Comic Book Short Story~Smitty and Herby "Proof of Loss"
Smitty was a popular newspaper comic strip created in the early 1920s by Walter Berndt. Syndicated nationally by the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate, it ran from November 29, 1922 to 1973 and brought Berndt a Reuben Award in 1969.
Dell did a comic book version, Four Color # 909, May 1958. Here's one of the stories in that issue: