Keep Your Shirt On; Stream-Lined Proverbs

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   I was looking for my "boxer" shorts.
   From INSTITUTE NEWS (Underwear Institute), 15 May 1939, pg. 4, col. 1:

"You will be cooler if you
   The idea is for the underwear manufacturers to distribute these buttons to retail knitted cotton underwear clerks throughout the country to be worn during Cotton Week.


   "STREAM-LINED PROVERBS" ran in several issues.

15 July 1939, INSTITUTE NEWS, pg. 2, col. 1:
A word to the wife is insufficient.

15 September 1939, INSTITUTE NEWS, pg. 11, col. 1:
Early to bed and early to rise, and your girl goes out with other guys.

15 October 1939, INSTITUTE NEWS, pg. 5, col. 1:
Time, tide and auto trucks wait for no man.
All work and no play makes jack.
Where there's a road there's a detour (autoists' version).
A brain is only as strong as its weakest think.

15 October 1939, INSTITUTE NEWS, pg. 8, col. 1:
It is better to have loved a short man than never to have loved a tall.
Children should be seen and not hurried.
People who live near gas houses should not throw matches.

15 October 1939, INSTITUTE NEWS, pg. 9, col. 1:
The fool and his joke are soon started.
Everything comes to him who orders hash.

15 November 1939, INSTITUTE NEWS, pg. 7, col. 1:
No backbone is stronger than its weakest vertebra (chiropractic version).
A sock on the foot is worth two on the jaw.
Sufficient unto the day is the drivel thereof.
Look before you lip.
If at first you don't succeed, cry, cry again (recommended for wives).
A rolling pin gathers no husbands.
Distance makes the heart grow fonder (radio version).
What fools these mortals think other mortals be!
A nose should be seen and not heard.
He who laughs last has told the joke.
He who courts and does not wed has to come to court instead.

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