"Hapless Harry", drawn by George Gately [Gallagher] (1928-2001), featured the ironies and hypocrisies of everyday life. Harry, the title character, could not get a break and often failed miserably at his own hand. The comic strip was distributed by the News Syndicate Company from 1964-1973. In this strip, a pitcher throwing a ball watches as it flies over the umpire's head. The umpire throws back a bar of soap to encourage him to "clean his act up".
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