Doesn’t it seem like those straps would have a pretty good chance of strangling the baby if it ever slipped? Modern Papoose THOUGH transportation problems are improving, it still remains difficult to park Junior whilst marketing or running other errands. The above idea, swiped from our red brothers, takes care of the problem. Pad a [...]
60 days to the front…every scrap of paper is needed! It takes about two months before your waste paper, reprocessed into cartons, arrives at the battle fronts carrying such essentials as blood plasma, rations or ammunition to our fighting men overseas. Turn in your old paper regularly. Never burn it! It’s needed! When waste paper [...]
"American prisoners carry their wounded in blankets on death march from Bataan. Practical Japanese give wounded comrades hand grenades for honorable suicide." "Chinese captive granted extra moment of life, but only while noble son of Nippon holds heroic pose for snapshot to delight honorable folks back home."
Rings of life and death, love and hate, from one hundred to several thousand years old, make up a unique collection. By LOUIS HOCHMAN IT WAS a beautiful day. The birds and the bees, fluttering about, were busy living up to their reputations. In a cozy corner of an Italian courtyard, back in the early part of the 19th century, two romantic young people were crowding years into brief moments of ecstasy. Again and again their lips made passionate contact as they pledged their undying devotion through all eternity.
Mechanical "Wings" with which the inventor hopes he will be able to fly, are the work of 36-year-old Horace T. Pentecost of Seattle. In his right hand he holds the flight control stick: its handle is the throttle, regulated by turning. The "Hoppicopter," as the inventor calls it, has a 2-cylinder, 20 hp. motor and weighs 60 pounds plus. Precipitron an electrostatic air cleaner made by Westinghouse, cleans 23,000 cubic feet of air per minute in this room where lenses for naval optical instruments like periscopes are checked.
Cut this fruit bowl and standi, using only a jig saw and screwdriver. THE home craftsman who is looking for something novel will find this fruit bowl just the thing. The bowl is laid out on a piece of wood 12"x16"x5/8" and may be oak or maple or any piece of softer wood which may be available.
A quaint turnstile for a country garden fence. BY ROBERTA L. FAIRALL FOR landscaping beauty add a turnstile along that garden path, patio entrance, or in the fence which separates the front from the back yard. They are different and handy. For the cottage by the sea or lakeshore, the turnstile with a nautical design is just the thing. A 4"x4" post approximately 5' long is set 2' into the ground in cement; then two 2"x4" boards, each as long as you wish your gate to be wide, are fastened together at the middle with a cross-lap joint.
Nathan Van Cleave is a top man in radio music whose improvements in his home recording machine grew into a prosperous business. BY PATRICIA KELLEY Photos by Bradley Smith WHEN Nathan Van Cleave started playing trumpet at 8, he never dreamed he'd be conducting a band at 14. When he left Illinois University and came to New York, he never thought in a few years he would be sitting in Carnegie Hall and listening to one of his own compositions being played. When he started to experiment with sound reproduction to improve his music for radio audiences, no one could have ever made him believe he'd wind up with a flourishing manufacturing business. But it has all happened!
Copied live or more times lifeline. ordinary insects are earful, fantastic creatures. BY ALICE GRAY Senior Technician, Department of Insects and Spiders, American Museum of Natural History AMONG the most startling exhibits in a museum of natural history are enlarged models of small or microscopic creatures which, though always with us, commonly pass unnoticed or unseen. A housefly as big as a house-cat is a terrifying object, with a weird blank face like the mask of a Martian monster, and an uncouth coat of spines. A flea, made large enough to serve six at dinner, stands revealed as most admirably streamlined, and thus enabled to slip unimpeded between hairs.
Alas this wouldn’t work nearly as well with filter cigarettes. Extra Cigarettes INSTEAD of discarding those butts save them. You can make one extra cigarette out of every three, or nine from a whole pack! After cleaning ashtray (1) trim off burned ends of butts (2) and place three in a single sheet of cigarette [...]
As a civilian pilot you will experience none of the hazards which are apt to confront our military flyers. PICK up today's military aviation releases and read all about how blackout suits, electric underwear, pressure cabins, crash helmets and oxygen masks protect our pilots against the "effects of flying." No wonder many of us are afraid to go up in a plane! We have been given the impression that in order to fly, a fellow has to be a kind of Captain Marvel with a stainless-steel constitution.
Now you can record anything you want to— easily and cheaply. BY WILLIAM P. LEAR AND GEORGE DANIELS HAVE you ever wanted to recapture a radio program—a great symphony, a historic speech, or perhaps a new tune that has been eluding your memory? The chances are that you have never been able to do it because recording equipment has always been so costly and complicated. The modern wire recorder has changed the amateur recording outlook entirely, however. It is now possible to record anything you like at a cost of only a few pennies or a full hour’s recording.
Table-top photography is more than just a hobby with Mr. E. Heimann, F.R.P.S., F.I.B.P. of London, England; it has become a real science and a profitable one. He started photographing table-top models for his own amusement years ago and as he became more experienced, found there was a demand for his pictures. Thereupon he left his office job and concentrated upon his new art.
This, of course, took up a small corner of a page in the middle of a dozen page advertising section. IT’S A CRIME to waste so much as a scrap of paper. Ten pounds of paper will make ten shell containers; ten pounds will make twenty blood plasma (have you given blood yet?) containers. Ten [...]