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Date: 
Jan 26, 1972 - Feb 02, 1972
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 318-1 Date: January 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:23 pm and 3:29 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 19-107]
Conversation No. 318-2 Date: January 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:23 pm and 3:29 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Kissinger's briefing -Kissinger's schedule -The President's previous call -The President's conversation with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Question and answer [Q&A] format -William L. Safire and Patrick J. Buchanan -Distribution -Cabinet, Congressional leaders Kissinger's schedule -Forthcoming National Press Club dinner speech -The President's Vietnam speech, January 25, 1972 -Reaction -Calls -Unknown newsman -Unknown restaurant
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Conv. No. 318-2 (cont.)
The President's Vietnam speech -The President's and Kissinger's preparation -Safire -State of the Union address -Reaction Vietnam -Prisoners of war [POW] release in exchange for US troop pullout -Possible North Vietnamese intention -Psychological motivation -Cease-fire Kissinger's schedule -Speech
Conversation No. 318-3 Date: January 26, 1972 Time: 3:29 pm - 4:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [Conversation No. 318-3A] [See Conversation No. 19-108] H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at an unknown time after 3:29 pm; the President conferred with Haldeman during the phone conversation. [End of telephone conversation] Kissinger's briefing -Quality -Attitude, tone, content -Television -William P. Rogers's press conference -Distribution
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-3 (cont.)
-Questions and answers [Q & A] format -William L. Safire -The President's previous conversation with Alexander P. Haig, Jr. and Colson -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew Agnew -Consultation on peace plan -Leaders meeting -Performance -Policy-making role -Cabinet meetings -Leaders meeting -Bryce N. Harlow's possible reaction -Forthcoming call from Haldeman [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 3:35 pm and 3:58 pm.] [Conversation No. 318-3B] [See Conversation No. 19-109] [End of telephone conversation] The President's Vietnam speech of January 25, 1972 -Television rating -Timing -Prime time -Network programs -Interruption -Welfare veto -Public reaction -East -West -California -Rebroadcast on radio of January 26, 1972 -The President's projection [Haldeman talked with Harlow at an unknown time between 3:35 pm and 3:58 pm.]
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-3 (cont.)
[Conversation No. 318-3C] [See Conversation No. 19-110] [End of telephone conversation] Rogers's forthcoming press conference, January 27, 1972 -Television -Kissinger's briefing -The President's previous conversation with Colson -Haldeman's forthcoming meeting with Rogers -Kissinger's Q & A -Delivery to Rogers Kissinger's schedule -Forthcoming National Press Club dinner speech -White House Communications Agency [WHCA] -Phone hook-up -Phone call from the President during Kissinger's performance -Projection to audience -Possible format -Conversation -Humorous effect -Identification of the President -The President's possible presence -Compared with a telephone call The President's Vietnam speech -Delivery -The President's knowledge of subject -Compared with other Oval Office speeches -Phase II -Compared with "podium speeches" -Reaction -Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis -Paul W. Keyes -Call to the President -The President's self-consciousness -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] crew -Work -Unknown man's reaction
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-3 (cont.)
-Previous work for the President on Christmas show -News commentators and producers [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 3:35 pm and 3:58 pm.] [Conversation No. 318-3D] [See Conversation No. 19-111] [End of telephone conversation] Forthcoming call to Frank Stanton -Colson -CBS crews -Interview with Dan Rather, January 2, 1972 -The President's Vietnam speech -Christmas special -Marvin L. Kalb George H. Gallup poll -George P. Shultz's theory on economy -Public attitudes on unemployment and inflation -Timing of polls -Price freeze Haldeman’s schedule -Rogers Secretary of Commerce position -Announcement -Maurice H. Stans, Peter G. Peterson, Peter M. Flanigan -The President’s appearance -Stans’s possible comments [The President talked with Stanton between 3:58 pm and 4:01 pm.] [Conversation No. 318-3E] [See Conversation No. 19-112]
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Conv. No. 318-3 (cont.)
