A photograph caption yesterday incorrectly identified Mayor Pete Wilson of San Diego as Mayor Jim McConn of Houston.

Representatives of the nation's blacks and big cities came

Representatives of the nation's blacks and big cities came to the White House yesterday to hear directly from Presidentto the White House yesterday to hear directly from President Reagan how much worse off his efforts to cut government spe Reagan how much worse off his efforts to cut government spending will leave them.

Mayors representing America's troubnding will leave them.

Mayors representing America's troubled cities and members of the Congressional Black Caucus camled cities and members of the Congressional Black Caucus came prepared for bad news, but while Reagan warned of belt-tige prepared for bad news, but while Reagan warned of belt-tightening ahead, he also pledged that his economic program wilhtening ahead, he also pledged that his economic program will be equitable to all groups of Americans and "there willbe l be equitable to all groups of Americans and "there willbe no removal of the safety net for the needy," White Housepresno removal of the safety net for the needy," White Housepress secretary James Brady said. "This is not a proposal to bas secretary James Brady said. "This is not a proposal to balance the budget on the backs of the poor."

The mayors and lance the budget on the backs of the poor."

The mayors and black leaders emerged from their meetings with Reagan determblack leaders emerged from their meetings with Reagan determined not to raise protest in public until they know more speined not to raise protest in public until they know more specifically what he will propose. For the time being, they hecifically what he will propose. For the time being, they held their fire.

Yet, they clearly were not convincedthat thld their fire.

Yet, they clearly were not convincedthat they can live with the proposals Reagan and his budget-cuttersey can live with the proposals Reagan and his budget-cutters will announce Feb. 18.

"We all came here expecting to get will announce Feb. 18.

"We all came here expecting to get some bad news." Mayor Jim McConn of Houston said."The messa some bad news." Mayor Jim McConn of Houston said."The message was loud and clear that the cuts will be as equitable andge was loud and clear that the cuts will be as equitable and even as possible," he added, "but the message I got was tha even as possible," he added, "but the message I got was that it [sacrifice] will not be as even as most of us want." Het it [sacrifice] will not be as even as most of us want." He called urban programs "easy places to make cuts."

Rep. Shi called urban programs "easy places to make cuts."

Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-N.Y.) was asked whether the 14 Black Caucusrley Chisholm (D-N.Y.) was asked whether the 14 Black Caucus members had been reassured by their meeting with Reagan, Vi members had been reassured by their meeting with Reagan, Vice President Bush, White House chief of staff James A. Bakerce President Bush, White House chief of staff James A. Baker III, domestic policy adviser Martin Anderson and other Whit III, domestic policy adviser Martin Anderson and other White House officials.

"Where there's life, there's hope," shee House officials.

"Where there's life, there's hope," she replied.

Chisholm said the president told them that if "m replied.

Chisholm said the president told them that if "minority America" had the impression that the Reagan administinority America" had the impression that the Reagan administration was "zeroing in on the poor people of this country," ration was "zeroing in on the poor people of this country," that was a misrepresentation of what he is planning.

He tothat was a misrepresentation of what he is planning.

He told them that when his program is announced they will see he ld them that when his program is announced they will see he is not moving in the direction "of forgettingor discarding tis not moving in the direction "of forgettingor discarding the poor," Chisholm added.

Both groups said that the presidhe poor," Chisholm added.

Both groups said that the president was not very precise in describing where his cuts will fent was not very precise in describing where his cuts will fall. "The details of our response will be forthcoming as thall. "The details of our response will be forthcoming as the president becomes more precise," Del. Walter Fauntroy (D-De president becomes more precise," Del. Walter Fauntroy (D-D.C.) said.

"The bottom line," Mayor Edward Koch of New Yor.C.) said.

"The bottom line," Mayor Edward Koch of New York said, was that "those truly in need willnot be asked to suk said, was that "those truly in need willnot be asked to suffer."

Koch indicated, however, that cites like his ought tffer."

Koch indicated, however, that cites like his ought to be considered truly in need.

The mayors said they reacteo be considered truly in need.

The mayors said they reacted strongly to Reagan's indication that the Urban Developmentd strongly to Reagan's indication that the Urban Development Grant Program would be changed and reduced. Los Angeles Ma Grant Program would be changed and reduced. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley said the group stronglyurged retention of thyor Tom Bradley said the group stronglyurged retention of that program, which has provided funds for a wide variety of rat program, which has provided funds for a wide variety of revitalization projects in cities.

Koch said that programs evitalization projects in cities.

Koch said that programs under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, the maiunder the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, the main source of federal jobs money, also appeared to be in jeopan source of federal jobs money, also appeared to be in jeopardy.

The black members of Congresstold the president that rdy.

The black members of Congresstold the president that full employment is their highest priority, Fauntroy said. Tfull employment is their highest priority, Fauntroy said. They said black unemployment officially is 13 percent and blahey said black unemployment officially is 13 percent and black teen-age unemployment stands at about 38 percent.

They ck teen-age unemployment stands at about 38 percent.

They said they would lsupport cuts in domestic spending that do nsaid they would lsupport cuts in domestic spending that do not burden the poor, Fauntroy said.

Rep. William H. Gray (D-ot burden the poor, Fauntroy said.

Rep. William H. Gray (D-Pa.) gave subsidies for tobacco growers as an example. FaunPa.) gave subsidies for tobacco growers as an example. Fauntroy said the group was pleased to be told that spending cuttroy said the group was pleased to be told that spending cuts would also affect the militarybudget.

Reagan will contins would also affect the militarybudget.

Reagan will continue consulting on his economic plan today in sessions with 13ue consulting on his economic plan today in sessions with 13 leaders of the the Senate andHouse on Capitol Hill.

Brady leaders of the the Senate andHouse on Capitol Hill.

Brady announced that Reagan will spend an hour in the President's announced that Reagan will spend an hour in the President's Room, a small chamber off the Senate floor, discussing the Room, a small chamber off the Senate floor, discussing the economy with Republican and Democratic leaders. Before his economy with Republican and Democratic leaders. Before his inauguration, Reagan promised that he would turn Pennsylvaniinauguration, Reagan promised that he would turn Pennsylvania Avenue into a two-way street by paying visits to the Congra Avenue into a two-way street by paying visits to the Congress as well as inviting Congress to the White House. This wess as well as inviting Congress to the White House. This will be his first visit sincetaking office.

Reagan will makill be his first visit sincetaking office.

Reagan will make a nationally televised speech on the economy Thursday at 9e a nationally televised speech on the economy Thursday at 9 p.m. EST. Brady said thespeech will be an attempt to expla p.m. EST. Brady said thespeech will be an attempt to explain the situation the nation is in and will take a "can-do, pin the situation the nation is in and will take a "can-do, positive" approach. The president plans to follow that speecositive" approach. The president plans to follow that speech with another address Feb. 18 in which he will give detailsh with another address Feb. 18 in which he will give details of his proposed economicremedies. of his proposed economicremedies.