661

Date: 
Jan 31, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 661-1 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: 1:28 pm - 3:12 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress] Welfare reform legislation -Meeting with Departments of Labor and Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] -John G. Veneman -Elliot L. Richardson -Administration line -Budget deficit -Abraham A. Ribicoff’s amendments -Call from the President to Ribicoff -Desire for reform -Public statements by the President -State of the Union address -Ribicoff’s tactics -Pilot projects trade off -Ribicoff’s possible meeting with the President -Timing -Hearings -The President’s forthcoming trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Scheduling -Russell B. Long, Wallace F. Bennett -Richardson, Ehrlichman -Richardson view -Pilot projects -Public posture -Possible Ribicoff meeting -Long, Bennett inclusion -Timing -PRC trip -Family assistance -Strength as political issue -Polls -State of the Union [?] address -Ronald L. Ziegler -Liberals
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-1 (cont.)
-Ribicoff -Edmund S. Muskie, Hubert H. Humphrey calls to Ribicoff -Advocacy of the President’s bill -Pressure F. Donald Nixon -Jack N. Anderson -Ehrlichman’s schedule -Lines of White House communication -Instructions to operators -Herbert W. Kalmbach role -Possible telephone -White House schedule -Interview with Anderson -J. Willard Marriott, Sr. role -Talk with Ehrlichman -Analogy to James B. (“Scotty”) Reston -Invitation to Gen. Charles A.J.M. De Gaulle -Problems -Howard R. Hughes’s association -John H. Meier’s role -Clifford Irving’s biography -News coverage -Access to information -Robert A. Maheu’s role -John J. (“Jack”) Caulfield -Noah Dietrich -Frank Waters’s role An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 1:28 pm. Unknown item or service The unknown person left at an unknown time before 1:38 pm. Hughes -Legal action -Maheu’s action -Service of subpoena for a deposition -[Nevada] Supreme Court ruling
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-1 (cont.)
Ziegler entered at 1:38 pm. Press relations -Choosing reporters for PRC trip -Ziegler’s telephone call to James J. Kilpatrick -Holmes Alexander -William F. Buckley, Jr. request -Herbert G. Klein -US Information Agency [USIA] -View of Chinese -Comparison with Kilpatrick -Television presence -Position on Taiwan, Republic of China -Influence -Alexander -William S. White -Columnists on trip -Washington Post, Washington Star representation -Smith Hempstone -Joseph C. Kraft -White -Compared to Hempstone -Kilpatrick -Nicholas P. Thimmesch -Alexander -Compared to White -Influence -Number of papers -Taiwan -Forum -White’s qualifications Ziegler left at 1:43 pm. Donald Nixon -Meier’s role -Air West deal -Anderson -[Forename unknown] Hillings -Marriott’s role -Agreement with Anderson
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-1 (cont.)
-Meier’s connection -Trip to Dominican Republic -Hughes loan -Public interest -Media coverage -Administration handling -Innocence -Proof -Marriott’s influence with Anderson -Ehrlichman request -Anderson -Marriott -Anderson use of material -Problem -Meier -Air West -Kalmbach’s role Official secrets meeting -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Television appearance -Media relations Anderson column -Donald Nixon request -Marriott -Call from Ehrlichman -Threat of suit -Hughes loan -Ehrlichman’s advice Donald Nixon -Hughes publicity -Public perception -Dietrich’s book -Loan story -News coverage -Newsweek -Timing -Irving’s book’s account -Mike Wallace interview of Irving
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-1 (cont.)
-Hughes loan coverage -Clark M. Clifford role -Clifford’s reaction -Irving’s contact with Hughes -Jimmy Golden’s role -Jimmy Crosby -Donald Nixon’s role -Hughes’s loan -The President’s view of politics and family -Book account by Dietrich -Waters’s view -Vic [?] Johnson’s role -Waters’s telephone call to the President -The President’s reaction -Service station as security -Media coverage of Hughes story -Security for loan -Dietrich -Service station -Present value -Waters’s view -Compared to time of loan -Appraisal -Market value -Covenant provisions -Loan proceeds -Effect on mortgage and property value -Use of loan proceeds -Restaurants -Handling -Kalmbach role -White House telephones -Possible taps -Logs -Telephone call -Timing -Benefits -Marriott -Anderson and Drew Pearson -Marriott view -Business relationship with Marriott Corporation
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-1 (cont.)
-Airline food service -Political aspect John B. Connally’s schedule -Pittsburgh -National Security Council [NSC] meeting The President’s property -Kalmbach -Frank De Marco, Jr.
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-Access to the President’s papers -Intellectuals -Ehrlichman’s forthcoming trip to Lyndon B. Johnson Library -Release of Johnson papers -Claim -Talk with archivists -The President’s use of papers -Assistance -Pressure on Johnson -Oral histories -Douglas Cator -Swimming -Abuse of staff -Cator -Reason for release -Walter W. Rostow’s advice -Johnson book, The Vantage Point (1971)
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-1 (cont.)
-Criticism -Sales -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr.’s view -Lesson from Johnson -Distrust of intellectuals -Rostow -Henry A. Kissinger -Decisions on release -Johnson role -Oral history -Mellowing of public view of Johnson -Harry S. Truman -Herbert Hoover Johnson -Treatment by Democrats -Visits from candidates -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -Edmund S. Muskie -Hubert H. Humphrey -Ehrlichman visit -Timing -Conversation with Johnson -Volubility -Ehrlichman visit -Schedule -Watching the President’s PRC trip on television -Mexico -Brother, Samuel Houston Johnson -Handling Donald Nixon -Handling -Greece -Dinner with leadership -Thomas A. Pappas Preview of Tivoli Gardens project -Ehrlichman visit -Rogers C.B. Morton
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-1 (cont.)
Ehrlichman’s schedule -Vernon E. Jordan of Urban League, Maurice H. Stans Ehrlichman left and Ziegler at 2:15 pm. Press relations -Choosing reporters for PRC trip -Kilpatrick attendance -White attendance -Health -Support for the President -Alexander -Buckley -Kissinger’s view -Chinese impression -Buckley support for Chiang Kai-Shek -Possible criticism of Administration -Letter -Alexander -Availability -Patrick J. Buchanan -White -Kilpatrick -Buckley -Buckley influence -Number of papers -Joseph W. Alsop -Availability -Alexander -Influence -Buchanan’s view -Other columnists -Victor Lasky -Maury [Surname unknown] -Thimmisch -Alexander -Dallas News -Justification for choices -Attempt at balance -Richard (“Dick”) Wilson -Joseph C. Kraft
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-1 (cont.)
-Stewart J.O. Alsop -Kraft and Wilson requests -Balance -Dallas News -Courtney R. Sheldon -Roscoe Drummond -Background -Christian Science -Money considerations -White -White -Health -Vermont C. Royster -Drummond -Geoffrey Drummond -Wilson -Position on roster -Other openings -Voice of America [VOA] -Dallas News -Alexander -Clark R. Mollenhoff -White -Health Ziegler left at 2:22 pm.
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The President’s possible speech to black group
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-1 (cont.)
-[The President’s appearance at Robert J. Brown testimonial dinner, January 30, 1972] -Buchanan view -Benefits -Possible theme -Haldeman’s possible talk with Buchanan -Prospects of support -South -Harry S. Dent -Compared to North -New York, Detroit, Los Angeles, Ohio -Richmond -Atlanta -White compared to black event -Timing -News coverage The President’s schedule -NSC meeting -Kissinger’s view -Kissinger’s schedule The President left at an unknown time after 2:22 pm. The President entered at an unknown time before 2:34 pm. The President’s schedule -Revenue sharing meeting -Benefits -Ronald W. Reagan and Daniel J. Evans meeting -Dock strike -NSC -Boy Scouts meeting -Past scout meeting -Agnew’s role -NSC meeting -Timing -Connally testimony -Conflict in scheduling [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 2:22 pm and
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-1 (cont.)
2:34 pm and requested a telephone call to Ribicoff.] [Conversation No. 661-1A] [See Conversation No. 20-2] [End of telephone conversation] The President’s schedule -Press conference -Reading for the PRC trip -Reception for White House Conference on Drug Abuse, February 3, 1972 An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 2:22 pm. The unknown man left at an unknown time before 2:34 pm. -Florida trip -Timing -Rationale -Return to Washington, DC [The President talked with Ribicoff between 2:34 pm and 2:42 pm.] [Conversation No. 661-1B] [See Conversation No. 20-3] [End of telephone conversation] Ribicoff‘s possible meeting with Ehrlichman -Welfare reform bill -Prospects -Working poor provision -Ribicoff’s view White House Conference on Drug Abuse -Athletes -Opening by the President -Briefing -Reception
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-1 (cont.)
