Apfelbaum’s Corner – Volume 31

I recently visited Arizona and found that the people there are most concerned about their lack of abundant water. Their state is growing fast, but unless their water supply problem is soon solved, it will limit their potential population.

What has this to do with philately? Nothing, except that stamps can be used to inform people of the possible solution to this problem. Postage stamps are a fine medium of education and publicity.

Instead of the endless stream of memorial and commemorative stamps that we issue, there could be a series devoted to the engineering that will someday bring more water to our west.

Sooner or later, we will have to tap the great river and lake systems of Northern Canada and Alaska to bring bloom to our parched areas. Now is the time to tell our people how it will be done and what it will cost.

There is no better medium than postage stamps to put over that proposal.

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