The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 16, 1930 · Page 12
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, January 16, 1930
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THE DAILY COURIE'l, CONNELL.SVILLE, PA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, LOftO. Us --j. Prices and Prospects ,rket Falls to Demand Slight Increase in Movement OS Heating Is Offset by Decline Spot Furnace. WEATHER HAS AN EFFECT Reports of Improvement In Stoel and Foundry Tnulcs Exairgertec'h Most Has Been I)ono Is to Keeovcr 1 roin I'rc-Iuvontory; Foundry off 25c Sri.'i'ial to Tho Courier. IITTSIK'IUI, Jan. 16.-- amditions in tho coko market have nn'ite faMed to show tho Blightest goneral Improvement, There la a slight Increase in movemc'-'ift ot hwtUng ook-c, 'but a f u l l offset to that, in striking a general ba,la-n«e, is a c.loar decline ot 25 cents In tha spot furnace coke market, pu Mins It at tho lowest level since 1936. Prevloiialy the market had been jtif-t about even with points In recont years. coko showa several low no impr3ve- m c n t nt all. lemand for aiK)t furnace colco has been remarkably light 'for ·weeks, t.hero being hardly 'any transactions involving more than a carload or two at, a time. The market as MU'rtHblo has boeti made by these small lot transactions and ov«-n that market, has been a very low ono, ?2.GO to ? Heating coko is moving just, a little better t-han in leeember. It is ly affe-ct-ed by two influences, excei- tioiraliy mild weather in December ;in 1 in till:; month to date, and a low s-ta;eof I n d u s t r i a l activity, Producers ·expect n coiu4denibly better market in the next (wo or three weeks as cm:-''umer.s must realize that there ore t ( t be cold Miap*; irrespective of tl'-t mild weather thus far in the win- U r . A generally poor demand for coke is on'y what should be expected in the clr -umstanees . Any reporta in-dicat- inc S'Hb-t!in'ti:il improvement hi the ;drfl or foundry trade-i are exaggera- tio is. The steel nitll.s have done no n'.oro than r t " « w r from the* particu- l a r l y HK!I! opt ration they had just before J a n u a r y 1 when a!l huye-rs ·,vcre e n d e a v o r i n g to c u r t a i l inventory and I'.C'ld n u ylee-l shipments as much ·IK (.hoy tx.-s!lly could. As to tho foi.ndrioK t h e y aro if anything in duller rendition than a couple month* ago, ; ' ( Hn«h it ia said that some hare had INGOT PRODUCTION IS BACK TO ITS LEVEL IN EARLY PART DECEMBER Is Merely n Recovery TVot nn Improv«- inerit In Kate; Month of Joint iirjr Jfay Run About 65 Tor Cent, SpoclfU to Tho Courier. NBW YORK, Jan. 15. -- Am-erican Metal Ma-rlwt In Its weekly Iron ami steel The tomorrow will say: of st-eel ingot production Is back to its Ipvel of early December, which does not represent any =mb- atantial improvement as it is nier-e-ly a recovery from the-invariably low rate that characterizes the lalt-et pnTt of December, when buyers wish to keep steed out of Inventory. Tt tbo .froischt car shops are rrni- ninp better it is only on orders booked some t iree- months ago, before 'hial o£ construction had 'been ar- ·ran-god, for recent car buying IIM f u r - nished no stimulus. Tho structural fabricating shops have be-on ,ru at tv h!wy rato for a Ions; while and have TIO room for Improvement. Farm it works have had u good run since tho slight rnld-yenr Hlaokorlng. Rail d-eUverieH aro heavy and the rail mills are well booked, which is Bimply tho reriilar tiling for the timci of year. T ho Mnea mentioned aro tho active, i nes, all others being more* or less d u i l . Ohan-f-es are tha.t January as a whole will »bow steol Ingot production at about (Ji ix-r rc'it. ntjairvt 50 ,per cert in De'cenvbr-r. f'.il JXT cent in r an-d So ),·!· cenl in October. Percem ii^es are s t i l l based on »ipn- cky as ascertained l'cr December 3:1, 1828, w'li.le the annul compilation «oon to be e inpletod will :how an Increase of sani' t h i u K l i k o three ]K i r cent and mutch n»w contructlou Is planned for this ye ir. , Tho \rnc-rlcan Steel Wire Com- ·pany h is formally reduced prlcei $2 a ton o-'i a l l tho regular products sold throng] jobbers except fabricated wire ft ice. following ;s lonjt period of shading and f a i l u r e of tho niarlc-et to roeovei at the l-ejdmiiiiK ! t h i s e,ir. Wire- f-r n n w i i i f a c t u r i n g use/ remains -at 2.