13 Volume 5, No. 1, July 1932



Volume 5 No. 1 – July 1, 1932

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Nature Notes is produced by the National Park Service. © 1932

Greetings for 1932

By D. S. Libbey, Park Naturalist

Again we invite you to come up to Crater Lake National Park and sojourn with us for a time. This year the excessive snow fall of the past winter has made the season unusually late. But now the camp fires are beginning to appear each night on the moraine and the Naturalist programs are in full operation.

To you who have been visitors during past seasons we suggest that you plan your vacation and enjoy the trip or trips you may have omitted previous years. This summer the exhibits along the parapet of the Sinnott Memorial Building are available. It is quite interesting to see the specimens in the display boxes and then to look through the binoculars and actually see the place from which the exhibit material was obtained. Hourly lectures are given by the Ranger-Naturalist. In case you failed to take the Rim Drive last season you will find road conditions more favorable this year. A sunset drive to the foot of the Watchman is added this year.

We wish you would plant to visit us again and enjoy one or all of the following activities:

The hike up Garfield Peak
Afternoon on Crater Lake
Sinnott Memorial Parapet displays – hourly lectures
Rim Drive Auto Caravan
Sunset Drive to foot of the Watchman
Wizard Island Exploration and long lake trip

In this issue we wish to introduce the members of the Research and Educational Staff for 1932.

Mr. Lincoln Constance of last season’s staff is back. He received his M. A. Degree from the University of California last May with major work in the field of botany.

Mr. Earl W. Count of the Zoology Department, San Jose State College is with us at Crater Lake. Mr. Count is a graduate of Williams College, a graduate student in Archeology, University of California and has been on the Naturalist Staff at Grand Canyon for the past three years.

Mr. Edward L. Clark, an Instructor in Geology, University of Missouri, is beginning his work in a particularly enthusiastic manner. Mr. Clark has his M. A. Degree from the University of Iowa and nearly two years additional graduate training at the University of Missouri.

Our host at the Community House of previous years, Mr. Ray Henderson, is back again. You will recall his delightful programs characterized by song, story, informative talks and attractive moving pictures.

It is with pleasure we present our staff for this season. May we have the opportunity to serve you.

Program of Stephen T. Mather Plaque Dedication

By D. S. Libbey

of the

Crater Lake National Park

July 4, 1932 2:25 P. M.

Introductory remarks: Park Naturalist D. S. Libbey
Solo: “Hills of Home” by Miss Agnes Petzold
with violin obligate accompaniment
Invocation: Rev. W. R. Baird, First Christian
Church, Medford, Oregon
Song: “The Land of the Empire Builder” by Trio
composed of: Miss Agnes Petzold
Miss Margaret Hammerbacker
Miss Lucile Cummings
Address and Presentation of The Stephen T. Mather Plaque:
  Judge Robert W. Sawyer, Bend, Oregon
Member of the National Committee, The
Stephen T. Mather Appreciation
Acceptance of The Mather Memorial Plaque:
  Mr. Elbert C. Solinsky, Superintendent,
Crater Lake National Park and member The
Stephen T. Mather Appreciation
Song: “America” by the Trio and Audience

The Bronze Memorial Tablet was placed in the Information Bureau on the Rim to commemorate Stephen T. Mather, organizer and first Director of the National Park Service. It is the gift of The Stephen T. Mather Appreciation, Washington, D. C., and association of friends and admirers of Mr. Mather. The plaque was placed in the Information Bureau awaiting such a time when an installation may be made on a suitable boulder which shall be placed adjacent to The Mather Tree. Snow conditions prevented the installation now.


Presentation of Stephen T. Mather Plaque

By Judge Robert W. Sawyer

An extract from his Presentation Address is as follows:

“Upon Mr. Mather’s death last year friends associated themselves in the Stephen T. Mather Appreciation for the purpose of creating a suitable memorial to him. The one finally chosen is in the form of a plaque bearing as its inscription the words of the Honorable Louis C. Cramton regarding Mr. Mather. One of these plaques is today being presented and dedicated in each of the national parks – themselves a memorial to our departed friend, a great citizen and a devoted public servant.

“As a member of the national committee, the Stephen T. Mather Appreciation and on its behalf it is my honor and privilege to present this plaque to Crater Lake National Park to be set up here as a perpetual memorial to Stephen T. Mather. In the words of in inscription, ‘He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policy which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.'”