-Ehrlichman role -Federal program -William P. Rogers role -Diplomatic strategy, supply -Myles J. Ambrose role -Domestic law enforcement -Dr. Jerome Jaffe role -Treatment -Opening -Publicity -Television -Reception -Experience of gratitude Scheduling -Ribicoff -Florida trip -Weather -Timing -Congressional recess -PRC preparation -Camp David -Benefits of relaxation -Kissinger view -Reading -PRC preparation -Prayer breakfast PRC trip -Gifts -Recommendations -Kissinger view -Porcelain swans [“Birds of Peace”] -Background -Helen F. Boehm -For Chou En-lai -For Mao Tse-tung -Mounted clock -Swans -Public gift -For Chou
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-1 (cont.)
-Mounted clock -People to people gift -Trio of live musk oxen -Delivery -Photographs of national parks -Recipients -Parker pens presentation -Apollo spacecraft metal -Mayors of Shanghai and Hangchow -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon’s gifts -Bean birds -Gorham silver flower arrangements -Viewmasters -Titanium parker pens -Presidential seal -Recipients -Redwood saplings -Hangchow Park -National Park Service -Musk oxen -VOA representation -Frank J. Shakespeare -James A. Michener -Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis -Ziegler -Benefits -Bureaucracy -USIA coverage -Size -Restriction -Columnists -Wilson -Kraft -Kissinger -Value -Ziegler view -Kissinger -Possible columns -Value -General schedule -Reading
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-1 (cont.)
-Details -Need for flexibility Welfare reform -Ehrlichman -The President’s talk with Ribicoff -HEW ************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 12 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 2s ]
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-Ziegler’s schedule -Houston -Busing -Budget Hughes books -Dietrich -Irving book -Publication status -Sales -Interest in Hughes -Dietrich book -Timing of publishing -Possible confusion with Irving -Irving’s book -Publication status -Public interest -Compared to movie magazines -Lana Turner -Interest in Hughes -Ehrlichman’s view
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-1 (cont.)
-Compared to Charles Manson murder trial Power of incumbency The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech, January 25, 1972 -Brown testimonial dinner -Reception -Compared to business groups -Public contact -Motorcades -Press coverage -Ability to draw crowds Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:42 pm. James R. Schlesinger meeting -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Bull left at an unknown time before 3:12 pm. Brown testimonial dinner -Stans -Brig. Gen. Daniel (“Chappie”) James, Jr. -Benefit to Brown Time and Newsweek stories on Kissinger -Quality -State Department information -Bureaucracy -Quality -Topics -Secret negotiations -Details -Travel -Surprise of press -Kissinger’s social life -Kissinger reaction -Kissinger demeanor -Kissinger sympathy for Prince Klemens von Metternich -The President’s leadership in decisionmaking -Kissinger’s executive role -Cover captions
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-1 (cont.)
-Substance The President’s television appearances -Vietnam peace proposal speech -Kissinger -Preparation -State of the Union speech -William L. Safire -January 1972 -Washington Post story -State of the Union speech, January 20, 1972 -Dan Rather interview, January 2, 1972 -Cabinet changes announcement -Mrs. Nixon’s return from Africa -Quality -PRC trip -Repetition -Public viewing patterns -Political conventions -John F. Kennedy assassination -Moon landing -PRC trip -Great Wall -Forbidden Palace -Chou En-Lai meeting -Mao Tse-tung -Unanticipated opportunities Telephone call to William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Graham schedule -Prayer breakfasts Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:42 pm. The President’s schedule Haldeman and Bull left at 3:12 pm
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-1 (cont.)
Conversation No. 661-2 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: 3:13 pm - 3:51 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with James R. Schlesinger and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Greetings Atomic Energy Commission [AEC] -Number of commissioners -Staff make-up -James T. Ramey -Lyndon B. Johnson protégé -Congressional Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 3:13 pm. The President’s schedule Butterfield left at an unknown time before 3:51 pm. AEC staff -William O. Doub -Wilfrid E. Johnson -Clarence E. Larson -Political loyalty -Vacancy -Commissioners -Length of term -Frederic V. Malek -Replacements -Possible appointment of woman -Nuclear scientist -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Marina von N. Whitman -John von Neumann -Jane Hall -Los Alamos -Political preferences
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-2 (cont.)
