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Date: 
Sep 24, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 578-1 Date: September 24, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:13 am and 9:05 am Location: Oval Office President met with Stephen B. Bull. Major league baseball -Washington Senators -Last game -Date -[RFK Stadium] Bull left at an unknown time before 9:05 am.
Conversation No. 578-2 Date: September 24, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:13 am and 9:05 am Location: Oval Office President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman; an unknown person was present at the beginning of the conversation. President's schedule -September 24 -Afternoon -Departure for Northwest trip -Day -Time Press relations -The President’s question and answer [Q&A] session at Detroit Economic Club, September 23, 1971 -Television coverage -Evening news -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-2 (cont.)
-Time Length -Wage and price control Phase II question -News reporters coverage -Comparison to television coverage -Haldeman's conversation with Ronald L. Ziegler -Type of coverage -Effect -Impact -Ziegler's analysis -Amount of coverage -Demonstrators -Television coverage -"Today Show" -Lead story -Wage and price control -Type of coverage -Still shots -Demonstrators -President's comments -Pollution -Employment -Amount of coverage -CBS -Question on Supreme Court nomination -Television coverage -Impact -Frequency -Local telecasts -Detroit -Coverage for administration -Chicago -Illinois -Wisconsin -Indiana -Ohio -Key States -Michigan -Time -Length of coverage -Effort -Ziegler's handling of press
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-2 (cont.)
-Ziegler's analysis on coverage -Administration's position -Type of impact -Amount of effort -Pros and cons for results -President's appearance -Questions and answers -Preparation -Type of question -Responses -President's responses -Questions asked by newsmen -Politeness -Pros and cons -Antagonism -Comparison to press conference -News coverage -Unknown person -Time of day -Television -Detroit -News coverage -Night time -Past experiences -Coverage -President's efforts -Trips -Guidelines by administration -Restrictions on questions -Balance of questions -Foreign -Domestic -Questions -Vietnam -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Conservative revolt -Patrick J. Buchanan -Significance -Number of people -Types of questions -Election in Vietnam
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-2 (cont.)
-Number -Nguyen Van Thieu -People’s Republic of China [PRC] initiative -Vietnam -Technical preparation and staffing -Mark I. Goode -Type of individual needed -Richard A. Moore -Director of operations -President's experience in Detroit -Introduction of President for newsman -Panel of questioners -Television audience -Awareness -Type of introduction -Television and radio audience -Need for introductions -Radio audience in Michigan -Comparison to television audience -Lack of knowledge of President's appearance -Demonstrators -Location -Moore -Goode -William H. Carruthers -Demonstrations -Moore -Goode - Carruthers -Demonstrators -Moore -Completion of question period -Cut-off -Goode or Moore -Control of situation -Format -Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] speech -Future press situations -Limitation on answers -Buchanan -Number of words
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-2 (cont.)
-Background information -Wage and price freeze question -Number of words statement -International monetary conditions -Profits -Preparation of answers -Thought process -Type of response -Number of words -"One liners" -Henry A. Kissinger's preparations -John B. Connally's preparations -Buchanan -George P. Shultz -Kissinger -Paul W. McCracken -Questions -Types of questions -Question of who should answer questions -Back ups -Buchanan -Review of speeches -Example -The President’s comment about welfare and work -Speech writers -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Buchanan -Politics -Repetition by President -Concern -John F. Osborne -John F. Kennedy -Quote -Number of repetitions -President's speeches to Congress -Type of lines -Repetition -Types of lines -Welfare and employment -Type of line -Impact
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-2 (cont.)
-Repetition of statements -Possible audience assumptions -Old material compared to new material -Listening ability of audience -Appearances after 9:00 pm -Television coverage -Questioners -Atmosphere -Inhibitions because of television -Detroit television -Working people -Location -Office compared to home -Detroit trip -Type of coverage -Preparation -Grand Rapids -Demonstration -Willie J. Usery -Teamsters -United Auto Workers [UAW] -American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organization [AFL-CIO] -Reasons for demonstration -Anti-police -Blacks -Anti-war -Organization -Signs -Actions -Laughter -Audiences -Type -Advance men -Planning for audience -Program -Warm-up of audience -Rock music -Meeting with milk producers -Detroit Economic Club -Detroit response to President's appearance for Economic Club
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-2 (cont.)
