“An airplane circled over Vassar College today," the New York Times reported, "and dropped a letter for Madeline Prentiss, a granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller. The letter was from Miss Prentiss’s father and was picked up by two students, who delivered it.”  Madeline [Mary Adeline] Prentice '29, the daughter of Alta Rockefeller Prentice, was a history major at Vassar.