Take A Seat—But Watch For Splinters MANUFACTURERS of upholstered furniture, who are no longer able to get metal for springs because of priorities, were invited at a furniture show recently to take a look at the spring pictured at right. Band-sawed from a piece of wood, this spring has plenty of resilience, may well replace [...]
This report of an aerial combat was written in a hospital at the request of the medical officer attending the pilot. The physician was eager to know, as accurately as possible, the pilot's thoughts and emotions as he fought and suffered his near-fatal wounds. by Pilot Officer Stanley Hope, R.A.F. WE WERE on one of the usual offensive sweepsâ€”a daylight raid on some works near Lille. During a widespread dogfight over the target I chased a 109 down several thousand feet, but lost him in a cloud. Pulling up to regain my height, I found the sky completely empty.
IT REPRESENTS FREEDOM. It represents our liberty to do those things we choose to doâ€”to buy, with our earnings, the comforts that appeal to usâ€”and to enjoy them as we will. It represents the American way of distributing fine things with equality. The factory watchman, the mill superintendent, the millionaire yachtsmanâ€”all may and DO drive the same model Sea-Horse. All enjoy the same perfection of performance.
Carefulâ€”Tojo Knows Trees Don’t Smoke! WEARING mottled green suits and head-nets, these snipers shown at left step out of character as part of the scenery for a quick smoke during Army maneuvers. Primarily designed for use in forest and jungle country, suits like these enable men to fade almost completely into any leafy background, move [...]
Edward G. Robinson, movie badman, below, collects pipes, has one of the country's largest collections of briars. He smokes them, too. Above, Paulette Goddard, when not being chased across the silver screen by Bob Hope, runs a bicycle sales and repair shop. Notice the bicycle in this picture? Above, Amos (Freeman Gosden) makes with his drums and traps for the benefit of Andy (Charles Correll) who is an inveterate candid camera fiend.
LET'S dress you from skin to topcoat, to dramatize the coming clothing revolution. You break out your socks, underwear and shirt from factory-fresh packages. When you undress tonight you'll toss them aside like disposable tissues. The laundry man is practically out of business, for it's cheaper to have a standing order of new garments delivered every week or two than to have the old ones washed and ironed. As you slip into your underwear and shirt you marvel at their form-fitting comfort. They ought to be comfortable, for they are moulded to the contours of the body and there is not a single seam, ridge, button or buttonhole. No wonder your Shirts are throwaway-cheap: there's no hand labor of cutting to patterns, assembling, sewing, buttonholing. Rolls of fabric are fed into one end of a machine like a newspaper press, to emerge on a delivery belt at the other end at the rate of several hundred an hour.
They Harvest Seeds Of Death The pictures on this page show Royal Engineers in North Africa engaged in a job in which, as their slogan goes. “Your first mistake is your last”â€” clearing away land mines. Loaded with high explosive, these mines are cunningly buried, are usually set to go off only when the weight [...]
… Or Put An Outboard Motor On Your Bike… AN ATTACK on the trans– portation problem from a different angle has been made by G. E. Griffin, of Vass, N. C, at left. Mr. Griffin has attached a 3/4 h.p. aircooled outboard motor to his bicycle, the shaft geared by friction directly to the rear [...]
YOU'LL have to learn to be satisfied with a demi-tasse for the duration, unless you take advantage of every means to economize on coffee. Here are some tried and tested ways of getting the most out of that one pound each five weeks. Follow these valuable suggestions and you'll get more coffee per pound than you ever brewed before, and it will be wholesome, good tasting coffee too. Better try these hints on the first pound.