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EUROPE'S COAL NEEDS

America May Be Forced To Default On Commitment RELEASE QF MIXERS URGED Rec. 10. WASHINGTON, Aug. 1. The deputy-Solid Fuels Administrator, Mr. C. J. Potter, told the Mead Committee that all war industries, including steel mills, face a contraction to the four-day weekly production next winter unless 30,000 experienced miners are given furlough from the army. Mr. Potter's warning came after Mr. Harold Ickes, the Oil Fuel Administrator, had declared that the coal situation had become such that the people were faced with the war's worst winter. He added that the army frowned on the miners' release but if men were not available the United States might be forced to default on the commitment to send 1,000.000 tons of bituminous coal to devastated Europe. The New York Herald-Tribune says that high officials believe Europe's coal needs can be relieved and possibly met if Mr. Attlee joins President Truman, General de Gaulle and Generalissimo Stalin in approving the directive and ordering the unified control of German coal production, z

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EUROPE'S COAL NEEDS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 181, 2 August 1945

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EUROPE'S COAL NEEDS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 181, 2 August 1945

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