It is possible that Hy Moyer created this cartoon feature specifically for Bell Features & Publishing Co. It is more likely it appeared in an earlier magazine and was reprinted by Bell.
This cartoon reflects a prejudice against Blacks that was commonly expressed at least throughout North America in the twentieth century. The fact that “Happy Daze” made the cut from black & white to the colour feature “Java Bean” in Super Duper Comics published by F.E. Howard Publications suggests the popularity of such humour in this period.
Active Comics, 27, no date: “Happy Daze”: 23-27. Black & white. (“Happy Daze.” Became “Java Bean.” In Super Duper Comics
Super Duper Comics 3, May 1947: “Java Bean”: 30-34 F.E. Howard Publications. Colour.
Active Comics, 27: 23-27.
Super Duper Comics 3, May 1947: 30.