-W cent and rodn at -$'10. AM Important finished rtt"i! products have now either weakened or definitely declined with the* exception of pipe and slnndiird rails. Tim American Metal Market's compoMto llnfolied 'Delaware Hudson Opposes Baltimore Ohio's Finn To Buy B. S. NEW YORK STATE INTERVENES I D - A i d e r a h l y heavier bookings since · steel in w stands at L'.'ISK f o n t s rep-rr- t h . fir. t of the, year autl will ho move ', seiitiujf a decline ol' ?1.GO per net Ion i i c l j v e w h e n they get now patterns from }ea?''s high, reafhed in The d'jciiiH- lit spot foundry coke is dm; In n. direct way to accumulations (in track which aro far from largo by r ( . inai'j standards btvt aro tlifiloult to mv w'-ieu the market is BO narrow. Tli rr-Hiilt is offerlnns at down to $.'5.50 o!' ( ol:o that can properly bo called t-t.iiularil grade fouiulry coke and for- ni"rly held ut a m i n i m u m of $3.75. t i M ' a l fio-ci-nl r.'iiiKC i.s preserve*! i o t h i ^ r Mu x mark-ct, m a k i n g ?!i.50 to .^ I. Hi) ;'.;.·; ?;;.?.", to 51.25 quoted for .sui'io t i n i " . as follows: :··(. ' I f u i ' i i . U ' market thus stands A-pril. United mated '; Iron Made *ew Record. ·ilg Iron p r o d u c t i o n in tho States hi Doceinlyr I.H i»tl- iiy the Iron Age at a p p i o x l - mately 2,951,000 touts, b r t i i f i i n g the total for the year in round figures to ·!2,4fjO,O c )0.ton3, tho hlRhoM profluctJoii rate ev^i 1 reached and exce(Miin« tho ·previous rei-ord established in 192 i by 5.S per I'CMit. The total production including ferroalloy.-! for 1!)^0 Is w(i- nia-tcd ,' t -12,700,000 ton.5, I Oven* J.UU ·JU 'J'no Hji)t ftmnclry'c.O'ko market is off -."i cent;! I'roin two years ago, when t l i ( re \v;is a downward road Justine tit in prices on acCjOiuit of the wage ved u t i u i i ol' ·Janury- 1, 1!)2S and off 50, u u i t s f r o m it., level from ! t l l e c o u n L l ' v - oai ly .March of last your u n t i l S-ppteni- !ei. 'I'he "pri'iniuni brands" remain H i K ' t a b l i * :iit $1.75 and ^'l.S.i, and soino m a k e r s o-f ordinaly standard co-Ice are not sellers at. e v e n $4.00 for tho reason tli'iit w i i i l s - t h e y c n t i i i o t nhtij'in more In apot al*'s t h e y 1 ;tve c o n t r a c t s to protect. CMi the otho-r hand there is nia- flhino d r a w n coko, hence not hand sol'.'ctcd, at :oiu-*shiorii from $3.50. Th-L 1'ittshtii'K 'lititrict coal market is easier in two spoi:, .sicam sla'uk and domestic lump. Stant alaok had a remarkable record fur steadiness, dropping last Au'yu.'-'t to a range of 75 to 85 conta w h e n production increased on account of t h o opening ti[i ot domestic lump husiness, an-d then holding practically to t h a t range u n t i l tlili! we. u k, mcarol3' w i t h temporary stiffonhiK and softening from time to tirae. Tho price wis ro well estab- lislied that it 'took u good lilt to move it, and for a time slack accumulated oa track. Tills vee-lc tho market broke, offerings being numerous at dovni to 05 ceiuts, making the present raiia:e G5 to 75 cents. domestic hun'p lia^t eased off some- whi'.t. Kor a conplo m o n t h s it was quotable at $2.25 to ?^.."rO and with qiti'.e a movement at the higher figure. Now the top of the mark'eit Is $2JO but $52.25 seorns to be holdins as inlnimu-m. By precedent it is alto- K-ot'.ie-r too early for the- market to de- clii'o. as it usually lipti about the end ot' IT-e-bruary. but for a month and a h n l ' tlw tompewittiro ht's a\ orated far alx\v normal, about 15 degrees abo\e ia Plttsburg. The Valley pig iron, market Is allowing just a J t t U o activity, innlring u diH- t l n t improveiiitMit. Nothtns like larg'e. lotf are bo'lni; iKiuiilit but Rin.aU r- *leiM, cnrloiuls to ]0u tons, art* lesM hi- I'l-fijuonl. l-'rlcrts appaar to bo hold- ins; pM'tectly at Bevels prev'sitlln}!; since ln-»t May being a^ tol-Iovra i. o. b. Valle furunces: tj 1 '., He- IIJIT .. -- ,.... $1000 ,,'* »i«.'