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Last Minute News U.N. Commission Appoints Group to Set State Borders in Partitioned Palestine

The United Nations Implementation Commission ate tonight decided to appoint a three-man group to set the boundaries of the Jewish and Arab states in Palestine. All three members will be non-Palestinians.

The Commission also appointed a three-man group to act as a preparatory economic body to lay the basis for the continuity of public services in Palestine after the expiration of the British Mandate, as well as for the formation of a Joint economic Board provided for by a decision of the General Assembly. The names of the three members were not made known, but it is learned that one of them is an economist of world-wide reputation, the second a non-British expert on Palestine and the third is a member of the U.N. Secretariat.

Tomorrow the Commission will discuss the important question of its relationship to the U.N. Security Council. (See earlier story on following page.)