National Geographic : 1935 Dec
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY GEOGRAPHIC ADMINISTRATION BUILDINGS SIXTEENTH AND M STREETS NORTHWEST, WASHINGTON, D. C. GILBERT GROSVENOR, President JOHN OLIVER LA GORCE, Vice-President ROBERT V. FLEMING, Treasurer GEO. W . HUTCHISON, Secretary HERBERT A. POOLE, Assistant Treasurer THOMAS W. McKNEW, Assistant Secretary FREDERICK V. COVILLE, Chairman Committee on Research EXECUTIVE STAFF OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE GILBERT GROSVENOR, EDITOR JOHN OLIVER LA GORCE, Associate Editor J. R . HILDEBRAND Assistant Editor MELVILLE BELL GROSVENOR Assistant Editor McFALL KERBEY Chief of School Service LEO. A . BORAH Editorial Staff ROBERT V. FLEMING President and Chairman of the Board, Riggs National Bank WALTER S. GIFFORD President American Telephone and Telegraph Co. DAVID FAIRCHILD Special Agricultural Explorer, U. S . Department of Agriculture C. HART MERRIAM Member National Academy of Sciences LYMAN J. BRIGGS Director National Bureau of Standards GEORGE R. PUTNAM Commissioner of Lighthouses, Retired THEODORE W. NOYES Editor of The Evening Star GEORGE W. HUTCHISON Secretary National Geographic Society FREDERICK SIMPICH Assistant Editor WILLIAM JOSEPH SHOWALTER Chief Research Division ALBERT H. BUMSTEAD Chief Cartographer E. JOHN LONG Editorial Staff FRANKLIN L. FISHER Chief Illustrations Division MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS Chief Foreign Editorial Staff CHARLES MARTIN Chief Photographic Laboratory LEONARD C. ROY Editorial Staff BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHARLES EVANS HUGHES JOHN J. PERSHING Chief Justice of the United States General of the Armies of United States WILLIAM V. PRATT Rear Admiral U. S. Navy, Retired RAYMOND S. PATTON Director U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey ALEXANDER WETMORE Assistant Secretary, Smithsonian Institution GILBERT GROSVENOR Editor of National Geographic Magazine J. HOWARD GORE Prof. Emeritus Mathematics, The George Washington University FREDERICK V. COVILLE Botanist, U. S. Department of Agriculture A. W. GREELY Arctic Explorer, Major General U. S. Army GEORGE OTIS SMITH Formerly Director U. S . Geological Survey O. H. TITTMANN Formerly Superintendent U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey JOHN OLIVER LA GORCE Associate Editor National Geo graphic Magazine CHARLES G. DAWES Formerly Vice-President of the United States GEORGE SHIRAS, 3D Formerly Member U. S. Con gress, Faunal Naturalist and Wild-Game Photographer ORGANIZED FOR "THE INCREASE AND DIFFUSION OF GEOGRAPHIC KNOWLEDGE" TO carry out the purposes for which it was founded forty-seven years ago the National Geographic Society publishes this Magazine monthly. All receipts are invested in the Magazine itself or ex pended directly to promote geographic knowledge. ARTICLES and photographs are desired. For material which the Magazine can use, generous remuneration is made. Contributions should be accompanied by addressed return envelope and postage. IMMEDIATELY after the terrific eruption of the world's largest crater, Mt. Katmai, in Alaska, a National Geographic Society expedition was sent to make observations of this remarkable phenom enon. Four expeditions have followed and the ex traordinary scientific data resulting given to the world. In this vicinity an eighth wonder of the world was discovered and explored-" The Valley of Ten Thou sand Smokes," a vast area of steaming, spouting fissures. As a result of The Society's discoveries this area has been created a National Monument by proclamation of the President of the United States. AT an expense of over $50,000 The Society sent a notable series of expeditions into Peru to investigate the traces of the Inca race. Their discoveries form a large share of our knowledge of a civilization waning when Pizarro first set foot in Peru. THE Society also had the honor of sub scribing a substantial sum to the expedition of Admiral Peary, who discovered the North Pole, and contributed $75,000 to Admiral Byrd's Antarctic Ex peditions. NOT long ago The Society granted $25,000, and in addition $75,000 was given by individual members to the Government when the congressional appropriation for the purpose was insufficient, and the finest of the giant sequoia trees of California were thereby saved for the American people. THE Society's notable expeditions to New Mexico have pushed back the historic hori zons of the Southwestern United States to a period nearly eight centuries before Columbus crossed the At lantic. By dating the ruins of the vast communal dwellings in that region The Society's researches have solved secrets that have puzzled historians for three hundred years. The Society is sponsoring an ornithological survey of Venezuela. TO further the study of solar radiation in re lation to long range weather forecastings, The Society has appropriated $65,000 to enable the Smith sonian Institution to establish a station for six years on Mt. Brukkaros, in South West Africa. 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