The Obsidian Bulletin, April 1958, p. 1

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The OBSIDIAN

VOL. XVIII APRIL 1958 - OBSIDIANS, INC.- P.O. BOX 322 - EUGENE, OREGON NO. 3

Where Do Members Want Their New Clubhouse

One of the most important Obsidian trips of the year will be Sunday April l3 when all club members are invited to tour some likely sites for the new clubhouse.

The group will leave from Armitage Park and the hobo breakfast scheduled for that day. Breakfast will be at 8 a.m. Those who don't eat breakfast can meet the tour in McKay's parking lot just across the Ferry St. Bridge. Rendezvous time is 10 a.m.

Guide for the tour of the building lots will be Tom Taylor who with his building committee has worked up a list of five likely sites. We will visit each and hear Tom explain the advantages and disadvantages of each.

After the tour each member will get a ballot on which he can mark his first and second choices for the new clubhouse. He will mark the ballot after he gets home, and mail it in, thus being sure he has plenty of time to think through his vote.

Obviously this is one of the most important decisions that has faced the club since it was formed. Tom hopes for at least 50 members for Sunday's tour.

The club lot at 17th and High streets is on the block for sale. When it is sold we must, for tax reasons, put proceeds at once into property we intend to use for similar purposes. So time is of the essence.

The questionnaire on the building which Tom sent out a month ago was well received, with a majority of members answering. A majority of them favored going ahead with building plans this year. Tom says he is pleased with the response and especially with the number who said they could donate labor, money, or building materials at low cost.

But the site must be picked, and quick. President Ray and the board urge a good turnout - Remember, if you don't vote, you have no cause to beef.

Movie and Banquet Start Obsidian Spring Season

Two Obsidian social events are set for the next two Saturday nights. Next Saturday, April 12, the club sponsors a film "Danger River" about the thrilling trip down the Grand Canyon of the Colorado. This is in the general region of the 1958 summer camp and should be of keen interest to those who plan to be in the canyon as part of their summer camp activity.

The film, a logical companion to "Canyon Voyage," the Charles Eggert film we brought to town last year, is in full technicolor, with wide screen and stereophonic sound. It will be at the South Eugene High auditorium at 8 p.m. Prices are 90 cents for adults and 50 cents for juniors. Profits go to buy search and rescue equipment.

Charles Eggert, a professional movie maker, will be in Eugene with the film.

The following Saturday night, the 19th, the club will resume, after some years abandonment, the annual spring banquet to kick off the summer hiking and climbing season. A variety of entertainment has been planned by the entertainment committee.

Featured speaker will be Dr. Raymond T. Ellickson, acting dean of the graduate school and head of the department of physics at the University of Oregon. He will talk on "Outer Space." Club President Ray Sims will be master of ceremonies.

The banquet will be at the Bethesda Lutheran Church, 4445 Royal Ave. Tickets are $2 each, and may be purchased from members of the entertainment committee.

Reservations must be telephoned to Roxie Waldorf at DI 4-5302 or to Nellie McWilliams at DI 5-1422 on or before Tuesday, April 15.

Representatives from other outdoor clubs have been invited to attend. This banquet was featured prominently in the recent bulletin of the Salem Chemeketans. Obsidians will welcome all.


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