During the past few days we have asked a number of
people to outline what they thought the objectives of the REGIONAL
REVIEW should be. Although the answers were expressed in many different
ways, the general opinion was that the two main objectives of the REVIEW
were to keep the personnel in the Service informed on current topics and
interesting developments, and to present to those outside the National
Park Service a vivid picture of the importance of both National and
State Parks and Shrines to the average American.
For this reason, the REGIONAL REVIEW is your
magazine. If you have read this far, you are interested in the
recreational, historic and the many other broad conservation interests
tied in with our state and national parks.
Whether or not you are an official of the National
Park Service, the editors wish to extend an invitation to you. We want
you to make the REVIEW your medium of expression. Little items about the
wildlife, unusual trees or flowers, some new light on an old accepted
historic fact - these make your magazine more interesting and increase
its value. At the same time such items help you to sell your state and
your park to everyone who sees a copy of the REVIEW. And it goes into
many offices between the oceans.
Pictures as important. Clear snapshots, showing
unusual views, make the magazine colorful and attractive. An old Chinese
proverb says "One picture is worth ten thousand words". We do know that
one excellent photograph will help to increase interest in your
particular subject or in your park.
We should like to see articles, too. If you have a
good idea in your system, spill it on paper and send it in. We could sit
down to this typewriter and pound out the entire magazine, but if we
did, you would find it dull and uninteresting. To be alive and vital and
forceful, the REGIONAL REVIEW must express the thoughts and ideas of
So to make your magazine the outstanding success it
deserves to be, blow the dust off your typewriter and dig your camera
out of the corner. Look around you. Write down the most interesting fact
you know about your park or about your particular line of work. If you
can, make a picture to illustrate what you say. Make several pictures
and you will not have to write so many words.
Send in your efforts and we'll return the compliment
with a special REGIONAL REVIEW, which is interesting, readable and
important to both you and the Service.
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