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Racey Cartoon List: Drawer 8

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1. “Right Over His Employers Head Again”

Montreal:Graft in city council

 

2. “The Man Who Pays for It All”

Arbitration for MontrealWater and Power Company

 

3. “Finest in the World”

Quebecpoultry

 

4. “Vivisection”

Montrealwater deal and the Royal Commission

 

5. “The Civic Elections”

Electing the right people to eliminate crime, vice, andimmorality

 

6. “Desecration for Money-Making Purposes”

University of Montreal’s proposal to build a universitybuilding on Mount Royal Park

 

7. “The Warning Sign”

MontrealCharter

 

8. “The Province and the Man Who Put It on the Map”

Sir Jean Lomer Gouin

 

9. “Why Encourage the Crow to Damage Your Crop? BuyCanadian Made Goods and Keep the Dollars for Yourself”

Foreign made goods

 

10. “Be Careful”

Montrealmunicipal elections

 

11. “Blindfolded and in the Dark”

Montrealproperty owners voting on a loan three months before the elections

 

12. “Pre-empire Conference Dreams”

R.B. Bennett dreaming about the glory of a new economicempire reached by inter-empire trade

 

13. “Our Grasshopper Government”

McMurray, Bureau, King pictured as grasshoppers hoppingamongst various federal government issues

 

14. “Quite Encouraging”

Complaint against solicitor general E.J. McMurray who hasreduced the sentence on Montrealcriminals

 

15. “Food for Thought”

Advertising Montrealas a dangerous place to visit

 

16. “The Magnet That Draws Them”

Negative portrayal of Montrealbeing soft on criminals

 

17. “Tied to His Tail”

Negative comment on the Montreal police force not being able to dotheir job because of political interference

 

18. “Bienvenue!”

Visit of the Empire Parliamentary Association to Montreal

 

19. “Automobile Accessory”

Mounting toll of automobile fatalities

 

20. “The Market Convalescent”

Economy suffering from German liquidation, minimum prices,and trade restrictions

 

21. “Labor Lost”

Baldwin-Poincare conference

 

22. “A Journalistic Error in France”

British spy story

 

23. “Where March Came in Like a Roaring Lion”

Chamberlain being buffeted by a roaring lion labelled“league dispute”

 

24. “Another One Gone. And Then There Were Two”

“Russiaand the United Statesare the only big nations not in the League in Nations!!”

Uncle Sam and his Russian counter-part sitting on a fence

 

25. “Interesting Mural Fragment Dealing With Some VeryAncient Custom Taken from Tutankhamen’s Tomb, Now Being Translated byEgyptologists”

Quebecwater commission

 

26. “It Should Be An Easy Choice”

The Saar having to chosebetween Nazi Germany and France

 

27. “As It Appears From Over the Fence”

A mish-mash of American political parties depicted asmythical animals

 

28. “He Seldom Has Occasion to Laugh But When He DoesHe Enjoys It”

Montreal tax-payer versus Montreal city council whohave enormous borrowing powers

 

29. “The New Deal”

Canadaholding 5 cards: R.B. Bennett, agriculture, industry, labour, & protection

 

30. “What the Solid Bloc Would Let Quebec In For”

Shake-down of Quebec andthe east by westerners who will be making them pay for the Hudson Bay railway

 

31. “Old Montreal”

Criticism of the city of Montreal dump which pollutes and poisons theair “instead of using incineration or other scientific methods ofdisposal”

 

32. “Who Gets the Apple?”

Montrealmayorality race

 

33. “A Suggestion”

Policeman posting a public notice saying that vehicles musthave a light within the Montrealcity limits

 

34. “Very Much So”

A stinking garbage can labelled “conditions whichcaused the Coderre police probe report”

 

35. “The Nigger in the Needed Woodpile”

An indictment of ward politics

 

36. “Sur la Grève Provinciale”

Votes for women in Quebec

 

37. “Another Can to Fill”

Shows Montrealtax-payer as a cow having to fill a lot of buckets labelled“Taxation”

 

38. “Petty and Contemptible, or, the Little FellowsMeans of Livelihood in Danger”

Plutocrat addressing a newsboy. Patronage and corruption in Montreal.

 

39. “It Makes a Difference”

Quote from Smollett re how the apothecary squirmed whentaking his own medicine. French tariff commentary.

 

40. “Montreal’sTumblerig”

Mayor Martin shown as a wobble toy.

 

41. “Nailing It Up for Watchful Reference”

Calendar is being nailed up showing Jan. 1931 and callingfor the return of Dr. Manion back to Montrealin 1936.

 

42. “What the Public Wants to Know”

Montreal City Council not responding to investigation oftyphoid epidemic

 

43. “The Attempted Dust Screen”

Slanderous accusations were being made against Patenaude bythe King candidate.

 

44. “The Systematic Purchase of Canadian-Made Goodswould soon…Give employment to the Unemployed”

Wants exports to outweigh imports.

