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366–6
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Charles W. Colson
  • Stephen B. Bull
  • Manolo Sanchez
  • H. R. Haldeman
  • Henry A. Kissinger
  • Alexander M. Haig
October 12, 1972
Conversation No. 366-6
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Date: October 12, 1972
Time: 6:10 pm - 8:46 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with Charles W. Colson.

The President's trip to Atlanta
-Crowd size
-Washington Star
-H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
-Television [TV] coverage

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 6:10 pm.

The President’s schedule
-Henry A. Kissinger
-Dr. W. Kenneth Riland
-Haldeman

Bull left at an unknown time before 7:00 pm.

-Atlanta
-The President’s speech
-Southern strategy
-Issues
-Busing
-Michigan
-Compared to Alabama
-Education quality

-National defense, peace with honor
-Progress
-Revenue sharing
-Prosperity
-Prices, taxes
-Character
-[Hannah (Milhous) Nixon]
-Indiana
-[Frank Nixon]
-Ohio
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-Italian Americans
-Speech writers
-Opportunity
-[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson
-Vietnam
-Richard B. Russell
-Wilson
-[Constitution] Hall
-1912
-Peace, hope, opportunity
-Busing
-George Meany
-Home buyers
-Schools

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 6:10 pm.


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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 7:00 pm.


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1972 campaign
-Vietnam War
-George S. McGovern’s October 10, 1972 speech
-Reaction
-Meany

Sanchez [?] entered at an unknown time after 6:10 pm.
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Refreshment

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 7:00 pm.

1972 campaign
-Vietnam War
-Meany
-Antiwar demonstrators
-Louis P. Harris
-McGovern
-Tone
-Staff
-Republicans, labor
-James B. (“Scotty”) Reston, Joseph C. Kraft
-Union College, Massachusetts speech
-Tone
-The President's conversation with H.R. Haldeman
-McGovern’s press relations
-Frank F. Mankiewicz
-Barry M. Goldwater
-Walter W. Jenkins, Robert D. (“Bobby”) Baker
-Alger Hiss
-Washington Post

Press relations
-Washington Post building dedication
-William P. Rogers
-Acceptance of invitation
-The President’s conversation with Haldeman
-Speech
-Tone
-Kenneth W. Clawson


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
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[Duration: 2m 37s ]
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National Welfare Rights Organization [NWRO]
-Demonstration
-Democrats for Nixon
-Support for McGovern
-Welfare advertisements
-News coverage
-TV networks, wire services
-Democrats for Nixon
-Arrests
-Blacks
-McGovern’s welfare proposal

Press relations
-Watergate
-Washington Post story
-Administration response
-McGovern
-NWRO demonstration
-TV networks
-Walter L. Cronkite, Jr.
-Washington Post, New York Times
-TV networks
-Labor
-New York Times story
-Phillip Shabecoff
-Democrats
-Mood
-Headquarters

The President's background
-South
-Education
-The President’s Atlanta speech
-Southern strategy
-Whittier College, Duke University
-Study of history
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-Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Gen. Robert E. Lee, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston,
Gen. Thomas (\"Stonewall\") Jackson
-Bill Perdue
-Macon, Georgia
-Relations with labor leaders
-Compared to McGovern

1972 campaign
-McGovern’s image
-New York Times story
-Issues
-Hardhats
-Amnesty, morality, marijuana, permissiveness, lifestyle
-The President’s recent breakfast meeting
-Revenue sharing, education, health
-Marijuana
-Raymond K. Price, Jr.
-California vote
-Price
-Penalties
-Legalization
-Alcohol
-California
-Poll
-Price’s view
-Youth
-White House staff
-Kissinger’s schedule
-South, Italian Americans
-Issues
-Establishment
-Time, Newsweek, Life, New York Times, Columbia Broadcasting System
[CBS], American Broadcasting System [ABC], National Broadcasting
Company [NBC], Washington Post
-Goldwater
-Compared to the President
-The President's foreign policy accomplishments
-Meany’s view of US relations with the People's Republic of China
[PRC], Soviet Union
-Richard A. Moore
-Compared with Goldwater’s view
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-National mood
-Compared to 1964
-Labor
-Colson’s correspondence
-Unknown person
-Meany
-National defense, amnesty, abortion
-Permissiveness issue
-South
-Midwest
-Ohio
-West
-Denver
-Morality
-McGovern
-The President’s view
-Foreign policy
-Establishment efforts
-Cambodia
-The President’s November 3, 1969 speech
-Demonstrators
-Cambodia, Kent State University
-Public reaction
-Media
-Daniel Yankelovich
-The President’s May 8, 1972 decision
-Issues in 1968, 1964
-Moore, Ronald L. Ziegler, John D. Ehrlichman
-The press

Haldeman entered at an unknown time after 6:10 pm.

