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Date: 
Dec 10, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 635-1 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:23 am and 8:38 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Henry A. Kissinger -Forthcoming meeting -Jerrold L. Schecter interview -Timing -Camp David -Ronald L. Ziegler -Tour Bull left at an unknown time before 8:38 am.
Conversation No. 635-2 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:23 am and 8:38 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person. [Unintelligible] The unknown person left at an unknown time before 8:38 am.
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Conversation No. 635-3 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 8:38 am - 8:48 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. The President's schedule -Cornelius V. (“Sonny”) Whitney -Correspondence -Possible telephone call -Appointment -Withdrawal from consideration -John N. Mitchell -Form of address
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-Camp David -Timing Julie Nixon Eisenhower's television show -Timing Woods left at 8:48 am.
Conversation No. 635-4
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Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:48 am and 9:10 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President’s schedule -Meeting -Call from Barry M. Goldwater -Dulles Airport -John D. Ehrlichman -George P. Shultz -Clark MacGregor -Possible handling Butterfield left at an unknown time before 9:10 am.
Conversation No. 635-5 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:48 am and 9:10 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -9:15 meeting -Rescheduling -Henry A. Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 9:10 am.
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 635-6 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 9:10 am - 10:31 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Henry A. Kissinger -Notes -Cambodia -Barber -Timing -Nicholas P. Thimmesch Bull left at an unknown time before 9:20 am. H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at an unknown time after 9:10 am. The President's schedule -Presidential addresses -Prayer breakfast for the Armed Forces -Tapings -Proposed length -Desired length -Telegrams -Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope -Wire from Lyndon B. Johnson -Eisenhower Center -Length
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-6 (cont.)
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Robert A. Taft, Sr. -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Possible timing of attitude change -Health -Awareness of illness Kissinger entered at 9:20 am. India-Pakistan situation -Pakistan Army -Ceasefire -East Pakistan -Awami League -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Washington Special Actions Group [WSAG] -Ceasefire resolution -United Nations [UN] Security Council
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-6 (cont.)
-People’s Republic of China [PRC] -USSR -Timing of resolution -Communications with USSR -Movement of carrier and planes -Agreement with the USSR
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PRC
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-Kissinger's Meeting With Golda Meir -Timing -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer meeting -Kissinger’s schedule -[Vietnam] -Possible military action -PRC -Priority of issues -Armed Forces -Proposed cancellation of Moorer meeting -President’s orders -Cambodia -Air strike reports -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Moorer -Importance of daily reports -The President's and Kissinger's schedule -USSR meeting
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-6 (cont.)
-[Anatoliy F. Dobrynin] -Timing -Moorer meeting -Air strikes -Department of Defense [DOD] -Gen. Leonard F. Chapman, Jr. -Rescheduling of Moorer meeting
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-Report -Ceasefire in the East -Civilian bombing -US planes strafed -State Department -News summary -Public protest in regards to US planes shot down -Alexander P. Butterfield -John F. [?] Kennedy -Unknown Harvard associate of Kissinger -Previous discussion about India -Pakistan -Yuli M. Vorontsov -Message to USSR -Kennedy memorandum -Meeting with the President -President’s instructions
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-6 (cont.)
-India -Civilian bombing -Indian protests of US action in North Vietnam -State Department protest -Strafing -Public relations -Possible call to John N. Irwin, II -PRC
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-Pakistani Ambassador -Leak -Kennedy memorandum -Vorontsov -Obligation Kissinger left at 9:35 am. State Department White House staff -Proposed action American planes strafed -News summary -Public relations
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-6 (cont.)
-John A. Scali -Kissinger -Foreign policy -Public relations -Scali -Clark MacGregor -News summary -George H.W. Bush -Vietnam
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INDIA
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-News summary -Stories -Television and newspapers -Public opinion -Vietnam -Media coverage -Compared to World War II -Kissinger -State Department -William P. Rogers An unknown person entered and left at an unknown time before 10:31 am. Willis Smith, Sr. funeral -Wreath
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-6 (cont.)
