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PAGE TW-S THE DAILY COURIER, GONNBLL.SVII ,LE, T'A. tf+^r**r+** ^ Weefy SSi!L. .1 --·.. - ,,-...._! ^^^··'.^-'.'i7M.V..7.... - .i.'.J~.,....., .'.- ... n.ri77^.,l., '--T^i,-.'»7 Prices and Prospects Improvement Takes Place In Coke Market; Turnover Larger, Price Tone Strong l*irodnetion oi Steel Is Heavier Itato Thau Has Been tlxpocted. At .AFFECTS BYPRODUCT COAL IVhlrJU Is Showing Greater Activity Thau Coke-? Price of Viirnacc Coke FnUs to Aih-nncej llcntlng Demand [ncronses Slowly; Foundry Hotter. Special to Tl\e Courier. prrrSBUHG, Feb. «.-- Tho coke aiarVtot has undergone an improve- ji-ont In tbo past week but it la sUU rather a Craggdng affair. Thero has faeen a slightly largor turnover and therp Is a i»trong«r tone to prices although no ciuotabio advance. iBitxrovoment in the steel industry is a substantial affair, in that thWe is much heavier stool production than In IecenTbcr, the Increase being a great doa) more than was expected. Thr-a ororoalns a cjucstiou whether steol will continue growlnR morn active, seasonally, in accordance with tho usual pac-s at this time ot year. . The Increase in ftoel activity hns affected the moviMncnt of by-product coal of the ConneUsvllle region much mi or© than it has aft'ePtKl tho coke market Hsolf. White st-eel production Je now 2," to 30 per cent abov-6 the avera-ge rate in lecembor, the low !int tor a long time, pig iron production had not clipped as much as ateel production and hy-proluct coke pro- auction dipped steol loss, ai)d corresponding reeoverU-s -ar-e in much the same proportion. A price OL* $2.75 for Oonnllsville furnace coke Is not moro than fair it it is oven fitlr. Th3 market dropped rocntly to Its rango of $2.50 to ?2.GO »if-rcly because there wtre some ac- cuiDUlations. They were small but the market has so little absorbing power the accumulations wore unwieldy and prices wore cut. Some of these accumulations have ny been liquidated, the producers Involved reverting to a $2.60 price tit which they arc- aoll- Jti? fucli small lot. 1 * as they can still aparo, but there arc stiil some accumulations out of which round and ·worth-while blocks would be sold at $2.50. Demand for heating coke has been, increasing slowly practically week by wook with the p-rotrress of the' season but hardly shows any further Increase this wnek, perhaps on account of jnild ·tff-a-ther. A c c u m u l a t i o n s are largely ditvs.Jpii.tod. Koundry coko continues to show a r.)nill progressive increase in demand, ·barely perceptible from one week to a n o t h e r but quite substantial if com- i 51 irision is made wth December. The imu-ket romalns qxiotablo a.s f^pot ruruacc .............. «jjlt f o u n d r y .............. The rittaburg district coal market n u n been having ill's and downs lately, l-cenibcr was a -wor month in ton- ji age and tho turnover has averaged decidedly heavier Hnee tho fir«t of tho year but prices on the whole have fcoou poorer. Tin ro is » mixture ol competition botwoo-H producers in the district and iucreuBCd competition by districts m a k i n g very low prices, STEEL PRODUCTION DECIDEDLY HEAVIER THAN WAS EXPECTED Statistical Summary. PRODUCTION [WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 1, 1930.11 T3£ If Ip'DIHG jAJftlAHY 25, DISTBICT Councils Till e IiOivnt CannonHvlIlft '. ,, .,,,,,, To tails . . _. __ FURNACE OVENS (Vmi)Al|svin« u ,, , , , . . . LoTCiar Connellsrillo H i Totals - MERCHANT OVENS iCofinttlUqytdn ,.,..! ... , , .Lowei" Connollsrille _. , -- TOfallS , ^...T..,.!,.-.! ._ ^,,,, t ,,,, r ., t ,, 1 .,r~ 0 veiis 14,010 11,818 OIX fttlQ 10,795 2,714 I8,50» 3,215 0,1M 13,81!) In 461 2,039 {} 4I1A 80 31 a 392 · 881 3,717 · 2,098 Out 18,649 n.78!) ' ^*t fMt*5 10,715 ' 2,402 13,117 ; 2.8S4- 7,!JS7 i«,sai Tons I / 4^3170 '/iSaao / / ttl t(m 870 4,500 6,370 4,100 21,720 25,320 ( vena 1 i,010 1 1,818 o,7nr 2,714 3,500 8,215 9,101 2,81!) 