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798–15
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Stephen B. Bull
  • Raymond K. Price
  • John D. Ehrlichman
  • H. R. Haldeman
  • Manolo Sanchez
  • David C. Hoopes
October 14, 1972
Conversation No. 798-15

Date: October 14, 1972
Time: 11:57 am - 1:27 pm
Location: Oval Office
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)


The President met with Stephen B. Bull and Raymond K. Price, Jr.

Greetings

Meeting participants
-H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
-John D. Ehrlichman
-Location

Weather

Bull left at 11:56 am.

Clothing
-Sport coats

The President's schedule
-Camp David
-Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis
-Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo
-Robert H. Abplanalp

Ehrlichman entered at 11:57 am.

Speeches
-Foreign policy
-Vietnam

Haldeman entered at 11:58 am.

Manolo Sanchez entered at 11:58 am.

Refreshments

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:26 pm.

Foreign policy speech
-Foreign Affairs article by the President, 1967
-Vietnam
-Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China [PRC], Middle East, Europe
-Conference of European Security and Cooperation
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] II
-US-Soviet Union trade agreement
-Vietnam
-Peking, Moscow initiatives
-Henry A. Kissinger's schedule
-Proposed timing of speech
-Possibility of change in events
-George S. McGovern
-Foreign affairs handling
-Timing
-Kissinger’s schedule
-October 29, 1972

Radio speeches
-Philosophy of government
-Paternalism
-Tone
-Spending ceiling
-Crime and drug abuse
-Non-partisan tone
-Crime and drug abuse
-Uplifting subject matter
-The President’s trip to Atlanta
-Programs for next four years
-Press relations
-Spending
-Public expectations
-Philosophy of government
-Paternalism
-New American Majority speech
-Timing
-Sunday newspapers
-News value
-Veterans
-American farmer
-Small town
-Hannibal, Missouri
-Busing
-Education
-Clark MacGregor
-Aid to parochial schools
-McGovern
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Lobby
-National Education Association [NEA]
-Finances
-Property taxes
-Property taxes
-Tax reform
-Aid for the elderly
-Timing
-1972 election
-Congressional adjournment
-News value
-Spending ceiling
-Fiscal dividend
-Federal bureaucracy restraint
-Milton Friedman
-Herbert Stein
-George P. Shultz
-Inflation
-American farmer
-The President's trip to Ohio
-Importance
-Bryce Harlow
-John C. Whitaker
-Veterans
-Property taxes
-Elderly
-Personal subsidy
-Timing
-Inflation
-Costs
-Debt, Social Security, wages
-Crime
-Paternalism
-Tax reform
-Veterans
-Copy of draft on taxes
-Lewis A. Engman
-Shultz, Stein
-Decision by the President
-Property tax
-Value Added Tax [VAT]
-Property taxes
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations [ACIR]
-Neil H. McElroy Commission
-ACIR
-Education financing
-McGovern
-Federal government expansion
-Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW], Social Security
Administration [SSA], government payrolls
-Appropriations
-Wilbur D. Mills
-Shultz
-Tax reductions
-1969
-Fiscal dividend
-Engman and Shultz
-William F. Safire
-Foreign policy
-“Look to the future”
-Safire
-Economic topics
-Los Angeles
-Urban affairs draft
-“Look to the future”
-Item for the weekend newspapers
-Foreign policy
-Ohio
-American farmer
-Newsworthiness
-Foreign policy
-Crime and drug abuse
-Timing
-Football, Meet the Press
-World Series
-Church


