484

Date: 
Apr 21, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 484-1 Date: April 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:52 am and 8:57 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull at an unknown time after 8:52 am The President's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 8:57 am
Conversation No. 484-2 Date: April 21, 1971 Time: 8:57 pm - 11:16 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Harry S. Dent Supreme Court decision on school desegregation -Dents attitude -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Presidents attitude -Ronald L. Ziegler -Press conference, April 20, 1971 -Bryce N. Harlow -Racial balance -Limitation -The North -Harlow -Location -Meeting with the President Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:57 am
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Harlow -Schedule -Meeting with the President -Location Bull left at an unknown time before 9:17 am Supreme Court decision Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
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Polls -President's ratings -South Supreme Court decision -Impact -Warren E. Burger and Harry A. Blackmun -Effects on administration -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -President's forthcoming meeting with John N. Mitchell and Elliot L. Richardson -Opinion -Mitchell's view -Flexibility -President's position -Emergency school aid bill -Senate -Abraham A. Ribicoff's amendment -Jacob K. Javits -Edmund S. Muskie, Hubert H. Humphrey, and Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Javits -New York -Integration -President's possible position -The South
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Supreme Court decision -School issue -Race -Impact on administration -Burger -Criminal law -Race -Burger -Earl Warren
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4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Dent's speaking tour -Conversation with Charles W. Colson -Washington Post -President's public standing -Media -Administration spokesmen -Sub-cabinet people -Selling the president -Activities in West Virginia -Television -Speeches -Groups -Size -Impact -Revenue sharing -Vietnam Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:57 am The President's schedule -Harlow Bull left at an unknown time before 9:17 am Dent's speaking tour -President's speeches -Opposition to the President -Eastern establishment Harlow entered at 9:17 am Dent's schedule -Democrat Congress -Popular perceptions -Need for administration action -Activities in West Virginia -Press -Television -Schedule -Miami -New Orleans -Need for publicity
Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Popular support for the President -Preoccupations -Normal instincts -Confusion -President's program -Image of the President -Patriotism -Need for missionaries in field -Total picture -Media -Average American -Press -Filter
Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Standing in country -Questions to Dent -Republican Governors' Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia, April 19, 1971 -Resolution -Revenue sharing -Welfare reform Governors' Conferences -Frequency -Western -Republicans -National -Frequency Agnew -Standing in Dent's area -Popular perception Supreme Court decision on school desegregation -Administration's possible response -President's upcoming meeting with Mitchell and Elliot L. Richardson -Administration's position -Courts -HEW -Burger
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Ziegler's press statement, April 20, 1971 -Impact -President's response -Impact -President's position -Busing for racial balance -Law of the land Conv. No. 484-2 -Presidents statement about desegregation of elementary and secondary (cont.) schools, March 24, 1970 -Opinion -Mitchell -Narrowness -Burger -President's meeting with Mitchell and Burger -Busing -Opinion -Mitchell -Racial balance -Freedom of choice issue -Reversal of Presidents stated position -Effect on South -Enforcement -Burger -Warren -Distribution to Southern editors -Northern press -Possible Justice Department interpretation -Robert C. Mardian -President's position -Press inquiries to the President -Publicizing Presidents position -Southern opinion -Presidents March 24, 1970 statement -Administration's strategy -Washington Post story -President's position -Upcoming Senate vote -Ribicoff amendment -Javits -Democrat candidates -Muskie, Kennedy, and Humphrey
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Ribicoff amendment -Ribicoff's position -Administration's position -Impact on South -Ribicoff amendment -Enforcement of principle -Sectional differences -Upcoming Senate vote -Figures on integration -Washington Post writers -Black schools in South -Percentages of integration -South and North comparison -Polarization of black schools in the North -President's position -Sectionalism -Busing -Practical consequences -Ribicoff amendment -Possible political consequences of opposing -George C. Wallace -Burger -President's 1969 letter to John C. Stennis -Effect on Democrat candidates -Javits -Upcoming Senate vote -Northern liberals -Southerners -Stennis amendment -Ribicoff amendment -Effect on the President's position -Regional decision -Ribicoff amendment -Racial balance -De facto segregation -De jure segregation -Impact on Southerners -Richardson -Possible administration position -Impact on education Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:17 am
Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-H.R. Haldeman
Bull left at an unknown time before 9:53 am -Effect on the President -Richardson's possible opinion -Ribicoff amendment -De facto segregation -Administration's possible response -Difficulties -Effect on blacks -Black colleges and teachers -Dent's meeting with the President's black appointees -Robert J. Brown, Jr. -Richardson -College desegregation -Black institutions of higher learning -Arthur A. Fletcher -Samuel C. Jackson -Tax credits -President's position -Segregation in educational institutions -Federal funds -Colleges -Bob Jones University -Open door policy -Affirmative action -Racial balance in colleges -Open door policy -Black institutions -Fraternity -Hypocrisy -Racial issue -Ribicoff's opinion -Administration's policy towards the South -Southern strategy -Leonard Garment's view regarding education bill -Administration's position -Ribicoff amendment
Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Javits -Hugh Scott
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Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
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Scott -Position on integration -Howard H. Baker, Jr. -Roman L. Hruska -Baker
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Agriculture Department -Farm situation -Clifford M. Hardin -Possible reassignment -Clarence D. Palmby -Harlow -Palmby
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-President's meeting with agriculture editors, April 20, 1971 -Presidents comments -Great American Desert -Heartland of America -Dent's conversations with farm leaders -Public relations at Department of Agriculture -Palmby Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.) -Exports -J. Philip Campbell -Congress -Hardin's proposed projects -Budget Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:17 am The President's schedule -Meeting with Mitchell, John D. Ehrlichman, Richardson, and Edward L. Morgan -Dent and Harlow -Schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 9:53 am Agriculture Department -Hardin -Tenure Dent left and Mitchell, Ehrlichman, and Richardson entered at 9:53 am Greetings Richardson's trip Supreme Court decision -Southern school problem -George P. Shultz ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 37s ]
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6 ****************************************************************************** Supreme Court decision -Impact on administration -Richardson's staff -Need for review -Education plans -Courts -Rural districts -Cities -South Morgan entered at 9:56 am -Racial balance -Busing -Court's intention -Charlotte concept -Racial balance -Desegregation process -MecKlenburg case -James B. McMillan -Ratios -Busing concept -Numbers of students -Racial balance decision -President's position -Administration's position -Divisions within administration -Presidents own record -Hypocrisy -Stennis-Ribicoff amendment -Double standards -School bill -President's press conferences -Discrimination in schools -North and South compared
Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-One rule nationwide -HEW and Justice Department -Pasadena, Westchester -Busing -Legal position Shultz entered at 10:00 am Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.) -Legal Aspects -Civil Rights Act of 1964 -Title VI -Fourteenth Amendment -Segregated education in North -Derivation from official action -Fourteenth Amendment -Words and action -Possible statement -Principle -Percentages of integration -North and South -Senate -Stennis -Equal treatment of North & South -Hypocrisy -Segregated schools -Busing -Advocacy within administration -Compliance -Court's requirements -The South -Integration level compared to North -Presidents instructions -Discipline within Justice Department and HEW -White House involvement -Enforcement of Court's opinion within administration -Possible future decisions of courts -The South -Double standard -Northern segregated cases -Ribicoff-Stennis debate -Possible future actions of district courts
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Possible adverse effects in the South -Administration's position -Court responsibilities -Justice Department and HEW -Initiatives -Comply with law -Proactive measures -Voluntary integration plans -HEW negotiations -Terms -President's memo, March 24, 1969 -Court order -Jurisdiction -Possible suits -Administrations possible policy -Charlotte-MecKlenburg case -Judge McMillan -Mobile, Alabama case -Administration contacts with school districts -Justice Department and HEW cooperative efforts -Mitchell -State advisory committees -Reexamination of cases -Administration-school districts dialogue -Number of districts involved -Voluntary negotiated plans -Number -School districts -Mitchell's opinion -The South -Cities -Rural districts -Blacks -Black schools -Impact of Court's decision -Advisory committees -Civil Rights Act, Title IV -Education office -Court-ordered integration plans -HEW -Assistance
Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Impact on federal government -Zoning and busing -Court determination -HEW recommendations -Taking initiative -Enforcement within HEW and Justice Department -Civil Service -Negotiated plans Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.) -HEW -National Association for the Advancement of Colored People [NAACP] -Possible HEW and Justice Department initiatives -Court-ordered negotiated plans -HEW position -Suits -Administration -Citizens groups -Effect on blacks -Press -Landmark decision -President's position -Administration compliance -HEW and Justice Department -Initiatives -Voluntary agreements -Voluntary negotiated plans -Duration -Court provisions -Eradication of segregation -Districts -Segregation -Official action -Previously negotiated plans -Need for administrative study -Case by case basis -Possible administration initiatives -The South -Negotiated plans -Compliance -Possible administration initiatives -Administration actions, summer 1970 -The South -Administration policy
