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Conversation: 698-009

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Start Date: Thursday, March 30, 1972 10:32 PM

End Date: Thursday, March 30, 1972 11:11 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")[Unknown person(s)]Bull, Stephen B.Colson, Charles W.Woods, Rose MarySanchez, Manolo

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:13:15

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:52:24

698a.mp3

698b.mp3

NARA Description:

On March 30, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, unknown person(s), Stephen B. Bull, Charles W. Colson, Rose Mary Woods, and Manolo Sanchez met in the Oval Office of the White House from 5:32 pm to 6:11 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 698-009 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 698-9

Date: March 30. 1972
Time: 5:32 pm - 6:11 pm
Location: Oval Office

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

     The President's schedule
          -Prior meeting with Frank E. Fitzsimmons
                -George Meany
          -Forthcoming speech at the National Catholic Educational Association [NCEA]
          convention
                -Wisconsin primary
                      -Timing

Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 5:32 and 5:51 pm; the
President conferred with Haldeman during the call.

               -Patrick J. Buchanan
               -Length
               -Buchanan
                     -Completion
               -Timing

     [End of telephone conversation]

               -Opinions whether to give the speech
                    -Pro and con
                          -Debates
                               -Domestic Council
                                    -Meeting
                                          -Charles W. Colson
                                          -George P. Shultz
                                          -John B. Connally

     Canadian trip
         -Schedule
                -State dinner
                      -Roland Mitchener
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                  -Luncheons
                  -Pierre E. Trudeau
                        -Entertainment
                        -Buffet
                              -Receiving line
                  -Mitchener
                  -Arrival time

     Soviet trip
          -Kissinger's meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
                 -Poland
                      -Stopover
                           -Kissinger

[The following portion of this conversation is included in RG 460; the WSPF did not transcribe
this portion.]

     International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT]
           -Colson
           -Discussions
           -Colson
                -Vacation
                -Other work
           -John D. Ehrlichman
                -The administration’s anti-trust policy
                -Statements
                -News stories
                -Meeting
                -Memoranda
                -John N. Mitchell
                -Richard W. McLaren

[End of RG 460]

     Forthcoming speech to the NCEA
          -Timing
               -Wisconsin primary
          -Television
          -Time
          -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon

     Phillip V. Sanchez
           -Background
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          -Meeting with the President
                -Discussion
          -Position
          -Haldeman’s view
          -Lawyer

     American Cancer Society meeting
         -Ann Landers
              -Letter
                    -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
              -[Mike Finamore]
                    -Leukemia
         -Finamore
              -Statement to the President
                    -John K. Andrews, Jr.
                    -John F. Kennedy

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 5:32 pm.

     Birthday calls

     Meeting with Colson

Bull left at an unknown time before 5:51 pm.

     Telephone calls
          -Birthday greetings
                -Associates of the President
                -Senators and Congressmen
                -One call per day
          -Notes
                -Edward J. Gurney
                -Marlow W. Cook
                -Hugh Scott
          -Congratulation calls
                -Fitzsimmons
                      -Pay Board
                      -Meeting
                -Notes
                -Criteria for notes
                      -General Services Administration [GSA]
                -The President as Vice President
                      -Letters from Dwight D. Eisenhower
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     Sanchez
          -Invitation to the state dinner for Luis Echeverria Alvarez
                -Rose Mary Woods
                      -List
                            -Romana Acosta Banuelos
                -Food
                -Fred Waring
                      -Eisenhower
                            -Press reaction

     Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
         -Waring
         -Alice Roosevelt Longworth
              -Naming of center
                    -Kennedy
         -Kennedy family
         -[William McC. Blair, Jr.]
         -Roger C. Stevens
              -Personnel Committee
                    -Trustees
                    -Administration action

Colson entered at 5:51 pm.

     Fitzsimmons
           -Experience
           -George Meany
           -Election
           -Meeting with the President
                -Discussion
                -Compared to the President’s breakfast with Meany
                -Stephen B. Bull
           -Longshoremen
           -Building trades
                -Unions
           -Meany
                -Henry M. ("Scoop") Jackson
           -Leonard Woodcock
                -Edmund S. Muskie
           -Democratic National Convention
                -Muskie
                      -Meany
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                -Woodcock
                    -American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial
                    Organizations [AFL-CIO]
                    -Control by Meany
     -Meany
           -John L. Lewis
     -Talk with Colson
           -Meany
                -Constituency
     -Columbia Country Club
           -Burning Tree
                -Richard G. Kleindienst
           -Meany
           -Membership for Fitzsimmons
           -Chevy Chase
     -Joseph Vitolio [sp?]
           -New York
     -[First name unknown] Schlesing [sp?]
     -Einar Mohn
     -Murray R. (“Dusty”) Miller
     -George T. Bell
           -Meeting with eastern Ohio business agents of all unions
                -[First name unknown] Galtieri [sp?]
                -International Brotherhood of Teamsters
                      -Support for the President
     -James R. (“Jimmy”) Hoffa
           -Television appearance
                -Endorsement for the President
                -Issues and Answers
     -Meany
           -Relationship with the Administration
           -Breakfast meeting with the the President
                -Connally
     -Labor leaders
           -Compared to businessmen
     -View of the President
     -Vocabulary
     -George P. Shultz
           -Relationship with Fitzsimmons
                -Golf

The President's schedule
     -Golf
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          -Meany
          -Fitzsimmons
          -Shultz
          -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew

Colson's schedule

Dinah Shore Show
    -Landers
    -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
          -Taping
               -Timing
                     -The President’s trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC]

Colson's schedule
     -Vacation
           -Golf
                 -Greenbrier
                       -Truman Wright
           -Homestead
           -Williamsburg
           -New England
                 -Jack J. Dreyfus, Jr.
                 -Boston
                 -Cape Cod

Aid for parochial schools
     -Shultz
     -Speech at the NCEA
           -Timing
                -Wisconsin primary
           -Catholics

The President's schedule
     -Sons of Italy
          -John Cardinal Krol
          -Philadelphia
                 -Aid for parochial schools
                      -Controversy
                      -Cardinal Krol
                      -Terence Cardinal Cooke
                      -The President's announcement
                      -Archdiocese press
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                           -Catholic Standard

     News events
         -Politics
               -Wisconsin primary
                    -Edward M. Kennedy
                    -Birch E. Bayh, Jr.
         -ITT

[The following portion of this conversation is included in RG 460; the WSPF did not transcribe
this portion.]

     ITT
           -Public opinion
           -Mail
                 -Congressional
                 -White House
                      -Party workers
                            -Republican National Committee
                 -Edward Kennedy
           -Kleindienst
                 -Talk with James O. Eastland
                      -Possible closing of hearings
                      -Michael J. Mansfield
                            -Statement

[End of RG 460]

     Economy
         -Grand Union food chain
              -Announcement of freeze on prices
                   -Meat
                   -Poultry
                   -Public psychology
         -Connally
              -Networks
         -Grand Union

Rose Mary Woods entered at 6:08 pm.

     Dinah Shore Show
         -Appearance by Julie Nixon Eisenhower
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     Haldeman's schedule

Haldeman and Colson left at 6:08 pm.

     Dinah Shore Show
         -Julie Nixon Eisenhower's appearance

     The President’s schedule


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 1m 49s ]


Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 6:08 pm.

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:11 pm.


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

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     White House bonsai trees


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 31s ]

END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5

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The President and Woods left at 6:11 pm.
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