National Geographic : 1950 Sep
WILLING WORKER ALERT, efficient household servant to run errands, order supplies, deliver messages to a large and growing list of people. OTHER DUTIES: Stand guard for an emergency. Be ready to summon doctor, police, fire department. Make it possible for many other people to keep in touch with you. FAST, completely trustworthy and willing to serve twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. No vacations. No time off. Pay less than a cent an hour. ® BELL TELEPHONE SYSTEM Who Could This Wonder Worker Be? Why, the telephone, of course. Night and day this alert, efficient servant is always ready to serve you. And the cost is small. Even though increases in telephone rates are still needed to catch up with past increases in costs, your telephone will continue to be a big bargain. Few things in all this world give you so much for so little as the telephone.