1919 Jun 26 Harlie and Ella - Santa Cruz Evening News Trip
CRUZ EVENING NEWS. THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1919 Sunday-schcol A a a a a on FASCINATING TOUR Of 11 MILES EMBRACES SOUTHERN HIED STATES H. E. IRISH'S HOME AND Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Irish have re turned from a remarkable three months' trip in which they covered enormous parts of this country, as well as visiting Cuba. Mr. Irish figures that they traveled altogether 12,000 miles. Leaving here they went to Los Angeles, Angeles, where W. O. Dalton gave them a day's drive through the vicinity of that city. From there by Santa Fe they went to the Grand Canyon, about which Mr. Irish refuses to hunt up strong enough words of delight. Albuquerque, Albuquerque, El Paso, and on to New Orleans, was the route. By this time, modern northern civilization was left oehind, and an old and foreign atmosphere atmosphere prevailed. New Orleans they found a city of striking contrasts, handsome new buildings beside dirty shacks. At Kelley Field the visitors counted sixty flying machines in the air at one time. Many of the Texan cantonments are being dismantled, but not Kelley IField. Old Spain was entirely in evidence in Havana, Cuba ,the next stopping place, and the real objective. All buildings are concrete and such materials, materials, and metal, the only wood proof against an insect pest which cannot be gotten rid of, being mahogany. The buildings are soft yellow and gray, with tiled roofs. The city is very clean and pretty. Cafes are all on the sidewalk, as in Paris. Few veget ables can be grown there no corn at all on account of worms. Summer Linscott's French is as the French of a native. He has a group of French songs in his concert program. MRS. COX HERE FROM SEATTLE. Mrs. F. Emory Cox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Lindsay, is here from Seattle for a couple of months. Mr. Cox has been on a brief trip to Salt Lake City and will be here on his1 re turn in a week or ten days. He will remain here several weeks. MISS MATTISON ENTERTAINS Miss Lila Mattison entertained in formally last evening for Mrs. Hugh Allen, soon to leave for San iFrancisco as her home. The Ocean View home was charmingly arranged, and cards were played, followed by refreshments. refreshments. There were present besides the guest of honor and the hostess, Mesdames Belle Lindsay, O. N. Wall, clothes, white suits and straw hats, now sway at all seasons. Morro Castle was visited. Its moat is now being planted into gardens. German prisoners by the aundred were there. Many have been executed there. It took a lot of pull to get to New York. Only one steamer a week goes to the metropolis, and the waiting list at the time was at at least 120 strong. A week was spent in New York city. Then on to Vermont, Mr. Irish's old home, which he had not seen for twenty-six twenty-six twenty-six years. The indus trial side of life has developed there greatly. A large chocolate factory is just being established among many others. Mr. Irish has a nephew who is post al inspector for the entire state. He planned a tour so that he took Mr, and Mrs. Irish from one end of Ver mont to the other. The cities there are very clean and well-kept, well-kept, well-kept, with an evident civic pride not visible here. The lawns are much fiiner than ours. The roads are uniformly uniformly good. The highway system there is mostly gravel, but excellent. Shade trees make the streets of all the towns much more attractive than they would be otherwise. Then the travelers turned west. Chicago, St. Paul, where the Great Northern was taken, on to Glacier National National park, twelve miles from the Canadian Canadian border. Rustic hotels here cost $500,000 apiece. An auto drive was taken, including McDermott and St. Mary's lake and the nearby Indian reservation. Seattle made a great impression, with its fine buildings, its wonderful roses, and every evidence of prosperity prosperity Portland was next visited, and the forty-mile forty-mile forty-mile highway scenic drive taken of course. The scenery is matchless. At Observation point, many miles both ways of the Columbia' Columbia' river are visible at the same time. Down to California over the Shasta route, and more fine scenery. Eighteen Eighteen crossings of the Sacramento river afforded many fine views. ' 1 In Seattle Mr. and Mrs. Irish visited Fred Stevens, now assistant city treasurer. treasurer. The Irishs both feel well rested and invigorated by this vision of many of the world's wonders. They took many photos as souvenirs of a trip never to be forgotten.