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Date: 
Sep 18, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07)
Conversation No. 781-1 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:25 am and 9:35 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown woman. Memorandum to H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Copy The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 9:35 am.
Conversation No. 781-2 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:25 am and 9:35 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule -The President's September 19, 1972 meeting with Congressional leaders -Legislation -Vetoes -John D. Ehrlichman -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Hugh Scott, Robert P. Griffin, Gerald R. Ford, Leslie C. Arends -William E. Timmons -Kenneth R. Cole, Jr. -Timmons -Ehrlichman and Weinberger -Memorandum on vetoes -Length of meeting -Agenda -Possible vetoes
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Strategy -Ehrlichman -Possible vetoes -Scott -Nixon's Quest of Peace -Frank van der Linden -Soviet Union trip -Book presentation to the President -Congressional leaders -Breakfast -Ehrlichman -Timmons -Weinberger -Cole Butterfield left at an unknown time before 9:35 am.
Conversation No. 781-3 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 9:35 am - 9:36 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. The President's forthcoming speech to International Narcotics Control Conference -Rose Mary Woods -Release Ziegler left at 9:36 am.
Conversation No. 781-4 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:36 am and 10:16 am
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Location: Oval Office
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Press -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman Bull left at an unknown time before 10:16 am.
Conversation No. 781-5 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 10:16 am - 10:18 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Media -Coverage of Fall Italian Festival, September 17, 1972 -Patrick J. Buchanan -News summary -Television coverage Scheduling -Dwight L. Chapin -David N. Parker -William R. Codus -The President's memorandum -Tricia Nixon Cox Haldeman left at 10:18 am.
Conversation No. 781-6
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07)
Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 10:21 am - 11:18 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. Haldeman. Benjamin Disraeli -Disraeli -Career -William Gladstone -Speech -Social reforms -Liberals -Interest of British people Social reform -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan -John D. Ehrlichman -George P. Shultz -John B. Connally -Action -Disraeli -Robert Peel -1830’s -Property -Popular reaction -Samuel Lubell -Individualism The President's visit to Villa Rosa rest home, September 17, 1972 -The President's conversation with unknown Italian-American man -Welfare -The President's speech -Italian people -Work ethic -Haldeman’s view -Family -John A. Volpe -Lawrence J. Hogan -Volpe
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Scali -Purpose -Charge of hiding in White House -[William W. Gullet] unknown candidate -John A. Scali
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6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -California -Types of high schools -San Marino -Compared to El Monte, Pico Rivera -The President’s campaigning
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An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 10:21 am. Telephone call to Haldeman from William P. Rogers -The President's schedule -Thai ambassador Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:21 and 11:16 am. [Conversation No. 781-6A] Request for a call to William P. Rogers The unknown person left at an unknown time before 11:16 am. Haldeman talked with Rogers at an unknown time between 10:21 am and 11:16 am. Telephone call -[Mrs. Nivasabute] Haldeman conferred with the President at an unknown time.
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Rogers’s advice [End of conferral] Capt. Surayute Nivasabute -Spelling -Telephone number Haldeman conferred with the President at an unknown time. The President's schedule [End of conferral] The President's schedule -Telephone call to Surayute Nivasabute -Timing -News story [End of telephone conversation] The President's schedule -[Stefan Olszowski] -Mrs. Nivasabute -Surayute Nivasabute -Hospital call -Air attache Thai Embassy -Olszowski -Luncheon -September 19, 1972 meeting -Rogers -Women surrogates -Presentation of pins
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Agricutlure Issue -Earl L. Butz's response -McGovern's farm policy -Food prices -Grain prices -Corruption charges -Watergate -Grain sales to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Grain prices -Farm belt -Butz’s speech on administration policies -US-Soviet Union grain deal -PRC -Grain sales -Japan -Effect of peace initiatives on trade -Prices -Surpluses -Butz and McGovern -Jack Benny and Fred Allen analogy -Herbert G. Klein -“Crutch” charge -McGovern -Edward M. Kennedy -Butz
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Issues -John D. Ehrlichman’s role -Domestic council -Amnesty -Marijuana -Abortion -Direct mail -Catholics -Busing -Welfare -Blacks as potential voters -Photographs -William F. (“Billy”) Graham's views -Businessmen -Strategy -Staff reaction -Voting percentages
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The President's schedule -Miss America [Terry Ann Meeuwsen] -Support for the President -Tour -Rose Garden
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) 1972 campaign -The President’s memorandum to Haldeman -Ehrlichman -The President's and Haldeman's meeting with John W. Dean, III -Cabinet and sub-Cabinet -Personnel Steve Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:21 am. Ronald L. Ziegler's schedule The President left at an unknown time before 11:16 am. The President's schedule -Photographs Bull and Haldeman left at 11:16 am.
