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Date: 
Feb 16, 1971 - Feb 17, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 450-26 Date: February 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:56 am and 8:58 am Location: Unknown Unknown people met [It appears that a meeting already in progress in a room near the Oval Office was recorded by the Oval Office recording system] Corporation for Public Broadcasting -Cost of living increase -Congressional committees Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 8:58 am
Conversation No. 450-1 Date: February 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 7:56 am and 8:58 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield White House taping system -Operation -Purpose -Cabinet Room -Butterfield -Operation -Monitoring -Knowledge of system -H. R. (Bob) Haldeman -The President -Secret Service Butterfield left at an unknown time before 8:58 am
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 450-2 Date: February 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 7:56 am and 8:58 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man Schedule -Melvin R. Laird -Cabinet meeting The unknown man left at an unknown time before 8:58 am
Conversation No. 450-3 Date: February 16, 1971 Time: 8:58 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator Call to Mrs. B. Everett Jordan
Conversation No. 450-4 Date: February 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:58 am and 9:17 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man Schedule The unknown man left at an unknown time before 9:17 am
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 450-5 Date: February 16, 1971 Time: 9:17 am - 9:19 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Mrs. B. Everett Jordan B. Everett Jordan -Health
Conversation No. 450-6 Date: February 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:19 am and 9:35 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man [Stephen B. Bull?] Schedule -Lieutenant General Vernon A. Walters -William P. Rogers -George W. Wilson The unknown man [Bull?] left at an unknown time before 9:35 am
Conversation No. 450-7 Date: February 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:19 am and 9:35 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man [Stephen B. Bull?]
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Schedule The unknown man [Bull?] left at an unknown time before 9:35 am Conversation No. 450-8 Date: February 16, 1971 Time: 9:35 am - 10:10 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Lieutenant General Vernon A. Walters Greetings
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SPAIN Marjorie P. Acker entered at 9:45 am Acker left at 10:00 am
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Lam Son -Walters view -Ho Chi Minh Trail -South Vietnamese Army -Background -Bombing
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Walters future -Possible assignments -White House -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -Richard M. Helms -Army -CIA [General conversation] Walters left at 10:10 am
Conversation No. 450-9 Date: February 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:10 am and 10:28 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown woman Schedule The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 10:28 am
Conversation No. 450-10 Date: February 16, 1971 Time: 10:28 am - 10:49 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman; an unknown man [Alexander P. Butterfield?] was present at the beginning of the meeting Previous Cabinet meeting -Melvin R. Laird
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Briefing -Duration -Compared to Henry A. Kissinger -William P. Rogers -Butterfield -Role -Instructions for future -Length of meeting Conv. No. 450-8 (cont.) -Carl Wallace -John B. Connally -Length of meeting -Problems -Number of people at meeting -Reduction -William L. Safire -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Rank of attendees -Elliot L. Richardson -Attendance of subordinate -Robert J. Brown -Kenneth R. Cole, Jr. -Role in future scheduling -Impact -George P. Shultz -Caspar W. (Cap) Weinberger -George H. W. Bush -John D. Ehrlichman -Cole -Need for reduction -Problems -Key staff participation -Future meetings -Compared to other staff meetings -National Security Council [NSC] meetings -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Price -Safire -Ronald L. Ziegler -Speech writers -John K. Andrews, Jr. [?] -Dr. Edward E. David, Jr.
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Peter G. Peterson -Richard M. Helms -Robert J. Dole -Paul W. McCracken -Clark MacGregor -William E. Timmons -Herbert G. Klein -Safire -Weinberger -Budget -Key White House staff -Instructions for future meetings -Attendance -Agnew -Limitations -Bush Files -President -Haldeman -Content -Tape records -Use White House taping system -Knowledge of
Conv. No. 450-10 (cont.)
The unknown man [Butterfield?] left at an unknown time before 10:49 am; Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:28 am Schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 10:49 am Medal of Honor ceremony Press conferences -Preparation -Staff responsibilities -Frequency -Television press conferences -Advantages and disadvantages
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Questions European trip -Robert H. Finch and Donald H. Rumsfeld -Wives -List of attendees -Travel arrangements -Air Force planes -Use by Ehrlichman and Shultz -Agnew -Use -Wives of party -Presidents policy -Haldeman Schedule -Patrick J. Buchanan -Haldeman -Leonard Garment [?] -Content of State of World message [?] -Congress -Timmons -Walter Scheel -Staff meeting tomorrow -Ehrlichman -Shultz -State of World message -Arrangements -Timing -Weekly schedule -Events -Quadriad meeting -News summaries -Delivery to President -Weekends -Newport, Rhode Island event Haldeman left at 10:49 am
Conv. No. 450-10 (cont.)
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 450-11 Date: February 16, 1971 Time: 10:49 am - 11:03 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger Dinner for Jean Monnet -Telegram from the President -Impact -Kissingers schedule Conv. No. 450-10 (cont.)
