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Dog Leash on Spring Reel Plays Fido Like a Fish
A leash attached to a spring-operated reel is a new wrinkle for dog owners. Encased in a light but sturdy aluminum housing, the reel carries twelve feet of waterproofed leash strong enough to hold a great Dane yet light enough for use with a Pekinese.
TABLE-LAMP RADIO. Built Into the bakelite base of this attractive table lamp is a five-tube radio receiver with a dynamic speaker. A knob controls the on-off switch, and tuning is accomplished by turning the revolving dial in the base with the tips of the fingers. CABINET TOUCH-UP KIT. Six different shades of high-grade lacquer are supplied in a handy kit for touching up plastic and colored cabinets. The colors are walnut, ivory, black, red, blue, and green. Bottles holding the enamel have plastic tops with attached brushes for applying it to cabinets.
Pigeons Are Bred with Camouflage for War Service
Camouflaged pigeons, with a mottled plumage to make them almost invisible to an enemy's waiting gunners, have been developed for emergency Army communication by Capt. Ray R. Delhauer, a retired United States Army pigeon expert, at Ontario, Calif. Most of his flock of several hundred birds are descendants of the hardier strains of pigeons used by the Allies and Germans in the last war.
Birth of a Bauble
IN ITS first year of operation, the world's only mass-production factory for manufacturing glass Christmas-tree ornaments, the Wellsboro, Pa., plant of the Corning Glass Works, has turned out more than half of all the new decorations which will bedeck American trees this season. At the rate of 400 a minute—approximately 2,000,000 a week—the brightly colored globes have been pouring from the production line. Six months of intensive work by Corning engineers made possible the ingenious machines which turn a pound of glass into thirty average-size ornaments.
Tests Reveal Compatibility for Marriage
Tests Reveal Compatibility for Marriage Checking up on the compatibility of persons about to be married is a predicted use for a system for measuring human relations developed by Dr. Ernest Chappie, of the Harvard University department of anthropology. Dr. Chappie places the couple to be “personality tested” behind a screen through which he can […]
Mickey Mouse Goes Classical
By ANDREW R. BOONE MOVING sound has been added to moving pictures to bring greater realism to the screen. Accompanying Walt Disney's newest Technicolor creation, "Fantasia," in which Mickey Mouse and a host of new companions perform to the rhythms of classical music, this latest Hollywood invention made its first public appearance a few weeks ago at the Broadway Theater in New York.