PARIS (Oct. 26)
Despite continued silence from the United States delegation to the United Nations over its present attitude on the Palestine issue, in the light of statements issued by both President Truman and Governor Thomas E. Dewey last week, the impression persists today that Secretary of State George C. Marshall will press for adoption of the Bernadotte report as soon as the election is out of the way.
Members of the American delegation, including John Foster Dulles, who is also Republican Party adviser on foreign affairs, have reassured the British here that the original pro-Bernadette attitude of Secretary Marshall still stands, it was learned here today. The American delegates tend to minimize the significance of the statements by both Presidential candidates as mere election oratory attesting only to the fact, in the last week of the campaign, that they stand behind their parties’ platform pledges on Palestine.
Members of the Canadian delegation announced today that Lester B. Pearson, the new Canadian Minister for External Affairs, who yesterday won a seat in the Ottawa Parliament, will fry to Paris Friday to head the Dominion delegation here. Pearson is now expected to have a free hand for the first time, and delegation sources expect a warmer attitude toward Israel.
One of the major architects last year of the U.N. General Assembly decision on the partition of Palestine, Pearson, who was than Under Secretary for External Affairs, was sharply criticized by the Parliamentary Committee of the General Assembly for allegedly over-stepping the limits of his authority.