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Date: 
Apr 07, 1971 - Apr 09, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 476-1 Date: Unknown between April 6 and April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:27 pm, April 6 and 8:59 pm, April 7, 1971 Location: Oval Office An unknown person entered
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Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 8:59 pm, April 7, 1971
Conversation No. 476-2 Date: April 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:59 pm and 9:20 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with unknown members of the television crew Presidents previous speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Unknown show -Time -Use of microphone -Presidents position -Microphone -Handkerchief
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Presidents position -Chart -Time Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 9:25 pm
Conv. No. 476-2 (cont.) Conversation No. 476-3 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:40 am and 8:52 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress] Presidents schedule Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 8:52 am
Conversation No. 476-4 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:40 am and 8:52 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an Stephen B. Bull Picture frame -Location for hanging -Gold Presidents schedule -Meeting with T. Kong Lee [?] and [Name unintelligible] Bull left at an unknown time before 8:52 am
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 476-5 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:40 am and 8:52 am Location: Oval Office Conv. No. 476-2 (cont.) The President met with Stephen B. Bull Meeting with Henry A. Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 8:52 am
Conversation No. 476-6 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:40 am and 8:52 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Henry A. Kissinger -Location -Call back to President Bull left at an unknown time before 8:52 am
Conversation No. 476-7 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: 8:52 am - 9:58 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 speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Haldemans schedule -Williamsburg -Media coverage -American Broadcasting Company [ABC], Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Shirley Taylor -Mamie G. D. Eisenhower -Reaction -Congress -Carl B. Albert -Withdrawal -Pace -Edmund S. Muskie -Support for April 24, 1971 demonstrations -Washington Post -Hugh Scott -Scott -Withdrawal from Vietnam issue -Impression about Presidents plan -Secrecy of plan -Robert C. Byrd -Robert P. Griffin -Withdrawal from Vietnam -Timing -Griffins view -Timing -Accountability -Ronald L. Zieglers statement -Clark MacGregor -Support for President Economy -George P. Shultz -Retail sales indicators -Los Angeles Times -Stock market -Retail sales -Apparel -Home furnishings -Automobiles
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-Clothing -Sears, Roebuck & Company -Shultz -Compared with Vietnam -Possible role of Administration -Credit -Administrations legislative program -Administrations possible response -Congress Legislative program -Revenue sharing -John D. Ehrlichman and Shultz -Haldemans conversation with Ehrlichman -Edward L. Morgan -Selling job -Ehrlichman -Production job -Packaging problem Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -William L. Safire -Length of speech -Importance of brevity
Conv. No. 476-7 (cont.)
Peter G. Peterson -Briefing on Council on International Economic Policy, April 8, 1971 -[Name unintelligible] -Comments -Shultz Revenue sharing -Ehrlichman -Response to questions -Presidents strategy -Patrick J. Buchanan -Production problem -Need for summarization -Chicago Sun-Times -Unknown journalist -Definition
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Ziegler entered at 9:00 am Presidents schedule Preparation for Zieglers forthcoming press briefing -Vietnam withdrawal Conv. No. 476-7 (cont.) -Deadline -Zieglers conversation with Henry A. Kissinger -Scott -Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr. -Ehrlichman -Vietnam withdrawal -Press understanding -Questions and answers -Need for simple explanations -Press conferences -Presidents instructions for Kissinger, Ehrlichman, and Shultz -Need for staff discipline -Zieglers situation -Possible meeting with senior staff members -Methods of answering -Robert B. Semple, Jr. -Herbert G. Klein -Kleins methodology -Repetition of few points -Importance of brevity -Termination of questions -Ehrlichmans briefing -Calley case -Presidents possible role -Lack of intervening in case -Judicial process -Review -Zieglers conversation with Scott -Vietnam negotiations -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -Gerald R. Ford -Timing -Scott -Presidents conversation with Mansfield
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Scott -Mansfield -Melvin R. Laird -William P. Rogers -Mansfield -Ehrlichman -Presidents plan for American withdrawal -Final date -Presidents unwillingness to discuss -Jeopardizing plan -Conditions -Prisoners of War [POWs] -North Vietnamese military activity -Negotiations -Vietnamization -US options -Confidentiality -Byrd -Total withdrawal -News story -Scott and Byrd -Inconsistency with April 7, 1971 speech -Fixed date for withdrawal -Effect on negotiations -POWs -Public pressure -Max Frankels column, April 9, 1971 -Scott and Byrd remarks -Fixed date for withdrawal -Zieglers possible answer to queries -Dependent on circumstances -Scott -Interpretations by senators -Presidents plan for withdrawal -Discussion of fixed date -Certainty of total withdrawal -Fixed date -Presidents thesis of presentation -Effect on negotiations -Scott -Fixed date
Conv. No. 476-7 (cont.)
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Presidents plan for total withdrawal -Timing -Presidents conversation with Scott -Fixed date -Need for US flexibility -Possible dates -Future election -Presidents accountability -Reduction of US forces -US goals -Total American withdrawal -North Vietnamese actions -American forces -Date question -Vietnamization -Fixed date -Negotiations -Presidents future announcements -Factors influencing date -Negotiations -POWs -Residual force -POW issue -Presidents public announcements -Address on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Fixed date -Presidents conversations with senators -Need for constant revaluation -Fixed date constraint -Future announcements -Zieglers responses -Scott -Washington Post -Dan Rather -CBS -Possible US moves -Doves -Frankel -Joseph W. Alsop -Story on White House Staff -Kissinger and Haldeman
Conv. No. 476-7 (cont.)
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Laos -Presidents Vietnamization policy -Washington Post editorial -Vietnamization -General William C. Westmoreland -1967 speech -Presidents policies -Reluctant credit to President -Withdrawal -Casualties -Plan for total withdrawal -Discussion of fixed date -US goals -Negotiations to end war -POWs -North Vietnam -Possible fixed date -Presidents plan -Factors influencing date -Presidents plan -Zieglers possible answers -Period of time versus fixed date -Laird -Rowland Evans and Robert D. Novak column -Ford -Calley case -Calley case -Zieglers conversation with Ford -Presidents decision -Presidents conversation with Ford -Fords reaction -Democratic caucus vote -Draft extension -Democratic caucus -Draft extension -Vote -Ford -Calley case -Ford -Congressional reaction -Evans and Novak
Conv. No. 476-7 (cont.)
