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Gleaner, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1937, Kingston, Kingston I don't thins ! hi'-- :i i- a;s| to I  M'Im-.; ITALY'S PIANO rKODIGte-Btx-year-old Paolo Spftgnolo, diminutive piano soloist from Italy, who made hia American debut recently In New York. Without a trace of nervousness the youngster, garbed in black velvet, mounted hia high scat and launched Into music by Hnvdn., Schumann and others that amazed a hifihis critical audience Haile Selassie Too Poor To Heat �5,500 Home Jewels Sold: Staff Travel 'Third' (By LF.NDON LAINO). BATH,-Haile Selassie-one time Xing of Kings, Lion of. Judah, still lilted in the telephone book as Emperor of Ethiopia-shivers Jn his cloak as he stride* the corridors of his sixteen-roomed Bath villa, he-cause, he declares, cannot afford coal for the fires, (writes Linden Laing in the Daily Express). t saw the ex-Emperor recently- hie beard trim as ever, and the dignity of his bearing undiminished'by his confession of poverty-just before he went to worship in the little conservatory which has been converted into a chapel. He prays there each night and morning-without a fire. When I asked if present circumstances depressed the Emperor, the answer "He still has faith in God. That is his armour, that no adversity can pierce." Haile Selassie, I am told, paid �4,800 for the villa in which twenty, two members of his family, hia bodyguard and hia servant* live. HC spent  further �1,000 on the house before moving in. A considerable sum must have gone on special locks and door fastenings, for Haile Salassie is still guarded as he was in hia glory. He paid the �5,&00 with silver carried from Ethiopia. Want* To Sett Haute And Car. A member of the Emperor's staff told me: "The Emperor is anxious to sell the house as soon as possible. He does not want to make any profit on it He also wants to sell his big German car. "He wants to move into smaller quartan: every economy must how b* prae4it*di In a smaller house some of the refugee* would have to be boarded out That would be cheaper." We talked in the cheerless, chilly drawing room furnished with antique high*becked chairs of Imperial red and gold--^ motkery of the splendour of Addis Ababa. The drawing-room fire, i was told, is only lighted on very special occasions. "The house haa ho central heating. The only open fires to burn regularly are those in the Emperor's s.1udy and in the nursery where five children play. The melancholy Ethiopian to whom I talked said: "Unfortunately it is true that we must cut down even on coal." He pointed out thet this discussion of ways and means caused .the Emperor considerable distress, and 'when I pressed for details of the capital now available he referred me to a statement in which the Emperor said he brought from Ethiopia only sufficient silver for his immediate needs, and was now left with no income. "Refugees keep appealing to the Emperor for help," I was told. "It is very difficult for them to realise how circumstances have changed. "When the Emperor's secretary travels to London he always goe* third-class. "Because of the expense the Emperor has lately taken to travelling to London alone. "His life is very simple; daily walks snd writing in his study. No elaborate or large-scale entertaining--just a few individual friends, occasionally. "And, yes, there is a Are in the dining-room.' Bath know* how the Emperor's clrcumsianees have changed. The other day a local jeweller was offering for saie a platinum piece set with diamond*. The Drlce was �57 18s. It was one of the few pieces of Jewellery that the hmperor's house-hold carried awey.. Cousin Live* In Convert** Geraft. The Emperor's cousin and hU wife live in,� converted garage in the garden. � 1 When they go shopping in the city and hire a car, they .take one of the smaller cabs thet ply for > hire at 8d\ a mile. The larger cabs cost 1*> *d. a mile. One child from the household attends; a local elementary school. Knowledge thai the Smptror can no longer afford his formed style of living has not been wr$out effect on the people in this erat of ab many tragedies. There is UMwelth and pensioned. , InneihVBs. � hejre, but I doubt whether-but forth* faith that still sends him to his chilly chapel'twice a day-there is any sadder story in Bath today than I that of Haile Selassie, A Modern Factor In Colonial Progress Recently that age-old question of the federation of the Wett Indies colonies has been revived in the utterances of certain prominent persona in Trinidad and Barbados �nd the usual arguments pro and con have been paraded in the pub. lie press with mixed reaction. We do not propose to study the problem here. However, there is one development which competent students ofv this question have held necessary to the. complete unification of these colonies, which is shaping itself slowly end perhaps without notice. It it a development that has been mooted-in a broad, er scope however than it yet attains-for many generations. We refer to the extension pf tjadio telephonic communication!