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SUNDAY OREGOMAX. PORTLAND, NOVEMBER 23. 1915.
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What Is Your Boy
What your boy thinks about now has everything to do with what kind of man
he will crow to be. He crows as he thinks. His imagination is recruited from
what he hears, and sees, and reads. If his hungry mind is well fed, and properly,
he will crow into the right kind of a man.
You should cuard his reading as carefully as his health. Clean reading' de
velops the kind of imagination that cives him a wholesome ouUook on life, broader
visions and hichcr aspirations. If you neglect to provide him with mmd-food, he
willpickitupwherehecan. Mongrel literature develops a scavenger imagination.
Here is a monthly library of good, clean, censored reading not the "sissy"
kind, but the kind that will win the heart of any regular boy. . At the same time
he reads it he educates his mind to think far and big and straight
The American Boy magazine is made for boys alone. They are entitled to a
publication of their own just as you are entitled to your favorite newspaper or
magazine and they need it
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This the world's greatest Christ
mas gift for a boy costs but
$1.00 and gives him a whole year
of good reading $18.00 worth,
measured by book standards.
Over 1400 Y.M.C. A. Secretaries
and Public Librarians appreciate
and endorse The American Boy.
They say it is the most popular of
all boys' magazines and the one
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500,000 boys from 8 to 18 years
read The American Boy every
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This magazine is like a big, wise, sympathetic and understanding brother
to a boy. It cultivates and regulates his imagination. It inspires courage and
fairness. It teaches him the rudiments of business. It shapes his character.
It instills manly ideals. It holds his interest and will wean him away from the
desire to read trashy stuff. It develops self-management, self-reliance and
resourcefulness. It helps prepare him for the time when he strikes out for
himself. appeals to his sense rather than to his sentiments and it is not dull
or preachy or wishy-washy.
The American Boy is the RIGHT kind of magazine for the red-blooded
boy who plays ball, loves nature, likes to make things. It's just a true-blue
boy magazine conducted by men who know your boy and what he likes.
Even-thins under the sun that interests and inspires, that amazes and amuses a real
boy is in The American Boy in the course of a year. There's the fourth of the series about
".Nlark Tidd." the favorite boy character; Indian stories by a member of the Clackfoot tribe;
pirate and adventure stories; athletic stories after a boy's own heart; a month-to-month
review of the war by an authority; adventures of the Canadian Mounted Police; stones of
business life and practice; stories of outdoor life, camping, fishing and huntinj; articles on
successful business boys of today; articles telling boys how to make money; artic es on
rardenins. poultry, on construction of toys and articles of utility; biographies; articles on
science and history; departments devoted to electricity, photography, stamp collecting,
invention, carpentry, natural wonders and so on. covering the whole ranee of boyish
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Give your boy his chance. He wants to do things, but doesn't know how. Give him
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- If you haven't a son, you can send it to the boy of some relative or friend or why not
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ure of Christmas joy a boy ever had ! ccr
THE SPRAGUE PUBLISHING CO.
Publishers of Tlie American Boy
Contents of Christmas Number
Ask your boy what he thinks of this list
This is only one issue of the twelve. It will give you a fair gauge of what the others are like :
Cover. "Christmas Morninz in our Village." By
The Clean Cookee. A Christmas Story with the very
flavor of holly in it. By Clarence B. Kelland.
Chatpolnt Burns. A ttory of the lighthouse service.
By C. H. Claudy.
Getting s Start In the World. An interview with
Andrew Carnegie. Reported by Clarence B. Kelland.
The Fighter. A serial story of a big-city boy who has
character plus pluck. By Gardner Hunting.
The Preacher Who Rode for an Empire. A fascinating
view of a thrilling episode in .United States History.
By E. Alexander Powell, F. R. G. S.
The Lynx'a ChrUtmaa. Why a boy trapper remem
bered Christmas. By Harold de Polo.
Juan of the Hill.
The lift story of a wolf dog. By
How to Get to the United States Naval Academy.
Something many boys wish to know. By Geo. G. Hill.
Stringing the Stranger. A tilt of many laughs. By
Fighting tha North. With Connie Morgan in the gold
fields of Alaska. By James B. Hendryx.
The Funeral of Dr. Jackson. The adventure of two
Puget Sound boys. By Paul E. Triem.
To Uncover the Man. The story of a boy who con
quered fear and a bad horse. By Harold Titus.
Indian Lodge Post. A serial story of a boy's winter
with the fur traders of Hudson Bay. By Dillon Wallace.
All Europe t War. A monthly review of the war. By
Donal Hamilton Haines.
Dogs in Health. Interesting information for the dog
owner. By Dr. J. V. Cottrill.
How to Make an Evening Lively. Clever indoor
games. By L. E. Eubanks.
Trapping the Skunk and Civet Cat. The How of
Trapping. By George J. Thiessen.
Robert O. Bailey. A Biographical sketch. By
James Hay, Jr.
Bird Boy Art Smith. The achievements of a notable
boy, in words and pictures.
Boys' Books Reviewed. Hints for boys seeking good
Novel Inventions and Natural Wonders. Photographs
and brief descriptions of the quaint, the unusual and
the new in science and nature.
For the Boys to Make. Useful and interesting things
which a boy can make of wood, metal and concrete.
Everyday Electricity. How to handle electricity and
how to make simple apparatus. By Don Cameron
The Photographic Contest. Open to all subscribers.
The Stamp Collector. A page for the boy philatelist.
Funnybone Ticklers. A page of fun in words and
Twelve numbers of The American Boy contain the equivalent of five long story books, six volumes of short stones, two volumes
of articles a volume on photography, a volume of history, a volume of humor, a volume on manual training a volume of
interesting items eighteen books worth not less than one dollar apiece-eighteen dollars worth of reading, all for one dollar.
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