By Stephen Schlesinger
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This private sanctum on the ground floor of the Capitol, called by insiders the “Board of Education,” was the place where the Speaker entertained congressional leaders. On seeing Truman, Lewis Deschler, the House parliamentarian, prompted Rayburn to tell Truman about his need to return a phone call from Roosevelt’s White House press secretary, Steve Early. Truman dialed Early. ” That was a departure from routine. Truman normally entered the White House through the East Executive Avenue entrance, where he could visit Roosevelt unobserved.
Government should not accept a “whitewash of the Warsaw regime” set up by the Soviets. He said the Soviets knew their puppet regime had little support among the Polish people. Next, Truman met with Anthony Eden, the British foreign secretary, and Lord Halifax, the British ambassador to the United States. They discussed a final text of the joint communication that he and Churchill were going to send to Stalin concerning Poland. The message stated that it was time to “correct the completely erroneous impression” that the Western Allies wished to exclude the Lublin regime from a coalition government.
Truman had another meeting—this one lasting forty-five minutes—with Secretary of State Stettinius, to go over the world matters of the day. ” Truman said he planned to address the opening by radio. Once they had discussed those issues, Stettinius brought up other questions that would likely affect the conference, including America’s deteriorating relationship with the Soviet Union since Yalta. He blamed the darkening skies on Stalin’s “political problems” in his own country. Truman responded, according to Stettinius, by suggesting that it was high time to “stand up to the Russians,” implying perhaps that Washington had been too easy with them.