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The Era -- Day By Day

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(When you've got bands of vigilante bakers on patrol, who needs Batman?)

A United States submarine operating in Japanese home waters has broken Navy records by sinking eight enemy ships totaling 70,000 tons and damaging and possibly sinking four more totaling up to 25,000 tons -- all in a single cruise, it was announced yesterday by Pacific Fleet Headquarters at Pearl Harbor. The little undersea boat, a lone wolf of the far Pacific, sank five of its confirmed victims within sight of people on the Japanese coast, and of those three were sunk in Japanese harbors. At one point during the cruise, the submarine was close enough to the shore that crew members could see the races going on at a Japanese track, and bet among themselves on the outcomes.

British combat patrols lashed today at advance elements of the German Afrika Korps line at El Aghelia in a prelude to an expected Eighth Army drive on Tripoli and a junction with the Allied army sweeping thru Tunisia. This first news of new ground activity after days in which the Eighth Army was impeded by wind, rain, and freezing temperatures, was believed to herald the approach of a new, and likely definitive drive.

Reports from Berlin predicted today that Pope Pius XII might soon make representations to belligerent nations against the bombing of civilians. The Nazi assertions that the Pope may issue such a statement are seen as an expression of the fear that Italy may soon crack under the terrific force of the present British aerial offensive.

Meanwhile, confidential reports received in London state that Premier Benito Mussolini is "seriously ill." Reports on conditions within Italy since the opening of the air offensive indicate that civilian morale is deteriorating sharply, and there have been increasing Nazi concerns over conditions in Italy as "the weak link of the Axis." It is also reported via diplomatic quarters in London that members of the banned Italian Socialist Party operating from underground cells outside Italy is working to foment a civilian campaign of "civil disobedience" against the Fascist regime. Should Mussolini fall ill or die at this time, the consequences may prove so far reaching as to knock Italy out of the war.

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(The cheap, flimsy decorations found in nightclubs, made of largely of fabric and cardboard, have been for many years a disaster waiting to happen. And now it has.)

An eighteen year old Bushwick youth arrested for burglarizing an elegant Manhattan restaurant told police he was driven to crime by hunger after running away a month ago from home. The series of burglaries at Leone's Restaurant, fashionable theatrical eatery at 239 W. 48th Street in the Broadway district were committed, according to police by John Paulsen, formerly of 519 Bushwick Avenue, who was caught prowling near the back of the restauarant around 5:15 this morning. Police say Paulsen admitted to robbing the establishment five times over the past two weeks, using a key he "found in the immediate neighborhood." In addition to $80 to $100 taken from the till during each robbery, Paulsen admitting also to taking about half a dozen cartons of cigarettes each time, which he turned over to friends in Times Square for resale. "The dirty thieves," he bitterly acknowledged, "didn't come across with the money."

With gasoline rationing effecive as of today across the entire United States, motorists have until December 12th to submit to tire inspections. New York State OPA administrator Lee S. Buckingham stressed that all motorists must have tire inspection certificates covering the five tires they are permitted to own in their possession by that date or face penalties. Meanwhile, Federal Price Administrator Leon Henderson again denounced efforts by a Congressional faction to halt the nationwide implementation of the rationing program as "either ignorant or traitorous." The national rationing system is designed to conserve vital rubber by reducing the annual use of passenger cars from an average of 9000 miles a year to an average of 5000 miles per year, with owners of non-essential vehicles facing a limit of approximately 2880 miles per year.

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("Rotated various parts of her anatomy?" sniffs Gypsy. "HOW GAUCHE.")

The Amen Office at Borough Hall officially closed its doors today, with the original appropriation for operations from December 1938 having now fully expired. A skeleton staff will remain at Borough Hall for a short time to handle last bits of official business, mostly of a technical nature. Edward L. Rea, administrative assistant to former Assistant Attorney General John H. Amen, now Major Amen of the U. S. Army, stated today that the final Amen Report covering all aspects of the office's three year investigation into official corruption in Brooklyn should be released approximately December 15th. About half the report is already in the hands of the printer, and the remainder should follow shortly. The report will be presented in the name of outgoing Governor Herbert H. Lehman, although Lehman leaves office this Thursday, and will be replaced for the last three weeks of his term by Lieutenant Governor Charles Poletti. The implementation of the recommendations in the 150,000 word report will rest in the hands of new Governor Thomas E. Dewey, who takes office January 1st.

Career women who never applied for War Ration Book One because they were in the habit of eating out and therefore had no need to buy sugar, must make haste now to sign up for that original book, because possession of Book One is a prerequisite to receiving War Ration Book Two, which will cover items to be rationed in early 1943. To receive Book One, applicants must appear before their local ration board with identification documents such as a driver's license, dated bills, or postmarked envelopes confirming their present address.

The Eagle Editorialist salutes one of Brooklyn's most charitable citizens, State Tax Supervisor David F. Soden, whose annual distribution of Thanksgiving food baskets to the borough's needy families is only one of his many services to the poor, the sick, and most notably, to the orphans, who are closest to his heart. Mr. Soden is beloved by thousands of Brooklyn orphans of every race and creed as the sponsor of their annual outings to Ebbets Field and Coney Island, and has been cited by the Flatbush Council of Religious Goodwill as the Catholic who has done the most of any member of his faith to promote interfaith understanding in the borough.

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(Fortunately, Uncle Sam lets you run a tab.)

Film cowboy Buck Jones died yesterday in a Boston hospital from the inhalation of smoke during the Cocoanut Grove nightclub catastrophe Saturday night. A western hero of the screen for twenty years, Jones was beloved by the young boys who made up the bulk of his audience, to whom he stood as an example of clean living, reputed never to smoke, drink, beat his horse, or frequent nightclubs.

In Merrick, Long Island, a stray kitten with a little black moustache wandered into the local police department's First Precinct, where he was promptly adopted by the cops. The moustachioed kitty has been named "Tom Dewey, the Republicat," in honor of the incoming GOP governor.

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("I KNOW WHERE YA C'N GET A FOIS' RATE SECON' BASEMAN!" bellows Sally into the payphone at Schreibstein's, as Joe idly dangles an old shoestring over Leonora's carriage hoping she'll grab at it. "WHATTAYA MEAN T'WRONG NUMBEH? CUT IT OUT MCDONAL', I KNOW T'IS AIN' T" AMEN OFFICE, I SEEN INNA PAPEH T'EY CLOSED DOWN! WHAT? T'EY DID NOT! IF T"EY INVESTIGATED ANYBODY T'EY INVESTIGATED 'AT RAT MACPHAIL! HELLO? HELLO? Hey Joe, ya got ano'teh nickel? I AWRMOS' GOTT"M CONVINCED!")

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(Gee, Doc, who could resist your, uh, manly charms or something.)

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(Look, if you're invisible, do you even need to have a superhero uniform at all?)

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(It ought to be just enough to cover the damage deposit on the apartment.)

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(WELL ALL RIGHT BUT REMEMBER YOU'RE A SUPPORTING DOG ONLY)

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(A skelegan? Nah, maybe a wight or a lich, but a skelegan? That's pushing it.)
 

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And in the Daily News...

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I'd much rather see photos of the magistrate.

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"But Ma, we're playin' 'Wine, Women, an' Song!' We read about it in the paper!"

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Dr. Clover in panel 3 -- "Seriously, can ya believe this guy? I ASK YA!"

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"I know, darling." And the temperature dropped thirty degrees.

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RANK HAS ITS PRIVILEGES

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Well, here's a stereotype we haven't seen before.

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"And if you see a fat man in a fez, keep moving."

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Only one of you is getting out of this alive.

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Half an hour later, Moon is found unconscious in an alley, with his wallet, his watch, and his car gone.

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A still? How obsolete.
 
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(When you've got bands of vigilante bakers on patrol, who needs Batman?)
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Between the Maginot Line and the French fleet, a lot of things got built for nothing.

Gotham will always need Batman (Christian Bale's Batman, if we get to choose).


...At one point during the cruise, the submarine was close enough to the shore that crew members could see the races going on at a Japanese track, and bet among themselves on the outcomes.
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If true, this is awesome.

"I want to know if any of those submariners are New Yorkers and, if so, I want them arrested when they return home," huffs an angry Mayor LaGuardia. An audible "sigh" is heard from Police Commissioner Valentine.


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Reports from Berlin predicted today that Pope Pius XII might soon make representations to belligerent nations against the bombing of civilians. The Nazi assertions that the Pope may issue such a statement are seen as an expression of the fear that Italy may soon crack under the terrific force of the present British aerial offensive.
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Since you are wading into these waters, Pope Pius XII, any thoughts on German concentrations camps or the recent German proclamations on Jews in Poland and Vichy?


... Paulsen admitting also to taking about half a dozen cartons of cigarettes each time, which he turned over to friends in Times Square for resale. "The dirty thieves," he bitterly acknowledged, "didn't come across with the money."
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Irony alert. Oh, and a no-honor-amongst-thieves alert, too.


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("Rotated various parts of her anatomy?" sniffs Gypsy. "HOW GAUCHE.")
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"...the show, which Gelb described as 'burlesque only dirtier and higher priced."

Seems like normal market segmentation at work, nothing to see here.

Take it up a few more notches and they'll be building a "champagne" room.


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In Merrick, Long Island, a stray kitten with a little black moustache wandered into the local police department's First Precinct, where he was promptly adopted by the cops. The moustachioed kitty has been named "Tom Dewey, the Republicat," in honor of the incoming GOP governor.
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How did the Eagle not include a pic of the Republicat with this story?


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("I KNOW WHERE YA C'N GET A FOIS' RATE SECON' BASEMAN!" bellows Sally into the payphone at Schreibstein's, as Joe idly dangles an old shoestring over Leonora's carriage hoping she'll grab at it. "WHATTAYA MEAN T'WRONG NUMBEH? CUT IT OUT MCDONAL', I KNOW T'IS AIN' T" AMEN OFFICE, I SEEN INNA PAPEH T'EY CLOSED DOWN! WHAT? T'EY DID NOT! IF T"EY INVESTIGATED ANYBODY T'EY INVESTIGATED 'AT RAT MACPHAIL! HELLO? HELLO? Hey Joe, ya got ano'teh nickel? I AWRMOS' GOTT"M CONVINCED!")
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"Well," thinks Joe as he hands Sally another nickel, "it's a lot less expensive than a new radio and pane of glass."


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(Look, if you're invisible, do you even need to have a superhero uniform at all?)
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The cape was bunching, so at least she got rid of that. Also, did she have a plan for after the slap as she didn't think her 110 pound body was going to slap this guy unconscious?


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(WELL ALL RIGHT BUT REMEMBER YOU'RE A SUPPORTING DOG ONLY)
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All these stars are a bundle of insecurities.

Bo does look cute as heck, though, in panel four.

"I hate you, Judas."
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"I know, darling." And the temperature dropped thirty degrees.
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"And I spent the whole time with Frizzletop, she [Tess' eyes narrow] ahem, he was a great help."
"A guy called Frizzletop?"
"I didn't ask, I thought it'd be rude."


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"And if you see a fat man in a fez, keep moving."
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"But stop immediately if you see a cute girl singing La Marseillaise."
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Half an hour later, Moon is found unconscious in an alley, with his wallet, his watch, and his car gone.
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Just asking, did Senga have a sister?
 

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At one point during the cruise, the submarine was close enough to the shore that crew members could see the races going on at a Japanese track, and bet among themselves on the outcomes.

Better not let Mayor Laguardia hear about this...


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(Look, if you're invisible, do you even need to have a superhero uniform at all?)

I'm sure it isn't necessary, but much appreciated

I'd much rather see photos of the magistrate.

Couldn't disagree more

"But stop immediately if you see a cute girl singing La Marseillaise."
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I have no idea who this woman is, but I've always considered this an incredibly moving scene
 

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("EXCUSE ME!" huffs Margie. "But I am NOT a blonde! I am very famously a redhead! HEY! LOOK! UP HERE!!")

The Department of Markets today announced the discovery of numerous fraudulent retail practices in Brooklyn which are "bilking a gullible public," including schemes to swindle servicemen by selling them phony jewelry. The investigators stressed, however, that the majority of established business institutions in the borough are not involved in these rackets. The report states that soldiers and sailors on furlough are the particular targets of unscrupulous jewelers who sell them bridal sets, rings, and other articles which upon close examination are seen to be imitations. One jeweler was fined $250 for selling zircons as diamonds, and another for selling imperfect diamonds with numerous flaws as "perfect blue-white stones." Milliners and furriers are also cited in the report, with one milliner caught selling cheap kidskin stenciled with printed spots as "genuine leopard" for the trimming of hats and muffs, and when asked why the trimming was so thin and skimpy, he proclaimed it to be "sheared leopard." Fur shops were cited and given heavy fines for selling opossum skins as skunk, muskrat as mink, mouton lamb as sheared beaver, and dyed rabbit as ultra-expensive sable. Certain silk shops were caught selling rayon as genuine silk, and two Fulton Street auctioneers were stripped of their licenses when they were found selling gold-filled articles as 14-karat gold and plated silverware as solid silver. Several retailers were also caught erasing "IRREGULAR" markings from the tops of womens' hosiery, usually by removing the letters "IR" with a solvent, leaving "REGULAR," and selling the stockings as first quality. Markets Commissioner Daniel P. Woolley stressed that his investigation squads will be on a constant lookout for such chiseling to protect shoppers during the holiday season.

