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May

14

1986

May 14, 1986



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Diary Entry - 05/14/1986

Wednesday, May 14, 1986

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A light day—usual staff & N.S.C. meetings then a meeting with Sen. Helms. He brought a big—about 2 foot by 3 foot book made up of letters & pictures by the 2nd grade students, including his grandson, of a school in Raleigh N.C. Each page was a crayon pict. drawn by a student & that students letter on the subject of “If I were Pres.” Their teacher Mrs. Allinger must be a fine teacher indeed. Then the Sen. & I got down to basics on his reasons for voting against our arms sales to Saudi Arabia. I think maybe he’ll support my veto. I made a few phone calls on the same subject. Then a meeting with a remarkable young man Bob Wieland. He lost his legs in Vietnam and has just completed a 3 yr. walk across the U.S. He does about 3 to 5 miles a day. He sits down & literally walks with his hands. He reaches out lifting his body off the ground & swinging foreward. His cause is World hunger. I went over to E.O.B. & spoke to the Tax Reform Action Committee. They are helping us lobby for the Tax reform bill. All of this was before lunch. Then George S. came by for a meeting & we discussed how to deal with the Soviets & get reduction of land based nuc. missiles. Some desk work & upstairs by about 3 P.M.