National Geographic : 1981 Dec
Members Forum Congratulations on Members Forum. This is what was missing. I am delighted. Carlos Sikes Long Island City, New York Sue S. McCann Arnold, Maryland The timely, meaty articles on world trouble spots and the Members Forum are excellent, and evi dence of the vitality of your organization. John Simmons University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas I heartily approve of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC publishing the onions as well as the orchids. Dennis J. Shank Lawrence, Massachusetts The first batch of communications is so severely edited and condensed that the flavor is lost. Edward H. Devoe Frankenmuth, Michigan It would seriously restrictthe number and vari ety of letters if we were to publish our members' thoughts in theirentirety. Over the years I've thought that a Letters to the Editor column in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC would be an asset to the journal. Well ... I've just read the first one. Please, no! I've never read such drivel. Name withheld by request Baltimore, Maryland Response to this new feature has been over whelmingly favorable. Ofthe hundreds of letters addressed to Members Forum, there have been few complaints. VIETNAMESE FISHERMEN The Vietnamese described in your excellent Sep tember article are in the finest tradition of minor ity groups that preceded them and made our country the great nation it is today. They have clearly earned their place in America! Bill Mella Los Angeles, California A land that is itself stricken with drought, declin ing water tables, and diminishing resources is in SOME WOMEN HAVE SUCCESS WRITTEN ALL OVER THEM. CROSS' SINCE 1846 14K gold filled or sterling silver ball pen and pencil set with leather Pen Purse®. Lifetime mechanical guarantee. Suggested prices $75 the set; $37.50 each.