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Start Date: 24-May-1973 1:39 PM

End Date: 24-May-1973 1:40 PM


White House operatorNixon, Richard M. (President)Arends, Leslie C.

Recording Device: White House Telephone


NARA Description:

On May 24, 1973, White House operator, President Richard M. Nixon, and Leslie C. Arends talked on the telephone from 1:39 pm to 1:40 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 039-005 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 39-5

Date: May 24, 1973
Time: 1:39 pm - 1:40 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The White House operator talked with the President.

       Incoming telephone call

The President talked with Leslie C. Arends.

[See also Conversation No. 440-39]

       Republican Party leadership meeting, May 23 




             -Republican Congressmen’s morale 

             -White House response         

                    -White Paper [Statements about Watergate, May 22, 1973]
                           -National security
                                  -Effect on United States foreign policy
                                          -Reception for former prisoners of war [POWs]
                                                 -Negative effects
                                          -Importance of secrecy
                                                 -People’s Republic of China [PRC]
                                                 -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

       Arends’ possible speeches

       President’s previous comments


                                      Tape Subject Log 

                                     (rev. February-2011)

                                                              Conversation No. 39-5 (cont’d)

              -National defense