National Geographic : 1913 May
The Voice of Reconstruction When a flood sweeps over a vast area, desolating the cities and towns which lie in its course, the appeal for assistance gets a unanimous re sponse from the whole country. With all commercial and social order wiped out, an afflicted com munity is unable to do for itself. It must draw upon the resources of the nation of which it is a part. In such an emergency, the tele phone gives its greatest service when it carries the voice of distress to the outside world, and the voice of the outside world back to those suffering. At the most critical time, the near est telephone connected and work ing in the Bell System affords instant communication with distant places. And always the Bell System, with its extensive resources and reserve means, is able to restore its service promptly, and in facilitating the work of rebuilding, performs one of its highest civic functions. AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY AND ASSOCIATED COMPANIES Every Bell Telephone is the Center of the System "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."