788

Date: 
Sep 29, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Conversation No. 788-1 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: 9:45 am - 10:45 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.
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Watergate -Washington Post report -Possible sources -John N. Mitchell -Bernard L. Barker -Possible sources -Methods -John P. Roche column -Barry M. Goldwater -Speech -The President's campaign airplane in 1968 -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -Lyndon B. Johnson
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Vietnam -The President’s meeting with Henry A. Kissinger and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Post-election efforts to bring war to a conclusion -Implications -The President’s view -Kissinger -Escalation -International repercussions -Possible escalation -Haldeman’s view -The President’s view -The People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Soviet Union -Effects on relations with other countries -Nguyen Van Thieu -Possible settlement Kissinger and Stephen B. Bull entered at 10:00 am. The President’s schedule -Maurice Schumann Bull left at an unknown time before 10:04 am. Vietnam -Possible settlement -Thieu -Haig -Post-election plans -End the war strategy -1972 Presidential election importance
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Effect of options on elections -The President’s view -George S. McGovern stand -World position of the US -Statement of principles -Implication for election -Kissinger’s view -Prisoners of War [POW] release -Cease-fire -Coalition government -Continuation of Government of Vietnam [GVN] -Thieu -Resignation -Commission of National Reconciliation -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] -Thieu’s possible action -Effect on Asian governments -Philippines -Indonesia -Consequence of agreement -Resignation of Thieu -Technical issues -Cease-fire -American disengagement -Return of POWs -Thieu -North Vietnamese Haldeman left at 10:04 am.
The President’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Schumann -Jacques Kosciusko-Morizet -Georges J.R. Pompidou -US-French relations -Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions [MBFR] The President left at 10:05 am. The President entered at 10:05 am.
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) 1972 Presidential election -The President’s meeting with Kissinger and Haig on Vietnam -POWs -McGovern -Uniforms -Edward K. Elins Maurice Schumann, Kosciusko-Morizet, Bull, the White House photographer and members of the press entered at 10:06 am. Greetings -The President’s schedule -California trip -Bill signing [Photograph session] -Seating arrangements The White House photographer and members of the press left at an unknown time before 10:45 am. Oval Office -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Effect of décor on television filming US-French relations -The President’s view -Pompidou -Kissinger’s talks with North Vietnamese in Paris -French government -Direction of relationship -Channel of communication -Possible meeting with Pompidou -Timing -The President’s previous meeting -Azores -Monetary discussion The President’s schedule
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Previous trip to Peking -Previous trip to Moscow -1972 campaign trips -Focus on Europe in 1973 -Kissinger -Atlantic community US-foreign policy -US-Soviet Union talks -Effect on US-European relationship -Soviet Union -PRC French policy -Mao Tse-Tung -Lin Piao -Views on relationship with West -French-North Vietnamese relations -Communications -US-North Vietnamese talks US foreign policy -The President’s previous trip to California -The President’s briefing by Kissinger -[Sequoia] Paris Peace Talks and Vietnam War -Soviet Union -Status of North Vietnamese forces -Laos -Cambodia -South Vietnam -Political issues -North Vietnam -Thieu -Guarantees -Haig’s forthcoming trip to Saigon -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Thieu -Kissinger’s schedule -Next meeting with North Vietnamese
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -French cooperation -Importance -North Vietnamese -Kissinger’s view -Political decisions -Nature of negotiations -US approach to negotiations -North Vietnamese approach to negotiations -Thieu’s position -Forthcoming US Presidential election -US negotiating position -North Vietnam -War as an issue -Settlement -Transition after the election -The President’s schedule -Cabinet -Government changes -State of the Union address -Budget -Interests -Nature -Provisions of agreement -Policy considerations -US entry in Vietnam -1954 Geneva Accords -Hanoi, Peking -Importance of details -Kissinger’s view -Thieu’s role -North Vietnam -Kissinger’s schedule -Paris Peace Talks -1972 Presidential election -Possible speech in San Francisco -The President’s previous conversation with David Packard -US-North Vietnamese interests -North Vietnam -Need for an advisor -Soviet Union’s role
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Chou En-Lai -Soviet Union -Schumann’s previous conversations with Andrei A. Gromyko -French impression -North Vietnamese desire for settlement -Possible bombing halt -1968 -US policy -Possible bombing halt -The President’s view -Compared to bombing halt of 1968 -Reactions -Progress in negotiations -The President’s policy -Total agreement -Public announcement -Next meeting -Traffic lawyer analogy US-French monetary policy -US-French relations -Pompidou -Meeting with the President -Monetary Policies -Valery Giscard D’Estaing -The President’s view -George P. Shultz -Previous meetings in Azores -The President’s previous statement -Pompidou -Total convertibility -Floating currency -US policy -Shultz -The President’s view -Post-election schedule -Possible meeting with Giscard D’Estaing -The President’s view -French -British -Germans
