749

Date: 
Jul 21, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Conversation No. 749-1 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: 10:11 am - 10:16 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule -Forthcoming Cabinet meeting -William T. Pecora funeral -Timing H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 10:13 am. Butterfield left at 10:14 am. -Robert Dole -Clark MacGregor -Recent breakfast meeting -William P. Rogers -Melvin R. Laird John N. Mitchell -Martha (Beall) Mitchell -John Mitchell’s talk with Haldeman -Performance in former position [Director of Committee to Re-elect the President] 1972 campaign -George H. Gallup poll -Advanced notice -White House poll -George C. Wallace vote The President and Haldeman left at 10:16 am.
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Conversation No. 749-2 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: 10:45 am - 11:39 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, Clark MacGregor, and Robert J. Dole.
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MacGregor left at 11:35 am.
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Haldeman and Dole left at 11:39 am.
Conversation No. 749-3 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:39 pm and 11:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:43 am.
Conversation No. 749-4 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:39 am and 11:43 am Location: Oval Office
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -George P. Shultz -Recent talk with George Meany -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman Bull left at an unknown time before 11:43 am.
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Conversation No. 749-5 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: 11:43 am - 1:02 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with George P. Shultz and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.
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Economy -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -Release -Timing -Recent economic news -Value to administration -Problem for critics -Article in Business Week -Commentary on employment -Attitude toward the President's administration -Readership -Economy -Foreign affairs -Strength of economic issues for the President -Real rate of growth of Gross National Product [GNP] -2nd quarter figures -Brazil
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Herbert Stein memorandum -Humor -CPI -Treatment by Washington Post and networks 1972 election -International Brotherhood of Teamsters' endorsement of the President -Headlines in Washington Post -Endorsements of the President and George S. McGovern by American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations [AFL-CIO] unions -Headline and story in Los Angeles Times -Executive Council
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Economic conditions -Shultz -Briefing -Press conference -Stein's briefing -Value to Administration
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Bohemian Grove -Timing -Melvin R. Laird -Manadalay camp -Tradition -Activities -Financial aspects -Caveman camp -Herbert C. Hoover and the President -Lowell Thomas -Allan Hoover -Jack Howard Economic statistics -Latest statistics -Significance -Wholesale and retail sales -Housing -Industrial production -Formulation -Shultz's talk to National Alliance of Business [NAB] jobs program lunch -Headed by Gordon M. Metcalf of Sears -Metcalf's assessment of retail sales -June 1972 -Weather -July 1972 -Air conditioning units
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) The President's schedule -Golf game -[Meany] Shultz left at 12:07 pm. John N. Mitchell -The President’s sympathy The President left at an unknown time between 12:07 pm and 1:02 pm. Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:07 pm and 1:02 pm. [Conversation No. 749-E] Instruction [End of telephone conversation] Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:07 pm and 1:02 pm. [Conversation No. 749-5A] Mitchell's schedule -Event in morning of July 21, 1972 -Event in afternoon of July 21, 1972 The President entered at an unknown time between 12:07 pm and 1:02 pm. [End of telephone conversation] The President's schedule -Future presentations of diplomatic credentials -Timing Crippling strikes legislation -Congressional defeat of transportation strikes bill supported by White House -Results of administration's decision not to press legislation -Robert W. Packwood -Effects upon Congressional opponents -Effects upon Congressional supporters -Misleading by administration -Packwood
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Reason given by administration for decision -Difficulty of passage -Packwood's opinion -Others' opinions -Congressional leaders -Shultz -Decision not to press legislation concerning strikes -Meany's opposition -Effects of decision and announcement -Packwood -Manner of announcement of decision -White House reaction -Announcement by Packwood -Packwood's attitude -Details in report given to the President -Result of Packwood's announcement -Assignment of blame for defeat -Democrats -Packwood's announcement -Media -Laurence H. Silberman -Chance of labor bill's passage -Election year -House of Representatives -Senate Los Angeles Times -Treatment of news compared with Washington Post -Story and headline -Hostility toward the President -Compared to New York Times and Washington Post -Editorial policy -Treatment of news -Compared to New York Times -Quality of management Marvin L. Kalb -Henry A. Kissinger -Unknown person
