lost wages

Mullins, Bill Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Wed Nov 9 22:26:56 UTC 2005

 "lost wages" = "las vegas"

Barry pushed this back to 1951 here:

Newspaperarchive yields:

California | Oakland | The Oakland Tribune | 1946-04-30 p. C-3 col 2.
"Las Vegas, Nev., will change its name to "Vegas," if the Chamber of
Commerce has its way. . . . Hyde also doesn't like jokes about gambling
in the community, which comics call "Lost Wages." "

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