316

Date: 
Jan 25, 1972
Location: 
Executive Office Building
Embedded Scribd iPaper - Requires Javascript and Flash Player
1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 316-1 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: 12:32 pm - 2:15 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Robert H. Finch. Request that Finch talk with an unknown person The President's speech on Vietnam peace plan, January 25, 1972 -Reading for Finch -Eyeglasses The President read his "Address to the Nation Making Public a Plan for Peace in Vietnam" at an unknown time between 12:32 pm and 1:15 pm. [A transcript of the speech in its final form appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 100-105] The President's forthcoming speech -Possible reaction -Phraseology -Americans -Belief in North Vietnamese statements -Finch’s view -Indochina -North Vietnamese peace plans -Nine point compared to seven point plans -Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam -Vietnam -Vietcong -Michael J. Mansfield's Amendment -All-Indochina Peace Conference -Understanding of word by Americans -Nine point program -Henry A. Kissinger's forthcoming briefing -Cease-fire -Laos and Cambodia
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 316-1 (cont.)
Vietnam -Negotiations -US proposals -Secret channel -North Vietnamese response -Offensive -Public disclosure -Possible effect -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Cease-fire -Deadline -Aid to Indochina -North Vietnamese proposals -US reply -Nguyen Van Thieu -Resignation -Possible effect -Candidates -Secret talks -Public reaction -Channels -References to by the President The President’s forthcoming trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Timing -New Hampshire primary -Planning -Mao Tse-tung Vietnam -Possible criticism of forthcoming speech -New York Times and Washington Post -US possible military response to offensive -Air power -Thieu resignation -National election -The President's forthcoming speech -Possible effect -Possible leaks -Kissinger -Yeoman [Charles E. Radford]
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 316-1 (cont.)
-Air Force -Time -Possible reaction
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 14m 7s ]
Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:32 pm. Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:35 pm.
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 *****************************************************************
Ronald W. Reagan -Credibility -Television -Positions [The President talked with an unknown person [the White House operator?] at an unknown time between 12:32 pm and 1:35 pm.] [Conversation No. 316-1A] [Aborted telephone call] [End of telephone conversation] Busing -Finch's view
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 316-1 (cont.)
The President's State of the Union Address -Length of written message -Spoken message -Television -Written message -Delivery to Congress -Administration programs The President's legislative programs -Number -Mansfield -Press
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 19s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 *****************************************************************
The President's forthcoming speech -Republican senators -Hugh Scott, Robert P. Griffin and Barry M. Goldwater -Norris Cotton and Carl T. Curtis -Ages -William E. Brock III and Howard H. Baker, Jr.
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 316-1 (cont.)
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 1m 47s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 *****************************************************************
Senate -Leadership -Compared with House of Representatives -Baker, Brock, Charles H. Percy and Edward W. Brooke -Robert A. Taft, Jr. and John G. Tower -The President’s experience
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 23m 8s ]
Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:32 pm. Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:35 pm. END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 *****************************************************************
Rose Mary Woods entered at 1:35 pm.
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 316-1 (cont.)
The President's forthcoming speech -Length -Kissinger -Preparation Finch's instructions Woods left at 1:37 pm. Finch -Departure from administration -Impact -Reasons -John N. Mitchell -Rowland Evans and Robert D. Novak -Mitchell -Campaign committee -Herbert G. Klein -Press conference
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 16m 17s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6 *****************************************************************
The President's State of the Union Address -Tone -Holmes Alexander's column -Dan Rather
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 316-1 (cont.)
The President's response to opponents -Timing -State of the Union address -Rather -Foreign trips -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Fala speech -Wendell Willkie -Harry S. Truman -Congress -Standing in popularity polls -Special session of Congress -Possible action by the Administration -Republican National Convention [The President talked with an unknown person [H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman?] at an unknown time between 1:37 pm and 2:15 pm.] [Conversation No. 316-1B] Lee W. Huebner Peter M. Flanigan Ronald W. Reagan The President's stance against opponents -Compared with Roosevelt in 1936 and 1940 News summary -Patrick J. Buchanan The President's schedule -George P. Shultz -Finch [End of telephone conversation]
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 316-1 (cont.)