Conversation No. 781-33 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 11:17 am – 11:18 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald Ziegler. Miss America [Terry Ann Meeuwson and Laurie Lee Schaefer] -Tour -Manager -Rose Garden Stephen B. Bull entered at 11:17 am. -White House Ziegler left at 11:17 am. Unknown men entered and left at an unknown time.
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07)
Ziegler entered at an unknown time. -Chaperones The President's previous meeting with Schaefer Ziegler left at 11:18 am. Bull left at 11:18 am.
Conversation No. 781-7 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 11:18 am – 11:33 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler, Terry Ann Meeuwsen, Beverly Meeuwsen, Laurie Lee Schaefer, Dorothy Schwager and Henry C. Cashen. [The White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting] Introductions -Beverly Meeuwsen -Schaefer Schedules -Washington State -Hawaii Beverly Meeuwsen Terry Ann Meeuwsen’s home state -Wisconsin Photograph session -White House photographer Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) [Photograph session] Schaefer, Terry Ann Meeuwsen -Ages -Hannah Milhous Nixon Horseback riding White House gifts -Presidential seal -Oval Office -Theodore Roosevelt -Steuben glass -Walter F. Annenberg -Crewel embroidery by Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Exhibition -Fundraising for Girl Scouts -Head of State gifts -President of Mexico -Domestic gifts -Music box -1969 inauguration Ronald L. Ziegler -Press pictures -Tour of White House with Miss America Domestic gift -Unknown disabled veteran from Louisiana Tricia Nixon Cox -Columbia, South Carolina -Voter registration -Age Terry Ann Meeuwsen's comment on Prisoners of war (POWs) -The President’s view Terry Ann Meeuwsen et al., left at 11:33 am.
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07)
Conversation No. 781-8 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:33 am and 11:36 am Location: Oval Office An unknown man [Secret Service agent] talked with an unknown person. The President’s schedule
Conversation No. 781-9 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 11:37 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. The President’s recent speech to Conference on International Narcotics Control -Influx of dangerous drugs into US -Analogy -Foreign aid Ziegler left at 11:37 am.
Conversation No. 781-10 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 11:37 am - 11:44 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Jack O. Hicks, John J. Keller, and William F. Rhatican.
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07)
[The White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting] Greetings Miss America [Terry Ann Meeuwsen] Photograph session -Service flags -Navy -Marine Corps -Air Force -Coast Guard -Army -Navy [Photograph session] 1946 Congressional campaign -The President's conversation with [Meeuwsen and Laurie Lee Schaefer] -Tricia Nixon Cox -Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] -American Legion -American veterans [AMVETS] -Disabled American Veterans [DAV] -Support to disabled veterans -"Open door" policy -Donald E. Johnson -The President’s view -Johnson American Legion national convention -Chicago -Johnson -The President’s schedule -Republican National Convention, Miami Johnson Hometowns -LaRue, Ohio
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Columbus -Jim Thorpe -Thorpe -Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania -Character of Pennsylvania residents -Recent floods in Wilkes-Barre J. Edgar Hoover Presentation of gifts by the President -Cuff links -Presidential seal -Pins The President's forthcoming meeting with William M. Colmer -Colmer -Signing ceremony for memorial to Seabees -The President's war experience -Solomon Islands -Seabees -Green Island, New Guinea area -Rabaul -Finah Haven -Goodenough Island -Tanahmerah Bay Hicks, et al., left at 11:44 am.
Conversation No. 781-11 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 11:45 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull at 11:45 am. The President's schedule -David N. Henderson
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -William M. Colmer signing -Photograph session -Italian Fall Festival, September 17, 1972 -Photograph session -Secret Service Bull left at 11:45 am.
