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Date: 
Sep 17, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 574-1 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:44 am and 9:08 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. News summary -Patrick J. Buchanan -Schedule -The President's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 9:08 am.
Conversation No. 574-2 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:44 am and 9:08 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown woman. Assent on items requiring signature The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 9:08 am.
Conversation No. 574-3 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: 9:08 am - 10:03 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. Haldeman, Alexander P. Butterfield, and Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins.
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-3 (cont.)
Color photographs -Atkins -Publication in Monday -Time -Type -Posing -Conversation with H. R. Haldeman New Senator from Vermont [Robert T. Stafford] -George D. Aiken, Michael J. Mansfield -Possible meeting and telephone call -Congratulations -Time -Aiken -House conference report Atkins and Butterfield left at an unknown time before 9:17 am. -Support for the President -Handling of congratulatory telephone call The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 9:08 am and 9:17 am. [Conversation No. 574-3A] [See Conversation No. 9-57] [End of telephone conversation] Press relations -Miami Herald -Orientation -Washington Post -New York Times -Miami Herald, Chicago Sun-Times -Story -Effect
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-3 (cont.)
Press stories -Type of stories -Vote against military service draft bill -President’s statement -Handling of news story -Economic issues -Dollar An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 9:08 am. New York Daily News -Constance M. Stuart -Review -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's television program The unknown person left at an unknown time before 9:17 am. The President's schedule -Race car drivers -Reception -Time -Image of race car drivers -Astronauts -Previous conversation with the President -Competitiveness -American spirit -Mechanics -Haldeman’s view -Meetings -Type of people -Supporters of the President -College professors -Meetings with professional bowlers, September 12, 1971 -Scheduling of event -Meeting with the Head of the American Legion -John H. Geiger -White House bowling alley -Visit -Bowling
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-3 (cont.)
-Photographers -Number of professional bowlers -People interested in bowling Tennis -Players -Los Angeles -Stan Smith -Previous visit to the White House -Jack Kramer -Type of game -The President’s view -Men -Popularity of game -Robert H. Finch -Spiro T. Agnew -Tennis matches -Comparison to opera -Bowling comparison to rock or pop concerts -Reception at event The President's schedule -Previous meeting with astronauts -Familities -Children -Lucy A. Winchester -Handling of news story -David R. Scott -Race car drivers -Presence of race car Forthcoming Congressional meeting at the White House -William Proxmire -George P. Shultz -Herbert Stein, Paul W. McCracken -Counterbalance to Congressmen and support for the President -John B. Connally -Effect of absence -Vice President Agnew -Tone and type of presentation
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-3 (cont.)
Look magazine -Forthcoming cessation of publishing -Unknown writer and Thomas R. Shepard, Jr. -Life's status -Magazines -Gardner Cowles -Status in current marketplace -Special interest magazines and newsmagazines -Racing car magazine -Special interest -Movie magazines -California magazine -Articles -Pictures -Patios -Hawaii -Layout -Travel -Homemakeing -Gardening -Cooking The President talked with Stafford between 9:17 am and 9:18 am. [Conversation No. 574-3B] [See Conversation No. 9-58] [End of telephone conversation] Stafford -Location -Appointment situation -Swearing-in Robert J. Dole The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 9:18 am and 10:03 am. [Conversation No. 574-3C]
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-3 (cont.)
[See Conversation No. 9-59] [End of telephone conversation] Military service draft bill -Dole -Interest -Clark MacGregor -Projected support of bill -Key issues -Defense issues -Dole -Type of position -Support for the President Economic policies -Announcement of the end of Phase I -Shultz -William L. Safire -Ideas -Wording -Shultz -Connally -Channels and coordination Speechwriting -Patrick J. Buchanan -Safire -Buchanan -Safire -Leading news story -Quote from the President -Cost of Living Council [COLC] -Statement -Wording -Freeze duration -Program -Type of news story -Safire -Type of writer
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-3 (cont.)
-Long term assignments compared with daily stories -Safire's ideas and focus Economic policies -The economy -Connally -Wage-price freeze -Freeze -Duration -Time -Date -Psychological effect -Wording of announcement Rowland Evans and Robert D. Novak's story -Handling -Correction of errata for historical record -The President’s view -Haldeman’s view Press stories -Articles -Summary -Controversy -Lack of argument -Administration response -Mansfield story -Reflection on the Prsident -The President's strategy -Haldeman -Charles W. Colson -Buchanan -Henry A. Kissinger -Wording of statement -Response to Democrats -Issues affecting the national interest -Vietnam -Military service draft -Economic policies -Wage and price freeze -Response
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-3 (cont.)
