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€tutor'$ Comment a ioi lor U~]KITONTANA MINES have a large surplus of coal at this time. J-* J- Steps have been taken by the operators to interest the consumers of North and South Dakota in storing Montana coal during the spring and summer. If coal from the Montana fields, could be shipped into the western part of the Dakotas extensively during the next few months, it would mean that the Montana mines couid oper ate steadily. They could also increase their producing capacity and be in position to completely supply the home demand when coal is again at the height of its consumption. Montana coal from the mines at Roundup and from the Bear Creek field stores success/ally and if the consumers will burn the fine coal during the warm weather and leave the big lumps for the winter, there is no reason why bins should not be filled during the next few months. It must be remembered in connection with the storing of coal that these are war times," says United States Fuel Administrator Garfild. Coal consumers must be prepared to make sacrifices. The Zone System may compel some consumers to use a different grade of coal than they formerly burned. Warning hag been given that the best must be made of such conditions. Montana now has a surplus of good coal for shipment to the west ern part of the Dokotas. Much of the same coal is going into the storage bins of individual consumers in Montana and if the consumers of the Dakotas, west of the Missouri river, will place their orders at once, there is no reason why they should not begin the next winter well prepared against the cold. Ve reproduce above a statement sent out bv the Fuel Administra tor for state of Montana. This is a condition of affairs that should work for the benefit of all who live in the Dakotas provided they take advantage of the condition and put in their coal supply as sug gested this spring. We could never see the benefit of waiting until the last minute to get our fuel when we know very well that we are going to need it and that we have got to have it We hope to benefit by this condition at this school and are planning to have coal all 18.