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Start Date: Saturday, February 20, 1971 3:58 PM

End Date: Saturday, February 20, 1971 7:42 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Flanigan, Peter M.Sanchez, ManoloWhite House operatorButterfield, Alexander P.Tyson, Robert C.Rogers, William P.Kissinger, Henry A.Nixon, Thelma C. ("Pat") (Ryan)Bull, Stephen B.Woods, Rose MaryEhrlichman, John D.Whitaker, John C.Whitaker, Elizabeth BradleyShriver, DavidWhite House photographerColson, Charles W.Haig, Alexander M., Jr.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:15:53

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 06:02:35

454a.mp3

454b.mp3

454c.mp3

NARA Description:

On February 20, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Peter M. Flanigan, Manolo Sanchez, White House operator, Alexander P. Butterfield, Robert C. Tyson, William P. Rogers, Henry A. Kissinger, Thelma C. ("Pat") (Ryan) Nixon, Stephen B. Bull, Rose Mary Woods, John D. Ehrlichman, John C. Whitaker, Elizabeth Bradley Whitaker, David Shriver, White House photographer, Charles W. Colson, and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. met in the Oval Office of the White House from 10:58 am to 2:42 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 454-009 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 454-9

Date: February 20, 1971
Time: 10:58 am - 2:42 pm
Location: Oval Office

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

     The President’s schedule
          -Meeting with Italian delegation
          -Camp David

Peter M. Flanigan entered at 10:59 am

     Possible appointment in State Department
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          -Flanigan
               -William P. Rogers
               -Purpose
               -Pros and cons
                     -International economic issues
               -President’s decision
                     -White House role
               -Peter G. Peterson
                     -Council on International Economic Policy [CIEP]
                           -Issues
          -Nathanial Samuels
          -Rogers’ strategy
               -John N. Irwin, II
               -U. Alexis Johnson
          -George P. Shultz
          -Herbert C. Hoover, Jr., John Foster Dulles, and Elliot L. Richardson
          -Irwin
          -Flanigan’s capabilities
               -State Department bureaucracy
                     -Compared with other departments
          -Department of Commerce
               -James T. Lynn
                     -Maurice H. Stans
          -Flanigan’s role
          -Government reorganization
               -President’s policy
               -Ash Council report
                     -Mary Gardiner Jones
                     -Business community
          -Flanigan’s future prospects
          -Fred J. Russell
               -Position
          -Department of the Interior
               -Rogers C. B. Morton
                     -John D. Ehrlichman
                     -Alaska pipeline
                           -Canada pipeline
                           -Robert B. Anderson

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 10:59 am

     Unknown item
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:10 am

     Value of pipeline to Alaska
          -Importance
          -Environmentalists
                -Morton
                -William S. (“Bill”) White’s article               Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)
                -Canadian pipeline

     Presidential appointments
          -Flanigan
          -Kissinger
          -State Department’s role in economic policy
                -Peterson
          -Ambassador to New Zealand
                -Russell
                -Kenneth Franzheim, II
                      -William B. Macomber, Jr.
                -Russell
                      -Ability
                -Franzheim
                      -Campaign contribution
                      -Service
                      -Frank J. Shakespeare
          -John M. Shaheen
                -Possible appointment to US Advisory Commission on Information
                -Shakespeare
                -Clark MacGregor’s efforts
                -Leslie C. Arends
                      -Flanigan
                -Possible nomination
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 20
[Privacy]
[Duration: 35s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 20                                     Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)

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              -MacGregor
                  -Congress


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 21
[Privacy]
[Duration: 13s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 21

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         -William J. Casey
         -Chief Executive Officers
               -Bert S. Cross
               -Robert C. Tyson
         -World Radio Conference
               -Details
               -Qualifications for position
               -Joe McConnell [?]
         -Earl H. Blaik
               -Rose Mary Woods’ list
                     -White House
         -Charles D. (“Tex”) Thornton
         -J. Willard (“Bill”) Marriott, Jr.
         -Tyson
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           -Thornton
           -Blaik
           -Frederic V. Malek
           -State Department appointment
                 -Flanigan
                 -Roy L. Ash
                      -Peterson
           -Cabinet level                                                Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)
                 -John B. Connally
                 -Need for potential presidential candidates and salesmen
                 -John A. Volpe and George W. Romney
                 -Connally
                 -Stans
                 -Connally

