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Sec. 562 P.L.&R.
Page Four The OBSIDIAN
SKI PATROL DANCE
Willamette Ski Patrol will hold their annual benefit dance next Wednesday night, February 7, at the Del Rey Cafe. Purpose is to raise revenue to pay the current costs of operation of the Ski Patrol. These expenses are not great, but as the Ski Patrol is a purely voluntary organization there are no means of raising finances to carry on the small but necessary costs of the organization.
The Willamette Ski Patrol, going into its second year of service, has rendered distinctive service to many unfortunate victims of minor and major mishaps, while playing in the snow.
Obsidians extend a hearty welcome to the following new members:
Jean Lafferty, Doris Bunnell, Ed Wellnitz, and John Brown; and Junior Obsidians: Brian Gillespie, Jane Walsh, Van Wesley Purdy, Pat Tiffany, and Glenn Morgan.
Congratulations to Ace and Reva Moore. They are the proud parents of a daughter, born Jan. 27. Princesses, take note.
Adeline Adams, who is going to USC Library school, misses skiing. She was home for the Christmas holidays and spent a day at Hand Lake.
TALE OF SKIING WINS IN LIARS’ CONTEST By J. D. Hamlin
I, with a ski party, found myself in the vicinity of the Three Sisters in a blizzard. The wind seemed to be blowing right around and around the mountains, so we turned our skis upward to keep from going too fast, and went up with the wind, arriving on top of the Middle Sister. While the rest of the party was signing the book, I dropped off to sleep. When I awakend, the others had gone, and the fog was so thick I could not see which way to go.
I was bewildered, and asked the Sisters to help me, as I had to be at the Cabins by 3 o’clock for a New Year’s dinner. The Middle Sister asked the South Sister to blow a cold blast from the open lake in the glacier on top, that it might freeze the fog so that I could pass over the top. She did so, and the fog was frozen as hard and smooth as glass.
I recognized a tree top above the fog, and knew I was near the cabin. I started for it, but on my way saw a deer near Deer Butte with its feet frozen fast in the fog. In passing, I grabbed it, tore it loose from the fog, and took it with me. When I reached the tree, I kept grabbing the branches and went around and around the tree until I wore my way down and landed at the cabin.
I found that a skunk had taken possession and had driven everybody away, but as the skunk and scent had become frozen in the fog, I was soon able to cut the scent out of the fog with a shovel. I hurried into the cabin and found a big fire going. I began cooking the deer for New Year’s dinner.
The news had gone out that a man had frozen to death on the mountain, and a big search party had gone out, stopping at the cabins for instructions. By the time they arrived and the women came back, I had everything cooked and on the table. I fed more than 500 people at that dinner, which all said was the best meal they had ever tasted.
The Obsidians all swear that I was frozen to death and that it was my spirit that came back and prepared the meal. They have never held another New Year’s party at that cabin, always going to Belknap Springs of the CCC camp, but I am still alive and swear the story is true.
Ruth Carlsen, Blanche Osborn and Eileen Baker skied at Hoodoo two weeks ago. Ruth was also skiing at Hand Lake recentIy. It was nice to see you again, Ruth.
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