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T \vxjijvsi. IAi.UY CUUrUJi'il, (JUNNUJL.U ViljLili!, f A. THURSDAY, MARCH 6; 1930. V - K x Review of the Coke rade «·**« rrrrrr f rrr i fc Prices and Prospects Negotiations for Contract Period Beginning April 1 In Course of Development b'nrnacc, W».tor, Gas and Miscellaneous Consumers Are Displaying Interest. FEW BUYERS HAVE CLOSED Probabilities Are thai Same Parties Will Get Together and Conclude Contracts Without Open Market In- qnlrles; Spot Prices Unchanged. to The Cotirtar. PITTSBURG, March 6.--Negotiations for turnaco cote for the coal year beginning April 1 are new in f u l l .swing with the consumers who ordinarily buy for that period. Including wafer gus producers In particular aa we!! as various miscellaneous consumers. A tew contracts are understood to have been closed already. Many ot the smaller contracts are handled by dealers who take a number of contracts to average up the tonnage. A year ago the smaller consumers senerally paid $3.00 on such contracts, the largest consumers getting some concession from this figure. Chances seem to be that prices -will rule at or near that flgure this time. Last year the market for spot furnace coke was quotable at $3.00 to 13.10 in the lattf-r part of February, although the turnover was light. Contracts with blast furnaces expiring at the end of the month are not numerous and there are no active negotiations for renewal. As formerly the same parties are likely to get together, arrivlnK at mutually satin- factory prices without open market inquiries. The spot markot has been decidedly quiet In tho pant week in heating coke, furnace coke and foundry coke. At the moment there is a little spurt in heating coke on account of the sudden cold anap. At Pittaburg February temperature averaged seven degrees above normal aswl then March came in like a lion. Standard grade- furnace coke remains quotable at *2.60 to $2.65, these prics being held by producers having · adjusted their production closely to requirements. Demand tor foundry coke seems to havu slipped a little in the past wok or two,/ without prices being impaired. The market remains quotable as follows: Spot furnace ** 80®*2.S5 Bpot f o u n d r y »3.5O8»*4.00 Average prices of spot coke have been as follows: 5029 $ 2 7 7 $4.08 January -.55 3.85 j^fcbruary 11.00 . « The Plttsburg district coal market has lost a little more ground as to tonnage demand but prices have r.ct slipped as sellers are stubbornly holding their ground and slack is a shade firmer though not quotably higher. Domestic lump decline*! to a *aiige of $2.00 to $2.25, as repotted a Week ago, and has no trouble in hold- Ing that level as It is decidedly low. Ooal production In the Pltt»burg district may be estimated at fully 15 per cent under the average rate in January which, however, was we]! above the December rate as December X** * very poor month. The chief ttecreoae has been in domestic de- Ttoere H quite a large accnmulat'ou M no-billa In the district, some mines ]belng forced to cloee on account of accumulations. White the- amount of coal oa track teems qaite largo, a liberal allowance should be made for ·hanged conditions from the old daya, «inc« coal is now prepared in such Wide variety of s.izes that a very mo- Aerate stock o£ each size makes a large aggregate, and producers like to have a stock to make sure of being able to make prompt shipment on any particular order that is offered. There was a large decrease in demand for domeutic roul due to the ·warm weather ot February, retailers