National Geographic : 1949 Dec
832 Ned Blood from Camera Clix Bow-and-arrow Men Watch aPlane Roll Inwith Sheep for Their Empty Pastures Kerowagi, site of anAmerican Lutheran mission, maintains agrass-green runway. Native attendants, cutting the grass with long knives, keep itassmooth asabilliard table. Once aweek they police thefield, picking up banana skins and other trash. Native houses (left) have frames ofsolid timbers thatched with bundles ofgrass. Lacking blankets, which thesheep experiment isdesigned toprovide, Wahgi Valley folk pass thecold nights huddled around open firesin their homes. Their mile-high valley isshielded bytwo purple ranges whose summits, capped with snow, riseabove 14,000 feet. The forest grows up to13,000 feet. Itspines and hardwoods provide lumber which goes into thesheep experiment's station in the village ofNondugl. Logs were cut at firstby manpower inprimitive saw pits. Now thejobisdone byDiesel-driven saws.