The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 13, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 13, 1955
Page 7
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TUEIDAY, iEPTIMBER 18, BtTTHEYILLl! (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Face of Nia.gra. Falls Gets Beauty Treatment By JAMES MONTAGNES NEA Special Correspondent NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — (NEA) — Niagara Falls is having its face lifted. To make sure that the famous falls will look as magnificent for future honeymooners and world tourists in the years to come, the United States ahd Canadian governments are doing a $17,500,000 beauty job on the crest of the waterfall. It is expected to be completed by 1957. When the French missionary and explorer, Father Louis Hennepin, first saw the Niagara Falls ip 1678 the drop into the Niagara .River was almost 1.000 feet further than it is today. Since records of the crest of the waterfall have been kept since 1784 the falls have receded 865 feet, more than half of this In the first 78 years. Vie.of ihe falls for hydro-electric power has'Slowed down the recession considerably. Once- the falls was an unbroken line of water falling from Lake Erie into the Niagara River. Gradually rocks fell off and two sections were formed, the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. The former is in the United States, the latter straddles the International boundary. In recent years there have been a number of rock slides which have left more spots in both falls. Ice carries the water in a foaming torrent down to Lake Ontario. The face lifting job is being done by the United States Army Corps of Engineers on the United States side and by the Ontario Hydro- Electric Power Commission on the Canadian side. The project consists of first building a control structure on the Canadian side above the falls, so that the amount of water falling over the crest can be controlled. Then the rapids near both shores will be excavated to make for a more even flow over the crest, and sections near the shore will be filled in to provide better vantage points from which to see the'plung- ing waters. A,.start on saving the face of Niagara FallS'Was made during the Second World War when a weir was submerged on the Canadian side of the river about 1V 2 miles upstream from the falls. This weir floes have also carrltd away sec- not only provided more water di- tions of the rock over which the | version for electric power genera- water used to plunge. j tion, then greatly needed on both Now under an international trea-! sides of the international border, ty signed in 2950. Niagara Falls is >><" " also maintained the natural being given a new appearance, so level of the water. In fact it m- that the Horseshoe Falls will pre- "eased the flow over the American sent an unbroken front of water Falls, enhancing its appearance tumbling 160 feet down from the considerably, rapids in the upper Niagara River • • • to the lower Niagara River which! When englneeri OB both sides of the riyer began studies of how to obtain more electric power from Niagara Falls and at the same time fight erosion, water surface and river-bed surveys were so difficult that conventio:»l methods were out of the question. The steep cliff surfaces and the turbulent waters meant thai kytoon balloons and helicopters had to be used to provide sky-hooks from which to hang survey equipment. In one section on the American side of the river trees and a narrow channel required an even more ingenious method of surveying Searchlights with 800 million candle-power were used and engineers found their figures by taking measurements of water reflections from the searchlight beams. On both the United States and Canadian sides of the Horseshoe Falls rock and earth will be excavated. 24,000 cubic yards on the U. S. side, and 64,000 cubic yards on the Canadian side. This will allow the waters to flow over sections which have til! now been qnly partly under water. Near these excavations small areas will be filled in as well and have concrete retaining walls, so that visitors will be able to better see the unbroken crest of the Horseshoe Falls. AERIAL VFEW OF FACE-LIFTING: Dl»- jrrammed photo shows the work now under way at .Vfairara Falls to beautify this major tourist attraction. Near lop is location of the 13 sluices that will form the control structure, while on both Hanks are excavation and fill work to be done b) 195*. For a penny electricity does the dishes* That's all H costs for electricity to wash and dry the dinner dishes In the average electric dishwasher. All over your home, electricity works in many ways, for mere pennies a day. H washes, cooks, cleans, Lights. Electric service is the biggest bargain in your family budget. And the men and women of your electric company work constantly to keep it that way. Ark-Mo Power Co. *BM«I on hotiMhold nt«* Education Chief Says State's Schools Are Off to Better Start LITTUE BOCK UP) — Arkansai Education Commissioner Arch Ford »ld yesterday the state's public schools this term "are making a better start than many people expected." Ford, meeting with the stat* Board of Education, added, however, that "teachers' salaries »re by no means adequate, and there is definitely a shortage of qualified instructors." But the commissioner noted that only 30 "emergency permits" have been granted for teachers with partial training, while it had.been expected about 500 such permits would have,-to be issued. The failure of the 1966 Legislature to provide additional school funds had led some educators to predict * big shortage of teachers and the possibility of shortened terms in some school district*. Ford told the board that a number of areas are making good progress in equalizing property assessments, directed by the legislature as one means of bringing in more school revenue. The commissioner cited as examples equalization drives in Little Rock, Russellville, Morrilton and Conway, and in Union and Ouachita Counties. Video Expert Forsees Future 'Super-Clinic 1 PHILADELPHIA (If}— A "super- clinic of the future"—linking doctors of the world by television—was envisioned by a New York electronics and TV consultant. Dr. Alfred N. Goldsmith said He foresaw the possibility — perhaps "within five to 15 years"—of televising a medical problem, such as symptoms of a rare disease, around the world in a tenth of a second, thus marshaling the talents of many experts for quick advice to the part of the world affected. He told a reporter this in amplifying on remarks prepared for the opening session of the 20th annual congress of the American and Canadian sections of the International College oi Surgeons. Goldsmith told the doctors: "Television S3 - mposia provide new means for tying together, by interconnection, widely separated hospitals and thus combining them' into the superclinic of the future. [ The most expert knowledge of each ' will be available to all." Congress demobilized the first American army in 1783. - GUARANTEED " Always & Good&?4 FREE! Shetland Pony Complete with Bridle and Saddle, to be Given Away in Front of our Store. Fri. - Sept. 30th Register Now . . . Any Boy Between Ages of 4 and 14. 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