United Press News Round-Up, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-19


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f ■ 4 UNITED PRESS I NEWS ROUND-UR NATIONAL: Hearings Proved Armys Integrity: Stevens QUANTICO, Va., June 18.— Army Secretary Robert T. Stevens said today the Army-McCarthy hearings proved his departments "integrity" and its determination to rout out subversives. "It must be abundantly clear to everyone," he told reporters, "that the army is just as interested in and active in ridding itself of subversives as anyone in the United States." Studebaker Plant Dark Next Week SOUTH BEND, Ind., June 18.— The Studebaker Corp. announced that its passenger car plant will close next week, laying off 8,000 workers. The plant has been working on a week-on and week-off basis due to slow retail sales. The company said yesterday its production schedule was based strictly on dealer sales. Immediate Action on McCarthy Doubtful WASHINGTON, D. C., June 18.— Sen. William E. Jenner said today he doubts whether his Senate Rules Committee can hold hearings at this session of Congress on moves to strip Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy of committee chairmanship. The Indiana Republican, asked whether hearings will be held on the question, told newsmen he doubts "whether there will be time" to look into proposals that McCarthy be ousted as chairman of the government operations committee and its powerful, investigating. Clark Asks for German Passport WASHINGTON, D. C., June 18.— Judge William Clark today asked the Federal District Court hereto order the State Department to grant/him a passport to return to Germany where he was chief justice of Allied High Commission courts until dismissed last December. FOREIGN: French Evacuate Strategic Post HANOI, Indochina, June 18.— French Union forces evacuated the strategic post of Moulapamok in southern Laos, giving Communist rebels a stronghold on the right bank of the Mekong River, the French High Command announced today. The communique said defenders of the post abandoned the garrison yesterday after repulsing a violent rebel assault on the night of June 15-16. Adopt Hostile Report on European Army PARIS, France, June 18.— The French National Assemblys Defense Commission today adopted a hostile report oh the European Army. Officially Announce Capture of Americans HANOI, Indochina, June 18. — The United States announced officially today that Communist Indochinese rebels had captured five Americans and sent Major Gen. John W. "Iron Mike" CDaniel flying to the scene to investigate their seizure. The Americans were air force technicians engaged in servicing French planes in Indochina. Their capture first was reported without official confirmation yesterday from Hong Kong. Guatemala Charges Conspiracy GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, June 18.— The Guatemalan Government charged today that unidentified planes parachuted munitions marked with the hammer-and-sickle into Guatemala as part of a plot "to smear the government ... as an instrument of a foreign power to justify an attack against our country." It laid the conspiracy to "international provocateurs." Request for Ships Search Seems Doomed LONDON, England, June 18.— The United States request for authorization to stop and search merchant ships at sea for shipments of arms destined for Red-tainted Guate-jmala appeared today to be headed for a general turn-down in Europe. Britain, France, Denmark and Norway were expected almost certainly to reject the American request; some indignantly and some cautiously. Recommends Justice Dept. in Leech Trial BONN, Germany, June 18.— Chief U. S. prosecutor in Germany, Thomas C. Lan-cian, today recommended that the U. S-Justice Department decide whether to extradite for trial here former army captain, James M. Leech of Lima, Ohio, who has been charged with the eight-year-old murders of three fellow officers. Claim Red China Independent of Soviet GENEVA, Switzerland, June 18.— British and American diplomats said today the Far Eastern Conference has revealed that Communist China is hecoming increasingly independent of the Soviet Union. They said calculating demonstrations of Soviet-Chinese unity have failed to convince them the two countries are completely in agreement.

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