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Start Date: Wednesday, March 24, 1971 3:56 PM

End Date: Wednesday, March 24, 1971 4:15 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Miller, JackMacGregor, Clark[Unknown person(s)]

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:44:05

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:03:53

471a.mp3

471b.mp3

NARA Description:

On March 24, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Jack Miller, Clark MacGregor, and unknown person(s) met in the Oval Office of the White House from 10:56 am to 11:15 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 471-010 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 471-10

Date: March 24, 1971
Time: 10:56 am - 11:15 am
Location: Oval Office

Jack Miller met with Clark MacGregor

     President’s location
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 9/08)



     Miller’s schedule
          -A meeting on trade and European Economic Community [EEC]
                -Citrus issue
                -Pesticides
          -A meeting with Henry A. Kissinger
          -A meeting with the President

     Supersonic Transport [SST]                                   Conv. No. 471-10 (cont.)
          -President’s position
                -Economy, jobs

The President entered at an unknown time after 10:56 am

     President’s schedule

     Taxes

An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 10:56 am

     Refreshments

The unknown person left at an unknown time before 11:15 am

     SST
           -March 24, 1971 vote
                 -Tally
                 -Miller’s statement to press
                 -Margaret Chase Smith
                 -David H. Gambrell
                       -Richard B. Russell’s successor
                 -Herman E. Talmadge
                       -Position
                 -Gambrell
                       -Meeting with Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson
                       -Relation with John Sherman Cooper
                       -Position
                       -Meeting with Jackson
           -President’s position
           -Environmental concerns
           -Economy
                 -DC-6 production in Great Britain
                       -Boeing
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               NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                          Tape Subject Log
                             (rev. 9/08)



-Government role
      -Subsidy
-Importance
      -President’s view
      -Exploring the unknown
            -Space program
                 -President’s position
                 -Satellites                         Conv. No. 471-10 (cont.)
                 -Computer technology
      -US prestige
            -National interest
            -Communists
            -Miller’s view
            -History
                 -French, British, Spanish empires
      -US leadership
-President’s position
-Miller’s view
-Effect on economy or ecology
      -Development of prototypes
            -Miller’s view
      -John A. Volpe’s statement
-Government and private sector role
      -Investment
-Benefits
      -London-to-Paris flights
      -Tokyo
      -Compared to costs
      -Economic issues
      -Future
-Use
      -Military and commercial aviation
-US position in aviation
      -Barry M. Goldwater
-Political considerations
      -Miller
      -George S. McGovern
      -Miller’s opponent, John C. Culver
            -Edward M. (“Ted”) Kennedy connection
      -Possible effects of Miller’s SST vote
            -Culver
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               NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                          Tape Subject Log
                             (rev. 9/08)



            -American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
                  [AFL-CIO] support
            -Kennedy
      -Miller’s previous SST vote
            -Constituent response
-Miller’s position
      -Opposition
      -Compared with President’s votes while Congressman Conv. No. 471-10 (cont.)
      -Cost and benefit analysis
-Soviet Union
-Cost and benefit analysis
      -An unnamed Miami friend of Miller’s
      -Possible alternative use of money
            -Education
                  -Iowa constituents
            -State government experiences
-Political considerations
      -Pairing
            -Karl E. Mundt
      -Iowa constituent reactions
            -Effect on Miller
      -Culver
      -Miller’s previous statements
            -Opposition
      -Clifford P. Hansen
            -Possible 1972 opponent
            -Voting record
      -Pairing
            -B. Everett Jordan
                  -Health
            -Procedures
                  -Absences
                  -Jordan
            -Mundt, Hansen
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                        Tape Subject Log
                                           (rev. 9/08)



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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 39s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1                                       Conv. No. 471-10 (cont.)

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     1972 issues
          -Economy
          -Vietnam War

     SST vote
          -Miller’s position
          -President

Miller and MacGregor left at 11:15 am