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New Castle tribune. (Chappaqua, N.Y.) 1927-????, July 09, 1959, Image 12

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This is one of the camps at the base of ice-capped Mont Blanc, site of tunnel. Granite goes through southern entrance of tunnel. N OT FAR from where Hannibal led his men from Spain into Italy in 218 B. C, Italian drilling crews are tunneling through Europe's highest mountain to give motor­ ists an all-weather, high­ speed link between Paris and Rome. At a rate of 32 feet a day, crews expect to complete the seven-mile- long Mont Blanc tunnel in 1961. The tunnel will slash nearly 200 miles off exist­ ing Paris-Milan highway routes. The surface roads normally are open to traf­ fic about half a year. Four miles will be driven through from Entreves, Italy, and the other three from Chamonix, France. Before drilling crews link up, they will have re­ moved more than 35 mil­ lion cubic feet of Alpine rock. This first year- round trans-western Al­ pine route will cost more than $32 million to build. MUZZLED — Worker is dwarfed by 100-foot muz­ zle of an accelerator at an atomic weapons plant in Aldermaston, England. Ac­ celerator fires atomic par­ ticles onto a metal target. BELL-BOTTOM BELL —A scale model of the Liberty Bell is readied at a Coro­ na, N. Y., foundry as a gift for the officers and men of the carrier Independence. LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTERS— Mrs. Jean Car­ penter (left) and her three daughters all agree on the same clothes in Wimbledon, England. In for a short visit are (from left) Susan, Wendy and Jane. AW* 'A Construction worker uses Atlas. Copco rock drill and compressor to repair pipes. GYPSIES ON HOLIDAY— Watching the green fields and hills of England slide by are barge vacationers taking \gypsy\ holiday on one of canal waterways. '\I NO ONE'S DRAGGIN* HERE — Skimming swiftly over the water, sailboats of the Dragon class cruise near Kiel, Germany. Some 500 boats were in race. BIG WHEEL IN HER TOWN— Pretty Cathy Yatsevich does her best to take this high-wheel bicycle in her stride while out for a short jaunt in Claremont, N. H. Distributed by King Features Syndicate. PARTY FOR PALADIN— Actor Richard Boone, who stars as Paladin on the TV series Have Gun, Will Travel, is birthday partied on the Hollywood set Screen star Ida Lupino handles the cake chore.

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