Master's Theses


Economics, Finance, & Accounting

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


The study of the Economic Growth of The Central Kansas Power Company was conducted by the research and study of the archives of the company at 111 East 11th Street, Hays, Kansas. The company history was developed in respect to the growth of the preferred and common stock account. The growth of the company is shown by the development of tables and graphs from figures procured from the archives, shoving the operating revenues, operating expenses, and net income of the total company. The totals are discussed and broken down into the electrical department, the gas department, and the water department. Tables and graphs were developed and discussed showing the company history of yearly dividends and payroll history. The growth of the company was also developed in tables, graphs, and by discussion giving the history of the total plant in service and gross construction expenditures. A table was developed giving the transmission lines added during the year. Tables, graphs, and discussions were developed giving the meters in use in the electric department, the gas department, and by department. In conclusion, tables and graphs were developed giving the Gross National Product, Total KWH Sales of Privately Owned Electric Utilities in the U.S., and Sales of Retail Establishments. This History was compared to the history of the company under study.


Dr. Milburn Little

Date of Award

Summer 1967

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access


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