.« HI 245 Kcpublic Buys Union Onnrn Sd-cl. The Ueptiblic Iron Steel Company con.suniintitod as of J a n u a r y I yur- chaso of the Union Drawn Stool Company Bt-aver Kails, Pa., Iho largest consunvr of m e r c h a n t steel bars in L mary. PRODUCTION DISTRICT llo l/cnvcr L'ounellsvlUe Totals FURNACE OVENS ConnclISTillo Lower ConnellSTillo Total s MKRCIIANT OVENS Connollsvillp ...... Lower (JonnoU?Tllle Totals Statistical SUL ~[ \ V K K O K J i D r N f U A VlTAlltf ll, 19!JO. Ovens l l In 1-1,010 I ' '177 11,818 1,881 U5,S:8 3,358 WEEK ENDING JANUARY -I, 1930. 10,705 2,7 It VI,CM 80 281- 30 a, 101 12,3 to 81)7 1.5W7 l.iMM Out 9,m 28,'170 10,715 2,480 Tons 4,780 20,890 25,670 080 4,200 18,llo 5,180 a,ats 7,507 10,325 8,800 20,430 Ovens IJ,010 11,818 25,828 10,7»5 2,714 13,5Ji) 3,215 9,104 12,819 In 403 1,881 · 2,874 80 . 281 864 ·11B 2,010 Otit 13,517 9,t)87 2S,4M 10,715 2,480 18,11* 8,802 7,507 10,30!) Tons 4,100 20,310 2-1,410 (SOO 4,070 4,070 8,500 10,240 10,740 MOVEMENTS ARE BONG MADE IN CONSOLIDATIONS Jan. 15.-- Bvonta al-; ready aro shaping to pivo foreo ami effect to Wio Intorstiito CVi-mm-orco Coinmisaiu'K Biigare'vtiHi cou.solifiatlon or Tallma(ii- Into major systems. The , Jirst boa i^ikcn by the C'Tiosa- loako Ohio which Is pressing Its protvsal tor A-c.qtiiriup; tlio I I o o k f i i K ' Valley aul tho Chcisniw^akf t l U x ' k - ' Injf. i Tho in/ovft ciuiK 1 ' in tlw riin of n ro- i t u r n to t.ho iomnus»Bion'H pn--slion- j nalre soekinK f u r t h e r information on (ho application f i n d -!(MU - H 1h« WAV for sc-UiiiK a l i e i r l n j ; dalo. i U n d e r tho com illusion's plan tho S Clx-saixsiku ( K i l o would bu awai'ded \ tho llo'-ki'i},' Hno w h i c h it hud prert- ! ously B u t i H h t anthorl/.atioi! to acquire, j It alrcndy own.-? a c o n t r o l l i n g Interest i in tho (lo'l of tbo- two carriers. j Tlio Publlo F-or\ Ico ('oii.iii!.i.-;lon or tho fttat« of Xuv York has Iwrtii Kivon jerin!sslon to mtirv*nc J n tho plans of the Wa'xi,'.!! System. Any plan ot u n i f i c a t i o n tn tho Enst, tho pt'lltltwis Uroi,Kla u u t , w i l l o/toct Khlppcrft zinil cllios, tui woli ».-? tho rallixiaU ' n tli-e Stuto of N'-e\v York, anil it i!i th I n t e n t i o n of tho SUilo to lx\ - i»ini« a party to all MK'h Inxs for t h t |i«.-poH« it p liiti'i-rsts of th» State, i t « !iwhifttrl«8 and inhabitants. Th« ikluii» of thi \Vulash and other COKB KHKiGJIT HATKS. T h n f r c i g - h t ) itas on oolo from t h e C o n n c l l B v l I Q d i s t r i c t , w h i c h Include!! Vi'hnt s olllclalty k n o w n us Uia Con l e l l s v l l l c Teuton ( s n m o t l m e s cat e d ' t l t o basin d i s - t r i c t ) n-nA tha J.o%vor C o n n e l U v l l i o d i s t r i c t i o f t o n called tho K l o n d i k e a n d a o m e t l m e n t h o M n x o n t o w n !!E r i c t to p r l n c l p f t l p n l n l R 'if slilp ion!, arc us f o l l o w ? . vnr t o n f -.000 p o u n d s , c f f c c t l v d J u l y J 1852: · f i c - . n ' l n a t l o n , rbit«. t!,ililiiioro ................. $,3. 21 lUHTalo . .................. 8.28 C a n t n n . . . . . .............. 2.. r i2 ("levol.nul ........ . ....... 2.77 C o l u r n t i i i B ... .............. 2.77 I ' B t r o U ................... 8.H5 K. Kt. LoulB ............... 4.tH F.rlo ...................... 2.7T I x ' a r r J t b u f K ............... 2.00 J o l h ' t l . o u i a v t l l o M l U v a u k c o e w Vc-rk ·!.!« 4. HI . . . ........... 4.70 4.7!) S.S3 l . B l P a r t H e n r y , K. V ........... 4.54 T'orl i M r l t l a n c t , ) n t ......... S.1'3 I ' o l t s t o w n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2 8 U f a . l l i ^ .................. 3.28 Klchimiixl, Vtt. H. O . ) . . . . 4.U1)'miuiul. VIJL 1'. 11. v R . ) , . . 4.7'J S o u t h l u - t l i l i - h c rv .......... 3.M tlwoilulatul. fa- ............. a C3 '1 o l f i l n , ( i ................. S.'JS \ u l i e y J ' n l n l s . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 - 7 Kor ixjwrt. l'"r(*m O;n'ir!l!«'- i l l n d i s t r i c t : I - h l l a d e ' r h l a d . O. B, vos- * , · ) » .................... |S,02 f J B l l l m o r « (F. ( . 