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Italians -Differences on issues -Importance of understanding -Shultz -Germany -Great Britain -Japan -US policy -France -Azores -Possible meeting with Pompidou -Shultz -Giscard D'Estaing -Pompidou’s position -Schumann’s view Koscinski-Morizet’s schedule -Shultz -Monetary policy speech -Meeting with Peter Flanagan -Peter G. Peterson -Giscard D'Estaing Paris Peace Talks and Vietnam -Possible briefing by Kissinger -Timing -Negotiating assistance -France -PRC -Settlement -North Vietnamese negotiating techniques -Soviet Union -PRC -Kissinger’s view -Effect on negotiations -Position of the North Vietnamese -Possible settlement -Timing -The President’s view -1972 Presidential election -Allies
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Election importance -The president’s view -Bombing halt in 1968 -Hubert H. Humphrey -The President’s policies for second term -Relationships with other countries -PRC -Soviet Union -Rest of the world -Focus -Importance of Vietnam -Indonesia -Thailand -Effect of war on foreign policy -Effect of the President’s policies in first term -Previous trip to PRC -Previous trip to Soviet Union -The President’s view -US policies -Europe -Soviet union -PRC -Settlement -The President’s view -Kissinger’s view Presentation of Presidential gifts -Cuff links
Schumann, et al. left at 10:45 am.
Conversation No. 788-2 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: 10:45 am - 10:50 am Location: Oval Office
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's list to forthcoming state dinners -Dinner for Sir Alexander F. Douglas-Home -Melvin R. Laird -Richard G. Kleindienst -Additions -John H. (“Jack”) Whitney -Elliot L. Richardson -George P. Shultz -Richardson -George W. Romney -James D. Hodgson -John A. Volpe -Richardson -Andrei A. Gromyko dinner -Results Butterfield left at 10:50 am.
Conversation No. 788-3 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: 10:51 am - 10:53 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's forthcoming meeting with Sir Alexander F. Douglas-Home Henry A. Kissinger's schedule William P. Rogers's Schedule -Kissinger Butterfield left at 10:53 am.
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Conversation No. 788-4 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:54 am and 11:07 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Sir Alexander F. Douglas-Home -George R.S. Baring [Earl of Cromer] -Possible attendance -Topics of discussion Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:54 am. H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman’s schedule -John D. Ehrlichman The President’s schedule -Forthcoming trip to Atlanta -Timing for return -Possible meeting with Dr. W. Kenneth Riland Butterfield left at 10:56 am. Ronald L. Ziegler's schedule The President's schedule -Arthur F. Burns -Previous telephone call to the President -The President's previous speech to the International Monetary Fund [IMF] -Peter M. Flanigan -Forthcoming trip to India -Ziegler's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 11:07 am.
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Conversation No. 788-5 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:56 am and 11:07 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Arthur F. Burns. The President's schedule -Previous meeting with Maurice Schumann International Monetary Fund [IMF] meeting -Burns’s view -Prices in US -Foreign reaction to trends in US -Control -Production -Last year’s statistics Burns’s schedule -Stephen B. Bull -Timing -1972 Presidential elections -Burns’s role -Japan -India -Indonesia -India -The President’s view -Pakistan -Bangladesh -Indonesia -The President’s view -Burns’s previous trips -Singapore -Malaysia -South Korea -Taiwan
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Hong Kong -South Korea -Possible itinerary -Japan -Indonesia -Iran -Mohammad Reza Pahlavi [Shah of Iran] -The President’s view -Israel -Hussein ibn Talel [Hussein, King of Jordan] The US economy -Federal Reserve system -Discount rates -Bank directors -Control of rates -Timing -Stock market -Effect -New York -New Jersey -Connecticut -Joseph P. Kennedy's purchase of stocks in 1960 -Timing -New York Stock Exchange -[James J. Needham], Bernard J. (“Bunny”) Lasker -Money supply and interest rates -Control of prices -The President’s view -Increases -The president’s view -Italians -British -Current situation -The President’s forthcoming meeting with Sir Alexander F. Douglas-Home -Burns’s view -Fiscal discipline -Government control -American labor unions -British labor unions
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -George Meany -British -Attitude -George P. Shultz Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:54 am. The President’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Home -Forthcoming dinner for Home -Unknown person’s schedule -Burns’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 11:07 am. The President and Burns left at 11:07 am.
