Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Daily Appointments
of Harry S. Truman

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This Presidential Appointments Calendar is based upon the records contained in the
Matthew J. Connelly Files


Monday, April 14, 1947
   
Executive Orders:  [9839 TRANSFERRING TO THE FEDERAL WORKS ADMINISTRATOR CERTAIN FUNCTIONS, POWERS, AND DUTIES RELATING TO THE GRAND RIVER DAN PROJECT (PWA DOCKET OKLAHOMA 1097-P-DS)]
11:00 am The President signed HR 1621, An Act "To authorize the
Secretary of War to lend War Department equipment and
provide services to the Boy Scouts of America in connection
with the World Jamboree of Boy Scouts to be held in France,
1947; and to authorize the Commissioner of Internal Revenue
to provide exemption from transportation tax; and further
to authorize the Secretary of State to issue passports to
bona fide Scouts and Scouters without fee for the application
or the issuance of said passports." The following were present:
Congressman LeRoy Johnson, California
Congressman Brooks Hays, Arkansas
Senator Lister Hill, Alabama
Mr. Amory Houghton, President of the Boy Scouts of America
Dr. Elbert K. Fretwell, Chief Scout Executive
Mr. W. Arthur McKinney, Asst. to Mr. Fretwell
Mr. Leslie C. Stratton, Natl. Director Public Relations
Newell N. Stultz, Troop 100, Washington, D. C.
Edward Condon, Jr. Troop 117, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Carl E. Hildebrand, with D.C. Boy Scout Organization
(This requested by Mr. Fretwell thru Cong. Johnson of Calif.)
11:15 am The Attorney General [Tom C. Clark]
The Secretary of Agriculture [Clinton P. Anderson]
(The Secretary of Agriculture requested this so that they
may talk to the President about a proposal before him
to establish a National Advisory Commission on Community
Improvement. Attached for the President's information
is a copy of letter addressed to the President by E.J. Coil.)
11:45 am Hon. Henry F. Grady, American Ambassador-Designate to India
(Asked to pay respects)
12:00 pm (Admiral William D. Leahy)
(Field Marshall Lord Maitland Wilson)
(General Sir William Morgan)
12:15 pm The President and party left for Capitol, where they lunched
in Dining Room
2:20 pm The President and party returned to White House
2:30 pm The President left White House for Griffith Stadium to attend
opening ball game
3:30 pm The President returned to White House as ball game called off
because of rain


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