Writer revision from Jack Cole to ? by Craig Delich 2014-1-16. The Who's Who indicates that Cole only drew this strip.
Heads in 3/4 backview with the jawbone going back behind the ear is peculiar. This can be found in his credited "Mike Gibbs Guerilla" story in Adventure Comics #88, and also in his Lt. Hercules stories in Green Lama Comics. Very few here, so uncertain.
Alababa and Pierpont Lee take hits of a hookah in splash panel.
Originally credited to Ed Dobrotka, but this is Mort Leav, with his large hands, lively figures and a special crouching way of running, with thighs lifted high. Dobrotka samples from Superman in Action Comics #69 have no resemblance to these Rusty Ryan stories. Both artists are credited on this feature, but all credited to Dobrotka have to be by Mort Leav.
The Who's Who indicates that Dobrotka drew this feature in 1944.
The Who's Who indicates that Leav did pencils only on this feature.