THE CONGRESS: Black Dirt

"There's enough dirt to keep 20 committees busy!" glowed Chairman Hugo Black of the Senate Lobby investigating committee as he resumed his scratching in the Power lobby's backyard last week.

"Dead Man." Hot after huge, unpopular Associated Gas & Electric Co., whose Warren, Pa. representative admitted last fortnight that he had sent Congressmen hundreds of unauthorized telegrams against the Public Utility Bill's "death sentence" (TIME. July 29), the Black committee summoned telegraph and utility men from York, Pa. Testimony was offered that an A. G. & E. subsidiary had prepared some 2,000...

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