The Tennessee Valley Authority flourished in 1947 as never before. Last week, in TVA's 14th annual report to Congress, Chairman Gordon Clapp listed the facts of progress:

¶ From its 26 dams (with two more under construction), TVA supplied 15 billion kilowatt hours of electricity (ten times the 1933 rate).

¶ To run everything from sweet-potato curers to washing machines, rural consumers were using electricity at 60% above the national average, were buying it at 16% under the national average rate.

¶ By holding back flood waters in storage reservoirs, TVA engineers had prevented an estimated $7.5 million in flood damage last winter.


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