Eisenhower Library, Eisenhower papers, Whitman file, Admin series
The Chairman, U.S. Section, Permanent
Joint Board on Defense (Henry) to the President
My Dear Mr. President: In view of the impending visit of the Prime Minister of Canada, I wish to inform you that at the last [Page 2076] meeting of the Board, the Chairman of the Canadian section made a strong plea on behalf of his Government that the Board reaffirm its position, taken in 1948 and 1951, that completion of the St. Lawrence waterway and power projects had a direct bearing on the defense of North America. I assured General McNaughton, Canadian Chairman, that this view, summarized in the attached memorandum, would be brought to the attention of United States authorities.
Major General, U.S.A. (Ret.)
- Agenda memorandum for the members of the PJBD, Apr. 2, 1953, not printed. (Eisenhower Library, Eisenhower papers, Whitman file, Admin series)↩