Business: Girdler Asserts

A long time it has been since any U. S. steelmaster strode to a rostrum, thrust out his chin and in so many words predicted a more glowing future for the industry than anything in its molten past. Last week's steel production, 23% of capacity, was nothing to make steelmen loquacious. But in Manhattan the learned American Society for Metals heard from the lips of Tom Mercer Girdler, steelmen's steelman and president-chairman of Republic Steel Corp., these words:

"In the face of all the discouraging...

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