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Date: 
Apr 07, 1971
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 246-1 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:50 am and 10:55 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents schedule Presidents relatives schedule High school class tour -Rose Garden -Oval Office -Location -Time Bull left at an unknown time before 10:55 am
Conversation No. 246-2 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:50 am and 10:55 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person Request for call back
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 246-3 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:50 am and 10:55 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person Request for call back
Conversation No. 246-4 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:50 am and 10:55 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 10:55 am
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 246-5 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: 10:55 am - 12:15 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman and Ken Wood Weather Wood left at an unknown time before 10:59 am Sergeant Karl Taylor -Older son Karl (Skipper) Taylor, Jr. -Family [Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 10:55 am and 10:59 am] [Conversation No. 246-5A] Congressional Medal of Honor -Sergeant Taylor -Sons Skipper and Kevin Taylor Taylors son [End of telephone conversation] Lieutenant William L Calley, Jr. -Prosecutor, Captain Aubrey M. Daniel, III -Presidents possible conversation with John D. Ehrlichman -Robert A. Taft, Jr.s press conference April 7, 1971 -Presidents responsibilities regarding final review -Stanley R. Resor -Haldemans possible call to Melvin R. Laird -Tenure in office -Prosecutor -White House comments -Ehrlichman -Ronald L. Ziegler -Ehrlichman
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-New York Times, Washington Post -Prosecutor -Calley case -Review -Presidents call to Ehrlichmans secretary News stories -Ziegler -White House handling [Rose Mary Woods talked with the President between 10:59 am and 11:00 am] [Conversation No. 246-5B] Presidents forthcoming speech April 7, 1971 -Changes -Unknown man [End of telephone conversation] Revenue sharing [The President talked with Ehrlichman between 11:01 am and 11:07 am] [Conversation No. 246-5C] Calley -Prosecutors letter -Presidents conversation with Haldeman -Resors tenure in office -Inaccuracies -Prosecutor -Robert Goralski -Presidents review -Ziegler -Background Woods entered at 11:05 am -Ziegler -Presidents review
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Robert B. Semple, Jr., Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal -Press coverage -White House comments -Ziegler -Ehrlichmans possible briefing -George Herman [End of telephone conversation] Presidents forthcoming Vietnam speech April 7, 1971 -Changes -Distribution of copies -Henry A. Kissinger -Ziegler -Woods forthcoming conversation with Kissinger Ziegler entered at 11:15 am -Changes Weather Woods left at 11:16 am Presidents forthcoming speech, April 7, 1971 -Length -Text -Kissinger -Distribution Zieglers forthcoming press briefing -Presidents schedule -William P. Rogers, Laird -Admiral Thomas H. Moorer -Kissinger -Bipartisan meeting -Congressional leaders -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -Schedule -Senate Whips -Messages to President Conv. No. 246-5 (cont.)
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Presidents conversations -Presidents forthcoming speech -Possible statements -South Vietnam Calley -Presidents conversation with Ehrlichman -Presidents policy -Judicial process -Appeal -Prosecutors letter -Presidents policy -Review -Ehrlichmans press briefing -Zieglers forthcoming press briefing -Prosecutor -Possible White House comments Ziegler left at 11:25 am Ziegler -Handling of press -Ehrlichman Calley -Judicial process -Possible White House involvement -Daniel Presidents forthcoming Vietnam speech April 7, 1971 -Television -Camera work [Pause] Calley -Tafts forthcoming press conference -Haldemans forthcoming call to Laird -Resors tenure in office Resor
Conv. No. 246-5 (cont.)
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-My Lai Massacre -Presidents schedule [Pause] Presidents forthcoming Vietnam speech April 7, 1971 -Preparation -Final copy -Kissinger -Patrick J. Buchanan -Vice President Spiro T. Agnews style -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -William L. Safire -Thomas Jefferson -Kissinger -Editing -Draft -Winston Lord Clark MacGregor -Kissingers views -Bryce N. Harlow -William E. Timmons -Role with administration -Gerald R. Ford -Peter H. Dominick -Southern strategy -Kissingers views -Conversation with White House staff members White House staff views -Cambodia and Laos -Presidents church attendance -Vietnam George Meany -Attitude Staff Vietnam
Conv. No. 246-5 (cont.)
