Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Chapman, Oscar L. (Oscar Littleton), 1896-1978; Sawyer, Charles, 1887-1979; Steelman, John Roy, 1900-1999; Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956; Boyle, William Marshall, 1902-1961; Symington, Stuart, 1901-1988
Cabinet meetings; Hysteria (Social psychology); Anticommunist movements
Cabinet Meeting Minutes, August 22, 1950. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.
CABINET MEETING, TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1950*
All present except Agriculture
McCormick for Brannan
Together with A.G. a new stipulation has been worked out whereby tidelands
royalties will be deposited with the Federal Treasury pending decision of
Supreme Court. This is a real victory.
Tends to change mind on his previous position on Great Lakes shipping.
Finds we now have a stockpile of 8 million tons which is half that of
peacetime stockpile which has existed for years.
Railroad strike is still deadlocked and seems hopeless.
Conveyed message from Bill Boyle asking Cabinet officers to get a list of
absentee voters in each of the Departments.
Has had staff to work up hysteria history in U. S. and it shows the pattern
of such waves of intolerance and witch hunting after each war in our
history. Offered a copy of summary to each Cabinet officer. Has also
asked Economic Advisors to prepare weekly report on domestic economy. The
first report was received yesterday and shows some improvement.
Latest report on national income indicates 235 billion for this year.
35-39 agric. income was 479 million average. This year 1,700 million will
be agriculture income.
Wants meeting with Agri - Commerce - Symington - Interior.
*Not dated by Mr. Connelly.