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Date: 
Dec 15, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 638-1 Date: December 15, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:38 am and 8:45 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Meeting with an unknown person Bull left at an unknown time before 8:45 am.
Conversation No. 638-2 Date: December 15, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:38 am and 8:45 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 16-103]
Conversation No. 638-3 Date: December 15, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:38 am and 8:45 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person. The President's schedule -Meeting with Henry A. Kissinger The unknown person left at an unknown time before 8:45 am.
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 638-4 Date: December 15, 1971 Time: 8:45 am - 11:30 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Television program
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The President's schedule -Ronald L. Ziegler -Staff meeting -John B. Connally Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:45 am. Pens Bull left at an unknown time before 8:49 am. Azores trip -Media coverage -Hobart Rowen -Connally -Airport statement Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 8:45 am.
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
The President's schedule -Meeting with Connally -Timing -Availability of the President Butterfield left at an unknown time before 8:49 am. Azores trips -Media coverage -Devaluation of the dollar -Effects -US consumers Henry A. Kissinger entered at 8:49 am. Oval Office -Decoration -“Star of the President” The President talked with the White House operator at 8:49 am. Margaret Chase Smith's location [End of telephone conversation] Oval Office -Decoration -Walter H. Annenberg -Steuben glass -Presidential seal
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
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-“Star of the President” -Location in office -Birds Azores trip -Media coverage -“Today Show” and “Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] Morning News” -Explanation of devaluation -Effects -Prices -Jobs -CBS interview of Connally -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] -Georges J.R. Pompidou -British -Japanese -Germans -Geroge R.S. Baring [Earl of Cromer] -Talk with Kissinger -United Nations [UN] Security Council Resolution -Comments -Earl of Cromer’s location -Edward R.G. Heath -French and US -Germans and Italians -George P. Shultz -Talk with Kissinger -Convertibility -Talk with Connally
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
-Peter G. Peterson -Arthur F. Burns -Kissinger's talk with Connally -Meeting -Convertibility -Numbers -Pompidou -Agreement -French -Numbers -Concessions -Pompidou -Note about US reaction -Press -Joseph C. Kraft -Previous conversation with Kissinger -Reaction to coverage -French -“Azores Doctrine” -“Guam Doctrine” -Difference in policy -Dan Rather -Comments -"Guam Doctrine" -Editorials -Rowen -Stock Market -Effect of agreement -Communiqué -Pompidou -Connally -Status of the dollar -England -Italy -Japan -Pompidou -"Group of Ten" meeting -Devaluation -Briefing -Connally’s previous conversation with Kissinger -Ziegler
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
-Rather [?] -John A. Scali -Preparation for questions -Kissinger -Pompidou -Connally -Praise from Kissinger -Role -Liaison with Congress -Meeting with leadership -Clark MacGregor President's schedule -Florida trip -Congressional meeting -Connally -Percentage of work India-Pakistan situation -British resolution -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] assurances -West Pakistan -No military attack -US strategy -UN -Possible letter exchange -Leonid I. Brezhnev and the President -Effect on People’s Republic of China [PRC] -West Pakistan -Summit meeting -Media coverage -CBS -USSR -Indians -PRC -Yuli M. Vorontsov -Brezhnev -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Ziegler -Coverage of Summit -Brezhnev
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
-Pakistan -USSR guarantee -Vorontsov -Dividing line -Formalization
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INDIA
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Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:49 am. Smith -Incoming call Bull left at 9:12 am. The President talked with Smith between 9:12 am and 9:14 am. [Conversation No. 638-4A] [See Conversation No. 16-103; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation] [End of telephone conversation]
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8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
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Azores meeting -Kissinger comments -New York Times story -Tad Szulc -Pompidou -Terms discussed -Percentage of devaluation -Germans, Japanese, and French -Lyndon B. Johnson -Connally -Kissinger opinion -Shultz proposal -Germany -Possible settlement -Gold prices -French -Japanese -Finance Minister -Timing -Peterson report -Pompidou -Possible written statement -Heath -Pompidou -“Group of Ten” meeting -President's stature in Europe -President's trips to New York and Paris -French and US relations -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Pompidou -Maurice Schumann