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Radio speeches
-Crime and drug abuse
-Timing
-World Series
-Ratings
-American farmer
-Vietnam veterans
-Timing
-Press coverage
-Amnesty
-Strong US
-Volunteer armed forces
-Respect
-Law enforcement
-Law enforcement officials
-Crime and drug abuse
-[Frank J. Tummillo]
-Drug dealing
-Mafia
-Medals for law enforcement officials
-Tummillo
-Congressional Medal of Honor
-Medal of Freedom
-Presidential medal
-Freedom
-The President’s Laredo, Texas speech
-Symbolism
-Previous visit to the White House
-Citizens Medal
-J. Edgar Hoover
-Treasury Department
-Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]
-Comparison to Vietnam combat medals
-Tummillo
-Citizens Medal
-Conversation with the President
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-Fordham University
-New York
-Philadelphia
-Treasury Department
-Citizens Medal
Congressional Medal of Honor
-American farmer
-Education
-Timing
-American dream
-California delivery
-Foreign policy
-Kissinger's office
-Lee W. Huebner
-Draft
-Style
-American farmer and Veterans speeches
-Significance
-Tax
-Timing
-Education
-Equal opportunity
-Work ethic, job training, women
-1972 election issues
-Safire
-The President’s nomination acceptance speech
-Controversy
-McGovern
-John B. Connally
-Tone
-The President’s instructions on speeches
-Equal opportunities
-Education
-Urban affairs
-Government responsiveness
-Revenue sharing
-Great Society programs
-New Federalism
-Draft for Ehrlichman
-Crime
-Washington, DC
-Address on Crime and Drug Abuse
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Welfare rights
-Arrests
-Democrats for Nixon
-Ehrlichman’s draft
-Equal opportunity
-Education
-Harvard University urbanologists
-Revenue sharing
-John V. Lindsay
-Quality of life
-1970 State of the Union address
-Environment
-Water bill veto
-Press relations
-McGovern
-Position
-Staff paper
-One subject approach
-Timing
-1972 campaign conclusion
-Length
-Disclaimer
-The President's office in Camp David
-Address on Crime and Drug Abuse

1972 campaign
-The President's schedule
-Congress
-Consideration of bills passed
-Number
-Radio addresses
-New York
-Timing of announcement
-Regions to be covered
-Congressional relations
-Speech schedule
-Action on bills
-Tax increase
-The President’s consultations with Domestic Council, William E.
Timmons, Congressional leaders

Revenue sharing signing ceremony
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Timing
-Wires
-Philadelphia
-Demonstrators
-Democrats
-Independence Hall
-House of Representatives hall
-Advantages
-Frank L. Rizzo
-Philadelphia City Hall
-Security
-Rizzo
-Milton J. Shapp
-Invitation
-Reception for the President
-Rizzo
-Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
-Possible appearance
-Mayors wives
-[Unknown person]
-Wilmer D. Mizell [?]
-[Unknown person]
-Tampa [Dick A. Greco, Jr.]
-Connally’s statement
-Monterrey, California
-Democrat Mayors for Nixon
-Independence Hall
-Shapp
-Hecklers
-Motorcade
-Invitees
-Carpenters Hall
-Senate, House of Representatives
-Legislation's cosponsors
-Mills
-Huey Long
-Russell B. Long
-Timing
-Television coverage
-Rizzo
-Crowd control
-Police involvement
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(rev. Nov-03)

-Blacks
-Shapp
-Editorials
-Independence Hall
-Courtyard
-Hecklers
-Liberty Bell
-Receiving line
-Declaration of Independence
-Signing of the Constitution
-Rizzo’s appeal to the President
-Rizzo
-R. Sargent hriver anecdote
-Allegation
-Unknown woman
-Channel 3 Westinghouse [KYW-TV]
-Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.
-Housing commissioner position
-Press relations
-Independence Hall
-Upcoming telephone call from Ehrlichman to Rizzo
-Announcement
-Invitation to the President
-Telephone call from Rizzo to the President

1972 campaign
-The President’s schedule
-Bills

Speeches
-Work ethic
-American working men
-Labor Day
-Ehrlichman’s view
-The President's decision making
-Price’s staffer’s suggestion
Television [TV]
Oval Office
-McGovern
-Oval Office
-TV
-Comparison with radio speeches from Camp David office
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(rev. Nov-03)

