GREAT BRITAIN: Unanimously Decided

Creswell is a grimy Derbyshire coal-mining town, but the folk of nearby villages called it "happy Creswell." It boasts a model village housing development, a crack shooting team, a brass band famed for miles around. Its mine, reputed to be one of Britain's safest, is equipped with up-to-date conveyor and ventilation systems. Output per man-shift is two tons, nearly double the national average of 1.05.

In Creswell's mine at 4 a.m. one day last week a fire broke out 1,000 ft. below ground on one of the newly installed rubber conveyor belts. Of 99 miners in the area, 19 crawled...

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