WASHINGTON (Jun. 13)
The State Department here will consider tomorrow the cases of ten persons, including one woman, to whom passage was refused Friday on the Marine Carp to Haifa, Mrs. Ruth B. Shipley, chief of the Passport Division, said during the week-end.
Mrs. Shipley said that more information was needed on the application because they were for travel in a restricted area. She indicated that the State Department was seeking to avoid incidents such as what occurred on the Marine Carp’s last voyage when 69 Jews, including 41 Americans, were forcibly taken off the ship by Arabs and held in Lebanon.
Friday morning State Department agents detained 29 of the vessel’s passengers, but later released all except the ten. The ship will make a number of calls at Arab ports in the Middle East as well as at Haifa.