Conversation No. 781-12 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 11:45 am - 11:52 am Location: Oval Office The President met with David N. Henderson and John E. Nidecker. [The White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting.] [Photograph session] Henderson’s support for the President Foreign policy -Speeches Prisoners of War [POW] concerns -Miss America, [Terry Anne Meeuwsen] -[Laurie Lee Schaefer] -Ohio -The President’s view -Miss North Carolina Henderson's family -Son -University of Greenville, NC -Walter B. Jones -Chapel Hill
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) North Carolina schools -Chapel Hill -Davidson College -Presbyterian affiliation -Wake Forest University -Baptist affiliation -[1942] Rose Bowl -Duke University -Oregon State University 1972 election -Henderson’s view -Support of North Carolina for the President's policies -Candidate for Governor, James E. Holshouser, Jr. The President's experience at Duke Law School -Basil Whitener -Charlotte -Bomars [sp?] [First name unknown], South Carolina -John Mack Holland, Jr. -Whitener -Nickname Judicial appointments -Legal philosophy -Bipartisan efforts -Law and order -Constitutional beliefs -The President’s view Law and order issues -Law Enforcement Assistance Act -North Carolina -Tricia Nixon Cox -Opinion of Clint Eastwood -Dirty Harry -The President’s view -Judicial system Presentation of gifts -Cuff links
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Presidential seal -Pin Legislation -Wage Stabilization Act -Military labor -Kitchen patrol [KP] -Civilians Henderson and Nidecker left at 11:52 am.
Conversation No. 781-13 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 11:53 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -William M. Colmer -Admirals -Walter M. Enger -George Ryder, retired Bull left at 11:53 am.
Conversation No. 781-14 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 11:54 am - 12:16 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with William M. Colmer, Wallis M. Enger, George Ryder, and John E. Nidecker.
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07)
[The White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting.] Greetings Seabees -Installations -Santa Barbara, California -Port Hueneme -The President's World War II experiences in South Pacific -Guadalcanal, Vella Lavella, Green Island, Bougainville -Seabee mess facilities -Bravery [Photograph session] Memorial -Arlington, Virginia -Memorial Bridge -Felix de Weldon Seabee Gazette -Ryder 22nd Regiment -Commander White White -St. Lawrence Seaway Refreshments Seabees -Compared to Army Corps of Engineers Signing of House Joint Resolution [H.J. Res.] 55 bill -Honoring 1st US Naval Construction Brigade -Honorary Seabee -Emblem
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) [Photograph session] The President's naval experience -Tour of duty during World War II -Seabees -Guadalcanal, Vella Lavella, Bougainville, Green Island -Bombing -Work on airstrip Memorial [General conversation] -New Jersey, New York -New York Yankees, Brooklyn Dodgers Enger, Nidecker, and Ryder left and William E. Timmons entered at 12:03 pm. Busing -Pending legislation -Constitutional amendment -Colmer’s view -The President’s view -Prospects -Timing -Moratorium -James B. Allen -House of representatives of Alabama -Senate -Political benefits -The President’s policy Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:03 pm. Refreshments Manolo Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:16 pm. Busing -Pending legislation -Carl B. Albert’s efforts
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07)
Private bill -Colmer’s efforts -Relief of Claire Broll -Possible veto -Veteran’s affairs -Legislative history -Edward M. Kennedy -Fred R. Harris -Democratic Party -Hugh Scott -Possible precedent -Colmer’s view -Background -Lieutenant in Navy -Transfer to Air Force as Captain -Walter Reed Army Medical Center -Women accepted as Volunteer Emergency Service [WAVES] -Dwight D. Eisenhower’s military staff -Medical malpractice claim -Eye operation -Report to the President -Defense Department 1972 campaign -Tricia Nixon Cox -Mississippi -Support from Mississippi -The President -Colmer's prediction on vote -Mississippi candidates -James O. Eastland -Gilbert Carmichael -John N. Mitchell -John L. McClellan -Colmer's assistant, Trent Lott -Gerald R. Ford -Ballot -Eastland -The President
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Colmer -Political dinner in Pascagula, October 28, 1972 -Ford -Film -Telephone call -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon, Cox, Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Lott Presentation of gift by the President Legislative action -Deadline Colmer and Timmons left and Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 2:16. The President's schedule -John H. Kyl, Don H. Clausen -Forthcoming bill signing -Photograph session -White House gifts -Pins -Wives -Cuff links -September 17, 1972 Italian festival -Priest -Watch Butterfield left at 12:17 pm.
