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Republican Nominee for Vice President Wants Suez Blockade Lifted

Henry Cabot Lodge, Republican nominee for the vice-presidency and U. S. Delegate to the United Nations, said yesterday that he favored lifting all restrictions on the use of the Suez Canal. He told a press conference here at the close of the Republican National Convention that he had tried to obtain compliance with the United Nations stand on Suez transit and announced that he would keep trying.

Mr. Lodge made his remarks in response to a question by an Arab newspaperman about compliance by Israel with U. N. resolutions. Since the question was vaguely and confusingly worded, Mr. Lodge assumed it pertained to the U.N. position on Suez transit. Mr. Lodge then responded that he favored the lifting of all restrictions on the use of the Suez Canal.