724

Date: 
May 15, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conversation No. 724-1 Date: May 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:39 and 2:29 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President' schedule -John Cardinal Krol meeting -Length -Time Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 2:25 pm. -Attendees -Charles W. Colson -John D. Ehrlichman -Location -Sequoia -Photograph opportunity -Time of departure -Mount Vernon -Transportation Bull left at an unknown time before 2:29 pm. -Blue Room reception -Introductions -Military aide -Clement E. Conger -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Number of attendees -Location of receiving line -Remarks in East Room -Conger's role -Mrs. Nixon Butterfield left at an unknown time before 2:29 pm.
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conversation No. 724-2 Date: May 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:25 pm and 3:32 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. John B. Connally -Arrival Connally entered at 2:29 pm. Arthur F. Burns -A speech -Distribution -Disagreement with Connally -The President’s view -Discussion with [First name unknown] Turner An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 2:29 pm. Refreshment orders The unknown person left at an unknown time before 3:32 pm. Burns -A speech -Canadian government -The President’s view -A speech -Effect -International monetary negotiations -Possible rebuttal -Paul A. Volcker -Pepperdine College speech -Domestic monetary situation -Discussions with the President -Value to administration -The President’s view -Value to Administration -Appointment of Andrew F. Brimmer -Alternatives
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Work of Jeffrey M. Bucher -Connally’s view -Story on speech -Comparison to Pepperdine speech -Controls -Domestic -International -Relations with the press Jews -In press -In government -Plans for second term -Frederic V. Malek -Background -Check by H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Schedule C appointees -Percentage of Jews to be allowed -The President’s view -Haldeman's views -Geographical areas -Schools to avoid -Harvard -Yale -Princeton -Columbia -Malek's work -The President’s view -President's review of Schedule C list -Change in philosophy Effect of Washington environment -Potter Stewart -The President’s view -Compared to William O. Douglas -"Georgetown set" -Mrs. Stewart -Effect on others -Texans -Californians -Embassy officials -Similarities
Conv. No. 724-2 (cont.)
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 724-2 (cont.)
Connally's schedule -Montreal -Cancellation -Reasons -Latin America trip -Timing -Vietnam -Resignation -Montreal banking meeting -Number and nationalities attending -Attendees -Volcker -Burns -James Dewey Daane -Herbert Stein -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Peter M. Flanigan -Council of International Economic Policy [CIEP] -Desire to make news Business Council -The President’s view -Donald McI. Kendall -President's actions in behalf of business -Stance on Vietnam -Compared with George Meany -The President’s view -The President’s and Connally’s view -Administration representatives at meeting -Secretary of Commerce -William P. Rogers -Administration actions in behalf of business -Alternatives -Hubert H. Humphrey -George S. McGovern -Edward M. Kennedy -Meetings with the President and government officials -The President’s view -Compared with Elmer H. Bobst -Compared with Robert H. Abplanalp -Compared with John W. Mulcahy -1968 campaign contributions -Amount
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Compared with Mulcahy -Cyrus R. Smith -Attitude toward Business Council -The President’s view -Stance on Vietnam policy -Greg Borchers [?] -Kendall -The President’s view -Wife -The President’s view -Mail survey on the blockade decision -Amount of response -Use -Business Council responses -Rusty Young -Expected results -Reasons -Kendall -Advice on Soviet trade policy -Trade policy -President's knowledge compared with Business Council -Peter G. Peterson -Flanigan -Soviet trade -Export-Import [Ex-Im] Bank credits -Grain crop -Most Favored Nation [MFN] status -Statistics -Peterson -US return -Soviet return -Computers -Grain -US return -Kendall's interest -PepsiCola -Meetings with the President -Texas Eastern -Oil and gas interests -George Kirby -Reports on meetings with Alexei N Kosygin -Need for deal
Conv. No. 724-2 (cont.)
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Soviet Summit -Cancellation -Connally's prediction -Timing -Likelihood -Communications on preparations -Meeting with Henry A. Kissinger -Gifts -Hydrofoil -Cars -Cancellation -Predictions -Likelihood Previous speech on the blockade -People's Republic of China [PRC] response -Soviet response Vietnam -Recent victories -Effect on morale -US -South Vietnam -Firebase Bastogne -Sorties -Number since blockade decision -Effect -Targets -Red River Bridge -Oil dumps -Expectations of success -1968 Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] comparison -Cambodian support -Sihanoukville -Ports -Mechanization -Oil -Rolling Stock -Railroads -Effect on railroads -Weaponry -North Vietnam-Soviet Union relations -US military actions -Risk
Conv. No. 724-2 (cont.)
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Effects -Settlement -Timing -Destruction of North Vietnamese assets Soviet Union` -Role in Vietnam settlement -Timing -Credit -Communications -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Summit Vietnam -US military actions -State Department -Story on mines -Repudiation -Kissinger meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Public opinion -Polls -Louis P. Harris -Percentage -Pennsylvania -John Getz's report -President's decision -The President’s view -Alternatives -Fall of Hue -Da Nang evacuation -Summit cancellation -The President’s view -Demonstration -Effect
Conv. No. 724-2 (cont.)
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 724-2 (cont.)
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 ********************************************************************** Vietnam -President's previous speech on the blockade -Senate Democratic Caucus vote -Necessity -Connally’s view President's schedule -Meeting with George P. Shultz -Time -Meeting with Connally An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 2:29 pm. Refreshment order The unknown person left at an unknown time before 3:32 pm. Shultz -Appointment as Secretary of Treasury -Connally's appointment -Date -Connally's tenure -Length -Qualifications -Discussions -Nomination process -Acting Secretary status -Connally's discussions with Haldeman -Confirmation -Connally's status -Likelihood -Transition period -Volcker
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 724-2 (cont.)
-Charls E. Walker -Business community -Effect -Opinion of Shultz -Burns -Timing of appointment -President's return from Moscow -Connally's schedule -Idanell Brill (“Nellie”) Connally -Travel -New positions at Treasury -Shultz's decision -Advantages to the President -Caspar W. Weinberger -Cabinet -Budget -Transition -Support -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Connally’s view -Forthcoming announcement of appointment -Calls -Clark MacGregor -Cabinet meeting -Time -Attendees -President's comments -Connally's comments -Press briefing -The President, Connally, Shultz, Weinberger -President's remarks -Connally's role in transition -Shultz's qualifications -Weinberger's appointment -Office of Management and Budget [OMB] -Ronald L. Ziegler [?] -Connally's remarks -Reasons for resignation -Review of accomplishments -Future plans -Smithsonian Agreement -Control programs -Support for the President
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 724-2 (cont.)
-National Security Council [NSC] membership -Expected questions -Future plans -Endorsement of Democrats -Support for the President -Nellie Connally
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 ********************************************************************** Nelson A. Rockefeller -Veto on busing moratorium -The President’s view -Vetoes -Anti-abortion bill -Forest Hills integrated housing President's opinions -Integrated housing -Busing -Abortion -Religious considerations -Graham -Terence Cardinal Cooke -Personal consideration Connally -Availability -Parallel to end of term as governor -Mark Connally -Move to Houston -Connally's work -Richardson and Bass law firm -Sid Richardson
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 724-2 (cont.)
-Length of service -Nellie and John Connally's plans -Trip to South America -Brazil -Purpose -Trip to Europe -Trip to South America -Robert H. Finch -Trip to Africa -Trip to South America -Discussion with Kissinger -Timing -Soviet Summit -Shultz's confirmation -Russell B. Long and Senate Finance Committee -Purpose -Brazil -Argentina -Value -Possible trip to Africa -South Africa -The President’s view -Trip to Arab countries -Jewish influence in US -Oman -Saudi Arabia -Algeria -Iran -Morocco -North African countries -Value -Need for trip -Brazil -Emilio Garrastazu Medici -Timing -Value of Connally visit -Celebrity status in other nations -Continuity of relationship with the President -Trip to Iron Curtain countries -President's trips to Poland, Romania, Yugoslavia, and Hungary -Connally's trip -President's preference -Latin America
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 724-2 (cont.)
-President's visit to Mexico -Itinerary -Colombia -Brazil -Argentina -Connally’s view -Appointment to President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board [PFIAB] -Reasons Restructuring of intelligence bureaucracy -Richard M. Helms -The President’s view -Replacement -Removal of Georgetown influence -Adm. George W. Anderson -PFIAB -Retention -Disarmament Board -President's plans -The President’s view -Improvements -Accuracy of intelligence on Soviets -Connally's role -Announcement -Timing -Purposes -Visits to Washington, DC -Information -Need -Defense of US -Foreign policy -Economic intelligence -Discussion with Anderson -Appointment to PFIAB Connally -Resignation -Announcement -Cabinet meeting -Press briefing -Ziegler -Press speculation -Return to Texas
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Ben F. Barnes
Conv. No. 724-2 (cont.)
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Connally -Schedule -Attendance at Blue Room reception -Nellie Connally -Location -Shultz meeting -Meeting with Kissinger -Location of Shultz meeting Connally left at 3:32 pm.
Conversation No. 724-3 Date: May 15, 1972 Time: 3:32pm - 4:06 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with George P. Shultz. Greetings Shultz's health Shultz's trip to South -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman's report
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -States visited -North Carolina -Mississippi -Louisiana -Meeting with bi-racial committees -Support for President's Vietnam policy President's discussion with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 3:32 pm. Refreshment order The unknown person left at an unknown time before 3:54 pm. Vietnam -Support for the President -Washington-based ambassadors -Swiss ambassador's [Felix Schnyder] report -Polls -Opinion Research Corporation [ORC] -Louis P. Harris poll -Percentages -Success -Previous Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] report -Contrast with current situation -Cambodian supply lines -Sihanoukville -Sea lanes -Railroad Bridges -Surgical bombing -Oil reliance -Contrast with guerrilla warfare -Support for the President's actions -President's peace offer -Lifting blockade -Releasing prisoners of war [POWs] -Ceasefire -Alternative -US withdrawal -Consequences Shultz's nomination as Secretary of Treasury
Conv. No. 724-3 (cont.)
