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Are We Yankees Slipping? – Strength Magazine – October, 1928

Looking at the question from a physical standpoint only, the recent Olympic Games seem to prove that we Yankees are slipping in physical ability. But, using the slump of the Yankee athletes, competing in the past Olympic Games as an indication that the physical powers of the entire population of the U.S. are going blooey, reminds me of that war joke. You no doubt recall it. The war is over, and a veteran who had been in the thick of the fighting for many. months is home and very much soured on war, peace, prohibition, bonuses and things in general. One of the patriotic, noncombatants of the home town says to the veteran upon his arrival, “Well, Jack, old boy, we won the war at last, didn’t we.”

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas