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Ladies & Men's 



ENGAGEMENT.WEDDING 
FRIENDSHIP RINGS 




Agt A Iri V»^ MFH« Ir** 

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tri ■M>l. ThB f4B» ^ hitftr V'*"* hr 
taln» v' rairtk 'M» Ttn'i ■ im U 




'BCXJT TIME 
FARM 
WAS GOOO 
FER SOMV 
THIN'; CANT 
EVEN GROW 
WEEDS ON IT 
NO MOREi 




BACK IN REVOLUTIONARV DA^S 
IT WAS MIGHTV IMPORTANT.' 
WASHINGTON'S MEN USED ITS 
CAVES FOR AN ARSENAL.' 




Roticrl D, Whesler. Editor ara General Man.igcr; Jane Spaulding Nye, M ii ri .i o mi n Editor 
Mei Cunimin, Ari Director; Melen Doig Sclirnld, Asaocl.it? Editor; AKred V. Fsgo, Ari Corsultant 
TARGET. Voi. 7, Na. 9, NovemOer. 1946, published monthly by Navelly Press Division of The Premium Service Co. Inc. 
P. O. Bax 119B. Indep^ndrnce Sguare. Philadelphia, Pa,, editorial offices, 119 Weit 19th Stre*t. New York 11, N. Y. Pnoted 
in U. S. A., copyrighl, _|b46. bv The Premium Service Co. Ine. Priee 10 cent» per eopy- Suttscription price S2.0D per year 
in U. S A. Member of TTie Premium Greup 0( Comre». Entered ai Second-CIass matlfr, December 5, 1939, at Ihe Po5t Office 
at PMiiidelphia. P»., under Aet at Marcn 3, 1879. No living person named or delmeated in ibis fliagazine eicepi hittorical 
ptrtonag*!. 




Q"'rr. What kind of drtll is the man holding in picture 5? 

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AT" '3Jnss8Jd JIB Aq paiejsdo si ]j '||Mp oiiBuineud y 




Q"".^'£ Whal fleel oyercame greal odds to defeat a larger fteet in 1588? 



DAN TELLS VHS STORV OF 

THB SVth^OLERS' PLOT! 



GOSH I WE HAVE 
TO CRACK OUT 





Q"%'ri! What kinit of wood is used in making a "deal" table? 




Who discovered the use of ether as an anestfiesia? 




A''l^';*isiiu9[i ueouauitf '(89-6181) "^^"'N "39^9 seuioi{j, iueit|ij| 





AK ISLANP/ IMAaiNE AN ISLANP 

> 1 IN ALL THIS 

WE GOTTA FIND 1=3 OCEAN/ 

60ME WATER PETE.S j p-- 

WEONLy60TONE J/ ■ 

PEPSI-COLA 
8ETWEEN US/ 




ThEY, PEPSI/ IFOUNDA^ 
■ 1 SPRING OF 

g (fresh — 







f NOW JUSTALITTLE^ 

^ ^ PEPPER 

ON THE 
N05E,' 





CHEER UF» ) vioRE PEP5I, MOREJ 
PETE,yOU ■M.IKNEWTHEREWUZ 
OLD JONAH.'r-isaSUMP'N F15HY 
1 SAVeO A v-^^'^ABOUT THI5 
LlT-ft.E SIP hJ?^^iJ^£j,ISLAND.', 



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OON'T BE A 
SIMPLE SIMON 
-A6K FOR A. 
61(3 PEPSI- 
COLA! 





TARGET COMICS 



m WORRlECNtAILS.' ) IVE B£EN 
THEY SHOULD 9E / THINKIN'" 




'iTH A SWiFT MOVsMEJVT; THS S77^4^'^==^ 
BOB-S THUMB AND PUSH5S IT BACK- 

WASD.' 




What kind. of 8 racket is also called a "batttedore"? 



1 1 OUCHi 

LEGOO.' OOH! 
NAILS.'HBLP 



\TS VOUR OWN . 
FAULT MF BUCKO,' 
YOU ASKED FOR 

IT. REMEMBER? 



YOU 
NO 
LIKE? 



