You know how some kids are afraid of clowns? Well, Howdy Doody had the same effect on me. Never saw the charm of that ugly puppet. But for those of you who do, here is a story from FC#761, January 1957.
Cover looks like Mel Crawford's style. Dan Gormley is to blame for the interior art.
Howdy Doody was a TV pioneering show, created by Roger Muir and running from 1947 to 1960. It was broadcast in color beginning in 1955. Not that there were many color sets around then.