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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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I ' A l i J'., 1 V .Hi. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNE ^LSVtLLE, PA. r+++++++++++ Week C- *i«i Prices and Prospects Prices for Spot Coke Are Holding Firmly at Recent Levels; Demand Is Uniform Coke Trade , FEBRUARY 27, 193u, » K^**-*** WJ-O+'.J*^**^*-*****'^*'-**^ * ·jr J**.*-**-^*s* **** *+++· CD- Con tract Requirements Arc Taking Care ot' Seeds of Blast Furnaces. PRODUCERS DOMESTIC GAS XepoUutions for Annnal tractf, for Coke; Mild Weather Has Kffwt of OacrciUHlng- Jomand for ffoatinq: f oke; Co»l T/osos Gronnd. Special to The Courier. IMTTSBURG. Feb. 27.-- Prices for hpot coke ;we holding f i r m l y at recent levels, except, that hcitting coko is a 'ihafio easier. D«ymunl for furnace and tuurudry grades haa been practically uniform tor two or three weeks and by no means heavy, but production in now closely adjusted to requirements. Blaiit furnaces have not been buying cither spot or prompt coke, reqaire- nent» bein? f u l l y taken care of by con-tracts, MlsceUanooaa buying is f.ilr, with no particular change from week to w eek. Chances have been t h a t with g;neral trade improving and .» decided 1 aiprov-ement in steel, there would 1/e additional de-matvd for Connellsville roke, but Uitis far nothing has devfloi-ed, anil the Kteel trade as a matter of fact sot-ms a little leas act h o than .1 weo-k or two ago, -while pis iron i.s still rather dull. A f r c i h item in the (,-okfi trade is t h a t '·ome i th(. x producers of gas for iUnnvvU use h a \ o begim negotiating in oorniectton with annual contracts, H begin April 1. Contracts when macio for ;i year generally dtito from A p r i l 1. These annual contracts icgularly carry a higher price than provailt) i'i the spot market at the tune they are made, since the producer has to take the risk. At the present time $2.75 Is regarded a» a very low price on such annual con- t r a c t s for gas milking, even when a large ton: age (H Involved, prothtcers tcellng that consumers should be able to pay $2 85 to $3.00, d«p»Twilng ou tho slae ol the contract. for heating coke has been rather poor in tho past -iVk, evidently a retlfotion ot the mild weather BUYING OF STEEL HAS BECOME SLIGHTLY LESS ACTIVE IN SOME CASES Ingot Production Is About 10 Per Cent Abo-re Avei!ip in Jutitmrj: Statistical Sun: mary. PRODUCTION DISTRICT Lower Councllsvilio Totals ,, FURNACH OVENS ConnellsvUIe lower ConnellsTllle Totals OVENS f oiuiellsTlllo Lower Totals .... W B K K K N D 1 M J Kl'.BKt'AKY I I , JDIIO. '(Mpns In On( 11,010 -IMJ 1V2« W K K K E N O I S G fc'EBUUARY 15, IflflO. 10,70ft 100 III 2 112 10,605 3,402 UM»7 n,iof 3,830 ' 7,2!M( Tons f»,4(W o-iiOO 1,100 4,500 5,600 4,300 2«,800 Ovens 14,010 11,818 25,828 10,705 L',714 f!i,.00 3,215 12^10 In 4Sfi 2, 1 80 2,fi«fi ( 100 41 'j 3S6 1 UjJfJ -Jyjwt.3 '.',254 Oat !),6S8 t;n,)«iJ 10,095 '2,4(W Cl.OO 7 7J2S« 10,005 Tons 5,800 28,500 34,800 1,300 5,SOO 4,000 !5;»,9(M) 28,500 Production and Output Curtailment of Production , Of Coke Continued, Chiefly By the Merchant Interests Special l The Courier, XS7W YORK, February 26.