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Date: 
Oct 24, 1972
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Conversation No. 373-1 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: 12:57 pm - 1:24 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Charles W. Colson and Manolo Sanchez. Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:24 pm. Veterans -Bill signing ceremony, October 24, 1972 -The President's commitment to peace and honor -The American Legion's auxiliary publication -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Veterans benefits bill -Education Foreign affairs Campaign issues -The President’s surrogates -Elliot L. Richardson -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Chicago -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew’s speech, October 23, 1972 -Draft dodgers, amnesty -Military spending cuts -World War II -George S. McGovern's vacillation -McGovern’s campaign practices -1968 -Response to McGovern's forthcoming speech about morality -Questions -Demonstrations An unknown person entered and left at an unknown time after 12:57 pm.
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Demonstrations -Double standard -Charges against republican party -McGovern supporters -Public opinion -Public opinion -Watergate
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Campaign issues -McGovern’s proposals -Colson’s recent memorandum to surrogates -Vietnam War -US surrender -Abandonment of prisoners of war [POWs] -Welfare -Busing -Tax increases -Confidence issue -Forthcoming release of financial analysis -Total cost of proposals -Albert E. Sindlinger -Defense cuts -Wilbur H. Mills’s statement -Clairborne Pell -New York Times -Rhode Island -John J. Rhodes -Agnew's statement
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Utica, New York -Griffith’s Air Force Base -Agnew’s schedule -Texas -New York -Arkansas -Mills -McGovern’s proposals -Morality issue -Effectiveness -Watergate -Awareness by Wisconsin farmers -News summary
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 ***************************************************************** Vietnam War -Timing of possible settlement -1972 Election -Public relations -McGovern, R. Sargent Shriver's reaction to peace Prospects -McGovern’s previous statement -Nguyen Van Thieu -1972 peace plan compared with 1969 peace plan ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 4m 9s ]
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Campaign practices -Demonstrators -The President’s view
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Veterans Day message, October 25, 1972 -Wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery -News coverage -Today show -Radio -Donald E. Johnson -Frank L. Rizzo -The President’s words -Amnesty -Public reaction to Vietnam War, McGovern
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Colson left at 1:24 pm.
Conversation No. 373-2 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: 1:34 pm Location: Executive Office Building
The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 32-16]
Conversation No. 373-3 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:34 pm and 1:58 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H.R. (”Bob”) Haldeman. ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 28s ]
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Conversation No. 373-4 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:34 pm and 1:58 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.
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Conversation No. 373-5 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:34 pm and 1:58 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:58 pm.
Conversation No. 373-6 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: 1:58 pm Location: Executive Office Building
The White House operator talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 32-17]
Conversation No. 373-7 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:58 pm and 3:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:50 pm.
Conversation No. 373-8 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:58 pm and 3:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:50 pm.
Conversation No. 373-9 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:58 pm and 3:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
The President met with an unknown person. Request for a telephone call The unknown person left at an unknown time before 3:50 pm.
Conversation No. 373-10 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:58 pm and 3:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building
The President talked with the White House operator. [See conversation No. 32-18]
Conversation No. 373-11 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:58 pm and 3:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building
The President talked with an unknown person. The President’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting -Charles W. Colson
Conversation No. 373-12
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:58 pm and 3:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building
The President talked with an unknown person. The President’s schedule -Forthcoming telephone calls
Conversation No. 373-13 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:58 pm and 3:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building
The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 32-19] [See Conversation No. 32-20]
Conversation No. 373-14 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: 3:50 pm - 3:54 pm Location: Executive Office Building
The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President’s schedule -Papers
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Forthcoming telephone calls to New York Butterfield left at 3:54 pm.
Conversation No. 373-15 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: 3:52 pm - 3:54 pm Location: Executive Office Building
The President talked with Joseph M. Margiotta. [See Conversation No. 32-21; one item has been withdrawn]
Conversation No. 373-16 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:54 pm and 4:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building
The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 32-22]
Conversation No. 373-17 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: 4:00 pm - 4:02 pm Location: Executive Office Building
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President talked with Edwin G. Michaelian. [See Conversation No. 32-23; one item has been withdrawn]
Conversation No. 373-18 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:02 pm and 4:04 pm Location: Executive Office Building
The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 32-24]
Conversation No. 373-19 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:04 pm and 4:16 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Delivery of an unknown item -Office of Raymond K. Price, Jr. [?] Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:16 pm.
