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From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. New Orleans mayor Ernest Morial sits at a desk and answers the phone, saying, "Office of the mayor--also the police department." Superintendent Morris listens in the doorway.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. New Orleans mayor Ernest Morial stirs a large pot (cauldron) over a fire. Inside the cauldron is a book titled "Legislative wish book." Morial looks back over his shoulder at the Louisiana capitol building, which has a sign hanging from its tower that reads, "Hard times." The cartoon caption reads, "The painful melting down process..."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. New Orleans mayor Ernest Morial and William Jefferson are dressed in baseball uniforms. Morial is speaking angrily to Jefferson, saying, "You're minor league!" Jefferson smiles and responds, "Thanks a lot, Dutch...you just pushed me into the majors!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man who delivers singing telegrams is dressed in a frayed and tattered uniform and a beanie cap. He is labeled "Recession." He holds a telegram in his hand and sings to a man who has opened the front door of his home. The man in the doorway appears dismayed. The telegram being sung is, "When you fret and start to fidget, remember inflation's below double digit."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Two men labeled "Arkansas" and "Louisiana" are planning tennis with a ball labeled "Creationism." The man labeled Arkansas slams the ball, standing close to the net, and the impact is labeled "Unconstitutional ruling." The player labeled Louisiana stands at half court and watches the ball fly over his head.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Sherman Copelin stands at a podium which has a banner attached reading, "Copelin for city council." Behind him are two ghosts of Copelin wearing white robes. One is labeled, "Family Health Foundation" and the other reads, "Superdome Services, Inc." The cartoon caption reads, "Ghosts of Christmases past."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards is playing a guitar and singing while he watches cash and coins drop from a large pipe into an open truck that is labeled "1983 election kitty." Edwards is singing, "It ju-s-s-t ke-e-e-ps rollin'...It ju-s-s-t ke-e-e-ps rollin' in..."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Ronald Reagan is standing at the edge of a landmass (United States), and the U.S. Capitol dome is seen behind him under a night sky with a moon (left side of the cartoon). At Reagan's feet is water that separates him from another landmass (Europe?) under a daytime sky (right side of the cartoon). A Soviet tank with a hammer and sickle symbol has come to the edge of the landmass, and its gun is pointed toward the U.S. Capitol. Reagan is blowing a trumpet in the direction of the U.S. Capitol, and the sound waves are labeled, "Draft registration reveille." The cartoon caption reads, "Changing his pre-election tune."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man bundled up in winter clothing and accessories, including a weather vane on his hat, drives a car with a license plate that reads, "Winter '82." He is driving down a road that has patches of ice. Snow is along both sides of the road, and a sign labeled "Southland" has ice and snow on the top edge. The man is saying, "People say the Sun Belt's a nice place to go for the winter."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A ship flying a banner with "Port of N.O." is labeled "General cargo trade." The ship is sailing in choppy waters. Large waves labeled "Containerization...Baltimore...'Roll-on/roll-off'...Miami...Los Angeles...Houston" threaten to swamp it. The cartoon caption reads, "Port in a storm."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Leonid Brezhnev and Fidel Castro sit at a theater dressing room mirror. Brezhnev holds a pot of grease paint and an applicator, and his face is covered with the paint which darkens his skin. Castro, face painted, watches. Their rifles are near the window, through which can be seen a city skyline and a theater marquee with "Now showing...S. Africa ho!" Brezhnev says, "The whole world's a stage."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Yassir Arafat sits in a foxhole holding his rifle. The sky is filled with explosions. He says, "It's a real jungle out there! Terrorists fighting terrorists!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man labeled "Juvenile crime" looks at watches in the glass case at a shop (pawn shop?). The merchant stands on the other side of the glass case. Behind the merchant on the wall are several handguns under a sign that reads, "Sat. night specials." Signs on top of the glass case read, "Now on sale...Curfew specials" and "You'll have to know when it's 11 o'clock."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Jimmy Carter sits at his desk in the White House. The Capitol dome and Washington Memorial can be seen through the window behind him. A sign on his desk reads, "The buck stops here 'til Jan 20th."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Uncle Sam is riding a Ferris wheel at a circus. The wheel is labeled, "High interest rates...Recession...Low interest rates...Inflation." The wheel operator stands nearby, his hand on the control. In the background is a circus tent with a flag labeled, "Economy circus." The cartoon caption reads, "Round and 'round it goes..."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Leonid Brezhnev and another man stand looking at a large map of the Middle East. A large push pin with a hammer and sickle symbol on it is stuck into Syria, and above this is "Soviet-Syria treaty." Brezhnev is holding a box labeled "Sales territorial pins" with more push pins. A small step stool is in front of the map. Lines and shapes suggesting explosions are scattered over Iraq and Iran. Brezhnev, with a smile, says, "My! Opportunities could be bustin' out all over!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, with angry expressions, are throwing mud at each other. A man watching says, "If nice guys finish last, you guys both look like winners."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A stork is holding a bag labeled "New Orleans' 1980 census figures" in its bill. In the bag are many people, including mayor Ernest Morial, who with fists raised is saying, "We've got at least 86 thousand more!" The stork is thinking, "Oh! Oh! Look what I've done now."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Ronald Reagan holds a telephone receiver attached to a telephone cord that spells "Debate line." The receiver at the other end of the line is labeled "Carter." From it comes, "This is a recording...I'll debate Reagan head to head...This is a recording..." Nearby is Jimmy Carter holding a telephone receiver. Reagan appears surprised; Carter appears worried.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Ronald Reagan and David Stockman stand together looking at a steamroller labeled "Tax cut coalition." The rollers are labeled, "Republicans" and "Southern Democrats." On the ground is the cut-out of a person flattened and labeled, "Budget cuts opposition." Reagan says, "Crank it up for another run."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Ronald Reagan smiles and holds a holds a straw hat in one hand and a cane in the other. He stands on a movie set surrounded by filming equipment (clap board, microphone, lighting, and motion picture camera). Behind him on the wall is a large graph labeled "The polls." The cartoon caption reads, "Leading man."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. An old man on the right side of the cartoon has a very long beard, the end of which is being held by a hand on the left side of the cartoon. The beard is labeled, "More Mississippi River bridges issue." Above the end of the beard are the words, "Measured, it reaches from Chalmette to Huey P. Long Bridge, both sides." The cartoon caption reads, "Growth of a controversy." [Note on date: Manuscript entry in bottom margin of the cartoon: Saturday, June 8. During 1968 and 1974, June 8 was on Saturday.]

