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High near 80 today; clear, cool tonight. Somewhat warmer tomorrow afternoon. Temperatures today—Highest, 75, at 1 p.m.; lowest, 63, at 6:22 a.m. Yester day—Highest, 85, at 5:08 p.m.; lowest, 71, at 10 a.m. Guide for Readers Page. Amusements ...B-g Churches_A-B-ll Comics.B-i-7 Editorials .A-g Editorl Articles, A-7 Lost and Pound, A-S Page. Obituary „.A-t Radio.B-1S Real Estate ...B-l-3 Society._A-» Sports.-A-13 Where to Go.-.B-S An Associated Press Newspaper 92d YEAR. No. 36,634. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 1944—TWENTY PAGES. ★* City Home Delivery, Daily and Sunday M ptTT'VfrpQ *0c a Mo.. Whon • Sundays, 90c * X O. U. S. Troops Reported at Seine, Threatening to Close Off Paris; Marseille Drive Flanks Toulon Escape Route of Two Nazi Armies Menaced by Push BULLETIN. LONDON (/P).—American armored columns, springing a new trap below the Seine on the German army fleeing Nor mandy, struck within 5 miles of the river at Mantes, north west of Paris, even as German demolitions rocked the capital today. Berlin said the Amer icans had reached the river at Mantes and Vernon. This push, carrying 18 miles north east from Dreux. flung a new envelopment on the Germans, cutting their last escape route other than flight across the virtually bridgeless Seine. It was the second time Lt. Gen. George S. Patton's 3d Army had veered west of the capital, seeking entrapment of huge German forces, in stead of pushing toward Paris itself. A Reuters dispatch from Stockholm quoted the Berlin correspondent of Aftonbladet as saying three American col umns were now fighting in the suburbs of Paris. There was no Allied confirmation. By the Associated Press. LONDON. Aug. 19.—United States spearheads have reached the Seine at points 27 and 42 miles northwest of Paris in a slashing offensive, Berlin said today, which threatened to close off the retreat of fleeing Ger mans below the river and to cut off Paris from Western France. The battle for France assumed proportions of a rout. Fall of Paris appeared a matter of time. German broadcasts asserted Amer ican tanks were clashing south of the city with German "security forces," and said other American units were roaming within 12 miles of Paris. The battle of the western front is in its last stage of pursuit and an nihilation, supreme headquarters declared. Many Germans were flee ing northward and eastward on foot after Allied planes destroyed or damaged 3,800 vehicles on congested roads in 24 hours. retain Reported Moving. The Nazi radio declared Chief of State Marshal Petain was moving his government from Vichy, and that Pierre Laval, chief of govern ment and German officials already had fled Paris. There was no confirmation from supreme headquarters of the Ger man reports of American spear heads reaching Nantes and Vernon, near Paris. If true, it means Lt. Gen. George S. Patton's tank col umns were building a series of pockets south of the almost-bridge less Seine for the German 7th Army and part of the 15th Army falling bark from defeat in Normandy. A senior British staff officer at thp front predicted Marshal Guen ther von Kluge's forces could not stop at the Seine River. British and Canadian troops pushed eastward along the Nor mandv coast and beyond Caen in a pursuit which was compressing an estimated 40,000 to 100.000 German remnants against the Seine and the jaws of the Patton trap. Secrecy Shrouds Patton Drives. Berlin broadcasts which said American tanks were fighting Ger man security forces south of Paris, added that ‘a direct thrust of these American forces on Paris is not on at the moment." Supremp headquarters maintained secrecy on Gen. Patton's drives, but said armored patrols had pushed out from Dreux, Chartres and Orleans— in a ring west and south of Paris— in several directions, and in some cases had .withdrawn. Berlin indicated the thrusts north ward to the Seine to close off Von Kluge’s withdrawal, were from Dreux. Mantes is 23 miles northeast of Dreux, and Vernon is 25 miles due north. Supreme headquarters announced only that the bridgehead across the Eure River at Dreux had been "enlarged.” With Laval in flight from Paris were German Ambassador Otto Abetz and all personnel of the Ger man Embassy, Berlin radio said. It added Petain’s government was con iSee FRANCE, Page A-3.