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Date: 
Mar 23, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conversation No. 692-1 Date: March 23, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:56 pm and 4:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President practiced a speech entitled "Remarks About the Resignation of George Meany From the Pay Board." See the Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard Nixon, 1972, pages 485-486.
Conversation No. 692-2 Date: March 23, 1972 Time: 4:03 pm - 4:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. The President's schedule -Forthcoming Pay Board speech -Ziegler's briefing -Questions -George P. Shultz Ziegler left.
Conversation No. 692-3 Date: March 23, 1972 Time: 4:08 pm - 5:02 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Marshall Green, John H. Holdridge, Alexander M. Haig, Jr.; members of the press and the White House photographer were present at the beginning of the meeting. Photograph session
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)
Pay Board Green's trip to Asia -Reports -Forthcoming appearance on Meet the Press An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 4:08 pm. Press photographs -Ronald L. Ziegler -Pay Board The unknown man left at an unknown time before 5:02 pm. Green's forthcoming Meet the Press appearance -The President's trip to the People's Republic of China [PRC] -Green's meetings with Asian leaders -Taiwan, Republic of China -Secret deals -Absence -US treaty commitments -The President's Asian policies -Green’s background and experience -Peace in Asia -US allies -State Department's views -Forthcoming US-Soviet Union summit -Support for President’s policies -Historical significance -International concern -Change -Eisaku Sato -Ferdinand E. Marcos -Public attention White House and press photographers entered and left at an unknown time after 4:08 pm. Camp David
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)
Green's schedule -Previous appearance before the House Foreign Affairs Committee The President's trip to the People's Republic of China -Importance -Foreign aid program -Youth -Nixon Doctrine -Opening for peace Green's previous conversations with Asian leaders -The President's foreign policy -The President's trip to the PRC -Laos, Cambodia, South Vietnam, Thailand -Vietnam -US support -Green’s conversations in Shanghai -Support for the President’s policies -Congress -Public support -Indonesia -Chinese -Soviet Union -North Vietnam -PRC The president's foreign policy -Views of the US Foreign Service -Support for the President’s policy -Isolationism Japan -Internal politics -Views regarding the PRC -Relations with the US -Relations with the PRC -Chinese view of US -Chinese view of Japan -Chinese view of Soviet Union Green's conversation with Lee Kuan Yew -The President's trip to the PRC
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)
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MALAYSIA
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Green's forthcoming Meet the Press appearance -Taiwan -US policy -John G. Tower Green's conversation with Lee Kuan Yew
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MALAYSIA
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5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)
Thailand -Insurgency -Chinese -Thanat-Khoman’s schedule -Religious obligations -Green’s schedule -Thanom Kittikachorn -Phrapat [?] -Dawee Chulasapya -Pote Sarasin -Statements by government -Green’s conversations -The President's PRC policy PRC -Importance in US foreign policy -Vietnam
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US FOREIGN POLICY
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PRC -Relations with the US -Congress -Improved cooperation -Return of hijacked plane -Apology for oil spill -Return of yacht
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)
-Mao Tse-tung -Chou En-lai -Timing -Deaths of Ho Chi Minh, Josef V. Stalin -Downfall of Nikita S. Khrushchev -Compared to Hong Kong and Singapore -Leaders -Military -Relations with the US -Timing -Age of leaders -Mao Tse-tung -Chou En-lai -Relations with the Soviet Union US foreign policy -Authority of the President -Congress -Foreign aid -Turkey -Democratic candidates' views -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -Edmund S. Muskie -Hubert H. Humphrey -Edward M. Kennedy -George S. McGovern -John V. Lindsay -Military -Timing -Authority of the President -US position in international relations -Taiwan Japan -Green’s view -Eisaku Sato -Takeo Fukudo -Policies -Diet -Taiwan -Japan-PRC relations
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)
