Frank Perdue Dead
whose advertising slogan was: "It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken," has died.
Among his innovations in the poultry industry:
"The company opened new plants in rural, often poor areas of the South, where labor was cheap and government regulations lax."
"In 1986, Perdue admitted to a presidential commission that he had twice unsuccessfully sought help from reputed New York crime boss Paul Castellano to put down union activities, actions he later said he regretted deeply."