Conversation No. 373-20 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:04 pm and 4:16 pm Location: Executive Office Building
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
The White House operator talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 32-25]
Conversation No. 373-21 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:04 pm and 4:16 pm Location: Executive Office Building
The President met with an unknown person. Papers for Alexander P. Butterfield -Sally M. Inge The unknown person left at an unknown time before 4:16 pm.
Conversation No. 373-22 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:04 pm and 4:16 pm Location: Executive Office Building
The President met with an unknown person. The President’s schedule -Delivery of papers to Alexander P. Butterfield -The President’s forthcoming meeting -The President’s telephone calls The unknown person left at an unknown time before 4:16 pm.
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Conversation No. 373-23 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:04 pm and 4:16 pm Location: Executive Office Building
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Telephone call Bull left at an unknown time before 4:16 pm.
Conversation No. 373-24 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:04 pm and 4:16 pm Location: Executive Office Building
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting Bull left at an unknown time before 4:16 pm.
Conversation No. 373-25/375-1 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: 4:16 pm - 6:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
The President met with John B. Connally, John N. Mitchell, Clark MacGregor, John D. Ehrlichman, Charles W. Colson and H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Greetings -Connally’s television [TV] appearance, October 20, 1972 The President’s schedule 1972 election -Vietnam negotiations -Timing -Connally’s view -Possible public perception of a settlement -Political ramifications -The President’s view -Potential problems -Nguyen Van Thieu’s situation -North Vietnamese -Deadline compared with flexibility Manolo Sanchez [?] entered at an unknown time after 4:16 pm. -North Vietnamese claim -Thieu’s blocking of possible settlement -Delicacy of situation -The President’s recent conversation with Henry A. Kissinger -The President’s role -Public perception -Connally’s view -Compared with Kissinger’s role Sanchez [?] left at an unknown time before 6:05 pm. -Possible question and answer session -The President’s view -The President’s frequent consultation with Kissinger -Ronald L. Ziegler’s possible statement -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -The President’s strategy
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -George S. McGovern’s campaign -McGovern’s fears -Thieu and possible statement -Questions and answers -Type of settlement and timing -Kissinger’s statements to North Vietnam and Thieu -Timeline -The President’s possible military action after election -The President’s conversation with unknown person -Cambodia and Laos -Vietnamese people -South Vietnam’s future -Thieu -MacGregor’s possible appearance on the Today Show -MacGregor’s recent meeting with Paul {last name unknown] -Paul C. Warnke’s possible appearance -The President’s position -White House statements -Kissinger -William P. Rogers -Possible statements -Status of negotiations -Kissinger -Pham Van Dong’s interview with [Arnaud de Borchgrave] -Type of settlement -Survival of South Vietnam -Possible response to MacGregor statements -Necessity -Congressmen and Senators -Haig and Kissinger -MacGregor’s possible Today show appearance -Response to Warnke’s statements -Cease fire -Melvin R. Laird -MacGregor’s strategy -Haig and Kissinger’s view -Portions of the President’s previous speech, January 25, 1972 -The President’s record -McGovern’s plan -Withdrawal -Laos, Cambodia
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Surrender -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Current issues compared with past record -The President’s view -McGovern’s statements -Compared with the President and Hubert H. Humphrey’s statements in the 1968 campaign -Effect on negotiations -Attacking tone -The President’s view -Possible statements -Effect of Democrats on negotiations -McGovern’s actions and statements -Trip to Vietnam -The President’s policy -POWs -Coalition government issue -South Vietnamese self-determination -Thieu’s possible resignation -McGovern’s plan -Peace with surrender -Effect on negotiations -Ziegler -Statement about South Vietnamese Press -New York Times story -Connally story -Source -Retraction -Bob [last name unknown] -Washington Post story on Connally -Telephone conversation -Democrats for Nixon -Los Angeles Times story on Connally's salary -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III -George E. Christian -Samuel W. Yorty -Wilbur D. Mills -Campaign practices -Author
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Edward M. Kennedy supporter -Knowledge of Donald H. Segretti and Watergate -Role in Democratic party -Connally's support for John F. Kennedy -Financial records -Corruption charges -Response -Robert J. Dole -Get-out-the-vote effort -Watergate -Quality of reporting -Ziegler -Segretti Forthcoming TV appearance -Today show -International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] -Issues and Answers -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Samuel A. Donaldson -Face the Nation -William P. Rogers’s appearance with Daniel L. Schorr -Possible Meet the Press appearance -Rogers, George P. Shultz -Agnew -Connally -The President’s view -Advantages -Democrats -Issues -Democrats -October 20, 1972 ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 8m 51s ]
