660

Date: 
Jan 29, 1972 - Jan 31, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 660-1 Date: January 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:24 am and 8:35 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President’s schedule -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Dewitt and Lila (Acheson) Wallace’s departure -Timing -Possible arrival at the White House -Driver -Farewell greeting Sanchez left at an unknown time before 8:35 am.
Conversation No. 660-2 Date: January 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:24 am and 8:35 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 19-158]
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 660-3 Date: January 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:24 am and 8:35 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Manolo Sanchez -Dewitt and Lila (Acheson) Wallace’s departure -Possible arrival at White House Bull left at 8:35 am.
Conversation No. 660-4 Date: January 29, 1972 Time: 8:35 am - 8:50 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Idanell (Brill) (“Nellie”) Connally. [See Conversation No. 19-159]
Conversation No. 660-5 Date: January 29, 1972 Time: 8:50 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 19-160]
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 660-6 Date: January 29, 1972 Time: 8:50 am - 9:00 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. John B. Connally -Health -Idanell (Brill) (“Nellie”) Connally’s Health -Health -Symptoms -Work habits -Vigor -Cyclical nature -Burnout -Compensation -Pressure to resign -Nellie Connally -Comment about home buying -John N. Mitchell -Connally’s comment to Nicholas P. Thimmesch -Washington, D.C. -Relations with Cabinet -Social arena -John Connally’s participation -Work habits -Staff -John D. Ehrlichman -Connally men -Charls E. Walker -Paul A. Volcker Unknown news item Connally -Press coverage -Thimmesch Henry A. Kissinger’s press coverage -Awareness
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-6 (cont.)
-Time cover story -Henry A. Grunwald -Hugh S. Sidey -Kissinger’s reaction -Newsweek cover -Background -Time -The President as Man of the Year International economic policy Personnel -Mitchell -Peter G. Peterson move -John B. Connally’s authority -Peter M. Flanigan and Ehrlichman Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 8:50 am. Dewitt and Lila (Acheson) Wallace, Thelma C. (“Pat’) Nixon -Waiting for meeting with the President Sanchez left at an unknown time before 9:00 am. Supreme Court death penalty decision -Patrick J. Buchanan -Effect -Convicts awaiting execution -Number Meeting with the Wallaces The President’s forthcoming call to Haldeman
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-6 (cont.)
White House staff -Instructions -Ehrlichman -George P. Shultz -Flanigan -Kissinger Haldeman left at 9:00 am.
Conversation No. 660-7 Date: January 29, 1972 Time: 9:00 am - 9:04 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon, Dewitt Wallace and Lila (Acheson) Wallace. The Wallace’s comfort -Appreciation of visit The President’s health Oval Office -Desk -The President’s use as Vice President -Music box George Washington -[Charles Willson Peale] -Rembrandt Peale Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s crewel work Unknown place, Pleasantville Transportation Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon, et al. left at 9:04 am.