Conversation No. 781-15 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 12:17 pm - 12:25 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John H. Kyl, Don H. Clausen, John E. Nidecker, and Max L. Friedersdorf.
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07)
[The White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting.] Greetings [Photograph session] -Crescent City, California -Photograph -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon Mrs. Nixon's schedule -Chicago, Yellowstone National Park Signing ceremony -House Resolution [HR] 13089 -National Forest Program -National Archives and Records Service
The President's previous visit to the People's Republic of China [PRC] -Dwarf tree from Peking -Planting trees -Redwood planting in Hangchow botanical garden -Sequoia tree -Chou En-lai -Replanting White House gifts -Cuff links -Presidential seal -Pins Clausen’s district -Pears, wine -Delivery Water bill Pears, wine -Delivery -White House
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07)
Water bill -Clausen’s recent conversation with Edward S. Muskic -William H. Hersha -Wayne N. Aspinall -Walter S. Baring -Age -Health -Bella Abzug Health -Pears Kyl et al. left at 12:24 pm.
Conversation No. 781-16 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:24 pm and 12:26 pm. Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Bill signing -John C. Whitaker -Briefing on the environment -Republican women surrogates -Photograph session Bull left at an unkown time before 12:26 pm.
Conversation No. 781-17 Date: September 18, 1972
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Time: Unknown between 12:25 pm and 12:51 pm Location: Oval Office The Presidnt met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Republican women surrogates -Roosevelt Room -Pins -Photograph session -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins Bull left at an unknown time before 12:26 pm.
Conversation No. 781-18 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 12:51 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. Request for a call to the Thai air attache [Capt. Surayute Nivasabute] -[Mrs. Nivasabute]
Conversation No. 781-19 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 12:51 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. Request for a call Henry M. ("Scoop") Jackson
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07)
Conversation No. 781-20 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 12:51 pm - 12:52 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Capt. Surayute Nivasabute. Best wishes -Mrs. Nivasabute -Assault -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Thailand -Washington, DC -Thai ambassador
Conversation No. 781-21 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:52 pm and 1:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's forthcoming meeting -Hugh Scott -Robert P. Griffin -Leslie C. Arends -Gerald R. Ford -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -John D. Ehrlichman -William E. Timmons -Kenneth W. Cole -Luncheon -Number of attendees
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Charles W. Colson -Foreign policy -Gen. John Lavelle hearings -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Henry A. Kissinger -Political connotation -Bryce N. Harlow Butterfield left at an unknown time before 1:00 pm.
Conversation No. 781-22 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 1:00 pm - 1:09 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson. Tricia Nixon Cox's trip to Seattle, Washington US-Soviet Union relations -Negotiations -Henry A. Kissinger -Interim agreement -Startegic Arms limitation Talks [SALT] -Phase II -Administration position -Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions [MBFR] -House of Representatives -Dr. Thomas E. (“Doc”) Morgan -Republicans -Leslie C. Arends -Foreign affairs committee -William S. Mailliard -Senate conferees -Possible administration actions -Morgan -Conference
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07)
The President’s schedule -Washington Supersonic Transport [SST] -The President’s view -1972 election -Boeing Co. -Soviet Union -France -The President’s view -White House staff -Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration -Harry S. Truman’s administration -George Meany -George P. Shultz US-Soviet union relations -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Kissinger -Gifts -Hydrofoil -Cadillac -Power SST -Shultz -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberg -John D. Ehrlichman -The President’s view -1972 Olympics
Conversation No. 781-23 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 1:09 pm Location: Oval Office
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) The President talked with the White House operator. Request for a call to William E. Timmons
Conversation No. 781-24 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 1:09 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at 1:09 pm.
Conversation No. 781-25 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 1:10 pm - 1:12 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with William E. Timmons.
