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Date: 
Jul 21, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 541-1 Date: July 21, 1971 Time: 2:53 pm - 2:54 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Miss Lund, secretary to J. Curtis Counts. J. Curtis Counts -Efforts to settle telephone strike -George P. Shultz and James D. Hodgson Baseball -Counts' background as All-American baseball player at the University of California at Los Angeles [UCLA]
Conversation No. 541-2 Date: July 21, 1971 Time: Unknown after 2:52 pm until 5:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman at an unknown time after 2:52 pm. J. Curtis Counts -Secretary -Background -All-American baseball player at University of California at Los Angeles [UCLA] [The President talked with Willie J. Usery between 2:54 pm and 2:56 pm] [Conversation No. 541-2A] [See Conversation No. 6-175] [End of telephone conversation]
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Usery -Character of people -Effects of wealth and education -Beliefs -Causes of war The President's schedule -Forthcoming trip to California -Use of time -Use of time
Conv. No. 541-2 (cont.)
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-Attendance at Washington Senators baseball game -Compared to attendance at All-Stars game -Newspaper coverage Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:55 pm. Meeting with John B. Connally Bull left at an unknown time before 3:01 pm. Alternatives of economic action The Presidents schedule Connally, George P. Shultz, John D. Ehrlichman and Charles W. Colson entered at 3:01 pm. [General Conversation]
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The economy -Possible action -Issuance of Treasury bonds -Interest rate -Income -Public perceptions -Savings bonds Conv. No. 541-2 (cont.) -Bonds -New York -Purchase of bonds in support of causes -Israel -Environment -Science exploration, cancer research -Effect on money markets -Appeal for investment in the United States -Number of people involved in savings bond drive -Effect on budget -Methods of setting up new program -Funding for future programs -Peter G. Peterson -Applied research efforts -Inspiration of the public -Contrast to taxation -Spirit -Interest subsidies -Direct subsidies -Maritime industry -Differences in approach between the US and foreign countries -Bond sales as fundraising alternative -Comparison to school and other local bonds -Domestic programs -Expenditure -Public opinion -Environment -Market tests -Comparison to automobile tests -Conservative approach -John Kenneth Galbraith -Connallys enemyprinciple -Issue of economic control
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-Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy, Hubert H. Humphrey, Edmund S. Muskie -Attitude toward wage and price control -Connallys testimony -Response to Galbraith -Spokesperson for the left wing of the Democratic party -Permanent wage and price controls -Arthur F. Burns Conv. No. 541-2 (cont.) -British approach contrasted with the US -Wage-price controls -Response to Galbraith, Democrats -Attempts to force repudiation by Democratic candidates -Effects of 1953 agricultural action -Secretary of Agriculture -Brandon Marme plan -Controlled economy -Totalitarian economies -Office of Price Administration [OPA] -Productivity Commission meeting -George Meanys cooperation -Tenure -Relationship to administration -Executive Council, trade council, Teamsters -Popularity of unions -Union leaders opposition to administration -Administrations courting of rank-and-file -Productivity Commission meeting -September, 1971 -Planned issues -Meanys role -Shultzs proposed meeting with Meany -Job conference -Partisan attack -Support for Muskie, Humphrey, Carl B. Albert -Opposition to the President -Meanys speech -Support for administrations foreign policy -Opposition to administrations economic policy -Productivity Commission -Perceptions -Press
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Labor issues -Union members -Appeal to the rank and file rather than the leaders -US position in the world -Rank and file -Practical concerns -Jobs -Educational level Conv. No. 541-2 (cont.) -Contributions -Compared to the US leader class -Patriotism -H. G. Wells' view of history -Effects of higher education -Attitude toward issues -Drugs, crime, national defense, US supremacy -Compared to Britain, France, Germany -Japan -Comparison to the President's generation -Attitude towards the Peoples Republic of China [PRC] initiative -Reasons -Labor leaders -Meany, Frank E. Fitzsimmons, Peter J. Brennan -Background -Comparison with farmers -Need for support in maintaining US supremacy -Communist countries -Compared to university president -Kent State -Compared to science advisors groups -Compared to businessmen -New managerial class -Compared to religious leaders -William F. (Billy) Graham -Compared to journalists -Rank and file attitude towards the US, the President -Labor leaders -Meany -Fitzsimmons -Brennan -Need to fight labor perceptions on economic issues
