464

Date: 
Mar 08, 1971 - Mar 09, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 464-1 Date: March 8, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:06 pm and 1:08 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman, Daniel T. Kingsley, Bill Horton, and Frederic V. Malek [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress; discontinuities appear in the original recording] White House staff -An unknown man -Clark MacGregor -John D. Ehrlichman -Henry A. Kissinger -John W. Dean, III -Maleks role -Charles W. Colson -William E. Timmons -Harry S. Dent -Role -Timmons -Maleks role -Review of positions -An unknown man [George P. Shultz?] -Richard P. Nathan -Dr. James R. Schlesinger -Donald B. Rice Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 1:08 pm
Conversation No. 464-2 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: 7:58 am - 7:59 am Location: Oval Office
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield Presidents schedule -Clark MacGregor -Conversation with Butterfield -Forthcoming call to Daniel H. Kuykendall -H. R. (Bob) Haldeman -John D. Ehrlichman -Forthcoming meeting with Republican Congressional leadership -Forthcoming meeting with George P. Shultz and Peter G. Peterson -Content -Possible forthcoming speech Butterfield left at 7:59 am
Conversation No. 464-3 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: 7:59 am - 8:00 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Daniel H. Kuykendall Kuykendalls support -Presidents appreciation John B. Connally
Conversation No. 464-4 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: 8:00 am - 8:05 am Location: Oval Office President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman
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Presidents schedule -Press coverage -Public remarks Peter M. Flanigan -Japanese textiles -Wilbur D. Mills -Henry A. Kissinger -Maurice H. Stans -Negotiations Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:00 am Presidents schedule -Republican Congressional leadership meeting -Absentees -Gerald R. Ford, Robert J. Dole Bull left at an unknown time before 8:05 am -Time Flanigan -Role -Textiles -Oil -Airlines The President and Haldeman left at 8:05 am
Conv. No. 464-2 (cont.)
Conversation No. 464-5 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: 9:58 am - 10:36 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Presidents previous meeting James H. Hogue -Franklyn C. (Lyn) Nofzigers staff -Peter M. Flanigan Conv. No. 464-4 (cont.) Presidents schedule -Forthcoming breakfast with Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -March 10, 1971 -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Possible agenda -Middle East -William P. Rogers -Henry A. Kissinger -Melvin R. Laird -Richard M. Helms -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Role -Time -Forthcoming dinner -Forthcoming breakfast with Mansfield -Williamsburg trip, March 11, 1971 -Time of departure -Speech time -Forthcoming breakfast with Mansfield -Time -NSC meeting -Forthcoming meeting with [Thomas] Hale Boggs and Carl B. Albert -Date -Williamsburg trip -Leslie C. Arends -Clark MacGregor -Mansfield -MacGregor, William E. Timmons -March 10, 1971 -NSC meeting -March 11, 1971 -Williamsburg trip -Evening -John N. Mitchell
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-Womens press meeting -Barbara Walters -Presidents possible appearance -Possible questions -Helen A. Thomas -A breakfast with Mansfield -Time -Williamsburg speech -[Dwight] David Eisenhower, IIs graduation -Williamsburg trip -Eisenhowers graduation -John O. Pastore, Claiborne Pell, Congressmen -A ride -John H. Chafee -Pastore -Support for President -Pell -Presidents inspection tour -Presidents previous visit British grain policy -Peter G. Peterson -Clifford M. Hardin and John B. Connally -Peterson -Suggested letter from President to Connally -Presidents position -Meeting -[Forename unintelligible] Byrnes [sp?] -Common Market -George P. Shultzs position -Petersons position -Possible meeting
Conv. No. 464-5 (cont.)
Presidents schedule -Presidents call to Daniel H. Kuykendall -Alexander P. Butterfield -Presidents possible appearance at a Congressional breakfast, March 9, 1971 -Haldemans March 8 conversation with Connally -A forthcoming dinner for Congressmen -Kuykendall, Gerald R. Ford, Clarence J. (Bud) Brown, Jr., Silvio O. Conte, Barber B. Conable, Jr., John R. Dellenback, William J. (Jack) Edwards,
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Marvin L. Esch, John H. Kyl, James A. McClure, Bradford F. Morse -Attendees -Number -Presidents possible appearance at a March 9, 1971 Congressional breakfast -Phone call -Connallys position Conv. No. 464-5 (cont.) Donald H. Rumsfeld -Meeting with President, March 8, 1971 -Future -Special Trade Representative -Interests -Carl J. Gilbert -Peterson -Shultz -Forthcoming conversation with Haldeman -Presidents view -Job requirements -Compared with Robert H. Finch -Talk with Haldeman A staff meeting -Connally -Patrick J. Buchanan -Connallys remarks -Press and other external contacts -Benefits -White House staff Congressional relations -Connallys view -Bryce N. Harlow -Return calls policy -Presidents position -Public image of White House staff -Kissinger -Dwight D. Eisenhower administration -Sherman Adams, Jerry Persons White House staff -Loyalties -Compared with Congress and country at large -Public relations efforts
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Needs -Connallys view -Availability -Congress -Press -Need for confidentially -Connally Conv. No. 464-5 (cont.) -March 8, 1971 dinner -Compared with President -Remarks at staff meeting -Cabinet meetings and Congressional meetings -Presidents role -Edwin L. Harper -John D. Ehrlichman -Presidents position -Presidents future role -Future meetings -Presidents role -Rumsfeld -Possible attendance at Presidents March 9, 1971 meeting with Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] executives Presidents schedule -March 8, 1971 Meeting with George R. S. Baring [Earl of Cromer] -Attendees -Shultz -Meeting with CBS executives -Attendees -Charles W. Colson -Herbert G. Klein -Ronald L. Ziegler -Colson A poll -Source -Presidents job performance -Percentages -Vietnam -Percentages -George H. Gallup poll -Louis Harris poll
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Laos -Percentages -Vietnam -Wording of questions -Possible South Vietnamese invasion of North Vietnam -Percentages -Eugene J. McCarthy Conv. No. -Peoples Republic of China [PRC] admission to United Nations [UN] 464-5 (cont.) -Percentages An unknown person [Stephen B. Bull?] entered and left at an unknown time between 9: 58 am and 10:36 am -Importance -Television coverage of Laos operation (Lam Son) -Percentages -Importance -Reporters commentary -Percentages -Presidents credibility on Vietnam -Percentages -Compared with Gallup poll -Credibility of President, Congress, Pentagon, press, media on Laos operation -Percentages -Timing -Effect A statement by the President on press credibility Opinion Research Corporation poll -Compared with Gallup poll Possible broadcast by President -Importance -Effect on polls -November 3, 1969, example Vietnam -Need for Congressional support -Public statements -Boggs
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Robert J. Dole -Presidents credibility -Poll results -Presidents goals -Need for Congressional support -Public statements -Rogers March 8, 1971 meeting -Compared with Kissingers backgrounders -Veterans of Foreign Wars -Media coverage -White House public relations effort -US withdrawal -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Polls The President and Haldeman left at 10:36 am
Conv. No. 464-5 (cont.)
Conversation No. 464-6 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:36 am and 10:40 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 10:40 am
Conversation No. 464-7 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: 10:40 am - 11:28 am Location: Oval Office
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with John L. (Jack) Swigert, Jr., William R. Pogue, Jack R. Lousma, William A. Anders, Donald H. Rumsfeld, and Jeb Stuart Magruder Introductions Astronauts visit to schools -San Diego and three other cities -Colleges and high schools -Moods and attitudes of youth -Space program -Policies of the Establishment -Vietnam -Types of sessions -Conclusions on students appearances and philosophies -Colleges -University of Arizona -Texas A & M University -Conclusions on students attitudes -University of Miami [Florida] -James Lovell -Student questions -Walter J. Hickel -Vietnam and Cambodia -Lovell -Ho Chi Minh Trail bombing -University of Utah -US withdrawal from Vietnam -Possible scenario -North Vietnam -Vietnam policy -Student attitudes -Public service -Indonesia -Peace Corps -Draft -US position -Korea -Public relations efforts -University of Toledo -Students -View of Administration
Conv. No. 464-5 (cont.)
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Interests -Space program -Student attitudes -Vietnam -My Lai -Economy -Middle East -Domestic social programs -Space program -Discussions with faculty members -San Diego -Space program discussions -Space program -Importance -Information A photograph Astronauts visits to schools -Discussions with student body presidents -An unknown man -John [Surname unknown] -Social programs -Future -Student attitudes -Types of meetings -An unidentified campus newspaper editor -Business school groups -Faculty -Conclusions about student attitudes -Concerns -Future -Grades -Patsy Hill [?] -Ohio Wesleyan University -Appearance of school -Environmental issue -Results of Earth Day -Student concerns -Student influence on society -Student government
Conv. No. 464-7 (cont.)
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-University of Utah -University of Arizona -Trinity College -University of Arizona -Need for adult leadership -Student Congress on National Affairs -Delegate from Mexico -Benefits -Relations between students and faculty -Political interest -Apathy -Need for involvement -University of Arizona -Need for liaison with university community Student attitudes -Changes -Teachers -Leaders -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson -Public policy -Involvement -Military service -Race relations -Selfishness -Business -Young faculty -Effect on youth -Military service -Reserve Officers Training Corps [ROTC] -Peace Corps -Conscientious objector status -World War II -Effect of the Establishment -Press, television, faculty Faculty attitudes -Junior members compared with senior members -Space program -Vietnam
Conv. No. 464-7 (cont.)
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Environmental issue -Convictions of activists -Jean Jacques Rousseau -Effect of civilization Doers and thinkers -Wilson lecture -Influences on younger generation -Media -Television -Howard K. Smith -Students -Idealism
Conv. No. 464-7 (cont.)
National spirit -Presidents view -Space program -Supersonic Transport [SST] -Effect on nations greatness -Spain, France, Great Britain, US -Space program -Space shuttle -Concerns -Polls -SST, space program -Taxes, prices -Vietnam -Environment -Crime -Foreign obligations -Faculty -Presidents college experience compared with current situation -Social concerns -Space program, SST, Vietnam, federal budget -Foreign obligations -Europe after World War II -US today -Intellectualism -Chicago, Los Angeles, New York -Location -Toledo
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-Yale and Harvard Universities, University of California -Working classes -Upper middle classes -Potential Photographers entered at an unknown time after 10:40 am -Standards -Space program lessons -New World explorers [General conversation] The photographers left at an unknown time before 11:28 am Youth -Faculty influence -Trinity College changes -An unidentified student under Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] indictment for inciting to riot -Amherst and Trinity Colleges and womens divisions -Faculty influence Swigert, et al. left at 11:25 am Conv. No. 464-7 (cont.)
Conversation No. 464-8 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: 11:30 am - 11:39 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman and Alexander P. Butterfield The Presidents schedule -Forthcoming meeting -George P. Shultz A memorandum from Peter G. Peterson
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Letter for John B. Connally -A call from Haldeman -Henry A. Kissinger -Problem with the letter -Need for meeting -Cabinet officers Butterfield left at 11:32 am -Cabinet meetings Administration credibility -Poll -Effect of Vietnam -1969 poll -Press credibility -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Presidents press conferences -News summaries -Vietnam -March 4, 1971 -William P. Rogers -Strategy -Presidents opponents -Effect of Presidents domestic initiatives -Daniel P. (Pat) Moynihan -Revenue sharing -Congressmen, governors, mayors -Support for Administrations efforts 1972 election -Moynihans view -Issues -Environment -Edmund S. Muskie -President -Revenue sharing and welfare reform -Wilbur D. Mills -Muskie -Hubert H. Humphrey -Vietnam War Conv. No. 464-7 (cont.)
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Postal reform -School desegregation -Harry S. Dents view -Shultzs view -Presidents leadership -Vietnam War -Presidents leadership -Need for public relations Presidents review of an unknown item Polls -North Vietnam bombing -Follow-up Haldeman left at 11:39 am
Conv. No. 464-8 (cont.)
Conversation No. 464-9 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: 11:39 am - 12:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissinger, Peter M. Flanigan, and Peter G. Peterson Greetings [Unintelligible] Textile trade negotiations with Japan -Wilbur D. Mills position -Japanese restraint -Voluntary controls -Steel -Administration concerns -Industry response -An announcement regarding negotiations -Effect of Mills comments
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-A meeting with Japanese ambassador -Industry position -Administrations position -Possible results -Textile legislation -Options for administration -Possible public statement -Possible effect on textile industry -Maurice H. Stans position -Legislation -John N. Mitchells position -Harry S. Dents position -Kissinger -Presidents position -Mills Mills -Position on textiles -Position on Social Security and welfare reform -Administration handling Textile trade negotiations with Japan -State Department suggestion [The President talked with the White House operator at 11:45 am] [Conversation No. 464-9A] Dent [End of telephone conversation] -Mills -Textile legislation -Mills position on agreement -Industry position on agreement [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time after 11:45 am] [Conversation No. 464-9B]
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Presidents call to Dent -Availability [End of telephone conversation] Dent -Location -Roosevelt Room Textile trade negotiations with Japan -Dents position -Japanese position -Definition of terms -Shultzs view -Problems -US negotiating position -Japanese imports in 1971 -[Forename unknown] Machino -Japanese embassy -Japanese ambassador -US position -Textile legislation -Options -Negotiations -Stans -Legislation -Negotiations -Mills -A Meeting with [Name unintelligible] -Mills -Legislative approach -Options -Negotiations -Effect of Mills comments -US position -Textile industry position -Possible results -The Presidents position -Japanese voluntary restraint -Legislation -Monitoring Conv. No. 464-9 (cont.)
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Mills -US position -Textile legislation -Conditions -Mills -Importance to US -Effect on foreign trade -Textile legislation -Dents involvement -John W. Byrnes -Mills -Congressional position -Effect on foreign trade -Mills -Dent Shultz, et al. left at 12:03 pm
Conv. No. 464-9 (cont.)
Conversation No. 464-10 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: 12:03 pm - 12:23 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Fred Fassen, Foster J. Pratt, Arthur Schuettner, Raymond Ast, Emily T. Barhydt, Dr. Louis Blueth, Dr. Charles C. Fichtner, George E. Gilbert, Dr. Robert C. Gillingham, H. Benjamin Hendler, Florence Krieger, Leslie O. Long, A. O. Mathias, William J. Powell, Carl R. Quast, Willie C. Ray, Jacob B. Spiegel, J. Cecil Sandberg, H. A. Tiller, Dr. Lola Tilly, Jennie S. Wilmot, Emma Woodward, Bernard E. Nash, Dorothy Crippen, Cyril Brickfield, Lloyd Wright, Charles Thomas, Bernard S. Van Rensselaer, John B. Martin, George T. Bell, and Robert H. Finch; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting Introductions of members of the American Association of Retired Persons [General conversation] Welcome
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Oval Office -Previous visits by members -Decorations -Presidential seal carpet -Color -Portraits of George Washington -John Mills -Rembrandt Peale Portraits -Cabinet Room -Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson -Dwight D. Eisenhower -East Room -George and Martha Washington portraits -Dining Room -Abraham Lincoln Problems of aging -Martins arrangement of meeting -Importance Problems of youth -Presidents meetings with astronauts -Astronauts visits to colleges and universities -Importance Problems of aging -Medical care -Retirement -Solutions -Communication -Compared with youth -Importance of aged Administration concerns -Social Security -Welfare reform -Quality of life for aging -Presidents experience
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Mother and father Aged -Importance -Programs -Needs -Importance -Message to youth -Medical care -Presidents support -White House Conference on Aging -Importance -Youth -White Conference on Aging -Follow-up on recommendations -Administration -Congress -Importance -Minorities in US Presidential gifts -Pins -Cufflinks -Key rings Presidents thoughts of aging [General conversation] Fassen, et al. left at 12:23 pm
Conv. No. 464-10 (cont.)
Conversation No. 464-11 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:23 pm and 12:26 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Presidents schedule -Henry A. Kissinger -John D. Ehrlichman and George P. Shultz -Kissinger -Time -Dr. W. Kenneth Riland -Photographs at meetings -Oliver F. (Ollie) Atkins -An unknown photographer Bull left at 12:26 pm
Conv. No. 464-10 (cont.)
Conversation No. 464-12 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: 12:26 pm - 1:30 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Presidents schedule -Henry A. Kissinger -Time Polls -Presidents credibility -George H. Gallup poll -Percentages -Vietnam War -White House-sponsored poll An unknown person [Stephen B. Bull?] entered at an unknown time after 12:26 pm Presidents schedule -Meeting with Kissinger -Time The unknown person [Bull?] left at an unknown time before 12:36 pm
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Polls -Presidents credibility -Vietnam War -White House-sponsored poll -Gallup poll -Louis Harris poll -Compared with Lyndon B. Johnson -A 1967 Gallup poll Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Possible attendance at Congressional leaders meetings
Conv. No. 464-12 (cont.)
Japanese textile trade negotiations -Peter M. Flanigans role -Kissinger -Japanese industry -Wilbur D. Mills involvement Cabinet meetings -Leader -Cabinet secretary -Alexander P. Butterfield -John D. Ehrlichman -George P. Shultz -Presidents role Polls White House staff -Public relations group -Frequency of meetings Polls -Chilton poll -Percentages -Date -Effect of Presidents press conference, televised conversation, State of the Union -Gallup poll -Opinion Research Corporation [ORC] poll -January figures compared with March figures
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Gallup poll -1970 figures -Chilton poll Rose Mary Woods entered at 12:36 pm Presidential gifts Conv. No. 464-12 (cont.) -Robert H. Abplanalp, Elmer B. Bobst, and Charles G. (Bebe) Rebozo -Pen set -Clock -White House glasses Woods left at 12:38 pm Polls -Effect of State of the Union address -Harris poll -Gallup poll -Possible effect of Laos operation (Lam Son) -January figures -John B. Connallys view -Harris poll -December, 1970 -Before and after State of the Union address -Gallup poll -ORC poll -Gallup poll -Before Presidents press conference -Next polling -Questions -Vietnam War -Gallup and Harris polls -Approval ratings -January and February figures -Effect of Laos operation (Lam Son) -Gallup poll Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:38 pm Presidents schedule -Kissinger meeting
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Time Bull left at an unknown time before 1:05 pm Polls -Gallup poll -January Conv. No. 464-12 (cont.) Kissingers schedule -Meeting at State Department -Postponement Peter G. Peterson -Knowledge of textiles -Foreign trade Polls -Gallup poll -Vietnam -January Ronald L. Ziegler entered at an unknown time after 12:38 pm A letter from the President Ziegler left at an unknown time before 1:05 pm [Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:38 pm and 1:05 pm] [Conversation No. 464-12A ] Delivery of poll information [End of telephone conversation] Polls -A question regarding shortening the war -Harris and Gallup polls compared with ORC poll -Sample -Timing -Presidents press conference -Cambodian operation
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Compared with Laotian operation (Lam Son) -Approval ratings -Results -Compared with Cambodian operation -Effect of events -Press conference -Presidents foreign policy report -State of the Union address -Presidents televised conversation -Presidents Cambodia announcement An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 12:38 pm Poll information The unknown man left at an unknown time before 1:30 pm Polls -Changes -Presidents credibility -Media credibility -Commentators, press -Congressional credibility -Presidents credibility -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Television networks credibility -A question on withdrawal from Vietnam -Wording -Question on credibility of press -Vietnam War
Conv. No. 464-12 (cont.)
