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Date: 
Jan 02, 1972 - Jan 03, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 642-1 Date: January 2, 1972 Time: 9:07 pm - unknown before 11:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Mark I. Goode, William H. Carruthers, Donald W. Richardson, Robert Wussler, James Wall and members of the Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] technical crew. Voice level Lighting Introductions -Wussler -Wall -Previous work with the President during primaries Camera angles -Shots The President, Goode and Carruthers left at an unknown time before 9:30 pm. [General Conversation] [Equipment noise] The President, Goode and Carruthers and Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins entered at an unknown time after 9:07 pm. Photograph session -Timing Temperature in room Microphones Make-up
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-1 (cont.)
[General Conversation] -Heat in room -Opening remarks Time until broadcast Microphones Photograph session -Arrangements -Timing -Microphones [General Conversation] -Time Time until broadcast [General Conversation] -The President’s schedule Time until broadcast Make-up -Lighting Time until broadcast Goode, Carruthers, et al. left and Dan Rather entered at an unknown time after 9:07 pm. Rather’s gratitude California The President was interviewed by Rather at 9:30 pm. [A transcript of the following portion of the conversation appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 1-17] [End of transcribed portion]
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-1 (cont.)
Recent interview -“Ms.” Question -The President’s forthcoming trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Rather -Overtime PRC trip -Rather -CBS -Mike Wallace -[Howard K.?] Smith Gordon Manning, William A. Leonard, II, Gerald L. Warren, press photographers, Atkins and members of the press entered at an unknown time after 9:30 pm. Introductions Recent interview -Length Photographers [General Conversation] -Wussler Unknown event in 1958 Chicago CBS staff scheduled to go to the PRC -Peking Football game, January 2, 1972 -Miami Dolphins [General Conversation] -Atkins
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-1 (cont.)
The President left at 10:34 pm. [General Conversation] The conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 11:59 pm.
Conversation No. 642-2 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:02 am and 8:15 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Haldeman's schedule -Staff meeting -Meeting with unknown persons -Meeting with the President
Conversation No. 642-3 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 8:15 am - unknown before 8:45 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's schedule -Peter G. Peterson -John N. Mitchell -William P. Rogers -Peterson resignation -John A. Scali -Peter M. Flanigan -Peterson
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-3 (cont.)
-John B. Connally -Paul A. Volcker -Forthcoming call from Haldeman -Clark MacGregor -Pending legislation -The President's possible actions Pending legislation -Political considerations The President’s schedule -Peterson meeting -Mitchell The President's previous interview with Dan Rather, January 2, 1972 -Reactions -The President’s forthcoming efforts -Jack B. Krueger, editor of Dallas News -Conversation with Haldeman -Rather -Effect on the President's reelection -The President's previous conversation with Manolo Sanchez -Question on Vietnam and the President's reelection -The President's answer -Haldeman’s view -Questions -Rather's delivery -Reactions -International Chief of Operating Engineers -Questions -The President's response -Economy -Rather Rogers -Conversations with the President and Haldeman -Reaction to the President's interview with Rather
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-3 (cont.)
Press conferences -Compared with the President's interview with Rather -Rather -Questions on race relations and "Ms." issues -Sarah McLendon -Press conference format -Follow-ups -Reporters The President's interview with Rather -Reactions -Robert H. Bork -Sidney Hook -Impression of rehearsal -Compared with the President’s interview with Howard K. Smith -Rogers’s view -Rather's attempt to show political motivations in the President -Political questions -Rather’s motives -The President's responses -Political effect -Smith -Calls -White House operator -Rather -The President's handling -Performance -Compared to press conference format -Question on women's liberation -Closing remarks -Questions on Vietnam -Bombing -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Troop withdrawals -1968 troop levels -Unemployment question
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-3 (cont.)
-Figures -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Democrats -Rogers's view -Interviews of other administration officials Rogers -Forthcoming interview with Smith -Compared with Henry A. Kissinger -Views regarding Cabinet as spokesmen The President's interview with Rather -Question of the President's personality and performance -Polls -The President's response -Polls -Rhetoric The President's schedule -Political implications -Decisions -Peterson -American Hospital Association officials -Importance of events -Press conferences -The President's performance -Equal time for Democrats -Validity The President's interview with Rather -Reactions -Rather's performance -Question on economy -Reactions -Compared with speech format Speeches -The President's preparation -Speechwriters -State of the Union speech -Raymond K. Price, Jr.
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-3 (cont.)
-Workload Possible press conference -Question on Vietnam troop withdrawal -India-Pakistan issue The President’s schedule -New Hampshire Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -The President's response during interview to question concerning second term
***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 50s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 *****************************************************************
The President's interview with Rather -Points covered -Moscow summit -Peking summit -Vietnam -Economic plan -Presidential term -Activities -Politics -1968 bombing pause -Lyndon B. Johnson Robert H. Finch An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 8:15 am.
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-3 (cont.)
Delivery The unknown man left at an unknown time before 8:45 am. News summary -Big stories that the President needs to know about -The President's reading of New York Times and Washington Post -Television stories -Length -"Week in Review" -Cover sheet of latest news -Judgment call by staff -The President's action and thought -"Week in Review" -Day of issuing -News magazines Haldeman's schedule -Domestic Council staff, Congressional liaison staff and speechwriters -George P. Shultz, John D. Ehrlichman and Kissinger -Finch, Donald H. Rumsfeld, MacGregor, Shultz, Ehrlichman, Kissinger, Peterson and Flanigan -The President's schedule -Ronald L. Ziegler -Ehrlichman's schedule -Location of particular staff members Haldeman left at an unknown time before 8:45 am.
Conversation No. 642-4 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown after 8:15 am until 8:45 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman The President's schedule
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Forthcoming meeting with staff -Charles W. Colson, George P. Shultz, Peter G. Peterson, Donald H. Rumsfeld and Clark MacGregor -Ronald L. Ziegler, John D. Ehrlichman and Robert H. Finch The President and Haldeman left at 8:45 am.
Conversation No. 642-5 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:45 am and 9:02 am Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret Service agents] met. An agent talked with unknown person. [Conversation No. 642-5A] The President's schedule -Roosevelt Room [End of telephone conversation] The agents left at an unknown time before 9:02 am.
Conversation No. 642-6 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:02 am and 9:07 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Meeting with Gerald L. Warren
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President’s forthcoming call to Richard A. Moore Bull left at an unknown time before 9:07 am.
Conversation No. 642-7 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:02 am and 9:07 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. Request for a call to Richard A. Moore
Conversation No. 642-8 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:02 am and 9:07 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Legislation -Possible meeting -Melvin R. Laird -Forthcoming call to William P. Rogers Phone call
Conversation No. 642-9
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-8 (cont.)
Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:02 am and 9:07 am Location: Oval Office An unknown person talked with the President. [Unintelligible]
Conversation No. 642-10 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 9:07 am - 9:14 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Richard A. Moore. Greeting Unknown man -Speechwriting The President's interview with Rather, January 2, 1972 -Compared to Howard K. Smith interview -The President's previous conversation with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Smith's questions -Rather -The President’s handling -Question on the President's possible delay tactics for sake of reelection -Vietnam -Moscow and Peking summit -US economic program -Vietnam -Bombing pause -Question on use of "Ms." -The President's conversation with daughter -Gloria Steinem's comment -The President's response
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-10 (cont.)
-Question on ending Vietnam war -Timing -Lyndon B. Johnson -Presidential responsibility -Value -Compared with press conferences -Value for administration -Question on Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Republican National Convention -Popular opinion -Rather Asa V. Call -Health Donald I. Goodenow -Political life -1956 -Stanford University
Conversation No. 642-11 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 9:15 am - 9:19 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Gerald L. Warren. Greetings [An unknown woman talked with the President at 9:15 am.] [Conversation No. 642-11A] Rose Mary Woods -Location [Woods talked with the President between 9:15 am and 9:17 am.]
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Location [End of telephone conversation] The President's interview with Dan Rather, January 2, 1972 -Rather -Tone -Questions -Television -Possible delay tactics by the President -Ending the war -The President's response -Rather's possible opinion -Press -Attendance -Possible view -Value -The President's performance and responses -Peace -Timing -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Vietnam -Omission of any questions concerning John B. Connally -Question on race relations -Differences -Slavery -Liberals' views -The President's response -Time The President's schedule -Warren's announcement Warren left at 9:19 am.
Conversation No. 642-12 Date: January 3, 1972
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-11 (cont.)
Time: 9:19 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Kissinger's schedule
Conversation No. 642-13 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 9:19 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 18-1]
Conversation No. 642-14 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 9:19 am - 9:23 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with William P. Rogers. [See Conversation No. 18-2]
Conversation No. 642-15 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 9:25 am - 10:04 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger.
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President's interview with Dan Rather, January 2, 1972 -News coverage -The President's responses regarding troop withdrawals and residual force -Reporting by Marvin L. and Bernard Kalb William P. Rogers -Economic meeting Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -The President’s forthcoming meeting with Gerard C. Smith -Rogers -Photograph -Credit -Antiballistic missiles [ABM] -Smith -The President's views on ABM -Rogers -Negotiating position -Possible leak -Defense Department -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Sub-launched Ballistic Missiles [SLBM] -Executive agreement -Tubes -Smith -Negotiating position -Rogers -Smith -Rogers -Attendance at meeting -Smith -Possible action -Melvin R. Laird -Memorandum -ABM -Number of sites -Location -National Command Authority [NCA] -Washington, DC -Soviets
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-15 (cont.)
