These playground projects solve the problem of keeping small children away from dangers of busy streets. by Hi Sibley KEEPING children off dangerous streets during the summer vacation months is a difficult task unless some means can be devised whereby their attentions are centered on the home or its surroundings. One way to accomplish this is through the construction of a backyard play lot, but even then you cannot expect to hold the children's interest with merely a sandbox and a few toys. Slides and swings are part of the equipment necessary and need no explanation as to their construction.
HISTORY in the making is now brought into the homes of millions of American people through the use of mobile radio stations capable of broadcasting from the actual scene of any major event or catastrophe. Carrying broadcasting and receiving equipment, announcers and engineers, the mobile stations can rush to fires, flood areas, political and other events at a moment's notice.
A Guest Editorial IT IS no exaggeration to say that there is not an industry anywhere that devotes greater effort, is more concerned with furthering the fundamental purpose of invention and efficiency, than does the far-reaching, thorough-working business machines and equipment industry.
by Frank G. Stein TO ORDINARY laymen, stamp collecting may seem like a waste of time, effort and money. But to those who have been "bitten by the bug" it is the most interesting hobby any man, woman or child can take up. When such well-known persons as the late King George V of England, the late Arthur Hind of Utica, New York, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Queen Helena of Italy, Suzanne Lenglen, famous French tennis player, Adolphe Menjou and Clara Bow, of the silver screen, and countless other personages of world-wide fame were and are collectors, it is no wonder that this hobby is so popular with millions of Americans.
Men who have never outgrown the lure of the "Big Top" express their fascination in unusual pastimes. by A. Morton Smith PICTURE if you can, a noted architect turning somersaults on the roof of a Chicago skyscraper, a Hartford optometrist proudly exhibiting a collection of elephant tail hairs, a Houston financier fighting a ferocious lion on the front lawn of his home, or a San Antonio lawyer pursuing an elusive top hat halfway across the continent.
Telegraph Office Moves To Emergency By Trailer TRAILER telegraph offices that can be rushed to the scene of major news events for use by newspapermen and the general public have been developed by the Western Union Telegraph Co. The mobile offices can operate at any point where wire facilities are, or can be made available. [...]
Holder Protects Toothbrush HOUSING four toothbrushes, this sanitary holder carefully guards the brushes during the time they are idle each day. The brushes are inserted through a flexible slot in the rubber bottom which closes tightly about the handle. Each brush has its own dustless, ventilated compartment where it becomes dry. While in the guard, [...]
by Robert W. Gordon A new highway lures the autoist "abroad," to the land of bull fights and senoritas. MEXICO'S horizons, pierced with cloud-clustered peaks, today offer a new lure to the romantic motorist. That once almost inaccessible land of bull fights, quaint and colorful villages, ancient Indian ruins and winter bathing in crystal seas is now easy to reach by auto over the first link of the Pan-American highway from Laredo, Texas, to Mexico City.
HOLLAND, constantly waging war against an encroaching sea, has long excited the admiration of engineers and tourists alike with its network of canals and pumping stations. But in New Orleans, La., the same battle, occasionally intensified by sudden risings of the Mississippi river, has been going on for years with little or no public attention. Quietly New Orleans has constructed her canals, pipe lines and pumping stations until now her drainage system is rated as one of the most efficient in the world.
by Esther Hall Furnishing your home- on-wheels properly is the best way of insuring a care-free trip. IN PLANNING a trailer trip, what you leave at home is apt to be fully as important as what you take with you. In other words, you will soon learn the value of traveling light. The personal wants and desires of those making the trip must, of course, be taken into consideration and the quantity of essential supplies, such as food, will depend upon the length of the trip, number of persons, availability of fruit and vegetables in season and the general location, whether mountains, seashore or only main traveled roads. The following check list cannot be all-inclusive but it may be found useful as a guide and serve to prevent overlooking some very essential articles.
The Orient opens its heart to radio and in the footsteps of the American listening public, succumbs to the appeal of native amateur hour artists. by Robert H. Berkov AGE-OLD China, shaking loose from centuries of tradition, has taken the radio to its heart, and loud speaker entertainment has become one of the most important influences in a nation which is fast adopting the modernism of the west in even the most outlying sections. From bustling Shanghai and fast-growing Nanking near the eastern coast, to Chengtu in remote Szechuan province, from the far reaches of Hopei province in the north to Yunnan in the extreme southwest, countless receivers blare forth a cacophony of western and Chinese music, announcements, speeches.
Phone Booth Needs No Door A DE LUXE telephone booth, utilizing a sound absorbent material instead of glass or wood panels, is the latest development of the Burgess Battery Company, of Chicago, Ill. Open around the base, and because of the remarkable absorption qualities of the lining, no door is required. This feature of the [...]
Gas Replaces The Noose FOLLOWING the lead set by Nevada, Arizona and Colorado in the quick and painless method of executing criminals by gas, Wyoming has installed a lethal gas chamber to replace the noose, a now fast disappearing method of capital punishment. The Wyoming death chamber, manufactured by a Denver, Colorado, firm, is claimed [...]
Greenhouse Goes Modern WHAT is considered as the last word in green houses recently has been completed in St. Louis at a $120,000 cost. Unlike the average greenhouse of today, the roof is practically hail proof, the top being made of an unbreakable composition. The glass panels are made up of 24 by 26-inch panes [...]
by Donald G. Cooley SOME day New Yorkers are likely to be startled by the discovery that the dome of the Empire State Building has turned into a gigantic cigarette glowing more than 1,000 feet in the air. Not an actual cigarette, of course, but an advertising colossus made up of a million white electric bulbs, a few thousand red ones to paint a burning tip against the night sky, and the name of the manufacturer blazoned in neon on all four sides of the world's tallest building.
Listeners Applaud Program BY PRESSING an electric switch, radio listeners may express approval of a current radio program. Holding down a small switch attached to the base of a small lamp placed near the radio, the increased current drain is shown at the local power plant or substation. Now being used in France, the idea [...]
AN ELECTRIC dishwashing machine which uses six quarts of water, cleans all the dishes in the machine in eight minutes. Taking up but little room in kitchen, the mechanism is simple enough to be operated by a child. The dishes are placed in a basket which in turn is placed in the machine.
Wow, they sure do grow corn a bit bigger now, don’t they? Cob Tongs Provide Sanitary Method for Holding Corn These novel tongs provide a sanitary means of holding hot roasting ears. Made of stainless steel, they permit the ear to be grasped securing without the fingers touching the corn. Claws on the ends of [...]
by Dean S. Jennings DEAD leaves, whipped from stark lonely trees by the valley wind, sing a dirge in the night glow of a winter's moon. Behind the skeleton screen of withered oaks whose rotting limbs droop to pungent ground, you can see the house, gabled and gaunt, rising wraith-like against a blue shadowed mountain backdrop. They call it the "mystery house," and "the house that death built" or "ghost house."
Low Bike Gives Added Power WITH a seat only 19 inches from the ground making it unnecessary for the rider to leave the seat when stopping in traffic, a new type bicycle affords more safety and greater speed as well as being easier to ride. The leg muscles are supplemented by the back muscles when [...]
Ski Boot Weighs 1,200 Pounds A GARGANTUAN ski boot, size 371, took six weeks to make and is an oversize duplicate of the type worn at fashionable winter sports resorts in the United States and on the Continent. Built for exhibition purposes, the boot measures 13 feet in length and has six eyelets, eight hooks [...]