The Era -- Day By Day

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  1. Fading Fast

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    Surprisingly frank.


    Horn & Hardart pies disagree.


    A new development in the Miley case.


    Not Slagg again. Nooooooo!!!!!


    It's time for Pat or Hu Shee to come to the rescue.
     
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  2. Harp

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    I keep hoping that Hu Shee will appear, Terry propose, and they live happily ever after....
    I suppose this is too much to hope for since comic strip heroes are mostly sad sack bachelors.
     
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    I think they need to have a honest love affair - whether it's for life or not can be figured out later. They're both young and should just enjoyed being young, together and in love.

    But right now, keeping Raven alive is the main goal and it isn't looking good. Caniff could really take this in an interesting place if he has Raven die, Dude spiral, Terry mature and Burma reassess her life and values.
     
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    [​IMG] "It's kinda sweet that Bim well knows that Andy is a gibbering idiot, but still finds humor in his antics. And jeez, Gus, you really do know my brother in person, don't you?"

    Min impresses me as a "looker," in that she's very attractive. How'd she ever end up with Andy?
     
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    I agree and the only thought I have is in your life haven't you known a few of those marriages that make "no sense" to those of us looking in, "she could have done so much better, " or "what is he doing with her?" It just happens for whatever reasons makes sense to the two who are married to each other.
     
  6. LizzieMaine

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    I often think the same thing about George and Jo Bungle, except, in the end, they're the kind of people who could never live with anyone except each other. Ditto for Willie and Mamie Mullins. But as for Andy and Min, I suspect Min was attracted to Andy's limitless self-confidence..

    gr2_lrg.jpg Of course, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
     
  7. Harp

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    The strip is at a definite crossroad. Raven's leg is infected, morphine isn't sulfa powder and sepsis will occur.
    And bone marrow can seep into her femoral artery and cause arterial occlusion or a cardiac infarct.
    Time is of the essence for Raven and the boys cannot simply call in a med evac chopper.

    Last seen Burma had the upper hand which held Judas' Luger but she should have squeezed its trigger.
    Judas may have another weapon secreted and sufficient strength and will to use it.
    Burma may survive this ride, she's a cat, but whatever prompted her expatriate vagabond existence
    should be resolved sufficiently unto exigent circumstance for her to pack China in, get back home,
    get back on the New York Times and American chow.
     
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  8. LizzieMaine

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    If Raven doesn't survive, I can see Dude going full Clark Gable-post-Carole Lombard, and volunteering for suicide missions. He's not the most stable man we've seen in this strip, and losing her will make him even less so.

    I don't doubt for a moment that Judas is now dead, and that Burma saw to it. Whether she survives herself, however, is open to debate. Caniff is clearly fond of her as a character, and from that perspective she's too valuable to lose -- but what if he's clearing the deck in preparation for what seems inevitable?
     
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    It would be a shame to lose both Raven and Burma as they are interesting characters. Burma, in particular, with her genuinely complex and inconsistent morality feels very real and human. It seems time to bring Pat back in, maybe to emotionally rescue Dude if/when Raven goes.

    That two-day scene where Judas slugged Burma then pushed Raven out of the truck causing Dude and Terry to swerve off the road followed by a triumphant Judas getting shot, sniper style, by Dude to then have Judas turn to find an awake Burma's got the drop on him is probably the best action-adventure I've ever seen done in a comicstrip. I think it was two strips later when we saw that emotionally impactful shot of a prostrate Raven - Jesus - Caniff is an incredible storyteller.
     
  10. LizzieMaine

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    An American warship is bound for the United States with twenty prisoners aboard, including a secret agent of the German Gestapo and a group of Norwegian quislings charged with operating an illicit Nazi radio station on Greenland. The arrests were announced last night by the Navy Department, as the conclusion to an investigation begun last month. The prisoners are being rushed to "an undisclosed American port." It is stated that Nazi agents were using the radio station to relay weather and military information to German bases and possibly to German submarines operating in the North Atlantic. It is stated that the radio station's equipment and supplies were "disposed of" following the raid. The arrests mark the first time in the present conflict that members of the American armed forces have taken custody of any German or German-directed prisoners. The arrests are also seen as significant in marking evidence of America's increasing use of Greenland as a naval and air base. There are reports that Greenland will be used as a staging point by the United States for the shipment of military airplanes and supplies to Britain, with the presence of a German radio station seen as a threat to those operations.

