Next Wednesday when that first message is again tapped out from Washington, we should all join with the thousands of employees of the communication industries in a vote of thanks to Samuel Morse for his great work. He had the courage to go through all the hardships, poverty and discouragement necessary, not only to solve the technical problems, but also to demonstrate the commercial possibilities of the telegraph.
As we review our great communication systems, I know we will not forget that there are thousands of inventions yet to be made. We should always help in their development by keeping open the road for men with new ideas and not allow progress to be blocked by either prejudice or preconceived opinions. ●