Conversation No. 788-6 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:07 am and 12:03 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men met. Schedule [This conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 12:03 pm.]
Conversation No. 788-7 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:03 pm and 12:11 pm Location: Oval Office
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Taping schedule -Timing -Opportunities Industrialization Centers (OIC)
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The President’s schedule -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Charles W. Colson Bull left at an unknown time before 12:11 pm.
Conversation No. 788-8 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: 12:11 pm - 2:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Charles W. Colson. Greetings The President left and H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 12:12 pm.
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President's schedule The President entered at an unknown time before 12:15 pm. Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 12:15 pm. The President's schedule -John B. Anderson -Dinner Butterfield left at 12:17 pm. 1972 Presidential election -The President's election headquarters in Phoenix -Arson -Demonstrators -George S. McGovern -News summary -Press usage -Exploitation -Anti-war demonstrators at Doral Hotel -Richard Moore -Signs -International Telephone and Telegraph Company [ITT] -Watergate -Anti-Nixon rally -Pictures -Communist banners -Century Plaza demonstration -Mao Tse-tung -George Putnam -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins -Pictures -McGovern -Supporters -Century Plaza demonstrators -Burning of headquarters -Senate Fair Campaign Practices Committee -Complaint filing -Robert J. Dole -Congress
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Ronald L. Ziegler -Clark MacGregor's statement -Press coverage -Surrogates Speeches by campaign surrogates -Quotations -Colson -John B. Connally -Defense issue -Spiro T. Agnew -Peter H. Dominick -William P. Rogers -McGovern -Defense cuts -Melvin R. Laird -The President's speech to American Legion -Use -Defense strength -Navy -Aircraft carriers -Air Force -B-1 bomber -Army
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Watergate -White House reaction
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19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -ITT Watergate -Indictments ITT -White House staff -Disciplinary action US-Soviet Union grain deal -Administration action -Personnel -Butz -The President’s view -Administration personnel -Action by Butz -Impropriety -Error in judgment -Joseph E. Kraft -Soviet Union crop failure -Effect -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr. -Subsidies -Hurting tax payers -Negotiations -Soviet Union’s wheat crop -Future trade with Soviets -Effect -Negotiations -Farm prices -Other crops -Compared to car sales 1972 Presidential election -US-Soviet Union grain deal -Farm state effect -Public feeling -Soviet position -Big business advantage -Possible use as campaign issue -McGovern
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Patrick J. Buchanan -Exit visas for Soviet Jews -Foreign policy -Trade with Soviet Union -Big business -Farmers -Buchanan’s assessment -Effect on campaign -Communists -Possible gain in support -Lack of media opposition -Conservative media -Liberal media -Jews -American opinion on foreign policy -The President’s view -Support for President Exit visas for Soviet Jews -Effect on Americans -The President’s view -Israeli policy -University of Southern California, Los Angeles [UCLA] -Tuition rebate to medical students US-Soviet Union grain deal -McGovern -Buchanan -McGovern’s staff -Media support -Watergate -US-Soviet Union grain deal -CBS -New York Times -Washington Post Watergate -Washington Post -Union at the Washington Post -Colson’s view -Katherine A. Graham
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Publishing contract disputes -New York Herald Tribune -Compared to New York Times -Washington Times -Publishing empire -Television station owned by Washington Post [WTOP-Washington, DC]
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The President's schedule -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] interim agreement -Congressional signing -Andrei A. Gromyko -Monday meeting -Tuesday signing ceremony
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22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President, Haldeman and Colson left at 2:03 pm.
Conversation No. 788-9 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:04 pm and 3:15 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men met. Location of switch The recording cut off at an unknown time before 3:16 pm.
Conversation No. 788-10 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:05 pm and 3:16 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Speech draft -Length The recording cut off at an unknown time before 3:16 pm.
Conversation No. 788-22 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:05 pm and 3:16 pm
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service agents] met. An unknown man talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 3:05 pm and 3:16 pm. [Conversation No. 788-22A] The President’s location [End of conversation] [Unintelligible] The unknown people left at an unknown time before 3:16 pm.
