STEEL: The Fakers of Irvin

The pressure of producing steel in record-breaking time has apparently been too much even for U.S. Steel Corp., the world's No. 1 steelmaker. The Senate's powerful, long-nosed Truman Investigating Committee last week sniffed out the industrial scandal of the year. Employes in the giant Irvin, Pa. plant of U.S. Steel's subsidiary, Carnegie-Illinois, had falsified records, had delivered some 26,000 tons of questionable steel plates to the Navy, Maritime Commission and Lend-Lease customers. According to testimony, this tonnage was about 5% of everything turned out by the Irvin Works.

Sordid Side. As witnesses the Committee called steel foremen, metallurgists and plain...

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