Week of June 1, 1956
Campaign - President Eisenhower displays a touch of campaign fever as he tells
a national conference of Citizens for Eisenhower that he will campaign for a
second term “as cheerfully, as energetically, as enthusiastically, as
enthusiastically as it is possible for me to do.”
The Senate passes and sends to the House, a bill to allow the death penalty for
the peddling of heroin.
arrives in Moscow to receive a
hero’s welcome and a handclasp from V.M. Molotov. Tito
declared the fates of Yugoslavia and Russia are inseparable
now that the “tragic” Stalin era split has been mended.
Mobs enraged by Prime Minister Nehru’s unyielding stand
against determining Bombay’s future along language lines
attack and injure several members of Nehru’s All-India
Congress party in Bombay.
Communist party Boss Nikita Khrushchev denounces Stalin as a mass murderer
who was plotting the complete liquidation of his old Politburo colleagues. Stalin
was accused of planning to wipe out former Foreign Minister Molotov and
Politburo member A.J. Mikoyan among others. Stalin’s death on March 5, 1953
was attributed to natural causes.
California primary - Adlai Stevenson is an easy winner. President Eisenhower
wins easily on the republican side and with no opposition.
says he believes there is no longer a
possibility of war and this is why Russia decided to cut its
armed forces by 1,200,000 men.
Two more Dead Sea scrolls are deciphered and reveal clues to
legendary buried treasure worth countless millions instead of
dealing with Biblical subjects. The scrolls were found beside the
Dead Sea in 1952. If the treasure exists, it includes 200 tons of
gold and silver.
Alabama - A three-judge panel in federal court rules that racial segregation on
city buses in Montgomery violates the Federal Constitution. But the court took no
immediate action to issue an injunction against enforcement of city and State
segregation laws. That will come later.