United Press: News Round-Up, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-08


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f -7 1 UNITED PRESS NEWS ROUND-UP NATIONAL: Van Fleet to Fly Back to Far East WASHINGTON, D. C, June 7. Gen. James A. Van Fleet-conferred for 30 minutes with President Eisenhower today and then arranged to fly back to the Far East immediately. The White House said Van Fleet is returning for another survey of 30 to 60 days in Japan and Southeast Asia. A spokesman declined to say specifically whether Van Fleet will go to Indochina. Stevens Reviewed Schines Status WASHINGTON, D. C, June 7. Senate investigators heard today that Army Secretary Robert T. Stevens reviewed G. David Schines status with Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson before concluding that young Schine could not escape basic training as a draftee. This high-level review of the draft status of Schine, former aife to Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy R.-Wis., was disclosed when the Senate- Investigating Sub-committee heard more of Stevens monitored telephone conversations involving the Army-McCarthy dispute. Kef a liver Says Middie Careers Affected WASHINGTON, D. C, June 7. Sen. Estes Kefauver D.-Tenn. has charged that the withholding of commissions from three Naval Academy graduates pending results of security investigations has seriously injured their reputations. Kefauver, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said even if the three youths are cleared and commissioned their careers will be affected. Civil Defense Views on Attacks WASHINGTON, D. C, June 7. Civil defense planners believe if Russia launched an atomic attack on the United States, it would attempt to "substantially" wipe out 92 principal cities. The Civil Defense Administration, in its "planned assumptions" for the year, also said such an atomic attack might be backed up by biological, chemical -and psychological warfare. Yates Says Housing Bill Offers Little Hope WASHINGTON, D. C, June 7. Rep. Sidney R. Yates D.-Hl. said today the Eisenhower administrations housing bill "offers little hope" for solving the nations housing shortage. In a speech before the National Housing Conference here, Yates said it will take 385 years to complete the job of clearing slums on the basis of the 9,000,000 appropriated by Congress for the program this year. Ml I I f FOREIGN: Diplomats Seek to Allay American Concern JAKARTA, Indonesia, June 7. Indonesian diplomats sought today to allay American concern over a proposed non-aggression pact among Indonesia, India, Burma and Communist China. Top Foreign Ministry sources said such an agreement was proposed not because Indonesia wants a closer alignment with Red China, but because she realizes the possibility of Communist attack. Pro-Government Forces Police Reform Bill TOKYO, Japan, June 7. Pro-government forces in the Japanese Diet parliament passed the controversial police reform bill today at a session boycotted by opposition left-wing Socialists. The bill sailed through following week-end developments that included fist fights in the Diet and cancellation of Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshidas around-the-world tour. Pharaoh Sarcophagus First Intact Found CAIRO, Egypt, June 7. Dr. Mustafa Amer, director of Egyptian antiquities, said today that the newly discovered sarcophagus of a Pharaoh who ruled 50 centuries ago is the first intact and unplundered tomb of an old-kingdom ruler ever found. This official announcement supported the earlier predictions of archeologist Zakaria Ghoneim that the tomb will yield-highly important data and possibly great treasure. Philippine Officers Ordered to Capitol MANILA, P. I., June 7. President Ramon Magasaysay has ordered two top-ranking army officers to Washington "immediately" in connection with the proposed implementation of the United States-Philippines Mutuel Defense Treaty, it was announced today. A government spokesman said Maj. Gen. Jesus Vargas, Philippine armed forces chief of staff, and Brig. Gen. Manuel F. Cabal "are leaving on the first plane out." Rebels Seize Two More Outposts HANOI, Indochina, June 7. Communist Indochinese rebels seized two more outposts in the Red River delta today in a sudden outbreak of fighting. The; French high command said Dong Lay, in the deltas western point, Ar Son Tay, or about 25 miles west of Hanoi, fell to the Reds after the garrison of 40 men was subjected to a merciless mortar barrage. Britains Delay Request Jams Wests Plans GENEVA, Switzerland, June 7. Britains request for postponement of a schedr-uled meeting on Korean unification today jammed the Wests plans for ending that phase of negotiations at the Geneva Conference. The British irif uriated the South Korean delegation and annoyed the United States by asking for more time to study Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotovs latest proposals on Korea.

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