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Date: 
Apr 18, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 712-1 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: 3:56 pm - 4:56 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman. Greetings Busing -Ehrlichman's approach -Article by Alexander M. Bickel in New Republic -Constitutionality -Impact on Congress -Circulation among opinion makers -Robert H. Bork -Press conference in Washington -Press conference -Necessity -Controversy -Irene McCabe -Intended action -Position -National Action Group -Pontiac, Michigan -Publicity -Article in National Journal -Reprints -Circulation -Authority -McCabe -Article -Rally -Timing -Analysis -Topics
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-1 (cont.)
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ***************************************************************** -Bickel -Liberalism -Opposition -Bork -Ivy League background -[Charles A. Wright] -Texas -Willingness to speak out -Southerners -Mobilization -Disbandment of bi-racial committees -Edward L. Morgan -Court cases -Reopening -Impact -Richard G. Kleindienst -Moratorium -Passage in Congress -Congress -The President's opposition to busing -Publicity -Difference from George C. Wallace -Sympathy for blacks -Political benefits -Support of middle-of-the-roaders -Challenge to Congress -Moratorium -Constitutional amendment -Political advantages -Political support
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-1 (cont.)
-Answer -Ehrlichman's draft -Patrick J. Buchanan -Burden on Congress -Problems for children -Article in National Journal -Quality of article -List of cities -Detroit -Indianapolis -Denver -Richmond -Suburbs -Administration interventions -Publicity -Trips to communities -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III -Grand Rapids, Michigan -Ehrlichman -Morgan -Value -Arrangements -Gray -Kleindienst -Publicity -Ehrlichman's trip -Statement -Bork -Legal arguments -Wright -Texas lawyer -Joseph T. Sneed -Duke University -Support for the President -Recruitment -Judgeship positions -Attorney General
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-1 (cont.)
International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case -Debates -Advantages -Peter M. Flanigan testimony Busing -National Journal article -The President's review -Analysis of congressional voting records -Changes -Administration opposition -Impact on communities -Divisiveness -Supporters of busing -Liberals -Time -Reasons -Attacks on white middle class suburbanites -Children's schools -Investigation of journalists -Results -Use in press conference -Journalists -Residences -Suburbs -Compared to Washington, DC -Robert P. Novak -Kleindienst -Children's schools -Democratic candidates -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -Children in public school -Children -Schools -Publicity Crime -Washington Post -Ehrlichman's briefing -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Time
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-1 (cont.)
-Publicity -Business leaders in Washington, DC -Meeting -Impact of crime -Washington, DC -Level -1968 campaign -Decline -Credit for administration -The President's law and order policies -Criticism -Law Enforcement Assistance Administration [LEAA] -Funds for Washington, DC -Funds for localities -Uses -Illegal drugs -Issue for Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Campaign
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-Political benefits -Law enforcement and rehabilitation -Pushers
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-1 (cont.)
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-Fact sheet -Drafts -Distribution -Agnew -Discussion and publicity -Republicans -Material for speeches -Publicity -Arrangements Economy -Latest figures -Inventory -Backlog of demand -Release -Progress -Staff meeting -Herbert Stein -Ezra Solomon -Optimism -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -Last month's figures -Wholesale food prices -Food prices -Political issue -Life magazine -Meat -Cheaper cuts -Chicken
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-1 (cont.)
-Complaints from consumers -Complaints -Substance -Inevitability -Depression of 1930's -Publicity -Life -Timing -Decline -Jawboning -Summer decline -Earl L. Butz -Policies -Trip to Soviet Union -Statements -Criticism -Future statements -Benefits for Farm Belt -Work with administration -Political sensitivities -Kenneth R. Cole, Jr. -Ehrlichman -Work with farmers -Success -Ehrlichman’s trip to Denver -Article -Butz’s talk with the President -Complaints -Current mood -Improvement -Cattlemen -Prosperity -Milk producers -Jawboning -John B. Connally -Price Commission -Dr. C. Jackson (“Dan”) Grayson, Jr. -Benefits -Shoe prices -Jawboning by Peter G. Peterson -Level
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-1 (cont.)
-Price of hides -Scarcity -Jawboning -Jawboning -Timing with election -Effectiveness -Food prices -Decline -Market chains -Safeway -Ads -Fear of controls -World War II -Cattle growers Other issues -Crime -Drugs -Busing -Prices Taxes -Property taxes -School funding -Advisory Committee on Intergovernmental Relations [ACIR] -Ehrlichman's meeting with Connally -Option paper -Connally's advice -Debt ceiling -Testimony -Connally, George P. Shultz and Stein -Loopholes -Connally -Wilbur D. Mills -Hearings on Health bill -Tax bill -Ways and Means Committee -Revenue sharing -House Resolution [HR] 1 -Location in Congress -Senate Finance Committee
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-1 (cont.)