1 IB , 4tl ' 2,001) a,-!?!" 80 21)2 872 f 381 1,717 2,01)8 Out 10,549 9,809 23,858 10,715 2,422 IS, 137 2,88 1 7,887 10,221 Tons S,fl(M) 21,120 39,720 800 4,400 54JOO 4,300 ',50,320 21,520 Actrvlty Tukitig Place Fm ttcp In Ad- T»nco of the Co mini? of Spring Than Uau»I. Special to The Cou-ter. NEW YORK, Fab. 5--American Metal Market in its weekly iron and stoel review tomorrow win say: The preseut steel situailon is diffl- calt to unders-tand, prodiu tion of steel 'being decidocHy heavier 'Jian would be expected trom the general stage of Industrial activity and building operations. If eteel ingot pnxhictkm 1s at 75 per cent of capacity, which may be taken at about four per cent of capacity as ascertained for December 31, 192-8, It J» at 48,000,000 ions per annum, which Is only 12 per cent under \last year's actual production, approximately 54,700,000 tons. THs seems too good to bo true, so Ions bc-foro spring, and when buyers ail down tho lino are extremely conservative j nd do not anticipate any requirements. Increases to le expected from (li« prog-' ress of the season and UK- large public and utility construction programs would make a total steo! demand approximating or exceedin;: that of last year. Steel is a basic I n d u s t r y In that it furnishes material for other industries, upon which it is dependent. It is largely self contained and is now highly mechanized, whereby it does/ not furnish much labor omployjn-ant, and buys little material, Ui proportion to tho value of its product as sold. It ia WiB' creation, not tbo creator,'of activity outside Itolf. In this resj)e;i it differs fundamentally and widely from the automobile Industvy. Part at loast of tho apparent Inconsistency may be explained by relating a portion of present sti el production to what may bo tailed momentum, lit- u i u i l i n g prolonged farm r buying power, heavy a n n u a l fail iureliase.s, 2*),000 f r e i g h t cars bough! Jast O-ctolmr, much car repair work being done, structural fabricating shop ard'er bcftjks at their peak la.-1 September, and various minor items. Thus there may .be some motneutum to be lost while further improvement occurs in other connections. ' Finished steel prices taken as a whole, are not stabllzol, although on an ave-rage they are ba''k to'their low ot "late 1927, the losve t level since 1B2;J. SemlflnUhed, w ilch declined over a week ago to ?3a, might be shaded by one or two mills. jiaTtieuiarly Vainnout and Obio No. 8 lUillroaxl demand has been . f a i r l y Jwavy, on tho whole though scarcely «iual to that at this tim-c last yoar. l u d u K t r l a l domanc' fuis not leen picking up much. In provemcut In th {.teol iu(!ustry do«« no! soom to have helped the morehaut coal producers ti ifrt-eat doal, an evilanation being that fho steel intero-st-i are getting much jnoro coal out oi their own mines, This has affected the bale of slack in particular. Pittwburg Ulstrlu'. coal prices iu jjoneiral are quotable about the same :iB a -week ago, bir, there is more shading, making tho market more Irregular. Domestic l u m p if off somewhat, being quotable at. ?.'M5 to $2.25 for tfood grattea, against ?2.25 Hat a week 4go. As the domestic season Is now nearlng its ckw*' no price Improvement is to DO expectod. The domestic market is about 25 cents under ita level ot tills date last year. v The Woatorn Bennaylvauia Coai Traffic Buroau, irlth tho cooperation ot eastern and scnxtliern Ohio coal operators, is abont to bring a fresh case before the Interstate Commerce Commission on tho freight rate differential betweon tho northern and aou-Oiorn fields on lake cargc- coaL