Tlie good news: It all worked out as planned. And the next morning, as people headed out to work, they found that Buffalo's streetcars were running on Niagara's power, transmitted over wires strung by the General Elecinc Co.
Tesla's discovery — a rotating mag-
_ netic field produced by two or more currents alternating out of step — opened a new era of electric light and hydropower.
Among those attending the "Century or Electrical Energy" conference here was William H. Terbo, the honorary chairman of the 3,500-member Tesla Memorial Society Inc., based in Lackawanna.
Terbo, who lives in Scotch Plains. N.J., is one of four direct descendants of Tesla. Mostly forgotten for decades, the famous inventor who died in 1943 gained new prominence during the nation's Bicentennial in 1976, Terbo said, delighted that his granduncle was being honored after 100 years.
■ ROAD REPORT: That road through Joseph Davis State Park, linking Pletcher Road and Lower River Road, will be closed for the winter, beginning Dt\ 1
At Artpark in Lewiston, the Portage Road entrance to the upper park area an 1 the fishermen's trail parking lot also ^ : be closed.
The district state parks commissi which administers both parklands. . the roadways to reduce costs for pi ^ , and maintenance.
■ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: lithe Billionaires Club, with a 'b.' " said i Shumny, a marketing consulta!.1 ' Casino Niagara, describing an exclu> -lounge on the upper floor of the m -attraction ready to open Dec. 9. A reporter wondered if he meant "Millionaires Club."
Shumny shot back: "No. I said 'Billion aires.' Everyone's a millionaire thrse days."
■ ON THE LINE: People interested in obtaining information from the W«>icrn New York Coalition Against Casino <.,iiu bling may call 882-1793. The coalition i-located at 1272 Delaware Ave , Buffalo. N.Y. 14209-24%.
Don Glynn is a wt< ran Ga&tte report,t. edtlor and columnist, //is column apfkdry Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
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