Cabinet Meeting Minutes, January 17, 1947. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.
CABINET MEETING, JANUARY 17TH, 1947
Portal-to-portal situation. What is present status.
Hearings are now being held to get industry view point. Atty Gen has appeared and presented good statement.
There is a good chance of having case reviewed. Either labor or employers will appeal case. May get it to Supreme Court in about 10 days following appeal.
On hoof and mouth disease in Mexico - does not want to pay for cattle slaughtered in Mexico. Should give aid in form of veterinarians caustic soda and other aids. We must protect cars coming north and keep tourists out of infected areas. American cattlemen have gotten us into trouble seeking profit of 3 million dollars rather than the interest of American people. The(y) bought their way through Mexican Govt to get bulls imported from Brazil.
Maritime situation is critical - the Commission must continue in shipping business.
Said unification is due to the patience of the President in solving (?) difficulties between services.
Working now on extention of certain war powers - thinks it would be good subject for Big 6 discussions.
Big 4 now are reasonable men - and we should not have too much trouble.
Actions of Reps indicate we are in for civil war.
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