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14i~TheGlonvilleDemocrat/Pathrmder August 21, 1975 A howling blizzard was unheard "I never inside. Even if the supper fire of rain." buffalo chips went out at bedtime, the house. Roofs Welfare Commissioner Thomas R. temperature rarely dropped to poles and "Finder today announced the signing of In announcing the contract, freezing by morning. In the summer a which dl a t:ontract between the West Virginia Commissioner Tinder expressed his IOOYEARS OFCOAL Still to be overcome is a meier soddy was as cool as a cave. gully-washer I~partment of Welfare and the West appreciation for the cooperation the problem: Commercial gasification Saddles could not burn, withstand- Sod houses Virginia Division of Vocational Department of Welfare has received America's underground coal re- plants need one pound of water for ing b:th prairie grassfires and flaming few years - 1 India arrows, house could Rehabilitation to provide shelteredfrom the Divisio, n of Vocational serves may fill in the nation's energy each pound of coal converted into gas. workshop services to low-income Rehabilition in making this type of gap. giving enough critical time toThe need for vast quantifies of water Flo~i~ were dirt, pounded hard. hoped. A re. service available. "'Through contracts learn new ways to tap the wind. the also plagues engineerstrying to S me i es a snake or prairie dog perhaps as s il handicapped individuals throughout such as this one. we are able to might burrow up in the middle of the the energy cl the State. atom, and the sun, according to perfect ways to liquefy coal. ~!! This contract, signed in behalf of multiply the effect of public monies. National Geographic. The problem is compounded in manyfloor to the surprise of all. ... :'-':':':" .:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:. thus enabling all agencies involved to "Even if we triple our coal western coal regions by a water ~.~$..............~.:.:.:...:...:.:...:.:.~.......:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:::::::::::::::::::................................................................................. ............... ,:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:::....::;:.:~" ,. the Division of Vocational Rehabilita- reach more individuals with a greater tion by its director. Thorold S. Funk, is production, there is at least a scarcity that seems to stymie the idea :::::::. designed to teach low-income handi-variety of services.' century's worth of fuel down there." of turningcoalintogasorliquidfuel i!iiiiil How Pa Paid His Subscl i capped individuals basic work skills Terms of the contract specify that writes Gordon Young in the August and transporting it directlyto and work adjustment in preparation the Division of Vocational Rehabilita- magazine, consumers by pipeline, iiiiii!iiii The following poem was brought to our at~ for holding jobs in the competitive tion will provide 25 percent matching Turning coal into gas, as our labor market or long-term employment funds, or $200,000 with the Depart-grandfathers did, or ,into oil andSODDIES !iiiii!ifriend whose name remains unknown. The for individuals who are able to make ment of Welfare's Federal share at gasoline, as World War II Germany Now that we've learned to cook like iii!iiiiwritten some years back by an author the transition from the workshop to $600.000. This funding is made did. maymeetthegrowingshortageof a caveman(onabackyardbarbecue), ii!iiiiiremamsamystery. We gotachucklefromit available through Title IV-A of thenatural gas and petroleum, industry we're going to start living like him (in a our readers would too. hole in the ground). "While I was in the village, ms. I paid up every bill; competitive employment. Social Security Act. reserachers told him. este De A" ew t iiI LL !El ,VICE trillion tons of coal- a fourth of the comes to mind as scientists dig mtothe planet's known reserves -- but idea of underground housing to save currently only some 217 billion tons, or energy for heating and cooling. Myers Pumps Sales & Service 7 per cent. is economically recover- Their tests and calculations are ~! anything but whimsical. They show able. About two-thirds lies deep that buried buildings may save 75 per DRILLING CLEANING OUT underground. cent of what it takes to heat or cool I NOW ARRIVING [Fall & Winter Merchandise] Slack & Pants Suits by the Dozens Tops & Shirts Galore Shou & Boots - Chippewa - Sheboygan and Georgia Giant by the Hundreds. IT'S James Department Store We're "'On The Square" (;rantsville IIIIIII I NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS Come In To Our Newly Remodeled Store Buy carpet that suits your taste at a low-low price. The carpet you pick out can be ready and installed in one week. Open 6 days a week from 9:00 A.M. to 5 P.M. and Friday open till 8:00 evenings by appointment. FREE ESTIMATES YOUR BUSINESS WE DO APPRECIATE! 