664

Date: 
Feb 02, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 664-1 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:51 am and 9:10 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 20-16]
Conversation No. 664-2 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: 9:10 am - 9:13 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Charles S. Gubser. [See Conversation No. 20-17]
Conversation No. 664-3 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:13 am and 9:14 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 20-18]
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 664-4 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:13 am and 9:14 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. [Funeral for Gregory P. Foster and Rocco Laurie] -Telephone list -Operators Bull left at an unknown time before 9:14 am.
Conversation No. 664-5 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: 9:14 am - 9:15 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Thomas N. Downing. [See Conversation No. 20-19]
Conversation No. 664-6 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: 9:15 am - 10:05 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip -Press relations -William F. Buckley, Jr. -Possible invitation
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-6 (cont.)
-Effectiveness -PRC press -Risks and advantages -James Birch Society -Conservatives -Holmes Alexander -Chinese -Henry A. Kissinger -Buckley -Communism -Dress -Kissinger’s inexperience -Kissinger’s approach to negotiations -Chou En-lai -PRC -Advance team -Regimentation of PRC children -Mao Tse-tung -View of other visitors -Yugoslavia -Romania -Dress -Uniforms -Mao Tse-tung -Buckley -Taiwan, Republic of China -Communiqué -Kissinger’s impressions [Funeral of Gregory P. Foster and Rocco Laurie] -Presidential representative The President’s schedule -Press relations -Robert B. Semple, Jr. article -Richard A. Moore -Reporting of the President’s activities on February 1, 1972 -Ronald L. Ziegler -Quality -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Boy Scouts
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-6 (cont.)
-Astronauts -Football players -Ziegler -John B. Connally -Symbolism -Liberals -Possible perception -Graham -Ronald W. Reagan -Boy Scouts -Astronauts -University of Nebraska football team -Republican governors -Time spent on meetings -Value -Typicalness of day -Prayer breakfast, February 1, 1972 -Content of television and written reports -Audience reaction -Public impression -Amount of time -Effectiveness -Connally -Previous discussions with the President -Television -Newspaper -Content -Coverage of White House functions -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson exhibit -Smithsonian -Robert Pierpont coverage -Ziegler -Mystique -Manufacture -Edith Efron theme -Governors’ dinner -Comments -Nelson Rockefeller -William G. Milliken -Linwood Holton -Integration
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-6 (cont.)
-Milliken -Rockefeller -The President’s Vietnam peace proposal -Contact with the President -Drawbacks -General feeling -Benefits -Reelection -Businessmen’s dinner -Peter M. Flanigan -Connally’s previous discussion -Speaker comments -Dwight D. Eisenhower stag dinner -Donald McI. Kendall -Maurice H. Stans -Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis -Value -President’s opinion -Businessmen -Political views -1968 support -President’s section -Business Council -Lack of support for the President -Unknown person -Attendance -Stacking of guests -Mike Cole -President’s role -Speakers -Drawbacks -Possible avoidance of speeches -Question and answer format -Control of situation -Types of questions -PRC trip, wage and price controls, deficits -Connally -Drawbacks -Benefits of question and answer format -Control -Questions for President
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-6 (cont.)
-Perception of businessmen -Use of time -Receiving line -Proposed role of the President -Availability of President -Haldeman’s view Weather -Possible photographs -Peking PRC trip -Technical preparations -Communications Press relations -New York Times article -Policemen shot -Credibility of administration -News summary -Wall Street Journal -The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech, January 25, 1972 -View of staff -President’s opinion -Credibility -Peace initiative -Support for Administration -Comparisons to the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration -Press concerns Ziegler entered at 9:44 am.
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-6 (cont.)
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President’s schedule -Pearl M. Bailey visit -Press room visit -Benefits -Heart of the Year Award Welfare reform -Reagan role -Historical position Legal services -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew role -Camden, New Jersey -Fred Speaker’s role -Former Attorney General of Pennsylvania -Set back for Agnew -Leaving legal service -John D. Ehrlichman -Affront to Agnew -Speaker -Reaction -Ehrlichman’s previous conversation with Ziegler -Speaker and legal services -Agnew’s view -Possible speech with Agnew -Speaker -Agnew’s request Ireland
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-6 (cont.)