[End of telephone conversation] Secretary of Commerce position -Announcement -Possible comments -Stans -Peterson -Flanigan -The President’s appearance White House staff -Vietnam speech of November 3, 1969 -Haldeman’s role -Colson -Cambodia -John A. Scali -Contacts Richard A. Moore -View of the President's appearance during Vietnam speech -Possible call from Haldeman -William H. Carruthers -Technical detail -Forthcoming call from Haldeman [Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:01 pm and 4:20 pm.] [Conversation No. 318-3F] [See Conversation No. 19-113] [End of telephone conversation] The President’s Vietnam speech -Handling of text -Camera shot -Lighting Vietnam -As issue
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-3 (cont.)
[Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 4:01 pm and 4:20 pm.] [Conversation No. 318-3G] Kissinger's Press Club dinner speech -Phone call from the President -Technical set-up by WHCA -Phone -Public address system -Notification of Press Club staff -Possible conversation -Technical set-up -WHCA -Timing with the President [End of telephone conversation] -First line -Reasons for tardiness -Phone call from the President -Timing [Haldeman talked with Carruthers at an unknown time between 4:01 pm and 4:20 pm.] [Conversation No. 318-3H] [See Conversation No. 19-114] [The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 4:01 pm and 4:20 pm; this conversation occurred concurrently with Haldeman's phone conversation.] [Conversation No. 318-3I] The President's schedule -Dr. W. Kenneth Riland [End of Haldeman's conversation] -Arrangements for meeting
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-3 (cont.)
[End of the President's conversation] The President's Vietnam speech -Carruthers's view -The President's first economic speech -The President's delivery -Pace -Subject matter -Confidence -Technical mistakes -Construction of speech -Clarity, concision -Confidence -Lights, cameras -The President's appearance -The President's trip to Florida -Lighting and setting -Weariness -Compared with economic speech -Television -Close-up -Makeup -Preparation -[State of the Union Address] -Attitude -Trip to Florida -The President's delivery -Pacing -Duration of speech -Number of words -Compared with Lyndon B. Johnson -Carruthers's view -The President's delivery -Pacing -Length of speech -Concern over time in TV industry Kissinger's Press Club dinner speech -The President's phone call -Timing -Dinner
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-3 (cont.)
-Master of ceremonies -Effect -Timing Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Role with administration -Ronald W. Reagan's recent conversation with the President -William French Smith -Haldeman’s forthcoming talk with Weinberger -Richard G. Kleindienst -Department of Justice -Cabinet -Attorney General -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] -Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] -The President’s view Haldeman left at 4:20 pm.
Conversation No. 318-4 Date: January 26, 1972 Time: 4:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 19-115]
Conversation No. 318-5 Date: January 26, 1972 Time: 4:20 pm - 4:21 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with George P. Shultz. [See Conversation No. 19-116]
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Conversation No. 318-6 Date: January 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:21 pm and 4:23 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 19-117]
Conversation No. 318-7 Date: January 26, 1972 Time: 4:23 pm - 5:01 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with George W. Romney. [Conversation No. 318-7A] [See Conversation No. 19-118] George P. Shultz entered at an unknown time after 4:23 pm and conferred with the President. Greeting [End of conferral] [End of telephone conversation] Quadriad meeting -Arthur F. Burns's strategy -Convertibility -The President's call request for a call to John B. Connally
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-7 (cont.)
-Shultz’s consideration of a call to Burns Convertibility -Administration strategy -The President's and Connally's views -Burns's concern -Central bankers -US budget -US budget -Strength of US economy abroad -Exports, imports -Money supply -Inflation -Connally -European leverage -Burns -Camp David conference -Gold prices -Statement by unknown Belgium banker -Pierre-Paul Schweitzer -Administration strategy -Shultz -Herbert Stein -Connally -Stein -Forthcoming conversation with Shultz -Paul W. McCracken Economy -Fluctuations in confidence -Economic community -Connally -Stein -Unemployment figures -Fluctuations -Stein’s memorandum -Timing -Burns -Unknown survey -Unknown survey -Behavioral test
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-7 (cont.)
-Compared to attitudinal test -Questions -Time measured -Burns -Definitional problems -Unemployment -Change in concept -Burns -Memorandum -Experimentation -Car model changeover period -Strength -Retail sales -Money supply -Retail sales [The President talked with Connally between 4:36 pm and 4:42 pm.] [Conversation No. 318-7B] [See Conversation No. 19-119] [End of telephone conversation] Connally International economic policy -European trade question -Connally’s view Connally -Schedule -Europe Economy -Retail sales -Concerns -Stein -Money supply -Figures for 1971 -December
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-7 (cont.)
-Money supply -M-1 and M-2 -Checks and cash [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:42 pm and 4:47 pm.] [Conversation No. 318-7C] [See Conversation No. 19-120] [End of telephone conversation] Economy -Money supply -M-1 -Stein -Retail sales -Retail sales -Inventory -Burns [The President talked with Peter M. Flanigan between 4:47 pm and 4:48 pm.] [Conversation No. 318-7D] [See Conversation No. 19-121] [End of telephone conversation] Marina von Neumann Whitman -Appointment to Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Women -Qualifications -Stein's view -Father, John von Neumann -Shultz's previous conversation with the President aboard plane to Florida John Von Neumann -The President's previous meeting -Cabinet Room
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-7 (cont.)
-Intelligence -Theory of Games and Economic Behavior -Oskar Morgenstern -Relationship to Shultz -Conversation with Shultz -Importance Economy -Public confidence -Democrats -Budget -International economic policy -Need for optimistic talks -Shultz -Stein -Peter G. Peterson -James D. Hodgson -Money supply -Banks -Burns -Loans -Loans -Interest rates -Pressure from administration -Possible speech by Connally to banking community -M-1 -Possible increase -Federal Reserve Board [FRB] -Andrew F. Brimmer -Burns's view -Recent meeting -Burns -Concessions -M-1 -Interest rates -Federal Reserve Bank of New York FRB -Federal Reserve Bank of New York -Alfred Hayes -Burns’s meeting with the President and Shultz
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-7 (cont.)
-Need for votes -Brimmer -New post -Burns -Frederic V. Malek -Possible call to William P. Rogers -Connally -Shultz -Rogers’s schedule -Press conference -United Nations [UN] -Export-Import [Ex-Im] Bank -Henry Kearns -Shultz's forthcoming talk with Malek Economy -Retail sales -Milton Friedman's views of M-1 -Burns -Figures -Summer of 1971 -Fourth quarter of 1971 -1969 Cabinet meeting -William McChesney Martin -Burns -Administration action Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 4:48 pm. The President's schedule -Meeting with [Page Belcher] -Stephen B. Bull Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:01 pm. Burns -Possible meeting with the President -Recognition of problems -Forthcoming talk with Shultz Brimmer
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-7 (cont.)
-Possible position Burns -Cabinet Room -Connally -FRB -Possible appointment -Tynan Smith -James L. Robertson -Retirement -Convertibility The President's schedule -Meeting with Belcher The President and Shultz left at 5:01 pm.
Conversation No. 318-8 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:40 pm and 1:48 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:48 pm.
Conversation No. 318-9 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:40 pm and 1:48 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 20-20]
Conversation No. 318-10 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:40 pm and 1:48 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:48 pm.
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 318-11 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: 1:48 pm Location: Executive Office Building The White House operator talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 20-21]
Conversation No. 318-12 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: 1:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 20-22]
Conversation No. 318-13 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:50 pm and 1:56 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [Conversation No. 318-13A] The President's schedule -Florida
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Camp David -Trip to People's Republic of China [PRC] -Camp David -Outdoor activity -Weather -Travel time Alexander P. Butterfield [?] entered and conferred with the President at an unknown time after 1:50 pm. Instructions [End of conferral] Butterfield left at an unknown time before 1:56 pm. The President's schedule -Public relations -Television -Press -Television -Prayer breakfast -Sunday event -Forthcoming speech -Prayer breakfast Public relations -Promotion of events -Congress -Supreme Court -Cabinet The President's schedule -Renaming of unknown event [End of telephone conversation]
Conversation No. 318-14
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-13 (cont.)
Date: February 2, 1972 Time: 1:56 pm - 2:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Julie Nixon Eisenhower. [See Conversation No. 20-23; two items have been withdrawn from the conversation]
Conversation No. 318-15 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:00 pm and 2:04 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator[?] Charles W. Colson -Schedule -Request for a return call
Conversation No. 318-16 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:00 pm and 2:04 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 20-24]
Conversation No. 318-17
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: February 2, 1972 Time: 2:04 pm - 2:06 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Ronald L. Ziegler. [See Conversation No. 20-25]
Conversation No. 318-18 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:06 pm and 2:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 20-26]
Conversation No. 318-19 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: 2:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. Unknown person -Request for a return call
Conversation No. 318-20 Date: February 2, 1972
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Time: 2:09 pm - 2:13 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox. [See Conversation No. 20-27; three items have been withdrawn from the conversation]
Conversation No. 318-21 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:13 pm and 2:14 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 20-28]
Conversation No. 318-22 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: 2:14 pm - 2:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Harry S. Dent. [See Conversation No. 20-29; two items have been withdrawn from the conversation]
Conversation No. 318-23 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: 2:21 pm - 2:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. The President’s schedule Vietnam -Air strike -The President's conversations with Melvin R. Laird and Adm. Thomas H. Moorer at recent National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Pentagon leak -Duration -William P. Rogers -Effect -France -Possible North Vietnamese offensive -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -State Department -Relations with the President's People's Republic Of China [PRC] trip -News summary -South Vietnam -The President’s trips to PRC, and Soviet Union -US operations -Timing -The President's forthcoming PRC Trip -“Protective reactive” strikes -Possible North Vietnamese offensive -Bombing -Deployments -USS Kitty Hawk -Change In Position -B-52's -A-1's -F-4's -B-52's -Number -Soviet Union and PRC -Negotiations -Edmund S. Muskie -Compared to Edward M. Kennedy -Clark M. Clifford -W[illiam] Averell Harriman
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-23 (cont.)
-Prisoners of war [POWs] release -Deadline -Cease-fire proposal -Muskie's statements -Administration attack -The President’s position in 1968 -Ronald L. Ziegler -Rogers -Negotiations -Partisanship -Possible impact -1972 campaign -John V. Lindsay -George S. McGovern -Iowa and Arizona caucuses -Harriman -Wall Street Journal editorial -Administration attack -Barry M. Goldwater -PRG [Viet Cong] peace plan -Similarity to US position -Nguyen Van Thieu -POW release -US troop withdrawal -Thieu's resignation -US peace plan proposal of January 25, 1972 -North Vietnamese response -Thieu's possible action -South Vietnam -Preparedness for possible North Vietnamese offensive -Muskie's statements -Administration attack -Ziegler -Rogers -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Request for a call to the President -Meeting with the President and Ziegler -Kissinger’s schedule -Ziegler -Laird -Rogers
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-23 (cont.)
-Delicacy of talks -Effect of Muskie's statements -North Vietnamese perception -Administration attack -Media coverage -Washington Post and New York Times -Television networks -Kissinger's conversation with Ellsworth F. Bunker -Muskie’s statements -Administration attack -Spiro T. Agnew -Bombing -Hanoi -Previous attacks -Five day strike -Timing -The President’s forthcoming PRC trip -Administration attack -Stewart J.O. Alsop -Rogers -Hugh Scott -Ziegler's statement -Errors in Muskie's statement -Ceasefire -Rogers -Scott -Patrick J. Buchanan -Agnew -Rogers -Scott -Gerald R. Ford -Editorials -Unknown journalist PRC trip -William F. Buckley, Jr. -Invitation -Meeting with the President -Criticism of Administration -Meeting with Kissinger -James L. Buckley
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-23 (cont.)
Vietnam -Air strike -Contingency plans -Timing -Three fronts -The President’s forthcoming PRC trip -Deployments -US carrier -B-52’s
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-Agnew -Warnings -Laos, Cambodia, Christmas 1971 bombings Agnew -Kissinger’s view -Goldwater's view in letter -Haldeman's report -Briefing on issues -Kissinger’s forthcoming breakfast with Goldwater Michael J. Mansfield breakfast, February 3, 1972 -Kissinger's schedule -The President's forthcoming PRC trip
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-23 (cont.)
-Japan -Vietnam -US peace proposal -Troop withdrawal for POWs offer -Political settlement -North Vietnamese position -Leaks -Mansfield -Soviet Union -Andrei A. Gromyko and Nikolai V. Podgorny -Chou En-lai -Gromyko -Muskie's statements -Threat to negotiations Vietnam -US peace proposals -North Vietnamese response -Thieu -Political prospects -Muskie's statements -The President's speech of January 25, 1972 -Effect on Muskie -Muskie's statement -North Vietnamese position -South Vietnam government -Quotes -Negotiations -Casualties -Civilians -US troops -Cease-fire proposal -Validity -Administration attack -Ziegler -Cease-fire offers of October 1970, January 1972 -Withdrawal of North Vietnam -Democrats' rhetoric -News coverage -Timing -Kissinger forthcoming talk with Ziegler
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-23 (cont.)
Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters -Nomination as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -Richard M. Helms's and Laird's actions -Helms’s recommendation -John C. Stennis -Kissinger's recommendation -Helms's support -Talking points -Kissinger's possible call to Stennis -Stennis's possible call to Helms -Kissinger's forthcoming conversation with Helms -The President's wishes -Kissinger's forthcoming conversation with Laird -Qualifications -Helms’s view -Position vis-à-vis Administration -Military attaché in France -Compared with Gen. Robert E. Cushman, Jr. -Kissinger's call to Helms -The President’s decision -Liaison with White House
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-Kissinger's call to Helms -The Administration’s relationship with Helms
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-23 (cont.)
Vietnam -US peace proposal -Unity within the Administration -Recent briefing -Muskie -Administration attack -1972 campaign -Bombing -Timing -The President's forthcoming PRC trip -Television coverage -US peace offers -Muskie Kissinger's schedule -Kenneth B. Keating Kissinger left at 2:50 pm.
Conversation No. 318-24 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:50 pm and 3:03 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Haldeman's forthcoming discussion with Patrick J. Buchanan US peace plan proposal for Vietnam -Edmund S. Muskie's statement -Administration attack -Buchanan -Talking points or speech -Democrats' responsibility for war -Lyndon B. Johnson's policy -Muskie's vice presidential nomination in 1968
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Conv. No. 318-24 (cont.)
-US casualties -Negotiations -Lack of progress -Negotiations -Michael J. Mansfield -Editorial opinion -Muskie's statement -Effect -Casualties -Prisoners of war [POWs] [Continued as Conversation No. 318-27]
Conversation No. 318-25 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: 3:03 pm - 3:06 pm Location: Executive Office Building H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 20-30]
Conversation No. 318-26 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:06 pm and 3:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person.
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-26 (cont.)
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The unknown person left at an unknown time before 3:17 pm.
Conversation No. 318-27 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:06 pm and 3:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [Continued from Conversation No. 318-24] US peace plan proposal for Vietnam -Edmund S. Muskie's statement -Cease-fire proposal of October 1970 -Timing -Troop withdrawal and Prisoner of war [POW] proposal -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Henry A. Kissinger -Partisanship -Rejection of the President's proposal -Aid to enemy -Negotiations
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-27 (cont.)
-Surrender compared to settlement -Compared to the President’s conduct as candidate in 1968 -Majority opinion -Buchanan -Points to be made
Conversation No. 318-28 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:06 pm and 3:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Dictabelt -Transcription -Rose Mary Woods Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:17 pm.
