No. 4

Nobody had to read far to find out what the announcement meant: "Subsidiaries of United States Steel Corp. have announced today new mill prices . . ." Thus last week did Big Steel's President Benjamin F. Fairless give his answer to the $100-a-month pensions won by the C.I.O. Steelworkers only five weeks before (TIME, Nov. 21). Because of higher operating costs, said Fairless, the company was raising the price of steel by an average of 4%, i.e., $4 a ton. Other steelmen scurried to their adding machines to figure out new price schedules themselves. But by week's end, the other...

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