National Geographic : 1925 Aug
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE TIIE "PEARY" PUTS OUT TO SEA, WITH THE THE AFTERDECK Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams NAVY'S PLANES STOWED ON At the foremast flies the National Geographic Society's flag, which has been borne to all parts of the world. studies of Dr. Walter N. Koelz, chief naturalist of the Expedition. Information which will help navigate the ships and airplanes of the world is contained in the magnetic, tidal, and me teorological observations of Lieutenant Benjamin H. Rigg. Another exceptional feature of the Ex pedition is its sponsorship, noted by Com mander Donald B. MacMillan in his fare well message, radioed from Sydney: "We are fully equipped for exploration and the scientific study of northern lands, with the aid of new methods, such as air planes, radio, and color photography, and with a support which places all of us on our mettle. "We are conscious of a high responsi- bility when the Government gives us its support, and when we set out under the auspices of the National Geographic So ciety, with its world-wide membership of I,ooo,ooo enthusiasts for geography and exploration, and when its President, Dr. Gilbert Grosvenor, is here to aid person ally in our final preparations." As soon as possible after the Expedi tion's return, Commander MacMillan will prepare for the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE an authoritative account of the results of the adventures and achieve ments of the Expedition. This will be accompanied by the outstanding natural color photographs and black-and-white illustrations from the 6,ooo exposures The Society's photographers are making. INDEX FOR JANUARY-JUNE, 1925, VOLUME READY Index for Volume XLVII (January-June, 1925) of the National Geographic Magazine will be mailed to members upon request. 226 4( ""e **~*,^r ~~ ~ - - c~ uc-- . ,. I~ ~ *spD;, X"