Albert Kahn Associates records: 1825-2014 (bulk 1900-1945)
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Automobile Interests [series]
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Another Eclipse.

("1925 Auto Show, Detroit" (with telescope trained on eclipse))

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Bears are such persistent Creatures.

("He's bound to run out o' gas" (GM reaching 175))

Folder   1  
Let's Go.

("Detroit Auto Show-You can't afford to miss it, dad" (Dad Cadillac and Prosperity))

Folder   1  
The Record Breaker.

("Detroit Auto Show Attendance Record" (auto fan rings bell), 1927 or 1928)

Folder   1  
Straight ahead -- Dad!

("Detroit's Automobile Industry 1928" Dad Cadillac: "I think I hit something [Pessimism]")

Folder   1  
It's a Winner.

("25th Detroit Auto Show/1926" (crossing finish line))

Folder   1  
Some Driver!

("Detroit Auto Motor Industry/1928/Prosperity" (Dad Cadillac at the wheel))

Folder   1  
Open Tonight.

("...1929 Auto Show/Convention Hall")

 
Aviation Interests [series]
Folder   2  
Airmen to the Rescue.

("Air Experts/ support/ wage earner [in] Sea of Federal Income Tax")

Folder   2  
A NEW Suggestion.

("U.S. MAIL-Hey, what's the matter with making THIS your terminal?")

Folder   2  
[no caption].

("Ford Metal Dirigible/ 3 day Service/ Detroit-England" (Dad Cadillac draws curtain to reveal dirigible))

Folder   2  
Passing the Danger Zone.

("Bremen/ STOP/ Atlantic Police Ordinance/ Hey-! I Ticketed ONE Guy for passing here [Neptune with ticket for 'Lindy']")

Folder   2  
Where's Dad's Balloon?

("We hope you don't feel hurt" [other airport cities to Cadillac, who examines] "Detroit Airport Plans")

Folder   2  
Balloon Goes Up Tomorrow.

("Detroit Air Olympics/ Largest programme of air events... June 30 at Ford Airport" (basket and balloon at moorings))

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Got the World By the Tail.

("Detroit's All-Metal Dirigible" (trailing globe-headed figure of "AVIATION"))

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A Sure Way to Cripple the Bird.

("Detroit Aviation," eagle has wing clipped by "Airport Delay")

Folder   2  
Welcome to Our City.

("Voice of the people" from "Detroit's Airport": "C'mon-Boys! Make yourselves at home!" (man with megaphone to plane above))

Folder   2  
The Right Nest. (Tree with bird on nest and climber):

("Senate Military Affairs Committee" hands eggs "Permanent Army Air Service Port" to bird, Detroit enterprise" on nest, "Selfridge Field")

Folder   2  
[no caption].

(Cadillac and Lindy with eagle "Air Interests")

Folder   2  
Bound to Land Some Place.

(Balloon "Commercial aviation" carrying "Leadership" about to drop anchor over Detroit or Buffalo)

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The Only-Way to Land It.

(Balloon "An Adequate Airport" being brought to moorings by ropes of "Cooperation")

Folder   2  
[no caption].

("Commercial Aviation" (plane) heads toward earth at "Detroit/ The World's Auto Center")

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Bagging the Air Game.

("Detroit," windsock held by aviator in cock-pit of flying plane bags "Airplane Industry" from sky)

Folder   2  
In the Meanwhile.

(crossed out: "up in the air"] "Municipal airport" dirigible rising above group arguing about "157 acres for a Detroit airport")

Folder   2  
Detroit's Airport Tragedy.

("Detroit Common Council: "I faw down an' go 'Boom!'" crushing "Hangar Plan" to the disgust of "John Public" and the delight of "5 City Airport under construction/ B'ham, Royal Oak, Clawson, Ferndale, Berkley")

Folder   2  
For the Land's Sake!

("Detroit" before "Recorders' Court" with broad-side: "Condemnation suit for a site...for a municipal airport")

Folder   2  
[no caption].

(Lighthouse with plane and couple having coffee)

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The Man Who Should Pick the Airport.

("Air Pilots" with sheaf of papers ("Study of air") surrounded by "SITES" balloonists)

Folder   2  
["Marshall has caption"].

("Commercial aviation industry" plane, over "Detroit" skyline)

Folder   2  
Extract from Speech of Mayor John W. Smith

('and we want the aircraft world to know about Detroit because...' Winged "aircraft world" holding "Airplane plants" over Detroit)

Folder   2  
["Caption-see note on desk"].

(Balloon, "Detroit's Airport Programme" running out of air, "Patience" as pilot, "Airport Committee" tries to stop gap from the gondola)

Folder   2  
When the Swallow Flies North.

(Uncle Sam standing with flag atop White House doffs hat to swallow, "Detroit Aviation," flying with cartouche, inscribed "$750,000.00 to construct better housing facilities at Selfridge Field for a permanent army air service post. OK. U. S. Senate")

Folder   2  
Detroit Welcomes You. Plane

("Bremen Fliers" over crowd in fore-ground where Dad Cadillac offers key to City of Detroit)

 
Charities [series]
Folder   3  
A Willing Victim.

(Dad Cadillac on his knees being held up at pistol point by cupid, "Community Fund")

Folder   3  
The Life Preserver.

(Seaman, "Y.W.C.A.," in boat, "Public Contribution throws line with life preserver, "Seven more buildings," to drowning "American Youth")

Folder   3  
Give Them to Her.

(Detroit Housewife about to throw Cast off clothing into the Discard is approached by woman in rags, "The Near East," who implores her: "Please don't throw them away!")

Folder   3  
The 'Gimmies.'

(Man in rags, "Citizens League," approaches John Public before store window: "Pardon me mister but would you kindly gimme that suit?" He points to $50,000 suit of clothing in window)

Folder   3  
He Has Never Failed Yet.

(Cadillac with cane under arm takes money from wallet to buy paper from man in hat and fur-collared coat, "Detroit's Old Newsboys," standing before charity drop box)

Folder   3  
[no caption].

(Santa with pack on back [he is labeled "Old Newsboys"] appears in vision behind boy in rags seated on stool and writing to Santa by candlelight beside a window)

Folder   3  
His Old Route.

(Man disguised as Santa with pack, "Old Newsboys," visits two ragged children at doorway of house in winter)

 
Corruption and Scandals, I [series]
Folder   4  
In the Shadows.

(In shadow of City Hall, hand of Grand Jury pursues fleeing man with moneybag, "Graft")

Folder   4  
"Good Shot!"

(Corpulent man in high silk hat and bow tie, "Contractors Ring," stands aghast as basket of eggs on his arm, "Monopoly," is broken by brick, "$500,000 Appropriation," hurled by man, Detroit Council, in background flanked by three men, D.P.W., Mayor Smith, and Private Enterprise. Basket spills "Excessive Profit" and "Extortion" onto ground)

Folder   4  
It Won't Be Long Now.

(Tree, "Old Lobby System," being set afire by Gov. Green in coonskin hat)

Folder   4  
Unearthing the Past.

(Man in cape and hat, "Contractors," laments "Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well" as workman, "Investigation," lifts skull, "Contracts 1920-23," from ditch in the earth, "City Hall Records")

Folder   4  
Why Not?

("Wealthy Property Owner" in spats squeezes juice from lemon, "New City Hall," with squeezer labeled "Civic Center Improvement" Juice goes into vat, "Increased Property Values," and into delighted eyes of "Property Owner" and Riverfront Property Owner" at right. At upper left taxpayer with hands behind him says "Let the ones that get the juice buy the lemons")

Folder   4  
Stick to It.

(Tree, "The Paving Trust," being cut down by Chas. P. O'Neill with axe, "Prosecution")

Folder   4  
Sic 'Im.

(Fat "Sugar Gouger" drops money bag and runs as Housewife unleashes bulldog, "Boycott")

Folder   4  
Uncle Sam:

("I ALWAYS Lick 'Im" Uncle Sam rolls up sleeve, preparing to tackle fat "lumber Gouger" with club, "Highest Prices" Hat and coat on stump, right)

Folder   4  
Keeping It All in the Family.

(Freiwald, on ladder, nails sign, "God (frey) bless our home," over door of Treasurer's Office, Wayne Co., as relatives below hold the ladder and tacks)

Folder   4  
The End of the Joy Ride.

(Bulldozing machine driven by Detroit News hits rock and is stopped by shaft, "Independence," raised by crowd with flag, "Newsboys")

Folder   4  
Look Out, Boys.

(He's a Fakir. Fat man in high silk hat, "Bonus Swindler," jollies W.W. I veteran with "application blank for bonus claim," saying "Better let me do it-my fee is only $10.00")

Folder   4  
Danger Ahead: Will He Walk Into It?

(Look Out!!!-If He Ever Gets Into That Hole. Little man in derby reading paper, "The Gas Question," about to step into manhole of Public Utilities Commission)

Folder   4  
[No caption].

(Tax dodger, in shadow of large column from behind which light of "Probe" shines from lamp in hand labeled "Holland's Charges")

Folder   4  
Challenged.

("Laxity," large stomached man stretched out in chair before man at desk labeled "Prosecutor's Office" says "Well-try and PUT me out"

Folder   4  
What's in the Air?

(Man with loudspeaker, "City Hall Graft Probe," is silenced by man, "The Higher Ups" descending from upper left where 40 he hangs by his heels)

 
Corruption and Scandals, II [series]
Folder   5  
Chicken Feed?

("Boss Booth, Detroit News" hold chicken before large bag, "Taxpayers' money lost to city through Asphalt Combine," from hole in which money is spilling. Says: "That's chicken feed")

Folder   5  
Another Big Investigation.

(Little boy on chair opens refrigerator to find big turkey)

Folder   5  
[no caption].

("Here I am again," says a jack-in-the-box, "The Campau Case," surprising Dad Cadillac, seated and reading newspaper)

Folder   5  
Thanks-Harry.

(Man in fedora and business suit, "Jackson," white-washes statue or man on pedestal, "Campau")

Folder   5  
The Start and the Finish.

(Judge Jeffries Says the Trouble with the Prosecutor's Office is that You Fellows Start Out with a Brass Band and End Up with a Whistle. Top center, one man band. Lower right, man with whistle)

Folder   5  
Who Put THAT There?

(Father Cadillac points to dummy seated at desk marked City of Detroit. Dummy marked "Hydrant 'Dummy Bids.'")

Folder   5  
Getting Serious -- Isn't It?

(Dad Cadillac seated reading newspaper with headlines beginning, "Huge Contracts Awarded Without Competition Bids")

Folder   5  
Stalled.

(Truck marked GARNER, loaded with bag of "$175,000 in Contracts with City of Detroit," runs aground on rock, "GRAFT")

Folder   5  
No caption

(in pencil "Mr. Mulcahy left Caption on your desk" and "(Must)/ J.A.M"]. "Boss Booth" turns away from pile of money, "Millions of Dollars lost to Detroit in Combine to Stifle Competition," sneering "Chicken Feed")

Folder   5  
Explained!

("So THAT'S why the taxes are so high," says TAX PAYER, seated, holding copy of DETROIT TIMES with headline "Grand Jury Report/ City Graft Warrants Issued.")

Folder   5  
[no caption].

(Garbage men; one labeled Mayor Smith empties large can marked Garbage Department, its contents labeled LAXITY, into cart at left. Another with broom and push cart labeled Street and Alley Cleaning Dept. at right. Verso: Pencil sketch of garbage men. [Note: See more complete sketch for this cartoon on verso of Grand Jury cartoon below.])

Folder   5  
[no caption].

(Door to U.S. Grand Jury room with words "And Nothing but the Truth" is approached by 2 prospective witnesses. Verso: Pencil drawing of 2 men with garbage cans [see above cartoon])

Folder   5  
Shake 'Em Up Mayor.

(In an atmosphere of graft a man marked Mayor Smith is sifting with a large sieve marked "Cinder Investigation;" coming out below are objects marked "Contracts")

Folder   5  
Weather Forecast -- "Unsettled"

(Man with umbrella (GROESBECK with "4th Term Hope") scans cloudy skies full of scandals, as "Finance Juggling" and "Parole Scandals" Sign at lower left: To Lansing)

Folder   5  
[No caption]

(Magnifying glass labeled CITIZENS LEAGUE MISINFORMATION is held by hand labeled DETROIT NEWS over 4 small men who stand on corner of desk with blotter and lighted cigarette in ashtray)

 
Courts [series]
Folder   6  
Tricked.

(Doctor with triplets ("Bill to place three additional judges in the Recorder's Court") emerges from State Legislature door as Tax Payer falls backward, saying "Three of 'em--? No-No.")

Folder   6  
'Drop That Pen!'

(Socratic figure, INVESTIGATOR, stops the hand of man whose hat flies off, THE FIXER, with pen, "Recorder's Court Pen," poised over table with speeding ticket marked DISMISSED)

Folder   6  
Cut the Tail!

(Dad Cadillac tries to run with kite, MUNICIPAL COURT, with BIG 4 tied to tail in form of puppets: Marsh, Cotter, Heston, Keiden. Boy at lower left shouts, "Hey-Pop!!!--Ya can't fly it with THAT tail!")

Folder   6  
All Agreed.

(Five men, DEMs and REPs, examine large copy of Detroit Times headlined "A NON-PARTISAN JURY/ What We Need." with approving comments)

Folder   6  
Gentlemen, Be Seated!

(Female figure of NON-PARTISAN JUSTICE hovers over judges bench (CIRCUIT COURTS) with two seats (REP and DEM) approached by 2 robed figures of KEIDEN and HARWARD)

Folder   6  
Their Last Appearance.

(Quartet of Marsh, Heston, Cotter and Keiden sings on stage, "Elect us all." as audience in boxes and pit at right shouts disapproval and hook emerges from wings)

Folder   6  
[no caption].

("The jails are overcrowded," says scarecrow ("Proposal for 3 extra judges.") manipulated by JOB HUNTER. VOTER, seated, right, holding placard ("The Recorders Court is in better shape today then it has been for years") replies: "Say -- You're not fooling me one bit")

Folder   6  
It "Looks Good" to Him.

(Judge's bench (SEPARATE TRAFFIC COURT) is held up approvingly by Dad Cadillac seated on round table stacked with envelopes (MUNICIPAL COURT CASES))

Folder   6  
(Partially Erased:) Michigan's Dodo Bird.

(Large baby bird (SUPERIOR COURT BILL) with rudimentary wings and pelican-like beak dripping bills (TAX PAYERS' MONEY) steps out of broken shell (COURT REFORM). Man with large sword marked LEGISLATION SAYS, "So that's all you are good for". Behind fence at right, man in high hat (TAX PAYER) says, "Go on--kill it")

 
Crime and Law Enforcement, I [series]
Folder   7  
The Joy Killer.

(Man dressed as Puritan (ENFORCEMENT) with key on arm, stands before closed gate of MASON COUNTY padlocked by SUNDAY BLUE LAW, turning away carload of small boys with fishing poles)

Folder   7  
On the Threshold.

(Man (CROUL) with sheaf of VICE RECORDS raps on door of Mayor's office)

Folder   7  
[no caption].

("I won't quit," says CROUL, rapping on desk of Commissioner of Police, in cloud, upper left, above head of Mayor Martin seated at table. Approaching from right is man with large roll "Resolution demanding removal of Frank Croul." with seal of Methodist Ministers' Association)

Folder   7  
A Good Police Department Commands Respect.

(Uniformed policeman salutes man in panama hat (DETROITER) with coat over arm and car keys in hand, about to get into car, left)

Folder   7  
A Generous Act.

(Woman with 2 children on steps of HOME of Patrol-man BRUMM offered bag of money ("Fund for the injured officers' family") by man on steps (Business Men of Woodward Ave.-Boulevard District") [face obliterated])

Folder   7  
Much Too Handy.

(Hoodlum seen from side and rear, spins around as he grabs pistol ("Mailed Firearms") from hip pocket)

Folder   7  
Detroit's New Burglar Alarm.

(Baby in crib screams WAAAAA WOW WOW as masked burglar leaves by window, dropping flashlight and LOOT)

Folder   7  
SMACK IT!

(Man in shirtsleeves (MICHIGAN SENATE) prepares to hit fly (Death Penalty) with swatter, COMMON SENSE)

Folder   7  
Finding the Evidence.

(GAMBLER, right, plays shell game, using DENS, with perplexed policeman)

Folder   7  
Don't fool with It-Throw It Away!

(Man in black hat squints down barrel of pistol marked DEATH PENALTY)

Folder   7  
Capital Injustice?

(Question mark labeled "If Michigan had Death Penalty" at center. At left scene with woman (State Witness) releasing man from prison labeled "Albert Eichordn life for murder" saying [left:] "I lied" Comment: "She can free him from here, but-[right:] what could she have done here" At right is tombstone marked "Murderer/ he paid the/ penalty/ 1918")

Folder   7  
What!-Back Again?

(Cat (Capital Punishment) with stone tied around neck (stone: "A.D. 1847") climbs up onto dock (MICHIGAN) from water. Old man SENATE on dock, right, half crouches on dock, startled)

Folder   7  
Take a Neighbor's Advice. [Published c. February 19, n.d.]

(Two men at a crossroads sign reading ILLINOIS/ MICHIGAN. Man on right (MICH) holds roll titled CAPITAL PUNISHMENT BILL. Man on left (Illinois) holds noose (CAPITAL PUNISHMENT) and RECORD OF CHICAGO KILLINGS, says "I've used it for years and I'm worse off today than ever-why should you try it?")

Folder   7  
[no caption].

(Five Old Men Around Pot-bellied Stove, one reading newspaper headlined "Detroit's Crime to be Investigated by a Legislative Committee" Others comment, as "We must get at the TRUTH, by Heck! and "Yes an' we git paid fer it too--")

Folder   7  
Which is the Better?

(Top: YOUTHFUL OFFENDER rt., in striped suit and chained to ball PENAL SERVITUDE listens to HARDENED CRIMINAL read from book, "The Pursuit of Crime" Bottom: Same youth without stripes chained to ball REFORM SCHOOL listens to TEACHER read from book "The Folly of Crime")

Folder   7  
Too Much Armor.

