National Geographic : 1940 Jul
The ancient custom of sieving the baby IN THE DAKILA OASIS of the Libyan Desert a curi ous ceremony takes place on the 7th day after a baby is born. A pinch of salt and a little wheat, barley, and rice are placed in a large sieve. The baby is put in, too, and a woman shakes the sieve. The grain that falls to the ground is then col lected and tossed to the four points of the com pass. All this is supposed to act as a charm to ward off mishap when the child goes traveling in fu ture years. As you know, no such ceremony "protects" the child or man in this land when he takes to the road in a car. But there is a charm known as insurance that protects you from many of the troubles you are liable to encounter. Auto Liability Insurance with The Travelers will take care of the troubles that so often come if you hurt other people in a motor smash-up. It helps settle claims out of court. In case of law suit, it takes over and pays for your defense and, should the suit be lost, pays all damage judgments within the limit of the policy.This is important, be cause such a judgment can be so heavy that, if you are uninsured, you can lose your home, your life savings, and haveyourincome mortgaged for years. Travelers Accident Insurance will take care of the troubles that come if you, yourself, are hurt. It will pay the doctor, the nurse, the hospital, and provide you with a check to take care of running your home while you are laid up. Why don't you get the helpful counsel of a trained insurance man on the amounts and forms of insurance you, personally, need ? Moral: Insure in The Travelers. All forms of in surance. The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut.