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Date: 
Mar 07, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 679-1 Date: March 7, 1972 Time: 7:55 am - 8:03 am Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman. The President’s forthcoming meeting with the Republican Congressional Leadership -Welfare reform and revenue sharing -Briefing paper -Charls E. Walker -Elliot L. Richardson -Ehrlichman -Wallace F. Bennett -John W. Byrnes -International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] -Alexander P. Butterfield -William E. Timmons -Welfare reform and revenue sharing -Bennett -Committee bill -Ehrlichman’s view ITT case -Richard G. Kleindienst -Dita D. Beard’s doctor -Meeting with Ehrlichman -Prospects -Beard -Testimony -Roman L. Hruska -Marlow W. Cook -Philip A. Hart -Edward M. Kennedy -Birch E. Bayh, Jr. -Witnesses -Jack N. Anderson -Anderson’s assitant -Questioning -Cook -Type
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Dick Herman -Contributions -Circumstances -Statement issued -Convention -San Diego -Republicans -Testimony -Memorandum -Talk with Ehrlichman Stephen B. Bull entered at 8:03 am. Cabinet Room meeting -Republican Congressional leaders The President, Ehrlichman, and Bull left at 8:03 am.
Conversation No. 679-16 Date: March 7, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:03 am and 9:58 am Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret Service] agents met. The President’s location -Cabinet Room [Unintelligible] An unknown agent talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 8:03 and 9:58 am. [Conversation 679-16A] [Unintelligible] [End of telephone conversation]
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The unknown agents left at an unknown time before 9:58 am.
Conversation No. 679-2 Date: March 7, 1972 Time: 9:58 am - 10:02 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. Allen Smith, Clark MacGregor , and William E. Timmons. [General conversation] -Photographs John W. Byrnes -Possible meeting with MacGregor -John D. Ehrlichman Busing -Constitutional amendment -MacGregor -Meeting with Timmons, Ehrlichman, George P. Shultz and Gerald R. Ford Congressional activities -The President’s view -Democratic National Convention -Republican National Convention -Appropriations Bill -Speaker of the House [Carl B. Albert] -Conclusion of business -Timing -Republican National Convention -Leslie C. Arends -Roman L. Hruska -Dinner -Wallace F. Bennett -Ehrlichman -The People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip -American public opinion
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Smith, MacGregor, and Timmons left at 10:02 am.
Conversation No. 679-3 Date: March 7, 1972 Time: Unknown after 10:02 am until 10:05 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President’s schedule -Earl L. Butz and Richard E. Lyng -National Advisory Committee on Child Nutrition Report -Timing -Press briefing -Length of meeting Butterfield left at 10:05 am.
Conversation No. 679-4 Date: March 7, 1972 Time: 10:07 am - 10:48 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. The People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Taiwan, Republic of China -James L. Buckley -Talk with Kissinger -William F. Buckley, Jr. -The President’s talk with Chou En-Lai -US presence in Asia -Communique
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-William Buckley -James Buckley’s view ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [National Security] [Duration: 24s ]
TAIWAN
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ***************************************************************** -Message from PRC -Kissinger’s view -PRC acceptance of delegation -Establishment of communications channel -State Department Greece US military aid PRC -Letter to Mao Tse-tung -Letter to Chou En-lai -Statements by non-White House personnel -William P. Rogers -Press -House of Representatives and Senate -Number of responses to statements -Vietnam -Bombing -The President’s meeting with Chou En-lai -Postponement of meeting between the US and North Vietnam -Chinese reaction -North Vietnamese -Significance of timing -Offensive
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-The President’s view -Public opinion -Kissinger’s view -Le Duc Tho -Peking And Moscow -Chinese -Rogers -Hugh Scott’s statement US recognition of Bangladesh -Statement by the State Department -Announcement -Rogers -The President’s view -Timing -Kissinger’s view -Possible Congressional action -Mujibur Rahman -Communiqué with the Soviet Union -PRC -India -Unknown country PRC -PRC relations with the US Vietnam -Postponement of meeting -Kissinger’s forthcoming trip to Paris -Timing -Rogers’s forthcoming trip to South America -Kissinger’s talk with the Israeli ambassador -Soviet negotiations Newsweek article -Rogers -State Department -Morale -Joseph McCarthy era -Kissinger’s talk with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Joseph W. and Stewart J. O. Alsop -The PRC trip
