The Press: Reprieve

Last week Joe Palooka, dumb but lovable comic-strip prize fighter, was wandering across the sands of an African desert to an uncertain fate. In a moment of despair he had joined the French Foreign Legion. Now he thinks he is being sought by the Legion as a deserter. Little does he know what his followers in almost 500 newspapers know: that fortnight ago the President of France pardoned him after receiving a request from President Roosevelt.

When Cartoonist Ham Fisher decided that Joe had got over his grief and should return to the...

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