United Press International News Briefs, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-12


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UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL » NEWS J BRIEFS NATIONAL: Unemployment Falls 735,000 in April WASHINGTON, May 11. — Unemployment fell by 735,000 in April to 3,627,000 — the lowest level since December 1957 — the government reported today. The number of people working climbed to a record April high of 65,012,000. Brisk hiring in construction and manufacturing an a seasonal pick up in farm work lifted the April employment total by 1,185,000 from March. Nixon Appeals to Religious Leaders WASHINGTON, May 11. Vice President Richard M. Nixon appealed to religious leaders today to "mobilize the moral support of the American people" in a drive to wipe out racial discrimination in employment. The Vice-President, chairman of the Presidents committee on government contracts, addressed a conference attended by some 500 leaders representing 22 major U. S. religious denominations with 100 million members. He invited the clergymen and presided over the day-long session. Ike Seeks O K of Inter-American Bank WASHINGTON, May 11.— President Eisenhower asked Congress today to approve U. S. participation in an inter-American development bank. The United States would make an original subscription of 150 million dollars as part of a program to speed economic development of Latin American nations. The chief executive transmitted to Congress a lengthy preliminary agreement between "the 21 American states negotiated earlier this spring. Congressional approval is required. High Winds Play Havoc in Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 11.— A windstorm, believed to be a tornado struck southwest Ann Arbor and part of the University of Michigan campus today, causing extensive property damage, fires and fallen wires and the electrocution of a woman. Fallen high tension wires killed the woman. Some persons were reported injured by the storm and were taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. FOREIGN: Russia to Build Oil Pipeline from Volga LONDON, May 11.— Russia and four of its East European satellites will build a 2,400-mile-long oil pipeline west from the oil-rich trans-Volga region, Radio Moscow has reported. The radio said the line would intersect the western end of the Soviet Union and split into two branches in Belorussia. The northern branch will carry Soviet oil to Poland and East Germany and the southern branch will take it to Hungary and Czechoslovakia. Recess Nuclear Test Ban Conference " GENEVA, May 11.— The United States, Britain and Russia recessed their conference of the banning of nuclear tests today. The delegates met informally to discuss scheduling of future meetings while the Foreign Ministers Conference is taking place in Geneva. Churchill Cheered on Arrival Home LONDON, May 11. — Sir Winston Churchill received a cheering ovation at London Airport today upon his return from his visit with President Eisenhower. Lady Churchill walked up the steps of the Comet-Four airliner to greet the smiling Sir Winston and kissed him. He waved to the crowd with his cane and airport spectators applauded. Confirm MacMillan Letter to Khrushchev LONDON, May 11. — Prime Minister Harold MacMillans-off ice today confirmed I he has sent a letter to Moscow concerning President Eisenhowers appeal to Russia for progress toward a nuclear test ban. A 10 Downing Street spokesman, however, declined comment on the text of MacMillans letter. Withdraw Demand for E. Germany Seat GENEVA, May 11. — A Soviet demand that Easy Germany be seated as a full member of the Foreign Ministers Conference delayed the conference start by two and a half hours today. Russia withdrew the demand in the face of stonewall Western opposition.

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