11. vessels) 3.02 1-rom I v i t r a b o · l i l r l c l : ' I l i l l a d * ) p h U i t O. H. ves- s - i s i .................. 2.82 b a l t l m o r o ( f. i, B. ven.sol* 2.82 EFFORTS TO REDUCE LOSSES INCIDENT TO INDUSTRIAL STRIFE Dulles of Conciliation Srrvlce Of Uiiilcd States Department of Labor. MUCH PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE roads, I n c l u d i n g tho llultinioro aro in Ohio, i en-h otlH'f, I h o iinpilcntvt ^rrkrh i-acll .««'kii)K to a.^iulro rallriuiits wliH-h in iriiny i n s t i l n cos uro sought by otlirra. Tho i n l o r f t t a t o (*omnwr« t'onnni'j- aloii, I n iUt jilan for tho 'oiisdlldation of rallro/i'ls into ». llmilod n u m b e r of systems, has considerably nlt'rol sonio of the Ttlf'ti5 iiroio'»ed In -wmlem trunk Uric and N«'.v ICnKland twritor- The n n l t i n i o r e fir Ohio's rlaii/t w l l h roKard to the N V v n t e r n M a r y l a n d n r e considerably u[net also, although tho Ualllmoro Ohio i.i allowed to oper- ntt under -trnckftKo rip.hls over t.ho Western M a r y l u n d lielwep-n SShippiMm- bnrg and Cherry R u n , Pa., tnider t h e In(e-r.-,tato p l a n . The "\\'aba-ih System proposed by tho commlfliwon, liowevw, I« practically the S;HIK na thu-t propuhed by tho carrier in it-; Kalloii't fcaturf.s, except f u r the a d i l i i i o n of the Norfolk Western a n i l Hi-aboiu-d Air L i n e rail- ro,ads,, and nuui. 1 . short l i n e trlbularios. C J t i i i t l i u i c l or n e x t imKX'. LIST OF COKE OVENS JN THE CONNELLSVILLE DISTRICT With Their Owners, Address and Ovens in Blast Corrected to Saturday, J a n u a r y j J, HKH). In WorU« A'liine ot Operator*. A1 lire** 100 1UU 100 ' 'JO til sou -too 4UO ·wo BUU lil'J 600 850 460 8Wl las n.'« ·luo -D"".uy U l t n e r Clai !Uha U a v u i b o r i U l i n (.iiovo .. i'urt llul a.-i-,iUbi.n I l u i n p n r l c t j . . A I L . liiaUiioi-k All. iMea.uu.iu. U l i v u r JSo. 1. O l i v u r iNo. ^. C l i v u i Ko. ^ It e v e r t ; C a l u i u e i . . . . . Collll,! ........ C u j i t i n e a tal 1 . C o n t i i i u u t a l 2. Cl O S a U l l l U . . . . L i o i o t l i y . . . . . . . iiuula No. 1. . . lieuni Jso. j. . . 11'oHt et tor . . . . ^ u t i i a i a . . . . . . K y l u . . . . . . . . . 1-eith ........ L i u m o n i No. 1 . l . c l n o n t N'u. '^ . M a m m o t h , . , . A t u l ( i U t M ' l t o Siuluu.1 H n u t U w t'st 1 tStumlaril . . . T r o t t e r ..... U n l t o t l W h i t n e y W y n n V o r!r ru n Currtulo Coal tk C u k e J u t . . . C o n n e l l s v l l l t Alt. l J ic!LHttnt C u k o CD ...... U r u u i i i i u u r j f . J i o r t / . I n t e r u H t s ........... t j i u o i i t o \ s u Curl-ado Cual ife Coku Int. . C o n n o l i n v l l i o ' C o n u i l o Coal C o k u I n t . . ' C o n i m l l d v U J e ii-lin U r o v o Coal Coku Co. C u n t i c l U v i i i o Corriicio-Sehcnck Coku Co... C o i i i i t u u v i U o CoiHiulliivillB t:. c, Co, ... C u n t i e i i a v u i u H i i m i » h i ' t y Coul Cuko Cu, U i c u n a u u i ' i f . W, J. Jtalney, Inc, , , . . . , . . N e w 1'ork ^Jl. i'luu.f.u.111 C o K o Co ....... v... t u n » t i u i K iirott u i i u . u Cuai iV C«JKO Cu. I j i i i u n L u w u ., ' · ( e l i i u COKO Cu ............. C o t u i B i l t t v U l o J1 \cv i^i o u y u c r titoej Co. UJ \ e r tte o i i j d L i - b l u e , Cu. ( J J - v c r «j. .-3i,iai.r b t c u i Cu. W. J, I t d i n s y , J.iio 1'iUs.uurj; l u i k U. C. Ji'nck C o k u Cu J i . C . i'l'iO't C u h u ^ U li. C. 1' l ^ U i v c Cu JU. i^. i''r;L.K Coivc Co, ...'.. IA. C/ i- ncu. C O K U Uo ll. C. j?*uuk C.)Ke Co ll. C. l''jick Coku Cu 1L. C. l ^ f i C i i . C O K U UO. . . . . . I t u s i e t t u i - C ' v . i n - C O K O Co.. ll. C. i' nek C i - i t b Cu J l . (J. l-'rioK. L u u e Co 11, C. li'rick C o u u Co li. C. l i ' i K k i _ j u a Cu W. C. l'ncii. C o k u Co 11. C. i VK K Cu,io Co M. C. ii'riclt C U a v t t Co, . . . . , il. C. I''I'!L.K Cois e Co U, C. li'rlek Coku Co li. l.. Ji'rk-k C u k e Co J t . C. K r l c K d)ku Co I t . f. l-'i-u L C o k u » ' · » II. c. l'"rl k Cuk.j Cu 11. f I-'i 11 L C i t , I'd 11 t . l-'u.