757

Date: 
Jul 31, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Conversation No. 757-1 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:05 pm and 4:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 28-13]
Conversation No. 757-2 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:05 pm and 4:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an Stephen F. Bull. The President’s schedule -Ronald L. Ziegler Bull left at an unknown time before 4:07 pm.
Conversation No. 757-3 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: 4:07 pm and 4:08 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Charles W. Colson [See Conversation No. 28-14]
Conversation No. 757-4 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:08 pm and 4:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull.
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) The President’s schedule -Charles W. Colson's arrival -Ronald L. Ziegler Bull left at an unknown time before 4:10 pm.
Conversation No. 757-5 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: 4:10 pm - 5:38 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Charles Colson at 4:10 pm. ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 7m 42s ] H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 4:15 pm. END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ***************************************************************** The President's schedule -The President’s press conference, July 27, 1972 -The President’s conversation with Ronald L. Ziegler and Haldeman -John B. Connally -Location -Madison Hotel -Meeting with the President H.R. Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 4:15 pm and 4:22 pm. The President and Colson can be heard in the background. [Conversation No. 757-5A] Connally -Location -Dinner The President’s recent press conference [?] -Timing
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) [End of telephone conversation] ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 2m 56s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 ***************************************************************** The President's schedule -Connally The President left at an unknown time after 4:15 pm. Connally -Sensitivity Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger, George P. Shultz, and Herbert Stein entered at 4:22 pm. New Economic Policy -Pierre Rinfret Budget -Clark MacGregor -Rinfret -Leonard Garment -John A. Volpe John D. Ehrlichman entered at 4:23 pm. Unknown man Budget -Highway funds -Job creation “Wreckonomics” Shultz’s telephone call to an unknown person The President entered at an unknown time after 4:23 pm.
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Seating arrangements for photograph session The President's schedule -Allen J. Ellender's funeral -Russell B. Long -Conversation with the President -Transportation -Transportation -Governor of Louisiana [Edwin W. Edwards] -Connally National economy -Possible federal spending ceiling -Politics -Previous meeting with the President -Democratic National Convention -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -Unemployment -Tax package -Food prices -Unemployment -[Hurricane Agnes] flooding -Effect on food prices and unemployment -Prospects -Growth of Gross National Product [GNP] -Revisions of figures -July [?] 15, 1972 -CPI -Unemployment -Meat prices -Decline -Wholesale -Retail -1972 election -Democrats' attacks -economy 1972 campaign -Economy -Democrats’ attacks -Federal budget -Deficit -Paul A. Samuelson -Walter W. Heller
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Inflation -Taxes -Deficit -Heller-Samuelson testimony -John Kenneth Galbraith -Public sector spending -compared to private sector spending -Issues -The President's performance -Polls -Inflation, taxes, unemployment -Crime An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 4:32 pm. ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 2m 11s ] The unknown person left at an unknown time before 5:38 pm. END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 ***************************************************************** National economy -Inflation -Food prices -Meat -CPI -Unemployment -Lay-off rate -Decline -Public opinion -Lag in public perceptions -Albert E. Sindlinger's poll -Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr's article in New York Times Magazine, July 30, 1972 -Economic stimulation -Inflation, unemployment -Possible date of writing -McGovern -Inflation, unemployment -CPI compared to voter perceptions -Food prices
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Louis P. Harris poll -Commerce Department -Sindlinger poll -Medical care -Effect on the President's popularity -“War on Cancer” program -Nursing homes initiative -[McGovern] John F. Kennedy -Possible administration actions -Public relations efforts -1972 election -Food prices -Administration's actions -Removal of meat import quotas -Wholesale prices -Futures prices -Farmers reaction -Telegrams -Inflation -Federal spending -Wages and prices -Economic expansion -Unemployment -Heller-Samuelson line -Spending ceiling -McGovern's platform -Consumer education -Farm prices -Parity -Perceptions -Harris poll -Consumer blame -Farmers -Compared to processors -Administration's possible actions -Freeze on food prices -Timing -1972 election -Republican National Convention -Harris’ view -Public relations efforts -August 15, 1971 program -Impact
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Tax relief -Administration concern -Wilbur H. Mills, McGovern plans -Voters' views -Administration's possible actions -Support for change -McGovern's views -George C. Wallace's views -Democratic primaries -Responsibility -Concern -Ceiling on federal spending -Administration's position -The President’s meeting with Senators and Congressmen, July 31, 1972 -As public issue -Polls -Balancing the budget -Taxes -Possible legislation -Taxes -Possible veto -Possible Congressional action -Prices -McGovern and supporters' possible opposition -Effect -Taxes -Congress -Spending -Overriding vetoes -Defense cuts -Taxes -Taxes -Current state -Administration's possible actions -Food prices -1972 election -Avoidance of controls -Quotas -Taxes -Public relations efforts ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) [Personal returnable] [Duration: 6m 13s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 ***************************************************************** Economy -Public relations efforts -Administration's possible actions -Inflation -Economic growth -Unemployment -Robert P. Griffin's comment about automobile industry -Employment -Relation to sales -Overtime -Productivity -Public relations efforts ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 18s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 ***************************************************************** -Controls and tax reform -Hobart Rowen -Criticism -Selective freeze -Food prices -Meat -Voters' perceptions -Cost of living -Compared to wages -Food prices -Unemployment -Harris poll -Food prices -Blame -Middlemen, processors
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Consumers -Grocery stores -Farmers -Edward R.G. Heath's election -Support of housewives -Food prices -Heath’s subsequent performance -Food prices -Food prices -Administration’s opposition -Tariffs -Discussion at San Clemente -Problems -Meat cutter’s union -Prospects -September, October 1972 -Agriculture Department -Controls -Beef and other raw agricultural products -Political consequences -San Clemente -Cattlemen, supermarkets, meat packers -Retail level -Ninety day wage and price freeze -Timing -Labor Day -Effect -Delay -Processors -The President’s August 15, 1971 statement -Profit margins -As component of CPI -Separation -Agriculture Department -Possible announcement -Instruction to Bureau of Labor Statistics -Food price index -Public perceptions -Taxes -Status -Taxes, inflation -Public relations -Ehrlichman's speeches -Taxes, buying power, food prices
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Status quo -Administration's possible action ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 21s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7 ***************************************************************** -Administration's accomplishments -Salability -Buying power -Social Security tax -Portion of taxes ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 8 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 9m 50s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 8 ***************************************************************** -Administration program -Wage and price controls -Decontrol -Haranguing bankers -Exemptions -Low income -Small firms -Tax reform -Republican platform -Property tax relief -McGovern -Mills -Value-added tax [VAT] -Range -Simplified income tax forms -The President's policies -Effectiveness
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Inflation -Unemployment -Samuelson’s and Heller’s view -Press coverage -Food prices Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Administrative structure -Staff burden -Role -Marina Von N. Whitman -Public speaking -Treasury, Commerce Department, Office of Management and Budget [OMB] -Size of staff -Public relations -Speaking engagements -Television -Questions and answers [Q&A] -Wall Street Journal -Ladies' Home Journal, Time -Women in economy -Youth -Timing -Ezra Solomon -Rowen -John F. Osborne -Television -U.S. News and World Report, Barron's, Wall Street Journal, Business Week -Today Show, Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] Evening News -Schedule planning -Invitations -Colson Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:23 pm. The President’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 5:38 pm. -CEA -Performance -Schedule -Statements
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Republicans' speeches -Donald H. Rumsfeld Taxes -The President’s position -Compared to opponents General conversation -Republican platform -Connally Colson, Haldeman, Weinberger, Shultz, Stein, and Ehrlichman left at 5:38 pm.
Conversation No. 757-6 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: 5:38 pm - 6:40 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John B. Connally. Greetings Manolo Sanchez was present at an unknown time after 5:38 pm.