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
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FRANCE
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-Pompidou -Upcoming American elections -George H. Gallup polls
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-Media coverage -Compared to John F. Kennedy -Nixon Doctrine Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:14 am. President's schedule
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
-Connally meeting Bull left at an unknown time before 9:28 am. The President's schedule -Florida Connally entered at 9:28 am. Schedule Azores meeting -Public relations -Media coverage -Ziegler -Scali -Upcoming meeting with Connally -President's instructions about questions -Publicity -Haldeman’s opinion -Compared to "Guam Doctrine" -CBS coverage -Rather -Rowen -Devaluation of the dollar -NBC -Connally interview with Irving R. Levine -Price rises -Jobs -Ziegler -Scali -Devaluation -Trade with Europe -US progress -Improvement of American competitive position -Devaluation -Imports -American goods -Prospects for the future -Need for modesty -US position
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
-Consideration for US trade partners -Possibility of recession abroad -Earl of Cromer -Recent conversation with Kissinger -UN Security Council Resolution -President’s instructions -Connally’s upcoming conversation with the Earl of Cromer -Karl Schiller -Quoted in the newspaper -Need for another meeting -Willy Brandt -Relationship with Schiller -Nobel Prize
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WEST GERMANY
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-Schiller -Brandt -Future meeting with the President -Pompidou
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12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
WEST GERMANY
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-Congress -Henry S. Reuss -Possible Action -MacGregor -Briefing -Reuss -Jacob K. Javits -Authority to devaluate -Trade terms -Potential problems -Convertibility -Pompidou -Congress -Strategy -Resolution of authority -Trade concessions -Banking and Currency Committee -Finance -Ways and Means Committee -Paul A. Volcker -Inclusion -Briefing -Schedule -Convertibility -Strategy -Convertibility -Agreement -Recessions and depressions -World trade -Camp David -Burns
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
-Predictions -Stock exchange -Agreement -Briefing -Peterson -Shultz -Paul W. McCracken -Herbert Stein -Burns -Kissinger -State Department -Foreign Affairs Committee in Congress -J. William Fulbright -Involvement in briefing -India-Pakistan situation -Haldeman's call to William P. Rogers -Macgregor and Connally -Ways and Means Committee -Nathaniel Samuels -Volcker -Haldeman’s call to Rogers -State Department’s involvement -Ziegler -Scali -William D. Eberle -Directive about public statements -Michael J. Mansfield -Carl B. Albert -Michael J. Farrell Haldeman left at 9:47 am. -Public statements -Treasury Department -Press -Trade -Tobacco -Citrus -Pompidou -Meeting with Kissinger -Tobacco
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
-Grain -Germans -Need for his assistance -Canadians -Connally's role -Credit for the President Connally's schedule -Call to Germany -Schiller meeting -Timing -Breakfast -Communications with Egon Bahr Child care bill -Media -James J. Kilpatrick, Jr. column -News summary -President's use -Dallas -Chicago -Washington Post -Kilpatrick -Column Azores meeting -Connally -Strategy -Ziegler -Scali -Assistance to Connally -Future -Jobs -NBC interview -Convertibility -Pompidou -Shultz -Instructions -Conversations with Connally and Kissinger -Views
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
Haldeman entered at 9:55 am. -Levine -Previous conversation with Connally -Pompidou -Congress -Agenda -Trade -Revaluation of exchange rates -Political strategy -Inflation -International monetary conditions -Employment -US leadership -President’s instructions -Public relations -US world position since World War II -Finance -Monetary importance -The President’s August 15, 1971 statement -Press coverage -European reaction -Need for co-operation -Importance -Pompidou -European position -Germany -Jobs -Results of meeting -Time lag -Currency realignment -1972 election -Impact of trade changes -Burden sharing Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 9:55 am. President's schedule -Congressional briefing -Peterson -Ziegler
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
-Scali Haldeman, Kissinger, and Butterfield left at 10:00 am. Azores meeting -Connally -Credit for the President -August 15, 1971 actions Briefing -The President’s August 15, 1971 statement -World markets -Convertibility -Jobs in Germany, France, and the US -Effects on trade -Need to improve US position -Attitudes of Europeans -Economics -Vitality of all participants -Importance to US interests -US stance -Toughness -Purpose -Upcoming agreements -Japan -Canada -Europe -Devaluation of the dollar -Scali -Possible comments by the President -German deutschemark -August 15, 1971 actions -Wage and price controls -Implications for the future of US currency -Explanation of US position -Scali -Location Haldeman entered at 10:01 am. -Photograph