The New York State Committee on juvenile delinquency reported today that the war is having a negative effect on children, with a sharp increase in juvenile crime in communities where war plants are in operation. The report to the State Social Welfare Board noted that in thirteen war industry centers upstate, juvenile delinquency was up 22 percent over the first six months of 1942, with complaints of child neglect up 39 percent and first admissions of children to foster care up 39 percent. The report notes that the war is disrupting the family life "that is the birthright of every child," and notes that parents, between the obligations of military service and war work, "are consicously or unconsciously failing to provide the standards, safeguards, and supervision of a normal family home life, and this leads to the child actually becoming delinquent." A statewide series of public hearings on the report will begin in Buffalo on December 7th, and will arrive in New York City on December 14th and 15th.

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("I wondeh," queries Joe, "how many pernts is brisket gonna cost?" "Less'n steak," sighs Sally.)

The new president of St. John's University today deplored the "attitude of pagan fatalism" that pervades his students. Rev. William J. Mahoney warned against the point of view expressed in such sayings as "this may be our last Christmas together," "let tomorrow take care of itself," or "what good will an education do me if I'm going in the Army?," calling such attitudes "the sort of pessimism that sabotages our war effort," and runs counter to the Christian virtue of hope.

Governor Herbert H. Lehman officially resigns today from the office he has held for nearly a decade, turning the reins of state over to Lieutenant Governor Charles Poletti, who will serve out the remaining four weeks of his term. Gov. Lehman is preparing to assume his new duties as Federal Director of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation, and departs from Albany with the expressed believe that he has not "left undisposed any important problems," and notes that he leaves behind a state treasury showing a surplus of $75,000,000 compared to the defecit of $100,000,000 he assumed when he took office ten years ago. Newly-elected Republican Thomas E. Dewey will take office as Governor on January 1st.

Thousands of rush-hour riders were delayed this morning when a 45-year-old Crown Heights man fell between two cars of a Manhattan-bound 7th Avenue express subway train and was crushed to death under the speeding wheels. The victim, identified from the draft card in his wallet as Joseph W. Sykes of 212 Crown Street, is believed to have struggled with a conductor before falling thru the gap between the cars. He was described as one of the few survivors of the famous "Lost Batallion" of the last war.

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(What, no Sonja? You can't count on anything anymore.)

Reader Alfred V. Stevenson writes in to praise the return of the trolleys and urges that their return to Fulton Street be expedited. "I was one of those who regretted the passing of the trolley car in this borough," he declares, "and felt that the advent of the bus would bring an unacceptable substitute." He declares the buses now running on Fulton Street to be "utterly inadequate in size, quantity and accommodation," with aisles that are too narrow, and seats insufficient to accommodate two persons of ordinary proportions. "Let a few fat citizens park themselves on as many seats," he complains, "and there is not enough left of such seats to accommodate anything human built along more generous lines than those of a lead pencil."

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(Well, just the same, be on the watch around the cove for suspicious-looking fellas coming up the shore dressed in city clothes.)

The wartime beef shortage could drive the city's kosher butchers out of business, warned an emergency mass meeting of the Federation of Kosher Butchers of Greater New York at Franklin Manor last night. More than a thousand members of the organization heard Markets Commissioner Daniel P. Woolley point out that the meat crisis affects all retail meat dealers, not just themselves, with an across-the-board cut of 50 percent in red meat supplies. The Association called for strong action against "speculators, jobbers, and a black market" who are combining to increase pressure on retailers trying to survive in a difficult situation, but the Commissioner gave a blunt warning that the situation is going to get worse before it gets better, with the obligation to feed our Armed Forces and our allies of the greatest importance. The Association also adopted a resolution to enforce a five-day operating week among its members effective next week, with member stores closing from Friday night until Monday morning in an effort to conserve the beef supply.

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("Judas Priest!" explodes Mr. Rickey, his big freckled fist sending papers scattering across his desk. "What are we to do, McDonald? We must expand, we must build for the future, man! We must prepare for the challenges, the challenges, I say, of the postwar world! Bold, decisive action, McDonald! That's the key, the absolute answer to the crisis at hand! Comes the hour, sir, and comes the man! BUT WHO IS THAT MAN?" "I really don't know sir," quavers Mr. McDonald, gazing balefully at the moosehead in the corner, peering at him from beneath Mr. Rickey's voluminous coat and hat. "I SHALL TELL YOU WHO, MCDONALD! I SHALL TELL YOU WHO! THE MAN WE NEED IS -- A WOMAN! YES, SIR -- A WOMAN! A WOMAN OF BOLD AND INSIGHTFUL THINKING! YOU YOURSELF HAVE SPOKEN WITH HER, SIR!" "Oh, sir, you cannot possibly mean..." "BRING HER TO ME AT ONCE, MCDONALD." "I don't even know where she lives, sir, honestly, she always seems to be calling from, I don't know, a lunchroom. Or -- or -- a betting parlor, sir, you know how you oppose gambling sir. She's probably a --a- racetrack tout, sir, a low character..." "NONSENSE, BOY! NONSENSE! I HAVE GIVEN YOU AN ASSIGNMENT! BRING ME THIS -- what is her name, McDonald? Shirley Petrocelli? Sonja Popovich? Sheila Papaodoupalas?" "Uh, something like that, sir. "AT ONCE, BOY! AT ONCE!")

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(Do doctors really hang around a locker room like this? Hey, can any of you guys play second base?)

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(That's right, bud, if you want to go for the shiny-haired gigolo look, you gotta do the maintenance.)

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(A corrupt bellboy? That's it, I have no illusions left.)

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(HEY STICK TO THE SCRIPT YOU HAM)

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(Miss Ohm? How did she ever miss out on Sparky WATTS?)
 

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"Well!" smirks Gypsy. "IMAGINE THAT!" "Coulda fooled me," waggles Bobby Clark. "What?" "Nut'n,"

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How can a dog write a fan letter?

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"What, me give up my lucrative practice to act as your mere ASSISTANT? Oh, well, what the hell. Just remember though, no hanky-panky. Keep your hands to...oh, wait, whatever."

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"Prune Face? IF ONLY WE KNEW WHAT HE LOOKS LIKE."

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"Good thing we don't burn fuel oil, isn't it?"

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Keep an eye out for German carpenters.

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Lilacs? Is Beezie here too?

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Well, I suppose it's easier than being thrown off a truck.

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Merry Christmas, Plushie!

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Sure, as inconspicuous as possible.
 
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("EXCUSE ME!" huffs Margie. "But I am NOT a blonde! I am very famously a redhead! HEY! LOOK! UP HERE!!")
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The Eagle just took a pretty hard swing at LaGuardia - the expert on everything - right on its cover page.

Rubber stockings, no matter how thin, sound awful.


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("Judas Priest!" explodes Mr. Rickey, his big freckled fist sending papers scattering across his desk. "What are we to do, McDonald? We must expand, we must build for the future, man! We must prepare for the challenges, the challenges, I say, of the postwar world! Bold, decisive action, McDonald! That's the key, the absolute answer to the crisis at hand! Comes the hour, sir, and comes the man! BUT WHO IS THAT MAN?" "I really don't know sir," quavers Mr. McDonald, gazing balefully at the moosehead in the corner, peering at him from beneath Mr. Rickey's voluminous coat and hat. "I SHALL TELL YOU WHO, MCDONALD! I SHALL TELL YOU WHO! THE MAN WE NEED IS -- A WOMAN! YES, SIR -- A WOMAN! A WOMAN OF BOLD AND INSIGHTFUL THINKING! YOU YOURSELF HAVE SPOKEN WITH HER, SIR!" "Oh, sir, you cannot possibly mean..." "BRING HER TO ME AT ONCE, MCDONALD." "I don't even know where she lives, sir, honestly, she always seems to be calling from, I don't know, a lunchroom. Or -- or -- a betting parlor, sir, you know how you oppose gambling sir. She's probably a --a- racetrack tout, sir, a low character..." "NONSENSE, BOY! NONSENSE! I HAVE GIVEN YOU AN ASSIGNMENT! BRING ME THIS -- what is her name, McDonald? Shirley Petrocelli? Sonja Popovich? Sheila Papaodoupalas?" "Uh, something like that, sir. "AT ONCE, BOY! AT ONCE!")
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Oh Dear Lord.

P.S. As we've noted before, the name "confusion" is so perfect.


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(A corrupt bellboy? That's it, I have no illusions left.)
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Three million dollars in '42 is worth about $54 million today. We normally see "big" crimes etc. in these comic strips in the $10,000 - $500,000 range. It makes you wonder if our new writer doesn't have something really big in store for us as he must have chosen this massive sum for a reason.


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(Miss Ohm? How did she ever miss out on Sparky WATTS?)

This strip is not getting any better.


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"What, me give up my lucrative practice to act as your mere ASSISTANT? Oh, well, what the hell. Just remember though, no hanky-panky. Keep your hands to...oh, wait, whatever."
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That's harsh.

It also makes much more sense for the doc to team up with a promising intern and not, as you noted, partner with a successful surgeon as, in the latter, he's not really increasing the supply of surgeons.


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"Prune Face? IF ONLY WE KNEW WHAT HE LOOKS LIKE."
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I guess Tess read Tracy the riot act as it looks like we've seen the last of Frizzletop (although, somebody should buy junior a comb). Well, at least there's war factory work available, but it is a shame as she showed so much promise as a detective.


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Sure, as inconspicuous as possible.

Considering the importance of these blueprints - think about how many German spies are after them - is it in any way believable that the military and the company would have just handed them off to Harold, whom I wouldn't trust with a cookie recipe that needed to be delivered?
 

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I'm thinking now that Harold doesn't have the plans at all, and that the company is simply using him as a decoy to draw the attention of spies while the real plans are delivered by someone nobody would suspect. Which reminds me, has anyone seen Aunt Pruny lately?
 
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I'm thinking now that Harold doesn't have the plans at all, and that the company is simply using him as a decoy to draw the attention of spies while the real plans are delivered by someone nobody would suspect. Which reminds me, has anyone seen Aunt Pruny lately?

That would be so perfect. "Hey, should we send somebody along to watch out for the kid?" "Nah, he's not important."
 

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( I'm surprised they didn't get offered a chance to go in the Army.)

The "Wine, Women, and Song" trial went to the jury at 1:30 this afternoon in General Sessions Court in Manhattan, with Judge Owen W. Bohan reminding jurors that the test to be considered is whether the Broadway show, accused of lewdness, judged "on the basis of current morality in this community tends to corrupt the morals of youth." Defense Attorney Arthur M. Markewitch, representing the play's producers and the management of the Ambassador Theatre, contended in his remarks to the jury that "nudity in itself is not indecent," and argued that the striptease routines performed in the show by Margie Hart and Noel Toy are "pure art," in which, he emphasized, the performers were not even really nude. Markewitch further pointed to opera singer Lily Pons, who performs a striptease of her own on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, creating only "mild comment by the newspapers," to the scantily-dressed motion picture presentations of Hedy Lamarr and Dorothy Lamour, to the lingerie advertisements appearing in every daily paper in the city, and to the photos of beachgoers appearing regularly in "Life, a respectable magazine." But Assistant District Attorney Sol Gelb, representing the prosecution, dismissed Miss Hart's testimony, in which she "so demurely, so innocently, so sweetly" described her routine, and insisted that jurors consider the real purpose of the show as "only to arouse the passion of the public."

New Governor Charles Poletti's first official act. replacing the departed Herbert H. Lehman, will be to preside over a clemency hearing in Albany, where he will weigh the fate of convicted gangland killers Louis "Lepke" Buchhalter, Emanual "Mendy" Weiss, and Louis Capone, who face the electric chair for the 1936 murder of Brownsville candy store man Joseph Rosen. All three defendants are scheduled for execution at Sing Sing Prison on December 10th. Poletti, who will serve as Governor thru the end of 1942, filling out the remaining weeks of Gov. Lehman's term, has three choices available to him in weighing the case -- he could commute the sentences of any or all of the three men to life imprisonment, he could order a reprieve, postponing the execution date pending further proceedings, or he could do nothing at all and allow the executions to go on as scheduled. Prosecutors argued that Rosen, former operator of a trucking firm said to have been menaced by a racket controlled by Buchhalter, was ordered killed because he knew too much about "Lepke's" underworld organization, with the hit ordered by Buchhalter and carried out by Weiss and Capone.

