654

Date: 
Jan 24, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 654-1 Date: January 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:55 pm and 6:09 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress] Vietnam -Negotiations -Secret talks -Questions from press -Public talks John N. Mitchell -Recent conversation with the President, January 24, 1972 -Mitchell’s previous conversations with Lee R. Nunn and Richard B. Ogilvie [The President talked with William S. White between 4:59 pm and 5:02 pm.] [Conversation No. 654-1A] [See Conversation No. 19-54] [End of telephone conversation] Wilbur D. Mills -The President’s recent conversation, January 24, 1972 -Mills’s health -Dr. W. Kenneth Riland -Return to Congress -Timing -Riland -The President’s conversation with Abbie L. (Daigh) Mills and Wilbur Mills’s granddaughter -Ages -Value
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Conv. No. 654-1 (cont.)
The President’s schedule, January 24, 1972 -Conversation with Frank T. Bow -Meeting with Frank L. Rizzo
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-Rizzo’s view of Democrats -Rizzo’s view of blacks -Rizzo’s opinion of Administration’s view -Federal money -John D. Ehrlichman
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The President’s schedule -Haldeman’s suggestions for possible meetings -Peter M. Flanigan -January 26, 1972 -Trip to People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Changes to departure date
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Conv. No. 654-1 (cont.)
-Guam -Hawaii -Accommodations -Nelson A. Rockefeller -[Forename unknown] Roth house -Location -Press -Marine base on Oahu -Commander’s [Brig. Gen. Victor Armstrong’s] house -Location -[Edwin W. Pauley’s?] house -Coconut Island -Landing -Honolulu -Commander’s house -View -Beach -Security and communications considerations -Signing of economic report -PRC trip -Background reading for the President -Henry A. Kissinger -Cabinet meeting -Leaders meeting, January 26, 1972 -Cabinet and Congressional leaders breakfast meeting, February 8, 1972 -State of the World message -Avoiding news -Lincoln Day -Press conference, February 10, 1972 -Trip to PRC -Departure, February 17, 1972 -Bipartisan meeting -Cabinet, leaders and governors -Volunteers and Congress on American Business -Construction industry committee, January 28, 1972 -Meeting place -Labor Department -Cabinet Room -The President’s possible attendance -Possible value -Charles W. Colson’s work
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Conv. No. 654-1 (cont.)
-Size -S. Zalman Shazar -Presentation to the President An unknown woman entered at an unknown time after 5:02 pm -Flanigan The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 5:18 pm. -Shazar -Presentation to the President -Encyclopedia Judaica -Yitzhak Rabin -Israeli and American publishers -Pope Paul VI -[Elizabeth, Queen of England] Elizabeth II -Kissinger -Rabin -Press coverage -Value -Extent of White House invitations to Jewish groups -Jewish War veterans Flanigan entered at 5:18 pm. Flanigan’s schedule -Meeting with Terence Cardinal Cooke Campaign and aid to parochial schools -Catholics -John B. Connally’s views -Administration effort to get votes -Voting preferences -Religion -Edmund S. Muskie -The President’s conversation with Connally -1968 election -Richard J. Cardinal Cushing -Edward M. Kennedy -Cooke’s talk with Flanigan
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Conv. No. 654-1 (cont.)
-Muskie -Bishops’ resolution -Cooke’s work -Protestants Flanigan -New position with administration -Connally -Difficulty -Sensitivity -Peter G. Peterson -William P. Rogers -Connally -Kissinger -Need to work as insider -Constituency -Connally -Confidence -Responsibilities in international economic matters -Staff -Relations with Cabinet department and White House International economic matters -Organization and responsibilities -Kissinger and National Security Council [NSC] -Peterson’s previous record -Kissinger and NSC -Duties -Relations with State Department and Connally -Flanigan -Expropriation, trade -Broker role -Kissinger -Connally -Connally -Administration policy -The President’s schedule and knowledge -Connally’s concerns -Trade -Expropriation -Foreign loans
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 654-1 (cont.)
