Are They Holding You Back? Does a host of mental demons bar your path to success? Do you feel yourself incapable to meet important situations? Do you lack the power to make people recognize you—to make others see things your way — to compel people to listen to you? Are you weak in a crisis?
Oxen to Order This was a sudden call on the property man, and for the life of him he couldn't produce a yoke of oxen for the emergency. Very simple though! All he did was to attach two pairs of horns to as many heifers. These added dignities actually seemed to subdue their skittishness.
By MERWIN DELAWAY AT last the person interested either in movies or in photography has a real chance to follow his bent for one of the two and at the same time get enjoyment from the other interest. A complete outfit, including raw film, camera, and projector, is now being manufactured and offered to the public at a price which makes those who bought outfits in times gone by, think that Millennium has come.
by William Brady M.D. ALOPECIA, as physicians call it —they always tack a fancy title an a disease when they know little or nothing about it— ' comes in many forms. There is alopecia adnata, which signifies that some people are born bald. Then we have alopecia senilis, implying that a favored few live long enough to achieve it. But the most painful, the most cowardly type of baldness is alopecia prematura, which is thrust upon us by our friend the barber in his tonsorial operations.
In rural communities clusters of mail delivery boxes at the crossroads evidence Uncle Sam's postal service. Here the neighbors trudge from their homes—perhaps a few yards, perhaps a quarter mile or so—for their mail. Comprehensive as is the government postal system, still the service rendered by its mail carriers is necessarily restricted, as the country dweller knows.
The Brain of the Modern Zeppelin In the upper photograph is shown in diagrammatic contrast, the new super-Zeppelin car, with its engine and accoutrements. and the tiny boat of the first air dreadnaughts.
By J. J. TERRELL. M. D. LITTLE four-year-old girl surprised everybody the other day by writing quite plainly on a piece of paper, "Six bars of window soap". The little girl is left-handed. She could not read what she had written. On investigation it was found that she had received no instruction in writing but had watched her mother writing these particular words on an order blank a few days previously. She had reproduced the picture from memory. The little girl will go to school next year and her teachers will probably wish to break her of what they deem the bad habit of left-handedness.
By RENE BACHE IN order to answer this question in a way that will be useful to the American housewife, the Government Office of Home Economics has devoted to it an exhaustive study. It has reached the conclusion that the most important usefulness of eggs in the diet is as a substitute for meat. Beef and eggs are much alike in composition. But eggs, even at a rather high price per dozen, are cheaper than meat and equally satisfying.
by George H. Cushing THE biggest thing in American life today is that children are not being disciplined. They are not given moral training. Every man notes the result but only a few the cause. The first visible result is lack of respect for the parent and wholesale disobedience. This comes to seed in impudence to older persons generally and disregard for the rights of others. The second expression of the same thing is the absence of any sense of responsibility. This is the root of the lack of application which is almost universal in the younger generation. The third expression of the same thing is the feverish demand for excitement and extravagant amusement. In this respect, the younger generation is abnormal. It cuts loose from all forms of restraint.
A CONVERTIBLE ROAD GRADER AND SNOW PLOW This dual purpose machine is the recent offering of a Minnesota inventor, and is now being used by the city of Minneapolis. The diagonally arranged scraper or plow blade may be raised or lowered by the hand levers. It also may be tilted to a slanting position for working on the side of an arched roadway. The improved supporting frame by which the scraper is pivotally supported in proper position when the machine frame is tilted prevents breakage of the parts.
GUARDING NEW YORK’S BRIDGES IN THE SHADOW OF BROOKLYN BRIDGE Because of the impending foreign crises, these guards are always on the watch to prevent meddling. Ready for Any Contingency Equipped with rifles and rapid fire guns, the Second Battalion of the New York State naval militia is detailed to the task of keeping cranks [...]
ELECTRICITY AND VANITY AS far as the average woman is concerned, electricity could not be applied in a more pleasing way than in this combination mirror and electric light. By throwing a strong light on the object to be reflected the mirror does its best work. Possibly it will be an aid to a few of the gentler sex when they wish to add just a "touch of rouge". As a shaving mirror, also, it is ideal. The light is obtained from a self-contained dry cell battery, and the frame can be made of ivory, white, pink, or blue finish.
THE FINEST OF DOG HOUSES WHO WOULDN’T BE A POMERANIAN? New York now boasts the largest and finest equipped dog house in the world; it provides a home for twenty-five prize dogs belonging to Mrs. Eldridge Gerry Snow, Jr. The interior of the home is furnished with the finest Japanese tapestries and bric-a-brac for the [...]
A Philippine Superstition Forty years ago, the native chieftain who carried this skull on his shoulders stole the wife of Guanu, another tribal chief. The latter retaliated with a battle-axe, and took this skull as a trophy of his revenge. Upon Guanu's death, the grinning mask was placed upon his grave as a tombstone, when immediately an orchid sprang from the cleft in the frontal bone that had been cut by Guanu's battle-axe.
German captives in France, in order to puncture the deadly monotony, spend their time making toys out of egg shells, paper, and bread crusts, for the peasant children. THREE EXAMPLES OF OVO-ART On the left we have a Russian soldier ogling a bottle of vodka—the label on this bottle had to be translated twice in order to appear in English. On the right is the brother-in-law of Lewis Carroll's March Hare.
By DAVID WALES DOVER, England, is within gunshot of Calais, France. The German 42-centimeters could drop a shell across the 22 miles of water that intervene. The floor of the Straits of Dover is white chalk, underlaid by a stratum of chalk and clay. Beneath, to a depth of 208 feet, lies a ledge of gray chalk, very solid, of the same general character as that quarried in France for use in making cement. This substance is easy to bore, is self-sustaining, and is practically water-tight.
by C.H. Claudy THE aeroautocraft of the future will roll on the road, cleave through the water, fly through the air. Its owner will start from his garage or hangar, travel streets or roads at will, cross streams or lakes that lie in his path, rise in the air and fly over a hill, a valley, or woods, to another road, all at his pleasure.