Issue 12 and Volume 59.

PUBLIC UTILITY ENTERPRISES If I remember correctly, it was about two weeks ago, while confined to the house, that my wife brought me a letter from your Chairman. This letter contained a very cordial and hearty invitation to attend the sessions of your convention. Coming over on the train this morning, I fell in conversation with a gentleman— not a water works man—but interested in and manager of one of our Ohio utilities. He was lamenting the fact that he had ever engaged in a public utility enterprise because of having been drawn into a situation, as he described it, of having on the one hand an unappreciative and complaining public and being oppressed on the other by state laws that were working great hardships to his business. No doubt his statement was more or less exaggerated, but I dare say there have been times when conditions of this sort…

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