UTILITIES: New Commission

The Federal Power Commission, that small but potent dynamo of political disturbances, generated fresh currents of news last week when President Hoover appointed its five new members. Until Congress at its last session reorganized it on a full-time basis, this Commission was composed of the Secretaries of War, Interior, Agriculture. Selected as chairman was big, wavy-haired George Otis Smith, since 1907 director of the Interior Department's Geological Survey. Maine-born and Colby-graduated, Dr. Smith learned about water power from charting and gauging streams, selecting power sites, serving as technical adviser to...

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