Foreign News: Vesting Day

STEEL, William (Bill), loving father of Lena Thyme Cumming of Magic Circle Institute, Whitehall. Interment Feb. 15. Enquiries: Enterprise Ltd.

This death notice in the Sheffield Star was a British joke, but it fitted the dubious, unenthusiastic mood with which many Britons greeted "Vesting Day," i.e., the day last week when the government formally took over the nation's 80 major steel companies.

Ironically, the man appointed by the government to boss the state's fledgling Iron & Steel Corp., which will run the industry, had been one of the stars of British free enterprise. Steven...

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