Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956; Wilson, Charles Edward, 1886-1972; Tobin, Maurice J., 1901-1953; Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971
Cabinet meetings; Loyalty investigations; Military education
Cabinet Meeting Minutes, August 10, 1951. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.
CABINET MEETING, FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 1951
McGrath - Absent
Marshall - Absent
Chapman - Absent
Brannan - Absent
Harriman - Absent
Perlman - Justice
Lovett - Defense
McCormick - Agric.
Searles - Interior
COL PATTERSON (AAF)
Briefed Cabinet on Korea.
Poland yesterday closed last information office behind the Iron Curtain.
We have retaliated by closing down the Polish Information Office in New
York. We have had a bad time with the Philippines on Japanese Peace Treaty
but it is working out OK.
Senate has not done much this week. House voted military appropriation
bill in good shape.
Inflation is on the march again. By next March we will be back to the peak
of prices and cost of living.
The controls bill is impossible to administer.
Industry is going to demand price increases and because of Capehart
amendment to control bill we will have to grant the increases.
There is an outrageous condition in connection with loyalty investigations.
People are being persecuted without cause. Urged members to cooperate in
correcting these abuses. Is also very disturbed about West Point cribbing
scandal. Hopes to be able to get at the cause and develop a corrective
program to clean up the situation.