Art: The Tokio Kid

Little Japs are infiltrating U.S. factories, beaming and slavering with wicked satisfaction but doing no good to Japan. They are all versions of one & the same little Jap, Douglas. Aircraft Co.'s gargoyle-like cartoon character, "The Tokio Kid." Created as part of the company's drive to reduce tool breakage and waste, the Kid appears on posters that show broken drills, cracked cogwheels, mixed-up rivets, piles of scrap. "Bust tool make soooo happy, thank you," is the main theme of his left-handed sentiments.

Douglas workers were startled when the Tokio Kid first appeared, but...

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