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VOL. XIX OBSIDIANS INC. - P. O. BOX 322 - SEPTEMBER 1959 - EUGENE ORE. NO. 7
TOM TAYLOR ELECTED PRESIDENT
THE NEW OBSIDIAN BOARD
On Wed., Oct. 21, the new Obsidian Board met at Lorena Shinn's, and with outgoing President, Jim Jeppesen, presiding, the order of choosing officers and chairmen began. First, Tom Taylor was elected President, then Mike Stahl Vice President -- Gerry Fehly Secretary, and Ray Cavagnaro Treasurer.
Ray Sims and Bob Medill will co-chairman the Bulletin Comm.; Next Gene Renard said he would like to head the Trips Com.; Donn Chase wanted to tackle Outing Com.; Lorena Shinn volunteered to handle Youth Activities; Jim Jeppesen accepted Climbing; Kay Fahy continued Membership; Mike Stahl said he would like to co-chairman Search and Rescue with Gene Sebring.
The next day phone calls confirmed the Entertainment Chairmanship - Anna Jeppesen and the Scientific Chairmanship - Jim Stovall. Karl Onthank, though very busy, would Co-Chairman the Conservation Com. with Mike McCloskey. The last call - to Frances Freedenburg gave the Library Com. a Chairman - she said "Jan and Jim could help". Does it not look like the Club would be in good hands during 1960?
Now that Ray Sims and Bob Medill are going to do their best to get out the Bulletin, one a communist, the other a socialist, you can be assured of the lowdown on the Republicans and Democrats.----We are not going to try to tell you what everybody is doing; only when they get caught. All nonsense aside, we want all the news, and this can only be accomplished by your help, - so please keep Ray and Bob posted, either by writing or phoning them. We also want to get the Bulletin out on a regular basis -- Preferably within five days after the Board meets.
A NATIONAL RECREATION PLAN
The National Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Commission was established in June 1958, by the 85th Congress to conduct a nationwide survey of the outdoor recreation resources of the nation.
Special studies by the Service have identified comparatively undisturbed segments of the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Coasts, and the Great Lakes shoreline and other areas suitable for park and recreation purposes. (The Dunes Park on the Oregon Coast is an example)
This plan is known as MISSION 66. The real accomplishments of the program are measured, not by miles of new roads, increased capacities of lodges, camp grounds, or by the number of new public buildings, BUT by how well the program as a whole accomplishes the purpose of National Parks---to preserve the Nation's heritage in wild lands, scenery, and historic treasures for the enjoyment and inspiration of Americans.
The National Parks and Monuments exemplify the best that is America - its wilderness, its scenery, and its history.... They are more than Americans vacationlands, they are the treasured examples and reminders of our American Heritage. The Historic places inspire us all to renewed faith in the American tradition. In the wildness of the great out-of-doors, we see America as the pioneers found it, and recapture some of their stalwart qualities.
The real accomplishments will be measured by the results it brings to the American people - refreshment of body, mind, and spirit, pride in the Government of the United States, love of the American land, and faith in its destiny.
(Copied in part, from Mission 66)
NOV. 15 - CASTLE ROCK with Dwight Berreman leading.
NOV. 22 - BRIDGE CREEK with Hollis Oxley leading.
NOV. 16 - PRINCESS MEETING-H. Kilpatrick's
NOV. 20 - POTLUCK, 6;30 P.M., at Eugene Garden Club House, 1645 High.
NOV. 23 - FRIENDLY HOUSE PICTURE NIGHT.
DEC. 3 - BOARD MEETING - Kay Fahy's.
NEXT BULLETIN WILL BE OUT DECEMBER 10TH
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