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Start Date: 11-Apr-1972 10:10 AM

End Date: 11-Apr-1972 12:35 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")[Unknown person(s)]White House operatorWalters, Vernon A.Kissinger, Henry A.Ziegler, Ronald L.Sanchez, Manolo

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:46:04

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:09:03

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NARA Description:

On April 11, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, unknown person(s), White House operator, Vernon A. Walters, Henry A. Kissinger, Ronald L. Ziegler, and Manolo Sanchez met in the Oval Office of the White House from 10:10 am to 12:35 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 706-002 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 706-2

Date: April 11, 1972
Time: 10:10 am - 12:35 pm
Location: Oval Office

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

     The President's schedule
          -Meeting with Arthur F. Burns
          -Trip to Camp David
                -Departure
                -Reasons
          -Leaders meeting
                -Burns
                -Time and day
          -Thursday
                -Meeting with Hugh Scott and Michael J. Mansfield
                      -Change of day
                      -Time of day
                      -Camp David
                      -Change of day
                           -Location
                                 -Executive Office Building [EOB]
                      -Henry A. Kissinger's presence
                      -Photograph
                           -Location
                                  8

               NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                          Tape Subject Log
                            (rev. 10/06)
                                                      Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


                     -Map Room
                         -Compared to library, EOB
     -Free time
     -Afternoon
           -Changes
                 -Meeting with Frank DeMarco, Jr.
                       -The President's tax returns
                 -Youth conference
     -Camp David
     -Canadian trip
           -Departure
     -Afternoon meetings
           -Changes in time and day
                 -Advantages
                       -Canadian trip
           -Camp David trip
                 -Cancellation of meetings
                       -W. Kenneth Riland
-Camp David trip
     -Secretaries
-Canadian trip
     -Speech
           -Kissinger
     -Secretaries
           -Florida trip
                 -Alexander P. Butterfield
-Camp David
     -Secretaries
           -Nellie L. Yates
           -Terry Goodwin [sp?]
           -Unknown person
                 -Competence
           -Marjorie P. Acker and Rose Mary Woods
     -The President's speech
           -Revisions
     -Unknown secretary
           -Age
           -Experience
           -Background
                 -Loyalties
     -Yates
                                             9

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                    Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


                     -Experience
                     -Work with previous presidents
                           -Lyndon B. Johnson
                           -John F. Kennedy
                           -Dwight D. Eisenhower
                     -Integrity
                     -Loyalty

     White House staff
          -Secretaries
               -Background
                     -Compared with Susan Lichtman at International Telephone and
                          Telegraph [ITT]
          -Unknown secretary
               -Loyalty
               -Typing skills
                     -Speed
                     -Yates and Woods
                          -Ages
               -Composure
          -Acker
               -Competence
               -Knowledge of White House
          -Woods
               -Staff
                     -Competence
               -Competence

     The President's schedule
          -Meeting with Peter G. Peterson and Peter M. Flanigan
               -John B. Connally

Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 10:10 and 10:49 am.

[Conversation no. 706-2A]

     The President's schedule
          -Scott and Mansfield meeting
               -Arrangements
                      -David N. [Parker]
                      -Day
                                               10

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


                      -Time
                      -Kissinger's clearance
                      -Location
                            -Cocktails
                -Invitation
                      -Kissinger's presence

[End of telephone conversation]

     Kissinger's meeting with White House staff
          -Briefing
          -Robert B. Semple, Jr. article
          -Ronald L. Ziegler
          -A leak
                -Source
          -Kissinger's briefing
          -Robert H. Finch and Herbert G. Klein
                -Absence

     Vietnam
          -Talking points
               -Kissinger
               -Klein
          -North Vietnamese offensive
               -Press reports
                     -Unknown South Vietnamese commander
                          -Statement
                     -Tank column

     International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case
           -Press reports
                 -A session of a committee
                      -Confusion
                      -William R. Merriam
                            -Staff
                            -Confusing statements
           -Testimony
                 -Robert C. Wilson
           -Senators
                 -Receipt of transportation
                 -Edward J. Gurney
                                          11

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/06)
                                                          Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


