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TARGET HITS AND MISSES X 

A Reminder From the Editors 

February 22 to 29 is BrotTierhood Week. Help preserve democracy al home and peace through- 
out the world by observing it. The best way to do this: Be friendly and tolerant toward people of 
every nationality, color, and religion, this week and every week! 

THE READERS WRITE: 



Who'd like a pen pai in Australia? 

Dear Sir: 

I have just read yon r July copy of 
TARGET COMICS which I receivcd 
from a friend of mine who has a pen- 
ffriend in Canad.i. 1 am wondering if 

youcould through TARGET COMICS 
obiain a pen -friend for me. I am fifteen 
and enjoy movjes and sports immenscly. 
I am ip hjgh scbonj bu» I l»;lirvc ihat 
Ihe seho-ols over there are graded dif- 
feremly to ours here. I enjoyed the 
TARGET C0M1CS very much and I 
knnw that you will do whalever you 
can for me. 

I remain, 
Yours failhfully, 

Dorothy Yunker 
171 Genrge Street 
Bunda berg, Queensland 
Australia 
■ • • 

TARCET COMICS is a No. 1 favorire 
in this sanatorium, 

Dear Editors: 
S First of all I vs rit io teH you what a 
Iwonderful comic you have in TARGET. 
Ali of your stories are so swell ihat il's 
kind of hard for me to pick oul my 
favorites. I espccially like your "Q*s and 
AV." Pleasc keep ihcm in your swell 
book always. Since I am in a sanatorium, 
I am not able to get TARGET COMICS 
every mc-n'h, but when I do gci it I 
olways rcad It and then pass it alon" 
lq my friends here in rny ward. TAR- 
GET COMICS is tops with ali of us. 
4,rfCeep up your good work and keep 
TARGET COMICS on the newsstands. 
Sincerely, 
Joseph Andradc 
» Santa Barbara, Calif. 

• • • 

A good word for Lulu and Cinny. 

Dear Editors: 

I enjov reading your comic very much. 
I especially Hke the illustrations and the 
covers. I like "The Cadel" besi, next 
"Bull's Eye Bill," "Gary Stark," "Target 



and the Targctcers," "The Chamelcon," 
and lasi of all "Candid Charli<-." i like 
all of the written blories. I also enjoy 
reading "Targetoons." 

Please have girls- in every issue of 
TARGET COMICS, especially in "The 
Cadel." I believc they help the bcys 
(Kit and Dan) very much by giving 
them spirit. I especially like red-haired 
Lulu. 

Please keep up the good work and 
the faithful readers will continue buy- 
ing your fine magazine.. 

A faithful reader, 
Lili ia n Danserea u 
Claremont, N. H. 

* • • 

Surveys ffield, finds TARCET tops. 

Dear Editors: 

I helieve that your magazine is just 
about tops. AfteT all, I should know; 
my father opera les a magazine stand 
and I gel a chanee to read and criticize 
all comic books. I like "The Cadet" best 
and "Candid Charlie** rales second. My 
rcason for selecting "The Cadet" is that 
ic gives many boys an idea of college 
life. It also gives an example of what 
the real American youth shonld be like. 

I would like also to say thal 1 men- 
tion your magazine when selling comic 
books. More power to your magazine. 

A TARGET rooter, 
Jirtimy Strillmater 
Paducah. Ky. 

* * # 

Congratu-lafions to Milt Hammcr 
from Eileen Lotx. 

Dear Editors: 

I bavc so far collecicd twcnty TAR- 
GET COMICS. I think they arc clevcrly 
wriiten. 

I would especially like to thank Milt 
Harntner for writing such funny "Tar- 
getoons." You sec, I take care of a 
litlle K' r ' s ' x years old and when I r^ad 
her "Targetoons" it seems to keep her 
contented. So keep up the good work. 

Yours iruly, 

Eilee-n Lctz 

Omaha, JVeb. 



TARGET charaeters seem real to Mary. 

