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Date: 
Oct 13, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Conversation No. 797-1 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:37 am and 9:44 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 31-36]
Conversation No. 797-2 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 9:44 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule -Meeting with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman Butterfield left at 9:44 am.
Conversation No. 797-3 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 9:44 am - 9:47 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Raymond K. Price, Jr. [Conversation No. 797-3A]
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) [See Conversation No. 31-37] H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at an unknown time after 9:44 am. [End of telephone conversation] Education speech The President's schedule
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Campaign practices -George S. McGovern -Vietnam veteran -Recording on radio -Henry A. Kissinger -Vietnam speech, October 10, 1972 -Anonymous phone call -Use by McGovern -McGovern’s appearance at the University of Minnesota -Staging -Press coverage -Vote fraud accusations Campaign practices -Edmund S. Muskie fund-raising dinner hoax -[African] ambassadors -Demonstrators -Republican National Convention
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -[Arnold] Eric Sevareid -Response to charges -Patrick J. Buchanan -Issues -Vietnam, permissiveness, economy -Commercials -Welfare -National Welfare Rights Organization -Democrats for Nixon -Blacks -Charles W. Colson Watergate -Grand Jury Testimony -Federal Bureau Investigation [FBI] -G[eorge] Gordon Liddy -Bernard L. Barker -Colson -Responsibility for campaign practices -Muskie -Richard (“Dick”) Tuck -White Paper -Donald H. Segretti -Tuck -Liddy -University of Southern California [USC] -Ronald L. Ziegler, Dwight L. Chapin, W. Richard Howard, Gordon C. Strachan, Timothy Elbourne -Committee to Re-Elect the President [CRP] -Location Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:47 am. The President's schedule -Meeting with members of the Pay Board Bull left at an unknown time before 10:05 am.
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4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 1m 35s ]
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Watergate -Source of information -FBI -Justice Department's Criminal Division -Grand Jury -John W. Dean, III Haldeman left at 10:05 am.
Conversation No. 797-34 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:06 am and 10:51 am Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret Service agents] met. The President’s location -Cabinet Room An unknown agent talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 10:06 am and 10:51 am. [Conversation No. 797-34A] The President’s location -Cabinet Room
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) [End of telephone conversation] [Unintelligible]
Conversation No. 797-4 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 10:51 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Rough draft of the President’s Radio Address on Crime and Drug Abuse, October 15, 1972 -The President’s schedule Butterfield left at 10:51 am.
Conversation No. 797-5 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 10:51 am - 11:17 am Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman. Water bill -Edmund S. Muskie -Congressional schedule -Letter to the President -Pocket veto -Layoffs possibility -Continuing resolution -Spending as discretionary -Spending as discretionary
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -House of Representatives -Senate -Muskie -Speech -Letter -Veto possibility -Override -Pocket -Length of Congressional session -House Resolution [HR] 1 -William E. Timmons's view -HR 1 -Debt ceiling bill -Leslie C. Arends -House of Representatives -Michael J. Mansfield -Carl B. Albert -Deadline -Timmons’s view -HR 1, debt ceiling bill, continuing resolution HR 1 -Social Security changes (Titles I, II and III) -Impact on payroll taxes, budget deficit -Amount of net increase -Possibility of veto -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -Pocket Water bill -Possibility of signing -Ehrlichman’s and Timmons’s view -Mandatory spending -Tax increase -Justice Department -Budget -Political implications -Possible veto -Discretionary spending provisions -Possible action taken -Legislative history
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 10:58 am. The President's schedule -The President's Radio Address on Crime and Drug Abuse, October 15, 1972 -Announcement -Text -Timing -Vietnam negotiations -Henry A. Kissinger’s staff Ziegler left at 11:00 am. Water bill -Veto possibility -HR 1 -Discretionary spending provisions -Cities -Ehrlichman's and Rogers C.B. Morton’s schedules -Issues and Answers television [TV] program -Budget impact -Possible raising of taxes -Veto message -Discretionary spending provisions -Possible congressional actions -Anti-ballistic missiles [ABMs] -Office of Management and Budget [OMB] -Veto possibility -Low-key approach -Ehrlichman and Morton [appearance on Issues and Answers] -Announcement Arthur F. Burns -Spending ceiling bill -Russell B. Long -Senate Finance Committee -Trip to Japan -Taiwan, Republic of China -Kissinger -US economic policy