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1972 campaign -The President’s forthcoming radio speeches -Crime and drug abuse, October 15, 1972 -Rural America and Farms Ten Goals for America [“Birthright of an American Child” November 5, 1972] -Coverage by newspapers -Sunday compared Monday papers -Omnibus veto signing statement [Memorandum of disapproval of Nine Bills, October 27, 1972] -Bill signing [Statement about decision to sign 37 bills, October 28, 1972] -TV compared with radio -The President’s view -Connally’s view -The President's previous veterans statement [Radio Address on the American Veteran, October 22, 1972] -Time -Audience figures -Newspaper coverage -Hecklers on previous trip to New York -The President’s statement -Tax issue -Use of radio speech material -The President’s forthcoming trips to Ohio and Appalachia -Statements on rural America -Newspaper coverage -Quality -Focus on Vietnam peace settlement issue -McGovern -Administration campaign strategy -McGovern fiscal policy -Labor unions -Shultz's preparation of response -Price increases -Tax increases -Inflation -National issues compared with local issues -The President’s statements in Atlanta, San Francisco
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -National welfare -McGovern’s character -Handling -Ehrlichman’s interview at Camp David -The President’s statements -Herbert Stein -Inflation -Unemployment -Possible statements -Donald H. Rumsfeld, Stein, Charles E. Walker -Pierre Rinfret -Today Show -The President’s role -Possible radio advertisement -Today Show alternate -Results of McGovern policies -Taxes -Prices -Unemployment -Recession -Preparation by Patrick J. Buchanan -McGovern’s inflationary policies -The President’s view -Buchanan -Rinfret
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The President's rally in New York -Nassau County
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Joseph M. Margiotta -The President's speech on issues -Senior citizens -Hecklers -Agnew -Margiotta -Rally cost -Audience desire to hear the President -Police action
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Watergate -Newsweek -Segretti -Alleged recruitment of Arthur H. Bremer -Dwight L. Chapin memorandum to Haldeman -Possible release to the press
1972 campaign -Democratic strategy -Advertisements -New York Times article -Crime -High pries -McGovern -Amnesty
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 1m 24s ]
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Campaign finances -Progress -Maurice H. Stans -Telephone calls -Schedule -Camp David
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1972 campaign advertisements -Amnesty -Crime -Food prices -Marijuana -McGovern’s statements -Radio -Use of President’s speech material -The President’s schedule
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Coverage in areas of the US -Midwest -Chicago -California -Times -Daylight savings time -Effectiveness -1968 campaign -George C. Wallace -Unemployment, inflation -Speech topics -Schedule -Employment, wages -The President's accomplishments during first term -economic topics -Vietnam -Contrast between the President’s and McGovern's positions -McGovern's emphasis on issues -Henry A. Wallace -Timing -Spending on advertisements Campaign finances -Compared with Democrats -Contributions -Collection -Stans -Democrats -Colson’s recent conversation with Frank E. Fitzsimmons -Progress -Stans -Paul C. Hall -Fund raising -Time story -Press coverage -Newspapers -Washington Post -Grand Jury -Time story on Democrats fund raising -Comparison of loans and gifts
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Repayment of loans -Investigation -Spirit of the law
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Mitchell, Macgregor, Ehrlichman and Colson left at 6:05 pm.
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Presidential safety -The President’s view -Connally’s view -Movement -The President’s trip to Ohio -Cities -Cincinnati -Cleveland -Possible stop at a college -Hiram College -Radical students -Assassin types -John F. Kennedy -[Lee Harvey Oswald] -Report -Motorcade safety -Problems -Assassination attempt -John Kennedy -Haldeman’s view -Planned assassination compared to spontaneous violence
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
-Types of assassins -Ohio trip cancellation -Connally’s view -Chicago -Compared with Lyndon B. Johnson Watergate -Newsweek -Mel Elfin’s conversation with Leonard H. Marks -Chapin-Haldeman memorandum -Segretti -Existence -Haldeman’s view -White House policy on use of memoranda by staff -Colson’s staff -Dissemination of information -Richard J. Whalen -Press -Washington Post -Jack N. Anderson -Strategy -White House involvement -Colson -Chapin -Memorandum
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This conversation was cut off at an unknown time after 6:05 pm. [An unknown portion of this conversation was not recorded while the tape was being changed]