463

Date: 
Mar 08, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 463-1 Date: March 8, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:10 pm and 1:13 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Frederic V. Malek, Daniel T. Kingsley, Bill Horton, and H. R. (Bob) Haldeman [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress] Personnel -Public information officers -Departments -Compared with White House -Need for improvements -Need for qualified personnel
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-Kenneth E. BeLieu -Congressional relations -Undersecretary of the Army -Herbert G. Kleins office -Paul W. Costello -John E. Nidecker -Possible position -Congressional liaison office -William E. Timmons -Communications office -Changes
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Klein -Ronald L. Zieglers office -Changes -J. Bruce Whelihan -Needs -Changes -Recommendations from Cabinet officers -Types -Walter J. Hickel -Employees at the Department of Interior -Departments -White House staff -Presidents position -Importance of public relations -Zieglers office -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Office -Egil (Bud) Krogh, Jr. -Needs -Correspondence section -Compared with State Department -Noble Melencamp -Price -Needs -Presidents position -Communications offices -Ziegler -Needs -Research -Prices office -Mail -Richard K. Cook -Needs -Congressional liaison office -Importance -Needs -Role -Importance -Clark MacGregor -Timmons -Other staff
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Eugene S. Cowen -Cook -Thomas C. Korologos -Cook -Cowen -Independent agencies -Maleks responsibilities Conv. No. 463-1 (cont.) -White House coordination -Needs -Civil Aeronautics Board [CAB] -Secor D. Browne -Needs -Presidents position -Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] -William J. Casey -Types -Young men -Chief executive officers -Retired military officers -Value -Charles D. (Tex) Thornton -Possible Atomic Energy Commission [AEC] chairman -Glenn T. Seaborg -Possible conflict of interest -John B. Connally -White House staff response to appointment -Reasons for appointment -Types needed -Maleks philosophy -Presidents view -Arthur G. (Art) Linkletter -Possible ambassadorship -Australia -Types needed -Youth -Harvard School of Business -Stanford -Qualities -Presidents view -Donald W. Riegle, Jr. and Paul N. (Pete) McCloskey, Jr. -Qualities
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Difference from corporate world -Qualities -Salaries -Maleks efforts -Cabinet officers -Qualities -Elliott L. Richardson -Future -Connally -John N. Mitchell -Melvin R. Laird -William P. Rogers -John A. Volpe and George W. Romney -Winton M. (Red) Blount -Future -Performance -Clifford M. Hardin -Cabinet Undersecretaries
Conv. No. 463-1 (cont.)
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-Defense Department -David Packard -Transportation Department -Department of State -John N. Irwin, II -Rogers -Department of Commerce -Rocco C. Siciliano -James T. Lynn
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-Dr. James R. Schlesinger -Laird -Rogers C. B. Morton -Changes -Deputy Assistant Secretaries -Salaries -Importance -Changes Conv. No. 463-1 (cont.) -Cabinet and subcabinet officers -Removal list -Rate -Hollis M. Dole -Possible position -Alain C. Enthoven -George [Surname unknown] -Conversation with Thornton -Patrick J. Buchanan -Resignation -Maleks work -John W. Barnum -New York law firm salary -A new Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -Boise-Cascade salary -A new Assistant Secretary for Administration at Interior Department -Law firm salary -A new Assistant Secretary for Administration at HEW -Salary as vice president of Hughes Tool -A new Assistant Secretary for Management at Environmental Protection Agency [EPA]? -Salary at Evans Broadcasting -Political appointments -Possible problems of patronage -Salaries -General Schedule [GS] grades -Presidential appointments -Super grades -Office of Intergovernmental Relations -Nils A. Boe -Future -Mitchell
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Problems -Vice Presidents office -Office of Intergovernmental Relations -Boe -Edward L. Morgan -Problems -Women appointees in government -Administrations record -Qualifications -Importance -Compared with black appointees -Concerns of women voters -Value -Patricia R. Hitt -Presidents view -Presidential commissions and boards -Jayne B. Spain -Litton Industries, Stuart Robbins division -Support for the President -Vice Chairman of Civil Service Commission -Black appointees -Importance -Women appointees -Requirements -Political value -Helen D. Bentley of Maritime Commission -Performance
Conv. No. 463-1 (cont.)
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-Importance -Requirements -Compared with black appointees -Compared with other ethnic appointees -Mexican-Americans -Italian-Americans -Black appointees -A Military Appeals Court judgeship Conv. No. 463-1 (cont.) -The Presidents instructions -Women appointees -Spain -Cabinet officers -Oveta Culp Hobby -Spain -Black appointees -Possible Civil Service Commission job -[Name unintelligible] -Possible Defense Department job -Possible Civil Service Commission job -Possible black appointee -Robert E. Hampton -Possible black or women appointee -Black appointees -Military Appeals Court judgeship -Timing of announcement -Presidents instructions to John D. Ehrlichman -Homer Fergusons recommendation -Interior Department -Schlesingers efforts -Needs -Transportation Department -Changes -Andy Salom [?] -Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] -Agriculture Department -State Department -Appointments -Rogers -Agencies -General Counsels at SEC, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Elections Commission, Interstate
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Commerce Commission -Importance -Richard G. Kleindienst and Mitchell -Justice Department, judgeships, US Attorneys -Vice Presidents office -Office of Intergovernmental Relations -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Problems -Government compared with private industry -Republican and Democrat administration records -Appointees -Civil Service system -Needs -Problems -Recruitment -Bureaucracy -Maleks efforts -Training -Job changes -Loyalty -White House -Program plans -Training -Recognition programs -Defense Department appointees -Presidents acquaintance -Possible meetings with President -Loyalty -Benefits -Political leanings -Presidents position -Harry S. Flemming -Importance -Loyalty -Presidents position -Conservative Democrats -David Rockefeller -Connally -Presidents instructions to Malek -Importance -Connally
Conv. No. 463-1 (cont.)
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-John G. Tower -Importance -Background -Enthoven -Scientific area -Dr. Lee A. DuBridge -Dr. Edward E. David -DuBridge Conv. No. 463-1 (cont.) -Dr. Murray Gell-Mann -Antiballistic missiles [ABMs] -Multiple Independently-Targeted Reentry Vehicles [MIRVs] -Malek, Kingsley, and Hortons work -Presidents appreciation -Dwight D. Eisenhower administration -Employees -Ann Whitman -James C. Hagerty -General Andrew J. Goodpaster -Robert Cutler -Sherman Adams Presidential gifts -Cufflinks -Golf balls -Gifts for wives Malek, Kingsley, and Hortons work Malek, Kingsley, and Horton left at 1:08 pm Malek, Kingsley, and Horton -Work efforts -Jeb Stuart Magruder -Work -Flemming Manolo Sanchez and General Walter R. Tkach entered at 1:09 pm
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10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 3m 3s ] Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:13 pm END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 Conv. No. 463-1 (cont.) ********************************************************************** The President, et al. left at an unknown time before 1:13 pm
Conversation No. 463-2 Date: March 8, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:38 pm and 5:41 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield Presidents schedule -Admiral Thomas H. Moorer -Henry A. Kissinger Butterfield left at an unknown time before 5:41 pm
Conversation No. 463-3 Date: March 8, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:38 pm and 5:41 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents schedule -Donald H. Rumsfeld
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Bull left at an unknown time before 5:41 pm
Conversation No. 463-4 Date: March 8, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:38 pm and 5:41 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator Call to Alexander P. Butterfield Conversation No. 463-5 Date: March 8, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:38 pm and 5:41 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield A delivery -Two speeches -William L. Safire Butterfield left at 5:41 pm
Conversation No. 463-6 Date: March 8, 1971 Time: 5:41 pm - 6:38 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Donald H. Rumsfeld
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Presidents schedule -Meeting with British ambassador [George R. S. Baring [Earl of Cromer]] ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 1m 42s ]
An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 5:41 pm The unknown man left at an unknown time before 6:38 pm
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 ********************************************************************** Rumsfelds work -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] -Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] -Counselor to the President -HUD -George W. Romney -Counselor to the President -Position -Responsibilities -Tenure -Robert H. Finch -Comparison -Future -Comparison -Future -Romney -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -Commerce Department -Presidents view -Responsibilities -Rumsfelds memo to the President -Vietnam
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Postwar period -Counselor to the President -Travel -Europe -Asia -Previous trips to Japan, Laos -Africa -Middle East -Communist countries -Latin America -Southeast Asia -Vietnam policy -Previous studies -David M. Kennedys trip -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Economic issues -Travel -Purpose -Europe -Soviet Union -The President -Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Vietnam Vietnam -Studies on Postwar Period -Samuel David Berger -Kennedys trip -Forthcoming recommendations to the President -Possible position for Rumsfeld -Cambodia and Laos situations -Future -Forthcoming US troop withdrawal announcements -General Nguyen Van Thieu -Presidential election Rumsfelds work -Vietnam -Soviet Union
Conv. No. 463-6 (cont.)
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Foreign affairs -Presidents view -Vietnam -Future -Japan -PRC -Soviet Union -Europe -Latin America -Africa -Middle East -Europe -Soviet Union -Eastern Europe -Yugoslavia and Romania -Hungary -Poland -Communist countries -Presidents previous travels -Spain -Yugoslavia -Socialism compared to capitalism
Conv. No. 463-6 (cont.)
Rumsfelds future -Presidents advice -Previous conversation in Florida -[Forename unknown] Reger [?] -Possible Cabinet position -Presidents position -State and Defense Department positions -Attorney General -HEW, HUD, Transportation, Interior, Agriculture, Commerce Departments -Trade -Peter G. Peterson -International Economic Council -Rumsfelds experience -Comparison with Arthur F. Burns Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 5:41 pm
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Conv. No. 463-6 (cont.)
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:38 pm Rumsfelds future -Presidents advice -Vietnam project -Domestic projects -Presidents interest US foreign policy -Presidents view of the world -Presidents previous meeting with Lord Cromer -Hawks compared with doves -Relation to domestic conditions -Importance of Presidency -Leadership -Solutions to problems -PRC -Japan -Europe -Soviet Union -Latin America -Africa -US role in the world -Vietnam War -Reason for US involvement Rumsfelds future
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Presidents work in Congress -House Education and Labor Committee -John Phillips -Agriculture Committee -Citrus industry -Presidents experience -Education and Labor Committee -Taft-Hartley Act -House Un-American Activities Committee -Presidents service -Travels in Europe -Joseph W. Martin, Jr. -House Import portion of Marshall Plan -Effect on Presidents district -Polish-Americans -Alger Hiss case -Presidents experience in foreign affairs -Use in Senate campaign in 1950 -Soviet Union -Importance compared with domestic affairs Presidents domestic policy -The Presidents view -John D. Ehrlichman -Welfare reform -Environment -Health -Revenue sharing -Importance -Publics view -Taxes -Rural America Program -Space program -Appeal Rumsfelds work -Domestic assignment -Undersecretary of State for Development -Possible position -William P. Rogers -John N. Irwin, II
Conv. No. 463-6 (cont.)
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Requirements -Congress -Government Operations Subcommittee -Military Operations Subcommittee -Joint Economic Committee -Japan -Possible foreign affairs position -Experience for Senate campaign -Possible Defense Department position -Service Secretaries -Possible position with National Security Council [NSC] -Henry A. Kissinger -Undersecretary of State position -Presidents actions -H. R. (Bob) Haldeman -Irwin -Rogers -Frank C. Carlucci -Work at OEO -Possible future position -Efforts -Speeches -Department of State -Special Trade Representative -Possible position -Work with Peterson -Rumsfelds assessment -Political loyalty -Nelson A. Rockefeller -President -Work -Haldeman -Ehrlichman -George P. Shultz -Possible position -Carl J. Gilbert Age -Optimum for government service -Presidents college classmates -Presidents law school classmates
Conv. No. 463-6 (cont.)
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-President -Marshal Josip Broz Titos comment to Winston S. Churchill -Need to be useful -Appearance -Enthusiasm Rumsfelds work -Possible appointment as Special Trade Representative -Counselor to President -Undersecretary position -Irwin -Ambassador-at-Large -Kennedy -Efforts -Congress -Compared with John B. Connally Rumsfelds work -Possible appointment as Special Trade Representative -Possible travel -Peterson -Kissinger -Rogers -Maurice H. Stans -Requirements -Peterson -Fields of expertise -Possible future jobs in State or Defense Departments -David Packard -Service Secretaries -Possible ambassadorship -Japan -Experience -Current ambassador [Armin H. Meyer] Presidents appointees -Requirements -Frederick V. Malek -Work -OEO
Conv. No. 463-6 (cont.)
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Rumsfelds work -Possible ambassadorship -Japan -Brazil -Importance -Carlucci -Future -Population -Europe
Conv. No. 463-6 (cont.)
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ITALY
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-Japan -Language barrier -Current situation -Possible appointment as Special Trade Representative -Travel -Work -Benefits -Possible ambassadorship to Japan -Disadvantages -Appeal -Importance Rumsfelds schedule -Blair House event for British ambassador
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Rumsfelds work -Possible appointment as Special Trade Representative -Presidents previous advice -White House work -Compared with Finch -Responsibilities -Possible appointment as Special Trade Representative -Requirements -Joint Economic Committee work -Petersons connection Personnel -Peterson -Work -Romney -John A. Volpe -Connally -Possible future Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Gridiron Dinner -A note from President -Presidents attendance record -Dwight D. Eisenhowers attendance record -Presidents response -Agnews response -A dinner -Participants -Compared with President -Youth -Vietnam War -Support for Vice President -Background -Compared with President -Press conferences -Youth Need for communication -Administration efforts -Blacks -Youth -A Chicago area commuter
Conv. No. 463-6 (cont.)
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Agnew -A television show -Presidents ability -Agnews ability Agnew -Maryland experience -Compared with Rumsfelds experience -Staff -Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Finch, Rumsfeld -Suburban voters response -Evanston, Illinois -Men, women -Style compared with Presidents style -Economy -Vietnam War -Illinois Connally -Lyndon B. Johnson Agnew -Popular support -Rumsfelds view President -Popular support -Compared with Connally -Johnson -Background -Accent -Expectations of American people -Communication with youth Agnew -Needs -Vice Presidency -Public relations -Press -Television -Business
Conv. No. 463-6 (cont.)
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Public Presidents schedule -Meeting with Louis Rukeyser -An article in New York Times -Previous meeting with Cyrus L. (Cy) Sulzberger Economy -Current status -Future -Presidents talk with Charles G. (Bebe) Rebozo -Stock market -Presidents role -Public perception -Public response -Need for public relations effort Rumsfeld -Possible appointment as Special Trade Representative Conv. No. 463-6 (cont.)
The President and Rumsfeld left at 6:38 pm