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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday, December., 1972

Page Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, December 3, 1972

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MOSCOW (P) - Like jet-age Yankee
peddlers, American businessmen have
been flocking to Moscow in the post-
summitt afterglow, their brief cases
bulging with deals to offer the Rus-
sians.
"It really is a quantum jump," said
an American diplomat of the influx of
hundreds of U. S. businessmen since
President Nixon's summit talks here
last May, "And it's going to get a lot
worse."
"American businessmen are faddish,
whether it be yo-yo's or hula hoops,"
added the diplomat, whose main job is
guiding American executives through
Soviet red tape. "The thing to do in
'72 is come here and explore to find out

the Russians don't have two heads, that
the Russian bureaucracy is only slight-
ly less complicated than the Chinese."
One American businessman in Mos-
cow called the increase in U. S. busi-
ness activity in the Soviet Union "al-
most like a gold rush."
U. S. specialists predict the ex-
panded Soviet - American trade con-
tacts will result in a turnover of $300
million worth of industrial goods this
year, not counting U. S. grain sales.
This would be a one-third increase over
last year, when total turnover amount-
ed to slightly more than $200 million.
The past couple of weeks have been
fairly typical of the wide variety of
goods and service the Yankees are

b for,
peddling:
-Pepisco, Inc., says it will set up a
bottling plant in the Soviet Union next
year to distribute Pepsi-Cola in ex-
change for Russian vodka, champagne,
wine and brandy;
-The New York Stock Exchange
chairman, James J. Needham, told So-
viet bankers how Wall Street might
help bankroll Soviet-American trade
deals; and
-The Chase Manhattan Bank got So-
viet approval to open a representative
office in Moscow to explore trade chan-
nels and financing opportunities.
Despite all the comings and goings
and optimistic announcements, rela-
tively few contracts actually have been

Zllosco U;
concluded and signed. Among the big-
ger ones are an agreement by Inter-
national Harvester to sell the Russians
400 earth-moving and pipe-laying trac-
tors; and an IBM deal to barter a third
generation 360-50 computer for Soviet
chemical products.
A reason for the relative sparsity
of contracts so far is that doing busi-
ness with Russians is generally time-
consuming and sometimes a monu-
mental hassle with bureaucracy.
Many a fast-paced U. S. executive
has made the long and expensive trek
and spent days trying to get an ap-
pointment with a Soviet official. Then
he has got the runaround from one
foreign trade organization to another-

gold
most designated by such jaw-crunching
acronyms as Soyuzkoopvneshtorg, nef-
tefhimpromexport or tekhmashimport.
The Russians have acquired a repu-
tation for being tough, shrewd and well-
informed about U. S. products.
"The Russians are the greatest poker
players in the world when it comes to
doing business," says one American
businessman. "They love to bargain,
and unless you stay with it, you could
lose your head in anger . . . or your
shirt."
U. S. executives have also been get-
ting good marks. According to a Rus-
sian economic official, the Americans
are proving "cool and capable and pa-
tient people to deal with."

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WASHINGTON W - After
20 months in house arrest Lt.
William Calley Jr. will have a
new day in court tomorrow
when his case goes before the
Army Court of Review here. }-:
Calley, convicted of murdering r
at least 22 unresisting Vietnamese
civilians at Mai Lay in 1968, will ,
not be present as lawyers argue his
conviction and 20-year sentence.
Calley's lawyers claim that the
U. S. Court of Military Appeals:
committed32Ferrors in his first
trial held at Ft. Benning Ga. last 4f
year. Many of the alleged errors
are technical; others are in such
areas as adverse publicity, com-
of evidence.
Denouncing "the most intense.
and continued prejudicial publicity
ever encountered in the history of
the American courts," Calley's
lawyers said pictures in newspap-
ers, magazines and on television 5
"were so inflammatory and sedi-
tious that they removed any
chance Calley had of receiving a ICountdowvn ,
fair trial and created prejudice,I
hatred and open hostility world- A member of the International Alliance o
wide." Employes prepares for the union's anticip
Rcommand ing. The strike could possibly delay the De
controland influence of superiors which will rely on the union's workers for
Calley's lawyers quoted state- and photographs.
ments by President Nixon and De-
fense Secretary Melvin Laird when CHANGES, EXPECTED:
the My Lai story unfolded in late

