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Date: 
Aug 06, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 556-1 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: 9:42 am - 10:00 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. [The conversation was in progress when the recording began] Vietnam negotiations -Possible publicity -Possible settlement -Condition -North Vietnam -Acceptance of Nguyen Van Thieu -Timing -Vietnamese election -Possible publicity -Philip C. Habib -Xuan Thuy -David K.E. Bruce -Channels -Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters Pakistan -Frank F. Church statement -Massacre -Public opinion Vietnam negotiations -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Possible release -Timing -Relationship to possible settlement US-People's Republic of China [PRC] relations -Unknown person -Totalitarianism -Adolf Hitler -Benito Mussolini -Communists -Pragmatism
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-1 (cont.)
-Francisco Franco -Greece -Philosophical opposition compared to diplomatic relations -PRC -Barry M. Goldwater Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Summit -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Letter -Possible publication -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Channel -Aleksei N. Kosygin PRC -Tricia Nixon Cox and Edward R.F. Cox -Possible trip to Peking -Possible commerce with US -Boeing Corporation USSR -Kissinger's call to Gerard C. Smith -[Kama River truck plant contract with Mack Trucks, Inc] -Summit [Pause] Busing -President's position -Liberal’s -Mood of country -Increasing conservatism President's popularity -Visit to New York -Reception -Forthcoming presidential election -Nelson A. Rockefeller's assessment
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-1 (cont.)
US foreign relations -Kissinger’s forthcoming briefing -Five power concept -Hugh S. Sidey -Asia -Reassessment of policy -Combat [French journal] -Foreign commentary -US-Soviet relations -Peking National defense -Budget -Anti-ballistic Missile [ABM] limitations -Smith's proposal -USSR reaction -Domestic political reaction -Conservatives -Possible impact on Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 59s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 ********************************************************************** The President talked with an unknown person [H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman?] at an unknown time between 9:42 am and 10:00 am. [Conversation No. 556-1A]
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-1 (cont.)
President's schedule -Girls Nation meeting -Press coverage -News focus -New Hampshire [End of telephone conversation] ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 28s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 ********************************************************************** [Pause] Vietnam negotiations -Habib -Leaks -Bureaucracy -William P. Rogers -Habib -Possible publicity -Compared to PRC trip announcement -Effect on PRC President's schedule -Trip to Maine Kissinger left at 10:00 am.
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Conversation No. 556-2 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: 10:00 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man. President's schedule The unknown man left at 10:00 am.
Conversation No. 556-3 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: 10:00 am - 10:03 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with John B. Connally -Rudolph A. Peterson meeting -Congressional leadership meeting The President and Haldeman left at 10:03 am.
Conversation No. 556-20 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:03 am and 10:54 am Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service agents] met.
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-20 (cont.)
President’s location -Oval Office -Residence
Conversation No. 556-4 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: 10:34 am - 11:38 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [The conversation was in progress when the recording began] President's appearance before Girls Nation -Photograph session -President’s comments -President’s comments -Editing -Role of women -Thelma C. (“Pat’) Nixon -Women's liberation Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:34 am. Signature Maurice H. Stans Bull left at an unknown time before 10:37 am. President's schedule -Meetings John B. Connally entered at 10:37 am.
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-4 (cont.)
Connally’s schedule -Johnnie M. Walters -Internal Revenue Service [IRS] -Forthcoming meeting with Rudolph A. Peterson President's schedule -Peterson’s meeting US economy -Proposed actions -Strategy -Possilbe involvement of Arthur F. Burns, Paul W. McCracken, Peter G. Peterson -Secrecy -President’s recent conversation with Burns -Burns’ salary -President’s instructions -Burns as administration spokesman -Forthcoming Time magazine story -Timing -Congressional recess -People’s Republic of China [PRC] announcement -Letter -Task force -Timing -Announcement -Connally’s recent statement -Wage and price board -Polls -Recommendation -Timing -Need to show action -State Department appointees briefing -Comments by Connally and George P. Shultz -Inflation -Connally’s discussion with Time reporter [Larry Malkin] -Policy change -Objectives -Inflation -Employment -Policy change
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-4 (cont.)
-Malkin -Time story -Possible problem -Anticipation of Administration action -Tax measures -Budget -Shultz -Recommendations -Connally’s possible comments -Timing -San Clemente -New York Times article -Compared to PRC announcement -Pentagon Papers -Lt. William L. Calley -Vietnam -Michael J. Mansfield -Criticism -Effect of crisis -Public concern -New York Times article -Quoted -Timing -Effect of international monetary situation -Wage and price freeze -Wage Price Board -Name -Burns -Forthcoming meeting -Prices -Credit -Timing of action -Import tax -Possibility of Congressional approval -Wilbur D. Mills -Burns’s conversation with the President -Burns's conversation with the Japanese ambassador -Yen -Flexibility -Possible removal -Scope
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-4 (cont.)
-Compared to Payne-Aldrich Tariff -Psychological impact -Pierre Rinfret's recommendation -Speech -Need for action -President's position as leader -Wage and price freeze -Message to people -Work and competitiveness -Responsibility of labor and management -Studies -Timing -Congressional recess -Public move -Economic indicators -Unemployment rate -Retail sales -International situation -Effect on timing -Connally and Shultz meeting -Connally's schedule -Texas -Contact with the President -President's schedule -California -Shultz -Risk-taking -Possible international reaction -Package -Import tax -Jobs -Investment tax credit -Budget constraints -Wage and price freeze -Effect on US public -Republican goals -Fiscal responsibility -Determination to take action -Protection of US economy -Inflation -Unemployment
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-4 (cont.)
-International economic relations -President’s recent message to business State Department -Possible administrative change -US embassies -Economic ministers -President's conversation with William P. Rogers -Connally's talk with Rogers -Peter M. Flanigan -Peter Peterson -Economic minister -Treasury Department -Commerce Department -State Department -Foreign service officials -Economic views -Economic minister -Presidential appointment -Rank -Connally’s talk with Rogers -Foreign service -Compared to British -Compared to Japanese -Training US economy -Proposed action -Automobile tax -Effect of timing -Fall new model season -Television advertisement -New model season -Tax credit -Railroad industry -Need to help business -Tax bill -Veto -Poor -Football metaphor
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-4 (cont.)
President’s schedule -Rudolph Peterson Haldeman left at 11:06 am. Rudolph Peterson, Alexander M. Haig, Jr., and George H.W. Bush entered at 11:06 am; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Photograph session United Nations [UN] Development Program -Peterson's appointment -Timing -Paul Hoffman -Acquaintance with post -International organizations -Bush -Connally -Discussions with the President -Multilateral compared to bilateral aid programs -Political effect of multilateral action -Congress -Representation -Foreign governments -Hoffman's orientation -Compared to Peterson -The President, Connally, Bush -Congress -US public's view -US interests -President’s forthcoming meeting with Connally -Views -The President, Connally, Robert S. McNamara -US diplomacy -Compared to Japanese, Western Europe -Economics -Coordination in US government -Department of the Treasury -Connally -National Security Council [NSC] -Multilateral aid programs
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-4 (cont.)
-Treasury Department -Funding -World Bank -Inter-American Development Bank -Lack of US leverage -US contribution -President of Peru -Position -Possible change in US policy -Treasury Department -Bilateral relationships -Inter-American Development Bank -Brazil and unknown country -Treasury Department -Export-Import [Ex-IM] Bank -Peterson -Hoffman -Coordination with Connally -Inter-American Development Bank -Coordination of international aid efforts -Informal meetings -McNamara, development banks -State Department -Board of Directors -Ex-Im Bank -Burns -Henry A. Kissinger -Exchange of views -Agency for International Development [AID] -John A. Hannah -Dinner -Timing -State Department -Kissinger -McNamara -Pierre-Paul Schweitzer -International Monetary Fund [IMF] -Meeting -Timing -IMF meeting -McNamara
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-4 (cont.)
-Dinner -US policy -Representation in international bodies -Congress -Possible Congressional action -Wright Patman's comments -J. William Fulbright -UN Development Program -Hoffman -Reorganization -Administration support -Agencies -Contracts -State Department -Need for coordination -Country program basis -Compared to individual projects -UN -Public support -Coordination of US officials -Meeting [General conversation] The President's schedule -Nashua, New Hampshire Peterson, et al. left at 11:38 am.
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 556-5 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: 11:39 am - 12:02 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Leslie C. Arends, Gerald R. Ford, Robert P. Griffin, Hugh Scott, and William E. Timmons; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. [Rudolph A. Peterson] -United Nations [UN] Press Congressional session -President’s appreciation John B. Connally -Recent press conference -Comments -President’s opening to People’s Republic of China [PRC] Instructions for griffin -Automobile industry -Prices -Taxes -Need for Congressional cooperation -Wilbur D. Mills -Discussion with the President and Connally -Foreign competition -Budget -Charles E. Chamberlain [Photograph session] -Unknown person’s trip to New Orleans Economy -Possible actions -Political effect -Republican National Committee [RNC] -Meeting with Senators
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-5 (cont.)
-President’s press conference -Possible action -Effect -Business and labor -Enforcement -Analogy to Office of Price Administration [OPA] -Arthur F. Burns -Retail sales figures -Home sales -Unemployment rate -Full-time workers -Part-time workers -Michigan, California, Illinois, Ohio -Gordon L. Allott -Draft -Time limitation -Bill -Cloture -Timing Congressional action -Michael J. Mansfield -Appropriation bill -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -Employment -House Resolution [H R] 1 -Family assistance -Campaign spending bill -Jurisdictional dispute -Interstate Commerce, House Administration, Ways and Means Committees -Carl B. Albert, Harley O. Staggers, Mills, Wayne L. Hays -Bill -Interstate US concerns -President's trip throughout country -Ohio and New York -Generation of peace theme -Public reception -Vietnam
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-5 (cont.)
-Casualties -Current figure compared to previous one -President’s recent press conference -Unemployment -Relationship to Vietnam War -Economy -Foreign policy -Pentagon Papers -Effect on PRC trip -Henry A. Kissinger's role -Need to maintain secrecy -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Great Britain -France -Japan -Okinawa -Negotiations -Confidentiality -Foreign visitors -Senate -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Berlin -Vietnam -PRC -Press -PRC -Lawyer-client privilege Scott’s forthcoming trip to USSR -Possible meeting with Aleksei N. Kosygin -President’s recommendations -PRC -Confidentiality of channels -State Department -SALT -Berlin -Mutual and balanced force reductions -President’s possible visit to USSR -PRC Foreign policy
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-5 (cont.)
-The President’s record compared to previous administrations -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Goals -Timing -Griffin’s campaign -Vietnam -Economy -Employment Economy -Employment -Survey -Public opinion -Foreign policy compared to domestic policy Foreign policy -Vietnam war policy -Public support -PRC -Public support -Recommendations for Congressional speeches -Vietnam -PRC -Taiwan -United Nations [UN] -US goal -Averting threat to peace -Long-term benefit Economy -Inflation -Unemmployment -Administration’s intention to act -President’s recent press conference -Connally -Contact with Congressmen -Automobile sales -Trade -Most Favored Nation [MFN] status -Romania and Bulgaria -Vietnam War -Romania
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-5 (cont.)
-Nicolae Ceausescu -Bulgaria -East-West trade -Vietnam War Kama River truck plan contract with Mack Trucks, Inc. -Kissinger -President’s approval -Peters G. Peterson -USSR -Middle East -Kissinger's briefing -Griffin, Ford, and Arends Gift -Golf balls Arends and Timmons left at 11:59 am. HEW appropriation bill Busing -Administration's position -Blacks Lockheed vote -William V. Roth, Jr. and J. Caleb Boggs -Connally -President's call to Boggs -Clark MacGregor -Peter M. Flanigan -Dow chemical Ford, Griffin, and Scott left at 12:02 pm. Conversation No. 556-6 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:02 pm and 12:06 pm Location: Oval Office
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. President’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting -[Signing ceremony of the report of the Council on Environment Quality] -Attendees -Number -John C. Whitaker -Press Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:06 pm.
Conversation No. 556-7 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:02 pm and 12:06 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule -Briefcase -Materials for signing Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:06 pm.
Conversation No. 556-8 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: 12:06 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 7-64]
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Conversation No. 556-9 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: 12:06 pm - 12:13 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John C. Whitaker, Russell E. Train, Robert Cahn, Gordon J. F. MacDonald, and Alexander P. Butterfield; press photographers were present at the beginning of the meeting. Washington Post President's visit to New York -"No, No, Nanette" -Ruby Keeler -Bobby Van [Photograph session] -General conversation -Environmentalism -Clean air and water -San Clemente Rose Mary Woods [?] entered at an unknown time after 12:06 pm. -Texas, Oklahoma, Massachusetts Woods [?] left at an unknown time before 12:13 pm. Report Anecdote -Bert Andrews -New York Herald-Tribune -State Department coverage -John Foster Dulles -Illustration of environmentalism
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-9 (cont.)
Dinner -Unknown person's wife Unknown person President’s schedule -California Council on Environmental Quality staff -President's appreciation for work Presentation of gifts by President -Paperweights Whitaker, et al. left at 12:13 pm.
Conversation No. 556-10 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:13 pm and 12:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Signing documents -Pens -Michael J. Mansfield Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:15 pm.
Conversation No. 556-11 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:13 pm and 12:15 pm
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-10 (cont.)
Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 7-65]
Conversation No. 556-12 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: 12:15 pm - 12:16 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. The President's schedule -Memorandum -Unknown secretary Woods left at 12:16 pm.
Conversation No. 556-13 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: 12:16 pm - 12:17 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Wright Patman. [See Conversation No. 7-66]
Conversation No. 556-14
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: August 6, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:17 pm and 12:20 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule -Sequoia -Menu selection Instructions to Charles W. Colson Henry A. Kissinger Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:20 pm.
Conversation No.556-15 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:17 pm and 12:20 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 7-67]
Conversation No. 556-16 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:17 pm and 12:20 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 7-68]
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Conversation No. 556-17 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:17 pm and 12:20 pm Location: Oval Office The White House operator talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 7-69]
Conversation No. 556-18 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: 12:20 pm - 12:21 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Linda Davis. [See Conversation No. 7-70]
Conversation No. 556-19 Date: August 6, 1971 Time: 12:21 pm - 12:37 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. George H.W. Bush The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 12:21 pm and
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
12:23 pm. [Conversation No. 556-19A] [See Conversation No. 7-71] [End of telephone conversation] Bush -Schedule -Trip to New Hampshire -Barbara Bush President's schedule -Trip to New Hampshire -Nursing home -Governor of New Hampshire -Louis C. Wyman -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Other guests The President talked with Louise H. Dagney between 12:23 pm and 12:24 pm. [Conversation No. 556-19B] [See Conversation No. 7-72] [End of telephone conversation] President's schedule Henry A. Kissinger entered at 12:24 pm. Vietnam negotiations -James B. (“Scotty”) Reston's article -North Vietnam objections -George P. Shultz -Background briefing -Geneva Accords -Paris -US withdrawal
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-19 (cont.)
-Nguyen Van Thieu -Shultz -Xuan Thuy -US withdrawal -Timing People's Republic of China [PRC] -New York Times article -Xuan’s comment -Red China compared to PRC Orval H. Hansen Marvin L. Esch PRC -Comments about Kissinger -Admiration for intelligence -Comments about the President Vietnam negotiations -Reston article -Economic assistance -Xuan’s comments -Seven points -US withdrawal -Economic assistance -Kissinger’s meeting -North Vietnam line to USSR -US advisors -Aid -Xuan -US withdrawal -Timing -Le Duc Tho -Return -Nguyen Van Thieu -Election -Possible action by North Vietnam -Xuan -Statement of principles -Prisoners of war [POWs]
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 556-19 (cont.)
-Thieu -USSR -Chances for settlement -Thieu -Lt. Gen. Duong Van Minh President's schedule -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Arthur F. Burns meeting -NSC meeting -Cabinet -Paris negotiations -Service secretaries -Editors State Department President’s recent press conference -Question India-Pakistan crisis -Kissinger’s conversation with Haldeman -NSC -Joseph J. Sisco -State Department -Arms embargo -President’s position -Rose May Woods -Possible effect -New York Times USSR -Dealings with US journalists Vietnam negotiations -Xuan’s comments -Term PRC -Nicolae Ceausescu -State Department The President, Kissinger, and Haldeman left at 12:37 pm.