Woody Woodenhead was yet another new creation for the Smith-Mann color section, and one of the few humorous strips to appear there. The star of the strip was named not in the Pinocchio vein but for the the kid not being the highest wattage bulb.
The strip was seldom if ever signed, but was credited in Editor & Publisher to Edo Anderson. The strip ran for the whole life of the color section, and then was downgraded with the rest of the strips to running in black and white. Woody’s last hurrah came on 8/4/56.