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-Report in Time magazine -Chinese officials -Questions on treatment of Rogers -Interaction with PRC officials -The President’s role -Chou En-lai -Kissinger’s role -Shanghai -Shanghai Communiqué -Marshall Green -Source of recent stories -Replacement -Stewart Alsop -[David] Kenneth Rush -News summary -Newsweek -Time magazine -The President’s preparation for the PRC trip -Shanghai Communiqué -London Times -Writers -Kissinger’s view -John F. Kennedy -Television -John A. Scali PRC trip -Presidential image -Toasts -Meetings -Kissinger’s previous conversation with Haldeman -Kissinger’s call to a television producer on the West Coast -Chou En-lai -Rogers Kissinger’s schedule The President’s schedule -Forthcoming presentation of the National Advisory Committee on Child Nutrition Report -Time -Florida
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 ****************************************************************************** International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case Haldeman entered at 10:28 am. State Department -Joseph and Stewart Alsop -Rogers’s press conference The President’s schedule -Possible meeting with Rogers -Timing -Congress -Status of Secretary of State -The President’s meeting with Mao Tse-tung -The President’s meeting with congressional leadership -Rogers -Previous meeting with Haldeman -Alsop -State Department -Statements about the PRC trip -Shanghai Communiqué -Green -Time magazine -Chinese perception of Rogers -Articles critical of Rogers -Newsweek Kissinger’s schedule -Meeting with John B. Connally
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Press -Local press -News summary -American public opinion -News magazines -Ronald L. Ziegler -Writing press -Television -State Department -Rogers -The President’s meeting with Mao Tse-tung -Questions from Congress -Administration strategy for negotiations -Plenary sessions -Chou En-lai -Foreign ministers -White House -Forthcoming US-Soviet summit -Statements -Rogers -Congressional leaders -Cabinet -Time and Newsweek -Issue -Significance -Secretaries of State -Previous Presidential trips -Dean Rusk -John F. Kennedy -Europe -Nassau -John Foster Dulles -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Rogers -The President’s previous trips -Asia -Vietnam -Romania -The President’s view -Meeting with the President -Haldeman’s participation -W[illiam]Stuart Symington
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Eisenhower’s support of the President -Haldeman’s view -Kissinger’s view -Previous Secretaries of State -Bureaucracy -Rogers -Congressional leaders meeting -John D. Ehrlichman’s reaction -Meeting with State Department officials -Emil (“Bus”) Mosbacher, Jr. -Foreign minister-level discussions -Forthcoming US-Soviet summit -Andrei A. Gromyko -The President’s meeting with Mao Tse-tung -Chou En-lai -The President’s forthcoming meeting with Leonid I. Brezhnev -Rogers’s participation -The President’s meetings with foreign ministers -Receiving lines -Plenary sessions -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr. -Max Frankel -Press -Joseph Alsop -State Department statements -The President’s PRC trip -Shanghai Communiqué -Stewart Alsop -Haldeman’s view -Kissinger’s backgrounder -The President’s forthcoming meeting with Rogers -The President’s view -Benjamin C. Bradlee -Rogers’s meeting with editorial staff of the Washington Post -The President’s view -Kissinger’s view -Rogers compared to Clark M. Clifford State Department -Cambodia -Kissinger’s view -Settlement
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-Sihanoukville -Vietnam -Vietnam -PRC -The President’s meeting with Mao Tse-tung -Rogers Kissinger left at 10:47 am. The President’s schedule -Charles W. Colson -Unknown man -Meeting -Time -The President’s view -State dinner for Nihat Erim, March 21, 1972 Haldeman left at 10:48 am.
Conversation No. 679-5 Date: March 7, 1972 Time: 10:48 am - 10:49 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Meeting -National Advisory Committee on Child Nutrition -Handshaking -Press photograph Bull left at 10:49 am.
Conversation No. 679-6
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: March 7, 1972 Time: 10:49 am - 10:57 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield, Bennett Applegate, Ruth Huenemann, Jacqueline Johnson, Josephine Martin, John F. Murphy, Dale Farnell, Edward Schwartzkopf, Cola D. Watson, Roger Whitcomb, Richard E. Lyng, Edward J. Hekman, Herbert D. Rorex and Russell H. James; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. [General conversation] Introductions -Members of the National Advisory Committee on Child Nutrition Report on child nutrition -Committee’s work -Congress -Quality -Time -Nutrition Gifts to the committee The committee’s work -Earl L. Butz [General conversation] Applegate, et al. left at 10:57 am. Meeting concluded Butterfield left at 10:57 am.
Conversation No. 679-7 Date: March 7, 1972
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Time: 10:57 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 21-8]
Conversation No. 679-8 Date: March 7, 1972 Time: 10:57 am - 12:31 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Florida trip -Rest -The People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip The President talked with Timothy G. Elbourne between 10:57 am and 10:58 am. [Conversation No. 679-8A] [See Conversation No. 21-9] [End of telephone conversation] William P. Rogers -The President’s view -The President’s remarks at Andrews Air Force Base, February 28, 1972 -The President’s meeting with Mao Tse-tung -Chou En-lai -Newsweek -Press clippings -State Department The President’s schedule -John B. Connally meeting -Time
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-Meeting on economic issues -Wage Board and Price Commission -Rogers meeting -The President’s view -Haldeman -Possible line -Henry A. Kissinger -Backgrounder -Haldeman’s view Rogers -PRC trip -Mao Tse-tung meeting -Rogers’s attendance -Press -Marshall Green -Stewart J. O. Alsop [?] -Kissinger -State Department -Stewart Alsop [?] and Kissinger -Columnists -Understanding of totalitarian society -Role of foreign minister -Kissinger -The President’s view -John A. Scali -Work with Congress -Press conference -Haldeman’s view -Bryce N. Harlow -Kissinger International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case -Television coverage -Dita Beard memorandum -Press -Beard’s doctor
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The President’s schedule -Patrick J. Buchanan -Meeting 1972 campaign -High School poll -Detroit Free Press
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-Votes -Dixville Notch, New Hampshire -News shows -Democrats -Edmund S. Muskie -George S. McGovern -Republicans -The President American Broadcasting Company [ABC] news documentary -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -PRC trip
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Timing -Kissinger Rogers -Kissinger -Shanghai Communiqué -Scali -Marvin L. [?] Kalb -Ziegler, Richard A. Moore -Talk with Haldeman Schools -Neil H. McElroy Commission -Report -Multiracial experience -Blacks -Mexicans -Jews -Catholics -Christian Scientists ITT case -Strategy -Charles W. Colson -Big business -Press reports -Coverage -White House involvement -Campaign -Beard -Memorandum -Lobbyists -Compared to Congressional staff Television publicity for the PRC trip -ABC news documentary -Mrs. Nixon -Possible perception -Report to the nation -Rogers -Television appearances -Kissinger
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Rogers -The President -Marvin L. Kalb -Herbert G. Klein -Television -Haldeman’s view -Timing -PRC trip -Rogers -Television appearance -Sunday talk shows -New Hampshire primary -Florida primary -Kissinger -PRC -Paul N. (“Pete”) McCloskey, Jr. -John N. Ashbrook Rogers -Previous talk with Haldeman -Stewart Alsop [?] article -State Department -PRC trip -Columnists -Kissinger -Rogers’s meeting with Chou En-lai -State Department’s view -Taiwan, Republic of China -Japan -Korea -Soviet Union -Connally’s view -Haldeman’s view -Forthcoming US-Soviet summit -Plenary session -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Compared to Mao Tse-tung -Planning sessions -Kissinger -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Meeting with the President -Planning sessions for PRC trip
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Marshall Green -State Department -Session on biological warfare -Loyalty -White House The President talked with John D. Ehrlichman at an unknown time between 10:58 am and 11:35 am. [Conversation No. 679-8B] Request for Ehrlichman to come to the Oval Office [End of telephone conversation] Buchanan -Possible resignation -Shelley A. (Scarney) Buchanan -Kissinger, Ehrlichman and Haldeman meeting -Buchanan’s career potential -Editorial writer -St. Louis Globe-Democrat -Chicago Tribune -Richard Blumentahal [?] Ehrlichman entered at 11:35 am. The President left at an unknown time between 11:35 and 11:41 am. -Meeting with Haldeman -Possible resignation -Shelley Buchanan The President re-entered at an unknown time between 11:35 and 11:41 am. -Resignation of staff members -The President’s view -Possible resignation -Haldeman’s view -Role in PRC trip -Shanghai Communiqué -Toasts
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Take-off speeches -Hawaii -Guam -Arrival statements -Alaska -Writing skill -Arrival statement -Staff as consultants -The President’s view -Speechwriting -Press relations -Possible resignation -Lack of substantive work -News summaries -Press conferences -Memoranda -Ehrlichman Kissinger entered at 11:41 am. PRC trip -Connally -Forthcoming talk with Kissinger -Shanghai Communiqué -Rogers -State Department -Secretaries of State -Presence on trips -Rogers’s efforts at previous summits -The President’s meeting with Georges J. R. Pompidou -Azores -Kissinger’s efforts -Connally
