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How Fast A re You Living? By ARTHUR PAUL K mm I v . vSI B DR. GEORGE L. MEYLAN f KM f Physical Education and Medical Director, Columbia Univemity. YOU do not need a university education to applv the rules for sane living, according to Dr. George L. .Meylan, professor of physical education and medical director of Columbia University, in New York City. The rules are so simple they have become plat itudes. People repeat them without thinking of their importance. The difficulty lies in following the rules, after they are tamed. For in spite of the elaborate theories which have been worked out by faddists and cranks, each with his own particular cure for the defects of modern living, the whole problem will boil down into six word-, says Dr. Meylan. Here they are : Don't wTry. Be moderate in everything. DoubtK v these two brief sentences have a familiar sound. There is nothing startling about them, but they are the kej to longevity. Fifteen ears ago Dr. Meylan, at his summer camp in Maine, was swimming in the lake with his two boys, when Hezekiah Lombard came along in a rowboat. riezekiah was eighty-one years old. "Come along and have a swim," Dr. Meylan invited the old gentleman. "Don't keer ef I do," replied Hezekiah. He pulled his boat up on the shore, stripped and walked out onto the springboard. But he did not dive "Jest thought I'd teeter a bit," he explained, as he went back to the shore and waded in from the rocks. Heekiah swam around for a quarter of an hour and then dressed and went back to his boat. Seven years ago Dr. Meylan dropped in to see Hezekiah about 11 o'clock in the morning. For the first time in the ninety-seven years of his life the gentleman was not up and about. Dr. Meylan asked him if he was sick. "No," said Hezekiah, "jest kind o' lazy." Dr. Meylan examined him and found that the cir culation had ceased in his extremities. He suffered no pain, however. Hezekiah himself was not aware that he was not functioning normally in every way. That afternoon he died. It was merely that the ma chinery stopped. "It was the only perfect example I have ever seen," said Dr. Meylan, "of death from old age." Hezekiah Lombard worked all his life as a young man, sometimes in the lumber forests, sometimes on the lumber tows going down to Portland which was very hard work, indeed sometimes on the farm. Al he began to get older he dropped off the harder kind of work, and by the time he was seventy was not doing much except farming. At ninety he did a little hoeing in the garden, chopped some firewood occasionally and picked up chips and carried in wood for the fire. By the tune he was ninety-five picking up chips and watch ing the fire from a comfortable seat were his share of the household duties. During his last winter he merely watched the fire. His life was the essence of moderation. He neither smoked nor used alcohol in any form. Hezekiah's brother, who lived to be ninety-three, smoked moderately and drank moderately all his life. Hezekiah's son, seventy years old, who built two log houses last summer with his own hands and unassisted, used tobacco and stimulants in moderation. Charles W. Eliot, president emeritus of Harvard University, was born March 20, 1834, eighty-five petit ago. A few weeks ago Dr. Meylan sat beside Dr. Eliot at a dinner in Boston. Dr. Eliot was in per fect health and full vigor. Dr. Meylan asked him to what he attributed his long and vigorous life. In its Albania Still Struggling for Freedom By L. DIXON THE B lution soluti. thf nwci,. pi VJV I I ! French. It. In an in I of the Alb ated that Paris. France, Feb., 1920. ins just now are a .seething mass of revo I lie crux of the whole matter lies in the the Albanian problem. Albania is at ime occupied by four foreign armies Serbian and Greek, sting interview, M. Nicholas Ivanaj, one in delegates to the Peace Conference, rtunately his countrymen have no gen- tn It has a f Balkan a Bulgaria urn Great among th 1 is in the western part of the Balkan da, extending along the Baltic coast. i ulation of about 2, 000, 000 people. The 's Greece, Serbia, Montenegro, and '"ad designs on Albania and hoped before (i 'ar to divide that independent principality lves. But Austria-Hungary and Italy i " their own and would not permit it. ion in BP un represents the actual public opin armies f 1 'n addition to having those four banians a 1 "l,,n n has btCM forbidden to the Al tives with ,M ",,,e to meet together to elect reprcsenta dttnand I ifr? to exPress the desires, or rather the rh ' ot tnrir nation. which rer ldcKations at the Peace Conference legation i f wo Partics- The first is the official Ner the ill I)l,razzo, and that has been chosen heir ProRra "lce of the Italian army at Durazzo. iStan( for All' ! t( Seek so,ne ma,,date or foreign as anians fr an!a- The other delegation consists of ,ple and R co,on,es in America, Constant!