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Date: 
Feb 16, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 673-1 Date: February 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:25 pm and 3:44 pm Location: Oval Office An unknown man [Secret Service agent?] talked with an unknown person.. [Unintelligible]
Conversation No. 673-2 Date: February 16, 1972 Time: 3:44 pm - 4:14 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Greetings Choice of eyeglasses -Instructions
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2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-2 (cont.)
President’s schedule -Forthcoming trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Well-wishers -Calls -Prayer groups -Unknown people -Possible gift -Lyndon B. Johnson’s letter -J. Edgar Hoover -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Bess (Wallace) Truman -The President’s birthday message -Walter H. Annenberg note -[David] Kenneth Rush -Henry A. Kissinger -Martin J. Hillenbrand -Possible appointment -Peter M. Flanigan -Ronald W. Reagan and Nancy (Davis) Reagan -Anniversary -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Schedule -Lunch -San Clemente -Letter -Dictation of letter to Johnson -PRC trip -Appreciation for wishes -Possible briefing ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 53s ]
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3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-2 (cont.)
Letters -Reading -Work involved -Woods Alan Brown’s call to President -Return -Mrs. Nixon -Alexander P. Butterfield -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Tricia Nixon Cox -Return of call -Woods -President’s instructions The President’s schedule -The President’s work -Reading -National Security Council [NSC] -Domestic policy and problems
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The President’s schedule
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-2 (cont.)
Typing -Completion -Proofing -Book -Fastening -Labeling -President’s instructions PRC trip -People’s views Manolo Sanchez, Zosimo T. Monzon Woods left and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 3:56 pm. Domestic matters
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Ambassadors -West Germany -Hillenbrand -Possible selection -1972 election -Kissinger -Training -Rush -Relocation Appointments
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-2 (cont.)
-Assistant secretaries -Chief of Protocol -Frederic V. Malek -Marion H. Smoak -James J. Reynolds -Contribution -Amount -Smoak -Strom Thurmond -L. Nicholas Ruwe -John J. Rhodes -John C. Whitaker -Patrick J. Buchanan -Ruwe -Mrs. Nixon -Ruwe -Ambassadorship -Portugal -[Ridgeway B. Knight] -Chief of Protocol -Description of position -Reynolds -Trips -Trips -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Foreign visitors -Turk [Nihat Erim] -Mexican [Luis Echeverria Alvarez] -1972 campaign -Smoak -Ruwe
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-2 (cont.)
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-Ambassadorship -Portugal -President’s opinion -Hunting Malek -Responsiveness of government -Domestic Council -Office of Management and Budget [OMB] -Charles W. Colson -John D. Ehrlichman -Colson -Malek
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7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-2 (cont.)
-Committee to Re-elect the President [CRP] -Maurice H. Stans -Finance -Colson -Malek -John N. Mitchell’s view PRC trip -Woods -Letters -Hoover -Johnson -Hoover -Hoover -Liberals -Conservatives -Ehrlichman -Life -Princeton University group -Spiro T. Agnew -Cameras -Leaders -Possible departure plan -Michael J. Mansfield -Hugh Scott -Airport -Gerald R. Ford -Possible photograph opportunity -Spirit of ‘76 -Farewell ceremony -Mansfield -Unknown person Haldeman left at 4:14 pm.
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 673-3 Date: February 16, 1972 Time: 4:15 pm - 5:38 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Bangladesh aid -Humanitarian relief -Amount -Bureaucracy -Joseph J. Sisco People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip -Haig -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Vietnam -Offensive -North Vietnam -President’s instructions -Possible criticism -Chinese -Significance of President’s visit -Kissinger’s lunch at San Souci -Dr. David K.E. Bruce -Good wishes for the President -Phil Potter Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 4:20 pm. Additions -Bags Butterfield left at 4:22 pm.
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-3 (cont.)
PRC trip -Potter -Theodore H. (“Teddy”) White -Call to Kissinger -Press -Briefings -Communist countries -The President’s and Kissinger’s previous trips -Nikita S. Khrushchev, 1959 -Press -Exhibition -Debates -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon’s schedule -Opera -Mao Tse-tung -Communiqué -Language -President’s suggestion for Kissinger -Marshall Green -William P. Rogers -Taiwan, Republic of China -Trade -US position -Talks -Mao Tse-tung -Chou En-lai -Foreign minister -Trade -State Department interest -Rogers, Green -Rogers -Kissinger -Kissinger’s view -Communiqué -Revolution -First draft -Taiwan -Mao Tse-tung -Potential problems with the communiqué
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-3 (cont.)
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TAIWAN
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-Talking points -Leaders -Domestic matters -Plane -Arrival in Hawaii -Press -Ronald L. Ziegler -Upcoming conversation with Kissinger -Previous discussions with the press -Movie -Haig -Kissinger -Plane -Press conference -Prepared statement -President’s upcoming meeting with Congressional leaders -Ziegler -Briefings -Communiqué -Communiqué -Release -Possible timing -The President’s announcement -Peking -Shanghai -Hangchow
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-3 (cont.)
-Return to Washington, DC -The President’s statement -Kissinger -Background work -Treaty with Taiwan -Shanghai -Release -October 1971 -Chou En-Lai -Rogers -Role -State Department -Draft -Rogers -Knowledge of parallel communiqué -Formosa -Agreement -South Korea -Japan -US defense commitments -Peking -Formosa -Wording -Renunciation of forces -State Department -Pacific -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Chinese -Self-restraint -Pacific -Issues for agreement and disagreement -Rogers -Chou En-lai -Kissinger draft -Chou En-lai -Press -October 1971 Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:22 pm. Richard G. Kleindienst
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-3 (cont.)
-Arrival John D. Ehrlichman -Meeting with the President Memorandum -Ziegler -Kissinger -Press -Hawaii -PRC -Technical matters -Questions -Movie Bull left at an unknown time before 4:34 pm.. PRC trip -Agenda -Chinese -Notes -Vietnam -Vietnam -Talking points -Possible change in time -USSR -President’s future trips -Staff -Cabinet officers -Attendance on future trips -Briefing books -Rogers -Calls to Kissinger -Unknown investment firm -New York -Council on Foreign Relations -Ziegler -Patrick J. Buchanan [?] Kissinger left and John D. Ehrlichman entered at 4:34 pm.
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-3 (cont.)
Kleindienst -Briefing paper -Confirmation -Jerris Leonard Leonard [Law Enforcement Assistance Administration [LEAA?]] -White House Kleindienst entered at 4:36 pm. Greetings PRC trip Confirmation Jews Election John N. Mitchell -Praise for Kleindienst Kleindienst -Attorney General post -Mitchell -Relationship with the President Politics -Mitchell Busing Kleindienst appointment -Role as Attorney General -Staff -Morale -White House -Relationship -Inter-departmental conflict
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-3 (cont.)
-Reputation as a “team player” -Narcotics -President’s request -John B. Connally -Working relationship -Call from Kleindienst -Connally’s location -President’s remarks -Kleindienst’s upcoming conversation with Connally -Relationship -Similar position -White House -Department of Justice [DOJ] -Possible problems -Connally -Housing -Busing -Ehrlichman -Role -Edward L. Morgan -John W. Dean, III -Civil Rights Division -David L. Norman -Kleindienst -Comparisons to Mitchell -Civil rights issues -PRC -Political volatility -Ehrlichman -News summaries -Mitchell -Deputy Director -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III -Praise from Kleindienst -Housing issue -Cabinet -George W. Romney -Proposal -Request from Kleindienst -Housing -Romney
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-3 (cont.)
-Mitchell -Ehrlichman -DOJ -Busing -Civil Rights Division -Office of Legal Counsel -Ralph E. Erickson and William H. Rehnquist -Office of Legal Council -Camp David -Erickson -Norman’s involvement -Sensitivity as issue -Compared to wage and price controls -Housing -Forest Hills -Jews -Airplane -Miami -John V. Lindsay -Housing -As issue -Law, politics -Kleindienst’s experience -Confirmation -Issues -Policy papers -Morgan -Housing -Confirmation -Questions -Briefing -The President’s intended responses -Federal support -Communities -Chicago Congressmen -Long Island -Relevance of issues -St. Louis -Blackjack case -Atlanta -Congressmen
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-3 (cont.)
-Blackjack case -Mitchell -Integration -Forced -Government -President’s view -Busing -Race issue -Reverse racism -Political volatility -Confirmation -White House -Working relationship with Ehrlichman -Deniability for the President -Anti-trust -Unknown person -Rehnquist -Politics -Moratorium -Unknown person -Politics -International Business Machines [IBM] -Peter M. Flanigan -S. Stephen Karalekas -Meeting with Kleindienst -Timing -Bureaucrats -Karalekas -Richard W. McLaren -Purpose of meetings -DOJ -The President’s re-election -Activism of Administration -Busing -Howard H. Baker, Jr. -Constitutional amendment -Court action -Kleindienst -Meeting -William E. Brock, III -Robert P. Griffin
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-3 (cont.)
-Mitchell -Timing -DOJ -Support of amendment -DOJ -Possible intervention -Earl Warren Court “Nixon Court”
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-White House staff -Blacks -Forthcoming meeting -Statement -Brief -Brown vs. Board of Education -Alexander M. Bickel -Supreme Court -Constitution interpretation -Education -Constitutional amendment -Lawyers -Amendments -The President’s view on busing -Michael J. Mansfield -Hugh Scott -William Raspberry -Washington Post -Education
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-3 (cont.)
-Race -Symbolism -Black leadership -Potential criticism of Edmund S. Muskie -Opposition to amendment -Percentage -Vote in 1968 -Elliot Richardson -Swann vs. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education -School districts -Richardson -Possible busing lawsuits -Romney -Paper -Education -National television address -Constitutional amendment -Paper -Ehrlichman -Camp David -George P. Shultz -Cabinet committee -Chairman -Role -California -Weather -Florida -Camp David -Aspen Lodge -Erickson -Guidance -The President -Ehrlichman -Dual school system -Clauses -Draft -Simplicity -Attorney General -Congress -Amendment -President’s view
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-3 (cont.)
-Muskie -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Today show -Appearance -Agnew’s opinion on the Constitutional amendment -Timing -The President’s press conference, February 10, 1972 -Women -Supreme Court -President’s view -Mitchell -Chief Justice [Warren E. Burger] -Preparation for position -Ku Klux Klan [KKK] -Number qualified -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -[Marina Von N. Whitman] -Law school attendance -Number of women -The President’s experience -Kleindienst -Meetings with Ehrlichman -Timing -Work relationship -Meetings with the President -Mitchell -Bureaucrats -White House -Cooperation Salary of Cabinet officers -Amount -Confirmation -Swearing-in Shultz entered at 5:08 pm. Shultz -Busing -Cabinet committee
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-3 (cont.)
-Chairman -Ehrlichman -Conference -Camp David -Kleindienst Busing -Lawyers -Paper -Compared to brief in Brown vs. Board of Education -Quality education -Administration goal -Amendment -Possible end to busing -Inferior education -Speech by the President -Television -Integrated education -Potential results -Equal education for all children -Freedom of choice -Example -Amendment -Liberals -Principle -Consequence -Racial strife -Level of education -Quality and quality -Kleindienst’s confirmation -Shultz -Cabinet committee -Meeting -Timing -Ehrlichman -Agnew’s statement -Press conference -Cabinet committee -Timing of meeting -Attorney General -Richardson
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-3 (cont.)
-Shultz -Ehrlichman -Kleindienst -Blacks -Opinions -The President’s schedule Kleindienst left at 5:14 pm. PRC trip -Shultz -Ehrlichman -Haig -Agnew -Role -Cabinet meeting -Domestic Council -Cabinet meeting -Rogers -Domestic Council Economy -Administration action -Compared to appearance -Controls -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Wage and price controls -Dr. Jackson (“Dan”) Grayson, Jr. -[George H. Boldt] -Policy -White House -Connally -Cost of Living Council [COLC] -International spokesman -Connally’s work schedule -Allocation of time -Staff -Wage and price board -Rumsfeld -Ehrlichman -Shultz, Ehrlichman
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-3 (cont.)
-Narcotics -Possible meeting -Timing -Rumsfeld Labor disputes -Teamsters Union -Dock strike -Wage board -Activity -Teamsters -Public support -Connally -Rumsfeld -Dock strike -Possible damage to the economy -Wage board -Shultz’s possible work with Arnold R. Weber -Docks -Productivity gains -Contract -Cost of living clause absence -Wage Board -Shultz talk with Connally -Congress -Possible injunction -Possible scenario -British -Coal settlement -Criticism -Camp David -Bill -Signing -10-day period -Executive Board -Contract -Approval -Voting structure -Process -Possible results -Law
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-3 (cont.)
-Signing -PRC -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Cable -Haldeman -PRC -Teamsters -Chicago local -General contract -Frank E. Fitzsimmons -Pay Board -Press -Criticism -Members -Aerospace industry -Dock workers -Attitude Economy -Controls -Price Commission -Staff -Increase -Controls -Public view -Poll -Rumsfeld -Wall Street Journal -Public view -Harvard University Club -Meeting -Liberals -Unions -New York -Conservatives -Liberals -Age -Alumni -Child development -Liberals -Conservatives
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-3 (cont.)
-Wages -Prices -Unions -Arthur F. Burns meeting -Shultz -Ehrlichman -Convertibility -Money supply -Budget -Value-added tax [VAT] -Spending for January 1972 -Defense -Assistant secretaries, comptroller -Meetings -Connally -Shultz’s meeting -Possible return to convertibility -The President’s view -Burns -Talk with Ehrlichman -Shultz’s letter -Possible signature -President’s instructions to Butterfield -Cabinet Room meeting -Wage and price controls -Rumsfeld -As political issue -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Memorandum -VAT -Meat prices -Possible Administration response -Decision paper -Imports -Expansion -John C. Whitaker -Proposed figure -Cattle growers -Earl L. Butz -Housewives -Support
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-3 (cont.)
-Ehrlichman -Butz -Connally -Mitchell -Bargaining -Farm prices -Butz -Television appearance -Cost -Middleman -Wage cost -Processing -Food prices -Meat -Fish -Consumption -Types of fish -Consumerism -Environmentalism -Maurice H. Stans -Saccharin PRC trip Shultz’s and Ehrlichman’s schedule -Camp David The President’s schedule Economy -Connally -Shultz’s responsibilities -Rumsfeld -Rumsfeld -Talk with the President -Schedule -Connally Schedule -Texas -Rumsfeld -Meeting
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 673-3 (cont.)
-Cattle growers -Food prices -Whitaker -Unions Labor -Unions -Construction -Meeting with the President -Votes -President’s view -George Meany -Budget briefing -Response -Stephen D. Bechtel -Ideas PRC trip The President’s schedule -Barber Ehrlichman and Shultz left at 5:38 pm.