Athens Sunday Messenger in Athens, Ohio
19 Jun 1966

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19 Jun 1966

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Athens Sunday Messenger (Newspaper) - June 19, 1966, Athens, Ohio The messenger Athens Ohio a sunday june 19,1966 a Page is the men behind three new comic Page feature beginning monday peanuts by Charles m Schulz a peanuts Are the grandest people in the world a explains Charles m. Schulz the creator of peanuts comic strip beginning in the messenger monday. Peanuts has won phenomenal popularity among readers of All Ages and earned for or. Schulz such prize honors As the National cartoonists society so cartoonist of the year award in 1956 and 1964 Schulz is the Only two time Winner the society so Best humor strip of the year Quot award in 1962. The 1958 a humorist of the year award of the Yale record and Many others. In 1963 Anderson College Anderson ind., bestowed on him an honorary doctorate degree in humane letters. Since its first appearance in 1950. Peanuts has generated a constant flow of surprisingly devoted fan mail. A lady in Washington i. C., wrote a although peanuts Are fattening and in a supposed to be on a diet i just can to resist your delightful comic. I read it every morning in lieu of and a Young wife in san Francisco wrote a whenever i refer to my soon to be bom first baby i Call him Charlie Brown. If he is a boy i will undoubtedly name him Charlie College students All Over the country have voted peanuts their favorite comic strip. The Detroit free press inadvertently omitted the strip from the first Tun editions one Day and As the editor explained in a front Page Story a your switchboard lit up like a Christmas tree. With All the phones ringing it sounded like a chinese Temple at new years. We stopped the presses just like in the movies and got peanuts Back into the or and mrs. Schulz now have five real life a a peanuts of their own three girls and two boys. Friends of the family Are sometimes inclined to see the Schulz children depicted As characters in the strip. A a it a not quite that easy a or. Schulz says a occasionally i do use an actual incident or an Apt remark As the basis for a strip but mostly i think the characters in the strip have their own individual personalities that Are just As real to me As those of my own Dennes the menace by Hank Ketcham Henry Hank Ketcham creator of Dennis the menace another cartoon feature on the new messenger comic Page starting tomorrow was born in Seattle Wash in 1920. He became interested in drawing at the age of seven when a local Art director a Friend of the family. Doodled cartoon sketches to amuse him. The cartoon Bug hit then and Hank car toned in every spare moment of his school years. Ile entered the University of Washington in 1937 As an Art major but after a year the cartooning urge lured him to Hollywood and the Walt Lantz animation studios. Moving to the Walt Disney studios he worked on a pinocchio a a fantasia a and other Disney productions for two and a half years until Pearl Harbor Day. World War ii added to his professional experience As in the office of the Secretary of the Navy in Washington d. A he did War Bond posters and pamphlet designing cartoons and illustrations for release to service publications. He also wrote directed and helped produce six motion picture cartoon shorts. To supplement his Serviceman a pay Hank began drawing and Selling gag cartoons to magazines in his spare time and after his discharge from the Navy he plunged full time into the highly competitive free Lance cartoon Field. He shortly became one of the country s most successful and prolific cartoonists with his work appearing in All the major magazines anti in Many advertising campaigns. Dennis the menace inspired by Hanks own son Dennis won Hank the award of the National cartoonists society As Best cartoonist of the year in its first year of publication. Since then Dennis the menace has spread throughout the . And Over the world in More than 700 daily and sunday newspapers. Translated into 19 languages it appears in 44 foreign countries from Iceland to India from South Africa to Japan. Contemplating the growth of his brain child Hank is sometimes struck by a horrifying thought a what of we had named our boy George a Leo White who designed the Little Peoples Puzzle to begin appearing daily in the messenger tomorrow knows what kids want. He has two of his own Mary aged la and Anne six. He started this Puzzle to amuse them but they took it along to school one Day and now everyone is at it. Even the teachers enjoy it. Leo White has been a cartoonist for Many years. Even during a four year spell in the army during world War ii he was always drawing cartoons for service publications. His entire newspaper career has been spent with new England papers As sports writer As Well As cartoonist but with two Young children growing up and insisting a daddy give us a show a he has extended his talents to children a puzzles. Armed with Crayon and blackboard. Leo White also does a cartoon lecturing service for High and Junior High schools As Well As similar television programs for children. So he a become quite an expert in visual fun for kids. He says its both educational and entertaining recently samples of Little Peoples Puzzle were Given to 210 third fourth and fifth graders in a Central new Jersey school. The great majority of the children agreed Writh the Little girl who wrote on the Back of the Puzzle a i would like to have them in the paper during the summer because they Are fun to teachers comments run like this a excellent for reasoning development.�?�. A helps in spelling.�?�. A we use crossword puzzles As teaching aids and these should be particularly helpful because they employ a different Leo Whites Golden Rule for Little people s Puzzle is never to underestimate the intelligence of children never write Down to them a they re too Sharp these Days a he says. Iii in a a Ajeff v in Hajj it j i him a i i i Little people s Puzzle by Leo White Tiff Lithe Athens messenger exciting new features your favorite old ones

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