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Negotiations -North Vietnam -Troop withdrawals -Presidents policy -Ehrlichmans comments April 7, 1971 -Presidents forthcoming speech -Troop withdrawals -George D. Aiken -Laird -Presidents policy White House staff -Review -Peter G. Peterson -Ehrlichman -Presidents policies -Opposition -Kissinger -George P. Shultz -Draftees Pending legislation -Education bill -Possible veto Presidents forthcoming speech April 7, 1971 -Phone calls to President -Cabinet -Kissinger, Woods, Haldeman, and Charles W. Colson -John B. Connally -Preparation -Kissingers forthcoming backgrounder -Presidents efforts -Consultation with Cabinet -Laird -Rogers -Moorer Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:25 am Presidents schedule
Conv. No. 246-5 (cont.)
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Shultz, Ehrlichman Bull left at an unknown time before 11:49 am National economy -Stock market Presidents schedule -Franco Maria Malfatti -Council on International Economic Policy -European Economic Community -Connally Conv. No. 246-5 (cont.)
National economy -Stock market -Economic indicators -Automobile sales -Views of Haldemans friend from J. Walter Thompson Co. -Sears, Roebuck & Co. -Industrial production -Construction -Retail sales Presidents forthcoming speech April 7, 1971 -Possible effect -War weariness Shultz and Ehrlichman entered at 11:49 am Presidents schedule The President and Haldeman left at 11:49 am [Pause] [Unintelligible] The President entered at an unknown time after 11:49 am Congress
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Pending legislation -Education bill -Possible veto -Cost -William D. Hathaway -Possible amendment -Possible White House response -Military pay -House vote -Cost -Education bill -Possible veto Kissinger entered at an unknown time after 11:50 am Presidents schedule -Laird, Rogers, Kissinger -Talking points -Vietnam withdrawal Kissinger left at an unknown time before 12:15 pm Pending legislation -Education bill -Possible veto -Military pay -Transportation -Urban renewal -Revenue sharing -Possible veto -Budget -Presidents program National economy -Status -Stock market -Economic indicators -Automobile sales -Department store sales -Home furnishings -New York
Conv. No. 246-5 (cont.)
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Southern California -Stock market -Peoples actions -Confidence -Business magazines -Washington Post, Washington Star, New York Times -Stock market -Administrations economic policies -Business writers -Staff, Time, Life -Southern California -Status -Federal Reserve -Federal budget -Steadiness -Public confidence Pending legislation -Education bill -Effect on budget -Possible veto -Instruction for Ford -Education lobby -Possible veto -Elliot L. Richardsons forthcoming speech -Instructions for Ford -Possible motion to re-commit -Tactics -Hathaways amendment -Provisions -Presidents policies -Authorization -Levels -Possible amendments J. Edgar Hoover -Tenure in office -Alger Hiss case -Tom C. Clark, Harry S Truman -Taps on Presidents phone -Surveillance of Congressmen
Conv. No. 246-5 (cont.)
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-[Thomas] Hale Boggs -Charges -Compared with Joseph McCarthy McCarthy -Allegations regarding State Department -Communists Conv. No. 246-5 (cont.) Hoover -Boggs -Health -Possible Congressional hearing -Ehrlichmans possible conversation with John N. Mitchell -Possible hearings Boggs -Carl B. Alberts conversation with MacGregor, April 6, 1971 -Health -Wife -Presidents conversation with Lyndon B. Johnson -Relationship with Wilbur D. Mills Pending legislation -Education bill -Possible veto -Military pay Ehrlichman and Shultz left at 12:15 pm
Conversation No. 246-7 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: 12:16 pm - 2:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Melvin R. Laird, William P. Rogers, and Henry A. Kissinger John D. Ehrlichman and George P. Shultz
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Vietnam -Admiral Thomas H. Moorer -Conversation with Laird -Richard M. Helms -National Security Council [NSC] -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Jacob K. Javits -Story in Washington Post, April 7, 1971 -Republicans -Withdrawal from Vietnam -North Vietnamese -Troop withdrawals -Militarys reaction -Presidents position -Negotiations -Timing -Kissinger -John Sherman Coopers call to Kissinger, April 6, 1971 -Troop withdrawal -Timing -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Jack R. Millers approach -POWs -Negotiations -Possible Congressional action -Presidents options -Draft bill -Status -John C. Stennis -Withdrawal date -Possible effects -Discussions -Options -Lairds forthcoming testimony -Militarys reaction -Presidents forthcoming speech April 7, 1971 -National mood -Presidents forthcoming speech -Congress role
Conv. No. 246-5 (cont.)
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Vietnamization program -Troop withdrawals -World Wars I & II, Civil War -Troop withdrawals -Rate -Presidents forthcoming announcement -Military operations Conv. No. 246-7 (cont.) -Message to Ellsworth F. Bunker -General Nguyen Van Thieu -Thieus conversation with Bunker -Troop withdrawals -Rate -Thieu -Presidents message to Nguyen Cao Ky -NSC -Withdrawal rate -Bunker -Lairds conversation with Thieu, Bunker, General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Following announcement -Presidents forthcoming announcement -Official comments -North Vietnamese military capability -Laos -Cambodia -United States military dispositions -Troop withdrawals Latin people
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15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Vietnam -Troop withdrawals -Militarys reaction -Presidents policies -Cambodia -Views of Cooper, Frank F. Church, Javits Conv. No. Kennedy -Moorers comments regarding Edmund S. Muskie, Edward M. (Ted)246-7 (cont.) -Presidents forthcoming speech -Television -Charts Ronald L. Ziegler and members of the press entered at 12:49 pm Presidents schedule -Latin ambassadors -Photo session Presidents forthcoming speech -Preparation of speeches Ziegler and the members of the press left at 12:50 pm Time magazine Vietnam -Presidents forthcoming speech -Chart -John F. Kennedy -US military presence -Congress -Republicans -Democrats -Vietnamization -Comments -Carl B. Albert -Foreign policy making -Responsibility -Possible actions -Draft bill -Dr. David K. E. Bruce
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Negotiations -POWs -Presidents responsibility -Albert, Charles M. Teague, Gerald R. Ford Congress -Clark MacGregors views Conv. No. 246-7 (cont.) -Revenue sharing -Government reorganization -Lairds forthcoming conversation with Ehrlichman and Shultz Vietnam -Troop withdrawals -Agreement with President -Joint Chiefs of Staff -Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr. Rogers and Laird left at 1:00 pm -Presidents forthcoming speech April 7, 1971 -Charts -Additions -Troop withdrawals -Dates -Woods revisions -Possible changes -Troop withdrawals -US casualties -Forthcoming enemy activity -Rogers views -Possible changes -Kissingers forthcoming briefing -Topics -Casualties -Air sorties -Possible press questions -POWs -Lairds possible reaction -Residual force -Lairds view -POWs
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-United States policy -Possible Congressional action -Presidents comments to Laird -Presidents responsibilities -Donald H. Rumsfelds comments in staff meeting, April 7, 1971 -Javits -Charles H. Percy Conv. No. 246-7 (cont.) -Political ambitions -Laird, Rogers [H. R. (Bob) Haldeman talked with the President between 1:15 pm and 1:16 pm] [Conversation No. 246-7A] Presidents schedule [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Support of Presidents policies -Laird and Rogers Rogers -Foreign Service
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-Views regarding Vietnam
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Haldeman entered at 1:20 pm Vietnam -Presidents forthcoming speech April 7, 1971 -Changes -Preparation -Woods MacGregor Rumsfeld -Relations with the New York Times and Washington Post -Tenure in office -Forthcoming trip to Europe with Robert H. Finch -Role with administration -Comments in staff meeting April 7, 1971 -Vietnam Vietnam -Presidents forthcoming speech April 7, 1971 -Kissingers forthcoming briefings -Robert B. Semple, Jr., Chalmers Roberts, Joseph W. Alsop Presidents schedule -Unknown newsman Karl (Skipper) Taylor, Jr. -Nickname Skipper [Pause] Vietnam -Presidents forthcoming speech April 7, 1971 -Content -Shirley Taylor, sons Karl and Kevin -Possible effect -Laird, Rogers Kissinger left at 1:30 pm -Poll
Conv. No. 246-7 (cont.)
