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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta s. ,1 The Government Should Favor It as a Help to Health Says Dr. Cqttghlin, and Dancing Master Duryea -A ho Sags, "Old .and Three Typical Modem Dancing CmipLei on Hold Vsramla Indicaling tl.e Prevailing Fashionable Dance Position. during late years 6i Hie. The heart is never played out as'the term is used, but in many cases is of jtxercise. Dancing is. the means of furnishing this'want if followed along a set rule-' "fiance in the morning if one feejs like it, and dancn afternoon if the .desfre And in the evening, if yon find lhat you are still able to glide through the steps of a fox trot, just j choole a.partner, start the music. End on with the dance. fox trot on account of its quick step .is an ideal one for exercise and especially following the twe-stepi which although not fast is the means of stimulating the dancer for the follow- ing number. The waltz is the lest period to a certain extent, but it should keep one seeking the exercise in the proper spirit. "Dancing should be taken up by the govern- ment arid platforms erected in the "open air for the people. .In the public parks during rhe sunv raer months it is customary to hold band concerts-- It would be an easy matter to conduct dances at the same time and furnish the exercise needed by many. In former years public dances were held the recreation piers along the walerironts of A Palm Beach Episode. coast and lake cities. This practice should again be revived. The p'eopjp need exercise nnd Ihcy shouid be educated to lhur benefits from dancing. C i v "Let us erect public'dancing places in different parts of.the city, hsve open and others for'the and make it a country of dancers, and when wc'do we wilt make it a land of good health in old age." .Dance a-Plttily Not one or two dances, says the doctor, but n score of them if you the Bright spirit. And he makes some specific "The proper set of rules should br? a two-step, then a fox-trot, and in turn the slow Tvoltz. Dur- ing the dance great care taken to keep the foot on the floor, fbr Ihnt ia the art of Jane- in if. Just glide about in tune with the nsuaif and dull cara is driven'awny, and, no matter how iii years-the dancers" may" be, they' aro egain brought back to youth and" its charms. 'And the fceliu? of youllifulness is a cure'that cannot be fcpatea.-" I have talked Vitli mr.ny doctors, and I am, reinforced in ihc belief that dancing has a wider indorsement than it ever lias enjoyed, and thai it is coming into a wider popularity than it lias yet known. 'Of course each person for himself (and. herself) what limits arc to be applied. Hut Joncing, it I am to'Judge from the comment, is to be ideal exercise, nnd exercise is'the cry from every quar- ter in-which health and vigor arc The Viewpoint of the Dancing Master By Otic of New York's Lending Daiiciny Rasters. Even on the Beach the Dance Is Infectious. By Barbara Craydon THE days when the dance was regarded tither as a frivolity or as an exploit for the young seems lo be gone forever. Whether you or riot, yon must nave noticed that a gray-headed dancer no longer excites 'any notice, as he or she once diJ. tan rtrilembcr when the elderly or evert the middle-aged wallzer was an exceptional incident. Now it is as riormal as any other incident of the dance floor- .Dancing is no longer a young people's affair. So thai there is really nothing ititllijiK in the by Dr. li'jbert E. Coughlin, a praclising physician who has given special atten- tion lo questions of physical euUurc, that men and women should not stop dancing at 50. On the contrary, Dr. Coughlin makes dancing a mat- ter duty. You are not lo Ell back in smoking- jackct nnd slippers or kimono and dressing aMcs. That old stufl' about.lhe heart is out of'late. Good in the Morning, Says (he Doctor "It is a as Dr. Coughlin pulu it. "Tric< Iicarl is Ihe greatest organ of the body, and, al- though run down at limes, can be built up much mort readily than other part.', and, ollror organs, comlilions of the heart cr.n be changtj 'HERE isn't any 'doubt of the, great health ivalae of the dance, and doctors, arc'-ih'orc end more recognising the beneficial results derived through the exercise found in dancing. Pupils are coming lo me every week who. stale that they have been sent lo learn dancing by their physician has .prescribed, [lancing for whatever ailing they have hail, just Vsi he would prescribe medicine for .such physical 'ills as-demanded medicine.. In more than ono.in- have physician call on me even before his patient Had" appeared and, telling nib that he had in mind sending to me such and such a patient suffering from 'some trouble or olher that he felt the cxerciso'of dancing woulrl relieve, anJ we have talked case oiiv logelher-until we have decided upon a pre- scription of dancing for from business worries and Ihc wearing cares and anxieties, of the social whirl. These last arc .people of middle or past middle-age mostly. TnVre is nothing like n good dance make a man or woman" forgc.t his or her troubles. A rarm can't dance-nnd think of-his business problems nt thl Fame time, and, while the mind of a woman is .ordinarily capable beyoml the ken of mere.man, I don't bttlicve-lhal even a woman can dance nnd coincidenlnlly'worry over anything- Aii Exercise for All Ages All. exercise is'good for young and old, and the more nil 'round the exercise can. be made the greater Ihe good. Dancinp is the nil 'round ex- ercisc. II exercises over? Ihe body, and without violence or strafi; it'devclops bal- ance'and poise nnd tennVti moke one surer of _ Doctors agree, I believe, that daqcing. is one 7 hirnaelf_in 'action os ,wcll more graceful. of the very best forms of exercise for the slimu- lalion of the circulation, and many of the pupils sent lo me by physiciana come for help in that dircclion. Others come and lake un dancing fof the' nerves, and still others for mental relaxation Dancing is a stimulant; H slimulnnt to Ihc heart, causing a belter circulation of a stim- ulant to Ihe mind, for the mind is forced lo keep awake and be on the alert, nnd i'. is p stimulant to ihc very spirit of a man or woman, lifting the mood, inducing a feeling of buoyancy that can I hdp being beneficial to the dancer. Con you imagine a man carrying a grouch through the rhythm n the exhilaration of a good one-slop or fox-trot? There arc more middle-need and old people dancing today ever before in Ihe history of Ihc it is doing wonders for them. As men and women grow old they nrc given to 'doing only the things which arc done with the greatest case and least would rather ride about in a motor car than walk; they like to go to the theatre and watch a play because thcv can sit quietly in a comfortable seat and be en- tertained without any call for cyirtion being made upon them. They like-thcir cushion rockers I and couches, but they don't like to move about much. They 'avoid the very thing they need Now Iho dance them like exercise; it is exercise in a form that wins them; you might try until your patience is exhausted to get'Chcm to go lo a gym, or ride horseback or go swimming or do any 'of hundred ami one things that would give them beneficial exercises, but when llicj once learn lo d.incc, they will dance. Fancy Dancing for Exercise Fancy dancing is gaining in popularity every day. I hove many pupils who come to me for the fancy, dances who want to Itarn them just for-the exercise1 they offer. Many of thtsc pupila never expect to appear in public or even before their friends in Iho dances, but they will come here linve after time and work like leavers just' for the good they can get Ihe dances for As 'for the new dances, lhat is, social dances, there are no new features worth speakinp; of. "Of course, we have the nnd I have heard of the "bolshevik! but such dariccs arc not taken seriously- Vl'hc real people (ire not dancing them. No, the dances which hold real place loday are the one-step, Ihc fox-trot and the old-fashioned waltz with, some modern variations. 1 believe that the fox-trot is the most popular drvncc today. i Original Coney Island in Ireland Once a Pencil Colony of Americans who arc crtr Jar spot on Lough is known throughout rpartv if. "one- and the Emerald Isle as St. Com of Americans who arc cvtr ready lo swear that there'is "one and oijy ono Coney Island yvill be greally sur- prised, no douU, lo learn that New York city's popArf ocean resort is not Ihe original of its least nol in name. I What is claimed lo be Ihe original" Coney Island is not New York's summer re-sort of thAl name, but the one on Lough Neagli in County Antrim, Ireland." The owner of the Irish Coney Island, of -which its American' namesake ia not ri cnuiiliv- part, 'is Lord Gharlemont, wlio in 1013, was elected for life n re-prescnlolivc peer of Ireland in Ihe House u't Lords nt Westminster. Uurir.jf the second year of the war Lord Cnp.ricnioiU lie- came a .munitions worker in it Iximloii wherc-he begin an'an ordinary mechanic at a weekly wage of six ,JIc sluSk to hij loifly jobtlhrouKhout'the and when hostili- ties were suspended in November, MIS, nut. earning the sweat of his Vow a: Much as n v liiah.Coney island, now in the possi.s- sion of Chnrlpinnnl, win pnid lo have been n favorite retreat rjf Tllii pllrlicij- I'rnlurr Stri'lrf, IH'J. given Ihc name of woman saint. Vanccd from Dcrrysidc lo ilrii'c out Ihc O'Con- nors, who field possession of the southern coait of Lough N'cagli, nfid their chief Dcrinot fell spot that seriously ill, his men advised liim lo invoke the nrc loday still held by the' inhacilanls ot the ndvicc of Kt. Coney. But she Would only cm- surioinnlirig country none la mrrrc persistent Ihnrj the IrelicI thut this Irish Coney Island is the healthiest spot in nil the world. H ia said that "Ihosc who urc sick or depressed seek its shores anil return vowing Ihnt n miracle has been worked; though nt night they give it witlc bcrlli, so that St. well ns. the fninca the spirits of tliiac wh'u have been executed there, may onjt.y Ihcmsclvca, unmolcslcj." Thus Coney IslanJ on the coast of York ia said lo have rccciyed its name from jctllcrs hailim: from Ihc shores cit Lougli Neagh, nnd _._....._. .....i------- ixwgh Neagh which lodny benrs her name, ilcrc St. (.'oncy lived nnil practised her profession for" nisny Vonrs. At her ucalh the 6'Connora hon- nor memory with n lower; the ruins ol Which a Ixird Charlemont convcrlcil into 'n fnmily mausoleum anil where on his dcalh hia hody buried beside Ihnt-'oT his wife, During Ihc reign of Queen nnd also in Ihe rebellions of 1CI1 nnd 1718 Ihc Knglish government used Ihia Irish Coney TpUnd ns a piipnl settlement. Mnny executions were enid lo hnvn tnhcn phcc n mound nbovc-wliicli row files bnnner of Lord Charlcmonl wlu-n he ia'sojourning nl his Irish Coney Island home. while, ni one facetious writer it con- stitutes, like ils namesake m Ireland, nn ac- knowleiiffcd cure Jot- depression, it .cannot bo Eaid lo be given a wide berth ftt night, It ia related lhat HI. tfoncy lived in n lonely cell in the woods of n district-now mmcd Kilnoncy, immine part of Ihc present -Lord Chsrlciiiont'a domain of Drumcnirn, near SlewarlElosvB. rs'.Rfcsd woman is supposed lo have practiced the arts of Itcchcrnft unil moil- kine-with so much success lo inspire respect nnd awe in the minrls of .tlic'na" In Iho century, .heal h'rstory tit this sjclioll, tent to prescribe ftfr him if he was brought In her cell. The O'Neills accordingly carried their ttricken' chief lo SI. Coney, wlioso ministrations .were not successful, for Dcrnlot died n few dnys after the visit. The