Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 136, Ed. 1 Monday, June 9, 1952 Page: 4 of 4
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AMERICAN—MONDAY, JUNE 9.1952
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DC 30 Paris
<U.B Pari* Bureau
By ROBERT AHIER
Maybe it'* the food and wine, or
mnjrbe the 140 night clubs, the
foillies bergere and the girls. It
WOW be _the Eiffel Tower, the
Champa Elysees, the Louvre or
whatever it is, the "City of
again is enacting its role
m the number .one-tourist beacon
tor the world.
More foreign tourists will visit
Paris and France this year than
any other place in the world.
Last year, ;i,2tw>,(MH> foreigners
came to Paris. This year, three
year. thrre-and-a-'i; lf -million are
expected with two-thirds of them
due in the late spring and summer.
Tourism is France's biggest "'ex-
port'* industry, earning more for-
eign currency than any other.
it meant a windfall of
125 billion francs, or :i£>♦> million-
dollars for its citizens. And this
year the income is expected to in-
crease by about 70 million dollars.
The government sees little of
this foreign currency. Barely half
is cashed legally while the re-
mainder goes through the blatji
Statistics says the Eiffel Tow-r is
Paris' top attraction—1,137,000
foreigners visited it last year,
About a million went to nearby
Versailles to see the fading splen-
dors of a long past age.
But no Frenchman believes these
marvels are what really draw the
600,000 Americans, 750,000 Bel-
rial)*, lir>,lMm Get-mans, fin. ism
Spaniards, 3O.0OO Dutch, 200.000
Scandinavians, 500,000 Swiss, 200,-
000 Italians, and 300,IHM) English-
men to France.
Tto shot-kingly r,u<ie shows, the
ttntless good restaurants, the
champagne and fine cognacs, thf
cafes with randy-striped awninigs
and the hordes , f excitnigly dress-
ed and perfumed women,—these
are what bring tourists to Paris.
Outside Paris there is the sun-
splashed Riviera, the Loire River
Taltey, Britanny and Normandy
Tanks Are Ready
(By UNITED PRESS>
Allied <lenerai J;imes V.in Fleet
says the enemy will !>■■ "soundly
defeated," if it tries to launch a
new offensive. The Eighth Army
Commander told newsmen hi -
troops were "ready, alert ;iri«l fit"
and their morale is a hish they al-
most wish the Reds would att .ck.
The same jr<ws if the Reds
should try to invade the Chinese
Nationalist stronghold on Formosa.
Vice Admiral Joseph Clark, the
American Seventh Fleet Comman-
der, says that any xurh invasion
by sea would bring "havoc" to ?.! ••
Red naval forces. But he add<d h<-
believes the chances of such an in-
vasion are "quite remote."
and scores of other places.
The Frenchman has learned how
to treat tourists and hopes tu see
planning pay off this year.
Iced water no longer requires
argument, even though the French
still think anyone who drinks it is
a barbarian. Most stores give 12
to to per cent discounts for travel-
er's checks. English, German or
Spanish is spoken in every smart
Hotels this year have spent
small fortunes for new bathrooms
to meet American demands.
For the British who are limited
in their spending away from home
and for others with restricted cur-
rency allotments, the French tour-
ist office ha; enlisted cafe owners
in a campaign to supply all-inclus-
ive meals at fixed prices of $1.40
Highways are in excellent shape.
American style service stations,
stocked with spare parts and tires,
dot the country, but the 60-cents-
a-gallon price for gasoline is 3till
There are more festivals in
France this year than ever before
— wine,flowers and business fairs.
News li Briefs
From Points li
grant incenses In disability com-
pensation to match cost-of-living
Corbiy spoke before the Texas
department of the DAV at El Paso.
He says a congress-passed meas-
ure to alleviate the situation
"falls short" of the need.
He says the DAV has recom-
mended as an urgent need a 20 per
cent incerase in compensation for
disabled veterans, their widows
A U. S. overseas airline official
has run into complications when he
tried to retake a DC-4 transport
plane in Brownsville.
