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Chapman, Oscar L. (Oscar Littleton), 1896-1978; Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1895-1986; Webb, James E. (James Edwin), 1906-1992; Brannan, Charles F. (Charles Franklin), 1903-1992; Sawyer, Charles, 1887-1979; Steelman, John Roy, 1900-1999; Wilso
Cabinet meetings; Anglo-Iranian Oil Dispute, 1951-1954; Strikes and lockouts

Cabinet Meeting Minutes, ca. September 1951. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.

CABINET MEETING, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 1951

Vice Pres - Absent
Acheson - Absent
Webb for State

COL HOY (?)

Briefed Cabinet on Korea.

WEBB

British rejected new Iran proposal of oil settlement as there was nothing new proposed. British however followed President's proposal not to use force to hold the oil fields. Iran has seized the fields yesterday. Unless there is a change in govt. in Iran the situation will continue to be distressing.

De Gasperi Italian Prime Minister has left Washington very pleased with his reception.

LOVETT

There is too much delay in settling strikes in defense plants. The govt machinery to settle strikes is too slow. Information which is top secret has been carried in press and magazines which is gained from 2 sources.

(1) Contractors on top secret projects.

(2) Military personnel.

Every effort will be made to gag these people who are endangering our national security.

CHAPMAN

We are having a power shortage in North West due to extended dry weather.

WILSON

It has been suggested that we build steam plants in the area to supplement regular hydro plants. We do not have the materials to spare for this one problem.

BRANNAN

Has just returned from South. Finds much friendlier feeling in that area toward the President and administration.

SAWYER

Is leaving (having?) report on defense requirements for the District of Columbia in event of an attack.

STEELMEN

Is working to set up faster screening and settlement of defense production strikes.

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