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Hours: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 5pm

Date: June 12, 1973

Time: 3:05 pm – 4:49 pm

Location: Oval Office

The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

Spiro T. Agnew’s schedule

Flowers John D. Ehrlichman’s letter to President, June 11, 1973

-Contents

-Reference to Haig

-Confidentiality

-Watergate

-Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.

-Possible resignation

An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 3:05 pm.

Vietnam negotiations

-Message to Saigon

-Timing

-Translation

-Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft

The unknown man left at an unknown time before 3:15 pm.

[Pause]

Watergate

-Leonard Garment

-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman’s and Ehrlichman’s views

-Possible leaks

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-White House

-Judgment

-Haig’s views

-Loyalty

White House staff

-Agnew

-Bryce N. Harlow

-Criticism of Agnew

-George P. Shultz

-William E. Simon

-Roy L. Ash

-Future of Administration

-Cole

-Possible resignation

-Melvin R. Laird

-Haig’s role

-President’s schedule

-President’s role

-Ehrlichman

-Possible motivation

-Institutions

-Change

-Energy policy

-John B. Connally

-Laird

-Elliot L. Richardson

-White House staff morale

-Haig’s staff

-Laird

-Harlow

-Ash

-Shultz

-Duties

-Possible resignation

-Connally

-Laird

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-Connally

-Briefings

-Relationship with President

-William P. Clements, Jr.

-Conversation with Haig, June 12, 1973

-Conversation with Connally, June 11, 1973

-Connally

-Role in administration

-Reorganization

-Institutions

-Change

-Energy

-[Charles J. DiBona]

-Staff

-Relations with Simon

-Simon

-Ehrlichman’s letter

-President’s assessment

-Laird

-Staff roles

-Recent press conference

-Haig’s conversation with Laird

-Tone

-Team building

-Richardson

-Conversation with Haig

-Tone

-Garment

-Contacts with press

-Ehrlichman’s view

-Unknown source

-Judgment

-Haig’s view

-Loyalty

-Richardson

-Haig’s forthcoming conversation with J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr.

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Shultz, Ash, Herbert Stein, Connally, and John T. Dunlop entered at 3:15 pm.

Vietnam negotiations

-Communiqué

-Saigon

-Timing

-June 13, 1973

-Saigon

-December 1972

-January 1973

-Henry A. Kissinger’s schedule

-Paris

-Saigon

-Nguyen Van Thieu

-Message from President

-Number

-Terms

-January 27, 1973 agreement

-Strengthening

-Infiltration

-Loas, Cambodia

-Kissinger’s efforts

-North Vietnam

-Thieu

-North Vietnam’s position

-US position

-Scowcroft

-Bilateralism

-US public opinion

-Prisoners of war [POWs]

-End of war

Cambodia

-People’s Republic of China [PRC] negotiations

-Timing

-Bombing

-Haig’s conversation with Gen. John W. Vogt, Jr. June 12, 1973

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-Military situation

-Compared to 90 and 60 days ago

-Political aspects

-Funding

-Duration

-Communiqué

-Effect on congressional leaders

Laos

-Military situation

-Infiltration

South Vietnam

Vietnam negotiations

-Communiqué

-North Vietnamese, South Vietnamese positions

-Leonid I. Brezhnev visit

-Congress

-Aid to South Vietnamese, North Vietnamese

-Thieu

-President’s efforts

-Missing in Action [MIA]

-Kissinger’s schedule

-Paris

-Time difference

-US Response

-Effect of congressional action

-Cambodian bombing

-Progress

-Peace with honor

-South Vietnamese position

-Trade

-North Vietnamese position

-Soviet Union, PRC relations with US

President’s schedule

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-Brezhnev visit

-Agreements

-Sensitivity

-Trade

-Outlook

-Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] II

-Principles

-Offensive weapons

National economy

-Presidential address

-Price freezes

-Possible freeze

-Post freeze program

-President’s forthcoming speech

-President’s recent conversation with Raymond K. Price, Jr.

-Possible price freeze

-Wages

-Exclusion from rigid controls

-Condition

-Settlements

-Phase III

-Export license regulations

-Possible congressional action

-Public law [PL] 480

-Agricultural products

-Trading with the enemy act

-Deletion

-Phase IV

-Standards

-Possible price freeze

-Gasoline, food prices

-Ceilings

-Enforcement

-Briefings

-Internal Revenue Service [IRS]

-Meat

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-Recent letter from William D. Farr

-September 1973

-1974

-Meat

-Worcestershire sauce, mustard

-Price ceilings

-Post freeze action

-60 days

-Cost of Living Council [COLC]

-President’s experience with Office of Price Administration [OPA]

-P-3, P-5 wage scale

-Price controls

-Grocery stores

-Bureaucracy

-Food

-Lettuce

-Current status

-Strawberries, produce, meats, butter, eggs

-Nutmeg, spices

-Implementation

-Connally’s view

-Companies

-Number

-Sears-Roebuck

-Butter

-Ceilings

-Adjustments

-Duration

-Food czar

-Post freeze action

-Butter surplus

-Secretary of Agriculture

-Price support

-Pending agricultural legislation

-Farm Bill

-Food and gasoline prices

-Tone

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-Farm legislation

-Export controls

-Future policy

-Political difficulty

-Agricultural legislation

-Possible changes

-Farm organizations

-Milk producers

-Co-operatives [Co-ops], associations

-Meat, vegetables

-General Motors Corporation [GM], American

Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial

Organizations [AFL-CIO]

-Price controls

-Senate bill

-House Committee

-Possible veto

-President’s recent meeting with Congressional leaders

-Gerald R. Ford

-Milton R. Young

-Henry L. Bellmon

-Possible price freeze

-Food and gasoline prices

-Stabilization

-Administration spokesman

-Inflation

-Control

-Supply and production

-Export controls

-Price ceilings

-Farm legislation

-Foreign exports

-Bread

-Tax on wheat

-Pending legislation

-Administration’s position

-Cost

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-Four year period

-Department of Agriculture

-Announcement

-Effect on budget

-Full employment

-Donald H. Rumsfeld quote

-Bread

-Symbolic importance

-Price

-Tax on wheat

-Pending farm legislation

-President’s program

-Public support

-Possible price freeze

-Food and gasoline prices

-Stabilization

-Possible Congressional support

-John L. McClellan, John Young, John C. Stennis, George H. Mahon,

William R. Poage, James O. Eastland, J. William Fulbright, Wilbur D.

Mills, Robert J. Dole

-Timing

-Farm legislation

-Dairies

-Congressional vote

-60-day freeze

-Possible veto

-Possible changes

-Earl L. Butz

-Dairy price support

-Butter

-Possible veto

-Re-evaluation of existing legislation

-Surpluses compared to shortages

-Possible veto

-Democrats in House of Representatives

-President’s recent leadership meeting

-Poage

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-City Democrats

-Minimum wage bill

Vetoes

-Congressional relations

-Strategies in face of possible override

-President’s recent conversation with Ash

-Spending

-1969 tax bill

-Media interpretation

-Harlow, Timmons, Laird

-Congressional leaders

-Ford, Hugh Scott

-Connally’s view

-Compromise

-Veterans’ bill

-Education bill

-Agriculture bills

-Minimum wage bill

-Possible vetoes

National economy

-Possible freeze

-Phase IV

-Food and gasoline price stabilization, ceiling

-Necessity

-Use of term “stabilize”

-President’s recent conversation with Price

-Price controls

-Purpose

-Management

-Duration

-Points

-Briefing paper

-Price

-President’s and Frank Nixon’s experience

-Property

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-Compared to Connally’s ranch

-Lemon orchard

-Southern California

-Oil fields

-Grocery store

-Donkey allusion

-Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals [SPCA]

-Quaker

-President’s program

-Public attention

-Goal

-Post freeze program

-Phase III

-Gasoline

-60-day price freeze

-President’s activities

-President’s conversation with Price

-Public appearances

-Campaign

-Timing

-Radio talks

-Newspapers

-Possible Cabinet speeches

-Public relations

-Government action

-Post freeze program

-Least permanent program

-Possible Congressional action

-Television [TV] [Watergate hearings]

