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Start Date: 25-Feb-1971 4:07 PM

End Date: 25-Feb-1971 4:34 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Waggonner, Joe D., Jr.Moody, Juanita MorrisWhitaker, John C.Cook, Richard K.White House photographerSanchez, Manolo

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:20:48

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:48:32

458-007.mp3

NARA Description:

On February 25, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Joe D. Waggonner, Jr., Juanita Morris Moody, John C. Whitaker, Richard K. Cook, White House photographer, and Manolo Sanchez met in the Oval Office of the White House from 4:07 pm to 4:34 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 458-007 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 458-7

Date: February 25, 1971
Time: 4:07 pm - 4:34 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Joe D. Waggonner, Jr., J. M. Menefee, John C. Whitaker, and Richard K.
Cook; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting

     Greetings
          -Photograph

     Oil production
           -Louisiana
                -Menefee’s briefing
                -Offshore
                -Onshore
           -Menefee’s background

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 4:07 pm

     Refreshments

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:34 pm
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                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                  Tape Subject Log
                                     (rev. 9/08)



Oil production in Louisiana
      -Menefee’s background
            -Appointment
                  -Earl K. Long
      -Louisiana Department of Conservation
            -History
      -Methods of regulation
            -Hearings                                      Conv. No. 458-7 (cont.)
      -Oil prices
      -Figures of production
            -Productivity
      -Problems of increased production
      -Number of wells
            -Production
      -Texas
            -Compared to Louisiana
                  -Computer data
                  -Personnel
      -Menefee’s work
            -Figures of production
      -President’s view
            -Administration position
                  -General George A. Lincoln
                  -Whitaker
                  -Menefee’s goal
                  -Whitaker
                        -Possible meeting
      -State-owned oil land
      -Oil depletion allowance
      -Administration position
            -Marginal drilling
            -William Proxmire
            -John B. Connally
      -Oil people
      -Increased Louisiana production

The President’s presentation of gifts

Possible meeting
     -Whitaker
     -Paul W. McCracken
     -Lincoln
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 9/08)



          -Elmer F. Bennett
     Farewells

Waggonner, et al. left at 4:34 pm



                                                                Conv. No. 458-7 (cont.)