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Suits, Dresses
Add To-Delight
Of Ocean Trip
Three-Piece Tweed Suits,
Two-Tone Frocks Form
Basis Of Wardrobe
The delights of a vacation cruise
seem far removed from actuality
when one is so involved in busy cam-
pus life. In truth, however, such
trips are looming up to brighten the
future for many women students. To
those fortunate individuals, appro-
priate clothes are a subject of im-
mediate interest.
A suit, of course, forms the neces-
sary background for such a wardrobe.
and cape suits are prominent among
the fashion-firsts. Falling in this
category is a three-piece model of
tweed consisting of a beige, slightly
flared skirt topped by a fitted jacket
of the same color. The tiny collar
of this jacket, has a border of dark
brown hand stitching. The panels,
which terminate in pockets placed
high in front, are similarly decorated.
This ensemble is completed by a
short top-coat of plaid-yellow,
brown, beige and a dash of red.

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Travel In Europe At Low Cost
Made Possible By Youth Hostels


Three-Piece Suit
A suit equipping its owner for a
number of occasions is one of the
four-piece type. The skirt and fitted
jacket are of plain dark brown; for
variety's sake, the latter may be
worn with the brown and white
checked skirt which matches the
full length top-coat. The large lapels
in the solid brown fasten back on
either side with huge brown buttons.
A beautiful wolf collar is the out-
standing feature of a three-piece
basket-weave suit in beige wool. On
a twopiece model in that new shade,
needy attention is focused on the
Schiaperelli pockets and the militar-
istic gold buttons. /
Destined to brighten anyope's
gloom is a bright apple-green box-
coat with matching skirt. The coat
has large patch pockets, sleeves
tucked at the shoulders, and a white
silk-crepe ascot scarf. The skirt is
cut along straight lines to within
about 12 inches of the hem, where
one discovers gores inserted to pro-
duce the flored silhouette.
Woolen Suits Popular
Light weight woolen suits in the
pastels are bound for popularity. Its
belted, fitted jacket buttons from
neck to hem and the box-pleats in
the front of the skirt are continued
on the jacket. The top of these
pleats form little pockets. An espe-
cially attractive one comes in deep
rose of a soft Shetland tweed and is
fashioned in the two-piece style.
Odd coats are also much in the
limelight. Particularly stunning for
dressier occasions is a ballerino model
of navy blue poiret twill. The very
full gored skirt is nipped in at the
waist with a wide red leather belt,
and large mother of pearl buttons
range from the high neckline to the
But one is not always on deck
braving winds; in fact, there are
not always winds. Anyway, the point
is that dresses are an important item
to be considered. The new two-
tone reversable taffeta in navy and
white makes up attractively into a
simple, but smart frock with the fly-
front buttoning all the way down.
A tiny bunch of bright flowers and a
shiny blue patent-leather belt en-
liven this outfit.
Evening Wear
Also styled with the fly-front is a
shirtwaist dress of navy silk. Stand-
ing out on this dark background are
white leaping gazelles, the subjects
for the prize-winning fabric design
of the year. A touch of relief is of-
fered by the green patent-leather
A twopiece silk creation with white
background setting off red coin dots
and a short jacket in plain red
promises to take some promenader
on a successful tour of a vessel. Vy-
ing with the sun for brightness is a
lemon-yellow silk dress of the new
thick-'n-thin material which is so
practical. The belt and the three-
cornered scarf tying at the V-neck
are of tropical design, which,
strangely enough, seems appropriate
for a voyage into any zone.
In the evening one could feel most
romantic in a cotton pique formal
with red, white and green flowers
sprinkled all over a Copenhagen blue
background. The pert blero jacket
of white pique is bordered with the
print of the formal itself. Another
evening dress of pique has a large
white flower splashed on a contrast
ing background of black.
Indeed, clothes such as these en-
tice all hands on deck and insure
smooth sailing ahead.
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Stations Are Dormitories,
Equipped With Simple
Beds, Baths, Kitchen
Anyone who wants to see Europe
cheaply will be welcome in the youth
hostels, providing he will abide by
the rules strictly, according to Prof.
Shirley W. Allen of the forestry
Adults are accommodated but
would not be entirely satisfied in
using the hostels exclusively, Pro-
fessor Allen, who last summer spent
some time investigating the European
youth hostel movement, said.
"The hostels were started about
1910 in Germany by Richard Schirr-
mann, a teacher who saw need for
rallying and rest places safe and in-
expensive for young hikers of both
sexes," Professor Allen explained.
Admission By Card
"The hostel itself, is a simple dor-
mitory-type facility equipped with
baths, simple beds and having for
sale simple, wholesome food which
may be purchased and eaten in the
day-rooms or at out-of-door tables.
It is managed by a warden or "hostel-
parent." Cooking utensils and fa-
cilities are also available for indi-
viduals, pairs, and groups. Admis-
sion is by card, either local or in-
ternational. Although the interna-
tional card is somewhat more expen-
sive, it enables one to stay in the
hostels of any country if it is offi-
cially stamped for that country.
"The card is presented at the office
of the hostel father when one enters
and returned when one leaves unless
one's conduct is such that his card
must be surrendered. Smoking and
lack of common courtesy in songs
and remarks constitute behavior that
may require giving up a hostel card.
Use of cosmetics is frowned upon,"
he. said.
"Beds in the hostels cost from 10
cents to 25 cents a night and food is
very cheap," Professor Allen said.
Movement In Michigan
"In order to try one of the hostels
in the middle of a large city, I spent
one night in the Dresden youth hos-
tel;" Professor Allen stated. "It is
a modern building equipped with fire
doors which subdivide the building
as needed according to the proportion
of men and women. The kitchen
;here is very modern, having all kinds
of slinging machinery and food pre-
paring equipment. There are dormi-
tories for several hundred occupants
and the gardens are beautiful, hav-
ing numerous outdoor tables. Very
happy features to be found in this
hostel are shower baths and foot
bath facilities."
The equipment in the Dresden hos-
tel reminds one of an American Y.M.-
C.A. except it affords less privacy
and altogether less comfort, he said.
"These hostels throughout Europe
are maintained in interesting types
of places," Professor Allen declared.
"For example, the second one that I
visited was Hohnstein Castle, a 15th

