National Geographic : 1957 Sep
W HEN Conrad Wirth, Director of the National Park Service, was elected a National Geographic Society Trustee, a new chapter opened in the long story of cooperation between the organizations. For more than 40 years the Park Service and The Society have worked together to preserve America's priceless heritage. A notable example was the 1920 contribution of $100,000 by The Society and its mem bers to purchase 2,239 acres of California's giant sequoias, added to Sequoia National Park. Your Society financed seven expeditions to Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico. Removal of 100,000 tons of debris revealed a massive communal dwelling, one of the most densely settled spots in pre-Columbian North America, gave new insight into our continent's history, and added an imposing relic to the national park system. The Society pioneered in exploring Carlsbad Caverns, now also a national park. In 1910 The Magazine's editorial support helped establish Montana's Glacier National Park. A Society-sponsored expedition first entered the spectacular Valley cf 10,000 Smokes, now part of Alaska's Katmai National Monument. "The untiring efforts of The Society and its mem bers," says Mr. Wirth, "have contributed greatly to a park system that now embraces more than 23,000,000 acres and receives 60,000,000 visitors a year." Glaciers and deserts, mountains and caves-these are monuments marking the joint efforts of The Society and the Park Service to conserve for America's tomor row the unspoiled wonders of a primeval yesterday. Members of The Society satisfy a curiosity about the world through its official journal, THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE. Their enthusiastic nomina tion of friends for membership tells the story of The Society's phenomenal growth. Members receive the Magazine and its 10-color maps without cost beyond their annual dues, less than non-member subscriptions. Those interested in The Society's work and its Magazine but who do not know a member should inquire (below) concerning membership. Introducing Conrad L. Wzrth, newest mem ber of the National Geographic Society's Board of Trustees. Elected to the Board on June 19, 1957, Mr. Wirth has been associated with the National Park Service for 26 years and its director since 1951. THE SECRETARY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY WASHINGTON 6, D. C. CANDIDATE FOR MEMBERSHIP (PLEASE PRINT) STREET CITY, ZONE, STATE MEMBERSHIP DUES OF $6.50 INCLUDE SUBSCRIPTION TO THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Please fill in section that applies: SI NOMINATE for membership the candidate above. (Use separate sheet for additional nominations.) - (GIFT MEMBERSHIP) I nominate and enclose $ for dues of candidate shown at upper right. Please send gift card to recipient. D Yes L No L I DESIRE INFORMATION regarding membership and the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE. (Fill in upper form.) FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1958. $6.50 rate applies in United States, U.S. Poss., and Canada. Countries in the Postal Union of the Americas and Spain, $7.00 . Elsewhere, $8.00 . (Determined by postage differentials.) Life Membership, $150.00 U.S. funds. Make remittances payable to and send direct to National Geographic Society. 9-57 NOMINATOR (PLEASE PRINT) STREET CITY, ZONE, STATE Members and others interested in The Society's work may make gifts or bequests of money, securities, or other property for "the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge." Such gifts are deductible for tax purposes.