National Geographic : 1944 Mar
Why do the birds fly north in the spring? M ANY OF THE BIRDS that spend their"winters" in the tropics, spend their summers in the northern part of the United States and Canada. Our ruby-throated humming bird is one ofthese. In spite of his small size, he is said to wing his way across the Gulf of Mexico in one night. Why do these birds make the long journey north in the spring? Why don't they spend their sum mers as well as their winters in warmer regions? This is a question to which science has not yet been able to find an adequate answer, although many interesting theories have been advanced. One explanation is that they may need more hours of daylight, when they are raising their fam ilies, than the tropical twelve hour day would give them. For it takes a lot of bugs to bring up a family of nestlings. So the birds wing their way north to New Eng land, to Canada, even as far as the Hudson Bay region where they have sixteen, eighteen or twenty hours of daylight to do all the work which must be done. If you are the father ofyoung children, you need insurance protection for much the same reason that the birds are said to fly north. It takes time to earn the money required to bring up a family. Often as long as twenty or twenty-five years. You have no guarantee that you will be granted that time. There is also the danger that you might have to dip into precious savings to meet some heavy expense following an accident. But two kinds of insurance, which every man with a family should carry, will give you the pro tection you need: Life insurance to support and educate your children whatever happens to you; Accident insurance to pay the bills and provide an income for your family should some accident lay you up. The Travelers man in your community would be glad to discuss your protection problems with you. MORAL: Insure in The Travelers. All forms of insurance and surety bonds. The Travelers Insur ance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Com pany, The Travelers Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut.