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Page Two The OBSIDIAN
Member Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs
Associate Member—Pacific National Ski Association
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President ................. Hugh Currin
Vice-Pres. ................... O. R. Gullion
Secretary ............ Blanche Osborn
Treasurer ................. O. R. Gullion
Publication Committee: Miriam Yoder, Jean Randolph, Margaret Thompson, Jean Lafferty, Paul Lafferty, Robert Lemon.
A LOOK AHEAD By President Hugh Currin
Many Obsidians are missing a pretty good thing by not attending Summer Camp.
Did you go to the Fair last summer? Drive six hundred miles to get there and six hundred miles back? Pay fifty cents to get through the gate so you could spend all day punishing your feet? Go hungry because every table in every restaurant was full and a line up waiting? Stand up all the way on the long street car ride or fight traffic for hours to and from the Fairgrounds? And come home broke at the end of the week?
At Obsidian Camp you can have all outdoors to park your car and wear your feet out for nothing extra. If you feel lazy you can just sit and look at the scenery. They stand it on edge for you there. When evening comes and you have doped the sunburn and taped up the blisters, you sit on a log without any back at a table loaded with everything the cook and camp committee can think of. If you go away hungry it’s your own fault. And after that, camp-fire or bed? Who ever chose bed with a roaring fire and a lively gang waiting?
All this is for a fraction of the cost of a trip to a World’s Fair. Aren’t a lot of Obsidians and their friends missing a good thing every summer?
LET’S DANCE By Olga Mortensen
Yes, folks, we are still having our dancing classes every Thursday night, and more and more old timers coming out right along, with about thirty-five attending last week’s dance. The schottische and polkas, rye waltz and finger polka are still the most popular. Here is your chance of getting instruction and having two hours of fun.
The dance is held from eight until ten at the Thranert Dance Studio, 817 Willamette Street, over the U. S. National Bank. Let’s all get together next Thursday night.
Of special interest in the 1940 ski program is the establishment of a weekly Greyhound ski bus service to the Hand Lake Ski Area. The company plans to provide one of their de luxe busses to accommodate the many university students and towns people who have never been able to obtain transportation to the popular ski area. Round trip rates of a dollar and a half have been announced for the trip, which will afford anyone a full day of enjoyment and healthful sport at a very economical figure. The bus leaves town about 7:30 Sunday morning, and after arriving at Hand Lake will be kept heated throughout the day as a warm shelter for the passengers.
On the return trip it will stop at Belknap where the passengers can swim in the popular heated outdoor pool. The bus is scheduled to return to Eugene about seven o’clock in the evening.
IN LIGHTER VEIN
Henry Norton, while making a recent non-stop dash to Klamatb Falls, saw a large sign, “Drive slow. This means you!”
Henry stopped in surprise and exclaimed, “Jeepers! How did they know I was here?”
Life insurance agent: “Do you want a straight life?”
Tony: “Well, I like to step out once in a while.”
Junior Obsidians Active By Elizabeth Edmunds
A “fair” week of skiing on Mt. Hood was enjoyed by a group of eight junior Obsidians who spent the Christmas holidays at Mazoma lodge. Next to skiing the schottische and polka were most popular activities. Those who made the trip were Margaret De Cou, Polly Gordon, Leslie Brocklebank, Pheobe Smith, Elizabeth Edmunds, Gordon Gullion, Wallace Clark, Albert Hoffman.
Making a three day stay at the Hand Lake cabin, January 29, 30, 31, were Wallace Clark, Walter Gilbert, Albert Hoffman, and Maurice Vitus.
Most any Sunday will find a large per centage of the junior members on the ski hills. Outstanding is Obsidian’s “great hope” Wallace “Killer” Clark, who took first in the placement races at Hand Lake, January 29, and is destined to “go places.”
Obsidian Princesses will meet February 13 at the home of Helen Wiser, with Mary Gillespie as co-hostess. The first meeting of the new year was held January 9 at the home of Celeste Campbell. Nineteen members were present for the evening’s entertainment of games. Margaret Thompson was assistant hostess.
“Killer” Clark was heard to inquire, “I don’t suppose you don’t know nobody who don’t want to hire nobody to do nothing, don’t you?”
Obsidian chorus—“Yes, I don’t.”
The Sitzmarks won’t jar you, and the Herringboning won’t tire you, if you start equipped with a DEL REY breakfast. 845 Willamette open at 6 A.M.
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