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Under-secretary of State Acheson Confers with Zionist Leaders on Palestine Issue

Under-Secretary of State Dean Acheson yesterday received David Ben Gurion, chairman of the Jewish Agency, and Dr. Nahum Goldmann, the Agency’s representative in Washington. No details of the interview were made public.

The Jewish Agency office here tendered the first reception in its history, on the 29th anniversary of the issuance of the Balfour Declaration, Among the guests were Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder, Herbert Gaston, his alternate on the Cabinet Committee on Palestine, Loy Henderson, head of the Near Eastern Division of the State Department, and several members of his staff. Dr. Walter C. Lowdermilk, first proponent of a Jordan Valley development scheme, Richard Crowell, British member of the former Anglo-American inquiry committee, and representatives of the Soviet, Polish Hungarian and Panamanian embassies also attended.