National Geographic : 1956 Oct
Two monuments to a nation's greatness... A boy and Hoover Dam ... Together, they stand for conservation - and each, in a particular way, helps to explain the greatness of America. A massive monument to the conservation of natural resources, the dam tames the waters of the mighty Colorado to provide power, irrigation, flood control and one of the Southwest's most exciting tourist attrac tions, Lake Mead. Unforgettably blue and 115 miles long, Lake Mead is the greatest man-made reservoir in the world. It offers swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking and camp ing in a highly scenic vacationland. The boy, as a member of a Boys' Club, stands as a monument, too - to the conservation of human re sources. His club is part of Boys' Clubs of America which this year celebrates its 50th Anniversary. De scribed by J. Edgar Hoover, a member of the National SINCLAIR SALUTES THE BOYS' CLUBS OF AMERICA for t in building character and developing well-adjusted citizens row's world. Under the guidance of National Board Chairma Hoover, the dedicated adult leaders of these 437 clubs ha their faith in the quality of youth, in the belief that a man ne so tall as when he bends to help a boy. Board of Directors, as "a vital institution in the life of our nation," the Boys' Club movement helps more than 400,000 boys to better citizenship through worth while activities. Two monuments to conservation: one, over 700 feet high - the other, less than 5. The men who built the dam can stand back and look at it with pride and satisfaction. But the Boys' Club men who are building tomorrow's citizens can be prouder still - for their handiwork is the hope of America. FREE Tour Information If you would like to visit Lake Mead National Recrea tional Area, or drive anywhere in the U. S . A ., let us help plan your motor trip. Write: Tour Bureau, Sinclair Oil Corporation, 600 Fifth Avenue, New York 20, N. Y. - ask for our colorful National Parks Map.