220. Editorial Note

President Gerald Ford and Senator Henry Jackson met in the Oval Office on October 11, 1974, from 3:55 until 4:15 p.m. (Ford Library, President’s Daily Diary) No other record of this meeting has been found. A briefing memorandum for the President for the meeting is ibid., National Security Adviser, Scowcroft Daily Work Files, Box 8, 10/10–13/74.

In an October 15 message to President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs Henry Kissinger, President’s Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs Brent Scowcroft wrote: “The Parliamentarian has informed the President that his scheme for getting rid of Jackson’s waiver provision in conference in favor of ours is not possible. The [Page 772] President told me to call Jackson, tell him that, and explain that the President thought he had done his best and he now recommended that Jackson accept his (the President’s) waiver procedure with a one-house veto. Jackson said that he wanted to check the Parliamentarian’s findings but that he thought the President should accept his waiver procedures, with an 18-month initial period, and he proposed that he, Javits and Ribicoff meet with the President on Thursday [October 17]. The President had departed on his campaign trip before I got this response from Jackson.” (Ibid., 10/14–18/74)