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November 30, 1988
Another 10 A.M. day. The Wash. Post mis-stated the case of Ollie North. A. B. Culvahouse gave me the legal details & corrected the story that had suggested I would be a witness. Budget Review Board meets today to receive budget proposals for various dept’s.
Ken reported on his meeting with his successor Gov. Sununu. The Gov. wants a detailed report on our staff duties & performance. Fred Ryan came in & reported on Presidential Library progress. I was pleased to learn we’ve been shipping stuff to Eureka College for their museum.
N.S.C.—A letter from P.M. Mulroney. He’d like a meeting to talk over a trade problem we have with “Shakes & Shingles.” Word received that Swiss have notified govt. of Philippines that 3 Swiss Banks have a total of $350 mil. in accounts under Marcos’s name.
Dr’s. have ruled that Marcos is healthy enough to travel.
Word came of an accident with a gun caused a fire on the Carrier U.S.S. Nimitz. No damage to ship—only to some planes.
We are losing further our Persian Gulf protection. Ships will patrol zones in stead of accompanying ships. Also a barge is being taken away. It carried supplies & served as a landing pad for helicopters.
Word is Bhutto will be named Pakistan P.M. tomorrow. First woman to serve as such in any Islam state. Met with Ricardo Bofill—leader of Cuban Rights Committee. He’s campaigning worldwide on subject of human rights. Castro had him imprisoned for 11 of his 45 yrs.
Then artist who is doing my Nat. Gallery portrait came in & sketched me while I did some desk work.
Lunch then photos with 60 Admin. Officials. Then into the Cabinet room for photos with our U.S. Savings Bond Volunteer Comm. Geo. Shultz brought me his letter of resignation. Some photos with local leaders who help on inaugurals in Dip. Room. Then upstairs & finally donned Black Tie for dinner in State Dining Rm. for volunteers including a number from foreign countries—supporters of Presidential Library. It was a nice dinner following the receiving line & then after dinner a mix & mingle with old friends & new. And so to bed.