Science: No Climbing

Mountain climbers were downcast last week. From Calcutta came a wireless saying that Brigadier General C. G. Bruce, commander of the 1924 attempt and failure to reach the highest spot on earth, Mt. Everest's peak,† had learned that the Tibetan authorities** had "definitely decided to prohibit any further expeditions."

It was not reported whether the "No climbing" placard was due to the Tibetans' fear of "the hairy men," malignant creatures who they believe once lurked high up on Everest, descending at times on the villages to wreak...

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