REGIONAL REVIEW REPRINTS
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
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
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.