!Anti-IR law close
as Viol ence Amounts {
By United Press International steel security barriers the Brit- [
Prominent members of the Irish ish army has erected around the
Republican. Army (IRA) went un- downtown area and through which
derground yesterday to forestall an shoppers must pass.
expected police roundup as soon
ras new ati-IRA legislation being The blast wounded persons wait-
considered in Dublin becomes law. ing to be searched at the barrier
The bill is in the senate com- and damaged several buildings, po-
mittee stage before its third and lice said.
final reading. Presidenlt Eamon3
de Valera was standing by ready to Two people were killed in later
sign the bill into law as soon as incidents.
it cleared the senate. .A 26-year-old woman was hit in!
The new law would give the Irish the head by shots fired through herl
government sweeping powers to 1 kitchen window in predominantly
are st suspevience thmemberstae- Protestant East Belfast, police said.
ment of any senior police officer Her death came only hours af-
that an accused person belongs to ter police discovered a Roman
an illegal organization. Catholic man's naked body in a
Belfast street. They said he had
Early this morning in Dublin, been tortured and branded with
the anti-terrorism bill passed thethiniasote
Senate, after some 10 hours of IRA.
debate.

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During the day police and army
bomb disposal experts checked out
more than a dozen bomb warnings
in Dublin. After evacuating t h e
main post office on O'Connell
Street, a few yards from the scene
of Friday night's blast, the army!
blew up a Volkswagon which had
been left parked near the building.
Army units were on standby
alert, troops guarded public build-
ings, police leave was canceled and
extra police were drafted in from
the provinces. Police and army
commanders met to map out an
emergency security system to deal
with the possibility of more bomb-
ings.
Meanwhile, in Northern Ireland,
terrorist activity continued to
plague the city of Belfast.
A bomb exploded near a crowd
of people waiting to go through
a downtown Belfast security bar-
rier yesterday, injuring 22 persons.
The bomb, estimated at about
100 pounds, exploded in an alley-
way 20 yards inside one of the

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1969.
"Any fair reading of the state-
menits' of the superiors," said the
defense brief, "leads to an Ines-
capable conclusion that It was the
policy, dictated from on high, toI
try .to convict and punish the par-
ticipants in the alleged My Lai in-
cident. In order to cleanse the
Army of any guilt.."
Calley's lawyers also claim that
the conviction of Calley was
prompted by the need for a scape-
goat.
Although the Army had charged.
25 men in connection with the My
Lai killings only six were court-:
nartialed. Of the six, only Calley
was convicted.
Should the review court affirm
the conviction and sentence, Cal-
ley can petition the Court of Mili-
tary Appeals - and he has onej
other ace in the hole, President
Nixon. Within hours of the sen-
tencing on March 31 last year, Nix-.
on said he would conduct a final
review - and he ordered the
house arrest, rather than allow
Calley to be transferred to the
military prison at Ft. Leaven-
worth, .Kan.

Labor Party wins
Australian elections

By the AP, UPI and Reuters
CANBERRA - The Australian
Labor Party (ALP) after 23 years
in opposition, was swept into of-
fice yesterday on a "it's time
for a change" platform, oust-
ing the ruling conservative coal-
ition.
With 70 per cent of the v o t e
counted, the ALP, led by Ed-
ward Gough Whitlam, was as-
sured of at least a majority of
10 seats in the 125-member House
of Representatives.
whittam defeatea Prime Min-
ister William McMahon, leader
of the conservative Liberal-Coun-
trv coalition.
The coalition has controled the
Australian government since 1949.
The Labor victory in Australia
comes one week after the Labor
party in nearby New Zealand
swept into power.
"The new government w i 11
have a very good mandate to car-
ry out all its policies," Whitlam

s id.
Some major changes are ex-
pected in foreign policy. Whitlam
has said Australia will recognize
the People's Republic of China,
which he has advocated since
1954.
He also said he would pull Aus-
tralia out of the Southeast Asia
Treaty Organization, already
weakened by the recent defection
of Pakistan and the inactivity of
France.
But it is in domestic policies that
the most sweeping changes are
expected. The Labor Party has
promised a new era of open gov-
ernment, by means of some 20
boards and commissions dealing
with education, fuel, hospitals,
conservation and taxation.
It has also promised to abol-
ish military conscription, fix pen-
sions at one quarter of average
weekly earnings, and introduce a
nationalized health insurance
scheme.

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held at 7:30 P.M., Mon-
day, December 4, 1972 at the Council Chamber, City Hall, for the purpose
of hearing all persons interested in the adoption of a new plan for the di-
vision of City Wards; the so called "Green Plan"-said plan and other plans
having had consideration, being posted in the Lobby of City Hall with sup-
portive data and descriptions available for public examination at the City
Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor of City Hall.
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