-Green's conversations -The President's conversations with Chou En-Lai -Policies -The President’s view -PRC views -Taiwan -Korea -The President's conversations with Chou En-lai -US-Japan relations -Japan’s economic strength -Japan’s neutrality -US influence -PRC reaction -View of Chou En-lai -View of Mao Tse-tung PRC -Position in Asia -Soviet Union -Japan -India -Pakistan -US -Japan -Soviet Union -India -Views regarding US policy -Korean War -Yalu River -Vietnam -The President's conversations with Chou En-lai -Africa -Middle East -United Arab Republic [UAR] -Chou En-lai -Mao Tse-tung -Revolution -Power -Status as Communist nation -United Nations [UN] -Leaders
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)
-Press -Struggle -Revolution
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PRC
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-Motives -Mao Tse-tung -Response to the President's visit Arthur K. Watson -Green -William P. Rogers -Jack N. Anderson -Frank F. Church's comment PRC -Chou En-lai's comment regarding temperance -Responsibility for US-PRC diplomatic channel -Green’s testimony -Rogers's comments to J. William Fulbright, March 22, 1972 -Leak -Washington Post story, March 23, 1972 -Instructions to Watson from Washington -Green's possible comment
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)
Temperance -Ambassadors -Congressmen and Senators -Hiram L. Fong's statement, March 22, 1972 -Air travel Watson -Air travel ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 8s ]
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-Voltaire's comment regarding women's virtue Green's schedule -Previous visit to Asia -Possible trip to Florida with the President -Wage-price issue -George Meany -Previous visit to Asia -Holdridge's role -Rogers Philippines -Green’s experience -The President’s previous arrival in Jakarta from the Philippines -Imelda Marcos's forthcoming trip to the PRC -Green's conversations -Congress Stephen B. Bull entered and left at an unknown time before 5:02 pm.
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)
The President’s schedule [?] Philippines -Green’s conversations -Ferdinand E. Marcos, Carlos P. Romulo, [Forename unknown] Belcourt, [Forename unknown] Corrado -Leaders of opposition -Leaders in Senate -Green’s backgrounders with the press -[Forename unknown] Grenada -[Forename unknown] Valencia -The President’s view -Influences -Asia -Spain -US -Romulo's comments South Korea -US aid -Possible invitation to Gen. Chung Hee Park -Haig -The President’s schedule -Forthcoming trip to Canada Presentation of gifts by the President -Foreign Service -National Security Council [NSC] The President's forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union -Green -Martin J. Hillenbrand -Rogers -Staff Cambodia -Views regarding Michael J. Mansfield's possible trip to the PRC -The President’s and Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon memorandum to Henry A. Kissinger -Norodom Sihanouk -Mansfield’s possible meeting with Sihanouk
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)
-Lon Nol -Sihanouk -North Vietnam Walter H. Annenberg's gift to the President [“Star of the President”] -Steuben glass Green, et al. left at 5:02 pm.
Conversation No. 692-4 Date: March 23. 1972 Time: 5:03 pm - 5:17 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. National economy -Pay Board -Press coverage of George Meany's resignation -United Press International [UPI] -Associated Press [AP] -Leonard Woodcock's resignation -Labor representation -Meany's resignation -The President's statement -Cost of Living Council [COLC] meeting -George P. Shultz’s statement -Press coverage -Length of statement The President's schedule -Forthcoming press conference -Length of press conference -International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] -Ziegler’s talk with Patrick J. Buchanan -George C. Wallace -Edmund S. Muskie -Arthur K. Watson -J. William Fulbright's statement
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-4 (cont.)
-William P. Rogers's testimony regarding role ITT case -Press conference, March 24, 1972 -Peter M. Flanigan -Ronald L. Ziegler's statement -Thomas F. Eagleton -Flanigan’s possible statement -Richard W. McLaren -Executive privilege -John N. Mitchell -Justice Department White House press relations -The President’s forthcoming press conference -Timing National economy -Meany's resignation from the Pay Board -The President's statement -Tone -Ziegler’s view -Public views -The President's statement -Compard to draft -Shultz -Meany’s previous meetings with the President and Shultz -John B. Connally's forthcoming statement on Today -Wire services Forthcoming press statement -The President's previous meeting with Marshall Green -Green's previous trip to Asia -The President's People's Republic of China [PRC] policy -Green’s forthcoming appearance on Meet the Press Watson -Attacks by Congressmen -Actions on airplane -Ziegler's conversation with Rogers
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-4 (cont.)