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Presidents policy -Calley [Pause] -Opinion Research Corporation [ORC] [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time Conv. No. 246-7 (cont.) between 1:20 pm and 1:30 pm] [Conversation No. 246-7B] Call to Major General James D. (Don) Hughes [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Polls -Presidents policy -Calley [The President talked with Hughes between 1:30 pm and 1:31 pm] [Conversation No. 246-7C] Sergeant Karl Taylor -Medal of Honor citation [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Polls -Results -Calley -Elmo Roper -Claude Robbins [sp?] -George H. Gallup -Dwight L. Chapin -Presidents policy -Troop withdrawals -ORC
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] [Hughes talked with the President between 1:36 pm and 1:37 pm] [Conversation No. 246-7D] Medal of Honor citation Conv. No. 246-7 (cont.) [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Polls -ORC -Democratic caucus -Presidents policy -Gallup -Withdrawal issue -Forthcoming demonstrations -Forthcoming demonstrations -Possible administration response -Polls -National mood -Laos, Cambodia -Calley -Possible effect of Presidents forthcoming speech April 7, 1971 -Calley -Ehrlichman, Shultz -Son Tay raid -General Douglas MacArthur Laird -Conversation with President -Haldemans forthcoming conversation with Ehrlichman -Stanley R. Resor -Tenure in office -Possible replacement -Robert F. Froehlke -Haldemans forthcoming conversation with Laird, April 8, 1971 Vietnam -Public opinion on withdrawal
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Presidents forthcoming speech April 7, 1971 -Kissinger -Calley Revenue sharing -Presidents conversation with Ehrlichman -Congress -Program problems -Presentations -Edwin L. Harper, Shultz -Slogans -Domestic Council -Lairds possible meeting with Ehrlichman and Shultz -Presentation Vietnam -Emmett Dedmons comment -Polls -Calley -Haldemans conversation -[Forename unknown] Derge [sp?] -Haldemans conversation with Thomas Veneman -Calley -Presidents policy -Presidents forthcoming speech, April 7, 1971 -Timing -Polls -Forthcoming call to unknown pollster -Chapin -Derge -Polls Revenue sharing -Ehrlichman and Shultz -Selling administrations program Briefings -Length -Kissinger, Ehrlichman, Shultz -Points -John B. Connally
Conv. No. 246-7 (cont.)
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Paul W. McCracken Vietnam -Polls -Disclosure Rumsfeld -Role with administration -Finch -Comments in staff meeting April 7, 1971 Peter G. Peterson Vietnam -Polls -Possible release -Timing -Presidents forthcoming speech April 7, 1971 -Effect -Military services -Views of Douglas L. Hallett and Patrick J. Buchanan -Lyndon B. Johnson -Calley Domestic Council -Shultz -Public relations -Ehrlichman -Herbert G. Klein -Edward L. Morgan Public relations -Presidents personality -Connallys views Revenue sharing -Presidents conversation with Laird -Ehrlichman, Shultz Presidents schedule -Briefing April 8, 1971
Conv. No. 246-7 (cont.)
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Media Haldeman left at 2:00 pm
Conversation No.(cont.) Conv. No. 246-7 246-8 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:00 pm and 2:07 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:07 pm
Conversation No. 246-9 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:00 pm and 2:07 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:07 pm
Conversation No. 246-10 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:00 pm and 2:07 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator Call to Ronald L. Ziegler
Conversation No. 246-11 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: 2:07 pm - 2:11 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Ronald L. Ziegler Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr. -Presidents policy -Prosecutor, Captain Aubrey M. Daniel, III
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Presidents schedule -Forthcoming speech April 7, 1971
Conversation No. 246-12 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:11 pm and 3:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person [H. R. (Bob) Haldeman?] Presidents forthcoming speech April 7, 1971 -Changes
Conversation No. 246-13 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:11 pm and 3:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Ronald L. Ziegler Vietnam -Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr. -Prosecutor, Captain Aubrey M. Daniel, III -Book contract -Letter to President -Motives -Edmund S. Muskie -Background -Letter to the President -Motives -Possible White House response -Calley -Daniel -Public opinion
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 246-15 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: 3:10 pm - 3:11 pm Location: Executive Office Building H. R. (Bob) Haldeman talked with the President Presidents schedule -Congressional leaders -Allen J. Ellender -Richard B. Russell, Patrick J. Buchanan -Melvin R. Laird
Conv. No. 246-13 (cont.)
Conversation No. 246-16 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:11 pm and 3:15 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed a speech [A transcript of the final version of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1971, pp. 522-527]
Conversation No. 246-17 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: 3:15 pm - 3:55 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Vietnam -Presidents forthcoming speech April 7, 1971 -Kissingers conversation with George Meany -Deadline for withdrawal -Kissingers Conversation with Nelson A. Rockefeller -Margaretta (Happy) Rockefeller -Rockefellers conversation with Earl Bridges Taft Schreiber -Conversation with Kissinger -Television time on networks Joseph W. Alsop Vietnam -Melvin R. Laird -William P. Rogers -Conversation with President, April 6, 1971 -Congress -Gerald R. Ford -Presidents forthcoming speech, April 7, 1971 -Changes -Combat casualties -Other casualties -Kissingers briefing -Ngo Dinh Diem -Troop withdrawals -Prisoners of war Laird Vietnam -Negotiations -United States position -Prospects -H. R. (Bob) Haldemans views -Rogers -Laird Presidents foreign policy -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
Conv. No. 246-13 (cont.)
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Presidents opponents Vietnam -Effects of possible loss by United States -Germany after World War I -Russia after World War I -Effect of possible loss by United States -Views of United States intellectuals -Congress -Public opinion -Forthcoming election in South Vietnam -General Nguyen Van Thieu -Presidents schedule -Summit -Thieu -Announcement -Clark MacGregors views Anatoliy F. Dobrynins schedule United States-USSR negotiations -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Withdrawal from Vietnam Presidents schedule -Summit -Thieu -Presidents opponents Presidents Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board -John J. McCloy -General Lucius DuB. Clay, Jr., Thomas S. Gates, Jr. -Walter P. Reuther, John N. Mitchell -Purpose -Arms Control and Disarmament Agency [ACDA] -McCloy Vietnam -Presidents forthcoming speech, April 7, 1971 -Meany
Conv. No. 246-17 (cont.)
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Elliot L. Richardson John B. Connally Cabinet Vietnam -McCloy, David Rockefeller -Dean G. Acheson -Call to President before November 3, 1970 -New York Republicans Cabinet -Calls to President -Rose Mary Woods Senate -Hugh Scott -Republicans as minority party Presidents opponents George C. Wallace Ronald W. Reagan -Scott
Conv. No. 246-17 (cont.)
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Conv. No. 246-17 (cont.)
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Presidents schedule -Unknown foreign leaders [Anastasio Somoza Debayle?] anniversary -Nicolae Ceausescu Turner B. Shelton Mexico -Luis Echeverria Alvarez -Trade relations with United States -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Rogers Laird -Comments regarding revenue sharing Presidents mood White House staff -Presidents conversation with Haldeman Cabinet -Mitchell -Connally -Forthcoming call from Kissinger -Presidents forthcoming speech, April 7, 1971 -Thieu
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Lyndon B. Johnsons Cabinet -John F. Kennedy -Dean Rusk, Robert S. McNamara -Dwight D. Eisenhowers Cabinet -John Foster Dulles -Secretary of Defense -Neil H. McElroy, Gates Conv. No. 246-17 (cont.) -Dulles -Vice President Nixon -Kissingers conversation with General Andrew J. Goodpaster Vietnam -Presidents policies -Cambodia -Polls -Timing United States-USSR negotiations -Dobrynins schedule -Arms control -Possible summit -SALT Vietnam -Presidents forthcoming speech, April 7, 1971 Kissinger left at 3:55 pm
Conversation No. 246-18 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:55 pm and 4:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed a speech [A transcript of the final version of this speech appears in Public Papers of the President, Richard M. Nixon, 1971, pp. 522-527]
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 246-19 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:55 pm and 4:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator Call to Rose Mary Woods
Conv. No. 246-17 (cont.)
Conversation No. 246-20 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: 4:09 pm - 4:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Rose Mary Woods Presidents forthcoming speech on Vietnam, April 7, 1971 -Press copy -Presidents forthcoming conversation with Henry A. Kissinger
Conversation No. 246-21 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:10 pm and 4:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger Presidents forthcoming speech on Vietnam, April 7, 1971
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Possible changes -Press copy -Presidents conversation with Rose Mary Woods -Possible changes -Kissingers conversation with John B. Connally -Possible changes Conversation No. 246-22 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:10 pm and 4:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed a speech [A transcript of the final version of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1971, pp. 522-527]
Conversation No. 246-23 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:10 pm and 4:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Haldemans schedule
Conversation No. 246-24 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:10 pm and 4:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:30 pm
Conversation No. 246-25 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:10 pm and 4:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed a speech [A transcript of the final version of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1971, pp. 522-527]
Conversation No. 246-26 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: 4:30 pm - 5:05 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Melvin R. Laird
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Haldemans conversation with William E. Timmons -Clark MacGregor Presidents schedule -Allen J. Ellender -Views -Russell B. Long -Big Six -George H. Mahon -President Pro Tempore
Conv. No. 246-24 (cont.)
[Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 4:30 pm and 4:42 pm] [Conversation No. 246-26A] Presidents schedule -Ellender -Instructions for Timmons [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Presidents forthcoming speech, April 7, 1971 -Press briefing -Henry A. Kissinger, General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Cabinet -William P. Rogers -Elliot L. Richardson White House staff -Robert H. Finch, Donald H. Rumsfeld Congress -Presidents supporters -Schedule Cabinet -Evaluated -John B. Connally -Maurice H. Stans
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-George P. Shultz -George W. Romney, James D. Hodgson -John N. Mitchell -Rogers, Laird, Richardson -Rogers -Calls to Haldeman Business community -Kissingers views -Calls to President Presidents schedule -Telephone calls after speech White House staff -Loyalty -William L. Safire, Raymond K. Price, Jr. Cabinet -Evaluated -Mitchell, Connally, Richardson -Rogers Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Tenure in office -Possible future -Television -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Leslie T. (Bob) Hope Cable television -Presidents policy -Hope -Richard A. Moore -Wife Vice Presidency -Connally -Agnew -Possible resignation Conv. No. 246-26 (cont.)
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[The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 4:30 pm and 4:42 pm] [Conversation No. 246-26B] Egil (Bud) Krogh, Jr. John W. Dean, III Conv. No. 246-26 (cont.)
[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:30 pm and 4:42 pm] [Conversation No. 246-26C] Call to Dean [End of telephone conversation] Vice Presidency -Filling vacancies -Congress -Connally [The President talked with Dean between 4:42 pm and 4:44 pm] [Conversation No. 246-26D] Constitutional Amendment on Presidential succession -Status -Presidents daughters -Vice Presidency -Congress -Presidents suggestions [End of telephone conversation] Dean Vice Presidency -Agnew -Possible resignation
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-Supreme Court -Activities -Francis A. (Frank) Sinatra, Hope -Possible resignation -Future -Richardson J. Edgar Hoover -Tenure in office -Agnews possible resignation Opposition to administration -President -Agnew -Polls -Dwight D. Eisenhower and the President -Adlai E. Stevenson, II Agnew -Approval by President -Possible second term -Presidents possible death -Eisenhower -Lyndon B. Johnson -Possible removal -Connally Connallys schedule -Meet the Press -Rogers -Herbert G. Klein -Hugh Scott -Head of Blue Cross -George S. McGovern National economy -Stock market -Connally [Dean talked with the President between 4:51 pm and 4:52 pm] Conv. No. 246-26 (cont.)
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[Conversation No. 246-26E] Vice Presidential succession [End of telephone conversation] Vice Presidency -Congress -Succession Amendment -Possible consequences -Agnew -Possible resignation -Timing -Summit -Reasons -Bryce N. Harlows possible role
Conv. No. 246-26 (cont.)
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Vietnam -Polls -Results -Presidents expectations -Timing -George H. Gallup -Laos -Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr. -Wording of questions Presidents schedule
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-Phone calls after forthcoming speech -Womens briefing, April 8, 1971 -Location -Council on International Economic Policy -Peter G. Peterson Presidents forthcoming speech, April 7, 1971 -Close -Commentators possible reaction -Support Haldeman left at 5:05 pm
Conv. No. 246-26 (cont.)
Conversation No. 246-27 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:05 pm and 5:22 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed a speech [A transcript of the final version of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1971, pp. 522-27]
Conversation No. 246-28 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:05 pm and 5:22 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed a speech [A transcript of the final version of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1971, pp. 522-527]
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Conversation No. 246-29 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: 5:22 pm - 5:40 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger Cabinet -Presidents conversation with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman -Kissingers reaction -William P. Rogers calls -Presidents schedule -Phone calls after speech, April 7, 1971 Vietnam -Negotiations -Melvin R. Laird -Cease fire -Troop withdrawals
Conv. No. 246-26 (cont.)