-Export-Import [Ex-Im] Bank -East-West trade -Soviet Summit -Peterson -Politics -Kissinger -Conflicts -US policy toward underdeveloped nations -Connally -Staff -Socialist countries -Japanese and European examples -Flanigan’s new position -Difficulty -Compared with Richard V. Allen in job -Connally’s confidence -Kissinger’s confidence -Visibility of job -Future role outside White House -State and Treasury Departments -Coordination with Kissinger, [Peterson], Ehrlichman and Haldeman -Value -Coordination with other duties -Frederic V. Malek -Work with US Ambassadors -The President’s recent appointments -Somalia -Maurice H. Stans -Unknown country -Unknown person -Disposition of former duties -Flanigan’s view -Flanigan’s previous talk with Haldeman -Peterson’s previous position -Commerce Department -Confirmation -Ehrlichman’s view -Work with Connally -Connally’s confidence -Connally’s views on US policy -The President
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Conv. No. 654-1 (cont.)
-State Department -Peterson -Connally’s efficacy -Treasury Department staff -Connally’s efficacy -Visits of businessmen to White House -Peterson’s views -Time required -Donald McI. Kendall and Thomas Watson -Time required -Ehrlichman -George P. Shultz -Herbert Stein -1972 election -Contact at White House -Ehrlichman -Domestic policy -Staff meeting -Ehrlichman, Shultz and Stein -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Robert H. Finch -Soviet Union [?] -Rumsfeld -Domestic Council, Office of Management and Budget [OMB] -Colson -Trade associations -Division of labor -Staff -Peterson -Recruiting at White House -Financing of operation -Departments -Congress -Foreign Relations Committee -White House -Allen -Tenure -Possible role -Flanigan’s view
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Conv. No. 654-1 (cont.)
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Allen -Possible ambassadorship -Marital status -Children -Background -Portugal Ambassadors -Ridgeway B. Knight -Career Allen -Value -Forthcoming campaign -Ambassadorial position -Contact with businessmen -Present role -Peterson -Request to see Haldeman -Haldeman’s staff -Present role -Allen -Peterson -Knowledge -Congress Businessmen -Contact with White House -Points of view
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Conv. No. 654-1 (cont.)
-View of Administration, Congress, regulatory agencies -Making distinctions -Allen -Tenure Knight -Tenure in Portugal Allen -Possible Ambassadorship position -Portugal -Talks with Flanigan -Forthcoming campaign work Portugal -Appeal of ambassadorship -Government -Conservatism -Beauty of country -Mozambique and Angola Wiley T. Buchanan, Jr. Jerome H. Holland -Sweden -Dr. Ralph J. Bunche’s former position at United Nations [UN] -Availability -Football career -Cornell University -Rogers’s view -Meetings with the President -Sweden Edward M. Korry -Rogers’s view -Overseas Private Investment Corporation [OPIC]
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Conv. No. 654-1 (cont.)
[National Security] [Duration: 14s ]
INTELLIGENCE
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-Views of Irving Kristol and William F. Buckley, Jr. -Conservatives -OPIC -Possible Ambassadorial post -Ceylon [Sri Lanka] -Rogers’s view -Flanigan’s, Kissinger’s and Haldeman’s possible influence -Appointment by John F. Kennedy -Economic matters -State Department -Memoranda to the President -Ethiopia -State Department’s Africa department -Writing -Chile -US policy -Kissinger’s view -1972 election -OPIC -Bradford Mills -Duration of Korry’s job -Connally -Possible study -Raw materials -Compared to other ambassadors -Mills -Possible role with Flanigan -Forthcoming meeting -Relationship with the President
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Conv. No. 654-1 (cont.)
Ambassadorial positions -West Germany -William P. Clements, Jr. -Charles D. (“Tex”) Thornton -Unknown charge d’affairs -Kissinger’s view -Richard M. Paget -Walter N. Thayer -Frederick R. Kappel -Age Willy Brandt -Political orientation -[David] Kenneth Rush’s view -Relations with businessmen -George C. McGhee Ambassadorial positions -Paget -Consulting firm -Purchase by First National City Bank -Roy L. Ash Council -Possible call from Connally -Relations with Connally -Ash Council -Connally’s view -Patrick E. Haggerty [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:18 pm and 5:47 pm.] [Conversation No. 654-1B] [See Conversation No. 19-55] [End of telephone conversation] Ambassadorial positions -Haggerty -Connally’s views
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Conv. No. 654-1 (cont.)
-Talk with Flanigan -Age -Compared with Paget -Scholarly inclination -Paget -Wilson Allen Wallis -As scholar -College presidents supporting the President -William J. McGill -Flanigan’s view -Columbia University -Chancellor, University of California at San Diego -Performance at Columbia -West Germany -Importance -Rush -Bonn -Rush’s view -State Department [The White House operator talked with the President at 5:47 pm.] [Conversation No. 654-1C] [See Conversation No. 19-56] [End of telephone conversation] Ambassadorial positions -Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis -Qualifications -Reader’s Digest -Profitability -Mail rates -Usefulness to the President -Committee for a New Prosperity -Relations with publishing industry -Lewis’s support for the President -New York -California residents -Henry Salvatori
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 654-1 (cont.)
-Desired post -Italy -Possible post -West Germany -Ostopolitik -Salvatori’s conservatism -Brandt -View of businessmen -Franklin D. Murphy -Qualifications -Publishing business -President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board [PFIAB] -Relations with Kissinger -Medical profession -Possible view of Brandt -Nobel Prize -Connally’s views -Wallis -Selection process -The President’s forthcoming talk with Connally -Paget -Haggerty -Paget -Business connections -Qualifications -Personality -Company -Cresap, McCormick and Paget -First National City Bank -McKenzie and Company -Booz, Allen & Hamilton Stein -Compared to Paul W. McCracken -Wife, Mildred Stein -Recent conversations with Haldeman -Press -Conversations with [Arnold] Eric Sevareid -Call to television station -Intelligence
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Conv. No. 654-1 (cont.)
Marina von N. Whitman -Children -School -Stein’s view -Age -University of Pittsburgh -Council of Economic Advisors CEA] staff -Price Commission -Husband, Robert F. Whitman -Position -Foundation for the Humanities -Children -Stein -Talk with Flanigan -Haldeman -Sidwell Friends School -Sidwell Friends School -Rogers -Haldeman’s son’s experience -Father, John von Neumann -Intelligence -Death -Mathematician -Comparison with Albert Einstein -The President’s view -Children -Intelligence -Sidwell Friends School -Haldeman’s son’s experience -Liberal intellectualism -Scholarships -Von Neumann -Rogers’s influence -Stein -Adele (Langston) Rogers -Rogers C. B. Morton -Adele Rogers -Forthcoming call from Flanigan -Instructions from the President -Marina Whitman -Foreign economics
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Conv. No. 654-1 (cont.)
-Possible foundation grant for research -The President’s interest -Haldeman’s experience -William Rogers’s call -Age -Von Neumann -Death -Age -Relationship with daughter -Cancer Research -Robert Whitman -Book on Christopher Marlowe -Grant -Foundation for the Humanities National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities -Nancy Hanks -National Endowment for the Arts -Ronald S. Berman -National Endowment for the Humanities -Conservatism -Academic qualifications Women in administration -CEA -Supreme Court -CEA -Breakthrough -Marina Whitman Marina Whitman -Appearance -Qualifications -William Rogers -Adele Rogers -Flanigan’s forthcoming call -Children -Adele or William Rogers’s call to Sidwell Friends School -The President’s role in suggesting Marina Whitman -Importance of appointment -Von Neumann
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Conv. No. 654-1 (cont.)
Paget -Possible ambassadorial post -West Germany The President’s schedule -Shipbuilder conference announcement -Timing Flanigan -New post Robert S. Ingersoll -Ambassador to Japan -The President’s comments -Ingersoll’s and Shultz’s reaction -Shultz -Background
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Skiing Flanigan left at 6:05 pm. Flanigan -Willingness to take new post -Compared to White House staff -New post -Benefits
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Conv. No. 654-1 (cont.)
-Contact with businessmen -Future role -Undersecretary positions -Cabinet The President’s schedule -Vietnam peace plan speech, January 25, 1972 -Length -The President’s preparation -Bipartisan leaders -Kissinger briefing -The President’s departure -The President’s TV appearance -News -Announcements -Michael J. Mansfield -Kissinger’s Vietnam negotiations in Paris -Publicity -Announcement and briefing -Foreign policy statement Haldeman left at 6:09 pm.
Conversation No. 654-2 Date: January 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:10 pm and 11:59 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret Service agents], Manolo Sanchez, and an unknown women met. The President’s schedule Sanchez and the unknown woman left at an unknown time before 11:59 pm. [An unknown agent talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 6:10 pm and 11:59 pm.] Unknown item given to an agent
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Conv. No. 654-1 (cont.)
[Conversation No. 654-2A] The President’s location -Residence [End of telephone conversation] The President’s schedule Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 11:59 pm.