Business: Storm over Kansas

For several years there has been a tense attitude of waiting along the public utility front. Stirrings in Congress and many a local skirmish have hinted that a decisive battle would some day be fought between Private Enterprise and Public Regulation. Last week in the Midwest the sharpest utility conflict of years was in full swing, one with giants as principals.

Leading the forces of regulation was young Governor Harry Woodring of Kansas, backed by the crusading Kansas City Star, in turn reinforced by Missouri's grim fight-loving...

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