-Violence -Question from press, January 31, 1972 -Ziegler answer -Effect -State Department comment -Timing Henry A. Kissinger entered at 9:50 am. Ziegler left at 9:50 am. William P. Rogers -Meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Memorandum from Rogers -Content -President’s upcoming trip to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Kissinger’s memorandum of conversation -Kissinger’s concern -Possible talking points -Middle East problems -Dobrynin’s positions -Joseph J. Sisco -Leonid I. Brezhnev letter -Copy -Spirit of agreement -Timing -Alexander P. Haig, Jr. -Elliot L. Richardson -Memorandum from President to Rogers -President’s concerns -European Security Conference -President’s position -Middle East -Yitzhak Rabin meetings -Meeting with Gunnar Jarring -United Nations [UN] -Meeting with Moshe Dayan -Dobrynin request -Egyptians -Sisco
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-6 (cont.)
-Rogers -Haldeman’s previous conversation with Rogers -Tie to President’s reelection -Moscow visit -Israel -Need for no contradictions -President’s instructions -Dobrynin -Joseph M. Luns -Trade -European security -Possible hardline -Middle East -Moscow summit -Results -Peking and Moscow -Assessment -Talking points -Wording of Rogers memorandum -Moscow summit -State Department -Briefing of the President -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Papers The President’s schedule -Andre Malraux -Kissinger’s previous conversation with an unknown person Rogers -Message Personnel management -Peter G. Peterson -Connally -Testimony on trade -Milton Viorst article -Connally -Azores
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-6 (cont.)
An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 9:50 pm. The President’s schedule The unknown person left at an unknown time before 10:05 pm. Personnel management -Peterson -Memoranda -Connally -Party -Kissinger -Publicity of news story -Peter M. Flanigan -President’s instructions -Stans -East-West trade -Public relations -Commerce Department Public relations -Vietnam -Wall Street Journal article and editorials -News summary -Background of criticism -Support for the President’s policy -Patrick J. Buchanan -Unknown person -Line -Vietnam strategy -College student calls -Haldeman’s children -University of Minnesota -University of Los Angeles [UCLA] -President’s speech, January 25, 1972 -Reaction of students and professors -Kissinger -Andrei A. Gromyko role -Previous visit to the White House -Hanoi actions
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-6 (cont.)
President’s schedule -Unknown person -John W. McCormack -Location Haldeman and Kissinger left at 10:05 am.
Conversation No. 664-16 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:05 am and 12:16 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service agents] met. The President’s location -Cabinet Room The agents left at an unknown time before 12:16 pm.
Conversation No. 664-7 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:16 pm and 12:18 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull.
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-7 (cont.)
President’s schedule -John D. Ehrlichman -Pearl M. Bailey visit -Heart of the Year Award -John W. McCormack Bull left at an unknown time before 12:18 pm.
Conversation No. 664-8 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: 12:18 pm - 12:34 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman. Congressional relations -Welfare reform bill -Status -Pilot programs -Conservatives and liberals -Elliot L. Richardson press conference -Attendance -Press reaction -Effect of Richardson announcement -Abraham A. Ribicoff role -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan’s role -Ronald W. Reagan role -Possible disagreements -Ribicoff role -Pilot program -Liberal role -Final bill form -Use of Louisiana -Use of Delaware -Governor of Delaware [Russell W. Peterson]
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-8 (cont.)
-Delaware make up -Proximity to Washington, DC -Use of pilot programs -Amount of money allocated President’s schedule -Ehrlichman’s schedule -Ribicoff Stephen B. Bull entered at 12:23 pm. President’s schedule -Details of Pearl M. Bailey visit Legal services Bull left and Bailey, Dr. and Mrs. J. Willis Hurst, Ross Reid, Dr. James M. Hundley, Dr. Campbell Moses, M. Frederick Arkus, Herbert Cornell, Ehrlichman, Kenneth R. Cole, Jr., and James H. Cavanaugh entered at 12:23 pm; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings -Photographs Presentation of award from American Heart Association [AHA] -Purpose of award -Feeling for Bailey -Past accomplishments -Bailey’s position as volunteer ambassador at large -Burden of Presidency -Bailey -Talents -Concern with heart problems Fundraising -Research Signing of proclamation Presentation of gifts
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-8 (cont.)
[General conversation] -Philadelphia -Gifts -Upcoming trip by Bailey -Fund raising The President’s schedule -[Richard W. Mallary] Bailey, et al. left at 12:34 pm.
Conversation No. 664-9 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: 12:35 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. President’s conversation with John B. Connally -The President’s schedule -Meeting -Suggested remarks -Timing
Conversation No. 664-10 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: 12:35 pm - 12:41 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Mallary and Richard K. Cook; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting.
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-10 (cont.)
Greetings -Photographs -Cook
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Congress -Committee assignments -President’s advice -Robert T. Stafford and George D. Aiken -Advancement -Committees -Appropriations, Ways and Means -Post Office, Civil Service -District of Columbia -Agriculture -Agriculture Committee -Aiken -Farm bill -80th Congress -Mallary preference -Gerald R. Ford -Government Operations Committee -Experience with agricultural issues -Government reorganization Presentation of gifts Living accommodations -Children
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-10 (cont.)
-Gifts -President’s advice Mr. and Mrs. Mallary left at 12:41 pm.
Conversation No. 664-11 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:41 pm and 12:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull and Alexander P. Butterfield. President’s schedule -Signings -John W. McCormack -Location Bull and Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:43 pm.
Conversation No. 664-12 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:41 pm and 12:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President’s schedule -Meeting -Timing Bull left at an unknown time before 12:43 pm.
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 664-13 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:41 pm and 12:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person. Request for Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. [The President talked with Haig at an unknown time between 12:41 pm and 12:43 pm.] Henry A. Kissinger’s schedule -Location John W. McCormack -Visit to President -Briefing by Haig -Haig’s schedule The President met with McCormack at 12:43 pm; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings -Pearl M. Bailey meeting -Request for refreshments -McCormack schedule -Feelings for McCormack
McCormack role -Bipartisan meetings -Lyndon B. Johnson -President’s upcoming trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Carl B. Albert -Previous conversation with the President -Bryce N. Harlow -Relationship with the President -General briefings -Representative of US -Availability
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-13 (cont.)
-Anastasio Somoza Debayle -Death of Danish King Frederik IX -Johnson -Johnson-Theodore (“Teddy”) Roosevelt -[Duke of Windsor] Edward VIII -Representative -Somoza -McCormack meeting -Location and timing -Jim Fitzgerald role -Attendance at West Point -Somoza’s relationship with Fitzgerald An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 12:43 pm. Gratitude The unknown man left at an unknown time before 1:00 pm.
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National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Vietnam -North Vietnamese attack -South Vietnam -Peace proposals -Further concessions -Communist government in South Vietnam -Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu resignation -Upcoming elections
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-13 (cont.)
-International supervision -Withdrawal of US forces -Ceasefire and prisoners of war [POWs] -McCormack view -Advice to Johnson -Free elections -International supervision -United Nations [UN] -Ceasefire -Support -North and South Vietnam
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The President’s forthcoming trips to the PRC and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] Congressional concerns -Views of McCormack and President -Similarity -House un-American Activities Committee [HUAC] -McCormack’s support as majority leader State of Nation -McCormack’s opinion -Pearl Harbor -Recovery -Amount of time -Current defense -Need for readiness
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-13 (cont.)
-Defense budget -John C. Stennis and F. Edward Hebert -McCormack’s recent talk with Hebert -Lucious Mendel Rivers -Need for strength -Gerald R. Ford -Support for the President’s January 25, 1972 peace proposals -Hebert -Modern warfare -Preparations -McCormack’s comments at dedication -Cook -Pearl Harbor -Drawbacks -Preparation -Necessity -Need for top spot -Potential encouragement to US enemies -Importance emphasized Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:43 pm. The President’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 1:00 pm. PRC trip -Timing -Europeans -Japanese -Schedule -The President’s upcoming meetings -Information on PRC -President’s reading -McCormack -PRC ideology -PRC women -Radicalism in politics Women -Comparisons to men in politics
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-13 (cont.)
-Emotion compared to reason -PRC -Clothing -McCormack -Women’s liberation Farewells -Return visit -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Catholics -Knights of Malta -History -The Crusades -Military -Hospitallers of St. John -M. Harriet (Joyce) McCormack -Pope Pius XII -Feeling for communism McCormack left at 1:00 pm.
Conversation No. 664-14 Date: February 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:00 pm and 1:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. President’s schedule -Executive Office Building [EOB] Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:03 pm.
Conversation No. 664-15
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-14 (cont.)
Date: February 2, 1972 Time: 1:03 pm - 1:36 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. John W. McCormack -Career -House of Representatives John B. Connally -Productivity Commission -Business in 1990 speech by President, February 7, 1972 -Connally suggestion -Connally speeches -William L. Safire role -President’s instructions Welfare reform -Compromise -John D. Ehrlichman -Abraham A. Ribicoff role -Ronald W. Reagan supporters -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan supporters -Benefits to President -Reagan -Guaranteed income Social issues -Ribicoff’s view -Democrat strategy -Medicaid and Medicare -Lack of testing -Contributions of President -Historical perspective -People’s Republic of China [PRC] initiative -Social reform Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 1:06 pm. Press conference
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-15 (cont.)
-Interest in Edmund S. Muskie’s Vietnam peace plan Muskie speech, February 2, 1972 -Attendance -Number of press -Citizens committee -John O. Pastore -Robert W. Scott -Leonard Woodcock -Esther Peterson -Myrlie (Beasley) Evers -Medgar Evers -Ecology speech -Unknown Presbyterian Church for women -Vietnam problems -Clark M. Clifford role -The environment -Media coverage -Criticism by Muskie -Proposal for peace -Withdrawal of troops -Saigon government -Patrick J. Buchanan rebuttal -Proposed ceasefire -Henry A. Kissinger -Clifford role -Possible communication with Muskie -The President’s recent talk with Kissinger -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Withdrawal -Need for rebuttal -Possible reaction to Muskie’s remarks -Press questions -Thrust -White House staff -Gerald L. Warren -Diane Sawyer -Relation of Muskie to President -Possible story by the networks -Rebuttal by administration -Kissinger role
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-15 (cont.)
-Content -Playing politics with peace -Charles W. Colson -President’s instructions -Muskie awareness of proposals -John A. Scali role -Media coverage -William P. Rogers’s role -Content -Muskie’s view -Rebuttal -Connally -Barry M. Goldwater -Connally -Rogers’s role -Scali -Ziegler -Muskie -Initiative by administration -Support for peace proposals -North Vietnamese action Ziegler left at 1:13 pm. -Buchanan -Public reaction to the President’s peace proposals -Haldeman’s children’s reaction -Wall Street Journal article -”Bad rap” for President -Muskie Justice Department suit against Associated Milk Producers, Inc [AMPI] -John N. Mitchell -Newspaper article -Statement by Attorney General -Contributions -The President’s previous conversation with unknown Chicago contact -Republican National Committee [RNC] [?] -Mitchell -Ralph Nader role -Lawsuit [Nader v. Butz]
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-15 (cont.)
-Fund investigation -Anti-trust action Death of the King of Nepal [King Mahendra Bir Bikram] -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -President’s instructions -Note of condolence to Crown Prince Birendra -Kissinger -Relationship with the President -Trip to Washington Justice Department suit against AMPI -Ehrlichman role -President’s instructions to Haldeman -Connally reaction -Effect on administration position -Mitchell John A. Volpe -Television show -Mitchell -Price Trade -Peter M. Flanigan -Haldeman’s upcoming conversation -Peter G. Peterson Rogers -Instructions -Kissinger public image -Purpose -Publicity -Focus on President -Election -Problems in management -Haldeman -Agreement with the President Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:13 pm.
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-15 (cont.)
Funeral of policemen [Gregory P. Foster and Rocco Laurie] -Attendance at funeral -John V. (“Jack”) Brennan -Background of policemen -Vietnam service record -Race of policemen -Attendance -Flowers -Call to relatives -Attendance -Price’s office -Notes of condolence -Brennan Bull left at an unknown time before 1:36 pm. Social issues -Ribicoff’s concern -Democrat approach -Use of massive programs -Russell B. Long -Ehrlichman concerns -Public relations -Pragmatism -Elliot Richardson -Congressional action -Public relations -Adoption of program -Previous statements by President -Adequacy of program -Support on campuses -History of support -Shifts in attitude -State of the Union address Commissions -Connally -Productivity Commission -Participation -Frustration -Drawbacks
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 664-15 (cont.)
-Possible burden keeping commissions happy -Meetings with President -President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board [PFIAB] -Kissinger -Timing -President’s trip to the PRC President’s schedule -History -Kissinger role -Difficulty -Presentations -Award -Medals of Honor -Congressional contact -Drawbacks -Complaints -Disappointed appointment seekers -Effect -Other administrations -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Cabinet -National Security Council [NSC] -Press conferences -Camp David trip -Timing -Michael J. Mansfield -Reception Haldeman left at 1:36 pm.