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Date: 
Apr 20, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 714-1 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:37 am and 8:41 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President's schedule Sanchez left at an unknown time before 8:41 am.
Conversation No. 714-2 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: 8:41 am - unknown before 9:38 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Weather -Weekend The President's schedule -Meeting with John B. Connally -Confirmation -Time -Duration -Meeting with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 8:41 am. -Meeting with Connally -Arrangements -Time
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Delay -The President's briefing -Haig -Time The unknown person left at an unknown time before 8:42 am. William P. Rogers -Meeting with Haldeman and Haig -Value -Advantages -Subjects -Message from Leonid I. Brezhnev -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Yuli M. Vorontsov Rose Mary Woods entered at 8:42 am. Message for Henry A. Kissinger -Preparation -Copies -Review -Corrections Woods left at 8:43 am. Vietnam -Rogers's meeting with Haldeman and Haig -Message from Brezhnev -Contents -Form -Vorontsov -References to North Vietnam -Kissinger’s view -Negotiations -Soviet involvement -Meeting with Rogers -Haig’s briefing -Rogers’s reaction -Course of negotiations -Camp David meeting -The President’s comments
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-State Department -The President’s trip to Canada -Speech before Parliament -Negotiations -Rogers’s questions -Tanks and troops -Secrecy -Briefing of Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -Rogers’s assurances -Herbert Brownell -Kissinger The President's meeting with Connally -Connally's statement on resignation -Arrangements -Work with Haldeman
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-George P. Shultz Haig -Abilities -Dealings with Rogers Connally -Date of resignation The President's schedule -Press conference
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Day -Wisconsin visit Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:43 am. -Dr. W. Kenneth Riland -Rescheduling of appointment Bull left at an unknown time before 9:26 am. International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case -Jack Gleason -Edgar Gillenwaters's testimony -Birch E. Bayh, Jr.'s reaction -Bayh's criticism of Gillenwaters -Edwin Reinecke -Gillenwaters's response -Gillenwaters's reputation and credibility Law enforcement -John N. Mitchell -Press coverage -Television -Washington Post -Jerry V. Wilson -Award -Coverage -Benefits Press -Washington Post and New York Times -Articles on Gross National Product [GNP] -Differences -Comparison -GNP increase -Wire stories -Inflation -Networks -Washington Post coverage -John D. Ehrlichman -Confrontation -Press questions
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Compared with Ronald L. Ziegler -Kissinger -Position after election -Communications work -Herbert G. Klein White House staff -Ziegler -New job -Network job Giovanni Battista Motini [Pope Paul VI] -Message from the President -Terence Cardinal Cook and John Cardinal Krol -Papal nuncio -Peter M. Flanigan -Haig -Cook -Conversation with Flanigan -Charles W. Colson -Conversation with Krol Press conference -"Three on one" press conference -Arrangements Connally -Announcement of resignation -Scheduling The President's schedule -Public schedule -Dissemination -Nellie L. Yates -Newspapers Connally resignation -Dissemination of announcement -William F. (“Billy”) Graham American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE] reception -Cabinet officers
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Celebrities -Officers -Presence War protests -Handling -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] and Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] -Ehrlichman -Cuts in Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] subsidy -Shultz -Resistance Higher education -Cuts in budget -Nuclear reactors -Shultz -Strategy Demonstrators
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Tricia Nixon Cox’s schedule -University of Maryland table tennis appearance -Problems -Audiences at universities -Golf games -Tennis audiences -Problems -Tennis players
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Compared with golfers -The President’s constituency -[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II Haldeman's handling of Rogers -Administration backing -Connally -Publicity -Washington Post and New York Times -Radio and television -Speech to newspaper editors The President's schedule -Trip to Moscow -Press conference -Time -Television coverage -Duration -Advantages of short time -Best times -Moscow trip -Visit to church -Arrangements -Kissinger ITT case -Senate investigation -Gleason's testimony -Contributions -Questions -Objections -Roman L. Hruska -Edward M. Kennedy -James O. Eastland -Bayh -Statements on case -Clark MacGregor -Flanigan -Testimony -Richard G. Kleindienst confirmation -Favorable report -Administration counterattack
