Washington (Jul. 16)
Secretary of State George C. Marshall has again (##)n asked by a group of Republican Congressmen to clarify the U.S. policy on Pales(##), specifically if it is intended that U.S. delegate to the U.N. Warren Austin ap(##)ar before the Special Committee on Palestine and if stated U.S. policy on Palestine (##)ll be adhered to in presenting the U.S. case.
In a letter to the Secretary dated July 15 and signed by Congressman Jacob K. (##)vits of New York and 29 other House Republicans, it was pointed out that U.S. policy, enunciated in President Truman’s letter to Ibn Saud, on Oct. 28, 1946, and a con(##)essional resolution of Dec. 1945, clearly calls for the establishment of a Jewish (##)tional Home in Palestine.
The letter asks specifically if Austin will appear before the special committee and “announce at that time”: (a) the “continued adherence” to set policy and (##) “the willingness of the United States to join in the carrying out of a solution the Palestine problem along the lines of such policy.”
Released with the letter were copies of a House concurrent resolution which (##)ll be introduced in the House tomorrow “by at least 29 of the 30 Congressmen” who (##)gned the letter. It calls upon the U.S. to “announce its continued adherence to (##) Palestine policy as established by the President and the Congress and its willing(##)ss to join in the carrying out of a solution of the Palestine problem along the (##)nes of such policy.”
Rep. Robert J. Twyman of Illinois, at a press conference concurrent with re(##)se of the letter and resolution, emphasized that the resolution was not intended be a partisan issue, but that it was hoped that Democrats would introduce identi(##) resolutions. The resolution, he said, has the “full sympathy” of the House leadership but “no definite assurance” of passage by either House this session. It has (##) been introduced in the Senate as yet.
In a previous letter to the Secretary the 30 Congressmen had requested that (##) State Department make clear our policy on Palestine. Marshall replied that he thought it “premature” to announce our policy until the U.N. committee had made its (##).port.