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Conversation: 690-007

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Start Date: Tuesday, March 21, 1972 3:07 PM

End Date: Tuesday, March 21, 1972 3:34 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Shultz, George P.Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Nixon, Thelma C. ("Pat") (Ryan)Sanchez, ManoloBull, Stephen B.[Unknown person(s)]Nixon, Richard M. (President)Shultz, George P.Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Nixon, Thelma C. ("Pat") (Ryan)Sanchez, ManoloBull, Stephen B.[Unknown person(s)]

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:48:18

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:16:10

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NARA Description:

On March 21, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, George P. Shultz, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Thelma C. ("Pat") (Ryan) Nixon, Manolo Sanchez, Stephen B. Bull, and unknown person(s) met in the Oval Office of the White House from 10:07 am to 10:34 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 690-007 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 690-7

Date: March 21, 1972
Time: 10:07 am - 10:34 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with George P. Shultz.

     Economy
         -Pay Board
              -Labor members
                    -Newspapers
                          -American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
                                [AFL-CIO]
                                -George Meany
              -John B. Connally, Herbert Stein, Donald H. Rumsfeld and Shultz
                    -Discussion
              -Meany
                    -Recent breakfast
                    -Ehrlichman
                          -Advice
                                -Call from the President
                                      -The President’s schedule
                                      -Call from Shultz
                    -Strategy
                    -Meeting with Shultz
                          -Organized labor
              -Leonard Woodcock
              -Frank E. Fitzsimmons
              -Public membership
              -Policy
                    -Case-by-case basis
              -Meany
                    -Meeting with the President
                    -Meeting with Shultz
                          -Newspapers
                    -Reasons for actions
                    -Longshoremen strike
                          -Settlement
                    -Meeting with Shultz
                          -Instructions from the President
                    -Connally
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                             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                        Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. 10/06)

                                                                          Conv. No. 690-7 (cont.)
                             -Recommended call from the President
                                  -Reasons
                       -Call from Shultz
                             -Possible meeting with the President
                                  -Recent breakfast
                       -Small businesses
                             -Possible exemption from controls
                       -Low income exemption
                             -Cost of Living Council [COLC]
                       -Meeting with Shultz

H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 10:17 am.

                       -Call from Shultz
                             -The President's instructions
                                   -Small businesses
                       -Shultz's forthcoming meeting with the President
                       -Democratic efforts
                             -Joint Economic Committee
                             -Organized labor
                       -Consumer Price Index [CPI]
                       -Reasons for actions
                             -Wage and price controls
                       -The President's press conference

Shultz left at 10:19 am.

     The President’s forthcoming Soviet trip
          -Possible trip to Poland
                -William P. Rogers
                      -Meeting with Haldeman
                -Haldeman's talk with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
                      -Polish government
                            -Henry A. Kissinger
                                 -Soviets
          -Iran
          -Poland
          -US-Soviet Summit
          -Polish government
                -Haig
          -Rogers
                -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO]
                                        6

                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/06)

                                                                  Conv. No. 690-7 (cont.)
     -Poland
          -Foreign policy
               -Relations with the US
               -Kissinger
                     -The People's Republic of China [PRC] trip
                          -Television coverage
                          -Shanghai Communiqué
                          -Compared to Soviet trip

European trip
     -Rogers
          -Haldeman's talk with Haig

The PRC trip
     -Marshall Green
          -Press
                -Taiwan, Republic of China
          -Television appearances
                -Meet the Press
                -Haldeman
                -Ronald L. Ziegler
          -Meeting with the President
                -News
                      -Possible labor walkout from Pay Board
          -Trip to Florida
                -Press briefing
                -Timing
                -Rogers
                -Haldeman
                      -Arrangements
                -Timing
                -Meeting with the President
                      -Timing
                -Press briefing

Issues

Proper attire
     -Military aide

[No conversation]
                                               7

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)

                                                                 Conv. No. 690-7 (cont.)
     International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case
           -Typewriters

     [C. Arnholdt Smith and political fundraising story]
          -News coverage
               -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
                    -Remarks
                          -Life magazine
                                -Clifford Irving case
                          -Look magazine

Haldeman left and Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon entered at 10:29 am.


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 3m 26s ]


MANOLO SANCHEZ AND STEPHEN B. BULL ENTERED AT AN UNKNOWN TIME
AFTER 10:29 AM.

SANCHEZ AND BULL LEFT AT AN UNKNOWN TIME BEFORE 10:34 AM.

     [NO CONVERSATION]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 10:29 am.

     [Nihat Erim]
          -National anthem
          -Coat
                -Bull

Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 10:29 am.
                                               8

                             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)

                                                                       Conv. No. 690-7 (cont.)

     Coat

The President, Mrs. Nixon, the unknown man and Sanchez left at 10:34 am.