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Start Date: Tuesday, June 27, 1972 3:57 PM

End Date: Tuesday, June 27, 1972 5:50 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Woods, Rose MaryHaldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Butterfield, Alexander P.[Unknown person(s)]Kissinger, Henry A.Ziegler, Ronald L.Sanchez, ManoloWhite House operator

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:53:50

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:50:25

NARA Description:

On June 27, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Rose Mary Woods, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Alexander P. Butterfield, unknown person(s), Henry A. Kissinger, Ronald L. Ziegler, Manolo Sanchez, and the White House operator met in the Oval Office of the White House at an unknown time between 11:57 am and 1:50 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 743-006 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 743-6

Date: June 27, 1972
Time: Unknown between 11:57 am. and 1:50 pm.
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Rose Mary Woods.

     The President's list of baseball greats
          -Tape
                -Names

H. R. Haldeman entered at 12:03 pm.

          -John R. (“Jackie”) Robinson
                -Statistics
                -The President’s recollection

Woods left at an unknown time between 12:03 and 12:06 pm.

                -Track and field
                -James C. ("Jesse") Owens
                -Skill as athlete
                -The President's view
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      The President's schedule
           -Congress's schedule
                 -Delay
           -California
           -Thelm C. (“Pat”) Nixon's schedule
                 -Chicago
           -Congress
                 -Social securityand debt limit bill
           -Camp David
           -Congress

Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 12:06 pm.

      Documents for President’s signature

      The President's schedule
           -Spiro T. Agnew's appearance before Jaycees
           -The President's experience as Vice President
                 -Dwight D. Eisenhower
           -Appearances by the President

Butterfield left at 12:10 pm.

      Pending legislation
          -Welfare reform
                -Russell B. Long
          -Revenue sharing
          -Michael J. Mansfield resolution
                -Timing
                -Henry A. Kissinger
                -Timing
                -Kissinger

      Association of Counties
          -Appearances by George S. McGovern, Edmund S. Muskie,
           Hubert H. Humphrey, Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson, James B. Allen,
           George C. Wallace
          -Muskie
                 -Busing
          -Vietnam

The President left at an unknown time after 12:10 pm.
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Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:10 and 12:56 pm.

          [Conversation No. 743-6A]

     Number of attendees at a function [Association of Counties]
        -David N. Parker
        -The President’s remarks
               -Vietnam

[End of telephone conversation]
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The President entered at an unknown time before 12:56 pm.


     The President’s schedule
          -Association of Counties
          -Revenue sharing
          -Agnew's remarks

Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:10 and 12:56 pm.

     [Conversation No 743-6B]

     Association of Counties meeting
         -Agnew’s remarks
                -Revenue sharing

[End of telephone conversation]

          -Timing
          -Location
          -Possible topics for the President's remarks
          -The President's view
          -Mayors meeting
                -New Orleans
                -The President's view
          -Association of Counties

     The President's statement on meat prices
          -Technical problems with networks
          -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] objection to format
               -Ronald L. Ziegler
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                    -Sabotage
         -Teleprompter
         -Format
               -Single camera
               -Compared to previous statements
         -Press coverage on meat quotas
               -Los Angeles Times article

    Public relations
         -Efforts
                -Political
                -Charles W. Colson, Patrick J. Buchanan
                -Economy
                -Buchanan's memorandum
                      -Administration's strength
                           -National Security

    The President's schedule
         -Forthcoming press conference
               -Pending legislation


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    White House staff
        -Youth
        -Woods
        -Buchanan, John P. Sears, Leonard Garment
        -Kevin P. Phillips
               -Domestic policy
        -Youth
               -Political beliefs
        -Jeffrey Bell
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         -Buchanan

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    Public relations efforts
         -White House staff
         -Kissinger
         -John D. Ehrlichman
         -Myles J. Ambrose

    The President's schedule
         -Association of Counties
               -Agnew's schedule
         -Previous visit to flood area

    News leads
        -Democratic platform
        -Meat prices
        -Vietnam War
        -President’s press conference
              -Timing
        -Price controls

    Arthur F. Burns's letter
         -The President's view
         -John B. Connally
         -American people
               -Need for leadership
                    -The President’s actions
                          -Trips to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] and Soviet Union
                          -Mining of Haiphong Harbor
                    -McGovern and Wallace


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
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[Duration: 7m 40s     ]


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Kissinger entered at 12:56 pm.

