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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - July 25, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             The cost of living has reached an all-time record. We're not sure what goes on In a Harvard man's mind, but we suspect that Isn't what Kennedy had in mind when he said we needed to take steps to boost the economy. Football Book Tabs Alabama '62 Champ; See Sports Page 7 THE ADA It's Happened! Sitters Organize Union. Page 5 59TH YEAR NO. 115 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 PAGES' 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Business Wades Into Dangerous Political Water By ROGER LANE AP Business News Writer NEW YORK (AP) Across the land, the idea is tak- ing root in the business community that the businessman belongs in from the precinct level on up. It is not a brand new idea, but a conviction seems to be growing in some sectors that the businessman has held too aloof too long, mistakingly feeling he hasn't the time or, as a Ford Motor Co. executive put it, that "politics are sordid and a little dirty." Some prominent industrialists are also wondering aloud if past aloofness on their part isn't a basic cause of what they believe is a misunderstanding of the busi- community in Wash- Negroes Suspend Marches ALBANY, Ga.. (AP) Negro leaders weighed today a possible suspension of mass racial demon- strations after violence climaxed a protest march in this uneasy southwest Georgia city. The ripple of violence, in which two officers received minor hurt, came Tuesday night just a few hours after a federal judge's ac- tion cleared the way for Negroes to renew their anti-segregation activities. Dr. Martin .Luther King Jr. of Atlanta, integration leader who preaches nonviolence and passive resistance in the Negro's fight for equal rights, termed the incident regrettable. He said he would halt demonstrations temporarily if he feels Albany Negroes cannot stick to a strict nonviolent campaign. The trouble developed when about 170 officers moved into the Negro' section to disperse about Negroes in the vicinity of a bus terminal. State trooper Claude Hill of Tif- ton was struck by a rock, bruis- ing his face and knocking out a Bottles and rocks rained onto the pavement as two lines of officers broke up milling crowds of Negroes. The missiles flew after 39 Ne- groes and one white man marched from a church to the downtown area and were jailed for parading without a permit. Shortly before the march began, Negroes filed federal court action to desegregate all public facilities and to prevent police interference ness community in ington. 'Thomas R. Reid, who heads the Ford Company's large civic and government affairs program, re- cently chided businessmen for re treating, he said, "into a sullen fearful silence." "It is rather for them to be ac tive and articulate in working fo the kind of government unde which our free enterprise system can grow and he said In a reversal of old positions more than 250 business corpora tons, including some of the big gest, are. systematically spurrini management personnel to wad' into politics, and run for office too. There 'are predictions -of grea growth of the businessman-in-poli Jcs movement despite some doub within the business community it self of methods used or goals t y Secretary' of. Labor Arthur J. Goldberg. The .agreement, "announced by Goldberg 'at 2" a.m. following a ix-hour surprise. negotiating. ses- for binding arbitration if, economic issues and settlement if the -'tangled jet crew-, issues along lines he proposed earlier in 'ie in -New York, the 'ransport Workers Union of America said some of its members had voted -overwhelm- ngly to .authorize a strike against 5an American. There -was no threat that a ralkout would come soon. 'The TWU represents mechanics, :ewardesses, port stewards and mployes who operate the Cape anaveral 'missile overnment. base for the extent the Flighl Engineers, International Associa- tion will-be getting .what it want- ed. When the airlines cut their jet crews from four to three men, currently employed engineers will have priority for the third -spot. Even as the negotiators were meeting, a new strike threat was posed by the Transport Workers Union against Pan American and Northeast Airlines. The Pan. American settlement 'had no direct relation to the engi- neers' 33-day-old- strike against Eastern Air Lines. But since the terms were identical- to those re- jected for the second time Tues- day by Eastern after acceptance by the union, it'-appeared the agreement might have a'bearing on the Eastern strike. Goldberg said Eastern had con- sidered his proposals acceptable earlier. A Labor Department spokesman said no new meetings were planned in. the. Eastern adding next move -Is up to Eastern's offer to hire its 57S striking engineers on an individ- ual basis expired at midnight The offer had been accompanied by the threat that engineers not re- porting for work would lose their rights to jet flight engineer jobs. The company did not say how many had .returned. The union's headquarters said after a check of all Eastern ter- minals 'that about 30 flight engineers had accepted the offer, 22 of them .supervisory employes. Eastern resumed limited opera- tions Monday and.continued Tues- day with two flights .each way between Miami- and New York. Both Pan American and East- ern'were struck on June-23. Within four hours Pan American, the nation's biggest overseas car- rier, had'obtained a. federal court restraining order against the Cost Of Living Soars To Record WASHINGTON (AP) Living costs edged up in June to another new record largely because 01 higher food prices, especially cost of restaurant meals. The Labor Department an- nounced today its consumer price index rose one-tenth of one per cent -to 105.3 per cent of the 1957-59 base period. This means that the value of the dollar in retail mar- kets is about 5 cents less than in the comparative period. The June living cost rise was largely attributed to a 9 per cent increase in prices of fresh fruits but this was largely seasonal. Restaurant meals rose one-half of one per cent in the month. The over-all food index is now at a record high with grocery store prices up by one per cent from last year and restaurant meals 2.8 per cent above a year ago. The over-all living cost index has increased eight-tenths of one per.cent since the start of thi; year, and has set new records in four of the six months. Compared with a year ago living costs are 1.2 per cent higher. Robert J. Myers, the Labor De- partment price expert, said July price trends are cloudy but that he thought a further small living cost increase was likely. Commenting on the continuing rise in prices of restaurant meals, Myers said labor costs of restau- rant operators undoubtedly have seen going up somewhat but that Jie Labor Department had noticed that the largest away-from-hpme meal increases have been, in cities hat cater to the tourist 'trade. In that connection, Myers said restaurant meals went up 1.7 pes cent in New York City in June and 1.2 per cent in Washington. He said the demand factor apparently had something to do with higher restaurant meal- costs. The Labor Department also an- nounced that average earnings, of factory workers rose to a new high in June. The after-tax earn- ings of the worker heading a fam- ily of four averaged weekly, up from in'May. Myers said the earnings rise was one of the smallest May-June increases in many years and was largely due to-- somewhat longer working hours. Cost of services continued their gradual rise in June. Price in- creases also were reported for used cars, women's and girls clothes and household Prices of gasoline, coal and petro- leum fuels, cosmetics and house- iold durables were a bit lower. es are subject under union con- tracts to revision on the basis of the neWindex. About "workers including approximately -Greyhound bus drivers, are due to get-a one- cent hourly increase. About chemical workers are due an ex- tra two cents an hour. Two-cent increases also are due some cartage employes in California. About San Fran- cisco truck drivers are due a half- cent hourly raise. Medical care costs rose three- teaths of one per cent in June. Myers reported that in the past year hospital room rates have in- creased 6 per cent, hospital insur- ance costs 4.8 per cent, profession- al .medical services, :3.2 per cent, and surgical insurance- 0.1 The June living cost rise Costs of prescriptions and sring wage increases for approxi- drugs, however, have declined 1.3 mately workers whose waj- per cent in the past year. person died and seven others were hospitalized in two separate yet related accidents involving five cars Tuesday evening near Stonewall. Ambulance personnel here remove person from the wreck- age of the two cars which struck head-on. In the distance, at the top of the hill, three other cars were involved in en accident as drivers stopped for the crash in the valley Staff   

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