Neff, Wesley (cover illus).
Chicago. Ken, Inc., 07-28- 1938.
Volume 2. Number 2. July 28, 1938 complete issue of magazine, color and black and white illustrations and ads, 86pp, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, in color pictorial wrappers as issued. Considerable wear to covers, a few tears, still good condition. The magazine elucidates the challenges of the pre World War II era in both articles and graphics. Short article by Ernest Hemingway "My Pal the Gorilla Gargantua." Color satirical cartoon "Rumanian Oil Fields" around which a spider with swastika on its back weaves its web. Photo-illustrations of jazz musicians of the time. Extensive coverage on the situation of Germans in the South Tyrol, hounded by Mussolini. The cover illustration by Wesley Neff is titled "Austrians in all but name." 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 editioral 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 #52254