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Date: 
Apr 16, 1971
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 250-1 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:58 am and 9:40 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 9:40 am
Conversation No. 250-2 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:58 am and 9:40 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown man News summary The unknown man left at an unknown time before 9:40 am
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 250-3 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:58 am and 9:40 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Presidents schedule -[Forthcoming greeting of Rio Grande City High School Student Council] -Rose Garden -Possible gifts -Meeting with Bernard J. (Bunny) Lasker, John B. Connally, Gustave L. Levy, and Albert H. Gordon -Picture Newspaper story -[Commerce Department study on consumer buying] -Connally -George P. Shultz -Unknown assistant Secretary of Commerce -Maurice H. Stans -Paul W. McCracken -Editors -George S. McGovern and Norris Cotton -Dispute about Vietnam War -William B. Saxbe -Letter to Saxbes son Instructions for Haldeman to set up a meeting with an unknown man [Saxbe?] Peoples Republic of China [PRC] story Haldemans schedule
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 250-4 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:58 am and 9:40 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez Sanchezs schedule -Weather Sanchez left at an unknown time before 9:40 am
Conversation No. 250-5 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: 9:40 am - 10:30 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger Kissingers dinner with Rowland Evans -Editors Kissingers forthcoming meeting with William S. White -Schedule Kissingers conversation with Thomas Winship, Boston Globe -Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -US foreign policy -Otis Chandler Presidents speech on Vietnam Presidents panel interview with the American Society of Newspaper Editors, April 16, 1971 -Frank Cormier and Eugene V. Risher -Quality of questions
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-John F. Kennedys press conferences -Presidents press conferences Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 9:40 pm Instructions -Patrick J. Buchanan -James J. Kilpatrick, Jr.s column Sanchez left at an unknown time before 10:30 am Kissingers mail -Harvard University and Yale University -Princeton University -Letter from Harvard University faculty members Vietnam -PRC initiative -Peace conference -William B. Saxbe -Instructions to Kissinger -Laos -Laos -Military operations -South Vietnamese -Casualties -Figures -Wounded -Dead Kissingers forthcoming call to Richard M. Helms -Helms speech -Press Kissingers conversation with Henry Hubbard -Role of the press -H. R. (Bob) Haldeman [?] and Ronald L. Ziegler [?] Vietnam -William E. Colby [?] -James L. Buckley [?]
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Presidents PRC initiative -Presidents speech on Vietnam -Effect on liberals -Press coverage -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Chou En-lai Vietnam -North Vietnamese moves -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Instructions to Kissinger -US proposals -Timing -Negotiations -North Vietnamese -PRC -US air power -Melvin R. Laird -US goals -Withdrawal issue -Laird -Residual force -South Vietnam -US withdrawal -South Vietnam -Preparation for editors meeting -Lee Hills -Detroit Free Press Preparation for editors meeting -PRC -USSR -Possible summit meeting -Discussions -Summit -Vietnam -Possible questions -US flexibility -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Presidents possible response -US goals Conv. No. 250-5 (cont.)
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Withdrawal issue -US policy -Proposals -POWs -Timetable for US withdrawal -Presidents address on Southeast Asia, October 7, 1970 -Kissingers conversation with Hubbard Conv. No. 250-5 (cont.) USSR -Possible summit meeting in USSR -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Benefits of Presidents visit -Josip Broz Tito -Communists -Presidents possible participation in summit meeting -Possible Soviet response -Moscow -Presidents visit to Yugoslavia -Zagreb -Weather -Possible response of Russian people to a summit meeting -Nicolae Ceausescu -Actions against Romanian students -Comments of unknown German -Young peoples views of Communism Preparation for editors meeting -Timetable for US withdrawal -Presidents possible response -Buchanan -Presidents accountability Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -Harry S Truman -Norodom Sihanouk -PRC -Presidents upcoming meeting with Mansfield -Instructions to Kissinger -Message for Mansfield -PRC -Presidents policies
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Possible exchange -Timing -Sihanouk -Cambodia -Sihanouk -Kissingers possible conversation with Mansfield -Presidents schedule -Meeting with Mansfield -PRC -Kissingers possible conversation with Mansfield -Express gratitude to Mansfield -Attempt to get a visit from the Chinese -Presidents Possible Trip to the PRC -Timing -Sihanouk Preparation for editors meeting -Vietnam -Timetable for US withdrawal -Residual force -Air power -Press -US flexibility -US-PRC relations -Sihanouk -Vietnam -Significance of breakthrough in relations -USSR -Press -United Nations [UN] issue -Trade announcement -Recognition issue -US long-range goals -Normalization of relations -Ending Chinese isolation -Timing -Increase in Trade -Patience -Chou En-lai -Polls -Glassboro summit
Conv. No. 250-5 (cont.)
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Lyndon B. Johnson -Aleksei N. Kosygin -Popular desire for instant solution to problems PRC -Suggested speech by President -US relations -Negotiations -Need for firmness Preparation for editors meeting -Long-range view -Need for communication among power centers -US, Western Europe, USSR, PRC, Japan -Presidents possible responses to questions -UN -Pakistan -Arms deal -US policy -USSR -Pakistan -US policy -Arms deal -Conflict with India -East Bengali revolt -Biafra -US policy -William C. Trueheart -State Department -Nigeria -East Bengali revolt -US policy -India-Pakistan conflict -Consequences for India -West Pakistan -Separatism -Baluchistan -Afghanistan -US policy -East Bengali revolt
Conv. No. 250-5 (cont.)
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Mansfield -Instructions to Kissinger -Meeting with President Kissinger left at 10:30 am
Conversation No. 250-6 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:30 am and 11:06 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator [See Conversation No. 42-53]
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 250-7 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: 11:06 am - 11:12 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Charles W. Colson [See Conversation No. 42-54]
Conversation No. 250-8 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:12 am and 11:20 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Haldemans schedule -Meeting with President
Conversation No. 250-9 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: 11:20 am - 11:58 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Charles W. Colson -Tasks Presidents policies -Defensive attitude -John B. Connally
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Trade -Ping-pong -Richard V. (Dick) Allen -Henry A. Kissinger Presidents PRC initiative -Allens views -Conservative reaction -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Vietnam -Allens view on conservatives Economy -Allens views -Gross National Product [GNP] -Automobile and housing sales -Retail sales -Stock market -Public confidence Staff -Allens views -Surrogates -Surveillance -Kissingers staff -State Department -Defense Department -Allen -W[illiam] Stuart Symington -Melvin R. Laird Economy -King Resources Corporation -Stock market -John M. King -King Resources Corporation Staff -Need for Gaullists -Allen
Conv. No. 250-9 (cont.)
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Tom C. Huston -Tenure in office -John N. Mitchell -Allen -Houston -Surveillance State Department -Kissinger -Joseph J. Sisco Polls -Opinion Research Corporation [ORC] -George H. Gallup -Expectations -Possible Summit meeting -Economic conditions Staff -Possible changes -Presidents conversation with an unknown person -Memorandum -Robert H. Finch -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Clark MacGregor -Problems -Need for surveillance -Connally Congress -Hugh Scott Presidents schedule -Peter G. Peterson -Textiles -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield Staff and Cabinet -Need for different personalities -Need for fighters Conv. No. 250-9 (cont.)
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Summit meeting -Poll -Announcement -Timing Cabinet changes -Timing -Submission to Senate -Possible interim appointments -Herbert W. Kalmbach -Maurice H. Stans -Department of Commerce -Possible appointment -Clifford M. Hardin -Department of Agriculture -George W. Romney -John A. Volpe -Romney -William P. Rogers and Laird -Secretary of the Treasury -Assistant secretaries Ambassadorial appointments -Kissinger -Henry A. Byroade -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr.s opinion -Latin America -PRC -Rogers Public opinion -Latin America -Revolutions -Africa -Asia -Pakistan
Conv. No. 250-9 (cont.)
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Conv. No. 250-9 (cont.)
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Preparation for editors meeting -Surveillance -Instructions for Patrick J. Buchanan -Bombings by dissidents -Schools and other institutions -Casualties -Polls -Press story -College campuses -Daniel P. (Pat) Moynihan -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] Vietnam War -Opposition -Prisoners of War [POWs] -POW wives -Colson -Major General James D. (Don) Hughes -Kissingers relations with POW wives -Colson -Kissinger -Hughes views -Speech -Kissingers draft -Hughes views -Rogers -Position of Secretary of State -Kissinger -Doves
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Hughes -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -POW issue -Presidents options -Hughes -Colson -Kissinger Conv. No. 250-9 (cont.) -John A. Scali -Instructions to Haldeman to get advice on Presidents forthcoming visit to US Marines at Camp Pendelton -Peterson Presidents PRC initiative -Scalis views -Need for flexibility -Visit by United States ping pong team -Location -Shanghai -Competitiveness -Chairman of US ping pong team [Graham B. Steenhoven] Presidents schedule Preparation for editors meeting Presidents schedule -Visit of Rio Grande City High School Student Council -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew The President and Haldeman left at 11:58 am
Conversation No. 250-10 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:45 pm and 3:15 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Manolo Sanchez
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Request to come over Conversation No. 250-11 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:45 pm and 3:15 pm Location: Executive Office Building Conv. No. 250-9 (cont.) The President met with Stephen B. Bull
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Bull left at an unknown time before 3:15 pm
Conversation No. 250-12 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:45 pm and 3:15 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown woman Unknown persons schedule The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 3:15 pm
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Conversation No. 250-13 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:45 pm and 3:15 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person [H. R. (Bob) Haldeman?] [Prisoner of War wives] -Instructions for unknown person [Haldeman?] -William P. Rogers assignment -Major General James D. (Don) Hughes
Conversation No. 250-14 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:45 pm and 3:15 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person
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The unknown person left at an unknown time before 3:15 pm
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 250-16 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: 3:15 pm - 3:27 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler Preparation for editors meeting -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] surveillance -Patrick J. Buchanan -Questions -Zieglers responses to press -News conference, April 16, 1971 -False impression of FBI as spying on law-abiding citizens -Presidents possible responses -Richard A. Moore -Washington Post article -Presidents instructions for Buchanan -Press irresponsibility -Surveillance -Washington Post -Scare story -Cameras on White House -Lafayette Park -Press corps -Instructions to Ziegler -Justice Department -J. Edgar Hoover -Wiretapping -FBI -[New York Times story of April 16, 1971] -Allegation of FBI monitoring telephone conversation [involving John Dowdy] -Wiretapping -President
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS
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Preparation for editors meeting -FBI surveillance -Presidents possible responses -Robert F. (Bobby) Kennedy -Use of wiretapping -Edmund S. Muskie and Charles H. Percy -Administrations policy -Presidents possible responses to press -Phony issue -Richard G. Kleindienst -Press -Peter Lisagor -New York Times story -Zieglers response to question at news conference -FBIs responsibility -Crimes -Arrests -National security -Press -Need for firmness Ziegler left at 3:27 pm
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 250-17 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:27 pm and 5:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building Manolo Sanchez met with an unknown woman Presidents schedule -Presidents meeting with an unknown person Sanchez and the unknown woman left at an unknown time before 5:30 pm Conv. No. 250-16 (cont.)
