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Start Date: Wednesday, October 18, 1972 11:05 PM

End Date: Wednesday, October 18, 1972 11:14 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

031-128.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 18, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 7:05 pm to 7:14 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 031-128 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 31-128

Date: October 18, 1972
Time: 7:05 pm - 7:14 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See Conversation No. 369-19]

        Congressional adjournment
           -The President's previous call from Margaret Chase Smith and Michael J.
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           Mansfield


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 1m 33s ]


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       Campaign issues
          -Amnesty
               -George Meany's call to George P. Shultz
          -Understanding of White house staff
          -Abortion, aid to parochial schools
          -Revenue sharing
               -The President’s view
          -Issues with individual impact
               -National defense
                   -Economy
               -Welfare abuse
               -Draft dodgers
               -Parochial aid
               -Abortion
          -National character
               -The President compared with George S. McGovern
          -Analysis
               -Peter Arnett
                   -Article cited in news summary
                        -The President's Vietnam War action
                             -May 8, 1972 decision to bomb Hanoi and mine
                              Haiphong harbor
                        -McGovern's stance compared with tide of country
                   -The President’s view
          -Vietnam
               -McGovern's speech
          -Taxes
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               -McGovern's spending proposals


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 49s ]


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       The President's schedule
           -Philadelphia appearance on revenue sharing
           -New York
           -Kentucky
           -Ohio
           -Use of radio
           -Bill signing
                -Young veterans group
                -Young labor group
                -Possible television coverage
                -The President's meeting with prisoners of war [POWs] families
                -Young labor group


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 1m 32s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3

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        Campaign issues
           -Vietnam War
               -Frank E. Fitzsimmons's view of McGovern's proposals