631

Date: 
Dec 07, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 631-1 Date: December 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:57 pm and 1:58 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [The recording begins at an unknown time while the conversation is in progress] People's Republic of China [PRC] trip -William P. Rogers -Conversation with Haldeman -Henry A. Kissinger -Comments -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] trip -India India-Pakistan war -Haldeman's talk with Rogers -Press stories -Rogers-Kissinger -President’s instructions -Haldeman's possible call to Rogers -Press articles -Staff meeting -Ronald L. Ziegler -Administration policy -Press stories -Time and Newsweek -Lead story for the week -Mary McGrory -Types of stories -Kissinger -United Nations [UN]-Taiwan -India-Pakistan war -Administration responsibility -Frank F. Church -Edward M. Kennedy -Refugees -India -The President’s conversation with Rogers -Rogers working style
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631- 1(cont.)
-Compared to -John B. Connally -Kissinger -George P. Shultz -Previous conversation with Kissinger -Connally -Kissinger resignation -Previous attempt by Kissinger -Timing -Laos -PRC trip -1972 election -Probable timing of resignation -Possible reasons -Paris Peace Talks -State Department -Magazines -James B. Reston Foreign policy -Rogers -Expertise [?] PRC -Rogers -Talks with Haldeman -State Department Kissinger -India -The President’s stance -Military aid -Economic aid -Indira Gandhi -Difficulties -Kennedy -Kenneth B. Keating -Rogers -National Security Council [NSC] -Kissinger -Appearance on National Broadcasting Company’s [NBC]
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631- 1(cont.)
program, “A Day in the Life of the President”, December 6, 1971 Pierre E. Trudeau meeting -Kissinger’s location The President's schedule -Appearance on NBC program, “A Day in the Life of the President” -Haldeman -Charles W. Colson -Peter M. Flanigan -Robert H. Finch -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Finch -Location -Domestic Council meeting -Spiro T. Agnew -Possible agenda for meeting [?] -Rogers -Kissinger -Haldeman’s previous calls Kissinger -Relations with staff -Trudeau dinner -Toast -Television -Kissinger’s style -Backgrounders -Rogers -PRC -Kissinger and Rogers Connally's news conference Agnew -Style and manner at Trudeau dinner Kissinger resignation -State Department -Frustration over policy
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631- 1(cont.)
-Haldeman's talk with Ziegler -Backgrounder -Kissinger -Handling -Actions -Concern from Haldeman Haldeman left at 1:58 pm.
Conversation No. 631-2 Date: December 7, 1971 Time: 2:59 pm - 3:02 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Henry A. Kissinger -Ziegler’s talk with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Talk with Ziegler -State Department -Edward M. Kennedy -United Nations [UN] -India-Pakistan - Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan -Coalition government -Kissinger -Paul N. (“Pete”) McCloskey, Jr. -State Department -Joseph J. Sisco -Backgrounder -Timing -Kennedy -India-Pakistan -Refugees into India -Humanitarian aid -Kissinger -The President's forthcoming talk with Ziegler
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631- 2(cont.)
Ziegler left at 3:02 pm.
Conversation No. 631-3 Date: December 7, 1971 Time: 3:04 pm - 3:11 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. India-Pakistan -Backgrounder -Ronald L. Ziegler's talk with Henry A. Kissinger Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:04 pm. The President's schedule -Meeting with Maurice H. Stans Bull left at an unknown time before 3:11 pm. India-Pakistan -Kissinger's backgrounder -Talk with Ziegler -Talk with Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -The President’s view -State Department -The President’s talk with Ziegler -William P. Rogers -Ziegler’s previous conversation with Haldeman -Rogers's speech at Pierre E. Trudeau dinner -Timing -Kissinger's comments -Conversation with Haldeman -Possible fallout from Rogers’ speech -Cienfuegos crisis -India-Pakistan
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631- 3(cont.)
-State Department -Middle East negotiations -Kissinger’s negotiations -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -[Pakistan and India] -Iran -Cable -Haldeman’s questions to Kissinger -Rogers -Rogers's speech -National Security Council [NSC] -Backgrounder -The President’s statement -Tone -Haldeman’s view -Canadians’ comments Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:04 pm. The President's schedule -Meeting with Stans -Peter G. Peterson and Kissinger -Timing Bull left at an unknown time before 3:11 pm. Kissinger's backgrounder Haldeman left at 3:11 pm.
