Death Sentence?

When Royal Little bought his first New England textile plants as a nucleus for his mushrooming Textron, Incorporated, New Englanders cheered him. They needed a show of faith in New England's declining textile industry. But recently New Englanders have booed Roy Little.

Quick Action. In little more than a year he had closed plants in four New England towns, sold their machinery, abolished the jobs of 5,000 workers. Last week Roy Little announced that he would also close his sheet and blanket factory in Nashua, N.H., and open up six new plants in Puerto Rico. In Nashua 3,500 more workers...

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