HAMILTON, Bermuda (Apr. 20)
The emigration of 4,000 Jewish children from Bulgaria for whom Palestine visas have already been secured and the removal of Polish refugees from Iron, may be among the results of the Bermuda Conference now in session here, it was indicated today by Richard K. Law, head of the British delegation, addressing a press conference.
Under-Secretary Law declared that negotiations with Turkey for the admission of the Jewish children from Bulgaria are continuing. He jointed out, however, that “Turkey has its own trans portation troubles.”
The delegates and their advis ors to the Anglo-American parley settled down today to private discussions on the various problems concerning the res cue of refugees, within the limitations imposed by the war and set forth by the State Department and in the opening addresses to the conference yesterday by the heads of the American and British delegations. It was decided that Dr. Harold W. Dodds and Under-Secretary Law will alternate as chairman at future sessions of the conference.
Dr. Dodds, addressing press representatives today in behalf of the American delegation, reported that he has been conferring with Mr. Law on the agenda and that the two have reached an agreement regarding the subjects of discussion. Mr. Law, at his press conference today, declared that the “whole scope of discussion” with Dr. Dodds was satisfactory, and that the leaders of the two delegations have reached agreement “on a great many points.”
“We must take great care to see that we are not betrayed by our feelings of humanity and compassion into courses of action which at best would postpone the day of liberation, and at worst might make liberation forever impossible,” Mr. Law said. “There are, no doubt, a number of things which we might attempt to alleviate the condition of the persecuted peoples, but if any one of those things were to postpone by a month the achievement of victory, we should be doing an ill service to those very people whom we wish to help.”
Expressing his views on what the outcome of the Bermuda parley will be, Mr. Law stated; “We are hopeful that two things at least we shall be able to achieve. Where joint action may be possible we may hope to lay the foundations for such action. Where other countries may be involved, and since this is not a national problem but an international problem other countries are inevitably involved, we may be able to work out tentatively some basis for wider international discussion with a view to wider international organization and action.”