I'm hoping someone here can help me with research I'm doing.
I clearly remember an editorial—likely, but not definitely, in an Another Rainbow/Gladstone Carl Barks collection—that described fans writing to Western Publishing in the 1950s, proposing to start a "Beagle Boys Club" for fans of Disney comics. My memory is fuzzy, but I think the letter-writer(s) wanted some kind of official okay from Western/Dell or Disney to start the club.
Western or Disney replied, gently discouraging the idea, saying that as bad guys, the Beagles weren't proper characters for readers to use as club mascots.
Can anyone identify for me the article and publication in which this was described?
(Not needed: a detailed analysis of why Western, Disney, or the letter-writer were wrong in either the idea, the request, or the reply.)