Tho coaip-romteo o£ 35 cents between IMttsburg and southern West Virginia is now in forco and it is hold that the differential should be ·15 cents or mo-re- Tho Valley pig Iron tnarkot, while »U11 docldedly doill, continues to show sliKhtly improvoraent in tonnage. Orders are smalt individual}- as formerly ont gradually thoy a-ro growing somo- TThat moro numerous. Sales territory is rather roatricted as Cleveland and Buffalo rurnacos 'havo o«en active In soliciting bnaln«w at points somewhat rwnoto trom Uu)«o dlatrlota. Prkoa Hold p«-rfwtly ftoady In tho strictly Valley market at the Iflfdl ruling; sineo Further Decrease In Number of Idle Freight Cars Oast; I railroadfi on January 23 had 438,195 surplus f r e i g h t cars in good repair and iramec: lately available for service. ThUs wn« a decrease of 24,420 cars compared v, th January 15, at which time there v ere 462,621. Surplus coal cart on January 21] totaled 151,148, a lecr-aeo Of 10,378 cars within approximately a wwk, while surplus box cars totaled 234,303, a decrease period. of ll,C33 l for the same Trad Production and Output TONNAGE, EARNINGS UNITED STATES STEEL CORPORATION 28 YRS 15)2» Best Year Since 1»17; IVas One of Three Uannor Years In History. In 1929 th-e United States Stool Corporation maclo the best shoving since 1317 In total earnings. In tonnage ot shipments anl in earnl-ngH per 1 ton. It was th, 28th full year of the j corporation'^ existence. Ttvro liad ! been 16 yoars before the htrge wartime earnings and -while of course tonnafjo aovd total earnings wore largor last yoar than In any of those y-oara thero is the v-ery significant point that (he earnings per ton wore also larger. Below is our/ table from tho last edition. ot Metal Statistics, with preliminary figures for 1929 actd- o-d. The earnings given ttixi the sum of the four quarterly reports, subject, to some T)K:omber adjustment for th« flual report, while the tonnago ot shipments is computed from our monthly estimates oJ tho c rporation's rnto of shipping, says the American Metal Market : 100:; loon 4 0 0 7 T R I O uui 10 M 101(1 Totnl KnrnfnKK ?ns,308,76i ton,m,tr2 73,178,822 1111,787,658 . 3a,(i2i,'-7r I B f M H H . O T l , IH.847,71! )3i,4in,m HI.OM.T.VI . iot.;nj, [UK 71,093,01."! 3:10,300,012 I.:!.'!. 574,1 78 Steel Products Kor Sole s,03:i,rro Aver. Per Ton $10,60 6,702,780 1 0 7 7 mi:) l!)20 USl in2- 1020 T.WI 1U2." 11)211 1027 Noto M,ViSo.oe:i 370,6.?6,8!)« 02,720,(»8 1.01,D20,ilO l7U,Ct«S,B74 I M . 1 1 4 . S 1 3 icr),r.'!f,i03 191), 058,800 l64,:C!4..;t7tt io,57H,-i:i:j 10,401,505 0,2S2,3MH o.ont,'Ji)o io.727,7ri 9,-60,uii) J2.:j. r i,ttso U!,lfl8,7.'i8 n,078,5M J l , f J S l , S N 7 lfi,M2,nHS 12,243.153 1 (,098,707 T.MS.S.'W 1 1 J , O i l , 004 14,373,822 11,520,830 14,297,021) 12,00.';, 2HU 15,3.1 14,0'-' 13,57 i.s.ia 11.03 « on 3!.-'7 T.S9 U.10 11.1 J 11.73 12.HS,". 8.R2 12..-JO 13.28 I2.8fi COKK KIU5TGHT IIATHJS. The fr«lsrht rate, 1 ) on ooko from the C o n r i P l l s v l l l f i district, which inrlutl'es w h n t \s o f f l c l n l l y k n o w n UK (ho C o n n e l l e v l l l o region (sometimes railed tho bas,\n district) iuid the I/Jwer ConnaHa- vllla d i s t r i c t (often culliid the TClnndlkc and smncUmcs tho Ma«rntown district to p r i n c i p a l points oC shipment na follows, per 'ton of 2,000 pounds, effective July 1, lOi'2: Destination. . Mat P. Baltimore ................. 13.21 fJuffaJo ....... . ............ 3.2,4 Canton ......... , . . . , ...... 2..V- Cleveland ................. 2,'/7 CotumbuD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,77 P e t r o l ) - .................... 3.00 13. St. I/oula . ,-, .............. 4.04 Krlo ....................... 2,77 IHarrisbursr ................ 2.00 jollot ...................... 4,10 I x i u i s v l l l p . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . 1 6 M i l w a u k e e ____ .' ....... , ---- . -*.70 N o w York; ................. 4.70 Philadelphia ...... , ........ 3.B3 Plttsburg .................. l.fll Port Henry, N. Y ........... 4.54 Port Miiltland, Ont ........ 3.25 P o l t a t d w n ................. 3.28 Keadinp . .................. 3.28 lilehmont), Va. (B. O.) ---- 4.119 Richmond, Va. (P, R. R.).,. 4.70 South Bethlehem .- ......... 8.63 tSwedeland, Pa. ., ........... 3.5Z Toledo, O, . , ....... , ....... 3.2S "WheeliriR- ........... , ...... 2.21 Valley Points .............. 2.27 VOF KXflOTt. Prom Connellsvliit dlatnct: PhllaiJolphla (F, O. B. vessels) ............. , ........ $3.0? Haiti more (,V. O. H. vcssals) S.K From l^atrobe district: Phlhidclphia, (If. O. B, vessels) ...................... 2.8' Baltimore (F. O. B. vesjela 2.8: l. r ,2DO,000 17,00 Second column. 100(5 and earlier years, production; 1001 and lator, shipments. Karnlnps art- after deduction of s'uljridlary company bond I n t e r est and ali taxet, InclxKlinK Federal. From a broad or long raris« viewpoint the 3teo! Ooi"iKration's earnings not averaged high by any moans, all tho ciroumstanO'es, the comploto integration whcrc-by (ho cor- pp-ratioQ buys little material, producing almost all its coal and all Its coke, iron oro and lira-estone, -carrying Ub' Sur*erlor ore on Ha own ·rail- to lake docks and then on its own vessels to lower lake docks, producing /.me for Its own nh« and making and soiling cote by-prodtKts and cerr,*nt. In addition tlioro Is tho very important .point that depreciation te fairly hiffh and ohsolo»conx;o is Continued on next page. LIST OP COKE OYEIVS IN THE CONNELLSVILLE DISTRICT With 'i heir Owners, Address and Ovens in Blast Corrected to j, February J, 1030. Or can la Work* Name 10(1 100 40 1-lu 310 ·100 Adelaide OonnellsvlUo J7 JLJUiior Ui f V i'ort ii) I Ait .i-iu'iUotk ill. i'li. tsaut. M y e r H . . . . . . .Mill if ..... UOO 0,10 2-1 U i.oa 4UU oo K'JO 400 (Jin or v. «. .. Oliver iNO. i. . JUevert: Caluiuei OVJJNii. ConaUo Coal . Ooku Xn.t. Alt. I'iaubUrin Coin Co Uortz Ituoreita Coriudo Coal Coke Int. coal oc Cuko int. lilru Urove Com Coice Co. CoJUioilsvUie Corrado-^clienca Coktt Co... CouueilBville ConaellsvlUe C. C, Co, .. iiuranurcy Coa.1 A Coke Co. W. J. italnuy, In«. .. ...... itt. i'lea.tittut Col.ij Co ....... ureervobutg,- lu-ovi yuaUl Ooul ie I^UKO Co. U m o n i o v v n . diliu Cuke Co Uluti- 04 aiijucr ritsel Co. Oliver i« £nyicr bleei Co. Ullvon AC Day slue lataul Co. %V, J, Kjilney, inc. 1 ..... .. Unlontosvn . Connellsville CoiiueiiSvUie Cotuieuavllle Urceti-suurif Mew iork luttsoui'ij I'utabutjf A c w UoiuiiKi ital ConUnutiUU liuclu No. i.. j.iui:iu. No. 3.. i i u s t u t i i r .,. Kyic JUstacni ns 1. .LulUi Juumuni No. 1 L.umoii! No, : Ma.miu. 111 . . . Margu i l i e Mutuui OJlpliui I .... i'ullilp Koutliv. tftft 1 iJUjulu d ---- Trottei ..... UiiHed ...... W h l t n t y - - - \Vynn . . . . . . Torkn a . . . . Touns '·town 11. C.'d^rick Colt j Co It. U/'ii'TjOli COk'i (JU ii. J.l J.''riek tfoks Co, ii. C. i''ritjt Coi.,) Cu., ii. U.' i 1 ncai. C-OKe Co. ...... il. U. JB'UCK. Uuko Co il. C. i-'iictt Coka Co. ...... ii. C. ij'ncji Coke Cu iiuaietltj-C'v^jt Uujt« Co... il. C. JL-'iltK Couu Co il. C. .Friuk Cuh e Cu ii. U. Flick. COKO Co ii. C. i-'ricK. Culio Co (i. C. i''iick Coke Cu. ...... ii. C. Fi ick Cok o Co. ii. C. Flit* Coko Co ii. C. Krick Colie Cu. . . , . » , 11. C. i'lluk Coke Co i 1. C. i' Iclt Cuke Co. i I. C. Kriuk Coli a Cu. . . . . . . J l . C. if'rick Cok c Uu tl. C. i''rlflt C o i u Co Jl. C. i''i li'k Ci^l c Cu 4!. C', l«'i it li. Col o Co, . . . . . . I I . C. i-'ui-k CoKe Co I t C. i''m.k Col.o Co iio.suttor-C'vill-3 Coko Co... i H. C. F t l c k Coke Co i li. C. Frlck Coke Co H. C. SYicfc Cains, Co «. i'iusuurg. l - * i l t t i u t EIGHTEEN RAILWAY IN U.S. OPERATING LINES ELECTRICALLY Total Longtli o( Tnick T IKS Equipped Now Reaches ·1,300 Miles. raikoada in tho U) Hod States, which formerly yxjratec by «feam only, now operate o!ectri ally on about. 