David, "Kentucky" Mitchell '41 set what is believed to be an all-time record at the Union when he devoured 18 successive ice creams, 12 strawberries and six vanillas, after a full course evening meal. Although Union officials revealed that they would look with ill favor on any more record tries in the eating line, it was revealed that Miss Murray, Union commandant, had allowed Mitchell his attempt.
Mitchell, who freezes his own back in Kentucky, proceeded to finish first in a cross country trial the day after his exploit. Said he, "It was nothing. I just kept on eating." The former record was 11 ice creams.