Cabinet Meeting Minutes, January 11, 1952. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.
CABINET MEETING, JANUARY 11, 1952
Briefed Cabinet on Korea.
Caldwell is putting on a good exhibit at the Inter-Departmental Auditorium. The President saw it this morning and recommended it to Cabinet members.
Home rule for District of Columbia bill will be taken up in Senate on Monday.
Have had 3 meetings with Eden and now it is believed that British will contribute to European armies. This should bring Belgians and Dutch into the picture.
British now agree that they should work with us toward the Iran oil situation. Are working out approach to the Egyptian problem.
Chinese have begun infiltration in Indo-China which is a serious situation.
Had 3 hour session with House Armed Services Committee yesterday. They were courteous and friendly. Have had conferences with British Military which indicated some progress.
Appreciates the position taken by the President with respect to the Dept. of Justice in his press conference yesterday. President gave McGrath a vote of confidence.
The statehood bills for Alaska and Hawaii will receive more favorable consideration in this session of Congress.
Complimented President on his State of the Union Message.
Belgians are bucking our suggestion that they increase their budget for munitions production. This will be a difficult position to defend to Congress - and may affect other NATO countries.
Will have howls in the next few weeks on cutbacks in civilian production in the next quarter. We do not have enough materials to go around.
There are 600,000 less unemployed than there were a year ago.
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