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Handbalancing Is FUN!
Handbalancing Is FUN! Enjoy the thrills of handbalancing. Walk on your hands. Learn this fascinating, muscle-building sport at home with my simple, inexpensive. Step-by-Step method. Mail penny card today for full information. POWER, 923 W. Vine, Kalamazoo 44, Michigan
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Solving a Knotty Problem with a Few Deft Turns
Solving a Knotty Problem with a Few Deft Turns WHAT you do with your necktie when you stand in front of your mirror in the morning often means the difference between whether it stays put or needs adjustment whenever a blonde walks by. Raoul Graumont, of New York, author of the Encyclopedia of Knots, has […]
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GAS WITHOUT COUPONS
GAS WITHOUT COUPONS was a lucky break for this boy who had a can handy when a gasoline tank truck went over a bank and 3,500 gal. of gasoline were spilled. Which all goes to show that even an ill wind can blow someone some good. H. T. Warren, of East Braintree, Mass., had a […]
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Girls Can't Resist this KISS ME NECKTIE as it GLOWS in the DARK!
Men! Boys! Amaze your friends, surprise and thrill the girls! Here's the most amazing, spectacular necktie you ever wore, smart, wrinkle-proof, tailored, by day a lovely swank tie in special color combinations to look smart with any suit, and at night like a miracle of light it leaps to life with pulsing, glowing question— "Will You Kiss Me In The Dark, Baby?" Think of the fun in any crowd! Think how the girls gasp with wonder as the question takes form so amazingly. And here's wonderful news! You can see, examine this new, utterly different, glorious tie yourself without risking a penny!
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CHANDELIER OF BULLETS
THIS CHANDELIER OF BULLETS was made at the Ford Willow Run testing field where Liberator bombers, manufactured at the rate of one an hour, try out their .50-cal. machine guns. The giant magnet retrieves the spent bullets from the backstop so that they can be melted down for salvage.
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What's New in Modern Living
SOYBEAN SHOE PATCHES for resoling footwear at home are spread on worn spots on soles and pressed in with an iron. The material comes in the form of dough. It is manufactured by Elliot E. Simpson Co., of New York. PLASTIC-COVERED HEELS for women's shoes are available in dull or glossy finish and in a variety of colors. These nonscuff heels, made by Pereles Bros., Inc., of Milwaukee, have wood cores that take leather lifts.
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Rosicrucians Ad: Psychic Phenomena and The War
On the Threshold of Danger — Strange Things Happen! Have you ever sensed the imminent danger of a loved one-even though he is across sea or continent? Have you been suddenly awakened by the call of your name—then realize that the one who spoke it was thousands of miles distant? If you ever had these experiences — as millions now have — learn the truth about them.
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Bell Labs: A MODERN SYLLOGISM
MAJOR PREMISE: Bell Telephone System serves the American Public. MINOR PREMISE: Bell Telephone Laboratories develop the facilities of the Bell System. CONCLUSION: Therefore, Bell Laboratories serve the American Public.
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Why Japan Can't Win on Land
The Nips are doomed when they meet us in the open. Their tanks and guns can't match ours. BY GOLD V. SANDERS Photographs by WILLIAM W. MORRIS Drawings by STEWART ROUSE WHEN MacArthur's invading infantrymen broke away from the Lingayen beachheads into the valleys of central Luzon, they started a new and decisive phase of the land war in the Pacific. Now, at last, we had the Japs in the open where we could get at them with the weight and power of our superior armor and guns. We knew what the result would be, from a cold-blooded comparison of their weapons with ours. We have captured Japanese war equipment of all kinds; our ordnance experts have studied it and found it second-rate, or worse. The Japs are the world's most brazen copycats. Nobody knows this better than our specialists whose duty it is to examine and test their weapons of war. These experts will also tell you that the Japs are not even good at copying. However assiduously they attempt to duplicate a good weapon of another power, they never succeed in equaling it in quality and performance. In outward appearance their version may look like an exact copy of the original, but closer examination reveals crude workmanship and a low standard of dimension tolerances. Actual testing shows up the defects to be expected from such workmanship and engineering.
