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Date: 
Oct 18, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Conversation No. 803-1 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: 9:53 am - 10:07 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. The President's schedule -Photographic session -Forthcoming meeting with Masayoshi Ohira -Forthcoming meeting with Nikolai S. Patolichev, Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Trade agreement -William P. Rogers, Peter G. Peterson -Briefing William E. Timmons and John D. Ehrlichman entered at 9:54 am. Ziegler left at 9:54 am. Congressional relations -Forthcoming adjournment -Debt limit -Senate rejecting of spending limit -House of Representatives -John F. Byrnes, Wilbur D. Mills -Possible result of conference -Effect on adjournment -The President’s possible action -1972 election -Treasury Department -George P. Shultz -Vetoes -Political effect -Water bill -Reason for veto timing -Override -The President's role -Joseph W. Martin, Jr.’s view -Shultz
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -1972 election -Override -Increase in taxes -Clean water tax -Timing -Possible withholding of funds -Briefing on spending limit and water bill veto -News summary -Increase in taxes -Press coverage -Timmons’s action -Water bill -The President's veto statement -Reaction of Senators -Veto override -Senators -Hugh Scott's response to Edmund S. Muskie -The President’s message for Scott -Adjournment -Spending -Personnel cuts -Withholding of funds -Federal personnel cuts -Adjournment -The President’s schedule -Telephone call - [Thomas] Hale Boggs -Airplane crash -Chances of survival -Weather conditions in Alaska -Adjournment -Margaret Chase Smith's forthcoming telephone call to the President -Scott's schedule -Michael J. Mansfield -Smith's view of Charles W. Colson -Background -1972 Maine Republican primary - [Robert A.G. Monks] -Control of Senate -Smith, Jacob K. Javits -Labor and Defense Committees
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Debt ceiling limit -Amendment for extension of unemployment benefits -Warren G. Magnuson -Senator’s vote -Water bill -George S. McGovern -Campaign activity -Timmons’s comment to the press -Environmentalist appeal on water bill issue -Voting record -Thomas F. Eagleton -Tax increase -Democratic National Convention -Muskie -Mandatory spending -Presidential discretion -John Hooker’s [?] telephone call to Timmons -Tax increase -Special interest groups -Vetoes -Timing -News coverage -Departments of Labor and Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] -Ehrlichman’s recent press conference -The President's schedule -The President’s schedule -New York -Social Security -Higher taxes -John B. Connally’s possible statement Ehrlichman and Timmons left, and Stephen B. Bull entered at 10:06 am. The President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Foreign Minister Ohira -Length -Possible interruption -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -William P. Rogers -Meeting with Nikolai S. Patolichev -Briefing
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Bull left at 10:07 am.
Conversation No. 803-2 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: 10:07 am - 11:05 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Masayoshi Ohira, Nobuhiko Ushiba, Alexander M. Haig, Jr., Sadaaki Numata, and James J. Wickel; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Seating -Photographic session The President's schedule -Forthcoming election in the US -Ohira's schedule -Peking -Japan-Australia Joint Cabinet Committee meeting in Hawaii, August 30 – September 1, 1972 -The President’s meeting with Kakuei Tanaka Japan – People’s Republic of China [PRC] relations -Recent Japan-PRC talks in Peking -Robert S. Ingersoll -Briefing -US -The President’s trip to the PRC -Japan’s domestic public opinion -Effect on Tanaka -Marshall Green’s recent statement -Japan-US Mutual Security Treaty -Japan-US Mutual Security Treaty -The President's conversation with PRC leaders -Haig -Peace in Pacific region
