Neff, Wesley (cover illus); John Mackey (cartoonist).
Chicago. Ken, Inc., 09-22- 1938.
Volume 2. Number 6. September 22, 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 practically unused condition. The magazine elucidates the challenges of the pre World War II era in both articles and graphics. There is a short article by Ernest Hemingway, "Fresh Air on an Inside Story", and a color caricature of Diego Rivera. Other topics include an attempted assassination in China, college football, wrestling, technical innovations on German destroyers, and American prison design. The cover illustration by Wesley Neff is titled "Nothing to Declare" and relates to smuggling at the U.S. border. 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 #55656