Out of Manhattan one day last week slid a special train full of U. S. Steel Corp. bigwigs. Hero of the day was six-foot, grey-thatched William Adolf Irvin, onetime president. The train was named the "Irvin Works Special" and it was chuffing toward Pittsburgh (as were specials from Chicago and Cleveland) for the inauguration of Big Steel's Irvin Works, "finest mill man yet has built."

Masterpiece of the $642,000,000 expansion and modernization program initiated by former Chairman Myron Taylor in 1928, the Irvin Works cost around $45,000,000, were built in 19 months, have...

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