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -US-Japanese relations -Diplomatic relations -Problem handling -Sincerity -Peace in Asia -Sino-Japanese relations -Ohira's visits to Australia, New Zealand -Soviet Union -Envoys to South Korea and Southeast Asia -Understanding and anxiety in Asia -Taiwan, Republic of China -Non-governmental relations with Japan -“Contact point” establishment -Aviation and shipping -Cessation of diplomatic relations -Preferential tariff treatment with Japan -“Contact point” -Effect on embassy and consulate South Korea -Domestic situation -Martial law declaration [October 17, 1972] -Ohira’s schedule -Los Angeles -Hawaii -Japan-South Korea Ministerial Conference -Chung Hee Park -Possible motivation -The President’s view -US-PRC relations, Japan-PRC relations -Toshio Kimura -Recent visit to South Korea -North Korea -Stability -North Korea -US, Japan -Major power relations -Japan-PRC relations -US-PRC relations -Japan-Soviet Union relations -Europe
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Other nations -Korea, Vietnam -Economy -Five-year plan -Energy, rural development -Self-sufficiency -Domestic politics -Martial law declaration -Effect on finances and economy European Economic Community -Relations with US, Japan -The President's meeting with Sir Alexander F. (“Alec”) Douglas-Home -World monetary situation -Trade -The President's recent meeting with Tanaka -Edward R.G. Heath’s meeting with Tanaka in Tokyo, September 1972 Vietnam War -Status of negotiations -Tone -North Vietnam -Record of Paris talks -Henry A. Kissinger's previous meetings with the North Vietnamese -Haig -[South Vietnam] -Nguyen Van Thieu's role in talks -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr., Ellsworth F. Bunker -Forthcoming US presidential election -Tanaka -Effect on possible settlement -Comparison to 1968 -Bombing halt -Hubert H. Humphrey's campaign -Vietnam War issue -Kissinger -Type of settlement -Military action -Bombing halt -Timing -Terms
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Tanaka -US position on imposition of a coalition Government on South Vietnam -Type of Peace -End -Timing -Status of current talks -North Vietnamese position -Forthcoming US presidential election US-Soviet Union relations -Ohira’s forthcoming trip to Moscow -Trade, arms control -Reasons for current state of relations -US-PRC relations -National interests -Communist leaders -Japanese-Soviet relations -Bargaining positions Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:07 am. The President’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 11:05 am. Japan-Soviet Union relations -Northern Islands issue -Compared to Okinawa issue Forthcoming US presidential election Greetings to Tanaka, Eisaku Sato, Nobusuke Kishi Ohira's Schedule Translators -Work -Wickel’s age Ohira et al. left at 11:05 am.
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Conversation No. 803-3 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:05 am and 11:12 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Meetings -Smoking arrangements -Heads of state and foreign ministers -Masayoshi Ohira Request to meet with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Bull left at an unknown time 11:12 am.
Conversation No. 803-4 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:05 am and 11:12 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Schedule -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -William P. Rogers, U. Alexis Johnson -The President's request to meet with John D. Ehrlichman -Forthcoming meeting with the President Bull left at an unknown time before 11:12 am.
Conversation No. 803-5
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Date: October 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:05 am and 11:12 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:12 am.
Conversation No. 803-6 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: 11:12 am - 11:43 a.m. Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman. The President's speeches -Domestic Council papers -Education -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Aid to parochial schools -Busing -Parochial school aid -John F. Cardinal Dearden of Detroit, Michigan -Peter M. Flanigan -Terence Cardinal Cooke of New York
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Domestic issues -Issue papers from Domestic Council -Themes -The President's presentations -Ohio -Kentucky, West Virginia -Appalachia -Black lung disease -The President's rural development accomplishments -Strip mining -Denver, Colorado -Quality of life -Environmental issues -Congressional record on passage of the President's legislation -Baseball analogy -Water bill -The President’s veto message - [Spending limitation rejection by Congress] -Education -Economy -Prices -Employment -Health -Economy -Taxes -Spending -Withholding of funds -Veto message -Veto messages -The President's possible radio talk -Denver -Chicago -Presentation of issues -Preparation of issue statements -Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin -Structural unemployment -The President’s meeting with Beurt and Mrs. SerVaas from the Saturday Evening Post -Study of the unemployed -Identity
