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From Miami Beach News Bureau

   MIAMI BEACH, FLA.--Host to some 1,500,000 guests annually, Miami Beach attracts vacationers every month of the year from every part of the United States, Canada and Latin America.
   Here are lodgings for 140,000 visitors in 372 hotels and 2,700 apartment buildings, all within a few minutes of ocean beaches, golf courses, fine shops, restaurants, deep-sea fishing, night clubs and numerous spectator sports ranging from horse racing to football, depending on the season.
   In winter Miami Beach bases its appeal on its sub-tropic climate that permits swimming, tennis and other summer sports. In summer the great attraction is luxury at low cost, although climate also has its appeal in that heat wives in the high 90s are unknown, thanks to cooling sea breezes and surrounding waters. Air conditioning assures comfort in most hotels and places of business and in many apartments.
   Prices for rooms, or apartments, vary considerably, depending upon the season, the location and the lavishness of appointments. The extreme high for mid-winter is about $50 a day, double, for a hotel room. The low, for the same period, is in the neighborhood of $60 a week. From this peak, rates drop in summer to a maximum of $20, or thereabouts, a day for the finest rooms to $[[strikeout]]15[[/strikeout]]^[[30]] a week for modest but comfortable quarters.
   Apartment prices range up from about $1,800 for a six-month winter period to perhaps $50 a week in summer. Incidentally, practically all apartments here are completely furnished, including kitchens.
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