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Soturdaiy, April 17, 1976,

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Memories of Tulip time in Holland, Mich.

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GOING TO EUROPE?

By KEVIN COUNIHAN ! tivities come to a
Contrary to popular belief, Hol- sort, and features
land and -tulips are not only performances ofc
found across the Great Atlantic. marching bands.1
Michigan, the land of two pen- Saturday afternoon
insulas, three auto companies hottest days on rec
and other such madness, has its are always some
own version of the Lowlands, high school musici
complete with windmills. Locat- out with their tru
ed on the western shore of Lake line of duty. The
Michigan, just southwest of uents are also out
Grand Rapids, Holland was set- on Saturday and ta
tied in 1847 by Dutch settlers in sure in runningt
search of religious seclusion. street and stuffing
They brought with them many of into the bell of a s
the customs and practices of the tripping the drum
Netherlands, many of w h i c h
have long since vanished.
To maintain their justly rich;
heritage, as well as to balanceI
the city budget, the city fathers
decided many years ago to es-
tablish an annual festival of
commemoration and celebration.I
The chosen symbol for this af-
fair became the tulip and the
pageant was thus named Tulip
Timte.
I have lived in Holland for all
but two of my twenty-one years
and have naturally experienced
many Tulip Times.
Not being of Dutch heritage,
I was generally unaffected by C
the more somber aspects of the
rtual, btIcan nonethels of
fer "to the prospective traveler
the insight of an honorary Dutch-
My first memory of the Time
for the Tulip was as a .very~
young chap siting in a colorful
bed of the sacred flowercposing
for pictures in my little Dutch
costume. It should be noted that
I was not doing this out of love RENTING:
of the sun or vanity, but for Canoes
money, hard cash. Young BowBoa
squirts are generally considerd Booaes
to be quite cute by most every-,a Paddles
body, especially tourists, and of- Car Top
ten a-persistent wife would force Life Ves
her husband to hand over a' FishingF
buck "to the little Dutch kid".T I
Soon, I was evaluating the suc- THIRL
cess of the festival not by the NOW 4
weather but how profitable it
had been to those of us in the PARKI
flower beds. PER C1
Having grown disillusioned
with materialism at the age of
fifteen, I gave up the picture Com
circuit for the less lucrative but
more artistic endeavor of play-,
ing the'French horn in the Jun-
ior High School band. This turn-
ed out to be a foolish move as,
I soon found myself sweating it
out with my musical cohorts in
long and boring parades, play-L
ing banal march music, and oc- LONG
casionally catching a half-eaten
taffy aple in the face from an
irate music lover. For Mor
The long, Saturday afternoon'
parade was, the worst. The Fes--

climax, of a
the stellar
one hundred
Without fail,
is one f the
ord and there'
unfortunate
ans who pass
mpet, in the
local Ielinq-
in full force
ke great plea-
out into the
cotton candy
ousaphone or
major.

In high school, I graduated in-
to more clever ways of apprec-
iating Tupil Time. My home is
on a street that mysteriously
transforms into part of 'Thilp
Lane".During the celebration the
City saw fIt to plant tulips on
both sides of a five-mile stretch
of pavement and it has ecome
a great favorite for the multi-
tudinous busloads of visitors who
sometimes ask if we Hollanders
wear wooden shoes all the time.
The City considers these Tulip
Lane tulips to be icons and im-
posed a $500 fine for the de-'

struction of each flower. Some
of my friends after the encour-
agement of a little fire water
would cruise down Tulip L a n e
and casually open their car door
to mow down whole blocks of
these tulips.
Not to be outdone by such van-
dals, the illustrious Holland po-
lice force planted green, metal
stakes with a large barb at the
top within the rows of tu ips.
Sure enough, the next year these
drunken maniacs went to "get
the tulips", their car doors were
greeted by these obstacles to

clean fun, and it is rumored by!

those
sport;

who know that one yaung
actually had his car door

removed by one such weapon.
Now in my later years, I have
the distance with which to re-
flect on my activities in Ttlip
Time and have determined that!
none of them was worth it. I-ol-
land will always remain a spirit-,
-ual home of a type but I shall
be content to leave the pag-
entry for those who truly ap-I
preciate it.

