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Page Four The OBSIDIAN
Climb Tipsoo Butte
Tipsoo Butte, they say, is quite a little hump—judging from the stories Walter Gilbert, leader, brought home about it. Sixteen made the summit, from which can be seen 27 different lookout stations at once—that’s easier to believe when you remember that the summit is only about 175 feet lower than the summit of the McKenzie Pass! The ascent June 7 was the first hike this year and they ran into some cold, white stuff on the trail, in a couple of places. Walter asserts that in five miles of ascent, there are exactly 49 switchbacks. He says that if you go faster than a slow crawl, you find yourself skidding on the turns—it’s that crooked. They saw some deer and some coyote tracks, but fortunately, there were no ticks. How about mosquitoes, Walter?
Lloyd Helikson looked us over at summer camp last year, hung around for trips and ski journeys, and has now taken out stock in the firm. We’re glad he’s a member.
“Boy, I’m scared! I just got a letter from a man telling me he’d shoot me if I didn’t stay away from his daughter.”
“Well, all you have to do is stay away from his daughter.”
“Yes, but he didn’t sign his name.”
HOW WOULD YOU ADVISE HER?
To the Editor of Lovelorn: “Six months after I became engaged to a young man, I found he had a wooden leg. Should I break it off?
“What was your sister so angry about?”
“Why, she sent me to the drugstore to get some cold cream and I got ice cream. It was the coldest they had.”
Bob went to the doctor’s office to see what made him so sick.
Doctor: “What did you eat for breakfast?”
Bob: “I et seven eggs.”
Bob: “Well, maybe it was eight.”
NOAH HAD TROUBLES, TOO
When Noah sailed the waters blue
He had his troubles same as you;
For forty days he drove the Ark
Before he found a place to park.
“Father, I’ve got my heart set on a Rolls-Royce.”
“Well, that’s probably the only part of you that ever will set on one.”
ANY SIDE LINE?
Prosecutor: Do you drink?
Witness (indignantly): That’s my business.
Prosecutor: Any other?
There was a young man from the city.
Who met what he thought was a kitty.
He gave it a pat
And said, “Nice kitty cat!”
And they buried his clothes out of pity.
Little Jack Horner
Stood on a corner
Waiting to cross the street.
He used his head when the light was red,
And on green he used his feet.
Snow Defeats Climbers
Winter was having a last fling as 13 Obsidians attempted a climb of Mt. Yoran May 18. The climbers found 2 to 3 inches of snow on the highway, and walked right into a snow storm. The group made it to the meadow at the base of the mountain, but were turned back by a foot of snow there, to try again at a later date. Those on the trip, led by Bill McCracken were Glen Sims, Bailey Castelloe, Helen Smith Pennoyer, Jeanette Whitty, Jane Walsh, Nellie Moore, Dr. O. R. Gullion, Bob Edwards, Alvin Lynch, and Sterling Behnke.
On June 8, the Obsidians made another try for the top of Mt. Yoran, but again, snow prevented the party from reaching the top. The group of 11 was led by Bill McCracken.
What Puzzled Him
Cy Fulton: “I’ll give you five dollars if you’ll let me paint you.”
The old mountaineer shifted his legs from one position to the other and back again.
“It’s easy money”, said Cy.
“Thar hain’t no question ’bout thet”, the mountaineer replied. “I was jes’ wonderin’ how I’d git the paint off afterwards!”
Johnnie was reading aloud to his class when he came to a word he didn’t know.
“Barque,” prompted the teacher.
Johnnie looked confused.
“Barque, Johnnie,” the teacher repeated.
Johnnie glanced nervously at his classmates and then cried out,
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