Business: Licked

In a unique "effort to save Manchester [N. H.] from disaster," a ballot was taken there last week to see whether workers would agree to a 15% wage cut and "permanent peaceful operations" of the huge textile mills of Amoskeag Manufacturing Co., the city's biggest industry, normally employing one-seventh of its total population (76,834). Amoskeag closed its mills last September, is now in 776 reorganization, admittedly faces possible liquidation because it cannot compete with low-wage Southern textile mills. No less than 3,669 of Amoskeag's workless workers (a slim majority of those voting) accepted...

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