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New Year in Review
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Contestants in the pie-eating contest were just as surprised as the spectators, for the nature of the contest was not revealed until just before the contest started. Blanche Osborn received the prize for her consumption of about one-half a peach pie. Others in the contest were Miner Hamlin. Jean Taylor, Chester Pietka, and Marge Schnellbacher.
Arthur Belknap, Miner Hamlin and Bryan Ryan added a little originality to the hog-calling contest with their interpretations of the different varieties of calls for different kinds of pigs. Mr. Belknap won the contest with the simple or garden variety of hog-calling, while Miner demonstrated “road hog” calling and Bryan “parlor pig” calling.
Winners in the other contests were Thelma Spencer and Bob Swennes, polka contest; Bryan Ryan and Jean Taylor, schottische.
One of the high spots in hilarity during the evening was the little drama based on a famous mountain climbing expedition of last summer. Members of the Obsidian Chiefs who took part were Rav Sims, Tony Vogel, Bob Wilson, Dorr Hamlin, and Bryan Ryan.
Helen Smith and Vera Heidenreich of the Obsidian Princesses presented “The Lover’s Errand.”
Roland Burghardt acted as master of ceremonies and led the singing. After the program, dancing was enjoyed until midnight, when supper was served and favors given out.
Most of the group visited the Sand Hills the following day, but left early in the afternoon when a light rain began to fall, and returned to the camp to await the New Year’s dinner.
Most of the party would be willing to admit that not a little credit for the success of the week-end should go to Clarence Cole, the cook, and his assistant, Howard Caudle, who prepared a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Following the dinner, a mock wedding was held in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Doran McKee, who celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary on New Year’s Day. Taking part in the ceremony were Helen Smith as the bride; Alvin Lynch, the bridegroom; Dorr Hamlin, the minister; Marge Schnellbacher, the flower girl; Miner Hamlin, the best man; and Jean Taylor and Jean Randolph, bridesmaids.
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to ski in Switzerland. Dick Durrance spent seven years in the Black Forests of Germany.
However, with the wide-spread enthusiasm and recent development of skiing in the U. S. many other skiers are coming to the foreground. Such as Cliff Blann and Olof Rotogarrad of Portland. Cliff placed 26th in the nationals and Olof 5th.
In the northwest the skiing leaders have also taken a rapid shift. The old time leaders Hvam and others of the old class are rapidly being replaced by new customers to the field. Witneshs Gordon Anderson’s recent win over all the old favorites in placing first in the senior class of the Portland day meet January 1. He never raced before.
In the northwest the Juniors (20 or under) are rapidly taking the lead away from the Seniors. In many meets such young stars as Dick Lewis, Reese Stevenson, Dan French, and Bill Helmig of Portland, all under 18, have beaten many of the Cascade Ski Clubs by seconds.
In fact the Oregon Winter Sports Association and the National Ski Association recommend that small clubs concentrate exclusively on development of Junior skiers.
In rating the clubs of Oregon in regard to their standing as possessors of good racers the clubs would be listed so: Cascade Ski Club of Portland first, Bend Skyliners next, the Obsidians third, Crater Lake ski club fourth, and the Ski Laufers fifth. This rating is based on the number and ability of their junior and senior skiers.
Editor’s note: Wallace’s modesty forbade him commenting on his own recent triumphs. In last Sunday’s contest at Hand Lake he set a new record and came into first place in the Slalom races.
Congratulations also to others who scored well last Sunday Marjorie Schnellbacher, Blanche Osborn and Eileen Baker.
MANY HAPPY RETURNS
Myrtie Hamlin celebrated her birthday Thursday, Jan. 25. The group of schottischers surprised her with a party at the Del Rey Cafe following the regular weekly dance of Obsidians at Helen Tharnert’s Studio. A beautiful cake baked by Helen Smith’s mother formed the centerpiece, ’round which the well-wishers gathered.
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