June 1, 1925 - June 6, 1925

Introducing Our HeroineJune 1, 1925



Second-Hand EllaJune 2, 1925



A Dog’s LifeJune 3, 1925


Lost, One Daddy!June 4, 1925



Her Daily DipJune 5, 1925



Clip That CouponJune 6, 1925


Transcripts

Introducing Our HeroineJune 1, 1925

INTRODUCINGELLA CINDERS ETC.

Here in our town lives a little girl named Ella Cinders. She may not be beautiful, but she’s sweet and good. Life for Ella is not as soft as the inside of a cream puff, but if her dreams of romance were diamonds, she could make Tiffany’s window look like a dark cellar at midnight.

Ella is kitchen slavey for her mean stepmother Mrs. Mytie Cinders, whose disposition is so sour it would turn honey into vinegar. That’s why Samuel Cinders, Ella’s father, went away.

These are Ella’s two stepsisters, Prissie Pill and Lotta Pill. Prissie thinks she only needs a camel to be a female sheik, and Lotta thought she was cute until she won a prize at a party for making faces when she wasn’t playing.

The only claim to fame advanced by Blackie Cinders is that he is Ella’s little brother and pal.

You might as well meet Waite Lifter and get it over with. Waite is the ice man’s helper. In spite of the way his face was made he has a heart of gold and he’s honest and strong. His love’s as warm for Ella as his ice is cold.

NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY

Second-Hand EllaJune 2, 1925


Panel 1

Ella: Big hearted Lotta, the working girl’s friend slipped me this old dress. It’s so full of grease spots she could have sold it by the pound to a soap factory.


Panel 2

Ella: The only thing I ever got first hand was a licking! Every time the ragman goes by I hide in the cellar so he won’t take me along. I’ve even got a second hand mother and a slightly used dog.


Panel 3

Ella: Lotta’s so careful of her clothes she won’t eat gravy unless it matches her dress. By the time I cut all the spots out of this dress there won’t be enough left to make ear muffs for a baby flea!


Panel 4

Ella: All I need now is goods for waist, skirt and sleeves and I’ll have a new dress. There’s enough for the cuffs right here!

A Dog’s LifeJune 3, 1925

Panel 1

Ella: I suppose they call ‘em stepmothers ‘cause they make you step around so much. But there’s one consolation – while I’m scrubbing, I’m not beating rugs.

Panel 2

Ella: Some foxy politician ought to bid for the women’s votes by making it illegal to eat off anything but paper plates.

Panel 3

Ella: When my strength fails I’m going to get a job as a piano mover. You want to help, Rags?

Panel 4

Ella: This’ll save me from giving you a bath, Rags, and the exercise will do you good!

Lost, One Daddy!June 4, 1925

Panel 1

Hobo: Lady, I ain’t et in so long that me stomach and backbone is stuck together tighter than the crusts of a bride’s first pie.

Ella: I suppose you’ve lost so much weight that you have to put stones in your shoes to keep from floating away. Well, sit on the step and I’ll slip you a few vitamines.

Panel 2

Hobo: You wouldn’t believe it, lady, but I usta be at the Metropolitan Opera House until I lost my voice. Then they got someone else to call the taxis.

Ella: Say, – in your travels did you ever meet with anyone named Samuel Cinders?

Panel 3

Hobo: Nope! The only cinders I know anything about is the ones you get in your eyes when you ride the rods. Wuz he a friend o’ yours?

Ella: Yes, but never mind. Here’s a quarter for you. Don’t buy a flivver with it!

Panel 4

Ella: It’s three years now since Papa went away and no one’s ever heard from him. Maybe he’s hungry somewhere, – that’s why I feed every hobo that comes along.

Her Daily DipJune 5, 1925

Panel 1

Mytie: That lazy Ella can disappear faster than good nature at a baby show. All she’s had to do today is beat the rugs and wash the windows and now I when I want her to move the furniture I can’t find her.

Prissie: Ma, tell Ella to clean up my room.

Lotta: And I want her to go to the drug store.

Panel 2

Ella: “Clasping the beautiful Lady Gwendolyn in his strong arms, the noble Sir Roger looked deep into her eyes and said – “

Panel 3

Waite: ICE!

Panel 4

Mytie: If you’re going to take swimming lessons you may arrange them so they won’t interfere with your housework!

Clip That CouponJune 6, 1925

Panel 1

Success nowadays is only a matter of a pair of scissors and a two cent stamp. Would you be as beautiful as Cleopatra? ——- Clip the coupon! Do you crave to be a plasterer? ——- One snip, six lessons by mail, and PRESTO!! Long has Ella felt the urge and now –

Ella: I’ve made up my mind, Blackie, that if I have to be abused I’d rather have it done by a man with a megaphone than by a female Simon Legree who thinks I was put into the world to keep her hands out of dishwater!

Panel 2

Ella: I guess I could learn to handle a lorgnette good enough to give the frozen eye to certain folks around here. Maybe I’m just a kitchen slavey now, but once Napoleon was just a buck private.

Panel 3

Ella: If this doesn’t bring results I might as well resign myself to be an ice man’s bride. There now – I’ll sneak out and mail this!

Blackie: Gee, Sis, – if I had some money I’d send for some saxophone lessons if I only had a saxophone.

Panel 4

Blackie: Shucks! Sis is so crazy about the movies she even sends off for a actin’ course. Why didn’t she send for saxophone lessons or some’pin useful?

Ad: Be a movie star. Earn $1000.00 a week. Have millions adore you. Get your picture in the papers. Our simplified course in screen acting makes it easy for you. All you have to do is clip the coupon. Do it now. Bleblan Screen School.

Well, well, well! Who’d have thought Ella yearned to be an actress!!! What will the coupon bring her? Time and the postman will tell.


Notes

1. flivvera cheap car or aircraft, especially one in bad condition.
2. Simon Legreethe cruel plantation owner in Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
3. lorgnettea pair of glasses or opera glasses held in front of a person’s eyes by a long handle at one side.