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A LONDON NEWSLETTER

A LONDON NEWSLETTER

I, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. Fifty-fifty.-- I keep on say ing to myself "fifty... fifty," and already the exercise is bearing fruit on my cheques and letter headings I have scratched out 1949 only three of four times. There is virtue in even numbers, although I admit most prover
January 7, 1950 - The Sphere - London, London, England
 
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JANUARY I, 1950-- LONDON CHEERS AS THE TWENTIETH CENTURY REACHES ITS HALF-WAY MARK; THE VAST CROWD ROUND THE BOARDED-UP STATUE OF EROS IN PICCADILLY CIRCUS A FEW MOMENTS AFTER THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT Tens of thousands of people invaded the West End to witness the passing of 1949 a
January 7, 1950 - The Sphere - London, London, England
 
Front Matter

Front Matter

Volume CC No. 2605 The SPHERE, London, January 7, 1950 THE GRAPHIC THE EMPIRE'S ILI STRATED WEEKE5
January 7, 1950 - The Sphere - London, London, England
 
SINEWS OF PEACE SINEWS OF WAR

SINEWS OF PEACE SINEWS OF WAR

the turn of the year President Truman decided upon I sending military and civil advisers to Formosa, where the Nationalists are planning their last stand. The Nationalists I still hold command of the China Seas, but on the mainland their war effort is clearly drawing to a close,
January 7, 1950 - The Sphere - London, London, England
 
FASHIONS in FLIGHT: BRITAIN'S NEW BOMBER AND NIGHT FIGHTER: AMERICA'S NEW INTERCEPTOR

FASHIONS in FLIGHT: BRITAIN'S NEW BOMBER AND NIGHT FIGHTER: AMERICA'S NEW INTERCEPTOR

T'he U.S. Air Force s latest model of the North American Sabre jet fighter, the YF 86D, has just successfully completed its first flight at Muroc Air Force Base, Muroc, California. The F86A holds the world's speed record of 670*98 1 miles per hour. The YF 86D not only differs fro
January 7, 1950 - The Sphere - London, London, England
 
SHOCKS FOR ALL AT THE ROYAL INSTITUTION

SHOCKS FOR ALL AT THE ROYAL INSTITUTION

A DRAMATIC MOMENT IN THE HALF-DARKENED LECTURE THEATRE OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION Dr. P. Dunsheath points out to his young audience the operation of a machine which registers and measures heart-beats on a cardiagraph, the pulsations being manifested by electrical sparking in full v
January 7, 1950 - The Sphere - London, London, England
 
MEN BEHIND THE SCENES AT JOHN BROWN'S

MEN BEHIND THE SCENES AT JOHN BROWN'S

T'hese pictures of life and work at John Brown s draw attention to the varied tasks in a great British yard. John Brown s has now known fifteen years of uninter rupted prosperity, and had its full shire in last year's post-war record of 1 ,400,000 gross tons of new merchant ships
January 7, 1950 - The Sphere - London, London, England
 
A 17TH-CENTURY MANSION IN DANGER

A 17TH-CENTURY MANSION IN DANGER

ETollowing a detailed survey of the building by the Ministry of Works, it has been found that extensive restoration work will have to be carried out to preserve Eltham Lodge, the beautiful seventeenth-century club-house of the Royal Blackheath Golf Club, which is claimed to be th
January 7, 1950 - The Sphere - London, London, England
 
PEOPLE: SOME PERSONALITIES IN THE WORLD NEWS

PEOPLE: SOME PERSONALITIES IN THE WORLD NEWS

P p p| p SOME PERSONALITIES EZ I L L IN THE WORLD NEWS 1. WHERE IS ENVER HOXHA? This is the question which has been asked in Tirana ever since the Albanian Premier left by plane for Moscow in November. Hoxha was accompanied by two Russian generals, and, up to the time of writing,
January 7, 1950 - The Sphere - London, London, England
 
BIRTH OF A NEW ASIAN NATION

BIRTH OF A NEW ASIAN NATION

Cince the ten-week round-table conference at The Hague in the autumn, a conference which ended in the Nethei lands agreeing to let Indonesia go her own way in her own time, the Netherlands Parliament and the Constitutional authorities of the sixteen States of the United States of
January 7, 1950 - The Sphere - London, London, England