WASHIGTON (Oct. 3)
An estimated 20 Senators and Congressmen, representing five different committees, will visit Israel in October, it was learned here today. Vice President Richard M. Nixon’s plans for visiting Israel have been made doubtful by President Eisenhower’s illness.
Senate Appropriations Committee members expected in Israel in mid-October are three Democrats-Sen. Harley M. Kilgore, West Virginia; Sen. Dennis Chavez, New Mexico and Sen. John Stennis, Mississippi. A senior member of the State Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Theodore F. Green, Rhode Island Democrat, has scheduled a trip to Israel So has Sen. Barry Goldwater, Arizona Republican, who is going to observe Point Four operations. Rep. John J. Rooney, New York Democrat, who is an important member of the House Appropriations Committee, is now in Israel.
Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee comprise the largest group and are slated to leave October 28. They include Clement J. Zablocki, Democrat of Wisconsin, who is chairman of a subcommittee concerned with the Far East and Middle East; Rep. Edna F. Kelly New York Democrat, chairman of a subcommittee on Europe; and the following representatives who hold membership in either the Zablocki or Kelly subcommittees. Walter H. Judd. Minnesota Republican; E. Ross Adair, Indiana Republican; Marguerite Stitt Church. Illinois Republican; John L. Pilcher, Georgia Democrat; John Jarman, Oklahoma Democrat; Robert C. Byrd, West Virginia Democrat; Richard B. Wiggleswouth, Massachusetts Republican; Lenor K. Sullivan, Missouri Democrat; Albert P. Moreno, Connecticut Republican, and James G. Donovan, New York Democrat.
Rep. Francis E. Walter, Pennsylvania Democrat, will visit Israel in his capacity as chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee and promoter of a plan to move North African Jews to Israel through the machinery of the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration. He will be accompanied by Rep. Ruth Thompson, Michigan Republican.