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Wallace -Southern Senators -Politics -President's responsibility -Advisory committees -The South -Possible effect on South -Shultz's and Richardson's meetings with district leaders Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.) -Administration's position -Proactive measures -The South -Richardson's and Mitchell's possible conversations with administrations citizens committees -Press conferences -HEW and Justice Department officials -Attorney General, HEW Secretary -Administration compliance -Busing -Avoidance of jealousness -Javits -Westchester, Nassau, Brooklyn Heights -Ribicoff-Stennis amendment -Possible Senate action -Richardson's conversation with Javits -Richardsons compromise with Claiborne Pell and Walter F. Mondale -Richardson's conversation with Garment -Richardson's possible letter -Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare -Harrison A. Williams, Jr. -Javits -Pell -Winston L. Prouty -Ribicoff amendment -Merits -Provisions -Use of funds -Possible interpretations in the South -Administration's position -Richardson's possible letter to Senate Committee -Richardson's staff meeting, April 21, 1971 -Mitchell
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Ribicoff amendment -Possible Senate action -Southerners -Funding of integration -Interpretation -Hearings -Ten year program on two year bill -Constitutional arguments -De facto/de jure -Richardson's possible letter -Ribicoff amendment -Lack of position -Emergency school aid bill -Separation from amendment -The South and North -Shultz -Consequences of decision -Discrimination against the South -Burger's opinion -All-black schools -Figures -1969 compared with 1971 percentages -The North -Burger -Division in the Court -Ribicoff amendment -Discrimination against the South -Busing -Richardson's possible initiatives -Low key approach -President's forthcoming press conference -Treatment of the South -Desegregation -Ribicoff amendment -Merits -Community school aid legislation -Hearings -Emergency school aid bill -Desegregation -House amendment -Administration's position -Merits
Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Potential difficulties for President -Ribicoff amendment -The South -Cabinet officers -Stennis and Ribicoff proposals -Fundamental justice -Richardson's possible letter to Senate Committee -Richardsons opinion -De facto segregation -Evenhandedness -North and South -Equal treatment -Ribicoff amendment -Support in House and Senate -Merits of immediate legislation -Ribicoff amendment -Emergency school aid bill -Urge passage -Ribicoff amendment -Effect on aid -Urge rejection -The South -Administration's position regarding de facto segregation -Possible press reaction -President's position -1968 election promise -The South -Evenhandedness -Principle -Richardson's possible letter to Senate Committee -Evenhanded policy -Los Angeles County school district -Attorney General -Supreme Court -De facto segregation -Possible press reaction -Emergency school aid bill -Possible press reaction -Procedure -Hearing -Evenhandedness
Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Emergency -Short-term frame -North and South -Ribicoff amendment -Emergency school aid bill -Evenhandedness -Timing -Ribicoff and Stennis proposal -Purpose -Effect on emergency school aid bill -Possible Senate action -Burger -Los Angeles case -Constitutional doctrine -Desegregated education President's schedule -Visit of ping-pong team Richardson's position regarding South -Difficulties -HEW -Use of advisory committees
Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
Supreme Court decision -Administration policy -Press statements -Richardson and Mitchell -Possible press inquiries -Compliance with the law -Instructions for Ronald L. Ziegler -Need for HEW and Justice Department study of decision -Compliance with the law -The South -Need for leadership -Richardson and Mitchell -White House role -Ehrlichman -Compliance with the law -Administration's position -The South The South
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Demagoguery -Wallace -Southern Senators -View of administration Supreme Court decision -Administration's position -Avoiding headlines -Richardson's and Mitchell's possible public statements Desegregation and the South -President's possible statement -Progress -Compliance with the law -Integration efforts -Compared with the North -Court requirements -Compliance with the law -Need for compassion -Javits -Northern Congressmen and Senators -Javits -View of administration policy Supreme Court decision -Richardson's possible letter to Senate Committee -Stennis amendment -Administration's position -Senate action Richardson's upcoming speech to NAACP -Ink fund -William T. Coleman, Jr. -Productivity commission -Felix Frankfurter law clerk -Richardsons possible comments -The Presidents suggested comments for Richardson -Liberals -Northern politicians -Progress -De jure segregation in the South
Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Courts -Voluntary strides made by the South -Percentages of integration -North compared with South -Schools -Cooperation and good will -Jobs -Promotions -Minority enterprise -Appointments in government Demagoguery on race issue -American politics -Republican and Democrat Parties -Rhetoric in party platforms Race issue -Use -Solution -President's meetings with different groups in White House -Personalizing -Progress -Implementation of Supreme Court decision -In spirit and letter -Cooperation versus coercion -Compliance with the law -NAACP -Roy Wilkins -Harlow and Shultz Welfare bill -H.R. 1 -Prospects -Liberals Education bill -Conservatives -Southerners -Richardson's possible letter to Senate Committee Morgan, Shultz, Richardson, and Harlow left at 11:03 am
Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Richardson -Qualifications -Intelligence -Loyalty -Finch The President's conversation with Haldeman and Mitchell, April 20, 1971 -Mardian Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.) -Staff Supreme Court decision -President's position -Richard A. Moore -Credit -The South -Ribicoff amendment Demonstrations by veterans Supreme Court decision -Burger -Rationale -Compromise -Justice and Ehrlichman -President's conversation with Dent -Racial balance -Busing -Publicizing -Black schools and white schools -Edward L. Morgan -Administration research paper -Circulation [Transcript #5: 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]
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Vietnam veterans -Article -W. Ramsey Clark ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7 [Privacy] [Duration: 21s ]
Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7 ****************************************************************************** -[Tom C. Clark] -Court Stanley R. Resor -Judge Advocates General -Captain Davis [Forename unknown] [Captain Aubrey M. Daniel, III] -Draft letter -Resor's view -Reviewing officer Resors draft -Davis [Daniels] career -Administration options -General Counsel, Department of Defense -White House Counsel -Presidents instruction -Tenure -Ziegler's view -Acknowledgment -Davis [Daniel] -Acknowledgment of letter -Reviewing officer -John W. Dean, III -Dean's assistant -Possible wording Supreme Court decision
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-School cases -Possible consequences of improper comments Donald E. McLarnan -Possible removal from office -Small Business Administration [SBA] -Henry Salvatori -F. Donald Nixon -Hilary Sandoval, Jr. -Thomas Kleppe -Need for discipline Supreme Court decision -Administration response -Ehrlichman -Richardson -Bureaucratic response -Off-the-record remarks -Complexity -Need for study -Briefing for Ziegler Schedule -Meeting at 4:00 pm Ehrlichman and Mitchell left at 11:16 am Conversation No. 484-3 Date: April 21, 1971 Time: 11:17 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Presidents schedule -Signatures requested Butterfield left at 11:17 am
Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 484-4 Date: April 21, 1971 Time: 11:18 am - 11:34 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. Haldeman. The President's schedule -Meeting with ping-pong team -John A. Scali -Ronald L. Ziegler An unknown woman entered at an unknown time after 11:18 am -Scali The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 11:22 am Scali -Columbia Broadcasting Systems [CBS] news story -Marvin L. Kalb -People's Republic of China [PRC] initiative -William P. Rogers and Henry A. Kissinger -State Department -Rogers -View regarding Rogers-Kissinger relationship -Note to Haldeman, April 21, 1971 -Robert J. McCloskey and Ziegler The President's PRC initiative -Scali's view -Rogers and Kissinger -Implementation -State Department -Rogers -Scali -Haldeman's conversation with Kissinger -Kissinger's conversation with Scali Scali -Role
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Views on PRC specialists -Camp David -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -Views on the President's positions -Demonstrations -Views -Charles W. Colson Conv. No. 484-4 (cont.) The President's PRC initiative -State Department -Marshall Green -Christian Science Monitor Editorial -Quoted -Kissinger -Attribution of credit -Attribution of credit -Scali's possible initiatives -Editorials -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew Ziegler entered at 11:22 am -CBC News Story -Ziegler's possible conversation with Scali -State Department The President's schedule -Meeting with Graham B. Steenhoven -Use of term ping-pong -Preference for term table tennis -Photo session -Ziegler -Scali -Press -Timing -Steenhoven's age -Press Supreme Court decision -Integration issue -President's meeting with John N. Mitchell
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Implementation -Richard A. Moore -Administration's position -Benign neglect -Ziegler's conversation with John D. Ehrlichman -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] -Ziegler's possible press statement Conv. No. 484-4 (cont.) -Zieglers press conference, April 20, 1971 -Haldeman's staff meeting -Leonard Garment Press stories -Table tennis team -Foreign assistance message -Peter G. Peterson Agnew's statement on PRC -Washington Post story, April 21, 1971 -Possible press queries -Presidents response -Ziegler's possible statement -State Department -CBS news story -Kalb -Scali -President's initiatives -Kissinger -Kalb -Trade-off -Story -Rogers Ziegler left at 11:27 am Rogers -Schedule -Trip -Meeting with the President, April 22, 1971 -Relations with Kissinger -Attribution of credit -Kissinger -Attribution of credit
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-State Department -Instructions for Scali Caspar W. (Cap) Weinbergers dinner with Haldeman and George P. Shultz -Theodore White -Shultz -Unknown story Conv. No. 484-4 (cont.) -Weinberger's relations with Shultz -Jane Weinberger -Helena (Obie) Shultz -White's remarks regarding the President's PRC policy -Previous conversations with the President -Book on PRC -Expertise -Circulation of remarks PRC -President's conversations with different persons -Rogers -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -State Department -Position -President's conversation with White in 1968 -White's support for the President -John F. Kennedy John B. Connally Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:27 am The President's schedule -Meeting with Steenhoven Bull left at an unknown time before 11:34 am Connally -Haldeman's conversation, April 20, 1971 -Meeting with the President, April 22, 1971 -Texas Texas drought
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-President's memorandum -Ehrlichman -Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. -George A. Lincoln -Clifford M. Hardin -President's conversation with Harry S. Dent Hardin -Possible reassignment -Bryce H. Harlow -Schedule -Purdue -John C. Whitaker -Tenure -Rogers -Career aspirations -Possible ambassadorial appointment Harlow -Possible reassignment -Secretary of Agriculture -National chairman -Placement -Dent's view -Qualifications -Speaking Haldeman left at 11:34 am Conv. No. 484-4 (cont.)
Conversation No. 484-5 Date: April 21, 1971 Time: 11:35 am - 12:27 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger, Ronald L. Ziegler, Graham B. Steenhoven, and John A. Scali; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Greetings -Steenhoven's photograph in newspaper -Trip to Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Seat offered Introductions -Scali -Kissinger Photo session -Press -[Machine noise] General conversation Table tennis -Experience -National association [?] President's meeting with Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, April 15, 1971 -Presentation of awards -[Richard and Robert Santin] -Nebraska Steenhoven's family President's unknown meeting with Republican governors/wives -Two unknown sisters -Ages Chrysler Corporation -Steenhovens father -Pride -Loyalty -Press -Steenhoven's conversation with Lynn A. Townsend, April 20, 1971 -Publicity
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Steenhoven's career -Tenure at Chrysler -Birthplace US table tennis team -Background of members -Selection of team -Criteria -Japan -Money -Japan/PRC -Members -Fifteen-year-old girl [Judy Bochenski] -Hungarian-born girl [Olga Soltasz] -Housewife [Connie Sweeris] -Grand Rapids, Michigan -Rufford Harrison -Great Britain -Black player [George Brathwaite] -Guyana -Errol Resek -Dominican Republic -Frank Allen -California An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 11:35 am Refreshment The unknown man left at an unknown time before 12:26 pm US table tennis team -Members -Visit to PRC -John Tannehill -Middletown, Ohio -Health -Interview with reporters -Steenhoven's visit to hospital -Request -Wish to stay in PRC -Responsibilities
Conv. No. 484-5 (cont.)
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Health -Hotels -Foreign Guests -Airport -Private lane on runway -Guards -Table tennis -Paddles Use of team ping-pong -Vice President Agnew -Ping-pong -Grip on paddle -Athletes -Control -Grip on paddle -Comparison with golf -Control -Chinese players -Steenhoven's schedule -Visit to Tokyo -Contract -Visit to PRC -Camera -Photographs -Gift of television film and script -Copies -Chrysler -State Department -English script -Sound -Description -Chinese writing -Commentary -Chou En-lai -Appearance -Intellect -George Yeh -Meeting with US players -Orientation -Other teams -Canadian team
Conv. No. 484-5 (cont.)
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Marge Baldwin -Knowledge of English language -Interpreter -Knowledge of each group -Memory -Solicitation of criticism -Comments to Steenhoven -Luncheon -Chinese chefs -Menu -Food -Cities -Steenhovens travels -Polytechnic College -Trucks assembled by students -Gasoline -Description -Chrome -Chrysler -Welding -Chrome -Professors -Comments on students -Peasants -Workers -Soldiers -Unknown professor's comments -Mao Tse-tung -Carbon Steel -Shanghai -Chinese people -Steenhovens view -Wire service report -Thomas J. Riley -Chinese Language -Clothing -Women -Pants -People -Steenhovens view -Health
Conv. No. 484-5 (cont.)
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Curiosity -Children -Babies -Mothers -Adults -Shanghai -Crowd -Steenhoven's US Table Tennis Association [USTTA] Pin Conv. No. 484-5 (cont.) -Unknown young man -Gifts -Buildings -Streets -Cleanliness -Animals -Trees -People -Work -Sleeping in streets -Shanghai -Population -Automobiles -Plymouths -Railroad station -Subway entrance -Pictures -Importance -Underground Shelter -Steenhoven's schedule -Trip to Canton -Gift for Wife -Exchange -US dollars -Money -Rate -Gifts -Loans -Press -Canadians -Money -US team -Steenhoven's leadership -Dick Miles
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Shanghai -Shopping -Tailors, interpreters, and officials -Dresses -Payment -Cost of material -Bill -Gifts for tailors -Cunningham [Forename unknown] -Pins for Gifts
Conv. No. 484-5 (cont.)
Return Visit by PRC Table Tennis Team -Timing -US position -Importance -Young people -Swimming team -Basketball team -Planning -Acceptance of Steenhovens invitation -Announcement -Timing of acceptance of Steenhovens invitation to PRC -Steenhoven's arrival in US -Chou En-lai -Other teams President's Meeting with American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE] , April 16, 1971 -PRC -Chou En-lai -Number of phone calls by US editors Return Visit of PRC table tennis team -Travel -Visit of US table tennis team -Possible visit to US by PRC ping-pong team -Chinese -Reciprocation -Visit of US table tennis team -Return visit of PRC table tennis team -Visits -Return visit of PRC team
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Importance -Chinese -US response -US press -Scali -Pressure -Trip to Japan -Demonstrations Conv. No. 484-5 (cont.) -South Koreans -Demonstrations -Photographers -President's visits to communist countries -Lack of demonstrations -Warsaw -Planning -Chrysler Corporation -William T. Gossett -Gossett's role -Funding -Significance -Kissinger -Visit to PRC of US table tennis team -Steenhoven's initiatives -Date -Steenhoven's forthcoming letter to unknown Chinese person -Possible itinerary -Visit of US team to PRC -Itinerary -School -Commune -Great Wall of China -Chou En-lai -Press coverage -Nikita Khrushchev's visit to US -Treatment -Visit of US team to PRC -Treatment -Possible visit to Detroit -Bloomfield Hills -Hotel -Isolation -Visit of US team to PRC
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Hotels -Stores -Opera -Ballet -Guidance -Gossett's role -US Government participation -Press coverage -Gossett -Administration's position regarding foreign visits to US -Cooperation -Experience -Invitation -Publicity -Scali and Gossett -Press -Gossett Media -Forthcoming "Issues & Answers" program -Steenhoven's possible participation -Fay Weeden [?] -Steenhoven's possible participation Chrysler Corporation Presentation of gifts by the President -Mrs. Steenhoven -USTTA -Presidential seal -Cuff links -Presidential pen -Press -President's table tennis game -Golf balls Chrysler Corporation -Townsend The President's forthcoming conversation with Kissinger Farewells
Conv. No. 484-5 (cont.)
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Ziegler, Steenhoven, and Scali left at 12:26 pm. Steenhoven -Praised -Integrity -Press conference Conv. No. 484-5 (cont.) Kissinger's schedule -Meeting with John N. Mitchell The President's schedule -Events -Meeting with Kissinger Kissinger left at 12:27 pm
Conversation No. 484-6 Date: April 21, 1971 Time: 12:27 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -George P. Shultz Bull left at 12:27 pm
Conversation No. 484-7 Date: April 21, 1971 Time: 12:27 pm - 12:29 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with George P. Shultz.
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Economy -March Consumer price Index [CPI] -Adjustment -Figures -Release -Improvement -Figures -Compared with 1967 and 1970 -Briefing -Paul W. McCracken Shultz left at 12:29 pm.
Conv. No. 484-5 (cont.)
Conversation No. 484-8 Date: April 21, 1971 Time: 12:30 pm - 12:34 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Richard A. Moore, James M. Hannan, Thomas E. Morris, J. Paull Marshall, C. Robert Clark, and George T. Bell; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Introductions Navy League of the US Photo session Navy League -Presentation of honorary membership to the President -Support of national defense Importance of strong Navy -Danger of unilateral disarmament Presentation of statue of Admiral David G. Farragut -Spain -Majorca [site of memorial to Farragut built by Madrid Navy League]
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-Madrid Council -Model of statue -Farraguts father -Ciudadela, Minorca -Origin of Farraguts family -Farraguts birthplace -Madrid Council -Farragut quotation, Damn the torpedoes... Presentation of gifts by the President -Seal -Presidential cufflinks The President's appreciation for support -Bill [Surname unknown] -Alan Brown Washington Redskins -George E. Allen The President's schedule -Massachusetts Moore, Hannan, Morris, Marshal, Clark, and Bell left at 12:34 pm
Conv. No. 484-7 (cont.)
Conversation No. 484-9 Date: April 21, 1971 Time: 12:34 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull The President's schedule -Richard A. Moore -Antonina Uccello -Former mayor of Hartford, Connecticut -Mary Lou Grier
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Bull left at 12:34 pm
Conversation No. 484-10 Conv. No. 484-8 (cont.) Date: April 21, 1971 Time: 12:35 pm - 12:46 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Richard A. Moore, Antonina P. Uccello, and Mary Lou Grier; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting Moore's health The President's speeches -Welfare speech [at Republican Governor Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia, April 19, 1971] -Meeting with American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE], April 16, 1971 -Reaction -Charles W. Colson -Television -Timing Greetings Photographs -Moore Presentation of plate commemorating the Presidents last visit to Hartford, Connecticut Statue of Admiral David G. Farragut -Majorca -Parents -Madrid Navy League -Farraguts background -Farraguts quotation, Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead Presentation of gifts by the President
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Presidential bow pins and paper weights Rose Garden George H.W. Bush Ucello and Grier left at 12:41 pm. Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 12:35 pm Schedule -Henry A. Kissinger -Meeting with the President The President's previous meeting with Graham B. Steenhoven -"Meet the Press" -Ziegler's forthcoming press briefing with Steenhoven -Proposed comments about meeting with President -Steenhovens impressions of table team visit to Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Appreciation for role of ping-pong team in opening contacts -Conduct of team -Return visit of People's Republic of China [PRC] table tennis team -Contacts with PRC -Personal impressions of Steenhoven -Private contact with PRC Ziegler left at an unknown time before 12:46 pm The President's meeting with ASNE, April 16, 1971 -Television coverage -Fear of overexposure -Networks -H.R. (Bob) Haldeman -Moores opinion -Colson -Administration spokesmen -William P. Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -Overexposure -Lyndon B. Johnson
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-Facts -Radio coverage -California -Soft tone -President's approach -President's tone The President's speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Tone The President's meeting with ASNE -Significance -Audience The President's speeches -Pre-1971 appearance before ASNE [Date unknown] -Moore's conversation with unknown person -Questions and answers -Reaction -Television -David Rockefeller -Radio Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Judgement -Statement on PRC -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -United Nations [UN] representation -Trade -President's support of Dwight D. Eisenhower -Relations with the press -Agnews statement on PRC -President's PRC initiative -State Department -Prospects -Anews support -Visit of US ping-pong team -People-to-people exchange Schedule Conv.No. 484-10 (cont.)
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Moore left at 12:46 pm
Conversation No. 484-11 Date: April 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:46 pm and 12:50 pm Location: Oval Office Conv. No. 484-10 (cont.)
The President met with Stephen B. Bull at an unknown time after 12:46 pm The President's schedule -Henry A. Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 12:50 pm
Conversation No. 484-12 Date: April 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:46 pm and 12:50 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez at an unknown time after 12:46 pm
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:50 pm
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Conversation No. 484-13 Date: April 21, 1971 Time: 12:50 pm - 1:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger at 12:50 pm The President's previous meeting with Graham B. Steenhoven -Presidents reaction -Steenhoven's career at Chrysler Corporation -Eastern establishment -Kissinger's academic colleagues Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
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-Position -Possible US position -Unilateral action -Public disclosure Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Weapons Limitations -Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles [ICBMs] -Howard H. Baker, Jr.
Conv. No. 484-13 (cont.)
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-Senate -Possible administration initiative -"Doves" -Antiballistic Missiles [ABMs] -Baker -Clark MacGregor -Kissinger's possible lunch with Baker -Baker's reaction -Edward J. Gurney -Baker and Gurney -Public opinion mail The President's meeting with Republican Senators -President's memo to H.R.(Bob) Haldeman -Support for the President -John G. Tower
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-Henry Bellmon Vietnam -Sentiment for withdrawal -Baker -President's speech, April 7, 1971 -Southeast Asia -MacGregor -Senate -Baker -MacGregor -Communist takeover in South Vietnam -Possible consequences -Unknown Senator's view -Senate "doves" -Negotiations -Effect on Supersonic Transport [SST] -National defense -Frustrations -Administration's policy -National defense -USSR -Negotiations -Baker, Gurney, and [Thomas] Hale Boggs -National defense -Laotian incursion (Lam Son) -Possible communist takeover in South Vietnam -Possible impact on administration -National defense -President's speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971 -Effect on polls -Glassboro meeting -Lyndon B. Johnson -Laotian incursion -Effect -Polls -North Vietnamese military operations -Baker's view regarding war issue -Polls -Laotion incursion -Effect on polls
Conv. No. 484-13 (cont.)
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-Polls -President's press conference -President's speech, April 7, 1971 -Defeat weekend -Marvin L. Kalb -Lt. William L. Calley, Jr. -President's speech, April 7, 1971 -Laos -Administration's policy -General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr's statement -North Vietnam -Possible rejection of peace proposal -US options -Timing of withdrawal announcement -Presidents position -South Vietnamese elections -US elections -South Vietnamese elections -End of ground combat -End of draft -William F. Buckley, Jr. -US military -President's possible meeting with Nguyen Van Thieu -End of ground combat -End of draft -Melvin R. Laird -Kissinger's forthcoming meeting with Laird Schedule -Meeting with Laird -Haldeman
Conv. No. 484-13 (cont.)
The President talked with Haldeman [?] at an unknown time between 12:50pm and 1:00pm. [Conversation No. 484-C] Meeting with Haldeman [End of telephone conversation] -The Sequoia
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-Breakfast -Participants -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Kissinger -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] Haldeman entered at 1:00 pm Conv. No. 484-13 (cont.) -Breakfast -Timing Vietnam -Peace negotiations with North Vietnamese -President's possible meeting with Thieu -US strategy -Timetable for withdrawal -Possible US offer -Deadline -"Doves" -Possible offer -Prisoners of War [Pows] -Ceasefire -Timetable for withdrawal -US position -Options -President's opponents -President's possible meeting with Thieu Kissinger's Schedule -Meeting with Dobrynin -Possible discussions -William P. Rogers -Possible trip to Moscow -Middle East Dobrynin's Schedule -Andrei A. Gromyko -Kissinger Presidents forthcoming meeting with Laird -Kissinger
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-Moorer President's meeting with Steenhoven -Steenhovens personality -Steenhoven's integrity [Transcript #1: A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was prepared under Conv. No. V. Dellums, court order from December 1978 through March 1979 for Special Access 8, Ronald484-13 (cont.) 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 talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 1:00 pm and 1:13 pm [Conversation No. 484-13A] [See Conversation No. 2-22] [End of telephone conversation] The President talked with John W. Dean, III between 1:12 pm and 1:13 pm; Kissinger and Haldeman can be heard in the background [Conversation No. 484-13B] [See Conversation No. 2-23] [End of telephone conversation] [Transcipt #2: 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] Kissinger left at 1:24 pm
50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
John A. Scali -Role -Steenhoven -Kissinger -Kalb -View Conv. No. 484-13 (cont.) Bureaucracy -State Department The President's schedule
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-Harold Wilson -Timing -Press Conference -California -Breakfast -Rogers C.B. Morton -Franklin H. Williams -Role -Photograph -Russell B. Long -Welfare reform Welfare reform -House bill
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Calendar -Senate Finance Committee -Calendar The President's schedule -Possible meeting with Long, Wallace F. Bennett, James D. Hodgson, Elliot L. Richardson, George P. Shultz, and John D. Ehrlichman -Timing Conv. No. 484-13 (cont.) -Frederic V. Malek -Presidential appointees -Group -Unknown highway agreement -Signing ceremony -California Welfare reform -Right-wing reaction -President's speech at Republican Governors' Conference, April 19, 1971 -Television coverage -President's meeting with Rio Grande high school group -Press -Unknown Boston Globe article -Charles W. Colson's dinner with hardhats -Reaction -Labor -Henry Salvatori -Gerald R. Ford -Ronald W. Reagan -Hodgson, Ehrlichman, Shultz, and Richardson -Ehrlichman -Liberals -Circulation and publicity -Republicans and conservatives -President's speech at Republican Governors' Conference -Text -Personal references -Welfare recipients -Mothers -Possible letter -Robert J. Dole -Reagan and Nelson A. Rockefeller -Governors
52 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Reagan -Louie B. Nunn -Role The President's address to Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR], April 19, 1971 -Reception Conv. No. 484-13 (cont.) ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 7s ]
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[Transcript # 3: 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 meeting with Republican congressional leaders, April 20, 1971 -President's memo -Rose Mary Woods -Clark MacGregor -Presidents evaluation -Presidents purpose for meeting -Supporters -MacGregor -Loyalists -Numbers -Staff -MacGregor -Kenneth E. BeLieu
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-Unknown former aide of Hugh Scott -Number -Senators Polls -Distribution -Colson -MacGregor -Distribution to Senators -Questions -Vietnam -Communication -Hand-delivery system -Telephone calls -Cabinet officers -Senators -Congressmen -George [Horace] Gallup -Withdrawal from Vietnam -Vietnam -Approval percentages -Ford -Distribution Economy -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -President's conversation with George P. Shultz -First quarter figures -Lowest since 1967 -Compared with 1970 -Paul W. McCracken -Upcoming briefing -President's conversation with Shultz -Improvement -MacGregor -Calls to Congressmen and Senators -Public relations [Transcript #4: 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
Conv. No. 484-13 (cont.)
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accuracy.] [End of transcript] The President and Haldeman left at 1:43 pm
Conv. No. 484-13 (cont.) Conversation No. 484-14 Date: April 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:43 pm and 2:31 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people (Secret Service agents) entered at an unknown time
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The Presidents location -Executive Office Building [EOB] [Unintelligible] The unknown people left at an unknown time before 2:31 pm