1950/02/17: C. E. Godshalk to Jean Morton Cudahy
Date createdFebruary 17 1950
DescriptionLetter from C. E. Godshalk to Jean Morton Cudahy telling her about the recent ice storm; it was the heaviest sleet since Godshalk has been there. The worst damage was to the plants that have a northeast exposure. The Chinese elms and birch were heavily damaged. Some of the ash trees will have to be cut down. The trees near Thornhill and the Administration Building were not seriously damaged. Only about half of the students attended class Monday night, and at 10:00 the lights went out. They didn't have electricity, heat, or water for three days. The Myers stayed in their apartment using their gas stove for heat, while the Godshalks used their gas stove and fireplace to heat their house. Mary Alice and her family stayed with them. Only White had water at Arbor Farm. They have gotten quite a number of returns from their AABGA News Letter and By-laws. They have had several offers to get out the News Letter. They will operate AABGA as an individual organization and later decide whether to affiliate with the American Horticultural Society or the American Shade Tree Conference. He will write to Mr. Berens to tell him of Cudahy's approval of their State Historical Society meeting at the Arboretum on May 6, and he will also write to Sterling Morton. He is glad Mrs. Cudahy and Mrs. King are having a wonderful time.