-Kissinger -John D. Ehrlichman -Shultz -Ehrlichman -Safire -Focus issues on economic issues -Foreign issues -Buchanan -Mobilization of conservatives -Safire -Comparison with Buchanan -Appeal to conservatives -Answers to reporters in briefings -Type of job -Mansfield -Safire -United Press International [UPI] -Source of information -Speechwriter -Wider coverage of Mansfield's story -Implications -Safire -MacGregor -Response -Coslon -MacGregor -Response -Effect of Safire and UPI on the administration -Response -Ernest F. (“Fritz”) Hollings -Meeting of the Senators -Voting position -Handling of story by the administration -Safire -Written story -Source of information -Democrat Senator -Safire's response -Democrats' response -Administration's position
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-3 (cont.)
Staff -Allen Locke -Possible appointment -Professor of geology -Environmentalist -Shepard -Position on advisory council -Domestic Council -Speech for the President -Shepard's article -Response to administration -Statistics -Government reporting -Misinterpretation -John C. Whitaker The environment -Pollution -Birds -Mockingbirds -Shepard -Whitaker -Position paper -Reconciliation of facts -Paper -Resolution -Ehrlichman Foreign affairs -White House announcements -Ronald L. Ziegler -Japan -Terms -Overseas customer -Semantics -Comparison to Canada -Size -US foreign relations -Overseas customer Press relations
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-3 (cont.)
-Winchester's handling of astronaut news story -Safire -Buchanan -Safire -Type of work -Support for the President Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Work on speech series -Projected completion -Subjects -Busing The President's trip to Detroit -Busing question -Regional appeal of issues -Pontiac, Michigan Speeches -Issues -The position of the US in the world -Isolationism -Use of quotes from the President's speeches by Cabinet officials -Buchanan -John A. Scali, Price -Speechwriters -Effect of speech -Congressmen -Senators -Effectiveness of speeches -Congressmen -Senators -Buchanan -Economy issue -The President's speech -Effect on Capitol Hill Administration's response to the Democrats -Colson -Vice President Agnew's role -Governors' Conference -Revenue sharing
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-3 (cont.)
-Democrats -Defense issues -Right wing -Buchanan -Senate Television -Independent group of television station owners -Accuracy in news reporting -Monitoring system -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] affiliate -American Broadcasting Company [ABC], National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] -Use of data from Edith Efron's book -Network officials -Counteraction -Forthcoming 1972 presidential system -Handling of bias issue Democrats -Handling of issues -Military draft -Obstruction -Partisanship -Foreign policy -Vietnam war -Peace efforts -Draft -The economy and the wage and price freeze -Support for the President The President's schedule -Trip to Camp Hoover -Comparison to Camp David trip -Length -Time -Flight pattern -Dinner An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 9:18 am.
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-3 (cont.)
Kissinger's schedule The unknown person left at an unknown time before 10:03 am. The President's schedule -Camp Hoover -Feasibility of using facility -Cabin -Dining room -Winter season -Spring season -Manolo Sanchez, King Timahoe Scheduling -Press conferences and speeches -Role of the President -Public appearances and meetings -Comparison to Connally -Press conferences -Use of the President's time -Leadership projection -The President's role -Buchanan -Appearances -Number -In Washington, DC -Out of Washington, DC -Nebraska, New Hampshire -Cow Palace -Possible impact -Types of speeches -Iowa -Texas -Projection of leadership qualities -Press conference -Effectiveness -Speeches -Comparisons on effectiveness and time spent on preparation -Wording -Effect compared with prepared speech -Radio talks
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-3 (cont.)
Kissinger entered at 9:52 am. Press briefing -Scali -Associated Press [AP], UPI Vietnam -Public relations -Impact -Speculation -Policy -The President -George S. McGovern -Timing and method of withdrawal -Troop withdrawal -Timing -Strategy -Plan -Goal -South Vietnam -Retention of government -Return of Prisoner of War [POWs] -Responsibillity of the President's opponents -McGovern's comments on ceasefire -Negotiations -North Vietnam position -Nguyen Van Thieu -Strategy -Flexibility -Time duration -Forthcoming US Presidential election -Effect on negotiations -Post North Vietnamese action -Strategy
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Conv. No. 574-3 (cont.)
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- Demilitarized zone [DMZ] -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -North Vietnam -Artillery action -Target -The President’s instructions -Statement -Timing -Armed forces -North Vietnam action -US military action -Melvin R. Laird -DMZ -Negotiations -US position -Target -Dong Hoi -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Forthcoming trip -Time -Military action -The President’s instructions -Public relations -Handling -Violations -DMZ Press conference, September 16, 1971 -The new economic policy -The President's conversation with Haldeman -Use of quotes from the President's press conferences -US image -Isolationism
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-3 (cont.)
-International role -Partisanship -Democrats -Agnew -Draft -Vietnam -Reaction -Party -Press response Vietnam -Withdrawal -Ngo Dinh Diem -News reporting of the President's comments -Diem -Thieu -The President's response in press conference -Follow-up -Effect of present stance -Press -Saigon Foreign relations -US foreign aid -Elected foreign leaders -Manner of attaining office -Statistics -Percentages -Parliamentary governments Environmental issues -Birds Kissinger's press briefing -Stewart M. Hensley -Vietnam issue -Administration strategy -The President's position -Opponents Schedule
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-3 (cont.)
-Maurice H. Stans Kissinger left at 10:03 am. Stans's forthcoming meeting with the President -Minority Business Enterprise -Fundraising dinners Meeting with Safire -Use of quotes from presidential statements Haldeman left at 10:03 am.
Conversation No. 574-4 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: 10:04 am - 10:26 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Charles S. Rhyne and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Josip Broz Tito -Meeting with Rhyne -location -Tito's forthcoming trip to the US -Dinner -Timing -Meeting -Agneda -The People's Republic of China [PRC] -The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Tito’s forthcoming visit -Conference -Constitutional change in Yugoslavia -Discussion between Rhyne and the ambassador from the PRC -Telecast of reception for Yugoslavian prime minister -Ambassador from the PRC -Yugoslavia
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-4 (cont.)
-Reception -The US-PRC opening -Tito’s support -Yugoslavia's position -USSR, PRC -The President's PRC initiative International Law Conference -Rhyne's visit -Invitation -Alexander Fyodorovich Gorkin -Leonid Smirnov -Airport reception -Gorkin -Meeting with the President in Tunisia -Position in USSR -Rhyne’s earlier trips to the USSR -Dates -Dinner -Smirnov, Gorkin -Query on number of Americans coming to Belgrade -Compared to Russians -The President's trip to the PRC -Tito's reaction to meeting -Russians Tito’s forthcoming trip to the US -Timing -Washington International Law Conference -International lawyers -Bolshoi Theater -attendance -Court -Warren E. Burger -Handling -Meeting with Tito -Illness -Meeting with people -Tito
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-4 (cont.)
-Constitutional changes -Lawyers -Age -Health -Meeting with people -Open convertible -Speech -Number of hours -Pictures -Discussions -Country -Vatican representative -Message for the Pope -Conference's participants -Types of people -Chief justices, ministers of justice -Rhyne's trip to Yugoslavia -Press stories -Report of Rhyne's trip -Frank S. Shakespeare -Tito -Forthcoming trip to US by Tito -Tito -Attire -White suit -The President's letter -Treatment -Attire -Yugoslavia -Weather -Blazo Jovanovic -Chief Justice -Relationship with Tito -Tito -Yugoslavia -Two Chief Justices -Meeting -Participants US foreign relations -Developments regarding the PRC
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-4 (cont.)
-US public stance -Leadership position in the world -Supremacy -Forthcoming speech to United Nations [UN] -Domestic issues -Handling -Effect on US leadership role -President Nixon's presidency -World attitude -Support -Moral leadership -Base to build upon -Support for the President -Lawyers -Small countries -Nepal Report on world law -Completion date -Interest in world law -Maritime law -Two hundred mile limit -Concept of future law maker of the world -Henry Luce Policy statement forum -United Nations [UN] -PRC initiative -Israelis -Arabs -White House -Timing -Telecast -Sunday radio broadcast -Distribution -United States Information Agency [USIA] -Translation Washington, DC Bar -Anniversary
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-4 (cont.)
International law forum in the US -Lawyers -Administration strategy -Individual working with Rhyne -Wording of statement -Commitment -US role -Interests -International court -Conflicts -Role of international court -Anti-ballistic missile [ABM] International Law Conference in Yugoslavia -Japan -Italy -US -Leon Jaworski -Yugoslavia -Audience -Number of people -Lawyers -Court -Supreme Court justices -Burger -Role -View of the President’s possible talk Prison reform -Williamsburg conference? -The President’s attendance with Tom C. Clark and Burer International law -Writing -William H. Taft -John F. Dulles -Research -Report -Number of words -Dulles -Speech to New York Bar Association
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-4 (cont.)
-Maurice H. Stans Presidential gifts -Clients -Secretary -Book marker Introduction to incoming group Instruction to Haig Rhyne and Haig left at 10:26 am.
Conversation No. 574-5 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: 10:26 am - 11:29 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Maurice H. Stans, George P. Shultz, and Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings The economy -New economic policy -Handling -Congressmen -Senators -Speeches -Minority business enterprise program -Letters of support -US businessmen -New York Times -Editorials -Support -Letters of support -Dividend policy
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Stans's telegram -Replies -Number -Support -Response -Banks -Reports -Position -John B. Connally -Agricultural, labor groups -Interest rates -Control -Congress -Bankers -Arthur F. Burns -Political issue -Phase II -Inflation -Manufacturing profits tax -Banking industry profits -Cost of Living Council [COLC] -William L. Safire -Freeze -Stans's telegram's solicitation of report -Dividend policy telegram -US companies -Statistics on estimated effect on profits in third and fourth quarters -Number of responses -Percentages Profits issue -Appearance -Businessmen -Jobs -Banks -Jobs -Bankers -Public standpoint -Administration’s position on business -Congressional action -Interest rates -Business
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-5 (cont.)
