Time is fluid and constant, ever present and a fourth dimension necessary to move reality along from moment to moment. In this modern age, it was only a matter of...time... before villains would learn how to harness this power and bend it to their wicked will. Such were men named Clinton and Kale.
David Clinton decided to synchronize his thefts in such a manner so as to escape the law, using time-based gimmicks in his escapades. Unfortunately for him, he started his crime spree in the small college burg of Ivy Town, home to Earth-One's Atom. And the costumed alias of Professor Ray Palmer proved to have better timing then Clinton's alias of Chronos. Still, the time thief would try again and again, even joining the Injustice Gang on three occasions as well as twice allying himself with the Crime Champions of Two Earths where he met the Justice Society as well as Atom's Justice League.
And it was the Justice Society of Earth-Two that first quarreled with the time traveling villain Per Degaton and his chief henchman Kale. Kale was like Clinton a bald felon with a knack for joining gangs, in Kale's case it was generic thugs dressed like Degaton whom Kale recruited for Per's criminal enterprise to usurp history starting in ancient Greece. And the first JSA member that Kale traded blows with? You guessed it, young Al Pratt aka the Atom. Kale would later return at least twice more, once aiding Degaton against the Society and their League counterparts, and during the Crisis assisting the Ultra-Humanite in the modern-day who was attempting to steal a space shuttle for his own sinister ends. While Kale never reached the legendary status of Chronos, both were tied with time which they ultimately ran out of during their failed careers.