Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 21, 1976 · Page 16
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 16

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 21, 1976
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16 · NorhSwMl Arkamai TtMH, W»d., April 21, 19/4 FAY RTTEY1LI.F" AKVANS A3 · · ·' ' FAIETTEYH.LE. ARKANSAS 'In Perilous Situation Stephen McEwen, 13, bailies for survival after being attacked by a gianf python as he iried to help the 15-foot- long reptile shed its skin in a replile park nt ' Gosford, New South Wales. TKe anguish of the struggle is mirrored in the faces of McEwen and. his rescaer, Eric Worrell, who owns the park. The youth was rescued: uninjured in the incident. (AP Wirephoto) NEWS WHILE IT IS NEWS IN THE TIMES Vermont Electricity Company Turns Back To Wood For Fuel I After Three Decades Of Service · DURLINGTON, VI. (AP) -- lungry for fiiol to power its enerators of the future, a Vermont electricity company, IB urning to the nation's most jop'ular energy source of a ccn- ury HEO: wood, Green'.Mountain Power Corp. lopes to build a . SO-mc^awatt plant within the next decade, ind company officials tcntlv- ively plan to harvest Vcr- nont's abundant forests to fire he sixain-driven generator. W o o d burns efficiently browing off lots of licit ind iltle pollution, said William Beardslcy, executive assistant at Green Mountain Power. H also is readily available and therefore inexpensive, and requires little new technology iie said. Beardsley, whose job includes planning for the state's second largest utility, says A f i n a l deci sion on a for the $50-mil lion generator won't be made until later this year. "But oT the three possible sources -coal, oil and wood -- wood ts looking more and more f-uor able, and ^ \ e \ e tentitt\eb dc cid.od on It for our next plant, he said The new look at .wood was prompted by stricter" environmental regulations and sharpls rising costs of other fuels e\ plained Beardsley Enviromricntaliv. . w o o r stacks up well against coal ant oil. "The particle matter givpn off \vhen wood is burned r much larger.than, for example w i t h , . c o a t , " said Beardslcy "It's much easier-16 trap as i goes UP.the stack." As a result costly · anUnDilution equipmcn is not necessary. , ; ; And wood doesn't give off sul fur, w h i c h : £s_ released who coal is'burned, ho said. The plentiful supply also at traded Green Mountain Powe "Wood can l)e obtained locall is renewable and requires litli/ processing," he said. Elec tricity produced by a - woo* powered generator - would co % mill less per kilowatt hou than at a plant using low-sulfu coal, . according IQ compan projections; , Much of Ihe oil used by eivir- iy-dcpendenl New . England :otnes from (he.Middle East, vhile low-sulphur coalniust be rnnsported from the Midwest. Harvesting llic wood presents h.« biggest" challenge to the itility and will be a major 'Facer in determining the fuel'For lib power station, said Boardley, The technology of using wood o produce.'steam is as old as lie nation's first" trains. Dut the concept', ol cutting rees specifically to fuel power !iwls is new and deserves careful attention, considering Green Mountain Power's plant would · consume 'about 400.00C ons .of wood a year, said Bcardsloy. ,The plant would : burn trees .hat could not be used for lum- 3Cr and otherwise would, go'to waste. The loggers would use a chi- iharosier, : a giant .praying mantis on rubber tires that con US. To Teach Troops German. iumes a: trpc in about 30 sec- o n d s , and'.'blows small -''wood chipsj'out its. other .end directly nlo 20 ton Ua-tor trailer joxcs Beardslcv said Chip tarvcsters- 1 now" arc .used in some pulp .logging operations, Nonetheless, Beardsley dc.osn't sec wood as a permanent solution Eo the ulcc- ;ncal mdustrj s energy needs Grooming the forests 10 make iicldiiionEil space to plant better trees, coupled with