Building Supply News Volume 12

Building Supply News Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...relative to their reasons for insisting upon "war pay," coiiching their words in the following language: "If the public necessities for coal and the urgent request of public authorities are such as to induce us to continue the old wage bcyond April l, 1923, this demand must come to us in the form of a public mandate. VVe will conform our action to such a mandate, but no other reason would impel us to enter into an agreement which will continue, for longer than the present emergency, coal prices to which emphatic objection has already been made." For the purpose of assuring an equitable and expeditious distribution of hard coal when the mines reopen, Secretary Hoover is working with federal and Pennsylvania ofiicials as well as the coal operators. Practically all hard coal for the Northwest is shipped by rail to Erie, Pa., and Buffalo, N. Y., and then by water to docks on the great lakes. In normal times, between 3.000,000 and 4,000,000 tons of anthracite are shipped this way. The docks are now bare and a big demand exists for hard coal shipments. e Officials do not believe that a normal supply will be furnished the docks this year, due to the protracted idleness, the shortness of the navigation season and the big eastern demand, but every effort will be made to give the Northwest at least a 50 per cent. supply. Coal mining in the bituminous fields of the country was at full blast during the first few days following the settlement of the walkout, but before the end of the first week's production the car situation interfered and a curtailment was necessary. This was especially true of the Illinois and Indiana fields. In these two states, coal mining has been cut down at least 30 per cent. Operators attribute more

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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 653g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989961
  • 9781236989963