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Date: 
Aug 04, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Conversation No. 761-1 Date: August 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:26 am and 8:56 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Charles W. Colson The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 8:26 am and 8:56 am. [Conversation No. 761-1A] Bull left at an unknown time before 8:56 am. Unknown person’s schedule [End of telephone conversation] The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 8:26 am and 8:56 am. [Conversation No. 761-1B] Unknown person’s schedule [End of telephone conversation]
Conversation No. 761-2 Date: August 4, 1972 Time: 8:56 am - 10:22 am
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Kissinger's schedule -The President’s previous telephone call to Kissinger -Kissinger’s previous briefing News summaries -Editorial cartoons -George S. McGovern -Thomas W. Braden -The Administration’s treatment of staff members -Thomas F. Eagleton H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at an unknown time after 8:56 am. Haldeman’s schedule -Forthcoming staff briefing -Clark MacGregor The President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with youth -MacGregor -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Forthcoming meeting with youth and women leaders -Frederic V. Malek -Youth meeting
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Charles W. Colson entered at 9:00 am.
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Haldeman left at an unknown time before 9:04 am.
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The President's schedule -Forthcoming telephone call from John D. Ehrlichman Ehrlichman talked with the President between 9:04 am and 9:05 am. [Conversation No. 761-2A] [See Conversation No. 29-11] [End of telephone conversation] Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] -Reservations -J. William Fulbright, Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin's call to Kissinger -Jackson -Possible amendment -Hugh Scott -Fulbright -Dobrynin's views -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Clause with potential to negate treaty -Soviet Union reaction -Kissinger’s efforts -Jackson -Jacob K. Javits -Fulbright -Possible meeting with the President -Deletion of clause
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Fulbright -Kissinger's possible conversation with Soviets -The Administration’s Congressional liaison staff -Possible co-sponsors of treaty -Jackson -James L. Buckley -Barry M. Goldwater -Possible impact on US-Soviet Union relations -Proposed Jackson amendment -Scott -Kissinger’s forthcoming conversation with Jackson -Gerard C. Smith Kissinger left at 9:07 am.
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Zosimo T. Monzon entered at an unknown time after 9:07 am. Request for book Monzon left at an unknown time before 10:22 am.
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5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) [Personal returnable] [Duration: 1m 7s ]
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Economy -Food prices -Hides bill -Ehrlichman -Peter G. Peterson -Possible ban on export -Effect on shoe prices -Consumer awareness -Cattlemen -Possible freeze on price of hides -Earl L. Butz -Herbert Stein -George P. Shultz -Price freeze -View of politicians -Previously successful tactic -Compared to the President’s trips to the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Shultz -Tariff removal -Farmers -Effect of farm prices on public perception -Trend of farm prices -Department of Agriculture -Stein -Meat prices -Price freeze -Consumer interest in food prices -Possible speech by the President
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Monzon entered at an unknown time after 9:07 am. The President's acknowledgement of receipt of book Monzon left at an unknown time before 10:22 am. Economy -Food prices -Example of Joseph W. Martin, Jr. -Comparison with prices under Democrats
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Economy -Economic indicators -Industrial commodities -Stein -Reports -Paul W. McCracken -Stock market -McGovern -Possible reaction to the President’s reelection -Second quarter profits -Albert E. Sindlinger -Vietnam -McGovern
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Press -Associated Press [AP] -Sindlinger’s forthcoming report -Investors' intentions -McGovern -Small investors -Effect on trading volume
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Arthur H. Bremer -Attempt to assassinate the President in Canada, April 1972 -Possible political impact -Bremer’s return from Ottawa -Reaction of Patricia Colson -PRC table tennis exhibition, April 18, 1972 -Rose Garden -White House event compared to public appearance -Possible punishment -The President’s view -Example of Robert F. Kennedy's assassin [Sirhan Sirhan] -Death sentence -Supreme Court decision [Furman v. Georgia] -Imprisonment -California -Massachusetts -Life imprisonment
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Kidnapping -Hijacking
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Colson left at 10:22 am.