Conversation No. 250-18 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:27 pm and 5:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Bombings -California -Cost of arson at Santa Cruz campus of University of California, April 8, 1971 -Riots in Washington -Leftists -Costs -Figures from General Services Administration [GSA] -Bombings of federal buildings -Need for statistics on bombings in states -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -Patrick J. Buchanan -Investigation -Staff responsibility -John D. Ehrlichman Press story -George P. Shultz
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Chicago -Harvard University Stock market -Rise -Record level Presidents schedule -Buchanan -Interview with unknown man -Press -Appointments for April 17, 1971 -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -Peter G. Peterson -Mansfield
Conv. No. 250-16 (cont.)
Conversation No. 250-19 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:27 pm and 5:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Preparation for editors meeting -Rostrum -Press conference -Comments of unknown man -Presidential seal -Effect -Press conference -Sound pick-up -Press conference -Relations with press -Need for a relaxed attitude -Presidents advantage -Rostrum Presidents schedule -Appointment for April 17, 1971
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -Timing -Unknown man [Mansfield?] Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Hawks -Summit Conv. No. 250-18 (cont.) -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Presidents policy -Presidents forthcoming discussions with unknown man [Mansfield?]
Conversation No. 250-20 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:27 pm and 5:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person
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Conversation No. 250-21 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:27 pm and 5:30 pm
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Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person
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Conversation No. 250-22 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:27 pm and 5:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown man [Alexander P. Butterfield?] Presidents meeting with newspaper editors Herbert G. Klein The unknown man [Butterfield?] left at an unknown time before 5:30 pm
Conversation No. 250-23 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: 5:30 pm - 5:32 pm Location: Executive Office Building
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Henry A. Kissinger talked with the President [See Conversation No. 42-55]
Conversation No. 250-24 Conv. No. 250-21 (cont.) Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:32 pm and 5:33 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person Presidents schedule
Conversation No. 250-25 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: 5:33 pm - 5:34 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Presidents conversation with Henry A. Kissinger -James L. Buckley -John A. Scali -Views on Vietnam -Withdrawal -Need for Kissinger to speak with Scali -Instructions to Haldeman to meet with Scali, Kissinger, and Ronald L. Ziegler -Instructions for Kissinger -[Unintelligible name] -Peoples Republic of China [PRC] initiative -Scalis views -Presidents views -Kissinger -Instructions to Haldeman
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Scali, Kissinger, and Ziegler -Clark MacGregor and George P. Shultz -Congress -Possible meeting with President -Instructions for Scali
Conversation No. 250-26 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:34 pm and 7:04 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 2s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ****************************************************************************** Sanchez left at an unknown time before 7:04 pm
Conversation No. 250-27 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:34 pm and 7:04 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
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[Personal Returnable] [Duration: 3s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ****************************************************************************** Sanchez left at an unknown time before 7:04 pm Conversation No. 250-28 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:34 pm and 7:04 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person Steel workers -Figures -1960 compared with 1971
Conversation No. 250-29 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:34 pm and 7:04 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 7:04 pm
Conversation No. 250-30 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:34 pm and 7:04 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 7:04 pm
Conversation No. 250-31 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: 7:04 pm - 7:05 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Presidents conversation with Henry A. Kissinger -Follow-up -Administrations possible response to media Preparations for editors meeting
Conversation No. 250-32 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 7:05 pm and 8:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person Unknown items
Conversation No. 250-33 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 7:05 pm and 8:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 8:00 pm
Conversation No. 250-34 Date: April 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 7:05 pm and 8:03 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez Presidents schedule Briefcase Presidents schedule The President and Sanchez left at 8:03 pm