     -Senate testimony
          -Henry E. Petersen
          -Conclusion
                -Date
          -Administration tactics
     -Senate
          -James O. Eastland
                -Fred R. Harris
                -Caucus
                -Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.
                -Letter writing campaign
                      -Charles W. Colson

Economy
    -Food prices
         -John D. Ehrlichman
               -News summary
         -Connally
         -Unknown person

ITT case
     -Flanigan statement
          -Scott
          -John W. Dean, III
                -Letter to Senate
          -Flanigan's involvement in case
                -Richard W. McLaren
                -Richard J. Ramsden
                -Republican National Convention
                      -Denial
          -Flanigan's reaction

The President's schedule
     -Stopover on trip to Soviet Union
          -Poland
                 -Announcement
                      -Day
          -Ireland
                 -Kissinger's view
                      -Britain
                      -Northern Ireland
                                             12

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                    Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


                -Switzerland and Austria
                -Azores
                     -Logistics
                     -Flying time
                -Switzerland
                     -Kissinger's view
                     -Zurich and Geneva
                           -Facilities
                     -Geneva
                           -Political connotations
                           -United Nations [UN]
                -Majorca
                -Spain
                     -Protocol
                     -Majorca
                     -Bases
                -Portugal
                -Majorca
                -Monaco
                -Majorca
                     -Spanish Foreign Minister
                     -Distance from Moscow
                           -Madrid
                           -Zurich
                -Greece
                -US base
                     -Mediterranean
                -Haldeman's call to Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters

Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:10 and 10:49
am.

[Conversation no. 706-2B]

[See Conversation no. 22-102]

[End of telephone conversation]

     The President's schedule
          -Canadian trip
               -The President's speech
                                              13

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                      Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


                     -French phrases
                          -Walters
                     -Camp David
                          -Preparation
                               -Walters
                                     -Coaching on French

     Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]
          -Confirmation of Walters
                -Handling
                -Praise for Walters

     Canadian trip
         -Walters
                -Translation

     White House staff
          -Kissinger
               -Willingness to work
                     -Briefing of Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon and Irina N. Dobrynin
                     -Meeting with prisoner of war [POW] wives
                     -John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
                           -Parents
               -Quantity of energy

Haldeman talked with Walters at an unknown time between 10:10 and 10:49 am.

[Conversation no. 706-2C]

[See Conversation No. 22-103

[End of telephone conversation]

     Soviet Union trip stopover
          -Zurich
          -Rota, Spain
          -Spanish bases
               -Rota, Saragossa and Seville
               -Military connotations
          -Switzerland
               -Lucerne
                                           14

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)
                                                          Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


           -Zurich
           -Advantages
           -Swiss reaction
                 -Cooperation
                       -Kissinger’s view
                 -Clearances
                       -Logistics
           -Facilities
           -Neutrality
     -Ireland
           -Views

Soviet trip
     -Return trip
            -Arrangements
                  -Warsaw
     -Stopover
            -Switzerland
                  -Lucerne
                       -Arrival and departure
            -Length of stay
            -Itinerary
                  -Departure from US
                       -Time
                  -Arrival in Switzerland
                  -Departure from Switzerland
                       -Time
                  -Amount of sleep
                  -News reports
                       -Compared with Hawaiian trip
                  -Time change adjustments
            -Switzerland
                  -Lucerne
                  -Geneva
            -Austria
                  -Kissinger’s view
                  -Salzburg
                  -Bruno Kreisky
                       -Meeting with the President
                  -Advantages
                  -Kissinger
                                              15

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


                     -Meeting with Kreisky
                     -Ambassador

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:10 and
10:49 am.

[Conversation no. 706-2D]

[See Conversation no. 22-104]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Soviet Trip
          -Stopover
                -Austria
                     -Vienna
                     -Salzburg
                           -Advantages
                               -NATO
                               -Compared with Spain
                               -Neutrality
                -Switzerland

Haldeman talked with Kissinger between 10:49 and an unknown time before 10:54 am; the
president talked with Kissinger between an unknown time after 10:49 and 10:54 am.