Dear Editors: 

Ycstcrday I went tlown to the news- 
stand to buy a comic. I had no particu- 
laf eo>mie in mind. I saw yours and 
liked ihe name so I bought it. I'm glad 
to know that J made a good choicc and 
from now on I'm going to be a regular 
reader of your comic. 

For onc (hing ihc charaeters seem 
human and alive. None of the char- 
aeters have superhuman strength and 
none of them ever get into and out of 
fantastic situations that can never hap- 
pen. I also like the comic cartoons. 
Yours iruly, 
Mary Quinn 
BronK, N. Y- 

• • * y- 

Finds TARCET worth rcading. 

Dear Editors: 

After hnishinfi your December issue 
of TARGET COMICS I'd like lo say 
this about it. 

Your comic book was the 6rst comic 
book I e^er read. The colors 0-n tlie 
co-ver were dashing and bright. I 
co-uldn't help reading the book. I'm glad 
to say that I know at least onet joke 
book isn't trash. 

Hats off to you' and the oiher editor? 
who realize ihat jokc books are as good 
as otlier books and line up to that 
Standard. 

A real TARGET fan. 
Iris Mund 
Bronx, N. Y. 

* • • 

Frank reads every one he can get. 

Dear Sirs: 

Your comic books is very interesting: 
no wonder I read every one I can get. 
I ihink "The Cadel" is the best and the 
"Targetoons" funny. Also I like to ques- 
tion my friends on the "Q's and A's." 
Good luck to my favorite comic. 

Sincerely, 
Frank Lane 
Oklahoma City, Okla. 



ADDRESS YOUR MAIL TO TARCET. 119 WEST 19th ST., NEW YORK 11, N. Y. 
$1.00 will be sent to the writer «f cach letter published on this page. 





WiT CARTBR ANQ 
DAN KAERRy DUEL 
WITH WITS AS WELL 
AS FOIL5 H THSIR 
RSHTTO SWE A 
MAN'5 



I'D UKS TO SEE HOW 
TOM BE-AL., OUR NBW 
ENSU3W INSTRUCTOR, 
!S PARINB. 




Robert D. Wheeler. Editor and General Managcr 
Jane Spauldinp, Ny«, Manas'na £d"Wr; Phliijp e. Moonan, Assistant Manager 
Nol Cummin. Art Director; Alfred V- Fago, Art Conaultant 

""*■* = -3ET COMICS, Vol. 9. No.2, April, i94fi, publiBhed monthty by The Premium Group of Comics, a Divitloji oT The Premium 
i-*-- it Ca. Inc., P. O. Bok 1136, IneJcpendence Square, Philadelphia, Pa, Editorial offices, 119 W«t 19th Street, New York 11, 
* v. a ri»iied in U. S. A., copyright 1948 by The Premium Service Co. Inc. Price 10 cents per copy. Subicriptton price 
lzx zt~ ynsr in U. S. A. Entered as Second- Class matter, Oecember 5. 1939. at the Post Offtce at Philadelphia, Pa., uhdtr 
*ct of M aren 3, 1879. Ali cbaractar* and incider*t& deicrlbed or dep^cted in itories <exc«pt thoso based on hlatory or 
Mre flctitlou*. Any reaemblance to living peraona U a coincideoce. 




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OF >OJR 5TUDENT5. 




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MR. BEAL?ZA 



YEE. CARTER, THERE 15. ALU MV LIFE 
I'VE WANTED TOBE A TEACHER. I 
3TLOED VEARS TO BET THIS JOB, 
ANO NOW I1v\ FA1UNS AT ITJ 





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AND BRAB FC» THE \ A BREAJ<? 
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I HOPE. 




Q Nt>. Wbat American auilui's stories are noted for their unexpected endings? 



NOWTHW PUNK, BEAL,I5 LAU3KN3 
AT MB. I'LL MAKE HU FW FOR THAT.' 
BUT FIRST EU. HAVE TO PUT ON THE 
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SKILU MH. BEAL? PER-, 
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FROVE THAT YOURE 
NOT AS.-.UK..H9AIL- 
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Q n«. i Does the noun "foil" meao a sword or i very thin sheet of metal? 



