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Date: 
Jan 03, 1973
Location: 
Oval Office
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-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08)
Conversation No. 832-1 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 3:32 pm and 3:39 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Curtis C. Stapp, Mrs. Curtis Stapp, Donna Stapp, and Donald F. Rodgers. The White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Congratulations Sports -California Photograph session -Arrangements -Copies -Press 1973 "Driver of the Year" award -Truck driving -The President’s driving -Secret Service -Courteous driving -Physical examinations -Union -Company Rose Garden -Tricia Nixon Cox’s wedding location -Television [TV] Meeting with the President -Appreciation
-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-1 (cont’d) Rodgers Frank E. Fitzsimmons -Golf -International Brotherhood of Teamsters -Support for the President Stapp, et al., left at 3:39 pm.
Conversation No. 832-2 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 3:39 pm and 3:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Richard A. Moore -Willie Stargell -Stephen Blass -Truck drivers Bull left at an unknown time before 3:43 pm.
Conversation No. 832-3 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 3:39 pm and 3:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Arrangements for meeting -Daniel M. Galbreath -Baseball players
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-3 (cont’d)
Bull left at an unknown time before 3:43 pm.
Conversation No. 832-4 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 3:43 pm and 4:02 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Daniel M. Galbreath, Dave Giusti, Stephen Blass, and Richard A. Moore; The White House photographer and members of the press were present near the end of the meeting. Introductions The President's interest in baseball -1971 World Series -Baltimore Orioles -1960 World Series -William Maxeroski's home run Roberto W. Clemente -Death -Humanitarian work -Articles -New York Times -Washington Post -Washington Star -Work with children -1971 World Series Henry L. (“Hank”) Aaron -Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, New York Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers -Record as baseball player -Publicity Clemente -1971 World Series
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-4 (cont’d) -Memorial -Nicaragua -Poverty -The President’s trip 1955 -Managua -Earthquake Clemente memorial fund -Eisenhower's Medical Center -Television [TV] advertisements -Golf tournaments -Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope -Sports fans’ generosity -Red Cross -Aid to Nicaragua -Home construction -Orphanages -Schools -Baseball parks -The President's contribution -Other potential contributors -Robert Reynolds -Gene Autry -Other baseball owners -Public -Roberto Clemente School -Roberto Clemente Baseball Park -The President's support Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:43 pm. -Press photographs Bull left at an unknown time before 4:02 pm. Clemente memorial fund -Incorporation -Moore -Tax deductibility -Lawyer
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-4 (cont’d) -Johnnie M.Walters -Accountant -Fundraising -Publicity Members of the press entered at an unknown time after 3:43 pm. Photograph session -Arrangements [General conversation] Clemente memorial fund -Advantages Puerto Rico -San Juan World Series -Victory -Statement in Spanish Gifts -Golf balls Clemente memorial fund -Connection with Puerto Rican children -Possible US government aid -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] grant -Willie Stargell 1972 World Series -Stargell's performance The President's attendance at All-Star games -Pittsburgh Tricia Nixon Cox's wedding The President's wishes for coming year
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-4 (cont’d) -World Series -The President's schedule Galbreath, et al., left at 4:02 pm.
Conversation No. 832-5 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 4:02 pm and 4:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Conversation Bull left at an unknown time before 4:19 pm.
Conversation No. 832-6 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 4:02 pm and 4:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Henry A. Kissinger -Location -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin Roberto W. Clemente memorial fund -Richard A. Moore -Advertising Council -Free advertising -Nicaragua earthquake victims
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-6 (cont’d) -Pete Roxelle -Advertisements during Super Bowl -Volunteer advertisements -The President's support Bull left at an unknown time before 4:19 pm.
Conversation No. 832-7 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 4:02 pm and 4:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Henry A. Kissinger -Meeting with the President Bull left at an unknown time before 4:19 pm.
Conversation No. 832-8 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 4:02 pm and 4:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Henry A. Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 4:19 pm.
-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08)
Conversation No. 832-9 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 4:02 pm and 4:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:19 pm.