[Conversation No. 706-2E]

[See Conversation No. 22-105

[End of telephone conversation]

     Soviet trip
          -Stopover
                 -Austria
                      -Kissinger
                           -Karl J. Gruber
                      -Meeting with Kreisky
                      -Compared with a trip to Ireland
                           -John A. (“Jack”) Mulcahy
                      -Importance
                                    16

                NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                           Tape Subject Log
                             (rev. 10/06)
                                                          Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


                  -Pro-US policies
            -Salzburg
            -Welcome
     -Ireland
            -Northern Ireland
                  -The President's previous trip
     -Austria
            -Purpose
            -Meeting with Kreisky
                  -Social events
            -Working stop
            -Church service
-Possible itinerary
     -Church service
            -The President's attendance
            -Baptist church
            -Synagogue
            -Baptist church
            -The President's attendance
                  -Call to William F. (“Billy”) Graham
            -Graham
                  -People's Republic of China [PRC]
            -Kissinger
     -Tomb of unknown soldier
            -Formal ceremony
            -Departure from Moscow
            -Soviet veterans
     -Church service
            -Call to Graham
     -Schedule
            -Review
            -Advance party
            -Arrival
            -Banquet
            -Ceremonial calls
            -Meetings
            -Ballet
            -Wednesday
                  -Meetings
                  -Evening
                        -Dinner with Leonid I. Brezhnev
                             17

          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                     Tape Subject Log
                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                        Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


     -Thursday
           -Leningrad visit
                 -Sight-seeing
                 -Ballet
     -Friday
           -Return to Moscow
           -Meeting
     -Saturday
           -Meeting
           -Communiqué
           -Banquet
     -Sunday
           -Church
           -Soviet television address
                 -Time
                        -Kissinger
                        -US time
                 -Translation
                        -Method
-The President's first visit
     -Six Crises account
           -Compared with State Department account
-The President's schedule
     -Press conference
     -Monday
           -Baku
     -Tuesday
           -Teheran
     -Thursday, June 1, 1972
           -Arrival in US
     -Press conference in Moscow
           -Kissinger, William P. Rogers and Connally
           -Attendees
           -Schedule
     -Return to US
-Network coverage
     -Equal time
           -Ronald L. Ziegler's statement
           -John M. Ashbrook
           -California primary
           -Paul N. McCloskey, Jr.
                                            18

                        NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. 10/06)
                                                             Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


              -The President's press conference on return
                    -Day
                          -Timing
                               -California primary
                                      -Democrats
                                      -Public opinion
                    -Announcement
                          -Foreign policy issues
                          -Ziegler's statement
                    -Discussion of trip
                          -Compared with PRC trip
                    -Interest
                          -Summit talks
                          -Vietnam
                    -Location
              -Arrangements
         -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's schedule
              -Staff
                    -Ziegler
                    -Constance M. (“Connie”) Stuart
                    -Klein


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                    -Stuart
                         -Work with Ziegler
                         -Ziegler
                              -Control of news
         -Press
              -Number
                                               19

                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                         Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


                      -Soviets
                      -Kissinger
                      -PRC trip
                      -Yuli M. Vorontsov and Soviet press attaché
                            -Meeting with Ziegler and Dwight L. Chapin
                      -Selection
                            -Ziegler
                            -Favor for friends
                                 -Press pools
                                 -1972 campaign


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Ziegler entered at 11:12 am.

     Soviet trip
          -Soviet press attaché
                 -Meeting with Ziegler
                 -Number of US newsmen present
          -Press conference in Soviet Union
                 -Number
                 -Soviet press
          -Press
                 -Number
                      -The President's Vice Presidential trip
                            -Six Crises
                      -Maximum
                            -Advantages
                 -Selection
                      -PRC trip
                            20

         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                    Tape Subject Log
                      (rev. 10/06)
                                                     Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


           -Boston Globe and Newsday
     -St. Louis Post-Dispatch
           -Exclusion
     -St. Louis Globe-Democrat
     -Buffalo Evening News
     -Dallas Morning Herald
     -Pro-administration papers
           -1972 campaign
     -Networks
     -Wire services
     -Radio
     -John F. Osborne
           -Exclusion
           -The President's news summary
                 -Kissinger
                 -Osborne
                 -Hugh S. Sidey
     -Enemies
           -Compared with Dwight D. Eisenhower's administration
                 -James C. Hagerty
                       -New York Times
           -Retaliation
-Number
     -Soviet views
-Selection
     -Limitations
           -Compared with other trips
                 -Romania, Yugoslavia, Italy, France
           -Ziegler's conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
           -PRC trip
-Number
     -Limitations
           -Disadvantages
           -Economic constraints of press
-Selection
     -PRC trip
           -Newsday and Boston Globe
     -Press corps
           -Attitudes
     -Limitations
           -Problems
                                           21

                       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                   Tape Subject Log
                                     (rev. 10/06)
                                                                  Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


                  -Ziegler's conversation with Dobrynin
                       -Previous Presidential trips

Press
        -Critics
              -Kennedy
              -Franklin D. Roosevelt
              -Osborne and Sidey
                    -Finch, Klein, Ehrlichman and Kissinger
        -Supporters
              -Frank van der Linden
                    -Nashville Banner
              -Victor Lasky
              -News summaries
              -Osborne
              -Van der Linden
              -Nicholas P. Thimmesch
              -Cultivation
                    -Ehrlichman, Kissinger and George P. Shultz
        -Critics
              -Winston S. Churchill
              -Kissinger
              -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
              -James Keogh
                    -Book [President Nixon and the Press]
        -Supporters
              -Number
              -Cultivation
        -Critics
              -Martin Schram
                    -Exclusion from Ziegler's office
                          -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo
              -Robert B. Semple, Jr.
              -Networks
              -Kissinger
                    -Work with Joseph C. Kraft
        -Supporters
              -Rowland Evans
              -Chalmers M. Roberts
        -Critics
              -Dealings with Kissinger
                                         22

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


               -Evans
     -Dealings with administration officials
          -Egotism
               -Sans Souci
               -Georgetown

Supreme Court
     -“Nixon Court”
     -Tendency toward liberalism
          -Potter Stewart
                -Conservatism
                -Liberalism
     -Warren E. Burger

Nancy Ziegler
    -Visit to Kentucky
          -Relatives
               -Support for administration's policies on Vietnam
               -Richard G. Kleindienst hearing

Soviet trip
     -Press
            -Number
                 -Limitation
                       -Soviets
            -Supporters
                 -Inclusion
                 -Reader's Digest
                 -Small papers
                       -Subsidy
                 -William S. White
                 -Bantam Books
                 -Book on trip
                       -Forward by the President
            -US News and World Report
            -Press conference on TV
                 -Timing
                       -California primary
                 -Foreign policy
                       -Report to nation
                 -Equal time on TV
                                             23

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                        Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


                          -New York Times and networks
                          -Ashbrook
                    -Writing press
                          -Networks
                    -Prime time television
                    -Foreign policy
                    -Length
         -Return to US
         -Press conference upon return
              -Timing
                    -California primary
              -Ziegler
                    -Arrangements


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    Press relations
          -The President’s memorandum
          -Reports on biological warfare treaty signing at State Department
                -Networks
                -Setting
                      -Flags
                      -The President's appearance
                -The President's remarks
                -Dobrynin

    Soviet press
         -Soviet Life editor
               -Reports
               -Kissinger
                                           24

                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


     -Mrs. Nixon
          -Tea with Mrs. Dobrynin
               -Kissinger
               -Press release

Press relations
      -Evans and Kraft
            -Criticism of the President
                  -Dealings with Soviets
                       -Summit
                       -PRC
                       -Middle East
                       -German Treaty

Soviet Union
     -Soviet Summit
          -Dobrynin
          -William E. Jenner
     -The President's Soviet trip
          -PRC trip
          -Arrangements
          -Soviet people
                -Crowds
                -Interest in the President's visit
          -Stopover
                -Salzburg, Austria
                      -Meeting with Kreisky
          -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] conferences
                -Hubert H. Humphrey
                -Vienna, Austria
          -Leningrad
          -Baku
          -Stop in Teheran, Iran
          -Stop in Poland
                -Crowds
                      -PRC
          -Drama of trip
                -PRC trip
          -The President's first trip
                -Six Crises
                      -Atmosphere
                                               25

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


                            -The President's speech
                       -Kitchen debates
                            -Films
                                  -Replay

Ziegler left at 11:39 am.

