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Truman Says He Has Received No Further Communication from Attlee on Palestine Issue

President Truman today told his press conference that he had received no further communication from Prime Minister Attlee with regard to his request that 100,000 Jews be admitted from Europe to Palestine.

Rep, Andrew L. Somers, Democrat of New York, today asked British Ambassador Lord Halifax to ascertain the facts in the recent arrest and conviction of twenty Palestine boys and girls for possessing arms.

The Congressman read to the House of Representatives a radiogram received from Tel Aviv October 21, revealing that eighteen boys and two girls between the ages of fifteen to twenty had been arrested on a camping trip and sentenced to a total of 118 Jews imprisonment after discovery of arms cached near their camp. The radiogram protests that prosecution witnesses failed to establish any connection between the youths and the arms.