WASHINGTON -- President Truman jubilantly hailed senate ratification of the United Nations charter tonight as an action which "substantially advances the cause of world peace."
In a message transmitted from Potsdam and released by the White House, he said:
"It is deeply gratifying that the senate has ratified the United Nations charter by a virtually unanimous vote.
"The action of the senate substantially advances the cause of world peace."
At the same time, former Secretary of State Hull, "father of the United Nations," commended the senate for its "fine spirit of non-partisanship" in approving the charter.
He expressed the hope that the senate action would be "followed by speedy approval of the charter by the other United Nations and its early entrance into force to carry out the noble purposes for which it was conceived."
Acting Secretary of State Joseph C. Grew congratulated the senate for taking "a most important step toward establishing security and peace throughout the world."
Grew said the senate's action would "stand out for all time as a shining milestone on the road to peace."