-Dependence -Effect -Expansion -Reduction of jobs -Reduction of expansion in public sector -Effect on growth Minority business enterprise program -Budget appeal -Approaches -Political significance -Value of program -Political significance -Black Americans -Hispanic Americans -Number -Geographic concentration -California -New York -Illinois -Texas -Arizona -New Mexico -Importance for administration -Colorado economic development organization -National organization of Hispanic Americans -Black Americans -Approach and focus -Civil rights -Black supporters -Administration action -Hispanic and black Americans -Possible contention -Administration's commitment -Amount of money -Commitment -Political message Environment -Thomas R. Shepard, Jr. -Article read by the President
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-5 (cont.)
-Environmentalists -Type of program
-Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane [DDT]
-The President’s talk with astronauts -Sri Lanka [Ceylon] -Nobel prize winner [Dr. Norman E. Borlaug?] -Malaria -Deaths -1969 compared to 1970 -Human beings, condors -Relative importance -Report on phosphates -Elliot L. Richardson -Detergent soaps -Effect on skin -Ingredients -Effect on environment -Priorities -Administration position -Budget costs -Environment -Balance -Stans -Editorial -Shepard's speech Minority business enterprise program -Hispanic Americans -Budget benefits -Black Americans -Congress -Black Americans -Number -Hispanic Americans -Number -Concentration in states -Small business enterprise efforts -Comparison of blacks, Hispanics -Hispanic and black Americans -John G. Tower -Spanish-speaking Americans
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-5 (cont.)
-Cabinet Committee on Spanish speaking Americans -Black Americans -Value of program -Amount of money -Credibility -Robert J. Dole -Program for blacks -Support for administration -Amount of money - Shultz -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Stans -Advisory committee for blacks -The President's appointment -Businessmen -Blacks -Estimated figures -Transfer of funds -Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] -Small Business Administration [SBA] -Technical assistance -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] -Shultz -Goals -Amount of money -Progress -Government grants, loans, and guarantees -Businesses -Amount of money -Changes -Time duration -Purchase by government agencies -Minority businesses -Set-aside money -Direct procurement -Competitive basis -Amount of money -Private sector -Small Business Investment Companies -Number -Applications
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-5 (cont.)
-Potentiality -Equity money -SBA -Loans -Amount of money -Private sector -Minority owned franchises -Number -Increase -Types of small businesses -Automobiles -McDonald's fast-food restaurants -Stores -Service stations -Procurement seminars -US -Census -Minority business -Indians -SBA -Management and technical assistance -Increase -Minority owned banks -Amount of money -Deposits -Lending -Hispanic Americans -Type of program -Concepts -History of previous economic action -1964 -New business ventures -Six thousand dollars for six years -Loans -Use of money -Business -Individual qualifications -Money for establishment of business -Technical assistance -Management coaching -Accounting
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-5 (cont.)
-Legal advice -Advertising -Stock keeping -Purchasing -Assistance -Certified Public Accountants [CPAs] -Lawyers -Management engineers -Washington, DC area -Operating base -National commitment -Reaching local communities -Local economic programs -Voluntary efforts -Community -Minorities -Starting new businesses -Aid -Ineffectiveness -Guidelines -Practices -Selective information -Resources -Selection of limited number of minority organizations -Responsibilities and guidance -Transactions -Aid -White community's assistance in a resource center -Opportunities -Money -Technical assistance -Packaging aid -Providing resources for minority business -Minority responsibility -Minority community organizations -United States -Resources -Funds -SBA -Resource center -Standard operation
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-5 (cont.)
-Local exposure -Impact projects -Shopping center -Local hotel -Time duration -Impact -Cities -National level action -Trade associations -Franchising institute -Training -Local impact -Federal government -Possible national basis -Money -Amount -Budget appeal -Amount of money -Credibility -Political implications -Time duration -Charts -Program -Stans’s credibility -Monetary -Black community -Chicago -Los Angeles -Political significance -Effect -Problems -Weinberger -Restraints -Overbudgeting -Balance -Spending -Amount -Political gain -Model cities -OEO -Budget concerns
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-5 (cont.)
-Programs -Effectiveness -Previous administrations -Problems -Jobs Corps -Vista -Peace Corps -Cuts in budget -Percentage -Negotiations -Personnel -Percentage -Cuts in budgets -Extent -Credibility issue -Hispanics -Black Americans -Percentage -Support for the President -Dole -Hispanic Americans -Balance -Latin Americans compared to blacks -Black Americans -Reactions -Proportionate budget -Head of program -Budget directors -Appopriation [One hundred million dollars] -Political impact -Funding transfer -Model cities -OEO -Development of new program -The President's economic program -Model cities -Economic development efforts -OEO -Business development efforts -The President's economic program -Legislation
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-5 (cont.)
-Pending -New -Benefits -Crime insurance -Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] -SBA -Performance bonds -Building contractors -Painting contractors -Carpentry contractors -New businesses -Purposes of disseminating money -One hundred million dollar level -1973 -Amount of money -Supplemental -1972 -The President’s intention -Stans’s presentation Banks -Profits -Congress -Interest rates -Leak Ambassador of Romania Presidential gifts -Stans's staff -Book marker Renegotiation Board -Unknown person’s view -Existence Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:26 am. Schedule -Arrangements for following meeting -Press
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-5 (cont.)
