National Geographic : 1920 Mar
YOUTH AND OLD AGE This tattooed design is peculiar to the Tsalisen Group, whose members ceased to hunt heads more than a century ago. They are now good farmers, and through their frequent intercourse with the Chinese have become skillful blacksmiths and carvers. Many of the women of this tribe wear dresses with long trailing skirts. tending public schools is only a little over 13 as against a rate of over 95 for the Japanese children of the island. Opium smoking is controlled by license. About 2 per cent of the Chinese at present smoke opium, but eventually this will stop entirely. The future of Formosa under its pres- ent benevolent paternal government looks bright, indeed. Never before has this island, so beautiful to the eye, enjoyed such a degree of prosperity. Old in dustries are thriving, new industries are cropping forth, foreign trade increases yearly, and the general welfare of the Formosan people is steadily improving. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY NOTICE The Board of Managers of THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY report to the members the following proposed changes in the By-Laws of the Society: That Section 2 of Article VII of the By-Laws be amended to read as follows: "The annual dues of members shall be $2.50, payable in January. "This amendment shall be effective as of January I, 1920, but shall not apply to members who have paid their dues prior to its adoption." That Article XII be amended to read as follows: "These By-Laws may be amended at any meeting of the Board of Trustees by a two-thirds vote of the members present; provided, however, that notice of intention to amend said By-Laws has been sent to all members of said Board not less than thirty days prior to such meeting." That Section I of Article IV be amended to read as follows: "The direction and management of the affairs of the Society and the control and disposal of its property and funds shall be vested in the Board of Trustees, twenty-four in number. The Trustees shall hold office continuously. All vacancies in the Board of Trustees shall be filled by the Trustees." A special meeting of the members of the Society is hereby called and will be held on the 15th day of March, 1920, at Hubbard Memorial Hall, Washington, D. C., at two o'clock p. m., for the purpose of voting on the above amendments. By order of the Board of Managers: O. P. AUSTIN, Secretary.