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i aovocc00ciy . et3ito=zioL vieu00oirzt Consumer protection vs business Although the idea is not dead, it has been silenced for no. That idea was to form a con- sumer protection agency. Legis- lation to create an independent agency that would speak on bey half of consumers getting ripped off has been all but drowned by the actions of 'big business' and lack of support by President Ford. The Senate blocked the Legis- lation by refusing to end a fili- buster. For two months the Senate has sat around talking about Aunt Marthas garden party, while con- sumers continue to get the shaft. One leader of the opposition to the bill. Senator Sam Ervin said the bill "Is repugnant to the free enterprize system". And that the bill would create an agen- cy with unlimited authority "To throw monkey wrenches into government machinery". First of all, in regards to the bill being "Repugnant to the free enterprize system", it looks as though Ervin believes "Free - enterprize system" is another word for open season. And all consumers are fair game to be cheated and robbed as business sees fit. Secondly , he does not need to be concerned about this agency doing harm by "Throwing monkey wrenches into government ma- chinery" because with the men- taUty demonstrated by the Senate in this Legislation, it shows the machinery has already stopped, at least that part supposedly working for the general public. It wouid be in the best inter- ests of all people to find who the, Senators are that have sold out to businesses at the cost of the consumer welfare. The most important thing how- ever, is to remember at election time who they are and .not to make the mistake of outting the same people back in office B!aeh ma le life ex!)ectancy declines The Director of Michigan's Office of Health and Medical af- fair told the American statisti- cal association this week that the average live expectancy for the American black male is actually declining. According to health director Kurt Gorwttz, a black male born this year has a life expectance of only61 years, com- pared to 68 for the white male, 69 for a black female, and a ripe old 75 for a white female. He added that in the past ten yearsj the death rate among black males between the ages of 15 and 24 has risen by 130 percent. Most of that increase has been caused by a rise in the rate of homocides and accidents, he said. In fact at the current murder and accident rate, a black male American has a one-in-eight chance of being murdered or killed in an accident. Gorwitz said that the decline in life expectancy for blacks is closely associated with the ris- ing crime rate. Write a check for it. An NBofC checking account is an easy way to pay for things. There's no need to carry a lot of cash. And your cancelled checks are great receipts. Open one at your nearby NBofC office. Nalional Bank of Commerce Member F.D,I.C. Anti-porn00 A San Antonio, Texas group called students to overthrow Por- nography sent a letter this week to the district attorney, several local newspaper and a TV Stat- ion, saying that violence is the only way to be understood to- day. The letter went ontothrea- ten to bomb all local book- stores and theaters dealing with pornographic literature or film. The group said it would attack any theater showing por- no films or X-rated films, and violence maybe even som R-rated movies and lCr-vnovies. The group also threaten to attack TV stations which air suggestive films, such as "Su- mmer of '42"-- a movie cited by the group. 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Did you know, for example, that if instead of banging your soles about on campus concrete, you were to go strolling bare- foot on a beach two things would result. part of the shoe. You immediately stand straighter. And when you walk, you use leg muscles you probably haven't used for years. All of this takes the load off other parts of your body, parts which all too often get overworked from incorrect posture. If you're wondering whether all First, your grades would drop. Sec- this can happen in good-looking ondly, your heel would make the  Cell.made footwear, try on a pair deepest part of your footprint. ( for yourself. One look should This is because nature intend- persuade you that Roots is ed your heel to be the lowest much more than a beautiful part of your body. So, in Roots idea. your heel sits in the lowest NATURAL F,. It's also a very attractive shoe. Hours: Monday to Saturday 10-6 Open Thursday 'til 8 4519 University Way NE, Seattle phone 634-2382 I