-Confusion -Republicans -Meeting at White House -Caucus -Opposition to Russell B. Long's changes -Long's proposals -Costs -Criticism of the President by Long ITT case -Flanigan testimony -Conditions -Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.’s reaction -Long's reaction -Reasons Revenue-sharing -Senate Finance Committee -Passage -Likelihood to be defeated -Shultz and Mills -The President's efforts -Appreciation by local officials Taxation -Treasury Department -Connally -White Paper -Opposition to property taxes -Populism -Congressional resistance -Tax reform -Democratic voting records -Publicity -Connally as spokesman -Speeches -Policy of administration -Property tax relief and relief for parochial schools -Value-added tax [VAT] -Administration credit -Alternatives
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-1 (cont.)
-Administration study -Wallace telegram -Connally's answer -Challenge for answers -Loopholes -Connally's views -Abolition -Problems -Mortgage deductions -Charitable exemptions -Capital gains -Abolition -Impact -Mortgage deductions -Edmund S. Muskie's position -Hubert H. Humphrey -Democratic opposition -Charity, home and family deductions -Gas tax deduction -Sales tax deduction -US tax system -Tax inequities -Congressional responsibility -Candidates -Wallace
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Budget -Frank L. Rizzo -Federal money for Philadelphia -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-1 (cont.)
-Defense funds -Telephone call from the President -Federal money -Law enforcement -Narcotics control -Child care -Benefits for Rizzo
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Jews -Golda Meir -Israelis Edward M. Kennedy -Bill on Chappaquiddick -Staff work -Political prospects -Bill on Chappaquiddick -Chappaquiddick -Press reports -Denver -Conviction -Driver's license -Grand Jury proceedings -Public interest -First reports -The President's location -Ehrlichman's location -Kennedy's speech
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-1 (cont.)
-The President's and Ehrlichman's locations -Failure -Richard N. Goodwin -Public disbelief -Compared with Checkers Speech -Failure -Lack of validity
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Busing -Administration position -Approach -The President's daughters -Integrated schools -Sidwell Friends -The President and Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Integrated schools -Whittier schools -Quaker tradition -Smith and Finch Colleges -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -The President's decision -Publicity -Ways to improve education -Parental discretion -George H. Gallup poll results -Opposition -Blacks -Opposition
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-1 (cont.)
-Candidates' supporters -Wallace, Nixon, Muskie -Views on busing -Regional breakdown -Public response -Wide agreement on opposition -Experts -Uncertainty about benefits -Parental discretion -Racialism -Parents versus courts and sociologists -Administration position -Experts Ehrlichman left at 4:56 pm.
Conversation No. 712-2 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:56 pm and 5:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez and Alexander P. Butterfield. Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:00 pm. H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Location -John B. Connally [Signing of document] -Housing issue Butterfield left at an unknown time before 5:00 pm.
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-2 (cont.)
Conversation No. 712-3 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:56 pm and 5:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 23-22]
Conversation No. 712-4 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:56 pm and 5:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Sequoia -Availability -Arrangements The President talked with Clark MacGregor between 5:00 and 5:01 pm. [Conversation No. 712-4A] [See Conversation No. 23-23] [End of telephone conversation] Sequoia arrangements -Time -Dinner -Sailing The President left at an unknown time before 5:03 pm. Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 5:01 pm.
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-4 (cont.)
The President's schedule -Sequoia trip -Time -Telephone call Bull and Butterfield left at an unknown time before 5:03 pm.
Conversation No. 712-5 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:01 pm and 5:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person. Cancellation of buzzer request signal
Conversation No. 712-6 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:01 pm and 5:33 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President's schedule -Dinner on Sequoia -Departure time -Sequoia
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16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-6 (cont.)
CLARK MACGREGOR ENTERED AT 5:03 PM.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:32 pm. ITT [International Telephone and Telegraph] case -Senate committee -Session -Republican senators -Samuel J. Ervin, Jr. -Help for administration -Robert C. Byrd -Cooperation -Democrats -Byrd's role -John V. Tunney and Edward M. Kennedy faction -Charles McC. Mathias, Jr. -Vote -Trip to conference in Oxford, England -Vote -James O. Eastland, Ervin, and Byrd -Mathias -Majority -Byrd -Paul J. Fannin -William P. Rogers briefing -Meeting with Ervin -Meeting with Byrd and Ervin -Alignment with Kennedy, Tunney, Philip A. Hart, Birch E. Bayh, Jr. and Quentin N. Burdick -Likely vote -Testimony -MacGregor's conversations with Edwin Reinecke and Edgar Gillenwaters -Jack Gleason
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-6 (cont.)
-Order of appearance -Gillenwaters -Position -Availability -Harry D. Steward -Questioning -Gillenwaters -Peter M. Flanigan -Preparation -John N. Mitchell -Eastland -MacGregor -Roman L. Hruska, Edward J. Gurney and Marlow W. Cook -Questions by Kennedy and Tunney -Eastland rulings -Republican objections to questions -Executive privilege -Henry A. Kissinger -Discretion -Executive privileges -Pitfalls -Coaching by MacGregor -Problems -Questioning -Answers -Tone -Coaching -H. Chapman (“Chappie”) Rose, Bryce N. Harlow and MacGregor -Questions to avoid -Background on Richard W. McLaren policies -Administration disaffection -Legitimacy of antitrust suits -Arthur F. Burns -ITT Company -Growth under John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson -Rate -Publicity of figures -Acquisitions -Figures
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-6 (cont.)
-Inaction -Administration's record Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 5:03 pm.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:32 pm. ITT case -ITT Company -Growth -Administration's record on antitrust -Compared with Johnson and John F. Kennedy -Antitrust -Debate in administration -Acknowledgement -Justice Department -John B. Connally and Maurice H. Stans -Consent decree -Harold S. Geneen -Protests against Administration policies -Publicity -Flanigan testimony -Justice Department decision -Defense -Concern for economy -Government agencies -Secretaries of Treasury, Commerce, Council of Economic Advisors [CEA]
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-6 (cont.)
-Attacks on business -Administration policies -Points to make -Criterion of case -ITT windfall -Role of unknown White House aide -Work with lobbyists -Meetings with journalists -Suit against networks -Lobbyists with administration -Labor unions -Universities -Black caucus -Flanigan testimony -ITT settlement -Justification -Bigness of business -Antitrust cases and lobbyists -Postal rates -Media protests to White House -Newspaper mergers -Protests -Administration's openness -Administration handling -Referral to departments -Conglomerate decision -Settlement -McLaren and Erwin N. Griswold roles -Johnson and John F. Kennedy inaction -Administration counterattacks -Important questions -Malfeasance -Sheraton Corporation of America -Geneen -Contribution -Repercussions -Flanigan testimony -Impulsiveness -Edward Kennedy and Tunney -Intellects
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-6 (cont.)
Edward M. Kennedy -Harvard University -Examination -Social life [Unintelligible] MacGregor's activities -Trip to Minneapolis -Republican group -National Alliance of Businessmen [NAB] breakfast -Speech -Turnout -Meeting with President on April 10, 1972 Edward Kennedy -Bill on Chappaquiddick -The President’s talk with John D. Ehrlichman -Congressional Record -MacGregor's conversation with William E. Minshall -Public interest -Origin of bill -Size of staff -Reasons Charles W. Colson Vietnam -Democratic critics -Counterattack -Vulnerability Kleindienst -Confirmation -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] question for MacGregor Vietnam -Bombing -NBC question from MacGregor -Risks -Hanoi
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-6 (cont.)
-Haiphong -Results -Accomplishments -Middle East, Soviet Union, Berlin and People's Republic of China [PRC] -Critics -Handling -1800 election -Thomas Jefferson's identification with France -Near defeat -John Adams -Identification -Federalist mistakes -Alien and Sedition Acts -Jeffersons' narrow margin of victory -Identification with enemy -Johnson -North Vietnamese invasion -Betrayal of American soldiers -Lack of criticism of North Vietnam -William P. Rogers's testimony -MacGregor's sister-in-law and brother -Reaction -Handling -MacGregor's call -Encouragement -The President -Rogers -Reluctance to fight -Melvin R. Laird ITT case -Senate committee -Termination of hearings -Time -Executive session -Edward Kennedy and Tunney -Criticism of Ervin -Testimony -Flanigan -William E. Timmons
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-6 (cont.)
-John D. Ehrlichman -Edward Kennedy and Tunney -Attack on Ervin -Counterattack -Cook -Gurney -Hawkishness -Report from Wallace H. Johnson -Conversation with Hruska -Reinecke's and Gillenwaters's testimony -Gleason testimony -Avoidance -Delays -Gillenwaters -Objections -Hruska -Testimony -Steward -Substitutes -Reinecke and Gillenwaters -MacGregor's statement Senate -Irresponsibility -"War Powers" debate -Lyndon Johnson's tenure -Foreign Relations Committee -Reaction to fund cut-off bill -George D. Aiken -Age MacGregor -Political experience -Work with the President -1972 election Senate -Work as a body Stephen B. Bull entered at 5:32 pm.
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 712-6 (cont.)
-Departure of senators MacGregor left at 5:32 pm. The President's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 5:33 pm.
Conversation No. 712-7 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:32 pm and 5:33 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 23-24]
Conversation No. 712-8 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: 5:33 pm - 5:34 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Julie Nixon Eisenhower. [See Conversation No. 23-25; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]
Conversation No. 712-9 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:35 pm and 11:59 pm Location: Oval Office
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Unknown persons [Secret Service agents] met. The President's schedule -Location [Unintelligible] The conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 11:59 pm.