Public Papers of Ronald Reagan
May 1987

May 1, 1987
Remarks Following Meetings With Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone of Japan
Joint Statement on Japan-United States Relations
Nomination of Michael A. McManus, Jr., To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Communications Satellite Corporation
Nomination of Jerry Lee Calhoun To Be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and Designation as Chairman
Nomination of Noreen C. Thomas To Be a Member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement
Nomination of Joni Tada To Be a Member of the National Council on the Handicapped
Remarks at a White House Briefing for Members of the American Legislative Exchange Council
Proclamation 5645 -- Loyalty Day, 1987
Message to the Congress Reporting on the National Emergency With Respect to Nicaragua
Announcement of the Appointment of Max L. Friedersdorf as the United States Representative to the Conference on Disarmament

May 2, 1987
Radio Address to the Nation on International Trade and the Deficit

May 3, 1987
Informal Exchange With Reporters on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy in New York, New York
Remarks to the 100th Annual Convention of the American Newspaper Publishers Association in New York, New York

May 4, 1987
Statement on the Soviet-United States Nuclear and Space Arms Negotiations
Nomination of Joy Cherian To Be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Proclamation 5646 -- International Textile Trade
Remarks on Signing the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week Proclamation
Proclamation 5647 -- Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week, 1987
Proclamation 5648 -- National Maritime Day, 1987
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Establishment of a National Commission on AIDS
Statement on the Establishment of a National Commission on AIDS
Proclamation 5649 -- National Correctional Officers Week, 1987

May 5, 1987
Appointment of Dan Crippen To Be Deputy Assistant to the President in the Office of the Chief of Staff
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Soviet-United States Nuclear Risk Reduction Centers Agreement
Nomination of Denis Lamb To Be United States Representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, With the Rank of Ambassador
Remarks on Signing the Executive Order Establishing the White House Conference for a Drug Free America
Executive Order 12595 -- White House Conference for a Drug Free America
Appointment of Lois Haight Herrington as Chairman and Executive Director of the White House Conference for a Drug Free America
Informal Exchange With Reporters on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy
Proclamation 5650 -- National Older Americans Abuse Prevention Week, 1987
Nomination of Fred William Alvarez To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor

May 6, 1987
Appointment of John M. Albertine as a Member of the Aviation Safety Commission, and Designation as Chairman
Appointment of Julie D. Belaga as a Member of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education
Statement on the Death of Former Director of Central Intelligence William J. Casey
Message to the Congress on Energy Security
Remarks at the Harley-Davidson Company Employee-Management Forum in York, Pennsylvania
Remarks to Harley-Davidson Company Employees in York, Pennsylvania

May 7, 1987
Remarks to Members of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists
Appointment of Willie J. Nunnery as a Member of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science
Nomination of James H. Michel To Be United States Ambassador to Guatemala
Message on the Observance of Cinco de Mayo, 1987
Message on the Observance of National Nursing Home Week, May 10 - 16, 1987
Executive Order 12596 -- Career Status of Federal Employees

May 8, 1987
Statement on the Death of Stewart B. McKinney
Remarks to Reporters on the Decline in the Unemployment Rate
Statement on Senate Action on the Budget Bill
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the International Trade Bill
Statement on the United States Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty Proposal
Appointment of James L. Hooley as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Advance
Proclamation 5651 -- National Digestive Diseases Awareness Month, 1987

May 9, 1987
Radio Address to the Nation on Defense Spending
Proclamation 5652 -- Jewish Heritage Week, 1987

May 10, 1987
Remarks at the Dedication of Tuskegee University's General Daniel ``Chappie'' James Center in Alabama
Remarks at the Tuskegee University Commencement Ceremony in Alabama
Remarks at Bob Hope's 40th Anniversary Salute to the United States Air Force in Fayetteville, North Carolina

May 11, 1987
Nomination of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson To Be a Member of the Board for International Broadcasting
Appointment of David Harris as a Member of the Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education
Designation of Jerald Conway Newman as Chairman of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Report of the Japan-United States Cooperative Medical Science Program
Statement on the Investigation of Attorney General Edwin Meese III
Informal Exchange With Reporters

May 12, 1987
Remarks to Congressional Leaders on Defense Spending
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the United States Antisatellite Program
Appointment of J. Willard Marriott, Jr., as the United States National Chairman for the 1987 United Nations Day
Remarks at a White House Briefing for Members of the Council of the Americas
Proclamation 5653 -- Just Say No to Drugs Week, 1987
Proclamation 5654 -- National Osteoporosis Week, 1987

