United Press: News Round-Up, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-15


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» UNITED PRE I HEWS ROUND-UP FOREIGN: Soviets Uneasy on Red Chinas Rapid Rise LONDON, England, June 14.— Western diplomats said today Russian uneasiness over Communist Chinas sudden rise to power in the Far East may be the reason for the Soviets new campaign of friendship in the West. They suggested that Peiping has risen toward the status of a world power far faster than the Kremlin expected and that the Soviet is tidying up its relations with the West to keep her hands free for future dealings with her huge Asian neighbor. France Bans All Auto Road Racing PARIS, France, June 14. — France banned all automobile road racing today in swift answer to the Le Mans endurance race disaster. Authorities early today reported the 82nd fatality as the death toll continued to mount in Saturdays tragedy. Hospitals still held 73 injured persons, some in critical condition. Premier Edgar Faures cabinet, meeting until after midnight to study fchp r.rasTv r»f n. rnr.infr r.fv in t.hp Tp "Mans 24-hour endurance race, suspended further auto racing until the rules can be amended. Officials said they hoped the rules changes could be completed and the temporary ban lifted in time for the big Grand Prix of Rheims on July 3. W. Germany Set for Drive to End Cold War BONN, Germany, June 14.— West Germany indicated today it is ready now to open a major drive to end the 10-year-old cold war division of Germany through talks-with the Soviets and even the East German Communist regime. West Germanys new foreign minister, Henrich von Brentano, said today he is ready to talk with Russian officials at the Geneva top-level Big Four conference to clarify recent Soviet overtures to West Germany. Reds Fear Repetition of 53 Rebellion BERLIN, Germany, June 14. — East German Communists today clamped tight re-istrictions on the Soviet zone and rounded up known Democratic Germans to block any possible uprising marking the second anniversary of the 1953 workers revolt. Widespread security measures have been ordered throughout the eastern zone to prevent a repetition of the June 17th rebellion two years ago, according to reports reaching reliable anti-Communist agencies in West Berlin. Argentine Labor Group Backs Peron BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, June 14.— Argentinas General Confederation of Labor called a nine-hour general strike today to back president Juan D. Perons campaign against the Roman Catholic Church. The powerful labor group called the strike to permit thousands of workers to attend a huge rally to pay homage to the flag of Argentina that the government claims was desecreted recently by Catholic groups. NATIONAL: Washington Prepares for Mock Attack WASHINGTON, D. C, June 14.— The wail of sirens denoting a mock atomic attack will send President Eisenhower and 15,000 federal workers scurrying out of town Wednesday for a civil defense test. For the next 48 hours the war-essential functions of the federal government will be directed from secret relocation centers scattered over a radius of 30 to 300 miles from the capital. The exercise is part of "Operation Alert, 1955," the biggest civil defense test ever tried. Bohlen Returns Home for Consultations NEW YORK, N. Y., June 14.— United States ambassador to Russia Charles E. Bohlen arrived here by plane today for "consultations" in Washington. Bohlen said he would accompany Secretary of State John-Foster Dulles to San Francisco next week for the anniversary meeting of the United Nations. Menon Says Peace Prospects Bright WASHINGTON, D. C, June 14.— Indias roving ambassador, V. K. Krishna Menon, said today prospects of peace in the Far East "are looking a little better." Krishna Menon flew here to tell President Eisenhower and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles he believes the time is ripe for peace talks with Red China. To newsmen who met him at National Airport, the Indian diplomat refused to say whether he came prepared to make specific proposals which might lead to - release of U. S. airmen and civilians held captive by the Chinese Communists. He said his mission is one "of extreme delicacy." Ike Appeals for Two Rebuffed Projects WASHINGTON, D. C, June 14.— President Eisenhower appealed strongly today for Congressional approval of two recently rebuffed projects — his proposed nuclear powered atoms-for-peace merchant ship and the Dixon-Yates electric plant. The Congressional atomic energy committee i ; ! turned thumbs down on the atomic "showboat" yesterday. And last week the House Appropriations Committee rejected a ,-500,000 item for building transmission lines from the Dixon-Yates power plant site to the Tennessee Valley Authority. This transmission link is the heart of the whole project. Urges Passage of Presidents Vaccine Plan WASHINGTON, D. C, June 14.— Health secretary Oveta Culp Hobby said today that a Democratic plan to provide free* polio vaccine to all children is totally "unnecessary and undesirable." Instead, she urged the Senate Labor Committee to approve President Eisenhowers more modest plan to have the government supply free vaccine only to youngsters whose parents are unable to pay. House Group Approves Military Works Bill WASHINGTON, D. C, June 14. — The House Armed Services Committee today unanimously approved a ,368,698,000 -military public works authorization bill. The total is 4,345,700 more than the Defense Department originally asked for construction of bases here and abroad. Biggest share — ,165,453,000 — is for the Air Force. Nearly half is earmarked for overseas projects. The sum is ,337,000 less than the Air Force asked.

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