Business: Pickled Snake's Tongue

In U. S. industrial history Chairman Tom Mercer Girdler of Republic Steel Corp. will ever have a place as the man who kept Little Steel from being unionized by C. I. O. in 1937. Tom Girdler hopes never to be in such a position again and one good way to forestall it is to make his $364,000,000 company less dependent upon labor. Since this is also the path of progressive technology, Tom Girdler found double delight last week in formally opening what Republic claims is the world's largest, fastest and most mechanized continuous...

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