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Wendell Wyatt, Henry C. Bellmon memoranda H.R. 56 -Veto possibility -Timber land purchases -Congressional relations -Staff efforts Consumer protection Spending ceiling bill -Cloture -Hubert H. Humphrey -Leonard B. (“Len”) Jordan’s schedule -The President’s October 12, 1972 breakfast meeting and meeting with Senate leaders -Wilbur D. Mills -Conference -The President’s actions -Possible vetoes -Water bill -Water bill -The President's October 12, 1972 meeting with Senators -Long -The President’s telephone call to the Senators Presidential power 1972 campaign -Election prospects -South -George S. McGovern -Daniel J. Evans -Washington state -Albert D. Rossellini -Similarities to the President’s positions -Property taxes, government power -Fiscal conservatism -Income tax -Second term -Tone
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -National defense, peace, honor, justice, revenue sharing -Welfare -Public opinion -Busing -Racism -Crystallization of national attitude -Compared to 1969 -Family Assistance Plan [FAP] -Congress’ involvement -The President’s recent trip to Atlanta -George P. Shultz -Civilian contract services -Youth Conservation Corps -Compared to Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC] -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -Possible signing -OMB -Cost -Ghettos -Need for positive programs -The President’s constituencies -Ethnic groups -Blacks -South -North -Midwesterners, westerners -Hippies -McGovern as issue -Stance on issues -National defense, the flag, honor, decency, morality -Atlanta -Amnesty, patriotism -South -Moral, spiritual beliefs -Moral, spiritual beliefs -Midwest -Upper New York -California -Ethnic groups -Catholics -Tenor of the times
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Fundamentalism -Permissiveness, anti-Americanism -George Meany and Eugenia (McMahon) Meany -McGovern -Foreign policy, lifestyle, patriotism -Supporters -Atlanta -College students -Impact on the marginal voter The President’s schedule -Joe D. Waggonner, Jr. -Forthcoming trip to Romania Ehrlichman left at 11:17 am.
Conversation No. 797-6 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 11:19 am - 11:40 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Joe D. Waggonner, Jr., Richard K. Cook, and Helmut (“Hal”) Sonnenfeldt. The White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Waggonner's forthcoming trip to Romania Photograph session -Press
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Bucharest -People -Mediterranean Sea people -Compared to Slavic people -Nicolae Ceausescu [Photograph session] Waggonner’s status as the President’s representative to the Bucharest Trade Fair -The President’s recommendations -Trade status -Most Favored Nation [MFN] -Cooperation from Congress -Economy -Josef V. Stalinist system -Foreign policy -Independence -Yugoslavia -Waggonner’s schedule -Market -Conveying the President’s well wishes -Reception for the President -The President’s meetings with Ceausescu in 1967 and 1969 -Romanian people -As “Iron Curtain States Righters” -Ceausescu -Congress -Carl D. Perkins, John H. Dent -Minimum wage legislation -Gifts for Romanians -Protocol staff -Value -MFN status
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Corneliu Bogdan -Wilbur Mills -House Ways and Means Committee -Trade bill status in Congress -Post-1972 election -Commitment from the President -Soviet Union -Josep Broz Tito -Policies -Level of economic success -Hotels, bottling plants -Compared with Romania -Hard currency -US involvement -Chase Manhattan -American metals -Romanian trading commodities -Raw materials -MFN status -US perception of communist nations -Definition -Romania -Soviet Union -Europe -Japan -Latin America -Origin of term -19th century -Removal of discrimination -Congress -Czechoslavakia -Soviet Union, Romania -US relations -Japan -Western Europe -Latin America -Africa -Tariffs
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13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 17s ]
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Gifts for Romanians -Quality and type of gift -Glass, silver -Bow pins, tie pins -Jack N. Anderson -View of Waggonner Gifts for Waggonner -Cuff links -Pin Debt ceiling bill Arthur F. Burns -Trip to Japan 1972 campaign -Waggonner -Support for the President -George S. McGovern -Cambodia, Laos -North Vietnam -North Vietnam -South Vietnam -Bombing -Demonstrators -Security for the President -James O. Eastland’s view -Louisiana -Waggonner
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Senate -Ways and Means Committee -Ben C. Toledano -David C. Treen -The President's schedule -Waggonner’s schedule -Romania -United States Information Agency [USIA] Waggonner, Cook and Sonnenfeldt left at 11:40 am.
Conversation No. 797-7 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:40 am and 11:43 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 11:43 am.
Conversation No. 797-8 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:40 am and 11:43 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman's schedule -Barber Charles W. Colson's schedule
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Ronald L. Ziegler's schedule -Briefing Bull left at an unknown time before 11:43 am.
Conversation No. 797-9 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:40 am and 11:43 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Ronald L. Ziegler's schedule -Briefing Charles W. Colson's schedule Bull left at 11:43 am.
Conversation No. 797-10 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 11:43 am - 11:45 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President’s Radio Address on Crime and Drug Abuse, October 15, 1972 -Copies -Egil G. (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr. -James S. Copley meeting -Timing of delivery to the President
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President’s signing Butterfield left at 11:45 am.
Conversation No. 797-11 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 11:45 am - 12:02 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Press relations -Possible press conference -Clark R. Mollenhoff -Recent press conference -Invitation Charles W. Colson entered at 11:46 am. -Watergate -Zeigler’s knowledge -Questions from Mollenhoff -Committee to Re-elect the President [CRP] -Mollenhoff’s story -Denial -Possible press conference -The President’s view -Chicago -Mollenhoff -Philip Potter -Atlanta -1972 election -Chicago -Chicago -Announcement of trip
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Timing -Watergate -Double standard on campaign practices -White paper -Preparation -Democratic party activities -[Flyers from] Berkeley [office] -Telephone calls from Los Angeles office -Republican National Convention -Richard (“Dick”) Tuck
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Ziegler left at 11:53 am. Vietnam -Statements by the President -Possible press conference -US allies -George S. McGovern -Minnesota television [TV] appearance -Question and answer [Q & A] answer -US troops -Asia -Turkey -Israel -US Jews -New York -Rita E. Hauser -Thailand
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -McGovern -Use of tape in campaign -News summary -Media coverage -Jerry Williams -Colson’s view -Boston -Radio station -Possibility of fraud -Federal Communication Commission [FCC] -Warnings from the administration -Comparison with Ku Klux Klan [KKK] charge 1972 campaign -Media and press relations -McGovern -Sabotage charges -Washington, New York -White House response -Louis P. Harris -Poll -Watergate and campaign financing -Washington Post -Front page story -Boston Globe -New York Times -St. Louis Post Dispatch -Tuck -Howard K. Smith’s previous conversation with Colson -American Broadcasting Company [ABC], National Broadcasting Company [NBC], Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Network spies -Competition among the networks -Automotive industry -Intelligence gathering -Watergate -Justice Department -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -L.[ouis] Patrick Gray, III -Response
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:53 am. The President's schedule -Utility workers group -Cabinet Room size Bull left at an unknown time before 12:02 pm.
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Colson left at 12:02 pm.
Conversation No. 797-12 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 12:02 pm - 12:20 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Donald F. Rodgers, Willie J. Usery, Jr., Harold T. Rigley, James Joy, Jr., Patrick Gallager, C.J. Luciano, and Valentine Murphy. The White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings and introductions -New York [Photograph session]
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Utility Workers Union of America [UWUA] -Canadians -Democrats -Murphy -Central Labor Council-Boston -American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations [AFL-CIO] -Presidential cuff links -The President’s meeting at Waldorf Astoria -Gifts for wives -Endorsement of the President -Union membership -Minorities -New York -President’s appreciation -Support from the President -Goals of President -Jobs -Construction trades -Nuclear industry -San Clemente -Environmentalists -Fishing lakes -Suit [General conversation] -The President's acquaintances -Eugene McGovern -Death -1968 election -Barry Griffin -Consolidated Edison [Con Ed] -Golf -1966-67 -Construction -Bernard E. Gallagher -Retirement -Golf balls -Frank E. Fitzsimmons
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Executive Board -George Meany -Golf -Puerto Rico -Laurance S. Rockefeller -Putting -Ben Hogan -Sam Snead -The President’s game -1972 election UWUA -Usery, Rodgers -1972 campaign -Usery -Role in settling postal strikes -Fitzsimmons -California -Airline strike -Pilots -Salary levels -United Airlines -Letters -Pay Board -The President's October 13, 1972 meeting -International Brotherhood of Teamsters -[Donald Cagle] -Controversial decisions -Executive salaries -Terms of office -Executive salaries -Chase-Manhattan Bank -Terms in office -Constitutional changes -Ferdinard E. Marcos -Philippines -Imelda Marcos Gift presentations -Cuff links -Presidential seal
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Pins for wives -Presidential seal -Golf balls -Photographs -Copies -Golf balls -Presidential signature Vietnam settlement Rodgers et al left at 12:20 pm.
Conversation No. 797-13 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:20 pm and 12:22 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Meeting with Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca, Claire (Hodgson) Ruth -[Tony Butrico] -Photograph session -Gift presentation -Golf balls Bull left at an unknown time before 12:22 pm.
Conversation No. 797-14 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 12:22 pm - 12:40 pm Location: Oval Office
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President met with Claire (Hodgson) Ruth, Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca, and Henry C. Cashen, II. The White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings -1954 Thomson’s pennant-winning home run in 1951 New York Giants-Brooklyn Dodgers National League playoff game -The President’s reminiscence [Photograph session] -Baseball -Giants-Dodgers rivalry -Johnny Mize -Ty Cobb -George H. (“Babe”) Ruth -The President's reminiscences -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Autographs Baseball -The President’s television [TV] viewing -The President’s letter from baseball fans -Football -TV -Los Angeles Dodgers -San Francisco Giants -Washington Senators -Texas -Herb Taney [sp?] Mr. and Mrs. Harry O'Donnell and Tony Butrico entered at 12:24 pm. Greetings -Harry O'Donnell [Photograph session] Baseball
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Walter Johnson -Sports figures -Off the field characteristics -Drugs -Patriotism -The President’s view -Sports as a metaphor for life -John Roosevelt (“Jackie”) Robinson -1947 -Joseph McCarthy -Mickey Lolich and Carl M. Yastrzemski -Previous visit with the President -Vision -Thomson’s home run -Strike count The President's athletic experience Gift presentation -Cuff links -Presidential seal -Pin -Presidential seal -Golf balls -Presidential seal -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew Places of residence of Thompson, Branca, and Claire Ruth -New York -White Plains -Plainfield -Manhattan Baseball -Home run record -Claire Ruth’s age -Death -“Babe” Ruth -Henry L. (“Hank”) Aaron -Age -At bats
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -“Babe” Ruth -As a pitcher -Boston Red Sox -Win-loss record -1933 -Pat Summerall -Branca -Robert W. A. (“Bob”) Feller -Christy Mathewson -Babe Ruth -Aaron -1932 World Series -Charlie Root -Chicago Cubs -Los Angeles Angels -Ruth’s “called shot” home run -Veracity of story -Norman Vincent Peale -1927 New York Yankees -Babe Ruth -Earle Combs -Lou Gehrig -Bob Meusel -Tony Lazzeri -“Murderers Row” Claire Ruth -Expression of support -Mrs. Nixon -TV appearance Thompson and Branca -Size -Baseball players -Football players -Larry Brown -Washington Redskins -Compared to past football players
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26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 1m 14s ]
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Claire Ruth et al. left at 12:40 pm.
Conversation No. 797-15 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:40 pm and 12:45 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Ralph Branca and Bobby Thompson -Age and size -Bull’s experience -Ebbetts Field -New York Giants-Brooklyn Dodgers rivalry The President's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 12:45 pm. Manolo Sanchez entered and left at an unknown time before 12:45 pm.
Conversation No. 797-16
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Date: October 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:45 pm and 3:00 pm Location: Oval Office An unknown man [Secret Service agent] talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:45 pm and 3:00 pm. [Conversation No. 797-16A] [Unintelligible] [End of telephone conversation] An unknown man [Secret Service agent] talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:45 pm and 3:00 pm. [Conversation No. 797-16B] [Unintelligible] An unknown man [Secret Service agent] talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:45 pm and 3:00 pm. [Conversation No. 797-16C] -The President’s location -Executive Office Building [End of telephone conversation]
Conversation No. 797-17 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:00 and 3:05 p.m. Location: Oval Office
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President talked with an unknown person. The President's schedule -Unknown person’s schedule
Conversation No. 797-18 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 3:05 pm - 4:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (”Bob”) Haldeman.
