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Truman Says He Does Not Plan to Ask Congress to Pass Bill Providing for Entry of DP’s

President Truman said today that he did not plan to send a message to Congress urging passage of the Stratton Bill, which calls for the admittance of 400,000 displaced persons to this country during a period of four years, utilizing unused war-time quotas.

The president told his press conference that he could make no estimates on how many displaced persons this country could absorb. The State Department, he said, has been working on plans to use the lapsed quotas for this purpose but that results have not been very satisfactory.

He pointed out that the displaced persons question is an international problem in which the United States must do its share. He added that it was his belief that legislation will be necessary to accomplish this end. (See earlier story on page 5.)

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