Conversation No. 788-11 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: 3:16 pm - 3:30 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Kissinger's schedule -Executive Office Building [EOB] -Previous lunch with Hedley W. Donovan and Tad Szulc -Vietnam Peace Talks -Political effect -The President’s view -Kissinger’s response -Possible settlement -Timing Vietnam peace negotiations -Peace talks -Meeting after previous meeting
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Importance Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s schedule -Forthcoming trip to Vietnam The President’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Sir Alexander F. Douglas-Home -Kissinger’s attendance -Meeting with Kissinger and Haig -Kissinger’s schedule -Previous talk with Haig Vietnam Peace Talks -Nguyen Van Thieu’s position -Resignation -Scenario -Possible effect An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 3:16 pm. Refreshments The unknown person left at an unknown time before 3:30 pm. Thieu’s possible resignation -North Vietnam military -Effect on South Vietnam -Laos -Cambodia -South Vietnam -French’s view -Possible bombing halt -The President’s view -Sorties -Agreement -Kissinger’s view -20th Parallel Haig’s forthcoming meeting with Thieu -Significance -The President’s view
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Paris Peace negotiations -Possible progress -North Vietnamese military -North Vietnam -Haig’s presence at negotiations -Haig’s role -Impact on Thieu -Haig’s role -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Constituent assembly -Constitution -Presidential election in South Vietnam -Review of Constitution -Presidential election in South Vietnam -National assembly -Election -Constitution review -Haig -Thieu’s possible reaction -Previous position -Presidential election -National Assembly election Vietnam Peace Talks -Committee of National Reconciliation -Presidential election -US proposal -Kissinger’s view -Committee -Effect -US withdrawal -Cease-fire -North Vietnamese proposal -Presidential elections -Military and political issues -Haig’s forthcoming meeting with Thieu -Thieu -Cease-fire -US presence in South Vietnam -Interests of US and South Vietnam -Thieus’ position
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Kissinger’s view -South Vietnam -Melvin R. Laird -Supplies to South Vietnam -South Vietnamese Air Force -Supplies -Navy -Air Force -Future plans -Need for aircraft -Bombing -US withdrawal -The President’s view -Kissinger’s view -Need for aircraft -Prisoner of war [POW] issue -Communist government possibility The President’s schedule -The President’s forthcoming meeting with Home -Home’s forthcoming meeting with Kissinger -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Topics of discussion Kissinger's schedule Kissinger left at 3:30 pm.
Conversation No. 788-12 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: 3:32 pm and 3:58 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Beurt and Cory SerVaas. [The White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting.]
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Introductions Presentation of Saturday Evening Post to the President -Articles by Presidents -Franklin D. Roosevelt's article on Vice Presidents -[John] Calvin Coolidge -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins's photographs
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Saturday Evening Post -Indianapolis -Curtiss Publishing -Offices Steel business owned by SerVaas -Steel plants -Jennings County -The President's previous visit -Forging plants -Automobile parts -Hospital building -North Vernon, Indiana -Richmond, Indiana -Columbus, Indiana
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Plans for speech for the President on unemployment -Beurt SerVass's previous position as speechwriter -American Legion -National Commanders -Foreign affairs -Unemployment problem -Policy speech -Utilization of draft boards -Classification -Handicap status -Less than minimum wages -Patrick J. Buchanan -John D. Ehrlichman -Domestic Council -Draft of speech -Sickle cell anemia -Cerebral palsy -Mental capabilities -Cory SerVass's previous position -Physician -Work with handicapped -Industry -Sickle cell anemia -Cerebral palsy -Epilepsy -Labor Department -The President's previous speech -Reorganization of Cabinet -Importance of employment -Need for union support -Sickle cell anemia -Blacks -Classification of hardcore unemployed
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Identification of handicapped -Draft board -Humanitarian appeal -Welfare opposition -Handicapped -Desire to work Saturday Evening Post -Plans -Look magazine -Bimonthly issue -Circulation -Holiday magazine -Previous problems -Losses -Founder -Benjamin Franklin -Suspensions of circulation -Subscription costs compared to newsstand costs -Postage rates -Madison Avenue advertising agencies -Support -Political orientation -Kenneth Wilson -Holiday Inn -J. Walter Thompson Company -E.I. Lilly Company -Gene Beasly -Unknown advertising agency -Saturday Evening Post advertising -Recommended advertising policy -Meeting with H.R. Haldeman -J. Walter Thompson Company -J. Walter Thompson Company -Wilson -Holiday Inn -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Kodak -Media buyers -Washington Star editorial -Jack Anderson
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Lewis F. Powell, Jr. -Press bias -Advertising agencies' effect on television -National Review -General Motors advertising in Saturday Evening Post -Saturday Evening Post exposure of the President's policy -Compared to Reader’s Digest and news magazines Haldeman's schedule Ehrlichman's schedule Presentation of Presidential gifts -Cuff links -Pin -Golf balls
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Beurt and Cory SerVaas left at 3:58 pm.
