The Press: The Friendly Home Wrecker

Cartoonist Hank Ketcham, 32, has realized a father's dream: he converted his troubles with his squirmy, spring-legged, 4½-year-old son into a $40,000-a-year net asset. Ketcham's Dennis the Menace is syndicated in 112 U.S. newspapers and in 52 others all over the world. Dennis, who is not intimidated by his view of the world between a clutter of long adult legs, is the constant winner in his never-ending war with the exasperated adults who surround him. For example, he can easily undo both his mother and her tea guest by standing between them with a fur coat draped over his arms and...

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