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city, now enlarged and opened for 32 guests. Bkfst. E. 2NB $2.50. 2WB
$4.50. FPark. Pets P.

Guest House: The Evergreens. 243 High St. Open Apr. 15 to Nov. 15.
Out a bit in a nice location with large grounds. A neat white home for 8
guests. No meals. E. 2NB $2.0042.50. FPark. No pets.

HADLEY, MASS. Pop. 2,711. (Socony E-W) 18 Mi. N. of Springfield.
9 Settled in 1659. A quiet, lovely town with wide, peaceful green.

Guest House: Ben Smith Tavern. Open Apr. to Dec. Restricted clien-
tele. Miss Leonard took this old place built in 1774 and has furnished it in
a manner that would delight you. Well worth visiting. 12 guests. Bkfrt.
E. For 2, $3.00 up. FPark. Small dogs P.

HARWICHPORT, MASS. Pop. 2,400. (Socony L-2) 9 Mi. W. of Chatham.

28 Inn: Melrose. Restricted clientele. Small, pleasant, and attractive. 40 rms.,
many WB. A. 2NB $10.00. 2WB $12.00. Also ModA. FPark.

HINGHAM, MASS. Pop. 7,330. (Socony J-10) 6 ML E. of Quincy.
3A In 1935, this town was 300 yrs. old. Many interesting houses.

Inn : Bancroft Hall. 197 Main St. Restricted clientele. The rms. are large
and hospitable. The capacity is limited. E. 2NB $3.50. FPark.

Guest House: Black Horse. 313 East St. Open May 15 to Oct. 15. Re-
stricted clientele. Early American in charm, modern in comforts. Old-fash-
ioned gardens, peace and quiet. 25 guests. Meals. E. 2NB $4.00. 2WB
$6.00. FPark.

HOLYOKE, MASS. Pop. 56,139. (Socony D-10) 10 Mi. N. of Springfield.
5 & 202 Near Mt. Tom and Holyoke College for Women.

Hotel: Roger Smith. This being a "Roger Smith" hotel assures you cf
cleanliness, satisfaction, and fine hospitality. 133 rms. E. 2WB $4.
Gar. 50c. Your dog is welcome.

HYANNIS, MASS. Pop. 1,800. (Socony L-12) 5 Mi. S. of Barnstable.
132 The social center of the South Shore.

Hotel: Mayflower. Open May 20 to Sept. 21. A resort hotel of the bett
kind. Quietly furnished in good taste. 70 rms., 50 WB. E. For 2, $4.(
$5.00. A. For 2, $10.00-$12.00. ModA. For 2, $8.00. FPark. Gar. $1.00.

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HYANNIS, MASS, (continued)

Cottages: Sun Dial Village. Foot of Maple Ave. Restricted clientele.
About as satisfactory and pleasant accommodations as you will find along the
coast. 15 cottages artistically furnished in Early American. All rms. WB.
Recommended. No meals. E. 2WB $5.00 up. FPark. Small dogs P.




SUH Dial Village

LEICESTER, MASS. Pop. 4,426. (Socony F-10) 6 Mi. W. of Worcester.
19 Now a little off the through US 20.

Guest House: The Thompsonian. 18 simple cabins and rms. in an old
house. Open for guests, "till the water freezes." Meals. E. For 2, $2.00 up.
FPark. Pets P.

LENOX, MASS. Pop. 2,750. (Socony C-10) 7 Mi. S. of Pittsfield.
7 Music festival in Aug., so if going then, reserve rms. in advance.

Hotel: Curtis. Open May 25 to Oct. 15. Restricted clientele. Wide
verandas, large rms. One of the "solid" older hotels of New England to
which many guests return yearly. Mr. Roberts, who has been here for years,
has gathered a host of friends for his dignified, satisfying inn. 140 guests. E.
2WB $6.00 up. A. 2WB $14.00 up. ModA. For 2, $12.00 up. Gar. 75c.
Small dogs P.

Inn: The Village. On Church St. Restricted clientele. A small place
with a charming clientele all of its own. 35 guests. E. 2WB $3.50 up. A.
2WB $8.00 up. FPark. No pets.

