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Digest of Other White House Announcements Week Ending Friday,

March 25, 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 18

The President and Mrs. Carter dined at the White House with 'Secretary of State and Mrs.. Cyrus Vance, former Secretary of State and Mrs. Henry A. Kissinger, and Zbigniew Brzezinski, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.

March 19

The President met at the White House with Dr. Brzezinski.

The President attended the annual Gridiron Dinner at the Capital Hilton Hotel.

March 21

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--the Cabinet;

--Assistant to the President James R. Schlesinger;

--members of the Ford Foundation Panel on "Nuclear Power--Issues and Choices."

In honor of American Agriculture Day, the President had lunch in the Roosevelt Room with five farmers and the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, John C. White. The farmers were: James T. Frazier of Bucksport, S.C., Homer Foster of Moville, Iowa, Tom Davis of Coule City, Wash., W. Robert Hawrigan of Fairfield, Vt., and Jose Hinjose of Edcouch, Tex. Also at the luncheon were Vice President Walter F. Mondale, Senator Herman E. Talmadge of Georgia, and Representative Thomas S. Foley of Washington.

March 22

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--the Democratic congressional leadership;

--Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii;

--Prime Minister Fukuda of Japan;

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

--Vice President Mondale;

--Dr. E. F. Schumacher, author of "Small is Beautiful, Economics as if People Mattered ;"

--the National Security Council.

March 23

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--senior White House staff members; --Representative John H. Dent of Pennsylvania;

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

--Vice President Mondale, Harold Brown, Secretary, and Charles W. Duncan, Jr., Deputy Secretary, Department .of Defense, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff;

--R. F. Botha, Ambassador of South Africa;

--Mr. Lance.

In a ceremony in the Oval Office, the President received diplomatic credentials from Ambassadors Karl Herbert Schober of Austria, Jorge Cauas of Chile, John Peter Mbogua of Kenya, Daouda Kourouma of Guinea, and Musa Simon Kunene of Swaziland.

March 24

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--members of .the Georgia congressional delegation;

--William J. Rogers, national commander, and William F. Hauck, national adjutant, American-Legion, and Raymond T. Mills, aide to the national commander;

--Mr. Lance;

--Secretary of Transportation Brock Adams and Alan S. Boyd, Special Ambassador for the United States-United Kingdom air services agreement negotiations;

--George Meany, president, and J. Lane Kirkland, secretary-treasurer, AFL-CIO;

--former President Gerald R. Ford. The President attended a foreign policy briefing by Dr. Brzezinski in the Family Theater for members of the Cabinet and their spouses.

The President hosted a dinner for Speaker of the House and Mrs. Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr.

March 25

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--Roger L. Stevens, Chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Senator Harrison A. Williams, Jr., of New Jersey, and Donald S. MacNaughton, chairman of the Corporate Fund for the Performing Arts at the Kennedy Center, to discuss financial support for the Center;

--Mr. Lance;

--Dr. Schultze;

--Vice President Mondale, Admiral Turner, and Dr. Brzezinski;

--Vice President Mondale, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Joseph A. Califano, Jr., and Dr. Schultze.

The White House announced that the President this morning received a letter signed by 57 Senators supporting his position on human rights and individual freedom. The letter was delivered by Senator Howard Metzenbaum of 'Ohio on behalf of all the signers.

The White House announced that President Anwar al-Sadat of Egypt has accepted the President's invitation to make an official working visit to Washington on April 4-5.

The President left the White House for a weekend stay at Camp David, Md.

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/243388

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