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Accent On Domestic


toms of the boats magnify things.)
There are underwater forests and
queer; burping mud geysers to serve as
surprises. The management always
ties nice placards on your bumpers
that say "See Silver Springs." It's
a pleasant order.
See Atlanta Now
It's about time then to go to see
the Atlantic. You caught a glimpse
of it in 'Jacksonville, but there are
a lot of off-shore bars and things that
get in the way. Down around Day-
tona Beach, however, there is noth-
ing to stop the big silver-topped rol-
lers that come swishing in. There are
als&i a lot of beautiful girls, big ho-
tels and high prices. The beach, us-
ually littered by a plethora of bathers,
is also occassionally employed as a
race course for bullet-shaped autos.
If you're smart you won't go to
Miami. The hotels there are even
bigger and the prices are higher, and
there aren't any Floridans there. Ex-
cept for the sunshine and the palms
it's no different than Detroit. Or
Ann Arbor.
If you're smart you'll turn inland
to the citrus center around Winter-
haven. There are rolling hills there
all arranged in neat rows of orange
and grapefruit trees. At restaurants
you get all the orange juice you can
drink with your meals.
In the center of the citrus center
is the Bok Tower, which is a sort of
Baird Carillon set in a semi-tropic
Historic Isle Attracts
French Riviera Visitor
The island of Ste. Marguerite, near
Cannes on the French Riviera; is ht-
tracting many visitors this year. Here
it vas that during the reign of Louis
14th one of the strangest mysteries
of French history was lived out for
40 years by the "Man in the Iron


America Looks
At Homeland's
Beauties Again
Wanderers Of Country
Will Find New Sights
Within Own Borders
The American traveller, or more
properly, the American, will stay
home this year. Though it may cause
him to feel hampered and tied down,
he'll have to stay in North or South
America, unless he is a war corres-
pondent or Ernest Hemingway. Eu-
rope and Asia are war continents, and
despite the fact that our people are
the greatest wanderers and intruders
in forbidden places of all times, it
looks like we shall stay very much
away from the bombs and torpedoes,
the spy-suspicious officials and with
held visas.
Will this be a hardship? Probably,
for not only have we sent wealthy
tourists journeying to Ritz hotels
throughout the Eastern Hemisphere,
but on freighters, cattle boats, tour-
ist rate liners, or thirty-foot yawls
our native sons have gone roaming
across the Atlantic or Pacific,
whether they had the money or not.
But on the other hand it would be
pretty funny to look at a map of the
Western Hemisphere and say that
we'll confine ourselves to domestic
travel this year.
Docks Won't Be Idle
New York's docks won't be idle.
South American liners ought to be
happy about the whole thing, as
should West Coast shiplines plying
the Alaska route. Within this coun-
try, and north in Canada, railroads
and highways will be revealing to
many for the first time that there's
something more to North America
than is to be found in picture post-
card views of Niagra Falls. And some
may even see the Falls themselves.
Since the building of good roads,
and the coming of the automobile,
something corresponding to the 18th
century grand tour has grown up in
the United States. Van Wyck Brooks
tells swell yarns about Harvard boys
dressed as oriental mandarins carous-
ing up and down the continent in
carriages paid for by the money
their New England fathers made on
tea and spices in the China trade.
Enter the automobile, substitute Mex-
ico or Yellowstone for the Acropolis
by moonlight or the Tower of London
by fog, and there it is, the twentieth
century grand tour. Not a tour only
for the high income bracketeers, but
for all of them, jalopies and limou-
sines, young people, old people, kids
with dirthy faces staring out at the
scenery through the seven windows
of a long sedan, vintage of 1925.
To a college education is added a
Ford or Chevrolet, and enough money
for gas across the country. To the
scenic beauties of Plattsville, or Po-
dunk is added the sight of the Grand
Canyon, the redwood forests of Cali-
fornia, the lazy expanse of the Miss-
issippi, the hills, the mountains, the
plains of a country known by so few
of its people.
Our Ancestors
We, our ancestors, have crossed
back and forth, have gone where
there were no roads, in covered wag-
ons, have gone always because we
liked being free, because we didn't
figure anyone had the right to tell
us what to do. We built railroads,
clear across the country, we went
south and north and all the direc-
tions there were to go. Then we hit
the edges of the country, and settled
down to be self-conscious about our
lack of background, and went to Eu-
rope for culture, and looked with
eyes accustomed to blue hazy for-
ests, at stone lions and gondolas,
bright shawls and small farms. It was

not big, we thought, but it had been
there for so long, we were so new. For
a long time we worshipped, and had
little we called our own, no art, no
real tradition.
It didn't last. Long before this
war, we had looked back at the blue
forests, not as many of them now, but
ours, and our hills, and our country.
Again we traveled back and forth,
and up and down, but our eyes no
longer looked for a place to put a
mill, or a nice spot for a generel store.
We looked now for what our country
was. We are still looking, and we have
a long time yet to look before all of
it is known and familiar. Maybe there
won't be so much to see in the other
countries by the time this is over.
Maybe it's good that we're seeing the
things here, and that there are so
many things to see.
Lovely costume jewellry;
beautiful brass and cop-
per ware; Oriental dolls;
a t nvl, ft -iv , at

