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Conversation: 024-155

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Start Date: Tuesday, May 16, 1972 7:59 PM

End Date: Tuesday, May 16, 1972 8:10 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Colson, Charles W.Bull, Stephen B.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:47:50

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:58:46

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NARA Description:

On May 16, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Charles W. Colson, and Stephen B. Bull talked on the telephone from 3:59 pm to 4:10 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 024-155 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 24-155

Date: May 16, 1972
Time: 3:59 pm - 4:10 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

     Vietnam
          -Vote in Senate on Robert C. Byrd amendment
               -The President's conversation with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
               -Robert A. Taft, Jr.'s vote
                     -Reasons
                     -Previous support
                     -Forthcoming call from Colson
               -Richard S. Schweiker
               -Charles H. Percy
               -Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.
               -Percy
                     -Polls
                     -Calls
                           -Robert W. Galvin [?]
                     -Vote
                           -Reasons
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                      -Roman C. Pucinski
                           -Support for the President
                           -Change in position on Vietnam
                -Colson’s vote
          -Taft's vote

     John B. Connally's departure
          -Handling


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[Duration: 29s ]


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          -The President's walk to Treasury Department
               -Haldeman
               -Press photographs
                     -George C. Wallace
                     -Wire stories
                     -Crowds
                           -The President's chats
                     -Associated Press [AP] story
                           -Gaylord Shaw
                     -Presence of children
                     -Foreign tourists
               -Fears for safety
               -Publicity
                     -Reassurance to nation
               -Caution

The President conferred with Stephen B. Bull at an unknown time.

     Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
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           -Allen J. Ellender's movies
                -Attendance

[End of conferral]

     Assault on Wallace
          -Arthur H. Bremer
                -Political affiliations
                      -Press stories
                            -Kenneth W. Clawson
                      -Young Democrats
                      -Interest in politics
                            -Father's statement
                                    -Support of Hubert H. Humphrey
                -Planning of assassination
                      -Publicity
                            -John D. Ehrlichman and Haldeman
                            -Possible labels
                                    -Wallace as candidate
                                    -Wallace not a candidate
          -Wallace's condition
                -Paralysis
                -Unknown neurosurgeon
                -Dr. William M. Lukash's and Dr. Walter R. Tkach's assessments


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[Duration: 1m 9s ]


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     Vietnam
          -Blockade
               -Press criticism of the President
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                   -Risks to Soviet summit
                   -Colson's Request for a call to Haldeman
                   -Hugh S. Sidey
                   -Peter Lisagor
              -The President's support
                   -Frank E. Fitzsimmons

    1972 election
         -Labor
               -Fitzsimmons
                     -Lack of support for Humphrey
                     -Support for the President
                     -Work for George S. McGovern
                     -Support for the President


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[Duration: 2m 2s ]


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    West Coast dock strike
         -Fitzsimmons's actions
               -Money to Harry Bridges
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