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Conversation: 457-004

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Start Date: 24-Feb-1971 11:55 AM

End Date: 24-Feb-1971 12:19 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Hardin, Clifford M.Bull, Stephen B.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:32:53

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:55:42

457-004.mp3

NARA Description:

On February 24, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Clifford M. Hardin, and Stephen B. Bull met in the Oval Office of the White House at an unknown time between 11:55 am and 12:19 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 457-004 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 457-4

Date: February 24, 1971
Time: 11:55 am - unknown before 12:19 pm
Location: Oval Office

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

     Meeting with black leaders

[The President talked with Clifford M. Hardin between 11:55 am and 12:01 pm]

[Conversation No. 457-4A]

     Report to the President
         -John B. Williams
         -Hardin’s press conference

     Mississippi
          -Farmers
          -Hardin’s visit
          -Integration of schools
                -Compared to northern schools

     The President’s schedule
          -Foreign policy
          -Forthcoming trip to Des Moines, Iowa
          -”Salute to Agriculture” dinner
          -Farm editors
               -Publicity

[End of telephone conversation]

     Public relations
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                  Tape Subject Log
                                     (rev. 9/08)



     -President’s remarks
           -Agriculture

The President’s schedule
     -Businessmen’s visit
     -Morehouse College in Atlanta
          -Peter M. Flanigan
          -Pros and cons
     -White House staff
          -President’s participation in meetings
                 -Donald H. Rumsfeld
                 -John N. Mitchell
                 -”Drop by”
                 -Black leaders’ meeting
                      -Advance scheduling
     -Accessibility of the President
     -Black leaders’ meeting
          -George P. Shultz
          -George W. Romney
          -John D. Ehrlichman
          -Rumsfeld
          -Finch
          -Planning

Camp David
    -Invitations
          -White House staff
          -Finch
          -Rumsfeld
          -Elliot L. Richardson
          -William P. Rogers
          -Melvin R. Laird
          -Mitchell
          -Romney
          -John A. Volpe
    -Rogers
    -Problems

Black leaders’ meeting
     -Richard Hatcher

Governors’ dinner
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                        NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 9/08)



         -Impression
         -Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope
               -Visit to White House
                     -Delores (Reade) Hope
         -Arthur G. (“Art”) Linkletter
               -John Wayne
                     -”True Grit”
                                                                Conv. No. 457-4 (cont.)
    Vietnam War
         -Civilian versus military control
               -Henry A. Kissinger’s role
               -President’s position
               -General John W. Vogt, Jr.
               -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
         -William L. Safire
               -Forthcoming meeting with the President
               -Speech draft
               -Rogers/Kissinger relations
               -Middle East
                     -Rogers
               -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
                     -Gerard C. Smith
               -Kissinger’s meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
               -Summit meetings

    Kissinger


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Privacy]
[Duration: 38s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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         -Edmund S. Muskie
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 9/08)



     Briefings by Administration spokesmen
           -Democrats
                -Edward M. (“Ted”) Kennedy
                -President’s position
                -Rogers
                      -Muskie
                           -Haldeman’s forthcoming conversation
                -President’s position                                Conv. No. 457-4 (cont.)
                      -Senators
                           -George S. McGovern
                           -Eugene J. McCarthy
                -Vietnam peace plan

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:01 pm

     The President’s schedule
          -Federal Executive Board

Bull left at an unknown time before 12:19 pm

                -Revenue sharing
                -Meeting with the President
                     -Pros and cons
                     -Meeting with the Vice President
          -Safire

The President and Haldeman left at an unknown time before 12:19 pm