United Press News Round-Up, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-23


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UNITED PRESS NEWS ROUND-UP ; NATIONAL: Benson Derides Hysterical Preachings . STATE COLLEGE, Pa., June 22.— Secretary of Agriculture Ezra T. Benson spoke but today against the "hysterical preachings" of those whom he said would "destroy our basic freedoms under the guise of anti-Communism." Benson took an indirect slap at Sen. Joseph R.. McCarthy R., Wis. for his appeal to federal workers to slip him secret information on Communism in government, but did not mention the senator by name. OAS Head Criticizes Russia WASHINGTON, D. C, June 22.— The head of the Organization of American States criticized Russia today for ve toeing inter-American handling of the Guatemalan revolt. Ambassador Hector David Castro, president of the OAS Council, said the Soviet action in the United Nations "is to be regretted" since the organization is the proper place to consider hemisphere disputes. Dem Farm Leader Rips Into Administration WASHINGTON, D. C, June 22.— A Democratic farm leader today ripped into an administration plan to impose perhaps the stiffest agriculture production curbs in history as an attempt to "blackmail"- the American farmer. Rep. Harold D. Cooley D., N. C, ranking Democrat of the. House Agriculture Committee, accused Agriculture Secretary Ezra T. Benson, of attempting- to make himself a. dictator and czar over the American farmers" through the plan. Mrs.- Smith Wins Maine Primary PORTLAND, Me., June 22.— Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, ardent foe of Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, won a thumping 5 to 1 victory over one of his outspoken admirers in the Maine primary, virtually complete returns showed today. Returns from all but six of the states 626 precincts gave Mrs. Smith, 96,197 votes, compared with 20,239 received by Robert L. Jones, staunch McCarthy supporter, for the GOP Senate nomination. Mason Urges President on Churchill Talks WASHINGTON, D. C, June 22.— Rep. Noah M. Mason R., 111. urged President FOREIGN: • U.S. Stratojets in Record Flight i YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan, June 22.— Three U. S. Air Force B-47 stratojet bombers, capable of delivering the atomic bomb, arrived in Japan today after a. history-making 6,700-mile non-stop flight across the Pacific Ocean from the United States. It was the longest non-stop flight yet made by jet-propelled aircraft. The distance was roughly equal to that between Los Angeles, Calif., and Moscow. U.S. Frees 15 Chinese; Now Up to Reds GENEVA, Switzerland, June 22.— United States officials said today Communist China must make the next move in negotiations for the release of Americans it is holding. The U. S. took the first step by freeing 15 Chinese who previously had asked permission to leave the United States for home. It is now up to the Communists to make the next move, American officials agreed. It was considered doubtful that the U. S. Government would release any more Chinese until the Peiping regime, frees some Americans. Guatemalan Forces Open Drive for Railway TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, June 22.— Anti-Communist Guatemalan rebel forces today opened a major drive for control of the Puerto Barrios-Guatemala City Railway, linking the capital with its principal Caribbean port. Communists Surprise Attack Beaten Off HANOI, Indochina, June 22.— The Communists threw 3,000 troops into a surprise attack against a French base in Central Indochina, but were beaten off with 300 killed, the French High Command announced today. Eisenhower today "to resist the blandishments" of Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill when he comes here to discuss world problems this week end. He warned in a prepared House speech that the British visitors will "try to use us again, perhaps, to save themselves from destruction." He said the talks must be used for the "further appeasement" of Russia or "new foreign policy -blunders."

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