Truman Summons Members of Anglo-american Inquiry Committee to Confer on Palestine

The six American members of the former Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry on Palestine have been asked by President Truman to come to Washington to confer with the Cabinet Committee and himself on the British-proposed plan for Palestine, it is learned here. Several of the members have already arrived in the city.

Developments in the Palestine situation are expected Wednesday, after the President’s return from Missouri. It is expected then that he will be given a report by Henry F. Grady, who headed the Cabinet Committee alternates in the London discussions which resulted in the unanimous acceptance by the American representatives of the British plan. In the meantime, Grady and his associates, Herbert F. Gaston, deputizing for Secretary of the Treasury John Snyder, and Goldthwaite H. Dorr, for Secretary of War Robert Patterson, have reported to the Cabinet Committee.

No comment was available here today on reports from Paris that Mr. Grady, in the face of opposition from his associates and staff, forced acceptance of the plan. The British were understood to have been taken by surprise by Grady’s alleged prompt agreement to what is believed to have been only one of several plans which they had in reserve.

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