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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: #11 [257]
Published: January 29, 1959, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing: Joseph G. Schaller (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) Air Control Tower
Featuring: What Can You Do?
Credits: Pencils: Bill Martin (signed) | Inks: Bill Martin (signed)

Activity (1 page)
Featuring: Game Page
Synopsis: Five activities. Space Cadet Jones landed on the planet Beeteljuse and is thrown in irons. They will release him if he can solve this puzzle, otherwise it's the steaming mung pits of Vazoozoo for Jones. How many squares are there in the figure on the left? Lay these six toothpicks so that each one touches every other one and you can't bend or break them. Dr. Ding just came back from ten years of jungle research. He is asked by a radio interviewer what the rarest disease is. A wise man is trying to solve a problem. From what six-letter word can you subtract one and have twelve left?
Characters: Space Cadet Jones Dr. Ding Wise Man

Comic Story (6 pages) The People Who Help Keep Them Flying Part 2
Featuring: What Can You Do?
Synopsis: An in-depth look at air traffic control. We find out the responsibilities of the Local Control, Flight Data and Ground Control positions. We also find out the expected salary and the qualifications required to become an Air Traffic Controller and even a look at the application Form-57 that you would need to fill out and pass a civil-service exam to qualify.
Credits: Script: William C. Treon (credited) | Pencils: Bill Martin (signed) | Inks: Bill Martin (signed)
Genre: Aviation
Characters: Mr. Smith Wallace

Comic Story (5 pages) Basketball
Featuring: Terry Brennan's Do It Yourself
Synopsis: Everything a basketball player ever wanted to know about passing, dribbling and taking a shot.
Credits: Script: Terry Brennan (credited) | Pencils: Fran Matera (signed) | Inks: Fran Matera (signed)
Genre: Sports
Characters: Terry Brennan

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Chuck White and His Friends
Synopsis: Dick Elgin is welcomed home by his fellow students as the new slalom champ. Coach Davis has a broken leg and Fr. Carroll asks Chuck to help the team until a new coach can be found. Red Jones makes a deal with Slim. Slim will get the coaching job and Red will get Flagpole for the New York Barnstormers team. Flagpole is not playing well and at half-time, Red asks him to play with his racoon cap on. This calms him down and actually helps his playing. The team comes back to win the game, thanks to Flagpole. Red tells him he should go professional and sign with the Barnstormers.
Credits: Script: Frank Moss [as Max Pine] (credited) | Pencils: Frank Borth (signed) | Inks: Frank Borth (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Chuck White Coach Davis Red Jones Slim Flagpole Boyd

Text Story (3 pages) Arthur Became King
Featuring: Once Upon a Time...
Credits: Script: Eric St. Clair (credited) | Letters: typeset
Characters: King Arthur

Comic Story (6 pages) St. Nicholas Patron of Russia
Featuring: Piercing the Iron Curtain
Synopsis: A story about St. Nicholas. All we know for certain about him, is that he was once Bishop of Myra. The rest is a story of tradition and legend. When Dutch settlers came to New York, the children were saying "San Nicolaas", but they would say it so often and fast, that it sounded like, "Santa Claus".
Credits: Script: Catherine Beebe (credited) | Pencils: Paul Karch (signed) | Inks: Paul Karch (signed)
Genre: Historical Religious
Characters: St. Nicholas

Comic Story (6 pages) Off to the Stars!- Part 1
Featuring: Kidnapped by a Space Ship!
Synopsis: It is June 1970 and space travel has been a reality for the past ten years, but interest has died down since the discovery that no other planet in our solar system can support human life. Dr. Ney has invented a Galaxial Drive that will allow travel at speeds far exceeding that of light. This will allow travel beyond our solar system and to other galaxies. Tests are done and the ship is completed, but Dr. Ney is not allowed to travel in his own ship. His life is much too valuable to be risked on this first flight. The crew straps down and prepares for takeoff.
Credits: Script: Frances E. Crandall (credited) | Pencils: Frank Moss [as F. M.] (signed) | Inks: Frank Moss [as F. M.] (signed)
Genre: Adventure Science Fiction
Characters: Colonel Martin Jean Martin Tom Pratt Dr. Ney

Comic Story (1 page) Eat at Joe's
Featuring: Pierre
Genre: Humor
Characters: Pierre

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page)
Synopsis: Promo ad that compares Treasure Chest's stories and its readers with bees and a beehive. Fun and fact to swarm in every issue.
Characters: Hannibal Bear

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