    Nazi spokesmen said last night that German panzer spearheads have advanced to points "practically within sight of the spires of Moscow," and that the main lines of German attack now lie 65 miles from the Soviet capital. The Nazi High Command also asserts that German forces have "completed the annihilation of Marshal Seymon Budenny's southern army."

    In Moscow, dispatches confirm that fresh Nazi divisions have crashed thru the defenses of Vyazma "in depth" in a desperate drive toward the capital, and that the Red Army is "pouring endless columns of reserves" into the battle for Moscow and the Donets Basin. Soviet authorites admit that the Nazi tide is not yet stopped at any of the critical points, with the Vyazma situation described as extremely grave, and a further appeal being made for Britain to act now to relieve the pressure on the Red Army by opening a second front on the European continent.

    The Royal Air Force, aided by the American Eagle Squadron, answered that call from the Soviet Union with a series of heavy daylight raids on German targets, in a force numbering about two hundred planes. Bombers slammed targets along an 800-mile range from France to the Ruhr in an effort to disrupt Nazi supply lines to the Eastern Front, and to answer increasing demands in the British press for a second front. Those demands in the newspapers died down suddenly today without explanation.

    An Army Flying Fortress bomber crashed today at Duncan Field in San Antonio, Texas killing the pilot and co-pilot and injuring fourteen men. The plane was taking off for Panama when it failed to gain sufficient takeoff speed and crashed into the field's Intelligence Bureau building before skidding to a stop against the fireproof base hospital.

    Two isolationist leaders in Congress will forego hearings next week on President Roosevelt's request that merchant ships be armed, as a protest of the House Foreign Affairs Committee's decision to limit debate on the measure to two days. Representatives Hamilton Fish (R-New York) and George Holden Tinkham (R-Massachusetts) have indicated that they will skip the hearings, with Rep. Fish stating that while he is "inclined to favor" the proposal, he considers the limitation of debate to be "undemocratic and unfair."

    The Communist Party's endorsement of Mayor LaGuardia's reelection campaign is under fire both by supporters of Democratic challenger William O'Dwyer and by a former judicial candidate on the American Labor Party ticket. A group of World War veterans campaigning for Mr. O'Dwyer's candidacy denounced the Mayor's repudiation of Communist support in the wake of that party's decision not to run a ticket this year was intended to "conceal the fact that he is their candidate," while labor attorney Louis Waldman called the Communist endorsement an act which "seals the United Front bargain."

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    (Kids Today.)

    The_Brooklyn_Daily_Eagle_Sun__Oct_12__1941_(1).jpg (Only one doctor for every 50,000 people in China. Which doesn't bode well for Raven, who probably went to China in the first place to get away from well-meaning "Clubwomen.")

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    ("Before a disappointing crowd of 3500 at Ebbets Field." Like Sally said the other day, "too soon.")

    Dolph Camilli appears to be a sure winner when the Base Ball Writers Association of America announces its choice for the National League's Most Valuable Player award. Tommy Holmes says he's polled his colleagues in that organization, and support for the big first baseman is overwhelming. The ballots were sent in before the World Series, during which Dolph hit a feeble .167, but his contribution to the Flock's pennant efforts were undeniable. If he does in fact earn the crown, he will be only the second Brooklyn player to be so awarded, joining pitcher Dazzy Vance, who earned the title in 1924 with a 28-win season. Daz was awarded a $1000 bag of gold coins as part of the honor, but the only prize Dolph will get, aside from a trophy, is a stronger bargaining position with Mr. MacPhail next spring. Dolph has been a frequent holdout at contract time, but the MVP award will place him squarely, as Mr. Barber says, "in the catbird seat."

    The_Brooklyn_Daily_Eagle_Sun__Oct_12__1941_(3).jpg ("Publicity Is Broccoli," huh? Well I guess I'll be hastening down to Namm's book department post haste.)

    Old Timer J. T. Whiteslaw of Williston Park, L. I. remembers life along the old Hunter Fly Road out in the Flatlands, where kids shuddered whenever they passed "the old cemetery for colored persons" near Buffalo Avenue, and it was widely believed that ghosts were disturbed and sent to roam the neighborhood when the city cut Douglass Street -- now St. Johns Place -- thru those grounds.

    "Arsenic and Old Lace," now in its second year at the Fulton Theatre, has yet to play before a single empty seat, and that's much pleasing to that old trouper Boris Karloff, who owns a share of the show as well as playing a starring role. The dividend checks from Messrs. Lindsay and Crouse continue to roll in satisfactorily, and all is well in Mr. Karloff's world.

    It's Old Home Week for two of the Three Stooges, now heading the bill at the Flatbush Theatre. Moe and Curly Howard are two sons of Sol Howard of Bensonhurst, along with fellow comedian Shemp Howard, who was formerly part of the act until he was replaced by his kid brother Jerry, who adopted the "Curly" name after shaving off his luxuriant locks. The middle Stooge, Larry Fine, is a former fiddle player from Philadelphia, but audiences don't hold that against him.

    John Huston, director of "The Maltese Falcon," is a young man to watch. Son of actor Walter Huston, John may soon rise to the top ranks of Hollywood, both for his directing skill and his ability as a screenwriter. While only 35 years of age, Huston the younger has been active in picture work on the Coast for nearly ten years, writing a number of top-flight scripts and apprenticing as a director under the guidance of William Wyler. "The Maltese Falcon," which opens at the Brooklyn Fox tomorrow, is his first credited effort as a director. If you go for the usual "Mr. Moto, Charlie Chan, Lone Wolf" kind of mystery picture you probably won't like it, but if your tastes run to the more individual type of picture, you shouldn't miss it.

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    (SORE LOSER.)

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    (Scarlet meets the Dead End Kids? BRING IT ON!)

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    (Ahhh, Fat Hermann, what mad excess will possess you next? C'mon, get that robe off and give us a twirl.)

    The_Brooklyn_Daily_Eagle_Sun__Oct_12__1941_(7).jpg (Unfortunately, the "burp offense" never caught on in football. And "MAYBE I DON'T WANT TO BE SEARCHED?" Well your mouth may say "No, No," but there's "Yes, Yes" in your eyes!)

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    ("Bungle, Bangle! Fungoe, Mangle! Dangle! Rangle! Let's call the whole thing off!")

    The_Brooklyn_Daily_Eagle_Sun__Oct_12__1941_(9).jpg (A metal bra. Ugh. Especially with underwires.)
     
  11. LizzieMaine

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    And in the Daily News...

    Daily_News_Sun__Oct_12__1941_.jpg "Honorary editor? Hah! WATCH ME EDIT!"

    Daily_News_Sun__Oct_12__1941_(1).jpg Mr. Hill is also a big fan of Priscilla Lane movies.

    Daily_News_Sun__Oct_12__1941_(2).jpg Dan Dunn wishes he'd thought of that.

    Daily_News_Sun__Oct_12__1941_(3).jpg Cue "Ride of the Valkyries."

    Daily_News_Sun__Oct_12__1941_(4).jpg Aw, how many times have we seen Kayo get a dog and then it disappears? WHAT'S IN THAT STEW MAMIE?

    Daily_News_Sun__Oct_12__1941_(5).jpg NOBODY EVER SITS ON A BED LIKE THAT.

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    No words.

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    And lest we forget -- "Shadow Smart, Sex God."

    Daily_News_Sun__Oct_12__1941_(8).jpg "But I need him." It's a good thing you threw in this gag at the end, Mr. King, because between Lollipop and Raven, I'm teared up pretty bad and I've got to go to work.

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    C'mon, Gus, less of the plot and more of the Interesting Dinosaur Facts.
     
  12. Fading Fast

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    As we saw yesterday, the USSR's desperation is coming through versus what had been, until now, pretty positive reports. We know the USSR hung on and, eventually, won, but what we've read in the history books about there being a moment when it looked all but lost for the Soviets appears true.


