Up News Briefs, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-21


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J UP News Briefs Reds Massed Sixty Divisions UNITED NATIONS, N. Y., May 19.— Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, United Nations supreme commander in Korea, reported today that Communist forces had massed more than 60 divisions for battle in their spring offensive against the UN Army. Allies. Halt Breakthrough TOKYO, Japan, May 19.— American, Dutch, French and South Korean troops halted the Chinese Communist breakthrough in Eastern Korea today. Troops of the U. S. 2nd Division gave ground only in one sector, where they were forced to fall back to protect their right flank. Observe Armed Forces Day WASHINGTON, D. C, May 19.— The nations capital set the cadence today as America paid tribute to her uniformed men and women with a huge Armed Forces Day parade down flag-bedecked Constitution Avenue. Some 10,000 troops paraded down from Capitol Hill past President Truman on the reviewing stand near the Washington Monument. U.S. Parades in Germany BERLIN, Germany, May 19.— The United States paraded its reinforced troops today I in the greatest American display of military might in Germany since the occupation began. Air Forces planes roared over the marching soldiers, who were backed up by tanks and artillery. Collins Praises Troops SEATTLE, Wash., May 19.— Gen. J. Law-ton Collins today praised the magnificent job U. S. troops are doing in Korea. "I say without any question that the Eighth Army today is as fine an Army as this country has ever produced," he declared. Britain Cautions Iran TEHERAN, Iran, May 19.— Britain threatened today to lodge a complaint with the International NCourt of Justice if Iran refused to arbitrate a "fair and equitable" settlement of their oil dispute. Another Russian Colony? • TAIPEH, Formosa, May 19.— The Yunan Province of Inner Mongolia has become another Russian colony in all but name, according to Chinese dispatches received here today. Control of the area, according to the dispatches, resulted after the Kremlin sent advisors to all key positions in the administrative branches of local government. U.S. Applies Pressure WASHINGTON, D. C, May 19.— The United States put pressure on both Great Britain and Iran today to settle their oil dispute through negotiation. Record Military Budget PARIS, France, May 19.— The French National Assembly passed a record military budget of ,115,000,000 today by a vote of 414 to 177. The assemblymen will meet Tuesday for their last meeting before the nationwide general elections June 17.

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