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Conversation: 042-063

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Start Date: Wednesday, April 21, 1971 7:31 PM

End Date: Wednesday, April 21, 1971 7:42 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:13:50

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:24:46

042-063.mp3

NARA Description:

On April 21, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 2:31 pm to 2:42 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 042-063 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 42-63

Date: April 21, 1971
Time: 2:31 pm - 2:42 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See Conversation No. 252-3]

     President's welfare stand
          -Approval by hardhats
                 -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman

     Colson's meeting with hardhats
          -Davis-Bacon bill
          -Peter J. Brennan

[A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was prepared under court order from
December 1978 through March 1979 for Special Access 8, Ronald V. Dellums, et al. v. James M.
Powell, et al., No. 71-2271. The National Archives and Records Administration produced this
transcript. The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.]

[End of transcript]
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 9/08)



Colson's meeting with hardhats
     -Colson's conversation with Haldeman
     -Minority hiring
           -Reaction
           -Political impact
     -Haldeman
     -Attitudes
                                                             Conv. No. 42-63 (cont.)
President's meeting, April 19, 1971, with labor leaders
     -Reaction
     -Thomas F. Murphy
     -Building and construction industry
            -Economic outlook
            -Colson's conversation with John D. Ehrlichman
            -Pittsburgh and Alleghany Co.
            -Outlook

Colson's meeting with hardhats
     -Rowland Evans and Michael Novak
          -Column on Edmund S. Muskie and the Trotskyites
     -Brennan
          -Attitude on communists

President's speech on welfare
     -Circulation
     -Haldeman
     -Loafers
     -Colson's meeting with hardhats
            -Unemployed carpenter from Pittsburgh
     -Distribution
     -Personal touches
     -Kevin Taylor story
     -Anecdotes
     -Haldeman
     -Mailing to Congressmen
            -Louie B. Nunn
     -Popular opinion
            -Taxes
            -Welfare
            -Urban areas
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                             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 9/08)



     Supreme Court ruling on busing
          -Coverage
          -Balance
          -Abraham A. Ribicoff amendment
               -Democrat liberals
               -Muskie
               -Edward M. (“Ted”) Kennedy
               -Hubert H. Humphrey                                Conv. No. 42-63 (cont.)
          -Robert J. Dole
          -Democrat liberals
               -Birch Bayh
               -Humphrey
               -Kennedy
               -Muskie
               -George S. McGovern
          -Forthcoming vote