- i vuiimriiB i l. ii . . i. . i iit'SP ( i' 'ir:tii . :iri' in ti iii l. .1 " H r let m wJm pa!n?tic Albanians resident in those parts n,a. that y work entiely in the interests of ComPlete. ,s to say. for independence full and Italy wished ,UTal condition of affairs is this s t( keep Valona, with the accompanying Hinterland, and to obtain a mandate over the whole of Albania. Greece claims the north ot Epirus. that is to lay, the provinces of Koritza and Argyrocastro. This district is entirely Albanian and was so recognized by the Con ference of Ambassadors held in London in 1913. Al bania will not agree to the appropriation of Valona ; neither will she have anything to do with the pro posed mandate. She will not hand over one square inch of her territory to alien rule and is already op posing these claims by force of arms. "Italy will have this mandate in the course of about three months. My countrymen are well organized. They are in earnest and mean to win. Fighting has been going on for the past three months in the moun tainous regions around Scutari, Castrati, and Mirdia Matia (Northern Albania). Albanians have been also righting the Greeks in the neighborhood of Coritza. are able to rally together 500,000 men for cer tain. In case of prolonged warfare, we have enough guns, munitions and all that is necessary in that re spect. Supplies of food. too. are sufficient. We are in the midst of winter. We arc a hardy race, we Al banians, and we are able to endure cold, hardship and deprivation of all kinds; indeed our history is but one long account of such endurance. We look upon the Italians as an enfeebled race who can in no way com pare in strength and physique with the people of our nation. "We have met with complete success up to the pres ent. The Italian armies have been driven from our Al banian towns to the coast of the Adriatic. Our people are so well organized that when the time comes for the departure of the French army from Koritza, I can as sure you that no Greek soldier will be able to put his toot into that province, or into Argyrocastro, without a struggle, the issue of which we have no doubt whatso ever. Today there exist no intrigues with the Aus trians and other peoples. Albanians are united in their demands for complete independence and national unity. They desire assistance from no one, nor protection' from foreign powers. This program is in entire ac cord with the aim of all these so-called small nations The Balkans for the Balkan peoples." M. Ivanaj has no doubt whatsoever but that Al bania's rights and liberties will be won, not through protracted negotiations of diplomats, but by the strong riht arm of his fellow-countrymen. briefest form Dr. Eiiot'l answer was "moderation in everything. Worry is largely a matter of temperament, but it has so many different forms that it probablv has more to do with shortening life than lack ot mock-ration in other directions. The conscientious man worries about his work. The ambitious man worries about his wot pects. K This old bugbear of worry shows itself in various ways. It spoils dispositions, appetites and complexions, ft is responsible for indigestion and nervottSOett And it s one thing which a physician can not treat directly I he patient has to accomplish the big results with will power and self control. Work presents an entirely different problem, says Uf. Meylan. There is a positive limit to the amount Of work which every man should do. he believe! and this amount can be determined with a considerable degree of exactness. He says that with the whole hearted co-operation of the patient he can determine by observation over a period of from six weeks to three months just how much work any man can do without danger to his health. Does it make any difference whether the work is of the outdoor variety fanning or forestry ,,r mental effort f Dr. Meylan says no. A farmer is limited in the amount of work he can safely do just the same as the writer or analytical chemist. Of course, there are things one can do better or with less effort than others, and by choosing the things one can do best and with the least effort one can accomplish more in the specified working hours. Dr. Meylan points out, however, that the nation which sets up longevity as its ideal is pretty sure to flow up in other directions. Progress means burning out. It means doing in five years what ordinary effort would accomplish in twenty years. If a nation is to adopt longevity as an end. it must be content with the twenty year instead of the five year speed mark, or it must be content to adopt the ideas of others instead of forming its own. Seeks Aid for 600,000 Children ' miI mm. I fl H KM H H 1 7 V, S., N. Y HELEN LOSANITCH SERBIA has a distant and foreign appearance in print, but this woman's face is a language known to all. She is a Serbian, Helm Losanitch. and she has seen much of the world. Her father is a distinguished Serbian statesman who was for years a member of the Cabinet and served as Serbian minister at London, Paris and Petrograd. Mile. Losanitch is in the United States seeking aid for 600,000 suffering Serbian children. She has established a hospital and reclamation work in her country, hoping to finance and extend it by the help of American charity.