Business: Mr. Hopson's Babies

John Isaac Mange is chairman and president of Associated Gas & Electric Co.. giant public utility system that has more security holders (190,000) than any utility except A. T. & T. and Cities Service. But the mainspring of the company is Howard Colwell Hopson, vice president and treasurer.

Mr. Hopson does not believe in publicity and little has ever been written about him. Even were he as garrulous as man}7 a man of his stoutish build is apt to be, it is doubtful whether he would have much...

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