This Sunday strip seems, to me, to be a sign of spiraling in toward the end of the Kelly era. With still a year to go, there would yet be good strips ahead, including next week's. There's nothing majorly wrong with this strip, but you can see that either 1) Kelly didn't have his heart in it, or 2) that an assistant had a hand it this (possibly Selby?). The renderings of Albert and Beauregard are 'off' just a bit, and the message is heavy-handed without funny dialogue.
I'm not complaining, but just pointing it out, from my POV.
May 14, 1972