The Press: Dogpatch Is Ready for Freddie

After 43 years, Al Capp decides to hang up his pen

Amoozin' but confoozin', as Daisy Mae might fret. The frost is on the turnip down in Dogpatch, but no date has yet been set yet for this year's Sadie Hawkins Day, that highly moveable feast on which Marryin' Sam will obligingly hitch a fleet-hoofed gal to any hapless bachelor she can catch. Finally, at Daisy Mae's insistence, Cartoonist Al Capp hisself makes a rare appearance in the strip to schedule the prenuptial foot race for Nov. 26. Snorts a disgusted Li'l Abner: "Ha!—Any day...

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