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VOL. XIII EUGENE, OREGON NOVEMBER 1953 NO. 9
WE GIVE THEE THANKS
For love of man, for fellow man,
For kindly words of cheer
For friendly lifts to burdened hearts
When life is dark and drear.
For faith that laughs at battles lost
And closes up the ranks
For strength and hope, and brotherhood
O Lord, we give Thee thanks.
OUR CHIEFS AND PRINCESSES
The fun and "cut-up" division of the Obsidians takes form in the initiation of its Chiefs and Princesses. All those who have successfully climbed the Three Sisters mountains with the club become eligible to participate in the impressive ceremony of initiation - an event all members look forward to joining.
This year the climb of the North Sister witnessed 8 "pitstones" who are now bona fide Chiefs and Princesses. Their successful ascent of the North Sister completed their eligibility. Climbing the North Sister as late as September 13th gave the leader two reasons for favoring it; first, the ideal balmy weather made camping out underneath the stars the night before a pleasure, and second, there were so many completing the three mountains necessary to receive the honor of becoming Chiefs and Princesses. This year the North had more snow than usual because of the late rains and more snow fall, so the "snow-field" below the Prouty Pinnacle was large. Ray Sims as leader was ably assisted by Don Kohler, Tom Taylor and Frank Moore. These are the members who were initiated on November 14th in separate and secret meetings:
Mildred Ball - Blue Spruce
Gale Burwell - (no name)
Helen Hughes - Melody
Mary Kaneen - Grey Feather
Beverly Lindley - Snow Crystal
Frances Newsom - Alpine Phlox
Dave Burwell - Goosefeathers
Keith Brunig - Lookout
Jim Jeppesen - Eagle Scout
Art Johnson - Bantam
Bob Medill - Robinson Crusoe
Both groups joined at a big Obsidian potluck at the McKenzie cabin Sunday - all 56 had a wonderful time.
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