The Conflict Between Science and Religion (Oct, 1927)

This article sounds like it could have been written today, except the authors seem more accepting of evolution.

The Conflict Between Science and Religion

A Discussion by Leaders in American Life, with an Introduction By BRUCE BARTON

Author of “The Man Nobody Knows” and “The Book Nobody Knows”

THE printing of these statements is a public service. It ought to bring us closer to the day when the absurd phrase “the conflict between science and religion” will be permanently in the discard.

When theologians presume to prescribe the boundaries of truth they put themselves in the impossible position of most of their predecessors through the Middle Ages. When scientists presume to announce that man is merely material, coming from nothing and bound nowhere, and that the universe is a meaningless riddle, they are equally out of their depth.

$5,000 for Proving the Earth is a Globe (Oct, 1931)

This reminds me a lot of the intelligent design movement.

$5,000 for Proving the Earth is a Globe

Post and Gatty didn’t fly around the world, according to Wilbur Glenn Voliva, they merely flew in a circle around the North Pole. This article presents Voliva’s theory of a flat world, and tells you how you can win his offer of $5,000 for proving that he is wrong.

WOULD you like to earn $5,000? If you can prove that the world is a sphere, floating in space, turning on its own axis, revolving around the sun, you can earn a prize of that amount. Such a prize has been posted for years, offered by Wilbur Glenn Voliva, general overseer of Zion, 111., home of the Christian Catholic Apostolic Church, founded some thirty years ago by the late John Alexander Dowie.

MOVIE CARTOONS Gain THIRD Dimension (Jul, 1936)


MAX FLEISCHER worked a full year to produce 250 feet of motion picture film on one of the first animated cartoons ever to reach the silver screen. Alone, he made thousands of drawings, wrote the story, and did the photography. The animated cartoon was “Out of the Ink Well.” It made movie history just after the World War.

Today he has a staff of 225 people who turn cut a 650-foot animated cartoon every ten days. All of them are in sound, many in color and, latest of all, with three dimensions. The famous “Popeye the Sailor” animateds are leaders in the field; “Betty Boop,” “Ko-Ko the Klown,” and the familiar Screen Songs with the famous bouncing ball are known to every movie-goer. They are released through Paramount Pictures Corporation.

Giant Radio Tube Produced (Nov, 1937)

“Oh my! Your tube is so big!”

Giant Radio Tube Produced
CLAIMED to be the largest ever made, a new water-cooled radio tube demonstrated in Chicago stands about eight feet high. The tube takes 18,000 volts in operation. Rated at 250,000 watts each, five of the new tubes will be required to operate a transmitting station now being assembled.

Magic Tricks for the Amateur Chemist (Apr, 1936)

Providing a wide variety of ways to set your friends on fire.

New Electrical Devices from Europe (Jan, 1933)

New Electrical Devices from Europe

Electric Dancing Master
• ONE of Germany s popular radio announcers, Walter Carlos, has recently developed apparatus, illustrated at the right and below, for instruction in the newest steps. It is operated with a phonograph, carrying the latest dance music, synchronized with the mechanism, so that the feet of dancing couples, illuminated by concealed lamps (as the back view shows) traverse the small circle, executing movements which are to be followed by the learners. This may be watched from any point on the floor. Instructions to the dancers are given also by the phonograph.

Electronic Realism in Disneyland (Apr, 1956)

Electronic Realism in Disneyland

Sound effects liven scenic make-believe at mammoth park

WHETHER you want a rocket trip to the moon or a riverboat ride through the African jungle, you can find it in Disneyland, the super dream-and-play area created by the famous Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.

But more than a land of fun and fantasy, Disneyland has proven to be a vast laboratory and workshop where engineers and technicians have let their imaginations run wild in creating new equipment and startling visual and sound effects.

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 …

When Your Invention Goes to Washington (Mar, 1936)

When Your Invention Goes to Washington

Through the doors of the Patent Office in Washington has passed all of the progress of America. Here came the first telephone, locomotive, automobile, wireless. The inventors of today will create the progress of tomorrow. What comes next?

THIS article is addressed to the man with a new idea and who wishes to obtain a bullet-proof patent and who wishes to make money with that idea. It is to be borne in mind at the outset that a good idea covered by a weak patent will be practically worthless and that a poor idea covered by a strong patent will be equally worthless. It behooves the inventor, then, to make sure that these cardinal mistakes are avoided.

THE ATOMIUM (Jan, 1958)



By G. H. Davis

SINCE THE DAYS of the Great Exhibition in London in 1851, every large world’s fair has had some spectacular piece of architecture as a central attraction. The 1851 exhibition had its Crystal Palace, the 1889 exhibition in Paris produced the Eiffel Tower, the 1939 fair in New York had the Trylon and Perisphere, and now the Brussels Universal and International Exhibition of 1958 will have its Atomium—-probably the strangest structure of them all.

This oddity, to symbolize the atom age, will be 334 feet high and represents a metal crystal enlarged about 200 billion times. It was originally designed to be 460 feet high but this plan had to be abandoned because of the danger to aircraft.