for the interesting outdoor profession of caring for shade trees Expansion creates future openings for permanent positions and advancement on merit to men who qualify. Selections are now being made. Consideration given only to sturdy, clean-cut Americans, not afraid of strenuous work.
EMBODYING the most modern principles of express highway design, the 160-mile Pennsylvania Turnpike connecting Pittsburgh and Harrisburg offers the motorist a route from the eastern seaboard to the west that is free from crossroads, stoplights and steep grades. As a consequence, it is America's first highway on which full performance of today's automobiles can be realized.
JUST CAN'T STOP EATING THEM Dwarfs Other 10c Sellers On The Candy Counter Giant Crispettes — the newest money-making sensation —many times the size of a candy bar, as big as a dinner plate, sells for only 10c. This tantalizing, toothsome, giant creation of popcorn, honey, molasses, corn syrup, butter goes "like wild." Super Stores, taverns, confectioneries, etc., do the selling. Hundreds of outlets in every town. Profits are exceptional.
“Covered Bicycle” Guards from Wind and Rain Many ingenious adaptations of the bicycle have been evolved by Europeans since shortage of gasoline, due to the war, has limited the use of automobiles. One Frenchman in occupied Paris, faced with the necessity of using his bike through the winter, constructed a shelter that covers him from [...]
PICTURE Uncle Sam as a powerful, sleeping giant suddenly awakened in alarm and thrust into a frantic armament race. Imagine steam as the life-giving bloodstream of this industrial giant. Then the turbine—that revolving, efficient windmill of steam—naturally takes its place in the defense setup as the indispensable heart of this peaceful giant who has turned warrior.
Living Statues Are Coated with Special Paint Various phases of physical education are symbolized by an athletic group famed for its “statuary” poses. In performances given before audiences throughout the country, the team depicts activities of the physical training division of Springfield College in Massachusetts. Wearing tight-fitting rubber caps and trunks, the men are completely [...]
Stereoscope Holds Seven Views Mounted on a Disk Still making a bid for popularity, the old parlor stereoscope is now being offered in a compact, “streamline” form, showing pictures mounted in disks that contain seven colored stereographs each, instead of the traditional card that holds but one view, Tripping a lever at the top of [...]
IF YOU think diving is a glamorous profession, visit the Navy's Deep-Sea Diving School, at the Washington Navy Yard, and be disillusioned. Here, picked men are trained in the grim and hard business of rescuing sunken submarines, repairing ship bottoms, and doing a hundred and one specialized mechanical jobs on the bottom of the sea. With every man a potential hero, facing injury and death in his routine daily work, the idea of developing diving "prima donnas" is discouraged at the outset. Students are sent down to their underwater jobs strictly in rotation, and for periods depending upon their strength and abilityâ€” just as they will be later sent down as regular divers of the navy.
From a single boy on a bicycle to a nationwide service whose trucks travel more than 20,000,000 miles per yearâ€” that's the story of United Parcel Service which delivers hundreds of thousands of packages a year in sixteen cities. The "delivery boy" organization specializes in handling deliveries for retail stores. Above, left, driver checks up on himself before starting day's run. Right, loading parcel-filled container on tailboard of truck. Tailboards of some trucks are elevators which hoist the containers to level of truck floor.
Bricks Test Storm Resistance of Phone Wires To determine how well telephone wires will carry the extra weight of ice during snow and sleet storms, engineers string bricks along experimental open-wire lines at the Bell Laboratories field station in Chester, N. J. It has been found that an accumulation of ice one inch in radial [...]
IF YOU were to select the most remarkable characteristic of modern industry, probably the first thing that would come to your mind is sizeâ€”huge buildings, gigantic machines, massive ships, great airplanes, bulky trucks, mammoth dams, tall derricks, towering excavators, long trains. Man himself seems puny and weak beside his creations.
By Otto Kuhler - Consulting Designer on Transportation CIVILIZATION has stood aghast at the role the airplane has played in altering the map of the world and changing the skylines of bombed cities scattered all the way from Europe to the Orient. Before many years, when the world has had a chance to bind its war wounds and turn its attention to the improvement of what is left of civilization, the impact of the airplane on other forms of transportation is likely to be as awe-inspiring as those first mass-bombing attacks on the great city of London.
ONE sure sign of spring is that annual urge to "do something" about the house and furniture. Perhaps it's because we stay at home more in the cold season and get a bit tired of looking at the same walls, floors and furnishings. Whatever the reason, the recent growing demand for change in the home has stimulated the invention and manufacture of more and different furnishings, gadgets and building materials than ever. Hundreds of these innovations will be found in your favorite department store, furniture showroom or building supply house this spring with possibly one exception, and this exception is likely to produce the greatest change of all in the home when it is ready for market.
Up an avenue cut through the trees on the slopes of Mount Mansfield, Vt., runs a cableway more than a mile long, carrying skiers past the treetops to the summit. The eighty-six-chair tramway, new this season, cost $80,000 and is the longest of its kind, stretching over 6,330 feet.
What are they practicing for? An attack by 10ft snowmen? Bayonets Thrust into Snow Man by Soldiers at Practice Encountering a snow man on the grounds of Fort Dix, N. J., two zealous soldiers attached to company L, 174th infantry, took an opportunity to demonstrate an attack with bayonets. National guardsmen and draftees are receiving [...]
Metal Goggles Guard Eyes from Shrapnel Splinters Special metal goggles to protect the eyes from flying fragments of shrapnel during an enemy bombardment have been introduced in England. Circular pieces of metal which drop down over large eye holes have narrow cross slits through which the wearer can see his way to shelter.
‘Venetian Blinds’ in Goggles Shade the Wearer’s Eyes Tiny Venetian blinds are built into the top of a new type of sun goggles to shade the eyes from direct sun glare. The Venetian-like structure is an integral part of the lenses, formed by deep rectangular indentations in the lens material which are then filled with [...]
Both Germany and England are exerting themselves to conserve precious gasoline, and wherever human muscles can do a job they are doing it. Witness, above, the pleasure boat that made its debut recently at Berlin. It has a propeller with chain and sprocket drive calling on arm and leg power; not so romantic as paddling a canoe, but it gets places. At upper right a Londoner pedals to work in a "Velocar," of French origin. In the two-seater model both driver and passenger provide the motive power of the toylike car
Outline of Monocle in Lady’s Veil Makes Latest Fashion Veils having heavily rimmed peepholes at one eye are being offered as one of the latest fads for women. It produces the effect of wearing a monocle.
Bugle Call into Megaphone Gets ‘em Up in the Morning Reveille sounds painfully loud these days to the boys in camp at Fort Jackson, S. C. When the bugler sounds “I can’t get ‘em up in the morning” he steps to a huge megaphone that blasts his notes throughout the camp. Mess call, he finds, [...]
By Allen Warren Elliott ON a misty morning a little more than a year ago, one of the most remarkable industrial babies ever born was ushered into existence almost exactly in the geographical and population center of New York City. The industry was aviation and the infant was La Guardia Field, already something of a whopping prodigy because $40,000,000 had been spent to make it the largest port of the skies, bigger than anything England, France, Russia or Germany could offer.