Conversation No. 832-10 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 4:19 pm and 5:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam War -Bombing of North Vietnam -Hospital and airfield -Call from Spiro T. Agnew -Defense Department -Punishment of pilots -Kissinger's conversation with Melvin R. Laird -Inadvertence
-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-10 (cont’d) -Negotiations -Tone -Political points -International commission -Independent monitors -Four-power commission -Bombing of North Vietnam -Press coverage -Punishment of pilots -Compared to Da Nang rocket attacks -Pham Van Dong Kissinger's meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Leonid I. Brezhnev summit -Nuclear treaty -Vietnam War -Settlement -Moscow Communist Party chiefs -Brezhnev’s commitment -Moscow -Tricia Nixon Cox’s visit -Vietnam War Vietnam negotiations -Possible failure -October 1972 agreement -Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield -Funds cut off proposal -Conditions -Option two Kissinger’s meeting with Dobrynin -Andrei A. Gromyko -Berlin -Josef V. Stalin -Martin J. Hillenbrand -Disloyalty -Message to Bonn -Departure -1972 campaign
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-10 (cont’d) -Ambassador to Germany -Businessman, lawyer -[David] Kenneth Rush -Foreign Service -Disloyalty Congressional relations -Kissinger’s meetings on Vietnam -Republican Congress members -Mansfield -Telephone call -Funds cut off -Carl B. Albert -Congressional leadership -William S. Mailliard -Number -Kissinger’s statements -The President’s instructions -The President’s bipartisan Congressional leadership meeting -Peace with honor -Congress’s motives -Publicity -Access -The President’s meetings -Albert -Mansfield -Gerald R. Ford -Hugh Scott -Mansfield -Republican leadership The President's bipartisan Congressional leadership meeting -Talking points -Preparation -Schedule -Vietnam settlement -Honorable peace -Cease-fire -Prisoners of War [POWs] release -Paris negotiations
-11NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-10 (cont’d) -Future developments -Ronald L. Ziegler -Serious negotiations -Future actions -Bombing of Hanoi -No comment Bombing of North Vietnam -Hospital -Punishment of pilots -Press commentary -Double standard -Compared to Cambodia -Laird -Published list of targets -Advantages -Civilian targets -Ziegler -Report -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Moorer’s report to Kissinger -Air Force pilots Vietnam negotiations -Option two -Viability -Bombing of North Vietnam -POWs release -Problems -Press coverage -Destruction -Support of Congress -Funds cut off -Domestic strain -Option one -Thieu’s agreement -Future problems -Compared to Option two -Abandonment of past positions -Vietnamization
-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-10 (cont’d) -Thieu’s preference -Achievement for US -Thieu’s response -October 8, 1972 agreement -Bombing of North Vietnam -Compared to October 8, 1972 agreement -Thieu’s acceptance -Kissinger’s conversation with South Vietnamese ambassador -Early settlement -Possible overthrow of Thieu -Bombing -Impact in US -Compared to May 8, 1972 decision -Invasion by North Vietnam -POWs release -Viability -Thieu -October 26, 1972 cease-fire announcement -Compared to October 8, 1972 agreement -Consequences for Thieu -Possible overthrow -Option two -International control agreement -South Vietnam government’s acceptance -Signing procedure -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -Option two -Vietnamization -Bombing -POWs -Domestic effect -1972 election -Press relations -Congress -Bombing for POWs -Mining -Bombing below 20th Parallel -Residual force -Bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong -POWs
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-10 (cont’d) -Bombing below 20th Parallel -Effects -Press relations -October 26, 1972 agreement -Kissinger meeting with Thieu -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Kissinger’s travel -Hanoi -Seoul -Allies -Bangkok -Vientiane -Hanoi -Saigon -Timing -Bombing halt -Haig’s trip to Saigon -Thieu’s reaction -The President’s announcement -Participants -Congress -Possibility of failure -Thieu’s signature -Thieu’s possible actions -Resignation -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Option two -Domestic and foreign challenges -Golda Meir’s visit -Middle East initiatives -Soviet Union, People’s Republic of China [PRC], Latin America -Defense Department, State Department -Reorganization -John D. Ehrlichman -George P. Shultz -Europe -Dobrynin -Gromyko -Hillenbrand -Effect on foreign policy
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-10 (cont’d) -Soviet Union, PRC -Congress -Press relations -Option one -Risks -Collapse of South Vietnam -Compared to Option two -Unsatisfactory settlement -Lack of Congressional support -Limitations -Bombing below 20th parallel -Mining -Residual force -Viability -Kissinger’s view -Loss of war -Mining -South Vietnam offensive operations -Collapse of Thieu’s government -Kissinger’s support -Antiwar opposition -Soviet Union, PRC -May 8, 1972 objectives -Earlier settlement -Advantages for Thieu -Thieu’s reaction -The President’s action in October 1972 -1972 election -Kissinger’s conversation with South Vietnamese ambassador -Congress -1973 Inauguration -Settlement -Controversy -Difficulty -Timing -Option one -Compared to option two -North Vietnam’s objectives -Halt of military operations -POWs
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-10 (cont’d) -Political recognition of North Vietnam -Opportunity for Thieu -Thieu -Thailand -Indonesia -Negotiated solution compared to “budget” -Future of South Vietnam -Communists -US goals -May 8, 1972 speech -South Vietnamese resistance -North Vietnamese reaction -Return of POWs -Survival of Thieu’s government -Option two -Domestic problems -The President’s schedule -Kissinger’s schedule -The President’s statement -Bipartisan Congressional leadership meeting -Press release -Ziegler -Kissinger’s return to Paris -PRC and Soviet Union position -Robert S. Elegant -Dobrynin -European security conference -Middle East -Nuclear treaty -Kissinger’s meeting -PRC The President’s schedule -Haig -Departure Kissinger left at 5:06 pm.
