AMONG the present tendencies in the Marine Corps there may be noted an increasing activity in the promotion of athletics. For that reason, if not for any other, the subject should be of interest to all officers. In this article the point of view advanced is somewhat different from the one commonly accepted, and, not being an athlete, in anticipation of those that may be inclined to inject personalities into an impersonal inquiry, I can only justify myself by the timeworn platitude that one does not need to be a hen to judge of the merits of an egg.
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