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Date: 
Oct 26, 1972 - Oct 27, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) Conversation No. 807-1 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:09 am and 8:12 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -John D. Ehrlichman -Agenda -Forthcoming veto Bull left at an unknown time before 8:12 am.
Conversation No. 807-2 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: 8:12 am - 9:05 am Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman. Legislation -House Resolution [HR] 1 -Senatorial candidate film session -Winton M. (“Red”) Blount -Pressure to sign -John Sherman Cooper -Louie B. Nunn -Administration strategy -Vetoes -Timing -News story -Taxes -News story -Kentucky visit
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) -Cooper -Telephone call to Ehrlichman -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Telephone call to Ehrlichman -Position on signing bill -New York benefits -George Meany -Position on signing bill -Blount -Senior citizens organization of Alabama -Candidates -Interest groups -Feel for pressures -Blount -Reconsideration of veto -Water bill veto -Elliot L. Richardson -Political problems -Ronald L. Ziegler -Dollar problems -1974 -Liquidation problem -Payroll taxes -Bill’s arrival -Timing -Pressures -Veto message -Pressures building -Veto timing -Mixing of vetoes and signings -Strategy -Pressures -Assessment of bill -Water bill -Columbia River -Announcement timing -1972 election -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] bill -HR 1 -Delay on decision -Budget
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) -1973 -Payroll tax -1974 -Written summary of bills by Ehrlichman -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Contents -Veterans -Job Corps -Great Society programs -Need for jobs for kids -Rehabilitation -Elevator operator story -Unknown man -Death -Background -California -New York -Oregon -Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC] -Need for program -Social workers -Congressional leadership -Need for written summary -The President’s schedule -Campaign film session -HR 1 -Rockefeller opinion -Load off of state in rehabilitation payments -Compared to revenue sharing -Control of hospital costs -Medicaid -Nunn -Cooper's opinion -Care for old people -Compassion -Campaign benefits -Vetoes -Education bill -Water bill -Welfare bill -Old, blind people
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) -Blind people -Support for Administration -Congressional action -Increase over Administration proposal -Interpretation of signing -Payroll tax implications -Signing with reservations -New proposals for funding -Clean water tax -Treasury Department -Value-added tax [VAT] -Announcement -Payroll taxes -Self-liquidation -1974 -Reasons for opposition -Interpretation of the President's action by public -1972 election -Pledge not to raise taxes compared to influence of voting bloc -Possible course of action -Pay-as-you-go provision -Study bill -Importance of bill -Cut of existing expenditures -Priorities -Buy-off argument -Food stamps -Cooper -Pressure -1972 election outcome -George S. McGovern -Written summary -Schedule of meetings -Weinberger, George P. Shultz, Herbert Stein -Charles W. Colson's opinion -Taxes, prices -Veto recommendation -Taxes -Written summary -Alternatives -Budget cutting
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) -Water bill -Colson -Education -Veterans -Politics -Blount
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Motorcade Press -Quality of stories -1972 campaign -Endorsements -Editorials -Readership -Television commentators -Related to political polls -Roscoe Drummond -Meeting with Ehrlichman, October 25, 1972 -Anticipation of next four years of the President's administration -Possible appointment with the President -Series -Washington Post -Washington Post -Colson -Story on Maurice H. Stans -Accreditation -Possible denial
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) -Effect -Ehrlichman’s conversation with Ziegler -Press conferences -Recognition -Ziegler -Dealings -Returning of calls -White House staff -Cabinet officials -Alleged libel of [John N. Mitchell and Stans] -Social functions -White House parties -Washington Star -East Wing -Constance M. (Cornell) (“Connie”) Stuart HR 1 -Financing -Richardson -1974 -Raise taxes -Signing of bill linked with cuts within HEW -Richardson's recommendation -Budget of HEW -HEW cuts -Personnel cuts -Check writing, nurses -Personnel cuts in general -Research office -Press office -Attitude of offices -Government size -Reorganization -Signing bill -Results -Fiscal conservatives -Effect of election on attitudes -McGovern -Spending limit for Fiscal Year [FY] 1973 -Congress’ recent override of water bill veto -Colson
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) -Albert E. Sindlinger and other pollsters -Unknown person -Perspective -Strategy -Veto of bill -Timing -Blind -Old people -Financial considerations Watergate -Washington Post story -Colson -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Foundation of stories -Propriety of campaign tactics -Sabotage charge -Heckling -Tricia Nixon Cox's visit [to Morgantown, West Virginia] -John A. Volpe -Double standards -San Francisco incident -Los Angeles incident -Statue of Liberty -Planning by Democrats -Motorcade -History of Republican campaign problems -Collecting campaign intelligence -Dwight L. Chapin -John W. Dean, III's report -Chapin -Recruitment of [Donald H. Segretti] -Purpose -Tactics of Washington Post -Haldeman story -Benjamin C. Bradlee -Pressure on reporters -US Attorneys -Calls from reporters -Verifying leads -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) -FBI -Calls to US attorneys -Verifying leads -Haldeman, Mitchell, Ehrlichman -Success of tactics -Bradlee -Pressure on reporters -Yellow journalism -Use of term -1968 campaign -New York Times article on Vice Presidential candidate Spiro T. Agnew -Public perception -Washington Post denial -McGovern stories -Washington Post -Denial -Reasons -Response to Ziegler's statement -Preparation -Possible strategy -Attack on Haldeman -Sunday paper -Unknown woman -Interviews of Haldeman's associates -Compared to Sherman Adams case -Haldeman advantages -Anonymity -Compared to Ehrlichman -Compared to Adams -Short term effect -Neutralizing television coverage -McGovern corruption speech -Washington Post denial -Inside Washington Post story -Effect of Ziegler's response -Robert J.Dole and Clark McGregor -Television coverage -Chicago Tribune story by Frank C. Starr [News summary item] -Effort to contact and inform -Opponents tactics
