Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Wilson, Charles Edward, 1886-1972; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Chapman, Oscar L. (Oscar Littleton), 1896-1978; Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971; Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1895-1986; Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986; Ridgway, Matthe
Cabinet meetings; Korean War, 1950-1953

Cabinet Meeting Minutes, January 25, 1952. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.

CABINET MEETING, JANUARY 25, 1952

Vice Pres - Absent
Tobin - Absent
Galvin for Labor

No briefing on Korea.

ACHESON

Meeting tomorrow in Paris tomorrow of representatives of 6 nations seeking to set up a European Army. The program is showing signs of progress. The new French government is still a minority govt and may be short lived. Events are more favorable in talks with British on Iranian oil crises. They have made some concessions.

LOVETT

Truce talks in Korea have bogged down. Ridgeway's [Ridgway's] deputy is coming to Washington to report and seek instructions.

CHAPMAN

Is making report to Chas Wilson in a few days on fuel oil situation. It is a transportation problem, not a supply problem. It does not look serious at this time. Is getting more support for mine safety program in Congress than was expected.

THE PRESIDENT

Is pleased with progress of Congress on Internal Revenue Re-organization bill which was submitted to this session.

HARRIMAN

Has been meeting with Congressional groups on Mutual Assistance Program. They are at present time jockeying for restrictions and conditions under which Foreign Aid will he applied. They do not indicate all out opposition but are striving for crippling amendments.

WILSON

Is running into new critical period on availability of copper and aluminum if we are to maintain present production schedules. The only answer is to dip into stockpile.

THE PRESIDENT

Agrees.

LOVETT

There are 2 Congressional committees who are critical of further inroads into stockpile.

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