Cabinet Meeting Minutes, January 31, 1947. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.
CABINET MEETING, JANUARY 31, 1947
(1) Asked co-op of Cabinet in Jax Day Dinner program.
(2) Will furnish copy of message to Congress on rubber situation. Wants comments from members before 10 AM Monday.
(3) Asked for views on patent report - will have to go to Congress within 30 days - covers patents to people who developed them on Govt. time at Govt. expense.
House Committee will not extend maritime authority.
Will take it up with Big 6.
90 million bushel surplus of potatoes - have deal with Spain - State approves.
Discuss further with Marshall - but policy with Spain is not changed.
Letter from Sen. Byrd re personnel matters. Will have to be answered. Budget Director will provide a copy of reply to each agency.
Ship yards are going to pot - only 6 merchant 3 Navy vessels now being built. Committee should be set up to study.
Agreed to committee. Cabinet to make suggestion as to how the committee should be organized.
Portal-to-portal opinion should be organized.
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