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Date: 
Mar 25, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 473-1 Date: March 25, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:30 am and 8:58 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger Presidents schedule -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Length -Signing ceremony -Executive Branch reorganization -NSC meeting -Briefing by General Robert E. Cushman, Jr. Vietnam report
Conversation No. 473-2 Date: March 25, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:58 am and 9:31 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Presidents schedule -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Length -Henry A. Kissinger -Signing ceremony for government reorganization -Briefing on the economy -Staff work -National Newspaper Association reception -Presidents role -Number attending -An interview with Frank van der Linden -Presidents accomplishments
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Length -Presidents accomplishments -van der Linden -Interviews with other staff -Meeting with Congressional Black Caucus -Length -Meeting with press -Length -Meeting with other press Unemployment in space and technology fields -Staff meeting discussion -Supersonic transport [SST] -Possible action on Presidents trip to California -Scope -Type of event to be staged -Reasoning -George P. Shultz -Orange County and San Mateo County, California -General Electric Company layoffs -Possible event in California -Timing -A meeting concerning aerospace layoffs -Possible follow-up to Senate vote -Budget cuts in space program -Public opinion -Space program -Public opinion -Administration policy -Senate vote -Clinton P. Anderson -Margaret Chase Smith Presidents schedule -National Newspaper Association reception -Presidents remarks -Herbert G. Klein -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Content of briefing remarks -Length
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
News coverage -SST -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] withdrawal -Future stories -Public relations efforts NSC meeting [Pause] Young people -Robert H. Finchs efforts -Administration policies -College students -Presidents position -Professors -Compared with church members activism -Effect of universities -Haldemans daughter at Stanford University and a friend at University of Southern California [USC] -Compared with President and Haldemans college lives -Course work -College life -Compared with Presidents student career -Pass-fail courses -An exam SST -Staff response to Senate vote -Effect on Presidents schedule -California -Florida Presidents schedule -California, Florida -Facilities -Presidents meeting with General Nguyen Van Thieu -Weather -Symbolism -Weather Conv. No. 473-2 (cont.)
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Purposes -Movie industry concerns -Aerospace industry concerns -Agricultural concerns -Western White House facility -Justification -Effect of SST vote -Announcement to press -Public awareness -Weather -Public awareness Congress -Schedule for recess -Timing -Schedule for re-convening -Senate, House -Presidents forthcoming meeting with editors
Conv. No. 473-2 (cont.)
Vietnam -US troop withdrawal -Presidents announcement -Timing -House session -A forthcoming Organization of American States [OAS] event -House response -Timing -Congressional response -Timing -Effect -Public response -Columnists response -Public response -Presidents position -Columnists -Public response John A. Scali -Possible White House job -Health
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Presidents schedule -California trip -Previous announcement to press -Possible Florida trip -California trip -Weather -Effect -Staff meeting discussion -SST vote -Staff -Previous announcement to press -Presidents view -Ronald L. Ziegler -Length -Weather -Press conference -Preparation for a speech -Florida -Camp David -California, Florida -Weather -California trip -Press conference -Length -Possible event -Press conference -Date -Aerospace event -Date -Press conference -Presidents preparation -March 30, 1971 event -Aerospace meeting -Logistics -Samuel Goldwyn meeting -Date -March 27, 1971 -Aerospace meeting -Goldwyn -Action -Decision
Conv. No. 473-2 (cont.)
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President left at an unknown time before 9:31 am
Conversation No. 473-3 Date: March 25, 1971 Time: 9:31 am Location: Oval Office H. R. (Bob) Haldeman talked with the White House operator Presidents location Presidents previous call [to Rose Mary Woods] Presidents location Conv. No. 473-2 (cont.)
Conversation No. 473-4 Date: March 25, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:31 am and 9:50 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Rose Mary Woods call Presidents schedule -California trip White House staff -Needs -California trip -Public relations -Compared with House and Senate -Compared with a campaign
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Cabinet -John B. Connally -Public relations White House staff -Haldeman -Charles W. Colson -Colsons role -Public relations -Supersonic Transport [SST] -Peter H. Dominicks previous meeting with President -Republican leaders meetings Congressional relations -Clark MacGregor -Possible meeting with President or Haldeman -Dominick meeting -Charles H. Percy -Need for support for Presidents policies -Vietnam -SST vote -Administration efforts -Meetings with Senators -Effect -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Robert H. Finch and Rumsfelds trip to Europe -Possible position -Trade Representative -Possible work with MacGregor -Congress -Finch -Work -Public relations efforts -MacGregor -William E. Timmons -MacGregor -Meetings with Presidents supporters -Possible meeting with President -Reasons for meeting -Public relations efforts
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Motivation -Needs President schedule -California trip -Possible alternative -Troop withdrawal announcement -Meeting with surrogate speakers [Name unintelligible] -White House staff -National Security Council [NSC] meetings -Henry A. Kissinger -Public relations efforts -Relations with the press -Stewart J. O. Alsop -John Kenneth Galbraith -Public relations efforts -Galbraith -Patrick J. Buchanan -Finch -The President -Kissinger -Vietnam briefings -Kissinger -Vietnam briefings -Student groups Presidents schedule -Cabinet and senior staff -Information for press -Public relations efforts -Haldemans US News and World Report interview -Public relations efforts -John D. Ehrlichman -Peter M. Flanigan -Congressional groups -Press -Timmons, Ehrlichman, MacGregor, George P. Shultz, and Finch -Cabinet officers -Colsons role
Conv. No. 473-4 (cont.)
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Questionnaire Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:31 am Presidents schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 9:58 am Public relations -Questionnaire -Responses -Presidents qualities -Polling techniques -Presidents qualities -Compared with Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -Children Haldeman left at 9:50 am
Conv. No. 473-4 (cont.)
Conversation No. 473-5 Date: March 25, 1971 Time: 9:50 am - 10:12 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Steven Baker, Walter Byrd, Eileen Friars, Stanley Grimm, Jay Sternoff, and Robert H. Finch Introduction Seating arrangements A photographer Finchs paper on youth -Presidents meeting with Edwin D. Etherington -Public relations efforts -Administration policies
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Issues of concern to students -Military service draft -Deferments -Student loans -Need for communications -Military service draft, loans, internships -Administration speakers and counselors -Summer internship in government -Number -Capitol Hill -One Senators experience -Numbers -Congress -White House assignments -Departmental assignments -State and local governments -New York -California Student leaders conference -Student leaders -Credibility -Meeting with Finch -Student legislation -Policy position -Credibility -Subsidies -Legislation -Student views -Resolutions -Credibility of student leaders -Accessibility to government leaders Issues -Marijuana -Eighteen-year-old vote Students and government -Communications -Importance -A previous conference
Conv. No. 473-4 (cont.)
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Effect -Memorandum from the students to the President -Relationship -Presidents view -Draft -Employment -Fields of study Conv. No. 473-5 (cont.) -White House and Cabinet officers -Internships -Congressmen and Senators -Need for government action -Volunteers in Service to America [VISTA] -Peace Corps -Teachers Corps reorganization -Joseph H. Blatchford -Blatchfords role -National Center for Voluntary Action -Administration policies -State and local government level -Revenue sharing policy -Effect -Presidents position -Bellevue, Washington -Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] -Urban renewal -Model Cities programs -Effect of Presidents programs -Communications -Student government -Presidents student government career -Role of student leaders -Administration speakers -Revenue sharing -Vietnam -Administration speakers -Appearances at clubs, campuses -Cabinet and department officers -Compared to professors -Presidents professors -Effect -Possible invitations
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Reception on campus -Congressional speakers -1961 to 1970 period -World and national events -Importance of communication -Presidents possible appearance -Secret Service -Finchs experiences -Bakers perception -Attitude toward Presidents reelection -Possible meetings with President -Bakers attitude toward President -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Presidents support among student in 1972 -Attitude toward administration -Administrations view of youth -Importance of dialogue -Possible invitation to speakers -Peter Teague -Perception of President -Communications Presidents schedule -National Security Council [NSC] meeting Oval Office -Tour by Finch -George Washington portrait -Head of State gifts The President left at 10:12 am -A gift from Boy Scouts Recording was cut off at 10:12 am
Conv. No. 473-5 (cont.)
Conversation No. 473-6
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: March 25, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:20 am and 11:25 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Dwight A. Ink, Alan Dean, Charles R. Perry, Donald B. Rice, Richard P. Nathan, Samuel M. Cohn, Charles Bingman, Wesley K. Sasaki, Emerson J. Elliott, Harry S. Havens, Earl D. Rhode, Carl W. Tiller, Rodger L. Greene, Raymond L. Walters, Seymour Blum, Conv. No. 473-5 (cont.) Russell Chapin, James Finch, Paul H. ONeill, and John B. Connally [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress] Revenue sharing -Work of staff -Legislators -Mayors, county officials -State government officials -Special revenue sharing -Education -A task force -Presidents meetings -Meeting on special revenue sharing Government reorganization -Work of staff -Presidents appreciation Gifts -Secretaries -Golf balls Government reorganization -Forthcoming press briefing -Presidents role Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:20 am Presidents schedule Presidents location -Cabinet Room The President, et al. left at 11:25 am
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 473-7 Date: March 25, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:25 am and 11:30 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Forthcoming press briefing The President and Bull left at an unknown time before 11:30 am
Conv. No. 473-6 (cont.)
Conversation No. 473-8 Date: March 25, 1971 Time: 12:16 pm - 1:58 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Frank van der Linden interview -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Henry A. Kissinger -Presidents enemies, supporters -Forthcoming interview with the President -Vietnam negotiations -Possible interview with Kissinger Presidents schedule -California trip -Weather -Press -Staff advice -Donald H. Rumsfeld -John D. Ehrlichman -George P. Shultz
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Length of stay -Florida trip Congress -Support for President -Robert H. Finch -Support for President -Core constituency -Ehrlichmans and Finchs advice -Clark MacGregor -Response to President -Recess -Executive Branch reorganization plan -Response -Haldemans view -Senate Democrats Supersonic Transport [SST] issue -Hubert H. Humphrey -Position -Environmentalists -Industry -Power compared with popular opinion Congress -Shultz -MacGregor -Finch -Rumsfeld -John N. Mitchell -Shultz -Ehrlichman -Work -Shultz -Ehrlichman -Cycles George H. Gallup poll -Approval of President -Charles W. Colson -Meaning and effect
Conv. No. 473-7 (cont.)
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Possible effect on Congress Presidents schedule -California trip
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-Events to be set up by staff -Press conference -Length -Presidents speech -Kissingers and William L. Safires role -Presidents work -Location -Florida -Presidents speech -California compared with Florida -Weather -California trip -Palm Springs -San Clemente -Samuel Goldwyn -Medal of Freedom -Timing -Press conference -Timing -Presidents preparation -Compared with Howard K. Smith interview -Timing -Goldwyn
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Press conference -John B. Connally -Quadriad meeting -Purpose of visit -Meeting with James D. Hodgson and aerospace officials -Purpose Issues -Economy -Vietnam War -Forthcoming coverage -Domestic programs -Presidents programs Presidents schedule -California trip -Weather -Presidents speech -Kissinger -Kissinger and Melvin R. Laird -Congress -Presidents speech and press conference -Work with Patrick J. Buchanan -Delivery Congress -SST vote -White House efforts -Meaning -Presidents possible appearance at Chowder and Marching Society, March 24, 1971 -Mood -Ehrlichman and Rumsfelds advice Conv. No. 473-8 (cont.)
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Presidents appearances -Effect -Smith interview -Cabinet meeting -Republican leaders meeting -Presidents role -SST -Effect -SST vote in House of Representatives -National Newspapers Association reception -Effect -Use of Presidents time -Public appearances -Television
Conv. No. 473-8 (cont.)
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Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:16 pm Forthcoming van der Linden interview -Possible rescheduling in California -Meeting with President on plane -Presidents schedule -National Newspaper Association reception -March 26, 1971
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-Breakfast with Carl B. Albert, Ford, and [Thomas] Hale Boggs -10:00 Cabinet meeting -Justinian Society -California trip -Departure time -Meeting with Laird [?] -Possible interviews en route to California -President, Kissinger Conv. No. 473-8 (cont.) -Possible interview with President, March 26, 1971 Bull left at an unknown time before 12:42 pm Connally -Possible trip to California -Recent work Republicans -Program of administration -Response -Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt -Response -Farmers -Roosevelt
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Refreshments Rose Mary Woods entered at 12:42 pm Presidents schedule
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21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Woods left at 12:58 pm Presidents schedule -Congressional Black Caucus -Briefing for President -Ehrlichmans view -MacGregor and Robert J. Brown -Presidents role -Charles C. Diggs, Jr. Youth -Student body presidents -Compared with students in President and Haldemans eras -Effect of television -Haldemans children -Presidents previous meeting with youth leaders -Finchs role -One students remarks -White House staff -Meetings with the President -Memoranda to the President -Interests -Draft deferment -Finch -Summer intern program -View of participants -Presidents view -Peace Corps -Joseph H. Blatchford -Volunteers -Effect of unemployment -Reason for joining -Daniel P. (Pat) Moynihan -President as a young person -Trip to Europe -Student body presidents previous meeting with President -Presidents possible appearances with students -Educational television -College campuses -Effect
Conv. No. 473-8 (cont.)
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Compared with William F. (Billy) Grahams appearances -Grahams campus appearances -Effect -Presidents possible appearances with students -Educational television -Meeting in Oval Office -Forthcoming meeting with Finch and Colson Conv. No. 473-8 (cont.) -Student leaders National spirit -Administration stands on SST, space program, Vietnam War, defense, US leadership -Compared with British, French, Germans, and Japanese -German and Japanese youth Young people Presidents schedule -Use of Presidents time -Meetings with students -Students -Use of Presidents time -Public appearances Stock market -Dow-Jones average -Presidents response Presidents schedule -A swearing-in -Presidents role -March 25 or March 26, 1971 -Public appearances -Effect -Public relations value -Cabinet officers -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Connally Agnew -Compared with Connally -Presidents position
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Media -Rowland Evans and Robert D. Novak column -Rumsfeld -A Cabinet meeting -Shultz -Possible appearances on campuses -Youth -Shultzs desegregation group -Right-wing connections -Advice -President -White House staff -Gridiron Club Dinner -Advice -President
Conv. No. 473-8 (cont.)
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Presidents schedule -California trip -William P. Rogers -Role as Secretary of State -Kissingers role Vietnam -Presidents forthcoming speech -Kissinger and Safire -Tone -Compared with Presidents Cambodia and November 3, 1969 speeches -1972
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Presidents critics -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] -Withdrawal -Presidents view -Coverage by media -General Nguyen Van Thieus instructions -Alternative actions -Thieus election -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] News -ARVN withdrawal -Thieu -Casualties -North Vietnamese casualties -Compared with ARVN casualties -Bombing -Effect -Tonnage dropped -Air Force Presidents schedule -Possible call to Boeing employees -Colson -Coverage -Presidents statement -Content -Presidents policies -Presidents support -Boeing 707s, 727s, 747s -Washington state -Public relations effect -California trip
Conv. No. 473-8 (cont.)
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-Presidents speech -California trip -Return time -April 6 and April 7, 1971 (?)
Conv. No. 473-8 (cont.)
Presidents previous interview with Smith -Congressional response -Need for surrogate speakers -Press coverage -White House follow-up Public relations efforts -Whitney M. Young, Jr.s funeral -Presidents statements -Revenue sharing -Importance
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Agnew J. Edgar Hoover -Future -Haldemans forthcoming talk with Mitchell
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****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 12 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 1m 22s ] Conv. No. 473-8 (cont.) END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 12 ****************************************************************************** Presidents schedule -Meeting with National Newspaper Association -Meeting with mayors -Meeting with Congressional Black Caucus -Length, agenda -Reception for White House social aides -Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixon -Meeting with Congressional Black Caucus -Agenda Agnew -Motives for behavior -Novaks column -Haldemans conversations -Relations with President -Relations with White House staff -Phone calls -Compared with John A. Volpe and George W. Romney White House secretaries -Phone calls -A secretary of Haldemans -Woods Haldemans phone call -Calls to Senators -White House switchboard -Call to Rogers -Maggie Howell [?]
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Vietnam -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Coverage -Monday magazines -Kissinger Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:58 pm Kissingers location Bull left at an unknown time before 1:58 pm ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 13 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 24s ] Conv. No. 473-8 (cont.)
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Mrs. Nixons staff -Constance M. (Cornell) (Connie) Stuart and Lucy A. Winchester -Trip to California -Stuart Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:58 pm Manolo Sanchezs location Bull left at an unknown time before 1:58 pm Congress -Presidents supporters -Finch and Rumsfelds advice -Colsons advice -Freshmen Republican Congressmen
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Vietnam War, Laos operation -Effect of recess -Public opinion -Effect of press -Haldemans view -Washington Post -New York Times -Recess plans -Bahamas -Trips -Work with constituents -Staff -Work -Mail -Committee meetings -Re-election work -Relations with White House
Conv. No. 473-8 (cont.)
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Hoover -Haldemans forthcoming meeting with Mitchell -Jerry Greene [?] Agnew -Peter H. Dominick -Relations with Moynihan, Leonard Garment, Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Relations with Buchanan -Memorandum -Presidents conversation with Barry M. Goldwater
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Work -Revenue sharing -A cities meeting -Public relations -Staff [?] -A speech at Republican fundraiser -A briefing -A group -Possible campus speeches -March 24, 1971 speech Presidents schedule -Dinner for businessmen -[Name unintelligible] -Roger Milliken -Charles S. Mitchell -John A. (Jack) Mulcahy -Charles S. Payson -J[ohn] Howard Pew -H. Ross Perot -[Name unintelligible] Haldeman left at 1:58 pm
Conv. No. 473-8 (cont.)
Conversation No. 473-9 Date: March 25, 1971 Time: 3:03 pm - 3:55 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with George P. Shultz, John D. Ehrlichman, and James D. Hodgson Executive Branch reorganization -Presidents meeting with staff Construction industry -Boards of control -Strikes
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Wages -Appeals -Wage adjustments -Factors -Equity -Limits -Role of federal government -Executive Order Conv. No. 473-8 (cont.) -Effect -Hodgsons view -Wage and price controls -Drawbacks -Political considerations -Democrats -Philosophical basis -Complaints, appeals -Alternatives -Wage increases -Effects -Davis-Bacon Act -Effects on building trades -Building and Trade Unions -Forthcoming meeting -Demonstrations -Collective bargaining -Unions -Administration policies -A commission -Recommendations of public members -Recommendations of labor -Public members -Presidential appointees -John T. Dunlop -Recommendations -Executive Order -Wage stabilization boards -Strikes -Wage increases -Super board as monitor and appeal board -Enforcement -Davis-Bacon Act
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Wages -Settlements -Government construction -Enforcement power -Steel strike possibility -Wages -Union leadership Conv. No. 473-9 (cont.) -Union members views -Steel compared with copper and aluminum -Possible stabilization boards -Jurisdiction -Plasterers, electrician, bricklayers -Union jurisdiction -MDA and Associated General Contractors of America [AGCA] -Time to be established -Super board -Possible effects on wages -Hodgsons view -Possible effects on relations with labor -George Meany -Building trades -Possible response to wage controls as opposed to Davis-Bacon Act -Hodgsons report to the President -Administration policy -Unions -Management -Housing industry -Unions -Contractors -AGCA resolution -Housing industry -Unions views -Meany -Meeting with President -Presidents meeting, March 24, 1971 -Housing industry -Democrats legislation -Presidents position -Ehrlichmans previous meeting with leaders -Leaders view of Administration policy
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Industry -Response of George W. Romney and group -Wage-price stabilization boards -Effects -Union response -Unemployment -Wages -Applicability to other industries Conv. No. 473-9 (cont.) -Presidents concern -Aluminum -Future trends -Possible response -Shultzs view -Steel, longshoremen -Industry -Members of boards -Appeals board -Need for wage control -Shultzs view -Compared with Hodgsons view -View of other segments of organized labor -Support for President -Leonard Woodcock -Maurice A. Hutcheson -Carpenters union -Position -A Florida situation -Position -Support for the Administration -Davis-Bacon Act -Business position -Effects of possible action by President -Ehrlichman group -Position of Romney, John A. Volpe, Winton M. (Red) Blount, and Arthur F. Burns -Volpes knowledge of industry -Volpes view -Ehrlichmans meeting -Other industries -Paul W. McCrackens paper -Alternatives
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Possible wage increases and controls -Hodgsons assumptions -Managements position -Reasons -Fortune magazine group -Meeting with President -Possible government action Conv. No. 473-9 (cont.) -Davis-Bacon -Contractual considerations -Effect -Attorney General -Possible injunctions -Ehrlichmans view -Executive Order language -Enforcement -Boards authority -Davis-Bacon -Emergency situation -Legal limitations -Possible meeting with President and Hodgson -Volpe -Purpose -Effect on Presidents policy choices -Public opinion -Management, unions -Ehrlichman group -Political considerations -Ehrlichmans view -Possible speeches by Volpe, Romney, Maurice H. Stans, and Blount -Position -Support for Administration policies -Possible meeting with President, March 26, 1971 -Possible meeting of President and Meany, March 26, 1971 -Cabinet meeting time -Possible administration action -Presidents view -Hodgsons view -Romney, Volpe, Stans, and McCracken positions -Herbert Steins possible response -A paper on controls -Shultzs position
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Hodgsons work -Florida -Meany -Possible statement -Support for Administration -Relations with Shultz -Possible meeting with Hodgson or Shultz -Timing -Meanys health -Presidents position -Business communitys response -Stock market -Compared with future response -Shultzs assessment -Profits -Davis-Bacon Act -12% wage increase -Administration efforts -Compared with other industries -Hodgsons work -Compared with steel and aluminum -Publicity -Union leaders -Davis-Bacon Act repeal -Possible time limit -Injunction -Effect on construction industry -Presidents action -Effect on state laws -Meetings -Purpose -Labor unions -Meany -Davis-Bacon Act -Cabinet -Purpose -Presidents remarks -Presidents announcement -Timing -Ehrlichmans view -Meetings
Conv. No. 473-9 (cont.)
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Forthcoming Cabinet meeting -Effect of previous actions Shultz and Hodgson left at 3:53 pm Domestic Intelligence Advisory Board -John N. Mitchell -Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.s hearings on domestic surveillance -Mitchells staffs discussion with Ervin -Executive Order -Message for Mitchell -President and Ehrlichmans discussion Ehrlichmans meeting with Wilbur D. Mills, March 25, 1971 Ehrlichman left at 3:55 pm
Conv. No. 473-9 (cont.)
Conversation No. 473-10 Date: March 25, 1971 Time: 3:55 pm - 4:23 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John N. Mitchell and Thomas A. Pappas Presidents schedule -Previous meeting with James D. Hodgson Pappas schedule Domestic Intelligence Advisory Board -Paperwork Pappas -Work
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 4m 23s ]
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Hugh Scott -Pappas previous conversation A gift -George A. Murphy Scott -Pappas previous conversation -Support for President -Supersonic Transport [SST] John A. Volpe -Health SST -Volpes work SST -Administration work National mood -SST -Space program -Defense programs -Poverty -Presidents upcoming meeting with Congressional Black Caucus -Program priorities -Source of revenue Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 3:55 pm Refreshments
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:23 pm Support for President -Pappas experiences -Pappas -1960 election -John C. Folger World leadership -Presidents role -Era of change -General Charles A. J. M. de Gaulle -Konrad Adenauer -Winston S. Churchill -Alcide de Gasperi -King Paul of Greece [Paul I] -The Vatican -Pope Pius XII [Eugenio Pacelli] -Compared with Popes John XXIII [Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli] and Paul VI [Giovanni Battista Motini] -Catholic Church -United States -American Eastern Establishment -Harvard University -Vietnam War -Presidents role -Presidents policy -Importance to US
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Charles H. Percy -R. Sargent Shriver -Edward W. Brooke -Enemies of US -Europe -Public opinion -Presidents forthcoming announcement -Effect -US troops -Withdrawal -Prisoners of War [POWs] -South Vietnam -Peace talks in Paris -Henry Cabot Lodge, Dr. David K. E. Bruce -Effect -US strategy -Timing of negotiations -POWs -Geneva National mood -Effect of World War II -Compared with French, Germans, and Japanese -Effect of Korean and Vietnam Wars -Intellectuals -Media -Attitudes toward US role in world -Aviation -Space exploration -Domestic orientation -Blacks -Communists -Britain, France, Japan, US -Intellectuals -View of America -John Kenneth Galbraith -McGeorge Bundy Henry E. Ford, II -Attendance at Presidents March 23, 1971 dinner -Wife
Conv. No. 473-10 (cont.)
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Work in volunteer efforts -Relations with Pappas -Support for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson -First wife -Support for President -Max M. Fisher -Contribution Conv. No. 473-10 (cont.) Pappas -Support for the President -Meeting with the President -Italy -Pappas business
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ITALY AND THE VATICAN
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Italy -Henry J. Tasca -Possible appointment -Pappas view -Wife -Greece -Comments on State Department -Relations with Pappas [?] Communists -Spain, Turkey, Italy
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Pappas view -Greece -Presidents position -Support for Greece -Mitchell -National Security Council [NSC] -Pappas previous conversation with George Papadopoulos Conv. No. 473-10 (cont.) -Support of Greece -Tasca -Pappas previous conversation with Constantinos Karamanlis -Tascas role -Political developments -Pappas assessment -Martial law -Tasca -Status -King Constantine [Constantine II] -Health
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GREECE
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-Yugoslavia -Josip Broz Tito -Accomplishments -Presidents visit in October, 1970 -Status -Pappas view
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Titos planned visit to US -Timing -Pappas possible attendance at State dinner Pappas work for Mitchell -Schedule Yugoslavia -Monetary situation -Pappas business connections -Imports and exports -Steel plant -Japan, England, Germany, France Middle East -A Prime Minister -Friendship with Pappas -Tom Pluskey [?] -Brother -Soviet Union role -Israel -US role -Soviet Union role -Pappas view Turkey -Drug traffic -Pappas role -Presidents position -New leader -Program -Pappas view -Advisors -Pappas view -Previous conversations with the President Conv. No. 473-10 (cont.)
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[Duration: 18s ]
CYPRUS
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Possible Meeting of President and Giuseppe Saragat -Italy -California -Previous state visit -Private visit -Timing -California -Florida -Alaska -Circumstances -Lieutenant General Vernon A. Walters -Dwight D. Eisenhower Administration role Folger -Pappas meeting -Contribution to Common Cause -John W. Gardner -Common Cause Ripon Society -Shriver -A party for Charles E. Goodell -Mitchells view Pappas forthcoming work -Presidents appreciation Gifts -Cufflinks -Paperweight
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Stephen B. Bull entered at 4:23 pm The Presidents schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Congressional Black Caucus [Forename unknown] Wells [?] Conv. No. 473-10 (cont.) Presidents support Mitchell, Pappas, and Bull left at 4:23 pm
Conversation No. 473-11 Date: March 25, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:23 pm and 4:40 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger Vietnam -Negotiations -Status -Dr. David K. E. Bruce -Delay by North Vietnamese -US strategy -Delays -Bruce -The Presidents instructions -Melvin R. Laird -Press briefing -Military option -South Vietnamese -Bombing -Presidents view -Lairds comments to Stewart J. O. Alsop -South Vietnamese military -US military supplies
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Presidents talk with Alsop -Presidents position -Material and equipment -Possible meeting with Laird, Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, and David Packard -Scheduling -H. R. (Bob) Haldeman -An unnamed man -Laird -An unnamed mans advice -Moorer -General Nguyen Van Thieu -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Importance compared with Cambodia -Presidents policies Conversation No. 473-12 Date: March 25, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:23 pm and 4:40 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents telephone call to Boeing Corporation -Technical arrangements Bull left at an unknown time before 4:40 pm
Conversation No. 473-13 Date: March 25, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:23 pm and 4:40 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person [Henry A. Kissinger?] Soviet Union - US relations
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Presidents instruction -Public statements on arms control Peoples Republic of China -United Nations admission -Two China policy -US strategy -John B. Connally
Conversation No. 473-14 Date: March 25, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:23 pm and 4:40 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man [Stephen B. Bull?] Arrangements for Presidents call to Boeing Corporation The unknown man [Bull?] left at an unknown time before 4:40 pm
Conversation No. 473-15 Date: March 25, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:23 pm and 4:56 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler Seating arrangements The Presidents schedule -Robert H. Finch and Clark MacGregor Presidents call to Boeing [?]
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Publicity A wire story on Japanese technology Finch and MacGregor entered at 4:40 pm Presidents meeting with Congressional Black Caucus [?] -A briefing paper -Changes -Charles C. Diggs, Jr. -Appreciation for Presidents actions A report Presidents schedule [The White House operator talked with the President at an unknown time between 4:40 pm and 4:52 pm] [Conversation No. 473-15A] Presidents call to William M. Allen -Line to use [End of telephone conversation] An unknown person [Stephen B. Bull?] entered at an unknown time after 4:40 pm Presidents forthcoming call to Allen -Line The unknown man [Bull?] left at an unknown time before 4:50 pm Presidents forthcoming meeting with Black Caucus -Number of attendees -Agenda -Diggs -H. R. (Bob) Haldeman, Donald H. Rumsfeld -MacGregors place -Agenda -Charles B. Rangel -Photographs
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Presidents possible role -Length of meeting -Presidents next meeting Presidents call to Boeing -Signal Corps Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:40 pm -Feedback problems at Boeing Presidents meeting with Congressional Black Caucus -Possible photograph -Location -Publicity -Time -Publicity -Possible newspaper story -The Presidents view -Oliver F. (Ollie) Atkins -Publicity -Diggs request -Press response -Time -Presidents schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 4:50 pm [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:40 pm and 4:50 pm] [Conversation No. 473-15B] Call to Boeing -Line to use [End of telephone conversation] Presidents meeting with Congressional Black Caucus -Presidents role -Cabinet attendees Conv. No. 473-15 (cont.)
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Length -Administration response to issues raised -Cabinet attendees -George W. Romney, James D. Hodgson -Seating arrangements -Diggs -Augustus F. Hawkins -Ronald V. Dellums -Hawkins [?] Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:40 pm Presidents call to Boeing -Line at Boeing plant -A speaker problem Bull left at an unknown time before 4:50 pm Presidents meeting with Congressional Black Caucus -Finch and MacGregors presence -Presidents call to Boeing -Presidents schedule Finch and MacGregor left at 4:50 pm -Responses -Publicity -Photograph -Diggs possible statement to press Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:50 pm Presidents call to Boeing -Allen Bull left at 4:52 pm [The President talked with Allen between 4:52 pm and 4:56 pm] [Conversation No. 473-15C] Broadcast of call to Boeing plant
Conv. No. 473-15 (cont.)
49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Supersonic Transport [SST] -Presidents position on Senate vote -Effect on Boeing employees -Presidents position -Presidents appreciation for Boeings work -Future use of Boeings work Conv. No. 473-15 (cont.) Boeing -Air Force One -Presidents trip to West Coast, March 26, 1971 -Contribution to US -707, 727, 737, 747 -Future contributions
SST -Presidents position -US leadership -Congressional action US role in world -Presidents policies -Boeing workers -Future Boeing -Presidents use of planes [End of telephone conversation] Ziegler left at 4:56 pm
Conversation No. 473-16 Date: March 25, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:56 pm and 5:00 pm Location: Oval Office
50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with Reverend Walter E. and Dorothy (Simms) Fauntroy, Marvin K. Fauntroy, Clark MacGregor, and Robert J. Brown Greetings Photo session -Arrangements Presidents daughters W. E. Fauntroys electoral victory Presidents autograph for M. K. Fauntroy Gifts -Cufflinks -Golf balls Presidents schedule W. E. Fauntroy -Doctorate Presidential golf balls The President, et al. left at 5:00 pm
Conv. No. 473-15 (cont.)
Conversation No. 473-17 Date: Unknown between March 25 and March 26, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:00 pm, March 25 and 9:40 am, March 26, 1971 Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress] Presidents schedule
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Bull left at an unknown time before 9:40 am, March 26, 1971
Conversation No. 473-18 Conv. No. 473-16 (cont.) Date: Unknown between March 25 and March 26, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:00 pm, March 25 and 9:40 am, March 26, 1971 Location: Oval Office Unknown men met A group -Tour of the Oval Office -Tour of the Cabinet Room Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 9:40 am, March 26, 1971