Portland, OR. Oregon State AAA Motor Association. 1942.
Stiff card portfolio containing documents relevant of AAA Membership in Oregon for the year 1942. Portfolio contains 6 pages, each with pockets or fasteners for relevant documents, maps, etc. It appears not to have been looked at since issued in 1942. A list of contents follows: A "Deluxe Membership Card" dated Nov 1 1942 beneath which is a Bail Bond Certificate with the printed instruction stating: "Sign your Bail Bond Certificate. It's just like having $5000.00 in your pocket when you need it." The next page features a renewal certificate for "Travel and Pedestrian Accident Insurance" and, tucked beneath is the Policy, which offers $1000 if killed in an automobile accident or "while you are walking on a street or a highway." The next two pages feature pockets which contain three folded maps: "Washington Official Tourist Map"; "Oregon Highway Map" (color); AAA "Road Map of Western States" beneath which is a wallet-size card "Introducing (space left blank) to AAA Hotels." Card "Entitle[s] You to Special, Friendly Courtesies," although none are elaborated upon. The last two pages contain pockets or fasteners holding a 128 pp. Service Station Directory for the entire country (plus several listings in Canada); a Worldwide Mechanical First Aid and Towing document ("Read Instructions Carefully") and a pamphlet entitled Emergency Service Rules ("Read and Carry With You"). Pockets on the final page hold pamphlets offering "Names and Addresses of Affiliated Motor Clubs"; an "Oregon Driver's Manual"; and (sweetest of all) a "Western Union Collect Telegram Card" which "Authorizes the Acceptance of Collect Telegrams Presented By (Blank)." Evidently a "No thank you" on the receiving end won't do. Overall, an amazing collection of WWII era AAA travel ephemera offering a variety of coverage possibilities: "while walking on a highway," while in need of a tow somewhere "Worldwide," or when sending a reverse-charge "send cash pronto" telegram. Sleep with the packet under your pillow. Peace of mind assured. Item #52276