Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Passing Scene Christmas Edition – 1965

Here's some more 1965 holiday fun from the pages of the Lorain Journal.

Continuing in my unwitting effort to reproduce every one of Gene Patrick's Passing Scene comic strips, here are two more from December 1965.

In the first one (below), which ran on December 4, 1965, we see that Lorain County has experienced its first snowfall of the season, and that a big local talent show was still part of the Mary Lee Tucker charitable effort. (I wonder when they stopped doing that? The good folks at the Morning Journal should really consider reviving it.)

In the second strip, which ran two weeks later on December 18, 1965 we get a caricature of then-Mayor Woody Mathna (who helped settle the strike by the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1034 against the Employees Transit Lines Inc.), and another nod to the Mary Lee Tucker program (featuring a comical drunk).

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Anonymous said...

The annual Mary Lee Tucker Clothe-a-Child program provides several hundred needy school-aged children in Lorain County with warm, new winter clothing.

The clothes are paid for thanks to donations of money from readers and organizations. Volunteer shoppers donate their time to take the children shopping at designated area stores for coats, boots, gloves, hats, shirts, pants and other apparel.
Every dollar donated goes directly to buy clothing. All administrative costs of the program are paid by The Morning Journal.

To volunteer as a shopper, contact Linda Batozynski, coordinator of the Clothe-a-Child program, at 245-6901, ext. 90722.

Readers can make monetary donations in person at The Morning Journal, or donate using Paypal. Checks or money orders can be made out to The Mary Lee Tucker Clothe-a-Child Program and mailed to: The Mary Lee Tucker Clothe-a-Child Program, c/o The Morning Journal, 1657 Broadway, Lorain, OH 44052. Please indicate how you would like your name to appear in our published donor lists.