An auction house preparing to sell hundreds of President Kennedy's possessions has settled a dispute over national security with federal officials. The Kennedys, however, have given no such blessing.

The settlement late Monday followed meetings between federal officials and Robert White, the cleaning supplies salesman who is hawking about 300 of the Kennedy items. He inherited the memorabilia from Kennedy's personal secretary, the late Evelyn Norton Lincoln.The government had argued that some pieces threatened national security or belonged to the government.