OUR BOUQUET CORNER
I desire to take this occasion to compliment you upon
the excellent article which appears in the last issue of The
Regional Review by Roy Edgar Appleman, headed "The Star Spangled
Banner at Fort McHenry."
Each one of our members, I am certain, would be very
much interested if he could read this article concerning the origin of
the National Anthem. Our Society celebrated the 125th anniversary of
the writing of the poem last September, so that the time is appropriate
for the article referred to. Would it be possible for you to mail a copy
to the membership of the General Society of the War of 1812? . . .
May I again express the sentiment that the work [of
the National Park Service] is of distinct and immeasurable value to the
MILO FREDERICK McALPIN,
of the War of 1812.
New York City.
[The Review plans to reissue Mr. Appleman' s article.]
Recently my attention was called to the article in The Regional
Review published by you in June, 1939, entitled "Stolen Waters --- in
Tennessee." This article is by Harry S. Ladd. . .
I have been very much struck by the presentation of the subject I live
on Lookout Mountain, and have lived here in Chattanooga all my life. The
way Mr. Ladd handles what might easily be handled in a very dry way is most unusual and
I ran across this article when securing data to support a presentation
of an application for a radio station in Chattanooga. . . .
JOHN A. CHAMBLISS,
Region One of the
National Park Service deserves high praise for its scholarly and
attractive magazine, The Regional Review. You are making a real
contribution to history, both from the scholarly and the popular
LESTER J. CAPPON,
University of Virginia.
GET ALONG LITTLE DOGGEREL
Your editorial on telepathic transmission of kitchen
doggerel has been duly noted. Such matter is transmitted over the
private telegraph wires of various corporations during lulls in
business. It is disseminated with the speed of light and, believe me,
H. C. DIETZER,
Magnolia State Park.
[Professor Michelson's determination of the velocity of
light is 299,853,000 meters a second, a good racking gait, but The Review
doubts that even backyard poesy is amenable to the laws of