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 724-3 (cont.)
-Surprise nature -Reasons -John B. Connally -Agreement with President on tenure -Extension -Resignation -Announcement -Day -Future plans -National Security Council [NSC] -Announcement -Qualifications -Caspar W. Weinberger -Nomination as Director of Office of Management and Budget [OMB] -Alternatives -Value to Administration -Work with Arthur F. Burns -Work with OMB -Ease of confirmation -Surprise nature -Qualifications -Changes at Treasury Department -Number of positions -President's and Connally's choice -Announcement -Haldeman meeting with Burns -Cabinet meeting -Time -Press briefing -Connally's role -Weinberger's and Shultz's role -President's advice -Choice of lieutenants -Difficulty of position -Shultz's reply -Connally's resignation -Reasons -Political -Private -Idanell Brill (“Nellie”) Connally -Budget preparation -Weinberger's role -Advice from Shultz
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Qualifications and philosophy -Connally's concurrence -International markets -Tax reform -Budget -Work with Weinberger, Herbert Stein -Work with Burns -Difficulty -Press and congressional opinions -Acceptance -Honor -Responsibility -Work with Cost of Living Council [COLC] -Coast Guard -John A. Volpe -Work on Vietnam Shultz's topics for meeting with the President -Discussion postponed Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:32 pm. Connally -Meeting with the President and Shultz Bull left at an unknown time before 3:54 pm. Budget -President's position -Haldeman's report -Publicity -Campaign issue -Stringency -Connally's work -House Resolution [HR] 1 -Revenue sharing -Agricultural programs -Cotton program -Director -Weinberger -Shultz’s view -Replacement possibilities -Frank C. Carlucci
Conv. No. 724-3 (cont.)
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Arnold R. Weber -The President’s view -Future possibilities Vietnam -Support for the President -George Meany -President's call -Statement Shultz as Secretary of Treasury -Lack of free time -Proximity to White House Connally entered at 3:54 pm. Greeting Connally -Resignation -Shultz as successor -Work with Shultz Shultz -Qualifications -Background -Work with Weinberger -Work with Burns -Milton Friedman -Appointments -Connally's advice -Richard V. Adams -John S. Nolan -Jack F. Bennett -Frederic W. Hickman -Connally’s view -Paul A. Volcker -Connally’s view -Possible replacement -Bennett -Adams -James W. Donley -Staff meeting
Conv. No. 724-3 (cont.)
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Time -Connally's and Shultz's appearance -Transition -Confirmation -Acting Secretary status -Transition -Duration -Date -Meetings -OMB staff -Connally -OMB staff -Weinberger's attendance -Sequence -Press briefing -Walk to Treasury Department -Treasury Department staff -Internal Revenue Service [IRS] -Customs -Available positions -Gordon Gooch -Current position -Federal Power Commission -Background -Connally’s view -Background -Connally’s view -Desire to leave Federal Power Commission -Connally’s view Connally -Future -President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board [PFIAB] Shultz -Position to take -International monetary affairs -Trade -Convertibility Burns -Position as Governor of International Monetary Fund [IMF] -Nathaniel Samuels
Conv. No. 724-3 (cont.)
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Resignation as alternate -Agreement with Burns and Edward M. Kennedy -Burns as alternate governor -Authority under Nixon -The President’s view Connally gift -Sculpture -1939 World's Fair -Cyrus R. Smith Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:54 pm. President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Weinberger Bull left at an unknown time before 4:06 pm. Schedules -Shultz -Connally -Press briefing Connally left at 4:06 pm. -Shultz and Weinberger -Meeting with the President -Time -President -Donald McI. Kendall meeting Shultz left at 4:06 pm.
Conv. No. 724-3 (cont.)
Conversation No. 724-4 Date: May 15, 1972 Time: 4:06-4:54 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Donald McI. Kendall and Peter M. Flanigan.
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 724-3 (cont.)