[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:59 am and
11:10 am]

[Conversation No. 454-9A]

     Call to Tyson

[End of telephone conversation]

     Presidential appointments
          -Offer of position to Tyson
                -Tyson’s qualities
                      -Work experience
                      -Roger M. Blough

     Flanigan’s conversation with former chairman of General Motors

Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 11:10 am

     Repair of fountain pen

Butterfield left at 11:11 am

     Product safety legislation
          -Need
          -Administration’s position
          -Administrative control
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               -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW]
                     -Stans’ view
                           -Department of Commerce
                     -Office of Management and Budget’s [OMB] view
                     -Flanigan’s view
               -President’s position
                     -HEW
                           -Richardson                             Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)
          -Punitive actions

     Arthur F. Burns
           -Previous meeting with the President
                 -Differences with the Administration
                       -Economic forecast
                            -Potential press stories
                            -Washington Star
[The President talked with Tyson between 11:29 am and 11:30 am]

[Conversation No. 454-9B]

     Offer of appointment to World Radio Conference
          -Flanigan
          -Tyson’s role
          -Importance

     The President’s Vietnam policy

[End of telephone conversation]

     Personnel
          -The President’s previous call to Tyson
                -Blaik
                -Flanigan’s call to Tyson
                      -Cross
                -Flanigan’s role
                -Thornton
                      -Ash
                      -Role in administration
                -Flanigan’s role in administration
          -State Department staffing
                -Flanigan
                -Philip H. Trezise
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                -Samuels
                -Thornton
                      -Economic affairs
                -Johnson
                -Irwin
                -Rogers
                      -Flanigan’s call
                           -President’s decision                     Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)
                -Peterson

[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:30 am and
11:36 am]

[Conversation No. 454-9C]

     Call to Rogers

[End of telephone conversation]

     Burns
          -Connally
                -Meeting with the President
          -Statements on economy
                -President’s orders
                -Potential problems
                      -Confidence
                -Franklin D. Roosevelt
                      -Herbert C. Hoover
                -Stans

[The President talked with Rogers between 11:36 am and 11:44 am]

[Conversation No. 454-9D]

     Appointment to State Department
         -Flanigan
              -Role in White House
         -Businessmen
              -Thornton
                    -Qualifications

Butterfield entered at 11:40 am
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                     -Ash
                     -Compared to Robert S. McNamara
           -Upgrading of position by Congress
           -Samuels


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                                                           Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)

BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 22
[National Security]
[Duration: 3s ]


     PERSONNEL


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 22

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           -Thornton
                -The President’s dinner for Alice Roosevelt Longworth
                     -Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Alsop
                -Forthcoming conversation between Flanigan and Rogers
                -Irwin

     J. B. and Idanell (Brill) (“Nellie”) Connally

[End of telephone conversation]

     J. B. Connally
           -Tee time
                 -Rogers, Melvin R. Laird, and Winton M. (“Red”) Blount
           -Ash Council meeting
                 -I. Connally

Butterfield left at 11:45 am
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Personnel
     -State Department appointment
           -Flanigan’s call to Rogers
           -Thornton
           -Upgrading of position by Congress
           -Thornton
     -Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC]
           -Casey                                        Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)
                 -Senate hearings
                       -William Proxmire
                 -Mitchell
           -Cross
           -Qualifications
           -Hamer H. Budge
                 -Compensation
           -James W. Hargrove
                 -Qualifications
           -Cross
                 -Qualifications
           -Charles Marren
                 -Mitchell’s view
           -John H. Alexander
                 -Previous experience
                       -Federal Trade Commission [FTC]
                             -Miles W. Kirkpatrick
                                   -Political sense
                             -Qualifications
                             -Compared to SEC
           -Marren
           -Casey
           -Marren
                 -Mitchell’s view
           -George McKenna
                 -Qualifications
                 -Present and possible term and salary
                 -Present judicial appointment
           -American ability to raise capital
           -Casey
                 -John W. Dean, III
                 -Mitchell
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     Stans
             -Department of Commerce
             -Subordinate who disagreed with administration
                  -Ehrlichman
             -Speech
                  -Trade with Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
                        -President’s position
                              -Negotiations                      Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)

     Flanigan’s forthcoming conversations
          -Stans
                -Support for Administration
          -Burns
                -Previous statement on economy
                      -Administration policy
                           -Economic confidence
                           -President’s view

