October 28th, 1920 – Vol. 94 – No. 44

  • Talents By Agnes Mary Brownell, Drawings by May Aiken
  • What Killed Plato, by C.A. Stephens, Drawn by W.F. Stecher
  • The New Baltic Republics — Lithuania and Finland, by Samuel Eliot Morison, Ph.D
  • The War-Trail Fort, Ch. 8, The Mandans sing their victory song, by James Willard Schultz, Drawings by George Varian
  • The Day the Killers Came, by Alice Stevens Carter, Drawings by Harold Anderson
  • Fact and Comment, President vs. Congress Again, Clean Sport, The Vote of the Women, The Italian Settlement, Studying the Sea
  • Current Events, 1/2 page Westclox ad
  • Saturday, by Gertrude West
  • Unknown by Name, The Way Back, Afire in Mid-Air, Cyrus and Hiram, A Hedgehog Road, Juno’s Parish, Over the River in a Leather Ball, Reason or Instinct, Hugo’s Self-Appreciation, Crossing on the Wires, It Was a New Word to Her
  • October, by Pauline Frances Camp
  • Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater, by Roger Wingfield, Drawn by Nana French Bickford
  • Tam-O’-Shanter, by Alice Ayr Noyes
  • Kitty Wakes Up, by Ethel Bowen White
  • Fiddle-cum-ree, by Louise A. Garnett, Drawn by Mary T. Ayer
  • Stamps to Stick
  • Infantile Scurvy, Beating the Game, How a Fox Showed His Affection, Unappreciated Neighborliness, He Wrote on Inspiration, Anticipating the Speller
  • Cream of Wheat Ad, “The Blocks Tell The Story”, Otto Schneider

October 21st, 1920 – Vol. 94 – No. 43

This issue is labelled the “regular issue” for October 21st, which means there must have been a “special issue” this week, since the page numbers appear to jump an entire issue since the 14th.

In this edition there is an additional section, where the publishers list all the goodies that kids could win or purchase for an additional cost when they sign up more subscribers. Prizes included bicycles, cameras, and a chance to win a trip to Niagra Falls! Lots more period stuff was available at various cost plus a certain number of subscriptions sold. The details of how this worked are on page 639, and the “catalog” runs until page 660. I’ll leave exploring all of this fine 1920 merchandise up to you!

With this additional section, and the added color cover, this one weighs in at a full 40 pages.

  • Color Halloween Jacket, with Colgate sponsorship and Poem
  • The Strange Disappearance of Grandpa Edwards, by C.A. Stephens, Drawn by John Wolcott Adams
  • When Barbara Went to Work, by Marguerite Aspinwall, Drawn by Frank Crerie
  • An Outpost in Nigeria, by Capt. R.A. Duckworth Ford, F.R.G.S.
  • The War-Trail Fort, Ch. 7, Lame Wolf prays to his raven, by James Willard Schultz, Drawn by George Varian
  • In a Chaff Pocket, by Hugh F. Grinstead, Drawn by A.L. Ripley
  • Fact and Comment, Alexandre Millerand, The Baseball Scandal, Accidents, Our Debts and our Debtors, Horse-Chestnuts, Easy Vaccination
  • Song of the Fagots, by Louise Marshall Haynes [Ed: Word used in the classical sense, just so you know…]
  • The Magnetized Needle, Nora’s Shoes, Hunting the South American Ostrich, How a Statue is Enlarged, When the Kafirs Deserted, Military Tactics in Fishing, Clocks and Time-Tables, He Appreciated the Dinner, A Rural Touchstone
  • The Wind, by Mazie V. Caruthers
  • Rep’s Run and Polly’s Fun, by Edith Roelker, Drawings by Harriet O’Brien
  • The Guests, by Celia Thornton
  • The Miser Squirrel, by Maria Conde, Drawn by L.J. Bridgman
  • Full Page Ad For the Oliver Typewriter Company (“Was $100 before the war, now $64!”!)
  • The aforementioned offer section for young Youth’s Companion affiliate marketers! So much wonderful stuff!
  • His Master’s Telephone Number, Radium the Rare, Electricity in the Bathroom
  • Nature and Science
  • Diamond Thieves, Making Attar of Roses, They Were a Good One, Too
  • Rickets, Too Sweet, An Irascible Elephant, Confused Ideas, It Hit The Mark, As a Special Favor
  • Full Page Jell-O Ad “Never Do to be Without Jell-O!”
  • Full Page Musterole Ad “Better than a Mustard Plaster” [Ed: I guess before Vicks there was this?]

