The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, May 25, 1983, Page 6, Image 6

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Egg drop proves chickens (to be) can fly
By Shelley Ball
Of The Print
On May 19, clusters of
strange-looking flying craft
were seen around Randall
Upon closer inspection the
craft were found to be made of
toothpicks and were carrying
small, white, oval-shaped ob­
jects. One by one they
descended from Randall Hall,
a drop estimated at over 40
Had Clackamas Com­
munity College been invaded
by UFO’s? No quite. The
toothpick structures were on
campus May 19 for one reason
only: They were built by basic
design students for the
College’s third annual Egg
Drop Contest.
Of the 14 students who
participated in the event, eight
designed drop-proof egg car­
riers, the main object of the
contest. (One of these eggs
received a crack from the drop,
but Art Department Chairper­
son Norm Bursheim counted it
anyway.) Architectual experts
included Brent Carter, Roger
Nuffer, Terry Schafer, Jeffrey
Smith, Janet Streight, Charles
Welters and Roger Hodge.
“This year they (struc­
tures) had the most flair, the
most exciting shapes,” Bur­
sheim said. Spinning wheels,
carriers with propellers, even a
wedge-shaped structure were a
few of the designs Bursheim
described were used in the
College students were not
alone in witnessing the egg
drop, as Bursheim said Chan­
nel 6 and Channel 12 news
cameras and a reporter from
The Oregonian showed up to
cover the event. According to
The Oregonian, around 200
spectators attended the egg
This year’s egg drop also
included a challenge made to
other Oregon colleges to par­
ticipate in the event. However,
Bursheim said there were no
takers. “This year’s group of
students want to do it (the egg
drop) next year, and they may
challenge the engineering or
drafting departments (at the
College),” he added.
The egg drop is con­
sidered a homework assign­
ment for students in basic
design classes. Every year,
Bursheim explained he shows
slides of previous egg carriers
and tells students a few of the
basics needed to construct a
successful structure, but after
that the students are left on
their own, so that more diverse
designs are invented, he said.
Egg drops are currently
found all over the country,
Bursheim said. Three years
ago, a Portland State instruc­
tor, Clark Llewellyn, held an
egg drop on the campus of
Portland State Unversity.
Llewellyn is no longer a teacher
at P.S.U., but Bursheim said
his egg drop was what sparked
the College to hold its own.
In conjunction with the
egg drop, a potluck was held
the rest of the afternoon at the
art center. Bursheim said of the
egg drop and the potluck, “It’s
one time that we can relax and
enjoy ourselves, to let our hair
down and have a fun day for a
Bursheim also explained
the egg drop helps to bring
togetherness,” a togetherness
he thought more College
departments should ex­
Photos by Rick
Roger Hodge did Leonardo Da Vinci proud with his USS
Omlette after a successful flight.
College offers fifties film fest
By J. Dana Haynes
Of The Print
As a change of pace from
sunbathing and lawn mowing,
Clackamas Community Col­
lege will present a film class
during summer term. “Films
About the 1950’s” will run on
Mondays from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
and will be presented by Social
Sciences Chairperson Fred
AERODYNAMIC BREAKFAST, Robert Waller’s unmann­ De Wolfe.
ed satellite gently floats down to earth after last
The movie class will in­
Thursday’s egg drop.
June 20: “The Last Pic­
ture Show,” 1974. Starring
Tim Bottoms and Ben
Johnson. This is the story of
growth and death in a small
rural community. It tells the tale
of the fading wild west and the
emergence of small town
America into the twentieth cen­
June 27: “Red River,”
1948 and “Walk East on
old & new
Beacon Street,” 1957.
“Red River” was directed
expertly set up
by Howard Hawkes and star­
red John Wayne, Walter Bren­
with bow & hard case
nan and Montgomery Clift.
This is a classic western, about
starting at just $100.00
the American epic hero, the
cowboy/rancher who created
civilization out of worthless
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land. Complete with Indian
fights, Mexican bandits, the
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vagaris of the weather and the
temperaments of the heroes, it
is also the ever-popular story of
the long cattle drives from
Texas to Kansas.
“Walk East on Beacon
Street” is a film noir, tough guy
flick centering on the FBI and
scientific espionage. This is bas­
ed on “The Crime of the Cen­
tury” by then-Director of the
FBI, J. Edgar Hoover.
July 11: “The Thing,”
1951. This is another Howard
Hawkes film, this time in the
science fiction monster movie
vein. It is a classic of the genre
about a stranded United States
Air Force research team in the
Artic. The team is attacked by a
strange and violent creature
that is part plant, lives on
human blood and multiplies a
hundred-fold in a matter of
hours (The monster, by the
way, was played by James
Arness of “Gun Smoke” fame).
July 18: “Kiss Me Dead­
ly,” 1955. This movie is about
the hardest-boiled detective of
all, Mike Hammer. It is based
on the Mickey Spillane thriller
of the same name and stars
Ralph Meeker and Albert Dek­
ker. The 1950’s was ripe with
tough private eye movies and
this in one of the best.
July 25: “In a Lonely
Place,” 1950. This is a Hum­
phrey Bogart vehicle, co-
starring Gloria Grahame and
directed by Nicholas Ray. It is
the story of a once-successful
scriptwriter who has fits of un-
controlable rage which have ef­
fectively kept him un­
employed. Ray and Bogart
both had sympathy for outcasts
and the character, despite
beating on women and causing
bar room brawls, is played with
wonderful pathos by Bogart.
August 1, ‘Rebel Without
A Cause,” 1957. This famous
movie starred Jimmy Dean and
Natalie Wood. It is considered
a classic for two reasons. First,
it was a sensitively done work
on growing up in the genera­
tion gap. Second, it was a box
office smash, which few highly-
accredited movies are.
August 8, “Bus Stop,”
1956. Based on Willim Inge’s
broadway play, this starred
Marylin Monroe as a “B Girl,”
would-be actress on her way to
fame and fortune. Monroe is
pursued by a cowboy who is
madly in love with her, and the
two of them are stranded in a
snowed-in roadside cafe. Many
critics and fans feel this was
Monroe’s finest film.
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