National Geographic : 1950 Jun
"George" doesn't do it for us! Of all the forms of inter-city commercial transportation, only the railroads don't say, "let George do it." Unlike their competitors. . . who have out grown the "infant industry" stage, hut lwho still rely on help from the people's tax dollars ... America's self-supporting railroads pay all their own costs of doing business. And that is good news for "George." For after all, who is this fellow "George" who is building and maintaining the highways, waterways and airways that other carriers use as a"place of business" for private gain? lie is every taxpayer in America. "George" is... ou! But vou don't do it for us, "George." The railroads pay their own way ... in the time tested, traditional American way. It isn't easy . . . especially when we have to compete for business with subsidized carriers. But it's easier on you and your pocket-book, "George"! And it's better for our country, too. Because in the long run, private industries. . like private citizens .. . must be independently self-reliant if America's greatness is to endure. President SOUTHERN RAILWAY SYSTEM WASHINGTON 13, D. C. E "Mention the National Geographic-It identifies you"