Names and more names.
There are several books behind the characters to examine.
The leftmost book is called "Memoirs of a Wolf" by Norm Spencer.
Next to this is "Tiajuana Wash" by Hardaway, "Ride Em Cowboy" by Bentley,
"(??) Harem" by Frank Powers and "(??) By Fives" by Ray Katz.
Norm Spencer was the composer for this cartoon and Hardaway
refers to Ben "Bugs" Hardaway, another Warner Bros. director. Bentley was an animator
named Robert Bentley while Frank Powers ran the ink and paint
group. Ray Katz has appeared so often - well here is yet another!
Continuing to the next image, we find "(??) Arabian" by
Ann Almond; "Silky Terrier" by Betty Burke and "??? Nights" by Melvin Millar.
was a paint mixer and Betty Burke was an inker. Silky Terrier is a breed of dog - maybe she owned one?
Melvin Millar is an animator and writer whose name
appeared often in backgrounds.
Incidentally, Ann Almond and Betty Burke appear as authors
of books a year later in Sniffles
and the Bookworm
Jerry Beck for
information about Ann Almond and Betty Burke.]
In the third image most of the books are the same but one additional title is now visible:
"(??) the Valley" by Tex Avery. Tex Avery was one of the studio directors.