The Press: Life Camps

To each of 229 homes where the sun rarely penetrates in the slums of Greater New York City there came last week a penny postcard. Each card carried the message, "Arrived safely at Life Camp."

Thus, for 51 summers, boys and girls have told their parents or nearest of kin what happened to them on July 1. Founded by John Ames Mitchell, editor of Life the Comic Weekly, the camps this year became the responsibility of LIFE the Picture Weekly, published by TIME Inc. The editors and publishers of the new LIFE resolved that Life...

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