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 631-4 Date: December 7, 1971 Time: 3:12 pm - 4:29 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Maurice H. Stans, Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr., and Peter G. Peterson; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting Greetings Stans's trip to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR], November 20-30,1971 -Length -Sweden -USSR -Poland -Duration -Sweden -Courtesy call by Stans -Poland -Bank credits -Debt -Stans' report -Export-Import [Ex-Im] Bank credits -Romania -Timing -USSR -Moscow -Leningrad -Azerbaijan Republic -Baku -Georgian Republic -Tbilisi -Duration of time -Stans' visits with Aleksei N. Kosygin -Length of meetings -Proposed agenda -US-USSR relations -Trade -Kosygin’s view
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-4 (cont.)
-Working groups -The President's forthcoming trip -Timing of working groups announcement -Political situation -Importance and possible improvement -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Commercial situation -Letter to the President -Contents -Agreements reached during Stans’ visit -Description of letter -Stans's meetings with Minister of Foreign Trade -Stans's meeting with the Ministers of Petroleum, Gas, Automobiles, Shipping, and Standards -Stans's meeting with the Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology, The Chamber of Commerce, Foreign Trade Bank and the Chairman of the Council of Ministers -Azerbaijan and Georgian Republic -US-USSR relations -Kosygin's five-year plan -Significance -Supreme Soviet -Helmut(“Hal”) Sonnenfeldt -Stans' attendance at the Supreme Soviet -Treatment -Georgian Republic -Entertainment for Stans’ group -Plane -Escorts -Entertainment -Pravda -Stories about Stans’ visit -Commercial relationship -Trade -Improvement of relations -Most-favored nation [MFN] status -Possible discrimination -Export-Import [Ex-Im] bank credits -Trade restrictions -Possible negotiations -Lend-lease debt
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-4 (cont.)
-Potential settlement -Working groups -Minister of Foreign Trade -US Department of Commerce -Continuance of discussions -Four members from each -Location of meetings -Joint trade ventures -American businessmen in the USSR -Special arrangements -Discussed on fact finding groups -Kosygin’s view -Trade possibilities -Peterson’s figures -Possible conversation between Stans and Peterson -President’s previous meeting -Western Europe -Amount -Stans' goal -Projections -1975 -Poland -Eastern Europe figures -Comparison with USSR -Vietnam -Kosygin -Grain sales -Ex-Im bank credit -Compared to industrial equipment -Duration -Poland -Yugoslavia and Romania -Duration -Commodity Credit Corporation [CCC] credits -Political value -Amount -Grain supplies in Eastern Europe -Credit terms -Maritime unions -Factories and plants -Off-shore oil operations in Baku
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-4 (cont.)
-Steel mills, generator factories -G.U.M store -Travel restrictions -Freedom for Stans -Stans's talk with workers and shopkeepers -The President's forthcoming visit -Possible tone of reception -Desire for understanding from all Russians -Press -Stans's letter to the Minister of Foreign Trade -January 6, 1972 meeting -Location -Grain agreement -Ex-Im bank credit -Lend-lease agreement -Pace of negotiations -Offer of visit to the US -Stans’ counterpart -Timing -The President’s forthcoming trip to the USSR -USSR bank in the US -Location -Reciprocal basis -Stans’ impressions -Store merchandise -Quality of merchandise -Housing shortage -Automobiles -Five year plan -Consumer goods -Standard of living -Factories -Performance -Profit motive -Progress -Poland and USSR -Similarities -Stans in Poland -Apparent US-USSR differences -Kosygin -US business in USSR
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-4 (cont.)
-Natural resources -Gas -Copper -Diamonds -World production -Percentage -Potential US rival -Timing -Issues -Level of importance -MFN status -1951 trade agreement -Kosygin’s view -Congressional action -Poland -Romania -Vietnam -Trade -US tariffs -USSR difficulties -Ex-Im bank credit -Consumer goods -Capital -Joint ventures and credit facilities -Export controls -Ongoing reductions -List -Kosygin’s view -Increase in scientific and technological cooperation -Working group -Space flight -Pollution control -Range of cooperation -Trade agreement -1936-1951 -Duration of US-USSR agreement -Other countries -Number of agreements -Lend-lease negotiations -State committee for science and technology -Cooperation
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-4 (cont.)