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08)
Conversation No. 832-11 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 5:06 pm and 5:09 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:09 pm.
Conversation No. 832-12 Date: January 3, 1973 Time: Unknown between 5:09 pm and 6:17 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Stock market report Vietnam negotiations -The President’s meeting with Henry A. Kissinger -Kissinger’s mood -Vacillation -Compared to the President -Obsession An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 5:09 pm.
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-12 (cont’d)
Refreshments -Coffee The unknown person left at an unknown time before 5:11 pm. Rose Mary Woods -Attitude -Dr. Walter R. Tkach Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 5:11 pm. Press conferences -Kissinger meetings -Camp David -Pittsburgh Pirates players -Roberto W. Clemente memorial fund -Truck driver [Curtis C. Stapp] -Stephen B. Bull -Ziegler's announcement -John D. Ehrlichman -Ambassador to France -Clemente memorial fund -The President's suggestion for fundraising -Super Bowl advertisements -Number -Questions -1973 Inauguration -Congressional relations -Vietnam War resolutions -Republicans -Wire services -Public opinion -Gerald R. Ford -Ziegler’s return -Jim Deakin -Gerald L. Warren -Meetings with the President -William P. Rogers -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
-18NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-12 (cont’d)
Ziegler left at 5:18 pm. The President's schedule -Richard A. Moore -Clemente memorial fund -Charles W. Colson -Press relations -The President's contribution -Carl B. Albert -Importance -Clemente memorial fund -Truck driver [Stapp] -Congressional relations -J. Bennett Johnston, Jr. -Louisiana -Bull -George Allen -Turkey raiser -Maid of Cotton -Teacher of the year -Poster child -Blind Indian -Sculptor -Johnston -Relationship of each event to job of the President -Purpose -Frequency -Political objectives An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 5:18 pm. Refreshment The unknown person left at an unknown time before 6:17 pm.
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-19NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-12 (cont’d) The President’s schedule -Political objectives -New Majority -Functioning of presidency -Change of political system -Congressional victories -Future presidential victories -Democrats -Nixon Coalition -Franklin D. Roosevelt Coalition -Dwight D. Eisenhower Cult -Legacy of ideas -Institutionalization -Roosevelt’s legacy -Harry S. Truman -Eisenhower “hiatus” -John F. Kennedy -Roosevelt Coalition -Lyndon B. Johnson -Roosevelt Coalition -Welfare state -Collapse -Stapp -Johnston -Louisiana -Allen -Clemente memorial fund [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
-Public schedules -John D. Ehrlichman -Kissinger -Haldeman -Allen's comments -Truman’s work habits -Key West -Poker
-20NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-12 (cont’d) -Loud shirts -Walks -Public perception of the President's work habits -Golf -Cards -Key Biscayne -Eisenhower -Golf -Heart attack -Kennedy -Johnson -Compared to John B. Connally -The President's lack of relaxation Second term goals -Planning -Ehrlichman -Haldeman -Kissinger -Evaluation of first term -Domestic Council paper -Accomplishments -Public perception -Foreign affairs -Vietnam -Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Soviet Union -Domestic affairs -"New Economic Policy" -The President's August 15, 1971 speech -Smithsonian agreement -Trade successes -Revenue sharing -Crime rate -Drug rate -Destruction of old establishment -Colson -Patrick J. Buchanan -Thomas Girard [?] -New establishment
-21NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-12 (cont’d) -Intellectuals -Press -Bombing of North Vietnam -“Christmas bombing” -Kissinger -Richard (“Dick”) Wilson -Roscoe Drummond -Compared to Korean War -Eisenhower -Truman -Eisenhower -Bombing of North Korea -Dikes -Robert A. Taft, Jr. -Charles H. Percy -Spiro T. Agnew
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-Usefulness -Agnew -Weakness -Complaints