-Harry S. Dent's attendance -Call to Mrs. Willis Smith, Sr. [Anna Lee Smith] -Letter from the President -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Location -Possible telephone call or visit National 4-H Congress speech, December 1, 1971 -Follow-up -Colson -Coverage -Black youth -Chicago Defender story Christmas special -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Constance M. Stuart -Discussion on feasibility of Christmas special -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -The President's one-on-one interview -The President’s commitment to interview -Stuart -Memorandum -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Haldeman’s forthcoming conversation -Julie Eisenhower -Tricia Nixon Cox
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11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-6 (cont.)
-Charles B. Kuralt -Host of Christmas program -CBS -Highlights of program -Christmas decorations -Diplomatic children's party -Christmas tree -Approval for program -David N. Parker -Hope holiday specials -Tricia Cox -Wedding -Tour -Rose Mary Woods -Haldeman's talk with Julie Eisenhower -Julie Eisenhower's schedule -Durham, North Carolina -Duke University Research Center -CBS -Ronald L. Ziegler -William H. Carruthers
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Haldeman's talk with John B. Connally -Politics -Economy -The President’s schedule
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-6 (cont.)
India-Pakistan situation -Public concern with US involvement -Media -Mail to White House -Colson -USSR compared with PRC -The President’s PRC initiative -India -Possibility of casualties The President's schedule -Barber -Kissinger -Timing -Haldeman's calls to Otto E. Passman and Dr. John A. Hannah -Thanks from the President -Letter to Passman -George P. Shultz -Kissinger -Foreign aid -The President's call to Passman -William E. Timmons -Passman’s involvement -Peace Corps -Amount to be cut -Shultz -Ehrlichman -Kissinger -ACTION -Proposed budget cuts -Robert H. Finch -Joseph H. Blatchford -ACTION -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Shultz -Ehrlichman -Timmons -Side during budget battle John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts appropriation -Passing of tax bill
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-6 (cont.)
-Timing -Roger L. Stevens -Closing center to tourists -Lack of funds -Congress -Stevens’ discussions with Haldeman -White House -Blame -Apparent mismanagement of the Kennedy Center -William McCormick Blair -Timmons -Charles H. Percy -Republican support -Minority members of the Public Works Committee -Timmons -MacGregor -Shultz -Possible response concerning the Kennedy Center -General Accounting Office [GAO] Peace Corps -Timmons -Letter from the President -Passman -Budget Tax bill [Revenue Act of 1971] -Signing ceremony -Timing -Camp David -Tax cuts -Publicity -Timing of ceremony William H. Rehnquist nomination -Congressional action -Possible approval -MacGregor -Special session -Washington Post -Haldeman's talk with MacGregor
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-6 (cont.)
-Special session -Possibility of Rehnquist not nominated -Congressional recess -MacGregor -Timmons The President’s schedule -Florida -India/Pakistan Situation -Rogers -Connally -Possible travel -Upcoming Christmas holiday The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 9:35 am and 10:31 am. [Conversation No. 635-6A] American planes strafed -Kissinger -State Department protest [End of telephone conversation] -Complaints of delay -USSR -Kissinger -Cambodian bombing comparison -Element of surprise Joseph W. Alsop column -Value-added tax -Ehrlichman -Praise for column -Property tax -Democrats -Parochial schools -Education issues -Supreme Court -Robert C. Byrd
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-6 (cont.)
-Rehnquist -Connally -Ehrlichman -Talk with the President -Possible telephone call from Haldeman -Praise for column -Haldeman’s talk with Ehrlichman Vietnam -Vermont Royster article -Public opinion -Politics -Economic issues -Edmund S. Muskie -Edward M. Kennedy -Attitudes toward war Dr. Franklin D. Murphy -Dinner -Talk with Haldeman -Los Angeles Times -Mike Royko column -Murphy’s meeting with Ford Motor Company Board of Directors -Timing -John Kennedy -Compared to the President -Edward Kennedy -Ordering re-prints of Royko column -Meeting with Leonard Bernstein, Norman Cousins, Black Panthers -Discussion -John V. Lindsay -Cousins -Edward Kennedy -Ronald W. Reagan -Similarities -Conservatism -General Electric [GE] -View -Economy -Ford Board of Directors -USSR trip
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-6 (cont.)