-Canada and France -Potential working group -US issues -Access for us business -Offices -Lack thereof -Pan American [PanAm] -American express -Telex -Intourist -MFN restrictions -Market requirements -Freedom -Access to factories -Bilateral procedures for settling commercial disputes -Agricultural exports -Lend-lease debt -Joint ventures -US equipment -USSR natural resources development -Mining of copper, nickel, chrome, gas and oil -Pay back in product -Including interest -Long-term supply contract -Gas pipeline -Location -Baltic Sea -Analogy to Algeria -Possible national security concerns -Trade -Proposed increase with the US -Contracts to US companies -Kama River truck plant -Timing -Minister of petroleum -“Shopping list” -Technology and equipment -Cost -Advantages of US -Labor intensive products -US buying of resources
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-4 (cont.)
-Europe -Joint ventures -Other European countries -USSR agreements with western countries -Tupes of ventures and development -MFN status -Amount of trade -Ex-Im bank credit -Credit from other countries -Economy -Increase in productivity and trade -Growth rate -Projected amount -Gross National Product [GNP] -Japan comparison -Kosygin's speech -Five year plan -Potential equivalent of US in production -Potential truck plant -Kama River -Ford Motor Company -USSR representatives -Raw materials -Titanium, platinum, copper, zinc -Timber development -US-USSR collaboration -Significance -Step up economic relations with US -Develop greater understanding of US -Technological growth -Need to catch up -Government -Structure -MFN status -Limitations -Possible psychological barrier -American goods -Equivalent amount -USSR self-interest -US economy -USSR propaganda
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-4 (cont.)
-Capitalism -Possible USSR attitudes -Stans’ conversation with Minister of foreign trade -Press criticism -The President’s forthcoming visit -SALT -USSR press towards the US -Separation of commerce and political activities -Stans's recommendations -Fact finding group -Continuation -Ex-Im bank credit -Step towards normalizing relations -Romania -Lend-lease debt negotiation -Grains -Five year agreement -Value to US -Export control lists -Coordinating Committee [COCOM] -Military hardware -US-USSR high level working group -Scientific and technological cooperation -Travel restriction reduction -Tourism -Potential for buying more goods -MFN status -Lend-lease debt -Johnson Act repeal -Congress -Private financing limits -Negotiation of a trade agreement -Establishment of US control -USSR protection of copyrights -Stans' report to the president -Memorandum of conversations -USSR trade agreements with other countries -USSR joint ventures -United Kingdom -West Germany -Italy
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-4 (cont.)
-France -Stans' letter to the Minister of Foreign Trade -Kosygin -Previous conversation with Stans -The President -Decision-making -Possible tenure -Democrats -Future of US-USSR relations The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman at an unknown time between 3:12 pm and 4:00 pm. [Conversation No. 631-4A] The President's schedule -Meeting with Ronald L. Ziegler and Henry A. Kissinger -Timing [End of telephone conversation] Stans' trip to the USSR -Kosygin -Conversation style -Alertness -Age -Tea -Bridges -US -USSR bureaucrats -Minister of Shipping -Age -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Spain -Age comparisons to USSR leaders -Stans' forthcoming press meetings -“Face the Nation” -“Meet the press” -Press conference -Nature of Stans’ trip to the USSR -India/Pakistan situation
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-4 (cont.)
-Stans' report -Guidance paper -President’s instructions -Recommendations -State Department -US bargaining position Kissinger and Ziegler entered at 4:00 pm. -Stans' recommendations -Press -Relations -American businessmen -Stans’ deal -[Unintelligible] -Length of trip -Press interviews -US News and World Report -Interview -Timing -Stans’ relationship with the press -Importance -Grain credits -Bank credits -Joint ventures -Long term financing efforts -John [Surname unknown] telephone call -Timing -SALT -Stans' report -Copies -Possible watershed in US-USSR relations -Kosygin -Optimism -Entertainment -Haig -Press interviews -Stans and Peterson meeting with Haig -Stans’ possible comments -Recommendations -Briefing paper
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-4 (cont.)
