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Start Date: Saturday, September 11, 1971 5:13 PM

End Date: Saturday, September 11, 1971 5:56 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Bull, Stephen B.Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Rebozo, Charles G. ("Bebe")[Unknown person(s)]

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:09:59

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:47:57

570a.mp3

570b.mp3

NARA Description:

On September 11, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Stephen B. Bull, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo, and unknown person(s) met in the Oval Office of the White House from 1:13 pm to 1:56 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 570-008 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 570-8

Date: September 11, 1971
Time: 1:13 pm - 1:56 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Stephen B. Bull and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.

     The President's schedule
          -Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo

Bull left at an unknown time before 1:56 pm.
                                             30

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                       Conv. No. 570-8 (cont.)


     Schedule
          -Lunch
          -The President’s forthcoming talk with unknown woman
          -Weather
               -Camp David
               -Boating

Rebozo entered at an unknown time after 1:13 pm.


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Rebozo left at an unknown time before 1:56 pm.

     Henry A. Kissinger's schedule
         -New York

     Press coverage of forthcoming trip to the People's Republic of China [PRC]
           -William H. Carruthers and Ronald L. Ziegler
                 -Technicians
                       -Crew
                 -Work Day
                       -Number of Hours
                 -Crew
                       -Number of People
           -Press list
                 -Number
           -Ground station for broadcast transmission
                 -Considerations
                       -Tokyo, Hong Kong
                 -Live broadcast feed capability
                                       31

                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/06)
                                                         Conv. No. 570-8 (cont.)


               -News coverage
                     -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr.
     -American Telephone and Telegraph [At&t]
     -PRC
          -Cable link in San Francisco
               -Publicity

US Economy
    -Cost of Living Council [COLC]
         -John B. Connally
               -Announcement of follow-up action
                     -Date
                     -Time period
                           -Effectiveness
                           -Type of announcements
    -Stock market
         -Charles W. Colson
         -Rise
         -Bankers
         -Lawyers
         -Effect
    -Haldeman's son
         -Bicycle
               -Ten-speed
         -Example of availability of goods
               -Effect of economic action, surcharge
               -California
               -Washington, DC
               -Time period
         -Deposit for bicycle
               -Current price
               -Reasons
                     -Popularity of item
                     -Pre-surcharge
                     -Imported bikes
                     -Dock strike in Los Angeles
    -Dock strike
         -Dock worker’s union
         -James D. Hodgson, J. Curtis Counts
         -Action by the administration
               -Dock worker’s union
                                        32

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 570-8 (cont.)



The Press
     -PRC trip
           -Number in press entourage
           -Kissinger’s view
     -Announcement of trip
           -Number in press entourage
                 -Ziegler
                 -Trip to the PRC
                 -Trip to the Soviet Union
                       -Kissinger
     -PRC trip
           -Type of coverage
           -Ping pong picture
                 -Effect
     -Photographs from Kissinger's Peking trip
     -Trip to the Soviet Union

US economy
     -COLC
         -Work
         -Connally

The President's schedule
     -Trips to the PRC, Soviet Union
     -Press
          -Limitations on coverage opportunities
          -Comparison to Spiro T. Agnew trip
          -Lack of activity
                 -Possibility of trouble
          -Briefing backgrounds

Military draft bill
      -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
            -Meeting with Clark MacGregor
      -Military service draft extension Congressional conference report
            -Gordon L. Allott
            -Michael J. Mansfield
                  -Possibility of rejection
                  -New data
                       -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] troop withdrawal
                                        33

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/06)
                                                                  Conv. No. 570-8 (cont.)


     -Possible breakfast meeting between the President and Mansfield
           -Time
           -MacGregor and Haig
                 -Kissinger
           -Draft extension conference report
                 -Possibility of defeat of bill
                 -International negotiations
                       -Possible implications
                 -Time
                       -Kissinger's schedule
     -Mansfield
           -Possible rejection of bill
           -MacGregor
                 -NATO
     -Capitol Hill
           -Perceptions
     -Election
           -Henry M. ("Scoop") Jackson
     -Military pay bill
           -Wage and price freeze
     -Draft extension conference bill
           -Possibility of defeat
           -Draft loss
                 -Time period
     -Possibility of a new conference
           -F. Edward Hébert
           -John C. Stennis
                 -Position
                 -New conference
     -Military pay raise

COLC
   -John D. Ehrlichman
   -Possibility of meeting with state and local government representatives
   -Number of meetings
   -End of conference
        -Time
               -Relation to press conference
        -Date
        -State and local government conference
        -Mayors conference
                                         34

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 570-8 (cont.)


