Foreign News: Postulate Disproved

Large in the British credo looms a belief that all persons who are "fit" can touch their toes.

Speaking at London, last week, the rotund but potent 62-year-old Earl of Derby disparaged this idea before a physical-culturist audience, finally exclaiming: "I, ladies and gentlemen, have not touched my toes for 50 years."

Lord Derby, as Secretary of State for War (1916-18 & 1922-24), and British Ambassador at Paris (1918-20), has proved his "fitness" by sustained, dynamic statesmanship. If, during crucial War years, not even the Secretary of State for War could touch his toes,...

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