Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Clendening

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Author: 
Daniel Coleman
Formerly Missouri Valley Special Collections

Dr. Logan Clendening, perhaps the most quotable figure in Kansas City history, taunted those of his readers who kept to strict diet and exercise regimens.  “What’s the use?” Clendening wrote.  “By giving yourself infinite trouble you may prolong your life perhaps a fortnight.  Why not enjoy things as you go along?”