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[John B. Connally’s television [TV] appearance] -George S. McGovern -Defense plan -Patrick J. Buchanan -George E. Christian -Henry A. Kissinger -Tone -John F. Kennedy -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Henry M. ("Scoop") Jackson -Hubert H. Humphrey -Harry S. Truman
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Israel -Defense -The President’s handshake with Chou En-lai -Peking
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-Truman Doctrine -1947 vote on Greece-Turkey aid bill -Congressional Record -Carey Estes Kefauver -Eugene J. Keogh -Kennedy -Lyndon B. Johnson -The President as Congressman
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30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Vietnam negotiations -Status -The President’s recent conversation with Kissinger -Obstacles to settlement -Nguyen Van Thieu -North Vietnamese -Le Duc Tho
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Kissinger entered at 3:35 pm. Vietnam negotiations -William H. Sullivan -Contributions -National League of Families of prisoners of war [POWs] -Speaking invitation -McGovern -The President -Kissinger’s schedule -Paris -Spiro T. Agnew -William P. Rogers -Brig. Gen. Daniel (“Chappie”) James, Jr. -Adm. John S. McCain, Jr. -R. Sargent Shriver -Speech -Charge against the administration
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Kissinger’s trips -National League of Families -The President -1971 -McGovern -Debate -Kissinger's schedule -Paris -Timing -Announcement -McGovern's schedule -Los Angeles Hilton -Labor meeting -Kissinger's schedule -Melvin R. Laird’s previous conversation with Kissinger -Paper The President's schedule -Frank L. Rizzo Vietnam negotiations -National League of Families -Kissinger’s possible speech -Record -Thailand -Political aspects -McGovern -North Vietnamese -Administration opponents -Settlement timing -Briefings -Hanoi Trip -State Department -Radio address -Announcement -Timing -[Ronald L. Ziegler] -Laird’s recommendation -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Gen. William C. Westmoreland -Ellsworth F. Bunker
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Abrams -Upcoming meeting with Kissinger -Timing Haldeman left at an unknown time before 4:43 pm. -State Department -Rogers -Communique during the People's Republic of China [PRC] trip -Kissinger’s recent conversation with Rogers -Shanghai and Hangchow -Number of word changes -Marshall Green -Conference Date -Timing -Laird -Abrams -Rogers -Sullivan -National League of Families -The President’s instructions to Kissinger -McGovern -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr. -Recent conversation with Kissinger -1972 election’s possible impact on negotiations -Kissinger’s trips -McGovern’s position -Le Duc Tho -Meetings with Kissinger -North Vietnamese -Possible stalemate in negotiations -New York Times, Washington Post -Possible motives -Fear of success -Casualties, napalm -1972 election -McGovern’s charges -Settlement timing -Kissinger’s trips -Quest for peace -State Department
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -The President’s view -Kissinger’s view -Disloyalty, philosophy of foreign affairs -Leadership -South Vietnam -Victory prospects -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision Saigon -Nguyen Van Thieu -Bunker’s responsibilities -Overthrow -Cease-fire -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Military Strategy -III Corps -Leadership -Kissinger’s forthcoming trip to Saigon -The President’s possible letter -Kissinger’s forthcoming trip to Saigon -North Vietnam -Settlement -Political aspects -Kissinger -Hanoi -1972 election -Analysis of North Vietnamese decision on peace -Haig and Kissinger -PRC -Kissinger’s view -North Vietnam -Outstanding issues -Kissinger's Schedule -Le Duc Tho -Xuan Thuy -Thieu’s possible actions -Resignation -Public statement -Resisgnation -Kissinger’s schedule -Paris -Xuan Thuy
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Hanoi -Settlement timing -1972 election -Bombing -Thieu -Haig’s deal -Comparisons -Resignation -Unity -Substance -Bunker -Thieu -Agreement Possibility -Prisoners in South Vietnam -Thieu -Vietcong [VC] -Economic aid program -Robert S. McNamara -Possibility of Thieu's resignation -Kissinger’s handling -1972 election -Hanoi -Settlement -US domestic conditions -Laird -Possible cease-fire -US equipment -Abrams -Sullivan -Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Vientianne -Kissinger’s schedule -Hanoi -Chou En-Lai -Le Duc Tho
Kissinger left at 4:03 pm.
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Conversation No. 797-19 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:03 pm and 4:04 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Gerald L. Warren -James S. Copley Bull left at an unknown time before 4:05 pm.
Conversation No. 797-20 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 4:04 pm - 4:05 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Rose Mary Woods at 4:04 pm. Copies -The President's schedule Woods left at an unknown time before 4:05 pm.
Conversation No. 797-21 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:04 pm and 4:05 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Gerald L. Warren.
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President's schedule -James S. Copley -Meeting duration -Physical appearance -Helen (Kinney) Copley -Victor H. Krulak -US Marines Corps Warren left at 4:05 pm.
Conversation No. 797-22 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 4:05pm - 4:06 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -[James S. Copley] -Meeting duration -Henry A. Kissinger -Victor H. Krulak -Gerald L. Warren -Nickname Bull left at 4:06 pm.