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 6s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ***************************************************************** Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:44 pm. The President's previous trip to Allen J. Ellender's funeral -James O. Eastland, John L. McClellan, Joe D. Waggonner, Jr. ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [Personal returnable]
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) [Duration: 4m 32s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 ***************************************************************** The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:38 pm and 5:44 pm. [Conversation No. 757-6A] [See Conversation No. 28-15] [End of telephone conversation] 1972 campaign -Connally's conversation with Edward W. Edwards, July 31, 1972 -Waggonner -Possible appointment -Ellender -J. Bennett Johnston -Democratic nomination -Gubernatorial race -Waggonner -Possible run as independent The President talked with Waggonner between 5:44 pm and 5:54 pm. [Conversation No. 757-6B] [See Conversation No. 28-16] Connally talked with Waggonner. [See Conversation No. 28-16; one item has been withdrawn] [End of telephone conversation] Connally's previous conversation with Waggonner -Selection of Ellender's successor -Edwards's conversation with Waggonner -Legal process -Louisiana attorney general’s view of statute -Election postponement
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Democrats' state central committee -Meeting -Timing -Democratic primary -Possible court action -Edwards's conversation with Otto E. Passman -[Elaine Edwards] -Appointment -Waggonner's stance vis-a-vis Edwards and Johnson -District vote -Johnston -Edwards -Mrs. Edwards -Political consequences -Retirement benefits The President's conversation with McClellan, July 31, 1972 -1972 campaign -Primary -McClellan's Republican opponent [Wayne H. Babbit] -Winthrop Rockefeller -Financial support -Democrats for Nixon 1972 Campaign -[Babbit] -Mitchell -Martha (Beall) Mitchell -McClellan’s position -Senate appropriations committee -Jake Jacobsen -Hugh Scott -Connally’s forthcoming call to Mitchell -Nixon campaign -McClellan -Position -Campaign chairman -[Babbit] -Possible withdrawal of candidacy -Possible statement -McClellan’s position -The President’s conversation with McClellan and Scott -Connally's possible conversation with Mitchell -Appointment for Babbit
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 23m 4s ] H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 6:13 pm. END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 ***************************************************************** 1972 Campaign -Internal Revenue Service investigation -Lawrence F. O'Brien, Jr., Howard R. Hughes -Audit -1952 campaign -Joe Napolitan -Paul Dessautels [?] -Hubert Humphrey's son [Hubert H. Humphrey, III?] -Hughes -Napolitan -Identity ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 9m 57s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 ***************************************************************** Connally left at 6:35 pm. Jacobsen -Forthcoming indictment -John D. Ehrlichman’s view -Hearsay -Conversation with Haldeman -Grand Jury -Investigators -Connally -Richard G. Kleindienst -Meeting with Ehrlichman, July 31, 1972
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Possible stratagy -Delay -Timing -Ehrlichman’s role -Connally's conversation with Kleindienst -Haldeman's forthcoming meeting with Kleindienst and Ehrlichman -Role with Democrats for Nixon -Connally -Kleindienst's schedule -Ehrlichman's possible conversation with Connally -Kleindienst -Request for suggested action ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 39s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6 ***************************************************************** Haldeman left at 6:40 pm.
Conversation No. 757-7 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: 8:44 pm - 8:46 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with John D. Ehrlichman. [See Conversation No. 28-18]
Conversation No. 757-8 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: 9:05 pm - 9:06 pm Location: Oval Office
The President talked with Patrick J. Buchanan.
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) [See Conversation No. 28-19; one item has been withdrawn]
Conversation No. 757-9 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:06 pm and 9:51 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Recent telephone call from Charles W. Colson Inbox -Placement of item Sanchez left at an unknown time before 9:25 pm.
Conversation No. 757-10 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:06 pm and 9:51 pm Location: Oval Office The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 11m 49s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 757-11 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:06 pm and 9:51 pm Location: Oval Office
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) The President dictated a memorandum for the file. ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 7m 39s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 757-12 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:06 pm and 9:51 pm Location: Oval Office
The President dictated a memorandum for the file. ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 1m 43s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 757-13 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: 9:51 pm - 9:57 pm Location: Oval Office
The President talked with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 28-20; one item has been withdrawn]
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Conversation No. 757-14 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:57 pm and 10:16 pm Location: Oval Office
The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 38s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 757-15 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:57 pm and 10:16 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man. The President’s schedule -Pardon for interruption The unknown man left at an unknown time before 10:16 pm.
Conversation No. 757-16 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:57 pm and 10:16 pm Location: Oval Office
The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 1m 11s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 757-17 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:57 pm and 10:16 pm Location: Oval Office The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 42s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 757-18 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:57 pm and 10:16 pm Location: Oval Office The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 20s ]
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 757-19 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: 10:16 pm - 10:25 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 28-21; two items have been withdrawn]
Conversation No. 757-20 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: 10:26 pm - 10:31 pm Location: Oval Office Patrick J. Buchanan talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 28-22; one item has been withdrawn]
Conversation No. 757-21 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:31 pm and 10:58 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 28-23]
Conversation No. 757-22 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:31 pm and 10:58 pm Location: Oval Office
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 28-24]
Conversation No. 757-23 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: 10:58 pm - 11:11 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 28-25; one item has been withdrawn]
Conversation No. 757-24 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:11 pm and 11:18 pm Location: Oval Office The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 1m 12s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 757-25 Date: July 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:18 pm and 11:59 pm Location: Oval Office
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Unknown persons [Secret Service agents?] met. [UNINTELLIGIBLE] This conversation was cut off at an unknown time.