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Start Date: Thursday, September 16, 1971 5:45 PM

End Date: Thursday, September 16, 1971 6:10 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:21:36

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:45:56

278a.mp3

278b.mp3

NARA Description:

On September 16, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 1:45 pm to 2:10 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 278-066 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 278-66

Date: September 16, 1971
Time: 1:45 pm - 2:10 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

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

     Congressional action on draft extension bill
         -Alan Cranston
         -Gordon L. Allott
               -Position
               -Leslie C. Arends, F. Edward Hébert
         -Options
               -Filibuster
                                             48

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 278-64 (cont.)


          -Stance
          -William F. Buckley, Jr.
          -Staff
          -Conservatives
                -All volunteer army

     Henry A. Kissinger
         -Public statements
               -Ripon Society
               -Kevin P. Phillips

     Congress
         -Positions of members on draft extension bill
               -President’s forthcoming talks
                     -Hébert
                     -Arends

H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between
1:45 pm and 2:10 pm.

[Conversation No. 278-66A]

[See Conversation No. 9-42]

     Congress
         -Forthcoming action on draft extension bill
              -Arends
              -Hébert, Allott

Haldeman talked with MacGregor at an unknown time between 1:45 pm and 2:10 pm.

[End of telephone conversation]

     Congress
         -Draft extension bill
              -Congressional leaders
                    -Gerald R. Ford
                    -John B. Connally
                    -Bryce N. Harlow
                    -Lockheed amendment example
                                         49

                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)
                                                           Conv. No. 278-66 (cont.)


President’s schedule
     -Helicopter
           -Landing area
     -Forthcoming dinner for Apollo 15 astronauts
           -Oval Room
           -Time
           -Dinner
                 -Family members with the President

First Family scheduling
      -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
      -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
      -Constance M. Stuart
      -Handling
            -Briefing books
                  -Patrick J. Buchanan
      -Arrangements
            -Crowd building

Schedule
     -Camp David
         -Possible meeting

The President's schedule
     -[Connally]
     -Quadriad meeting
          -Camp David group
          -Notetaking
          -William L. Safire
     -Ronald L. Ziegler

Press conference
      -Possible considerations for press room
            -Film coverage
      -Preparations
      -The President's appearance on the news
      -Strategy
            -Appearance at press conference
      -Announcement of the President's arrival
      -Timing on appearance
                                               50

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                         Conv. No. 278-66 (cont.)


     President’s schedule
          -Detroit
                -Public relations [PR] film of the President's forthcoming trip
                      -Length of film
                            -Time
                      -The President's arrival before film
                            -Time
                -Arrangements
                -Length of visit

     Edmund S. Muskie's statement on black vice president
         -Birch E. Bayh, Jr.
         -Statement
               -Rights of individuals
         -Jews, Catholics
         -Reaction to Attica prison riot

     Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
          -Position on particular issues
          -Role of the Vice President
                -President’s role in Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration
          -Action on issues
                -Revenue sharing
          -Possible role on draft extension issue

     Draft extension bill
           -Haldeman's forthcoming call to the President

Haldeman left at 2:10 pm.