Guest House: St. Lawrence Inn. On Walker St. Restricted clientele.
Beautifully managed by Mrs. St. Lawrence. Old colonial home furnished
with unusually good taste. 20 guests. A. 2NB $8.00. 2WB $10.00. Also
ModA. Gar. 75c. No pets.

MAGNOLIA, MASS. Pop. 2,500. (Socony K-9) 6 Mi. S.W. of Gloucester.
127 -Just about the center of "THE" North Shore.

Hotel: Oceanside. Open June 25 to Sept. 15. Restricted clientele. One ot
the old and fashionable resort hotels of the North Shore with much atmos-
phere. 300 rms., 150 WB. A. 2NB $12.00. 2WB $15.00. ModA. $12.00.
FPark. Gar. $1.00 No pets.

MANOMET, MASS. (Socony K-ll) 7 Mi. S. of Plymouth.

? Guest House: Winvirden. Open June to Sept. Restricted clientele. For-
merly a private home now converted into a fine guest house. 8 rms.. 3 CB.
Meals. E. For 2, $2.00-$4.00. FPark. No pets.

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MARBLEHEAD, MASS. Pop. 10,173. (Socony ]-10) 7 Mi N.E. of Swamp-
scott.

129 Hotel: Marblehead. Open June 15 to Sept. 10. Another of the usual fine
and well-run resort hotels. 100 rms., 60 WB. A. 2NB $12.00 up. FPark.
No pets.

MARLBOROUGH, MASS. Pop. 15,781. (Socony C-12) 16 Mi. N.E. of

Worcester.

20 Guest House: Twin Brook Farm. 279 E. Main. 1 Mi. E. Restricted
clientele. Still another of those delightful guest houses peculiar to New
England. 12 guests. Bkfst. E. 2NB $2.0043.00. FPark. Small dogs P.

NEW BEDFORD, MASS. Pop. 112,822. (Socony J-12) 22 Mi S. of Taun-
ton.
6 An old-time whaling city with many fine mansions.

Hotel: New Bedford. A good hotel. Modern. Fireproof. 200 rms. E.
For 2, $4.50 up. Gar. 50c.

NEW BOSTON, MASS. Pop. 471. (Socony C-ll) 22 ML W. of West field.
8 Maple sugar and cheese are the leading products of this town.

Inn: New Boston. Restricted clientele. This is a charming old inn built
back in 1779 with enough comforts added to make it modern, but not too much
so. Beamed taproom and an old ballroom. 20 guests. E. 2NB $5.00. A.
2NB $12.00. FGar. Small dogs P.

NEWBURYPORT, MASS. Pop. 15,075. (Socony J-9) 41 Mi. N. of Boston.
1 Be sure to see the many interesting old homes here.

Hotel: Wolfe Tavern. Open May to Oct. Again I wish that space per-
mitted full description. As a friend told me, "It is the most interesting hotel
I have ever been in," and I am inclined to agree with her. Daniel Webster,
John Calhoun, and many other famous men have passed through its doors. An
inn since 1738. 50 rms. Meals. E. 2NB $3.00. 2WB $4.00 up. Gar. 50c.

NORTHAMPTON, MASS. Pop. 24,525. (Socony D-10) 9 Mi. N. of Spring-
field.
5 Associated with Calvin Coolidge and Smith College.

Hotel: Northampton. On King St. For years this city needed a fine
modern hotel. It now has it. Excellent. 125 rms., 100 WB. E. 2NB $4.00.
2WB $5.00. FPark. Small dogs P.

NORTH EASTHAM, MASS. (Socony L-ll) 2 Mi. N. of Eastham.
6 Cottages: Eastham Camps. 9 simple cottages. Clean, comfortable, and
satisfactory, but with no frills. Meals. E. 2NB $2.00. FPark. Pets P.

NORTHFIELD, MASS. Pop. 1,900. (Socony E-9) 20 Mi. N.E. of Greenfield.
10 The town made famous by Dwight Moody.

Hotel: The Northfield. 1 Mi. N. at E. Northfield. Attractive, well-man-
aged, and hospitable. 150 rms. A. For 2, about $10.00. FPark.

