This is another excellent image by Jim to accompany a Merrill Denison story about women who turned fighting a bush fire into an enjoyable experience by making it into a kind of picnic.
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This comic was badly muddled on the right in the microfilm by tape that was placed on the original that had yellowed.
They are trying to sniff out a fugitive in the woods.
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. According to the article linked, he even explored the idea of a comic strip with Frise based on his writings.
These illustrations were made by Jim for a story by Caesar Smith, a regular contributor to the Star Weekly in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The story outlined the public interest in investing and making money in the stock market. However, we in the future know that this did not end well with the stock market crash seven months later that heralded the Great Depression.