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Conversation: 031-124

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Start Date: Wednesday, October 18, 1972 10:16 PM

End Date: Wednesday, October 18, 1972 10:51 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

031-124.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 18, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 6:16 pm to 6:51 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 031-124 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 31-124

Date: October 18, 1972
Time: 6:16 pm - 6:51 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See Conversation No. 369-13]

        The President's schedule
            -Forthcoming meeting with Congressional leaders
            -Congress
                -Adjournment
                -Past session
                     -The President’s view
                -Possible tax increase
                     -John B. Connally
            -Meeting with Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger and George P. Shultz
                -Budget
                     -John D. Ehrlichman's briefing
            -Congress and the budget, taxes
                -The President’s statements
                     -Weinberger, Shultz


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
                                             78

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. Oct-06)

[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 11m 27s ]


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        The President’s meeting with foreign labor leaders, October 17, 1972
            -George Meany's call to Shultz
            -The President's speech
                -Comparison to John F. Kennedy's speech

        Amnesty issue
           -The President's previous meeting with Prisoners of War [POWs] families
               -Meany's comments
               -The President's discussion with Ehrlichman
                    -Connally
               -Significance of event
                    -Ehrlichman’s view compared with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman’s view
                    -Substance of the President's appearance
                        -Comments on amnesty and POWs
           -Use by the President's surrogates
           -Meany's comments
               -Meany
                    -Colson’s view
           -The President's meeting with POW families
               -The President's ideas compared with George S. McGovern’s ideas

        The President's schedule
            -Congressional action
            -Connally's broadcast
            -Signing ceremony on revenue sharing
                -The President’s view


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal returnable]
                                            79

                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. Oct-06)

[Duration: 7m 52s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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       Taxes and the budget
           -The President’s forthcoming meeting with Ehrlichman, Weinberger and Shultz at
           Camp David
               -Revenue sharing signing ceremony
           -Forthcoming presidential vetoes
               -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW]
                appropriation
           -Public perception of the President


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 8m ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3

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       Congressional adjournment
          -The President's cancelled meeting with leaders
               -Thomas P. ("Tip") O'Neill, Jr., Michael J. Mansfield
                   -The President’s view


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[Personal returnable]
                                             80

                       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Oct-06)

[Duration:   51s   ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

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