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Jewish Conference Urges U.S. Give Up Trusteeship; Churches Appeal for Jerusalem Safety

An appeal to the U.S. Government to “withdraw ?ts proposal for trusteeship for Palestine and cooperate with the United Nations in the implementation of the original Palestine partition plan” was made here today ?y the American Jewish Conference. A resolution embodying the appeal and signed ##y Louis Lipsky, chairman of the executive committee of the Conference, was sent ?o Acting Secretary of State Robert A. Lovett and Sen. Warren R. Austin, chief U.S. delegate to the U.N.

Meanwhile, the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America has appealed to Austin to Austin to ensure the protection of the Holy Places in Jerusalem. The Council’s message voiced support of endeavors to establish a truce in Palestine, but stressed that “we have an especially deep concern for the Holy City of Jerusalem sacred around the world to those of all three faiths, and containing places whose destruction we cannot accept as permissible.”

Signed by Charles P. Taft, Council president, the statement proposed that Jerusalem be declared an “open city” while country-wide efforts to secure a ceasefire continue. Taft suggested that the U.N. Trusteeship Council be assigned immediately full jurisdiction over the city “with a corridor of free access from outside to insure the inhabitants their life blood.”