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McKenzie New Winter Playground
Vista of mountains for Oregon skiers. A short rest after a long climb.
Hundreds of Vacationists
Desert Campus to Frolic
In Oregon’s Snowfields
By BILL GRANT
It is 7:15 on a Sunday morning. What an accursed hour to even
mention, you snort. Some thirty students are gathering in front of the
Side. What kind of damn .fools are they, you wonder? Are they
going some place, or just coming home.
The explanation is simple, although hard for some sleep-lovers to
understand. The early birds are members of the University Ski club
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Every Sunday morning at 7:15,
a bus, with a capacity of some 36
persons, leaves the College Side
bearing men and women away from
their earthly cares for a full day
of thrills, spills, and chills in the
hills. All this for a 31 bill.
The group is usually evenly di
vided between men and women.
Bright colors flaunt the early
morning fog to shame, for even if
the girls can’t ski . . . very well,
they must make a show of them
selves. Skis, ski poles, and ther
mos bottles are gathered together
and, to use the trite expressive ex
pression of the racetrack, they are
Frog Lake Center
The bus heads for the McKenzie
highway and is soon rolling along
towards Frog Camp, the goal of
the voyageurs. Frog Camp is
about 77 miles from Eugene, and
is the end of the road at this sea
son. From here the skiers must
trek a couple of miles up the road
to Pole Bridge, where they leave
the road and trail over to Hand
The lake is long, snow-covered,
and the Mecca of our adventurers.
On all sides, slopes of varying de
grees of steepness come down to
the wooded shores. A short way
cut from the end of the bridge ap
proach is a small wooded island
where the skiers usually build a
fire. Nothing like a nice fire when
you have half the snow on the
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course down your neck and the
other half distributed about your
person, eh girls ?
Hold Ski Classes
But when they’re not around the
fire, girls and boys alike find plen
ty of short runs for the inexpe
rienced, and one “beaner” for the
more adept. Classes are held for
the beginners, teaching them the
fundamentals of coming up and
going down, or how to ski on one's
skis, rather than on some more
After the classes, they scatter
over the landscape, each to his own
taste. The classic course is a twist
ing, turning slope with a descent
of some 500 feet down to the lake.
There are 28 hair pin turns on this
run, each one fraught with disas
ter for the novice—and disaster is
usually the result. But what mat
ter? It’s all good fun—and good
Snow Conditions Good
Snow conditions on the McKen
zie are as good as those on Mount
Hood or any other skiing haven,
according to devotees of the sport.
The ground is covered with about
four feet of snow, of which the top
foot is like dry powder. The lake
has grown increasingly popular in
the last four years, and on many
Sundays as many as 500 persons
ore in the region, skiing or just as
There is a shelter at the end of
the road where the more hardy
souls can rough it over night, but
most of those who stay over do
so at the comfortable hotel a mile
from Belknap junction, 20 miles
down the road. Skis and poles may
be rented at Loet Creek ranch.
The University Ski club, which
sponsors these Sunday excursions,
was formed last fall with Frank
Drew, president, and Woody Tru
ax, secretary-treasurer. It now has
125 members and is fast becoming
a major group on the campus. A
ski team has been formed, which
will leave next week for Yosemite
to compete in an intercollegiate
The Ski Laufers, Eugene winter
sports club, are enthusiastic users
of the lake runs. In addition, stu
dents from Oregon State and peo
ple from this section of the state
are frequent visitors.
Runs Free of Obstacles
The hills around the lake are re
markably free from brush and
other obstacles. The girls find' nu
merous short, gently sloping runs
on which to test their skill. They
spill often, but their speed is not
gr eat enough to cause much dam
age other than to their dignity.
The more experienced boys are en
thusiastic about the long, twisting
run—called in skiing parlance a
slalom course. Very few indeed
are those who can run the whole
distance without a spill, but this
does not daunt them in the least.
All they need is the agility of an
antelope and the patience of Job.
In many colleges and universi
ties, skiing has become a major
competitive sport. The enthusiasm
with which Oregon students have
taken up this combination of rung
nin and flying bids fair to have
the same result here as elsewhere.
Already students have responded
to the transportation facilities of
fered by the Ski club in such num
bers that trips hereafter will be
limited to members of the club,
according to Truax.
Here’s to the Univesity's own
St. Moritz and the students who
have helped make it so!
A few members of the new University ski club take “the pause tiiat refreshes.”
Professors to Speak
At Church Forums
Speaks To Group
Of Girl Reserves
Extensive Program Is
John J. Lancisbury, dean of the
school of music, was guest speak
er at the opening meeting of the
State Girl Reserve midwinter con
ference last night at an infor
mal fireside at the YW bungalow.
