CANADA JACK CLUB

CANADA JACK CLUB

The Canada Jack Club was an unusual invention. In the comic book it was a group of youngsters who assisted “Canada Jack” in his wartime efforts. It was also a club the readers of Canadian Heroes could join and receive a membership card, badge and secret code. But the club went beyond that. It also gave out Honour Certificates to those members who engaged in citizenship efforts. These individuals who submitted their activities were also featured in the Canadian Heroes. Also a “Fellow Members” page appeared in Canadian Heroes in which drawings of members plus their names and addresses were featured. Clearly this club went beyond the simple dictates of business. It was obviously part of Halperin’s objective to guide children to be good citizens through education and to create bonds among like minded individuals.

Canadian Heroes vol. 2, no. 3, July 1943 introduced us to “Canada Jack Club”.

Editoral . . .

CANADA JACK CLUB

“ On page 49 of this issue we announce the formation of a “Canada Jack Club” which will be open to every boy and girl reader of CANADIAN HEROES. The “Canada Jack Club” is not just another club where one attends meetings whenever one wishes, or where one may do whatever one wishes at one’s own convenience without regard to other people concerned. On the other hand the “Canada Jack Club” will have no regimentation or iron-handed discipline.

The “Canada Jack Club” is a voluntary means whereby young Canadian boys and girls, whether they belong to the Scouts or the Guides or the Junior Red Cross, or whether they live in isolated country areas where the child population is too small for such organized groups, it is for all young Canadians, no matter where they live, who want to get together and “do things” for the war effort.

YOU will decide what you want to do – have a circus and raise money for war savings certificates, collect salvage in your district, run errands for the Red Cross, pick up books and magazines for the armed forces, or whatever else YOU think you should do. If YOU want the aid or assistance of the Editors of CANADIAN HEROES you may feel free to write us whenever you wish – we will always be happy to hear from you and co-operate with you in your activities.

Get your friends together and join the “Canada Jack Club” today.”

Canadian Heroes, 2-3, July 1943:49. Inside front cover.

 

Each member got a membership card, badge and secret code book with which he or she could read secret coded messages in Canadian Heroes. Each member could share in club activities and were invited to send in accounts of services performed. If their service was selected for publication they were made an “Honour Member” and given a “Certificate of Merit”.

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PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Introduction:

“Editorial: Introduction of Canada Jack Club.” No author. Canadian Heroes, 2-3, July 1943: Inside

Front Cover.

Advertisement:

“Now Every Boy And Girl Can Join The Canada Jack Club.” Canadian Heroes, 2-3, July 1943:49.

“Have You joined the CANADA JACK CLUB yet?” Canadian Heroes, 2-6, Oct. 1943: 17.

“Join the CANADA JACK CLUB now!” Canadian Heroes, 3-1, Nov./Dec. 1943: 48..

“Are YOU wearing the badge of the CANADA JACK CLUB?” Canadian Heroes, 3-4, March 1944: 50.

“Canada Jack Club Fellow Members …” Canadian Heroes, 3-6, May 1944: 15.

“Enroll now in the Canada Jack Club.” Canadian Heroes, 4-1, June 1944: 46.

“Join The Canada Jack Club Now!’ Canadian Heroes, 4-2, July 1944: 23.

“Join The Canada Jack Club and be eligible for an Honour Certificate.” Canadian Heroes, 5-4, July 1945: 44.

Game & contest:

“A new GAME CONTEST in CODE.” Canadian Heroes, 3-5, April 1944: 42.

“Your YKHKQNEJC Contest in Code.” Canadian Heroes, 3-6, May 1944: 16..

“Contest Winners.” “Canadian Heroes, 4-1, June 1944: 44.

“It’s Fun It”s Easy Win A Prize.” Canadian Heroes, 4-1, June 1944: 46.

“Code Contest Key No. 8.” Canadian Heroes, 4-2, July 1944: 23.

“Your New Contest.” Canadian Heroes, 4-6, January 1945: 40.

“The Winner of the Funniest Animal Contest is Alex Otten, Kingston. Ontario. Canadian Heroes, 5-1, February 1945: 56.

“The winner of the ‘Articles In The Picture’ contest is Jack Miller, St. John N.B. Canadian Heroes, 5-3, June 1945: 61.

“The winner of the ‘Name This Animal Contest’ George Franks, Toronto, Ontario. Canadian Heroes, 5-4, July 1945: 45.

Honour Roll:

“True Stories Of Our Honour Members.” Canadian Heroes, 2-6, Oct. 1943: 16.

“True Stories Of Our Honour Members: Eric MacDonald, Hull Quebec.” Canadian Heroes, 3-1, Nov./Dec. 1943: 47.

“Our Honour Member for this month is Norman Browne Montreal Quebec.” Canadian Heroes, 3-4, March 1944: 49.

“Our Honour Member for this month is Winston Kent Simcoe, Ontario.” Canadian Heroes, 3-5, April 1944: 41.

“This Month’s Honour Member is Harold Crawford Roslin Ontario.” Canadian Heroes, 3-6, May 1944: 14.

“This Month’s Honour Member is Berniece Brown, Verdun Quebec.” Canadian Heroes, 4-2, July 1944: 22.

“Honour Member: Joyce Lambert, Collingwood Ontario.” Canadian Heroes, 4-6, January 1945: 39.

“Honour Member: “Chuck Flader, Vancouver B.C.” Canadian Heroes, 5-1, February 1945: 55.

“Honour Member: Buddy Craig, Leaside Ontario. Canadian Heroes, 5-3, June 1945: 61.

“This Month’s Honour Member: Lauchie Cameron, Dartmouth, N.S. Canadian Heroes, 5-5, September 1945: 60..

Other Members:

“Meet Some More Of Our Active Members.” Canadian Heroes, 4-1, June 1944: 45.

“Fellow Members of the Canada Jack Club.” Canadian Heroes, 4-2, July 1944: 24.

“Fellow Members.” Canadian Heroes, 4-6, January 1945: 38.

“Fellow Members.” Canadian Heroes, 5-1, February 1945: 54.

“Fellow Members.” Canadian Heroes, 5-3, June 1945: 62.

“Fellow Members.” Canadian Heroes, 5-4, July 1945: 43.

“Fellow Members.” Canadian Heroes, 5-5, September 1945: 60-61. Print. Photographs of the members rather than drawings appear in this issue.

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Periodical graphic:

Canadian Heroes, 2-3, July 1943:Inside front cover..

GALLERY:

Canadian Heroes, 2-3, July 1943:49.

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Canadian Heroes, 3-1, Nov./Dec. 1943: 47.

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Canadian Heroes, 4-2, July 1944: 22.

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Canadian Heroes, 4-6, January 1945: 39.

Canadian Heroes, 5-3, June 1945:61.

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Canadian Heroes, 5-3, June 1945:62.