National Geographic : 1939 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE rnotograpn Dy Bernard f. Kogers, Jr. THE SOUND OF RUNNING WATER MINGLES WITH MOSLEM PRAYERS AT BURSA Fish swim in the basin as sun and rain come through the open roof of the Great Mosque. twisting, grating lurch of our crowded vehi cle, and merrily off through a wheatfield raced our two left rear wheels. An hour's sweltering pause for repairs plunged me into friendly discourse with an inspector of the Tobacco Monopoly. Together we visited one of the new model villages in which the Turkish Government is resettling colonies of its people. Since 1923, some 712,000 such Turks have been re-established within the boundaries of the Republic and put to self-sustaining work (Plates XV and XVI). In the factory of the Tobacco Monopoly, cigarettes were being spewed out of ma- chines with uncanny speed. Samsun and Izmir are the two chief centers of tobacco growing. The United States imports mil lions of pounds of the Turkish crop (page 39 and Plate XV). "Will you come back and visit us again?" called an acquaintance from the platform as the train rolled out shortly before dawn. "Of course!" I shouted back. "Elbette!" -e choing the most-repeated word I had heard in this forward-marching land. Can such a thing be done? Can we win in this complicated game of life? Of course! In my memories of Atatiirk's republic I inscribe it beside the star-and-crescent. INDEX FOR JULY-DECEMBER, 1938, VOLUME READY Index for Volume LXXIV (July-December, 1938) of the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE will be mailed upon request to members who bind their copies as works of reference.