Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Daily Appointments
of Harry S. Truman

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This Presidential Appointments Calendar is based upon the records contained in the
Matthew J. Connelly Files

Friday, September 23, 1949
    [Public Papers: Statement by the President on Announcing the First Atomic Explosion in the U.S.S.R.]
10:00 am Cabinet [Meeting] [minutes]
(Mr. Webb for State. Commerce and Labor will not be
10:45 am Senator Burnet R. Maybank, S. C.
(Called Mr. Connelly yesterday to ask for this)
11:00 am Hon. Frederick J. Lawton, Assistant Director, Bureau of
the Budget
(One-half hour. Mr. Pace had asked for this before having
to leave town, and Mr. Lawton asked if he might come over
in Mr. Pace's absence)
11:30 am Honorable Morgan Ford, Judge, U. S. Customs Court
(Senator William Langer called Mr. Connelly yesterday
to ask if Judge Ford might come in and thank the Presi-
dent for his appointment; Langer may come with him)
11:45 am Maj. Gen. Kenneth F. Cramer, Chief of the National Guard Bureau
(Called Mr. Connelly last week to ask for this)
12:00 pm Gen. J. Lawton Collins, Chief of Staff
Brig. Gen. Frank L. Hawley
(General Collins asked Mr. Connelly if he might bring
in General Hawley, who has just returned from Germany)
12:15 pm Mr. James G. Patton, Pres., National Farmers Union
Mr. Albert Goss, President, The National Grange
Mr. Kit Haynes, The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
Mr. Clyde T. Ellis, Executive Manager, the National Rural
Electric Cooperative Association
(These farm organizations made their request through
Clyde Ellis, of National Rural Electric Cooperative
Association, stating they wished to discuss pending rural
telephone legislation with the President)
12:30 pm Hon J. Howard Payne, Postmaster, Dallas, Texas
(Wrote Mr. Connelly that he would be here at this time
and hoped might call on the President)
12:45 pm The President was presented with first Gold Star Tag, opening
drive of Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. The following
people attended:
Mrs. Lorraine Patterson, President of the Potomac Area Chapter
Mrs. Edward H. Jordan, Founder
Mrs. Jacquelin Watts, National Chaplain
Mrs. Dorothy Scramlin, Chairman of Committee for Gold
Star Tag Sale
Fay Scramlin, aged six
David Harris, aged thirteen
(The six-year-old girl will present to the President
the first Gold Star Tag, opening drive. Proceeds from
sale of these tags will be used for medical attention
for children of men who died in service during World
War II)
1:00 pm (LUNCH)
4:10 pm (Honorable Robert Patterson)
5:00 pm (AT THE BLAIR HOUSE:) The President received the Members
of the Judicial Conference as follows: Fred M. Vinson,
Chief Justice of the United States; J. Howard McGrath,
Attorney General of the United States; Philip B. Perlman,
Solicitor General of the United States; D. Lawrence Groner,
Retired Chief Justice, United States Court of Appeals for
the District of Columbia. Chief Judges of the Circuit
Courts of Appeals: Ben Hicks, John Biggs, Jr., J. Earl Major,
Calvert Magruder, John J. parker, Orie L. Phillips, Archibald
Gardner, William Denman, Joseph C. Hutcheson. Judges of
the Circuit Courts of Appeals; Thomas W. Swan, Albert
B. Maris, E. Barrett Prettyman, E. Ryan Duffy, Chas. E. Clark,
Thos. F. McAllister.

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