Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Fleming, Philip B. (Philip Bracken), 1887-1955; Snyder, John W. (John Wesley), 1895-1985; Steelman, John Roy, 1900-1999; Clark, Tom C. (Tom Campbell), 1899-1977; Anderson, Clinton Presba, 1895-1975; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Forrestal, James, 1892-1949
Cabinet meetings

Cabinet Meeting Minutes, January 17, 1947. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.

CABINET MEETING, JANUARY 17TH, 1947

THE PRESIDENT

Portal-to-portal situation. What is present status.

SECTY TREAS

Hearings are now being held to get industry view point. Atty Gen has appeared and presented good statement.

ATTY GEN

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.

ANDERSON

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.

THE PRESIDENT

Maritime situation is critical - the Commission must continue in shipping business.

FORRESTAL

Said unification is due to the patience of the President in solving (?) difficulties between services.

FLEMING

Working now on extention of certain war powers - thinks it would be good subject for Big 6 discussions.

STEELMAN

Big 4 now are reasonable men - and we should not have too much trouble.

ANDERSON

Actions of Reps indicate we are in for civil war.


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