Unrra Conference Postponed; Division for Displaced Persons Extends Its Work

Director General Herbert H. Lehman today announced that the Central Committee at a meeting called by him had decided to postpone the session of the Council of UNRRA which had been scheduled to be held in Montreal on June 23. The postponement was made necessary by the emergency restrictions on travel and telegraphic communications from the United Kingdom, which would have impeded effective preparation for the scheduled June meeting by European Governments.

The Central Committee of UNRRA has decided to meet at regular intervals to consider when circumstances make it possible to set a definite date for the session. It was agreed that forty-five days notice of any date set would be given to the member governments. When a new date is established, it is contemplated that the meeting will be held in Canada.

T.T. Scott, an Englishman, has been placed in charge of the London office of the Displaced Persons Division of UNRRA, it was learned today, Scott was formerly with the International Labor Office and has more than ten years experience with refugee services in Europe. He will work under the supervision of Fred K. Hoehler, director of the Displaced Persons Division, who expects to spend the major part of this time in Europe.

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