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


Tuesday, June 24, 1952
   
Executive Orders:  [10365 SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE OFFICER PERSONNEL ACT OF 1947, AS AMENDED, WHICH RELATE TO OFFICERS OF THE MARINE CORPS]
    [Public Papers: Letter to Committee Chairmen on the Need for Continuing Aid to Italy]
9:30 am Honorable James M. Mead, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
Sister Mary Eleanor, Mt. Mercy Academy, South Buffalo, New York
Sister Mary Eugenia, Mt. Mercy Academy, South Buffalo, New York
Sister Mary Annette, Felician Sisters Motherhouse, Buffalo, N.Y.
Sister Mary Amadeus, Polish Felician Sisters, Buffalo, N.Y.
Sister Mary Elizabeth Ann, Grey Nun from D'Youville College
Sister Mary Helen Rita, Grey Nun from D'Youville College
Father Henry Senft, Franciscan Monastery, Hamburg, New York
Mrs. James M. Mead
Mrs. Loretto Muldoon, Sister of Honorable James M. Mead
Miss Joan Landy, daughter of County Chairman, Democratic County
Committee, Jamestown, New York
(Chairman Mead brought this group to meet the President.)
9:45 am Senator Lister Hill, Alabama
Senator Kenneth McKellar, Tennessee
Senator John J. Sparkman, Alabama
(Senator Hill phoned Mr. Connelly June 20th and asked for this.)
10:00 am (Staff)
11:00 am Field Marshall Earl Alexander of Tunis
The Rt. Honorable Selwyn Lloyd, British Minister of State
Sir Christopher Steel, Minister of the British Embassy
General Omar N. Bradley, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
(The British requested this appointment through Protocol, and
the President had Mr. Connelly invite General Bradley to be
present. The Minister of the British Embassy came in
absence of the Ambassador. Half hour)
11:30 am Mr. James Brannigan, of New York City
Mr. Barney Schlinger
(Mr. Brannigan called Mr. Connelly from New York, on June 12th,
and asked for this.)
11:45 am Honorable Harry A. McDonald, Chairman, Reconstruction Finance
Corporation
(Called Mr. Connelly last week and asked for this.)
12:00 pm The President presented the Young American Medal for Bravery and
the Young American Medal for Service. These selections made
under Act of 81st Congress authorizing Department of Justice
to recognize and to award to outstanding courageous young
Americans a medal for heroism known as the Young American Medal
for Bravery and a medal for service and character known as the
Young American Medal for Service. The following received
the medals:
Miss Margaret Galassi, aged 16
Parker Edward Stratt, aged 10
Stuart William Oberg, aged 17

Guests at the Young American Medal awards were:

Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Stratt (Father and mother of Parker Stratt)
Miss Susan Stratt (Sister)
Miss Pamela Stratt (Sister)
Mrs. E. Smith, Germantown, Pennsylvania (Aunt)
Mr. Frank Brundage, Asst. Scout Master, Buffalo, New York
Mrs. Raymond Griffitts (Mother of Miss Galassi)
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver W. Oberg (Father and Mother of William Oberg)

Congressional Delegation:

Senator Spessard L. Holland, of Florida
Senator George A. Smathers, of Florida
Congressman William C. Lantaff, of Florida
Senator Paul H. Douglas, of Illinois
Senator Everett M. Dirksen, of Illinois (Regretted)
Congressman Peter F. Mack, Jr., of Illinois
Senator Owen Brewster, of Maine
Senator Margaret Chase Smith, of Maine
Congressman Clifford G. McIntire, of Maine
Congressman Frank L. Chelf, of Kentucky

Department of Justice Officials:

Honorable James P. McGranery, the Attorney General
Honorable Philip Perlman, the Solicitor General
Honorable J. Edgar Hoover, Director, F.B.I.
Mrs. Grace Stewart, Member, Young American Medals Committee
Mr. Clyde Tolson
Mr. John R. Benney
Mrs. Rose Kelley
12:10 pm [Public Papers: Remarks Upon Presenting the Young American Medal for Bravery and the Young American Medal for Service]
12:25 pm (Mr. Charles Tucker, and son Bob) OFF THE RECORD
12:30 pm Honorable Robert A. Lovett, Secretary of Defense
(Usual Tuesday appointment)
1:00 pm (LUNCH)
3:00 pm The President received the Members of the Federal Communications
Commission
Honorable Paul A. Walker, Chairman
Honorable Rosel H. Hyde
Honorable George E. Sterling
Honorable Frieda B. Hennock
Honorable Robert J. Jones
Honorable Robert T. Bartley
(At the President's direction Mr. Connelly asked them to
come in to discuss educational program on TV) Half hour.
3:30 pm (Honorable Frank McKinney, Chairman, Democratic National
Committee)
(Usual weekly appointment - half hour) OFF THE RECORD
3:55 pm (Honorable James P. McGranery, The Attorney General)
OFF THE RECORD
4:00 pm (Honorable Abraham Feinberg)
OFF THE RECORD
LOWER WEST DOOR
4:30 pm Colonel Francis S. Gabreski, United States Air Force
4:50 pm (James McCahey) OFF THE RECORD
7:00 pm (The following attended an OFF THE RECORD Democratic
Dinner at the White House)
The President
Mr. Nathan M. Abramson
Hon. Abraham Feinberg
Mr. George I. Friedland
Mr. I. Gainsburg
Mr. Samuel Kipnis
Mr. Alfred Kirsh
Mr. I. Lawrence Lesavoy
Hon. Frank E. McKinney
Mr. Joseph F. Mittelman
Mr. Herman A. Shelanski
Mr. Paul Shields
Mr. S. Mark Taper


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