-- Am-er- i«vn Mota.1 Mar} ut in vts wec.kly iron and steel rovte\ toniorrow will say: Steel buy log i i general has become less ai tiv-o, beginning with «tecreasus a xu.tlo weeks ago In or less Isolated cases. The decrease is light and is impressing only bo- cause an incretse was expected on gnenil prlnorpioa and would be !n line with the i uiform seasonal precedent. By no meana 3 the steel trade given an unfavorable aspect from a longer range view, Jfiven the more sang-utne st««l producers were surprised by the vokwne of the . umiary buying, which it now appears -efyresented too strong a pace to last. Taking January unrl February together tUo total buying Quito a favorable comparison with November and December taken together. uas be n a slight drercaso In weok in steel ii got production but the rate is still ab u t 10 per cent alxvt» the January av ^ragc and February a-s a whole will i o doubt show several per cent pam RwonUy r^omo mills were producin ingots in cxce«s of their finishing and there id now a balancing. In the order of activity tlie finishing branches o the steel trade rang© substantially a . follow*: Raila, struc- fcura.1 shapea, in plate, bars, shoots, pls*os, wire an i tubular goods, hx-Juci- ing botfi weld? I arwl shunless. H«iv- leat deliveries arc rails to railroads and steel t implement works, structural fa! ricating shops- and freight car Various othr lines fallow, with tl") automobile said to be doing Uu mott poorly. Some HglU is now thrown on the failure, ot the scrap market to nhow expected act! ity in the last few weeks, while iho !lrtnn« u s of p r e v a i l i n g Sellers feol t h a t there | ^^ ccs mav ^ dlM , ^ a nght out s t i l l IKV considerable demand in Beeping wit i less industrial activity before tin season ends as the warm \\o,ithrr rwently prevailing could h i i r d l y bo u fixture. Vouridr;- coko demand has been mib- M a t i t i a J J y uniform in the Jast few % v n k s , f a - alxvo tho 15e;ember i«ace, w h i c h wj.s j. very poor one. Tho market rtmatn.s quotable as follows: ^ l . o t ' f u r n i r - r . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.GfH$2.6r. Spot f o i i m l i - y .......... $3.3Ufe*4.0U The on foundry coko is for ordinary itanilard, machluo drawn being posstoly less wlille the premium brands aie at $4.75 and $1.83. The Plttsburg district coal market has lost u little ground in activity in the last wek, but nothing in prices than was as»t meci. Finished ti el prices are no more unsteady that f o r m e r l y and on tlvo whole are f a i r l y tteady. Blaok and galrariixcd »h ^ste are firmer, w i t h n fle-flnite advajve talked ot for second quarter. BRINGS SUIT AGAINST BOTH B.0. AND W.M. A. Spate*; 1 J -ady, coal opera- EMPLOYERS URGED 10 UTILIZE STATE'S BUREAU SERVICE As An \M to the Kfforti Being Made to Better Stabilize Labor Conditions. NOT GENERALLY USED AT PRESENT Fob. 26--Ten tfooiis-1 ·anl letters to employers ot labor are, being mailed by the superintendents o t ' employment offices maintained by t h e t (Commonwealth under direction of the' Bureau of Employment, Dopjirtzuont of arwl Industry, with a view of Btlmulatinfj the iwsc of thoso free employment agencies by omployore. ft la pointed out that tho Pennsylvania Bureau of Employment in cooperation 1 with iho Employment .Service of the FVdcvral Dopftrtment of Labor, main- I ta n« in l.'i separate municipalities o f , P e n n s y l v a n i a p u b . l e employment O T - j change* where unemployed person? ranging from common laborer* to t h e ; highest type of clerical, sale* a n d ' technical workora, In all seasons oi tho year, register for employment. I Krnployers of Pennsylvania a r e utilizing this service in a.11 sections of \ the Commonwealth and morel-complete 1 afie of It by employers will aid groatly in the effortjs to staMliae labor condi- tl3n». The employment trends indicated by comparing tho number of app Icants for jobs to the number of employment oixmlnga (Hod w i t h the State Employrnpnt Officer by employnps ( OK II I f R K K i H T TIJ TBS, Th» f r c l ^ h ! i . v ' c h on c ke f r o m t h d C n n n C l t H V l l I c t l l s t r l r , wli It'll . n r - t i u l e i w h . i t Is o l l l c l n l l · k n o w n a s i h r C o n r i " l l n v l l l o r c K ' o n ( 3 o m c t ! m e « r a i l e d t h e b iMn Ji«- I r i r l ) a n d t h o Ixiwer 'onnells- i l l l o c l l s l r l c t ( o t l r i i P.