October 14th, 1920 – Vol. 94 – No. 42

  • The Perseverance Organ, by Phyllis Meredith, Drawn by A.O. Scott
  • The Giant King Ray, by Archibald Rutledge, Drawn by Forrest Orr
  • How Many Stars Are There?, by Dr. C.G. Abbot, Director, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • The War-Trail Fort, Ch. 6, Abbott fires into a clump of sagebrush, by James WIllard Schultz, Drawings by George Varian
  • Four Steps Across, by Russell Gordon Carter, Drawn by Lee Townsend
  • Our American Foreign Policy, The Left-Hand Drive, Self-Consciousness, Price-Fixing, Meat Eating and the Meat Industry, Anarchy
  • Our Haunted Land, by Odell Shepard
  • Your Light, Pansy and Sue, A Soldier’s Answer, Grandma’s Weasel, A Prophet in His Own Country, Another Curious Rock, Taking His Degress, Not To Be Exploited, You Cannot Live On Three Cheers, Why She Talked
  • Water, by Richard Jeffrey Brown
  • The Rose, by Mary Stanton Boutwell, Drawn by May Aiken
  • The Lost Bedquilt, by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
  • A Thought, by Frances C. Hamlet
  • Old Tales Retold By Uncle Ned, VIII. The Fox and the Crow, by E.W. Kemble
  • A Fall Question, by Martha Banning Thomas
  • Family Finance, The Coming of the Mayflower: a Pilgrim Pageant, Taking the Blame, A Book Trick
  • Cranberries – Sugar and Acids, Another Trick With String, Cooking by Graded Temperature
  • Two Kinds of Evening Wrap, “Floating Islands”, Cakes That Will Quickly Disappear, Fall Sketching, Parents and the Sunday School
  • Beauty Based on Health, 1. The Value of Regular Exercise
  • Profitable Trapping, Strong Wrists, Hints For Rapid Reckoning, The Pin Sled, Slide Checkers
  • Cancellation, Aerial Fire Control
  • An Automatic Poultry Feeder, Collecting Lichens, A New Domino Game
  • A Cabinet For Home Remedies, Making Stereoscopic Photographs
  • A Position of Trust, (staff?)
  • Aphasia, After the Storm, Is the Chinese Diet Adequate?, She Took the Next Train, A Convex Canal, Not Too Sick to Make a Bull
  • Ivory Soap Flakes Full Page Ad

October 7th, 1920 – Vol. 94 – No. 41

For October 7th, 1920. Got to love some of the ads in this one, particularly the “Union Suit” one, and the now defunct Essex Motors. Wonder why they’d advertise for autos in a kids magazine? Unless they assumed the parents would be reading it to their children or something….

  • The War-Trail Fort, Ch. 5, Two Crows raise their right hands, by James Willard Schultz, Drawings by George Varian
  • The Body-Guard, by Edwin Cole, Drawn by Rodney Thomson
  • The New Baltic Republics, Esthonia and Latvia, by Samuel Eliot Morison, Ph.D, Formerly American member of the Baltic Commission of the Peace Conference
  • On Time, by Theodora Marshall Inglis, Drawn by Dudley G. Summers
  • A Flight From Petrograd, Ch. 8, in which a flag goes up, by C.A. Stephens, Drawn by G.A. Harker
  • The “Old Diplomacy” in Europe, The Bible and Shakespeare, The Italian Outbreak, Spinning Tops
  • October LaCrosse, by Arthur Guiterman
  • The Mayflower’s Flag, The Handwriting on the Wall, Manhandling the Profiteers, An Adventure With a Tiger
  • The Children’s Page, Decorations by Robert Martin
  • The Doll That Saved a Regiment, by Miriam Cocke
  • The Young Columbus, by Nancy Byrd Turner
  • Ducky Waddles, by Abigail Burton
  • The Merchant, Verse and Drawing by L.J. Bridgman
  • The Fall of the Armature, (staff?), Drawn by W.F. Stecher
  • Full-Page Ad: Cross-Knit Underwear Union Suit
  • The Companion Receipts (Recipes)
  • John Leake’s Dole, A Strange Conversion, A Noisy Army, Essex Motors Ad
  • A Far-Reaching Experiment, A Terrible Explosion, Where Trapping is Worth While
  • The Lingual Tonsil, A Woman’s Invention, Another Smart Fox, One More Sovereign Deposed, A Thrifty Book Lover, Only a Dud, Ingersoll Radiolite “Radium” Watch Ad
  • Proctor and Gamble “The White Naphtha Soap” Ad