Oct 1934

Boys' Life

October 1934

Vol. 24 - N° 10

52 pages
Sidney Riesenberg



Seven Men on the Line - (Part 1 of 2)
Bull Fletcher wakes up at last

Illus. by Robert A. Graef
Earl Reed Silvers 3
The Spirit of the Night Air Mail
Would you save your life — or the mail?

Illus. by William Heaslip
Captain Burr Leyson 5
Monsters of the Mist
Even the cave people are terrified

Illus. by Paul Dudley
Irving Crump 6
Four Yards McDonagh
Victory isn't always a touchdown

Illus. by Sidney Riesenberg
Walter Haefeli, Jr. 9
The Mudhen Orders Gas
And the Bears get it in the nose!

Illus. by Harry H.A. Burne
Merritt P. Allen 10
The Luck of the Nighthawk
The Dakotahs recognize a generous act

Illus. by Remington Schuyler
William Wells 12
The Freshmen capture a State Trooper

Illus. by Paul Dudley
Marvin L. De Vries 16
The Golden Whale - (Part 3 of 6)
Black Bill hoists the black flag

Illus. by Gordon Grant
Coulton Waugh 18

Special Articles

How Far Are You Going to Go?
Harnessing Ambition with Interest and Energy

Illus. by Stuart Hay
Myron M. Stearns 14
The Magic Bookcase
A trick bookcase you can make yourself
Edwin T. Hamilton 21
How to Make Tan Buckskin
Including a recipe for tanning a Real Scout
Dan Beard 23
They'll Be Watching You and Dad
The new National Air Rifle League
Irving Crump 28

Regular Features

Editorial Page James E. West 22
Hiking With Green Bar Bill [William Hillcourt] 24
The Scout World James E. West 25
Keeping Physically Fit Dr. C. Ward Crampton 26


Scouting Section Dan Beard 29
Rural Scouting O.H. Benson, Editor 39
Think and Grin Francis J. Rigney, Editor 45
Stamps O.W. Simons, Editor 46



BEGINNING the first week in October, you're going to have a chance to get Boys' Life stories over the air, as well as in the magazine itself. They'll come to you from the Columbia network, starting with about a dozen important stations and gradually increasing until they come from thirty or more. If you look at the story, Monsters of the Mist, in this issue, and then at the chances you have to earn all sorts of things that are described in the Libby, McNeill and Libby advertisement on Page 31, you can get an idea of how good a combination it's going to be.

Naturally, there'll be an Og story in the November issue to go with the rest of the series that will be broadcast. The Mountain That Walks is the name of it, and the picture for next month's cover is an illustration for it.

There'll be an article about Prehistoric Man on this continent, too, giving some of the scientific background of the Og stories. It's written by Frank Cross, who gave us the article on meteorites, Stones From the Sky, in the August issue.

A football story by Harold Sherman, The Bench Warmer, and some mighty useful football advice from Andy Kerr, Colgate's famous football coach, will carry along your football interest.

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