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Commodity Policy; North-South Relations


242. Memorandum From Secretary of the Treasury Shultz to President Nixon

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, Scowcroft Daily Work Files, Box 3, 6/22–26/73. Confidential.


243. Memorandum From the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 333, Subject Files, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) (April 1969–August 1973). Confidential. Sent for action. A stamped notation on the memorandum indicates Nixon saw it.


244. Letter From President Nixon to Secretary of the Treasury Shultz

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 333, Subject Files, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) (April 1969–August 1973). No classification marking.


245. Memorandum From Charles Cooper of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–200, National Security Study Memoranda, NSSM 187. Secret. Sent for action. Concurred in by Kennedy.


246. National Security Study Memorandum 187

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 1058, Institutional Materials, NSC Institutional Papers—September 1973 [4 of 4]. Secret.


247. Memorandum From Richard Kennedy and Charles Cooper of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 368, Subject Files, PL–480. Confidential. Sent for information. The attached NSC correspondence profile indicates that Kissinger noted the memorandum.


248. Transcript of a Telephone Conversation Between the President of the World Bank (McNamara) and the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, Kissinger Telephone Conversations, Box 22. No classification marking.


249. Transcript of a Telephone Conversation Between Secretary of the Treasury Shultz and the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, Kissinger Telephone Conversations, Box 22. No classification marking.


250. Transcript of a Telephone Conversation Between the President of the World Bank (McNamara) and the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, Kissinger Telephone Conversations, Box 22. No classification marking. All blank underscores are omissions in the original.


251. Memorandum From Charles Cooper of the National Security Council Staff to Secretary of State Kissinger

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–200, National Security Study Memoranda, NSSM 187. Confidential. Sent for information. Attached to an undated note from Scowcroft to Kissinger that reads: "You wanted this for your UN trip." Kissinger wrote on the note: "Chuck—Well done—but how do I proceed bureaucratically?"


252. Study Prepared by the Ad Hoc Inter-Agency Group on International Cooperation in Agriculture

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–200, National Security Study Memoranda, NSSM 187. Confidential. This study was prepared in response to NSSM 187, Document 246. Sent to Scowcroft under cover of a November 16 memorandum from Katz, the chairman of the inter-agency group preparing the response to NSSM 187. An annex with Department of Agriculture comments on the study is attached but not printed.


253. Memorandum From Charles Cooper of the National Security Council Staff to Secretary of State Kissinger

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 324, Subject Files, Foreign Aid, Vol. II, 1972 [1 of 3]. Confidential. Sent for action.


254. Telegram From the Department of State to Certain Diplomatic Posts

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy Files. Unclassified; Priority. Drafted by Treasury staff member J. Finkel and approved by Director of Office of Development Finance Richard Benedick. Sent to Canberra, Vienna, Brussels, Ottawa, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Paris, Bonn, Reykjavik, Dublin, Rome, Tokyo, Kuwait, Luxembourg, the Hague Wellington, Oslo, Pretoria, Stockholm, London, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Belgrade, and Bern. Repeated Priority to USUN.


255. National Security Study Memorandum 197/Council on International Economic Policy Study Memorandum 33

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–203, National Security Study Memoranda, NSSM 197 [1 of 3]. Secret.


256. Memorandum From the Executive Director of the Domestic Council (Cole) to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, White House Special Files, Staff Member & Office Files, President's Office Files, President's Handwriting, Box 26, March 1974. No classification marking. Sent for action. A stamped notation on the memorandum indicates Nixon saw it.


258. Memorandum From Charles Cooper of the National Security Council Staff to Secretary of State Kissinger

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 1064, Institutional Materials, NSC Institutional Papers—May 1974 [2 of 9]. Confidential. Sent for information. Kissinger initialed the memorandum.


260. Study Prepared by the Ad Hoc Inter-Agency Group on Critical Imported Materials

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–203, National Security Study Memoranda, NSSM 197 [2 of 3]. Confidential. This study was prepared in response to NSSM 197, Document 255. Sent to Kissinger and Flanigan under cover of a July 11, 1974, memorandum from Lord.


261. Paper Prepared in the Department of the Treasury

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–203, National Security Study Memoranda, NSSM 197 [3 of 3]. Confidential. Attached to an August 7 memorandum from Parsky to Scowcroft and Eberle that reads: "Attached are the comments you requested in your memorandum of July 26, 1974, concerning NSSM 197/CIEPSM 33." See footnote 2, Document 260.


262. Record of a Meeting of the Council on International Economic Policy Senior Review Group

Source: National Archives, RG 429, Records of the Council on International Economic Policy, 1971–1977, Box 255, Senior Review Group Meetings, 1971–1974, 53908 From W. D. Eberle Re Calls CIEP/SRG Meeting for 2 p.m. August 23, 1974 Agenda: International Grain, World Food Conference, Grain Reserve, Trade Issues and Dairy Issue Date 8/22/74. Confidential. Prepared by J.M. Dunn of the CIEP staff; revised on August 28. Background materials for this meeting are in the Ford Library, National Security Council, Institutional Files, Box 12, Senior Review Group Meeting, 8/23/74—Food Committee and CIEP.


