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Marshall Refuses Comment on Palestine; Says Austin Will Discuss U.S. Policy at U.N.

Secretary of Sate George C. Marshall today refused to comment on the Palestine situation at a press conference, announcing that further declarations outlining U.S. policy would be made by Warren Austin, ##ief U.S. delegate at Lake Success. At the same time, the Secretary denied receipt any communication from Arab League countries threatening to cut off American oil applied in reprisal for U.S. support of partition in Palestine.

Rep. Emanuel Celler of New York today introduced a resolution into the ##use calling for an investigation of the State Department’s Near Eastern Office. ## charged that the office, headed by Loy Henderson, was ignoring the “will of the people” on the Palestine issue.

Sen. Claude Pepper, on the floor of the Senate, called for lifting the ##as embargo on the Jews of Palestine as a measure which might eliminate the necessity for an international police force in Palestine. He also called on the government to back the U.N. on partition.

The United States should abide by the partition agreement reached by ### U.S., CIO President Philip Murray told President Truman, in a letter released today. The disturbing current trend in affairs in Palestine impels me to urge that our ####tion avoid even the appearance of compromise in this all-important problem,” Murray ### to Truman. “Our representative in the United Nations should most certainly side by the decisions which they originally urged in U.S. Councils, and which were after approved by the United Nations General Assembly.”

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