OKAY" I'LU SAV 
UNCLE/ I GUESS 
I DIP ACT LIKE 
A CHUMP/ 



ThlAT'S BETTER— I LIKE TO 
GET AL0N5 WITH FOLKS )F 
I CAN/ 



I'M ALL WORKED UP" 
VOU SEE— A BOYANDGIRL 
WE KNOW HAVE DlSAPr- 
PEARED, AND WE SU5PECT 
THIS kOMAR BLOKE HAD 
SOMETHING TO VOWJTH IT.' 



HMM~ VOU 
ML/ST BE 
BOB CARTER.' 



I MIGHT A5 WELL 

TELL yOU — I'M 
ACE ADAM5, PffIVATE 
INVE5TIGAT0R.-. MR. 
CONDON SENT ME" 
DOWN HERE TO IN" 
VE5TIGATE A MES" 
5ASE KOMAR 
SENT WARNING 
THE OLD A\Afsl 
ABOUT YOU — 



OOH, THAT— VVAIT'LL 
I GET MY HANDS ON 
HJM" WHy~GM<?>; NAILS, 
AND J 5AV£D PANAMA f 



CONDON KN0W5 VOU'CE 
OKAY, CARTER,' HE SUS 
PECTED KOMAR WAS 
OFF THE BEAM,' 



i4,.. 



BESORSAt 

YOU THINK 
KOMAR'S 
A CROQf<? 



1 do! we've done > 
enough gabbin5.' 
it's time for 
action: hahpigan, 
5tay here in case 
they come back,' 
carter, come with mef 



THEY AAU5T HAVE TAKEN 
A CAB FROM THE PIER... 
HOW ABOUT QUE5TI0N1NG 
SCmE OFTHE riACKlES ? 



SOOD IPEA! 



YESiSiSr I DID SEE \ DID YOU 
lA BOV AND A GIBL NOTiCE 
^GET INTO A CAB. / WHICH 
LBUT THE DRIVER S WAV 
IWAS A STRASiSec) THEY 
TO ME.' y WENT?, 



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TO Mia.COND0M.COND0N 
BUiuDINo, NSW VOkK--SIR. 
V0L15 CAUiaHTEH 15 Sef^^G 
ENTE5TA!>iEP AS A S-JEST 

TER CP FACT, 5HE S 50 
DELIC5HTPUL APS?SCN,I 

\ AM QUTE RELUCWNT 10 

\ LET HER flO" 



THE ONLY SOLACE I WOL'LD 
RND IN HE? CsPa5^JRE 

WCUi-D BE TH£ ROUND SUM 
0Ff?5C.DC0 IN UNA\ARf<ED 

SiL-B.TWh 16 Toee 

A\AILED TO X.ZERC, SENERAL 
DEUVERV, POPT-AU-PRINCE, 
HAiTI — 



IT WOULO SE AAOST EMBACRASS'NC RTB ALU CON- 
CERNED, OF COURSE, iF THE PO-ICE VVERS AWABE Of= 
THIS LITTUE TRANSACTION. SO, JU5T IN CABE OF COM- 
PLICATIONS, mSS CONOON WILL NOT BE RELEA5EP FOff 
48 H0JR5 AFTEH THE MONEY IS SAFEUV PICKED UPf 
YOU WILL UNDERSTAND, J'M 5UHE. 
WITH WARMEST PERSONAL 
REGACDS, I AM VOURS SIN- 
CERELY, X.rERO — 





WHEN WE GET THIS LAST 
JOB OVER WITH, I'M 50ING TO 
TAKE IT EASy/ THEN YOU ANC 
I WILL TAKE A TRIP AROUND 
THE WORLD/ WOULD YOU 
UKE THAT? 




