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Date: 
Feb 01, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 663-1 Date: February 1, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:37 pm and 2:53 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Oval Office -Furnishings -Presidential seal -Rug -Flags -Services -Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard -Presidential -US -Embroidery -Initials -Painting -Charles Willson Peale -Bust -Chair -Heads of State Bull left at an unknown time before 2:53 pm.
Conversation No. 663-2 Date: February 1, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:37 pm and 2:53 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods [?]. [Unintelligible] Woods [?] left at an unknown time before 2:53 pm.
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Conversation No. 663-3 Date: February 1, 1972 Time: 2:53 pm - 3:02 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Press relations -Edith Efron, How CBS Tried to Kill a Book (1972) -Publicity -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Patrick J. Buchanan -Possible letter -Efron’s forthcoming testimony -Book circulation -Distribution with testimony -Editors -[Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.] Committee -Antagonism -L. Richard Guylay’s view -Television networks -Possible letters and calls -Barbara H. Franklin -John Birch Society -Women -Distribution of Efron book and testimony -Women -News monitoring -Possible foundation -Efron -Democrats -John A. (“Jack”) Mulcahy -Franklin -Station owners -American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC], Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Foundation -Mulcahy -Accuracy in media group -Buchanan
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 662-3 (cont.)
-Tom C. Huston -Story to CBS [?] -Criticism of administration -Guylay memorandum -Meeting with Graham -Rebuttal -Bernard J. (“Bunny”) Lasker -Max Frankel -Herbert E. Kaplow -Jacob K. Javits -Efron -Marriage [Clytia Chambers] -Administration -Henry A. Kissinger -William L. Safire -Leonard Garment -Arthur F. Burns -Herbert Stein -Ezra Solomon -Marina Von N. Whitman Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:53 pm. President’s schedule -John N. Mitchell Bull left at an unknown time before 3:02 pm. Appointments -Atomic Energy Commission [AEC] -Woman [Jane Hall] -The President’s meeting with James R. Schlesinger, January 31, 1972 -Los Alamos -California
Conversation No. 663-4 Date: February 1, 1972
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Time: 3:02 pm - 4:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald W. Reagan, John N. Mitchell and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Appointments -Atomic Energy Commission [AEC] -Woman [Jane Hall] -Los Alamos -Symbolism -Supreme Court -Martha (Beall) Mitchell -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Marina von N. Whitman -John von Neumann -John Lawrence, James R. Schlesinger -California Haldeman left at an unknown time before 3:29 pm. Domestic problems -Washington Post -Congressional testimony -Senate Finance Committee -Welfare reform and Family Assistance Plan [FAP] -Karl E. Mundt -San Clemente -President’s desire for full employment -Abraham A. Ribicoff -Trial cases -Welfare -Russell B. Long -Upcoming spending plans -Amount of savings -C5A spending -West Germany -Japan -Melvin R. Laird initiative -Reagan’s opinion
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 663-4 (cont.)
-North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Technical problems -Amount of allocations -Solutions -Rolls Royce Motors -Northup -Employment benefits -Arms race implications -Japan -Laird role -John B. Connally -Role -Defensive posture -NATO -Joseph M. Luns -President’s instructions -Reagan’s upcoming conversation with [David] Kenneth Rush -Rush’s location Economy -Concern of businessmen -Call to Reagan from Reed Kaiser [?] [sp?] -State of the Union address -Budget message -Justin W. Dart -Deficit spending -Depressive effect -Reagan’s opinion -Possible speech by the President -Compared to the President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech, January 25, 1972 -Economic outlook -Deficits -Compared to Lyndon B. Johnson -Inflation -Full employment -Demand for labor -Expert view -Budget -Possible broadcast -Dart
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 663-4 (cont.)
-1968 elections -Employment -Defense -President’s meeting with Reagan concerning People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Taiwan, Republic of China
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-Difficulty of deficit problem -Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1958 -Comparisons California Republican Assembly [CRA] -Background -Conservatives -Number of members -Executive board meeting -Harry S. Dent -Forthcoming convention -Invitation to President -Scheduling -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -[Forename unknown] Colbert [?]
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Conv. No. 663-4 (cont.)
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Forthcoming Republican governors dinner -Reagan -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Linwood Holton -William G. Milliken
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Daniel J. Evans Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:02 pm. The President’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 3:29 pm. Dock strike -Congress -Harry Bridges
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Conv. No. 663-4 (cont.)
-Labor division -Talk with the President in Oregon -Age -Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services Vietnam -President’s peace proposal -Proposal for resolutions before California legislation -American people -Media coverage -Press release Evans, James D. Hodgson and George P. Shultz entered at 3:29 pm; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Dock strike -Legal aspects Mitchell left at 3:29 pm. Dock strike negotiations -Coal mine [Photograph session] Dock strike negotiations -Long range problems -Legislation from Congress -Short range problems -Need for action -Taft-Hartley Act -Senate -Alan Cranston -President’s opinion -Democratic presidential candidates -Organized labor -Taft-Hartley Act -Teamsters Union -Negotiation status
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 663-4 (cont.)
-Bridges -Length of negotiations -Possible union mergers -Congressional action -Comparison to the East Coat -East compared to West Coast -“Continental Gap” -Possible settlement -Jurisdiction issue -Barry M. Goldwater -Elliot L. Richardson -Telegram -Motion picture studio strike -Hardhats -Reagan’s talk with Bridges -Compared to 1950 situation -President’s concern -Use in public statements -Need for more attention to West -Recognition by Congress -Washington -California -Oregon -Hawaii -Wyoming -Utah -Possible impact on western states -Agriculture -Wheat -Corn -Congressional concern -Press -Possible action -Proposed legislation in the West -Cranston -Jack Williams of Arizona -Hearings -Possible formula -Railroad Labor Act -Taft-Hartley Act -Approach to Congress from President
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 663-4 (cont.)
-Inaction -Possible results of strikes -Congressional vacation -Lincoln Day -Mike McCormack -Clark MacGregor -Frank E. Evans -Railroad and trucking strikes -Labor problems -Economic effect of strike -Europe -Great Britain -Possible problems -Reagan’s experience -General Electric [GE] -1958 -Motion picture studio strike Welfare -Benefits of plan -Medicaid -Ribicoff -Former role -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -Congressional pilot program -Eligibility -Disabled -Reagan’s opinion -Waivers -Cost of living increase -Wages -Percentage -Evans’s comments Abortion -Law -Liberal ideas -Reasons -Medicaid -Number -Welfare rolls
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Conv. No. 663-4 (cont.)
-Property rights of unborn Well wishes from the President -Forthcoming dinner Reagan, et al. left at 4:00 pm.
Conversation No. 663-5 Date: February 1, 1972 Time: 4:05 pm - 5:33 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and John B. Connally. President’s schedule Connally schedule -Testimony -George P. Shultz -Reaction -Taxes -Pittsburgh trip -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. conference -Timing -Testimony Haldeman left at an unknown time before 5:33 pm. People’s Republic of China [PRC] and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] trips -Possible gifts for officials -George Washington -Indians -Medals -Suggestions by Connally -PRC and USSR -Chou En-lai, Mao Tse-tung, Leonid I. Brezhnev -Gold
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 663-5 (cont.)
Domestic programs -Congressional relations -Revenue sharing -Wilbur D. Mills -Welfare -Abraham A. Ribicoff role -Blind benefits -Political impact -Social Security -Political benefits -Welfare -Unemployment -Public opinion -Government reorganization -Polls -Timing -Re-election of the President -Congressional leadership -Mills -John W. Byrnes, Keith Sebelius, Frank T. Bow -Byrnes -Ways and Means Committee -Al Ullman -James A. Burke -Unknown person -Dan Rostenkowski -Charles A. Vanik
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13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 663-5 (cont.)
Connally’s conversation with Pittsburgh businessmen, January 31, 1972 -National Association of Manufacturer [NAM] -US Chambers of Commerce -Labor leaders -George Meany -Unknown person -Unknown bankers -John D. Harper, Bob Dorsey -Connally’s schedule -Reception Conservative compared to liberal philosophies -Connally’s opinion -Uniformity -Labels -Radicals
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Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 4:31 pm. Press announcement -Welfare reform -Meeting with governors -Ronald W. Reagan -Daniel J. Evans -President’s instruction to Ziegler -Trial cases -Common ground with Congress -Reagan
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Conv. No. 663-5 (cont.)
-California, New York -Ribicoff proposal Ziegler left at 4:34 pm.
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Federal funding of campaigns -Possible legislation -Timing -Federal Communications Commission [FCC] compared to networks -Congressional action -Long term solution -Use of network time -Prime time schedules -Advantages -Nationalization -Great Britain
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15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 663-5 (cont.)
Domestic politics -Criticism of President -Bob Eckhart -Ways and Means Commission -Unemployment charts -Republican administrations compared to Democratic ones -Lyndon B. Johnson -John F. Kennedy -Harry S Truman -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Comparisons -War economy -Barber B. Conable, Jr. -World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War -Care for people -Wealthy members of President’s administration -Red Smith article -Aerospace industry -Rich compared to poor -Possible friction from the public -Wage criticism -John N. Mitchell -Maurice H. Stans -Reagan -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Possible role -Congressional feeling -Robert J. Dole -Hugh Scott -Gerald R. Ford -Barry M. Goldwater -Spokesmen for President’s view -Vietnam -Appearances -John V. Lindsay -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Reagan -Support for the President -Opposition efforts
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Conv. No. 663-5 (cont.)
-Welfare, People’s Republic of China [PRC], class hatred -Connally -Goldwater -Television presence -The President’s forthcoming trip to the PRC -Class distinctions Economy -International monetary conditions -Status -Gold bill -European Economic Community [EEC] view -Connally’s previous conversation with unknown person -Canada -Canada -Cabinet -Forthcoming election -US efforts -Possible statement -Progress -Pierre E. Trudeau -View of negotiations -US public opinion -State and Commerce Departments -Excise taxes -Budget deficit -World War II -Alternatives -Congress -Amount of taxes -Stagnation -Economic stimulus -Jobs -1968 economy -Inflation -Unemployment -Productivity Commission -Public relations -Connally’s meetings in Pittsburgh -Wage and price controls -Alternative
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 663-5 (cont.)
-Inflation -US steel -Japan, West Germany -Productivity Commission -Importance -Haldeman -Possible speech -Possible material for speechwriters -Connally -Transcripts -Class distinctions -International monetary conditions -Suspension of convertibility -Complexity of issue -Europe -Arthur F. Burns -Europe -US economic growth -Great Britain, France, Japan -The President’s August 15, 1971 speech -Burns -Recommended call to James Dewey Daane -Wage and price controls -Trade -Connally’s testimony -Memorandum from Peter M. Flanigan -Peter G. Peterson -Confirmation as Secretary of Commerce -Testimony -Timing -William D. Eberle -Previous conversation with Connally -Flanigan -Gold -Surcharge -Connally’s previous with Eberle -State Department -Peterson -Testimony -Negotiations with Canada -Treasury Department
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 663-5 (cont.)
-EEC -Commerce Department -Concerns -[Unintelligible] -Henry A. Kissinger -Eberle -John Meyer -Possible appointment of businessman -Tariffs -Concern -Burns’s involvement -Quadriad -The President’s previous meeting with unknown people -Lack of business input -State of the economy -Criticism -Money supply -Banking -Long term rates -Reduction -Inflation -Treasury bonds -Interest -Long-term rates -Long term bonds -Percentage -Big business and bankers -Budget -Investment tax credit -Wage and price controls -1963-69 trends -Effect -Competition -Intimidation by statistics -Retail sales -Refusal to get too high or too low -Connally view on the economy -Unemployment -Campaign issue -Percentage over the last few years -Movement of inflation indicators
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 663-5 (cont.)
-Effect on public -Haves compared to have nots -PRC, USSR -Possible trade bloc -Latin America -Flanigan, Peterson -Style -President’s opinion Personnel -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Understanding of people -Personal styles -Communication skills Appointments -Justice Department -Connally’s talk with Mitchell -Commerce Department -Peterson -Bureaucracy Government reorganization -1972 election -November 7, 1972 -1968 -Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -Treasury Department -Justice Department -State Department PRC trip -1968 USSR trip -Timing
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Conv. No. 663-5 (cont.)
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Connally left at 5:33 pm.
Conversation No. 663-6 Date: February 1, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:33 pm and 5:35 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Meeting with Ronald L. Ziegler -Location Bull left at an unknown time before 5:35 pm.
Conversation No. 663-7 Date: February 1, 1972 Time: 5:35 pm - 5:36 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. President’s schedule -Recent meeting with Ronald W. Reagan
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-Ziegler’s press conference comments -Welfare reform -Reagan -Finance Committee -Experimentation -Waivers in California, New York -Reagan, Daniel J. Evans -Dock strike Ziegler left at 5:36 pm.
Conversation No. 663-8 Date: February 1, 1972 Time: 5:36 pm - 6:25 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Governors’ dinner -Harry S. Dent memorandum -Benefits -Support for President -Speech schedule -President’s view -Drawbacks -Bryce N. Harlow [?], John N. Mitchell -Agenda -Long hours -Previous meeting -Usefulness -Red Room -California Republicans -Ronald W. Reagan -Interests -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [UUSR] -People’s Republic of China [PRC]
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PRC trip -George Washington -Gifts -Types -Comparisons -USSR -John B. Connally -Symbolism -Gold -Expense -Benefits -US mint -Duplication in bronze -Reciprocal dinner -Chou En-lai -Mao Tse-tung Connally -Michael J. Mansfield -Breakfast -Timing -Trip to Florida -Timing -Lincoln Birthday -George [A. Smathers?] -Trade -Public relations -Peter G. Peterson Peter M. Flanigan -Possible meeting
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Conv. No. 663-8 (cont.)
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White House staff and cabinet -Briefings -John D. Ehrlichman -Henry A. Kissinger role -Previous conversation with Ehrlichman -Governors meetings -Value -Connally -Cabinet members -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt -Congress -Feeling of responsibility -Effect on their job -Request for balance -Need for toughness -Current situation -Performances of President’s advisors -Haldeman’s view of situation -Kissinger -Flanigan -Peterson -Testimony -William P. Rogers -Kissinger -Demeanor -Attitude towards Rogers [?] -President’s demeanor -Handling of complaints of White House staff -John A. Volpe -Morale -Dwight D. Eisenhower view -Comparisons of administrations -Rose Mary Woods -Shortcomings of administration -Connally -Chicago -Kissinger
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 663-8 (cont.)
-Rogers -Cambodia President’s schedule -Governor’s dinner -Breakfast meeting -Timing White House staff and cabinet -President’s instructions -Haldeman’s upcoming conversation with Connally -Charles W. Colson -Congress -Rogers -State Department -Peterson -Trade memorandum -Middle East, West Germany -Possible handling -Instructions about the future, public relations
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-Connally Post-election personnel changes -Anti-trust Division of Department of Justice [DOJ] -University of Michigan professor -Frederic V. Malek -Ehrlichman
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Conv. No. 663-8 (cont.)
-Cabinet -Resignations -Elliot L. Richardson -Connally -James D. Hodgson -Volpe -George W. Romney -Earl L. Butz -Clifford M. Hardin -Peterson -Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -Connally -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Richard G. Kleindienst -George P. Shultz -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Unknown person -Agency heads -Russell E. Train The President’s schedule -Governors White House staff and cabinet -Clark MacGregor -Press conference -Volpe -Peterson
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26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 663-8 (cont.)
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Haldeman and the President left at 6:25 pm.