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Start Date: Tuesday, January 2, 1973 7:45 PM

End Date: Tuesday, January 2, 1973 8:33 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Colson, Charles W.Bull, Stephen B.White House operator

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

393-001.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 2, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon, Charles W. Colson, Stephen B. Bull, and the White House operator met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building at an unknown time between 2:45 pm and 3:33 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 393-001 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 393-1

Date: January 2, 1973
Time: Unknown after 2:45 pm and before 3:33 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with Charles W. Colson. The recording began while the meeting was in
progress.

       Henry A. Kissinger
            -John A. Scali
            -Brent G. Scowcroft
                  -Personalities
                  -Scali

       Press relations
             -Kissinger
             -Article by James B. (“Scotty”) Reston
                    -New York Times
                    -Scali
                    -Kissinger
                    -Saigon
             -Kissinger’s interview with Marvin L. Kalb [?]
                    -US bombing of Vietnam
             -Scali’s efforts
                    -Story on Vietnam
                           -Compared to Kissinger
                               -Reston

       Roberto W. Clemente Memorial Fund
            -Richard A. Moore
                  -Meeting with the President


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[Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift]

            The President’s charitable contribution
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                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. Sept.-08)

                                                            Conversation No. 393-1 (cont’d)

                  -Nicaraguan earthquake relief

[End segment reviewed under deed of gift]
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                  -Publicity
                         -Example for other Americans
                         -Fundraising drive
                         -Thelma C. (“Pat) Nixon
                         -Sports fans
            -Earthquake victims
                  -Folk heroes
                         -Puerto Ricans
                         -Blacks
            -Public relations [PR]
            -Letters
            -Contributions
            -The President’s giving practices

       Harry S. Truman’s funeral
            -Memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral
                  -The President’s attendance
                  -Hugo L. Black’s funeral
            -Dean Francis B. Sayre
                  -Eulogy for Truman
                       -Atomic bomb
                       -Korean War
                       -Aid program
                              -Greece
                              -Turkey
            -Burial
            -The President’s reception for heads of state
            -The President’s attendance at memorial service
            -Senate memorial service

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 2:51 pm and
3:03 pm.

[Conversation No. 393-1A]
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                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. Sept.-08)

                                                             Conversation No. 393-1 (cont’d)


[See Conversation No. 35-59]

[End of telephone conversation]

             -Congressional service
             -Sayre

The President talked with Stephen B. Bull between 3:03 pm and 3:05 pm.

[Conversation No. 393-1B]

[See Conversation No. 35-60]

[End of telephone conversation]

             -Sayre
                   -Possible remarks
                         -Press coverage
                               -Colson’s conversation with Moore
             -The President’s attendance at memorial service
                   -Memorials for Richard B. Russell
                         -Spiro T. Agnew
             -Attendees at memorial service
                   -President of Israel
                   -President of Ireland
                   -Prime Minister of South Korea
                   -The President’s possible meeting
                   -Compared to Dwight D. Eisenhower’s funeral
                         -Heads of State
             -The President's schedule
                   -Bull
                         -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
                   -Moore
                         -PR judgment
                         -F. Edward Hebert's funeral [?]
                         -Black's funeral
                         -White House press events
                         -George H. Allen
                               -Rose Garden ceremony
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                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. Sept.-08)

                                                               Conversation No. 393-1 (cont’d)

                   -Scali
                         -Possible advice
             -The President’s attendance at memorial service
                   -Press coverage
                         -Sayre
             -Private funeral service
             -Washington memorial service
                   -Washington attendees
                         -Gerald L. Warren
                   -Truman family attendance

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 3:05 pm and
3:10 pm.

[Conversation No. 393-1C]

[See Conversation No. 35-61]

[End of telephone conversation]

                   -The President's possible attendance
                        -Truman family attendance

The President talked with Bull at 3:10 pm.

[Conversation No. 393-1D]

[See Conversation No. 35-62]

[End of telephone conversation]

                   -Margaret Truman Daniel's attendance
                   -Bess (Wallace) Truman's attendance
                         -Health
                   -Lyndon B. Johnson's attendance
                         -Bull

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 3:11 pm and
3:12 pm.
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                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. Sept.-08)

                                                              Conversation No. 393-1 (cont’d)

[Conversation No. 393-1E]

[See Conversation No. 35-63]

[End of telephone conversation]

                        -State Department
                        -Nicholas L. Ruwe

The President talked with Bull between 3:12 pm and 3:13 pm.

[Conversation No. 393-1F]

[See Conversation No. 35-64]

[End of telephone conversation]

                  -[Thomas] Hale Boggs memorial service
                       -Johnson's attendance
                       -The President's attendance
                              -Mrs. Nixon
                  -The President's reception for Democrats
                       -Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield
                  -Johnson's attendance
                       -Heads of state
                              -President of Ireland
                              -Prime Minister of South Korea
                                    -President Park Chung Hee

       Clemente memorial fund
            -Possible director
                  -Requirements
                         -Sports personality
                         -Francis L. Dale
                               -Cincinnati
                  -Pittsburgh Pirates
                         -Daniel M. Galbraith
                  -Bob Reynolds
                         -California Angels
                  -Bobby Bellow
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                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. Sept.-08)

                                                         Conversation No. 393-1 (cont’d)


       Scali

       Truman’s Funeral
           -Washington memorial service
                 -The President's attendance
                        -Johnson's attendance
                        -Publicity
                        -Warren
                              -Colson's call
           -The President's invitation to Blair House
                 -Truman family

The President left at an unknown time before 3:33 pm.