The Age of Color
THE world is spending millions for color today and, as a result, is rapidly changing from a dull, drab sphere into a gay and cheerful place garbed in all the hues of the rainbow.
America alone is using about $50,000,000 worth of dyes a year. These dye-stuffs sell, or help to sell, six or seven billion dollars’ worth of merchandise annually because, to a great extent, we buy what pleases the eye.
This guy doesn’t look camouflaged, he looks trapped.
Snipers in Camouflage Nets Difficult for Invaders to Spot
England’s army includes a trained corps of snipers to help impede the progress of attackers. Besides being an expert marksman, a sniper must know many tricks of camouflage, one of which involves covering himself completely with a large-mesh net that effectively conceals him under certain conditions.
Stick Substitutes For Table
A WORKMAN’S desire for comfort during his lunch hour is responsible for this novel picnic stick, which is a good substitute for a table. Instead of eating out of a dinner pail, the diner takes his food off a plate which is attached at a convenient height to the stick by means of a clip. A smaller plate, attached higher up by the same method, holds sugar, salt and a bottle of ketchup. Another one, lower down, contains pie and cheese. Other plates may be added if the diner wishes a heartier meal.
How a Skyscraper Window Washer Faces Death
by FRED A. BELL
HAILED as supermen, stunt artists are paid fabulous sums to risk their necks for a thrill-hungry public; yet their most hair-raising feats are duplicated every day by the daring men who clean the windows of the nation’s towering skyscrapers.
Perched at dizzy heights on window ledges barely wide enough to afford a toehold, the aces of the window brigade put circus acrobats and parachute jumpers to shame. For there is no margin of errorâ€”no nets or parachutes to break a possible fall. An error in judgment, a slip of the life belt and the window cleaner has signed his own death warrant. Below him there is nothing but a yawning city canyonâ€”a square of concrete pavement to land and die on.
Milk Spray Aids Sun Tan
Bathers at Willow Lake, near Glendale, Calif., have adopted mass-production methods to speed up the process of acquiring coveted coats of sun tan. They employ a motor-driven atomizer to apply a newly developed milk spray, which is said to protect the skin from unaccustomed exposure to the sun’s rays and to help prevent burning- and peeling.
heroes must not lisp!
“My thweet” lisped from the screen would mar the star’s romantic appeal. But that is something you don’t hear in the theatres which have Western Electric talking picture equipment.
To reproduce the letter ‘S’ was but one of many difficulties in the way of giving you talking pictures at their best. Western Electric was able to solve these problems by reason of its 50 years’ experience in making Bell telephones and other voice transmission apparatus.
All over this country, and indeed the world, a discriminating public flocks to Western Electric equipped theatres â€” one more proof of this company’s leadership in sound.
Makers of your Bell Telephone and leaders in tke development of Sound Transmission
THE WESTERN ELECTRIC SOUND SYSTEM GIVES YOU TALKING PICTURES AT THEIR BEST IN OVER 6,500 THEATRES
The “NOSE-TEST” will tell you the plain truth about ANTI-FREEZE
From the standpoint of evaporation there are two kinds of anti-freezeâ€”the kind that boils away and the kind that does not boil away. There is no middle ground. Some boil-away antifreezes, however, have been “treated” to “decrease evaporation,” and many car owners may get the impression that such products are all-Winter, one-shot, non-evaporating anti-freeze. Such an impression would be wrong. For such anti-freezes boil off rapidly when the engine is operating at high speed. An easy way to make sure that you get an all-Winter, one-shot product is by the lack of odor. Eveready Prestone is absolutely odorlessâ€”all boil-away anti-freezes, on the other hand, have a noticeable odor.
Model Aids Anatomy Study
“MISS ANATOMY,” a life-size female figure sculptored from actual life and featuring internal organs that can be removed for lecture purposes, has been placed on exhibition at the New York Museum of Science and Industry in Rockefeller Center, N. Y. C.
This article sounds like it could have been written today, except the authors seem more accepting of evolution.
The Conflict Between Science and Religion
A Discussion by Leaders in American Life, with an Introduction By BRUCE BARTON
Author of “The Man Nobody Knows” and “The Book Nobody Knows”
THE printing of these statements is a public service. It ought to bring us closer to the day when the absurd phrase “the conflict between science and religion” will be permanently in the discard.
When theologians presume to prescribe the boundaries of truth they put themselves in the impossible position of most of their predecessors through the Middle Ages. When scientists presume to announce that man is merely material, coming from nothing and bound nowhere, and that the universe is a meaningless riddle, they are equally out of their depth.
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putting IDEAS to work â€” research at IBM
â€¢Random Access Memory Accounting: RAMACÂ®, magnetic-disk memory storage, gives fast access to 5,000,000 characters. IBM Bulletin No. 400.
â€¢Slanting Rain: “Shadows” created on a surface by its irregularities and discontinuities magnified 200,000 times through electron microscopy.
Random Access Memory Accounting
RAMAC, IBM’s newest data processing system, needed a unique memory storage system. Ordinary methods of memory storageâ€”magnetic tape, drums, ferrite coresâ€”couldn’t store enough “bits” of information. It took a research team of ours,withTriggNoyes and Wes Dickinson as key men at IBM’s San Jose Research Labs, to find the answer. The heart of this new idea: magnetic disks, played and replayed like the records in coin-operated music machines!