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 3m 24s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7 *****************************************************************
Issues -National economy -The President's prediction in 1971 -Inflation -1972 -Vietnam -South Vietnam -People's Republic of China [PRC] and Soviet Union Congress -Legislative programs -Number -Welfare reform -Revenue-sharing -Health care -Budget -Reapportionment -Polls Government -Public approval -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Effect of 1960’s -Polls -The President's standing
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 316-1 (cont.)
Close elections -1972 -The President's public visibility -Ulysses S. Grant -Samuel Tilden-Rutherford B. Hayes -Popular compared to electoral vote -James G. Blaine-Grover Cleveland -Benjamin Harrison-Grover Cleveland -William McKinley -Theodore Roosevelt in 1904 -William H. Taft in 1908 -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson -Charles E. Hughes -Warren G. Harding in 1920 -Calvin Coolidge in 1924 -Herbert C. Hoover in 1928 -Franklin Roosevelt -Thomas E. Dewey -Truman -Eisenhower -Lyndon B. Johnson-Goldwater -Hubert H. Humphrey-Nixon -The President's plurality -Bombing halt Finch's schedule -Lunch -Meeting with Reagan, January 26, 1972 Finch left at 2:15 pm.
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 316-2 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:15 pm and 2:25 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 5s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 *****************************************************************
Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:25 pm.
Conversation No. 316-3 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:15 pm and 2:25 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's forthcoming Vietnam speech -Attendance -Appropriations Committee
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 316-3 (cont.)
-Allen J. Ellender -Milton R. Young -George H. Mahon -Frank T. Bow Henry A. Kissinger -Health -[W. Kenneth Riland] -Appointment -Timing Announcement
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 2m 44s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 316-4 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: 2:25 pm - 2:33 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Rose Mary Woods.
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 316-4 (cont.)
The President's forthcoming Vietnam speech -Preparation -Changes -Henry A. Kissinger's views -Reading copy [The President talked with Kissinger at an unknown time between 2:25 pm and 2:33 pm.] [Conversation No. 316-4A] -Woods's delivery -Possible mention of France -Maurice Schumann -Kissinger's briefing -French Government Kissinger -Health -Schedule The President's schedule -Meeting with Congress -Kissinger -Forthcoming speech Ronald L. Ziegler's briefing The President's forthcoming speech -Georges J.R. Pompidou -Nguyen Van Thieu -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. The President conferred with Woods at an unknown time. Instruction [End of conferral]
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 316-4 (cont.)
The President's forthcoming speech -Robert H. Finch's views -Michael J. Mansfield -All Indochina Peace Conference -Nine-point program -Indochina -Cambodia and Laos [End of telephone conversation] -Change -Length -Marjorie P. Acker [Woods talked with Acker at an unknown time between 2:25 pm and 2:33 pm.] [Conversation No. 316-4B] -Page count [End of telephone conversation] Laura Peterson -Father, William H. Peterson -Call -Request -Tour [?] Woods's schedule -Ambassador and Mrs. Robert C. Hill and Ambassador And Mrs. Wiley T. Buchanan Ambassador Hill -New Hampshire gubernatorial race The President's schedule -William J. Porter
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 316-4 (cont.)
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 22s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 *****************************************************************
Woods's schedule -Dinner arrangements -Call to unknown person -Viewing the President's speech The President's schedule -Calls for the President -Porter -White House operator -Woods -Haldeman and Charles W. Colson Woods's schedule Woods left at 2:33 pm.
Conversation No. 316-5 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:33 pm and 2:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person.
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 316-5 (cont.)
The President's schedule -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Henry A. Kissinger -Meeting with the President
Conversation No. 316-6 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: 2:45 pm - 2:55 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Kissinger's schedule -The President's conversation with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Privacy] [Duration: 15s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 *****************************************************************
The President’s health The President's forthcoming Vietnam speech -William P. Rogers's views -Attendance at speech -Changes -Ronald L. Ziegler [An unknown person talked with the President at an unknown time between 2:45 pm and 2:55
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 316-6 (cont.)
pm.] [Conversation No. 316-6A] Call to the President -Error [End of telephone conversation] The President's forthcoming speech -Changes -Phraseology -Robert H. Finch's view -Indochina -Laos and Cambodia -South Vietnam -Peace settlement -Troop withdrawal -Timing -Vietnam election -Reconstruction program -Drafts -Kissinger's previous meeting with Earl of Cromer [George R.S. Baring] -Cromer's views -Possible French reaction -French cooperation -Cromer’s views -Television -William F. Buckley, Jr. Kissinger left at 2:55 pm.
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 316-7 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:55 pm and 4:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 10s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 *****************************************************************
Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:45 pm.
Conversation No. 316-8 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:55 pm and 4:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's forthcoming Vietnam speech -Make-up -Timing -Mark I. Goode [?] -Herbert G. Klein -Press -Residence
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 316-8 (cont.)
-Meeting with bipartisan leaders -Suit -Previous wear -Ronald L. Ziegler -Henry A. Kissinger -White House staff -Budget -Press coverage
Conversation No. 316-9 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:55 pm and 4:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 10s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 *****************************************************************
Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:35 pm.
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 316-10 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: 4:35 pm - 4:36 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's forthcoming Vietnam speech -Talking points Memorandum for William P. Rogers -John B. Connally [?] Menu Butterfield left at 4:36 pm.
Conversation No. 316-11 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:36 pm and 5:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 4s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 *****************************************************************
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 316-12 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:36 pm and 5:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his "Address to the Nation Making Public a Plan for Peace in Vietnam". [A transcript of the speech in its final form appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 100-105] An unknown woman entered at an unknown time during the rehearsal. Speech draft [?] The unknown woman left at an unknown time. The President resumed rehearsing his speech. Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time during the rehearsal.
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 4s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 *****************************************************************
The President resumed rehearsing his speech.
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 316-12 (cont.)
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 3s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 *****************************************************************
Sanchez left at an unknown time. The President resumed rehearsing his speech.
Conversation No. 316-13 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:36 pm and 5:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his "Address to the Nation Making Public a Plan for Peace in Vietnam". [A transcript of the speech in its final form appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 100-105]
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 316-14 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:36 pm and 5:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 19-59]
Conversation No. 316-15 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: 5:30 pm - 5:32 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox. [See Conversation No. 19-60; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]
Conversation No. 316-16 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:32 pm and 6:31 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his "Address to the Nation Making Public a Plan for Peace in Vietnam". [A transcript of the speech, in its final form, appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 100-105]
Conversation No. 316-17
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: January 25, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:32 pm and 6:31 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person.
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 21s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 *****************************************************************
The unknown person left at an unknown time before 6:31 pm.
Conversation No. 316-18 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:32 pm and 6:38 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Rose Mary Woods. The President's forthcoming Vietnam speech -Changes -Henry A. Kissinger's views -Public text -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Haig -Call to the President
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 316-18 (cont.)
-Interruption of meeting -Marjorie P. Acker [Woods talked with Acker at an unknown time between 5:32 pm and 6:31 pm.] [Conversation No. 316-18A] -Request [End of telephone conversation] The President's forthcoming speech -Date mentioned in text [The White House operator talked with Woods at 6:31 pm.] [Conversation No. 316-18B] [See Conversation No. 19-61] [Haig talked with the President between 6:31 pm and 6:34 pm.] [End of telephone conversation] The President's forthcoming speech -Changes Woods's schedule -Wiley T. Buchanan -The President’s forthcoming speech -Buchanan’s schedule -Denmark -Call To Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon Denmark -State funeral -Buchanan -John S. D. Eisenhower Woods left at 6:38 pm.