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Conversation: 283-033

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Start Date: 6-Oct-1971 11:50 AM

End Date: 6-Oct-1971 12:35 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")White House operatorGross, H. R.Kissinger, Henry A.[Unknown person(s)]

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:22:58

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:01:23

283a.mp3

283b.mp3

283c.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 6, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, White House operator, H. R. Gross, Henry A. Kissinger, and unknown person(s) met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 11:50 am to 12:35 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 283-033 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 283-33
                                             25

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/10)



Date: October 6, 1971
Time: 11:50 am - 12:35 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.

     Draft of October 7, 1971 speech on Phase II
           -William L. Safire
                -Work
                     -Efficiency

     The President's schedule
          -Call to H. R. Gross
                -Recommendation from Congressional Affairs staff

The President talked with the White House operator.

[Conversation No. 283-33A]

[See Conversation No. 10-81]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Congress
         -Congressional action
              -Gross’ role in vote action
              -Gerald R. Ford
                     -Charles W. Colson
                          -Pressure groups
         -Effect of mail on Congressmen
              -Taiwan, Republic of China

     Phase II economic program
          -Cost of Living Council [COLC]
          -Cabinet breakfast meeting
          -White House staff
                -Henry A. Kissinger
                -Peter G. Peterson
                -Peter M. Flanigan
                -Arnold R. Weber
                -Arthur F. Burns
                                               26

                             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/10)
                                                                    Conv. No. 283-33 (cont.)


                -Safire
                -Peterson
                -Kissinger

The President talked with Gross between 11:55 am and 12:01 pm.

[Conversation No. 283-33B]

[See Conversation No. 10-82]

Kissinger entered at 12:00 pm while the call was in progress.

[End of telephone conversation]

     The President's Congressional liaisons
          -Clark MacGregor
                 -Democrats
                       -Carl B. Albert
          -Ford
          -MacGregor
                 -Bryce N. Harlow
                -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
                       -Senate
          -Harlow
          -Effect of telephone calls from the President
          -MacGregor
                -Handling of Congressional liaison compared to Harlow
                -Mansfield amendment

     Announcement of Soviet Summit, October 12, 1971
         -Moscow
         -American press
         -Peking announcement
              -Time
         -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
         -Press briefing
         -Ronald L. Ziegler's press briefing
         -Press coverage
         -Frank Cormier
         -Congressional group notification
              -Hugh Scott, Albert
                                        27

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/10)
                                                          Conv. No. 283-33 (cont.)


          -Congress
          -East-West relations
          -Michael J. Mansfield, Ford
          -William P. Rogers
                -J. William Fulbright
          -State Department
          -MacGregor
                -Scott
          -People’s Republic of China [PRC]
          -Soviets
          -Leadership meeting
                -PRC trip announcement
                -Trip
                      -Timing
                -Press conference
                -Timing
                -Allen J. Ellender
                -Committees
                      -Foreign policy, Armed Services

New York Times
     -Editorial about PRC moves
           -Rogers
     -John B. Oakes
           -Telephone conversation with Kissinger
Gallup poll

PRC and Soviet Summits
    -Public relations efforts
         -John A. Scali
         -Safire
         -Herbert G. Klein
    -Significance
         -Necessity
         -The President's role and qualifications
                 -Barry M. Goldwater
                       -John F. Kennedy

Possible Western Allies Summit
     -The President's schedule
          -Timing
                                      28

                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                              Tape Subject Log
                                (rev. 10/10)
                                                               Conv. No. 283-33 (cont.)


                 -Soviet and PRC Sumit
     -Latin America
     -The President's schedule
           -Timing
                 -State of the Union address
                 -Finance ministers meeting
                 -Budget
     -Eisaku Sato
     -Site of proposed meeting
           -West Coast
           -Washington, DC
     -Attendants
           -North Arlantic Treaty Organization [NATO]
           -Great Britain
           -France
           -Germany
           -Japan
     -Japan
           -Nobusuke Kishi
           -Textile negotiations
                 -Harry S. Dent
                       -President’s comment
     -Rogers
     -John B. Connally
     -Georges J.R. Pompidou, Edward R.G. Heath, Willy Brandt
           -Communication
     -Invitations for Summit
           -Rogers
     -Soviet Summit
     -Timing
           -Vietnam
                 -November Troop Announcement
     -Latin America Summit
           -PRC Summit
     -Soviet Summit
     -Timing
           -Primary

Apollo 16
     -Flight
           -Postponement
                                             29

                         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/10)
                                                               Conv. No. 283-33 (cont.)


                     -Caspar W, (“Cap”) Weinberger
                     -Timing
                          -1972 election
                     -Memorandum

An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 12:01 pm.

     Western Summit
         -Washington
               -Embassies

The unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:37 pm.

     Western Summit
         -Wshington
               -International monetary issue
                      -Finance Ministers
               -Implications
                      -British, French, Germans, Japanese
         -Letters
               -Heads of State
               -Leonid I. Brezhnev
               -Heads of State
                      -Australia

     Head of State visit
          -William Mcmahon
                -State dinner
                -Arrangements
                -Lengths
                -Timing

     Letters
           -Pompidou
               -Kissinger
               -PRC trip announcement

     Summits
         -Letters of Arrangement
         -Handling
               -Rogers
                                              30

                              NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/10)
                                                                   Conv. No. 283-33 (cont.)


                       -PRC trip
                       -Berlin
                       -SALT
                       -Berlin
                       -PRC
           -Arrangements
                -Brandt
                -Pompidou
                -Italians
                -Brandt, Pompidou, Heath
                -Sato
           -Kennedy Center
                -Plans for event
                       -Arrival ceremonies

     The President's schedule
          -Soviet Union trip
          -Western Summit
          -International monetary system
          -Translations
                -United Nations [UN] simultaneous translation

     Announcement of Soviet Union trip
         -Ziegler

Kissinger left at 12:35 pm.

     The President's schedule
          -Wayne L. Hays
               -France
                      -Officials
                      -Hays’ previous trip to France
          -Cabinet meeting
          -Dent
               -Work on Congressional issues
               -Report
          -Hays
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                             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/10)
                                                                  Conv. No. 283-33 (cont.)


          -The President's television appearance
          -The President’s telephone call

     Announcement

Haldeman left at 12:37 pm.