-Tests -Smith -State Department -Congress -Number -Nuclear Test Ban Treaty -The President’s concern about Soviet intentions -Recess from talks -Smith’s view -Soviet summit -Edward M. Kennedy -Kissinger’s instructions to Smith -Soviet summit -Kennedy -Bureaucracy -Smith -Credit -1972 election -US position -Congress -Possible problem Vietnam -Peace plan -Cable from Ellsworth F. Bunker to Kissinger -Nguyen Van Thieu -The President's possible speech -Backgrounder by Kissinger -Television -Effect -Timing -Possible date -Paris -Dealings with press -Coverage -State of the Union speech -Possible delay -Possible content -History of negotiations -Timing -State of the Union speech
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-15 (cont.)
-Possible response -Possible response from Administration critics -Administration negotiations -Seven Points -Deadline -Thieu -Possible resignation -Possible rejection by North Vietnam -Effect -The President's possible speech -Timing -State of the Union message -Possible response from Administration critics -Forthcoming Peking and Moscow summits -Soviet Union -Possible strategy -People’s Republic of China [PRC] The President's forthcoming meeting with Smith and Rogers -Photographs -Gerald L. Warren -Desirability The President's interview with Rather -Question regarding the President's possible delay tactics regarding Vietnam -Summits -Congress The President's forthcoming meeting with Smith and Rogers -Photographs -Effect -Soviet Union Thelma C. (“Pat’) Nixon's trip to Africa -Photographs -News coverage -Press and television -Toast -Mrs. Nixon’s demeanor SALT
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-15 (cont.)
-Meeting with Smith -Duration -Points to be made -ABM treaty -Executive agreement -SLBM -Kissinger's view -Number of tubes -Political implications -Popular opinion -Smith's role in negotiations -Deadline Smith -Administration handling Kissinger's schedule -Plane Vietnam -Forthcoming troop withdrawal announcement, January 13, 1972 -Format -Press conference -Oval Office -Press room -TV coverage -Ronald L. Ziegler -Peace plan India -Indira Gandhi -Possible normalization of relations with US -Relations with Pakistan -The President's interview with Rather -Question The President's interview with Rather -Rather's performance and tone -Manolo Sanchez's view -The President’s view -Question on the President's possible delay tactics regarding reelection
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-15 (cont.)
-Vietnam, Moscow and Peking summits and economic program -The President's response -Compared with previous performance by Lyndon B. Johnson -Handling critics -The President's response -Public opinion -Question on use of "Ms." -Gloria Steinem -Question on the President's charisma -The President's response -Performance -Question on race relations -Differences -Quakers and Catholics -The President's performance -Radio -Kissinger’s hearing -Television -The President's voice -Effectiveness -Camera shots -Oval Office window Vietnam peace plan -The President's forthcoming speech -Timing -North Vietnamese response -Negotiations -Possible public statement -Congress -Announcement -Desirability -PRC -Negotiations -Networks -Troop withdrawal announcement -Lead stories -The President's response during Rather interview -Troop levels -Edward R.G. Heath -Possible build-up
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-15 (cont.)
-Announcement -Phrasing -Background -1971 negotiations [The President talked with Rose Mary Woods at an unknown time between 9:25 am and 10:04 am.] [Conversation No. 642-15A] Instructions [End of telephone conversation] Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:25 am. The President's schedule -Woods -Smith -Rogers -Woods -Smith -Scheduled meeting Bull left at an unknown time before 10:04 am. Kissinger -Dealings with Smith -Dealings with Rogers The President's dealings with Melvin R. Laird and Rogers -SALT SALT -Public relations -Negotiations -Election year -Right wing -Liberals’ views India-Pakistan relations
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-15 (cont.)
-US aid -Military -Refugees -Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan -Military to civilian government -Mutual military pullback -Gandhi -United Nations [UN] -Cease-fire resolution -Veto in Security Council -Vote in General Assembly -US use of influence with Soviet Union and India -India’s possible action -Effect on world -US efforts -Effectiveness -Soviet aid -US aid -US relations with PRC, India and Pakistan Bangladesh -US recognition -US counsel in Dacca’s call to Bangladesh foreign minister -PRC -UN -State Department -The President’s forthcoming trip to PRC -Possible memorandum -Phrasing -White House clearance of contact -The President’s view -Interpretation -World and US press -Soviet recognition -Rogers -Counsel -Rogers -Presidential clearance of contact -Interpretation -Soviet Union
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-15 (cont.)
Kissinger's forthcoming meeting with the President Foreign policy -The President's guidance -Kissinger’s authority -The President's authority Kissinger left at 10:04 am.
Conversation No. 642-16 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 10:05 am - unknown before 10:14 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Woods's schedule Weather Woods’s schedule -Trip to California -Unknown items -Plane Painting Misplaced papers Painting -Owner -Fred Sutter -Value -Artist -Death Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 10:05 am. Misplaced papers
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Roosevelt Room -The President's name Sanchez left at an unknown time before 10:10 am. The President's previous interview with Dan Rather, January 2, 1972 -Woods's friends' opinions -Rather -Rather -Appearance -Camera angles -Shot from outside of Oval Office -Focus on the President -The President's demeanor -The President's performance -Paul Garvey's views -Rather's performance -Question on use of "Ms." -The President's subsequent calls to Julie Nixon Eisenhower and Tricia Nixon Cox ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 3s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 *****************************************************************
-The President's response -Rather's performance -Accusation concerning the President's possible delay tactics regarding Vietnam and reelection -The President's response -Peace -US casualties -Rather's performance
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-16 (cont.)
-Woods’s view John Foster Dulles -Bust -Possible location -Executive Office Building [EOB] News -Television -Newspapers and newsmagazines -Readership -"Man of the Year" award -Readership [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:05 am and 10:10 am.] [Conversation No. 642-16A] [See Conversation No. 18-3] [End of telephone conversation]
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 *****************************************************************
Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 10:05 am. Misplaced papers -Possible location
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-16 (cont.)
Sanchez left at 10:10 am. [The President talked with Gerald L. Warren between 10:10 am and 10:11 am.] [Conversation No. 642-16B] The President's State of the Union message -Announcement -Date [End of telephone conversation] Misplaced papers -Out box -Alexander P. Butterfield -Briefcase -Roosevelt Room -Notes -"Little room" -Woods's search Bust of Dulles -The President's inspection -Decision on display -EOB Stephen B. Bull entered and Woods left at 10:13 am. Sanchez -Location -Previous instructions from the President Bull left at an unknown time before 10:14 am.
Conversation No. 642-17 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 10:14 am - 10:15 am
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-16 (cont.)
Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Misplaced papers -Manolo Sanchez -Unknown person who cleaned room [Roosevelt Room?] -Possible location -Residence -The President's instructions to Sanchez -The President's recollection -The President's breakfast -Out box -Alexander P. Butterfield -Importance Woods left at 10:15 am.
Conversation No. 642-18 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:15 am and 10:23 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Misplaced papers -Possible location -Search of residence -The President’s instructions to Sanchez Sanchez left at an unknown time before 10:23 am.
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 642-19 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:15 am and 10:23 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Gerard C. Smith and William P. Rogers The President's schedule -Henry A. Kissinger -Location -Previous meeting with the President -Meeting with Smith, Rogers and Kissinger Request for a call to Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 10:23 am.
Conversation No. 642-20 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 10:23 am - 10:56 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Gerard C. Smith, William P. Rogers and Henry A. Kissinger; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Smith's schedule -Trip to Vienna -London
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-20 (cont.)
Arrangements for photograph session -Seating -Angles The President's schedule The President's interview with Dan Rather, January 2, 1972 -Lack of question on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] [Photograph session] Photos -Smith's address -Unknown embassy [General conversation] SALT -Report by verification panel -Problem areas -Rogers's experience -Popular opinion -Opposition to agreement -Arms race -Soviet escalation -US response -American Security Council [ASC] -Conservatism -Henry Tolbin [sp?] -Television shows -Soviet threat -Congress -Soviet escalation -Soviet tests -Number -Nuclear Test Ban Treaty -Soviet intentions and power -US negotiations -Appeal to public -Right and left -Political impact
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-20 (cont.)
-World opinion -Treaty -Kissinger -Antiballistic missile [ABM] agreement -Executive Agreement -Congress -Filibuster -John W. Bricker Amendment -Treaty -Exchange of letters -Georges J.R. Pompidou -Azores -Sub-launched ballistic missiles [SLBM] -Pompidou -Letter -Maurice Schumann -SLBMs -Smith's proposal -Defense Department -Details -Tube numbers -Congressional views -Final agreement -Effect on domestic front -Defense Department -Proposals -Letters from Melvin R. Laird -Details -Interceptors -Number -Possible criticism -Defense Department -Views of Air Force, Navy and Army -Lobbying groups -Effects -ASC -Proposal -Reporting -Control -State Department -Soviet Union
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-20 (cont.)
