The Regional Review

Volume IV - Nos. 4 & 5

April-May, 1940

The Regional Review

Vol. IV 1940 Nos. 4 & 5


The Review has been more repetitious than it would prefer to be in its periodic lamentations over the scarcity of preserved copies of the earlier issues, particularly those of July, August and September, 1938 (Vol. I, Nos. 1, 2 and 3). Requests for them now are placed on a waiting list, and libraries and similar institutions are served only as rapidly as the recovery of readers' copies will permit.

Action just taken by the Service's printing committee brings unexpected but substantial aid that is welcomed with keen enthusiasm and warm gratitude. The committee decided to apply a part of its funds to issuance by the Government Printing Office of 11 booklets containing reprints of a total of 17 articles which have appeared in The Review. Some of the materials selected for republication were produced in the early numbers which no longer are available for distribution. The reprint series thus will help materially in bridging a gap that long has caused editorial chagrin.

The articles, all of them primarily historical in character, are by Elbert Cox, Russell Baker, A. R. Kelly, Alfred F. Hopkins, Herbert E. Kahler, Edwin W. Small, Roy Edgar Appleman, Charles W. Porter, Joseph S. Hall, V. R. Ludgate, Thor Borresen and Hugh Awtrey. The studies relate to 11 Service areas: Morristown, Vicksburg, Ocmulgee, the Great Smokies, New Echota, Fort Marion, Perry's Victory Memorial, Salem Maritime, George Washington Birthplace, and Forts Pulaski and Jefferson.


Two of The Review's nonsalaried contributors received compliments recently when permission was requested by other editors for republication of articles.

Conservation, the bimonthly journal issued by the American Forestry Association, intends to reproduce Myron H. Avery's "The Appalachian Trail and the Shenandoah and Great Smokies" (Vol. IV, No. 1, pp. 21-26).

Similarly, a neat posy was tucked into the authorial lapel of Harvey F. Benson when the Appalachian Trail Conference asked permission to use "The Skyline Drive: A Brief History of a Mountaintop Motorway" (Vol. IV, No. 2, pp. 3-10) in its forthcoming Guides to Paths in the Blue Ridge.


The casual originality of the public is always a build-up tonic for those Service representatives who, from their stations in national parks and monuments, watch the streams of visitors go endlessly by. No trifling part of American inventiveness, the employees observe, finds expression in the field of titles.

Superintendent Holland, of Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia, records with some pride an unsolicited cognomination which greatly extends the scope of his duties. He already had been addressed as "Commander," "Commandant," "Commanding Chief," "Chief," and "Manager." Now comes a new correspondent who elevates him to the titulary heights of "Recording Secretary." That, it appears to The Review, rounds out a fulsome career.


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Date: 04-Jul-2002