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Ford and Laird -Michigan Congressional caucus -Ford -Presidents decision -Rogers -Laird -Ford -Zieglers call to Dan Akin [sp?] -Pentagon -Laird -Presidents conversation with Ford -Zieglers possible responses -Democratic caucus -Draft extension -Vote -Compared with World War I, World War II -Calley case -Presidents conversation with Ford -Donald W. Riegle, Jr. -Griffin -Byrd -Instructions to Ziegler -Albert -Mansfield -Ford -Byrd and Griffin -Griffin -Vietnam -Scott -Fixed date for withdrawal -Presidents plans -Factors influencing date -Criteria -Vietnamization -US withdrawal -US objectives -Factors influencing date -South Vietnam -POWs -US objectives -Haldeman
Conv. No. 476-7 (cont.)
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Reaction -Democrats -Presidents critics -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Reaction of press -Scott -Questions to Ziegler Conv. No. 476-7 (cont.) -Robert Pierpoint -Scott -Withdrawal -Responsibility -Reaction -Muskie -Endorsement of moratorium -Staff -Tricia Nixon -Edward R. F. Cox -[Harvard Law School] reaction to Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Reactions -Kevin Taylor -Salute -Karl (Skipper) Taylor, Jr. -S. Taylor -Support for President -Hopes for children -Sincerity -Withdrawal date -S. Taylor -Reaction on television -Presidents meeting with senators -Withdrawal date issue -Withdrawal of forces -Summary of Presidents plans -Fixed date -Factors influencing date -Congress -Chicago group reaction -Businessmen -New York businessmen -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Reactions -Unknown football player -Tone -Personalizing the war -Casualty chart -Kevin Taylor -War in human terms -Public reaction -Appearance -Salute -Television -Taylor family -Scholarships -Colin Kelly -Franklin D. Roosevelt -West Point -Father -Pearl Harbor, Hawaii -Roosevelt -Compared with Kevin Taylor -Scholarships -Zieglers forthcoming call to Scott -Kelly -Opportunity for Kevin Taylor -Annapolis [US Naval Academy] -Richard S. Schweiker -Ceremony -S. Taylor -Public reaction -Kelly -Colonel [Forename unknown] Hocking [?] -Schweiker Ziegler left at 9:48 am -Robert A. Taft, Jr. -Scott -John Sherman Cooper -Ziegler -Klein
Conv. No. 476-7 (cont.)
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Staffing -Peter M. Flanigan -Establishment -Thomas S. Gates, Jr. -Draft -Lists for appointments -William J. Casey -Instructions for Flanigan -Eastern establishment -Chicago group -Education -Northwestern University -University of Chicago -John J. McCloy and Gates -Leonard H. Lavin -Fundraising -Norman Stein -Instructions for Flanigan -John A. (Jack) Mulcahy -Elmer H. Bobst -Henry E. Ford, II -Gates -David Rockefeller -William S. Paley -Attitude toward the President Media -Television -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Ziegler -Tricia Nixon
Conv. No. 476-7 (cont.)
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Zieglers press briefing -Public reaction to Presidents April 7, 1971 speech -Telephone calls, telegrams Presidents television appearances -Ehrlichman -Reaction -Written text -Order -Effort involved -Need for re-evaluation of methods -Reading -Haldemans, Rogers opinion -Text/spontaneity -Pattern -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Peroration -Structure -Delivery of text -Presidents April 7, 1971 speech -Teleprompter -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III -Memorization -Frequency -Future appearances -Future press conferences -Audience -Buchanan -Cambodian speech of April 30, 1970 -Meeting with editors -Speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -State of the Union address, January 22, 1971 -Press conferences -Meeting with editors -Television -Radio
Conv. No. 476-7 (cont.)
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-Risks -Frequency -Schedule -Jo Anne (Horton) Haldeman -Interview with Howard K. Smith, March 22, 1971 -Presidents exposure -Frequency Conv. No. 476-7 (cont.) -Interview with representatives of television networks, January 4, 1971 -State of the Union address -J. A. Haldemans views -Effect -Planning -Press conferences -Television -Editors Haldeman left at 9:58 am
Conversation No. 476-8 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: 10:03 am - 10:27 am Location: Oval Office The President met with George P. Shultz Economy -Paul W. McCracken -Possible resignation -John D. Ehrlichman -McCracken [The President talked with General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. between 10:03 am and 10:27 am] [Conversation No. 476-8A] [See Conversation No. 1-55]
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[End of telephone conversation] Economy -Need for confidence in plan -Strategy -McCracken -Policy -Need for consistency -Construction trades Cambodia -Press story in New York Times -Terence F. Smith -Forrest Boyd -Political situation -Economy -Leaks -State Department -Marshall Green -Fred Ladd -Instructions to Henry A. Kissinger Economy -McCracken -Shultzs role -News stories -Optimism -Indicators -Sales -Weather -Sears sales -Automobile sales -General Motors [GM] -American Motors Corporation [AMC] -Business community -Inventories -Federal Reserve Board [FRB] -Money supply -McCracken -Possible resignation -University of Michigan
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Economic reports -Preparation -Shultzs previous conversations with McCracken -Presidents forthcoming conversation with McCracken -Profits statements -Long-term goals Haig entered at 10:05 am Defense -Anti-ballistic Missile [ABM] agreement -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] agreement -Ehrlichman -ABM agreement -Timing -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] missiles -Freeze on deployment -Doves -Presidents initiatives -William P. Rogers and Kissinger -ABM sites -Washington and Moscow -Freeze on Soviet offensive missiles -ABM funds -Possible US-USSR agreement -Doves -Possible ABM freeze -USSR strength -Polaris -US strategy -ABM agreement tied to missile freeze -Impact -Budget -Military opinions Haig left at 10:08 am -Public statement -Need for confidentiality -Leaks -Melvin R. Laird Conv. No. 476-8 (cont.)
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Rogers -Congress -Prospects for agreement with USSR -Shultzs conversation with Ehrlichman -Domestic initiative -Impact -Budget -Congress -Possible funds -Department of Defense -Budget -Hardware -Bases -Force structure -Manpower and bases -Prospects for agreement with Soviets -Cambodia
Conv. No. 476-8 (cont.)
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-Cambodia and Laos -Presidents strategy -Perception of turn right -USSR options -Risks -Possible agreement with US -Leadership
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Vietnam -North Vietnamese -Negotiations -South Vietnamese elections -North Vietnamese -Negotiations -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Resources -Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -North Vietnamese -Negotiations -Prospects -USSR -US policy -North Vietnamese -Risks -US election -Doves -US policy ABM agreement with USSR -Prospects McCracken Shultz left at 10:27 am
Conv. No. 476-8 (cont.)
Conversation No. 476-9 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:27 am and 10:28 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man Schedule
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The unknown man left at an unknown time before 10:28 am [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:27 am and 10:28 am] [Conversation No. 476-9A] [See Conversation No. 1-56] Conv. No. 476-8 (cont.)
Conversation No. 476-10 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: 10:28 am - 10:31 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Charles W. Colson [See Conversation No. 1-57]
Conversation No. 476-11 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: 10:33 am - 11:05 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Paul W. McCracken Greetings Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Kevin Taylor -Lyndon B. Johnson -Posthumous awards -East Room -Ceremony with Sergeant Karl Taylor family -Kevin Taylor
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Brother Karl (Skipper) Taylor, Jr. -Skipper -Sergeant K. Taylor -Shirley Taylor -Television appearance -Support for President -Sons to Annapolis McCrackens role and plans -University of Michigan -Personal considerations -Change in position -Analogy -Vietnam -Cambodia and Laos Economy -Policies -Prospects -Vietnam -McCrackens possible departure -Possible interpretations -Change in economic plan -Need for steadfastness -Future re-evaluation -Wrong signal -Presidents conversation with Arthur F. Burns -Confidence -Unemployment -Figures -Consumer spending -Optimism -Michigan -New York department store sales -Apparel -Home furnishings -Automobiles -Leadership -Changes -McCracken -John B. Connally
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-James D. Hodgson -Maurice H. Stans -Need for unity -Washington Post story, April 9, 1971 -McCrackens possible resignation -Administrations economic policy -McCrackens plans -University -Need for steadfastness -Possible response to stories -Administrations economic policy -Labor -Stock market -Rise -Gold -Speculation -Margin -McCrackens possible resignation -Ronald L. Ziegler -Plans -Council of Economic Advisers [CEA] -Present composition -Replacement for Hendrik S. Houthakker -Dr. James R. Schlesinger -Schlesinger -Confirmation by Congress -Ezra Solomon -George P. Shultz -George J. Stigler -Solomon -Reputation -California -West -Schlesinger -Solomon -Schlesinger -Congress -Carl B. Albert -Staffing for CEA -Schlesinger -Solomon
Conv. No. 476-11 (cont.)
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Background -Western focus, California -Stanford University -Heritage -Liberia -[Samuel Z. Westerfield, Jr.] -Instructions to Solomon -Possible appointment -Qualifications -International economics
Conv. No. 476-11 (cont.)
Peter G. Peterson -Briefing at Council of International Economic Policy [CIEP] -Presidents conversation with Shultz -Manner of presentation -Need for expressions of opinions -Pace -Scope -Possible briefing to Congressional leadership International balance of payments -Complexity -US policy CEA -Solomons possible appointment -Background -Presidents first choice -Possible meeting with President -Age Economy -California -Unemployment -Pacific Northwest -Southern California -Growth -Unemployment -Population -Work force -California
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Task force -Tax incentives for research and development -Possibilities -Wilbur D. Mills -Tax reform -Scientists and engineers -Executive Order -Tax bill -Mills -Unemployment -Significance -Recent rates -Type -Teenagers -Average worker -Condition -General state of economy -Temporary unemployment
Conv. No. 476-11 (cont.)
McCrackens meetings with businessmen -Nathan Cummings -Background -Support for President -Arts committee position -List of names -Presidents meeting with Leonard Garment -Ted Cummings -Art collection -Labor costs -Attitude of business community -Pollution -Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [EEOC] -Gavin McVay [sp?] -Henry Crown -Pollution -Anti-trust -EEOC -EEOC -Letter [Vicente T. Ximenes to McCracken, April 15, 1971] -Minorities -Ximenes
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Environmentalists -Peter M. Flanigan -Connally -McCracken -Flanigan -Charles W. Colson -Stans -Task force -Flanigan, Connally, and Stans -Colson -Responsibilities -Presidents support for business community -Edmund S. Muskie -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -Anti-trust -Richard W. McLaren -John D. deButts -American Telephone & Telegraph [AT&T] -Blacks
Conv. No. 476-11 (cont.)
[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:33 am and 11:01 am] [Conversation No. 476-11A] [See Conversation No. 1-58] [End of telephone conversation] Future press briefing for Ziegler Economy -Prospects -Retail sales -Rise -Spring [The President talked with Ziegler between 11:01 am and 11:02 am] [Conversation No. 476-11B]
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[See Conversation No. 1-59] [End of telephone conversation] Ziegler Steven Parker -Speech writing -Michigan McCracken left at 11:05 am
Conv. No. 476-11 (cont.)
Conversation No. 476-12 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: 11:05 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person Meeting with John B. Connally
Conversation No. 476-13 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: 11:05 am - 11:38 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull and David M. Kennedy; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting Gift from Kennedy -Rock [Micronesian currency] -Weight -Photographs -Greetings
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Prop for rock -Gift from people of Yap -[Micronesian] trust territory [Western Caroline Islands] -Palau [Islands] -Origin -Islands -Canoeing -Age -Photograph for Kennedy and press -Display -Museums General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. entered at 11:06 am Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Delivery -Dinner at F Street Club -George H. Mahon -Russell B. Long Bull left at an unknown time before 11:38 am -Oliver Oakes [sp?] -[Thomas] Hale Boggs -John W. Byrnes -Wilbur D. Mills -John B. Connally -Honored -Arthur F. Burns Kennedys trip to Asia -Airplane -Rest -Food -Health -Bali -Ambassador [Francis J. Galbraith] -Briefing by ministers -Social occasion -Indonesians -Finances -Hong Kong
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Harold Lee and Lyndon B. Johnson -Chinese people -Sir Kenneth Ping-Fan Fung -C. Y. Kong [?] -David L. Osborn -Vietnam -Robert W. Drexler Conv. -Briefing regarding Peoples Republic of China [PRC] No. 476-13 (cont.) -Vietnam -Benchmark -David Engel -State Department -Benchmark -Comparative report -Saigon -Condition -Mekong Delta -Surprise -American press reports -Hue -Destruction -Structures -Rebuilding -Comparison with World War II -Cologne -London -Mekong Delta -Farm areas -Guided tour -Sights -Hog, chicken farms -Demonstration farm -Private enterprise -Agriculture -Farmers -Hogs, chicken -French rubber plantation owners -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Report to President -General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Morale problems
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Agency for International Development [AID] -Withdrawal -Rate -Instructions to Haig -Dr. John A. Hannah -Presence -Agriculture Conv. No. -Kennedys conversation with General Nguyen Van Thieu 476-13 (cont.) -Vietnamization -Economy -Congress -Annual review -Need for self-reliance -Economic Vietnamization -Personnel -Reduction -Shift in resources -Hardware -Thieu -Morale -Funds -Sir Robert Thompson -Kennedys conversations with Thompson -Optimism -Cambodia and Laos operations -Effect on security of South Vietnam -Economy -Internal security -Thieu -Cooperation -Thieu -Opposition -Nguyen Cao Ky -Lieutenant General Duong Van (Big Minh) Minh -Re-election -US position -Japanese ambassadors views -Nation building in South Vietnam -Vietcong -Economy -Stability in prices
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Economic problems -Regulation (red tape) -Customs regulations -Black market -Possible solution -Single exchange rate -Timing -Thieu -Bunker -American community -Complaints -American embassy -Customs graft -Licensing corruption -Thieu and Bunker -Administrative changes -AID -American economic advisors -Korea -Henry J. Tasca -Japan -Joseph Dodge -Indonesia -Timing -State Department -AID -Indonesia and South Vietnam -Bunker -Criticism -Charles A. Cooper -Instructions to Haig -Dodge -Japan -Tasca -Korea -Dr. James R. Schlesinger -Bunker -Department of State -Military -Dodge -Instructions to Kennedy
Conv. No. 476-13 (cont.)
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-List of names -Qualifications -Former chief executive officers [CEOs] -Bert S. Cross -3M [Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company] -Admiral [William C.?] Mott -Cooper -Timing Conv. No. 476-13 (cont.) -Thieu -Bunker -Possible transfer -Indonesia -William P. Rogers -Marshall Green -Unknown technical adviser -Government officials -Cross -Suitable candidates -Former CEOs -Schlesinger -[Peter G.?] Peterson -Business community -Japan -Green -State Department economic staff -Political side -Deficiency in economics -Need for economic experts -Attitude towards business -Eastern schools -View towards private enterprise -Woodward [Surname unknown] -Memorandum from Philip H. Trezise -US trade with Japan -Briefing -Meeting of Council on International Economic Policy [CIEP], April 8, 1971 -Peterson -Knowledge of Japan -Instructions for Haig -Future briefing for White House staff National Security Council [NSC], Domestic Council staff, Council of Economic Advisers [CEA], Office of Management and Budget [OMB] Staff
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-H. R. (Bob) Haldeman -Vietnam -American economic agencies -Coopers idea for post-election meeting -Kennedys view -Possible administration position -Need for single exchange rate Conv. No. 476-13 (cont.) -Timing -State Department -Defense Department -Thailand -King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit Kitiyakara
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-Press reports -Allegations of US dumping rice on Indonesia -Effect on Thai economy -Deflation -Meeting with Cabinet -State Department -Aid -Indonesia -Cambodia -Indonesia -Lieutenant General T. N. J. Suharto -Military aid
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Political situation -Kennedys conversation with Suharto -Need for military aid -Visit by US team -Green -Rogers -Green Conv. No. 476-13 (cont.) -Possible reassignment -Japan -Embassy staff -Lenora (Bingham) Kennedy -Galbraith -Micronesian islands -Independence -Mariana Islands -Caroline Islands -Marshall Islands -U. Alexis Johnson -Saipan -Peace Corps -Joseph H. Blatchford -Reduction -Congo -Value -Rogers C. B. Morton -Peace Corps -Morton -Haigs forthcoming report -Reduction -Possible changes -Value -Composition -Protestors -Kennedys possible conversation with Morton -Mariana Islands Kennedy and Haig left at 11:38 am
Conversation No. 476-14
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: April 9, 1971 Time: 11:40 am - 1:30 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman, Leonard Garment, Robert H. Finch, and Nancy Hanks Greetings Hanks visit to Philadelphia arts center, April 8, 1971 -Walter H. and Leonore (Cohn) Annenberg Presidents meeting with movie industry group -San Clemente, California, April 5, 1971 -Aid for industry -Haldeman -Praise for Hanks -Garment -Taft Schreiber -Columbia Pictures -Unknown people Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum -Names -Location -Mall -Sculptures -Architecture -Modern -Whitney Museum -New York -Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum -Architecture -Aesthetics -Washington, DC -Possible controversy -Plans approval -Possible changes -Sculpture garden -Collection
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Appointments to Board of Trustees -Therapy -Changes -Easterners -Schreiber -Hal B. Wallis -L. Annenberg -Jack Hines -Nathan Cummings -Waldorf Hotel -Democrat -Art collection -Ted Cummings -California -Art collection -Appointments -Schreiber, N. and T. Cummings -Mrs. T. Cummings -Instructions to call N. Cummings -Presidents conversation with N. Cummings at Waldorf -Paul W. McCrackens meeting in New York -N. Cummings -Leigh Block -Chicago -H[jorvardur] Harvard Arnason -Background of group -Arnason -Schreiber -[Lyndon B.?] Johnson -Hobart Taylor, Jr. -Bryce N. Harlow -Mr. and Mrs. T. Cummings -N. Cummings -Invitation to White House John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Associated Councils of the Arts -Annual conference -Presidents possible speech -Art
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Environment -Conference title -Washington and the Arts -Membership -State arts councils -Size -Possible speech topics -Arts -Environment -Mood of country -Garment, Haldeman, Finch -Hunter Conference for Children and Youth -Support for President -Speech -Length -Protestors -Garment and Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Prices responsibility Movie industry -Administrations program -Tax incentives -Peter M. Flanigan -Foreign films -Percentage -Problem -US producers -Expense -Presidents meeting with industry group -Flanigan -Haldeman -Opportunities for domestic movies -US world position -Costs -Movie producers -Jack L. Warner -Schreiber -Threat to US film industry -Export of jobs, production -Need for strength -Relation of movies to television
Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.)
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Anti-trust requirements -Divestiture -Possible reversal -Cost -Attendance -Theater owners -Producers -Subsidies -Difficulties -Congress -Taxes -Wilbur D. Mills -Timing -Special treatment -Producers -Anti-trust -Foreign imports -Tariff barriers -Imports -Japan -Automobiles -Foreign Trade -Peter G. Peterson -Moving pictures, oranges -Franco Maria Malfatti -Citrus products -Hanks contacts with artists -Preserving opportunities -Television -Quality of movies -Compared to baseball -Public broadcasting -Quality of movies -Compared to foreign films -Types of movies -Family movies -Instructions to Hanks, Garment -Opinion of the Presidents daughters -Walter E (Walt) Disney -Old movies on television -Opinion of Garments children
Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.)
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Story -Instruction to Hanks -Possible study of industry -Arts perspective -Subsidies -Congress -Quality -Situation of movie industry -Need for Administrations help -Federal Communications Commission [FCC] -Dean Burch -Flanigan -Haldeman -Follow-up -Therapy -Care -Educational aspects -Schools -University of Southern California [USC] -University of California, Los Angeles [UCLA] -Indiana University -Northwestern University -USC -Cost -Figures -Interns, fellows -Film people -Types of movies -Stories -Charlton Heston -Storytelling -John Wayne -Popularity -Film seen by the President -Story -Problems -Relation with public -Reflection of national intelligentsia -Haldeman -Flanigan -Necessity of industry to right itself
Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.)
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Six steps -Labor policies -Production costs -Quality of films -Need for better movies -Charles G. (Bebe) Rebozo -Jane Fonda -Patton -Love story -Bob Evans -Lawrence of Arabia -Television -Support for literature -Writers -Support for music -Symphonic -Jazz -Painting -Visual -Effects of movies -Young people -Networks -Subsidies for movies -John N. Mitchell -Anti-trust -Legislation -Need for change Arts and music -Presidents conversation with unknown person -Watts -Children and the Arts -Number -Art gallery -Music -Presidents support -Inspiration -Effect on youth -Television -Instructions to Garment to contact movie industry -Responsibility of Arts commission
Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.)
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Quality of movies Movie industry -Schreiber -Studios -Flanigan -John B. Connally -Tax plan -Quality of movies -Costs -Stories -Comments of unknown writer -Self-sufficiency of movie industry -Screen Writers Guild -Commendation for commission -Finch Appointments to Board of Trustees of Hirshhorn Museum -L. Annenberg -T. Cummings -Mrs. T. Cummings -Wealth -Home near Hillcrest Golf Course -Art collection -Hirshhorn -Hines -Eastern Establishment -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Hirshhorn -Hines -T. Cummings -Hines -Norton Simon -Paul N. (Pete) McCloskey, Jr. -Possible meeting with President -Instructions to Haldeman -Wealth -David J. Mahoney, Jr. -Art collection -Possible ambassadorial appointment -Appointment to Board of Trustees
Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.)
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Hirshhorn Museum -Simon -Presidents view Simon -Modern art -Quality of collection -Renaissance art -Presidents schedule -Views on airlines problems -George P. Shultz -Free enterprise system -Meeting with President -Garments previous meeting -Management ideas -Presidents schedule -Shultz Arts budget -Comments of unknown black New York state senator -Bronx -Importance of program -Support for commission Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Shirley Taylor -Picture in newspaper -Kevin Taylor -Salute -Television -Reaction -Use of text -Conclusion -Finchs call to President Movie industry -Importance -Relation to television -Quality -Support
Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.)
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Costs Garment, Finch, and Hanks left at 12:18 pm Hanks -Arts appeal Presidents schedule -Judge Thomas F. Murphys call to President Poll results -Approval rating -Changes regarding Vietnam -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Rating -Reaction among those aware of speech -Consistency of figures -Figures -Comparison with press conference -State of the Union -Audience -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Analysis -Favorable -Unfavorable -Press conference -State of the Union -Cambodia speech -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Reaction -Vietnam withdrawal issue -Approval of the war -Shift -Rate of withdrawal -Shift in opinion -Timing of withdrawal -Immediate -By end of 1971 -Vietnamization -Complete victory -Vietnamization Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.)
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Analysis -Presidents plan compared with Democrat caucus -J. Edgar Hoover and Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -Approval rating -Results -Compared with January 1971 -Analysis Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.) -Retirement -Age -Losses -Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr. issue -Approval -Disapproval -Vietnam withdrawal issue -George H. Gallup and Louis Harris polls -Benchmark -Timing of polls -Effects of Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Calley -Laos -Calley -Laos -Disapproval -Undecided, unfavorable -Solidification of support -End-of-war issue -Need for confidence -Presidents problem -Economy -Presidents approval rating -Revenue sharing -Economy Presidents schedule -Possible use of television at forthcoming American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE] interview, April 16, 1971 -Presidents opinion -Against use of television -Staff opinions -Charles W. Colson -For use of television
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-William L. Safire -For use of television -Not over-exposure -Good alternative to press conference -Presidents best forum, question and answer session -William H. Carruthers -Against use of television Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.) -Over-exposure -Vietnam questions -John A. Scali -Against use of television -Media coverage -Cliff Miller -Against use of television -Richard A. Moore -Against use of television -Scali -Carruthers -Scali -Defensiveness on Indochina policy Presidents uses of media -Television -Forthcoming appearances -Press conference -ASNE interview -Production problems -Black-tie dinner -Written press -Television -Cambodian speech -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Emotional impact -Duration -Withdrawal issue -K. Taylor -ASNE interview -Colson and Safire -Colsons views -Public relations -Safires views
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 12:15 pm Refreshment The unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:44 pm Presidents uses of media -Safire -ASNE interview -Possible questions -Emphasis on Vietnam -Possible press conference on April 17, 1971 -Film coverage -Television -Scali -Radio -Microphones -Advantages -Miller -Television -Scali and Ronald L. Ziegler -Coverage of posthumous medal ceremony -Scali -Disadvantages to television -Cameras -Heat -Discomfort -Arguments for television -Pause for applause after questions -Another possible television forum -Chamber of Commerce -ASNE interview -Forum -Chicago Executives Club -Detroit -Automobile business Polls -Evaluation -Calley Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.)
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Emotional impact -Predictions -Partisans Television -Unknown persons opinion on use -Timing -Vietnam -Removing as issue temporarily -Possible positive news -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] Ziegler entered at 12:44 pm Zieglers press briefing, April 9, 1971 -Summary -Vietnam -Impressions and interpretations [of Presidents policy by Hugh Scott] -Plan -Withdrawal date -Conditions of withdrawal -Vietnamization -Negotiation -Reassessment of conditions -Withdrawal date -McCracken -[Possible resignation from Council of Economic Advisers] -National Endowment for the Arts -Budget -Hanks -Under-privileged children -Heston ASNE interview -Media -Television -Forthcoming ASNE interview, April 16, 1971 -Forthcoming press conference -Follow-up to ASNE interview -Vietnam -Questions
Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.)
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-ASNE interview -Speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Adversarial format -As televised issue -Televised press conference -Timing -Disadvantages -Heat of television lens Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.) -Film -Radio -Possible use -Advantage of audio -Television -Film -Timing -Television -Possible news items -Vietnam -Economic indicators -Howard K. Smith [American Broadcasting System interview with the President, March 22, 1971] -Vietnam -Strategy -Vietnam questions -Domestic issues -Foreign policy -Speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Audience -Impact -Over-exposure -Forum -Scali -Image, popularity -Reaction of ASNE -Written press -Future use of television -ASNE use of cameras -Miller -Moore -Scali -Defensive on Indochina -Carruthers
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Timing -Vietnam questions -Safire -Contrivance -Film -Radio -Film -One camera -Lights -Set-up -Kennedy -Press conference -Use of camera -One camera -Lights -Black tie -Television -Networks -Radio -Audience -Replay -Background -Panel -Unknown person -Wire service -Economic indicators -Release -Retail sales -Gross National Product [GNP] -Unemployment Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:44 pm Presidents schedule -Donald H. Rumsfeld and parents -Henry A. Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 1:04 pm ASNE interview -Film
Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.)
49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-One camera -Zieglers possible action Presidents schedule -Saint Johns Episcopal Church -Transportation -Walking -Lafayette Park -Driving -Announcement
Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.)
Rumsfeld, Joyce (Pierson) Rumsfeld, and his parents, George D. and Jeannette (Husted) Rumsfeld, entered at an unknown time after 1:04 pm Greetings Photograph [General conversation] Gifts -Cufflinks Rumsfelds trip to Europe -Timing -Rome, Paris, London The Rumsfelds left at an unknown time before 1:06 pm ASNE interview -Use of media -Film -Television -Reaction -Film editing problems -Coverage -Possible questions -Vietnam -Revenue sharing -Economy -Washington newspapers
50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Vietnam Press briefing -Economy -Inflation -Summer youth program -Timing Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.) Presidents Easter plans -Gettysburg [Pennsylvania] church -Eisenhower -Minister -Funeral of Eisenhower -Gettysburg College students -Possible demonstrations -Announcement -Gettysburg church -Connection with Abraham Lincoln -Gettysburg Address -Networks -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] -Mamie G. D. Eisenhower -Media coverage -Appearance -Demonstration Demonstrations -Veterans -ASNE -Schedule of events -Edmund S. Muskies endorsement -Robert J. Dole -Rennie Davis -Staff -Clarification on Muskies endorsement -Muskie -Revenue sharing -Aleksei N. Kosygin -US foreign policy -Hubert H. Humphrey
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -Muskie Muskie -Polls -Ratings George W. Romney and Nelson A. Rockefeller -Polls -Ratings Muskie -Staff difficulties -Infiltration -Identity -Report of infiltrator -Muskies comments at meeting -Suspicion of disloyalty -Staff directors comments -Muskies comments at meeting -Mayors meeting -Conflict with staff -Evaluation Rockefeller -Staff handling -Advice Muskie -Staff difficulties -Responsibility Muskies staffers -Kissinger -William A. K. (Tony) Lake -Identity -J. F. Kennedy -Old administrative assistant -Replacement -New administrative assistant -Infiltrator Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.)
52 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Conflict -Cover for infiltrator Campaign practices -Humphrey -Coverage -E. M. Kennedy -Coverage -George S. McGovern -Coverage -E. M. Kennedy -Coverage E. M. Kennedy -Judgement -[Virginia] Joan (Bennett) Kennedy -Visit to White House -Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixon -V. J. Kennedy -Dress -Jet set -Chappaquiddick -Ethel (Skakel) Kennedy -Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Muskie -Staff difficulty -Reflection on Muskie -Staff meetings -Strategy -Transcript provided by infiltrator E. M. Kennedy -Taping -Congress -Bugging -Hoover [Thomas] Hale Boggs -Charges against Hoover -Congressional Record
Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.)
53 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Response by Congress -House Republicans -Samuel L. Devine -Carleton J. King Richard H. Ichord -Demonstrators -Communist front groups -Publicity for change Demonstrations -Size -Composition -Organization -Cambodia demonstration -Spark -Organization -Cambodia demonstration -Santa Cruz demonstration -University of California at Santa Cruz [UCSC] -Acceptance of Haldemans son -Burning -Experimental college -Oxford Plan -Claremont -Vietnam -Dean E. McHenry -Political scientist -UCLA -Political affiliation -Congressional run -Setting -Fire damage -Percentage of students involved -Washington demonstrators -Motivation -Zieglers experience -National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] -Balboa -UCLA -Youth
Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.)
54 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Meeting with Mitchell and Colson -Issues -Youth -Action -Interest in business politics -Revenue sharing -Haldemans conversation with son -John D. Ehrlichman -Haldemans conversation with unknown woman -Stanford University -Harvard University -Columbia University -Yale University -Wellesley College -Peterson -Harvard University Presidents schedule -Travel to church service -Walking -Driving Haldeman and Ziegler left at 1:30 pm
Conv. No. 476-14 (cont.)
Conversation No. 476-15 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:30 pm and 1:33 pm Location: Oval Office Henry A. Kissinger met with Manolo Sanchez
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55 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[Duration: 28s ]
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Conversation No. 476-16 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: 1:33 pm - 1:35 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger Kissingers schedule -David Brinkley Presidents schedule -Meeting with General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. and David M. Kennedy -Kissingers meeting about Pakistan -Time -Good Friday services Kissingers schedule -Brinkley Kissinger left at 1:35 pm
Conversation No. 476-17 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 1:47 pm
56 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez Presidents schedule Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixons schedule Conv. No. 476-16 (cont.) Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:47 pm
Conversation No. 476-18 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 1:47 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator [See Conversation No. 1-60]
Conversation No. 476-19 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 1:47 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents schedule -Peter M. Flanigan -Henry A. Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 1:47 pm
57 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 476-20 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 1:47 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents schedule -Peter M. Flanigan -Peter G. Peterson Bull left at an unknown time before 1:47 pm
Conversation No. 476-21 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 1:47 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator [See Conversation No. 1-61] Conversation No. 476-22 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 1:47 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator [See Conversation No. 1-62]
58 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 476-23 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 1:47 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man Presidents schedule The unknown man left at an unknown time before 1:47 pm
Conversation No. 476-24 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 1:47 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents schedule -Peter G. Peterson Bull left at an unknown time before 1:47 pm
Conversation No. 476-25 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: 1:47 pm - 2:37 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Arthur F. Burns [See Conversation No. 1-63] Henry A. Kissinger and Peter G. Peterson entered at 1:50 pm
59 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[Peterson talked with Burns at an unknown time between 1:50 pm and 1:54 pm] [Conversation No. 476-25A] [See Conversation No. 1-63A] [End of telephone conversation] Petersons Council on International Economic Policy [CIEP] briefing -Kissinger -Significance -Future policy -Presidents conversation with George P. Shultz -Audience -White House staff and other administration officials -Under secretaries -Congress -Bipartisan group -Sanitization -Clark MacGregor -William P. Rogers -Possible problem in briefing -Trade policy -Bipartisan -Opportunities -Congress -Size of group -Location -State Department -Commerce Department -White House theater -MacGregor -Organization -Presidents opening remarks -Length of briefing -Discussion -Presidents conversation with Shultz -Briefing with Burns -Anti-trust -Influence with Congress -Length of briefing
60 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Instruction to Kissinger -Use of chart -Presidents possible attendance -Briefing -Shultz -Charts -Peterson -The President -Possible conversation with Maurice H. Stans -Businessmen -Labor -Business council executives -Foreign competition -Issues -Charles H. Percy -Conservatives
Conv. No. 476-25 (cont.)
Anti-trust policy -Need for planning -Presidents conversation with Burns -Presidents conversation with Chicago businessmen, April 8, 1971 -Long-range projections -US goals Petersons CIEP briefing -US competitive position -Japan -Europe -Communist world -Chart -Bloc countries versus free world Mexico -Issues -Ontario Airport landing rights -Eggs -Textiles -New group of leaders -Foreign Minister -Kissingers forthcoming call to Ambassador Jose Juan de Olloqui -Luis Echeverria Alvarez
61 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Bolivia -Tin -Stockpiling -Presidents conversation with Ambassador Antonio Sanchez de Lozada -Shultz -Sanchez de Lozada -Stockpiling Conv. No. 476-25 (cont.) Pan-American Highway -Panama -Memorandum to President -Role of departments -Bureaucratic problems -Importance of Latin America -Benefits to Mexico -Mexico City -Economic growth -Presidents trip to Mexico, 1955 -Bureau of Public Roads -Long-range plan Tariff preferences -Effect on Latin America -Need for legislation -Franco Maria Malfatti -Rogers -Unknown conference -Need for legislation Sugar -Importance to Latin America -Quota -Page Belcher -Conversation with Peterson -State Department -Latin America -Philippines -Possible US policy -Kissinger -Ambassadors -State Department
62 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Charles A. Meyer CIEP -Peterson -Rogers -State Department -Representation -Commerce Department -Stans -Trade with Eastern Bloc -Perspective -Likelihood of trade -Timing -Possible US overtures -Economic basis -Time magazine article -Stans -Evaluation -Opportunities -Possibilities -Perspective -Political standpoint -Commerce Department -Meeting at Executive Office Building -Report to Peterson -Use of trade abroad -Stans speech -US policy -Foreign policy aspects -Kissinger and Peterson meeting Petersons meeting with Time editors -April 13, 1971 -Possible briefing -Economic stance -Defensiveness -Regulation -Outdated policies -Generation of peace -Possible review with Kissinger -Economic leadership
Conv. No. 476-25 (cont.)
63 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Future -Belief in competition -Home and abroad -US leadership -Emergence of free world -Presidents leadership role -Need for programs Conv. No. 476-25 (cont.) -David Davis -Petersons meeting -Technology -Raw materials -Business-government relationship -Anti-trust -Airlines -Burns -Reaffirmation of US leadership -US political position -US diplomatic position -Administrations policy -Economic leadership -Malfatti -Multinational corporations -Role of government in industrial research -Peace -Era of economic competition -US preparation -Revitalization -Public and private sector -Trade policy -Anti-trust laws -International monetary policy -Long-range view versus election view -Difficulty of long-range goals -Past perspective -Presidents congressional career -US aid to Europe, Japan, and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Reciprocal trade -Foreign aid -Marshall Plan -Presidents internationalism -New isolationism
64 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Economic policy -Need for Presidential leadership -Impact on industry, labor, Congress -Military study -Gaither Committee -Presidents leadership position -Need for constructive partnership -Technology study -David M. Kennedy -Presidential commissions -Staff -Timing -Joseph C. Wilson, Xerox -Other leaders -Business-government relationship -Anti-trust -Business Council -Raw materials -Recommendation -Business Council -Representation -Heartland -Chicago -Los Angeles -Dallas -Houston -Atlanta -Easterners -Parochialism -Patrick E. Haggerty -H. R. (Bob) Haldeman -Peter M. Flanigan -Energy policy -Breeder reactor -Clean energy Petersons briefing -Petersons staff
Conv. No. 476-25 (cont.)
65 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Kissingers briefing, April 8, 1971 -Research and Development [RAND] Corporation Burns Peterson left at an unknown time before 2:35 pm Ronald L. Zieglers press briefing -Hugh Scott -Impressions of Presidents statement -Vietnam withdrawal date -Press -Residual force -Terminal date -Circumstances -Election -Negotiations -Administrations position -Withdrawal -Unilateral withdrawal -Residual force -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Melvin R. Laird -Memorandum on residual force -Goal of total withdrawal -Vietnamization -Prisoners of War [POWs] wives -Ziegler -Timing -Conditions -POWs -Negotiation -Vietnamization -Negotiations Kissingers conversation with David Brinkley -Presidents program of seeing POWs -Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr. -Domestic tensions -Relation with war -Administrations opponents Conv. No. 476-25 (cont.)
66 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Post-war reconciliation -Kissingers possible call to Brinkley Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Reaction -Calley -Brinkley -Mail -Public opinion -Frustration prior to speech
Conv. No. 476-25 (cont.)
Cambodia -Presidents conversation with General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Press story by Terence F. Smith -Floyd E. (Red) Smith Possible leak -State Department Kennedys trip to Asia -Marshall Green -Indonesia -T. N. J. Suharto -Military aid -Peace Corps -Micronesia -Haig -Joseph H. Blatchford -Evaluation -Haig -Micronesia -Blatchford -Indonesia -Staff -Green -Vietnam -Sir Robert Thompson -Optimism -[Laos and Cambodia] Thompsons views -Views on Indochina -Timing
67 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
T. F. Smith article -Cambodia -[Forename unknown] Ladd -T. F. Smith -Cambodia -Possible loss -Timing Vietnam -Withdrawal rate -Mistakes -Deadlines on operations -Re-equipment of South Vietnamese Army -Cambodia -Military aid -Consequences of loss -Impact on the President -Laos -Lam Son -Admiral Thomas H. Moorer -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Instruction for Kissinger -Laird Economy -Vietnam -Possible Tet [North Vietnamese military operation] -Timing -Consequences -For US and the President -RAND -Recession -Unknown San Francisco and New York bankers -Pockets of recession -Interest rates Agency for International Development [AID] personnel -Thompson -Numbers -Saigon
Conv. No. 476-25 (cont.)
68 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Indonesia -US aid Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:50 pm Presidents schedule Documents for presidents signature Conv. No. 476-25 (cont.) Bull left at an unknown time before 2:35 pm Vietnam -Residual force -Instructions to Kissinger -Telephone call to Rogers -Laird -Residual force -US goal -Total withdrawal -Timing -Conditions -Training of South Vietnamese Army -POWs -Negotiations -Vietnamization -US plans -POW issue -Enemy objective -US goal -Negotiations -US policy -Laird -Forthcoming meeting with Kissinger Phil Watts entered at 2:35 pm Greetings Presidents schedule -Saint Johns Episcopal Church -Good Friday services
69 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
President, Kissinger, and Watts left at 2:37 pm
Conversation No. 476-26 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: 3:16 pm - 3:33 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress] Presidents schedule -Open Door Hour -Boys Club -Frequency -Value -Cancer Crusade -Marguerite Piazza -Easter Sunday -Demonstrators -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Time -Announcement -Wire story -Ronald L. Ziegler -Gettysburg -Demonstrators -Presidents plan -Notification to press pool -Camp David -Thurmont church -Minister -Ziegler Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:16 pm Judge Thomas F. Murphy -Call to President Conv. No. 476-25 (cont.)
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Instructions to Ziegler -Meeting with President Bull left at an unknown time before 3:20 pm -Presidents Easter Sunday plans [The President talked with Murphy between 3:20 pm and 3:21 pm] [Conversation No. 476-26A] [See Conversation No. 1-64] [End of telephone conversation] Presidents schedule -Instructions for Ziegler at forthcoming news conference -Easter Sunday plans -Family -Lack of firm plans Ziegler entered at 3:23 pm -Gettysburg church -Press coverage -Camp David -Lack of firm plans -Possible churches -Press coverage -Thurmont church -Presidents visit to Saint Johns Episcopal Church -Press coverage -Cameras -Timing -Dwight L. Chapin -Secret Service -Ministers -Thurmont church -Possible locations -Lack of firm plans -Mamie G. D. Eisenhower
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-Wire story -Details -Gettysburg church -M. G. D. Eisenhower -Call to the minister -Chapin -Presidents plans -Gettysburg church -Thurmont church -M. G. D. Eisenhower -Lack of firm plans -Presidents plans -Camp David -Strategy -United Press International [UPI] story -M. G. D. Eisenhowers plans -J. N. and [Dwight] David Eisenhower, II -Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixon -M. G. D. Eisenhower -Publicity -UPI story -Camp David -Possible churches -Lack of firm plans -M. G. D. Eisenhower -Demonstrations -Thurmont church -Pennsylvania State University -Possible discussion with M. G. D. Eisenhower -Call to J. N. Eisenhower -Location Ziegler left at an unknown time before 3:33 pm -Thurmont church -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Churches -Ministers Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:23 pm
Conv. No. 476-26 (cont.)
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-Open Door Hour -Duration Bull and Haldeman left at 3:33 pm
Conv. No. 476-26 (cont.) Conversation No. 476-27 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: 3:34 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Open Door Hour -Press picture Bull left at 3:34 pm
Conversation No. 476-28 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: 3:34 pm - 3:37 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Marguerite Piazza, F. Harry Bergtholdt, Shirley Condon, William J. Condon, Anna B. Condon, Dr. and Mrs. H[erman] Marvin Pollard, Irving I. Rimer, and Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting Introductions Photo session
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Presentation of award to Piazza -[American Cancer Societys Annual Courageous Person Award] Presentation of gifts -Cufflinks Cancer research Farewells Piazza, et al. left at 3:37 pm Conversation No. 476-29 Date: April 9, 1971 Time: 3:40 pm - unknown before 3:50 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Bowie K. Kuhn, Joseph E. Cronus, Charles S. Feeney, Robert E. Short, Theodore S. (Ted) Williams, and Henry C. Cashen, II Introductions Baseball Presidents schedule -Camp David Baseball -[Name unintelligible] pitcher Henry L. (Hank) Aaron -Recent performance -Evaluation -Sport writers -Recognition Presidents schedule -Possible attendance at baseball game Senators
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Presentation to the President of a 1971 American League baseball pass Dwight D. Eisenhower [General conversation] -Baseball Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 3:50 pm