Lake Louise's Beauty
Known to White Man
Only Since 1882
Chateau and Hostels
Now Serve Visitors as
Early Chalet Is Outgrown
BANFF, July 6.—Among the
places in Canada which perpetu
ate the names of members of the
British royal family, perhaps lone
is more beautiful than that which
bears the name of Princess Louise,
Duchess of Argyll, first royal chate
laine at Rideau Hall, Ottawa.
Lovely Lake Louise, in the Ca
nadian Rockies, was called ‘'Lake
of the Little Fishes” by the Indians.
This name, however, did not pos
sess the descriptive quality which is
characteristic of most Indian place
names in Canada, for when the lake
was discovered by Tom Wilson of
Banff in 1882, it was found to be
teeming with trout. Mr. Wilson
promptly renamed it Emerald Lake
because of its marvelous coloring,
which is always changing, sweeping
the whole gamut of blue, green,
amethyst and violet, undershot by
varying tones of green and gold as
if some magician were mixing col
ors in its magic bowl. But it bore
the name Emerald only until 1884.
when it W’as renamed in honor of
Indians Led Way.
The story of the discovery of Lake
Louise is a romantic chapter in the
history of the opening up of the
Canadian Rockies. Mr. Wilson, a
noted western guide, had pitched his
tent near an Indian camp, and dur
ing the night was aroused by the
sound of an avalanche some dis
tance away. The Indians told him
It was the sound of thunder “from
the Big Snow Mountain above the
Lake of Little Fishes.” The next
day one of the Indians agreed to
show Mr. Wilson this lake, and the
wonder of it left him almost breath
less. The Indian told him there
were other lakes higher up the
mountains and that one of these
was called “The Goats' Looking
Glass” because Rocky Mountain
goats came there to “comb their |
beards.” This would be one of the ;
“Lakes in the Clouds.” probably Mir
ror Lake, which nestle high up the
mountain side over 6.800 feet above
sea level. These little lakes are
among the finest examples of cirque
lakes in the Rocky Mountains and
lie actually above the clouds.
Lake Louise is some 40 miles west
of Banff, in the Province of Alber
ta, which province also bears one of j
the Christian names of Princess
Resort Springs lip.
For several years after the dis
covery of Lake Louise, a small cha
let housed a few guests who visited
that part of the Canadian Rockies,
but as the fame of its beauty spread.!
accommodation was extended, cul
minating in the erection of the Cha
teau Lake Louise and several other
Moraine Lake, in the majestic
“Valley of the Ten Peaks.” lies
about eight miles to the south.
Along the north shore of this lake
stands a huge semi-circle of frown
ing mountains known as the Ten
Peaks, which originally were given
the names of the 10 numerals of
the Stony Indian language.
Wild life is abundant in this re
gion, and includes big game such
as Bighorn sheep. Rocky Mountain
goat, deer, elk, moose, black and
brown bear, as well as numerous
smaller animals. Birds, too, are
plentiful, and some 500 varieties of
wild flowers await the nature lover .
(in colorful profusion on the slopes j
of the mountains.
Miss America Pageant
To Open September 2
ATLANTIC CITY, July 6.—Fifty
five girls are expected to compete
in the national finals of the Miss
America Pageant here Labor Day to
There have been few changes in
pageant rules. Girls must be Amer
. lean citizens of the white race, be
tween 13 and 28 years of age, pos
sessing beauty, charm and a degree
of talent. No girl is eligible who is
or has been married.
The girls will assemble at Phila
delphia Sunday, September 1, for
registration and final instructions.
A special train will make the trip
to the shore the following day. There
they will witness the arrival of King
Neptune and flag-raising ceremonies i
officially opening Pageant Week. In
the evening there will be a fireworks
display at sea and a bugle and drum
corps contest, at the convention hall.
One hundred gaily decorated floats
accompanied by 20 bands will escort
the girls in the American beauty I
parade September 3. The annual
Variety Club banquet will be held
at the Hotel Traymore in the eve- ;
ning and will be followed by a Mardi
Gras, with several bands to provide I
music for dancing along the Board- 1
The convention hall will be the
acene of three preliminary judgings
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
evenings. Contestants will be Viewed j
In evening gowns and bathing suits ;
end will demonstrate various talent, j
Judges will select Miss America 1940
Saturday and she will be crowned
et a coronation ball at midnight,
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QUEBEC CONTRASTS—The narrow streets of Lower Town, in
Old Quebec City, bring back memories of the days of early set
tlers when Canada was ruled by the King of France. Here are
the old and the new—narrow streets fringed with telephone
and telegraph wires and on the height above the modern
Chateau Frontenac, known to thousands of travelers as an ,
outstanding Canadian hotel.
