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The OBSIDIAN

VOL. XIV EUGENE, OREGON - FEBRUARY 1954 NO. 2

WINTER OUTING
MAZAMA LODGE - MARCH 6TH and 7TH.

Again this year the Obsidians have been fortunate to be invited to Mazama Lodge, near Government Camp, Mt. Hood, Oregon, for their Winter Outing. Members who can go on Friday have been requested to check in before midnight. The cost will not exceed $5 including 3 meals and your lodging. Nice dormitories are provided with adequate and clean washroom facilities. Members are to pay individually at the desk at the lodge.

Take your own sleeping bags, blankets and equipment. This promises to be a swell weekend with plenty of Lodge atmosphere for those so inclined or fun in the snow if you prefer. Also, sun, we hope. You will enjoy the evening games and dancing at the Lodge.

Just "ask the man" who has been there before. Sign up at Hendershott's early.

FEBRUARY 22 -GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY

From his "Farewell Address" to the people of the United States, September 17, 1796, we quote:

"The unity of Government which constitutes you one people, is also now dear to you. It is justly so; for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad; of your safety; of your prosperity; of that very Liberty which you so highly prize. But as it is easy to foresee that, from different causes and from different quarters, much pains will be taken, many artifices employed, to weaken in your minds the conviction of this truth..."

SAVE THIS DATE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH - 8:00 P.M. - CHAPMAN HALL -- U. O.

ALFRED SCHMITZ, Vice President for the state of Oregon, FWOC, and a member of the Mazamas, will be present under the sponsorship of the Natural History Society of Eugene to lecture on the DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE and present the movie "The Wilderness River Trail." Also on the program will be Don L. Hunter, Head of the Audio Visual Department, U. of O., who will show colored slides of the area and present a tape recording of an interview with the head Ranger Naturalist and boat guide, made on a trip there in 1953.

Complete support is urged against the building of Echo Park Dam in the Upper Colorado River basin which will destroy the DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT as well as much of the natural beauty of Northern Colorado and Utah. Let's help keep it unimpaired as an important part of a world renowned National Park System.

We thank the Natural History Society for playing host to Mr. Schmitz in bringing this important conservation problem to the attention of the people.

Some Obsidians are already members of the Wilderness Society. Others would be if they knew about it. Dr. Olaus J. Murie, an old friend of Obsidians, is President. Annual dues, $2.00, brings the excellent journal, The Living Wilderness. Address Wilderness Society, 1840 Mintwood Place, N. W., Washington, D. C.


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