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Date: 
Oct 29, 1972
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-03)
Conversation No. 377-1 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:26 am and 9:20 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown man.
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The unknown man left at an unknown time before 9:20 am.
Conversation No. 377-2 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:26 am and 9:20 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 9:20 am.
Conversation No. 377-3 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:26 am and 9:20 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President's schedule -Charles W. Colson -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 9:20 am.
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-03)
Conversation No. 377-4 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:26 am and 9:20 am Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
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Conversation No. 377-5 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:26 am and 9:20 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Henry A. Kissinger -Schedule -New York -The President’s schedule -News from Vietnam -Request for a meeting with Haig
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-03)
Conversation No. 377-6 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:26 am and 9:20 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Marjorie P. Acker. The President’s schedule
Conversation No. 377-7 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: 9:20 am - 9:30 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. The President’s forthcoming briefing on surrogates -William P. Rogers -Vietnam -Instructions for Haig -Service in Vietnam by Haig -Sacrifices -Interest by administration -Ending of wars -Kind of settlement necessary to prevent new war -Consequences of other type of settlement -Comparison of administration and George S. McGovern plan -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Return -End of war compared with end of US involvement -North Vietnamese -Cambodia -Laos
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-03) -Prevention of communist takeover -Self-determination -Election -Coalition government -Means to defend South Vietnam -Economic assistance and military replacements -Vietnamization -Quality of South Vietnamese equipment -The President’s view of the McGovern Plan -Withdrawal of Americans -Withdrawal of arms -Communist takeover -Blood bath -Prospects for success of cease-fire -Timing -Settlement -Type -Strength of Vietnam -US position -Settlement -Type -End of killing -The President's role in settlement -The President’s November 3, 1969 speech -Action in Cambodia, Laos -Blockade and mining of Haiphong harbor, May, 1972 -“Peace with honor “compared to “peace with surrender” -Communist South Vietnam compared to noncommunist South Vietnam -Return of POW's -Amnesty -The President’s recent remarks Negotiations -Nguyen Van Thieu -North and South Vietnam Vietnam -Negotiations -North Vietnam -South Vietnam
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-03) -The President’s possible conversation with Thieu -Letter -Timing -1972 election -Acceptance of terms -Thieu’s view of Henry A. Kissinger
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-Thieu’s role -South Vietnam -1972 election -Letter to Thieu from the President -Tone -Haig’s view -Thieu’s position -Haig’s briefings -George Meany -Timing -New York -Lyndon B. Johnson -Walt W. Rostow -Paul C. Warnke, October 28, 1972 -Haig’s experience -1967 -Support for the President -[McGovern] -The President’s previous support for John F. Kennedy, Edward G. (“Pat”)
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-03) Brown -Foreign policy -Comparisons -Souvanna Phouma -The President’s view -Memorandum -Possible US aid to North Vietnam -Consequences -Analogy to Japan -Credibility -Thieu -Possible visit from US representative -Kissinger -Haig -Adm. John J. McCain, Jr.; William F. Buckley, Jr., Sir Robert Thompson -Conclusion of war -Timing -The President’s view -Haig’s view -Thieu Haig left at 9:30 am.
Conversation No. 377-8 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:30 am and 9:34 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person. Charles W. Colson's schedule -Request for meeting -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Travel The President's schedule
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-03) -[Camp David] -Helicopter The unknown person left at an unknown time before 9:34 am.
Conversation No. 377-9 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:30 am and 9:34 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 32-81]
Conversation No. 377-10 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: 9:34 am - 9:35 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox. [See Conversation No. 32-82; one item has been withdrawn]
Conversation No. 377-11 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: 9:35 am - 9:40 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Rose Mary Woods at 9:35 am.
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-03) Dictabelts for private file The President’s schedule -Departure [for Camp David] -Campaign surrogates meeting The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 9:35 am and 9:39 am. [Conversation No. 377-11A] [See Conversation No. 32-83] [End of telephone conversation] Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Speech draft on urban policy -Request from the President The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox between 9:39 am and 9:40 am. [Conversation No. 377-7B] [See Conversation No. 32-84; one item has been withdrawn] [End of telephone conversation] Urban policy speech -Changes -The President’s schedule -Camp David Speech drafts Woods' schedule -Campaign surrogates schedule -Departure time -Helicopter Woods left at 9:40 am.
