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Czech Authorities Deny Making Any Arrests in Jordan Case; U.S. Embassy Has No Information

Czech authorities today denied a report published in a London newspaper yesterday that seven persons had been arrested in Prague in connection with the mysterious death of Charles H. Jordan, executive vice-chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee. The report appeared in London’s Sunday Observer and was written by Edward Crankshaw, political correspondent of that newspaper.

American Embassy officials in Prague have not been informed of any arrests or detention by the Czech authorities, it was learned here. It is understood that the U.S. Embassy in Prague has ruled out the possibility that Mr. Jordan had taken his own life. It was noted here that Czech newspapers, which earlier claimed that the death of Mr. Jordan was a suicide case, have now seemingly backed away from that conclusion.