Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 4, 1976 · Page 31
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 31

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 4, 1976
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I3C -M 4, 1976 Sunday GaieHe-Mail Charleston, West Virginia N. Y. Times to Publish Braille Edition New York Timei Beginning Monday, the Library of Congress will start publishing a Braille edition of The New York Times Large Type Weekly. The library said it would mark the first time that a national-circulation newspaper had been Brailled regularly and distributed nationally to blind readers. The tabloid-sized edition of The New York Times Large Type Weekly for readers with impaired vision, published every Monday, has a national circulation of about 11,000. Blind readers interested in a free subscription to the Braille edition should send requests to : National Braille Press Inc., 88 St. Stephen Street, Boston, Mass. 02115. Readers interested in the large-type edition should write to: Large Type, New York Times Company, 229 West 43rd Street, New York, N.Y., 10036. VACATION TIME! WHYNOTPURCHASE YOUR TRAVELERS CHECKS AT- A of SOUTH CHAKLESTOM South Chorlulon, Will Virginia Youf Account Insuied up lo $40.000 Phone 7«-M:M Member FDIC Beams of Collapsed Silver Bridge Once On Solid Ground In 1971 Photo. Tliey Extend Through Air Due to Bank Erosion River Stealing Hundreds of Acres From Ohio, West Virginia Shores Several hundred acres of West Virginia and Ohio do not exist any more. They have succumbed to the waters of the Ohio River. Among the missing are city streets, sections of highways, corn fields, lawns, trees and parking lots. The river is stealing land from both the Ohio and West Virginia shores along the 277 miles of river border between the two states. Bank erosion is also occurring in the Kanawha River, according to the Soil Conservation Service. However, recent congressional action will enable the Army Corps of Engineers to determine what can be done to help. The Corps has already received funds to look into bank erosion at riverfront public property in Ravenswood and South Charleston. *»* ONE OF THE FIRST persons to recognize the accelerated riverbank erosion on the Ohio was the late Jesse Brown, a farmer near Point Pleasant. After the Silver Bridge collapsed and the pieces were pulled "from the river and laid out in a large field for engineering studies. Brown and Soil Conservation Service official John Cooper measured the rate of bank erosion by using the steel beams as bench marks. Brown, a supervisor of the Western Soil Conservation District board, and Cooper, district conservationist for the Soil Conservation Service, determined that the river south of Point Pleasant was taking more than four feet of West Virginia land each year. Before his death in 1974, Brown told the two conservation groups about the erosion and wrote to Sen. Robert Byrd and Rep. Ken Hechler about the problem. Norman Walter of Red House, chairman of the Great Kanawha Resource Conservation and Development steering committee, appointed a riverbank erosion committee. Walter is now chairman of that special committee and Dixie Shreve of the Soil Conservation Service here helped the committee coordinate its activities. * * * THE COMMITTEE invited property owners, industrial representatives, public officials and civic leaders to a 1971 meeting at Point Pleasant, the theme of which was that erosion of the Ohio and Kanawha banks was proceeding at a more accelerated pace than ever before. Cited as contributing to this increase were the high locks and dams that had raised the level of the rivers, the commercial and pleasure craft that use the river . and create waves, and the more powerful tugboats that churn up bigger and bigger waves as they push longer and wider groups of barges up and down the river. The committee concluded that the only solution was federal legislation providing authority and funds for river management and massive structural protection such as riprap and piling. A group toured the river from Marietta, Ohio, to Point Pleasant, observing a street at Ravenswood that had been claimed by the river. Four families along the street were losing their back yards. On the Ohio side, road fills eaten away by the river were common. The bank erosion had caused more than $9.5 million in highway damages in foiir Ohio counties from Marietta to Gallipolis, according to . Lloyd Roth of the Ohio Department of Transportation. * * * A POMEROY, OHIO, city parking lot seemed to totter on the bank's edge as the river continued to undercut the concrete. The committee leaders knew that prime agricultural land was gone forever, they observed the loss of potential industrial sites and could imagine the loss of potential jobs. They realized that tons of silt were strangling the river and its fish. At a 1973 meeting in Pomeroy, Meigs County Building Inspector James Roush urged support for legislation to correct the bank erosion. At that packed-house meeting, Charles Mclntosh of the Corps told angry landowners that "an estimated $3 million worth of damages occurs annually along the Ohio banks due to erosion." Express Derails VERSAILLES, France (AP) - The Paris-Rouen express derailed Saturday as it rolled along the tracks at more than 60 miles an hour, but none of the estimated 300 passengers was hurt, authorities reported. Three cars of the train were thrown upright across both tracks near Mantes- La-Jolie, adn service in both directions was temporarily halted. The cause of the accident was not immediately determined. Congressmen from both sides of the river supported the proposed legislation. In 1974, former President Nixon signed the Water Resources Development Act which authorized the Corps to spend $25 million over a five-year period in studying solutions to massive bank erosion along the Ohio and three other rivers. But those funds were not appropriated at that time. This year, Congress appropriated $4 million to the Corps for demonstration projects on public lands and parks. Other possible sites in West Virginia, in addition to those already financed at Ravenswood and South Charleston, are at St. Albans, New Martinsville and Moundsville. WE WILL BE CLOSED TODAY TO HONOR OUR NATION'S BIRTHDAY SHOP Tuesday 10'til 7 Itei 3712MocCORKlE AVE., CHAS.- 925-6679 CLOSED SUNDAY, JULY 4th OPEN MONDAY, JULY 5th WEACCEPT . MASTER CHARCEHERE ST. ALBANS MALL ENTIRE STOCK SWIMWEAR You'll love the look. The Feel. The comfort o our b e a u t i f u l s w i m fashions. In moillot, bikini, tunic, cut-- out REPEATING A SELLOUT! 100% POLYESTER DOUBLEKNIT PANT SUITS Misses ana Women! 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