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revives. 



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YOU WERE SE'RaiOUSL.Y HARMED 
WHAT HAPPENED? WHO 
LOEKED THE OOOR ? 




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WEU- ENOUEH, THCU5H 
TO SO'THBOUEH WlTH 
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MERCHANT f Ion. 
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Ptp«, 501, 2000 Tot« Ayo. 
Clvveland 9, Ohio 



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MINO BIRM PKOM NEAK AND MR right to your 
fiome — close enough to rccognbrcl Tim bird feeding 
«ation is packed with. food blrds lovc — special tocds 
*nd suetl Tcsted ond approvcd by the famoua Clymcr 
Wild Bird Sanctuary. Get your s now— just send 2S# 
■n d one KRUmbles box top to kellogg CO., Box 1 15, 
New York 8 f N. Y. (And sayl Every Krumblt» pfltflc- 
*f« ha* a swell, full-color bird picture in itl) 

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MR.MILLER, 
H EAP OF 
THE MILLER 

CALLS ON 
NILES REED, 
THE TARGET 



REED, THE FARMERS KEEP 
BILLING ME FOR MILK VVHICH 

I NEVER GET / MY TRUCK5 
HAVEN'T COLLECTED A 
DROP IN THE PAST 
WEEIC / 




TARGET GOMIC£ 




Q n, 4 Does the average person in this country consume 50, 200, or 500 quarts of milk y«5?lv? 




A . N*. * Aboat 200 qutrts. 




Q re* What American League baseball player made tfie besi pitching record in 1946? 





HUH! yOU'U NEVER OET 
OUT. MY BOY5 ARE 
TOUGH AND 
READy TO 
SHOOT ' 



BY TAKfNG THE MILK IN 
MILLERS NAME VOLI HL»RT 
THE REPUTATON OF VOUR 
CHIEF COMPET/TOR . . AND 

THEN VOU SOLD THE 
STOLEN MlUC FOR A 
C LEAR PROFIT / 





A n«, 5 . Dave Ferriss of Boston (won 25, fost 6, .806) 



A «OMENT LATER... 






Q fa i Wh-at words rhyming with ice mean respectively cosi, a food, cut, and rodenis ? 




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aur justas spectfs about to 

TOUCH HIM, POMINO DiSAPPEABS 
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COME OH DOMINO' VOU'LL 
== ALL'OIGHT IN HHPE ! 






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A False. Mice & rats belong to entirely different branches o! the order of rodenfc 




/^LAIRE FOSTER had 
^ pedalecl all the w a y 
from town to the old Dryden 
horriestead, where her sister 
Midge lived with her hus- 
band, Ross Dryden- Claire 
!oved the rainbling simplicity 
of the old family manse, but 
she had wondered often if 
Midge didn't get loncly, 
while Ross, ,who comnmtcd 
■o the city each day, was at 
work. 

So it was with a good dcal 
of enthusiasm that she burst 
into the broad living room 
with its panelcd wainscot 
under flowered wallpnper. 
She saw Midge, curled con- 
tentedly in the chintz-cov- 
ered wing chair, look up i n 
surprise from the novel she 
was reading. 

"Why, Claire darling/' 
>hc cried, as she laid down 
the book, "what on earth 
brought you way out heTe?" 

Claire sprang to the love 
seat with a bound and then 
unwrapped her legs from 
beneath her, as she saw the 
look of a n n o y a n c e on 
Midge's face, and droppcd 
her fcet from the slip cover 
onto the winc-colored carpct. 

"Th e most w o n d e r f u 1 
thing has happened !" she 
said excitedly. "Mother and 
Dad and 1 have taken a 
boardcrT 



Midge's face took on an 
expression of horror. 

"Claire! You can't mean 
it!" 