     Press relations
           -Handling of critics
                 -Ziegler's opinion
                 -Osborne
                 -Sidey
                      -Readership

The President left at an unknown time after 11:39 am.

     [No conversation]

The President entered at an unknown time before 12:35 pm.

     Biological warfare treaty signing
          -The President's speech
                -Haldeman's presence
                -Reading by Haldeman and staff

     The President's schedule
          -Canadian speech
          -Dinner in Philadelphia
               -The President's note to John Cardinal Krol
                      -Henry C. Cashen, II
                      -Absence from dinner
                      -Trip to Soviet Union
                      -The President's trip to Poland
                            -Visit with Krol
                            -Announcement
                                  -Timing

     Agnew
         -Lack of media coverage
         -Trip to Fort Campbell, Kentucky
         -Speech to California Republican Assembly [CRA]
                                           26

                        NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                   Tape Subject Log
                                     (rev. 10/06)
                                                             Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


              -News summary
              -Television report
                   -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
              -Newspaper story


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    Tricia Nixon Cox
          -Schedule
               -Mike Douglas Show appearance
               -Table tennis matches
               -Space shot
                    -Time
                    -Audience
               -Table tennis match
                    -Audience
                          -Left wing
                          -Homosexuals
               -Tennis audience
                    -Make-up
                          -Left wing
                          -Homosexuals
                          -Bill Tilden
                          -Compared with opera audiences
                          -Attire
                    -Television
                          -Value
                          -Location
                                          27

                       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                  Tape Subject Log
                                    (rev. 10/06)
                                                            Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


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    Vietnam
         -North Vietnamese offensive
               -Outcome
                    -Length
                    -Critics
                          -Fear of US success
                          -Caution
         -Tet offensive
               -Donald Oberdorfer, Jr.’s book
                    -Victory for US
                          -Enemy losses
               -Compared with 1972 offensive
                    -Viet Cong elements
                    -North Vietnamese elements
         -Buddhists
               -Support for Nguyen Van Thieu government
         -The President's critics
               -Caution
         -North Vietnamese offensive
               -South Vietnamese victories and defeats
                    -I Corps
               -Weather
               -B-52s
                    -Symbolism
               -Naval gunfire
                    -Effect on North Vietnam
               -Public reactions
                    -“Hawks”
                    -Show of strength
                    -College campuses
                                        28

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                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


                     -Apathy
                     -Minnesota and University of California at Los Angeles [UCLA]
                     -Vietnam
                     -Marches
                          -PRC
                          -Bombing in North Vietnam
                          -April 22, 1972 national march
                               -Timing
                                      -Possible coordination with North Vietnam
                                           -The President’s November 3, 1969 speech
                               -Problems
                                      -Lack of support
          -Antiwar protests
               -Size and scope
               -Chicago

ITT case
     -Media coverage
          -Advantages
          -Public interest
               -POWs
          -Bombers
               -Demilitarized zone [DMZ]
               -POWs
     -North Vietnamese actions
          -US reaction
               -Blockade
                      -Soviet reactions
                           -Effect on Summit
               -Mining
                      -Option
                      -Soviet ships
               -Options other than nuclear weapons or US ground forces
               -The President's Biological Warfare Treaty signing statement
                      -George R.S. Baring [Earl of Cromer]
                      -Dobrynin
                                       29

                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                               Tape Subject Log
                                 (rev. 10/06)
                                                         Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


Domestic issues
    -Ehrlichman
          -Food prices
          -Crime
          -Note from the President
          -Speeches
                -Work with White House
                -White House staff
    -Speeches
          -Scheduling
          -Material for surrogates
                -Edward L. Morgan
                -John N. Mitchell
          -Ehrlichman
                -Weekly meetings with surrogates
                      -Inspirations
          -Kissinger
                -Briefings
                      -Frequency
          -Speakers
                -Self-confidence
                -Ehrlichman
                      -Self-confidence
                -Attacks on opposition
                      -White House involvement
          -Ehrlichman
          -Leadership meetings
    -Food prices
          -Decline
                -Wholesale prices
          -Leadership
                -The President
                -Price Board
                -John B. Connally
          -Publicity
                -Connally
                -Amount
    -Drugs
          -Marijuana
          -The President's speech
                -Preparations
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                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                   Tape Subject Log
                                     (rev. 10/06)
                                                           Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