The President's schedule -Press conferences -Timing -East Room -Forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union -Camp David -Radio speech -Ziegler's possible statement to the press -Pay Board -Domestic issues -Forthcoming trip to Canada -Hussein ibn Talal [Hussein, King of Jordan] -Domestic issues -Revenue sharing -Welfare reform -Environment -Congressional action -Democratic National Convention Ziegler left at 5:17 pm.
Conversation No. 692-5 Date: March 23, 1972 Time: 5:17 pm - 5:22 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President’s letter to Luci Johnson Nugent [No conversation-signing documents] Attorney General [No conversation-signing document] The President’s schedule
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-5 (cont.)
-Republican leadership meeting -Agenda -Pay Board -George P. Shultz Butterfield left.
Conversation No. 692-6 Date: March 23, 1972 Time: 5:22 pm - 5:23 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Delivery of an item [?] Butterfield left.
Conversation No. 692-7 Date: March 23, 1972 Time: 5:23 pm - 6:24 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. National economy -George Meany’s resignation from the Pay Board -The President's statement -Ronald L. Ziegler's views -Cost of Living Council [COLC] -John B. Connally's forthcoming statement -Content and phraseology -Length of statement
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-7 (cont.)
-Possible press coverage -Views of Hugh Scott, John W. Byrnes, Gerald R. Ford The President's role in government -Use of television -Leadership -Connally -Haldeman’s view -Press conferences ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 2m 28s ]
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-Arthur F. Burns -Appointment to Federal Reserve Board [FRB] -George P. Shultz -Frederic V. Malek -John D. Ehrlichman -Connally -Conversation with Haldeman -Shultz The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 5:23 and 5:33 pm. [Conversation No. 692-7A] Charles W. Colson's schedule [End of telephone conversation]
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-7 (cont.)
National economy -Pay Board -The President's statement regarding Meany's resignation -William L. Safire's draft -The President’s August 15, 1971 statement -Content and phraseology -Special interests -Franklin D. Roosevelt -The President's opponents' attack on International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT]
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ITT
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The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:23 and 5:33 pm. [Conversation No. 692-7B] [See Conversation No. 22-5] [End of telephone conversation] -Press conference -Ziegler -John N. Mitchell -President’s response
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-7 (cont.)
The President talked with Ziegler between 5:33 and 5:34 pm. [Conversation No. 692-7C] [See Conversation No. 22-6] [End of telephone conversation] Colson entered at 5:34 pm. National economy -Pay Board -The President's statement on Meany's resignation -Meany’s representation of American labor force -Meany's resignation -Louis P. Harris's views -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -Food prices -Pay Board -Meany's resignation -Connally -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Colson's conversation with Connally -Special interests -Harris's views
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18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-7 (cont.)
National economy -Pay Board -Leonard Woodcock's resignation -Possible political effect -Meany -Cost of Living Council [COLC] -Democratic candidates -Public's views ITT case -Dita D. Beard memorandum -Efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -Independent experts -[Forename unknown] Conrad's report -Withdrawal -John D. Ehrlichman's efforts -Possible report -Tests by Pearl L. Tytell -Tests by an unknown man in Chicago [Walter McCrone?] -W. Clement Stone -Tests by the Treasury Department -J. Edgar Hoover's cooperation -Forthcoming letter to Senate committee -Conrad -Ehrlichman's efforts -Tytell's role -Alger Hiss case -Husband -FBI’s view -Beard -Forthcoming testimony -Edward M. Kennedy -Health -Ziegler -Unknown woman in Canada -Clifford Irving case -Efforts of Marlow Cook, Roman L. Hruska, Hugh Scott -Memorandum -Tests by experts -Public relations benefits -White House strategy
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-7 (cont.)
-Tytell -McCrone -Methodologies Voltaire's comment regarding women and virtue Beard -Kennedy's efforts -Views of other senators -Scott -Kennedy's conversation with James O. Eastland -Harold S. Geneen -Samuel J. Ervin, Jr. -Philip A. Hart -Clifford Irving, Howard Hughes -Ehrlichman's conversations with J. Edgar Hoover -Memorandum -Testimony by experts -Tytell National economy -Pay Board -The President's statement regarding Meany's resignation -Content and phraseology -Meany's resignation -Jay Lovestone -Colson's conversation with Victor Riesel -Motives and expectations -Partisanship -The President’s address to the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations [AFL-CIO] in Bal Harbour, Florida, November 19, 1971 -Shultz -Mamie G.D. Eisenhower -The President's statement -Effect on building trades unions -Calls by George T. Bell and James D. Hodgson -Colson's forthcoming call to Peter J. Brennan -AFL-CIO -Meany’s representation of American labor force -International Brotherhood of Teamsters
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-7 (cont.)
