Truman offers Eisenhower plane to fly to Korea

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 1952 (UP) - President Truman today congratulated Dwight D. Eisenhower on his election and offered him the presidential plane the Independence to fly to Korea. Eisenhower had said that if elected he would go to Korea to try to find a solution to the war.

Truman also said Eisenhower should "immediately" send a representative to confer with budget officials on the 1951 budget which will be submitted to Congress before the new president is inaugurated on Jan. 20.


Acting White House Press Secretary Robert Tubby read Truman's telegram to reporters aboard the President's train as it rolled through West Virginia taking Truman back to Washington for his final weeks in the White House.

Truman will hold a news conference at 4 p.m. tomorrow, Tubby said.

Here is the text of President Truman's message to Eisenhower:

"Congratulations on your overwhelming victory. The 1954 budget must be presented to the Congress before Jan. 15. All preliminary figures have been made up. You should have a representative meet with the director of the Bureau of the Budget immediately. The Independence will be at your disposal if you still desire to go to Korea."


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