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Colson -Timing -Samuel J. Ervin, Jr. -Committee hearings -Termination -Democrats' reaction -Report to Senate -Thursday -Delays -Advantages -Ervin and Robert C. Byrd Haig Vietnam -New York Times -Colson -House debate -Partisanship -John C. Stennis and Samuel S. Stratton -Democratic caucus -Resolution -Counterattack -Condemnation of North Vietnam -Barry M. Goldwater -News summary -Blame for invasion -Cartoon -Edmund S. Muskie -Administration stance -Rogers, Laird, Connally and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -The President’s memorandum for Kissinger -Kissinger’s speeches for Vietnamese, People’s Republic of China [PRC] and Soviet Union visits -Soviets -Involvement in negotiations -Kissinger’s contacts with Brezhnev and Andrei A. Gromkyo -Summit -Kissinger’s visit -Brezhnev -Compared with Chou En-lai -Kissinger
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Role in negotiations -Limitations -Historical consciousness -Meeting with Brezhnev -View of Cold War -Harvard University -Meeting with Brezhnev -Chou En-lai -Subjects of discussion -Concerns -Guidelines -Summit -Dobrynin -Vietnam settlement -Soviets -Relation of Vietnam to summit -Kissinger’s meeting with Brezhnev -Length of opening speech -Vietnam -Other topics -Negotiations -Kissinger -Handling -Rogers -Contrast with Kissinger -Limitations World War II -Unknown book -Winston S. Churchill -Age -Work routine -Cables -Relaxation -Style of leadership Connally -Comments on the President -Danger of over reaction to critics -Connally's actions -The President's level of thinking -Ability to generalize
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Contrast with Connally's performance as governor News summary -Lyndon K. ("Mort") Allin and Patrick J. Buchanan -The President's perusal -Delivery to Camp David -Negative news The President's schedule -Periods of rest -Periods of strenuous mental activity -1960 and 1968 campaigns -James E. Bassett -Herbert G. Klein -Bassett -1956 -News stories -Concern over criticism -ITT case -Time and effort spent -Impact Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -News stories -Value -World report Rose Mary Woods entered at 9:26 am. A message to Kissinger -Copies -The President's revisions -Text -Dictating omission -Kissinger's opening statement -Length -Delivery -Haig -Kissinger -Confidentiality -Marjorie P. Acker -Transmission to Kissinger
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Woods left at 9:27 am. -Content -Meeting with Brezhnev -General theme -Advice to Kissinger -Vietnam -Dobrynin -Gromyko -Contacts with Brezhnev -Kissinger’s objectives in discussion -General discussion Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:27 am. The President’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 9:38 am. Message to Kissinger -Content -Vietnam -Instruction to Kissinger Meeting with Connally -Delay -Explanation from Haldeman -Vietnam message -Air strikes Haldeman left at an unknown time before 9:38 am.
Conversation No. 714-3 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:27 am and 9:38 am Location: Oval Office
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Message for Henry A. Kissinger Soviet summit -Possible cancellation -Kissinger -Negotiations -Anti-ballistic missiles [ABMs] -National Command [Authority] [NCA] Haldeman left at an unknown time before 9:38 am.
Conversation No. 714-4 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: 9:38 am - 11:06 am Location: Oval Office The President met with John B. Connally. Greetings Vietnam -Bombing Connally’s schedule -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman Vietnam -Hanoi and Haiphong -Military activity -Surface to air missiles [SAMs] -Targets -US air strikes -Capitol Hill reaction -Public reaction -Professors -Congress
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Reaction -John C. Stennis -Criticism of administration -Problems -Compared with Korean War in pre-1950 election period -Democrats -James F. Byrnes -Henry A. Wallace -Helen Gahagan Douglas -William E. Jenner -Democratic doves -Condemnation of US -North Vietnamese invasion -Double standard -Connally's speech -Criticism of the President's critics -Early support of the war -Public attitudes -Opposition to defeat and humiliation -Connally's speech -Troop withdrawals -Support for Vietnamization -Response -American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE] -Location of meeting -Response -Duration -Questions Connally -Conversation with Haldeman -Previous discussions -Future plans -Problems -Role in Cabinet -Economic policy formulation -International trade policy -Departure -Public perceptions -Politics -President’s trip to Moscow -Timing
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Circumstances -Role in administration -Advice -Tax reform -Fall elections -Temporary stay in Washington -Future plans -Conversation with Haldeman -Tenure as Secretary of the Treasury -Conflicts with White House staff -Departure -Circumstances -Handling -Public explanation -State of economy -Inflation -Accomplishments -Pay Board -Price Commission -Cost of Living Council [COLC] -International economy -Explanation of departure
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Treasury Department -Connally's successor -Haldeman -George P. Shultz -Charls E. Walker -Paul A. Volcker
