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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF
Tape Subject Log

(rev. Sep-01)







Conversation No. 692-1
Date: March 23, 1972

Time: Unknown between 3:56 pm and 4:03 pm

Location: Oval Office
The President practiced a speech entitled "Remarks About the Resignation of George Meany From the Pay Board." See the Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard Nixon, 1972, pages 485-486.

Conversation No. 692-2


Date: March 23, 1972

Time: 4:03 pm - 4:04 pm

Location: Oval Office
The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler.
The President's schedule

-Forthcoming Pay Board speech

-Ziegler's briefing

-Questions

-George P. Shultz
Ziegler left.

Conversation No. 692-3


Date: March 23, 1972

Time: 4:08 pm - 5:02 pm

Location: Oval Office


The President met with Marshall Green, John H. Holdridge, Alexander M. Haig, Jr.; members of the press and the White House photographer were present at the beginning of the meeting.
Photograph session
Pay Board
Green's trip to Asia

-Reports


-Forthcoming appearance on Meet the Press
An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 4:08 pm.
Press photographs

-Ronald L. Ziegler

-Pay Board
The unknown man left at an unknown time before 5:02 pm.
Green's forthcoming Meet the Press appearance

-The President's trip to the People's Republic of China [PRC]

-Green's meetings with Asian leaders

-Taiwan, Republic of China

-Secret deals

-Absence

-US treaty commitments

-The President's Asian policies

-Green’s background and experience

-Peace in Asia

-US allies

-State Department's views

-Forthcoming US-Soviet Union summit

-Support for President’s policies

-Historical significance

-International concern

-Change

-Eisaku Sato

-Ferdinand E. Marcos

-Public attention


White House and press photographers entered and left at an unknown time after 4:08 pm.
Camp David
Green's schedule

-Previous appearance before the House Foreign Affairs Committee

The President's trip to the People's Republic of China

-Importance

-Foreign aid program

-Youth


-Nixon Doctrine

-Opening for peace


Green's previous conversations with Asian leaders

-The President's foreign policy

-The President's trip to the PRC

-Laos, Cambodia, South Vietnam, Thailand

-Vietnam

-US support

-Green’s conversations in Shanghai

-Support for the President’s policies

-Congress

-Public support

-Indonesia

-Chinese


-Soviet Union

-North Vietnam

-PRC
The president's foreign policy

-Views of the US Foreign Service

-Support for the President’s policy

-Isolationism


Japan

-Internal politics

-Views regarding the PRC

-Relations with the US

-Relations with the PRC

-Chinese view of US

-Chinese view of Japan

-Chinese view of Soviet Union


Green's conversation with Lee Kuan Yew

-The President's trip to the PRC

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

[National Security]

[Duration: 55s ]

MALAYSIA


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Green's forthcoming Meet the Press appearance

-Taiwan

-US policy



-John G. Tower
Green's conversation with Lee Kuan Yew

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7

[National Security]

[Duration: 26s ]

MALAYSIA


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7
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Thailand


-Insurgency

-Chinese

-Thanat-Khoman’s schedule

-Religious obligations

-Green’s schedule

-Thanom Kittikachorn

-Phrapat [?]

-Dawee Chulasapya

-Pote Sarasin

-Statements by government

-Green’s conversations

-The President's PRC policy


PRC

-Importance in US foreign policy

-Vietnam

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 8

[National Security]

[Duration: 46s ]

US FOREIGN POLICY

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PRC


-Relations with the US

-Congress

-Improved cooperation

-Return of hijacked plane

-Apology for oil spill

-Return of yacht

-Mao Tse-tung

-Chou En-lai

-Timing

-Deaths of Ho Chi Minh, Josef V. Stalin



-Downfall of Nikita S. Khrushchev

-Compared to Hong Kong and Singapore

-Leaders

-Military

-Relations with the US

-Timing


-Age of leaders

-Mao Tse-tung

-Chou En-lai

-Relations with the Soviet Union


US foreign policy

-Authority of the President

-Congress

-Foreign aid

-Turkey

-Democratic candidates' views

-Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson

-Edmund S. Muskie

-Hubert H. Humphrey

-Edward M. Kennedy

-George S. McGovern

-John V. Lindsay

-Military

-Timing


-Authority of the President

-US position in international relations

-Taiwan
Japan

-Green’s view

-Eisaku Sato

-Takeo Fukudo

-Policies

-Diet


-Taiwan

-Japan-PRC relations

-Green's conversations

-The President's conversations with Chou En-Lai

-Policies

-The President’s view

-PRC views

-Taiwan


-Korea

-The President's conversations with Chou En-lai

-US-Japan relations

-Japan’s economic strength

-Japan’s neutrality

-US influence

-PRC reaction

-View of Chou En-lai

-View of Mao Tse-tung
PRC

-Position in Asia

-Soviet Union

-Japan


-India

-Pakistan

-US

-Japan


-Soviet Union

-India


-Views regarding US policy

-Korean War

-Yalu River

-Vietnam


-The President's conversations with Chou En-lai

-Africa


-Middle East

-United Arab Republic [UAR]

