804

Date: 
Oct 18, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Conversation No. 803-22/804-1 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:23 pm and 5:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. This recording began at an unknown time while the conversation was in progress. [An unknown portion of this conversation was not recorded while the tape was changed.] Vietnam negotiations -Nguyen Van Thieu -The President’s view The President's schedule -Camp David -Ronald L. Ziegler -Radio talks -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Radio talks -John D. Ehrlichman -Work on legislative backlog -Photograph session -Timing of October 19, 1972 scheduled departure -Radio talks -[Philosophy of Government] October 21, 1972 -Time -Repeat cycle -Veterans speech on October 22, 1972 -Timing of broadcast -Church service -West -Live audience -News coverage -Veterans Day -Arlington National Cemetery -New York
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Vietnam -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Recent National League of Families meeting -Carol Hanson's endorsement of the President -The President's policy on the return of POWs -Statement regarding George S. McGovern's Vietnam policy
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The President's schedule -News value -October 17, 1972 -Charles W. Colson -Cabinet, Cost of Living Council [COLC] -Labor leaders -Meeting with Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger, George P. Shultz, -Herbert Stein -Budget cuts -Spending ceiling legislation -Ehrlichman -Ehrlichman -Judgement -Colson, Weinberger -Timing of announcements during 1972 campaign period -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] -School lunch programs -Transportation department
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Washington Metro construction -Impact -Veterans issues -Bill signing ceremony -John M. O'Neill veterans group -Young labor group -Television [TV] coverage -POW event -Press conference -Colson -Frequency -Issues -Watergate -Vietnam -Sarah McClendon, Clark R. Mollenhoff -Colson’s meeting recommendations -Elliot L. Richardson, James D. Hodgson, Ehrlichman, Daniel P. (“Pat’) Moynihan, Congressional leaders -Welfare reform -Family Assistance Program [FAP] -Employment -Press briefing -Questions -1972 election -Announcement -Defense budget -Church attendance in Annapolis, Maryland -US Naval Academy -Price Commission -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Pay Board -Church attendance -Gettysburg -October 29, 1972 -Ohio -October 22, 1972 -Radio speech timing -1972 election -West -William F. (“Billy”) Graham
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 3:47 pm. Congressional schedule -Debt ceiling Butterfield left at an unknown time before 3:58 pm. -Price commission -Budget meeting -Weinberger -Ehrlichman's role The President's schedule -Kentucky -Vietnam War -Possible Settlement -Timing -Conversation with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Thieu -Henry A. Kissinger’s possible meeting with Le Duc Tho -Kissinger's Possible Itinerary -Vientiane, Saigon, Hanoi, Washington, DC -Thieu
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The President’s schedule Haldeman talked with Ehrlichman at an unknown time between 3:47 pm and 3:58 pm.
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
[Conversation No. 803-22/804-1A] Request for a meeting with Ehrlichman [End of telephone conversation] The President’s schedule The President left and Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:47 pm. The President’s schedule -Telephone Bull left and The President entered at an unknown time after 3:58 pm. [Bonsai?] trees -Value -Haldeman’s possession The President talked with an unknown person [Haig?] at an unknown time between 3:47 pm and 3:58 pm. [Conversation No. 803-22/804-1D] Request for a meeting [End of telephone conversation] [Bonsai?] trees -Value -Nellie L. Yates -Trip [to Peoples Republic of China [PRC]?] -Possible gift to the White House Ehrlichman entered at 3:58 p.m. Memorandum -Arthur F. Burns -Rose Mary Woods
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
The President talked with Woods at an unknown time between 3:58 pm and 4:01 pm. [Conversation No. 803-22/804-1B] Letter from Burns -Ehrlichman [End of telephone conversation] An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 3:58 pm. Refreshment The unknown person left at an unknown time before 4:01 pm. The President’s schedule -Budget meeting recommendation -Stein, Weinberger, Shultz, Ehrlichman -Spending limit -Briefing by Weinberger -Proposed cuts -Pre-election period -Cabinet meeting -News value -Meeting at Camp David -William E. Timmons -New York Woods entered at 4:01 pm. Memorandum from Burns -Weinberger’s draft Haig entered and Woods left at 4:02 p.m. Foreign Relations -US-Soviet Union trade agreement -William P. Rogers’s view -State Department
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT], Shanghai Communique, Berlin agreement -U. Alexis Johnson -Vietnam Negotiations -Possible settlement -Kissinger’s forthcoming meeting with Thieu -Political issues -Coalition government in South Vietnam -Kissinger’s forthcoming meeting with Thieu -State Department -Security issues -North Vietnam -POWs -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Kissinger's schedule -Thieu -William H. Sullivan -Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Bangkok -Philip C. Habib -Seoul -Park Chung Hee -Thieu Haig left at 4:08 p.m. The President's schedule -Camp David budget meeting -Veto announcement -Revenue sharing signing ceremony -Shultz, Weinberger -Transportation arrangements -Helicopters -Philadelphia revenue sharing ceremony trip -Press pool -Ehrlichman -Story -Photograph opportunity -Recent Senate vote override -New York -Press relations