century structure which is in a pic-
turesque location as well as having
picturesque construction. It can ac-
commodate 550 people."
- The youth hostel movement has
made rapid progress in America dur-
ing the last few years. The New.
England states were first to set up
a moderately elaborate system, and
the Middle Western states are now
taking an interest in the movement.
Young persons in Michigan formed
an organization last fall. Ann Arbor
will probably have a youth hostel be-
fore this summer, and it is expected
that facilities in this state will be
sufficient to allow one a summer va-1
cation in Michigan by this method.
Many Tourists
View Alaskan
Scenery Yearly'
(Continued from Page 10)
grizzly bear, moose and other re-
sembling species," Professor Baxter
"These forests constitute an ideal
location for the full development of
wild life resources," he said.
"The scenery along the very sinu-
ous coast line of the Tongass and.
Chugach National Forests can be ap-
preciated when it is realized that
these forests, our tw omost northernly
forests, have 12,000 miles of shore
line. It is believed that 75 per cent
of the timber is located within two-
and-one-half miles of tidewater.
Mt. McKinley Here
"Mt. McKinley National Park, lo-
cated in south central Alaska is in
my opinion the most alluring of all
the National Parks," Professor Bax-
ter said. "It's isolation and remote-
ness gives the park a greater area
of wilderness and even now roads and,
trails are only accessible to a small
part of this vast region.
"The paramount feature, of course,
is the superb 20,300-foot-high Mt.
McKinley. It rises 17,000 feet above
'the timber line, the highest on our
continent," Professor Baxter said.
Long Flower Season
"Unfortunately, the many peaks
of this area are not visible all of
the time and many visitors are dis-
appointed by arriving only to find
that clouds or smoke hide the moun-
tains. On my first trip, I was in
the park six days before the peak
was visible. At the time of my sec-
ond expedition to Alaska, it was not
to be seen at all, and last summer
I could only get a glimpse of it one
Scenery and big game are not the
only attractions, Professor Baxter de-
clared. Wild flowers bloom profuse-
ly from early spring until late in
the fall, he said. Blue lupine, gen-
tians, monkshood, pyrolas, and arctic
poppies are most abundant, Professor
Baxter said.

