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734–1
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • H. R. Haldeman
  • Clark MacGregor
  • UNKNOWN
  • Stephen B. Bull
  • Henry A. Kissinger
June 14, 1972
Conversation No. 733-12/734-1

Date: June 14, 1972
Time: 4:02 pm - 6:03 pm
Location: Oval Office

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

[Conversation No. 733-12/734-1 continued from Conversation No.733]

[A portion of the conversation was not recorded while the tape was changed]

Military service
-Conscientious objectors
-George S. McGovern’s statement
-Abraham Lincoln
-Alternative service


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Military service
-Amnesty
-The President’s view
-Definition
-Intent
-Carl Sandburg
-War Department files
-Lincoln's policy
-Civil War
-Desertion
-Emanicipation Proclamation
-Black people
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 733-12/734-1 (cont.)

-Purpose
-Conditions for amnesty

Legislation
-Social Security
-Congressional action
-Possible veto
-Override vote
-Consumer protection
-Veto
-Veterans bill
-Olin E. (“Tiger”) Teague
-Rural development bill
-Changes
-Costs

Water bill
-Possible veto
-Reasons

MacGregor left at 4:59 pm.

Forthcoming Congressional briefing on Strategic Arms and Limitation Treaty [SALT]
-Seating arrangements
-Henry A. Kissinger’s remarks
-Length
-The President’s view
-Questions and answers
-Length

Forthcoming Presidential press conference
-Ronald L. Ziegler
-Conversation with Haldeman
-Domestic issues
-Length
-Foreign policy
-Kissinger
-People's Republic of China [PRC] trip
-Questions
-Location

Lincoln's amnesty policy
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 733-12/734-1 (cont.)

-Research
-White House staff
-MacGregor
-McGovern
-Pardons
-Deserters

The President's schedule
-Florida
-Haldeman’s conversation with Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo
-Weather
-Forecast
-Personal residences
-Walker's Key, Florida
-Helicopter
-Homestead Air Force Base
-Key Biscayne

-Trip
-California
-Washington
-Camp David
-Florida
-Weather
-Camp Hoover
-Facilities
-Press conference
-Florida
-Timing
-Effect on press conference preparation
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 733-12/734-1 (cont.)

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The President’s schedule
-Florida
-John N. Mitchell
-Rebozo
-Haldeman’s view
-Martha (Beall) Mitchell
-The President’s view
-Activities
-Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
-Mitchell
-California

The President's schedule
-Rebozo
-Florida
-Weather
-Mitchell
-Robert H. Abplanalp

Veterans
-Memoranda on foreign policy
-Administration policy
-Public relations efforts
-Raymond K. Price, Jr.
-Charles W. Colson
-Edward Hallett
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Tape Subject Log
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Conv. No. 733-12/734-1 (cont.)

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John D. Ehrlichman
-Pepperdine College speech
-Robert D. Novak article

Irving Kristol's book
-Ehrlichman
-Education
-Theory
-Government's role in education
-Student loans
-Higher Education Act
-Domestic Council
-The President’s policy
-Higher Education Act
-James R. Schlesinger

Higher education
-Schlesinger
-Background
-The President’s policy
-George P. Shultz
-Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger
-Harvard
-Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT]
-Shultz
-The President’s policies
-Legislation
-Kristol book
-Government grants
-Students
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Tape Subject Log
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Conv. No. 733-12/734-1 (cont.)

-Texas Christian University and Brigham Young University

An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 4:59 pm.

Copy of Kristol book

The unknown man left at an unknown time before 6:03 pm.

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:59 pm.

Forthcoming Congressional briefing on SALT
-Folding arm chairs
-The President’s view
-General Services Administration [GSA]
-Color
-Length of briefing
-Number
-GSA
-Charlie Roger [sp?]
-Rex W. Scouten

Bull left at an unknown time before 6:03 pm.

The President's schedule
-Forthcoming Head of State dinner
-Preparation
-Effect on Congressional briefing

Busing
-Ehrlichman
-Conversation with the President
-Schedule

Press conference
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 733-12/734-1 (cont.)

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Congress
-Margaret Chase Smith
-Clement F. Haynesworth, G. Harrold Carswell
-National defense issues
-Anti-ballistic missile [ABM] treaty
-Michael J. Mansfield


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George H. Gallup Poll copies
-Kissinger
-PRC
-Soviet Union
-McGovern compared with Nixon
-Use

Unknown man entered and left at an unknown time between 4:59 and 6:03 pm.

1972 Campaign
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Tape Subject Log
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Conv. No. 733-12/734-1 (cont.)

-Maurice H. Stans
-Secret contributors
-Hugh W. Sloan, Jr.
-Number of contributors
-Collection of funds
-Reports of funds
-Expenditures

Kristol's book
-Campus riots
-Harvard
-Social relations classes
-Students for a Democratic Society [SDS]
-Occupation of student buildings
-Higher education
-University of California at Berkeley
-Background of students
-Equality of education and tuition
-Federal role in universities' tuition
-Kristol’s view
-Loans
-California
-Students
-Kristol’s view
-Subsidies
-Rebelliousness
-Kristol’s view
-Price
-Universities
-Presidents
-Professors
-Attitudes
-Presidents
-Tenured faculty
-Comparison with Post Office
-Ronald W. Reagan
-Possible reaction
-Copy from the President
-Faculty reforms
-Reagan's recommendations
-Berkeley
-Duties of faculties
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Tape Subject Log
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Conv. No. 733-12/734-1 (cont.)

-Teaching loads
-Education
-Classroom size
-Price of education
-Genetics
-Robert F. Kennedy
-Hubert H. Humphrey
-Edmund S. Muskie
-Kennedy
-Radicals in education system
-Inequality in economics
-Inequality in education system
-Administration writing style
-Daniel P. Moynihan
-Comparison with Kristol
-Ideological commitment to the administration
-White House staff
-Problems
-Franklin D. Roosevelt's staff
-Age of death
-US intervention in Southeast Asia
-Kristol’s view
-US expeditionary force to South Africa
-Apartheid
-PRC trip
-Timing
-Secretary of State
-PRC policies
-Warren E. Burger
-Soviet Union
-Liberal journalists
-South Vietnam
-Type of democratic government
-PRC
-Hugh S. Sidey
-Soviet Union
-Standards of judgment
-Patrick J. Buchanan
-The President's writing staff

Press conference
-Kissinger
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 733-12/734-1 (cont.)

-Foreign policy

The President's foreign policy
-US News and World Report article
-Circulation of article
-Ziegler
-Candidates
-Colson
-MacGregor
-PRC
-Soviet Union
-Third World
-PRC trip
-Arms control with Soviet Union

Kristol's book
-Circulation
-Reagan
-Highlights

The President's previous discussion with Burger
-National Observer
-Wall Street Journal
-A reporter
-[Forename unknown] Perry
-Biases
-Haldeman’s forthcoming conversation with Vermont C. Royster

Kissinger
-Schedule

The President talked with Kissinger at an unknown time between 4:59 and 6:05 pm.

[Conversation No. 733-12/734-1A]

Wall Street Journal
-National Observer
-Vietnam
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 733-12/734-1 (cont.)

Kissinger's schedule
-Trip
-Luis Echeverria Alvarez

[End of telephone conversation]

Head of State dinner for Echeverria
-Kissinger
-William P. Rogers
-Melvin R. Laird
-Kissinger
-Presence
-PRC trip

Ehrlichman
-Trip


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The President's schedule
-Echeverria arrival ceremony
-Weather
-Television program from Mexico

Navy
-An article by George [Surname unknown]
-Revision

Haldeman left at 6:03 pm.
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