Puerto Rico Air Services
Now Speed Vacationists
SAN JUAN, July 6.—Though trop
ical Puerto Rico has a network
of hard-surfaced highways, some of
which were hewn out of mountain
sides many years ago by Spanish
colonists, the Caribbean island now
is adopting air travel on a broad
Most popular air route within the
island is that from San Juan, the
capital, to Ponce, historic Spanish
city on the south coast. Over the
old military highway autos must
travel nearly 90 miles to cover a
beeline distance of 40 miles, because
of the rugged terrain and the many
streams the road must cross. Careful
motorists require three hours or
more for the ride, but modern cabin
planes cover the distance in a mere
25 minutes. Many visitors arrange
to travel one way by automobile
and then return by plane.
Other airplane services connect
San Juan with Mayaguez. a west
coast city, and with the Virgin
Islands, only 40 miles distant. Tour
ists who come for the famous deep
sea fishing can reach the best fish
ing grounds at nearby Mona Island
in a few minutes in a special plane
operated for that purpose by the
government of Puerto Rico.
Planes also are becoming increas
ingly popular for travel to and
BANFF... LAKE LOUISE . . . two
world-famed resorts in magnificent
Canadian Rockies. Banff Springs Hotel
. . . Chateau Lake Louise. Swim, golf,
fish, ride, l#ite skyline trails, rest or enjoy
gay social life. Ask about all-expense
COLUMBIA ICEFIELD HIGHWAY... j
Fringed by forests and flanked by Alpine
peaks and vast glaciers. Spectacular tours
from Lake Louise to the Columbia Icefield
and return in big. comfortable busses
ALASKA.. . and the Yukon.. .an inspiring
2000-mile cruise on Princess liner along
sheltered Inside Passage. Go ... for the
fun . . . the scenery or the rest. 9-day
“Princess Cruises" from $105. Special
11-day “Princess Cruises" from $125.
Fares are from Vancouver, Victoria
or Seattle and include meals and
berth except at Skaiway.
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Low rail fares to or from Pacific Northwest and
California via Banff and Canadian Rockies on
Canadian Pacific through transcontinental
air-conditioned trains. Between Vancouver and
Seattle, 165-mile Princess liner cruise with stop
at evergreen Victoria included on your ticket.
Set Your Travel A tent or
114th & New York Ave. N.W.
Wosh., D. C. Phone National 4235
from Puerto Rico. There now are
four round trips weekly to Miami, i
Fla., with stops in Cuba. Haiti and
the Dominican Republic, and a new
twice-a-week stratosphere service to
South America has been announced.
Visitors to Bermuda keep up with'
the news by reading Hamilton's two
daily papers, the Royal Gazette and
Colonist Daily and the Mid-Ocean.
MONTANA RANCH TRIP.
July 21-Sept.2 Harvard grad, and law
student wants *» guests for scenic and
thrilling camping ranching experience
in Rockies. Owns 610-acre ranch.
Horses. pack trips, rodeo, fishing,
swimming, excursions, etc. Auto trip
West in 1910 station wagon. See
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Leave Baltimore every Friday, 6:15 P.M.,
E.S.T. Return to Baltimore 6:30 A.M.
FARE INCLUDES ROOM and
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(Dinner Friday to breakfast Monday)
The boat it your hotel from Friday to
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at all hours, no axtra cost.
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FISHING FROM STEAMER
Cruise of the Chesapeake Bay, York River
and Virginia Seacoast. Steamer stopping
Yorktown (affording dn opportunity to
visit Colonial Williamsburg if desired) and
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The Traveler's Notebook
Tales the Tourist Picks Up; Japan's
Rip Van Winkle and the Ghost Girl
Who Turn a Ship to Stope
By JACQUES FUTRELLE, JR.,
Washington Irving’s Rip Van
Winkle has his counterpart in many
parts of the world, but in Japan
one can visit what the Nipponese
fondly tell their children is the
grave of the parents of Rip’s an
cient predecessor, Urashima-taro.
In Yokahama. near Rempo-ji
Temple, is an old stone pagoda.
Here, the traveler is told, lie buried
the mother and father of Urashima,
a character known to all Japanese.
For centuries they have heard of
the kind-hearted fisherman and
his adventure with a strange turtle.
Legend says Urashima was born at
Miura, near Yokoshuka, and that
one day he saw some boys tor
menting a turtle. He purchased it
and set it free. Later the fisherman,
walking along the beach, saw a huge
tortoise rise from the sea and offer
a ride upon his back. Urashima
was carried beneath the waters to
the realm of the dragon king.
As he started to return to land,
after a visit of three years in the
magnificent palace, the princess
handed Urashima a casket, with the
stern warning not to open it. Back
in the village, the fisherman found
everything strange. None knew
him and he recognized no one. Per
haps, he reasoned, the secret to the
situation lay in the casket. And he
Smoke rase from the box, and
Urashima-tarp suddenly aged. Well
he might have been old. for Ura
shima had left his home in the 22d
year (487 A. D.) of the reign of Em
peror Yliryaku and he opened the
mystic casket in the reign of Em
peror Junna, in 825 A. D.
Delightfully terrifying are the
tales the traveler hears in Canada's
Gaspe region—if only he pauses to
listen. The “quickie” tourist with a
time-crowding itinerary would hard
ly stop by the water front or on the
farm long enough to strike up more
than a nodding acquaintance with
some native who, living close to a
nature that is at times benevolent
and at other times harrowing, knows
the supernatural almost, but not
quite, at first hand. And he tells
about it with shuddering impressive
There is the yarn of the stalwart
pair that challenged Satan to a
on the v
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drink and were found drowned
with “claw marks on their throats.”
An extra hour at Barachois might
evoke the tale. Or at Petite Vallee
one picks up the story of taunting
Rose Latulippe, who danced with
the devil, the reckless event color
ing her life; at l’Echourie, of the
wails of the mother and child and
the hollow voice that moans, “You
have dragged me from my grave”;
at St. George de la Malbaie, of t.he
ghostly white hound. They are
worth a pause.
Legend has it that the thousands
of sea birds that find sanctuary on
Perce Rock, near the town of Gaspe,
never aljght on a slender pillar of
stone near by that has the appear
ance of a schooner under sail. And
thereby hangs another tale;
A young French girl, Blanche de
Beaumont, happily approached the
shores of Canada to rejoin her fiance
and marry him in Quebec. But
pirates seized the ship, capturing
her and taking her aboard their
vessel. Fearful, she threw herself
into the sea. That night, when the
pirate ship neared Perce Rock, her
ghost appeared from the waters,
uttering a curse that turned the
captain, the crew and the vessel to
It is known as the “ghost ship”
* * * *
Highlights of Southern California's
events in July:
To September 15—Summer polo
season, Santa Barbara Match games
at Fleischmann Field every Sunday.
To September 6—Summer garden
tours, Santa Barbara. Private gar
dens of Santa Barbara and Monte
cito open to visitors every Friday.
July 9-August 30—Symphonies
under the stars, Hollywood Bowl. Los
Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
July 13, 14—Balboa Bay Regatta,
Balboa Yacht Club.
July 16—171st anniversary dedi
cation Mission San Diego de Alcala.
July 18-21—California Rodeo. Sa
linas. Rodeo Association of America
July 20—Tournament of Lights,'
July 19-21—Western Open Tour
nament, Lake Park, Huntington
July 21—Dog show, Hope Ranch
Park, Santa Barbara. One thousand
entries from all parts of Nation.
July 23-28—Coronado Horse Show,
July 28—Annual ‘‘Plight of the
Snowbirds,” Newport Balboa.
July 24-28—Santa Barbara County
Fair and Horse Show, Fairgrounds,
Santa Maria. Attracts 30,000. Horse
show nightly; one of outstanding
horse show programs on California
Circuit. Vaudeville twice daily.
Livestock parade Friday. Auto races
Saturday and Sunday.
July 30-August 4—Santa Barbara
fair and horse show. Pershing Park.
Santa Barbara. Staged under Amer
ican Horse Shows Association rules.
Attracts society horsemen from all
parts of Nation. One hundred classes.
Flower show. Citrus and farm ex
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pert to study the financial legisla
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Speed Limit Is Raised
In Quebec Province
QUEBEC, July 6.—Fifty miles an
hour on Quebec's hard-surfaced
roads is the new speed limit an
nounced by the provincial govern
Accompanying the announcement
of the speed limit, which formerly
was 30 miles per hour, were the fol
lowing warnings issued by Honorable
T. D. Bouchard, minister of roads:
Any speed or imprudent action sus
ceptible of endangering life or prop
erty is prohibited on al. roads of the
Washington to New York by
roil. New York to Texas by
sea. Return all-rail to Wash
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province; unreasonable speed on
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roads having dwellings or establish
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an hour on mountain roads or gravel
is prohibited; it is forbidden to pass
on a curve or on a road with a pro
The new law is effective imme
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