UTILITIES: Power Men Scrutinized

Misfortune has dogged President Hoover's North Carolina appointments. When he tried to reward that State for its 1928 vote by elevating Circuit Judge John Johnston Parker of Charlotte to the U. S. Supreme Court, the Senate tore his nominee to bits, raised unwelcome racial and labor issues, refused confirmation (TIME, March 31 et seq.). Last week it seemed likely that the outcome of the President's second attempt to do the Old North State a political favor would be much the same. Observers began to wonder who was...

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