497

Date: 
May 11, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 497-1 Date: May 11, 1971 Time: 11:04 am - 11:20 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman at 11:04 am. [The recording begins at an unknown time while the meeting is in progress.] [Discontinuities appear in the original recording.] Wire services National parks -President's program -National Park Service -President's interview with Robert B. Semple, Jr. -Parks in west -New York City Research and development -Contributions by private industry -Prototypes -Subsidies by foreign governments -Japan, Great Britain, France, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -President's conversation with Kenneth R. Cole -Breeder reactor, moon shots -Desalinization of water -President's conversation with Dr. Edward E. David, Jr. -William L. Safire -Possible prototype plants -Southern California, Texas -Federal budget -National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] -Department of the Interior -John W. O'Meara[?] -Bureau of Salinization -Head of Office of Saline Water in California, Chung-Ming Wong -Cancer program -Water -Breeder reactor -Prototype plant in California
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Federal budget -Desalinization -Phraseology -Federal water projects -John B. Connally's comments -Dam projects -Water tables in west -Phoenix and Texas -Connally's comment -Southern California, Pacific Northwest -Colorado River -Relations with Mexico -Federal budget -Cost of water in Mideast[?] -Government subsidy -Schools -Roads -Bureau of Reclamation -Bureau of Land Management -President's program -David -Pilot plants in California -Size -Federal budget -Head of Office of Saline Water -Wong -Travels -Israel, Arabia, Mideast -Saudi Arabia -Wife -Meetings with Haldeman at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles -Connally -Atomic power -Ehrlichman's conversation with Glenn T. Seaborg -Oak Ridge -Howard H. Baker, Jr. -Possible trip by President to Texas, California or Oak Ridge -Previous trip to Oak Ridge -Tennessee Valley Authority [TVA] -Possible trip by President -Brownsville, Texas -National growth policy
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Pilot plant -Importance -Drought, farmers -[Forename unknown] Marsh[?] -Space program -Texas Congressmen -Public opinion -USSR Conv. 497-1 (cont.) -Reorganization -NASA -Office of Saline Water -Cancer program -Atomic energy -State Department -NASA -Rogers C.B. Morton -NASA -A presentation -An unknown man -Size of program, requirements for director -Breeder reactor -Public opinion -Benefits -Duration of program -Desalinization -Bureaucratic organization -David -William M. Magruder -Supersonic Transport [SST] work -Job offer -Salary -Size and location of program -California, Texas, Camp Pendleton, California, Orange County, California Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:04 am The President's schedule -William B. Saxbe -Alexander M. Haig, Jr., Henry A. Kissinger[?] Bull left at an unknown time before 11:20 am
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Research and development -Desalinization -David -A meeting -Program -Bureaucratic organization -Department of Interior -Cancer program -NASA -Location of pilot plants -Texas, California Haldeman and Ehrlichman left at 11:20 am
Conv. 497-1 (cont.)
Conversation No. 497-2 Date: May 11, 1971 Time: 11:20 am - 11:51 am Location: Oval Office The President met with William B. Saxbe and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Greetings Henry A. Kissinger's schedule -Saxbe's trip report Saxbe's conversation with Melvin R. Laird Military draft -Saxbe's Senate speech, May 10, 1971 -Views of young people -Saxbe's press conference -Public opinion regarding military -Marines -Airborne divisions
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Vietnam -Saxbe's conversation with Edwin O. Reischaur -Asia Saxbe's conversation with Japanese Prime Minister -Elaine Thayer US foreign policy -Asians' views Conv. 497-1 (cont.) -Marshall Plan -Europe and Asia -Wendell L. Willkie -World War II, Korea, Vietnam -Europe -Economy -Pacific Nations -People's Republic of China [PRC] -Japan -Southeast Asia -Indonesia -Philippines -India and Pakistan -Reischauer's -Vietnam, Japan -Japan -Possible military build-up -Saxbe's May 10, 1971 Senate speech -Volunteer army -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield's views regarding North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -US military commitments after World War II Vietnam -US policy -Europe -Germany, Great Britain -Views of Europeans -Press -Saxbe's May 10, 1971 Senate Speech -Chicago Daily News, West Berlin Military draft
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Robert A. Taft, Jr.'s, views -Timing of volunteer army proposal -Michael Gravel -Taft -Legislation -Gravel's possible action -Timing of volunteer army proposal -Taft -Barry M. Goldwater -Peter H. Dominick -Re-enlistment rate -Public opinion of military -Timing -Troops Vietnam -Saxbe's son -Service in Vietnam -Marine platoon service near Da Nang -Communists -Compared with World War I trench warfare -Saxbe's son -Encounter with Viet Cong -Military future -Quantico -Background -Southern Methodist University -Views regarding Vietnam -President's travels -US accomplishments -Marine Pacification Program -Saxbe's travels -Community action -Children -Cities -Economy -Agriculture -Ford Motors, Honda -Gold teeth -Peasants -Polity
Conv. No. 497-2 (cont.)
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Latin America -Brazil -Chile, Peru, Bolivia -Paraguay -Argentina -Colombia, Venezuela -Resources Constitutional Democracy -Africa -Development -Compared with Vietnam -Development -Great Britain -France, -US -Germany World situation -Views of youth -Ivory tower -Peace -Anarchy, tyranny -Iran -Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi -Nature of government -Thailand -Nature of government Cities -Chicago -Type of government -Richard J. Daley -Newspapers -John V. Lindsay -Carl B. Stokes -Cleveland, Ohio -End of service -Kenneth A. Gibson -Newark, N.J.
Conv. No. 497-2 (cont.)
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Future mayoral election in Cleveland -Daley's work in Chicago -Jersey City -Frank Hague -Philadelphia and Pittsburgh bosses Negotiations -Prospects -Vietnam -Arms control -PRC Military draft -Legislation for extension -Current filibuster -Possible 1972 action -Democrats, Republicans -Taft -Possible effects -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy's views -Saxbe's conversations with unknown youths -Abraham Lincoln and Civil War -Kennedy's statements -Views of Alan Cranston and Gravel -Views of Richard S. Schweiker, Taft, and Goldwater -Saxbes exchange with Gravel in Senate, May 10, 1971 Ohio -Taft -Military installations -Florida -Wright-Patterson Air Force Base -Federal automotive test center -John A. Volpe -Detroit -Governor James B. Rhodes' offer -Ohio bond issue -Ohio vs. Florida -Volpe, Ohio congressmen Gifts -Cufflinks, golf balls, paperweight
Conv. No. 497-2 (cont.)
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President's desk, Saxbe's desk Haig and Saxbe left at 11:51 am
Conv. No. 497-2 (cont.) Conversation No. 497-3 Date: May 11, 1971 Time: 11:53 am - 12:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John W. Barnum, Richard S. Bodman, Robert W. Fri, Stephen Kurzman, William N. Letson, Phillip V. Sanchez, Frederic V. Malek, and Daniel T. Kingsley; the White House photographer was present Introductions and photographs Appointees -Kurzman's prior government service -Elliot L. Richardson -Government service -Universities -Bureau of Reclamation -President's experiences -Bureaucracy -Goals -Sacrifices Gifts -Cufflinks, golf balls Barnum, et al., left at 12:07 pm
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 497-4 Date: May 11, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:07 pm and 12:08 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Departure time for Capitol Hill luncheon -William E. Timmons, Clark MacGregor Bull left at an unknown time before 12:08 pm Conversation No. 497-5 Date: May 11, 1971 Time: 12:08 pm - 12:22 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman. The President's schedule -Possible press conference -Schedule Haldeman's schedule -John A. Scali, Richard A. Moore -John D. Ehrlichman, George P. Shultz The President's programs -Water -Parks -Breeder reactor -Revenue sharing -Law Enforcement Assistance Administration [LEAA] -Public relations needs