(Armor-clad knight (MICHIGAN) tries to pull broken sword from scabbard ("Uncodified and antiquated criminal code") left, while CRIMINAL, rt., laughs)

Folder   7  
Is It Worth It?

(Fat policeman, half covered in pile of money ("$8,000 profit made by the Detroit Police in one month on 'Parking drive') shouts "Let's make WHOO-P-E-E-E" Man in cap (CAR OWNER), rt., looks on, questioning)

Folder   7  
"...And Don't Forget Your Gloves"-Rutledge.

(Man at desk (Police Commissioner William P. Rutledge) hands pair of gloves (COURTESY) to saluting policeman)

Folder   7  
All Wet.

(JUSTICE stands with broken umbrella of DELAYS, CROOKED BONDS, TECHNICALITIES under storm of CRIME. New umbrella of REFORM, is offered from rt. THE MICHIGAN CRIMINAL CODE)

Folder   7  
Fair Warning.

(Policeman collars man (GANGLAND) and shows him placard reading "To maintain law and order we will vigorously fight each arrest." [published c. April 10, n.d.])

Folder   7  
One Bad Apple May Spoil the Whole Barrel.

(Policemen with barrel of apples marked "Detroit Police Department" He throws apple marked "Brutality" into box marked "Demotion")

Folder   7  
Which Deserves It?

(Sunbonneted woman (Mother Michigan), center with apple (governorship) on plate. Her boy candidates for the apple are, right, GREEN with his RECORD on a placard held behind him and, left, "A.G" holding dead cat marked PAROLE SCANDALS. He has dropped apple cores marked 1st, 2nd and 3rd term and a trail of blackened footprints marked GRAND TRUNK DEAL ... LAW OFFICE ON THE SIDE, BAD CEMENT, etc. A view of Lansing dome out window at upper left)

 
Crime and Law Enforcement. II [series]
Folder   8  
About Due.

(Policeman (POLICE DEPT) with raised axe marked RUTLEDGE'S ORDERS to behead turkey marked 'HOLD-UP' END CRIME WAVE whose head is on stump)

Folder   8  
Why Not Both Look Together?

(At center a telescope marked INVESTIGATION into which peers a policeman marked DETROIT POLICE DEPT. with right hand raised. At right a man in straw hat with a cigar and a brief case marked PROSECUTION walks away saying, "I should cry, if you don't want ME to look" Over the fence beyond, an arm marked UNDERWORLD waves a balloon marked CRIME)

Folder   8  
'First Aid.'

(Formally dressed man marked GOVERNOR GROESBECK stands holding cloth marked PAROLE SALVE over thug with knot on head seated on ground and holding a husk marked CRIME. Behind the first man is a doctor's bag marked A.J.G. and a jar of ointment. Thug says, "Sure Governor / I slipped on de banana skin again")

Folder   8  
(A Good Intention But a Clumsy Handling)

(Woman marked A MOTHER, right, is accidentally struck on head by club marked LIFE SENTENCE wielded by man, seen from behind, marked HABITUAL CRIME LAW against a gorilla marked CRIME who approaches from left onto the Soil of MICHIGAN where the other two stand)

Folder   8  
This Way Out.

(Man marked THE GAMBLER jumps thru hoop marked FAKE ANTI-GAMBLING LAW to FREEDOM, lower left. Hoop is held by PROSECUTER standing on building marked DETROIT NEWS)

Folder   8  
At the Brink.

(Woman in Grecian dress marked JUSTICE holding sword marked SWIFT PUNISHMENT drives man, CRIME over cliff and out of Michigan. Date on verse: February 10)

Folder   8  
Chasing the Criminal.

(Robed woman, "Justice" a/ Sword marked JUSTICE seated on snail marked present CRIMINAL PROCEDURE as thug makes off with LOOT down "MICHIGAN ROAD")

Folder   8  
MY OWN Boy.

(Jack-in-the-box marked ROSCOE FITCH jumps out of box marked SUNDAY DANCE HALL saying, "Hello Pop!" to man with hat flying off who holds placard stating, "I promise to prosecute all violators of the Sunday blue laws/ signed V. Fitch, prosecutor" Lettered at his feet: "Mason County")

Folder   8  
His New Weapon.

(Policeman marked POLICE DEPARTMENT struggles under weight of large book marked "THE LAW/ Legal methods of arrest and prosecution" Behind him in can marked THE DISCARD are weapons marked ROWDYISM, LAWLESS BEHAVIOR, HIJACKER METHODS)

Folder   8  
The Man Who Ran.

(Dead youth is partially supported by policeman (THE LAW) with box of CIGARS, who says, "And he forced me to shoot at him for this petty thing")

Folder   8  
What He Fears Most.

(Hand and arm of JUSTICE swings handcuffs marked ADEQUATE PUNISHMENT, SWIFT AND SURE toward fleeing man, right, marked LAW BREAKER)

Folder   8  
The Price of a "Cash" Payroll/ They Saved the Payroll.

(Balance scales holding, upper right, bag marked PAYROLL/ $15,000 IN CASH and, lower left, tombstones of two detectives killed by bandits)

Folder   8  
Change Clubs!

(Large policeman raising small club marked PRESENT SYSTEM is offered large club marked LAW ENFORCEMENT by MAYOR SMITH, right, who ways, "That's no good--use THIS!")

Folder   8  
The Long Long Trail.

(Left panel: 4 policemen escort convict to open door of jail marked FOR THE SLAYER. Right panel: 4 policemen carry casket of PATROLMAN VILLAIRE marked OUR HERO)

Folder   8  
Not the Worst Boy in the World.

(Man in silk hat points out boy, HAMTRAMCK, who drags dead cat marked LAXITY in LAW ENFORCEMENT and addresses man [resembling Groesbeck] over the fence, left. He says, "Say governor--can't you make him throw that durned dead cat away")

Folder   8  
Don't Whitewash It--Clean it!

(Statue of women with lily, besmirched and marked VIRTUE OF DETROIT, at right Dad Cadillac stands beside it warding off workman on/ LAW ENFORCEMENT with WHITE WASH and tools)

Folder   8  
Take the Right Road.

(Landscape with YOUTH standing at crossroads marked FLOWERY PATH and HARD CLIMB TRAIL. At end of the former: PRISON; of the latter: HOME, HEALTH, HAPPINESS)

Folder   8  
The Parole System.

(2 panels. Top: legend, "The Governor paroles criminals in large numbers, but--" over picture of laughing criminals leaving prison with PAROLES scrolls on shoulders. Bottom: legend, "A greater power than the governor May release this FIRST OFFENDER" over scene with doctor examining sick girl in bed with placard, "Sentenced to serve from 8 to 20 years by Judge Piny Marsh in 1922" Hand coming thru all door at right extends "Parole for Loretta Lee." as doctor says, "She May not be able to use that")

Folder   8  
Keep It On 'Im.

(ink drawing]. Large hand and arm of DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT pressed down from right with its thumb a thug sprawled, with head to left with his pistol dropped.)

Folder   8  
This CAN be Done.

(From top center the arm and hand of LAW press down GANGLAND sprawled with head to right.)

(wash & ink)
Folder   8  
Busy.

(Policeman marked DETROIT POLICE shovels little people (CROOKS) into garbage pail marked JAIL.)

Folder   8  
A Record Cleanup by the Police.

(Policemen marked as above, uses spade marked CROUL'S ORDER to shovel garbage into THE "CAN" Below on the ground, bottles and guns marked MOON SHINE, STICK-UPS, and ROBBERY. In background: DETROIT marked by flag. Verso: pencil drawing of policeman sweeping debris into dust pan.)

Folder   8  
The Right Idea

(Eagle (SWIFT PUNISHMENT) carries CRIMINAL in claws to walls of MICHIGAN STATE PRISON)

(ink drawing)
Folder   8  
Putting Him Where He Belongs.

(Eagle (PUNISHMENT/ SWIFT AND SURE) carries man marked CRIME over prison wall with sentry, right, and flag, left marked JAIL.)

 
Elections I [series]
Folder   9  
Caption marked Out: Now for the Big Political Plunge.

(Six divers jumping from dock marked MICHIGAN into lake marked PRIMARIES. They are tagged "for Mayor," "for Sheriff," "for governor," etc)

Folder   9  
Look 'em Over in The Times NEXT SUNDAY--DAD.

(Dad Cadillac seated reading newspaper with headlines, "Candidates for the Council" October calendar on wall, at left)

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When "The Gang" is on the job.

(Crowd approaches house, right, with broadside "ELECTION/ November 4/Ward--every / Dist.-every" They carry balloons and placards indicating support for John Smith for mayor from numerous groups, as LETTER CARRIERS FOR SMITH, labor, VOTE, woman vote, etc. WOMAN SUFFRAGE FOR SMITH)

Folder   9  
Will They ALL Balance.

(Arm and hand of VOTER hold balance scale weighted on right with INTEGRITY, FAIR PLAY, and UNSELFISHNESS: on left with volume marked JOHN W. SMITH'S RECORD. On table below, left: volumes marked BOWLES' RECORD and MARTEN'S RECORD)

Folder   9  
No Outside Help Needed.

(Dad Cadillac seated at desk is tapped on shoulder by hand and arm of PRIVATE BUSINESS INTERESTS. He holds LIST OF CANDIDATES for COMMON COUNCIL and says, "Say you--keep out of this--this is strictly MY affair")

Folder   9  
Thinking.

(Dad Cadillac seated in tall-backed chair in thinker's pose holding list of CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR OF DETROIT. Below cliff on which his chair stands, a large crowd (left))

Folder   9  
Johnny Smith's 'gang.'

(Ribbon-tied roll marked "This petition contains 32,000 signatures requesting John W. Smith to be mayor" is surrounded by crowd of "32,000 signers")

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His Only Campaign Issue.

(Sweating, bespectacled man stirs pot of GLUE in midst of books on stickers with titles such as, "What is a Sticker and Why" and "Sticker Stories by Chas. Bowles")

Folder   9  
Making a Hit.

(A changing ring the bell-test your strength" carnival game at center. Gong at top is marked FOR OFFICE/ U.S. DISTRICT ATTORNEY. The column is graduated from top to bottom: "Backers for Frank Sibley"/ BAR ASSOCIATION: LAWYERS' CLUB; and "Anti-Groesbeck" at lower left: SIBLEY holding mallet. At lower right: SMITH says, "Say Frank--that's nothing-- come on over to MY camp and watch me. "Verso: pencil sketch of man (Smith folks) cracking large nut "containing prospective backers for Delos Smith")

Folder   9  
Be Careful Dad!

(Dad Cadillac with magnifying glass, right, examines crowd marked CANDIDATES FOR THE COMMON COUNCIL on platform at left)

Folder   9  
Their Hats in the Ring.

(Four hats marked CANDIDATE in boxing ring marked COMMON COUNCIL. At upper right MR. VOTER with coat over his arm says, "It's a good idea if I can see a good hat" [Cf. the next])

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Their Hats in the Ring .

(Many hats landing in circular ring, being thrown from crowded balcony, upper right, marked THIS BALCONY RESERVED FOR COMMON COUNCIL CANDIDATES. [Cf. the last.])

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What Dad Cadillac Found.

(KKK hooded member gets up from EXECUTIVE SECRETARY'S desk as Dad Cadillac walks into office marked CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS for Chas. Bowles)

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Smash It! (1925).

(Dad Cadillac wields mallet marked VOTE to smash slate on tree. Slate reads "Klan Slate for Mayor/ BOWLES/ for council." Lower left, ghost rises from grave marked "Here lies the Body of the Big Four/ Died November 1923" and says "Gee--that's what he smashed ME with 2 years ago")

Folder   9  
The Recount.

(Bespectacled Man (Bowles) sits on edge of chair listening outside door marked THE RECOUNT)

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Answers Wanted.

(Bespectacled man (BOWLES) sits biting pencil on round platform at right. At left questions emerge from trumpet-shaped loudspeaker marked SMITIH'S RADIO SPEECH. Questions begin: "Is present government honest or.")

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Ducking for Apples.

(Man in shirtsleeves (BOWLES) stands with head immersed in water in tub marked MAYORALTY CAMPAIGN ISSUES. At upper left, SMITH puts head in door saying, "Can't you GET one Charlie?")

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The New Way.

(At center the DETROIT TIMES hands microphones of WGHP up to men on CAMPAIGN PLATFORMS at left (BOWLES) and right (MAYOR SMITH) In circular inset at lower right, marked "The Old Way" a man gesticulates to a crowd from a soap box marked CAMPAIGN PLATFORM. City of DETROIT stretches out below)

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What! Again?

(MR. VOTER with umbrella at left is surprised by bonneted woman (THE GROESBECK OUTFIT) who hands him baby marked FOURTH TERM saying, "Won't you kindly hold my baby" 'till I finish my work? Her shawl and skirt are patched with SECRET FINANCE, LAW OFFICES ON THE SIDE, etc)

 
Elections, II [series]
Folder   10  
The Heavy Tail.

(Men (Martin) runs with string of kite marked MARTIN FOR MAYOR to tail of which is attached a trunk marked GRAND TRUNK LAND GRAB, and bundle of HIGH TAXES, broken planks of PLEDGE, a hammer and a telephone)

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His First Thought.

(MISS DETROIT is offered umbrella by JOHN LODGE at left, while at right MARTIN, with umbrella and satchel marked POLITICAL AMBITION goes off saying, "I'd give her mine, but I don't want to get wet myself")

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Use That Trusty Blade Today.

(Dad Cadillac unsheathes his sword (VOTE... SMITH ADMINISTRATION) as hairy and marked INTOLERANCE tries to snatch little girl wearing shawl (GOOD GOVERNMENT) at left. Verso: sketch for Cadillac)

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[2 panel cartoon]:

(Hello John! and Sorry to See you Go, John! Left panel, Dad Cadillac standing behind chair marked MAYOR'S CHAIR shakes hands with man in business suit (JOHN W. SMITH), right)

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Keep Your Seat John.

(Dad Cadillac, left, removes pince-nez and shakes hands with man in morning suit (MAYOR SMITH) holding sign reading "John W. Smith ... the voters" before chair marked MAYOR'S CHAIR)

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Struck Out!

(Baseball catcher (Mayor Smith), left catches ball (VETO), missed by batter (ANTI-SMITH LEAGUE), thrown by pitcher (COUNCIL) along line of dust marked CIVIC CENTER PROPOSAL to home plate marked PRIMARY BALLOT)

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Nail 'em to the Mast.

(Man with hammer (TAX PAYER) climbing flagpole atop CITY HALL nails up 3 flags reading "Re-elect Mayor Smith,"... "Smash Klan Council Slate")

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He May be Looking for the RIGHT GIRL.

(Large tree with circular branch on which sits a girl (CANDIDATE FOR COMMON COUNCIL), left and a fat man in straw hat (VOTER), right)

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Why you Should vote Tuesday.

("HELP!" cries Dad Cadillac from black hole with sign reading "Danger/ Financial Hole" He waves arm to cigar-smoking man in tophat (COUNCIL) retreating nonchalantly to left. Verso: sketch for another version with man marked DOREMUS putting Cadillac out of hole as fat man (COMMON COUNCIL) talks; caption: Actions speak lowder than words)

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This should Draw Votes.

(Wine bottle (Hamtramck) has its cork (VOTE) removed by hand marked A CANDIDATE using corkscrew marked FOR COUNCIL)

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Cadillac: "By Jove--that reminds me"

(Kneeling man with feather duster dusts off BALLOT BOX, Left. Dad Cadillac, right with walking stick visualizes house at upper left labeled "Election of a Common Council, October 9")

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Who's Afraid.

(Four boys labeled CANDIDATE shiver and test the water before jumping into pond marked MAYORALTY)

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Teething.

(Baby with open mouth (November ELECTION) and feet marked THE and BALLOT cries "WOW!" Sits in high chair. On floor lies broken milk bottle labeled October PRIMARIES)

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[no caption].

(Dad Cadillac and young woman (MISS DETROIT), right, stand at trackside and examine board listing of race entries)

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Make the 'Board' Secure.

(Board (BOARD OF COMMERCE) spans chasm between two cliffs. On cliff at left marked COOPERATION RIDGE, man in shirt-sleeves (CAMPAIGN) points to anchor stake tied down with $175,000 sign and calls to Dad Cadillac on right cliff marked INDUSTRY Cliff, who holds rope near stake marked $75,000. First man says, "Now if you'll just make that end as secure.")

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[no caption].

(Young woman (MISS DETROIT) in party dress surrounded by formally dressed men offering gifts of 5¢ BEER, RAPID TRANSIT, CIVIC REFORM, etc. Candidates labeled O'Brien, Inches, Brown, Doremus, Wood, Owens)

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Answer THIS call.

(Fire bell (Firemen's PENSION) rings out alarm. ("Retire on half pay") as man (MR. VOTER) sits at desk with hand on calendar open to October 6, "Election Day," saying "Those boys have never failed to answer MY call")

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The Elephant's beginning to worry.

(Donkey (MICHIGAN DEMOCRATS) grazes grass over the fence in area marked REPUBLICAN VOTES. In background at left, elephant labeled GOP MICHIGAN with man with goad (GROESBECK) riding on head while other men try to mount the saddle marked STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. One holds sign reading, "Road building program, 1926-7" and saying "where's the coin for this?" Groesbeck says, "You heard what I said! Sit down")

Folder   10  
And the Election's All Over!

(Child with newspaper for head (THE DETROIT NEWS) [and features of Booth] cries and jumps in mud puddle (CAMPAIGN MUD) at left. Woman holding her skirts (GOOD GOVERNMENT) says, "Isn't that child awful?")

 
Fire Prevention [series]
Folder   11  
Future Fire Fighters?

(Airship in shape of a fire truck with large bird wings carries a large bottle marked ACID as it flies over burning building)

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Somebody is Going To Get Tagged.