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-Robert O. Andersons views regarding North Vietnam
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-North Vietnamese morale -Congress -[Thomas] Hale Boggs -Negotiations -Anderson -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Timing -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Laird -Presidents options -Possible actions An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 4:30 pm [Unintelligible] The unknown man left at an unknown time before 5:40 pm Presidents forthcoming speech, April 7, 1971 -Kissingers calls to Ronald W. Reagan, William F. Buckley, Jr. -Possible reaction -Possible calls -Reagan, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Cabinet -Congress -John B. Connally Vietnam -Policy -Donald H. Rumsfelds comments to Haldeman in staff meeting, April 7, 1971 -General Nguyen Van Thieu -Troop withdrawals -Timing -Thieus forthcoming election -Troop withdrawals -Terminal date -Residual force -Negotiations -United States policy -Prisoners of war -Timing -Military activity
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-Bombing -Presidents options -Presidents forthcoming briefing of Congressmen -Presidents forthcoming speech, April 7, 1971 Kissinger left at 5:40 pm Conv. No. 246-29 (cont.) Conversation No. 246-30 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:40 pm and 5:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed a speech [A transcript of the final version of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1971, pp. 522-527]
Conversation No. 246-31 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: 5:50 pm - 5:55 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler Presidents schedule -Presidents forthcoming speech, April 7, 1971 -[Thomas] Hale Boggs Vietnam -Congress -Presidents forthcoming speech, April 7, 1971 -Evaluation Presidents schedule -Mark I. Goode
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Presidents forthcoming speech, April 7, 1971 -Television -Charts -Press copy -Goode -Timing Ziegler left at 5:55 pm Conversation No. 246-32 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:55 pm and 6:01 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed a speech [A transcript of the final version of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1971, pp. 522-527]
Conversation No. 246-33 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: 6:01 pm - 6:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler and Mark I. Goode Presidents forthcoming speech, April 7, 1971 -Charts -Use -Television coverage -Microphone -Pointers -Lights -Position -Alexander P. Butterfields office
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-Presidents schedule Ziegler and Goode left at 6:10 pm
Conversation No. 246-34 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:10 pm and 7:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed a speech [A transcript of the final version of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1971, pp. 522-527]
Conversation No. 246-35 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:10 pm and 7:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person Charles W. Colson
Conversation No. 246-36 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:10 pm and 7:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Stephen B. Bull
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Presidents schedule -Hugh Scott -Location -Ronald L. Ziegler -Press copies -Press photo Bull left at an unknown time before 7:09 pm Conversation No. 246-37 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: 7:09 pm - 7:59 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Hugh Scott, Robert C. Byrd, Robert P. Griffin, Gerald R. Ford, Carl B. Albert, William E. Timmons, and Clark MacGregor Scott Greetings Allen J. Ellender -Schedule Photo session Presidents office Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 7:10 J. Bruce Whelihan and members of the press entered at 7:11 pm General conversation Henry A. Kissinger entered at 7:12 pm Kissingers schedule -Media Whelihan and the members of the press left at 7:13 pm
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Presidents conversation with Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield, April 6, 1971 Presidents schedule -Congressional leaders -Richard B. Russell -Ellender -Meetings with the President Vietnam -Presidents forthcoming speech, April 7, 1971 -Troop withdrawals -Korea -Cambodian incursion -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] performance -Effect on North Vietnamese military capability -Presidents forthcoming speech, April 7, 1971 -Rate -United States goals -Troop withdrawal -Date -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Flexibility -South Vietnam -Possible actions by Congress -Responsibility -POWs -Presidents options -Albert and Ford -Timing -POWs -Congress -Negotiations -Presidents options -Combat forces -Laotian incursion -Effect -Presidents policies -Air strikes -Reductions since 1969 -Laos
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-Lam Son -Figures -Casualties -Reductions -Tet Offensive -Timing -Negotiations -Prospects -Presidents forthcoming speech, April 7, 1971 -POWs -Timing -South Vietnamese military activities -Casualties -Congressional action -Possible effects -Unknown man -Trip to Bonn -POWs -Melvin R. Laird -Possible United States withdrawal -Troop withdrawals -Timing -United States policy -Residual forces -Korea -POWs -Timing -POWs -Issue -United States-held prisoners -Troop withdrawal -South Vietnamese military capability -United States bargaining position -Troop withdrawal -Difficulties -Negotiations -Thailand -United States treaty responsibilities -Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan -South Vietnam -US forces
Conv. No. 246-37 (cont.)
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Scotts efforts MacGregors conversation with Laird Scott, et al. left at 7:59 pm
Conv. No. 246-37 (cont.) Conversation No. 246-38 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 7:59 pm and 8:15 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed a speech [A transcript of the final version of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1971, pp. 522-527] Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 8:15 pm