National Geographic : 1952 Dec
+ Postal Clerks Sort Copies of the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC There is cause to wonder what the mail-laden postman must think each month as The Magazine's delivery date comes around. Owing to its high-quality coated paper, the average copy weighs 14 ounces. Last September's is sue (shown), with The So ciety's map of the Far East inserted, weighed two ounces more. La Jolla got 587 copies. They made a stack 21 feet high (page 757). - Scientists of the Scripps In stitution of Oceanography take the Pacific's temperature three times a day. Readings aid re search in tides, currents, waves, and fish productivity. The United States Navy, cooperat ing, occasionally provides a helicopter, which, hovering above the surface, takes quick readings across a wide area. This view includes the heli copter's tire and tail assembly on the Scripps pier. Lt. Harry Snodden, a Navy pilot, and Dr. Carl Hubbs wear dye markers to stain the water an attention-calling green in event they are forced down at sea. Dr. Hubbs carries a coil of cable and a casting ther mometer for taking measure ments in heavy surf. An au thority on whales, he watches many of the 600 passing through La Jolla waters each season (page 772).