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Start Date: Thursday, June 24, 1971 2:42 PM

End Date: Thursday, June 24, 1971 2:44 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Mills, Wilbur D.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 04:37:50

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:49:12

005-156.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 24, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Wilbur D. Mills talked on the telephone from 10:42 am to 10:44 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 005-156 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 5-156

Date: June 24, 1971
Time: 10:42 am - 10:44 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Wilbur D. Mills.
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                                      Tape Subject Log
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[See Conversation No. 528-6]

     Mills’ work on H.R.1
          -Vote counts
                 -Gerald R. Ford
     President's possible help with H.R.1 in Senate
          -Russell B. Long                                              Conv. No. 5-154 (cont.)
          -Wallace F. Bennett

     Senate legislative strategy for H.R.1
          -Timing of hearings
          -Long's statements
                -Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield, Carl B. Albert
          -Welfare
                -Guaranteed annual wage
                -Work requirements

     Governor Ronald W. Reagan's views on welfare
         -Mills’ possible speech to California legislature on welfare

     Office of President
          -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson's and Mills’ ability on foreign policy

     Pentagon Papers
          -Lyndon B. Johnson and disloyalty of former subordinates
          -Daniel Ellsberg
                -Robert S. McNamara
                -Joseph McCarthy
          -Johnson-John F. Kennedy involvement
          -Need to protect security of secret government documents
          -President's conversation with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Ronald L. Ziegler
          -Security classification
                -Alger Hiss case
          -Turning over of documents to Mansfield and Albert
                -F. Edward Hébert
          -Mills’ forthcoming trip to New Haven, Connecticut
                -Congressman Robert N. Giaimo
                -Anticipated press conference
                      -Administration's response
          -Rule of law
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                        Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. 10/08)



     H.R.1

     Revenue sharing
         -President's conversation with George P. Shultz
         -Mills’ proposal
         -President's forthcoming conversation with Richard J. Daley
         -President's conversation with Shultz and John B. Connally, June 23
         -John W. Byrnes                                              Conv. No. 5-156 (cont.)

     President's schedule
          -Indiana, Illinois
          -Recent trips to Oklahoma, Atlantic City

     Patriotism in America

     President's possible role in legislation
          -H.R.1
          -Shultz, Connally
          -Revenue sharing