The Obsidian Bulletin, March 1952, p. 1

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JOHN CRAIG MEMORIAL Second Annual PNSA Ski Tour and Race

Plans are rapidly taking shape for the Second Annual John Craig Memorial Ski Tour and Race across the McKenzie Pass April 27th. The Tour and Race are being arranged jointly by the Obsidians and the Tri-Pass Ski Club. The preliminary work on this event has been spearheaded by George Korn and Harold Trotter. They have attended two meetings in the last month, the first one at Sisters, where plans were laid for the finish of the tour and race which last year began at that point. A great interest was shown by the businessmen of both Sisters and Bend, who were the best of hosts last year to the skiers and officials at many events. Also present at that meeting was Virginia Bloom, Bud Nasholm and Clarence Bankhead, co-chairman of the Obsidian Ski Committee.

The second meeting took place at Helen's Chateau on Leaburg Lake which was the monthly dinner meeting of the Associated Businessmen of the McKenzie. In addition to George and Harold, Mike Stahl and Doris Sims attended. The four reviewed the highlights of last year's tour and race, at the same time giving the Businessmen an idea of what to expect on the weekend of April 26th and 27th. The Obsidian and Tri-Pass group asked the ABM to write to the Oregon State Highway Commission requesting snow removal from part of the upper McKenzie Highway, to which they agreed. This snow removal will enable the racers and those who are making the tour to get much closer to the starting point of the 18 mile trek. As was agreed last year, the starting point will be reversed each year, this year starting at Alder Springs and terminating some distance east of Windy Point. It is hoped that the Highway Commission will make an area for parking for motorists who wish to see

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MARCH 30 - HOBO BREAKFAST, Merle Baileys leading. Breakfast in the open at 8 a.m. at Armitage Park. Bring your own bacon and eggs and coffee will be furnished.

APRIL 6 - CRATER LAKE BUS TRIP. See story below.

APRIL 20 - EAGLES REST. Ray Cavagnaro leading. A lookout in the Willamette area - fine view of surrounding territory - including Lookout Point Dam.

APRIL 27 - OVERNIGHT TRIP TO CABIN, Thelma Watson leading. This is the date of the John Craig Memorial Race, so be on hand to see some of the fun.

MAY 4 - SEAVEY BUTTE. Frank Sipe leading. A pleasant jaunt over the Coburg hills. Lots of spring flowers in this area.

Crater Lake

Come on! Here's our long-awaited annual snow trip to Crater Lake and if you've ever gone on an Obsidian chartered bus to this beauty spot, you'll want

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