May 13, 1987
Nomination of Hume A. Horan To Be United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
Executive Order 12597 -- Establishing Procedures for Facilitating Presidential Review of International Aviation Decisions by the Department of Transportation
Informal Exchange With Reporters on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy
Appointment of Howard M. Temin as a Member of the National Cancer Advisory Board
Nomination of George A. Conn To Be a Member of the National Council on the Handicapped
Remarks Following Meetings With President Vinicio Cerezo Arevalo of Guatemala

May 14, 1987
Memorandum on Argentina's Decision to Eliminate Export Taxes on Soybeans and Soybean Products
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the President's Meeting With Members of the Philippine - United States Business Committee

May 15, 1987
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Southeast Regional Editors and Broadcasters
Proclamation 5655 -- World Trade Week, 1987
Proclamation 5656 -- National Fishing Week, 1987
Statement on the Death of Rita Hayworth
Statement on Signing a Bill Amending the Bankruptcy Code

May 16, 1987
Remarks at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Commencement Ceremony
Radio Address to the Nation on Free and Fair Trade and the Budget Deficit

May 18, 1987
Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the ``E'' and ``E Star'' Awards
Statement on the Attack Against the U.S.S. Stark
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Report of the Federal Council on Aging
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Attack Against the U.S.S. Stark
Proclamation 5657 -- Extending United States Copyright Protections to the Works of Singapore
Nomination of H. Lawrence Garrett III To Be Under Secretary of the Navy
Appointment of M. Lester O'Shea as a Member of the Board of Foreign Scholarships
Appointment of Three Members of the Committee for Purchase From the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped
Nomination of Francis J. Ivancie To Be a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission
Appointment of Kathie Regan Russo as a Member of the Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education
Proclamation 5658 -- National Tourism Week, 1987

May 18, 1987
Nomination of Hume A. Horan To Be United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

May 19, 1987
Written Responses to Questions Submitted by the Kuwaiti Newspaper Al-Qabas
Remarks on Arrival in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Question-and-Answer Session With Area Reporters in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Remarks at the Commencement Ceremony for Area High School Seniors in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Nomination of Willard Ames De Pree To Be United States Ambassador to Bangladesh
Message to the Congress Designating Greenland as a Beneficiary Developing Country Under the Generalized System of Preferences
Nomination of Leonard Grant Shurtleff To Be United States Ambassador to the Congo
Proclamation 5659 -- Death of American Servicemen on Board United States Ship Stark
Proclamation 5660 -- Amending the Generalized System of Preferences
Memorandum on the Generalized System of Preferences

May 20, 1987
Remarks on Receiving the Department of Education Report on Improving Education
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Department of Defense Report on the Strategic Defense Initiative
Appointment of Nine Members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council
Letter Accepting the Resignation of Mari Maseng as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Liaison
Appointment of Four Members of the Board of Directors of the Federal National Mortgage Association

May 21, 1987
Remarks on Signing the Bill Amending the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act
Statement Following a Meeting With Austrian Chancellor Franz Vranitzky
Proclamation 5661 -- Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 1987

May 22, 1987
Remarks at a Memorial Service for Crewmembers of the U.S.S. Stark in Jacksonville, Florida
Statement on the 40th Anniversary of the Truman Doctrine

May 23, 1987
Proclamation 5662 -- National Day of Mourning for the Victims of United States Ship Stark
Radio Address to the Nation on Memorial Day and the Budget Deficit

May 26, 1987
Remarks at the Swearing-in Ceremony for William H. Webster as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Nomination of Mark L. Edelman To Be United States Ambassador to Cameroon
Nomination of W. Nathaniel Howell To Be United States Ambassador to Kuwait
Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to Ann B. Wrobleski While Serving as United States Delegate to the International Conference on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Nomination of Michael Gordon Wygant To Be United States Representative to Micronesia
Nomination of Charles L. Gladson To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development and a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation
Nomination of Randolph J. Agley To Be a Member of the Advisory Board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
Nomination of Samuel K. Lessey, Jr., To Be Director of Selective Service
Interview With Foreign Journalists Prior to the Venice Economic Summit

May 27, 1987
Interview With Foreign Television Journalists Prior to the Venice Economic Summit
Statement on Signing the Farm Disaster Assistance Act of 1987

May 28, 1987
Remarks at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Manufacturers
Designation of Ann Barbara Wrobleski as United States Representative on the Commission on Narcotic Drugs of the United Nations Economic and Social Council
Appointment of J. Willard Marriott, Jr., as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Nomination of Ewen M. Wilson To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Consumer Cooperative Bank
Appointment of Four Members of the Dwight David Eisenhower Centennial Commission

May 29, 1987
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on United States Policy in the Persian Gulf
Remarks on United States Policy in the Persian Gulf

May 30, 1987
Radio Address on Drug Abuse and Trafficking

May 31, 1987
Remarks at the American Foundation for AIDS Research Awards Dinner