Cabinet Meeting Minutes, August 1, 1950. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.
CABINET MEETING, AUGUST 1, 1950
V.P. and Tobin absent
The Circuit Court has sustained the Dept of Justice in the case of the 11 Communists convicted in Federal Court.
There is a determined drive in the Senate to pass the Mundt-Nixon bill.
Will not accept this bill in any form.
Has prepared a compromise bill seeking registration of any individual who is or has been a member of any organization which has been convicted of subversive activity which will be submitted for study to the President and Senator Lucas.
Gen McArthur [MacArthur] still believes we will not be chased out of Korea.
Commodity market seems to be stabilizing very well. Cotton - hogs - lard are down today in market.
Plans to offer a 100 million dollar bill in Congress tomorrow for stockpiling. On Civil Defense question - all thru country there has been a consistent effort to smear program. Is sticking to plan to present complete program in Sept and not before.
General discussion of policy to be set with respect to political speeches by Cabinet members.
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