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Start Date: Wednesday, December 15, 1971 1:45 PM

End Date: Wednesday, December 15, 1971 4:30 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Bull, Stephen B.Butterfield, Alexander P.Kissinger, Henry A.White House operatorSmith, Margaret ChaseConnally, John B.Ziegler, Ronald L.Scali, John A.Eisenhower, Julie Nixon[Unknown person(s)]

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:03:37

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:49:23

638a.mp3

638b.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 15, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Stephen B. Bull, Alexander P. Butterfield, Henry A. Kissinger, White House operator, Margaret Chase Smith, John B. Connally, Ronald L. Ziegler, John A. Scali, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, and unknown person(s) met in the Oval Office of the White House from 8:45 am to 11:30 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 638-004 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 638-4

Date: December 15, 1971
Time: 8:45 am - 11:30 am
Location: Oval Office

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

     Television program


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     The President's schedule
          -Ronald L. Ziegler
               -Staff meeting
          -John B. Connally

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:45 am.

     Pens

Bull left at an unknown time before 8:49 am.

     Azores trip
          -Media coverage
                 -Hobart Rowen
                 -Connally
                     -Airport statement

Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 8:45 am.
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     The President's schedule
          -Meeting with Connally
               -Timing
               -Availability of the President

Butterfield left at an unknown time before 8:49 am.

     Azores trips
          -Media coverage
                -Devaluation of the dollar
                     -Effects
                           -US consumers

Henry A. Kissinger entered at 8:49 am.

     Oval Office
          -Decoration
               -“Star of the President”

The President talked with the White House operator at 8:49 am.

     Margaret Chase Smith's location

[End of telephone conversation]

     Oval Office
          -Decoration
               -Walter H. Annenberg
               -Steuben glass
               -Presidential seal
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              -“Star of the President”
              -Location in office
              -Birds

    Azores trip
         -Media coverage
                -“Today Show” and “Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] Morning News”
                     -Explanation of devaluation
                           -Effects
                                 -Prices
                                 -Jobs
                -CBS interview of Connally
                     -National Broadcasting Company [NBC]
                     -Georges J.R. Pompidou
                     -British
                     -Japanese
                     -Germans
         -Geroge R.S. Baring [Earl of Cromer]
                -Talk with Kissinger
                     -United Nations [UN] Security Council Resolution
                     -Comments
                           -Earl of Cromer’s location
         -Edward R.G. Heath
                -French and US
                -Germans and Italians
         -George P. Shultz
                -Talk with Kissinger
                     -Convertibility
                -Talk with Connally
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           -Peter G. Peterson
           -Arthur F. Burns
      -Kissinger's talk with Connally
      -Meeting
      -Convertibility
           -Numbers
           -Pompidou
                  -Agreement
      -French
           -Numbers
           -Concessions
           -Pompidou
                  -Note about US reaction
-Press
      -Joseph C. Kraft
           -Previous conversation with Kissinger
           -Reaction to coverage
           -French
      -“Azores Doctrine”
           -“Guam Doctrine”
                  -Difference in policy
      -Dan Rather
           -Comments
           -"Guam Doctrine"
                  -Editorials
      -Rowen
-Stock Market
      -Effect of agreement
-Communiqué
      -Pompidou
      -Connally
           -Status of the dollar
                  -England
                  -Italy
                  -Japan
-Pompidou
      -"Group of Ten" meeting
           -Devaluation
-Briefing
      -Connally’s previous conversation with Kissinger
      -Ziegler
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         -Rather [?]
         -John A. Scali
               -Preparation for questions
         -Kissinger
               -Pompidou
     -Connally
         -Praise from Kissinger
         -Role
         -Liaison with Congress
               -Meeting with leadership
                     -Clark MacGregor

President's schedule
     -Florida trip
            -Congressional meeting
                 -Connally
                      -Percentage of work

India-Pakistan situation
      -British resolution
      -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] assurances
            -West Pakistan
                  -No military attack
      -US strategy
            -UN
            -Possible letter exchange
                  -Leonid I. Brezhnev and the President
                  -Effect on People’s Republic of China [PRC]
                        -West Pakistan
      -Summit meeting
            -Media coverage
                  -CBS
            -USSR
            -Indians
            -PRC
            -Yuli M. Vorontsov
                  -Brezhnev
            -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
                  -Ziegler
                        -Coverage of Summit
      -Brezhnev
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           -Pakistan
                -USSR guarantee
                     -Vorontsov
                     -Dividing line
                -Formalization


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     INDIA


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Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:49 am.

     Smith
          -Incoming call

Bull left at 9:12 am.

The President talked with Smith between 9:12 am and 9:14 am.

[Conversation No. 638-4A]

[See Conversation No. 16-103; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]

[End of telephone conversation]


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     Azores meeting
          -Kissinger comments
          -New York Times story
                -Tad Szulc
                -Pompidou
          -Terms discussed
                -Percentage of devaluation
          -Germans, Japanese, and French
          -Lyndon B. Johnson
          -Connally
                -Kissinger opinion
          -Shultz proposal
                -Germany
                      -Possible settlement
                -Gold prices
                -French
                -Japanese
                      -Finance Minister
                            -Timing
                      -Peterson report
          -Pompidou
          -Possible written statement
          -Heath
          -Pompidou
          -“Group of Ten” meeting
          -President's stature in Europe
          -President's trips to New York and Paris
          -French and US relations
                -Dwight D. Eisenhower
                -Pompidou
                -Maurice Schumann
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     FRANCE


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                -Pompidou
                    -Upcoming American elections
                    -George H. Gallup polls


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          -Media coverage
              -Compared to John F. Kennedy
              -Nixon Doctrine

Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:14 am.

     President's schedule
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          -Connally meeting

Bull left at an unknown time before 9:28 am.

     The President's schedule
          -Florida

Connally entered at 9:28 am.

     Schedule

     Azores meeting
          -Public relations
          -Media coverage
               -Ziegler
               -Scali
                      -Upcoming meeting with Connally
                      -President's instructions about questions
               -Publicity
                      -Haldeman’s opinion
               -Compared to "Guam Doctrine"
               -CBS coverage
                      -Rather
               -Rowen
               -Devaluation of the dollar
               -NBC
                      -Connally interview with Irving R. Levine
                      -Price rises
                            -Jobs
               -Ziegler
               -Scali
               -Devaluation
          -Trade with Europe
               -US progress
          -Improvement of American competitive position
          -Devaluation
          -Imports
          -American goods
               -Prospects for the future
          -Need for modesty
          -US position
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               -Consideration for US trade partners
               -Possibility of recession abroad
         -Earl of Cromer
               -Recent conversation with Kissinger
               -UN Security Council Resolution
               -President’s instructions
                     -Connally’s upcoming conversation with the Earl of Cromer
               -Karl Schiller
                     -Quoted in the newspaper
                     -Need for another meeting
                     -Willy Brandt
                           -Relationship with Schiller
                           -Nobel Prize


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    WEST GERMANY


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        -Schiller
        -Brandt
             -Future meeting with the President
        -Pompidou


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    WEST GERMANY


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        -Congress
            -Henry S. Reuss
                   -Possible Action
            -MacGregor
                   -Briefing
            -Reuss
            -Jacob K. Javits
            -Authority to devaluate
            -Trade terms
                   -Potential problems
                         -Convertibility
        -Pompidou
        -Congress
            -Strategy
            -Resolution of authority
            -Trade concessions
            -Banking and Currency Committee
            -Finance
            -Ways and Means Committee
                   -Paul A. Volcker
                         -Inclusion
            -Briefing
                   -Schedule
                   -Convertibility
                   -Strategy
        -Convertibility
            -Agreement
            -Recessions and depressions
            -World trade
            -Camp David
            -Burns
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                      -Predictions
                -Stock exchange
          -Agreement
          -Briefing
                -Peterson
                -Shultz
                -Paul W. McCracken
                -Herbert Stein
                -Burns
                -Kissinger
                -State Department
                      -Foreign Affairs Committee in Congress
                            -J. William Fulbright
                                  -Involvement in briefing
                      -India-Pakistan situation
                      -Haldeman's call to William P. Rogers
                            -Macgregor and Connally
                      -Ways and Means Committee
                -Nathaniel Samuels
                -Volcker
                      -Haldeman’s call to Rogers
                            -State Department’s involvement
                -Ziegler
                -Scali
                -William D. Eberle
                -Directive about public statements
                -Michael J. Mansfield
                -Carl B. Albert
                -Michael J. Farrell

Haldeman left at 9:47 am.

