The World's Ultimate Safety Deposit Box: a Salt Mine in Kansas 'says pi the elevator shaft to ... .. .. . . .. •»!.-_..'_»„„« "TCc thonnlv WflV ByDaveBartel HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — From the world above, Underground Vaults and Storage Inc. (UVS), is only a small building next to the Carey salt mine in southeast Hutchinson. But deep beneath the mundane exterior lies a world of exotic contrasts where corporate secrets are buried next to last year's toothpaste com- LOSE THAT don't stop eating everything ... go ahead and eat sufficiently Start your figure slimming without cutting out those 3 meals a day. You can eat sufficiently while you lose pounds of unwanted fat as you follow the X-ll Reducing Diet Plan. No starvation dieting. Take a pre- meal X-ll Tablet before meals. Down goes your caloric intake, down goes your weight with the X-ll Plan. MONEY BACK GUARANTEE Your money refunded by manufacturer — no questions nsked — if vou nre not 100/i delighted with resulls._ 42 Tablets $2.67 105 mercials. "We have a bit of just about of everything down here," says Mike Gingerich, manager of UVS's sprawling subterranean warehouse, where the motto, "Security in Depth, "is literal. Gingerich and about 40 other UVS employes spend their working days 650 feet beneath the flat Kansas prairies as custodians for tons of corporate and government paperwork, thousands of miles of film and computer tape and a variety of other valuables. There are Bibles in 2,400 languages and dialects, classic films, 300-year-old newspapers and a wedding dress, all salted away for posterity. Underground Vaults and Storage Inc., has what Gingerich considers the world's ultimate safety deposit box—a Kansas salt mine that is impervious to everything from a hungry mouse to a nuclear blast. The mine on the outskirts of Hutchinson still produces about 1,000 tons of salt a day for the Carey Salt Co., and it . also offers plenty of space for WATER WEIGHT PROBLEM? USE X-PEL Excen water in In* body due to build up of premenstrual period <an be uncomfortable, X- fll.. . a mild diuntlc, will help you lei* excen body water weight. Only $2.67 - 60 fablers. We recommend it. GIBSON'S UVS storage facilities. "Right now we have about 250 acres of space and we can expand as the need develops," Gingerich said. "We're not going to run out of room for a longtime." The mine and its storage vaults lie in the heart of a salt vein laid down 250 million years ago as an inland sea dried up. Carey has mined the vein for more than 50 years, leaving behind vast rooms separated by natural salt pillars. The combination of depth and the salt-conditioned .air provides a world where the temperature is always 68 degrees and the humidity hovers at 50 per cent, all without mechanical aid. "When we first got started here the workers found some newspapers left by miners," Gingerich says during a tour of the underground vaults. "Some of the papers were more than 50 years old but you could crumple them up and Astrology 15 !^M1 Thursday March 11,1976 Bernice Bede OSD ARIES (March 21-April 19) Normally you're very, optimistic, but today may be unusual in that you see the negative side of things rather than the positive. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Some information may be passed on to you from a friend. Ironically, you could miss a good opportunity by not knowing how to use it by spurqeons This Week..*Save on body shapers Lovable ... fust 2.59 each, or Seam-free special. Style 702 — smooth and seam- free, fiberfill-lined with cross-over styling and plunge front. Stretch straps, undercup band, sides, back. White. 34-36 A; 34-38 B and C. Doubleknlt cross-over. Style 750-soft, smooth tricot. Stretch sides, adjustable straps. White. 34-38 B; 34-40 C. 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A short distance away are sacks of seed corn from the Northrup King grain company, which stores the grain^in the salt mine as protection against a crop disaster, "If there were to be a blight that wiped out one particular strain of corn, they would have seed stock to start over again faster than their competitors," Gingerich explains. ' The grain is safe here from the mold caused by excessive moisture and from meandering raids by pests, "If a mouse or insect could get down here, it wouldn't last long," he said. "What would it Time* Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday,-Marth 10, 1976 live on in a salt mine?" Also safe from harm in the mine's vaults are all of Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer's films from the days of Mickey Rooney to. "Gone with the Wind" and "My Fair Lady." "If the original of 'Gone with the Wind' were lost, we still have a copy down here to make prints," Gingerich said. Other MGM classics starring Elizabeth Taylor or Spencer Tracy or Judy Garland also lie buried beneath