- Hod the K l o n c l l k n a n d n r m i o t l tea t h e Mn.aont.o*n d l « l i f f t o j r i n c l p M p o l n t a "f s h i p m e n t , u r i ai f o l - )iw», per ton t -,00) pounds, e f f e c t i v e J u l y 1, 1H22: D o s t t n a t l o a . jRAte. B a l t i m o r e ................ ».'S.21 l i u f t a l o C a n t o n Chk-«K» C a l u n i l i u s D e t r o i t F:. St. I ^ u l s N e w o r k P h i l a d e l p h i a 3.28 2.T7 2.77 3.60 *.54 2.77 2.00 4.10 4.15 4.70 4.79 J.SJ P o r e H e n r y , N. V ..... ...... 4,54 P n r t M a i l a n d , I M t U s l t i w r 1 . O n l 3.I.'.") 'A -8 3 28 4 lit) 4,70 K l o h m o n d , Va. f! * O ) . . . H l r h m o n d , \'a. - P . K. J . . . S o u t h B r t h l c h n n ......... 3.53 Sw p i l c i a n d , I'a ............ 3.53 U - h f c l l n e ............. 2.27 \ a l l e j - I' n n t a ............ 2 27 l-'«r ISxporf, , From f ' o n r . c l l d v l l l i i)l» r!ci: i ' h l l a d c l i hl.i ( ] \ O. U \ts- «o!») ................... $3.02 U f t l l l n K i r i i F . il. H. ve 9el») 3,02 K r o n i J j i t r . i b s s l u i r l c l . r h t l a d c i j i h j A iT. O. « vea- a t s l e j .................. 2.S2 B a l t l m u r e ( F. o. B. v .M«U 2.82 e.atlstlcal trend* which would be Breatly increased in value for the in- fnrmation of Industry as a whole if it w ere possible for employers to list w i t h thoec employment eiohange* v i r - J ttmlly all of their nxruiBitlon» for em- ployes of all typcfl. I Tho (public employment exchanges; arc t!tvaya open to employment m a n - ) apera of industrial and similar efitab- 1 flhmente for tho purpose of interviewing applicants at. tho employment ffices. Thi« procedure is 7ifinp; fol- Inwe'd by numbers of employers in a i umber of districts of tho State, but NET TON MILE; OF FREIGHT TRAFFIC GREATEST N1929 by 5,477,1 20,000 Net RIGID TESTS MADE OFSHOVEI5USEDIN ROAD CONSTRUCTION As Ttfsnlt of C'laiiti of Laborer Of His Rifcht to a P»r- ticolar Tool. BALANCE IS IMPORTANT HAERISBURG, Feb. 26-- "Th«t'« my shove! and I'll flglit to keep It," declared a highway laborer to a fellow workman one day, several years ago. The labor gang had jusrt flninbed lunch and w«re about to re«nme work when one of the men grabbed a shovel from the pile and started away. A Pennsylvania Department of HiKhway« foreman settled tho argument by restoring the ehovel to tho claimant but wanted to know, as all th-o shovels belonged to tlie State, just why the laborer was fio insistent on having that particular tool when all were pnrchaiwi at tho samo time and trtlll were practically new. Jlio reply furniflherl the Highway laboratory with matflrial for more touts. An ingenious machine devi»et by the laboratory experts Htraulatc« in nearly every detail a workman shoveling broken limeetone fro: i a stock pile to £i wheelbarrow, a tank performed daily by hundred* of men tiuringr the con«i ruction The machine re- Ton Miies Best Record Made ii l»*2t. CARS TRAVE LED MORI, MIISES F r e i g h t t r a f f i c bawll* I in 1929 by susceptible to considerable expan- [ the railroads of tais ooui try, measured sion ae th-e need in net ton miles, n imbcr of ton« The Bureau of Kniployjnent in co- of freight multiplied bj the dietancc . ' ftv, n ~ ' t M U v,io in n .,1, i "P ertrt!n wlttl t h o UtiiUxl States Em- xu-r1ed,-wa: the ereatei t for any year me uwt ween, DVH nouunj; in price, tor TM" » TM ?' **,!fj t ',° t P *""| Ploymont Service mahiUlnn public em- on