-Renewal of American spirit
-Urban affairs
-American farm
-Murray Weidenbaum
-Speech
-Bringing the nation together
-St. Louis, Missouri

International relations
-The President’s accomplishments
-Vietnam war
-Recent visitor’s comment
-Japan–PRC relations
-The President’s trip the PRC
-PRC–Soviet Union initiatives
-North Korea-South Korea relations
-Romanians, Poles
-Czechoslovakia
-Potential of war
-India, Pakistan
-Jews
-Arabs
-Communism
-Soviet Union, PRC
-Vietnam, Korea

The President's philosophy of differences
-Old, young
-Men, women
-Blacks, whites
-Gen. Walter R. Tkach, doctors from the PRC
-World leaders
-Chou En-Lai, the President
-Leonid I. Brezhnev, the President
-The President's 1967 Foreign Affairs article
-The President's approach contrasted with McGovern's
-Soviet Union
-Interests
-College campuses
-Jobs
-Faculties
-The President's philosophy of differences
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(rev. Nov-03)

-The Great Society
-Civil War
-Blacks
-White Southerners
-White Northerners
-Commonality of interest
-Economics
-Harry S. Ashmore quote

The South
-Southern strategy
-Lyndon B. Johnson
-The President’s education
-Gen. William T. Sherman
-Gone With the Wind
-March on Atlanta
-Reconstruction
-Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
-Sherman
-Edwin Stanton
-Southern pride
-Northerners
-Linwood Holton
-Donald H. Rumsfeld
-Sidwell Friends School
-Black quota
-Whittier College
-Sensitivity of Southerners
-Unknown woman
-Comment to the President
-Southern strategy
-Appointment of judges
-Busing
-Politicians
-Richard B. Russell
-John C. Stennis
-Long
-Jacob Javits
-Democrats
-George C. Wallace
-Connally
-The President
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Race
-Defense issue
-McGovern
-Supporters
-Lifestyle
-Morality, patriotism
-Race
-Michigan
-Alabama
-Schools
-Desegregation
-Taxes on private schools
-Respect for the law, Presidency
-Labor
-George Meany, Shultz
-Edward R.G. Heath
-Conversations with the British, 1970
-Comparison with British
-Sir Anthony Barber
-Wage and price controls
-Labor unions
-Arthur F. Burns
-Meany
-Public opinion
-Meany
-McGovern
-Popularity
-Patriotism

Speeches
-Themes
-The American spirit
-New American Majority
-The President’s trip to Atlanta
-Franklin D. Roosevelt's coalition
-South, North
-City bosses, intellectuals
-Labor, wealthy
-Group appeal
-Italian-Americans, Polish-Americans, Southerners
-Midwesterners
-The President’s parents
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(rev. Nov-03)

-Far Westerners, Upper New Yorkers
-Basic American values
-Patriotism
-Moral, spiritual values
-Permissiveness
-Work ethic
-Welfare
-The South
-Regional meeting
-Vietnam war
-The President’s November 3, 1969 speech
-Cambodia
-May 8, 1972 military action
-Universities
-Compared with other areas of support
-National defense
-Ethnics, mountain, farm areas
-Educated suburban areas
-Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago
-May 8, 1972 action
-Establishment reaction
-Business community
-Stock Market
-Educators, college presidents
-Media
-Sources of support for the President
-View of elites
-South, ethics, labor, farmers, cattlemen
-San Diego, Orange County
-Foreign policy
-Robert Teeter
-Evanston, Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia
-Catholic vote
-Abortion issue
-South
-Racism
-Priority of issues
-Patriotism
-Morality
-Religion
-Material issues
-Taxes
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(rev. Nov-03)

-Prices
-McGovern
-Welfare proposal
-Wages
-Labor
-Business

David C. Hoopes entered at 1:26 pm.

The President’s schedule
-Congressional adjournment
-Conference
-Debt ceiling bill
-Timmons’s view
-Timmons's telephone calls

Price, Ehrlichman, Haldeman, and Hoopes left at 1:27 pm.
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