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Records Lost In Missouri ig Fire OVERLAND, Mo. (UPI) Hundreds of thousands of military personnel records were destroyed early today in a fire that extensively damaged a huge building used for storing was government documents. Employes said the only personnel in the building at time of the fire were those working at the computer center on the fourth floor. No injuries were reported. Newsmen Stopped The FBI and other federal agencies refused to admit reporters through the front gates of the U.S. Military Personnel Records Center. Authorities would not speculate on the cause of the Maze. The giant complex contained records of 56 million past and current members of all branches of the U.S. military, including the reserves, said Maj. Deane H. Rooney of the center. Rooney said he believed many of the lost paper records are duplicated v on computer tape elsewhere in the country. , "Basically we're not talking about records of servicemen recently released," he said "They were mostly that of World War I and World War II persons who have already used GI bills and things like that." The fire apparently broke out a few minutes after midnight on the top floor of the six-story building. Fire officials said the blaze was confined to the fifth and sixth floors. Seven hours after ithe fire broke out, flames were still shooting from the top of the building. <5(i [6sbufg ,Ri9iste^MQil, Gotesburg,, III, THursdoy, July 12, 1973 21 There Is Still Gold in Them There Hills By TOM TIBDE NEW PASS MINE, Nev. (NEAr - Listen* Hear it? When the air is quiet one can almost feel the days of used- to-be. It was late in the 1800s. Gold Rush. Tinhorns and hur­ dy-gurdies. And this mine, on the slopes of the Desatoya Mountains, sizzling in the sun, riving. One thousand omen scratched the earth for ore; dozens of sleep shacks leaned against the wind amid the scrub and scorpions; barkeeps and whores sat at their windows waiting for eventide. There was a postoffice, a general store, a saiWbones— and of course gold. Gold, gold, gold, gold Bright and yellow, hard and cold. Gold, gold, gold, gold Good and evil,,,meek and hold. TODAY MUCH of the front- tier flavor of New Pass is long gone. The population has been reduced to one small family — Donald Jung, has wife, two vchildren and three dogs — most of the shacks have given up to the elements, the booze, the babes and the other amenities are merely anecdotes of another time. But the gold? Ah, the gold, It 's still here as before. And how, says Donald Jung. As present owner af the New Pass mine he believes millions of dollars in gold is still locked in the rocks of these hills. He believes a couple of men, working steady, can haul out $800-$1,000 worth of ore a day. To prove it for visitors, he picks up a random handful of milled dirt, puts it in a pan of water, shakes the mixture into separation — and: "See, there it is, pure gold!" DOUBTLESS, NEW PASS is well endowed. The chief reason the century-old mine was abandoned in the past is that the world price of the metal did not allow profitable extraction. For decades the world price of gold was officially $35 a troy ounce. Increases in recent years, to the current $45.22, have been minimal. Even the unofficial open market price has, in the past, most of the time, been discouraging to miners. But now, says Don Jung, "the dam has busted." The market price of gold has been over $100 for two months, has bloated to $125 on occasion, and some say $150 may be reached eventually. The price rise, to be sure, is the motivation behind Jung's mining operation. No romantic he, no dreamer either, he was until recently a comfortable member of the routine middle class. A mining engineer, working for a Nevada mercury mining corporation, he had no intention of grabbing a pick and shovel of his own. Prospecting, he slays, was too risky. But he did have a feeling about New Pass. During college he had studied some rocks from the mine and thought them to be "promising." So, as he explains it, when the price of gold began to climb, he 'ecided to take the plunge. He leased hundreds of acres of New Pass and talked the government out of a $50,000 prospecting loan (if he fails here, repayment of the loan is voided; if he strikes ore he must repay at a rate of 5 per cent of his annual findings). Now, a year and a half into his venture, Jung says he hasn't made a dime—"But as soon as we get to the rich vein I know we will make it big." OPTIMISM IS of course both the cause and the curse of prospectors. But Jung is not the only one salted with it these days. Evidently, he is just one of many equally enthusiastic Americans working at or at least thinking >about what is being called (exaggeratedly) the "space- age gold rush." Indeed, there is considerable activity. The U. S. Bureau of Mines estimates there are at least 80 million ounces of gold left in American soil. No wonder then that gold panning clinics have started in some Western states. Sales of metal and mining equipment is brisk. Applications for government prospecting loans have increased dramatically. Says