Paris (Aug. 29)
French security police this morning denied the report published in the British pross that they are hunting 14 alleged Jewish terrorists said to have threatened the life of Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin. British officials here today denied that any such threats have been received.
The chief of the security police labelled the London reports “pure imagination.”He declared that the French police have taken stringent protective measures since the Peace Conference opened here. The newspaper France Soir, commenting on the London reports, declared that all terrorists are not Jews and that in this instance they could be Nazis.
The original report said that 14 Jews sworn to “get” the Foreign Secretary were being hunted by the Paris police on a tip from Scotland Yard. Last night Reuters said that the French, unable to find any trace of the 14 Jews in Paris, had extended their search throughout France. It also reported that the British embassy received two telephoned warnings in French that the embassy building was to be bombed. How ever, no explosives were found, it added.
It is reported that Bevin and his assistants on the British delegation to the Peace Conference are heavily guarded and British headquarters in the king George V Hotel here is ringed with scores of British and French detectives. It was also recalled that Bevin travels in a car with bullet proofed windows and a bomb-proof chassic. The car is said to be “practically a disguised tank.”