July 04, 1960
July 04, 1960

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July 4, 1960

Double M
Bermuda Race
  • In much the same weather as the 1958 race, but with flatter calms after the start and more violent storms at the finish, Carleton Mitchell and his matchless crew (shown at right) mane uvered the 38-foot 8-inch yawl to an unprecedented third consecutive victory in the Bermuda race. In doing so, they beat a record fleet of 135 of the finest yachts in ocean racing today. Here is Mitchell's own story of "Finisterre's" drive to the island, written from notes and entries made by the author during the 635-mile passage

Horse Racing
Motor Sports
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


Keep 'em flying

When the proposal was advanced to round up the two or three dozen wild whooping cranes that remain in existence and seclude them in zoos to safeguard them, Robert Allen, research director of the National Audubon Society, balked. "What use," he asked, "is a symbol of America's open spaces behind bars?" The cranes were left to their wild ways.

This is an article from the July 4, 1960 issue Original Layout

Allen, an energetic, cigar-smoking ornithologist, has devoted most of his adult life to the cause of saving America's threatened bird species. His field research has taken him from Alaska to Yucatan. His monographs on the roseate spoonbill, the flamingo and the whooping crane stand as major studies of creatures in the wild.

In the course of his work Allen has made almost as many friends for himself as for his birds. He even got an oil company to spend extra money on a longer access road so his whooping cranes, wintering near Corpus Christi, Texas, would not be disturbed. Last week, after 30 years as Audubon research chief, Allen retired. He will be fighting for his birds—as a private citizen—as hard as ever, but he also plans to take up fishing; he never had time before.