Screw Company Stockholders

The editor in 1958 was a Quaker who ‘didn’t get out much’ and who the pressmen hated because he’d frequently order last-minute changes to the front page (loads of work with melted lead type). So when he ordered this last-minute headline about Textron offering to purchase a local company that manufactured fasteners, they decided that their role wasn’t to question but to obey. The next day, Textron’s legal department ordered 50 copies. And my parents, the newspaper’s publishers, spent the next week explaining to Textron that no harm was meant.

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