-PRC trip -Unemployment -Peace -The President’s efforts -Carol (Crothers) Finch -Concerns from the American public -Vietnam -Peace issue -Perceptions -Analogy to Winston S. Churchill Pentagon Papers -Haldeman's talk with Ehrlichman -Timing after PRC trip -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] program: “A Day in the Life of the President” -NBC special on the Pentagon Papers -Ngo Dinh Diem assassination -John Kennedy
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PAKISTAN
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Brazil -Prospects India -Democracy
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-6 (cont.)
-Voters -Literacy Vietnam -Murphy -Withdrawal -Final announcement -Troops -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Numbers -Bombing -Residual American force -Administration opponents Murphy -USSR and PRC trip Child-care veto -Poverty program -Patrick J. Buchanan -Conservatives -Support for programs -John Birch Society -Barry M. Goldwater -Buchanan -Liberals India-Pakistan situation -State Department protest -Kissinger -Location Haldeman talked with Kissinger at an unknown time between 9:35 am and 10:31 am. [Conversation No. 635-6b] State Department protest note [End of telephone conversation] Strafing American planes
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-6 (cont.)
-News summary -Protest already on file The President's schedule Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 9:35 am. Kissinger -Notes Haldeman and Sanchez left at 10:31 am.
Conversation No. 635-7 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 1:43 am - 10:51 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Christmas show -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Constance M. Stuart
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[The President talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 10:43 am and 10:51 am] [Conversation No. 655-7A] [End of telephone conversation]
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Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:43 am. The President's schedule -Meeting with Henry A. Kissinger -Kissinger's schedule -Location Bull left at an unknown time before 10:51 am.
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Woods left at 10:51 am.
Conversation No. 635-8 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 10:51 am - 11:12 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger.
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-7 (cont.)
India-Pakistan situation -Strafing American planes -State department protest -Publicity -East Pakistan -Ceasefire -Combination -United Nations [UN] Security Council Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:51 pm. The President’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 11:00 am. -West Pakistan -Kissinger's meeting with Yuli M. Vorontsov -Timing -John F. Kennedy agreement -Note to Leonid I. Brezhnev -Cease-fire -East Pakistan commander -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -US position -Carrier movement -Jordanian planes -Number -Saudi Arabia -[Unintelligible] -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer meeting -Possible cancellation -The President's schedule -Camp David -Azores -Congress -Recess -Moorer and Melvin R. Laird meeting -Timing -The President’s schedule -Azores and Key Biscayne -Two plans
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-8 (cont.)
-Laird -David Packard -Date and location of meeting -Cambodia -Bombing strike reports -Lack of follow-up -Kissinger’s previous meeting with Moorer -Kissinger's meeting with PRC
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Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 11:00 am. Bangladesh -US recognition -India Ziegler left at 11:04 am. Indonesia -Aid -John B. Connally -Previous conversation with Kissinger -Lt. Gen. T.N.J. Suharto -Kissinger’s previous conversation with the Indonesian Ambassador -Connally -Connally
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-8 (cont.)
-Talk with Kissinger -Timing International monetary situation -Kissinger's meeting with Georges J.R. Pompidou -British -Connally -George R.S. Baring [Earl of Cromer] -Group of Ten meeting -Proposed meeting between the President and Pompidou -Japanese -Arthur F. Burns -Connally -Sense of urgency India-Pakistan situation
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-The President's meeting with Vladimir V. Matskevich -Possible ceasefire -Bangladesh -US position -Brezhnev letter - Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan -Ceasefire and withdrawal -West Pakistan
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-8 (cont.)
