Foreign News: Race for Diamonds

Thirty South African college youths, track athletes all, raced for diamonds last week. Ungallant they raced against 120 women, two expectant of motherhood, most clad in running skirts in one piece bathing suits. Raced also some 15,000 professional diamond prospectors. At the crack of a South African police rifle they strained legs, lungs, hearts, in a wild scramble to stake out claims in a newly opened sector of the Transvaal diamond district.

More than 25,000 claims were pegged out in a few hours. Overnight 50,000 persons, prospectors and their families, settled down in a...

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