A Proven Mechanism
The New and Greater CHANDLER SIX – $1295
THE new Chandler bodies, the most beautiful of the season’s offerings, are attractive indeed. The New York and Chicago Show crowds admired, and purchased in great numbers, the new Chandler touring car and the new four-passenger roadster.
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.
Testing suits for new environments can always be a bit dangerous. Here’s a pretty cool YouTube video of a guy testing a space suit who got exposed to vacuum. (he wasn’t injured)
Stratosphere Suit Tested in “Dry-Ice” Tank
How would you train for a flight to the stratosphere? Mark Ridge, Massachusetts aviator, who plans an airplane trip into the region of rare air and intense cold high above the earth, did it by entering a tank filled with carbonated ice to maintain it at a temperature of 110 degrees below zero, much colder than any temperature he will encounter in the stratosphere. He had a special suit made to protect him from the cold and intended to stay in the tank for half an hour to determine if the uniform would keep him warm. The cold did not bother him but he emerged after a brief stay because the fumes from the ice penetrated the mask he wore.
How is that mailbox an improvement?
REMOVES METAL PARTICLES FROM EYES WITH RING MAGNET DESIGNED IN ENGLAND
ONE of the latest developments in the field of medical science is the ring magnet. It is proving of great value in removing pieces of metal from the eye after an accident. Workers in various industries often suffer from flying pieces of metal striking the eye. To remove such small particles is often a delicate operation whose pain is greatly lessened through the use of this ingenious device.
CROSSING THE DESERT BY GASOLINE CAMEL
By DAVID WILLIAMS
IN the great State of California, Mother Nature exhibits many of her caprices. Here are cloud capped mountains so high that snow never leaves them. Valleys so deep that their floors are below the sea level and which have temperatures which would have furnished old-time terrorist preachers with a wealth of lurid metaphors.
SINGSTAD -The Man From Down Under!
by Richard H. Parke
ONE June night two years ago a fire was raging 85 feet beneath the surface of New York’s East River. The blaze was near the head of the boring of the then partially -completed $58,000,000 Queens Midtown Tunnel. Twenty-eight pounds of air pressure plus double the normal amount of oxygen had whipped the flames into a white heat.
This is one of Vonnegut’s earlier published stories. Interestingly a few years after the story was published he opened a short-lived Saab dealership in a town that sounds a lot like this one.
The Powder Blue Dragon
She was romance, beauty, a dream for a lifetime. He had to have her, no matter what the cost.
BY KURT VONNEGUT, JR.
A thin young man, with big, grimy hands, crossed the sun-softened asphalt of the village street, from the automobile showroom to the drugstore, his self-consciousness thinly disguised by his pretense of being on important business.
Amphibious Motorcyclists Explore Salton Sea
By BURTON C. MEDFORD
THE Salton Sea, of Southern California, two hundred and sixty feet below sea level—a vast inland sea in the midst of a burned-out desert—was recently the scene of a weird and extraordinary motorcycle tour, which was a combination land and water journey with vehicles never intended for anything other than human locomotion on land.
If he ever attempted this I’m pretty sure you can visit both Mr. Terry and his gondola shoes a few meters down just off the coast of Dover.
Youth Invents Gondola Shoes to Walk English Channel
THE ancient Biblical feat of walking on water is soon to be duplicated by a Washington youth, George Terry, who has invented an odd pair of gondola shoes to achieve the stunt. The scene of the re-enactment of the feat will be the English Channel, between Dover and Calais.