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Union members -US moral crisis -The Presidents view -Sources of support for the President -International issues -The Vietnam war -Demonstrators in Washington Conv. No. 541-2 (cont.) -Working class people -Cambodia -John V. Lindsay -Hard hat demonstrations in support of the President in New York City -Handling of economic opposition -Strike settlements -The President's calls to Usery, Counts -Counts meeting with longshoremen -Usery -Jobs conference -Rank and file support for the administration -Concern for jobs -Administrations position on unions -International issue -Trade -European community -Meany -Protectionist rhetoric -US jobs -Exports -The automobile industry -Peterson -Connally's speaking engagement, July 20, 1971 -Sift in job market -Importance of private sector -Role of unions -Sources of capital -Labor force -Increased number of women -Conflict between educated and uneducated workers -Competition with other countries -Japan -Administrations position
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-James D. Hodgson -Education -Colt Industries -Meany -Possible stance -Muskie -Peterson -Appeal to the rank and file Conv. No. 541-2 (cont.) -The President's image -Compared to Muskie, Kennedy, Humphrey -Comparison to Franklin D. Roosevelt's unique image -Upper class background -Appeal to the common man
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-Perceptions of blue collar taxpayers -Welfare issue -William L. Safire, Raymond K. Price, Jr. -The President's image -Differences from new leader class -Meany's comments -Connally's press conference -Response -Lockheed -Projections on 1972 labor vote
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[Personal Returnable] [Duration: 2m 43s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 ********************************************************************** Conv. No. 541-2 (cont.) Special interest groups -The administration's relations with labor -Blacks -Meetings with the President in the White House -Opposition to Barry M. Goldwater -Jews -The President's schedule -Labor -Blacks, Jews -Contrast in effectiveness of meetings -Political action committees [PAC] -California's 1950 senatorial election -Taft-Hartley -Helen Gahagan Douglas compared with Richard M. Nixon -Effect on labor vote -Connallys enemy principle -Labor -Rank and file reactions compared to labor leaders -Support for the President in foreign policy and national security issues -The economy -Connallys enemy principle -Comparison of Roosevelt and John L. Lewis; John F. Kennedy, Jr. and James R. Hoffa -Administrations strategy -Galbraith -Relations with labor -Wage and price controls -Meany Wage and price controls -Administrations strategy -Government role
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-The Presidents view -OPA -Examples of socialized economies in other countries Labor -[Unintelligible name] as target -Labor relations in the past Conv. No. 541-2 (cont.) -Lewis, Harry Bridges -The President's meetings with Brennan and others -Teamsters Union official from California -Anecdote from the 1950's -California -Example of [unintelligible name] -Undersecretary of Labor -James P. Mitchell -[First name not known] Peterson of construction and builders union -Painters Union -Longshoremen -Electrical union -(Albert J.)? Fitzgerald -Internal Revenue Service investigation -Union practices in the past -Mineworkers -California -Democratic registration efforts -Blacks, Hispanics -Focus on minorities -Comparison to Connally's experiences -Possible successors to Meany -[Joseph] Lane Kirkland, Joe Baron -I.[lworth] W. Abel -Settlement of labor disputes -The President's conversation with Usery -Effectiveness of the President's meetings -Productivity and wage issues -Settlement of the postal strike -Winton M. (Red) Blount -Signal to other unions Privatization -Manpower program
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-Daycare centers -Private industry compared to Federal government The aged -Concerns -White House conference -Social security -Arthur F. Burns -Presentation Labor -Communication -The President's meeting with Teamsters officials, Brennan -Support for presidents foreign policy -The Teamsters The PRC initiative -Connally's conversation with Hamilton Fish, Sr. -Connallys conversation with Hamilton Fish, Jr. -Praise for the President's action -Anecdote about Roosevelt -Anecdote about Alexander Hamilton -Forthcoming book -George Washington's farewell address Ehrlichman, Shultz, and Colson left at 4:35 pm. Labor -Economic issues -Approach to handling labor leaders, rank and file -Number of new jobs -The President's foreign policy accomplishments -Quotas -Lockheed -Tax reform -Alleviation of burden on the working man The President's conversation with Ehrlichman, July 20, 1971 Spiro T. Agnew -Bryce N. Harlow's analysis
Conv. No. 541-2 (cont.)
