Neff, Wesley (cover illus). Corsair (et al) (illus).
Chicago. Ken, Inc., 06-30- 1938.
Volume 1. Number 7. June 30, 1938 complete issue of magazine, color and black and white illustrations and ads, 86 pages, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, in color pictorial wrappers as issued. Very good, virtually mint, condition. The magazine elucidates the challenges of the pre World War II era in both articles and graphics. There is a dramatic pictorial map of Spain, dramatising the conflict there "Roman Holiday in the Spanish Bull Ring." In the photo-illustration section are two halfpage images of "Wang Ko-min Chinese chief of Japan's puppet regime in North China, feted in Tokyo; [and] Vataru Kachi and his wife, Japanese, blistered their country's warlords." Two page article "Bow to the Sentry" lists the "Important Standards for Press Censorship" given in the exact English version transmitted to newspapers by the Japanese. A halfpage satirical cartoon "Plucking the Vaunted Japanese Falcon" and a photo-illustration accompanies the article. Short article by Ernest Hemingway "Treachery in Aragon." The cover illustration by Wesley Neff is titled "Check-Up on Hat Check Girls." Publication of the magazine lasted for just over two years (ceasing in 1939); it was described by the editor, Arnold Gingrich, as "A magazine of unfamiliar fact and informed opinion, filling in the shadows cast by coming events all over the world; equally opposed to the development of dictatorship from either Left or Right, whose one fixed editorial aim is to give unhampered and unbiased demonstration of whatever dangers threaten this our democracy from without and within, in accord with the Lincolnian dictum of 'Let the people know the truth and this country is safe.'" Item #52253