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Secretary Marshall Says No Date Set for De Jure Recognition of Israel by U.S.

Secretary of State Marshall replied with a flat “no” today when asked at his weekly press conference if the U.S. had set a date to extend de jure recognition to Israel.

The State Department released a report received today from Acting Consul-General William C. Burdett in Jerusalem stating that at 9:00 P.M. yesterday about eight mortar shells landed in and around the U.S. Consulate and Navy compound.

The port of Haifa has been restored to the itinerary of the government owned passenger vessel S.S. Marine Carp, it was revealed here today following a State Department order to the Maritime Commission, which reversed the Department’s earlier “recommendation” that the city Te omitted from the ship’s ports of call.

The Marine Carp, which will sail from the U.S. on Friday, will stop at Piraeus, Haifa, Beirut and Alexandria, in that order. Earlier, National Maritime Union officials said that its members would not man the ship if it carried war supplies to the Arabs. Commission officials insisted that the ship did not carry any cargo other than passengers’ baggage.

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