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Conversation: 286-006

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Start Date: Thursday, October 7, 1971 9:36 PM

End Date: Thursday, October 7, 1971 10:10 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Sanchez, ManoloHaldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Colson, Charles W.White House operatorSafire, William L.

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:15:37

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:44:09

286a.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 7, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Manolo Sanchez, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Charles W. Colson, White House operator, and William L. Safire met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 5:36 pm to 6:10 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 286-006 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 286-6

Date: October 7, 1971
Time: 5:36 pm - 6:10 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with Manolo Sanchez.


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H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 5:36 pm.

     Donald H. Rumsfeld’s new position
         -The President's schedule
               -Possible announcement
         -Arnold R. Weber
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                                        Tape Subject Log
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                                                                     Conv. No. 287-6 (cont.)


          -Director of operations
          -Cost of Living Council

Charles W. Colson entered at 5:37 pm.

     Rumsfeld
         -William L. Safire
               -Drafting of statement
         -Director
         -Cost of Living Council

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:49 pm.

          -John B. Connally
               -George P. Shultz
               -Rumsfeld

     Administration procedures
         -William P. Rogers
         -Henry A. Kissinger
         -Cabinet secretaries
               -Dwight D. Eisenhower administration
         -Connally
         -Cabinet

     Consultations

     Consumer Federation meeting
         -Virginia H. Knauer

     Speech revision
          -Windfall profits
          -Price Commission
          -Prices
                -Safire
                      -Industrial prices
                      -Wholesale prices

The President talked with White House operator at an unknown time between 5:36 pm and 5:49
pm.
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                              NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                          Tape Subject Log
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                                                                      Conv. No. 287-6 (cont.)


     Request for a call to William L. Safire
[Conversation No. 286-6A]

[See Conversation No. 11-2]

[End of telephone conversation]

             -Industrial prices
                  -Decline

The President talked with William L. Safire between 5:49 pm and 5:50 pm.

[Conversation No. 286-6B]

[See Conversation No. 11-3]

[End of telephone conversation]

             -Inflation

     Colson's schedule


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     Polls
             -Policy issues
                   -Busing
                   -Coverage of actions
                   -Cambodia
                   -Laos
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                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 287-6 (cont.)


                -Economic issue

     Press coverage
           -Vietnam War
           -People's Republic of China [PRC] trip
                -Kissinger

     Public Support

     Economic policy
         -Businessmen
         -Stock market

     Taiwan

     Safire
           -Speech draft

     Economic statistics
         -Unemployment
               -Decreases
                     -Effect

     The President's schedule
          -Network news
               -Haldeman's assignment
                      -West coast evening news

Haldeman and Colson left at 6:10 pm.
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