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Qualifications -Relation with Arthur F. Burns -Shultz -Knowledge -International monetary policy -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Possible promotion -Haldeman -Shultz -Work with staff and economic councils -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA], COLC, Pay Board, Price Commission -Relation with State Department -Compared with David M. Kennedy -Stamina -Intelligence -Announcement -Handling by the President -Statements by the President and Connally -Presentation of Shultz and Weinberger -Connally's tenure -Successes -Connally's departure -Effect -Texas Connally -Departure -Circumstances -Treasury Department tenure -Personal sacrifices -Family commitments -Accomplishments -Future assignments -Speculation -Advisory capacity -Proper role -Personal plans
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Economy -Connally’s projections -International monetary -Japanese, US and Canadian elections -Europe -Great Britain -Common Market -Policies for 1972 -Connally’s role -Problems -Shultz’s role -International agreements -Compared to Connally -August 1971 -Unknown person’s comment to the President -Domestic economy -Major problem -Spending limits -Shultz's memorandum -Budget -Effect of 1972 election -Cuts -Family Assistance Plan [FAP] -Welfare -Revenue-sharing -Defense -Soviet summit -Bases -Melvin R. Laird -Air Force -Missiles -Vietnam -Navy
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Size -Missiles -Education -Higher education -Agriculture -Austerity -1972 election -Impact -Washington Post and New York Times assessments on Gross National Product [GNP] -Distortions -GNP -Wholesale Price Index [WPI] -Changes -Consumer Price Index [CPI] impact -Corporate profits -Dr. C. Jackson (“Dan”) Grayson, Jr. -Price increases -Mechanism of control -Projected boom -Employment -Increase -US plants abroad -Closures -Automobiles -Expansion -Fall 1972 -Problems -Tax reform -John D. Ehrlichman's meeting with Connally -Simplification -Timing of position -Property taxes -Substitute for revenue-sharing -Revenue-sharing -New American Revolution -Political appeal -Termination -Welfare reform -FAP -The President’s family
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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-Current attitudes toward welfare -Depression -Able bodied workers -Family assistance -Russell B. Long -National character -Budget -Cuts -Timing -Weinberger's suggestions -Difficulties Cabinet -Shake-up -Retentions -Changes -State Department -Defense Department -Richard G. Kleindienst -George W. Romney -John A. Volpe -Elliot L. Richardson -Rogers C. B. Morton -Administrative abilities -James D. Hodgson -Peter G. Peterson -Political views -Make-up -Loyalists
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Richardson -Defense and State departments -Changes -Foreign economic policy -State Department The President’s recent trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] Vietnam -Soviet summit -Impact of bombing Hanoi and Haiphong -Joseph C. Kraft -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin meetings -William P. Rogers -Henry A. Kissinger -Hot line -Soviets -Role in ending war -John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, W[illiam] Averell Harriman -Leonid I. Brezhnev’s message to the President -Blockade of ships -US response to Soviets -Bombing -Avoidance of Haiphong and Hanoi -Laird -Possible blockade -Message from Brezhnev -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Secrecy -Camp David cover story An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 9:38 am. -Departure time -Meeting with Brezhnev -Publicity -Return to US -The President’s trip to Moscow -Announcement -Summit -Link to war
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The unknown person left at an unknown time before 11:06 am. -Conditions of the President’s attendance -Soviet aid to North Vietnam -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Announcement -Possible effect on “doves” -The President’s memorandum to Kissinger -Talking points -Soviet actions -US options -Blockade -Protests at home -Conditions for ending -Prisoners of war [POWs] -North Vietnamese and Soviet judgment of the President -Johnson -Consequences of US defeat -Middle East -Johnson’s actions -Compared to the President’s -North Vietnamese offensive -Bombing of North Vietnam, Hanoi and Haiphong -Kissinger -Political consequences -1972 election -Possible defeat -US foreign policy -Public support for the President’s successor -Public opinion -Support for the President -Soviet summit -President’s trip to the PRC -Korean War -Kraft -Political benefits -North Vietnamese offensive -Possible defeat in 1972 election -Consequences
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Presidency -Requirements -World War II -Compared with Vietnam -Kissinger -Sorties -Contacts with Soviet Union -Brezhnev -Contacts with PRC -Chou En-lai -Mao Tse-tung -Need for strength
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Vietnam -Blockade of Haiphong -POWs -Summit -Announcement
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-POW issue -Election Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:38 am. The President's schedule -Meeting in Cabinet Room -Catholic leaders -Connally's attendance -Clarence Walton's delivery of a report -Size of group Bull left at an unknown time before 11:06 am. Connally's plans -Conversations with Shultz and William F. (“Billy”) Graham
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Connally left at 11:06 am.
Conversation No. 714-5 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: 11:06 am - 11:08 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President's schedule -Dinner -Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo's attendance -Call to Woods Tricia Nixon Cox -Attendance at People's Republic of China [PRC] table tennis event at the University of Maryland -Reception by audience
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The President's schedule -William P. Rogers -White House staff -PRC trip -Trip to Camp David -Tricia Nixon Cox
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Woods -Dinner -Rebozo -Departure time Woods left at 11:08 am.
Conversation No. 714-6 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:08 am and 11:39 am Location: Oval Office Rose Mary Woods met with unknown persons. White House tour -Rose Garden -Presidential seal -Ceiling -Rose Garden -Flowers Woods and the unknown persons left at an unknown time before 11:39 am.
Conversation No. 714-7 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: 11:43 am - 11:46 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Cliffard D. Carlson, Carol A. Carlson and Max L. Friedersdorf; Stephen B. Bull and the White House photographer were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings and introductions
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Carol Carlson -Age -Compared with Tricia Nixon Cox Cliffard Carlson -Previous meeting with the President -Death of wife [Photograph session] -Arrangements
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Presidential gifts -Cuff links -Pin -Golf balls -Tie clips White House -Tour of Rose Garden -Plants Cliffard Carlson's residence in Washington area -Washington property as investment -Cliffard Carlson's tenure in Congress Cliffard Carlson et al. left at 11:46 am.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 714-8 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: 11:46 am Location: Oval Office An unknown person talked with the President. Call to unknown person -Return call
Conversation No. 714-9 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:46 am and 11:48 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Meeting with John D. Ehrlichman -Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] matter -Location Bull left at an unknown time before 11:48 am.
Conversation No. 714-10 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:46 am and 11:48 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Location John D. Ehrlichman -Location -Meeting Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Panda ceremony -Return to White House The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:46 and 11:48 am. [Conversation No. 714-10A] [See Conversation No. 23-47] [End of telephone conversation] Bull left at an unknown time before 11:48 am.
Conversation No. 714-11 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: 11:48 am - 12:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon between 11:48 and 11:52 am. [Conversation No. 714-11A] [See Conversation No. 23-48; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation.] John D. Ehrlichman entered at an unknown time after 11:48 am. [End of telephone conversation] Budget -Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Previous cuts -Defense contracts -Weapons -Amount Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 11:52 am. Refreshment Ehrlichman's schedule -Speech Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:02 pm. Budget -Ehrlichman's review -George P. Shultz's figures -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Higher education -Current state -Cuts in subsidies -Science -Ideology of teachers -Dr. Edward E. David, Jr. -Possible resignation -Science -Cuts -Percentage -Approach -Shultz -MIT -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] contracts -Transportation Department contracts -Research -Grants -Subject -Cuts -Defense contracts -Inventory -Weinberger -Stanford University -Review of contracts
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Higher education -Cut in grants -Contracts -Penalty clauses -Non-renewal of grants -Instructions to departments -Cuts in grants -Weinberger -University of Chicago -Teaching assistants -Austerity -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Shultz's memorandum -Austerity budget -Instructions to Weinberger -National Science Foundation [NSF] -Cuts -Amount of funding -Jeb Stuart Magruder -Cuts -Support -Peter G. Peterson -Weinberger -Cuts in taxes -NSF -MIT -NSF -Cuts -Management contract -Lincoln Labs -Higher education -Cuts in grants for teaching assistants -Minimums -Exceptions -Defense example -Weinberger -Loopholes -Protests -Handling Ehrlichman's schedule -Speech
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-American Enterprise Institute [AEI] -William J. Baroody, Jr. -Police officials -Press coverage -Charles W. Colson's analysis Press -Ronald L. Ziegler -Network news subjects -Vietnam, International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT], economy and John B. Connally's speech -Sunday stories -Ehrlichman's dealings -Story on crime -Picture of the President -Story -Law Enforcement Assistance Act [LEAA] -Other stories -Exploitation Ehrlichman's schedule -Trip to Camp David -Time Ehrlichman's speech -Audience Ehrlichman left at 12:03 pm.
Conversation No. 714-12 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:03 pm and 12:06 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Location -Telephone call -Briefing -Ronald L. Ziegler The President's schedule -Camp David -The President's perusal of war powers bill -Meeting with Haig -Call from Butterfield Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:06 pm.
Conversation No. 714-13 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: 12:06 pm - 12:29 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Ziegler's schedule -Meeting with Clarence Walton’s commission Democrats in House of Representatives Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked with the President between 12:07 and 12:08 pm. [Conversation No. 714-13A] [See Conversation No. 23-49] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Bombing -Vote of House Democrats -Floor vote
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Condemnation of North Vietnam -Democratic caucus -Alternatives -Administration rebuttal -Rebuff to North Vietnamese invasion -Break-down of vote -Previous votes -Opposition to resolution -Haig -Meeting with press -Robert J. McCloskey -Observations on Vietnam -North Vietnam -State and Defense Departments -Term to be used -Instructions to Ziegler, McCloskey and Daniel Z. Henkin -Negotiations -North Vietnamese note -US response -Current status -Briefing -[Gerald L. Warren] -Ziegler -Warren -North Vietnamese invasion -Democratic resolution -Response -Contradictions -Ineffectiveness against weapons -Soviets -College professors' protests -Washington Post story -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Attack on Democrats -Speech at American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE] event Press -Coverage of panda presentation to National Zoo -Coverage of table tennis event -Chinese John D. Ehrlichman's schedule
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Briefings -Benefits The President's schedule -Press conference -Scheduling -War situation -Pennsylvania primary -Press coverage -Length -Conversation with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Troop announcement -Foreign policy questions International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case -Richard G. Kleindienst -Committee action -Decision -Schedule -Handling -Peter M. Flanigan testimony Henry A. Kissinger's Moscow trip -Ziegler's knowledge -Warren -Receipt of telephone calls -Return from Camp David -Inquiries -Kissinger’s location -Answers -Referral to Haig -Telephone calls -National Security Council [NSC] office -Camp David -Ziegler's statement -Staff meeting -Make-up of group -Kissinger, Ehrlichman and Haldeman -Kissinger's presence -The President's plans -ASNE -Senior staff members
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Kissinger, Ehrlichman and Haldeman -Kissinger's location -The President's schedule -Sunday stories -Build-up -The President's article for U.S. News and World Report -Foreign policy -Taxes -Legislation Taxes -Non-public schools -Credits -Commitments -Clarence Walton -Constitutionality -Passage by Congress -Opposition -Commitments -Current studies -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] and Treasury Department -Major questions -Administration's support for credits The President's schedule -Haldeman’s schedule -Camp David -Meeting with Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope -White House Photographers Dinner -Rehearsal -Arrangements
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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-Hope -Dinners -The President's attendance -Ziegler’s talk with Haldeman -White House Photographers -George Tames -Hope -Gridiron -White House Correspondents Association -Women's Press Association -Value -White House Photographers -Correspondents Association -Gridiron -Women's Press Association ASNE Dinner -Ziegler's evaluation -Women's Press Club -Reuben O. Askew -Robert C. Wilson -Voice -Slide presentation -John B. Connally -Speech -Jack B. Krueger
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
ASNE White House reception -Ziegler's attendance -Cabinet members' attendance -Arrangement -Haldeman -Tour of White House second floor -California editors -Meeting with Ziegler and Herbert G. Klein -Blair House -Meeting with the President -Question and answer session The President's schedule -Meeting with Haig -Instructions to Herbert L. Porter Ziegler left at 12:29 pm.
Conversation No. 714-14 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: 12:30 pm - 1:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Haig’s physical condition Message for Henry A. Kissinger -Receipt -Reply Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Possible results -Summit -The President’s memorandum to Kissinger -Problems -Purpose -Kissinger’s discussion with Haig
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Nguyen Van Thieu -Plenary session -Date -Vietnam -Soviet participation in settlement -Secret meeting -Date -Announcement -De-escalation of bombing -Hanoi area Vietnam -Bombing of North Vietnam -B-52s -Fighter-bombers -B-52s -Targets -Supply -Petroleum, Oil, Lubricants [POL] -Surveillance -Start of raids -Frequency -Intensity -Weather -South Vietnam -Southern I Corps and II Corps -Binhdinh Province -Hue -Area of Vietminh strength -Binhdinh Province Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:30 pm. Refreshment Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:56 pm. Vietnam -South Vietnam -Area of North Vietnamese-Viet Cong strength -Area of fighting -North Vietnam
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Number of troops in South Vietnam -South Vietnam -Republic of Korea operations -Current fighting -Route 19 -Ankhe Pass -Casualties -III Corps -An Loc -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] battalion -North Vietnamese attacks -Dou Tien [sp?] -North Vietnamese offensive -Duration -South Vietnamese performance -21st Division -Commander, Brig. Gen. Nguyen Van Minh -An Loc -ARVN battalion -Casualties -North Vietnamese casualties -Air sorties -B-52 strikes -Morale of North Vietnam -Tanks -Destruction -South Vietnamese success -Air sorties -B-52s -Number -Gunships -South Vietnam -Performance -Losses -Impact on morale -Guerrilla action -I Corps -Ultimate result -Press reports -Editorials in Washington Star -Smith Hempstone, Jr. -Vice President's Spiro T. Agnew’s speech
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-Language -Unknown army Lieutenant Colonel -Criticism of press -The President's commendation -Press -Treatment -Agnew’s criticisms in speech -J. William Fulbright -References to Ho Chi Minh -Congress -Presidential candidates -Edmund S. Muskie, Edward M. Kennedy and Hubert H. Humphrey -Past statements -Democratic caucus -Resolution -Publicity -Battle reports -Misinterpretation -Fire bases -Observation posts [OPs] -Mission -North Vietnamese offensive -An Loc -Holding -Necessity -Bombing -Compared to Verdun -Thieu -Losses -II Corps -Towns -Retention -Kontum -North Vietnamese offensive -South Vietnamese retreats -Resistance -Problems -Soviets in World War II -Germans in World War I against Russians -I Corps -1st Division commander -Damage to North Vietnam
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-Casualties -Fire Base Bastogne -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Air strikes -Value -Psychology -Kissinger in Moscow -North Vietnamese supplies -Purpose -Destruction of pacification and Vietnamization -Soviets -Possible role -Pressure on North Vietnam -Trade-off -Bombing halt -Prisoners of war [POW] exchange -Effect on 1972 election -North Vietnamese offensive -Blockade -Timing -1972 election -POWs -Effectiveness -Studies -Circumvention -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Soviets -Benefits -Counterattacks -Effects on North Vietnamese morale -Wounded veterans -Social problems -POW testimony -Loss of young men -Desertions -Lack of training -Bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong -Effect on North Vietnamese morale -Effectiveness -Compared with 1968 strikes -Bombing halt -Techniques
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Target selection -Robert S. McNamara -Restraints -B-52s -Impact on ground troops -Warning -Resolution of House Democrats The President's return call William P. Rogers -Conversation with Haig Rose Mary Woods entered at 12:56 pm. -Rogers's trip to Camp David -Problems -John D. Ehrlichman -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Kissinger Haig left at 12:57 pm. The President's schedule -American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE] reception -Duration
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The President’s schedule -Tricia Nixon Cox
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-Woods's call Woods talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 12:57 and 1:07 pm. [Conversation No. 714-14A]
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[See Conversation No. 23-50; one items has been withdrawn from the conversation.] Woods conferred with the President. Woods talked with Tricia Nixon Cox. [End of telephone conversation]
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The President's schedule -Camp David -Helicopter -Time Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Woods's call -Woods's presence at Camp David Woods left at 1:07 pm.
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Conversation No. 714-15 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:07 pm and 1:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President's schedule -Executive Office Building [EOB] office Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:10 pm.
Conversation No. 714-16 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: Unknown after 1:07 pm until 1:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President's schedule -Departure for Camp David -Sanchez's departure -American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE] reception -Time The President and Sanchez left at 1:10 pm.
Conversation No. 714-17 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:10 pm and 4:13 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown persons [Secret Service agents] met.
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An unknown agent talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 1:10 pm and 4:13 pm. [Conversation No. 714-17A] The President’s location -Executive Office Building [EOB] office [End of telephone conversation] [Unintelligible] The conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 4:13 pm.
Conversation No. 714-18 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:10 pm and 4:18 pm Location: Oval Office Alexander P. Butterfield met with Stephen B. Bull. Unknown object for the President Astronauts -Butterfield's and Bull's involvement in unknown event -Pictures The President entered at 4:13 pm. Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope -Location The President’s schedule
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 14s ]
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White House gifts -Putters -Hope -Quantity -Contributors Butterfield left at 4:16 pm. -Cost Hope -Meeting with the President -Photographs -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins -Weather Bull left at an unknown time before 4:18 pm.
Conversation No. 714-19 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:16 pm and 4:18 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope -Arrival -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
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-Conversation with Ronald L. Ziegler -Meeting with the President -Scheduling Bull left at an unknown time before 4:18 pm.
Conversation No. 714-20 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: 4:18 pm - 4:21 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Manolo Sanchez -Delivery to Woods of memoranda for private file Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope's meeting with the President -Photographs -Weather Tricia Nixon Cox -Schedule The President's schedule -Camp David -Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo's arrival
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Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:18 pm. Hope -Arrival -Meeting with the President Bull left at an unknown time before 4:21 pm.
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Woods left at 4:21 pm.
Conversation No. 714-21 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: 4:21 pm - 4:24 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope, Ronald L. Ziegler and Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins. Greetings Hope's show Photographs -Rose Garden
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Lighting -Flags Gift presentation -Putter -Quality -Hope’s trophy room -Previous golf games with the President American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE] reception -Jokes -The President's attendance -Pandas -Jack N. Anderson Rose Garden -Photographs The President et al. left at 4:24 pm.
Conversation No. 714-22 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: 4:29 pm - 4:48 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope and Ronald L. Ziegler. Weather Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Meeting with the President An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 4:29 pm. Haig -Meeting with the President The unknown person left at an unknown time before 4:48 pm.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Vietnam -North Vietnamese offensive -Strength -Number of divisions -US retaliation -Compared to Inchon landing Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:29 pm. Haig -Location Bull left at an unknown time before 4:48 pm. Vietnam -North Vietnamese offensive -Effects on North Vietnam -Objectives -US reaction -South Vietnamese collapse -South Vietnamese performance -US reaction -Bombing -Size of force -Carriers -Destroyers -Cruisers -B-52s -Number of sorties -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Hanoi and Haiphong -Retaliation -North Vietnamese offensive -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -Regular troops -Compared to Vietcong [VC] -US reaction -Bombing -Cessation -Conditions -US casualties
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-Rate -US participation -Air and sea support -Vietnamization -South Vietnamese response -Air sorties -Number by South Vietnam -Ability to resist -Bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong -Soviets -People’s Republic of China [PRC] and Soviet summits -Stakes of war -The President’s stature -Bombing -Dwight D. Eisenhower’s evaluation -North Vietnamese offensive -Naval response -Blockade -Soviet and North Vietnamese reaction -Options for US -Avoidance of defeat -US defeat -Consequences -Impact on Southeast Asia and Middle East -Middle East -United Arab Republic [Egypt] -Threat to Israel -US policies -Poker game analogy -North Vietnamese offensive -US response -Negotiations -Prisoners of war [POWs] -1972 election -Consequences of defeat -Peace demonstrations -Demonstration at Soviet embassy -American Legion -Press reports -Response -Charles W. Colson -Press reports
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Press -Defeatism -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Speech to American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE] -Attack on Democrats -Golf ball -Message John B. Connally -Speech to ASNE -William P. Rogers and Melvin R. Laird Vietnam -Future US actions -Haig briefing for White House staff -Unknown US Lieutenant Colonel in Vietnam -Attack on reporters -State Department -Reporters’ alleged action -Helicopters -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] -Commendation -Publicity -US press -Behavior -Bob Hope Show -Visit to Vietnam -Response -Press distortions
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Jack N. Anderson -Hope's joke -Henry A. Kissinger Photograph album -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins Golf game -Arrangements -California Well wishes -The President's family -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Delores (Reade) Hope Vietnam -US policies -1972 election -Bombing Hope and Ziegler left at 4:48 pm.
Conversation No. 714-23 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:48 pm and 4:49 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown woman. Delivery of briefcase The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 4:49 pm.
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Conversation No. 714-24 Date: April 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:49 pm and 11:59 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown persons [Secret Service agents] met. [Unintelligible] An unknown agent talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 4:49 and 11:59 pm. [Conversation No. 714-24A] The President’s location -Residence [End of telephone conversation] [Unintelligible] The unknown agents left at an unknown time before 11:59 pm.