The Press: Rube in the Sun

Rube Goldberg, who draws the screwiest comic strips in the U. S. (Boob McNutt, Lala Palooza), and the stodgy New York Sun have one thing in common: conservatism in politics. Last week the Sun hired Rube as its political cartoonist, first one it has had in 18 years.

First thing Rube did was to ask the Sun for hints on editorial policy. He was given a list of orthodox Republican likes and dislikes, touched up with a heavily jocular postcript: "Dear Rube: We also in theory favor truth and beauty and oppose rape and cannibalism."...

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