National Geographic : 1917 Oct
L--- : ~:i -; $n ii! "" iii Courier of Soldier and Civilian Our troops are now on the firing line in France. While at home every instrumentality of our government and private industry is being urged at top speed to insure victory. The telephone is in universal demand as courier, bringing to the front men and the materials of war. From the farms the telephone courier brings foodstuffs; from the mines the telephone courier calls forth metals; from the factories this courier gathers manufactured products. The telephone courier leads troop and supply trains to the front; summons fighting flotillas and transports; and, "'bIATE, AMERICAN One Policy in fact, leads practically every contrib uting unit of supply to the firing line. At such a time, when the govern ment is straining at its task and every industry is loyally contributing its energy, this national courier is con stantly being used to call up the reserves. It is at the base of every contributing activity. The right of way must be given to the military for the direction of troops and to the government for the mar shaling of endless supplies. To do this, and also make the telephone serve all other needs, both patriotic and private, all must economize. TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY AND ASSOCIATED COMPANIES One System Universal Service "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."