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Global military spending rises

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From AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON-The Soviet Union
spent $140 billion on its armed forces in
1977, accounting for almost a third of,
global military spending for that year,
according to a government report
released yesterday.
The report, prepared by the U.S.
Arms Control'and Disarmament Agen-
- cy (ACDA), said the United States was
second with outlays of $101 billion.
IT ALSO SHOWS that U.S. military
expenditures declined slightly in terms
of constant dollars between 1973 and
1977 while Soviet spending was in-
creasing about 3 per cent a year in the

same period.
The two superpowers accounted for
over half of the global military spen-
ding total of $434 billion in 1977, the
report said.
China was third with $35 billion and
was followed by West Germany, $16.3
billion, and France, $14.8 billion.
THE REPORT SAID the global total
"continues the gradual upward trend
even after accounting for price in-
creases." Between 1968 and 1977, world
military expenditures increased by 15
per cent, it said.'
The NATO and Warsaw Pact allian-
ces spent almost equal amounts for

their armed forces, but the burden was
greater for the Warsaw Pact states, the
study said.
While NATO's outlays totaled $164.7
billion or 4.5 per cent of NATO's gross
national product, the report said the
Warsaw Pact nations spent $163 billion,
equal to 11.7 per cent of their GNP.
BETWEEN 1968 and 1977, arms ex-
ports doubled in real terms and in-
creased 7 per cent to $16.7 billion from
1976 to 1977, the report said.
U.S. exports, it said, amounted to $6.9
billion in 1977 while the Soviet Union
exported $5.2 billion.
Iran was the leading importer, taking

Mayor pushes pinball
(t)g an amendment to change the restric-
tions on the hours of operation.
Groups of young people from "outside" Councilman Ken Latta (D-First
the city and University, congregated at Ward) cast the single vote against the
the corner of State and William streets ordinance at its first reading. "Closing
and on the Diag' and several incidents it (pinball establishments) at midnight
were reported. doesn't address the problem," he said
Focus Pinball is located on that cor- last week.
ner and Mickey Rat's is a half block to call.
the south on William. Latta called the ordinance a political
Krasny said the pinball arcades, like move by the mayor that will be expen-
other local entertainment establish-sive for the police to enforce.
ments, are 'focal points," attracting a STUDENTS WHO like to play pinball
mlientelae"foalpomis,"atrctin late at night after studying will be af-
clientele that sometimes causes fected most by the ordinance, accor-
problems. ding to Latta.
"G P 0 r haEOPLE itunder the City and University officials said they
age of 20" are the cause of loitering and were not sure if the pinball facilities in
other street crime problems outside the the University dormitories and the
pinball arcades, Krasny said. Michigan Union would be affected by
Councilman Earl Greene (D-Second the ordinance.
Ward), who voted for the ordinance two The owner of Focus Pinball, Univer-
weeks ago, said he now has doubts as to sity graduate student M. Kim, said the
how effective the ordinance will be. ordinance is a "great thing." Focus
"I suspect the ordinance will be only closes at midnight on weekdays and at 1
a small piece of the pie" in terms of a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. He
solving the problems of the "street said minors are not permitted inside
people," he said. the establishment after 8 p.m.
GREENE SAID,he plans to propose "I DON'T WANT anyone hanging
a I

around," Kim said. In the past he said
he has had to eject people trying to sell
marijuana and cocaine to his
customers from his establishment.
Kim said the biggest problem is the
young people who loiter on the sidewalk
in the doorway of his arcade.
Unlike Kim, owners of other local
pinball establishments have questioned
the intent of the proposed ordinance.
DAVE MAURER, owner of Mickey
Rat's, said he would lose a lot of
business if the ordinance is passed. He
said eighty per cent of his clinetele is
college students and one of his buisiest
periods is between 11 and 1 a.m. on
weekend nights.
Despite the loitering problem on
William Street, he said the ordinance
was unnecessary because of existing
city ordinances.
"I don't know this is going to improve
things," Maurer said. The problems
have "nothing to do with lateness ...
nothing happens after 12."
MAURER ALSO questioned the
reasons for regulating pinball
establishments but not some other local
stores and restaurants which also deal
with similar problems.

delivery on $2.4 billion worth of
COMMENTING ON the report, AC-
DA Director George Seignious said the
increases in military spending heighten
the prospect of nuclear confrontaton
and "pose a threat to the security and
stability of all nations."
Another report released yesterday by
a different group said that worldwide
military spending reached a record
$425 billion in 1977 and increased at a
rate faster than world inflation for the
seventh consecutive year.
The report, prepared by Ruth Leger
Sivard, a former ACDA official, said
the 400 per cent rise since 1960.in
military spending by developting
nations was an especially disturbing
This compared to a 44 per cent _41-
crease in the developed countrie,
which spent far more in actual dollar
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