                      -Ehrlichman
     -Crime
     -Prices
     -Busing
     -Drugs
           -Relation to crime
     -Busing
     -Prices, inflation, labor

Foreign policy
     -The President's leadership
          -Emphasis

Vietnam
     -Media
          -B-52 strikes
                -The President's responsibility
                      -Credit to the President
     -The President's leadership
          -Lyndon B. Johnson
          -Location of fleet
          -B-52s
          -Results
                -Credit for the President's success
                      -Compared with Cambodia
          -Melvin R. Laird and Rogers
                -Statements
     -Rogers
          -Caution
                -Kissinger
          -Defense of Administration
          -Possible talk with Haldeman
                -Negotiations
     -The President's speech
          -Kissinger and William L. Safire
          -Negotiations
                -William J. Porter
     -Canadian speech
          -Soviet Union

The President's trip to Canada
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                                                             Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


         -Demonstrators
               -Restrictions
                     -Canadian Mounted Police
               -Aleksei N. Kosygin’s experience
         -Reception in Parliament
         -Itinerary in Ottawa

    Vietnam
         -Rogers
              -Defense of Administration
              -Caution
              -Edmund S. Muskie
              -Personal concerns
                   -Press
                   -Long-range interests


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    Economic issue
        -Unemployment figures
        -Positive aspect
        -Prices
        -Unemployment
        -Prices
              -Food
        -Big business
        -Food prices
              -Need for dramatic action
                    -Freeze
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                     -Protection
                     -Options
                     -Timing
                -Eventual decline
                     -Meat prices
                -Jawboning
                     -Effects
          -Inflation
                -Herbert Stein's memorandum
                     -Problems
                     -Midyear report
                           -Timing
                                 -Democratic National Convention
                           -Connally's response
                           -Advantages
                                 -Press
                                 -Speakers

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 11:39 am.

     Refreshment

     The President's schedule
          -Executive Office Building [EOB] office

     Economy
         -The President's midyear report
              -Connally's view
                    -Call from Haldeman

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:35 pm.

     Government
         -Disenchantment
              -Youth
              -The President's trips to PRC and Soviet Union
                   -Appeal

     Media
         -Problem for administration
              -New York Times review of James Keogh's book, President Nixon and the Press
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            -Coverage of the President
                 -Evaluation
                 -Reasons
     -Favorable coverage
            -Administration's efforts
            -Bad press
                 -Compared with Kennedy
            -Publicity concerning PRC trip
                 -Ziegler
-Publicity for administration
     -PRC trip
            -New China Hands momento
                 -Ziegler
                 -White House staff
                 -Secret Service
                 -Airplane crews
     -Ziegler
            -Social events for press
                 -Impact and worth
-Klein
-Rogers
     -Social contacts with press
            -Newsmen's response
-Dealings with the President on a social level
     -Supporters
            -Van der Linden
     -Critics
            -Cynicism
     -Supporters
     -Critics
            -Reactions
            -Ziegler
-White House Correspondents Association
     -Edgar A. Poe, president
            -Gridiron president
            -Lack of control
            -Gridiron dinner
                 -Conversation with Haldeman
                        -The President's absence
            -Soviet trip
                 -White House subsidy
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                                                             Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


                               -Ziegler
                         -Trip expenses
                               -Air fare
                               -Hotel
                         -The President's plane
                               -Waiver of charges
                                     -Confidentiality
                               -South Carolina trip
                                     -Funeral
                    -Gridiron dinner
                         -The President's absence

    Weather
        -Spring in Washington, DC
             -Cherry blossoms
                   -Festival

    The President’s schedule
         -Arbor Day
              -Tree plantings


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    The President as head of non-government organizations
         -Boy Scouts of America
              -Meetings
                     -Frequency
         -Red Cross
              -Television
              -Tricia Nixon Cox
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                                                                       Conv. No. 706-2 (cont.)


                        -United Way

The President and Haldeman left at 12:35 pm.