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6 The Obsidian - April 1959
Professor Suggests Oregon Coast Trail
Sam Dicken, head of the University of Oregon geography department, has written letters to several newspapers, suggesting that an Oregon Coast Trail, on the pattern of the Skyline Trail, be established.
He points out that it is often difficult for a hiker to make his way along the rim of America, partly because of difficulty of access, because of right of way and because of traffic hazards when the only path is the highway.
Often, of course, hikers can actually walk along the tide-line, which is forever public property in Oregon. But, as Mr. Dicken points out, it does us little good to know that that tideland is our property when it is several hundred feet below us at the foot of a sheer cliff.
New Geology Book
New on the editor's desk, and unfortunately still unread, is a new book, "Geology of Oregon" by Ewart M. Baldwin of the University of Oregon geology department. Available at the U of O co-op bookstore, it costs $2, paper bound; 136 pages; pix.
A flip through its pages suggest that the pictures and maps are only a taste of what is to come from a thorough reading. It is divided into eight sections, for the geologic regions of Oregon, and contains resumes of physical and historical geology and lists of references.
Slim Baldwin is well known to some of us, but not so well known as he probably ought to be. We ought to get him out on a trip or two, especially into the Coast Range which is his special area of knowledge. He has mapped a lot of that area.
As many had hoped, the outing committee has arranged with Selma Vangsnes to be cook again, this time at the club outing at Mt. Rainier National Park, Aug. 2-15. As most old-timers remember, she has been cook at a number of other club outings.
OBSIDIAN ANNUAL BANQUET
Oregon's Centennial Year
Our 32nd Year
Saturday, April 18
6:30 P. M.
Danebo Lutheran Church
4445 Royal Ave.
The date for the Centennial Banquet is April 18, Saturday evening, 6:30 P.M., at the Danebo Lutheran Church 4445 Royal Av. We know from past experience that the food will be good and there will be plenty of it.
Menu cards and table decorations will be carried out in old time style. We'll sing a few Centennial Songs and Don Hunter will be the Speaker of the Evening. He will also show some interesting pictures entitled "the Oregon Colorama", a blend of music and color of the planet earth, and "Stereophonic Sounds of our times."
Reservations must be made by calling Anna Jeppesen, DI 5-3434, or Jane Hilt, DI 4-8230, as soon as possible, but no later than April 15th. Send Checks to Anna Jeppesen - 2342 Alder St.
To add to the color of this occasion, the committee asks that those who have centennial costumes wear them to the dinner, if they wish to. BUT... THE COMMITTEE DOES... NEED YOUR DEFINITE RESERVATION... BY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 ... PLEASE GIVE THEM YOUR MONEY BY THAT TIME TOO ! ! !
There will be another big potluck dinner at the Lane Co. Electric Co-Op, on Saturday, April 25th, 6:30 P.M. We expect to have a general discussion period at this time, on different subjects of interest to all members.
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