The Press: Veiled, Vindictive Annie

The Huntington, W. Va. Herald-Dispatch solemnly stopped publishing the famed comic strip, "Little Orphan Annie," last week on the ground that "Annie has been made the vehicle for a studied, veiled, and alarmingly vindictive propaganda."

For the past month saucer-eyed Annie has almost entirely disappeared from Cartoonist Harold Gray's strip and the adults associated with her have engaged in a riot of skulduggery. Two villains, Claude Claptrap, a popular demagog, and J. Gordon Slugg, financier, have emerged to harass Annie's foster-parent, Daddy Warbucks, who continues to be a model of industrious honesty. He...

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