National Geographic : 1983 Dec
Members Forum WASHINGTON'S OLD POST OFFICE Your feature (September 1983) was very interest ing, but requires correction of one item. The peal of bells is not "the only replicas ever cast of those in London's Westminster Abbey." Another com plete peal is hung in Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, British Columbia. George S. Elliott Fremont, California The Christ Church bells are replicas of Westmin ster Abbey's bells as they existed in 1929. In 1971 six of the old bells were recastandfour new ones added. The Old PostOffice bells are the only du plicates of the currentpeal at Westminster. TULSA In "High-Flying Tulsa" (September 1983), you refer to the Gilcrease Museum's collection of U. S. Western art, mentioning the more popular masters Remington, Russell, etc. I would call your attention to another master displayed at the Gilcrease: Solon H. Borglum. Unlike his con temporaries of the late 19th to early 20th century, he was a realcowboy, the first cowboy sculptor, and his "portraits" of horses show him to be one of the two or three finest equestrian sculptors in the history of art. John B. Kelley Wilton, Connecticut I find it very disturbing that you highlighted the likes of Mr. Roger Hardesty. While he may have made it as a businessman, I find it difficult to believe that people have a passion for the cold blooded killing of some of the most magnificent animals on the face of our earth, not to mention stuffing them for display in their living rooms. Shame on you for running this back to back with the "Living Sands of the Namib." Fritz Veal Tucson, Arizona NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC neither approves nor disapproves of the subject matter in our photo graphs. We show the world as it is, allowing our readersto make theirown judgments. ULTRALIGHTS I greatly enjoyed Luis Marden's excellent article "The Bird Men" (August 1983). My only regret is that he failed to mention, among other pioneers, NOTHING DEFINES A WOMAN LIKE ELEGANCE. CROSS SINCE 1846 And what better definition for elegance than Cross for Women. Now in satin black with convenient pen purse. Lifetime mechanical guarantee. Suggested prices from $16.50 to $75.