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Apr, 1917
SAVING A GREAT PIPE LINE
SOON after water was turned on in a great pipe line in Colorado, trouble began with the joints. There were several hundred of them, all told, twenty-seven being in tunnels through the rock. In some cases, the sand nearby was caught up by the water jets, hydraulic sand blasts were created, and threatened with their cutting power the very integrity of the pipe and rivets.
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GIVING THE THRILLS OF AN AEROPLANE
A NEW form of amusement park device that takes the thrill-seeker aloft in circling swoops has been installed on the "Zone" at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The device consists of a steel arm, nearly 250 feet long, which is pivoted at one end, and carries a car for passengers at the other. The whole mechanism revolves on a turntable, so that as the arm rises, the car is carried around in an ascending spiral.
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WHAT DRIVES MEN TO DRINK?
By Lucian Cary We've been told a hundred times that "Alcoholism is a disease." We've acquiesced in the statement, though but vaguely understanding it, believing all the time probably that in this connection "disease" means moral weakness. Psychology, powerfully bolstering up medical science, now shows us the nature of this disease.
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FIGHTING FOR LIFE IN ANTARCTIC ICE
By Dale Carnagey R. MAWSON'S recent voyage into the antarctic world was one of the most remarkable from a scientific standpoint that has ever been made. He did not attempt to reach the pole; his aim was scientific research and he succeeded famously. The scientific importance of his discoveries make him one of the world's greatest explorers.
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SHE FLIES AND DIVES
AN odd compact came to fulfillment recently when Mrs. Alys McKey Bryant, the prominent aviatrice, married Jesse W. Callow, chief engineer of the Pacific Coast Steamship Company. Years before, they had come to the agreement that if, at the expiration of ten years' time both of them were free, they would marry.
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OWNERS CO-OPERATE IN ELECTRIC CAR GARAGE
ELECTRIC car owners and dealers in the Central Park district of New-York City have banded together and built a co-operative garage. One hundred electric machines have been placed in the new station and six dealers in electrics and accessories have taken show room along the street frontage. As the result, the fortunate ones have reduced storage expenses considerably.
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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.
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Blowing Off Steam
An Unofficial Source City Editor—"What did you mean when you wrote, 'The statement is semi-official?' " Reporter—"Mrs. Blinks wouldn't talk, so I got the story from her husband."—Philadelphia Public Ledger.
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$300 in 30 Days!
Made by one Robinson salesman. You—yourself—can positively make $60 and expenses every week. I want men like you. Bustling. energetic, ambitious fellows, anxious to make money, who are willing to work with me. Not for me, but with me. I want you to advertise, sell, and appoint local agents for the most, most sensational seller In 50 years—the ROBINSON FOLDING BATH TUB.
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AN INVENTOR'S DAUGHTER WHO RISKED HER LIFE TO TEST HER FATHER'S DEVICE
MISS TINY BRODWICK, an eighteen-year-old girl in San Diego, California, recently showed her faith in the safety parachute for aviators invented by her father, Charles Brodwick, by dropping to earth from a flying parachute. The feat occurred before a crowd of visitors at the San Diego Exposition, and the parachute worked in perfect fashion.
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TELESCOPES FOR SHARPSHOOTERS
When Uncle Sam Was Right, and Europe Was All Wrong By EDWARD C. CROSSMAN AMONG the thousand and one things for which the Allies are "enclosing you check and order," to American makers — — are all the telescope rifle sights of our army type the makers thereof can turn out. And in this lies one of the biggest triumphs for the Ordnance Department of our army, after seven years of ill-concealed snickers on the part of European military authorities.
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A MOVE TO BEAT THE TRADE-MARK PIRATE
By WALDON FAWCETT (Photographs copyright by author) TO thwart the genial trademark pirates of the Spanish main, the governments of the twenty-one republics of the New World are being encouraged by Uncle Sam to put into early practice a form of "team work" new alike to business and statecraft.
