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Date: 
Apr 14, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 479-1 Date: April 14, 1971 Time: 9:10 am - 9:45 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger Kissingers call to President [The President talked with the White House operator [?] at an unknown time between 9:10 am and 9:45 am] [Conversation No. 479-1A] Telephone call [End of telephone conversation] Kissingers dinner with Joseph W. Alsop Unknown people entered at an unknown time after 9:10 am [Unintelligible] The unknown people left at an unknown time before 9:45 am Kissingers dinner with Alsop -Attendees -Katharine L. Graham -Marilyn B. (Missy) Chandler -Benjamin C. Bradlee -Stewart J. O. Alsop -Alice Roosevelt Longworth -Esteem for President -Conversation with Kissinger -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Conversation regarding 1972 elections -Graham -Bradlee -Presidents prospects
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Possible Democrat candidate -Hubert H. Humphrey -Edmund S. Muskie -George W. Romney -Bradlees remarks -Romney Presidents conversation with William P. Rogers -Rogers location -Cornell University -Muskie -US Senate -Television -Press conference Conv. No. 479-1 (cont.)
Kissingers dinner with J. W. Alsop -Chandler -Support for President -Vietnam -Chandler -Mood -S. J. O. Alsop -Reaction to Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -S. J. O. Alsop -Article -Joseph C. Kraft -Vietnam article -Withdrawal -Laos -J. W. Alsop -Attendees -Robert S. McNamara -McNamaras remarks regarding 1972 elections -Presidents prospects -McNamara -Letter -World Bank -Graham -Polls -Mood -Kissingers support for the President
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Attitude toward the President -Chandler
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Conv. No. 479-1 (cont.)
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-Population Control Council -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Vietnam -J. W. Alsop -Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr. -John B. Connally -Leavenworth military prison -Trial Middle East -J. W. Alsops views -State Department -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] arms shipments -Israel -Administrations possible response Kissingers dinner with J. W. Alsop -McNamara -Graham -Bradlee -Trip around world -View regarding Presidents foreign policy -Support -Trip to Vietnam
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Vietnam -Press coverage -Bradlee -Peter Jay -Laos Kissingers dinner with J. W. Alsop -Comments -Tone -Chandler -Remarks -Otis Chandler -M. B. Chandler Vietnam -Television coverage -Media -Newspaper Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -[Announcement of relaxation of trade and travel restrictions, April 14, 1971] -Chou En-lai -Statement -Ping-pong team -US relations -Ping-pong team USSR -PRC initiative -Kissingers conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Congratulations on Central Committees elections -Kissingers possible initiatives -Yuli M. Vorontsov -US priority -Dobrynins schedule -Kissingers conversation with Vorontsov -Pyotr A. Abrassimov -Leonid I. Brezhnevs speech -Kissingers response -Dobrynins schedule -Brezhnevs speech
Conv. No. 479-1 (cont.)
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Air Force One -Kissingers response -Dobrynins election to Central Committee -Kissingers conversation with Dobrynin -Telephone number -Congratulations -Letters -Dobrynins schedule -Instructions -Possible soviet responses -Brezhnev PRC -US relations -Possible diplomatic relations -Timing -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -Location -Support for the President -Possible use by Administration -Presidents initiatives -Credit -Peter G. Peterson -Time/Life briefing -State Department -Press -Trade -United Nations [UN] representation -Publicity -Marshall Green -Pakistan -Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan -Trade -Jean Sainteny -State Department -Advantages for US -Confusion of opponents -Possible North Vietnamese reaction -USSR -Brezhnev -Coincidence of needs
Conv. No. 479-1 (cont.)
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Support for President -Kissingers dinner -Criticism of Kissinger -Senate -PRC -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Compared with November 3, 1969 speech -Conclusion -Accountability -Kissingers dinner with J. W. Alsop -Vietnam -Draft, withdrawal rates -M. B. Chandler -Bradlee -McNamara -S. J. O. Alsop -Longworth -Bradlee -Longworths views Draft legislation -Dwight L. Chapin -House -Pay increase -Defense budget -Troop increase -Anti-ballistic Missiles [ABM] -Senate -Margaret Chase Smith -John C. Stennis -Four-year draft extension ABM -Prospects -Senate -Ernest F. (Fritz) Hollings -Supersonic Transport [SST] -Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. -J. Glenn Beall, Jr. -Robert A. Taft, Jr.
Conv. No. 479-1 (cont.)
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-California and Illinois -Unknown person -Smith -Karl E. Mundt -Prospects -Congress -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -USSR -Dobrynin -Negotiations -Possible statement -Timing -Senate -Vote -Difficulties -PRC -Dobrynins schedule -Kissingers possible initiatives -State Department -Exchange of letters -PRC -Relations with US -Vorontsov -Politburo meeting Vietnam -Military activity -South Vietnam -Timing -Ashau Valley -Casualties -Risks -US policy -Casualties -Helicopters PRC USSR -SALT negotiations -PRC
Conv. No. 479-1 (cont.)
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Timing -Summit meeting -Timing -SALT negotiations -State Department -Summit -US position -State Department -Jacob D. Beam -Summit meeting -Announcement -Vietnam -SALT/Summit -Prospects -Timing -Press -Summit -Vorontsov -Dobrynin -Presidents schedule -Negotiations -Style Laos -Effects on PRC and USSR -PRC Vietnam -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Congress -White House staff -Democrats -Prospect of end of war -Liberal Republicans -John V. Lindsay -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Kissingers dinner with J. W. Alsop -Reaction to the President -Presidents speech, November 3, 1969 -Hardhats -Cambodia
Conv. No. 479-1 (cont.)
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Kissingers dinner with J. W. Alsop -Consensus -John Freeman -Kissingers attempted telephone call to the President -Presidents location -S. J. O. Alsop -Patricia (Hankey) (Missy) Alsop Conv. No. 479-1 (cont.) PRC -Announcement -Relaxation of trade and travel restrictions -Ronald L. Ziegler -State Department Vietnam -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Reaction of State Department International support for President -Report on Presidents special message to Congress on American foreign policy -Bradlee Presidents schedule -Meeting with Dr. Rainer Barzel -Duration -Translator -Kissingers role Kissinger left at 9:45 am
Conversation No. 479-2
Date: April 14, 1971 Time: 9:50 am - 10:30 am Location: Oval Office The President met with John C. Stennis, Margaret Chase Smith, David Packard, Henry A.
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Kissinger, Clark MacGregor, and Peter M. Flanigan [General conversation] -Greetings -Speeches -Senate rules Senate -Armed Services Committee -Legislation -Presidents appreciation for Smith and Stennis support -National security issues in 1969 and 1970 -Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr. case
Conv. No. 479-1 (cont.)
Defense -Current mood of the country -Importance of leadership of Smith and Stennis -Cutbacks -Media -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] program -Senate -Armed Services Committee -Opinions -Defense Department -Responsibilities -Draft extension -Timetable -Stennis -Senate Armed Services Committee -Hearings -Manpower [draft extension] -Military pay increase -Manpower levels -Anti-ballistic Missiles [ABM] -Timetable -Bills -Draft extension -Manpower -Schedule -C5A -Military construction -Hardware funds
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-ABM -Senate rule -Climate of opinion -Legislation -Procurement bill -Ceiling -Weapons -ABM -Conference -Procurement bill -Manpower reductions -Budget cuts -Manpower -Appropriation bill -Military procurement -Hardware -Research & development -Operations and maintenance money -Reductions -Draft bill -Prospects -Extension of draft -Four years -Two years -House -Action -Volunteer Army -Mark O. Hatfield and Barry M. Goldwater -Extension -Two years -Armed Services Committee -Informal talks -Goals -Budget cuts -Membership -William Proxmire -Strategists -Armed Services Committee -Procurement bill -Manpower reductions -Presidents announcements
Conv. No. 479-2 (cont.)
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Bargaining -Armed Services Committee -Negotiations -Overall cut -Ceiling -Armed Services Committee -Solidarity -Procurement -Weapons -Navy -Target -Carrier -Amendment -Talks -Armed Services Committee -Difficulties -Selective Service -Richard S. Schweiker -Goldwater -John G. Tower -Peter H. Dominick -Goldwater -Armed Services Committee -Individualists -William B. Saxbe -Goldwater -One-year extension vote -Effort -Stennis forthcoming initiatives -Members of Committee -Vote on Senate floor -Selective Service -Timing -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -Procurement bill -Timing -Timing of Congressional recess -Agreement -Chairman -Manpower reductions -National Security
Conv. No. 479-2 (cont.)
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Stennis role -Presidents role -Members of Armed Services Committee -Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. -Harold E. Hughes -Saxbe -Presidents possible action -Stennis and Smiths contributions -Context International conditions -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -[Twenty-fourth Soviet Party] Congress -Leadership -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Speech -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -US military position -Leadership -Brezhnev -Negotiations -USSR missile strength -US negotiating position -US military budget -Negotiations -SALT -Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -US policy Stennis schedule -Speech Defense Stennis left at 10:17 am -Upcoming Senate votes -Stennis -Manpower reductions -Budget -Pay increase
Conv. No. 479-2 (cont.)
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Draft extension -Two-year limitation -Importance -US relations with USSR -Procurement -Vote -Timing -Administrations position -International conditions -US negotiations with USSR -USSR leadership -Presidents PRC initiative -Ping-pong team -Vietnam negotiations -Budget cuts -Need for steadiness -US negotiating position -Timing of procurement bill -Possible delay -Administrations position -Discussion with leadership -August/September -Flexibility -Smiths possible initiatives -Timing of ABM vote -Manpower bill -Vietnam -Smiths mail -Calley case -Research -Guilt -Standards -Comparison to civilian crimes -District of Columbia -Judge -Fort Leavenworth military prison -Presidents possible actions -Confinement -Fort Leavenworth -Presidents review -Armed Services Committee
Conv. No. 479-2 (cont.)