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CIENFUEGOS
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The Presidents meeting with Lieutenant General Vernon A. Walters -Kissinger follow-up -Presidents instructions -Robert C. Hill -Message from the President to General Francisco Franco -Walters report back to the President Presidents press conference on February 17, 1971 -Vietnam -North Vietnamese troops -Location and number
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Cienfuegos -Anti-ballistic missiles -Safeguard -Melvin R. Laird announcement -Presidents decision Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Multiple Independently-Targeted Reentry Vehicle [MIRV] Conv. No. 450-11 (cont.) -SS-9 -Intelligence estimates -Technology -Effect on United States-Soviet negotiations -New Soviet efforts -SS-9 slowdown -Kissingers belief -Public comments by the President -United States arms control position -Public comments by the President -Anti-ballistic Missile [ABM] -Arms limitation -Offensive/defensive weapons link -Future SALT negotiations -Vienna -Kissingers recommendation
Schedule -Press conference -Foreign policy report to Congress -Kissinger Vietnam -Troop activities -Lam Son operation -South Vietnamese Army -Enemy resistance -Artillery -Press accounts Kissinger left at 11:03 am
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 450-12 Date: February 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:03 am and 11:04 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man [Stephen B. Bull?] Schedule -Barber shop -George P. Shultz The President and the unknown man [Bull?] left at 11:04 am
Conv. No. 450-11 (cont.)
Conversation No. 450-13 Date: February 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:04 am and 11:24 am Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service] met The Presidents location The unknown people [Secret Service] left at an unknown time before 11:24 am
Conversation No. 450-14 Date: February 16, 1971 Time: Unknown after 11:24 am until 12:12 pm Location: Oval Office
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with John D. Ehrlichman and George P. Shultz [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress] Monetary policy -Balance of payments problems -American Enterprise Institute statement -Past crises -News summaries -Henry A. Kissinger role -Foreign policy -International monetary system -Presidents view -Price of gold -Need for competent handling -Peter G. Peterson -Role -International monetary policy -White House position -Quotas -Peterson -Committees -William P. Rogers -Shultz -Peter M. Flanigans role -Lockheed -Rolls Royce -John B. Connally -Role -David Packard -Laotian Special Action group -Kissinger -Council of Economic Advisors -Petersons role -Connally -Shultz -Troika -Access to the President -Quadriad -[Forename unknown] Parker -Peterson -Paul A. Volcker
Conv. No. 450-12 (cont.)
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Budget preparations -1972 State of the Union message -Preparation -Departments and agencies -Ehrlichman -Timing -Tax reform -Connally -Shultzs efforts -Defense budget -Possible problem -Additional funding -United States-Soviet Union relations -Timing -Effect on Vietnam withdrawal Public Works projects -Public relations -Administration efforts -Editorials -Letters -Budgetary problems -Funding -John C. Whitaker study -Allocation of resources [General conversation] Ehrlichman and Shultz left at 12:12 pm
Conv. No. 450-14 (cont.)
Conversation No. 450-15 Date: February 16, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:12 pm and 12:13 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 12:13 pm
Conv. No. 450-14 (cont.) Conversation No. 450-16 Date: February 16, 1971 [?] Time: Unknown between 12:12 pm and 12:13 pm [?] Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown woman Gift list -Kenneth M. Crosby -Robert H. Abplanalp The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 12:13 pm
Conversation No. 450-17 Date: February 16, 1971 [?] Time: 12:13 pm - 12:16 pm [?] Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Unknown person from California -John D. Ehrlichman -Schedule The President and Haldeman left at 12:16 pm
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 450-18 Date: February 16, 1971 [?] Time: Unknown between 12:16 pm and 11:59 pm [?] Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service] met The Presidents location The unknown people [Secret Service] left at an unknown time before 11:59 pm Conv. No. 450-16 (cont.)
Conversation No. 450-19 Date: February 17, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:00 am and 4:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler Forthcoming press conference -Timing Ziegler left at an unknown time before 4:04 pm
Conversation No. 450-20 Date: February 17, 1971 Time: 4:04 pm - 4:51 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with unknown members of the press [General conversation]
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Set-up [A transcript of the following portion of this conversation appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1971, pp. 158-169] [End of transcribed portion] Format of press conference -Suggestions -Future press conferences -Ronald L. Ziegler -Location -Networks Anecdote [General conversation/Unintelligible] White House intern -Educational background The unknown members of the press left at 4:51 pm
Conversation No. 450-21 Date: February 17, 1971 Time: 4:52 pm - 5:24 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Walter Scheel, William P. Rogers, and Henry A. Kissinger; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting Introductions Refreshments Europe -Presidents position
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Questions regarding Europe -Presidents previous press conference -Foreign policy report to Congress -Rogers role -Melvin R. Lairds role -Rogers negotiations -East/West relations -Middle East -Other areas of concern -Compared to Europe -Presidents press conference -Southeast Asia Germany -US-German relations -Germany-Eastern Europe relations -US position -National Security Council [NSC] meetings -Content -Berlin negotiations -Bonn/Moscow negotiations -Forthcoming German elections -Berlin problem -Status -German position -Western allies -Soviet Union -Position on Berlin -Status -German position -Goals -Concessions -Berlins situation -Isolation -Presidents view -Efforts -German position -Western allies -Warsaw Pact Gifts
Conv. No. 450-20 (cont.)
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Scheel left at 5:19 pm Scheels comments -Follow-up discussion -German policies -German political situation Conv. No. 450-21 (cont.) Rogers left at 5:22 pm -Berlin negotiations -Soviet tactics -Presidents view
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Presidents press conference -The Presidents handling -Vietnam -Presidents comments -Cuban question -Kissingers view ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [National Security] [Duration: 8s ]
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CUBA
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20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Ziegler left at 5:26 pm
Conversation No. 450-23 Date: February 17, 1971 Time: 5:26 pm - 5:53 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman and Daniel J. Evans; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting Supersonic Transport [SST] -Presidents position -Impact on economy -Importance -Administration efforts Hanford nuclear reactor -Office of Management and Budget [OMB] -Funding -George P. Shultz -Status -Evans meeting with Donald B. Rice -Evans concerns -Seattle power supply -OMB decision -Evans efforts -Funding -Effect in Washington state -Funding -Evans view -Employment -Future developments -Administration efforts -Caspar W. (Cap) Weinberger -Budget
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Revenue sharing -Administrations position -Importance to people -Importance to local and state government -Problems -Benefits -Federal bureaucracy -Increases in local debt -Opposition by establishment -Welfare reform -Effect -Administrations efforts
Conv. No. 450-23 (cont.)
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Evans left at an unknown time before 5:53 pm Health insurance -Health maintenance organizations [HMO] -The Vice Presidents position -Edgar F. Kaiser -Presidents position -Kaiser Permanente Plan -Focus Appointments -Law Enforcement Assistance Administration [LEAA] -Myles J. Ambrose -John N. Mitchells view
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Richard G. Kleindienst -John B. Connally -Jerris Leonard -David Norman -Peter M. Flanigan -Work effectiveness -Efforts -Role -William P. Rogers -Michael Collins -Air and Space Museum -Judgeship for unknown men -Wallace H. Johnson -Thomas J. Dodd -Kleindienst -Dr. James R. Schlesinger -Rogers C. B. Mortons view -Ambassadorial positions -Flanigan -John W. Rollins -Frank J. Shakespeare -Fred J. Russell -Qualifications Revenue sharing -Administration efforts -Democrats -Hubert H. Humphrey -Conversation with Ehrlichman -Legislation -Possible conversation with President Previous press conference -Domestic policy Revenue sharing -Administrations position -Clark R. Mollenhoff -Public support Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 5:26 pm
Conv. No. 450-23 (cont.)
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Schedule -Dr. W. Kenneth Riland -Instructions -Henry A. Kissinger -Rose Mary Woods Bull left at an unknown time before 5:53 pm Farm policy -Robert J. Dole -Efforts -White House gala -Compared to White House Labor dinner -Possible program -Public relations -Film -Hyde Park -Possible appointment -Importance of farmers and farm vote -Dole -Support for President -Staff assignment -John C. Whitaker -Dole Wage and price controls -Shultz -Cost of Living Council [COLC] action -Herbert Stein -Administration position -Wage controls -Construction -John T. Dunlop -George W. Romney -James M. Hutton, III -Businessmen Schedule Media -Los Angeles Times Conv. No. 450-23 (cont.)
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Ehrlichman left at 5:53 pm
Conversation No. 450-24 Conv. No. 450-23 (cont.) Date: February 17, 1971 Time: 5:53 pm - 5:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Dwight L. Chapin Schedule Signatures Chapin left at 5:59 pm Conversation No. 450-25 Date: February 17, 1971 Time: 6:20 pm - 6:32 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Schedule -Arrangements for greeting foreign dignitary -Locations -The Presidents comments -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson Foundation speech Robert J. Dole Access to the President -Henry A. Kissinger Press conference -Value
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Conduct -Press -Clark R. Mollenhoff -Friends versus enemies -Kansas City Star ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Privacy] [Duration: 1m 18s ]
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Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 6:21 pm White House gifts -Type -Robert H. Abplanalp -Harry L. (Bing) Crosby [?] -Type -Glasses -Press -Abplanalp -List Press conference -Format -Preparation -Benefit -Use of television -Reporters comments -Follow-up -Use of film -Format -Preparation -Value
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Schedule -Woodrow Wilson Foundation -Remarks by the President -Preparation Press conference -Coverage by media -Thomas E. Jarriel -Air time -Coverage by media -Length -Use of notes -Use of transcript -Format -News stories -Laos -Integration -Israel -Construction industry -Format -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Benefits -Lyndon B. Johnson -Media perception -Peter Lisagor -Los Angeles Times intern Haldeman and Ziegler left at 6:32 pm
Conv. No. 450-25 (cont.)