National Geographic : 1962 May
- he meant Governor Platteel - is permitted to have only one wife!" This Stone Age valley in the shadow of the Snow Mountains became famous in May of 1945 with the crash there of a United States Army transport plane. Three pas sengers, one a woman, survived to be rescued weeks later in a dra matic glider operation.* While the survivors awaited help, the world's newspapers had a field day. "Incredible Shangri-La," crowed the front pages, "complete ly lost to the world. Hogs as big as donkeys. No white man has ever before set foot in the valley." The bubble burst when the em barrassed papers learned that this was the "Grand Valley" discovered (Continued on page 595) *An account of this accident and subse quent rescue of survivors appeared in the December, 1945, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. Linking felt bones of an imitation skeleton, student nurses at Central Hospital study for work in village clinics. A Dutch graduate nurse in structs these Papuan trainees. School convenes in a tropical play ground of swaying palms and warm waters. These preschoolers yearn to join classes at the church on Kaju Pulu, an island in Hollandia Harbor. Netherlands New Guinea's future postal clerks learn telegraphy at a gov ernment training center in Hollandia. HS EKTACHROMESAND KODACHROME(RIGHT) ALL BY JOHN SCOFIELD, NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC STAFF © N.G.S.