Business: Hopson's Second

Only twice in recent years has the U. S. Government succeeded in getting fat, toothy Howard Hopson, kingpin of Associated Gas & Electric Co. into the witness chair. On the first occasion, after he lobbied against the Public Utility Holding Company Act he was nicely toasted by the Black Investigation in 1935. Last week was the second occasion. Recently Hopson tangled with SEC, which decided to investigate A. G. & E. after it applied for an SEC order stating that an organization called Utilities Employes Securities Co., which sells A. G. & E....

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