In 1975, the club acquired a Victorian birdcage said to have been
owned by Liberty Hyde Bailey. Over the years, the club annually auctioned off
the cage; the winner enjoyed it for a year and then put it up for rebid.
Proceeds went to the club's scholarship fund. Eventually the cage was given to
Gertrude ("Red") H. Smith (Cornell Class of 1947), whose mother Mary Wright
Harvey founded the club in 1934 and was its first president.