I mOW HOW VOU 
FEEL ABOUT CRIME, 
WY DEAR-SUT KID- 
NAPPING MI55 CONDON 
ISNT REALLy 50 TEI^ 
RlBLE-IW 7U5T 
APPROPSiATiNG SCWE 
OF HER FATHECB 
WEALTHf 50RT OFA 
MODERN ROB'N HOOD 
EH7 



JUT /fOWAff'S TWO "GUeSrS' DONT 
^FEBL AS HE DOBS.... 





it^tl What State io thiB D. S. ii particularly ImowD for itt peacbeif 



m REAILY VEOY SORRV- 
TBULY I M\. BUT I CANT 
LET YOU GO.' AHNOLD WOULD^ 
NOT UK E \T! j 

"V 




SHE DEV/Lf 




NICE WORK, BABV/ I HAVE 
A SCORE TO SETTLE WITH 
THAT BOV SCOUT/ 



r DIDfJr KNOW WHATTO DO WITH 
YOU, STARK— BUT I DO NOW,' 
VOU'CE TOO CHIPPER TO KEEP 
APOUND--CAUSING TOO MUCH 
TROUBLE ,' 




O"^^ From what feature in its operation does the "revolver" derive its name? 



SEE TMAT CHICK? 
THAT'S S0N1A GALE.' 
50,TW/S IS WMERE 
5HE ENDED UP/ 



50NIA GALE? 
HSY—I KNOW 
A30UT HER' 




I 



suRE vOLJ do: H=5 ka.we 

AND hC/SSER HAVE B£E\ 

plastere:? cver -n-is 

FBONT PA5E5 EVERV 
TABLOID IN THE STATES/ 

SHE'S THE HlCH DEB.WHO 
TOOK UO WTH GANG5TeS'5 
JUST FOR THE THRiLL OF IT 
HER FAM[LY KICKED HER 
OUT, AND SHE VANISHED. 
AND NOW SHE COA^ES 




JUST FOR ROUTINE. 
fT'D BE NICE TO KMOW 
WHERE SHE HANG5 




And sonia l£ad5 acbandbob 
wenr TQ ycmAffg hidsout! 



OKAY/ VVE KNOW WHESE 
SHE LIVES.' CMON,ACE, 
LET'S GET CUT OFHEK; 





SEE HOW SMOOTHLY EVEffYTHING RLJNS^ \/ THAT'S 
THI5 TIME NEXT MONTH, WElL B£ T WONDERFULf 

THOUSANDS 0FM1LE5 AWAY PCOM HERE,/ BUT WHAT 
-WITH 750TH0U5AND 00LLAR5,' 



IF HE 5URV1VE5 WHAT 

BULL DiD TO HIM, WELL 

AND eOOO--.' IF NOT" ' 
t 





15 IN 570!^ FOR 

CAffy Amf»>NAm — 

A7 THE HANDS DF THIS 
■ RUTHLESS ADVEN7URER{ 

DON'T M/SS 

GARV 
5TARK 

IN THE NBXT 
iSSU£ 



TARGET COMICS 




OUR STORY 0PEM5 WITH A ShOP- 
WORN SCENE-A WOA^AN SCOLDING A/rtAN/l 



dan'l flannel, ah 

DBCLARE/yO'RE THE 
SHAMEFULLEST CRITTER/ 
ALWAy5 STUTTEKING>\NO 
STAMMERING.ANDAWK- 
WARO-LAHK/ VO'RE LAHK 
A-. A.. .MOUSE/ 



B..SUT H0NE5T; 
SEULAH BELLE, 
..AH CAINT 
HE'P IT/AH 
TRyjOSE 
BOLD, BUT IT 
JES' DONJT 
WORK 
OUT' 



ALL RICHT,DANL,THEN 
GIT/AH LAHKA AAAN 
THET SPEAK5 UR.NOT 
A CLUMSV.SLUNDERv 
IN'SCARED/CAT/, 



BEULAH BELLE.. DO VALL 
MEAN FOR METOCiTOUT 
FOR OOOD?BF Y'ALL 00, 

AHW A GOIN T'ee MAHT/ 

brokenhearted/maht/ 

BU5TED UP/ 




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TARGET COMICS 



yes.DAN'L... 

AH MEAN IT/ 






tUISTION 
N«, a. 



In fliilitary language, what is a "dud"? 



Back JN HOMESPUNJ CENTER 



THAR"S SEULAH 5ELLE NOW, A'TALKIN ' 
WITH HATE"FUL HERMAN /AH AIMTO 
BREAK THET UP MIGHTy FAST/ 




Q"'r,' What man in the past decade has literally ()ualified as "Hateful Herman"? 




