National Geographic : 1938 Jan
What Men Steer By A type of native navigational chart used in the South Pacific as early as zooo A.D. FOR untold centuries, the natives of Polynesia voyaged far in their frail canoes over the treach erous Southern Seas. They did not steer a haphazard course, but made careful charts of grass blades and sticks, showing winds, tides, and sailing routes. For a sextant they used a coconut, and they had considerable lore of the stars. The wise man, like these primi tive islanders, never steers a hap hazard course. He charts his route on the sea of life, and sticks to it as closely as possible. He takes into account the winds and tides of adversity. In short, he follows a carefully worked-out life insurance plan. For that, he has found, is the only way to make certain of reaching the port of security. Moral: Insure in The Travelers. The Travelers Insurance Com pany, TheTravelersIndemnityCom pany, The Travelers Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut.