Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on December 6, 1942 · 83
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PART 7 PAGE 6. CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE: DECEMBER 6, 1942. THE TRIBUNE TRAVELER'S GUIDE Hot Chocolate Is Historical Mexican Drink By Dorothy Johnson Granted tat discussion of foods isn't ordinarily appropriate to travel pages, mention ot hot chocolate, Mex ican style, Is more than a culinary topic. It's history, ancient and mod ern. Equally rich In flavor and legend. hot chocolate, as concocted by the 20th century descendants of early Aztec cooks. Is one of the special delights of gourmets traveling in Mexico. Vorts Americanos who know their cuisine say that only in old Mexico Is a mixing technique used that can- cot be duplicated for results. The rhythm of the hot chocolate maker, skilfully whirring a carved wood rod in a bowl of steaming, aromatic bev erage, is one of the many fascinating aspects of the culinary art south of the border. Served ordinarily with sweet rolls for breakfast or supper, Mexican hot chocolate may well con stitute a meal in Itself, and often does In native homes. The history of cacao reaches far back into Mexican civilization. Cen turies ago, Indian princes cultivated the cacao bean and developed the fine art of preparing it in beverage form. The conqueror Cortez had his first cup of the brew at the court of Mon tezuma, last of the Aztec rulers. He was so impressed by the drink that he wrote about it to his king, explain ing that cacao Increased resistance to fatigue, describing its flavor and fra grance, and inclosing a sample of the product. Long before the discovery of Amer ica by white men, cacao was cultivated in Mexico, and it is one of the many products which Indians of this continent have contributed to the world's food supply. In the time of the Aztecs it was prepared with herbs, spices, honey and grains of corn. Many rites and legends were associated with its cultivation. According to Artec lore, the great god Quetzal' coatl brought the seeds of the cacao to earth so that mortal men might taste the godlike food. Among the Mayans, during Mvtan, the 15th month of their year, those who were about to plant the sacred cacao held a great celebration in honor of their patron gods, Chac, god of agriculture; Hobntt, god of food, and Ekchuah, protector of the cacao trade. During the ceremonial rites, a dog having cacao colored spots was sacrificed. In early times there existed in Mex ico a complete monetary system based on cacao, which was accepted as cur rency in business and commercial transactions. Even as late as the 19th century, cacao beans served as currency in small markets thruout the republic of Mexico. Preconquest Indians used cacao not only as money and beverage, but also as a cooking fat, medicine, and cosmetic. It was, to them, a "life-giving'' substance. In a large monolith of the Totonaca Indians, a tree of life, carved in stone, represent! the cacao tree, symbol of the cacao In early Indian life. Even today, in one of Mexico's more remote regions, the ancient custom still prevails whereby a bride presents her husband with a bench and five cacao beans, and the bridegroom gives her, in exchange, an equal amount of the beans and a skirt as a nuptial gift. The beautifully carved and ornamented chocolate beaters used thruout Mexico also are an Aztec heritage. They are called " molinillos and may be purchased In any Mexi can market or curio shop. ,f ' - ': 4- - ' . ; - , ... ,v .- : ' X ('' X v HIGH ON(A SNOWY SLOPE In winter resort centers all over the nation, both civilians and men and women in uniform art skiing their way to health. VOICE OF THE TRAVELER Letters regarding travel condi tions and experiences are welcomed. Please keep them brief. Address: Travel Editor, Chicago Tribune. CAPE COD SIGHTS. CAPE COD. Mass. To the Travel Ed! tor Cape Cod is becoming a winter sight seeing magnet for thousands of service men stationed at camps, schools, and arsenals of the cape peninsula. Buzzards Bay and Martha's Vineyard. The boys like to visit the historic places and the monuments of an era when the United States was making its first fight for free dozn. The cape, with Its old seaport towns, reminds one ot Norse sagas. Usher folk, and old lighthouses and windmills. which cradled much of where America was born. Ot timely Interest Is Frovtncetown, on the tip ot the cape. Provlncetown harbor was the scene of the signing, in a cabin of the Mayflower, ot the first charter ot domestic government. The Pilgrim Me morial monument on Town Hill Is attract ing men In the services. Pvt. Arthux L. M. MAIL FOB SHUT INS. Ervin Klein e. Boagianet. Ind., 18 years old. will try to answer malL He ls Inter ested In baseball, basketball, and football, also geography. Ervin has been crippled since birth. Charles Z Brown, care of Roy Brown, R. F. D. No. 1, Belolt. Wis., Is 5 years old and a "good soldier" suffering a fractured pelvis. Mrs. Helen Balcer, Lisle. HI. fMrs. Balcer, 41 years old, Is recovering from an operation. She collects picture postcards. - Miss Louise Kostum, Macon County sanitarium, Decatur, IIL Mrs. Hattle Chambers, care of E. J. Hoffman. 801 Goethe street, Dubuque, la. Mrs. Chambers has been a shut-In for more than six years. She has arthritis. New Mexico Calendar Dec. 12 Santa Fe and other Span lsh-American villages, feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, with proces sion on Dec. 1L December during fortnight before and after Christmas Spanish-Amer ican villages, performances of traditional Christmas plays: Los Pastores, La Aparlcion de Guadalupe. Dec. 24 Taos Indian pueblo, fire light procession and Matchlnes dances. Dec. 24 Several Indian pueblos, dances after midnight mass In pueblo mission churches. Dec. 24 Santa Fe, Christmas eve, little bonfires for El Santo Nino the Christ Child burned before homes and in streets. Dec. 25-28 Indian pueblos, cere monial Christmas dances. RESORTS AND TRAVEL. RESORTS AND TRAVEL. MICHIGAN. MICHIGAN. . a a a a GAS RATIONING NO BARMEN Good news for our many friends. TO VICTORIOUS . a and tor thoi. who an yer 10 n n crt n n diicovcr ie Midwert', finest and I U C . , I H f U moit .ecenibl. Spa for H..HM 'flj Ug U IflJ 3 SPEEDY WAYS to vim and vigori TIPS TO TOURISTS What's your travel problem? Address queries regarding where to go, how to get there, costs, and accommodations to the Travelers Guide, Chicago Tribune, inclosing stamped, self-addressed envelope. Kindly give me a description of Aca dia National park. M. C Acadia, the first national park east of the Mississippi, was created by an act of congress in 1919 and occupies the old French territory on the coast of Maine. It commemorates the name of the French possession. Situated on Mount Desert Island, the park's mountainous uplift domi nates the coastal bay. On the ocean side, waves are still sculpturing the cliffs. From the Archealoglcal mu seum, dedicated to the public use, one may see the Island from the stone age on and how life and beauty filtered In with the passing centuries. In land, on Frenchmen's bay, are villages with the picturesqueness of whaling days. Beyond are the mountains re sembling the landscape of Switzerland. Mount Desert Island, associated with the personalities and events of colonial America, was discovered and named by Champlain In 1604. It was the site of a French missionary colony and figured In the long war between France and England. In 1688 Louis XTV. gave the Island to Sieur de La Mothe Cadillac, who lived on Its eastern shore and who later founded Detroit and was governor of Louisiana. After Louis XTV.'s defeat on the battlefields of Europe, the island in 1713 became the property of the British crown. RESORTS AND TRAVEL. FLORIDA. IS ft kJJh A n h SO. SHORE ELECTRIC GREYHOUND BUS PERE MARQUETTE R. R. IS Ssata Skr Electric trains dally. Csacb ssaaaeHaa direct ta Whit-aaaib ir. Leave taaaolpa street avary boar Melaalae at 4 A.M. Grayhaaa bass dally. 