Stalin answered another questionnaire from a U.S. reporter* this week. Would he meet with Truman at a "mutually suitable place?" Said Stalin: "I have already stated before that there is no objection to a meeting." He also said that Russia would "consider" a joint peace statement with the U.S. And he would be glad to lift the Berlin blockade, on his old terms. White House reaction: Truman is still willing to meet Stalin, in Washington.

* Kingsbury Smith of International News Service.


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