Boys' Life

December 1931

Vol. 21 - N° 12

80 pages
J.C. White



Power Island
Illus. by William Heaslip
Peter Van Dresser 5
Drake's Sword
Illus. by Harry H.A. Burne
Merritt P. Allen 10
The Old Fighting Spirit
Illus. by Robert A. Graef
Harold M. Sherman 14

Short Stories

Hand Made Christmas
Illus. by Seymour Ball
Leonard K. Smith 8
White Whale
Illus. by Lloyd Wright
Don Cameron Shafer 12
The Kidnapping of Friday
Illus. by Charles Livingston Bull
E. Waldo Long 17
The New Army Game
Illus. by Louis G. Schroeder
Lawrence M. Guyer 18
The Fire Is Coming
Illus. by Remington Schuyler
S.E. Olden 21


How to Make Pueblo Christmas Presents
Illus. by the author
Dan Beard 13
Should I Go To College?
Decoration by Enos B. Comstock
Myron M. Stearns 16
Figure Skating
Illus. by the author
Sol Metzger 20
Curious! But True! - Rats Four Feet Long - An Artificial Universe - Santa Claus Visits Switzerland - The Largest Tree in the World - The Oldest Living Thing! - A Famous Pirate Ship   24
What's New in the News   26
Richard Davis Esk
Decoration by John R. Neill
Channing Pollock 27
Books You'll Want This Christmas   70


Editorial Page James E. West 22
The Scout World James E. West 23
The Radio Listening Post Orrin E. Dunlap, Jr. 28
The Readers' Page   32
Dan Beard's Scouting Section Dan Beard 34
The Lone Scout   44
The Landing Field Augustus Post, Editor 46
Think and Grin Francis J. Rigney, Editor 56
Puzzlecraft   66
World Brotherhood of Boys   69
Stamps O.W. Simons 74

Thanks to Matt Horbal for images of this issue