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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.
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
De Gasperi Italian Prime Minister has left Washington very pleased with his
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
We are having a power shortage in North West due to extended dry weather.
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
Has just returned from South. Finds much friendlier feeling in that area
toward the President and administration.
Is leaving (having?) report on defense requirements for the District of
Columbia in event of an attack.
Is working to set up faster screening and settlement of defense production