Swinging Buildings to Defy Quakes
UNTIL the age of steel construction, no building could be trusted to defy an earthquake; but a steel building, riveted or welded together, will stand quite a wrench without being pulled apart.
SOLDIERS SHOOT ANIMATED PICTURES
Animated paintings in steel picture frames are now being used to train British troops in marksmanship. Miniature soldiers, representing an enemy army, move along the bottom of the frame and up an incline across the picture, while sharpshooters try to pick them off.
If the other gifts were interesting and I posted them, you can find them on the page for this issue.
Make Christmas Gifts in Your Home Workshop
THIS year more than ever before, when pockets don’t contain so many pennies for Santa Glaus, the project of building Christmas presents in the home workshop carries a special appeal. On these pages two interesting gift ideas are presented, and your attention is also called to articles on pages 95, 102, 113, 122, 129, 130 and 137 of this issue, which present a variety of ideas suitable to every type of audience.
ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S “DIAL M FOR MURDER”
IF A WOMAN ANSWERS… HANG ON FOR DEAR LIFE!
WARNER BROS. PRESENT ‘DIAL M FOR MURDER’ THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE SUCCESS.
COLOR BY WARNERCOLOR.
Ships Dock in Huge Mass of “Soap Bubbles”
Detergents from nearby factories make a foamy bed for ships at a lock in the River Neckar at Stuttgart, Germany. Factories deposit the detergents in already dirty water, making the river unfit for swimming. Fish cannot live in the water either.
First class used to be in back?
TO ENTERTAIN passengers on their long nonstop international flights, TIA, a French airline, tried to install movies, but could not make them visible simultaneously on both sides of the partition that separates the tourist class from the first-class cabins.
LEGALITY is the mother of invention here. The federal law demands that empty liquor bottles be broken; so a Superior, Wis., inventor built this machine to do it safely, without spreading glass splinters around. It may have entertainment value, too; as the chime of broken glass sounds melodious in merry ears.
SEEDS For the Wide World
Tons of foods from thousands of American acres will help the starving world feed itself PEOPLE in many parts of the world will eat better vegetables because of vast quantities of top quality vegetable seed the United States has furnished Europe, India, China and the South Pacific as part of its war and rehabilitation efforts.
Young men wanted
for the interesting outdoor profession of caring for shade trees
Expansion creates future openings for permanent positions and advancement on merit to men who qualify. Selections are now being made. Consideration given only to sturdy, clean-cut Americans, not afraid of strenuous work.
Insect Farmers Reap a Fortune in Butterflies
Ten thousand dollars for a butterfly! An English collector paid that for one rare tropical fly, the “Charaxes Fournierai,” of which there are but two known specimens— and that is why butterfly farming is a profitable, yet little-known industry.