|The picture shows a view of the front and back cover of this ©1933 The Life Of Tom Mix & The Ralston Straight Shooters Manual Radio & Cereal Premium Booklet. This is a (24) page radio and cereal premium booklet with many activities and club secrets inside. This was the second manual put out for the club. The first one was put out the same year but it was smaller. This is the enlarged edition which also includes a premium catalog. Each of the pages have been stamped in an upper corner with another Tom Mix premium.|
The cover pictures Tom Mix and the Tom Mix Straight Shooters logo as well as the NRA logo. There is a page with a letter from Tom Mix., an owners page that is filled in with pencil, and there is a page of Tom Mix pictures. It names him Soldier, Ranger, Cowboy, Movie Star, and Chief of The Ralston Straight Shooters. There is the story of ''The Life Of Tom Mix''. There is a page picturing and explaining all of Tom Mix's injuries, a page with ''Famous Western Cattle Brands'', and one explaining ''Why Tom Mix Organized The Ralston Straight Shooters''. One page has the Ralston Straight Shooter's Pledge of Allegiance. It is signed in pencil. There is a two page centerfold that has confidential information including: The Salute, The Secret Grip, The Secret Password, and The Secret Writing Code. There is a page about the Tom Mix brand, one that explains how to make a horse shoe nail ring, and one teaches you how to organize a Ralston Straight Shooters Club. There is a page on collecting Ralston Box Tops, two pages of Western Words and Phrases, and a page that advertises Ralston cereal. It pictures Tom Mix eating the cereal with a young boy and it pictures the cereal box. The back cover pictures the Ralston Straight Shooters Logo and Tom Mix on his horse Tony. There are three pages with (13) Tom Mix mail away premiums pictured and offered. The premiums are described as well as pictred. The items and the Ralston cereal box tops required were as follows:
#3450 - TM Bar Special Gun - (2) Ralston box tops.
#2110 - Bandana - (2) Ralston box tops.
#4466 - Tom Mix Western Lariot - (1) Ralston box top.
#711 - Tom Mix Lucky Spinner - (1) Ralston box top.
#8088 - Spurs - (8) Ralston box tops or (2) box tops ans 35c.
#666 - Texas Ranger Gun With Holster and Cartridge Belt - (18) Ralston box tops or (4) box tops and 75c.
#2000 - Tom Mix Rodeo Rope - (21) Ralston box tops or (4) box tops and $1.00.
#8642 - Sharpshooter Gun With Holster and Cartridge Belt - (14) Ralston box tops or (3) box tops and 60c.
#9090 - Genuine Leather Cuffs - (8) Ralston box tops or (2) box tops and 35c.
#1000 - Woolly Chaps - (35) Ralston box tops or (6) box top[s and $1.75.
#2222 - Small Lariot - (5) Ralston box tops or (2) box tops and 20c.
#1112 - Sheepskin Vest - (15) Ralston box tops or (3) box tops and 65c.
Standard Felt Cowboy Hat - (20) Ralston box tops or (5) box tops and 75c.
The manual booklet measures 5'' x 7''. It is in good condition with over all wear from use. The penciled in information could be erased if desired.