Barbachano salesman charm

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Barbachano salesman charm - 1948 THE AUSTIN AMERICAN, AUSTIN, TEXAS Page 13...
1948 THE AUSTIN AMERICAN, AUSTIN, TEXAS Page 13 700 YEARS AGO By DELOS SMITH • for the Rain God and so «ha was a gentleman of tremendous natural ' United Prew 8 Uff Corretpondent Goddess among mortals. j charm who would be a successful i CHICHEN rrZA, Yucatan, Mex-1 They—she and her escort—reach- salesman iin the best sense) no ¡CO.— (UP» — In this atomic age ed the tiny temple on the pool’s matter where he lived. The mam Mayan Civilization Outstripped Today's many earnest people talk with fear of the end of civilization. In New York, you never understood what they were talking about. In this place on the edge of a tropical jungle, you understand perfectly. edge, now little more than a heap of stone, yet clearly a structure. Happily, she surrendered herself to the brawny arms of warriors. They lifted her high, flunf her . ... . , I • 1 1 t Tj I tered through a tropical garden are Thij was civilization i cabins for (¡uests with twin beds, years ago. It was the New York of , Rain God. HhoM paradise was at bathroom.-.and iu time. lu inhabiunts knew i »he bottom of the pool. water. Civilization couldn’t of- 5 iie 7 'we« weaUhy* - they “were She and .11 her sister, before They excelled in as- Mlf-satisfied. -^ey exceiieo in as ^ beneiit their tronomy, in mathematics, in archi-. ^ lecture, in the arts. ^ ijrow. You sit on the ruin- And sol n stone they built their fd temple at pools edge, meditat- monuments for eternity, cocksure *ng of civilization s sacnfices-to clvtll«»lo„ was going to go on for- « „ayaland Lodge of Fernando Barbachano. a M<!i,iuh archueciu«\ith® a“lSi; ' “ veranda where pretty little Mayan girls in native dress ser\e cooling drinks. The dining room as modem as I ever. It didn’t. It died without an heir or successor. It died and was very, very dead. fer more comfort. Eighty miles away, reached by a .vmooth, paved highway is Merida, capital of Yucatan. Chichen Itza IS what the Yucatecas mean when they say they have antiquity with which to enthrall the world— and the remains of one civilization with which to ^peak, in mute eloquence, to this one. You get a clammy feeling and not from the weather because it is Miami'like here in December. A turkey gobbler pompously escorts a convoy of hens through the

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  1. The Austin American,
  2. 09 Dec 1948, Thu,
  3. Page 13

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