recor.1. wco.dlng U complete ro- exccpt tiu.t domestic is a shade lower, filed In the Un ted StatM U l ^ t r l U Court «.xrhan«« in Phi!ad«Inh1 n . i TMrta for t h o »«ir i, at , «*.v«,l bv f h n Railroad requirements are off silently from the January rate and still more from QMS rate of a year ago. Railroads have bee;i getting their slack a little coapar Is the last couplo weeks, 80 oentH in some cases when 95 cents had boon paid formerly. The railroads buy the beat grades of slack and pay above tli«* common ordinary market r rice. toni- ulwervvrs in the coal tradb express 'lie opinion t h a t ou the whole J n d i t A t n u l demand for coal is off .soino- ·vrbat l i o n i th(^ ,linu;try average thagh of course far above December, when demand was particularly light T-ho main poijit, however, is th;»t in- (lustrial (Xjtisumptiori of coal in not iucre-asits seasonally, when precedent and roceut ex-pectations would call for a 8ttb»t!.ntial increa. 1 -'/ by thLs timo over the January pai-e. DeBnatU for domestic coal lias drop- pod to rather small proportions, tl into exceptionally niild weather. Slner- tho first of the month temperature at VHtsbur,,; has averaged about seven d-e-grws above normal, which m;ikes ;i big difference. Retailor.-) generally arc buying .Mngle carkudh and only when thoir yards are nearly empty. Tho going market on good grades of. tlome.s- tlc liunjJ is aow tiuolablo at ?2.00 to $2.2£, ajfalnut $2.10 to $Z.K recently (juoted. Much of the coal Iw going at $2.25 and In some sections old prices of $2.40 aad $2.50 are still obtained, no necessity having arisen for making concessions. Some improvement in market conditions Is expected when lake shipment* bigiu about a month hence. Tho 1'itttaburg district Itself cannot hope to do notch In lake coal, but -thould be roLie/ed of some pressure- of competition by the southern ile-lila. The Valley pig Iron market shows no change. Tho turnover on the whole i i Hght, being confined almost ontirol} 1 to small lota, carloads to 100 tons, and tihe orders are not particularly inmttorous. A 500 ton oixter ap penrn only occasionally, Pricea ar« uiuintained ut ftuuillar lovi»la, :m follows, f o. b. Valley tornac«»: j;o -i n;' r ....... ...,,. r.i- ......... .jiutt · ,. --- , --- ,,,,.. at ElVinfl, su iplemental to uu «iuity suit against the Baltimore Ohio] Railroad Con pany and the Woetem Maryland Kailroad Oc^mptuiy, asJus for 157,735,11 damages. The amouir Bought, according to l jie petition, repr- »onta !«£« of profits .iOil additional co t of miniiiK; operailonfi, $18.30 Mforfad the ·Ion must hav« be*B else wb«B f K «f p«M«l|«r j i l o y m o n t exchanges in Philadelphia, ( ports for tho year just i oeiv«d by tho ''ittsbttrp, Scranton, Allentown, A l - I Bureau of H a l l w a y Kro lomico. The tfXJna, Erie, Tlerrtsburj?, Johnstown,! volume movixl amount* I to 492,179,- tleacllng, J/ancaater. Now Ca«tie, Oil '. 745,000 net ton mllos, -51 hlch exceeded City and Williamsport. J by 3,477, 920,000 n « t I m miles or I sevon-t«nths of one per cent, the best over a stipult led period, n» a resul' of alleged discri uiriation in car supply. Ii. (». Shlpix-d W. T. Conl In J85i. ' prevloim record establit tied The Baltimore 'Ohio Railroad le- j %'an ehipments of b i t u m l n o u e coal from West Virginia in ISBii. L18T OF COKE OVENS IN THE CQNNELLSV1LLE DISTRICT Witli Th« Ir Owuors, Address and Ovens lu Blust Corrected to Saturday, A-'ebruurj- 22, 1930. UVCBM la Work* Upermtarm, u V Mi. J.'iu,t.t,iU4t. U u k o Co Int.. IM lll'J b- J14 J.W) 2UU ·too buu UUli ulM) you 200 7tf» 464 3(M 3J 340 1UO B U n e r . . . . . . ,... Lt-d.v id£on ... I^iui U r u v e . i'ori. iiill I- e r s u ^ o u . .. H u m p h r i e s . i i. iji-aiJUytUt ML. L J l l . a J J d H L t\ C I i IN u i no vuvBI" io. 1, u n v c r -Nu. 2. O l i v e r No. S. C a l u m e t . . . . . Collier C u u u n o u t u l . 