United Press: News Round-Up, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-09


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f . UNITED PRESS NEWS ROUND-UP NATIONAL: Eisenhower Asks Congress for 65,737,000 WASHINGTON, D. C, June 8. President Eisenhower today asked Congress for a 65,737,000 supplemental appropriation for fiscal 1955. The Commerce Department would get 21,000,000 of the total, including 2,600,000 for new ship construction and 2,000,000 for the federal aid airport program. Brownell Urges Approval of Power WASHINGTON, D. a, June 8. Attorney General Herbert Brownell, Jr., urged approval today of legislation giving the attorney general power to compel recalcitrant witnesses to testify in court cases or before congressional committees. In cases where witnesses are compelled to testify, they would be granted immunity from prosecution. Dulles Hurls Charge at Communists WASHINGTON, D. C, June 8. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles charged today that the Communists are dragging their feet at the Geneva Far East Conference while intensifying military operations I in Indochina. Proposes World Leaders at Bomb Explosion WASHINGTON, D. C, June 8. Thomas E. Murray, a member of the Atomic Energy Commission, proposed today that Soviet and other world leaders be invited to witness a special large-scale hydrogen bomb explosion. The sight of "modern war in a capsule," he said, might give their search for peace a "new needed sense of urgency." Saltonstall to Investigate Middie Case WASHINGTON, D. C, June 8. Sen.-Leverett Saltonstall R-Mass., said today he plans to investigate the "disturbing" failure of the Navy to commission three Naval Academy graduates pending security checks. As chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Saltonstall is the most important congressional figure so far to raise his voice in protest against the Navys last-minute denial of commissions to the three midshipmen. Stevens Assures West Point Graduates WEST POINT, N. Y June 8. Army Secretary Robert T. Stevens told West Point graduates in a fighting speech today that they never will be subjected to "unwarranted attack or abuse" while he is running the Army. The blunt statement was viewed as "an indirect slam at Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy R-Wis., who, according to Stevens, abused an army general during a hearing last winter. FOREIGN: Bidault Warns Nations in Peace Talks GENEVA, Switzerland, June 8. French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault said today that "appreciable results" have been achieved at the Geneva Conference on Indochina. He warned that the nine nations participating in the peace talks must not give up their search for a final settlement, ending the seven-year-old war. i Ali to Discuss Expansion of Alliance KARACHI, Pakistan, June 8 Premier Mohammed Ali will discuss expansion of the existing Pakistan-Turkish Alliance during his five-day state visit to Turkey this week, authoritative sources said. The premier, accompanied by his wife and official party, will fly to Turkey tonight. French Destroy Two Large Red Bases HANOI, Indochina, June 8. French air and ground forces today destroyed two large Communist troop and supply bases so near Hanoi that smoke rising from the rubble could be seen from the city. War-planes furnished to the French by the United States wiped out a Red base only seven miles from this imperiled city by dropping 50 tons of bombs, the French High Command announced in disclosing for the first time how near the Reds had advanced. Report Hillary in Excellent Health JOGBANY, India, June 8. A native run- ner raced into this Himalayan foothill town today with word from Sir Edmund Hillary, conqueror of Mount Everest, that he was in "excellent health" on the slopes of a nearby mountain. The brief message from the 34-year-old New Zealand beekeeper ended two weeks of uncertainty since he was first reported suffering from pneumonia on 27,790-foot Mount Makalu. Body of Pope Pius X. on View at Altar VATICAN CITY, June 8. The body of sainted Pope Pius X. was put on view today at the Altar of the Presentation in St. Peters Basilica. About 200,000 persons watched the procession last night in which the body was borne through the streets-after a week of lying in state at the Church of Saint Mary Major. r Report Split in Guatemala Labor Party GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, June 8. A growing "Titoist" movement within the Guatemalan Labor Communist Party has split its forces, according to the usually well-informed newspaper El Es-pectador.

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