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France Leads
In Popularity
Of Travelers!






India's Most



Paris Most Interesting To
The Student Of Culture,
Casual Tourist Alike
C.lose Political LUnity
Is Fou iid In Capital
France, traditional ally of the Unit-
ed States and scene of experiences of
the war, is one of the most popular
countries for the itinerary of the for-
eign traveler.
To the student of French culture
and to the casual tourist alike, Paris,
the capital and center of France, of-
fers the main attraction. Paris pre-
sents the most famous monuments
and boulevards, the middle class mer-
chant and university life, the famous
cafes and theatres, and on its out-
skirts, the great French industrial
centers of the "Red Belt," stronghold
of the French Communist party.
Paris has the . traditional street
cafps, the "Follies" and Opera, and
thV Arch of Triumph, Louvre, Eiffel
Tower, Notre Dame, Montmartre, Na-
poleon's Tomb, and other famous
monuments. To the tourist who willt
get a guide, there are exciting night
doings in the Rue de Lappe and Mai-,
son des Oubliettes, in the less-known;
quarters of town.
Paris also presents the closest con-i
tact with the political life of France.]
Here is where the labor strikes are1
most effective, where the rival par-
ties march and clash on the 14th of
July, and where, in the Chamber of
Deputies, premiers fight for their
cabinets in the boisterous sessions of!
the French parliament.-
Versailles. reflecting the extrava-
gance of the great French monarchs,1
is in easy reach from the city, as are
St. Quentin, Verdun, and other sec-1
tions famous for their World Wari
Northern France is mainly agricul-I
tural with several cities of famouss
cathedrals and monuments. Here is;
where the traveler lands, and here
can be seen Iouen, Cae, Le Eavre,
Chartres, Mont-Saint-Michel, andt
the rocky coast of Brittany. In north-
west France is Alsace-Lorraine, with
Strasbourg, the Mosel, and the Rhine
In south France are the mountains,
with the plateaus of central France,
the Alps and Mont Blanc on the east,a
and the Basque country of the Pyra-
nees on the Spanish border. The
Rhone, with Lille, city of laces, Avig-
non, once home of the Pope, and
Marseilles, chief French sea-port,
flows through the East.
Western France has the Loire re-
gion, famous for its medieval castles'
and countryside, and south of this is
Bordeaux, with the grape and wine
industries. Central France has the
regions noted for their cheese and
for Roman buildings of Caesar's time.
Nice, famous tourist center, and
Monte Carlo are on the Mediterran-
ean coast near Italy.
The story is told of a trans-Asiatic
traveler who conserved space by em-
ploying one cuff of his trousers for
clean wash and the other cuff for
soiled clothes.

A merica' s Western Wonderland
Offers Grandeur And Majesty

Travel Industry
Primed For Big
1938 Season
Visitors Are Attractedi By
Desires To See People,
Places Making History
Despite the tense political and eco-
world today, indications point to morej
traveling this year than ever before,
Sespecially by college students
'People are not only being attracted
by desires to see the beauties of the
world, but also by thc peoples and
activities which may well be making
history. Available statistics on res-
ervations for accommodations :how
that the present war scare in Europe
is rather attracting more passengers
instead of curtailing the lists.
While the scenic wonders of the
world today are just as beautiful as
they ever were, and perhaps a bit
mellower, it would be slightly errone-
ous to ignore the fact that all his-
tory is not in books and that at
present more than ever before the
traveler has a chance to observe
events and persons which will form
the basis for much conversations and
literary endeavors in the near future.
In England, Neville Chamberlain's
cabinet is striving to find the solution
to just as important problems as
either of the Pitts or Disraeli worked
over. The guards are still being
changed at Buckingham and they still
wear their picturesque hats and all
visitors to England make it a point
to see them. But now, the observer
will have a chance to also see the
world's greatest empire attempting to
work out what is probably her most
consequential situation.
In France, you will be able to get
first hand information on the repub-
lic's political troubles where a strike
is considered more important than
the franchise. Something new is al-
ways happening. Governments keep
falling as France watches Germany
rearm on one hand and the fascist
powers throttle Spain on the other.
The Latin Quarter is still available
(Continued on Page 14)

On Your Route

'Miniuum Of XEpelse
Takes Summer Visitor
To Alaska Or Catalina
The visitor to the United States
his summer will be thrilled by "breath
taking wilderness," "startling stone
formations," "charming little inns,"
"glistening lakes," "towering cities"
and "seething industries."
The multifarious beauties of Amer-
ica are described, when all adjectives
have been strained to the breaking,
point, as "impossible to portray,"
"indescribable," "matchless." "be-
yond compare," and "incredible."
Tourists will be pleased to hear that
there are "no highway hazards," that
there is "a wide range of diversions
for all the family," and that "the costJ
of travel in America is incredibly1

like include Sun Valley, in Idaho;
Boulder Dam, in Arizona, if you are
engineeringly - minded; or snow-
capped Pikes Peak, ip Colorado.
More human is the appeal from the
vast, evergreen Northwest: "This
whole vast region is a playground,
and "playtime" is frome one year's
end to the next. Even from the large
cities, the lakes and streams teeming
with fish, and the Pacific beaches are
but a short distance away.
From Pacific Northwest ports, it is
only a brief journey, by steamer, to
the "stupendous grandeur of Alaska."
There we find Mount McKinley. "To
view this great pile from any distance
within vision is a wonderful experi-
ence, but a close-up sight of it is one
whose superlative grandeur is never
to be forgotten."
The most distinctive feature of Mt.
McKinley National Park is its isola-
tion and remoteness, and if you prefer


