RETAILING: The Trashing Toll

Over the past few years of student unrest, boarded-up storefronts and broken glass on sidewalks have given some campus communities the look of inner-city ghettos. Now, as another college term approaches, merchants are preparing for the worst. Around the Berkeley campus of the University of California, for example, a group of store owners is organizing a credit association to help members whose property may be damaged by youthful protesters. Local businessmen are also putting together an area-wide electric-alarm system. They hope to have it finished by election night, in case President Nixon wins.

Little wonder. Campus hostility to Nixon exploded...

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