(Against the background of a burning building marked FIRE TRAGEDY a large man in a top hat marked PUBLIC OPINION holds up paper reading? RESPONSIBILITY OF "STUDY CLUB" FIRE TRAGEDY in front a row of 5 figures each pointing to his neighbor and saying "HIS FAULT")

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This is Fire Prevention Week

(4 panels. 1. Locate and keep in mind the 'call-box' nearest your home and office -- Don't wait 'till a fire breaks out-as building burns man scratches his head saying "Now where did I see that call box?" 2. When old Mr. Sandman first warns you of his presence -- that's your cue to see that no cigarettes are left burning. Man falls asleep while sitting in a chair reading the paper and drops his cigarette onto the paper. 3. A wooden garage, an oil-soaked floor, a lighted match-and 'nevermore'. Man drops a match while sitting in his car in the garage. 4. Keep matches away from children-see that they are entirely out of reach--at all times. Children play with matches as father dashes in)

 
Gasoline Prices [series]
Folder   12  
"Step On It".

(Oil truck marked GASOLINE AMENDMENT of the HOME RULE ACT driven rapidly by man marked common council fast road signs reading TO SPECIAL SESSION and November AVE)

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"The Drop In Gasoline May Mean Only This".

(Large man with oil can marked OIL COMPANY on his head tries to pitch a ball marked GAS PRICES at a tall building flying a pennant reading HIGH PRICE. Man marked CONSUMER saying, "OH-THANKS MISTER", grabs for the ball as it is pulled back for the pitch)

Folder   12  
"Another Row On The Short Skirts".

(Flapper marked GAS wearing a short skirt marked SHORT MEASURE and carrying an umbrella marked DETROIT GAS STATIONS encounters a policeman marked INSPECTOR on his cap, wearing a star marked WEIGHTS AND MEASURE LAW and carrying a large club marked DETROIT AUTO CLUB says, "SAY KID--YA DON'T EXPECT TO GET BY WITH THAT SKIRT DO YA?")

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"Too Good To Be True".

(The gas companies personified as plump men in evening clothes with wings cluster around a large gas pump and change the sign indicating the price from 18.8 to 15.8. A man marked THE MOTORIST expresses great astonishment as his cap flys into the air)

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"It's Hard To Keep A Fat Man Down".

(Fat man marked HIGH GASOLINE is held underwater at the side of a pier by a man marked production and saying, "I've GOT HIM". Another man marked AUTOIST and saying, "HOLD 'EM runs UP with an anchor)

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Hurra-a-a-a-a-ay!

(Man marked AUTO OWNER dances in his car as he holds the hand of a gas pump marked NOW ONLY 14.8 and saying, "GEE--BUT THAT GUY MAKES ME FEEL CHEAP (Head with dejected expression on top of pump))

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"Look What Happened To The Turtle!"

(Animated milk bottle marked MILK and piece of coal marked COAL stand on a high bluff and in astonishment look below at a turtle marked GASOLINE lying at the foot of the bluff on his back)

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"Leap Year Stunts".

(4 panels. Top left. cap: OPPORTUNITY May LEAP AWAY. Frightened man leaps away from plump sore-smitten girl on sofa. Cupid marked LEAP YEAR peers around end of sofa. Top right; cap: DELORES DEL RIO OF FILMDOME LEAPS INTO POPULARITY. A dancing girl raises a trophy marked WAMFAS TROFLY. Bottom left. cap: GASOLINE LEAPS TWO CENTS. Animated figure marked GAS stands on top of 3 boxes supported by rich man in evening clothes marked GAS COMPANIES. Facing them is man marked MOTORIST saying, "SAY--DIDJA EVER TRY LEAPING DOWN?" Bottom right. Cap: "WHEN THE CAT LEAPS AT THE BIRD" Tiger marked TIGERS leaps on bird cage marked PENNANT and saying, "HELLO STRANGER")

 
House of David [series]
Folder   13  
What About That Spot?

(Man in fedora, "Public Opinion," holds map of Michigan with black splotch labeled "House of David," saying "That soap ought to take it out" In foreground, "Ouster Soap" and washboard in pail, "Circuit Court")

Folder   13  
The Fugitive.

(KING BEN in white robe and crowned peeps through curtained window and sees man outside with "Warrant for Arrest")

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And It Shall Come to Pass.

(Eagle labeled Michigan swoops down on bearded man in Biblical dress who cringes on cliff, his crown, labeled King 'BEN', tumbling over the edge)

 
Labor, I [series]
Folder   14  
"Shop Early To Prevent This".

(Clerk at the hosiery counter is overwhelmed at clamor of late Christmas shoppers saying, "WHY DON'T YOU WAIT ON ME?" "I was here first", "I've been here an hour", "Poor child", "Say girlie, I've got to get home some time tonight")

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"Please Shop Early".

(Young woman marked THE SHOP GIRL with pencil in her hair leans on counter with a beseeching look. On the counter before her lays a book marked ORDER BOOK)

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No caption.

(Two Standing Men Confront Man in A Swivel Chair. Central man marked D.S.R. COMMISSION says to man on right "You and I don't need his help". Man on right marked Mayor Smith saying, "We certainly do need all the help possible" Man on left in swivel chair marked CITY COUNCIL ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE hold a large quill pen marked THE OK PEN FOR DSR CONTRACTS)

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"Where Will He Get Off".

(Well-dressed man marked STREET RAILWAY COMMISSION carrying a satchel marked INCREASED WAGE DISCUSSION faces a street car conductor marked D.S.R. PLATFORM MEN saying, "Arbitration Avenue! Do you want to get off her, sir?")

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Write Clearly And Help Him.

(Postal clerk marked P.O. EMPLOYEE hunches over a desk loaded with mail and peers through a magnifying glass at a letter marked A CARELESSLY WRITTEN ADDRESS. A wall clock is marked OVER TIME)

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"Mayor Restores Peace".

(A tall handsome man marked Mayor Smith is in the center reconciling a D.S.R employee marked PLATFORM MEN and a business man marked D.S.R. COMMISSION)

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"Waiting For Results".

(A policeman sits on a camp stool in front of double doors from which a loud discussion emanates saying, "Car," "fastest", "Lincoln", "Yes!", "race?", "we won injunction", "I am--am I", "Cadillac no contest", "Lincoln fastest", "Yes", "They'll have no contract!", "Who?", "Because Cadillac lowest bid")

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"Now if Mayor Smith Was Like THIS His Political Enemies Would Have Had Something To Kick About".

(A humble man, hat in hand, saying "Mr. Mayor--would you help me to get a job on the D.S.R.?", approaches a tough coarse man sitting at a desk with clenched fist in the air saying, "No!--Git out!--freeze and starve--for all I care")

Folder   14  
Debt.

(A large prosperous man marked FACTORY EMPLOYEE is protected from the rain of debt by an umbrella marked DECENT LIVING WAGE. Walking beside him exposed to the rain is a lean man carrying a heavy bag marked POSTAL EMPLOYEE)

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"Threatening".

(Man marked CADILLAC looks out from his balcony at a threatening thunderstorm. He says, "I hope it doesn't rain!" The storm clouds are marked D.S.R. STRIKE)

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The Destructive Twins.

(Man in business suit marked D.S.R. EMPLOYEES deplores the destruction of a monument in pieces at his feet reading DETROIT'S ARBITRATION PLEDGE. At one side twins with wings marked SCHRAM and MARTIN laugh saying, "Har'. Har! Har! Har! Har! Har! A hammer is beside them)

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Special Delivery.

(Mature man in Senate in swivel chair and holding paper on his desk reading November session 1924 receives from messenger marked Detroit a special delivery. Large scroll marked to the Senate, Washington, D.C. POSTAL RAISE)

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The Showdown.

(Old man sitting on chair marked CONGRESS sits between an animated bill marked EDGE-KELLY BILL holding a suitcase marked INCREASED PAY FOR POSTAL EMPLOYEES and an aged tramp with a stick over his shoulder holding a bag marked POSTAL CALAMITY)

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A Heavy Load For What He Gets.

(Postman with a huge pack marked REQUIREMENTS OF U.S. MAIL EMPLOYEES filled with scrolls marked CLERICALLY SYSTEMATIC, VERSITILE, GEOGRAPHER, RELIABLY ENDORSED, ENCYCLOPEDIC MIND, KNOWLEDGE of P.O. SYSTEM, GOOD HEALTH, X-RAY INSTINCT,PHYSICAL FITNESS,BONDAGE, TENTATIVE MEMORY, ACCURATE MEMORY, CITIZENSHIP, CORRECT WEIGHT, UNQUESTIONABLE CHARACTER on his back and holding out his hand containing a coin marked HIS PAY climbs a mountain with rocks marked DEBT, POOR LODGING, UNPLEASANT SURROUNDINGS, SICKNESS, MORE DEBT and a serpent marked TEMPTATION)

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Why Not Throw Him the Life Preserver?

(Man dressed as Uncle Sam saying, "Yep--! EVERYTIME I SEE ONE OF 'EM GO DOWN, IT MAKES ME FEEL SO SAD" carries a life preserver marked EDGE-KELLY BILL FOR POSTAL WAGE INCREASE stands on the bank of water marked DANGEROUS SWAMP and DEBT in which a man marked POSTAL EMPLOYEE is sinking. From the opposite bank Cadillac shouts "HEY--MISTER CAN'T YOU SEE HE NEEDS HELP?")

 
Labor, II [series]
Folder   15  
Balance The Scale.

(Colonial man marked CADILLAC examines a scale marked LIVING WAGE with arrow pointing to UNDER PAID. The light side of the balance holds a small bag of money marked PRESENT SALARY. The heavy side of the balance hold uniformed miniature man marked DETROIT POLICE DEPT)

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No caption.

(Colonial man marked CADILLAC beats drum marked EDGE-KELLY BILL emitting loud noise marked INCREASE PAY FOR POSTAL EMPLOYEES)

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Give Him a Bigger Weapon.

(Man marked POSTAL EMPLOYEE raises small branch marked HIS LITTLE SALARY to fight off 3 wolves marked HIGH PRICES, DEBT, SICKNESS at the same time shielding a woman and child marked FAMILY EXISTENCE)

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On The Brink.

(Uniformed man marked EMPLOYE stands on the end of a plank protruding over abyss marked oblivion. On the end of the plank is a sack marked Detroit postal service. Coming to the rescue is an animated bill marked EDGE-KELLY BILL saying No--NO--DON'T LEAVE, I'LL BRING IT TO YOU and holding out a money bag marked A DECENT LIVING)

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Tell It To Her Today.

(Stylish woman marked THE BALLOT encounters man marked TAX PAYER who carries a brief case marked MATTERS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE)

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Pull Back That Curtain!

(Uniformed man marked D.S.R. EMPLOYEE saying, "BUT WHO ARE MY ACCUSERS?" stands on a carpet holding a letter reading DISCHARGED WITHOUT A HEARING. From a large curtain marked SECRECY at the side a hand protrudes marked SHY D.S.R. SYSTEM)

Folder   15  
Setting A Good Example.

(Large man with coal bucket marked KING ANTHRACITE for a hat saying, "Oh WELL! MAYBE I'LL GET THE SMALLER FELLOW. Holds a large shovel marked COAL STRIKE. Short plump prosperous man marked DETROITS BIG INDUSTRIES saying, ""Har!--Har!!--Har!!!--walks by carrying a full bucket of coal marked winter coal supply. In the distance a small house marked COAL DEALER flies a flag reading "BUY NOW BEFORE PRICE JUMPS HIGHER")

Folder   15  
Getting Together?

(Tall angry man marked D.S.R. COMMISSION saying, "I'll APPEAL" is back to back with short smiling man marked D.S.R. PLATFORM MEN reading a paper reading ARBITRATION IS ORDERED BY THE COURT)

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Look Out Dad!

(Man marked CADILLAC is trying to balance on skates. One marked D.S.R. COMMISSION, the other marked PLATFORM MEN is being pulled from under him by a hook marked SCHRAM)

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Trying To Hit It.

(Golfer marked SCHRAM swings large club marked INSURANCE trying to hit ball marked UNION)

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Out Of Order.

(Man marked ACTING MAYOR JOHN C. LODGE, leans out of elevator marked MUNICIPAL SALARY ELEVATOR saying, "NO! -- DON'T GET EXCITED -- IT'S NOT RUNNING TODAY" to small man marked CITY EMPLOYEE running to get on saying, "GOING UP?" and carrying a book reading request for increased salary)

Folder   15  
The Edge-Kelly Bill Would Prevent This.

(Man dressed as Uncle Sam points to building in rear marked POST OFFICE and approaches young man who says, "SORRY UNCLE BUT IT'S NOT THROUGH CHOICE". He points to a bill-board marked FACTORY JOBS OPEN--GOOD PAY with a hand pointing the other way)

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Her Santa Claus.

(Man dressed as Santa Claus marked MR. EARLY SHOPPER presents 4 boxes marked REST, HEALTH, CONTENTMENT, EFFICIENCY with a card reading TO THE 'SALES GIRLS' WISHING THEM A MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MR. EARLY SHOPPER to a young lady behind the counter marked sales girl)

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Give Her A Christmas, Too.

(Sequence of 6 panels involving man dressed as Santa marked CHRISTMAS SPIRIT, young woman marked SHOP GIRL and business man. Shop girl asks Christmas spirit to get business to influence people to shop early)

 
Legislation and Proposals [series]
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No caption.

(Dad Cadillac is poised to put large bundle marked "Edge-Kelly Bill/ o.k. with me" on train marked CONGRESSIONAL LIMITED Special, approaching on right)

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[Almost Erased] Doing His Christmas Chopping.

(Large spruce (CONSTITUTION OF MICHIGAN) right, being attacked with axe by little old dwarf (OBSTRUCTIONIST LEGISLATURE))

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Put 'em to the Test.

(Large man (GAMBLER) with tattered cigar right, takes confident stance with hands in pocket. At left, animated legislative bill (VOORHIES-BAHORSKI ANTI-GAMBLING LAW) stands trembling on stack of papers. Verso: sketch for gambler)

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Humpty-Dumpty.

(Animated broken egg (VOORHIES-BEHORSKI FAKE ANTI-GAMBLING LAW) lands at foot of wall (CONSTITUTIONAL WALL))

Folder   16  
A Poor Bridge.

(Broken bridge (VOORHIES-BAHORSKI LAW) between cliffs. At left a policeman, a man in black and a man in white (PROSECUTOR) point to it; at right a building (GAMBLING DEN) is marked WIDE OPEN)

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Nailing it to the Mast.

(Man with hammer (MICHIGAN 14AGE EARNER) climbs mast and nails up flag ("Petition for the downward revision of federal tax on earned incomes") over gable of building (U.S. SENATE))

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The Best HOME-RUNNER of all.

(Bearded old man (PEANUT POLITICIAN) wearing stove pipe hat and carrying umbrella and satchel (MICH. LEGISLATURE) studies above earth (MICHIGAN) from LANSING to HOME)

Folder   16  
Going!-Going!!-GONE!!!

(Fat man with top hat flying (AUCTION FAKER) being kicked over cliff (THE ONE MILE CIRCUIT) by large boat (CITY ORDINANCE AMENDMENT) on the end of leg of man (COUNCIL) on steps of building in left background (DETROIT)

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The Musical Critic.

(Violin (SUMMER SYMPHONY) attacked by boy (COUNCILMAN CALLAHAN wielding ax as Dad Cadillac approaches, hands in air)

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Overbalanced Scales.

(DETROIT ADMINISTRATION) with man (TAX PAYER) on right side over-balanced on left by large bag labeled BOND ISSUES. At center space, man (MAYOR Lodge) with sword and cigar looks at bag saying, "This must be cut")

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Which Will Help the Farmer?

(See editorial) Help!, yells man in shirtsleeves (FARMER) sinking in quicksand (LOW FARM PRICES) between two banks. On bank at right fat man (CONGRESSMAN HAUGEN) in 10-gallon hat with cigar hands him sign reading SUBSIDY. On left hook is extended from truck (COOPERATIVE MARKETING) manned by two men labeled CONGRESSMAN CURTIS and CONGRESSMAN ASWELL)

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The Thinker.

(Sweating, bespectacled man (VOTER) sits on stool reading large BALLOT with issues, "Shall Woodward Avenue be Widened?"...etc)

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His Duty.

(Large fence (VETO) right, halts horse (GAS AWARD) and jockey (COUNCIL) center, as Dad Cadillac, lower left says, "Come on Young fello--YOU'RE the only one that can.")

Folder   16  
Guilty or Not Guilty.

(Man (Jeffries) presents man with hand to throat (VOORHIES-BAHORSKI "ANTI-GAMBLING" LAW) shackled with chains marked UNCONSTITUTIONAL to judge of State Supreme Court)

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No caption.

(Man seated on platform (OPPOSITION IN CONGRESS) listens thru ear trumpet marked ?TIETH SESSION as animated legislative bill (EDGE KELLY BILL) shouts "I said--what about the Postal Raise?" At lower left a mailman pushes him forward, saying, "Don't let 'em kid ya, Bill, He ain't deaf")

Folder   16  
Representatives of the People.

(Irate man (STATE LEGISLATURE) stomps on torn paper (CONSTITUTION OF MICHIGAN) saying, "No matter what the constitution of Michigan says, Wayne County 'Shall not pass'!")

Folder   16  
The Stranglers.

(Animated legislative bill (GAS AWARD) strangled with rope pulled by man on right (MARTIN) and left (KELLY))

 
Milk Prices [series]
Folder   17  
No caption.

(Man in a tuxedo marked MILK COMBINE and carrying a large milk can on his back is climbing a ladder the rungs of which are labeled from the bottom 10¢ QUART, 11¢ QUART, 12¢ QUART, 13¢ QUART, 14¢ QUART, 15¢ QUART and going on up to the clouds marked THE LIMIT. From the foot of the ladder a woman marked COMMITTEE holding a paper marked MILK PROBE says, "JUST A MOMENT PLEASE")

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Women Tackle Milk Problem.

