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How Big Business" gets the most out of the Coal Pile
For the devices and maintenance materials which have conserved industrial coal piles can often be applied, in some measure at least, to smaller coal-saving problems.
For instance, the covering of heat-carrying pipes or surfaces with scientifically designed insulation is saving America's manufacturers millions of dollars' worth of heat each year-coal power that would otherwise be wasted.
Of equal importance, the loss from wear, friction and leakage has been cut to a minimum through the use of specialized "packing" devices and materials that are known to every engineer as maintenance materials - necessities to efficient plant operation.
It is a source of great satisfaction to us to
have supplied America's plants with both
This, from the author's preface, indicates that the new novel by the editor of Life is more on the lines of "Amos Judd," The Pines of Lory" and "The Last American" than like his more recent novel, "Pandora's Box." It is the somewhat romantic narrative of a woman and a reckless lover, whose control of waves of thought brings about exciting and significant happenings.
is the title (that was the nickname given the hero because of his unusual eyes).
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The German of the military class sincerely believes that democracy is impossible as a permanent form of government. He is doubtless pointing out to-day that the American people with their "impossible rights" have forced the Administration to divulge important military secrets.
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I have just read your article on AlsaceLorraine, in which you discuss the proposal of the German Government "to leave the disposition of Alsace-Lorraine to a plebiscite of inhabitants." I agree your conclusion, but not with all your argument. At the time the provinces of Alsace and Lorraine were taken by Germany from France they were a part of the territory of the French Republic, and could not of their own motion, without the consent of the French Republic, transfer their allegiance to Germany. When Germany took possession of the provinces, she did not consult the inhabitants. There is no reason in conscience or law why France should consult the inhabitants of Alsace and Lorraine as to whether she shall resume sovereignty over territory wrongfully and without consideration taken from her by Germany. The Southern States of the United States seceded from the Union and organized a Southern Confederacy. The United States Government denied the right of the Southern States to secede, and, after the defeat of the army of the Confederacy, resumed its sovereignty over the Southern States without consulting the inhabitants. Why should not the French Republic follow the example of the United States?
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