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31, 1935

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Approach Of Summer Brings Thoughts Of Foreign Travel To Mind

Again

Lines Provide
Service To All
Parts Of World
College Students Receive
Special Services From
SteamshipCompanies
One of the biggest problems of the
prospective traveler and one closely
allied with the choosing of his itinary
is that of deciding what route to fol-
low and which steamship line to use.
He has, indeed, a large field from
which to take his pick.
In brief review, they are as follows:
The Italian line covers the famous
southern route from New York to
Gibralter and then to the various
Mediterranean ports. The two most
famous ships of this line are the Conte
di Savoia and the Rex, two of the
largest and fastest ships in the world.
This line also runs a series of Medi-
terranean cruises.
The Holland-American line for a
number of years has maintained spe-
cial services for college students. It
operates from New York to South-
hampton and Rotterdam, also cov-
ering Europe and Russia with some
low-priced tours.
German Ships Popular
The Hamburg-American and North
German Lloyd are the popular Ger-
man lines whose ships touch at Eng-
land and France as well as the "fath-
erland." Their most famous ships
are the Bremen and the Europa, sup-
plemented by a fleet ofsmaller ships,
all distinctly German in character.
The Cunard White Star line, a re-
centcombination of the best-known
English lines, runs a fleet of first
class ships to England and France. A
fleet of smaller vessels touch only at
Ireland, England, and Scotland.
The Dollar line offers the only com-
plete round-the-world service in
which all the major ports of the
world may be visited while allowing
the passengers to remain on the same
ship. This is a bi-weekly service.
This line also runs ships between the
Atlantic and Pacific coasts, while a
third fleet maintains a service be-
tween the west coast and the Orient.
These are the "president liners."
Operates To Orient
The American Mail line, a unit of
the Dollar line, operates out of Seattle
to the Orient, but does not stop at
Honolulu as the other Dollar ships do.
Canadian Pacific operates both At
lantic and Pacific services, the for-
mer leaving from Montreal and Que-
bec, the lat er having its hopt4 in
Vancouver, B. C. The Empress of
Britain is its most famous ship.
The ever-popular French line is
famous not only for its fleet of ships
but also for their congenial foreign
at nospheare.Its new Normandie will
be the largest ship in service when
it starts its run in the spring.
The International Mercantile Mar-
ine, one of the largest of the "Amer-
ican flag" fleets, through the United
States Lines, runs ships to Ireland,
England, France, and Germany. Its
other' services operate to London,
France, and Germany, operating from
both New York and Baltimore, and
also maintains inter-coastal and
trans-Pacific services.
For
T RAV'EL...

Professor Cross Recommends
England For Cheaper Travel

World's Largest Liner Ready For Tests

By FRED WARNER NEAL
Travel in 'Ye Merrie Englande" is
recommended by Prof. Arthur L.
Cross of the history department for
many reasons, but he advises it es-
pecially this summer because of the
advantageous financial situation.
The island of castles, cathedrals,
and abbeys, made famous by poet
and historian, is off the gold stand-
ard, and the pound is at almost an
unprecedented low - $4.77. Accord-
ing to Professor Cross, England is
among the cheapest countries in Eu-
rope in which to travel this year.
And after you get there, there are
all sorts of easy ways to travel. The
train service is especially good, Pro-
fessor Cross pointed out, and both the
first and the third class, the second
class having been largely done away
with, are comfortable.
'Great Bicycle Country'
"England," he said, "is a great bi-'
cycle country. And if you want to
risk dodging automobiles, you can
obtain a wheel easily enough."
But the rustic England of stage
coach days is nearly gone. In its
place the tourist finds a completely
motorized nation. And in this re-
spect, Professor Cross said, although
cars can be rented for a pound and
purchased cheaply, the American of-
times runs into difficulty. He is ac-
customed to driving on the right with
the steering wheel on the left. John
Bull drives his automobile on the left.
side of the street with the steering
wheel on the right.
For those persons planning a tour
of England, Professor, Cross recom-
mends the English speaking Union.
located in London, just off Berkeley
Square, as a great help to travelers in

obtaining accomodations The cost
of membership is $5 per year.
Books such as Muirhead's "Blue
Guides," and Clara Laughlin's series
are also of great assistance to any-
one planning a trip to Great Britain,
he said.
London Offers Most
Undoubtedly, while all England
abounds with spots of scenic history,
London offers most to the tourist,
Professor Cross declared. This year
especially it will be entertaining, as
the Royal Family is celebrating the
silver anniversary of the ascension of
King George V to the throne.
Particular spots in and around the
British capital which he says travelers
should not miss are the theaters, -the
Parliament buildings, in which both
Lords and Commons usually sit until
August, West Minister Abbey, Can-
terbury Cathedral, and Oxford and
Cambridge Universities.
At Oxford, the famous Oxford High,
is called by Professor Cross one of the
most beautiful streets in Europe. And
at Cambridge, the scenic "backs,"
long stretches of green lawn extend-
ing down from the colleges to the
River Cam, present a rare treat for
the eyes.
Universities Are Scenic
Buckingham Palace, the official
residence of the King in London, is a-
building through which tourists are
at times admitted, as is Windsor
Castle, about 20 miles from the city.
Many beautiful ruins of castles such
as Conway, in Wales, Kenilworth in
Scotland, and Warwick in the Mid-
lands, extend through Britain. Pro-
fessor Cross also called attention to
the two castles built by King Henry
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-Associated Press Photo.
Claimed by the French as the biggest liner in the world, the Normandie soon will be given her official tests
before being put into regular passenger service. The huge boat is shown being towed to drydock at St. Nazaire
to have its propellers affixed.

Travelers In Europe To Have
Wide Variety Of Amusements

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There is much more than mere
monuments, treasurers, and interest-
ing sights to attract travelers to Eu-
ropean countries during the coming
summer. A brief glance over the cal-
endar of events reveals a wide variety
of musical, sporting, dramatic, and
miscellaneous entertainments.
In June: The famous Derby Horse

Race will be held at Epsom, Royal
Ascot Horse Races will be held at As-
cot, Magna Carta Day will be cele-
brated and the Royai Air Force will
give a display at Hendon; Yugoslav-
ia will celebrate Kossova Day, ob-
served since 1389 when Serbia lost
its battles with the Turks on "the
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