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, May 16, 1952
9:45 am (Mr. James Doarn) OFF THE RECORD
10:00 am (Staff)
10:45 am (General W. Bedell Smith, Director, C.I.A.)
(Mr. James Lay, Executive Director, National Security Council)
11:00 am Cabinet
(Vice President [Alben Barkley] absent; W. Averell Harriman absent; all others present.)
12:00 pm (Mrs. Dorothy Schiff, Publisher, New York Post)
(Mr. Jimmy Wechsler, Editor, New York Post)
(Mr. Joseph Short) OFF THE RECORD
(Mr. Joseph Short brought them in Off Record)
12:14 pm (Honorable Dean Acheson, the Secretary of State) OFF THE RECORD
12:15 pm Honorable Paul Appleby, Dean Syracuse University
(Called Mr. Matthew Connelly from Syracuse last week and asked for this.)
12:30 pm The President's Airport Commission:
General James H. Doolittle, Chairman
Mr. Charles F. Horne
Dr. Jerome C. Hunsaker
(General Doolittle asked if the Commission might report to the
President this month.)
12:45 pm Honorable Myrol M. Cowen, American Ambassador to Belgium
(Requested this through Protocol Division.)
1:00 pm (LUNCH)
3:00 pm Honorable John W. Gibson, Chairman, Displaced Persons Commission
(Called Mr. Matthew Connelly yesterday.)
3:15 pm Honorable Frederick J. Lawton, Director, Bureau of the Budget
(Half hour)

(The President spent the balance of the afternoon working on a
7:30 pm (The President left the White House for the Statler Hotel, where
he attended the Armed Forces Day Dinner.)
10:15 pm [Public Papers: Remarks at the Armed forces Dinner]

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