"Oh, don't get a rash," 
Claire went on. "It's a veter- 
an who works for Dad. He 
has no place to Hve. And 
we're running a canipaign in 
our club to fmd space for 
peoplc who n e c d living 
quarters." 

"And I bet you were in 
back of it, too/' said Midge. 
"Oh, Claire, how could 
you?" 

Claire frowned and her 
face fell. 

"I thought you 'd be glad," 
she told Midge. "I thought, 
besides, with all this space 

Midge gasped iri aston- 
ishment. "You mean you 
thought Ross and I wouid 
let perfect strangers Hve 
here with us . . . right in our 
own home? 

"Look, honey, Miss Park- 
er is & wonderf ul club leader, 
but that just isn't done. I 
mean ..." Claire rose, poiat- 
ing. Midge followed her. 
"Claire. you haven't really 
pronused anything.'* 

"If I have, it doesn't mat- 
ter','' Claire ansvvcred. She 
started for the door. Midge 
caught her arm. 



"Please, Claire, don't be 
angry!" 

"No," Claire replied, "but 
I've got to help Mother." 

"Then place your bicycle 
in the back of the car, dear. 
Fm meeting Ross at the 
statton." 

Marcli w e a t h e r cari be 
trieky. When Claire had ar- 
rived at the Dryden home- 
stead^he sun, shining bright- 
ly, had outslione the clouds 
gath ering in the hluc. Now 
the sky was overcast and a 
sharp wind blew increasing- 
ly heavy flurries of snow 
about. 

"How would you ever 
have ridden your bicycle 
home in this?" Midge asked. 
Claire shrugged, glumly si- 
lent, unable to disguise her 
disappointnient. She had so 
wanted to have Midge agTee 
to turn over some of her 
many rooms to a family 
without a roof over their 
heads. 

By the timc they reached 
the end of the paved high- 
way, the snow already coat- 
ed the ground. 

"Rcttcr take the State 
Highway," said Claire. 
"You know that narrow hill 
in the middlc of Woods 
Road. With this snow storm 



Midge replied, half impa- 
tiently, "Ross and I are go- 
ing to the Millers' house for 
dinner. Ross expects to close 
a big deal with Tom Miller. 
He'll be furious if vve're 
late." She stepped on the 
gas. 

Woods Road was narrow 
all the way and filled with 
ruts and hummocks. The 
powerful car jounced and 
rocked. Midge clung to the 
wheel, settling into a deter- 
mined silence. Claire grasped 
the handle of the 4oor. The 
storm grew worse, the wind 
increased. 

"Hang on," mumbled 
Midge. "I've got to take this 
corner fast so as to be ready 
to climb the hill." 

The springs groaned as 
the car picked up speed. 
Midge pulled on the wheel 
with all her strength. The 
car swerved. The big tire of 
the rear wheel jumpcd from 
the rut, rode the crown of 
another one, hit a patch of 
snow-covered ice. Both gir!s 
screamed as the body of the 
car lunged ofl the shoulder 
of the road and crashed in- 
to a tree. 

Midge broke into tears 
of dismay and exasperation. 

Oh, dear!" she cried. "The 
car's ruined !" 

"Probably not as badly as 
we think," Claire replied. 

The storm assumed bliz- 
zard proportions and it be- 
came evident to both of thcm 
that no one was likely to 
drive through Woods Road 
that night. 

[ "We'll freeze to death be- 
fore anyone comes," Midge 
said. shuddering. 



Claire pressed her sister's 
hand. "I read that it's not 
good to run the motor when 
the car is stalled. Sometirnes 
the exhaust smoke gets in- 
side." 

'T think it's carbon mon- 
oxide. But I don't think it 
would be serious if we just 
did it a little while, to keep 
warm. 



■ ^™ 

brigh't yellow. She knocked, 
the feeling all gone from her 
fingers. The door opened and 
a nian, rough h e w n and 
grizzly, stood in the opening. 