1. Cua.^ « CuHu int. Jt,liu u r o v u Utal dc invite Co -wrauci~.acliuiH.Jt Coke Cu. U o u u u U i v i U d J. . C. Co. .. -UunijHii ay t-oal AC Cuite Co. W, J. Jwiiney, lite Coal oc CiK6 Cu Co yauf otuel Co. er oluti Uu. ui- aiaal Co. Juic. Hccia Mo, 1. -tiui in isu, 3. Uu: i d t l i r Kyle a. . l.uitli J j u m o n l No. 1. J J *-ruu»t JSu. a. MiiniiuoUi M K i ' K U u r l t u M u t u a l ..... . Ollpl)U.lit Trotter , United . Whitney Wynu .. Oliver Jn\ic \V, J, i'UHJSACJi OVJBNB. H. C. i rick Coke Co. .U. C. J; I'aCK coik.u Uu, ti. u. £ riuu. Uuiie Uu. ii. C. a no*, c-ujvu uo. ii. U. Jc'l 1UK. _ok« (Jo. il. C. i'rjcK Cone Uo, ii. U. i-'ricit UUKU Cu. tiyalot'.br-yvuiu Ouita Uo. ii. U. I ' n c R 'JuKa Cu. ii, C. j 'riutc. r Joko Uu. ti. c. j''nek CoK6 uo. il. C. i''rictt Cultn Uo. ii, C, J-'CICK. Coke Co. H, U. i'Tick Uoke Uo. il. U. J'Tloic Uoka Uo. 11. U. .Krick Coke Co. 11. C. J''ricit UDKQ Uo. ii. C. J.'i luk Cuice Uo. li. C. j.'iu-K. Uolte Uo. 11. U. .j'ftck. Uoke Cu. 11. U. /I'lok Coke Co. 11. C. J'fklc Coau Co. ii. C. u'rlclc Cok« Co. il. C. u'riuU. Coke Co. 11. U. f'nck Cok» Co. 11. C. i»'rn;k Coke Co. llosta) ler-U'vlllo Coke Uo. H. C. 6'riek CoJtB Co. U. a IfiJck Coke Co. 11, C. B*zJAk, Oek* Co. U n i u n t u V i n C u u n a l i a v U l e C u u n e l i a v L U a C o i u i e J i B V U i u J.--K Lt.u m I; , I ' l U H U U l f c . I' t L L O U U l « . 1'llLaual j . 1'lUiiUUl J, . 1 ' l L l B O U l j i . 1 ' l U K U U f K . ' J ' H l S U U I J f , · t-MUsburg. in 1926. - The total for llio year 1929, wtw also an incrvuee of 14,90S,2 .3,000 net ton miles or 3.3 per cent -bove that for 1D2S and an intre.ise o 17,483,630,000 net ton miles alio\e thi t for 1927. Thw record {re--igh traffic -was moved by tho railroads) n Ii)ii5) without difficulty and w i t h an ifleiency never before atiaineJ by tho uarriere, I n th« eastern dietr ct, there wafl an increase oC 5.2 per cunt In the amount oi freight hniull 1 In 1929 cora- parnl with 192b but t.h southern district stiov/cd a roilucHo i of five-tenths of ono per cont The ^ estern district reported en in-rea«! f f 1.8 por cent. in Iho month of Ue» ember,' freight truffle handled by thu Cla«a I rall- roads anionnto! lo 36 039,859,000 not ton m i l e s , n redii'-tlnn of 1,(:;MK!7,000 act ion miles or i 3 pet cent below the «ame month in l!28. In the e*istcrn dtetr ct, the volume of froig-ht handled by ho railroads in Deccmlx?! 1 was a rodu- tion of 2.6 per cont, while thf iiouth rn district re- porUxl ti reduction of 7 9 per cent. Tho western district r-epor ed a r-oductfbn of 5.4 pot- cont. A new high record vas eetabliehed in J929 by (he lailroad: ot thin country In the promptness an dispatch with ·which tho heavy volu ne of freight traffic w«» handled 1 y t h e m during- tho 12-rnonlhB period. Not only w:ie tho tivorago daily movoin-ont of freight ' are the liiffheHt over attdined but tho .peed 'of freight ( r u i n s W;IH also groatf t. Tfic daily average movement per trois'iH i-ai in 1929, a( wording to complete reports for the year 'waa 32.