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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.

ACHESON

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.

V. P.

Senate has not done much this week. House voted military appropriation bill in good shape.

THE PRESIDENT

Inflation is on the march again. By next March we will be back to the peak of prices and cost of living.

TOBIN

The controls bill is impossible to administer.

WILSON

Industry is going to demand price increases and because of Capehart amendment to control bill we will have to grant the increases.

THE PRESIDENT

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.


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