-t: Coko !.'o i ) . f. J-'i-u J; I ' l . U , , c H. i' l'ui:k C u k o Cu 11 i ' K r i U t Coku Co l l u - . t « l m i - C ' v l H e C u k o Co.. U. C. Fi ick Coko Co 1! C. K. i . k Coke Co J l . \ l - ' i l y k Coka Go fiu.tuu.rK. I M t t a b u i t j - j i . s , u u r , i 'I l l .-»trll 3 J I ' l l l S O U ! l I ·;. 1*1.111 I ' l l i ! l , l l l '.'Uu,hui y . 1 ' H l N i l U l t f . l h i 1 1 H b u i y; . I ' l U 4.1H1 ! g" 1*1 1 i b n u r t f . R. R. CONSOLIDATION AND RELATIONS OF PLANT_ RAILROADS Industries W f i l Oppose Siig- trestiMl Ai Mention to Big !S r s(oms, B. L . E . F . R . AN EXAMPLE Tbo Intn'stato Jonimerco Cominlfl- sioti acheine of co iBoUdutlng thoraij.- ruads of t. 10 coun ry I n t o i ecoro of largit but r o m p o t i K flyaletwa involves t;»):lngovoi of van- us i n d u a t r l a l railroads or p l a n t li tw, t h e most con- fijilcuoiia c.iKt bolt K that of tho Bos- f.r.nicr l/ahe Kr e Halrotul of the U n l t o d States Btou; Corporation, whowe cliio; 1 f u n c t i o n fa the transportation (.1 I t v i n oro f r o m ( oinioaut' Harbor on Lulu- Ki'lo to the ( .irnogie furnacce in the I ' t t t s b u r g di.sti let, saye the Amor- icau Metal Market Tho i n d u i t r i e h v i l l of counso oppose tho p u r l of tho consolidation that wo u I'd t a k e their -oril« from them. Tt'le cora tn lesion ! Ian gives the Bess f i n e r it Lalto lir j to tho lOrio Kall- roiui bjritcm. Cou mlseloner Ka«':aian lu a concurrent, op nlod said: " \ \ h c i h - er or not I h o lOri could acquire! tho Bessomor Iwilu Idrio w i l h o t i l our h e l p le d o u b t f u l , 1 if. wo could h e l p It. by a commodity ihui'so procoruiltijj. (Vrlaiti-ly l l i U I m i o i ' t a n t road should not remain in pw -eertlon uC a single I n d u s t r y , the most i m p o r t a n t which ll AK we look o 'or the i-ommi'jskm p l a n ol u o u K o l l r l a t on it. a p p c a r a that m a n y if not I he m. J o r i l y of t!ie I n d i i H - t r i a l or I n f n r p l a i i t vofidn of iho Hteol companlisi aro alien i r o m thorn though it iippcarn t h a t in the aifio of C a r n e g i e only t h e BcwK-eincr, not I h o U n i o n K a i l r o u d , iri taken. A p p a r e n t l y (!ominii-Kio!ic v r PJap man would l i k o to Ink 1 .! the U n i o n 1 uilroml, also I be M o n i o i i r road of ho IMUeburg Coal Company. Any such plan v o u l d of course bo fitroutiouKly rcelcti d liy the steel aiul othor iiuhiiitricii li volvccl and it UOCH seern c u r H i u f i tha when there is goln: to he troubl etioiiKli w i t h those consolidations, ;h mailer a h o u l d lju f u r t h e r c o m p l i c a t e I hy t r y i n g to lx\ko w h a t t!io owners coiisidor f« I heir private p r o p e r t y . There was a tinu; f l ' l i i ' i i these p l a n t ·allroacls h a d d i v l c - lon a r r a n g c i n e n i ' w i t h railroo.dn w h ^ i e b y In enienc i they received re- h n t e M , but t i l l I he was s l r a l K h l i s n : d out long Fig atw"! t h i n g s h a v e been goiiiK n i l r i g h t . A 'hy they would not alrio go all right f the general consolidations? wore i fl'eoted la very far f n n n f l e a r . I l o w o v c r , Iho ( i m u i i s s l o n p l a n !M p u r e l y li' I V P , h e l n g indeed .Sut t o r l l i p f l i n . i r l l y 1 ' i r imrin.'.HcH o f d i n - c u s n l o n , ol' w h i c h M O I L ' i * r l a l n l y w i l l be- p l i M i i y . Looking fo · linrgiiins J If so, read th" ; d vor 1 1 *! n£ c o l u m n s of Tim Da 1;. Ton tur. thoc« who a a v e r U f i e . Tho natural and loj-rfcal sequence, to tho campaign directed at the elimination of i n d u s t r i a l waste, which wa« BO Kiiecessfully prosecuted by President Hoover w h l l o he was Secretary of Commerce, li the movemont now pro- I ceedlng to climinato those more olu- econorciie wastes which appear in the methods we employ to conduct tho businesH of the country. Among wastoa of this character to which the country has more recently jjiven special attention nothing stands out more conspicuously than the matter of industrial conflicts which come to us by way of strikes and lockouts in tho i