Amchitka -Criticism -Reason -Effect -World attention to US military power -Moscow, Peking -Press -Scientist -Press -Turnaround -Mike Gravel’s statement -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] -Native Americans -Indiscretion AEC -Schlesinger’s job -Compared to previous job at Office of Management and Budget [OMB]
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ATOMIC WEAPONS
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Nuclear applications -History -Seaborg -John A. McCone -Plowshare
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-2 (cont.)
-Projects Plowshare -Upcoming program -Natural gas release -Problems -Public perception of safety -Environmental concerns -Tritium -Australia -Harbor construction -The President’s view -Environment -Soviet advances -Reservoir construction -Geography -Excavation -Problems -Undersecretary’s committee -Possible violation of nonproliferation treaty -Natural gas release -Revenue -Algeria -Local politics -Colorado -John A. Love -Wyoming -Stanley K. Hathaway -Denver -Revenue increases -Clifford P. Hansen -Plans -Gordon L. Allott meeting -Political problems -1972 election -Fears of population -Amchitka -The President’s visit to Alaska -[Emperor of Japan] Hirohito -Supersonic Transport [SST] cancellation -Reasons
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-2 (cont.)
-Leadership Foreign energy sales -Balance of payments -Schlesinger talks Peter G. Peterson and John B. Connally -Status of balance of payments -Brazil contacts -Joint Committee -Chet Holifield -Connally’s view -Problem -Industrial compared to government structure -Budget process -Availability of products to US business -Sacrifice of foreign exchange -Connally -Borrowing -Follow up with Connally -Peterson -Peter M. Flanigan -Maintaining US military presence -Foreign exchange Nuclear applications -New programs -Breeder-reactors -Goals -Fusion -US supremacy -National security -Problems -Fear -Environment -Soviet reaction -Timing -Elections -Colorado -International talks -Political acumen -Undersea Long-range Missile System [ULMS]
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-2 (cont.)
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DEFENSE
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Conversation No. 661-3 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:51 pm and 4:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Signing of documents White House meeting with governors -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew role -Cocktails in Blue Room -Reception -Agenda -William G. Milliken role
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-3 (cont.)
-Number of guests -Ronald W. Reagan role -Nelson A. Rockefeller role -Linwood Holton role -Seating -Rex W. Scouten -Table configuration -Cabinet attendance -Other guests -Harry S. Dent -Robert J. Dole -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -John D. Ehrlichman -Press attendance Deaths of policemen [Gregory Foster and Rocco Laurie] -Details -Funeral arrangements -Representative of the President -Possibilities -General Robert E. Cushman, Jr. -John V. (“Jack”) Brennan -Peter M. Flanigan -Charles W. Colson -Cushman -Wreaths -Location of shootings -New York -Harlem -Bedford-Stuyvesant -Age of policemen -Funeral -Timing -Cushman attendance at funeral -Brennan Ronald L. Ziegler entered and Butterfield left at 3:55 pm.
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-3 (cont.)
Press relations -Representation on PRC trip -Patrick J. Buchanan [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 3:55 pm and 3:57 pm and requested a telephone call to Robert McClory.] [Conversation No. 661-3A] [See Conversation No. 20-4] [End of telephone conversation] Press representation on People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip -Ziegler’s talks with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Henry A. Kissinger -William F. Buckley, Jr. -Holmes Alexander -Buckley -Buchanan’s view -Benefits -Feeling toward administration -Influence -Kissinger -Haldeman view -Kissinger view -Possible Chinese reaction [The President talked with McClory between 3:57 pm and 3:58 pm.] [Conversation No. 661-3B] [See Conversation No. 20-5; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation] [End of telephone conversation] Press representation on PRC trip -Buchanan’s reaction -Joseph C. Kraft -Richard (“Dick”) Wilson -Alexander -Buckley
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-3 (cont.)
-US Information Agency [USIA] representative -Reporter -Buchanan view Telephone call to Abraham A. Ribicoff -Release for news -Ehrlichman -Earlier question to Ziegler -Content of call -Welfare reform -Elliot L. Richardson -Russell B. Long, Wallace F. Bennett -Strategy -The President’s support for legislation -News summary -Reason for call -Advisory -Ehrlichman’s forthcoming talk with Richardson -Strategy with Ribicoff, Long, Bennett -Ziegler’s possible telephone call to Ehrlichman Ziegler left at 4:00 pm.
