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Conversation: 621-031

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Start Date: Saturday, November 20, 1971 4:13 PM

End Date: Saturday, November 20, 1971 5:00 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Eisenhower, Julie NixonParker, David N.[Unknown person(s)]Woods, Rose MaryBull, Stephen B.Butterfield, Alexander P.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:52:55

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:39:41

621a.mp3

621b.mp3

621c.mp3

621d.mp3

NARA Description:

On November 20, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, David N. Parker, unknown person(s), Rose Mary Woods, Stephen B. Bull, and Alexander P. Butterfield met in the Oval Office of the White House from 11:13 am to 12:00 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 621-031 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 621-31

Date: November 20, 1971
Time: 11:13 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Oval Office

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

     The President's schedule
          -Previous speech to American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial
               Organizations [AFL-CIO] convention
               -Press coverage
                      -Helen A. Thomas
               -Public reaction
                      -Rose Mary Woods
                      -Publicity
                      -Mrs. Lou Gehrig
               -Press coverage
                      -United Press International [UPI]
                      -George Meany
               -Public reaction at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts event
                      -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
               -John B. Connally's views
                      -Charles W. Colson
               -The President's attendance at Khmer Classical Ballet Performance
               -Julie Nixon Eisenhower

     National economy
          -The President's program
                -Pay Board
                     -Meany's pay raise
                           -Colson's views
                           -John A. Scali's views
                           -Popular views
                           -Editorial writers
                           -Polls
                                 -Meany's pay raise
                                 -The President's previous speech to AFL-CIO convention
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                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 621-31 (cont.)


                                -Reception by Meany

Public relations
     -Previous speech at AFL-CIO convention
            -Thomas
            -Public reaction
            -Press coverage
            -The President's previous call to Seymour Halpern
            -Press coverage
                 -Dan Rather
                 -Frank Cormier
                       -Connally's views
                 -Lyndon K. (“Mort”) Allin’s view
                       -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
                             -Meany
                       -American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC]
                 -Tricia Nixon Cox's views
                 -Scali's views
                       -John F. Kennedy's visit to Houston
            -Labor leaders
            -Press coverage
                 -US navy
                 -Film
                       -Julie Nixon Eisenhower and Tricia Nixon Cox
                 -Telegrams to White House
                 -Thomas and Cormier
            -White House reaction
                 -George P. Shultz's view
                       -Meany
                             -Pay Board
                             -Scali's view
                       -The President's economic program
                             -Wage freeze

Rumsfeld
    -Possible meeting with the President
    -Forthcoming call from Haldeman
         -The President's economic program

National economy
     -The President's program
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 621-31 (cont.)


           -Meany's pay increase
               -James D. Hodgson
               -George W. Romney

Public relations
     -Previous speech to AFL-CIO convention
            -Popular reaction
                 -Press coverage
            -Thomas's view
            -Associated Press
                 -Cormier
                 -Ronald L. Ziegler
            -Press coverage
            -Content and phraseology
                 -The Vice President
                       -Rather
            -Press coverage
                 -Rather
                 -White House response
                       -Ziegler
                       -Cormier
                       -The President’s view
            -Gen. Walter R. Tkach's view
            -White House response
                 -Meany
                       -Participation on Pay Board
                             -Connally's view
                       -Pay increase
                             -Connally's possible statement
            -The President's conversations with Halpern and Alan Bible

Helicopter
     -Noise

Tkach

Ziegler
     -Gerald L. Warren

The President's schedule
     -Football games
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                             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                    Conv. No. 621-31 (cont.)


                -Pepper Rodgers

Julie Nixon Eisenhower and David N. Parker entered at 11:36 am.

          -Woods

Haldeman left at 11:36 am.

     Julie Nixon Eisenhower's schedule
           -Haldeman's presence in meeting

The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 11:36 am and 11:37
am.

[Conversation No. 621-31A]

     Requested Haldeman join them

[End of telephone conversation]

Rose Mary Woods entered at 11:37 am.

     Julie Nixon Eisenhower's schedule
           -Haldeman
           -The President

H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at an unknown time after 11:37 am.

          -William L. Safire
          -Patrick J. Buchanan

     US Navy
         -[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II
         -Blacks

     First Family's schedule
           -Location of appearances
           -Television
           -Local candidates
           -Issues compared to politics
                 -The President’s policies
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                NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                            Tape Subject Log
                              (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 621-31 (cont.)


-David Eisenhower and Tricia Nixon Cox
-Mrs. Nixon
-Invitations
      -Case Western Reserve University
      -Youth
            -The President’s view
            -High schools and colleges
-White House staff involvement
      -Scali, Richard A. Moore, Safire and Ziegler
      -Advance staff
      -Secret Service
-The President's schedule
-Invitations
      -Screening
            -Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s view
      -Number
      -Company Christmas parties
      -Jews and blacks
            -The President’s view
      -Catholics and ethnics
      -Jews and blacks
            -The President’s instructions
-Television talk shows
      -Possible questions
            -The Vice President
      -Possible conversation topics
-Volunteer center
      -Director
            -Frederic V. Malek
      -Aged
            -Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s possible participation
-Aged
      -Compared to youth
      -Number
            -Voting pattern
-Volunteer organizations
      -Vocational clubs and boys clubs
      -Julie Eisenhower’s participation
            -Young Men’s Christian Association [YMCA]
            -Boy Scouts
            -4-H
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                          Conv. No. 621-31 (cont.)


                       -Salvation Army
                 -Presidential awards
           -Presidential awards to individuals
           -Drugs
                 -Efforts of professional athletes
                       -David Eisenhower
           -Television talk shows
                 -Robert F. Kennedy
                 -Issues
                       -Buchanan
                 -Personality
                       -Previous questions on Cleveland television show
                 -Issues
                       -John D. Ehrlichman and John C. Whitaker
                             -Environment
                       -Public concern
                             -Polls
                 -Family life
                       -Tricia Nixon Cox
                       -Woods
                       -Ann Landers
                 -Letters to the White House
           -Locations
                 -South
                       -Border states
                 -Mountain states
                       -Importance
                 -Small states

Stephen B. Bull and Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 11:56 am.


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 45s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                         Tape Subject Log
                                           (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 621-31 (cont.)


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Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Parker and Woods left at 11:58 am.

     The President's schedule

Bull and Butterfield left at 12:00 pm.