Canada at War: Royal Wildcatter


The latest wartime wildcatter is H.R.H. the Duke of Windsor. Last week on his E.P. (stands for Edvardus Princeps) ranch, 65 miles southwest of Calgary, a rotary drill was gouging the earth. The Duke had joined the search for the elusive oil pool under Alberta.

To supervise the job the Duke had called in aging Dr. Barnum Brown, a world-famed paleontologist and curator of fossil reptiles at the American Museum of Natural History, whose avocation is oil geology.

He crisscrossed the Duke's 4,000-acre ranch by plane, pointed out a likely spot for drilling. Three weeks ago the drillers dug in. Last week the...

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