Longhand Note of President Harry S. Truman, December 5, 1950. President's Secretary's Files - Longhand Notes.
December 5, 1950
A most busy and hectic day. Charlie Ross and I went to the National Guard Armory at the east end of Capital Street where I addressed the White House Conference on Youth and Children. Had a very cordial reception (See speech.) Went back to the office, signed mail and documents as usual. Talked to Charlie Ross on the way back about releases of Attlee conference. Saw some customers, the Budget, 4H, and General Marshall. Harriman, Gen. Marshall, Charlie Ross and I went to the Williamsburg for lunch with the British Prime Minister and his aides.
It was a very satisfactory gathering. The Speaker, Sam Rayburn, Sen. Connelly, Sen. Wiley, Cong. Eaton, Richards, Gen. Bradley, Field Marshal Slim, and others had lunch.
After lunch the Senators and Congressmen left the ship and State Defense, Treasury and their aides discussed the Asiatic situation. The British still seem to think that all should be given up in the Far East to save Europe. I said No!
We talk some more tomorrow. The position of the British on Asia is, to say the least fantastic. We cannot agree to their suggestions. Yet they say they will support us whatever we do!
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