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Start Date: Tuesday, December 26, 1972 11:47 PM

End Date: Tuesday, December 26, 1972 11:56 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Allen, George E.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

035-009.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 26, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and George E. Allen talked on the telephone from 6:47 pm to 6:56 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 035-009 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 35-9

Date: December 26, 1972
Time: 6:47 pm - 6:56 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with George E. Allen.

       Greetings

       Washington Redskins - Green Bay Packers, play off game, December 24, 1972
           -The President’s viewing on television [TV]
                 -Florida
           -Allen’s view of game
                 -Defense
                       -John Brockington

       Redskins' forthcoming game against the Dallas Cowboys
            -Calvin Hill
            -Cowboys
                   -Allen’s view
                         -Super Bowl contenders
                   -Roger Staubach
                         -Status for starting game
                         -Ability
                               -Running
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      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                        Tape Subject Log
                          (rev. Oct.-07)

                                                  Conversation No. 35-9 (cont’d)

                         -Previous game against the Cleveland Browns
-Last Dallas-Washington game
      -Allen’s view
            -Emotion
            -Playoffs
-Larry Brown
      -AstroTurf
-AstroTurf
      -Compared to grass
-Injuries
      -John Wilbur
            -Health
      -Diron Talbert
      -Verlon Biggs
      -Robert Lilly
            -Conservative starts string
-The President's attendance at game
-Allen’s team pep talk
      -Desire for victory
            -Cowboys’ defending Super Bowl champion status
            -Press coverage of the Redskins
-Press coverage of Redskins
-Team spirit
      -Obligation to the city of Washington, DC
            -Chicago Bears
            -Los Angeles Rams
-Injuries
-Game plan
-Allen’s view
-Allen’s feelings towards Texas
      -Dallas
            -Location of National Football League [NFL] Pro Bowl
                   -Tex Schramm
                   -Alvin R. (“Pete”) Rozelle
-Kicking game
      -Michael Bragg
      -Curt Knight
      -The President’s view
            -Bragg
      -Allen’s recent award to Bragg
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                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Oct.-07)

                                                              Conversation No. 35-9 (cont’d)

                       -Clock radio
                  -Knight
                       -Field goals
                       -Kickoffs
                  -Redskins-Packers playoff game
                       -Fans' feelings towards Redskins
                             -Compared to Los Angeles
                                    -Los Angeles Coliseum
                                         -Compared to [Robert F. Kennedy] [RFK] stadium
                                               -Acoustics

       Parting remarks
             -The President’s attendance at games
             -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon