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Feats of Ancient Japanese Taught to Modern Swimmers (Dec, 1936)

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Feats of Ancient Japanese Taught to Modern Swimmers

Swimming stunts handed down through the centuries are still taught to young swimmers in Japan. One of the ancient feats was to shoot an arrow from a bow while in deep water, this trick requiring extreme discipline and practice if any accuracy is developed. Another stunt is to wield a fan out of water in each foot while swimming.

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Girls Dive Into a Pool of Oranges in Fete Competition (Aug, 1929)

Girls Dive Into a Pool of Oranges in Fete Competition

THREE tons of oranges recently floated in the municipal swimming pool of Anaheim, California, for the obstacle race put on in preparation for the selection of its representative in the annual Valencia Orange show held there. Almost a score of girls from Anaheim high school swam 200 feet through the floating fruit in the competition.

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THE BASEBALL – A Precision Product (Apr, 1948)

THE BASEBALL – A Precision Product

IF YOU’RE a big league slugger and “hot,” you may loop that baseball against the stands, burn it over third base or sock it out of the park. But hot or cold, you still won’t “knock the cover off.”

For the baseball is a precision product, solidly designed by fine workmanship to take the hardest swat. The official baseball’s core is made of topgrade cork and rubber carefully cushioned in three windings of wool and a binding of cotton.

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Golf Cup Ejects Ball Up Into Air (May, 1931)

Golf Cup Ejects Ball Up Into Air

A new golf cup recently invented which automatically ejects golf balls makes it unnecessary for players to stoop and soil their hands in picking up the ball. All that is necessary is to touch a button in the bottom of the cup with a putter and the ball flies up into the hands of the player. The cup has a hole beneath which is a hammer which is thrust upward by a spring when the button is pressed, throwing the ball three feet into the air, as shown in photo.

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Beachward Ho! (Jun, 1950)

Beachward Ho!

By Frank N. Stephany

Spending the summer at a private beach or driving the family to the seashore for a day’s outing is twice the fun if you have the right equipment. Whether you enjoy relaxing in the sun or rigorous water sports, here’s everything you’ll need to have a wonderful time.

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Archery and Poker Game in One (May, 1931)

Archery and Poker Game in One
POKER and archery are combined in a new game that has a target on which are painted all the cards of the poker deck, as shown in the photo above. Points are scored by shooting five regular arrows into the cards to make four aces, a full house, three of a kind, or whatever your shots draw. The young lady in the photo above, Miss Helen Thompson, wintering at Ormond Beach, Florida, has just shot three aces and a pair of kings—a winning hand.

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From Rubber Tree to Tennis Balls (Jul, 1937)

From Rubber Tree to Tennis Balls

NEXT time you drive a well-placed tennis shot just out of reach of your opponent’s racket, give some of the credit to the expert craftsmen who made the ball. How men and machines can turn out an endless stream of the white spheres, each an exact match for its predecessor in weight, balance, and liveliness, is shown in the unusual series of views reproduced on this page.

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Armored Pushmobile Guards Caddies From Golf Balls (May, 1930)

Armored Pushmobile Guards Caddies From Golf Balls

AT a practice golf course in Detroit, time and revenue was formerly lost while an army of caddies swarmed on the field to retrieve the balls. Now caddies harvest the balls during the play, being protected against the barrage of driving shots by a chicken-wire enclosure mounted on three wheels.

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THESE SIMPLE HINTS WILL HELP YOU LEARN SURFBOARD RIDING (Jul, 1937)

How would you get a 21 foot long, 165 pound surfboard to the beach?

THESE SIMPLE HINTS WILL HELP YOU LEARN SURFBOARD RIDING

WHERE the sea throws itself shoreward in smooth, powerful swells, you will find the wave riders— bronzed, muscular swimmers who have studied well the whims of Father Neptune and know how to hitch their buoyant surfboards to the bounding water. Their shouts ring out above the thunder of breakers, as they stand upright on the polished planes of wood and rocket along on the forward slope of a swiftly advancing wave.

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Machine Paints Golf Balls (Apr, 1931)

Machine Paints Golf Balls
THE above photograph reveals a dime-in-the-slot machine which gives a new finish to old golf balls, returning the pellets dry in less than two minutes. The machine is weather-proofed for outdoor use at golf clubs.

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