*. Fractically every student of the problem of West Indies, federation hen stressed the need of this medium of, communication between these colonies and with the outside world. How many are there in the West Indies that know of the development that has taken place in..telephonic communication in that field. While ac far this link perhaps has not been used tor the political purposes envisaged in its relation ate federation, nevertheless it already has demonstrated its vaUfc* 4t> the commercial interests that the first ra nte communication be-and the British .Itet! Colonics was inagu-rated 0*a day. When temperatures 8ft Monfttai -ettsf-Nassau recorded ftspeetively, Jfj degrees below and ft deerase above zero, "to th# vivid contrast of these tetnjaMtturee on that same day, in Manbtjtl and in Nassau, there was an unrehearsed lesson In the marvels learn without personal tuition for. believe i)-' il each day you will soon master the S� ins; Blep and JKM-oino j'H.jrip itf.i! i! t \�~ I 'I'M I',u g OV >�-�'� 0100 Sp-i.:.i ,: ...... . Wwilitf ."-he;, i!. I, �( o.',i, HI ! Co; rhythm rai> >'n -flapped any a peed of niiiiiV-pla.mS in i 4 (common) time, or �ven in ~l time. Meaning that whether th� band plnj'h a slow Bluea, or a very fust Quick-Rtep, you can Swing to it. perfectly. Here is a simple description of the rhythm of Swing. Step* of dances fei common time are counted in Quicks and Slows- the Quicksteps} taking one beat of the musk: and the Slow stepa two beats. Thus throe stepa timed-Quick, quick, Slow, equal one bar of music, the first taking one beat or a, crochet, the second the fcamc, and the third two beats or a minim. 'Phis is normal rhythm. .i very Qun I f� ran *�.>I halt a In-.11. An ideaj v\ \\ 11' ii� ivii ilie s|eps (jiiiekiy i- Id play a f< trot em vi-ur /ram-iphon''. lAiV'd t.., a.'-* than the other is always the count each I '.' raying hack liijihi loot. -�ioic 1 ai'.d .i i beats. or! utep to the side with oi Inrniiifz slightly to omit Quick half a. beat. ose Kiglit foot, lo left 'Hi should now be fac->miii! direct ion in wliich rted. namely, d ia^onall v outside wall. Conn! heals. niovenii'M ol eiuhi steps ! .-"iatib!-. partnee her!, i j tt'itll .ton � e'i I j i>, T and s | steps in Quar j The Tiinitu i steps is exact! i niember I he ei i j as it is one oi ! of the 1 tance. j Cut this ies for flit are reft If you are in point, write t� of this Journal. (Copyright by th" ma in h son and I-�rctiee. any doubt me c/o the ' alio a Ni i" on any Editor Mr. .!. V/. T'al,., � .i-'bti eyearaftin.: i,'iai trvini," tor si.v< 'aieen rabbit", wli'.cn large enough for u incased human aye's. These experiments, stood, have been succc. Thi niei SatiUv, Ca:.:uii). Jacob Factor, gentleman, Is Now A Modest [ rne Man Who Could Swallow Anything Dabbler In Stocks And Shares " ' Tried Films But Did Not 'Make Enough'-Back To His First Love, The Stock Market, LONDON, Oct. ("Sunday Ex- a car in Chicago, lie has sold press") Jacob Factor, promoter of^ them all and goes everywhere by and opportunities of this telephonic achievement. First one grasped the marvel of spaa nine t$ S**at a distance with the speed, ease and clarity with which one might speak on the. telephone to his next doer neighbour. Secondly, it exemplified very deeriy the uses to which such a service might be put by winter sojourners in the West Indies desiring to keep in daily touch with their business or domestic interests in their northern homeland. - That was in 1038. Within the last twelve months, Jamaica has been placed within speaking distance of Canada and a' new link has been forged with this increasingly popular winter resprt for Canadians and Americans. Already it has proved "8 booni to those engaged in commerce Between this island and the Dominion and it would be idle to attempt to speculate on the amount of money it has saved Jamaican fruit producers and Canadian importer^ wtoo by its use have been able to check thoroughly on production and marketing ends. Its.. service to the winter-visitor is best demonstrated in the case of on invalid visitor to Jamaica last Spring Who stricken again with a maiady for which he had been under treatment before leaving Canada wag able to consult his own physician in Montreal for advice on the treatment to be followed while away from home. So much for the domestic and commercial benefits of radio telephonic communication. _ Great as these are, there ia an even greater significance in the opportunity such communication presents for bring, ing those portions of the Empire so linked together in the way of Imperial consultation, information the Broad Street Press, Ltd., in which the British public lost thousands of pounds, left England in 1930. Recently