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Start Date: Tuesday, November 2, 1971 12:42 AM

End Date: Tuesday, November 2, 1971 1:03 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Colson, Charles W.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:07:04

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:27:51

013-060.mp3

NARA Description:

On November 1, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 7:42 pm to 8:03 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 013-060 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 13-60

Date: November 1, 1971
Time: 7:42 pm - 8:03 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

     Foreign aid bill
          -Melvin R. Laird's statement
                -Press coverage
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                               Tape Subject Log
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                -American Broadcasting Company [ABC]
                -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
                -Wire services
           -Senate vote on foreign aid
     -William P. Rogers
           -Forthcoming statement
                -Conversation with John A. Scali

George Meany and E. Frank Fitzsimmons
    -Forthcoming conversation with Colson
    -Possible actions by other labor leaders
         -James Suffridge
         -Paul Hall
                -Wheat shipments
                      -Oil shipments
                            -President's schedule
                                  -Peter M. Flanigan, George P. Shultz
                                  -Forthcoming meeting with William McMahon
                            -Colson's schedule
                            -Flanigan's views
                            -Oil, farm policies
                            -Shultz's views
                            -Farm issue
         -Hall, Suffridge
         -Fitzsimmons
         -Jay Lovestone
                -Forthcoming meeting with Colson
         -Joseph A. Beirne
         -Joseph D. Keenan
    -Pay Board
         -Possible legislation
    -Views about pay increases and freeze
         -Shultz
         -Possible administration alternatives
    -Possible strikes
    -Popular support for President's economic program
    -Role in American Federation of Labor-Council of Industrial Organizations [AFL-
         CIO]
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                               Tape Subject Log
                                 (rev. 10/06)



Foreign aid program
     -Scali's efforts
           -Colson
           -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
           -Harry S. Truman

Edward W. Brooke, Jr.
    -Call to Colson
          -Edward M. Kennedy
               -Statements
               -Recent voting record

Edmund S. Muskie
    -Voting record

Hubert H. Humphrey
    -Voting record

Agnew
    -Forthcoming speech
         -Senators' voting records

Kennedy
    -Statements

James R. (“Jimmy”) Hoffa
     -Possible clemency
           -Fitzsimmons
           -Colson’s view
     -Parole Board
           -Forthcoming decision in July 1972
           -John N. Mitchell's role
           -Decision, August 1971
           -Connections with unions
     -Possible clemency
           -Fitzsimmons
                 -Pay Board
                 -Control of Teamsters
                 -United Auto Workers [UAW]
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                              Tape Subject Log
                                (rev. 10/06)



Pay Board meeting, October 1972
     -Attendees
          -Meany
          -Fitzsimmons, Leonard Woodcock

Hoffa
     -Parole Board
          -Kennedy's possible actions
     -Robert F. Kennedy
     -Time in prison
          -Popular opinion
     -Possible clemency
          -White House action
          -Reaction
                -Life magazine
                -Clark Mollenhoff
                -Edward Kennedy
                -Mollenhoff
          -Justification
     -Parole Board
          -August 1972 meeting
                -Fitzsimmons
     -Possible clemency
          -Justification
          -Popular opinion
          -Time in prison
          -Daniel Ellsberg case
          -Conduct in prison
          -Wife, Josephine [Poszywak]
          -Hoffa's health

Pay Board
     -Fitzsimmons’ role
           -Shultz's view
     -Arnold R. Weber

Teamsters
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



     Fitzsimmons
           -Forthcoming conversation with Colson
                -Pay Board
                     -Meany
                -Hoffa

     Foreign aid program

     National economy
          -President's Phase II program
                -Colson's forthcoming call to Fitzsimmons
          -Status
                -Retail credit
          -John B. Connally
                -Schedule
                -Relations with labor leaders
                      -Meany
          -Pay Board
                -Colson's forthcoming conversation with Lovestone
                -Meany's possible actions