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) The President’s recent conversation with Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson Armed Services Committee -Jackson Amendment -House of Representatives -Senate conference -[Carl B. Albert] -[Thomas] Hale Boggs -Dr. Thomas E. (“Doc”) Morgan, William S. Mailliard -The President’s view -Phase II of Startegic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] negotiations -Henry A. Kissinger -Possible meeting with the President -Morgan -Maillard -Stephen B. Bull
Conversation No. 781-26 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:12 pm and 1:25 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with John D. Ehrlichman. The President's schedule Welfare reform -Concessions -Popular opinion -1972 election -Memorandum -Congressional adjournment -Strategy -Congress -Harry S. Truman The President's schedule
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -September 19, 1972 meeting with Congressional leaders -Public opinion -Alexander P. Butterfield -Hugh Scott -Possible leak -September 18, 1972 meeting with Elliot L. Richardson -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -Memorandum -Ehrlichman -Foreign policy -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s schedule -Gen. John D. Lavelle hearings -Interim agreement [a strategic arms limitation] -Henry A. Kissinger
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Conversation No. 781-27 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:12 pm and 1:25 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Congressional leaders breakfast, September 19, 1972 -Henry A. Kissinger
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:12 pm. -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Bryce N. Harlow -Congressmen -Military appreciation -Kissinger The President’s schedule -Kenneth W. Rietz -William E. Brock -Executive Office Building [EOB] office -Elliot L. Richardson, James D. Hodgson Butterfield left at an unknown time before 1:25 pm. -Theodore H. White -Rietz, Brock -Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 1:25 pm.
Conversation No. 781-28 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:12 pm and 1:25 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Henry A. Kissinger's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 1:25 pm.
Conversation No. 781-29
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Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 3:15 pm - 4:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Elliot L. Richardson, James D. Hodgson, Caspar W. Weinberger, Kenneth W. Cole, James H. Falk, Richard K. Cook, Thomas C. Korologos and John D. Ehrlichman. [This recording began while the conversation was in progress.] Welfare reform -Unemployment -Heads of household -New York Times article by [Eileen Shanahan] -Shanahan -News briefing -Contact with White House staff -George S. McGovern -Hobart Rowan -McGovern -Washington Star article by Brown [first name unknown] -Letter -Health care cost -Phase II economics -Rate of increase An unknown person entered and left at an unknown time after 3:15 pm. -Shanahan -Healthcare costs -Phase II -Rate of increase -Medicare -Medicaid -Possible approaches -Richardson’s role -The President speech on Labor Day, 1972 -House Resolution 1 [HR] -Russell B. Long -Vance Hartke
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Title I -Title II -Medicare -Medicaid -Title III -Disabled -Title IV -Welfare -Senate bill -Titles I, II, III -Possible filibuster -Amendment by William V. Roth, jr. -Debt ceiling bill -Titles I, II, III -1972 election -Titles I, II, III -HR 1, debt ceiling bill -Support of Title IV -Time period -Bringing Congress back -Finance Committee - HR 1 -Abraham A. Ribicoff amendment supporters -Work relief provisions -Public service jobs -Heads of households -Ribicoff amendment's supporters -Senators' concerns -Hugh Scott -Present benefit levels -HR 1 -Work incentive -Costs -HR 1 -Wage rates -Food stamps -Fiscal Year [FY] 1974 -92nd Congress -93rd Congress -Ways and Means Committee -Wilbur D. Mills
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Tax legislation -Trade legislation -Health insurance An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 3:15 pm. Refreshments The unknown person left at an unknown time before 4:19 pm. -Recent conversation with Richardson -Roll call vote -Actual operation -1975-77 -Morale -Costs, fraud suspicion, and administration -Administration -Personnel increases -Administration of welfare program -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -Richard P. Nathan -Summary of alternatives -Waiting -HR -Bringing Congress back -Compromise -1972 election -Revenue sharing -Bringing Congress back 93rd Congress -Composition after 1972 election -Voters -92nd Congress -Mandates -Control of House of Representatives -The President’s view -Majority reductions -1972 election -Change in mood of US -Effect on Congress
