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Date: 
Mar 13, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 683-20/684-1 Date: March 13, 1972 Time: Unknown after 3:48 pm until 6:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Charles W. Colson and Kenneth W. Clawson; the conversation was in progress when the recording began. This conversation continues from Oval 683. International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] -Robert C. Griffin -Talk with Colson -Vice PresidentSpiro T. Agnew -Contributions -Richard W. McLaren -Settlement -Possible television appearance -Need for cohesive response -Robert C. Wilson -John N. Mitchell -Meeting with Colson -People involved -Anti-trust policy study -John B. Connally -Richard G. Kleindienst confirmation -Wallace H. Johnson -Kleindienst confirmation -Louie B. Nunn -Relationship with Dita D. Beard -Party -Beard's meeting with Mitchell -Kleindienst -Confirmation hearings -Testimony -The President's schedule -Press coverage -Beard's secretary -Memorandum -Jack N. Anderson's secretary -Possible testimony -Anderson -Relationship with Beard
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 684-1 (cont.) -Beard's habits -Beard memorandum -Conflicting stories -William R. Merriam -Beard’s secretary -Typewriter -Testimony -Typing -Compared to Alger Hiss case -Different people's typing style -Investigation -Secretary -Beard -Howard Hughes fraud -Clifford Irving -Typewriters -Letters -Priscilla Hiss -Son -Misspellings -Merriam -Staff of ITT -Offices -Beard -Press coverage -Hearings -Kleindienst -Robert J. Dole -Democrats -Campaign funds -Kleindienst -Hearings -Reactions -Sherman Adams comparison -Dwight D. Eisenhower -President’s views Clawson left at 4:37 pm.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 684-1 (cont.) ITT -Anderson -Typewriters -Investigation -Beard memorandum -Kleindienst -The President -Press coverage -Anderson -Brit Hume -Clawson -Mitchell -Role -Knowledge of contribution -Kleindienst -Peter M. Flanigan -John D. Ehrlichman -Harold S. Geneen -Mitchell’s testimony -Anti-trust case -Discussion -McLaren -Policy issue -Geneen -Edwin Reinecke -Conversation with Mitchell -Contribution -Administration -Geneen -Conversations with Flanigan, Mitchell, Ehrlichman and Colson -Ehrlichman’s conversation with the President -Jack Brooks -Vance Hartke -Philip A. Hart -Emmanuel Celler -Peter W. Rodino, Jr. -Democrats -Files -Flanigan, Colson, Ehrlichman -Justice Department relations -Policy
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 684-1 (cont.) -Connally -Dates -Edward J. Gerrity, Jr. meeting with Agnew -Meeting with Geneen -Edward M. Kennedy -Federal Communications Commission [FCC] -Contribution -Wilson -Conversation with Haldeman -Memorandum to Mitchell -Herbert G. Klein and Robert H. Finch -San Diego -Hearings -Advice -Beard -Anderson's secretaries -Administration -Kleindienst -Possible resignation -Congressional reaction -Press -Greg Yearning -Gerald R. Ford -Mitchell -Memoranda -Flanigan -Business dinners -Blair House -National Association of Manufacturers [NAM] -Henry A. Kissinger -Dishonesty within administration 1972 campaign -Finances -Edmund S. Muskie -President
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 684-1 (cont.) -New campaign finance law -Muskie -Reporting contributions -Press -Unknown man's reports to Colson
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Press stories -New Hampshire primary -Bombings -Paris negotiations between the US and the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -ITT -Sherman Adams case comparison -The President’s role -Eisenhower -Adams -Styles Bridges -Adams -Role in government -Bernard Goldfine -Norris Cotton [?] -Bridges -Compared to Kleindienst ITT hearings -Kleindienst -Strategy -Joseph McCarthy -Hiss case
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 684-1 (cont.) -Harry S. Truman -Washington Post -New York Times -Typewriter -Whitaker Chambers -Views on communism -The press -James B. (“Scotty”) Reston -Marquis W. Childs -Jewish people -Silberberg [Nathan G. Silvermaster] -Elizabeth T. Bentley -Lee Pressman -Chambers -Experiences in World War II -Soviet Union -Adolf Hitler -Communism -Schedule The PRC trip -Effect of ITT case -Clayton Fritchey -Compared to ITT case -Public confidence in the President -Louis P. Harris -Polls -Minnesota -Robert P. Griffin -Harris -Muskie
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 684-1 (cont.) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 56s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 *****************************************************************
ITT -Kennedy, Birch E. Bayh, Jr. and Anderson -Beard memorandum -Typewriter The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:37 pm and 5:11 pm. [Conversation No. 683-20/684-1B] [See Conversation No. 21-55] [End of telephone conversation]
Clawson -The President’s view -Washington Post -Clark R. Mollenhoff Colson left and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 5:11 pm. The President talked with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon between 5:11 pm and 5:12 pm. [Conversation No. 683-20/684-1C] [See Conversation No. 21-56] [End of telephone conversation]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 684-1 (cont.)
The President's schedule -Key Biscayne -John B. Connally’s possible trip -Idanell B. (“Nellie”) Connally -Mitchell’s possible trip Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 5:12 pm. Washington Star -Copy for the President Bull left at an unknown time before 5:27 pm. Washington Star -Panda story -Mating of pandas Mitchell's schedule -Key Biscayne -Connally’s schedule -Haldeman's schedule The President's schedule -Forthcoming event in Texas ITT case -The President's talk with Colson -Mitchell -Geneen -Justice Department PRC -Exhibits -The President’s memorandum -Tourist interest -Rex W. Scouten -Pictures -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins -Menus -Chopsticks
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 684-1 (cont.) -Place cards -Pandas -The President's call to Crosby S. Noyes ITT case -Memoranda -Ehrlichman -Flanigan -Files -Geneen -The President's talk with Colson -Kleindienst confirmation -Ehrlichman -White House strategy -Beard -Beard's and Anderson's secretaries -Typewriters -Investigators -Misspelled words -Hiss case -Beard -Testimony -Anderson's secretary -E. Kennedy's involvement -Mitchell's testimony -Press conference -The President's schedule -Beard's testimony -Denver -ITT offices -Jack Gleason The President's schedule -Church service -Rose Mary Woods -Type of guests -Sub-Cabinet level appointees -Congressmen
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 684-1 (cont.) -Handshaking -Haldeman's talk with Henry A. Kissinger -Kissinger's forthcoming vacation -Haldeman's talk with William P. Rogers Woods entered at 5:27 pm. Woods's schedule -Helene (Colesie) Drown The President's schedule -Church service -Guest lists -White House staff -Secret Service -Assistant secretaries -Shaking hands -Choir -Photographs -Shaking hands -Closing speech by the President -Personal friends -Forthcoming dinner for Nihat Erim -Forthcoming dinner for Hussein Ibn Talal [Hussein, King of Jordan] -Forthcoming Organization of American States [OAS] dinner -Possible for 12th Mexico-US Interparliamentary Conference -Unknown dinner -Maurice H. Stans -Gridiron dinner -Terry Thompson's [?] visit -Church service -Thompson's wife -Trans World Airlines [TWA] -Timing -Church services -1972 election -Forthcoming dinner for Erim -After dinner entertainment -Dinners -Plans for after dinner events -Black tie compared to white tie
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Conv. No. 684-1 (cont.) -Dinner for Erim -Dinner for Hussein -Acapulco -Puerto Vallarta -Former president of Mexico -Lunches -Amistad Dam -Entertainment -Dorothy Kirsten -Gordon MacRae -Kirsten -Kirsten Flagstad -Kirsten and John D. French -Lainie Kazan -Choirs for White House church services -Compared to singers -Novel read by Haldeman -Fictional First Lady -Party at the White House -London rock group -Church service -Guest list -Arthur F. Burns -Cabinet members -Tricia Nixon Cox's attendance at a dinner -Compared to White House social events -Rich people in attendance -Young people -Robert C. (“Bob”) Wilson -Hugh Scott -Robert J. Dole -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Woods’s attendance -Stans -John N. Mitchell -Paul Garvey -Martha (Beall) Mitchell
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 684-1 (cont.) ************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7 [Privacy] [Duration: 28s ]
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The President’s previous conversation with Nixon -Busing issue -Ehrlichman
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Conv. No. 684-1 (cont.)
Church service News stories -British officer -Soviet Union -Pandas -Mating Woods left at 5:53 pm. ITT -Flanigan -Analyst [Richard J. Ramsden] -Investment firm -Background -Democrats -Beard -Testimony -Witnesses -Beard memorandum Kissinger -Possible resignation -Talk with Haldeman -Rogers -The President’s view -Forthcoming US-Soviet Union Summit
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 684-1 (cont.)
Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 5:53 pm. The President's schedule -Executive Office Building [EOB] -California Refreshment Haldeman and Sanchez left at 6:03 pm.
Conversation No. 684-2 Date: March 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:03 pm and 6:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President dictated a memorandum to H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Haldeman Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 6:03 pm. Signing documents Butterfield left at an unknown time before 6:05 pm. The President continued dictating. The President's schedule -Meeting with William F. (“Billy”) Graham and religious leaders -Henry A. Kissinger -Schedule -Meetings with political groups -Meetings with columnists -White House church service -Army Chorus -Half hour church service
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 684-2 (cont.) -Army Chorus -Speakers for service -Army chorus -Religious songs International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case -Growth -John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson administrations -Stop growth -Present administration -Haldeman's talk with Charles W. Colson -Lawyer for ITT or Department of Justice -Prosecution during Johnson administration -Harold S. Geneen testimony -Testimony against the President -Lyndon K. (“Mort”) Allin's office -Editorials or columns -Criticism -Files of the House Un-american Activities Committee [HUAC] -Alger Hiss case -Editorials -New York Times and the Washington Post -Condemnation of the committee -Hearsay evidence Graham -Talks with Haldeman -Political situation Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Talk with Haldeman -Press
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 684-2 (cont.) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 2m 33s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ***************************************************************** William P. Rogers situation -Ronald L. Ziegler -Herbert G. Klein -Press questions -Ziegler's statement -Klein The President completed the dictation.
Conversation No. 684-3 Date: March 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:03 pm and 6:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person. Memorandum to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Transcription -Rose Mary Woods -Marjorie P. Acker The unknown person left.