Call for Truman-Stalin Meeting
Truman-Stalin Truman-Stalin Truman-Stalin Parley Urged By U.S. Group 1 Immediate meeting to restore reason in relationship between Soviet Union and United States urged in, statement by . li)0 prominent Americans, an- V nounced by Council of Ameri can-Soviet can-Soviet can-Soviet friendship. New York An immediate meeting meeting between President Truman ' and Premier Stalin to restore m reason in the relationship between the United States and Russia was urged in a statement jointly issued by nearly 100 prominent Ameri-. Ameri-. cans, the National Council of American-Soviet American-Soviet American-Soviet Friendship announced announced here recently. ! Calling for a re-examination re-examination re-examination of our foreign policy, the "Appeal io Reason" states that "the two greatest nations of our century titans of military strength and material power have drifted apart more dangerously than any-one any-one any-one could have believed possible two short years ago . . . Only the determination to re-examine re-examine re-examine the premises of our policy can help, our people in this hour." i The statement discusses the background of the present strained strained relations between the United States and the Soviet Union and charges that Secretary of State Marshall's foreign policy "has become become so sweeping and irreconcilable irreconcilable that it makes negotiation of peace settlements impossible." The statement continues: "Whether our country is indeed preparing for war, or whether the current talk of war is mere political political blackmail it is plain that war could come from a diplomacy which tries to compromise funda-, funda-, mental American ideals and interests interests by obstructing democracy in the guise of 'containing communism'. communism'. ... f. "Now is the time," the statement, statement, concludes, "for President (Truman and Premier Stalin to meet - . . Americans do not want war. We believe that, in the light of the vast achievements result-. result-. ing flom our wartime coalition, there are no problems which cannot cannot be settled now. We can have an honorable, mutually beneficial peace. Let America show the way." . J. W. Gitt, publisher of The Gazette and Daily, is among the prominent Americans who signed the - statement. Others include Rev. William J. Arms, Leonard Bernstein, Victor H. Bernstein, Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Dr.'Dwight J. Bradley, Henrietta Buckmaster,' Harry A. Curtis,. Hugh DeLacy, W. E. P. DuBois, Henry Pratt Fairchild, Rockwell Kent, Corliss Lamont, Rev. William William E. Lampe, Robert S. Lynd, Rev. William Howard Melish, Col.-Raymond Col.-Raymond Col.-Raymond Robins, Earl Robinson, William J. Schieffelin, Vida Scud-der, Scud-der, Scud-der, Viljalmar Stefansson and Bishop John Moore Walker.