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Weird Anti-Racism PSA (Aug, 1949)

I’m not sure I get the analogy here. I mean I appreciate the message they are trying to get across. However it seems that if he really didn’t want to plow that acre he could just use ddt or something and kill all those dang weeds. Which I guess represent black people, or jews. Or does the soil represent a minority and the weeds represent um… bad minorities? That want to infect the pristine, weed free majority?!?

Well at least the message in the second part is clear: Speak out whenever you hear someone say they are not going to plow a field. And don’t spread rumors about dirt that is different than what you are used to.

Weeds or Crops America?

The farmer looked at his untilled acre.
“Nope,” he said, “Won’t stick a plow in there. Don’t care if it is fertile—I just don’t like the color of the soil.”

So the weeds grew rank and spread their seeds to his other acres, fouling his cotton and stunting his corn. And his harvest was poor.
There are some who would do the same for America. They would neglect the cultivation of the minds of young growing Americans. They would set them apart, deny them equal advantages …

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Ad: Launching Tomorrow’s Satellite (Jan, 1956)

Launching Tomorrow’s Satellite
When the first man-made satellite is launched on its orbit around the earth, it will owe its existence to the thousands of missiles which have preceded it, and to the careful analysis of their patterns of flight. The Univac Scientific of Remington Rand has speeded this effort immeasurably, handling flight analyses for the nation’s guided missile program.
Each missile firing, each analysis, involves enormous amounts of in-flight data, with manual computations normally requiring from 250 to 500 hours. This staggering work load is accomplished by the Univac Scientific Electronic Computer in approximately 4 to 8 minutes.

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BRAND NAMES (Jan, 1958)

Just ask the guy who does the work…
Niagara Falls Machinist says:
“I’m right there! I see how much research, skill and plain hard work goes into today’s top products…
I’m always satisfied most with a BRAND that’s made a NAME for itself!”

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NUTRIA . . . NEWEST OPPORTUNITY (Apr, 1958)

NUTRIA . . . NEWEST OPPORTUNITY
New fur-bearing animal now being bred in U.S. Offers huge profits to breeders. This fur is next to Mink NOW in price and will soon surpass it. 15 to 20 young per year. Most easily and economically raised animal known, 1-1/2c per day to feed, ANY CLIMATE, disease resistant. The Cabana Marrone strain is obtainable ONLY through Cabana Nutria, Inc. and its authorized dealers and distributors. For free booklet and address of Cabana ranch nearest you write:
CABANA NUTRIA, INC. Dept. 27
636 West Lemon Avenue, Arcadia, California

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EAR NOISES? (Feb, 1948)

The ELMO Co? Do they tickle the noise away?

EAR NOISES?
If you suffer from those miserable ear noises and are Hard of Hearing due to catarrh of the head, write us NOW for proof of the good results our simple home treatment has accomplished for a great many people. NOTHING TO WEAR. Many past 70 report ear noises gone and hearing fine. Send NOW for proof and 30 days trial offer.
THE ELMO CO., Dept 1243, Davenport, Iowa

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Ad: Miscellaneous goodies and gadgets (Jan, 1933)

A cool ad for miscellaneous goodies and gadgets from the JOHNSON SMITH & CO.

Giant sized version so you can actually read the text.

BOYS! THROW YOUR VOICE
THE VENTRILO
BOY AMATEUR ELECTRICIAN 10c
BIG ENTERTAINER
Fighting Roosters
GOOD LUCK RING
PLAY PIANO
INONEHOUR
MIDGET BIBLE

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Ad: SAID THE ELECTRICAL MOUTH TO THE ELECTRICAL EAR . . . (Feb, 1941)

SAID THE ELECTRICAL MOUTH TO THE ELECTRICAL EAR . . .
“Joe took father’s shoe bench out. She was waiting at my lawn.”

If you were passing through the Bell Telephone Laboratories today you might hear an electrical mouth speaking this odd talk, or whistling a series of musical notes, to a telephone transmitter.

This mouth can be made to repeat these sounds without variation. Every new telephone transmitter is tested by this mouth before it receives a laboratory or manufacturing O.K. for your use.

This is only one of the many tests to which telephone equipment is subjected in the Bell Telephone Laboratories. And there is a reason for the selection of those particular words.

It happens that the sentence, “Joe took father’s shoe bench out,” and its more lyrical companion, “She was waiting at my lawn,” contain all the fundamental sounds of the English language that contribute to the intensity of sound in speech.

Busily at work in the interest of every one who uses the telephone is one of the largest research laboratories in the world. The outstanding development of the telephone in this country is proof of the value of this research. In times like these, the work of the Bell Telephone Laboratories becomes increasingly important.

The Bell System is doing its part in the country’s program of National Defense

BELL TELEPHONE SYSTEM

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Ad: I’D RATHER BE YOUR WIFE THAN YOUR WIDOW (Nov, 1937)

“I’D RATHER BE YOUR WIFE THAN YOUR WIDOW -
PLEASE PUT THIS BLOWOUT PROTECTION ON OUR CAR”

WHETHER you’re married or single — whether or not you’ve ever had a blow-out, don’t blind yourself to these facts:

Thousands of motorists are killed or injured—thousands of dollars are spent for repairs, doctor and hospital bills every year when blow-outs throw cars out of control. Every day somewhere, someone is headed for a cosdy or fatal blowout accident.

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Get Your New Flag, With All 49 Stars (Jun, 1959)

Fly the OFFICIAL NEW U. S. FLAG CORRECT 49 STAR DESIGN
WITH ALASKA’S STAR It’s the first change since 1912 … makes all U. S. flags you own now obsolete. Get the NEW flag now for home and business locations, for public sites and building? under your care—for flagpole, roof, wall and window installations. Many INDOOR uses, too—in auditoria of all types, executive offices, boardrooms, wherever people congregate. Be prepared for parades, celebrations, anniversaries . . . for National and state holidays, local events. Many buildings fly Old Glory every day in the year! Every home should have one, as proud testimony of allegiance and as inspirations to the youngsters. Retire your obsolete flags. Order new ones now . … and remember to get one for your summer home, branch business location, etc. A WONDERFUL GIFT. Send new flag to Americans living abroad.
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3 ft. x 5 ft. with hardwood lacquered pole . . $8 95 ppd.
(2 sections) plus metal support bracket

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DIRECT FACTORY-TO-YOU RADIO SALE (Feb, 1938)

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