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Date: 
Feb 25, 2009
Location: 
Oval Office
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Conversation No. 458-1 Date: February 25, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:11 am and 11:00 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress] National Governors Conference dinner -George C. Wallace
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Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 11:00 am
Conversation No. 458-2 Date: February 25, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:11 am and 3:20 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people [radio technicians] met Technical problems -Logistics -The Presidents schedule
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The President entered at 10:56 am Logistics [The President recorded his Radio Address About Second Annual Foreign Policy Report to the Congress] [A transcript of the final version of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1971, pp. 212-218] [End of transcribed portion] Technical problems -Re-recording of speech segment [The President re-recorded a portion of his radio address] [A transcript of the final version of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1971, pp. 212-218] [End of transcribed portion] The President left at 11:50 am Technical problems [General conversation] Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 3:20 pm
Conversation No. 458-3 Date: February 25, 1971 Time: 3:28 pm - 3:35 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield
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The Presidents schedule -Thomas S. Kleppe -Glenda L. (Gompf) Kleppe -George Renercomb -Picture taking Butterfield left at 3:35 pm
Conversation No. 458-4 Date: February 25, 1971 Time: 3:35 pm - 3:46 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with George Renercomb, Thomas S. Kleppe, Glenda L. (Gompf) Kleppe, Jill Kleppe, Jane Kleppe, Gladys Anderson, Ruth Edick, Anthony G. Chase, Arthur H. Singer, Marshall J. Parker, Jack Eachon, Jr., Arthur McZier, Howard Russell, Einar Johnson, Dr. Wilfred J. Garvin, John A. (Jack) Knebel, Loren J. Rivard, Raymond E. Stull, Milton R. Young, Patricia M. (Burne) Young, Robert J. Dole, Silvio O. Conte, Joseph L. (Joe) Evins, Christine Gallagher, Lacey Sharp, Dorothy A. Kabis, Reverend Magnus Lutnass, Rogers C. B. Morton, Clark MacGregor, and Maurice H. Stans Introductions [General conversation] Swearing-in ceremony -T. S. Kleppe -MacGregor -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Oath of Office -Expression of thanks -Goals of Small Business Administration [SBA] -SBA loans -California earthquake -Presentation of gifts by the President [General conversation]
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Renercomb, et al. left at 3:46 pm Conversation No. 458-5 Date: February 25, 1971 Time: Unknown after 3:46 pm until 4:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull The Presidents schedule -Felipe Herrera -Ashley Hewitt Herrera, Charls E. Walker, Henry J. Costanzo, and Hewitt entered and Bull left at 3:48 pm; members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting Greetings -Herrera -Walker -Costanzo Herrera -Previous meeting with the President -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Tenure at Inter-American Development Bank [IADB] -University education United States-Latin American relations -Chile -History -Education -Herreras return to Chile -University -IADB -US contribution -Administration views -Presidents statement -Congress -Albert A. Gore, Sr. -Loan policy
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-IADB loan assistance -Compared to World Bank -Bolivia -Paraguay -Honduras -Haiti -Caribbean nations -The Presidents trip to Chile in 1967 -United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization [UNESCO] Gifts -Presentation of Material from IADB -Presentation of gifts by the President -Photograph -Presidents foreign policy report -Cuff links Farewells Herrera, Costanzo, and Hewitt left at an unknown time before 4:05 pm Public relations -US-Latin American relations -Administration position -Walkers statements -Americas partnership -Peaceful change -Stability -Importance -Private capital -Importance of aid -Presidents view -Dignity of all countries -Self-reliance John B. Connally Farewells Walker left at 4:05 pm
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Conversation No. 458-6 Date: February 25, 1971 Time: 4:05 pm - unknown before 4:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield The Presidents schedule -Joe D. Waggonner, Jr. -J. M. Menefee Butterfield left at an unknown time before 4:07 pm
Conv. No. 458-5 (cont.)
Conversation No. 458-7 Date: February 25, 1971 Time: 4:07 pm - 4:34 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Joe D. Waggonner, Jr., J. M. Menefee, John C. Whitaker, and Richard K. Cook; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting Greetings -Photograph Oil production -Louisiana -Menefees briefing -Offshore -Onshore -Menefees background Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 4:07 pm
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Refreshments Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:34 pm Oil production in Louisiana -Menefees background -Appointment -Earl K. Long -Louisiana Department of Conservation -History -Methods of regulation -Hearings -Oil prices -Figures of production -Productivity -Problems of increased production -Number of wells -Production -Texas -Compared to Louisiana -Computer data -Personnel -Menefees work -Figures of production -Presidents view -Administration position -General George A. Lincoln -Whitaker -Menefees goal -Whitaker -Possible meeting -State-owned oil land -Oil depletion allowance -Administration position -Marginal drilling -William Proxmire -John B. Connally -Oil people -Increased Louisiana production The Presidents presentation of gifts
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Possible meeting -Whitaker -Paul W. McCracken -Lincoln -Elmer F. Bennett Farewells Conv. No. 458-7 (cont.) Waggonner, et al. left at 4:34 pm
Conversation No. 458-8 Date: February 25, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:34 pm and 4:42 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person [Dwight L. Chapin] The Presidents schedule -Milton C. Rose -David M. Kennedy -Forthcoming White House reception -John Quincy Adams portrait -Presidents attendance -Seating arrangements -Adams -Andrew Oliver -Number of guests -Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixon -Press coverage -Astronaut dinner -Seating -Program -Hole-in-one club -William L. Safire -Hugh M. Downs -Arnold D. Palmer -Billy Casper
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-Astronaut dinner -Presidents remarks -Remarks of astronauts -Location -Presentation of medals -The Presidents remarks -Camp David -John B. Connally -Accommodations -Astronaut dinner -Dr. [Forename unknown] Isles [sp?] -Rose Mary Woods -Possible invitation -Background -Apollo 14 role -Presidents position The unknown person [Chapin] left at an unknown time before 4:42 pm
Conv. No. 458-7 (cont.)
Conversation No. 458-9 Date: February 25, 1971 Time: 4:42 pm - 5:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Milton C. Rose
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Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 4:34 pm Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:05 pm
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Cancer program Conv. No. 458-8 (cont.) -Administrations program -Elmer H. Bobst -Possible appointment -Research -Bobst -The Presidents schedule -Possible visit -Communications -United States Secret Service -Previous visit to Nelson A. Rockefellers house -Logistics
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Personnel -Leonard Garment -Role -Minorities -Arts -Civil rights Forthcoming White House ceremony
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-John Quincy Adams portrait -Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixons role -Attendees -Descendants of Adams -Presentation -James Monroes portrait Conv. No. 458-9 (cont.) ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 26s ]
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Forthcoming White House ceremony -Roses possible attendance -Roses previous visit White House portraits -Dolley P. T. Madison -John F. Kennedy -Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis -Kennedy -Andrew Wyeth Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:34 pm The Presidents schedule -Invitation to Rose -White House ceremony Bull left at an unknown time before 5:05 pm Roses schedule
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Presentation of gifts by the President -Donald McI. Kendall [General conversation] Rose left at 5:05 pm Conv. No. 458-9 (cont.)
Conversation No. 458-10 Date: February 25, 1971 Time: 5:05 pm - 5:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with David M. Kennedy and General Alexander M. Haig, Jr.; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting Greetings -Introductions Kennedys forthcoming trip to Vietnam -Travel schedule -Vietnam -Indonesia -Micronesia An unknown woman [Nellie L. Yates] entered at an unknown time after 5:05 pm -Length of flight -Length of trip The unknown woman [Yates] left at an unknown time before 5:43 pm -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Assistance -Goals of trip -Economic conditions -Evaluation -US officials
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-South Vietnamese officials -Vietnamese economic policy -Post-withdrawal problems -South Vietnamese domestic problems -Economic policy United States aid program to Vietnam -General Nguyen Van Thieu -Kennedys conversation with Thieu -Presidents policy -Economic aid -Military aid -Importance of economic policy -Compared to Korea -Economics -Evaluation -Ability of South Vietnamese to manage their economy -Different assessments -Possible solutions -US advisory group -Kennedy -Presidents concern -Post-withdrawal problems -Goal of Kennedys trip -Personnel evaluation -South Vietnamese officials -Bunker -Presidents fear -South Vietnamese economy -Communists Kennedys trip to Vietnam -Goals -Haigs view -Location of expertise -[Forename unknown] Cooper -South Vietnamese officials -Vietnamese election -Thieu -Possible effect of economic policy -US aid
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-State Department -US goal -Economic self-sufficiency -Ability of South Vietnamese -United States staff in Vietnam -Economists -General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Compared to Korea -Henry J. Tasca -Bert S. Cross -Need for more economic knowledge -South Vietnamese -Vietnam -Corruption -Vietnamese economy -World Bank -International Monetary Fund [IMF] -Asian respect for age -Bunker -Possible US economic advisors -Cross -Robert C. Tyson -Possible position -Geneva Conference role United States economic advice -Business -Expertise -State Department -Economic expertise -Maurice H. Stans -Commercial attaché -State Department view -Presidents view -Kennedys role -William P. Rogers -U. Alexis Johnson -Importance of economics -Foreign service -Presidents view
Conv. No. 458-10 (cont.)
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Kennedys forthcoming trip to Indonesia -Commercial attaché -Kennedys goals -Evaluation -American businessmen Kennedys forthcoming trip to Micronesia -Self government -Presidents view -Kennedys forthcoming trip -Hawaii -Presidents position -Okinawa -Haigs view -Xenophobia -Size -Guam -Hawaii -Relationship with United States -Role of Peace Corps -Kennedy speeches -Future -Welfare -US aid Kennedys forthcoming trip to Hong Kong -Meeting with Chinese businessmen -Harold Lee -Kennedy -Lees views -Forthcoming cable from the President to Lee -Background -J. William Fulbright Marjorie P. Acker entered at an unknown time after 5:05 pm -Cable from the President -Rose Mary Woods -Meeting with Kennedy -Lees views -US-Chinese relationship
Conv. No. 458-10 (cont.)
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Acker left at an unknown time before 5:43 pm -Trade -Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Taiwan contacts -Consul General -Kennedys schedule -Kennedys entourage -Department of Treasury personnel -Department of State personnel -Economists -Linden Johnson (American businessman) -Possible meeting with Kennedy Kennedys forthcoming trip to Far East -Singapore -Briefing -Lee Kuan Yew -Presidents view -Compared to Malaysia -Kennedys meeting with Yew -The President -US-Singapore relations -Military -Kennedys conversations with foreign leaders -Report to the President -Confidentiality -Reasons -Military survey team Kennedys possible trip to Thailand -Kennedys conversation with Thai leaders Conv. No. 458-10 (cont.)
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THAILAND
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THAILAND
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-Weather -Bali (Indonesia) Kennedys visit to Far East -Need for relaxation -Southeast Asian contacts -L. Johnson -H. Lee -Hong Kong Kennedys previous trip to Mexico -Length of stay Lockheed-Rolls Royce
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-George R. S. Baring [Earl of Cromer] -Henry A. Kissinger -Kennedys involvement -David Packards involvement -Lockheed -Latest reports -Peter G. Peterson -Kennedys involvement -John B. Connally -Schedule Kennedys role -Special assignments -Forthcoming trip to Far East -Conversations with foreign leaders -Report to the President -Messages -Confidentiality The Presidents previous visit to Far East -Japan -Kennedy Woods entered at an unknown time after 5:05 pm Cable to L. Johnson -Kennedy visit to Hong Kong Woods left at an unknown time before 5:43 pm Farewells Kennedy and Haig left at 5:43 pm
Conv. No. 458-10 (cont.)
Conversation No. 458-11 Date: February 25, 1971 Time: 5:44 pm - 6:30 pm Location: Oval Office
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The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman The Presidents schedule -Open Hour meetings -Value -David M. Kennedy Conv. No. 458-10 (cont.) -Milton C. Rose -Kennedy -Department of State -Henry A. Kissinger -Value of meeting with the President -Forthcoming trip to Far East -Vice President Spiro T. Agnews schedule -Radio/television correspondents dinner -Hawaii -Gridiron Club -Agnews attendance -Rationale -Skits -Boycott -Women -Leslie T. (Bob) Hope -The Presidents attendance -Skits -Speech -The Presidents attendance -As Vice President for Dwight D. Eisenhower -Haldemans forthcoming conversation with the Vice President Stock market -Figures -Effect of Davis-Bacon Act -Arthur F. Burns -John B. Connally -The Presidents position -Figures -Laos impact -Burns Agnews schedule
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-Gridiron Club -Attendance -The press -The Presidents attendance The Presidents schedule -Bohemian Grove -100th anniversary -Attendance -Women -Speech -Harvey Hancock -Secret Service -Cabinet -Connallys attendance Wire service -The Vice Presidents attention -Lyndon B. Johnson Baltimore Sun L. T. and Delores (Reade) Hope -Life magazine -New York Times Press -Letter to the editor -The Presidents view -William P. Rogers -Staff attitude -White House public relations efforts -Strategy -Columnists -Television networks -Wire services -National magazines Charles W. Colson -Ronald L. Ziegler -Robert H. Finch
Conv. No. 458-11 (cont.)
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-Donald H. Rumsfeld -Role on White House staff -Compared to other staff -White House public relations -Jeb Stuart Magruder -Ziegler -Frederic V. Malek -John W. Dean, III -John D. Ehrlichmans staff -Edward L. Morgan -Dwight L. Chapin -Alexander P. Butterfield -White House public relations -Colson -Malek -Magruder -Dean Connally -Camp David visit Butterfield entered at 6:01 pm -Birthday The Presidents schedule -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Open Door Hour -Frank J. Shakespeare -Wilbur D. Mills -Breakfast meeting Butterfield left at an unknown time before 6:04 pm
Conv. No. 458-11 (cont.)
[Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 6:01 pm and 6:04 pm] [Conversation No. 458-11A] Call to Chapin
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[End of telephone conversation] The Presidents schedule -Breakfast meetings -Burns -Elliot L. Richardson -George P. Shultz -Timing -Mills -Attendees -Timing -Ehrlichman -Timing -Location -Ziegler -Shakespeare -Connally -Topics to be discussed -Welfare -Camp David -The President -Connallys visit -Length -Press conference -Trip -Rochester -National conference The Presidents speech in Williamsburg, Virginia -Judicial conference -Draft deadline -Length -The Presidents view -Compared to foreign policy speech Length of speeches -Foreign policy speech -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars speech -Head of State dinners -Toasts -Department of State
Conv. No. 458-11 (cont.)
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-Translations -The Presidents position The Presidents schedule -Judicial conference -Farm dinner Voluntary Action dinner -Edwin D. Etherington -Ehrlichman -George W. Romney -Finch A Salute to Agriculture -Timing -Country fair -Compared to President Johnsons efforts -Carnival -Livestock -Dress -Invitations -4-H Club -Future Farmers of America -Possible events -Publicity -Speeches -Efficacy -Clifford M. Hardin -Briefing -Photographs -Eastman Kodak Iowa State Legislature -Invitation -Revenue sharing -Possible speech -Presidents appearance -William L. Safires efforts Presidents speeches -Speech writers Conv. No. 458-11 (cont.)
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-Foreign policy speech -Wording -Safire -Techniques -Jokes -Wording -Rhetoric -Trips -Need for prepared remarks -Length of speeches Radio speech on foreign policy -Length -Topics -Laos -Vietnam -Middle East -Efficacy -Use of radio -Presidents view -Future use -Benefits -Past use -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Air Force One -Symbolism -Airports -Possible press conferences -Regional briefing -Local press -Public relations efforts -Foreign policy -Vietnam and Laos The Presidents schedule -Private dinners -Upcoming events -Farm trip -Rochester -Judiciary conference -Newport, Rhode Island
Conv. No. 458-11 (cont.)
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-Presidents remarks -Florida -Possible Presidential visit -University -Forthcoming Head of State dinner -Ireland -Office press conference -March 19, 1971 -Domestic policy -Work load -Changes -Head of State visits -Arrival ceremonies -Departure statements -Television coverage -Italian dinner -Television coverage -Television coverage -Apollo 14 dinner -Ireland Head of State dinner -Peter M. Flanigan -Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixon -Benefits of television coverage -Difficulties of television -State of the World -Timing -Work load -Speeches -Radio uses The President and Haldeman left at 6:30 pm
Conv. No. 458-11 (cont.)