New York (Mar. 19)
A demand that the United Nations conference at San Francisco consider the fate of mandated territories – and specifically the fate of Palestine – was made here last night by Sen Ralph O. Brewster of Maine, addressing a dinner sponsored by the New Zionist Organization to mark the 30th anniversary of the Jewis Legion, which fought for Britain in World war 1.
Declaring that he favored the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine, Senator Brewster said.
“The Jews have paid a terrible price for the existence of an unsolved Jewish problem in Europe.” “But we too, we Christians have paid heavily for not having solved in good time, radically and adequately, the Jewish problem of Europe. The Palestine issue not only affeets the question of an equitable peace, but touches on the future of mandated territories. It will have to be one of the tasks of the coming San Francisco Confarence to consider and decide, unenoumbered by previous secret arrangements, the future of mandated areas and the form of international supervision over areas which, because of the primitive character of their population, may need such supervision.”
Senator Edwin C. Johnson of Colorado also urged the establishment of a “Jewish Palestine” and criticized the failure of the Yalta conferees to promise the Jows a solution of the Palestine problem. Other speakers were Representative Emanuel Celler of New York, Louis Bromfield and William B. Ziff, authors, Ira Hirsohmann, who presided, and Col, John Henry Patterson, commander of the Jewish Legion.