(Statuesque women marked LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS using a bottle marked MILK PROBE as a club saying, "COME OUT HERE" to man in tuxedo marked MILK COMBINE cringing behind a large circle marked ONE CENT, MILK RAISE)

Folder   17  
But How About Milk?

(Campaign orator marked GROESBECK on podium before crowd saying, "AND THEREFOR I INTEND TO USE THE MOST DRASTIC MEASURE TO EXTERMINATE ANY CEMENT TRUST or COMBINE THAT May EXIST OR May TRY TO EXIS--er-r-ah-!" is distracted by 3 women marked GRAND RAPIDS/ DETROIT/ FLINT behind him who hold up bottle marked HIGH PRICE MILK)

Folder   17  
Will It Come Down?

(Two men marked STATE CREAMERY in the basket below a balloon marked MILK CONDITION cut the balloon marked 15¢ QUART loose)

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The Only Way.

(Plump prosperous man marked MILK COMPANIES saying, WELL-GRAB HOLD OF THIS throws a rope marked COURTESY over a wall marked INVESTIGATION WALL to man below holding umbrella marked MUNICIPAL BUREAU OF MARKETS saying, "I CAN'T GET UP THERE ON THAT BOOK indicating a book at the foot of the wall marked CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DETROIT)

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What's Coming-To Him.

(Man marked MILK COMBINE dressed in a tuxedo and sitting on the floor is hit forcefully on the head by a milk bottle marked 10 CENT MILK)

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Giving Until It Hurts.

(Plump prosperous man marked milk distributor sits with a mask on holding out a cup marked THE 1 RAISE in one hand and a club marked STARVATION in the other saying, GAWD--BLESS YA when a poor woman with a baby drops a coin into the cup. A boy restrains a dog marked public opinion from attacking)

 
Miscellaneous I [series]
Folder   18  
No caption. Dated on back: January 21, 1926

(Two surveyors scan harbor and skyline of city, reflection of which rises in sky above)

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No caption.

(Girl with telephone, seated at dressing table)

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No caption.

(Woman wearing hat, seated looking to left)

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No caption.

(2 scenes: Top: Theatre usher at end of row of stubborn people saying, "Won't you please allow a gentleman to get to his seat?" Below: Flapper at prescription counter astounds pharmacist and onlooker saying, "Oh--I'm all right 'Men Tholly'")

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The Rising Tide.

(Man labeled Optimism clings to spot atop post marked Detroit 1924 as it is swept by wave of PROSPERITY)

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Why Wait for the Library's Edition When---.

(Top panel: reader walks away with book "Life of Christ by Capini" as library patrons wait. Bottom panel: Man seated in arm chair with lamp reading above work in Detroit TIMES)

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Mrs. Thrift Has No Patience With THIS Mollycoddle.

(Housewife with broom (Mrs. Thrift) confronts animated U.S. Dollar in easy chair saying, "See here Mr. Dollar--you get right out to work INSTANTLY.")

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No caption.

(Cowboy (Rickard) on horse ropes steer marked HALF MILLION DOLLARS)

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No caption.

(Woman seen from below washing window standing on breaking ladder. Laughing boy at left says, "Ma says this is the last time she'll wash windows" Man at basement window, lower right, says, "Can I help you Mrs. Kennedy?")

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Stenog says, Every Business Man is Nothing but a Big Boy at Heart.

(Man in boy clothes sits on desk banging fist as stenographer, left, extends chocolate)

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The First to Help.

(Dad Cadillac on back pulls from water a log marked OPPOSING ELEMENTS, DIFFICULTIES, PROBLEMS, waving across to OTHER GREAT LAKE CITIES AND saying, "C'mon boys and get rid of this thing first")

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The Nation Mourns.

(Uncle Sam places laurel wreath on flag-draped bier marked Our President)

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Cadillac's Tribute.

(Dad Cadillac kneels before President Harding, right)

Folder   18  
When This Bird Squawks. Dated on back: November 2, 1927

(Parrot, marked gossip squawks as young woman marked Detroit covers her ears in flight.)

Folder   18  
Won't You Come In?

(Dad Cadillac on steps marked Detroit 1701 extends Key to the City to diplomat (Lloyd George))

 
Miscellaneous II [series]
Folder   19  
With Malice Toward None.

(Specter of Abraham Lincoln looks on as MAYOR SMITH (at table) offers laurel branch labeled INTERRACIAL COMMITTEE to men marked NEGRO RACE and WHITE RACE)

Folder   19  
Sportsmanship?

(2 panels. top: Man in coon-skin cap with gun offers bucket marked HUMANITY to buffalo labeled THE TAME BUFFALOS ON ANTELOPE ISLAND. Below: He stands with foot on dead buffalo with smoking gun, humanity discarded saying, "It takes ME to bring 'em down")

Folder   19  
When the Laugh is On The Gunman.

(Thug drops gun in astonishment as he is confronted by man/ checkbook with large pen labeled "Pay by check" Below is City (of Detroit?)

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No caption.

(Miss Detroit snubs stout man (BIG 4 BLOC) who raises hat to her, saying "I wonder what's the MATTER with me?"))

Folder   19  
No caption.

(Dad Cadillac is standing on a ladder to nail up a banner reading, WELCOME REALTORS over a front entrance marked CITY OF DETROIT)

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No Place To Sleep.

(Man marked Mayor Jezewski carries a bed marked SLEEPING ACCOMODATIONS and saying "nothin' doin'" to a man in a uniform marked 50 STATE TROOPERS. All over a miniature city flying a banner marked HAMTRAMCK)

Folder   19  
Growing Pains.

(Large boy marked DETROIT dressed in outgrown clothes emerges from a small building marked HOUSING SITUATION. In front of him is a small man marked BUILDER saying, "By GOLLY!!! THAT BOY'S GROWIN' TOO FAST FOR ME)

Folder   19  
Can He Do It?

(Man marked RENTER is confronted by seven signs one above the other reading HIGH RENT RECORD ... NORMAL RENT)

Folder   19  
A Wonderful Chest Expansion.

(Large man marked DETROIT with a large chest marked SAVINGS ACCOUNT is having his chest measured by a tape marked RESEARCH DEPARTMENT. The tape is held by a small man marked DETROIT REAL ESTATE BOARD saying "AND ALL IN THREE MONTHS--SOME CHEST" Arched above the head of the large man are the words, "Nearly five-million dollar increase")

Folder   19  
All Join in the Chorus.

(Man in a tuxedo marked J. Smith wields a baton in front of music reading a SPRING SONG by MAYOR SMITH "We want the Detroit symphony orchestra this summer at Belle Isle")

Folder   19  
His contribution.

(Small boy carries a large bag Marked $ FROM THE DETROIT NEWSBOYS ASSOCIATION to THE SHELL ON BELLE ISLE)

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An Untimely Delivery.

(Ice man marked COMMON COUNCIL brings huge chunk of ice marked CIVIC CENTER PROPOSAL to man marked TAX PAYER saying, "I WISH I HAD ROOM FOR IT" and opening his ice box which is filled with a chunk of ice marked PRESENT TAXATION)

Folder   19  
C'mon Over!

(Large figure marked DAD CADILLAC welcomes crowd of people to Belle Isle. Crowd carries banners marked BELLE ISLE August 4)

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No caption.

(Young woman marked CADILLAC OPERATOR with papers marked TRANSFER TO OTHER EXCHANGES waves at large telephone marked OTTO MATTIC and smaller man saying, "Well--I'll be switched")

Folder   19  
A Question of Insanity.

(Large black-clad man marked THOUSANDS OF ELIGIBLE PATIENTS points to door of INSANE WARD saying, "And you expect me to get in there?" Pointing guard at lower left is labeled MICHIGAN)

Folder   19  
Then What Happened (pencil sketch).

(Seated man approached by large dog. Bottle at left marked ARNICA. Verso: Wash sketch of Uncle Sam wearing a barrel)

Folder   19  
'CLOSE-UP' in Astronomy.

(Man marked Detroit Motion Picture Co. knocked off his feet by HARLAN COMET sees stars reading SALARY as motion picture camera falls to ground near sign reading Grosse Pointe)

 
Murphy, Frank [series]
Folder   20  
Protecting the "Poor, Ignorant and Fearful".

(Judge Murphy opens the door to recorder's court with book under his arm reading PLANS FOR A BONDING BUREAU RECORDERS COURT. Small bystander marked CROOKED BONDSMAN saying, "IF HE PUTS THAT OVER, HE'LL JUST RUIN ME--")

Folder   20  
Judge Murphy Keeps His Promise.

(With a large broom Judge Murphy sweeps from Recorders Court a man marked PROFESSIONAL BONDSMEN. Prosperous by-stander marked SUPREME COURT saying, THAT'S OK WITH ME FRANK)

Folder   20  
To Simplify Our Traffic Problems.

(The large hand of Judge Frank Murphy supports the desk of Traffic Court behind which sets blind justice)

Folder   20  
Throwing The Smoke Screen.

(Man marked Judge Murphy is reading a newspaper reading "GRAND JURY REPORT EXPRESSING GRAFT AND INEFFICIENCY". Below him a man marked Boss Booth Detroit News and saying chicken feed politics while holding a burning newspaper reading Detroit News. With the newspaper he is lighting a row of fire crackers marked PROPAGANDA. The firecrackers are creating a smoke screen around Murphy)

Folder   20  
No caption.

(Man dressed in workmen's boots and shirtsleeves (resembling Frank Murphy but heavier) stands on rug on which he appears to have slid over shiny surface into a room and tosses his hat before him. His collar, the rug and the curtains in the doorway still are disturbed by the movement, and on the floor lies a large pair of tongs for ice or coal. In the doorway at left stands a bewildered man, formally clad, holding onto the curtain)

 
Politics and Politicians [series]
Folder   21  
No caption.

(Small stout man with large head and silk hat (BOWLES) says, "No!--I Quit" as 2 dignified men labeled CIRCUIT COURT and ELECTION COMMISSION point to him saying, "You're Licked!")

Folder   21  
No caption.

(Henry Ford, center, presents cake labeled "I won't run for President" in icing to donkey (DEMOCRATS) who says, "I like the icing" and elephant (REPUBLICANS) who says, "Me too")

Folder   21  
No caption.

(On top of bus marked the MARTIN-MAYO-ralty Bus, man labeled Martin, with hands outstretched, says, "I'm the only one can ride on this 'til after ELECTION DAY" to crowd below)

Folder   21  
No caption.

(Dad Cadillac stands before empty chair labeled MAYOR's Chair and shakes hand of man labeled DOREMUS. Cadillac holds letter reading, "Dear Dad, I herewith tender my Resignation". Respectfully, Frank E. Doremus, Mayor")

Folder   21  
No caption.

(Man labeled Groesbeck standing on plank labeled STATE FAIR BOARD snaps his fingers and says, "That for YOU" to man labeled Haggerty whom he has just pushed off into water below labeled POLITICS. The latter says, "I'll get even". Verso: sketch for Groesbeck)

Folder   21  
Judge Them By Their Records.

(Two panels. Above: Formally dressed man labeled Post-master Smith smilingly listens to music ("Co-operation", "Respect", "Efficiency", "All is Peace and Harmony" issuing from turreted building labeled POST OFFICE. Below: Agitated man labeled ACTING-MAYOR MARTIN shouts, "You're fired!!" and points to building labeled City Hall from which emerge shouts of "Ouch" "Don't" "I Quit" "You're Another" and Who Is?")

Folder   21  
No caption.

(Girl labeled Miss Detroit leans over balcony of CITY HALL saying, "Isn't he wonderful"" as six men in tophats serenade and small dog below howls. Men are labeled Brown, Inches, Doremus, O'Brien, Owens, and Wood)

Folder   21  
Johnny Smith's Gang

(Crowd with banners reading "Smith for Mayor," "Give us Smith," etc., with the Post Office beyond at left. (See ITLI, in "Prohibition" folder))

(photocopy of pencil sketch on verso of ITLI drawing)
Folder   21  
That Dangerous Gal.

(Woman in Becky Sharpe costume, labeled MISS POLITICS smiles from under her bonnet and parasol in front of HAMTRAMCK POLICE DEPT. where boat marked Bootleg Lieutenant kicks out 2 POLICEMEN marked Kohn and [deleted:] Mickley. Kohn is saying, "There she is now, [deleted:] Mickley". The other [Mickley] says, "Yes, Kohn I blame HER for all this" Verso: Pencil sketch for another version)

Folder   21  
Vote For Women!

(Woman with book labeled WHY WOMEN SHOULD... waits as man in bow-tie ("MR. VOTER") taps fat man labeled POLITICS on shoulder as he sits in chair marked LEGISLATURE. Mr. Voter says, "Please get up and let the lady sit there")

Folder   21  
Something New.

(Elderly woman marked MOTHER MICHIGAN tries on a large hat marked CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT in front of a full length mirror. Another hat marked GROESBECK ONE-MAN RULE lies on the floor)

 
Press [series]
Folder   22  
"Out of Ammunition".

(Animated newspaper marked DETROIT FREE PRESS holding a flag marked truce says, "Hey fellows!--stop the war, I'm all out o'mud" At the newspapers feet are empty buckets of mud labeled "SPECIAL FOR THE 'GANG'", SPECIAL FOR DOREMUS, SPECIAL FOR SMITH, SPECIAL FOR CONGRESS, SPECIAL FOR M.O)

Folder   22  
"The Little Epicurean".

(Animated newspaper marked Detroit Times holding a huge scissors in one arm says, "HOW'LL YA HAVE YOUR COMICS SON?" as he proffers a paper marked Bill O'Fare Sunday to a small boy seated at a table saying SCRAMBLED)

Folder   22  
"Admitted at Last!".

(Large billboard reading, "THE NEWS FINDS THE MAYOR IS CORRECT AND THE NEWS IN ERROR.." is being posted up. At one side Dad Cadillac (?) smiles)

 
Prohibition I [series]
Folder   23  
The Optimist.

(In a dark rainstorm, "Present Liquor Conditions," an old woman, "Aunty Salloon League" wearing a sunbonnet sits on a barrel holding an umbrella, "Convention" Before her a sheet, "Detroit" hangs on a clothesline over a clothes basket)

Folder   23  
Too Big For Them.

(Large lower leg and foot in high laced shoe, "The Bootlegger," is swung onto by a small Federal Officer followed by a running Sheriff's deputy and "City Police")

Folder   23  
The Intruder.

("Lapity", a man sprawled in a chair beside table, "Prosecutor's office" is surrounded by scattered papers carrying complaints about blind pigs)

Folder   23  
Bottling Up.

(Large wine bottle marked DETROIT RIVER FRONT encases a man marked rum runner. The bottle cork marked BLOCKADE is being hammered in by a man marked STATE POLICE with a hammer marked campaign)

Folder   23  
Who's Afraid O'dry Agents?

(Man in armor stands in his ironplated boat fishing. Bullets whizz by. Underwater one fish saying, "PAPA WHAT IS THAT STRANGE CREATURE UP THERE?" Other fish replies, "THAT'S NO STRANGER. HE'S JUST ONE OF THE OLD TIMERS WITH HIS NEW MODEL SUIT ON")

Folder   23  
The New Disguise.

(Panel 1. Uniformed man saying, "Gimme a quart" walks into store. Clerk says, "Gimme $5.50; Panel 2. Four plainclothes men saying, "GET YOUR COAT ON" walk into store. Clerk says, "I THOUGHT THAT GUY WITH THE QUART WAS A COP"; Panel 3. Patrol car whizzes past with caption "AND HE WAS")

Folder   23  
Expelled.

(Animated school house saying, "YOU KEEP AWAY FROM ME" kicks a pig marked BLIND PIG in the air)

Folder   23  
A New Trick With An Old Hat.

(Uncle Sam tries with his hat marked 'CONTEMPT OF COURT' CHARGE tries to catch a pig marked blind pig)

Folder   23  
No caption.

(Old women marked AUNTY SALOON LEAGUE saying, "Demy--!! LET GO OF THAT THING AT ONCE" clutches a small boy marked MICHIGAN DEMOCRAT DELEGATE saying, "NO!--I DO'N WANTA--! who in turn clutches the rope of his toy pig marked NEW YORK HOSPITALITY)

Folder   23  
It Can't Be Done?

(Man saying, "Say--YOU CAN'T MAKE ME RIDE IN THIS WAGON POR TAKING A DRINK IN A CABARET" is pushed by a policeman into a van marked DETROIT POLICE PATROL)

Folder   23  
No Use For A Gun.

(Uncle Sam sitting at desk is confronted by man marked SHOOT-TO-KILL POLICY in one hand and paper reading "I QUIT" SIGNED LOUIS JACQUES DRY AGENT U.S.A)

Folder   23  
The New Law.

(Policeman saying, "BEFORE-I USED TO BRING IT OUT ON THE INSIDE--BUT NOW, I HAVE TO BRING IT IN ON THE OUTSIDE" stands in front of a bar pouring liquid into a hot water bottle marked EVIDENCE CONTAINER)

Folder   23  
The Break.

(CROUL'S ORDERS severs a rope saying, "PRESENT SHABITS" that upsets man marked POLICE DEPT. and a pig marked BLIND PIG)

Folder   23  
"Clumsy!".

(Young woman marked VACATION pulls her scarf marked FREEDOM OF THE DETROIT RIVER which is being trampled by man marked BORDER PATROL DRY AGENT who is scolding and shaking a small man marked rum runner)

Folder   23  
Here's Lookin' Atcha!

(Man in Windsor proffers a mug of 4.4% beer to a man marked the THIRSTY ONE in Detroit)

Folder   23  
Weather Forecast. Severe Storm Coming.

(A pig marked THOUSANDS OF BLIND PIGS is supported by a well dressed man marked NEAR BEER LANDLORDS is fed from a bottle marked HOOTCH which is held by a hand marked SOURCE OF SUPPLY

Folder   23  
No caption.