 

45. “Summer Sports”

Profiteer fisherman trolling the public “fish.”

 

46. “Old Mother Hubbard”

Empty stock market cupboard with a bull looking in;speculator as a dog looking in on empty shelves.

 

47. “Mr. Micawber Lamb Waiting for Something to turnUp”

A sheared sheep in patched clothes waiting outside porticoof the stock market.

 

48. “The Financial Natural Historian”

Cartoon bank president with a butterfly net chasing anotheropposition president portrayed as a butterfly

 

49. “An Anomalous Condition that Should Soon Cease– We Hope”

Comment on the unemployment situation. Cart drawn by anexhausted farmer, the cart loaded with sacks of “taxation forrelief” and a horse representing the physically fit on relief.

 

50. “The New Temporary Pilot”

[Hugh] Guthrie [Conservative leader 1926-1927] flying anairplane labelled “conservative policy”

 

51. “Those Broadcast Disputes”

The devil sitting in a dressing gown listening to radiobroadcasts of church controversies.

 

52. “Hard at Work”

A wildcat shearing a sheep marked “sucker”referring to proceeds of sales of phoney stocks

 

53. “Wanted – a Little EducationalPropaganda”

Shows Prime Minister W.L.M. King as a lumberman referring toridiculous questions he was asked on a Londontrip.

 

54.”Four Hearts With But a Single Thought; Four Clubsthat Beat as One”

Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Saskatchewanand Albertadeclare prohibition and beat John Barleycorn back into a grave

 

55. “Human Nature”

Comment on violence and war. Angel recovering at home(“Peace – and me scarcely convalescent”) while reading ofnations’ plans to prepare for another war.

 

56. “Another Attempt”

Dove of peace anchored to a rock labelled “Franco-BritishMisunderstanding”

 

57. “Playing the Duce With Her Nerves”

Peace of Europe portrayedas a woman in a chaise threatened by Mussolini

 

58. “Just One Spark and ---Sept. 23, 1930

Fanatical man inTurkish dress waving a pistol and sitting on a powder keg labelled “War Powder”

 

59. “The Katzenjammer Kids”

Portrays the world as aninjured, beaten and distracted man while various German threats run amok

 

60. “Stupidity and Vandalism or, the Thin Edge of theWedge”

A “patronage-peddling” alderman chopping downtrees in Mount Royal Parkto make way for a “stupid and useless sunken automobile road.”

 

61. “Feeding the Dog of War”

Representative of the Japanesenavy feeding a vicious dog from a plate labelled“appropriations for 22 new battleships”

 

62. “En avent”

Quebecbudget commentary

 

63. “Such a SuperiorityComplex”

The “technocracy twins” named “doom”and “gloom” say that politics and economics don’t matter

 

64. “A Monument to Human Nature”

Disarmament talks portrayed as a tower of babel

 

65. “In the U.S.A.”

Hey-diddle-diddle theme showing a bull (market) jumping overa moon (stock values) while a cat (business situation) plays a fiddle (restoredconfidence).

 

66. “Indifferentto Protests”

A car labelled “Jap Army and Navy” filled with Japanese riders careening over peace, the League of Nations and world interests;

 

67. “Disturbing Her Peaceful Meditations”

League of Nations knitting, disturbed by Japan’s refusal to be governed by League of Nations vote in the Sino-Japanese affair

 

68. “My Lady – My Watchdog Seems to InspireAmusement Instead of Fear in Him”

Figure representing world peace and a tiny lap dog as League of Nations threatened by figure dressed as a Romansoldier with tag “World Armaments”

 

69. “Those Rapid Change Cabinets”

Comment on French government financial crisis and changingcabinet

 

70. “Unsophisticated in Foreign Diplomacy”

“Uncle Sam” boy character poking at a wasp nest labelled “Japan”

 

71. “Perfidious Samuel! He Wants His Money!”

Figure of Uncle Sam demanding repayment of war debts from Europe whose expenditures have been on armaments instead

 

72. “Viva Italia”

Figure of “John Bull” [England] receiving war debt paymentfrom Italian

 

73. “The HolidaySeason”

The plundering of humanity through constant holiday travelto Europe by North Americans

 

74. “The New Easter Hat”

Nations of the world spending more money on armaments thanany other consumer products

 

75. “The Last of the Hatch That Was Nearly TooLate…” April 16, 1927

Prorogation of Parliament

 

76. “Disintegration”

Collapseof German financial institutions

 

77. “The New Razor”

A world where the hair is armaments being shaved by a razornamed “Naval Parley”

 

78. “In the League of NationsTonsorial Parlours”

Customer in a barber chair with bayonets sticking out allover his head; barber is labelled“Disarmament Commission”

 

79. “Another Stepping Stone”

Depicts a man as the world jumping across a stream on rocks labelled “Genoa”and “Lausanne”

 

80. “Contra-accounts”

Turkeyvs. Greecepresenting reparation bills

 

81. “No Accident”