Greetings Trip to Soviet Union -Flanigan’s attendance Soviet Union -Vodka Agreement -Pepsi Agreement -Trade -Pepsi for Vodka -Alexei N. Kosygin -Vodka sales in US -Most Favored Nation [MFN] status -Effect on price -Summit -President's departure -Itinerary -Austria -Moscow -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Kosygin -Presence at talks -Economic expertise -Compared to Brezhnev -Leadership -Nature -Kosygin -Brezhnev -Nikolai V. Podgorny -Trade -Nikolai S. Patolichev -Meeting with the President -Kendall's meeting with Patolichev and Yuri [?] Ivanov -Identified -Kendall’s view -Other meetings -Vladimir Alkhimov -Identified -Alexei Manzhulo -Identified -An unknown person -Kendall's advice
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Previous efforts -Importance of personal relationships -Continuity -Specialization -President's previous speech on the blockade -Support for the President's position -Business -Labor -Frank E. Fitzsimmons -George Meany -Leonard Woodcock -Business -Telegrams -Influences -New York Times -Washington Post -Chet Huntley -David Brinkley -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr. -The President’s view -Rusty Young -Trade -Brezhnev -Soviet economic, political, and social objectives -US position -Soviet as bargainers Vietnam -William P. Rogers -Speaking ability -Business Council speech -Kendall’s assessment -Content -Paul Ostend [?] -Assessment -Feedback Soviet Union -1959 compared with 1972 -Differences -Consumer goods -Marketing opportunities for Pepsico -Eastern Europe compared with Western Europe
Conv. No. 724-4 (cont.)
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Romania -Yugoslavia -Czechoslovakia -Hungary -Poland -Agreement to market bicycles -Montgomery Ward -President's trip -Stop in Poland An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 4:06 pm. Refreshment order The unknown person left at an unknown time before 4:48 pm. Pepsi-Cola Soviet Union -Trade -Pepsico -Soviet assessment -Technology -Japanese -German -US -Soviet attitude -Patolichev -Alkhimov -Manzhulo -Other countries' experiences -French -German -Japanese -Commercial transactions -Kendall’s view -Credit -Negotiations -Kendall’s view -International Brotherhood of Teamsters -Kendall’s experience -Brezhnev -Eisaku Sato
Conv. No. 724-4 (cont.)
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 724-4 (cont.)
-Ivanov -Identified -David Rockefeller -Ivanov’s view -Relations with US -Alkhimov's comments -Change -Philosophy of spreading communism -Chile -Cuba -Political persuasion -Alkhimov -Summit -Preparations -Military -Alkhimov's comments -Influenced by US expenditure -Supply of North Vietnam -Competition with People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Mikhail Suslov -Economic interests -Growing power -Summit -Effect on the President's Vietnam actions -Follow-up negotiating team -Business issues -Grain -Lend-Lease -Kama River -Composition -White House -State Department -Commerce Department -Agriculture Department -Rotating chairmanship -Continuity -Problems -Bureaucracy -Williston Scott's level -Department Secretary level -Stature -Peter G. Peterson -Rogers
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Earl L. Butz -Personal relationships -Alkhimov's comments -Continuity -Importance -Kendall’s view Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:06 pm. President's schedule -George P. Shultz -Caspar W. Weinberger Bull left at an unknown time before 4:46 pm. Soviet Union -Trade -Summit -Follow-up negotiating team -Jewish team members -Henry A. Kissinger -Soviet attitude -Soviet attitude -Nathaniel Samuels -Limitation of numbers -Kissinger -Soviet attitude -Ambassador from US -Change -Jacob D. Beam -New post -Health -Agriculture -Credits on consumables -Refusal -Flanigan -Credits on capital goods -Acceptance -Reason -Grain -Length of commitment -Commercial credit -Level
Conv. No. 724-4 (cont.)
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Fixed -Export-Import [Ex-Im] Bank -Establishment -International Monetary Fund [IMF] -Advice from Kendall -Amount -MFN status -Necessity -Trade with US -Importance -Poltical impact -Kendall's opinion -President's and Kissinger's opinion -Role of new Ambassador -Maurice H. Stans -Trip to Soviet Union -Communications -The President -Peterson -Flanigan -Butz -The President -Peterson -Criticism -A party -Peterson
Conv. No. 724-4 (cont.)
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George C. Wallace -Assassination attempt -Condition
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Attacker(s) Support for the President -Businessmen -Kendall -Flanigan -William S. Renchard -Stans -Service as Secretary of Commerce -The President’s view -Complaints of elite -Exceptions -Young -Frederick Weyerhauser -Kendall -Labor leaders -Fitzsimmons -Meany -The President’s view -Election support -Businessmen -Compared with labor leaders -The President’s view -Need to build new establishment -Difficulty -James M. Roche -Assessment of hippie culture -Replacement of General Motors [GM] -Richard Gerstenberg -The President’s view -Harvard Business School -Problems -Chairman for San Francisco -Number called -Chairman for Los Angeles -Forest Shumway -The President’s view -Future -Liberal-labor hegemony -Need for businessmen to unite -Kendall as exception -Business Council -Membership
Conv. No. 724-4 (cont.)
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -The President’s view -Fair-weather support -Number of supporters of the President -Robert H. Abplanalp -Attitude of other businessmen -Amount of holdings -Source of fortune -Attitude toward businessmen -Kendall -Background -Businessmen -Prospects of support for the President -Roche -Business Council -President's appearances when Vice President -Follow-up -President's expectations for future US establishment -Businessmen -Press -Time -Newsweek -Life -Three major television networks -Ownership -Jewish -Philosophy -Left-leaning -Los Angeles Times -Education leaders -Ivy League professors and presidents -Position on Vietnam -Larger colleges -Social class -The President’s view -Exceptions -Kendall -Flanigan -The President’s view -President's treatment of establishment -Kendall's attitude -Business Council
Conv. No. 724-4 (cont.)
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Flanigan's suggestions -President's attitude -Problems -Texas chairman for the President -William P. Clements, Jr. -Kendall’s view -John B. Connally -Desire for David Packard's job -Connally -Lawyers -Compared to businessmen -The President’s view -Business leaders -Kendall's efforts -President's appreciation -The President’s view -Abplanalp -President's invitations Pepsi Henry A. Kissinger entered at 4:46 pm. -PRC -Women in PRC and Hong Kong -The President’s view -Soviet market Soviet Union -Trade with US -Centralization of US decision making -Role of lesser figures President's schedule -Golf with Joe Wolf Kendall and Flanigan left at 4:48 pm. Soviet Union -Kissinger's meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin Wallace -Shooting
Conv. No. 724-4 (cont.)
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Assailant -Suspected George S. McGovern supporter -Violence Soviet Union -Captured Soviet spy -Appeals -Deportation -Richard G. Kleindienst position -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] and Justice Department -Kissinger's recommendation -Exchange -[Forename unknown] Malekov [?] release -Conditions -Trade -Kendall's meeting with Nikolai S. Patolichev -Effect of meeting with the President -Kendall’s view -US policy -Kendall knowledge -Flanigan -Knowledge -Kissinger’s view -Haldeman's recommendations -The President’s view -Decision making -High level -President's meeting with Brezhnev -Responsibility for Flanigan -Agriculture credits -Butz -Flanigan -Peterson -Duration -Kendall's recommendation -Kissinger's recommendation -Benefits -Lower level bureaucrats -High level officials -Negotiating team -Kendall's recommendation -Kendall's impressions -Peterson
Conv. No. 724-4 (cont.)
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Butz -Flanigan -Samuels -[Forename unknown] Dean -Peterson -Kissinger’s view -Decision on credits and MFN status -Timing -Reasons -Fragility -Soviet spy -Importance -The President’s view Vietnam -Military action -Bastogne-Birmingham Road -Reoccupation -Previous reporting -Current headline -Washington Star Kissinger's schedule -East Room reception Kissinger left at 4:54 pm.
Conv. No. 724-4 (cont.)
Conversation No. 724-5 Date: May 15, 1972 Time: 4:54 pm - 5:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with George P. Shultz and Caspar W. Weinberger. Greetings -Weinberger George C. Wallace -Shooting
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 724-4 (cont.)
John B. Connally -Appointment as Secretary of Treasury -Duration -Reasons -Extension -Reasons H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 4:56 pm. Wallace -Shooting -Location -Condition -Other victims -Alabama state trooper -Dora Thompson -Weapon -Assailant -Race -Age -Apprehension -Secret Service -Other victims -Secret Service agent -Assailant -Motive -Background -Attire -Condition -Effect on President's schedule -Blue Room reception -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's knowledge -Services offered by the President -White House press release -Preparation Haldeman left at 4:57 pm. Connally -Resignation -Announcement -Political implications
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 724-5 (cont.)
Shultz -Nomination as Secretary of Treasury Weinberger -Nomination for director of Office of Management and Budget [OMB] -Work with Shultz -Meeting with the President -Time -Delay -Work with Shultz -"Troika" and "Quadriad" -Characteristics desired Connally -Resignation -Loss -Reasons -Political work Weinberger -Acceptance -Difficulty of work -Pay -Perquisites -The President’s view -Compared to Chiang Kai-shek Budget -Connally's appearance at hearings -Philosophy -Stringency -Taxes -Effect on OMB -Vetoes -Fiscal policy -Business Council -Herbert Stein's presentation -Reception -The President’s view -Donald McI. Kendall -The President’s view -The President’s view
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Compared to Ivy League college presidents -Defined New appointees -Weinberger -Intentions -Shultz -President's and Connally's decision -Weinberger -President's and Connally's decision -Decision -Time made -Secrecy -John D. Ehrlichman -Haldeman -Unanimous choice President's anecdote -Leonid I. Brezhnev meeting with Henry A. Kissinger -Opinion of elite Goodbyes Shultz and Weinberger left at 5:05 pm.
Conv. No. 724-5 (cont.)