-Stans’ tone with the press -USSR -Possible MFN status -India/Pakistan -Stans’ possible comments -Businessmen -USSR learning US markets -Kosygin's interests -Politics -The President's recommendations -The President’s upcoming meeting with USSR leaders -Thoughts for Stans -European alliance -COCOM -American businessmen in USSR -Department of Commerce -Trade documentation center -Poland -State Department -Value of trip -Briefing the cabinet Stans, Haig and Peterson left at 4:15 pm. The President left and returned at an unknown time before 4:19 pm. An unknown person entered and left at an unknown time before 4:19 pm.
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18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-4 (cont.)
India-Pakistan situation -Press conference -Number of participants -Backgrounder -India as a country -President’s instructions -The President's trips to India in 1953, 1957, and 1969 -Backgrounder preparation for Kissinger -Foreign aid -Indira Gandhi -Marvin L. Kalb -Summarize the administration’s efforts -Indians -East Pakistan -William P. Rogers -Economic and military aid cut-off -Kissinger's trip to India -Pakistanis -Kissinger’s conversations with the Indians -Alternatives -Military aid The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 4:15 pm and 4:19 pm. [Conversation No. 431-4B] Kissinger’s request for Haig [End of telephone conversation] Haig entered at 4:19 pm. Kissinger’s schedule India-Pakistan situation -Press -Edward M. Kennedy -Intended action -US actions -Documentation
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-4 (cont.)
-East Pakistan Haig left at 4:20 pm. India-Pakistan situation -Press -Ziegler’s conversation with Kalb -Concerns from Kalb -President’s schedule -Transcript -The President’s previous conversations with Gandhi and Indian officials -USSR -Kalb
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INTELLIGENCE
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-President’s instructions -US influence -United Nations [UN] observers -Military and civilian governments -Kissinger's meetings with Indian ambassador and the Pakistan foreign secretary in November 1971 -Timing -Refugees -Political settlement -Negotiations
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-4 (cont.)
Haig entered at 4:23 pm. -Aid program -Amount -Timing -Bureaucracy -Soviets and India -Chinese and Pakistan -US interests -Joseph J. Sisco -Kissinger’s plan -Refugees Kissinger talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 4:23 pm and 4:29 pm. Request for a call to Harold H. Saunders [Conversation No. 431-4C] [End of telephone conversation] -Backgrounder -White paper -Bangladesh -US contact -Indians -Gandhi -Possible withdrawal of forces -Difference of opinion -UN -Support of Administration’s position -General assembly -Kissinger's talk with George H. W. Bush -Vote -Kennedy -Possible actions taken by the Administration -USSR -Indians -Message -Kissinger’s forthcoming briefing
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-4 (cont.)
Ziegler, Kissinger and Haig left at 4:29 pm.
Conversation No. 631-5 Date: December 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:29 pm and 4:33 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Harold H. Saunders. Henry A. Kissinger's location
Conversation No. 631-6 Date: December 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:29 pm and 4:33 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Henry A. Kissinger's call to Harold H. Saunders -Return call from Saunders Bull left at an unknown time before 4:33 pm.
Conversation No. 631-7 Date: December 7, 1971 Time: 4:33 pm - 5:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Henry A. Kissinger -Backgrounder
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-India-Pakistan situation -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -US position vis-a-vis -Timing -State Department -Negotiations -Middle East -William P. Rogers -Remarks -People's Republic of China [PRC] trip -USSR -Haldeman's talk with Kissinger -Opportunities -State Department -Edward M. Kennedy John B. Connally -Meeting with Haldeman -Timing -Meeting with the President -Connally’s schedule Kissinger
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George Meany -Health -George P. Shultz report -Dr. Walter R. Tkach
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-7 (cont.)
-John F. O'Connell [?] -Extent of illness -Projected recovery time -[Joseph] Lane Kirkland -Eugenia Meany -Shultz -Miami American Federation of Labor and Congress of International Organization [AFL-CIO] conference -Connally -“Touch-up” -Shultz -O'Connell -Possible plans to replace Meany -International concerns -Probable successor to Meany -Tkach -Meany’s health -Kirkland -Miami -Blame -Meany’s health -Time and Newsweek articles -Letters to the editor -Unfavorable to Meany
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The President's schedule -Connally meeting -Timing
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-7 (cont.)
-Congressional message -Pension plan -Possible statement -Peter M. Flanigan -Previous conversation with Haldeman Kissinger -Other motivations -USSR -Vietnam War negotiations -India-Pakistan -USSR -Possible arms deal with India -Resignation -PRC trip -Haldeman's talk with Kissinger -Haldeman’s point to Kissinger -Possible solutions -Close out business -PRC -Interest in Kissinger’s possible resignation -Story -Kissinger -Possible future scenario -Election -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan -Teaching career -Recognition -Lyndon B. Johnson administration -Walt W. Rostow -McGeorge Bundy -Robert S. McNamara -Dean G. Acheson -Dean Rusk -Georgia -Proposed book by Kissinger -Content -Notes -John D. Ehrlichman -Description of notes
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-7 (cont.)
Stock market -Figures Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 4:33 p.m. Meeting with Moynihan -Location Butterfield left at an unknown time before 5:05 pm. Stock market Kissinger -Connally -Meeting -Possible times -Purpose of meeting -Handling -Methods in dealing with potential problems -Haldeman -Possible second guessing -USSR -State Department -Haldeman’s view -Aid cut off Haldeman left at 5:05 pm.
Conversation No. 631-8 Date: December 7, 1971 Time: 5:05 pm - 6:16 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan and John D. Ehrlichman. United Nations [UN] -Ambassador
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-7 (cont.)
-India/Pakistan -Israel India-Pakistan situation -War
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INDIA
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-Withdrawal - Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan -Talks with East Pakistani leader -Location -Calcutta -Indira Gandhi -Trip
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INDIA
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-8 (cont.)
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-East Pakistan -Refugees -Military operations -Possible duration -Cleanup in East -Duration -UN -Indian elections [?] -East Pakistan -Partition
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INDIA-PAKISTAN
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United Nations [UN] -George G.W. Bush -Praise from Moynihan -Unknown Stalinist -PRC representatives -[Forename unknown] Jackson [?] -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Moynihan’s schedule -Secretary General [U Thant]
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-8 (cont.)
-Max Jacobson -Agha Sadruddin Khan -Maurice Strong -Canada -Environment concerns -Chances to become Secretary General -Jacobson -Background -Jewish descent -USSR -Arabs Arab-Israeli dispute -Unknown person -Background -Saudi Arabia Secretary General -President’s view -U Thant -Possible asylum -Burma -Unable to return -Bush -Moynihan’s upcoming conversation with Bush -Agha Sadruddin Khan -Youth -Friendly to the Administration -Yahya Khan's brother -Iranian passport -Zanzibar -Education -Harvard University -Qualifications -Jacobson -USSR -Arabs -Importance of selecting the Secretary General -Type -Strong -Support from the President
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-8 (cont.)
-People’s Republic of China [PRC] -USSR -Sadruddin Khan -Security council -Refugee reports Busing issue -Politics -Constitutional amendment -Civil rights issue -James S. Coleman -Effects on children -North compared to South -Moynihan’s view -Civil rights movement -Consequences -Possible damage to race relations -William H. Rehnquist -Constitutional amendment -Possible perception by Blacks -Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education -January 1969 -State of the nation -Decline in confidence -Whites -Majority -Degree of wellness individually -Discouragement over the future -Large percentage believe country is “worse off” -Studies -Brown decision -President’s accomplishments -Integration -Supreme Court -Dual school systems in the South after Brown decision -Percentage -Percentage during the Nixon Administration -North -Dual school system -Non-existent -Ethnic community schools
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-8 (cont.)
-Neutral -Ethnic pockets in the North -Court decisions -Learning about the education process -Courts are usually proven wrong -Brown decision -Difficult to prove in court -President’s message to Congress on education, March 1970 -Style of messages -Timing -Cambodia -Congressional action -Moynihan’s previous telephone conversation with John W. Gardner -Dual school system -National requirements -Schools' performance -Lower class students -More choice -Expenditures -South -National Institute of Education [NIE] -Education bill -Progress -Possible results -Dual school system -Possible elimination Particular methods tried -New York Times -H.L. Mencken quote -Race relations -Hostility in schools -Elementary and secondary -Blacks -Jews -Local control -New York City -Tax brackets -John V. Lindsay -Re-election chances -Public schools -Parochial schools
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-8 (cont.)
