National Geographic : 1969 Jan
Model drugstore in a laboratory at Oregon State University helps pharmacy majors like Susan Huf ford learn their profession. The Corvallis campus offers its 14,500 students 45 such professional specialties. One of nine state supported institutions of higher learning, the State University ex cels in the fields of food science, forestry, marine research, and water- and air-pollution control. Through rain and snow, wind and fog, health enthusiasts in Eugene jog on. Defined as slow running alternated with walking, jogging has swept the Nation as a means of keeping fit. Eugene residents attribute the vogue to University of Oregon track coach William J. Bowerman and Dr. W. E. Harris, co-authors of abook on jogging. Mr. Bowerman be came a devotee after seeing its benefits in New Zealand. Raw material for fine art, an oak log is transformed into free form sculpture at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Carmen Bobzien takes tips from sculptor Jan Zach, who has taught here for 11 years. At present Mr. Zach creates suspended sculpture from stainless steel, but prefers Ore gon's hardwood for teaching. "The chip-chip-chip of wood brings students close to nature," he says, "and helps them forget the dripping winter outside." And so it did (pages 114-15). From 1,000 feet we had a matchless view of the water filled caldera, created about 6,600 years ago when a 12,000-foot volcano blew up and then collapsed. The mountain had no identity until 1896, when it was dubbed Mazama, from an Aztec word for mountain goat, by Portland's climbing club of that name.* On the way back to the airport, Bob talked of the many outdoor sports available in the Bend area. Horseback riding, he said, has be come one of the most popular. "If you want to know more about it, I sug gest you get in touch with Larry Davis, a schoolteacher friend of mine. He moonlights -or rather sunlights-as a horseshoer. You might call him the modern equivalent of the village blacksmith-only he doesn't stand under a spreading chestnut tree. He travels around in a truck." Next day, I joined Larry on his rounds. In his mid-thirties, he said he was one of seven busy horseshoers in the Bend area. "Mine is a familiar story," he said. "My regular job is teaching, but there just isn't enough money in it. Actually, I like horse shoeing, too. The pay is pretty good, it keeps me outdoors, and I meet nice people and horses. My grandfather was a blacksmith; he left me his anvil and other tools." Our first stop was a few miles outside Bend, at a dentist's house with a spectacular view of *See "When Mt. Mazama Lost Its Top: The Birth of Crater Lake," by Lyman J. Briggs, and "Crater Lake Summer," by Walter Meayers Edwards, NATIONAL GEO GRAPHIC, July 1962.