National Geographic : 1912 Nov
"Harvest"-by Vincent Aderente. Prosperity There has been a bumper crop. This is because the tillers of the soil have been industrious, and the rain and the sun have favored their plantings. There has been industrial activity. The makers of things in factories have been busy. They have had work to do and pay for doing it. There has been commercial success. The people who buy and sell and fetch and carry have been doing a lot of business and they have been paid for doing it. -The country is prosperous because all the people have been busy. Good crops and good times can be en joyed only when the Government main tains peace and harmony. This task of the Government is made comparatively easy because the American people have been enabled to become so well acquainted with each other. They know and understand one another. They are like one family. The producer and consumer, no matter where they live, are close together. This is largely due to our wonderful facilities for intercommunication. We ex cel in our railways, our mails and our tele graphs, and, most of all, in our telephones. The Bell System has fourteen million miles of wire spread over all parts of the country. Each day there are twenty five million telephone talks all the way from twenty feet to two thousand miles long. The raiser of crops, the maker of things, and the man of commerce, all are helped to co-operate and work together for peace and prosperity by means of the Universal telephone. AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY AND ASSOCIATED COMPANIES One Policy One System Universal Service "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."