The New York Daily News, for reasons I don’t fully understand, made a habit of including filler strips in their Sunday comics sections. Since they had free and easy access to all the Tribune strips I don’t understand why they needed to do this — they could always run one of their usuals in any format they might need, or pick from a list of strips they didn’t usually run.
Whatever the reason was, they did run filler strips, often in series but occasionally one-shots. Above you’ll find one of each. The Zanities, by a rather long in the tooth Thornton Fisher, showed up in the section on widely dispersed dates at least as early as 1949 and as late as 1955. Fisher’s salad days were way back at the New York World in the 1910s.
Bus Stop by Adam Barth seems to have been a one-shot, though not having indexed the Daily News Sunday sections I couldn’t say for sure.