Lone Weir-Wolf

Ernest Tener Weir and his National Steel Corp., No. 5 U.S. producer, last week resigned from American Iron & Steel Institute. Mr. Weir gave no explanation. Explanation was superfluous, in view of the history of the past two months. In that period he had twice kicked the industry soundly in the rump and his competitors were angry.

First kick was delivered in April while the Steel Workers Organizing Committee was negotiating with U.S. Steel for a 10¢-an-hour raise. Just as a compromise seemed likely, non-union National gave its workers a voluntary 10¢ raise, thus forced U.S., Bethlehem, Republic, Otis, Youngstown...

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