being careful not to purchase any coai Uvcy could not a once distribute. Th» cold snap of the last few days baa stimulated the market somewhat but no hope is entertained that any protracted demand will be seen as the season is about at its usual closing date. Industrial demand for coal Is a trlfllp lighter than in January. At no timo did the coul trade observe a demand that would altogether har Ktonine with reports widejy published of increase in 'ndustrial activity. Railroad demand aas been somewhat Ugh*, relative to January, some roads getting down to a seven days' supply. It i£. a remarkablo item that the roads beriAboutfl consumed less coal in January than in any one of the pre- 12 mouths, although some of were summer mouthy. This ·was due to warn; wetuher, slightly decreased traffic, and greater e-tli- ciwncy. The Valley pdir Iron market reinuina tluH without ivhowtng any particular change. Sioce the rise of J»»t May prices havo been as followa, f. u. b. Valley furnaces. .,,,.._-..... $10.00 _,...,,--.,,_ $18.00 .-.-.-.---. $18.54 jf* Coal I'roduction In German;. Goal production in Germany during 1929 WB*, IB-t nn lion tons, as eompAWl With Kil tniiiio us in I92S. The totnl outpu* last e d r WHS 3S nuHJontt mor« ttan 50 the R^UIO Gcrm«M) are* STEEL TRADE APPEARS TO HAVE FOUND ITS STRIDE FOR NEXT FEW MONTHS Statistical Summary. WEEK KML\G DISTRICT Lower Councils vlll e Totals FURNACES OVENS Lower Totals MERCHANT OVENS Totals Ovens In Oift TOJ s 11,010 4S« l[tt,6S4 MtO 11,818 2,182 9,888 26,7* 2.1,828 2,068 28,1M 81,7 W 1, 1980. | WEEK Orens 14,010 11,818 10,795 2,714 13,609 100 4W) J510 1,782 3,108 13,009 2,829 HUM n;o 6,3 JO 2 U J O 2MSO In 484t 8,180 36^28 FJEBJllTAKY 23, 19»0. Tons MOO 27,000 82,400 10,7»5 2,7 H 100 nia uuoo 1,100 4,500 6,000 8,215 »,104 3,829 7,2SB 4,800 32^00 12-110 10,065 341,800 i:= Production and Output Reduction in Coke Output Was Practically One-Third That of the Preceding Week Sales and Production Somewhat Above The January Average; No Adverse Developments Arc Observed. Spoclnl to The Courier. NEW YORK, March S.--American Metal Market in It3 weekly Iron and etoel review tomorrow will say: The eteel busineee appears now to have found its stride lor the ntvxt few months, with a rate t sales and production somewhat bel iw the first half of JPebruary and somewhat above tho January average. Tlita would mean an average rate of sU el inset production during the firet "'iaJf of this year In the neighborhood of 150,000 toiw a j day, which would be 15 per cent under | last year's general av rape. More than this cannot beoxpectid from the present outlook. Tho sharp rise in teel demand in January appears now to have been due to December being eo low, with: draetic reduction of stocks by all buyers, necessitating some replenishment. There was a ^ light further increase in eteel demam! in tho fore part of February, but e i m e the middle of the month buying ha- been distinctly lighter. Production liafl dropped from two to four per cent from the p«"ak rate, which fell approximately in the secoi.d half of Febrii try. There have been no adverse developments of importance in any particular line, there being eimply a little slipping In numerous coneumlng lines, while of course the absence of the umial seasonal is the really impressive phenomenon. Automobile production thte week is scarcely up to the January average which is quite a disappointment. Agricultural Implement works continue their very liigH rate ot operation, but the future h not secure with grain price* eo low. Structural fabricating shops are vc-ry well booked, and freight car shops moderately well booked while rail production ie heavy with music tonnage nhead. By a combination of interests a duplex line will be laid to carry natural gas from TVxas to Chicago, one line 24 or 26-inch to be laid this year, involving about 200,000 toiw of pipe, with another Lne on the eame right of way but removed by a safe distance, to be laid probably next year. Finished' steel pt lce« show no quotable change. Woman Educntor Dead. NEW YORK, MarcJi 6.--Mrs. Christine Ladd-Franklin, 82, noted educator, logician and psychologist, and wife of Dr. Fabian '''ranklln, author, editor and mathematician, died late last night at her hi'me in Uiver»kie drive. LOSSOFPFITSBURG COAL CO. FINALLY TURNED INTO PROFIT Four Successive Years, 19251087, Markod hy Total Deficit of $6,756,081. ^ HAS TOO MUCH COAL ACREAGE Homes I Everyday you will flud hoiuei and bome alt e« advertised ID our dull- fl«d columns -- read them over. Use Classified Ads. They bring results PlttsbnrR Coal Company ebows not earning of $15,592.36 for the yesar 1929, the firnt profit Fhown in llvo years. 1 Earning* aa returned, however, are fiubject to Federal Income tax. In 19^4 the company showed net earnings of $281,888, but paid six per cent on the preferred stock and throe per t cent on the common, amounting to $3,065,07(1, almost entirely out of ear- plus, says the American Metal M a r - . keL 1 Consolidated earnings account ha«' been ae follows: j 1925, 3oea, $1,2C8.940; 126, loss, i $2,114,G7fi; 1D27, lo-aa, $1,880,597. 1928, IOBS, $491,871; 1929 profit, $lb,5M. j Beyomi the above amounts the 1 company paid Federal income tax I $103,800 tor 1926, 174,495 for 1926,' $57,910 ior 1927, and $44,350 for 192S, the amount to be paid thte year for 1929 not being reported. Through dividends a few years ago and them continued losses the company's (surplus has been reduced from 178,169,330 on December 31, 1924, to $69,774,582 on December 31. 1929. Charges agtUnet groes earnings are quite heavy, being as follows for 1929: Depletion, $1,437,486; depreciation, $2,076,621; bond and mortgage interest, $1,7-18.704; total $5,262,813. Conditions In the Pittsbnrg district coal trade wore inconceivably bad a few years ago and while they are- st)J! far from good they have evidently made much progress In the right direction. Only th« most efficient producer* are In operation and they make continuous and strenuous efforts to reduce costs, wdthout cutting wage*, while many of them are preparing their coal butter and better aixl making Intelligent efforts to educate tho coneunurs to the advantage of better prepared 'coal, the 'Pittsbttrg Ooal Company being an impreeuive example of this effort. "What the Pitts burg Coal Company needs, o( course, ie to dispose of some of ita unmined coal, for It la carrying too m u c h altogether. For years the rumor mongere ^have been buey reporting that large sales ot coal acreage, to the Steel Corporation, Kop- pera and others were about to be consummated and presumably there were nogotlatione In some Instance* at least to support the rumore. Noth- C o n U r j U e d on n « x t pge. COKE FTUf.IGIIT IIATKS. Tho f r e i g h t rate'* on c o k e f r I h r j C ' o n n e l U r v i l l a d i s t r i c t , wh i n c l u d e ^ wlia-i- H o l f k ' l H y k n o as t h o ,'on n c H s v l l l e rt* {^orrx 1 t i m e s r n l l o d the Imsin c t r i c t ) a n d the ixiwer Conn* v i n o d i s t r i c t ( n f t o n ca'led K l o n d i k e a n d E O m o ' t m e s M a n n n L o w n d i s t r i c t t o p r l n c l point.? ot s h i p m e n t , a r e an t lows, per ton of 2.0OJ pour t-ftoctlvc J u l y 1, 1H22: 1 B a l t i m o r e Can to;i C l n v o l a n d C o l u m b u o Detroit .. E. St. iMul J o l l e l M i l w a u k e e N o w York P h i l a d e l p h i a t ' u r t H e n r y . N. t 1-ort M a t t l a n i l , O n t P o t t A t o w n ch vn on i«- is- ha h o iat ills, t«. 