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Start Date: Monday, April 3, 1972 8:19 PM

End Date: Monday, April 3, 1972 8:33 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:38:05

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:52:07

022-067.mp3

NARA Description:

On April 3, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 3:19 pm to 3:33 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 022-067 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 22-67

Date: April 3, 1972
Time: 3:19 pm - 3:33 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See Conversation No. 328-35]

The President conferred with an unknown person at 3:19 pm.

[End of conferral]

     The President’s schedule
          -Foreign policy matter
          -Meeting with Ronald L. Ziegler

     International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case
           -George S. McGovern
                -Questioning by the press
                -Mistake
                      -The President’s view
                -Primary
                -Press coverage
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/06)



          -Staff
                -Links with Edward M. Kennedy’s staff
          -Mistake
     -Taxes
          -Investigation by the Committee
                -Kennedy staff man
          -McGovern’s statement
                -Press criticism

Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson
    -Criticism of New York Times
          -Boeing employee

Media
    -Coverage of Senators

ITT case
     -Dita D. Beard
           -Criticism of Vance Hartke statment
     -Developments
           -Time and Newsweek
                 -Public response
           -Peter Lisagor
                 -Lack of evidence
     -Colson’s efforts
           -Creating doubt
           -Public response
           -Administration’s strategy
                 -Timing

Economy
    -Food prices
         -Colson’s talk with Albert E. Sindlinger
               -Poll
                     -Public attitude
                     -John B. Connally’s remarks
         -Upcoming Marina von N. Whitman briefing
               -Wholesale Price Index [WPI]

Vietnam
     -Public issue
     -North Vietnam offensive into South Vietnam
                                          55

                       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                   Tape Subject Log
                                     (rev. 10/06)



         -Bombing by the US
              -Publicity
                   -White House strategy
                         -US withdrawal
         -Democrats’ strategy on issue
              -The President’s view
              -McGovern
              -Edmund S. Muskie statement
                   -Military action
                   -Disadvantages
                         -Public response
         -North Vietnamese aggression
              -Treaties
                   -Demilitarized zone [DMZ]


    Colson’s schedule
         -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
               -School issue
         -Activities


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    George Meany
        -Withdrawal from the Pay Board
             -James Rademacher’s criticism
                  -Threatened withdrawal from the American Federation of Labor-Congress
                       of Industrial Organizations [AFL-CIO]
                       -International Brotherhood of Teamsters
                  -Request for call to Colson
                       -Support for the President
                                              56

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



          -Teamsters and building trades
               -Basis of labor support
               -Frank E. Fitzsimmons
                    -Rademacher
                    -Catalyst role
                    -Talk with George T. Bell

     ITT case
          -Developments
          -Other issues
               -Food prices
               -Busing

     Busing
          -Richmond case
               -Importance
               -Media coverage
          -Department of Justice cases
               -Frequency
          -John D. Ehrlichman
          -Public attitude
               -Symbolic areas
                      -Richmond and Detroit