A party of American scientists has succeeded in reaching a 4,500 ft. plateau in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, which has remained unexplored by the known world for at least 12,000 years. The party expects to make important discoveries.
Should you discover on that height Some simple race still wrapped in ignorance, Untaught in tales of man's immense advance From the deep dark of neolithic night To triumph, and that glorious upward flight With all its count of pride and circumstance, Of war and pageantry and high romance That brought our lovely world to its last plight —- Should you meet such, ah, seek not to invoke Our gods of progress for them, nor increase Man's knowledge 'mid these foolish, favoured folk. Climb down, climb down again in haste and cease Conversion, with man's message yet unspoke: And leave them to their folly -— and their peace."Den"
Herald, 20 September 1937
The Courier-Mail, 2 October 1937, p21
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