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Presidential attention -Composition of Senate -The President’s view -House of Representatives -Competition -Northeastern states -Pennsylvania -New York -South -1972 campaign committee -Congressional candidates -Mississippi -William M. Colmer -Alabama -Georgia -1964 election -Barry M. Goldwater, Jr. -[Howard Hollis Calloway] -Mississippi -James O. Eastland -Ticket splitting -Colmer's administrative assistant [Trent Lott] -Loss of Congressional seats -Retiring Congressmen -Midwest, far west -Poll ratios -Accuracy -McGovern -George M. Gallup -Louis P. Harris -Sweeps -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Alfred M. Landon -Calvin Coolidge in 1924 -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Adlai E. Stevenson II in 1956 -Congressional elections -Unemployment -International policy -Suez crisis -Hungarian crisis
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Margin of 1972 election results -Mandate -Health -Welfare reform -Government reorganization -Opposition in Congress -Mills -Tax bill -92nd Congress Welfare reform -Passage in Congress -Congress -The President’s view -McGovern's welfare proposals -Shifts -Congresional adjournment -Possible political stand -HR 1 -Ribicoff -Administration actions -August 1969 -Congress previous efforts -The President’s view -Richardson's testimony -Scott -HEW -Richardson's trip to Cleveland -Mandate -Reinforcing the President's leadership -Richardson's efforts -92nd Congress -Foreign policy -Veto -Bill -Titles I, II, III -Title IV -House side -Mills -Non-agreement -Title II versions
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -House side -Medicare to disabled -Senate side -Prescription drugs -Title I -The President's proposal -Liberalizing retirement -Social Security -Widows' benefits 1972 campaign -Congress as issue -Welfare reform, health strategy -Tone -Republican leadership -1948 campaign -Harry S. Truman -Thomas Dewey -Gallup polls Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:15 pm. The President’s schedule -Theodore H. White Bull left at an unknown time before 4:19 pm. -Strategy -Legislation -Vocational rehabilitation -Older Americans Act -Post-1972 election session -Shifts in House and Senate -Retirements -Bella S. Abzug -Possible opposition candidates -Democratic convention -1970 election -[Leonard Farbstein] -Unknown woman -Gloria Steinem
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Harvard University -[Richardson]
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Media coverage -Possible comments to press -HR 1 -Welfare reform -Revenue sharing -Welfare reform -Congressional action -Finance committee -Administrative action -The President’s view -Congress Richardson, et al. left at 4:19 p.m.
Conversation No. 781-30 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 4:19 pm - 4:30 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman.
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Welfare reform -Eliot L. Richardson’s position The President's schedule -Congressional leaders meeting, September 19, 1972 -Briefing paper on bills -Henry A. Kissinger -Israeli issues -Water bill -Don H. Clausen -Edmund G. Muskie -Lawyers -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] bill -Mandatory spending -Presidential approval -Hugh Scott -Gerald R. Ford -Possible veto -Congress -White House staff -Legal Services Board -Objections -Career Assistance Program [CAP] -Spending -The President’s view -Veto override Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:19 pm. -Ronald L. Ziegler's request for meeting -Theodore H. White Bull left at an unknown time before 4:25 pm. -Congressional leaders meeting -Bill -William E. Timmons's opinion -Sustaining veto -Congressional relations -Effect of veto -Ehrlichman’s role
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Appropriations bills -Highway Act -Airports bill -Consumer safety -Minimum wage -Consumer agency -Child care -Employee health benefits -Welfare reform -Water pollution -War powers -OEO bill
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OEO bill -Mandatory spending -Budget -Four programs -Briefing paper -Scott -Cutbacks -The President’s view -Joseph W. Alsop -Environment -Water bill -Possible veto -Withholding funding -Courts
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) The President’s schedule -Ziegler -Bull Ehrlichman left at 4:25 pm.
Conversation No. 781-31 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 4:30 pm Location: Oval Office Ronald L. Ziegler met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule Letter to Mrs. Theodore Bennahum The President’s schedule -Theodore H. White -Photograph session -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins The President entered at 4:30 pm. The President’s schedule -White Letter to Mrs. Bennahum -Timing -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -White -Theodore Bennahum’s support for the President The President’s schedule -Ziegler -White -Forthcoming meeting
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Ground rules -Quotes -Use -Time, Life -[The Making of the President, 1972] -Duration -Interuption -Kenneth C. Rietz meeting -[Willie E. Brock, III] Ziegler and Bull left at 4:30 pm.
