National Geographic : 1994 Nov
On Assignment T graduated from college on a Sunday and started work at NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC the next day," says master printer FRANK OLIVERIO, Assistant Vice President for Production Services (above, cen ter). That was 36 years and three and-a -half billion magazines ago. During that first year, Frank recalls, "I worked on Luis Marden's 'The Islands Called Fiji.' So I really enjoyed finally showing him our presses." Now retired, Luis, at right, among myriad exploits, discovered the wreck of H.M .S. Bounty. He and Associate Editors William L. Allen, at left, and Rob ert M. Poole look over pages at the Ringier America plant in Corinth, Mississippi, where the magazine is printed. Says Frank of Luis, "He is a real part of Society history." As is Frank, who retired in Sep tember. "You don't stay somewhere for this long without a lot of pride in the organization," he says. Writers are always looking for strong leads-even on the dance floor. SANDRA DIBBLE (right, at right), who wrote about Oaxaca in this issue, takes a turn with Leyla Aquino de Canell at a festival in Juchitan, "where the first dance is just for women," says Sandra. "The men there are the wallflowers." The highlands of Oaxaca with their precolonial traditions are a magical place to Sandra. Born in Egypt and raised in Europe and the Middle East, she could speak Ara bic, French, and Spanish before she earned a master's degree in journal ism at Columbia University. During ten years at the Miami Heraldshe specialized in immigrant communi ties and shared a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Nicaraguan contras. She now reports from Tijuana for the San Diego Union-Tribune. DAVID ALAN HARVEY NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC (ISSN0027-9358) IS PUBLISHEDMONTHLY BYTHENATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY,1145 17THST. N.W., WASHINGTON, D. C. 20036-4688. $24.00 A YEAR,$2.65 A COPY. SECOND-CLASSPOSTAGEPAID AT WASHINGTON,D. C., ANDELSEWHERE.POSTMASTER:SEND ADDRESSCHANGESTO NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC,P.O . BOX 2174, WASHINGTON,D. C. 20013.