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Wallace Flayed by Baruch

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NEW YORK, October 2 -- Bernard M. Baruch tonight charged Henry A. Wallace with creating "confusion and division among our people" by failing to correct what he said were "errors" about the United states atomic energy plan in Wallace's July letter on foreign policy.

Baruch, United States delegate to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, also told a news conference that Wallace personally admitted to him he was in error at a meeting in Baruch's office in Manhatten. But, Baruch added, Wallace later did not sign a statement admitting the errors which was prepared by a representative of Wallace and Baruch's staff after their talk here last Friday.

Baruch said that "In view of the misinformation that has been spread and continuously spread and in view of the fact that Wallace admitted he was in error and despite my continued efforts to have him do so, he has refused to correct the errors, which he said were caused by the fact he was not fully informed, I was forced to put out the statement."

With that Baruch released the statement which he said Wallace would not sign, a statement on the matter which Wallace proposed to Baruch, and a memorandum for President Truman from Baruch on the points raised in Wallace's July 23 letter.

Baruch also released a telegram which he sent this afternoon to Wallace in Washington after, he said , attempting until late in the day to have Wallace agree to sign the statement prepared in New York.

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