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Big- Three Deal Only With Policy Questions N.Z.P.A. and British Wireless Rec. 2 p.m. LONDON, July IS. The British and American delegates at the Potsdam Conference have been getting together and to-day President Truman had lunch with Mr. Churchill. The American Secretary of State. Mr. Byrnes, lunched with the British Foreign Secretary, Mr. Eden.

Afterwards the President and the Prime Minister went to Mr. Eden's house and the four statesmen talked for a while outside. It is understood that President Truman and Mr. Byrnes were to see Generalissimo Stalin in the afternoon.

A news agency message from Berlin to-night says the three Allied leaders held a second formal meeting at Potsdam this afternoon.

The Big Three, at their meetings in Potsdam, are deciding only big questions of policy, leaving the task of working out details to various experts, says the Evening Standard correspondent in Berlin. In connection with the common policy for governing Germany they are only indicating the linesft on which various disputed points oaght to be settled, leaving the rest to experts. It is believed the three leaders are conferring only at short sessions.

The Daily Telegraph Potsdam correspondent complains that the Press has been entirely excluded from even such public occasions as the arrival at the airport of the Allied delegations, although a dozen Russian photographers were permitted to take pictures. The correspondent adds: "It does not seem unreasonable to expect that the assembled Press, representing an anxious and inquiring world, should be given a preliminary briefing on the general outlines of the meeting. "The Press departments, although releasing no serious news, are producing . numerous handouts describing the luxury in which the delegates are living. These announce that at an American shop the delegates can buy such scarce items as alarm clocks, fountain pens, electric razors, jewellery, watches and perfume. Thirteen separate dining halls cater for the visiting dignitaries."

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POTSDAM DELEGATES GETTING TOGETHER, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 169, 19 July 1945

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POTSDAM DELEGATES GETTING TOGETHER Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 169, 19 July 1945

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