Danger Point in Mt. Scopus Situation is Past, U. N. Envoy Reports

The danger point in the Mt. Scopus situation has been passed and time will bring a solution of the problem, Dr. Francisco Urrutia, UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold’s personal representative, said here today before leaving for UN headquarters.

The Colombian diplomat, who had spent two weeks shuttling between Israel and Jordan trying to remove obstacles to a pact on the height he had negotiated with the parties several months ago, said some progress had been made. He refused, however, to specify or elaborate. Asked whether progress had been made on the promised transfer of books and medical equipment from the Hebrew University and Hadassah Hospital grounds on Mt. Scopus, he said the matter had been looked into but he was unable to report progress.

Dr. Urrutia said Dr. Ralph Bunche, Nobel Prize winning UN Under Secretary assigned by Mr. Hammarskjold to the Mt. Scopus problem, might come to the Middle East shortly. He looked on his own visit as routine and envisaged further trips in the future.

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