AUTY 




N KennerhUFitch 





g u E M E R E D 1 T H 
^ stretched fazily, dreara- 
ily,.in her Feather-Rest bed. 
She was not awake; this was 
but an interim of half-con- 
sciousness, before sbe dozed. 
again in sleepy anticipation' 
of Hal Tate's arriva). Her 
father was bringiiig tlie tali, 
bronzed,ex-marine home to 
spend the week-end. 

That Dad should Jisve 
such a handsome clerk in his 
law office was a stroke of 
fortime. Having him invited 
to visit had been a bit of 
ciever niaijeuvering on her 
part. 

Mother had not made any 
out-and-out objection, but 
her attitude was that of one 
resigned to a situation, rath- 
er than of a person eager 
for. the event to happen. 

Her only remark had 
been: "Sue and I will have 
to do some cleaning up." 

That was like Mother, 
Sue thoiight somewhat re- 
sentfully. . She would not 
have said: "I must rnake an 
appointment for Sue and 
me with Helene." No, it had 
been Sue who had had to ar- 
range fpr their appointment 
with the hairdresser. 

The sound .of Mother's 
footsteps on the stairs 
brought Sue disappointingly 
to her senses. The small 
clock next to her bed told 



her it was only a quarter to 
liine. The appointment with 
the hairdresser was not un- 
til one o'clock She rose, 
however, and began to dress 
unhurriedly. Her mother 
knocked lightly. 

"Come in, Mother," Sue 
called. 

Mrs. i\Teretlith was wear- 
ing a neat house dress. Slie 
smiled cheerfully ai Sue as 
she entered. 

"l'm glad you're up 
Sue's mother said. "There."s 
so much to do before we go 
downtown." 

"Ali rightie," Sue said. 
She tried to sound happy 
about it but underneath she 
was seething. She thought,as 
her mother Ieft,that she cer- 
tainly -wasn't going to be 
able to look her best after a 
morning's hpusework, no 
matter what she might do 
with her make-up. Mother 
could be so unreasonable 
sometimes. 

Sue was stiTl in an- ngly 
frame of mind when she and 
her mother entered Helene's 
on the dot at one o'clock. 
And to make it worse, enter- 
ing the waiting room, she 
found Kerself in the dark- 
ness, Helene's new studio, 
just opened, was an^ interior 
suite in the building.and the 
receptionist, s p e a k i n g 
through the blackness, ex- 



plained patiently that she al- 
ready had phoned the main- 
tenance man to replace the 
light. She led Sue and her 
mother each to a vacant 
chair. 

"I could just scream," Sue 
thought. But she didn't. She 
sat pouting, knowing that in 
the safety of the darkness 
she could let herself go and 
not have to worry about how 
she appeared, evcn in spite 
of the other occupants of the 
room. 

Her eyes becoming accus- 
tomed to the blackness about 
her, Sue began to watch the 
silhouetted figures along the 
wali opposite. While she 
could not make out the fea- 
tures of those around her, 
she could tell that the woman 
at whom she was looking 
was perhaps forty. Yet, 
there was something about 
her that was eternally youth- 
ful, denying any age. 

"Care of herself," Sue 
thought. "Not forever grind- 
ing at housework and driv- 
ing her entire household 
frantic. If Mother could 
only learn to take an attitude 
like that!" 

Sue's attenfion wandered 
after a whlle and turned to 
the person sitting next ■ to 
her, The contrast was strik- 
ing, for close up she was 
able to see that the one 



beside her was young, prob- 
ably no older than Sue was 
,hersel£. But there was about 
the giri a sort of hopeless- 
ness. Perhaps it was the way 
she was slumped back in her 
chair. Possibly it was the 
droop of her shoulders, or 
the position in which she 
held her head. Sue could not 
make out the features of the 
giri, but she knew her face 
was lined, Lined with care. 

A compassionate feeling 
of understanding came over 
Sue. She wanted to lean over 
and take the girl's hand. She 
wanted to whisper some 
word of cheer to her, to tcll 
her that she must look more 
on the brighter side of 
things, Of course she could 
not do tliat. The giri no 
doubt would rescnt any at- 
tempt to console her. 

