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Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 3, 19G3 113 REID Bob" De Young Insurance & Real Estate w 844-4303 American Agency, Inc. Yosemite Rock Climbing Capital Ik By BILL ST ALL YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) There ' are two starkly contrasting worlds in Yosemite Valley, that seven-mile long trough of rock sculptured into the west- REP X p0i dv. ITS TIME 10 TAX ASSESSOR VOTE FOR ROBERT C. ELECT F. MALCOLM CUNNINGHAM em flank of the Sierra Nevada. One is the horizontal realm of the valley-bound tourist, "content to stroll the crowded, dustry trails as he gapes at the granite cliffs and the waterfalls spewing from their" crests. The other is the exclusive, vertical world of the Yosemite rock climbers. Yosemite has become the rock-climbing center of America, where men have pushed scaling standards to the threshold of the improbable, if not the impossible. "This is the graduate school of rock-climbing," one valley veteran commented recently as he and others chatted over a smoking kerosene lamp in Camp 4, home of the valley regulars. JOtinSOH Conserve your hard earned tax dollars with a man dedicated to economy in County Government STATE REPRESENTATIVE , COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPUBLICAN M. Pal fld ovth. Camp. Trtoi. ground and then get started." The key to modem Yosemite climbing has been the development of strong, durable metal alloy pitons, carefully designed pegs of varying sizes and shapes which are driven Into cracks in the rock. Through an eye In the piton, the climber clips a carablner, an oval aluminum snaplink about three Inches long. His 150-foot nylon or perlon climbing rope runs freely through the carabiner. At the lower end of the line is the climbing partner, belaying the rope around himself to secure the lead climber In case of a fall. The development of direct aid techniques following World War II permitted the pioneering of many routes which were impossible up to then. But traditional mountaineers scoffed at the Yosemite men as "rock engineers" who couldn't hold their own on a real peak. In recent years, such men as' Yvon Chouinard and others have applied Yosemite techniques to high snow, ice and rock peaks in Alaska, South America and elsewhere, setting higher standards in traditional alpine mountaineering. Exposure is that void between the climber and the valley floor. Esthetic values are Important to climbers: moving easily and freely up the rock; conserving energy and motion; scanning the route ahead for likely hand and toe holds; using as few pitons as possible, ypt climbing within an allowable safety margin. DISTRICT 79 PALM BEACH & MARTIN COUNTIES ic A successful practicing attorney in the Palm Beaches sine 19S3 ic Formtr chairman and member of the City Council of Riviera Beach, 19(248 ic A man who practiced economy in Government ic While an elected official brought about much needed improvement for hit city without increase in taxes ic A man who is familiar with your problems VOTE FOR THE MAN WHO CARES . . . ELECT REPUBLICAN scon L. XSlNi The valley Is the core of 758,-659-acre Yosemite National. Park. Some 150 air miles southeast of San Francisco, It attracted more than two million visitors In the first nine' months of this year. It Is ringed by the country's greatest collection of rock faces, domes and towers, gouged out by ancient gla-' ciers. The smoothness and sound quality of the 'rock and its soaring veritcality make it the supreme challenge for climbers. The history of Yosemite climbing ranges from extremes of over-statement to , understatement. In 1965 the California Geological Survey reported that Half Dome was "perfectly inaccessible" and that no man was ever likely to set foot upon Its crest. Today at least a half-dozen routes ascend this great granite bulk at the valley's western portal, including several on the perpendicular face. ' Many of the hundreds of climbers who flock to the valley, particularly the weekenders, concentrate on the many easier, shorter climbs. They leave Yosemite's famed "big walls" to the elite few who spend most of the prime climbing seasons spring and fall in the valley. They are the superathletes who have forged routes up the vertical and sometimes overhanging faces of giants such as Kl Capitan, Half Dome, Sentinal Rock, Cathedral rocks and Cathredal