Nov. 4, 1947: East L.A. Junior College Observes ‘Women’s Week’; Jokes Ensue

L.A. Times, 1947

L.A. Times, 1947
Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project.

Nov. 4, 1947: Although it isn’t mentioned, this sounds like a riff on “Sadie Hawkins Day,” founded by “Li’l Abner” cartoonist Al Capp, who has been featuring the holiday for the last month.


For the 1947 story line, the residents of Dogpatch discovered a woman who had been thawed out of the local glacier. As the oldest unmarried woman, the plot turned on finding her a mate. Will Daisy Mae lose Li’l Abner to her Scandinavian rival, who warns: “By Thor—because ay bane oldest bachelor girl, ay bane got right to wait here at ‘Bachelor’s Bottleneck’ during race and grab any big yerk I like, by yimminy!!”

L.A. Times, 1947

Quote of the Day: “T’morry thar will arrive in Dogpatch th’ one thing in creation thet kin stop a bachelor in full flight—STUPEFYIN’ JONES!!”
Available Jones, in “Li’l Abner.”

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1 Response to Nov. 4, 1947: East L.A. Junior College Observes ‘Women’s Week’; Jokes Ensue

  1. I wish they had actually published some students’ thoughts on that week.


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