Business & Finance: Storm Over Kansas (Cont'd)

Perhaps motivated by unselfish desires to help customers, perhaps fearful lest their affairs be dragged into the open as have those of Cities Service Co. (TIME. July 20 et seq.) last week the Insull power, light and gas properties in Kansas announced voluntary rate reductions. The North American Light & Power group reduced electric rates by 15% in 219 towns, gas rates 14% in 52 towns.

Said militant Governor Harry Woodring, who as yet has failed to compel Cities Service to cut rates: "It's a mighty splendid thing."

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