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A group of hippies is sitting or lying in front of a door labeled "Army induction centers, Pentagon, etc." One is burning a draft card, and all their eyes appear closed. A sign next to them on the floor has the words, "Attempts to block the war effort in Vietnam." Uncle Sam holds up his hands in worry. The cartoon caption reads, "We stand on our Constitutional rights." [Note on date: Manuscript entry in bottom margin of the cartoon: Friday, October 20. During 1967 and 1972, October 20 was on Friday.]

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man labeled "U.N. Suez observers" wears a helmet with a U.N. emblem on it and looks through binoculars. What he is seeing is shown on the ends of the binocular lenses. On one is an Arab man shouting and waving his fist at an Israeli man. On the other is the Israeli doing the same toward the Arab. The cartoon caption reads, "Short range...also the long range view?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A child in a skeleton costume walks down the street carrying an enormous bag of candy labeled, "Trick or treat." The cartoon caption reads, "The affluent society."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A donkey in a suit is holding a large bottle with labels that read, "Becoming a name brand...Carter's pills...New Hampshire likes it." The cartoon caption reads, "Just what the doctor ordered?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Richard Nixon is listening in on someone else's phone call using a telephone labeled, "Extension '70." He appears worried. The cartoon caption reads, "Surtax call to Congress."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey stand on opposite ends of a seesaw, with a third man labeled "The issues" standing in the middle. The third man's weight and stance prevent either man at the end from moving the seesaw. Nixon is wearing a large campaign button with the words, "Nixon and Agnew." Humphrey's button says, "Humphrey and Muskie." The cartoon caption reads, "Three for the seesaw."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man in colonial clothing is standing on the deck of a steamship labeled "Port of New Orleans...Louisiana USA," and he is facing toward the rear. Nearby are the words, "Immediate financial help needed...Modernization needs," and the man is saying, "You got to try harder." Behind the ship is a huge wave about to crash down. It is labeled, "The wave of the future," and atop the wave are ships labeled "Other...Ports." The cartoon caption reads, "When you're No. 2 (and others are gaining)..." [Note on the date: Manuscript entry in the bottom margin is Thurs., Mar. 13. During 1969, 1975 and 1980, March 13 was on Thursday.]

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Three pyramids are shown in this cartoon, set in Egypt, one in the foreground and two in the distance. The near pyramid is flattened on top and on it is a powder keg for a table with four empty chairs around it and four name cards labeled, "France...Britain...USSR...U.S." The pyramid is labeled, "4-power Mideast talks." The fuse attached to the powder keg is smoking. The cartoon caption reads, "More on conference table shapes." [Note on the date: Manuscript entry in the bottom margin is Tuesday, Feb. 11. During 1969 and 1975, February 11 was on Tuesday.]

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