-I tnllee p fi r day. This va« an Increase of 1,2 mlh'H over tin best previous ]' daily avertig^ fut 1 at y year, e^stab- llshfd Lit i!12S, w h e n he ev«r!ig? WHS 1 veals in a -few hours how a new ehovel la golnjf to stand up in the performance of its job. The shovel is plunged into the pile of a!utBri«.l, pulled backward with ite kmd and a brush sweeps the ehovel clean agnln when it gc-ee 1ack for another load The test man observes nwuiy repetition'!, e a c h oarrfully comited by the machine, and tho length of the tost is HnKd. When the nhowl begins to buckle, worn thiu and with blunted rutting wdfi?. tho re«ult« of (he teste are computed. Some of them last beyond the minimum standard and others break dcfwn quickly. Those that «tood tbo test art 1 listed with the clifribles and their manufactnrere are pcrmittixi to bid for th,- department'fi order, provided they meet other requirements. "Handleo are equally important with the blade and a workman on the busi- end of a slvovel for eight hours might tell you t h f y are most important," said II. S. Mattlmore, engineer of test* for the department. A special wc-od ifl requirfld, of clear Brain and frte from fiawe. "It's the balance erf the shove;! that. causes men to fight for a certain tool or ehun it," said MattSmore. "That's 1930 EXPECTED TO BE A COMPETITIVE YEAR AMONG STIR MAKERS Steel producers' ffnuncial reports for , now ~boing releaied, revealing in- in earnings up to 127 per cent ainl apparc-Jitly p u t t i n g tho I n d u s t r y on the soundest basU ir several years, aecume little more (ban academic or hifitorical interest In view of the price cutting which develo led last month, says tho Iron Trade Review. On practically all finished steel pro- diictfi quotations today are the lowwit since the mWJl« of 1928, and on some fiat-rolled Ihiefi have leclined to depthe not plumbed since he war. As observed hero recent!}, to some extent this weakness in a hangover from Vbe closing month* of 1?29. It is not apparen that many producers, thoir view (-oint still colored by the poor showing ot November and December, enapped at the first business showing in January and determined to corral some, regardless of price. Now that demand has come back, there must b; universal regret at tho shorl-slghte-1 price policy of January. There is, however, another angle to this price eltuation which will have an important bear) ig on 1930 ©arn- Mnrkpf Conditions Kot Favorable to Greater Activity. CHANGE IN OVtN LIST A ('(Hiiiilion Which Has ?iot I'rerallci For M n n y Weeks; Total Prodnctlm f,as Week 32,100 Tons, or 110 Pel Ont I'mlw rorrcspondlitg- Week, '21 The curtailment In coke pi-oduetior which began a fortnight ago wa« continued List woek, especially by thi merchant interosts. The occtislon. foi t h e further reduction in output wai the fact thaf the trade line not ye- exbibitc*! any pronounced change a« t volume or demand. That the roccn advance in price still holdo firmly i. about the only encouraging f-eature o the situation. It shown that just a soon as there is more, inquiry for cok. the very natural trend of the uiarkr will bo toward higher pricee, a oondi tion which ha« long: been the ver, ardent hope o£ the producers. Laol week tho furnace Interests d · creahPd their output by 200 tons. Tl) merchant^ made the larger cut I 1,700 tons, or almost three tunes UwU of tbo previous week. The total di · t-reaee wafl 1,900 tone which reduce i tho regional production to o2,40'i ings. The Decent mtrgera and acauW-! This ( , tl![ ifi abovo Ulc wcckly miB . mum for t)K year, but i! continues t(. bo half the weekly average a, yet t ago. The cumulative production f the year to February 22 amounts liow« of sleol prop«ir«ic«, prodticer-concumcr relationship* ot years standing and tying In heavy- txannage conwimere with certain pro- A-aoors, are pro*oki ig retaliation. « j s«,890 which te 268,110 tons, or I'd )» not to be expected that produce-re pcr ,, PJ , lt ] CbS U)an at tll ,, oorrcapond- will ait idly by w ]ile their outlets transfer allegiance. No sooner did th Steel Corporation purchase capacity on the Pacific Coaet than Bethlehem followed suit. When the Steel Corporal on ships finished material by -water to North Atlantic points thte summer it will invade territory close to Bet ilehem mills. Con- eider all thb bar mi.Is being erected at or clcwe to Detroit. Republic's affiliation with the Baton utilities it causing) many realignments National Steel i.