628 Lion Ave. V2 mi. from Glenville Weston OUR AIM IS TO SATISFY YOU on Rt. 33 269-4166 We will move furniture 462-8737 Darrell [Peanut] Foster. Owner Coal vs. Oil "We own a source of energy that exceeds the more publicized one in the Middle East." Mr. Young says. Nearly 90 per cent of the world's coal deposits lie in three countries: the Soviet Union, the United States, and the Peoples Republic of China. Western Europe. with less coal to begin with, has been using its reserves for more than a thousand years. The writer ranged from the deep shaft coal mines of Pennsylvania to the strip mines of Wyoming, talking with miners, coal producers, conservation- ists. and government energy experts. Once the coal is mined, the next problem is finding the most efficient way to deliver its locked-in energy to the consumer. Coal can be moved by railroad, the traditional way. Or it could be burned in a power plant at the mine to generate electricity and its energy sent across country via high voltage lines. The coal also can be pulverized and mixed with water into a slurry and then pumped through a pipeline, such as the 273-mile line that runs from Arizona mines to southern Nevada, where the water is centrifuged out and the coal burned in a power plant. Can Be Transformed Or the coal can be turned into coal gas or liquid fuel. Low heat-energy gas is the usual product made in gasifying coal, but now an additional step boosts the methand content of the coal gas so it has as high a heat-energy level as commercial natural gas. / appliances in one... 1 3.6 CU, FT. REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER 3.79 u. ft. freezer. CoiHree back. Two Ice 'n Easy trays under Only 30" wide, 64" high. protective package rack. Automatic defrosting in re- MODEL TB-14S frtgeratm" section. Twin vegetable bins. NOW with trade ONLY buildings above ground, the National i!!::ili! ;.:.:.:. Geographic Society says. :i:i:i:i Most of the subsurface buildings :::::::: now planned by architects and builders are nothing like tunnels, mine :::::::: shafts, or caves, i::i!i::i Buried Bookstores !:i:!:i :.:.:.:. Designs are intended to save the .::::::: ....%. occupants as much as possible from:.:.:.:""" feeling they are living or workingiiiii!i underground. Many below-ground !!i!i!i! buildings open onto large dug-out iiiiii::! courtyards that trap light and .... .:.:.:-: sunshine. :::::::: ,,%*.., To test energy savings of under- iSiS ground buildings, the National Science SiS! .,*...., Foundation has granted $206,400 for i!::i::i::i instruments to be installed in a buried !iiii!i! bookstore on - or under - the campus i::!iii i of the University of Minnesota. A i:i:i:i: similar bookstore at Ithaca, New York, :::::::: ,:.:.:.: serves Cornell University students. :::::::: Whatever they learn may not be all:::::::: i::::::: that new, Sixty-five to 100 years ago. hundreds of thousands of Americans lived relatively snugly underground as they pioneered the largely treeless plains. At first they lived in dugouts. usually greatly enlarged burrows of prairie dogs or other animals along the low hills. Sometimes the roofs were crushed by wandering herds of buffalo. But with such amenities as a buffalo robe over the door and with a chimney hole in the dirt roof, occupants faced up to ,. winter's worst. ~ "Our dugout was so warm," a Nebraska homesteader's wife re- called, "that during the blizzard of ~1S88 we sat in it and let the fire go out.'* Prairie Marble ........ After a year or so they usually moved up to sod houses, low-lying with ...... walls of building blocks carefully cut from the sod of the prairie itself. Prairie marble, they called it. From 1870 to 1910 more than a million sod houses were built on the plains stretching from southern Texas to mid-Canada. It took about an acre of prairie grassland to provide enough of the two-foot blocks of turf for the average small house. Walls were two feet thick, and a small house might weigh 90 tons, l edtterrancan Stye g ALSO AVAILABLE IN DARK SPANISH RNISH MB 1207 D8 AutomaUc tunip .AFC Customatic Unt lock - helps keep constant pleasing skin tones "Auto PreSet" controls for color, tint, and brigh ess that operate only when "Auto" button is pushed DII HOUSE OF SERVICE Payment Pkn FURNITURE Free Delivery mnmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm The grocer, butcher, hardware man. I gave them all a thrill. I didn't miss a single one. I treated all the same, For when it comes to paying bills I always play the game. What's that you ask, subscription, Well, now, 'twas getting late, So home I came-and anyhow, The printer he can wait." "Do you think, pa, that you done To pay the printer last, When he's been givin' us the neWS For two full years, and past? Don't nod your head, don't say To pass the printer by; You know he needs the money, pa, As much as you or I. Tomorrow we will go to town, And there, as sure as fate. We'll pay three years' The man who had to DAV van v/s/t Gassaw , DAV van to visit Gassaway and Weston. to all Disabled American Veterans. m ' Public Farm Sale A sponsored Veterans and WestoZz Saturd.y-August 23, 1975- 9:30 AM." veteranS A mo e S ^nON "We = ....... S- s Ot .p need * ~k~-~'""~- r ~ ._ ~ / disability 5~, \ 'i~'~[i~8r', --- ' 3 WF~STON education m I I III II ~--~-- cA~r~ ~,~ F,~M MACHa~a~ and " W#/I $$U. AT ~0.'00 A.~L ,i , qll',lllll Ill II H, , :- ~' . r~ ~ c,~. w. v~ OWNfl$ V.~tE o.,d OW~N FfI'GuSON wf$rON W VA. SY. ""--,- -., f~E M4N~RURG GAID~N CIL~ our new the DAV veterans Field problems clisabled conflict. are not benefits them. educatiO' tion. Have minimum