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"D. ORIGINALITY. The hog should know his master's voice so he may not be fooled by impostors.
"E. CLEARNESS and MUSICAL QUALITY. A clear, musical call is more enticing and appealing than a throaty one lacking music. Hogs enjoy music and happiness aids digestion. A musical call will bring them in quicker and with better appetite."
In other words, the hog expects you to have a voluminous musical appeal with varied originality. And, oh yes, a pair of leather lungs.
Woman are so pleasantly constituted that they cannot compete on even terms with men in sports. This fact was accepted in Victorian times as healthy and normal, like fainting, and a girl who did not like athletics was welcomed everywhere.
Even today, in spite of the eminence of Babe Zaharias and Maureen Connolly, there still are members of the sex who do not care for athletics. A father of one of these, after profitlessly studying his daughter for 16 years in the hope of finding some outdoorsy thing which would interest her, has come to the conclusion that she is incorrigibly unathletic. So have the authorities at the school she attends.
For some time now there has been a conflict between the daughter, who dislikes sports, and the authorities, who insist on sports. She describes the authorities as "pedagogic bureaucrats," making it sound like something which has been spat. The bureaucrats are determined that every girl in the school shall engage in athletics, as they put it, and not just gym but something competitive. The girls are required to choose among field hockey, volley ball and a version of softball.
What riles the daughter as much as anything is that this compulsion is selective. It does not apply to boys. Boys can collect stamps if they like. Girls have to get out in the open and sweat.
She sees in the rule all kinds of dark implications, such as the possibility that some day women will be working on road gangs during summer vacations in order to stay in something that may be called shape. We are being Russianized, she says, in the name of democracy. She refers to her volley ball team (she chose volley ball) as "the collective" and to the captain of the team as "Rough Cut."
During a vacation which looks forward once more to school?and a choice between volley ball and field hockey?her morale has been sustained only by the memory of an event which featured the Victory Celebration of her volley ball team last season. She was voted Most Detrimental.