    I had a similar thought. Raven could have lived a fancy life of charity balls and do-gooder events safely tucked away in America, but she put her money and herself at risk for her beliefs - you have to respect that.


    The real Dead End Kids would eat her for lunch.


    I think Fat Hermann gets more mentions than anyone else in this column - Churchill is probably number two.


    Bioff appears to be so guilty. The IRS clearly learned a lesson from the Capone case.

    I'm pretty familiar with her movies, but would not have guessed that was a pic of Ann Sheridan.


    And he wouldn't smell of spirit gum.


    Wouldn't it be easier to just put in a call to Nick? He could get to Scuttle without all the firepower as he probably knows just the string to pull.


    I've got a call into Jessica Rabbit just to confirm.


    My God.


    It has to be, what, five straight months of the same Sunday joke, yet it still kinda works. Amazing.
     
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    Agreed. Shadow peddling Sizzle Dogs and Shadow one- upping the jocks with the girls. It actually IS amusing.... the first hundred TIMES.
     
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    Caniff certainly set stage for epitaph prefaced requisite mea culpa; perhaps tipping his hand
    a bit toward Burma's survival as continued strip character while underlying the realities of war torn China.
    Terry will have to dig Raven's grave. Dude may insist on doing this himself but in his distraught state
    which will worsen with her passage, a complete collapse might follow. Terry will need to assist Dude now,
    or abandon him for the moment to continue alone. The starkness of this strip is pulled quite taut.
     
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    Reports from Helsinki today state that a British expeditionary corps has landed at the Soviet White Sea port of Archangel. The reports relayed via Stockholm indicate that the force consists of "several tens of thousands of men," but also notes that they have "not yet gone into action." Official London sources have refused to comment on the report. The landing of British troops at Archangel, or elsewhere along the White Sea, would represent an undertaking daring in the extreme, but might prove of immense value with the Russo-German campaign in its present phase.

    Reports from Moscow state that Red Army reserve units rushing to the Moscow front have halted the Nazi advance on the Soviet capital. The reports do not state from where these units have come, but it is believed in the Far East that Soviet units based in Siberia had recently been moved to the Moscow front, and it is also possible that some of these "reserve units" may actually be British troops.

    Furious fighting continues on the Moscow front as both sides pour fresh forces into the battles, with Russian cavalry units and German paratroopers bolstering the most intense sectors of fighting. A special communique from the Nazi High Command asserted that 50,000 Russian prisoners have been taken in the battles of Bryansk and Vyazma.

    Secertary of State Cordell Hull today accused the Hitler Government of committing a "complete breach of faith" in acts of sea warfare in the North Atlantic, and urged Congress to speedily approve legislation to authorize the arming of American merchant ships. Secretary Hull was the first witness to testify in favor of the Roosevelt Administration proposal during hearings today before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The President is urging Congress to repeal Section 6 of the Neutrality Act, which specifically forbids the arming of American-registered merchantmen, and also to repeal Section 3, which prohibits American merchant vessels from entering any belligerent zone.

    Italy's Fascist press today denounced the United States' observation of Columbus Day, with prominent editor Giovanni Alsado, in a radio address, declaring that the holiday is "a travesty" in the US "because of the persecution of Italians there." The humor magazine Travaso published a cartoon of an Italian berating a statue of Columbus, blaming him for discovering America "and its warlike attitude," while the magazine "Regime Fascista" denounced Columbus for "founding a paradise for Jews." The statements mark the first time the Italian press has made notable attacks on Columbus, generally considered a hero among the Italian people/

    A 43-year-old Flatbush woman is in custody for violation of the public health laws after a police raid on her home found her to be in possession of "a complete opium smoking outfit." Mrs. Lillian Brown of 50 Lefferts Avenue was arraigned yesterday in Felony Court and ordered held without bail. She has a police record dating back to arrests for grand larceny in Chicago in 1934, and had served a term in the Bedford Reformatory after being convicted in 1936 of a similar charge in Brooklyn. She was arrested earlier this year on a disorderly conduct charge.

    ("Hey!" says Joe. "Leff'ets Aveneh! Ain'nat jus' a coupla blocks up f'm ya ma's house?" "I t'ink I know'eh," sighs Sally. "Who c'n blame'eh, smokin' opium, afteh what we all been t'rough? 'AT CASEY!!!")

    Brooklyn will be a major battleground in the upcoming mayoral election, with 2,449,819 voters registered for the November balloting. That figure is a decline of 33,416 from voters eligible for the 1937 election, in which Mayor LaGuardia, with the combined support of the Republican and American Labor Parties easily carried the borough by a margin of 206,012 over his Democratic Party challenger Jeremiah T. Mahoney.

    Mayor LaGuardia and Governor Herbert H. Lehman sounded the keynote of the city's Columbus Day celebrations this morning by declaring that Americans "must not allow themselves to be divided" if the nation is to escape the "ills that beset the Old World." The Mayor, addressing a crowd of 10,000 persons assembled in Columbus Circle, praised President Roosevelt as "the leader of the great peace movement of all the world," and asserted that "the dictators understand his language!" Italian flags were conspicuously absent from today's rally.

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    (That George Raft, he really gets around. Bet Durocher is jealous.)

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    (Commissioner Landis *really doesn't like George Raft," and he really doesn't like that Leo likes George Raft. Maybe George Raft should wise up and stick to Gable. And meanwhile, Joe and Sally took in "Citizen Kane" at the Patio last night. "I don' get it," mutters Joe over breakfast. "Allat 'cause he couldn' fin' his sled? Din'nee look inna basemen'? It was right down'neah!" "Rich people ain' like us," observes Sally. "Y'tink t'ey go downa basemen'? Ain'no need f'tem t'go downa basemen'. Ya t'ink Larry MacPhail goes downa basemen'? Anyways, Ma t'ought t'at was a good pitcha. She t'inks 'at Orson Welles looks like Pa." "I don' see it," says Joe. "I rememba' ya pa, he chased me offa t'stoop 'nough times. He was fat. At' Welles, he ain' fat." "Not yet," says Sally. "But you wait." "Oh yeah?" argues Joe. "Well, maybe if he'd go downa basemen' an' look f'his sled, he wouldn't get fat.")

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    ("At newsreel las' night," grumbles Sally. "YA C'D SEE T'SPIT COMIN' OFFA T' BALL! I ASK YA!")

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    (Ripped from the headlines.)

    Eight of New York City's ten major daily newspapers are off the newsstands today in a dispute with the Newsdealers Federal Labor Union AFL over distribution grievances. The Times, the Daily News, the Daily Mirror, the Herald-Tribune, the World-Telegram, the Journal-American, the Sun, and the Post are all banned from newsstand sale by the strike, leaving the Brooklyn Eagle and PM the only major dailies unaffected with the Daily Worker and the Hobo News also being sold. The dispute revolves around rules governing the return of unsold papers, and allegations of "coercive action" being taken against newsdealers by distributors' route men and inspectors.

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    (Fitz ought to join the Football Dodgers for a bit. He'd show that bunch of stiffs a thing or two.)

    The Bushwicks wrapped up their season at Dexter Park yesterday with "Bots" Nekola pitching the local boys to a revenge victory over the Minor League All Stars, by a score of 3-2. Nekola thus concludes the campaign with a 15-2 record, one of the best ever earned by a Woodhaven pitcher. The win gives Mr. Rosner's squad a season record of 54 wins, 31 losses, and two ties.

    Brooklyn_Eagle_Mon__Oct_13__1941_(5).jpg (Sparky's supposed to be a college boy, so you'd think he'd have learned a few things about the modern world.)

    Brooklyn_Eagle_Mon__Oct_13__1941_(6).jpg (Jo's slipping. There was a time when she'd already have an annulment in the works.)

    Brooklyn_Eagle_Mon__Oct_13__1941_(7).jpg (Hope you had the boys down in the type foundry make you up a set of lead knuckles.)

