The next Torchy story involves a weight-loss scam. Something that's still a problem today, but they might not be so likely to point that out in the comics any more.
One hundred twenty pounds used to be given out as a sort of ideal weight for glamour girls, or sometimes a little less. This time it's a hundred eighteen, with another two pounds being considered excessive.
Since Torchy represents the ideal, a reduction in weight is not be desirable.
Torchy is saved by a conscience-stricken member of the gang.
And that cement girdle comes in handy after all!