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Start Date: Thursday, October 7, 1971 1:22 PM

End Date: Thursday, October 7, 1971 2:24 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Safire, William L.White House operatorConnally, John B.[Unknown person(s)]

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:30:32

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:21:19

285a_i.mp3

285a_ii.mp3

285b.mp3

285c.mp3

285c_i.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 7, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, William L. Safire, White House operator, John B. Connally, and unknown person(s) met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building at an unknown time between 9:22 am and 10:24 am. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 285-010 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 285-10

Date: October 7, 1971
Time: Unknown between 9:22 am and 10:24 am
Location: Executive Office Building

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

[Conversation No. 285-10A]

     Economy
         -Price Commission
         -Wage Commission
         -Charles McC. Mathias
         -Donald H. Rumsfeld
               -Role
         -Frederic V. Malek
               -Peter M. Flanigan
         -Possible appointment [Pay Board]
               -[Forename unknown] Fuller
               -Gustave L. Levy [?]
         -Length of speech
         -Wholesale price index

     The President’s schedule
          -Forthcoming meeting with Russell B. Long
               -John B. Connally
               -Taxes
               -Elliot L. Richardson
               -Long’s staff
               -Note taking
          Possible press conference
               -West Coast

William L. Safire entered at 9:22 am.

[End of telephone conversation]

     Draft of speech on the economy
           -Phase II
                                             8

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                    Conv. No. 285-10 (cont.)


          -Changes
                -Wages
          -Social Security
          -Windfall profits
                -Connally
                -Goods
                -General Motors
                -Prices
          -Wording
          -Prices
                -Television
                      -Arthur Godfrey
                           -Cars
                                 -Japan
          -Connally

The President talked with White House operator at an unknown time between 9:22 am and 10:24
am.

[Conversation No. 285-10B]

[See Conversation No. 10-111]

[End of telephone conversation]

Safire talked with John B. Connally at an unknown time between 9:22 am and 10:24 am.

[Conversation No. 285-10C]

[See Conversation No. 10-112]

[End of telephone conversation]

          -Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis
          -Inflation psychology
          -Connally
          -Conclusion of speech
          -Political writing
                -Adolf Hitler
                -[Unintelligible]
                -Abraham Lincoln
                                               9

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 285-10 (cont.)


                      -"House Divided" speech
                            -Cooper Union
                -William Jennings Bryan
                      -Cross of Gold
                      -Prince of Peace
                            -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson
          -International trade
          -Historic context
                -Peace of the world
          -Wage-price freeze
          -Last page
                -Wording
                -Peace of the world
                -Inflation
                      -Wording
                      -Prosperity
          -Letters
                -Selection
          -Safire's schedule
          -The President's schedule
                -Connally's schedule

The President talked with an unknown person [H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman] at an unknown time
between 9:22 am and 10:24 am.

[Conversation No. 285-10D]

     The President's speech, October 7, 1971
          -Announcement of chairman
                -Connally
                -George P. Shultz
          -Safire
          -[Unintelligible]
          -Congress

[End of telephone conversation]

          -Rose Mary Woods
          -Delivery style
          -Media
               -National Broadcasting Company [NBC]
                                               10

                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 285-10 (cont.)


                 -Prime time ratings
                       -California
                       -Midwest
           -Safire's conversation with Herbert Stein
                 -Trigger device
                       -Profits
                       -Stein’s response
                 -Stein
                 -Wholesale prices
                       -Wages
           -George Meany
                 -Franklin D. Roosevelt
           -Congress
           -Inflation
           -Profits
                 -Investments
                 -Jobs
                 -Connally
                       -Dividends
           -Charles W. Colson
           -Price freeze
                 -Arthur F. Burns

Safire left at 10:22 am.