2) 28 52 16 77 77 S3 04 77 90 ve 10 70 70 53 G-i 20 I t i o h m o n d , Vn. f U. U . ) . . . . · TO Klchmonrl, V.i. (P H, U . . . . 70 fioutfi BttttolohPin .B3 Bvreileland, I'A S3 Toled-i, 0 28 W h e e l i n g 27 V a l l e y 1'olnU, 27 Kor KxpOTt. .from C o n n o U f f v i l l i - dlUrlct: P h i l a d e l p h i a iF. O. U, tre»- Hds) f 02 W a l U r a o r e (F. C', !!. vessels) .32 P h i l a d e l p h i a Cf. O. X3. ve«- «els) . , .................... 82 Baltlrairo t,t\ O, B. ve««al» 82 COAL INDUSTRY MOVING TOWARD STABILIZATION Increase of 4.9 Per 'Cent During 1929 Leads Encouragement to the View. MANY FACTORS IN IMPROVEMENT NOTICEABLE TRENDS IN PRODUCTION m CONSUMPTION COKE By-Prodir,et 0 T e n s M;.klng Practically DO Per Cent, Beehive Only 10 Per Cen . PRODUCTION OF SOFT COAL DECREASED SEVEN PER CENT WEEK FEB. 22 LIST OF COKE OTKN8 FN THE CONNELLSVILLE DISTRICT With Tbt'lr Owners, Address and Ovens In Blast Corrected to Saturday, Ma roll 1, 1030. Ov«u In Work* Aane ot Operators. Adiirea* 100 iSl luu Z7d 1VN ·1U ,.. Adelal3» Betttty ,. ^7 JJitnor ,. ... UUA t u a c n l-'ort J U . U 145 141 ·J'ij iOU aiu ... .' 1U Id L.J 4»U auu ·ilH) i:«O luo ttlitf iUO tfOO 4UU au-k V27 1UH 40U loo £60 4UO 200 7ftO 4lU 30O £40 bOO I L K Al t. -UiVi-tiiiui Ait. 1 J JUyers A u l l i f uiiv«r -u. 1.. olivar -NO. i f . . Olivor No. o. H « v e r u Caluiin . COlltol ....... C o i H i n i uta.1 1. y u u u j i i n t w Z. C i o o M i t i n U JLorolh, l i t C i t t , U , K . . lo.BC\U U . J . . . junia-n ivyls; i,«.*Kiii 1 J... .L.o 1 m i^utuun N u . L.BHIUI i No. MU.IHIH Ih . , Idutuu OllpUa U ... l j t i l l l l p j . . . RediHo JO .. ticut.ln cut 1 taiiOit*d ... T r o t t e ' U n J t e d . Whitney .., "Wytfcn ..... Yorltri-n -.. Frick C o k e Co. iMni«. Corrsuio Coal uoke IDA... Alt. ^loaBiuit Uoko Co B u r t £ iiuei'OBCu Curriulu Cuai tn, Cuku int. C u r i u c l u Uo»l «c Cuj4u iui. iviiu u r u v u Uuai Cuke Co Corrjwlo-ouUencK COK.U Co.. C o u u u i i s v mo J, C, Co. ... IJ-umijm c Cuu.1 at CuKe Uo. W. J., luo At-t. jeicuBuat Cuite t,6 ,. inowi.amu Cual ot coice Uo. -,.iij»e COK.U Uo O l i v e r ot fcuyucr faieei Co. .. Oliver *c stiyucr tiluo; Cu. ,. Oliver ik u u u t bluiil Co. .. VV. J, tunntsy, ino. 11. ll. ii ii, li. Jl. ii. ii, ii. U. ii. ii. ii. a. ii. ii. ii. ii. II. II it. it. H Conn«ll»vUl» ureeiiaoui-tf . b n i o i i t o v t u , C o u n t t n a v u i u U. 11. H. A ' l l U K . i'liCli. uci -O' i i i u t t Kin-K. FUCK. ^ ' f l o l t B U L K * riulc Fi-lck i'Uek i-'i-luK i rlek i-iU;k I'rick l«'i-iL-k J,- r i f k I-'ilck I- rick -C 1 l-'rick Krick Frtck oote co. Cu«.e Co. Uoi, o Co. COh.e Co. Cufc.u Co, Cui^o Co, \.u,i CoKe Cuuo CO. COl.6 CO. t^OlvB CO. COKB Co. Coke Co. Coi^e Co. Cuk* Co. colce Co. Coko Co. Coice Co. Coke Co. Coko Co, Colce Co. Coke Co. Coke Co. Coke Co. Coke Co. vlile Coke Coke Co. Coke Co, Crtte Co. Co o'oiuieliavuju C o u u e i m v i l i e C o i l I l t r l l U V l l l e i-cew lorH. .. uiut»i.»oui- u u i u n L O w u . t _ n t i r i t t i i v i U a i'utauiuic . . jL'ucsuuit; ,. .-. u- w t o« ic . 1 ' i u a u u j * j in»iju«« 1'umuuri. I ' l t t t o K U I f c i'itu»uui|i i j li.iauui« i'il laounf i'uia.ouJu i'ilisijurjf, 1'Hr.auui y . 