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Conversation: 746-017

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Start Date: Saturday, July 1, 1972 4:16 PM

End Date: Saturday, July 1, 1972 5:00 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Eisenhower, Julie Nixon[Unknown person(s)]White House operatorMacGregor, ClarkZiegler, Ronald L.Bull, Stephen B.

Recording Device: Oval Office

746-017a.mp3

746-017b.mp3

NARA Description:

On July 1, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, unknown person(s), White House operator, Clark MacGregor, Ronald L. Ziegler, and Stephen B. Bull met in the Oval Office of the White House from 12:16 pm to 1:00 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 746-017 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 746-17

Date: July 1, 1972
Time: 12:16 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Oval Office

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

     The President’s schedule
          -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
                 -Haldeman
                 -Schedule
                      -California

Julie Nixon Eisenhower entered at 12:16 pm.

     Julie Nixon Eisenhower
           -Media coverage
                -Girl Scouts
                -Cincinnati story
                      -Francis L. Dale
                          -News summary
                          -Baseball story

     President's schedule
          -Dabney Hibbert's wedding
                 -Date of wedding, Julye 22, 1972

     Personnel
          -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
               -Camp David
                    -The President’s press conference, June 29, 1972
          -Unknown woman
               -Work in overall programs
               -Age
               -David N. Parker
               -Article
                    -Mrs. Nixon’s concern
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                               Tape Subject Log
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                    -Woman’s earnings
                    -Public relations
                           -Sharon Crawford

Public relations
     -Mrs. Nixon
     -Non-political events
            -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
            -Tricia Nixon Cox
            -Examples
                  -Homemakers of the year, Environment Protection Agency [EPA]
                      conference, drug prevention
     -Article about Parker’s staffer
            -Effect
            -Ronald L. Ziegler
     -Mrs. Nixon
            -Washington Post
     -Vera Hershberg
            -Raymond K. Price, Jr.
            -Tricia Nixon Cox
            -Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s view
                  -Religious affiliation
                  -Assignments
             -Work
                  -Ralph Nader

Nader
    -Efforts and motives

Speechwriters
    -Political orientation
           -Patrick J. Buchanan
           -John K. Andrews, Jr.
    -Ted Lezar
           -Work with Julie Nixon Eisenhower
    -Work with Julie Nixon Eisenhower

First family scheduling
      -Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Tricia Nixon Cox, Mrs. Nixon
      -Frequency of scheduling events
             -Summer 1972
                   -Republican National Convention
             -Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s schedule
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                 -Parker
                 -Dallas, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia
                      -George C. Wallace
           -Degree of political involvement
    -National compared to local exposure
    -Julie Nixon Eisenhower's schedule
           -Democratic National Convention
           -Vocational education
                 -Homemakers of America
                      -Los Angeles
                      -Mrs. Nixon
                      -Tricia Nixon Cox
                      -Mrs. Nixon
                             -Schedule
                                  -Visit to Helene (Colesie) Drown
           -August
                 -Republican National Convention
           -Parker
           -Mrs. Nixon
    -Tricia Nixon Cox
            -California
            -League of United Latin American Citizens [LULAC]
                 -Reception
                      -Tone
                      -Speech
                 -Influence
                 -Dr. Henry M. Ramirez
                 -Romana A. Banuelos

Possible Spanish support
     -Texas
           -Republicans
           -John G. Tower
                 -Mexicans
     -California
           -Radicals
                 -Cesar Chavez
                 -Mexican-American Political Association [MAPA]
                     -Los Angeles
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                                      Tape Subject Log
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 8m 25s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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Julie Nixon Eisenhower left at 12:43 pm.