the prairie waiting for the next rerun on the late show. Nearby are less spectacular companions such as old television commercials or serials like "DobyGillis." The films are the glamor clients of UVS but equally important to the storage company are the bread-and-butter patrons represented by endless rows of boxes. The silent rooms are jammed with business records from clients such as Arctic Savings and Loan of Fairbanks, Alaska, or the City of Los Angeles, which takes comfort in the fact that earthquakes are virtually unknown in Kansas salt beds. Exxon, Standard Oil of Indiana, American Express, the Federal Reserve bank and about 15,000 other UVS clients have niches carved in the vaults to safeguard vital records or salt away a secret design for new machinery or the formula to a new perfume. v The storage area is monitored by security guards and closed-circuit television cameras, but. Gingerich says the best protection comes from the location 650 feet underground at the end of an "The biggest deterrent to thesurface. "It's the only way unauthorized entry is that 54-story hole out there," he in or out." _ ; » V^rw-^cnjxrurijxfXftruovvvv^^^^ Taxpayers. Ask IRS j QUESTION — In December, 1975, I pledged some money to a telethon sponsored by local charities. I am paying in installments which stretch into 1976. Since I made the pledge in December, can I deduct the money on my 1974 income tax return? ANSWER - No. Generally, you may deduct on your 1975 income tax return only that part of the pledge which you have paid before the end of the year. Installments paid in 1976 may be deducted on your 1976 tax return. .QUESTION — I did riot have to pay income tax last year and I do not think I will make enough to be required to pay this year. Is there any way that I can keep taxes from being withheld from my paycheck? ANSWER - Yes. Any person who had no income tax liability during the preceding year, and expects to have no liability this year may apply for an exemption from the Federal withholding tax. To apply 1 , file a Form W-4E with your employer. The exemption applies only to your Federal income taxes and not to state taxes or social security (FICA) tax. properly. GEMINI (May 21-June20) It's very important today to capitalize on your assets. If you're negotiating, don't weaken your position by giving too much away to gain a point. CANCER (June 21-July 22) If put to the test today, stick to your guns. It's extremely unwise to give the opposition undeserved concessions. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You may find yourself in the awkward position today of having to seek aid from one you consider beneath you. Don't let pride stand in your way. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Try not to ask anything of close associates today that might embarrass them because they can't deliver. Judge your wants against their ability to help. , LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) People in a position of influence look upon your petitions very favorably today. Take care not to lose your good standing with a poor approach. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Underlings cannot carry out your missions as well as you can. Be cautious as to whom you delegate authority for important projects. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Don't become too deeply immersed in the problems of one very close to you. The difficulties are deeper than your ability to assist. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Things you do for others today may not bring the appreciation you'd hoped for. Don't be disappointed — unrelated stresses may be to blame. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Determine the cost for services you're having performed today. If you don't, the bill could jolt you when the job is done. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) You're a warm and giving person. You should continue to be so. Don't, however, be taken advantage of by those who expect you to pay the full tab. YOUR BIRTHDAY March 11,1976 You may be in a position this coming year where you will have jurisdiction over the affairs of others^ It won't be an easy task, but you'll benefit greatly if you do it well. ...about your Social Security People can get a'report on the earnings credited to their social security record free of charge by calling or writing any social security office, according to Laurence Clark, social security district manager in Carroll. "You don't need to pay anyone to help you get a statement of your earnings," Clark said. "Just ask any Famed School is Hurt by Civil War ByAlyMahmoud (Associated Press Writer) BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — The 110-year-old American University of.Beirut (AUB), the largest American institution overseas, is struggling for survival against bankruptcy and the bloody