Mrs. Smith

Mrs. Smith

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Mrs. Smith

Other Names: Hogfat; officer's mess

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Quality

First Appearance: Police Comics #3 (Oct. 1941): "All right Rookie- Go in an' see the Doc-"

Creators: John Devlin

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: Dewey Drip

Family/Relative: Major Smith (husband)

Nation: USA

Race: white

Gender: female

Note: wife of Major Smith, a superior on Dewey Drip's base

Mrs. Smith was the wife of Major Smith, one of the commanding officers on the base where Dewey Drip trained to be a soldier. When Dewey Drip saw her, he called her "Hogfat," apparently because she was overweight.

Another commanding officer had told Dewey to go to the officer's mess so that Major Smith could assign him to a tent. The "officer's mess" is the mess hall (or cafeteria) where the officers eat. But this is terminology that was unfamiliar to Dewey Drip. When Mrs. Smith, agasp at being called "Hogfat," asked Drip if he knew who she was, he said: "Sho' - ah knows yo 'is th' officer's mess -- an' ah don't wonder they calls yo' thet!"

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This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Police Comics #3 (Oct. 1941): "All right Rookie- Go in an' see the Doc-" (2-panel cameo)