UTILITIES: Probe

Light to live by, gas to cook with, power to work with, trolley cars to ride upon—do these fundamental necessities cost more than they should?

Senator Walsh of Montana, iron-grey ramrod of the public service, contracted the idea, following the Senate's investigation of Samuel Insull's political generosity, that the public may sometimes be used by some men as a private utility; that the financial structure, service rates and political activities of public utility corporations would bear investigation. He proposed a resolution to that effect in the Senate.

Senator George of Georgia deflected Senator Walsh's plan. At his suggestion the Senate, instead...

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