Wowuld
you
you?
Of course you would.
You work hard. And you're good
at it. Like most Americans.
But, if all of us did just a
little better, we'd wind
Up with better products, better
services and even more
pride in the work we do.
America. It only works
as well as we do.
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Your choice of Travel Group 1976 016 176
Charter departures, June 18 Departure Size of Return Size of Departure Nights in Minimum* Must Book
thru September 22, via Al -Date Aircraft Date Aircraft City Europe Pro- Rate Before
®TINAIR HOLLAND, N.V.__
DC-1 or DC-8 CHARTER June 18 C-10 July 09 DC-10 DETROIT 20 $309 April 19
d1 endC-aJune 18 DC-10 July 16 DC-10 DETROIT 27 $319 April 19
JET (depending on date July 16 DC- Aug. 05 DC-0 DETROIT 19 $309 May 17
chosen) from Detroit Metro, July 16 DC-10 Aug. 18 DC-8 DETROIT . 32 $319 May 17
Chicago O'Hare or Cleveland Aug. 13 DC 10 Sept. 06 DC-8 CHICAGO 23 $309 June14
Hopkins. Aug. 27 DC-10 Sept. 22 DC 10 CLEVELAND 25 $299 June 28
Sept.06 DC8- Sept. 22 DC-10 DETROIT/CLEVELAND 15 $299 July 08
Must be booked at least 60 days prior to Sept 22 DC- 10 Oct. 15 DC- 8 DETROIT / CHICAGO 22 $309 July 23
chosen date of departure.
SPECIAL FEATURES OF YOUR TGC FLIGHT INCLUDE:
Sfereo sound (aboard the DC- 10); open bar with complimentary cocktails, HEINEKEN BEER; free baggage allowance of 44 lbs. per person;-
free transportation for infants under two years of age at time of travel.
'PLEASE NOTE: The minimum pro-rata charter price is per person, plus departure taxes of $7.25 per person, Maximum pro-rata charter prices are detailed, as are the
service charges which are included in both the minimum and aximum pro-rata charter prices.
The minimum deposit required by Elkin Tours, Inc, is $80.00 per person (which 'is at least 25% of the minimum pro-rata charter prices are required by TGC Regulations).
3 FRANKFURT OR MUNICH FROM $299-EL
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Flight DESTIN- APPROX. Service Ur M pro-rat
Your choice of two, three or Departures ATION DURATION Charge C e Charter Price
four week Travel Group . ....- ---- _______________-D _U
Charter trips. Departs weekly, ALL JUNE FLIGHTS SOLO OUT
July 06 thru October 12, from July 06, 13, 20, 27 Frankfurt 2 weeks $61.09 $319.00 $382.80
Detroit Metro or Chicago
SO'Hare, via OVERSEAS NA- Aug. 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 Frankfurt 2 weeks $61.09 $319.00 $382.80
T AIR WAYS DC-8 July 06, 13, 20, 27 Frankfurt 3 weeks $71.09 $329.00 $394.80
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Aug. 03. 10, 17, 24 Frankfurt 3 weeks $71.09 $329.00 $394.80
July 06, 13, 20, 27 Frankfurt 4 weeks $81.09 $339.00 $406.80
dust be booked t least 80 days prior to Aug. 03, 10, 17 Frankfurt 4 weeks $81.09 $339.00 $406.80
departure. _____________________________________________
PLEASE NOTE: Sept. 07, 14, 21 Munich 2 weeks $61.37 $299.00 . $358.80
Thpa mnimum pro-rasd a arter rice if. per Sept. 28, Oct. 05, 12 Munich 2 weeks $61.37 $309.00 $370.80
person. Maximum pro-rata charter prices
are detailed, as are the service charges
which are included in both the minimum and SPECIAL FEATURES OF YOUR TGC FLIGHT INCLUDE:
