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U.S.S.R. Foreign Trade
With Non-Communist i
Countries
1956 1957MWith Asia
and the
Mideast

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USSR Increases Foreign Trade
With Non-Communist Nations

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - One mid- tally accepted practice at the University of Texas ed
shipman has been removed and school. school.
five demoted at the U.S. Naval 2) All too often proctoring is It will be financed by'
Acadeuiy because of collusion with a farce.
a 17-year-old girl who success- 3) In several cases new exam- from National Institute o:
fully masqueraded at the Academy inations leak out to students. tal Health funds.
as a midshipman.. . $
Susan Johnson, daughter of a AUSTIN. Texas - Personal COLUMBUS, Ohio -- By
Baltimore surgeon, cracked more qualities which make for success record 48,000 students a
than a century of tradition by in teaching will be the subject of swarming the Ohio State 1
marching undetected into the din- a five-year investigation by the sity campus. Ronald B. 'T
ing hall, eating with the men and__
polishing off her tour of duty by + :
standing night formation. Then
she left.
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Ill. O
The University of Illinois will
build the largest radio telescope R"Your Personal
in the world on a site south of
Danville.
Illinois Board of Trustees have CHRIS~
approved purchase of, a 220 acreS!AT
site 35 miles east of the Chicago S A I
campus for the huge telescope,
which will advance work of the e rsonC
astronomy department.
* * *Big Selection
PHILADELDPHIA, Pa. --A re-
port submitted by Temple College's
Student Council Committee onRA M SA
Cheating calls for a tighter policy
to prevent the practice. 119
It concludes that:
1) Cheating is an almost to- t syy ?

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By THOMAS P. WHITNEY
Associated Press Foreign News Analyst
The Soviet Union has been step-
ping up its foreign trade with non-
Communist countries.
In figures released by the
U.S.S.R., this trade increased near-
ly 25 percent between 1956 and
1957. The total 1957 foreign trade
-importsand exports-with non-
Communist countries came to
slightly more than two billion
dollars in 1957
Soviet trade with the United
ab Republic increased 120 per
cent from 1956 through 1957.
UAR-Soviet trade came to 200
million dollars in 1957. Trade with
India rose by 115 per cent and
constituted about 126 million dol-
lars of Soviet exports and imports.
The foreign trade figures reflect]
an apparent Soviet effort to in-
crease trade 'with nations outside
the Communist bloc and paticu-
larly with the countries of the
Mideast and Asia.
The six most important non-
Communist countries in Soviet
foreign trade are Finland, the

United Kingdom, the U.A.R., West
Germany, India and France, in'
that order.
Russia's importance for Finland
is shown by the fact that by 1957
the U.S.S.R. held nearly one-fifth
of all Finland's foreign trade. The
Soviet Union succeeded in estab-
lishing this position during the
immediate postwar period when
Finland delivered large amounts
of reparations to the Soviet Union
and to furnish these reparations
developed'certain industries which
were not in general capable of
competing with similar industries
in the West.'
When reparations ended the So-
viet Union was the logical market
for products of these industries
and was willing and able to pay
for them in Soviet commodities.
Political aims have played an im-
portant role in the Soviet attitude
towards the Finland trade.
1956 and 1957. First the Soviet
Union is making considerable ef-
forts to increase trade with under-
developed and other countries of
Asia, Africa and the Mideast. Such

deals as the sale of Communist
arms for United Arab Republic
cotton, the construction on credit
of a steel mill in India and the,
credit to Afghanistan have facili-
tated Soviet penetration into these
markets and sources of raw ma-
terials.
The second fact is that Soviet
trade over-all with non-Commu-
nist countries is small compared
to that of the United States with
the same nations. To put it simply,
the United States exports to non-
Communist natfons anid imports
from them more goods in one
month than the Soviet Union does
in a year.
However, this should not obscure
the fact that Russia is increasing
trade with countries outside its
own bloc, and has managed to es-
tablish itself in a critical position
in the trade of certain non-Com-
munist countries. This' has politi-
cal as well as economic signifi-
cance since Soviet trade is always
used as a political as well as an
economic weapon.

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