Czechoslovakia Is
pet This Year-
To The Traveler
Now is the time for all those peo-
ple who want to be able to say, "Oh,
yes--I visited Czechoslovakia before
it was taken over," to visit this place
which may soon become a "never-
never land."
Czechoslovakia's chief trouble to-
day is that it contains 3,000,000 Ger-
mans and therefore must desire "an-
schluss" with Germany. Even Adolf
Hitler can tell you this. It is pretty
well known throughout the world that
the fatherland's designs on the Czechs
can not be put off very much longer.
This country is very beautiful, in a
quaint way, scenically. While it does
have its modern side, much of the
middle age adornments are still to
be found. One can find interesting
relics of the people who inhabited the
towns and villages during the renais-
Prague, the capital of Czechoslo-
vakia, is famed for its old Bohemia.
A sight which few travellers miss is
the Gheito district, which represents
in buildings and in general environ-
ment, the struggle which the Jews
have gone through. Here in Prague
are the famous synagogues, St. Vitus
Cathedral, the University, Alchemist's
Lane and other points of interest.
The land is not especially fruitful
of resources. It does not boast min-
erals which can be of help in case of

German Students Still Study
At Famous, Historic Heidelberg

Duels And Beer Drinking
Predominate Activities
Even Under New Regime
In spite of the change in garb ofk
the German male student body andj
the alteration in the dedication over+
the University of Heidelberg, portal
fron "To the Living Spirit" ,to "To
the German Spirit." there is one
ancient landmark in the old univer-
sity town that has withstood all
change. Over the gateway that leads
from the Old Bridge into the town
is an ancient inscription in memory
of the royal monkey once a favorite
in the court of the castle. The citi-
',ens, it says, will long bewail the loss
of the beloved jester, but irreparable
as the loss may be,
"Es sina non viele Affen in Heidel-
berg los "
"There are still plenty of monkeys
loose in Heidelberg."
Times have changed; conquerors,
kings, and clowns have come, and
some have gone. Corps caps have
become a legend of the corner photo-
grapher's gallery, and doughty stu-
dents now take their daily dozen with
a 30-pound knapsack instead of on
the duelling floor. But these aref
German students are much the
same as they ever were, and politics
haven't spoiled the melody of "Zwei
Herzen" or taken the whipped cream
("Schlagsahne"-first of six easy
lessons for prospective tourists) off
the double fudge layer cake. Or if
you're one who frowns upon such
frivolous femininities, be reassured
also on the scope of beverages. For-
tunately malt is not one of the in-
gredients that go into the products
of Brother Krupp. Nor is the sale
of such commodities limited to the
two blocks north of State Street.
Mellower and more commodious
editions of the P-Bell are to be found+
on every corner. And since. we'rea
on the subject, may we suggest a
few telephone numbers for those who+
contemplate a visit to the home of+
the Prince of Pilsen. In the direct
route up Main Street from the station
and around the corner of Friedrich-
strasse is the Schnitzelbank, sacredj
to the memory of the thousands of
kindred spirits whose names arej
jacknifed on the tables, chairs, walls
Many Tourists Spend
Time In South Haven
Michigan people who do not have
time for an extensive European vaca-
tion will find that South Haven, "The
Atlantic City of the West," will fur-
nish them with just as much pleasure
as a voyage to Bermuda.
Located on the shores of sake
Michigan, South Haven is about a
three-hour drive from Ann Arbor.
The city itself is rather small, though
it has unlimited resources for your
vacation this summer. The big white
beach is two blocks wide and stretches
for miles, with huge sand dunes in
the background. Two golf courses,
innumerable tennis courts and several
dance pavilions furnish amusement
for those who do not wish to swim.)
Michigan's fruit belt surrounds
South Haven and visitors will find
the scenic highway from the city to
Benton Harbor a veritable fairy land.,