4,300.mlk-s of track, This electrification aoprijtsonts a lout 1,900 miles oC rout\ and of the ',300 miles of track apnroximatcty ; ,i10 mil«3 are main line tra^k. In this electrified le-rrltory tho railroads lave in Kervice dG-5 electric locimotivei and 2,750 muLtiplp-, unit cars for passi ager service. Ot theso cirs 2,K0 are r otor car« and tho rest are trailers. B'ioam railroad electHflcatiorns now in service cover sections of tho New England and Middle Atlantic S ates, the midwest, and tho west i oast, Among tbo larger of thete eJeclr vflca- tlons aro tho Pennsylvania, incl Kiih,g th« Jors-oy ^nd the Ixng li land, raprownliug 311.5 miles and DS5 idles of track; the Milwaukee, C5S.5 route miles and 880.1 miles ot track tlio Jv"\!W Havoti, 171..S mil-3 Wi«i 7l«i track mii-es; Now York Centra! 63.1 ·route mUea and 32H.4 track i dies; Virginian, 134 route miles an 231 track miles, anrt the Norfolk ,Vest- eru, 63.7 route miles and 208 mi ea of track. In addition to the oloctrificati n already coinptol*d, six railroads have similar work under cons-tructioi , two railroads have definitely anno meed further electrification program. , and al.x new projecta havo bou tontj tlvoJy announced. Kloetrjll cations now under coV vtruc- tion aro Dolawaie, I4ickawac la Western subu-rbau ijCrvice at New York, iuvolviiHC 773 route mil* d and 1,150 total track miles; UlinoteC. intral freight Bcrvic-o rojirosonting noatly yard track; Now York C e n t r a l r-oight service on the we-i! Mde ol Man laltan island; J'ennsjlvani.i. extension of tlio Philadelphia s u b u r b a n tervlcc; Itead- ln-g suburban Mrvlc;o at Phllad jlphla, I n c l u d i n g - about 50 iDJlefi of rouie and 110 niih'8 of track, and Grand T r u n k Canadian National, suburban, ervlce from Detroit to i'onliac. It has been definitely ann mnced that the Illinois C/eutral will cc wpl-ote its «le-ctrlfloation for all service wilhln the city limits of Chicago acd that tho P-onnaylvanla will proceed owa^d completion" of Its oiectriflcati m between New York and Wahinp ton, lefln[tcly au-thorizetl projuc ,s says tho survey, will witbm %c or six years almost dembl-o tho ird5e t «lec- triliod mileage of the steam ra 1 roads. Future additional constructl m may embrace such p-rograim as th so tentatively announced for the R sadiug- JerMsy (Centra) between Uati i h u r n n , la., u n d New York, the- JU^adi K front Philadolp-hla to Koadiog :iud PoLti- v i l U - ; UK* HiiHinioi-f A Ohio .n N e w 1'oik to ^'aKhinfiion s e r v i c e ; t ie m a i n lino New York io Uulialo pro et t of the New YorK C V n l r a l , and iin ex- Icn.sioii of N o r f o l k ft W e s t e r n c l w l r i 11 1 a t u m to W i l l l a m s - o n Una AdvurJLUW ESTIMATES OF RATE STEEL PRODUCTION DURING YEAR 1930 Jfow Phuscd as High as 75 Per ouf.j Possibilities for future. YEAR WILL BE ABOVE AVERAGE There IB Quito a ran«» In. ostlmatos of. th« current rate ol ate*! production, but «v*n fit, th« Invest «iatiinate the rato Is high rolativo to clroinustances aa to stool cotminiflLkm, say« 'iiic American' Metal Market. Some consuming industries are running wall, it Is tru«, but may aro iut, anA thin is the middJo ot winter wh«n nooassarily consujaption la low in various dlj'««- tioua. Dadoubtodly buyers are cou- servaitivo and ar« not anticipating the ad-vent of spring any more than th.jy absolutely must, i, «., not as imioh ,%s /they did In other y«ars. Batim-atos ot stticl ingot production run as high as 75 per cont