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Truman Signs Bill Authorizing U.S. Participation in International Refugee Organization

President Truman today signed the joint resolution authorizing him to accept membership in the International Refugee Organization, (##)He also signed the necessary instrument of acceptance which Warren R. Austin, American representative to the United Nations, will promptly deposit with the U.N. Secretary General.

Participating in the signing ceremony were John H. Hilldring, Assistant Secretary of State for occupied areas, Representative Sol Bloom of New York and Goldthwaite Dorr, special assistant to Hilldring. The President expressed his confidence that “through the IRO, we shall give the world new reason to believe that no problem is too difficult if the nations formerly resolve to cooperate in solving it.”