PIGEON COVE, MASS. (Socony K-9) 2 ML N. of Rockport.
.Z27 Hotel: Edward. Open May 15 to Oct. 15. Restricted clientele. Once
again we have one of the old and well-known resort hotels on the North Shore.
70 guests. A. 2NB $11.00. 2WB $12.00. E. For 2, $5.00. FPark. No pets.

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PITTSFIELD, MASS. Pop. 47,516. (Socony C-10) 150 Mi. N.E. of New
York City.
7 General Electric Co. Winter sports. Very fine music.

Hotel: Wendell. An old hotel but under the management of Napoleon
Campbell, it has become one of the best-liked hotels in this section. 330 rms,,
280 WB. E. 2NB $4.00. 2WB $5.00. Gar. 75c. Small dogs P.

Note: Down the street is the South Street Inn, E. 2WB $5.00.
2 modest quiet guest houses are Clinton Hall and White Tree
Inn, which are homelike and pleasant. E. For 2, around $3.00.

PLYMOUTH, MASS. Pop. 13,183. (Socony K-ll) 44 Mi. S.E. of Boston.

44 Hotel: Mayflower. 7 Mi. S. Open May 28 to Sept. 20. On high point of
land commanding a magnificent view. 100 acres of grounds. Swimming pool,
golf, and all such things. 100 rms. From E. 2NB $5.00 to A. 2WB $16.00 up.
ModA. For 2, $12.00-$14.00. FPark. Gar. 75c.

PROVINCETOWN, MASS. Pop. 4,071. (Socony L-ll) 80 Mi. E. of Plym-
outh.
6 "You either love or hate Provincetown."

Inn: Colonial. 586 Commercial St. Open June 15 to Sept. 15. Restricted
clientele. Just across the road from the bay with no obstruction to its view.
A place of dignity and charm. Has 16 guest rms. Bkfst. E. 2NB $4.00.
2WB $6.00. FPark. Pets P.

Inn: Red Inn. 15 Commercial St. Open May 28 to Sept. 28. Restricted
clientele. The guests of Miss Wilson say her place is de luxe. She says
that it is too simple and homelike to be that. Maybe you can settle the argu-
ment. Built in 1805. One of the pleasantest places along the coast. Open
wood fires. 17 guests. ModA. For 2, $12.00. Gar. 75c.

Cottages: Day's. Open May 1 to Oct. 15. 13 simple cottages on the
beach. Usually full in the summer. No meals. E. 2NB $3.00. FPark.
Pets P.

Cottages: East Harbor. 2 Mi. E. Open May 1 to Nov. 1. 6 new natty
white cottages on a private beach. Maid service. Each cottage has living
rm., 2 bedrooms., kitchenette and WB. Electrically equipped. Recommended.
E. 2WB $5.00-$10.00. FPark. Pets P.

Summer Cottages: Kalmar Village. 2 Mi. E. Open May 1 to Oct. 1.
8 trim Cape Cod cottages, all equipped so that you walk in and start opening
cans. All rms. WB. Fireplaces. Maid service. E. 2WB $5.00-$10.00. FPark.
Pets P.

ROCKPORT, MASS. Pop. 3,630. (Socony K-9) 5 Mi. N. of Gloucester.
127 Out on Cape Ann where the artists flock.

Guest House: House of Irwin. 2 King St. Open June to Oct. Excel-
lently managed in a hospitable manner by Mr. and Mrs. Irwin. 14 guests.
Bkfst, E. 2NB $2.00-$3.00. FPark. Pets P.

Guest House : Mrs. C. H. Rogers. 23 Granite St. Open May to Oct. A
modern New England home for 14 guests. Bkfst. E. 2JMB $2.00-12.50.
FPark.

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SALEM, MASS. Pop. 43,472. (Socony J-9) 20 ML N.E. of Boston.
1A House of Seven Gables, Witches, Court House.

Hotel: Hawthorne. Modern, first-class, giving everything expected in a
fine hotel. 140 rms., 85 WB. E. 2NB $4,00. 2WB $5.00. Gar. 75c. Small
dogs P.

Guest House: Cook-Oliver. 142 Federal St. Open June 1 to Oct. 1.
Restricted clientele. Aside from other reasons, it is a privilege and a pleasure
to visit these fine old houses. This was designed by Mclntire and is almost a
museum piece, yet it has modern comforts. 14 guests. No meals. E. 2NB
$2.00-$3.00. FPark. Small dogs P.