Conversation No. 661-4 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:00 pm and 4:01 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 20-6]
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 661-5 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:00 pm and 4:01 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -John D. Ehrlichman’s request for a meeting -Renovation of the Mall Bull left at an unknown time before 4:01 pm.
Conversation No. 661-6 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: 4:01 pm - 4:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Leslye A. Arsht. [See Conversation No. 20-7; two items have been withdrawn from the conversation]
Conversation No. 661-7 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:03 pm and 4:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 20-8]
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 661-8 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:03 pm and 4:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Request for meeting with Ronald L. Ziegler -Forthcoming announcement Bull left at an unknown time before 4:04 pm.
Conversation No. 661-9 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: 4:04 pm - 5:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Stewart B. McKinney. [Conversation No. 661-9A] [See Conversation No. 20-9] John D. Ehrlichman entered at 4:05 pm. Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 4:06 pm. [End of telephone conversation] Press relations -Representation on People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip -Joseph C. Kraft, William F. Buckley, Jr. -Telephone calls from Henry A. Kissinger -Ziegler -Conservatives, liberals -Timing
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-9 (cont.)
-Announcement of the President’s telephone call to Abraham A. Ribicoff -Elliot L. Richardson -Ehrlichman -Russell B. Long -The President’s support for welfare reform -The President talks with Long and Wallace F. Bennett -Need for common ground -Ehrlichman -Richardson Ziegler left at 4:10 pm. Welfare reform -The President’s previous telephone call to Ribicoff -Content -Reference to working paper -Ribicoff amendments -Elderly -Ehrlichman’s forthcoming telephone call to Ribicoff -Status of welfare reform bill -Ribicoff view -House Resolution [HR] 1 -Senate -Testing -Medicare, Medicaid -Drawbacks of bill -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan -Richardson -Size of welfare rolls -Medicare -Medicaid Mall renovation -Picture of model -Lincoln Memorial -Reflecting Pool -Proposed facilities -Dining, shopping -Pool -Parking -Trains
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-9 (cont.)
-Boats, canals, lakes -Ampitheatre -Children’s park -Lake -Cost -Finishing date -Bicentennial -Benefits -Museums -Needs of visitors -Restrooms -Food -Night activities -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Rogers C.B. Morton -Visit to see model -Possible ideas -Model -Confidentiality -Interior Department -Architect -Morton’s view -Congress -Capital Planning Commission -Highway plan -Spending -Needs -Tourism -Concessions -Types -Food services -Family orientation -J. Willard Marriott -Transportation -Lake size and depth -Other uses -Exhibits -Japanese art -Nathaniel A. Owings -Plans
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-9 (cont.)
Environment -The President’s conversation with Laurance S. Rockefeller -Julie Nixon Eisenhower as salesperson -New York -Houston -Florida -Proposed conference -Location -Camp David -San Clemente -Russell E. Train -William D. Ruckelshaus role -Rockefeller’s associates -Gala to focus attention -Options -Camp David constructions -Laurel -Open house -Problems -Press -San Clemente -Key Biscayne -San Clemente -Benefits -San Francisco park at Point Reyes -Possible visit by the President -Quality -Possible meeting -Daniel L. Schorr job -Attendance -Timing -Moscow trip -Location -San Clemente -Patio -Air Force One trip to Point Reyes -Television use -Documentary -Compared to comments by President -Train role -Ruckelshaus role
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-9 (cont.)
-Rockefeller role -Mrs. Nixon, Tricia Nixon Cox and Julie Nixon Eisenhower role -The President’s schedule -California -Camp David -Benefits -Camp Hoover -Press -Centennial of national park system -Morton’s view of the President’s schedule -Morton -Forthcoming talk with Ehrlichman -Rockefeller’s role -Environmentalists in attendance -Republicans -Edmund S. Muskie’s supporters -Environmental accomplishments -Parks for the people -Public relations -Unknown person -William L. Safire Mall renovation -Likeness to Tivoli Gardens -Environmentalists’ view -Grass removal -Underground parking -Effect on watertable -Peripheral parking -Trams -Mrs. Nixon -Viewing of mall model -Decision on original model -Viewing of mall model -The President -Owings -Need for necessities -Restroom, facilities -Old world -Disneyland [and Disneyworld] -Facilities
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-9 (cont.)