Conversation No. 797-23 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 4:06 pm - 4:33 pm Location: Oval Office
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President met with James S. and Helen (Kinney) Copley, Victor H. Krulak, and Gerald L. Warren. The White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings [Photograph session] -Oliver F. (”Ollie”) Atkins -James and Helen Copley’s schedule -Associated Press Broadcasting Association [APBA] -New York James Copley papers -Support during the President’s political career -The President's recent conversation with Samuel I. Newhouse -California -Washington Post, New York Times -The President’s previous trip to Atlanta -San Diego The President's reading of news stories -Washington Post -News Summaries -Washington Post and New York Times -Editorials -Columns -Congressmen and Senators -Washington Star -The President’s view -Washington Post -Democrat National Committee [DNC] -Pentagon Papers -Katharine L. Graham -Relationship with James and Helen Copley Press relations -The President’s November 3, 1969 speech -Hard hats -The US flag -New left -National defense
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -US international responsibilities -US economic system -Washington Post and New York Times -Washington Post -Sports pages -San Diego Union -Editorials -News Summaries -Cartoons -George S. McGovern -Vietnam -Vietnam speech, October 10, 1972 -Cambodia and Laos -North Vietnamese -Soviet Union tanks Refreshment -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
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Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:06 pm. The President's schedule -Henry A. Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 4:33 pm. Gift presentation
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 16s ]
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Gift presentation -Cuff links -Presidential seal -Pin -Presidential seal
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Gifts on display in Oval Office -Carpet -Head of state -Vase -Kakuei Tanaka -Edward M. Boehm bird sculpture -Walter H. Annenberg -Stueben Glass -“Star of the President” -Dwarf tree
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Peking -Jade elephant John B. Connally’s television appearance James Copley’s health Krulak James Copley et al. left at 4:33 pm.
Conversation No. 797-24 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:33 pm and 4:39 pm Location: Oval Office
The President talked with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's schedule -Haldeman's schedule
Conversation No. 797-25 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:33 pm and 4:39 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) [Duration: 2s ]
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:39 pm.
Conversation No. 797-26 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:33 pm and 4:39 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Meeting with Charles W. Colson -Television tape Bull left at an unknown time before 4:39 pm.
Conversation No. 797-27 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:33 pm and 4:39 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. [Charles W. Colson's] schedule
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Bull left at an unknown time before 4:39 p.m.
Conversation No. 797-28 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:33 pm and 4:39 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Radio Address on crime and Drug Abuse, October 15, 1972 -Egil (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr. -Anecdote -Death of [Frank Tummillo] Butterfield left at an unknown time before 4:39 pm.
Conversation No. 797-29 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 4:39 pm - 5:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Charles W. Colson.
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H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 4:47 pm.
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Welfare -George E. Christian’s previous conversation with Colson -Black demonstrators -New Summary -Black demonstrators -Arrests -Washington, DC police -Statements -Radio Address on Crime and Drug Abuse, October 15, 1972 -Length -Broadcast time -Raymond K. Price, Jr. The President's schedule -Frank L. Rizzo -Campaign practices -Support for Nixon -Philadelphia wards
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1972 campaign practices -White Paper -Patrick J. Buchanan
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -1701 [Pennsylvania Avenue] [Committee to Re-elect the President] [CRP] -Research problems -John E. Nidecker -Richard (“Dick”) Tuck -L. Nicholas Ruwe -Dwight L. Chapin -John C. Whitaker -Democratic Party activities -Publications, demonstrators -Donald F. Rodgers -New York office -Phoenix headquarters -George S. McGovern's forthcoming speech on corruption -Response -Robert J. Dole -Clark MacGregor -Kenneth W. Clawson -Libel Suits -Clawson -Washington Post -New York Times Co. v. Sullivan -Clawson’s background -Nieman Fellowship -Reporter -Marilyn Berger -Effect on public confidence -Colson’s experience -Clawson -Washington Post building dedication ceremony -Negative posters -International Brotherhood of Teamsters -William P. Rogers -Clawson Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 4:47 pm. The President's crime and drug abuse speech -Length -Reduction
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Butterfield left at an unknown time before 5:25 pm. 1972 campaign practices -White paper -Violent activity in campaign -Memorandum to all the President’s campaign offices -Clawson -Open letter to editors -Washington Post -New York Times -Nieman Fellowship -Op-Ed article -Effect of Washington Post reporting on other newspapers -White House press corps -Clawson’s ex-colleagues - Washington Post's Watergate coverage -Effect on the 1972 campaign -John B. Connally’s forthcoming television [TV] appearance 1972 campaign -Colson’s recent conversation with Louis P. Harris -Polls -Harris -Watergate -George H. Gallup -George S. McGovern’s Vietnam speech -Timing -Daniel Yankelovich -Timing -Gallup -Strategy -Harris -Albert E. Sindlinger -Approval -The President -Compared to McGovern -Tone -Mood of the country -Connally’s forthcoming TV appearance
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The President's schedule -Meeting with John D. Ehrlichman, William E. Timmons ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 1m 31s ]
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1972 campaign practices -Heckling -Eleanor (Stegeburg) McGovern -Teamsters -R. Sargent Shriver -Dole -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Tricia Nixon Cox -Eleanor McGovern -Health Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:47 pm.