-Amount of preparation time -Precedent -Detroit -President's appearance -Impact -Press reactions PRC announcement -Kissinger -Connally Press relations -Phase II -Possible press conference -Line of questioning -Teachers’ salaries -Specifics of questions -Comprehensiveness -Duration -Connally Haldeman's conversation with Arthur F. Burns -Meeting -State Department The President and Haldeman left at 9:05 am.
Conversation No. 578-3 Date: September 24, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:05 am and 9:52 am Location: Oval Office Manolo Sanchez met with an unknown people. Situation Room [Unintelligible]
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Sanchez and the unknown people left at an unknown time before 9:32 am.
Conversation No. 578-12 Date: September 24, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:05 am and 9:52 am Location: Oval Office An unknown person [Secret Service agent] talked with an unknown person. [Unintelligible] The unknown person left at an unknown time before 9:52 am.
Conversation No. 578-4 Date: September 24, 1971 Time: 9:52 am - 10:29 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. President's schedule -Forthcoming Florida trip -Washington Senators game -President's attendance -San Diego Padres -C. Arnholt Smith -Possible move John B. Connally and Arthur F. Burns entered and Haldeman left at 9:53 am. Reception by the President
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-4 (cont.)
Pierre-Paul Schweitzer -Possible invitation to reception -Connally -Impact -Credentials -Travel -Meetings with foreign leaders -Programs -Possible meeting with President -Result -Usefulness to administration -Intermediary -Initiative -Depreciation of money -Percentage -Japan -Friend US international economic policy -Reason for meeting between President, Connally and Burns -Cabinet members -Need for unified answers -Strategy -Europeans' attention -Conflicting position for US -Assistant Secretary, Secretary Maurice H. Stans, David M. Kennedy -European negotiating strategy compared to US negotiating strategy -Negotiations -President's, Connally's and Burns's role -United position -William P. Rogers -Nathaniel Samuels -Peter G. Peterson -International Monetary Fund [IMF] -Possible speech by the President -Conversation between the President and Connally -Preparation -US position -Connally speech -Reception by President
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-4 (cont.)
-View of Peterson group, Paul A. Volcker group, State Department, Connally, Burns -Reception by President -Informal remarks -Time length -Questions at Detroit Economic Club -Connally speech -US position -Strategy -Fixed exchange systems -Option for future -Connally's speech -Offering of a plan -Discussion -Solutions -Avoid negativity -Issues -Import surcharge -Gold -Position of Connally and Burns -Changing the price of gold -Congress's approval -Protectionism -Domestic climate of opinion -Difficulties -Possible risks -Import surcharge -Possible removal -Restrictions -Free-floating currency -Transitional period -Advantages for free market -Deputy Prime Ministers of economics -Group of Ten -Revaluation -Removal -Reciprocal action by Europeans -Transition period -Free floating currency -Reactions by foreign countries -Risks
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-4 (cont.)
-Problems -Re-alignment -Amount -Surcharge -Changing price of gold -Reasons -Re-alignment -Yielding by individual countries -Transitional float -Changing price of gold -Removal of import surcharge -Re-alignment -Market determination -Country determination -Japanese yen -Canadian dollar -German mark -French franc -Transitional period -Reactions -Risk involved -Yen compared to the dollar -Percent -Control of float -German mark -US position -Changes in administration -Import surcharge -Removal -Free floating currency -Capital controls -Reactions in foreign market -Stopping compared to starting controls -European countries -Intelligence -Relations with US -Comparison with US -US proposal -European Finance Ministers' possible reaction -Acceptance of conditions -More conditions
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-4 (cont.)
-Quotas -Tariffs -Quotas -Oil import problems -Textiles -Steel -Agricultural commodities -European nations -Gold price -William Proxmire's views -House of Representatives -Henry S. Reuss -Capitol Hill -Reservations of price of gold -Debates -Increase of price -Amount of money -Percentage -Rewards to producers, speculators -South Africa -Soviet Union -France -Official price -Date -Current price -Charge -Date -Impact -Bargaining position -US interests -Price of gold -Economic significance -Political significance -European position -Need to de-emphasize -US position -Proposed solution -Rogers -Stans -Burns's role -United front
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-4 (cont.)
-French -Germany -Japan -Possible conversation with Burns or Connally
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US international policy -Germany -Relationship with US -Conversations with Burns -Europeans -Relationship with Japan -Henry A. Kissinger -Willy Brandt -Berlin -Japan -Conversation with Earl Of Cromer -US policies toward Britain -South Africa -Rhodesia -Edward R.G. Heath -Conversation with Cromer -Jordanian crisis -Great Britain's position -Relations with US -Common Market
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-4 (cont.)
-European Common Market -Great Britain -The President’s comments during 1969 trip to Europe -Economic aspect -Political future -Germany -France -Italy -Political responsibility -Position in Common Market -United trading unit -Number of people -Political issue -US position -Importance -Relationship with Great Britain -Economic and political considerations -France -Gen. Charles A.J.M. De Gaulle -Georges J.R. Pompidou -Connally's conversation with Kissinger -Great Britain -France -Germany -Japanese -US position -Relationship of politics and economics -Time frame for Common Market -January 1973 -France -Decision -Decision -International political considerations -US domestic political scene -1972 elections -Cabinet Room conversation -Anti-foreigner attitude -US interests -US deal -Timing -Importance
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-4 (cont.)
-Possible speech by President -Connally -President's remarks -Reception -Governors' attendance -President's knowledge -Connally's knowledge -Possible reactions by foreign economic ministers -US domestic scene -President's effectiveness in comparison to foreign economic scene -IMF -Television coverage -Type of impact -US domestic issues -Connally -Burns -President's appearance -Remarks -Central Bankers of Group of 10 -Dinner given by Burns -Private dinner -Burns's home -Unknown person -Meetings with Burns -Previous Cabinet meeting -Time factor -David N. Packard -World governed by reason -Emotions -Foreign countries -Interests -Trade -Business pressures -Political problems -Central Bankers' analysis -Recession -Japan -Recession -Germany -Recession
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-4 (cont.)
-Recession -Inflation -International recession -US role -Europe and Japan -Inflation -Comparison to US -US anti-inflation policy -Type -Comparison to other countries -Report to President -Quadriad meeting -Report from Burns to President Connally's schedule -J. William Fulbright John Foster Dulles Connally left at 10:27 am. Burns's schedule -White House dinner for Japanese -Haldeman's conversation with Burns -Rogers -Burns's attendance -Invitations -State Department -Japanese -Breakfast meetings -Japanese Burns left at 10:29 am.
Conversation No. 578-5 Date: September 24, 1971 Time: 10:33 am – 11:44 am
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-4 (cont.)
Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Dinner -Arthur F. Burns -Invitation -Concern The President’s trip to the Detroit Economic Club -Press coverage -Questions and answers -"Today Show" -Time and length of filming -Ecology -Employment -Phase II -Surcharge -Interest rates -Supreme Court -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Time length Astronauts' visit to White House -Helen A. Thomas -Coverage -News summary -President as tour guide -Lucy A. Winchester -Coverage (press story) -President as tour guide for White House -History -Abraham Lincoln -Emancipation Proclamation -Lincoln bedroom -Winston S. Churchill story -Lincoln Sitting Room -Secret staircase -Locked doors -Children -Type of story
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
-Thomas -Type of stories -"Back stairs at the White House" story -United Press International [UPI] service President's People's Republic of China [PRC] initiative -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Japan -Relationship with Japanese legislators -Public relations aspect -Latin America -Robert H. Finch -Rumsfeld and Finch -Possible appearance in small Latin American countries -Taiwan -United Nations [UN] -Taiwan seat -World politics -Domestic politics -Conservatives -Seating of PRC in Security Council -UN
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TAIWAN
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-UN votes -Small actions
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
-Compared to US and Great Britain -George H.W. Bush -Personal representatives -Haldeman -Possible conversations -Bush -Henry A. Kissinger President's schedule -Planning Board of White House Conference on Aging -Executive Office Building [EOB] -Purpose -The President’s Chicago speech -President's interest -Time -Length of day -Arthur S. Flemming Press coverage of administration -Questions and answers [Q&A] -Future events -Amount of preparation -Phase II -International monetary situation -PRC -Soviet Union -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -National defense -Budget -Televised press conference -Preparation -Ronald L. Ziegler -Speech in California Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:33 am. -Kissinger -Location -California Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
-Vietnam Bull left at an unknown time before 11:03 am. Kissinger's schedule -Speaking appearances -Dinner -Taft Schreiber -Number of people -Coverage -David Frost -CBS -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] -American Broadcasting Company [ABC] -Philadelphia meeting -President's approval -Hugh Scott -Princeton University -Yale University -Oklahoma -Ohio State University -University of Illinois -University of Chicago -Northwestern University -Comparison to Illinois -Harvard -Yale -Princeton University -New Jersey -Rutgers University -Ohio State -Number of people -City -US -Television coverage -University appearances Jewish sector -Impact for administration -John N. Mitchell -Speaking appearances
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
-Money -Impact for administration -Kissinger's speaking appearances -Contributions -Israel -Amount of money -Jewish sector -Staff -Murray M. Chotiner -Unknown Israeli General -Moshe Dayan -Jewish support in US -Jewish support -Support for President -Israel -US aid Press relations -The President's trip to the Detroit Economic Club -Questions asked -Effect -Precision -Dullness -Politeness -Advance man -[Unknown advance man] -Dwight L. Chapin -Conversation with [Forename unknown] Sisler [?] and Director -Television coverage -Types of questions -Henry C. Cashen, II -Restrictions -Future situations -Campaign -Types of questions -Public desire -Good questions -Citizens' panel in Detroit -Questions -Television coverage -Past situation
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
-Type of questions -Timing -Screening questions -Telephone call-ins -Telethon -Citizens' panel in Detroit -National television -Questions -Phase II -Peter G. Peterson -IMF -President's appearance -Speech -Decision -President's conversation with Burns and John B. Connally -President's appearance -Peterson -President's appearance -Connally's analysis -American audience -Reception -Speech -Impact for economics -George P. Shultz -Paul W. McCracken -Free market -Shultz -President's speech -Connally's impact -President's knowledge -Detroit Economic Club speech -President's speech -Knowledge -Balance -National television -US interests -Applause -American audience -Information -IMF -Confusion
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
-Businessmen compared to general public -Barriers to trade -Questions asked -Press conference -Detroit Economic Club -Type of question asked regarding PRC -Connally -Trip to Europe -President's response -John Foster Dulles's diplomacy -Type of question -Tone, format, content -Type of response -Point of question -Response -Patrick J. Buchanan -Responses -Number of words President's schedule -Federal Communications Commission [FCC] -Senator John L. McClellan -Mitchell's opinion -Cable television -Friend of administration -President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania -President of organization of African unity -Attendance -Five foreign ministers -William P. Rogers -David D. Newsome -Length of time -Farewell call -Bogdan Crnobrnja -Belgrade, Yugoslavia -Public relations -Josip Broz Tito -Future situations -Agha Hilaly of Pakistan -Conversation -Presidential gift
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
-Wristwatch -Kissinger -Farewell call -Meeting with the President -Pictures -Farewell calls -Future -Procedure -Informal dinner with million dollar contributors
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-Location -Camp David -Timing -Phase II announcement -Stag dinner -Length -Elkins, West Virginia -Helicopter trip -Camp David -Returns -Editorial writers -Pittsburgh -Meeting with the President -Date -Forthcoming announcement about visit to Soviet Union Press relations -Questions and answers
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
-Subjects -Ziegler -California trip -Questions posed -John A. Scali -President's action -Stories -National television -Oval Office press conference -Idea of performance -President's knowledge William M. Magruder -Meeting -Research and development [R&D] Editorial Milton Friedman and George P. Shultz entered and Haldeman left at 11:03 am; Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins was present at the beginning of this meeting. Greetings Introductions Testimony Photographs General conversation -Photographs -Meeting -Burns -Connally US foreign economic policies -IMF -Burns -Conversation with the President -Rogers -Maurice H. Stans
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
-US position -Gold prices -Henry S. Reuss -William Proxmire -Europe and Japan -Possible recession -Inflation -US -Burns’s position -Fixed currency rates -Connally -Burns -Surcharge -Capital controls -European reactions -Quotas -Steel, oil -Capital controls program -Problems -Rejection -Burns Unknown person [Manolo Sanchez?] entered at an unknown time after 11:03 am. Refreshments -Coffee -Tea Unknown person [Sanchez?] left at an unknown time before 11:44 am. US foreign economic policies -Connally -Memorandum to administration and Burns from Friedman -October1968 -Close gold window -Capital controls -The President's conversation with Burns, September 24 -Connally -International economists -Popular belief of failure -Trip abroad
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
-Connally's position -Timing -World situation -President's action -Connally -Press criticism -Sensitivity -European trip -Lyndon B. Johnson -Capabilities -Dinner party given by Shultz -Date -Connally -Friedman -Ezra Solomon -John D. Ehrlichman -Controls on wages and prices -Political problems -Domestic scene -International scene -US position -Success -Gold prices -Raise -Lower -Elimination -Meaning -Burns's explanation -Ritual of economics -Convertibility -Camp David meeting -Burns's position -Mystique -Political implications -Hypothetical situation -Central banker -Congressmen -Dollar standard -Response -Domestic front -Changes in the price of gold
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
-Impact -Dollar amounts -Europeans' position -Maintenance of sales -Benefits for US -Future implications -Import surcharge -Possible changes -Date -Time length -Benefits for US -Japanese yen -Float -German mark -Pressure -Equilibrium of prices -Percent -Japanese yen -Depreciation -Willingness for depreciation by foreign countries -Japan -Reductions in trade barriers -Numerical shift of balance of payments -Present system -Flexibility in currencies -Productivity -Possible illusions -Surcharge and exchange rate -Imports compared to imports and exports -Definition related to surcharge and exchange rates -Equilibrium -Removal of surcharge -Aid to export companies -Agriculture industry -Reactions to raising surcharge -Exporters -American goods -Lower prices -Impact on farmers -Agricultural commodities -Pro agriculture position
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
-Protectionism in US -Previous Cabinet meeting -American foreign policy -1916-1968 -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson -Benevolent paternalism -Changing American policy -Benevolent paternalism to cooperative partnerships -Possible speech -Questions -Opportunities -Competition -Import surcharge -Importance -Deadline -Date -Suspension of surcharge -Plan -Stipulation -Floating currencies -General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade [GATT] rules -Latin America -GATT rules -US position -Violation -Belief -Floating currencies -Japan, Great Britain, France, West Germany -Canada -Germany -Qualifications -US position -Japan, Britain -Importance -Surcharge -Floating currency -Trade -Japan -Automobiles -US sales -Percentage
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
-Date -Surcharge -Removal -Yen -Appreciation -Value -Automobile industry -Effect -Political consideration US domestic economic policies US international economic policies -Prohibition of private ownership and purchase of gold -Elimination -Current action -Shultz -Connally -Bureaucracy -Timing -Note from Shultz -US patriotism -Ownership of gold -Pros and cons -US legislation -Executive Order -Treasury Department position -Gold Reserve Act -Section Three -Regulation by Secretary of Treasury -Holding of gold -Executive Order -Executive Order -Political question -Conservatives -Gold Reserve Act -History -Date of establishment -Purpose -Prohibiting private profit -Franklin D. Roosevelt
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
-Expropriation -Comparison -Fidel Castro -Chile -Anaconda Company -Roosevelt -Connally US domestic economic policies -Bureaucracy -Changes -Opposition -Government reorganization -Revenue sharing -Welfare reform -Congress -Opposition to change -Economic goals -Price control -Possible dangers -Suppression of inflation -Congressman -Cost of Living Council [COLC] -Spending more money -Federal Reserve Board [FRB] -Printing more money -Political factors -1972 election -Upsurge of prices -1970 recession -Possibility of another recession -1974 -Setback of economic goals -Democratic victory -Avoidance of recession -Money supply -Burns -Congress -Deficit -FRB -Increase
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
-Burns -Rate of increase -Percent -Directions -Repercussions -Expansion -Positive movement -Figures -Retail sales -Auto sales -Reasons -Freeze -Housing starts -Inventories -Consumer purchasing power -Savings -Real spendable earnings -Momentum -History -Action of expansion -1933-1937 -Growth -Rate -Great Depression -Date -Type of recession -Growth -1970 Recession -Reasons -Previous factors -Unemployment figures -Unemployment -Men in workforce -Number -Vietnam -Problems -Geographical distribution -California -Chicago -Gary, Indiana -Connecticut
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
-Wichita -Current economic atmosphere -Washington, DC -Unemployment -Future situation -Post-election period -Figures -Maintenance -Technical problems of Phase II -President's previous action -Politics -Approval -Speculations -Controlling prices -Public support -Already-existing economic factors -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -Sanction policy -Industries -Control of wages and prices -Effect -Wage and price increase -Approval -Disapproval -Deadline -Effect -Number of days -Pressure -Cosmetic influence -Shultz, Herbert Stein -Restraints -Supervision -Major industries -Effect on inflation -Bureaucracy -Decisions -Deferred increases -Impact -Deferred rate increases -Labor-management panel -Speculation
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
-Effect -Automobiles -Union and management policies -US society -Contract between two parties -Valid -Arguments against administration's policies -Contract -James W. Roach -Labor relations -History -Wildcat strikes of 1930's -Union leaders -Contracts -Importance of contracts -Validity -Wage and price increases -Government position -Union leaders -Possible effect on contract -New contract -Railroad union -Contract -Result -Burns -Equity -Meeting between Burns and Shultz -Guidelines -West coast strike -Length -Percentage of proposed wage increase -Cause for strike -Contract -Percent -Burns's position -Strike -Longshoreman, coal miners -Steel settlement -Wages and prices -Friedman's analysis -Burns
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
-Wage and Price Review Board -Legal precedent -History -1932 -Eugene Meyer -FRB -Reconstruction Finance Corporation [RFC] -Deferred contracts -Impact on wages and prices -Economic system -Complexities of system -Guidelines -Numbers -Averages -Effect on unions -Principles of economics -Congress -Freeze -Effect on price index -Percentage deviation -Walter E. Heller -Prediction of numbers -Alan Greenspan's prediction General conversation US economic policies -Congress -Labor leaders -Businessmen -Business Council -Labor -Speculators -President’s announcement -Japan Shultz and Friedman left at 11:44 am.
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-5 (cont.)
Conversation No. 578-6 Date: September 24, 1971 Time: 11:44 am - 12:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman and William M. Magruder. Greetings Progress report Unknown person New technology opportunities program - Supersonic Transport [SST] -Japan -1972 US elections -US position -Future plans -Objective President's schedule -Time New technology opportunities -US national needs -Magruder's research -Congressional study -International transfer of technology -National Aeronautics and Space Council -Position for future developments -SST -Date -Trade organizations -Letters from Magruder -Type of response -Ideas -James T. Lynn -Government initiatives
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-6 (cont.)
-Tax incentives -Congress -Research and Development [R&D] -Innovation of industry in government -Task forces -Scientific and engineering -Dr. Edward E. David, Jr. -Anti-trust laws -Lewis A. Engman -John N. Mitchell -John B. Connally -Report -Industry and government -Available initiatives -Economics -Early depreciation -Paul W. McCracken -Solomon [Surname unknown] -Impact on labor law practices -Examples -Effect -George Meany -Jim Lewin [?] -International transfer -Initiatives -Assistant Secretaries -Type of initiatives -Technological resources -Human resources -Natural resources -Community and economic development -Approaching Congress -Date -Report -Technology -Needs -Gen B. A. Schriever and Harold A. Geneen -Management -Financing -Blue Ribbon Council -Industrial input
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-6 (cont.)
-Results -Timing -Administration's position -National response -Strategy -Cancer -Amount of money -Actions taken -Elliot L. Richardson and Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] -Bureaucrats -Former, traditional procedure of action -Strategy -Methods -Psychological effect -Comparison to traditional procedure -Manhattan Project -Moon shot -Idea of new agency -Possible impact -Idea of taking action -Comparison to traditional government agencies -Ehrlichman -Subsidizing American industry -Competition with Japan -Tax policy -Initiatives -Responses from various agencies -Department of Treasury -Department of Commerce -Law enforcement -J. Edgar Hoover -Arrests -Reactions -Heroin bust -Amount of money -Washington Star -Press response -Location in paper -National Air Space Administration [NASA], Atomic Energy Commission [AEC], Department of Defense [DOD]
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-6 (cont.)
-System management capabilities -Feasibility -Market and public needs -Management capabilities -Manhattan and Apollo Projects -James C. Fletcher -George M. Low -Systems management initiatives -Possible future situation -Comparison to Apollo -Samuel C. Phillips -Air Force -NASA's capabilities -Experience -Department of Transportation [DOT]/NASA package -SST -Other nations' plans -Concorde -A-300 Airbus -Mercure[?] -Boeing -Italians -General Electric [GE] -Jet civil engine -France -Senegman [?] -Pratt and Whitney -Japan -Type of program -NASA, DOT, Commerce Department -Noise reduction -Staff -Package -SST -Civil aviation industry -William Proxmire -Gaylord Nelson -Democrats -Unemployment -New possibilities -Deadline
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-6 (cont.)
-Date -Education and tax reform -Education costs -Relationship to rebate of property taxes -California case -Employment -Number of people -Department of Treasury -Value-added tax -Response in numbers -Inclusion of program -Taxes -Edwin S. Cohen -Conversation between Ehrlichman and Connally -US position in world -SST -Question of technical advancement -Exports -Percentage of Gross National Product [GNP] -Comparison to Canada, Japan and Great Britain -Type of market in comparison to rest of world -Japan -Europe -Impact on US market -Competition -Exports -Scientific community -Problems -Inertia -Regulators -Basic research -National Science Foundation -Director, Dr. William D. McElroy -Political appointment -Possible people -David Appointments -Supreme Court Ehrlichman and Magruder left at 12:05 pm.
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-6 (cont.)
Conversation No. 578-7 Date: September 24, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:05 and 12:07 pm Location: Oval Office President met with Alexander Butterfield. President's schedule Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:07 pm.
Conversation No. 578-8 Date: September 24, 1971 Time: 12:07 pm - 12:23 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Melvin R. Laird, Brig. General Cunningham C. Bryant, Brig. General Benjamin L. Hunton, and Rear Admiral Samuel Gravely; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of this meeting. Greetings Press photos -Arrangements Military personnel policies -Women -Navy -One star ranks -Promotion to Commodore -Ranks -Army -Air Force -Navy
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-8 (cont.)
-Promotions -Intelligence -Medical Corps -WAVEs -Supply -Promotion policies -Type of individual -Jackie Robinson -Game against Oregon -Type of player -Kennie Washington -Montreal -Brooklyn Dodgers -Major League player -Breaking color bar -Vida Blue -George Preston Marshall -West Virginia -Jim Brown's efforts against Washington Redskins -Comparison between sports and armed forces -Laird and Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] -Peace time forces -Blacks -Ranks -Proportion compared to White -Volunteer policies -Promotion potential -Enlisted individuals -Officer corps -Promotion policies -Reasons -Future needs -Support for military men -Promotion opportunities -Washington, DC National Guard -Black officers -Population -Promotion opportunities -Respect -President's military aide -Lieutenant Colonel Vernon C. Coffey, Jr.
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-8 (cont.)
-Type of job -Spirit -Racism -US military service -Prejudices -Opportunities -Reverse discrimination -Leaders -Opportunities for blacks -"Uncle Tom" category -All-volunteer force -Opportunities -Occupation -Minority groups -US history -New York -Jews -Professions -Teaching -Catholics -Protestants -Irish-Americans -Effectiveness in big-city politics -Opportunities -Comparison to Protestants -Political recognition Presidential gifts -Cuff links -Golfers -Golf balls -Golf game -Practice Laird and JCS Copies of photos Laird, et al. left at 12:23 am.
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-8 (cont.)
Conversation No. 578-9 Date: September 24, 1971 Time: 12:23 pm - 12:32 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull, Michael "White Antelope" Naranjo, Mrs. Michael "Desert Flower" Naranjo, Mrs. Larry Underwood, and Donald E. Johnson. Greetings -White House Introductions Presentation to the President -Indian heritage -Sculpture of Pueblo Indian dancer -Wax mold -Bronze -Naranjo's background -Ability as artist -Naranjo's family Art -President's background -Abilities in school Press photographs -Arrangements Members of the press entered at an unknown time after 12:23 pm. [Photographs] Introductions -Frank Cormier -Associated Press [AP] -Helen A. Thomas -United Press International [UPI]
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-9 (cont.)
Indian sculpture -Method of construction -Emotions involved -Indian dancing -Continuous procedure -Wax mold -Period of time of planning -Number of hours -Indian dance -Observation by Naranjo -Reservation -Work -Weight -President's knowledge of art -Indian sculpture -Indian dancer -Naranjo -Service to country -Sacrifice -Sculpture -Indian heritage -Handicap -Determination -Creativity -Strength of character -Example -Continuation of work -Themes -Biblical figures -Greek mythology -Indian heritage Pakistan sculpture -Age -Profile -Greek Buddha -Gift from King of Afghanistan -Age -History -Greek culture
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-9 (cont.)
Presidential gifts -Money clip -Presidential seal -Cuff links -US seal -US seal -Oval Office ceiling and rug -Stars -Eagle -Palm -Cuff clip -Money clip Indian heritage -President's coach at Whittier College -Wallace (“Chief”) Newman -University of Southern California [USC] General conversation Naranjo, et al. left at an unknown time before 12:32 pm. Michael Naranjo -Face -Sensitivity of hands -Thomas -The President’s remarks Bull and Johnson left at 12:32 pm.
Conversation No. 578-10 Date: September 24, 1971 Time: 12:32 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull.
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-9 (cont.)
President's schedule -Photograph -Dwight D. Eisenhower portrait -Meeting with Mrs. J. Willard Marriott -Location -Cabinet Room -Gift -Compact The President and Bull left at 12:32 pm.
Conversation No. 578-13 Date: September 24, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:32 pm and 12:44 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service agents] talked. [Unintelligible] The President’s location Conversation No. 578-11 Date: September 24, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:46 pm and 1:32 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [This recording began at an unknown time while the conversation was in progress] President’s appearance in Detroit -Detroit Economic Club -News stories -Radio -Lyndon B. Johnson [?]
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Unknown reporter -J. Willard Marriott -Questions asked of President -Reports of President's appearance -Length -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] interview with audience -Type of reactions -Lynn A. Townsend -President's appearance -Amount of work President's schedule -Patrick J. Buchanan -Statement for President -Changes -Possible questions -Detroit trip -Audience -Compared to prime time -Press conference -Prime time -Possible questions to be asked President's appearance in Detroit -Detroit Economic Club -Review on President's appearance by Walker Sisler[?] -Impact -Free enterprise -Union reactions -Location of club -Michigan -Review by Russel A. Swaney -President's appearance -Positive response -Protest -Format -Steel industry panel member -Response -Review by William B. Milliken -Impact of President's appearance -Positiveness
49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-11 (cont.)
-Review by Robert P. Griffin -Favorable -Newspapers -Detroit Free Press -Pictures The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 12:59 pm and 1:11 pm. [Conversation No. 578-11A] [See Conversation No. 10-1] [End of telephone conversation] President's schedule -Detroit -Sisler -Previous appearance The President talked with John N. Mitchell between 1:11 pm and 1:13 pm. [Conversation No. 578-11B] [See Conversation No. 10-2] [End of telephone conversation] President's schedule -John D. Ehrlichman Long weekend Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 1:11 pm.
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50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-11 (cont.)
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:32 pm. President's golf game -Mitchell -Work -Martha (Beall) Mitchell US economic policies -Expectations -Detroit trip President's schedule -Northwest trip -Montana -President's arrival -Crowd for President's arrival -Kalispell Airport -Libby Dam -Activities -Helicopter sightseeing -Michael J. Mansfield -President's visit -Statements on President's foreign policy -Airport -Crowd for President's arrival -Hotel -Alaska -President's schedule -Receptions -Walter J. Hickel’s home -Fifty states -President's visits -West Virginia -Queen of Festival
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 578-11 (cont.)
-Daughter of Harley O. Staggers -Staggers -Network -Robert C. Byrd Press relations -Daniel L. Schorr -Credibility -President's campaign speech -Criticism -CBS -Charles W. Colson -Note from Haldeman -Role as commentator -Criticism of President's speech -Kennebunkport, Maine -Colson's meeting -Wire service -Criticism of President -Role as commentator -The Administration’s possible response -Colson's possible efforts -CBS affiliates -Peter M. Flanigan -Television affiliates -Quotes -Criticism of the President -Programs -Motives -Quotes -The President and people This recording was cut off at an unknown time before 1:32 pm.