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Television networks -Reports of U.S. soldiers killed in action -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] -American Broadcasting Company [ABC]
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Mitchell's schedule Haldeman's forthcoming call to Mitchell Stories for release -Economy -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Schedule -The President’s schedule -Possible meeting -Camp David -Possible cancellation -Trip -Oregon, Alaska -[Recommendation of nomination for second term] -The President’s view of story -Agnew's meeting with press -Announcement -Ronald L. Ziegler -Agnew’s meeting with the President -Agnew’s meeting with press -Timing -The President’s meeting with John B. Connally -Agnew’s meeting with press -Place
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Ziegler’s briefings -Timing Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 12:07 pm and 1:02 pm. [Conversation No. 749-5B] [See Conversation No. 27-31] Haldeman talked with Ziegler at an unknown time between 12:07 pm and 1:02 pm. [Conversation No. 749-5C] [See Conversation No. 27-31] [End of telephone conversation] Ziegler's schedule -Possible briefing Wire stories -Announcement by the President -[Ziegler] -Timing -Agnew’s forthcoming comments -Notification Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:07 pm and 1:02 pm. [Conversation No. 749-5D] Mitchell's schedule [End of telephone conversation] Mitchell's schedule Unknown person's interest in history -Historical association
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11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02)
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Transportation strikes bill -Packwood's announcement -John D. Ehrlichman's responsibility -Timing of the Administration’s decision -Shultz's opinion of the President's decision -Public perception of the President's decision -Labor 1972 elections -Agnew's impending announcement -Timing -Meeting with the President -Cabinet meeting -Competition with economic news -Agnew's forthcoming trip -Questioning by press -Ziegler -Place -Airport -Coverage in newspapers -Agnew’s knowledge -Ziegler
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Charles W. Colson's schedule Instruction to Haldeman -Note The President left at an unknown time after 12:07 pm. Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:07 pm. Colson's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 1:02 pm. The President entered at an unknown time after 12:07 pm. Note Agnew -Contacts -Congressmen and Senators -The public -Secret Service constraints -Airports Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:07 pm. Colson's schedule -Connally Bull left at an unknown time before 1:02 pm.
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Poll of journalists in Washington -Perceived reliability of newspapers -New York Times -Baltimore Sun and Washington Star -Christian Science Monitor and Wall Street Journal -Washington Post and Chicago Tribune -New York Times compared with Washington Post -Washington Post compared with Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune -Changes in quality Los Angeles Times -Change in attitude, 1960, 1962 -Kyle Palmer's departure -Take-over by Buck and Otis Chandler from Norman Chandler
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An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 12:07 pm.
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The President's attempt to telephone Colson The unknown man left at an unknown time before 1:02 pm.
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Congressional relations -Public relations -Public impressions of the President in his disputes with Democratic Congress -Media -White House strategy -Votes -The President on social legislation -Water bill -The President and big corporations -International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] -Possible strategies for the President -Delay -Ehrlichman -Politics -Public impressions -Pennsylvania flood disaster -Compared with revenue sharing -Political counter efforts -Reduction of legislative issues Press relations -Democrats -Campaigns -Democratic National Convention -John Chancellor
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr. -[Arnold] Eric Sevareid -David Brinkley -Newsmen from two major networks -Howard K. Smith -Roger H. Mudd -McGovern -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Daniel L .Schorr -Dan Rather -McGovern -Robert Pierpoint -NBC -Richard Valeriani -Administration -Chancellor -New York Times headlines -Favorable headlines on AFL-CIO [position on presidential endorsements] -Compared to New York Times and Washington Post The President’s schedule -Alexander P. Butterfield The President and Haldeman left at 1:02 pm.
Conversation No. 749-6 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:02 and 1:30 pm Location: Oval Office Alexander P. Butterfield met with Mike [Forename unknown]. The President’s schedule -Lunch Butterfield and “Mike” left at an unknown time before 1:30 pm.