CANADA: Fireworks on the Riverbanks

Standing on a beflagged platform in a newly mown oat field near Massena, N.Y. one afternoon last week, New York's Governor Thomas E. Dewey pressed a buzzer. Some two miles away in the St. Lawrence River, buried dynamite charges exploded, hurling geysers of water into the air. Fireworks burst overhead, releasing a rain of miniature U.S. flags and Canadian ensigns. At long last construction was started on the huge electric-power project undertaken jointly by the State of New York and the Canadian Province of Ontario. Said Dewey: "The crapehangers may now soak their heads. This is a day of triumph!"


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