Nation: Flags and Bras

The theater of the streets this spring has been adorned by flags unfurled and bosoms unfettered−the one by supporters of Richard Nixon's Viet Nam policies, and the other by his youthful female nonsupporters. Since every cause has its economic effect, it follows that the flags are selling briskly, with sales doubled over last year's.

Bra sales, however, have not deflated. The Corset and Brassiere Association of America insists that bra sales have continually increased in the U.S., and were up 41% last year. No figures are yet at hand for 1970 to show the dimensions of the new braless movement.

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