< French Patriots Take 70 Villages In Troyes Area (Earlier Story on Page A-3.) By the Associated Pi ess. LONDON. Aug. 19—French re sistance forces have occupied 70 villages, a communique from Maj. Gen. Joseph Pierce Koenig an nounced today, and all police of the Saone and Lome departments have joined the maittquLs. Tlie 70 villages were seized In a triangular area near Troyes, 85 miles ^ southeast of Paris and 105 miles east of Chartres. Germans at Thonon. Evian.; Lefa.vet and Chamonix at present! are negotiating for surrender, it. was announced. (French capture of Thonon and Evian was announced S in Swiss dispatches earlier.) Militiamen attempting to leave! Limoges for Vichy were attacked by French Forces of the Interior and forced to turn back. Supported by American artillery, the French took Plounez and Paim pol in Brittany by assault three days ago, the announcement added. o ** tuwn Mills j l» l«»oofi OitPff It HAVRE *) ^JDuuviNt Sji«bour< r *>V»U.tJr S» Pi*rr* S-. |VRfOxV Authi, / K^< r/ tonU.n^W.... Caval ^f); Jc&^£ FRANCE I ALLIES FORCE GERMANS TOWARD SEINE—Arrows indicate Allied drives in Northwestern France today. Germans were re ported retreating toward the Seine River and Rouen. There was no further word on the American advance toward Paris. Field reports last night and today indicated some German forces were pocketed in an area inclosed by Falaise. Trun and Argen tan^_ —A. P. Wirephoto. Allied Airmen Blast 3,800 Nazi Vehicles In Northwest France Remnant’s of Von Kluge's Forces Pounded and Berlin Is Raided Again Ey the Associated Press. LONDON, Aug. 19.—Allied air-! men destroyed or damaged more; than 3,800 German vehicles in the battle of Northwest France yesterday and struck fresh blows today at shattered enemy divi sions. Blistering daylight attacks on the remnants of Marshal Guenter von Kluge's reeling remnants came after a night in which more than 1.000 RAF heavy bombers set fires at the pert of Bremen and blasted oil and rail installations of Germany, France and Belgium. Mosquitos dumped 2-ton block busters on Berlin for the fourth' time in five nights and bombed and strafpd German roads of retreat in France through the hours of dark ness. i Enemy Troops Battered. Like the pilots of the bomb and rocket carrying fighters who bat tered enemy troops mercilessly in daylight as they attempted to scramble across the Seine ahead of Lt. Gen. George S. Patton’s 3d Army,! fyfosquito crewmen reported “the best hunting since D-day.” On one road they attacked at least 700 vehicles with bombs and bullets and left about 120 of them burning• or destroyed and many more dam aged to add to the total of yester- j days daylight achievements an nounced officiaHv today. Some 5.000 offensive sorties were flown yesterday and 51 Allied planes —including three heavy bombers— were lost. Eight RAF bombers failed to return from the night operations. At least 38 German planes were downed in combat and 51 more were destroyed on the ground. I .700 German Sorties. The enemy's daylight sorties were estimated at 300—most of them east of Paris. Of the Allied attacks, American and British heavy bombers made at least 2,000 sorties in seven separate ; attacks on Nazi airfields, oil depots,; bridges, submarine pens, pocket de pots and other targets. Objectives battered last night by British heavy, bombers in addition to Bremen, Germany's second larg est port, which is now the home of a Focke-Wulf factory, were the Sterkrade-Holten synthetic oil plant —the sixth largest in tjie Ruhr—oil storage depots at Rieme, Belgium, and the rail center of Connantre, 70 miles east of Paris. A com munique said the Bremen target was left “a mass of flames.” Cologne Also Attacked. Oft-battered Cologne alsc was bombed again in the night, but this probably was a diversionary attack. Early in the evening RAF heavies returned to L’Isle Adam just north of Paris for the second blow at that rocket weapon supply depot within a few hours and also hit several launching sites in Northern France. Field dispatches disclosed that fighter bombers destroyed 71 Ger man* tanks and damaged 91 more yesterday. At least 100 barges and two river steamers were sunk on the Seine, ! nearby rivers and canals in low-' level daylight raids, and Mosquitos bombed and shot up 75 barges last night at points along the Seine. The weather over the battle zone was described today as good, with excellent visibility despite a few j scattered clouds. I Allies Bomb Oil Field, Jap Planes and Ships In Philippines Zone