of. capacity. W« do not think t'ho ralo -is wlithin several points ot that figure, but one is entitled to take th-o figure and aiMilyze what it means. Aa to capacity, the official ascertain ra-ont in- crea^KKl 4.03 per cent for the year 193S and somewhat more now construction was reported for 1(U9 than for 1928, It seems justifiable to take 61,000,000 tons as pre-sent Meol ingot producing capacity, which is a trifle less than four por cent above tbo official ascertainment for December SI, 192S. That represents a daily rate (311 working days) of SfW.000 ions, 76 per cent of which ia 15t,500 tons. Tilts is almost a botwoen-montbs rato, henco comparison with past years should tako January and February bo4h, dally raitfrs ot prodiictioa of. all ateel Lngota having beeri as^'follows: 1025 JS,",307 1020 , ,ir.8,o;u 1027 147,»Si 1028 . . . . ,, . . , ,J6S,49a 1028 1CT.072 157,710 160,224 163,80!) Thus according to the 75 per cent estimate wo aro just about back to the Production Responding Slowly and Cautiously To Improved Conditions COAL PRODUCTION INCREASED 9.6 PE!J CENT WEEK JAN. 25 Total, 11,686,000 Not Tons, Wr^s Of 1,01»,K»0 TOMS Orer th? Preceding Week. WASHINGTON, Fob. G-~Th5 lota) production of Pennsylvania ainhrncJto during tb? week ended Jonaary 25 te estimated "by the Bureau ot Minee at 1,749,000 net tons. This Is an Increase ot 334,000 tons, or 23.6 par oont, over in the preceding wok. Production during tho week in li'29 corresponding with that of January 25 amounted to 1,667,000 tops. The total production of iK-ft coal during tho pnseent coal year to January 25, approximately 253 working day, amounts to 425,929,000 tone, In 192S-29 it wao 412,413,000 tons. In 1927-2S, 387,280,000 tons; in 1926-27, 473,848,000 tons, Tho tcrta! production ot soft coal during- the week ended January 25, including lignite «ml coal cokrd at tho mines, Is estimated at 11,686,000 net tons. Compared -with the output in the praced'fng week, this ehowe an Increase of 1,019,000 tons, or 9.6 ocr cont. Prodau-.tion during the week in 1929 correerKmding wltli that, of January 25 amounted to 11,771,000 ions. Beehive cofeo production foil off 2,000 tons, from 68,300 to 56,000 tons, the bulk of the loss having been in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, The production by region, ae compared with the corresponding week in 1029 was as follows: rtcKrion mm insn PrnnBylvania, Ohio and Vent Vlrgrlnla ....... 5.GO I 06,500 Georgia. Kentucky, Ten- nossee and Virginia. .. 6,9O'I 6,400 Colorado, Utah and Wftshlng-ton ......... S.JKJO 5,fK0 United Bto.tai t o t a l , . . 86.SOO JOS.ROO MORE THAN ! r OOO,(KJO PERSONS SAFETY MEETS More fhan 1,000,000 person* attended safety meetlng« sponsored by local safety groups throughout the country during the past year. "While thte is probably tht ous^And- Ing featnre-of the consolMaied report Issued by the National Safety Council, other highly interesting flfarnM are given. Of the 60 local city councils In the United States, 38 reported an expendl- leyet betoro last yoar. This would ( t n re of approximktoly a h;-lf million seem too good to bo true. U tho estimate Is a few points too hi^h we are stiU doing very well indeed considering ib unfortunate things that havo occurred and the very conservative attitude of buyers all down Mio line. There are various possibilities, and three may bo mentioned specifically: First, that after all tho fears wo shall have a very good yoar, not perhaps equal to last year but well above the average. · i Second. That we shall have only Continued on n e x t page. dollars h) safety work during the past twelve months' period. All of these councils aro 6elf-«npporting, their revenue coming largely from mern- berehlps. A total of a million and a quarter piecee of seasonal home