-22NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-12 (cont’d) Second term goals -Destruction of Old Establishment -New Establishment -James R. Schlesinger’s recommendations -Higher education subsidies -National Programs in Science -Dr. Edward E. David, Jr. -Structure of National Security Council [NSC] documents -Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] -Funding from Defense Department -Elliot L. Richardson -Melvin R. Laird -[David] Kenneth Rush -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -George P. Shultz -US Sweden relations -Treasury Department -Customs Service -Trade restrictions -Automobiles Second term reorganization -Schlesinger's conversation with Haldeman -Memorandum to Ehrlichman -Follow-through -Meeting of Ehrlichman, Haldeman, Kissinger -Security -Kissinger -Congress -Schlesinger -Elliott L. Richardson -William P. Clements, Jr. -Department of Defense -Compared to Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -Schlesinger -Congress -Kissinger -Reorganization of military -Reorganization of intelligence -Schlesinger
-23NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-12 (cont’d) -Shultz -Kissinger -Dixy Lee Ray -Atomic Energy Commission [AEC] -Problems -Bureaucracy -Chet Holifield -Appointments of women -Women as managers -Ambassador appointments -Rogers's forthcoming meeting with the President -State Department input -Richardson -Meeting with the President -The President's speech -The President's schedule -Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] -Clements -Understanding of duties -Kissinger -Meetings on Vietnam negotiations -Confirmation testimony -Meeting with the President -Officials of State Department -William J. Casey -Rush -Meeting with the President -NSC, Cabinet -Kissinger -Daniel Parker -Agency for International Development [AID] -Harvard graduates -Business School -Milton College -Wisconsin -Law School -United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO] -Louise Gore -Republican National Committee [RNC]
-24NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-12 (cont’d) -Gordon L. Allott -Regulatory commission -Ambassadorship -Jack R. Miller -Appellate Court -District Court -8th Circuit -Internal Revenue Service [IRS] -Secretary of Air Force -Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] Chairman -Postal Rate Commission -Appellate Court -G. Bradford Cook -George Cook’s son -SEC Chairman -Bernard J. (“Bunny”) Lasker's letter -Hamer H. Budge -Albert H. Quie -Indianapolis -Miller and Allott -Bradford Cook -Casey -Concerns -[First name unknown] Knutson -Frederick V. Malek The President's schedule -Frequency of meetings -Truck driver -Donald F. Rodgers, Colson -Harvard lawyers -Black militants -Truck drivers -Irish-Americans -Italian-American -Athletes -Clemente memorial fund group -Allen -Arts people
-25NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-12 (cont’d) Bull entered and left at an unknown time between 5:18 pm and 6:17 pm. 1973 Inauguration -Inaugural concerts -National Symphony -Discussion of program -Eugene Ormandy -1812 Overture -Valley Forge Band -Roger Wagner Chorale -Ormandy -Antal Dorati -Assessment of orchestras -Philadelphia Orchestra -Los Angeles Orchestra -National Symphony -Types -American pop concert -Youth concert -Symphony concert -The President's attendance -Agnew -The President's scheduled appearances -Youth concert -Dorati -Ormandy -Van Cliburn -Los Angeles Chorale -Valley Forge Military Band -“1812” Overture -Cliburn -William Blair [?] -Lloyd N. Cutler [?] -David L. Kreeger -George S. McGovern donor -Ormandy -The President's preferences -Public support of symphonies -Effect of the President's appearance -Eisenhower's appearance
-26NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-08) Conversation No. 832-12 (cont’d) -Parade -Tone -Dress -US flag Public relations [PR] -The President's public reception -Attendance at funerals of Truman and Eisenhower -Outside of Washington, DC -Press relations -Press conference format -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr. -Interviews with the President in Oval Office -Dan Rather -Effect -Effect of presidential appearances -Travel around country -New York -Vietnam settlement -Youth -Washington, DC -POW wives -Washington Press Corps -Prayer breakfast -TV coverage -Outside of Washington -The President’s speeches -Des Moines -Length -Raymond K. Price, Jr. [?] -1973 Inaugural speech Haldeman left at 6:17 pm.