National Geographic : 1967 Oct
KODACHROMEBYJAMESE. RUSSELL() N.G.S . Building for the future: On a 100-acre sylvan site near Gaithersburg, Maryland, rises the Society's new Membership Operations Building-a project directed by Secretary Doyle, left. With Dr. Payne and Dr. Grosvenor he holds a painting of the completed building presented by Mr. Fred E. Jones, right, representative of the architects, Mills, Petticord and Mills. Containing 50 percent more floor space than the Society's Washing ton headquarters (page 576), the structure will accommodate the hundreds of employees needed to keep membership lists up to date, assure prompt delivery of the magazine and other Society publications, and deal annually with some seven million pieces of mail. the George Washington Honor Medal of the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge. "Unfailing in courtesy, unswerving in integrity, uncompromising in discharge of responsibility, Tom McKnew has made excel lence with compassion the watchwords of his life. We know him to be sympathetic and forbearing, though never indulgent of half hearted effort or shoddiness of work.... We salute Thomas Willson McKnew with all af fection and esteem." 590 The eventful June meeting of the Board included election of a new Trustee, Washing ton attorney Arthur B. Hanson, who, like his father before him, serves as the Society's General Counsel. He also represents a num ber of other learned organizations, and in 1957 was elected to the American Law In stitute. Three times awarded the Bronze Star for valor in World War II in the Pacific, Mr. Hanson is a brigadier general in the Active Marine Corps Reserve.