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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
My dear Mr. Attorney General:
April 21, 1941
With reference to the appointment by the President of
Mr. Charles Fahy, Assistant Solicitor General, as a member
of a commission to proceed to London to work out the technical
details of the formal leases in connection with the
acquisition of United States military bases on certain
British territory in the Western Hemisphere, I take pleasure
in enclosing a cow of a telegram addressed to the American
Embassy at London expressing on behalf of the President and
myself deep appreciation to Mr. Fahy and the other members
of the Commission for the splendid work which they rendered
in negotiating the Agreement, which was signed on March 71,
Robert H. Jackson,
Attorney General •
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I also take pleasure in enclosing a copy of a telegram
fron the American .Ambassador at London in regard to the difficulties
encountered and successfully overcome by Mr. Fahy
and the other members of the Commission in connection with
/s/ CORDELL HULL
To American Embassy London,
no. 1041, March 27, 1941.
From American Embassy London,
no. 1207, Marc? 27, 1941.
Secretary of State,
Dated March 27, 1941
Rec’d 1:05 p.m.
For the President and the Secretary of State.
The Base Lease Agreement has been signed. I think it
contains everything we need to use these bases effectively.
The rights and powers it conveys are far-reaching, pro
bably more far-reaching than any the British Government has
ever given anyone over British territory before. They are
not used to giving such concessions and on certain points
they have fought every inch of the way. While they have
intended all along to give us everything we really needed -they
could do no less and had no desire to do less — it was
a real struggle for them to break habits of three hundred
years. The Prime Minister has been generous throughout. Certain
powers, notably those in Article 11, are so sweeping
that the British would never have granted them except as a
natural consequence of the original agreement and the spirit
which it embodies.
JM-2-:iarch 27th, No. 1207 from London.
It is important that the agreement be carried out in
that spirit. The colonies have been lightly touched by
the war, their point of view is local and their way of life
will be greatly changed by the bases. In the main the
chnnges will benefit them but it may take them some time to
find it out.
In the nego tiations both sides have tried to avoid
anything which would wall off the bases from the local communities.
Our people and theirs are to live together with
out even a fence, much less a frontier, between them.
The character of the men in command or the bases is of
tremendous importance, especially in the beginning. If they
are the right kind and ready to carry out our part of the
agreement in a friendly and understanding spirit they can do
much to inaugurate ninety-nine years of good neighborliness.
}kllony, Fahy and Biesemeier have fought hard and won
everyone’s respect and friendship. You sent a fine team and
they have done a grand job. So did Achilles in assisting
March 27, 1941
4 p.m •
FOR FAHY, MALONY AND BIESEMEIER FRCM THE ACTING
The President joins with me in expressing to you
deep appreciation for the splendid work which you have
done in negotiating the Agreement which has just been
signed. All or us are proud of you and send you
heartiest congratulations on the conclusion or this
Supreme Court of the United States
Washington, D. c.
Robert H. Jackson
Mr. Charles Fahy
Room 553, Hotel Pennsylvania
New York, New York
?,.y dear Charlie:
November 23, 1946.
I see no harm in the second paragraph of your resolution
but the first paragraph, which reaffirms both the Charter and
the judgment of the Tribunal, runs into the difficulty that
the two are not the same. I have not wanted to be critical
of the judgment, nor have I had the time to give to its proper
analysis; but it is apparent that the application by the
Tribunal cut down very materially the intent of the Charter.
The only person who has caught this is Mr. Stimson .. · An
article which he is publishing in the coming issue of FOREIGN
AFFAIRS I have seen, and I am sure he would not object to my
quoting from it to you confidentially. He says:
“The charge of crimes against humanity was limited
by the Tribunal to include only activities pursued
in connection with the crime of war. The Tribunal
eliminated from its jurisdiction the question of
the criminal accountability of those responsible for
wholesale persecution before the outbreak of the war
in 1939. With this decision I do not here venture
to quarrel, but its effect appears to me to involve
a reduction of the meaning of crimes against humanity
to a point where they become practically synonymous
with war crimes.
If there is a weakness in the Tribunal’s findings,
r·believe it lies in its very limited construction
of the legal concept of conspiracy. That only eight
of the 22 defendants should have been found guilty
on the count of ?onspiracy to commit the various
crimes involved in the in0tctment seems to me surprising.