-National Security Council [NSC] -Details -Interceptors -Number -Helsinki -Timing -The President’s forthcoming trip to the People's Republic of China [PRC] -Political climate -Public opinion -Lobbying by Rogers and Kissinger -Congressional support -Barry M. Goldwater, John G. Tower, James Buckley and Edward J. Gurney -Rogers’s conversations -Smith -The President's goal regarding arms race -Smith's goal -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -Hyman G. Rickover -Charley Reinhardt [sp?] -ASC -Gen. Earle G. (“Buzz”) Wheeler -Defense budget -Soviet budget -John M. Ashbrook -Negotiations -Pentagon -John S. Foster, Jr. -Gardiner L. Tucker -Foster -Experience -Tucker -Suggestions -Foster -Influence on Congress -Smith's and Foster's previous testimony before Congress -[Unknown congressman] -Foster -Views -Compared with Harold Brown -John Sherman Cooper
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-20 (cont.)
-Forthcoming meeting with Smith, January 4, 1972 -Past support -Future in Congress -Support of administration -Message from the President -Possible meeting -Congressional advisors -Michael J. Mansfield, Hugh Scott, Cooper and W[illiam] Stuart Symington -Symington -Past performance -John C. Stennis -Support for administration -Cooper -Defense budget -Possible submarine freeze -Soviets -Kissinger -Nuclear arms race -The President's previous conversation with Soviet Agriculture Minister [Vladimir V. Matskevich] -Parity -Land based weapons -Submarines -Building -Authorization compared to appropriation -Arms control -ABM -Congressional authorization -Offensive weapons -Laird's previous speech -Nuclear arms race -Offensive weapons -US public opinion -Smith's suggestions -Bill -India-Pakistan War -Effect on US position -Soviet Union -Mutual interests -Negotiations
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-20 (cont.)
-Middle East -Mutual trust -Trade -Offensive weapons controls -The President's instructions to Smith -Negotiations -Seriousness of Soviets -Intercontinental Ballistic Missile [ICBMs] freeze -Heavy missiles freeze -Light missiles, launchers and silos conversion -Detonation -Mobiles -Subs -Mutual trust -Public relations -Verification -Public opinion -Arms race -Smith's relations with Congress The President's forthcoming trip to PRC -People desiring to accompany the President -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] crew Smith and Kissinger left at 10:55 am. The President's interview with Rather -Press coverage -Television and radio -Question on the President's possible delay tactics regarding Vietnam, PRC and Soviet trips, economic program and reelection -The President’s response -Newspapers’ view -Bombing pause -Lyndon B. Johnson The President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Rogers Rogers left at 10:56 am.
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-20 (cont.)
Conversation No. 642-21 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:56 am and 11:00 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Clark MacGregor -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Gerard C. Smith -George P. Shultz and Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Shultz, MacGregor, Weinberger Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 10:56 am. Bull left at an unknown time before 11:00 am. Misplaced papers -Search An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 10:56 am. Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:00 am -Notes -Possible location -Wastebasket -Letter The President's schedule -Shultz The unknown man left at an unknown time before 11:00 am.
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-21 (cont.)
Conversation No. 642-22 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown after 10:56 am until 11:00 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's schedule -George P. Shultz -Caspar W. (“Cap”)Weinberger -Shultz -Personnel -Budget -Weinberger
Conversation No. 642-23 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 11:00 am - 11:08 am Location: Oval Office The President met with George P. Shultz. Budget -Health Bill -Medicare -Present waiting period provision on costs -Views of Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger, Elliot L. Richardson, John D. Ehrlichman and Shultz -Sharing costs -Waiting period -Views of the elderly -Ways and Means Committee and House Resolution [HR] 1 -Waiting period -Senate Finance Committee -Richardson's position
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-23 (cont.)
-Elderly -Weinberger's position -Cost -Richardson -Day care bill -Herman E. Talmadge bill -The President’s view -Memorandum -Constituency -Shultz’s proposal to the President -Reasons -Expense -Weinberger’s view The President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Shultz and Weinberger -Budget National economy -Projections -Gross National Product [GNP] -Base adjustment -Range of error Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Herbert Stein and Ezra Solomon -Possible woman member -Marina von N. Whitman -Stein's view -John B. Connally's view -Stein -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman's forthcoming call to Connally -Woman member -Political advantage -Woman member -Connally's view -Forthcoming call from Shultz -Political advantage -Supreme Court -Stein -Whitman
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 642-23 (cont.)
-Price Commission -International economics -Treasury Department staff -Kenneth W. Dam's views -John [D. Ehrlichman?] -Paul W. McCracken's views -Appearance The President's interview with Dan Rather, January 2, 1972 -Camera angles -The President's appearance Shultz left at 11:08 am.
