Religion: Gospel Cartoonist

Familiar to many a U. S. newspaper reader is the late Heywood Broun's annual Christmas fable (see p. 35). New York commuters know well the editorial, "Is There A Santa Claus?," which the New York Sun has run at Christmas for 42 years (see p. 47). This week, the Chicago Daily News prints a cartoon (first published in 1934) which is on its way to like renown (see cut). The cartoonist: Vaughn Richard Shoemaker,* Chicago political satirist (famed for his mousy little character, "John Q. Public") and an ardent Christian.

"Shoe" Shoemaker was self-converted...

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