PRC Trip -Rogers -Status of PRC Foreign Minister -Rogers possible meeting with Chou En-lai -Secretaries Of State -Andrei A. Gromyko
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Politburo -Chinese -Rogers and Kissinger -The President’s first meeting with Chou En-lai -Rogers’s meeting with the PRC Foreign Minister -US presence in Asia -The President’s initial speech -Chou En-lai -Kissinger’s view -Rogers -Rogers’s statements -Cabinet meeting -US presence in Asia -Africa -Memoranda of conversations -Timing -John H. Holdridge -Winston Lord -Green
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PRC
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-Rogers’s meeting with Chou En-lai -State Department -Chinese -Time Magazine -Hugh S. Sidey -Kissinger -Green
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Shanghai Communiqué -The President’s view -Meeting with foreign leaders -Latin America -Leaks -The President’s meeting with Mao Tse-tung -Soviet summit -Rogers -State Department -Previous talk with Haldeman -Forthcoming meeting with the President Issues facing the President -Foreign policy -Busing -Welfare reform -The President’s forthcoming meeting with Rogers -Re-election -ITT case -John N. Mitchell PRC Trip -The President’s meetings with Chou En-lai -Mao Tse-tung -Ceremonies -Rogers -Shanghai Communiqué -Meeting with Haldeman -Kissinger -Changes to the communiqué -Politburo -Drafting -October draft -Concessions -Taiwan -Forthcoming US-Soviet summit -Foreign policy -White House -State Department -Media -State Department’s efforts -Significance
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-India-Pakistan war -Rogers -Press conference -Taiwan -Memorandum -Report on foreign policy -Kissinger’s view-Connally -Meeting with Kissinger -Meeting with Haldeman -The President’s meeting with Pompidou -Azores Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:41 am. Forthcoming promotion ceremonies Bull left at an unknown time before 12:02 pm. Busing -Constitutional amendment -Congressional leaders -Blacks Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Haig, Jr., Barbara E. Haig, Alonzo Fox, John K. Andrews, John V. Brennan and Bull entered at 12:02 pm; the White House photographer was present. Greetings Photographs Beard -Doctor’s testimony Haig’s work Haig, et al., except Bull left at 12:04 pm. The President’s schedule -Vernon C. Coffey, Jr. and family Bull left and Coffey, Sarah Coffey, Karen Coffey, Vernon C. Coffey, III, Craig Coffey, Andrews, Brennan, and Brig. Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft entered at 12:04 pm; the White House photographer
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
was present. Greetings Photographs Haig Coffey’s promotion Presentation of gifts Vacation Coffey, et al. left at 12:09 pm. The President’s advisors -Soviet trip -Buchanan -William L. Safire -The President’s consultation with advisors -Ehrlichman’s experience -Busing -Leaks -Moratorium -Constitutional amendment -Buchanan, Raymond K. Price, Jr., Safire, Lyndon K. (“Mort”) Allin -Leaks -State Department PRC trip -McGeorge Bundy’s view -Rogers -The President’s meeting with Mao Tse-tung -Media reaction -Media coverage -Speculation Cabinet -Relationship with Presidents -Abraham Lincoln -Dwight D. Eisenhower
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-John Foster Dulles -John F. Kennedy -Lyndon B. Johnson -Harry S. Truman -Dean G. Acheson -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Eisenhower -Dulles -Trips -Rogers -State Department -Record of meeting -Leaks -Rogers -Briefing by Kissinger Busing Kissinger left at 12:20 pm. -Forthcoming paper -Language -McElroy Commission report -Day care centers -School districts -Reorganization into multi-racial schools -McElroy -James S. Coleman -George P. Shultz -Governor of Virginia -Haldeman -The Presdent’s experience -Athletics -Nathaniel George -William Brock -Coleman -Burden on schools -Gerald R. Ford -Letter -J. Stanley Pottinger -Edward L. Morgan -Unknown lawyer
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Campaign spending -Regulations -Elmer B. Staats -Laws -Republicans -Veto Social security -Possible increase -The President’s possible approval -Shultz -Legislation -Clark MacGregor -Possible Ehrlichman, Shultz, Ford, Leslie C. Arends, Robert P. Griffin, Hugh Scott meeting
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1972 campaign -New Hampshire primary -Japanese Government lobbyists -Wilbur D. Mills -Connally -Milk producers
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General Motors [GM] -James M. Roche -Richard C. Gerstenberg -Possible meeting with the President -Shultz Haldeman and Ehrlichman left at 12:31 pm.
Conversation No. 679-9 Date: March 7, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:31 pm and 12:40 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Meeting with Richard C. Gerstenberg -John D. Ehrlichman -Photographs Bull left at an unknown time before 12:40 pm.
