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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - December 24, 1952, Kingsport, Tennessee18 wednesday dec. 24, 1952 Kingsport times Coal a year when expansion ends Chattanooga term of three months from now until 1956 at least one and pos Sibly two big steam tur Bogener actors Are expected to join the vast Tennessee Valley authority Power producing system. And As each Generator goes on the line the Agency s Coal Bill the remaining million tons of Coal used by Tva each year. The rest is used by Small steam plants the authority inherited when it was created in 1933. Tva s switch to steam Gener ated Power is being undertaken i or a definite reason Gordon Clapp Tva chairman says. The Tennessee River is a leap upward. At the conclusion of Tva s present steam Plant expansion preaching the end of its Deve l program the authority expects. Ozment for flood control and to be consuming 18 million tons he reported at a recent of Coal each year at its seven1 Rural electric cooperative con new plants and various smaller mention in Nashville. During the Calendar year 1952 alone Tva estimates it will Burn tons of Coal. The other steam plants some partially completed the others in excava Tion or drawing Board will Start using Coa As each Generator unit is turned on. Largest Coal consumer when completed will be the Shawnee Plant in Southwest Kentucky. Its 10 generators making the largest steam Plant in the world will Supply Power for the atomic Energy Plant being constructed 15 Miles from Paducah. The first unit is expected to begin humming next month. When All 10 Are operating they produce kilowatts. The Plant will Cost about million dollars. In outlining the program Tva s information officer Here Earl d. Hale listed these Statis tics on the other steam plants new Johnsonville. Tenn., on Kentucky Lake six units approved by Congress five of which Are now Complete and operating. Installed capacity kilo Watts. Estimated Cost 95 Mil lion dollars. Coal consumption when finished two million tons a year. Rail line Nashville Chattanooga and St. Louis rail Way. Kingston Tenn eight units approved none Complete. In stalled capacity kilo Watts. First unit in operation May 1953. Estimated Coal con sumption four million tons. Rail lines Tennessee Central and Southern. John Sevier near Rogersville. Tenn two units approved none completed. Installed capacity. 360.000 kilowatts. First unit june 1955. Estimated Cost 67 million dollars. Coal consume a Tion one million tons. Rail Southern. Gallatin. Tenn to have larg est generating units in the world. Two units approved none Complete. Installed capacity. Kilowatts. Estimated Cost 85 million dollars. First unit november 1955. Oal consumption. 1v2 million tons. Rail line Louisville Nashville. Widow s Creek near Bridge port. Ala six units approved three Complete. Colbert near Tuscumbia Ala four units approved none com plete. A steam Plant at Watts bar on the Tennessee River North of Chattanooga has been operating Lor 10 years. It was the first built by the Tva and generates kilowatts with four units. Watts bar consumes part and in order to keep costs of its steam Power Low Clapp said the Tva needs to build the big Gest possible steam plants. Thaler will return to it for Winter Knoxville Alvin Thaler one of the nation s Lead ing shakespearean scholars will return to the University of ten Nessee for the Winter Quarter from the University of North Carolina. It released information today that Thaler also a noted author will return in Early january from the North Carolina school where he was a visiting professor Dur ing the fall Quarter. Thaler beginning his 30th year at it has also served As a visit ing professor at Stanford har Vard California Texas and Minnesota. He earned his doctorate at Harvard. Tea for russians Moscow Twenty six new Tea factories Are being built in the georgian Republic of the u. S. S. R. An announcement says they Are designed to pro Cess tons of Leaf per year and Are being built in the Tea growing regions. Rate Rise of d St. Paul Minn. Gen eral rate increase of 15 per cent on Railroad freight moved within Minnesota goes into effect Jan. 2, 1953. The increase granted by the Minnesota Railroad and Ware House commission on the plea of railroads will bring rates on shipments within Minnesota to the same level As those authorized for interstate shipment by the interstate Commerce commis Sion on april 11, 1952. It is estimated the new rates new Raf flying suit due new York of the Royal air Force will soon be is sued new flying suits designed to meet the needs of the modern airman reports the British in formation service Here. The suits will Combine the present pressurized Gravity suit which enables the Pilot to make High Speed turns without Black ing out the pressure Waistcoat for maintaining life at High altitudes and the flotation gear and padding for Protection against will bring in an additional forced landings at sea. In Revenue to railroads. Kingsport Greeneville Hwy. Drive in theater of. Area a crash site Francis Miller Glenallen n. Dak., stands guard at site of crashed c-124 air Force Globe master at Moses Lake Wash. The crash killed 86 Mili tary men. More than a score survived. A wire photo defense area cities have run info Money problems Chicago up Augusta s. C., is feeling ties in defense project areas the Impact of the atomic Energy Are facing severe financial diff j commission s Savannah River cuties despite Federal bomb project. Have risen 16.7 per cent. Milwaukee engaged in revising its permanent improvement pro Gram developed in 1950, finds that estimated costs of individual projects have risen from 10 to 25 per cent. To a i go Toms my met Story also color cartoon 2 shows at Lurrine Robert Taylor Eleanor Parker special Christmas Larry Demhi and the Virginia playboys will be at the Gate City theater Christmas Dat dec. Showing j-7-ip.m. Heard Over Wuhl each saturday 11 . Bate City theatre big double feature wed., thubs., dec. 24-2s Tarzan desert mystery Johnny Distant Drums Gary Cooper in technicolor fins Short Billy mat orchestra according to the american municipal association. Carl h. Chatters executive i the area has had to absorb construction workers and their dependents. Rector of the association said the mayor of Augusta report Many cities in these areas Are de recently that the City needs having trouble in providing Ade to expand water and quate municipal services. At the municipal level there is Universal groaning under the pressure of higher prices and wages from below and the unyielding weight of the inflexible Revenue Structure he said. Sudden population Rise in the few communities most affected by Large scale military installations or new atomic Energy plants the effects Are he added. He cited the plight of Augusta ga., which along with Aiken and end of a Lighthouse dynamite

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