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
-Scali Ziegler entered at 10:02 am. President’s instructions -Need for unity -Sensitivity of issues -Connally -Scali -Need for open communication -Timing Scali entered at 10:05 am. -Press coverage -Upcoming negotiations -Need for White House clearance of remarks -Connally -Wage and price freeze -Taxes -International monetary situation -President's accomplishments -Historical context -Timing -The President’s August 15, 1971 statement -Economic policy -Inflation -Phase I and II -Jobs -Tax incentive -International monetary situation -Chances for success -Devaluation -Meaning -Effect on US goods and jobs -Reasons -US monetary situation since World War II -Compared to other countries -US dollar overvalued -Trade situation -Effect of monetary reform
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
-Timing -Results of Azores meeting -President's leadership stressed Kissinger entered at 10:13 am. -"Azores Doctrine" -Corollary to “Guam Doctrine” -Mutuality and burdensharing -US role in meeting -Nationalism -Effects in Europe -Burns’s view -Instability -Possible recession -US responsibility -Spending -Freedom -Stability -European viewpoint -Pompidou -Perceived victory Azores meeting -Dealing with the Germans and Japanese -National interests -Reasons for US involvement -Offset agreement -Major currency realignment -Trade concessions -Realignment -Fairness to US dollar -Pompidou -Result for France -Washington Star article -George Sherman -Heath's upcoming visit -Pompidou -Previous conversation with the President -Simile -Lebanese
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
-United Press International [UPI] -Helen A. Thomas -France -Victory in devaluation -Attitude toward gold -Press -Kissinger's opinion -US objectives -US results -French results -Ideology -Gold prices -World market prices -Raising of price -French viewpoint -Connally's opinion -Hoarding -History -French Revolution -Kissinger's opinion -Attitude toward own currency -PRC -View of money -Methods -French -View of gold -Pompidou -Forthcoming election -Relative revaluation -Connally’s backgrounder -US position compared to French position -Devaluation -Revaluation President’s instructions -Volcker -Reuss -William Proxmire -Javits -Democrats -View of agreement
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
-Possible change -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Revaluation -Effects internationally -Prices -Jobs -Prices abroad -US product prices -Effects in the US -Common Market -Japan -Effects on dollar -Vulnerability and strength -Realignment of world currencies -Effects -Competitiveness of US goods -Revaluation -Semantics -France -Connally -Work toward agreement -Recommendations -Negotiations -President's comments about agreement -Pompidou -Great Britain -US economy -Compared to other Western powers -Germany and Japan -Results -Credit -Connally -Friday meeting with Connally -Instructions Connally, Scali, and Kissinger left at 10:38 am. USSR summit -Press coverage -Ziegler’s previous conversation with Haig and Kissinger -India
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
-USSR -Ziegler's strategy -Kissinger Haldeman talked with Kissinger [?] at an unknown time between 10:38 am and 10:41 am. [Conversation No. 638-4B] Requested Kissinger return to the Oval Office [End of telephone conversation] -India-Pakistan -USSR role -UN -Effect on negotiations -Potential problems West Coast dock strike -Timing of statement -Settlement from President -Possible questions -Congress -Legislation -Need for legislation -Shultz's, Charles W. Colson's opinion -Farm belt opinion -Need for transportation legislation -Strategy -Ziegler’s opinion -Congressional action Kissinger entered at 10:41 am. India-Pakistan situation -Ziegler strategy -USSR Summit -Possible effect -Kissinger’s comments to the press -Negotiations -Potential for success
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
-Administration plans -Rogers -Effect on negotiations with USSR -USSR Summit -Cancellation possibilities -Kissinger's remarks -The President’s remarks -PRC -Vorontsov -Meeting with Kissinger Azores meeting -Connally -Compared to rest of Cabinet -Credit -Pompidou -Upcoming Group of Ten meeting -Publicity -Negotiations -Press -Szulc -Reaction -Pompidou -European press -Germans -European press compared to US press -Spiro T. Agnew -Skip Isaacs Ziegler left at 10:54 am. Release of Richard G. Fecteau from PRC -Kissinger -Call to Edward W. Brooke and Edward M. Kennedy -Kennedy -Statement -Human interest story -Confinement -Amount of time -Fecteau and Mary Ann Herbert -Effect on prisoners of war [POW] wives
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
-Mao Tse-Tung -John T. Downey -Sentence commutation
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INTELLIGENCE
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-Effect on POWs Kissinger's appointment with Vorontsov -Timing -UN Security Council resolution -Brezhnev letter -Request for letter about Pakistan USSR intention -Effect on PRC -Possible outcome -Exchange of letters -PRC -USSR -PRC Personnel -Scali -Future assignments -Ziegler -Scali -Importance of public relations -Reliability
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
