Greetings, all, and thank you, Dave, for approving my membership. It has been a while since I last posted under my username “ohdan” - I’m happy to see the site still up and doing well. Alas, I come seeking your assistance.
An associate of mine was showing me a publication he found. It’s titled Lip Parade and is from 1944. It contains comics, pinups, jokes, and some humorous anecdotes. It appears to have been marketed toward soldiers during WWII. King Features Syndicate is the publisher. The usage of “corn” I’m asking about comes from a single panel cartoon. In this comic, a soldier is sitting on a couch. On his lap is a woman and the two of them look quite familiar with one another. A few feet in front of them is a little boy who is perhaps 7 years old. He’s walking through the room, eyes closed, and is holding his left hand up toward them. He has an air of authority. Anyway, he simply declares to the adults (his parents?), “Corn.”
I’d post an image of the comic but I don’t want to violate any copyrights. Also, I’d gladly look up “corn” in Volume I of my copy of Lighter’s RHHDAS, but it’s in a box in storage; I have not unpacked much since moving from SoCal to Pittsburgh.
Thanks for all your help!