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Enjoyed reading article about local connection to Alley Oop strip

Published: Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 11:41 a.m. CST

To the editor:

I was indeed interested in your article on the Alley Oop comic strip printed in the Daily News. I was born in 1930 in Illinois, and at an early age began reading the comic strip in the Quincy Herald Whig.

I recall in 1939 getting a high interest in the comic strip when the time machine entered the strip as a plot device. I wondered if the day would come when people could actually be transported that way.

When I was in grade school, I was to write a story about the moon, so I wrote about an imaginary trip to the moon. Little did I realize that I actually saw man land on the moon that was televised at midnight one night.

Indeed, I was pleasantly surprised when we moved to Newton a year ago to find the old comic strip in your newspaper. We subscribe to the Newton Daily News, and after reading the front and back page, pull out the midsection, read the comic page and Dear Abby, and then the opinion page, we find it really of interest.

My only regret is that your newspaper doesn’t have the baseball news or standings of baseball, National and American leagues, during the baseball season.

I think you have a great newspaper and often have clipped news articles to share with others.

Ernie Albers


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