-Chou En-lai

-Mao Tse-tung

-Revolution

-Power


-Status as Communist nation

-United Nations [UN]

-Leaders

-Press


-Struggle

-Revolution

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

[National Security]

[Duration: 12s ]

PRC


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
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-Motives


-Mao Tse-tung

-Response to the President's visit


Arthur K. Watson

-Green


-William P. Rogers

-Jack N. Anderson

-Frank F. Church's comment
PRC

-Chou En-lai's comment regarding temperance

-Responsibility for US-PRC diplomatic channel

-Green’s testimony

-Rogers's comments to J. William Fulbright, March 22, 1972

-Leak


-Washington Post story, March 23, 1972

-Instructions to Watson from Washington

-Green's possible comment
Temperance

-Ambassadors

-Congressmen and Senators

-Hiram L. Fong's statement, March 22, 1972

-Air travel
Watson

-Air travel


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

[Personal Returnable]

[Duration: 8s ]

END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4


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-Voltaire's comment regarding women's virtue


Green's schedule

-Previous visit to Asia

-Possible trip to Florida with the President

-Wage-price issue

-George Meany

-Previous visit to Asia

-Holdridge's role

-Rogers
Philippines

-Green’s experience

-The President’s previous arrival in Jakarta from the Philippines

-Imelda Marcos's forthcoming trip to the PRC

-Green's conversations

-Congress
Stephen B. Bull entered and left at an unknown time before 5:02 pm.
The President’s schedule [?]
Philippines

-Green’s conversations

-Ferdinand E. Marcos, Carlos P. Romulo, [Forename unknown] Belcourt, [Forename unknown] Corrado

-Leaders of opposition

-Leaders in Senate

-Green’s backgrounders with the press

-[Forename unknown] Grenada

-[Forename unknown] Valencia

-The President’s view

-Influences

-Asia

-Spain


-US

-Romulo's comments


South Korea

-US aid


-Possible invitation to Gen. Chung Hee Park

-Haig


-The President’s schedule

-Forthcoming trip to Canada


Presentation of gifts by the President

-Foreign Service

-National Security Council [NSC]
The President's forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union

-Green


-Martin J. Hillenbrand

-Rogers


-Staff
Cambodia

-Views regarding Michael J. Mansfield's possible trip to the PRC

-The President’s and Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon memorandum to Henry A. Kissinger

-Norodom Sihanouk

-Mansfield’s possible meeting with Sihanouk

-Lon Nol

-Sihanouk

-North Vietnam




Walter H. Annenberg's gift to the President [“Star of the President”]

-Steuben glass


Green, et al. left at 5:02 pm.

Conversation No. 692-4


Date: March 23. 1972

Time: 5:03 pm - 5:17 pm

Location: Oval Office
The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler.
National economy

-Pay Board

-Press coverage of George Meany's resignation

-United Press International [UPI]

-Associated Press [AP]

-Leonard Woodcock's resignation

-Labor representation

-Meany's resignation

-The President's statement

-Cost of Living Council [COLC] meeting

-George P. Shultz’s statement

-Press coverage

-Length of statement
The President's schedule

-Forthcoming press conference

-Length of press conference

-International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT]

-Ziegler’s talk with Patrick J. Buchanan


-George C. Wallace

-Edmund S. Muskie

-Arthur K. Watson

-J. William Fulbright's statement

-William P. Rogers's testimony regarding role
ITT case

-Press conference, March 24, 1972

-Peter M. Flanigan

-Ronald L. Ziegler's statement

-Thomas F. Eagleton

-Flanigan’s possible statement

-Richard W. McLaren

-Executive privilege

-John N. Mitchell

-Justice Department


White House press relations

-The President’s forthcoming press conference

-Timing
National economy

-Meany's resignation from the Pay Board

-The President's statement

-Tone


-Ziegler’s view

-Public views

-The President's statement

-Compard to draft

-Shultz

-Meany’s previous meetings with the President and Shultz

-John B. Connally's forthcoming statement on Today

-Wire services


Forthcoming press statement

-The President's previous meeting with Marshall Green

-Green's previous trip to Asia

-The President's People's Republic of China [PRC] policy

-Green’s forthcoming appearance on Meet the Press
Watson

-Attacks by Congressmen

-Actions on airplane

-Ziegler's conversation with Rogers


The President's schedule

-Press conferences

-Timing

-East Room



-Forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union

-Camp David

-Radio speech

-Ziegler's possible statement to the press

-Pay Board

-Domestic issues

-Forthcoming trip to Canada

-Hussein ibn Talal [Hussein, King of Jordan]

-Domestic issues

-Revenue sharing

-Welfare reform

-Environment

-Congressional action

-Democratic National Convention


Ziegler left at 5:17 pm.

