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The Wright brothers dreamed of a machine that would fly through the air. Now
one may see evidence all over the world, that they dreamed soundly.

Marconi dreamed of a system for harnessing the intangible forces of the ether.
Evidence that he did not dream in vain, may be found in every wireless and ra-
dio in the world. Moreover, Marconi's dream brought the humblest cabin, and
the most stately manor house side by side. It made the people of every nation on
earth back-door neighbors. It gave the President of the United States a medium
by which he may talk to all the people of America at one time, and on short notice.
It may interest you to know that Marconi's "friends" had him taken into custody,
and examined in a psychopathic hospital, when he announced he had discovered
a principle through which he could send messages through the air, without the
aid of wires, or other direct physical means of communication. The dreamers of
today fare better.

The world has become accustomed to new discoveries. Nay, it has shown a will-
ingness to reward the dreamer who gives the world a new idea.

"The greatest achievement was, at first, and for a time, but a dream."

"The oak sleeps in the acorn. The bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of
the soul, a waking angel stirs. DREAMS ARE THE SEEDLINGS OF REALITY."

Awake, arise, and assert yourself, you dreamers of the world. Your star is now in
the ascendency. The world depression brought the opportunity you have been
waiting for. It taught people humility, tolerance, and open-mindedness.

The world is filled with an abundance of OPPORTUNITY which the dreamers of
the past never knew.

A BURNING DESIRE TO BE, AND TO DO is the starting point from which the
dreamer must take off. Dreams are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack of



The world no longer scoffs at the dreamer, nor calls him impractical. If you think
it does, take a trip to Tennessee, and witness what a dreamer President has done
in the way of harnessing, and using the great water power of America. A score of
years ago, such a dream would have seemed like madness.

You have been disappointed, you have undergone defeat during the depression,
you have felt the great heart within you crushed until it bled. Take courage, for
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