The validity of Mexican divorce decrees in the state of New York will be considered today in the case of a Flatbush woman who is seeking to force the city to issue a marriage license for her planned wedding to a Manhattan naval officer. Mrs. Dorothy Evelyn Reed, age 42, of 2047 Nostrand Avenue and Lt. Joseph Reinhard Joyce, age 34, were denied a license by Deputy City Clerk James Allen after Mrs. Reed presented a divorce certificate from her previous husband, issued by a court in Chihuahua, Mexico last August "on the grounds of incompatibility of temperament," a certificate rejected by Allen on the grounds that Mexican divorces are not recognized in New York. Mrs. Reed's attorney argued in filing for a mandamus order compelling Allen to issue the new license that the validity of Mexican divorces has never been specifically adjudicated in New York, and Supreme Court Justice Charles Froessel agreed to consider the question.

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(If they really wanted to annoy Butch, they could agree not to offer cash prizes -- and give out artichokes instead.)

The National Association of Manufacturers and the United States Chamber of Commerce today called on the joint Congressional committee on wartime economy to "relieve businessmen of the burden of answering what they described as needless questionnaires" from Federal agencies. Officials of the NAM and the USCofC declared that war production reports required from 89 industtries alone total 495.430 man-hours a year to complete.

The head of the Brooklyn district of the American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has resigned to take a war job. Sixty-six year old William H. Groome, who has worked for the ASPCA since 1907, plans to move to Florida where he hopes to assume duties training animals for war work.

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(Ripped From The Headlines!)

Charging that the courts are far too lenient with juvenile delinquents, "assigning them to read 'Huckleberry Finn' as a punishment," the Teachers' Alliance today called for segregation of juvenile offenders in the schools and closer cooperation with social and religious agencies in handling their cases. Addressing a meeting of the Alliance, Dr. Isaac Bildersee, principal of Seth Low Junior High School, noted the case of the "Zoot Suit killers," and asked teachers present how many of themselves had been personally assaulted by a student. More than twenty hands went up. Dr. Bildersee asserted that discipline in the schools has been "growing steadily worse for the past several years," and contended that "acts of violence have increased accordingly." He noted the case of one girl who has struck nine different teachers, and charged that it has become common for students to throw blackboard erasers at their teachers, and that truancy is "defiant and unchecked." But he warned against corporal punishment of offenders, arguing that all that it would do is "make heroes" out of the students thus punished.

The Eagle Editorialisit salutes former Governor Herbert H. Lehman, as he leaves the State Capitol to take on his new duties as Overseas Relief Administrator for the Federal Government. "It is fortunate indeed that a man of his business and financial experience, his outstanding excutive ability and deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of the plain people of the State should have occupied the Governor's chair in the difficult and trying years thru which we have just passed."

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(Mr. Lichty is angry with his garbageman.)

A Flatbush man paid a $25 fine in Long Island City Court after he was found guilty of cruelty to turkeys. Forty-year-old Abraham Becker of 75 Ocean Avenue pleaded guilty to a complaint filed by an agent of the ASPCA, charging that he kept the turkeys, penned at the city Live Poultry Terminal, 51st Avenue and 21st Street, Long Island City, so closely packed that they could not stand up.

The possibility that poisonous fumes emanating from burning decorations caused many of the 491 deaths in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub disaster is under investigation in Boston, as authorities consider the findings of medical examiners, pathologists, and chemists probing the deadly blaze. Indications are that a cloud of gaseous fumes swept thru the packed establishment as the fire erupted Saturday night, and it is noted that a number of the 139 fire victims still alive in hospitals have developed lung ailments. It is speculated that fumes from "fire proofing paint" used on the club's decorations might have been responsible for these cases.

Meanwhile police and Navy authorities are looking for a young naval officer who was at the Cocoanut Grove at the time of the fire, but has not been seen since. A coat, hat, and wallet belonging to 27-year-old Ensign John B. Bauer of Pittsburgh was found in the ruins of the club, but Bauer himself, either dead or alive, has not been accounted for. Authorities speculate that the shock of the disaster may have triggered a case of amnesia, and that if he survived the fire, Ensign Bauer may be wandering the streets of Boston, unaware of who he is or what happened to him.

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(Joe and Sally are picking at their breakfast when a knock raps at the door, admitting a skinny zoot-pantsed youth. "Hey," he heys, "You Petrauskas? Ya gotta phone call downa Schreibstein's" "Me?" queries Joe, dropping a forkful of egg in his lap. "Nah," nahs the boy, insolently munching his cud of gum. "G'wan t'row s'moeh eggs on ya pants. I meanna dame t'eah. Ya gotta phone cawl. Lawn Gdistantce. F'm Chicageh." "Chicageh? Who wants t'cawl me f'm Chicageh?" "What'm I," honks the youth, "Elijeh t' prophet? I ain' got awl day heah," he adds, holding out his palm, which Joe decorates with a nickel. Sally grabs her coat and leaves in a haste with the youngster. "HEY!" the youth erupts as the door closes behind him. "T'IS NICKEL IS LEAD!")

The squad from James Monroe High School of the Bronx defeated Lafayette High of Bensonhurst to take the city's Public School Athletic League soccer championship by a narrow 1-0 margin at Ulmer Park. In a game played in the teeth of a near-gale blasting in from Gravesend Bay, Monroe co-captain Bill Kuemerle booted the lone goal, in a kick aided by the heavy wind. It might have been an easy stop for Lafayette goalie Sid Armus, but the ball caromed off the leg of a teammate and into the net for the point.

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(And this guy has a medical license.)

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(OW I LANDED ON MY FACE THAT WASNT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN)

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("The Eyes and Ears Of The World!")

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(OF COURSE TRIX IS A DOPE IT'S IN HER CONTRACT)

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(You can tell he's not a real author because he's surprised his book was rejected.)
 

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Say what you will about Margie, but she sure knows how to milk a routine.

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AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

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PROBE SECURITY LAPSE AT WAR PLANT -- PIPDYKE FIRM SCORED IN SPY CASE -- NO BADGES, NO GATES SAYS FBI

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"Hey!" says Annie. "Nice dress!"

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It didn't work out so well last time.

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"Mommy, what did you do in the war?" "Cleaned up after your idiot father."

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Actually, the poor man's having a back spasm.

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It's nice to have a hobby.

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Well aren't you resourceful.

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Moon is that kid who hangs around the schoolyard tricking other kids into fights.
 