-Financing -Domestic Council -British -Dutch -French -Canadians -Australians -Consequences -Possible Constitutional amendment -End of the dual school system -Alexander M. Bickel paper -John N. Mitchell -New York Times -Increase in elementary and secondary school population during the 1970s -Teachers -Increase -President’s instructions -Education bill -Possible Congressional action -Moynihan-Ehrlichman meeting -Comparison to revenue-sharing -Senate -Tax bill -Wilbur D. Mills -Check off -Bickel letter -New era of education -National Primary and Secondary School Educational Opportunities Act of 1972 -Busing and desegregation -California and Michigan decision -Compared to the President’s People’s Republic of China [PRC] initiative -1967 -Neil H. McElroy Commission -[Forename unknown] Serrano [sp?] -Congressional action -President’s instructions to Moynihan -Bickel letter -New era -Possible support from Blacks -Race relations -Potential speech from the President
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-8 (cont.)
-Leadership -Reassurance -Desegregation -Progress since 1969 -Dual school system -Congress -McElroy Commission -Duration -Moynihan's suggestions -National institute [?] -March 1970 -Emergency school aid -Finances -School vouchers -Opportunity for children -Experiments -California -Legal decision -Florida -Possible changes -Property tax and value added tax -Private schools -Blacks -Reassurance -Symbolic gesture by the President -John N. Mitchell quote -Ideal school system -Choices -Legislation -Bickel arguments -Busing is symbolic -New era of education -Busing and desegregation -Declare peace -Federal money -Equality of education -Inequality in educational opportunities -California decision -Serrano [sp?] -Intelligence Quotient [IQ] scale -Comparison
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-8 (cont.)
-Asians, Europeans, Blacks, and the Irish -Unknown person -Education bill -Preamble -Equality of educational opportunity -Moynihan's suggestions -Measure of outputs -Property tax bill -Education bill -Special interests -National Education Association [NEA] -Private compared to public schools -Moynihan's suggestions -Moynihan's talk with Ehrlichman -Bickel -Brown decision -How to present -Brown brief -Tax system comparison -Change -Idealistic overtones -Honesty -Parochial schools -Segregation and busing -New era -Bringing people together -Choices -No inferior education -Right of every American to a superior education -Presidential leadership -Generosity -Dual school system -George C. Wallace -Polls -Articles -Letters -Moynihan -Note to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Jews -Chinese -Work ethic
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-8 (cont.)
-Richard Herrnstein -The President reads from a letter -Vice President [Spiro T. Agnew] -Mitchell -Herrnstein’s article -Nathan Glazer -Further discussion -Allegation -Coleman Economy -Taxes -Unknown person -Money supply
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Moynihan left at 6:08 pm. Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] legislation -Veto -Votes -Number -Child care -Gerald R. Ford -Ronald L. Ziegler -Timing -Veto -Continuing resolution -Conservatives
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Conv. No. 631-8 (cont.)
-Seeking credit
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Busing -Alexander P. Butterfield -Moynihan -Position -Compared to Bickel -Idealism -Comparison to Vietnam -Revenue sharing -Tax bill Ehrlichman left at 6:10 pm.
Conversation No. 631-9 Date: December 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:10 pm and 6:28 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield.
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-9 (cont.)
The President's schedule -Photographs -White House social aides -Upcoming White House dinner -Guest list -W. Averell Harriman -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Joseph M. Margiotta -Meredith Willson -William W. Keeler -W. Clement Stone -A. Pollard Simons Butterfield left at an unknown time before 6:28 pm.
Conversation No. 631-10 Date: December 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:10 pm and 6:28 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield [?] The President's schedule -Ronald L. Ziegler Butterfield left at an unknown time before 6:28 pm.
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 631-11 Date: December 7, 1971 Time: 6:28 pm - 7:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's schedule -Haldeman's talk with William P. Rogers -Call from the President -Rogers’ location -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Secretary of State attendance -Photograph session -Departure -Timing -Senate leadership meeting -Joseph J. Sisco -Edward M. Kennedy -Frank F. Church Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 6:32 pm. India-Pakistan situation -Henry A. Kissinger -Press -Reactions -The President's 1967 visit to India -Kissinger’s previous conversation with the President -War -Negotiations -Bangladesh -Kissinger’s attempts for peace -Backgrounder -Rogers and the State Department -Support -Indira Gandhi -Rogers speech on December 6, 1971 -Possible fallout -Canada
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-11(cont.)
-Impact of Rogers’ speech -Rogers' talk with Ziegler -Timing -Concern from Rogers -Kissinger’s point -Canadians -Kennedy and Church -Against US policy -Kissinger’s perspective -Margaret Chase Smith -J. William Fulbright -W[illiam] Stuart Symington -Support of US action -Leadership Meeting -Possible UN action -Kissinger -Edmund S. Muskie -Kennedy -“Out of reality” rhetoric -East Pakistan -Supposed lack of compassion by Administration -Foreign aid -Amount -Diplomatic contacts -Trip to India -Gandhi -Previous meeting with the President -Pakistani government -Withdrawal of forces -Bangladesh White House social affairs -Entertainers -Jews -Performing at the White House -Francis A. (“Frank”) Sinatra -Itzhak Perlman -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Beverly Sills
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-11(cont.)
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-John D. Ehrlichman -Singing style -Ballet background -Talent evaluated India-Pakistan situation -Kissinger -White House statement -Press coverage -War -Negotiations -Kissinger’s scheduled -Meeting with the President The President’s schedule -White House [white-tie] dinner -1972 election Ziegler talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 6:32 pm and 6:46 pm. [Conversation No. 631-11A] Ziegler conferred with the President at an unknown time during the telephone conversation. [End of conferral]
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-11(cont.)
Kissinger's location -Situation Room [End of telephone conversation] Kissinger -Managerial style -Staff meeting -Particular actions at meetings -Foreign policy discussions India-Pakistan situation -Kissinger’s feeling -War -Impossible to avoid -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Gandhi The President’s schedule -Rogers -White House dinner -Attendance -Rogers’ previous telephone conversation with Haldeman -Press conference -India-Pakistan -Kissinger -Backgrounder Press -Coverage -People's Republic of China [PRC] -Middle East -Rogers -Ziegler Ziegler left at 6:46 pm. Kissinger -Rogers -Ziegler -Rogers’ toast at White House dinner, December 6, 1971
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-11(cont.)
-Comments -Kissinger -Possible fallout from Rogers’ toast -Ziegler -Concern -Kissinger’s previous conversation with the President -Peter G. Peterson -Maurice H. Stans meeting -Questions raised about Peterson’s attendance -Secretary of Commerce -Stans -Perks attributed to being Secretary of Commerce The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 6:46 pm and 6:51 pm. [Conversation No. 631-11B] [See Conversation No. 16-35] [End of telephone conversation] India-Pakistan situation -United Nations [UN] vote -Unknown pollster The President talked with William P. Rogers between 6:51 pm and 6:55 pm. [Conversation No. 631-11C] [See Conversation No. 16-36] [End of telephone conversation] Rogers -Rose Mary Woods
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-11(cont.)
Kissinger and staff -Sensitivity towards others -Methods -Compared to John B. Connally The President’s approach to others Kissinger -Jews Entertainers -Jews -Perlman Leonard Garment -Respect from the President Polls -India-Pakistan -Anticipated results -Politics -Problem of war -Defense budget -USSR and clients -Amount -Domestic viewpoint -Busing -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan -Elmo Roper -Question -Economy -Perception -Meaning -Vietnam War -Media -Doubt -Cambodia -Air war -Trips abroad -New Hampshire comparison -PRC trip
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 631-11(cont.)
-Edmund S. Muskie -USSR trip -Timing -California and Oregon primaries -Economy -Importance
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Haldeman left at 7:04 pm.
Conversation No. 631-12 Date: December 7, 1971 Time: Unknown between 7:04 pm and 7:07 pm Location: Oval Office Stephen B. Bull met with an unknown woman. Oval Office [Unintelligible] The recording was cut off at an unknown time before 7:07 pm.