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Digest of Other White House Announcements Week Ending Friday,

April 01, 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.

March 27

The President returned to the White House from Camp David, Md.

March 28

The President met at the White House with:

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

--senior White House staff members;

--the Cabinet;

--Vice President Walter F. Mondale;

--Assistant to the President James R. Schlesinger;

--Soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele);

--the Economic Policy Group. The White House announced that Roy. Jenkins, President of the Commission of the European Communities, will visit Washington April 18-19 for meetings with President Carter and senior U.S. officials.

March 29

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--Charles L. Schultze, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers;

--Secretary of the Treasury W. Michael Blumenthal;

--Vice President Mondale, Adm. Stansfield Turner, Director of Central Intelligence, and Dr. Brzezinski;

--Representative Phillip Burton of California;

--members of the President's Commission on Mental Health;

--representatives of small business associations;

--Secretary of Defense Harold Brown. The White House announced that Mario Soares, Prime Minister of Portugal, will meet with the President in Washington on April 21.

The President today transmitted to the Congress the annual report on the National Cancer Program for calendar year 1975 prepared by the Director of the National Cancer Institute.

The White House announced that earlier this month, Secretary of State Vance forwarded to the President $3.6 billion worth of arms sales proposals for possible transmittal to the Congress. After personally reviewing each proposed sale, the President on March 27 directed a selected number of sales, totaling just over $2 billion, to be transmitted to Congress. Of these $2 billion which he has directed to be transmitted, over half of those are sales involving either construction or follow-on logistic support for systems already sold. And the bulk of the remaining cases are weapons transfers to NATO countries. The decisions on the remaining cases will be made when an interagency policy review is completed in April.

March 30

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--the selection committee to recommend a Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities;

--Gov. J. James Exon of Nebraska;

--Dr. Frank Press, Director-designate of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The President today transmitted to the Congress the annual report of the Civil Service Commission for fiscal year 1975.

At his regular news conference today, Press Secretary Jody Powell read a correction for the record concerning a White House press release of March 2, 1977 (page 274 of this volume). Mr. Powell stated, "We indicated on March 2 with regard to the development of a national energy policy that the mail would go to the general public seeking their views on the energy situation; that the mailing would be drawn from the census lists. That was incorrect. It is, in fact, illegal to draw names from the census lists. So, we didn't do it. In fact, we did in fact use mailing lists obtained from the Reuben H. Donnelley Company. They were random samplings based on Bureau of Census data. The mailing went forward, but just from a different list process."

March 31

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--entertainer Billy Eckstine;

--Dr. Schlesinger;

--winners of the White House News Photographers Association competition.

The President today transmitted to the Congress the budget of the District of Columbia for fiscal year 1978.

The President today declared an emergency for the States of Iowa and Washington because of the impact of a drought.

April 1

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--Mr. Lance;

--Senator Floyd K. Haskell of Colorado and representatives of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union; --Vice President Mondale, Admiral Turner, and Dr. Brzezinski;

--Senator Herman E. Talmadge of Georgia;

--Gov. Joseph P. Teasdale of Missouri.

The White House announced that the President has requested that the Secretary of Defense dispose of the Presidential yacht Sequoia by offering it for public sale.

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/243643

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