(1890 - 1969) 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961
"Arrived W.H. at 7:20 a.m. Went into elliptical sitting room on 2d Floor. 22 guests, all men. Guests introduced themselves to each other, Floyd Odlum, Dr Rappalye, Lt Col. Fairchild, among them. Cocktails and highballs & hors d`oeuvres ... Visited Lincoln room en route to Dining room. P. described bed & other L[incoln] items. Floyd Odlum sat on P`s right, F on P`s left. Doctor in charge of Vet`s hospitals on my left. I told P. it was nice to sit by him & he said `'Why not, you are the only class mate here.` ... Conversation on bursitis, arthritis wonder drugs.... Conversation on many subjects. Tariff & trade, debt limit. `inhibited`' expenditures. Ford negotiating with employees. Highway program. poker, Churchill & sleeping medicine. Russian visit to Tito. Possibility of world peace. Nato strength. Atomic energy & uranium, Belgian Congo`s are used up largely, reach for more. ...
Talked with Floyd Odlum on Arthritis Foundation & Richmond chapter. With Dr. Rappalye on Nat`l Found for Med. Educ. A.M.A. has reduced annual contribution from $500,000 to $100,000. He thinks we will get 50% larger gift in December."
Two state dinners were held at the White House in June of 1958: one on the 4th honoring Theodor Heuss of West Germany (the following year Heuss was to assume the presidency of that country); and one on the 17th held in honor of Philippines president Carlos P. Garcia.
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