United Press News Briefs, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-03


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» UNITED PRESS * NEWS BRIEFS 1 NATIONAL: Dougles Fights for More Liberal Bill WASHINGTON, May 2.— Sen. Paul H. Douglas D-Ill. today promised to fight for a more liberal Senate unemployment pay bill than the one passed by the House. But prospects were the Senate would eventually approve a bill closer to the house measure than more liberal Democratic proposals. The House yesterday beat down a Democratic-sponsored plan that would have given 16 weeks extra unemployment pay to jobless persons, now on state unemployment insurance, rolls, as well as an initial 26 weeks to virtually all unemployed not covered by state insurance. , Federal Officials Close Stamp Case WASHINGTON, May 2.— Federal Authorities said today the case of the pilfered tax stamps is closed. Officials of the secret service, Internal Revenue Service and Justice departments agreed not to prosecute several New York stock exchange employes who lifted cancelled federal stock transfer stamps from a tally sheet and sold them to stamp dealers and collectors. I. R. S. said the pilferers had not violated any federal law and there was no evidence they owed back income taxes on money made through the sales. The stamps are used to show that the federal tax has; been paid on stock sales. Blast Against Eisenhower Cooled Off SAN FRANCISCO, May 2.— A statement sharply critical of President Eisenhowers plans to reorganize the Defense department was prepared for introduction at the Navy League convention yesterday, but later was withdrawn. The statement charged that the Presidents proposals were an invitation to dictatorship. The statement was attributed to John Bergen, president of the Navy League. Bergen is a reserve rear admiral and New York state investment banker. Major for Increasing Teachers Pay COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 2.— Maj. Gen. John B. Medaris, chief of the Armys Redstone arsenal, Huntsville, -Ala., today blasted educators for spending money on buildings and materials instead of increasing teachers salaries. The Army missiles expert told the annual conference of engineers and architects at Ohio State University he believed the "order of importance" of money used in educational institutions was just reversed from what it should be. FOREIGN: Nehru Unswerving in Decision NEW DELHI, May 2.— Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru is firm in his decision to give up his post temporarily and turn his attention to his divided Congress Party, party sources said today. Nevertheless, a special session of the party is expected to pass a resolution tomorrow stating that "the party categorically refuses to contemplate any, period devoid of Nehrus continued leadership, which is of paramount importance both for India and the world." Indonesian Rebels Bomb Warship SINGAPORE, May 2. — Survivors of Mondays air raid on Balikpapan said today Indonesian rebel bombers set fire to a small loyalist warship in the Borneo port, perhaps killing 80 of its men. The report increased the estimated toll from this weeks insurgent air action to nearly 100 dead. Chief mate Frank D. Smith of the British tanker San Flaviano, burned and sunk during the said, said a loyalist sloop in the harbor shared the fate of his ship. Peasant Revolt Crushed in Columbia TUNJA,* Columbia, May 2. — Airborne troops from Bogota moved into Boyaca Province today to crush an "armed peasant revolt" which has revived guerrilla warfare in three north central provinces. Armed bands have been roving the countryside pillaging and looting for some days past. They have been especially active in Boyaca, but the neighboring, provinces of Santander and North Santander also have suffered. , Two Day Battle Costly to Both Sides ALGIERS, May 2. — French military headquarters reported today a two-day battle near the Tunisian border has taken the lives of 60 French infantrymen and 216 rebels. The French described the fighting as the heaviest single engagement of tfie Algerian war with rebel heavy machine gun fire hitting a number of French aircraft and helicopters. Rebel losses in this and other fights during the past 48 hours rose to more, than 350 killed, official French reports said. -: , i I

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