I believe that tae Tribunal would have been
justified in a broader construction of the law of
conspiracy, and under such a construction it might
well have found a different verdict in a case like
that of Schacht?· 11
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I note that Shawcross has run into great difficulty with
his resolution, which seemed as innocuous as this. It 1s
that sort of thing that I fear I do not see how your second
paragraph could be objected to. Perhaps the first one 1s
harmless. Anyway, you are on the ground and I shall be content
with whatever you do.
With all good wishes, I am
Room 553, Hotel Pennsylvania,
New York, New York,
November 21, 1946.
Thank you very much for sending me a copy of your
letter of November 16 to Secretary Byrnes and Senator
Austin. The.United States had intended to make no specific
proposal regarding the London Agreement at this meeting of
the General Assembly. We had, however, secured a place on
the agenda for an item looking toward fulfillment of the
Assembly 1 s obligation under Article 13 of the Charter to
encourage the progressive development of international ·1aw
and its codification. The United States proposal in this
regard, joined in by China, is now before Committee VI. A
copy is enclosed. As you will see it is for the study of
methods as the first step, and makes no reference to any
particular subject matter.
. When the correspondence between the President and
Francis Biddle was made public, while the Assembly was in
session, it seemed desirable to do something more, especially
as the President expressed the hope 11 that the United Nations,
in line with your proposal, will reaffirm the principles of
the Nuremberg charter in the context of a general codification
of offenses against the peace and security of mankind. 11 The
fu?erican Delegation at my request has accordingly approved
the enclosed additional resolution. It is now also before
Committee VI. This resolution :.s in general terms and no
effort will be made at this session of the General Assembly
to do more. I think the resolution will be adopted without
much controversy; and if that occurs some advance will have
Of course our position is that the principles of the
Charter are now a part of international law. It was for this
reason that we had not intended any special reference to the
Nuremberg principles in our original proposal contained in
the resolution first above referred to.
If the fifty-four nations adopt the second resolution,
this would seem to furnish an appropriate occasion for the
Justice Robert H. Jackson./
United States Supreme’C6urt
Washington, D. C. ··
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State Department to notify the other signatory governments
of termination under Article 7 of the London Agreement.
Any misconstruction of our ter?tnation would be obviated,
especially since the resolution of the General Assembly
would have been passed on the initiative of the United States.
The alternative is to notify the governments that we do not
intend to participate in any further international trials,
which leaves our status under the Agreement rather anomalous.
Please let me know what you think of this suggested course.
CC: Secretary of State Byrnes,
Senator Austin •
THE PRESIDENT’S COMMITI’EE ON EQUALITY
OF TREATMENT AND OPPORTUNITY
IN THE ARMED SERVICES
19 September 1949
MEMORANDUM FOR THE FAHY COMMITTEE
Subject: Meeting With Secretary Gray, 16 September 1949
On Tuesday, September 13, Mr. Fahy and I had lunch
with Mr. Carl Bendetsen (recently appointed assistant to
Secretary Gray), and General Byers, deputy to General
Brooks in Personnel and Administration. At this time, Mr.
Bendetsen proposed that a meeting be held with Secretary
Gray on Thursday before Mr. Gray left for Germany. This
was later changed to Friday in order to accommodate the
schedule of Mr. Palmer and Mr. Fahy.
Present at the meeting on Friday morning were Mr. Fahy,
Mr. Palmer and Mr. Kenworthy, representing the Committee;
and Secretary Gray, Vice Chief of Staff Haislip, Mr. Bendetsen
and Mr. King, both assistants to Mr. Gray, and Colonel
MacFadyen from General Brooks’s office, representing the
Mr. Gray began by saying that the Army was prepared
to accept the Committee’s recommendations on opening up all
MOS and Army Service Schools to qualified men, regardless
of race. There was then considerable discussion of what
the Committee meant by the assignment of men following
schooling without regard to race. Mr. Fahy and Mr. Palmer
made it clear that the Committee, while not seeking the
immediate dissolution of segregated units, meant that qualified
Negro graduates of the schools would not be limited to
assignment in Negro or overhead units, and that if there
were vacancies in white units for such specialists, the Army
shouldmt refuse to assign qualified Negroes to them on the
grounds of race. Secretary Gray accepted this meaning, and
agreed to the Committee’s principle.
There followed a lengthy discussion of the Committee’s
recommendation for substituting a GCT for a racial quota.
The Army’s position is thatit has no objection to such a
quota system insofar as it would operate to abolish the Negro
quota or to control the numbers of low score men. Its objection
is that it would lop off roughly 20 percent of the present
Army strength, both white and Negro, and the Army could not
replace these losses with volunteers who had a GCT rating 80
and above, since the current percentage of high score men 1s
less than during.wartime.