Guest House: Hathaway House. On the grounds of the House of Seven
Gables. 54 Turner St. Open June 15 to Oct. 1. Again, we have a home that
should be visited for its historic interest alone, and yet has pleasant rm.
for 40 guests. Meals. E. 2NB $2.00 up. 2WB $3.50. FPark. No pets.

SHEFFIELD, MASS. Pop. 1,810. (Socony C-ll) 6 Mi. S. of Great Bar-
ring ton.
7- Home of Walter Pritchard Eaton and other well-known people.

Inn: Sheffield. Main St. Restricted clientele. A peaceful place set back
from the road with large verandas and nice grounds. 35 rms. A. For 2.
$8.00-112.00. Also ModA. FPark. Small dogs P.

SOUTH EGREMONT, MASS. Pop. 1,730. (Socony B-ll) 4 Mi. S.W. of
Great Barrington.

17 Inn: Egremont. Open June to Sept. Restricted clientele. Recently over-
hauled and now so attractive that others might follow these lines. 35 rms., 12
WB. A. 2NB $9.00. WB $11.00. Also ModA. FPark.

Inn: Olde Egremont Tavern. Open Apr. to Nov. Restricted clientele.
An old bldg. that has been modernized just enough to make it comfortable.
6 rms., none WB. A. 2NB $10.00. FPark.

Guest House: Twin Pines Inn. Restricted clientele. This fine old col-
onial structure has a hospitality and comforts that will be pleasantly remem-
bered. 16 guests. Meals. E. 2NB $3.00. 2WB $4.00. FPark. Small dogs P.

SOUTH HADLEY, MASS. Pop. 6,838. (Socony E-10) 4 Mi. N.E. of Holyoke.
63 -Guest House: The Bookshop Inn. On College St. How these old New
England homes do fit their surroundings! This is typical. 9 guests. E. 2NB
$4.00. 2WB $5.00. FPark. Pets P.

SOUTH HARWICH, MASS. (Socony L-12) 6 Mi. W. of Chatham.
28 Guest House: The Rose Bowl. Open May 28 to Oct. 20. Restricted
clientele. Here is a charming place "putting up" 18 guests in main house and
2 cottages. Spacious yard and pine grove. For 2, $4.00 inc. Bkfst. FPark.
Pets P.

SOUTH SANDWICH, MASS. (Socony K-12) 8 Mi. N.W. of Barnstable.
6 Guest House: The Turkey Farm. Restricted clientele. On an 80-acre
farm with a ^4-Mi. frontage on Lawrence Pond. Home of Mr. and Mrs. Wright.
4 guest rms. A. 2NB $10.00. Also E. FPark. No pets.

SOUTHWICK, MASS. Pop. 1,540. (Socony D-ll) 5 Mi. S. of ITestfield.
202 Guest House: Village Farm. Restricted clientele. Mrs. Stanley now
has 3 guest rms. Meals. E. 2NB $2.00-$3.00. FPark. Small pets P.

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SOUTH YARMOUTH, MASS. (Socony L-12) 80 Mi. S.E. of Boston.

28 Guest House: Larboard Lee. On Pleasant St. Restricted clientele. A
typical Cape Cod home having 3 guest rms. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis have only
recently opened their home for guests. Bkfst. E. 2NB $3.00. FPark.

Guest House: Salt Boxes. Restricted clientele. "A Salt Box" is a lovely,
2 rm. modern cottage with fireplace and WB. Private bathing beach. Un-
usual and nice. Mrs. Ruth Boardman, owner. Meals. E. For 2, $4.00-$5.00
up. FPark.

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Pop. 150,000. (Socony E-ll) 86 Mi. W. of Boston.

5 & 20 Hotel: Highland. On Hillman St. ACond. One of those hotels which
through good management has become so popular that travelers go extra miles
to reach. 100 rms. E. 2NB $2.50 up. 2WB $4.00 up. Gar. 75c. Small
pets P.

Hotel: Kimball. A fine, fireproof hotel of 400 rms., 300 WB. Every cour-
tesy and comfort. E. 2NB $4.00. 2WB $5.00. Gar. 75c. Pets P.