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( I'm surprised they didn't get offered a chance to go in the Army.)
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"Fifty years to life" are just words on a piece of paper as a future court or judge can change all that and often do.

"This was a perfectly honest, legitimate business transaction." Knowing nothing more than what we've read today, I would gladly take the other side of that bet.


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The "Wine, Women, and Song" trial went to the jury at 1:30 this afternoon in General Sessions Court in Manhattan, with Judge Owen W. Bohan reminding jurors that the test to be considered is whether the Broadway show, accused of lewdness, judged "on the basis of current morality in this community tends to corrupt the morals of youth." Defense Attorney Arthur M. Markewitch, representing the play's producers and the management of the Ambassador Theatre, contended in his remarks to the jury that "nudity in itself is not indecent," and argued that the striptease routines performed in the show by Margie Hart and Noel Toy are "pure art," in which, he emphasized, the performers were not even really nude. Markewitch further pointed to opera singer Lily Pons, who performs a striptease of her own on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, creating only "mild comment by the newspapers," to the scantily-dressed motion picture presentations of Hedy Lamarr and Dorothy Lamour, to the lingerie advertisements appearing in every daily paper in the city, and to the photos of beachgoers appearing regularly in "Life, a respectable magazine." But Assistant District Attorney Sol Gelb, representing the prosecution, dismissed Miss Hart's testimony, in which she "so demurely, so innocently, so sweetly" described her routine, and insisted that jurors consider the real purpose of the show as "only to arouse the passion of the public."
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Judge Owen W. Bohan reminding jurors that the test to be considered is whether the Broadway show, accused of lewdness, judged "on the basis of current morality in this community tends to corrupt the morals of youth."

"But Assistant District Attorney Sol Gelb, representing the prosecution, dismissed Miss Hart's testimony, in which she 'so demurely, so innocently, so sweetly" described her routine, and insisted that jurors consider the real purpose of the show as "only to arouse the passion of the public'."

It doesn't sound as if the assistant DA was listening to the judge.


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The validity of Mexican divorce decrees in the state of New York will be considered today in the case of a Flatbush woman who is seeking to force the city to issue a marriage license for her planned wedding to a Manhattan naval officer. Mrs. Dorothy Evelyn Reed, age 42, of 2047 Nostrand Avenue and Lt. Joseph Reinhard Joyce, age 34, were denied a license by Deputy City Clerk James Allen after Mrs. Reed presented a divorce certificate from her previous husband, issued by a court in Chihuahua, Mexico last August "on the grounds of incompatibility of temperament," a certificate rejected by Allen on the grounds that Mexican divorces are not recognized in New York. Mrs. Reed's attorney argued in filing for a mandamus order compelling Allen to issue the new license that the validity of Mexican divorces has never been specifically adjudicated in New York, and Supreme Court Justice Charles Froessel agreed to consider the question.
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Note their ages, there's something else going on here. Page Four will hopefully, today or tomorrow (as it is often a day behind owing to its deadline) clarify this for us.


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(Ripped From The Headlines!)
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Has Judge Bohan seen this ad?


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Meanwhile police and Navy authorities are looking for a young naval officer who was at the Cocoanut Grove at the time of the fire, but has not been seen since. A coat, hat, and wallet belonging to 27-year-old Ensign John B. Bauer of Pittsburgh was found in the ruins of the club, but Bauer himself, either dead or alive, has not been accounted for. Authorities speculate that the shock of the disaster may have triggered a case of amnesia, and that if he survived the fire, Ensign Bauer may be wandering the streets of Boston, unaware of who he is or what happened to him.
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Script writers at Warner Bros. are closely following developments in this story.


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(OW I LANDED ON MY FACE THAT WASNT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN)
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Has Judge Bohan seen this strip?

Is Scarlett dressed that way, if memory serves, because she was modeling bathing suits or is there some other reason that I missed?


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PROBE SECURITY LAPSE AT WAR PLANT -- PIPDYKE FIRM SCORED IN SPY CASE -- NO BADGES, NO GATES SAYS FBI
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I agree, this storyline is so inaccurate as to the security protocols at plants that had military contracts in WWII that it feels stupid.

Over in England, a young Ian Fleming looks at one of the American's newspaper and thinks, I can do this spy story much better.


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It didn't work out so well last time.
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One of Andy's "endearing" traits is his complete inability to learn from past experiences.


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Well aren't you resourceful.
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Does the WPB know you cut up an inner tube, young man?


Oh and...
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What Mr. Rickey needs is a good, trusted advisor.

This is exactly why people will spend endless amounts of time and money arguing over every single word, phrase, edit and clause in a contract. Eventually, everything can depend on that one "small" thing.
 

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( No more bingo in Queens??? That's like no more baseball in Brooklyn.)

American and British infantry drove forward into battle about four miles east of the shell and bomb-battered town of Tebourba, in an assault against strong German positions bristling with machine guns. The ruins of the town are reported to be largely deserted save for about half a dozen Arabs and scattered farm animals. The battle began at dawn, after the Germans had fended off light assaults with mortar and artillery fire, and the Luftwaffe made dive-bombing attacks on Allied forces. German air formations of Stukas and Messerschmitts were reported blasting a British position about a mile from the town.

British torpedo planes set afire and sank at least two enemy merchantmen in a night attack off the coast of Tunisia, it was announced today by the Middle Eastern Command. Allied planes also bombed enemy fuel depots, dockyards, and warships at Tunis and Bizerte, it was reported in a communique.

United States land forces on Guadalcanal Island are reported to be continuing a slow-moving but relentless campaign to exterminate a steadily weakening enemy, it was disclosed today by the Navy. Army fighter planes supported ground forces in the latest actions as patrols killed 14 Japanese. These actions took place yesterday, three days after naval forces thwarted a major Japanese attempt to land reinforcements, sinking nine ships and destroying an estimated 7000 troops.

Rubber Director William H. Jeffers disclosed today that construction of synthetic rubber plants is dangerously behind schedule, and asked that he be given full control over gasoline rationing in order to clear up "confusion in the public mind." Unless he is given that authority, Jeffers warned that "publicity stemming from a multiplicity of agencies will cause further confusion, and will preclude the willing acceptance by the public of rationing and co-operation in other phases of the program which are essential to success." At present, the gasoline rationing program, as with all other rationing programs, is under the control of Price Administrator Leon Henderson thru the Office of Price Administration, but Jeffers has the authority to direct Henderson about where to direct that program in order to save rubber. Final administrative authority over the actual operation of gasoline rationing, however, presently rests with Henderson.

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(But what about the elves? Guess they'll have to organize with the CIO!)