(Policeman at call box holds by the arm a drunk with body a Moonshine bottle, saying "Send the wagon")

Folder   23  
Coming Home.

(Man falling out of the sky to Michigan hold's a suitcase in one hand marked 5% BEER JAS. COUZENS DETROIT, in the other a suitcase marked DATA ON PROHIBITION ISSUE)

Folder   23  
Yes We Have No Beer Today.

(Man marked DRYS and saying, "HOW DO YOU KNOW HE IS THIRSTY" confronts man marked COUZENS saying, "HOW DO YOU KNOW HE ISN'T THIRSTY" who hold the reins of a horse marked MICHIGAN. In the left hand corner is a spigot marked UP TO 5% padlocked by lock of VOLSTEAD ACT)

Folder   23  
No caption.

(Large cat marked INVESTIGATION looks at large cheese marked CONFISCATED LIQUOR STOREHOUSE which is being nibbled by a rat marked STATE DRY LAW VIOLATOR)

Folder   24  
The Broken Melody.

(Officer marked HAMTRAMCK POLICE sings, "But naught is the man who the moonshine drinks compared to the man who makes it" on stage marked VENICE CAFE. Backstage a man wields a large crook marked "PROBE". Man in audience is marked HAMTRAMCK COUNCIL saying, "GET THE HOOK")

Folder   24  
Dangerous Waters.

(A boat marked CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS and flying a flag marked PLEASURE CRAFT is headed for some rocks marked FEDERAL RUM SEARCHERS)

Folder   24  
"If They 'Faw' Out--Twill GO Boom!"

(Two men one marked RUM RUNNER saying I AIN'T AFRAID O' YOU, the other marked DRY AGENT saying, "and I Ain't fraid O'You" sit opposite sides of a barrel marked INTERNATIONAL GUN POWDER. Around the barrel are boxes of explosives marked T.N.T., DYNAMITE, NITROGLYCERINE, Gun Powder, Dynamite)

Folder   24  
Gift Suggestions For Dry Enforcement Officers.

(On a stand lays a book reading "WHERE, WHEN AND HOW TO USE A GUN BY X. PURTS" with a gift car attached reading WISHING YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS from The Duck Hunters)

Folder   24  
Will He "Follow the Swallow"?

(Man marked THE THIRSTY ONE stands on dock marked CITY OF DETROIT and gazes across the river at Windsor where a man is drinking from a bottle marked BEER 4-4)

Folder   24  
Balanced?

(Uncle Sam holds a scale on one side of which dangles a large bottle marked $1258.00 WORTH of BOOZE. On the other side a man marked BOOTLEGGER)

Folder   24  
No caption.

(Large letters ITLI. Small men in various positions are interfaced. One leans against the I thinking, one hoists a large mug of beer)

 
Public Health and Safety [series]
Folder   25  
"Stepping On It", or--How NOT to Enjoy the 4th.

(Four panels illustrate the hazards of stepping on "The 'Dud' firecracker" (bandaged foot and head); "The broken bottle"; the gas "The 'Speed' Maniacs"; and the edge of a canoe "The Inexperienced Canoeist")

Folder   25  
A Warning.

(Man labeled BOARD OF HEALTH in rowboat nails up sign reading, "Dangerous to bathe here" as two swimmers watch from pier labeled BELLE ISLE BEACH)

Folder   25  
A Sure Way To Drive It Out.

(Man in tophat (BOARD OF HEALTH) holding hypodermic needle labeled VACCINATION chases small, draped bird-like figure of Small Pox from the soil of MICHIGAN)

Folder   25  
Something To Think About.

(Little old man in bow tie labeled COMMON COUNCIL, saying, "Now it's up to you" hold up, before man in chair labeled MR. VOTER, placard reading, "If you want a cleaner city vote for the ANTI-SMOKE BUREAU on April 6, 1925..")

Folder   25  
Get On The Job, Dad!

(Dad Cadillac with rake, shovel and bucket labeled CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGN stands in garbage-filled area labeled DETROIT ALLEYS. The air is filled with "Disease", "Pestilence" and "Plague")

Folder   25  
The Emergency Call.

(Dad Cadillac, up to his chest in garbage in "DETROIT ALLEYS" calls for help. Above him a broken bridge labeled "THE 1923 BUDGET")

Folder   25  
No caption.

(Man marked BOARD OF HEALTH carrying a hammer and tool chest looks back at a dog marked RABIES, the door to whose house he has boarded up with boards labeled CITY ORDINANCE)

Folder   25  
Vote Yes and Kill This Menace.

(Large monster made of smoke and marked SMOKE NUISANCE is astride of the city of DETROIT)

Folder   25  
Warning.

(Man marked DETROIT BOARD OF HEALTH says, "BOIL YOUR DRINKING WATER FIRST", points to a sign reading DANGER, city FILTERING PLANT BEING REPAIRED)

Folder   25  
The Pest.

(Woman labeled HOUSEWIFE says, "I BET YOU'LL MOVE 'ON' WHEN THAT OFFICER COMES", pointing to an animated bill marked SMOKE ORDINANCE carrying a large club. Large monster made of smoke marked SMOKE NUISANCE looks down at her)

Folder   25  
The Way To Get Rid Of Him.

(A doctor marked DETROIT BOARD OF HEALTH spears a monster marked DIPHTHERIA GERM with a spray gun marked ANTITOXIN)

Folder   25  
Getting Together.

(Three well-dressed men marked RAILROADS, APARTMENT BUILDINGS, INDUSTRY sit smoking and filling the air marked SMOKE NUISANCE. Dad Cadillac looks on saying, "I KNOW YOU BOYS WILL HELP TO KEEP MY HOUSE CLEAN AND HEALTHY")

Folder   25  
What The Doctor Ordered.

(Large man marked BOARD OF HEALTH saying, "YOU'LL HAVE TO GO TO HIM", denies children's entrance at the school door, and points to a man marked WAYNE COUNTY MEDICAL ASS'N holding a sign reading MY FEE $3.00. There is a sign in lower left hand corner of the picture reading DIPHTHERIA EPIDEMIC)

Folder   25  
Recommended By The Board Of Health.

(Man marked ALL OF US carrying a pick ax and spade marked FOR DRAINING CESSPOOLS in one hand and a can marked KEROSENE OIL, POUR INTO POOLS in the other runs toward a pool marked BREEDING POOL where a large fly with two suitcases marked LARVA is wading)

Folder   25  
Well! What Are We Going To Do About It.

(Large old man whose body is a roll of papers marked sewage disposal leans against a building marked CITY OF DETROIT. In lower right hand corner is a small looking concerned and marked TAXPAYER)

Folder   25  
Get Into Your War Togs.

(Man marked Detroit approaches a suit of armor marked BOARD OF HEALTH ADVICE with its sword marked ANTI-MOSQUITO CAMPAIGN. Hovering above is a large mosquito marked DISEASE, THIRD INVASION)

Folder   25  
Sentenced To Exile.

(Smoke clouds in the shape of a man marked SMOKE NUISANCE are confronted with a sign reading GET OUT! AND STAY OUT!! After October 23rd held by personified bill marked ANTI-SMOKE ORDINANCE with a club marked ENFORCEMENT. Down below is the city of DETROIT)

Folder   25  
Indispensable.

(Young woman with a large hat marked ANTI-SMOKE ORDINANCE and a suitcase marked CONTAINS: CLEANLINESS, HEALTH AND COMFORT approaches doors marked COMMON COUNCIL. She is greeted by a small man marked property owner saying GEE AUNT--I'M SO GLAD YOU'VE COME--WE WILL CERTAINLY NEED YOUR HELP THIS WINTER))

Folder   25  
Stalled.

(Boat marked RIVER PURIFIER holds a large crane with a scoop shovel marked INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT, 1914. This is covered with cobwebs and floating in the water marked DETROIT RIVER near a dock marked DETROIT)

Folder   25  
What Your 'Christmas-Seal' Dollar Can Do.

(Series of 9 panels illustrating that Christmas Seal funds rescue the man afflicted with Tuberculosis, restore his health in Detroit Tuberculosis Sanatorium, and strengthens him to work on the "After-Cure-Farm," where he is shown slopping pigs)

Folder   25  
Screens Vs.-Tanks.

(2 panels 1) Five men are scrambling to catch a football marked SEWAGE DISPOSAL PLAN. Two men marked SCREEN SALESMAN AND PROMOTER look on. 2) But In The Meantime. Many little monsters marked GERM and saying, "C'MON UP AN SEE THE GAME", "NO HURRY IT WILL LAST ANOTHER TEN YEARS", "HELLO-WHAT ARE YOU HERE FOR?", "DR. TYFOYD SENT ME HER FOR MY HEALTH", "THIS PLACE IS SURE A GREAT HEALTH RESORT" swim around in the water at the entrance of a large pipe marked DETROIT SEWER)

 
Reapportionment [series]
Folder   26  
The Unwelcome Child.

(Man marked DO-NOTHING LEGISLATOR leans out of building marked SPECIAL SESSION and saying, NOW TAKE THAT PEST OUT O'HERE AND DONCHA BRING 'IM BACK AGAIN while pointing at baby in a basket marked reapportionment being proffered by an arm marked WAYNE)

Folder   26  
Rough Stuff.

(Rustic man marked DO-NOTHING LEGISLATOR steps on and tears sash marked REAPPORTIONMENT of young woman marked MISS CONSTITUTION)

Folder   26  
Call Again.

(1. Man marked STATE LEGISLATURE carrying coat marked proper representation saying "WEREN'T YOU CALLING FOR SOME CLOTHES" to man marked WAYNE COUNTY in a barrel marked PRESENT REPRESENTATION saying, SURE)

Folder   26  
The Lansing Tragedy.

(Women marked STATE CONSTITUTION carrying baby marked REAPPORTIONMENT is attacked by angry man marked STATE LEGISLATURE with a dagger marked SPECIAL SESSION)

Folder   26  
Try To Get It.

(Man marked MICHIGAN LEGISLATURE carrying behind his back a pumpkin marked PROPER REPRESENTATION confronts a man marked WAYNE COUNTY who has behind his back a full sack marked state taxes)

Folder   26  
A Ring He Promised.

(Man marked GROESBECK pulls a bell marked WAYNE COUNTY APPORTIONMENT which rings out SPECIAL SESSION November)

 
Schools [series]
Folder   27  
On His Way.

(Small boy carrying a pack of 3 large books marked READIN' WRITIN' and 'RITHMETIC saying, "S'LONG PAL" to his dog marked VACATION saying, 'SEE YOU NEXT June' head up the steep road marked ADVANCEMENT to building at the end marked PUBLIC SCHOOLS)

Folder   27  
Why Can't She Sit Down.

(Huge child marked DETROIT'S SCHOOL CHILDREN is invited by smaller man in cap and gown marked BOARD OF EDUCATION to sit in much too small a chair marked SCHOOL SEATING CAPACITY)

Folder   27  
Remove This Menace!

(Children approach an entrance marked public schools as a large net above theme marked VICE threatens to envelope them)

Folder   27  
No caption.

(Overgrown child carrying a book marked SCHOOL 12000 INCREASE 1923-24 is welcomed by Cadillac over a desk marked public schools)

Folder   27  
Till We Meet Again.

(Large snowman marked CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS melts in the strong rays of the sun marked WORK. Small boy waves saying,"S'LONG" as he follows the path to building marked SCHOOL, January 5 with its bell ringing clang, clang)

Folder   27  
This Isn't So Hard To Do.

(Young woman marked PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER, saying "All those in favor, say 'aye'" stands behind a desk marked PUBLIC SCHOOLS and points to the blackboard on which is written "STATE SHOULD RESTORE TEACHERS' PENSION LAW WITH A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT THAT WILL BE ADEQUATE AND SECURE" Facing the at student desk occupied by men marked LEGISLATURE)

Folder   27  
That's Enough From You-Big Boy!

(Man marked BOARD OF EDUCATION with a pointer stands behind teachers desk marked DETROIT'S SCHOOLS pointing to the blackboard on which is written "DIVIDE 150,000 CHAIRS AMONG 162,000 CHILDREN GIVING EACH CHILD ONLY ONE CHAIR" A fat boy stands facing the desk saying, "SURE-SEND 12,000 of US KIDS TO THE BALL GAME or SOMETHIN'")

Folder   27  
No caption.

(Young woman sits at study table reading a book marked SCIENCE, KNOWLEDGE and INSTINCT)

Folder   27  
Over the River.

(Hand reaches out of the sky tolling a bell marked PUBLIC SCHOOLS. A child in a boat marked AUTUMN waves good bye to dog marked VACATION on the dock)

Folder   27  
September 5.

(Boy saying, "THAT'S THE TROUBLE WITH WOMEN" turns from a girl marked SUMMER saying BYE-BYE and follows the path to school)

 
Seasonal subjects [series]
Folder   28  
Get Together This Week.

(Five panels. Central one an older man and a young man shake hands, the caption is 'FATHER AND SON' WEEK. Panel 1: Young man at college sits at his desk writing a letter to "DEAR DAD". CAPTION IS WHETHER YOU'RE AT COLLEGE-OR Panel 2: Young man saying, "HELLO-THIS YOU DAD?". phones in a telephone book marked LONG DISTANCE. Caption is 'PERHAPS ON LONG TOURS-or. Panel 3: Young man saying PLEASE RUSH hands telegram marked TO FATHER_YOUR SON to telegraph operator. Caption is MAYBE in BUSINESS on FAR OFF TERRITORY,-Panel 4: Young man with his suitcase walks to board a train. Caption is "SOMETIMES A TRIP HOME IS POSSIBLE")

Folder   28  
Just a Few Things we HOPE to Get-someday.

(Tree marked THE GREAT MUNICIPAL CHRISTMAS TREE has packages on it or around it marked as follows-TAX REDUCTION, A WORKABLE GAMBLING LAW, POLICE FLIERS, a toy bus marked BETTER TRANSPORTATION, CITY OF DETROIT, TO WAYNE-REAPPORTIONMENT, IMPROVED HIGHWAYS)

Folder   28  
His Birthday.

(Uncle Sam looks delightedly at large birthday cake with candles marked 148 years)

Folder   28  
Hard to Please.

(Old man marked WEATHER MAN saying, "NOW WHADDA YA WANT?" carries on his back a full bag marked SNOW under his arms a bellows marked WIND and a canon marked THUNDER and in his hand a sprinkling can marked RAIN. A sweating man marked DETROIT being overheated by the sun pleads WHA-WHA-WHAT ELSE HAVE YA GOT?")

Folder   28  
What Else Can The Poor Man Do?

(Santa Claus with his whip saying, GOOD WISHES pushes a man marked FATHER down so his nose is touching a grind stone marked WORK)

Folder   28  
Twixt Love and Duty.

(Man marked ALL OF US sits at his desk holding a paper marked WORK and gazes out the window to a seductive young woman marked VACATION)

Folder   28  
Goodbye.

(Dad Cadillac saying MUST YOU GO? to young Indian maiden marked INDIAN SUMMER. Behind her is an old squaw marked SQUAW WINTER saying, "UMPH-KUM LET-GO-UM-HANDS)

Folder   28  
Do It Now!

(Man walks along overloaded with packages and toys and tied to one arm is a child's wagon also loaded with packages and toys)

Folder   28  
The Sirens.

(Beautiful young woman marked MISS DETROIT stands on a rocky pronentory holding out her arms to some beautiful mermaids clinging to a rock marked BEAUTY CONTEST)

Folder   28  
Special Delivery.

(A postman carrying a large bag marked U.S. MAIL holds out a large package marked TO OUR MOTHER FROM HER CHILDREN to an elderly woman standing at her gate)

Folder   28  
Tonight's the Night.

(A chubby child marked 1924 walks over the world carrying a large book marked GOOD RESOLUTIONS by EVERYBODY and saying, ANYBODY WANT A BOOK?)

Folder   28  
It's The Early Bird That Catches the Worms.

(Large bird with male human head starts devouring the worms marked LOWER PRICES, COURTEOUS RECEPTION, BARGAINS, SATISFACTORY SERVICE, BETTER MERCHANDISE)

Folder   28  
Warning: Hold it Tight.

(Woman marked CHRISTMAS SHOPPER clasps her large bag under her arm as she passes three suspicious men marked DIP, SNATCHER and JOSTLER)

Folder   28  
In The Grip of the Snowman.

(Large snowman marked OLD MAN WINTER saying HOW ABOUT IT DEERIE? as he holds "hundreds of deerhunters" in his arms and looks at a deer peeking out of the woods)

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Same Old Santa in the Same Old Place.

(Santa with two packs marked OLD NEWSBOYS and DETROIT'S CONTRIBUTION fills a stocking marked DETROITS POOR CHILDREN with a package marked a Christmas for every child)

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Down to Business Again.

(Dad Cadillac sits at a desk piled high with papers reading PERSONAL BILLS, LOSSES, ENTERTAINMENT BILLS, COAL, DOCTOR BILLS, RENT BILLS, LIGHT BILLS, INSURANCE BILLS, INCOME TAX BILLS, TAXES on PROPERTY)

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No caption.

(As a clock reading 5 minutes before MIDNIGHT 1924. An old man marked OLD YEAR holds a book on his lap marked DIARY and listens with an ear trumpet to a man writing on a pad of paper)

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Sweetest Day in the Year.

(Six panels: 1. Man saying, "WANNA SIT IN A LITTLE GAME TONIGHT?" other man saying NO THANKS NOT TONIGHT. 2. Man reaching in his pocket saying, I GOT SHOW TICKETS-DO YOU WANT TO COME? Other man holding a box of candy saying CAN'T MAKE IT TONIGHT. 3. Man holding a box marked candy saying, NO-JUST PHONED THAT I'D BE HOME to another man gesturing to him. 4. A man saying, "WHY CAN'T YOU JOIN OUR PARTY-BILL?" Other man saying, "I'M SORRY-BUT IT'S IMPOSSIBLE" 5. Man holding two boxes marked candy saying, YES -- YOU'LL HAVE TO EXCUSE ME TONIGHT to the other man who says, "SURE BUT I'D LIKE TO HAVE HAD YOU ALONG". 6. Man with 2 boxes marked CANDY behind his back leans across the table and kisses his wife)

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He Can't Leave Her Alone.

