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The OBSIDIAN

Volume III Eugene, Oregon, June-July, 1940 Number 11

Coming Trips Cast Their Shadow Before

June 9—Gold Hill-Up there in the historic old mining country where the pioneers took out millions of dollars and lived high. Later on there will be huckleberries and it will be HOT, but in June the weather is perfect, the scenery and history likewise. And suppose you found a NUGGET!

June 16—Lake Valley—We don’t know anything about Lake valley, but presumably there are lakes in it. Where there’s lakes there’s always the chance to pull off your boots and go wading. Minnie McCracken and Bailey Castelloe are leaders.

June 23—Horsepasture mountain—where the consarned Indians used to take their stolen quadrupeds, to the confusion and exasperation of our forefathers. You climb up and up through the woods, and suddenly come out into the sky, with an immense pasture crowning the top of the mountain, all very dramatic.

June 30—Sims Butte—We’ll bet a lot of people won’t be satisfied with this short climb, but will yield to temptation, but, then, how many know where Spring Lake is located, anyway? Leaders—G. Sims and F. Sims.

Final Plans Announced For Summer Camp

It’s here again—the time to think and plan summer camp. Two weeks with no jangling telephones to answer, no time-clocks to punch, and nothing to get you up but your appetite. From here go to page four for the answer to all your vacation questions.

Ski Enthusiasts Have Last Trip of Season

Skiing and sunburn, to say nothing of a climb of the Middle Sister, made the annual skiptrip to Sunshine Shelter a memorable event for the 12 Obsidians who made the trip. The group left Frog camp about 4:15 a. m., and found the skiing in to Sunshine Shelter excellent. They arrived at Sunshine at 7:30 and started the climb of the Middle Sister—not originally scheduled for the trip—at 8:15 a.m. Most of the group reached the summit about 1:30 p. m., although several members of the party were on top by 12:30.

Those making the trip were Alvin Lynch, leader, Blanche Osburn, Eileen Baker, Glen Sims, Al Hoffan, Sterling Behnke, Chester Otterness, Tony Vogel, Bryan Ryan, Gerald Johnson, Harold Johnson and John Skillern.

Picnic To Be Social Event For June

The social committee has announced a picnic and roller skating party for the social meeting in June. The date will be announced later. Bertha Deckmann is general chairman.

Visit Mt. Hood

Dr. and Mrs. Norman Lee, Miss Eleanor Stevenson and Miss Nancy Lee left Thursday evening, May 30, for Mt. Hood, where they spent the weekend, returning Monday. Dr. and Mrs. Lee went as far as Crater Rock and spent the time skiing. Miss Stevenson and Miss Lee joined a party climbing the mountain.

Work on New Cabin Mean Completion

The week-end of April 20-21 was a busy one for Obsidians. After playing hard at the Adagio party, they were “up and at it” early next morning.

The old cabins were stripped of stoves, windows, gas lighting system, doors, tiling, loose lumber, and piano.

Much credit is due to Leo Paschelke for bringing his truck from Marcola and making the two trips necessary to move these effects.

A lean-to addition was put onto the original cabin at Belknap to serve as a kitchen; and considerable cleaning up and painting was done throughout the interior.

The ladies powder room was moved from the old site to the new cabin and pronounced in working order.

The ladies were proved to be good carpenters. They were on the roof putting on shingles and most of the time hitting the nail on the head.

Prof Sipe Talks On Oregon Wild Flowers

A study of the wild flowers of Oregon will be one of the summer activities of the Obsidian club. A group of about 18 members met at the Del Rey cafe last Thursday evening to hear Prof. F. E. Sipe give an informal talk on flowers. Members brought flowers to be identified. Dancing followed the meeting. The present plan is to have meeting each Thursday evening at the Del Rey for the study of flowers, and for dancing and singing.


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