Business: War Threatened

In its field, Bethlehem Steel is second only to U. S. Steel. A "trade war" between these two is predicted, for U. S. Steel has apparently challenged a Bethlehem monopoly—the production of a broad-flange structural beam.

This is the Grey or Bethlehem beam, invented by Henry Grey (1849-1913). Weight for weight it is lighter and stronger than ordinary I-beams, and so is preferred by constructors, who gladly pay a bonus of $2 a ton to Bethlehem which has the patent and production rights. Incidentally they do not object when a Bethlehem salesman wants all...

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