NEW YORK (Jan. 15)
The United Hias Service today followed up a promise by Soviet Deputy Premier Anastas I Mikoyan to Philipp Heller, a Czechoslovakian refugee, that he would “look into the case” of Heller’s 14-year-old daughter whom he left behind in Prague when he fled to the West in 1948. Mr. Heller accosted Mr. Mikoyan in San Francisco during the Soviet leader’s visit there and appealed to him, in the spirit of Mr. Mikoyan’s goodwill mission, to help obtain an exit visa for the girl.
Subsequently, Mr. Heller informed United Hias Service of Mr. Mikoyan’s pledge, and asked the organization’s assistance. James P. Rice, United Hias executive director, wired Mr. Mikoyan that his agency “stands ready to take responsibility for all transportation arrangements provided your kind intervention with the Czechoslovakian authorities would make possible the issuance of an exit permit. ” Mr. Heller, a resident of Sacramento, Calif. , has enlisted the aid of Congressmen and Senators and, reportedly, Secretary of State Dulles, in his campaign for reunion with his daughter.