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going to honor th's little town it's
called "The Pass" for short and in
wo hours I was at my destination.
t is "half way" between Mobile and
Jew Orleans, 35 miles from either
AIL along the line from New Or
gans the train skirted the shores of
he gulf, occasionally gliding through
' swamp or marsn. inere are aoout
i dozen tittle summer vacation towns
an route to the Pass. ' '
The scenery, of course, 'was un
usual -and typical of the South. Big
palm and pecan trees covered with
moss, stubby palms by the hundreds
in swamns just the kind of "alli
gator' holes" you read about and see
in railroad catalogues!
Arriving at the Pass, I saw a little
depot facing a paved street Several
four-story hotels within a stone's
throw of the station and two blocks
down the street was the beach and a
countless number of private piers. At
a hig pier were several schooners re
turning from trips after shrimps in
That s what President Wilson will
The Herndon home, where the
president will stay during his Christ
mas vacation, is about half a mile
from the depot. It is located half a
block or so from the edge of the gulf,
and a big row of cedar trees hides it
1 Half a dozen negro servants were
bsy making the place ready for the
president when I arrived.
With double entrances, big white
pillars and a wide gallery facing the
gulf, the "winter white house" is
ideal. Entering, you find a big hall
way. Rooms are on either side. To
the left is a big, old-time drawing
room. The thing that caught my eye
first was a big fireplace.
The dining-room, all in white, is
off the drawing-room. Big folding
doors separate them. On the other
side of the hallway are the big sleeping-rooms.
Three windows to each
one of them, and when you open even
one you get a tame gale from the
The golf course, where the presi
dent will spend a large part of his
time, is two blocks away. It is owned
by the country club, composed of
New Orleans men who own homes at
The Pass. On either side of the links
are woods pine, pecan and walnut
A dozen secret service men have
already established a 300-yard dead
line about the Herndon house. Dur
ing the president's visit he will be
able to go sailing or motor-boating.
The Gypsy, a trim machine sloop,
has been placed at his disposal and a
fast motor boat also is tied at the
end of the pier. He will be able to
make little side trips into the count
less lagons and bayous.
There is good fishing any place
along the coast red fish, cats,
DAILY VACATION PROGRAM
Will get up at 7 o'clock, slip into a bathing suit and run out to the
200-foot pier Splunk!
The water's fine!
After a rubdown, will dress for breakfast at 8:30. .
Ten o'clock, golf on the County Club links, two squares away. .
One o'clock, a luncheon.
Two to four-thirty Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z!!
Six o'clock, dinner candied yams, Creole gumbo, chicken and '
Seven-thirty to 9, reading before a big log fire.
Rather strenuous day!
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