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 660-8 Date: January 29, 1972 Time: 9:05 am - 12:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. White House staff -Relations with John B. Connally -John D. Ehrlichman -Peter M. Flanigan [Julie Nixon Eisenhower talked with the President between 9:05 am and 9:08 am.] [Conversation No. 660-8A] [See Conversation Nos. 19-161 and 19-162; two items have been withdrawn from the conversation] [End of telephone conversation] White House staff -Relations with Connally -Compared to George W. Romney, John A. Volpe -Awareness by subordinates -Flanigan -The President’s confidence -Access to Connally -George P. Shultz -Memorandum -Connally’s staff -Handling of work -Flanigan -Compared to Henry A. Kissinger -Need for control -Sampling mood of administration members -Alexander P. Butterfield’s role -Camp David -Families
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Instruction to Haldeman -Political interest -John N. Mitchell -Treasury Department -Kissinger -State Department -Kissinger -Public profile -Press reaction -Jack N. Anderson -Kissinger’s awareness of problem -Anderson Papers -Column in paper -Kissinger’s greatness -Negotiations -John A. Scali’s view -Kissinger as agent -Kissinger’s view -Quality of stories -Time cover story -Press reaction -Fascination with secrecy of Paris trips -Compared to coverage of the President’s trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Effect of Howard R. Hughes story Hughes -Forthcoming biography -Clifford Irving’s claim -Helga Hughes’s deposit -McGraw-Hill payment -Details of deposits -Deception -Swiss bank account -Irving’s pretense -Helga Hughes’s actions -False passport -Withdrawals -Extent of press coverage -Lawrence F. O’Brien and Hubert H. Humphrey -Possible White House action
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-O’Brien -Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:08 am. White House staff -The President’s schedule -Marina von N. Whitman -Farewell greeting -News summary staff Bull left at an unknown time before 10:05 am. -Quality of administration personnel -Unknown person -Location on political spectrum -Conservatives -Patrick J. Buchanan -William F. Buckley, Jr. -Lyndon K. (“Mort”) Allin -Daniel P. Moynihan’s staff -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Unknown writer of environment program -Harvard University Welfare -Abraham A. Ribicoff’s family assistance plan -Test program -Administration line -Ribicoff’s statement -Political attraction -Political attraction -Public reaction -Necessity to work -Moynihan -Food stamps -Family assistance -Elliot L. Richardson -Moynihan -Ribicoff -Budget allocation
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Revision -Starting costs -Test program -Necessity for overhaul Connally -Kissinger’s role -Contact on economic matters -Ehrlichman’s role -Need to observe -Desire to please the President -The President’s need for Connally’s judgment -Value Added Tax [VAT] -Narcotics program meeting -Justice Department -Unknown official -Access problems -Ehrlichman -Shultz -Need for trusted staff -William P. Pannill -Quality of Connally’s staff -Ehrlichman’s view -Problem of homogeneity -Texans The Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Staff -The President’s experience as Vice President -Budget -Robert L. King -Robert Black [?] -Unknown person -Quality of the President’s “team” -Quality -Recruitment -Handling Connally -Handling of staff -Chain of command
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Work habits -Health -Visits to Camp David -Benefits -Handling -Use in the President’s absence -Florida -PRC trip -Use of helicopter -Timing -Possible talk with Haldeman -Staff problems -Connally’s possible reaction -Connally’s work habits -Reliance on by Administration -Staff -Possible White House assistance -Motivation -Public service -Support for political candidates -Fundraisers -Ben Valentine’s view -1962 campaign -Challenge -United Way Page Belcher Personnel -Support for the President -Motivation -Public service -Personal reasons -Perquisites -Clifford M. Hardin’s view -Social events -Compared to those in Los Angeles -Counsellor general -Ambassadors -Samuel W. Yorty -Assistant secretaries
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
Protest at White House dinner for DeWitt and Lila (Acheson) Wallace, January 28, 1972 -Compared to Eartha Kitt’s action
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-Martha (Beall) Mitchell’s reaction -Benefits of candor -Protestor [Carol Feraci] -Background -Name change -Manolo Sanchez’s view -Removal -The President’s possible action -Ray Conniff’s action -Nature of comments -Daniel Ellsberg -Daniel J. and Philip F. Berrigan brothers -Conniff’s comment -Crowd reaction -John A. (“Jack”) Mulcahy -Reaction of other singers -Washington Post story -Conniff -Handling of protestor -The President’s possible action -Unknown person -Manners -Possible reaction by group -Singers’ reaction
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Effect -Possible claim by Feraci -Compared to Kitt’s -Claudia A. (Taylor) (“Lady Bird”) Johnson -Manners -Appropriateness of protest -The President’s congratulations -Reader’s Digest -Marine Band -Reception -Vietnam veterans in band -Possible press action -Possible press action -Compared to Lawrence Welk -Feraci -Dress -Protestors in other groups -Howard De Silva -Political orientation -1776 -Benjamin Franklin -The propriety of President’s reaction -Crowd reaction -Feraci -Conniff’s action -Motivation -Conniff’s reaction -Singers’ reaction -The President’s reaction -Timing -Conniff’s comment -The President’s speeches -Feraci -Press reaction Connally -Gregariousness -Compared to The President -Frequency -Lyndon B. Johnson -Cabinet
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Work habits -Staff -Grasp of problems -Handling -Appointments -US Treasurer -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Attitude toward White House staff -Press -Flanigan -Ehrlichman -VAT Whitman appointment -Quality -Leak -University [of Pittsburgh] -Details -Grant to husband [Robert Whitman] Previous night’s protest
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-Press coverage -Reaction -Removal of protestor -The President’s reaction -Mulcahy’s reaction -Overall success of evening
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Toasts -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -William P. Rogers -Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope -The President -Dining Room -Presentation of Medal of Freedom -Reaction of Wallaces -Public perception -Recounting of events -Amplification -New York -Publicity for Conniff -Feraci’s action -Sign -Transport -Message -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon observation -The President’s view -Prior planning -Compared to Kitt’s action Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:08 am. Whitman’s meeting -Herbert Stein -Shultz -Barbara H. Franklin -Arrangements -Photograph session -The President’s possible comments -Swearing-in -Attendance of women -Press coverage -Ronald L. Ziegler -The President’s possible comments The President left at an unknown time before 10:05 am. Previous night’s protest -Press coverage
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Herbert G. Klein -Mulcahy -Comments The President entered at an unknown time after 9:08 am. Whitman announcement -Press -Remarks -Confirmation -Status -Stein -Frederic V. Malek -Franklin -Swearing-in -Timing -Need for confirmation -Compared to Chairman of CEA -Franklin -Photograph session -Press coverage -Orchestration of announcement Bull left at an unknown time before 10:05 am. Previous night’s protest -Sarah McLendon’s reaction -Crowd reaction Whitman, Franklin, Shultz and Stein entered at 10:05 am; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings The President’s plans for statement Seating Appointment of Whitman -The President’s plans for statement -Necessity for confirmation
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Whitman’s background -Father, John von Neumann -Book, Theory of Games and Economic Behavior (1944) -Princeton University -Background -Theory of Games and Economic Behavior -Oskar Morganstern -Thesis -Politics -People’s Republic of China [PRC] [?] -Confirmation -Whitman statement -Importance -Whitman’s gender -Whitman’s qualifications -Stein’s view -Nondiscrimination -Concern with ability irrespective of race, religion, gender -Whitman’s qualifications -Experience -Intelligence -Stein -Ezra Solomon -Other members of CEA -Male to female ratio -Whitman’s family -Economic challenge -Practice of economics vs. teaching -Whitman’s previous role in CEA -The President’s statement of August 15, 1971 -Stein -Solomon -Whitman’s forthcoming responsibilities -International economics -Wage and price controls -Price Commission -Whitman’s husband, Robert Whitman -The President’s education -Blame and credit for economic fluctuations -Women’s liberation groups -Basis of selection
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Qualifications -Compared to gender -Availability of women -Supreme Court appointment -The President’s talk with Shultz -Stein -Lawyers -Compared to economists -American Bar Association [ABA] -Public relations -Meeting other officials -John B. Connally -Health -Paul A. Volcker -Price Commission -Possible call to Connally -Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD] -Possible call to Connally -Stein’s schedule -Paris -Whitman’s schedule -Pittsburgh -Whitman’s children -Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s and Tricia Nixon Cox’s views of appointment -Supreme Court -ABA Farewells Whitman, et al., except Haldeman, left at 10:25 am. Whitman appointment -Whitman’s assets -Appearance -Intelligence -Presence before cameras -Public relations -Assets of appointment -Impact of gender -Identification with common problems -Compared to legal field
