POWER: Dr. Raver Marches On

Last week the biggest thing mankind has ever made began to spurt power . As Grand Coulee's first bolt of electricity sped to Bonneville's Government-owned transmission lines, it signaled the start of another round in an old, old fight : public v. private power.

To the people of the Pacific Northwest, public power is nothing new. Seattle has had a municipal utility since 1905, and some other towns in Washington and Ore gon have had them even longer. But behind these scattered outposts lies a web of big private systems, covering a far wider area than the famed British grid....

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