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Date: 
Apr 17, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 481-1 Date: April 17, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:54 am and 8:56 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator [See Conversation No. 1-121]
Conversation No. 481-2 Date: April 17, 1971 Time: 8:56 am - 8:57 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Dr. William M. Lukash [See Conversation No. 1-122]
Conversation No. 481-3 Date: April 17, 1971 Time: 8:56 am - 9:13 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Conv. No. 481-3 (cont.)
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H. R. (Bob) Haldeman entered at 8:58 am The President's meeting with the American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE], April 16, 1971 -Television -Questions to the President -Vietnam -Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr. -People's Republic of China [PRC] -Vietnam and Calley -Compared with the President's press conference Butterfield left at an unknown time before 9:10 am -Opening question -Suggested response -President's responses -Radio reception -John N. Mitchell's call to the President -Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo -J. Edgar Hoover -President's responses to questions -Hoover -Calley -Prisoner of War [POW] issue -Vietnam -Emmett Dedmon -Withdrawal -Residual forces
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Melvin R. Laird -Withdrawal -Timing -Election date -Communist takeover issue -Radio audience -Numbers -Television broadcast -Questions -Calley -Vietnam -PRC -Cuba -Hoover -Surveillance -Youth -Otis Chandler -Al Capp -Surveillance -Police state -John F. Kennedy administration -Robert F. (Bobby) Kennedy -Hoover -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Frank Cormier -"Making news" -Unknown quip -Economic indicators -Retail sales -Television -Rostrum -Use -Naked microphone -J. F. Kennedy -President's style -J. F. Kennedy's style -Use of notes -Naked microphone -Use -Questions -Number
Conv. No. 481-3 (cont.)
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Length -President's answers -[Dwight] David, II and Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Easter discussion -Possible visit to the PRC -Personalizing answers -PRC -Ping-pong -Henry A. Kissinger Haldeman's forthcoming meeting with Kissinger and John A. Scali -President's possible presence -Kissinger and Scali -Relationship -Frequency of meetings -PRC -Scali -Access to President -Ronald L. Ziegler -Briefing -Role Bull entered at 9:10 am The President's schedule -Meeting with George P. Shultz Peter G. Peterson's memorandum to the President -Approval Bull left at 9:12 am Vietnam -Withdrawal -Kissinger's views -Scali
Conv. No. 481-3 (cont.)
The President's schedule -Forthcoming welcome to First Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California, April 30, 1971 Vietnam
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Possible statement by President -Withdrawal -Ping-pong team Haldeman's forthcoming conversation with Kissinger and Scali President's schedule -Meetings -President, Haldeman, Kissinger and Scali Haldeman left at 9:13 am
Conv. No. 481-3 (cont.)
Conversation No. 481-4 Date: April 17 1971 Time: 9:15 am - 9:34 am Location: Oval Office The President met with George P. Shultz Dr. James R. Schlesinger -Departure [from Office of Management and Budget] -Department of Interior Kenneth W. Dam -Placement -Evaluation -William P. Rogers -Talent -Finish in law school class [University of Chicago] Elliot L. Richardson -Qualifications -Harvard Law School Welsh -University of Chicago -Abilities -Writings
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-The Pricing of North Sea Gas in Britain -Anti-trust -Common Market problem -Languages -Abilities -Placement -Peter G. Peterson -International economics -Schlesinger -Possible role -Abilities -Age Upcoming meeting -Shultz's schedule Peterson entered at 9:20 am -Agenda
Conv. No. 481-3 (cont.)
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CANADA
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-People's Republic of China [PRC] initiative -US relations with Taiwan Textile Negotiations -Forthcoming meeting prior to David M. Kennedys trip
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Objectives -Strategy -State Department -Shultz -Textile industry -Negotiations -Evaluation -US position Conv. No. 481-4 (cont.) -Trade -Strategy -Southeast Asia -Negotiating problems -Kennedy -Need for instructions -Effect on negotiations -Peterson's meeting with General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Negotiating strategy -Trade inducements -Instructions for Kennedy -Trade inducements -Kennedy's schedule -Trip to Asia -Philippines -Discussions of inducements -Attendees -John B. Connally -U. Alexis Johnson -Peter M. Flanigan -Maurice H. Stans -Haig -Melvin R. Laird -Haig -Defense Department -Stans -Kennedy -Message to State Department -Role -Trip to Asia -Schedule -Attitude toward assignment -Peterson's conversation with Johnson -Henry A. Kissinger
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Attendees -Kissinger -Haig -Kissinger -Defense Department -Laird -Location -Oval Office -Cabinet Room -Schedule -President's conversation with Kissinger US economic leadership in post-Vietnam War era -Peaceful competition theme -PRC -Competitiveness -Leadership -Consequences -Purposes -US position -American spirit -Competition -Supersonic Transport [SST] -Steel -Exports -Share of market -Compared with 1940-1950 -Japan -Possible consequences of failure -Isolationism -Protectionism -Leadership -Foreign policy -National defense -Economics State Department -Organization of foreign economic policy -Possible effect on negotiations -Possible White house involvement Conv. No. 481-4 (cont.)
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Responsibilities -Shultz -Need to build strength -Negotiations -Canada -Japan -Commercial attaches -Stans Conv. No. 481-4 (cont.) -Spirit -Rogers -Responsibilities -State Department effectiveness in economic field -Oil negotiations -Possible conversation with Peterson and Shultz The President, Peterson and Shultz left at 9:34 am
Conversation No. 481-9 Date: April 17, 1971 Time: 9:34 am - 3:30 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service agents] entered
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The unknown people left at an unknown time before 10:45 am
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Conversation No. 481-5 Date: April 17, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:45 am and 11:24 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull The President's schedule -Henry A. Kissinger [The President talked with the White House operator at 10:46 am] [Conversation No. 481-5A] [See Conversation No. 1-123] [End of telephone conversation] Bull left at an unknown time between 10:46 am and 10:49 am [The President talked with J. Edgar Hoover between 10:49 am and 10:52 am] [Conversation No. 481-5B] [See Conversation No. 1-123A] [End of telephone conversation] Kissinger entered at 10:52 am [Kissinger talked with Hoover at 10:52 am] [Conversation No. 481-5C] [See Conversation No. 1-123B] [End of telephone conversation]
Conv. No. 481-4 (cont.)
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Hoover's resignation -President's statement to American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE], April 16, 1971 -General Lewis B. Hershey -Presidents statement to ASNE -William C. Sullivan Conv. No. 481-5 (cont.) -Qualifications Meeting with Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -Clark MacGregor [The White House operator talked with the President at an unknown time between 10:52 am and 11:02 am] [Conversation No. 481-5D] [See Conversation No. 1-124] [End of telephone conversation] Meeting with Mansfield -Foreign policy Kissinger's dinner with Katharine L. Graham -Sir [Arthur] George Weidenfeld -President's meeting with ASNE -Radio -Radio -Weidenfeld -Adlai E. Stevenson, III -Vietnam withdrawal -Elections -Indian Ambassador -Weidenfeld -Comment about the President -Sir Harold G, Nicolson -Son -David Ginsberg -Judgement of Presidents interview by ASNE -Hoover
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr. case -George C. Wallace -Graham's remarks President's meeting with ASNE -President's 1968 appearance -President's remarks -People's Republic of China [PRC] -Vietnam -Calley -Strain on the President -Vietnam -Withdrawal -Residual force -Korea -Prisoners of War [POWs] -US position
Conv. No. 481-5 (cont.)
Vietnam -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Negotiations -Withdrawal date -President's forthcoming meeting with General Nguyen Van Thieu -Withdrawal date -Announcement -Negotiations -Joint announcement Bull entered at an unknown time between 10:45 am and 11:02 am Presidents schedule -Mansfield Bull left at an unknown time between 10:45 am and 11:02 am -US position -POWs -Cease fire Mansfield entered at 11:02 am
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Greetings Letter -Lecture series -Speech -Kissinger President's PRC Policy -Mansfield's schedule -President's possible trip to PRC -Possible trip by Mansfield -Private offer of presidential trip -Development of relations -Chou En-lai -George Kung-chao Yeh -US objectives -Possible trip by Mansfield -Private effort -Romanians -Mansfield telegram to Chou En-Lai -Mansfield's letter to the President -Congress -Possible trip by Michael Gravel -Romanian Ambassador Conv. No. 481-5 (cont.)
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS
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-Publicity
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-Mansfield's possible cable -Possible consequences -Mansfield's letter to the President -Fall back position -Requests for visits by senators to PRC -State Department -Ping-pong team -Possible trip by Mansfield -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Mansfield's possible visit to PRC -US relations -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Middle East -Mansfield's statement in Senate -President's policies -Mansfield's position -President's meeting with ASNE -Response to questions -United Nations [UN] -Trade and travel restrictions -Timetable -Trade -US strategy -Normalization of relations -UN representation issue -Taiwan -Great Britain -British representation in Peking -Romania -Nicolae Ceausescu -Mansfield's possible cable -Importance of making new request -Ceausescu -Role -Chou En-lai -Meeting with President -Vietnam -North Korea -Value of channel -Josip Broz Tito -Ceausescu -Mansfield's Possible Cable
Conv. No. 481-5 (cont.)
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-President's meeting with ASNE -Calls to Chou En-lai -Reaction in Senate -Lifting of trade and travel restrictions -Mansfield's statement -Travel Restrictions -Travel by Americans and Chinese -Defense Department -Justice Department -Espionage -Soviets -Chinese World War II -Nisei -Relocation camps -California -Missoula, Montana -Earl Warren -Pearl Harbor -Blame World War I -Blame -Germans -Austrians -French -British -Russians -Kaiser Wilhelm II Mansfield's possible trip to PRC -President's possible visit to PRC -Presidency -President's senate experience -Other congressmen -Advantages -Possible report by Mansfield -Amateurs -Romanians -US relations with PRC -Mansfield's role
Conv. No. 481-5 (cont.)
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Ceausescu -Ping-pong table Kissinger and Mansfield left at 11:24 am
Conv. No. 481-5 (cont.) Conversation No. 481-6 Date: April 17, 1971 Time: 11:24 am - 11:49 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull President's schedule -Meeting with Ronald L. Ziegler [The President talked with the White House operator at 11:24 am] [Conversation No. 481-6A] [See Conversation No. 1-125] [End of telephone conversation] H. R. Haldeman entered at 11:25 pm Bull left at an unknown time before 11:30 am Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield's trip to People's Republic of China [PRC] -Congressional interest -Chou En-lai The President's PRC initiative [The President talked with Dr. William M. Lukash at 11:25 am] [Conversation No. 481-6B]
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[See Conversation No. 1-126] [End of telephone conversation]
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Henry A. Kissinger -Unknown man [Ziegler?] The President's schedule -Leslie Towne (Bob) Hope -Fund-raising dinner -Mamie G. D. Eisenhower -Phone call to Hope -President's possible attendance The President's meeting with American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE], April 16, 1971 -J. Edgar Hoover's call to the President -Response to questions -Radio -Kissinger -Dinner at Katharine L. Graham's Ziegler entered at 11:30 am -Report -Cocktail party -Attendees -William V. Shannon
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Ziegler's possible call to Shannon -Sylvan H. Meyer -Cuba and Chile -Emmett Dedmon -Question on PRC -Hoover -Robert F. Kennedy -Army -W. Ramsey Clark -Responses -Reaction -Audience response -Applause -Unknown woman -Radio -Statler Hotel -Quality of room -Television -Shoreham Hotel -Size -Number of questions -Editorial conference -Media coverage -Meyer's comment -Radio coverage -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Hoover -PRC -President's daughters -Forum -Television -Coverage -News conference -ASNE -Hoover -Tenure -Vietnam -Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr. -Hoover -President's response -Compassion -Fairness
Conv. No. 481-6 (cont.)
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Cartoon in the President's office -Harry S. Truman administration -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Dedmon -Agnew President's schedule Conv. No. 481-6 (cont.) ************************************************************************* ***** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 [Personal-Returnable] [Duration: 5s ]
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Ziegler left at 11:39 am -John L. McClellan -Schedule -Attorney General [John Mitchell] -John A. Volpe -John D. Ehrlichman -George W. Romney -Jennie (Benedetto) Volpe [?] -Unknown visit by Italian women -Camp David -Farm editors -News conference -Timing -Farm editors -Clifford M. Hardin -Briefing -Conference -Attendance -Number -Possible White House tour
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Blue Room -White House tour -Wives -Jaycees leadership -Attendance -White House tour -Rose Garden -State Dining Room -Press coverage -Briefings Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:30 am
Conv. No. 481-6 (cont.)
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21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Certificate of appreciation -Memento -Paperweight The President's schedule -Building Trades Council executive committee -Opposition to the President -Willie J. Usery Conv. No. 481-6 (cont.) -Views -John D. Ehrlichman, Charles W. Colson, Peter M. Flanigan, and George P. Shultz -Views -James D. Hodgson -Views -President's leadership -Boat -Julie Nixon Eisenhower The President and Haldeman left at 11:49 am
Conversation No. 481-8 Date: April 17, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:49 am and 1:00 pm Location: Oval Office Stephen B. Bull met with Manolo Sanchez and an unknown man Forthcoming call to Charles Rochester Furnishings -General Services Administration [GSA] Bull, Sanchez, and the unknown man left at an unknown time before 1:00 pm
Conversation No. 481-7
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: April 17, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield Stock market Promotion for unknown man -President's order to Armed Services [The White House operator talked with the President at an unknown time between 1:00 pm and 1:05 pm] [Conversation No. 481-7A] The President's call to Julie Nixon Eisenhower [End of telephone conversation] Promotion for unknown man -Armed services -Unknown man's views -Admiral Thomas H. Moorer -Assignment -Re-phrasing of order -Rose Mary Woods Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR] speech -Photos -Timing H. R. (Bob) Haldeman entered at 1:05 pm McCalls story on Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixon Butterfield left at 1:05 pm
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-Writing -Photos -Fred Maroon -Cover -President and Mrs. Nixon -Double-spread photo -President and Mrs. Nixon -San Clemente -Dana Point -Photos -Mrs. Nixon and Tricia Nixon -Mrs. Nixon and Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Lucy A. Winchester and Jack H. Ficklen -Letter to publisher The President's schedule -Weather -Boat -Lyndon B. Johnson -Prep for ASNE meeting -Effort -Frequency -Television -Golf -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Cabinet -Meetings with Cabinet officers -John A. Volpe -George W. Romney -Benefits -James D. Hodgson -Clifford M. Hardin
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Elliot L. Richardson -Melvin R. Laird -Romney and Volpe -Rogers C.B. Morton -Volpe, Romney, and Morton -Schedule -Length of meetings -Volpe -Romney -Volpe -Morton -John D. Ehrlichman -Hardin -4-H Club -Agriculture editors -4-H Club -White House Appearance of Presidents -Public scrutiny -Tiredness -Age -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson -Franklin D. Roosevelt -John F. Kennedy -Looks -Eisenhower -Age -Johnson -President's weight -President's schedule -Need for rest The President's schedule -Golf -California -Benefits -Camp David -Boat -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Location -Williamsburg
Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-International Committee of the Red Cross -Marcel Naville -Prisoner of war [POW] wives -William P. Rogers -Rogers meeting -International Red Cross -POW wives Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.) The President's meeting with ASNE, April 16, 1971 -Vietnam -US presence -Possible use of US military forces -POWs -Bombing North Vietnam The Presidents schedule -Henry A. Kissinger The Presidents meeting with ASNE -Vietnam -Possible consequences of North Vietnamese victory -Civilians/refugees -Casualties -Victory -North Vietnamese attacks on South Vietnamese -Presidents visit to Hanoi [in 1953] -Refugee camps -Paul N. (Pete) McCloskey, Jr. -Television appearance Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:05 pm Kissingers schedule -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Bull left at an unknown time before 2:15 pm McCloskey -Television appearance, April 18, 1971 -"Face the Nation" -Trip to Laos
