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Popular Science Monthly

��A Billiard Table that Folds Up to Be Stored Away When Not in Use

A GREAT many persons would like to play billiards at home but have no space for so large an article of furniture as a billiard table. A table has been devised which will allow such billiard lovers to gratify their desire for a game whenever they please.

The table is de- mountable and can be folded up and put in a closet when not in use. It is light enough to be handled with ease and may be set up ready for a game at a mo- ment's notice.

The best fea- ture of this new billiard table is that it has the necessary rigidity for scientific bil- liards. It has ac- curate angles, fast level beds and quick acting cushions. When

the legs are unfolded in order to set the table up, they lock automatically so that there is no danger of the table wobbling when the game begins to grow exciting. Except that they are stronger and heavier, these legs resemble those of an ordinaiy folding sewing table.

���A recruit being photographed by the X-ray for indications of tuberculosis or lesion of the lungs


Examining Recruits for Tuberculosis

and Avoiding the Mistake France Made

AN American physician, Dr. Hermann l\ M. Biggs, was sent to France by the Rockefeller Foundation to study health conditions among the soldiers. He found that France is a hot-bed of tuber- culosis. When the war broke out there were in all France, only iooo sanitorium beds for the treat- ment of tubercu- losis, and no tu- berculosis dispen- saries at all. When France mobilized her great army she sent thousands of tubercular men into her trenches. The United States Army offi- cers are anxious not to make that mistake. They are, therefore, very particular about the exam- ination of the re- cruits.

��Sausage Made from Cottonseed- Economical Tidbit


��THE United States "1

���A demountable billiard table folded up. It may be set up for a game as easily as a checker board

��is certainly the land of cotton." Nowhere else in the world is cotton grown in such abun- dance, and put to such a variety of uses. The fiber, of course, is made into cloth; the oil from the seeds is used as a good substitute for olive oil and as a basis for lard, and now the seeds themselves are being ground into flour and used for food purposes. Gingersnaps and jumbles are made from it, and it is mixed with finely chopped meat and tied in sausage links. To make the cottonseed sausage, three pounds of sausage meat is mixed with one pound of cottonseed, flour. This flour is said to contain as much nutrition as the meat which it takes the place of, and to effect a consider- able saving on each pound of sausage.

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