Conversation No. 761-3 Date: August 4, 1972 Time: 10:22 am - 10:25 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with youth group -Attire of youth group members -Activities -Photographs -Composition of group -Directors of programs -Speaker Program -College Program
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Press Relations Program -“Nixonettes” The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:22 am and 10:24 am. [Conversation No. 761-3A] [See Conversation No. 29-12] [End of telephone conversation] Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 10:22 am. Refreshments The President's forthcoming trip [to Thomas B. McCabe, Jr. residence] The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox between 10:24 am and 10:25 am. [Conversation No. 761-3B] [See Conversation No. 29-13; one item has been withdrawn] [End of telephone conversation] Sanchez and Haldeman left at 10:25 am.
Conversation No. 761-4 Date: August 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:25 am and 10:36 am. Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person.
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
The President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with youth group The unknown person left at an unknown time before 10:36 am.
Conversation No. 761-5 Date: August 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:25 am and 10:36 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 29-14]
Conversation No. 761-6 Date: August 4, 1972 Time: 10:36 am - 10:37 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 29-15; one item has been withdrawn]
Conversation No. 761-7 Date: August 4, 1972
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Time: Unknown after 10:37 am - 1:48 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.
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Watergate -Jeb Stuart Magruder -Grand jury appearance -Contribution -Philip S. (“Sam”) Hughes -Dwayne O. Andreas -Kenneth H. Dahlberg -Maurice H. Stans Edward R.F. Cox and Tricia Nixon Cox entered at 10:41 am.
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Kenneth C. Rietz, George K. Gorton, Kenneth M. Smith, Angela M. Harris, Angela L. Miller,
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Lea D. Jablonsky And Thomas M. Davis entered at 10:43 am. Stephen B. Bull and the White House photographer were present at the beginning of the meeting.
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The President's policies -Ending of the draft -Vietnam -Lottery
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Economy -Employment -Effects of phase-down of Vietnam War -Discharged servicemen -Former employees of defense contractors
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13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) [Duration: 43s ]
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US foreign policy -The public’s view of the future -Louis P. Harris poll -War in Vietnam -Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy -The Administration’s strategy for ending the war -Need to deter aggression -US-Soviet Union relations -Arms race -US-People's Republic of China [PRC] relations -Nascent power of the PRC -Population -Nuclear capability -US relations with communist nations -The President’s knowledge of communist nations -PRC and the Soviet Union -The President’s trips to the PRC and the Soviet Union -Importance of the Pacific region to the US -World War II, Korean War, war in Vietnam -US relations with the PRC -US relations with Japan -US relations with the Soviet Union -Arms control -Effectiveness of nuclear test ban -Limit on defensive nuclear weapons -Limit on offensive nuclear weapons -Phase II of arms control -Leonid I. Brezhnev -[George S. McGovern] -Henry A. Kissinger
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -US relations with the PRC -Pacific region -California -Washington -Oregon -US relations with the Soviet Union -Trade -Exchanges of information -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Space, science, medicine -Cooperation of scientists -Cancer research -Joint space missions -Soviet people -Chinese people -Women leaders -[Golda Meir] -[Indira Gandhi] -Outlook toward end of century -US relations with the PRC -US relations with the Soviet Union -Arms control -Limits on defensive weapons -Need for new limits on offensive weapons -Situation at the start of the Administration -War in Vietnam -US-PRC relations -US-Soviet Union relations -Arms race -Administration efforts to end the war in Vietnam -Respect for US in the Middle East, Europe, and among allies -US relations with the PRC and the Soviet Union -The President’s experience in foreign policy -US policy toward the PRC -Arms control -The President's relationship with Chinese and Soviet leaders -The President's travels as Vice President and as a private citizen
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -The President's knowledge of world leaders -Nicolae Ceausescu -Emilio Garrastazu Medici -Brazil -Lt. Gen. T.N.J. Suharto -Indonesia -Kakuei Tanaka -Japan -Football analogy -The President's trip to the PRC -Significance -Relationship between North and South Korea -Improvement in world affairs -Exception of relationship between India and Pakistan -Bangladesh Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -McGovern supporters -The President’s view of Agnew -Thomas F. Eagleton -The President's response at a previous press conference -Agnew's reaction in decision-making process -Cambodia -May 8, 1972 decision -Arms control -Agnew’s strength and emotional stability -Edmund S. Muskie -Responsibilities -Cabinet and National Security Council [NSC] meetings -Foreign policy -McGovern -Role of Vice President -The President’s responsibilities during the Eisenhower Administration -Lebanon -Relative strength Of US compared to the Soviet Union -Kennedy Administration -Cuban missile crisis
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Relative strength of US compared to the Soviet Union -May 8, 1972 decision -Relative strength of US compared to the Soviet Union -Mutual desire for US-Soviet Union summit -Agnew’s participation in decision-making -Relationship with the press -Relationship with young people -Strength -Responsibilities -Membership on the NSC -Cabinet meetings -Agnew's role -Strength -Need for strength in positions of great responsibility -Winston S. Churchill -Eisenhower -Quotation by Finley Peter Dunne -“Mr. Dooley’s” view of the vice presidency -Alben W. Barkley -Theodore Roosevelt -McGovern Gift presentations -Cufflinks The President's schedule -Political events -Republican National Convention Presidential seal Cufflinks Furnishings of Oval Office -Painting of the White House -Steuben crystal [“Star of the President] -Walter H. Annenberg -Julie Nixon Eisenhower's crewel work
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -1968 campaign [General conversation] Rietz, Gorton, Smith, Harris, Miller, Jablonsky and Davis left at 12:04 pm.