STOCKBRIDGE, MASS. Pop. 1,921 (Socony G-10) 13 Mi. S. of Pittsfield.

7 One of the most beautiful towns in New England. Magnificent trees, no glar-
ing signs, gravel walks, fine old homes set back in gardens. Berkshire Play-
ers here in summer. Old Mission House.

Hotel: Heaton Hall. On Prospect Hill. Open June 15 to Oct 15. Re-
stricted clientele. Same ownership as the Red Lion and about the same size.
Small golf course. 85 rms. A. 2NB $12.00. 2WB $14.00 up. Also ModA.
FPark. Small pets P.

Inn: Red Lion. Open Apr. 15 to Nov. 1. Restricted clientele. Just a
rambling, pleasantly comfortable old inn, with spacious porches and rocking
chairs, where the Treadways make you welcome. Magnificent collection of
old china, jugs, and teapots. 125 rms., 90 WB. A. 2NB $12.00 up. 2WB
$14.00 up. Also ModA. Gar. $1.00.

Guest House: Beatrice Lennon. Main and Elm St. Restricted clientele.
Antiques "populate" this home set back from the road amid the trees. 7
guests. Meals. For 2, $5.00 up incl. Bkfst. FPark. No pets.

Guest House: The Martin. Restricted clientele. I wish there were a
name for this type of place. Actually it is a boarding house of the super de
luxe class. Formerly an old estate, now 16 guests are surrounded with every-
thing they can wish. Prices are high but you do get FPark.

STURBRIDGE, MASS. (Socony F-ll) 20 ML S. of Worcester.

131- -Inn: The Publick House. Restricted clientele. Modern for this country,
being a mere 167 yrs. old. Through all these years, it has been kept simple and
fine. A pleasure to see even if you cannot stay. 14 guests. Meals. E. 2WB
$5.00 up. FPark.

SWAMPSCOTT, MASS. Pop. 10,480. (Socony J-10) 4 Mi. E. of Lynn.

I A Hotel: New Ocean House. Open May to Oct. Restricted clientele. This
hotel, modern and fine, is not much like the first Ocean House in which I
stayed about 1900. Today there is nothing that anyone could complain
about. 300 rms., all either WB or CB. A. For 2, $15.00 up. Also ModA.
FPark. Gar. $1.00. Small pets P.

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WELLESLEY, MASS. Pop. 13,376. (Socony H-10) 15 Mi. W. of Boston.
135 Home of Wellesley College.

Inn: Wellesley. Architecture slightly reminiscent of the South welcome*
you to its many comfortable rms. 65 guests. E. 2NB $4.00. 2WB $5.00.
FPark. Pets P.

Guest House: Wellesley. 9 Abbott St. Less than a block from tl
College. 14 guests will find a homelike atmosphere here in this quiet, Nei
England home. No meals. E. 2NB $4.00. 2WB $5.00. FPark.

WELLFLEET, MASS. Pop. 948. (Socony L-12) 14 Mi. S. of Provlncetoiv?
6 On the sand dunes. Site of Marconi's first wireless station.

Inn: Holden. Open May 15 to Oct. 15. Restricted clientele. Touring Ne\
England is pleasant, for though the lodging places change, there is much oi
interest in each besides the rm. in which you sleep. Here is another old inn.
comfortable but not elaborate. 32 rms. E. 2NB $5.00. 2WB $6.00. Also
A. and ModA. FPark. Gar. $2.00.

Inn: Holiday House. Actually this comprises 5 separate bldgs., containing
in addition to the guest rms., many living rms. All are famous homes. 70
guests. A. For 2, $9.00-$12.00. FPark. ~Gar. 50c. Pets P.

WEST HARWICH, MASS. (Socony L-12) 83 Mi. S.E. of Boston.

28 Inn: The Old Chase House. Open June 15 to Sept. 15. Restricted clien-
tele. Many of these are so charming that it is hard to pick a favorite. Maybe
you can do so. 230 yrs. of hospitality are behind this beautiful inn. Still
better, it has modern comforts. 8 rms. Meals. E. 2NB $5.00. FPark.

WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. Pop. 4,272. (Socony C-9) 23 Mi. N. of Pitts-
field.

