National Geographic : 1981 Oct
Anew house and new dreams. Stay around to share those dreams. You've saved and worked hard to buy your first house. Now you want to be around to enjoy it. So if you have high blood pressure, don't take chances. Take your pills, control your weight, cut down on salt. Do whatever your doctor prescribes. You can control your high blood pressure if you stay on your treatment every day, no matter how you feel. High blood pressure. Treat it and live. National High Blood Pressure Education Program, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, U.S . Department of Health and Human Services INDEX AVAILABLE I took advantage of your free magazine index of fer for the July to December 1980 issues and was thrilled with it. Could you tell me when the next index will be ready? Mrs. N. L. Kitteridge Payson, Utah The January-June 1981 index is now available. In addition, a 100-page supplement will be avail able next month. It covers the years 1977 through 1981 and costs $1.00. A member may obtain it free with purchase of the 452-page NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC INDEX, 1947-1976, at $9.95. APPIAN WAY Pure joy. I laughed out loud. I was reading in bed.Itwas3a.m. Iam 84. Mrs. C. Walter Johnson Torrington, Connecticut The superficiality and lack of historical exacti tude make this article worthy of Hollywood's view of ancient history. G. Alessi Hillegem, Belgium Thank you for the beautiful photographs of the Via Appia Antica. So much of our history is to be found all around us, rather than only in muse ums, that it becomes part of our daily lives. Dr. Emilio Tommasi Italian Travel Commissioner New York City A slander of Italy and the Italian people. Frank J. Costa University of Akron, Ohio A gem of wit, information, and style. I loved it. Bravo! Bravissimo! Karolyn Curtis Carlton San Diego, California A magnificent article. Handled with superb skill and well researched historically. T. Steven Tegu Rhode Island College Providence, Rhode Island WILD CARGO As the largest retailer of scrimshaw in the state, I must take strong exception to the information that appeared in your article. The photograph of our artists' work, which accompanied the article, mentioned use of illegal materials. None of the ivory in that picture is fresh walrus. Lahaina Scrimshaw Factory neither buys nor uses fresh NationalGeographic, October 1981 9"11111111-0gHBBM~i W" t~tBii"-""