JUDICIARY: Utilities' Grief

Like the wars in China and Spain, those between the New Deal and U. S. utilities are no less real for being undeclared. Last the Supreme Court took two of conflicts in hand.

Surprise. Few practices arouse more bitterness among utility men than that of Federal money to build municipal plants which compete with private companies. When the PWA made a loan and grant to establish public plants in four small northern Alabama communities, the constitutionality of the project was promptly attacked by Commonwealth & Southern's subsidiary Alabama Power Co. A similar...

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