the report of the Senior Official Receiver- on the company, now in compulsory liquidation, showed that � 1,622,927 was subscribed, mostly* in exchange for unmarketable share* In three companies. The accounte showed cash payments to Jacob Factor of �904,880. An attempt was made to secure Factor's extradition from the United States. Nothing came of it. This story tells how. Factor is how "enjoying life modestly in Chicago." �<yg�ard. areoni which ajMi to fellow IdsB everywhere he wnw I friends, �f the Tsefcy gftitf etwsdd be looking fer veageaawe. He has abandoned the night-spots where he used to rub shoulders with Chicago's fleshy population. He has- given up hia elaborate Ipne where he had every known kind 6t burglar alarm. Now he ia living the life of a modest dabbler in stocks and shares. He spend* some of < his time in Hollywood, but, is mostly an Chicago. There he and his family live quietly in a four-roomed furnished apartment in a medium-sissd hotel at Lincoln J?ark. . The furniture and fixtures are simple but tasteful, i Sold Hia Car i That home is long way from the i ritzy hotel where Mr. Factor lived i during his heyday. It la Still a long, er way from the little barber's shop where he used to shave for ten cents and gaxe out of the win-; (low at the Savings bank opposite, i thinking how much money he would like to have. He does little entertaining, occasionally goes to dinner wild some of his Jewish' friends. His wife, who wears clothes of modest, design and cost, goe.-i everywhere With him. Mr. Factor does not even own and decision. Every step 'of this communications development in. deed i� �n advance on that closer touch necessary to the complete unity of Empire thought and action. (Fron� Canada West Indies Magazine). taxi. He spends most of his day in. a jafliall office in Chicago's Loop district. From that office he conducts his new business, which, needless to say, concerns mostly stocks and share. But Mr. Factor is on what America calls the "sucker's end" of the stock market. Now he is not promoting stock he ia buying it mostly. Ia Hollywood ''His speculations are modest. They are all alone very quietly because Mr. Factor is shy of publicity these days. But there is a story in the Grain Exchange that he did make himself some large money recently in wheat. Mr. Factor's other business is flirts. He has been quietly engaged in arduous ditties as a Hollywood producer for nearly a year and a halt Telia fli) Ali a eori-f'spon- , \ was i,^ interpreter, on the Express"). stage and off." black-haired1, Colonel Julian, once a leader of known as j the Abyssinian Air Force, later tage-in-j Hadji All's manager, added: "He earned big money in America- �C 1,000 a week sometimes. I was building him up here and had a Continental tour arranged. Hadji Ali died without making a will. Mr F. Ellis Lincoln, le- degth. But last night the Institute 1 fd.viser l" Almina. ma/pger said: "We have not made-i !,as...!ake", ^.A*"1?,1 �' iid,Tunls" ths3> offer, but wc should very much like to see the body." "Princess Almina told me in her suite at the Piccadilly Hotel, W., of her hopes and fears- Father's body," she said, "Is lying embalmed at Wolverhampton where he died from bronchitis and heart failure, he was only forty-nine. DOCTORS BAFFLED "The offer for his stomach after death varied at different times. Mnny doctors saw him. X-rayed him. He was a phenomenon-a ! Rockefeller Institute had offered i .filOiOOO for his stomach after tration on her behalf. gins Life At 70 - On Horseback In Hollywood he lived slightly \ <Tn with two stomachs. The mys more expensively; you have to make some concessions to show in Hollywood. He rented an eight-room house on a swanky -but respeetaMe street lined by waving palm trSes, but his house was smaller than those surrounding it. It was nicely but not expensively furnished. Mx. Factor kept two servants, a housemaid and a gardener. He entertained only a few quiet people' for dinner and bridge. He had one car. He Gave Up He was popular among the film i tery of it I cannot explain-nor could he. "He could swallow thirty pints of water and a pint of petrol-Then he could* eject the water and put out the gas which he had lighted.. "He discovered his great gift by chance- He was seven years old, duced one fairly good film, "Daniel Boone," starring George O'Brien, and several poor smaller films. .Then.he told his associates that he did not like the film business. The chief reason for his dispeople, but" never went round with! like was that he did not make the stars His closest friend was. the late Al Boasberg, gagman for the Marx Brothers, and Jack Benny. Factor worked hard snd pro- money, So. he shut up his house, dismissed the servants sold his car and flew .back to his favourite town, Chicago, and his favourite business-stocks and shares. LONDON, Oct.