     Personnel
          -Support for Administration’s policies
               -Russell
               -Department of Commerce personnel
               -Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS]
                     -[Leon Greenberg]
               -President’s view

Henry A. Kissinger entered at 12:00 pm

             -Thornton
                  -President’s view
                  -Change of position
                  -Samuels

Flanigan left at 12:02 pm

             -Morton
             -Thornton
             -Volpe
                  -Possible post

The President left at an unknown time before 12:15 pm
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     Position in State Department
           -Flanigan
           -Samuels
           -Qualifications

The President entered at an unknown time after 12:02 pm

          -Flanigan                                                Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)
               -President’s position
          -Irwin
          -Rogers
               -Irwin
               -Johnson
          -[David] Kenneth Rush
               -Previous work with Kissinger

     Personnel
          -Robert F. Ellsworth
               -Plans to resign
               -Successor
          -US Ambassador to Italy
               -Henry Salvatori
               -Volpe

     The President’s meeting with Emilio Colombo
          -Aldo Moro
          -Italian domestic politics
                 -Graham A. Martin
          -The President’s handling of foreign visitors
                 -Conversation topics
                       -Discussions
                       -Policy issues
                             -Chile
          -Moro
                 -Presidency of Italy
                       -Upcoming elections

     The President’s schedule
          -Foreign Ministers
               -Portugal, Spain, and Greece
               -Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, and Japan
               -Latin America, Asia, Africa
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 23
[Privacy]
[Duration: 4s ]

END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 23                                          Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)

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               -United States/Japanese relations

     Vietnam
          -Military situation
                -Laos operation

     The President’s meeting with Colombo
          -Italian political situation
          -President’s comments


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[National Security]
[Duration: 10s ]


     ITALY


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

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     Ehrlichman’s schedule

[Haldeman talked with Ehrlichman at an unknown time between 12:02 pm and 12:15 pm]

[Conversation No. 434-9E]
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     The President’s request for meeting

[End of telephone conversation]

     Ehrlichman’s schedule

     The President’s schedule                                      Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)

Haldeman left at 12:15 pm

     Nixon’s influence on foreign Heads of State
         -Media coverage
                -Kissinger’s role
                     -Stewart J. O. Alsop
                     -John McCarty
         -Difficulties of meetings
                -Compared to other Presidents
                     -Absence of Secretary of State

     Vietnam
          -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] story
               -Negative reporting
               -Kissinger’s conversation with Admiral Thomas H. Moorer
               -Tendencies of soldiers
               -Military operations
                     -Developments
                     -John A. Scali’s story
                     -Successes
          -North Vietnamese attack
               -Casualties
               -B-52's
          -B-26's
               -President’s order
          -CBS story
               -Public information from Saigon
                     -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
                     -Ronald L. Ziegler
                           -Public relations efforts
          -Media coverage
               -United States’ Information Agency [USIA]
               -Defense Information Office [DIO]
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                -W[illiam] Averell Harriman’s statements
                -President’s opinion
                -Military operations
                      -Prospects
                      -President’s view of war
          -Military operations
                -Bombing of North Vietnam
                      -Results                                       Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)

[Thelma C. (Ryan) (“Pat”) Nixon talked with the President between 12:22 pm and 12:23 pm]

[Conversation No. 454-9F]

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 1m ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6

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[End of telephone conversation]

     Vietnam
          -Battlefield situation
                -Possible future developments
          -Report of Japanese correspondent
                -Problems in North Vietnam
                      -Food shortages
                      -Morale
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7
[National Security]
[Duration: 47s ]


    PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA                               Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7

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              -President’s news summary
                    -President’s position
                    -Public relations efforts
                          -Rogers
         -The President’s news conference
              -Media coverage
                    -Max Frankel
                    -James B. (“Scotty”) Reston
                    -Frankel’s story
              -Hubert H. Humphrey
                    -Foreign policy issues

    National Security Council [NSC] staff
         -President’s conversation with Haldeman
         -Liberals/intellectuals
         -Haig
         -Morton H. Halperin
         -William A. K. (“Tony”) Lake
         -Halperin
               -John W. Gardner
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 24
[Privacy]
[Duration: 9s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 24                                           Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)