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Mr. Fahy and Mr. Palmer conceded that this is a real
difficulty, and suggested that the Army, rather than turn
down the Committee’s proposal on the GCT quota and stand
flat on the retainment of a racial quota, approach the
Committee with a plan and figures of its own; and that both
sides sit down together to work out the problem.
Mr. Fahy proposed to Secretary Gray that when he sent
up the Army’s plan to Secretary Johnson, he state that the
Army is prepared to meet the Committee’s recommendations
on MOS, schools and assignment, and that the subject of the
quota is still under study and consideration. Secretary
Our expectation is that the Army’s response will be
sent up shortly if it has not .lready reached Secretary
Johnson. Meanwhile we are expecting the Army to send its
statisticians around with a plan and figures on the quota.
It is Mr. Fahy’s suggestion that, unless the members
wish a meeting immediately, a meeting should be held as soon
as the Army plan has been sent up to Mr. Johnson. Will the
members let the office know their wishes on the meeting.
The staff would also welcome any suggestions on the quota
/s/ E. w. Kenworthy
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ADV A;:,•?:S :C-CLJ.<2-:::
c:cCK_T?Xr i>?GATi?Sf iXJLIT’–1tY
Press Release :?o. 711
October 20, 19•19
ST,\ TD/J?IJT BY THE HOllTORJ-1.BLE CI-IArJJ<;s FAHY’ UNrrED STA TES
ALTSc’½.Ni’,.TI; REPRESi<J’TTATIVE, IN PLENARY SESSIC!N GN KOREA
October 20, 1949
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TL;; Ccncnl /\ssei:,bl;/ is fulfilliDf; its highest function when it spooks
or acts en buhnlf of trD indof;Cndrncc of pcM.plcs nnd of govcrru11m ts. This is
the pre [”Xrtt c.:-.se, the co.so of Korea. The l.d Hoc Politic:J.l Conmuttl:c, as t he
first action of this Sess ion on an important political rr. .:1. ttcr, cv- erwhclmingly
resolved thc’.t the.. United lhticns Cor:iniission on Korea should continue” The
United St::;tcs urges that the Gem::ral t,sscr.tbly n ow affirm tho action of the
It ia approxirat.ely tvo ycDTs since tro General Assembly adopted its
Ruso:iuti-:n of No-.runbcr 14., 1947, dosii:!]1od to bring about the crc;aticn of a
Gov-:m:;-i’–‘Lt in Korea rcpres-.nt:;.ng the pccple of that cou::try, who were prord.scd
libi::rcticn end fr0edan n.s a. conscqt.Hnc0 cf tl1c dofoe.t of Japan. In tho pir t of
Kr::r01. scuth o:’ th8 Jdth P’.l.r2.L.el, -under Un:itcd Naticns co scrvatie:n, a frc0
election w?.s hcldo Tho Govcrn::?cnt of the P.0:oublic of Kcrca was estn.blished.
A1::ori ccr, occuμ-:ti o.c1 f0r cos wore withdr,:i,vm .. The lawful chn.racter of the new
Govarnmcnt W.J.s o.clmov,ledged by thl: Thir d Gcnornl 11.ssembly, at Paris, and that
Gov3rnrc.u1t h:i.s e:iuco bce:n recogn ized by more thrui. twenty kembcr States of the
Unit cd N,’.i. t icn s ..
:-Jo f’reo election w:.s p::;rmitkd nr:rth of the 38th Parnllel. There onethird
of tile peo plc nr.d mc-h-..lf of the arce. of the country are behind a barrier
erected by c. puppet GOVcrnr.:ent, supported by the S0viet Union. Too represmtativef
of the United Nations are exclud0d 2nd the auth o rity of the, General Assembly is
floutE>d. ;\ vnst prop2.gonda cnn’pai6n is waged age.inst the representative gov?rn
m..:nt ehosE:n freuy by tho pE::ople in the area opened to United N.:,tions ?bservation
scut h of tho 38th Par.tllel.
Tr.e United Nations Corr.r.ussi?m m Korea,. es tablished at the Third
Sessi on of the Groerr-.1 I.ssembly, has :mde a cemprehensi.vo report. It points
cut the thr6?t of conflict, cf explosive :incidmts, of the oont.inu1.tion l’.lf
socitl, e co nonic and politicnl b arricrs , cf 1 nck of unifi co. ticn o Th ere is danger
of a cruel civil war growing out of the bellicose manifestations of t hcse who
dorain,:.te n?rth Korea.