Aerial Blows Extend Over 1,000 Miles of Enemy Supply Routes B? the Associated Tress. GENERAL HEADQUARTERS, SOUTHWEST PACIFIC. Aug. 19. —Allied planes destroyed at least 14 aircraft, cratered airdromes, bombed an oilfield, sank a laden vessel and hit two others in whiplash blows along 1.000 miles of Japan's supply-stricken hold ings from the Philippines to Timor, headquarters announced today. Other air blows, projected north to Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands within 750 miles of Tokyo, were re ported at Pearl Harbor by Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. Planes in the command area ol Gen. Douglas MacArthur, maintain ing a highly effective aerial block ade. struck in a solid line thus: Philippines—Scored three bomb hits on an enemy merchantman in Davao Gulf. Halmahera—Sank a supply-laden sailing vessel. Tip of Dutch New Guinea—Hit the Klamano oilfield near Sorong; fired a coastal vessel. Amboina-Ceram—Bombed two air fields: destroyed an unestimated number of parked planes: shot down nine enemy fighters; blew up a fly ing boat on the water. Boeroe—Bombed airdromes; de stroyed four parked planes. Banda Sea—Attacked small ship ping. the only type feebly attempt ing to supply garrisons in the vicin ity. Timor—Enemy positions given ar aerial machine-gunning by long range fighters. Admiral Nimitz reported no ail losses. One of six interceptors was shot down at Truk. Gen. MacArthui listed the loss of two fighters. Off Dutch New Guinea Japanese remnants still holding out on Biak Island, which was invaded last Mav were confronted with early extinc tion by troops landed on the west coast from the Allied-controlled eastern half. Jamaica Is Threatened By Tropical Hurricane Bs* the Associated Press. MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 19.—A hurri cane alert was Indicated for Ja maica today as a tropical disturb ance in the Caribbean Sea con tinued west-northwestward. "The hurrieane in the Central Caribbean Sea is apparently cen tered about 200 to 225 miles south of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, moving west northwestward about 15 miles an hour,” said the Miami Weather Bu reau. "Estimated winds near cen ter 60 miles an hour or higher.” The center apparently was about 1,000 miles southeast of Miami. Late Bulletin Found Dead in Room A man about 30 years old, said by police to be an Army Medical Corps officer, was found dead today in his room in the YMCA, 1736 G street N.W. Investigators, who with held his name, said he died as a result of a knife wound in the leg. He was pronounced dead by Coroner A. Magruder MacDonald. He registered at the YMCA a week ago. Allies Hold 1,000 Square Miles in Southern France (Map on Page A-3.) By the Associated Press. ROME, Aug. 19.—Maj. Gen. Alexander M. Patch’s 7th Army, extending its Southern France beachhead to 1,000 square miles, has speared westward to within 31 miles of Marseille in a drive flanking Toulon and has plunged at least 32 miles inland, Allied headquarters announced today. A front 20 miles broad has been driven to the north and behind Toulon, the French naval base at which American bombers yesterday blasted the half-submerged French battleship Strassbourg in an effort to silence her big guns which were opposing the Allied attack. Latest announcements put Ameri can and French forces only 6 miles northeast of Toulon, but other ad vance units, speeding over a net work of inland roads, were pointed directly toward the Rhone Valley through routes which by-pass Tou lon and Marseille. ' The German communique said Allied forces had strengthened their bridegheads in Southern France, but declared several at tacks from the land side of Tou lon were broken up.) Inland Opposition Light. The farthest inland town captured i was Salernes, 32 miles from the! coast and 35 miles northeast of Tou- | ion. The farthest western town seized was La Roquebrussanne. 