Had the usual hectic day, though not so bad as some I’ve had.
Lectured eleven junior Democratic Congressmen on foreign policy. Had four Republicans not long ago-nice young men, to whom I gave the… same treatment. If I could only get all the young ones together, the military & foreign policy would become the law of the land.
Went to Jim Forestal’s house to a party for Bob Patterson. It was a nice one. A couple of Senators-Vandenburg & Gurney, the Cabinet, Gen[eral] Eisenhower & three Navy Captains. Don’t know [why] Leahy, Nimitz & House members were not there. Sam Rayburn was present-only House member there.
How we’ll miss Mrs. Patterson! as well as the Sec[retary] of War. Looks as if we’ve lost a grand, honest man & wife of the same caliber and have gained a good man and a baby talking, henna haired lady. She went to school with Claire Booth Luce-too bad I’d say. Cabinet women are a problem. I’ll write a book on it some day