Business: Steel Fist

Handsome & tall Cyrus Stephen Eaton, who has his fingers on the Republic Iron & Steel Co., the Trumbull Steel Co. and the Inland Steel Co., crooked two of his fingers last week and the merger of

Republic and Trumbull became a probability. Republic stockholders ratified the project. Trumbull stockholders are yet to vote on it. Joined, they have assets of nearly $190,000,000, and capacity to pro- duce 1,900,000 tons of steel ingots yearly.

Besides bending those fingers last week, Mr. Eaton wiggled his Inland finger ma-sonically towards the executives of Inland

Steel and Youngstown Sheet...

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