SOMEONE presses a button and electricity makes the breakfast toast, lights streets and homes, turns factory wheels, pumps water to thirsty farm lands, and performs a myriad of other tasks.
In a short space of years electric power has become an essential of everyday life, relied upon by industrial, domestic, and agricultural consumers. A cheap supply of power has become as indispensable to farm, factory, and home as a cheap supply of water, a factor to be reckoned with in the problem of making a living and in living itself. It is also one of the basic elements of national defense.
Yet, full use of this willing servant long has been denied large areas of the country and large numbers of its citizens.
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Publication information: Book title: America Builds: The Record of PWA. Contributors: Public Works Administration - OrganizationName. Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office. Place of publication: Washington, DC. Publication year: 1939. Page number: 115.
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