Conversation No. 679-10
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: March 7, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:31 pm and 12:40 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President’s schedule -Executive Office Building [EOB] -Briefcase -Time -Forthcoming meeting with Richard C. Gerstenberg Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:40 pm.
Conversation No. 679-11 Date: March 7, 1972 Time: 12:40 pm - 12:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with James M. Roche, Richard C. Gerstenberg, John D. Ehrlichman, and George P. Shultz. Greetings The President’s recent trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] Photographs Anti-trust -Lobbyists New York Times article -General Motors [GM] -Unknown writer [Shanahan?] -Current administration -Lyndon B. Johnson administration
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GM -Sales -Production -Productivity -Amount of work performed in each hour of workday The President, et al. left at 12:43 pm.
Conversation No. 679-17 Date: March 7, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:43 pm and 3:01 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret Service] agents met. [Unintelligible] The President’s location -Executive Office Building [EOB] An unknown agent talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:43 and 3:01 pm. [Conversation 679-17A] [Unintelligible] [End of telephone conversation] The unknown agents left at an unknown time before 3:01 pm.
Conversation No. 679-12 Date: March 7, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:01 pm and 3:05 pm Location: Oval Office
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting with George P. Shultz Busing -Proposal -William E. Timmons Butterfield left at an unknown time before 3:05 pm.
Conversation No. 679-13 Date: March 7, 1972 Time: 3:05 pm - 4:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John B. Connally, George P. Shultz, and Herbert Stein. Arthur F. Burns’s schedule -Central bank meeting -Switzerland -Federal Reserve Board [FRB] staff West Germany and France -Burns’s [?] sppech -Interest rates -Gold Social Security -Spending ceiling -Gold bill -Debt ceiling -Willy Brandt -Treasury Department -Social Security -Debt ceiling -House of Representatives -Tax bill
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Social Security increase -Connally’s view -Wilbur D. Mills -Wages -Inflation -Civilian federal employees -Mills -Florida primary -Hubert H. Humphrey [?] -Democrats -Proposals -Senior citizens -Support for the President -Congress -Tax -Deficit -Inflation -Testimony by Shultz and Connally -Cost of living raise -Mills -William E. Timmons and Clark MacGregor -Mills’s proposal -Tax change -Wage base increase -House Resolution [HR] 1 -Timing -Elliot L. Richardson’s proposal -Mills -HR 1 -Office of Management and Budget [OMB] -Gerald R. Ford -MacGregor and Timmons -Representatives and Senators -The President’s experience -Russell B. Long -Taxes -Mills -Timing -Walter F. Mondale -Senate Finance Committee -HR 1 -Popular opinion
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Inflation -Business people -Shultz’s previous conversation with Bryce N. Harlow -Wallace F. Bennett -The President’s disapproval -Senior citizens -Stein’s view -Appropriation of monies -Timing -Ronald L. Zeigler -Connally -Shultz -Richardson -Department of Health and Education and Welfare [HEW] -Mills -Cost of living increases -Taxes compared to benefits -Full employment budget -Inflation -Senior citizens -Administration position -Congress -No increase in spending -Arthur S. Flemming -Gilbert Carmichael -Cost of living -Inflation -Wage and Price Boards -Deficit -Compared to veto of previous education bill -National Education Association [NEA] -Senior citizens Budget -Other forthcoming spending measures -Higher education bill -Veto -Senior citizens compared to educators -Water quality authorization bill -John D. Ehrlichman -Environment -Edmund S. Muskie
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-The President’s view -Potomac River cleanup -Expense -Navy -Dumping problems -Expense -Compared to the net impact -Defense -Air Force and Army Social Security -Richardson -Troika -Paper -Tax rate increases -HR 1 -Administration position -Election -Deficits -Stein -Mills
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Budget -Shultz -Connally -Environmental bill -Shultz’s memorandum to the President -Ehrlichman -Environmental issue
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-Expense -Timing -Congress Economy -Social Security -Wage and price controls -Longshoremen strike -Pay Board -Harry Bridges -J. Curtis Counts -Bridges -Previous agreements with longshoremen -Previous practices -Stealing -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Connally -Previous agreement Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 3:05 pm. Refreshments Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:43 pm. Labor relations -Longshoremen strike -Bridges -West Coast docks -Unemployment compensation -Military cargo -Possible legal measures -Injunction -Strike fund -John L. Lewis -Gridiron dinner -The President as a congressman -Labor support of administration -I[lorwith] W[ilbur] Abel -Construction industry -Wages -Pay Board
