Remember What It Used to Mean?   
  Sir Winston Churchill, British World War II leader                                                                 

                Laborers in the Vineyard

     Let's Withdraw Some Ammo (June 13, 1982)                       How About Both of Us Making Cold War Cuts?
A two-part cartoon done in the 1960's for KVFD-TV, Ft. Dodge,
Iowa.   Part I was captioned "Does de Gaulle Sleep Well"?  The 
originals shown here were cropped.                                                         
                                     Part I

                                        Part II

                 (Better Not Put Away Our Overcoats)
           A Tough Nut to Crack, but Lest We Forget, What About the Glue of Reunity?  

     The USS Pueblo was captured by North Korea on Jan. 23rd, 1968.  North Korea says it strayed into their waters, but the U.S. maintains it was in international waters when the incident occurred.    Information has come to light that the Soviet Union insti-gated the Pueblo Crisis to obtain a cryptographic machine aboard.  While still a commissioned vessel of our navy, it's held by
North Korea yet, and is used for anti-Americanism. 

             The Moderne Mariner and the Albatross                                     

                      Deeper in the Muck                                          Dated April 23rd, 1975, seven days before Saigon fell.

                          (Below right) Play on words from Caesar's Gallic Wars: "All Gaul is divided into three parts...," ref. Charles de Gaulle

    The Bowls to Really Watch  (dated January 2nd, 1969)   

      Belize, a former colony of England called British Honduras, gained its independence on Sept. 21, 1981.  In marking the occasion in this cartoon, a part of the British flag forms the background against the sky, its stripes used to form rays, making reference to the idea that the sun never set on the  British empire.  The remark by Charles I of  Spain, "The Empire on which the sun never sets," was first used in the 16th Century to describe the Spanish Empire.  It was later applied on occasion to the French and Russian empires.  During the 19th Century, it was also applied to the British Empire, when world maps showed the empire in red or pink , spanning the globe.
      On a personal note, my wife grew up in northern British Honduras and lived under the British flag depicted here

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