The· present_ R0solution w3.s adopted by the Ad Hoc Political Cor,lffiittee
to c ontinuc a UP.ited N,:,.tims Commissirn in Korea in o.id of :maintai.”1:irlg p:: nee
and .:furthGring too unifico.ticn and independence of Kcr1con. So l ong as th.:;re
exist s in Korea the s pi.rit of incitanept t o armed co1rb.at, and so long D.s upon
occasion such conflict in fact occurs , the purpose of tho GcncrJ.l 1\.ssur,bly to
bd.ng about tho uni fieaticn and complete in:dc: μmdence of Ker ea uncivr a. s ingl.c
nati on::i.lgovorrmcnt , sc::t up ur1der the scrutiny of the J.ssembly’s Cor,auission, is
cndrngered, :’s is cl.so the safety and we:11-boing of tho Republic t’f Kore.:-., and .
that of c..ll its inh:.bitant s. It is f or, this rmscn that the C<‘urnitte0 Rosoluticn
provides that the now Commiss ion s hall observe and report any d0ve.lopr.1wts
v,hieh r.iight lend to or c.th0 mse involve milito.ry conflict in Korm. It is our
view that a Cor.mri.ssio n anpow1..,rei to net in this .t?old will serve as an importru1t
stabilizing and deterrent influence, and th.’3.t in the• evEJnt conflict s h ould occur,
the· United Nati ons wculd have at h-:i.nd ti;;stiraony from a duly cortstituted :igency
rer;arding its m tu.re and origin, nr.d regnrdin g the res ponsibility for its
oc cur ren cc .,
Tnorn rer::ains rlso the import:’..nt tn.sk o f working toward tho rcal.izat
im of unity and :ind0pondence for all Kore?..:. Ti1e Comrnittcu Rt>solutio n prov:ides
r.10,..,ns v,hcreby, in c?.se tro threat c,f rr.ilitary conflict should be suspended or
mitig?tcd, the C01.:uni3sio n m.1.y assist in the est.:?.bli shment o f a single na.tionn.l
governmmt 0ver m undivided country. The Conr.ii.ssion is t o seek t o facilitate
the rer.nva.l of b3.rricrs to friendly int…rc:1ursc in Korea, and to make its good
offices 2.v<’tilable and be prcp:i.red tor ssist, whenever in its juJemont a. favorable
opportunity· arises, in bringing n.brut the unification o f Koroo. in accordance
\Iii th the principL:,s ond.orscd by the GEP,eral Assembly. Its nut.hority to utilize
the services ?.nd 1:},0 d offices of porsons wr.t:ther o r not rcpresmtatives on the
Coumission, is dusi;;ncd to 6ivc it the broadest pcssible fnci.lities in carrying.
eut. these i’uncticns.
We believe th:’J.t 1. Coraniss io n hr.v:i.ng these powers will be c.ble tr,
contribute 3U.bstantially, in a. wanner .”‘.ppro:;:.;rir.? te in the lieht of prcs111t con-
. diticns in Kor.Jf’., to the f:inctl soluticn of the problro of th’? ind6pe…’1dence of
that country, through tho establishment of -“· nntion::i.l gov?ru?1cnt actine; by,
?-d on behalf of, the will of n uni tiad 1—–eople. ‘,!e accordingly support the
CoF.J . .ittc.:,i r0s olution, <.Ild of cot.rsc sh,’.J.11 vote ae.c1.inst the Soviet draft resolution
which was rcje cte,d in Comr:d.tt1:;;c by r..n over,vhclm:in.? vo te. ii? stroncly reco1
?1r.1.End the Co;:ir11ittce resolution to the fav0r··0.bl0 cmsidt::ratio n of ether dele
gations as a:i e::xpression of the purpose of th.:::Gcnerol Assembly to prcJMte the
indcp:3nd ence of a lcng-sufferfag an:i valiant people whon we sh ould aid to
achievE.; what sc., I!L:.1.ny of us €lljoy – frt:;odcr.i. end inde;:emallenceo
IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 22 1 1950
STATF.MENT BY THE PRESIDENT
I have just received the report or the President’s Committee
on Equality or Treatment an?·Opportunity in the Armed Services. For
the past two years, this Committee has been working quietly to find
ways and means to bring about true equality or opportunity for everyone
in military service.
I have followed its work closely, and I know that it has
probed deeply into the problem, which is not a simple one, and has
been careful to keep uppermost the need for military efficiency.