--Mrs. Emsl.vGod-dard, of Kingston-on-Thames, Survey, is 70. Her motto in life is: Try every thing once. That is why she has Jnst taken up horse-riding, altboagh she has never been on a horse before In her life. Her daughter, Mrs. P. Symons, is secretary of a Kingston riding club. Often Mrs. Goddard heard her enthuse about riding as a hobby, made up her mind that what her daughter could do she could do. Of her mother, Mrs. Symons said to the (Sunday Dispatch): "She is always ready and eager to try new experiences. "For instance, last year she insisted on going alone to Paris for her holiday, and, not content with the milder thrills of the boat and train, insisted on flying over. "Now She has found a new thrill in horse-riding-and she just loves it. Her riding-master says she has perfect balance, which is most essential in riding." believed that Mr shortly announce thi: exiicrimcnfs to the fession. The cornea of an ordiiuii -.....i rabbit is too small to be res i . a human eye. altho'.tgh Mi. "' has found That, it is -uitsT! a, respects. The cornea is the o.vto .-. a , , slucent skin of the eye, ... , ... ionif- eye disease beeona' .. UNLIMITED In an eye-grafting on.a ;  opaque cornea is remoee.i. e. normal healthy one is .r;., 1 place. Eyes surgeons have i,, i. capped by the shor:aKc �< l . ' human corneas. 1 hey h,.,- � !. .� Says Dickens Made Errors In English DR. AJKEN, ROOSEVELT CRITIC, CITES AUTHOR'S BULLS BUFFALO, November 26--President Roosevelt and Charles Dickens are in the same boat now. Dr. Janet Aiken, the Colombia University professor who gave the President a good scolding because he used "like" as a conjunction in a recent address, to-day revealed before the National Council of Teachers of English that Dickens made approximately on-? mistake in English usage for every thirty words he wrote. Dickens-wlv. up n�w has been regarded with approval by English leucine, and others- committed the crime of not knowing how to punctuate, according to Dr. Aiken. "Dickens's most common error." the Columbia professor said, "was capitalization of common' nouns." She pointed out that, in this error, the author of "Oliver Twist." "David Copperiield," ami "The Tale of Two Cities.'' aarevd pretty well with 1,400 Indiana and Ohio teachers whoso sbiwed the same flaw. But .Dickeii.- . .uik tin the (.-yes of an English, teacher) to far great, er depths of degradation than those. The split iininii;\c. ihc substitution of plural !' ..insular or even r, level loralion The (�-, , ti ,ht .1 I in cerM arc an ; n.nnh This Man Claim vice versa, "and," accoi professor, i ions to is, the redeemio,: , in.>..-.!. lb- !,. "We n.-ed ant points, i, and school what in la : Village v.haai feasor add. .1 England u I)'.- Coliaaa. , Ivii Coll.-.;.' ,-aiperthiou �; : Columbia ;A Jar Of Soup Will Feed 4,000 LONDON, i >.;! Mr. Tanes ?/l-Beek, son oi a tenner (holes Slates Sohcitor-Genei-al. and a frequent visitur to London, ivas siting in hi.; l-'ieea.dily club u ,-cm-ly when he read that experts studying the food situation believed " that ltrilain's L 20.000.000 naval and air base at Singapoie might be , ,1 - a d out in wartime. Mr l!(ek thinks he has the solution to this problem, not onlv in Singapore, but in Hritian as well. He explained to a .Sunday Express rtprcsentativc  "Briefly, the process is lor e\-tiacting watt.- from vegetable.-, fruitr-, tobacco and hides and dr--them o that they will be pic-served almost indefinitely." "1 heard of the process while I was in Aineiica. The disc-, cr. . is a Canadian woman. NO DETERIORATION �The idea of drying foods is na new..but what is new and rewi .--tionary about this process is that the drying is done without bre.,k-nig the cellular structure. "The result is that no deterioia-tion can take place and vegetaoles and fruits, when restored by wat":' --even alter years-resume their original size and retain then-colour, taste, smell, and vitamins so well that they cannot be distinguished from the fresh,. "More important still. these dried foods lose so much wtaghl that food smirk lent for an arrov's rations for several days can bvr transported in one airplane " "Eioio oik- iar of -ou-p Hiiv.tnv. eig'h 'echo ; u: di.oncer ;-sM inche.-. logo. thee- v, a sa a; e ,. . , -h.r 4.000 people " ^ dele,mine Cabbage a, !o !->lbs SV.e, .. . -"�>,'-' Turnips ... I lib.-. Spinach .. ii-;ilie Onions 9 i� Stlin ' Poi.itocs :'.',-:'.>\ir .:'. - II HEADY TO BE STARCHED.-First entrants in the 6th annual Silver 1i> k i 1 i it > \ as Diego, Cel., were these quintuplet pups, owned by Captain C. S. Beale Miss Miekev 1- lamiaan. iaunt, gavi thern a good scrubbing, in preparation for the show, and hung them up to dry. Ihe\ are r, e,.n,| Bostons. The Silver Bav show attracts hundreds ot American entries. 1 i up. ', huov (Inn f �. :��! ."� An de tele nana nu.ii ah u .-ri all ,, ' :\n v. h ; ia, � ac ,. uai., � .;� An' i.-;unn- r, i a.. >b u.. i,n,r, ,-. uk Do l.a :.' de rest (i end c,i> know w# money {e