THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, April 12, 1913
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Ellsberg testifies on
'63 diplomacy crisis
THE MOVIE THAT ASKS THE QUESTION:
"Must Co-Eotus Always Be Interruptus?"
LOS ANGELES (Reuter) -
Pentagon Papers trial defend-
ant Dr. Daniel Ellsberg said on
the witness stand yesterday that
a crisis over the manufacturing
of the Skybolt Missile in 1963 led
to a near rupture of relations be-
tween the United States and Bri-
Ellsberg, describing the top-
secret work he did for the U. S.
government as he began the sec-
ond day of his testimony, said
he was called in by a Special As-
sistant to President Kennedy to
make a report on the Skybolt
"President Kennedy was en-
tirely surprised (by the crisis),"
Ellsberg is standing trial on
charges of espionage, conspir-
acy and theft for leaking the
top-secret Pentagon Papers on
I the Vietnam War which burst
into world headlines in 1971.
But he has not yet reached in
his testimony his association
with the preparation of the Pen-
tagon Papers, dealing so far on-
ly with work he did for earlier
crises - like the Cuban Missile
Crisis and the Berlin Blockade
On the crisis over the air-de-
livered Skybolt Missile Ellsberg
said: "The President had not ex-
pected it to cause any trouble."
He said Britain had expected
to be given a large part in manu-
facturing the missile because it
was to be used to equip a major
section of Britain's strategic
"Therefore, when we canceled
production of the missiles, Bri-
tain's Prime Minister MacMil-
lan reacted with very great an-
ger and a political crisis erupted
These students aren't protesting anything. Or rather, they're protesting nothing. They were partici-
pants in a project for their Interpretative Communcations Class at Western Michigan University which
called for them to assume the role of someone other than themselves.
RUSSIANS PAY $120 EACH:
Jeans boom on black market
MOSCOW (Reuter) - Genuine
American jeans are the hottest
line now being peddled in the sec-
ond-hand markets of Soviet cities
despite police action to stamp out
They sell for a standard black
market price of 100 roublesI
(about 120 dollars) a pair in the
used clothing markets of towns
like Odessa, Baku, Lvov, Moscowa
and Leningrad. This represents aI
profit of more than 1,000 per cent
which is split up between the "im-
porter," often a sailor - and the
black market hawker.
Ownership of a pair of Ameri-
can jeans brings its own prob-
lems - chief among them a high
risk of loss.
A young Frenchman in Moscow
who went to a city swimming
pool dried off and went to re-
trieve his clothes, only to find his,
American jeans had disappeared.
Fortunately,einstheir place, some-
one had left a pair of tattered Rus-'
Muchthe same misadventure
befell a young Russian student who,
changed in his gymnasium fot a'
workout and also discovered that 1 craze shows no signs of petering
his jeans had exercised an over- out. In practically any school a
whelming attraction for someone boy or girl who produces a packet,
else. He had to wait until his of chewing gum can count on in-
mother came by in a taxi with stant popularity.
a spare pair of pants. Authorities frown on the exist-
A recent teenage novelty is a ence of black market peddlers in
pair of bell-bottom pants adorned city market places but have to
around the waist, or at the bot- admit that it is virtually impos-
tom, with jingling tinker bells- sible to stamp out entirely.
or with zippers running down the Soviet industry has made great
outside calf. strides in meeting consumer de-
J e a n s are popular among mand but it still lacks the range,
youngsters throughout the eastern quality and attractiveness of some
bloc and the Polish state clothing western products.
industry has tried to meet the de-
mand by producing its own ver-
sion. But only genuine American
jeans will meet the standards of
the Soviet market place.
Bellbottoms are preferred over
the regular and slim-cuts.
If a lad in Moscow receivesthe
wrong kind he is likely to spend
the next 48 hours soaking his jeans
in water, with stiff boards inside
the bottom of the legs to try and
achieve a modified bellbottom ef-
But almost anything foreign
which is either of good quality or a
"TONIGHT! 8:00 P.M."
The University Players
"THE TRAGEDY OF
KING C HRISTOPHE"
(The black ex-slave and cook
who became the King of Haiti)
Tickets: $3.00, $2.00
Time: 8:00 P.M.
Trueblood Box-office open 12:30-8:00
Box-office phone: 764-5387
Dept. of Speech Communication and Theatre
and the FUTURE WORLDS PROGRAM
A WEEKEND OF SCIENCE FICTION
OPENING TONIGHT-April 12, with
WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE
A classic, The life of earth is
threatened by a giant meteor.
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The MichigantDaily, edited and man- novelty - or both - sells well in
kged by students at the University of the towns here.
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lass postage paid at Ann Arbor, Mich- Men's patent shoes also fetch up
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(other states and foreign). has not yet graduated into the
Summer Session published Tuesday jeans class the great attraction of
through Saturday morning. Subscrip- the market place is the chance to
Lion rates: $5.50 by carrier (campus buy western chewig um.
area) ; $6.50 local mail (in Mich. or bu wser heig gm
Ohio); $7.50 non-local mail (othe, A stick of chewing gum sells for
states and foreign).
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MARLON BRANDO as Stanley Kowalski
VIVEN LEIGH as Blanche Dubois
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"Comments cannot do justice to the substance
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and artistry of
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