-South
-Press
-Moore, John D. Ehrlichman, Ronald L. Ziegler
-Morality
-The President’s Atlanta speech
-Response
-McGovern
-Supporters
-Permissiveness
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-The President’s view
-Charges of corruption against the President's
administration

Polls
-Colson’s recent conversation with Albert D. Sindlinger, George H. Gallup
-Effect of McGovern’s Vietnam speech
-Prisoners of war [POWs]
-George H. Gallup
-Communist government in South Vietnam
-Washington Post story


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NWRO demonstration
-Democrats for Nixon
-News coverage
-Arrests

Washington, DC jail takeover
-Conditions
-“Strike”

Blacks
-Possible percentage voting for the President
-Hippies
-The President’s recent trip to Atlanta
-Stanley S. Scott
-Wire story
-Teacher
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-School children


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Kissinger and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. entered at 7:05 pm.

Greetings

Colson left at 7:05 pm.


US-Soviet Union maritime treaty
-Kissinger’s conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
-Paul Hall

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 7:05 pm.

Dinner
-Order

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 8:46 pm.

Vietnam negotiations
-Kissinger’s conversation with the press
-Marvin L. Kalb
-Settlement
-Timing
-Nguyen Van Thieu
-Kissinger’s proposed schedule
-Paris, Saigon, Hanoi
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-Quality
-Thieu’s possible reaction
-Possible cease-fire
-French consulate
-Surface to air missile [SAM] hit
-US public opinion
-Military action
-The President’s view
-George Meany
-Support
-New York Times, Washington Post
-Settlement
-Dates
-Cease-fire
-October 30 or 31, 1972
-Withdrawal of troops
-Provisions for military aid to South Vietnam
-McGovern’s Vietnam speech
-Effect
-Negotiating session
-Length of time
-Type of settlement
-Honor
-US withdrawal
-PRC
-Haig’s view
-Honor
-Thieu
-Kissinger’s schedule
-Thieu
-Gen. William C. Westmoreland
-Haldeman
-Instructions to Haig
-Winston S. Churchill
-Military provisions
-Military aid
-Le Duc Tho
-POWs
-Replacements
-POWs
-January 5, 1973
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-Laos, Cambodia
-Missing in action [MIAs]
-Prisoners in South Vietnam
-Thieu
-Viet Cong [VC]
-Negotiation session
-Duration
-Wording
-Thieu
-VC

Sanchez [?] entered at an unknown time after 7:05 pm.

Refreshment

Sanchez [?] left at an unknown time before 8:46 pm.

Vietnam negotiations
-Political provisions
-Thieu
-Tenure
-National Council for National Reconciliation and Concord [NCNRC]
-Cease-fire
-Administrative structure
-POW release
-Possible continuation of war
-North Vietnam
-PRC relations
-US relations
-Reparations
-Economic assistance
-PRC
-The President’s May 28, 1969 message
-Five year program
-International control
-World War II
-Germans, Japanese
-North Vietnam
-Interview with the President
-Reunification of Vietnam
-International commission [of control and supervision]
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-Cambodia, Laos
-McGovern’s recent speech
-Use of base areas
-Foreign military activities, personnel, materials
-Deal not for publication
-Negotiations
-The President’s schedule
-Atlanta
-The President’s May 8, 1972 proposal
-Thieu
-Messages from the President
-Thieu’s position
-Handling
-Possible meetings
-Adm. John S. McCain, Jr., Westmoreland
-Tenure
-Journalists, experts’ view
-1972 election
-Possible impact
-Xuan Thuy
-Management job
-Soviet Union, PRC
-Corruption
-Peace with honor
-South Vietnam
-Thieu
-1972 election
-Bombing
-Xuan Thuy
-Thieu
-Kissinger’s schedule
-Paris
-Saigon-Hanoi-Saigon
-[Wine]
-Napa Valley
-Le Duc Tho
-[Toast]
-US efforts
-New York Times, Washington Post
-Kissinger’s schedule
-Haig
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-Thieu
-October 13, 1972
-William P. Rogers, Melvin R. Laird

Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 7:05 pm.

-Sanchez’s view

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 8:46 pm.

-The President’s May 8, 1972 decision
-North Vietnam
-Soviet Union, PRC
-Berlin agreement
-Rogers
-Kissinger’s schedule
-Xuan Thuy
-Role
-Kissinger’s schedule
-Hanoi, Saigon
-The President’s schedule
-Hawaii
-New York
-Ohio
-Peace with honor
-POWs
-1972 election
-Cease-fire
-Thieu
-McGovern
-Thieu
-1972 election
-Possible leak
-Le Duc Tho
-Settlement terms
-POWs
-Reparations
-Thieu
-Joseph W. Alsop

The President left and entered at an unknown time before 8:46 pm.
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-Kissinger’s schedule
-William L. Sullivan
-U. Alexis Johnson
-Rogers
-Saigon
-Johnson
-The President’s May 8, 1972 decision
-Bombing, mining
-Soviet Union reaction
-1972 election
-Second term
-Jewish propaganda
-Leningrad, Stalingrad
-Lyndon B. Johnson
-Conduct of war
-Prisoners in South Vietnam jails
-Westmoreland
-Haig
-Laos, Cambodia
-Bombing halt
-McGovern
-Texts
-Kissinger’s schedule
-Hanoi
-Saigon
-Hawaii
-Bombing
-Cease-fire
-1972 election
-Kissinger’s schedule
-Paris

Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 7:05 pm.

Instruction

The President, Haldeman, Kissinger, Haig and Sanchez left at 8:46 pm.
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