Wednesday, July 07, 2010


News of Yore: Comings and Goings of May 1929

[all stories from Editor & Publisher]
May 4 -- Robert L. Ripley, creator of the daily cartoon "Believe It or Not," signed a long-term contract with King Features Syndicate, Inc., recently. The deal was completed on board the S.S. San Jacinto just before Ripley sailed for Yucatan, where he will gather new material for his cartoon.

May 11 -- Feg Murray, cartoonist and sports writer for Metropolitan Newspaper Service, visited Washington this week as representative of the executive committee of the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America to invite President Hoover to attend the track and field championship meet to be held at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, May 31 and June 1. Mr. Murray represents Stanford University, the President's alma mater, on the committee.

May 11 -- John Cassel, topical cartoonist for McClure Newspaper Syndicate, will resign and give up syndicate work permanently May 31, he announced this week. He will devote his time to etching and experimental art work. Mr. Cassel has been with McClure since he severed his connection with the New York Evening World in 1927, due to a difference of political opinion concerning Alfred E. Smith's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

May 11 -- Jack Wilhelm, creator of "That Certain Party" strip for McClure Newspaper Syndicate, has returned to New York after four months in Hollywood.

May 11 -- "Trippy the Pup", a new comic panel by Max Whitson, North Carolina cartoonist, will shortly be placed on the schedule for King Features.

May 11 -- Jimmy Hatlo is doing a new daily comic panel, "They'll Do It Every Time," for the Premier Syndicate.

May 25 -- Terry Gilkison, artist, formerly of the Associated Press, has  joined Publishers Autocaster Service of New York, for which he will draw a new comic strip entitled "Pinky Dinky."

May 25 -- Charles B. Driscoll, who has written many pirate tales, sails next Tuesday for Vigo and other ports in Spain, to do research work on pirates and tresure fleets of the sixteenth century. He will also visit St. Malo, on the French coast, whose French corsairs had headquarters, and will try to find some relics of Sir Fineen O'Driscoll, a noted Irish rover who is one of the writer's ancestors. Mr. Driscoll, editor of McNaught Syndicate, writes a weekly series, "Pirates Ahoy!" and a daily column, "The World and All."


I am looking for more information on Max Whitson, from North Carolina and did the the comic Trippy the Pup. He was my great uncle and somehow no one know where his old comics are. I also think he had the comic in one of the magazines of the times and unable to find out that.

Any help would be so appreciated. Even though I was young he was still on of a kind and never forgotten.
One paper that ran it was the Harrisburg (PA) News.

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