Conversation No. 788-13 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:58 pm and 4:04 pm Location: Oval Office
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's forthcoming meeting with Sir Alexander F. Douglas-Home -Henry A. Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 4:04 pm.
Conversation No. 788-14 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:58 pm and 4:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's forthcoming state dinner for Sir Alexander F. Douglas-Home -Room arrangements -Red Room -Blue Room Butterfield left at an unknown time before 4:04 pm.
Conversation No. 788-15 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: 4:04 pm - 5:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Sir Alexander F. Douglas-Home and Henry A. Kissinger; members of the press and the White House photographer were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Kissinger’s meeting with Home -The People’s Republic of China [PRC]
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Home’s forthcoming trip to Asia Photographs Nature of conversation The President’s forthcoming dinner for Home -Schedule Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:04 pm. Bull left at an unknown time before 4:08 pm. The President’s residences -California -Florida Kissinger left at 4:08 pm. 1972 Presidential election Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 4:08 pm. Refreshments Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:15 pm. Foreign affairs -US initiatives -PRC -Soviet Union -Atlantic Alliance -Lines of communication -The President’s view -PRC -Soviet Union -The President’s view -US and Alliance policies -Cooperation -European Security Conference -Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions [MBFR]
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Soviet Union’s policies -Effect on Europe -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Home’s view -Propaganda -European Security Conference -Soviet satellite countries -Romania -Poland -Czechoslovakia -Post-election policy of the US -The President’s view -Exchange of views -Timing -The President’s second term -Appointments -Budget -Foreign affairs -Edward R.G. Heath -NATO alliance -French participation -Charles A.J.M. de Gaulle -Forthcoming French elections -Michel Debre -Georges J.R. Pompidou -Maurice Schumann -French Parliament -Political parties -Pompidou -The President’s view -Nuclear weapons -The President’s view -Military -Congress -Secrecy -Industrial nations -Tactical nuclear weapons -The President’s view -Europe -Defense cuts -The President’s view
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Possible response -The President’s view -Nuclear weapons -Armed Forces -Air Force -Navy -Army -Manpower -Weaponry -Nuclear deterrent
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-NATO military capability -Public support -Effect of arms control -Soviet conventional arms -Developments -Need for US and NATO response -PRC -Soviet Union -Soviet Union -US and United Kingdom response -Conventional Forces -US Navy -Aircraft carriers -Jordan crisis in 1970 -Naval presence
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Importance -Syria -Soviet Union -Conventional Forces -Importance -Indian Ocean -Soviet naval presence -US naval strength PRC -Interests -US disarmament -Japan -The President’s conversation with Chou En-Lai -US military -Soviet presence -Japanese military Foreign policy issues in 1972 election -House and Senate support -Defense issue -George S. McGovern -Defense cuts -European withdrawal -Mandate for the President’s policy US military presence in Europe -Force reductions -Netherlands -Belgium -Denmark -Consultation with NATO -Soviet Union -Netherlands -Belgium -Denmark -Position of Germany -The President’s view -Willy Brandt -Olympic Games -East German victories
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Reaction of West Germans -Signs of unity -Nuclear parity -Soviet moves -Conventional weapons -European responsibility -US and Soviet aims -The President’s view -Differences between US and Soviet Union -European Security Conference -PRC-Soviet Union conflict -The President’s view -Soviet union -PRC -Population -Soviet references to the PRC -PRC -The President’s view -US negotiations -US communications with PRC -Indian Ocean situation -Soviet relations -India -Britain’s relations with India as colony -PRC attitudes -Chou En-Lai -View -Effect -US-PRC initiative -Soviet Union border buildup -India -The President’s view -Soviet arms to India -Missiles -Pakistan -India -India-Soviet Union relations -The President’s view -Japan -PRC view -Intentions
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Chou En-Lai’s view -US role in Asia -The President’s view -NATO strength -MBFR -Western Europe -US -Japan -Soviet Union -The President’s view -Relations -Effect of PRC-Soviet Union relations -Public opinion -US grain deal -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] talks -The President’s view -Interests -Negotiations -The President’s view -Implications of SALT II -Western Europe -Compared with SALT I -Negotiations -Need for consultations -The President’s view -US view -Negotiations -Soviet Union view -1972 election -Mandate -B-1 bomber -Weapons research -Senate vote -Anti-Ballistic Missile [ABM] Treaty -Agreement -Offensive weapons -Submarines -Missiles -Balance European defense
