A magical performance.
Denny magician John Shearer had a novel way of making his point after perfecting a novel sword trick.
And the person at the'sharp end'was his fiancee, Miss Eleanor Moodie, ofVictoria Villa, Causewayhead.
John , Lochend Road, had performed his magic in aid of charities and at functions for seven years.
The Observer said his tricks and illusions were a step ahead of the usual card tricks and producing rabbits from hats, and the latest was guaranteed to keep even the most sceptical guessing.
It involved Miss Moodie'fearlessly'placing her blonde head in a cabinet through which John'carelessly'pushed through gleaming blades.
'Just when the audience is gasping and wondering whether to send for the police, John utters the magic words and quickly extracting the dozen or so knives, reveals his partner untouched by the experience and still smiling ,'said the Observer.
The paper told how John had'capped his career'by being chosen to appear in a summer show at St Andrews.