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It's poison, poison! Do not eat! — J.
Cricket,” wrote our hero, quite sure the vil lain's chance to win was dropping close to zero. Vet, even if he'd gummed the game of wicked old Stromboli — to kill their crew with poison stew — he swore, by all that’s holy, he’d catch that murderer alive to get liis just deserts, and make him pay for evil ways and pay until it hurts! In desperation he would try — perhaps without success -— to stir the patriotic blood that even bugs possess. United brothers they might stand and not be overpowered. So. though, alas! you scratch a flea and often find a coward, he played his trumpet loud enough to bring them on the jump, and knew that as he blew, perhaps he’d played his final trump! They came, those jumping savages from just across the border, to listen to his liery chat on justice, law and order. “My friends,” he cried. “Four-listed lleas! My democratic biters! You must not take this lying down; the time has come for fighters. Stromboli wants to kill you off; he's jealous of your earnings. Hut underdogs must have their - day, and even worms their turnings!” Drawings by Walt Disney Studios; Text by Harriet Eager Davis. Jiminy Cricket's further adventures, as depicted here, are an exclusive THIS WEEK feature, inspired by Walt Disney’s newest feature-length success, "Pinocchio" NEXT WEEK * * * IS ZEPPO BEING TRICKED? ewalt Disney Productions HELL'S GRAVEYARD Continued from page four was to set up a Juvenile Commission com posed of physicians, psychiatrists, priests, ministers, lawyers, businessmen, educators and otiiers. No longer are Garfield's juvenile offenders arrested and hurled behind bars; they are led quietly before the Commission, which does not concern itself merely with the bare facts of the case, as would a docket crowded police court. The Commission delves into a boy’s history, environment, parentage, habits, mentality, school record, favorite activities, dislikes, ambitions. Commission members visit his home, talk to his parents. Playmates and schoolmates are interviewed. A program is then mapped out for him, and agents of the Commission strive to help the boy follow this program. No youthful offender, no matter what the crime, is booked in Garfield today. "That's putting a brand on them,” says Gabriel. “That's calling them criminals be fore they’ve had a chance. I’m convinced that there’s no such thing as a bad boy. He isn’t born bad. He may grow bad — but that’s because somebody or something gave him the urge to steal. Surveys show that the vast majority of our criminals were maladjusted when youths. They were booked and bullied and branded. From the way the kids have been treated in the past in Garfield — and in most other cities, too — it’s a wonder we haven't raised a nation of criminals. "Today we don’t look to humiliate or punish an offender — we aim to correct him. You see, we are not so much interested in what he did as we are in why he did it. If we can locate that ‘why’ and eliminate it. we achieve far more than years in a reformatory (Continued on page 12) The fleas forgot the hours they spent in slaving under orders, forgot their foolish dis contents, their quarrels and disorders. Like men, they answered to the call, and fell into formation, and marched about with roar and shout, one big and happy nation. But volun teers, though full of cheers, don’t always win the prizes. And war's a curse, Stromboli worse — and both can spring surprises! ^ oicCUlT ^ ^ _ A I i_ *S^8ST/ #SS*A ® A Balanced Breakfast* that’s Mighty Good to Taste J | There’s a cool, delightful zing to the breakfast pictured here —a blend of flavors "made to order” for a lazy " ^ morning-appetite. The subtle nut-like taste of toasted whole wheat strands, the delicate raspberry tang, all drenched with milk and sweetened as you like. Refreshing to the palate, and behind it all you get a nicely balanced breakfast. *In the two biscuits with a cupful or more of milk and the berries are eight of the vital food values every body needs —three Vitamins (A, B, and C), Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus, Carbohydrates and Proteins. Lady, set this magic low-cost morning meal before that fam ily of yours, and watch them go for it. It’s hard to find such balanced nourishment that tastes so downright good. Be sure to get these tender biscuits from the National Biscuit ovens, in the famous Niagara Falls package. NATIONAL BISCUIT SHREDDED WHEAT THE ORIGINAL NIAGARA FALLS PRODUCT '