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Causes -Blacks -Unemployment compensation, welfare -The President's conversation with Gale E. Sayers -Day care centers in Chicago area -Welfare -Votes -Day care proposals -Reworking of previous statements -Congress -Statement of accomplishments and lack of accomplishments -The President’s forthcoming trip -Non-passage of health bill -Non-partisan tone -Goals -The President's accomplishments -Theodore H. White -Welfare, revenue sharing -Ehrlichman's conversation with White -Welfare reform -Congress -The President's veto message -Spending limitation rejection by Congress -Reaction -Welfare -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] report -Russell B. Long's role in legislation action -News summary -House Resolution [HR] 1 -Themes -The President's administration's plans -Progressiveness -Taxes, government -Ehrlichman’s briefings -Presentation of domestic issues -Comparison to 1968 -Radio talks -Policy -Economic revitalization of the South -The President’s Atlanta speech
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Regional focus -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -Oakland The press -Opposition to the President -Ratio -Edith Efron's analysis -Release of information by the administration Blacks -Sayers -The President's meeting -Robert J. Brown's tactics -Support for the President -Sammy Davis, Jr. -Support for the President -Possible meeting with the President or telephone call -Publicity -Reaction -Chicago -George S. McGovern's supporters -Carl B. Stokes, Morris Dees Washington, DC -Rev. Walter E. Fauntroy -Home rule -Campaign -Egil (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr., Ancher Nelson -John L. McMillan Presentation of domestic issues -The President's radio speeches -Length -Veto messages -Portfolio -Methods of presentation -Leaks -Newspapers -Domestic issues -Publics' concerns
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Vietnam War -Possible settlement -Crime, drugs -Tone -Congress -Water bill -Tax issue -Rhetoric -McGovern's vote on bill -Ehrlichman’s statement -Thomas E. Eagleton -Domestic Council's work -Administration accomplishments and efforts -Credit -Press attitudes towards the administration's proposals Congressional relations -Attitude toward the administration’s proposals -Defensive posture by White House -White House staffs' work -Thomas C. Korologos -Spending limitation -Ehrlichman’s schedule -House of Representatives -Disorder -Carl B. Albert, [Thomas] Hale Boggs, Gerald R. Ford -Water bill -Ford -Action -House compared to the Senate -Interest group pressure -Media coverage -Taxes, inflation -Tax on clean water -George P. Shultz -Soap -Bryce H. Harlow -Payment for program -Value-added tax [VAT], Excise tax -Manufacturers -Labeling
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Prospects -Spending limits -Possible announcement -1972 election -Taxes -Withholding of funds -Taxes -Vetoes -Water bill and spending habits -Presidential latitude -Ehrlichman’s statement -Department of Labor, Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] bill -Increases caused by Congressional budget action -The President's schedule -Camp David -Briefcases -The President’s trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Ehrlichman, William E. Timmons -Bills -Photographic session -Legislative issues -Domestic Council -Philadelphia -Vetoes -Story -Ehrlichman's background briefing of wire services -Bill inventory -Photograph session to show the President's workload -Briefing books and notebooks -The President’s trip to the PRC -Ronald L. Ziegler -Ehrlichman, Timmons Ehrlichman left at 11:43 am.
Conversation No. 803-7
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Date: October 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:43 am and 11:45 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman Bull left at an unknown time before 11:45 am.
Conversation No. 803-8 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: 11:45 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 31-116]
Conversation No. 803-9 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: 11:45 am - 11:59 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Vietnam negotiations -Haig's meeting -William P. Rogers, U. Alexis Johnson Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 11:45 am.
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Refreshments Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:59 am. Vietnam negotiations -Haig’s meeting with Rogers -The President's October 18, 1972 meeting with Masayoshi Ohira -Military situation -Melvin R. Laird -Call from [Adm. Thomas H. Moorer] to Haig -Frederick C. Weyand -Bombing targeting problem -Population centers -North Vietnamese statements -Cambodia, Laos -Henry A. Kissinger -Articles Seven and Eight -Article Seven -Military reinforcements and resupply -North Vietnamese prisoners of war [POWs] in South Vietnam -Nguyen Van Thieu -Thieu’s position -Kissinger -Possible meeting with Le Duc Tho -Paris or Vientianne -Thieu support -North Vietnam -Release of information -Canada, Japan -Tactics -Delay -Military forces in the South -Thieu -Offensive -Cease-fire -Washington Star story by Henry S. Bradsher -South Vietnam -People -Thieu's position -Thieu’s position
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Kissinger -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Haig’s conversation with Ronald L. Ziegler -Rogers The President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Nikolai S. Patolichev and Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Rogers -Instruction for Haig -Peter G. Peterson -Veto messages -John D. Ehrlichman -Briefing statement -Wheat deal, trade agreement -Peterson -US-Soviet Union trade agreement -Poll result -Lend-lease agreement settlement -The President's conversation with John B. Connally -Negotiations -Dobrynin -Haig's role -Announcement -Rogers -Briefing statement -Bilateral relations -Peterson -The signing of the agreement -State Department -The President’s role -Rogers’s briefing -Previous signings -Treaty Rooms -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] -Moscow -Johnson Vietnam negotiations -Rogers, Johnson -Politics -Haig’s concern
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Timing, security issues -Security issues -Thieu -North Vietnam -Thieu -The President's stance -Bombing and mining -Mining -Deactivation -Immediate prospects -Haig’s view -Cease-fire -Announcement -Tone -Timing -Type of settlement -1972 election -Immediate prospects -Intelligence -Kissinger's schedule -Thieu -Ellsworth F. Bunker, Abrams -William H. Sullivan -News report -W[illiam] Averell Harriman -Geneva -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision, Laos -Timing -1972 election -Thieu -Abrams's possible conversation with Thieu -Haig's conversation with Abrams Haig left at 11:59 am.
Conversation No. 803-10 Date: October 18, 1972
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Time: Unknown between 11:59 am and 12:02 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 11:59 am. The President's request to meet with William E. Timmons The unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:02 pm. Hugh Scott The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:59 am and 12:02 pm. [Conversation No. 803-10A] [See Conversation No. 31-117] [End of telephone conversation] The President's schedule Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:02 pm.
Conversation No. 803-11 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: 12:02 pm -12:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with William E. Timmons. Congress -Forthcoming adjournment -Invitation to Michael J. Mansfield, Margaret Chase Smith, Gerald R. Ford,
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) [Carl B. Albert] -Arrangements -Method of advising the President of adjournment -Precedent - [Thomas] Hale Boggs -Airplane crash Timmons left at 12:04 pm.
Conversation No. 803-12 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: 12:04 pm - 12:09 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Hugh Scott. [See Conversation No. 31-118; two items have been withdrawn]
Conversation No. 803-13 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:09 pm and 1:27 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President’s schedule -Meeting with surrogates -Helen D. Bentley, Mary T. Brooks -Recent meeting -Stephen B. Bull -Roosevelt Room Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:09 pm.
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President's schedule -Recent meeting with women surrogates -Report from women surrogates Bull left at an unknown time before 12:15 pm. President’s schedule -New York -Meeting with Bob Lilly, Dallas Cowboys -Meeting with athletes -1972 election -Meeting with maritime labor leaders -Cabinet Room -Maritime agreement -Charles W. Colson -Signing of convention on narcotic drugs -Ceremony -Lobbying -Egil (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr. -Photographic sessions -Meeting with Port Authority officials -East Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Great Lakes -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Meeting with businessmen -Ethnic editors and publishers H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 12:15 pm. The President's schedule -Meetings with ethnic editors and publishers -Recommendation by Michael P. Balzano, Jr., Colson, Herbert G. Klein -Signing of convention on narcotic drugs -Germany -The President’s previous efforts -Red Room -US-Soviet Union trade agreement -Effectiveness of events Butterfield left at 12:16 pm.
