Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Fri, 13 May 1994 15:36:49 EDT
Scott Dillard <scott.dillard@CHRYSALIS.ORG> writes:
>Does anyone have access to the old Boys' Life Reprints? I would love to
>get copies of all of them. Will gladly reimburse expenses.
I've got the old First Class and Second Class reprints as well as
several one or two pagers that explain uses for the neckerchief, first
aid things, and hiking symbols and a "sample topographic map". Let me
see what extras I can round up for you.
The First Class and Second Class books were being thrown out from a
military library, along with several merit badge books that I was at
the right time and place to get. The books were called "Be First
Class" and "Be Second Class" and had many of the Boys' Life reprints
>I only have the Indian Lore one, and will gladly make copies for anyone
>interested. It's about 16 pages doubled sided and contains mostly
>half-page articles (with illustrations) of how-to-do's about American
>Indian related topics (mostly costumes and accessories).
>Questions to you trivia fiends (and to which I don't know the answers):
>Most of the signed articles are by Ben Hunt and Lone Eagle. Are they
>one and the same? If not, who are they?
Nope....Ben Hunt and Lone Eagle are NOT the same individuals. I will
check and see what I can dig up on each. If anyone can help me out
here, I would appreciate it, since my OA stuff here isn't a whole lot
and my Scouting biblio stuff only goes back so far. But I am sure
that they are not the same person. Lone Eagle used to go and do "personal
appearances" at local Council rallies in the 50s.
>Did Ben Hunt do these articles before or after he published his
>Indiancraft book(s)? I speak of *book(s)* because I have The Complete
>How-to Book of Indiancraft that was (according to the Editor's
>Introduction) compiled from several that were published in 1930-40's.
>Regarding the last two questions, the illustrations from Boys' Life
>(including those in articles written by Lone Eagle) and Ben Hunt's book
>and notably similar. Did Ben Hunt do his own illustrations?
Not sure...I'm still checking on this one, Scott.
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