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Claire reached for. the 
keys. "Ixnay, Sis. They say 
you're overcome before you 
know it." Then her eyes 
brightened. "You know 
what? I'm going for help." 

Midge screamed because 
she could not help it. "Claire, 
no! It's al ready dark. You 
can't P 

"Usethe blanket, Midge. 
It will keep you warm 
enough. I think I remember 
there are houses a mile or 
so down the road," 

Without waiting to listen 
for her sister's protest, 
Claire stepped outside. The 
wind now was a roaring 
fury. She had to duck her 
head and bow into it. The 
snow had already drifted 
inches deep in places and the 
temperature, she judged, 
was below freezing. 

Every step she took was 
an effort greater than her 
strength. "How much farth- 
er, God?" she whispered to 
herself. 

Claire did not know how 
long she had been plodding 
down the road. But it was 
with blind faith that she 
sensed a light off in the 
woods to the right. 

It was a shack in the trees 
and the light c o m i n g 
through the window was a 



My sister is down the 
road," Claire gasped. "Our 
car skidded at the foot of 
, the hill !" 

"Come in, child," the man 
said. " 'Tain't no night to be 
out. TU hitch up the horse 
and sleigh. You make your- 
self comfortable. Nary a 
spot of food here, but there's 
cofFee and the fire's good." 

Claire sank into a broad 
rustic chair. Gradually the 
warmth of the fire soaked 
into her. She did not know 
she was falling asleep, but 
suddenly there was a com- 
motion at the door. She 
stood up, startled. Midge 
was at the door with the 
owner of the house. Ross 
was there, too. He crossed 
the room and picked Claire 
up in his amis and kissed 
her. 

"Claire, honey, you're a 
heroine. We've been here an 
hour, but we didn't want to 
wake you until we'd spread 
the sandwiches on the table." 

Midge smiled. "And l've 
been talking with Ross, dar- 
ling. We're going to take 
that family you mentioned." 
She hesitated. "I guess I've 
been selfish, but I Jearned a 
great deal from you and the 
fire in Mr. Granville's 
hearth." 

The owner sniiled, but 
Claire gave a whoop of joy. 

"Honest, Midge? This is 
a real celebration, then. Let's 
eat!" 





DAWNJ C" A CHll.LV MORNiNS FINDS CHAJ3UE 
AMD M=R<tN THE SPOKTSMSN'S CLUB. 



CUR CLU3 iS DONATiNiS A 
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SSASON A HAPPY ONE/ 




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SO TO THE SAS^SRSI HUNTINE 
■ROUNUS ON THE OTHER 5IDE 
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Qh*io What game is played by hrtting a large inflated ball over a net witb ttie harads? 



JfcEANWHiLH, TUAWAST MAS BSOwED ADQOS£ 
TheS INL5T IN RJR5UIT OF THE DJCK5. 



Hsy Loo<i Z' welu"¥this 

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TAKE5 THE R3IZE, I'LL BE 
A. LAUSHINS STOCKi t 
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HEffiS, TAKE THE SOAT, rw=RAID W 

nrs a pastel wav to 

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CLUBHOUSS. 



MISJU05EO you 

MR.TUMWART 
YOU 5U53E A^E 
A SOCu) SPORT' 



I'LL- HOLD THE DUCKS 
WHILE YOU SET INTO 




SUODEIMLV TUMWART SHOVES THE SOAT 
CUT tNTO THE CUR^ENT.' 




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FAnOLE TO SHOBE WlTH VOUR 
HANDS, SSFECIALLY ASAINST, 
THS CUF9RENT.' MEANWHILE, 
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OOPEi HOW CAN VA ClAiM VA 5HOT DSM 

□UC<5 WHEN DERE Al N 'T 
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-V WlSEJ 




/tV~AN<S POR THE\ 
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\THEM NOWJ ^ 




AND I'UL 
SHOOT , 






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TH 13 POUH- 
SYED 
RANAT1C 
CUTI 



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AT. THE5E 
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Q n.... What ieam won the 1947 World Series? 



COOK/i ME^KIN 
<MOC<iNB 
DOWN OLJCKS 
WITH H 
SLINB5H0TJ 




LOOKS 
B AD POR 

you 

TLJMWART, 






WE HAVE NO HOOM 
NEBE POR POOR 
SPQRT5.YOU A RE 
EXFE'J_ED FSOM 
THE CLUB 




HERE'S/ A SHOTSUN?NO 
THE [ TfcNKS.l'LL STICK 
PRlZE, \TO BLINSSHOTJ 

MEK«iNi amms eive it tc 



ANVWAVS, KIOS 
EVERYT1NG 
ENJDED UP 




NO, THANO 
C'LU 5TICK 
TO MV 
CAMERA. 



A n,, h. The New York Yankees. 




Qno..2. Daniel Boone was born in Kentucky. True or False? 



am'll fetch 

MAH 
PISGUfSES. 
rou WON'T 
BE NEEPIN' 
PET&KATIV. 




A^nFalse. He was born iri Pennsylvania taut was among the first to explore Kentucky. 




Q*.a Complete:"The Logend of Sleepy ." Hint: Dse i word from Picture 6. 




A n*, ia. "The Legeirf of Slecpy Hollow" is a short story by Washington Irving. 




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SPORTSMAN JR. 
AIR PISTOL 



AT LA ST— 
AT A LOW 

offtrr fnr Ihatv 
of 5hooi.inc a 



-A N AIR PISTOL 
PRIOE. Sf'imntlona 
who want lho Oirill 
real AIR PISTOL 



Shoot* 
BBs (fa 

Darts VJ 




eithw INDOORS w OUTDOORS-. A 

iiivc you hours «nd iioi<» ■>! ffun. 

Shoois BB's, .177 Pellets or Darts 



Rush 
You r 



IT SHOOTS ALL TMREE — resular BB's, meUI PELLETS or STEEL DARTS. It hiu n mrai nwitlA 

01 U6M ironi ordsnaly largcl tt-ork tu JiiUtng oIimtIa. Thr darls ain lip uwd n»rc and pr«-r «sairi, Summp 
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Ruggedly Builr, Full Sixe Gun, Modeled After Farnous Target Pistol 

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londing and enekmu — a imll of the pliimw and it's ready to shoai. N& purnama — Juil dnc acll6n. Pkniy of ram 
prwoti from (Iip lanre air charal«-r and ilions sprlfiff. .Modeled »ft<tr famoui Garnet piscol. Has non-slip moolded erip 
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„ . SPORTSMAN JR. 3-in-1 AIR PISTOL ONLV $3.49 EACH; 3 1ot $9.60 

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Ftve,day money-baek guaranter 



BETCWA DON'T KMOW 
WMV THE EAETW 
TUENS ALL <SIC>E«S 
TOWAGD THE eUW/ 





Q n*. i* What city is called the windy clty? 



OF COURSE 



i/ D' YA TMIMK I T 'S 
PUN PULUNG 
THfS OLD WAGON? 




1 WORK LIKE A 
HORSE ALL DAY i 




WELC, WHY 
DON'T YOU 
JOIN ME? 



'OH BOyi IT'S A DEAL! 
JU5T HELP ME G6TOUT 
OF THI5 HARN6SS BEFOfct 
MY BOSS COMES BACK. 





JUST ASK A 
STRAMGER FOR 
A NICKEL FOR A 
CUP OF COFFEE 



THAT'S EfASY 





HEY, MISTER, KIN YA 
SPARe A NICKEL FOR 
A CUPPA CAWFEE? 




I MUSTA 
STARTLED 
HIM! 

HE PROBABLV 
NEVEP HEARD 
OF A HORSE 
DRIM KIN<5 
COFFEE 



YOU 
BETTER 
LET ME 
MANDLE 

The next 
ONEl 



MA DAM > 

could you 

S PARE SOME 
FOOD FOR 
ME AND /WY 
FR1END? 




