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The Traveler's Notebook
Transportation Is Somewhat Irksome in Florida, But Racing Fans and 'Rest' Addicts Manage; Ybor City Restaurants Still CheafFand Excellent By JACK MURPHY. SARASOTA.—“Florida,” the vol uble tourist remarked to a healthy looking group of conferees gathered at the cocktail hour, "is a land where people sit and listen to their arteries harden.” Here, in this smart spa, the trav eler, however, will notice few tour ists who want to listen to even other tourists whether in smart cafes, swank beach club bars or over the clicking knitting needles at hotel piazzas or patios. The chief topic of conversation, usually the only topic, among the 125,000 now “resting” in Florida west coast resorts is how they will get to where they are going on a certain day and date. A surprisingly large number, in all seriousness, will tell you how important it is to them to be on hand for the Easter opening of Atlantic City. It is almost startling to see the thousands who apparently are unaffected by and aloof to the war going on all around their ears and eyes. From a beach caban, sun-dark ened men look lazily aloft as the sound of a burst of machine-gun fire rolls in from the distance. Miles away in the cloudless sky, fighter planes are diving at target. MIAMI.—Double file, the strag gling line forms around the post office as throngs wait to jam the buses to Hialeah, a parade that con tinues through the season at this horse track and breaks up once it closes. Some racing fans, of course, hang on for the Tropical Park meet, but not many, for Tropical means a mile walk from a bus line end. Fans are tired, too. And all of them remember mutteringly the day when somehow or other they failed to follow their hunch and put their money on El Dobbin wheif he came in and the mutuel registered a $289.85 win ticket. Marching in other lines are the denim-clad sailors on Biscayne boulevard and the soldiers at Miami Beach. Regarded if at all by the “restless class,” the serviceman is quickly put out of mind. Miami has lost its “magic city” charm yet still is a carnival town. It seems to pay hardly more atten tion to its tourist trade than New York City its million visitors a day. All the while as an air terminus, Miami is growing into a great city. * * * * TAMPA.—To the traveler it seems a city of tired shipyard workers, sun-baked under their work hel mets. Absenteeism can be under stood readily as one sees these men slump into trolley seats after a day of catching red-hot rivets in the glare of sea and sky. Ybor City is as ever—An approach through slums, built of the slums, yet service par excellence in its Spanish restaurants and prices in the same manner. * * * * To the fisherman—A Drum fish caught in the Manatee River so big a 10-pound slab is cut out of the side and cooked like a roast of veal. Same color flesh, too. To the hunter—The Nimrod who shot two wild turkeys in the Everglades carried them back strung around his shoulders—on his return had to be deloused, the cooties having quit the dead birds for the live hunter. Best meal on a three-week swing around the State for 75 cents— Fresh fruit cocktail, chowder, pom pano, cauliflower, yellow rice, pa RESORTS. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. r THt SENATOR SAYS \ e 1 Had Qo Your Bit V r frep up with a lew V \ her*. Comfortable \ AJ room and bath. Sea p \ water batbs. Relaxation deck*. \ U Music Concerts Nightly. Escape ft \ fuel problem. Live at the Senator. \ L) lueegoon Plan Dining Room ft \ M.SO to $1 iingle-57 to 511 double \ P 1102 Connecticut Ave. N.W. NA. I880C* MAttlSON COOK. Exccvttv* Mgr \ *IJISSS»^E£2^| VContinental Breakfast • CMPACE ON PftEMfSlS » y paye salad, deep dish apple pit—at the Manavlsta in Bradenton. Com from the hills—A moonshine whisky made from grapefruit mash. Tastes like grapefruit with a 10 ton wallop.' Made for personal use, of course. Black market—One gas station frankly asked us “with or without." With ration coupons, 22 cents the gallon; without, 30 cents. Drugstore—Webbs in St. Peters burg—includes a barber shop, a place where you can get your shoes half-soled, along with everything else. Citrus farm—Ninety rows of grapefruit trees, each row one mile long. Trailer camp—Trailers which won’t move for a year at least under the gasoline lid. Many Illinois, Indiana and other farmers wonder ing how they’ll get back for the spring planting. * * * * Crowded as are Florida’s rail lines, now that the ODT has rushed to the rescue with “refugee trains” North, this traveler unequivocally states that at no time are Florida trains jammed like the Pennsy Washington to New York and re turn■ RESORTS. ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. RE-OPENING Friday, March 10th . menu wuirr A • nvc Curran Investigating Bankruptcy Petition Withdrawn by Couple f ■ The office of United States At torney Edward M. Curran is investi gating, on the suggestion of the United States Court of Appeals, an unusual case in which a Washing ton man and his wife filed petitions of bankruptcy and later sought dis missal of the plea on the grounds they were solvent. The two—Maurice A. Gersing and Mrs. Estelle Gersing of the 3200 block erf Walbridge place N.W.— were listed, respectively, as operator of a rooming house and as manager of a boarding house. In the bank ruptcy schedules, Mr. Gersing listed liabilities of $30,00 and assets of about $2,500, while Mrs. Gersing specified liabilities of more than $20,000 and assets of approximately $2,400. The Court of Appeals opinion, stated in connection with its affirma tion of a District court decision denying the couple’s request for dis RESORTS. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. Yonr Favorite Atlantic City Hotel WILL RE-OPEN MARCH 2 5 T H Unior At Oiroaum of BENNETT E. TOUSLEY Cm%*ral Mmmagtr t Offering an all-new proa pect in smart and modern beachfront living. \ EUROPEAN PLAN I CALIFORNIA. mw la Hm maktef—far y The same year-round sun, peaceful deserts, in- 1 ■ s dolent beaches and adept peaks up near the sky. f All with a ttewmeaning ndw, dedicated toVictpry.w From green vaUe^ flow ii^ of orange juke, 1 to keep English children alive.. .oceans of gaso linefo;bombers, tokeepallcbiildren safe.Beaches * made fof plty now witness myriad Viaory Fleet launchings. Deserts echo the rumble of tanks, and rattle of guns, as our boys train for Viaory. Yes, a new Southern California in the making. You can’t see it now. You can, when the guns cease firing. Hasten that day. BUT WAR BONDS Buy, save.. .and mark some for Southern Califor nia. As you mark them, see what each will buy, after the war ... with this free, color folder to help you see and plan. Send for it now. This advertisement sponsored ty the Let Angelos County Board of Supervisors hints you a wartime message from the citizens of the County’s rich atricultural and industrial areas end of its famous V lilies —Beverly Hills Glendale. I Hollywood, Long Beach, Lot ■ Angeles. Pasadena. Pomona. Santa M Monica and 182 other communities. M All-Year Cluk ef Southern California, Dept 1 g-D 639 S. Hill St., Lot Angela* 14, California j Platte tend me information to help me plan a poatwai ▼mention in Lot Angelee County and Southern California. ffrttf * _ (Pleaao print name and addreeo) Copyright, 1944, by tbo All-Year Club oi Southern California, LM^-a non-proSt community organisation IHI^h missal of their bankruptcy applica tion, said the husband claimed he had.ben tricked,by an attorney into filing the petition in order to avoid payment of a judgment against him. Mrs. Gersing was quoted by the court as saying that an attorney, who later withdrew from the case, told her he knew a referee in bank ruptcy and would be able to clear up the matter favorably for her. The review court suggested the United States attorney look into the matter, and also that a copy of the record be sent to the Griev ance Committee of the court for its information. Justice D. Law rence Grdner added: "If they (the petitioners) were imposed upon by their .counsel, or If they knowingly connived with their counsel in the filing of false schedules, or if the whole matter RESORTS. POCONO MANOR, PA. r SKI, SKATE mnd TOBOGGAN ^ NEARBY Skiiu — excellent, skit! ng — grand Weather — dear, crisp, invigorating. Added pleaaures —ski-tow tobogganing on mile chute, iledding and deli doua tempting food Make reservations in advance. 1103 Connecticut Ave. N.W. NA. 1880 X [pOCONO 4&VUHOR J HUMAN V. YEAGER, Ganarel Manager POCONO MANOR, PA. was of their own procurement, the measure of guilt of all concerned should be determined • • D. C. Yellow Cab Company Upheld in $7,490 Tax Suit By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va„ Mar. 4.—The Fouth Circuit Court of Appeals to day affirmed a Judgment of the Federal District Court of Baltimore which granted recovery of (7,400.93 in Federal taxes to the Yellow Cab Co. of D. C., Inc. The appeal was brought by M. RESORTS. MIAMI BEACH. FLA. New. aanertly Modem, beautdid hr appointed. One block kern \ Lincoln Scad — central la ovary thing. And. keel at al). turytie kigly moderate ratec. Isslrittii tlilltllS Rates and lolder an request to Robert A Armstrong. Manager iauni mu n. naaiaa Hampton Maruder, collector of In ternal revenue for Maryland. The cab company bad. sought the re covery of Federal insurance contri bution taxes, and had charged that its relation with its drivers was that of lessor and leasee, not employer and employe. This was upheld both by the District Court and the Cir cuit Court. . RESORTS. LAKE WORTH, FLA. SIIL'F STREAM NtTEL Lake Worth, Fla. (Fata Baaab Anal Stm Aecegtint AprtL PUNTA OOEDA, FLA. HOTEL CHARLOTTE HARBOR Punto Gordo, Florida For restful and lnvltoratint sprint vacation, come to Hotel Charlotte Harbor on Florida's de lightful Oulf Coast. One of Florida's finest and lartest hotels.' Everythlnt you could desire in ae fimmodatlons. food and service. Finest flshlnt in Florida. Golf, tennis, other sports. American plan. r« Booklet or Keservatleoe Write or Wlro Floyd Alford, Jr., Manager / Translators Slate Meeting Installation of new officers will be a feature at the regular monthly meeting of the Society of Federal Translators to be held at S pan. tomorrow at the Thompson School, Twelfth and L streets N.W. Date for the organisation's annual dinner was set for March 31. \ *' \ • <* PLEASING TO YOLR BEST BEAL! 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