Symington, Stuart, 1901-1988; Brannan, Charles F. (Charles Franklin), 1903-1992; Webb, James E. (James Edwin), 1906-1992; Bradley, Omar Nelson, 1893-1981; Johnson, Louis Arthur, 1891-1966; Snyder, John W. (John Wesley), 1895-1985; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1
Cabinet meetings; Korean War, 1950-1953
Cabinet Meeting Minutes, August 18, 1950. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.
CABINET MEETING, FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1950
Vice Pres. Absent
(Webb for Acheson)
Briefed Cabinet on Korea.
Malik made no new proposal at U. N. with respect to Korea. Russia is still
on the fence and it seems that they are delaying any proposition until they
see which way the war goes in Korea.
Thinks the tax bill is in pretty good shape in the Senate Committee. The
O'Mahoney Bill is too hastily written and if reported to floor would
require lengthy hearings and debate.
The hearings in Senate Foreign Relations yesterday went very well. Johnson
told Committee that any decision on how World War III would be prosecuted,
if necessary, would be that of the Commander-in-Chief and no one else.
We are still negotiating with the Australians for the purchase of their
wool crop. Suggests a buying mission to prevent individual mills with
government contracts from boosting prices by individual bids in competition
with each other.
Had a good meeting this week with the Chairmen of Regulatory Agencies. It
is amazing how these agencies have been gutted by Congress by reductions in
Congress should be reminded that some of these agencies are participating
in war effort and that Congressional cuts are impeding the war effort.
The action by Congress is a deliberate and planned program of the Right
Wing Democrats and the Republicans.