n d u s t r i a l establiohments of the country. It ia to tbla task that tho Conciliation Service of tho Department of Labor Ucvottvs itself, says H u g h L. Korwin, director. The day of heedless disregard or casual treatment of labor relations as a business factor in i.idnstry has passed. I n d u s t r i a l management now perceives the- invisible, though none th« ICBS irni-ortaut. economic losses which f o l l o w hi Die train of industrial strife. Chi Iho other side of tho picture tho loadorfihlp of labor approaches I t s problems with a much broader n n d moro practical senso of responsibility to tlio real interests of the worker t h a n waa the case even 10 years ago. And on both aidM of the i n d u s t r i a l relations table we find a growing sense of p u b l i c obligation -- an appreciation of the interest of the public in tho maintenance of industrial peace and of u n i n t e r r u p t e d employment. Tho best evidence of this proprress In the field of labor relations appears in th* experience of tho Conc i l i a t i o n Service d u r i n g the 10 years of its operations. Hltice tho creation of tho Department of r,abor Jn 1913 and up (o J a n u a r y 1, 1930, the Con- Production and Output 'avorable Turn Came In Coke Trade With New Year; 'Was Not Expected PRODUCTION OF COAL INCREASED IN FIRST WEEK OF THE NEW YEAR Total, 10,111)9,000 Tons, As Contracted WKh 7,7P5,000 Tons In the Kol- ffluy Woek; Coltc Decreased. WASHINC-TON, Jan. 15.-- The .total production of soft coal during tho wcok on-ded January 4, including lignite and ( oal coked. at the mines, Is estimated by tho Buroati of Minos at 10,130,000 nst tons, in comparison with 7,735,000 tone during Clirtstmas week. Now Year's Day is observed as a holiday 1n Horn's bituminous fleWs. Detailed indicate- that Jan- ciliation Service been invited to extend Us Rood oflleos in 9,322 trade disputes involving directly and Indirectly about ] 2,8-12,273 workers. During thlH entire period wo have been able to a d j u s t directly about 70 per cent of the cases handled nnu a considerable percental;** of tho remainder havo adjusted tliomsrlves by Indirect result of our efforts but In tuich man- Coiillnueil on n e x t page. miry 1 was equivalent to approximately 0.4 of a normal working day, Tho total production ot soft coal during tho present coal year to January 4, app-oxini-aioly 235 working days, amounts In 393,433,000 .net tons. In 1.92S-29 It wa« 377,286,000 -tons. Tlio -total production of ttnthraHto in, PAnnsyhiranla during- tho -week ended Jamir.ry 4 amounted to 1.353,- Q6Q not ton.-*. All mines wore closed OTI New Y*vr' Day and, .as in. fch« week, activity slackened aonwwbat In the days preceding the hoUday. The average d-ally rate of output la still below that of early December. Production during the first week in 1 192 ) amount"! to 1,169,000 ton«. In comparison, with last year, tlio current wcok therefore shows an Increase of 184,000 tons. The total production of soft coal for tho country as a whole d u r i n g the month of December is estimated 1 o/t 4B, 200,000 net tons an Increase of 523,000 tons, or 1.1 per cent, over the output of 45,677,000 for tho month of November. The number of working days in tho two moirth-s was approximately tho Fame -- 25, in December as against 2-1.8 In J'fovem.ber. The production of anthracite in the Stale ot Pennsylvania during the month of IVcember amounted to 7,- SfiS.OOO net ions as compared with (5,012,000 in November. Anthracite mhvos were ictire 25 days In December however, tin againat 2-1 days in November, and tho average dally rate of output In tho two month* was 306.000 Idii-sond 252,000 tons, respectively. Tho total production of beehive coke ·during the trce-k ended January 4 -is estimated « 81,600 nof tons. This compares with an output of 72,000 Operators Preserving- Status Quo Looking for More Favorable Change Latr. SHARP CONTRAST WITH 79 In Operation nt Thfs Time; Then Pro. ductJon Was Around 68,000 Tonj or Moro Than Uonble tha Pro«ejit Weekly Kale; IfWo Starts wfth Loss. coke mom If the favorable turn in trad a was expected to coma with the