Youth Hostels
Offer Cheaper
WayOf Travel
Travel, says the oft-repeated com-
plaint, costs too much. No matter,
where one goes, the cry is heard, and,
it is fully justifiable. Travel is ex-~
pensive. That is why youth hostels
came into being. American Youth1
Hostels, a nationwide organization,
aims "to help all, especially youth,
. . . by providing them inexpensive
overnight accomodations in America9
and by assisting them in their travels
both here and abroad over bicycle,
trails, footpaths and highways."'.
Hostels have long been common in
Europe, but it is only recently that
they have sprung into existence inj
this country. They offer young peo-
ple cheap housing while traveling
and thus enable them to travel more7
and to get a wider knowledge of the
different parts of the country.
Hostels Help Planning
Besides providing overnight ac-
comodations which are clean, simple
and inexpensive, American Youth
Hostels performs the even-greater
service of planning and conducting
trips. These trips cover virtually every
part of North America from Mexico+
to Alaska, and one group even being
planned for a journey to Chile. The
costs of the various trips range from
$95 to $495.
An unusual service is offered by
the Rolling Youth Hostel, a specially
equipped railroad car which is at-
tached to trains for long jumps and
sidetracked as a headquarters for
short jaunts. Three trips are planned
for the Rolling Hostel this summer,
one east to west and two west to east.
The east to west trip will feature
stops at Benff, Jasper, Puget Sound,
the Grand Canyon and Colorado
Springs. The other two will follow
approximately the same route. The
Rolling Hostel is used in the trans-
Canada portion of the trips. On the
return journey, the parties will tra-
vel by coach during the day and
spend nights outdoors or in hostels.
Northwest Featured1
A trip through the northwest is
also named among 15 different trips
planned for the summer of 1940. This
journey will feature travel through
the Puget Sound district, visits to
fishing and lumber centers, mountain
climbing and a stop at Mount Rain-
The national parks will be visited
by a group of hostelers who plan to
leave from Northfield, Mass., on a
one-month trip. This group will stop
at Niagara Falls, then go by bicycle
and lake steamer along the "inland
seas" to Chicago. From there, the
travelers journey through the mid-
west to Glacier National Park and
south from there to Yellowstone.
Then they plan to continue south to
Zion National Park and Bryce Can-
yon and home via Washington, D.C.
and New York City.
The Chilean trip will feature, as a
starter, a sea voyage through the
Panama Canal into the Pacific, then
down the coast of South America
with many stops at different ports.
Skiing in the Andes and a trip
through the gorgeous mountain
country to the volcano district of
Chile will highlight the overland
portions of this journey.

For the tourist who wants a com-
plete change of scene and atmos-
phere, combined with every modern
convenience to which he is accustom-_
ed, Hawaii seems to be the ideal solu-
tion. The eight principal islands of
the Hawaiian group combine tropical
beauty, Asiatic "foreignness," a per-
petually warm climate, modernity
and accessibility in a way that niakes
them one of the most pleasing and
interesting places to be found.
The worst mistake made by most
visitors to Hawaii is that they plan.
a stay of only one or two weeks or
a month. Of course, one man who re-
putedly stopped over between ships
from the Orient in 1922 to have his
laundry done is still there-this
proves, not that laundry service is
poor in Hawaii, but that the gentle-
man liked it. 18 years might be con-
sidered too long for a vacation, but
18 days is certainly too short.
Honolulu, the capital of the Ter-
ritory of Hawaii, is a city in which
one should spend at least two weeks.
Its modern office buildings, separated
from broad sidewalks by lines of
palms, will be pleasant to the eyes
of Americans used to soot-darkened
edifices of this continent. Trolley
buses, smooth-riding and stream-
lined, provide swift transportation
about the city which is more than 15
miles in length-or the more affluent
tourist will find plenty of cars for
Climate Ideal
The semi-tropical climate of Ha-
waii makes itself noticed in Honolulu
through the abundance of vivid flow-
ers as well as through the mild cli-
mate. The early summer months are
ideal for a visit, as they include the
blooming season of the flowering
trees and the weather is then at its
best. Many parks lend spots of color
to Honolulu, and the buildings of the
Civic Center are all set in gardens
behind broad lawns.
Honolulu has so many distinct dis-
tricts that it might well be split up
into a variety of little towns or sub-
urbs. These sections of the city range
from the cool, rainy Nuuanu Valley
with its many luxurious homes to
the Oriental section which centers
about "The River." Streets lined with
little Japanese and Chinese shops aid
in building up an impression that the
visitor is in a little section of Asia.
Every tourist, of course, will want
to visit Waikiki Beach, the far-famed
section of the Waikiki district. The
actual district stretches more than
a mile, but the beach is divided into
little sections. The part popularly
known as "Waikiki Beach" is set be-
fore a beautiful backdrop of two
great hotels which are in turn sil-
houetted against tall, green moun-
tains. Groves of tall, graceful palms
extend to every edge of the sand, of-
fering welcome shade to sunburned
bathers and surfers.
Surfing Is Attraction
Surfing is the chief attraction of
Waikiki, vying for that title with the
constant warmth of the blue water.
Reefs, far off shore, cause the long
rollers to break in a way which is
ideal for the.sport; and smaller reefs
and sand bars cause minor "breaks"
nearer shore.
Everyone-well, everyone who is