-Spending, trade bill, tariff

-Goals

-Farm legislation

-Pending minimum wage legislation

-Possible veto

-Possible Congressional actions

-George Meany’s views

-Timmons

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-90-day price freeze

-Phase II

-Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield’s statement

-Agriculture and minimum wage bills

-Effect on prices

-Budget

-President’s program

-Leadership

-Possible Congressional response

Congressional relations

-Farm legislation

-Prospects

-Approach

-Peanut lobby

-Effect on southern supporters

-Butz’s views

Connally’s schedule

-Departure

National economy

-President’s program

-Connally’s assessment

-Food prices

-John B. Connally and Idanell (Brill) (“Nellie”) Connally

Connally’s schedule

-Cabinet and leadership meetings

National economy

-President’s program

-Public relations

-Leaks

-Shultz and Connally

-Compared to advisors program

-Options

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Connally

-Schedule

-Cabinet meeting

-Role in administration

-Cabinet, leadership meetings

-Brezhnev dinner

-Advisement

-Shultz’s, Stein’s, and Laird’s roles

-Laird

-Military

-Schedule

-Preferences

Connally left at 4:26 pm.

National economy

-Farm legislation

-Administration position

-Lack of statement

-Effect of possible veto

-Sustenance

-Prior legislation

-Cotton

-Cotton

-Butz’s views

-Working style

-Clifford M. Hardin

-Previous bill

-President’s telephone call to Allen J. Ellender

-Possible Domestic Council action

-Stein

-Laird’s role

-Congressional experience

-Butz

-Possible veto

-Compared to minimum wage legislation

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-Peter J. Brennan

-Views of Food Advisory Committee

-Dissemination

-Post freeze program

-Phase III

-Compared to gasoline, food

-Companies

-Number

-Pre-notification

-Implementation

-Possible price freeze

-Duration

-January 10, 1974

-Expansion of number of companies

-Price standards

-Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies

-Mandatory nature

-Accounting and legal aspects

-Briefing

-Duration

-Post freeze program

-Congressional relations

-Wages

-Pre-notification

-President’s conversation with Frank E. Fitzsimmons, June 11, 1973

-Fitzsimmons

-Brennan

-Meany

-Contract

-President’s meeting with Labor-Management Committee, June 11, 1973

-Value

-Possible responses

-Paul Hall

-Fitzsimmons

-Possible price freeze

-Labor leaders

-Wages

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-Businessmen

-Phase II

-Fitzsimmons

-Hall

-Seafarers union

-Phase II

-Compared to post freeze program

-Price commission

-Food and gasoline prices

-Compared to Phase III

-Pre-notification

-Business community

-Labor

-Wages

-Phase III

-Possible price freeze

-Food and gasoline prices

-Scott’s poll of Republicans, June 12, 1973

-Democrats’ position

-Public relations [PR]

-President’s forthcoming radio talks

-Timing

-Media coverage

-Topics

-Budget, trade, taxes, food prices, energy

-Aid to Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT], and Harvard

Shultz’s schedule

-Honorary degree

-Princeton University

-Controversy

-Shultz’s reception

-Standing ovation

-Campus situation compared to Cambodia invasion and May 8 bombings

Stein

-Education

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-Williams College, University of Chicago

Dunlop

-Education

-University of California, Berkeley

Edward W. Carter

-Broadway-Hale stores

-Possible conversation with Shultz

-University of California chancellor

-Shrewdness

National economy

-President’s program

-President’s conversation with Leslie C. Arends on debt limits, budget deficits

-Media criticism concerning administration’s policies

-Hobart Rowen, Washington Post

-1972

-Inflation

-Spending

-Pace

-Public sector

-President’s program

President’s schedule

-Brezhnev

Camp David

-President’s trip to California

-Invitations to staff

-Shultz’s schedule

-Pool

-Pool and sauna

-Aspen Lodge

-Brezhnev

-Red Oak, Birch, Dogwood, and Maple Lodges

-Birch Lodge

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-Brezhnev

-Anatoliy F. Dobrynin

-Bugging

Secret Service

-Hotel

-Bugs

-Discovery

Stein, Ash, and Dunlop left at 4:48 pm.

Forthcoming Brezhnev visit

-Dinners

-Cabinet

-Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense

-Embassy

-Van Cliburn

-Cabinet

-Blair House reception

-Attorney General [?]’s request

-Businessmen

-Cabinet

-Harry S. Dent

-Butz

-State Department

Shultz and Haig left at 4:49 pm.