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UNITED PRESS NEWS BRIEFS Stevenson Says Arms Race Must End HAMPTON-SYDNEY, Va., June 9.— Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois said today that the "arms race" between Russia and the United States "must end before it ends us." He added, "Power is not peace, and we need to do a lot more thinking about what is required beyond the immediate necessity of strength." Reds Ask Resumption of Truce Talks PANMUNJOM, Korea, June 9.— The Communist high command today asked the United Nations to resume truce negotia-j tions at once and go "all out" to settle the [ prisoner of war issue and achieve an armistice in Korea. Senate Postpones Steel Strike Action WASHINGTON, D. C, June 9.— The Senate today put off action until tomorrow on economic controls and proposals to deal with the steel strike, after Presi-. dent Truman warned that interference I might prevent a strike "settlement. Senate Democratic leader Ernest W. McParland pressed for and got the postponement after i Mr. Truman said that "tragic" interference in the steel dispute might, upset a settlement. Ridgway to Make 3-Day Italy Visit PARIS, Prance, June 9.— Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway will make a three-day visit to Italy next week on his first inspection of the allied forces under his supreme command, it was announced today. Official Italian sources said in Rome that the government there will be prepared to deal vigorously with any Communists who try to stage hostile demonstrations like those which greeted Ridgway on his arrival here. Seek MacArthur As Keynote Speaker Supporters of Sen. Robert A. Taft yesterday boomed Gen. Douglas MacArthur for keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention opening here on July 7. The convention arrangements committee is expected to name the convention keynoter today. Reds Withdraw Troops from Two Areas BERLIN, Germany, June 9. — The Russians withdrew their troops from two disputed areas on the border of Western and Eastern Berlin today in an apparent capitulation to American and British demands. Soviet troops left the Steinstuecken sector, an American-administered island near the eastern part of the city, and pulled away from a disputed road bordering the British sector. Down Payments on New Houses Lowered WASHINGTON, D. C, June 9.— The gov- eminent today lowered the down payment requirements on all new houses costing morcthan ,000. The changes are effective Wednesday. Mossadegh Rejects Court of Justice THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, June 9. — Iranian Premier Mohammed Mossadegh said today that oil nationalization ended 30 years of "slavery and corruption" in Iran. He rejected any authority of the International Court of Justice to act in the dispute with Britain. To Decide Segregated School Systems WASHINGTON, D. C, June 9— The Supreme Court agreed today to decide whether states may require separate schools for white and negro children. The high bench accepted for review at its next term two cases challenging the segregated school systems in Topeka, Kan., and Clarendon County, S. C. The issue, a hot one in the South, is not likely to be decided before the November elections because arguments will not be heard until mid-October. Challenges Reds to Attack in Korea SEOUL, Korea, June 9. — Gen. James A. Van Fleet virtually challenged the Communist armies today to attack United Nations forces in Korea, and said if they ditl they would be "soundly defeated." While his troops were knocking back strong probing attacks along the 155-mile front, the 8th. Army commander reiterated his faith in hisv armys ability to repeal any major offensive mounted by the 1,000,000-man Red force.