European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jan 19 1961, Page 11

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 19, 1961, Darmstadt, HesseA j. I " 31. 1t feature Section h. ,. Of drop in for a cup of Coffee #f,.iu a. Koffma Klotch Wai the idea of in. Dorothy b. Henry above. Below is a snapshot of her Home in Levi Hown a. The Kaffee Klatsch has become kind of tradition with american housewives but one Pennsylvania Gal has carried the idea a whopping big step further she s invited Oil of Europe to drop in for a cup of Coffee. The id to came in a Rolind of about Way. Mrs. Dorothy b. Henry of my Terrace re. Levittown pa., become interested in languages a few years ago and took up Ger Man. To keep in practice she subscribed to a German language newspaper. Last Spring she spotted an article about a newly formed group called the German committee for travel to the , the committee had been formed to promote travel to the . During i960, proclaimed by president Eisenhower a visit . it occurred to mid mrs. Henry that International relations might to helped by personal Contact with thes Stilton. What better Way than welcoming them Over a cup of coffees it would also give them an Opportunity to see an american House from the inside she said. With this in mind she wrote to the com Mittee and extended her gracious. If some what extensive invitation. She even gave full directions on Itow to find the us Rwm colonial Home evidence of her sincerity. Several German newspapers printed the tory about the invitation with the result that mrs Henry was deluged with letter from germans including two from Sast Germany. They Alt thanked her for the offer but Many expressed regret at not being Able to accept. Last summer in Henry and her Engi Neer husband came to Europe for the first time. While in Germany mrs. Henry made Many Side trips and even visited two of the people who wrote to her about the Coffee invitation i spoke with people at every Opportunity not Only for the language practice but because i wanted to know what they thought said mrs. Henry. The people were very Friendly and 1 Felt morn like Welcome visitor than As a tourist who sees Only the exterior. One woman said that i was the first american she had Ever spoken with in although the idea did t get the turn out mrs Henry had hoped for i Ger Man committee for travel to the , has informed her to expect visitors very soon. The committee formed by a group of. German and american businessmen in Frankfurt is headed by William j. Nay Lor. District traffic and sales manager for american airways in Frankfurt. The United states does not have National tourist association As such nay Lor said so we called together people from the air and steamship lines of us. And european carriers serving routes be tween America and Europe and formed our own organization we received excellent support from ambassador Walter a Doung and the . Consulate the group did t have time to Lay elaborate plans but managed to get number of promotional schemes under Way. A Large poster was drawn up and a travel pamphlet printed a Book of travel tips was prepared by William Volet of the am staff in Frankfurt and the us. Information service supplied an illustrated Booklet on America. The com. Muttee sent this travel packet to tourist agencies throughout Germany. Statistically i960 was t a Boom year for travel to. The states but nay Lor suggests that the project of promoting travel pomade a 10-year one. What we have to do now is mat lemonade out of & Lemon situation he said. The government realizes that travel a great source of income and the Way the Gold situation has been developing this could be a big boost to our income it has been estimated that about 200.0txjin Germany alone Are capable of take off some kind of tour to the states. Our biggest drawback in this promotion is the economic Factor the travel official said. We re trying t0 get the idea out of european minds that travelling to the United states la too expensive. To Are also trying to get tour operators to be the Cost of theft trips Down to meet european needs. A Good Many of them have come Down in Price and some Tours today Cost As Little As 3,000 German Naylor said thak his company is work ing on the system now used in America so that europeans can Fly now and with travel becoming increasingly faster and easier perhaps the Day is not far off when the present situation will a re versed and swarms of tourists head to the states no one will be More pleased than a certain housewife. In Levitt two a. Though she might have to buy a few More Coffee pots. Paw Ory 1961 the stars and stripes to

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