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Triangular force -Home’s view -Independent nuclear forces -French force -The President’s view -De Gaulle’s view -Size of forces Dialogue with the Soviets -Posture of the Allies -The President’s view -NATO -Defense -PRC –Soviet Union relations -Public opinion -Role -Effect of negotiations Middle East -Israel -Present government -The President’s view -Attitude of Golda Meir -Need for peace -The President’s view -Middle East population -Israel -Arabs -Israeli interests -Attitudes -Need for negotiations -The President’s view -Middle East -Oil -Attitudes -Soviet approach -The President’s view -United Arab Republic [UAR] -The President’s view -Soviet Union involvement -US involvement
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Israel -Territorial defense -Effect on Peru negotiation -US support -Phantoms -Skyhawks -Public support -1972 Presidential election issue -The President’s view -Bargaining position -Problems -Borders -Jerusalem -Home’s previous meeting with Meir -Peace negotiations -Arabs -Egypt -Israel withdrawal from territories -Great Britain’s relationship with Egypt -Soviet Union -Sales of weapons -Defensive weapons -Offensive weapons -Great Britain and US policy -Effect of Israeli situation -Egypt -Syria -Egypt -Israel -Timing for negotiation -The President’s view -Terrorism -Attack on Israeli Olympic team in Munich -Israeli response -The President’s view -Future problems -Need for settlement -Effect on Middle East -US policy -The President’s view -Great Britain role
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -US domestic situation -Effect -Great Britain work with Mohammad Reza Pahlavi [Shah of Iran] -Sheik of Abu Dhabi -Islands in Persian Gulf -Iran British government -Home’s previous meeting with Finance Ministries -Anthony P.L. Barber -Pierre-Paul Schweitzer -George P. Shultz -Schedule -John B. Connally -Treasury matters -Present Administration -The President’s view -Cooperation of with US -Heath’s poll standing -The President’s view -[James] Harold Wilson example -Present situation in Great Britain -Political climate -Home’s view -Inflation -Trade unions -Wages -Inflation -Need for compromise -Confederation of British Industry [CBI] -Election -Comparison of US and Great Britain labor forces -The President’s view -Support in Presidential election -McGovern -National defense issues -George Meany -Social issues -Support fort he President -1932 Presidential election -Labor union and Labor Party
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Relationship -Union leaders -Political philosophy -Shop stewards -Communists -Power struggle -Leadership -Level of wages -Effects of increases -CBI -Price increases -Anthony Benn -Position on European Economic Community -Wilson -US labor movement -Meany -Building trades -Leonard Woodcock -Automobile unions -Meany -Political philosophy -Support for President -Economic danger to country -The president’s view -Price increases -Wage increases -Inflation -Education -Problems -Media example -Intellectuals -The president’s view -Meany 1972 Presidential election -McGovern -Support from youth -Educated -Uneducated -Vietnam war issue -Current situation
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Effect Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:08 pm. The President’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 5:15 pm. 1972 Presidential election -Youth -Vietnam War issue -Draft -Casualties -Troop withdrawals -Bombing -Prisoners of War [POWs] -McGovern supporters -Vietnam War stance -The President’s supporters -Reaction to radicalism -The President’s view -Drug culture and violence -Nostalgia -Romanticism -Patriotism -Youth -The President’s view -Establishment problem -The President’s view -Media -Television -Newspapers -New York Times -Washington Post -News magazines -College professors -Church -Catholics -Northern protestants -Supporters of the President’s policies -Traditional enemies
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Organized labor -Defense and Vietnam issue -Agriculture -Education -The President’s view -Eastern schools -University of California -Left-leaning tendencies -Professors -Reaction by students -Vietnam issue Home’s schedule The President and Home left at 5:15 pm.
Conversation No. 788-16 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:16 pm and 5:21 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -John D. Ehrlichman -Domestic items -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Henry A. Kissinger and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. meeting -Forthcoming trip -Kissinger and Haig’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 5:21 pm.
Conversation No. 788-17
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Date: September 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:16 pm and 5:21 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -John D. Ehrlichman's schedule -Alexander M. Haig, Jr and Henry A. Kissinger's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 5:21 pm.