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Franklin -Swearing-in -Attendance of women -Romana A. Banuelos -Helen D. Bentley -Gender issue Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:25 am. Phone call to Joanne Goldwater Ross -Unavailability Request that Charles W. Colson join them Bull left at an unknown time before 10:30 am. Whitman appointment -Public relations -John Von Neumann -Story about little boy Aging -Lila Wallace -Hope -Appearance -Delores (Reade) Hope -Aging of Presidents -Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson -Photographs of Franklin D. Roosevelt -Inaugurations -The President
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19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
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-Worrying in office -Lyndon Johnson -Press relations -Press Secretary -Bugging of briefings -Calls during briefing -Connally Colson entered at 10:30 am. -Delores Hope’s observations of others -Bob Hope -World travels -Charitable work -Health -The President’s aging -Compared to Kennedy, Johnson -Kennedy’s health -Cortisone -Lyndon Johnson’s aging -Rapidity -Life style -Senate life style -The President’s life style George Meany -Call from Shultz -Follow-up to the President’s call -Call from budget office public relations person -Columbia inquiry -Mike Wallace, 60 Minutes special -Camera coverage -Kissinger briefing -Relations with White House -Foreign policy views -White House interns -Request of Wallace to Film
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Reason -Desire for rapport -Reasons -Partisanship -Background -Irish -Courtesy -Courtesy -Irish contrasted with British -Treatment of allies Whitman appointment -Benefits -Whitman’s qualities -Appearance -Intelligence -Family -As spokesperson -Solomon -Today show -As saleswoman -Today show spot -Timing -Confirmation -Women’s magazines -Economic publications -Business Week -Uniqueness of female economist -Stein’s comment -Ability of women -Mathematics -Business world -Sylvia F. Porter -CEA -Spokesman role -Stein -Solomon -The President’s schedule -Connally’s view -Stein’s role -Recollections of John von Neumann
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
John von Neumann’s book -Presentation -Health -Theory of Games and Economic Behavior -Haldeman’s reading -International relations -Kissinger Poll Previous night’s protestor -Media coverage of White House parties -Mrs. Nixon’s view -Radio play -Content -Effect -Public perception -Administration reaction -Feraci -Citizenship -Action -Mulcahy’s remark -Rose Mary Woods -Radio coverage -Broadcast of crowd reaction -The President’s response to protest -Praise of Marine Corps band -Timing -Conniff’s apology -Reference to the President’s speeches -Timing -The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech, January 25, 1972 -Public reception of peace efforts -Woods -Schedule -Reaction -Martha Mitchell’s reaction An unknown woman entered at an unknown time after 10:30 am.
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
Woods’s location -Attendance at meeting The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 10:43 am. Previous night’s protest -The President’s reaction -Feraci -Praise of Marine Corps band -Gratitude to other singers [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:30 am and 10:43 am.] [Conversation No. 660-8B] [See Conversation No. 19-163] [End of telephone conversation] Public relations -Martha Mitchell -Statement about Feraci -Press coverage -Clark MacGregor -Congressional wives’ inquiries -Luncheons given by Barbara MacGregor -Attendance [The President talked with Mitchell between 10:43 am and 10:47 am.] [Conversation No. 660-8C] [See Conversation No. 19-164] [End of telephone conversation] Previous night’s dinner -Martha Mitchell’s reaction to protest -Publicity -Televising of award presentation
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Feraci -Publicity possibilities -Today show -Wallace -Reaction -Removal -Audience -Conniff -Klein’s actions -Mood of country -Reaction -The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech
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An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 10:47 am. The unknown man left at an unknown time before 11:44 am. An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 10:47 am. The unknown person left at an unknown time before 11:44 am.
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Agriculture -Possible press conference -Unknown primary -Earl L. Butz -Compared to Ezra Taft Benson -Colson’s suggestion
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Letters to Democratic presidential candidate in Senate -Partisanship -Concern with image -Compared to others in Cabinet -Response of audiences -Donald E. Johnson -American Farm Bureau Federation Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:47 am. The President’s schedule -Helicopter to Camp David -Kissinger meeting -Forthcoming call -Mrs. Nixon Bull left at an unknown time before 11:44 am.