1'iuauunf. i ' l U s b u i g . J ' U L t l L i U I Jf. ( . ' i L t i u u i y . 1'UUnJUI g. fatiiljurg:. P u t i i l j u r g . 100 MORE COAL BEN G USED FOR COKE "While th«t amount of coke r -oduo- tlon last your has b«Mm I n o w n e jprox- Imatoly, the appearance of tue bureau of Mine« annual reiort pronvpt j consideration of deUiilri in 1929. While the production now given is called preliminary, f u r t h e r revlfliou T "ill be slight, says tin* Am^ricjin Mela Market. Total coko production lat t year was 59,490,500 nut ton*, divid. d 53,476,500 tons by-product and 6, lg,000 tons beoLive, the proportiona being S9.9 per cent and 10. 1 jer oem A record wa« made,, of cour-e, but it is interesting that the p evious rewrd was made eo long ago aa In 1923. Dltinctiom are slight h wever, for 1S18, 1923 and 1926 all fell incida tho narrow limits of 56,450,00 t oe and 57,0^)0,000 toiifi. Pig iron proi uotiin wa» about the same In those years. The striking thing ia that whil » from 1923 to 1929 cok-u and pig ir. u increased about tbo same, by .4 per cent and G.I! pr cent reepctlyi ly, the consumption of coke per ton o£ pig ii'on miide bod very j^iaterial y decreased. H Wiin 2,24;;. 3 pou ids in 1913 ani decreased almost c mtinu- ously f« 2,088.5 pounds in 1 28, no report having becui marie yot o i 1929. Tho conclusion is that ther was quite an increaoo Hiet year i coke coiibumption outido of pig Iro i making. Ad between 7i and SO p -r cent of all coko made has leen co mumed by blast furnut'es, any coke t lat tho blaat furnacea luavo, so to apeak, makes quite a. dlfforenee in t le "all other" consumption. From 19^8 to 192!) Ihoro was 11 per cent Increae-e in pig iron prch uction, nine per cent 211 «(xM ingots, 11 per cent in by-product coke, 34 p v r cent in beehive coke and 1 S per out in total coko. The general jirln ipal is that ueehive coke takes the r 3»k oil the load when coko rciiuirenu its are particularly heavy. There \v. « very nearly f u l l production or b-roduct coke luat year Capacitv at th end of the year was n o m i n a l l y abc / 59,000,000 tons, but thai a'iblimes 100 per c'ent operation and all coudllk DB favorable. Actual pixiductiou wi s more than 90 per cent oL tfiifc Uiet rrtilcal flgure. Coal consumed in coking n 1929 amounted to alKHit 86,51(3,0 0 net tons, or Hi. 5 p-er cent of the U al production of bituminous coal. \S ille the proportion lias been in ureas- Jig, it still ·spcnife low for effk icncy ; id eom- t o r l . M u c h niori' oke (.Sioiilfl )o userl f o r lnmo6lic f u e l , l u l l M hJH i o( bofti ca=y to edit talc household pn i.o iln USP. AVhile coal is i r r y ch ap, al- tog«th«r txao che/ip oonnMprnif inv-est- Coatiimed cm aMtt- pa/ WASHINGTON, March 15--Pointing out ttM the production o'! bituminou« coal Incrceaecl approximately 4.9 per j cent in 1929 over the previous year, and Indicating many factors that have 1 contributed to Improved coadltlone in the industry, C. P. White, chief of the economies branch ol the Bureau of Mines fctatee in an article In the February Issue -ot tho Mining Congreea Journal that "the record of 129 is one of definite, if gradual, proeroae in the bituminous ooal Industry and one which should lend encouragement to tho view that a permanent momentum toward tho goat of stabilized and profitable industry has become an ac- compltflh*d fact." Amounting to 24,613,000 tyw, the in- creaee in production in 1928 wae greater than in any year alnoe 1923 I and ishows a gain of 1.2 per cent overj tho average for the five preceding y«ira according to Mr. White, who Hste iui an exception the y«ar 1926 