Vol. 6, No. 4, November 1968 - "Industrial"

 

 

THE CONTAINER REVOLUTION IN OCEAN SHIPPING

(pp. 1 - 5)

 

Dr. George Beishlag

Towson State College

 

Abstract

 

A significant revolution is taking place in ocean shipping, a container revolution that will change trade patterns and may lay the ground work for a unified transportation system to cover the world. It began thirteen years ago this August in the United States.

 

 

 

AN ANALYSIS OF THE CHANGING MANUFACTURING STRUCTURE WITHIN THE FOUR MAJOR NODES OF THE ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM-EASTON SMSA

(pp. 6 - 13)

 

Dr. Max H. Slick

Kutztown State College

 

Abstract

 

The Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (referred to as the ABE, or the Lehigh

Valley) consists of three counties, Lehigh and Northhampton in Pennsylvania, and Warren County, New Jersey. Geographically, this area is located in the eastern part of the Great Valley of eastern Pennsylvania and northwestern New Jersey, placing it in the Middle Atlantic Region of the American Manufacturing Belt. The United States Bureau of the Budget recognizes this 1,082 square mile area as being essentially metropolitan in character, and economically and socially integrated around one central city having 50,000 or more inhabitants, or "Twin cities" with a combined population of at least 50,000 persons. Allentown, with a population of 108,347 in 1960, constituted the primary central city while Bethlehem and Easton served as secondary central cities with populations of 75,408 and 31,955, respectively. The fourth largest city, Phillipsburg, did not qualify as a secondary central city, because it had a population of only 18,502 at that time. It is, however,

considered as one of the four major manufacturing nodes.

 

 

 

MANUFACTURING EMPLOYMENT IN CUMBERLAND VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA

(pp. 14 - 17)

 

Thomas L. Almes

Shippensburg State College

 

Abstract

 

The purpose of this study is to describe recent changes in the number of people employed in manufacturing in the Cumberland Valley herein defined as Cumberland and Franklin Counties, located in south-central Pennsylvania. The valley trends northeast to southwest and is bounded to the northwest by Blue Mountain and to the Southeast by South Mountain. The western border of Cumberland County marks the limit of "Megalopolis:" i.e. Cumberland County is the western limit of the Harrisburg Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) according to the 1960 Censusof Population.

 

 

 


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