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Sumday, March 27, 1955

THE MICHIGAN+ DAILY

Page Elevern

Suedoy, March 27, 1955 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page EIever~

Florida Bids
Frost-Bitten
To Beaches
f IRED of fighting crowds in
Mason Hall, dodging traffic
and studying?
If this is true, a change of
scenery might be in order during
spring vacation.
Florida will be the destination
of many college students. During
this season 61 Miami Beach hotels
will participate in the package
vacation plan offered by airlines
and railroads. Rates for double oc-
cupancy of rooms range from $19
per person for seven days and six
nights to a range of $33 to $39 for
the same length of time in the
newer ocean front hotels.
North Miami Beach motels with
oc an beach and swimming pools
are included in the package vaca-
tions. The room rates for seven
da'ys and six nights range from
$22 upward per person for two in
a room.
DAYTONA Beach offers an eco-
nomical vacation. Hotel rooms
occupied by two people are offer-
ed at $22.50 to 27.50 for seven days
a d six nights.
rsesort cities expect a successful
season. In order to attract even
mre tourists Jacksonville Beach,
Florida will hold a Welcome Day
April 24. The Day will include a
bepch parade of floats, bands and
marching units. The bathing sea-
son actually starts with the first
WArm days of March or early
April when temperatures range in
the 80's.
termuda will be the destination
of many college travelers. The is-
land can be reached in three and
one-half hours flying time from
New York. For the sports minded,
the island has beaches, golf
courses and tennis courts.
One tour offers a launch trip
complete with barbecue lunch and
Rum Swizzle party.
An average tour price is $178.75
for seven days. This includes round
trip air travel from New York plus
room and meals.

LAND DOWN UNDER:
Australia Reverses Seasons for Traveler
By CAROL PRINS States to Australia are scheduled the Melbourne Cup, Australia's present when a tourist wishes to
UNIVERSITY students who find twice weekly. Flying time is ap- most important horse race is run visit Australia. Currency denomi-
the warm summer weather of proximately thirty hours. By sea, in November. nations are in pounds which are
June, July and August too much freighters which have limited pas- Golf and tennis are played all equal to American dollars, shill-
s e n g e r accommodations, a r e year round, also cricket and rugby ings which are worth eleven cents
of a shock after the rainy, cold scheduled for twenty-one days of are offered to sports enthusiasts. in American money and pence
and unpleasant Ann Arbor climate sailing. Winter sports are offered and wa- equal to an American penny.
are offered an ideal opportunity. ter sports and fishing are available Australia is a new and differ-
Australian travel tours provide MANY attractions may be en- year round. ent place in which to travel. While
a solution to their problem. At the joyed by the American tourist The normal procedures such as some parts are still wild and un-
same time Ann Arbor is recover- visiting Australia. Horse and grey- vaccinations, health examinations, inhabited others are the epitome of
ing from its normal winter sea- hound races are held regularly and animal and plant quarantines are modern comfort and convenience.
son, Melbourne, Australia is pre-
paring for oncoming winter weath-
er.
The seasons of the land "down
under" are exactly the reverse of
those of the northern hemisphere.
Spring occurs from September to
November, summer from Decem-
ber to February, fall extends from
March to May and winter from
June to August.
Students desiring to travel else-
where than the normal tourists'
haunts are offered the chance in
the many Australia bound travel
tours. Flights from the United
Bushes Mark ,
Time in Italy in lustrous
ONE OF THE strangest calen-
dars in the world grows just silk-and-cotton
outside Rome.
Located in the fabulous gardens
of the Villa d'Este is a living cal-
endar, set in shrubbery.
Live boxwood letters and num-
erals announce each year, month
and day. To keep the calendar
up-to-date, plants are hastily
transplanted each morning. Ex-
tra dates and names of months
are stored in nearby hothouse
shelves for use when needed.
The Villa d'Este itself is a fam-
ous old place built in 1550 in the
town of Tivoli, 20 miles outside
Rome.

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