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-Possible labor walk-off -International Brotherhood of Teamsters -Shultz’s forthcoming meeting with Frank E. Fitzsimmons -Fitzsimmons -The President’s return from the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Meeting with Connally -Economy -Social Security -Rising cost of living -Business confidence -Consumer confidence -Bridges -Employers -Employment figures -Stevedores -Contingency plan -OMB -Justice Department -Use of military -National Guard -Compared to Postal Service strike -Units with experience from Vietnam -Naval Construction Battalions [Seebees] -Saigon compared to Los Angeles -Military cargo -Defense Department -Bridges -Thomas W. (“Teddy”) Gleason -East Coast docks -Possible national strike -Use of military -Troops in Postal Service strike -Forthcoming meeting with George Meany -Possible task force -Possible chairman -Rumsfeld -Shultz -Rumsfeld -Labor -Cost of Living Council [COLC] -Contingency plan -Justice Department
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Defense Department -Rumsfeld -OMB Busing -Moratorium -Importance as an issue Economy -Minimum wage legislation -Future -Increase -Democrats -Labor -Level of increase -William M. Colmer -Republicans -Conservative Democrats -Increase -Timing of increase -Wage controls -Economic Stabilization Act -Wage controls -Low income group -COLC -Youth minimum wage differential -Youth vote -Youth unemployment -Lyndon B. Johnson -Detroit unemployment project -Amount -Cost of living -Level comparable to working poor -Compared to sweat shops -Youth unemployment -Percentage -Amount of increase -Youth differential -Legislation -Possible veto -Amount of proposed increase -Mills
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-Coverage -Extension -Bargaining -Extension of coverage -Youth differerential -Amount of increase -The President’s view -COLC -The President’s view -Possible veto -Extension of coverage -Youth differential -Amount of increase -Unemployment insurance amendments -Unemployment figures -Possible report from Stein -Memoranda -White House -Shultz -Connally -Rumsfeld proposition -Retail sales figures -General Motors [GM] -Manufacturing -Wage and price controls -Expansion of government spending -Environment -Navy -Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. -Air Force -Army -Income tax -Consumer confidence -Unknown person -New York -Western Europe -Payroll -Equipment expenditures -Orders for capital goods -Orders for manufactured goods -Orders for durable goods -Increase in orders
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Employment -Domestic automotive sales -Financial position of consumers -Leading indicators -Unemployment insurance -Manufacturing layoffs -Housing starts -Housing permits -Mortgage lending institutions -Savings -Standard and Poor’s Index of stock prices -Dow Jones -Weekly earnings -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -Unemployment -Money supply -Interest rates -Decline -Retail sales -Merchandise trade -Balance of payments -Imports -Exports -Confidence in business community -Consumer index -Interest rates -Burns -Money supply -Convertability -Administration position -Wall Street -International bankers -Jelle Zijistra -Balance of payments -Stein -Connally -Burns -Hobart Rowen -Stein -Memoranda -The President -Shultz
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Connally -Report -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Ezra Solomon -[Marina von N. Whitman] -Burns -Value added tax [VAT] -The President’s view -Example of foreign policy advisors -Henry A. Kissinger -Economists -Forthcoming meeting in New York -Figures -Connally -Social Security -Connally’s previous meeting with C. Jackson (“Don”) Grayson, Jr. -Price Commission -Utilities -Regulatory agencies -Federal Power Commission -Telephone companies -Connally’s view -Tier 1 -Tier 2 -First quarter reports -Semi-annual reports -OPM -Internal Revenue Service [IRS] -Defense Department Melvin R. Laird -IRS -Audits -The President’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting -Connally, Shultz, Stein -Social Security -Congress -MacGregor and Ehrlichman -Minimum wage issue -Longshoremen’s strike -Task force -Meany
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Social Security -Senior citizens -Issues -Wage and price controls -Busing -Budget -Cost of living -Stock market -Stein -Standard and Poor’s -Dow Jones Meeting -The President’s view -Quadriad -Burns -Schedules -Invitees -CEA Connally, Shultz, and Stein left at 4:43 pm.
Conversation No. 679-14 Date: March 7, 1972 Time: 4:43 pm - 4:44 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting with William P. Rogers Bull left at 4:44 pm.
