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Since World War II there has been an intensified need for a physically fit nation. Health workers, recreational leaders psychologists, and sociologists have all stressed the need for virility and endurance in our nation. Educational literature is replete with recommended procedures for developing health, worthy habits of leisure, and social ideals through physical activities. Statements of educational objectives of early and recent data have placed abundant health, worthy use of leisure, and ethical qualities of character high on their lists. An analysis of educational practices, however, reveals the vast distance between philosophy or principle and practice. The schools of our country must assume the responsibility for the development of a sound health and physical education program to help meet this need.

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