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Hatred for the President -Democrats -Compared to Lyndon Johnson -Administration response -Pornographic movies and books -Timing of release -1961 -Washington, DC, New York -Public perception -Republican attacks
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Roosevelt -Lyndon B. Johnson -Undignified actions -Effect on office -Public perception of the Administration -Protest at dinner -John Mitchell -James O. Eastland’s view -Eastland’s relations with Edward M. Kennedy -Alfalfa dinner -Disagreement -Honesty
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White House dinner -Lila Wallace -Health -Conversation with the President at the White House dinner -Lila Tyng -Henry Luce -Clare Booth Luce -Sommerset Maugham -Divorce -Wife’s comment Robert J. Dole Edward M. Kennedy -View of love
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Compared to George A. Smathers Smathers -Wife, Carolyn Hyder Smathers -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo -Colson’s congratulations -Rosemary Smathers
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27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
[Haldeman talked with Idanell (Brill) (“Nellie”) Connally at an unknown time after 10:47 am.] [Continuation of Conversation No. 660-8D] [End of telephone conversation] [Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:47 am and 11:44 am.] [Conversation No. 660-8E] [See Conversation No. 19-166] [End of telephone conversation] Camp David trip -Scheduling -John Connally -Health -Residence -Helicopter -Naval Observatory
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[Nellie Connally talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 10:47 am and 11:44 am.] [Conversation No. 660-8F]
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
[See Conversation No. 19-167; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation] [End of telephone conversation] ************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 14A [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 5s ]
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Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:47 am. The President’s schedule -Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 11:44 am. Poll -Vietnam issue -Support for the President -Publishers Kissinger entered and Colson left at 11:44 am. Briefing book -People’s Republic of China [PRC] Vietnam -Questions from press -Preparation -Briefing book -Patrick J. Buchanan -North Vietnam -Response to the President’s peace proposals -Timing
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Military action -Action -Press conference -Timing -February 10, 1972 -Television -Thrust of criticism -Kissinger’s talks with press -Edward Kennedy’s call to Thomas W. Braden -Rowland Evans’s and Braden’s call to Katharine L. Graham -Graham’s call to Kissinger -Talk to editorialists -Op-ed article -Marshall Green The President’s foreign policy -Vietnam -State of the world speech, February 8, 1972 -The President’s forthcoming trip to the PRC -Recent foreign policy coups -Charles H. Percy -Charles W. Whalen, Jr. -Percy’s support for the President -Mary McGrory -Peter G. Peterson -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Press conference -Timing -Briefing work -Topics -Domestic policy -Foreign policy -PRC trip -Domestic issues -Ziegler -Domination of foreign issues
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
Previous night’s protest -Kissinger’s view -Removal of protestor -Applause -Conniff -The President’s reaction -Appreciation -Reader’s Digest -Applause -Marine Band Dinner attended by Kissinger, January 28, 1972 -Dobrynin’s remarks -The President’s trip to PRC -The President’s forthcoming trip to Soviet Union McGrory -Kissinger Dobrynin Israeli -View of the President -Moshe Dayan -Golda Meir -Phantoms deal -Delay -Middle East problems Dinner attended by Kissinger -Memorandum from Kissinger to William P. Rogers -Routing of memorandum -PRC trip -Rogers -Message from Leonid I. Brezhnev -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Timing
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Trade negotiations -Vietnam -Middle East -Kissinger’s relations with Rogers Rogers -Attendance at previous night’s dinner -PRC memorandum of conversations -Sanitization -Press briefings -Rogers’s access -Press relations Previous night’s protest -Kitt -Lady Bird Johnson -The President’s reaction -Possible alternatives -Content of protest -Berrigan brothers -Ellsberg The President’s schedule -Republican Governors Conference -Ronald W. Reagan, Tom McCall, Daniel J. Evans meeting -Dock strike -Reagan, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Richard B. Ogilvie meeting -Revenue-sharing -Timing -Press conference -Camp David -Memoranda -The President’s health -PRC trip -John Connally -Effect of illness -Republican House and Senate members breakfast meetings -Timing Lincoln Day recess -Invitations -By seniority
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-By assignment -Budget -William J. Scherle -Donald W. Riegle, Jr. -John N. Ashbrook meeting -Paul N. (“Pete”) McCloskey, Jr. meeting -Necessity -Timing -PRC trip
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Vietnam -As issue -The President’s endurance of criticism -Kissinger’s Meeting with Prisoners of war [POW] families, January 28, 1972 -Applause -Compared to previous meetings -Women -Questions and comments -Tone -Ceasefire and withdrawal -Deadline -Unknown man’s son -Colson’s possible actions -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s previous meeting -Maj. Gen. James D. (“Don”) Hughes -[Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft] Previous night’s dinner
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Hughes Flu epidemic -The President’s talk with Nellie Connally -Dewitt Wallace -Elmer H. Bobst PRC trip Vietnam negotiations -North Vietnamese reaction to US proposals -Dinner party gossip -Le Duc Tho’s return -Press coverage -Implications -Resumption of secret meetings -Xuan Thuy -Expectations of type of news coverage -Haldeman’s view -Mechanics -Compared to substance -Criticism of United States -George S. McGovern -Edward Kennedy -Muskie’s attack -Ceasefire -Cease-fire -Kissinger’s briefings -Clark M. Clifford’s criticism -Past criticism -Troop withdrawal in 1969, 1970 -Inconsistencies -Critics in general PRC trip -Preparation -Book of Kissinger memos -Background for the President -Best medium -Books -Tone
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)
-Chinese culture -Mrs. Nixon Haldeman and Kissinger left at 12:10 pm.
Conversation No. 660-9 Date: January 29, 1972 Time: 12:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Instructions -Henry A. Kissinger -Letters Butterfield left at 12:10 pm.
Conversation No. 660-10 Date: January 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:10 pm and 12:12 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person. The President’s schedule The unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:12 pm.
Conversation No. 660-11 Date: January 29, 1972
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Time: Unknown between 12:10 and 12:12 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 19-168]
Conversation No. 660-12 Date: January 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:10 pm and 12:12 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person. The President’s schedule The unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:12 pm.
Conversation No. 660-13 Date: January 29, 1972 Time: 12:12 pm - 12:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Possible press conference -Patrick J. Buchanan -Vietnam -Domestic issues -Budget deficit -George W. Romney -Housing -Busing
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-13 (cont.)
-Resignation of John B. Connally -Jack N. Anderson papers Henry A. Kissinger entered at an unknown time after 12:12 pm. The President’s forthcoming trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip -Preparation -Reading -Book on Chinese manners -James [?] Monroe -Background Dinner attended by Kissinger, January 28, 1972 -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Milton Viorst -Peter G. Peterson Criticism of the President -Katharine L. Graham’s call to Kissinger -Editorials in Washington Post -Possible request for call to editorial writer -Response by Kissinger The President, et al. left at 12:15 pm.
Conversation No. 660-14 Date: January 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:15 pm and 11:59 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service agents] met. [Unintelligible] The unknown people left at an unknown time before 11:59 pm.
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Conv. No. 660-14 (cont.)
Conversation No. 660-15 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:04 am and 9:23 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person. Item for Rose Mary Woods The unknown person left at an unknown time before 9:23 am.
Conversation No. 660-16 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: 9:23 am - 10:34 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.
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John B. Connally -Health -Schedule -Testifying -News stories
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-16 (cont.)
-Trip to Florida -Idanell (Brill) (“Nellie”) Connally -Need for time off -Camp David -Trip to Florida -Possible call from Haldeman to Nellie Connally -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo’s call to Connally -Invitation to visit -Accommodations in Florida -Transportation -Airplane -Connally’s health -Influenza -Texas -Call to Nellie Connally -Camp David -Benefits -Advisability -Call to Nellie Connally Incident at DeWitt and Lila (Acheson) Wallace dinner, January 28, 1972 -The President’s reading -Background of protestor, Carol Feraci -Media coverage -Duration -Unknown person’s view -Television -Time magazine -Public perception -Reader’s Digest -The President’s call to Ray Conniff -Reaction to protest -Emily Conniff’s reaction -Campaign support offer -Conniff -Public perception -Removal of Feraci -Reaction of audience -John N. and Martha (Beall) Mitchell
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-16 (cont.)
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The President’s schedule -Meeting with John N. Mitchell -Timing -Frequency of meetings -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Prayer breakfast -Politics -Grady Wilson -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -John B. Connally’s schedule John Connally’s schedule -Possible meeting with John Mitchell about politics -Responsibilities -Efforts to reduce -Instructions to Haldeman -Treasury Department -White House staff -Peter M. Flanigan -John D. Ehrlichman -Henry A. Kissinger -Haldeman’s responsibility -Offer of assistance in economics files Margaret Chase Smith -Possible retirement -Possible telephone call Prayer breakfast
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-16 (cont.)