nyone-in Hawaii surfs, and vaca-
tioning tourists generally turn out to
be the most ardent fans. The more
venturesone spirits among them rent
boards at one of the beach clubs or
hotels. Their more conservative-and
sensible-brethren hire Hawaiian
"beach boys" to take them out. Either
way, it's a lot of fun-the most
thrilling sport imaginable to ride
just ahead of the welter of foam at
the top of a huge breaker balancing
on a narrow fifteen-foot board or
bending to whipping spray in an out-
rigger canoe.
Polo Is Played
Other forms of sport are not lack-
ing in Hawaii. Polo of an excellent
quality is played on most of the is-
lands, there are many top-notch golf
courses, tennis courts-hard surfaced
and clay-abound and football and
baseball are played in season.
Oahu, the island on which Hono-
lulu is located, abounds in scenic
beauty. Breath-taking views can be
obtained from the mountains in back
of the city, and the luxuriant vege-
tation makes any drive one of tro-
pical loveliness. Among the best
known points of interest are the Nuu-
anu Pali, where the people of the king
of Oahu leaped to their death rather
than be captured by invading war-
riors from another island.

Hawaii Joins Tropical Beauty
With Modernity, Accessibility


Are You Going Home For
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New England
Travel Offers
Delicious Food
Superb roads, unsurpassed scenery,
unmatched hospitality and distinc-
tively delicious cuisine make New
England the place to vacation this
First, there are the good roads and
excellent hospitality. They are more
or less identical. The contention that
the typical New Englander is aloof,
introspective and inhospitable is an
extreme fallacy. A trip up the Boston
Post Road from New York to Boston,
or on U.S. 1 from Boston up to Maine
or on route 20 from Albany to Pitts-
field, to Springfield, to Worcester, to
Boston. immediately disproves the
contention. For the friendliness of
the people is everywhere evident.
But if New Englanders were canni-
bals and the Wells Fargo the only
means of transportation, the exqui-
site scenery of the six North eastern-
most ,states would still be incentive
enough for a vacation there. There
is little that can compare to Connec-
ticut's rolling hills, to Rhode Island's
beaches and harbors, to Massachu-
sett's Bershires and crystal seashore,
to New Hampshires famed White
Mountains, to Vermont's dairy lands
and hills, to Maine's rocky coast,
deep forests, countless lakes and
wholesome pine-tree odor.

Phone 730F14 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Gq byRail
Travel in spacious comfort! Trains al-
ways saved you time, trouble, energy.
Now New York Central's trains save
you money, too!
Fares per mile go down as distance
goes up. Round-.trip fares as low as 1%
a mile. You can't buy more economical
transportation-with comfort, speed and
Big improvements have been made in
New York Central's modern coach
trains. But rd' they cost you less than
ever. Take the train and read, sleep, dine,
stroll, or enjoy the scenery. Let the en-
gineer drive for you-and save money!
From One- Round-
Ann Arbor to way drip
Albany ...............$13.10 $18.35
Boston................ 17.00 24.35
Buffalo . 7.45 10.80
Chicago.. .............. 5.00 8.95
Cincinnati............5.50 9.95
Cleveland............ 3.75 6.65
Detroit ............... .75 1.50
Indianapolis..........5.85 10.10
Niagara Falls.......... 7.45 10.80
Pittsburgh............. 6.40 10.80
Rochester.............. 8.85 13.109
St. Louis 10.10 15.90

and Relax!


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