I've just read Margaret St. Clair's short story "An Old Fashioned Bird Christmas", available on the Internet Archive. In the setting of this story, mention is made of an organisation (a company?) called PE&G, which seems to have something to do with electrical power. Does this refer to a real-life company, or some other reference that contemporary American readers would have understood? Are we supposed to guess or figure out what the letters P, E, G stand for?
For that matter, does it relate somehow to the name of Mazda,
To me, the name Mazda suggests a car manufacturer. Is her name supposed to indicate that she's working for a company? Or is it just a slightly outlandish-sounding woman's name?