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Legislation vetoes -Announcement -The President's role -Colson -Taxes -Questions -1972 election -Mollenhof -McClendon -Colson's perception -Radio statement -News value -Ehrlichman -Veterans legislation -Colson -Arrangements for signing ceremony -Young veterans group -GI Bill -O’Neill -Labor group -Badges -Impact of event -New York -Photograph opportunity -Veterans issue -Radio speech on education, October 25, 1972 -Preparation -Schedule -Butterfield -Radio speeches -Veterans, New Majority topics -William L. Safire -Appalachian trip -Airport -Ashland, Kentucky -Release of statement by the President -Rural development, black lung -Accomplishments and proposals -Robert C. Byrd -McGovern
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Kentucky, West Virginia -Auditorium -Louie R. Nunn -New York speech -Theme -Goals for future -John B. Connally's foreign policy speech -Broadcast -Tone -The President's goals for the future -[McGovern's] programs -World peace, prosperity -Press corps -Nelson A. Rockfeller’s home -Connally broadcast -Audience reaction -Tone -Positive nature of the President's appearances -Kentucky and Appalachia -John Sherman Cooper -Support for the President -Lucy A. Winchester -Stump speeches -Press reaction -Audiences -Fund raising speeches -Reading a speech -Rallies -Radio -Issues and events -Welfare programs meeting -Colson -Richardson -Moynihan -Congress -Price Commission -Rumsfeld briefing -Price increases -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -Timing of release
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Gross National Product [GNP] -Revenue sharing -Meeting with young voters for the President -Colson -East Room -Defense budget -Defense officials -Kissinger -Austerity effort in budget matters -Vietnam -Trips -Kentucky -Film of Connally speech -New York -Statement on plans for the future -News value of events -Rallies -Georgia, Michigan, Texas remarks -New York -Fund raiser -California -Los Angeles -Public enthusiasm -Kentucky -Appalachia -Expression of views -Peace, world view, economy, goals for America -The President’s trip to Independence Hall -Revenue sharing -Price's draft of speech -Length -Talking points -Substance, anecdote, theme -TV -George Washington on the Constitution -The President’s 1970 trip to Philadelphia -Philadelphia Orchestra -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Winston S. Churchill quote -TV coverage
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Effect of issue -General public -Mayors, officials -Stewart J.O. Alsop -Trust in localities compared to Washington, DC -Water bill -Veto -House of Representatives -Chances for sustaining -Colson’s view -Gerald R. Ford, Leslie C. Arends -Environmentalists -News coverage -Trade agreement with the Soviet Union -Lend-Lease agreement -The President's trip to Kentucky -Airport -Louisville -Huntington, West Virginia -Possible Air Force base -Portsmouth, Ohio -Ashland, Kentucky -Charleston, West Virginia -Symbolism of the President's visit to West Virginia - Arch A. Moore, Jr. -Charleston, West Virginia Al-Fatah -Terrorism committee report -David R. Young, Jr. -1972 election -The President -Yitzak Rabin -Response -White House -L.[ouis] Patrick Gray, III -Use of Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 9 [National security] [Duration: 14s ] TERRORISM
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-Authorization by the President -Rabin -R. Sargent Shriver -The President -Rabin -Israeli security -Ehrlichman's airplane flight with Abba Eban Statements -Theme -The President's next term -Peace, economy, welfare -Goals -Peace, prosperity, growth Congress -Adjournment -Telephone call to the President -House of Representatives, Senate -Possible meeting with the President -Timmons -Schedule -The President’s view -The President as freshman Congressman -Daylight savings time -District of Columbia
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Debate -Virginia farmers -Ehrlichman’s schedule -Michael Gravel, John V. Tunney, Frank F. Church, Warren G. (Maggie”) Magnuson -Charles H. Percy -Vote on spending limitation -McGovern -Edward M. Kennedy -Parliamentarian [Floyd M. Riddick] -J. Mark Trice Inaugural -Progress -Stands -Seats, framework -Routes -Brookings Institute -Transition planning -Franklin B. Lincoln, Jr. -Telephone call after Democratic National Convention -Placement of people in government agencies Brookings Institute -Establishment -Richard P. Nathan's new job -Welfare program -Personnel
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14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Senate -Votes on Watergate investigation, spending limit, Water bill -Charles McC. Mathias, Jr. -Kennedy -Charles E. Goodell -The President's role during campaign -Surrogates -Daniel J. Evans -Ehrlichman -Watergate -Mathias -Kennedy -Edward J. Gurney -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Mathias -Agnew -Percy, William B. Saxbe -Support -Fredrick, Maryland -Percy -Downstate Illinois -Opposition to the President -Jacob K. Javits -Edward W. Brooke -Clifford P. Case -Javits -Comparison to Percy, Mathias, Hugh Scott -Scott -Water bill -Pennsylvania Association of Industries -Re-election as minority leader -Breakfast conversation with the President -Fund raising -Composition -Possible changes in leadership -Nunn's election -Scott -Robert P. Griffin, Howard H. Baker, Jr., William E.