Conversation No. 692-5


Date: March 23, 1972

Time: 5:17 pm - 5:22 pm

Location: Oval Office
The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield.
The President’s letter to Luci Johnson Nugent
[No conversation-signing documents]


Attorney General
[No conversation-signing document]
The President’s schedule

-Republican leadership meeting

-Agenda

-Pay Board

-George P. Shultz
Butterfield left.

Conversation No. 692-6


Date: March 23, 1972

Time: 5:22 pm - 5:23 pm

Location: Oval Office
The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield.
Delivery of an item [?]
Butterfield left.

Conversation No. 692-7


Date: March 23, 1972

Time: 5:23 pm - 6:24 pm

Location: Oval Office
The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.
National economy

-George Meany’s resignation from the Pay Board

-The President's statement

-Ronald L. Ziegler's views



-Cost of Living Council [COLC]

-John B. Connally's forthcoming statement

-Content and phraseology

-Length of statement

-Possible press coverage

-Views of Hugh Scott, John W. Byrnes, Gerald R. Ford


The President's role in government

-Use of television

-Leadership

-Connally

-Haldeman’s view

-Press conferences


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

[Personal Returnable]

[Duration: 2m 28s ]

END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1


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-Arthur F. Burns

-Appointment to Federal Reserve Board [FRB]

-George P. Shultz

-Frederic V. Malek

-John D. Ehrlichman

-Connally

-Conversation with Haldeman

-Shultz
The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 5:23 and 5:33 pm.
[Conversation No. 692-7A]
Charles W. Colson's schedule
[End of telephone conversation]
National economy

-Pay Board

-The President's statement regarding Meany's resignation

-William L. Safire's draft

-The President’s August 15, 1971 statement

-Content and phraseology

-Special interests

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

-The President's opponents' attack on International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT]

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

[National Security]

[Duration: 20s ]

ITT


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
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The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:23 and 5:33 pm.
[Conversation No. 692-7B]
[See Conversation No. 22-5]
[End of telephone conversation]
-Press conference

-Ziegler

-John N. Mitchell

-President’s response


The President talked with Ziegler between 5:33 and 5:34 pm.
[Conversation No. 692-7C]
[See Conversation No. 22-6]
[End of telephone conversation]
Colson entered at 5:34 pm.
National economy

-Pay Board

-The President's statement on Meany's resignation

-Meany’s representation of American labor force

-Meany's resignation

-Louis P. Harris's views

-Consumer Price Index [CPI]

-Food prices

-Pay Board

-Meany's resignation

-Connally

-Donald H. Rumsfeld

-Colson's conversation with Connally

-Special interests

-Harris's views

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

[Personal Returnable]

[Duration: 1m 33s ]

END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4


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National economy

-Pay Board

-Leonard Woodcock's resignation

-Possible political effect

-Meany


-Cost of Living Council [COLC]

-Democratic candidates

-Public's views
ITT case

-Dita D. Beard memorandum

-Efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]

-Independent experts

-[Forename unknown] Conrad's report

-Withdrawal

-John D. Ehrlichman's efforts

-Possible report

-Tests by Pearl L. Tytell

-Tests by an unknown man in Chicago [Walter McCrone?]

-W. Clement Stone

-Tests by the Treasury Department

-J. Edgar Hoover's cooperation

-Forthcoming letter to Senate committee

-Conrad

-Ehrlichman's efforts

-Tytell's role

-Alger Hiss case

-Husband

-FBI’s view

-Beard

-Forthcoming testimony



-Edward M. Kennedy

-Health


-Ziegler

-Unknown woman in Canada

-Clifford Irving case

-Efforts of Marlow Cook, Roman L. Hruska, Hugh Scott

-Memorandum

-Tests by experts

-Public relations benefits

-White House strategy

-Tytell

-McCrone


-Methodologies
Voltaire's comment regarding women and virtue
Beard

-Kennedy's efforts

-Views of other senators

-Scott


-Kennedy's conversation with James O. Eastland

-Harold S. Geneen

-Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.

-Philip A. Hart

-Clifford Irving, Howard Hughes

-Ehrlichman's conversations with J. Edgar Hoover

-Memorandum

-Testimony by experts

-Tytell
National economy

-Pay Board

-The President's statement regarding Meany's resignation

-Content and phraseology

-Meany's resignation

-Jay Lovestone

-Colson's conversation with Victor Riesel

-Motives and expectations

-Partisanship

-The President’s address to the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations [AFL-CIO] in Bal Harbour, Florida, November 19, 1971

-Shultz

-Mamie G.D. Eisenhower



-The President's statement

-Effect on building trades unions

-Calls by George T. Bell and James D. Hodgson

-Colson's forthcoming call to Peter J. Brennan

-AFL-CIO

-Meany’s representation of American labor force

-International Brotherhood of Teamsters

-Autoworkers

-Longshoremen’s strike

-The President's response

-Possible television speech

-Birch E. Bayh, Jr.