The wife of Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio arrived in Reno today to begin divorce proceedings against the Yankee star. Mrs. DiMaggio, formerly Dorothy Arnold, Hollywood starlet, married the ballplayer in San Francisco on November 19, 1939. Last season, DiMaggio was the highest paid player in baseball, earning $42,000. The couple has an infant son.

The Jewish festival of Chanukah will be marked across the borough this weekend with special sermons and services. At Union Temple, 17 Eastern Parkway, Rabbi Rev. Dr. Sidney S. Tedesche will speak at 8 pm on "The Jewish Army -- Yesterday and Today."

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("I'm not a doctor! I'm a grocer! Although I did play a doctor in those cigarette ads. It's so hard to keep track of these white-coat parts! Catch me next week -- I'll be a butcher at the A&P!")

The Eagle Editorialist endorses a call by School Superintendant John E. Wade for a moment of silence in the city's schools on the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and considers that idea worthy of emulation by all Brooklyn people. "Although we do not have to halt work," he suggests, "some time during the day it would be well if all of us spared a thought for the men in uniform, and hardened our resolution to support them to the utmost."

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(KIDS TODAY)

The final curtain has fallen on "Wine, Women, and Song" and its producer and managers face a year in prison or fines of $500 each. The jury of five men and seven women in General Sessions Court yesterday found producer H. I. Merk, company manager Samuel Funt, and stage manager Herman Shapiro guilty of giving an indecent performance, a verdict returned while yesterday's matinee performance at the Ambassador Theatre was in progress. Judge Owan W. Bohan agreed to continue bail for the three defendants on the condition that no further performances of the show be given. "Wine, Women, and Song," starring stripteaser Margie Hart and comedian Jimmy Savo, opened in September, and was about to fold up as a flop when License Commissioner Paul Moss ordered the producer and manager arrested on the grounds that the show tended to corrupt the morals of young people.

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("T' NOIVE of it all!" fumes Sally, storming thru the door and throwing her coat over a chair. "T'UNMITIGATED GAWL!" "Bad news?" questions Joe, swabbing the egg stains on his pants with a washcloth soaked in Carbona. "I get downneah, right?" continues Sally, "an' I take t'phone, an' onna'utteh en', I heah t'is guy comin' on wit' t'is big phony accent, y'know? Like t' Kingfish 'a sump'n. He sez 'Mrs. Pulniczyck? Mrs. Sibyl Pulniczyck? T'is is Misteh Rickey of t' Brooklyn Nat'nl League Basebawl Club speakin' to ya f'm t' Winteh Meetins in Chicago, an' I wish t'offeh you a proposition, my good woman, a proposition you will fin' of great inn'ehrest!" Joe lookes up, his eyes wide. "What'dya say?" he stammers, fearing the worst. "I sez 'go tell ya Aunt Minnie, ya fakeh! Ya bum!" An' I hung up t'phone real loud like! T'em jokehs downa Schreibstein's! T'em loafehs! T'em bums! Wastin' my time wit' practical jokes! My brut'teh is riskin' 'is life fightin' Hitleh an'nem no'accounts got nut'n betteh t'do t'en hang around canny stoehs bettin' on numbehs an' sippin' two cents plain an' wastin' people's time wit' foolishness! WHY AIN' T'EY INNA AWRMY?? I ASK YA!" "I t'ought," queries Joe, "t'at y'brut'teh was at Ft. Dix?" "Bucha bumzzz," bubbles Leonora.)

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("Dr. Sap! Paging Dr. Sap!")

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(These guys learned to box from Bert Lahr. "Puttmuputtumuputtumuhhhhhhhhp!")

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(Nah, who needs a helmet when his head's made of cement?)

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(PRETTY GOOD HUH? JUST LIKE GARBO IN "CAMILLE!")

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("A little neighborhood newspaper! Sure, I'd love to lose all my money! Let's go!")
 

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"This is terrible!" groans Bobby Clark. "We've got to do something!" "We will," declares Gypsy. "Here, stage manager! Call Margie immediately, and order a pound of sausage." "I'll have a ham," adds Bobby. "You would," replies Gypsy.

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It's not often an advertiser takes out a full-page print ad to promote their irritating radio commercials, but these are interesting times.

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"Yes indeed, I had a good time with a seminary student while Tracy was off with that mop-headed one-armed harridan of his!"

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And we'll all get along fine now, won't we?

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Ah, the morals of youth.

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Nah, it's just an actual cat. And the cat won.

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Well, they got the lieutenant and the first sergeant, so guess that means you're in charge, kid. Or at least your jacket is.

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Ah, Plushie, you'll love it in Peoria.

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And whatever you do, maintain friendly relations with the locals.

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And suddenly young Harold's life flashed before his eyes. "Mmm. Wish I had an Awful-Awful!"
 
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The wife of Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio arrived in Reno today to begin divorce proceedings against the Yankee star. Mrs. DiMaggio, formerly Dorothy Arnold, Hollywood starlet, married the ballplayer in San Francisco on November 19, 1939. Last season, DiMaggio was the highest paid player in baseball, earning $42,000. The couple has an infant son.
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A sixteen-year-old newlywed, Norma Jean Dougherty, notices the brief article, shrugs her shoulders and turns the page looking for the local supermarket ad as she was now a housewife and had to think about getting supper ready for her factory-worker husband.


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The final curtain has fallen on "Wine, Women, and Song" and its producer and managers face a year in prison or fines of $500 each. The jury of five men and seven women in General Sessions Court yesterday found producer H. I. Merk, company manager Samuel Funt, and stage manager Herman Shapiro guilty of giving an indecent performance, a verdict returned while yesterday's matinee performance at the Ambassador Theatre was in progress. Judge Owan W. Bohan agreed to continue bail for the three defendants on the condition that no further performances of the show be given. "Wine, Women, and Song," starring stripteaser Margie Hart and comedian Jimmy Savo, opened in September, and was about to fold up as a flop when License Commissioner Paul Moss ordered the producer and manager arrested on the grounds that the show tended to corrupt the morals of young people.
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I'd of lost money on that bet; I thought the jury was going to rule in the defense's favor.