               -Public statements
                     -Treasury Department
               -Press
          -Trade
               -Tobacco
               -Citrus
          -Pompidou
               -Meeting with Kissinger
                     -Tobacco
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                -Grain
                -Germans
          -Need for his assistance
     -Canadians
     -Connally's role
          -Credit for the President

Connally's schedule
    -Call to Germany
    -Schiller meeting
           -Timing
    -Breakfast
    -Communications with Egon Bahr

Child care bill
     -Media
           -James J. Kilpatrick, Jr. column
           -News summary
                -President's use
                -Dallas
                -Chicago
                -Washington Post
           -Kilpatrick
                -Column

Azores meeting
     -Connally
         -Strategy
                -Ziegler
                -Scali
                      -Assistance to Connally
         -Future
         -Jobs
         -NBC interview
     -Convertibility
         -Pompidou
         -Shultz
                -Instructions
                -Conversations with Connally and Kissinger
                -Views
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Haldeman entered at 9:55 am.

                 -Levine
                        -Previous conversation with Connally
                 -Pompidou
                 -Congress
           -Agenda
           -Trade
           -Revaluation of exchange rates
           -Political strategy
                 -Inflation
                 -International monetary conditions
                 -Employment
                 -US leadership
           -President’s instructions
                 -Public relations
           -US world position since World War II
                 -Finance
                 -Monetary importance
                        -The President’s August 15, 1971 statement
                        -Press coverage
                 -European reaction
                        -Need for co-operation
                             -Importance
           -Pompidou
           -European position
                 -Germany
           -Jobs
           -Results of meeting
                 -Time lag
                 -Currency realignment
                        -1972 election
           -Impact of trade changes
           -Burden sharing

Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 9:55 am.

     President's schedule
          -Congressional briefing
                 -Peterson
                 -Ziegler
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                -Scali

Haldeman, Kissinger, and Butterfield left at 10:00 am.

     Azores meeting
          -Connally
          -Credit for the President
          -August 15, 1971 actions

     Briefing
           -The President’s August 15, 1971 statement
           -World markets
                 -Convertibility
                 -Jobs in Germany, France, and the US
                 -Effects on trade
                 -Need to improve US position
           -Attitudes of Europeans
           -Economics
                 -Vitality of all participants
                       -Importance to US interests
           -US stance
                 -Toughness
                 -Purpose
           -Upcoming agreements
                 -Japan
                 -Canada
                 -Europe
           -Devaluation of the dollar
                 -Scali
           -Possible comments by the President
           -German deutschemark
           -August 15, 1971 actions
           -Wage and price controls
           -Implications for the future of US currency
           -Explanation of US position
           -Scali
                 -Location

Haldeman entered at 10:01 am.

           -Photograph
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           -Scali

Ziegler entered at 10:02 am.

     President’s instructions
          -Need for unity
          -Sensitivity of issues
                -Connally
          -Scali
          -Need for open communication
          -Timing

Scali entered at 10:05 am.

           -Press coverage
                -Upcoming negotiations
                -Need for White House clearance of remarks
           -Connally
                -Wage and price freeze
                -Taxes
                -International monetary situation
                -President's accomplishments
                      -Historical context
                      -Timing
                            -The President’s August 15, 1971 statement
           -Economic policy
                -Inflation
                      -Phase I and II
                -Jobs
                      -Tax incentive
                -International monetary situation
                      -Chances for success
           -Devaluation
                -Meaning
                -Effect on US goods and jobs
                -Reasons
           -US monetary situation since World War II
                -Compared to other countries
                -US dollar overvalued
           -Trade situation
                -Effect of monetary reform
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                       -Timing
           -Results of Azores meeting
                -President's leadership stressed

Kissinger entered at 10:13 am.

