In previous issues, Pappy Drip is described as Dewey's grandfather (and Ma's father) but in this story he suddenly becomes Dewey's father and Ma's husband.
The writer's credit for Gustavson has been replaced with ? (notes added by Craig Delich January 23, 2013, revised February 23, 2017). Jim Amash and Mike Kooiman, in the Quality Companion, verify that Gustavson wrote this feature through Police Comics (Quality Comics, 1941 series) #22, then picked up again with #37. The intervening writer is unknown for this story.