554

Date: 
Aug 04, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 554-1 Date: August 4, 1971 Time: 11:38 am - 12:27 pm Location: Oval Office The President held a press conference. [See Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1971, pp. 849-861] [The press conference is in progress when the recording begins] [General conversation] Kenya -[Charles W. Bailey’s trip] -President’s previous trip [?] -Possible future trip -Automobile tour -Wildlife -Tanzania -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Julie Nixon Eisenhower and Tricia Nixon Cox Unknown journalist -By-line -Wall Street Journal Baseball -Unknown player -Game at Yankee Stadium -World Series -Elston Howard The press conference ended at 12:27 pm.
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 554-2 Date: August 4, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:27 pm and 1:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield and Ronald L. Ziegler. Press conference -Economy Busing -Ziegler recent press conference Press conference -Economy -Unemployment -Compared to early 1960's -Arthur F. Burns -Busing statement -August 3, 1971 -Spiro T. Agnew -Economy -People's Republic of China [PRC] -Length of conference President's schedule -Action papers Butterfield left at an unknown time before 1:43 pm. -Economy -Significance as issue -Wage and price freeze -Foreign issues -PRC and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Berlin -Vietnam -Forthcoming press conference -Ziegler’s possible comments -Negotiations
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-2 (cont.)
-Critics -Seven points -Le Duc Tho -Economy -Wage increases Instructions for Ziegler -Forthcoming press conference -Wage increases Jobs legislation -Congress -Clark MacGregor’s office -Need to stay in session Ziegler left at an unknown time before 1:43 pm.
Conversation No. 554-3 Date: August 4, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:27 pm and 1:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. President's schedule News conference -Analysis of questions -Economy -People's Republic of China [PRC] -Vietnam -Pakistan -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Conservative revolt -Busing -Benefit of infrequent news conferences -Spiro T. Agnew
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-3 (cont.)
-Economy -Arthur F. Burns -President's defense -Pay increase -PRC [Pause] Margaret Chase Smith -Conversation with Haldeman -Smith’s schedule -Possible meeting with the President -President's schedule -Possible trip to Bangor, Maine -Conflict with Smith’s schedule -Haldeman’s call President's schedule -Meeting with ambassador Henry J. Tasca -Henry A. Kissinger -Trip to New York ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 16s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ********************************************************************** Economy -Need to present administration position -Farm magazine editors -Opinion makers -William L. Safire
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-3 (cont.)
Kissinger entered at an unknown time after 12:27 pm. Press conference -Andrei A. Gromyko -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Conversation with Kissinger -Reference -Meeting with the President -Possible summit -Kissinger’s concern -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Gromyko US foreign relations -Forthcoming meetings -Timing -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] compared to PRC -Gromyko -Talks with the President -Invitation -USSR -Possible pressure -PRC -USSR -Bilateral agreement -PRC -Suggested letter -Leonid I. Brezhnev Press conference questions -Pentagon Papers -Agnew -Conservative revolt -United Nations [UN] vote -Vietnam -News bulletins -PRC -Forthcoming trip by President -Relationship to Vietnam -Economy -Wage and price board
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-3 (cont.)
-Inflation -PRC -Trip -Vietnam war -Vietnam war -Negotiations -PRC -Trip -Detente -Vietnam -Casualties -Impact of Cambodia, Laos operations -Economy -Vietnam Vietnam War -Negotiations -North Vietnam -Hanoi's statements -PRC -US -Le Duc Tho -PRC's statements -US military withdrawal -Kissinger's visit to Peking -Nguyen Van Thieu PRC -Possible purchases from US -Boeing 707's and 727's -Analysis -Long-term expectations -Announcement -Timing -Forthcoming trip by President -Relationship -[Forename unknown] Burger [sp?] -Size -Prisoners -Edward M. Kennedy's statement -Possible release
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-3 (cont.)
-Timing -President’s trip -Kennedy’s statement -Chou En-lai -Kennedy -Possible administration response -Public pressure Kennedy -Pakistan -Refugees -PRC -United Nations [UN] PRC -Forthcoming trips -Working group -Timing -President's press conference answers -Vietnam War -Importance as issue -Press conference -Seven points -President’s handling -Kissinger's actions -Press -Scrutiny Vietnam negotiations -Press -Speculation -Dobrynin Democrats -1972 election -Statement of principles Pakistan -William P. Rogers -State Department -UN meeting
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-3 (cont.)
-Publicity -As spokesman -Television image -Press conference -Cameras -William H. Carruthers -Glasses -Lighting ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 4s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 ********************************************************************** Rogers -PRC -Businessman’s reception -Administration -State Department -Pakistan President's schedule -Henry J. Tasca -John B. Connally Tasca -State Department -Capitol Hill Press conference -Vietnam negotiations -Seven points -Helen Thomas
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-3 (cont.)
-New York Times -Established channels Soviet summit -Timing -Relationship to PRC trip -Timing Middle East -PRC -Chou En-lai -Foreign policy briefing, May 1971 -USSR Kissinger left at an unknown time before 1:43 pm. President's schedule -Tasca -Schedule -Foreign Affairs Committee -George P. Shultz Cabinet meeting -Alexander P. Butterfield -Blue-collar workers -Connally -Economy -Agnew -Connally -George W. Romney -John A. Volpe -Maurice H. Stans -Shultz -Duration President's schedule -Connally -Forthcoming meeting -Shultz Economy
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-3 (cont.)
-Press conference -Profits -Unemployment rate -Instructions to Charles W. Colson -Dan Rather -Frank Stanton -Nixon trouble theme -News reporting -Foreign policy as issue -Difficulty President's schedule -National Business Council for Consumer Affairs -Meeting, August 5, 1971 -Location -Indian Treaty Room -Commerce Department, Consumer League, Federal Trade Commission [FTC], Food and Drug Administration [FDA], Anti-trust division of Justice Department -Participants -Donald S. Perkins -Jewel Companies, Inc. -Robert J. Keith -Pillsbury Company -Archibald McG. Foster -Ted Bate and Company -J. J. Riccardo -Chrysler Corporation -Edgar H. Lotspeich -Proctor and Gamble Company -Justin W. Dart -Grant G. Simmons, Jr. -Barron Hilton -Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis -Thornton F. Bradshaw -Atlantic-Richfield Corporation -V. J. Skutt -Stuart D. Watson -Dow Corporation -Donald Hall -Robert O. Aders
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-3 (cont.)
-President's participation -Press coverage -Working paper -Positives on economy -Press coverage -Bill signing -Appalachian Regional Commission -Economic Development Act extension -Jennings Randolph, John Sherman Cooper, Howard H. Baker, Jr. -Lockheed bill -Baker -Political matters -John N. Mitchell -Defense budget -Kissinger’s recommendations -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS], National Security Council [NSC], service secretaries meetings -Kissinger -JCS -Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Haji Abdul Razak bin Dato’ Hussain -Office call -Forthcoming trip, October 1971 -Canada -UN General Assembly -Speech -Rogers -Luncheon -President’s role -Meet and greet -Office press conferences -Frequency -Connally -Frequency -Preparation -Television -Depth of answers -Use of time -Forthcoming meetings -Cabinet meeting -Romney -James L. Buckley
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-3 (cont.)
-Farm magazine editors -Reception for supporters -Carl B. Albert -Girls Nation -Rudolph A. Peterson -Environmental report -Office press conference -News stories -Office press conference -Economy -Blue-collar workers -Herbert E. Kaplow -Burns -Request to see the President -Transcript -William L. Safire -Peter G. Peterson -Safire -Peter Peterson -Bohemian Grove -Peter Peterson -Compared to Safire Personnel -Clifford M. Hardin -Future plans -Rogers -Henry L. Bellmon -Bryce N. Harlow -Agriculture Department -Louie B. Nunn -Mitchell -Harlow's reaction -Farm credentials -Farm vote President's schedule -Connally -Peter Peterson Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:27 pm and 1:43 pm.
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-3 (cont.)
[Conversation No. 554-3A] [See Conversation No. 7-59] [End of telephone conversation] President's schedule -Nunn -[Grand Teton National Park] ceremony -Speech preparation -Washington, DC -Activity -Participation in park ceremony -Rogers C. B. Morton -[Illinois] State Fair -Defense budget -Meetings -NSC and JCS Haldeman talked with Connally at an unknown time between 12:27 pm and 1:43 pm. [Conversation No. 554-3B] [See Conversation No. 7-60] [End of telephone conversation] President's schedule -Connally -Signing activity -New Hampshire and Maine -New York -Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] -California -Yorba Linda -Park ceremony -Illinois and Ohio -Illinois State Fair -Park -Dallas
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-3 (cont.)
-Speechwriting -Illinois State Fair -Abraham Lincoln -Importance -Timing -Park -Governor [Richard B. Ogilvie] -Remarks -Greetings -Park -Activity -Forthcoming meeting Haldeman left at an unknown time before 1:43 pm.
Conversation No. 554-4 Date: August 4, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:27 pm and 1:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Request for Ronald L. Ziegler and Charles W. Colson Bull left at an unknown time before 1:43 pm.
Conversation No. 554-5 Date: August 4, 1971 Time: 1:43 pm - 1:55 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler.
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Conv. No. 554-4 (cont.)
Forthcoming press conference -Economy -Legislation -Clark MacGregor, William E. Timmons, John D. Ehrlichman -George H. Mahon -Congressional recess -Teenage employment -Timing of comments Office press conference -News reports -Wage and price board -Associated Press [AP] -Arthur F. Burns -Press reaction -Herbert E. Kaplow -Frequency -Preparation -Compared to televised press conferences -Control of questions -Helen Thomas -Frequency -Length -Press reaction -Clifford Evans -Appreciation for press conference -Charles W. Bailey, II -Africa trip -Jude Walinsky [sp?] -Use of television -Oval Office setting -Public speaking -Iowa -Timing -Frequency -Press expectations -People’s Republic of China [PRC] announcement Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 1:43 pm. Meeting with John B. Connally
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Conv. No. 554-5 (cont.)
Butterfield left at an unknown time before 1:55 pm. Press conference -Timing Butterfield entered at 1:50 pm. Meeting with Charles W. Colson Butterfield left at 1:52 pm. Press conference -Subjects -Timing -Subjects -Specificity or generality -Speeches -California -Timing -Location President’s schedule -Colson Ziegler left at 1:55 pm.
Conversation No. 554-6 Date: August 4, 1971 Time: 1:55 pm - 2:18 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Charles W. Colson. Press conference -Economy
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-5 (cont.)
The President talked with the White House operator at 1:55 pm. [Conversation No. 554-6A] [See Conversation No. 7-61] [End of telephone conversation] Press conference -Economy -John B. Connally -Industry -Wage and price settlements -Secretary of Labor [James D. Hodgson] -Reports -Political aspect -Connally meeting with Colson -Unemployment rate -Figure -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Dan Rather The President talked with John C. Stennis between 1:56 pm and 1:59 pm. [Conversation No. 554-6B] [See Conversation No. 7-62] [End of telephone conversation] Letter -President's instructions -Clark MacGregor -Dictation Economy -Unemployment rate -Press conference -Current figure compared to 1961-63 -Rather -Possible reporting
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-6 (cont.)
-Assessment of figures -Current rate compared to April - July 1971 -Married men -Veterans -Economic expansion -Colson forthcoming call to Frank Stanton of Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Rather's estimates -John W. Chancellor -People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip -Attitude toward administration -American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] -John A. Scali -Press relations -President’s previous meeting with business editors -Paul W. McCracken, George P. Shultz, Connally -Media bias -Time, Newsweek, New York Times editors -William L. Safire -Unknown person -McCracken -Maurice H. Stans -Hodgson -1970 election -Peter M. Flanigan -Spiro T. Agnew, Stans, Hodgson, Flanigan, Shultz, Connally -Nationwide tour -Meetings with business leaders -Editorials boards -Television -Press coverage -Time, Newsweek, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The Nation’s Business -Shultz -Time -Networks -Creation of editorial board -Psychological impact -Leading indicators -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -Retail sales, gross national product [GNP], housing starts, inventory,
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-6 (cont.)
inflation, unemployment -CPI -Compared to previous administration -John F. Kennedy -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Unemployment -Louis P. Harris -Work on issues poll -Talk with Lawrence F. O'Brien, Jr. -1972 election -Economy as political issue -Peace issue Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 1:59 pm. Unknown item for Colson Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:18 pm. -Gordon L. Allott's comments -Rather -Charles Percy -Illinois -Impressions -Compared to reality -Unemployment -Vietnam -Casualties -Press conference -Wage and price guidelines -Board -Business community’s views -Stock market -President's confidence -Press relations -Forthcoming meeting -Connally -Flanigan Pentagon Papers -John D. Ehrlichman, Egil G. (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr.
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-6 (cont.)
-Forthcoming Senate hearings -Appropriation -Possible political impact -Investigation -Material -Analysis -Unknown man -Political aspect -Sensitivity -Vietnam elections -Henry A. Kissinger -Subject -Ngo Dinh Diem -Coup -Interviews -W[illiam] Averell Harriman, Roger Hilsman, McGeorge Bundy -Timing of release -Vietnam elections -Kennedy administration officials ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 1m 17s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 ********************************************************************** Colson left at 2:18 pm.
Conversation No. 554-7 Date: August 4, 1971
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-6 (cont.)
Time: 2:19 pm - 2:55 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John B. Connally. Connally’s schedule -Forthcoming trip President’s schedule -Trips -Workload -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman Unknown reading material -Cartoon [?] Economy -Press conference -Connally's assessment -Foreign policy -Wage and price policy -Arthur F. Burns and George P. Shultz -Pay increase -Burns -Monetary and fiscal policy -Agreement with the President Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:19 pm. Shultz’s [?] arrival Bull left at an unknown time before 2:55 pm. -Duration -Left-wing theories -John Kenneth Galbraith -Performance or short-term -Need for enforcement procedures -Bureaucracy -Penalties -Secretary of Labor [James D. Hodgson]
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-7 (cont.)
-Negotiations -National Commission on Productivity -Forthcoming meeting -Enforcement -Government action -Connally’s line -National Commission on Productivity -Cooperation with Congress -Scope -Small and big business -Enforcement -Wage and price board -Need for action -Business -Negative impressions -News magazines -Wall Street -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -Leading indicators -Retail sales, silver standard, housing, construction, inventories -Unemployment rate -Figures -Estimates -Burns -Burns -Inflation -International market action -Gold window -French action -Impact on exchange rates -Belgium, Netherlands -Swiss -Swiss proposal -Two rate system -Penalties -French business -Dollar speculation -Dollar intake -Switzerland, Belgium, France -French action -Valery Giscard D'estaing's recent speech
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-7 (cont.)
-Holding dollars -Control on dollar speculation -Stock market -British -Japanese -France -West Germany -Dutch, Belgians -Impact of policies on US -International Monetary Fund [IMF] -Domestic economy -Psychological impression -Figures -Need for change -Prognosis -Connally's meeting with Charles W. Colson, Peter M. Flanigan, Paul W. McCracken -Pessimism -Congress and media -Negative factors -International conditions -Dollar's standing -Steel settlement -Pierre Rinfret's comments -Investment tax credit -Political strategy -Memoranda’s business -Wilbur D. Mills -Critics -Interest rates -Inflation -Money supply -Interest rates -Prime rate -Meeting -Connally and bankers -Lockheed -Bank of America -[Louis B. Lundborg] -Morgan guarantee -American Bankers Association
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-7 (cont.)
-Connally’s remarks -Interest rates -Investment bankers -Connally's remarks -Turning point -Change in attitude -Need to face problems -Congress -International -Defense -Space -Demobilization -Employment -International -Japan -US automobile industry -Ford, Chevrolet, Plymouth -Datsun, Toyota -Germany -Volkswagen -Textiles -President’s focus -Foreign affairs -Domestic affairs -Business community -Connally's recommended response -Timing -Japanese businessmen’s meeting -Possible cancellation -David M. Kennedy’s view -Dinner with the President -Forthcoming IMF and World Bank -President's press conference -Connally’s statement -Burns -Need to turn tide -Connally's stampede analogy -Lack of Congressional allies -Democratic Congress -Unemployment during Democratic administration -Lack of publicity
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-7 (cont.)
-Placement of blame -Michael J. Mansfield's statement -1960's conditions -Contact with Shultz Reorganization -Burns -Federal Reserve Board [FRB] -Fear of takeover by Treasury Department -Ash Council -Office of Management and Budget [OMB] -Shultz -Shultz’s suggestion -Burns -Control banker Shultz entered at an unknown time after 2:19 pm. Edwin S. Cohen's meeting with Connally -Larry Woodruff and Mills -Proposed tax program -Tax code -Timing -Import tax -Investment tax credit -Shipping taxes -Liberian, Panamanian, Greek ships -Shipping tax -Standard deduction raise -Value-added tax -Property tax reduction -Depreciation on new plant equipment -Cohen’s response -Morale of division -Connally's response -Woodruff and Mills -Similarity of views to Administration’s -Cohen -Previous tax bill -Interest in preparing law -House Ways and Means Committee
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-7 (cont.)
-Cohen Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 2:19 pm. ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 17s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 ********************************************************************** Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:55 pm. -Cohen -Interest in politics -Value-added tax Busing -Dallas -John D. Ehrlichman -President's statement [on Austin case, August 3, 1971] -Dallas -Press coverage -Administration plan -Importance -Austin Economy -Connally -Pressures for action -Rinfret -Tax reform -Negative impressions -News media -Time, Newsweek, New York Times, Washington Post
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-7 (cont.)
-Reaction to President’s foreign policy initiatives -1972 election -Partisan split -Foreign policy -People’s Republic of China [PRC] initiative -Democrats -Psychological recession -Unemployment -Inflation -Consumers -Business community -Attitude -Inventories -Publicists -Effects -Administration response -Wage and price controls -Consumers -Negative attitude -Time, Newsweek, Dun's, Rinfret, Fortune Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 2:19 pm. ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 9s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 ********************************************************************** Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:55 pm. Economy -Negative impressions -Business leaders and politicians
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-7 (cont.)
-Television -Dan Rather -Need to counteract -Proposed administration actions -Timing -President’s press conference answers -Wage and price board -National Commission on Productivity -Timing -Holding action -Congress -Return from recess -Budget -Blue-collar workers -House Resolution [HR] 1 -Symbolism -Fiscal restraint -Import tax, excise tax, investment tax credit -Investment tax credit -Percentage -Research and development -Budget -Space program cutbacks -Jobs -Manned space flights -Symbolism -Cost -Scientific value of flights -Manned space flights -H. R. 1 -Russell B. Long -Wage and price freeze -Import tax -Inflation -Enforcement -Comprehensiveness -Possible study -Possible leaks -Consequence -Recommendations -Jacob K. Javits and allies
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-7 (cont.)
-National Commission on Wages and Prices -Wage and price board -Connally’s view -Shultz's view -Problem of removal of freeze -Guidelines -Negative impressions -Wage and price freeze -Psychological effect -International -Stock Market -Newspapers -Chicago Tribune -Texas -Ohio -Iowa -Shultz's meeting with Senators -Gordon L. Allott -Colorado unemployment rate -Budget deficit -Administration’s response -Psychological terms -World War II analogy -Press -Ezra T. Benson -Symbolism -Wage and price freeze -Impact -Duration -Wage and price board -Price increases -Timing -Connally's recommendations -Separate imposition on as part of package -Political aspect -President’s view -Reasons for delay -Thorough analysis -Avoiding precipitous action -Congress’ return -Connally’s recommendations
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 554-7 (cont.)
-Forthcoming meetings -Japanese visitors -Finance ministers and central bankers -Consultation with governments -Closing gold window -Confidentiality -Peter G. Peterson -The President, Connally, Shultz -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Line -Budget -Controls -President's instructions to Shultz -Treasury, Commerce Departments and FRB -Equalization tax -Congress -Division of responsibility -Office of Emergency Preparedness [OEP] -Contingency plans -Wage and price board -Study proposal -Republican request -Testimony -Administration -OEP -Bureaucracy -Treasury Department -Internal Revenue Service [IRS] -Secret Service -Banks -Administration proposals -Woodruff -Excise tax -Property tax reduction -Budget -Revenue sharing -Future Congressional action -Personal exemptions -Investment tax credit -Mills -President’s bill
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Conv. No. 554-7 (cont.)
-Health insurance -Tax proposals -Health insurance -Timing -Strategy -Spending delay -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Significance -Connally’s metaphor -Wage and price board -Timing -Freeze -Political appeal Connally left at an unknown time before 2:55 pm. President’s schedule -Burns Economy -Public psychology -Burns -Statement -Democratic action -August 1971 -Burns Shultz left at 2:55 pm.
Conversation No. 554-8 Date: August 4, 1971 Time: 2:56 pm - 3:49 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry J. Tasca and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. President’s schedule
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Conv. No. 554-8 (cont.)
-Trip to New York Greece -Tasca’s testimony before House Foreign Affairs Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee -Democracy -King Constantine -Democracy -Ties and aid -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -West German aid -Military -Purges -Amendment -W. Stuart Symington, Claiborne Pell, Gale, W. McGee, James B. Pearson, J. William Fulbright -Tasca’s conversation with Wayne L. Hays -Election -George Papadopoulos -US pressure -Symbolism -Papadopoulos -Tasca’s contact -Election -Announcement -Timing -1972 -Democracy -Symbolism -Papadopoulos -Election -Forthcoming trip by Spiro T. Agnew -Timing -President’s friendship -Congress -Elections -Announcement -Timing -Amendment -Martial law -President's instructions
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Conv. No. 554-8 (cont.)
-Liberals -Announcement -Timing -US Congress -Agnew -Briefing by Tasca -Julie Nixon Eisenhower and [Dwight] David Eisenhower, II President’s schedule -Trip to New York Greece -Tasca’s future -President’s friendship -Congress Tasca and Haig left at 3:49 pm.