LL BE 



S£E i you 

HAVE TO 
KNOW HOW 




A m- Chicago, Illinois. 




Q n. > s Comolete the proverb: "You can fead a horse to water, but.*-* 



J L 



f^\uL IS RGACGRUL POR 
LrT_J<3ARY STARK , AT 
UEAST F=OR TW£ RRESGNT- 
BOB CARTER AND NAILS 
HARRl&AN SHOW UP /A/ 
TIME TO SSAVS W/W F*OM 
A Ptti-SS MURD5R CHARGB, 
AND ARNOLD KOMA*, TWfl? 
REAL MURGBRBR, /S IN 
JAIL AWAITING TRJAL TOP 
CARUO'S K/LL/NS^. 

»UCH /5 7WS RICTURS 
'AS WC t-OOK /N ON 
THB &BUNION Of= TW1 





«PK 



—AND NOW 



NEXT TIME VE RUM T OKAV, \ WE GO 
OUT ON US, YE -W NAILS/ JBACKTO 
SCAU-FEEN. I'U- A t KNOW/THE STATES.1 
UAV THE BACK CMV/ NOW < OUR PLANE 



HAND ON VE / 



7 , «5* 



■Y 



p: , 



THAT I \ LEAVES 
SHOULDN'T IN THE 
HAVS DONE / MORNING 
IT/ 



t/r tws ambrican consul. 

ALSSRT MATHEY, THSIR HOS7. 
HAS SOMETHING TO S^y. 

EH7^3 

WHAT DC 



ER-OO VOU 
BOVS HAVS 
GO BACK SO 
SOON? 



A mm* "... you can't make him drink. 




WEUL, 
THERE'S 
AUTTLE JOS 
TO BS DONE 
ROR THE 

CONSULATE 



WERE 
PLANNINg' 
TO R6TuRN > 
HOME AT 
ONCE..- 



m C 3 




HLL SAy©/, TWE 
FAMOUS BIS 6AME 
HUNTER,W5NT INTO THE 
JUNSLE AROUND A 
MONTH ASO ... AND 



60SH*, E VANISHED 
NEAR THE 
WIDDEN ESTATE 
OF AN ECCENTRIC 
OLO RECUJSE, 
5CHUVLER VAN 
RIDDER , WHO HAD 
WARNED SAVOY 
NOT TO HUNT 
NEAR HiS FLACE 



THS OLD MAN FEELS 
THAT AU. THE BEAST3 
OF THE JUNSLE ARE 
HIS FRIENDS, AND HE IS 
STRONSUV OPPOSED 
TO KILUN6 THEM/ 
SAVOV HUNTED THER 
AhyWAY— i ANO we 
NEVER HBARD FROM 
MIM ASAI N i 



Cl 



SUT WASN'T THIS 
VAN R1DDER QUY 
QUESTlONED ? 



OF COURSE . BUT 
WE GOT NOWHERE . 
ST!LL, WE'RS 
POSITIVE HE KNOWS 
WHAT HAPPEISED 
TO 5AVOY.' 



>40W-1F A 
'SMART FELLOV/ LIKE 
YOU, BOS.CAN SET 
INTO THE OLD MAN '5 
SOOO SRACSS. 
AND UOOK AROUND 
MIS ESTATE — WELL- 



NOi 

DO g? 



Qno.«* What do Beudix and Powell, both movie actors, have in commoa? 



BUTVS BOS / ) ARE VE 



GEE 

WHIZ 



A1LIN , Ml 
BUCKO? 



mm 



I WONT DO IX 
I TELUVOU.' 
I VS HAD ENOUSH 
ADVSISTURE; 



A 



/4 



t 



T'LL SEE 
VOU SUYS 
LATER i 



BOB. 



i 



DCN'T WORHV 
ABOUT HIM, MRi 
MATHEY/ HE'LL 
COME -w — 
AROJND/7^^ 

F5GURE 
THAT? 



I WANT TO SET 
BACK HOME AND 

5ETTLE DOWN.' 

