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British Order Cut in Rations of Exodus Refugees; Correspondents Still Barred from Camps

The 4,400 Exodus refugees confined in two camps near here will have their daily rations cut from an official 2,800 daily to 1,550, effective immediately, it was announced today by Col. S.B. Lanont, chief press relations officer in the British zone. The reduction in rations follows the deportees’ refusal to go to France.

Meanwhile, the order barring Robert Gary, JTA correspondent, and Maurice Pearlman, PM correspondent, from the Poppendorf and Am Stau Camps, is still in force. The office of Gen. Lucius D. Clay, American commander in Germany, has promised to discuss the ban with the chief of the British occupation zone.

The correspondents associations in Frankfurt and Berlin today issued a sharp protest against the ruling. They were told by Col. Lamont that the order was now under investigation. Yesterday, Gary was told by the officer commanding the Schleswig-Holstein region, where the camps are located, that the incident was closed.