Lebanese civil war. Temporarily bailed out of financial crisis by a Lebanese government loan, the controversial school is still saddled with a $6 million" budget shortfall. Its existence is also threatened by nine spuraeons Your Choice This Week Only! Fiberglas* Cafes Reg. $3.59 pinch-pleated cafe curJains-44" pleated size to the pair with jumbo rings to match the fabric! All glass-hand wash,' drip dry, hang and never ironl No fade, no shrink, no stretch. Come, see these lovely Fiberglas* window fashions now. Choose a brightly colored floral or .bamboo-fruit design or the wool-textured solids in white, gold, lime or pumpkin. Now just 2.77 Pr. Matching valances, reg. $2.59, now 1.97 FlBERGlAS Trademark ol Owens-Corning Flberglas Corporation for Plata yarns. Spurgeon's Beauty Salon Phone 792-1656 asLJ Save at Spurgeon's. Charge It or use free Lay-Away I months of vicious fighting between Christians and Moslems population, AUB opened its gates to students Jan. 5, three months behind schedule, with armored cars and rifle-wielding security men guarding the campus. The hope is to make up for lost time and complete the academic year by eliminating holidays and the 1976 summer vacation. Instead of the regular 5,000 student body, only 2,073 regis-' tered for the first semester. Most of them are accommodated on campus and Ras Beirut, the last safe zone at that time in the strife-torn, capital. , AUB president Samuel Kirkwood said the university, will operate sever? departments — Civilization and Thought, Middle-Eastern Culture and Development, Management and Organization, Earth Sciences and Natural Resources, Urban Development, Transportation and Communications, Petroleum Studies, and Human Ecology. He said the program will be flexible, deeper and more in keeping with the Arab world's urgent needs for development. "We will be smaller but better," said Kirkwood. The university has given the Arab world three presidents, 10 prime ministers, more than 30 cabinet ministers, four parliament speakers and 36 ambassadors. When the U.N. treaty was laid down at San Francisco in 1945, 19 AUB graduates — the largest contingent from any university — signed for their governments. AUB also gave the Palestine guerrilla movement its most radical leaders, including George Habash and Wadie Haddad of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). social .security office for a 'Request for statement of earnings' post .card. Fill in your name, address, date of birth, and social security number,. Sign, stamp, and mail the card. Social security will send you a statement of earnings credited to your record free of charge." Earnings credited to the worker's social security 'number build retirement, disability, survivors/and Medicare protection for workers and their families. The amount of monthly social security payments is based on the worker's average earnings over a period of years. The Social Security Administration is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. The Carroll social security office is at 715 N. Clark. The phone number is 712-792-9000. Out-Of-Town Visitors In Auburn Tlnm HenW Newi Service AUBURN — Mr. and Mrs.; Larry Davis and Jason, Glenwood, were guests over the weekend in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gorman andTqm. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Oestreich were guests over the weekend of her aunt, Mrs. Martin Koppelman at Lawton. Ron Miles of Des Moines was a weekend guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reo Miles. v ~Mrs. Elizabeth Dickman and Mrs. Johanna Frank, Jefferson, and her daughter and children of Ames, were among afternoon.visitors Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walt Gansemer and family. Area Residents Visit Minnesota Tim« Herald Nem Service ARCADIA — Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Letting, Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Andersen and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Berning returned home Friday from Minneapolis where they attended a business convention. Mrs. Ben Letting returned to her home here after spending a couple of months in the Carroll Health Center. NOTICE! FINAL DEADLINE DATE SAT., MARCH 20th WEST CENTRAL IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION Has set Sat., March 20rh as final date to sign-up in Boyer subsystem. If interested contact one of the following Art Woerdehoff .... Lake View-Wall Lakt Area l*o Nieland Carroll-Breda Area Marvin Hulling .... Carroll-Breda Area Glenn Froese ...... Westside, Vail Area Lloyd Freote ........ Westside, Vail Area Mra. Wm. Meredith .. Wostside-Vail Area Clarence Schwoers .. Arcadia Area or WEST CENTRAL IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION Manning, Iowa fh.'^65 3-2102 or Come into office 723ft 3rd St. '
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