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-Possibility of resignation from office -January 1972 -Nomination of successor by the President with confirmation by the Senate [The President talked with George H. Mahon between 4:40 pm and 4:46 pm] [Conversation No. 541-2B] Conv. No. 541-2 (cont.) [See Conversation No. 6-177] [End of telephone conversation] [The President talked with the White House Operator at an unknown time between 4:46 pm and 5:04 pm. [Conversation No. 541-2C] [See Conversation No. 6-178] [End of telephone conversation] [The President talked with an unknown person [Ehrlichman?] at an unknown time between 4:46 pm and 5:04 pm. [Conversation No. 541-2D] Request for conversation with Paul Wilson -Mahons staff -Testimony of appropriations bill -Hodgson [End of telephone conversation] Appropriations -Public service funding
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6 ********************************************************************** Conv. No. 541-2 (cont.) US foreign policy -Changes in climate -The PRC initiative -Support by people like Galbraith -The Vietnam war -Decline in prominence of issue -Possible US-Soviet Union [USSR] summit in May 1972 -Liberal perceptions -Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1956 heart attack -Adlai E. Stevenson -Nixons vice presidency compared to Agnew -The PRC initiative -Henry A. Kissinger -Unexpected nature of July 15, 1971 announcement by the President -Speculation as to focus prior to speech delivery Vice Presidency -Connally -Goals -Role and duties of Vice President -Connallys view -The Presidents view -Unprecedented nature of the President's relations with Connally -Comparisons with previous administrations -Eisenhower-Nixon -John F. Kennedy-Lyndon B. Johnson -Johnson-Humphrey -The Vice President as the President's alter ego -Connally -Election and political aspects -Handling of duties while in office -Comparison with Eisenhower's second term -Agnew
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-Relations with the Cabinet -Successor -Cabinet members -Congress -Gerald R. Ford -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Ronald W. Reagan -Requirements -Agnew Haldeman and Connally left at 5:04 pm.
Conv. No. 541-2 (cont.)
Conversation No. 541-3 Date: July 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:04 pm and 5:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person. Instructions The unknown person left at an unknown time before 5:07 pm.
Conversation No. 541-4 Date: July 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:04 pm and 5:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 6-179]
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Conversation No. 541-5 Date: July 21, 1971 Time: 5:07 pm - 5:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. The President's telephone call to John W. Rollins -Rollins' location
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Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 5:07 pm. Stanley H. Bear -Departure from service at the White House -The President's schedule -Bear's schedule
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Rose Mary Woods left at 5:15 pm.
Conv. No. 541-5 (cont.) Conversation No. 541-6 Date: July 21, 1971 Time: 5:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Schedule for meeting Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 5:15 pm. Request Bull left at an unknown time before 5:21 pm.
Conversation No. 541-7 Date: July 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:15 pm and 5:21 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:21 pm.
Conversation No. 541-8 Date: July 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:15 pm and 6:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman and Alexander P. Butterfield. Items for the President's signature Schedule
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-July 22, 1971 -The President's meetings Butterfield left at 5:28 pm. John B. Connally -Reaction to Vice Presidency possibility
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-Comparison to Treasury Department situation -White House staff structure -National Security Council [NSC], Secret Service, Domestic Council -Haldemans view -Donald W. Riegle, Jr.s comments -Harper's magazine article by Richard Whelan -Connally's handling of job -Vice Presidency Vice Presidency -Speculation in the press -Cabinet members -Melvin R. Laird, William P. Rogers -Spiro T. Agnew's possible resignation -Perceptions -Connallys view -Newsweek article [An unknown person talked with the President at an unknown time between 5:22 pm and 6:19 pm] [Conversation No. 451-8A] [End of telephone conversation] The President's schedule -November 9, 1971 dinner -Agnew -Birthday Agnew -Possible resignation -Haldemans view -Bryce N. Harlows view -Possible job -Level of income -General Motors -Public relations -Real estate -Leslie Townes (Bob) Hope, Art Linkletter
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Foreign relations -The People Republic of China [PRC] initiative -Hamilton Fish, Sr. -Conservatives -Broad support for the President -John Birch Society -William F. Knowland -Taiwan The President's schedule -Robert H. Finch -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Paul W. McCracken
Conv. No. 541-8 (cont.)
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-Element of surprise in scheduling -Baseball game -Escort, transportation -Press -Trips to Florida -Compared to Lyndon B. Johnson -Preparations, arrangements -Amount of prior notice -Timing -Compared to Camp David -The President's trip to California -News summary -Perusal -Henry A. Kissinger -Haldeman's responsibility
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-Types of news events -John V. Lindsay's possible switch of party affiliation -Possible press conference -Briefing books -Patrick J. Buchanan -Kissinger -Possible questions on Vietnam, PRC -California trip Conv. No. 541-8 (cont.) -Staff traveling with the President -Kissinger -Rose Mary Woods
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-Press release of meeting with Connally July 21, 1971 -Topics of conversation The PRC initiative -Reaction -John Kenneth Galbraith -John W. Gardner (?) -Cyrus R. Vance -Kissinger -The President's role -Perceptions -Leadership -Compared to Dwight D. Eisenhower Schedule -Trip to California
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-Staff -Butterfield, Stephen B. Bull -Baseball game -The President's signing of autographs for children -Young boy's comment -The President's forthcoming trip to the PRC PRC initiative -Public knowledge of the PRC initiative -News coverage -Compared to Pentagon Papers -Compared to trout fishing Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 5:22 pm. Charles W. Colson to join meting Bull left at an unknown time before 5:50 pm. White House office space The PRC initiative -Impact on the public -Comparison to Pentagon Papers as topic -PRC isolation -Public fascination -Revolution -Appeal to youth -Handling
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-Colson Personnel -William P. Rogers' conversation with Haldeman -Frank Collins -Robert White -Herald-Tribune -Work -State Department Kissinger and Colson entered at 5:50 pm. Kissinger's meeting with Connally -The PRC Initiative -Vietnam war -Memoranda -Senior Review Group -Staff member's attendance -Charles E. Walker -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Minutes of meeting PRC initiative -Appeal to youth -Colson and Finch's work -Melville Stephens -Previous meeting with the President and John M. O'Neill -Assignment to deal with youth -Youth reaction to the PRC initiative -Probable settlement of the Vietnam war -Appeal of innovation in foreign policy -Responsibility for coordination of effort -Finch -Focus on other responsibilities -Stephens -Appeal to students -High school, college levels -Youths who are not in college -Regions -Appeal of issue -Haldeman's daughter (Susan Haldeman) -Stanford University
Conv. No. 541-8 (cont.)
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-London -Professor Gordon Craig -Student reaction -Craigs reaction -Importance of the re-election of the President -Henry Brandon's column in the Sunday Times of London -Reaction Conv. No. 541-8 (cont.) -Boldness of move, secrecy -Leadership -John F. Kennedy -Dean G. Acheson's view -Cuban missile crisis -Compared to the President's handling of Cienfuegos -Settlement -Robert F. Kennedy, Anatoliy F. Dobrynin's -Italy, Turkey -Cuba -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -Delay in issuing statement in support of initiative -Achesons letter to John F. Kennedy -Effect of youth reaction -Republicans -Lack of reaction -The President's meetings with Congressional leaders -Focus on complaints about the economy -Youth reaction -Forthcoming election, 1972 -PRC initiative compared to the Glassboro Summit -Aleksei N. Kosygin's visit to the the United Nations [UN] -Nikita Khrushchev's previous visit -The President's leadership -Reaction -Louis Harris -Presidential leadership -The President's image as the man of peace -Strength of image -Galbraith -Democrats -Focus on domestic issues -Galbraith -Cambodia, Laos
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-Focus on Agnew Youth -Focus of effort -The President's leadership -The PRC initiative -Press reaction -PRC -Forthcoming meetings -Kissinger -Chou En-lai Haldeman and Colson left at 6:13 pm. PRC initiative -Connally -Reaction The Vietnam war -Connally's comments -The North Vietnamese -The PRC initiative -Reaction -The President's image -Cambodia, Laos -July 26, 1971 meeting in Paris -Prospects -Timing -The President's schedule -California -Timing of possible announcement -Settlement -Alternatives -Paris Peace talks -Forthcoming PRC trip by Kissinger -October 1971 action -The PRC -Pham Van Dong -Transcript of previous meeting -Trend -The PRC initiative -US-Soviet Union [USSR] Summit
Conv. No. 541-8 (cont.)
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Kissinger's Conversation with Dobrynin -Visits by Cabinet members to USSR -Maurice H. Stans -[Forename unknown] Peterson The President's action on the PRC Conv. No. 541-8 (cont.) The President and Kissinger left at 6:19 pm.
Conversation No. 541-9 Date: July 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:19 pm and 6:23 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown persons talked to an unknown person.
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Instructions [End of telephone conversation] An unknown person talked to an unknown person at an unknown time after 6:19 pm. [Conversation No. 541-9B] The Presidents schedule [End of telephone conversation] [Pause] [Unintelligible] This recording was cut off at an unknown time before 6:23 pm. Conv. No. 541-8 (cont.)