maximum pro-rata charter prices. The Overnight flights to Germany and day flights on return; going to Germany enjoy beer and an "Abend
minimum deposit required by Elkin Tours, Brot' during return enjoy complete catering, service, including complimentary beverages; free
Inc. is $85.00 per person (which is at leas
25% of t he minimum pro-rata charter prices transportation for infants under two years of age at time of travel; complimentary quart of liquor upon
as required by TGC Regulations). departure from Detroit for passengers at least 18 years of age at time of travel.
HOLIDAY IN LONDONFROM $259
Your choice of two, three or MAXIMUM
four week Travel Group Approximate Pro- Rata AlI SERVICE
Charter trips, with weekly DEPART RETURN Duration Charter Price 3EjORE CHARGE
departures from July 16 thru I i6 i1T9T6 July 30. 1976 2 weeks $309 $370.80 May 12 1976
October 22. From Detroit Aug 06, 1976 3 weeks $319 $382.80 6600
Metro, via BRITISH CALEDO- Aug. 13, 1976 4 weeks $329 $394.80 76 00
NIAN AIRWAYS 707 188 July 23. 1976 Aug. 06, 1976 2weeks $309 $370.80 May 19,.1976 56.00
PASSENGER CHARTER JET. Aug. 13, 1976 3 weeks $319 $382.80 66.00
SPECIAL FEATURES OF Aug. 20. 1976 4 weeks $329 $394.80 76.00
YOUR TGC FLIGHT INCLUDE: Juy 30. 1976 Aug. 13, 1976 2 weeks $309 . $37080 May 26, 1976 56.00
Overnight flights to London, and Aug. 20, 1976 3 weeks $319 $382:80 66.0
day flights on return; free Aug. 27. 1976 4 weeks $329 $394.80 76.00
transportation for infants under Aug. 06. 1976 Aug. 20, 1976 2 weeks $309 $37080 June 02, 1976 56.00
two years of age at time of travel; Aug. 27, 1976 3 weeks $319 $382.80 6600
free baggage allowance of 66 Sept. 03. 1976 4 weeks $329 $394 80 76.00
lbs. per person; stereo systems; Aug 13. 1976 Aug. 27, 1976 2 weeks $309 $370.80 June 09. 1976 56.00
your choice of complimentary Sept. 03, 1976 3 weeks $319 $382.80 66.00
quart of liquor upon departure Sept. 10, 1976 4 weeks $329 $394.80 76.00
from Detroit for passengers at6,.0
least 18 years of age at time of Aug. 20. 1976 Sept. 03, 1976 2 weeks $299 $35880 June 16. 1916 6.0.00
travel. Sept. 10, 1976 3 weeks $309 $370.80 70.00
Please note: The minimum pro-rata Sept. 17, 1976 4 weeks $289 $346.80 64.00
charter price is per person, plusU.S.Oepar- Aug. 27, 1976 Sept. 10, 1976 2weeks $299 $358.80 June 23, 1976 60.0^
ure A London Landing Taxes of 35.50 perSet17196 3wks$8$4.06.0
person. Maximum pro-rata charter pricesSet 17196 3wks$8$4.0
are deailed, as are the service charges Sept 03. 1976 Sept. 17. 1976 2 weeks $279 $334.80 June 30, 1976 54.00
which are included in both the minimum and Sept. 10, 1976 Sept. 24. 1976 2 weeks $279 $334.80 July 07. 1976 54.00
maximum pro-rata charter prices. Sept. 17, 1976 Oct. 01. 1976 2 weeks $269 $322.80 July 14, 1976 52.50
The minimum deposit required by Elkin Sept. 24. 1976 Oct. 08, 1976 2 weeks $269 $322.80 July 21, 1976 52.50
Tours, Inc. is $85.00 per person (which is
at least 25% of the minimum pro-rata Oct. 01, 1976 Oct. 15, 1976 2 weeks $269 $322.80 July 28, 1976 52.50
charter prices as required by TGC Regua- Oct. 08, 1976 Oct. 22, 1976 2 weeks $259 $310.80 Aug. 04.;1976 . 51.00
tions). Oct 15, 1976 Oct. 29, 1976 2 weeks $259 $310.80 Aug. 11, 1976 51.00
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