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4 THE OBSIDIAN - JUNE 1957
TRAILINGS . . . . .
The TOM TAYLORS have a new baby daughter born recently.
DAVID SIMONS received a $500 scholarship at the University of California.
Graduates from E.H.S. this month are--- MARGARET LEMON, KEITH NEWSOM, and 2 from O.S.C. - DENNIE KOUPAL and ROBERT FEHLY.
BILL DRAKE, western representative of Nature Conservancy, visited recently, was taken on a trip over McKenzie Pass, back via Clear Lake and McKenzie Falls, left enthusiastic about our area. Nature conservancy is especially interested in natural areas, will work on them in Oregon soon.
LILLIAN and ART JOHNSON recently celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary by being surprised by their Obsidian friends descending upon them with beautifully decorated cake and congratulatory cards.
NESIKA LODGE TRIP
Attending the Trails Club Nesika Lodge gathering of F.W.O.C. merbers June 15 and 16 were Obsidians Henry, Dale, June and David Carlson, Dean Patterson, Helen Hughes, Bernice Lehrman, Ruth and Karl Onthank. They report pleasant visiting with members of other clubs, grand views of the Columbia Gorge and illuminating fireside discussion of the preservation of its grandeur led by K. Wolfe, formerly of U.S.F.S., now the Columbia Gorge Commission. Also folk dancing and for several a thrilling hike from the highway up to the Lodge high above Multnomah Falls, and back.
CONGRATULATIONS, MARGARET LEMON
We congratulate Margaret Lemon on her accomplishments as she completes her senior year in Eugene High School.
Margaret has received national recognition for her achievements in 8 years of Girl Scout work and has been selected as a delegate to an international Girl Scout Camp to be held near Toronto, Canada, in August.
She has received a scholarship given by the International Relations League of Eugene High School. She has been elected to the National Honor Society in recognition of her scholarship, leadership and service and is a member of the National Spanish Honorary Society. She received the Mary McFadden scholarship given by the PEO Sisterhood to attend Cottey Junior College in Nevada, Missouri. Cottey is an accredited Junior College for girls maintained by the PEO Sisterhood.
The Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs holds its annual convention at Cazadero Redwood Camp in the famous Russian River Country of Sonoma County, California, August 31-September 1 & 2. It is a charming spot on a little stream under the redwoods just right for a family vacation, with unlimited possibilities for circle tours enroute. Incidentally the Obsidians who are this year serving as president and secretary would of course welcome the "support" of other Obsidians at the meeting. Federation business is brief but important. Problems of common interest among member clubs are discussed including of course the proper preservation of wilderness and of our scenic resources generally, and the proper development of trails, camps and other facilities for access to and use of our natural outdoors. Fun and recreation are also planned, including a visit to Fort Ross, one-time Russian base in California.
Karl Onthank & Frances Newsom
JIM NEWSOM GRADUATES FROM WEST POINT
June Week at West Point was a memorable event for the Newsoms as Cadet Jim received his diploma and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army.
Frances and Keith flew east to be present for the round of activities that began with a sight-seeing trip of West Point and Camp Buckner (where the Yearlings train), a parade on The Plain, and a Ski Club picnic at Lake Popolopen on Friday, May 31, and continued with a baseball game, review and presentation of academic awards, and graduation supper on June 1. On Sunday they attended Baccalaureate exercises in the beautiful Cadet Chapel where they heard the Cadet choir, the famous organ, and dedication of the memorial stained glass windows given by the class of 1957, the Superintendent's reception, a review and presentation of military and academic awards; and in the evening the Cadet Glee Club concert. At the review Jim received an award for the highest grades in Military Topography and Graphics. The president of the National Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, presented him with a Rolex watch. On Monday they attended an organ recital in the Cadet Chapel, open house in various academic buildings, visited the museum. One of the most impressive events was the Alumni exercise when cadets and graduates
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