UTILITIES: Public v. Private

Politicians and their puppets were not the only ones who eagerly watched returns from last Tuesday's elections. Vitally interested, too, were public utilitarians and their hundreds of thousands of stockholders. In more than a score of U. S. towns and cities voters were asked to decide last week whether or not they wanted municipal control of their light & power services.

Those in favor of public ownership vociferously pointed out that the Public Works Administration was willing, even eager to lend money, that service rates would be lower since the plants would not...

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