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Unrra Mission Leaving for Poland Shortly; Religious Bias in Relief Distribution Barred

The UNRRA mission which is being sent to liberated sections of Poland expects to leave within a few weeks, it was announced today by Director-General Herbert H. Lehman, who said that the Soviet Government had been “absolutely cordial” and that he did not doubt that it would continue to be so.

Addressing a press conference marking the first anniversary of the signing of the UNRRA agreement, Mr. Lehman stressed that all supplies will be distributed in accordance with principles prohibiting discrimination on basis of religion, color or political belief. Distribution, he said, would be under the direction of local officials, but UNRRA personnel would be on the scene to see that the above provisions were carried out. Mr. Lehman said that he planned to leave for England within a few days, from where he will visit the liberated countries of Europe.