7 Hotel: Williams Inn. Restricted clientele. A low, rambling, charming inn
where, I think, Mr. L. G. Treadway made his reputation. 75 rms., 50 WB.
E. 2NB $4.00. 2WB $5.00. Also A. FPark.

Inn: Forget-Me-Not. On Main St. Knowing Mrs. Van Etten, the owner.
I can assure you that you will be well pleased here. 10 guests, but extra rms.
in several homes are available. Meals. E. For 2, $3.00 up. FPark. No pets.

Guest House: Maple Terrace. 83 Main St. The home of Mrs. Halfacre.
New England house near the Campus. 12 guests. No meals. E. 2NB $2.00.
FPark. No pets.

Guest House: Swiss Meadows. 7 Mi. S. on Rt. 43. Open June 15 to
Nov. 1. Off the paved hwy. on a country road which adds to the attractive-
ness of this old-time farmhouse and Swiss chalet. 20 guests. Meals. For 2,
NB $6.00 incl. Bkfst. FPark.

Guest House: Mrs. Charles Tefft. 153 Main St. A quiet city home for
a few guests. No meals. E. 2NB $3.00. FPark. Pets P.

WINCHENDON, MASS. Pop. 6,603. (Socony F-9) 17 ML N.W. of Fitch-
burg.

202 Hotel: Toy Town Tavern. Open May 15 to Nov. 18. Restricted clientele.
For many years, Mr. L. G. Treadway has supervised this small gay inn. One
of the most popular in this section. 55 rms. A. 2NB $11.00. 2WB $12.00
up. FPark.

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WORCESTER, MASS. Pop. 195,000. (Socony F-10) 42 ML W. of Boston.
122 Hotel: Bancroft. A city hotel of the usual type. 500 rms., 400 WB. E.
2NB $4.00. 2WB $5.00. Gar. 75c. Pets P.

WORONOCO, MASS. (Socony D-ll) 5 Mi. N.W. of Westfield.
]Q Inn: Strathmore. Owned and supervised by the Strathmore Paper Co.
Although small, this is a delightful place to stop for the night or longer. 20
guests. From E. 2NB $3.00 to A. 2WB $10.00. FPark. Pets P.

YARMOUTH, MASS. (Socony L-12) 8 Mi. E. of Barnstable.
-Inn: Capt. Bangs Hallet House. At Yarmouthport 2 Mi. W. Open June
15 to Sept. 15. Old house, old furnishings, old hospitality. Modern beds,
plumbing, and comfort. A fine combination. 15 guests rms. Meals. E.
2NB $3.00. 2WB $5.00. FPark.

Guest House: Sunnylea. At Yarmouthport. Open June 1 to Oct. 1. The
home of Miss Florentine Walters. Beautiful house of Georgian architecture.
5 guests rms. No meals. E. 2NB $4.00. 2WB $5.00-$6.00. FPark. No pets.

Cottages: Seaside Village. On South Shore Rd. at South Yarmouth.
Open May 15 to Oct. 15. This being the last listing under the state, I am glad
that I can recommend these 34 cottages set among the pines. All are WT,
many WB. Some kitchenettes. Meals. E. For 2, $3.00-$8.00. FPark. No
pets.






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LAND OF ROMANCE, BEAUTIFUL SCENERY, PLEASANT PEOPLE,
ALLURING DAYS OF PLEASURE AND RELAXATION. . . .

The following information, gathered during my December, 1939, visit is the
personal opinion and observation of the writer who alone assumes respon
sibility but assures the reader all recommendations are without favor and foi
your best observance.

TOM R. WILSON, Manager, Beacon Tavern, Barstow, California.



MOTORING TO MEXICO CITY:

PAN AMERICAN HIGHWAY, 760 miles, all paved, in excel-
lent condition. Your port of entry is from Laredo, Texas.

Before you leave home be certain to secure Certificate of
Ownership for your automobile, carry it with you, as it must be
produced when getting Automobile Permit. Carry American Ex-
press Traveler Checks, as they are the best known and are
more easily cashed, especially in the smaller towns in case of
need.

