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Date: 
Apr 12, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 477-1 Date: April 12, 1971 Time: 9:10 am - 10:33 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman and an unknown man Charles W. Colson -Mailings Polls The unknown man left at an unknown time before 10:33 am -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] -Vietnam -News summary -NBC -Washington Star -Opinion Research Corporation [ORC] -George H. Gallup -Publicity -Robert J. Dole -Congress -ORC -Presidential popularity -Democratic poll Presidents schedule Forthcoming press conference, April 17, 1971 -Announcement -Wire services -Editors -Ronald L. Ziegler -Presidents time spent with press and media -Television network commentators -Reporters -Howard K. Smith -Womens press
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Womens television commentators -Press conferences -Oval Office and television -Scheduling -Frequency -American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE] -Questions and answers -Victor Lasky -Allen S. Drury -Peregrine Worsthorne -Astronauts -Instructions for Ziegler -Herbert G. Klein -John A. Scali -John D. Ehrlichman -Format of future press conferences -Opportunity -Reaction -News summaries -Smith -Views of unknown journalists -Editors bulletin on Presidents press activities -Press corps -Ziegler J. Edgar Hoover -Possible resignation -Washington Star article -Congress -Press -Presidents defense of Hoover -Haldemans activities -Richard G. Kleindienst -John N. Mitchell -Presidents conversation with Hoover -1972 election -General Lewis B. Hershey -Retirement -Presidents possible conversation with Mitchell -Mitchells schedule
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
William P. Rogers -Instructions to Haldeman -Haldemans possible discussion with Rogers -Attitude towards foreign service -Charles W. Yost -Tenure -Views on Vietnam -[Forename unknown] Tatu -Cambodia -Information to press -State Department spokespeople -Support for Presidents Vietnam policy -Laos -Yost -Rogers attitude -Lack of information in White House files -State Department -Goals -Rogers support for Presidents Vietnam policy -Yost -Presidents forthcoming meeting with editors -Need for Rogers to disagree with Yost -Possible questions -Foreign service personnel -Rogers attitude -Henry A. Kissinger -Support for President -Yost -Tenure -Presidents defense -Rogers -Alger Hiss -Defense fund -Courtesy shown by White House -Council on foreign relations -Hubert H. Humphrey -Article -Kissinger -Letters -Middle East -Vietnam
Conv. No. 477-1 (cont.)
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Appointments -[Robert M.?] OMahoney -[Brian?] ODoherty Unknown event [Easter parade?] -Need to abolish -Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidents schedule -Presidents forthcoming meeting with Rogers -Kissinger -Vietnam -Laos -Presidents Vietnam policy -Sequoia -Press conference -Timing Demonstrations -Veterans, April 19, 1971 -Prospect -Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR] -Meeting -Support -Common Cause -Composition -Rennie Davis -Peoples Coalition for Peace in Vietnam -Davis -Names -Timing -April 24, 1971 Presidents schedule -Camp David -Press conference -Demonstrations Demonstrations -Focus
Conv. No. 477-1 (cont.)
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Scheduling -May Day -Weathermen -Goals -Edmund S. Muskie Presidents schedule -Mitchell -Republican Governors Conference, April 18-20, 1971 -Importance -Presidents possible attendance -Mitchells views -Press -Revenue sharing -Politics -Mitchells ideas -Presidents possible participation -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Meetings -Frequency -Agnew -Conference, April 18-20, 1971 -DAR -White House church service -Press conference, April 24, 1971 -Possible questions -Demonstrations -Possible response -Routineness -Camp David -Sequoia -Instructions for Haldeman -Use -Republican Governors Conference -Presidents participation -Tom McCall -Politics -Mitchell -Public sessions Hoover
Conv. No. 477-1 (cont.)
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Possible retirement -Timing -Mitchell -Timing of announcement -Resolution from Congress -Praise for Hoover -Choice of successor -Washington Star article -Subsequent President -Possible strategy -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III -1972 election -Federal Bureau of Investigations [FBI] -Choice of successor Presidents schedule -Speeches -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -DAR -Duration -Chamber of Commerce -Content Presidents use of media -Radio talks -Scheduling -Audience -Subjects Youth conferences -Resolutions -Vietnam
Conv. No. 477-1 (cont.)
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ****************************************************************************** Establishment dinner -Mitchell -List -Editors -Preston Wolfe -Francis L. Dale -Presidents possible participation -Finance Maurice H. Stans dinner -Compared with W. Clement Stone dinner -Significance to participants -Presidents activities -Timing -John B. Connally -Reaction -Paul W. McCracken -Briefing Economy -First quarter figures -Predictions -Gross National Product [GNP] -Optimism -Laos -Confidence -Construction -Employment -Presidents conversations with various people -Recession -Arthur F. Burns -National agony -Forecast Revenue sharing -Ehrlichman and George P. Shultz
Conv. No. 477-1 (cont.)
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Sales plan -Ehrlichmans schedule -William L. Safire -Price -Need for explanation of plan Margaret Chase Smith -Defense of President -Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr. Anti-ballistic Missiles [ABM] -Appropriations -Senate -Kissinger -Date of vote in Senate -Briefing -Kissinger -Clark MacGregor -William E. Timmons -Scali -Ziegler -Kissinger -Briefing -View of MacGregor Staff -Need for unity -Yost -United Nations [UN] -Yost -Tenure -MacGregor -Relations with Congress -Timmons -MacGregor and Timmons Vietnam -Conclusion of Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Effects -Compared with November 3, 1969 -Stabilization
Conv. No. 477-1 (cont.)
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Safire -Presidents policies -Troop withdrawal -Casualties -News story -US losses in fighting [related to North Vietnamese attack on Fire Base 6, Central Highlands, South Vietnam] Conv. No. 477-1 (cont.) -Helicopter -Casualties -Timing -Casualties -Cambodia -News story -Network coverage -Casualties -News summary -Press coverage -Decline since Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -MacGregor -Haldemans briefing -Scali -Colson briefing -Colson -Scali -Attendance at meetings -Kissinger -MacGregor -Morale -Presidents April 7, 1971 meeting with MacGregor and others -Reaction to Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Kissinger Congress -MacGregor -Domestic programs -Revenue sharing -Economy -Military appropriations -Draft extension -Carl B. Albert -Congressional reception at White House
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-80th Congress members Hoover -[Thomas] Hale Boggs -Publicity -Resignation -Resolution in Congress -Letter of confidence -Resolution -Boggs -Letter -Circulation -House of Representatives -Political implications -MacGregor -Justice Department -Colson -Congress -Letter -Samuel L. Devine -Democrat -Circulation -Content Presidents forthcoming meeting with ASNE, April 16, 1971 -Planning -Ziegler -Preliminaries -Television -Network radio -Planning Presidents schedule -Possible press conference, April 17, 1971 -Preparation -Demonstrations Demonstrations -Polls -Possible press conference -Peoples Coalition for Peace in Vietnam
Conv. No. 477-1 (cont.)
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Administrations efforts Presidents schedule -Press conference -Timing -Press corps -Press conference Conv. No. 477-1 (cont.) -Scheduling -Demonstrations -Press conference -Preparation -Television coverage -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] talks -Press conference -Scheduling -May Day demonstrations -Possible conflict with press conference -Duration -Press conference -Timing -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 Presidents schedule -Executive Office Building -Hoover -Kissinger -Easter parade Kissinger entered and the President left at 9:40 am [Pause] Easter egg roll White paper -Nixon Administration -Staff unity -Ziegler The President entered at an unknown time after 9:40 am
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Kissingers morale Vietnam -Casualties previous week -Predictions -Compared with Cambodia -Yost -Haldeman -Rogers -Letter of October 1969 -Memos on all subjects -Tenure -George H. W. Bush -Yost -Washington Post -Meeting with Associated Press [AP] board -Meetings with Time and Newsweek editors -Support for President -Yost -Statement in 1968 on negotiations -Richard M. Helms -News summary -Pathet Lao desertions -Numbers Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Visit of ping-pong team -Announcement of visit -Recognition by US -Robert D. Murphy Vietnam -Fire Base 6 -Central Highlands -Possible US strategy -South Vietnamese military activities -Press attitudes -North Vietnamese casualties -Pathet Lao -Helms
Conv. No. 477-1 (cont.)
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Helms -Network coverage of losses -Compared to Korea -Casualty counting -Methods -Korea Calley case -Administrations policy -Unknown generals role -Robert A. Taft, Jr.s support for President -Colson -Prospects -Release statement PRC -Radio broadcasts -Reception of American ping-pong team -Newsmen -NBC -AP -Relations with US Pakistan -Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan -State Department -Rogers -Joseph J. Sisco -Dacca consulate -US policy -Analogy to Nigeria -Civil war -Biafra -Nazi Germany -Adolf Hitler -Dangers of US involvement -Bengali reaction -Leadership -West Pakistan -Rogers -Forthcoming policy statement for President Conv. No. 477-1 (cont.)
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-State Department -Rogers -US role -Vietnam -Civil War -Nigeria -Biafra -[Forename unknown] Bedell [sp?] -Civil war -Economic aid -India -Reaction to civil war -Bengalis -US policy Neutrality -Economic aid -West Pakistan Vietnam -Demonstrations -Effects of war on American people -US position -Delaying action -Negotiations -Timing -PRC -USSR -Possible summit meeting -Lifting of trade restrictions with PRC
Conv. No. 477-1 (cont.)
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS
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-Communists -US policy -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 PRC initiative -Kissingers conversation with Rowland Evans -Rogers -Marshall Green -State Department -Khan -Jean Sainteny -Nicolae Ceausescu -Indira Gandhi -Press reaction -Announcement on lifting of restrictions on trade -Timing -State Department -Announcement by President Presidents schedule -Meeting with Anna C. Chennault -Meeting with Taiwan ambassador -Press corps The President, Haldeman, and Kissinger left at 10:33 am
Conv. No. 477-1 (cont.)
Conversation No. 477-2 Date: April 12, 1971 Time: 11:28 am - 12:41 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Presidents meeting with Taiwan ambassador Chow Shu-kai -New foreign minister -Announcement of lifting of trade restrictions on Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Timing -Provisions -Currency control Conv. No. 477-1 (cont.) -Shipping -Symbolism -United Nations [UN] representation -US policy -Chiang Kai-shek -US emissary -Ping-pong team -New York Times -Chinese -Visit of US ping-pong team to PRC -Reception Chow Shu-kai and Emil (Bus) Mosbacher, Jr. entered at 11:31 am; members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting Greetings Photo session Chow Shu-kais tenure -Foreign Minister -Schedule -Career -George Kung-chao Yeh Taiwan -Friendship for US -Presidents greetings to Chiang Kai-shek and Madame Chiang Mayling Soong -Presidents visits to Taiwan -US treaty commitments -US relaxation of trade and travel with PRC -US relations -Visit of ping-pong team from PRC -Relaxation of travel, currency, and shipping restrictions with PRC
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Significance
****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [National Security] [Duration: 18m 55s ] TAIWAN END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ****************************************************************************** -Trade and currency regulations with PRC -Lifting of restrictions -Commerce Department -Announcement -Timing -Significance -Foreign flag vessels -US competitive situation
Conv. No. 477-2 (cont.)
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TAIWAN
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-UN representation -Possible press queries
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-Presidents meeting with editors, April 16, 1971 -US position
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Conv. No. 477-2 (cont.)
-Travel, trade with PRC -US policy -Eastern Europe -USSR -US treaty commitments -Melvin R. Laird -Defense support -Chinese people -Walter P. McConaughy -US support for Taiwan
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TAIWAN
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Presentation of Gifts -Madame Chow Lily Chang Chiang Kai-shek -Presidents previous visits Taiwan -UN representation -US position -Overseas Chinese Chow Shu-kais shedule -Afternoon meeting with Kissinger Chow Shu-kai and Mosbacher left at 12:05 pm Chow Shu-kai State Department -Charles W. Bray, IIIs statement on Okinawa Overseas Chinese -Impact of PRC recognition -Difficulties An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 12:05 pm Picture session The unknown man left at an unknown time before 12:07 pm PRC -Trade announcements -Marshall Green -John B. Connally -Connallys view An unknown man [Stephen B. Bull?] and Anna C. Chennault entered at 12:07 pm
Conv. No. 477-2 (cont.)
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Greetings The unknown man [Bull?] left at 12:07 pm Chennaults trip Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:07 pm Refreshment Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:41 pm Chennaults trip to Asia -Taiwan -Korea -Thailand -Philippines -Singapore -Taiwan -Vietnam -General Nguyen Van Thieu -Schedule -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Thieus possible conversation with President -Prisoner of War [POW] issue -Thieus decision to release POWs -H. Ross Perot -Vice Presidents -Visit to various places -Demonstrations -[Unintelligible] -POWs -North Vietnamese objectives -Negotiations -1968 bombing halt -Thieus objectives -Possible meeting with President in Guam or Hawaii -Thieu and Bunker -Relationship -General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. Conv. No. 477-2 (cont.)