scientists' attempts to usy» wood fibers in manufacturing synthetics, even tiially will make wood ,lo expensive to burn, he speculated, '\Ve look at wood remaining a feasible fuel for only 30. years o'r ,so,V · · Beardsley · said.' "Tt would be a -short-term .bridge until technology' is refined on solnr energy and nuclear breeder reactors." A site for. the plant, which could go on line as early as 1983," has not been selected; but would hav,» to be near'a olenti- lul wood supply,' said Beardsley, Many areas of (he ^statc have chough surplus trecs'with- in a 35-mile radius to support a. riant the .size Green Mountain Power plans, he said. By^.HUBERT J . . E K B BERLIN AP) -- After llirco dct'diles' 0! service in Germany, Iho .U.S.-Army has launched a rmmHtory piogiam to teach its 'troops': lhc : .language of (lie The educational work dono in the' Berlin Brigade is held up as a model ol what can be tiecom- ulisbcd In classroom \\ork no\\ u n d e r , way .,at. all. Army in slallations £11 West Germany. The A r m y , also is taking steps to expose new, commanders to German before they leave Ihe United States. Getting often reluctant GIs to study German is a pel.''project of Gen. George S. Bianchard, commander · of U.S. Army Eu ; rope. In a West Berlin interview, Blanchard s a i d . h e has broad encd an origunl 10 to 50 hour concept for younger,new arriV; als to include, a mandatory program of up : to 120 hours ol instruction tor senior officers.and noncommissioned officers. CHIEF APPROVES The Army chief . of staff, Blanchard said, has approved giving all new battalion, brigade and di\ ision !L\ el com States before they -depart for ermany. This program lakes ull effect July.l. A knowledge of German is in- Uspcnsablo to belter, cpmmu- ty relations as \wll as impoi ant (JpeivUionally, /Blanchard Icclaicd. Ho said that :added language capability is but another step for Hie Army.iiirEurbpe as t becomes more ' tiu'alifiedun iis men anil much better equipped, On the personal side, · Blan clrtird added, . it Becomes i question of helping to g i \ t ts pec fally the young soldiers in Germing a sense of Filling in imbrig the German population. Tver never .seen an .Atneri can soldier -who has - a -good German friend "w'io- is unhappy Germany,!' t h e . Four-star commander observed. EFFECTIVE 'TEACHER BlancK'ard : said the · most ef- Icclivc- teacher he has scon sc Far w a s a young Gciman girl teaching, at one Army post. I h e first thing she taughl the soldiers was how to meet a young German girl witlioct getting their. faces .slapped,",'' he added. ''You' don't .just say mantlcrs. Assigned to Germany i 120-hour, course at the Arm; language school in the Umtec 'Hello, Baby 1 Bla'nchard maintained tha changed limes tighter monej Fewer-marks lo-lhe : dollar anc other, influences have causet the GI in himself more and more. Jut. he said, Ihe effort, .to''get he ' men , out^ o f '.he barracks id circulating is an objective hat.must be undertaken. Sgl 1 C James While of ,ouisville, Ky., who is taking lie course in West Berlin, said: 'I've been .in' Germany; 11 years, three tours, and this'.'is ;he first time J ever studied German. Before all im\ed up This progiam is straightening it out for me "But how welt it comes ucross is .still up to tbe,ability and interest/of the guy taking the course, Fireman Course ~+r A- twb-Vvcek firs training course is c u r i c n t i being contl uclcd at Fayettcville's .Central Firp Station, according to'-'Fira Chief -diaries McWhorler ·-" Mc)VhorEoi sud that -the course is sponsored : by:the Fira 1'raining Academy of the South* western Vocational Technical Sctiobl and is held · to benefit all - firemen in : Northwest Arkansas _, McWhorler said tbe I r m n n g sessions urc being htld at night and co\cr f u e appara'us and u r n in I f ire. streams. OPEN DAILY 9:30-9:30; SUNDAY: CLOSED WED., THURS., FBI., SAT. 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