Iran: Water & Blood

On a platform jutting from a sheer, null gorge in the Zagros Mountains, the Shah of Iran picked up a ceremonial telephone and spoke an order. Seconds later, tons of water from the Ab-i-Diz River below crashed through sluice gates and began turning giant dynamos. A knot of Cabinet ministers, diplomats and engineers burst into hat-waving cheers as. down in the canyon, electricity began flowing into Moslem villages that had never before known the magic of plug-in power.

Thus last week Iran's huge, $67.2 million "Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlevi Dam." highest in the Middle East*...

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