-Graham -Schedule -Promotion -Mamie G.D. Eisenhower -Scripture reading -Health -Promotion efforts -The President’s schedule Testimonial dinner for Robert J. Brown -Attendance -Ticket sales -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Blacks -Political effect -Publicity -News coverage -Black press -Benefits to administration -Blacks in Administration -Brig. Gen. Daniel (“Chappie”) James, Jr. -Point made -Brown -Samuel C. Jackson -James -Reaction to President’s attendance -Sammy Davis, Jr. -Possible representative of President at Mahalia Jackson funeral -Medal for the President -Inscription -Jewelry -Attendance -Brown’s family -Sally Brown -Warmth -Symbolism
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41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-16 (cont.)
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The President’s schedule -The President’s preference on events -Jewish or Black groups -Demonstrators -Feraci -Call to J. Edgar Hoover -Prior plans -Timing of actions The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech, January 25, 1972 -Press coverage -Boston Herald editorial -Content -The President’s effort -Partisan critics -1972 election -Unknown writer from Harvard University Memorandum about L. Richard Guylay letter -Analysis of administration position -Judgment -William L. Safire -Leonard Garment -Public relations -Experience -Language of White House statements -Charles W. Colson’s role -New York Times -Quotes -Responses to Edward M. Kennedy -Quality -Colson’s role
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-16 (cont.)
-Franklyn C. (“Lyn”) Nofziger -Patrick J. Buchanan -Hugh Scott’s talent
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Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 10:06 am. The President’s signature -Butterfield’s authority -Rubber stamp -Davis as President’s representative at Jackson funeral Butterfield left at 10:07 am. Time story -Henry A. Kissinger’s secret negotiations -The President’s code name, “Quarterback” -Meetings with the President -Implication of story -Kissinger’s role -William P. Rogers -Kissinger as secret agent -Kissinger’s social life -Secret Service guard -Press corps -Cover stories -Ronald L. Ziegler -Plane trouble -British field
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-16 (cont.)
-Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters -Transportation -French Vietnam negotiations Compared to October 1970 -Nguyen Van Thieu -Prospects for success -The President’s opposition in US and world -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -North Vietnam -US military -Military prospects -South Vietnam -US public opinion -Melvin R. Laird -Laird -B-52’s -South Vietnam -Military -Air Force, Navy -Compared to North Vietnam -Peace proposal -Reactions -Colson’s view Testimonial dinner for Brown -Edward W. Brooke’s attendance -Value of the President’s attendance Butterfield entered at 10:20 am. The President’s schedule Butterfield left at 10:21 am. -Nelson A. Rockefeller -New York ethnic groups -Puerto Ricans -Jews -Latins
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-16 (cont.)
-Italians -Parades -Pulaski Day -Attendance at ethnic events -Messages -Writing staff Public relations -Writing staff Ziegler entered at 10:22 am. North Vietnamese press conference in Paris -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Release of nine point plan -Release of public and private eight point plans -Ziegler’s handling of questions -Expertise -Kissinger’s handling of questions -Call to Robert J. McCloskey -State Department -Answering specific questions -State Department -North Vietnamese -Kissinger’s schedule -Haig -Kissinger’s schedule -Foreign policy message Ziegler left at 10:26 am. The President’s schedule -Benno C. Schmidt -President’s Cancer Panel -Photograph session North Vietnam press conference -Kissinger’s handling of questions -Reason -Credibility -White House staff concern
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-16 (cont.)
-George S. McGovern’s efforts Ziegler entered at 10:28 am. -Content -Press briefing -Delay -Indication of statement -Wire movement -Haig’s information -Counter strategy -Timing -Prime time -Time difference between Paris and Washington, DC Texas press during Ziegler’s trip -Houston -Vietnam -Eight point plan -Busing questions -Economy -PRC questions -Budget questions -Question and answer [Q&A] session -Duration -Administration line -Questions -PRC and Soviet Union summits -Feraci’s protest -Reaction -The President’s action -Martha Mitchell and Rose Mary Woods -Reaction -Feraci’s background Ziegler left at 10:32 am. The President’s schedule Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:32 am.
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-16 (cont.)
-Forthcoming meeting with Schmidt -Kenneth R. Cole, Jr. -Photograph session -Length Haldeman and Bull left at 10:34 am.
Conversation No. 660-17 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: 10:34 am - 10:59 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Benno C. Schmidt, R. Lee Clark, Robert A. Good, Elliot L. Richardson, James H. Cavanaugh and Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.; The White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings and introductions -Photograph session -Arrangements President’s Cancer Panel -Members’ geographical origin -Clark of Texas -Good of Minnesota -Qualifications -Clark -Mayo Clinic -Good -View of scientific and medical communities -Competition between scientists and clinicians -Respect for Clark and Good -Need for cooperation -Size -Make-up -Roster for the President -Increase -Benefits
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-17 (cont.)
-Use of task forces -The President’s support -Richardson -National Institutes of Health [NIIH] -The President’s support -The President’s State of the Union address, January 20, 1972 -Budget -Congress -Public expectations -The President’s efforts in health -Private foundation for education -Joseph C. Wilson -Xerox Company -R. Heath Larry -US steel -Hearings -Report -Involvement of people -Cabinet discussion -Wilson -Organization -Bureaucratic problems -Non-use of talent -Direction of research -Possible clearinghouse -Government, universities, scientific and medical communities -International efforts -Space shuttle program -International use -Scientific research -Japan, West Germany -International contributions to cancer research -Great Britain -Cooperation -John B. Connally’s efforts -International congress in Houston in 1970 -March 1972 meeting in Australia -Possible presidential message -The President’s forthcoming trips to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] and the Soviet Union -Unknown Nobelaureate
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-17 (cont.)
-Soviet-US interchange -Richardson’s memorandum -Richardson’s background -Announcement at agreement -Sino-US interchange -Diplomatic relations -East Asia -Possibilities -Table tennis team -Visit to US in April 1972 -Memorandum -Visit to facilities -Acupuncture -Paul Dudley White -Harry [Surname unintelligible] -Interest -Memorandum from panel -Cole -Henry A. Kissinger -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Legislative contributions -Public statements -Sharing benefits of research -Participation in campaign -British -Germans -French -Soviet Union -PRC -Mention of other contributions -Latin America -Africa -South Asia -India -Japan -Virology, immunology -Medical training -Government commitment -Financial -Moral -Richardson
49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-17 (cont.)
-The President’s support for research -Effect -Justification -Accomplishments -Education -Public perception of cancer -Death -Leukemia -End of year report -Organization -Application to other diseases -Criticisms -Possible model Presentation of gifts -Cufflinks -Presidential seal Schmidt, et al. left at 10:59 am.
Conversation No. 660-18 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:59 am and 11:03 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. [Unintelligible] Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:03 am.
Conversation No. 660-19 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:59 am and 11:03 am Location: Oval Office
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The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting Bull left at an unknown time before 11:03 am.
Conversation No. 660-20 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:59 am and 11:03 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. Request for a call to Stewart B. McKinney
Conversation No. 660-21 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: 11:03 am - 11:54 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Malta Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:03 am. Cancellation of request for a call to Stewart B. McKinney Bull left at an unknown time before 11:05 am. Malta -Robert F. Ellsworth -Possible visit -Possible meeting with President prior to People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip -Possible deal with United Kingdom
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-21 (cont.)
-Dominic Mintoff -Issues -Edward R.G. Heath
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-Moral issue -Money -British Conduct John B. Connally’s schedule -Pittsburgh -Forthcoming meeting -Timing -Connally’s presence -Kissinger’s schedule Joseph M. A. H. Luns entered at 11:05 am; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings -Photograph session Past meetings with Luns Luns’s response to Jay Rockefeller’s statement -US interest in foreign policy
52 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 660-21 (cont.)
-Compared to morality Anti-American protests
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