United Press News Briefs, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-26


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JNITED PRESS r NEWS I I BRIEFS Rhee Yields on Withdrawal SEOUL, Korea, June 25. — South Koreas stubborn president Syngrnan Rhee backed down today from his earlier demand for withdrawal of all Red Chinese troops from Korea before he would agree to a truce. He made the important concession as President Eisenhowers personal representative arrived in Korea with a warning that a split between the United States and South Korea on the proposed truce would hand victory in the three years war to the Communists. Seek Postal Rate Boost WASHINGTON, D. C, June 25.— Postmaster General Arthur E. Summerfield has formally asked Congress to approve postal rate increases to yield 40,625,000 a year, it was disclosed today. He proposed a four-cent stamp on non-local first class mail. The present rate is three-., cents for the first ounce. New Red Atrocity Reports BERLIN, Germany, June 25. — New Communist atrocity reports reached Berlin today as the riot-shaken regime of Red premier Otto Grotewohl labored to retain its control over uneasy East Germany. The reports said Russian firing squads executed three more workers at Dresden, where Communist German police had arrested at least 400 men. Britain Grants Pole Asylum LONDON, England, June 25. — Britain granted political asylum today to Capt. Jan Cwiklinski, who abandoned command of the Polish liner Batory and asked permission to remain in Britain. The British home office said Cwiklinski was permitted to leave Brixton prison wehere he had been held during an investigation of his plea for political asylum. Chinese in Fresh Attack SEOUL, Korea, Friday, June 26. — The Chinese Communists hurled 8,800 troops against South ICbrean positions on the Western and Central fronts last night in a violent beginning of the fourth year of the Korean War. Notting Hill Killer to Die LONDON, England, June 25. — John R. Christie, the "Strangler of Notting Hill" who confessed at least seven sex murders, was sentenced to death today for the killing of his wife. Optimistic on Tax Bill WASHINGTON; D. C, June 25.— Speaker Joseph W. Martin, Jr., said today he has "no doubt whatever" about getting an ex- cess profits tax extension bill to the House floor for a vote early next week. Martin told reporters he expects the bill to be cleared by the House-Rules Committee in the next day or two for a vote early next week. Bolster Air Defenses WASHINGTON, D. C, June 25.— The Air Force announced today it will soon bolster the Western air defenses with the first all Sabre-Jet wing assigned to Europe. The unit will be the 50th fighter-bomber wing which flies the F-86s, the Air Forces top combat plane now in operational use. At present the only Air Force unit in Europe which is partly equipped with the F-86 is the 86th fighter-bomber wing in the U.S. zone of Germany. Amends Civil Service Rule WASHINGTON, D. C, June 25.— President Eisenhower today amended Civil Service rules to strip thousands of policy-level Federal workers of airtight job protection given them by the Truman administration. Mr. Eisenhowers plan was announced on Monday, but his executive order today marked the formal action.

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