She began wondering, 
what it was that would do 
that to a young person. Was 
she burdened with work? 
Did she live in scjualid sur- 
roundings? Were her par- 
ents cruei to her? She shud- 
dered there in the blackness 
and thought of her own 
home and its security. It 
would be fun, she pondered 
hopefully, if the woman 
across the room could meet 
this giri. Perhaps that wo- 
man would be able to irispire 
her to a new outlook on life. 

There were sounds of peo- 
ple moving about beyond the 
partition, where Helene and 
her staff were busy.with 
somc customers. To the un- 
initiated, the noises would 
have becn indistingiiishable 
one from another, but Sue 
felt ;she could even see each 
separate interruption of the 
tiuiet of the waiting room. 
It got on her nerves. 



To begin with, Sue rumi- 
nated, why were there aU 
these people ahead of her, all 
sitting so still and ready to 
spring for the inner door at 
its next opening to receive a 
client? She had made her ap- 
pointment ■ for one o*cIock, 
and though it was past one 
now, already there must be 
at least a half dozen people 
ahead of her and Mother. 
She had a ■ desire to give 
Helene a piece of her mind. 

This tren'd of thinking 
brought her back to the 
events leading up to the pres- 
ent. She thought of the sud- 
den ecstasy she realized 
when she had learned from 
her father that Hal Tate had 
accepted the invitation to 
visit at her home, of the 
since tlien -almost impossible 
sequence of activity that was 
going to make her look Hke 
some kind of an icky hy tlie 
time Ha! arrived.' At the rate 
things were going, she'd just 
about have time to rush from 
Helene's and change in time 
for d inner. 

"Of course, Mother wouM 
never see the point She sup- 
posed right at this very 
minute, although she couldn't 
pick her out from the rest of 
the women in the room, that 
she was sitting there calmly, 
thinking that there waa not 
another singte thing to be 
concerned about The hotise 
was spic and span, dinner 
was ready to be put over 
(thanks to her own slaving, 
Sue thought), and. all was 
right with the worid. To 
Mother, Hal was just an- 
other visitor,and of no more 
moment in her life than if 
be had been Dad's law part- 
ner. She wasn't worrying if 
she looked ancient! 



Suddenly the glare of light 
from the ceiling blinded Sue 
for a moment. When she be- 
gan to grow accustomed to 
the brightness, she saw that 
the receptionist in the corner 
of the room was smiling. 

The receptionist said, "It 
was a fuse and not the bulb 
after alL" 

But Sue was not Hstening ; 
things were going through 
her head at the rate o£ twen- 
ty to the dozen. The thoughts 
of the past few minutes were 
c'oming back to her and 
bringing a shameful flush to 
her cheeks. 

For the new waiting room 
at Helene's was walled with 
mirrors.and beside the re- 
ceptionist the room contain- 
ed but two other people — ■ 
hsr mother dnd herselfl The 
person across from her, that 
cheerful-faced, ever-youthT 
ful -womari had been 
MOTHER! Only flectingly' 
did she dare glance in the 
mirror next to her,to"' see that 
the giri for whom she had 
been so sorry had been 
HERSELF. 

Sue was thoughtful alt the 
way home from, Helene's. 
She had had time to make a 
fateful di'scovery. ghe had 
learned that beauty and even 
youth was not so much a 
matter of age as it was of 
attitude. Unconscibusly, Mo- 
ther had revealed a secret, 
the secret of hef and Dad's 
happiness all these twenty 
years. 

"Mother," she said, "v/hen 
we get home,let me take 
things over, will you ?" 

Mrs. Meredith looked sur- 
prised and then pleased, Sue, 
she thought, was growing 
up. 




TARGET COMICS 




TARGET COMICS 



DiO vou Gsr 

Hm, BILL? 



I WOUNJDED THE 
CAT, BUT HE GOTAWAY.' 
VVON'DEC IF lU. EVB^ 
SET ANOTHEJ? CHANCE 
>\T THAT 
v* # \. JAP/ 



EVEN AWf SSROUS THAN \/ HOW\ 
MAC5 CEATH,B!1-L,IS THE Y ABOUT \ 
FACT THAT GENEICAL CA!«5E 7 MY I 
15 SENDING TCOOPS BV 7^ CAVALRY 
TffANSPCKT ANP GLIDER COMAWNP PE' 
HEPE, TO ESTASLI5H AN y COYING TWE 



AIRPORT! 



JAPS? 



'vou REALIZE THE 
RISK, eiLLJ IT'SALMOST? 
CEf?TA(N PEATH 
POff yOU iAND VOU/? 



a'M 7HINKING 
OF /VW: DOUGLAS 
NOW, A\AJOf?— 
\V£J5E ffEADV.' 




B'LL, WAIT UP! 
I HAVEN'T rOUND' 

^ A JAP vet; 



NO.AL. I CECKON 
THEV THINK TMEV'LL 
AMBUSH US ,' J 




yoy THINK 
THEV'LL 
SHOW THEIR 



ON IT; U'E'BE 
TWENTY A1ILE5 
FROM CAf^P'. 

HERE IT , 
COMES/ 



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TWEVRE 
ABOUT TEN 
TO OUB. 

ONE, a:/r i£7^ 

(Sfr 'BAS I 



BILL I ^ 
LOOKf 

THEV'CE 
eOING TO 
Fi-AV< 
U5! 



A' 



WEtL TJ?y TO 
FOOL ■EM — SPffEAO 
OUT, A1EN — ABOUT 
THIRTY YACD6 
AR4RT,' HOLD >OUC 
FIBE; I'Ll. STAY 
AT THIS SPOT 
WlTM AL .' 



I (SET IT! 
THEV'LL 
THJNK 
VVE'CE 
MORE THAN 

wE Ace; 



Q"'4I,'?a Is ao air-cooled or water-cooled machine gun featured in picture 7? 




VEAH, THBC 
UNES Al?e 
THIMNING, 
BL/T SOME 
©ET THffOfCH, 
ANVWAV/ 



SOOD BOVIBIU-THATS MTCI* 

> J MamofH 




A'K'l9Jieq 9qi SuudAoo mo^l leoupujjAo ^\ Xq pamiusp! *un} p8|ooo-ja|eM c sj sjiji 




Q''%Vv Wbat type of leg covering is the Jap soldier in picture 2 wearing? 




r -WE'ITE E\ENLY AAATCHEP) f". 'f - 
I I'D HATE TO HAVE AN /! ,1 
S ADVANTASE, FIGHTING /'^ 

j^,^ A jAP! ^„.^^ — rl\ 




BCOTHEIS, THI5 IS VOUI? 
TICKET CVTI MACS WATCH 
AND IDENTIFICATION,' AND 
VOU'CE COMING TO; 



UH"NO-- 
DOW'T 
KES-.' 



•'f 



'V 




NOW STACDT CUMNING/ ^ 
I'AA GIVJNS YOU AS MUCH 

CHANCE AS VOU SAVE 
MAC-- NO, I CANT DO IT/ 

I'D BE IN YOUP? CLAS5! 



HECE THE V 
COME, S;LL" 
WITH A WHfTE FLAS/ 



NiCe" WOf?K, AL"^ 
WE'U- Dl^AC-M 'EM, 
AND A\ACCH 'EM 
BACIC TO CAMP! 




-^^PPLIES AND 
''MEM LANDED,^,_ 

TH£ SffPOCT r^5E. /rtAJCW! 

BILL . e^EAT / , irtcED TME JAP^ 
,WOi?K! VOU-LL U^'-t5»^5^ 
GET OTED FCW / SE£, I"I-*L«05r 
THJ5 JDS; 4C;ffi: L//f£- A 

JAP,mS£LF! 



