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The Nation

Mayor Richard G. Hatcher of Gary, Ind., urged his colleagues at the National Conference of Black Mayors in Atlantic City, N.J., to create a “black common market” and stop begging for handouts from Washington. The nation’s 291 black mayors can control the spending of millions of dollars in their cities and towns and ought to begin trading with one another, as the members of the European Economic Community do, Hatcher said at the 12th annual convention.


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