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September

10

1986

September 10, 1986



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Diary Entry - 09/10/1986

Wednesday, September 10, 1986

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Daniloff has been charged with Espionage. This was Brazil day. The usual ceremony—parade of troops, 21 gun salute et al. In our pvt. meeting I told him we were called the Colossus of the North but Brazil was the Colossus of the South and together we could be a great force for good. He liked that. I think we struck a chord and can become very close as allies. He’s doing a great job of democratizing Brazil.

In the P.M. the annual visit of the Boys Clubs of America with the winner of the American Youth of the Year (a young lad from Pittsfield Mass. [Shawn Southard]) the other 4 finalists & the Bus. representatives who support the Boys Club. I was presented with a scroll pledging that they were going to present me next year with a mil. pledges against drugs. Then a visit with Linda Chavez who has just won the Maryland primary to become our Cand. for U.S. Senate against Mildred McCulsky.

During lunch hour I dropped by the Roosevelt room where a couple of our people were hosting a visit by members of the Boston Red Sox ball club.

Then I spent the rest of the afternoon on a lot of homework with mail & phone calls to Ambas. & Judge appointees. Tonite is the State Dinner which Nancy has planned for outdoors. The Sky has been gray all day but the temp. remains as of 5 P.M. about 74°. I pray it will stay warm enough. Well it did stay warm & the clouds passed away revealing 1/4 moon. It really was an enjoyable party. The receiving line was in the Blue room with everyone going outdoors to the beautifully lighted Rose Garden. After dinner Paul Anka sang on a stage erected on the S. Lawn. It turned into a late night—got to bed at 12:30. George Shultz gave me word that Soviet Ambas. Dobrynin brought an offer to turn Daniloff over to our Amabas. if we’d the same with their spy. I told him to do it. I think it’s very important to get our guy out of their jail & away from that 4 hours a day interrogation.