This drawing went with a short article advertising the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund, a charity for the poor. The article talks of the unemployed father who finds it hard to go home to the family for the Christmas season with nothing. It still runs every year, and you can donate at the link above.
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This illustration accompanied a story by Frederick Griffin about the higher rate of crime in the United States due to gangsters and Prohibition.
This illustration accompanied a generic article by Raymond Knister about community or church suppers usually held in the fall. In this case, “Birdseye Center” was used as a generic term to describe a small town, and did not have anything to do with Jim’s comic. John Knister was known primarily for his realistic narratives set in rural Canada.
These illustrations by Jim accompanied an article by Ephraim Acres (the pen name of Hugh Templin). He wrote many stories about “Glenlivit”, a fictional small town, for the Star Weekly in the late 1920s and early 1930s. “Glenlivit” was also a pseudonym for the town of Fergus Ontario, where he was the newspaper editor of the Fergus New Record.
This illustration went with a humorous story by Edith G. Bayne.
This illustration accompanied a story by Amy Carr about the dentist. I have no information on who she was.
This illustration went with a story by “a Returned Soldier” who was upset that Canada’s birthday (then called Dominion Day) was only partially celebrated or only in small groups with no coordinated effort. He felt there should be more fireworks (which was more likely to be set off on Victoria Day at the time) and more marching bands.
This illustration accompanied a story on newlyweds.
These images went with an article about declining manners by Laura Mason.
This illustration went with an article by Fred Griffin on immigrants who obtained citizenship. “Johnny Canuck” was a slang term for Canadians.