Bull left at an unknown time before 11:01 am. Minority Business Enterprise program -Congress Corneliu Bogdan entered at 11:01 am. Economic program -Congress Romania -Population Shultz, Stans, and Cole left at an unknown time before 11:02 am. Pictures -Seating arrangement Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Location -Henry A. Kissinger Kissinger entered at 11:02 am. Bogdan -Home Appreciation for meeting Message from Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu -President’s view -Kissinger -Rendering of best wishes for president and Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -The President's stance -Romanian American relationship -Economic field -US international relations Photographs -Picture of Bogdan with the President and Kissinger
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-5 (cont.)
Foreign relations -The President's action -Romanian view -Relations with the People's Republic of China [PRC] -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Romania -International developments -Observation -Detente -Agreement with the US -The US -Position in the world Eastern Europe -Situation -USSR -Actions -Romania -Detente -Delegation -Handling -Concerns -Questions -Handling of security issues -Detente -Basic principles of detente -Interest and effect -Responsibilities -Other countries -Normal relations -Population -Relations with USSR -Relations with the US -Situation Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 11:02 am. Refreshments -Tea -Coffee
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-5 (cont.)
Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:21 am. Romania -Trip to Romania (August 1969) -Ceaucescu -Kissinger -Detenet -Fairness -Effect on Romania -Romanian priorities -Economy -Most favored nation [MFN] from US status -Meeting with Wilbur D. Mills -US position -Meeting between the President and Bogdan -Developments -Foreign relations -US-Romanian relations -Handling -Eastern Europe -PRC -United Nations [UN] -Conference on European Security and Cooperation [CESC] US-Romanian relations -Greetings to President Ceausescu -MFN status -Congress -Relationship with Romania -Position of the US -Romania -Economic relations -Kissinger, Stans -East-West trade -Pace -US position -Romania -Relationship with the USSR
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-5 (cont.)
-US negotiations with the USSR -Effect -US negotiations with other countries -Impact European security conference -Future -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Meeting -Date -Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions [MBFR] -Attitude of countries involved -Romania -The President’s previous conversations with Ceaucescu -US position -Romanian position -US position -Strategy -USSR -Relations with Romania -Detente -US role -Western Europeans -US principles -Romania -Interests -Soviet action -US-Romanian relations -Meeting -Outcome -Possible Soviet response -US-Soviet relations -United Nations [UN] -The President's forthcoming conversation with Andrei A. Gromyko -US relations with Romania Economic relations -Vietnam War -Events in the world -Time duration -Romania
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-5 (cont.)
-US businesses -Contacts Vietnam War -North Vietnam -Relations with Romania -Economic aid -Romanian interests -Political solution -Negotiations -US -North Vietnam -Settlement possibilities -Effect on other US foreign relationships -Romania's relations with North Vietnam -President Ceausescu -Discussions with world leaders and the President -Political solutions -Political solutions to war -(Madame) Nguyen Thi Binh -North Vietnam -Negotiations -Prisoners of War [POW] issues -US stance Photograph Vietnam -US stance -Cambodia -Laos -PRC Ronald L. Ziegler and members of the press entered at an unknown time after 11:02 am. Dinner attended by Kissinger -Dracula -Transylvanian region
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-5 (cont.)
Romania -People -The President's 1969 trip -US stance Ziegler and members of the press left at an unknown time before 11:29 am. Tennis -Forthcoming Davis Cup play -Romanian hopes for victory -Reaction to game of tennis Kissinger and Corneliu Bogdan left at 11:29 am.
Conversation No. 574-6 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: 11:29 am - 11:41 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -Military action -Timing -North Vietamese -The President’s attitude -[Cornell Bogdan] -(Madame) Nguyen Thi Binh -Bombing -Effect -The Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Demilitarized zone [DMZ] -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Duration -Announcement -Timing -North Vietnam
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-6 (cont.)
-Nicolae Ceaucescu -North Vietnamese -Bombing -South Vietnamese elections -President’s views and options -Blockade -Prisoners of War [POWs] -People’s Republic of China [PRC] initiative -USSR initiative -Ending the war -Timing -1972 Presidential election -Peace settlement -Timing -North Vietnamese response -Election in the US -Polls The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:29 and 11:41 am. [Conversation No. 574-6a] [See Conversation No. 9-60] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -POWs -Blockade -Conclusion of conflict -1972 Presidential election -Polls -Impact on peace settlement -Possible escalation -Casualties -Support in the US -POWs -Blockade of North Vietnam -After Presidential election -POWs
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-6 (cont.)
-President’s concern -US foreign aid -The President's conversation with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. September 16, 1971 -Guidance -Eellsworth F. Bunker -William J. Porter -Relation to types of government -Greece -Henry J. Tasca -Entering war -Ngo Dinh Diem -Nguyen Van Thieu -Ending war -Kissinger’s comment to the press -Coups, communist takeover -Responsibility -Ending war -The President’s plan -Honorable exit -Dishonorable exit -The President's new conferences -Comments -Opponents' -North Vietnam -Refugees -The President's visit in 1956 -Catholic Bishop of Da Nang -Number of people -Death -Prison camps -Duration of war -The President’s news conference of September 16, 1971 -Television -Leadership -Congress -Draft -Mansfield amendment -Effectiveness of the President's action -Gen. Lewis B. Hershey -Kissinger's press briefing -Cambodia
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-6 (cont.)
-Laos -US position -John A. Scali -Kissinger's comment about the press US society -Morale 1972 election -Eugene J. McCarthy -Herbert Stein -Kissinger's meeting -Comparison to the other candidates -Edmund S. Muskie -Statement -McCarthy -Kissinger’s efforts -West Coast -New York -Stein Congressional affairs -Conservatives -Senate -Opposition to the military service draft -Military service draft -James L. Buckley -Vote -Gordon L. Allott -Speeches -Draft by the administration -Conference Press conference -The President's handling Kissinger left at 11:41 am.
Conversation No. 574-7
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Date: September 17, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:41 am and 11:43 am Location: Oval Office Alexander P. Butterfield met with an unknown person. Instructions -Unknown person’s understanding Butterfield and the unknown person left at an unknown time before 11:43 am.
Conversation No. 574-8 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: Unknown before 11:43 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull and an unknown person. The President’s schedule -Jack F. Kemp Bull and the unknown person left at an unknown time before 11:43 am. The President talked with Kay Gardella at an unknown time before 11:43 am. [See Conversation No. 9-61]
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Conversation No. 574-9 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: 11:45 am - 12:01 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Jack F. Kemp and Alexander M. Haig, Jr Greetings The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 11:45 am and 12:01 pm. [Conversation No. 574-9A] Vote -Status -Timing [End of telephone conversation] Greetings Seating Southeast Asia Kemp's trip to Vietnam and Laos -Plain of jars -Paul N. McCloskey, Jr. -Comments -Loatian attitudes -Father Manger -McCloskey -Helicopter ride -Kemp’s conversations -Return to villages -Pathet Lao -North Vietnamese -Speeches -Herbert G. Klein -New Hampshire
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-9 (cont.)
-Kemp's conversation with Haig -McCloskey -Statements -Kemp’s view of accuracy -Impact -US role -Kemp's trip -Interviews with leaders of villages -Refugees -North Vietnam, Pathet Lao compared to Laos -Cambodia -Laos -US -McCloskey’s arguments -Future political situation -Prospects -Dinner -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -National Football League [NFL] football tour of Vietnam, 1968 -Bart Starr, Lance Alworth -Tet offensive -Kemp’s meeting with Nguyen Van Thieu -Presidential elections in Saigon -Kemp’s reaction -Misunderstanding -Thieu -The President’s statement -US stance towards South Vietnamese government -Ngo Dinh Diem -Death -Thieu -Democracy -American -British -Status of aid -Foreign countries -Non-contested elections -Percentage of world -Elections in South Vietnam -Opponents of Thieu
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-9 (cont.)
-Situation -Diem -Referendum -US position -Status of aid -Compared to Africa -Aid -Contested elections -Presidents -Prime ministers -State Department -Henry M. ("Scoop") Jackson -Vietnamization -George S. McGover -Shopping -Photograph -1968 -Comments -Arming -Commerce -Growth -Building -Saigon Congress -President’s legislative program -Kemp’s support -Kemp’s district -Percentage of Catholics -Kemp’s Anglo-Saxon background -Jewish constituency -Sale of [Phantom] jets to Israel -Parochial schools -Catholics -New York -Number of children -Money -Amount -New money -Building schools -Facilities
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-9 (cont.)
-Attendance -Schools open -Supreme Court decision
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National defense -National defense funding -Conservatives -Strategy -Anti-ballistic missile [ABM] -Military service draft issue -Vote -US position in the world -Negotiations -USSR -People's Republic of China [PRC] -Stance -Possible elimination -Volunteer army -Timing
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-9 (cont.)
Foreign relations -Israelis -Kemp’s Jewish Constituents -Type of government -USSR -Balance of power -Jet sales to Israel -Position in relation to the US -Kemp’s role of a member of Congress -Comparison with the role of the President
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Football -Washington Redskins -Billy Kilmer -Passing ability -Comparison to Christian A. (Sonny) Jurgenson -Background -University of Southern California at Los Angeles [UCLA] -New Orleans -Brent Sanders -Minnesota Vikings -Loss of quarterback -Joe Kapp -Baltimore Colts -Earl Morrall
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-9 (cont.)
-Buffalo Bills -Dennis Shaw -Background -San Diego State University -Don Horn -Green Bay Packers -Denver Broncos -Buffalo Bills -Shaw The President’s schedule -Buffalo -Terence Cardinal Cooke -Anniversary of diocese -Invitation to the President -Time Gifts The President’s schedule -Dwight L. Chapin -The President's possible attendance Kemp and Haig left at 12:01 pm.
Conversation No. 574-10 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: 12:01 pm - 12:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Announcement -Additional event -Bowling Press relations
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-10 (cont.)
-Edmund S. Muskie's statement on a Black Vice President -Possible questions directed at Ziegler -Black Vice President -Potential candidacy -Propriety of White House response on issue -Preferences of electorate -Black President -Voting prerogatives -Creed or color -US people -Voting for Presidents -Trade -Canada -Ziegler’s possible responses -Jim Deakin of St. Louis Post-Dispatch -Japan -US position -Overseas -Customer -As US customer -Canada -Japan compared to Canada -Overseas relations -Japan -Overseas customer -Percentage -Exports -US The President’s news conferences of September 16, 1971 -Press reaction -Peter A. Lisagor -Ziegler’s comments -Story -Stories -Vietnam -Ngo Dinh Diem -Nguyen Van Thieu The President's schedule -Upcoming meeting with bowlers
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-10 (cont.)
-Pictures -Bowling alley Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:01 pm.. The President's schedule -Group -Size -Picture -White House photographer [Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins] -Bowling alley -Press -Location -Photographs -Slides -Executive secretary -Introduction Ziegler and Bull left at 12:05 pm.
Conversation No. 574-11 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: 12:05 pm - 12:14 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Aida L. Gonzalez, Edwin R. Luther, Mrs. Edwin R. Luther, Frank K. Baker, Mrs Albert E. Crowe, Mrs. Mabel Marrs, Harold Davis, John Meek, Michael Wilson and Henry C. Cashen II; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Frank K. Baker -Position -Background -Milwaukee, Wisconsin Mrs. Albert E. Crowe
49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-11 (cont.)
Des Moines, Iowa Edwin R. Luther Mrs. Edwin R. Luther Mrs. Mabel Marrs -Vancouver, Washington -National Bowling Council Harold Davis, John Meek Greetings Bowling -Recognition -The President's schedule -Washington, DC -Florida and California -Golf -Participants -Photograph -Number -Countries -Number -Comparison to Olympics -Ceremony -Copies -The President's family -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Tricia Nixon Cox -Julie Eisenhower -[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II -Score -The President's score Presidential gifts -Presidential seal -Cufflinks -Stephen B. Bull
50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-11 (cont.)
White House bowling alley -Bowling Programs -Bowling ceremonies -The President's autograph -Hall of Fame -Bowling -Pen -Council for Physical Fitness -Participation by bowling members Bowling as sport -The President's score -Competition -Competitors -Cost -Participation -Time -Family sport -Handicap -Number in team The President, Mrs. Gonzalez, et al. left at 12:14 pm.
Conversation No. 574-12 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:14 pm and 12:34 pm Location: Oval Office Alexander P. Butterfield [?] met with unknown people [Secret Service agent]. The President’s location -Bowling alley Butterfield [?] and the unknown people [Secret Service agents] left at an unknown time before 12:34 pm.
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-12 (cont.)
Unknown people met. Greetings [Unintelligible] President’s schedule -Meeting with Ginger Rogers [Unintelligible] This recording was cut off at an unknown time before 12:34 pm.
Conversation No. 574-13 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: 12:34 pm - 12:49 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ginger Rogers and Alexander P. Butterfield. Rogers's schedule -Future plans -Long Island theater appearance -Coco -California -Dean Martin Broadway musical Coco -Plot -Success -Katherine Hepburn -Plot -Music Modern music
52 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-13 (cont.)
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -Architecture -Modern style -Exterior -Interior -Acoustics -Los Angeles Music Center -Acoustics -Symphony -Music -Igor Stravinsky -Jazz -Symphony -Ludwig Van Beethoven -Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky -Franz Liszt -Modern style of music -Leonard Bernstein -Wolf Trap performing arts park -Orchestra An unknown person [Manolo Sanchez] entered at an unknown time after 12:34 pm. Refreshments -Coffee The unknown person [Sanchez] left at an unknown time before 12:49 pm. Wolf Trap performing arts park -Acoustics -Curtain Kennedy Center -Tour -Rogers -Arrangements -Car -David Bradley -Leonard Garment, Carol Harford, [Nancy Hanks] Henry A. Kissinger
53 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-13 (cont.)
-Francis A. (“Frank”) Sinatra -Bennet A. Cerf -Death Rogers's family -Mrs. Phyllis F. Cerf -Relation to Rogers Rogers -Career -Effect on people Acting profession -Difficulty -Effect on people -Reward Movies and theater -Values -No, No, Nannette -Audience reaction -Type of material Present day values -Morals -Articles -Rogers -Decency -Movies -Writers -The National Press Club Photograph Rogers -New York City -Fred Astaire -Theater performance -Hello Dolly -Fiorello -South Pacific -My Fair Lady
54 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-13 (cont.)
-Oklahoma -Brigadoon -Comparison to present day shows Movies -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -The President's trips to Camp David -California -Age of movies selected for viewing -John Wayne -Rogers's movies -Present day movies -Sex -Women -Clothing -Removal of element of mystery -Nudity -Reactions by audience -Youth -Demoralization -Morale The White House photographer and members of the press entered at an unknown time after 12:34 pm. Professional bowlers -Champions -National Bowlers Champion -Meeting at bowling alley -President’s bowling The White House photographer and members of the press were no longer present at an unknown time before 12:49 pm. Presidential gifts -Compact -Mrs. Nixon -Presidential seal -Cufflinks Rogers's support for the President
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Conv. No. 574-13 (cont.)
Celebrities -Work -Las Vegas -Broadway -Business -Lack of support for conservatives -Stance of entertainment industry celebrities -James (“Jimmy”) Stewart -John Wayne -Richard (“Red”) Skelton -Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope Rogers Rogers and Butterfield left at 12:49 pm.
Conversation No. 574-14 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: 12:49 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull and Alexander P. Butterfield. President’s schedule -John H. Geiger meeting Bull and Butterfield left at 12:49 pm.
Conversation No. 574-15 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: 12:50 pm - 1:12 pm Location: Oval Office
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The President met with John H. Geiger, William F. Hauck, Ralph Bates, and Charles W. Colson; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Introductions Greetings Official photograph Photograph National affairs Homecoming celebration in Illinois -Leslie C. Arends The President's schedule -Convention for the American Legion -Chicago, Illinois -Veterans of Foreign Wars -Time -American Legion convention -Dates -Republican Party convention -San Diego -Date conflict with American Legion -End -Time -Date -Trip to California US world position and objectives -American Legion support -The President’s economic initiative -US position -Trade -Isolationism -International role -US position -Military strength -Economic strength -Peace
57 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-15 (cont.)
-US position -US position in the world -Competition -Isolationism -National security -Military service draft -Bill in Congress -Vote -Status -Time -US position -Relations with Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR], People's Republic of China [PRC] -US position in the world -Foreign powers -Arms reduction -Unilateral versus multilateral reduction -Anti-ballistic missile [ABM] -Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles [ICBM] -US position -Trends -Development of isolationism -Vietnam -US position -Strength -Effect on negotiations -Future announcements -Timing -US position -Vietnam -Peace -US position -Military draft -Military spending -Support for draft -Pressure on Congress -Democrats American Legion -Resolution -National convention in Houston
58 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-15 (cont.)
-Support for draft -Non-partisan efforts World tour US domestic issues -Drug abuse -Dr. Jerome H. Jaffe -Ray [Surname unknown] -Jeff Donfeld -Jobs for veterans Foreign policy -Vietnam -Death toll -US position -Honorable ending of war -Nguyen Van Thieu -Democratic election -Vietnam -US foreign aid -Number of countries -Aid -Countries -Leaders -Contested democratic election -Percentage of countries -Vietnam -Congressional elections -Thieu -South Vietnam -Election -Communist rule in Vietnam -No elections -Vietnam War -End -Honor -US position -South Vietnam -Defense -Communism
59 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-15 (cont.)
-US position Vietnam -Casualties -Number -Withdrawal of troops -Return home -Respect US Army -Peacetime military service -Vietnam -Effort by Army -Alleged atrocities -Foreign service Armed Forces -Perception among youth -Causes -World travel -Drugs -US position -US armed forces in the world -Peace -Defense -Military service draft -Vote -Effect of the President's press conference -Response on Capitol Hill American Legion’s concerns -Veterans Administration [VA] -Funding -Drug abuse programs -Phase II freeze -Effects -Personnel -Budget cuts -Implications -Military service -Caspar W. (“(Cap”) Weinberger, Donald E. Johnson
60 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-15 (cont.)
-Forthcoming conversation with the President -Drugs -Non-professionals -Drugs -Reported budget cut -Contacts in Washington -Donald E. Johnson -Colson -Policies -Food and Drug Administration [FDA] -Venereal disease -Youth -Increase in incidence of disease -Program for venereal disease -Service groups -Youth -Promiscuity -Conduct -Dr. Merlin K. DuVal -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -Report -Venereal disease -Arizona -Drugs -Increase -Education, research American Legion -Conversation between the President and William P. Rogers -Number of members in Legion -Vietnam Veterans -Membership -World War I -World War II -Korean War -Vietnam -Young veterans -Home -Responsibility -Geiger -Travel
61 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 574-15 (cont.)
-District Commander positions -Hawaii -Commander -Vietnam veteran -Geiger -Travel -United Airlines Colson Presidential gifts -Cufflinks -Unknown person -The President’s trip to the President’s Republics of China [PRC] -Gifts for wives -Golf balls -Paperweight Previous meeting with the President -Anecdote Arends -Service in Congress -Golf Armed Services Committees in Congress -F. Edward Hebert -John C. Stennis -Margaret Chase Smith -Position -President’s view -Request for support from Geiger -Trip to Maine Geiger et al. left at 1:12 pm.