The Press: Sisters Under the Skin?

Since she burst into their comic-strip world in 1956, the Texas teen-age tomboy named Poteet has brought both joy and dismay to tall-in-the-cockpit Colonel Steve Canyon and Cartoonist Milton Caniff. Last week Caniff acknowledged that he took Poteet out of the strip (607 papers) in early October because of the problems she posed. For one thing, she was upstaging Steve with her giddy flair. For another, he feared she would become sullied by association with another youthful heroine of a different reputation : Lolita.

The bond between Poteet and Lolita. the nymphet of the...

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