United Press News Round-Up, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-17


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UNITED PRESS i NEWS ROUND-UP : ! NATIONAL: M Eisenhower Silent on Re-Election WASHINGTON, D. C, June 16. President Eisenhower at a news conference today left wide open the question of whether he will seek re-election in 1956. Under questioning Mr. Eisenhower said he is not casting his mind forward to 1956, but concentrating on the problems at hand-building sufficient economic and military strength at home to meet pressing problems abroad. Thailand Asks U. S. to Send Peace Patrol UNITED NATIONS, N. Y., June 16. Thailand today formally asked the United Nations to send a "peace patrol" to keep watch over the Communist advance in Indochina. Thailand Ambassador Pote Sarasin put before the security council a resolution which would authorize the dispatch of a watchdog team of the U.N.s peace -.observation commission to Thai territory only. Teller, Rabi Differ on H-Bomb WASHINGTON, D. C, June 16. Dr. Edward Teller, who fathered the H-bomb, testified that the weapon would have been developed four years earlier if Dr. J. Robert OPPenheimer and others had given it their "moral" support. But Dr. 1. 1. Rabi, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission Advisory Committee, and other atomic experts took sharp issue with this view. Rabi said the H-bomb "gadget" which Oppen-heimer opposed in 1949 "has never been made and probably never will." Churchill Meeting for Clarification WASHINGTON, D. C, June 16. President Eisenhower told a news conference today that his forthcoming meeting here with British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill is designed to disprove a theory that great rifts exist between Great Britain and the United States. He said this theory is being developed by unfriendly nations. Says Guatemala Situation Disturbing WASHINGTON, D. C, June 16. President Eisenhower today described the situation in Guatemala as very disturbing. He said this country is keeping Guatemalan developments under most urgent study in cooperation with other American nations. Eisenhower to Explain Peace Failure WASHINGTON, D. C, June 16. President Eisenhower announced today that he will call leaders of both parties to the White House soon to hear a detailed explanation of the failure of the 16 demo-. cratic powers to achieve a satisfactory Ko- rean peace settlement at the Geneva Con- ference. FOREIGN: U. S. Civilian Flyers Move to Safety HONG KONG, China, June 16. American civilians flying supply planes in Indochina have been moved out of the Haiphong area of the Red River delta, apparently because of intensified guerrillas activities there, it was reported today. Usually reliable sources said the pilots who work for Civil Air Transport now are based farther south at Tourane. They had been flying out of Catbi Airbase at Haiphong since entering Indochina last March under contract to the French. Two Slain by Red Tunisian Terrorists TUNIS, Tunisia, June 16. French authorities disclosed today that a newspaper director and a pro-French Arab potentate were slain by Communist Tunisian terrorists. Tahar Essafi, prominent lawyer and director of the moderate weekly newspaper, "The Lighthouse of Tunis," was wounded fatally by two terrorists yesterday. Outlaws assassinated the Sheik of Haquadhen near the Algerian frontier two days ago after kidnaping him and burning his farms. Claims Russian Bombers Superior to U. S. BERLIN, Germany, June 16. New Soviet long-distance atomic bombers can outfly American B-36s and B-52s and attack United States cities without refueling, a former Nazi airman claimed in an official Communist magazine. Former Luftwaffe, Maj. Egbert von Frankenberg, said Russias six-jet Tupolev 220 and Hyushin 38 can fly 4,772 miles and return without refueling even in the air. They are "far superior" to American strategic bombers, he said. Red China Detains British Naval Yacht TOKYO, Japan, June 16. Red China announced today its army is holding the British naval yacht Elinor and her crew of nine men. A brief announcement broadcast by Radio Peiping and monitored in Tokyo said the vessel, given to the navy for pleasure trips for sailors on leave at Hong Kong, "intruded into Chinese territorial waters." Peiping said the boat and its crew were being "detained" while an investigation is conducted by a coastal defense, unit. French Abandon Two More Delta Posts HANOI, Indochina, June 16. French troops today abandoned two more Red River delta outposts within 35 miles of Hanoi to tighten their major defenses against an expected all out Red attack on the delta region. One of the posts abandoned was in the vital Phu Ly region, 35 miles south of Hanoi and key to the teeming southern Delta. The second was west of Veitri, 30 miles northwest of Hanoi at the confluence of the Red River and its tributary, the Clear River.

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