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President's schedule -The President's previous meeting on drug abuse and narcotics detection -The President’s crime speech, October 15, 1972 -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] signings Campaign practices -Dick Tuck -Plans for John B. Connally's dinner for the President -Possible disruption -Truck rental -Democrats Haldeman’s conversations with Colson, John D. Ehrlichman Presidential campaign activities -Ehrlichman’s view -Kentucky -Forthcoming trip to Michigan -Muskegon -Water bill -Ehrlichman’s view -Colson’s view -Taxes -Water bill -Ehrlichman’s view -Colson’s view -Avoidance of fanfare crowds -Serious speech in prestigious forum -Media coverage -White House -Boston -Kentucky -Chicago, Ohio -Impact of national television [TV] -Boston -Wisconsin -Colson's recommendations -Patrick J. Buchanan -Campaign momentum -George S. McGovern -New York
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Campaign momentum -McGovern -Buchanan’s view -Speeches -Targeting of audiences -Future Farmers of America -Compared to the Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] -Colson’s view -Clark MacGregor, Ehrlichman -Travel -McGovern -Use of national TV -Prestigious forums -Ehrlichman -Muskegon -Colson’s view -Cabinet Room -Presentation of legislative proposals on budget and spending issues in Press Room -Questions -Ehrlichman -Cost of Living Council [COLC] and Price Commission meetings -Television -Previous drug meeting -Meeting with Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the JCS, service secretaries, officials on defense budget issues -Briefing by Melvin R. Laird -Colson's judgment -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan, Elliot L. Richardson -Welfare proposals -Veterans legislation signing ceremony -Audience -Trip to Kentucky -Ohio -Media coverage -John N. Mitchell, MacGregor -Peter H. Dominick -Telephone call to Louie B. Nunn -West Virginia -Transportation
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew’s schedule -The President's family’s schedule -Serious speech in prestigious forum -Appeal -John F. Osborne, Hugh S. Sidey -Radio speeches -Changes in style of campaigning -Detroit Economic Club -Colson’s view -Non-political compared to political events -Buchanan's judgment -Press -Kansas City -Press conference -Chicago event -Regional meeting -Denver -Example -National Secretaries Association -Proposed events -Cabinet meeting -Cabinet members -Role as campaign surrogates -JCS meeting -Credibility -Muskegon water plant -Veterans bill signing -Travel -Helicopter -Speeches -Nassau County speech by the President -Time -Tax policy -Colson's evaluation -Frequency of appearances -Interpretation by opponents -Appeal to voters -Effect on Albert E. Sindlinger's analysis of voters not supporting McGovern -Voter turnout -Buchanan’s view
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Image of the President as campaigner -Number and frequency of events -Motorcades -Compared to helicopter travel -Ohio, Westchester, Chicago, Atlanta -Proposed itinerary -Colson’s view -Charge of “hiding” in the White House -Media -Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Ohio, Denver, Los Angeles -Use of radio and TV -Presentation of issues -Connally’s speech -Bipartisanship -National television speech -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Remaining in Washington, DC -Bills -Possible meeting -Signings -Ehrlichman -Enrollment -Colson's analyses of schedule recommendations -MacGregor -Connally -Mitchell -Ehrlichman -Number and frequency of events US-Soviet Union trade agreement -Possible statement -Alexander M. Haig, Jr., William P. Rogers -Colson, Peter M. Flanigan -Ehrlichman -Poll results -Public reaction -Jobs -Rogers, Haig -Meeting with James O. Eastland -Rogers briefing -Presentation of administration accomplishments
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -The President's role -Jobs -Rogers -Connally's recommendation Presidential campaign activities -Television -The President's forthcoming appearance -Colson -Ehrlichman -The President's recent appearance before prisoner of war [POW] families -Ehrlichman’s view -Radio coverage -Overexposure -Colson, Ehrlichman, Flanigan -Recommendations -Signing ceremonies -News value -Henry A. Kissinger's schedule -Story -Remaining in Washington, DC -Bills -Congressional adjournment -Proposed meetings -Cabinet -COLC -Significance -Colson’s view -Cabinet -Defeat of spending ceiling limitation -Press room -Questions -Possible statement -Briefing by another person -New Congress -Taxes -Discussion of budget issues -Presentation -Position on tax increases -Press conferences -Timing
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Possible questions -Vietnam -Campaign -McGovern -Campaign practices -Donald H. Segretti -Dwight L. Chapin -Limitation of subjects -MacGregor's statement -Press coverage -News summary -Washington Post -Press relations -New York Times -Washington Post -McGovern -POW families meeting -Events -Press coverage -Ehrlichman’s view -Colson’s view -Gerald L. Warren's news releases -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] and National Broadcasting Company [NBC] -National TV appearance -Frequency of appearances -Ehrlichman’s view -Colson -Oklahoma -Denver -Seattle -Los Angeles -The President's role as the President -Press coverage -Purpose of suggested schedule events -Press and media coverage -Motorcades -Rallies -Nassau -Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis -Itinerary
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Kentucky -Ohio -The South -1960, 1968 elections -Rally -Lexington, Louisville -West Virginia -Nunn's conversations with Chapin -Michigan -New England -New York -New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, North Carolina, Michigan, Missouri -The South -Use of helicopter - [Thomas] Woodrow Wilson's birthplace in Virginia -New Jersey governorship -Foreign policy speech -Virginia -New Majority support for the President -Transportation -John O. (“Jack”) Marsh, Jr.'s suggestion -Foreign policy speech -Tie-in to Connally's speech -Use of TV -National coordination of campaign organizations -Corporate practice -Timing -Cost -McGregor -Advance knowledge of Connally's speech's content -Use of Hubert H. Humphrey's, Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson's names -McGovern reaction -Marsh -Another speech -Timing -Vietnam War issue -Discussion with Buchanan -President's recent appearance before POW families -Presentation of POW/missing in action [MIA]
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-Possible rally -Kentucky -Nunn -Winton M. Blount -Dewey F. Bartlett -Blount, Nunn -Electoral chances -Poll -Ohio -New England -Types of possible events -Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine -Massachusetts -Tri-State event -Michigan -Minnesota -Duluth -Superior, Wisconsin -Iron Mountain -Alpena, Michigan -1956 campaign -Television appearance -Possible radio talk -Announcement of schedule -Regional appearances -Midwest, mountain states, California
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -National television appearances -Radio talk -Theme -Religious value -Recommendations on use of time -MacGregor, Mitchell, Connally -Open time -Cabinet, COLC, JCS meetings -Issues -Vietnam -Press -Timing in campaign -Television appearances -Motorcades, rallies -Denver -Chicago, Atlanta -As contrast to McGovern -Type of event -Rally -Timing -Radio address to the nation -Kentucky -Support for Nunn -Other candidates -Springfield, Missouri -The President's efforts -Statements -Louisville -Ashland -Tri-state -West Virginia, Ohio -Possible presidential statement on Appalachia -Instruction to Price -Night visit -News value -Motorcade -Radio speech -Speech -Nassau -New York -Appalachia statement
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Fund raisers -Duration -Nature of support for the President -Nunn -Compared to Massachusetts, Michigan -Ohio night visit -John H. Shaffer -Airport -Other states -North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Maryland -Press -TV appearance -Timing -Football game -Halloween -Frequency -Kentucky -John Sherman Cooper tribute -Nunn Haldeman left at 1:27 pm.
Conversation No. 803-14 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:40 pm and 2:33 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Soviet officials -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Congressional adjournment -Possible telephone call from the Speaker of the House [Carl B. Albert] Bull left at an unknown time before 2:33 pm.
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Conversation No. 803-15 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: 2:33 pm - 2:34 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Congressional adjournment -Telephone call from Congressional leaders -Possible meeting between the President and Congressional leaders -Ziegler’s schedule US-Soviet Union trade agreement -Press briefing Ziegler left at 2:34 pm.
Conversation No. 803-16 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:34 pm and 2:37 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Congressional adjournment -William E. Timmons’s recent telephone conversation -Meeting with Soviet officials Bull left at an unknown time before 2:37 pm.
