According to a letter from founding member William Atwood (class of 1909), at the time that the Jack-O was established, "Dartmouth was a small but rapidly growing institution, perhaps feeling in its adolescence a bit of unadmitted awe - 'inferiority complex' had complexes then been invented." Atwood goes on to write that "no doubt it was a spirit of emulation that prompted us to establish Jack-O'Lantern, as well as the fact that since Hanover was devoid of movies, television, radio, autos and other forms of vicarious self-improvement, the students were of necessity forced to create their own entertainment."
Rauner holds a complete run of the Jack-O, including the famous first issue of Stockman's Dogs from 1934 - the image of two dogs talking to one another has become a staple of the magazine and appears frequently, though the caption changes with the times. In addition to the print version, Rauner has a selection of original artwork by Jack Rose (class of 1928) from the mid 1920s including covers, inserts, and other images that have graced the pages of the Jack-O. We also have Dudley Redfield's artwork for the masthead from 1910.
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Bim - What Day is Today?
Bo - Monday, Wednesday, Friday.