literature were distributed by 17 councils reporting on this work. Industrial safety s'chool- attracted 238,000 workers throughout the country. · A total ot 42 such school*? were sponsored by 22 of the councils. Unexpected Rate of ActNfiy In Steo! Is Harfng n Favorable Effect. YARDS CLEARED OF STOCK Has Acted us a depressing: Factor lit Maintaining 1 Priccsj {legion Now Heady for Unmistakable Signs Of « ReTlrai, Epoclally in Coke production is responding slowly and cautiously to tho Improved on- ditioos which aro resulting from a greater activity in steel than had been anticipated would tako place no far In advance of tho actual advent o£ spring. Tho betterment in coke is as yet comparatively small in voitiimj but it is of such character as to Indicate that ti. progressive movement gives promise of being under way. Larger gain Is not expected to be made at once, .but there aro reasonable expectaUous that it \vlll gradually ass-urno such .proportions that it will prasontly call for a etill greater increase In output than has leen ttte order since the first of. tbo year. Price still is a.n important consideration, operators having no desire to commit themselves to tho prodticUon of larger tonnages at tbo recent low level. This was forced by the pres- eiTot. of sora-e stock accumulations which always adversely effect the market, especially when there is littio demand. These stocks having been cleaired fh- region is now in position to await th-d unmistakable signs of a better market, higher pricey bsing one of tho prime conslderationa. L,a;t week tho total production was 31,11)0 tuns. This was a gain of 1,478 tone over the preceding week. Th« morhauts supplied 1,300 tons of the increase, tb/e furnace ovens 170 tons During tho preceding week tliero bad boon a net decrease of £50 tons. Output is now at the highest point of tho yoar to date, but that is not sayiut; much when contrasted with a yoar ago. It was Chen hanging around 62,000 tons each week, or practically 100 per cent greater than daring Januarj of 1980. Kstimatd productioii of coke dui- Ing the woek anded Saturday, February 1 was 3i,100 tons, divided between tho two districts aa follows: Coninelisville, U70, a decrease of 3, 630 tons; Ijowor ConnellsviU'i*, 2t,22u tons, an Increase o£ 5,100 tons, or a net increase of 1,'17J tons. Production by interests was: For- naee, 6,370, a gain of 170 tons; merchant, 25,SaO, a gain ot 1,300 tons., u h i compared with a loss of DM a-iul A I gain of 1100 tons rospwliveJy during tins week ended J;uiuary 25. Tho only change in the list of active ovons was tbo addition ol! 20 at (jeiiova, an Independent fnraaco opcra- lion. The production by the merchant ami furnaeo Intercuts and the toUil coni- parpd with the corresponding week in I'JZ'j is shown iierc-with: VVrek Hfcr. l'"ur. Totnl WJlt . 1'.VMU 4,1170 -JI.-410 .20,4110 r,,i.SO 123, U70 ,^1,'J'JO 0,1.V ;'.U,HTO LIST OF COKE OYENS IN THE LOWER CONNELLSVILLE DISTRICT With.'Their Owners, Address and Ovens in Blast Corrected to Saturday, February 1, 1930. In Worfc» Niunn of Addrcn* Jan. 4 .Ian. 1! . I n n . IS J«i n, 2.1 «L',;!t)i) , r i,;!70 i«2o to Date lu Ualt' to 171,'Jf) 2 OS 200 3 10 142 2-10 U05 118 40-^ aOO 1UO 182 110 200 I'M l i l O 200 2'JO aoo 250 noo 100 TM BO 104 10L a^u ao «78 2(10 a to ·100 BUO JOS 152 I'M A l K i o n No. I, A i l l h o n No. ^. Allison No. 3 American 1. . American V . . Century Crystal iKjnald 1 J Donald a lidna. Kloanor poster Freedom .... (Jarwood .... Orlffln No, 1. Grlflln No. 2. . Herbert Hopo llualead ..,,. .Isabella Liifayette .. ifrovunville aoo Marion Alt, Hope CU1 Hume Crienl i j ur.tau 1 MEKCH.ANT OVKNS. W. J. Kalney, Ino New York , W. J, Kalney, Inc. Now ifork . W. J. Kalney, Inc. N u w "firk Baton Coal Co. .,.,...,.... t'litsburB , liaton Coal Co C e n t u r y Coke Co Hoola Coal Coke Co. Whycl Coko Co U n i o n own Whyol Coku Co. U n l o n t o v m WaltorsUuru Coke Co L t i u u u u w n tit»ra Coal Coko Co. . . . . . U u i o m o w n iiouUi J' v ayottd Coke Co Uiilomown Kepublic Coal Ac Coke Co, . C o n n u i U v i l l Aotna-C'villc Coke Co, iiecJa Coal Coka Co l l Ul»niiru Hecla Coal it Cuke Co, ..... i ' l t l a i / i i r i C ' v l l l o Central Coke Co. ... i'lltsuurtj Cu jiiid.ns C, C. Co. Union) own iie'jla. Coal . Coke Co U n i o n , o w n A.IUB Coke Co. Wheeling rftoei Corporation Ijlncoln Coal . Coko Co.... C'vllle Central Coke Co.... liU^ernfa Coal Coka Co 1'iLuuurjf , , . tiuuiJjcra C'ville Coko Co.... C u u n n n a i Ula bnowtlon Coke Co U n i u n u \ , n ., \V. J. Atttlney, inc. Union to wu .. Ameilcu,ii Cuiia J- 80 -'U lyo ,TU TO 00 1,717 1'urlia.n J'oland nnii Jim No. 5. No. U. rporaiion U n l o n i o w n i.'iO 100 2.Ti bh din rock . . . btnr\\iMi ..... Thompson 2. . . l o w e r HIU i. 'I o w e r Hill ~. , V^asliln^ton 1. V V . t s l i l n y t u n 'J A i n i.i - j l u t t l i m t u a iJijnbo . , . . learth . . . ( , . I M - N 1 J Coke C 1 U n i o n t o w n JHuiltiui Coko Co Union town 1'brltan Cuke Co U n i u i i L o v r f t 1'urltait Coko Co, PoliLiui Coal Co. Kich iilll Coal Coke Co... u u t e r j j i .. 11. li. SatikcU Coal C. Co.. tuuUi Held ljoum.-i'ullei Coke Co U i u o i i [ i n n Fayottu Coke Co U u i o i u o n n Cunsolldatoa Cuke Co iMidi u i ^ . 'i'iiompBon C'vllle COK« Co.. i J ltL»tiure . i^Jislorii Coke Co 1'it.usl urjf . Tower Hill C'vllle Coke Co. U n i o r t o v v l i Waahlneton Coal Cok« Co.. iiaw* jn .., NVasUlnetoii Coul Si Coko Co.. uuwi;/: ... KUiXNA-Cis: U V K W a . Cu. T h o m p s o n I. Monea-jen Coal Cuke Co... Alii.)., Kay ii. C. K / i u k Coku Cu I'lUs Hirg . . . . H t l i a n c c C o k e Furnace Ct 1 l l l B n "'tf · · · · H. C. Krlok Cuke Co F K u m r i r .... il. C. i'lick Colte Co I ' H i a j u j j f AiL-JCeeliey Coal Co L,i_et. n.a, C-rao K e p u b h c I r u l i t Steel Co... I ' l U b J U r u .... Upilalone Coal Cok« Co,.. iJ ' L SUil FARMS INCREASING USE OF ELECTRICITY One h u n d r e d and Bixty-llve thousand electrified farms in 19li-t iucreanod to half a million at tho beginning of the jm'sonl jvar, ;i gain of about 200 per emit In live years, iadic'iiting: tho extraordinary do\eloinueii( «l' rurai electrification In tho United States, ;ic- cordins to JihiRc-no )lo)coml5, chair- juan of tho Rural Service Commlttco of the National Kl-eotrk: Light AH- ThlH, howuver, in o n l j ono sid-o of tin picture, say* Mr. tlolcomb, for \\ ith tho growing number if oleotrified liinnis lias como a steadily inoroasing: ubc oC currant ly tho individual farm. "Just a few y«irs ago, rural elec- Irifieutfon was thought ol only m terrufc of lighting. Today the uso o! jwH'r is paying its way and showing a, profit. "RocK-'nlly tho natioual commdtlao made a request for a few exam plea of. f a r m s ufiins in excess ot 3,000 kilo- waiL-hourB a year. The re-spouso was a Burprihe. lletnrns from Hourly (··very »fate fhowod that h u n d r c d K ol nwideru farms are not stopping at y.OflO tutt are tisiug four, five, ton und .wenty thousand kilowatt-hours a y«ir or more. Ortalnly thin iwse ifa profitable. "Kitrming H beius revolut Ionized a n d Iho wi\v, highly davelopod, spe- t i j i l l / H ) , wvll «ng)neer?d, high povror- i-d (-·ouuneitlul tigrkullurvi is just bo- loic Ub. Suri»)y the electrical industry has a niaco In this «\oiutiou. iinti unless ali jtb traditions aro ignored, if will rontrilnilc (o t h l a [.i-ogr?^- ,sive nuncmeiU j»o( »*· if hut in tho p.'iht t o n l r i b u l f d o th-c advance of civilisation and tho injjinj'-oiw.nt i» the Klanriard of living.

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