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Cabinet meetings; Korean War, 1950-1953
Cabinet Meeting Minutes, January 25, 1952. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.
CABINET MEETING, JANUARY 25, 1952
Vice Pres - Absent
Tobin - Absent
Galvin for Labor
No briefing on Korea.
Meeting tomorrow in Paris tomorrow of representatives of 6 nations seeking
to set up a European Army. The program is showing signs of progress. The
new French government is still a minority govt and may be short lived.
Events are more favorable in talks with British on Iranian oil crises.
They have made some concessions.
Truce talks in Korea have bogged down. Ridgeway's [Ridgway's] deputy is coming to
Washington to report and seek instructions.
Is making report to Chas Wilson in a few days on fuel oil situation. It is
a transportation problem, not a supply problem. It does not look serious
at this time. Is getting more support for mine safety program in Congress
than was expected.
Is pleased with progress of Congress on Internal Revenue Re-organization
bill which was submitted to this session.
Has been meeting with Congressional groups on Mutual Assistance Program.
They are at present time jockeying for restrictions and conditions under
which Foreign Aid will he applied. They do not indicate all out opposition
but are striving for crippling amendments.
Is running into new critical period on availability of copper and aluminum
if we are to maintain present production schedules. The only answer is to
dip into stockpile.
There are 2 Congressional committees who are critical of further inroads