National Geographic : 1952 Feb
Community brush-off EVERY YEAR, when the sun reappears at Point Barrow to end the winter night, Eskimos of the region hold a "trouble burning." After they've gone through their igloos, bran dishing knives and shouting to drive evil spirits out, they build a big fire and gather 'round. Then, when the blaze burns fiercely, they shoo the spirits into it. As a final gesture, they brush their clothes to shake out demons hiding there. And the troubles that may beset them during the coming year-the slips, scalds, falls, and other disabling mishaps-are supposed to perish in the fire. It would be a fine thing, wouldn't it, if you could give crippling accidents the brush-off for a whole year at a time? But it won't work for you any better than it does for the Eskimo. You can fix it, though, so accidents will never cost you money. Just call in your Travelers agent and let him tell you how little it costs to includeTravelers Accident insurance in your family protection program. MORAL: INSURE IN The Travelers ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE AND SURETY BONDS The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insur ance Company, The Charter Oak Fire Insurance Company, Hartford 15, Connecticut. Serving the insuring public in the United States since 1864 and in Canada since 1865.