Article: 16 Oct '52
Chilcote's homecoming cartoon: for Coe's third homecoming
MacDonald "Don" Chilcote
of article on homecomings back in those days: mass meetings (pep
rallies), bon fires (flames reach several stories). Coe’s band
first appeared at 1913 Homecoming; but later they hired the National
Guard band: played all day for a dollar and free passes to the
Chilcote: after graduating, he enlisted in army; discharged as
second lieutenant in 1919. Worked for Hearts newspaper chain, art
department. Then for 20 years a cartoonist and caricaturist for
the Chicago Evening American. He was art director when American
merged with the Hearld and Examiner to form Chicago Herald Examiner.
1941 Chilcote became editorial art director for the Chicago Sun; kept
same position after merger and creation of the Chicago Sun-Times.
He created the comic character “Handy Andy.”
he had to quit work because of partial blindness caused by brain
tumor. He died on 18 Oct ’48 at age of 56. His widow is
Goldie Armstrong Chilcote, Coe grad in 1915.