when the trade was stimulated by an unusual demand Ior exports overw*ae. "The increase over 1928 was apparent in almost every month of 1929," says Mr. White. "Only in March and November did the output fall short of Uiat of tho corresponding period ot the previous year. In spite ot the 'reaction in security prloee the yoar closed with ihe bituminous market in a relatively strojoR. position. Production for lacember i« estimated at 46,200,000 tonn. This wafi considerably higher than ths output in the eame month of either 1928 or 1927." Mr. White points out ae among the chksf factors contributing fo the improved conditions In the industry In 1929 the liquidation of the heavy reserves accumulated in anticipation of strikes in the Central Competitive Field in 1987, and which had remained at unoenally high levels since that time. i A ftv«j per cent increase in exports, a four and eight-tenths Increase in consumption, progress in engineering and In merchandising and market improvement in trade practical are among other factors stres««Ml us having influenced the progress of the industry In 1929- Total, 9,50«,M0 Ket font, Wa* 718,000 Tons Below th« R«ccrd of Preceding Week. WASHINGTON, March 5--The total production of soft coel {luring the week ended February 22, Including lignite and coal coked at the minea, la estimated, by the Bureau cf Mine* at 9,506,000 netifcons. Compared with the output in the preceding Mreek, Ibis ehows a decrease of 718,000 tona, or 7.0 per cent. February 22, W«whing- lon's birthday, -was obeerrtKl ae a holiday in etxme regioas, anti for the country as a whole, prod action wae equivalent to approximately 0.9 of a normal working day. The total production o( Pennsylvania anthracite during the week ended February 22 id estimated fit 1,432,000 net tons. Compared with the output in the preceding week, thia showe a decrease of 306,000 tone, or 17.6 per cent. The d«c-ease was partly due to time lost on aooocnt of the holiday on February 22, Washington's birthday. , Th» cumulative production of soft ooal during the present ooal year to February 22, approximately 276 working days, amount* to 469,240,000 tons. In 1928-29 it was 459,851,000 tons. The total production of beehive ooke during the week ended F'ebruary 122 Is estimated at 68,300 net rons, an Increase of 2,600 ton», or 3 8 per cent, over the output In the preceding week. Th accumulative production of beehive coko since Junnary 1 amounts to 526,700 tons. This is in comparison with 821,700 tons during the corresponding period in 1029, Prodiwtion ot beehive coke by regions, as compared with the corresponding week in 1929, -was as follows: Region 1030 1MB P e n n s y l v a n i a , Oh'.o and West Virginia 60 4(X) 00,500 i Ooor«rl», K e n t u c k y , Ten- | nausea and Virginia.. 5100 6,300 Colorado, Utah and Washington 2 800 6,000 Net Decrease of 640 Tons Cat Regional Total flown to 31,760 Tons. United Slatea total... 68.800 111,800 Car Loadings Gain Over January Record Loading* of revenue freight for the week ended on February IS totaled S91,5»7 care. Thie was an Increase of 5,016 earn above the pre*-edlng week this year but a reduction of 65,901 cars under the eame week o£ 1929. It was, however, an increase ot 3,011 cars above the name week in 1928. Coal loadings were 182.325 cars, a decrease of 29,425 cars under the name week in 1929 but 25,288 car* above the same week in 1928. Coke'loadings were 11.428 cans, a decrease of 2,l?i cars umJer the corresponding week laet year but 758 care above the same week in 1928. LIST OF COKE OVENS IN LOWER CQNNELLSVILLE DISTRICT With Their Owners, Address and OTCUS In Blast Corrected to Saturday, March * 1980. Oveu Work. Name of Ofcratom. 