Conversation No. 788-18 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:16 pm and 6:30 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman's schedule John D. Ehrlichman's schedule Ehrlichman entered at 5:21 pm. Bull left at an unknown time before 5:50 pm. Spending ceiling -House of Representatives -Wilbur D. Mills -Ways and Means Committee -Amendment to debt ceiling extension -George H. Mahon -Carl B. Albert -[Thomas] Hale Boggs -Opposition
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Bryce N. Harlow -Staff meeting -Mahon staff member -Mills staff member -Opportunities for the administration -Expenditures -Lower taxes -Support -Embarrassment -House Democrats -Possibility of rebuff -The President's role -Republican Congressional leadership -Surrogates -Major efforts -Public interest groups -Business lobby -Timing -Plans -Meeting -Possible briefing -The President -The President’s view -Ehrlichman's possible role -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Possible Republican Congressional leadership role -Cabinet meeting -William E. Timmons's list -Letter -Surrogate -Outside group support -Republican challengers issue -Conference spokesmen Andrei A. Gromyko’s schedule -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] signing -Henry A. Kissinger's schedule Budget -Meeting with the President -Key Republican leaders
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Gerald R. Ford -Leslie C. Arends -Barber B. Conable, Jr. -Plan -Mills -Albert -Boggs -Mahon -Timmons's conversation with Mills -Possible partisan motivation -The President’s view -Environmental statement -San Francisco -Spending bills -Pocket veto -Water bill -Possible veto message -Previous recommendation by the President -Tax increase -Veto -Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] appropriations bill -Veto -Audio and video Speech -The President's previous video speech US-Soviet Union grain deal -Haldeman's schedule -Earl L. Butz -Preparation Previous Cost of Living Council [COLC] meeting -Ehrlichman's schedule -The President’s view -Rent -Senior citizens -Arthur S. Fleming -The president’s previous meeting with Robert E. Merriam -Surrogates -Donald H. Rumsfeld
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Bull entered at an unknown time after 5:21 pm. Haldeman's schedule -Grain deal Bull left at an unknown time before 5:50 pm. 1972 Presidential election -Tax bill -Ehrlichman's previous meeting -Department of Treasury information -John N. Andrews, Jr. -Radio speech -Problems of elderly -Radio speeches -Debt ceiling -Future Grain deal with the Soviet Union -Handling by government officials -Grain trading -Industry role -Clarence D. Palmby -Job offer -Negotiations with Soviet Union -Carroll G. Brunthaver -Press release -Telephone calls to grain dealers -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] special -False allegations -Previous Department of Agriculture knowledge of Soviet crop failure Haldeman entered at 5:50 pm. -Agricultural attache report -Moscow -Facts -Department of Agriculture -Chronology -Butz -Midwest
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Possible radio address -Explanation -Three farm editors -Meet the Press format -Possible press conference -Importance of radio -Question and answer on radio -Rationale -The President’s view -Palmby -Butz’s view -Possible changes -Using industry officials -Butz's credibility -Three issues -Disadvantage to taxpayers -Possible US subsidy to Soviet Union -Conflict of interest -Palmby -Brunthaver -Change in policy -Grain dealer notification -Confusion -Democratic information -14 government officials from grain industry -The President's law firm -John N. Mitchell -Cargill Company -Representation -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] investigation -Richard G. Kleindienst -White House involvement -Butz's responsibility -Price consideration -Cargill Company -Reaction of farmers -Louis P. Harris Poll -The President’s standings in Midwest -Butz's handling of issue -Schedule -Figures of poll standings
49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Charles W. Colson -Harris poll -Ratings decreases -Possible reason -Midwest -South -West -Michigian -Detroit Daily News poll -Minnesota -Iowa The President's schedule -The President's forthcoming meeting with Republican Congressional leaders -Timing -Gromyko -Revenue sharing ceremony in White House -List of mayors to invite -Mayors for George S. McGovern -John V. Lindsay -Joseph Alioto -San Francisco, California -Henry W. Maier -Milwaukee, Wisconsin -R. Sargent Shriver -Lindsay -Alioto
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50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) US Soviet Union grain deal as issue -Poll importance -The President’s view -Midwest -Chicago -Detroit -Columbus -Indianapolis -Concern over grain -Butz’s view -Storage sale -Japan -Wheat market -Harris poll The President's schedule -Monday meeting -Ehrlichman’s role -Timmons -Cabinet Room -Timing -Gromyko Ehrlichman left at 5:53 pm.