(Beautiful young woman marked June sits under tree marked MICHIGAN and is bothered by elf marked Jack Frost who paints her with a brush which has been dipped into a pail marked chills)

 
Sports [series]
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Only 10 days more.

(Man marked FAN leaps for joy because of the newspaper headline "BASEBALL SEASON STARTS April 15")

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No caption.

(Football player marked U OF M on one side and football players marked U OF D on the other complain to elderly school marm. in the center)

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Who'll Get Kicked Off?

(Large football marked MICHIGAN'S FIRST CONFERENCE GAME 1924 is up ended in a sea of fans marked MICHIGAN and Illinois. On each side of the ball is a player marked MICHIGAN and ILLINOIS climbing to get the pennant marked BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP)

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For A Close Finish.

(Man marked FAN twirls a large baseball marked AMERICAN & NATIONAL LEAGUES with his feet. Trying to stay on top are four players marked WASH., N.Y., GIANTS, BROOKLYN. Below a small animated football saying, "BUT JUST WAIT 'TILL YA SEE ME!!)

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C'mon Ty.

(Baseball player marked D climbs on back of man marked fan who says, "STAND RIGHT UP, TY--I'LL HOLD YA and reaches for an apple marked SECOND PLACE)

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One More Hurdle To Clear.

(A runner marked MIDDLE WEST approaches two hurdles marked CENTRAL OLYMPIC-TRYOUTS, ANN ARBOR and FINAL TRYOUTS HARVARD STADIUM. On the end of the track is a pennant reading AMERICAN OLYMPIC TEAM)

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Welcome Stranger.

(Animated football marked FOOTBALL SEASON shakes hands with man marked FAN)

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No caption.

(Large baseball marked AMERICAN LEAGUE is climbed on by a large tiger. Looking on in fright are two ballplayers marked YANKS and BOSTON)

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No caption.

(Large tiger leaps over a large baseball after a figure marked WHITE SIX JINX. Below an Indian marked Cleveland cowers)

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Ty Ties 'Tiger-Indian Knot.

(A ball player marked D helps a large tiger snatch the headdress marked first place from the head of an Indian marked HEAP BIG CHIEF CLEVELAND)

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No caption.

(Man marked WEATHERMAN pours snow all over a large baseball marked NAVIN FIELD. Looking on is a ballplayer holding a bat marked AMERICAN LEAGUE AND saying, "Hey-there-old timer-!! Where d'ya get that stuff?")

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What a Long Tail Our Cats Got.

(Happy tiger marked DETROIT and 13 STRAIGHT sits on top of large baseball marked American League 1927. The baseball is surrounded by cheering fans)

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To the Fan Who Left The Game Before The Ninth.

(Man stamps on his hat, tears his hair and sees red)

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Yankin' the Pirates.

(Ballplayer marked YANKS suspends pirate marked Pittsburgh from a tree so he can't reach treasure chest on ground marked Pennant)

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Struck Out.

(Ballplayer marked BAN JOHNSON throws down bat marked PRESIDENCY as catcher marked AMERICAN LEAGUE points the way)

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It Depends Upon Who Calls.

(5 panels: Man at his desk repeatedly says he is too busy to listen to four different men. In the 5th panel an animated baseball marked AMERICAN LEAGUE OPENING GAME saying, HELLO OLD TIMER ARE YOU TOO BUSY TO SEE ME? Man leaps up from desk saying Oh well--that's different!)

 
Taxes [series]
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'Round again.

(Man marked ALL OF US sits up in bed watching the sun marked INCOME TAX day rise)

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Taking the Joy Out of Life.

(3 panels: Man saying, JUST THINK, today's the 15th,--everything paid up, COAT, IN THE CELLAR-SAY THIS IS ALL VELVET-AND WE DON'T OWE, A-sits across table from his wife as they do their accounts. 2. Man saying, "COME IN!" to tap at the door. 3 large men marked INCOME TAX COLLECTOR and saying, "DON'T FORGET TO COUNT ME IN!" frightens the man and his wife as they see their money take wings and fly away)

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Pie a la Mode.

(Uncle Sam sitting at a table is served by a man marked MICHIGAN saying, "It's JUST WHAT YOU ASKED FOR ISN'T IT?" with a pie a la mode marked Federal Income Tax 5%)

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No caption.

(Uncle Sam saying "YOU'RE TOO LATE TO MAIL that -- you'll HAVE TO DELIVER it and BEFORE 7:30 TONIGHT" stands over the mail box as man marked all of us rushes up carrying a letter reading INCOME TAX REPORT)

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The Absent minded one: "Now My Wife Told Me That If I Forgot, Just To Wait At the Big Tree And It Would Come To Me"

(Absent minded man stands under big tree marked March 15 as a tiger marked INCOME TAX crawls out on a limb over him)

 
Traffic problems I [series]
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Anyhow-This is the Way It Feels.

(Bus marked BUSES whose driver saying TEE-HEE knocks a small car marked THE REST of us off the road)

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No-Ball is Worth This Risk.

(Boy dashes out in street in front of car to retrieve football)

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What It MIGHT Cost To Save His Life.

(Pedestrian marked A. J. WALKER crosses the street reading a paper while a car to miss hitting him runs into a tree injuring a passenger)

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Goodbye License.

(Man marked CONVICTED DRIVER hands his MICHIGAN LICENSE TO animated roll of papers marked the BILL who sits behind a judges desk marked anti DRUNKEN-DRIVER BUREAU wielding mallet marked the LAW and saying GIMME THAT)

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Walk With Care.

(Man walking against a red light is narrowly missed by a car)

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Can He Hold Any More.

(Policeman marked POLICE DEPARTMENT saying, "LET ME HELP YOU TO SOME MORE?" and carrying a soup tureen marked 18 ADDITIONAL STOPS approaches a table at which sits animated bill marked BOULEVARD STOP ORDINANCE and on which there is a bowl marked 12 stops)

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Coming Events Cast Their Shadows.

(Sitting a car man marked PERSISTENT TRAFFIC VIOLATOR and saying BA-A-A-A-AH!!!-SAME OLD STUFF-BUT IT DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING reads a paper reading SAFETY FIRST CAMPAIGN STARTS May 20. The shadow of a policeman is on the wall behind him)

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Watch for This Fellow.

(Animated roll of paper marked TRAFFIC AMENDMENT and a hat marked law stands in a safety zone and says KEEP TO YOUR RIGHT)

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Make 'em Climb The Greased Pole.

(A greased pole at the bottom marked MORE RIGID EXAMINATION TEST and at the top marked DRIVER'S LICENSE is being climbed by a man marked APPLICANT. On one side of pole is a man marked DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT holding a brush and pail marked GREASE, saying YOU'VE GOT TO WORK HARD TO GET IT. On the other side people are in a line saying I CAN DO IT. ME TOO, SO CAN I, IT'S A CINCH)

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Safety or Sorrow.

(First panel man escorts children carefully across road. Other panel man walks sorrowfully from hospital room where his wife lies in bed)

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The Most Important Lesson.

(Policeman saying "DON'T JUST READ IT-But LEARN IT BY HEART" stands behind desk marked PUBLIC SCHOOLS showing a list of traffic rules to the children)

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Get Rid of These Death Traps!

(Man marked TAX PAYER saying, "DO YOU CALL THIS THING PROTECTION"? points to circle in the middle of the road marked SAFETY ZONE. In the other hand he holds a newspaper recounting traffic accidents)

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A Real Necessity.

(Behind Dad Cadillac is a judge's bench marked TRAFFIC COURT on which is a sign saying, OPEN SIX DAYS A WEEK. In front at a table are bills to sign to ensure traffic safety)

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A Real Chauffeur.

(Man saying, "YOU TAKE THE WHEEL" sits at the steering wheel of a car and holds the door open to robed man carrying a book marked spirit of courtesy)

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A Fair Warning.

(Man marked JUDGE BARTLETT climbs a flag pole marked TRAFFIC COURT and nails up a banner saying, all traffic violators will be prosecuted impartially)

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Danger Comes When Least Expected (moral: walk with care).

(Man saying, "HALF these TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WOULDN'T OCCUR if PEOPLE WOULD ONLY BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT HOW AND WHERE THEY WALK, walks in front of a car)

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Highways are Happy Ways.

(Traffic flows smoothly on road marked SAFE HIGHWAYS. The trains rush past on a track on a bridge above the road marked grade separation)

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How To Keep From Growing Old.

(Man marked Jay walker whistles as he walks across the road against a red traffic light)

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In Control.

(Death personified by figure in a black robe sits at a desk crossing off a list marked list of employees: RECKLESS DRIVER, CARELESS DRIVER, DRUNKEN DRIVER, etc. Out the window we see a collision of two cars. On the walk is a sign reading CITY OF DETROIT TRAFFIC MANAGER'S OFFICE. On the desk is a file saying auto deaths 30% increase. In the wastebasket are papers reading SAFETY FIRST PLANS, PUBLIC SAFEGUARDS, Etc)

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Will He Educate or Punish Him.

(Policeman saying, "YOU KNOW SON -- IT'S SO MUCH EASIER FOR ME TO PUT YOU DOWN THE OTHER CHUTE" puts man marked TRAFFIC VIOLATOR down chute marked EDUCATION instead of the one marked punishment)

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He Had The Right of Way, But--.

(The wraith of a man saying, "WELL--I SHOWED that TRUCK GUY THAT HE COULDN'T SCARE ME! reads his tombstone reading, HERE LIES WHAT'S LEFT OF 'OUTTO LUCK' WHO ARGUED WITH A TEN TON TRUCK 'INSISTING ON 'HIS RIGHTS' THEY SAY--SO NOW HE'S GOT HIS RIGHT Of WAY)

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A Warning to Boys.

(Boy riding bicycle hangs onto the side of a car. Large hand marked the law reaches out for him)

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Doesn't Believe in Signs.

(Motorist saying, "DON'T WORRY-! THOSE SIGNS ARE ONLY FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW HOW TO DRIVE" drives with a car load of people in front of a train. Warning signs are much in evidence)

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Recklessness at 12 m.p.h.

(With traffic lined up bumper to bumper a driver saying, "CAN'T YA SEE I'M IN A HURRY" hits another car as he tries to change lanes)

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Step On It.

(Large shoe marked THE LAW is lowering onto a race car driven by an imp marked speed demon)

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Back To The Limit.

(Dad Cadillac saying-AND IT'S TO YOUR INTEREST TO SUPPORT MY MAN with animated roll of paper marked BOULAVARD STOP ORDINANCE confront man marked Mr. BUSINESSMAN who is sitting behind his desk)

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Slippery Days: Both Drivers and Pedestrians Should Be Careful.

(Car driven by man saying, LOOK OUT! skids as it approaches red light. Pedestrian crossing street saying DON'T YOU DARE RUN INTO ME)

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Off the Ballot.

(Car marked COMMON COUNCIL MACHINE in which are riding 7 men in top hats runs over a paper marked November ELECTION BALLOT and hits a pedestrian marked J-WALKING ORDINANCE)

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What's He After.

(Bookcase marked DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT is pulled over by small boy marked COUNCIT14AN CALLAHAN spilling many-books and papers marked Police RECORDS: VIOLATION TICKETS, TRAFFIC RECORDS TICKETS, POLICE BUSINESS, ETC. Older man marked DETROIT COUNCIL showing concern approaches)

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For the Safety of the Public.

(Cadillac hammers a stake marked safety zone with a hammer marked RESOLUTION ADOPTED for 62 ADDED ZONES. Man marked CAR RIDER saying GOOD WORK DAD looks on)

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More Power To You-Judge.

(Man marked BARTLETT saying, I'LL JUST TAKE CARE OF THIS FOR A FEW WEEKS runs after car to grab its license)

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The Signal To Stop.

(Ball bounces out in the street from between parked cars. Approaching car stops)

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But Does It Get You Anywhere?

(Man saying, WELL--! ANYHOW, I HAD the RIGHT O' WAY is tossed in the air as the result of an accident)

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No caption.

(Man marked Judge Bartlett saying, "THAT'LL COST YOU JUST TEN DOLLARS points to a sign saying STOP that man marked TRAFFIC VIOLATER has ignored)

 
Traffic problems II [series]
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The Coward.

(Man marked HIT-RUN DRIVER hides behind curtain as accident victim is carried to the ambulance)

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No caption.

(Man marked DETROIT and man marked HIGHLAND PARK COUNCIL smile as their children marked DETROIT BOULEVARD STOP ORDINANCE AND H.P. BOULEVARD STOP ORDINANCE respectively greet each other)

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The End of the Street Game.

(Motorist tries hard not to hit small boy as he runs into the street in front of him to catch a ball)

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You Can't Beat Death.

(Death personified in a black robe carrying a scythe saying, "C'MON HURRY" stands on a railroad grade crossing and beckons to a car)

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Where the Load Belongs.

(Car marked WILFUL VIOLATOR is loaded down with papers marked TRAFFIC LAWS and driven by a man saying, "WHY DON'T YOU CARRY SOME OF THIS?" to the driver of another car marked LAW ABIDING. This driver saying, "DON'T NEED TO BOTHER")

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Help Wanted.

(Policeman saying, "YES I CAN'T DO IT ALONE" sits at a desk overflowing with papers marked CARELESSNESS, SPEED MANIA, RECKLESS, ETC. A well-dressed man marked I.M. EVERYBODY saying DID you SEND FOR ME, SIR? hold out a letter reading to Mr. EVERYBODY DETROIT)

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No Caption.

(Man wearing hat marked JANITOR stops traffic to let school children cross the street)

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The Motorist Dream.

(Man in bed is frightened by ghosts marked NO LEFT TURN, STOP THROUGH STREET, SLOW SCHOOL ZONE, NO RIGHT TURN, NO PARKING, etc)

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"Read, reflect and Inwardly Digest".

(Man marked DETROIT MOTORIST saying WE CAN ALL TRY EVERYTHING ONCE is reading from a large page reading NEW TRAFFIC CHANGES-EFFECTIVE TODAY)

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Every Schoolyard Should Be A Playground.

(Three panels: 1. One can always replace another window, but-Boy throws ball through a window. 2. WHAT MONEY CAN REPLACE THIS DAMAGE? Boy is struck by a car. 3. (Answer) PLAY IN THE SCHOOL YARDS. Man saying, "C'MON KIDS" beckons to children to come into area marked HOUGHTON SCHOOL PLAYGROUND NOW OPEN)

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He Can Do It and Should.

(Well dressed man marked JOHN LAW saying, "I'LL TAKE CARE OF THIS". tears paper marked DRIVERS LICENSE while man with a bottle of liquor in his pocket looks on)

 
Traffic problems III [series]
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Get the Last 3 Numbers.

(Police saying, "YES-SIR EVERYBODY GOT HIS FIRST THREE NUMBERS" stands beside man marked the TIMELY WITNESS saying, "THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT--SO I GRABBED OFF HIS LAST THREE)

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His Constant Companion.

(Car with driver marked HIT-RUN DRIVER who leaves a victim lying on the street is haunted by a ghost marked CONSCIENCE saying GO BACK)

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In The Days of Snow and Ice.

(Pedestrian marked MR. RIGHT O'WAY saying I DARE HIM TO HIT ME walks in front of a car. Inset at side shows a tombstone reading HERE HE LIES)

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A Possible Cure.

(Man marked DRUNK DRIVER is held by a hand marked JAIL TERM on his left and confronted with a judge at a desk marked RECORDERS COURT who reaches for his driver's license)

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Criminal Recklessness.

(Man marked RECKLESSNESS saying "Hoora-a-a-a-y! see 'em scatter drives into people trying to board a street car)

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There's always some joker in the audience.

(On a stage a policeman on a motorcycle is balancing a book marked School zones on his nose while he juggles the following objects: Bottle marked RECKLESS DRIVING, glove marked STOP STREETS, umbrella marked PUBLIC PROTECTION, lamp marked TRAFFIC SIGNALS, hat marked COURTESY, clock marked PARKING HOURS, wheel marked SPEEDING. Man in the audience saying, "THROW THIS ONE IN TOO" hand a boot marked JAY WALKING to the policeman. The rest of the audience saying, SIT DOWN)

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Let Michigan Take Warning.

(Man marked Michigan sits at his desk and sees the newspaper reading 19 KILLED at GRADE CROSSING IN OHIO. Another newspaper on the floor reading GRADE CROSSING MENACE)

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Another Way To Save Lives.

(A doctor marked MICHIGAN TRAFFIC LAW examines the eyes of a man marked MOTORIST. Behind the doctor's back he holds a license plate marked MICHIGAN AUTO-LICENSE)

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Traffic Congestion.

(Two judges marked JEFFRIES AND KIERLAN sit back to back at their desks marked speed court. They are surrounded by many people marked SPEEDERS)

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What Might Happen to a Drunk Driver.

(A doctor marked COMPETENT MEDICAL EXPERT looks through a magnifying glass marked THOROUGH EXAMINATION at the record of a man that looks as if he might have been drinking)

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In the "Death-trap" safety Zone.

(Motorist blinded by a strong light runs into a man standing on a circle marked SAFETY ZONE)

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He Got His Ball.

(Small boy holding a ball lies inertly on the street as a motorist runs anxiously to help him)

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Bartlett's idea.

(Judge leaning over his desk marked TRAFFIC COURT holds a baby marked HUMAN LIFE in his arms and saying, "I'VE ALL I CAN DO TO PROTECT THIS CHILD-and NO TIME FOR DISCUSSION WITH YOU BOYS" Three men in front of the desk are marked POLITICS, INTERFERENCE and CRITICISM)

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No Speeding Here.

(Young man marked FLAGRANT TRAFFIC VIOLATOR sits, hand-cuffed on top of a large snail marked the LAW. A sign points ahead reading miles to punishment)

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The Only Kicker.