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Conversation No. 803-17 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: 2:37 pm - 2:39 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Thomas P. ("Tip") O'Neill, Jr. [See Conversation No. 31-119]
Conversation No. 803-18 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: 2:40 pm - 3:16 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Nikolai S. Patolichev, Anatoliy F. Dobrynin, William P. Rogers, Peter G. Peterson, Peter M. Flanigan, and Helmut (“Hal”) Sonnenfeldt. The White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Seating arrangements Greetings from and to Leonid I. Brezhnev [Photographic session] US-Soviet Union trade agreement -Signing of documents -Moscow -US-Soviet Union trade agreement -Negotiations -Brezhnev -The President's meeting in Moscow, May 1972 -US-Soviet Union relations -Economic field -Political field -Other negotiations
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Technical matters -Productivity -The President's conversation with Brezhnev -Future relations -Economic cooperation -Gas deal -Signing of directive by the President -Congress -Export-Import [Ex-Im] Bank -Patolichev’s meeting with an unknown person -Lawyers -The President’s experience -Partisanship -Clark M. Clifford -Message for Brezhnev -The President’s efforts -Future developments in the economic field -Political outlook -Brezhnev -Leadership style -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] agreement -Missiles -Gratitude to Patolichev and Peterson -The President's schedule -US Congress -Congressional Adjournment -Telephone call [from Thomas P. (“Tip”) O'Neill, Jr. and Gerald R. Ford] -Most Favored Nation [MFN] provision -Congress Presentation -Presidential seal Schedule -Sonnenfeldt -Soviet officials Patolichev, Dobrynin, and Flanigan left At 3:08 pm. Meeting with Soviet Union officials
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -US-Soviet Union relations -Economic relations MFN status -May 1972 meeting in Washington prior to Moscow Summit -May 1972 Brezhnev meeting -SALT II announcement -Ex-Im Bank directive -Lend-lease agreement -Economic relations -Public understanding -Business community -Wheat deal -North Dakota, South Dakota -MFN status -Europe -Japan -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Latin America -Maritime agreement -Lend-lease agreement -The President's October 17, 1972 conversation with John B. Connally
The President's schedule -Congressional adjournment Peterson and Sonnenfeldt left at 3:14 pm. Vietnam War -Possible settlement -Military situation in South Vietnam -Nguyen Van Thieu -Saigon -Instructions from the President to Melvin R. Laird -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Coalition government -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Cease-fire -International -Political future of Vietnam -Meeting with Thieu
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Conversation with the President, Laird, Haig -Ellsworth Bunker's role -Relations with the President Rogers left at 3:16 pm.
Conversation No. 803-19 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:16 pm and 3:20 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:20 pm.
Conversation No. 803-20 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:16 pm and 3:20 pm
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person. The President’s schedule -Ronald L. Ziegler -Press briefing The unknown person left at an unknown time before 3:20 pm.
Conversation No. 803-21 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: 3:20 pm - 3:21 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. The President's schedule -Meetings with Soviet officials -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Frequency -Congress - [John M. (“Jack”) Lynch] Congressional relations Spending limit rejection -Statement -John D. Ehrlichman -Casper W. (“Cap”) Weinberger Woods left at 3:21 pm.
Conversation No. 803-22/804-1
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Date: October 18, 1972 Time: 3:21 pm - 5:46 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Ronald L. Ziegler. US-Soviet Union relations -Maritime agreement, trade agreement -Lend-lease agreement The President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Congressional leaders -Location -Blue Room -Photograph session -Map Room -Executive Office Building [EOB] -Timing US-Soviet relations -Trade agreement -Maritime agreement -Lend-lease agreement -William P. Rogers's briefing -Peter G. Peterson Meeting with Congressional leaders -Blue Room Ziegler left at 3:23 pm. The President's schedule -Clark MacGregor's view -Michigan -Kentucky -Louis B. Nunn -Rally -Ashland -West Virginia -Charles W. Colson’s view -Conversation with Bryce N. Harlow
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Colson-Haldeman position -Kentucky -Michigan -The President's radio speech -Cabinet, Cost of Living Council [COLC], Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] meetings -JCS meeting -Vietnam -Rogers Vietnam negotiations -Possible settlement -Nguyen Van Thieu -Position This conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 3:47 pm. [An unknown portion of the conversation was not recorded at this time while the tape was changed]