A man being bombarded by falling bricks, depicting high costof building in Quebec

 

82. “No Milk Forthcoming”January 18, 1923

Germanyas a skinny rundown cow unable to give milk; i.e., reparations

 

83. “The Voter”

Telling Canadians to take off their rose-coloured glassesand demand cooperation of all parties in light of the political and economicconditions in Canada

 

84. “Outside the Great Gain”

Countries peaking through knot-holes in a high fence labelled “League of NationsPeace of the World Series”

 

85. “Forward Montreal”

Mayor Martin as an equivocator

 

86. “You Can Stop It”

Comment on buying Canadiangoods and having more money in your pocket from your paycheque

 

87. “The Winner and the Loser”

The world burdened under war costs and a prosperous Germanymarching along behind bearing no costs

 

88. “Fed Up With a Public Nuisance: Nova Scotia Also Throws a Brick”

Government liquor control of bootlegging

 

89. “A Useful Use”

Taxation of liquor by the Province of Quebec Liquor Control Board

 

90. “The Usual Ending to a Strike”

Three characters as bashed and beaten survivors of a strikein the coal mines, labelled“Miner,” “Public,” and “Owner”

 

91. “The War at Sea”

Destruction of a war ship

 

92. “Riding Forward Backwards”

A character labelled “Europe” facing backwards on a horse labelled “International Reconciliation”

 

93. “An Epochal Episode in World History”

British and Americanstatesmen working at the armament reduction conference with taxpayers of theirrespective countries peeking in the window

 

94. “The Third Attempt”

An angel listening at a door in Genevaas the League of Nations meets for the thirdtime to try to deal with disarmament

 

95. “The Struggling Trees”

Trees are labelled “Disarmament” and“Arbitration” and a dove of peace is wondering when they will growbig enough for him to shelter in

 

96. “Then and Now”

Two panels: top panel is labelledAugust 1914 and shows a militant Prussion vanquishing an angel of peace; bottompanel is labelled August 1929 and shows the angel driving away the tatteredPrussion

 

97. “Just See What He Left Behind”

Depicts 1932 as a victim of technocracies gloomy forebodings

 

98. “Montreal’s HeavyTaxation”

Depicts the government of Montreal dressed as Alicein Wonderland looking up at a grinning Cheshirecat in a tree; the Cheshire cat is labelled“Business and Working Enterprise”

 

99. “The Turning Tables”

A locomotive careening down a track labelled “Heavy Investment”threatening “Bus, Truck, Waterway, Air, Pipe & Co.”

 

100. “Tis Wisdom to Visualize the Result Before Acting”

A figure labelled“Labor” contemplating the residue of a bonfire labelled “The Ashes of Regret”

 

101. “The Only Way”

A developer hindered by the high costs of labour andbuilding materials

 

102. “He Dared to be a Daniel”

Senator Borah who proposed that war debts be cancelled inthe interests of world economic recovery

 

103. “The High Price of Fruit and Truck”

Indicatesthat false reports of bad crops mean that the price of produce will be high

 

104. “The Leak Caused by the Stock Slump”

President Hoover with his finger in the “U.S. Business Dyke” calling for help from industry, commerce andtrade

 

105. “The Relativeness of Rent and Landlords”

Comment on rapatious landlords

 

106. “Economy Extraordinary”

A long train full of family members and assorted relativesof “OntarioFarmers Economy Government Minister On An Official Trip”

 

107. “The Championship”

A huge hog in a trough, a commentary on profiteers

 

108. “More Margin Please”

A statement relating to the stock market

 

109. “Getting Larger and Larger”
Public demand for tax reduction

 

110. “The Receding Tide”

Labour and wages in a rowboat paddling away from rocks ofunemployment and inflated war-time prices

 

111. “The Avalanche, or, Another Royalist Autocrat Dethroned”

Defeat of a coal monopoly

 

112. “Her Star Boarder”

Hollandprofiting from Kaiser Wilhelmstaying in the country

 

113. “ChurchillKnows!”

Churchill as Santa Clauspromising to get rid of Hitler and his gang of rowdies

 

114. “With Heat and Fog Also”

British elections

 

115. “The Coolidge Navel Plan”

Hooverpresents limiting naval armament to a person depicted as a battered anddebt-ridden taxpaying world

 

116. “Can’t Be Kept Down”

Prime Minister Asquith as a bobble toy

 

117. “The Coal Strike”

A striking miner as the ultimate loser in the coal strike

 

118. “The UnionJack”
A tattered flag and is a call to support theBritish military

 

119. “Wanted – A Strict Cattle Protection Law”

Cruel and inhumane treatment of cattle cars on trains

 

120. “The Test”

Tariff protection of Made in Canada goods; shows a housewifesaying she would certainly buy Canadian made goods if they were equal inquality to imported goods

 

121. “Last at War”

Uncle Sam angry because the U.S. Senate has refused to ratifythe peace treaty

 

 

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