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burning tankcars. The tankcar that smashed the trailer home exploded at one end like a hand grenade and launched the UE Rate (Continued From Page 1) fair value system, which is used to figure utility customer's bills, has worked a hardship on some customers. A fair value system is used in Illinois to figure customer bills. Fackler said that rates tend to be higher in states where the fair value system is ased. In her testimony, Mrs. Troy stated that Union Electric should reevaluate its procedure on deposits for service which, she said, are subject of complaints from customers Mrs. Troy commended the Telegraph stories on Union Electric. In cross - examining Fackler, Smith wanted to know what the reporter meant by "confidential employ- es" in a news story published in the Telegraph this week. Fackler said he thought "confidential employes" were those employes whose names were concealed by the company. In a highly critical statement of the stories, Union Electric Co. later stated that the confidential em- ployes were only office personnel. "Do you conclude that your story on confidential employes was inaccurate?" the Union electric attorney asked Fackler. "Yes," Fackler testified. Fackler, however, did not learn the identity of the confidential employes until the story appeared. Fackler agreed to testify in the case because Carter asked him to do so. Other attorneys who were present as intervenors with the City of Alton were John Coppinger, representing Hartford; Francis Manning, representing South Roxana; Samuel Xanders, representing the Alton-Wood Itiver Federation of Labor and Randall Robertson, representing five area industries. Mrs. Troy testified lhat the ICC should consider the Telegraph articles before deciding on the proposed increase requested by Union Electric. «

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 08 May 1969, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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