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Possible investigatory commission -Earl Warren Commission -Military justice -Manpower -Two-year extension -Chairman -Stennis -Armed Services Committee -Difficulties -Smith and Stennis -Two-year extension -Volunteer army -Draft -Goldwater and Hatfield -Transition -Politics -Four-year extension -Strategy -Two-year extension -Armed Services Committee -W[illiam] Stuart Symington -Saxbe Rose Garden -Trees Smith, Packard, Kissinger, MacGregor, and Flanigan left at 10:30 am
Conv. No. 479-2 (cont.)
Conversation No. 479-3 Date: April 14, 1971 Time: 10:30 am - 12:20 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Anti-ballistic Missiles [ABM] -Vote
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Administrations position -Staff meeting -Strategy -Political price for votes -Quid pro quo -Contracts, judgeships -Staff -Necessity -Trades -Timing of vote -Trades -Presidents possible meeting with Senators -Arguments -Administration losses in Senate -Illinois -Gains -Margaret Chase Smith -William E. Brock, III -Presidents previous meeting -Henry A. Kissinger -Administrations position -Presidents instruction for staff -Presidents meeting with Senators -Timing -Melvin R. Laird -Cabinet -William B. Saxbe -Clark MacGregor and William E. Timmons -Presidential involvement -Timing -Staff responsibilities -Firmness -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -William P. Rogers -Possible statement -Arguments -Deals -Presidents previous meeting -Timing of vote -Presidents possible involvement -Senators
Conv. No. 479-2 (cont.)
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-David H. Gambrell -Lawton M. Chiles, Jr. -Arguments -Laird -Gambrell -Kissingers role -Gambrell -Chiles -Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. -Smith -Shifts -Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application [NERVA] -Administrations position -Timing of vote -Kissingers views -Presidents previous meeting -Smith -Timing of vote -Timing -Administrations advantages -Deals -Presidential involvement -Appropriations bill -Prospects in Senate Texas drought -Presidents conversation with General George A. Lincoln -John G. Tower -Publicity -John B. Connally -Involvement -Political handling -Haldemans forthcoming call to Tower -Political handling -Lincoln -Presidents interest -Clifford M. Hardin -Presidential interest -Haldemans forthcoming call to Hardin -Publicity
Conv. No. 479-3 (cont.)
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Justice Department -Drugs -[J. Edgar Hoover?] -War on crime -John N. Mitchell -Richard A. Moore Presidents conversation with Kissinger -Kissingers dinner with Joseph W. Alsop -Marilyn B. (Missy) Chandler Conv. No. 479-3 (cont.)
Presidents schedule -Meeting with Arthur F. Burns -Burns schedule -Forthcoming trip -George P. Shultz -John D. Ehrlichman -Leonard Garment -Shultz -Paul W. McCracken -Quadriad -Ehrlichman -Time -Forthcoming Republican Governors Conference, April 19, 1971 -Mitchells views -Ehrlichmans views -Revenue sharing -Welfare reform -Ronald W. Reagan and Nelson A. Rockefeller -Issue -Poll -Families with children -Framing of questions -Elliot L. Richardson -Timing -Ehrlichman -Hard line -Timing -Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR] -Meeting -Presidents participation
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Greetings -Marine Corps Band -Hail to the Chief -Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixon -Schedule -Tricia Nixon -Schedule -Office press conference -Congressional leadership -Republican Governors Conference -Statement on welfare reform -Harry S. Dent -Opening -Worship service -Invitations -Editors -List Smith -Approach toward Administration -Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr. -Speech -Support for Administration Presidents schedule
Conv. No. 479-3 (cont.)
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ZAMBIA
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20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Visit to Camp Pendleton -1st Marine Division -Visit by Moroccan King [Moulay] Hassan II -Visit to California -Timing -Chamber of Commerce -Visit by King Hassan II -Prime Minister Mohammed Karim Laurani -Visit to Camp Pendleton -Ceremony -Invitations -Meeting with Dr. Rainer Barzel [?] -Duration -Previous meeting with Barzel -Visit to California -Kissingers view -Timing -Demonstrations -Possible public perception -Camp David -White House -Visit to California -Kissingers view -Demonstrations -Timing -Press conference -Camp Pendleton -Ceremony -Chamber of Commerce -Camp Pendleton -Moore -Welcome-home ceremony -Ehrlichman -John A. Scali -Timing -California -Florida Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:30 am
Conv. No. 479-3 (cont.)
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Swearing-in ceremony for William J. Casey Bull left at an unknown time before 11:10 am Tricia Nixons wedding -Invitations to White House staff and Cabinet -Rose Mary Woods -John S. Davies -McCracken -Kissinger -Woods -Casey -Dean Burch -Problem -Analogy -Haldeman and Ehrlichman -Unknown ceremony -Ehrlichmans views -Haldeman and Ehrlichman -Peter G. Peterson -Kissinger -Peterson -McCracken -Caspar W. (Cap) Weinberger -Haldeman, Ehrlichman, and Kissinger -Peter M. Flanigan -Assistants to the President -Scali -Charles W. Colson -Scali -Herbert G. Klein -Ronald L. Ziegler -Klein -Woods -Patrick J. Buchanan -Scali -Shelley A. Scarney -Garment -Buchanan-Scarney -Wedding -Raymond K. Price, Jr.
Conv. No. 479-3 (cont.)
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-William L. Safire -Assistants to the President and Klein -Number of invitations -Limit -Staff -Peterson -Flanigan -Klein -Kissinger -Haldeman -Ehrlichman -Peterson -Julie Nixon Eisenhowers wedding Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:30 am Casey swearing-in ceremony -Statement -Presidents position -John J. Sirica Bull left at an unknown time before 11:10 am T. Nixons wedding
Conv. No. 479-3 (cont.)
Casey, Sophia (Kurz) Casey, Bernadette Casey, George Casey, Mrs. Thomas Langan, Mrs. Fred Nimmich, Mary Blend, Lillian Kurz, John M. Shaheen, Leonard W. Hall, Constance Kirk, Joseph Virdone, Raymond R. Dickey, John A. Wells, Ben Frank, Hugh F. Owens, Richard B. Smith, James J. Needham, Dolores A. (Habick) Needham, A[lbert] Sydney Herlong, Jr., Bernard J. (Bunny) Lasker, Donald T. Regan, Charles F. Morin, Glenn E. Anderson, Albert H. Gordon, Gordon L. Calvert, Felix Rohatyn, Andrew J. Melton, Jr., Maurice H. Stans, Burns, Connally, William L. Springer, Robert Carter, John C. Folger, Sirica, and Michael B. Ryan entered at 11:10 am; members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting [General conversation] [Applause] Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] -Office -Regulatory agencies
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Impact -Business -W. J. Casey [Applause] Swearing-in of W. J. Casey -Oath of office [Applause] Burns Ceremony -Presidents confidence in W. J. Casey W. J. Caseys statement -Gratitude -SEC -Administrations policy -Tradition -Staff -Capitalist system -Investor confidence -Capital machinery -Capital resources -Importance -Economic health -US competitive position in world -Objectives -Cooperation with other agencies/Congress -Responsibility [Applause] [General conversation] Presentation of Bible/gifts [General conversation] Unknown mans collaboration with W. J. Casey
Conv. No. 479-3 (cont.)
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[General conversation] -Relief rolls -Potomac fever Bull entered at 11:26 am Gifts for W. J. Casey party -Tie clasp Bull, W. J. Casey, et al. left at 11:26 am Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 11:26 am Weather Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:30 am Presidents schedule -Trip to Florida -Agriculture dinner -Florida -Visit of Giuseppe Saragat -Trip to California -Agricultural dinner -Entertainment -Trip to Florida -Saragat visit -Trip to California -Dinner for King Hassan II -Camp David -Office press conference -Trip to California -Press conference -Photographers dinner -Press conference -California trip -Duration -Correspondents dinner -Church service -Correspondents dinner Conv. No. 479-3 (cont.)
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Publishers & editors -Church service -Marines -1st Marine Division -Calley -Timing -Kissinger -Announcement -California trip -Western White House -Vacation -California -August -Congress -California -Bohemian Grove -Arts and sciences -Republican Governors Conference -Bull session -Timing -Topics of conversation -Dent -Mitchell -Robert H. Finch -Thomas W. Evans -Robert J. Dole -Franklyn C. (Lyn) Nofziger Appointments -W. J. Casey -Charles W. Yost -Recommendations -Kissinger -Shultz -Dismissals -Alain C. Enthoven -McGeorge Bundy -Shultz -1972 election campaign Presidents schedule
Conv. No. 479-3 (cont.)
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Meeting with Barzel Cabinet and staff -Connallys view -John A. Volpe -Passion Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:26 am Presidents schedule -Meeting with Barzel -Rolf Pauls -Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 11:44 am Cabinet and staff -Commitment to Presidents policies -Daniel P. (Pat) Moynihan -Lack of passion -Ehrlichman and Shultz -Ziegler -Klein -Reflection upon the President -Garments theory -Connallys view -Texas drought -Lincoln -Statistics -Lack of warmth/passion -Speech writing -Noel C. Koch -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Need for warmth/commitment -Procedures -John K. Andrews, Jr. -John F. Kennedy -Victor Laskys Man & the Myth -Publicity -Garments opinion Conv. No. 479-3 (cont.)
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Kissinger entered at an unknown time after 11:26 am Presidents schedule -Barzel meeting Kissinger left at an unknown time before 11:44 am Conv. No. 479-3 (cont.) Cabinet and staff -Commitment to Presidents policies -Need for warmth -Price -Letter from unknown person in Florida -Public statement by the President -Press conferences and conversations -Connallys view -Need for emotion -Peterson, Kissinger, Ehrlichman, et al. -Connallys view -Lyndon B. Johnson -Style compared with the President -Ehrlichman, Shultz, Kissinger, Mitchell, Donald H. Rumsfeld, and Garment -Instructions for Haldeman -Illusion -Press conferences and conversations -Presidents image -Television -Demonstrators -Connallys view -Price, Safire, Moore, Klein, Ziegler, Scali, and Colson -Instructions for Haldeman -Public relations -Press conferences -Presidents image -Press conferences -Need for evaluation -Kennedys image -Rumsfelds possible view -McCracken -Presidents credibility -Style -Moore, Price, Garment, and Safire
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Klein -Scali -Ziegler, Shultz, and Kissinger -Commitment to Presidents policies -Connallys view -Passion -Apathy, efficiency, lack of warmth -Rogers -Schedule -Connally -Views Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:26 am Presidents schedule -Meeting with Burns Bull left at an unknown time before 11:44 am Presidents image Kissinger entered at 11:44 am Barzel meeting Haldeman left at 11:44 am
Conv. No. 479-3 (cont.)
-Barzel -Minority leader of parliament -Chancellor candidate -Christian Democratic Union [CDU] -Kurt Georg Kiesinger -Points of discussion -Berlin -Presence of Federal Republic of Germany [FRG] -Andrei A. Gromyko -Access routes to Berlin -Sovereignty of East Germany [German Democratic Republic [GDR]] -CDU -Possible vote on negotiations -US/Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] negotiations -Berlin
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Access routes -GDR -Presence of FRG -Points of discussion -Interpreter -Duration -Presidents schedule -Meeting with Burns Article on Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Haldeman -Henry Hubbard
Conv. No. 479-3 (cont.)
Barzel, Emil (Bus) Mosbacher, Jr., and Pauls entered at 11:47 am; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting [General conversation] Photo session [General conversation] -Weather Berlin -Importance -US position -Statements to Pauls -Presidents conversation with Gromyko -[Talking points] -FRGs presence -Access routes -GDR sovereignty -Negotiations -GDR sovereignty -Negotiations -Presidents meetings with FRG leaders -Willy Brandt -Gromyko -FRGs presence -Sovereignty over access routes -GDR -Negotiations
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Technical issues -Presidents conversation with Gromyko -FRG presence -Sovereignty -Treaty draft -US position -Four-power responsibility Conv. No. 479-3 (cont.) -Technical issues -Points of discussion -Barzels September 1970 meeting with the President -FRGs position -Barzels possible public statement -Domestic/foreign policy considerations -Soviet position -Lack of concessions -CDU/Christian Socialist Union [CSU] position regarding Soviet treaties -Vote in Bundestag -Presidents Congressional message [Second annual report to Congress on US foreign policy, February 25, 1971] -Effect on Berlin people -Prevent mass departure from city -Young workers -Links with FRG -US/North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Democracy -Question of FRG presence -Administrative presence -Parliamentary controls -Committees -Group meetings -Presidents statements on FRG presence and access rights -Four powers -Possible Soviet rights over three western sectors -Four powers -Impact on democracy -Seriousness of issues -Modus vivendi with USSR -Practical matters -Kissinger -Lack of settlement -Soviet views regarding Brandts Ostpolitik
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-FRG/Soviet differences in point of view -Finality versus lack of settlement -CDUs position -Leonid I. Brezhnevs statement -Common concerns of Western world -Skepticism -Soviet intentions -Issue -Soviet intentions -Modus vivendi -Possible FRG concerns -Kissingers relations with [David] Kenneth Rush -Impact of problem -German people -CDU -Desire -Viable Berlin -Lessening of tensions -Dangers -Treaty with USSR -Berlin -US policy regarding Soviet/FRG treaty -US position regarding Berlin -Principles -Ambassador [Rush] -Brandt -Presidents conversation with Gromyko
Conv. No. 479-3 (cont.)
Germany -FRG public opinion regarding USSR -Evaluation -Anti-communism -Disappointments -Brandts Ostpolitik -Results -Possible consequences of failure on Berlin issue -Nationalism -FRG foreign policy issues -Nationalism -Presidents second annual report to Congress on US foreign policy -Progress on German question
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Connection to lessening of tension in Europe -Modus vivendi with GDR -Ostpolitik -German question -FRG government -Temporary arrangement -USSR -Permanent arrangement -FRG domestic politics -Dangers -Economic situation -Political situation -State elections, or Landtag -CDU -European policy field -Summary of general mood Marxism -Appeal -Moscow and East Berlin -Karl Marx -FRG and Catholic theologians -Renaissance -Latin America -Intellectuals -Workers Barzels visit -Candor -Presidents conversation with Kissinger Kissinger -Possible visit to US Foreign visitors -Visits from governments and opposition -Great Britain -Harold Wilson -France -Italy -Germans/British
Conv. No. 479-3 (cont.)
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Japan -Socialists -Prime Minister [Eisaku Sato] Berlin -Status Farewells -Presidents greeting to Barzels colleagues -Presidents foreign policy views -Kissinger Kissinger, Barzel, Mosbacher, and Pauls left at 12:20 pm Conv. No. 479-3 (cont.)
Conversation No. 479-4 Date: April 14, 1971 Time: 12:21 pm - 12:40 pm Location: Oval Office John D. Ehrlichman met with Arthur F. Burns Presidents location Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -Unknown story Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 12:22 pm
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The President entered at an unknown time after 12:22 pm Economic policy -Ehrlichman -Presidents forthcoming conversation with Burns -Paul W. McCracken -George P. Shultz -John B. Connally -Troika -Quadriad -Burns position -Future meetings Butterfield left at 12:26 pm Burns schedule -Appointment -Duration Germany -Presidents meeting with Dr. Rainer Barzel -Berlin negotiations -Kurt Georg Kiesinger -Opposition party -Willy Brandt -German treaty -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Possible Berlin agreement -Opposition party -Brandt -US position -Federal Republic of Germany [FRG]/Soviet agreement regarding Berlin -Possible consequences -Nationalism -Schizophrenia -Henry A. Kissingers view -Leftists -Franz Josef Strauss
Conv. No. 479-3 (cont.)
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-US policy Connally -Burns view -Burns forthcoming meeting with central bankers -Asset to the President -Manner -Warmth, affection -Confidence Cabinet -Loyalty -William P. Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -John A. Volpe -Presidents conversation with Burns -Treasury -David M. Kennedy -Economic team -Burns -Connally -Connallys speech to Southern California businessmen -San Clemente -Republican reaction -Unknown mans reaction -George W. Romney -Political ambitions -1968 election campaign -Connally Balance of payments -Presidents conversation with Connally -Dollar outflow from Germany -Stabilization -Connallys forthcoming report to President -[Balance of payments] -Paul A. Volcker -Consultation between Burns and Volcker -Contingency plan -Understanding between Connally and Burns -Connallys views
Conv. No. 479-4 (cont.)
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Burns possible statement to central bankers -No benign neglect of balance-of-payments problems -Administrations policy regarding inflation -Firmness -Budget increases -Use of veto -Discussions with labor Conv. No. 479-4 (cont.) -Congress -Needed legislation -Presidents interest in and awareness of problem -Recommendations -Burns conversation with Connally Monetary policy -Treasury Department activities -Interest rates -Connally -Higher rates to bankers -Flow of dollars to European central banks -Contingency funds -Tightened monetary policy -Outflow of dollars -Interest rates -Treasury activities -Balance of payments -Money supply -Growth -Rate of growth Economic indicators -Retail sales -Interest rates Interest rates -Administrations objectives -Short-term use -Bond yields, mortgages -Money supply -Rise Economy
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Steel situation -Wage and price freeze -Composition of board -Public members -Economics/politics -Cabinet Committee on Economic Policy -Authority -Price index Conv. No. 479-4 (cont.) -Wage and price review board -Risk -Cabinet Committee on Economic Policy -Presidents possible directive -Inflation -Authority -Connally -Maurice H. Stans -Labor -Commerce -Labor -Treasury -Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] -Transportation -Wage and price board -Cabinet Committee on Economic Policy -Lumber -Oil -Construction -McCracken -Steel -Presidents experience in 1959 -I[lorwith] W[ilbur] Abel -Unknown General Motors [GM] labor leader -Inflation -Danger of inaction -Appeal to American people -Possible administration response -Cabinet -Congress -Steel -Foreign competition -Unions
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Older workers -Wage and price review board -Composition -Cabinet committee Burns trip to Europe Ehrlichman and Burns left at 12:40 pm Conv. No. 479-4 (cont.)
Conversation No. 479-5 Date: April 14, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:40 pm and 1:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Ronald L. Zieglers schedule -Meeting with President Bull left at an unknown time before 1:05 pm
Conversation No. 479-6 Date: April 14, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:40 pm and 1:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Ronald L. Zieglers schedule -Briefing Bull left at an unknown time before 1:05 pm
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Conversation No. 479-7 Date: April 14, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:40 pm and 2:11 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Polls -Approval ratings -Disapproval ratings -No opinion -Possible influence -Undecided level -Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr. case -Undecided -Calley case -Vietnam -Approval/disapproval ratings -Shift -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Television report, April 7, 1971 -Awareness -Reaction figures -Withdrawal from Vietnam plan -April 13, 1971 poll -Previous poll -Figures -Change -Presidents speech, April 7, 1971 -State Departments releases -Use of word communists -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Withdrawal from Vietnam -George H. Gallup and Louis Harris poll -Calley -Gallup poll -Opinion Research Corporation [ORC] poll
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Calley -Stockade -Review -Gallup poll -Presidents speech, April 7, 1971 -Trends -Forthcoming -Gallup poll -Demonstrations -Calley -Economy and Vietnam -ORC -Calley -Conviction -Gallup poll -Timing -ORC -Gallup poll -Calley -Timing of release -Review -Gallup poll -Presidents speech, April 7, 1971 -POWs -Communist takeover issue -Democrats Haldemans conversation with Henry A. Kissinger -Kissingers dinner with Joseph W. Alsop
Conv. No. 479-7 (cont.)
[The President talked with Kissinger at an unknown time between 12:40 pm and 1:05 pm] [Conversation No. 479-7A] Kissingers schedule -Lunch -Meeting with President [End of telephone conversation] Calley case
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Kissinger -Presidents decision to review case -Poll Polls -Gallup poll -ORC poll Conv. No. 479-7 (cont.) Kissinger entered at 1:05 pm Kissingers schedule -Lunch with [Arnold] Eric Sevareid Kissingers press interviews -Newsweek and Time -Sevareid Presidents meeting with Dr. Rainer Barzel -Berlin Kissingers press interviews -Newsweek and Time -Hugh S. Sidey -Newsweek -Article on US policy on the Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -State Department -Vietnam -Newsweek -Article on PRC policy -Implications -State Department -Memoranda -Llewellyn E. (Tommy) Thompson, Jr. and Charles E. (Chip) Bohlen -Memoranda -Opposition to Administrations PRC policy -Marshall Green -Thompson -Presidents visit to Romania -Walter J. Stoessel, Jr. -Kissingers possible conversation with Sevareid -Stoessel
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Presidents 1967 Foreign Affairs article on PRC -Kissingers dinner with Alsop -Stewart J. O. Alsops remarks -Presidents foreign policy -Planning -Kissingers conversation with Herbert E. Kaplow -Ping-pong team visit PRC
Conv. No. 479-7 (cont.)
-Press -Invitation to three New York Times newsmen [[Frank] Tillman Durdin, James B. (Scotty) Reston, and Seymour Topping] -Significance -Durdin -Chou En-lais statement Kissingers conversation with Kaplow -Presidents toast at Nicolae Ceausescus dinner -Use of term PRC PRC -Presidents use of term PRC -Chou En-lais interview with unknown Japanese newsman -Presidents 1967 article in Foreign Affairs -Presidents policy regarding recognition/United Nations [UN] representation -Taiwan -Overseas Chinese -Taiwan -Robert D. Murphy -Schedule Presidents schedule -Meeting with Moroccan Prime Minister Moulay Ahmed Laraki -Meeting with Murphy -Meeting with Kissinger Taiwan -Murphys visit -Presidential emissary -State Department -William P. Rogers -Chiang Kai-shek
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Murphy PRC -Ping-pong team -Newsmen -Significance -Ronald L. Zieglers briefing Conv. No. 479-7 (cont.) -Relaxation of trade restrictions -Timing -December 1970 news conference -Second annual report to Congress on US foreign policy, February 25, 1971 -Ping-pong team -Presidents initiative -Presidents trip to Romania -India -Foreign Minister -Josip Broz Tito -Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan -Jean Sainteny ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [National Security] [Duration: 11s ]
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-Ceausescu -Romanians -UN representation -Presidents upcoming meeting with American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE], April 16, 1971
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Television -US position -Taiwan -US alliance -Two Chinas -Chou En-lais statement -North Vietnam -Taiwan -US/PRC relations -USSR -Possible US envoy -USSR -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Middle East -US press -Presidents PRC initiative -Domestic considerations Vietnam -Casualties -Figures -Cambodia -Upcoming Communist offensive -South Vietnam -Planning dates -Laos -Khe Sanh -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -Richard M. Helms
Conv. No. 479-7 (cont.)
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PRC -Timing of invitation to ping-pong team -Possible perception of the President -Demonstrations -USSR Conv. No. 479-7 (cont.)
Presidents meeting with Barzel -Danger of German nationalism -Popular support for Communism -Eastern Europe -East Germany [German Democratic Republic [GDR], Moscow, Budapest -Western Europe -Rolf Pauls statement -Intellectuals and workers -Christian Democratic Union [CDU]
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Kissinger left at 1:15 pm Polls -Trial heats
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-ORC poll -March 1971 -Edmund S. Muskie -George C. Wallace -Figures -Gallup poll -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -Hubert H. Humphrey -Gallup trial heats -Laos -Changes -Reaction -People reporting -Presidents Cambodia speech -May 1-2, 1969 poll -Favorable/unfavorable ratings -Presidents November 3, 1969 speech -November 23, 1969 poll -Cambodia speech -Awareness -March 1971 press conference -Vietnam -Press -Approval of Presidents Vietnam policy -Approval of President -Calley -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Kissingers dinner with J. W. Alsop
Conv. No. 479-7 (cont.)
Robert J. Dole -Meeting with President -Forthcoming Republican Governors Conference, April 19, 1971 -Schedule -John N. Mitchell -Meeting with President -Presidents schedule -Popular feeling on Vietnam -Withdrawal Vietnam -Staff
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Clark MacGregor -Presidents position -Doles views Presidents conversation with Arthur F. Burns -John B. Connallys observations about Cabinet -John D. Ehrlichman -Burns observations -Cabinet -Loyalty -Ehrlichmans comments -Staff and Cabinet -Connally Polls -Results -May 1971 poll -PRC Staff opinion on Cabinet -Public relations -Views -Connally -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Robert H. Finch -Herbert G. Klein -William L. Safire -Richard A. Moore -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Leonard Garment -Ehrlichman -George P. Shultz -Kissinger -Patrick J. Buchanan Presidents forthcoming meeting with ASNE, April 16, 1971 Presidents public appearances -Danger of intemperate statements -Charles A. Hallecks memorandum -Conversations
Conv. No. 479-7 (cont.)
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Warmth -Speeches -Press conferences -Humor -Connallys view -Impression -Peter Lisagor -Anecdote -Suggestions Ziegler entered at 1:39 pm Zieglers conversation with Lisagor Press leads on Vietnam -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Story Ping-pong team -Press interest PRC initiative -Zieglers press briefing -Development of Presidents policy -Presidents 1967 Foreign Affairs article -Presidents December 1970 press conference Presidents ping-pong game -Law school -Chou En-lai -National Table Tennis Association -Ping-pong table -Camp David Presidents bowling score -Achievement -Games -Score -Executive Office Building [EOB] -Spectators
Conv. No. 479-7 (cont.)
49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Robert H. (Bob) Taylor -Manolo Sanchez -Dogs -Score -Zieglers bowling score -Games -Strikes -Champions
Conv. No. 479-7 (cont.)
Press conference -Announcement of relaxation of trade and travel restrictions, April 14, 1971 -Ping-pong team -Presidents previous initiatives -Normalization of trade and travel -Presidents recent initiatives -Kissinger -Ping-pong team -Expectations -UN -Recognition issue -Envoy -Presidents initiatives Zieglers meeting with Tricia Nixon -Film of Luci B. (Johnson) Nugents wedding -Lyndon B. Johnson -Filming Film -Administrations use -Johnsons filming -Possibilities -Historical -Occasional use -Oliver F. (Ollie) Atkins -Johnson -Crew -Cabinet meeting, April 13, 1971 -Atkins -Atkins role -Johnson
50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Atkins Frank Leonards criticism of administration -Use of statements -Word orientation -Pictures -Press -Atkins -Presidents Caracas visit -Atkins alleged picture -Frank E. Cancellare -Hank [Surname unknown] Pictures -Rogers -Use -Cabinet meeting -Chet Holifield -Carl M. Yastrzemski -Washington Post -New York Daily News -Baltimore Sun Zieglers meeting with T. Nixon -Coverage by Look -Edward R. F. Cox -Ladies Home Journal -Life -Cover picture -President and T. Nixon -Cox and T. Nixon -June cover -Timing -President and T. Nixon -Editorial control -Writer -Pre-wedding picture -President and T. Nixon -Family photograph -Engagement -T. Nixon and Cox
Conv. No. 479-7 (cont.)
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Wedding portrait -Look -Photographs -Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixons view -Television interviews -Controls -Metromedia Conv. No. 479-7 (cont.) -Prime time -Other magazines -Readers Digest -Use of art -Brides magazine -Gowns -Wedding arrangements -Zieglers conversation with Constance M. (Cornell) (Connie) Stuart -Press -Wedding cake -Champagne -Tent -Filing facilities -Press -Tent -Foreign press -Briefing -Stuart -Helen Smith -Handling of press -Discretion -Weather -Time Presidents meeting with ASNE, April 16, 1971 -Network coverage -Single camera -Electronic camera -Lighting -Heat from lights -Air conditioning -Intensity -Spotlight on President -Cameras
52 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Electronic camera -Tape -Film T. Nixons wedding -Story -Mood of staff and press -T. Nixons concerns -Wesley [Surname unknown] -Intrusion of cameras -Private wedding -Pictures, not audio -Press -Cameras -Photographs -White House steps -T. Nixons views -Rose Garden -Stuart -Network coverage -Filming -Live coverage -Film -Tape -Show -Cutting of cake -Formal picture -Live coverage Democrat candidates -Presidents Vietnam policy -Vietnam critics May Day demonstrations -Disruption of traffic and public power -Muskie -Sideys views -Timing -Weather Ziegler left at 2:06 pm
Conv. No. 479-7 (cont.)
53 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Presidents upcoming meeting with Dole -Advice to President -Foreign policy -Feeling towards Vietnam -Poll results regarding Vietnam Polls -End-the-war poll -Timing -Calley -Presidents speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Calley -Results -Charles D. Bennett -March poll -Upcoming demonstrations -Calley -Communist takeover -POWs -Vietnam -Stories The President and Haldeman left at 2:11 pm Conv. No. 479-7 (cont.)