     -Executive committee of the Governor's Conference
     -Association of county officers
          -Number of representatives
          -League of Cities
          -Meetings with special interest groups
                -Ehrlichman
                      -Analysis
                           -Value
                                 -Labor unions
     -Consumer movement representatives
          -Meeting
                -Letter
                      -Implications
     -Colson
          -Establishment of Citizens Committee
                -Phase II
                      -Freeze
                      -Voluntary action
     -Consumer groups
          -Duration of meeting

Public relations
     -Meetings with the President
            -Time period
     -Ehrlichman
     -The President's State dinner with the Japanese
            -Duration
     -Focus on the President's leadership
     -Press conference
     -Effect of the President's scheduling

President’s schedule
     -Winners of World International Bowling Federation Tournament
           -Meeting with the President
                 -Congratulations
           -Timing
           -Bowling publications compared with other publications
                 -Pictures
           -Time period
           -Number of people
     -National Highway Week
                                    35

                NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                            Tape Subject Log
                              (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 570-8 (cont.)


      -Time
      -World racing individuals
      -Department of Transportation
            -Highway safety program
                 -Briefings by the administration
                        -Individuals
                 -Number of people
                 -Possibility of Blue Room reception
                        -Receiving line
                        -Picture
                        -Remarks
                              -Safety techniques
                        -Effect
                        -Mario Andretti, Andy Granatelli, Parnelli Jones
      -Reception
            -Comparison to meetings with governors and local officials
-Sir Alexander F. (“Alec”) Douglas-Home
      -United Nations [UN] General Assembly
      -Meeting with the President
-Foreign Minister Aldo Moro of Italy
      -Presidency
      -Amintore Fanfani
            -Forthcoming election in Italy
            -Meeting with the President
      -Attendance at General Assembly session
      -Meeting with the President
      -Scheduling
            -Length of meeting
            -Press picture
-Douglas-Home
-Meeting with Congressional leaders
      -Date
-Cabinet meeting
      -Economic program
            -Discussion
                 -Attendees
                        -Connally
                        -Wives
                 -Length of meeting
            -Agenda
                 -International aspect
                                                 36

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                      Conv. No. 570-8 (cont.)


                           -Domestic aspect
                                -Tax structure
                                      -Charls W. Walker
                     -Tax structure
          -Legislative leaders meeting
               -Agenda
                     -Colson
                     -MacGregor
                     -Arnold R. Weber
                     -Herbert Stein
                     -George A. Lincoln

     Congress
         -Action
         -Bill before Congress
               -Delays or failure to pass
         -The President's speech to Congress, September 9, 1971
               -Effect
               -Reaction
                     -Arthur F. Burns

     Press coverage
           -Colson
           -Connally
                -Press coverage
           -Senate
                -Potential Presidential candidates on Democrat side
                     -Effect on actions
                     -Unknown person's statement or reaction

     Events' effect on the President's actions

An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 1:16 pm.

     President’s schedule

The unknown person left at an unknown time before 1:56 pm.

     Speechwriting
          -Raymond K. Price, Jr.
          - One liners
                                                 37

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 570-8 (cont.)



     The President's schedule
          -Funeral of Winston L. Prouty
               -President’s attendance
                      -Answers to press questions
                      -Funerals of other Senators
                           -Richard B. Russell
                           -Everett M. Dirksen

     The President's leadership
          -Haldeman's schedule
               -Colson, Ehrlichman
          -Drug issue

Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:16 pm.

[Signing documents]

     President’s schedule
          -Camp David
                -Dog

Bull left at an unknown time before 1:56 pm.

     Scheduling of the President's time
          -"Open Door Hour"
          -Time use
               -Telephone calls

     Connally

     Strategy

     The President's schedule
          -Camp David
               -Announcement
               -Drive
          -Meetings with groups
          -Mayors and governors
               -Environmental and transportation issues
                      -Environmental Protection Agency [EPA]
                                              38

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                        Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. 10/06)
                                                                       Conv. No. 570-8 (cont.)


                -The President's role
                     -Agnew
                     -Other officials

Haldeman left at 1:56 pm.