Plan to arrive in Loredo during the afternoon or evening.
Next morning visit the A.M. A. (Asociacion Mexicana Automo-
vilistica) office around the corner from the Hotel Hamilton,
where you will find a well-trained staff who will attend to all your
entry needs, as follows: A tourist card for each person, an Auto-
mobile Permit, and I urgently advise COMPLETE AUTOMO-
BILE INSURANCE for each day of your planned stay in Mexico.
Rates are from 50c per day for small cars to $1.50 for the larger
and expensive makes and will save you much annoyance in case
of accident or car trouble. Change $10.00 for each person into
Mexican currency.

Leave Laredo not later than noon. At the Mexican Customs,
across Laredo Bridge, you must unload all baggage for inspec-
tion, after which all bags are sealed or marked and should not
be defaced or broken as there are two inspection stations be-
tween Laredo and Monterrey where you must show your papers
and if asked allow second inspection of seals and marks.
PLEASE REMEMBER, you are now in Mexico, another man's
country, where customs may be strange to you but perfectly
proper to the natives. You will always find English speaking
people in all the Highway Towns and during all my visits,
NEVER, has there been a time when I was not treated with
greatest consideration and courtesy, and in case of trouble a
helping hand was always ready. In spite of many stories, lately
printed, gasoline filling station employees were always on the
job, my tires checked, windshield wiped, and oil and water
markers looked at, and many of the stations are new and mod-

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ern. We now leave Laredo and following Marker Mexico 1,
start for Monterrey 146 miles ahead. You will love this coun-
try and enjoy every minute of your visit. The following towns
and places of lodging are listed in proper order as you go to-
ward Mexico City.

BE CONSIDERATE BE PATIENT DRIVE CAREFULLY



Hotel and Court rates are not given. Two persons in most courts will be
from 6.00 pesos. In Highway Hotels 8.00 pesos, while the average cost for
twin beds in the average hotel will be from 12.00 to 15.00 pesos. Ask their
rates when you register.

1 kilometer is 0.62 of a mile.

17 kilometers is about 10 Vi! miles.

1 liter is 0.26 of a gallon.

1 gallon is 3.79 liters.

To convert kilometers into miles, divide by two and add 25%
Thus, 40 kilometers would be 20 plus 5, or 25 miles.

SABINAS HIDALGO. 83 Mi.

Small town, where you will find Powers Cafe, Cabins and Curio store. Ex-
cellent food.

MONTERREY. 63 ML Total 146.

Second or third largest city. Many industries. Well maintained streets.

Three good hotels: Colonial, 34 rooms with 45 building. Monterrey,
largest and new. Ancira, old and mellow, with charm unspoiled by modern
conveniences.

At the Colonial, under the excellent management of Tony Malo, you will
receive every consideration and attention and should be most comfortable.

Regina Courts. 40 units right side of highway as you enter the town.
All rooms have tub or shower.

La Silla Courts. 60 units, some with kitchenettes. The newest and most
up-to-date, with pleasing architecture. About one mile after passing through
town and crossing river.

LINARES. 81 Mi. Total 227.

Canada Courts. 10 units. Operated by Colin and Mrs. Hardwicke. New
in 1938. Comfortable rooms. Just off highway almost through town.

VICTORIA. 97 Mi. Total 324.

Hotel: Sierra Gorda. 90 rms. 25 ACool. Cafe, gar., elevator. Opened
1939 and you will find the best of hotel service under the able direction of
Enrique Benitez. French and American food.

Victoria Courts. Right side of road as you enter town. 20 units, tub
or shower.

EL MANTE (Villa Juarez). 85 Mi. Total 409.

Small town in center of heavy sugar cane country. Hotel Mante will offer
modern rms. WB. Has plain but clean cafe.

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VALLES. 61.6 Mi. Total 470.6.

Hotel: Casa Grande. 70 rms. WB. A modern hotel, all rms. outside built
around a large inside patio or court. Gar. for cars. DR. Ask for Tomas
Osuna. Ford Agency and service station in new, modern buildings just across
the highway. You should be pleased with all they have to offer.

Hotel: Valles. 50 rms., tiled baths. DR. Period furniture, good bds.

Palmas and Brick's Courts offer less expensive quarters for those who
wish them. Clean and comfortable.



TAMAZUNCHALE, (Tomas and Chale). 67.7 Mi. Total 538.3.

A town you will want to linger in. Sunday is market day, when mountain



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