National Geographic : 1935 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Franklin Adams HERE THE "MOTHER GOOSE" HAT IS STILL IN STYLE Like a picture out of an old storybook or a vision of witches at Halloween is the sight of the country women of Santa Maria, with their tall, quaint headgear, aprons, and canes. Their cattle are particularly large and many are shipped to Lisbon. On this island some of the sailors of Columbus went ashore to offer prayers of thanksgiving after the first voyage to the New World (see text, page 65). Azorian, no matter where he may roam, when he thinks of his islands, so radiant, so clean, so fresh, so green. Ilhas dos Acores, Islands of Hawks; islands of sweet-singing birds, native and migratory! Today birdmen vie with the feathered folk in piercing the blue and, like the birds of passage, make these islands ports of call. This outpost of Europe, with its harbors for seaplanes and its field for land planes, seems destined to become an important North Atlantic air base. To those who love the sea and find long voyages restful, transatlantic aircraft cannot, in our day, supersede ships of the deep; but there will be many who will fly the future oceanic airways. In this fast-moving age, floating air dromes, like great sea gulls at rest on the waters, may in time become ports for ships of the air; but these friendly Portuguese islands will remain refreshing bits of earth and verdure in the wide Atlantic. Notice of change of address of your NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE should be received in the offices of the National Geographic Society by the first of the month to affect the following month's issue. For instance, if you desire the address changed for your March number, The Society should be notified of your new address not later than February first.