National Geographic : 1984 Feb
Members Forum Kamehameha Your November 1983 article on "Kamehameha - Hawaii's Warrior King" was carefully re searched, masterfully written, and perfectly timed. We received copies of the article in time to present it as testimony in a congressional hearing October 18 to consider designating Fort DeRussy in Honolulu as Kamehameha the Great National Monument. I presented the article as a lasting statement on Hawaiian and, thus, American his tory. I very much appreciate your honoring the Hawaiian people through recognition of this great man. Cecil Heftel Member of Congress 1st District, Hawaii The jaw depicted on page 566 is not that of a war rior but that of a six- to seven-year-old child. This is based on the presence of a six-year molar and five deciduous teeth in the lower left quadrant. Thomas H. Wingo, D.D.S. Hammond, Louisiana We were aware the jaw is that of a child. But, as we pointedout, such remainsare reveredin Maui as symbolic of the battle of Wailuku, which may have involved warriors' families. The bones, however, have not been dated and may be more recent than Kamehameha's time. Honduras My congratulations to Gen. Gustavo Alvarez Martinez of Honduras (November 1983) on be ing elected by his Congress as commander in chief. However, his position is not unique in the world. The commander in chief of the army of Switzerland is elected by the joint sessions of both houses of the Swiss Federal Assembly in case of war or mobilization of the army. Ladislaus G. Stampa Scarborough, Ontario The U. S. commander in chief, the President, is also elected-by the people-every four years. I was amused to discover in your article on Hon duras that when people fight against a regime in Nicaragua, it is called "rebel forces" against a "leftist regime." Yet when the same thing happens in El Salvador, the words chosen are "terrorist" or "guerrillas" against "U. S.-backed government troops." Peace in war-torn Central America cannot be achieved until all outside Whirlpool Cool-Line® service: A dream come true. Back in 1967, Whirlpool decided it was important for customers to have someone to talk to whenever they had questions about any of our appliances. The result of that decision was the establishment of our toll-free Cool-Line service* Today, after more than sixteen years and two million calls, our Cool-Line service isstill going strong. Infact, we now receive over 200,000 calls annually from cus tomers inneed of help and information. The enormous number of calls received through our 24-hour Cool-Line 800 service 253-130 obviously means a wide variety of questions. Information on appli ance installation, clothes stains, food storage hints, ruined recipes and the location of authorized service companies are just a few of the reasons customers call our Cool-Line service. Whirlpool's 24-hour, toll-free Cool-Line service. It's a quick and easy way to save time and money. And to our way of thinking, that's a dream come true. *Call800-253-1301. In Alaska and Hawaii, 800-253-1121. In Michigan, 800-632-2243. Whirlp ol Home Appliances Making your world a little easier.