1972 Presidential election -Possible use of information -Kenneth W. Clawson's schedule -White House role -Mitchell Radio talks by the President -Issues -Ehrlichman -Number -Timing Bull entered at an unknown time after 5:53 pm. The President’s schedule
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Kissinger and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Bull left at an unknown time before 6:03 pm.
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Kissinger and Haig entered at 6:03 pm. Haig’s forthcoming trip to Saigon -Vietnam peace negotiations Haldeman left at 6:05 pm. -Nguyen Van Thieu -Relations with US -Haig’s forthcoming meeting with Thieu -Haig’s instructions -US support -US-Soviet Union summit -Cambodia -Laos -Bombing -Mining of Haiphong -End of war -The President’s view -Importance -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Peace negotiations -Options -Haig’s view
52 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Kissinger’s view -Importance of effort -Strength and moderation -Lyndon B. Johnson’s example -Bombing -Peace proposal -Rejection of peace proposal -Haig’s view -Chance of non-Communist government -The President’s view -North Vietnamese aims -Thieu resignation -North Vietnamese Army -South Vietnam -US proposals -North Vietnamese withdrawals -South Vietnam -Laos -Cambodia -Constituent assembly -Haig’s forthcoming meeting with Thieu -Importance of withdrawal -Election in US -POW issue -Structure of meeting with Thieu -Past interest representation -1968 -Johnson -1968 election -Domestic problems -Difference between 1968 and 1972 -Strategic situation -Senate support -Legislation -Haig’s previous meeting with Thieu -October, 1971 -Thieu’s position -May 1972 statement -Detailing counterproposal -Effect to Thieu -Advisory group
53 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -South Vietnamese forces -Constituent assembly -New constitution -Possible South Vietnamese election -Electoral commission -Unanimity requirement -1972 Presidential election effect -Support for Thieu -The President’s view -Support for previous policy -US casualties and POWs -Soviet Union -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -US and South Vietnamese casualties -Differences -Instructions to Haig -Thieu -Response to peace proposal -Timing -US relations with Thieu -Possible George S. McGovern reaction -Previous position -Support -Haig’s forthcoming meeting with Thieu -House of Representatives -Senate -Media -Student rioting -Agreement -North Vietnamese proposals -Kissinger’s assessment -Protection of Saigon -Committee on National Reconciliation -Haig’s forthcoming meeting with Thieu -Transportation to Saigon -Aircraft -Air Force -List of staff accompanying Haig -John Negroponte -Aid in negotiations -Weapons expert
54 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Department of State -Importance of ending war -Risk of break -1972 Presidential election -Plans after election -B-52s -Reaction to proposals Haig’s schedule Haig left at 6:20 pm. US-Soviet Union grain deal -Soviet Union position -Announcement of trade agreement -Figures -Israeli exit visas -Peter G. Peterson -Timing of trade agreement -1972 Presidential election -Kissinger’s view -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Public opinion -Knowledge of Soviet food situation -Farmers' reaction -Foreign policy -Dealings with the Soviets -Startegic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] -Liberals -Joseph C. Kraft and Milton Viorst -Charges -Wheat deal -Hedley W. Donovan -Criticism of the President -Linkage of issue -Middle East -Egypt -Soviet offensive weapons -Vietnam -Mining of Haiphong Harbor -Liberals
55 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -The President’s view
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US-Soviet Union relations -Trade agreement -Kissinger’s schedule -Brezhnev -Peterson -Gromyko -William P. Rogers -State Department -Possible leaks -SALT II -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Kissinger’s forthcoming press briefing -Questions -North Vietnamese -Kissinger's previous trip to the Soviet Union -News coverage of briefing -Questions on Vietnam Substance of Kissinger's forthcoming press conference -SALT agreement -Vietnam trip -Separation of questions Kissinger's schedule -Peter Peterson -Trade agreement
56 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Timing -Haig Forthcoming dinner -Sir Alexander F. Douglas-Home Kissinger left at 6:30 pm.
Conversation No. 788-19 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:30 pm and 6:36 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield and Stephen B. Bull. Charles W. Colson's schedule Butterfield and Bull left at an unknown time before 6:36 pm.
Conversation No. 788-20 Date: September 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:30 pm and 6:36 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 30-31]
Conversation No. 788-21
57 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Date: September 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:30 pm and 6:36 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Charles W. Colson's schedule The conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 6:36 pm.