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Conversation: 572-003

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Start Date: Tuesday, September 14, 1971 2:07 PM

End Date: Tuesday, September 14, 1971 2:21 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Allott, Gordon L.Arends, Leslie C.MacGregor, ClarkBeLieu, Kenneth E.[Unknown person(s)]

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:16:11

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:29:02

572a.mp3

572b.mp3

NARA Description:

On September 14, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Gordon L. Allott, Leslie C. Arends, Clark MacGregor, Kenneth E. BeLieu, and unknown person(s) met in the Oval Office of the White House from 10:07 am to 10:21 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 572-003 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 572-3

Date: September 14, 1971
Time: 10:07 am - 10:21 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Gordon L. Allott, Leslie C. Arends, Clark MacGregor and Kenneth E.
BeLieu.

     Selective Service conference report
          -F. Edward Hebert
                -Support
                -Committee
          -Allott
          -US foreign relations
                -People's Republic of China [PRC]
                -Soviet Union
                -Europeans
                -Japanese
                      -Economic action
                            -Impressions created in world
                -Need for bill
          -Long-term interest
          -Allott's son
                -US Navy
                      -San Diego
          -Senate bill
          -Conference (Gates) report
                -Pay raise scale
                -House bill
                -Senate bill
          -Support of military service draft
          -Michael J. Mansfield
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 572-3 (cont.)


                -Strong defense
          -Mansfield
          -Michael Gravel
          -Alan Cranston
          -Richard S. Schweiker
          -Cloture
                -Majority vote
                -Filibuster
                      -Mansfield
          -International implications on the draft
          -Military personnel
                -Pay issue
          -The President's statement of draft bill
          -Senate position
          -House of Representatives
                -Position
                      -Conference Report
                            -Mansfield Amendment
                      -Stuart F. Symington
                      -Thomas J. McIntyre
          -Work on the Mansfield Amendment
                -Hebert
                -House filibuster
                      -MacGregor's talk with John C. Stennis
          -Congressional recess
                -Final resolution
                      -Mansfield's call to MacGregor

     The President's schedule

     Military service draft extension bill
           -Tactical problem
           -Damage to US international position

An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 10:07 am.

     Schedule

The unknown person left at an unknown time before 10:21 am.
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                          Tape Subject Log
                                            (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 572-3 (cont.)


     Military service draft extension bill
           -Passage of bill
           -Need for military draft
           -Mansfield
           -International position
           -Mansfield, John G. Tower, Stennis
                 -Motion
           -The President's forthcoming talk with Mansfield
           -The President's support
           -Congress

     The President's schedule
          -Next meeting
               -Health

The President, et al. left at 10:21 am.