3 Para Mar- ajaette R. i. trelas daily. TRAINS AND IUSSES DAILY FAST 2V HOUR TRIP CHICAGO OFFICE FRA. 1966 Paaae tor rain, ratar- vettoM ar baaftlar mmtu 5 rX. daily; aaee Sat. NEW YEAR'S RESERVATIONS NOW BIG INFORMAL PARTY, d.ncine. , floor show, supper at I A. YAn $3.50 . par person. Gat your table nowl FLORIDA. FLORIDA. & Tr tt ft The Family Jacobs presents the newly completed SHELDON HOTEL SHELDON WINDSOR HOLLYWOOD BEACH (1 miles aorta of Miami Reach) Difcfly on ih Ocean with 2 blocks of Ocean froniog DININO ROOM AND OCEAN TERRACE COCKTAIL BAR Th some I 'off and standards you enoyeo of Lord Torltton RESERVATIONS INVITED ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft TOURS. TOCBS TICKKTS HOTELS . Call.. Arizona. Florida. Mexico, Sun Valley. New Orleaoa. TANDERBtLT BETTKK T0CB3 193 N. La Salla. Cbieaeo. Dearborn 2216 NEIDUNGER TRAVEL SERVICE mo yoa arfertly wbtaf yaa ea W atea hn cMMtorud torn tn atrzlco ktt Bitnrday. WrlM at aaU Aaaorcr U7S I2S W. MONROE ST. EXHORT. DtTK RANCH AND . HOTEL RESERVATION! RAIL AMI HI H TICKETS AMERICAN EXPRESS Travel Urpartaicat Fill Inftrartios aa Travel POWERS TOURS eaI"0" P COLORADO. SKI SPORTSLAND VALLEY Wlatar Part, Calarede WlntOT Wcaanland . . . Moons Bkt lodfa. FiM Food! . . Moawa Elactrla Ski Tawa, 1m1 SlofMa aod anov CoodlUoaa . . . M miim vat at Dora aa tfaa D. aj B. U Batlroad. ana atamlcht rra Oleara by TRAIN. RaUa S35. aar mmk Aawrlcaa PUB. Wriu for IwwiUn. TOURS. MEXICO ESCORTED 1A Oara S16.00 PAN AMERICAN HIOHWAV ACAPI IXO Arlaona Call fsrala Florida Hun Valley MARNKIX TRAVEL MERVICK 20 E. 4ACKHON BLVD. MAR. 7490 ARIZONA. ARIZONA DUDE RANCH R8HRT HOTRt. BZbERVATIONS INFORMATION I KED W. ASMSIIHJ. 133 W. MO.NKOI IT. BIAU 2889 Outlook for S ki Fa ns Is Optimistic One Skiers who have been wondering what Office of Defense Transporta tion orders will do to their projected trips Into snow country can take a fairly rosy view, according to reports coming in from major winter sports centers. Altho some curtailment of I transportation facilities Is general for civilians not engaged in the war ef fort, and altho special "ski trains' have been abolished by the ODT for the duration of the war, skiers still can reach the snowy slopes if, as In other modes of travel, they make reservations far enough In advance and accept the type of space available. Resorts report that reservations made to date Indicate that visitors will come less often but will stay longer .hen they arrive, getting all their skiing into one longer vacation rather than a few short ones. The rubber conservation program, too, will have less effect on winter sports than at first was feared. In many instances, resorts are pooling their cars to get skiers from stations to inns.. v A good early snowfall has groomed the ski centers, which are optimistic about a satisfactory season. Winter sports are recognized as health build ing, and will carry on, on an almost as usual basis, with, the approval of government agencies. There will be skiing almost any where favored with suitable slopes and enough snow, but New England and Canada are in the limelight today, as in years past. New York's Bear Mountain park, the Catskllls, I and Lake Placid are completely outfitted, including snow. The Poconos of eastern Pennsylvania and many other resorts In the western, north ern, and northeastern regions of the state, are seeing plenty of skate sharpening, ski waxing, and other preparations for snow fun. Service men on furlough are expected to swell the ranks of civilian enthusiasts. The Berkshires of Massachusetts, long famous for good skiing; the Franconla Notch and Hanover sec tions of New Hampshire; Stowe, Rutland, Manchester, and Woodstock, VL, as well as spots In the state of Maine, and the grand facilities of the Lauren- tians in Canada, are other localities where the cry of "track! " will echo thru the snow clad