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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Sottirdoy, May 20, 19~/2

Page TwTHE MICHGANDAILYurd Ma 20. 1972

"SUPERB, SIGNIFICANT.
AS BRILLIANT AS IT IS
IMPORTANT!"
-Joe Gelmis Newsday
"BRILLIANT! ,"
-Judith Crist, NBC-TV
"Ranks with the screen's most memor-
able tributes to the indomitable dig-
nity of man. A virtually perfect film!"
-Bruce Williamson, Playboy
"EXHILARATING.
-Christian Science Monitor
"A MASTERPIECE! Tom Courtenay
gives the best performance of his
career."
-Show Magazine

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Hassles from city merchants?
Consumer Action Center helps

By CAROL CLARK
You never expected the bill
for your car repair to be that
high? You're having problems
with a merchant in town? Or
do you want to know what con-
sumer agencies can be found in
various parts of the country?
Call the Consumer Action
Center (CAC). It was establish-
ed last January by five students
who approached local business-
es and the Chamber of Com-
merce for their initial funds and
office space. Since then its 12
members have handled more
than 400 complaints from con-
sumers in the community.
"The majority of complaints
center around misunderstand-
ings between the seller and the
consumer," explains Stephanie
Laskin, a worker at the cei'ter.
"We try to mediate the dis-
putes."
According to follow-up statis-
tics on their efforts, the center
has been quite successful. Their
report shows that 42.8 per cent
of the people who contacted the
center felt their problem h a d
3020 Washtenaw Dial 434-1782

been completely resolved and
36.5 per cent said their com-
.plaint was partially resolved.
"The statistic that pleases us
most is that 100 per cent report-
ed that they would call us again
or recommend us to a friend,"
said Laskin.
Since CAC has access to num-
erous files on businesses around
the country, a well as to govern-
mental and' non-governmental
consumer agencies in the nation,
it also functions as a reference
service.
Anyone who has a question
concerning business practices or
needs to know where to turn
with a consumer legal problem
can contact CAC for informa-
tion and referral.
"We give out information on
telephone solicitation practices,
for example, and we do some in-
vestigative work," Laskin says.
"In the future we hope to have
law students with us - they
could do more in the area of
consumer legal aid."
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Michigan. News phone: 764-0562. Second
Class postage paid at Ann Arbor, Mich-
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Oho); $7.50 non-local mail (other states
and foreign).
TV & Stereo Rentals
$10.00 per month
NO DEPOSIT
FREE DELIVERY, PICK UP
AND SERVICE
CALL:
NEJAC TV RENTALS
662-5671

"IN K LAI IN ThEFE
FIV AN DEMS lLICHi
Sat. 7-9-11 Wednesday
PTH OPUMPosolini's
Sun., Mon.
7:00, 9:00 FIFTH.AVENUE AT LIBERTY "Decameron"
DOWNTOWN ANARBOR
INFORMATION 761-9700
SPECIAL-SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MATINEES ONLY
Peter Finch, Claudia Cardinale, ALL SEATS 75c
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Read and Use Daily Classifieds