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("T' NOIVE of it all!" fumes Sally, storming thru the door and throwing her coat over a chair. "T'UNMITIGATED GAWL!" "Bad news?" questions Joe, swabbing the egg stains on his pants with a washcloth soaked in Carbona. "I get downneah, right?" continues Sally, "an' I take t'phone, an' onna'utteh en', I heah t'is guy comin' on wit' t'is big phony accent, y'know? Like t' Kingfish 'a sump'n. He sez 'Mrs. Pulniczyck? Mrs. Sibyl Pulniczyck? T'is is Misteh Rickey of t' Brooklyn Nat'nl League Basebawl Club speakin' to ya f'm t' Winteh Meetins in Chicago, an' I wish t'offeh you a proposition, my good woman, a proposition you will fin' of great inn'ehrest!" Joe lookes up, his eyes wide. "What'dya say?" he stammers, fearing the worst. "I sez 'go tell ya Aunt Minnie, ya fakeh! Ya bum!" An' I hung up t'phone real loud like! T'em jokehs downa Schreibstein's! T'em loafehs! T'em bums! Wastin' my time wit' practical jokes! My brut'teh is riskin' 'is life fightin' Hitleh an'nem no'accounts got nut'n betteh t'do t'en hang around canny stoehs bettin' on numbehs an' sippin' two cents plain an' wastin' people's time wit' foolishness! WHY AIN' T'EY INNA AWRMY?? I ASK YA!" "I t'ought," queries Joe, "t'at y'brut'teh was at Ft. Dix?" "Bucha bumzzz," bubbles Leonora.)
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Oh Sally, a temper cuts both ways.

"I t'ought," queries Joe, "t'at y'brut'teh was at Ft. Dix?" God bless you, Joe, you got courage.


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(PRETTY GOOD HUH? JUST LIKE GARBO IN "CAMILLE!")
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"'Garbo in 'Camille', puhleeze, summer stock at best."
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"Hey, did I ever tell you about the time I met Garbo? She petted my head and said 'nice doggie.' I didn't take a bath for a week."

"Big deal, we're lucky if we can get you to take a bath every other week."

"I hate you."


And in the Daily News...
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"This is terrible!" groans Bobby Clark. "We've got to do something!" "We will," declares Gypsy. "Here, stage manager! Call Margie immediately, and order a pound of sausage." "I'll have a ham," adds Bobby. "You would," replies Gypsy.
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It's very WWII to read, in the same story, about an individual German officer acting with honor (bet he's from the old Prussia military line), while the French come off looking like Quislings and quivering unprincipled opportunists.


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"Yes indeed, I had a good time with a seminary student while Tracy was off with that mop-headed one-armed harridan of his!"
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"Mop-headed!!!! You're just mad at me because you can't keep your man. [Mumbling to herself angrily] Mop-headed, 'perfect straight-haired Tess Trueheart,' I hate her!"
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And we'll all get along fine now, won't we?
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Let's cut to the quick, which one of us gets to bang Dr. One-arm?
 

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("I knew that Amber D'Georg was not her real name." Perceptive of you.)

A "Remember Pearl Harbor" parade of 10,000 persons will march thru Brooklyn tomorrow, celebrating the theme "Avenge Pearl Harbor" by promoting the sale of war bonds and stamps. President Newbold Morris of the City Council will review the parade along with representatives of many consulates of Central and South American republics, and State and city officials, and all Brooklyn Civilian Defense organizations, including air raid wardens, city patrol corps members, auxiliary firemen, nurses' aides, parent-teacher aides, and block captains will march. Also participating in the parade will be servicemen, wounded veterans and members of all veterans' organizations, teachers, church and apartment house groups. and members of school societies and political clubs. George Cincotta, commandant of the First New York Division of the Junior Blue Jackets of America, will serve as grand marshal. The parade begins at the corner of Empire Boulevard and Schenectady Avenue tomorrow afternoon at 3 PM.

Nassau County residents were warned today that a fire such as that which destroyed the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston "could happen anywhere," and that they should avoid patronizing public establishments with flimsy, inflammable decorations. A statement released by the Nassau County Fire Safety Commission noted that Christmas decorations can be particularly dangerous, pointing out that "violation of good practice, if not the law, is frequent, particularly during the holiday season." The statement also warns householders to take care that their own decorations are not fire hazards, and urges them to avoid candles or other open-flame decorations, to inspect all electric light outfits before use to insure that they are in perfect condition, and not use light sets that show evidence of wear or damage, to avoid accumulations of wrapping paper, tissue, and excelsior in the home, to make certain that Christmas trees are kept in a watered container, and to remove all Christmas trees from homes no later than January 2nd.

Prohibition was repealed nine years ago today, and theoretically speaking, each American citizen consumes 4.8 quarts of liquor per year. But that figure is skewed by the fact that 27.9 percent of the population lives in parts of the country where local prohibition laws remain in force. Kansas and Oklahoma still prohibit the sale of wine and liquor, allowing beer only, and Mississippi only allows beer and light wine. Thousands of cities, towns, counties, and even precincts of cities and towns maintain their own prohibition laws of varying force, some barring the sale of all alcoholic beverages, others restricting the types which may be sold. In the nine years since repeal, 12,000 "local option" elections have been held to decide local prohibition questions, with drys declaring victory in 8000 of them -- in most cases, in areas which had been dry even before the Eighteenth Amendment.

In Union City, Pennsylvania, the manpower shortage has led to the appearance of a woman Santa Claus at the local F. W. Woolworth store. Mrs. Anna Michaelson was hired by the store to play the role of Santa, and though she will wear a skirt instead of trousers, she otherwise appears in all the other habiliments of the traditional Kris Kringle.

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(Clip and save.)

With President Roosevelt's request to dissolve the Works Progress Administration, New York City WPA Administrator and Commissioner of Public Works Maj. Irving V. A. Hule promises a "gradual wind-down" of WPA activity in the city. Major Hule pledged that the present 145 projects now in progress will be completed, lessening the burden on the 25,180 persons now working on the WPA rolls. The agency reached its peak in the city in September 1935, when the WPA employed 258,000 persons.

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("Not to worry, madam, face lift specialists are still low-priority.")

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(Which, I am sure, was Mr. Rickey's plan all along. MacPhail would get drunk and go on rampages and hatch wild schemes. Rickey prefers to plot carefully, arranging his pieces on the board just so, and by the time you realize what he's up to, there's no escape.)

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(How long now till they go after "Star and Garter?" Hey Gyps, better get to work on your next book.)

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(Speaking of chess players, Miss Varden has a pretty good game herself.)

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(Point of order: wouldn't they see the wrinkles on the bedspread and a body-shaped depression on the mattress and wonder what's going on?)

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("It ain't like him to stand me up!" Oh, Irwin, you poor boob, of course it is.)

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(TROUBLEMAKER)

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(Good old Karloff, always gives his best shot, even when the material lets him down.)
 

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