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     Media coverage
         -The Alsops and Richard L. Wilson
         -Mary McGrory
         -Vietnam
               -Alsop
               -Rowland Evans
               -Frankel
               -Administration efforts
         -Administration retaliation after 1972
         -J. W. Alsop
               -Stories
               -John F. Kennedy

     The President’s intellectual opponents
          -Vietnam War
               -Draft peace treaty
                      -Laos
                      -Timetable
          -US/Soviet relations

     Kissinger’s schedule

Ehrlichman entered at 12:32 pm

     Peterson
          -Role on White House staff
          -Inner group
               -Ehrlichman, Kissinger, Shultz, Haldeman, and Flanigan
               -Paul W. McCracken and Dr. Edward E. David, Jr.
               -Connally
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                   -Mitchell
             -State Department
                   -Samuels
             -Areas of responsibility
                   -Quotas
                   -Middle East oil
                   -Rolls Royce
                   -Balance of payments                           Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)
                        -David M. Kennedy
                   -Shultz
                   -Kissinger as political analyst

     Stans
             -Statement on Soviet trade
                   -Administration policy
                   -Soviet interests/United States’ attitudes
                   -Shultz and Peterson
                   -President’s view
                   -Trade issues
                         -Negotiations
             -Role in government
                   -Need to support Administration position

Kissinger left at 12:39 pm


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 10
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 2m 8s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 10

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     Democrats’ policy committee meeting
         -Regionalism
               -Revenue sharing
               -Administration’s response
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                     -Press
                     -Differences between Democratic proposal and revenue sharing

     Haldeman
          -Meeting

     Weather
                                                                    Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)
     Television coverage of the President, 2/19
          -President’s meeting
                -Young Republicans
                -President’s Council on Physical Fitness
                      -President’s comments

Haldeman entered at 12:43 pm

               -George Black, Jr.
                    -Forthcoming trip to Africa
          -Consumer Price Index [CPI]
          -Vietnam
               -CBS
          -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars speech
               -Robert Pierpoint and “Today” Show
          -David

     Burns
          -Previous meeting with the President
          -Statements on economic forecast
                -Confidence
                -McCracken
                -Stans
                -Money supply
                -Effect on Administration
                -Ehrlichman’s view
                      -News coverage
          -Quadriad meeting, 2/19
                -Shultz
          -Position in administration
                -Policy differences
                      -Wage and Price Board
                      -Shultz
          -Connally
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           -Role in economic policy
     -Peterson
           -Role
                 -Public relations
                       -Hobart Rowen
                       -Edward Dale
                       -Previous meeting with President and Fortune editors
           -Meeting with Ehrlichman and Shultz                    Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)
           -Role
           -Consultation with Kissinger
                 -International economic matters
           -Flanigan
     -Political sense
           -White House dissatisfaction
                 -President’s view
                 -Forthcoming call to Burns
                 -Effect of statement
                       -Press reports
                 -Forthcoming call to Burns
                       -President’s view
     -Meetings with President
           -Quadriad
           -Social events

Morton
    -Alaska pipeline
          -Statement to the press
          -Status
                -Flanigan’s view
                      -Canada
          -Statement to the press
                -Ehrlichman’s view
          -Forthcoming call to Morton
                -Ehrlichman and Robert J. Hitt
    -Ehrlichman’s conversation with Walter J. Hickel
          -Hickel’s comments
    -Alaska pipeline
          -President’s position
                -Morton’s comments
    -Environmentalists
          -Florida canal [?]
    -Role
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         -Ehrlichman’s forthcoming meeting with William D. Ruckelshaus
         -Dr. James R. Schlesinger
               -Possible appointment
               -Laird
                     -Conversation with Morton
               -Meeting between the President and Morton
                     -Agenda
         -Schedule                                                 Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)
               -Florida

    Paul N. (“Pete”) McCloskey, Jr.
         -Los Angeles Times
               -Impeachment of President
               -News summary
         -Recall petition
               -Ehrlichman
         -Redistricting
               -Ronald W. Reagan
               -Charles S. Gubser
         -Demand for resignation
               -Public relations efforts
         -Call for the President’s impeachment
               -Vietnam policy


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 11
[Privacy]
[Duration: 23s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 11

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 12
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 4m 37s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 12                                         Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)

