The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, May 27, 1937, Image 7
Two-Way Atlantic Flight Takes 45 Hours Henry T. (Dick) Merrill, inset, and the Lockheed Electra plane in which the flyer and his co-pilot John S. (Jack) Lambie completed the first commercial round trip flight across the Atlantic and the fastest two-way journey ever completed over that ocean. The total flying time was 45 hours and 24 minutes from New York to ■London and return. The eastward passage took 21 hours and two minutes and the westward flight took 24 hours and 22 minutes. The flyers visited London for the coronation and brought back photographs and films of the coronation ceremonies. The flyers landed in New York 35 seconds less than five days after they took.off from Floyd Bennett field on the eastward flight. Speed Mt. Rushmore Memorial The heads and shoulders of President Washington and President Jef ferson, sculptured in the solid granite of South Dakota’s Black Hills, re ceive the finishing touches as workmen begin work on the last figure, that of President Lincoln. Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor, recently announced that he expected to have the major work on Mount Rushmore, near Rapid City, completed by next year, leaving the finishing touches for 1939, ___ _ _ CALLED SPANISH SPY Jose de Gregorio, former secre tary at the Spanish embassy in Washington, whose name was men tioned by Senator Gerald P. Nye of North Dakota when he said thal Spanish spies in this country are seeking to “violate American neu trality.” GETS WHITE HOUSE JOB Miss Katherine Gilligan, twenty six, of Lawrence, Mass., who has been named as new secretary for f James Roosevelt, eldest son of the President, now serving as secretary to his father. Pole Vault Aces Set New Record The pole vault twins of the University of Southern California at Palo Alto who recently set a new world mark of 14 feet 814 inches in the vault event in a dual meet with Stanford. Left: Earl Meadow’s; right: Bill Sefton, captain of the U. S. C. team. Mt. Holyoke Honors Women College Heads Dr. Katherine Blunt of Connecticut College for Women; Dr. Mildred McAflee of Wellesley; Dr. Virginia C. Gildersleeve of Barnard college; Dr. Margaret S. Morriss of Pembroke college and Dr. Aurelia H. Rein hardt of Mills college (left to right) who received honorary LL. D. degrees at the centennial celebration of Mount Holyoke college at South Hadley, Mass., recently. The college was founded by Mary Lyon as Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1837, rechartered as Mount Holyoke Seminary and College in 1888 and under its present title in 1893. Leading alumnae from all parts of the United States returned for the centennial celebra ^ tion. The colleee is non-sectarian. Scenes and Persons in the Current News l_President Cetulilo Vargas of Brazil, who has mobilized 40,000 troops to quell a rebellion in the state ol Rio Grande. 2—War Admiral, son of Man-o-War, shown winning the recent Kentucky derby. 3—Members of the national chapter of the War Mothers of America, placing wreaths on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier In Arlington National cemetery. New Twins Ready to Join Navy Family Uncle Sam’s two newest twin destroyers, the Patterson and Jarvis, are shown floating serenely in the drydock at Bremerton, Wash., before they joined their big family of sisters on the bounding main. The launch ing of the twins was sponsored by Miss Elizabeth Patterson. Expert on Weather to Study Arctic Clifford J. McGregor, meteorolo gist of the weather bureau at New ark, N. J., airport, who will head an expedition of scientists into the Arctic in the three-masted schooner “General A. VV. Greeley,” named for the famous Arctic explorer. Leaving the end of June, the expedi tion will remain in the Far North for 16 months, studying and record ing weather data. GRANDMA GETS M. A. Mrs. Rose A. Cahan, known to her fellow students at Teachers college of Columbia university as the “col lege grandmother." who has re j ceived a master of arts degree. She ' says she will continue her studies. Art Museum Starts “Rental Library” J A unique rental plan of old master reproductions has been inaugu rated by the Chicago Art institute to encourage art appreciation. Four teen reproductions of famous paintings are available for rent to members of the institute at seven and one-half cents a month. Miss Adele Law son, left, institute employee, offers Miss Betty Humphreys, a member, her choice of two masterpieces. Speaker Bankhead Umpires Baseball Game Legislative business was called off when Speaker of the