opening: of tho now year, It foiled, to materialize. But truth to tell tha producers of the ConnelJsvilla Region did not really expect a change in conditions to come so soon after t h o close of tho oW year They realized that tho etato of the steel and foundry trades, while hotter than In' tho final weeks of December, the improvement that is noted is lew real than appears, It fa mainly a recovery from the effects of t h e slowing down incident to the inventory season, not due to active demand. In the precent situation the operators ere merely preserving the status quo, so far ae production is concerned. There was a ellglit gain last week an contrasted with tho preceding a considerable part of which was at furnace planta. There wae relatively no change in oven activity and (hat was toward a smaller list of oven*; in production, 1(5 having boon blown out. ' A few of the merchant plcnta still adhere to a weekly lay-off day, others arc operating full time, but it Is more a nominal than an actual rate. Tho Myers plant, whose tipple was recently destroyed by flre, is preparing to resume operations. Ovonp are bo- ing fired up thie week at two plants in tho Lower ConnellevilJe district, Aside from those movements then? has been no concerted effort to restore a greater degree of acth tty. There prevails tho feeling that .is the season advances there will bo some impetus given the cok* trad/ particularly if winter weather sets in and general industry takes 0:1 larger proportions. The year is showing a very sharii contrast with 1329 at this time. Production was then around. 68.000 tons a week. Now tho volume Is I-SH than tons in the pi-eroding week when, j one-half as great. however, there were only five work- j The estimated production, of coke ' J " ~ ' " " 1ng iays. Production during ithe fli'wt ·^veek in January, 1029, amounted to 94,500 tons. The following table apportions the tonnage by re^iona. I'rodiictJon of be-ehlvo coke by regions, as compared with the corre- tons; Lower Connollsville, 20.S90, ait spomling week of 1920, was as fol- j tucreaso of 580 tons, or a total in- during the week ended Siturday January 11, the first full wee* of tlio new year, was 25.670 teas, divided between the two districts as ,'ollowv Connellsvllle, 4,780, an increase of lows: Pennflylvnnin., Ohio and 1030 1020 %VP51 Qeorg-La, K e n t u r k y , Ten- iidasoo n r i j Wast V i r g i n i a Culorailo, U t n ' i and .71,200 71,000 7.OOO 0,000 Wash I rig toil 3,400 6,900 U. S. T o t a l 81,000 83,500 When Ton Want Something U*o tho Clisftined AdrwliBomenta. LIST OF COKE OVENS IN THE LOWER CONNELLSVILLE DISTRICT With Their Owners, Address and Ovens IP Blast Corrected to January 11, 19»0. Oven* In AVorkB Jv'nuic of Operntor*. Acldrci* 20S 142 2 05 118 1UO H-l i^D t 10 2 WO two 'MO auo JIX) · I b U -UU VJ. hi) .104 uu 1(58 13:; A l l i s o n 1 No. 1., A l l i s o n No. -. A U I i i u n No. It. -American 1... American V ... w ' u n L u r y Cryatul U l U l i l l l l 1 . 2. JJoiuilU 3 J-Mna LOluauor Foator li'roc.Uom Ctu.rwood G r i n i u No. 1. . U H I I I n No. -.. . H e r b e r t llile ........ llU.'iU'illi j B i i u u l l a Jitfayatte ... New York . N o w York , New York J-Mu»bur(f . 13ro\vn*vll]B IMtt»burs U n l o n t o w n U n l o n t o w i i U u i o n t u w t i U n l o n l o , w n U n t o n t a w n C o n n e J l s v U l o OoniiBlUvlH* bOO -Hi'.) :s,ii I I , 1 0 J I,.'»'.! -111!) U : ·VM 401) 01) J..l7..;rjMJ Mai'iun . . . . . . JMt. t l a j i i s U i t u n i . . . . . . . I'lii-ilan J it ". I ' u n u i i i t^n. 1. J ' u r l l u u N o . 