14 miles north of Toulon and 31 miles from Marseille. Other towas taken were Sollies Pont, Gareoult, Vins and Brignoles, all north and northeast of Toulon. In the approach to the naval base along the coast the Allied forces encountered some stiff Ger man resistance west of Bormes, but inland the opposition was less. American forward elements were pushing rapidly into the high ground west of La Roquebrussanne High way 7. the road on which they are approaching, leads to the Rhone Valley at Avignon by way of Aix-en Provence. Path Toward Rhone Valley. To the northeast other troops pushed two miles west of Brignoles i along Highway 7. The advance through the Argens Valley still far ther north was approaching Carces. about seven miles southwest of Salernes. The path of the 7th Army obvious ly was toward the Rhone Valley, I aimed for a push up that great artery to effect a juncture w'ith the armies driving across Northern Prance. These forces were now less than 350 airline miles apart. American infantry was spreading out on both sides of the Argens Valley, which has been the main avenue of attack through the rugged terrain of the Maritime Alps. Advance troops pushed beyond Salernes, 12 miles west of Dra guignan. previously the farthest in land penetration. i Although the Germans declared they had abandoned Cannes, there was no announcement here of an entry into that resort town. Indi cations were that the eastern front i of the beachhead was relatively stable. French Overcome Resistance. An official announcement said French troops had overcome the last enemy resistance in the Cap Benat region, on the coast 21 miles east of Toulon. A force of German motor torpedo boats attempted to attack ships landing troops Thursday night, the Navy announced. Allied destroyers sank four of them and repulsed the others. American B-25 Mitchell bombers, braying the heaviest flak encoun <See RIVIERA, Page A-3.) Nazi Headquarters South Of Orleans Razed by Raid By thp Associated Press. UNITED STATES 9th AIR FORCE HEADQUARTERS, France, Aug. 18 (Delayed).—A big German headquar ters hidden in the forest south of Orleans was flattened in a surprise American fighter bomber attack yes terday. Initial reports indicated all four buildings comprising the headquar ; ters setup were destroyed. They in ' eluded a thick brick structure well camouflaged. “The boys laid their bombs right in the front door.’ said a senior 9th Air Force officer after examining the photographs. Members of the French under ground were standing by waiting to take the place over after the bomb ing. BOB, FILL ME IN ON WHAT N HAPPENED AFTER THEY NOMINATED \ ME.I HAVEN'T KEPT UP WITH POLITICS. \ WHAT BECAME Of HENRT WALLACE? HCW DID THEY HAPPEN TO PICK ) Polio Cases Mount To 81 in D. C. Area; Epidemic Is Denied Public Health Official Suggests Precautions That Are Needed The outbreak of infantile paralysis in Washington and vicinity is "above normal,” but does not constitute a real epi demic. in the opinion of an ex pert in the United States Public Health Service, who warned the public, however, to take certain precautions. The number of cases in the Metro politan Area rose to 81. of which four developed in the past 24 hours. Of the new cases, three were in this city and one was in Silver Spring. Md. Out of the 81 cases so far, 50 are from Washington. Dr. James P Leake of the PHS, who has made a comprehensive study of the disease, characterized poliomyelitis in North Carolina as of epidemic proportions, with a trend northward into Virginia and other sections. Dr. Leake in taking this position agreed with District Health Officer George C. Ruhland in recognizing the presence of polio here, but ob jecting to it being designated as an epidemic. Dr. Ruhland had taken exception to statements from doctor* at a Children's Hospital press con ference warning that the city fyed a "serious«epidemic.” Asked what precautions the public should take against the disease. Dr. Leake outlined briefly these recom mendations: 1. Avoid ail travel, if passible, be cause of the crowds and danger of getting the disease through human contact. 2. Avoid undue physical strain and get plenty of rest. 3. Pastpone tonsillectomies fcr children. This policy already is in effect at both Children's and Epis copal Hospitals. 4. Avoid crowds as much as pos i See POLIO. Page A-4 ) Roosevelt-Churchill Paris Parley Denied A published report that President Roosevelt planned a London-Paris trip to confer with Prime Minister Churchill drew a flat denial at the White House today. “I can simply say this single fact: The story is untrue,” Secretary Stephen T. Early told newsmen. The story, published In the New York Times today, was built around President Roosevelt's news confer ence statement yesterday that he planned to see the British Prime Minister soon. Mr. Roosevelt refused to go be yond that statement when he was asked about rumors of another meeting with Prime Minister Churchill, which have been rife for several weeks. The New York Times*said that Mrs. Roosevelt was to accompany the President. Forrestal, in London, Will Visit France By the Associated Press. \ LONDON, Aug. 19—Secretary of the Navy Forrestal has arrived in London. Censorship prevented any speculation concerning the purpose of his visit. He will visit France, however, and inspect the shore's strong points which British and American war craft shelled on D-day. More Bombing of Allied Men By Own Raiders Disclosed By the Associated Press. WITH THE CANADIAN 1st ARMY, Prance, Aug. 19.—Canadian, American and British troops are so close together in the Normandy action that they have been hit by their own planes, Lt. Gen, H. D. G. Crerar, Canadian commander, told his army in a special message term* ing such accidents unavoidable. “There have been a number of attacks by our own aircraft on our own troops during the past two days and particularly today,” Gen. Crerar declared last night. "It is necessary to stress the peculiar difficulties to the Allied air forces caused by the convergence of American, British and Canadian armies on a common objective, with air action against the enemy forces within that Allied circle most de sirable to the point of their sur render.” Praising the air arm, Gen. Crerar said that up to 10:30 o'clock last night Allied planes had destroyed 77 tanks, probably destroyed or dam aged 97 others, wrecked 900 vehicles and damaged or destroyed 1,180. A Canadian staff officer said the closing of the Allied armies had led to telephoning all around the circle in order to determine the latest positions of Allied troops and that the information was relayed to air headquarters to prevent bombing of Allied men. Two Red Armies Surge Forward On J 00-Mile Sector in Poland Stalin Times Offensive With Assault On Nazis' East Prussia Border Defenses (Map on Page A-4 ) Bj the Associated Press. MOSCOW, Aug. 19—Two Soviet armies surged forward today in co-ordinated attacks against a 100-mile sector stretching from Warsaw's eastern suburbs to the Lyso Mountains guarding Silesia. Marshal Stalin's high command timed the Polish drive to strike with Gen. Ivan Cherniakhovskv's 3d White Russian Army assault in East Prussia. 'The German communique said the Russians had launched an offensive on a wide front north east of Warsaw.) i The Soviet home front tensely awaited a salute from Moscow's guns announcing that the Red Army had won the first town inside Ger many. The Germans, having squandered nearly 750 tanks in four days of counterattacks, were faced with a smashing Red challenge for decisive victory in Poland. Marshal Ivan S. Konev's 1st Ukraine Army, north of captured Sandomierz. sent armored Columns racing up the west bank of the Vis tula in the rear of the enemy’s river defenses. Other units smashed due west, bent on severing the Radom Kielce link in the Warsaw-Krakow railway. Over the town hall of Sandomierz flags of the Soviet Union and Poland waved side by side after three days of street fighting. The Army news paper Red Star reported that Hitler (See RUSSIA, Page A-47i Nelson and Hurley Assigned to Special Missions in China Will Study Present Needs, Production Possibilities And Postwar Outlook By JAMES Y. NEWTON. Chairman Donald M. Nelson of the War Production Board and Maj. Gen. Patrick T. Hurley will leave soon on special missions for President Roosevelt in China, which is assuming ever-increas ing importance to Allied battle plans in the Pacific. | Chief purpose of the trip, it was said, is to boost China's sinking morale, and to see what can be done in a concrete wav toward getting more war materials to our ally. Mr. Nelson, it is understood, will survey military production in China. He is expected to look into the feasi bility of raising China's domestic output, a possibility that might aid in launching an effective offensive against the Japs from the east. Gen. Hurley again will assume his old role of the President's roving Ambassador. He also will study ! China's war needs with a view to 11 furnishing more material help to ! Chinese armies. Nelson Visit to Be Short. It was understood that Mr. Nel son's stay will be comparatively short, while Gen. Hurley is expected to remain in China indefinitely. I Both Mr. Nelson and Gen. Hurley conferred with the President yester ■ day, presumably about the trip. ■ Since Pearl Harbor, Gen. Hurley has made numerous special