Conversation No. 724-10 Date: May 15, 1972 Time: 5:06 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 24-81]
Conversation No. 724-6
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Date: May 15, 1972 Time: 5:06-5:14 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. George C. Wallace -Condition -Possibility of paralysis -Offer of services by the President -Dr. William M. Lukash -Facilities -Assailant -Race -Sex -Identity -Other victims -Alabama state policeman -Secret Service protection -Shooting -Other victims -Dora Thompson -Wallace staffer -State policeman -Secret Service agent -Assailant -Apprehension Butterfield left and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at an unknown time after 5:06 pm. President's schedule -Blue Room reception -Press coverage -Possible public reaction -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -President's appearance -Mrs. Nixon's schedule The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:06 and 5:10 pm. [Conversation No. 724-6A]
Conv. No. 724-5 (cont.)
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) [See Conversation No. 24-82] [End of telephone conversation] President's schedule -Blue Room reception -President's attendance -Actions The President talked with Mrs. Nixon between 5:10 and 5:13 pm. [Conversation No. 724-6B] [See Conversation No. 24-83] The President conferred with Haldeman during the telephone conversation. Blue Room reception -Press coverage [End of conferral] [End of telephone conversation] President's schedule -Meeting with John B. Connally and John N. Mitchell Haldeman left at 5:14 pm.
Conv. No. 724-6 (cont.)
Conversation No. 724-7 Date: May 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:14 and 5:16 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule -Meeting with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Bull left at an unknown time before 5:16 pm.
Conversation No. 724-8 Date: May 15, 1972 Time: 5:16-6:06 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. President's schedule -Cancellation of meeting with John N. Mitchell -Meeting with John B. Connally -Blue Room reception -Press coverage -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's presence -President's presence -Disadvantages -Mrs. Nixon's presence -Press coverage -President's presence The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:16 and 5:21 pm. [Conversation No. 724-8A] [See Conversation No. 24-84] [End of telephone conversation] George C. Wallace -Shooting -News story -Cornelia Wallace President's schedule -Blue Room reception -Effect of Wallace shooting -Connally announcement -Possible postponement -Pros and cons
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 724-8 (cont.)
Wallace -Shooting -Press coverage -Effect on Vietnam coverage -Bulletproofing -Events -Location -Laurel, Maryland -Bowie [Maryland] racetrack -Secret Service protection -Possible complaints -Edward M. Kennedy -Connally's decision Connally -Tenure -George P. Shultz confirmation -Future plans -President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board [PFIAB] -Latin America trip -Henry A. Kissinger -Brazil -Support for the President -Announcement -Timing -Democratic candidates -Hubert H. Humphrey The President talked with Mrs. Nixon between 5:21 pm and 5:23 pm. [Conversation No. 724-8B] [See Conversation No. 24-85] The President conferred with Haldeman during the telephone conversation. Connally's arrival [End of conferral] [End of telephone conversation]
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) President's schedule -Blue Room reception -President's presence -Mrs. Nixon's advice -Connally's views Connally entered at 5:24 pm. Greetings Secret Service protection -Edward M. Kennedy -Connally's decision -Announcement -Ronald L. Ziegler -Reasons -Connally's opinion -Eugene T. Rossides Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:24 and 5:30 pm. [Conversation No. 724-8C] [See Conversation No. 24-86] [End of telephone conversation] Secret Service protection -Edward Kennedy -Reasons Wallace -Condition -Press reports Connally -Wounding in John F. Kennedy assassination -Condition -Location -Connally -Idanell Brill (“Nellie”) Connally -Jacqueline (Bouvier) Kennedy -Nellie Connally's view
Conv. No. 724-8 (cont.)
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Location -Connally -John Kennedy -Connally's actions The White House operator talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 5:24 and 5:30 pm. [Conversation No. 724-8D] [See Conversation No. 24-87] Connally talked with Rossides at an unknown time between 5:24 and 5:30 pm. [The following portion of the office conversation took place simultaneously with Conversation No. 724-8D] President's schedule -Blue Room reception -President's presence Connally conferred with the President and Haldeman during the telephone conversation. Secret Service protection -Shirley Chisholm request -Duration -Edward Kennedy -Priority -Candidates -Wilbur D. Mills -John N. Ashbrook -Chisholm -Edward Kennedy -Request [End of conferral] [The following portion of the office conversation took place simultaneously with Conversation No. 724-8D] President's schedule -Blue Room reception -President's presence
Conv. No. 724-8 (cont.)
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) [End of telephone conversation] Secret Service protection -President's anticipation -President's decision -Duration -Edmund S. Muskie -Reduced coverage -President's coverage while Vice President -Caracas, Venezuela incident -Wallace's coverage President's schedule -Blue Room reception -Connally's advice Ziegler entered at 5:30 pm. Secret Service protection -Announcement -Ziegler -Connally -Edward Kennedy -Chisholm -Offer to others -Reduced coverage -Kennedy -Debate -Chisholm -Request -Announcement -Ziegler -Connally -Ziegler -Wording -Edward Kennedy -Chisholm -Mills -Analogy to Robert F. Kennedy shooting -Presidential order -Edward Kennedy -Chisholm -Possible questions
Conv. No. 724-8 (cont.)