Conversation No. 318-29 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:06 pm and 3:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Rose Mary Woods. Dictabelt -Transcription -Memorandum to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Patrick J. Buchanan -Edmund S. Muskie's statement -John V. Lindsay and George S. McGovern's success in Arizona primary and Iowa caucuses
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 318-30 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:06 pm and 3:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 20-31]
Conversation No. 318-31 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:06 pm and 3:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a letter to Hobart D. Lewis. Republican Governors dinner, January 28, 1972 -The President's conversation with William T. Cahill of New Jersey -Article in Reader's Digest [Continued as Conversation No. 318-33]
Conversation No. 318-32 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: 3:17 pm - 3:25 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with John D. Ehrlichman. [See Conversation No. 20-32]
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Conversation No. 318-33 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:25 pm and 3:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President replayed a portion of a previously recorded dictabelt recording. Reader’s Digest article -New Jersey The President resumed dictating a letter to Hobart D. Lewis. [Continuation of Conversation No. 318-31] William T. Cahill -Performance as Governor of New Jersey -Relations with John N. Mitchell -Racketeers -Environmental program -Secondary and higher education -Possible second article in Reader’s Digest -Suggested titles -Progress in New Jersey -Mitchell -Possible quotes from the President
Conversation No. 318-34 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:25 and 3:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 20-33]
Conversation No. 318-35
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: February 2, 1972 Time: 3:30 pm - 3:31 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Stephen B. Bull. [See Conversation No. 20-34]
Conversation No. 318-36 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:31 pm and 4:12 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a letter to Nelson A. Rockefeller. Governors dinner, February 1, 1972 -Rockefeller's comments -Appreciation The President dictated a letter to Ronald W. Reagan. Governors dinner -Reagan's remarks -Effectiveness -Other governors -Peace initiative -Appreciation The President dictated a letter to William G. Milliken. Governors dinner -Milliken's comments -Appreciation -Michigan -The President’s forthcoming efforts The President dictated a letter to Linwood Holton.
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-26 (cont.)
Governor’s dinner -Holton’s remarks -Appreciation -Holton’s support of the President in 1968
Conversation No. 318-37 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:31 pm and 4:12 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Eyeglasses Desk drawer Sanchez opened and closed the desk drawer at an unknown time before 4:12 pm. Speech -Patrick J. Buchanan [?] -Deliver to Rose Mary Woods The unknown man left at an unknown time before 4:12 pm.
Conversation No. 318-38 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:31 pm and 4:12 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Haldeman's schedule
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-Meeting with the President -People's Republic of China [PRC] trip -The President’s schedule -March, April 1972 -Polling material
Conversation No. 318-39 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: 4:12 pm - 5:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Ziegler's forthcoming press briefing -Edmund S. Muskie's statement on Vietnam peace plan -Administration counterattack -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.'s conversation with Ziegler -Raising question -Possible planting -Press coverage -Washington Star -Television -Competition with march on British embassy in Dublin, Ireland -Number of participants -Administration counterattack -Possible effects -Timing -Wording -The President's peace plan proposal -Cease-fire -Press coverage -Effect on negotiations -Peace -Use of work “sabotage” H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 4:15 pm.
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-39 (cont.)
-Administration counterattack -Ziegler -John A. Scali -The President's memorandum to Haldeman -Barry M. Goldwater statement -Patrick J. Buchanan's work -Senators -Press coverage -Washington Star -Reporters' attack on Muskie -Muskie's performance -Administration counterattack -Staff view -Scali -Seriousness of issue -Scali -Muskie's news coverage -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] and American Broadcasting Company [ABC] -Effect of candidacy -Alternate stories -Embassy bombing -ABC -Unknown person -NBC -John W. Chancellor -William P. Rogers -Television appearance -Content of statement -North Vietnamese response to the President's proposal -Responsibility for Vietnam War -Scali's view -Compared with press conference format -Location -State Department -Problem -Timing -White House response to other criticisms -George S. McGovern -Edward M. Kennedy
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-39 (cont.)
-Robert J. Dole -William E. Brock III -Ziegler’s forthcoming comments -The President's comments -Rogers -Michael J. Mansfield -Amendment -Withdrawal -Prudence of White House response -Administration response to accusations -Cease-fire -Troop withdrawal -Prisoners of war [POWs] -White House comment -Responsibility for Vietnam War -Irish demonstration against British embassy -US position -Ziegler’s conversation with unknown person and Haig -Kennedy’s actions -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Number of marchers -Irish -[Unintelligible] -Muskie statement on Vietnam peace plan -Administration response -Media questions -Rogers Ziegler left at 4:26 pm. -Editorial comment -Rogers -Appearance on "Face the Nation," February 6, 1972 -Ziegler's view of Muskie's news coverage -Muskie's background stories -Typewriters -Arizona -The President’s memorandum -Buchanan -Columnists -Timing
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-39 (cont.)
-Mansfield story Mansfield -Withdrawal of amendment -Effect of the President's peace proposal -Public perception -Muskie's response to the President's proposal Poll Murder of policemen in New York City -Funeral -Press coverage -Attendees -Patrick V. Murphy -John V. Lindsay -John V. Brennan -Representative of the President -Widows -Phone call from the President -Letters from the President -Brennan -Reactions [The President talked with Peter M. Flanigan between 4:29 pm and 4:31 pm.] [Conversation No. 318-39A] [See Conversation No. 20-35] [End of telephone conversation] The President's recent conversation with Flanigan The President's schedule, February 3, 1972 -Kenneth B. Keating -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Reception for delegates attending White House Conference on Drug Abuse -Possible phone call to Alejandro A. Lanusse -Henry A. Kissinger's suggestion
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-39 (cont.)
-Lanusse's request -[John D. Lodge's] report -Argentine financial issue -Connally’s possible call -Kissinger -Meeting with Argentine Minister of Justice, February 4, 1972 -Connally -Responsibility for international monetary matters -[Unintelligible] -State of the World message -Kissinger -Radio talk -Compared to television -Haldeman’s forthcoming talk with Kissinger -William L. Safire -Cabinet and congressional leadership breakfast -Competition with State of the World message -Appearance of partisanship -Kissinger's view -Press coverage -Florida -Weather forecast -Florida -Camp David
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-Florida -Departure -Letters to four governors
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-39 (cont.)
-Letter to Hobart D. Lewis -[William T. Cahill] -Camp David -Youth events -First Youth Forum -Donald H. Rumsfeld's talk in State Dining Room -The President’s possible appearance -[“Expo '72”] in Dallas -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Bill Bright -Staff -Republican convention -Southern Baptist convention in Philadelphia -Graham's recommendation -Probable reception -Political consideration -Rotary International meeting in Houston -Conflict with "Expo '72" -Benefits -Compared with "Expo '72" -Probable reception -Compared to Junior Chambers of Commerce [JCS] -Service organizations -Rotary -Lions -Kiwanis -Exchange -Optimist -Soroptimist
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43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 318-39 (cont.)
Ziegler entered at 5:05 pm. Ziegler's recent press briefing -Question on Muskie statement -Dan Rather -James J. Kilpatrick -Ziegler's reply -Welfare -Donald Fulsom of United Press International [UPI] -Statements about presidential candidates -Cease-fire -Administration critics -Administration proposals of 1970, 1972 -Critics -North Vietnamese response to US proposals -Muskie's political motivation -Partisanship -Tone -Ziegler’s role as spokesman for the President -Rogers’s forthcoming comments -Critics -Burning of British embassy in Dublin -Question on welfare -Elliot L. Richardson -Administration’s pilot program -House Resolution [HR] 1 Ziegler left at 5:10 pm.
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Conv. No. 318-39 (cont.)
Peter G. Peterson
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-Forthcoming appointment as Commerce Secretary
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Conv. No. 318-39 (cont.)
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Anthony T. (“Tony”) Rossi[?] -Story The President and Haldeman left at 5:30 pm.