National Affairs: Weir of Weirton

A Depression paragon is National Steel —only major steel company able to keep its plants running profitably throughout the dark days. Its presiding genius is Ernest Tener Weir who also chairmans subsidiary Weirton Steel of Weirton, W. Va. Last week white-crested Founder Weir got a sizzling telegram from NRAdministrator Johnson: ''You are about to commit a deliberate violation of Federal laws and ... if you do so, I shall request the Attorney General to proceed against you immediately." Founder Weir proceeded to commit the "violation," then settled down in his Pittsburgh home to...

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