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Conversation: 806-006

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Start Date: Tuesday, October 24, 1972 12:59 PM

End Date: Tuesday, October 24, 1972 2:04 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Butterfield, Alexander P.Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Bull, Stephen B.White House operatorAndrews, John K., Jr.Ziegler, Ronald L.

Recording Device: Oval Office

806-006a.mp3

806-006b.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 24, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Alexander P. Butterfield, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Stephen B. Bull, White House operator, John K. Andrews, Jr., and Ronald L. Ziegler met in the Oval Office of the White House at an unknown time between 8:59 am and 10:04 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 806-006 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 806-6

Date: October 24, 1972
Time: Unknown between 8:59 am and 10:04 am
Location: Oval Office

Alexander P. Butterfield met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.

         Haldeman’s injury
             -Scratch
                 -Cause and circumstances
                      -Paper clip

The President entered at 9:05 am.

         The President's schedule
             -Signing ceremony paper
             -Possible meeting with John B. Connally

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:05 am.

         The President's farm speech
             -Raymond K. Price, Jr.

Butterfield and Bull left at 9:11 am.


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        The President’s schedule
            -Incident during October 23, 1972 trip
                 -Man with shotgun

        Crowd control

Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:11 am.

        John K. Andrews, Jr.'s farm speech draft

Bull left at an unknown time before 9:15 am.

        Crowd control
           -Safety of children
           -Disabled people
           -Haldeman’s, Ronald L. Ziegler's actions
           -Measures for motorcades
               -Ohio
           -Man with shotgun
               -Publicity
                    -Effect

        Public opinion
            -Robert H. Finch’s view
                 -Vietnam
                 -The President's safety

        Demonstrators
           -Types
               -New York campaign trip
                    -America the Beautiful
                    -Campaign counter-measures
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                     -Condition of demonstrators
                         -Drug use


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The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 9:11 am and
9:15 am.

[Conversation No. 806-6A]

[See Conversation No. 32-14]

[End of telephone conversation]

        Crowd control
           -Reaction
           -Ohio
               -Schools
           -Chicago
           -Southern California
               -Plans
                    -Announcement
                    -Finch
                    -Charles W. Colson
                    -Motorcade compared to airport rally
           -Rallies
               -The President's future
           -Southern California
               -Motorcades
               -Compared to Ohio and New York
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                 -Demonstrators
                 -Cancellation
                     -Security
                     -Vietnam

The President talked with Andrews between 9:15 am and 9:17 am.

[Conversation No. 806-6B]

[See Conversation No. 32-15]

[End of telephone conversation]


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        Crowd control
           -George S. McGovern supporters
           -The President’s recent trip to New York
               -Joseph M. Margiotta
           -Hecklers
               -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
                    -Use of whistle
                        -Journalist son’s Cracker Jacks box
               -The President's predicament
                    -Colson
                    -The President's demeanor
                        -News coverage
               -Benefit of motorcades
                    -Public vision
                        -Compared to rallies
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        Motorcade safety
           -Chicago
               -Police
           -Ohio
               -Police
           -Reasons for possible cancellation
               -Vietnam
               -Presidential security
               -Presidential health
           -Announcements
           -Crowd turnout
               -Opposition
           -Presidential safety
               -Carroll Kilpatrick
                    -Earl Warren Commission
                         -Washington Post
               -Recommendation
                    -Compared to rally
               -Bubble top on car
                    -Weather
               -Unexpected stops compared to preplanned route

Ziegler entered at 9:42 am.

        Press photograph session of the President's meeting with Henry A. Kissinger and
        William P. Rogers
            -Mood of meeting
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                  -Rogers
         Ziegler’s forthcoming press conference
             -Vietnam negotiations
             -Progress
                  -Saigon embassy statement
                  -Kissinger’s meeting with the President
                  -Kissinger’s forthcoming press briefing
                       -Announcement
                           -North Vietnam
                           -Kissinger’s view
                           -Ziegler’s forthcoming conversations with Kissinger and the President
                           -Timing

Ziegler left at 9:46 am.

         Motorcade safety
            -Robert H. (“Bob”) Taylor
                -Conversation with Haldeman, October 23, 1972
                -Secret Service
            -Positioning in motorcade
            -Communication between the President and motorcade leader
            -Stopping and starting
                -Taylor’s view
                -Communication between Taylor and Haldeman
                -Communication between Taylor and the President
                     -Intercom
                          -Hecklers


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Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:46 am.

        The President's schedule
            -Photographic session
                -Pool press
                     -Length of time
                          -Instruction for Ziegler

Bull left at an unknown time before 10:04 am.

        Photograph sessions
            -Problem


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        Presidential safety
            -Kilpatrick
                 -Washington Post
                 -Recent column
                      -Possible motivation
            -Rallies
                 -Compared to motorcades
                      -Consequences for attacked
                           -Lee Harvey Oswald
                           -George C. Wallace
                               -Arthur H. Bremer
            -Motorcade
                 -Cancellation
                      -Vietnam
                      -Weather
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                         -Snow or wind
                             -Precautions
                         -Chrysler
                     -Bubble-top car

        Watergate
           -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]
           -John D. Ehrlichman
           -Issue
           -Administration strategy
                -Colson
                -John N. Mitchell
                -Daniel L. Schorr's story on investigation
                    -John W. Dean, III
                    -Connection between investigations
                         -Journalistic methods
                -Adminstration response
                    -Clark MacGregor
                    -Specific denials
                    -Possible lawsuit
                         -Deposition
                    -Specific denials
           -McGovern's handling
                -McGovern
                -Recent story
                    -Lack of specifics

Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:46 am.

        The President's schedule
            -Meeting with Rogers
                -Photograph session
                     -Length

Bull and Haldeman left at 10:04 am.