UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (Mar. 5)
The possibility that Dr. Ralph Bunche, chief assistant to United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold, will be named to take charge of the UN Emergency Force in Egypt to restore the 1949 Israel-Egyptian armistice line he helped create, was seen here today following discussions by Mr. Hammarskjold with a number of leading delegates, including Israel Foreign Minister Mrs. Golda Meir and the chief of the Egyptian delegation.
Dr. Bunche is now in Accra. West Africa, attending the Ghan independence celebration. Mr. Hammarskjold plans to visit the Gaza Strip to help set up a coordinated administration under UN auspices, dovetailing the functions of the UN Emergency Force and the UN Relief and Works Agency for Arab refugees from Palestine. Dr. Bunche will confer with Maj. Gen. E. L. M. Burns. UNEF commander, at the latter’s headquarters at El Ballah, Egypt and may also confer with Egyptian government officials, it was indicated here today.