United Press: News Round-Up, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-07


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, AT UNITED PRESS NEWS ROUND-UP FOREIGN: Red Rebels Seize Second Defense HANOI, Indochina, June 5. Communist Rebels seized a second defense post on the road-rail lifeline funneling American war material to Red River delta fighting fronts, the French high command announced today. The post was the second to fall within this week along the artery which runs 58 vulnerable miles between Hanoi and the port of Haiphong. Britain Keeping Wait-and-See Policy LONDON, England, June 5.-British foreign secretary Anthony Eden reported to the Cabinet today on the Geneva Conference and informed, sources said the government decided against any "drastic" changes in its wait-and-see policy. Greece, Yugoslavia Agree to Alliance ATHENS, Greece, June 5. Greece and Yugoslavia announced today they have agreed to a "formal alliance" binding them and Turkey in a kind of Balkan political NATO. The "announcement climaxed a five-day state visit to Greece by president Marshal Tito of Yugoslovakia who worked out the alliance in a similar visit recently to Turkey. A joint Greek-Yugoslav communi- que said the alliance will be established by the three-nation Council of Foreign Ministers at its next meeting in Belgrade. The two governments said they were acting "in full accord" with Turkey. Yoshida Cancels World Tour TOKYO, Japan, "ane 5.-Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida today canceled plans for his around-the-world tour when opposition Socialists scored another victory in their attempt to delay passage of a new police law. The Foreign Office today notified embassies of the countries Yoshida was to visit on his June 4 to July 27 tour that all plans have been "canceled." A spokesman said the entire itinerary had been "junked." U.S. Seeks Freedom for Red Held Citizens GENEVA, Switzerland, June 5. The United States made its first direct approach to Red China today to seek freedom for American citizens held behind the bamboo curtain. Thirty-two Americans are believed in Red China prisons, three otfiers are presumed under arrest and 19 have been unable to obtain exit visas. Thirty-nine more are believed to be remaining voluntarily a total of 93. See Further Drop in Coffee Crop RIO DE JANEERO, Brazil, June 5. A further drop in coffee production has been predicted by the Brazilian Coffee Institute. The Institute estimated that exports from the new crop beginning July 1 will total 13,454,000 sacks, or 1,255,000 less than exports from the 1953-54 crop. NATIONAL: Held.on Attempted Reuther Assassination MIAMI, Fla., June 5. Police said today that a man Cuban authorities claimed they picked up in connection with the unsolved assassination attempt against CIO president Walter Reuther is being held in Miamis Dade County jail. Police in Havana said, yesterday they had arrested Onofrio Minaudo, alias Angelo Magnasco, "and turned him over to American: authorities. The Cuban officials said Minaudo wasbeing sought by the FBI for questioning in the Reuther case. Broken Mains Cut Down Carrier Damage QUONSET POINT, R. X, .June 5. A damage control officer said today two broken fire mains cut down damage to the aircraft carrier Bennington after explosions and fire killed 102 men. Lt. JG William J. Foley, testifying before a naval board of inquiry, described the broken mains as "a lucky break." U.S. Prey to Ignorance and Fear: Adlai NEW YORK, N. Y June 5. Adlai E. Stevenson said today the United States has fallen prey to ignorance and fear and "of late acted as though the whole nation is a security risk." The 1952 Democratic Presidential candidate, in a philosophical attack on the Eisenhower administrations security program and on "McCarthyism," said, the mounting forces of materialism, ignorance and fear have put Americans "in greater danger of becoming robots than slaves." Nationwide Civil Defense Exercise Set WASHINGTON, D. C, June 5. The first nation-wide civil defense exercise in preparation for atomic attack will be held June 14 and 15 with a mock bombing of 41 cities in the United States. Eight cities in Canada, two in Alaska and one each in Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the Virgin Islands also will be objects of a hypothetical enemy attack, the Civil Defense Administration announced. Fewer Civilians Working for U.S. in April WASHINGTON, D. C, June 5. The government employed 2,335,296 civilians in April a net reduction of- 4,841 from March, Sen. Harry F. Byrd D.-Va. reported today. Byrd, chairman of the joint committee on non-essential Federal spending, said it was the twenty-first consecutive month in which civilian employment has declined.

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