With President Ford and elements of Congress in confrontation over anti-inflation and anti-recession moves, it’s hard for the layman here in Utah (and probably anywhere else) to know exactly who’s right and what program will best serve the nation’s interests. But one thing seems apparent: The people of this country need to abandon the crying towel,… Continue reading In Economic Crisis Accent the Positive
A lot of pessimism rode in with the New Year 1975 today. But as the Herald views the situation here in Utah, we see a lot of room for hope, too – hope for a good level of employment, for progress on many fronts, and for continuation of the things that make for happy living.… Continue reading May It Be a Happy Year!
All is not well with the American steel industry – a poor situation anytime but crucial now in the light of global anxieties. Big steel has been sending signals for some time: Regulation by EPA and other agencies is too costly; unfair competition through “steel dumping” by foreign producers impairs markets; and tax laws and… Continue reading Steel Modernization Plan Vital
Geneva Works in Utah County plays an important role in supplying the western tin market. That role stands to be substantially reduced if legislation introduced in the Utah House of Representatives is passed. The measure (H.B. 102) appears well-meaning from the standpoint of a clean environment, but it is ill conceived in the light of… Continue reading Shelve House Bill 102
The long-simmering steel industry controversy over alleged “dumping” of foreign steel on the American market may be shaping up for an overdue solution. And with the domestic steel industry running at less than 60 percent capacity – 77,000 workers on layoff and another 17,500 on short work weeks – the country will be eagerly awaiting… Continue reading Dumping Should Be Eliminated
There is cause for both optimism and concern by Utahns in remarks by David M. Roderick, president of U.S. Steel Corporation, during his visit here Wednesday. Mr. Roderick viewed Geneva Works as cost-competitive with other U.S. Steel facilities and said the outlook for growth in the West “is substantially higher than the national average.” indeed… Continue reading Utah Valley and Steel Imports
They laid it on the line last night. The steel industry in Utah-and this means Geneva Works – stands at the crossroads. With a handicap of having to ship its product 700 to 1000 miles to market, Geneva faces serious competitive challenges. This means the Utah plan must step up the fight for its markets. Indeed, it must… Continue reading Stakes Are High In Geneva Fight
U.S. Steel Corp. paid its Utah County tax bill the other day. It amounted to nearly $2,000,000 – or 18 per cent of the entire assessed tax of around $11,000,000 in the county. Mountain Fuel Supply paid its tax the same day. It amounted to $215,080. There were many other big tax checks also from businesses and industries. These… Continue reading Let’s Get UVIDA Going