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Cabinet meetings

Cabinet Meeting Minutes, January 31, 1947. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.

CABINET MEETING, JANUARY 31, 1947

THE PRESIDENT

(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.

FORRESTAL

House Committee will not extend maritime authority.

THE PRESIDENT

Will take it up with Big 6.

ACHESON

90 million bushel surplus of potatoes - have deal with Spain - State approves.

THE PRESIDENT

Discuss further with Marshall - but policy with Spain is not changed.

STEELMAN

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.

THE PRESIDENT

Agreed to committee. Cabinet to make suggestion as to how the committee should be organized.

ATTY GENL

Portal-to-portal opinion should be organized.


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