831

Date: 
Jan 03, 1973
Location: 
Oval Office
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-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08)
Conversation No. 831-1 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: 9:40 am - 9:46 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Henry A. Kissinger's schedule -Timing of return -Meeting with the President -Plans for the night The President's schedule -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -New York -Award presentation -Kissinger -Dinner -Harry S. Truman memorial service -The President’s attendance -Driver of the Year -Teamsters -Charles W. Colson -Award -Further meeting -Heads of State -Meeting with the President -Zalman S. Shazar [President of Israel] -Rescheduling -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Post-Inaugural plans -Newspaper ownership task force -Herbert G. Klein -Ronald L. Ziegler -American Newspaper Publishers Association -Ownership of television [TV] and radio stations -Haldeman
-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-1 (cont’d) -Colson -John Sheehan -New York -Peter M. Flanigan -Haig dinner -Timing -Kissinger's flight -Ziegler -Briefing Bull left at 9:46 am.
Conversation No. 831-2 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 9:46 am and 9:49 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Request for Henry A. Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 9:49 am.
Conversation No. 831-3 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: 9:49 am - 10:50 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Weather in Florida -Palm Springs, Florida Press conference
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-3 (cont’d) -Democratic Caucus -Vietnam negotiations -Congressional lines of attack -Administration response -Past votes on resolution -The President’s policy -Henry A. Kissinger -Bombing -May 8, 1972 decision -Three conditions -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Cease-fire -Free elections -Peace with honor -Moscow Summit -1972 campaign -George S. McGovern’s policy -Vietnam War -Progress -Ground combat -Draftees -Serious negotiations -Paris -Settlement -“Peace with honor” -May 8, 1972 decision -Questions -Nuclear weapons -Bombing -No comment -Ziegler’s conversation with Kissinger -US response -Press perception of US policy -May 8, 1972 decision -October negotiations -North Vietnamese tactics -US response -Settlement -Bombing -Purpose
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-3 (cont’d) -May 8, 1972 decision -Limitation of force -Serious negotiations -POWs -Cease-fire -Negotiations -Delaying tactics -Congressional relations -Interference -Sensitive period -Responsibility Kissinger entered at 9:57 am. -POWs -Delicacy of issue -Nguyen Van Thieu -Exchange -Release of political prisoners -May 8, 1972 decision -Congressional relations -Democrats -Number opposing resolution -Consultations -Vietnam negotiations -Possibility of breakdown -Public statements -Role of Congress -The President’s consultations with Congressional leaders -Michael J. Mike Mansfield -Carl B. Albert -Speculation -Congressional relations -Charles W. Colson -Kissinger’s telephone calls -J. William Fulbright -F. Edward Hebert -John C. Stennis -Gerald R. Ford -Bombing
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-3 (cont’d) -Handling of North Vietnam -Intent of press -Administration’s indecisiveness -Purpose -Intent of the press -The President as erratic -Result -Carl B. Albert -Support for the President on bombing -Bombing cities -Nuclear weapons -Vietnam negotiations -Results of bombings -Col. Richard T. Kennedy -Amount of destruction -May 1972 decision -B-52s -Haiphong -Military actions -No comment -Intensity of bombing -Opposition to the President -Washington, DC -Cambridge, Massachusetts -Attitudes -James B. (“Scotty”) Reston -Letters to Kissinger -Hatred -McGovern -Congress -White House social events -Cambodia Reception for new Congress members -Exclusions -Washington Post, Washington Star -Journalists from states with new Congress members -Dewey F. Bartlett -Oklahoma -Atlanta Constitution
