750

Date: 
Jul 21, 1972 - Jul 24, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Conversation No. 750-1 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: 2:04 pm - 3:11 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and John N. Mitchell. This recording began at an unknown time while the conversation was in progress.
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Appointments to office after election -Regions -Criterion -Support for the President -Republicans
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2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Transportation -Airplanes for candidates -Chartered planes -1968 -Compared to military planes -Agnew's flight to Alaska -Political nature -Costs -Costs -C-135s -Compared to C-137s -Government planes -Airports and landing -707s -727s -Political advantage -Stewardesses -Press -Difficulty for the President -Communications -727 -Compared to Jetster -Publicity for Agnew -Arrangements for Agnew -Democratic candidates -Hubert H. Humphrey Administration accomplishments -Use of anecdotes -The President and Dwight D. Eisenhower -Lebanon -Hungary -Agnew and the President -May 8, 1972 blockade -Bureaucracy -Agnew’s speechmaking -Coverage of foreign policy -Democrats' weaknesses -Administration’s strengths -Speech conclusions -The President and Eisenhower -Coverage of domestic policy -Adlai E. Stevenson, II
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Accomplishments under the President's administration -Revenue sharing -Congressional inaction
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Reasons for support of the President -General statements -The President's dramatic shift in foreign policy -Future -Promise of peace -Vietnam -Philosophical rejection of Communism -Domestic accomplishments -Revived economy -Governmental reform -Avoidance of tax increases -Use of marijuana -Importance of deploring use -Amnesty for draft-dodgers -The President's policy -Statement by Thomas F. Eagleton -George S. McGovern's policy -Compared to the President’s -Vietnam Draft dodgers -Abraham Lincoln's policy -Story of unknown man and Lincoln -Canada -White House visit -Equivalent service
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Prison -Peace Corps -Police -Amnesty for Confederates -Chu Hoi program -South Vietnamese -Viet Cong -Partial amnesty for deserters -Opposition to amnesty for deserters -The President’s position -Penalty 1972 Campaign -Draft dodgers -Attitude of George McGovern and liberal commentators -Amnesty after war differentiated from amnesty during war -Press -Faithful service of conscripts -The President’s comment at press conference -Deserters -Punishment of deserters -McGovern's support of amnesty -Doral Hotel speech -Statement -Later modification -Shift of position -John Chancellor commentary Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:04 pm. The President's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 3:11 pm. Amnesty issue -McGovern's repudiations of earlier statements -American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations [AFLCIO] -Political use -Quotation of McGovern's statements -Playboy article -Doral Hotel -Use in advertisements
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02)
Vice president announcement -Agnew press briefing -Scheduling -Agnew’s attendance -Ronald L. Ziegler role -Airport conference -Agnew’s home -Ziegler's announcement -Agnew’s press conference at airport -The President's recommendation to Republican National Convention -Agnew’s renomination -Advance information to others -Clark MacGregor -Robert J. Dole -MacGregor -Hugh Scott -Gerald R. Ford -The President’s comment in January 1972 -Ziegler's treatment of questions -Opposition to Agnew’s renomination -Jacob K. Javits
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Crippling strikes legislation -Possible questions about Robert W. Packwood’s complaints -Possible call from George P. Shultz -Administration's position on legislation -Chances of passage -House of Representatives -Senate
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Likelihood of crippling strike -Attempts to pass labor legislation -Shultz and James D. Hodgson -Talks with labor -Arbitration of crippling strikes -Perception -Influence on George Meany's nonendorsement of McGovern -Influence of International Brotherhood of Teamsters' endorsement of the President -Administration's framing of proposed labor legislation -Hodgson -Shultz -Packwood's attempts to pass administration's labor proposals through Senate -Assessment of administration's proposed labor legislation in House of Representatives -Power of labor committee -Influence of labor unions -Administration's support of proposed labor legislation -Efforts to pass legislation through Congress -Dilution of effort because of support of other proposed legislation -Revenue sharing -Welfare reform -Difficulties of passage -Packwood's efforts in Senate Regular meetings between administration and Congressmen -Discussion of Congressmen's problems -States and districts -Agnew as administration's liaison -The President's schedule -Meeting with both supporters and opponents -Wednesday Group -Discussion of busing The President's schedule -Meeting with foreign ambassadors Administration's relations with Congress -Partisanship -The President's possible veto of popular legislation Agnew’s trip
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Unknown person -Credibility issue Farewells -Martha (Beall) Mitchell Mitchell, Agnew and Haldeman left at 3:11 pm.
Conversation No. 750-2 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:11 pm and 3:12 pm Location: Oval Office Manolo Sanchez met with unknown people. White House tour -The President’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting with diplomats The unknown people left at an unknown time before 3:12 pm.
Conversation No. 750-3 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: 3:11 pm - 3:12 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. [The President signs documents] The President's schedule -Wedding, July 22, 1972 -Program -Briefcase
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Butterfield left at 3:12 pm.
Conversation No. 750-16 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:12 pm and 3:35 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President's schedule -Helicopter to Camp David -John B. Connally -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Charles W. Colson -Herbert G. Klein -Sanchez Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:35 pm.
Conversation No. 750-4 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: 3:35 pm - 3:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Request for filing Draft of eulogy -The President’s copy -Introduction -Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis -Raymond K. Price, Jr. The President's departure for Camp David
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02)
Letter from Samuel H. Pryor -Trip to Vietnam -Conversation between Pryor and Woods Letter from Sam Krupnick to Rose Mary Woods -Jews -Woods's letter to Krupnick from San Clemente -Thomas F. Eagleton as vice presidential candidate -Missouri -Krupnick's reply -Eagleton Other correspondence Eagleton -Health -Introduction for Patrick J. Buchanan
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Woods left at 3:43 pm.
Conversation No. 750-5 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:43 pm and 3:49 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield.
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) The President's schedule -Meeting -Seats -Executive Office Building [EOB] -Camp David -Departure -Timing Butterfield left at an unknown time before 3:49 pm.
Conversation No. 750-6 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: 3:49 pm - 3:50 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Election of 1972 -Note about Edward Clark -Maj. Gen. James D. (“Don”) Hughes -Expected vote for Democratic ticket -Lyndon B. Johnson -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins -Photographs -Bougainvillea -Swimming pool -King Timahoe The President’s schedule -Activitiy -Rest Woods left at 3:50 pm.
Conversation No. 750-7
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Date: July 21, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:50 pm and 4:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 27-35]
Conversation No. 750-8 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: 4:07 pm - 4:09 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Julie Nixon Eisenhower. [See Conversation No. 27-36; one item has been withdrawn from this conversation]
Conversation No. 750-9 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:09 pm and 4:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 27-37]
Conversation No. 750-10 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: 4:10 pm - 4:13 pm Location: Oval Office
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox. [See Conversation No. 27-38; one item has been withdrawn from this conversation]
Conversation No. 750-11 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:13 pm and 4:20 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. [Forename] Bach's [sp?] schedule -Return -Executive Office Building [EOB] -Henry A. Kissinger -Appointment -Present location -Situation Room Bull left at an unknown time before 4:20 pm.
Conversation No. 750-12 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:13 pm and 4:20 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Henry A. Kissinger's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 4:20 pm.
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Conversation No. 750-13 Date: July 21, 1972 Time: 4:20 pm - 4:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Kissinger's schedule -Past meeting -Kissinger's departure -Briefing Kissinger's meeting with Michael J. Mansfield -Mansfield's trip to the People's Republic of China [PRC] -The President's approval -Mansfield’s relationship with Kissinger and the President
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Kissinger's meeting with group of eight senators -Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. -Ted Stevens -John Sherman Cooper Administration's legislative activities -Mansfield's concern about possible defeat of Administration's proposals -Labor interests -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew Kissinger's meeting with eight senators -Vietnam War
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Senators' reception of Kissinger's remarks -Tone -Negotiations -Kissinger's assessment of Mansfield Amendment -Advisability of passage -Mansfield's remarks to meeting -Mansfield’s relationship with the President -Mansfield Amendment -Chance of passage
Mansfield Amendment -Efforts of administration’s supporters in Congress -Ceasefire -John C. Stennis -Hugh Scott -Impact on Paris negotiations -1972 election -George S. McGovern -Administration's view -Advice to Congressional supporters -Possible vote -McGovern Kissinger's luncheon with Eugene J. McCarthy -McCarthy's view of McGovern -Catholics, Jews in high office -McCarthy's assessment of Methodism -McGovern’s domestic programs -McGovern's economic advisors -McCarthy’s view -McGovern on American troops in Europe -McCarthy's view Vietnam negotiations -McCarthy's view -Administration's present view -Democratic Party platform -Communists in Vietnam -South Vietnamese elections -McCarthy's advice -Administration's conduct -McCarthy's possible assistance to Administration
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Discussion in Paris with Vietnamese communists -McCarthy’s relationship to peace movement -Public support in US -McCarthy's view of McGovern supporters -Behavior at Democratic National convention -Treatment of McCarthy -McCarthy's suggestions concerning Latin America -The President's assessment of McCarthy Kissinger's schedule -Howard Stein
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Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Scheduling and length -September 1972 -Scheduling of announcement -Labor Day Negotiations for peace -Private meetings -Benefit to administration -Scheduling -William J. Porter to accompany Kissinger -Kissinger’s intention -Assumptions of other negotiators -Kissinger’s schedule -Republican National Convention -The President’s schedule -West Coast
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Kissinger’s trip to Japan -Scheduling -State Department -Need to secure Kakuei Tanaka’s permission -Tanaka’s approval State Department and President's plans -William D. Eberle Kissinger’s conversation with Jerrold L. Schecter -Negotiations for peace -Reliability of Time’s informants Dan Anders Holmberg’s report of American bombing -Coverage by National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] -North Vietnam -Sluice-gate near Hanoi -Civilian quarters of Hanoi -Attitude of American public The President's meeting with new South Vietnamese ambassador [Tran Kim Phoung] -Ambassador’s children and wife -Kissinger -Nguyen Van Thieu's plans -Marshall Green -William P. Rogers Vietnam War -Recent military engagement -News summary -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] -Route 1 -North Vietnamese -Casualties -Military casualties -South Vietnamese -North Vietnamese -Developing battle -North Vietnamese -Reinforcements -312th Division -Plain Des Jarres -American leaflet dropping
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Bombing by American B-52s -320th training division -Experience -Present military campaign -Communist attempt to seize Hue -Communist attempt to retake Quang Tri -ARVN -Fortifications in city -Citadel -Communists’ estimated casualties -ARVN’s offensive -Air support -Other results for communists -Failed attempt to seize Kontum -An Loc -Road -Vietnamese people -Horrors of war for children -Kissinger’s development of proposals for negotiating with communists -Negotiations -Kissinger’s development of proposals -The President’s January 25, 1972 peace proposals -Presentation -Thieu -Re-election -Publicity -1972 election -Soviet Union -Press relations -Strengthening of American demands -Schechter -Implementary provisions of accords -Ceasefire, election, electoral commission -Prolonging war -1972 election -Effect on peace offer
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H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 4:40 pm. Kissinger's talk with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Kissinger’s forthcoming visit -Draft treaty on nuclear weapons -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO]
