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Cabinet meetings; Peace conferences; Peace treaties; Anglo-Iranian Oil Dispute, 1951-1954
Cabinet Meeting Minutes, August 24, 1951. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.
CABINET MEETING, AUGUST 24, 1951
Marshall - Absent
Chapman - Absent
Tobin - Absent
Harriman - Absent
Lovett for Defense
Searles for Interior
Galvin for Labor
Briefed Cabinet on Korea.
House is in recess. Senate is going to vote on Voice of America bill
today. Attempt will be made to increase appropriation to 85 million which
is the House figure.
Had Senator Russell Chairman of Armed Svcs Committee in today. Explained
to him danger of playing into Russian hands if adequate funds are not
available. It might well encourage a 3rd World War.
Discussions in Iran have been suspended. Basic difficulty is with
Iranians although the British have been somewhat foolish also.
Poland Russia and Czechoslovakia have accepted invitations to Japanese
Peace Treaty Conference in San Francisco. This provides three Communist
blocks. Philippines have come around so that objection to Jap Treaty is
There is a revolutionary process taking place in the type of weapons which
will go to drawing boards. This is due to new inventions and research and
development advances. These will make obsolete present weapons.
Urged Cabinet to get behind USO drive to provide funds for Service people.