                -"Azores Doctrine"
                       -Corollary to “Guam Doctrine”
                             -Mutuality and burdensharing
           -US role in meeting
                -Nationalism
           -Effects in Europe
                -Burns’s view
                       -Instability
                             -Possible recession
           -US responsibility
                -Spending
                -Freedom
                -Stability
           -European viewpoint
                -Pompidou
                       -Perceived victory

     Azores meeting
          -Dealing with the Germans and Japanese
          -National interests
          -Reasons for US involvement
               -Offset agreement
               -Major currency realignment
               -Trade concessions
               -Realignment
                      -Fairness to US dollar
          -Pompidou
          -Result for France
               -Washington Star article
                      -George Sherman
          -Heath's upcoming visit
          -Pompidou
               -Previous conversation with the President
                      -Simile
                            -Lebanese
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                          -United Press International [UPI]
                               -Helen A. Thomas
     -France
          -Victory in devaluation
          -Attitude toward gold
     -Press
          -Kissinger's opinion
                 -US objectives
     -US results
     -French results
          -Ideology
     -Gold prices
          -World market prices
          -Raising of price
          -French viewpoint
                 -Connally's opinion
                 -Hoarding
                       -History
                             -French Revolution
                       -Kissinger's opinion
                 -Attitude toward own currency
          -PRC
                 -View of money
                       -Methods
          -French
                 -View of gold
                       -Pompidou
                             -Forthcoming election
                 -Relative revaluation
                       -Connally’s backgrounder
          -US position compared to French position
     -Devaluation
     -Revaluation

President’s instructions
     -Volcker
     -Reuss
     -William Proxmire
     -Javits
     -Democrats
           -View of agreement
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                       -Possible change
                 -Franklin D. Roosevelt
           -Revaluation
                 -Effects internationally
                       -Prices
                       -Jobs
                       -Prices abroad
                       -US product prices
                             -Effects in the US
                       -Common Market
                       -Japan
                       -Effects on dollar
                             -Vulnerability and strength
           -Realignment of world currencies
                 -Effects
                       -Competitiveness of US goods
           -Revaluation
                 -Semantics
           -France
           -Connally
                 -Work toward agreement
                       -Recommendations
                       -Negotiations
           -President's comments about agreement
                 -Pompidou
                 -Great Britain
                 -US economy
                       -Compared to other Western powers
                             -Germany and Japan
           -Results
                 -Credit
                       -Connally
           -Friday meeting with Connally
                 -Instructions

Connally, Scali, and Kissinger left at 10:38 am.

     USSR summit
         -Press coverage
               -Ziegler’s previous conversation with Haig and Kissinger
         -India
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           -USSR
                -Ziegler's strategy
           -Kissinger

Haldeman talked with Kissinger [?] at an unknown time between 10:38 am and 10:41 am.

[Conversation No. 638-4B]

     Requested Kissinger return to the Oval Office

[End of telephone conversation]

           -India-Pakistan
                 -USSR role
                 -UN
                 -Effect on negotiations
                      -Potential problems

     West Coast dock strike
          -Timing of statement
          -Settlement from President
          -Possible questions
          -Congress
                -Legislation
          -Need for legislation
          -Shultz's, Charles W. Colson's opinion
                -Farm belt opinion
          -Need for transportation legislation
          -Strategy
                -Ziegler’s opinion
          -Congressional action

Kissinger entered at 10:41 am.

     India-Pakistan situation
           -Ziegler strategy
                -USSR Summit
                       -Possible effect
                             -Kissinger’s comments to the press
           -Negotiations
                -Potential for success
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           -Administration plans
           -Rogers
           -Effect on negotiations with USSR
           -USSR Summit
                -Cancellation possibilities
                      -Kissinger's remarks
                      -The President’s remarks
                -PRC
                -Vorontsov
                      -Meeting with Kissinger

     Azores meeting
          -Connally
              -Compared to rest of Cabinet
              -Credit
              -Pompidou
                    -Upcoming Group of Ten meeting
                    -Publicity
                    -Negotiations
              -Press
                    -Szulc
                    -Reaction
                    -Pompidou
                    -European press
                         -Germans
                         -European press compared to US press
                         -Spiro T. Agnew
                         -Skip Isaacs

Ziegler left at 10:54 am.