RANAMA CONDON 

IS WAI 



FOR 



SURE, 
AN' I'M 
SURPRI5ED 
AT VE _ 
OPALL 
PEOPLE 



WHIST.' AND WHAT THE L AD 
MEANS, SI R, fS THAT SOBBV 
AUV/AYS ACTS THAT WAV 
WHEN HE'S INTERE5TED \H 

SOMETHINS — BLOWS OPF 5 

5TEAM AN' 

ALL/ 



f. 



- *■ 



£2 



: — -r 



THAT'S RISHT.' JUSTA VERy WfcLL, lf=- 
SIVE US THE DOPE JYOU SAY* SO VOU \ 
OIS HOW TO RIND _jf SO DIRECTLY WE5T 
VAN RIDDER'! 



PLAOE 



VOU 



fEXT 



MORNING ( AT THE AIRPORT— 

IT'S A GOOD 
CHANCE TO 
HELP OUT A 
F=ELLOW VANKEE. 



SEE WHI2, 
BOB.' WON'T 
VOU CHANSE 

youR 

MIND ? 



NQ, SO 
J=ORQET| 



4 



m 



A ib. Thejf have the same first name-William 



I WANT TO RELA* , T \ 
TELU VOU.' I'M TIRED OF 
RUNNtNS AROUND.' X 
CON'T WANT TO LOOK 
FOR SOME _SUY WHO 
UOST IN 

THE 



WHO DOES THAT MATHEy 
THINK HE IS ANVWAY, 
ASK1NS ME TO TURN 
BOV SCOUT 




4* :-?* , 





i/UST THBSN THB 
LOUOSPSAKSR 
BLARES ol/t_ 




T'S NO 
USE, 

V/ 







HBV/ THE 
PLANE'S 
THAT 
WAV 



LET'S QO VOU DOM'T 
THINK I COULD REST 
IF I KNEW THAT POOR 
GUV WAS OUT IN 
THAT JUNGLE, 
DO VOU ? f THAT'S 

OUR 
BOSBV-' 




0 no .17 Whora did Stanley seek in the African jungle? 



IT'S A BEUT» AND UOOK 
AT THE 1NITIAL-S ON THE 





'T THStR ARE WATCHE& 



aov ; 



WELL, AT 
UEAST WE'RE 
ON THE R1SHT 
TRACK 




STAND BACK, FELUCWS.' 




A n. 17. Dr. Livingstone. 




Qno.ib.Iii Irish folklor©, what is a leprechaun? 



AN' DVE KNOW, I' 
BET THEV'RE AU. 
TAME— THEY WON'T 

HURT US 



SEE ? THEV'RE NOT 
COMIN'AFTER ms.' it 
BASV AS — 




Ah-». A little fairy, who if caugfit inay reveal the hiding pface of Ireasure. 




' V -"•.«..-•'A. u /f. .t //f 




WHAT NSW 
ADVENTURE DO 





AND HIS FPIENDS 
PACE NOW? 

_ o ■ - 

DON'T MIS5 
THE NEXT. 



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BILLFOLDS ARE PRINTED IN 

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leather chin strap adjustable with 
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9*9 gen equipment. In original pack- 
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The-e ctai->roof. «ind-proof, no-glare goggles fit snugly around 
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I f you order 
now, we will inci ude 
at no extra cost the amaz- 
ing luminous Bar Compass 
that points north when 
suspended on a pin point. 



MOTHBkS . . . Those 
Helmet* Today 'i fifttt Buy 

For play. for school and even for 
Sunday, winter. fail and sumrner, 
these war surplus flyers helmets 
are ideal for boys from 6 to 14. 
Warm, serviceable. And the kids 
love them! 



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Dennis Morgan and o(her iarr. ons movie stars 
ride Schwinn-Biiilt IJicycles. They Ibiiik these 
Emoolh, streomllned bikes nre tops for sport 
and fun . . . Ycju ride wilh the stais «.'.'■n 
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