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CLEVER EXHIBITS SEEN AT SAN FRANCISCO
Advertising Apples The huge model contains a reproduction of the famous valley. Night Lights of an Aeroplane The plate was left open and recorded the path followed by Art Smith as he "looped the loop". The streaks were made when he turned on the light at intervals while climbing.
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"ON PARADE"
There is no explanation of this section in the magazine. Just what you see here. “ON PARADE” One of the Costumes in a New York Charity Show. Members of American Drama Society in Dance for Charity, at Brookline, Massachusetts. The Subject of a Hundred Million Pictures Miss Florence Cassasa was selected from among a large […]
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MOGUL EGYPTIAN CIGARETTES
It’s a very pretty ad, but I’m not really getting the “Just like being in Cairo” vibe… Maybe they’re not talking about the one in Egypt. Perhaps it’s ones of these. MOGUL EGYPTIAN CIGARETTES “JUST LIKE BEING IN CAIRO” Cork Tip or Plain End 15c S. Anargyros – A Corporation Makers of the Highest Grade […]
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AMONG THE RUSSIANS
A Russian Woman Soldier The girl in uniform to the right fought in several engagements before being detected and sent home. A Weapon Used Against Russia The Austrians found the armored train shown herewith extremely effective in the recent Galician campaign.
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ENOUGH WOOD FOR A HOUSE IN BONFIRE
EACH year, at Stanford University, there is built an enormous bonfire pile, which is lit on the night of the big football rally and around which the students pledge their support to their team, two days before the big game with the University of California. A good idea of the size of the pile can be obtained by comparing it to the men standing by it. From the top of the tower to the ground is over fifty feet, while the huge pyre measures over thirty feet at the base. The tower of the pile is an imitation of the Sather Campanile, one of the new buildings of the University of California.
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NEW MACHINES FOR OLD WORK
SAFETY TEA KETTLE PRESSING the knob raises the lid. This frees one hand. STORES POWER FOR FARMERS THE windmill raises gravel to develop power. MODERN EQUIPMENT FOR WHALING LARGE steel tanks are rapidly replacing the old-time cask on board the modern whale-ship. It was necessary to cool the oil before filling the old style cask because the heated oil damaged them.
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COWBOYS PLAY GAME WITH POTATOES
AN odd game played with potatoes by horseback riders is a feature of the "Rodeo", a gathering of cowboys in the Southwest. The potato race is played in this way: each one of two teams consists of four horseback riders, each man carrying a long stick with lance-like points.
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ODDITIES OF LIFE
SCISSORS GRINDING UP TO DATE THOSE who are inclined to regard the scissors grinder as a dull sort of fellow, who is content to push a cart with a tinkling bell through the streets, may well contemplate the picture reproduced herewith, of another sort of scissors grinder. He uses his bicycle, riding it until he has work to do, and then supports the rear wheel in the usual way, and uses the machine as a source of power and as his work-bench, too. A simple attachment runs the emery wheel mounted on the handle bar, and the up-to-date grinder may sit at ease and pedal as he does his work.
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Hidden Factors of Service
Records kept like this are practically useless for the management of a business. Efficiency is impossible and funds for improvement cannot be obtained. Records, statistics and accounts kept like this are available for a complete knowledge of the cost and efficiency of each department of the business.
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SEEING MUSIC IN COLORS
By CHARLES W. PERSON MAJESTIC harmonies overwhelm the fashionable audience gathered to hear the great composition; the musicians are thrilled by the power of their concerted work; the conductor has forgotten himself in the ecstasy of power he holds over the minds and hearts of those present in the hall. It is a musical triumph. Over the heads of the musicians stretches a gauze screen, and across this screen play many-colored lights, blending, sweeping onward in overpowering beauty.
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CAN EDISON RECONSTRUCT OUR NATIONAL DEFENSES?
By W.T. Walsh THE American public believes in miracles, in the power of sudden invention to stem national disaster. Perhaps it has substantial foundation for its faith—Ericsson's "cheese box on a raft" came in the nick of time to save the Union fleet and keep intact the North's blockade of the Confederacy ports, and our inventors, with submarines, aeroplanes, and torpedo improvements have shown that they can work miracles.
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