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Silver
. . . most useful precious metal, it is prized for coins, jewelry, plate, photography, and medicine. By KENNETH M. SWEZEY OF THE precious metals, gold, silver, and platinum, silver is both the most common and the most useful. Beauty, malleability, sonorousness, and resistance to atmospheric oxygen have put it in demand for coins, jewelry, tableware, ornaments, and bells since the beginning of history. Because it has the highest electric conductivity of any substance, it is prized in electric equipment. Silver nitrate, its most common salt, is used in making indelible ink and hair dyes, in photography and silver plating, and in medicine as an antiseptic and germicide taken both internally and externally.
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DOLL MUFFS
DOLL MUFFS are one of the latest novelties. The one shown below has a doll’s head and body, and the muff part forms the skirt. It was displayed at the recent New York exhibition given by the Toy Manufacturers of the U.S.A.
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For Global War or Home Repair
An "ocean of Valspar" would hardly exaggerate the amounts used these war years! Millions of gallons of Valspar paints, varnishes and enamels are meeting the toughest of all tests—protecting our armaments and military installations against Arctic blizzards and blazing tropical sun.
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Lights Trace Hand Motions
Lights Trace Hand Motions COMMON actions, such as lighting a cigarette or tying a shoelace, involve a surprising amount of complicated hand movement. Photographer David McLane proves it by attaching lights, as at right, to the wrists of a subject, who performs the action before a camera in a darkened room. After the pattern has […]
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These Are the Planes You'll Fly After the War
We asked the private flyers of tomorrow to write their own ticket. The analysis of 3,345 contest entries shows what they are looking for. A DRAFTSMAN in the evergreen section of the Pacific Northwest wrote Popular Science Monthly last fall that of all the things he would like to see incorporated in his postwar private airplane, a foot throttle was on the high-priority list. He wanted other items of comfort, too, did Tom Phelan of Seattle—a cigarette lighter on the instrument panel, and arm rests built into seats for his passengers. Tom Phelan was one of the many entrants in this magazine's "The Plane You'd Like to Own" contest, concluded September 30, who displayed a flair for merchandising. The automobile never would have sold in the millions if it had not had, first, utility; and second, comfort.
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BABY GOES SKIING
BABY GOES SKIING when there is snow on the ground if mother has a set of these sleigh-runner attachments for the carriage. The wheels fit into curved casings mounted on the runners, and are clamped by an easy operation. Adjustment means are provided for wheels varying in size, tread, and wheelbase. For rough or uneven […]
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PIN-UP GIRLS
Everyone knows that the pin-up girls men like most are the pocket sized ones! PIN-UP GIRLS The kind men like! (Pocket size). 10 different PINUPS sent for 50c or 25 assorted for $1. Shipped prepaid in plain wrapper. No C. O. D.’s. Send cash or money order. No stamps. NUDKI, Dept.P-236 Box 126, G.P.O., New […]
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TOY WALKIE-TALKIE THRILLS YOUNG COMMANDOS
TOY WALKIE-TALKIE THRILLS YOUNG COMMANDOS THAT young “commando” in your home will be the envy of the neighborhood when he goes out to play war with a toy walkie-talkie like that shown above. For all its G.I. look, the toy is built of scrap stock and a length of webbing or a belt. The rectangular […]
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TOMBSTONES DIRECT TO YOU $9.95
TOMBSTONES DIRECT TO YOU $9.95 up Genuine beautiful ROCKDALE Monuments, Markers. Satisfaction or money back. Freight paid.Free catalog. Compare our prices. Rockdale Monument Co.,Dept. 501 Joliet, Ill.
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Lights Trace Hand Motions
Lights Trace Hand Motions COMMON actions, such as lighting a cigarette or tying a shoelace, involve a surprising amount of complicated hand movement. Photographer David McLane proves it by attaching lights, as at right, to the wrists of a subject, who performs the action before a camera in a darkened room. After the pattern has […]
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