People, Nov. 14, 1960

Back in his adopted Himalaya skyscrapers for a closer look at the evasive Abominable Snowman, New Zealand's Sir Edmund Hillary, co-conqueror of Mount Everest in 1953, decided to extend the expedition. Reason: having earlier discovered some strange pawprints at high altitudes in the snow, Sir Edmund was almost ready to give up the hunt when, according to a letter just received by the expedition's sponsor (Chicago's Field Enterprises Educational Corp.). he happened upon a bearlike skin that his Sherpa guides —who may be con men of the highest-altitude order—swore to be the hide...

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