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Start Date: Monday, September 13, 1971 12:04 PM

End Date: Monday, September 13, 1971 12:40 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Bull, Stephen B.Nixon, Thelma C. ("Pat") (Ryan)

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:58:52

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:12:26

570a.mp3

570b.mp3

NARA Description:

On September 13, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Stephen B. Bull, and Thelma C. ("Pat") (Ryan) Nixon met in the Oval Office of the White House at an unknown time between 8:04 am and 8:40 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 570-011 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 570-11

Date: September 13, 1971
Time: Unknown between 8:04 am and 8:40 am
Location: Oval Office

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

     Congressional affairs
         -Clark MacGregor’s September 12, 1971 meeting with Hugh Scott
               -Robert P. Griffin
               -Michael J. Mansfield
                     -Interparliamentary conference
                     -Boeing 707 flight
                     -Meeting in Bonn, West Germany
                           -German leaders
                           -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] troop reduction
                           -Attendance at meeting
               -Evaluation of the President's work
                     -Effect of Gallup poll
               -Motivation
               -US relations with the People's Republic of China [PRC]
                     -The President's actions
                           -Effect on Soviet Union
               -MacGregor

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:04 am.

     Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
          -Oval Office

Bull left at 8:29 am.
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 570-11 (cont.)



     Federal pay legislation

Mrs. Nixon entered at 8:29 am.

     Mrs. Nixon’s television broadcast

Mrs. Nixon left at an unknown time before 8:40 am.

     Economic policies
         -Congress
               -Testing period for economic program
         -Military service draft extension
         -Pay raise
               -Freeze schedule
                     -MacGregor's analysis
               -Questions
         -William Proxmire
               -Family assistance
               -Social Security
               -Comments regarding Wilbur D. Mills
     Congress
         -News summary
         -Sense of confusion
         -Irresponsibility
               -Democrats

     Leaks
          -Accidental war agreement
               -Press report
                    -Tad Szule
                          -New York Times
                    -Radio

     Vietnam
          -Withdrawal dates
               -MacGregor

     John N. Mitchell
          -Location
          -Time for meeting
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 570-11 (cont.)




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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 1m 7s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:29 am.

     The President’s schedule

The President and Bull left at an unknown time before 8:40 am.

Mrs. Nixon entered at an unknown time after 8:29 am

     Mrs. Nixon's television broadcast
          -Film
                -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
                -Amount
                -Number of hours broadcast
          -California
          -Type of work
                -Various location shots
                      -Julie Eisenhower
                -Time
          -Editing
          -James D. ("Don") Hughes
          -Mrs. Nixon's activities
          -The President
          -Mr. [Forename unknown] Albee
                -New York
                      -Time

Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:29 am.
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 570-11 (cont.)



     Cabinet meeting

Bull left at an unknown time before 8:40 am.

     Television broadcast
          -Editing in New York
                -Virginia [Surname unknown]
          -Sound system
                -Type of microphones
                      -Distance
                      -Water
                -Modern technological equipment
                      -Microphones
                            -Distance
          -Calls

The President and Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:29 am.

     Cabinet meeting

The President, Mrs. Nixon, Bull, and Haldeman left at 8:40 am.