Conversation No. 642-24 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:08 am and 11:09 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 18-4]
Conversation No. 642-25 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown after 11:08 am until 11:09 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Clark MacGregor
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Bull left at 11:09 am.
Conversation No. 642-26 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 11:09 am - 11:15 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's previous interview with Dan Rather, January 2, 1972 -Technical aspect -Private poll -Camera angles -The President's appearance
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-Opinions -George P. Shultz and Henry A. Kissinger
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Conv. No. 642-26 (cont.)
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-J. Edgar Hoover -Haldeman -Room and feet -[Unknown person] -Mark I. Goode -Complaints -Shots -Set -The President's face -Height -[Unknown person] -Camera angles -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC], American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Satisfaction with end product -Goode -Experience -CBS -Camera angles -Possible opinions from Patrick J. Buchanan, William L. Safire and Leonard Garment -Richard A. Moore's possible opinion -Camera shots -Feet -Room Misplaced papers -Manolo Sanchez -Notes -Sanchez's search Haldeman left at 11:15 am.
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Conv. No. 642-26 (cont.)
Conversation No. 642-27 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 11:15 am - 11:42 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Clark MacGregor. Greetings Weather MacGregor's schedule -Activities The President's State of the Union message -Date -Congress -Content -Presentation of vision -The President's stature compared to that of opponents MacGregor's schedule -Meeting with Anna C. Chennault -Barbara MacGregor -Chennault's previous meetings with Nguyen Van Thieu, Park Chung Hee and Ferdinand E. Marcos, December 1971 -Possible summit -Thailand, South Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Republic of China and South Korea -State Department -Chennault -Possible location -Bangkok, Manila -Timing -The President's forthcoming trip to People's Republic of China [PRC] -Possible meeting with the President
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Conv. No. 642-27 (cont.)
-Timing -Australia and New Zealand -Possible result [The President talked with Jody Smith between 11:20 am and 11:21 am.] [Conversation No. 642-27A] [See Conversation No. 18-5] [End of telephone conversation] The President's call to Smith -Smith's age -Selection as Iowa delegate to Republican National Convention MacGregor’s meeting with Chennault -Possible summit -Reply -Timing -Timing -The President's view of Asian leaders -Henry A. Kissinger -Health -Chennault
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Chennault -Age
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Conv. No. 642-27 (cont.)
-Marriage to Claire L. Chennault -Age -MacGregor -Burma -Age -MacGregor Pending legislation -Revenue-sharing, health and welfare reform -Views of William E. Timmons, Richard K. Cook and Tom C. Korologos -Title Four on family assistance -Probable Senate action -Desired effect for the President -The President’s view -Experimental program -Risk -Democratic congressmen -Support for the President -Robert C. Byrd, Harry F. Byrd, Jr., Carl B. Albert, [Thomas] Hale Boggs, George H. Mahon and F. Edward Hebert -Republicans -Possible duration -Trade legislation -Handling -Delay The President's record -Outlook -Liberals' view -Clark and Barbara MacGregor’s schedule -Mel Elfin of Newsweek -Martin Z. Agronsky -Conversation with MacGregor -New Year's Eve party -Leonard and Grace (Albert) Garment -William L. and Helena (Julius) Safire -John Kenneth Galbraith -Katharine L. Graham -The President’s leadership -The President's leadership -Vietnam
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Conv. No. 642-27 (cont.)
-Bombing strike -Forthcoming PRC trip -India-Pakistan -US handling -News media -Public opinion
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The President's interview with Dan Rather, January 2, 1972 -Question on the President's charisma -Compared with John F. Kennedy -Kennedy's performance -Media -Response the President received from teenage girls at Capitol -Armed Services Committee -Celebrities -Photograph of girl MacGregor -Attitude
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Conv. No. 642-27 (cont.)
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The President's interview with Rather -The President's response regarding foreign policy -Long-term view -Youth -PRC -Korea -Vietnam -Nuclear war -View of MacGregor's daughter -Clark and Barbara MacGregor -Question on George C. Wallace -Content and tone -The President's response MacGregor’s gratitude toward President Attorney General position -MacGregor -Rumor regarding position -MacGregor's conversation with Richard G. Kleindienst -Source of stories -Kleindienst’s response to press questions -John N. Mitchell -Kleindienst's response -MacGregor's request -Story on MacGregor's intentions -MacGregor’s conversation with Mitchell -Retraction -Current position -Importance -1972 election -Post-campaign possibilities -Cabinet -Mitchell Mitchell
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Conv. No. 642-27 (cont.)
-Retention -Confirmation fight for future Attorney General candidate -Future political work as Attorney General -Robert F. Kennedy's example Cabinet officers -Honor -Elliot L. Richardson MacGregor's health -Back The President's schedule -California -Forthcoming meetings with Eisaku Sato -Previous meetings with Georges J.R. Pompidou, Edward R.G. Heath and Willy Brandt -Reaction The President's effectiveness Manolo Sanchez entered and MacGregor left at 11:36 am. Misplaced papers -Sanchez's search -The President's suit worn previous evening -The President's sport coat in Executive Office Building [EOB] office -The President's office -Sport coat in EOB office Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:42 am.
Conversation No. 642-29 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 11:42 am - 12:05 pm Location: Oval Office
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Conv. No. 642-29 (cont.)
The President met with George P. Shultz and Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger. Greetings Budget -Final draft -Order of magnitude -Unemployment -Deficit -Outlays -Full employment -1972 and 1973 -Spending -Defense -Economy -1973 compared to 1972 -Deficits -1968 -Lyndon B. Johnson -Size -Size of national economy -Growth -Downward pressures -Messages -Drafts for the President -Legacy of inflation -Economic programs -Unemployment -Inflation Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 11:42 am. Misplaced papers -Location -Clothing -Executive Office Building [EOB] office Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:05 pm. Budget -Reductions -Target level
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Conv. No. 642-29 (cont.)
-Camp David -Defense Department -Civilian employment -Possible cuts -Departments of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] and Treasury -Economic Stabilization program -Social Security -Congress -Goal -Defense Department -Bases -Employment -Defense strength -Civilian employment in government -The President's goal -Defense Department -Reaction -David Packard -Robert C. Moot -Congressional action -Civilian employees -Target level -The President's goal -Pentagon -Washington, DC area -Base number -Cuts -Washington, DC area -Number to be cut -Types of jobs -Allocation of cuts in nation and region -General unemployment -Melvin R. Laird -Role -Forthcoming talk with Weinberger -The President’s instructions -Pentagon -Case -Economy -Arthur F. Burns -Allocation of cuts in nation and region
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Conv. No. 642-29 (cont.)
-Target level -Distribution -Military aides -Deputies -White House budget -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Civilian federal employment -Allocation of cuts in nation and region -Washington, DC -Attrition -Washington, DC federal government bureaucracy -Size -Bureau of Indian Affairs -George E. Allen -Story -Harry L. Hopkins -Works Progress Administration [WPA] workers -Statistical table -Bureau of Indian Affairs -Story -Welfare The President's recent interview with Dan Rather, January 2, 1972 -The President's response to question about foreign policy and politics -Soviet Union and People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Delay in ending Vietnam War -Question regarding differences between blacks and whites -Rather's performance -The President's response -Blacks, whites and Chicanos -Schools, neighborhoods -Liberals’ view -Television advertisement for Equitable Life Insurance -F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on rich people [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:42 am and 12:05 pm.] [Conversation No. 642-29A] [See Conversation No. 18-7]
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Conv. No. 642-29 (cont.)
[End of telephone conversation] Allen -Storytelling ability -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Bridge -Harry S. Truman -Eisenhower -Heart attack -Golf game Story -Return call from Allen Shultz and Weinberger left at 12:05 pm.
Conversation No. 642-30 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 12:07 pm - 12:13 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Clarence C. Hoffman, Mrs. Clarence C. Hoffman, Charles W. Colson, John P. McGill and an unknown man; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Introductions Hoffman's driving record Arrangements for photographs session Presentation of "Driver of the Year" award sponsored by American Trucking Association, Inc. -Retention of award -Use
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Conv. No. 642-30 (cont.)
Arrangements for photograph session -Sunlight Press Members of the press entered at an unknown time after 12:07 pm. [Photograph session] [General conversation] Presentation of gifts by the President -Cufflinks -Pin with presidential seal The press left at an unknown time before 12:13 pm. Clarence Hoffman’s comments about the President Phone Minnesota -Weather Washington, DC Hoffman, et al. left at 12:13 pm.
Conversation No. 642-31 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 12:13 pm - 12:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with George E. Allen. [See Conversation No. 18-8]
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Conversation No. 642-32 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 12:16 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 18-9]
Conversation No. 642-33 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:16 pm and 12:18 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Photograph sessions -Press -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins Bull left at an unknown time before 12:18 pm.
Conversation No. 642-34 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:16 pm and 12:18 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with George P. Shultz and Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger. [See Conversation No. 18-10]
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Conversation No. 642-35 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:16 pm and 12:18 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person. The President's schedule -Jack J. Dreyfus, Jr. -Lunch -Duration of meeting
Conversation No. 642-36 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown after 12:16 pm until 12:18 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting Bull left at 12:18 pm.
Conversation No. 642-37 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 12:18 pm - 12:32 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John W. Kauffman, Stephen M. Morris, Jack A. L. Hahn, Kenneth R. Cole, Jr. and James H. Cavanaugh; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting.
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Introductions Photograph Cancer Bill Photograph session arrangements [Photograph session] -The President’s interview with Dan Rather, January 2, 1972 Health care -Health Bill -National health insurance -The President’s proposals -Support for the President -Election year -Edward M. Kennedy Bill -Socialized medicine and compulsory health insurance -The President’s opposition -Present system in US -Improvement -Elliot L. Richardson's work -Budget -World situation -Socialized medicine -Great Britain -US health care -Quality -Availability -Cost -Insurance coverage -Health Bill -Quality compared to quantity of care -Kennedy Bill -Analogy to French Revolution -Cost -Medical profession -American Medical Association [AMA] -Hospital administrators -Change in health care system
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Conv. No. 642-37 (cont.)
-Present system -Delivery problems -Resources -Cost of living indicators -Services -Quality increases -Kidney dialysis -Price freeze -Medical unions -Wage demands -Price freeze and Phase II -Effect on hospitals -Cost of Living Council [COLC] -Possible meeting with Donald H. Rumsfeld Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:18 pm. The President's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 12:32 pm. Health care -Present system in US -Costs -Possible meeting with Rumsfeld -COLC -Pay Board and Price Commission -Minimum wage of hospital workers -Compared to national rate -Job classes -Geographical differences -Arizona -Nurses -Salaries -Job market -Utilization of Registered Nurses [RNs] and Licensed Practitional Nurses [LPNs] -Aid to doctors -Legislation -Duties -Doctors
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Conv. No. 642-37 (cont.)
-Aid of nurses and medical technicians for secondary duties -Rural hospitals -Armed services -Medical corpsmen -Wages -Quality of technicians -Armed services -Medical corpsmen -Vietnam -Recruiting for hospitals -Operating rooms [ORs]
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-Medical technicians -Medex [sp?] program -Richardson -Merlin K. Duval -Cavanaugh -Liaison with White House Presentation of gifts by the President -Cuff links Kauffman, et al. left at 12:32 pm.
Conversation No. 642-38
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Conv. No. 642-37 (cont.)
Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:32 pm and 12:36 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Jack J. Dreyfus, Jr. -Cabinet Room -Meeting at 1:30 pm -Dreyfus's location Bull left at an unknown time before 12:36 pm.
Conversation No. 642-39 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown after 12:32 pm until 12:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. [Unintelligible] Bull left and reentered at an unknown time after 12:32 pm. Tricia Nixon Cox -Call to the President -Time -Camp David -Message from the President Fina Sanchez -Message to the President through Bull -Thanks [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 12:32 pm and
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12:36 pm.] [Conversation No. 642-39A] [See Conversation No. 18-11] [End of telephone conversation] Sanchez -Message to the President -Manolo Sanchez Misplaced papers -Location -Manolo Sanchez -Executive Office Building [EOB] Bull left and Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time before 12:36 pm. Items for the President’s signature [The White House operator talked with Butterfield at an unknown time.] [Conversation No. 642-39B] [See Conversation No. 18-12; two items have been withdrawn from the conversation] Butterfield conferred with the President. Documents -Distribution -William P. Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -Henry A. Kissinger -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] [End of conferral] Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:36 pm. [The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox between 12:36 pm and 12:43 pm.]
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Conv. No. 642-39 (cont.)
Conversation No. 642-40 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:43 pm and 12:45 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person. Memorandum from Robert H. Finch -Henry E. Ford, II -Government support -Voluntary action -Grant -The President’s schedule -Possible attendance at National Center for Voluntary Action dinner, February 10, 1972 -Resignation -Forthcoming meeting with the President -Purpose -Decision Finch -Location
Conversation No. 642-41 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:43 pm and 12:45 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Schedule -Meeting with Jack J. Dreyfus, Jr.
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Conv. No. 642-40 (cont.)
Conversation No. 642-42 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 12:45 pm - 12:46 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Jack J. Dreyfus, Jr. and Stephen B. Bull. Greetings The President's schedule -Delay of forthcoming meeting Bull left at an unknown time before 12:46 pm. Walk to Residence Dreyfus’s schedule -Florida Dreyfus left at 12:46 pm.
Conversation No. 642-28 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:46 pm and 2:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with unknown men. Cleanliness of outer room -Demotion of individual responsible [Unintelligible]
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Conv. No. 642-42 (cont.)
The conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 2:07 pm.