hills. RESORTS AND TRAVEL. FLORIDA. lis ' JWs, W4? Tic a you should! got the sew folder "Wartime Informofioa Yoa Wont About St. feltrs-burg." It answers oil ouesriont about present conditions in this city ... tells about accommodations for 60, 000 winter residents, etc ... . . a'J l'-T t&HWoiPGo ftei i W a . akwvv w a? . t.4 "W" ww" a m a -ere t .A ao- 1 I M tPcfersburg rftlllllHMM LODGE Opem Jan. 5th. Cbampionahip Coif Course at door. Steam heat; elevators. Reservationa Direct or "Ask Mr. Foster." Moderate Rates. LaHay Saraaaa, Star. . M SEDHk:g floiiiDA GULF STREAM HOTEL (Palm ftoarh Arra) Lake Worth. Florida Low ratra In December and January Few War Restrictions. Plenty of Heat. No need for automobile. Every recreation. Low Seasonal Bates. Send for Literature, i TOURS. WHITER VACATIONS you Can Take.1 NIW, DIFFERINT FLORIDA VACATION dirt at Florldin Country Club, Bomf-ln-tha-Illlli. Including azetllent room,, all nmlt. tnm toil, rldlof. InM watw flihlng. boatlnf. prlTti bnrb. Dane inc. bowling and ethar cnlartainment. Rtrnmlln, traini. mant saati. $ I A Cuditi any trie I VO (Tuna la WUBM daily. 4:3 P. M.) MIAMI IEACH HOLIDAY $ I A9.45 DAYS WO din it Rntal Kwrarelcn. newnt buchrrant hotel. Kupailor noou. Wodfd. Am,rican plan, fttraanllna trains, rasamd Mala. Special anitainaant. Call or writ for folder Other tmira ta Mexico. California. Arizona. Sua Vaiirr. Aim hotel and dude ranch raiarratlona. 3 S. State St.. Chitai Central 903a MEXICO IS DELIGHTFUL AT CHRISTMAS Pacambar lr and 26th. 16 day. S272 CARTAN TRAVEL BUREAU 104 8. MICHIGAN AVE. RAMdolph SSTS Vmn Amrricaa IllKhway. Befor- f I Q ma Hotel. Amnulro. 16 daya. at, I 7 rlperlal Holiday Tour leeemer ltb FORDS TRAVIL SIRYICB Lilt . Im Hlr Ht.. Clilraao hTAte nAll INDIANA. New Highland Sanitarium Martin villa Indiana. MIMrSAL tlTHl TMEATHCHT FO IHIUMA. TI8M. Rate S21 5S and aa a week a Barton. Include aOOU. aUALS. sad HIKUlaL BATBa LYI raotl MY when I said I was going back to worlf I :$: OHM - ;:SS: : : ; 1 i t -f t ? X - ''' in i - - r l V& is m - BUT I WAS NEVER HAPPIER IN MY LIFE THAN I AM AT THIS WAR JOB!" 4 -aw 1 w J! Ifc I There's a jobto be done. She's doing it. Are you beginning to feel the same way? Remember, you're a fighter when you fill a fighter's shoes. The quickest way to find out how. you can put your shoulder to the wheel is to review the employment offers in the Tribune want ad section. - . Age, experience and sex are no longer barriers to employment. You have only to read the Tribune want ad columns for proof of this fact. And because the Tribune prints more than twice as much Help Wanted and Employment Agency want advertising as all other Chicago newspapers combined, you are much more certain to get the job you want by following these informative, opportunity-filled columns. Turn to them now. ARE YOU WORKING FOR LESS THAN YOU COULD BE MAKING ? Because training enables you to take a better job at higher pay. you will find it helpful to review the Instruction and Trade Schools . columns in the Tribune want ad section. These advertisers now offer many courses leading to better opportunities. j 1 in ! mi 111 - 11 in 11 , P'-s AW. . v. . - J P'7- - V I , ' i $ Get what you want and save time, energy and money with helpful Tribune want ads. - ' "We're glad we bought our house" "It was a lucky day for us when we saw it advertised in the Tribune " Are you interested in getting a home of your own? If so, you will be interested in the real estate offerings in the Tribune want ad section. There you will find the largest selection of property values thruout Chicago and suburbs because th Tribune prints more real estate want advertising than any two other Chicago newspapers combined. Get the facts which these helpful columns giv you. Review today's real estate offerings in th Tribune want ad section now. WORLD'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER WAfJT fii SECTION

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