THE TARIFF: Manganese & Diamonds

The work-roughened hand of the steelmaker joined figuratively last week with the delicate hand of the jeweler in a dance of delight. The Senate Finance Committee recommended tariff changes on items of vital concern to each.

Manganese. Hard and tough as the jaws of a rock breaker is steel containing manganese. Great U. S. steel companies search the world over for manganese ore, use some 675,000 tons of it per year. Free-listed in the tariff acts of 1909 and 1913, manganese ore was taxed 1 cent per lb. by the 1922 law to...

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