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Date: 
Aug 12, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 562-1 Date: August 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:46 am and 8:58 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Kissinger's schedule President's schedule -John D. Ehrlichman -Forthcoming press briefing -Pentagon Papers -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
Conversation No. 562-2 Date: August 12, 1971 Time: 8:58 am - 12:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. National economy -Textiles -Forthcoming meeting -Haldeman's conversation with Peter M. Flanigan -Flanigan’s location -Maine -Flanigan's conversation with John N. Mitchell and Peter G. Peterson -Peterson -Haldeman -Henry A. Kissinger and William P. Rogers -Views -Mitchell -Maurice H. Stans -John B. Connally -Vote
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-National security clause -Flanigan -Mitchell -Need for decision -Textile industry meeting -Peterson -Flanigan's views -National security clause -Mitchell -Harry S. Dent -Political interest -President’s possible role -Peterson -Rogers -Takeo Fukuda -Peterson -Import tax and export rebate -Automobiles -Views Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's schedule -Rose Mary Woods's conversation with the President -Forthcoming trip -Advance work by staff -Women -Ronald H. Walker -Responsibilities -Men and women -Mrs. Nixon -Police, Secret Service White House staff -Operations -Presentation of views -Peterson -Kissinger -Options -Peterson National economy -Textiles
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Mitchell's views -Flanigan's views -Dent White House staff
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President’s schedule -Reception -White House mess -President’s possible visit -Dent Mrs. Nixon -Conversation with the President -Gladys O’Donnell -Staff coordination -President’s schedule -Haldeman -O’Donnell -Republican women -Reception -Banquet -Schedule -Philadelphia -Republican women -Reception -President’s possible involvement -O’Donnell
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Banquet -President’s possible involvement -Tricia Nixon Cox and Julie Nixon Eisenhower Mrs. Nixon's schedule -Constance M. Stuart -Staff coordination President's schedule -Wolf Trap -Mrs. Catherine Filene Shouse -Haldeman -Mrs. Nixon -Entertainers -White House visit -Program -Compared to 1970 program at Los Angeles Music Center -Otis Chandler dinner -Musical comedy -Johnny Green -Franz Lehar -Merry Widow -Hair
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Wolf Trap -Mrs. Shouse -Efforts -Age
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Filene Center Kissinger entered at 9:13 am. Kissinger's schedule -Forthcoming textile meeting -Meeting with John D. Ehrlichman and the President National security -Declassification -Ehrlichman -Forthcoming press briefing Kissinger's schedule -Textile meeting -Meeting with Ehrlichman and the President -Peterson -Rogers, Mitchell, Stans National economy -Textiles -National security clause -Mitchell -Rogers -Peterson -Discussion with Kissinger -Sequoia -Comparison to Dent's views on busing -Peterson's meeting -David M. Kennedy -Mitchell -Peterson -Stans -President's schedule -Political problems -Compared to foreign policy problem -National security clause -Use -Other commodities -Steel -Oil
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Flanigan -Kissinger -Meeting National security -Ehrlichman's forthcoming press briefing -Classification authority -President's papers -Copying, debriefing -Leaks -News summary -Rogers's conversation with Pakistani ambassador -Aid to Pakistan -Declassification -Sources -Current negotiations -World War II -Foreigners' concerns -Domestic decisions Kissinger’s schedule -Ehrlichman US-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] relations -Forthcoming Accidental War agreement -Gerard C. Smith -Signing ceremony -President’s schedule -Intelsat -Rogers -Andrei A. Gromyko -Timing -Significance -Signing ceremony -Television -President’s leadership -Accidental War agreement -Signing ceremony -Rogers and Gromyko -Television -President
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Comparison to nuclear test -Bon Treaty -Nikita S. Khrushchev -W[illiam] Averell Harriman President's forthcoming trip to People's Republic of China [PRC] -Timing President's forthcoming trip to USSR -Timing -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Kissinger's forthcoming conversation with PRC officials -Kissinger's forthcoming conversation with Dobrynin President's forthcoming trip to PRC -Timing -Florida primary -New Hampshire -Superstition -Number 13 -Apollo 13 President's forthcoming trip to USSR -Timing -Dobrynin -Urgency for date -Conversations with Kissinger -Pressure -US trip to PRC -Summit -Kissinger’s conversation with Dobrynin -Unknown USSR diplomat Liberals -Unconventional diplomacy -USSR -Laos -Cambodia -PRC -Pentagon Papers Pentagon Papers
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Effect on US foreign policy -PRC -President’s conversation with Ehrlichman -Negotiations -Security of communications Presidents forthcoming trip to USSR -Timing of announcement Vietnam -Press coverage -PRC Kissinger left at 9:29 am. [Pause] Mrs. Nixon's schedule -Staff organization -President’s possible conversation with Mrs. Nixon -1972 election -Helen Smith -Press -Lucy A. Winchester -Social affairs -Stuart -Winchester -Scheduling -Winchester -Traveling -1972
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
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President's schedule -Stewart J.O. Alsop -Press conference -George P. Shultz -Harold C. Passer -Department of Commerce -Thomas E. (“Doc”) Morgan -Rogers -Health -Rogers -Liberals on Congressional Committee -Veterans Benefit Bill -Signing ceremony -Gillespie V. ("Sonny") Montgomery -Howard H. Baker, Jr. -White House interns -Arnold R. Weber -Peterson -Ehrlichman -Busing -Shultz -White House interns -Farewell -Timing -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Weber Appointments -United Nations [UN] General Assembly delegation
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-President's conversation with Woods -Gordon Scherer -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan, Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Dr. Arthur A. Fletcher -O'Donnell -Romana Acosta Banuelos -Connally -UN -Moynihan, Shepard and Fletcher -Scherer -Flanigan -Ohio -Support for the President -Milton R. Young -Shepard President's schedule -Dinner for Japanese economic minister -Number of guests -Timing -Vietnam announcement -Kennedy Center opening -Kennedy Center opening -Press coverage -Possible invitation to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis -Dinner for Japanese economic minister -Timing -Democrats -Edmund S. Muskie -Action on national economy US foreign policy -Kissinger -Accomplishments -Pride -Vietnam -Lt. William L. Calley, Jr. -Press coverage Pentagon Papers -President's meeting with Charles W. Colson, August 11, 1971 -Democrats
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Investigations -Appropriations -Possible Congressional hearings -Timing -Vietnam elections President's forthcoming trips to PRC and USSR -Effect -American public Letter to Haldeman from unknown translator in Belgrade -President's previous visit to Yugoslavia -Photograph of Haldeman in Life -Film -Significance -President’s contact with culture and people -Serbo-Croatian language -Crowds President's foreign visits -Effect -Vice Presidency -Press coverage -Madrid, Spain -India -Pakistan -Indonesia Vice President Spiro T. Agnew's foreign visits -Agnew's attitude -Contact -Leaders compared to common people President's foreign visits -Compared to Lyndon B. Johnson's style -Interest in culture and people -Effect -PRC and USSR -Purpose President's Forthcoming visit to PRC
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Itinerary -Possible contact with people -Kissinger -Peking -Shanghai -Chou En-lai -Mao Tse-Tung -James Reston's interview with Chou En-lai -Mao Tse-Tung Reston -Kissinger's schedule -PRC trip -Interview with Chou En-lai -Kissinger's interpretation -President’s coverage -Vietnam -Compared to Gen. Charles A.J.M de Gaulle -Algeria -Troop withdrawal -Criticism of President -Pentagon Papers -New York Times publication -Vietnam -New York Times -Patrick J. Buchanan's note -President's schedule -New York Times President's previous call to Harmon Killebrew -White House staff John V. Lindsay -Change of party affiliation -Press coverage -Samuel W. Yorty -George Meany -Comment -Unknown American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations [AFL-CIO] in New York -Comment
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Meany -Comment
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-Herbert L. (“Herblock”) Block's cartoon, August 12, 1971 -New York City
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National economy -Unemployment -Policies of Administration’s Democratic predecessors -Vietnam -Casualties -John F. Kennedy -Rate -Johnson -Rate
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Vietnam -Criticism -Herbert Stein, Paul W. McCracken -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Shultz -Reluctance [Pause]
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Pessimism -White House staff -Human nature -Conservatives President's schedule -Local Republicans -Issues -Politics -Rural development funds -Busing -Relevance to the President Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 10:10 am. Ziegler's forthcoming press briefing -Ehrlichman's forthcoming press briefing -Declassification -Timing
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Ehrlichman -Forthcoming press briefing -Discussion with the President -Busing -Ziegler's statement -News summary -Philadelphia Inquirer -J. Stanley Pottinger, Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] -Written directive -Irish airline negotiations -State Department -Calls to White House -Forthcoming announcement -Flanigan -Discussion with the President -Landing rights -New York -Dublin -Flanigan -John A. (“Jack”) Mulcahy -Forthcoming call from Ziegler -Mulcahy -Cambodia -Sisowath Sirik Matak -Statement concerning Cambodian offensive -US air support Ehrlichman's schedule -Textiles meeting President’s schedule -Kissinger -Ziegler -Ehrlichman Ziegler left at 10:15 am. Ziegler -Compared to Herbert G. Klein -Press corps
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
Reston -Buchanan -Access to administration officials -Kissinger -New York Times -Interview with Chou En-lai -Kissinger White House staff -Optimism -Colson -Clark MacGregor -Rumsfeld
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National economy -Textiles -Connally's views -Politics -National security clause -Stans, Mitchell -Shultz -Flanigan -Effect on the President Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:15 am. Peterson's meeting
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
Bull left at tn unknown time before 11:25 am. President's schedule -Ehrlichman -Peterson’s meeting -Bull -Kissinger Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:15 am. -Kissinger, Ehrlichman -Peterson’s meeting Bull left at an unknown time before 11:25 am. Kissinger -Meetings
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Playboy poll -Youth's issues -Vietnam -Environment Environmentalism -As issue -Anti-system
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
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Robert H. Finch and Rumsfeld -Roles with administration -Maintaining status quo -Finch -Mitchell’s view -Office of Emergency Preparedness [OEP] -Harry [Surname unknown] OEP -Gen. George A. Lincoln -Flanigan -Peterson Peterson -Staff -Role with administration -National Security Council [NSC] -Commerce Department -Herbert W. Kalmbach -Stans -Stans -Mitchell -International economic policy Clifford M. Hardin -Tenure in office Locations of government offices -Ehrlichman’s view
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Rogers C. B. Morton -Department of Agriculture -Kansas City -Commerce Department -Morton -Denver -Tour -The West Secretary of Agriculture -Louie B. Nunn -Requirements -Politician -Dirt farmer J. Edgar Hoover -Tenure in office -Possible meeting with President -Views -Mitchell -Ehrlichman Hardin Speeches -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Scenario -Preparation -[Richard K.?] Cook -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Price -Editing -William L. Safire -Buchanan -Price -Editing -Staff -Cook -Rev. John J. McLaughlin -Thomas R. Shepard, Jr. -Speech
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Strawmen -Possible reaction -Radio speeches -Reaction -Press compared to public -Fireside chats -Theme -American bicentennial -Possible titles Administration's programs -Names -Compared to previous Administrations’ programs -Peace Corps, Job Corps, Upward Bound, Head Start -Health program -1972 theme -Ehrlichman -New American Revolution [Break in conversation] Education -Peter Drucker’s article -Birth rate -Drop -Teachers -Demographics -Age -Baby boomers Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 10:15 am. The President’s schedule Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:25 am. -Education -Teachers -Demographics -Age -College graduates
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Job formation -Capital formation -Unemployment -Productivity -Shultz -Measurement -Blue collar compared to white collar -Services -Peterson's view -Outlet for productivity -Vietnam -Space program -Appliances -Foreign trade -Distribution -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Peterson -Shultz -Domestic Council -Teachers -Numbers -Age -Haldeman's children -Saint Albans school -Unknown person -Quality of education -Diagraming sentences -Methodology -Organization -Creativity -Art -Music -Mrs. Laura Dreyfus-Barney -Paintings -Technical skills -Color -Structure -Methodology -Fundamentals President's schedule
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-John F. Kennedy Center -Leonard Bernstein's "Mass" -Theatres -Concert hall -Compared to Concertebow in Amsterdam -Design -Compared to concert hall in Boston -Presidential box -Location -Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR] -Compared to Los Angeles theater -Eisenhower Theater -Unknown play Meeting -Length -Peterson’s meeting -Compared to busing meeting -Shultz -Mitchell -Structure -Peterson’s meeting -Length Peter H. Dominick -Vietnam -Views concerning PRC President's foreign policy -Taiwan -Response -The Right -Dallas 1972 election -President's conversation with Shultz National economy -Textiles -Mitchell -National security clause
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Steel and automobiles -Administration bill -Democrats White House staff -Dent -Involvement -Ehrlichman -Dent -Involvement -The South -Political discussions -Murray M. Chotiner
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Presidential leadership -Decision-making -Influences -"Palace Guard" -Emperor Franz Josef -President -Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo -Dwight D. Eisenhower -W. Alton (“Pete”) Jones -Kissinger’s view -Academic training -PRC -USSR -Cambodia
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Laos -Influences -Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -Kissinger's role -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Staff -Big decisions compared to small ones -Petrochemicals -Flanigan's memo -Details -Staff -Process Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:15 am. President's schedule -Meeting -Kissinger and Ehrlichman Bull left at an unknown time before 11:25 am. President's schedule -Bill-signing -Passer, Weber, Shultz -Bill-signing -Montgomery, Baker -Pens Kissinger -Treaty signing The President left at an unknown time after 10:15 am.
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
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The President returned at an unknown time before 11:25 am. President’s schedule -[Kissinger] -Accidental War agreement -Signing -Intelsat -Rogers -Ceremonies -Press coverage White House facilities -Treasury Department -Connally -Oval Office -Treasury Department -Compared to Executive Office Building [EOB] -State Department -Rogers’ office -Unknown room -Press -Health unnit -Story -Athletic facilities Unknown man
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Alleged criminal action -Location -Rehoboth -Pentagon Congressman William J. Scherle -Loyalty to the President -1966 campaign Moynihan -Possible party switch -Role with administration -Secretary of Defense -Secretary of State -Ambassadorship -PRC State Department -Possible appointments -Secretary of State -Qualification -Ambassadorships -Kissinger
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27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
Agnew -Retirement benefits -Secret Service -Possible employment -Haldeman's possible conversation with Mitchell -Future -Politics -Possible post -Press -Management -Haldeman's possible conversation with Mitchell and Bryce N. Harlow -Tenure in office -Possible resignation
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-Washington Star editorial, August 11, 1971 -Newsweek -Ambassador’s letter -Kenya -Gift -Wildlife incident Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:15 am. President's schedule -Kissinger -Ehrlichman Bull left at an unknown time before 11:25 am.
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
Agnew -Newsweek story -Meeting Kissinger and Ehrlichman entered at 11:25 am. Ehrlichman's forthcoming press briefing -Busing -South Carolina case -Shultz -Dr. Thomas E. (“Doc”) Morgan -Meeting -Mitchell, Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] -Shultz -Mitchell Pentagon Papers -White House response -Political strategy -Daniel Ellsberg -South Vietnamese election -Democrats' reaction -House and Senate investigating committees -Appropriations -Lawrence F. O’Brien, Jr. -Possible Congressional hearings -South Vietnamese election -House and Senate Armed Services Committees -W[illiam] Averell Harriman Ehrlichman’s forthcoming press briefing -Declassification -Exemptions -Sources -International relations -Foreign leaders -Britain -Germany -New procedure -Press responsibility
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Possible future leaks -Court decision -Classification authority -Limitation -President’s communications Vietnam -Press coverage -Effect on North Vietnam -Ehrlichman's forthcoming press briefing -Pentagon Papers Ehrlichman’s forthcoming press briefing -President's classification system -Disclosure -Information security -PRC initiative -Debriefing -Copying -Chou En-lai -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s view -Disclosure of classified documents to press -Kissinger's press backgrounders -Leaks -Reston -Bureaucracy -Ongoing negotiations -PRC -Possible question -Leak -Pentagon Papers -State Department -President's role in Pentagon Papers case -Injunctions Ziegler entered at an unknown time after 11:26 am.
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Justice Department -Copying of classified documents -Techniques -President's classification system -President’s conversation with Chiefs of State -Need to know -Debriefing -State Department -Sisowath Sirik Matak -Need to know -NSC -Debriefing India-Pakistan -Recent meeting -Rogers's call to Pakistani ambassador -US policy Declassification system -Changes -Ongoing negotiations -PRC -USSR -Openness -Historical information -Foreign leaders -British, French -President's classification system -Purpose -Protecting information -PRC -Press -Supreme Court decision on Pentagon Papers Pentagon Papers -Administration's reaction -Press -Democrats
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
National security -Ehrlichman's forthcoming press briefing Pentagon Papers -Administration's reaction -President’s possible involvement -Press conference Declassification -Ehrlichman's forthcoming press briefing -Progress report -January 1971 study -John W. Dean, III -Historical information -World War II -1964-1954 -Pentagon Papers -Prosecution for leaks -Negotiations -Justice Department -President's classification system -Past negotiations -PRC -Pentagon Papers -Ongoing negotiations -Pentagon Papers -Press responsibility -Compared to Administration responsibility -Risk creation -Intent -Foreign leaders -Political security -Democrats Ziegler left at 11:50 am. Busing
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
National economy -Textiles -Memorandum for President -Politics -Mitchell -National security -Wilbur D. Mills's possible action -Quota legislation -US textile industry -National security clause -Possible administration action -Legislation -Mills -National security clause -Possible consequences Ehrlichman left at 11:53 am. President's schedule -Signing of accidental war treaty -Kissinger's conversation with Rogers -Intelsat -Seabed Arms Control Treaty -Dobrynin -Announcement -Timing Kissinger left at 11:54 am. Connally -Conversation with Haldeman -Schedule -Possible meeting with the President -Telephone call -Sidney W. Souers -International monetary situation -Paul A. Volcker -President's forthcoming economic program -Timing -Closing gold window -Domestic front -Schedule
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-San Antonio -Possible meeting with the President -Possible telephone call -Memorandum on reserve assets -President's forthcoming economic program -Import tax -Filing -Views of Connally and the President -Congress's schedule Connally's schedule -President The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:54 am and 12:01 pm. [Conversation No. 562-2A] [See Conversation No. 7-111] Request for a call to Connally [End of telephone conversation] National economy -President's forthcoming program -Shultz -President's schedule, August 13, 1971 -NSC -White House summer interns -Parade magazine -Photograph session -Service secretaries -Burns -Kissinger's schedule Shultz -Duties -Busing -Budget -President’s economic program
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
The President talked with Connally between 12:01 pm and 12:12 pm. [Conversation No. 562-12B] [See Conversation No. 7-112] Connally's schedule President's schedule -Meeting with Connally -Volcker National economy -President's forthcoming program -Timing of announcement -Domestic front -International front -Negotiating position -Wage and price freeze -Investment tax credit -President's conversation with Shultz -Congressional approval -[Import tax] -Legal opinion -Wage and price freeze -Import tax -David M. Kennedy round of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade [GATT] -Legal opinion -Timing of announcement -Wage and price freeze and import tax -Congress -Budget -Investment tax credit -International monetary meeting -Possible effect -Public psychology -Closing gold window and floating dollar -Timing of announcement -Wage and price freeze and import tax
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
-Handling of announcement -Connally -Closing gold window -The President -Congress -Taxes -Timing of announcement -Possible effect -Shultz -Conversation with the President -Domestic front -Public psychology -Connally's schedule -Burns -Possible meeting with international bankers -Import tax [End of telephone conversation] National economy -Status -Volcker's call Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:12 pm. President's schedule -Passer Bull left at an unknown time before 12:15 pm. Volcker National economy -Haldeman's forthcoming conversation with Shultz -Connally and Volcker
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)
President's schedule -Shultz -Connally -Wolf Trap -Mrs. Nixon Haldeman left at 12:15 pm.
Conversation No. 562-3 Date: August 12, 1971 Time: 12:15 pm - 12:24 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Harold C. Passer and Charles W. Colson; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Photograph session Passer -Tenure in office National economy -Release of statistics -Positive news -Press -Negativism -Need for balance -Census -Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS] -Census -Retail sales -Housing -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -Federated Department stores -Consumer Council -Passer’s conversation with unknown man -Steel strike
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-3 (cont.)
-Railroad strike -Lockheed bill International monetary situation -Possible devaluation -New York financial community National economy -Public psychology -Unemployment -News summary -Edmund S. Muskie’s statement -Wage and price controls -Previous administrations -John F. Kennedy -Lyndon B. Johnson -Vietnam -World War II -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -War -Administration’s goal -George Romney's forthcoming speech in Atlanta -Media coverage -News media's views -John F. Kennedy's administration -Foreign policy -Economic policy -Inflation -Compared to Eisenhower years -Unemployment -Stock market -Unemployment -Composition -Compare to Nixon years
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-3 (cont.)
Presentation of gifts by President -Passer's wife Passer and Colson left at 12:24 pm.
Conversation No. 562-4 Date: August 12, 1971 Time: 12:24-12:25 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. President's schedule -Executive Office Building [EOB] Stephen B. Bull entered at 12:24 pm. Bull's schedule Sanchez and Bull left at 12:25 pm.
Conversation No. 562-5 Date: August 12, 1971 Time: 12:25 pm - 12:44 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Arnold R. Weber and George P. Shultz; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. President's schedule Photograph session
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-5 (cont.)
Weber -Experience with administration -Future -University [of Chicago] Teaching -Lectures -Blue books -The President’s law school experience -Weber's experience -Shultz's experience -Dean of Business School -Executive program -Businessmen's knowledge -Monetary system -Federal Reserve Board [FRB] -Commercial banks Government -Businessmen's knowledge -FRB -Weber's future teaching experience -Office of Management and Budget [OMB] -Faculty -Possible seminar -Weber's experience -Administration -Conservatism compared to liberalism -Manpower program -Job Corps -Congress -Cost -Success -Political aspect -Administration policy National economy -Edmund S. Muskie's statement -News summary -Unemployment -Administrations of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-5 (cont.)
Weber
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-Hyde Park of Chicago -House -Location -Museum of Science and Industry President's previous visits to University of Chicago -Allan Wallace [sp?] -Law school building dedication Occupations -Importance Immigration to US -Polls -Unknown Polish editors conversation with President -Elite classes -Unknown man's statement in 1875 -Colonial labor force -Unknown Frenchman Stephen B. Bull entered and left at an unknown time after 12:25 pm. Presentation of gifts by President -Weber’s sons -Key chain
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Conv. No. 562-5 (cont.)
-Apollo viewer -Weber's wife -Compact -Money clip Government -Grade levels -Reduction -Press coverage Weber and Shultz left at 12:44 pm.
Conversation No. 562-6 Date: August 12, 1971 Time: 12:45 pm - 1:17 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. George P. Shultz -Conversation with Haldeman -Schedule -Forthcoming speech -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] briefing -Meeting with the President President's schedule -National Security Council [NSC] -Henry A. Kissinger [No conversation] National economy -Paul A. Volcker's material -Shultz International monetary situation -Market conditions, August 11, 1971
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 562-6 (cont.)
-Volcker -Arthur F. Burns -John B. Connally National economy -President's forthcoming program -Timing of announcement -Format -President's possible television speech -Floating the dollar -Connally -Announcement -Possible story -Wage and price freeze, import tax -Investment tax credit -Possible television speech John D. Ehrlichman and John W. Dean, III entered at 12:54 pm. Ehrlichman's previous press briefing -Declassification -Cuba -Consultation -Robert F. Kennedy -W[illiam] Averell Harriman -Arthur Schlesinger -Lebanon -New York Times -Pentagon Papers -Timing -1972 election -Donald Oberdorfer, Jr.'s question -Pentagon Papers case -New York Times, Washington Post -Injunctions -Ongoing negotiations -William S. White -Effect -William H. Rehnquist's study -Democrats -Pentagon Papers
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Conv. No. 562-6 (cont.)
-Declassification -Vietnam, World War II, Cuba -Lebanon -Korea -Cuba -Bay of Pigs, missile crisis -Herbert E. Kaplow's question -New York Times and Washington Post cases -Implications -Classification procedures -Questions -Administration’s case -Oberdorfer's note to Ehrlichman -Possible article -Washington Post and New York Times cases -Administration response Ehrlichman and Dean left at 1:00 pm. National economy -President's forthcoming program -Handling of announcement -Television -Domestic aspects -Effect on international conditions -Wage and price freeze and import tax -Television -Public opinion -Handling of announcement -Connally -Closing gold window -Treasury Department -Purpose -Stabilizing international monetary situation -Television Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 1:04 pm. Ehrlichman -Previous press briefing
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Conv. No. 562-6 (cont.)
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Ziegler’s previous press conference -Jim Naughton's question -John V. Lindsay -New York Times Ehrlichman -Previous press briefing -Declassification -Progress report -Spending -World War II records -Classification authority -Lebanon, Cuba missile crisis, Bay of Pigs, World War II, Korea -Foreign policy -Confidentiality -January 1971 study Ziegler left at 1:09 pm. Ehrlichman's previous press briefing -Declassification -President’s involvement in issue -Washington Post, New York Times -Press coverage National economy -Run on the dollar -Shultz's views
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Conv. No. 562-6 (cont.)
-Treasury Department -Volcker -August 11, 1971 -President's forthcoming program -Handling of announcement -Domestic aspect -Timing -Television -Timing -Congress -Possible speech -Possible briefing -Connally, Shultz, Ehrlichman -Paul W. McCracken -Timing -International aspects -Compared to domestic aspects -Congress -Convertibility of dollar to gold -Closing gold window -Shultz’s view -Symbolism -Handling of announcement -International speculation -Possible effect -Inflation -Inflation -Import tax -Closing gold window -Handling of announcement -Timing -Psychological effect -Connally -Speculators -Timing -Closing gold window -Congress -President's conversation with Shultz, August 11, 1971 -Briefing the press -John A. Scali's possible role
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Conv. No. 562-6 (cont.)
Volcker -Market prediction -West Germany -International economic conditions -Domestic impact The President and Haldeman left at 1:17 pm.