     Kissinger's meeting with commentators
          -Ehrlichman

     Kissinger's conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
          -Grain sales
                -Timing
                -Arrangements
                     -Maritime Union
                          -Peter G. Peterson, Colson
                          -Thomas W. ("Teddy") Gleason

     Kissinger's schedule
          -Meeting with Senators
                -Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr., Ernest F.(“Fritz”) Hollings
                -Kissinger's Peking trip
                -Charles H. Percy, Charles MacMathias, Jr. Hollings
                     -Mansfield amendment
                          -Possible vote
                -Future meeting

     Vietnam peace negotiations
          -Forthcoming meetings
          -Chances for success
                -McgGovern

The President left at an unknown time after 12:56 pm.

           -US bombing around Hue
                -Effects
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     Kissinger's schedule
          -John W. Chancellor

The President returned at an unknown time before 1:12 pm.

     Vietnam military situation
          -Letter from North Vietnamese soldier
          -Morale
                -McGovern
          -Threat of military action after election

     Vietnam peace negotiations
          -Acceptable options
          -McGovern
          -North Vietnamese strategy
          -Cease-fire
                -Release of prisoners of war [POWs]
          -Possible administration actions
          -Cease-fire
                -POWs
                -North Vietnam
                -Advantages
                -North Vietnam
          -Gloria Emerson
                -Commentary
                -Kissinger’s view
          -Press coverage
                -Effect
                      -Support for the President

     Kissinger's schedule
          -The President's schedule

     The President's forthcoming press conference
          -Announcement on draftees
               -Ziegler
               -Melvin R. Laird

     National Security Council [NSC] Consultant
          -Carter [First name unknown]
          -Speech at Brookings Institute
                -View of administration policy
                      -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
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      John d. Lavelle situation
           -Press reports
           -Compared to Daniel Ellsberg situation
           -Number of violations
                 -Effect
                 -North Vietnam protests
           -Actions

      Kissinger's schedule
           -Chancellor
           -CBS
                 -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr.

Kissinger left at 1:12 pm.

      The President's schedule
           -Association of Counties
           -Agnew
           -Ehrlichman
           -Association of Counties meeting schedule

      Kissinger
           -Value of activities
           -McGovern

      Welfare
          -Raymond K. Price, Jr. and Buchanan
          -Administration action
               -Attack on McGovern
          -House Resolution [HR] 1
          -Abraham A. Ribicoff's proposal
          -McGovern’s proposal
          -HR 1
          -Democrat platform

      The President's schedule
           -Association of Counties
                -Ehrlichman’s view

      The President's article on baseball greats

The President talked with Woods at an unknown time between 1:12 and 1:26 pm.
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           [Conversation No. 743-6C]

           -Spelling of names
                 -Ziegler
                 -Elroy Face

[End of telephone conversation]

           -Instructions for Haldeman to call Ziegler

. Haldeman talked with Ziegler at an unknown time between 1:12 and 1:26 pm.

           [Conversation No. 743-6D.]

           [See Conversation No. 26-12]

[End of telephone conversation]

           -Hugh Casey
           -Face

Ziegler entered at 1:26 pm.

           -Face
                -Correct first name
           -Mase Brown
                -Casey

Ziegler left at 1:27 pm.

           -Face

Woods entered at 1:27 pm.

           -Brown, Casey
           -Marjorie P. Acker
                -[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II's handwriting

      [No conversation]

The President left at 1:29 pm.
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Manolo Sanchez entered at 1:29 pm.

       Refreshments

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:36 pm.

The President entered at an unknown time before 1:36 pm.

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between
1:29 and 1:36 pm.

       [Conversation No. 743-6E.]

       [See Conversation No. 26-13]

[End of telephone conversation]

The President talked with Ziegler between 1:36 and 1:37 pm.

       [Conversation No. 743-6F.]

       [See Conversation No. 26-14]

[End of telephone conversation]

       Robinson
          -Owens's record

       Baseball greats

Ziegler entered at 1:41 pm.

       -Spelling of Jim Konstanty's name
       -Ronald Perranoski
          -Los Angeles Dodgers
       -The President's article
          -Sporting News
          -Wire services
          -Clifford Evans
          -Tom Subject [?]
                 -AP
          -Sporting News
          -Sports Illustrated
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           -Washington Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times,
       Philadelphia Inquirer
           -Evans
                -Timing of article
                -The President’s possible remarks to Evans
       -Frank Robinson
       -Lefty Grove
       -Hoyt Wilhelm
       -Bob Feller
       -Hank Greenberg
       -Baseball Writers Association
           -Arky Vaughn
       -The President's article
           -Newspapers
           -Magazines
           -AP

Ziegler left at 1:43 pm.

       The President's schedule
       -Association of Counties
       -William F. ("Billy") Graham

Haldeman left at 1:50 pm.
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