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Edward and Tricia Nixon Cox left at 12:14 pm.
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Watergate -Andreas -Call to Clark MacGregor -Money given to Dahlgren [Dahlberg] -Possible statement -Hubert H. Humphrey -Support for the President -Importance -Ten million dollars -Reporting law -Statement content -Humphrey -MacGregor -Impact of statement -Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman -General Accounting Office [GAO] investigation
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Political impact of Democratic support -Indictments -GAO investigation -Magruder’s involvement -John N. Mitchell's involvement -Magruder -Testimony -Possible inclusion in group meeting with the President -Executive Office Building [EOB] -Andreas statement -Ehrlichman -John W. Dean, III -Content -Humphrey -Legal aspects -Ehrlichman’s view -Hughes's view -Dahlberg delivery -Stans -Hughes -GAO -Retirement The President's schedule -Republican National Convention -Philadelphia -Wilkes-Barre -The President's forthcoming acceptance speech -Revenue Sharing bill signing ceremony -Timing -Publicity
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19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
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Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 12:37 pm. Press conference -Vietnam -US bombing dams and dikes in North Vietnam -Edward M. Kennedy’s statement -Question to Ziegler -Reuters -Ralph Harris -Ziegler's answer -US policy on bombing -Extent of bombing -North Vietnam propaganda -Edward Kennedy’s staff
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Vice Presidency -Dunne -“Mr. Dooley”
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Quotation -Barkley -Anecdote -Possible use by Robert B. Semple, Jr. -The President’s recent meeting with youth -Photograph
Press conference -Watergate -Contributions -Question from Robert Pierpoint -Stans -Question by Pierpoint -Hugh Scott -Nobel Peace Prize possibility for the President -McGovern -Watergate -Contributions -Committee to Reelect the President -Knowledge -Investigation -Campaign -The President's meetings with groups -Young people -MacGregor, Mitchell -Youth -Photograph -Timing for beginning of campaign -Vice presidency -Semple -Barkley -Dunne quotation -Other quote Ziegler's use of quotations -Rudyard Kipling quote -Aldo B. (“Elbow”) Beckman
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -The President's visit to the PRC Watergate -Public relations Press
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Watergate -Press -Pierpoint’s questions -Stans -Investigation -Cooperation by the Administration Vietnam -Washington Post column -Editorial -The President’s previous press conference -Previous article on the press conference -Ben H. Bagdikian -Photograph of North Vietnamese dikes under repair -Age of photograph -Kenneth W. Clawson -Bagdikian -Haldeman’s view
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Bombing -Gen. John D. Lavelle -Popular sentiment -Edward Kennedy -May 8, 1972 decision -Dikes -Louis P. Harris poll -Support for mining of harbors -McGovern supporters
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Ziegler left at 1:01 pm.
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Ehrlichman Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 1:01 pm and 1:05 pm. [Conversation No. 761-7A] Ehrlichman's schedule -Oval Office [End of telephone conversation] The President left at an unknown time after 1:01 pm.
