The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, May 27, 1937, Image 7

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    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
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,
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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
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.
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”
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.
© 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
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.