-Miami Beach -Jews -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo view Modern entertainment -Children -Old entertainment -Amos n’ Andy -Fred Allen -State of television -The President’s viewing habits -News shows -Reading -Television specials -Camp David -Television compared to reading Ehrlichman’s reading -Zimmerman Telegram -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson -Barbara Tuchman -Henry A. Kissinger -Wilson Wilson’s foreign policy -Mexico -Francisco (“Pancho”) Villa -Winston Churchill description in the Search for World Order -Versailles -Wilson’s political experience -Compared to British politicians -Irony -Record -World War I -British casualties, March 21, 1918 -Effort at mediation -Lack of realism -Henry Cabot Lodge -Theodore Roosevelt -League of Nations -Congressional fights
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-9 (cont.)
-Partisanship -Republicans -Wilson speeches -First inaugural address -Wilson writings -Fourteen points -Speeches The President’s speeches -Quality -Press -Inaugural address -The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech, January 25, 1972 -Preparation -November 3, 1969 speech -State of the Union address, 1970, 1972 -Eloquence -Written compared to spoken word -Abraham Lincoln -Gettysburg address -Second inaugural address -Speechwriters -Douglas L. Hallett -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Patrick J. Buchanan -Radio speeches -Price -Time to prepare -The President’s efforts at writing -Cambodia -Vietnam -Time consumed -Effect -Inaugural address -Value compared to time consumed in preparation -Effect -Toasts -Extemporaneous talks -The President’s talk to Cabinet -Abraham Lincoln -Congress
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-9 (cont.)
-Repetition of speeches -Lincoln’s A House Divided speech -Cross of Gold speech by William Jennings Bryan -Congressman or Senate -Compared to presidential candidate -Stump speech Narcotics appointment -Myles J. Ambrose -Prospects for success -Local police problems -Corruption -Resentment of federal officials -Overall benefit Law enforcement -Changing of Earl Warren court -Effect -Restoration of balance -Changes -Process -Average person’s desires -Federal role -Effect on urban areas Busing -Constitutional amendment -Ehrlichman trip to Camp David -Complications -Timing -Previous Supreme Court decisions -Hearings -Timing -John N. Mitchell -Elliot L. Richardson -Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. view -Urban League -Communications with Ehrlichman -Welfare reform testimony -View of allies
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-9 (cont.)
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John B. Connally -Health -Telephone call to Ehrlichman -Classification meeting -Governors’ meeting -Property tax -Briefing Aid to private schools -Amendment -Tax credits -Neil H. McElroy Commission -Use by administration -Politics -Briefings -Administration line -Possible solutions -Effect on taxes -Burden shift -Value added tax [VAT] -Opponents -Public relations -Use by administration -Briefings, panels, national publicity -Congressional votes -Muskie’s advisory commission -Use
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-9 (cont.)
Congressional relations -State of the Union address -Administration program -Defense -Need for identify -L. Richard Guylay -Congressional action record -Wilson’s accomplishments -Federal Reserve system -House Republican meeting -George P. Shultz -Upcoming Senate meeting -Contact between the White House and Congressional staff -Perception -House Administrative Assistants meeting -Briefings -Subcabinet and wives -Congressional wives -Lincoln Day recess -Handouts -Details -Goals of administration -Economy -John F. Kennedy handouts in 1960 -Issues -Effect -Six goals of administration -Topics -Environment, health -Details -Telephone call to Ribicoff -Telephone call to George H. Mahon Ehrlichman left at 5:05 pm.
Conversation No. 661-10 Date: January 31, 1972
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-9 (cont.)
Time: Unknown between 5:05 pm and 5:13 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Henry A. Kissinger’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 5:13 pm.
Conversation No. 661-11 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:05 pm and 5:49 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Welfare -Recent meeting with John D. Ehrlichman -Abraham A. Ribicoff -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan Environmental efforts -Russell E. Train -Laurance S. Rockefeller -Conference -Location -San Clemente -Park at Point Reyes -Timing -Point Reyes -Weather in San Francisco The President’s schedule -Gridiron Dinner -Election year -Reasons for attendance -Edgar Allan Poe
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-11 (cont.)
-Donald McI. Kendall -Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis -Charles G. “(Bebe”) Rebozo -Benefits -Piano duet -Remarks -Post-People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip decision -Easter parade -Meeting with William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Breakfast -Haldeman role -Topics -Politics -The President’s forthcoming telephone call to Apollo 15 crew -Astronaut’s schedule -Washington, DC -Tour of communist countries -Yugoslavia, Poland -David R. Scott -James B. Irwin -Alfred M. Worden -Previous telephone call -Good will tour of communist countries -Visit to White House -Promise of dinner -PRC trip -Weekend at Camp David Henry A. Kissinger entered at 5:13 pm. Vietnam negotiations -Public perception -Harry Schwartz of New York Times -Harrison E. Salisbury -New Republic article -View of Nixon strategy -North Vietnamese reaction -Publishing of nine points -Variations -US reaction -Ronald L. Ziegler
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-11 (cont.)
-Comparison of versions -Andre Malraux’s meeting with the president -Gen. Charles A.J.M. de Gaulle -The President’s impression -Publishing of Anti-memoirs (1967) -Malraux’s possible future meeting with the President -Timing -Forthcoming trip to the PRC -Chou En-lai -Mao Tse-tung -Georges J.R. Pompidou -Setting up -Charles Lucet -Public relations -China scholars -Value of meeting the president -Public relations -Benefits -Malraux qualifications -Dinner -Guest list -Kissinger -William P. Rogers -Marshall Green -Lucet -Malraux -Scholarship -Family background -Jewish contacts -Alsace -Timing PRC trip -State Department experts -Papers -Leaks -Rogers’s involvement -The President’s meeting with State Department officials -Papers -Green -Papers
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-11 (cont.)
-Gratitude -Appearance compared to substance -Timing -Value -Progress of papers -Rogers’s role in planning -Exposure to text of PRC meetings -Edited copies -Memoranda -Soviet trip preparations -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -North Vietnamese meetings text -Proposals -Leaks -Source -Rogers’s view -Progress on papers -Background work -Cancelled meeting -The President’s role -Substance of meetings -Study of written word -Questions -State Department role -The President’s role -Meeting with paper authors -Use of papers -Timing -Reading list Schwartz letter to Kissinger -Jack N. Anderson -View of New York Times of administration -Vietnam -Editorial policy -Response by Kissinger -Schwartz’s visit to Kissinger, January 31, 1972 -Editorial views -Salisbury -Publication of diverse views
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-11 (cont.)
Vietnamese negotiations -Reaction by the President’s domestic opponents -Revelations by North Vietnamese -October 11, 1971 plan -The President’s peace proposal speech, January 25, 1972 -Details -Troop withdrawals for Prisoners of war [POWs] -Press conference -Use by Kissinger -Note from the US -Request for meeting -Nine point plan -Ziegler rebuttal -Kissinger rebuttal -Comparison of versions -June 26, 1971 -Kissinger’s rebuttal -October 11 proposal -Withdrawal for POWs -Ceasefire -Michael J. Mansfield view -Liberals -Separation of military and political -Rebuttal -New York Times article -Terence F. Smith -Comparison of the President’s proposals to Lyndon B. Johnson proposal at Manila -Max Frankel -Johnson’s proposal -US withdrawal -Timing -Compared to the President’s proposal -Withdrawal -Timing -Manila formula -Kissinger’s recommendation to the President -Timing -Ford’s Theatre -Simultaneous mutual withdrawal -Henry Cabot Lodge
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-11 (cont.)
-William P. Bundy’s view -Australia -Rebuttal -Frankel -Smith -Error -Stewart J.O. Alsop article -Support for the President -Establishment -Democrats -Katharine L. Graham’s telephone call to Kissinger -Editorial policy -Alsop’s previous telephone call to Graham -Frankel -Possible invitation to PRC -Forthcoming telephone call from Kissinger -Details of proposals -Johnson -Manila formula -Conditions -North Vietnamese withdrawal -Vietcong -Ceasefire -US withdrawal -Lack of deadline -New York Times article -Content -Support for the President -Editorial, January 30, 1972 Malraux dinner -Timing Malraux -Qualifications -Compared to China scholars -The President’s previous meeting in Paris -French -Writings -Les Voix Du Silence (1951) -Health
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-11 (cont.)
-Writings about the Long March Yevgeny Yevtushenko -Possible meeting with the President -Public relations -Relationship with liberals -View of Soviet Union -Dobrynin -Effect on the Chinese -Schedule -New York -Timing National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Attendance -John B. Connally -Timing -Testimony Yevtushenko meeting, February 3, 1972 -White House Conference on Drug Abuse -Athletes -Reception Alsop -Support for the President -The President’s November 3, 1969 speech -Effect on Establishment -Remarks at dinner at W[illiam] Averell Harriman’s residence -Forthcoming article -Possible effect Vietnam negotiations -Democratic reactions -Public relations -October 1970 proposals -North Vietnamese reaction -Special circumstances -Democrats’ tactics -Congress -Kissinger’s possible talk with Michael J. Mansfield
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-11 (cont.)
-Later PRC trip -North Vietnam ‘s reaction to peace proposals -Details of US proposals -William J. Porter -Kissinger’s talk with Alsop -North Vietnam’s reaction to November 20, 1971 meeting proposal -Possible reason -Congress’s shutoff of foreign aid -June, August 1971 offers -North Vietnamese press conference -Tone -Substance -Secrecy -Difference between public and private stances -Media coverage -Kissinger press conference -Ziegler The President’s schedule -Malraux Kissinger left at 5:48 pm. PRC trip -Meeting between the President and State Department experts -Value -Timing -Study of papers Haldeman left at an unknown time before 5:49 pm.
Conversation No. 661-12 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: 5:49 pm - 6:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods.
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-11 (cont.)
Review of gifts -Congressional medals The President’s schedule -John W. Dean III request for signature -Supreme Court -Fred F. Fielding -Farewell ceremony for Maj. Gen. James D. (“Don”) Hughes, January 31, 1972 -Hughes’s family -Melvin R. Laird -Mrs. Hughes [?] Busts -John Foster Dulles -David Waters -Executive Office Building [EOB] -Winston Churchill -Waters Weather Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 5:50 pm. Prayer breakfast -Length of the President’s remarks Butterfield left at 5:52 pm. [The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman at an unknown time between 5:52 pm and 5:55 pm.] [Conversation No. 661-12A] Prayer breakfast -Length of the President’s remarks [End of telephone conversation] The President’s schedule -Prayer breakfast
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-12 (cont.)
-Warren E. Burger speech -Length -Toast -Toasts -Scripture reading -Mamie G.D. Eisenhower -Augusta, Georgia -European guests An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 5:52 pm. Item for the President The unknown person left at an unknown time before 5:55 pm. The President’s schedule -Demands on the President’s time -Charitable groups Death of Dudley Swim -Age -Aging statesmen -Thomas E. Dewey -Dean G. Acheson -Ann [Surname unknown] Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 5:55 pm. Remarks for prayer breakfast -Length -The President’s talk with Haldeman Butterfield left at 5:55 pm. Prayer breakfast, 1971 -Program -Length of speeches and readings -Charles M. Teague -Marvin L. Esch -Walter E. Washington -Length
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-12 (cont.)
-Lyndon B. Johnson Speeches -Anachronistic nature
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Woods left at 6:00 pm.
Conversation No. 661-13 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:00 pm and 6:06 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Daniel J. Evans, February 1, 1972 Resignation letter of unknown person Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 6:00 pm. Rose Mary Woods -Telephone call with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 661-12 (cont.)
Butterfield and Bull left at an unknown time before 6:06 pm.
Conversation No. 661-14 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:00 pm and 6:06 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. [Conversation No. 611-14A] Vietnam negotiations -Administration counter to North Vietnamese releases -Handling of rebuttal -Media coverage -Ronald L. Ziegler -New summary -Patrick J. Buchanan -Handling of press -Max Frankel -Xuan Thuy -Public perception of rebuttal -Telephone call to Michael J. Mansfield -Telephone call to Frankel Rose Mary Woods entered at an unknown time after 6:00 pm. The President’s schedule -Prayer breakfast [End of telephone conversation] The President’s schedule -Telephone call The President and Rose Mary Woods left at 6:06 pm.
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 661-15 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:06 pm and 11:59 pm Location: Oval Office Alexander P. Butterfield and unknown people [Secret Service agents] met. Butterfield’s schedule [Unintelligible] The unknown people left at an unknown time before 11:59 pm.