National Geographic : 1943 Jun
"/I THE ROAR OF AN ENG/NE... / HEAR THE BEATING OF YOUR HEART" "Up here, the light still lingers. "Below, the sea is swept with shadows that swallow up a carrier ship-herself a shadow on the sea-as though she had never been. "If I should fall from here, my long, steep plunge into the night would go unwitnessed by friend and foe alike. "And even then, I could not cry for help. For if I break radio silence to call 'Where are you?'-and my ship whispers to every listening ear, 'Here I am'-I break faith with a thousand men. And so ... "Up here, I put my trust in my engine! pc fig "It will not fail me now. For in its steady roar, I hear wo the faithful beating of the hearts of men and women who put into its making their own heart's blood and b built the power of their hands. On this guide, this friend, this almost human thing, this engine. .. depend my To ti hopes of seeing home again. just a, ress, fr men and women build engines like these! And where I can create in metal the line, the pattern and design of the even greater engine I've been shaping in my mind! "That's the America I left. And that's the America I want to find when I come back ... the one land where a man can live and work and build the future he dreams of... where every man has the opportunity to go as far and climb as high as he wants! Don't change that, ever! That's the only America worth fighting for." fere at Nash-Kelvinator, we're building 2,000 horse ower super-charged engines for U. S . Navy Corsair hters. . . propellers for United Nations bombers . .. king to hurry the day when our boys will come home, day when we'll turn again to peaceful things, to the ringof an even finerKelvinator,an even greaterNash! hem we pledge to do our part to keep America s it is, just as it must always be-a land of prog *ee enterpriseand limitless opportunity! "Home ... where I can work again in the noise and . the heat, the beat and the pace of the factory where NASH-KELVINATOR CORPORATION, DETROIT In War, Builders ofPratt & Whitney Engines and Hamilton Standard Propellers. In Peace, Nash Automobiles, Kelvinator Refrigerators and Appliances.