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One of the ■most noticeable' traits about all the armies—British, French, Italian or American —is the way they fighting fit they are, the healthier they are, the more they sing. Doctors have discovered that not only do he.".M>y people want to sing, luit the reverse o' this is the case; that is, if you f-mfc to be healthy and strong, one of the finest tonics is sing-

majThere is one good reason for this. Anyone who is constantly singing regularly exercises his lungs, keeping them fit ancl sound; healthy lungs are more, important than perhaps any other parts of -the body. " • A man with healthy lungs is able to> supply the rest of his body with rich, healthy blood, so strengthening any weakness which may tend to show themselves. First-class singers rarely die. of eonj sumption or any lung diseases. ; | In some statistics taken of singers land musicians it was shown, in fact, that as a class they are longer lived [than most other people, while there \ was not a single case of consumption among players of brass instruments. No matter how poor their voices are, children should be encouraged to sing as much as possible. For one thing, their voices will improve with constant 1 practice; for a second, their general {health will improve because of the exjercise given to their lungs; while for a Jthird, anyone who is constantly singing cannot be unhappy. And happy I people are always healthy ones.

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SING FOR STRENGTH., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9611, 16 May 1919

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SING FOR STRENGTH. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9611, 16 May 1919

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