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March 24, 1937

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 9

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MASON : CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 24 · 1987 NINE ''Mrs. Kinney Tells of Trip Up West Coast of Mexico Area Usually Thought of as' . Barren Proves to Be Garden Spot. Mrs. Inez Kinney, Mason City's emissary to Mexico, winds up her tale of travel in United States' neighbor to' the south with the letter reprinted below, describing her trip by train up the west coast to California: My Dear Friends: Of necessity some references and quotations from the folder will be used 'in this letter since it is difficult for a lone woman traveler to glean the information of places and peoples which seem to circulate so freely among men. Should a trip on the west coast of Mexico.be taken again it will be by degrees. A through Pullman "'»*L"urney is-pleasant. One settles ?own, comfortably, becomes acquainted with other occupants of the cars; at the "10 minutes or more" stops all scramble out on the platforms for the enjoyable exercise and the contact with those natives who come to see and "to serve," and the car comes to seem quite homey by the time the three- dayfour-night journey is ended. But to get the most out of such a vacation one should make "stopovers" at tlie more important places, learn first hand of the interests, industries, the intriguing sights, sounds, and attitudes, the unusual which, though often surprising, is always fascinating. Holiday at Sail. A stop of a few hours was made at Guadalajara and this time was spent in a bit of sightseeing. A visit was made to the jail first and proved both pleasant and interesting. The large enclosure was made beautiful by artistic landscaping--trees, flowers, fountains --and it being Sunday, the clean, colorful appearance of the inmates and the holiday attire of the visiting relatives and friends. Buildings, cells and living quarters were scrupulously clean. Work shops were closed, it being the day o£ rest. A short ride brought up at the great Tonolo pottery factory and time was -taken for a hurried inspection. Though there were only 40 workmen--30 of whom.are artists--the output seemed, tremen- arm mmm -- j ..'i Tnesefi people told us how valuable mne is to them Ins o d e r s ovor the «Ve- 1 ae t two cc phone und i. ---s from the 600 raise every yea ·the faro ll- ''n, 1 "lorte .w. that The. the re Is no 3 «"iat it o sts telepf, 0 ·year', To make and save m o n e y -- to e n j o y friends -- to protect your home and family iilj "*K?*$ mm, N O R T H W E S T E R N B E L L T E L E P H O N E C O M P A N Y travelers was surprising, provided with dishes o£ ous and the workmanship beau- iful. The serape fabricante came next. This was in reality the home of the owner--the housekeeping ooms, the display rooms, the storage and loom space all opening on he cheery patio. The maker quietly displayed his lovely ser- ipes and gave a demonstration on the huge, handmade loom. Arch of Blossoms. The glass factory being closed, only a glimpse of the buildings was taken. A ride through the esidential and business districts consumed the rest of the time at disposal. Mention must be made of the Tabachin tree which olten ines the street, especially in the residential sections. Without one visible leaf, the tree is gorgeous n purple bloom--the blossom- hidden branches often meeting across the street and forming a magic vista. On the way again, the train soon climbed up into the famous Barrancas which provided splendid views and the unusual experience of passing through 31 tunnels in rapid succession. Tiny villages or farm buildings up on the heights of this section of the Sierra Madre range clung precariously, it seemed, with their sun-dried brick construction. S t a l k s of c o r n inarched valiantly up those steep peaks. How they were planted or cultivated or escaped being .vashed away in the rains is something to think about. Stone fences were laid criss-cross over the mountains to keep the few cattle and the many goats in bounds. A short distance beyond is seen the mass of lava flow o£ the 1873 eruption. "Perpetual Spring." Tepie was reached in the evening and the sight o£ preparations made by the natives to feed the Tables viands were set out on the long platform while numerous fruits were offered from stands. Tepic was anciently a rendezvous for many adventures, including Cortez, Guzman, Naco and Coronado. The climate here is said to be "perpetual spring" Npzatian (Place of the Deer) reached 'early in the , morning, rates a ,page but will receive only a paragraph. The city-of 30,000 inhabitants situated, on a peninsula is both ancient and modern, possessing climate, beauty and romance. It is "destined to become one of the most famous winter resorts on the continent." Leaving the city the train winds down to the shore of the Pacific in various places, and indeed the view from the Pullman window is "packed" with that same loveliness and rp- tnanqe;*'with, occasional glimpses of the/early morning tvabajero with his colorful serape around his shoulders and face--his high sombrero hiding'what is left of the latter--and his leisurely stride keeping pace with the nipping steps of his well-burdened bur.ro. Although there is the occasional stretch of desert-like country, the valley is crossed by several rivers and as a whole, the region is surprisingly fertile appearing--· pleasing looking farm lands and jungle-like growth alternating. West Coast Fertile. The stops at Culiacan, the place of the legendary bells, Navajoa where such quantities of attractive scrapes are made and brought to the trains for sale; Guaymas where according to information the sportsman may find his earthly paradise; Hermosillo (little beauty) and Magadalena are al distinctive and interesting. A former impression--probably purely imaginary--pictured this western coast as a more or less waste region--likely to range from desert to swamp--and very primitive conditions among the few inhabitants. To the contrary, the greater part of these coastal lands were found to be quite fertile parts of them well watered by rainfall, streams and irrigation. A variety of products are shipped-chief among them fruits, tomatoes lettuce, etc. A shipper who chance_ to be on the train is amassing a fortune in "truck", and fruits. He claims to have cleared $50,000 las year and will do much better this year on account of the freezing weather during the past winter in California, He ships as many as 100 cars a a time. His field workers receiv_ 75 ccntavos a day while the women, packers, working by the piece, make as much as six pesos a day. As per the folder of the Southern Pacific railroad the west coas of Mexico is off the beaten tracl but one ventures that in the no. far distant future, it will become as it deserves, a real Mecca for the tourist. Inez Kinney. Dr. Kase Body Taken From Northwood to Nebraska for Buria NORTHWOOD -- T h e body o. Dr. Paul Kase, Jr., was taken by train Tuesday to West Point Nebr., for burial following a brie service conducted at the home b; the rector of the Episcopalian church of Albert Lea. Dr. Kase died Sunday at his home here, a heart attack causing his death in his sleep. His wife found his lifeless body when she went to his room to call him. He was 35 years of age. He is survived, by his wife, formerly Miss Mary Gillham of Niobrara, Nebr .Dr. Kase had practiced his profession of medicine in Northwooc for the past four years. He was a graduate of the medical school o the University of Michigan. He had also attended the University of Nebraska- - Thursday, Friday and Saturday -- Values Galore 300 House FROCKS New patterns! AH fast col ors. New styles. 14 (o 42. Really unbelievable values! Startling low prices in all departments! Come! We are expecting Crowds! Capacity crowds. Thrifty crowds eager to save. Capacity Days are planned to give you an idea of what Penney's values really are! Get your share. Come early THURSDAY! 81x99 Wiiard SHEETS You will want several ot these fine sheets. Large Size Sugar Liners Dish Cloths 10* 3 for Buy your-supply at this low price. Men's Fast color shorts in sues 30 to 44. Swiss Ribbed Shirts of fine quality. Odd lots of OUL- higher priced lines. All exceptional values. Broken sizes. 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