Milestones, Nov. 20, 1978

DIED. Charles D. Tandy, 60, Texas industrialist who crafted a small leather business into a multimillion-dollar conglomerate; of an apparent heart attack; in Fort Worth. During World War II, Tandy noticed that disabled sailors liked leather-craft, and started marketing scraps and tools to hospitals through his father's shoe-leather company. By the early 1960s, he directed Tandy Corp., the nation's largest purveyor of handicrafts, and in 1963 added a bankrupt chain of ham-radio shops called Radio Shack that he eventually expanded into a company of 6,500 outlets, currently grossing more than $1 billion yearly.

DIED. Harry Bertoia, 63, Italian-born sculptor and furniture...

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