As the Committee explored personnel practices in the Armed
Services, the members or the staff worked in the closest possible
consultation with the Army, the Navy and the Air Force. In fact, the
consultation was so close and continuous that the Committee’s recommendations
grew naturally out or the joint discussions. The Services
have accepted all or the Committee’s recommendations.
It is, therefore, with a great deal of confidence that I
learn from the Committee that the present programs or the three Services
are designed to accomplish the objectives or the President; and that as
these programs are carried out, there ilill be, within the reasonably
near future, equality or treatment and opportunity for all persons in
the Armed Services, with a consequent improvement in military efficiency.
I attach the highest importance to this COl!lmittee’s assign
ment. In the Committee’s own words, equality or treatment and opportunity
in the Armed Serv.ices is right, it 1,.s Just., and it will strengthen
the nation. That is true throughout our entire national life.
As more and more of our people have shared the.opportunity
to enjoy the good things of life, and have developed confidence in
the willingness or their fellow Americans to extend equal treatment to
them, our country has grown great and strong.
Today, the free people or the world are looking to us for
the moral leadership that will unite them in a common purpose. The
free nations or the world ar? counting on our strength to sustain
them as they mobilize their energies to resist Communist imperialism.
We have accepted these responsibilities gladly and freely.
We shall meet them with the sure knowledge that we can move forward
STATE.\illNT BY THE PRESIDENT, MAY 22 1 1950 Page 2 •
in the solution of our own problems in accordan ce with the noblest
of our national ideals – the belief that all men are created equal.
Judge Fahy and the members of his Committee have been unsparing
in the time and energy they have devoted to their mission.
EveI””J A.?erican who believes sincerely in t he language of the Constitution
and the .Declaration of Independence owes them a debt of gratitude.
This Report is submitted as the United St£tes Senate is
considering a motion to take up a Fair Employment Practices Bill.
The work of the Preside nt’s Committee on Equality or Treatment and
Opportunity in the Armed Services shows what can be accomplished by
a Commission in this admittedly difficult field. I hope the Senate
will take this Report into consideration as it debates the merits or
FEPC, and that, as I urged in my State of the Union Message in January,
it will permit this important measure to come to a vote •
THE WHITE HOUSE
July 6, 1950.
On July 26, 194?, Executive Order No. 9981 created
t.., ? 2r·csitlent1 s Co::i-ni ttce on Ec:m’!.li ty of Trcs.tment and
O :. -,01·t?.1ni ty in the Arr-“‘ cd 3ervicos, and on 8cptei,iber 18 .,
1S<i5;:. you, <.iS Cha.ir:1?..n ., and six otJ1er mC:::ibc:-n vere desig•
Y1’• “·c• ‘, …… , ,,, .. ,,. … 0 on t’n1c.• CO””=’i•te:?c On l/?y 2?, 1950 you .1,?,. -J .., , … U .•.. w•-.,.- V ,1. W 4:..J.,.c!. y,.., e o1J., 1-w, , •
pr::.>.”.,,’:;. t·.·d yo’J.r Report to r?r:, tmc I have read with much
ir:.V.:-r(i:;t and s::. tis.faction of the proJrc;T? tli;c. t hc::.s b<?en
r.1:;de in the J.. r?wd Service? under your Cor;t:::i ttce’ s guidance.
I ncto tlut the substance of tho hoport is that
t;,,.} :T<.:::s0nt yrogrm-.s of the three Services ara designed
tc a;.:c 1 )?:’;.y:-lish the objectives of the President; e:nd that
‘·’-” :·,-,· .. ~n “lr•~•,:.•r<:;:·•• ?re? c•,-,,.,.? ‘-d o· ,. +-he.re ,-•ill’ b:-:. … r<t.hin ….. _ ‘..J-4,? .• ?-:t- ;.’ \,I?.:;, C..,,,.,;) Q. t,….., t. .:,…1.,
\.,.l.i..\..;, ? i..:;, ‘l(‘f.,L
tr .. ,:: :r::c.si:..,:n.2.bly near fu turc ., cqu?li ty of treat:nent and
o:., .n1·-;;uni ty in the Art”.’ied 3erv1Ce!J, w1 th a consel:iuent
:,,· cn·over-:-.•0Jnt in 1:1ili tar:r efficiency.
