I thought I'd have the seventh volume of Great Cartoons of the World by now (which I found for only 36 cents) to print excerpts from like I've been doing every Saturday, but the Christmas rush seems to be delaying much of the mail. Here instead are the first few pages from 1940's Click annual, a magazine I've posted excerpts from before.
The cover is by Peter Arno. They had a lot of cartoonists known for work in higher-profile magazines but with less craft. I think it's probably because they were paid less.