-and even the remote corners of the
┬░eiling. The ultimate destination of
>f course, the ancient sign, "Zum
Roten Ochsen," hallowed by the
,nemory of Bsmark and the Student
?rince, and presided over by a dozen
blond and cherubicbar maids. There
you can still see the tables reserved
for the nightly gathering of the corps
clans, and the imposing array of
silver mugs inscribed with the secret
insignia and dented with hard use.
In spite of adversities, the corps
till hang together, and the corps
a'ouses still line the steep lanes up
,he castle hill; and for every brown
shirt you will still see one smartly
scarred cheek. No, the scars aren't
from shaving in the dark or from
*he mythical guillotine, but from the
iuels which still remain a favorite
pasttime among the intelligentsia.
Unlike the open house affairs of Mark
rwain's day, a duel is now a select
and secret sport, but if you take your
-onstitutional before six in th morn-
ing you can hear the rapiers snap
in the backyard of most any fra-
ternity, and occasionally a freshly
swathed head appears among the
elect of the "Stammtisch" in the
"Roten Ochsen."
Contrary to the current notion,
German students and faculties are
extremely cordial to Americans. The
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Tourists Seek
Own Data On
Careful Observers Learn
Much From First-Hand
Inquiry AndAnalysis
With the eyes of the world focused
ever more directly on the new Ger-
many of Adolf 'Hitler, travellers to
continental Europe will be eager to
examine the conditions of life of the
German people for, themselves and
form opinions at first-hand of the
National Socialist k ih.
Newspaper despatches, editorials,
books and magazine articles on Ger-
many have poured forth from the
presses of America in a torren during
the past five years. The March of
Time's recent newsreel, "Inside Nazi
Germany," stirred a tempest of con-
troversy, with Nazi sympathizers at-
tacking it, as unfair and Nazi foes
hailing it as the final and irrefutable
proof from a disinterested source of
the hypocrisy and malice of the Hitler
Foreigners visiting in Germany will
not find it easy to determine the true
situation existing in the territory un-
der the swastika, which now waves
unchallenged from the Baltic to the
Danube. Travellers are not en-
couraged to seek information in Ger-
many. But even the most normal
and ordinary sights and events can
contain a message for the careful and
conscientous observer, who allows
neither prejudice nor superficial ap-
pearance to control his judgment.
Florida, strangely enough, has an
ideal summer cilmate. The Keys
boast one of the most even-tenored
temperatures in the country with a
I mean somewhere around 82 degrees.

low." these it is altogether fitting and prop-
Spectacular Grand Canyon "defies er that we should leave you there.
the efforts of writers adequately to
record its beauties. The twelve-mile
width of its chasm, tihe vast, sunkenE xcerp ts F ro
mountains that lie in its mile ofE
depth, are so stupendous as to be
almost beyond understanding."
'Add to this the sea of flairg, kD isp c
changing colors that overlies its rock
temples and penetrates its depths,
and you have some inkling of the ele- By JOSEP11 GIES
ments that make it one of the world's Latest reports from the Daily's
greatest scenic spectacles." I London correspondent indicate that
Best-known of America's National England is still there, with a stiff
Parks is perhaps the Yellowstone. breeze blowing up from the channel
"Flung for more than half a hundred and the Union Jack still flying.
miles each way across the Rockies of The Daily's London correspondent,
Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, its Miss Dorothy Gies, a former member
natural wonders stand in a setting of the Board of Editors, has filed a
of mountain grandeur and forest number of dispatches in the past year
loveliness. by transatlantic press-rate first class
"Parts of Yellowstone may well be postage revealing the inside story of
called a manifestation of Nature in the travel situation in England.
her lighter moods. There is a weird. The following intimate picture of
almost 'circus' quality to its hissing the opening of Parliament should be
geysers, its steaming hot springs and of interest to all contemplating ar so-
to the churning, roaring, harmless journ in the tight little isle, even
mud volcanoes." some rO(urccs point out that it is un-
If Yellowstone is too popular, too j likely that Parliament will open a
noisy for you, if you seek solitude 4esion dOuring the approaching sum-
along with nature's beauty, then Cal- mHier months: "Great parade from
ifornia's Yosemite should attract you, Buckingham Palace to the Houses of
Giant sequoias and redwoods. trees Parliament. 1). Gies in place on curb
which are among the largest in the of Parliament. Square smack be-
world, stand unmoved at your admir- hind one of the brave handsome Hyde
ation: Domes like towering, bald- Park Lifeguards, bayonet at atten-
headed El Capitan glisten in the tion, bearfur husby over brow . . . We

n Daily Correspondent's






pipes) playing Elgar . . . then the
Palace Guards in red and gold . .
then suddenly all the bells in West-
minster Abbey right above us begin
to toll, 'God Save the King.' The fat
cockney woman in front of me in the
porkpie bonnet holds up her little
boy, "Ere 'e comes, Joie.' The great
beautiful Coronation coach, like a
picture out of Cinderella, down the
sawdust avenue in sunshine, drawn
by eight prancing bays, attended by a
dozen coachmen in scarlet and gold
medieval livery, the King and Queen
smiling and nodding . . . then the
Lord Mayor in his glass coach, then
more peers and peeresses in coronets
and ermine capes, the officers of
Parliament, more bands, more guards.
more music, more shouting and
cheering. Finally the Hyde Park
Guards close in, it's all over, and the
fat cockney woman brushes away a
tear and says, 'Yes, Joie, h'it's the
finest country in the world,'
In another despatch, our correspon-
dent pays tribute to the generosity
of the English people in these glow-
ing terms: "I have three birthday
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shouts: 'Hyde Pahk Gua'd, atten-
shiun!" They draw their swords .
ah, the band, the Lifeguard Band (no
band should ever be without bag-

noon-day sun, and the Bridalveil wait, half an hour, three quarters of'
Falls will charm and refresh you. an hour . .. Suddenly a murmur over
Other spots in the West you might the crowd, the Captain of the Guard


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