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) -Ziegler’s response to the Washington Post -Radio stations -Starr -Press -Motive
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Campaign practices -Agnew -Yellow journalism charge -News reports of charges -Use of rhetoric -Ziegler's counterattack on Washington Post -Opportunity -Dole -Tactics -Ehrlichman's talk with Drummond -Effect of Ziegler's denial -Nature of administration in second term -McGovern -Campaign rhetoric -Press treatment -[News summary item] -Baltimore Sun’s John Carroll’s view
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) Press conference in Oval Office -Reason -Scandal -Vietnam -Negotiations -Announcement Radio story on Vietnam -North Vietnamese -Paris negotiations -Publication of terms of agreement -New York Times story -Henry A. Kissinger -Possible meeting R. Sargent Shriver's statement [News summary item] -Administration's foreign policy -Democratic supporters of the President -John B. Connally -Attack on the President -War record of Nixon compared to McGovern -Connally -War records Watergate -The President's press conference -Administration position -Drummond -Public perception -Basis of stories in press -Timing -Compared to the President’s Fund broadcast [Checkers speech of 1952] -Hugh W. Sloan, Jr. -Deposition -Sloan's attorney -Haldeman -FBI -Secret fund -Ziegler statement -McGovern statement -Dole and MacGregor
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) -Next move -Statement on yellow journalism for surrogates -Haldeman story Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:12 am. Film session -Blount -Radio messages -Blount -Possible conversation with the President -J. Caleb Boggs -Mark I. Goode -Lighting Telegram from Blount -Ehrlichman's meeting Ehrlichman and Bull left at 9:05 am.
Conversation No. 807-3 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: 9:05 am - 9:16 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Mark I. Goode. Forthcoming film session with Senatorial candidates Winston M. (“Red”) Blount and J. Caleb Boggs -Arrangements Blount and William E. Timmons entered at 9:06 am. Fritz Roland and the White House photographer were present at the beginning of the meeting.
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BLOUNT LEFT AT 9:10 AM. BOGGS ENTERED AT 9:11 AM. BOGGS AND TIMMONS LEFT AT 9:14 AM. STEPHEN B. BULL ENTERED AT 9:14 AM.
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Veto message -Recording -House Resolution [HR] 1 -The President’s prior conversation with John D. Ehrlichman -Request for a telephone call to Ehrlichman Bull and Goode left at 9:16 am.
Conversation No. 807-4 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:16 am and 9:21 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull.
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) The President's schedule -Ronald L. Ziegler Bull left at an unknown time before 9:21 am.
Conversation No. 807-5 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:16 and 9:21 a.m. Location: Oval Office The President talked with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman[?]. The President's forthcoming national defense speech -Foreign policy speech -Raymond K. Price, Jr.'s staff -San Francisco speech -American Legion speech -San Francisco speech -Theme -Nuclear retaliation -News coverage of political content -Foreign policy speech -Timing The President’s schedule -Henry A. Kissinger
Conversation No. 807-6 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: 9:21 am - 9:22 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler.
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) Press statement on campaign practices -Catch phrases -Effect on people -Yellow journalism -Press coverage of 1972 campaign -Washington Post -Opportunity for use Ziegler left at 9:22 am.
Conversation No. 807-7 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: 9:22 am - 9:54 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. New York Times story -Ronald L. Ziegler’s possible comment -Paris Release of settlement terms by Democratic Republic of Vietnam [DRV] [North Vietnam] -Paris story -Leak -State Department -Demands of North Vietnam -Signing of agreement -October 31, 1972 -Kissinger’s forthcoming briefing -Purpose -Aspects -Procedure -Substance -Future -Procedural details
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) -Progress during October 1972 -Hanoi -Timing of agreement -November 1, 1972 Deadline -Progress -Shape of agreement -US goals -International machinery -Timing of introduction -Enemy activity -Saigon -Bloodbath -Elections -Pham Van Dong interview [with Arnaud de Borchgrave] -Timing -Clarification -Vietnamese compared to English translation -Signing of document -Details -Four party compared to two party -US position on solving problems -The President's messages to Dong -Deadline -Review -The President’s May 8, 1972 statement -Missing in action [MIA's] -Laos -Cambodia Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:22 am. Kissinger’s schedule Vetoes -Signings -John D. Ehrlichman The President and Bull left at 9:30 am. The President entered at 9:33 am.
