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AT 117 HE'S HALE AND HEARTY EXPECTS TO
LIVE 25 YEARS MORE
San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 21. "Did
your falThurt you much, Captainh?"
Ca'pt, Goddard l2zekiel Dodge Dia
mond sat the bottle of olive oil down,
stopped anointing his eibp'w and
looked' up at his questioner..
"HurU" he exploded. k,Just be
cause I am 117 years old Is no rea
son why a little tumble down a flight
of 14 stone" steps should bother me,
is it? I'll bet if one of you young fel-
Capt. "Zeke" Diamond, 117-year-old patriarch of the Old People's
Home of Sair Francisco, and Kenneth Weagant, the superintendent's 6-months'-dd
baby. These are the oldest and youngest members of the institution.
lows had fallen down .that flight of
stairs you would have had more than
little skinned place on your elbow
to show for' it I wasn't hurt a bit,
and" I went down head first 'and rolled
over and over. People ran' up and
said, "Well, the old patriarch is dead
at last,' but I jumped up-and' told 'eia.