FARMERS: Electrical Elysium

One afternoon last week a white-thatched, 72-year-old Virginia farmer named Jesse Hughes played proud host to Secretary of the Interior Ickes, Virginia's Governor Peery, Rural Electrification Administrator Morris L. Cooke, other political bigwigs. Twenty-two miles out from Washington to his place in Fairfax County, they went to inaugurate with due ceremony a completely electrified farm equipped under Government auspices.

To entertain delegates to the Third World Power Conference in Washington next month, the Rural Electrification Administration sought to demonstrate just what electricity could do for a U. S. farm. From 62...

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