Thi’? neces$ary proc·ra,,;S having be<:n adopted, I
fc,..:l :;?1:,t tlH: ;1rr:?cd Snrv::.(;i:? should now have an opportuni
·;,1 t,. · 1.-:or}: o?t in det:::.il the :?roc€·dures which will com
·? l -,’-,· . .,..h,.., ,? -i-.c,_·)’-: ….. 0 c? …. e–f'”1t•.’ in.·it1’•ted by th,,- Co1?u-?tt 0 e iJ- 1 _, t- … ? v ….. \…,:;: ..,. v-, .:J ,) ?- … u,…_.., -? 4,l. …… ..-; … a… V •
J.ccordingly, I a!n 1•clievinc the Cor.i::1ittc0 of its aszignreent
,,u of tcday ., while I F:r,, at the sarr.o tine., l1;ilVing in
effect Executive Order No. 9981. At sono later date, it
:::.2-y prove desirable to cx·1::1ino t..’le effectuation of your
Co::-i’:ittfie 1 s reco1′;;.-:tcnd.ations 1 which can be done under
Executive Order No? 9981.
You and the :menbers of your Co:rrni ttce have perfcr:
ied an outstanding service to your cotu1try. Tho care
anc: skill with which you approached this probler;I have
hel:;ed tho Services take 1, .p()rtant steps tm-.’nrd the realization
of our nntional ide.:-:ls. At this significant
mot’.c?1t in our l fri.tion’ !l histo1?y ., we are able to draw closer
together our principles and our practices for the more
er:·ecti ve defonr.o of the cause of frc,1dom.
Ver:.r sincerely your.5 1
/ s/ Harry S. Tru.imn
Tb.e Honorable ChErlcs li’ahy
Ch,,ir,,,,::m ., The ?rc?;:dent1 s Coi:mi ttee on
E?unll ty· of Tr<:a t::1.ent and O,p..,:,ortu..? ty
in tho Ar”Y.ed Services
Uazhington 25 1 D. C.
My dear Judge Fahy:
THE WHITE HOUSE
September 21, 1950
Last May, the President’s Committee on Equality of Treatment
and Opportunity in the Armed Services-presented a report
to me, and I read with much interest and satisfaction of the
progress toward equal opportunity that is being made in the
I am glad that the Services are taking these forward steps,
and I am appreciative o f the guidance the Committee furnished. I
watched the Committee’s operations closely, and I was deeply
impressed with its search for ways and means to bring about equality
of treatment and opportunity throughout the three Services.
Since the Report was submitted, the Armed Services have
been called upon by the United Nations to defend the right of
small nations to be free from aggression, and they have made a
demonstration of improved military efficiency.
The people of our country have shown that they are united
in their willingness to accept this grave responsibility, and are
enthusiastic in their devotion to the integrity of the United
Nations. We Americans will always be eager to develop in our own
lives the same ideals of human dignity and individual freedom we
are so vigorously defending on behalf o f the United Nations.
The country is grateful for the work of this Connnittee, and
I am particularly appreciative of your faithful service as Chairman.
Hono.rable Charles Fahy,
Very sincerely yours,
/s/ Harry Truman
Judge, United States Court of Appeals
for the District of Col)l.IUbia,
Washington 1, D. C.
October 16? 1957
Dear ?Ir. President:
In accordance •with our recent correspondc
??ce there is going fo:rwa:r-·d to you today by
Raihray Express Agency a box containing a considerable
quantity of papers which accumulated
in r;;; hands as Chair-man of your Cor.unittee on
Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the
Ar::.cd Services. These arc in addition to the
filvs which accur.1ulated at the offices or the
t-,taff or the Ccm:Jittee in the Pentagon.- I
have initiated some inquiries about the possibility
or the latter also being lodged 1n the
archives building which you have established
1n Independence and hope that eventually this
can be done. I an mighty glad t,hat you are
?illing to receive the pr ·ars Which I am sending.
I hope you are in good health and are
cnj eying this lovely season of the year- •.
My kind personal rega.,?s and best Wishes
to you 1n al? things.
Yours since;-ely 1 ·
The Honorable Harry s. Trur-..an
HARRY S. TaUMAN
February 3, 1958
Your contribution to the Library came 1n good
shape and those papers will be placed 1n the files
where they will improve the historical background
of 1r:hat was done.
I am as sorry as I can be that we have been so
slow in acknowledging their receipt.
I talked to Dr. Brooks about them this morning
and he tcld me they have been received and that they
Were stored in my private locked file room but that
they eventually would be indexed and placed where they
wculd do the most gocd.
Hcnorable Charles Fahy
ssoo Chevy Chase Parkway