Sen. Morse, in Germany, Calls for Five-power Conference to Settle Dp Problem
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Sen. Morse, in Germany, Calls for Five-power Conference to Settle Dp Problem

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A five-power conference to settle the DP problem was urged here today by Senator Wayne L. Morse of Oregon, who is visiting here on a world trip.

Asked whether he advocated opening the doors of the United States to DP immigration, Sen. Morse declared that the United States must abide by any decision arrived at by such a five-power parley. “It is absolutely unfair to keep the displaced persons in camps and deny them normal human existence,” he said. On his trip he will also visit Palestine where he will study the possibilities of increasing Jewish immigration there.

The State Department entered the DP work program picture today when a representative of Ambassador Robert Murphy’s Berlin office conferred with local officials concerned with the program, it was learned here.

The State Department is apparently interested solely in the question of payment, which the displaced Jews have requested be made in either American or British currency. The State Department is investigating the possibility of exporting DP products thus building up credits in stable foreign currency for the Jews to use when they emigrate from Germany. In the meantime, the Jews would receive part payment in German marks to defray current expenses.

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