338

Date: 
May 04, 1972 - May 11, 1972
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conversation No. 338-1 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: Unknown after 5:25-5:55 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, John B. Connally, Alexander M. Haig, Jr., and Adm. Thomas H. Moorer. The recording began at an unknown time while the meeting was in progress. Vietnam -A rehearsal -Possible South Vietnam offensive -North Vietnamese artillery -Concentration -Ground forces -South Vietnam positions -Artillery -Availability -Reasons -US blockade -Effectiveness -Mining -Ships -Time -Nguyen Van Thieu -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Confidentiality -Blockade -Ports -Speed -Timing -Ships -Positioning -Air strikes -Possible delays -Intensity -Supply convoys -Artillery -Reports -Highway One -Gen. John W. Vogt
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-1 (cont.) -Highway 137 -Vankari Pass -Highway 1052 -Dimilitarized zone [DMZ] -North Vietnam losses -South Vietnam counteraction -North Vietnam losses -Haig mission to South Vietnam -Air strikes -Dikes -Prestige of the US military -The President’s view -US plans -Officers -Amphibious landing -Bombing -Weather -Hanoi and Haiphong bombing -The President’s view -Duration -Intensity -Civilian casualties -The President’s instructions -Duration -Intensity Moorer and Haig left at 5:35 pm. Vietnam -Stakes of US -The President’s view -Power -Connally’s view -Bombing -Communist takeover -Cambodia -Laos -President's goals -Attacks on North Vietnam -Extent -Air strikes
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-1 (cont.) -Duration -Intensity -Anticipated criticism -President's response -Public support -Public stance -Communist sanctuaries -North Vietnam -Laos -Cambodia -President's offers -Peace offers -Ceasefire -Concessions -President's actions -Consequences for North Vietnamese offensive -Support -Lyndon B. Johnson's policies -Deficiencies -North Vietnam offensive -President's response -Criticism -Senate -Publicity -South Vietnam civilian casualties -Media coverage -Responsibility Connally left at 5:40 pm. Speechwriters -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Speech announcing blockade -Compared with the President's previous speech on Vietnam -William L. Safire -Patrick J. Buchanan -Writing ability -Safire -Compared with Andrews Vietnam
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-1 (cont.) -President's speech announcing blockade -Wording -Organization -Contents -Blockade compared bombing -Advantages -Public opinion -Psychological impact -Purposes -North Vietnam -The President’s view -Blockade -Announcement -Air strikes -Announcement -Melvin R. Laird -Blockade -Preparation -Number of ships involved -Laird -Soviet Summit -Cancellation -Consequences -Advantages -Pacifist option The President talked with Rose Mary Woods at an unknown time between 5:40 and 5:55 pm. [Conversation No. 338-1A] Woods's schedule -Dinner with the President and Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon [End of telephone conversation] -Camp David -Time Haldeman left at 5:55 pm.
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-1 (cont.)
Conversation No. 338-2 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:58 and 11:07 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. President's speech -President's reading copy -Delivery -Location -Alexander P. Butterfield -Return call
Conversation No. 338-3 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown after 10:58 and before 11:07 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown man.
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-3 (cont.) ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 6s ]
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Conversation No. 338-4 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:58 and 11:07 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. A delivery to Henry A. Kissinger
Conversation No. 338-5 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unkown between 10:58 and 11:07 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 24-37]
Conversation No. 338-6
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01)
Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Between 11:07 and 11:12 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo. [See Conversation No. 24-38]
Conversation No. 338-7 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown after 11:12 and before 11:16 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown man. Removal of food Manolo Sanchez -Health The unknown man left at an unknown time before 11:16 am.
Conversation No. 338-8 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:12 and 11:16 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 24-39]
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conversation No. 338-9 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Between 11:16 and 11:21 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Melvin R. Laird. [See Conversation No. 24-40]
Conversation No. 338-10 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:21 and 11:23 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 24-41]
Conversation No. 338-11 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Between 11:23 and 11:24 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon. [See Conversation No. 24-42’ one item has been withdrawn from this conversation]
Conversation No. 338-12 Date: May 9, 1972
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Time: Unknown between 11:24 and 11:32 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Swimming pool -Installation -Location -Walter [Surname unknown] Vietnam -Blockade -Response -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo's report -Emotion -Democrats -Spontaneity -President's previous speech -Ronald L. Ziegler’s previous press conference
Conversation No. 338-13 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:24 and 11:32 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Vietnam -President's talk with Melvin R. Laird -Laird's possible television appearance -Scheduling in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee -Henry A. Kissinger -Haldeman -Forthcoming television appearance -Blockade -Photographs -Release
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) -Public relations efforts -Laird Conv. No. 338-14 (cont.)
Conversation No. 338-14 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:24 and 11:32 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. Unknown person's location -Meeting with the President
Conversation No. 338-15 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 11:32 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 24-43]
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conversation No. 338-16 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:32 and 11:35 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 24-44]
Conversation No. 338-17 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 11:35-11:42 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with John N. Mitchell. [Conversation No. 387-17A] [See Conversation No. 24-45; two items have been withdrawn from this conversation] Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 11:37 am. [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Blockade -Comments -Lewis F. Powell, Jr. -Charles Rhyne -[David] Kenneth Rush -John W. Dean, III [?] -Powell The President talked with Patrick J. Buchanan between 11:40 and 11:41 am. [Conversation No. 338-17B]
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-17 (cont.)
[See Conversation No. 24-46] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Blockade -Comments -William P. Rogers -Powell -Rush -Powell -John B. Connally -Rogers -Powell Duke Law school reunion dinner -Photograph session -Weather -Participants Butterfield left at 11:42 am.
Conversation No. 338-18 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:42 and 11:50 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 24-47]
Conversation No. 338-19
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 11:50 am Location: Executive Office Building The White House operator talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 24-48]
Conversation No. 338-20 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 11:53 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 24-49]
Conversation No. 338-21 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown after 11:53-11:56 am Location: Executive Office Building The White House operator talked with the President. The President talked with [David] Kenneth Rush between 11:55 and 11:56 am. [See Conversation No. 24-50]
Conversation No. 338-22 Date: May 9, 1972
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Time: Unknown between 11:56 am and 12:05 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 24-51]
Conversation No. 338-23 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Between 12:05 and 12:06 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Adm. Arthur W. Radford. [See Conversation No. 24-52]
Conversation No. 338-24 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:06 and 12:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 24-53]
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conversation No. 338-25 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Between 12:09 and 12:13 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Nelson A. Rockefeller. [See Conversation No. 24-54]
Conversation No. 338-26 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:13 and 12:27 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 24-55]
Conversation No. 338-27 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Between 12:27 and 12:29 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Ronald L. Ziegler. [See Conversation No. 24-56]
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conversation No. 338-28 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:29 and 12:31 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 24-57]
Conversation No. 338-29 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 12:31 pm Location: Executive Office Building The White House operator talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 24-58]
Conversation No. 338-30 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:31 and 12:37 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. Unknown topic
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conversation No. 338-31 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 12:37-1:12 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -Kissinger's previous press conference -Ronald L. Ziegler's report -Ronald W. Reagan and Nelson A. Rockefeller -Talks with Kissinger Rockefeller -President's call -Statement of support for the President -President's call -Letter from the President to Terence Cardinal Cooke -Responsibility Vietnam -Reagan -Support for the President -Telegram campaign -Blockade -Melvin R. Laird -Television appearance -William P. Rogers -Public appearance -Kissinger’s view -Senate Foreign Relations Committee -Laird -Public relations abilities -Kissinger’s view
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-31 (cont.)
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Alexander M. Haig, Jr. entered at an unknown time after 12:37 pm. -Support for President's blockade decision -Kissinger -A Baptist official -Dr. [Forename unknown] Jackson -Kissinger's briefing -Negotiations -Press response -Attitude -Compared with Cambodia -Comments about the Soviet Union -Soviet Summit -Blockade -President's peace terms -Ceasefire, Prisoners of war [POWs], withdrawal -Support Democrats -President's support for John F. Kennedy in 1962 Cuban missile crisis -Effect on President's gubernatorial campaign -Rockefeller -Criticism -Reasons -Duration -Success -North Vietnam offensive -Latest reports -Hue
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) -Kontum -South Vietnam losses -A firebase -Hue -South Vietnam counteraction -Spoiling tactics -Blockade -Impact on South Vietnam morale -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Nguyen Van Thieu -Movement of forces -First Airborne Division -North Vietnam offensive -Hue -Kontum -Pleiku -Kontum -Blockade -Supporters of the President -Message from President to Sir Alexander F. (“Alec”) Douglas-Home -Congressional response -Possible vote on antiwar legislation -Air strikes -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Public support -Targets -Petroleum, oils, and lubricants [POL] dumps -Blockade -Mining operation -Air strikes -POL dumps in Hanoi area -Protests from North Vietnam -Negotiations -US stance -North Vietnam offensive -Duration -Resources -POL -Air strikes in North Vietnam -President's decision to blockade -Forthcoming election Conv. No. 338-31 (cont.)
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) -Edward M. Kennedy -Impact on US -Soviet response -Frank Shakespeare -Comments on Soviet position -Soviet Summit -President's position -Kissinger’s view -Support for the President -Rockefeller -Call to the President Harvard -Request for Kissinger’s resignation -Kissinger’s conversation with a former colleague Vietnam -Press reports -James B. (“Scotty”) Reston -Rogers -Statements -Appearance -Meeting with J. William Fulbright -President's speech -Comparison with other speeches -Previous speech on Vietnam -Press comments -Joseph W. Alsop -Rowland Evans -President's policies -Withdrawal of troops -An unknown person's praise for speech -Alsop -Stakes for US and the free world -Consequences of US defeat -The President’s view -Military performance -Kissinger’s view -Air strikes -Power plants -Impact Conv. No. 338-31 (cont.)
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) -Secondary targets -POL -Rails -Germany in World War II -Targets in Britain -Air fields -Timing -Red Cross -Israelis The President talked with Moorer between 12:56 and 12:58 pm. [Conversation No. 338-31A] [See Conversation No. 24-59] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Blockade -Moorer -Public support -Rogers -Statements -Subcabinet briefing -Statements -Subcabinet -Support -Columnists -"Hawks" -Kissinger meeting -Richard (“Dick”) Wilson -William S. White -Alsop -Evans -Soviet Summit -Cancellation -Possibility -President's decision -Plans -Cancellation Conv. No. 338-31 (cont.)
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-31 (cont.)
-Timing -A statement -Rogers -Postponement -President's Vietnam policies -Impact -Blockade -Impact -North Vietnam offensive -Possibility of South Vietnam defeat -US options -US Marines -Military exercises -South Vietnam operations -I Corps -Hue -Air strikes -B-52 sorties -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Intensity -Impact on North Vietnam -Compared with World War I artillery barrages -Abrams -Use of air power -Command structure -Forthcoming meeting [Unintelligible] Kissinger and Haig left at 1:12 pm.
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conversation No. 338-32 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:12 and 1:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Rose Mary Woods (?). Meeting with the President -Weather
Conversation No. 338-33 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown after 1:12 and before 1:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person. [Unintelligible] The unknown person left at an unknown time before 1:17 pm.
Conversation No. 338-34 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:12 and 1:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. Vietnam -Blockade -Implementation -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-34 (cont.) -Meeting with John C. Stennis -Support for President President's schedule -Florida trip -Soviet Summit -Cancellation -Timing -President's handling Vietnam -Blockade -Demonstrations -Size -Cambodian invasion -Kent State -Support -Scope -Extent -Wires
Conversation No. 338-35 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 1:17-2:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Vietnam -Blockade -Support for the President -Messages -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Thomas A. Pappas
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25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-35 (cont.) BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 17s ]
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-President's speech -Pappas's response -Mrs. Nixon -Response -Pappas's response -Calls -Taft Schreiber's response -Max M. Fisher -Leonard Garment -President's demeanor -Press reports -Television coverage -James D. Hughes -Woods's brother -Report on call-ins -Soviet Summit -Cancellation -Public opinion -President's speech -Offers for Soviets -People's Republic of China [PRC] ships The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger at an unknown time between 1:17 and 2:00 pm. [Conversation No. 338-35A]
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-35 (cont.) Vietnam -Air strikes -PRC ships -Damage -Reports [End of telephone conversation] President's schedule -Camp David -Dinner for Duke Law School classmates -Lewis F. Powell, Jr. -Dance -Years of attendance -Reunion picture An unidentified woman -Previous conversation with Woods Vietnam -Blockade -President's speech -References to people of Soviet Union, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, US -References to Soviet Union Soviet Union -Possible Summit cancellation -Responsibility for India-Pakistan war -Cuba -Policies toward Vietnam -Summit President's policies -Necessity of victory in Vietnam North Vietnam goals The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 1:17 and 2:00 pm. [Conversation No. 338-3B]
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-35 (cont.) Vietnam -Press release -Public support for he President -Kissinger -Soviet Summit -Publicity for President's position -Charles W. Colson -Albert E. Sindlinger poll [End of telephone conversation] Pro-Palestinian Arab guerrillas -Hijacking of Belgian plane -Demands -Rescue -Deaths President's Vietnam policies -Need for strong leadership -President's speech on the blockade -Opponents -Interviews with George Washington University students -Woods’s view -President's support for John F. Kennedy in missile crisis -Compared with Edward M. Kennedy -Support -Woods’s brother-in-law -Credit -Compared with John F. Kennedy -Second coming of Christ -John the Baptist -Saint Paul -Saint Peter -Absalom An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 1:17 pm. Drinks The President’s schedule
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-35 (cont.) The unknown man left at an unknown time before 2:00 pm.
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Manolo Sanchez -Popularity among White House staff
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Soviet Summit -Possible cancellation -Mrs. Nixon -Timing -Likelihood -Consequences
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29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-35 (cont.) BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 3m 8s ]
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Soviets -The President’s view -Summit -US public opinion -The President’s view Vietnam -President's previous speech on the blockade -Preparation time -Challenge in delivering speech -Support -Telephone call from Jack Cauley [sp?] -Southern Pines, North Carolina -Public support -Stakes for US -Compared with England, France -Possible communist world domination -Woods’s view -Nelson A. Rockefeller and Ronald W. Reagan -Telephone calls -John N. Mitchell Rockefeller -Quality of support Reagan -Woods’s view -The President’s view Rockefeller
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-35 (cont.) -The President’s view Ann Whitman -Invitation to White House -Dinner -Evening -Dinner for Mexican representatives -Tables -Setting -Woods’s view -Son -Rockefeller -Accomodations White House dinners -Rockefeller -W. Kenneth Riland -Woods -Marina von N. Whitman -Next state dinner -Evening at the White House -Timing -California -Miami -Plans -Frank A. Sinatra -"The Godfather" -Fred Waring -Movie evening with movie stars Time of day Woods left at 2:00 pm.
Conversation No. 338-36 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown after 2:00 and before 4:40 pm Location: Executive Office Building
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) The President met with an unknown person. Greeting The unknown person left at an unknown time before 4:40 pm.
Conversation No. 338-37 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:22 and 11:32 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 24-72]
Conversation No. 338-38 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: Between 11:32 and 11:33 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 24-73]
Conversation No. 338-39 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: Between 11:34 and 11:35 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox.
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01)
[See Conversation No. 24-74; one item has been withdrawn from this conversation]
Conversation No. 338-40 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:35 and 11:43 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman (?).
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President's schedule -Breakfast meeting with Wilbur D. Mills -Meeting with Nikolai S. Patolichev -Mills -Reference to Harry S. Truman
Conversation No. 338-41 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: 11:43 am-12:40 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Charles W. Colson and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01)
Vietnam -Blockade -Press reports -Confusion -President's meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Discussion -Polish language and Russian language -Soviet summit -Cancellation -Henry A. Kissinger -Public response -Blockade -Polls -Wilbur D. Mills -Comments about Harry S. Truman -Democrats -Opinion Research Corporation [ORC] poll -Network coverage -Albert E. Sindlinger and ORC polls -New York Times and Washington Post coverage -New York Times advertisement -Drafting -Sindlinger (?) -Hugh Scott and Robert P. Griffin -Television appearance -Defense of the President The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:43 and 11:49 am. [Conversation No. 338-41A] [See Conversation No. 24-75] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Blockade -Supporters of the President -Criticism of Democrats
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-41 (cont.) -Scott -Defense of the President -Notification of Senate -Possible leaks -Military considerations -Opponents -The President’s view -Scott -John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson -Roles in Vietnam -Opposing senators -Network coverage -Melvin R. Laird press conference -Television coverage -Scott -Rhetoric -Press conference -Criticism of media -Effect on Capitol Hill The President talked with Scott between 11:49 and 11:51 am. [Conversation No. 338-41B] [See Conversation No. 24-76] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Blockade -Public support -Radio shows -Local polls -Publicity efforts The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:51 and 11:56 am. [Conversation No. 338-41C] [See Conversation No. 24-77]
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-41 (cont.) [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Blockade -Public opinion -Change -Polls -Increase -Glenn J. Beall, Jr. -Call to Colson -Montgomery County, Maryland -Change in opinion -Richard S. Schweiker -Support for the President -Spontaneity -Networks -Criticism -Scott, Griffin -Report on polls -Criticism -Credit -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Frank Stanton -Reports -Hue battle -CBS -Dan Rather -Howard K. Smith -Qualified support -Meeting with Kissinger -Democratic critics -Mervin Field poll -Los Angeles Times -Approval rating -Conclusion The President talked with Griffin between 11:56 and 11:57 am. [Conversation No. 338-41D]
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-41 (cont.) [See Conversation No. 24-78] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Blockade -Public support -A letter -Polls -Scott and Griffin -Today show -Face the Nation appearance -Local polls -Church -National City Christian Church [Washington, DC] -Lyndon B. Johnson -Minister -Support for the President -Letter to the President -Church service invitation -Denomination -Whittier, California -Doctrine -Compared with Presbyterians -Location -Lyndon B. Johnson -Thomas Circle [Washington, DC] -Press reports -Warnings of possible World War III -People's Republic of China [PRC] protests -Effect on foreign policy -President's PRC trip -Soviet Summit -Progress -Letter to the President -Parents of killed-in-action [KIA] -Parents of Air Force enlistee -Public support -Tone -Bakersfield City Council -Democrats
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-41 (cont.) -Letter and wires to the President -President, Dakota State College, Madison, South Dakota -College president -National Rifle Association [NRA] -Power -Cuban exiles -Rolando (?) Espinosa of Miami -Cubans -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo -Letters to the President -Mufreesboro, Tennessee parents of enlistee -College Republicans -Scottsdale College -Democrats, liberals -Carl and Edna [Surname unknown] -President, Central Missouri State College -Warren [Surname unknown] -Louis P. Harris poll -Results -Sindlinger and ORC polls -Publicity -Messages to the President -Democrats -Max Barash -Poem -Young woman -Television -Western Union -Frank L. Rizzo -James Drury -William E. Brock, III -John Wayne -Omar N. Bradley -Mrs. Bradley -Democratic affiliation -Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor -Letters to Congressmen -Number -Number for the President -Ratio -Messages to the White House
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-41 (cont.) -Democrats -Silence -George S. McGovern -Statements -Hubert H. Humphrey -Statements -Barry M. Goldwater statement -Dr. Carl McIntyre -Rally for the President -John Birch Society -Statement -Democrats in Congress -Impeachment resolution -John Conyers, Jr. -Ronald V. Dellums -Bella S. Abzug -William Ryan -Shirley Chisholm -Emanuel Celler’s view -Protests -Prayer vigil -[Forename unknown] Murphy -Location -Purpose -The President’s view -Criticism by a doctor -Madison, Wiscosin -Size -Albuquerque protesters -Haldeman’s view -Television coverage -Appearance -Slogans -Demonstrations -Radicalism -Moderates -Alienation -Cambodia -Kent State -Wisconsin -University of Minnesota
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-41 (cont.) -Prayer vigil -Harold E. Hughes -Paul N. McCloskey -Abzug -Edward M. Kennedy -Alan Cranston -Kennedy -William P. Rogers -Meeting with the President -Reason -A press story -John B. Connally -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Kissinger -Business Council -Testimony -Press conference -Handling -Meeting with the President -Purpose -Press conference -Handling -Answer to Soviets -Handling -Laird -Congress -Legislation -Funds predictability -Rogers -Administration line -Soviet Summit -Eagerness to make an appearance -Laird -Kissinger -Legislative funds cut-off -Senate -House of Representatives -Peace offer -Offensive military action Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time after 11:57 am.
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-41 (cont.) [Converstion No. 338-41E] -Copy of Congressional resolution -Location [End of telephone conversation] -Offensive capability -Surveillance -Kissinger -Delays -Blockade -Soviet reply -Statement -Summit possibility -Meeting with Patolichev -Democrats -Polls -Results -Field -Questions -US stakes in Vietnam -Communists -Support -Scott -Beall -Frank F. Church The President talked to an unknown person at an unknown time before 12:40 pm. [Conversation No. 338-41F] Kissinger’s location -Meeting [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Public relations -Advertisements
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-41 (cont.) -Herbert G. Klein -Republican publications -Attacks on media -Network executives and editors -Propaganda -News stories Rockefeller -Talk with the President -New York Times story -Terence Cardinal Cooke -News stories -American Broadcasting Company [ABC] -Washington Post -New York Times A news story -Ronald L. Ziegler -Polls -Telegrams and letters Vietnam -President's policies -Polls -Publicity -Questions -Results -Change in opinion -Support for the President -Hawkish sentiment -Percentages -Compared with Cambodian action
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42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-41 (cont.) END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7 ********************************************************************** Vietnam -Blockade -Support for the President -Laird -Rogers -International law -Kissinger -Meeting with Congressional leaders -Schedule Colson and Haldeman left at 12:40 pm.
Conversation No. 338-42 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:04 and 12:51 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the files.
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Henry A. Kissinger entered at 12:51 pm.
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01)
Vietnam -Air strikes -Report -Bridges -Damage -Soviet Summit -Haiphong Harbor -Instructions -Soviet ships H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 12:53 pm. -Damage -Bridges -Petroleum, oils, and lubricants [POL] -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. cable -USS Newport News -Shelling -Air strikes -POL -Power plants -Destruction -Impact -Le Duc Tho (?) -Blockade -Soviet protests -Mines -Soviet shipping -People's Republic of China [PRC] -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -Propaganda efforts -Leaflets -North Vietnam offensive -An Loc -Casualties -Kontum -An Loc -Tanks -Destruction -Number
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-42 (cont.) An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 12:53 pm. Refreshments The unknown person left at an unknown time before 1:12 pm. Vietnam -Air strikes -Intensity Soviet Union -German treaties -Relations with Hanoi -North Vietnam public statements -Tone Vietnam -William P. Rogers -Public statements -Contents -Kissinger’s view -Press conference -Meeting with the President -Purpose -Advisability -Purpose -Legality of blockade -Soviet reply -Legislation on Vietnam -President's peace offer -Soviet statements -Melvin R. Laird -Rogers -Public statements -Legality -Criticism of Soviets -Peace offer -Interpretation -Kissinger’s view -Forthcoming testimony on Capitol Hill
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-42 (cont.) -Business Council -Press conference -Blockade -Soviet ships -Kissinger’s previous conversation with Jerzy Michalowski -Soviet public statements -Tone -President's Soviet trip [Soviet Summit] -Warsaw stopover -Approval -Significance -Announcement -Kissinger meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Summit -Camp David -Possible incident concerning Soviet ships -President's meeting with Nikolai S. Patolichev -Soviet response to President's previous speech -US air strikes -Limitations -Air strikes -Damage -Soviet Summit -Cancellation -Likelihood -German treaties -Ratification -Willy Brandt’s role -Plenary sessions -US position -President's meeting with Foreign Trade Minister [Patolichev] -Cancellation -Likelihood -President's meeting with Patolichev -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Significance -Soviet Union, Iran comparison -Mohammed Reza Tahlavi [Shah of Iran] -Kissinger meeting with Dobrynin -Purpose -Rogers
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-42 (cont.) -Public statements -Administration line -Soviet response -Advisability -Kissinger’s view -Effect Kissinger left at 1:12 pm. Vietnam -Soviet Summit -Cancellation -Timing -Soviet intentions -President's position -Cancellation -US reactions -Public opinion -President's critics -Haldeman’s view -President's press conference -Scheduling -Timing -Soviet summit -News reports -Robert B. Semple, Jr. -John B. Connally -New York Times -John F. Osborne -Wall Street Journal -Effect
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47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 338-42 (cont.) ********************************************************************** President's schedule -Camp David -Meeting with Rogers -Meeting with Wilbur D. Mills -Camp David Vietnam -Support for the President Haldeman left at 1:29 pm.
Conversation No. 338-43 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:29 and 1:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. President's schedule -Visit with Manolo Sanchez -Car
Conversation No. 338-44 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:29 and 1:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. President's schedule -Visit with Manolo Sanchez -Car