spires. Climbing a 3,000-foot face' such as on ,E1 Capitan. is a combined physical and mental effort possibly more exacting and extreme than any other voluntary endeavor. Five separate routes have been climbed on the major walls of "El Cap" since the first ascent in 1958. All but one have been repeated, and usually in faster time. Tom Frost', and El Cap veteran, said the major mental ' problem is making the decision to go. , "It's just committing yourself to it. That's the big hurdle," .he said. The ' critical point is past "once you make all the preparations on the ic Do you want taxes on groceries and drugs? .ic What are you going to do about your educational system? ic Do you want effective control of air and water pollution? k Do you want law and order with justice? ic What are you going to do about the "Killer Hr-way" State Road 80 (Belle Glade to West Palm Beach)? ic Do you want economy in Government? ic Do you want to conserve our natural resources end natural habitat? PD. POL. ADV. 'Ik PORT OF PALM BEACH COMMISSIONER SUB DISTRICT 2 - GROUP 1 HE HAS NO BUSINESS THAT WILL PROFIT BY THIS ELECTION, HE HAS NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST. HE WILL GUIS Represent YOU Fairly and Honestly! ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT PEANUT ISLAND? SCOTT FRENCH IS! Graduate of Ohio State University Master's Degree from University of Kentucky Resident of West Palm Beach General Manager of M & M Ranch President of Palm Beach County Cattlemen's Assoc. 4-H Club Leader Member of Northwood Methodist Church U.S. Naval Construction Battalion in World War II Married with two children and two adopted nephews ' NEGATIVE vs. POSITIVE 1U ilecf Scoff L. FR PORT OF PALM BEACH COMMISSIONER - Sub District 2 - Group 1 PULL LEVER 32A ON NOV. 5TH Pd. Adv. by Camp. Treai. Ed Maxwell, your County Assessor, offers a POSITIVE POSITION on the operation of the Assessor's office - a platform based on FINANCIAL FACTS, a PROVEN record, and th QUALIFICATIONS required to do the job INTELLIGENTLY and IMPARTIALLY. His opponent has chosen a campaign of NEGATIVISM, leveling unfounded charges and questioning your Assessor's policies, but has FAILED to offer POSITIVE ALTERNATIVES on matters relating to the operation of the Assessor's Palm Beach County CAN AFFORD another lawsuit, when your assessor's vigorous defense of lawsuits retains on the tax rolls the value) of property that nets $650,000 A YEAR IN TAX DOLLARS. That's the amount of tax dollars that would have been LOST and the BURDEN SPREAD TO ALL OTHER PROPERTY OWNERS if your Assessor failed to successfully defend those lawsuits. More lawsuits are pending and if the Assessor FAILS TO DEFEND them, the value of the tax roll would be REDUCED to the extent that another $525,000 in tax dollars would be SPREAD AS A BURDEN TO ALL OTHER PROPERTY OWNERS ANNUALLY. Expenses of the Assessor's office HAVE increased .SO HAVE THE EXPENSES of business establishments, the household budget as well as other government agencies. But with only NORMAL INCREASES in office expenses, your Assessor has increased the total tax base of Palm Beach County by: PLACING on the tax rolls property that had escaped taxation in previous years; COMPLYING immediately with Florida Supreme Court-ordered full just value assessment (it cost a comparable county $1.3 million to do it two years later); GRANTING NO favoritism to large property owners and other special interests; COMPLYING with the law to give Palm Beach County an impartial and equitable tax roll so that no property owner pays someone else's taxes. ,...jmnumi.iiiiiiin. jiiiin ii. .11. .ii n i in i) Ji ' ""T" " I T" .J 1 II ji - l if Geometric designed MK gold, Beautiful diamond solitaire Stunning diamond solitaire in Brushed 14K gold swirls up f . ' diamond solitaire. I set in 14K gold. 4 a swirl of 14K gold. H . to diamond solitaire. f'l $450 JS jf... $295 y.. 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Records of individual personal property accounts, however, arc held in STRICT CONFIDENCE, available to NO ONE, in accordance with state law. Don't be Misled . . . ... by misconception of facts, out-of-context quotations, negative advertisements or expensive special interest campaigning. Don't Pay Someone Else's Taxes HAS HONESTLY DONE THE JOB RE-ELECT YOUR COUNTY ASSESSOR DEMOCRAT Palm Beach Mall! . (313 Clematis I -ii i --w.vnm iw- a-iii,,.