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HOW TO BOWL
by Joe Falcaro I HAVE, through personal instruction, made thousands of good bowlers from beginners. Too, I have made hundreds of excellent bowlers, men who average around 200, from good bowlers. Any bowling secrets I have been able to reveal to these bowlers you will find on these pages. I urge that you read this article several times, slowly and carefully, so that no point is missed. Study it as you might study a lesson in school. Memorize it, if necessary, but be sure you under-stand and apply every point in practice.
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Sun Supplies Heat For This House
Sun Supplies Heat For This House OLD SOL provides the heat for the hot water system in this new sun laboratory, recently completed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology for research on using the sun rays for house heating and power generation. The man on the roof is Dr. Byron B. Woertz, research assistant, who is […]
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Smokes Without Glow
Smokes Without Glow A HOME-MADE aluminum shield with vent holes enables this English air raid worker to enjoy his cigarette and obey the “Lights Out!” warnings.
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It Would Make A Swell Fan, Too
It Would Make A Swell Fan, Too IT LOOKS like a new-fangled kind of windmill, or at least a trick water turbine—but don’t let appearances fool you. It’s an unusual aerial designed for W6XAO, the only television transmitting station in Los Angeles. The aerial is 60 feet high, and the paddle-like elements are intended to […]
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There's Still Room For The Fireman
There’s Still Room For The Fireman WARTIME scarcity of gasoline, or “petrol” if you’re English, has caused Britain’s inventors to work overtime perfecting cars which will run on other substances. This car, seen in Worcester has been adopted to run on anthracite. The car is first started with petrol, and after about two minutes running […]
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Bottoms Up!
Bottoms Up! IT LOOKS like an aviator’s nightmare of a mass crack-up, but it’s just the way one airport solves a “parking” problem. Due to lack of space, these light planes are set up on their noses in a hangar at Boston Municipal Airport, their propellers protected from injury by wooden blocks. By using this […]
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Page Mr. Chamberlain!
Page Mr. Chamberlain! BRITAIN’S prime minister would undoubtedly be fascinated by this latest rainy-day gadget, which is called the “Umbrubber.” Made to protect the user against sudden showers that might spring up, the device has a special handle of plastic which contains a pair of light-weight rubbers. In the event that the user is one […]
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Where Do They Keep The Towels?
Where Do They Keep The Towels? THIS new foreign limousine has a hot and cold water folding wash-basin of aluminum built into its right front fender. Beneath the hood is a 2-compartment tank holding two and a half gallons of water. The hot water section is heated by exhaust gases passing through a spiral pipe. […]
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CAN THIS WAR BE WON?
Modern fortifications along the Maginot and Siegfried lines have made France and Germany "invasion proof." The result may be a war no nation can win! by Maxwell Hamilton WHAT happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? This age-old problem in physics, a familiar question to every school boy, seems destined to find an answer in Europe's latest armed conflict. For the present "war to end wars" is a contest between two of the world's! greatest immovable objects—the Siegfried and the Maginot lines!
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Loom Makes Crippled Children Happy
Loom Makes Crippled Children Happy LIFE will be a lot pleasanter for crippled children, thanks to the bed loom shown here, the invention of Margaret Greave, of the Riley Hospital for Crippled Children, in Indianapolis. Miss Greave is shown teaching a young patient how to operate the loom. With it, Miss Greave won the first […]
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This Skirt Should Be Pressed With Steam
This Skirt Should Be Pressed With Steam Here’s a new skirt capable of turning either the eye or an 80,000 kilowatt turbine. The pretty girl is shown wearing $5,000 worth of General Electric turbine buckets. Though a bit impractical as skirt material, these steel buckets, also known as blades, are important parts of huge electricity […]
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Maybe You Just Have To Get Used To It
This attitude had passed by the sixties: Men Do Make Passes at Girls Who Wear Glasses Maybe You Just Have To Get Used To It NO, THE ladies aren’t going to a masquerade. They are just demonstrating what the glasses of tomorrow may look like. New York fashion experts claim that glasses can be a […]
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Bossie Gets The Breaks
Bossie Gets The Breaks ABOVE we see a demonstration of the newly-invented diathermy machine for, applying heat treatment for adhesions and other ills to the udders of cattle. At the right, a contented cow peers out from behind an electric fly screen, the most recent device to save wear and tear on bossie’s fly-swatting tail.
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Beauty Takes a Beating
WHAT women will do to make themselves more beautiful is strikingly illustrated by the pictures on this page. The devices which today's beauty experts have cooked up to improve on nature look like weird contraptions out of an Edgar Allan Poe horror tale.
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The Cows Like It, Too
The Cows Like It, Too BRITAIN, expecting every girl to do her duty, is training an army of city girls to make themselves useful on the farm. Before being turned loose on defenseless cows, the girls must first practice on dummies.
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The Evil Eye?
The Evil Eye? NO, AND she isn’t trying to frighten anybody, either. Her eye is being illuminated by the ophthalmoscope, an important eye-testing instrument, which enlists the aid of Polaroid to shoot a beam of light straight through the eye into its background.
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Skiing Like Flying With Bat-Like Cape
Skiing Like Flying With Bat-Like Cape LOOKING more like a bat than a man, this skier is demonstrating the sail-cape. It serves alternately as a sail and as a brake, and in the former capacity is said to give the user the same sensation as a flight through space. To protect the skier from windburn, […]
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"ICE LIZARD"
by L. B. Robbins AIR minded, ice-boat and mechanically-inclined fans: here is something to arouse your imagination and ingenuity—an air propelled ice-boat using a washing-machine engine for power and capable of good speed and breath-taking thrills. Let's build a fleet of these "Ice Lizards" for the height of the skating season and give the populace something to talk about.
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Puppets May Now Smoke
Finally, science accomplishes something important! Puppets May Now Smoke The high spot of a marionette show now touring the country is when one of the tiny puppets lights up a cigarette, inhales the smoke, and blows it out. The picture above shows the puppet under the guidance of invisible strings, and below, how the smoking […]
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