Retailing: Time to Get Involved

Two widely known merchants last week crisply advised their fellow retailers that it is time to get more deeply involved in civil rights. In New York, in a sharp speech delivered at the National Retail Merchants Association convention, Charles Y. Lazarus told his colleagues that they must personally take a part in the urban crisis that has storekeepers "living on a volcano." And Neiman-Marcus President Stanley Marcus announced that henceforth civil rights will be as important a factor as price, quality or delivery time in what his six Texas specialty stores in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston buy.

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