The Searchlight, Vol. 1, No. 2. A. Basil Wheeler.

The Searchlight, Vol. 1, No. 2

Newark: A. Basil Wheeler, 1936. The second of only six issues published of this monetary reform newspaper edited and published by A. Basil Wheeler in Newark, NJ. Content includes an announcement of the formation of the Pioneers of the New World Order, Inc. and the date of their first National Monetary Conference to be held Oct. 5-7, 1936 in Newark. . The group’s purpose was the “lawful and sincere attempt to establish a new social and economic order; an order free from the abominations of poverty, warfare, debt-slavery, and the evils arising therefrom.” They were sponsored by another monetary reform group called the American Society of Martians led by Samuel Bottomley. Bottomley and Wheeler were officers in both groups, and Bottomley contributed an article to this issue (“Our Bunco Financial System”). Other articles include, “Economics: Dynamics of Religion” by Rev. John R. Ralph, “Political Economy: Preliminary Definitions” by Leoonard Metcalfe, “A Modern Pilgrim’s Progress” by ‘A Fellow Pilgrim’ (the British monetary theorist and inventor, Arthur Kitson), and “Money Illusion” by Prof. Irving Fisher.

Wheeler had previously been the editor of the Wheeler Press Syndicate and publisher of the “The Problem of the Hour” pamphlet series. He later became the director of the Henry George School of Social Science in Newark.

Tabloid format, 4 p. 6” tear along rear fold. Three institutions in OCLC (Michigan, Wisconsin Historical Society, NYPL) holding any issue, with only the NYPL holding a complete run (and therefore this issue). Item #9187

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