Dean Landsbury spoke on "The
Rudder of Education."
Following Dean Landsbury's
speech, the Hawaiian club, consist
ing of Leilani Kroll, Frank Hitch
kock, Andy Lewis, and George Ma
gon, presented several native Ha
waiian songs. Marjorie Ellen Titus,
Frosh Y member, gave a reading.
Song leader for the evening was
Mrs. C. A. Morgan, YWCA official
Out-of-state visitors with Mrs.
Morgan are: Anne MacLeod, of
Vancouver, British Columbia, Dora
Mae Rice of Tacoma, Washington,
and Marion Svarz, of Seattle.
Saturday’s program begins at
7:30 with breakfast at John Straub
Memorial hall. At 9, Mary Eliza
beth Ross of Salem will lead a wor
ship service, “Making Choices."
At 9:45, Mrs. Hazel Schwering,
dean of women, will speak on “Girl
Reserves and Their Choices." There
will be a short recess, at 10:30,
with incidental music by Mrs. C.
A. Morgan and Mrs. W. E. Carson.
Discussion groups begin at 11
At 1:30, Miss Helen Bocker will
discuss Girl Reserve Interpreta
tion, and following this will be dis
cussion groups on Girl Reserve
Marjorie MacLean will lead the
entire delegation on a tour of the
campus at 3. This tou'r will include
the new library, different schools
of the campus and a visit to dem
onstration gym and dance classes
at Gerlinger hall.
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Mrs. E. E. DeCou, former dean
of women on the campus, will be
the speaker of the G:30 banquet to
be held at the Baptist church Sat
Following the banquet will be an
evening party, beginning at 8:30,
led by the Beaverton Girl Reserves.
Sunday a conference meeting in
Gerlinger hall and a special Girl
Reserve church service at 10:45 at
the Baptist church at Broadway
and High streets will fill the day.
Kathryn Cawrse, of Hillsboro, is
chairman of the closing ceremonial
of the conference.
Close February 1
February 1, will be the final
date for entering applications for
the AWS scholarship. Awards of
$20 each, bjised on scholarship and
need, will be given eight girls on
Application blanks may be ob
tained at the dean of women’s of
fice, any college girl being eligible.
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Youth - Interest Topic
This Sunday at Eugene churches
a group of University professors
will speak at young people's meet
ings on a variety of topics of perti
Dr. Warren D. Smith, profes
sor of geology, will address an
adult forum at the Community
Liberal church at 10 o'clock on
“The Oriental Situation as I see
"Young People and Automo
biles” will be the topic of Dr. S.
Earl Childers, pastor, at the Chris
tian Endeavor meeting of the First
Christian church on Sunday night.
* * *
Sunday, 9:45, Speaker, Dean
Karl Onthank. Worship, Winifred
Putnam, subject, "Westminster,
6 p.m., Tea. Louise Pursley,
chairman. Topic: "Economic Back
ground of the Labor Problem.
Worship, Stanley Robe.
2:30, Westminster Players will
give the play, "The Years Ahead"
7:30, “The Years Ahead" will be
given at Farirmount Presbyterian
7:30, Mark Trumbo and Phil
Barrett will represent Westmin
ster house in the young people’s
service at Central Presbyterian
Dr. Tully's Sunday morning ser
mon Topic, “Words That Keep Us
on Our Feet.”
Monday, 9:45, 9:45, Fireside sing,
Margaret Reid in charge.
* * *
Broadway and High streets.
Pastor, Abraham John Harms,
Sunday school: 9:45 a.m., Uni
versity class taught by H. H.
Morning service: 11: sermon top
ic: "The Life of Three Dimen
Young people’s meeting, 6:30.
i Evening service, 7:30 o’clock.
Sermon topic, Evangelistic service.
* * *
Community lahcral (Unitarian)
Elevcntli at Ferry. Junior wor
ship and church school at 9:45,
Mrs. Ralph C. Crow, superinten
dent. Adult forum at 10, Dr. War
ren D. Smith speaking on “The
Oriental Situation as 1 See It.”
Worship service and sermon at 11,
Rev. Herbert Higginbotham
preaching on “The Sacrament of
Truth.” "Eclectic Half Hour” over
KOBE at 1 p.m. Women’s Alli
ance meets Tuesday with luncheon
at the church for visiting ladies.
Tenth at Pearl. Dr. Norman K.
11, “Words That Keep Us on Our
7:30, Evening worship.
