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Start Date: 18-Apr-1973 12:48 PM

End Date: 18-Apr-1973 12:58 PM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Shultz, George P.

Recording Device: White House Telephone


NARA Description:

On April 18, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and George P. Shultz talked on the telephone from 12:48 pm to 12:58 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 038-099 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 38-99

Date: April 18, 1973
Time: 12:48 pm - 12:58 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with George P. Shultz.

[See also Conversation No. 900-18]

     President’s schedule      

           -Rainer Barzel      

     Economic Stabilization Act 

          -Conference report        

                -Gerald R. Ford’s reaction       

                       -Wright Patman’s actions       

          -Effects of fight in Congress 

          -Senate action        

          -Rent controls        

          -Allocation of petroleum products 

                -Oil industry       

          -Definition of substandard earnings 

                -Exemption from wage controls         

                       -Health services      

                       -Food workers       

          -Authority to withhold funds
          -Disclosure of cost/profit information by Cost of Living Council [COLC]
                -Bryce N. Harlow’s reaction
                -Trade secrets
                -Comparison with Security and Exchange Commission reports [SEC]

          -Hearings concerning adverse wage determination 

                -John T. Dunlop’s actions in 1972 

          -Ford’s feeling concerning possible vote 

                -Price freezes        

                -Extension for one year        

                -Wage freezes           

          -Senate vote        

                -Effect on House of Representatives 



                                      Tape Subject Log 

                                     (rev. January-2011)

                                                            Conversation No. 38-99 (cont’d)

           -Rent controls      

                 -John J. Sparkman and John G. Tower 


           -Senate vote
           -Administration’s position     


                 -Business community opposition      

           -Enforcement of provisions

     Emigration of Soviet Jews 

          -Henry A. Kissinger       

          -Most favored nation [MFN] status 


          -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson’s reaction 

                -Jacob K. Javits and Abraham Ribicoff 

          -Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield and Hugh Scott 

          -Summit with Soviet Union 

                -Blame for possible cancellation    

                      -Jewish community        


     Economic Stabilization Act 


          -Herbert Stein