Bradley, Omar Nelson, 1893-1981; Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971; Austin, Warren Robinson, 1877-1962; Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956; Malik, Jacob (Jacob Alexandrovich), 1906-1980
Cabinet meetings; Korean War, 1950-1953; International relations; International development; Strikes and lockouts
Cabinet Meeting Minutes, August 25, 1950. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.
CABINET MEETING, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1950
Photo of Cabinet taken
Briefed Cabinet on Korea.
Malik at U. N. yesterday delivered demand that U. S. remove troops from
Formosa. Branded U.S. as aggressor in Formosa. Malik also has revised all his statements
about Korea and Formosa. U.S. welcomes U.N. making a study of our action
in Formosa. Warren Austin has been instructed to take the initiative in
this move and suggest that a commission be appointed to make the
investigation in Formosa.
Outlined the railroad strike situation to Cabinet. There is only one
approach to situation - that is seizure. A.G. has been instructed to
prepare order of seizure to be effective at 4:00 PM on next Sunday. The
announcement will be made at 4:00 PM today. Expect that employees will go
back to work under government operation on Monday next which is the strike
deadline. The President has been reluctant to seize due to shortage in
qualified men in Army to operate the railroads.
Informed Cabinet of a classic example of the merit in Point 4 program - the
program to eradicate hoof & mouth disease in Mexico - with U.S. aid the
threat to the cattle in Mexico and U. S. has been eliminated.
Conference committee on appropriation cut ECA - Point 4 and also reduced
the amount of the authorization of a loan to Spain.