National Geographic : 1942 Jun
S SOMEWHERE IN AMERICA a boy is moving along the road that leads to school, to adolescence, to manhood, to a world that is bound to be different from any world we know today. And as he trudges along that road, that seems so long to him but is so short, he dreams. We hope that his dreams come true. They always have, in America. Not all the dreams of all young people, of course. It takes more than just dreaming to make dreams come true. But for young men and women who have gone on to plan and work and fight, a surprising number of their dreams have come true. So many that America has become the land of opportunity. So many that the United States has become the nation, among all nations of the world, that combines national greatness with individual liberty. But what about this time? S Throughout America factories are running twenty four hours a day, men are working overtime, lights are burning in offices and laboratories far into the night. What are these men and women of American industry working for? To produce more goods? For war? Yes-and more. General Electric has been a part of American industry for more than 60 years. It has shared its problems and been a part of its progress. We think that the workmen and scientists and engineers of General Electric are working today for that young man-working that the tomorrow of which he dreams will come, and that it will be better than today. GeneralElectric Company, Schenectady, N. Y. The volume of General Electric war production is so high and the degree of secrecy required is so great that we cannot tell you about it now. When it can be told we believe that the story of industry's developments during the war years will make one of the most fascinating chapters in the history of industrialprogress. GENERAL ELECTRIC 962-814E-211 "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."