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455–1
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • H. R. Haldeman
  • Alexander P. Butterfield
  • Manolo Sanchez
February 22, 1971
Conversation No. 455-1

Date: February 22, 1971
Time: 9:15 am - 10:09 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Alexander P. Butterfield

Letter to Fred J. Russell
-Possible meeting with the President
-John D. Ehrlichman

Public relations
-Black artists’ exhibit
-Constance M. (Cornell) (“Connie”) Stuart
-News coverage
-Ronald L. Ziegler
-Laos briefing
-Need for coordination
-Butterfield’s role
-Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] wives
-Thelma C. (Ryan) (“Pat”) Nixon’s schedule
-Reception for blacks
-White House press corps
-Ziegler
-Negro History Week
-Black publications
-Butterfield’s role
-Dwight L. Chapin
-Stuart
-Forthcoming messages
-Education
-Timing
-Revenue sharing
-Law Enforcement Assistance Administration [LEAA]
-Education
-Possible television statement by the President
-Consumers
-President’s view

Butterfield left at 9:27 am
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-Press coverage of the President
-Time magazine
-Helen A. Thomas’ story
-Manolo and Fina Sanchez
-Anecdotes

Public relations
-Butterfield Conv. No. 455-1 (cont.)
-Role
-Scheduling
-Ziegler
-Mrs. Nixon’s schedule
-Forthcoming events
-President’s schedule
-Coordination
-Radio talk
-Radio versus television
-Henry A. Kissinger’s role
-William L. Safire
-Preparation
-Timing
-Media coverage

President’s schedule
-Briefing of businessmen
-Possible photo opportunity with the President
-Open hour
-Clay T. (“Tom”) Whitehead
-David Packard
-Paul W. McCracken
-Ken Downing [?]
-Peter M. Flanigan’s role
-Haakon I. Romnes
-Milledge A. Hart
-Harold S. Geneen
-Robert W. Galvin
-Patrick E. Haggerty
-Samuel E. Wyly
-Meeting with the President
-Rationale
-Previous meetings
-Content
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-Federal Executive Board
-Forthcoming meeting
-Participants
-Possible Presidential meeting
-Donald H. Rumsfeld
-Briefing paper
-Style
-George P. Shultz Conv. No. 455-1 (cont.)
-Timing
-Prime Minister of Malaysia’s meeting with the President
-Department of State
-Rationale
-Visit to Iowa
-John C. Whitaker
-Speech
-Schedule
-Preparation
-Administration policies
-Revenue sharing
-Rural growth
-Agriculture
-Schedule

Personnel
-Agriculture policy
-Whitaker
-Clarence D. Palmby
-Murray Spitzer
-President’s view
-Need for public relations skills
-Robert J. Brown
-Spitzer
-Palmby
-Spitzer
-Joseph E. Parker
-Cotton Lobby
-Congress
-Bryce N. Harlow
-Unknown dividend

President’s schedule
-Central Treaty Organization [CENTO] Secretary visit
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-William P. Rogers
-Scheduling conflict
-Foreign policy speech
-Press conference
-Domestic policy trip
-Buffalo, Syracuse, and Rochester
-Trip to Florida
-[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II’s graduation Conv. No. 455-1 (cont.)
-Julie Nixon Eisenhower
-Mrs. Nixon’s schedule
-Congressional wives
-”Teas”
-Format
-Basis for attendance
-Entertainment
-Issues
-Revenue sharing
-Portrait photos of the President
-Herbert J. (“Jackie”) Gleason visit
-Press coverage
-VFW and American Legion conventions
-Al Chamie
-Pros and cons
-Chamie
-Meeting with the President
-Presidential note for Harriet Elam
-Shelley A. Scarney

Public relations
-Harry S. Dent
-Letters to editors and columnists
-Responsibility
-Herbert G. Klein
-Crosby S. Noyes
-Jeb Stuart Magruder
-President
-Wall Street Journal article
-Christian Science Monitor
-Agnes Waldron

Haldeman’s conversation with Arthur F. Burns
-News story
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-Accuracy
-Use of White House staff
-Shultz
-Burns’ earlier remarks
-News story
-Effect on President
-Effect on economic policy
Conv. No. 455-1 (cont.)
Press coverage
-Joseph J. Sisco
-Briefing
-Rumsfeld
-Ehrlichman
-Young Republicans meeting
-President’s policy
-Paul N. (“Pete”) McCloskey, Jr.
-Action by Young Republicans
-Coverage by media
-Ehrlichman
-Lawrence F. O’Brien
-Rogers

Ronald W. Reagan
-Person on White House staff to call
-Ehrlichman and the Vice President

Media
-Press coverage
-Safire
-Richard [?] Wilson
-Office press conference
-Analysis
-Kissinger’s views
-Possible Presidential press conference
-Foreign policy report to Congress
-President’s view
-Safire’s views
-Talk on narcotics on educational television
-”Fireside chat”
-Technical aspects
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Laos
-Press reaction
-Washington Post
-New York Times
-Thomas Grey (“Tom”) Wicker
-Editorial content

Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 9:15 am Conv. No. 455-1 (cont.)

Use of marijuana
-Narcotics
-Time magazine

Haldeman and Sanchez left at 10:09 am
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