"In praise of atoms," Adventures Ahead March-April 1952

Title

"In praise of atoms," Adventures Ahead March-April 1952

Subject

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Description

Article about the Adventures inside the atom comic book," and its use by students.

COMIC BOOKS have come in for
wide criticism as well as hearty
praise. Some may call the series General
Electric publishes "comics," but
we refer to them as cartoon narratives,
since they are in cartoon form and narrate
a story on some phase of science.
The latest endorsement of the value of
General Electric cartoon narratives has
come to our attention in the form of a
letter from a member of the legal department
of The Register and Tribune,
published in Des Moines, Iowa, and
affiliated through ownership with Look
and Quick magazines.
It all started because we received a
request for some science material for
Barry Zacherle, who has just entered
junior high school. His father had
asked us for any scientific materials we
had at hand; so we shipped him a
selection, including the cartoon narrative
called "Adventures Inside the
Atom," which deals simply with the
atoms. Barry must have soaked up
quantities of the material because he
gave a talk on atomic energy in his social studies class, which by accident
the superintendent of Des Moines
schools heard. He asked Barry to appear
before the school board. But
Barry's father modestly wrote that he
felt " it was substantially attributable
to the information he had received from
General Electric. We know that his
only information in the field of atomic
energy at this point has been received
not from the schools but from his
studies at home. Though he has some
other atomic energy source material,
the best of it and the most understandable
at his level, comes from the comic
books which you sent us."

Creator

General Electric Company

Source

[no text]

Publisher

General Electric Company

Date

1952

Contributor

[no text]

Rights

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Relation

References the Adventures inside the atom comic book.

Format

Magazine

Language

eng

Type

Magazine

Identifier

page 31

Coverage

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