The official, Alfred L. Conklin.
chief pilot of the airlines, showed
up Jo take the plane from 31-year-
old Lloyd A. Webb of Bayside,
New York. Webb flew the plane
from Oakland, California to
Brownsville because he wanted
possession of his 25 per cent inter'
est in the big craft. He put the
four-engine plane under lock and
Webb's lawyer, Paul Y. Cun-
ningham, told Conklin he couldn't
have the plane until the company
makes a settlement.
The New York man grabbed the
giant aircraft Saturday shortly
before it was to be flown on a
cargo haul to the Pacific. He said
he only took his one-fourth share
and the one-fourth share of his
partner. Earl Clements of New
York. Unfortunately, Webb says,
the half owned by the airline had
to come along. And Webb claims
that 18 months rental is owed on
the plane. He says the airline of-
fered to buy out his interest, but
the price was too low.
A disabled American Veterans
official* says today that most dis-
abled veterans feel that the na-
tion has forgotten it's obligation
National DAV Adjutant Vivian
!>. Corbiy says the veterans feel
that they have been forgotten be-
cause the nation has failed to
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It will be hot throughout Texas
again today, the weatherman says,
with temperatures ranging in the
upper 80's and 90's. However,
clouds over the eastern and gulf
portions of the state may bring
showers to those regions.
Presidio had the nigh tempera-
ture for the state and the nation
yesterday, 104 degrees* The low
maximum was 84 degrees at Gal-
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Mrs. Guy1 Hudspeth and two
children, Beth and Guy Jr., of
Iraan, are visiting their daughter
and sister, Mrs. Barney Tyson fur
a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cranberry
and son, Walter, spent Wednesday
in Fort Worth.
veston, in between, mercury read-
ings varied from the high 8(/s to
Brownsville reported the only
rain in the state, .81 of an inch.
There was no dust anywhere yes-
terday and winds ranged from 10
to 15 miles per hour, weathermen
The first delegates have regis-
tered at the Texas-Mexican border
at Laredo enroute to the Interna-
tional Lions Ctub convention at
Mexico City June 25th through
They were Mr. and Mrs. Alex-
ander Gonzalez of Brentwood,
Maryland who were welcomed in
ceremonies yesterday afternoon by
Laredo city officials.
Gonzalez expects to lead a cara-
van of ears to the convention site
over the "Pan-American highway
A bridge party and linen shower
was given Wednesday evening
by Mi's. O. R Brewer and Miss
Bertha Little, honoring Miss
Bonnie Rowe, bride-elect of R. C.
Mason of Eliasville. Fresh straw-
berry ice cream and iced cake
squares were served to the follow-
ing guests: Misses Edith Allison,
Bedford Barksdale, Gene Brewer,
Lucille Dunham, Fern Langford,
Hope Irvin. Inez Sternberg, Pansy
Robei'son, Blanche O'Neal, and the
honoree, Mesdames George Bing-
ham, S. M. Franks, J. S. Little, R.
S. Mahoney, R. I. McArron, Wayne
Amick of Overton, R. E. Pharrits,
Spurgeon Mahan and Mrs. Rowe.
The Anti-Can't Union of the
Baptist Training School met for a
business and social meeting Tues-
day evening. Those present were
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Jones, Mr.
and Mrs. Herschel Caldwell, Mrs.
L. B. Atkisson, Mrs. H. C. Re<i-
wine, Mrs. A. M. Moon, Mrs. Gar-
rett, Mrs. Grubbs, Miss Lila Moon,
Miss Beulah May Jones, W. C.
Dickson, and Will Davis of Elias-
Properly caught, processed and
prepared, whale meat is nearly in-
distinguishable from beefstak.
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Mammoth Street Parade June 11,5:00 p"
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Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 136, Ed. 1 Monday, June 9, 1952, newspaper, June 9, 1952; Breckenridge, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth134305/m1/4/: accessed August 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Breckenridge Public Library.