After two thousand years modern design is applied to the old game of chess.
CHESS, going back into ancient history, got its present name from the Persian word, Shah, meaning King.
Its origin has been ascribed to the Greeks, Romans, Babylonians, Scythians, Egyptians, Persians, Chinese, Hindus, Arabians, Irish, Welsh and the Castilians, and it is mentioned in history as far back as 200 B.C.
JON WHITCOMB Watches the Filming of the Fabulous Life of Genghis Khan
Cosmopolitan’s artist-reporter tells how it feels to be part of a $6,000,000 Mongolian horde loose in Utah’s 115-degree heat.
The sun poured down out of a white sky onto the bright orange desert sand, and I could feel little rivers of sweat creep down my neck. Waves of heat bounced off the gaudy Tatar huts dotting the valley. People standing near were wearing fur hats, fur coats, and heavy leather pants.
Recreation a Military Necessity
By EDWIN DENBY
Secretary of the Navy
WHEN a young American voluntarily enters the Naval Service of his country, by that act he lays aside for a while, and at all times when actually on duty, many of the rights and privileges which before as an independent citizen he was free to exercise.
Dramatizing the Unseen by Means of the Movie
By WILLIAM B. PHILLIPS
DO you remember back in the days of the “three R’s” when you drew the little single-line figures on the corner of your speller and by “flipping” the leaves caused them to come to life and to go through antics highly amusing if not exactly enlightening?
They’ve changed all that now. With the ever-increasing popularity of the movie, educators and business men have not been slow to realize that those little figures could be made to do something besides fight and fiddle.
SATISFYING TRANSATLANTIC EQUESTRIANS
OCEAN travelers who must have a horse-back ride before breakfast, are now accommodated on the Cunard liner Franconia. The gymnasium of that boat is equipped with several trotters, all run by little electric motors which are adjustable to produce any gait from a canter to a wild gallop.
Why is she dressed like an elf?
Musical Tones May Be Made on a Hand Saw
One of the latest fads is to extract music from an ordinary hand saw. The illustration shows how this may be accomplished. Simply hold the saw between your knees, bend the saw with one hand and draw the bow over the edge, as shown. A tone will be the result.
Bending the blade in various curves will produce all the notes of the scale. Different tones may also be made by varying the angle of the bow and its position. Nearer the end on high notes and toward the handle on the low notes.
A little experimenting will enable anyone to produce music from this improvised instrument.
Electron Camera “Shoots” Television Images – London Station to Serve Ten Million People
Television Will Be Made Available to 10,000,000 People This Year by a London Station Which Will Alternate the Baird and Marconi Systems of Transmission; the Baird System Uses Four Types of Transmitters;
ARC LAMP CONCEALED IN HAND MIMICS GLOW OF MATCH
To give a realistic effect of the flare of a match suddenly illuminating the face of a moving-picture actor, a small electric arc
light has been made that is fitted into a case hidden in the hand. Darkness screens all wires and as the hands are cupped to form a wind shield, the apparatus cannot be detected. The powerful light shed by this small arc brings out the lines and shadows of the face far more effectively than would be possible with a match.
THESE WASTE BASKETS TELL THEIR OWN STORY
Look around. Do your waste baskets show the normal accumulation of a busy, efficient work day or the story of wasted time, wasted effort, wasted supplies? Music by Muzak can help make the difference in your office. Don’t mistake Muzak® with ordinary background music. Scientific studies show how Music by Muzak diminishes employee boredom, boosts office morale, cuts the hidden payroll costs that can eat at company profits.
‘Rubber’ Make-Up Gives Actor Many Faces
NEW FEATURES MOLDED TO SUIT ANY CHARACTER.
A NEW era in the development of make-up for stage and screen is forecast by the introduction of a rubber plastic material that has been adopted for make-up use by Lucien Littlefield, screen star who specializes in character roles. Employed in the manufacture of gasoline-pump hose, printing rollers, and protective coverings for electric cable, the rubber plastic, developed by Du Pont chemists, makes it unnecessary to resort to painful skin-stretching, padding, and other uncomfortable expedients of the type used by the late Lon Chaney when he made himself up for character parts.