National Geographic : 1944 Sep
Into a Vat a Bailing Bucket Spews Brine Lifted 3,000 Feet The bailer has just left the conical well mouth. Footpower drilled the well in three to 20 years. By jumping on and off a seesawlike "walking beam," men drove into the rock an iron bit hung from a bamboo rope. Acme Salt Stands Like BuildingStones-Salt Paves the Warehouse Floor Salt is important to China's continued resistance. Itsavors the farmer's food, preserves his pork andvegetables. Lacking delivery, hewould blame the Government monopoly. Discontent and riot follow asalt famine.