-Busing

-Equal time

-ITT
Television networks

-Equal time

-Balance on news broadcasts

-Busing


-Vietnam

-Views regarding busing


National economy

-Pay Board

-Meany's resignation

-The President's response

-Harry S. Truman

-Public response

-Stock market

-Stock market

-Gross National Product [GNP]

-Views of Connally and Herbert Stein

-Retail sales

-Statistics

-Efforts of government agencies

-The President's memorandum to Shultz and Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger

-Department of Defense

-Weinberger

-Ehrlichman

-Decline in government purchases

-News summary

-Shultz


-Haldeman's forthcoming meeting with Melvin R. Laird and [David] Kenneth Rush

-Twice weekly reports to the President

-Government purchases

-Vietnam


-Shultz

-Weinberger

-Robert C. Moot

-Reports to the President


Haldeman's conversation with Harry Cohen of Hornblower and Weeks

-Stock market

-The President's previous trip to the People's Republic of China [PRC]
The President's previous trip to the PRC

-Exhibit


-Haldeman’s view

-Circulation

-John Scali's schedule

-PRC ping pong team

-Television

-Under Secretaries

-Congressional groups

-Sub-cabinet

-White House staff

-Briefing on the President's PRC trip

-Compared to Henry A. Kissinger's briefings

-Effectiveness

-Scali’s status as a Democrat

-Associated Press [AP]

-Daniel Patrick Moynihan

-Newsworthiness

-Compared to ITT and busing

-The President's forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union


State Department files on Congressional trips

-Scali


-Requests by William A. Gill, Jr. and Stewart M. Hensley

-Arthur K. Watson

-Hiram L. Fong’s comment in a committee hearing

-Marshall Green

-Congressmen's activities in foreign countries

-Counterpart funds

-Immunity

-Colson's previous conversation with William B. Macomber, Jr.

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5

[Privacy]

[Duration: 11s ]

END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5


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-Contrasted with the President's foreign travel

-The President’s travels as a private citizen

-Businessmen

-Counterpart funds

-Allen J. Ellender

-Colson's conversation with Macomber

-William P. Rogers

-John E. Hunt

-Statement

-Watson

-Kennedy


-Paris

-Funeral of Charles A.J.M. de Gaulle

-Mexico

-Alaska


-Watson
1972 campaign

-Possible threats by administration


ITT

-American Telephone and Telegraph [AT&T]

-Robert J. Dole

-Democrats' debt

-Possible threats by administration

-Investigation

-FBI

-Typewriter



-Jack N. Anderson

-Possible leaks by the administration

-Possible break-in

-Possible leaks by the administration

-Carl B. Albert, [Thomas] Hale Boggs

-Efforts of Herbert G. Klein and Colson

-Brit Hume

-White House investigation

-Relationship with Drew Pearson

-Media coverage

-Time and Newsweek

-Stories regarding ITT

-Veracity

-Salvador Allende Gossens

-Time, Newsweek

-Influence

-Readership
The President's forthcoming speech to the Canadian Parliament

-Raymond K. Price, Jr.

-The President's possible efforts
The President's forthcoming radio speech on the Supreme Court

-Price


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 9

[Personal Returnable]

[Duration: 2m 22s ]

END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 9


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Unknown man

-Wife

-Colson’s view



-CPI
The President's activities
Administration public relations

-Polls


-Drug issue

-Meany


-Harris

-Problems

-Congress

-Media
Haldeman and Colson left at 6:24 pm.

Conversation No. 692-8
Date: March 23, 1972

Time: 6:24 pm - 6:27 pm

Location: Oval Office
The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
Briefcase

-Executive Office Building [EOB]


Rose Mary Woods entered at 6:24 pm.
Woods’s schedule

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

[Personal Returnable]

[Duration: 11s ]

END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1


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-Dinner
Sanchez and Woods left at 6:27 pm.

Conversation No. 692-9
Date: March 23, 1972

Time: 6:27 pm - 6:28 pm

Location: Oval Office
The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.

Time, Newsweek


-Allen S. Drury

-Actions


-Networks

Conversation No. 692-10
Date: March 23, 1972

Time: 6:27 pm - 6:28 pm

Location: Oval Office
The President met with an unknown man and Rose Mary Woods.

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

[Personal Returnable]



[Duration: 1m 13s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
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The President, the unknown man and Woods left at 6:28 pm.


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