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December 12> 1941
Sarah Morgan Reports New York Trip
New Yorkl What wonders the word Invlsionsl
It’s a word that challenges the desire of ev
ery Amerlcan-a desire to some day visit this
metropolis. At last my dream is a reality, I
have been to Nev/ Yorkl
After taking what, is called the ’’grand"
tour around the city of New York and having
the outstanding places pointed out to me, I
found that almost everything was different
from the way I had pictured. Along the water
front we stopped to look at the Statuo of
Liberty, which through the fog looked as if it
needed cleaning. Into my throat came a funny
lump as I thought of the people who had seen
it from the other side, V/hile down on the wa
ter front.we glimpsed the Normandy,the French
luxury liner that has been docked in ^Irneri ca
since the beginning of the v/ar. There were
numerous British ships, in all probability
loading food and medical supplies. Passing a
small boat,we v/ere told that the survivors of
the Ark Royal came on it* We visited Grant's
tomb copied from Napeleon's, Here there were
several busts of famous generals. Among these
was General Sherman,femous only for his march
through the South.Being a southerner, I could
not appreciate this opportunity. The tour
included Harlem, Chinatown, and the Bowery.
We saw nothing exciting in these districts ;
although it was said murders were staged at
times ^ in Chinatown for the visitor's benefit.
During the next days I rode in sub’ways^- un
derground trains traveling at a terrific
speed; ate in automats—restaurants with no
waiters, where food is obtained by compart
ments resembling post-office boxes (you drop
in a coin and the door opens ); went to the
v/orld famous Music Hall in Radio City;and saw
America's greatest actress--Helen Hayes in
’’Candle in the Wind," After all this I re- Hr* Howton: What is
turned without a Yankee accent and with no the plural for d.eor?
desire to live there, even though I wouldn ' t Boy: Dears--those that
have missed the trip for anything. have more than one,
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