missions jfor the White House. Last fall he visited China and was well received : and well liked there. Mr. Nelson went to Russia last September and studied war pro ! duction and the immediate and postwar needs of the Soviet. He looked into possibilities for a lively peacetime trade with Russia. Eyes on Postwar Trade. In China it is expected that he will also study potentialities of post war commerce. High officials be lieve that postwar production must be maintained at an all-time high if unemployment is to be avoided and that we must look to every possible foreign market for our goods. Mr. Nelson this week completed issuance of four orders for gradual reconversion of industry to peace time pursuits. The groundwork, it was said, is now laid for the orderly reconversion of industry so far as WPB is concerned and :t was held the chairman’s services could be spared for the China mission. 83 Americans Unhurt ; In Explosion of Ship , Ey the Associated Press. ACAPULCO, Mexico, Aug. 19.— The Argentine steamer Rio de la ' Plata, carrying 250 passengers—83 ; of them Americans—from Los An geles to Latin America, was de i stroyed last night by fire and an explosion. A sailor overcome by gas and I smoke was the only casualty. Most i of the passengers were ashore when the fire broke out in the late after noon when a small oil tank ex ploded. A heavy explosion several hours later virtually blew the vessel apart. Dewey's Proclamation Calls on Labor to Fill Needs of Men at Front Presidential Candidate Hopes War Restrictions Will End Within Year By J. A. O’LEARY, Star Staff Correspondent. ALBANY. Aug. 19.—The record of American workers in pro ducing the supplies needed by the fighting men was praised today by Gov. Thomas E. Dewey. Republican nominee for Presi dent. in his Labor Day proclama tion for the State of New York. Calling on all New Yorkers to join in expressing their apprecia tion to labor for its part in the war effort, the Governor also voiced his hope that before another year passes it will be possible to lift the wartime restrictions on labor. Gov. Dewey was criticized several days ago by News Service, an of ficial organ of the American Federa tion of Labor, because he did not comply with a request it had made for a labor message, for publication in that paper. No Special Messages. Janies C. Hagert.v, the Governor's press representative, explained at that time that Gov. Dewey does not issue special messages, but would prepare the regular annual Labor Day proclamation as chief executive of New York. As made public to day, the proclamation follows: "The stirring news of victory after victory on the fighting fronts is cause for pride not only in the the aters of war, but on the home front. Without the superb co-operation of working men and women here at home it would have been impossible to send out our magnificently equipped armies to attack the ene mies of freedom. In this all Ameri cans may rejoice and take pride, but particularly the working men and women of America, who are making for our fighting men the weapons with which they are giving us vic tories. "In New York we take special pride in the patriotism of labor. Since Pearl Harbor there has not been a single major strike in New York, not one serious interruption in production. The results of this peace on the home front are being harvested on the plains of Tuscany, Normandy, Brittany and Provence. (See DEWEY, Page A-8.) Explosions Set Off Fire in Philadelphia Ey the Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 1#.—A series of terrific explosions in drums of magnesium touched off a five alarm fire at the Quaker City Iron Works at noontime today and rocked buildings and shattered windows over a two-block area. Eleven persons were taken to a hospital suffering bums, many others were treated at the scene. The blasts were heard several miles away. Witnesses said the fire was so in tense that corrugated sheet metal buildings nearby “seemed to melt away before your eyes.” firemen were unable to approach within 100 feet of the burning plant. 