203 "00 J.40 142 i!40 206 118 402 U.80 120 182 34 I'^O 110 200 loo 210 200 200 UOO 20 B4 04 300 100 48u 202 72 00 194 101 120 ao aio 40O 320 IJU4 4Gi) 228 Allison No. 1.. 182 Allison No. '-· . ... Allison No. 3 ... American 1... ... American V . . . ... C e n t u r y ...... ... Crystal 140 DunalJ 1 2. ... .Donald a 48 JJjdna .., Eleanor 20 Freedom Garwood ... (Jrlilln N°. !·· ... Uriltlu No. 2. .. aiO Herbert ... Hope liuatead ....... Isabella .Uifayette ... I_.jiljeila i)00 L.IUJC 3jOW Marlon ...... U2 Ml. i lope ... Old Home . .. O r i e n t . . . . . . . ilS P u r i t a n J. -. f'urtia.n No. 4. SO Puritan No. 0. I J uritan No, 0. ... Poland liO U!i_!i Hill Kttckett ao .SHamrock 00 Thompson '-. . T o w e r Mill 1 · Tower Hill 2. Washington 1. W a H h l n s t u n 1. MERCHANT OVEJN8. W. J. Kahiey, Inc. W. J. l^alriey, Inc 4 VV. J. Kalney, Inc. Baton Coal Co Baion Coal Co Century Coke Co. ....... Hucla Coal Cok« Co, .. W J i y e l Coke Co Wliyol Coke Co V/altersuurg Coke Co. ... Ulern Coal fc Uone Co. ,.. rfouUi jt''ayou u Coke Co. . Heimblie Coal At Cok« Co, A e u i a - C ' n l l o Coke Co. .. Hecia. Coal Coke Co. ... iiucJa Coal Coke Co. . .. C'vllle C u n l r u l CoKe Co. . 1-iopu coke Co Jiu-jla Coui Cok* Co. Anas Coke Co. W lice Lint, £teei C o r p o r a t i o n . . l^iu'-uin Coal Coko Co C v i l i o Central cok« Co J ^ u a e r i i o Coal Us. Coke C o . . . . , b u u u i e i . i C v i n e Cuke Co.... a i t u V M l u u Coke Co, . . . . * , . . . W. J. iiainuy. Inc Amurlua-n C u k a Corporation J J u : i t a n Coke Co. V u r i t a n , Coke Co. i ' u r i t a u Coke Co, i ' u r i t a u Coke Co. JL J U;UIIJ Cout Co. lilcn H i l l Coul Coke Co... ii. H. fasuikeLt Coal C. Co.. Jjourne-li'ulier Coke Co.,,.., Kayette Coke Co Consolidated Coke Co Thompson C'Vllle Con* Co.. JJii3ter;j Coke Co '.... Tower Hill C'vUU Coke Co. Washington Coal tt Cake Co.. i Coal Cok* Co.. New York .. New Vork .. New ¥oi-k Pi Untune · - I'lUftburg .. Urowiuivill* U n l o i i tov* n . U n i u L t o \ v n , . U n i o n t o w n ,. U n i o n t o w n .. U n i o i u u M n .. C o i u u U a v U l * Co. U n i o n t o w n untoi, iv*wn /,-jcuuuaie c o u n t u s v Hie U n l u i , i o w n .. U n i o i u o w n .. o n i o i t o w n .. binuJilield , U i i i o i . t o w n U n i o i t o w n i'liui.urv U n i o M o w n L'aw» JIL .. 11,104 1,782 ·100 420 400 4110 400 A l l i i a . I-f lifting ton . D e u b a J j e a r t h Kootcddle - . i , V n ( \ , i lietiubMc · · · Thompson 1. FU3XNA.CB OVENS. Monessen Coal Coke Co... Aln.i., f a y , Co, 11. C. li'rlok Coke Co I'llltiiug Iteliatife Coka I- uriie.ce Cc 1'itis u r « , 11. C. i'riok Coki; Co P i t t s jurg: 11. C. Knck Coke Co I'M La . liicKeelrpy Cotl Co U e p u b l n i r o n .Sleel Co... l'ltt« mi'g Kedetoiie Coal Cok* Co... 400 GAIN OF TWO IN OVEN LIST The Additions Befog Ytrtmlljr Ken- tralized by the ttabtractfou; Pro- duetion'Held to Restricted LI mite by Otoervaaco of Short BnnaiBg Time. The net reduction 1n coke production was practically one-third last week, an contrasted with the record of the preceding week. The contribution by the merchant operators to the decrease in output was about one- fourth Jess than during the earlier woe*, but. the furnace production made a gain which had the effect of cutting the net Joss to a trifle more than one-third. The gala at the furnace plant* was 700 tons, the loss at merchant, 1^540 tons, inaiing the net decrease of 6iO tons. This resulted in