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Conversation: 034-042

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Start Date: Monday, December 11, 1972 9:59 PM

End Date: Monday, December 11, 1972 10:01 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Ziegler, Ronald L.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

034-042.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 11, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Ronald L. Ziegler talked on the telephone from 4:59 pm to 5:01 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 034-042 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 34-42

Date: December 11, 1972
Time: 4:59 pm – 5:01 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Ronald L. Ziegler.
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                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. Dec.-07)

                                                            Conversation No. 34-42 (cont’d)


[See Conversation No. 385-10]

      Announcements
          -George P. Shultz remarks
                -[Economic Stabilization and Federal spending]
          -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan
                -[Ambassadorship to India]
          -Robert J. Dole, George H. W. Bush
                -[Chairmanship of Republican National Committee]
          -Shultz
                -Bulletin on Associated Press [AP]
                -United Press International [UPI]
          -Bush
                -Bulletin on AP
          -Shultz remarks
                -[Economic stabilization and Federal spending]
                      -Wage and price controls
                            -Freeze on government pay at executive level
                      -Budget
                            -1973
                                  -Outlay limits of $250 billion
                            -1974
                                  -Full employment balance

      Vietnam negotiations
           -Paris
           -The President’s recent meeting with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
           -Cables to Henry A. Kissinger

      Announcements
          -Shultz’s remarks
          -Bush-Dole
          -Moynihan
          -Agriculture Department
                -December 12, 1972
                -J. Philip Campbell
                -Staff changes
                -Vietnam negotiations
                      -Kissinger
                                             -39-

                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Dec.-07)

                                                                 Conversation No. 34-42 (cont’d)

                  -The President’s recent meeting with Haig


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[Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift]

      The President’s schedule
           -Christmas plans
                 -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon’s statement
                 -Florida
                 -Ziegler’s statements

[End segment reviewed under deed of gift]
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      White House Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony
           -Press coverage

      Press relations
            -Washington Post
                   -[Constance M. (Cornell) (“Connie”) Stuart]
                   -Press pools

      White House
           -Christmas
                 -Ziegler’s compilation of history of first term
                       -Tours
                       -Wire service coverage
                       -Possible review by the President
                 -Receptions, tours
                       -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon