519

Date: 
Jun 14, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 519-1 Date: June 14, 1971 Time: 8:49 am - 10:04 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Wedding -Public relations -Press accounts -Oliver F. (Ollie) Atkins -Washington Post story -Credibility of press criticism -Dan Rather comment -John A. Scali [?] -Explanation Presidents schedule -Visit of Israelis Support for President -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Melvin R. Laird -New York Times magazine article -Content -Vietnamization -Laird television appearance [?] -Coverage by press -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew Administration policy -Farm question -Clifford M. Hardin -John C. Whitaker role -Concern for question -Administration accomplishments -Bryce N. Harlow -Richard A. Moore role -Housing -Liberal
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Reaction to administration action -National Association for the Advancement of Colored People [NAACP] Pentagon Papers and control of classified material -New York Times story -Concern within staff -Leon E. Panetta -Release of classified documents -Alger Hiss case -Henry A. Kissingers staff -Leslie H. Gelb -Brookings Institution -Tom C. Huston -Brookings access to classified material -Security precaution -Administration action -Brookings classified holdings -Richard V. (Dick) Allen -Brookings staff -Morton H. Halperin and Gelb -Halperin status -William A. K. (Tony) Lake -Previous employment -Edmund S. Muskie -Gelb -J. Edgar Hoover -New York Times -Neil Sheehan -Herbert G. Klein role -Status -Use of classification system -Publishing of classified information by newspapers -Action against violators of the law -Timing -Kissingers staff -Kissinger visit to Brookings Institute -Democratic National Committee [DNC] -George P. Shultz role -Charles L. Shultze role -Intellectuals -Morality
Conv. No. 519-1 (cont.)
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Hiss case -Damage to administration by release of information -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Popular view of government credibility -Infallibility of President -Infallibility of President -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Pearl Harbor Conv. No. 519-1 (cont.) -Testimony by an admiral -Credibility of compromised information -Haig -Follow-up by media -New York Times publication -Chronological framework of New York Times story -Gulf of Tonkin -Reasons -Kissingers conversation with Max Frankel -Extent of information -John F. Kennedy role -Administration response to New York Times story -Access -Press loyalty to country -Damage incurred -Barry M. Goldwater -Reflection on Lyndon B. Johnson -Reflection on Walt W. Rostow -Origination of story -Possible political repercussions -Damage to Democrats -Administration response -Publication of administration story -Gelb -Huston role -Patrick J. Buchanan role -Victor Lasky role -Brookings role -Statement in Senate -Possible speakers -Goldwater -Robert J. Dole -Brookings rebuttal
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Effect of published story on Senate speech -Huston role -Leaks other than Pentagon Papers Haig Wedding -Replay of news coverage
Conv. No. 519-1 (cont.)
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American Broadcasting Company [ABC] drug documentary -ABC request -Filming of behind the scenes meetings -Method -Timing of release -White House input -Intrusion of equipment -Comparison with Kennedy documentary of Wallace School Decision -Effect of technique -Removal of objectionable scenes -Producer -Scali role -Public relations benefits Meeting with new appointees -Use of Presidents time -Benefits -Restriction of meetings to secretaries -John A. Volpe
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Presidents schedule -Other meetings -National Association of Real Estate Brokers [NAREB] -National Association of Home Builders [NAHB] -Charles W. Colson -Peter M. Flanigan Conv. No. 519-1 (cont.) -Presidents standing with business -Legislation -George S. McGovern-Mark O. Hatfield -Agnew -Camp David weekend -Upcoming Florida and California trips -Timing -Midway Island -California meetings -Participants -Shultz people -John B. Connally [?] people -Length of meetings -Value of meetings -Scheduling -Budget meetings -Timing -In relation to Camp David trip -Amount of material to be covered
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-Return to Washington for meetings
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Announcement on Rochester trip -Airport arrival
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Conv. No. 519-1 (cont.)
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-Budget meeting -Length -John D. Ehrlichman -California meeting -Content -Timing -Chicago trip -Timing of departure -Inclusion of other meetings -Advantages -Timing -Minot Island, Maine trip -Cancellation -Florida trip
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7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Weather Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 9:40 am -Florida trip -Stephen B. Bull Conv. No. 519-1 (cont.) Butterfield left at 9:43 am -Florida trip -Alternative to Maine
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Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 9:44 am ABC drug documentary -White House control Ziegler left at 9:45 am -Zieglers role -Scalis role Presidents schedule -Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixons schedule -July commitments -Summer schedule -Press conferences
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Rochester visit -Use of prime time -Ratings in the summer -Television time -Wedding -Drug movie -Presidents upcoming meeting with American Association of Retired Conv. No. 519-1 (cont.) Persons [AARP] -Cancellation -Need for decision -Public relations -Benefits -Television overkill -Press conferences and Presidents position -Need for California press conference -Timing -Roger Milliken meeting with John N. Mitchell -Milliken request for meeting with President -Peter G. Peterson, Harry S. Dent meeting with President -Handling of textile talks -David M. Kennedys view -Connallys role -Mrs. Nixons schedule -Willy Brandt dinner -Rochester -Winton M. (Red) Blount dinner -AARP meeting
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9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-California -August 8th commitment -Midway Island meeting -Press conference
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Rose Mary Woods entered at 10:00 am -Drug meeting with ambassadors -Jack [Surname unknown] Haldeman left at unknown time after 10:00 am
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Woods left at 10:04 am
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 519-2 Date: June 14, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:04 am and 10:06 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person [Stephen B. Bull?] Presidents schedule -Appointment with John D. Ehrlichman The unknown person [Bull?] left at unknown time before 10:06 am Conv. No. 519-1 (cont.)
Conversation No. 519-3 Date: June 14, 1971 Time: 10:06 am - 10:07 am Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman Personnel -Changes -Richard M. Helms The President and Ehrlichman left at 10:07 am
Conversation No. 519-4 Date: June 14, 1971 Time: 11:56 am - 12:17 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Peter G. Peterson, Harry S. Dent, and Peter M. Flanigan
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Trade negotiations -Frederick B. Dent role -Tariffs -Taiwan -Bryce N. Harlow -Acceptance of terms -Wilbur D. Mills -Quota bill effort -Roger Milliken -Division of industry -F. B. Dent -Acceptance of terms -Military concessions -Melvin R. Laird -Tax on Japanese -Quota bill -Effect of Harlow scenario -President-Mills political battle -Commitments from industry -Dismissal of quotas -Deal without commitments -Explanation to industry -Public relations -Legislative -Reason for H. S. Dent-Peterson-Flanigan meeting -Possible meeting with President-John N. Mitchell-John B. Connally -Millikens desire for meeting with President -Meeting with Mitchell -David M. Kennedy in South Korea -Taiwanese position [on tariffs] -Japanese -Number of categories -Imposition of terms -Benefits to Japanese -Need for industry cooperation -Benefits of terms -Congress -Election-year views -John W. Byrnes -Rollback of unfavorable terms
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-US position -Mills role -Arrangements with Japanese -Military sales incentives -South Korea -Laird -Henry A. Kissinger input -US strategy -Congressional support -F. B. Dent -[Robert C.?] Jackson role -Millikens support -Political situation -Verbal support -Presidents position -Need for action -Agriculture forces -South Carolina -North Carolina -Textile forces -Peoples Republic of China [PRC] trade -Kissinger -Agriculture -Implementation of bill -Mitchell role -Long-term interests of various parties -Milliken -Congressional factions -Jacob K. Javits -Effect of bills passage -Shoe tariff -Tariff terms -Kennedy -Need for some progress -Mills ideas -Benefits Peterson, et al. left and Stephen B. Bull entered at 12:15 pm Presidents schedule -Robert A. Taft, Jr.
Conv. No. 519-4 (cont.)
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Helene (Colesie) Drowns location The President and Bull left at an unknown time before 12:17 pm
Conversation No. 519-5 Date: June 14, 1971 Time: 12:17 pm - 12:26 pm Location: Oval Office Conv. No. 519-4 (cont.)
Stephen B. Bull, Jayne B. Spain, John Spain, Jeffry Spain, Kim Spain, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mayer, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sharek, Robert A. Taft, Jr., Robert E. Hampton, and Potter Stewart entered General conversation -Cost of office items The President entered at 12:19 pm Arrangement for swearing-in Swearing-in Hiring of women -Civil Service Commission -Complaints against sex discrimination Gift presentation -Rogers C. B. Morton Presidents schedule -William P. Rogers J. B. Spain, et al. left at 12:26 pm
Conversation No. 519-6
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: June 14, 1971 Time: 12:26 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents schedule -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -William P. Rogers Bull left at 12:26 pm
Conversation No. 519-7 Date: June 14, 1971 Time: 12:26 pm - 1:09 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with William P. Rogers General Alexander M. Haig, Jr.s efforts Pentagon Papers -Administration comment -Reflection on government employees -Presidential integrity -New York Times responsibility -Brookings Institution role -Leslie H. Gelb -Melvin R. Laird press conference Haig entered at 12:27 pm -Content -McNamara Study question -Relevance to current situation -Brookings Institution role -Gelb
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Haig call to Walt W. Rostow -Lyndon B. Johnson -Implications for Johnson -Reason for call -Haigs previous call to Rostow -Daniel Ellsberg -Background Conv. No. 519-6 (cont.) -International Security Affairs [ISA] [?] -Research and Development [RAND] Corporation -Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] -Access to study -Gelb role -Morton H. Halperin role -[Name unintelligible] -Background -Ellsberg -John F. Kennedy role in Vietnam -Effect on Johnson -Dwight D. Eisenhower role -Limited risk policy -Kennedy view of Eisenhower policy -Speech on Laos -Eisenhower policy of noninvolvement -Lebanon -Possible questions -Ronald L. Ziegler -Administration review of Vietnam policy -State Department copy of study -Gelb -Theodore L. Eliot, Jr. -Access -Administration response -Study of Vietnam problem -Laird -Department of Defense [DOD] -Response to New York Times story -Other media -Noninvolvement
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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PENTAGON PAPERS
Conv. No. 519-7 (cont.)
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-Relation to Alger Hiss case -Congressional role -Comment on substance of leak -Awareness of study -Stance on publication of material -Feelings of press corps -Concern with disclosure -Comment on substance -Further study -Liberal action -Rostow -Johnson supporters Ziegler entered at 12:37 pm -Administration response -Expression of concern regarding publication -Precedent -Investigation -DOD -Laird request for Justice Department investigation -Expression of concern -White House awareness of study -Issue -Presidents action regarding Vietnam -Use of material
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Focus on Presidents policy -Nature of report -Completion -Focus on Presidents policy -Harm done to Prisoners of War [POWs] -Clark M. Clifford -POWs Conv. No. 519-7 (cont.) -Dealing with governments -Use of channels -Rogers press conference -Clarification of earlier Laird statement -Clifford -Xuan Thuy -Dr. David K. E. Bruce -US combat role in Vietnam -Casualties -Laird statements -Thuy -Defense of withdrawal operations -Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction [MBFR] -Navy concerns -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Previous questions -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Rogers meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -MBFR negotiations -George S. McGovern-Mark O. Hatfield effort -George D. Aikens comment -Democratic effort to take credit -Presidents efforts -McGeorge Bundy call to Henry A. Kissinger -Executive and Congressional responsibility -Past Congressional actions -Goals of Democrats -Rogers reference to Aikens remark -Bipartisanship regarding safety of troops and POWs -Casualties -Gratitude for bipartisanship -Presidents memorandum regarding Soviet Union -Brezhnev, Aleksei N. Kosygin, Nikolai V. Podgorny statements -US response
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Intent -Comparison to Jewish Defense League -Brezhnev speech -Content -Benefits of US reaction -Effect on NATO Allies -Effect on general relations -Arms limitations negotiations -Prospects -Focus of speech -Intent -US response -Intent of Presidents memorandum -Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Zieglers handling of press -Administration stand on Pentagon Papers -Presidents actions -National Security Council [NSC] -Number of studies done -Presidents new policy -Content -Presidents awareness of study -Nature of Presidents policy reevaluation -Policies of past administrations -Nature -Results -Presidents study of policies -Extent of participation -Use of facts -Study as one opinion -Presidents policy changes -Reference to Johnson -Publishing of classified information -DOD comment -Presidents policy -Success -State Department studies -Extent Ziegler left at 1:00 pm
Conv. No. 519-7 (cont.)
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Personnel matters -Bruce -Robert F. Ellsworth -Departure -Replacement -Douglas MacArthur, II -MacArthur replacement -Joseph M. Luns -Second-in-command -NATO -Bruce -Foy D. Kohler -Schedule for departure -NATO Impact -Peter M. Flanigan -MacArthur -Willy Brandt [?] -Bureaucratic skill -Ellsworth -Bruce
Conv. No. 519-7 (cont.)
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GREAT BRITAIN
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Presidents travel schedule -General Nguyen Van Thieu -Scheduling -Talk to Ellsworth F. Bunker
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Combat situation -Bunker preparations -Combat situation -Laos -Defense tactics -Offensive action -Wilbur D. Mills -US role -South Vietnamese role -Kissinger -Laird -Thieu -Forthcoming meeting -Criticism -Bunker assessment -Desire for meeting -Delays -McGovern-Hatfield complications Wedding pictures -Oliver F. (Ollie) Atkins skill -Film clips -White House Signal Corps unit Rogers press conference -Questions -Presidents schedule Rogers and Haig left at 1:09 pm
Conv. No. 519-7 (cont.)
Conversation No. 519-8 Date: June 14, 1971 Time: 1:10 pm - 1:30 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Middle East -Call to William P. Rogers -Timing -John N. Mitchell -Forthcoming press conference Presidents schedule Conv. No. -Meeting with Gerald R. Ford, John B. Anderson, and Leslie C. Arends 519-7 (cont.) -Timing -Congressional handling -Lucien N. Nedzi-Charles W. Whalen, Jr. amendment -Presidents line -John Sherman Cooper -Voting schedule -Henry A. Kissinger -Legislators schedule -Republican conference meeting in the House of Representatives, June 15 -Quadriad meeting -Timing -Kissinger -[David] Kenneth Rush meeting -Timing -Republican leaders meeting -Reason -Support unanimity -New York Times story -Influence on legislation -Mayors meeting -Revenue sharing steering committee
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22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Meeting with Republicans -Rush -Arthur F. Burns meeting -Handling of questions by White House -John A. Scali role -Ronald L. Ziegler role -Access to Vietnam study -Florida trip -Benefits Haldeman left at 1:30 pm
Conv. No. 519-8 (cont.)
Conversation No. 519-9 Date: June 14, 1971 Time: 1:30 pm - 1:44 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods
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Wedding -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] coverage -Tricia Nixon Cox -Picture
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Conversation No. 519-19 Date: June 14, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:44 pm and 2:59 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service agents?] met Presidents location -Executive Office Building [EOB] The unknown people [Secret Service agents?] left at an unknown time before 2:59 pm
Conversation No. 519-10 Date: June 14, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:01 pm and 3:02 pm
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents schedule Bull left and an unknown person entered at an unknown time after 3:01 pm Conv. No. 519-9 (cont.) Presidents schedule The unknown person left at an unknown time before 3:02 pm
Conversation No. 519-11 Date: June 14, 1971 Time: 3:02 pm - 3:29 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Greetings Bull left and John B. Connally, George P. Shultz, Paul W. McCracken, and Arthur F. Burns entered at 3:02 pm Greetings Weather
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25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Wedding -Network coverage -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] citation of various costs -Dan Rather demeanor Conv. No. 519-10 (cont.) -Edwin P. Newman, Barbara Walters -Connally interest McCracken report -Economic problems -Sluggish economy Manolo Sanchez entered at unknown time after 3:09 pm Refreshments Sanchez left at unknown time before 3:29 pm McCracken report -Economic problem -Prices -Inflation -Impact on polls -Polls -Domestic Council -Domestic information -Priority of attack -Inflation versus unemployment -Regional difference -West versus East coasts -Price reforms -Level of unemployment -Wage/price program -Retail sales -Seasonal variations -Psychological impact -Media coverage of economic stories -Production figures -Significance
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Federal Reserve Board -Commerce Department memoranda -Production index -Input -Trend in personal income figures -Timing of government measures -Past measures -1960 steel strike -Effect Connally report -Optimism -Problems -Inflation -Interest rate rise -Early indications -First Pennsylvania Corporation -Smaller banks -Chase Manhattan Bank -Bank of America -Prime rates -Reasons -Money supply -Theoretical agreement -Fear of inflation -Labor costs -Gordon M. Metcalf -Recommendations -International Monetary Fund [IMF] rules -Possibilities -International remedies -International conference -Necessity of clear goals -United Nations -International situation -England -Germany -France -Japan -Common Market talks
Conv. No. 519-11 (cont.)
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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GERMANY
Conv. No. 519-11 (cont.)
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-US budget -Wage control moves -Public pressure -Proposals for a bill -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Abuse of economic powers -Timing of submission to Congress -Proposed contact with West German leaders -Willy Brandt -Egon Bahr -Rolf Pauls -Alex Möller -Karl Schiller -Construction industry -Wage/price bill -Intermediate efforts -Goals -Selective nature -McCrackens concerns -Inflation -Unemployment rate -Presidents concern -Feasibility of action -Public relations effect of anti-inflation moves -Wage and price freeze
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Other ways to accomplish goals -Cabinet committee -Problems -Wage and Price Board -Advantages -Political -Management/labor overtones -Davis-Bacon Act Conv. No. 519-11 (cont.) -Trends in wage costs -Productivity gains and labor costs -1970 -1971 prospects -Metals and construction industry wage settlements -1972 prospects -Upcoming contract negotiations -Longshoremen -General Electric -Fred J. Borch -Railroads -Airlines -Inflation -Expansion -Interest rate rise -Effect -Implications -Interest rates -Effect of short term rise -Inventories -Inflation -Effect of rate increase -Revenues -Deficit -Expenditure estimates -Legislation -Upcoming meeting -Veto strategy -Spending -Presidents efforts -Evaluation of legislative efforts -Budget manipulation -Shortcomings of Congressional efforts
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Administration counter -Budgetary maneuver -Inflationary fears -Effect -Stimulation of economy -Fiscal measures -Effect -Administration Money Side efforts -Internal Revenue Service [IRS] -Tax code -Production of jobs -Depreciation allowances -Timing -Defensive posture of administration -State of economy -Unemployment -Upcoming statistics -Tax reform -Schedule acceleration -Fear of inflation -National debt -Fiscal reasons -Unemployment rates -Alleviation -Price and wage front -Energetic advance -Halt in fiscal expansion -Effect -Confidence building -Interest rates -Impact next year -Emergence of a New World -Previous economic problems -Effect -Spread of trade unionism to public employees -Use of strikes -Effect on other workers -Changing of strike psychology -Need for new economic policy/firm action -Inflation -Progress
Conv. No. 519-11 (cont.)
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Unemployment -Wage/price effect -Wage Board Employee Bill -Reincarnation -Presidents action in past -Content -Presidents future action Conv. No. 519-11 (cont.) -Wage and Price Board -Wage and price freeze -Best approach -Burns view -Preparatory actions -Steel industry role -Role of Cabinet Committee on Economic Policy -Lifting of wage and price freeze -Simultaneous caveat -Necessity of conveying proper attitude to nation -Willingness to take strong action -Democratic interference -Administration response -Democratic attacks on the deficit -Amount -Inflation expectations -Effect -Impact on election -Interest rates -Money supply -Connallys view -Cabinet Committee on Economic Policy -Problem of timing -Need for timely action -Need for overt action -McCracken report -Timing -Steel negotiations -Presidents action -Discussions with steel industries -Credibility -Need for open options -Need for wage/price freeze -Wage and price freeze
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Cessation of Presidents powers -Application for reinstatement from Congress -Implications for timing of power use -Extension of power -Congressional contact -Contact with steel people -Unemployment and inflation -Tax relief bill -New spending requests -Deficit control -Wage and price freeze -Shultzs view Discussion with steel people -Shultzs role -William F. Hausman [?] -James D. Hodgson/J[ames] Curtis Counts/Shultz role -Meeting with President -Administration position -Steel problems -Recognition -Changes necessary -Administration help Labor problems -Longshoremens Union/Postal Workers Union -Post-strike behavior -Administration contact -Counts role -Productivity bargain -Electrical industry -Steel industry -Union demands -Cost of living raise -Cost problems -Work orders -Post-settlement administration strategy -Wage and price control -Cost remedies -Business participation in economic recoveries -1913-1914
Conv. No. 519-11 (cont.)
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-1933 -Cycle of recessions -Business concerns -Profit margins -Psychology -Pace of expansion -Wage and price controls -Treatment of administration by liberal press -New York Times -Lockheed Corporation Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 3:25 pm -Presidents schedule Butterfield left at 3:26 pm
Conv. No. 519-11 (cont.)
-Quadriad differences -National Railroad Passenger Corporation/American Track [AMTRAK] -Contact by aide of President -[Name unintelligible] -John A. Volpe -Discussion with railroad executives Next Quadriad meeting -Budget figures -Presidents meeting with Burns Interest rates -Comment by Quadriad officers Connally, Shultz, McCracken, and Burns left at 3:29 pm
Conversation No. 519-12 Date: June 14, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:29 pm and 4:30 pm Location: Oval Office
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with an unknown person [Unintelligible] The unknown person left at an unknown time before 4:30 pm Conv. No. 519-11 (cont.)
Conversation No. 519-13 Date: June 14, 1971 Time: 4:30 pm - 4:34 pm Location: Oval Office Stephen B. Bull met with Alexander P. Butterfield and James D. Hodgson Presidents schedule Wedding -Television coverage The President entered at an unknown time after 4:30 pm Presidents schedule The President, et al. left at 4:34 pm
Conversation No. 519-14 Date: June 14, 1971 Time: 5:30 pm - 6:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Woods left and Leslie C. Arends, Gerald R. Ford, Clark MacGregor, William E. Timmons, and General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. entered at 5:35 pm Greetings -John Cooper [?] Vietnam -Upcoming caucus -Previous conversation with Carl B. Albert -MacGregor -Analysis of votes -Lucien N. Nedzi-Charles W. Whalen, Jr. Amendment -Henry A. Kissinger -Democrats -Republicans -Alternative path -Relation to Presidents position -Presidents position -Talk with John Sherman Cooper -Coopers credibility -Negotiations -Status -Chances -Importance -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Interpretation of Congressional action -Negotiations -Status -Chances of initiation
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Notification of Congress -Incentive to talk -Factors involved -North Vietnamese -US-Peoples Republic of China [PRC] contact -US-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] contact -Strategic Arms Limitations Talks [SALT] talks Conv. No. 519-14 (cont.) -Effect on negotiations -Breakthrough possibilities -Dr. David K. E. Bruce -Last chance for talks -POWs -Drawbacks of Congressional efforts -Carl T. Curtis [?] -Political problems -Fear on part of Presidents enemies -Cambodia precedent -J. S. Cooper-Frank F. Church amendment -Edmund S. Muskie -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -Hubert H. Humphrey -Facts of involvement -Pentagon Papers -Democratic position changes -Muskie -Humphrey -Kennedy -John F. Kennedy -Fear on part of Presidents critics -Reasons for negotiations -Presidents efforts for Republican image -Effect on elections -Chances of negotiations -Responsibility of Congress for failure -Policy history of critics -Combat situation -US reduced role in ground combat -Drawbacks of Congressional action -Destruction of Presidents position -Future tactics -Present tactics
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-Rumors -Significance -Past use -Example of bombing halt negotiations -Movement -Clark M. Clifford efforts -Xuan Thuy -Strategy Conv. No. 519-14 (cont.) -Bruce -Effect on Presidents position -Cyrus R. Vance -Clifford -E. M. Kennedy criticism -Strategy -Reason for criticism -Alternatives to talks -Robert J. Dole -Revolution -Announcement -Congressional strategy on anti-war bills -Blanket opposition -Albert -[Thomas] Hale Boggs -Supporters of President -Reasons -View of Nedzi-Whalen Amendment -Opposition to President -Efforts against non-supporters -Senate situation -Milton R. Young -Leonard B. (Len) Jordan [Idaho] -Robert A. Taft, Jr. -Reasons for wavering -Taft -Ohio newspaper reports -Non-supporters -Albert -History of Presidents efforts -Troop withdrawals -Albert -Presidents fulfillment of promises
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-POWs -Bruce -Drawback of deadlines -Loss of bargaining chips -Effect on POWs -General effect of resolution passages -End of negotiations -Recall of Bruce -Position of Congressional leaders -Civil War -Relation to World War II negotiations -Taft Congressional schedule -Conference timing -Confirmation of H. R. Gross -Meeting of President and leaders -Timing -Length -Up-to-date reporting of floor status Pentagon Papers -Alger Hiss case -Whitaker Chambers -Publication of secret papers Congressional strategy -John B. Anderson -Contact with President -Senate leaders and House leaders -Taft -Robert W. Scott [?] -Problems of contact with President -Leaks -Negotiation announcement -Political impact -Eugene J. McCarthy -Christian Science Monitor editorial -Democratic leaders -Democratic strategy -Credit for ending war
Conv. No. 519-14 (cont.)
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-Strategy towards Herbert C. Hoovers administration -Charles Michelson -Lyndon B. Johnson -Lawrence F. OBrien, Jr. statement -Republican strategy -Elections -Negotiations Conv. No. 519-14 (cont.) -Impact of Congressional action -Albert -Action on amendments -Alberts vote -Scheduling of anti-war resolutions -George S. McGovern-Mark O. Hatfield -Effect of Senate vote on House -Contact with White House -Head-counting -Discipline of troops in Congress -Focus on outcome of war -Taft -Control of troops -Thomas J. Houser Ford, et al. left at 6:10 pm
Conversation No. 519-15 Date: June 14, 1971 Time: 6:10 pm - 6:45 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods
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Woods left and Henry A. Kissinger entered at 6:11 pm Conv. No. 519-14 (cont.) Presidents schedule -Meeting with [David] Kenneth Rush Kissinger conversation with Ronald W. Reagan -Briefing Message to Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Content -Answer -Content -Trip arrangements ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [National Security] [Duration: 29s ]
FOREIGN AFFAIRS
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Message from Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -State Department role -Content -Five Power Conference on nuclear matters -Delivery to President -Impact
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-Presidents Response -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Further discussion -State Department role -Dobrynin -William P. Rogers role -Possible outcome -Desirability of Five Power Conference -Chinese role -Preparation of response -Nature of Five Power Conference Rush meeting -Rush role in negotiations -Thanks for Rush role -Technical issues -Soviet presence -Discussion with Kissinger -Length of meeting -Discussion of German situation Willy Brandt meeting -Rolf Pauls -Rush -Necessity -Kissinger role -Brandt and Egon Bahr -Photographs Rush entered at 6:12 pm Greetings Secret negotiations -Reasons Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 6:12 pm Refreshments Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:45 pm
Conv. No. 519-15 (cont.)
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Secret negotiations -Reasons -Drawbacks of publicity -Soviet reaction -Rush role -Kissinger role -Berlin role in larger mosaic Conv. No. 519-15 (cont.) -Soviet reaction -Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction [MBFR] possibilities -Role of tension -Problems of negotiators German-Soviet situation -Berlin as key -US strategy -Role of other actors View of President -Handling of foreign affairs -New York Times US foreign relations -Location of activity -Soviet Union-US -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -MBFR talks -Impact -PRC negotiations -Vietnam -Public attention -Possible negotiations -Larger context -Europe -US-Soviet Union relations -Impact on Europe -US troop levels in Germany -Presidents decision -US-Soviet Union relations -European fears -Willy Brandt role [?]
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-PRC statement of support -Romania -Yugoslavia
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BERLIN NEGOTIATIONS
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-Soviet strategy -Larger context Presidents upcoming meeting with Brandt -Brandt optimism -Bahr -US desire for progress -Price
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS
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-MBFR -Brandt demeanor [?] -Election prospects in Germany -Free Democratic Party [FDP] strengths -Brandt -Economic picture -Productivity -Level -Unemployment -Maurice Schumann [?] -Berlin Agreement
Conv. No. 519-15 (cont.)
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BERLIN NEGOTIATIONS
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-Negotiations Rushs qualities Appreciation for Presidents time Rush and Kissinger left at 6:45 pm
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Conversation No. 519-16 Date: June 14, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:34 pm and 6:46 pm Location: Oval Office Conv. No. 519-15 (cont.) The President talked with the White House operator [See Conversation No. 5-66]
Conversation No. 519-17 Date: June 14, 1971 Time: 6:46 pm - 7:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods
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[The President talked with George P. Shultz between 6:46 pm and 6:57 pm] [Conversation No. 519-17A] [See Conversation No. 5-67]
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[End of telephone conversation]
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Stephen B. Bull entered at unknown time after 6:46 pm Bull left at an unknown time before 7:07 pm
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Letter to Woods for President -Pierre Rinfret Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 6:46 pm
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 7:07 pm
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The President and Woods left at 7:07 pm
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 519-18 Date: June 14, 1971 Time: Unknown between 7:07 pm and 11:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 11:59 pm
Conv. No. 519-17 (cont.)