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Date: 
Jan 26, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 657-1 Date: January 26, 1972 Time: 5:05 pm - 6:17 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress] Vietnam -Press response to the President’s peace plan proposal speech, January 25, 1972 -Benjamin C. Bradlee -Donald Oberdorfer, Jr. -North Vietnam’s reaction to publication of terms -US negotiating -Strategy -Seven points -Liberals -Kissinger’s press conference, January 26, 1972 -Public and private positions -North Vietnam’s reaction to publication of terms -William J. Porter -Hardline -Ceasefire -1970 -North Vietnamese goals -US surrender -Communist government in South Vietnam -Self-determination -Public relations -Kissinger’s forthcoming message to Porter -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Message -Message from the President -Support for the President’s Vietnam speech -Media response to the President’s peace proposal speech -North Vietnam’s reaction to publication of terms -US public relations plans -US surrender -US negotiating strategy -William Moyers -Washington Post
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 657-1 (cont.)
-New York Times -Editorial -Tone -Forthcoming briefing by Kissinger -Timing -Content Page Belcher and the White House photographer entered and Kissinger left at 5:12 pm. Photograph session Visit from Dutch Prime Minister [Berand W. Biesheuvel] [Photograph session] The White House photographer left at 5:12 pm. Tulsa Hospital -Clark MacGregor -Cost -Meaning [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:12 pm and 5:14 pm.] [Conversation No. 657-1A] [See Conversation No. 19-122] [End of telephone conversation] Tulsa Hospital -Belcher’s talk with MacGregor -Signing -History [The President talked with MacGregor between 5:14 pm and 5:15 pm.] [Conversation No. 657-1B] [See Conversation No. 19-123]
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 657-1 (cont.)
[End of telephone conversation] Mary C. Higgins -Call from the President -Support for the President -1962 California gubernatorial campaign -The President’s comments to the press -Belcher’s comment to Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Religion -Beliefs regarding the President’s future in politics -Death -Cancer -Call from the President -Performance as Belcher’s assistant -Rose Mary Woods’s view -Marital status Political friendship -Belcher’s support for the President Agriculture Department -Earl L. Butz -Clifford M. Hardin -Butz -Ezra Taft Benson -Belcher’s support -Butz -Clarence D. Palmby The President’s 1952 fund -Belcher’s telegrams -Dwight D. Eisenhower, Republican National Committee, Robert A. Taft, Sr. -Belcher’s speech -The President’s Checkers speech -Congressional dealings -Scandal
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 657-1 (cont.)
Agriculture -Butz -Farm spending -Congressional relations -George D. Aiken -Jack R. Miller -Barry M. Goldwater -Reserve bill -Defeat -Vote -Milton R. Young -Carl T. Curtis -Hubert H. Humphrey -George S. McGovern -Veto -Costs -Purchase, storage -House of Representatives -Committee -Floor -Republican votes -Belcher’s schedule -New York -Butz -Talk with Belcher, January 25, 1972 -Hyde H. Murray -Hardin -Butz -Call to Belcher -Farm bill -Costs -Belcher’s efforts -Farm losses -Welfare -Agricultural support -Congressional voting -Miller -Belcher’s voting record -Miller -Vietnam -Belcher
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 657-1 (cont.)
-Congressional support for administration -Senate -Henry L. Bellmon -House of Representatives -House leadership -Gerald R. Ford, Leslie C. Arends and Barber B. Conable, Jr. -Support for Belcher -Butz -Leadership meetings -The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech -Goldwater -Belcher’s attendance -Belcher’s past contacts with Presidents -Present administration -Compared to Eisenhower Administration -Golf Golf Belcher’s health -Blood pressure -Doctors’ advice -Golf -Golf -Partners -Arends -Ford -Lobbyists -Age -Golf -Doctor’s advice -Courses -Florida, Air Force Academy Congressional relations -Past contacts with White House -Voting record -Farm bills -Political effect on Belcher -Ford -Miller
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 657-1 (cont.)
-Young -Butz -Criticism -Hardin -Benson -William J. Scherle -Request for resignation -Orville L. Freeman -Democrats -Farmers -Belcher’s career -Belcher’s father -Position -Ross Rizley -Farm bill -Hardin -Benson -Joseph W. Martin, Jr. -Hardin -Support -Democrats -Carl B. Albert -Republicans -Belcher’s actions -Effect on the President, Hardin -Introduction -Bipartisanship -Amendments -White House desires -Sugar bill -Pesticide bill -Committee vote -Floor vote -Hardin -Reason for leaving
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 657-1 (cont.)
****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 [Privacy] [Duration: 3s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 ******************************************************************************
-Replacement -Ralston-Purina job
************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 [Privacy] [Duration: 4s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 **************************************************************************
-Age -Contact with Belcher -Corn prices -Butz -Ralston-Purina -Confirmation -Relations with Belcher -Meetings -Frequency -William R. Poage -Poage -Relations with Belcher -House agriculture committee
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 657-1 (cont.)
-House agriculture committee -Scherle -Wiley Mayne -H[arold] R. Gross -Miller -John H. Kyl -Scherle -Mayne -Harold E. Hughes -Miller -John Sherman Cooper -Miller -Belcher’s role -John C. Whitaker Stephen B. Bull [?]entered at an unknown time after 5:15 pm. The President’s schedule Bull [?] left at an unknown time before 5:48 pm. Belcher’s support of administration -Whitaker -Opinion on politics -Bryce N. Harlow -Belcher’s wife and Harlow’s father -Belcher’s efforts to contact the President -The President’s word -Whitaker -Butz -Farm bills Football -Belcher Murray, Butz and MacGregor entered at 5:48 pm. Whitaker’s schedule The President’s relationship with Belcher -Butz contact
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 657-1 (cont.)
-House agriculture committee -Belcher’s support for the Administration -Political effect -Hardin Farm Bill -Belcher’s opinion -Budget increase -Future relationships -Poage -Miller -Reelections -Curtis -Scherle -Forthcoming breakfast meeting -1972 -Miller -Announcement Tulsa Hospital -Governor [David Hall] -Signing -Public relations -The President’s meeting with Belcher -Signing of mortgage guarantee -St. John’s Hospital -Catholics Whitaker entered at 5:55 pm. Agriculture -Whitaker -Belcher -Contact with the President -1972 -Congressional leadership meeting -Belcher’s attendance -Political cheerleading -Benefits -Goldwater -Football metaphor
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 657-1 (cont.)
-Cattle import from Italy -Quarantine -Duration -Location -New Jersey -Belcher’s outlook -Politics -Corn prices -National Wheat Growers Association -Denver -American Farm Bureau Federation [AFBF] -Butz’s talk with unknown person -Administration program -Popularity -Oklahoma -Bellmon -Belcher’s talk with AFBF -Milk producers -Cattlemen -Corn prices -Prospects -Acre reduction in feed grains -Forthcoming farmers’ intentions report -Timing -Changes -Spending -Butz’s talk with the President, November 1971 -Bill -Political effect in Senate -Long range plans -Need for secrecy -Soviet package -Foreign policy -Farm vote -Maurice H. Stans -Farmers’ vote -Albert H. Quie -John Zwach -Quie -Meetings -Dairy farmers
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 657-1 (cont.)
-National Farmers Organization [NFO] -National Farmers Union [NFU] Congressional relations -Belcher -Harlow -The President’s contacts with Congressmen -The President’s morale -Votes -Belcher -Clement F. Haynsworth -G. Harrold Carswell -[Unknown person] -Belcher -Power behind the scenes -The President’s contact with Congressmen -Belcher -Prior support -Contacts in Congress -Belcher’s philosophy -Rural development legislation -Forthcoming message -Humphrey -White House strategy -Belcher’s support for administration -Contact with the Administration -Administration’s requests -Gratitude -Benson -Belcher -H. Carl Andersen of Minnesota Bull entered at an unknown time after 5:55 pm. Belcher’s staff -Gifts -Money clip -Presidential seal -Previous visit from Biesheuvel Bull left at an unknown time before 6:16 pm.
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 657-1 (cont.)
Vietnam negotiations -Hanoi’s reaction to US proposal Letters to Democrat presidential candidates -Ford -Albert -Budget plan -F. Edward Hebert -George H. Mahon -Gillespie V. Montgomery -Albert -John W. McCormack -Congressional majority -Hugh Scott and Ford Belcher, et al. left and Alexander P. Butterfield and Stephen B. Bull entered at 6:16 pm. Nomination for the President’s signature The President’s schedule -Forthcoming telephone call Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 6:16 pm. Delivery of item Coat Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:17 pm. Item for the President’s signature Dr. W. Kenneth Riland Belcher -Air Force One -Relationship with the President Telephone call -Kissinger
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 657-1 (cont.)
The President, et al. left at 6:17 pm.
Conversation No. 657-2 Date: January 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:17 pm and 11:59 pm Location: Oval Office Alexander P. Butterfield me with unknown people. [Unintelligible] The President’s location [Unintelligible] Butterfield and the unknown people left at an unknown time before 11:59 pm.