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Start Date: Tuesday, February 15, 1972 5:56 PM

End Date: Tuesday, February 15, 1972 6:30 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Sanchez, ManoloWoods, Rose MaryButterfield, Alexander P.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:52:28

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:25:40

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672b.mp3

672c.mp3

NARA Description:

On February 15, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Manolo Sanchez, Rose Mary Woods, and Alexander P. Butterfield met in the Oval Office of the White House from 12:56 pm to 1:30 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 672-007 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 672-7

Date: February 15, 1972
Time: 12:56 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Manolo Sanchez.

     Book
            -Placement

     Food

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:20 pm.

     Richard G. Kleindienst
          -Meeting with the President
               -John D. Ehrlichman
               -Timing
               -Necessity
               -Possible telephone call
               -Dinner
               -Ehrlichman
                     -Call to Kleindienst
                                             46

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 672-7 (cont.)



     People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip
          -Dr. W. Kenneth Riland
               -Weather
                     -Evenings
               -Dinner
               -Rogers
               -Masseurs
               -Flight
                     -Length
               -Chou En-lai
                     -Meetings

Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:56 pm.

     Refreshments

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:20 pm.

     PRC trip
         -Riland
              -Arrival
              -Sessions
              -Henry A. Kissinger
                   -Assistance
              -Rose Mary Woods
                   -Assistance

Sanchez entered and left at an unknown time between 12:56 pm and 1:20 pm.

     “Vickie”

     PRC trip
         -Schedule
              -Rest
              -Meetings
                    -Timing
                         -Mornings
              -Great Wall visit
                    -Timing
              -Meeting
                                       47

                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                               Tape Subject Log
                                 (rev. 10/06)
                                                         Conv. No. 672-7 (cont.)


          -Banquet
          -Chou En-Lai
          -Mao Tse-tung
          -Opera
          -Gymnastic exhibition
          -Great Wall
          -Forbidden City
                 -Length of tour
          -Meetings
                 -Time
                      -Flexibility
                      -Chou En-lai
          -Evenings
          -Morning
     -Report to the nation
          -Preparation
     -Meetings
          -Cabinet
                 -Scheduling
          -Domestic advisors
                 -Busing
                 -Wage Board
          -John B. Connally
                 -Timing
          -John N. Mitchell
                 -Executive Office Building [EOB]
                      -Location for meeting
          -Businessmen, Scouts
          -Ehrlichman
          -Leaders
          -Cabinet

The President’s schedule
     -Florida
           -Timing
     -Cabinet meeting
     -Florida
           -Timing
           -Key Biscayne
                 -Length of stay
     -The President’s appearances
                                         48

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 672-7 (cont.)


           -Timing
           -US public reaction
     -California
           -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
                 -Arrival time
                 -Florida
                       -Timing
                 -San Clemente
                 -Patrick J. Buchanan
                       -Talking points
                             -First draft
                                   -Information on PRC for Mrs. Nixon
                             -Hawaii
                             -Quality
                                   -Compared to State Department, Kissinger’s office,
                                          [National Security Council [NSC]]
                             -Tone
                             -Suggested answers and guidelines
                                   -Simplified reports
                 -Rita R. Di Santis

PRC trip
    -Return
         -Commitments

The President’s schedule
     -Key Biscayne
     -New Hampshire
          -Traveling

George Meany
    -Stance towards Democrats
         -Stance toward Administration
               -Economy
         -Vietnam
    -Economy
    -Hard hats
         -Supporters

Edmund S. Muskie
    -Charles W. Colson’s report
                                        49

                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 672-7 (cont.)


          -John Loeb
                 “Moscow Muskie”
     -Press treatment
          -Abraham Lincoln
     -Vacillation
          -Press
     -Vietnam
          -Stance

US public’s memory
    -The Pentagon papers
    -The [Jack N.] Anderson papers
    -India-Pakistan War
          -Bangladesh
                -US recognition
                     -Timing
                          -PRC trip return
    -Biafra
          -Ibo tribe
    -Andre Malraux
          -Edward M. Kennedy
          -Forthcoming press conference
    -Lt. William L. Calley, Jr.

Haldeman’s children
     -Calls
           -President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech, January 25, 1972
           -University of California, Los Angeles [UCLA]
                 -Politics
           -Haldeman’s Today show interview, February 7, 1972
                 -Professors
                 -School
                       -Discussion
                            -McCarthyism
                                  -Lack of understanding
                            -Douglas L. Hallett
                            -Buchanan
                            -Raymond K. Price, Jr.
                 -Students
                 -President’s January 25, 1972 speech
                                              50

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 672-7 (cont.)


     [Unintelligible]

Woods entered at 1:20 pm.

     The President’s schedule
          -PRC trip
               -Mrs. Nixon
                      -Photographs
                           -Formal thank you
                           -Gifts
                                 -Watches
                           -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins
                           -Chou En-lai
                           -Mao Tse-tung
                           -Autographs
                           -Gifts
                                 -Framing

Woods left at 1:24 pm.

     Dinners
          -[Malraux] February 14, 1972
          -The President’s schedule
          -Lyndon B. Johnson

     The President’s schedule
          -PRC trip
          -Moscow trip
          -Traveling in US
               -Question and answer [Q&A] session
                      -Haldeman’s forthcoming call to Connally [?]
          -Leaders meeting
               -Timing
                      -Historic significance
               -Clark MacGregor
                      -Michael J. Mansfield
                      -Carl B. Albert
               -Timing

Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 1:24 pm.
                                               51

                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 672-7 (cont.)


                -Timing

The President, Haldeman, and Butterfield left at 1:30 pm.