-USSR -East Pakistan -Demand of independence -Recognition of Bangladesh -Zulfikar Ali Bhutto -Aid to West Pakistan -Program
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PAKISTAN
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-Congress -Economic aid -Aid to India -Amount -Treaty with USSR -Karachi -Kissinger's meeting with Vorontsov -John F. Kennedy agreement -Proposed tone of conversation -West Pakistan -Situation -USSR -PRC -India-US relations -John A. Scali
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-8 (cont.)
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INDIA-PAKISTAN RELATIONS
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-John N. Irwin, II -Indian ambassador -Acquisition of territory Kissinger left at 11:12 am.
Conversation No. 635-9 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 11:13 am - 12:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with W. Allen Wallis, Frederick Mosteller and George P. Shultz. Introductions Doodles Report W. Braddock Hickman’s death The President
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-9 (cont.)
-Federal government -Schedule -People's Republic of China [PRC] -India -Pollution -Congress Committee -Richard M. Scammon Commission on Federal Statistics -Commissioner -Federal statistical system -World admiration -Compared to other statistical systems -Infant mortality rate -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -Gross National Product [GNP] -Statistical agencies -Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS] -Census Bureau -Non-statistical agency -Credibility -Examples -Interstate Commerce Commission [ICC] Statistical organizations outside the federal government -Census Bureau -Survey Research Center -University of Michigan -National Opinion Research Center -University of Chicago -Pollsters -Albert E. Sindlinger -Louis P. Harris -George H. Gallup -Study after 1948 election
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-9 (cont.)
Commission on Federal Statistics -Census Bureau -Function -Reorganization of federal agencies -Federal statistical system -Statistical Policy Division -Julius Shiskin -Improvement -Enlargement of the Statistical Policy Division Staff -Surveys -Controlled field studies -Welfare programs -Daniel Patrick Moynihan -Opinion -Poverty programs -Headstart -Office of Management and Budget [OMB] -Shiskin -Pollsters -Statistical organizations outside the federal government -Universities -Census Bureau -Department of Commerce -BLS -Individual agencies -Central point -New agencies -Strengthening the system -OMB -Statistical Policy Division Staff -Factors involved -Staffing -Production and use of statistics -OMB -Remedial education -Moynihan -Instant credibility -Statistics -Prove statements made -Minority groups -Must know the facts
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-9 (cont.)
-Examples -British-Irish -Blacks -Asians -Value of statistics -National Academy of Sciences -Outside review -Operating agencies -Shiskin -Statistical Policy Division -Census Bureau -Confidentiality and privacy -Statistical Advisory Board -Compared to President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board [PFIAB] -Civil Rights Commission -Workability -PFIAB -Richard M. Helms -Henry A. Kissinger -State Department -Department of Defense [DOD] -Public statements -American public -Attitude toward statistics gathering -Census Bureau -Internal Revenue Service [IRS] -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -Credit agencies -Army surveillance -Recommendation of guidelines -Shiskin -Advisory board -Confidentiality -Duties and responsibilities -Regulation -Freedom of Information [FOI] Act -Protections offered -Census -Confidentiality -FOI -Proposal to improve the laws
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-9 (cont.)
-Confidentiality -IRS -Improvements -Census Bureau -Quinquennial [five-year] census -Cost benefit study -Recommendations -Cost of census -Stabilization of US population -Comparison of Brazil population -Movement of blacks to cities -Congressional district changes -Movement of blacks to suburbs -Freedom of choice -Schools and housing -Strom Thurmond -Comparisons and differences -Economic statistics -Accuracy and timeliness -Research -Federal Reserve Board -OMB -Bank deposits -Indication of change -Research -GNP statistics -Figures -Accuracy -Preliminary -Adjusted -Final -Corrections -Congress -Shultz -Business -Wall Street Journal -Pollsters -Commerce Department -Raw data -Statistical Policy Division -1959
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-9 (cont.)
-Study of price statistics of the federal government -CPI Wholesale Price Index -George Ziegler [?] -Study of employment statistics -Commerce Department -Elimination of preliminary estimate -Retail sales -Estimates -Public outlook -Business -Inflation -Comparison to politics -Cab drivers -Barbers -Business -Decision making Outside commission -Shultz [General conversation] Wallis, et al. left at 12:00 pm.
