National Geographic : 1984 Dec
other fired the national instincts of the clans and brought unity and independence to his people. His defeat of King Edward's forces at Stirling ral lied the Scots, and that fervor never died. So en shrined is Wallace's heroism in Scottish hearts that his statue stands to the right as you enter Edinburgh Castle. To the left is Robert Bruce. William Wallace Fraser, New York Great Gray Owl Michael Quinton, in his article on the great gray owl (July 1984), mentioned the American Bird ing Association's list of Most Wanted Birds. I'd never heard of it. Now that I have, I'd sure like to know their "top ten." Tommy DeMarco Eatonia, Saskatchewan They are asfollows: Bachman's warbler, Califor nia condor, ivory-billed woodpecker, greatgray owl, black rail,gyrfalcon, borealowl, yellow rail, aplomadofalcon, and Eskimo curlew. Mr.Quinton's story of the great gray owl was ab solutely marvelous. His report showed me what an incredible creature the great gray is. One question still lingers in my mind, though-is the great gray considered endangered? Peter Bilden Zionsville, Indiana The great gray owl is not on the U. S. endangered species list. In Canada-its basic range-it is considered"rare,"a rankingbelow "threatened." Cover Thank you so much for the March 1984 issue and the article on lasers. The cover alone must have attracted world comment. Last evening I took that issue to school for the evening study period for our Grade Sevens, all local kids of the Lunda Ndembu tribe. Most of them tilted the cover at various angles, exclaimed on the different color effects, and then went on with their studies. But one more curious than the rest took the magazine to a quiet corner of the room, studied the cover very carefully from different angles, and four dif ferent times cautiously opened the magazine to see where the rest of the bird was! Brother Joseph Weissling Mwinilunga, Zambia Letters should be addressedto Members Forum, National Geographic Magazine, Box 37448, Washington, D. C. 20013, and should include sender's address and telephone number. Not all letters can be used. Those that are will often be edited and excerpted. Members Forum Whirlpool Cool-Line® service: A helping hand at home. S!!!i!J . 11n S, ..... 1,- 11i m ImIIaB lill!111II tI11111 Back in1967, Whirlpool decided it was important for customers to have someone to talk to whenever they had questions about any of our appliances. The result of that decision was the establishment of our toll-free Cool-Line service* Today, after more than sixteen years and two million calls, our Cool-Line service isstill going strong. Infact, we now receive over 250,000 calls annually from cus tomers inneed of help and information. The enormous number of calls received through our 24-hour Cool-Line 800 service 1253-1301 obviously means a wide variety of questions. Information on appli ance installation, clothes stains, food storage hints, ruined recipes and the location of authorized service companies are just a few of the reasons customers call our Cool-Line service. Whirlpool's 24-hour, toll-free Cool-Line service. It's a quick and easy way to save time and money. And another way we help make your world a little easier. *Call800-253-1301. In Alaska and Hawaii,800-253-1121 . In Michigan, 800-632-2243. WhirlOpfo1 Home Appliances Making your world a little easier.