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Why Cops Are Corpulent

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"It's a standing joke with lots of folks, " said a retired policeman the other day, "that alraost as soon as a new man is put on the force and goes out on patrol duty he gets fat. You never yet saw a picture of a policeman but that he had a paunch on hiui worthy of au old country Germán. "But it isu't corpnlence that forces policemen to buy bigger waisted trousera and coats as they grow older. It's a deformity; that's right - a deí'orinity. When a man is on nis feet anywhere f rom lá to 20 hours out of the 24, he just settles down on himself. He puts all nis weight on his hips. "This throws out his abdomen and draws his shoulders back, making him look hollow backed. It seems to rest him. His feet and ankles, which get sore, rheumatic and all out of shape on account of his constant walking, are relieved when he rests his hips. Just try it and see how oasy and restful the habit is. But you'll get an amaziug 'front' in a short time. "A policemau's f eet always becorue large. I wore" a No. 7 shoe when I went on the force 30 years ago. Now I have to wear a No. 10, and the width - well, I guess they dou't letter them up to niy width. Aud it's all on account of the walkiug. "Yes, all meu who have patrolled for two or three years are 'fat' and at the same time uot


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