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Possible answers -Need -Edward Kennedy -John W. Gardner -Edward Kennedy -Wallace -Notification of Edward Kennedy's office -Rossides -James J. Rowley -Advisory committee -Members -Hugh Scott -Michael J. Mansfield -Thomas Kuchel -Carl B. Albert -Gerald R. Ford -Criteria -Edward Kennedy's inclusion -Legal opinion -Judge Allin Hugh Pierce’s view -Copies to Mansfield and other committee members -Presidential decision -Legal basis -Precedents -John Foster Dulles -Lyndon B. Johnson -Edward Kennedy -Notification of Edward Kennedy -Call from Connally -Notification of unknown person [Chisholm?] -Call from Rowley Haldeman talked with with White House operator at an unknown time between 5:30 and 5:38 pm. [Conversation No. 724-8E] [See Conversation No. 24-88] [End of telephone conversation] -Senate action -Mansfield
Conv. No. 724-8 (cont.)
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Resolution -Decision-making authority -Purpose -Edward Kennedy protection -House action -Instructions for Rossides The White House operator talked with Haldeman at 5:38 pm. The President talked with Cornelia Wallace between 5:38 and 5:41 pm. [Conversation No. 724-8F] [See Conversation No. 24-89] [The following portion of the office conversation took place simultaneously with Conversation No. 724-8F] President's statement Mrs. Nixon Wallace shooting [End of telephone conversation] Wallace -Shooting -Call from Cornelia Wallace -Effect on forthcoming election -Condition -Effect on Maryland primary -Effect on Michigan primary President's schedule -Blue Room reception -President's attendance -Mrs. Nixon's attendance -Clement E. Conger's role -Effect of Wallace's condition -Conversation with guests -President's remarks -Press coverage
Conv. No. 724-8 (cont.)
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -President's remarks -Call from Cornelia Wallace -Change in plans -Press coverage The White House operator talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 5:41 and 5:45 pm. [Conversation No. 724-8G] [See Conversation No. 24-90] [End of telephone conversation] Edward Kennedy -Location -Georgetown -Delay in protection -Connally’s view -Location -New car President's schedule -Blue Room reception -Press coverage -President's remarks -President's and Mrs. Nixon's attendance -Appreciation to donors Wallace -Shooting -President's statement for press -Preparation -Raymond K. Price, Jr. Ziegler left at 5:45 pm. Connally -Resignation -Announcement -Timing -Effect of Wallace condition Wallace
Conv. No. 724-8 (cont.)
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Condition -Reports -Problems -Dr. William M. Lukash -Location -Offer of services -Bethesda Naval Hospital President's schedule -Blue Room reception -President's remarks -Call from Cornelia Wallace -President's and Mrs. Nixon's attendance -Receiving line Wallace -Condition -Length of hospital stay -The President’s view -Cornelia Wallace -The President’s view -[Ruby ("Big Ruby") Folsom Ellis Austin] -Connally’s view -Call from the President -Theodore Roosevelt assassination attempt -Outcome of election The White House operator talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 5:45 pm and 5:52 pm. Connally talked with Edward Kennedy at an unknown time between 5:45 pm and 5:52 pm. [Conversation No. 724-8H] [See Conversation No. 24-91] [The following portion of the office conversation took place simultaneously with Conversation No. 724-8H] Secret Service protection -Edward Kennedy -White House announcement
Conv. No. 724-8 (cont.)
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Ziegler entered at 5:52 pm. [End of telephone conversation] -Acceptance -Duration -White House announcement -Connally's call to Edward Kennedy Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:52 pm and 5:54 pm. [Conversation No. 724-8I] [See Conversation No. 24-92] [End of telephone conversation] -Duration -President's orders -Edward Kennedy's acceptance -Necessity The White House operator talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 5:52 pm and 5:54 pm. Connally talked with Rossides at an unknown time between 5:52 pm and 5:58 pm. [Conversation No. 724-8J] [See Conversation No. 24-93] [The following portion of the office conversation took place simultaneously with Conversation No. 724-8J] -Number of agents assigned -Statement for the press Ziegler left at 5:54 pm. Wallace's condition [?] Donald McI. Kendall
Conv. No. 724-8 (cont.)
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 724-8 (cont.)
President's schedule -Call from Haldeman [End of telephone conversation] Wallace -Shooting -Visit from Humphrey -Visit from George S. McGovern -Possible visit from the President -Time -Call -Disadvantages -Services offered by the President -Lukash -Condition -Location of wounds -Other victims -Secret Service agent -Wounds -The President’s view -Assassination attempt -Compared with Robert F. Kennedy assassination -Causes -Compared with Abraham Lincoln assassination -Effect on other victims -Secret Service agent -Condition -Visit from Humphrey -Time -Visit from McGovern -Location -Condition Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 5:58 pm. -Lukash's report Butterfield left at 5:59 pm. Connally's wounding -Bleeding
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -President's reading of reports -Nellie Connally -Location -Care -Details -Surgeon -Background -Location -Operation -John Kennedy's condition -Connally's awareness -Nellie Connally -Condition -Surgeon -Background -Wound -Severity -Consequences President's schedule -Blue Room reception -President's attendance -Mrs. Nixon's knowledge Connally's schedule -Nellie Connally -Arrangements to meet -Location President's schedule -Blue Room reception -President's attendance -Time Connally left at an unknown time after 5:58 pm. Connally -The President’s view -Domestic Council President's schedule -Blue Room -President's preparation for reception
Conv. No. 724-8 (cont.)
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 724-8 (cont.)
Connally entered at an unknown time before 6:06 pm. Blue Room -Described -Mrs. Nixon's role Dining room -Light fixture -Change -Described -Tricia Nixon Cox -Redecoration -Light fixture -Problem Office -Panelling Dining Room -Light fixture -Change -Time needed -Alternative The President, Haldeman, and Connally left at 6:06 pm.
Conversation No. 724-9 Date: May 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:48 and 10:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Vietnam -Military action -II Corps area -Assessment -Casualty figures -I Corps
49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Press coverage -Firebases -Bastogne -Action -An Loc -Bombing -Ground action -III Corps -Action -Location -Casualties -Ground action assessed -II Corps -Action -Assessed -Enemy ground attacks -Morale -Assessed -I Corps -II Corps -Air Strikes -North Vietnamese railroads -Hanoi and Haiphong plans -Targets -Time -Targets -Transformers -Proximity to Hanoi -Damage -Tank attacks -Plans -Problems -Equipment -Surprise enemy actions -I Corps -Hue -Da Nang -Enemy encounters -Melvin R. Laird -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Importance of counter-offensive action -Air mobile operation -Purpose
50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 724-9 (cont.)
-Location -Hue -B-52s -Morale -Effect -An Loc -Enemy action -Compared with previous week -Motives -III Corps -Weather -An Loc -Haig’s view -Results -I Corps -Performance -Location -Surprise actions -Abrams -Possible South Vietnamese raid own North Vietnam -Effect -Location -Vinh -Effects -Demilitarized zone [DMZ] -Risk -Adm. John S. McCain -Airborne operations -Effect -Press coverage -Effect -II Corps -Recapture of bases -Press coverage -Reinforcements -US aircraft carrier -US squadrons -Thailand -Expectations -Cambodia -Bombing -Targets -Recent results assessed
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Damage -Bridges -Photographs -Effect on North Vietnam -Follow-up -Effect on North Vietnam -Memorandum from the President -Winston S. Churchill -Tanks -World War I example -Haig's experience -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] meeting -Gen. Douglas MacArthur -Inchon Landing -Location -Tokyo -Adm. Forrest Sherman -Gen. J. Lawton Collins -Gen. Omar N. Bradley -Gen. Hoyt Vandenburg -Support For Macarthur -Macarthur's Decision -Bradley And Collins -The President’s view -Tactics to use -The President’s memorandum -Abrams's understanding -Service with Gen. George S. Patton -Use of air power -Gen. John W. Vogt, Jr. -Age -Philosophy -President's philosophy -North Vietnamese attacks -South Vietnamese forces -Counterattacks -Effect of victories -Tanks -Artillery -B-52s -F-4s -Patrols -Attrition
Conv. No. 724-9 (cont.)
52 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Numbers -Effect -Hue -Materiel -Air power -Aircraft carrier -Arrival time -Purpose -Soviets -USS Saratoga -Destroyers -Cruiser -Carriers -Psychological effect -President's previous speech on the blockade -Changes in past week -Response -West Point -Haig's son's report -[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II's Report -Washington-based diplomatic corps -Report from Swiss Ambassador's [Felix Schnyder] wife -Effect on war -North Vietnamese people -Haig’s view -Will to fight -The President’s and Haig’s view -Military action -Tactics to use -Bombing -Intensity -Targets -II Corps -Kontum -I Corps -III Corps -An Loc -Number -II Corps -Number -Schedule -II Corps -Chances of saving
Conv. No. 724-9 (cont.)
53 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Kontum -Attacks -Losses -Recapture -Firebase Bastogne -Importance -Casualties -Gains -North Vietnamese counterattacks -Location -Time -Weather -Location -II and III Corps -IV Corps -Lack of activity -Bombing of North Vietnam -Effects -South Vietnamese morale -Timing -End of war -Effect of military action -Political situation -Possible terms -Effect of military action Haig left at an unknown time before 10:15 pm.
Conv. No. 724-9 (cont.)