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Ehrlichman, Timmons Bull left at an unknown time before 5:35 pm. 1972 campaign practices -Demonstrators -Eleanor McGovern -Shriver -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Vermont -Tricia Nixon Cox -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Eleanor McGovern -Claudia A. (Taylor)(“Lady Bird”) Johnson -1960 campaign -Texas -Hotel
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Vietnam negotiations -Henry A. Kissinger’s trips -Shriver statement -North Vietnamese -Washington Star editorial cartoon -Le Duc Tho and Kissinger -George S. McGovern-Shriver button -Press reaction
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Past elections -Kevin P. Phillips -1800 election -Thomas Jefferson -John Adams, Federalists -Foreign policy -Revolutionary War -British -Alien and Sedition Act Ehrlichman and Timmons entered at 5:25 pm. Congressional relations -Adjournment -House Resolution [HR] 1 -Welfare reform bill -Timing -Quorum -The President's schedule -Camp David -Speech -Telephone calls -HR 1 -Possibility of veto -Wallace F. Bennett -John W. Byrnes -Water bill -Possibility of veto -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] -HR 1 -Effect on payroll taxes, budget -The President’s recent conversation with Ehrlichman -Tax increases, spending -Civilian contract services -George P. Shultz -Kitchen Police [KP] -George Meany -Sine die resolution -Water bill -Quorum -Pressure groups
49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Mayors, governors -Telephone calls, mail -Heavy industry -Pulp companies -House of Represenatives -H.R. 1 -Bennett -Byrnes -Possibility of the President's signing -The President’s instructions -Water bill -Veto possibility -Legal aspects -Edmund S. Muskie -Gerald R. Ford -Leslie C. Arends -Howard H. Baker, Jr. -Peter H. Dominick -HR 1 -Colson’s view -Discretionary funding -Tax increase possibility -Post water projects -1960-67 -Vetoes -Senior citizens -George S. McGovern -Labor support -Civilian contract services -Non-union work -HR 1 -Wilbur D. Mills -Byrnes -Welfare reform -Type IV -Byrnes -Bennett -Adjournment Haldeman, Colson, and Timmons left at 5:36 pm.
50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Washington, DC jail takeover by inmates -Walter E. Washington -Possible statement -Judge [Albert C. Bryant] -Class action suit from prisoners -Corrections Department head [Kenneth L. Hardy] -Decision on punishment -Shirley Chisholm Frank Tummillo -Meeting with the President, February 1972 -Murder -Thomas J. Devine -Injuries -Age Washington, DC jail -Administration -Possible administration action -Timing -1972 election -[Washington] -Hardy -Guards -Compared to White House in 1969 Prison reform -Expense -Need for positive action -The President's schedule -Prison visit -Egil (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr. program -Williamsburg -Prisoners -Blacks -Age -San Quentin -The President’s trip as Senatorial candidate -Future -Prison farms in California -San Clemente -Federal prisons
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Washington, DC prisoners -Federal system -Krogh -Lorton -Washington Post -Watergate -Washington Star story -Garnett D. (“Jack”) Horner -Williamsburg -Domestic Council -Justice Department -Bureau of Prisons -Krogh -Upcoming conversation with Ehrlichman Ehrlichman left at 5:43 pm.
