Page 3 - Frank Murphy and the Open Hearth
ISSUE : Issue 52
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1989/8/1
'*''''lif...'v _ _ A View of the Open Hearth in 1958. Right: Frank Murphy, coming home off the bacic shift- the first shift he worked-iViay 9,1934. Photo by his mother. Steel, yeah. Everything is in that book, from the blast furnace to the finished product. (And U. S. Steel is no longer there.) No. U. S. Steel is finished. (It was the biggest in the world, wasn't it?) The biggest in the world. Bethlehem Steel, Lackawanna, Buffalo; Pittsburgh, Pennsyl? vania; Virginia--every one of them. Not one open hearth--50 open hearths. Fifty! Going full blast. So the war comes. The Japanese are defeat? ed. The Germans are defeated. And what do they do? Germany built up--Germany is stronger than ever they were. They built up Japan--that's cutting their throat to? day. With steelmaking. Shipping it in there--they're paying 5, 6, 7 dollars an hour. And what's happening? The Americans are buying it. Now, R. B. Cameron, when he came here, he was here a year or two. (This is after Hawker-Siddeley pulled out and the govern? ment took over.) We made a million tons of steel (in one year). We burnt the steel plant down doing ii'. Took it to the core. And what did R. B. do? He takes our Nail Mill to Dartmouth. (So) he's got a Nail Mill up there, he bought it from the gov? ernment. And he's buying his steel from Germany--offshore steel, to make his nails up there in Dartmouth. He didn't buy it from Sydney Steel. He gets it cheaper from Germany. So where do you stand? And the union can complain all its life. We've complained--I • 'GIANT MacASKILL MUSEUM with Craft Shop and Confectionery/Snack Shop CLOTHING FURNITURE PHOTOGRAPHS INFORMATION GENEALOGY OPEN 9 A.M. to 7 P.M. DAILY till October 15 ADMISSION $1.00/adults * 500/children with parents * Group Rates 2.5 km. from ENGLISHTOWN FERRY on Route 312 Motor Cycle Shop 539-7644 • 539-1730 Rhonda. Come ride with US. NOW AT 229 Kings Road SYDNEY So u'oof*- (vofne' i'n t tke' ted tnaka'. That doesn't mean you should settle for less than the best. Maybe your home really is your castle. Maybe it's some? thing for more modest. Either way, we believe in giving you the very best. Breton windows offer you windows that can enhance the beauty of your home while saving you money. Handsome hardwood frames and super insulation glass keep heat in during winter, out during summer. Drop in and see our complete line of European tilt and turn windows, sunrooms, skylights, patio doors, and trench and flush sliders.Our friendly, expert staff will be delighted to discuss your requirements. 189 Townsend Street, Sydney Tel: 539-6533 'dney
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