« j endeavoring to rou il itself out, and i thuB becomes more competitive.. \Vill iug date in 1929. There was no change in ov n operation la*-t week, either in additions or withdrawals. The lesseni f) was the result of a. regulation of tlie ninning timo. B it four of the more important operations made f u l l six days. The remaind r ran five or four day» depomllag upon thu urgency of the demand upon them for coke. The pstiniftted production of coko t i Iho week ending Saturday, Fobrua y t'i, was 32,400 toun, «!ividel b'twe n j tho two district*; In the iollo-wlns pi i- Youngstown and Inland BO U Republic , port , OM . ' connellnvllle '· 400, a or l-Jetblehem? u-rea.sp of 400 tour,: Lo^cr Oonnel v It looks like a highly roinpc-tilvp | ville, 27,000, a decrease of 1,500 toi year. what ap!ealxi to Che laborer some j years ago who unconsciously eug-, gctitod a toBt for bilance." j Ksixrlniente w i r e performed t o , prove t h e dcpai tm-ent's standards. I Shovels choeen in he testa were given workmen, aions w i t h others that failed. Almost inv riably tb-e workmen choae the gooi on IH. "Some shovele are killerH," said a or s total deer-Muse of 1,000 tow, nr compared with a not decrease of f.Jt) tone during the pre-ceding week. Ily interestfc tho production was li- vided t b u B : Kuniac-c, S.GOt", a loss n_' 200 tons; merchant, 2fi.SOO, «-t IOSK o' 1,700 foas, oa -compared with a gain of 120 and a lofrfi of 630 tone in the onded February K. For the week in months (hero was an onttre absei ce of change in th-e list of ovens in ope - a- 'aborer rubbinK his back. And the tion. department has n-ted a saving in i t s i ^ 'Hie production by the merest!t « nl bill for theee toils along with increased productioi on the part of men, duo to leetH befor-i purchase. Usp our "want' advortlsement. furnace interests and (he total ccui- pared with (ho corresponding week 192!) is shown herewith: LIST OF COKE OVENS II* THE LOWER CONNELLSVILLE DISTRICT With Their Owners, Address nnd Ovens in Blast Corrected to Saturday, February 2'2, 1980. Week Jan. 4. [ J a n . 11. J a n . 1R. J n i i . L'~. Ffb. «. Feb. \'.2 \'.)'J.'.i l o 1 I'.l'M to ) In Work* Mum* of Operstom. 211 S liOO 140 142 118 ·lO'J! 160 1-20 12 111) iwo Hi, 200 2UU 300 U50 »4 B4 :;uo 100 46U bO 11*1 Alli»on No. 1 , . Allison Nu, 2. . Allison No. U. American 1. .. American y... Century ...... ISO 48 iiU Uoimld J , U u n a l d '3 Kiina. . , , Kloo.nor l-'otster KrceJom liar wood G r i f f i n No. 1. liriifln No, U . H e i u e r t Hope Huulead ...., JLiafayette Lab alia 300 aa su Marion ...... · ML. Hope ..... OUi Home ---Orient , ...... P u r i t a n 1 'J . -PurUaji iSo. 4. Puritan Nu. 5. A'urliin No. U. i'olftud ....... K l u l i Hill ..... 1UO 31 2 n, aiwl an i n c i iaae of 2.1 miles abovf t h c N l u i ) 1 / avern e for 1927. The average of 1!)I'9 wnri : 11 int-reuHp of 10 nnlev- above that for ! 121 Lure oi ' iold 3."wl«i as many narrlec) women !a ttoft United J cateei now as 88 veto* *t*. uio 401) auo :u»-i ;j:ti D.1U4 I , loo AM "M 40(1 -" UK) 400 Thompson - . . Towei- Hill ,1. l o w e r Uill 'i. , SV a " h i n B i i l u l l l l ' , U L U I I 1' u u t c i l a l e 1. . 1 . , MKKCHANT QVN8. W, J. Italncy, Juc. . ........ N a w I'ork . W. J. Itj-iney, inc. .... ..... N«w V o r k . W. J. luiliioy, inc. ......... New iork Baton Coal Oo. ............ JffUsburu . Baton Coal Oo ............. l j m»burg . C u u t u r y Cok« bo .......... UruvMiKville iicclA Coal Cok* Co ..... Jflltsburff . W h e l C o k e Co ............ U i i l o n t o w n W l i j u i Coke Co . . . . . . . . . . . U n i u n t o w i i \Va.Uersbun» Coke Co ...... U n l o i i t u w n teiern Coai ot Coko Co ...... U n i o n t o w n d o u U i i''u.oUe Coke Uo. ... U n i o n t o w n Kepublu; Coal t. Coke Co. Ac (.ua-o'x t / l e C/ke Cu ij,uoja Coal dte u u k u Cu ...... I ' H t a u i i i y . lto:la Coal tv. C u k e Co ...... J-', L t t i j u r i i . C ' V l l l o C u n L i a . 1 Cuke Co, ... i ' l i t a u u i b . iii/lm Coko Co ..... . ........ , . . , .UiuUcau-iennujji C. C. (,'o. U n i o n 10' vi-iV Hocla Cual lit Coke Co ..... U n i u u t o w u A.uaa Cuke Co ............. b r u o n t u w u Wiieoluii; dta«i Covporatlo i. . n vtotl luiuuoln Coal Coke Co.. ., ' " ' C V J I i e Centra.! Coka Co.,... 1,11,401 116 Coal . CUKB Co.. . . , b u u - i . e n i C ' v i U c COKO Co. .. ojiovvauii Coke Co ......... W. J. Jtalnay, Anc. ......... Aniei-jL-an t-oko C'orpomUuji V u r l t a a Coke Ci .......... 1'unid.ii Coko Co. ... ...... I ' u i i i d i i Coke Co .......... r i H i i a u C O K O Co .......... J.'u:uiu C j a l Co. .... ...... HICJI Hal Cuul t Coke C i . . . 11. -Ic. o a ^ K j l t Coal «t C, to., liouriiu-i' u j l a i - Cuke Co., . .. l'u.Btie coke Co. . ......... Con»olida;«a Coke Co ...... T n o n i p k u i t C'Mlla COKB Co.. J J u a i B i n Coka Co ......... 'JL'UWU!- Hill i;'vllle Coke Oo. W u a i i l n t f i o n Coal Coke To., N v ' t t M l i f u i i l o i i Co»j at CuK* i '0.. A h , , 4 , t a j . i ' j U S U U ! K . 1'iuauurn c o u i i e u » v u i a ' U u i u j i t o i v n .. . .^", i no .-.'». ir.o Kur, A. (170 ,1,150 (1.15H ,1.200 rj.,170 fi.CSO ," Son Totnl 21,110 0^'. UM» 03 Hi) (i'J, 7l) as.Soo 60 I'M Ii7 -MO 511 nod 242 S!»') ss I'l.'.o to ! M l o 2(5S 110 U n i o i u y v m U n l u a t o w n i. n i u d t u w i i U n i u i u o H i i f u i i s u u r j j . u u t c i u j i toiuiiui.cld . u m u u l u t i n U m u n i u i v u M o n c b w e i i C n n l Cukti L ' J , . 11. U. K r i c k C u k e (Jo K c l i t t i i f u C'oke !· u r n K t ; ' C li. U, l''i' U o K u Uo I I . i ' . !· i i i k U i ' k f Co Co STOCKS OF COAL AT STEEL AND BY-PRODUCT COKE PLANTS, JAN 1 Duo lo Ibo f i i r ' a U m o n t of hufaii ens in tbe Iron and sfePl Industrie* d u t i n j ? the htfft two month/, t 13H9, stock i at IxMb s t f p l works rimi b \ - p r « l u c ( plr nts liavo iiiri'criM'fi sjiiro i h o l«i^t rcrorl CompU'tf r r t u r i i n t r o m the. ly-pronuct j t l u n t s how a tot.U ot li,tSl,l17 t o n s of coking co;il In storage on .Jam a r y 3, of w h i c h -(..jitlJOO tone «-n,s ! !R!I volatile and 1,080,0!7 (ons was low volatile. Tin? stoel workK anl roiling o i l l l s reportvl 772,159 tor.i- !' steam -oal atui 60G.611 tone of ga^ coal in i* ode on January 1, a total of 1,.{78,773 I JDS ) ' H t a u u i g Ohio CEMENT PRODUCTION SHOWS DECRE/iSE The t'ortlaml onnu-iit I t i d U i i t r in J a n u a r y , IHliO, prodiu:«Hl 8,498,000 bar- relH, s h i p p e d 1,!)5."i,000 lmrrel« froi i t |m mills, and h,it In wtot k at the ei d of the month 27,03-1,new bam-In, nrcoj f l l n j j lo UK* United .Stales I S u r v n u of ^ lne«. The D f o d i i c t t o n iii' I ' n r t l a i K t K n«-*t In . I n u n a r y , l!):i(). i,hov e i a tc '- t1 .,» ( ,f M.O per «-iit am! r h i p i i H « i i - a doc *'iin- of 33 2 per c-t-nt, jit! j-ompai'ijd w i i h J a n i w u - y , 192ft. P o r t l a n d c e m e n t s ook« 'it Die- m i l l s w'n 1,1 | H -r c e n t h f:htr l n ; i i i v e u r acn. Who (D Tho««s who adi«r'ua-e la

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