* * #
11th at Oak. Dr. S. Earl Chil
9:45, Bible school.
11. “A Place for All.”
6:15, Christian Endeavor.
7:30, “Young People and Auto
* * *
13th at Ferry. Rev. Williston
9:45, Sunday school.
11, “What a Christian Ought to
7, Plymouth club. “The Chris
tian Home,” Bobbie Washburn,
* * *
12th at Willamette. Dr. B. Earle
9:45, Morning forum.
11, Sermon by Dr. Parker.
7, Wesley club, B. Stephenson
Deans of Education
To Meet in Portland
Deans J. It. Jewell and K. W. j
Leighton, of the Oregon school of
education, will meet in Portland J
Sunday with the secretary of the
progressive education association 1
of America, Dr. Frederick Redefer.
Possibilities of organizing an
Oregon branch of the association 1
will be discussed.
WOMEN TO DflBATK
Two women debaters from the
i University of Washington will'
meet here with (he Oregon team
next Thursday night, when they
; will hold a debate on "How to keep
j the U. S. out of war.’’
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Machine Made for
Radio Sound Effects
By EUGENE SNYDER
Necessity is the mother of invention! So when scripts of the radio
plays being presented each week by the speech department called for
ionnd effects, Paul E, Kiepe, public speaking professor, and Frank
Johnston, freshman in speech, devised and huilt an all-purpose sound
About a week’s time searching local junk shops and dumps and also
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er, passing through a stage of
youthful revolt and deep in the
hroes of young love. Jack Lewis
shows imagination and a nice dra
natic sense which keeps his au
iience sympathetic in his most
Horace Kobinson rings the bell
n each of the three sets. The prin
cipal one, the Miller living room,
seems a three-walled segment of
in actual home and conveys with
out flaw the illusion of an intimate
glimpse into the life of a real fam
The two principal feminine roles,
Vat’s wife and the spinster sister
ire in the capable hands of Elea
nor Pitts and Janet Felt, while Ar
:liur Miller, the 1906 version of’Joe
College is accurately caricatured
ny Eddie Hearn.
The production is notable for
Lhe competence in one respect in
which University theater shows
sometimes slip up. This is in the
polished performance of the minor
players. Gayle Buchanan as the
much talked-of but little seen Mur
iel, was charmingly demure and
innocent. Bob Shelley, as the bar
keep, Alice Mae Soiling as the
Inissy, Iris Franzen as the sharp
tongued little sister, Tommy Tug
man as the little brother, and Pat
Taylor as the addle-witted Irish
maid, all were convincing and pro
Batterson Stops Show
George Batterson was the smart
cracking salesman to the life in a
checked suit that almost stops the
show, and Malcolm Waltman gives
an intense bit as a college fast
As hard-bitten old man McCom
ber, Lester Miller is nasty, crabbed,
but a trifle over-emphatic.
The show will be repeated to
S25 were required to build the ap
When the scripts call for a wind,
a wooden, barrel-shaped drum,
with laths on its surface is turned
! rapidly. Over the drum is a piece
j of cloth weighted at the bottom,
! so that the laths spinning against
the cloth make "wind.” The velo
j city of the breeze is directly pro
I portional to the weight applied to
the bottom of the cloth. If the au
dience is not receptive, it can also
be used for an applause machine.
A door-latch in a small foot
square door provides its sound for
entrances and exits. In Thursday
night’s production, "The Spy,” the
door opened and shut and then the
man asked if he could come in!
An empty bean can serves as a
“cra|3h bo>»." Filled with nails,
broken bottles, and Washington
tax tokens, it is used for the break
ing of glass. If Weisschmidt and
Goldstein can’t repair you watch,
throw it away.
When somebody broke out of a
coffin in last week's show, "The
Fall of the House of Usher,” a
strawberry-box was crushed close
to the microphone.
On top of the box-like machine
are various kinds of bells, and a
piece of squeaky leather for repre
senting rusty hinges.
Radio rain is salt poured on pa
per. A cigar box is provided for
realistic “k nocks” before the
“door” is opened. Or, pounded
faster, it becomes the sound of a
Sticks are rifles . . . when pound
ed on a leather jacket stuffed with
a pillow. A big stick is used for a
night and again on Tuesday night
of next week. Advance sales indi
cate that many campus patrons
will be unable to see the show at
all since the seating capacity of
Guild hall is very limited.
Caliente Now Strike Scene
Family of Mexican workers . . . along with 4000 others took over
Agua t'aliente land when Mexican government announced plans of
building aviation school there.
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