UTILITIES: Counterfire

For many a year, the electric-power industry has proved a prime target for the Administration and the proponents of public power. Last week, as 3,000 delegates of the Edison Electric Institute gathered at their annual convention in Atlantic City, the target shot back, with a hot, well-placed barrage. One of the heaviest salvos was fired by General Electric's Charles E. Wilson, boss of the biggest U.S. electrical equipment company, and thus sensitive to attacks on "bigness." The industry, said he, was being attacked in many cases simply because it was big.

President Truman, snapped Charlie Wilson, "has been two-minded...

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