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Th~is Year l"
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s e 1972 CannesFim Fairad)
A GEORGE ROY MEa.PAUL MitASM flOOUCTIaN
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CAC is now operating Its
growing services while attempt-
in% to secure funds for the fall.
Members of CAC seem happy
with the progress they have
made, but want more students
and other volunteers involved in
their program.
"In a way, one of the beat
things about CAC is that it is a
small group of people, mainly
tudents, who are doing some-
thing valuable for the Ann Ar-
bor community. But we want all
students to know that there is
a place where they can go with
their consumed problems," Las-
kin continued.
Laskin is attempting to get
University Course Mart credit
for students who volunteer to
work with CAC in the fall.
Laskin seems convinced t h at
CAC has been well received by
merchants. CAC has a policy of
blacklisting no business and the
members say they have found
several storeowners relieved to
have them assist in the media-
tion of the consumer problems.
Some of the most common con- -
sumer problems can be avoid-
ed, Laskin warns, if you follow
thi advice. "Always send in the
warranty for an appliance, al-
ways insist on a written itemized
agreement for a repair job-
especially automotive-and, al-
ways contact CAC if you have
trouble."
Their office, at 115%/2 E. Lib-
erty, is open from 1-5 p.m. Mon-
day through Thursday. Anyone
interested should stop in or call
665-4451.
GOP rescinds
Zollar post
State Senate Appropriations
Chairman Charles Zollar (R-
Benton Harbor) was stripped of
his number two position in the
State GOP line-up at a party
meeting Thursday.
The vote which removed Zol-
lar as GOP caucus chairman
came one week after he sided
with Democrats on a Congres-
sional reapportionment plan
which would have gained two
seats for the Democrats, plus
a district in Southwestern Mich-
igan for Zollar to run in.
Sources said Zollar had plan-
ned to resign his GOP post
and run for the seat anyway.
This lfeBI[eft
$1.50 $:30
Fri.-Sat.-Sun.
MICHAEL
COONEY
and
PAT &
VICTORIA
GAR VEY
I1 14111STREET
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WORSHIP

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1432 Washtenaw Ave.
Services of Worship-9:00 and 10:30 a.m.-
College Class at 10:30 a.m. - Contemporary
Christian Faith.
Student Coffee Hour and Discussion-I 1:30.
Holy Communion-5:15 Thursday.
ST. ANDREW'S EPSICOPAL CHURCH
306 N. Division
8:00 a.m.-Holy Eucharist.
10:00 a.m.-Holy Eucharist and Sermon.
7:00 p.m--Evening Prayer (chapel).
LORD OF LIGHT LUTHERAN
CHURCH, formerly the Lutheran
Student Chapel and Center
801 South Forest at Hil
Donald G. Zill, Pastor
Sunday, 10:15 a.m.---Eucharist.
Wednesday, 5:15 p.m.--Eucharist.
CAMPUS CHAPEL
1236 Washtenaw
Minister: Rev. Donald Postema
10:00 a.m.---Morning Worship.
11:00 a.m.-Coffee and conversation in the
lounge.
6:00 p.m.-Evening Celebration.

PACKARD ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH
2580 Packard Road-971-0773
Tam Bloxam, Pastor-971-3152
Sunday School--9:45 a.m.
Worship-li1 :00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Training Hour-6:00 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST,
SCIENTIST
1 833 Woshtenow Ave.
SUNDAY
10:30 a.m-Worship Services. Sunday School
(2-20 years).
nfants room available Sunday and Wednesday.
Public Reading Room, 306 E. Liberty St.
Mon., 10-9; Tues.-Sat., 10-5. Closed Sun-
days and Holidays.
For transportation call 668-6427.
HURON HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH
3150 Glacier Way
Pastor: Charles Johnson
For information, transportation, personalized
help, etc., phone 769-6299 or 761-6749.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
On the Campus--
Corner State and William Sts.
Rev. Terry N. Smith, Senior Minister
Rev. Ronald C. Phillips, Assistant

FIRST UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH AND WESLEY
FOUNDATION
State at Huron and Washington
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.-Sermon.
Broadcast WNRS 1290 am, WNRZ 103 fm,
11:00-noon.
CANTERBURY HOUSE
at 330 Maynard St.
(The Alley/The Conspiracy)
Canterbury House, meeting at 330 Maynard
St. (The Conspiracy), 11:00 a.m.-Some
secularity, for a change: "Please allow me
to introduce myself .
UNIVERSITY LUTHERAN CHAPEL
(LCMS) 1511 Washtenaw Ave
Alfred T. Scheips, Pastor
Sunday Service at 9:15 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class at 10:30 a.m
BETHLEHEM UNITED'
CHURCH OF CHRIST
423 S. Fourth Ave.
Telephone 665-6149
Ministers: T. L. Trost, Jr., R. E. Simonson
9:00 a.m.--Morning Prayer.
10:00 a.m. -- Worship Service and Church
School.

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