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Digest of Other White House Announcements Week Ending Friday,

February 11, 1977

The following listing includes the President's daily schedule and other items of general interest as announced by the White House Press Office during the period covered by this issue. Events and announcements printed elsewhere in the issue are not included.

February 5

The President met at the White House with:

--Zbigniew Brzezinski, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs;

--Adm. and Mrs. Hyman G. Rickover and Mrs. Carter for lunch.

The President declared a major disaster for a nine-county area of the State of New York because of damage caused by an abnormal accumulation of snow and ice resulting from a series of 'blizzards and snowstorms, beginning about January 16, 1977.

The President declared an emergency for the State of Michigan because of an abnormal accumulation of snow and ice on vital transportation arteries within the State.

February 7

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--senior White House staff members;

--the Cabinet;

--Secretary of Defense Harold Brown and Bert Lance, Director of the Office of Management and Budget;

--Vice President Walter F. Mondale;

--Acting Mayor Michael A. Bilandic and Alderman Tom Donovan of Chicago and Senator Adlai Stevenson and Representative Dan Rostenkowski of Illinois.

The President announced his intention to retain Jack M. Eckerd, of Belleair, Fla., as Administrator of General Services.

February 8

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--the Democratic congressional leadership;

--Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota;

--Huang Chen, Chief of the Liaison Office of the People's Republic of China, Vice President Mondale, Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, and Dr. Brzezinski;

--Gov. Richard F. Kneip of South Dakota;

--members of the U.S. Supreme Court and their wives for dinner.

The President declared a major disaster for the State of New Jersey as a result of ice conditions on the Delaware Bay and its tributaries and along the Atlantic Coast, beginning about December 26, 1976.

February 9

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--Democratic members of the House Committee on Government Operations;

--a group of Senators and Representatives from Mexican American border States and districts to discuss Mexican American border problems,

The President sent a personal message of condolence to King Hussein of Jordan on the death of his wife, Queen Alia.

February 10

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--Senator Charles H. Percy of Illinois;

--Alfredo Duran, chairman of the Democratic Party of Florida, and Richard Pettigrew, former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.

The President attended a foreign policy briefing in the Cabinet Room for members of the First Family and the senior White House staff.

February 11

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--representatives of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia, Dr. Brzezinski, and Philip C. Habib, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs;

--Mayor Abraham Beame of New York City to discuss the financial situation of the city;

--Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, Ambassador at Large Ellsworth Bunker, Sol M. Linowitz, Special Representative of the President for the Panama Canal negotiations, and Dr. Brzezinski, to discuss the negotiations;

--Secretary Vance and Dr. Brzezinski; --Vice President Mondale, Secretary Brown, Dr. Brzezinski, and Mr. Lance.

The White House announced that Jack M. Eckerd has decided not to remain as the Administrator of General Services.

The White House announced that the President expressed his deep personal regret and that of the American people on the death of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, President of India. The President designated his mother, Lillian Carter, and his son Chip to represent the United States at the state funeral in New Delhi on February 13.

The President left the White House for a weekend trip to Plains, Ga. He flew to Georgia on board a U.S. Air Force National Emergency Airborne Command Post aircraft and was briefed about the aircraft during the flight.

Jimmy Carter, Digest of Other White House Announcements Week Ending Friday, Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243267

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