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VOL XIX OBSIDIANS, INC. - P. O. BOX 322 - SEPTEMBER 1959 - EUGENE, ORE. NO. 6
31ST ANNUAL MEETING
REMEMBER the 1959 ANNUAL MEETING Friday, October 9, at the Eugene Garden Club House, 1645 High St. Dues Paying and Voting start at 6 P.M. and Potluck Dinner at 6:45. Business Meeting and Committee Reports follow. Let's get our records up to date, and get ready for another grand year of hiking and climbing. Bring your ideas and suggestions.
NORTH SISTER CLIMBED AGAIN IN LATE AUGUST
On August 29-30 the rugged North Sister had six more names to its credit......with Sterling Behnke as leader and Jim Sims as assistant. The small party left Camp Scott at 5 A.M. and found the snow gone below the pinnacle, and ice there instead. However the party passed below the ice and gained the summit just before the fog rolled in. The trip through the fog was mighty cold until the glacier was reached. This late climb enables the Chiefs and Princesses to count one more each. Those on the climb: Natalie Morgan, Dr. Larry Hilt, Stanley Hasek and his son, Norman, Jim Sims and Sterling Behnke.
SCOUTS "CHARTER" RECEIVED
At the Regular Board meeting July 23rd,
1959, three of the "Advanced Scout" committee were guests, Lloyd Armes, Ed Free and Jim Rear, who presented our President Jim Jeppesen with the "Charter" of the Boy Scout Troop that the Obsidians sponsor. It is hoped that a clubhouse will rise this year to house such treasures. Also at this meeting, Tom Taylor named Ray Cavagnaro, Hollis Oxley and Bailey Castelloe to work with him on the Building Committee. Tom also hopes the Board will appoint another committee to have charge of the clubhouse when built.
NOVICES CLIMB MIDDLE SISTER
A party of 12 mountain climbers reached the top of the Middle Sister Sunday July 19th in 5½ hours from Sunshine Shelter. The weather and climbing conditions were perfect. This was the annual official Obsidian climb of the Middle Sister led by Doris Sims who took the party via the Renfro Glacier route and thence to a snow field leading to the pinnacle from the North. The party had to ascend the steep snowfield with rope belays and ice steps and the leader was assisted by her son Jim Sims, and Frank Jones. Three of the party were from the East to enjoy the Centennial events while visiting at the home of Dr. Hessel, this being an excellent way to see much of Oregon in a short time. Besides the leader and assistants the party members were: Dr. Raymond Mikesell, George Gols, Mark Tool, Alice Robinson, Dr. Larry Hilt, Bob Nicholson, Dr. Julius Hessel, and two 10 year old boys, Rink Smith and Logan Robinson.
"Bide a wee!"
My slides are gone, our Louie cried,
The loss of them his patience tried,
He searched and searched; he placed an ad,
No slides came home; tough luck, Egad:
To Portland fair, they took a trip,
From his work pants the slides did flip.
Now if by some strange circumstance
You roll your slides up in your pants,
Bide your time, nor worry nor fret,
They'll show up in time, we want to bet.
These elusive pictures, we wish to see,
And for this we are willing to "Bide a wee!"
By Gerry Fehly
FIRST NORTH SISTER CLIMB, JULY 19
Lloyd Plaisted was the North Sister leader of this scheduled climb with 9 climbers registering in the summit book. The steep snowfield below the pinnacle was "huge" this early in the year and the party spent three hours crossing this four hundred foot stretch. Those in the party were Durward Boyles, assistant leader, Gale Jones, Loy Lonberg, Pat Callis, John Dotson, Lorena Shinn, Doris Shinn and Marriner Orum.
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