-Autoworkers -Longshoremen’s strike -The President's response -Possible television speech -Birch E. Bayh, Jr. -Busing -Equal time -ITT Television networks -Equal time -Balance on news broadcasts -Busing -Vietnam -Views regarding busing National economy -Pay Board -Meany's resignation -The President's response -Harry S. Truman -Public response -Stock market -Stock market -Gross National Product [GNP] -Views of Connally and Herbert Stein -Retail sales -Statistics -Efforts of government agencies -The President's memorandum to Shultz and Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Department of Defense -Weinberger -Ehrlichman -Decline in government purchases -News summary -Shultz -Haldeman's forthcoming meeting with Melvin R. Laird and [David] Kenneth Rush -Twice weekly reports to the President -Government purchases -Vietnam
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-7 (cont.)
-Shultz -Weinberger -Robert C. Moot -Reports to the President Haldeman's conversation with Harry Cohen of Hornblower and Weeks -Stock market -The President's previous trip to the People's Republic of China [PRC] The President's previous trip to the PRC -Exhibit -Haldeman’s view -Circulation -John Scali's schedule -PRC ping pong team -Television -Under Secretaries -Congressional groups -Sub-cabinet -White House staff -Briefing on the President's PRC trip -Compared to Henry A. Kissinger's briefings -Effectiveness -Scali’s status as a Democrat -Associated Press [AP] -Daniel Patrick Moynihan -Newsworthiness -Compared to ITT and busing -The President's forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union State Department files on Congressional trips -Scali -Requests by William A. Gill, Jr. and Stewart M. Hensley -Arthur K. Watson -Hiram L. Fong’s comment in a committee hearing -Marshall Green -Congressmen's activities in foreign countries -Counterpart funds -Immunity -Colson's previous conversation with William B. Macomber, Jr.
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-7 (cont.)
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-Contrasted with the President's foreign travel -The President’s travels as a private citizen -Businessmen -Counterpart funds -Allen J. Ellender -Colson's conversation with Macomber -William P. Rogers -John E. Hunt -Statement -Watson -Kennedy -Paris -Funeral of Charles A.J.M. de Gaulle -Mexico -Alaska -Watson 1972 campaign -Possible threats by administration ITT -American Telephone and Telegraph [AT&T] -Robert J. Dole -Democrats' debt -Possible threats by administration -Investigation -FBI -Typewriter
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-7 (cont.)
-Jack N. Anderson -Possible leaks by the administration -Possible break-in -Possible leaks by the administration -Carl B. Albert, [Thomas] Hale Boggs -Efforts of Herbert G. Klein and Colson -Brit Hume -White House investigation -Relationship with Drew Pearson -Media coverage -Time and Newsweek -Stories regarding ITT -Veracity -Salvador Allende Gossens -Time, Newsweek -Influence -Readership The President's forthcoming speech to the Canadian Parliament -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -The President's possible efforts The President's forthcoming radio speech on the Supreme Court -Price
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24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-7 (cont.)
Unknown man -Wife -Colson’s view -CPI The President's activities Administration public relations -Polls -Drug issue -Meany -Harris -Problems -Congress -Media Haldeman and Colson left at 6:24 pm.
Conversation No. 692-8 Date: March 23, 1972 Time: 6:24 pm - 6:27 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Briefcase -Executive Office Building [EOB] Rose Mary Woods entered at 6:24 pm. Woods’s schedule
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-8 (cont.)
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-Dinner Sanchez and Woods left at 6:27 pm.
Conversation No. 692-9 Date: March 23, 1972 Time: 6:27 pm - 6:28 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Time, Newsweek -Allen S. Drury -Actions -Networks
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Sep-01)
Conversation No. 692-10 Date: March 23, 1972 Time: 6:27 pm - 6:28 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man and Rose Mary Woods.
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The President, the unknown man and Woods left at 6:28 pm.