National Geographic : 1942 Oct
The Beetle that can Crash Dive THE DINEUTES EMARGINATA, or Whirligig beetle, is the shiny black insect most of us have seen skimming madly around on the surface of ponds. But when necessary, he can give a pretty good imi tation of a submarine going into a crash dive. When danger appears, the whirligig beetle catches a bubble of air under his wing covers and quickly dives deep under the surface, where he can remain until the danger is past. The means Nature has found to protect her children are as ingenious as they are varied. Un fortunately, they are not all uniformly effective. Not all beetles, like the whirligig, are able to take on a supply of air and retire to the bottom of a pond when danger threatens. Nor is man's ingenious method of protection, insurance, as uniformly effective as many of us would desire. Some people, quite naturally but mistakenly, insist on working out their insurance problems entirely by themselves, or depend on the advice of well-meaning friends. As a result, they sometimes leave themselves and their families in a dangerously vulnerable posi tion. It would occur to few men, for example, to make provision in their insurance for the income tax payments which would fall due after their deaths. How much better off they would be if only they would rely on the guidance of a man whose lifework is the study of insurance! The Travelers representative is such a man. And that is why so many thoughtful folks go to him when seeking advice on the protection of their families and their possessions. The Travelers rep resentative recognizes your insurance problems as individual problems. The thorough training he has received and the wide experience he has gained, through The Travelers, have prepared him to see that you get the most effective and economical protection your circumstances demand. The Travelers representative in your community has helped many of your friends and neighbors. Their satisfaction is his best recommendation. He may be able to give you some suggestions that will be of benefit to you. Moral: Insure in The Travelers. All forms of insurance. The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut.