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Date: 
Dec 01, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 627-1 Date: December 1, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:15 am and 10:05 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Alexander P. Butterfield. Christmas season -Congress -Christmas President's schedule -Upcoming meetings -Florida -Willy Brandt -Timing -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -State of the Union speech -California trip dates -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's trip -Unknown departure time -Timing [Pause] -Henry A. Kissinger -Timing -Press conference in California -Eisaku Sato meeting -Announcement -President’s schedule -Mrs. Nixon’s arrival -Conflict [?] -President’s upcoming meeting with the Director of Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -The President’s birthday -Suggestions -Congress -Special session -Italian meeting -Kissinger
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 627-1 (cont.)
-Timing -State of the Union -Potential Congressional problem -Timing -Congress -President’s instructions to Haldeman -Foreign visitors -Mexico -Argentina -Barbados -Upcoming foreign ministers meeting -William P. Rogers -Africans -Europeans -Mexicans -Upcoming events -Joseph M. Luns -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Spiro T. Agnew -People's Republic of China [PRC] -Schools -Presidential visits [?] -February -Schedule conflict -December, January, February [PRC] -State of the Union -March and April -Publicity from PRC visit -May Trip to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Possible veterans meeting -Unknown law school Haldeman and Butterfield left at an unknown time before 10:05 am.
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Conversation No. 627-2 Date: December 1, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:15 am and 10:05 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez Oval Office -Someone to enter -The President's schedule -Delivery of something Sanchez left at an unknown time before 10:05 am.
Conversation No. 627-3 Date: December 1, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:15 am and 10:05 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Schedule -Chicago -Conflict -National 4-H Congress -National Association of Farm Editors -American Farm Bureau -President’s speech to the National 4-H Congress -Meet and greet -National Association of Farm Editors and the American Farm Bureau -John C. Whitaker
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Conv. No. 627-3 (cont.)
-Earl L. Butz -Whitaker’s talk with Roger Clements -Possible photo opportunity at the meet and greet -Recognition Henry A. Kissinger entered at an unknown time after 9:15 am. National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Allies -Options -European Security Conference -William P. Rogers -Preparatory meetings with the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics [USSR] -Berlin -Agreement -Western Deputy Foreign Ministers meeting -Western position rectified -Summit -Exploratory talks -Rogers -Possible delay of explanatory talks -Middle East -USSR -Rogers’ probable meeting with the President -Golda Meir -Joseph J. Sisco -Yitzhak Rabin -Los Angeles Times -Proposal -Agenda -State Department -USSR -Negotiations -Shift in US policy -Rogers -Lunch for Meir -Meeting with Kissinger Kissinger left at an unknown time before 10:05 am.
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 627-3 (cont.)
Chicago -Schedule -Problems Clark MacGregor -Tax bill -Wilbur D. Mills -Pressure -Auto dealers -Potential problems of tax bill -Kevin P. Phillips -Labor unions -Control of Presidential elections -Campaign check off -Public attitudes -John B. Anderson Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:15 am. Rogers's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 10:05 am. MacGregor -Foreign aid -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] -Appropriation -Allen J. Ellender -Trip to Africa -Continuing resolution -Butz -Upcoming vote Dr. Arthur A. Fletcher -Resignation from the United Nations [UN] delegation -United Negro College Fund [UNCF] -Sense of helpfulness -Importance in particular field -Chairman of the Domestic Council Committee on Discrimination -Post retained by Fletcher -Letter to the President
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Conv. No. 627-3 (cont.)
-Negro colleges -Ability to survive -Black Professors -White colleges -Hiring tactics -Criticism Schedule -Congress -Kissinger -Chicago speech [Pause?] American Pharmaceutical Association [?] Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:15 am. Schedule -Chicago speech Bull left and Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 10:05 am. Pierre E. Trudeau dinner -Guest list and table Butterfield left at an unknown time before 10:10 am. William F. (“Billy”) Graham's trip to Taiwan -Trip cancelled Trudeau dinner Haldeman left at an unknown time before 10:10 am.
Conversation No. 627-4 Date: December 1, 1971
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Time: Unknown between 11:00 am and 11:29 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger and William P. Rogers. [The recording begins at an unknown time while the conversation is already in progress] Middle East situation -Forthcoming talks with Golda Meir -Difference of opinion -Need for a long-term agreement -Essential for survival and security -Phantom jets -Proposed delivery in the future -Contingency plans -Security -US assurances -Meir -Possible attitude during negotiations after General Assembly debate -Potential pitfalls -Anwar el-Sadat -Rogers’ plan -Negotiations after General Assembly debate -Timing -Presidential campaign -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Israel -Possible concessions -Differences in opinion -Possible advantages -Egypt -[Hussein, King of Jordan], Hussein ibn Talal -Meir -Recommendations -US recognition of Israel’s security needs -Concern for future -Possible shift after Presidential elections -Recommendations -Arabs and Sadat -Eager for negotiations -Sadat’s position -Creating pressure for the General Assembly debate
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 627-4 (cont.)
-Potential trouble for Sadat -Lack of supporters [Congo, Dominican Republic] -US position -President’s State of the World message, February 25, 1971 [?] -Rogers’ forthcoming talks with Meir -President’s recommendations for Israel -Negotiations -Security -Political interest -Phantoms -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] build-up -Proposed sale of weapons -“Hawks” -Kissinger’s view -US pressure on Israel -Potential diplomatic problems with the Arabs and USSR at the General Assembly -Rogers’ view -Importance of agreement -Phantoms -Future debate at the United Nations [UN] -Timing -Meir -Reassurances -Interim agreement -Relationship to final agreement -Potential misunderstandings of US policy -No shift in the military balance -Working together with the US -Phantoms -Military supplies discussions -Announcement -Timing -USSR -Military supplies -Upcoming announcement -Arabs -Israel -Desire for a negotiated settlement -Meir -Problems
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 627-4 (cont.)
-Knesset -Cabinet -“Dove and Hawks” -Yosef Saphir, Yigal Allon and Moshe Dayan -Saphir’s financial report -Military equipment expenses European Security Conference -Rogers’ upcoming speech -USSR -Future meetings with the USSR in 1972 or 1973 -Advantages -Rogers’ meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Dwight D. Eisenhower and Nikita S. Khrushchev -Past meeting -Dobrynin apology -Summit with USSR -Timing -Carefulness with US allies -Future discussions in Hawaii -Deputy foreign ministers meeting -Timing Rogers's trip to Iceland -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Iceland military base President’s schedule -Pierre F. Trudeau -Italian meeting -John B. Connally -Upcoming Italian elections -Aldo Moro -People's Republic of China [PRC] trip -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon Monetary issues -Latin America -Surcharge exemptions -Connally -Europeans
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 627-4 (cont.)
-Japanese -No potential deals Kissinger and Rogers left at an unknown time before 11:29 am.
Conversation No. 627-5 Date: December 1, 1971 Time: 11:29 am - 11:30 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Schedule -Stephen B. Bull Butterfield left at 11:30 am.
Conversation No. 627-6 Date: December 1, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:30 am and 11:36 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull and Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule -Meeting with Congressional candidates -Time -Unknown people Bull and Butterfield left at an unknown time before 11:36 am.
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Conv. No. 627-6 (cont.)
Conversation No. 627-7 Date: December 1, 1971 Time: 11:36 am - 11:42 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Richard W. Mallary, Raymond H. Nutter, Harry S. Dent, and Alexander P. Butterfield; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting.
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Mallary, et al. left at 11:42 am.
Conversation No. 627-8 Date: December 1, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:42 am and 11:46 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Meeting with John D. Ehrlichman Bull left at an unknown time before 11:46 am.
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 627-9 Date: December 1, 1971 Time: 11:46 am - 12:26 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. White House Conference on Aging -Pharmaceutical question -Difficulties John D. Ehrlichman entered at 11:47 am. -Speech -Leonard Garment’s memorandum of November 29, 1971 -Prescription drugs -Office of Management and Budget (OMB) -No recommendation from the Administration -Arthur S. Flemming’s point of view -House Resolution [HR] 1 -Russell B. Long speaking to older people -Awareness -Social Security -Welfare -Older people -Benefits of HR 1 -Ability to earn and keep money -Methods used by the Administration -Speech -President’s schedule -Prescription drugs -Garment -Memo -Ehrlichman’s doubts -Economy [?] -Big ticket items -Older people
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 627-9 (cont.)
-Young people -Water Pollution bill -Edmund S. Muskie Luncheon for aged on November 30, 1971 attended by Ehrlichman -Legislation “typhoon” -Strong pitch for the rights of older people -Praise for Ehrlichman -Competition from libraries, schools, and the military -Congress [Pause] Property tax -Budget Tax bill speech -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Prepared draft -Inflation -Campaign check off provision -Veto -Rationale -Impact on political system -Expense -Inflation -Need for jobs -Congress Campaign practices -Haldeman -Source -Muskie -Property taxes -California -Spiro T. Agnew Conferences -Cabinet Committee on Spanish Speaking People -Postponed -Flemming
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 627-9 (cont.)
-White House Conference on Aging -Similarity of audience -Republican Women’s Federation -Colorado chairman -Make-up -President’s forthcoming meeting -Possible handling -Real estate tax -Copy of speech -Deadline Ehrlichman left at 12:01 pm. Pharmaceutical question in Congress Television -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] program, “A Day in the Life of the President”, December 6, 1971 -Clark MacGregor and William E. Timmons -Breakfast meeting with Congressional leaders -Michael J. Mansfield and Hugh Scott -“The Bigs” -Gerald R. Ford, J. Caleb Boggs, Carl B. Albert -Speaker or Senators -Ford and Boggs -Breakfast meeting -House -Cooperation -Mansfield and Senate -Lack of cooperation Breakfast meeting with Congressional leaders -Advantages -Discussions -Albert, Ford, and Boggs -John B. Connally Schedule -Decisions Speeches -Chicago
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 627-9 (cont.)
-Particular problems with speeches -Too “bureaucratized” -Andrews -Maurice H. Stans [?] -Concern for historical legacy -Effectiveness -William L. Safire and Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Television
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National Conference on Corrections, December 6, 1971 -John N. Mitchell and Warren E. Burger -Greeting -Williamsburg, Virginia -Draft -Key Biscayne -Media coverage -Haldeman’s view The President's schedule -Bermuda -Congress -End of session -Timing The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 12:01 pm and 12:15 pm. [Conversation No. 627-9A]
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Conv. No. 627-9 (cont.)
[See Conversation No. 15-178] [End of telephone conversation] The President talked with James Harvey between 12:15 pm and 12:20 pm. [Conversation No. 627-9B] [See Conversation No. 15-179] [End of telephone conversation] The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 12:20 pm and 12:26 pm. [Conversation No. 627-9C] [See Conversation No. 15-180] [End of telephone conversation] NBC television show, “A Day in the Life of the President” -Congressional breakfast -Size of group -Congressmen’s view -NBC view -President’s view -Ford -Leslie C. Arends -Boggs -Albert -Mansfield -Scott -Tax bill President’s schedule -Farm Bureau -Agricultural editors and photographs -Meet and greet opportunity -4-H speech
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 627-9 (cont.)
-Possible photographs opportunities -Potential conflicts -Talking points Speeches -Recommendations by Haldeman Haldeman left at 12:26 pm.
Conversation No. 627-10 Date: December 1, 1971 Time: 12:27 pm - 12:37 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Clarence J. (“Bud”) Brown. [See Conversation No. 15-181]
Conversation No. 627-11 Date: December 1, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:37 pm and 1:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person. Schedule [?] The unknown person left at an unknown time before 1:15 pm.
Conversation No. 627-12
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: December 1, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:37 pm and 1:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:15 pm
Conversation No. 627-13 Date: December 1, 1971 Time: 1:15 pm - 1:17 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Schedule Butterfield left at 1:17 pm.
Conversation No. 627-14
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Conv. No. 627-12 (cont.)
Date: December 1, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:17 pm and 1:22 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield and Rose Mary Woods. Schedule -Chicago -Preparations -Materials to be taken -Meeting -Academics -Former ambassadors -Peter G. Peterson -Peter M. Flanigan -Television -Interview [?] -John Roth [?] The President, Butterfield and Woods left at 1:22 pm.