National Geographic : 1935 May
Once there were two telegrams ... IT WAS sunset in the Rockies and bedtime along the Hudson-when a worried tourist walked into a Montana telegraph office and had the oper ator click this message back east: "Have Wrecked a Car Here Stop What Will I Do" This tourist, so far from his native New York State, had reason to be worried, for it looked as if his fondest hopes must be abandoned. The motor trip through the Rockies to which he and his wife had so long looked forward-cut short by a sud den collision. The other car wrecked and its driver injured-a long wait... a damage suit, perhaps. And not even an acquaintance nearby to whom he could turn. But he remembered a business friend back home, 2000 miles away. And it was to him he telegraphed his appeal. The friend at the other end, pajama-clad and ready for bed, immediately wired a reply. He told the tourist not to worry about the matter-to go to bed and he'd have someone there in the morning to take care of everything! It was only a matter of minutes before the startled tourist read the second telegram. It seemed incredible to him-how could anyone get there overnight? But early the next morning a stranger appeared at his hotel. He got the facts on the case, made a few telephone calls, then turned to the tourist and said: "You can continue your trip just as soon as your car is ready. We'll straighten out everything with the owner of that car you wrecked." This is a true story from the records of The Trav elers Insurance Company. The tourist's car was insured in The Travelers. His business friend was the Travelers man who had written his policy. The stranger who appeared so promptly in the morning was a Travelers representative located right in the Montana town. And this story illustrates the value of carry ing automobile insurance in The Travelers. For this company, with representatives throughout the continent, is uniquely organized to serve pol icyholders promptly whenever and wherever they need help. Moral: Insure in The Travelers. The Travelers Insurance Company, The Trav elers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut.