Quick News Weekly was first dated May 24, 1949 and ended with the June 1, 1953 issue. The 4-by-6-inch magazine, published in Des Moines IA by Cowles Magazines, Inc., was sold mainly near check registers at the market each week for 10¢. A total of 209 issues were published, and now I have all but 4. The 60-some pages were packed with news about Animals, Art, Book of the Week, Books, Business, Crime, Education, Entertainment, Fashion, Food, For Women Only, Good News, Health, Home Life, Labor, Magazine News, Male and Female, Movie of the Week, National News, Of-the-Week Stories, Pictures of the Week, Predictions, Quick Quiz, Quotes on the News, Religion, Science, Sports, Vital Statistics, What They're Saying, and World News. And by now even the ads are fascinating. The news was given in an unbiased way, without the garbage and disinformation we see today.
If anyone comes upon any of these issues that I don't yet have, for sale at a good price, please let me know:
May 24, 1949
May 31, 1949
June 20, 1949
Aug. 1, 1949
Oh, and by the way, here's what it said about Wally Cox:
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