(Large policeman gives a spoon of medicine from a bottle marked BOULEVARD STOP MEDICINE to a man marked persistent traffic violator)

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Still at Large.

(Man marked RECKLESSNESS rides on a car as a person in Grecian robe standing on a pedestal marked TRAFFIC LAW hold a sign marked SAFETY FIRST)

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Don't Go!

(Man marked AVERAGE DRIVER saying WON'T YOU STAY THE REST OF THE YEAR? to a man walking away marked courtesy)

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'Tis Safe to Play Here.

(Large hand from upper left points to many children playing at different things in an open field)

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Dangerous Days.

(Man marked A. J. WALKER walks out in the street reading a paper reading 327 KILLED in TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS to December 10, 1925 saying, ISN'T IT TERRIBLE THE CHANCES SOME PEOPLE TAKE? All around cars stopping for him. Drivers saying GUESS THAT GUY DOESN'T BELIEVE IN OLD AGE and HOW DO YOU LIKE THE CITY?)

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Don't Forget Him.

(Animated manuscript marked BOULEVARD STOP ORDINANCE stands with one foot on the running board of a car in which sits a man marked ABSENT MINDED DRIVER saying SURE YOUR FACE IS FAMILIAR-NOW WHERE COULD I HAVE SEEN YOU BEFORE?)

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His Greatest Problem.

(Dad Cadillac sits mournfully in front of a tombstone marked KILLED by AUTOS SINCE January 1, 1924)

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Joy Walk! ... don't...Jay Walk!

(1st panel shows people respecting a stop signal and pleasing policeman. 2nd panel: people rush out into the street against the light, cars honk and the policeman is worried)

 
Traffic problems IV [series]
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An Appeal.

(Woman in flowing robes marked HUMANITY holds a child hurt by a car while standing on an unprotected safety zone)

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Where the 'Force' is Weak.

(Large car marked TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS rushes through streets endangering unprotected safety zone a small policeman saying, STOP)

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Antagonizing Signs Defeat Their Own Purpose.

(panel 1. Man drives along in car and sees a stop at a distance; panel 2. Man approaches sign saying, STOP AND TRY OUR MEALS; panel 3. Man drives along in car and sees a sign saying SLOW DOWN; panel 4. Man approaches sign saying, SLOW DOWN TOURIST ROOMS ahead; panel 5. Man drives along sees sign saying Detour; panel 6. Man approaches sign saying DETOUR, TURN RIGHT off HIGHWAY for HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS; panel 7. Man saying MORE FAKES-eh? WELL they WON'T FOOL ME AGAIN as he sees sign saying danger; panel 8. Man wrecks his as he disregards sign saying DANGER ROAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

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Decide Now!

(Animated roll of paper marked BOULEVARD-STOP ORDINANCE saying, "ARE YOU WITH ME OR AGIN' ME?" wants to shake hands with man marked SPEEDER)

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A White Man's Burden.

(Man marked JEFFRIES saying, "DON'T WORRY I CARRIED YOU BEFORE and CAN do it again" carries a crying man marked 10,000 TRAFFIC CASES)

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"Two's Company"

(Man marked CITY COUNCIL saying THERE'S NOT ENOUGH ROOM for ALL drives a car in the shape of a rolled manuscript. Animated roll of paper marked PROPOSED AMENDMENT for ADDITIONAL streets saying, Hey mister! let us get on there. Seven small animated rolls of paper marked additional streets won't get in, too)

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Only Cowards Quake.

(Man marked hit and run driver saying, "THESE STORIES OF COWARDICE ARE GETTING ON MY NERVES" sits quaking in his chair reading newspapers which read HIT-RUN DRIVER KILLS BLIND MAN, HIT RUN DRIVER ADMITS KILLING, HIT-RUN DRIVER CAUGHT BY POLICE, etc)

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The Thoughtful Motorist.

(Man in car marked BRAKES O.K. saying, I'm so GLAD I MEMORIZED that VERSE as he slows up for two children. On a post beside the road is a sign saying: While I'm driving on the street; Where little folks I'm apt to meet, Who dash across the street in play, I hope I'll drive in just the way That I would drive, if mine were there upon that crowded thoroughfare. G.C. Schink, inspector Director of traffic)

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Wake Up!

(Man marked A.J. WALKER saying, my GOODNESS!-OFFICER HOW YOU FRIGHTENED ME jumps as police officer yells HEY! at him. In the back is the city on a smaller scale)

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There's No Telling WHAT May Come Out of It.

(Large egg marked $30,000.00 TRAFFIC SURVEY to FACILITATE TRAFFIC CONGESTION lies in next. Man marked POLICE TRAFFIC BUREAU saying, "IT'S UP TO YOU TO HATCH it as he and a chicken marked COMMON COUNCIL look on)

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Not Enough Weights.

(Large man marked TRAFFIC VIOLATION CASES stands on a scale marked MUNICIPAL COURT which breaks, scattering weights marked BARTLETT, JEFFRIES, STEIN, FAUST, COTTER, KEIDEN AND MURPHY)

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Putting the Lid On.

(Man marked RECORDERS COURT tries to put top marked LONG TERM on box marked JAIL. In the box are 3 men marked DRUNKEN DRIVER, SPEEDER, RECKLESS DRIVER trying to get out)

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The Sheriff Starts A New Campaign.

(Out of the earth comes a great arm marked SHERIFF WAYNE COUNTY and holding a paper marked OPERATOR'S LICENSE, STATE OF MICHIGAN. Man marked convicted traffic violator kneels in front of hand reaching for the license)

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No caption.

(Silhouette of an officer marked DETROIT POLICE carrying a bat marked LAW ENFORCEMENT walking into a blinding light marked BLINDING HEADLIGHTS)

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Who's Boss.

(Policeman and black robed skeleton marked recklessness fight r control of a lever marked TRAFFIC CONTROL)

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No caption.

(Man is Jay walking across a busy street ignoring the sign reading DON'T JAY-WALK its DANGEROUS)

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They'd Better Behave.

(Man marked the VICIOUS DRIVER saying, WHADDA Ya SUPPOSE HE CAN DO? talks with man marked the INDIFFERENT DRIVER and with man marked the SPEED DRIVER saying, I'M TRYIN TO FIGGER what I can do. Looking over a wall at them is an officer marked BOULEVARD-STOP plan)

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No caption.

(Twelve stop signs saying STOP AT THIRD, etc. are carried by an animated bill marked BOULEVARD STOP ORDINANCE saying, YEP-THESE ARE THE TWELVE NEW ONES. A smiling motorist saying, IT May BE A BIT INCONVENIENT at FIRST, BUT I'M FOR YOU, BROTHER)

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Why Not.

(A manuscript saying "Petition for regular traffic court to operate 6 DAYS EACH week" hangs over the recorders court bench where a woman in robes and marked justice sits. Dan Cadillac reads the petition)

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A Suggestion (Put These Signs on the Street Cars).

(Officer marked traffic saying, "Quite TRUE-BUT PUTTING IT UP HERE MAKES A DEEPER IMPRESSION" nails a sign saying, "NOTICE STOP SIX FEET BEHIND STANDING CAR" A motorist says THAT'S not a new idea -- it's in the TRAFFIC LAW BOOK--)

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Flagging the Train.

(Large hand marked DETROIT crashes up through the earth where train track and highway meet with a roll of paper marked safeguard the crossings)

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Make 'em Weigh In.

(Man marked AUTO DRIVERS hands paper marked APPRECIATION FOR DRIVER'S LICENSE to man marked LICENSE BUREAU saying YOU OUGHT TO PASS THE TEST FIRST who stands behind a large scale marked EXAMINATION SCALE)

 
Transportation, Public I [series]
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No caption.

(Man marked MARTIN-CANDIDATE for MAYOR saying, "How can I explain this" gazes at a packed trolley car marked FARES RAISED, SERVICE CURTAILED, EMPLOYES FLOUTED, EARNINGS REDUCED)

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Trying to Pull Martin Out of a Hole.

(Two men saying, "HANG ON-JOE" and "WE'LL HELP YOU JOE" stand on top of a bluff grasping a rope to pull up a man marked MARTIN and MARTIN'S MOTORBUS STATEMENT)

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Under Control.

(Large "Cadillac" figure holding a book of PLANS to UNIFY RAPID TRANSIT in DETROIT in one hand stands astride the city and many cars marked JITNEYS, BUSES, and ALL COMMON CARRIERS. His other hand is thrust forward marked SUPREME COURT DECISION and hold reins to all the cars)

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Growing Pains.

(Large childish boy marked DETROIT sits crying on lap of smaller man marked city authorities. Man marked GRAND TRUNK RY. dangles a toy train marked SUBURBAN RAILWAY in front of the boy)

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How Long Will He Keep THIS Up.

(Man marked D.S. Ry. carries piggy back large man marked DETROIT MOTOR BUS CO. saying, "He does the transportin' while I carry the bag" who carries on his back a full sack marked over $250,000.00 paid for bus rental in 10 months)

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Now--its Up to YOU!

(Large hand marked the RIDING PUBLIC points accusingly at marked D.S.R. MANAGEMENT. A wrecked car marked Jitney rule has smashed into a light pole marked STATE SUPREME.COURT DECISION)

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The Protean.

(Santa Claus marked COMMON COUNCIL with a pack on his back marked PROMISES FOR 1933 filled with toys marked subways DIPS, city hall is approached by small boy marked JOHN PUBLIC saying, "But what about this Christmas" and pointing at a toy bus marked RAPID TRANSIT)

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No caption.

(Animated trunk marked GRAND TRUNK and containing land grab saying, "THIEVES" leans over a cliff pointing at large crowd below marked KILL THE LAND-GRAB, SAVE the M.O., WE WANT GOOD GOVERNMENT, VOTE FOR SMITH, WE WANT SMITH" A man marked Martin saying, "vote swappers" and a cherub marked Schram are also on the cliff pointing at the crowd)

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Wanted--Strong man to Take Control.

(A large cylinder marked DETROIT'S TRANSIT PROBLEM is encircled by a group of men marked Rapid Transit Commission, buses, council, mayor, jitneys, D.S.R. Large cobwebs above marked legal problems)

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All's Well That Ends Well.

(Large bride marked RIGHT TO CONTROL CITY STREETS is led to alter by smaller man marked MR. VOTER saying, "Guess that fellow thought I was only foolin". In the pews is a mustached villain marked JITNEY saying CURSES)

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On File.

(Animated roll of papers marked JITNEY PETITIONS is impaled on a sharp spike marked PROBE)

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Mr. Taxpayer Wins the Steam-heated Medal.

(Bewildered man marked TAXPAYER sits in office chair, has just finished reading newspaper reading Jitneys STILL REMAIN on DETROIT'S STREETS. From upper left an ancient man marked Jobs "HERE--YOU WEAR IT!" Approaches holding out a medal marked PATIENCE)

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Groesbeck Can Stop It.

(Hand marked Groesbeck grasps the wrist of another hand marked the D.U.R.-GRAB that is trying to grasp a roll of papers reading RIGHTS TO CITY'S STREETS tied in a ribbon marked Detroit)

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--And the Villain Still Pursued Her.

(Young woman marked MICHIGAN saying, "NO THANK--I HAVE PLENTY OF MY OWN" carrying a large plant marked DETROIT BUS-PLANT with many blossoms marked LOW BIDS is approached by handsome young man marked ROSS SCHRAM carrying papers reading "HIGH-BID BUSES FROM OHIO")

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Exclusive City Service.

(Man marked Wilcox throws balls marked permits at target head of man marked DSR. At the man's feet is a box of balls marked Permits to operate Jitneys in Detroit)

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Another Knock Out.

(Large hand marked SUPREME COURT in a boxing glove punches an animated sheaf of papers marked GROESBECK-JITNEY FACTION'S injunction)

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"Don't Blame the Jitneys".

(Large bag marked D.S.R. TREASURY leaks coins as it is carried. Following gathering of the coins is a man marked Jitney treasury)

 
Transportation, Public II [series]
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No Relief Today--Wait for "April Fool".

(In a room marked COMMON COUNCIL sit 11 men around a table. On the table is paper reading, The Calender: subways, difs City hall. Man marked Mayor Lodge is saying "Let's put these items on the April 1st ballot)

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In Transit.

(Large bus marked 50 NEW DOUBLE deck 60-PASSENGER MUNICIPALLY OWNED BUSES carries banners reading no outsiders, own your own bus line, we said a streetful, boost the D.S.R., Murray for M.O. Sign post on the road reading 15 days to Detroit)

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The Lost Wheel.

(Truck marked DETROIT MOTORBUS COMPANY rushing down hill looses a wheel marked $300,000 PAID by D.S.R. FOR BUS RENTAL)

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Headed This Way.

(Greek hero marked RAPID TRANSIT in flowing garments and wings on head stands astride a bus marked Detroit holding a roll of papers marked improved plans)

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No caption.

(D.S.R. trolley is rammed into from both sides by cars marked ORIGINAL JITNEYS and 'wild-cat' Jitneys)

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Left Behind.

(Prosperous looking man marked SPECIAL PRIVILEGE carrying a suitcase in one hand and the leash of a dog marked POLITICS in the other is left behind by a trolley marked D.S.R)

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Can She Hatch It?

(A large egg reading 5¢ fare which lies on straw is under a hen reading D.S.R)

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No caption.

(A hand marked STEFFENS holding a stick marked 6¢ fare inserts the stick into a beehive from which come 6 bees marked Owen, Inches, Doremus, O'Brien, Brown and Wood)

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Don't Let Go Of It.

(Man marked CADILLAC hangs suspended by a rope marked CONTROL OF STREETS and is reaching for an egg marked revenue which is in a nest on a ledge. Man marked VOTER holds the rope. He is approached by a man marked JITNEY saying, "SAY MISTER--LET ME HOLD THAT LINE?", who has in his hand an ax marked amendment)

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Let's Test the Scale.

(Man in a top hat marked D.S.R. COMMISSION saying, "YOU SEE JOHNNY--IT'LL TAKE MORE PASSENGERS TO WEIGH IT DOWN TO WHERE YOU WANT IT", holds up a scale marked FARE SCALE URBAN BUS TRANSPORTATION which is weighing a toy double-decked bus marked urban transportation D.S.R. In lower left hand corner man marked Mayor Smith looks on saying, "mebbe!")

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Don't Hesitate--Dad!

(Hand marked DETROIT MOTORBUS CO. is emptying a bus fare box over a large pile of coins marked BIG DIVIDENDS. Dad Cadillac looking on says, "This LOOKS like a GOOD BUSINESS FOR ME TO GET INTO")

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Bridging The Gap.

(Cadillac standing on a cliff saying, "TTHERE YOU ARE MAYBE THIS WILL GET YOU ACROSS", proffers a plank marked 9 TICKETS FOR .50¢ to a man marked D.S.R. standing across a crevice marked CITY FINANCES)

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Will He Get On?

(Dad Cadillac is pulled off his feet as he clings to a rushing train marked RAPID TRANSIT)

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Staking A Claim.

(Large stake marked $27,000 DEBT CLAIM is pounded between the rails by a man in top hat marked DOWN-RIVER official. From the front of the stalled train marked D.U.R. the conductor leans out in astonishment)

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The Welcome Substitute.

(A large double decked bus loaded with people knocks the six cars marked D.U.R. UNSATISFACTORY SERVICE, D.U.R. AUTOCRATIC METHODS, D.U.R. INCREASED FARES)

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The Turn to the Right.

(Train marked 1925 carrying a group of men marked D.S.R. COMMISSIONERS saying, "THANKS JOHN YOU WERE RIGHT" approaches an open switch manned by man marked Mayor Smith)

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How To Build A Bridge.

(A bridge marked COOPERATION spans the river between WINDSOR and DETROIT. Above is a hand clasp-one hand marked MAYOR SMITH the other MAYOR MITCHELL)

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Let's Have It All.

(Dad Cadillac holding in his hand a large bag marked TO CADILLAC $100,000.00 COST SHARE IN LONZO ROAD asks for another bag marked 2 YEARS INTEREST $10,000 which is held back by a conductor marked MCRR)

 
Transportation, Public III [series]
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To The Rescue.

(Cowboy on horseback marked Smith dashes to the rescue of young girl marked M.O. that is tied to a post with bands marked Martin & Schram)

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BIG HEARTED JOE MARTIN.

(Blind beggar marked CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY saying "GAWD BLESS YOU!" holds out his cup to receive a coin marked MILE WATER FRONT given him by small boy marked JOE MARTIN and saying "POOR OLD MAN-I JUST CAN'T REFUSE 'IM" Cadillac looks on in alarm)

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The "Means To An End".

(Man marked MARTIN and saying, "I BELIEVE MORE IN MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP AS A MEANS TO AN END RATHER THAN PROPER GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS" knocks at the door marked MR. VOTER. In his other arm he carries a book marked M.O. CALIFORNIA BUS PURCHASE PLAN by JOSEPH MARTIN. A book marker reading MARTIN FOR MAYOR protrudes)

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[no caption]

(2 panels: panel 1. What you Have to Decide Today. Large man marked Mr. VOTER sets on small replica of Detroit and reads a paper reading SHALL PROMOTERS BUILD IT NOW OR SHALL I BUILD IT LATER? In clouds above is a bridge marked INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE; panel 2. Toadstool or Mushroom? Man marked Mr. Voter carrying a basket marked the BALLOT reading it LOOKS ALRIGHT gazes at a toadstool marked INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE PROMOTERS)

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[No caption]

(Man marked MARTIN saying "C'mon boys! PLACE YOUR BIDS for the NEW BUSES. BUT DON'T FORGET THEY HAVE TO BE EXACTLY LIKE THIS ON" stands on top of double deck bus marked MADE IN CALIFORNIA with his arm around man with wing marked Schram. In front of the bus is a large fenced off area behind which crowds of people marked SKILLED LABOR, DETROIT WORKMEN, DETROIT MOTOR MANUFACTURERS. A guard saying "if YOUR bids ain't in strict accordance with specifications and blue prints--ya can't pass lets pass one man carrying papers marked WESTERN BIDS)

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Open Bidding.

