United Press News Briefs, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-08


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UNITED PRESS , NEWS BRIEFS NATIONAL: Supreme Court Brakes State Powers WASHINGTON, D. C, May 7.— The Supreme Court has put another brake on state powers by ruling out past membership in the Communist Party as a test for admission to a state court bar. Two cases decided yesterday, from California and New Mexico, dealt with requirements that applicants for the bar prove good moral character. Most states have similar rules, carried out by a state board of bar examiners. Townsmen Honor McCarthy at Funeral APPLETON, Wis., May 7.— Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, one of the most controversial senators in history, was honored by his home townsmen in funeral services today as a man "of zeal and love" who fought for "God and my country." From 25,000 to 30,000 persons filed past the bier at the Little St. Marys Catholic Church he had attended since boyhood, and more than 1,000 crowded the church and spilled into the street for a solemn requiem high mass. Canal Satisfactory; Egypt Competent NEW YORK, N. Y., May 7.— Lt. Gen. Raymond A. Wheeler ret., United Nations special representative on Suez Canal clearance organization, said today that the can- al is "entirely satisfactory for normal traffic" and that Egypt is "competent to run it." The former chief of the Corps of Army Engineers arrived by plane from Paris after five months in Egypt, acting as iU. N. Secretary General Dag Hammarks-jolds special representative on canal clearance. Canada Remains Best Investment Risk WASHINGTON, D. C, May 7. — Yugoslavia, India, Indonesia and the Middle East nations are regarded as the poorest risks for American investment dollars, a survey showed today. Canada remains the best bet in the view of government and business leaders polled by the United Press. Both businessmen and government officials were reluctant to "rate" countries as investment risks. But they conceded that a favorable "climate" was necessary to draw American capital. FOREIGN: Nicaraguon Troops Breok Cease-Fire TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, May 7.— The government radio reported that Nicaraguan troops attacked the Honduran town of Cifuentes at 5:30 a. m., today, breaking the cease-fire along the border. Cifuentes is east of Tegucigalpa and five miles inside Honduran territory in the border state of El Paraiso. Col. Osvaldo Lopez, Honduran minister of defense, did not know any details, but expected word from Cifuentes about the incident. ». Khrushchev Seeks Approval of Radical Plan MOSCOW, Russia, May 7.— Communis Party Chief Nikita Khrushchev asked the* Supreme Soviet today to order that his radical plan for reorganization of Soviet industry be carried out within the next two months. At the first business session of the Russian Parliament, Khrushchev said there can be no delay in putting the central government out of the manufacturing business and transferring control of industry to local councils. Practically everything from coal to cosmetics would be decentralized. Kishi Hints at Atomic Defense Weapons TOKYO, Japan, May 7.— Prime Minister Nobuske Kishi, whose government repeatedly has denounced nuclear weapons, hinted today that Japan may eventually build its defense around atomic weapons. The prime minister caused a sensation in the Diet when, in answer to a question, he said "defensive"-type nuclear weapons are permissible under Japans post-war constitution which outlaws war. "Japan is permitted to keep weapons for the purpose of defense," Kishi said. "Progress is being made now in the development of nuclear weapons. Wyszynski Leaves for Votican Visit WARSAW, Poland, May 7.— Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski left by special train last night to visit the Vatican under the new freedom granted him by the "independent" Polish regime of Communist Party Boss Wladyslaw Gomulka. He was accompanied by a group of his church aides. Wyszynski is spiritual leader of Polands Roman Catholics, the nations dominant religious group. He resumed his duties as active head of the church in Poland after years of restrictions by Polands old guard Stalinist leaders.

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