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NUCLEAR WEAPONS
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-Contingency -Signing -Timing -October 1972 -Television -Satellite coverage -President -Leonid I. Brezhnev Kissinger’s efforts -The President’s schedule -California -Dealings with McCarthy and Mansfield
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Dealings with doves The President's conversation with Kissinger -Scott -Proposed compromise -Cease-fire -Stennis -Mansfield amendment -William E. Timmons, Clark MacGregor Kissinger's conversation with Mansfield -Senatorial support for Mansfield Amendment -Upcoming trip to PRC -Mansfield's support for Mansfield Amendment -Mansfield’s comments at meeting with Senators -Duration of Mansfield's support -Support by other senators
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-Mansfield Amendment -Mansfield’s support -Chance of passage in Senate -Compromise -House of Representatives -Effect on peace negotiations -Benefits of passage to the President's administration -McGovern's possible vote
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) ************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 9 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 1m 13s ]
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Francis A. (“Frank”) Sinatra's farewell performance -Songs from Sinatra's career -Tommy Dorsey -Audience's reaction to I Did It My Way -Audience's reception -Possible television appearance -Secret Service agents -Haldeman's view -Preceding entertainers -Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope -Cary Grant -James (“Jimmy”) Stewart -Barbra Streisand -Kissinger’s view -Kissinger's arrival in US as refugee -Kissinger's past and future efforts -Contact with McCarthy -McGovern Kissinger left at 4:49 pm. Election campaign of 1972 -Poll -Voters' approval of the President -Administration's May 1972 poll -Cause of increase -Moscow summit -Latest George H. Gallup polls -The President's actions concerning Vietnam -Voters' comparison of the President with McGovern -Compared to latest poll by Gallup
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Voters' comparison of the President with McGovern and George C. Wallace -Compared to Gallup poll -Two-way race -Nixon-Agnew versus McGovern-Thomas F. Eagleton Poll -Voters' view of capital punishment -Result of Gallup poll in March 1972 -Compared to polls in earlier years -Capital punishment for specific crimes -US Supreme Court decision -Voters' view -Impact on crime -Criminal results of court's decision -Voters' view of amnesty for draft-dodgers and others -McGovern -Voters' view of McGovern's proposals -Immediate withdrawal from Vietnam -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Federal subsidy of personal income through personal income taxes -Legalization and control of marijuana -Alcohol -Removal of legal strictures against abortion -Patrick J. Buchanan's view -McGovern’s position -The President's opinion -Catholics -Buchanan’s view -Amnesty for draft dodgers -Prison -Defense budget -Cuts -Soviet Union -Gallup poll -Busing of school-children -Democratic National Convention -McGovern’s speech -Likelihood to vote for McGovern because of Democratic National Convention -Genuine representation at Democratic National convention of voters -Political innovation of Democratic National Convention -Number of questions -Sample size
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02)
Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 4:55 pm. The President's departure for Camp David -Item -Retrieval by Butterfield John N. Mitchell -Haldeman’s schedule -Talk with Haldeman Rose Mary Woods entered at 4:56 pm. -Martha (Beall) Mitchell Butterfield left at 4:57 pm. -Health -Possible telephone call from Woods -Schedule Woods left at 4:58 pm. Watergate -Testimony -Further information The President’s schedule -Camp David -John B. Connally -Accommodations Stephen B. Bull entered at 4:58 pm. -Transportation Haldeman and Bull left at 4:59 pm.
Conversation No. 750-14 Date: July 21, 1972
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Time: 4:59 pm - 5:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John B. Connally. Weather -The President's earlier reception of diplomatic credentials Connally’s schedule -Camp David -Baggage The President’s schedule -Reception of diplomatic credentials -Diplomats The President and Connally left at 5:00 pm.
Conversation No. 750-15 Date: Unknown between July 21 and 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:00 pm, July 21 and 8:47 am July 24, 1972 Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service agents?] entered at an unknown time. [Unintelligible] An unknown agent talked with an unknown person at an unknown time before 8:47 am, July 24, 1972. [Conversation No. 750-15A] [Unintelligible] [End of telephone conversation] The unknown agents left at an unknown time before 8:47 am, July 24, 1972.