LAKE SUCCESS (May. 10)
Poland and Guatemala today served notice on the United Nations that they will feel free after next Saturday to recognize the Jewish state, if it is proclaimed.
The announcements were made in the course of a debate in the Political Committee’s sub-committee, which this afternoon swung back to a discussion of partition. During the discussion the Canadian delegate challenged Ambassador Jorge Garcia Granados to produce a plan demonstrating how the Assembly discussion of last November 1929 can still be implemented. Granados accepted eagerly and promised that he would produce a detailed plan within a day or two.
Philip C. Jessup of the United States defended America’s part in the U.N. failure to implement partition, asserting that the U.S. delegation had been unable to persuade the Security Council to accept its assigned responsibility. Granados retorted that Sen. Warren Austin’s statement of last March had been discouraging. He hoped that his new plan would receive more active encouragement from the United States.
The debate was inaugurated by Alexander Parodi of France who declared against the Finn Moe plan for a Temporary Central Commission on the grounds that it was too long and too complicated. The proposed commission, he said, should confine itself to mediation and seeking a rapprochement between Arabs and Jews. France had assigned its consul general in Jerusalem to the truce commission for the primary purpose of mediating. If, however, the truce commission should now be incorporated |into a central administrative authority for Palestine his country would have to reserve its position, he insisted.
Dr. Jessup again contested the legal basis of any plan but U.N. trusteeship, declaring that while peaceful adjustment of the situation was authorized in Article 14 of the Charter the proposed commission could exercise no administrative authority except through trusteeship. Guillermo Belt of Cuba supported this position.