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-03)
Conversation No. 377-12 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:40 am and 10:03 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, Charles W. Colson -The President's departure for Camp David -Radio address on Defense Policy, October 29, 1972 -Campaign trip, October 28, 1972 Bull left at an unknown time before 10:03 am.
Conversation No. 377-13 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: 10:03 am - 10:07 am Location: Executive Office Building Henry A. Kissinger talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 32-85; two items have been withdrawn]
Conversation No. 377-14 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:07 am and 10:20 am Location: Executive Office Building
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-03) Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked with the President. The President’s schedule Vietnam negotiations -The President’s forthcoming letter to Nguyen Van Thieu -Points -Coalition government -Future
Conversation No. 377-15 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: 10:20 am - 10:55 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Charles W. Colson.
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The President’s schedule -Forthcoming trip to Chicago -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Roman C. Pucinski -Signs -Alderman
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-03) -Michael P. Balzano, Jr. -Thomas J. Houser -Washington Post statement -Charles H. Percy -The President’s conversation with Haldeman -Saginaw, Michigan, October 28, 1972 -Robert P. Griffin -The President’s remarks -Audience -Amnesty -The President’s recent remarks Radio address on Defense Policy, October 29, 1972 -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -The President’s draft -Defense of freedom -Draft -Volunteer army -Amnesty -Penalty -Amnesty -[George S. McGovern] -Credibility -The President’s tone -Draft evaders -Prison terms -Abraham Lincoln’s policy -Prisoners of war [POWs]
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Haldeman entered at 10:30 am.
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Campaign practices -John S.V. (“Jack”) Knight's view of 1972 election -Recent article -Tone -McGovern -The president’s accomplishments -People’s Republic of China [PRC] opening, peace, revenue sharing -Corruption -White House staff campaign organization -US-Soviet Union wheat deal -Knight -Response -Corruption charges -Effect -Post-1972 election -Wire story -Strategy -Possible libel suit -Colson, Dwight L. Chapin, Haldeman -White paper -Distribution to editors, surrogates -Publication of record -Distribution to editors, television [TV] broadcasters -Question -Herbert G. Klein -Distribution to Knight -Assignment An unknown person talked with the President at an unknown time between 10:30 am and 10:55 am. [Conversation No. 377-15A] [End of telephone conversation] Campaign practices
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-03) -Desire for accurate record Press and media relations -Pool -Wire services -California plane -Ronald L. Ziegler -Problems -Files -Warren, Ohio -Audience -Michigan Campaign practices -White paper -Klein -Telephone calls to editors -Possible suit -Maurice Stans -William P. Rogers -Corruption charges -Effect -Post 1972 election -US-Soviet Union wheat deal -ITT settlement -Carpet industry -Double standard -Democratic campaign practices -Use of obscenities -Headquarters burning -Thrown fire bombs -Publicity -Robert J. Dole
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The forthcoming briefing of surrogates -White paper Polls -October 28, 1972 Unknown person Haldeman and Colson left at 10:55 am.
Conversation No. 377-16 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:55 am and 11:00 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Tricia Nixon Cox Request for refreshment Bull left at an unknown time before 11:00 am.
Conversation No. 377-17 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: 11:00 am - 11:05 am
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-03) Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Edward R.F. Cox and Tricia Nixon Cox.
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The President et al., left at 11:05 am.
Conversation No. 377-18 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:06 am and 11:36 am Location: Executive Office Building Unknown men met.
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The unknown men left at an unknown time before 11:36 am.
Conversation No. 377-19 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:36 am and 12:01 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Schedule -Inquiry Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:01 pm.
Conversation No. 377-20 Date: October 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:36 am and 12:01 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed a speech. [A transcript of the final version of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard Nixon, 1972, pp. 1065-1069]
Conversation No. 377-21
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-03) Date: October 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:36 am and 12:01 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Briefcase Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:01 pm.