Conversation No. 797-30 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 5:43 pm - 6:03 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Fredrick V. Malek Oval Office furnishings -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Lyndon B. Johnson -Mrs. Nixon Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 5:44 pm. Media relations -Cincinnati television [TV] station -1972 World Series
52 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -The President's schedule -Non-attendance -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Detroit Tigers-Oakland Athletics [A’s] playoff game -TV viewed by the President -Amount of time -The President’s view -Cincinnati Reds hitting -A’s pitching -Reds -Johnny Bench -Pete Rose -A’s -Bert Campaneris -Johnny Lee (“Blue Moon”) Odom -James (“Catfish”) Hunter -Reggie Jackson -Reds -Johnny Bench -Pete Rose Ziegler left at 5:49 pm. Oval Office furnishings -Abraham Lincoln statue
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Vietnam Negotiations -Henry A. Kissinger
53 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Schedule -Recent conversation with the President -Nguyen Van Thieu -Return from Saigon -Hanoi -North Vietnamese -Settlement timing -1972 election -National effect -Cease-fire -Timing -US troop withdrawals -Prisoners of War [POWs] -The President’s schedule -October 25, 1972 -TV speech -Kissinger’s schedule -Speech -Announcement
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54 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Muskie -Colson -Columnist
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Haldeman left at 6:03 pm.
Conversation No. 797-31 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 6:03 pm - 6:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods.
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55 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Gift types -Tie tack, pins, cuff links -The President’s residence -Instruction to Zosimo T. Monson Saudi Arabia -Franklin B. Lincoln, Jr. -Recent telephone call -Camp David -1970 trip -[Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia] Malik Faisal ibn Abd-al-Aziz al-Saud -Conversations with Saudi Arabian Ambassador [Ibrahim Al-Sowayel] -Gas -Arabian American Oil Company [ARAMCO] -Lincoln’s possible conversation with King Faisal -[Mudge, Rose, Gutherie, Alexander] and El Paso Natural Gas -King Faisal’s invitation to Lincoln -Timing -1972 election US Jews -Taft Schreiber -Joseph Levine -Telephone calls -The President’s trip to New York -Soviet Jewish emigration -Public statements -Max M. Fisher Walter H. Annenberg -Letter to Woods -Photograph of the President [regarding Munich Olympic massacre] -[John McMullen] -Form letter National Association of Manufacturers [NAM] -Presidential seal -Bracelets for outgoing president’s wife
56 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Gift of plates -Lucy A. Winchester -Library -Cost -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Office of Protocol -Purchase -Lindberg [sp?] -Use as State gifts Weather Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 6:03 pm. Instructions Sanchez and Woods left at 6:11 pm.
Conversation No. 797-32 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 6:11 pm - 6:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Eleanor (Stegeberg) McGovern -Health -Possible telephone call from Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon Radio address on Crime and Drug Abuse, October 15, 1972 -Copy -Ronald L. Ziegler -Length -Typists -Rose Mary Woods, Marjorie P. Acker -Responsibilities
57 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Butterfield left at 6:15 pm.
Conversation No. 797-33 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 6:15 pm - 6:22 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Eleanor (Stegeberg) McGovern -Health -Possible telephone call from Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon or the President -The President’s instructions -Gen Walter R. Tkach George S. McGovern -Campaign practices -Possibility of invitation to White House -Harry S. Truman -Dwight D. Eisenhower -John F. Kennedy -The President -Bay of Pigs -Lyndon B. Johnson -The President -Hubert Humphrey -1968 campaign compared to 1972 campaign Eleanor McGovern -Telephone call recommendation -Patrick J. Buchanan -Ralph de Toledano’s recommendation to the President as Vice President -Letter to James B. (“Scotty”) Reston’s son -Health -Herbert E. Kaplow -Herbert G. Klein
58 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Ronald L. Ziegler -Press relations George McGovern -Humphrey -Compared to McGovern’s campaign Eleanor McGovern -Health -Campaigning -South Dakota -California -Vietnam speech by George McGovern Press relations -Standards -Allegations -Democratic campaign practices -Violence at rallies -Fake tickets Campaign practices -Richard (“Dick”) Tuck -Dirty tricks -Anonymous letters -Use -Edmund S. Muskie Democratic Party -[McGovern] -Prospects of success Vietnam negotiations -Henry A. Kissinger -Settlement timing -Nguyen Van Thieu -Johnson -George McGovern
Haldeman left at 6:22 pm.
59 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Conversation No. 797-35 Date: October 13, 1972 Time: 6:22 pm - 6:25 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret Service agents] met. The President’s schedule -Alexander P. Butterfield An unknown agent talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 6:22 and 6:25 pm. [Conversation No. 797-35A] The President’s unknown location [End of telephone conversation] The unknown agents left at an unknown time before 6:25 pm.