DALE Arch

DALE Arch

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE OF PERSON\D\DALE Arch, The Left & the Right, 1945, 3.jpg                The Left And The Right. Winnipeg Free Press, 1945.

“He still gets mad when you ask him why he decided to homestead. He has a        theory that the prairies owe their Scottish settlers to the fact the Scotsmen like    company in their misery and they are ready to suppress the truth to get that company. For it was the glowing accounts from his friends across the sea, of riches incalculable to be had from the rich homesteads of Saskatchewan that drew Arch to this country. If the 100 mile stage trip from Wishart to his new home initiated some doubts in his mind, a few months on the land confirmed them, and it was not long before Arch was working for the Free Press.

Since then he has left the Free Press to work again in England, where he became fed up with the extremes of richness and poverty, and in Chicago and New York, where he spent most of his time, he says, on street cars getting to and from work. For the past 18 years he has been settled in Winnipeg and he says its for good. The Free Press hopes so.                                                                                              The Left And The Right. Winnipeg Free Press, 1945.

Born 31 May1882 in Dundee Scotland.

By age 17 years he was producing cartoons for the Dundee Courier and later for two years for The Glasgow News, after which he freelanced in London England. His observations of the plight of the people working in the jute mills and coal mines around Dundee and living in the slums in Glasgow had a deep impact on him.

He immigrated to Touchwood Hills in Saskatchewan to homestead but the enterprise was unsuccessful. He moved to Winnipeg in 1907 and sold a cartoon to the Winnipeg Free Press which landed him a job at the Grain-Grower’s Guide. In 1910, he hired on at the Winnipeg Free Press.

Profiting through real estate speculation from the boom and bust cycles in Winnipeg, he used the money to return to Scotland for a visit but he stayed for three years working first for The Manchester Dispatch, then with the Harmworth Syndicate. In 1913, he returned to Winnipeg and The Grain Grower’s Guide.

He created a cartoon strip called “Doo-Dads” for the Guide. In 1921, he took it to Chicago U.S. A. where it was syndicated by the Universal Feature and Specialty Co. in fifty newspapers in Canada and the U.S. Preferring Winnipeg winters to Chicago lifestyle, he returned to Winnipeg in 1927 and joined the staff of the Free Press where he stayed till retirement in 1954. Western political turbulence in the 1930’s causing the rise of the CCF and Social Credit, were a boon to an editorial cartoonist like Dale. He was at his best and is remembered for his portrayals of Prime Minister W.B. Bennett and Alberta Premier William Aberhart. In his cartoons he sided with the Western farmers in their fights against high interest rates, high tariffs, high freight rates and injustices in the grain trade.

He died in Winnipeg in the Spring of 1962.

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Content cartoon editorial & Cover book front:

The Left And The Right. Winnipeg Free Press, 1945.

SOURCE:

Article book:

The Hecklers. Writ. & Ed.., Peter Desbarates & Terry Mosher. McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1979: 86-91, 234 – 235.

Paper:

Papers Read Before The Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba. Series III, Number 19. Ed., Douglas Kemp. Winnipeg, 1964: “Arch Dale: The Pictorial Spokesman Of The West.” Writ., Peter Kuch: 44-49.

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C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\D\DALE Arch, The Left & the Right, 1945, fc.jpgThe Left And The Right. Winnipeg Free Press, 1945.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\D\DALE Arch, Hist & Scien Soc of Manitoba, 1964, 46.jpgPapers read before the Historical & Scientific Society of Manitoba, 1964: 46. Through permission from the Provincial Archives.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\D\DALE Arch, Hist & Scien Soc of Manitoba, 1964, 49.jpgPapers read before the Historical & Scientific Society of Manitoba, 1964: 49. Through permission from the Provincial Archives.