"No Politics But the City's Good.": How Should the Franchise Question be Settled?

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William Hughes publishing Company, 1899 - Municipal franchises - 86 pages
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Page 6 - ... Its present owners, the people of the United States, and present it to the utilities interests. 4. May I commend this subcommittee for the work it is doing to awaken the public to the power policy proposals of the present Hoover Commission. The present Commission is pointing in the wrong direction for the good of the people and the welfare of our country in my humble yet well-considered judgment. Its direction is against flood control and conservation ; against an abundance of power to meet the...
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