Personalities: Oct. 25, 1963

HIS early career as a laborer in the rolling mills has made Alfred S. Glossbrenner, 62, the president of Youngstown Sheet & Tube, an unusually knowledgeable executive—but it has also left a habit that exasperates his subordinates. He arrives at his office at 7:45 a.m., forcing anyone who hopes to beat him there to rise with the sun. Glossbrenner likes to be first in other ways: Sheet & Tube last month was the first of the majors to act in steel's latest round of price increases, and last week it became the first to report third-quarter earnings, which are so...

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