National Geographic : 1936 Jan
Photograph by Master Sergeant G. B. Gilbert © N. G. S. Attaining New Heights of Geographic Conquest SOARING higher than man has ever gone before-72,395 feet (13.71 miles) above sea level-Capt. Albert W. Stevens and Capt. Orvil A. Anderson in the National Geographic Society-U. S. Army Air Corps balloon Explorer II secured much new scientific data of great value to contribute to the world's knowledge of the stratosphere. The story of their courageous achievement, a challenge to the imagination of old and young, is told in detail in this issue of your NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE. Like the many other expeditions placed in the field by The Society during the past 48 years, the conquest of the stratosphere was made possible by the loyal support of The Society's membership. As a member, you can rightfully feel that you were one of the sponsors of this fruitful and dra matic assault upon the frontiers of space. But among your friends there are many who would like to have a part in The Society's work-to share with you the personal satisfaction, the pleasure, and the benefits of mem bership. Will you give your friends this opportunity by nominat ing them on the form below? Will you insure your Society's continued progress by securing at least one new member? Each new member helps to extend The Society's re searches and educational activities-helps to make your Magazine better and brighter, an even more useful instru ment for the diffusion of geographic information. DETACH HERE-OR NOMINATE BY LETTER IF YOU PREFER NOT TO CUT YOUR MAGAZINE Nomination for Membership 1936 Secretary, National Geographic Society, Sixteenth and M Streets N. W., Washington, D. C. I nominate for membership in the National Geographic Society: (1) Name Address_________ (Occupation). (2) Name . .. Address (Occupation) (3) Name Address ---- (Occupation) (1) [Name and Address of Nominating Member) DUE Annual membership in U. S., $3.00; Canada, $3.50; abroad, S$4.00; life membership, $100. Please make remittances pay able to the National Geographic Society. Please remit by check, draft, postal or express order. The membership fee includes annual subscription to THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE.