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This Treasure Chest comic was originally sourced from The Catholic University of America Archives. I have cropped, cleaned up and enhanced it using some or all of the following: XnView for Windows (great freeware program), MS Paint and Office 2010. When the Archive pages are of poor quality, which averages about 3-4 pages a comic, I have replaced with pages from my collection, providing I have a copy that will not be damaged due to scanning.
Volume: #14, Issue: #1 [247]
Published: September 11, 1958, Price: [none], Pages: 36, Editing: Joseph G. Schaller (editor); Richard J. Voelkel (associate editor); Victor Keuping (art director); Carl Beachum (copy editor)
Color: Full Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U.S., Later Standard Silver Age U.S., Later Still Standard Modern Age U.S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: The Champ in the Circus
Credits: Pencils: Frank Borth (signed) | Inks: Frank Borth (signed)
Genre: Adventure Humor

Activity (1 page)
Featuring: Puzzle Page
Synopsis: Four activities. Fit these 20 small words together to spell at least 18 large words. Jack is paying Mike $73 with seven bills, none of which are $1 bills. What is the value of each of the seven bills? Look carefully at the above figure and tell whether the black mark is on the bottom or top of the figure. Fill in the blanks and spell the names of three well-known trees. Answers are upside-down on the bottom of the page.
Credits: Pencils: Bill Berry (signed) | Inks: Bill Berry (signed)

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: The Champ in the Circus
Synopsis: Frumson Wooters shows up at Hornbeam's Circus, in the hopes of finding a job. The circus is a broken down affair that has seen better times. The clowns don't even try to be funny anymore. Unless Col. Hornbeam can pay his bills, the US Marshall will foreclose the mortgage next week. Frumson finds out they're not hiring because they're broke. He tries his luck at a high striker (use a mallet to ring the bell on top of a tower) and loses his dime. Unaware that the cable is controlled by the operator of the game, he tries again, determined to ring the bell and winds up breaking the game.
Credits: Script: Capt. Frank Moss (credited) | Pencils: Frank Borth (signed) | Inks: Frank Borth (signed)
Genre: Adventure Humor
Characters: Frumson (The Champ) Wooters Col. Horatio Hornbeam Blackie Salter Gunboat Mr. Slade

Text Article (1 page)
Featuring: JGS's Scratch Pad
Synopsis: The editor tells the readers what sort of features Treasure Chest will be having during the new school year.
Credits: Script: Joseph G. Schaller (editor) | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Terry Brennan's Do It Yourself!
Synopsis: This issue features tips on how to keep yourself in condition spiritually, have the proper attitude when you win and also to lose with grace. He stresses that studies come first before sports.
Credits: Script: Terry Brennan (credited) | Pencils: Fran Matera (signed) | Inks: Fran Matera (signed)
Genre: Sports
Characters: Terry Brennan

Text Article (1 page) Make Mine Vanilla/Double Dutch
Featuring: The First Time
Synopsis: Two text articles with two accompanying illustrations. The first story tells how a little girl was waiting for a druggist to put a scoop of ice cream into her dish, but he accidentally dropped it into a glass of soda water. Before he could remove it, she began to eat it. On that day in 1874, the ice cream soda was invented. The other story tells the pre-Civil War origins of double-dutch jump roping in Tennessee, where grapevines were substituted for jump rope.
Credits: Pencils: Lloyd Ostendorf (signed) | Inks: Lloyd Ostendorf (signed)

Comic Story (7 pages) Patron of China … St. Joseph
Featuring: Piercing the Iron Curtain
Synopsis: The story of St. Joseph, starting from when he was a young man.
Credits: Script: Catherine Beebe (credited) | Pencils: Paul Karch [as P. K.] (signed) | Inks: Paul Karch [as P. K.] (signed)
Genre: Religious
Characters: Jesus Joseph Mary St. Joseph Melchior Caspar Balthazar

Cartoon (1 page)
Featuring: Treasure Chest's Joke Page
Credits: Script: Frank Huffman (signed) | Pencils: Frank Huffman (signed) | Inks: Frank Huffman (signed)
Genre: Humor

Text Article (1 page) Once Upon a Time...
Synopsis: The top half of the page is an article from the editor telling the readers how in the weeks to come, Eric St. Clair will be retelling old fables and stories, but giving them a new touch.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Text Story (4 pages) …Midas Heard a Song
Credits: Script: Eric St. Clair (credited)
Genre: Humor Fantasy
Characters: King Midas

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Chuck White and His Friends
Synopsis: School has started and Chuck is visiting his old alma mater, St. John's High School. Mike Kelly quit school to take a construction job and Father Carroll asks Chuck to visit Mike to talk him into quitting his job and returning to school and the football team. Mike tells Chuck he wants to be independent, be his own boss and not have anyone tell him what to do. Sally and Teddy drive past the construction site on their bikes and Mike drives a bulldozer to show off for them and then acts like he hardly knows them at all and leaves for dinner.
Credits: Script: Frank Moss [as Max Pine] (credited) | Pencils: Frank Borth (signed) | Inks: Frank Borth (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Chuck White Mike Kelly Father Carroll Dutch Berger Joe Kelly Sally Teddy

Comic Story (1 page) Burying Bones
Featuring: Pierre
Synopsis: A dog won't leave Pierre alone until he buries its bone for him.
Genre: Humor
Characters: Pierre

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page)
Synopsis: A nun invites a group of children to come into what looks like the doors of a school for their copies of Treasure Chest. The text describes the wealth of features that can be found in this year's batch of issues and how it can prepare today's youth for their future careers.

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