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    The Vice President
         -Haldeman’s conversation with Charles W. Colson
               -Employment
         -Office of Inter-Governmental Relations
               -Nils A. Boe and Wendell E. Hulcher
         -Refusal to speak to Young Republicans meeting
               -Workload
                     -Revenue sharing
                     -Domestic policy

    Boe
          -Ehrlichman’s conversation with Roy Carroll [?]
                -Judgeship
                     -Mitchell

    Personnel
         -Court of Military Appeals
              -Appointment of Black
                    -Ehrlichman’s conversation with Edward W. Brooke
                          -Discussions
                    -Ehrlichman’s call to Whitney M. Young, Jr.
                          -President’s policies
         -Blacks
              -Admiral
              -Secretary in President’s office
                    -Qualifications
                    -Terry L. Decker
                          -Previous work
                          -Age
                          -Woods
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    Shelley A. Scarney
         -Forthcoming marriage to Patrick J. Buchanan
               -Role on White House staff
                    -Importance
                    -Federal regulations

                                                           Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 13
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 27s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 13

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    Personnel
         -Blacks
              -Admiral
              -Court of Military Appeals
                    -Brooke’s appreciation
              -Federal court judgeship vacancy
                    -Clarence C. Ferguson, Jr.
                          -Young
                          -Mitchell’s view
                                -Brooke
                          -Ehrlichman’s forthcoming call to Young
                                -President’s view
         -The Vice President
              -Boe
              -Staff
                    -Colson assignment
                          -Role
         -Herbert G. Klein
              -Haldeman’s previous conversation with Klein
                    -Office responsibilities
              -Colson
                    -Assignment
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                -Jeb Stuart Magruder
                -Robert C. Odle, Jr.
                      -Young Republicans meeting
                      -Staff responsibilities
                -Public relations
                      -Revenue sharing

                                                           Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 25
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 25s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 25

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[The President talked with Stephen B. Bull at an unknown time between 12:43 pm and 1:19 pm]

[Conversation No. 454-9G]

     The President’s schedule
          -Forthcoming meeting

[End of telephone conversation]

     The Vice President
          -Staff
                -Personnel changes
          -Public statements
                -Public relations

[The President talked with Mrs. Nixon between 1:19 pm and 1:20 pm]

[Conversation No. 454-9H]
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 14
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 7s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 14                                            Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)

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[End of telephone conversation]

     The Vice President
          -Staff
          -Role
          -Possible presidency
          -Staff
                -Problems
          -Secret Service

[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 1:20 pm and
1:21 pm]

     Call to Woods

[End of telephone conversation]

     The Vice President
          -Haldeman

[The President talked with Woods between 1:21 pm and 1:22 pm]

[Conversation No. 454-9I]

     Trip to Camp David
           -Schedule
                -Call to Mrs. Nixon

[End of telephone conversation]
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The Vice President
     -Staff
     -Forthcoming meeting between Haldeman and Vice President

Revenue sharing
    -Connally
          -Comments in Quadriad meeting
          -Role in selling the President’s program            Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)
          -Role of Congress
                -Administration position
                      -Public relations
    -Administration efforts
          -Public relations plan
                -Shultz, Connally, Haldeman, Ehrlichman, MacGregor
    -MacGregor

Shultz
     -Colson
     -Speech to American Enterprise Institute [AEI]
           -President’s role
                 -Policies
                 -Efforts
     -Ehrlichman’s speech
     -Public relations
           -Speeches
           -Raymond K. Price, Jr.
           -William L. Safire
                 -T. W. Wilson Center speech
           -Buchanan
           -Style

Demolition of Navy Building
    -Speech given by Ehrlichman
          -The President’s opposition to bureaucracy
          -Content
          -Effect on public relations
               -President’s image
               -J. F. Kennedy’s image
               -Connally

Revenue sharing
    -Connally’s view
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         -President’s efforts
         -Identification with the President
         -Forthcoming meeting with Connally
         -Media efforts
               -Governors
               -White House staff
               -Congress
         -Citizens’ organizations                               Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)
               -Nelson A. Rockefeller
               -Advocacy groups

    Labor
         -Opposition to the President
         -Alfred W. Friendly’s column
               -British labor
                     -Compared to the United States
         -Davis-Bacon Act
               -Administration’s position
         -Colson
               -Relations with labor leaders
         -Administration opposition to leadership
               -Possible Presidential statement
                     -Roosevelt
                     -Davis-Bacon Act
                     -Support for country
                     -Differences between leaders and members
         -Service organizations
               -Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW]
               -American Legion