House William'B. Bankhead acted as master ol ceremonies and umpire during the annual baseball game between the pages of the senate and the house of representatives in Washington recently. The speaker is shown calling a close one at the plate as Duane Dedricks of Utah, outfielder of the senate, slides home safely. Dan Ellis of Alabama is the catcher. Unobserved Exercise By DR. JAMES W. BARTON © Bell Syndicate —WNU Service. ff'T'IIE accumulation of J. excess fat, in that it tends to reduce physical effi ciency and not uncommonly to imperil life, should be re garded far more gravely than is the case. Now although there are a considerable num ber of different causes of overweight, yet in practice the majority of cases result from excessive food intake and deserve, therefore, our chief attention. Thus most people over the age of forty are too fat, although at first glance they might be passed as normal. Fat creeps secret ly or unnoticed into the ab dominal wall, and the abdom inal organs, producing the middle-aged spread as its first sign. At this stage treat ment is a simple matter and unassociated with danger. It may consist of either exer cises or reduced food intake, or both.” I am quoting Dr. A. H. Douth waite in a recent issue of the Brit ish Medical Journal. Dr. Barton Now in this early stage of overweight there is no question but that the use of simple, suitable exercises, properly and regularly per formed, will not on ly prevent the pro truding abdomen or middle-aged spread, but will give erect ness to the carriage thus preventing fur ther spreading. For many years I have prescrioea definite exercises for definite condi tions; exercises to correct or pre vent the protruding abdomen have been prescribed in at least three of every four cases treated. To have the individual place his hand on his abdomen as he lies on his back and raises his legs (knees straight) or sit up, or standing with knees straight and rocking from side to side, gives him the feeling that the exercise is catching the right spot— the muscles of the abdomen. No One Notices This. Now although taking these exer cises at home and also at the gym nasium is practically always possi ble, it must be admitted that many fat individuals are not at home or there is no gymnasium; others may not have time or opportunity. For these a rather unique system of ex ercising the abdominal muscles is that of contracting and relaxing these muscles at will, even during working hours, and entirely unno ticed by others. It is just the same idea as tightening the thigh or calf muscles without really straightening the leg or extending the toe. First the patient should be taught to pull his abdominal wall in and out while standing or sitting. This exercises the straight or up and down muscles in the front of the ab domen. These form the "wash board” seen on those who are well developed. Secondly, he should learn to exercise the “oblique" mus cles that run obliquely across ab domen instead of straight up and down. This is done by standing and drawing the hips and lower ribs to gether, first on one side and then on the other. Thirdly, the back must not be for gotten. All fat people eventually develop a bad stance (posture), and a healthy abdominal wall cannot be achieved if its main point of at tachment is weak and warped. In sistence should thus be placed on the importance of carrying the head and body erect. Thyroid and Angina Pectoris. A number of surgeons have lately been removing the thyroid gland in severe cases of angina pectoris where the blood vessels supplying the muscular walls of the heart have become partly blocked. The walls of the heart have not been getting enough blood to maintain their strength and attacks of angina and heart failure occur. Dr. T. C. Davison, Atlanta, Ga., in Southern Surgeon, states that the rcgnoval of the whole thyroid gland gives immediate and prolonged re lief in the majority of cases of an gina pectoris, apparently because the lower or slower rate at which the body processes work (with no thyroid juice to speed them up) has decreased the amount of work the I heart has to do. Sometimes when the thyroid gland is removed and the processes work at a slower rate, the fat tis sue in the food or in the body doesn’t get completely burned and the indi | vidual puts on fat. In these cases small doses of thyroid extract may be given which will remove the fat and yet not stimulate the heart too much. Of 54 cases reported there were only 2 deaths, the majority of the patients were relieved entirely of angina attacks and the others re ported only mild attacks.