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Matt Weinstock, Oct. 28, 1959

October 28, 2009 |  4:00 pm


   Oct. 28, 1959, Peanuts

Misplaced Patch

Matt Weinstock
        This one requires the utmost delicacy. 

    A lady named Irene got an infection on her chin.  Her doctor prescribed a series of shots, not on her chin.  She has been going to his office regularly and the nurse has been administrating them.

    The other day when she appeared for her shot she said to the nurse, "I've got a business appointment after I leave here, would you put a Band-Aid on it?"

    She was thinking, of course, of her chin.  The nurse, administering the shot, was not.  And amid wild laughter from Irene, she slapped the Band-Aid in the wrong place.


    YOU HEAR the bad things about youngsters, rarely the good things.

    About a year ago Janice, 11, asked her mother where she and her father, Marvin Levin, had gone on their honeymoon.  Her mother explained they've been married during the Second War and hadn't been able to take a honeymoon.  Janice said nothing further but a plan formed in her mind.

    A few days ago Janice handed her parents two plane tickets to San Francisco and $14 "spending money."  For more than a year she'd saved her allowance, the money she earned for special household chores and cash rewards for getting A's and Bs on her report card.  She also announced she provided money to pay the woman who would take care of her and her brother while their mother and father were on their delayed honeymoon.  Happily, the parents went.


   SPEAKING OF thoughtful children, let Grant Holcomb, KNXT newsman, put in a word of his fun-loving daughter Dynne, a sophomore at UC.
Oct. 28, 1959, Abby

    He was in the press party accompanying Khrushchev to San Francisco.  As the train rounded a bend between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo the passengers were attracted to a group of people alongside the tracks ahead with some sort of banner, possibly heckling Mr. K.  As the train whizzed by they saw the banner, held up by laughing youths including his daughter, stated, "Welcome Grant Holcomb!"


    A LADY NAMED Paula who works in an office on W 7th St., near Alvarado is continually being disturbed by odd and obviously unreliable characters.  They invade the premises and want 15 cents for what they wish her to believe will be for a cup of coffee.  They don't look like the coffee type and usually she refuses.

Oct. 28, 1959, Beating
    The other day a tall, gangling young man came in and said, "Would you please give me a sheet of carbon paper?  I want to write a letter to my mother."  She waited but he didn't ask for the two sheets of paper in which to sandwich it, he just took the carbon and walked out.  Now she's wondering if carbon paper has a muscatel flavor.


    ONLY IN L.A. --  A news tip that a body had been dumped in a street in Highland Park came over the city room teletype the other night.  It was followed a few minutes later by this one: "Editors: Nothing to report of body dumped in street in Highland Park.  Some drunk apparently fell out of car."

at the Red Box ranger station report that after the last ember was extinguished they came upon a gal wearing a bikini, who had pulled her sports car to the side of the road in a burned-out area and was studying a book about yoga . . . By the way, no one seems to know how Mt. Disappointment, near which the fire burned, got its name.


    MISCELLANY -- A customer in the International House of Pancakes, scrutinizing the large menu, asked, "Don't you have bourbon flavored pancakes?" . . .

    Frank Barron thinks it's awful the things you read on the papers -- man shot by wife, woman stabbed by assailant, two hurt in bomb blast.  "And that's just on the comic pages," he adds.