719

Date: 
May 04, 1972 - May 05, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conversation No. 719-1 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: 8:43-unknown before 8:45 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Greetings Bull left at an unknown time before 8:45 am.
Conversation No. 719-2 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: 8:45 am - 8:57 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Greetings Vietnam -Morning report -North Vietnam offensive -Maj. Gen. Ngo Quang Truong -IV corps -Shakeup of command -News reports -United Press International [UPI] reporter -Sydney Schanberg -Air strikes -Effectiveness -Damage assessment -Duong Hoi -Quang Tri -Details -Merger of divisions -Losses
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-2 (cont.)
-Hue area -South Vietnam perimeter -Consolidation of forces -Effects -Cavalry squadron -South Vietnam marines -Mobile reserve -2nd Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] division -Airborne division -ARVN counterattack -A South Vietnamese general -Brigade in Kontum -Problems -B-52 strikes -III corps -ARVN movements -An loc -Fighting -Phouc Long (sp?) -US retaliation -Air strikes -North Vietnam losses -Naval gunfire -Effectiveness -Air operations -Damage in North Vietnam -Reports on air action -A news report -Public information officer [PIO] problems -Source -Anti-Americanism in South Vietnam -Washington Star -Article -UPI -[Forename unknown] Ward (?) -I Corps -Military action -Hue area -Symbolism -Comparison with Verdun, Stalingrad -Importance
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-2 (cont.)
-Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Haig's conversation with Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Compared with Kontum -Firepower to be used -South Vietnam counteroffensive -Real problems -Hue -Importance -Air strikes -Tactical air [TACAIR] -Night attacks -PIO problems -Reports -"Hawks" -Henry A. Kissinger -Haig's previous meeting -Samuel L. Devine's group -Edward J. Derwinski -Haig’s view -Statements -Need for support -Criticism Haig left at 8:57 am.
Conversation No. 719-3 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: 8:58 am - 9:02 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Dictation-Eulogy for J. Edgar Hoover -Hoover's legend -Hoover's career -Support of presidents -Dwight D. Eisenhower
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-3 (cont.)
-Lyndon B. Johnson -Performance as Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] director An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 8:58 am. The unknown person left at an unknown time before 9:02 am. Woods's suggestion Manolo Sanchez -Health -Knee operation -Payment Woods left at 9:02 am.
Conversation No. 719-4 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: 9:06 am – 9:59 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Some carpenters President's meeting with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Instructions to Haldeman -Melvin R. Laird -Responsibility in public relations -Burning of US building in South Vietnam -News story Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 9:07 am.
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-4 (cont.)
J. Edgar Hoover -President's eulogy -Review -Nature of statement -Press coverage -Distribution time L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III’s previous meeting at the Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -Press coverage of FBI -Congressional criticism Hoover eulogy -Distribution Ziegler left at 9:09 am. Vietnam -Press reports -Haig -Ziegler -Department of Defense interviews -Briefing for John B. Connally -Henry A. Kissinger's attendance Advice on response to North Vietnam offensive -Connally -National Security Council [NSC] -William P. Rogers, Laird -The President’s view -Charles W. Colson, Clark MacGregor -Connally -John N. Mitchell -Kissinger -Poll -Results -Soviet Summit -Kissinger's advice -Timing of North Vietnam offensive -Appearance of US weakness -Briefing with Connally -Haldeman and Kissinger
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-4 (cont.)
-Timing -Connally -Call from Haldeman -Briefing with Haldeman, Kissinger -Time -President's meeting with Kissinger -Importance -Forthcoming Soviet response -Mitchell Kissinger's previous speech at the Metropolitan Club -Reception -Speaking ability -Importance -Gordon Gray Vietnam -Press reports -North Vietnam offensive -South Vietnam response -Shakeup of command -US command -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -President's discussion with Kissinger -Soviet Summit -Cancellation -Blockade -Military targets -Coordination with blockade -Blockade -Cessation -Conditions -Prisoners of war [POWs] release -Ceasefire -Criticism -Conflict with Soviets -US military evaluations -Navy -Haig -The President’s view -Army
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-4 (cont.)
-Connally -Briefing -Time -President's schedule -Kissinger FBI -Hoover -Gray Vietnam -End-the-war amendment -John C. Stennis amendment -Delay on vote -Clifford P. Case-Frank F. Church amendment -Robert C. Byrd-Michael J. Mansfield amendment -Presentation to Senate -Mansfield -Byrd -Content -Mobilization of supporters -President's response -John A. Scali -Leak at State Department -Contacts with press -Kenneth W. Clawson -Richard A. Moore -Rogers -The President’s view Haldeman's meeting with John R. (“Tex”) McCrary, Scali, Moore -Soviet trip -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Cancellation of her trip -Analogy to People's Republic of China [PRC] trip -Itinerary -McCrary -Haldeman’s view
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-4 (cont.)
White House staff -Instructions for Haldeman -Colson Connally -Meeting
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Forthcoming election -National conventions -Plans for security -Organization Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:07 am. Kissinger -Meeting with the President Bull left at an unknown time before 9:30 am. Forthcoming election -Republican National Convention -Plans for security -Term of service -Advantages over National Guard and police -Personnel -Training
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-4 (cont.)
Democratic convention -Plans for security -Reubin O. Askew -Miami Beach mayor -White House help -John D. Ehrlichman -Egil (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr. Vietnam -"Hawks" -Fears of secret administration plans -Knowledge of public support for the President -Poll Kissinger entered at 9:30 pm. Vietnam -Kissinger's talk with Connally -Time of meeting -Haldeman -Arrangements Haldeman talked with Connally at an unknown time between 9:30 and 9:35 am. [Conversation No. 719-4A] Meeting -Time -Place [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Advice -Mitchell -Value -Meeting -Time -Kissinger's schedule -Meeting with Mitchell -Time
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-4 (cont.)
Haldeman left at 9:35 am. Soviet Summit -Forthcoming briefing of Connally -Haldeman's role -Kissinger's role -Connally's judgment Vietnam -Kissinger's reception at The Metropolitan Club -Administration efforts -The President’s view -North Vietnam offensive -Failure -Comparison with Dien Bien Phu -An Loc -Importance -Kontum -An Loc -Artillery -Haig -South Vietnam response -Hue -Kontum -Prospect of loss -Quality of South Vietnam division -An Khe -Hue -President's conversation with Haig -Quang Tri -Importance -Comparison to Verdun -Military action -Air Force reports -The President’s view -Air strikes -Effectiveness -World War II -Strategic and Tactical air [TACAIR] bombing -Use of helicopter
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-4 (cont.)
-US military forces -Performance -Reorganization -Styx missile -Use by Israeli destroyer -US carriers -Vulnerability -Negotiations -Le Duc Tho -Nguyen Van Thieu -Soviet Summit -Back-Up position -Relation to offensive -Air strikes -Timing -Intensity -Location -Recriminations -President's PRC trip -Laird's recommendations -Previous air strikes -US intelligence -The President’s view -North Vietnam intentions -Previous offensive -US air strikes -Duration -Effects -Moorer's position -Quang Tri -Hanoi, Haiphong -Helicopter gunships -Hue -The President’s suggestion -Impact on negotiations -North Vietnam stakes in offensive -Reports -Saigon -Hue -Haig's assessment -Press coverage
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-4 (cont.)
-Comparison with Tet offensive -North Vietnam capabilities -Evaluations -Sir Robert Thompson -Haig's mission -Abrams -Accuracy -Kontum's future -Pleiku -North Vietnam advances -Defensive withdrawals -An Khe -Loss of territory -Duong Hoi, Quang Tri, Tannenberg -President's advice to unknown person and Moorer -Blockade -Implementation -Submarines -US policy -Major goal -Kissinger’s view -Possible invasion of North Vietnam -US troops -South Vietnam troops -US equipment -Negotiations -William J. Porter -North Vietnam demands -Impending US walk-out -Thieu -Porter -Kissinger’s view Middle East -Kissinger meeting with Yitzhak Rabin -Transfer of F-4s to Israel -Effect on Soviet Union -Israelis -Kissinger’s view -US influence
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-4 (cont.)
Soviet Summit -Possible cancellation -US response -Israelis -Reasons -PRC -President's message to Chou En-Lai -Assurances -President's speech -Public response -Resolutions in Congress -Soviet propaganda -Joseph C. Kraft -1960 election -Nikita S. Khrushchev And John F. Kennedy -Soviet feeling about the President -Democratic challenge -US bombing -Public support -PRC trip -US support -The President’s view -Vietnam negotiations -Soviet Summit -Kissinger's draft for President's speech -Time of delivery to President -Time of Washington Special Actions Group [WSAG] meeting -US conditions -North Vietnam offensive -Cessation period -Cancellation -Risks -Record Kissinger left at 9:59 am.
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conversation No. 719-5 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: 9:59 am Location: Oval Office The President rehearsed a portion of his "Eulogy Delivered at Funeral Services for J. Edgar Hoover". [A transcript of the final eulogy appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 574-575]
Conversation No. 719-6 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: 9:59 am – unknown before 10:03 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Location -Meeting with John D. Ehrlichman -Meeting with the President -Time Butterfield left at an unknown time before 10:03 am.
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conversation No. 719-7 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: Unknown after 9:59 am and before 10:22 am Location: Oval Office The President rehearsed a portion of his "Eulogy Delivered at Funeral Services for J. Edgar Hoover" [A transcript of the final eulogy appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 574-575] [End of transcribed portion] H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 10:13 am. John B. Connally -Departure from administration -Timing -Support for the President -Soviet Summit -North Vietnam offensive -Conclusion -Continuation -Stalemate -Meeting with the President -Delay -President's speech Soviet Summit -Possible cancellation -Impact -Criticism -"Hawks" -Democrats -Hubert H. Humphrey -Effect on forthcoming election -Similarity to 1960 election -Soviet propaganda -North Vietnam offensive -US counteraction
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-7 (cont.)
-Plans -Cancellation -People's Republic of China [PRC] -President’s previous trip -Postponement -Duration -Domestic reaction -Timing with forthcoming election -Negotiations with Soviets -Humphrey -George S. McGovern -Edward M. Kennedy -Cancellation -Risks
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-Soviet Summit -Postponement -Election issue -Humphrey The President left at an unknown time before 10:22 am.
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conversation No. 719-8 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: 10:22 am - 10:31 am Location: Oval Office H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Unknown woman's schedule The President entered at an unknown time before 10:25 am. Butterfield left at 10:25 am. Vietnam -Poll questions -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Number -Length of imprisonment -Naval blockade -Imposition -Conditions for cessation -Return of POWs -Ceasefire -Presentation of terms -Public support -Results -Soviet ships -Interception by US warships Decision-making process -Effect of press reports -Charles W. Colson, John D. Ehrlichman, Haldeman -Lyndon B. Johnson -Ronald L. Ziegler -Ehrlichman -Richard G. Kleindienst Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III -Nomination as director
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-8 (cont.)
-Announcement -Problems -Confirmation -Political associations -Temporary appointment -Conditions -Permanent appointment -Ziegler's announcement J. Edgar Hoover funeral -Lighting -Television coverage Haldeman left at 10:31 am.
Conversation No. 719-9 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: Unknown after 10:31 am - 10:41 am Location: Oval Office The President rehearsed a portion of his "Eulogy Delivered at the Funeral Service of J. Edgar Hoover". [A transcript of the final eulogy appears in Public Papers of the President, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 574-575] [End of transcribed portion] Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:31 am. President's schedule -Hoover funeral -Television coverage -President's seating arrangements -Camera positions -President's eulogy -Rev. Edward L.R. Elson
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-9 (cont.)
-Camera position -Recessional order -Elson -President -Mamie G.D. Eisenhower -Secret Service agent -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Military aide -Mrs. Eisenhower -Escort -Col. Vernon C. Coffey -Seating -Mr. and Mrs. Gray -Mrs. Eisenhower -Arrangements at arrival -Grays -Line-up Bull left at an unknown time before 10:41 am. The President resumed rehearsing his “Eulogy Delivered at the Funeral of J. Edgar Hoover”. [End of transcribed portion] The President left at 10:41 am.
Conversation No. 719-10 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: Unknown after 10:41 am and before 12:01 pm Location: Oval Office Stephen B. Bull met with Alexander P. Butterfield.
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-10 (cont.)
Text of Something -Distribution -Larry Robinson [?] Bull and Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:01 pm.
Conversation No. 719-11 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: Unknown after 12:01 pm and before 12:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule -Meeting with International Brotherhood of Teamsters -Meeting with L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III -Mrs. Gray -Photographer Bull left at an unknown time before 12:03 pm.
Conversation No. 719-12 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: 12:03 pm - 12:22 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Mr. and Mrs. L[ouis] Patrick Gray III. J. Edgar Hoover -Eulogy by the President -Gray’s view
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-12 (cont.)
Mrs. Gray -Greetings Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -Gray's nomination -John D. Ehrlichman's efforts -Announcement -Press coverage -President's support -Permanent nomination The White House photographer entered at an unknown time after 12:03 pm. -Statement for press -Mrs. Gray's statements The photographer left at an unknown time before 12:22 pm. -Gray's meeting with FBI officials -Location -Gray's remarks -Intentions -Hoover legacy -W. Mark Felt's report -Gray's nomination -Timing -Forthcoming presidential election -Press questions -Political connections with the President -Response -Friendship between the President and Gray -Response -President's relationship with Hoover -Gray's admiration of President -Gray's work with the President -National Security Council [NSC] -Adm. Arthur W. Radford -Relationship with the President -Contrast with Hoover -President's relationship with Hoover -Closeness
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-12 (cont.)
-Comparison with Gray -Professional relationship -NSC -Justice Department -Contrast with Hoover friendship -William P. Rogers -Compared with the President’s relationship with Dwight D. Eisenhower -First-name basis -Statements for press -Press -Attitude toward Hoover -Hoover's attitude -Richard E. Berlin -President’s advice for Gray -Proper attitude -Allen S. Drury -James Keogh -Edith Efron -Hoover's relations -Dealings with detractors -Judgment -Gray's relationship -Directorship -Proper management style -The President’s view -Confirmation hearings issues -Civil rights -Law and order -Repression -Hoover -Communism -Directorship -Clyde A. Tolson -Resignation -First steps -Press tour -Meetings with special agents -President's appearance -Time -Stephen B. Bull, Dwight L. Chapin -Tour of FBI offices
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-12 (cont.)
-Purpose -Time -Meeting with police officer Press -The President’s view -President's relationship with -Conflicts -Attitude -Allusion in President's eulogy -Gray -Ronald L. Ziegler -Dan Rather -Questions regarding Gray's speech -The President’s view -Hoover's attitude toward Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -John W. Chancellor -The President’s view -Dan Rather -The President’s view -Dealings with CBS -American Broadcasting Company [ABC] -Howard K. Smith -CBS, Rather -Gray's dealings -Gray's public appearances -Television appearances -The President’s advice -Ziegler's advice -Speeches -Dealings with press -Press conferences -Advice from Ziegler, Ehrlichman, H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Hoover attitude toward CBS -Time-Life, Newsweek -Gray's dealings -The President’s advice -Hugh S. Sidey -Dislike of FBI -New York Times -Pentagon Papers
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-12 (cont.)
-President’s advice -Mrs. Gray -Interview with Bonnie Angelo -Sidey -Political work -Separation of FBI from politics -The President’s view -Hoover Gray's appreciation Mr. and Mrs. Gray left at 12:22 pm.
Conversation No. 719-13 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: Unknown after 12:22 pm and before 12:28 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. President's schedule -Meeting with Frank E. Fitzsimmons and Weldon L. Mathis -Location -Timing -Charles W. Colson -Schedule -Fitzsimmons -Other meetings -Richard A. Moore Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:28 pm.
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conversation No. 719-14 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:22 pm and 12:28 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown man. John B. Connally's location -Return call
Conversation No. 719-15 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: Unknown after 12:22 pm until 12:47 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Richard A. Moore -Location -Meeting with the President Rose Mary Woods entered at 12:28 pm. Butterfield left at an unknown time after 12:28 pm. J. Edgar Hoover -Funeral -Rev. Edward L.R. Elson's attire -Elson's actions Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:28 pm. Food order
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-15 (cont.)
Sanchez -Hospital bill -Payment -Fina Sanchez Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:47 pm. Hoover funeral -Elson -Actions -National televison appearance -Meeting with the President -President's eulogy -Length -Robert L. King -Delivery -Lou Nichols -Health -Age -President's eulogy -Permissiveness -Criticism -Difficulty of eulogies -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Winston S. Churchill -Cabinet members -Others -Speaker of the House -Vice President -Hugh Scott -Necessity -President's favorite passages Hoover -Death -Timing -Forthcoming election issue -Recommendations on resignation -President's meeting with Hoover -President's defense of at press conference -Critics
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-15 (cont.)
-Jack N. Anderson -Columns -Woods’s view -The President’s view -Drew Pearson -President's relationship -Weaknesses -Death -Helen Gandy, Hoover's secretary -President's call -President's course of action Garden -Appearance President's schedule -Camp David -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's schedule -Woods's schedule -The DeLuccas (sp?) -Julie Nixon Eisenhower's schedule -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo -Meeting with the President at Camp David
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-Rebozo -Camp David trip -Work habits
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-15 (cont.)
Secretaries -Quality of work -Production Hoover -Eulogy -Scheduling -Prime time -Television coverage -Evening news reports -Marjorie P. Acker's report -Garrick Utley
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-Camp David visit President's eulogy -Woods's assessment Woods left at 12:47 p.m.
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conversation No. 719-16 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: Unknown after 12:47 pm and before 12:49 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule -Meeting with Frank E. Fitzsimmons -Meeting with Nellie L. Yates -Meeting with Fitzsimmons -Instructions for Charles W. Colson Bull left at an unknown time before 12:49 pm.
Conversation No. 719-17 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: 12:49 pm - 12:51 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Nellie L. Yates. A plant -Growth characteristics Picture of secretaries -A telephone call -Dwight L. Chapin President's appearance A trip to Florida -Invitation to Yates -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -President's appearance Yates left at 12:51 pm.
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conversation No. 719-18 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: Unknown after 12:51 pm and before 12:56 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. President's meeting with International Brotherhood of Teamsters -Gifts -Money clips -Ash trays -Charles W. Colson's schedule Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:56 pm.
Conversation No. 719-19 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: 12:56pm - 1:21 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Frank E. Fitzsimmons, Raymond Schoessling, Joseph Trerotola, William J. McCarthy, Weldon L. Mathis, and Charles W. Colson; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Seating -Arrangements -Photographs -A chair Pay Board -Meetings -Work with International Brotherhood of Teamsters
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-19 (cont.)
-President's appreciation -Controls -Workability Teamsters -Contracts -Chicago -George P. Shultz -Controversy -Retroactivity -Contracts -West Coast -Problems -Harry Bridges -Support for President An unknown person entered and left at an unknown time between 12:56 and 1:21 pm. -Foreign policy support -President's gratitude -Past support for the President -Dave Beck -The President’s view
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-Labor movement -Support for American values -President's gratitude -Fitzsimmons's statement
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-19 (cont.)
-George Meany's statement -Political activities -George S. McGovern -Dave Leonard -Appearance on television -Affiliation -Trip to Hanoi -Harold Gibbons -[Forename unknown] Caldwell -Meeting with Fitzsimmons -Le Duc Tho -Support of coalition government -Trip to Hanoi -Gibbons -Coaliton governments -Problems with Communists -Czechoslovakia Organized labor -Effects of Communists in unions -International Labor Organization [ILO] -[Forename unknown] Charles -Activities in Europe -Caldwell -Discussion on plane -American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations [AFL-CIO] -Access to White House -Partisanship -Support of Democratic party -President's relationship -Fitzsimmons's relationship with the President
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-19 (cont.)
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-Trerotola -Peter J. Brennan -The President’s view -Construction trades -Association with Teamsters -Brennan -[Forename unknown] Van Horne -Rockefeller -Brennan -Association with Teamsters J. Edgar Hoover -Age at death -The President’s view -Criticism -Life magazine -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Jack N. Anderson -Column -Retention in office -President's defense -Career -Criticism Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III -The President’s view -Career -Administrative assistant to Adm. Arthur W. Radford
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-19 (cont.)
-Character -Tenure in office -Meeting with the President -Liaison with Colson -Background -Character Demonstrators -Position of Trerotola -Incident at St. Patrick's Cathedral -Mrs. Trerotola -Picketing nuns -Trerotola's conversation -Anita Trerotola -Nuns actions in cathedral Vietnam -Catholics in North Vietnam -Killings in 1954 -North Vietnam victory in 1970s -Consequences -Lack of publicity Support for the President Gifts Anecdote -President's dinner for retired Congressmen -John Sherman Cooper -The President’s view -Joke Gifts -For wives -Ash trays -Described -For men -Money clips -Described -Golf balls
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-19 (cont.)
-Golf -Jim [Surname unknown] Goodbyes -Support for the President -Communists -Appreciation Fitzsimmons, et al., left at 1:21 pm.
Conversation No. 719-20 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: 1:21 pm - unknown before 1:24 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Gifts -Gratitude of International Brotherhood of Teamsters -Cost President's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 1:24 pm.
Conversation No. 719-21 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: Unknown after 1:21 pm and before 1:24 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield.
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-21 (cont.)
President's schedule -Meeting with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Location -Executive Office Building [EOB] -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III announcement -Meeting with Ronald L. Ziegler Butterfield left at an unknown time before 1:24 pm.
Conversation No. 719-22 Date: May 4, 1972 Time: 1:24-1:51 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. President's meeting with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters -President's report Haldeman's meeting with John B. Connally and Henry A. Kissinger Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 1:24 pm. Ronald L. Ziegler -Meeting with the President Butterfield left at an unknown time before 1:27 pm. Meeting with Connally -Haldeman's discussion -Connally's discussion -Polls Vietnam -Connally's advice -Necessity of victory -Kissinger
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-22 (cont.)
-Military action -Bombing -Blockade -Soviet Summit -Cancellation -Responsibility -Soviet Union -Kissinger -Bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong -Intensity -Targets -Civilian casualties -Paul N. McCloskey's charges -Press coverage -Kissinger's position -Soviet Summit -Soviet intentions -Cancellation -Kissinger's position -Bombing -President's decision -President's speech Ziegler entered at 1:27 pm. J. Edgar Hoover building -Announcement -Release President's eulogy -Ziegler's opinion Ziegler left at 1:31 pm. Vietnam -North Vietnam offensive -Soviet summit -Possible cancellation -President’s response -Blockade -Timing with summit
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-22 (cont.)
-Advantages -Cancellation of summit -Connally’s advice -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Kissinger -Melvin R. Laird -President’s policies -Public support -South Vietnam performance -Morale -Kissinger’s opinion -Abrams’s opinion -Improvements -Effect of Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Bombing -Risks to summit -Kissinger’s view -Blockade -Kissinger’s position -President’s position -Alexander M. Haig, Jr’s position -The President’s view -Bombing -Impact on North Vietnam -North Vietnam dikes -Kissinger’s opinion -Soviet summit -Possible cancellation -Connally’s advice -President’s opinion -Comparison to U-2 incident -Effect on Dwight D. Eisenhower -Connally’s view of public opinion -On Vietnam -On summit cancellation -On People's Republic of China [PRC] visit -President’s military response -Kissinger’s position on cancellation -Connally’s position on cancellation -Soviet initiative -US military action
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-22 (cont.)
-Blockade -Support from Kissinger, military -Problems -Future North Vietnam negotiations with Democratic President -Kissinger’s position -Bombing -Civilian casualties -President’s assessment of Connally’s advice -Soviet summit -Possible cancellation -Connally’s position -Kissinger’s position -Bombing -Effect on summit -Responsibility -US military defeat -Political impact -Connally’s assessment of President's position -President’s standing with public -Soviet summit -Possible cancellation -US response -Bombing -Kissinger’s position -President’s attitude -Abrams -Position -Connally’s advice -Compared with Laird and William P. Rogers -Polls -Charles H. Percy's polls in Illinois -Statements on bombing -Necessity of blockade -Illinois attitudes -Effect of polls -US military defeat -Soviet summit -Possible cancellation -Kissinger’s position -Bombing -Advantages
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-22 (cont.)
-Timing -Kissinger’s advice -The President’s view -Public opinion -Support for the president's actions -Damage -Gen. John W. Vogt's report Hoover funeral -President's eulogy -Reception -Delivery -President's conversation with Rev. Edward L.R. Elson -Photographs -Elson -President's arrival -President's eulogy -Length -Number of words -Time -References -Law and order -Patriotism -Critics -Biblical quotation -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Honor guard -William F. Rhatican's idea -US Army chorus -Pallbearers -Press reaction -The President’s view Vietnam -North Vietnam offensive -Bombing -Public reaction -Poll results -Initiation -Public reaction -Relation to Soviet Summit
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 719-22 (cont.)
-Connally's views -Possible cancellation -Kissinger's view The President and Haldeman left at 1:51 pm.
Conversation No. 719-23 Date: May 4-unknown before May 5, 1972 Time: Unknown after 1:51 pm, May 4, 1972 and before 8:44 am, May 5, 1972 Location: Oval Office Unknown persons [Secret Service agents] entered. President's location The conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 8:44 am, May 5, 1972.