George M. Elsey Papers, Harry S. Truman Library
Memorandum by the Administrative Assistant to the President (Elsey) to the Secretary to the President (Hassett)
I attach a short statement along the lines of remarks I drafted for the President’s use at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, last May. This portion of the speech was deleted prior to delivery because Charley Murphy and I felt that a lot of thought has to be given to this before we could even present it to the President.
Charley and I have talked about it occasionally since that time, but have never pursued the idea very far. A memo from Charley, and one from David Lloyd, are also attached.1
After you have read these—at your convenience—I should like to sit down with you and get your ideas.2
- The memoranda by Charles S. Murphy, Special Counsel to the President, and David D. Lloyd, Administrative Assistant to the President, are not printed, but can be found in the Elsey Papers.↩
- At the bottom of the source text, the following handwritten notation was made: “Handed to W[illiam] D. H[assett] on Williamsburg; read & returned by him with advice to drop the matter. Myron Taylor had tried last year with no success to work out such a matter.”↩
- Drafted by Elsey.↩