Business & Finance: Hog Figure

Plebeian hogs have no figures. Plebeian hogs are squat, short-legged, roly-poly, fat. But blue-ribbon hogs are slender, graceful, meaty. Reason, as revealed at the American Royal Live Stock Show (Kansas City), last week, by able Swine Inspector E. Z. Russell of the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture:

"We try to minimize the fat, mainly because this prosperous country demands high-priced pork. . . . Also, the growing use of vegetable fats, which are sold more cheaply than it is possible to sell hog fat, means that the hog today is primarily a meat animal."