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-3 (cont’d) -South -Women -Wire services -Columbus Dispatch -George Embry -Jerald F. (“Jerry”) terHorst North Vietnamese statement -Tone -Le Duc Tho -Paris negotiations -Length of meetings -Kissinger’s schedule -Acrobats Press conference -Congressional relations -Consultation with leaders -1972 State of the Union speech -Cooperation -Ford, Hugh Scott -Bipartisan meetings -Issues -Mansfield -Albert -Telephone calls -Truman memorial service -Reasons -Funeral in Independence, Missouri -The President's attendance -Lyndon B. Johnson -Wishes of family -Private service -Public service -The President’s meetings with heads of state -[Thomas] Hale Boggs's memorial service Johnson -Health -Criticism of the President
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-3 (cont’d) -Reasons for leaving office -Behavior White House staff -Worries about criticism -Confidence in policy Congressional critics -Confusion -Fulbright -Response to October agreement Press conference -The President's schedule -Meeting with Kissinger -Camp David -Timing -Meeting with William P. Rogers, Melvin R. Laird, Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, Richard M. Helms -Congress -Responses to bombing -1972 election victory -Public opinion -California -Washington Post -Albert -McGovern -Congressional relations -The President's meeting with Kissinger Ronald L. Ziegler left at 10:28 am. Kissinger's world report -Vietnam -Regular correspondence with foreign leaders -Australia -Mobutu Sese Seko -Emperor of Ethiopia [Haile Selassie] -Shah of Iran [Mohammed Reza Pahlavi] -Edward R.G. Heath
-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-3 (cont’d) -Georges J.R. Pompidou -Willy Brandt -Shah of Iran -Eisaku Sato -Kakeui Tanaka -Pierre E. Trudeau -Emilio Garrastazu Medici -Reasons for correspondence -Pope Paul VI [Giovanni Battista Motini] -Irresponsible statements -Poland -Vietnam -Catholics -Killings -Notes The President’s schedule -[Names unintelligible] -Meeting with Kissinger -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin Vietnam negotiations -The President’s meeting with Dobrynin -Soviet Union’s interests in success -Congressional relations -Hubert H. Humphrey -South Vietnamese Congress members -Cable to Ellsworth F. Bunker -Thieu -Backfire -Aid cut off -Kissinger’s meeting with South Vietnamese Ambassador -Economic measures for South Vietnam -Thieu’s thinking -Aid cut off -Congressional vote -Mansfield -South Vietnamese lobbying -Congressional resentment -William F. Buckley, Jr.
-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-3 (cont’d) -Thieu’s thinking -Paris conference -The President’s domination -Accomplishments -North Vietnam -Capacity to wage aggressive war -Reduction -Soviet Union, People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Fear and respect -The President’s enemies -Exposure -Press, intellectuals, Congress -1972 election results -Access to White House -1960 election -John F. Kennedy -Results -The President’s exclusion from White House -Bay of Pigs -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -John W. Gardner -Dean Francis B. Sayre -Nastiness of attacks -Lack of patriotism -Hatred Vietnam negotiations -The President’s October 1972 letter to Kissinger -The President’s political interests -The President’s meeting with Kissinger -Preparations -Dobrynin -Options -Kissinger’s trip to Paris -Preparations -Consultations between Kissinger and the President -Negotiator compared to lawyer -Final meetings -Goals -Demilitarized zone [DMZ]
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-3 (cont’d) -International voting commission -Civilians in South Vietnam -Depiction of the President’s role -Thieu -1972 election -Announcement -Purpose -Relations with ally -Bombing halt -The President’s support -Kissinger’s support for negotiations -The President’s decision to bomb -Breakdown -Le Duc Tho -October 1972 agreement -Press relations The President’s schedule -Meeting with Kissinger -Timing -Trip to New York Instructions to make calls -Rogers -Laird -Meeting with the President -Photographs -Location Kissinger left at 10:50 am.
Conversation No. 831-4 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 10:50 am and 11:00 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Rose Mary Woods.
-11NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-4 (cont’d)
Dinner with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Gift for Haig -Music box -Inscription -Card -Presentation -Distinguished Service Medal -Fort Myer
Conversation No. 831-5 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Haldeman's vacation -Weather in Palm Springs White House staff performance -Stephen B. Bull -Gerald L. Warren -Ronald L. Ziegler -Bull -Haldeman's vacation -Charles W. Colson -Competence -George P. Shultz -John D. Ehrlichman -Key Biscayne -Vietnam War -Haldeman -Support for the President -Emotionalism -Press relations
-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-5 (cont’d) -Cambodia -May 8, 1972 decision -Domestic advisors -Sphere of responsibility -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Robert H. Finch -Ehrlichman -Shultz -Roy L. Ash -Ziegler -Strength Bombing of North Vietnam -Public opinion -Sports -1972 election -Landslide -Compared to Cambodia -Compared to May 8, 1972 decision -Nuclear war -Difficulties of decision -Costs The President's schedule -Haldeman’s responsibility -Congressional leaders -Time off -Ehrlichman -Shultz -1973 Inauguration -Speech -Meeting with bipartisan Congressional leaders -Second term reorganization -Wage and price controls -Government organization committees -Chet Holifield -Shultz -Length -Timmons -Ehrlichman
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-5 (cont’d) -Shultz -Briefing abilities -Timmons -Ehrlichman -Meetings with Congressional leaders -Carl B. Albert -Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield -Gerald R. Ford -Hugh Scott -Meeting with bipartisan Congressional leaders -Invitations -Cabinet -Timing The President’s supporters -The President’s memorandum -Maurice H. Stans’ memorandum -Contributors -Quantity -Use of White House -Kissinger The President’s schedule -Dinner with Edward R.G. Heath -New rule -White House Staff attendance -Kissinger -State Department -National Security Council [NSC] -Meeting with [Hussein, King of Jordan] Hussein ibn Talal -Private visit -Dinner -Working lunches -Meeting with Golda Meir 1973 Inauguration -Drive to Capitol -Departure -Television [TV] -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-5 (cont’d) -Chairmen of Senate committees -Marlow W. Cook -Howard W. Cannon -Spiro T. Agnew -Elinor I (Judefind) Agnew -Introduction -Mrs. Nixon and Elinor Agnew -Musical selection -Military academies choirs -Mormon Tabernacle Choir -Religious services -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Terence Cardinal Cooke -Edgar F. Magnin -New Majority -Ceremony -Greek Orthodox, Jew, Catholic -Protestant black minister -Edward V. Hill -California Baptist -Norman A. Huffman -Louis H. Evans -Catholic -John Cardinal Cody -Chicago -Jerome M. Boyle -John Cardinal Krol -Cooke -Black clergy -Jewish rabbi -Magnin -Catholic cardinal -Political supporter -Humberto S. Medeiros -Archbishop of Boston -Timothy Cardinal Manning -Los Angeles -Cooke -Graham -New Majority
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-5 (cont’d) -Italian -Cooke -Congressional luncheon -Number invited -The President's family -Arrangements -Congress -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Tricia Nixon Cox -Mamie G.D. Eisenhower -Details -Truman memorial service -Moment of silence -Announcement -Inaugural balls -Cancellation -Mourning period -Salute to states -Concerts -The President’s schedule -Concert -Inaugural ceremony -Balls -Church service -Family reception -Parade -Length -Bands -Richard Nixon High School -Laredo -Prepositioning -Center of operations -White House -Mayflower Hotel -Parade -Cabinet -Balls -Length -The President's appearances -Congress
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-5 (cont’d) -Concerts -1972 elections Contributors -Stans's list -Business Council -Number -Donald McI. Kendall -Charles W. Colson -David Packard -Support for the President The President and Haldeman left at an unknown time before 1:00 pm.
Conversation No. 831-6 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown time between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman at an unknown time after 11:00 am. Second term reorganization -Dr. Edward E. David, Jr. -Atomic Energy Commission [AEC] -Office of the Science Advisor -Outside job opportunity -Meeting with the President -The President's schedule -1973 Inauguration -David M. Abshire -David -AEC -Special recognition -James D. Hodgson Departure John D. Ehrlichman
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-6 (cont’d) Haldeman talked with Ehrlichman at an unknown time between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. [Conversation No. 831-6A] Hodgson -Plans [End of telephone conversation] Second term reorganization -Hodgson -New position -Robert H. Finch -Governor -Law firm -Charles W. Colson -Size -Miscalculations -Reception for Californians -Blair House -Leonard K. Firestone -Conversation with Haldeman -Murray M. Chotiner
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-Donald H. Rumsfeld -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Herbert G. Klein -Walter H. Annenberg
-18NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-6 (cont’d) -James S. Copley -Gannett news service -Retention -Counselor -Ronald L. Ziegler -Advocacy -Compared to Colson -Local editors -Problems -Publishers -National Security Council [NSC] -Henry A. Kissinger -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Departure -Gen. Brent B. Scowcroft -The President’s confidence -Haig’s departure -Kissinger -Scowcroft -Abilities -Office management -White House staff cuts -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Reassignments to agencies -Price -Use of White House -Ziegler -Kissinger's staff -Haig -Responsibilities -Chad -Upper Volta -Colson -Klein -Ziegler -Kissinger -Price -Visits by departing staffers
-19NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-6 (cont’d) The President’s schedule -Cabinet -The President's meeting with new Secretaries -Confirmations -Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield Roberto Clemente memorial fund -Pittsburgh Pirates -Daniel M. Galbreath -Willie Stargell -Dave Giusti -The President's schedule -Meeting -Timing Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:00 am. The President's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 1:00 pm. Clemente memorial fund -White House staff awareness -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan -George Allen -Harry S. Truman -Baseball Second term reorganization -Price -David R. Gergen -Lawyer -William L. Safire Anne L. Armstrong -Office space -Office of Emergency Preparedness [OEP] -George A. Lincoln -Replacement -Contribution on foreign policy -NSC
-20NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-6 (cont’d) -Kissinger -Space Council -Books on presidency -Clinton Rossiter -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Institutionalization -Truman -Eisenhower -Consolidation -NSC -Cabinet -Vice Presidency -Clearing the President’s schedule -Roy L. Ash -Camp David -Ehrlichman’s briefing -Congressional relations -Cabinet -George P. Shultz -Economics -Details -Cut in White House staff -Office space -Counselors -Staff -Deputy for Haldeman -Ehrlichman -Kenneth R. Cole, Jr. -Alexander P. Butterfield -Lawrence M. Higby -Past chiefs of staff -Sherman Adams -Jerry Persons -Bryce N. Harlow -Qualifications -Political sophistication -Age -Young men -Butterfield
-21NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-6 (cont’d) -Ziegler -Dwight L. Chapin -Stephen B. Bull -Bruce A. Kehrli -Responsibilities -Scheduling -Baseball -Big decisions -Truman memorial service -Assistants to the President -Staff meetings -Timing -Shultz, Ehrlichman, Ash, Kissinger, William E. Timmons, Ziegler -Purpose -The President’s memorandum -Meeting with Shultz -Ehrlichman, Kissinger -Ash, Shultz -Agency responsibilities -Treasury Department -Office of Budget and Management [OMB] -Responsibilities -Shultz -Counselor -Differing role -Testimony before Congress -Ehrlichman, Kissinger -OMB -Secretary of Treasury -Counselors -Deputy for Haldeman -Higby -Responsibilities -Chapin -Butterfield -Bull -Responsibilities -Qualifications -Alter ego -Bull
-22NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-6 (cont’d) -Frederic V. Malek -Potential -Prospects -Subcabinet appointments -Dave N. Parker -Qualities -Presence -Scowcroft -Higby -Butterfield -Timmons -Appearance -Bull -Thomas Hart -Thomas C. Korologos -Timmons -Appearance -Ziegler -Compared to Gerald L. Warren -Kenneth W. Clawson -William J. Baroody, Jr. -Colson's departure -Replacement -Congressional relations -Timmons -Clark MacGregor -George H.W. Bush -Ehrlichman -Shultz -Ash -Qualities -Washington Post -Retention -Announcement -Allegation Watergate -Colson -Watergate involvement -Haldeman's knowledge of involvement
-23NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-6 (cont’d) -E. Howard Hunt, Jr. and G. Gordon Liddy -Perjury -Colson -John N. Mitchell -Knowledge -Jeb Stuart Magruder and Liddy -John W. Dean, III -Magruder -Mitchell and Colson -Early involvement -Purpose of break-in -Financial information -Convention -Haldeman's knowledge of Watergate -Hunt -Knowledge -Liddy -Possible testimony -Magruder -Possible testimony -Hugh W. Sloan, Jr. -Suspicions -Job -Dean -Involvement in Watergate -Magruder -Bicentennial Commission -Trial -Date -Pleas of defendants -Congress -Plans to investigate -Edward M. Kennedy staff -Donald H. Segretti -Henry M. Jackson -Sam J. Ervin, Jr. -President's strategy -Colson -Dwight L. Chapin -Colson
-24NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-6 (cont’d) -Value to administration -Travel -Break-in -Motives of defendants -Mitchell's role in Watergate -Colson -Magruder -Liddy -Role in Watergate break-in -Edward M. Kennedy bugging -Protection/surveillance of Kennedy -Report
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-Future report Second term reorganization -New Cabinet -New assignments
-25NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-6 (cont’d) -William E. Simon -Peter J. Brennan -Claude S. Brinegar -Anne L. Armstrong -New responsibilities -Republican National Committee [RNC] -Egil (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr. [?] -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Employment in White House -Salary -Press relations -Ziegler -Spokesperson Rose Bowl Parade -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Television [TV] coverage -Applause of audience -Propriety of appearance -George Allen Second term reorganization -Rose Mary Woods -Mood -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Marjorie P. Acker -Armstrong -Health -Gen. Walter R. Tkach -Cabinet dinner -Mood -Invitations -Colson -Maurice H. Stans -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Armstrong -Appointment -Cabinet -Californians -Patricia R. Hitt
-26NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-6 (cont’d) -RNC -Texas -Californians -Claude S. Brinegar -Caspar W. (“Cap”)Weinberger -Ash -Rose Mary Woods -Relations with other staff members -Butterfield -Bull -Camp David -People's Republic of China [PRC] trip -Nellie L. Yates -Value to the President -Stans -Wiley T. Buchanan, Jr. -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Bull -Relationship with Woods -Butterfield -New responsibilities -Thomas Hart -Ziegler -Responsibilities -1972 campaign -Quotas -Social office -Old friends, family -Stans -Brother -Health -Haig -Woods's staff -Acker -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo's advice -Handling -Grievances -Rebozo’s advice The White House renovation
-27NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-6 (cont’d) -[First name unknown] Jones Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:00 am. The President's schedule -Telephone calls -Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield -Hugh Scott Bull left at an unknown time before 1:00 p.m. White House renovation -Shelving -Lighting -Lyndon B. Johnson -Chair for the President -Mrs. Nixon -Desks -Dwight D. Eisenhower desk -Residence -Mrs. Nixon -Third floor -Johnson’s bar -Kitchen -Dining room -Rex W. Scouten -Bureaucrat -Loyalty
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-28NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-6 (cont’d) -Changes in White House -Bowling alley -Sauna -Whirlpool -Scouten -Improvements -Expense White House automobiles -Woods -Driver -Access -Staff access -Ash -OMB -Armstrong -Department limousines
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Woods -Mood -The President’s call to Edmond S. Muskie -Invitations -Involvement -Old friends -1973 Inauguration Press relations -Kissinger -James B. (“Scotty”) Reston
-29NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-6 (cont’d) -Newspaper column -John A. Scali -[First name unknown] Wells [?] -Max Frankel -New York Times -Ziegler -Telephone calls -Loyalty -Letters from Harvard associates -Vietnam negotiations -Kissinger's morale -Mood -Washington Post -Congress -Ash -Investigation -New York Times -Reston -Colson -American Enterprise Institute [AEI] -News summaries -Patrick J. Buchanan -Size -Orientation -Human Events -New Republic -Martin Z. Agronsky -Wire services -Television networks -Washington and New York -Washington Post -New York Times -Richard (“Dick”) Wilson -Agronsky -Kissinger -Ehrlichman, Shultz, Ash -Value -Wall Street Journal -Christian Science Monitor -News magazines
-30NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-6 (cont’d) -Attitudes -Value -Time -Newsweek -U. S. News and World Report -The President's habits -Congressman, Senator and Vice President -Condensation -Projection of positive image -1972 election victory -Staff morale -Vietnam War -Bombing of North Vietnam -Ziegler -Settlement -Kissinger -Meetings with the President -Concurrence with the President's policies -Attitude toward bombing -Compared to the President's attitude -Paris negotiations -Reston article -Haldeman's response -Agreement on bombing -The President’s appearance on TV -Cables -Paris negotiations -Advocacy of bombing -Reston -Motives for article -The President's conversation with Ziegler -Bombing of North Vietnam -Impact on country -Reston -TV -Congress -1972 election victory -Impact on supporters -John B. Connally, William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Resumption of negotiations
-31NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-6 (cont’d) -L. A. Times -Editorials -Criticism -[First name unknown] Murphy -Tony Day Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:00 am. The President's schedule -Telephone call -Mansfield, Hugh Scott Bull left at an unknown time before 1:00 pm. The President left at 1:00 pm.
Conversation No. 831-7 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Between 1:05 pm and 2:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman at 1:05 pm.
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-32NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-7 (cont’d)
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Public relations [PR] -Congressional relations -William E. Timmons -Republicans -Dwight D. Eisenhower' -Governors -The President's obligations -First term -Blacks -Press relations -Harry S. Truman memorial service -The President’s prerogatives -Arrogance -Republicans -Consultations -Dinners -Invitations to the White House -Eisenhower -Joseph McCarthy -William E. Jenner -George C. Marshall -Truman -The President -Lyndon B. Johnson -Hubert H. Humphrey -John W. Gardner -Roy Wilkins -Timmons -Ehrlichman -Shultz
-33NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-7 (cont’d) ***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] 1972 election -The President’s memorandum -Republicans reaction -Patrick J. Buchanan’s memorandum -Reelection strategy -Republican National Committee [RNC] criticism -Congressional defeats -Ticket splitting -Alabama -John J. Sparkman -Winton M. (“Red”) Blount -Robert J. Dole -Campaign funds -1970 elections -The President’s campaigning -Spiro T. Agnew [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Public relations [PR] -Buchanan’s memorandum -Opposition to the President -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Republicans -The President’s image -Warmth -1972 campaign -Liberal press -John F. Kennedy -Johnson -Civil Rights speech -Public exposure -Haldeman -John D. Ehrlichman -Shultz
-34NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-7 (cont’d) -Henry A. Kissinger -Government resignations -Hostile bureaucracy -Bombing of North Vietnam -Press relations -TV networks -Hubert H. Humphrey -Richard E. Neustadt, Clinton E. Rossiter -Books -Strength -George Washington -Abraham Lincoln -Thomas Jefferson -Andrew Jackson -Harry S. Truman -Theodore (“Teddy”) Roosevelt -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Eisenhower -Thomas Woodrow Wilson -Buchanan memorandum -Richard A. Moore -Press relations -Handshaking Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:05 pm. Photostat Bull left at an unknown time before 1:23 pm. Press relations -Billy Kilmer -Washington Redskins -Statements about the President -George Allen -Saul Pett -Woods -TV -Pett -Mood
-35NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-7 (cont’d) -Vacation -1972 election -Buchanan Congressional relations -Senate Republican leadership elections -Hugh Scott -Robert P. Griffin -Norris Cotton -Conference chairman -Wallace F. Bennett -Conference secretary -John G. Tower -Policy committee chairman -Robert A. Taft, Jr. -William E. Brock, III -Campaign committee chairman -Edward W. Brooke -Hiram L. Fong, James B. Pearson -Charles W. Colson -Vietnam War resolution -Senate Democratic leadership elections -James O. Eastland -Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield -Robert C. Byrd -Frank E. (“Ted”) Moss -Caucus Secretary -House Republican leadership elections -Gerald R. Ford -Leslie C. Arends -John B. Anderson -Conference chairman -Samuel L. Devine -Conference Vice Chairman -William J. (“Jack”) Edwards -Conference Secretary -John J. Rhodes -Policy committee chairman -Barber B. Conable, Jr. -Research committee chairman
-36NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-7 (cont’d) -Campaign committee chairman -Vietnam War resolution -House Democratic leadership elections -Carl B.Albert -Thomas P. ("Tip") O'Neill, Jr. -Whip appointment -Olin E. (“Tiger”) Teague -Caucus chairman Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 1:23 pm. Press conference -Vietnam negotiations -Republican resolution -Charles H. Percy -Consultation with Congress -May 8, 1972 decision -Impact of antiwar resolution -The President's position on Paris negotiations -Prisoners of War [POWs] release -Cease-fire -PR -Truman memorial service -Colson -Moore -John A. Scali -The President's attendance -Funeral service for Hugo L. Black -Johnson -Heads of state visits -Bipartisan Congressional leadership meeting -Economic matters -Wage and price controls -Reception for freshman Congress members -Washington Post, Washington Star reporters -Louisiana reporter -[First name unknown] Brown -J. Bennett Johnston, Jr. -Nicholas P. Thimmesch -New policy
-37NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-7 (cont’d) -Washington Post -Press relations -James B. (“Scotty”) Reston -Kissinger's meeting with the President -Address to Republicans on Vietnam -Wire service report -United Press International [UPI] -Ford -Seminar for new Congress members -Cancellation -Vietnam negotiations -Ziegler's statement to press -Bipartisan Congressional leadership meeting Ziegler left at 1:30 pm. Second term reorganization -PR -William J. Baroody, Jr. -Colson -Buchanan -Kenneth L. Khachigian -[First name unknown] Morton [?] -Congressional relations -Colson -Buchanan -Effectiveness -John Tower -Scott -Griffin -Colson Clark MacGregor -New job -Reasons for taking -Defense contractor -Lawyer -Income -Watergate -Attorney General
-38NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-7 (cont’d) -Public speaking role -Ronald W. Reagan -Salary -Qualities -Value -Kitchen cabinet roles -MacGregor -Colson -John B. Connally -Bryce N. Harlow -John N. Mitchell -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Mrs. Nixon -Recognition -Popularity -Washington press -The President -Kissinger -Truman -Johnson -Margaret Truman -Book -Life -Health -The President -Johnson -Colson -Use to administration -Departure -Baroody -MacGregor -George H.W. Bush The President’s schedule -Republican National Committee [RNC] -Chairman -Robert J. Dole -Reception -1973 Inauguration -Timing
-39NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-7 (cont’d) -Church service -Family reception -Drinking -Announcement White House gifts -Change in policy -George Allen -Frequent visitors -RNC The President’s correspondence -Electors -Certificate -Letter -Kennedy family -Colson The President's schedule -Control -Campaign contributors -Lists -Maurice H. Stans -Dinners -White House -Evenings at the White House -State dinners -Kissinger -[Hussein King of Jordan] Hussein ibn Talal -Spiro T. Agnew -Evenings at the White House -Advantages -Celebrities -Meeting the President -Reception line -Church service -Toasts -Stage -Mrs. Nixon -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
-40NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-7 (cont’d) -Dinner -Advantages -Cost -John F. Kennedy Center -1973 Inauguration -Bicentennial -1976 farewell events -State dinners -Limit -Compared to evenings at the White House -Reception line -Length -Church service -Diplomatic receptions Press relations -Kissinger -Reston -Scali -Time article -Network coverage The President's schedule -Meeting with Senator Johnston and his wife -Georgetown Chinese artwork -Value -Age -Inscription -Lucy Ferguson collection Haldeman left at 2:00 pm.
Conversation No. 831-8 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 2:00 pm and 2:48 pm
-41NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-8 (cont’d) Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:48 pm.
Conversation No. 831-9 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 2:00 pm and 2:48 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 35-72]
Conversation No. 831-10 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 2:00 pm and 2:48 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Acceptance of President's dinner invitation
-42NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-10 (cont’d) -Timing Bull left at an unknown time before 2:48 pm.
Conversation No. 831-11 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Between 2:48 pm and 2:52 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Richard A. Moore. [See Conversation No. 35-73]
Conversation No. 831-12 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 2:52 pm and 2:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Refreshment Manolo Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:59 pm.
Conversation No. 831-13 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 2:52 pm and 2:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull and William E. Timmons.
-43NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-13 (cont’d) The President’s schedule -Telephone call -Thomas P. (“Tip") O'Neill, Jr -Gerald R. Ford Bull and Timmons left at an unknown time before 2:59 pm.
