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    The American Boy [v109 #3, March 1935] (Sprague Publications; Detroit, MI, 10¢, 44pp, 10½" x 13½")
    The actual title of the issue is unclear with Youth’s Companion combined with American Boy on the cover and at the top of the Table of Contents, and The American Boy—Youth’s Companion in the indicia. Details supplied by John Boston.
    • 3 · Wind in the Rigging [Part ? of ?; Tod Moran] · Howard Pease · sl
    • 6 · Fitzsimmons’ Shift · Oliver DeWitt Shank · ss; a boxing story.
    • 9 · Wolves · F. M. Tibbott · ss; “A Story of Cowboys and Bawling Cattle”.
    • 12 · Steve Merrill, Engineer [Part ? of ?] · William Heyliger · sl; about an electrical engineer who is forced to turn detective.
    • 15 · You Can Make Money Gardening—IF · Harry R. O’Brien · ar
    • 16 · Friendly Talks with the Editor · [Misc.] · ed
    • 16 · Prairie Shack · Queena Davison Miller · pm
    • 17 · Fresh Water Irish · Capt. Barney Buntline · ss; a nautical story, set on the Great Lakes, Duluth to Thunder Bay.
    • 20 · Outbound to Jupiter · Peter van Dresser · ss
    • 23 · Win a Free Trip on the Normandie · Anon. · cn
    • 32 · Originality Counts! · C. C. Harrington · ms; filler? short squib about a kid who won an advertising contest.
    • 33 · We’re Going to Alaska! · [Misc.] · ms; short feature about trip being organized by magazine.
    • 34 · They Won Cash Prizes · [Misc.] · ms; results of earlier contest.
    • 35 · They Work with Junk · Robert C. Hill · ar; short feature about high school students who make useful articles out of items rescued from dump.
    • 37 · Bill Brown Started Something! · William Wolf · ar; short feature about high school student who invented gasoline-powered model airplane.
    • 40 · Stamps · [Misc.] · cl
    • 43 · Funnybone Ticklers · [Misc.] · hu








    The American Boy [v109 #11, November 1935] (The Sprague Publishing Company, Inc., 10¢, 10½" x 13¾", cover by Orson Lowell)
    Details taken from eBay listing.



    The American Boy [v110 #1, January 1936] ed. Griffith Ogden Ellis (Sprague Publications; Detroit, MI, 10¢, 52pp, 10½" x 13¾", cover by Edgar Franklin Wittmack)
    NB: Now the business and editorial offices are both listed as Detroit. Details supplied by John Boston.
    • 3 · Blind Eyes of Magic [Alan Kane; Ted Dolliver] · Carl H. Claudy · ss
    • 7 · The Board of Strategy Meets · James Sterling Ayars · ar; basketball.
    • 8 · Hide-Rack, Sled Dog [Hide-Rack the collie] · Glenn Balch · ss
    • 11 · The Court Jester · Vereen Bell · ss; basketball story.
    • 14 · The Wreck of “La Bonne Aventure” [Douglas Renfrew] · Laurie York Erskine · ss; “A mission of justice in the Canadian wilderness.”
    • 17 · ’Board for the Spanish Main! · [Misc.] · ar; account of the looting of Porto Bello in 1668, in service of the magazine’s promotion of educational summer cruises.
    • 18 · Ali Baba, a Colt · Marion Doyle · pm
    • 18 · Friendly Talks with the Editor · [Misc.] · ed
    • 19 · Connie Morgan in the Arctic [Part ? of ?; Connie Morgan] · James B. Hendryx · sl
    • 23 · Mill in the Woods [Part last of ?] · William Heyliger · sl; Another romance of Capitalism; “It was with high hopes that Don Fleming had started his own lumber mill and furniture factory, but now he confronts the machinations of the evil Enos Biddle with easements and mortgages.”
    • 27 · Drive Safely in Winter! · [Misc.] · ar
    • 28 · Johnny Boy · Capt. Carl von Hoffman (as told to Franklin M. Reck) · ar; “The true story of a pet chimpanzee as told to Franklin M. Reck”—but von Hoffman still gets the byline.
    • 30 · He’s the World’s Fastest Swimmer · Franklin M. Reck · ar
    • 43 · Blinding Light! · L. R. Davis · ar; half a page, about electric arc welding.
    • 46 · In the Morning Mail · [Misc.] · lt; including information about author Laurie Erskine (who is male) and cover artist Wittnack.
    • 47 · Funnybone Ticklers · [Misc.] · hu
    • 48 · Stamps in the Day’s News · Kent B. Stiles · cl



    The American Boy [v110 #3, March 1936] ed. Griffith Ogden Ellis (Sprague Publications; Detroit, MI, 10¢, 44pp, 10½" x 13¾", cover by William Heaslip)
    Details supplied by John Boston.
    • 3 · The Devil Wagon · Howard M. Brier · ss; “A Six-Alarm Story of Rolling Pumpers and Screaming Sirens.”
    • 6 · The Gawk · Franklin M. Reck · ss; swimming story.
    • 9 · The Betrayal of Broadknife [Douglas Renfrew] · Laurie York Erskine · ss
    • 12 · Night Raid · Captain Carl von Hoffman · ar; leopard hunting with dogs! Yuck!
    • 13 · They’re Cutting Cake! · Upton Close · ar; an article about colonialism! Worldwide, including Asia as well as Africa, hence the cover. Blurb: “The ruling nations! They’re bickering over who is to profit from the lands and labor of subject people. Subject races! They’re asking themselves why others should rule them.” Upton Close is a pseudonym of Josef Washington Hall, who formerly signed his journalistic dispatches “Up Close.”
    • 14 · The Infra-Red Destroyers [Part 2 of 4; Alan Kane; Ted Dolliver] · Carl H. Claudy · sl
    • 18 · Friendly Talks with the Editor · [Misc.] · ed
    • 18 · Song of the Builders · Jessie Wilmore Murton · pm
    • 19 · Gun Shy · Robb White, III · ss; Midshipman conquers fear of turret explosions.
    • 22 · Gold! · [Misc.] · ar; promotion of cruise to Alaska.
    • 27 · Roberts Weathered the Storm · E. van Deusen · ar; guy puts himself through college cheap by living in the North Woods and taking correspondence courses.
    • 28 · He Herded 3,000 Reindeer · Robert C. Hill · ar
    • 30 · They Co-operate · Warner Ogden · ar; the Norris, Tenn., Youth Labor Co-Operative.
    • 35 · He’s Dog Derby Champion · Alma Riggle · ar
    • 38 · In the Morning Mail · [Misc.] · lt; info on Robb White.
    • 39 · Funnybone Ticklers · [Misc.] · hu
    • 40 · Stamps · Kent B. Stiles · cl


    The American Boy [v110 #4, April 1936] ed. Griffith Ogden Ellis (Sprague Publications; Detroit, MI, 10¢, 52pp, 10½" x 13¾", cover by Lee Brown)
    NB: author Vereen Bell is now listed as Assistant Managing Editor. Details supplied by John Boston.



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