Tricks With Large Balls And Apparatus

1.- To Transform the Small Balls to Larger Ones.- At the conclusion of the "Multiplication" Pass last above described, there is of course a ball under each of the cups and another palmed in the right hand. The performer disposes of the palmed ball, and remarks, "Notwithstanding the number of balls I have Just produced, there are still plenty more to come." Meanwhile, he has palmed from the servante one of the Is inch parti-colored cloth balls. He now raises "C," showing there is a ball still under it; then, when replacing it on the table, secretly introduces the palmed ball. He now takes the small ball, and pretends to pass it upwards through the table into the cup, really leaving it on the servante and palming another of the cloth balls. The same operation is repeated with the remaining two cups when, unknown to the audience, each cup will contain one of the cloth balls. If the trick is to end here, all that remains to be done 13 to raise the cups and disclose the balls; otherwise, this is done in connection with the next Pass.

2.- To Transform the Balls to Still Larger Ones.- The larger balls are also of partl-col-ored cloth, about inches in diameter, stuffed with hair or sawdust. Such a ball may be pressed into the upper part of a cup where it will remain so that the latter may be raised and will appear empty; the ball may be dislodged as required by bringing the cup down with a sharp tap on the table.

Right hand raises "C," exposing the medium sized ball, and which claims all attention while the cup is transferred to the left hand, and over the ball (obtained from the servante) which is pressed up into it. Cup replaced on table lightly so as not to dislodge the ball.

The same operation is repeated at "B."

When about to introduce the third ball, contrive to let it be seen over the rear edge of table (droooping It back on servante), then replace the cup apparently over the ball.

(To be continued)

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corner restored stephen simpson

Restoring the corner to a restored card is often asked for by spectators. This is an effective solution to that logical additional step. Let us say that the 10H is to be torn and restored. Have the 10H on top of deck followed by the as. Third card is a duplicate 10H. On face of deck is a duplicate as. a third 10H with corner missing (in possession of performer) is In a card box. The top 10H is forced, preferably by the "slip" method. Parenthetically, it can be said at this point that performer can reveal card by the "Before Your Eyes" feature in Jinx No.32. The card is then torn up by spectator, an index corner given him to hold (corner fitting card in box, of course),pieces being dropped into empty compartment of card" box for the exchange.

After the restoration, and after the corner lias been found to fit, the performer places the cornerless card on the face of deck, same being held in left hand facing audience, they being given ample opportunity to see that the card on which the 10H has been placed is the AS. The performer then moistens the torn off corner or puts on a dab of wax and sticks it to the center of the exposed 10H. Of course the index corner of the AS can still be seen through the comer of the 10H. Meanwhile, the first finger of the left hand has lifted up the upper end of the two top cards at back of deck, and the performer makes a regular "color change", the back two cards being passed to the front.

To the audience the face 10H is visibly restored. The performer casually removes the 10H to show and the AS still seen beneath. It is then inserted in center of deck and the two faoe cards palmed off at first opportunity, leaving deck in a complete and normal condition.

(continued from page 291) to the ears of Mr. X's friend who rushed to police headquarters with the envelope containing the name of the man Mr. X had feared, elated that he had written it down because he had long since forgotten it. However, when the envelope was opened (have pseudo-friend open his envelope and withdraw card) the card was blank. In their efforts to solve the crime, the local police were stalemated at every turn. They finally called in a representative of the Department of Justice. (Performer) On the second day, this man stepped up -to a person on the street, and said," "Bill, (or whatever was the secretly written name) you are under arrest for the murder of Mr. X."

Acted out, this stunt becomes an interesting story and finishes with a complete surprise angle. It is quite perfect for clubs and house parties where the audience Is acquainted with one" another.

Required: W - White card (Fig.l): X - White card (Pig.5); Y - White card (Pig.2); Z - White card (Pig.6); L - Window envelope (drug), cut as shown and in which Y will fit (Pig.3); V -drug envelope with flap cut off (Flg.4); H - folded drug envelope (Flg.7); a wide rubber band and several unprepared envelopes.

Preparation: Place X in unprepared envelope(O). Push to bottom but do not seal. Put M on top of 0 and bring flap of 0 down over it which makes M look ordinary even when flap Is raised. Place Z in folded envelope, rush to bottĀ«^c jud seal.

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Arrange envelopes and cards as shown in side view(Fig.9) and bind with rubber band. N then assumes position on packet (DC edge under band) as shown by ABCD in Fig 8. Despite this faking, result Is an innocent appearing packet of envelopes bound with rubber band.

Secret: The effect is accomplished by employing two switches and reading the written name through the window envelope (L).

Presentation; Lay the packet on left palm flap side up. Remove t and L, laying to one side. Exhibit W and place In M without removing M from packet. Grip flap of 0, and pull 0 free from packet turning packet slightly toward yourself, which takes care of the first switch. How, In process of tapping 0 on the table apparently to get W (really X) to bottom of envelope, left hand turns packet over, and using It as a base, 0 is folded, sealed, and stood tentwlse on table. Y is now handed to second spectator for writing of name. As name is written, right hand picks up L, right forefinger covering window. Handle carelessly but make no attempt to show ordinary. When Y Is ready, hold L towards spectator, flap side up, have Y inserted writing side down and pushed to bottom. To turn L so window is toward you, tap it a bit on.table which covers the move. Hold L to spectators lips for him to lick gum, and written name will be directly before your eyes. Lay L, flap side up, on packet and fold in half, creasing it carefully and holding it on packet Tilth left fingers so that it assumes position EFGH as shown in Fig.8. Right hand starts to take folded L, left hand turns slightly toward body, and right fingers pull N from beneath rubber band and stand It tent-wise on table to your right. Left hand drops packet of envelopes In pocket and the effect is brought to a conclusion.

hows tricks?

March 6, 1938

Dear Ted:

As criticism is ever welcome to authors, so, I am told, is controversy welcome to editors, since you deemed my latest book, "H0W<S TRICKS?" worthy of a full page of venom in the March JINX, I beg the courtesy of similar space, partly to controvert, but aiso, I hope, to enlighten you.

1. Extract from Minutes, Parent Assembly Jan. 8, 1933s "The following motion was made by 111. Herman and seconded by 111. Irving: MOVED:

To remove books selling for one dollar($1.00) or more per copy from the Jurisdiction of the Ethics Committee, or the Parent Assembly as a body."

After much discussion, the principle of which was that when a person spent one dollar or more for a magic book, that Interest in the subject was inqplied, and that neither the Parent Assembly nor anyone else should attempt to restrain amateurs who were interested in Magic by limiting the material in books for which they were willing to pay, the motion was ---'CARRIED."

2. Although thus officially removed from EthlcTTommittee Jurisdiction In 1933, nevertheless books selling for $1.00 or more had as a matterof policy been deemed ipso facto non-exposure by allethics committees for many years previous to this date.

3. However, as chairman of the present committee,"T voluntarily waived these precedents and submitted my completed end accepted script to them on 3ept. 22, 1937, surrendering the chair to Charles. Harris and leaving the meeting for two hours while they deliberated.

4. I accepted the committee's request as to eliminations and revisions, out out every trick to which they raised objection, and sub-

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