White House staff -Public relations group -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Effort regarding Presidents credibility and effort -Raymond K. Price, Jr.s office -A suggestion by Connally Presidency -Prices view -Traits -Dwight D. Eisenhower
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Connallys view -Public perception of President -President -Presidents public appearances -Des Moines -Campaign behavior compared with presidential behavior -Presidents view Conv. No. 464-12 (cont.) -Press coverage Presidents schedule -Meetings with Congressmen and young Senators -Public relations -Surrogate speakers -Breakfasts -A scheduled breakfast -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 12:38 pm and 1:05 pm] [Conversation No. 464-12B] Call to Peter H. B. Frelinghuysen [End of telephone conversation] Campaigning -Connally -Scheduling -1970 -Presidents activity -Presidents actions -Prospects for 1972 -Current -Motorcade -Crowd shots [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 12:38 pm and 1:05 pm] [Conversation No. 464-12C]
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Presidents call to Frelinghuysen [End of telephone conversation] [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 12:38 pm and 1:05 pm] [Conversation No. 464-12D] Call to Frelinghuysens secretary [End of telephone conversation] Frelinghuysens support for the President -Presidents appreciation -William P. Rogers -W[illiam] Stuart Symingtons comments Polls -Trends regarding Presidents Vietnam policy -Influential events [The President talked with William T. Kendall between 1:05 pm and 1:06 pm] [Conversation No. 464-12E] Frelinghuysens statements -Congressional Record -Presidents appreciation for support Mills [End of telephone conversation] Kendalls statements to President Polls -Trends regarding Presidents Vietnam policy -Influential events -Approval ratings -Gallup poll -White House-sponsored poll Conv. No. 464-12 (cont.)
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Press credibility -Possible White House action -Need for public relations efforts -Patrick J. Buchanan -Ehrlichman -Kissinger -Connally -Buchanan -Price -William L. Safire -Buchanan -Leak of plan Vietnam -Possible White House public relations effort -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Kissingers view -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Tchepone -Approval ratings -Melvin R. Lairds view -Chou En-lai -Hanoi trip -Negotiations in Paris -Kissingers view -Effect of Lam Son -Possible Kissinger trip to Paris -Secrecy -Presidents view -Military action -North Vietnam -Possible White House public relations effort -Presidents leadership -Laos operation -Public comments -Kissinger and Haig
Conv. No. 464-12 (cont.)
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-US accomplishments -Military action -Rogers -Kissinger Middle East -Forthcoming meeting Conv. No. 464-12 (cont.) White House staff meeting -Connally -Kissinger -Ehrlichman -Kissinger -Connally -Kissinger An unknown man [Bull?] entered at an unknown time after 1:06 pm Call to Harry S. Dent -Possible telephone call The unknown man [Bull?] left at an unknown time before 1:30 pm Public relations efforts -Haldemans memorandum -Presidents leadership -Kissinger, Ehrlichman, Shultz, Connally -Presidents view -Johnson -Meetings with the President -Need for more effort -Recognition of needs -Safires request of President -Connallys meeting with Haldeman -Comments on President Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:06 pm Dents schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 1:30 pm
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Public relations -Connally -Comments on President -White House staff and Cabinet officers Textile trade negotiations with Japan Conv. No. 464-12 (cont.) -Presidents meeting with Peterson -Proposed action -Mills -Connally -Mills dealings with Japanese -Petersons actions -Mills -Peterson -Peterson and Shultzs position -Compared with Mills -Dents position -Maurice H. Stans position -Follow-up meeting between Peterson and Haldeman -A proposed letter from the President to Connally -Effects -Alternatives -Peterson -Kissinger -Peterson -Shultz -Rogers -Stans -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Possible job as Special Trade Representative -Loyalty to the President -Role -Possible meeting between President and Mills -Bryce N. Harlow and Clark MacGregor -Harlows role -Mills Polls -Changes -Effect of Presidents press conference
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Effect of stock market -Increases Vietnam, Laos -Haig -Prospects -Public statements Conv. No. 464-12 (cont.) [Unintelligible] The President and Haldeman left at 1:30 pm
Conversation No. 464-13 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:30 pm and 2:34 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents schedule -Harry S. Dent and Peter M. Flanigan -John D. Ehrlichman and George P. Shultz -Henry A. Kissinger -Ehrlichman and Shultz -Welfare reform Bull left at an unknown time before 2:34 pm
Conversation No. 464-14 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:30 pm and 2:34 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Presidents schedule -Harry S. Dent -Peter M. Flanigan Bull left at an unknown time before 2:34 pm Conversation No. 464-15 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: 2:34 pm - 2:58 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Harry S. Dent and Peter M. Flanigan Textile trade negotiations with Japan -Presidents previous meeting -Dents view -Peter G. Peterson -Dents calls -Roger Milliken -John W. McCormack -Industry position -Wilbur D. Mills -Democrats position -Dents efforts -Presidents action -Public perception -Mills -Flanigans meetings -Milliken -Dent -Robert C. Jackson -Industry representatives -Position -Role of the President -Mills -Meeting with industry representatives -Jackson -Results -Presidents position -Bryce N. Harlow -Possible future position Conv. No. 464-12 (cont.)
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Japanese embassy -Communication with Mills -Mills efforts -Administration -Ambassadors meeting with Flanigan -Flanigans meeting with Japanese ambassador -Flanigans view -Possible Action by President -A draft statement on Japanese proposal -Voluntary restraints -Legislation -Monitoring -Legislation -Legislation -Industry position -Mills -Administration efforts -Presidents position -Content -Ernest F. (Fritz) Hollings position -Mills -Presidents possible action -Possible statement by President to press -Mills -Presidents position -Support for Presidents position -Dents work with Congressmen -Mills -Administration position -Statement to press -Presidents forthcoming meeting with industry representatives -John N. Mitchells position -Compared with Mills position -George P. Shultz and Petersons philosophy -Presidents philosophy -Effect on action -Legislation -Administration action -Mills -Position on other administration measures -Revenue sharing
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Social Security -Welfare reform -Mills position -Textile industry convention in Florida -Herbert Stein and William D. Ruckelshaus -Legislation -Mills -Administration position -Time limit -Industry -Presidents forthcoming statement -Timing -Content -Tone -Mills -Effect on proposed legislation -Monitoring reports to Congress -Wording of statement -Possible effect -Possible future action -Shultz and Petersons views -Presidents position -John B. Connallys views -Peterson -Connally, Mitchell -Peterson -Presidents decision -Dent -U. Alexis Johnson -State Departments view Dent and Flanigan left at 2:58 pm
Conv. No. 464-15 (cont.)
Conversation No. 464-16 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:58 pm and 3:01 pm Location: Oval Office
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents schedule -Unknown people -George P. Shultz and John D. Ehrlichman -A meeting in the Cabinet Room -Robert A. Taft, Jr. Bull left at 3:01 pm Conversation No. 464-17 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: 3:01 pm - 3:42 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger Meeting with William P. Rogers -Postponement -Rescheduling -Kissingers possible attendance -Richard M. Helms -Melvin R. Laird -Kissingers possible attendance Kissinger -Role in administration -Possible resignation -Reasoning -State Department -Rogers -Possible resignation -Reasoning -John N. Mitchell -H. R. (Bob) Haldeman -Work on the White House staff -Rogers role -Kissingers view -Presidents support
Conv. No. 464-15 (cont.)
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Current situation -Calls from State Department -Rogers -Relationship with Rogers -Relations with Defense Department -Laird -Public attacks -State Department -Senate -New York Times, March 7, 1971 -Bureaucratic leaks -State Department -Defense Department ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 [Privacy] [Duration: 30s ]
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-Rogers -Department of State -Call from Kissinger -Results -Bureaucracy -Richard F. Pedersen -U. Alexis Johnson -John N. Irwin, II -State Department -Kissingers role -Support for the President -Possible problems -Newsweek article on Rogers and Kissinger -Press credibility -Effect on Kissinger
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Liberal journalists -Bureaucracy, liberal senators, and press -J. William Fulbright -W[illiam] Stuart Symington -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Kissingers conversation with General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Need for Presidents support Conv. No. 464-17 (cont.) -Role of possible successor -Changes -Effect -Rogers -Role in administration -Rogers -Press commentary -Laos (Lam Son) Foreign policy -Outstanding issues -Presidents view -Japanese textiles -Peter G. Peterson -George P. Shultz -Harry S. Dent -Peter M. Flanigan -Wilbur D. Mills -State Department -Vietnam -Soviet Union -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Middle East -Presidents view -Rogers -Laird -Kissingers role -State Department Middle East -State Department analysis -Suez Canal -Golda Meir -Kissingers view -Joseph J. Sisco
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Possible US negotiating strategy -Israel -Suez Canal -Soviet Union involvement Foreign policy -Presidents advisors Conv. No. 464-17 (cont.) -Role -Kissinger -Rogers -Presidents foreign policy report -State Department -Kissingers possible resignation -Presidents view -Effect on foreign policy -Shultz -John D. Ehrlichman -Peterson -John B. Connally -Peterson -Possible letter from President -A memorandum -Trade -Great Britain -Petersons view -Options -Connally, Clifford M. Hardin, and Maurice H. Stans positions -Kissingers conversations with Peterson, March 8, 1971 -Bureaucracies -US Department of Agriculture [USDA] involvement -Negotiating role -Petersons negotiations with George R. S. Baring [Earl of Cromer] -USDA position -Connally -Petersons role -Work with Connally and Hardin -Soviet Union -Kissingers future role -Presidents future role -Public criticism -State Department and Kissinger
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Relationship -Kissingers possible resignation -Presidents view -SALT -Status -Soviet Union response -Possible speech by the President -Gerard C. Smith -US negotiators -Instructions -Timing Vietnam -Peace talks -Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Chou En-lai -Possible effect -Possible developments -Xuan Thuy and Dr. David K. E. Bruce -Newsweek -Possible talks -Lieutenant General Vernon A. Walters -US position -Strategy -Use of Soviet Union -Summit
Conv. No. 464-17 (cont.)
An unknown man [Stephen B. Bull?] entered at an unknown time after 3:01 pm Robert A. Taft, Jr. The unknown man [Bull?] left at an unknown time before 3:42 pm Vietnam -Peace talks -US position -Strategy -Soviet Union -Walters -Military situation in Laos (Lam Son) -Laird and Admiral Thomas H. Moorer
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Length of operation -Kissingers view -South Vietnamese position -General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -General Nguyen Van Thieu -Abrams view -South Vietnamese position Conv. No. 464-17 (cont.) -Possible results -Kissingers view -Public opinion -Los Angeles Times -Presidents meeting with press -Comparison with Cambodian operation -Reinforcements -Battlefield positions -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] -North Vietnamese army -Tchepone -Possible ARVN attack -Kissingers view -Moorers briefing -Enemy losses -Moorers briefing -Congress -Enemy losses -Effect on future negotiations -Air strikes -US Air Force -Moorer -Timing -Problems -Weather -US Air Force -Timing -North Vietnamese army -Casualties -Hill 31 -Continued ARVN action -Ground and air power -Abrams view -Possible ARVN withdrawal
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Timing -Presidents schedule -Possible troop announcement -Timing -Scenario -Presidents forthcoming speech to editors -Format Conv. No. 464-17 (cont.) -Possible troop announcement -Timing -Presidents schedule -Haig -Laird Kissingers role in administration -Haldeman -Ehrlichman -Kissingers possible resignation -Presidents position -State Department -Kissingers background -State Department -Foreign Service Presidents schedule -A meeting with Kissinger -Middle East -Timing -Haldeman -Taft Kissinger left at 3:42 pm
Conversation No. 464-18 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:42 pm and 3:45 pm Location: Oval Office
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with Stephen B. Bull The Presidents schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 3:45 pm
Conv. No. 464-17 (cont.) Conversation No. 464-19 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: 3:45 pm - 3:48 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Robert A. Taft, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dusterberg, and John E. Nidecker; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting Introductions and greetings Presentation of gift to President -Inaugural Medals -Background of publication project -R. Dusterberg -Background -Library of Congress -National Archives Presentation of gifts by President R. Dusterbergs acquaintance with Taft Taft, et al. left at 3:48 pm
Conversation No. 464-20 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: 3:48 pm - 3:55 pm Location: Oval Office
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with Silvio O. Conte, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Farrick, James H. LaSalle, Robert Rodriguez, Fred H. Bardwell, and John E. Nidecker; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting Introductions Presentation of gift to President -Whately, Massachusetts -Town bicentennial -Location -Population -Gift to the President Photograph arrangements An unknown mans daughter, [Lisa? [Surname unknown]] -Autograph -Gift Gifts Congress -Conte -Daniel H. Kuykendall -Presidents previous telephone call Conte John B. Connally Unknown persons Conte, et al. left at 3:55 pm Conv. No. 464-19 (cont.) 464-17
Conversation No. 464-21 Date: March 9, 1971
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Time: 3:55 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents schedule -Manuel Lujan, Jr. Conv. No. 464-20 (cont.) Bull left at 3:55 pm
Conversation No. 464-22 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: 3:55 pm - 4:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manuel Lujan, Jr. and John E. Nidecker; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting Presentation of gift to President -Ticket to Little League baseball game [Unintelligible] Presentation of gifts by President Lujan, et al. left at 4:00 pm
Conversation No. 464-23 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:00 pm and 4:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Presidents schedule -John D. Ehrlichman -Wilbur D. Mills -Photographs Bull left at an unknown time before 4:05 pm Conv. No. 464-22 (cont.)
Conversation No. 464-24 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: 4:05 pm - 5:34 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with William S. Paley, Frank Stanton, John A. Schneider, Richard W. Jencks, Robert D. Wood, Richard S. Salant, Herbert G. Klein, Charles W. Colson, and Ronald L. Ziegler; photographers were present at the beginning of the meeting [Discontinuities exist in the original recording] Presidents schedule Greetings Arrangements for photographs Fire in fireplace Topics for discussion Presidents meetings with network executives -Agenda -Presidents previous meeting with newspaper editors -Agenda -Presidents relationship with the media Television -Presidents press conferences -Presidents televised interviews -Commentary -Presidents view
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Frequency of Presidents television appearances -Possible future appearances -Network coverage Presidents televised interviews -Networks -[Forename unknown] Davidson Conv. No. 464-24 (cont.) -Howard K. Smith -Format -Presidents view -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr. -Edited tapes compared with live appearance -An American Broadcasting Company [ABC] interview in March -Presidents appearance -Format -Presidents view -Network concerns -Compared with East Room press conferences -Number of reporters present Presidents press conferences -Time of airing -Location -Oval Office -Old State Department building [Old Executive Office Building] -Indian Treaty Room -Networks views Presidents televised interviews -Smith -Foreign policy -Cronkite -Domestic policy -Format Campaign spending bill -Hugh Scott and John O. Pastores proposals regarding media -Spending limitations -A previous bill -Veto -Reasons
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Limitations -Presidents view -Implementation -Television networks -Free time -Governments role -Spending limitations -Various election races -Presidential and Congressional candidates -Incumbency -Advantages -Networks position -Comprehensive bill -Robert J. Dole -Equal time -Splinter parties -Possible problems -New York -Role of networks -Likelihood in 1972 Presidential election -Possible solution -George C. Wallace -Administrations view -Scotts efforts -Television broadcasting -Provisions -Enforcement -Effect -Fairness -Colsons efforts -Possible outcome -An unknown event -Scott and Dole -Legislation -Restrictions -Enforcement -Presidents position -Corporations, individuals, unions -Implementation -Committees -Political Action Committees
Conv. No. 464-24 (cont.)
49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Non-profit committees -Pure Water Committee example -Presidents position -Burden on candidates -Effect of expensive campaign -Restrictions -Individuals, unions, private lobbies -A news story -Campaign donations -Possible provisions Fairness doctrine -Union support compared with other support -Financial spending -1968 Presidential election -Wallace -Political events -Presidents State of the Union address -Black Congressmen -Edward W. Brooke -Networks position -Television commercials -Cigarettes -Detergents -Peace -Chevron gasoline in California -Alcoholism -Pharmaceuticals -Presidents position -Executive privilege -Application of equal time -Networks -Federal employees -Environmentalists -Public view -Perception -Industrialism -Nature -Industry efforts -Automobile example -Cost and benefit analysis
Conv. No. 464-24 (cont.)
50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Possible effect of equal time -Possible network action -Enforcement -Presidents suggestion -Campaign compared to social issues -Effect -Minorities -Liberal commentators -Possible effect -Possible network action -Public perception -Womens liberation -Congressional Black Caucus -Possible letters -Federal Communications Commission [FCC] -Nicholas Johnson -Commercials -FCC -A court ruling -Administration position -Public service -Anti-pollution -New York City environmental commissioner -FCC -Ralph Naders Raiders -Columbia Broadcasting Systems [CBS] record -Public programs -Possible network action -Presidents view -Station license renewals -Challenges -Effect -Dean Burch -The Presidents instructions -Television and newspapers -Richard E. (Dick) Berlin -Current situation -Causes -Minorities -Johnson -Attempts at Congressional or FCC action
Conv. No. 464-24 (cont.)
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Purpose -Colson -Presidents instructions -Burch and FCC -Private enterprise aspect -American television -Variety -FCC licensing policy -Presidents view -Radio -California -Bakersfield and Los Angeles -Number of radio stations -Radio -Future use by President -Forthcoming speakers -Compared with television news coverage -KCBS, KNX, KFWB, KFI -Presidents recollection of a Los Angeles station -Earle C. Anthony -Don Lee -KHJ, KNX, KFI -Anthonys station -Burbank
Conv. No. 464-24 (cont.)
Colleges -Berkeley -University of Southern California [USC] -Football team -A Notre Dame game -A Nebraska game -A Nebraska - Louisiana State University [LSU] football game -An unidentified fullback or Fulbright -Notre Dame -Football team -USC -John McKay -Anthony Davis Television -Domestic satellites
52 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Networks position on FCC -Clay T. (Tom) Whitehead -Value -Costs -American Telephone and Telegraph [AT&T] -Technology -Bureaucratic problems Conv. No. 464-24 (cont.) -Whitehead -Approaches -Communications Satellite Corporation [COMSAT] -Western Union -Networks position -FCC action -Public utilities -COMSAT -Globe Com [?] -AT&T -Value and quality of photos from satellites -Canadian experience Cable television [CATV] -CBSs holdings -FCC ruling -CBSs divestiture -New York Stock Exchange action -Impact -Governmental policy -FCC -Regulations -Burch -Formulation of Administrations position -Office of Telecommunications Policy -Whitehead -Staff -FCC -Compared with other commissions -Federal Trade Commission [FTC] -Federal Power Commission [FPC] -Presidents Advisory Council on Executive Organization -John B. Connally -Walter N. Thayer
53 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Networks -Employees [An unknown portion of the conversation was not recorded while the tape was changed] -Cost -Public utilities -Public television compared with private enterprise -A boxing match -Super Bowl -Public interest Media -Private enterprise aspect of television and radio -Government regulation -Presidents view -Networks efforts -Campaign spending bill -Effect -FCC role -FCC commissioners -Presidents view -Government role -Compared with wage and price controls -Public opinion Golf course Wage and price controls -Public opinion -Businessmen -Unions -US Steel -Fred Borch [?] -Chairman of General Motors -George Meany -World War II experience -Enforcement problems -Prospects -Effect on economy Conv. No. 464-24 (cont.)
54 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Television -Public interest aspect -Government regulation -Compared with newspapers and radio -Los Angeles -Public service aspect -Compared with medical profession -Problems -Private enterprise aspect -Presidents view -Needs -Expansion -Public service aspect -Campaigns -Fairness doctrine and equal time -Presidents position -Previous statement -Commercials -Presidents position -Courts
Conv. No. 464-24 (cont.)
Supreme Court -Warren E. Burger, Potter Stewart, Harry A. Blackmun, John M. Harlan, Byron R. (Whizzer) White -Possible views -William J. Brennan, Jr. Television -Private enterprise aspect -Fairness doctrine -Wage and price controls -Network relations with stations -England, France, India -Presidents position -Networks support -Follow-up -Colson -Whitehead and staff -Burch -Burch -Tenure
55 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Networks view -Possible future -Barry M. Goldwater -Networks response -Possible meeting with President -Previous meeting with President Quakers Astronauts -Television coverage -A splashdown attended by President -Frank Borman -Neil Armstrong -Cronkite -Interest -Meetings with students -Space program -Space program, Supersonic Transport [SST] Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:05 pm Presidents schedule -John D. Ehrlichman and George P. Shultz Bull left at an unknown time before 5:34 pm Astronauts -Meetings with students -Space program -Benefits -Value of space program -Military position -Presidents view -Borman -Future -Armstrong -Value of space program -Future exploration -Mars -National spirit, spirit of exploration of New World Conv. No. 464-24 (cont.)
56 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Shuttle program, exploration of Mars -National spirit SST -Presidents position compared with editorial writers -Value -Speed of international travel -Cost of development -Job creation -Tax revenue increase -Increase in foreign trade -Role in transportation -DC-3, DC-6; jets -Prospects for future -Speed of travel -Europe, San Francisco -National role in transportation -Soviet Union -United Kingdom -Compared with space program -Future implications US role in world -Youth -Vietnam, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, India -Space program -Isolationist feeling -Late 19th century -Current situation -Importance -Effect -Goals Appreciation Golf Football -Notre Dame -Ara Parsegian -A quarterback
Conv. No. 464-24 (cont.)
57 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-University of Miami Presidential gifts -Golf balls -Presidents golf -Cuff links -Wives, secretaries -Value Conv. No. 464-24 (cont.) Goodbyes Presidents schedule -United States Information Agency [USIA] meeting Paley, et al. left at 5:34 pm
Conversation No. 464-25 Date: March 9, 1971 Time: 5:36 pm - unknown before 7:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with George P. Shultz and John D. Ehrlichman [Discontinuities appear in the original recording] Presidents schedule -March 9, 1971 -Williamsburg speech Topics for discussion -Wilbur D. Mills -Milk, cheese, dairy problems -Textiles -Welfare and Social Security -Health -Revenue sharing Dairy industry -Price supports
58 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Cheese purchase program -Import controls -Price supports -Effect on cheese purchase program and import controls -1970 parity level -85%/492/505 -Gerald R. Ford and Hugh Scott -March 9, 1971 talk with Clark MacGregor Conv. No. 464-24 (cont.) -John W. Byrnes -Democrats -Leadership -Mills -Hyde Murray -Position -1970 increase -Effects -Dairy industry position -Clifford M. Hardins position -Concerns -Cholesterol -Effect of high prices -Cheese import letter -Parity level -505/495 -Page Belcher -William R. Poage -Hardin -85%, 87%, 80.5% -Productivity, income -Hardin -Robert J. Doles position -85% or above -82% to 83% -Future -Cheese imports -Possible action by President -Murray -Barry M. Goldwater -Presidents conversation, March 6, 1971 -Position -MacGregor
59 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Murray -Mills -Social Security-welfare connection -Russell B. Longs call to Shultz -Parity level -Milk producers -Commitments Conv. No. 464-25 (cont.) H. R. (Bob) Haldeman entered at 5:48 pm -Hardins position -Farm lobby -Belcher -Corn, cotton, cheese -Byrnes, Carl B. Albert -Mills -Albert -Presidents schedule -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -Albert -Minneapolis -Breakfast Haldeman left at 5:50 pm -Administration commitments -Textiles and [unintelligible] -Possible future action by President -Murray [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:46 pm and 5:48 pm] [Conversation No. 464-25A] Call to Murray [End of telephone conversation]
60 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Social Security -Longs call to Shultz -Mills -Longs position in Social Security increase -Debt limit -Interest equalization tax -Mills Conv. No. 464-25 (cont.) -Welfare -Republican position -Mills -Byrnes -Experience -Mills -Relations with administration -Discussions with members of White House staff -President -Possible veto Dairy program -Cheese price supports -Mills Mills -Relationship with Administration -Bryce N. Harlow -MacGregor -Harlow [The President talked with Murray between 5:56 pm and 5:59 pm] [Conversation No. 464-25B] Dairy program -Shultz and Ehrlichman -Dairy supporters -Cheese for school lunch program -Mills -Parity level -Effect -Support for Ford, Albert -Possible action
61 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[End of telephone conversation] -Presidents conversation with Murray -Land o Lakes dairy cooperative -Wisconsin -Position -Dole -Contributions to Republican National Committee Social Security and welfare -Longs proposal -Mills -A March 9, 1971 meeting on welfare -A further report -Costs -Mills -House Ways and Means Committee -Mills -John B. Connally [Thomas] Hale Boggs -Conversation with Ehrlichman -Shultz -Connally Mills -Connally -Dealings with Japanese regarding textiles -Committee hearings -Connally and Shultz Textile trade negotiations with Japan -Presidents conversation with Peter M. Flanigan -A possible letter from the President -Ehrlichmans March 6, 1971 meeting with Peter G. Peterson -Presidents conversation with Flanigan -A March 10, 1971 meeting -Textile industry -Mills -Legislation
Conv. No. 464-25 (cont.)
62 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Federal Trade Commission [FTC] -Possible future action -Shultzs efforts -John N. Mitchells conversation with Ehrlichman -Administrations position -Legislation -Voluntary restraints -Japanese industry proposal -Legislation -Options -Possible executive action -Dumping Presidents schedule -Discussions on Social Security and welfare Internal Revenue Service commissioner -A possible nominee of Mills -John S. Nolan -Background -Department of Treasury -Edwin S. Cohen -Ehrlichmans meetings with Mitchell and Connally -Ehrlichmans meeting with Cohen -Connally -Nolan -Requirements -George D. Webster -Background -Johnnie M. Walters -Mitchells assistant -Requirements -Walters Mills -Connally -Revenue sharing -Possible meeting between the President, Mills, and Byrnes -Welfare and Social Security -Milk -Textile policy -Milk
Conv. No. 464-25 (cont.)
63 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Social Security and welfare Presidents schedule -Possible meeting between the President and Shultz -Mid-decade concerns -Congress -Department of Commerce -Cost -Presidents position Haldeman entered at 6:13 pm -Meeting with Ehrlichman and Haldeman [Name unintelligible] -Note to Shultz Shultz left at 6:14 pm Mills -Harlow -Haldemans conversation with Harlow -Possible meeting of Byrnes and Harlow Harlow -Promotion to vice president at Proctor and Gamble -Forthcoming call from Haldeman [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 6:14 pm and 6:16 pm] [Conversation No. 464-25C] Call to Harlow [End of telephone conversation] Mills -Dealings with Japanese on textiles -Foreign policy implications -Harlows response
Conv. No. 464-25 (cont.)
64 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Presidents response -Mills activities -Possible future actions -Longs response -Harlows view -Long [The President talked with Harlow between 6:16 pm and 6:18 pm] [Conversation No. 464-25D] Harlows promotion Mills -Presidents meeting with Ehrlichman, Haldeman, and Shultz -Forthcoming meeting between Harlow and Ehrlichman -Dealings with Japanese -Textile negotiations -Presidents position -Forthcoming call to Harlow by Ehrlichman -Byrnes -Future relations with administration [End of telephone conversation] -Connallys relationship with Mills -A meeting with an unidentified person -Position of Social Security Textile trade negotiations with Japan -Flanigan -Workload -Mills -Flanigans work -Workload -Flanigans meetings with Japanese negotiator -State Department -Maurice H. Stans -Henry A. Kissinger -Possible action -Administrations position Conv. No. 464-25 (cont.)
65 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Mills -Legislation -Possible statement -Administration position -A voluntary steel program -Alaska Pipeline case -Previous conversation with the President -Lyndon B. Johnson Administration case Conv. No. 464-25 (cont.) -Differences -Peterson and Shultzs philosophy -Presidents position -Kissingers position -Presidents position -Petersons role -Possible instructions from the President -Flanigan -Role Grain sale to Great Britain -Petersons role -Conversation with Connally -Trip to New York -Possible meeting with Hardin -Outcome -Hardins call to Connally -Peterson -Hardin -Connally -State Departments role Kissinger -Previous conversation with the President -Newsweek article -Background -William L. Safire -Kissingers response -Possible resignation -Presidents position -Duties -Laos -Soviet Union
66 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Middle East -Compared with William P. Rogers -Role in US Middle East policy -A paper on the Middle East by State Department -Jewish background -Holocaust -Potential problems Conv. No. 464-25 (cont.) -Effect on American Middle East policy -Compared with a health decision -Kenneth R. Cole, Jr. -Role -Reason -Possible resignation -Relations with Rogers -Compared with Ehrlichmans relations with George W. Romney -Possible meeting with Rogers -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr.s call to Rogers -Rogers call to Kissinger -Relations with Rogers -Presidents position -Presidents foreign policy decisions -Laos, Middle East, SALT -Kissingers role -Presidents position -State Department -Presidents position -Possible resignation -The Presidents view -Other considerations -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Relations with Rogers -Rogers call to Kissinger -Position -National Security Council [NSC] system -Meaning -Rogers -Presidents calls to Admiral Thomas H. Moorer -Compared with Haldemans situation -Presidents talks with Rogers -Trip to an unidentified island [Guam?]
67 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Presidents talks with Rogers and Richard M. Helms -Position -Presidents foreign policy decisions -Bases -NSC papers -Kissinger -Rogers -Differences of opinions -Public relations considerations -Compared with Rogers and Melvin R. Laird -Compared with Ehrlichman -John A. Volpe -Romney -Hardin -Knowledge of foreign policy -Employment at the White House -Compared to Ehrlichman
Conv. No. 464-25 (cont.)
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-Foreign policy reports -Presidents view -Department of State -Circulation -Influence on Presidents Nixon Doctrine -Meeting with reporters on Guam Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 7:10 pm