod, a Senior - she was a Poughkeepsie girl - so her parents came right out with Poughkeepsie doctors - but it was too late. Prexy spoke about it in chapel tonight, he mentioned no names - said he would rather not
bulletin- board in every hall there is a notice saying to keep off the lakes until permission is given to go on. The girls that deliberately tobogganed across the lake were simply running chances - tremendous ones - and these particular girls unredeemingly took the chance - and suffered for it.
The music scholarships for the coming semester were announced last night. My friend, Marion Willard, 1914, got one of the two. I’m going to give a recital all
Did I write you that I handed in very good papers
Didn’t Evelyn do well on that drawing you sent - I have it framed up in my room and it’s looking at me from the wall now as I write.
It has turned terribly
Florence has a birthday next week and what I’m
Indoor Track Meet is coming off in a couple of wks.
It’s no longer ten o’clock
Much love to all - do write often if you can -
Mrs. Bert O. Tilden
“Gregorian” - Apartment 710