Killt ih* riral 
OUICKLYI 

liuo.i.*"J b)^ '"f 'J"!! 
Oo.d Hou.tt'tplnt; sull 35< ond SO' 





MYGRANDPA'S HEALTHY/HE 
LIVE=. ON 6ARL1C ALONE " 



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RAItl AFGHANISTAN STAMP 

Evaryan* vr^nti linTnpi li^rii Alnhin^ilan — ih* hnidanl □! oW 
rtnnrilav tQ Vamp* Irem' W> ll i^nrJ □ luplje Bt'e. 'Cr* 

lara Sdinoa «lamp irnra^n? voTua ^£Tc, ChknO 'C<QJq> W^ihr 
in^lcn'Blamp. bHulLruinLwibudilnmp MailcoChlLd Walliia. 
Ildlr J^tidlrolad /Lng-Eni[»tPOi. Anntnl HdnianiLr C^rai'B], 
Conode 1 kJnga all L[ii:lud4-d «-«rdai pochal sr lDt> all 

^Hf«|(inl Hnr Idf only IDc it tippio-nl oppllearli Tp-a 
vy\t Parleiallen ^uliij* LfirkidH Ruih yvi ffirler f^^N 
BTAHF CO . P O Bo» JQ:i DriLA S PA 




MO WOMDER 
HE LIVES 
ALOWE 
I 





YOU OUGHT TO 
U5E 50ME 50AP 
FOB THAT„DIRTY L 
LOOK OW YER FACE// 




HOW COME YOU'RE ALL 

5WEATER OUT 
OF STEEL WOOL"| 





ARE YOU WORKINGOW 

ATOMIC POW ER, j 

PCOFE550e ? fTYEP-I MAVE 
A LOT OF 
lONS IM 
THE FIRE// 



TMIS l?OAD 
60E5TO , 
TH'CIRCUS // 




\MOT DVA MEAN.YEI? 
6l5TERTAKeS RINGS 
FCOM EVERY80DY R-^UE ^^^c 

IW TOWN,MUH?j^TO- SHE-S A 




/VJHATABEYOU STAWDIWS 
(om YeraWEAD FEI2,I-IUH ??. 




0H,1'M JUST V 
TURNIN' TMIUGS 
OVEK I N MY 





What words of wariu'Dg are stamped od mosi match book covers? 







NILES AND TINA HURR-i TO BALD'i BECK. 
MANA6ER OF THE 9LUE PEJ.ICAN,ANO 
ASK FOQ THE JOBi 



VOU'RE OKAV !N THE 
LOOKS DEPARTMENT.. 
LET'5 SEE WHAT 
VOU DO WITH 
VOUH PBET.' 




A*!^ 'W^ 3ui]i{j|8 0J0j9q JBAM eso|9 



OKAYOKAV.' KiNDA WONDEB^ULr A VEAH...FOR 
CORNV, BUT I'M STUCK i YOU MEAN ^BUbJ DANCING..ONLV.' 
FC5B A COUPLE: ^^J^^ H1I3ED? JU5T MIND VOUH 

YOU'LL HAVE J y— OWN BUSINESS 

TO 001 J I/ \ AND VOU'LL GET 

AL0M6 FII^E.' 




HERE, 
,GENTLEMEW 



WE'HE JU5TIN 
s\ TIME TO CATCH 
THEIR AC7.' 



THAT NIGHT TOM AND DAWE AI?SNE 
AS CUS70MBR5,TO COVEJ? THS 
DEBUT OF TNEl^tViOANCETEAtA.. 






'« r/AM 
NILE 




MEAmNILE. NILES HAS INSPBCTED TMB 
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TROUBLE; 

you ? 



VEAH. rVE BEEN \ 
THREATENED. . -TOLOIO 
THEOW THE FIGHT. . . / 
OR ELSE-.JT'S CUE- ^ 
.TAINIS FOR THIS 
LEATHER PUSHER. 
AND I'M PLENTY 5URE 
THAT THOSe BIRDS 
MEAN BUSINESS. 





A FEW MINUTES LATER. 



IT'S TIME,K.O. 



RIGHT. LETS 

GO, Boys/ 





IN THE ARENA 




ROGERS, rVE BEEN HEARING 
SOME TALK ABOUT YOU 
TAKING A DIVE.THI5 FIGHT 
HAD BETTER BE ON THE 

LEVEL. . . UNDERSTAND * 




SURE, I UNDERSTAND-. 
SUT you WOULDN'T • 
■KMOW A SQUAKE FIGHT 
IF JT BIT you . 



Q"nI'i4. What man gave his name fo the set of rules used in modern boxing? 




