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Sunday. March 27, 195,

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AYH Permits
European Summers
Now Easily Accessible
For Many 'Roughers'
A BIKE, an American Youth
Hostel pass and determination
are all that is needed for a youth
hastelrvacation in Europe this
American Youth Hostels, an or-
ganization which has branches in
all large cities, sponsors bike trips
throughout Europe. Possession of
an AYH pass, costing about a dol-
lar, can be obtained at any AYH
office. It entitles the holder to
stay at any hostel in Europe for
about fifty cents a night.
Most hostels are very simple, but
clean. Some are located in old
castles or houses of historical in-
terest. The traveler sleeps in his
own sleeping sack on a straw
Some hostels provide food, while
at others, the hosteler buys and
prepares his own. Each group as-
sumes part of the house-keeping
duties by cleaning up before they
leave in the morning. The hostel
usually has a curfew, 10 p.m. After
a day's pedaling, everyone is just
about ready for bed at that time
HOSTELS, in many cases, are on
the edge of a town or fairly
far away from local places of in-
terest. They must be approached
under foot or bicycle power, never
by car. European plumbing has its
unmodern side, although this is
not always the case.
Hostels are very popular with
European students. And it is some-
times necessary to obtain advance
For those who prefer to travel
With organized groups, AYH has
mapped out package tours under a
trained leader.- The price quoted
for each tour covers transporta-
tion from the sailing point, food
and lodging.
This summer, three co-ed groups
of about 10 people will cover
northern Europe ($675), central
Europe ($650) and southern Eur-
ope ($745). All the tours take 11
Give to the
Free University of Berlin Drive

U.S. Seeks Increase in World Travelling
With Aid, Cooperation of All UN Members
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By The Associated Press
PLUGGING world travel in the
United Nations the United
States wants the UN and its mem-
bers to give more encouragement
to travel as a help to all countries
in making a living.
President Dwight D. .isenhower
is putting his weight behind this
policy. It ties ii with his campaign
for lowering barriers to interna-
tional trade.
The subject will come up in the
spring session of the UN Economic
and Social Council, scheduled to
begin Tuesday.
In a paper prepared for the
meeting, the United States delega-
tion says travelers from 41 coun-
tries spent the equivalent of $2,-
450,000,000 outside their native
lands in 1953, which is more than
the yearly value of the world's
trade in wheat and 31 per cent
higher than the travel figure for

The United States earned more
than any other nation in the 1953
travel trade, the latest year for
which figures are available.
FOREIGNERS spent 527 million
dollars in the United States
that year, a 34 per cent increase
over 1950. Canada was the second
highest earner at 309 million, an
increase of 21 per cent. Mexico was
third, increasing its tourist reve-
nue by 26 per cent to 302 million
dollars in 1953.
On the other side of the Atlan-
tic, the United Kingdom leads the
parade with 246 millions earned in
1953, up 43 per cent over 1950. Ger-
many jumped 306 per cent from 32
million in 1950 to 130 million in
1953. France slid the most, its
trade falling 34 per cent from 185
million to 122 million.
The delegations' report, based on
figures from 41 countries supply-
ing statistics to the International

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Monetary Fund, also gives money attention to international tray
spent by nationals of various coun- as part of economic developme
tries. United States citizens parted 2) Back efforts of UN regional ec
with 895 million dollars in foreign nomic commissions to attract tot
countries in 1953. Other big spend- ists to their areas. 3) Strength
ers, in order, were Canada, 373 agencies promoting the tour
million; Britain, 241 million; Mexi- trade. 4) Offer incentives to I
co, 140 million; France, 128 mil- vestment in hotels and the like.
lion and Germany, 120 million. Encourage exchange of technic
None of the figures include fares advice on tourist programs. 6) Jc
paid to international steamship in international agreements I
and air lines. The 41 countries pro- easier customs inspections and i
viding information to the Interna- ternational motoring. 7) Impre
tional Monetary Fund do not in- travel statistics. $) Reduce restri
clude Spain or any of the nations tions relating to such things as
behind the Iron Curtain. sas, passports, travel taxes and e
change controls.
Britain, which spent almost a
million dollars in the United States
on travel promotion in 1953, makes v its
more dollars from travelers than
from any of its exports. C e Al
The U.S. delegation is proposing
that the council recommend this
eight-point progra mto the 60 gov- (Continued from Page 10)
ernments in the UN: 1) Give more England and Miss ArmStro
, ,.r" worked on The Cork Examiner,
newspaper in Ir-eland.
r While working In northern' n
tland, Miss Valler went hostellit
in a lake distriet'For the erqsiv.
E'Ir lent of an American quarter, af
=RA"nE N "
} could get over night accomsnod;
e tions and breakfast. "While wal
ing or bicycling in Europe," Mi
S Valler declared, "you can go
.ds!umiles and see beautiful lakeg as
mountains. In the United Stat
all the scenery is the same i
boards and beer ads!"
Miss Valler returned to t
country by boat at the end of::
vember, and Miss Armstrong
the beginning of December.
Aside from being a won&e
experience, Miss Valler feels
trip was worth while because
proved that people with aver
backgrounds and limited u
rcan go to Europe. She doe
know if the same scheme wo
work again, but encourages wou
be travelers by saying, "A 16t
people won't take the money
travel, but once you've be
abroadyouwill realize that tia
isn't a luxury but a necessity."
Miss Armstrong, a firm beie
in the benefits of travel is anw
tourist in Dakar, North Africa. S
expects to spend four weeks th
and then travel to Paris. Financ
this trip with her own money,
Armstrong plans to return to
country in June and attend
mer school.
Few spots in America hay
many lakes as Oakland Co
F:Dotting hilly woodlands, over
offer water sports galore in
' summer: skating, skiing an
bogganing in the winter.


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