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-G. McMurtrie Godley -Press -Incident -Behavior -Ehrlichman -Trip to Laos -Godley -Press Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.) -Jerome R. Waldie -Lodging -Embassy -Hotel -Dinner -Waldie's comments -President's position -Gerald R. Ford -Ford's forthcoming call to Godley -President's position -Press -Analogy to Eugene J. McCarthy -Johnson -Attempt to bring down the President -Press -McCloskeys political affiliation -Conservatives -Liberals -McCloskeys political affiliation -Significance -Press [A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was prepared under court order from December 1978 through March 1979 for Special Access 8, Ronald V. Dellums, et al. v. James M. Powell, et al., No. 71-2271. The National Archives and Records Administration produced this transcript. The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.] [End of transcript] McCloskey -Administration counterattacks -Ronald L. Ziegler -Ronald W. Reagan -Liberal republicans
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Reagan
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Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)
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The President's defense of J. Edgar Hoover and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Cabinet officers McCloskey -Attacks against President -Trip to Laos -Purpose -Visit to refugee camps -US bombings -Administration's position -North Vietnamese attacks -US bombings -Need for counterattacks -Charles Colson -Congress -Ford -William B. Saxbe Saxbe -Clark MacGregor -Kenneth E. BeLieu -MacGregor President's schedule -Meetings with Senate loyalists -MacGregor
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
MacGregor -Meeting with high school students Media treatment of President -Fairness -Coverage -Sarah McClendon -Texas -Unknown woman correspondent
Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)
Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield's trip to People's Republic of China [PRC] -ASNE -Democrats -President's PRC initiative -Democrats -Administration's position -Bipartisanism -Hugh Scott -Bobby [Surname unknown] -Importance -PRC possible reaction -Administration's activities -Chou En-lai -Mansfields telegram -Romanians -Scott -Interest in PRC -Possible visit to PRC by the President Kissinger's activities -Meetings with editors, etc. -John A. Scali -Relationship with Kissinger Kissinger and Scali -Roles defined -Haldeman's conversation with Scali -Presentation of President's position -Contrasts -Kissingers interest in process
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Scali -Interest in foreign policy -Substance and strategy -Views McCloskey -Laotian refugee casualties -Preparation for President's press conferences -Bombing of civilians -Kissinger -Administration's position
Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)
Kissinger -Possible meeting with President and Haldeman regarding issues -Problem -Scali -Qualifications -Interests -Presentation of President's position -Ideas -Process Ping-pong team visit to [PRC] -Publicity -Return -Scali's views -Lawyers -Foreign policy planners Foreign policy -President's visit to Bucharest -Nixon doctrine -Briefing in Guam -Press corps -Kissinger's activities -Effect on people -Presidents image as policy maker -Administrations efforts -Kissinger The President's forthcoming speech to Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR], April
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
19, 1971 -Raymond K. Price, Jr.'s draft -Length -Interest -Content The President's forthcoming speech to US Chamber of Commerce, April 26, 1971 -Schedule Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.) Staff -William P. Rogers -Kissinger -Kissinger -Value -Scali -Daniel P. (Patrick) Moynihan -Kissinger -Strengths -Weakness -Selling the President -Scali Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 1:05 p.m The President's speech to DAR -Length Butterfield left at an unknown time before 2:15 pm Preparation of speeches -Guidance -Staff's role -President's speech, April 7, 1971 -Drafts -William L. Safire -Patrick J. Buchanan -President's time -Text PRC -Visit by Scott and Mansfield
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Scott -Knowledge of country -Kissingers previous conversation with Mansfield -Haldeman's possible call to Scott -Mansfield -Mike Gravel -White House role -Privacy -Chou En-lai -Possible wire from Scott -Kissinger -Romania -Democrats McCloskey -President's forthcoming conversation with MacGregor -President's loyalists in Congress -MacGregor -President's involvement -Scott -Vietnam -Press -Possible administration counterattacks -Attacks by Californians
Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)
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32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Supporters -Administrative Assistant -Unknown people -Norton Simon -Contribution -Efforts to impeach President -Administration's efforts Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.) Charles E. Goodell and Donald W. Riegle, Jr [Thomas] Hale Boggs and Carl B. Albert Mansfield Scott Congress -Leadership President's schedule Kissinger and Scali -Problem -Scali -Assignment -Relationship -Kissinger -Activities -Katharine L. Graham -Unknown journalist -Importance of meeting -Press -Kissinger's concern with own place in history -Exclusive knowledge -Role -Awareness -Scali -Selling the President -Role -Haig -Value -Instructions to Haldeman
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Relationship -Pattern The President's speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -PRC -Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr. -Developments Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.) Richard A. Moore -Campaign -California earthquake -Calley -Schedule Haldeman's schedule The President's style -Credibility -Speeches -Use of teleprompter -Staff's views -Letter from unknown people in Florida -John B. Connally -Views -Contrasted with the President -Public relations -Difficulty of presidency -Vietnam -MacGregor -Congress -Withdrawal rate -Presidents concern -Connally's view -Calley case Calley case -Review by the President -Ziegler President's statements -Calley -Hoover
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Agnew Press conferences -Advantages for President President's style -Connally -Unknown Florida man's view Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:05 pm Arrival of Ehrlichman party -Bertha Denny Bull left at an unknown time before 2:15 pm The President's style -Staff -Press conferences -Connally -Possible changes Ehrlichman, Jeanne Ehrlichman, and Mrs. Denny entered at 2:15 pm; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting Introductions Unknown reception The President's meeting with American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE], April 16, 1971 -Radio -President's remarks Photo session The President's meeting with ASNE Ehrlichman's schedule -Denny Description of office -Flags
Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President's meeting with ASNE -President's remarks Agnew The President's meeting with ASNE -Radio -Television -Radio -Seattle Presentation of gifts -Pin Tricia Nixon -Television show on White House Rose Garden -Blossoms -Tulip garden General conversation -Haldeman -Editors -Movies -Hoover -Unknown woman -Unknown girl -Photograph of the President and Mrs. Nixon -Unknown film -Anti-trust violation Farewells Rose Garden -Tulips Ehrlichman, Mrs. Ehrlichman, and Mrs. Denny left at 2:23 pm
Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Denny -Aunts -Middle America -Press Middle America -Administration's constituency -Sammy Davis, Jr. Support for President among youth -Meeting with ASNE -Issues -Numbers -Democrats -Undecided -Peace -Draft -People-to-people -Idealism The President's PRC initiative -Liberals -Reaction The President's meeting with ASNE -Revenue sharing -Questions not asked -Revenue sharing -Government reorganization -Environment -Withholding funds -Questions -Economy -Youth -Domestic issues -Federal Bureau of Investigations [FBI] -National security -FBI -Economy -Youth -Otis Chandler's remark -President's treatment of editors and questions
Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Editors compared with reporters -Radio coverage -Dr. William Chase -Television -President's supporters 1952 campaign -Ratings -Radio -Speeches made by candidates -Audience
Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)
Radio audience -Numbers -Rating -Compared with Howard K. Smith television interview, March 22, 1971 -Audience -Mrs. Denny The President's meeting with ASNE -Radio coverage Radio talks by the President -President's leadership -"Fireside talks" -Length of talk -Number of words -Limit -Subject -Advantages -Details -Need for planning -Format Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:23 pm Kissinger's schedule -Meeting with the President Weather
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The President's schedule -Meeting with Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 2:36 pm [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 2:23 pm and 2:36 pm] Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.) [Conversation No. 481-7B] [See Conversation No. 1-127] [End of telephone conversation] The President's schedule -Weather -Washington -Camp David -Sequoia -Spring -Trips to Florida and California -California -Activity -Press conference -Televised press conference -Advantages White House Conference on Aging -John B. Martin -Executive director -Richardson -Chairman -Arthur S. Flemming Kissinger entered at 2:36 pm Mansfield's trip to PRC -Kissinger and Haldeman -Democrats
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[The White House operator talked with the President at an unknown time between 2:36 pm and 2:51 pm] [Conversation No. 481-7C] [See Conversation No. 1-128] [End of telephone conversation] Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.) Mansfield's trip to PRC -Interest -Opposition to Vietnam -Scott and Marian Scott -Interest in art -Visits to Taiwan -Hong Kong -Democrats -Scott's possible Itinerary -Chou En-lai -Kissinger's role -Ceausescu channel -Romania -Ambassador Corneliu Bogdan -Message to PRC PRC -Invitations to Congressmen -US relations -Possible invitations to Mansfield and Scott -Scott -Knowledge of Chinese art -Bogdan -Invitations to candidates -Possible consequences -Edmund S. Muskie, Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy, and Hubert H. Humphrey -Israel -Union of Soviet Socialist Republic [USSR] -Presidents previous visit -Visits -President's initiatives -John F. Osborne -Article
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-Readership -Views -President's note to Kissinger, February 1, 1969 -Quoted -Context -Speech -Pace of President's initiatives -Admission to United Nations [UN] -US position -USSR -US relations -Ziegler statement -New York Times -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin and Yuli M. Vorontsov -Assessment of the President -President's meeting with ASNE Communist assessment of the President
Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)
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-PRC and USSR The President's speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Kissinger's conversation with Osborne The President's meeting with ASNE -Kissinger's conversation with Chandler
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-California beach -Los Angeles -Format -Questions -Chandler PRC -Possible visit by Scott -Bogdan -Visits by Congressmen -Mansfield -Democrat candidates -Mansfield and Scott -Possible invitation by PRC -David M. Kennedy -USSR -Special envoy -Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan -Robert D. Murphy -Timing -Ping-pong team -Return to US. -Schedule -San Francisco -Parade down Market Street -Maoist Member -Romanian Davis Cup team -Reception by the President -Ping-pong team -Reception in US -Possible report -Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan -Ping-pong team -Newsmen -Possible reception by the President -Photo -State Department -Debriefing -Rogers -Visit to White House -Ceremonial nature -Photos Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)
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-Maoist member -Possible statement on Vietnam, civil rights -Osborne -US relations with Communists -Presidents report to Congress on Foreign Affairs -President's note to Kissinger, February 1, 1969 -Mansfield -Vietnam -North Korea -Negotiations -Vietnam -Withdrawal date -Deadline -Congressmen
Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)
The President talked with Julie Nixon Eisenhower between 2:51 pm and 2:53 pm [Conversation No. 481-7D] [See Conversation No. 1-129] [End of telephone conversation]
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Mansfield -Relations with the President -Meetings with the President PRC
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-Democrats -UN representation -Development of relations -Tactical nature -Pattern -Exchanges -Trade -Other Issues The President's meeting with ASNE -State Department -US relations with Cuba and Chile -USSR -Military aid USSR -Military Capability -President's forthcoming press conference -Possible US initiatives -Strategic Limitation Talks [SALT] -Missiles -Number -Possible deployment -Antiballistic Missiles [ABMs] -Negotiations -Capital cities -ABMs -Radar -Timing -Deployment -Possible freeze on offensive missiles -Negotiations -Danger -Melvin R. Laird -David Packard -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -President's possible television statement
Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)
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Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)
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USSR -Missiles -Negotiations -USSR position -Dobrynin -Safeguard -Gerard C. Smith -US defense -Washington -USSR defense -Missiles -Military buildup -US position -Dobrynin -Smith -Safeguard -US Defense -Taxes -Missiles -James L. Buckley -ABMs -Negotiations -Possible agreement -US position -Safeguard -Weapons -Agreement -American people
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
1972 elections -Buckley -Peace issue -Democrats -Buckley -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] agreement -Presidents position -Push for defense buildup Defense -Defense budget -Congress -Democrat cuts -Administration's policy -Opposition to cuts -National security -Forthcoming press conference -1972 elections -Political problem -Republican support -National defense -SALT -Affordability -Political significance -Democratic leaders -Cyrus R. Vance -Clark M. Clifford -New Democrats American establishment -PRC -USSR Democrats -Ping-pong team -Humphrey -Senate -President's foreign policy -Credit -President's speech on Southeast Asia, October 7, 1970 -Regret
Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)
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-Political repercussion -PRC -Laos -PRC -Timing [A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was prepared under court order from December 1978 through March 1979 for Special Access 8, Ronald V. Dellums, et al.481-7 (cont.) Conv. No. v. James M. Powell, et al., No. 71-2271. The National Archives and Records Administration produced this transcript. The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.] [End of transcript] Laos -McCloskey -Task force -Civilian bombing -Communists -Location of bombing -Population -Refugees -ASNE interview -Question -Ford -McCloskey -Refugees -Location -North Vietnamese military actions -Meo [tribesman] -McCloskey -Refugee camps -Refugees -Interviews -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Harold Willens -Businessmens Mobilization for Peace -Los Angeles Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy hearings -Possible statement by the President -Rogers
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-Possible testimony -Statistics -Laotian bombing -Casualties -Possible consequences of US withdrawal form Vietnam -Casualties PRC -Vietnam Laos -South Vietnamese Military Activity -Objectives -Ashau Valley -Hué -Casualties Fire Base 6 -North Vietnamese Casualties -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] Laos -General Creighton W. Abrams -Statement on possible invasion Kissinger's Conversation with Osborne -PRC and Southeast Asia Vietnam -North Vietnam statement -PRC -Interpretation -Railway Agreement -PRC Edward Kennedy hearings -Laos -Administration's possible spokesman -Rogers [A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was prepared under court order from December 1978 through March 1979 for Special Access 8, Ronald V. Dellums, et al. v. James M. Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)
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Powell, et al., No. 71-2271. The National Archives and Records Administration produced this transcript. The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.] [End of transcript] The President's PRC initiative -Kennedy, Humphrey, Muskie -Statements -Democrats -President's meeting with ASNE -US position Vietnam -Cease fire Agreement of 1970 -Collapse USSR -SALT negotiations -Timing of announcement -PRC -Timing of announcement -Demonstrations -Timing of announcement Demonstrations -Schedule Press conference -Timing -Television -Vietnam troop withdrawals USSR -SALT negotiations -Announcement -Press conference -Television -Timing -Agreement -Dobrynin -Schedule
Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)
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Presidents schedule -April 18, 1971 Foreign policy -Timing -Summit -General Nguyen Van Thieu -North Vietnam -Negotiations -Summit -USSR -PRC -Warsaw -Dobrynin -USSR
Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)
[A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was prepared under court order from December 1978 through March 1979 for Special Access 8, Ronald V. Dellums, et al. v. James M. Powell, et al., No. 71-2271. The National Archives and Records Administration produced this transcript. The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.] [End of transcript] The President's PRC initiative -Liberals -Reaction -Humphrey, Muskie -Press -PRC -Laos Vietnam -Negotiations -Possible settlement -Announcement -Thieu -Terminal date -Cease fire agreement -POWs -Terminal date -Possible agreement
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-Summit -Announcement -US combat role -Meeting -Length The President's schedule -SALT Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.) -California -Press conference -Forthcoming welcome to First Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, April 30, 1971 USSR -Dobrynin's Schedule -US position -State Department -Berlin Germany ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 20 [National Security] [Duration: 23s ]
FOREIGN AFFAIRS
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-US domestic situation -Effect on USSR -US position -Press -US policy -Telegram -President's meeting with ASNE -Ziegler -President's public stance Schedule -Williamsburg Speech Boat -Julie Nixon Eisenhower The President, Haldeman, and Kissinger left at 3:30 pm
Conv. No. 481-7 (cont.)