Conversation No. 679-15
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: March 7, 1972 Time: 4:44 pm - 6:18 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Press briefing questions -The President’s decision on busing -Florida primary -Possible influence -Timing Ziegler left and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 4:45 pm. Article on State Department -Washington Star -Morale -Foreign Service Officer quoted -McCarthy period -Compared to the President’s administration -William P. Rogers -The President’s meeting with Mao Tse-tung -Henry A. Kissinger -White House influence -John N. Irwin, II -George Sherman -The President’s achievements Polls -George H. Gallup -Percentage -The President’s popularity -The President’s trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -World peace -Comparison to White House poll Stock market -Points -Economic indicators The President’s schedule
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Executive Order release [E.O. 11652] -Security classification -Congressional hearings -Signing ceremony -State Department, Defense Department, Justice Department, Central Intelligence Agency [CIA], Atomic Energy Commission [AEC], and National Security Council [NSC] Polls -The President’s popularity -PRC trip -Glassboro Summit -Louis P. Harris synopsis -PRC trip -Patrick J. Buchanan [?] -Effect on Americans -The right wing
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Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:45 pm. Meeting with Rogers Bull left at an unknown time before 4:56 pm. Rogers entered at 4:56 pm. Rogers’s schedule -Press conference -Testimony [?]
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 4:56 pm. Refreshments The unknown person left at an unknown time before 5:59 pm. Rogers -Previous meeting with Haldeman -Foreign policy -The administration -The President’s leadership -The PRC trip -State Department -Morale -Mao Tse-tung -Chinese -Time and Newsweek -Campaign -Rogers’s role -Mail -State Department bureaucracy -John Foster Dulles -Dean Rusk -Dwight D. Eisenhower -New York Times -Irwin -Compared to Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] -Elliot L. Richardson -Busing -Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] -George W. Romney State Department -Support for the President’s policies and Rogers -The PRC trip -Marshall Green -Joseph J. Sisco -Martin J. Hillenbrand -David D. Newsom -Lower officials -Secretary of State
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-The administration -Vietnam -Cambodia -Press -U. Alexis Johnson -Rogers
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State Department -Press -Washington Star story -The President’s public appearance -The PRC trip -Diplomats -Interaction with the White House -Implementing policy -Green -The President’s meeting with James C. H. Shen -Chiang Kai-Shek -Green Rogers’s schedule -Rogers’s possible Latin American trip -Moscow -Administration -Opposition to generalized trade preferences -John B. Connally -Election -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Canada
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Organization of American States [OAS] meeting OAS meeting -The President’s possible attendance -Possible dinner -Mount Vernon, Virginia -Sequoia -Schedule of meeting -The President’s forthcoming trip to California -The President’s forthcoming trip to Canada -Timing of dinner The President’s forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union -Rogers’s role -White House staff -PRC Trip -Middle East -European security council -Advance work for trip -Hillenbrand -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -European trips -National Security Council [NSC] role -Contacts with foreign governments -Protocol office -Communications and security -Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft -Ronald H. Walker -Message -Compared to PRC trip -The President’s accommodations -Guest house -US embassy -Guest house -Jane Thompson -Redecoration -The President’s accommodations in Romania -The President’s accommodations in Yugoslavia -Embassy -Security -The President’s previous meeting with Llewellyn E. (“Tommy”) Thompson
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Rogers’s role -Plenary session -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Mao Tse-tung -Rogers’s possible meetings with Aleksei N. Kosygin and Andrei A. Gromyko -Brezhnev and Kosygin’s participation in meetings -Willy Brandt’s experience -Brezhnev’s possible hosting of dinners -Subjects to discuss -Contrasted with PRC talks -Trade -Grain sales -Middle East -European Security Conference -Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions [MBFR] -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Announcements -Hillenbrand -Possible appointment as US Ambassador to Germany -Participation in Soviet trip -Rogers’s role -Supervision of Soviet trip -Kissinger -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Kissinger -The President’s possible meeting with Dobrynin -NSC staff -State Department role -White House role -Haldeman’s view -Kissinger’s role -State Department -NSC -PRC trip -Substantive discussions -Kissinger -Working groups -The President’s meeting with Chou En-lai -Brezhnev -Kosygin -Gromyko
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-The President’s meeting with Brezhnev -The President’s meeting with Chou En-lai -Kosygin, Gromyko -Roles -Cabinet participation -Earl L. Butz -Grain -Peter G. Peterson -Trade -Political effects -Economic effects -Kosygin -Trade -Computers -Soviet negotiating style -Compared to the PRC trip -Schedule of meetings -Talks -Announcements -Rogers’s role -News impact -Press briefings -Date of arrival -Rogers’s forthcoming meeting with Gromyko -Meetings -Press conferences -State Department’s view of the PRC trip -Haldeman’s view -Green -Alfred LeS. Jenkins -Green -Kissinger’s briefing -ShanghaiCommunique -Press coverage -Marshall Green -Lower officials -Quotes -State Department -Support for the President -Romania and Yugoslavia -Invitations for Rogers -The President’s forthcoming trip to Iran
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Rogers’s possible trip to Poland -Domestic impact of trip -Rogers’s possible trip to Czechoslovakia -Invitations for Rogers -Poland -Yugoslavia -Romania -Travel by the Secretary of State -Eastern Europe -Latin America -Poland -Romania -Security -NATO -Romania -Timing -The forthcoming Soviet trip -Announcement of trip -Poland -Possible meeting with Giovanni Battista Motini [Pope Paul VI] -NATO -Middle East -Jews -Support for the President -Unknown person -Phantoms -Max M. Fisher -John N. Mitchell -The President’s view -Democrats -Phantoms -Soviet Union -The President’s meeting with Yitzah Rabin -The President’s view -Example of 1970 crises in Jordan -Sixth Fleet -Soviet Union -Soviet Union -Egypt -Edmund S. Muskie, Hubert H. Humphrey, Edward M. Kennedy -Poland
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Romania The President’s forthcoming trip to Canada -Rogers’s role -OAS meeting -The President’s schedule -California -Gridiron dinner -Kansas City -California -Canada -OAS dinner -Rogers’s possible speeches in California -University of Southern California -San Jose State -University of California-Davis -University of California-Berkeley -Rogers’s daughter -Soviet and the PRC Summits -Vietnam War -Casualties -Anti-war people -State Department relations with White House -Attention -Reason -Casualties -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] report -Prisoners of war [POWs]
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49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case -Edward M. Kennedy -Dita D. Beard testimony -James O. Eastland -Beard -Ted Rodgers -1960 campaign -Rose Mary Woods -Compared to other lobbyists -Kentucky Derby -Louie B. Nunn -Beard’s talk with Mitchell -Company letters -Contribution to San Diego -Sheraton Hotel -Anti-trust case -Harold S. Geneen -Kennedy -Effect on election -Eastland -Files -Richard G. Kleindienst -Senate committee -Kennedy position -Politics -Strategy -Public relations -Haldeman State Department -Relationship with the President -The President’s attendance at State Department activities -Award ceremony -Johnson -Foreign policy reports -Kissinger -Press coverage -Rogers’s press conference -White House -New York Times article -Rogers’s schedule -Forthcoming testimony
50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-J. William Fulbright -The President’s schedule -Domestic policy -Press coverage -Photograph session Foreign policy -Rogers’s previous press conference -Summit meetings -Rogers’s role -PRC -Meetings with Chou En-lai -Plenary sessions -Edward R.G. Heath meeting -Georges J.R. Pompidou meeting -Brandt meeting -Eisaku Sato meeting -British, Germans, Japanese -Plenary sessions -Rogers’s view -Diplomats -1972 campaign -Meetings with Foreign Ministers -The President’s view The President’s schedule -Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] -Presentation of award to Thomas E. (“Doc”) Morgan Rogers left at 5:59 pm. Manolo Sanchez entered and left at an unknown time before 6:18 pm. Instructions -Briefcase Kissinger -Forthcoming talk with Connally -Possible replacement of Rogers
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Soviet Union trip -Advance work for trip -Kissinger -Appearances on television -Rogers’s role -Possible meeting with Kodygin -Kissinger -Desire to make advance trip -The President’s view -Dobrynin -Possible meeting with Rogers and Dobrynin -Plenary session -Middle East -Rogers -Jews -Administration policy Rogers -State Department -Support for the President -Green -Press stories -Talk with Haldeman -Role in Administration -Poland -Possible visit -Walker -Latin America -Tariff preferences -Rogers’s press conference -Rogers’s forthcoming testimony -Foreign Policy report -Press conference -Soviet trip -Kissinger -California trip -Rogers, Kissinger -Preliminary work for the Soviet trip
52 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Kissinger -Rogers -The President’s efforts -Ziegler, John A. Scali, Rogers -Reporter’s questions -Responses -Stories -Rogers -Roles -The President State Department -Morale -Story in the Washington Star -McCarthyism -News summary -Kissinger -Rogers -Soviet trip -Logistics -Advance work -Kissinger -US embassy -Dates of trip -Announcement -Kissinger -Dobrynin -Meeting with Rogers and Dobrynin -Television coverage -Haldeman’s view -Bureaucracy -Relationship with the administration -Rogers -Rogers -Ambassadors -Press
53 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Haldeman’s view -Relationship with Kissinger -State Department Chairs -Movement The President and Haldeman left at 6:18 pm.