Conversation No. 831-14 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 2:52 pm and 2:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 35-74]
Conversation No. 831-15 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 2:52 pm and 2:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Meetings -Truck drivers -Limit -Purpose -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Congressional relations -Requirements -Teamsters -Value of limiting
-44NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-15 (cont’d) Bull left at 2:59 pm.
Conversation No. 831-16 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 2:59 pm and 3:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Thomas P. (“Tip”) O'Neill, Jr. and Gerald R. Ford. [See Conversation No. 35-75]
Conversation No. 831-17 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 3:03 pm and 3:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Photograph The President’s schedule -Meetings -Photograph session -J. Bennett Johnston group -David M. Abshire -Baseball players -Truck driver of the year -Gifts Bull left at an unknown time before 3:05 pm.
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Conversation No. 831-18 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Between 3:05 pm and 3:14 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with J. Bennett Johnston, Jr., Mrs. J. Bennett Johnston, Jr., Mrs. J. Bennett Johnston, J. Bennett Johnston, III, Hunter Johnston, Mary Johnston, Sally Johnston, Betsy Allums, Bill Allums and William E. Timmons. The White House photographer and Stephen B. Bull were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Introductions Senate -Visit to chamber White House visit -Russell Long Photograph session -Arrangements -Copies -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins -White House photographer -Saturday Evening Post -Copies Oval Office -Flags -Harry S. Truman -Library -Independence, Missouri -Painting -White House Reception for Freshman Congress members -[Thomas] Hale Boggs memorial
-46NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-18 (cont’d) Tours for children Oval Office -Photograph -White House second floor tours Johnston's term -Length -1972 election Rose Garden -Tricia Nixon Cox -Wedding Oval Office -Paintings -George Washington -Rembrandt Peale -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Crewelwork -1968 campaign -Touring exhibit -Fundraising -Girl Scouts Washington DC -Living arrangements -Football -Washington Redskins -New Orleans Saints Johnston et al., left at 3:14 pm.
Conversation No. 831-19 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: 3:14 pm - 3:15 pm Location: Oval Office
-47NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-19 (cont’d)
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Meetings -David M. Abshire Bull left at 3:15 pm.
Conversation No. 831-20 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 3:16 pm and 3:31 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with David M. Abshire and William E. Timmons. The White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Abshire’s departure -State Department -Hard work -The President’s schedule -William P. Rogers -U. Alexis Johnson -John N. Irwin II -Appreciation for work -Confidence of State Department staff -Loyalty to White House -Georgetown Center [Center for Strategic and International Studies] -Adm. Arleigh B. Burke -Retirement -Ford Foundation -Brookings Institution -Carnegie Endowment for International Peace -Pennsylvania group -The President’s supporters
-48NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-20 (cont’d) -Speakers -Writers -Assistance to the President -Rogers -Senators -Briefings -Foreign policy knowledge -Williamsburg retreat -Fundraising -Congressional action on bills
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International experience -The President's travels abroad -Senate -House of Representatives experience -Herter Committee
-49NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-20 (cont’d) -Alger Hiss case -Foreign policy knowledge -House of Representatives travel -Inadequacy -Preparation -Distractions -Breadth of knowledge -Republicans -Specialized travel -Georgetown Center -State Department -William Ayala [?] -Congressional travel -Junkets -Large meetings -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] parliamentarians -Value -Great Britain -France -Kurt Van Hoffen [?] -The President’s experience -Labor leaders -Industrialists -Press -Junkets Conference on national security -Georgetown Center -Smithsonian Institution -Timing -Government reports -Experts -Secretary of State -Secretary of Defense -W[illiam] Stuart Symington -Foundations -Liberals’ use -John W. Gardner -Political purposes -Advocacy journalism
-50NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 831-20 (cont’d) -Ford Foundation -McGeorge Bundy -Brookings Institution -Bias -Council on Foreign Relations -Bias -John J. (“Jack”) McCloy -David Rockefeller -Charles W. Colson -Talk with Abshire -American Enterprise Institute [AEI] The conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 3:31 pm.