(Bill board reading Detroit street railway invites all motorbus manufacturers to bid FOR SALE of 50 MOTORBUSES in ACCORDANCE WITH SPECIFICATIONS AND BLUEPRINTS. Man marked CALIFORNIA BUS CO. drops his bids into a box marked DROP BIDS HERE and says, "NO HE WON'T BITE ME I BRED 'IM AND HE'S A ONE-MAN-DOG". The dog marked Iron clad specifications is attacking a man carrying papers reading Detroit bids on 50 motor buses)

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Telling It to the Voter.

(Large speaker saying LISTEN TO ME TONIGHT and I WILL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT RAPID TRANSIT BEFORE YOU GO TO THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY. Man listening marked Mr. Voter, says "Thats Just What I want to know")

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No caption.

(Old woman marked ANTI-M.O. says, "C'MON Joe!" leads small boy marked JOE MARTIN saying, "Yes, AUNTY MO I'M RIGHT WITH YOU. They are followed by a crowd carrying signs TRACKLESS trolley, Canadian National Railway grab, Anti-M.O. followers BUSES MADE IN CALIFORNIA, GASOLINE CARS)

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Crackling (over a China Egg).

(Hen with a man's head marked Martin saying cluck, cluck sits on large egg marked 'SAYS DETROIT WILL GET 5 NEW MOTOR-BUSES BY FALL.')

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"Time to Retire".

(Child with head of a man marked SCHRAM hold up a large tire in poor condition marked D.S.R. MANAGEMENT)

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Mebbe.

(Man marked COMMON COUNCIL stands on miniature replica of Detroit. Man dressed as a conductor marked M.O. saying "SAY MISTER, May I PUT THIS SIGN DOWN HERE?" hold a large traffic sign saying no parking downtown)

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The Hole That Jitneys Make.

(Car marked JITNEY rushes through a large bag marked our fifty MILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT onto a large pile of coins marked a MILLION a YEAR LOSS. Man marked MR. VOTER looks askance)

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Nobody Home.

(Large man with top hat marked D.U.R. holds the hand of child marked THE 'LEE' BILL and rings a doorbell of a door marked CITY OF DETROIT)

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What's The Remedy?

(Dad Cadillac sits unhappily in a chair holding his stomach marked DOWNTOWN PARKING SPACE saying, "If I could only get rid of this pain" On a table beside him are two bottles of medicine marked STEEN STORY GARAGE TONIC and SUBWAY GARAGE REMEDY)

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His Pledge.

(Before Dad Cadillac who is sitting in a chair a man holds up on a table a document reading 700 CITY OWNED BUSES WITHIN TWO YEARS PAID OUT of the profits of the D.S.R. WITHOUT A DOLLAR OF BONDS ISSUED. Signed JOHN W. SMITH, MAYOR OF DETROIT)

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[No caption]

(6 panels: panel 1. 'Expressing' his mind. Man marked D.S.R. saying, "DON'T OPEN 'TIL CHRISTMAS" holds out small street car marked GRAND RIVER EXPRESS SERVICE to small man marked CAR RIDER saying, "YOU'RE NOT KIDDING ME ARE YOU?"; panel 2. A Reverse Tragedy. A large deer saying, "It MIGHT HAVE BEEN ME" looks at dead man DEER HUNTER beside his gun; panel 3. Here's Hoping. Elephant dressed as a man sits on chair with back to White house. A man marked FORD saying, "WISH YOU'D JOIN US?" carrying a paper reading an 'INVITE' to hold 1928 CONVENTION in DETROIT; panel 4. Detroit Takes the First Swat at 'Puck'. A hockey player with hockey stick marked Detroit, gets ready to hit puck marked big league; panel 5. And Along Comes America's Queen. Airplane marked Ruth Elder flies over a Detroit skyline)

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No caption.

(Standing on ground marked DEQUINDRE GRAB an animated trunk marked CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILROAD saying "THIS IS MY PROPERTY--JOE MARTIN GAVE IT TO ME!" points his finger at unbending Dad Cadillac who says, "MEBBE")

 
Utility rates [series]
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No caption.

(Dad Cadillac saying, "Well-S'LONG bill you've DONE me a GOOD TURN shakes hands with animated bill marked INJUNCTION saying, "YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME IF I'M NEEDED AGAIN" who holds a man marked OVER-NIGHT GAS RAISE on the ground)

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Veto saves Gasco and Telco.

(Man marked MARTIN embraces two figures marked GASCO and TELCO. An umbrella marked VETO shields them from the rain marked LOWER RATES)

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No caption.

(An Animated telephone marked MICHIGAN BELL TELEPHONE with long leg marked HIGH RATES looks anxiously down at man marked PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION saying, "TELCO -- I'VE BEEN INFORMED THAT YOUR LEGS ARE MUCH TOO LONG and sharpening an ax marked LOWER RATES PETITION)

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Kelly scores:-no hit; many errors.

(Man sits in chair marked public utilities commissioner saying, "This is all WRONG BUT I'LL CORRECT IT FOR KELLY" and reads Kelly's petition to the Public Utilities commissioner. Man marked Kelly stands behind the chair)

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The Champ-een Jugglers.

(Small boy saying, "PAPA-! DON'T YOU THINK THE NEWSPAPERS OUGHT TO GIVE US A GOOD WRITE-UP?" lies supinely on a pedestal marked GAS COMPANY and juggles a bag marked $700,000 DIVIDENT LOAN, a barrel marked CONSUMERS MONEY, and another bag marked 7%. A man lies on a pedestal opposite marked WALL STREET saying, YOU KNOW THEY WILL)

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No caption.

(Man marked POTTER saying, "STEP RIGHT" IN welcomes man marked CITY COUNCIL carrying a package marked DEMAND FOR LOWER 'PHONE RATES' to a doorway marked public utilities commission. Man marked Kelly pointing to "City Council" saying, "YOU CAN'T TAKE THAT IN THERE -- IT'S NOT POSSIBLE")

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That Little Black Devil.

(Devil marked POLITICS toasts a rolled manuscript marked GAS AWARD over a log fire marked OPPOSITION)

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Getting Rid Of The Dangerous Wires.

(Climbing a telephone pole, Dad Cadillac saying, "Hey! POTTER!" "I GOT 'EM", hands a large pliers marked DEMAND FOR LOWER RATES up to a worker marked PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION working on the telephone pole, marked Michigan Bell Telephone Company)

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Say the Word.

(Dad Cadillac saying "JOHN-COULD YOU CLEAN THAT MESS UP AND STRAIGHTEN THINGS AROUND?" embraces a man marked JOHN W. SMITH who saying "Yes-Dad, if you give me the chance. Dad points to a broken down gas meter marked GAS ORDINANCE with a sign reading GAS MESS hung on it)

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The Interrupted Meal.

(Fat man marked MICHIGAN PHONE COMPANY, SAYING, "Ah-YESS I REMEMBER HIM IN THE GASCO CASE" sits at a table eating from large bowl marked $2,000,000 per YEAR excess PROFITS as a man marked TIMES and carrying a package marked LOWER RATES, QUICK ACTION stands at the door. A waiter marked PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION says to the fat men -- "But HE insists on seeing YOU at ONCE, sir")

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On a Dark Stairway.

(Man marked PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION saying "TELCO! I WANT YOU" to a small child in pajamas marked TELCO sitting half way upstairs with his hand in a jar marked "PRESENT RATE" jam)

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Potter Fights to Protest Phone Users.

(A large hand marked INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION reaches out from the capitol and tries to hang a sign reading DEPRECIATION RATES on a large phone marked MICHIGAN BELL PHONE CO. A man marked PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION saying, "STOP! WHERE'S YOUR AUTHORITY?" tries to stop it)

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Why Gas Consumption Jumped in May .

(Angry man marked GAS CONSUMER reads 1923 GAS REPORT reading April 1,888,294,800 cubic feet, May 1,281,204,900 CUBIC FEET. Sounds as "April 1924 1,381,384,100 cu. Ft" and "May 1924 1,597,180,500 cubic feet" emanate from a box marked 1924 gas meter. Below ground a man marked MARTIN is blowing into a tuble connected with the gas meter)

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That Long Wait.

(A man marked MICHIGAN with a long flowing beard sits in a chair looking at his watch saying, "AREN'T--YOU READY -- YET?" A woman marked DECISION on 'phone RATE reduction saying, "No dear--I'M NOT READY YET. DON'T GET IMPATIENT")

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Let Him Enjoy It.

(Man marked CADILLAC sits at a table on which is a turkey marked GAS AWARD with a waiter marked BOARD OF ARBITRATION saying, "THIS IS VERY GOOD sir". Running into the room is a man marked MARTIN saying, "DON'T EAT THAT, DAD. YOU'RE NOT HUNGRY ANYWAY")

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Another Blow out.

(Man marked GENERAL PUBLIC snores in bed. At the window three men marked LODGE, EWALD, NAGEL operate a bellows marked reverse policy and blow out the flame of a gas fixture marked GAS CO. with air marked CASTATOR AMENDMENT)

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The Death Trap.

(Man marked council stands on a railway grade crossing saying "Stop!--Let US TAKE CARE OF THIS RIGHT NOW" gestures to an approaching auto marked PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION)

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Which Way is He Going.

(Man marked KELLY saying "On to Victory" sits backwards in a saddle reaching out to a telephone reading lower rates. The horse marked NAGEL resolution is trying to follow a sign reading VICTORY)

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No caption.

(Man marked MARTIN saying, "C'MON" is trying to pull an animated bill marked gas rate upstairs. Peering from behind a wall marked PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION UPSTAIRS is a man marked Gas Co. who is saying, "THAT'S JUST WHERE I TRIED TO TAKE 'IM WHERE THE TIMES STOPPED ME")

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Mr. Dow sets a good example.

(3 panels: 1-Man marked DOW prints a bill board reading "NOTICE is hereby given to all DETROIT consumers of ELECTRICITY that THE PRESENT RATE will be CHANGED" while two men marked GAS CO. and TEL. CO. look on saying, BET HE'S GOIN' TO BOOST THE PRICE. Small man marked CONSUMER peers from behind the sign. same as about plus 2-Man marked Dow continues printing the sign reading "instead of 12¢ per kilowatt hour". Men marked GAS CO. and TEL. CO. saying, "This will be good"" 3-Man marked DOW-finishes sign with "I will make it 10¢". Men marked GAS CO. and TEL. CO. stand on their heads in surprise. Consumer saying, "WHY DON'T YOU FELLOWS FOLLOW HIS EXAMPLE")

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How the Shade Was Put On.

(3 panels: panel 1. Man marked SMALL CONSUMER sits at the table studying a paper marked HOUSEHOLD PROBLEMS in the light of an electric bulb marked 12 CENT RATE. Man marked MAYOR SMITH points to the light saying, "Don't you think a shade on that light would help him a lot" to a man marked DOW; panel 2. Man marked Dow turns and goes out the door saying, "I'll see what I can do"; panel 3. Man saying, TRY THIS ONE puts a shade marked 2¢ VOLUNTARY REDUCTION over bulb Man previously marked CONSUMER saying, "You're what I call real fellows". Man previously marked Mayor Smith saying, "AND THAT'S WHAT I CALL ACTION")

 
Voting [series]
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Put On Your 'Thinking Cap'!

(Dad Cadillac saying, "YOU HAD BETTER WEAR THIS FOR THE NEXT THREE DAYS, MY FRIEND" hands a hat marked re-REGISTER to man marked Mr. Voter)

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It Can Be Done With The Pole.

(A large sign reading ELECTION BOARD OBSTACLES blocks the road to a building marked REGISTRATION BUREAU for a man marked voter holding a large pen)

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Just Keep That Date.

(Lady with a box for a head marked BALLOT BOX saying REMEMBER I'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW EARLY? waves to a man marked MR. VOTER saying, "I'LL BE THERE")

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Don't Lose Your Hat.

(Man marked Mr. VOTER carrying a suitcase marked PRESENT CIVIC PROBLEMS saying, "GUESS I'D BETTER GO RIGHT IN AFTER it" as his hat marked VOTE is blown off head by a wind marked RECENT CHANGE OF ADDRESS into a doorway marked REGISTRATION BUREAU)

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If You Want Soup-Help Make It.

(Large chef marked COUNT DE VOTES saying, "At-a-boy-put IN your SHARE"! stirs a large kettle marked PRIMARY ELECTION and reaches out to man marked LOYAL CITIZEN for a plate full of something marked vote)

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A Rush Order.

(Man running marked VOTER Saying "AND I GOT TO GET BACK" with his ballot in his hand from sign reading word to building marked voting booth)

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Mightier Than the Sword.

(Man marked VOTER saying "THAT'S SO--I HAD QUITE FORGOTTEN THAT I MOVED SINCE LAST ELECTION, it walks up to desk marked REGISTER to take the large REGISTRATION PEN. To one side a well-dressed woman marked VERY IMPORTANT CIVIC PROBLEMS saying, "HURRY FATHER--OR I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU" waits for him)

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This Is Where To Register.

(Animated bill marked ELECTION LAWS saying, ONLY 3 MORE DAYS directs man marked ALL OF US to the building marked your district booth and with a sign reading to vote you must re-register)

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Let 'em In'.

(Man marked CITY ELECTION COMMISSION pushes a door closed on an arm marked VOTER in LINE. On the wall of the room is a cuckoo clock striking 8 and a sign reading November 6, 1928)

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"Don't Forget To Set Your Alarm".

(Man marked MR. VOTER sits up in bed as his clock marked EARLY TUESDAY goes off. Through the window the sun marked ELECTION DAY rises)

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No caption.

(Man marked MR. VOTER sits in a chair saying, "WHAT ARE YOU LAUGHING AT? DID YOU REGISTER yet?" and holds a paper reading every VOTER MUST REGISTER BEFORE August 16th or LOSE THEIR VOTE)

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Mebbe It Was Just A Halloween Prank.

(Large ghost with a pumpkin head marked POLITICAL PROPAGANDA stands between small man marked MR. VOTER saying, "Hey-FUNNY FACE! You CAN'T SCARE ME WHEN THE TIME COMES I'M GONNA VOTE" and building marked ELECTION, November 6, 1928)

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A Reminder.

(Man marked MR. VOTER sits at his desk saying, "I REGISTERED at the LAST ELECTION" and holding a sign reading NOTICE REGISTRATION BUREAU ... From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dad Cadillac leans over saying, "Very TRUE, my FRIEND, but THAT won't HELP YOU ON THIS ELECTION. IT IS A GENERAL RE-REGISTRATION)

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Your Last Chance.

(Uncle Sam points to the clock reading TODAY, March 22nd and with the other hand points to a sign saying REGISTRATION PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY)

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This Could Be Made Easier.

(Man marked LABOR saying, "THAT'S TOUGH FOR ME" reads the sign reading TO VOTE ... YOUR DISTRICT BOOTH)

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The Alarm.

(Man marked PUBLIC SPIRIT beats a cymbal marked VOTE NEXT TUESDAY. Dad Cadillac looks happily on)

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Hey-!-!-Pop!-Its Right in Your Hand.

(Crying infant whose large mouth is marked BALLOT BOX cries in a cradle marked November 6 as man marked ABSENT MINDED VOTER holding a bottle marked VOTE looks on)

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His Duty.

(Elderly woman marked MOTHER MICHIGAN holds up a paper reading VOTE TODAY to man marked MR. VOTER saying, "SURE MOTHER--YOU CAN RELY ON ME")

 
War and peace [series]
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"Look Out Uncle".

(Uncle Sam looks longingly at young woman marked EUROPEAN INTRIGUE entering a garden marked WORLD COURT and LEAGUE OF NATIONS, but is pulled away by a soldier marked WAYNE COUNTY LEGION)

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"Who wins".

(Background is huge garlanded gateway topped with an eagle and enclosing the caption WHO WINS. At the foot of one pillar is war with soldiers in trenches, at the foot of the other pillar is the bereaved mother in the cemetery amid crosses)

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No caption.

(A space for a printed poem in the middle of the cartoon is bordered at the top with a parade of soldiers and on the side with a long ribbon tied to a trumpet at the bottom of the drawing. In the left top corner is an elderly man and in the right is an elderly woman)

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"Hands Off!"

(Large man marked MICHIGAN saying, "He gave up EVERYTHING for ME -- an' I reckon you or anyone else won't lay a finger on 'em" protects a soldier against a man marked GENERAL HINES holding out a paper reading TRANSFER ORDER for all tubercular ex-service men of Michigan to be sent away from their families to government sanitariums)

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No caption.

(Man marked CADILLAC riding a spirited horse and carrying a huge banner marked ARMISTICE is followed up a hill by a host of troops in W.W.I uniforms)

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"Filed For Future Reference"

(Large scroll marked LIST OF 40,000 DETROIT PETITIONERS AGAINST U.S.A. ENTRY INTO WORLD COURT is pushed into a cabinet marked FILING CABINET SENATOR BORAH by a determined man marked Borah saying, "and I'm not through yet with this 'world court' business")

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Dad-You Never Hesitated Before.

(Kneeling women marked AMERICAN LEGION ENDOWMENT FUND has one arm around a child in rags marked AMERICAN ORPHANS pleads with Dad Cadillac to put something in a kettle marked BALANCE DUE $75,000.00)

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No caption.

(Elderly Civil War veteran in uniform looks at his old trumpet which is bent up)

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"Pay Day".

(Uncle Sam sitting on a swivel chair at a desk is petitioned by a wounded soldier marked DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS holding out a paper reading I.O.U. PROTECTION, GRATITUDE, PEACE AND PREPAREDNESS AGAINST FUTURE WARS SIGNED UNCLE SAM, April 6, 1917)

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No caption.

(Angel of peace sends man marked WAR dressed in armor with sword and shield away. The soldiers ascending the hill are rejoicing)