Conversation No. 635-10 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 12:00 pm - 12:01 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull.
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-10 (cont.)
The President's schedule -Meeting with Nicholas P. Thimmesch -Distinguished Service Medal Award presentation -Gen. Leonard F. Chapman, Jr. -Maj. Gen. James D. Hughes -Briefing Bull left at 12:01 pm.
Conversation No. 635-11 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 12:01 pm - 12:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull and Maj. Gen. James D. Hughes. Award presentation -Guests -Gen. Leonard F. Chapman, Jr. -Ronald L. Ziegler [?] Bull and Hughes left at 12:03 pm.
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Conversation No. 635-12 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 12:03 pm - 12:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull, John H. Chafee, Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, Gen. John D. Ryan, Gen. William C. Westmoreland, Gen. and Mrs. Leonard F. Chapman, Jr., Mrs, R.D. Crutcher, Captain J.H. Blichfeldt, SGM Joseph Dailey, John W. Warner, Lt. Gen. and Mrs. Lewis J. Fields, Gen. and Mrs. Raymond G. Davis, Lt. Gen. William J. Van Ryzin, Lt. Gen. and Mrs. John Chaisson, Col. and Mrs. David Twomey, Col. Richard Schulz, Col. Gerald Thomas, Com. C.J. Wages, Major Joseph Felter, GySgt. William Weigh, George P. Shultz, Lt. Col. Vernon C. Coffey, and Brig. Gen. James D. Hughes; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Instructions Bull left at an unknown time before 12:14 pm. [General conversation] Introductions [Photograph session] Award presentation -Distinguished Service Medal -Gen. Leonard F. Chapman, Jr. -Reminiscences from the President -Marine Corps career -Mrs. Chapman -Sons -Vietnam -Citation -Chapman's remarks -Sgt. Maj. Dailey -Families [General conversation] The President talked with Stephen B. Bull between 12:14 pm and 12:15 pm.
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 635-12 (cont.)
[Conversation No. 635-12A] [See Conversation No. 16-78] [End of telephone conversation] Bull and Alexander P. Butterfield entered and Chafee, et al. left at 12:15 pm. The President’s schedule -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Bull and Butterfield left at 12:15 pm.
Conversation No. 635-13 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:15 pm and 12:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule -Henry A. Kissinger -Timing -Location -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -David Packard -Resignation letter Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:19 pm.
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Conversation No. 635-14 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:15 pm and 12:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull and Rose Mary Woods. The President's schedule -Meeting with David Packard -Meeting with Nicholas P. Thimmesch Bull left at an unknown time before 12:19 pm.
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Franklin Haydn Williams -Meeting with heads of state -Report -Henry A. Kissinger Woods left at an unknown time before 12:19 pm.
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Conversation No. 635-15 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 12:19 pm - 12:36 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with David Packard and Alexander M. Haig, Jr.; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. [Photograph session] Adm. Thomas H. Moorer meeting -Cancellation -North Vietnam -Bombing -Supply routes -Melvin R. Laird -Congress -Henry A. Kissinger -William P. Rogers's schedule -Location Offset agreement with West Germany -Terms Packard's resignation -Support -Election -Kissinger -Praise from the President -Crises -Cambodia -Laos -Jordan -Anti-ballistic Missile [ABM] Treaty -Kissinger -Management functions -Business elite -Respect for Packard -Business Council -California
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 635-15 (cont.)
-Packard's home -Los Altos -The President as Vice President -Leaving office -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Advice to Packard -Comparisons -Thomas Wolfe -Laird -Defense -Staff -Praise -Packard’s role Defense budget -Meeting -Conservatives -Barry M. Goldwater -Peter H. Dominick -John G. Tower -Figures -George P. Shultz -Research and development -Services -F-111's -Fort Worth -California -Packard's list -Kissinger -Job impact -Command and control capability -Airborne Command Posts -California -Boeing aircraft -Impact -Packard's list -Letter of resignation -Copy -Date Presentation of Presidential gifts
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 635-15 (cont.)
-Money clip -Cufflinks An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 12:19 pm. Money clip The unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:36 pm. Money clip -Presidential seal -US Secret Service -Silver compact with Presidential seal Vietnam -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Humanitarian impact -US position -Possible bombing -Troop withdrawal -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] Packard and Haig left at 12:36 pm.
Conversation No. 635-16 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 12:37 pm - 12:47 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Nicholas P. Thimmesch and Ronald L. Ziegler; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Thimmesch's columns [Photograph session] Thimmesch's schedule
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 635-16 (cont.)
[Edward C. Nixon] -Navy Thimmesch's age Florida -Navy -Jane’s Fighting Ships -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] -Executives Thimmesch's columns The President's meeting with David Packard -Packard resignation -Reasons Navy -US position -Nuclear fleet -Undersea Long-range Missile System [ULMS] -“Polaris” -Surface fleet -Attempt to modernize -Parity -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] navy -Modern -Merchant Marine -Thimmesch’s experience Thimmesch -Washington Post -Washington Star -Los Angeles Times -Washington Post -Benjamin C. Bradlee -Katharine L. Graham -Charles W. Colson -Smith Hempstone, Jr. -Marine Corps experience
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 635-16 (cont.)
-Work on trips -Robert F. Ellsworth -Writing -Children -Location -Mike Wallace story -Wallace's background -Background -Luxembourg visit -Jack Thimmesch -Nicholas Thimmesch -Minnesota -Family -Writing columns -Enjoyment -Time and Newsweek -Los Angeles Times -Television appearances -"Meet the Press" -"Firing Line" -William F. Buckley, Jr. -Educational programs -Peter M. Flanigan -Public broadcasting -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Job offer -Children Thimmesch and Ziegler left at 12:47 pm.
Conversation No. 635-17 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 12:47 pm - 1:01 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger
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India-Pakistan situation -Kissinger's meeting with Yuli M. Vorontsov -Message to Leonid I. Brezhnev -[Vladimir K. Matskevich] -Brezhnev -Andrei A. Gromyko -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Treaty -Democrats -John F. Kennedy agreement -Obligation -Brezhnev -Movement of military forces -Timing -Brezhnev -Possible summit with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -State Department briefing by Kissinger -Possible reaction at the United Nations [UN] -U. Alexis Johnson
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PRC
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-Kissinger’s view -Ceasefire -Timing -USSR
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Conv. No. 635-17 (cont.)
-Possible agreement with US -Kissinger's meeting with People’s Republic of China [PRC] - Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan -Talk with Kissinger -The President's meeting with Matskevich -Brezhnev -Pakistan -State Department -UN -Johnson -USSR -PRC -Proposed talks -William P. Rogers -USSR -UN -US-USSR relations -Possible motives -Israel -Egypt -Middle East -Golda Meir -Potential sale of jets -Nicaragua -Anastasio Somoza Debayle -Negotiations -USSR Summit -1972 election The President's meeting with David Packard -Praise from the President -Finances -Secretary of Defense -Offered to Packard -Melvin R. Laird -Defense budget -The President’s previous conversation with Packard -Figures -George P. Shultz -Memorandum -Jobs
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Conv. No. 635-17 (cont.)
-F-111's -Texas and California -Airborne Command Posts -Boeing aircraft -Figures -Shultz -Laird -Support -Conservatives -Figures -Packard -Laird and Shultz India-Pakistan situation -Rogers -The President’s schedule -Camp David -Briefing materials -Talk with Kissinger -USSR -USSR-Indian relations -US-USSR relations Kissinger left at 1:01 pm.
Conversation No. 635-18 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:01 pm and 3:35 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service agents] entered. The President’s location -Barber shop An agent talked with an unknown person.
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Conv. No. 635-17 (cont.)
[Conversation No. 635-18A]
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[End of telephone conversation]