5 . i ' u i ' l l n u No. U . i'uiiuivl . . , . . , . IJk-h 11111 To \w-r H i l l 1. T o w r-r 1(111 L I , , I ) t - i i l j i ) MIOUCHA_NT OVENS. VV. J. Jlalnoy, Inc. ....... W. J, italtiey, Inc \V. J. Halney, Inc. Ha ton Coal Co liaton Coal Co .... C e n t u r y Colie Co Jiucltt Coal Coka Co. .. W l i y u l i.:ol(o Co W h j el Coke Co Waltorsljurij- Coko Co. ... SHtc.ri! CJoal Coko Cu. ... .South FayoUe Coke Co. . Itopulillo Coal Cokti Co. At-.lna-C'vlllo Coko C'. .. j tool a Coal it Coko Co. ... Hpclii Conl . Coke Co. ... C'vllle C u n t v a l Coke Co. . UO'KI U o h e Co ...... , J l u n t o n d - S o m a n s C. St C, Co." Union town".' Jluclit Coat Coko Co U n i u n l o w n ". Alias Coko Co U n l o n t u w n , W h o o l l n e Btcel Corpoiatlon. . Helen ...... i.InotilM Coal Coko Co boottdalo .," C'vlllo Central Coko Co..... jr'lbtauurK J j U X e r n t Coal Coko Co.. ... I'iUsuui'K ,. SiiiiMiorn C ' v l l l o Coke Co..,. CoimullsvlUo .Snondon Coko Co U u l o n U i v m . W. .!. lUlney, ZHC Unioruovm . American Culco Corpuratlon Unloiuuvm P l t t s b u r g 1'lttaburif Uniontown U i i l o n L o u u t i n ion to u n I'm Han Coke Co, Pin C u k i ) (jo, I ' u i ' l t i i i i C u k o Co. I'm H u n C u k e Co. I ' o h i t i a C o a l Co. Kleh H I D CiKil Cok a Co... u u : c r o j j ~ . I t . ft. M a c i t c t L Coal . C. Co.. i u i U i liuiil l l u i i r i i u - l i ' u i l e r Coke Co...... I J i i t o i a o u n J ^ a y c l l o C u k o Co. . ,. C'un.solltlaieii Coke Co. i' 1111 t o \ \ u r T t i o m p B u n C ' v l l l o Co. o Co.. 1'n.iaoui'K . H a h t e r n Colco Co i'lt-lsburti . J V v i u r Hill C ' v l l l o C u k e C o . U i u o i i t u w u S V a a l i l n u - t o n Con.1 Coke Co.. D u w s o n . . , \ V u a t i i n t f t i ' n (Jnul C u k s C o . . l u n . s o u A l i c i a . Ku.y. Co. J ' l l t M b u r u M . i n f - s H e r i Coal c,h It. C. Ki-li-k O u k u Cu l ' ' U l t U ( I U l B t i ' ' I I I' U l ^ , . I ( P p l l t l l J c . Th orn jtsnn U i - l i u n u u C u k e t'.: J - u n i t t o o Cc J t ' i t t s b u i if H'. C. K r i c - k Coko Co. ...... I ' l i l a b u i g : 11'. (;. I-rlck C o k u Co I ' l l t i - l j u r e ^t( K c u f r e y C i a i C o l ^ - o t o i i l a , u u l o K n p u b l l i : J r » n V t i t e ^ l Co... I ' l l l s b u r g K e c l n t o n a C o n l Cok Co... I ' l u s l i t i i g 2 . 7 U crease of 1.2GO tons as compaied w i t h a total decrease of S,S30 tons- during tho preceding week. By interests tho production tlm g was Hum- Furnace, 5,180, a gain o£ 510 ton-merchant, 20.490. a gain of 7 iO tons. as compared w i t h losses of ISO and S.250 ti. ns respectively durng week ended January -1. The r-jduction "in active owns confined to 10 blown out pliric-s. Production by the mcrchi ni and furnace interests and tho tot U compared w:th the corresponding week i u 1929 is shown herewith: Week MIT. |,', ir . '1'olnl ]|)»l Jan. 4. .10,740 -t.liTU -M.-UO li" "i»l Ja». 11..20,100 6,181) 'J,1,070 iw'iilij 1S120 to 1030 to Date IVSt) to Pate .............. 76,500 MUST SERVE PUBLIC, COMMISSION HOLDS 11AHHISBUKG, Jan. 15.--Th- ] J ubli: Service Cominiss-ion again ha* mahi- Uiiiwd i l a position of rcquiri ig railroads to f u r n i s h passenger service at a lo*a if public iKH-ew.ity den bands it and it' on n branch from whi li. lapR« amounts of vtnonue freight original?. i The commission reiterated I'A stand in r e f u s i n g an application of t i e Mon- OMgulieln Jlallway Company tx) dlscon- Hrnio service on it.s Chapliore Soalh- «rn Branch. Protestunt.s, ttgainst dis-conlinuanoo oC the service luul submlt.tol tej?ti- raony showing t h a t coal aliipmcnts o r l g i n n t l n g on three points on ho Hue, de;.'tinod for places on 'Uio li'ies ol! fonnectinc; carriers, jirotluocd a total reienno of over .f3.00(),UOU in 1 st, Uiutt two 3 ear.s. "It it to bo seen that notwithstanding tho \\i)U:h applicant st.ff-ers In the n i u i n t c n a n c e o f Its present pafisen- fier -train service, tlvo total revi nue derived from Iho branch docs not Indicates an u-npro.lltable or burn6oin« operation as a whole," the omniia- sion said in its formal order. Coal JUnn lU't'ord W. Y-i. In m i n i n g l,U7!i,".'tl tons i f conl w i t h i n tlie pjus-t d-w yearn w thout a "iiljilo 1'alul l a r i d c n i Mini' No ,'t2 of the f ' o i i r t o l l d u t l o n Cord Company" in tho Kaivmoni di.rlrii-t is belt!\od !» h a \ i ? made Hie behS r»M-in-d in t ie state. Min«' No. R.'!, MoMoiift'.ih, has t n r i n 1 out 1,(i!i).(ii»s (oiiH . i n « - i - t h e In .t fatM 1 .i i v and M t i i A Xo s,vr, Carhnl nti, hfl.s m i n e d l,nS4,flflf MIU- w l i h o n i

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