Business & Finance: Rankers

One important function of the American Iron & Steel Institute is grinding out publicity calculated to create good will for the steel industry. The Institute is somewhat handicapped by the fact that U. S. steelmen generally exhibit a singular lack of public-relations sense, particularly when they get anywhere near a rostrum. Nevertheless, the Institute's mimeographs continue to hum, last week turned out a batch of statistics showing that nine out of every ten steel executives rose from the ranks.

Replies to an Institute questionnaire were received from 176 chairmen, presidents and vice presidents...

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