April's there," cries the fair, book-
weary mail drawing in great gulps of
the slightly gassy atmosphere of
State Street.
But as thinking is far removed
from doing-Russia notwithstanding,
-and England is merely a pipe
dream to most of us, it is necessary
to take stock of the simple things
in life when planning to "improve
each shining hour" of Spring Vaca-
The following is a list of sugges-
tions, gleaned from among the more
astute co-ed minds, which have long
been acquainted with this problem.
If you are a transfer, you have
little to worry about. Just plan to
visit your ex-roommate at the old
alma mater for a few days, prefer-
ably over the week-end, when there
will be more going on in the line of
entertainment. She will be thrilled
to see the old familiar countenance
again, and will 'leave no stone un-
turned to give you a good time. We
have absolute authority on that.
Romance On A Bus
If you prefer tripping about the
country side and have a financial
aversion to trains, or if the family
vehicle can't stand the test, you must
take a chance on one of the new
sleeper busses. Get your roommate
or some congenial companion in-
volved because its more fun to have.
a travelling companion, and besides
the lower berths accommodate two
persons. And think of the tremen-
dous saving in passage money you
could make this way. This latest
addition to the dreaded motor bus
species is said to be as comfortable
as a pullman car and includes in
addition all the modern conven-
iences, air conditioning, upper berths
and streamlining. Who knows, per-
haps romance will come your way
in the person of the Fuller Brush
man. Overnight busses are positively
steeped with romance.
Belle Isle Will Do
However, if there is something of
the great-out-of-doors girl in you
which makes your inner nature re-
spond to the call of the wild, you
will find a bicycle trip most satisfy-
ing, provided your health is 190 per
cent and you eat an apple a day
and are not subject to sudden faint-
ing fits. Rent one of these trusty
two wheelers and peddle off down
the highways and byways.
As evening falls and you feel a
touchsof homesickness coming on
just stop at one of the cosy little
huts that clutter the highways, just
waiting for occupants, and are com-
monly known as tourist cabins. If
you are adept at reading between
the lines of the signs that advertise
them you'll be able to find some that
are very nice. It is advisable to take
a toothbrush and a cake of soap along
with you in case you feel the urge

wandering so far afield you might
try riding around Belle Isle all day
and coming home in time for din-
ner at night, provided you live in
Detroit. You get the same effect,
and the pheasants and pedestrians as
well as motorists provide a little va-
riety in the wild life.
Or Else Just Sleep
There are scores of other equally
fascinating things to do. In the
next week try to acquire a friend,
whose family owns a summer cot-
tage in the environs and then per-
suade her that she should invite four
or five people, including yourself, to
go up with her and open up the
house for the summer. Let every-
body chip in and take supplies and
plan to do your own cooking. If you
all come down immediately with
ptomaine poisoning or Beri-ben, you
can't be held responsible.
Of course there is always home,
remember. And also the pile of back
Beautiful Cuba
Offers Varied
e Sports
Although its chief tourist season is
in the winter, Cuba offers a variety
of scenery, sports and activities well
within the pocket-book range of the
American college student, according
to Felipe Silva, '40, whose home is on
the island republic.
A landscape which ranges from the
palm tree, characterized "oriental,"
or western district, to the mountains
of the east, with interesting transi-
tional areas between, makes Cuba a
natural beauty spot, Silva explained,
and the clear skies, rainless days, and
warm weather mediated by cool
breezes offer a splendid vacation set-
Fishing, swimming, in both arti-
ficial pools and ocean waters, jai-
alai, the Cuban game which is played
with curved racquets, and picnicing
keep the visitor busy, Silva stated,
while the more affluent tourists find
an interesting night life open to them.
Rowing races which are accom-
panied by fiestas are held in Havana,
Cienfuegos, Silva's home town, and
Varadero during the summer months,
and travelers have an opportunity of
seeing true Cuban life at these events,
he said.
On the beaches, he continued,
young men can live practically with-
out expense, sleeping on the sand
and spending their days in idyllic
swimming and sun bathing.

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"Longest Gangplank in the World'
for your trip to Europe, and enjoy
the comfort, beauty and excellence
of cuisine offered by the modern
vessels of the FRENCH LINE.
For Further Particulars Write to
FRENCH LINE, 1247 Washington Boulevard, Detroit
or consult your local travel agent.







for Spring Vacation

FUN-LOVING college students, anxiously awaiting the sailing date,
will be your companions in deck sports, swimming, dancing and the
many new pleasures as yet inexperienced by one who has not been
to Europe on one of our tours.
THE ROMANCE of the "old world" with its centuries of tradition
will be brought to you in such a way as to give to you a feeling of
intimacy with the characters and places of history which you have
heard about for so long.
A dventure
ADVENTURE OF THE SEA, of the great cities and out-of-the-way
villaes.a rvntura in neU enxrience and in neurcomnpanionnhip






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