The Minneapolis Star from Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 19, 1946 · Page 26
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The Minneapolis Star from Minneapolis, Minnesota · Page 26

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Monday, August 19, 1946
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Tornado-Wrecked Wells Begins Clearing Up Debris . . . .T1IE NINNKAPOUS MTAR and journal. Mon., Aug. 19. 194 indHuCedric Adams. Tl'K WORLD'S IN KKVKHSK. but completely now. Take a look at this: "You know that many business men have secretaries. Many (most, probably) have female necretarirn. Some have pretty female secretaries. Most wish they had pretty female secretaries. There are many bu.-lness women who have secretaries, too. lVw have male secretaries. Practically none has a good looking male secretary. Hut most business women WISH they had male secrttaries good looking or not. The reasons for all this are simple enough: It's mostly the old sex equality gag. If a business man wants a pretty girl for a secretary, he gets one. He advertises for a secretary or gets his employment agency to send him a stream of prospects. Then lie chooses. Uut a business woman Is Uko a girl who wants to court n hoy. She can't do it. She may want a particular one, but he never Rets around to see her. So Ehe sits by her telephone until some goon chooses her. Maybe she marries the least objectionable of the lot. All this afler ; he started out with som-one else in mind. And maybe while she STILL has someone else In mind. Isn't it sad? .... r j. i -0,- JCv . Wr' f " ' I V it J J, -r t - - ' ' VJ,-T -If "A. -rffc ' " .. V- . f J y " In the wake of the Saturday night tornado w hich caused more than $1,000,000 damage, citi- and other debris cover a Wells street. Although every business building in town was dam-zens of Wells, Minn., today began in earnest the clearing up of debris that littered streets in aged and some were reduced to piles of rubble, there were no fatalities in Wells, and only four m manner reminiscent of bomb-wrecked cities during the war. Above, bricks, stones, sticks persons were on the official injured lint. h , 1 NT i- ' 4 SCI f 1 -r av 1 o c :. vpi - - - - - ": - I. Ill Tfc, I - j3 H ' .v'v5 ri. fVH; w rfri 1 1" w.oam in m Vjr r;.vr I "I AIM A SI'X KKTAItV. I have played fttoog to a lot of liiisineNS men w ho mndn my job itiirrahl hrcautn tliry wanted a pretty uirl to lake their lei Its Mid tin their thinking for them. Itut they put up with inn because I am a young Kniu mid valuable, tor liunineaa or lecaue they hate jealous wives. They'd have lieen happier, though less pros-perous, with a pretty doll who would have been a bum secretary but valuable for monkey business. In this bright netv world, there must be a better way. I don't want to be an unhappy secretary for a fat, old businens man who has nothing: hut money and young: Ideas. I, very frankly, would lika to be a secretary for a woman a business woman, a socialite, a dowager almost anylKidy .... "I AM 2.1. sinKle, brilliant, tall, curly haired, adorable and a useful secretary. CoIIckc education to burn, an English major, a Ioiik employment history. I mean I am fpjalified. No employment BRency can make money on my problem they've all tried. No woman, wanting a male secretary, has nerve enough to ask an ancney to send her one. The whole thing; amounts to sex discrimination. Girls can get the kind of seeretary Jobs they want men can't! The injustice Is two-fold: for the woman who wants a mAl secretary and for the male secretary who wants a woman employer. Anyway, gome day try this on your readers. They may be helpful. And if I ever find a way to democratize the economy, until It treats male secretaries fairly, I'll let you know. J. U." . . . This Corner Is not. an employment agency, but. we do believe In Justice. We have the young man's name and address. If lhat "cuily hair" angle or any other interests any of ou women employers, we'll be anxious to give you the writer's name. A NKW FIRM will pop soon with a complete, line of cosmetic (this is hard to believe) for jrirli from 2 to 12. The items will Include such things as dusting powder, toilet water, bubble bath, shampoo, hand lotion, hair dressing- .... If you want to remember some hospitalized tot these days, try a comic book. The youngsters thrive on them and also paa them around through a hospital till they're worn out . . . Quite a group of Hollywood movie stars had bought shares of stock In that gambling ship. The enme-mi was that the gross take would run over $1,000.00(1 a mouth which would crack the initial nut in something- like three months .... A score of readers have written to ask why Encyclopedia ftrittanica. In listing: the seven wonder Inventions of the world, overlooked the wheel. Anil It's easy to agree with the inquirers. Man's entire mechanical civilization I based on the wheel. MY REXPKCT FOR Mreelcnr motormen and conductors has gone wny up. Had n dream last night I hat was almost a nlght mare. I dreamed that I was a motormanconductor on the Fourth avenue line. 1 took the controls for the first time In the loop. Kvery time Jin nulo approached my streetcar, 1 looked for n sleeting wheel to avoid the oncoming vehicle. My coin changer stuck as we stopped at the Nicollet Intersection. After running the car, rnak. Ing change, punching transfers, calling streets, I was glad I woke up on Nineteenth street. If you have any control at all over your dreams, never become a motormanconductor. I'm still a little shaky. Crdric Adams' column appears in the Minneapolis Run day Tribune,. C.ltIN AND ItKAIl IT V 4 -rr x." ' This ground view shows how a portion of Wells Main street looked after the tornado. Autos in "leap frog" This aerial view shows how St. Casimir's church (foreground) and pa re position at left were among many vehicles damaged by the twister. As Wells operated under martial law, chial school in Wells were heavily damaged. Roofs of both buildings were the town of Blue Earth prepared to send its fleet of city-owned trucks to Wells to aid in the cleanup. partly torn off. Masses were held in the open air Sunday. . . . While Mankato Tourist Camp Occupants Search for Belongings f A V ' , ' " t f Jr k.- ;;. I 1 , : p i7lr r- II i j j I C I OFF TIIK KKCOIU) By Kd Reed - '. I I ... i . -v, tjmmr-..? Uinii." . t 111(7 1 1 l lit V' if&.v pg ssr- . -.pafesi m nr i Ily IJchty J 1 -i-vw'-- w ;- --,: 4.,- : .";t euC?- A aMMiaiifefcfcwWwir ' mm Meanwhile, at Clreen Gables tourist camp, three miles southwest of Alankato and about 35 miles north of Wells, three occupants are shown searching for belongings in the debris left by a second tornado. Occupants received special passes to look for belongings. This cafe near the Green Gables was one of several structures demolished by the Mankato tornado, in which seven lost their lives and more than f0 were injured. Thousands of motorists jammed highways south of Mnnkato Sunday to view wreckage,. "I'! Something's burning Mr, and it Isn't the toast!'

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