further cutting down of the regional output to 31,760 tons, which is virtually the mark at f wulch production stood one month previously, on March 1. The factor of shorter running time again operated to bold production to the lower level. There were but five of tho larger plants that held 1 to the six day schedule. Two made five days; the remainder made coke on but four days of the week. The changes in the even list neu- tralised each other, 130 having been blown in and 128 blown out, making the net gain but two ovens. Among those put t out of blast was a plant that only recently resumed operations. Tho development ot the contracting season beginning April 1 ig tending to hold up prices, to sustain which the region finds itself in a peculiarly strong strategic position at this time The estimated production of coke during the week ended March 1 was 31,760 tona, divided between the two districts of the region in the following proportions: Connellsville, 5,010, a decrease of 390 toon; Lower ConneUs- ville, 2J,750, a decrease of 250 tone, or a total decrease of 640 tona, aa contrasted with a total decreae of 1,000 tons during the preceding week. By interests the production wa*: Furnace, 6,300, a gain ot 700 ton*; merchant, 25,4«0, a loss ot 1,340 tons, as corn-pared with losses of 200 and 1,700 tons respectively during Lu« week ended February 22. The oven changes resulted in a n«t gain of two in the active list Those blown out were: Searlght, 38; Towel- Hill No. 1, 70; Geneva, 20; total, US. In, Donald 1 and 2, 10; Thompson No. 2, 12; Alicia, 10S; total, 130, making the n-et increase two. The production by the merchant and furnace Interests and the total compared with the corresponding week in 1929 ia shown herew||h: Week Mer. Fur. Tot»l liaw Jan. 4..19,740 4,670 24,410 62,80(1 Jail. 11..20.4HO fi.lSO 25,070 (W.64U Jan. 18..24.220 0,1150 30,870 62.07U C Jan. 25..24,520 5,200 20,720 eS.S.IU Feb. 1..25.S20 .1,370 31.100 ' 60.12U Fob. 8..29,160 0,880 34,830 03,800 Feb. ir,. ,2S,fiOO 5,800 84,.'100 0«,.'JSy Kob. 22. ,28,81.10 5,800 H2.400 07.04« Mar. 1.,25.400 0,300 31,780 T8.280 1020 to Dati! 580,230 19.30 to Date 274,050 Loss 1030 to Date ,, 8M,oSO WASTE HEAT TO BE UTILIZED AT PLANT FOR CEMENT MAKING The Alpha Portland Coment Company of Martins Creek, Pa., will operate most of the machinery in the plant by utilizing waste heat--when ord- narly goes up the stacks--through the uee of a now turbine generator to bo built by the Westinghouse Company. The heat will be conducted away "· from the stacks to specially designed boilers, which will produce sufficient steam to drive the turbine-generator. The generator, in turn, furnishes electricity to operate the mill machinery. This installation is the largest eingle unit in tho world operating on waste heat. Us uee w i l l save heat enough to heat 500,000 curling irons. The cost of power obtained will compare favorably witli the coet of obtaining j power from a water (all. ' Utilities to Spend Almost Billion and Half on Improvements Expenditures for new construcUou and expansion ot faeiliti«n of the electric light and power, manufactured and natural gae, and electric railway utilities of the, country during 1930 will probably exceed $l,-100,(KiO,000 a recent recanvasa of th const ruction programs of these ui.ilities reveal", according to a report made u I're'oi- d p n t Hoover by Matthew S. Moan of N'cw York, chairman of tb* hprdal u n m m l l l o p cm oxponiiiuro of p n h l i c u t i l U y conetruction to a«m.t omploy- menL

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