Paul Gemmill, executive secretary of the Nevada Mining Association: "The hills are crawling with weekenders looking for fortunes." THE FORTUNES are not likely to be found, for weekenders anyway. Notwithstanding the Cailifomlan who last year found a 28-ounce nugget in the High Sierras, gold these days is simply not ly- Burundi, Rwanda Share Problems By PHIL NEWSOM UPI Foreign News Analyst Burundi and Rwanda, two African countries with strangely euphonic naimies, lie amid green hills and blue lakes. The Nile has its source in the region and Stanley met Livingstone there. Foreign News Commentary The two small, landlocked countries share more than the beauty of their setting. They share grinding poverty, over- PRICED FROM Timex Watches For Back-to-School and Vacation! Select Now . . . Use Our Convenient Layaway Plan Priced From 7.95 tO $24.95 TIMEX ELECTRICS $25.00 to $125.00 Over 90 Models to Choose From. See Our Large Display. Berl Nord Jeweler Official Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Timo Inspector Located Elsa Marie Shop — 314 E Main population and a heritage of violence going back hundreds of years ago to feudal days. They are the home of the Tutsis, the masters, and the Hutus, traditionally the servants. In Rwanda, in the first week of July, the government of President Gregoire Kayibanda fell to a military coup which he himself had predicted. The coup leaders said they dissolved the government "be cause it has done nothing.' Army leaders were reported unhappy with Kayibanda's dispersal of jobs and privileges to people from his own region and with the country's general economic and social -stagnation. Only about 85,000 of Rwanda's 3.5 million people have steady jobs. From refugees escaping from Burundi have come new reports of slaughter of Hutus by the Tutsis, apparently a carry-over from last year's ill-timed coup attempt by the Hutus -and siavage reprisals by the Tutsis. Tutsis in Minority The Tultsis are a Hamitic people, who came from the north with their cattle. Their features ane finely chiseled in the way of the Ethiopians or the Somalis. Many are close to seven feet tall. The Huibus are of a stocky build and came from the southwest. The Tutsis provided them with cattle and the Hutus, in turn, provided services, forming the background of a feudal society which continued first under German and then under Belgian rule. In both countries the Tutsis iart in the minority, making up only about 15 per cent of the population. Both achieved independence from Belgium in 1962, but the elthnic struggle between the two groups goes back to before independence. In Rwanda, the majority Hutus overthrew the Tutsi leadership in 1959 after a series of clashes that took 20,000 Tutsi lives and drove 200,000 into exile. Two Weeks of Terror In Burundi, the Tutsis have continued to rule despite several violent attempts by the Hutus to overthrow them. Last year bands of dissident Hutus invaded Burundi from neighboring Tanzania and con­ ducted a reign of terror tasting about two weeks before the Tutsi army regained control. The Hutus reportedly were drugged and believed themselves impervious to bullets. Using the Hutus invasion as a pretext, the Tutsis then set about the systematic elimination of all Hutus capable of leadership. They included the wealthy, soldiers, civil ser vants, teachers and students. An estimated 100,000 Hutus were killed. Some 75,000 more fled into exile, many to Tanzania. Outsiders are not welcome in Burundi and repents both to the United States and to the United Nations are sketchy and con flicting. The U.S. attitude toward events in Burundi has been sharply criticized by the Carnegie Endowment for Inter national Peace. It said U.S. reaction to events last year was | "largely a record of indifference, inertia and irresponsibility." ing around for the taking. Don Jung's operation at New Pass, for example, is a combination of hard money, hard work and intelligence. Anything less is a waste of time. "Gold," says Jung, "is usually invisible." It's contained in ordinary looking stones. Jung has sunk his research 500 feet down and on a 1,400-foot drift just to get to a spot where the rock "may be" valuable. If it is, it will be dynamited loose, hauled out and then milled. In the mill the rock will be crushed several times to sand- size particles where it will then be washed over a series of copper plates. "DURING THE crushing," Jung says, "mercury in <he rock will amalgamate with the gold in the rock. Then the mercury will stick to the copper plates. When we burn the mercury off, we'll be left, we hope, with the gold." Obviously, it's no weekend chore. Obviously, too, the days of the "eureka" ended with the hurdyigurdy. Jung is currently working sunup to sundown, seven days a week, in temperatures as high as 105 degrees, in the mere hope of one day squeezing a hallf-ouncc of gold from each ton of rock. "It's not easy," he says. Still, there's no discouraging anyone on this space age gold rush. Think of it, says Jung, "even the dirt on my face is worth something." 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