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Start Date: 3-Aug-1972 2:30 PM

End Date: 3-Aug-1972 4:15 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Andreas, Dwayne O.Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")[Unknown person(s)]Kissinger, Henry A.White House operatorColson, Charles W.

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

353-018.mp3

NARA Description:

On August 3, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Dwayne O. Andreas, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, unknown person(s), Henry A. Kissinger, White House operator, and Charles W. Colson met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 2:30 pm to 4:15 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 353-018 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 353-18

Date: August 3, 1972
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

The President talked with Dwayne O. Andreas.
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H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 2:30 pm.

[Conversation No. 353-18A]

[See Conversation No. 29-4; two items have been withdrawn]

[End of telephone conversation]

       The President's schedule
            -Photograph session
                  -Timing
            -Possible trip to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
                  -Possible inclusion of congressmen
                         -Passage of disaster relief legislation
                  -Elmira, New York
                  -Logistics
                         -Aircraft
                               -Camp David
                  -Milton J. Shapp
                  -Visit to Wilkes College
                         -Relief bill
            -Elmira
                  -Possible inclusion of congressmen and senators
                         -Jacob J. Javits
                         -James L. Buckley
                         -Appropriations Committee members
                  -Timing
                         -Democratic National Committee meeting

Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm.

[See Conversation No. 353-18B]

       The President's possible visits to Wilkes-Barre and Elmira
            -Arrangements
                  -Inclusion of congressmen
                  -John D. Ehrlichman
                         -Plans
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                              -Legislative considerations
                                    -Inclusion of Appropriations Committee members
                              -Inclusion of local senators


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

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       Manolo Sanchez

       The President’s schedule
            -Departure time
                  -Haldeman’s forthcoming call
                         -Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo
                         -Robert H. Abplanalp

Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm.

[See Conversation No. 353-18C]

       The President's schedule
            -Rebozo
            -Abplanalp
            -John N. Mitchell
                  -[Republican National?] Committee

[End of telephone conversation]

       Elaine (Schwartzenburg) Edwards
             -Arrival in Washington
             -Meeting with Russell B. Long and the President
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             -Charles W. Colson
             -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
             -Appointment by Edwin W. Edwards
                   -Forthcoming election
             -Salary
             -Early resignation

       Forthcoming Sequoia cruise
             -Mitchell
             -Dwight L. Chapin, Ronald L. Ziegler, Robert H. Finch,
              Colson, Herbert G. Klein, Frederic V. Malek
             -Jeb Stuart Magruder
                   -Malek
             -William E. Timmons
             -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger
                   -Location
             -Chapin
             -Timmons

Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm.

[See Conversation No. 353-15D]

             -Chapin
             -Timmons

[End of telephone conversation]

             -Mitchell


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
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[Duration: 6m 9s      ]


Henry A. Kissinger entered at 3:00 pm.
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

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      The President’s previous conversation with Andreas
           -Bipartisan leadership meetings on foreign policy
                 -Invitations to Hubert H. Humphrey
                        -John B. Connally
                        -Barry M. Goldwater
                        -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT]
                        -Forthcoming call from Kissinger
                              -Briefings
                                    -Lyndon B. Johnson
                             -Rebozo
                                    -George S. McGovern
                        -Goals
                              -Reduction in campaigning
                              -SALT support


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 8m 54s     ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5

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      Kissinger's forthcoming call to Humphrey
            -Timing
                  -Announcement of Democratic vice presidential nominee
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Kissinger left at 3:10 pm.

       Murray M. Chotiner
            -Role in ballot security
            -Analysis of President's campaign
                  -Watergate
                  -Youth of campaign managers
                  -Evaluated
            -Areas of interest
                  -Intelligence


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6
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[Duration: 47s        ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6

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             -Role in previous campaigns
                   -"Chapman's Friend"
                          -Mitchell's evaluation
             -Financial condition
             -Support for President
             -Financial condition
             -Role in 1972 campaign
             -Young campaign managers
                   -"Chapman's Friend"
             -Handling of expense vouchers
             -Ballot security
             -Colson
             -Public relations savvy
             -Organizational skill
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       The President's schedule
            -Hawaii
                  -Mrs. Nixon
                  -William P. Rogers
                         -Adele (Langston) Rogers
                  -Adm. John S. McCain, Jr.'s retirement ceremony
                  -Clare Booth Luce
                         -Conversation with Kissinger
                         -Possible bipartisan reception for President
                               -President's support in Hawaii
                  -McCain's retirement ceremony
                         -Possible changes in time
                               -Kissinger
                  -Honolulu arrival
                         -Pearl Harbor
                               -Commander-in-Chief, Pacific [CINCPAC]
                  -Hilo
                         -Arrival of [Kakuei Tanaka]
                         -Meetings between the President and Tanaka
                  -Honolulu and Hilo arrivals
            -Crowd control
                  -Republican National Convention
                  -Legal problem
                         -William F. (“Billy”) Graham's rally
                               -Problems

The President talked with Andreas between 3:19 pm and 3:22 pm.

[Conversation No. 353-18E]

[See Conversation No. 29-5]

[End of telephone conversation]

       Watergate
            -Discussion with Andreas

       1972 Campaign
            -Miami convention
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               -Demonstrations
                      -McGovern signs
          -C. Norris Paulson
               -Colson
               -1946 congressional race
                      -Dorothy Healey
                      -[Ned R. Healy]
                      -Flyers
                             -Distribution
                             -Content
                                   -Link of Healy with Henry A. Wallace
          -Connection of McGovern to local candidates
               -New Hampshire
                        -Thomas J. McIntyre
                             -Flyers linking McGovern with McIntyre
                        -Distribution
                             -Chotiner
                       -Content
                -Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia
                      -William B. Spong
                             -Flyers linking with McGovern
                                   -Printing
                                   -Distribution
          -Supervision of flyer production and staff
               -Colson
          -Watergate
               -Magruder and staff


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7
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[Durati 44s         ]


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The President talked with the White House operator at 3:29 pm.

[Conversation No. 353-18F]

       Request for Colson
            -Executive Office Building [EOB] office

[End of telephone conversation]

       John C. Stennis
            -Possible birthday call from the President
            -Vote on defense authorization
            -Age

       The President's schedule
            -President's golf game
                  -Public reaction
                         -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
            -Changes in activities
            -Agnew
                  -Golf with George Meany
            -Golfing
                  -Freguency of games
                  -California
                         -Republican convention

       Water bill
            -John D. Ehrlichman's previous talk with the President
            -Howard H. Baker, Jr.
                  -Support
            -Cost
            -Environmental protection

Colson entered at 3:34 pm.


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 8
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 33m 13s    ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 8

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      Economy
           -Unemployment
           -Wholesale prices
           -Food prices
                  -Increases
           -Consumer Price Index [CPI]
           -Wholesale Price Index [WPI]
                  -Ehrlichman, George P. Shultz, Herbert Stein
                  -Farm issue
                         -Difficulties
                         -Food prices
           -Food stamp program
                  -Support from farmers
           -Stein
           -Retail sales
                  -Increases
           -Political implications
           -CPI
           -Possible freeze on prices
           -1971
                  -Inflation
                  -Jobs
           -Pulp and paper industry
                  -Problems


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 9
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 1m 29s     ]


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Haldeman and Colson left 4:15 pm.