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Nixon Urged to Halt Trade with USSR

A leader of the Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry has sent a telegram to President Nixon requesting that he publicly announce that trade negotiations may stop, unless the Kremlin rescinds the new exit visa schedule. “US-Soviet trade is top priority need for the Soviet Union.” Harold B. Light, chairman of the Bay Area Council, said. “They want our computer technology, our production know-how, our consumer goods, and they need our hard currency.” Light stated that “Americans should not be trading away Jewish lives.”