The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 10, 1971 · Page 8
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Sunday, October 10, 1971
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The Consumer's Question-Box Hutchinson News Sunday, Oct. 10, 1971 Page By MARGARET DANA FEMALE CURIOSITY—Maybe she wants a kiss from this little football player, or maybe she just wants to determine what he looks like as she pulls down the face guard on his hel- (Hutthinson NewvUPI Telephoto) met. At any rate, Brijin Hubbard, 3, seems to have the upper hand on the rugged little football player, Nick Jacobson, 3, in Omaha. Captain Kidd's Treasure Hidden on Oak Island? By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — For 200 years, Oak Island has kept its secret. But now, a group of businessmen believe they are coming to the end of a long search and, when it's over, they hope the 128-acre island will have secrets no longer.. For the past seven years, Da vid Tobias and 21 colleagues who form Triton Alliance Ltd. have been searching the island for what may be a communal bank full of jewels or money hidden by pirates. "It might be King Tut's tomb of North America or it might be nothing," says Tobias. Spent About $500,000 The businessmen have already spent $500,000 on the hunt and Tobias says they can afford it. Among them are company presidents and bank owners. Tobias himself owns Data Processing Products and Packaging Co. of Montreal. The story began in the 1700s when England, France and Spain outlawed piracy and agreed to pardon all pirates who handed over their treasures to their respective rulers—or face execution. Many pirates handed in about 20 per cent of their wealth and buried the rest, hoping to come back for it a few years later Groups of pirates dug huge shafts from which each worm' ed out his own tunnel to hide his treasure. The main shaft was filled with water and the only person who knew the whereabouts of each treasure was the pirate himself. Found Ship's Block In 1795, three young men found a ship's block hanging from the sawed-off limb of an oak tree at the south end of the island. Below was a faint depression in the ground. They dug 95 feet down and believed they were close to their goal when water filled most of the shaft. Their attempts were abandoned in 1805 and another search in 1849 also was unsuccessful. Later investigation revealed a sytem of ingenious water funnels and underground sluiceways leading to the area of what was by now called "the money pit." Between 1900 and 1955 another 10 groups of searchers tried without success to find the treasure which many believed was bidden by the legendary pirate, Captain Kidd. Other theories are ttiat the vault hides Vikmg treasure or possibly Inca goW. At least six people are known to have died trying to discover Oak Island's secret. Four of them died in IMS when carbon monoodde ntnrn J"* VAr>> men to a tunnel. Then came the Triton group, armed with enthusiasm and plenty of cash. Tobias, a 46-year-old father of three teen-agers, first visited Oak Island in 1943 while training with the RCAF at Maitland, N.S. Suggested Joint Venture Seven years ago he read an article about a family living on the island and searching for the treasure. He wrote the family with a suggestion for a joint venture and was accepted as a partner. When his partner died, Tobias approached the island's owner, M. R. Chapel, in 1967 and got approval for a preliminary drilling program. As friends of Tobias began | joining the venture, Triton Alliance was born. "It's been a long and dragging affair, but by next year we'll be able to complete the search and know whether some kind of treasure actually exists," Tobias said. He and his associates actually found the outline of an old shaft and they say experts from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington think the findings are part of a pirate's communal bank. "It's too soon to say definitely if anything is there," Tobias said. "We feel we have an obligation to complete this as soon as possible, but we don't want to give up too soon before every angle and piece of evidence | is thoroughly examined. "If we find anything," he I said, "We'll divide the treasur­ es and give the land to the government for an historic site." Dana Meat Storage Times Q. Would you list the recommended storage times for keeping beef, lamb, and pork roasts frozen, bacon and hot dogs, luncheon meats and sausage? A. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends frozen storage time limits as follows: Beef and lamb roasts, eight to 12 months; pork and veal roasts, four to eight months; bacon no more than a month; hot dogs a couple of weeks, and luncheon meats and sausage — DON'T! This last is not because these meats might poison you, but be- ^ : cause quality and flavors are affected, if frozen. Nutrition Q. I have been very much disturbed since reading reports that cereals lack enough protein to be useful breakfast foods. We have tried to avoid the "empty calories" they talk about. Is there any handy source of information available as to which cereals do provide nutrition? A. After studying the research reports and statements presented to Congress by various food specialists on this subject, I have concluded it is one more area in which sweeping conclusions have been based on too small a fact foundation. Breakfast represents only part of the day's intake, and to expect it to provide nutrition enough for the whole day is pretty silly. If you would like to see some interesting facts about cereals and nutrition, you might write the Cereal Institute, 135 South La Salle St., Chicago, 111. 60603, and ask for a copy of their leaflet, "20 Facts About Cereals and Nutrition." Enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope to help fill your request speedily. Heat Kills Bacteria Q. We are concerned in my family about the possibility that bacteria might be transferred from infected clothing or bedding in the washing machines we use, along with a number of other families in our apartment house. Is there any safeguard we can use to prevent this? A. A new study recently released by the Agricultural Research Service of the Department of Agriculture indicates that the temperature of the water used is the most important factor in avoiding transfer of viruses from one fabric to another. In the tests they found that even sterile fabrics were indeed often contaminated by viruses and that the detergent used made little difference. But the temperature of the water did. When very hot water was used, the fabric showed very little detectable bacteria even of a very persistent type. But remem. ber it takes three to five minutes in boiling water to kill "staph'' or 20 minutes in water whose temperature is 140 degrees. Rinse water from cold or warm-water washings contained some virus. But washing machines, themselves, can hold bacteria alive on the inner surface. Occasionally the machine should be conditioned by a 15-minute cycle of hot water with disinfectant. Tire Tread Check Q. Is there any general law as to checking the depth of tire treads that are on cars now on the road? I have heard that inspections are being made now to check those not allowed A. The Tire Industry Safety Council says that "bald tires" — those having a tread depth of l/16th inch or less — are illegal in many states. Minimum tread laws are being currently enforced in 29 states. The Office of Vehicle Systems Research of the U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that as many as one-third of the cars on the highway are riding on at least one bald tire. That means around 29,769,700 cars are potentially dangerous — to their riders and others. It is important to check your tire treads regularly. (Margaret Dana welcomes opinions and questions on buying and will use them in her columns as rapidly as research and space permit. Personal answers are impossible due to large volume of mail from readers. Send your questions to The Hutchinson News, Box 190, and we will forward them.—Ed. SAVE 15% to 25% DENBY& LANGLEY STONEWARE handcrafted in England • SAVE 25% ON 4-PIECE PLACE SETTINGS • SAVE 15% ON ALL OPEN STOCK October 11 to 23,1971 A rare opportunity for you. Denby and Langley Stoneware offered at special savings. Now is the time to buy the Denby and Langley you've always wanted... or to add the pieces you need. And there, are so many marvelous oven-to-fable-to- 1 reezer serving accessories! Special Denby and Langley Stoneware clays give exceptional strength and chip-resistance. Completely safe in any dishwasher or detergent. Guaranteed for one year against damage from extremes of temperatures in oven or freezer. CAMELOT— Classically simple lines and a unique sculptured motif, in gloriously neu* tral Royal Olive and White. 4 -pc place setting &$10.05 All open stock and serving accessories reduced 15% Sending Music for Museum PORT MORESBY, New| Guinea (AP) — American anthropologist Dr. Margaret Mead plans to send traditional music from a remote New Guinean island to the American Museum of Natural History. Dr. Mead has asked the government radio station at We- wak for a tape recording of the music of Ponam Island in the Manus Island group. She has made a special study of the Manus Islands and has published two books on her several visits to the area since | 1928. Trade Report TEL AVIV (AP) - An Israeli trade mission to three African states has concluded a $350,000 sale of building materials, electrical equipment, pharmaceuticals and household items. The countries are Congo Kinshasa, (Zambia and Malawi. SAMARKAND—Samarkand's basic hue is delicately mottled Charcoal Brown. 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