263. Minutes of the Secretary of State's Meeting on the World Food Conference

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Transcripts of Secretary of State Kissinger's Staff Meetings, 1973–1977, Entry 5177, Box 4, Secretary's Meeting on the World Food Conference, August 26, 1974. Secret. According to an attached list, the following people attended the meeting: Deputy Legal Adviser Mark Feldman, Policy Planning Staff Deputy Director Samuel Lewis, Policy Planning Staff member Robert Morris, Buffum, Enders, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations Kempton Jenkins, Martin, Murphy (not further identified) and Agency for International Development staff member Richard Birnberg.


264. Memorandum From the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Ford

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, Presidential Subject File, Box 6, Food (2). Confidential. A stamped notation on the memorandum indicates the President saw it. A September 16 covering memorandum from Kennedy and fellow NSC staff member A. Denny Ellerman to Kissinger reads: "We have worked closely with OMB, State and Agriculture in the development of the Ash memorandum (Tab A). It fairly presents the core issue which must be decided—the fiscal/inflation question as balanced against the foreign policy concern. We were not able, however, to fully explore in the paper the foreign policy ramifications and believe that the way they are now stated, although for the most part accurate, is too cryptic. The memorandum at Tab I would inform the President more fully as to the real ramifications in the foreign policy sense of the three options. It clearly points out that short of the high option (Option three), there are significant policy costs which must be accepted."


265. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, Memoranda of Conversation, Box 5. Secret; Nodis. The meeting began at 9:55, concluded at 10:25 a.m., and took place in the Oval Office. (Ibid., President's Daily Diary) On September 10, Kissinger told the President, "No decision is required now on food aid. The crop report is due next week. Butz supports it, Ash is against and Simon is torn between." President Ford retorted, "He is torn between what is right and trying to save $10 billion. Did you see the McGovern report on food aid in the paper this morning? They are supportive." Kissinger replied, "The opposition will be on financial, not political grounds. Why don't you look at this and make a decision next week?" Ford then requested a copy of the McGovern report. (Ibid., National Security Adviser, Memoranda of Conversation, Box 5) An undated memorandum from Kissinger to the President on an increase in food aid is ibid., Presidential Subject Files, Box 6, Food (4). In June 1974, Senator McGovern chaired hearings of the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition on global food issues. A report on these hearings was released on September 9. (The New York Times, September 10, 1974, p. 7)


266. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, Memoranda of Conversation, Box 5. Top Secret; Nodis. The meeting began at 12:30, concluded at 1:30 p.m., and took place in the Oval Office. In addition to those officials already listed as being in attendance, Rush and Cole were present. (Ibid., President's Daily Diary) All brackets are in the original.


267. Memorandum From the Executive Director of the Council on International Economic Policy (Eberle) to the Executive Committee of the Economic Policy Board

Source: Ford Library, U.S. Council of Economic Advisers Records, Alan Greenspan Files, Box 57, Economic Policy Board Meetings, EPB—October 1974. Limited Official Use. Printed from an unsigned copy. On October 29, Malmgren gave a report on U.S. preparations for the World Food Conference to the EPB Executive Committee that was based on this memorandum. (Ibid.)


268. Message From the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs (Enders) to Secretary of State Kissinger

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, Scowcroft Daily Work Files, Box 8, 10/25–31/74. Secret; Sensitive; Flash. The original is the text as approved for transmission before a Tohak number was assigned. On October 31, Kissinger traveled from Dacca to Rawalpindi. From October 23 to November 9, Kissinger visited Europe, South and Central Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.


269. Message From the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs (Enders) to Secretary of State Kissinger

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, Scowcroft Daily Work Files, Box 8, 10/25–31/74. Secret; Sensitive; Flash. The original is the text as approved for transmission before a Tohak number was assigned. It was sent via the White House channel.


270. Message From the President's Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Scowcroft) to Secretary of State Kissinger

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, Scowcroft Daily Work Files, Box 9, 11/1–5/74. Confidential; Eyes Only; Flash. The original is the text as approved for transmission before a Tohak number was assigned. Sent via Kissinger's Special Assistants, L. Paul (Jerry) Bremer and David Gompert.


271. Memorandum From the President's Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Scowcroft) to President Ford

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, Presidential Subject File, Box 6, Food (3). Secret; Sensitive. A note at the top of the memorandum indicates that the message was sent to the President, who spent November 2 campaigning in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Wichita, Kansas. It is attached to a November 2 memorandum from Scowcroft to Cheney that reads: "When you deliver the following message to the President, would you please convey to him that, while Secretary Kissinger believes firmly in his position on levels of food aid, he does not feel the issue to be sufficiently grave as to require another interdepartmental meeting." This memorandum is also marked as having been sent. All brackets are in the original.