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Brock, III -Baker as possible leader -Scott -Gordon L. Allott, Jack R. Miller -Leadership qualities -Robert J. Dole -[Republican National Committee] -Wallace F. Bennett -Roman L. Hruska -Milton Young -Peter H. Dominick -Brock House of Representatives -Possible change of leadership -Ford -Rumsfeld -Grand Rapids -Rumsfeld -John J. Rhodes, John B. Anderson -Anderson -Scott -Cooperation -Comparison to Ford -John C. Stennis Senate -Stennis -Possible party change -Possible change in leadership -Margaret C. Smith, Byrd -Scott, Hruska -Harry F. Byrd -Possible change in political affiliation -Bryce N. Harlow ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 11 [Personal returnable]
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The press and media -MacGregor's Washington Post statement -1972 election -New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Time -TV networks -Attitude towards administration -White House events -James B. (“Scotty”) Reston -Katharine L. Graham -Ziegler -New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Life, Newsweek -Hugh S. Sidey -TV networks -Business executives -William S. Paley, Frank Stanton, Leonard H. Goldenson, Robert W. Sarnoff -Reporters -Daniel L. Schorr -George Herman’s conversation with Ehrlichman -Schorr -Wife, brother -Campaign activities in support of McGovern -The President's East Room press conferences -Frank van der Linden -Recognition of reporters -New York Times -Carroll Kilpatrick -Robert B. Semple, Jr. -TV compared to newspapers -Washington Post -Compared to Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Washington Post newspaper syndicate -Hobart Rowen -Ehrlichman’s attendance at Associated Press [AP] editors meeting -Los Angeles Times -Ehrlichman's letter -Publication and circulation -New York Times -Story on Watergate -Donald H. Segretti's telephone calls to White House -Dwight L. Chapin, E. Howard Hunt, Jr. -Innuendos, implications -Double standard -Leaks -Pentagon Papers, National Security Council [NSC] leaks -Pulitzer Prize -Kissinger -Daniel Ellsberg -Washington Post editorial -Government employment -Committee to Re-elect the President -Hunt -Chapin -Chapin -Purported position and access to the President -Wiretaps -Frequency -Reporters -Access to the White House -New York Times, Washington Post -Christmas parties -Reaction of potential big election victory by the President -Philip L. Geyelin -American people -Franklin D. Roosevelt’s election -Haldeman’s grandfather’s view -Allen S. Drury -Books
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Intellectual establishment -John F. Osborne -Washington Post, New York Times McGovern -Connally's broadcast -McGovern's views -Henry A. Wallace era The President's schedule -Congress -Adjournment Ehrlichman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:28 pm and 5:37 pm. Chapin John D. Ehrlichman talked with an unknown staff member in Timmons's office at an unknown time between 5:28 pm and 5:37 pm. Haldeman left at 5:28 pm. Ehrlichman talked with Timmons at an unknown time between 5:28 pm and 5:37 pm. [Conversation No. 803-22/804-1C] [See Conversation No. 31-120] Haldeman entered at 5:32 pm. [End of telephone conversation] Congress -Adjournment -Highway bill -Highways Conference -Javits's reaction to Magnuson amendment on unemployment -“Pins and needles” bill -Tax amendment
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Senate passage of debt ceiling bill -Ford -Javits -Debt ceiling bill -The President's schedule -Comparison to 1960s, [1947-1960], [1969-1972] The President’s schedule -Huntington, West Virginia -Airport -Charleston, West Virginia -Previous trip during flood -Ashland, Kentucky Ehrlichman’s schedule -Meeting with Frederic V. Malek -Congressional adjournment -Status -Senate -Javits -Quorum -Debt ceiling bill -Weinberger’s staff Ehrlichman left at 5:37 pm. Watergate -News stories -New York Times -Chapin -Timing of release of stories -Colson’s recommendation -Time -Dan Rather story -Responsibility -Chapin, Jeb Stuart Magruder -The President, John N. Mitchell, Haldeman -CBS reporters -Rather, Robert Pierpoint, Schorr -ABC
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Thomas E. Jarriel -Access to reporters -Marvin L. Kalb, Schorr, Rather -American Broadcasting Company [ABC] -Coverage -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] coverage during campaign
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The President’s schedule -Congressional adjournment Haldeman left at 5:43 pm.
Conversation No. 804-2 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: 5:43pm - 5:45 pm Location: Oval Office
The President talked with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon. [See Conversation No. 31-122; one item has been withdrawn]
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Conversation No. 804-3 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:45 pm and 5:50 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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The President and Sanchez left at 5:50 pm.
Conversation No. 804-4 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:50 pm and 11:59 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret Service agents] met. The President's location -Executive Office Building [EOB] Telephone calls
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
The President’s location -EOB Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 5:50 pm. [Unintelligible] [The conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 11:59 pm.]