United Press International News Briefs, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-13


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UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL , NEWS J * BRIEFS NATIONAL: National Guard to Henderson, N. C. HENDERSON, N. C, May 12. — Gov. Luther H. Hodges, today ordered the National Guard to this strike-torn city where violence has erupted repeatedly at two textile mills. The governor acted after a dynamite blast wrecked a vacant one-story building that had been used by the strikebound Harriet-Henderson Mills as a nursery for children of women workers. There were no injuries resulting from the blast. Dillon Runs Into Criticism WASHINGTON, May 12. — C. Douglas Dillon ran into strong, unexpected criticism today on his nomination to succeed Christian A. Herter as under secretary of state. Sen Russell B. Long D-La. threatened to vote against Dillon because of his "absolutely foolhardy" administration of the foreign-aid program as under secretary for economic affairs. Hail Unemployment Situation as Progress WASHINGTON, May 12.— Congressional Republican leaders hailed improvement in the unemployment" situation today as "solid progress" toward complete recovery from the recession. They said it also would be a strong factor in the administrations drive for a balanced budget. Steel Negotiators Spread-the-Work NEW YORK, May 12.— Steel wage negotiators met again today to hear further union arguments for a spread-the-work program in the industry. David J. McDonald, president and chief negotiator of the United Steel Workers, indicated a sharp decline in unemployment announced yesterday by the federal government would have no effect on the unions plans for increasing the number of jobs in the mills. Unveil Automatic Highway of Future WASHINGTON, May 12.— A scale model of an "automatic highway of the future" was unveiled today by General Motors Research Laboratories. The "auto-control system" would make it possible to drive from New York to Chicago with only occasional use of the steering wheel, accelerator or brake, GM spokesmen said. FOREIGN: Prepare Gromyko for Positive Results MOSCOW, May 12.— Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev, in a speech printed today in Pravda, said the Soviet Union had "prepared everything" so that Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko could achieve "positive results" at the Geneva Conference. But he added that if the Big Four Foreign Ministers Conference "does not yield great positive results," a summit meeting is "expected to be the next step." Great Britain to Enter Space Age LONDON, May 12. — Prime Minister Harold MacMillan announced in the House of Commons today that Britain has decided to enter the space age with the construction of "instruments to be carried in early satellites." He said work on a space program would begin at once. The prime minister said Britain might link her program with the United States, Commonwealth or other countries. Recess Nuclear Conference GENEVA, May 12.— The United States, Britain and Russia today recessed the Nuclear Conference until after the foreign ministers have wound up their negotiations on Germany, Berlin and European security. The nuclear powers announced they would reconvene not later than June 8. The Big Four foreign ministers meeting is expected to be over by then. Russia Wants Poland, Czechoslovakia In GENEVVA, May 12.— Russia plunged the Foreign Ministers Conference into another day of chaos today with a formal demand that Communist Poland and Czechoslovakia be seated at the conference table. The Soviets were rebuffed yesterday with a similar demand on Communist East Germany. Today, they announced their determination to invite the other two satellites "as full and equal members." The foreign ministers of the United States, Britain and France already had announced in advance the Poles and Czechs were not acceptable on a basis of equality. Celebrate Berlin Blockade Anniversary BERLIN, May 12. — West Berlin celebrated the 10th anniversary of the end of the Berlin blockade today and ran head on into new Communist threats to cut off lifelines and oust Allied troops from the city. A telegram sent by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to East German Communist leaders expressed confidence that Britain, France and the United States would lose their occupation rights in Berlin.

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