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Europe-- A Magic Land To Appeal To The University-Trained Mind

Travelers In France And Spain
Offered Many Unusual Interests

Those who can afford to travel
abroad this year will in all likelihood
favor the less expensive modes of
transportation. and will seek the un-
beaten paths in Europe. France and
Spain offer unrivaled opportunities
to those travelers who seek the pic-
turesque and the unusual and whose
purses are light. +
Even in years of affluence it was a
common mistake on the part of
Americans journeying to France to
plunge into the life of Paris without
the preparation of a slow approach
by way of the provinces. The ordi-
nary tourist enters France at Le
Havre or Cherbourg with historic
Normandy before him. Here indeed is
an ideal vacation land to explore at
one's leisure-green, rich country,
famous for its dairy products, its
apple orchards, and its unexcelled
cuisine. A brief comment on the pos-
sibilities of this region from the point
of view of the summer tourist should
serve to illustrate the great wealth
of pleasurable and profitable experi-
ence stored up in the less-visited pro-
vincial areas of France. Paris is tooI
well known to require comment.
Nortnandy Begins at Rouen
The adventurer into the by-ways
of Normandy should start with
Rouen. Famed as the place of the'
imprisonment, trial, and burning of
Jeanne d'Arc, this town is a veritable
museum of architectural remains
from the Middle Ages. One would
assuredly visit its great Gothic cathe-
dral and the neighbor churches of
Sanit-Ouen and Saint-Maclou, the
great clock, the magnificent Palais de
Justice, and the ornate Renaissance
town houses which survive from the
days of the nobility.
In the environs are the monumen-
tal ruins of the abbey churches of
Jumieges and Saint-Wandrille-this
last the scene of Maeterlinck's labors
in writing "The Bluebird." Beyond,
on the banks of the lower Seine,
Caudebec's celebrated inn offers un-
,. at
Reasona be
r d I ryPrices

I surpassed fare for the "inner man."
Caen, "city of spires," seat of a uni-
versity, with its native Norman Ro-
manesque churches of William the
Conqueror and his wife Matilda,
beckons the wayfarer to the banks of
the winding Orne.
Fron Caen, a pilgrimage to the
home town of William the Conqueror,
Falaise, in the beautiful "Switzerland
of Normandy," should be made.
Westward quaint Bayeux, with its
massive cathedral, wooden house .
and its unique tapestry merit attnn-
tion en ra'ute to Mont Saint-Michel.
with tempting invitations to linger
by the way at Saint-Lo and other
picturesque towns. By all means readc
Henry Adam's "Mont Saint-Michel
and Chartres" before a visit to this
unrivalled abbey shrine towering on
its rocky island amid the rushing
tides of the Atlantic.
Other Quaint Regions:
Space does not permit further
elaboration, but such a journey
would be extended through interest-
ing villages with ancient timbered
inns by way of Lisieux to Chartres,
I or one could turn southward into
strange rough countryside of Celtic
Brittany. Similar itineraries into the,
Basque country, the Pyreneean area.
Old Provence, and the Riviera-land
of sunshine-might well be substi-
tuted if one's interest lay elsewhere.
Beyond the high wall of the Pyre-
nees lies relatively untraveled Spain,
a land of striking contrasts, grave
courtesy, and unequaled historical in-
terest for the American. In the green
north, watering places like San Se-
bastian lie across the routes into the
south and westward along the Bay
of Biscay to remote Compostela and
the shrine of St. James, one of the
great pilgrimage meccas of the
Middle Ages.
Southward over the mountains on
the bleak uplands of Castile are Bur-
sos with its Gothic cathedral, Vall-
adolid, the great castle archives of
nearby Simancas; Segovia with its
gayly-colored cathedral and Roman
aqueduct, and Avila, a medieval
walled city living on into modern
times. The great capital city of Ma-
drid would be worthwhile for its
Prado art gallery alone. One of the
finest in Europe, it houses a splendid
representation of the Italian and
low-countries schools, as well as the
best examples of Spanish painting.
The Royal Armory, the bull-ring in
season, and the newly-opened royal
palace repay visitation.

GermanyLand KVMen 4nd Women:
Ever Charming t ha Is And IS NoN
To The Tourist Woln I traveln
Any old-time raler who knows
every port-hole by its first name will
Wheeler Says Factional give the same advice as to what
should and should not comprise the
Differences Will Not shipboard wardrobe. Sports things
Affect Traveler to begin with, and warm, unless
you're taking a trip to the tropics,

Despite conditions in Germany at and few, because space is precious
the present, traveling in that coun- in packing, and you will be clever to
take fabrics that do not crush, and
try will be as enjoyable as usual this with these fundamental rules in
summer, declared Benjamin W.
Wheeler of the history department mind you build your wardrobe.
in an interview. German nationalists The cleverest and most practical
are not opposed to citizens of other outfit we've seen yet for shipboard
nations as such but are more con- was composed of what appeared to
be a one-piece dress and a cape. In
cerned about internationalism, he reality the skirt' was a wrap-around
said. They will not interfere with feing in t back, wae-hropd
the traveler if he does not interfere tfastening in the back, while the top,
with them. There is a possibility tcomheg highd to the neck, fastened i
that Jews might be annoyed under at the shoulders to the cape, which
certain circumstances but the Ger- was ample enough to hold around
man objection to Jews is that they one in protection from salty winds.,
man obci to ewsrmastatdtGey-The material was of grey heavy
often claim to be Germans and Ger- tweed with a thin blue stripe run-
man citizens, so the American Jew-;Wnthogi.
ish traveler will probably not be ob- ning through it. r
jectionable to the nationalists, Mr. For dinner wear, romantic as or-
Wheeler declared. gandy may - seem for moonlight

ta ly B{Gro-u vc Ie Two ^ At Bielefeld they will equip them-
See Ital By Gro selves with bicycles And, after a few
St a yi Off Plaf ledl By Senior days training, ,tart a tour which will
Sain Of cover the important centers of south
One of the most delightful ways of Germany, the Rhineland, Switzer-
Beaten Paths spending seven weeks of next summer land, northern Italy, and a corner of
__ _is that conceived by Werner F. Strie- Austria.
(Continued from Page 6s dieck, '33, and Mrs. Striedieck. Mr. In Germany the party will stay at
and Mrs. Striedieck will take a small the Jugendherbergen (youth hostels),
will enable you to go back next year party on a seven-week trip which in- whcih are often located in romantic
or the year after that or 10 years cludes a bicycle tour of parts of Ger- settings, old castles, cloisters, and
later and see things in more detail many, Italy and Austria. forts. These Jugendherbergen are the
and explore the galleries and the Leaving New York June 25 on the meeting-places for German students
S. S. Bremen. the party will go to and those of other continental coun-
See Milan or Turin for examples Bremen, proceeding thence by rail tries who spend their vacations hik-
of bustling, modern, thoroughly to Bielefeld, in the Teutoburg Forest. ing or bicycling through Europe.
"Mussolinic" northern Italian cities; -
see Genoa for a seaport alive with
smells of tar and rope and shipping
and far lands; see Naples and Pom-
peii and Venice for everything you've
heard about (they're fun and if you
go before the middle of July you'll
avoid most of the tourists); see
Rome's glories, it wasn't built in a
day and you can't see it in a day,
but any guidebook will take you over Enserribles
it better than we can tell you); see
Padua and Verona for two quaint
old cities; see Siena for its queer 101o
striped cathedral and its narrow
Como and Garda and Maggiore,
bordr, wll ot fil t chrm yu;
those azure gem-lakes on the Swiss
border, will not fail to charm you; Lr v li.. ..
the foothills of the Appenines, roll-
ing and brown, afford grand views
of miles of terrain; Italy's forests ! 0 You think first of suits and
and lakes and rivers and low moun- swagger suits and Jacobson's
tains are natural beauties that in have them in teed mixtures,
some ways charm one even more soft wools,'ad knits in all of
than those other things one invari- the popular High shades. The
ably sees: St. Peters, Milan Cathe- repesuor dads. Te
dral, Hadrian's Tomb, Vesuvius.da
_______ Iand the Chitons for dinner::

Suggests Austria

nights, it is not appropriate, because}
it soon loses its charm in wrinkled

For the traveler who feels any hes- folds. Chiffon or a soft crepe that
itation about entering the country of can be thrust in a corner of the
the Nazis, Mr. Wheeler 'suggests an grip without the slightest damage to
Austrian trip, as the f eling there its freshness, is much more service-
is not as intense as in the govern- able.
mental centers. As for the men, there isn't much
Mr. Wheeler believes that all trav- to say because the latest way to go
elers in Germany should see Berlin abroad (men only) is on bicycles
and that this summer should be no and all that that requires is a pair
exception. The sections of the city of serviceable breeches, boots, some
visited by sightseers are perfectly sort of an all-weather jacket, and a
safe and "the 'tougher' sections slicker.

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T e Mouse 'Tower, on ine icnine
never have been." Dresden, Frank-
furt, and Heidelberg are included in
most tours of Germany and should
not be missed. Nuremberg is inter-
^sting because it is one of the few
larger cities which have retained the
larger part of their medieval forti-
fications, making them very pictur-
Many smaller towns which are not
reached by many travelers are ex.-
tremely interesting and worthwhile,
according to Mr. Wheeler. Bamberg
has more different styles of archi-
tecture than any other town in Ger-
many and is interesting for its his-
torical background. Rothenburg and
Nordlingen are examples of the old
fortified towns, the former being
probably the best known to the
traveler but the latter the most in-
teresting because less exploited.
Weimar has as its chief interest the
memories of Goethe and Schiller who
were both from there.
The Black Forest
Probably the most interesting fea-
ture of a tour through Germany is
the Black Forest. It can be seen
from a train or motor coaches but
obviously the best way to see it is
either on foot or by bicycle. The
southern portion can be attacked
from Freidburg, which has the best
example of German gothic cathedral
architecture in Germany. The north-
ern center is the interesting town of
Mr. Wheeler recommends a tour
of northern Germany which would
not extend beyond a 100-mile radius
from the landing point. This should
include the district of the Harz
Mountains, with such towns as Hil-
desheim, which is noted for its old
timbered houses, and Goslar, which
contains the palace of medieval em-
perors, an outstanding example of
Romanesque secular architecture.
Because of the regional differences
n Germany a trip like this would
give the traveler only a partial view
f the country, said Mr. Wheeler.

However, there must be a few who
will go in the old-fashioned prosper-
ous way, and for them there are in-
finite possibilities. To begin with,
since this is a vacation, there will
have to be a lot of sports clothes,
slacks and sweaters 'for shipboard
and crepe-soled shoes to prevent
falling overboard.
Evenings in foreign travel are the
most important thing that can be
considered-anyone setting out must
give a lot of thought to what to take
iaogfor dancing and other evening
amusements on the ship. If you in-
tend to cruise around in the Medi-
terranean don't forget your mess
jacket-the only thing for summer
formal wear in those parts.

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