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The Guam Recorcler iorians on the other side of the world. On page 9, March 1939 edition of the Guam,Recorcler,tlne well-knolvn novelist Charles Ford asserts that Magell:rn anchored at Talofofo which is on the opirosite side of the island, facing the east, instead of at Umatac. Antonio Pigafetta who was the chronicler of Magellan's expedition in his account "Navigation and Discovery of the Northern Indies," gave some informi-rtion that Magellan landed in Guam. Some local students of history in Guam do not agree with the generally accepted belief dhat Magellan landed in Guam. Through industrious and intelligent research, these desirable informations miglrt develop. The people of Guam await authentic data on this question. GUAM QUESTTONS AND ANSIVERS

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migrating westward early in the morning of the 6th of March, with service personnel aboard, eager to participate in the celebration. The Boy Scouts of America nnder the leadership of ScoutmasterG. R. Barlow, Q.l{.1c, U.S.\L, embarked in a Navy motor launch at Navy Landing, Piti, on Malch 6, for Umatac. The Magellan Monument on the eastern part of Umatac which was erected by the Guam Teachers' Association on March 6, 1926, was the scene of the celebration this year. l-eature of the opening of the celebration was the Welcome Address delivered by Mr. Sanchez. Significant was the special program wherein Magellan's voyage was recited by the Native school children of thal, village. More educational in aspect was the song "Alexander's Rag Time Band" which, Mr. Sanchez says, was the center of attraction. There were many other dialogues presented by the residents of Umatac. The remarks by the Aide for Civil Administration at the conclusion of the program in which he expressed his appreciation of the excellent program presented by the community added a great deal to enliven the occasion. The celebration this year is not only of special interest to the people of Guam but also to his-

Q.l-Date Island of Guam becamea possessionof the United States. A.-The Island of Guam becamea possessionof the United States on 1 February 1899" Guam was captured on 20 June 1898 during the Spanish-American War by the U.S.S. Charleston, comrnandedby Captain Henry Glass,U.S.NI. Q.2-The Island of Guam Seal. A.-The Guam Seal emblem with a coconut tree and an outrigger canoe,symbolizes,( 1) The coconut tree represents the most irnportant product of the island; (2) The outrigger canoe symbolizes the early fame of the Chamorros in their skill in manning the caj'ioeas seen by Magellan who called it the "Flying Froas", and the means for their inter-island communication. Q.3--The Island of Guam l\{otto. {.-'(Qgnp fOr GUam." Q.4-The Island of Guam Flower. A.-Morning Glory. Vernacular: Abubu; Scientific name: Ipomea Choisiana. Q.5-The Island of Guam Bird. A.-Rose'Crowned Fruit Pigeon. Vernacular': Totot; Scientific name: Ptilopus Roseincapillus. Q.6-Derivative of the name Guam. A.-The name Guam derived from the original natives who called it 'lGuahan"-1nszning perhaps the land of plenty.

The Guam Recorder (1924 - 1940) Seventeenth Anniversary  

In partnership with the Micronesian Area Research Center, Guampedia is e-publishing the Guam Recorder. The Guam Recorder was a monthly maga...

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