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Present conditions -Chennaults conversation with Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -Thieu -Economic conditions -Press -Military operations Conv. No. 477-2 (cont.) ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 [National Security] [Duration: 4m 57s ]
TAIWAN
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-PRC -Ping-pong team -Businessmens attitude -Trade -US Chamber of Commerce -Madame Duong (Tran) Thi Larg -Flying Tiger Airlines -Pan American/Trans World Airlines [TWA] -Taiwan -US policy -Allies -New Ambassador -Chiang Kai-shek -State Department
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TAIWAN Conv. No. 477-2 (cont.) END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6 ******************************************************************************
-Thailand -Prime Minister -[Communications Air Chief Marshal] Dawee [Chulasap] -Support for President -Foreign Minister Thanat Khoman -Problems -Khoman -Sugar quotas -Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan -Communications -State Department -Herbert G. Klein -Laird -Military aid -Asians -US policy in Asia -US consultants -Sir Robert Thompson -Charles E. (Chip) Bohlen -Chennaults possible role -Schedule -Contacts -Americans and Asians -Relationship -Kissinger -Chennaults liaison role -Thieu
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Vietnam -Problem -US public opinion -US policy Taiwan -Presidents knowledge of Chinese -Presidents support -UN representation -Allies -US policy PRC -Relaxation of travel and trade restrictions -Significance -Symbolism -Reaction of Chinese community Taiwan -US alliance -PRC -USSR -Middle East -Chennaults role -Presidents PRC initiative -State Department -Chiang Kai-shek -Overseas Chinese -Malaysia -Singapore Chennaults position -Title -Taiwan -Overseas Chinese -Klein -Chennaults support for the President -1968 campaign -Taiwan -US embassy -US Chamber of Commerce
Conv. No. 477-2 (cont.)
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Liaison -Flying Tigers -Republican Party -Trade -Klein -Title -Asian adviser -State Department -Asian affairs -Everett M. Dirksen -Murphy -John N. Mitchell Vietnam -Presidents possible meeting with Thieu -Elections PRC -Communism Taiwan -Economy -Exports -Compared with PRC -Lobby Presentation of gfts Farewells -Chennaults daughters Chennaults schedule Kissinger and Chennault left at 12:14 pm
Conv. No. 477-2 (cont.)
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 477-3 Date: April 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:41 pm and 12:42 pm Location: Oval Office Henry A. Kissinger met with Manolo Sanchez
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Kissinger and Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:42 pm
Conversation No. 477-4 Date: April 12, 1971 Time: 12:42 pm - 12:46 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger Kissingers schedule -John D. Rockefeller, III -Vietnam Green brothers -Press story -Vietnam
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Anna C. Chennault -Role -Letter -Distribution Peoples Republic of China [PRC] - Taiwan -US position Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:42 pm Press photograph Bull left at an unknown time before 12:46 pm Vietnam -Democrats -Radicals -Withdrawal -US agreements -Deadlines -General Nguyen Van Thieu -Nguyen Cao Ky -Withdrawal -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Charles W. Colson -US policy -POW wives Kissinger left at 12:46 pm
Conversation No. 477-5 Date: April 12, 1971 Time: 12:47 pm - 12:53 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Marilyn Cochran, Barbara Cochran, Bobby Cochran, and Henry C.
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Cashen, II; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting Greetings Introductions Photographic session Skiing -Father -Coach Presentation of gifts -Cuff links Skiing -Practicing -Determination Oval Office -Description -Presidential seal -Picture of White House in 1837 -Portrait of George Washington Rose Garden Easter egg roll Farewells M. Cochran, et al. left at 12:53 pm Conv. No. 477-4 (cont.)
Conversation No. 477-6 Date: April 12, 1971 Time: 12:53 pm Location: Oval Office
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with Stephen B. Bull Unknown event -France Bull left at 12:53 pm Conv. No. 477-5 (cont.)
Conversation No. 477-7 Date: April 12, 1971 Time: 12:53 pm - 2:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Easter egg roll -Crowd size -Children -Participation -Tourists -Previous year -Weather William P. Rogers -Schedule -Costa Rica trip -Meeting with President -Vietnam -Charles W. Yost -Points -Presidents meeting with American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE], April 16, 1971 -Possible statement -Schedule -Vietnam -Possible testimony in public session -Yost
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Effect -Vietnam -Schedule -Meeting with President Presidents schedule -Meeting with Victor Lasky -Taping of interview -Difficulties -Patricia (Pratt) Lasky -Notes Rogers -Statement on Vietnam -Henry A. Kissinger -Schedule -Yost -Effect on Rogers -Schedule -Possible statement -Yost -Statement -Letter of 1969 -State Department -Rogers -Possible reply by President -Letters -Foreign Service Anna C. Chennault -Role -Robert J. Dole -Title -Level in government -Title Easter egg roll -Number of children -Band Presidents meeting with ASNE, April 16, 1971 -Press conference
Conv. No. 477-6 (cont.)
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Schedule -Television -Press -John A. Scali -Radio -Advantages -Television cameras Presidents schedule -Lasky meeting -Duration -Specific questions -Dwight L. Chapin -Henry Cabot Lodge -Recent visit to Southeast Asia -Vietnam -Possible visit to Southeast Asia -Kissinger -John D. Rockefeller, III -John J. McCloy -Kissinger -Possible meeting with President -New members -Report -Composition -Frank C. Carlucci -Name -James D. Hodgson -Press -Surnames -Radio talks -Plan -Scheduling -Duration -Staff support -Subject focus -Groups -Possible topics -Work and leisure -Growth of America -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Reform movement
Conv. No. 477-7 (cont.)
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Fatherhood -Arts -Bicentennial -Radio fireside chat -Timing -Competition -Advantages Conv. No. 477-7 (cont.) Polls -Thomas W. Benham -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Reaction -Approval/disapproval rate -Shifts -Laos -Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr. -Attitude changes -Importance of seeing President on television -Attitude of viewers -Approval of Presidents performance -Presidents handling of Vietnam -Approval -Gains -Reaction of non-viewers/viewers -Importance of television -Presidents credibility -Rating -Public attitude on Vietnam -Higher rate of approval -Two hypotheses -Explanation -J. Edgar Hoover poll -Retirement -Telephone study -Approval rating -Partisan vote -Calley case -Public attitudes on Vietnam -Advantages for President -Presidents television speech on Vietnam -Viewers reaction
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Advantages -Interpretation of results -Negative impressions -Media Staff -Response to news summaries preparations -Newsweek letters -Vietnam veterans -Department of Defense -Daniel P. (Pat) Moynihan -Letter to Life -Jeb Stuart Magruder -Charles W. Colson -Lyndon K. (Mort) Allin -News summaries -Advantages -Editorials -Letters -Loyalty -Herbert G. Klein -Colson -Klein -Activities -Colson -Klein -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Robert H. Finch -Clark MacGregor -Leonard Garment -Background -Civil rights -Liberals -Pressure -Mail -Vietnam -Economy Vietnam -Laos -News Conv. No. 477-7 (cont.)
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Casualties -Reduction -Laos -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Timing -Congressional reaction -Polls -Results -New York Times -Paul N. (Pete) McCloskey, Jr. -McCloskey -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Views on pacification -Schedule -Fact-finding trip -Views -Crediblity -Withdrawal -Yost -Cabinet -Impact -News report -Unknown administration official -Leaks Bureaucrats -Partisan nature Presidents schedule -Saint Johns Episcopal Church, April 9, 1971 -Phil Watts -Mamie G. D. Eisenhower -Announcement -News story -Easter Sunday -Demonstrations -John N. Mitchell
Conv. No. 477-7 (cont.)
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Staff -Mitchell -Schedule -Maurice H. Stans -Peter M. Flanigan -Businessmen -Stans -Dole Easter egg roll -Weather Haldeman left at 2:00 pm
Conversation No. 477-8 Date: April 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Peter G. Petersons schedule -Meeting with President Bull left at an unknown time before 2:30 pm
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Conversation No. 477-9 Date: April 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm Location: Oval Office Conv. No. 477-7 (cont.) The President met with Stephen B. Bull Peter G. Petersons schedule -Lunch -Meeting with President Presidents schedule -Peterson -George P. Shultz Bull left at an unknown time before 2:30 pm
Conversation No. 477-10 Date: April 12, 1971 Time: 2:30 pm - 3:37 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Presidents schedule -Meeting with Maurice H. Stans -John N. Mitchell -Stans -Schedule -Mitchell -Schedule -Stans -Schedule -Peter G. Peterson
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Relationship with Stans Polls -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Viewers/non-viewers -Difference in attitudes Conv. No. 477-9 (cont.) Presidents use of media -Television -Message -Television -Scheduling -Presidents interview with American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE], April 16, 1971 -Radio -Reporters -Possible schedule -Press conference, April 29, 1971 -White House photographers dinner -Scheduling -Television appearances -Frequency -Oval Office press conference -Frequency of press conferences -Options -Schedule -Evenings prior to press conferences -Correspondents dinner -Photographers dinner -Friday evenings Demonstrations -Plans of demonstrators -Dates -April 24, 1971 -Possible vandalism -Disruptions -Dates -April 25 through May 5, 1971 -Plans -Blocking bridges and traffic
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Sit-ins -Interference with unknown employees -Telephone systems -Radio -Hanoi -Announcement of insurrection and martial law in Washington -Cutting power sources in Washington -Rock Creek Park Conv. No. 477-10 (cont.) -Campsite -Federal troops -Campus support -Groups -National Coalition Against the War -Peoples Coalition for Peace and Justice -Communists Presidents schedule -Press conference, April 30, 1971 -Anniversary of Cambodia speech, April 30, 1970 -Florida -Press conference -Voluntary action meeting -Cabinet meeting -Rescheduling -Preparation -Oval Office press conference -Press conference -Television -Reviewers -Editors -Frank van der Linden -Allen S. Drury -Victor Lasky -Stories -Press conference -Scheduling -Florida -Scheduling -Photographers -Weekend -Camp David
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Scheduling -Sequoia -Demonstrators -White House -Press conference -Cabinet meeting -Chamber of Commerce -Cabinet meeting
Conv. No. 477-10 (cont.)
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39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Paul W. McCracken -Picture -Inflation alert announcement -Schedule -Photo session Peterson entered at 2:50 pm Conv. No. 477-10 (cont.) -Book on Vice Presidency -Interview with President -President and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Notes on Vice Presidency Petersons schedule -Time-Life interview -Remarks -Possible questions -Vietnam -Presidents position -Questions on negotiations Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -US relations -Visit of ping-pong team Haldeman left at 3:00 pm -Background -Time-Life -Presidents initiatives -State Department objections -Relaxation of trade and travel restrictions -Timing -Henry A. Kissinger -State Department -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Time-Life -US position relative to PRC and USSR -Bridge -Japanese role -Broker
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Eisaku Sato -Trade -Modus vivendi with US -Compared with USSR -Politics/philosophy -US position -Presidents initiatives -State Department -Llewellyn E. (Tommy) Thompson, Jr. -Charles E. (Chip) Bohlen -Warsaw talks -USSR -Bureaucracy -Kremlinologists -Benefits -Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan -Indira Gandhi -Nicolae Ceausescu -US-Soviet relations -US policy -Chinese/Soviet radio broadcasts -Sino-Soviet relations -Ping-pong team visit -Significance -Opening -US strategy -Timing -PRC suspicion -Isolation -Consequences -US-USSR -Dangers -Nuclear capacity -Chou En-lai -Leadership -Knowledge of non-communist world -USSR -US -Japan -Isolation -Dangers
Conv. No. 477-10 (cont.)
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-US policy -Trade -Political difficulties -US alliance with Taiwan -Korea -Philippines -Trade relaxation -Forthcoming announcement -Relaxation of trade restrictions -Presidents initiative -State Department -Time magazine article An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 3:00 pm Presidents schedule The unknown man left at an unknown time before 3:11 pm East-West trade -Relationship to Presidents PRC initiative -USSR -US policy -Yugoslavia -Romania -Prospects -Relation to events -Timing -Scope -Difficulties -Time-Life -Petersons schedule -Review -USSR -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Berlin -Middle East -USSR -Trade credits -Negotiations -PRC
Conv. No. 477-10 (cont.)
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-USSR Productivity Council -Importance -US trade position -Engineers -Scientists -Industrial research -Supersonic Transport [SST] -Need for US excellence -Nuclear power -Administrations position State Department -William P. Rogers -Peterson -Reorganization -Rogers -George P. Shultz -Economics -Foreign Service -Shultz -Agnew -Rogers US world position -Foreign policy -Economics -Nuclear parity -Military parity -Local wars -Nikita S. Khrushchev -Presidents 1959 remarks -Vietnam -Economic competition -US -Western Europe -Japan -PRC -USSR -Latin America
Conv. No. 477-10 (cont.)
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Africa -Middle East -Great Power competition -Population -PRC -Investment -Trade -Aid package -National Security Council [NSC] -Domestic Council -International economic area -Difficulties -US policy -Strategy -Historians -Possible Time-Life cover -Rogers -John B. Connally -Shultz -Clifford M. Hardin -Cabinet -Winton M. (Red) Blount -Defense Department An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 3:00 pm Presidents schedule -Arrival of Shultz The unknown man left at an unknown time before 3:11 pm US economic position -Petersons outline Shultz entered at 3:11 pm -Timing -Bipartisanship -Presidents experiences as congressman -Marshall Plan -Bipartisan support
Conv. No. 477-10 (cont.)
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-North Altantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Arthur H. Vandenberg -Christian A. Herter -Economic policy -Foreign policy -Bipartisanship -Labor/business -Isolationism -Economic plan -Shultz, Connally, and Peterson -Presidents philosophy -Petersons Time-Life meeting -Schedule -Presidents meetings with Peterson -Presidents initiatives -Roy L. Ash Council -Intra-administration coordination -Progress -Opportunity for change in dialogue -Committees -Citizens groups -Composition -Economists, businessmen, labor -National leaders -Committee -David Rockefeller -Andre Meyer -Easterners versus Westerners -Patrick E. Haggerty -Howard C. Petersen -International Harvester -Chicago -William Blackie -Caterpillar -Peoria Textiles -David M. Kennedy -Schedule -Stans -Schedule
Conv. No. 477-10 (cont.)
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Strategy meeting -Japan -Negotiations -Meeting -Approach -Presidents position -Connally, Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -Kissinger -Laird -Stans -Schedule -Kissinger -Taiwan -Military aid -Korea -Military aid -Economics -Presidents schedule -ASNE meeting -Schedule -State Department -Korea -Taiwan -Hong Kong -Negotiations -Japan -Background -State Department views -Negotiations -State Department -Petersons possible conversation with Kissinger -PRC/Taiwan -Rogers trip to Latin America -U. Alexis Johnson Peterson left at 3:21 pm Civil rights -Black Caucus -Policy review
Conv. No. 477-10 (cont.)
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Timing -Dr. Arthur A. Fletcher -Ten-year program -Civil Rights Commission -Reverend Theodore S. Hesburgh -Questionnaires to departments and agencies -Domestic Council and Office of Management and Budget [OMB] -Discussion with departments and agencies Conv. No. 477-10 (cont.) -Responses -Coordination effort Housing -Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] policy -Review -Civil Rights Commission -Policy review -Forum -Announcement by President -General Services Administration [GSA] -Defense Department policies -Fair housing for personnel -GSA site selection criteria -Public access -Open housing for employees -Fair housing element -Administrations policy -Issue -Degree of sensitivity -GSA site selection -Fair housing -Zoning -Blacks -GSA leasing -Congress -Policy issue -Internal Revenue Service [IRS] building in Fresno -Possible GSA directive -Issue -GSA criteria -Civil Rights Commissions questions to GSA -GSA statement on policy
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Criteria on available housing -Fair housing -Assumptions Federal government employment -Philadelphia plan -Orders Conv. No. 477-10 (cont.) -Textile cases -Affirmative action plan -Federal government requirements -Minority employment -OMB goals -Civil Service Commission [CSC] policy towards agencies -Timetables -Remedial action -Recruiting -Merit system -Administrations policy -Political considerations -OMB -Publicity -Press releases -Demagoguery -Race -Promotions -Supergrades -Low key -CSC -OMBs approach -Publicity -Problems -Race -Demagoguery -Congress -OMBs approach Stans trip -Europe
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Shultz left at 3:37 pm
Conversation No. 477-11 Date: April 12, 1971 Time: 3:37 pm - 4:27 pm Location: Oval Office H. R. (Bob) Haldeman met with Maurice H. Stans and James T. Lynn [General conversation] Easter egg roll The President entered at an unknown time after 3:37 pm Stans upcoming trip -Itinerary -Romania -Spain -Greece -Iran -Austria -Ireland -John D. J. Moore -US relations -John A. (Jack) Mulcahy
49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Dublin -Schedule -Country -Mulcahy -Property Commerce Department -Business attitudes towards administration Conv. No. 477-11 (cont.) -Previous discussions -Ombudsman for business -Reaction -National Business Council for Consumer Affairs -Environment -Agencies -Consumerism -Codes of ethics -Self-regulation of advertising -Ralph Nader -Timetable -Conference on American business in 1990 -Office of Management and Budget [OMB] minority enterprise funding proposal -Budget -Impact -Sam Whiting -OMB -George P. Shultz -Black Caucus -Figures on black business franchises -Comparison with 1969 -Administrations initiatives -Progress since 1969 -Automobile franchises -Publicity -Presidents comments to an unknown group of African-Americans -Figures -Franchises -Automobile industry -Set of charts -Accomplishments -Comparisons with previous efforts
50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Possible presentation to Domestic Council and Cabinet -Length of presentation -Franchising -Council on International Economic Policy [CIEP] meeting -Commerce Department study -Legislation -Programs -Congress Conv. No. 477-11 (cont.) -Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] -Administrations proposal -Small business -Forthcoming report -Technology -Gap -Private enterprise economy -Difficulties in development and transfer -Proposals -Program -Timing -State Department -Commercial services -William P. Rogers -Bureaucracy -CIEP -Peter G. Peterson -Kinsey public opinion survey -Business community opinions -Foreign services -Publicity -Funding -Outside firm -Leaks -Rogers -Business dissatisfaction -Rogers -Transfer of commercial services to Commerce Department -Upgrading of commercial services by State Department -Attitude -British, Canadian, and Japanese initiatives -Congress -Hearings
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Abraham A. Ribicoff -Hearings on upgrading commercial services -Encouragement -Bureaucracy -Possible agreement -Foreign service -Peterson -Multinational corporations Conv. No. 477-11 (cont.) -Statistical study -Timing -CIEP -Peterson -Labor unions proposals -Double taxation -Incentive -Effect on earning power -Earnings on foreign investment -Balance of payments -Problem -CIEP -Need -Issues -State Department Presidents instructions on government-business relations -Peter M. Flanigan -Schedule -Presidents recent meeting with Flanigan -John B. Connally -Materials for Flanigan -Agencies -Anti-trust -Internal Revenue Service [IRS] -Consumerism -Anti-trust -John N. Mitchell -Environment -William D. Ruckelshaus -Business as whipping boy -Consumers -Virginia H. Knauer
52 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Demagoguery -IRS -Connally -Attitude towards business -Rulings -Labor relations -Flanigan -Congress -Legislation -Prospects -Flanigan -Representation abroad -State Department -Rogers -John Foster Dulles -Foreign Service -Commercial attaches -View of private enterprise -Ambassadors -Walter H. Annenberg -[David] Kenneth Rush -Foreign Service -Diplomacy -Social aspects
Conv. No. 477-11 (cont.)
Commerce Department report on business attitudes towards Administration -Summary -Recommendations -Fixing responsibility -Unfavorable business factors -Commerce Department -Congress -Circumstances -Expectations from Republican administration -Dissatisfaction -Inadequate consultation -Commerce Departments initiatives -Health insurance bill -Time limitations -Effects on small business -Chamber of Commerce
53 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Need for time -Health insurance bill -Cost to business -Business concerns affected -Alternatives -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -Costs Conv. No. 477-11 (cont.) -Administrations possible strategy -Business support -Alternatives -Ruckelshaus -Edmund S. Muskie -Anti-trust -Staff -Richard W. McLaren -IRS -Consumers -Flanigan -Knauer -Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [EEOC] -Instruction to Stans to meet with Flanigan -Presidents conversation with Paul W. McCracken -Possible injunctive powers -Defense posture of business -Polls -Publics attitude to business -Colleges -Water pollution -Concentration of power -Pollution laws -Legislation for consumers -Environmentalism -Nader -Consumerism -Self-defense efforts -Business expectations -Administrations initiatives -Political realities -Support from business community -Government attitude toward business -Congress
54 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Agencies -Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] -Anti-business views -Business criticisms -Power of labor unions -Congress -Environment -Consumerism -Anti-trust -Federal Trade Commission [FTC] -Democrats -Administrations efforts -Presidents meeting with unknown group -Environmentalists -Businessmen -Timing -Environmentalism -Consumerism -Growth -Hubert H. Humphrey -Suggestions -Economic factors -Cost, financing, profits, prices -Business criticisms -FTC -Anti-trust division of Justice Department -Patent licensing -Franchises -Limitations on rights -Overseas investments -Trade -Need for solutions -Administrations fiscal policy -Full employment budget -Deficits -Chamber of Commerce poll -Clumsiness of government -Bureaucracy -Influence on decisions -Previous administrations -Approval of administration policies
Conv. No. 477-11 (cont.)
55 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Congress -Depreciation allowances -Republican contributors -Meeting with Stans -Support for administration -Critics -Daniel C. Gainey -Supporters Conv. No. 477-11 (cont.) -Stock market -Government/business relations -Transportation industry -Automobile industry -Petroleum industry -List -Environment -Consumer affairs -International business -Action against US business by foreign governments -Since 1969 -Nationalizations -Expropriations -Restrictions -Cases -Andean group -Venezuela -Retroactive taxation of oil companies -Ecuador -Tuna boats -Ownership of banks, insurance, and service companies -Movement of capital -Concerns -List Suggestions -Possible agency initiatives -Consultation with business -Studies on impact programs on prices, small businesses, and minority businesses -Public criticism of business by government officials -Review of anti-trust policies -Research and development -Inventory of restrictive work practices
56 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Productivity Council -Shultz -Industry problems -List of work restrictions -Painting, transportation, utility -Focus -Capital -Work restrictions Conv. No. 477-11 (cont.) -Need for inventory -Citizen use of courts for environmental enforcement -Ruckelshaus -Bias against business -Tax Reform Act of 1969 -Environment -Criticism of business on pollution -Industrys contributions -Economic factors -Technological limitations -Time requirement for orderly adjustments -Paper industry -Modernization/obsolescence -Time -Financial aid -Need for national pollution control standards -Contact with industry -Anti-trust restrictions -McLarens speech on environment -Government incentives for pollution control experiments -Tax incentives -Accelerated depreciation allowances -Regulations -Financial assistance to companies for anti-pollution measures -National Industrial Pollution Control Council -Losses due to Food and Drug Administration regulations -Possible reimbursements -Cyclamates -Dwight D. Eisenhower administration -Cranberries, chickens -Integrated plan for environmental improvement -Long-term -Ten or twenty years
57 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Pressures on industry -Ten-year plan regarding reduction of pollution -Economic impact statements on anti-pollution actions -Alaska pipeline -Flanigan -Foreign commerce -Credit support for exports -Export-Import Bank [Ex-Im] legislation Conv. No. 477-11 (cont.) -Tax incentives for US companies -Foerign competition -Relaxed trade restrictions -East-West trade -Elimination of controls on American capital investments abroad -Arthur F. Burns -Connally -Changes in export laws -Foreign government standards -Germany -France -US -Promotion of international standards -Standards of quality/performance -US position -Need for US participation -Possible legislation -OMB -Protection of overseas investments -Expropriations -Regulations and harrassments -Retroactive measures -Number of cases -Adequacy of US efforts -Defense of US business -Report to President David M. Kennedys role -Mission -Press reports -State Department -Rogers -Commerce Department
58 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Stans -Peterson -Trade -Commerce and State Departments -Petersons possible statement -Departments involved -Press -Mission -Trade with Japan -Negotiations -Peterson -Circulation of Stans report Stans schedule -Trip to Europe Stans and Lynn left at 4:20 pm Presidents schedule -Flanigan -Rogers -Meeting with Victor Lasky -Use of recorder -Patricia (Pratt) Lasky Stans -Possible future appointment -Presentation of report Business/government relations -John D. Ehrlichman -Flanigan -Stans study -Ehrlichman -Domestic Council Cabinet reports to President -Clifford M. Hardin -Rogers C. B. Morton -George W. Romney -John A. Volpe
Conv. No. 477-11 (cont.)
59 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Contact with the President -Individual meetings versus Cabinet meetings -Stans -Individual meetings -Hardin -Morton -Individual meetings -Frequency -Stans report -Presidents summarization -Connally -Hypothetical report to President -Commercial attachés -Rogers -Stans -Defense of Administration -Consumerism -Flanigan Presidents schedule -Peterson -[D. M.?] Kennedy -Connally -Ehrlichman Business expectations -Connallys views -Consumers -Environmentalists -Ehrlichman -Stans poll -Public attitudes towards business -Administrations initiatives -Public opposition -Jews -Israel Presidents schedule -Sequoia Haldeman left at 4:27 pm
Conv. No. 477-11 (cont.)
60 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 477-12 Date: April 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:27 pm and 4:30 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents schedule -William P. Rogers -Victor Lasky -Patricia (Pratt) Lasky Bull left at an unknown time before 4:30 pm
Conv. No. 477-11 (cont.)
Conversation No. 477-13 Date: April 12, 1971 Time: 4:30 pm - 5:22 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Victor and Patricia (Pratt) Lasky and an unknown man [Stephen B. Bull?] Greetings The unknown man [Bull?] left at an unknown time before 5:22 pm P. Lasky
61 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Conv. No. 477-12 (cont.)
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Laskys book on President -Coverage -Administration -Possible title -The Man and the Myth -Writings on President -Knowledge of President -1948 to present -Alger Hiss case -Outline -Presidents preparation for office -Difficulties in 1968 -Internal situation -Vietnam -Middle East -Economy -Dangers -Inflation/depression -Emphasis -Dramatic moments -Crisis handling -Publication schedule -Possible paperback edition -1972 campaign -Presidents approaches to problems -Handling -Risks -Vietnam -Economy
62 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Economy -Confidence -Controls -Inflation -Business community -Inflation -Growth -Rate -Administrations emphasis on steadiness, responsibility -Growth -Peace -Foreign policy -Avoiding extremes, sudden shifts -Controversy -Wage and price controls -Cabinet -Presidents policies -Office of Price Adminstration [OPA] -Effect on US economy -Foreign affairs -Nuclear equality -US advantages -Inflation -Harmful actions -Diet -Unemployment -Inflation -Optimism -New York Times financial writers Vietnam -Vietnamization -Troop withdrawals -Vietnamization -Timing -General William C. Westmoreland -Comparison with Korea -South Vietnamese -Theory -Troop withdrawals
Conv. No. 477-13 (cont.)
63 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Presidents announcements -US military -South Vietnamese -Presidents policy -Timing -Melvin R. Laird -1969 trip to Vietnam Conv. No. 477-13 (cont.) -Recommendations -Presidents meeting with General Nguyen Van Thieu -Midway -Announcements -First withdrawals -Difficulty -Defense Department -Thieu -South Vietnamese -Pentagon -US policy -Steady course -Flexibility -Troop levels -Support for President -Henry A. Kissinger -Establishment -Criticism of the President -Overthrow of Ngo Dinh Diem -John F. Kennedy -Partition of Laos -W[illiam] Averell Harriman -American involvement -Kennedy -Beginnings -1963 -Lyndon B. Johnson -Diem -Laos -Ho Chi Minh Trail -Diem -Consequences -Establishment -US withdrawal
64 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Domino Theory -Presidents statements -November 3, 1969 -Cambodia [April 30, 1970] -April 7, 1971 -Support for President -Compared with previous administrations -Life -Opposition to President -Television networks -Columnists -Kissinger -Guilt complex -Spanish Civil War -Comparison with Vietnam -General Francisco Franco -Isolationism -Foreign involvements Israel -Compared with Vietnam -Support for Presidents policies -Yitzhak Rabin -Golda Meir -[V.?] Laskys visit to Israel -Liberals -View of Israel -J. William Fulbright -Statement -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield Middle East -Prospects -[V.?] Laskys visits -Negotiations -Israeli/Egyptian conflict -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Jordan -US policy US position in world
Conv. No. 477-13 (cont.)
65 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Jordan -Cambodia -Trust in US -Vietnam -Future -Indonesia -Thailand -Philippines -Japan -Trust in the US abroad -American spirit -Vietnam -Withdrawal -Pacific area -South Vietnam -Future of US -Future of Middle East -American spirit -US role in world -World peace -World freedom -Germany and Japan -Economic power -Military power -Europe -USSR -Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Establishment -Americas role -Vietnam -Need for American strength -Economy -Military strength Middle East -Jordan -Kissinger -Israel -West Bank -Golan Heights -Dodoc Kibbutz
Conv. No. 477-13 (cont.)
66 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Liliuri [sp?] Gardens -Golan Heights -Syrians -Jordanians -Libyans -Israel/Egypt -USSR/US -Chief of Israeli intelligence -Israel -Relations with Arab neighbors -Internal situation -US commitments to -Presidents successor -US policy -Vietnam -US obligations Staff -Kissinger -Relationship with the President -V. Laskys books on -Kissingers books -Memoranda to John N. Mitchell on Vietnam -1968 campaign -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Log -Presidents concerns -Cabinet -Task forces -Arthur F. Burns role -Dwight D. Eisenhower Administration -Program -Domestic Council -Purpose -Burns -John D. Ehrlichman -Economic Council -Daniel P. (Pat) Moynihan -Foreign Affairs Council -Domestic Council -National Security Council [NSC]
Conv. No. 477-13 (cont.)
67 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Council on International Economic Policy -Peter G. Peterson -Importance US purpose in world -Military balance -Consequences to US economy -Supersonic Transport [SST] Conv. No. 477-13 (cont.) -Exploration -Connection to greatness -Historical experience -SST/space -Scientific research -Need for outward look -General Charles A. J. M. de Gaulles statement on France -War -Need for great enterprises -Environment -Standard of living -Minorities -Great enterprises -World power -US role -Benevolence, dynamism -Competition -Trade policy -Productivity -SST -Transportation -SST -Presidents relations with Congress -Welfare reform -Revenue sharing -Government reorganization -Goals -Appointees -William J. Casey Presidents disappointments -Inflation -Unemployment
68 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Vietnam -USSR V. Laskys book publication schedule -Possible developments -PRC US foreign relations -Presidents PRC initiative -State Department -Soviet/PRC radio broadcasts -Isolation -Trade/travel announcements -Recognition -United Nations [UN] -Taiwan -Future -PRC, USSR, and the US -Dangers of isolation -State Department -Kremlinologists -USSR -Recognition -Relations with PRC/USSR -Ping-pong team visit -State Department -USSR -Taiwan -Presidents conversation with Chow Shu-kai -Difficulites -UN -Presidents position V. Laskys book publication schedule -Timing -Contents -Presidents possible contribution to book -Unofficial Young people -Problem Conv. No. 477-13 (cont.)
69 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Inherited -View of society and the world -Disaffection with the system -Global phenomenon -Presidents talks at colleges and universities -Futility -Need for US success -Vietnam -Economy -Benefits of living in US -Comparison with other countries -Presidents own travels -PRC -Vietnam -Draft -Need for introspection -Vietnam -Environment -System -Spirit -Solutions -Excuses -Need for introspection -Self reliance An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 4:30 pm Presidents schedule -Albee [sp?] [Surname unknown] The unknown man left at an unknown time before 5:22 pm Democrats -Laos -Effect -Edmund S. Muskie -Demonstrations -Position on Vietnam -Economy -Timing -Vietnam
Conv. No. 477-13 (cont.)
70 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:30 pm Presidents schedule -Meeting with William P. Rogers Bull left at an unknown time before 5:22 pm Conv. No. 477-13 (cont.) V. Laskys lawyer Democrats -Unknown mans book on Muskie -George S. McGovern -Harold Himmelman -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -Hubert H. Humphrey -Vietnam -Vietnam -V. Laskys columns -Johnson Staff -Presidents address on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Kissinger -Support for President -Vietnam -Carl Sandburg -Book on Civil War -General William T. Sherman -Vietnam -Rogers -Troop withdrawal -Public opinion Presentation of gifts -Golf V. Laskys schedule The Laskys left at 5:22 pm
71 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 477-14 Date: April 12, 1971 Time: 5:23 pm - unknown before 6:20 pm Location: Oval Office Conv. No. 477-13 (cont.) The President met with William P. Rogers and an unknown man [Stephen B. Bull?] Presidents meeting with Victor Lasky Photo session ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 16s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 ****************************************************************************** Photo session -Weather -Location -Instructions to Ronald L. Ziegler -Pad of paper The President, Rogers, and the unknown man [Bull?] left at 5:35 pm [Pause] Ziegler entered at 5:35 pm Photo session -Participants [Pause] The President and Rogers entered at an unknown time after 5:35 pm
72 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Zieglers meeting with Tricia Nixon -Schedule [The President talked with the White House operator at 5:35 pm] [Conversation No. 477-14A] Conv. No. 477-14 (cont.) [See Conversation No. 1-67] [End of telephone conversation] T. Nixons wedding -Zieglers role -Foreign guests -Constance M. (Cornell) (Connie) Stuart
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-Handling of press -Style -Schedule -Rose Garden -Arrangements -Procession -Reception -Television -Film coverage -Guests -Decorations
73 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Stuart -Prince Charles -Press coverage -Handling of press -Television -Stuart -Prime time -Talk shows -Look magazine -Cover -Life -Formal portrait -Editorial control -Ladies Home Journal -Foreign press [The President talked with T. Nixon between 5:34 and 5:36 pm] [Conversation No. 477-14B] [See Conversation No. 1-68] [End of telephone conversation] Ziegler left at 5:39 pm -Difficulties Julie Nixon Eisenhowers wedding T. Nixons wedding -Interest -Diplomatic Corps -Guillermo Sevilla Sacasa -Congressmen and Senators -Cabinet -Rose Garden
Conv. No. 477-14 (cont.)
74 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
David M. Kennedys trip -Presidents conversation with Maurice H. Stans -Organization of American States [OAS] -Costa Rica -Peoples Republic of China [PRC]/Taiwan -United Nations [UN] representation Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 5:39 pm Refreshment Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:20 pm PRC and Taiwan -UN representation Vietnam -Staff -Congressional reaction -Prospects Bull entered at an unknown time after 5:39 pm Presidents schedule -Ziegler -Fredrick C. LaRue -Photograph for book Bull left at an unknown time before 6:20 pm Unknown persons trip to Texas Vietnam -Casualties -Cambodia LaRue entered at an unknown time after 5:39 pm Photograph LaRue left at an unknown time before 6:20 pm Conv. No. 477-14 (cont.)
75 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Vietnam -Prospects -Prisoner of War [POW] issue -[Clark M.?] Clifford -Major General James D. (Don) Hughes -Negotiations -Trade POWs for withdrawal Conv. No. 477-14 (cont.) -Timing -POW wives -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -POWs -North Vietnamese -US withdrawal -Interruptions -Cambodia -Presidents policies -Protests -Withdrawal -Fixed date -Flexibility -Negotiations -Casualties -Prospects -PRC -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -PRC -Visit of ping-pong team -Presidents initiative -Relaxation of trade restrictions Presidents schedule -Forthcoming meeting with American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE], April 19, 1971 -PRC -Relaxation of trade restrictions -Scope -Timing -USSR Taiwan -UN representation
76 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Rogerss conversation with John B. Connally -Chiang Kai-shek -Walter P. McConaughy ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 [National Security] [Duration: 30s ]
Conv. No. 477-14 (cont.)
TAIWAN
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 ****************************************************************************** -Chiang Kai-shek -Timing -Korean elections Korea -Possible negotiaitons -North Korean initiatives -US role USSR -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Timing -Gerard C. Smith Presidents USSR/PRC initiatives -Credit -Anti-ballistic Missile [ABM] treaty -Defense appropriations -Congress -Peace initiatives Presidents conversation with Lasky -Middle East -Jordan
77 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Cease fire -Desire for peace Vietnam -US involvement -Casualties -Withdrawal -Cambodia -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Korea -Open skies Korea -US troops -Levels -Casualties -Negotiations -Truce -Panmunjom Vietnam -Negotiaitons -Prospects for truce -Timing -General Nguyen Van Thieu -Elections -Effect on the Presidents policies -Negotiations -Peace -Possible strategy -Credit for the President Admininstrations accomplishments -Okinawa -Germ warfare -Credit -Vietnam -Visibility -Press -Ping-pong team publicity -Television
Conv. No. 477-14 (cont.)
78 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
PRC -Invitation to US ping-pong team -Japanese -Cambodians -Tournament Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 6:20 pm Conv. No. 477-14 (cont.)