     Release of Richard G. Fecteau from PRC
          -Kissinger
                -Call to Edward W. Brooke and Edward M. Kennedy
          -Kennedy
                -Statement
          -Human interest story
          -Confinement
                -Amount of time
                      -Fecteau and Mary Ann Herbert
          -Effect on prisoners of war [POW] wives
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         -Mao Tse-Tung
         -John T. Downey
              -Sentence commutation


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    INTELLIGENCE


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         -Effect on POWs

    Kissinger's appointment with Vorontsov
         -Timing
         -UN Security Council resolution
         -Brezhnev letter
         -Request for letter about Pakistan USSR intention
               -Effect on PRC
                     -Possible outcome
         -Exchange of letters
         -PRC
         -USSR
         -PRC

    Personnel
         -Scali
               -Future assignments
         -Ziegler
         -Scali
               -Importance of public relations
               -Reliability
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                 -Compared to Ziegler
                 -Haldeman
                 -Ziegler
                       -Desire to get into Washington Special Action Group [WSAG]
                            -Abilities
                 -Kissinger’s forthcoming talk with Haldeman
                 -State Department
           -William L. Safire
           -Scali
           -President's personnel philosophy

     India-Pakistan relations
           -Summit with the USSR
                 -Possible cancellation
                       -Kissinger’s comments
           -British resolution
           -Strategy
           -Opposition
           -USSR
           -PRC
           -Indians
           -US conservatives

     President's schedule
          -Briefing
                 -Kissinger's memorandum
                      -Connally’s talking points

     Kissinger's meeting with Vorontsov
          -Timing
                -Connally

Kissinger left at 11:05 am.

     USSR Summit
         -Kissinger’s comments

     President's schedule
          -Florida
                 -Length of visit
          -Time interview
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                                                                Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)


                -Time and location
           -Press conference
                -Value-added tax [VAT]

     Connally
         -Negotiations
               -Pompidou
         -Style

     Kissinger

     VAT
           -Press coverage
                -Magazines
                -Joseph W. Alsop story
                -Property taxes
                -Sales taxes
                      -Effect on the poor

     President’s schedule
          -Press conference
                -Questions and answers [Q&A]
                -Vietnam announcement
                      -Timing
                -Public opinion
                -Patrick J. Buchanan
                -Heath meeting
                -Brandt meeting
                -Group of Ten meeting
                      -Location
                      -Connally’s schedule
                            -Heath meeting
          -Florida
                -Weather
          -Camp David
          -India-Pakistan relations
                -Kissinger
          -Public opinion
          -Meeting with Congress

Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:05 am.
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                -Gifts
                      -Money clips
                           -Symbolism
                -Need for new gifts
                      -Placement of gifts
                      -Recipients of gifts

Bull left at an unknown time before 11:30 am.

     President's schedule
          -John D. Ehrlichman meeting
                 -Anti-trust action on television networks
                 -Ehrlichman’s location
          -Bill signings
                 -National Cancer Act of 1971
                 -Economic Stabilization Act Amendments of 1971
                 -Alaska claims
                 -Congress
                       -Timing of bill signings
          -Peterson memorandum
                 -Commerce Department
                       -Jobs
          -Budget
                 -Supersonic Transport [SST]
                       -Ehrlichman
                       -Possible passage
          -“A Day in the Life of the President”
                 -Music
                       -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
                             -Suggestions
                                   -Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Liszt
                       -Rose Mary Woods
                       -“Swan Lake” and “Sleeping Beauty”
                             -Eugene Ormandy
                             -London Symphony Orchestra
                             -Russians
          -Departure for Florida

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:05 am and
11:22 am.
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                                                                     Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)



[Conversation No. 638-4C]

[See Conversation No. 16-104]

[End of telephone conversation]

     The President's schedule
          -Congress
               -Bill signing
          -Budget

The President talked with Julie Eisenhower between 11:22 am and 11:25 am.

[Conversation No. 638-4D]

[See Conversation No. 16-105; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]

[End of telephone conversation]

     The President's schedule
          -Time-Life interview
                -Scheduling
                      -Hedley W. Donovan
                      -Church service
                      -Location
                           -Lincoln Sitting Room
          -Staff open house
                -Christmas decorating
                -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
                -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
          -Florida
          -Meeting with Congressional leaders
                -Helicopter
                -Possible duration
                      -Connally

An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 11:25 am.

                -Agnew
                -MacGregor and an unknown person
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                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                  Conv. No. 638-4 (cont.)



The unknown person left at an unknown time before 11:30 am.

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 20
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 1m 14s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 20

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     The President’s schedule
          -Forthcoming Congressional meeting
               -MacGregor
               -William E. Timmons

Haldeman left at 11:30 am.