'United Front' Seen if Dulles And Hull Agree Dewey Aide's Approval Would Strengthen U.S. Position, Say Observers (Picture on Page A-8.J By JOSEPH H. BAIRD. The American position in ne gotiations with other powers for postwar security will be vastly strengthened if Secretary of State Hull’s peace plans win the approval of John Foster Dulles, who will represent Gov. Thomas E. Dewey in conferences with the Secretary, observers here agreed today. Such a development, it was point ed out, will enable the United States to present a political "united front" abroad and remove the uneasiness long felt in Europe that the policies of one political party in an election year might be canceled out by a victory of the other. Potential Hull Successor. The Hull-Dulles conference was arranged last night when the Sec retary wired Gov. Dewey at Albany that he would be "delighted to see ; Mr. Dulles and to confer with him on any date or dates convenient to him.” The Republican presidential can didate proposed sending to Wash ington the man who, if Gov. Dewey is elected, probably would be his Secretary of State, after Mr. Hull had said in a press conference that he would be glad to discuss postwar security in a nonpolitical spirit with Gov. Dewey. Mr. Dulles, a 56-year-old inter national lawyer who long has taken a keen interest in foreign affairs and has represented the United States in various negotiations, prob Dewey and Dulles In All-Day Meeting On Peace Program ALBANY. N Y.. Aug. 19— ' Special > .—Moving promptly to co-operate with Washington officials on peace discussions. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey today called in John Foster Dulles, who will represent him in talks ' with Secretary of State Hull. After an all-day conference at the Executive Mansion. Mr. Dulles will hold a press confer ence at 4 o'clock this afternoon, it was announced. ably will arrive here near the be ginning of the Four-Power Security Conference scheduled to open at Dumbarton Oaks Monday. While he is not expected to take part in the deliberations. Mr. Hull undoubtedly will inform him fully as to the Administration's plans and policies at the conference, thus laving a factual basis for an open statement by him or Mr. Dewey as to the Republican position. Dewey Charge Denied. Early this week Gov. Dewey is sued a statement in which he ex pressed apprehension that the con ference would lead to an alliance among the big powers to "coerce' ’he small nations Mr. Hull prompt ly denied this purpose, and an nounced plans for a meeting this I fall of all the United Nations to consider the plans drafted at th» Dumbarton Oaks meeting. , The Secretary's reply to Gov. Dewey's telegraphed suggestion that he send Mr. Dulles to repre sent him said: “I am in receipt of your telegram of August 18 in which you say 'I am happy to accept your proposal for consultation made at your press conference yesterday and to desig nate Mr. John Foster Dulles as my representative.’ “I am immensely gratified to re ceive your assurance of bipartisan co-operation in the effort to estab lish lasting peace. "I shall be delighted to see Mr. Dulles and to confer with him on any date or dates convenient to him.” No Date Set. In Albany, the Associated Press reported, Gov. Dewey's office said that no time has been set yet for |Mr. Dulles visit, but that it w-as assumed he would lose no time in making a definite appointment with I the Secretary. Influential Republican Senators promptly applauded the prospect of a Republican-Democratic conference I on the security problem. From Chicago the Associated Press re ! ported Senator Burton, Republican, i of Ohio as saying: j “The acceptance by Gov. Dewey of j Secretary Hull's invitation to con sult with him on international | affairs is a constructive and im jportant step that demonstrates Gov, ! Dewey’s clear understanding of the needs of the time.” Senator Vandenberg. Republican, of Michigan, called Gov. Dewey’s action "a notable contribution to effective, nonpartisan consideration of peace organization plans.” Has Definite Ideas. Mr. Dulles himself commented: “I have some very definite ideas of my own with respect to the or ganization of peace.” Mr. Dulles, a grandson of John W. Foster, Secretary of State during the administration of President Benjamin Harrison, has long been identified with American foreign policy. For many years he has been active in the work of the Council of Foreign Relations in New York, which publishes factual studies of foreign problems. | Meanwhile, the Russian delega tion to the Four-Power Security Conference, headed by Ambassador Andrei A. Gromyko, is expected to arrive Here this week end bearing a plan drafted in the Kremlin. With their arrival, all the delega tions will be ready to begin session* next Monday.