The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on December 16, 1964 · Page 10
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The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 10

Tipton, Indiana
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Wednesday, December 16, 1964
Page 10
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PAGE 10 THE TIPTON DAILY TRIBUNE IN HOLLYWOOD By VERNON SCOTT UP I Hollywood Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (UP!)—Phyllis Diller, queen of the dishpan hands set, pays housewives (and anyone else) $5 for every gag she uses in her nightclub act or on television. So far some 300 amateur jikesmiths have collected from the comedienne—some as much as $1,000 per year. A typical Diller gag: "I had a telephone call from a peeping Tom begging me frantically to pull down my shades." Snappy one-liners on the domestic wars are what Phyllis looks for. All of her joke writers send their material unsolicited, and over the years she has paid out a fortune, some $20,000 per annum. Looks Like Disaster Miss Diller's stock in trade is her appearance. She's a dis- .' aster. Her blonde hair terrorizes coiffure artists. Her rasping voice gives audio experts the bends. Her figure will never be mistaken for Sophia Loren's. And while her beauty falls short of Elizabeth Taylor's it does possess many of the qualities found on Mount Rushmore. But Phyllis is as delightful a female as there is in the world. .She has a genuine sense of humor, a rare commodity "among females, she admits. Her husband is named, simply, "Fang," because, as she puts it, "he only has one tooth and it's 2 inches Jong. The first time I met him I tried to light his tooth— I thought it was a cigarette." Her description of Fang is typical Diller humor. "I hear from some of my amateur writers three or four times a week," she explained. • "About two-thirds of them are women. If I don't buy a joke I write them back and tell why. "I ask them not to send me jokes with words that wouldn't be heard in a supermarket. I mean I don't want anything .complicated or too high - brow for people to understand. One Became Celebrity "One of my writers, Mary McBride of Janesville, Wis., became a local celebrity and is now a professional sketch writer." Miss Diller prefers jokes about hair, clothes, the kitchen, weight problems, kids, female drivers, supermarkets'and, yes, sex. Things and situations other females deal,with every day. •Frequently, a funny . female reduces herself to a carrica- ture in the eyes of men,- : or worse, becomes' an object of pity. Not Phyllis Diller. Somehow, magically, she possesses an in- rwtrucf iMe feminity that -"'•"r dsserts her despite the f-~t appears is if she sur- vi-"rl a hurricane every day. * Phyllis requires thousands of one-line jokes a year to keep her material fresh and new, Recently she made 15 television appearances in 10 days with different gags for each guest shot. "I had to tell one woman to quit senidng me gags," Phyllis said unhappily. "I discovered she was taking them right out of a joke book." CHARGED IN SLAYOING INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — Joe Moore, 58, was scheduled for a Municipirt Court appearance to day following his surrender to a patrolman a few hours after Elwood Hall, 19, was slain in a poolroom brawl Saturday. Police said the fight occurred in the Friendly Billiard Parlor, which Moore managed. Moore was held on preliminary charge of murder. Witnesses told police Hall and Moore got into an argument and fell to the floor scuffling. A shot was.heard and Moore got up, leaving Hall on the floor. Advertise In The Tribune Grope no more, my lady. Two drawers glide out. A tray rises up. Seven big berths, thirty little compartments put everything you own on velvet. And on view. Study. Select. And dress like a lady. Who in the world plans jewel casessobeautifully? One shown: only' $20.00- LADY BUXTON £lari (J. I ^lioclc jeweler SPORT COATS ARE EXCELLENT Here at Falveys there is a large selection of very nice sport coats for men. Sizes from 36 to 46 enable them to fit all men . . . and short- regular and long sizes are here. Bring in an old sport coat or suit coat and Falveys can help you get the proper size. Prices $29.95 to $40.00 YOU CANT GO WRONG Any item purchased at Falveys which does not fit or suit in any way can be returned for refund or exchange after Christmas. FALVEY S STORE FOR MEN & BOYS DOWNTOWN TIPTON Wednesday Dec. 16J1964 fit #f;1i FREE!! FREE!! FREEH 1st. PRIZE $650.00 RCA COLOR TV. sign $5.00 or 2nd. PRIZE $50.00 BICYCLE More Register 3rd. PRIZE $29.95 AM-FM RADIO Tape BE HERE IT MAY BE YOU!!! Dec. 19 at 3 O'clock Stark & Wetzel Whole or Shank Half lb Harvest Time Center Slices Fresh BACON 3 iB. *1 00 HAM LB. 89 OYSTERS Pillsbury 5 lb. Brown Sugar 1 ! 15c Karo White Syrup51c AUNT JEMIMA Pancake Mix 2tt 35c FAMILY SIZE GriscoOil x «. 59c BAKERS Sweet Chocolate <«. 21c Wild Bird Seed ,* 29c OUR FAVORITE Green Beans DEL MONTE NO. 2 Pineapple Sliced 10 Vioz. Kraft M1NATURE MAKSHMELL0WS Bo HEY KIDDIES and GROWNUPS!!. Santa Ciaus At CARTERS Fri. & Sat. Afternoon and evening Present for you!! Hawaiian Fruit Punch ^31 Large Juicy Flordia CLIP THIS COUPON ROYAL 4 FLAVORS, Gelatin Dessert Orange- Cherry Lemdn-Strawberry Box f J; With $10.00 Order or More - Limit 4 Boxes NewTwin-Pak FRII0S ft. Buyers Special BREAD 2

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