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 1:01 pm and 1:05 pm. [Conversation No. 761-7B] The President’s schedule [End of telephone conversation] The President entered at an unknown time before 1:05 pm. John W. Gardner -Democrats -Press Public relations -News summary -MacGregor -Presidential commendations -Need for increase -Anniversaries -Raymond K. Price, Jr. Ehrlichman entered at 1:05 pm. Hides legislation -Peter G. Peterson -George P. Shultz -Peterson -Herbert Stein -Henry C. Cashen, II -Decision by the Department of Commerce -Earl L. Butz -Peter M. Flanigan -Press release -Congress -Shultz's view -Withdrawal of legislation
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Thomas C. Korologos -The President’s forthcoming conversation with Richard K. Cook -Ehrlichman’s forthcoming conversation with members of his staff The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 1:05 pm and 1:09 pm. [Conversation No. 761-7C] [See Conversation No. 29-16] [End of telephone conversation] Ehrlichman talked with an unknown person in his office at an unknown time between 1:05 pm and 1:09 pm. [Conversation No. 761-7D] Korologos's schedule The President and Haldeman can be heard in the background. White House staff -Cabinet [End of telephone conversation] The President talked with Cook between 1:09 pm and 1:12 pm. [Conversation No. 761-7E] [See Conversation No. 29-17; one item has been withdrawn] [End of telephone conversation] Hides bill -Senate
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Economy -Price freeze -Ehrlichman's schedule -Shultz -Arthur F. Burns -John B. Connally -Shultz -Food prices outlook -Controls -Timing Watergate -Tax audit on Lawrence F. O'Brien, Jr. -Shultz -Joseph A. Califano, Jr. -Investigation -Howard R. Hughes Dahlgren [Dahlberg] Andreas contribution -Stans -Humphrey -O’Brien -Edward Bennett Williams -Midwest finance chairman -Stans -Contribution -Laws -Banking methods -Sam Hughes -Califano -Date of gift statement -Dahlgren [Dahlberg] -Role -Date of gift -Nature of gift -Issues involved
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Andreas -Contact with administration -MacGregor -Dean -Knowledge of contribution -Other contributions -Ten million dollars Watergate -Magruder -Testimony -Hugh W. Sloan, Jr. -Money to G[eorge] Gordon Liddy -Rationale -Republican National Convention -Supervision -Liddy's firing -Sloan -Immunity -Testimony An unknown person entered and left at an unknown time between 1:12 pm and 1:35 pm. -US Attorney -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -Immunity -Fifth Amendment -Previous grand jury appearance -Campaign Spending Act violations -Liddy's role -Role in Watergate -Stans's knowledge -Campaign Spending Act -Stans -Knowledge -Use of funds -Liddy
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Hides legislation -Council on International Economic Policy [CIEP] Watergate -Stans -Possible testimony -Richard G. Kleindienst -Effect on campaign -Mitchell -Kleindienst subordinate -Forthcoming statement -Effect of Watergate on fund raising -Grand jury -Sloan -Testimony -Possible indictments -Burglars, Liddy, E. Howard Hunt, Jr. -Pleas -Trials Arthur H. Bremer -Previous attempt to assassinate the President -Charles W. Colson -Patricia Colson’s reaction to story -Possible public relations impact -Canada -Bremer’s diary -Haldeman’s view -Journal entries -Visit to New York massage parlor -Bremer’s attempt to smuggle gun into Canada -Accident with gun in Canadian motel -Assassination attempts in Canada, April 1972 -Demonstrators -Gas station -Airport -Parliament Block -Demonstrators
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Royal Canadian Mounted Police -Pierre E. Trudeau -Instruction to write memorandum -[Timothy Porteous?] -Secret Service -Ottawa -Possible presence of Bremer in Haldeman’s movies -Assassination attempts in Washington, DC -PRC table tennis exhibition, April 18, 1972 -The President’s visit to the Treasury Building -Assassination of the President compared to assassination of George C. Wallace -Burial of first portion of Bremer’s diary -Possible sale of diary -[Furman v. Georgia] -Effect on death penalty Ehrlichman's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with John J. Rhodes -Platform committee -Women's liberation -Republican women Polling results -View of abortion -Women -Men Ehrlichman left at 1:35 pm. Watergate -Andreas -Statement -Midwest finance chairman -Dahlgren [Dahlberg] -Gift disclosure date -Contribution publicity -Humphrey
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Democrats' views The President's schedule -Forthcoming signing ceremony [for the Revenue Sharing bill] -Possible meeting with women’s group -Possible meeting with group including Magruder -California -Possible meeting with unknown public relations official -Forthcoming trip to Thomas B. McCabe, Jr.’s residence -Weather -California -Connally dinner
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The President and Haldeman left at 1:48 pm.