506

Date: 
May 28, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 505-21/506-1 Date: May 28, 1971 Time: 11:43 am - 12:08 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Torben Ronne and Henry A. Kissinger. [An unknown portion of the conversation was not recorded while the tape was changed] People's Republic of China [PRC] -US relations -Soviet Union relations -Relations with world -PRC initiative -US objectives -World peace -Travel -Trade Soviet Union -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Conversation between Danish Foreign Minister and Soviet Ambassador Semyon K. Tsarapkin -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Tsarapkin -Travel -Norway -Denmark -Tsarapkin -Leonid I. Brezhnev speech -William P. Rogers -Brezhnev speech -US position -NATO -Vietnam -Ronne's appreciation -Troop levels
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The Vietnam War -US politics -Compared to Great Britain -US involvement -Denmark
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DENMARK
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US-Denmark relations Presentation of gifts by the President -Cuff links Presidents greetings to the Danish Prime Minister Invitation July 4th Ronne and Kissinger left at 12:08 pm.
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 506-2 Date: May 28, 1971 Time: 12:09 pm - 12:13 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with James Suffridge, James Housewright, William McGuire, and Charles W. Colson; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Gold Retail Clerks International Association -Membership Retail sales conference -Unknown person Church -Prayer -Location Presentation of gifts by the President -Cuff links -Golf balls -Donald McI. Kendall -Pepsi Cola -Wilson Sporting Goods Invitation -Date Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:09 pm. Picture Bull left at an unknown time before 12:13 pm.
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Gifts -Preacher -Note by the President -Duke University -Ethnicity Saudi Arabia -Gift -Presidential library Oval Office -Decor Suffridge, et. al., left at 12:13 pm.
Conv. No. 506-2 (cont.)
Conversation No. 506-3 Date: May 28, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:13 pm and 12:14 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule -Harry S. Dent -Meeting with the President Bull left at an unknown time before 12:14 pm.
Conversation No. 506-4 Date: May 28, 1971 Time: 12:14 pm - 12:18 pm Location: Oval Office
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with [Henry] J. (Jack) Heinz and Harry S. Dent; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings
********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 4m 35s ] Conv. No. 506-2 (cont.)
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US foreign policy - The Soviet Union -Peoples Republic of China [PRC]
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Presentation of gifts by the President -Cuff links -Golf balls -Heinz's family -Children -Gift -Pen
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Father
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Conv. No. 506-4 (cont.)
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Heinz and Dent left at 12:18 pm.
Conversation No. 506-5 Date: May 28, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:18 pm and 12:20 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person. President's schedule -Meeting with Henry A. Kissinger The unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:20 pm.
Conversation No. 506-6 Date: May 28, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:18 pm and 12:20 pm Location: Oval Office
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 3-174] Conversation No. 506-7 Date: May 28, 1971 Time: 12:20 pm - 12:21 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Julie Nixon Eisenhower. [See Conversation No. 3-175; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]
Conv. No. 506-4 (cont.)
Conversation No. 506-8 Date: May 28, 1971 Time: 12:22 pm - 12:33 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Torben Ronne -The Presidents opinion -Relationship to the US -People's Republic of China [PRC] -Handling Foreign policy -The Presidents handling -Compared to past Presidents -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] -Timing PRC initiative -Polls -George H. Gallup -Louis P. Harris
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-State Department -Reaction -William P. Rogers -Leaks US military -Drug abuse -Vietnam -Germany -Vietnam -Price -Vietcong, North Vietnamese -Chinese -Black military personnel -Kissingers opinion -Statistics -Presidents opinion -Loyalty to the President -Thomas H. Moorer -Memorandum -Bombing -Schedule -Melvin R. Laird -Kissinger's forthcoming talk
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Vietnam War -Timing -Saigon
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Collapse -Timing -Article -George T. Bell [?] -Saigon -US policy -Helicopters -North Vietnam -Bombing -South Vietnam -Mobility -Saigon -Collapse -Timing -PRC -The Soviet Union -Japan -Asian perception Kissinger's schedule -Peace Corps -Meeting -Press contacts -Presidents opinion Kissinger left at 12:33 pm.
Conv. No. 506-8 (cont.)
Conversation No. 506-9 Date: May 28, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:33 pm and 12:40 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person [Manolo Sanchez?].
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10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[Duration: 17s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ********************************************************************** Conv. No. 506-8 (cont.) The unknown person [Sanchez?] left at an unknown time before 12:40 pm. Conversation No. 506-10 Date: May 28, 1971 Time: 12:40 pm - 1:17 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman. President's schedule -James D. ("Don") Hughes -Military ceremonies -Letter to Melvin R. Laird -Thomas H. Moorer -Military District of Washington, D.C. Unknown person -Karl E. Mundt -Bryce N. Harlow -Hyde Murray -[Unknown first name] Callum [?] -John N. Mitchell -John C. Whitaker -Harry S. Dent Mundt -Health -Senate seat President's schedule -California -Frederick L. Hovde dinner -Timing
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Indianapolis -California -Timing -Midway Island -Timing -Meeting with Nguyen Van Thieu -California -Timing -Productivity Council meeting -Budget meetings -July 4th -Florida -Hovde dinner -California -American Medical Association [AMA] convention -Timing -New Jersey -Maine -Bangor -Rockport -Travel -New Hampshire -Portsmouth -Maine -Weather -Logistics -Lodgings -Tricia Nixon Cox's wedding -Willy Brandt dinner -Rochester -Timing -Senate -House -Maine -New Hampshire -AMA convention -New Jersey Foreign Head of State visits -Blair House -Malik Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz al-Saud [King Faisal] -Anastasio Somoza Debayle
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
President's schedule -Maine -Portsmouth -Rochester -Helicopter travel compared to airplane travel -Portsmouth -Local press -Rochester -National press -AMA convention -Health proposals -Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR] -Doctors -Speech draft -West Point -Speech draft -Length -The President's editing Jack [surname unknown] -Federal Council for the Humanities -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] President's schedule -AMA convention -Portsmouth -Maine -Bangor -Edmund S. Muskie -Hovde dinner -Chicago -Milk producers -Timing -Hovde dinner -Ohio -Automobile testing -Wright-Patterson Air Force Base -Senators -Hovde dinner -Purdue University -Crowd
Conv. No. 506-10 (cont.)
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Pictures -Press -California -Midway Island -Timing -Productivity Council meeting Radio speeches -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Flag Day -Peter G. Peterson -July 4th -Economy -Drugs -Television alternative -Arthur G. Linkletter -Draft -Future of US Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle -President's call Arts Council -Henry A. Kissinger -Leonard Garment -Constituencies -The Presidents speeches -Anecdotes -Rhetoric -Compared to Lyndon B. Johnson -Price President's schedule -Post Office -Winton M. (Red) Blount -July 4th -July 4th -Champlain, Illinois -University of Illinois -Honor America Day -Evening at the White House Conv. No. 506-10 (cont.)
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Celebrities An unknown person [Manolo Sanchez ?] entered at an unknown time after 12:40 pm. Delivery The unknown person [Sanchez ?] left at an unknown time before 1:17 pm. Conv. No. 506-10 (cont.) Polls -People's Republic of China [PRC] -United Nations [UN] -Louis P. Harris -George H. Gallup -Percentages -Harris -PRC initiative -Republicans -Percentages -Democrats -Percentages -Gallup -Republicans President's schedule -Call to William P. Rogers -Polls The President and Haldeman left at 1:17 pm.
Conversation No. 506-11 Date: May 28, 1971 Time: 5:04 pm - 5:08 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman and Alexander P. Butterfield; the recording begins while the conversation is in progress when. Peter G. Peterson
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Henry A. Kissinger -Meeting with the President -Speech Butterfield left at an unknown time before 5:07 pm. Possible appointments -John W. Gardner [?] -Charles L. Schultze -Gardner -Democrat candidates -Schultze The President left at an unknown time before 5:07 pm Butterfield and Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 5:04 pm. Copies of speech -The President -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Kissinger -Time -Kissinger -The President -Delivery of copies -Ehrlichman Ehrlichman left at 5:07 pm. The President entered at an unknown time after 5:07 pm. Speech -Changes -Kissinger's recommendations Butterfield and Bull left at 5:08 pm.
Conv. No. 506-10 (cont.)
Conversation No. 506-12
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: May 28, 1971 Time: 5:10 pm - 5:12 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Location of items Conv. No. 506-11 (cont.) Butterfield left at 5:12 pm.
Conversation No. 506-13 Date: May 28, 1971 Time: 5:27 pm - 6:50 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Changes in draft of speech at West Point -Kissinger's recommendations -Vietnam War -Reading of speech -Middle East truce -People's Republic of China [PRC] -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Vietnam -Peter G. Peterson -John D. Ehrlichman -Peterson -Wording
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COUNTRY
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An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 5:27 pm and left at an unknown time before 5:40 pm. -Vietnam -Importance of speech -Military -J. William Fulbright -Speeches -West Point -Colorado Springs -Annapolis -Newport -Kennedys The Soviet Union -Cuba -Submarine tender -Submarine -Missiles -US response -Press conference -1962 understanding -Weapons
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SOVIET UNION
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-US response -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -H.R. (Bob) Haldeman -Tone -Summit -Timing of announcement Vietnam -Nguyen Van Thieu -News coverage -Troop levels -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Melvin R. Laird -US Combat role -Appropriations
Conv. No. 506-13 (cont.)
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-Peace offer
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****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 20 [Federal Statute] [National Security] [Duration: 1m 9s ] Conv. No. 506-13 (cont.) CHINA
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Changes in speech -Last paragraph -Wording Rose Mary Woods entered at 5:40 pm. Speech [?] -Typing Woods left at an unknown time before 5:42 pm. Speech -William P. Rogers -Testimony -Hearings -Andrews -Raymond K. Price, Jr. Haldeman entered at 5:42 pm. President's schedule -West Point -William C. Westmoreland -Commandant -Alumni -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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-Gen. James D. ("Don") Hughes -Haig -Gen. George A. Lincoln -Col. Richard W. Streiff Schedule -Kissinger
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Kissinger left at 5:44 pm. John N. Mitchell entered at 5:44 pm. Domestic Council Blackjack statement -Press conference
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Missouri -George W. Romney -Speeches -Mitchell -Legal -Political -Attorney General -Law -Robert F. Kennedy -Public
Conv. No. 506-13 (cont.)
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Walter J. Hickel -Ambassadorial appointment -Siberia -Soviet Union -Trans-Siberian Pipeline -Ted Stevens -Conversation with Mitchell
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22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:44 pm and 5:51 pm] [Conversation No. 506-13A] Conv. No. 506-13 (cont.) [See Conversation No. 3-183] [End of telephone conversation]
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[The President talked with Woods between 5:51 pm and 5:52 pm] [Conversation No. 506-13B] [See Conversation No. 3-184] [End of telephone conversation]
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Japan -Free trade -David M. Kennedy -Peterson -Kennedy -Forthcoming negotiations -Textile representatives -Negotiations -Harry S. Dent -Textile representatives -Kennedy's trip to Japan -Peterson -Free trade
Conv. No. 506-13 (cont.)
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Richard J. Daley -Otto Kerner -Seventh Circuit Court -Wiretap problems -Chicago conspiracy trial -Commission report -Milton S. Eisenhower -Racial war -Sol M. Linowitz -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Illinois -Indictment
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Conv. No. 506-13 (cont.)
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Dwight D. Eisenhower -William E. Jenner -Gen. George C. Marshall -Trip to Indiana -Jenner -Jenner -Compared to George C. Wallace -Wallace -Governors -Speech -Tom Bigby -Newspapers
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25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Immigration and Naturalization Service -Cubans Internal Revenue Service [IRS] -James Stallman -Audits -IRS employee -John B. Connally
Conv. No. 506-13 (cont.)
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Louie B. Nunn -Appointment -Department of Agriculture -Clifford M. Hardin Cabinet and staff -Conservatives -Mitchell -Connally -Maurice H. Stans -George P. Shultz -Robert H. Finch -Donald H. Rumsfeld -George W. Romney -John A. Volpe -Elliot L. Richardson -James D. Hodgson -Stans -William P. Rogers -Laird
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Rogers C.B. Morton -Nunn -Hardin -Purdue University -Volpe
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Cabinet changes -Department of Agriculture -Hardin -Nunn -Hardin -Nunn -Office of Emergency Preparedness [OEP] -National Security Council [NSC]
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27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
John Hay Whitney -Ambassadorship -Kentucky Derby -Spanish Ambassador
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James R. (Jimmy) Hoffa -Jail -Pardon -Frank E. Fitzsimmons -Teamsters Union -Fitzsimmons -Teamsters -Jail
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WOODS ENTERED AT 6:45 PM
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28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
********************************************************************** Woods left at an unknown time before 6:48 pm. Television -Lawsuit -Timing -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] case -Viacom Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 6:45 pm. -Federal Communications Commission [FCC] -Vote -Dean Burch -Decision -CBS -Burch -Appeal -Burch President's schedule -Meeting with policemen -Mitchell -J. Edgar Hoover -Conversation with the President -Mitchell -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] Haldeman and Mitchell left at 6:48 pm. President's schedule -State dinner The President and Butterfield left at 6:50 pm.
Conv. No. 506-13 (cont.)
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 506-14 Date: May 28, 1971 Time: Unknown time after 6:50 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men (Secret Service?) met. Presidents location -Residence This recording was cutoff at an unknown time.