The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1940 · Page 3
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.FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1(140 IB BnTILEO IN WYOMING'S Urges Senate to Expand U. S. Navy BI.YTHRVn.LR (ARX.)' COURIER NEWS Ten Smoldering Areas Remain; 19 Have Been Quenched i aniKTTE, Wyo., April 18 tUP) I —The tattle against mysteriously' >Jiirninb' «>al-bed fires, which In a 61'nc-iiujon's titne have consumed millions of tons of valuable fuel, i-nlcri-d Its seventh year here as the Department of Interior pushed ihe light to hall iii e destruction. C'CC (-nrollces. directed by inem- bcis of the general land olllce were marshaled for increased activity against 10 of the coal-bed fires which are eating into valuable coal deposits in the Little Thunder liasin region near here These fire-fighters extinguished 12 l the volcanie-llke blazes iast year. Seven other Jires were oht-ck- tll. The fires have been burning in the sub-bituminous coal deposits v.hieli lie just below the.surface of Iho ground for more lhan 20 years. Ac-res of valuable coal have been destroyed. Cause of the fires have never been determined definitely although they are credited to lightning, spontaneous combustion or neglected campfires. It's Hot Job Fighting these blazes — which sometimes become .so hoi that the earth surrounding them becomes inollen—is not the ordinary water- on - the - flames procedure. CCC youths who worked in th c Little Thunder Basin region .say its the "hardiest and hottest work on earth." Despite the dangers of their job. no accidents have occurred since the CCC entered the fight Hand shovels, wheelbarrows power shovels, tractors and other implements have been brought into Hie battle. The fire fighter must use these tools, lo dig out masses of the burning coal and .smother the flames with closely packed earth. Sometimes the flames have leaped 100 feet out of the ground when the fires are disturbed. Department of the Interior investigators said the fires were an "n-rcplacable drain on our natural resources" and pointed to valuable coal consumed in one fire which burned n years. Another which burned seven years, they said consumed 06,000 tons of coal contained in five und one-half acres ; ,,.Ifasln Ulrh in t'oal The" Little' Thunder bnsin jy, ratedCby geologists" 1 'as "'-probably ! the largest'.potential coal produc- i l"g region In the United States" 1 it contains some coal beds 100 i feet thick. A .single 1.000 acres' tract, it. was estimated, is capable of producing approximately 200 - OOO.MJO tons of sub-bituminous coat —enough to meet ' the entire nation's fuel needs for six months Scientists have estimated that a single acre could furnish 180,000 AT PENNEY'S PAGE THREB .Slre.ssiny Use clangor of a lingo secret navy Japan is )i-uorlcci building, at a rale outstripping Uncle Sam's, Admiral Harold II Stiii-),-, Chief of Naval Operations, recc-ntly urged Senate pii.s- s;i;!<- of .louse-approved Vinsmi Mil in increase II. S. naval ton- n.-iao. He's pictured above U-'sti- fniiH i" Washington lo .Swiale Naval Committee. tons of coal from which !iO,000 ban-els of oil and 00.000 tons ot charcoal, y.-.'th high heatlnj; value, could be obtained after oil anil gas were extracted. The Department of Interior now is sponsoring tests to determine (lie extent (o which (he coal might be used to augment the nation-, supply of gasoline and fuel oil. AND YOU'LL KNOW PENNEY'S LEAD - - - OTHERS FOLLOW!!! Chefs de Cuisine Lament American Eating Habits PHILADELPHIA (UP)—The e\ elusive Chefs de Cuisine Association of Pennsylvania urges an educational drive to do something about America's "horrible" catim: habits. "To the average American, says William Springing, president of the jjewly organized group, "a restaurant is just a filling station. He wants to drive in and get filled up as fast as possible. No wonder there is so much stomach trouble in this country."Springing, who also Is chef at the aerma.ntown Cricket Club, bc- Ucvcs'u program to educate Americans -in demanding the finest foods-iS-'n patriotic duty. | "A nation of sick people can , never be strong," he conteods. The new Timm two-place low wing type training plane is the newest of the pioneer molded planes. Tile manufacturing method is estimated to snvc about 25 per cent man hours. 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