Q"":?£ Where and when did the Gbarler Oak iocident take place? 



WOW/ IT'S 
C0MMI5SI0NER 
WADE,HIM5ELF/ 



OBVIOUSLY, HE OOUBLE^^ 
CECJSSED THE RACKETEERS) 
HE REPRESENTED...AND y 
TOLD yOU TO WIN . . - IN 
ORDER TO KNOCK YOU OFF. 




WELL,KO.,r'LL 
LEAVE IVADE 
TO YOU. r 'M 
SUPE YOU WAN' 
TO TALK TO HfM- 




YEAH/AND WHEN I 
GET THROUGH, I'LL 
TUEN WHAT'S LEKT 
OVERTOTHECOPS. 
THEY'LL BE INTEREST- 
IN WHAT HE HASTO 



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FIC3HT! I 
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ANYTHING! 




CHEE_1T l'" 

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NEAR /jk 

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CLUMSy IDIOTS WHY 
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jWHERE YA GOW. 
YA BIG BABOON! 




OH YEAH 1 1 DARE YA ^ 
TO KNOCK THISCHIP 
OFFA SHOULDER- 
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DARE YA ! 





THERE 1 
THIMK I'M 
AFRAID OF 
YOU-MUH! 





DISORDERLY 1 
CONOUCT, J 
YER HONOR^ 





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FELLOWS! 

DAISY'S sweli 
gun is bock. Get this 
lightning-looding, fasf- 
shooting 1000-i hotAir RiHe Sell 
\pne order, plus 
I 00 extra. 




FALCON CAMERA 

with Corrymg Case. 
16 picturei on each rolt of film. 
Seti one order, plus $1 00 extro 




DRE5SER 
SET 

FULL 5IZE Comb, 
Bruih and Mirror-exaui»tely deiigned, 
bsaulifully decorated, Sell one order 



PEN & 
PENCIL 
SET 




reolly 
good Foun- 
lom Pen and molching 
Automatic Pencil, Sell 

one order 




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Fomous "Chemcrofi" Sel, For 
intereiling experirnents^and 
Magic Boolt of 50 Mysler- 
loui Chemistry E«- 
hibitiotii Sell 
one order ot 
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WATCH 

A beaulitul Wrist Walch, luitoblo (or Boys, 
Girli,MenorWomen. Given for selling one 
order, plus Si 50 ex\ra 

f)lEATHERWALLETSGIVEN< 




mencar 
lody Wallet k 
Giris. Inilials in gold Also 
^FFICIAL so'^i'o' Comporlmenl WoHei 
SIZE FOOT8ALL (d' Boyi Sell one order 
Soli one order, 
OUANIITY 
UMITED, 



SWEETHEART DOLL 

"Peogy Sweotheart" is fhe 
doli you'd love to own 
Pert and pretly in her 
sweetheori gown Sellonly 
one order 



A big, husky 
HUNTING KNIFE, 
omous V^ith Loother Shealh. 
'Flying Ace ^^las serroled edgo, 
Bali Bearmg Roller^v,holtle opener 
SkaloslorBoysondGirls. ^S. Soli one 
Sell one order, plui$1 00 exlra!x. g^der 

ROY ROGERS GUN 

WITH HOtSTER SET AND p.p^bU 
12 FOOT ROPE LARIAT ^""""Sru. 



STURDYAXE, 
.wilh 
^..Leather 
Sheolh. 
ches 
>belt. 




Boysl Here'i 
husky 0X6 of feg- 
ulotion size, in o 
leolher ifiealh. Sel 
one order of Xmai Pocks. ' 




Nofhing else 
like ii " 
eod turns 
o I o ny 

_ ongle You 

can slond it up, or clip 
it on — leotfing bolfi 
hands free. Given, 
complete with Iwo 
botteriBs.for selling 



Boys» Gel 
Itiis big, al( — 
motol repeating 
Cap Pislol with 
Holsler ond Lar 
int Ifs o re- 
producMon of 

ROY ROGERS 
own Gun. with clicking bom. 
mer and Iwirling cylinder. 
Fires roli cops. Sell one order, 
plus $1.00 exlro. 




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