     Julie Nixon Eisenhower
           -Intelligence
           -Skill with people

     The President's schedule
          -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger
                -George P. Shultz
          -Republican Convention
          -John B. Connally's schedule
                -Europe
                -Jamaica
                -California
                -Democratic Convention
          -William P. Rogers
          -Weinberger
          -Cost of Living Council [COLC]
          -Richard G. Kleindienst
                -Death penalty
          -Clark MacGregor and Frederic V. Malek
                -Pat Hutar
                      -Compared to Patricia R. Hitt
          -Peter G. Peterson
                -Delegation to Soviet Union
                      -Alleged conversation with the President
                          -COLC
                      -Henry A. Kissinger
                      -Lon Fuller
                          -Background
                                 -Poland
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                                -Age
          -Sir Robert Thompson
                -Kissinger
          -Summary of possible meetings
                -Press coverage
          -Democrats
                -Miami

     Ronald W. Reagan
         -Call from the President, July 1, 1972
               -Reagan's trip to Europe
                     -Possible motive
                     -Kissinger’s meeting with Reagan
         -Knowledge
               -Communism in movie industry
               -Human Events
         -Speaking ability
               -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
               -Mrs. Nixon
                     -John N. Mitchell

     Speechmaking
         -Connally
         -MacGregor
              -Compared to Mitchell

     MacGregor’s schedule
        -Briefing

     Mitchell’s resignation
         -Letter for the President’s signature

An unknown woman entered at an unknown time after 12:43 pm.

     Request that MacGregor join them

The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 12:53 pm.

     Haldeman's conversation with Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
         -Mitchell's resignation
         -Agnew's statement on George S. McGovern, June 30, 1972
               -Charles W. Colson
               -Press coverage
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                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. Oct-06)


                     -Television

An unknown woman entered at an unknown time after 12:43 pm.

     MacGregor's location
        -1701 [Pennsylvania Avenue, Republican National Committee headquarters]

The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 12:53 pm.

Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 12:43 pm and
12:53 pm.

[Conversation No. 746-17A]

[See Conversation No. 26-40]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Staff

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 12s    ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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     Julie Nixon Eisenhower and Tricia Nixon Cox
           -Speeches
                -Editing
                -Substance
                -Price
                     -Message
                     -Andrews

Haldeman talked with MacGregor at an unknown time between 12:43 pm and 12:53 pm.

[Conversation No. 746-17B]

[See Conversation No. 26-41]
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 2m 57s     ]


[End of telephone conversation]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
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Ziegler entered at 12:53 pm.

     News leads
         -Social Security bill
               -Signing message
                     -The President’s writing
                     -Tone
         -Mitchell's resignation
               -Reporters’ schedule
                     -California

     The President's schedule
          -Contact with press
               -The President’s letter about Mitchell resignation
               -Press pool

     The President's statement on Mitchell's resignation
          -Lunch with Mitchell, June 30, 1972
          -The President’s letter
               -Personal decision
          -Mitchell's letter

     Watergate
         -E. Howard Hunt, Jr.’s gun and walkie-talkie
         -News reports on contents of Hunt's safe
               -Map, bugging device
         -Hunt
               -Ziegler's knowledge
               -Richard M. Helms
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     News leads
         -Mitchell's resignation
               -Compared to Social Security bill signing
         -Maritime story
         -Democrats' troubles
         -Mitchell's resignation
               -Martha (Beall) Mitchell
                     -Helen A. Thomas
                     -Dan Rather's conversation with Ziegler
                          -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] discussion and decision
                     -Health
                          -John Mitchell

Ziegler left and the President talked with the White House operator at 1:00 pm.

[Conversation No. 746-17C]

[See Conversation No. 26-42]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Telephone list

     The President's July 4, 1972 speech
          -Draft
          -Press and electronic coverage
                -Ziegler

The White House operator talked with the President at an unknown time between 1:00 pm and
1:02 pm.

[Conversation No. 746-17D]

[See Conversation No. 26-43]

Haldeman left at an unknown time before 1:02 pm.

[End of telephone conversation]

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:00 pm.

     The President’s schedule
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                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Oct-06)



The President talked with an unknown man [Haldeman?] at an unknown time between 1:00 pm
and 1:02 pm.

[Conversation No. 746-17E]

     Unknown person’s Haldeman's [?] conversation with Tricia Nixon Cox

[End of telephone conversation]

     The President’s schedule
          -Briefing books
          -Ziegler

Bull left at an unknown time before 1:02 pm.