So this post is by request, just showing the newspaper strip.
|Donald Duck daily newspaper strip - August 21, 1944|
The text in the strip say:
"How to do trick photography" (the book Donald is reading)
"U.S. Mail" (post box and bag)
"Bureau of Internal Revenue" and "Pay income tax here" (the door)
"With love, Donald Duck and dependents" (photography)
"Donald Duck Hollywood" + something I can’t read (envelope)
So, it sounds more like a matter of tax fraud. Donald doesn’t apply for child benefit in the strip.
This strip will be published in volume 3 of IDW’s Donald Duck daily strip collection, coming this summer. This is a series I highly recommend for anyone interested in Al Taliaferro’s work or early Disney comics history. Especially interesting in the last volume and the upcoming one is seeing how wartime in USA influenced the daily comic strips. And Donald is prepared for anything, getting a bomb shelter in his garden!
|Pre-release cover for Donald Duck - The Complete Daily Newspaper Comics vol.3|