Conversation No. 781-32/782-1 Date: September 18, 1972 Time: 4:31 pm - 5:30 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Theodore H. White. [Photograph session] -Oval Office -Executive Office Building [EOB] -Furnishings -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Photograph copies White's forthcoming book [The Making of the President, 1972] Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 4:31 p.m. Refreshments Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:30 p.m. -1960 campaign -Political conventions -Re-election campaigns
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Secret Service protection -Rose F. Kennedy -Edward M. Kennedy -George C. Wallace
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Issues -George S. McGovern -Southern states -Texas rallies -Support for the President -Race -Work -Patriotism -Amnesty issue -Vietnam speeches by the President -Work ethic -North -Marijuana -Bible belt
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The President’s schedule [The Making of the President, 1968] White's previous book -Conversation with the President after 1968 election -Hotel Pierre -1969 Presidential priorities -Possible arms deal -Soviet Union -Middle East -Vietnam War -The People's Republic of China [PRC] -Africa -Plans -Comparison to George H. (“Babe”) Ruth -Charlie Root -Soviet Union -PRC -Middle East Domestic Affairs Foreign policy -Vietnam -Negotiations -PRC -Soviet union -Negotiations and cooperation -US prestige in Europe -Japan -Southeast Asia -Pakistan-India relations
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -World situation -The President’s view -PRC -White’s final chapter in forthcoming book -Great statesmen -Henry A. Kissinger -Trip to Soviet Union -Meeting with Leonid I. Brezhnev -Chou En-Lai -The President -Konrad Adenauer -Charles A.J.M. De Gaulle -Winston S. Churchill -[Maurice] Harold MacMillan -Eisenhower -Soviet Union -Brezhnev -PRC -Chou -Mao Tse-Tung -Japan -Nobosuke Kishi -Eisaku Sato -Shigeru Yoshida -Kekuei Tanaka -Effect of 1972 election -The President’s view The President’s policies -1968 election -Effect of press -Effect of Establishment -Relations with PRC -Japan -Soviet union -PRC -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] II -Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions [MBFR] -Europe -Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe [CSCE] -1972 election
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Churchill -Potsdam analogy -US relations -Japan -PRC -Europe -Role of US -Arms -Armed forces -Avoiding Finlandization -Middle East -William P. Rogers -Commitment to Israel -Africa policy -Latin America policy -Need for changes -The President’s conversation with Kissinger on foreign policy -Importance of mandate -Public support at home -News media -Time, Newsweek, New York Times, Washington Post -Effect -Europe, Japan, Soviet Union, PRC -May 8, 1972 speech on mining and bombing -US-Soviet Union summit Domestic policy -The President’s view -Role of Congress -Harry S. Truman -80th Congress -Taft-Hartley bill -Foreign aid -Greece, Turkey -Marshall Plan -Vietnam -Congressional action -Congress -McGovern -Bipartisan tradition -Welfare proposals
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Strong national defense and foreign policy -George Meany -John B. Connally -Redistribution of wealth -Truman -Congressional opposition -80th Congress -Truman -Taft-Hartley bill -Taxes -Price controls -The President's accomplishments -Post Office -Revenue sharing -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Elliot L. Richardson -Welfare reform, taxes, health, government reorganization -The President’s recent meeting with Congress -92nd Congress -93rd Congress -Congress -Effect of the President's possible mandate -House -Senate -Mandate -Truman in 1946 -Succession upon Roosevelt's death -Mandate -Republicans -Domestic policy -1972 campaign -Congress -Welfare increase -Fiscal responsibility The President’s schedule -[William E. Brock, III] Domestic policy -Changes
49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -The President's nomination by Rockefeller -The President's meeting with Rockefeller -Poverty program -1960s decade -John D. Ehrlichman and Henry A. Kissinger -Louis P. Harris -"Change that works" -American public opinion -Government reorganization -Constitutional change -Cities -Samuel Lubell -Harris, George H. Gallup -Rockefeller -Transportation, housing -Pragmatism of administration -Congress -Efficiency -Responsiveness -Goals The President's view of first term -Protest -Demonstrators [An unknown portion of the conversation was not recorded at this time while the tape was changed]