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Wednesday, May 28, 1980 - Page 15 lIB Ill gas, bonus merchandise offered Oregon Caves visitors California by the gas to consider trips this one of the scenic at- northwest, free gasoline it recently. of Chamber Cave Junc- Caves of the National k visitors to the a bonus than redeemable in Cave overnight Caves Chateau good for 5 at half-price. -and northern recreationists, vacation involving distances, thus this great and still stay travel cost budget," according to a statement from Chuck Quigley, general manager of the Oregon Caves Company, and Joy Hoskins, president of the Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce. "Located only 50 miles from Grants Pass, the Oregon Caves can be reached in one day from most Oregon and Northern California points." The gasoline-merchandise bonus program, will be ef- fective from June 1 through the Labor Day weekend. The Caves actually are open the year round, but ac- commodations are not open during the winter. The Caves, located at the 4000-foot level of Elijah mountain in the southern Oregon Siskiyous, has long been a top attraction for vacation-recreationists in the northwest, visited by more than 200,000 .persons an- nually. The extensive for- mation of stalatite and stalagmite-studded passages has been carved by nature over centuries by dripping students in RAD exams students of Ronde studio last month. were held sine ). The Murray Academy of. land. The on per- style and Each girl par- work; port steps; ,a and concluded of a have received and. grade Week. The their teacher that all the praise. hard for .taking classes m preparation Their effort and enthusiasm has paid off. The girls involved and their level are: Amber Lane, Primary; Aria Blagg, Grade 1; Jennifer Clark, Grade 1; Betsy Gerhardt, Grade 1; Mary tAnn Ogle, Grade .1; Emily Blagg, Grade 2; Kathleen Hare, . Grade 2; Joanne Robinson, Grade 2; and JohnaRobinson, Grade 2 2. All of these girls are con- tinuing their ballet training under teacher Miss Karen Millar. Each has been promoted to the next highest level in the Royal Academey of Dance. It is a pleasure to see such a professional program available to the children of Cloverdale. Classes continue at the Grange Hall through June and July, for students, tiny tots to adults. artists to art June S Art having their June I is date the local Planned to show ' can be over forty their work. artists is has lived in She Mr. Conley's class two years, Iinting courses 1st from Adel Pruit from the Orange Tree and Lillian Berg of Cloverdale. Nancy Burres' fine oil paintings will be shown too. Nancy has been painting since she was 12 years old. At this age her parents gave her a complete off painting kit and painting box which she still uses all the time. Her parents encouraged her to paint and become an artist. She majored in art in high school and college. But she says it has only been the last few years that she has become a serious artist. i; i and Ruby Meier, popular local artists are most recent oil paintings. They will be in the Cloverdale Art Commission's Itth Sunday, June !, IOa.m. to$ Fair's art building. Over forty tocal artists work. There is no admission charge and will be served. Photo by Janice er's Advisor Wewin be This is We have ever How much aompany a n we keep buyer's that he l agreement y the real accept If you do check is returned. If the offer is acceptable, the deposit goes into an escrow account and .is released as part of the downpayment when the transaction closes. If for any reason the transaction is not completed, the deposit can only be released by written consent of both buyer and seller. The amount of deposit is arrived at by mutual agreement, but should be large enough to give you a reasonable degree of assurance that the tran- saction will close. calcareous water, and eroded into a mystic fairyland of fantastic columns and mysterious chambers. Though the passages naturally are rugged, the way for visitors has been struc- turally smoothed by paving the floors with asphalt, enlarging certain passages and installing electric lights throughout so that the visitor may walk in safety and comfort without danger of head bumping and shoulder scratching on the marbleized walls. The tallest column in the Caves is a seven-foot stalagmite, reaching from floor to ceiling, and in the not yet been explored. Some 50 feet in diameter and 60 feet high, this chamber can provide absolute darkenss when lights are turned out. Temperature in the Caves is a constant 40 degrees and Joaquin Miller Chapel is the normal vacation clothing is Washington Monument, a adequate for the hour and a four-foot column, the name of quarter trip. Tours are which describes its shape, available from 8 a.m. to 7 The "Ghost Chamber is the p.m., guided by largest room so far found in knowledgeable personnel the Caves, much of which has who give a running account of the geologic history of the" into the background of the cavern and point out the hundreds of unusual for- mations. The Chateau, opened-in 1934, is a beautiful rustic building setting at the head of the canyon cut by Caves Creak, which originates in- side the Caves. The exterior of the building is cedar bark slabs, cut from trees in- digenous to the area, so that the structure blends smoothly country. Inside, massive wood beams, resting on huge* peeled log columns support the ceiling of the lounge, with a great stone fireplace open on two sides centering the room which affords magnificent vistas of the forested canyon leading west from fhe todge. Through the large dining room runs a small stream, diverted from Canyon Creek Falls which crashed down just to the north of the Chateau. A homeward-bound bear led Elijah Davidson to his den in the Siskiyous one day in 1874 and while the hear hunter never penetrated farther than the narrow pyramid-shaped opening, later explorers discovered the fantastic labyrinth which is today known as the "Marble Halls of Oregon." Open up a world of Opportunity... Our Clossified MARKI =TPLACE Coil See for yourself! Our Want Ads are your 4 ticket to just about everything in the world! You'll find'em jam-packed with business opportunities, merchandise offerings, services.., plus 1001 other things! 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