-Compared to Ziegler -Haldeman -Ziegler -Desire to get into Washington Special Action Group [WSAG] -Abilities -Kissinger’s forthcoming talk with Haldeman -State Department -William L. Safire -Scali -President's personnel philosophy India-Pakistan relations -Summit with the USSR -Possible cancellation -Kissinger’s comments -British resolution -Strategy -Opposition -USSR -PRC -Indians -US conservatives President's schedule -Briefing -Kissinger's memorandum -Connally’s talking points Kissinger's meeting with Vorontsov -Timing -Connally Kissinger left at 11:05 am. USSR Summit -Kissinger’s comments President's schedule -Florida -Length of visit -Time interview
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
-Time and location -Press conference -Value-added tax [VAT] Connally -Negotiations -Pompidou -Style Kissinger VAT -Press coverage -Magazines -Joseph W. Alsop story -Property taxes -Sales taxes -Effect on the poor President’s schedule -Press conference -Questions and answers [Q&A] -Vietnam announcement -Timing -Public opinion -Patrick J. Buchanan -Heath meeting -Brandt meeting -Group of Ten meeting -Location -Connally’s schedule -Heath meeting -Florida -Weather -Camp David -India-Pakistan relations -Kissinger -Public opinion -Meeting with Congress Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:05 am.
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
-Gifts -Money clips -Symbolism -Need for new gifts -Placement of gifts -Recipients of gifts Bull left at an unknown time before 11:30 am. President's schedule -John D. Ehrlichman meeting -Anti-trust action on television networks -Ehrlichman’s location -Bill signings -National Cancer Act of 1971 -Economic Stabilization Act Amendments of 1971 -Alaska claims -Congress -Timing of bill signings -Peterson memorandum -Commerce Department -Jobs -Budget -Supersonic Transport [SST] -Ehrlichman -Possible passage -“A Day in the Life of the President” -Music -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Suggestions -Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Liszt -Rose Mary Woods -“Swan Lake” and “Sleeping Beauty” -Eugene Ormandy -London Symphony Orchestra -Russians -Departure for Florida The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:05 am and 11:22 am.
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
[Conversation No. 638-4C] [See Conversation No. 16-104] [End of telephone conversation] The President's schedule -Congress -Bill signing -Budget The President talked with Julie Eisenhower between 11:22 am and 11:25 am. [Conversation No. 638-4D] [See Conversation No. 16-105; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation] [End of telephone conversation] The President's schedule -Time-Life interview -Scheduling -Hedley W. Donovan -Church service -Location -Lincoln Sitting Room -Staff open house -Christmas decorating -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Florida -Meeting with Congressional leaders -Helicopter -Possible duration -Connally An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 11:25 am. -Agnew -MacGregor and an unknown person
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)
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The President’s schedule -Forthcoming Congressional meeting -MacGregor -William E. Timmons Haldeman left at 11:30 am.
Conversation No. 638-5 Date: December 15, 1971 Time: 11:33 am - 11:45 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods.
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29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-5 (cont.)
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The President’s schedule -Florida [Unintelligible] -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Washington Post coverage -White House decorations -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Green Room -Kennedys -Mrs. Nixon Decorations -Oval Office -Executive Office Building [EOB] -State gifts -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -“Star of the President” crystal President's schedule
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Woods's schedule
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-5 (cont.)
-Dinner party -Maurice H. Stans -John A. Volpe -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Clark MacGregor -Earl L. Butz -Rogers C.B. Morton -John N. Mitchell -Martha (Beall) Mitchell -Elliot L. and Anne F. Richardson -George P. and Helena (“Obie”) Shultz -Raymond K. Price, Jr. Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 11:33 am. President's schedule -Meeting with Congress -William L. Safire -Upcoming Presidential election Butterfield left at an unknown time before 11:45 am. Future of country -Democrats
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Woods's dinner party -Tone -George W. and Lenore L. Romney
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-5 (cont.)
Azores meeting -Letter to Portuguese Prime Minister [Dr. Marcello Jose des Neves Alves Caetano] and Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Aldrich, Jr. -Gifts
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Azores meeting -Significance -Devaluation -Jobs -News reports Woods left at 11:45 am.
Conversation No. 638-6 Date: December 15, 1971 Time: 11:45 am - 11:46 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. President's schedule -Bill signing -Forthcoming trip
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-5 (cont.)
-Helicopter -Forthcoming meeting Butterfield left at 11:46 am.
Conversation No. 638-7 Date: December 15, 1971 Time: 11:51 am - 11:52 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting Butterfield left at 11:52 am.
Conversation No. 638-8 Date: December 15, 1971 Time: 11:55 am - 12:02 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman Press -Sports -George E. Allen -John A. Scali -George W. Romney -Washington Redskins -Turning point in season -President’s visit to Redskins Park, November 23, 1971 -Richard A. Moore -Ronald L. Ziegler -Scali
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-[Forename unknown] Bethe [?] -Forthcoming article -Allen -Praise -Los Angeles Rams President's schedule -Meeting with Congress -William P. Rogers -Georges J.R. Pompidou -Henry A. Kissinger -Money -Nathaniel Samuels -Upcoming trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -California -Press -Hawaii -Guam -California -Hawaii -Nelson A. Rockefeller house -Length of visit -California -Send off -Hawaii -Guam -Nimitz house -Guam Doctrine -California -Hawaii -Guam -Wake Island -Formal departure from the White House -Los Angeles Times -Hawaii -Weather -Accommodations -Maui -Rockefeller house -Guam -Oahu
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-8 (cont.)
-Commander in Chief, Pacific [CINCPAC] Haldeman left at 12:02 pm.
Conversation No. 638-9 Date: December 15, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:02 pm and 12:06 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Congressional briefing -Wilbur D. Mills -John W. Byrnes -Russell B. Long -Long Bull left at an unknown time before 12:06 pm.
Conversation No. 638-10 Date: December 15, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:02 pm and 12:06 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Asks that Paul A. Volcker come to the Oval Office Bull left at an unknown time before 12:06 pm.
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 638-11 Date: December 15, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:02 pm and 12:06 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person.
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Conversation No. 638-12 Date: December 15, 1971 Time: 12:06 pm - 12:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Paul A. Volcker and an unknown man. US monetary crisis -Recent history -Speech Volcker and the unknown man left at 12:07 pm.
Conversation No. 638-14
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: December 15, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:07 pm and 1:22 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret Service agents] met. An unknown agent talked with an unknown person. [Conversation No. 638-14A]
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[End of telephone conversation] The President’s location -Cabinet Room
Conversation No. 638-13 Date: December 15, 1971 Time: 1:22 pm - 1:45 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. [The recording begins while the conversation is already in progress]
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-13 (cont.)
The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time after 1:22 pm. [Conversation No. 638-13A] President's schedule -Departure -John D. Ehrlichman [End of telephone conversation] -Bill signing -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman Ehrlichman and Charles W. Colson entered at 1:24 pm. Media -Networks -Antitrust action -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -John N. Mitchell -CBS -Removal of Richard S. Salant -Reorganization Butterfield left at 1:26 pm. -Value-added tax [VAT] -Haldeman -Coverage -Strategy -Edmund S. Muskie -Rowland Evans and Robert D. Novak -Muskie -Position
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-13 (cont.)
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Stephen B. Bull entered and left at an unknown time after 1:26 pm.
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39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-13 (cont.)
George Meany -Health -Note from the President -Christmas -Hopes for a speedy recovery
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Azores meeting -Results -France -Possible staff reaction -France -Germans and Japanese -Henry A. Kissinger -Publicity -Connally -“New Economic Policy” -John A. Scali and Ronald L. Ziegler -Kissinger -Role President's economic policy -Machine tool industry -Retail sales -Trend -Effect of weather and holiday season -New York Times article -[Forename unknown] Solomon -Unemployment
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-13 (cont.)
-Unknown Georgetown University professor -Washington Post article -Support for the President’s policies -Information for supporters -Dissemination -Talking point -Spiro T. Agnew speech -Muskie -John F. Kennedy -House Resolution [H R] 1 -Herman E. Talmadge -Social Security -Work requirements -Aid to dependent children -Conservatives -Possible veto -Congress -Wayne L. Hayes President's schedule -Bill signing -Cancer -Congress’s schedule -Michael J. Mansfield -Visit to Redskins Park, November 23, 1971 -The President’s conversation with Haldeman -Effect on the Washington Redskins
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41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 638-13 (cont.)
Christmas season -Effect on the staff -Administration's generation of news State of the Union address -President's schedule “A Day in the Life of the President” -Washington Star article -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Christmas tree and decorations -Christmas message -CBS -Timing Staff Ehrlichman and Colson left at 1:45 pm.