World: THE HIMALAYAS

Struggle for the Roof of the World

Violence marked most of the world's trouble spots last week: bloodletting in Algeria, upheaval in Argentina, a shadow war in South Viet Nam, a coup d'état in Syria. Almost unnoticed was an event of moment among the towering peaks of the Himalaya Mountains (see color pages), where India is struggling to hold back Red China's hordes. The event was the spring thaw.

With the melting snows, man once again can emerge from shelter, and the weird,

bloodless battle on the heights can resume along the obscure, 2,500-mile...

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