    Brooklyn_Eagle_Mon__Oct_13__1941_(8).jpg (Whoa! Dan uses spy gadgets! I guess blundering stupid luck is no longer enough.)
     
  16. LizzieMaine

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    And in the Daily News...

    Daily_News_Mon__Oct_13__1941_.jpg If this is the best you can do for Page Four, there isn't much incentive to settle the strike, now is there? And yes, conscientious objectors in WWII were confined in labor camps. Religious dissidents, pacifists, and actor Lew Ayers among them.

    Daily_News_Mon__Oct_13__1941_(1).jpg
    Daily_News_Mon__Oct_13__1941_(2).jpg Isn't this an elaborate and over-dangerous crime to commit for $57 apiece? Something's not right.

    Daily_News_Mon__Oct_13__1941_(3).jpg You never know when a professional assassin might come in handy.

    Daily_News_Mon__Oct_13__1941_(4).jpg Stay away from the animal exhibits, the flies will eat you alive. Unless that's -- ah -- what Mr. Gould has in mind.

    Daily_News_Mon__Oct_13__1941_(5).jpg PISH POSH PROF PASHA! PISH POSH PROF PASHA! PISH POSH PROF PASHA!

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    Desperation.

    Daily_News_Mon__Oct_13__1941_(7).jpg Wumple! Hope you get to him before Wilmer.

    Daily_News_Mon__Oct_13__1941_(8).jpg I know Hartford Oakdale, Mr. Mullins. You are no Hartford Oakdale.

    Daily_News_Mon__Oct_13__1941_(9).jpg Hear those footsteps in the hall? That's DESTINY!
     
  17. Harp

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    Tourniquet loosening every twenty minutes or so depending upon wound dress and blood loss,
    sepsis spread to vital organs a transfusion is problematic; also blood type factor and increased rate
    of infection spread, Dude's limited donor capacity, together with transfusion needles and tubing,
    alcohol pads...a circa 1937 first aid kit had limited content. Dude may simply wish to ease Raven's
    suffering or Caniff might simply be underscoring the moment.
     
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    Even for propaganda, this is unglued. The Germans need to take over the Italian's propaganda efforts.


    The stuff about dying is eerie knowing Ms. Lombard will die in just over a year.


    Sally, at minimum, intuits the whole sled thing; Joe is too literal.

    I agree with Sally, Welles is just waiting to get fat, you can see it. [Ring, ring, "Uh, hello? Oh, hi Freddie, what? You see it too, Welles will be a fat man by middle age. I agree. How's the knee? Good to hear. I'm very proud of you for the game you pitched and for walking off after taking that shot. Good luck with the bowling alley. Hey, we're gunna see you next year, right?"]

    Nobody did more to hurt George Raft's screen career than Raft with all the good roles he turned down (that then went to Bogie).


    :)


    We know he can take a shot.


    He's got to somehow sneak-up on Kleek, knock him out and grab the kite almost at the same time. This is a job for Pat or Hu Shee, not Tom.


    So I guess this edition made it out before the strike?


    Agreed, although, it does sound as if they were probably drunk and they are also stupid, but still. Good for both women for fighting back. Love that Marion knocked him to the ground with a punch to the jaw. It's all so sad and pointless if this is the full story.


    "I am always ready." That is a man who know what his role in life is.


    Caniff is taking no prisoners with his readers. This is brutal.


    Gee-Gee's well-drawn posture tells you so much about her.
     
  19. LizzieMaine

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    Home-delivery papers are still available -- it seems the strike just affects newsstand sales, so the affected papers are still publishing, it's just that the papers aren't getting sold on the street. The newsdealers have a very legitimate beef, too -- thuggish strong-arm tactics are the rule rather than the exception when it comes to newspaper circulation operations. Under these circs it takes a lot of guts for these guys to strike. I hope LaGuardia steps in quick and knocks the publishers into line. It speaks well for Mr. Schroth that he plays square with the newsdealers, and the Eagle should enjoy a real bump in circulation for the duration of the strike.
     
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  20. LizzieMaine

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    And speaking of the strike, here's a typical Brooklyn newsdealer giving it his full support. Note the strike notice tacked to his stand.

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