Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Snyder, John W. (John Wesley), 1895-1985; Johnson, Louis Arthur, 1891-1966; Webb, James E. (James Edwin), 1906-1992; Symington, Stuart, 1901-1988
Cabinet meetings; Korean War, 1950-1953
Cabinet Meeting Minutes, August 4, 1950. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.
CABINET MEETING, FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1950
Webb for Acheson
Ford for McGrath
Passed out memo to inform Cabinet on suggestions for tightening up
publicity outlets in departments so that they can follow consistent line of
approach to our foreign policy.
Suggested members read speech of Soviet delegate to U. N. Security Council
Is worried about 10% appropriation cut in Executive depts.
Will pay no attention to this cut as it is illegal and will not be
administered. Asked Snyder and Justice to give him the legal background
for ignoring the Congressional directive.
Pointed out technique of Soviets to divide the U. S. internally.
The controls bill is out of control in Congress. Hopes a good bill can be
worked out in conference.
No substantial change today in Korea.