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January

14

1985

January 14, 1985



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Diary Entry - 01/14/1985

Monday, January 14, 1985

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Not bad for a Monday—climate good too, temperature up & bright sun.

Patti called about her visit here for the inaugural. She’ll get in Sun. & be on hand for the big doings on Mon. Paul cant come. She says they cant afford for him to give up a couple of days pay.

Visit by P.M. Martens & Foreign Minister Tinderman of Belgium. Big issue was whether Belgium will hold off deploying cruise missiles as their part of the ’79 agreement with N.A.T.O. They put up quite a pitch for us to approve delay. I know they both favor deployment but dont have the backing of their parliament. I stood firm on their agreement to deploy. I’m sure this is what, in reality they wanted me to do. Now they can tell their parliament they tried & I said no.

Got some desk work done after they left & then had some visitors—Glamour Magazines Ten outstanding young women of the year. Two of them are in govt. & one is an alumnus of our admin.—One a capt. in the Army. Head of Eastman Kodak & his wife. He’s been most helpful to us. Paul Gottlieb Pres. of Harry Abrams Inc. publishers of Mike Evans book on photographs. Then Coach Lance Edwards of B.Y.U.’s undefeated, untied F.B. team.

Then after dinner it was off to open at Corcoran Gallery Mike Evans exhibit. Maureen went with us. It was a case of saying a few words to a crowd of more than 1,000 & then declaring the exhibit open & home to bed.