STEEL: Inland to Canada

To the Greenbriar suite of Cleveland's Terminal Tower, lean, white-thatched old Cyrus S. Eaton, 70, invited newsmen last week, to tell them of one of the biggest and most successful deals of his roller-coaster career. Chicago's Inland Steel Co., eighth biggest in the U.S., had agreed to put up $50 million for development of Eaton's Steep Rock iron-ore deposits at Steep Rock Lake, Ont. As part of the deal, Eaton's own Steep Rock Iron Mines, Ltd. got an $8,000,000 loan from Inland to help develop its own diggings.

Under the agreement, Inland will pay Steep Rock royalties on all the...

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