PUBLIC UTILITIES: Loyal Respect

"I invite attention to one H. C. Hopson . . . the dominant figure and guiding spirit of the Associated Gas & Electric System. As a dominant figure he is a marvel and I think he admits it. As a guiding spirit he leaves nothing undone to accomplish his purpose. ... In my opinion under the present setup, no body can effectively regulate such an organization. It is too big, too powerful, its officials are too fast and its lawyers too smart. ... I have seen them juggle their books, juggle their cash,...

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