Science: Grandpa Was No Runt

Are Americans getting bigger? Not much, reports the U.S. Army, which has )een measuring them for uniforms for a long, long time. Last week Dr. F. E. Randall, who works for the Quartermaster General, compared the sizes of large groups of U.S. soldiers in the Civil War and World Wars I & II. There was no startling difference.

Civil War "separatees" averaged 67.40 in. tall and 141.38 Ibs. In World War I, the averages went up to 67.72 in. and 144.67 Ibs. In World War II, there was a further increase, to 68.43 in. and...

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