GOVERNMENT: Pentagon's Light Bill

The current butt of Washington's quipsters—War Department's Pentagon Building—was the object of more serious criticism last week. Now it seemed that the cost of lighting, air-cooling and escalating it was too high. The Public Buildings Administration tried to needle the Federal Power Commission into doing something.

Because Pentagon was built on the wrong side of the Potomac River—in Arlington County, Va. instead of the District of Columbia—U.S. taxpayers must pay to Braddock Light & Power Co. $650,000 a year—$150,000 more than if the bill was collected by Braddock's big brother, Potomac Electric Power Co. (Pepco has the same...

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