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[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 1m 3s ]


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     White House staff
          -Donald H. Rumsfeld
               -Reorganization
          -Need for better public relations
          -Klein
               -Colson
                                                               Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)

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[Privacy]
[Duration: 26s ]


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          -The Vice President

     Ehrlichman’s schedule

Ehrlichman left at an unknown time before 1:48 pm

     Ehrlichman
           -Arrangement of responsibilities
                 -Delegation
                      -Kissinger
                      -President
     The President’s arrangement of responsibilities
           -Connally
                 -Lyndon B. Johnson
           -McCloskey
           -Haldeman
                 -Edward L. Morgan
           -Ehrlichman
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     Public relations
          -Adlai E. Stevenson, III statement
                 -Buchanan

     Mrs. Nixon
          -Press
               -Questions
                    -President’s responses                              Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)
               -Role of politicians’ wives
                    -Compared to men
               -Negative press
                    -Effect on President and Mrs. Nixon

[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 1:22 pm and
1:48 pm]

[Conversation No. 454-9J]

     Request that Colson join him

[End of telephone conversation]

Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:22 pm

     The President’s schedule
          -David Shriver
               -R. Sargent Shriver
          -John C. Whitaker

Bull left at an unknown time before 1:48 pm

     The President’s willingness to meet with staff and congressmen
          -Possible press story
               -Haldeman

Whitaker, Elizabeth Bradley Whitaker, two of their sons, and D. Shriver entered at 1:48 pm; the
White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting

     Introductions

     Presentations of gifts by the President
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The Whitakers and D. Shriver left at 1:50 pm

     Media coverage
         -President’s role
               -Klein
               -Colson
               -DeVan L. Shumway
               -Additional staff                                     Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)
                    -Efforts
               -Example to Cabinet
                    -Secretaries
                    -Dealing with subordinates in other offices
                           -Purpose
                    -Woods’ role

Colson entered at 1:50 pm

     The Vice President
          -Staff
                -Buchanan
                -Bryce N. Harlow
                -Safire
          -Forthcoming meeting with Haldeman, Ehrlichman, and Harlow

     State Department translator
           -The President’s meeting with Colombo
           -Possible position

[The President talked with Kissinger at an unknown time between 1:50 pm and 1:57 pm]

[Conversation No. 454-9K]

     Haig

[The President talked with Haig at an unknown time between 1:50 pm and 1:57 pm]

     State Department translator

     Schedule
          -David

[End of telephone conversation]
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    Blair House
          -Use
                -Entertainers
          -Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope
          -Herbert J. (“Jackie”) Gleason
          -L. Nicholas Ruwe
                                                              Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)

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[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 10m 25s ]


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    Campaign practices
        -Murray M. Chotiner
             -Columnist
                   -Chapman’s friend
                        -Humphrey
                        -Edmund S. Muskie
                        -Campaign intelligence
             -Edward M. (“Ted”) Kennedy and Muskie


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 18
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[Duration: 14s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 18

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Butterfield entered at 1:57 pm

     Call from the Vice President

Butterfield left at 1:58 pm

                                                           Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)
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[Duration: 14m 44s ]


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     The President’s schedule
          -State of the World speech
                -Colson
                -Press conference
                      -Television
                           -Ziegler’s recommendation
                                  -Statement to press
                                  -Timing of release
                      -Kissinger
                      -Colson’s recommendation
                      -Publicity options
                           -Safire
                           -Haldeman
                                  -Forthcoming discussion with Kissinger and Safire
                      -Radio
                -Timing
                -President’s position

Butterfield entered at 2:40 pm

     Connally
         -Forthcoming meeting with the President
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               -Value-added Tax [VAT]
               -Instructions
          -Press conference
               -VAT

     Schedule
          -Press conference
               -Format                                             Conv. No. 454-9 (cont.)
                     -Radio
                           -Timing
                           -Possible Presidential statement
                     -Safire
               -Timing
               -Television
               -Options
               -Foreign policy
                     -President’s position
               -Frequency
               -Domestic policy
               -Foreign policy
               -Haldeman’s position
               -Timing
                     -Forthcoming meeting with governors
                     -Press coverage
               -Foreign policy
                     -Safire

Haldeman, Butterfield, and Colson left at 2:42 pm