THE WEST: H. J. v. Big Ben

In his role as the West's favorite son, Henry J. Kaiser has loudly and frequently demanded that the West must have cheaper steel. The eastern steel barons, said H. J. darkly, were deliberately keeping up steel prices just to keep the West in its industrial short pants. But last week, Kaiser was in a peculiar, and uncomfortable position. He had become the chief opponent to a cut in the price of steel from U.S. Steel's Geneva (Utah) plant.

The trouble started when Big Steel madea deal to buy Los Angeles Consolidated Steel Corp....

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