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) Vietnam settlement agreement -Kissinger’s forthcoming briefing -Timing -Procedural details -Prisoners of war [POW's] -MIAs -Imposition of Communist government in South Vietnam -Provisions of agreement -Cease-fire -Elections -Coalition government in South Vietnam -Participation of South Vietnamese government -Consultation -Veto -Quality of Agreement -Timing -1972 election -US sacrifices -Communist government in South Vietnam -Rhetoric -Perception of public -Reasons for agreement -North Vietnam’s publication of terms -McGovern campaign -North Vietnamese position -Timing of negotiations -Strategy -Possible US military action -McGovern statements -Effect on negotiations -Argument on when cease-fire terms were available -Hanoi statement of new initiative of October 8, 1972 -US options -Possible bombing north of 20th Parallel -North Vietnam’s cadre -Ceasefire -US position -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -US sorties -20th parallel
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) -McGovern -Chance for peace -Pressure on North Vietnamese -Timing -November 8, 1972 -McGovern statement -Chance for peace -Tone -Progress -Perception by public -1972 election -McGovern -North Vietnamese position -Demands for signing -Nguyen Van Thieu -Position -Predictions of peace -December 1, 1972 -North Vietnamese forces -Cadres -Communications -Bombing halt -Mining -Additional meetings -Bombing halt -Effect on public opinion -Public compared to private statement -Attitude toward Hanoi -Attitude toward McGovern -Effect by McGovern on negotiations -Timing of peace terms -1969 -McGovern position compared to current settlement -POWs -Cease-fire -Help for South Vietnam -Withdrawal from Cambodia and Laos -Peace with honor compared to peace with surrender -The President’s May 8, 1972 statement -Position with regard To North Vietnam -Public compared with private statements
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) -Bombing -Terms of treaty -Timing of signing -Enforcement of terms -Technicalities -Thieu -Future meeting -Timing of signing -Details of agreement -Laos agreement of 1962 -State Department -Quality -Details -Compared to current settlement -Results -William P. Rogers -Canadian talks on International Commission of Control and Supervision [ICCS] -Focus of agreement -Machinery to enforce terms -Permanence of terms -Cambodia -Laos -Laos agreement -Statement about Hanoi and South Vietnam -Terms -Satisfaction -Necessity of proper terms -The President's work on agreement -John B. Connally -Public perception -The President’s messages -Credit -Points to be clarified -Peace group influence -Hedley W. Donovan -Forthcoming telephone call from Kissinger -Timing of agreement -1972 election -Public morality -William F. Buckley, Jr.
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) -Howard K. Smith -Richard (”Dick”) Wilson -William S. White -Joseph W. Alsop -Interpretation of terms -1972 election -New York Times story -Leak -State Department -French Inaccuracies -Predictions -Vietnamese -Account of Battle of Tannenberg and Battle of Lemberg -Taking advantage of opportunities -Paul Von Hindenberg -Gen. Erich von Ludendorff -Gen. Hermann von Francois -Gen. Max Hoffmann -Television coverage -Location -Kissinger’s preference Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:33 am. Request for Ziegler to join meeting Bull left at an unknown time before 9:52 am. Kissinger’s forthcoming briefing -Television coverage Vietnam settlement agreement -McGovern campaign issues -Patrick J. Buchanan’s view [News summary item] -Vietnam and corruption -Supporting editorials -Vietnam as campaign issue -Signing of agreement -Timing
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) Ziegler entered at 9:52 am. Kissinger's briefing -Press room -Cameras -Taping -Press corps -Number -Press room compared to East Room -Timing of briefing Kissinger left at 9:53 am. Kissinger's briefing -Tone Ziegler left at 9:54 am.
Conversation No. 807-8 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:54 am and 9:57 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 7s ]
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21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03)
Conversation No. 807-9 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:57 am, October 26, 1972 and 11:08 am, October 27, 1972 Location: Oval Office An unknown person [Secret Service agent] talked with an unknown person. [Conversation No. 807-9A] The President’s location -Oval Office, Executive Office Building [EOB] [End of telephone conversation] Unknown people [Secret Service agents] met. The President’s location -EOB An unknown agent talked with an unknown person at an unknown time. [Conversation 807-9B]
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Bill [last name unknown]
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-03) EOB [End of telephone conversation] [The conversation was cut off at an unknown time.]