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Drugs -Marijuana -Turkey -Police -John N. Mitchell's speech regarding the President's role in Washington, D.C. demonstrations -Other speeches -Polls -Coverage of Mitchell's speech Demonstrators -A poll -Effects -Poll by the Washington Post -White House efforts National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] -Possible water projects -Reallocation of funds -Moon shots, spacelab to Mars -Public support -Texas and elsewhere -Compared with Supersonic Transport [SST] -Programs -Frank Borman[?] -Apollo -Effects, future -Skylab, Space shuttle -Jobs Ohio -Wright-Patterson Air Force Base [AFB] staff move to Florida -President's conversation with William B. Saxbe -Transportation training center move to Florida -John A. Volpe -James B. Rhodes -Clark MacGregor's and William E. Timmons views -Rhodes's offer -Detroit, Florida -Volpe's actions
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Florida -Timmons -Oklahoma, Texas -Ohio importance -Robert A. Taft, Jr. and Saxbe -Cooperation with administration -Ohio's importance Conv. No. 497-5 (cont.) Florida -Economy Federal facilities -Saxbe's meeting with the President -Wright-Patterson AFB -Defense Department -Caspar W. (Cap) Weinberger's role -Congressmen -Weinberger's role -Arnold Weber's role The President's schedule -General counsels -Frederic V. Malek -William M. Colmer's lunch -Colmer SST -Possible vote The President's schedule -Luncheon -Possible meeting on Capitol Hill The President's programs -Public relations needs -Shultz Haldeman left at 12:22 pm
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 497-6 Date: May 11, 1971 Time: 12:22 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man at 12:22 pm The President's schedule The President and the unknown man left at 12:22 pm Conv. No. 497-5 (cont.)
Conversation No. 497-7 Date: May 11, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:22 pm and 2:10 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men met. ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Non-historical] [Duration: 59s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 **********************************************************************
The unknown men left at an unknown time before 2:10 pm
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 497-8 Date: May 11, 1971 Time: 2:14 pm - 3:08 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Conv. No. 497-7 (cont.) Folder -Meeting Cigars -William M. Colmer -Note from the President -Mariellas[?] -Fidel Castro An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 2:14 pm
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The unknown man left at an unknown time before 2:48 pm Guests at Colmer's luncheon -Rules Committee, Congressmen and staffs -Notes from the President -Quote by Albert W. Beveridge -Typing
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 47s ]
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Conv. No. 497-8 (cont.)
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Judge Howard K. Smith -A message from the President Messages from the President -Effect Claude Pepper -Conversation with the President -Archbishop Coleman Francis Carroll of Miami -Forthcoming call from Rose Mary Woods Archbishop Carroll -A call The President's schedule -Unnamed Methodist Bishop -An unnamed Episcopal Bishop -Clergymen -Backgrounds -Archbishop Carroll -Pepper Dolf M. Droge of the National Security Council [NSC] -Statements in news summary -Youth Congressmen [The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. at an unknown time between 2:14 pm and 2:48 pm] [Conversation No. 497-8A]
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Droge -Spelling of name -Statements of unnamed congressmen -Background -Role with administration -Congressional appearance -Ms. Woods, new summary Conv. No. 497-8 (cont.) The President's previous meeting with William B. Saxbe -Henry A. Kissinger -Volunteer army -Saxbe -Draft extension -Possible effect -Robert A. Taft, Jr. -NSC study -Vietnam war -Prospects -Wayne L. Hays committee Robert D. Murphy -Schedule -Report A report [End of telephone conversation] An event, May 10, 1971 -Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixon's schedule -Smithsonian event -Rogers C.B. Morton -Timing -New York Symphony -Length -Compared with a press event Forthcoming event -Arrangements -Mrs. Nixon[?] -Ms. Woods -Size of group
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-A pool[?] An event, May 10, 1971 -Attendees -Mrs. Nixon, Mrs. Elinor I. Agnew, Mrs. Anne Morton, Mrs. [name unintelligible] Mrs. Nixon's schedule Conv. No. 497-8 (cont.)
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-Congressmen's wives' luncheon -Value -Wife of [name unintelligible] -Previous presidents -Congressman [name unintelligible] -Public relations -Constance M. (Connie) Stuart, Ronald L. Ziegler -Female press corps -Helen A. Thomas -Frances (Fran) Lewine -Importance -Statements of congressmen -Previous invitations to the White House -Committee chairmen -Congressman's breakfasts -A Congressman's statement -Press coverage -May 10, 1971 event -Mrs. Nixon's appearance
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Majorca -Robert Hill -Japan[?] -Germany Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower Claudia A. (Taylor) (Lady Bird) Johnson -Beautification work Mamie Eisenhower's schedule Eisenhower's schedule -Heads of state -President's role Washington, D.C. Jeane L. Dixon -Conversation with Woods -Comments regarding the President's vision The President's State of Union address -Biblical quote Ms. Dixon -Comments regarding the President's vision -Lyndon B. Johnson and riots -Demonstrations Demonstrations -President's position -Jerry V. Wilson's actions -President's position -Public opinion Smith Hempstone -An article in news summary Conv. No. 497-8 (cont.)
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Nicholas P. (Nick) Thimmesch -Articles -Washington, D.C. demonstrations The President's schedule -Weather -Colmer's luncheon -President's statements H.R. (Bob) Haldeman entered at 2:48 pm -Carl B. Albert's schedule -Albert's appointments secretary -John W. McCormack's comments regarding speakership -President's current experience The President's schedule as Vice President Albert's schedule -Compared with Woods' schedule -An event at the White House Woods experience Albert's schedule The President's schedule -Evenings -White House correspondents' event Woods left at an unknown time after 2:48 pm Congressman's wives -President's conversation with Woods -Two unnamed Congressmen's statements about invitations to the White House -Public relations -Thomas -Stuart Stuart -Role on White House staff
Conv. No. 497-8 (cont.)
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Congressmen's wives -Luncheon -Precedent -Public relations -Unknown persons, Thomas, Lewine Public relations -Needs -William L. Safire, Richard A. Moore, John A. Scali -John K. Andrews, Noel C. Koch, Kenneth L. Khachigian -President's programs -Parks -Cancer -Appeal -Health -Education -Youth -War and peace -Press coverage -Cliff Miller -Outside consultants -Ford Motor Company experience -Federal facilities -Ohio -Shift to Florida -Action The President's schedule -John B. Connally, John N. Mitchell, George P. Shultz, Peter M. Flanigan meeting -Purpose Federal facilities -Ohio -Shift to Florida -Purpose -John A. Volpe -Reasons -Possible action -Effects
Conv. No. 497-8 (cont.)
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Massachusetts, Minnesota, Michigan -Possible shift to Florida -Purpose Research and development -Desalinization -White House action -Phraseology Conv. No. 497-8 (cont.) -"New water" -Lapel button -Vs. "fresh water" -Bureaucratic organization -Department of Interior -Walter J. Hickel, Stewart Udall Government reorganization -Problems -Lyndon B. Johnson -Efficiency -Cabinet officers -Purpose National Parks -Mrs. Nixon's role -Waldorf Research and development -Desalinization and cancer -President's accomplishments -John F. Kennedy's lunar landing schedule -Bay of Pigs -Apollo -Desalinization and cancer -Possible timing -Public opinion -Texas, California, Oklahoma, Florida Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:48 pm
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President's schedule -Ziegler -Shultz -John D. Ehrlichman Bull left at an unknown time before 3:04 pm The President's programs -Press coverage -Public opinion -Democrats, Republicans -Compared with the government Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 3:04 pm Research and Development -Cancer -Press briefings -Elliot L. Richardson -Dr. Edward E. David, Jr. -President's programs -Name -Organization and budget -Desalinization and breeder reactor -Ziegler's press briefing -Forthcoming package -Richardson -Importance -Cancer briefing -Use by press -Congress National defense -European troop levels -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield's proposal -Possible briefing by Ziegler Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:04 pm Meeting with Ehrlichman Bull left at an unknown time before 3:08 pm Conv. No. 497-8 (cont.)
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
National defense -European troop levels -Mansfield's resolution -Purpose -Military -European contribution -Public opinion -Ziegler's press briefing Haldeman and Ziegler left at 3:08 pm
Conv. No. 497-8 (cont.)
Conversation No. 497-9 Date: May 11, 1971 Time: 3:08 pm - 5:09 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with George P. Shultz. Revenue sharing -Shultzs conversation with Wilbur D. Mills -Written version of policy -Laurence N. (Larry) Woodworth -Follow-up -A breakfast -Democratic policy -Follow-up -John D. Ehrlichman -Mills conversation with John V. Lindsay -Wage increases in New York City -Ehrlichman -Special manpower revenue sharing -Rules Committee vote -James D. Hodgson -Schedule -Jacob K. Javits and Gaylord Nelson dinner -Senate testimony
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Questions -Shultz's conversations -Javits -Mills -H.R. 1 (welfare reform) -Manpower training -Call and letter to Carl D. Perkins Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.) Mills -Political objectives -Democratic colleagues -Possible presidential candidacy John D. Ehrlichman entered at an unknown time after 3:08 pm -Television appearance -Compared with "Senator Claghorn" -John B. Connally comparison -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Possible legislative actions -Welfare reform, revenue sharing, health bill -Conversation with Shultz -William Gifford [Machine malfunction - 3 seconds] -Bryce N. Harlow -Conversation with Shultz -Revenue sharing formula by states -Possible action Higher education -Elliot L. Richardson, Shultz Research and development -Desalinization Higher education -Federal aid -Institutions -Richardson -Students
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Richardson -Ehrlichman's conversation -Schedule -John R. Dellenback -Possible meeting with the President -Forthcoming conversation with Ehrlichman -Institutions -Research -College administrators and contributors -University of Chicago -Stanford University William McGill, president of Columbia University -Remarks at Business Council meeting Higher education -Federal aid -Disadvantaged students -Institutions' role -Black colleges -Costs -Policy -Research institutions -Possible faculty salary cuts
Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.)
Research and development -Desalinization -John C. Whitaker's group -Dr. Edward E. David, Jr. -Bureaucratic organization -Ehrlichman's conversation with William T. Pecora -Rogers C.B. Morton -Department of Interior -Hydroelectrics -Congress -Interior Committee -Priority -May 12, 1971 meeting -Pilot plants -California, Texas
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Ehrlichman's forthcoming conversation with National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] head, James C. Fletcher -Federal budget -NASA -Apollo program -Value -NASA -Possible role and reorganization Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.) -Congressional and White House action -Possible name change -Accomplishments -Computers -Weather -Satellites -Name and concept -Congress -Space Committee, Senate Interior Committee, Joint Committee on Atomic Energy -Desalinization -Previous program -Federal funding and private funding -Compared with highway construction -White House action -Reasons -Views of Whitaker and Pecora -NASA -Fletcher -Universities -University of California at Los Angeles [UCLA], University of Florida -Cornell -Syracuse University -Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] -Possible subsidies -California -NASA -Mission -Space -Pollution -Government research and development -Abilities -Contracts with private sector -Staff
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Pending legislation -Campaign spending limits -Administration policy -Public relations -Eugene J. McCarthy and Howard Stein in 1968 -John N. Mitchell's forthcoming conversations with Republican Senators -Republicans' position Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.) -Howard W. Cannon -Hugh Scott -Richard G. Kleindienst's possible testimony -Mitchell's role -Importance -President's forthcoming conversation with Mitchell -Possible veto -Effect -Possible effect -Presidential and Congressional campaigns -Paul N. (Pete) McCloskey -Stein -McGovern -McCloskey -Norton Simon -McCarthy and Stein -Youth contributions A meeting Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:08 pm Kleindienst's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 3:35 pm Pending legislation -Campaign financing -Restrictions on entry -Effect -Possible action by liberals -Stein
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President left at an unknown time before 3:35 pm. Mills John B. Connally and John N. Mitchell entered at 3:35 pm. Research and development -Desalinization -Pilot plant Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.) -Brownsville, Corpus Christi, west Texas, Amarillo The President entered at an unknown time after 3:35 pm. Seating Research and development -Desalinization -Pilot plants -Texas -Bureaucratic organization -Past history at Interior Department -Pilot plants -California, Texas -Bureaucratic organization -Interior Department -NASA -Atomic Energy Commission [AEC] -National Science Foundation -Current technological situation -Budget -NASA -Matching funds -Private industry -Construction in California -Pilot plants -Gaseous diffusion of coal -Current technology -Desalinization -Needs -Scientists' views -President's forthcoming statement on energy -National growth -Desalinization
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Desalinization -Irrigation in Texas -Funds, importance -California -Orange County -Pacific Northwest comparison -Columbia River -Water Resources Board Anti-trust -Peter M. Flanigan -Ralph McLaren -Peter G. Peterson's forthcoming draft recommendations -International cartels -General Electric case, Alaska pipeline -Domestic policy -International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] cases -McLaren's project -Justice Department -Egil M. (Bud) Krogh, Jr.'s role -Statement on administration's policy -Economic advisors' views -Arthur F. Burns -President's briefing -ITT's acquisitions -James Ling -ITT's acquisitions -Patents -Administration's policy -Interdepartmental study -Economics -Politics -Possible effects of acquisitions -Harold S. Geneen's views -Competitors' views -Sprinkler insurance systems -Administration policy -Business council's views -ITT's acquisitions in 1970 -Peter G. Peterson[?] -Prosecutions
Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.)
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Theories of cases -Government lawyers -Justice Department Anti-Trust Division -Doctrine of reciprocity -Supreme Court, Justice Department -International economics -Cartels -Japan, Britain, Germany -General Electric case -Municipalities' complaints vs. Japan -Oil companies -William Proxmire hearings -Airlines -Peterson's views -Business' response to import competition -National steel case -Grant City steel merger -Department of Justice -Political considerations -Emmanuel Celler -Popular concerns -Turn of the century -Compared with turn-of-the century -William P. Rogers' views as Attorney General -Businessmen -1972 election -Compared with farmers -1972 election -Celler, Proxmire -Businessmen -Response to possible Administration policy -Television networks -Possible action -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Harley O. Staggers's hearings -Importance as an issue -Businessmen -Peterson -International economics -Steelmakers -Grant and National steel -Consumerism
Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.)
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Public opinion -Ralph Nader -Public opinion -Administration's policy -Possible announcement by Mitchell -Businessmen -Networks -Lawyers Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.) -President's and Mitchell's law firm -Warner-Lambert -Elmer H. Bobst -Growth -Pepsico -Pepsi-Cola -Donald McI. Kendall -Frito-Lay, Wilson Sporting Goods, [company name unintelligible] -Purchase of Maine sugar plant by Kendall -Administration's policy -Possible statement -Jobs, competition, consumerism -President's conversation with George Meany -Lockheed position -Business Council position -Timing of possible statement -Burns -A staff paper -McLaren's group -A study -Burns's efforts -Possible Federal Reserve action -Quadriad meeting -White House response -Possible leaks -White House response -Al Hufnecker[?] -Burns -Request of Peterson -Burns -Role with administration -Speech in California at Pepperdine College -Meany and building trades -Efforts
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Role of Federal Reserve -Ehrlichman's forthcoming conversation with Elliot L. Richardson -Role with Administration -Conversations with Shultz -Connally's meetings -Role of Federal Reserve -Connally Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.) -Justice Department Anti-trust Division Business policy -Business's response -Consumers -Environmentalists -President's conversation with Henry Ford II -Airbags -Volpe -Business's response -Anti-trust -Administration's policy -1972 election -Business Council meeting -Response to administration policy -Unknown man's speech regarding wage and price controls -David Rockefeller's response -Unknown man's views on President's economic policy -President's reelection Farmers -Government policies Anti-trust -Administration's policy -Business -Consumerism -Jobs -Public opinion regarding international competition -Sherman Anti-trust Act -State Department -International economics study -Peterson -Lawyers
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Council of Economic Advisors -McLaren's work -Basic industries -President's possible statement -Foreign competition -Jobs -Public opinion -Steel, shoe, and beef industries -Australian beef imports -Automobiles -West Coast sales -Radios -Automobile -US position -Airbags Peter M. Flanigan entered at 4:12 pm. -Airlines -Transportation and Justice Department studies -McLaren -Mergers -Juan Trippe -Competition -Statutes and case law -Civil Aeronautics Board [CAB] -Possible legislation -Considerations -Businessmen -CAB -Competitors -Courts -President's meeting with [name unintelligible] -C[yrus] R[owlett] Smith of American Airlines -Conversation with Connally -Competition -Traffic -Wages -Possible mergers Airlines -CAB
Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.)
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Route allocations -Fare increases -Financial status -United Airlines -American Airlines -Pan American Airlines -TransWorld Airlines [TWA] -Capacity reduction -Sales of old airplanes -Purchasers -Pollution standards -Capacity reduction -Effects, methods -CAB -Stock market values -United and Pan American Airlines
Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.)
National economy -Possible deregulation of transportation -Head of Southern Pacific railroad -Meetings with Flanigan -Requests -Administration policy -Surface transportation -Cabinet Committee on Economic Policy -Railroads, trucks, and pipelines -Trucking industry -Lobby -Administration policy -Economic and political considerations -Anti-trust -Department of Transportation -Railroads -Rates -Unprofitable lines -Penn Central and New Jersey lines -Penn Central -Lockheed comparison -An unknown man's possible congressional testimony -Connally's conversation with George A. Smathers -Bankruptcy of Penn Central, Illinois Central, and Jersey Central
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Congress -Possible government subsidy -Unprofitable lines -Possible local complaints -Mayors -School taxes -Stockholders -A December 1972 study Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.) -Iowa -Access to railroads -Interstate Commerce Commission [ICC] regulation -Financial situation -Penn Central -Cleveland, Ohio -Passengers -Cleveland -Criticism -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -Public opinion -Unprofitable lines -Action -Public opinion -Dubuque, Denver, Cleveland, and Fort Worth -Special interests -Commuter lines -Operators -Chicago -Penn Central -Appeals to ICC -Connally's service on board of directors -Government, ICC -Financial situation -Role of government -Announcement by Du Pont, Company regarding Corfam -Government vs. private enterprise -Railroads Corfam -Shoes -Performance -Presidents views
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
International monetary policy -Deutsche mark, Dutch guilder levels -Treasury Departments contacts -J[ames] Dewey Daane with Federal Reserve -Charles Anthony Coombs of New York Federal Reserve bank -Bruce McClaren -Discussions with Switzerland Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.) -Eurodollars -Eurodollars -Possible borrowing by Treasury -Germany -US balance of payments -Germany -France -European community -Japan -Re-evaluation -Multi-national corporations -Connally's meetings -Business view -Devaluation -Industry -Federal Reserve response -Coombs -Europeans' possible response -Federal Reserves' possible response -New York Bank, Burns -Capital controls -Germany Federal Judicial appointments -James O. Eastland -Mitchell -Chief Justice of Court of Customs and Patents Appeals, Eugene Worley -Conversation with Connally -Patent lawyer -Tenure in office -Conversation with Mitchell -Possible replacement -[John Robert?] Brown
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-[Forename unintelligible] Whitcomb Connally, Ehrlichman, and Shultz left at 4:40 pm. Mitchell's conversation with unknown person(s) regarding economics Gas utilities -Meetings with Flanigan -Testimony to Office of Management and Budget [OMB] -Lee Metcalf's legislation Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 4:40 pm The President's schedule -An unknown event -Eastland and Mitchell Supersonic Transport [SST] vote The President's schedule -Eastland and Mitchell Butterfield and Flanigan left at an unknown time before 4:44 pm
Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.)
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38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The unknown person left at an unknown time before 4:44 pm [Pause] The President's schedule -Meeting with Eastland and Roman L. Hruska -Purpose -Agenda -Purpose
Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.)
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-Agenda -Private schools H.R. (Bob) Haldeman entered at 4:44 pm SST -Upcoming vote President's schedule -Clark MacGregor dinner for Republican Senators running in 1972 -President's possible appearance -Possible dinner given by President -Chowder and Marching Society -MacGregor's dinner -President's possible appearance -Casper W. (Cap) Weinberger's possible appearance -President's possible appearance
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Haldeman's forthcoming conversation with MacGregor -Butterfield -President's possible dinner or reception -President's and Mitchell's possible appearances -Cabinet -Considerations -Weinberger's role -Hruska and Eastland meeting Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.) -Agenda -MacGregor's possible presence -Agenda -Eastland's schedule -MacGregor -Refreshments and location of meeting -Photo -Arrangements -Refreshments -G. Harrold Carswell and Clement F. Haynesworth, Jr. -Time of meeting in Map Room -Refreshments arrangements -Choices Haldeman left and Shultz entered at 4:50 pm National economy -Gross National Product [GNP] figure revision -Release -Importance -President's previous conversation with Shultz -Statistical methods [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:50 pm and 4:52 pm] [Conversation No. 497-9A] [See conversation No. 3-1] [End of telephone conversation] -Commerce Department
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[The President talked with Connally at 4:52 pm] [Conversation No. 497-9B] [See conversation No. 3-2] [Shultz talked with Connally between 4:52 pm and 4:53 pm] Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.) [End of telephone conversation] National economy -GNP -Statistical methods -Unemployment statistics -Mitchell's conversation with Ronald W. Reagan, May 10, 1971 -Democrats in House, Labor Department, Commerce Department -Reagan's associates -Leon Greenberg -Spokesman -Administration's action -GNP -Statistical methods -Release -Paul W. McCracken -Importance -Connally -Maurice H. Stans -Connally -Shultz's possible announcement -Shultz's role -Burns -McCracken -Herbert Stein, Herbert G. Klein -Possible actions -Indicators -Unemployment -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -GNP -Importance -President's critics' predictions -Burns' statement
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President's schedule -Eastland Economy -GNP -Council of Economic Advisers' estimates -Arthur B. Laffer's money supply figures -Methodology -Timing of announcement -Shultz's action -Shultz's forthcoming call to Burns -Importance -Monetary growth -Federal reserve
Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.)
Shultz left and Roman L. Hruska, James O. Eastland, and Richard G. Kleindienst entered at 4:59 pm; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting [General conversation] Demonstrators -Administration's response Seating arrangements Refreshments The President's previous lunch with William M. Colmer, May 11, 1971 Congress -Colmer's role -Thomas P. ("Tip") O'Neill -Southern Democrats -Colmer, House and Senate -Republicans in Senate -Hruska's role -Haynesworth, Carswell -Eastland's or Hruska's role Melita Saunders -President's comments regarding cotton dress at "Salute to Agriculture" dinner, May 7, 1971
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-John Adams -Cattle and silkworm-raising at the White House -Marjorie Merriweather Post Map Room -Franklin D. Roosevelt's use in World War II -Uses -Doctors, Secret Service -Mrs. Nixon's restoration [Unintelligible] Eastland's schedule Weather [General conversation] Colmer The President, et al., left at 5:09 pm
Conv. No. 497-9 (cont.)