Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 27, 1937 · Page 8
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 8

Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, September 27, 1937
Page 8
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Monday;' September 27, ELECTRIC LIGHT and POWER ARE TWO o f th e CHE EST THINGS WE BU Hope Municipal Water and Light Plant £' & The Hope Municipal Water and Light plant started over half a century ago with an old fashioned well and water pump, located on Division Street, Electric lights made their first appearance in 1890 when electricity was generated at the old Hope Lumber Company. The city purchased the generator and the lumber company furnished the steam. From this small beginning the municipal plant has had a steady growth and now, the City of Hope welcomes the new consumers of electricity on the Rural Electrification Lines and is happy that it can give you this new service. —Photos by Hope Star. Rural Electrification Lines under construction We feel that Mope is indeed fortunate to be surrounded by such progressive citizens; we are proud of this new association and know that through our continued association unlimited development of Hempstead County will be assured. Through the Rural Electrification system developed by Hope, communities and farm homes of Hempstead County can now enjoy the many benefits of electricity at a very low cost. i '£••: T I City Hiill of Hope CITY OF THIS IS WHAT 10c WORTH OF ELECTRICITY WILL DO IN THE HOME It will operate a vacuum cleaner approximately 4 1 /;. hours; a washing machine 4 hours: a radio l. v . and y» hours; a toaster 2 hours; a percolator 3 and '/ 2 hours; a fan 26 hours; a clock 666 hours; a 60 watt lamp 22 hours; an electric iron 2 hours. THIS IS WHAT lOc WORTH OF Li It will operate a motor to lift approximately ;-'u pounds of butter; it will shell ten InixhcN .it' i-i. I'arm helper would do in half a clay's time! :..'.. x'CTY WILL DO ON THE FARM >'.'• '>i i..i.\ '(' iVi.'i aijdvj. Ki'uiuut: it \\ ill (.'luii'it '_! •:'. ii '.v';;i iiu iiv iiu'chanical work that an a\vr,

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