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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta r- Advance of Wireless by Which a Single Voice'.'May Actually' Be Heard in Every Corner of the Country, on Mountain Top or Coal Mine at' -the Same Moment. By F, A. COLLINS WITH the aid of the lonj-disiance wireless telephone a single ToiceTnay address the population entire nation. "A revo- lution in communication wiil date from'the. in- stallation of this marvellous new instrument. In the not distant future the newspapers may an- some dav, for ms'ance, that the President of the United State- will addre.s the people tne lollowing morning at 10 o'clock At the appoint- ed hour persons scattered tnrongh- oui the cuuntry may listen, to his address withouj. unsung a word or eW the mncrtion of the .peaker's voice At a burst of eloquence a great of sweep the conntrj, and a jole will ra( e a laugh from sea to In some hour of peril the entire population (an tin.- be collected and addressed The wireless telephone promises to make the world Mfe for democracy as has no other agent 'the early days of the Greek republic, it wi be remembered, the populace was in tbe habit 01 meeiing at noon every day before the tribune to be the orators and to determine al- fairs of government. The system insured a pure democrac. m which every citizen could take part and be represented. With the growth of popula. tiou tLc dailv meeting soon became unwieldy, and a form of representative government was evolved. Centuries later the wireless telephone will make it to return in a measure to these primi- im ana ideal conditions. people may be summoned to stand.'as it were, in one vast au- dience and listen to their chief executive. The importance CA this direct means of com- one's car, although the pilots may be miles away nnd ofien at ereat altitudes. To test the tele- phone an order would be given to the leader 05 the air squadron to turn his fleet to the right left and a moment later the of air- ships would obey the order. The transmitter of the wireless telephone may be readily equipped with an amplifier which will enable the voice to be heard by thousands of peo- pie. During the aeronautical exhibition in the 1 Madison Square Garden in New York the voice of an airplane pilot, speaking from Ins machine a mile nbove the earth nnd many was thus'amplified nnd distinctly heard through; out the hall by and more, people. _ An for example, could be quickly and cheap- Iv raised above the roof of a theatre and the words of the President, for example, thus picked out of the sky and amplified so that an audience of thousands could hear every word. If all the moving picture theatres o? the land equipped, what an audience could be addressed nightly throughout the United States. Every section of the United States will thus bo brought within touch of Washington or any other centre. Every theatic of a great city and the factory or office of every business could thus licar the voice- In remote parts of the country, where even the mails'rcach but once a day or at Igrtger intervals the population assembled at the village school, store or churtli could listen in at ,the same instant of time. The wireless telephone may also be connected up with the ordinary tele-1 phone system which could lhus.bc used to supple- merit it Every telephone in the co-Jiltry could be connected up with Washington, at the appoint- ed the President's voice could be heard on mountain tops or in coal mines. "There would be few people in the country who could not be brought within it No, invention history has so served to inrUhc- closely together or destined to work sucli a revo-- lution. A Tjrec Trunk Used as a Wireless Tower in Alaska, A "Field Wireless Station in Operation. In a few minutes. If the wireless telephone were installed today it would be possible, for example, -for President Wilson on his return from France to discuss the league of nations in this way with every citizen. It is prophesied with confidence by telephone engineers that within a few years the-President's messages at his inaugural Or be- fore Congress will be delivered directly in this way to thi entire people. niuuicating'vlth the population, no matter 'in what part of the United States it may be situated, can scarcely be measured. In the.early days .of; the republic, wherf communication was by stage coach, days were, required to .carry the Prcsi- dent's message from Washington to the principal cities of ihc country. The system was }0ow and awkward to 3 degree, and-natiunal development was correspondingly deliberate. The appearance of the railroaded the telegraph worked a revo- lution by cutting the 'time between cities to per- haps onc-tcnth. The marvellous the United States in the past 70 years is very largely due to improved means of commumca- liot .T The wireless telephone annihilates space. It will woj'k a revolution comparable'to that of the railroad and the telegraph. No. other country Js well prepared as the United Slates to lake ad- vantage of-tho new invention. There ace today about wireless stations scattered far nnJ wiife throughout the United States. A great many of these arc amateur stations, equipped with re- Where the of Lizards Are Highly Prized as an Appetizing Dish -when bcliiE TUB water monitor Is one of llio ttandlivs ol the natives of india, Ceylon and the Mala? peninsula and islanos and the eggs cf this species-of lizard aic more highly prized Ikan liens' ,Yoii might ehuddcr when you suddenly con- fronted a water monitor tn lue jungle, N'ot f-o Ihe native, hunirne its eggs and rejolclrjg to get white, sofl-shc-llcd'eSss'lii hoilow? tries, i Durnu these bring a niuch nlgher price than htn'seees. "The monitor Is well fitttd for Its tays a writer In the Scientific American', "It Is a swift runner, able to overtake the speediest mammals, s frogs, Inrlles and jnakia on which It feeds. It often slaflles hunters'by crashing Hi rough the Jungle, making a< much noise as large game. It limbs trees for squirrels, birds and their At acts as oars and rudder, When being It fights and lull. "Ths natives term the monitor -Kabara-Coya, Although it Is harmless antf non-polfonous, it Is to produce deadly poisons., Toe Slfigalese are In brewing a deadly poison farmed 'Kabaralol.' "They culratt nelsons ;from venomous snakes, adding arsenic and other boiling Hie corn- blnaUon.lTi Imraan skulls. And here ihe monitor comes in part They .tic -three; monitors on three, "ides the e Then they torment tho monllors with whips and make them hl6S to cause the Bre to Slazc: up. natives believe that.the bfss of the raonitorj-adds to'the poisonous (luality of deadly brew, f, ceiving devices only. Sucli apparatus may.; be. adjusted readily to pick up the invisible waves of the 'telephone messages. So numerous have these amateur wireless stations become in all parts of the country that it bccarne-iiecessary for the government to. regulate them front interfering with the.seiMinsr. of ernment and'commercial niessagcs. A receiving, station, however, can do no harm. The cost of installing such a station is friflinsf. The wires which pick up the vibrations may be. strung from the barn to the hay slack of every farm or upon the roof city house. The tost of such an outfit need not The cost of keeping up such n plnnt is trifling. The wireless telephone is, therefore, within tho.reacri, of all. The apparatus remiircd .for sending out enabling the operator actually to Ulk through the air, is expensive nt present ajKl rc- c.uires'Otnc technical experience to oncrntc. .Hut any one with an outlny of and a little time may up with the great wireless tele- phone which will won be extended.far over the United States. The'efficiency of the wireless telephone, lias- been clearly shown by its work with airpla'noJ In nirfil. A' small telephone 6et per- fectly through a radius ot 260 miles has Wen to signnl to flying squadrons. The writer has "listened in" on mnny coriversations the stations and th6 sir pilots.' ;