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Conversation: 103-010

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Start Date: 30-Jun-1972 10:05 AM

End Date: 30-Jun-1972 10:16 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Cost of Living CouncilShultz, George P.Stein, HerbertKnauer, Virginia H.Lincoln, George A. (Gen.)Weinberger, Caspar W. ("Cap")Hodgson, James D.Peterson, Peter G.Butz, Earl L.Kosters, Marvin H.Cheney, Richard B.Alfultis, Richard J.Mullaney, JosephSmith, DonaldAhalt, J. DawsonConcklin, Bert M.Partee, J. CharlesPaarlberg, Donald A.Van Dusen, Richard C.Silberman, Laurence H.Brooks, Ronald

Recording Device: Cabinet Room

103a.mp3

103b.mp3

103c.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 30, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and members of the Cost of Living Council, including George P. Shultz, Herbert Stein, Virginia H. Knauer, Gen. George A. Lincoln, Caspar W. ("Capt") Weinberger, James D. Hodgson, Peter G. Peterson, Earl L. Butz, Marvin H. Kosters, Richard B. Cheney, Richard J. Alfultis, Joseph Mullaney, Donald Smith, J. Dawson Ahalt, Bert M. Concklin, J. Charles Partee, Donald A. Paarlberg, Richard C. Van Dusen, Laurence H. Silberman, and Ronald Brooks, met in the Cabinet Room of the White House at an unknown time between 10:05 am and 10:16 pm. The Cabinet Room taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 103-010 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 103-10

Date: June 30, 1972
Time: Unknown between 10:05 am and 10:16 pm
Location: Cabinet Room

The President met with George P. Shultz, Herbert Stein, Virginia H. Knauer, General George A.
Lincoln, Casper W. (“Cap”) Weinberger, James D. Hodgson, Peter G. Peterson, Earl L. Butz,
Marvin H. Kosters, Richard B. Cheney, Richard J. Alfultis, Joseph Mullaney, Donald Smith, J.
Dawson Ahalt, Bert M. Concklin, J. Charles Partee, Donald A. Paarlberg, Richard C. Van
Dusen, Laurence H. Silberman, and Ronald Brooks
[Recording begins while the conversation is in progress]

     Food prices
          -Meat prices
          -All food
          -Wage-price controls
                -Problems
                -International Harvester
                -Pay Board
                      -Amalgamated Meatcutters Union
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/08)



                            -Wage settlement
                      -Food chain employees
          -Meat import quota
          -Source of problem
          -Governmental purchasing
                -Defense Department
                      -Beef
                      -Supply of feed
                            -Reduction
                            -Menus
                      -Pork
                      -Mess halls
                            -Amount of food
                -Agriculture
                      -Food purchases
                -Defense
          -Organizations
                -President’s view
                      -Chain stores
                -”Jawboning”
                      -Wage-price controls
                      -Meeting with groups in food industry
                            -Department heads
          -Shultz
          -Stein
          -Organizations
                -Businesses, wholesale and retail
                -Associations
                -Labor groups


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     Beef imports

[To listen to the segment (4m26s) declassified on 02/28/2002, please refer to RC# E-598.]

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          -Tariffs
                -Beef
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/08)



                      -Cattle producers
                -Mississippi
                -National Farm Broadcasting
                      -Florida
                -Clifford P. Hansen
                      -Wyoming
                      -Stock growers
          -President’s view of price controls
                -Price control concerns of cattlemen
          -Secretary of Agriculture


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     Beef imports

[To listen to the segment (5m33s) declassified on 02/28/2002, please refer to RC# E-598.]

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          -Cattle states
                -Florida
                -Mississippi
          -Public relations
                -Effect
                -Quotas
                      -Controls, freeze
                            -Speculation
                -Cost of Living Council
                      -Food prices
                            -Farmer
                            -Demand for food
                      -Food stamps
                            -Distribution
                      -Demand for food
          -Shortage of supply
                -Prices
                -Administration’s actions
                -Direct controls
                -Sense of crisis
                -Farmers’ restraint
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                             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/08)



           -President’s backing of administration policy
                 -Secretary of State
                 -Chairman of the Cost of Living Council
           -Jawboning
                 -Amalgamated Meat Cutters
                 -George Meany
                 -Chain stores
                      -Price increases
                 -Amalgamated Meat Cutters

     President’s appreciation
          -Stein

     Food stamps
          -David Humphreys
          -Weinberger
          -Shultz
               -Quality of program

President left at 11:04 am

     Agenda and schedule

     Health Services Industry
          -Reclassification
          -Rules

Recording ends at an unknown time before 10:16 pm, while the conversation is in progress