Another get in shape article, this one from Everywoman magazine, March 1940.
"Here are the correct bust, waist, hip and ankle measurements for each height. Compare your proportions with them - if you're inches out you'll need to take steps to alter your curves."
I was interested to note there's none of the mythical ideal 36-24-36. Apparently I ought to have a 26 inch waist. Best get to work then!