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Start Date: 21-Apr-1971 8:57 AM

End Date: 21-Apr-1971 11:16 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Dent, Harry S.Bull, Stephen B.Harlow, Bryce N.Ehrlichman, John D.Mitchell, John N.Richardson, Elliot L.Morgan, Edward L.Shultz, George P.Nixon, Richard M. (President)Dent, Harry S.Bull, Stephen B.Harlow, Bryce N.Ehrlichman, John D.Mitchell, John N.Richardson, Elliot L.Morgan, Edward L.Shultz, George P.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:02:07

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:16:40

484-002.mp3

NARA Description:

On April 21, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Harry S. Dent, Stephen B. Bull, Bryce N. Harlow, John D. Ehrlichman, John N. Mitchell, Elliot L. Richardson, Edward L. Morgan, and George P. Shultz met in the Oval Office of the White House from 8:57 am to 11:16 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 484-002 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 484-2

Date: April 21, 1971
Time: 8:57 pm - 11:16 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Harry S. Dent

     Supreme Court decision on school desegregation
          -Dent’s attitude
          -Raymond K. Price, Jr.
          -President’s attitude
          -Ronald L. Ziegler
                -Press conference, April 20, 1971
          -Bryce N. Harlow
          -Racial balance
          -Limitation
                -The North
          -Harlow
                -Location
                -Meeting with the President

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:57 am
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     Harlow
          -Schedule
               -Meeting with the President
          -Location

Bull left at an unknown time before 9:17 am

     Supreme Court decision                                           Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)


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     Polls
             -President's ratings
                   -South

     Supreme Court decision
          -Impact
          -Warren E. Burger and Harry A. Blackmun
          -Effects on administration
                -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW]
          -President's forthcoming meeting with John N. Mitchell and Elliot L. Richardson
          -Opinion
          -Mitchell's view
          -Flexibility
          -President's position
          -Emergency school aid bill
          -Senate
                -Abraham A. Ribicoff's amendment
                -Jacob K. Javits
          -Edmund S. Muskie, Hubert H. Humphrey, and Edward M. (“Ted”) Kennedy
          -Javits
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               -New York
               -Integration
         -President's possible position
               -The South


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                                                           Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
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    Supreme Court decision
         -School issue
         -Race
         -Impact on administration
         -Burger
              -Criminal law
         -Race
         -Burger
              -Earl Warren


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     Dent's speaking tour
          -Conversation with Charles W. Colson
                -Washington Post
          -President's public standing
                -Media
          -Administration spokesmen
                -Sub-cabinet people
                -Selling the president                           Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
          -Activities in West Virginia
                -Television
                -Speeches
                -Groups
                      -Size
                -Impact
                -Revenue sharing
                -Vietnam

Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:57 am

     The President's schedule
          -Harlow

Bull left at an unknown time before 9:17 am

     Dent's speaking tour
          -President's speeches
          -Opposition to the President
          -Eastern establishment

Harlow entered at 9:17 am

     Dent's schedule
          -Democrat Congress
          -Popular perceptions
          -Need for administration action
          -Activities in West Virginia
                -Press
                -Television
                -Schedule
                      -Miami
                      -New Orleans
                -Need for publicity
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Popular support for the President
     -Preoccupations
     -Normal instincts
     -Confusion
     -President's program
     -Image of the President
     -Patriotism                                                 Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
     -Need for “missionaries” in field
     -Total picture
     -Media
     -Average American
     -Press
           -Filter

Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
     -Standing in country
     -Questions to Dent
     -Republican Governors' Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia, April 19, 1971
           -Resolution
           -Revenue sharing
           -Welfare reform

Governors' Conferences
    -Frequency
    -Western
    -Republicans
    -National
    -Frequency

Agnew
    -Standing in Dent's area
    -Popular perception

Supreme Court decision on school desegregation
     -Administration's possible response
     -President's upcoming meeting with Mitchell and Elliot L. Richardson
     -Administration's position
           -Courts
           -HEW
     -Burger
     -Ziegler's press statement, April 20, 1971
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-Impact
-President's response
-Impact
-President's position
      -Busing for racial balance
      -Law of the land
      -President’s statement about desegregation of elementary and secondary
            schools, March 24, 1970                          Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
-Opinion
      -Mitchell
      -Narrowness
-Burger
-President's meeting with Mitchell and Burger
      -Busing
-Opinion
      -Mitchell
      -Racial balance
-Freedom of choice issue
-Reversal of President’s stated position
-Effect on South
      -Enforcement
-Burger
-Warren
-Distribution to Southern editors
-Northern press
-Possible Justice Department interpretation
      -Robert C. Mardian
-President's position
      -Press inquiries to the President
-Publicizing President’s position
      -Southern opinion
            -President’s March 24, 1970 statement
      -Administration's strategy
      -Washington Post story
-President's position
-Upcoming Senate vote
      -Ribicoff amendment
      -Javits
-Democrat candidates
      -Muskie, Kennedy, and Humphrey
      -Ribicoff amendment
-Ribicoff's position
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          -Administration's position
          -Impact on South
          -Ribicoff amendment
          -Enforcement of principle
                -Sectional differences
          -Upcoming Senate vote
          -Figures on integration
                -Washington Post writers                       Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
          -Black schools in South
          -Percentages of integration
                -South and North comparison
          -Polarization of black schools in the North
          -President's position
                -Sectionalism
          -Busing
          -Practical consequences
          -Ribicoff amendment
                -Possible political consequences of opposing
                      -George C. Wallace
                      -Burger
          -President's 1969 letter to John C. Stennis
          -Effect on Democrat candidates
          -Javits
          -Upcoming Senate vote
                -Northern liberals
                -Southerners
                -Stennis amendment
          -Ribicoff amendment
                -Effect on the President's position
          -Regional decision
          -Ribicoff amendment
                -Racial balance
                -De facto segregation
                      -De jure segregation
                -Impact on Southerners
                -Richardson
          -Possible administration position
          -Impact on education

Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:17 am

          -H.R. Haldeman
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Bull left at an unknown time before 9:53 am

          -Effect on the President
          -Richardson's possible opinion
          -Ribicoff amendment
          -De facto segregation                                   Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
          -Administration's possible response
          -Difficulties
          -Effect on blacks
          -Black colleges and teachers
          -Dent's meeting with the President's black appointees
                -Robert J. Brown, Jr.
                -Richardson
                -College desegregation
                -Black institutions of higher learning
                -Arthur A. Fletcher
                -Samuel C. Jackson
          -Tax credits
          -President's position
          -Segregation in educational institutions
                -Federal funds
          -Colleges
                -Bob Jones University
                -Open door policy
          -Affirmative action
          -Racial balance in colleges
          -Open door policy
          -Black institutions
                -Fraternity
          -Hypocrisy
          -Racial issue
                -Ribicoff's opinion
          -Administration's policy towards the South
                -”Southern strategy”
          -Leonard Garment's view regarding education bill
                -Administration's position
                -Ribicoff amendment
                -Javits
                      -Hugh Scott
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                                                                         Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
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    Scott
            -Position on integration
            -Howard H. Baker, Jr.
            -Roman L. Hruska
            -Baker


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    Agriculture Department
         -Farm situation
         -Clifford M. Hardin
               -Possible reassignment
         -Clarence D. Palmby
         -Harlow
         -Palmby
         -President's meeting with agriculture editors, April 20, 1971
               -President’s comments
                     -Great American Desert
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                      -Heartland of America
          -Dent's conversations with farm leaders
                -Public relations at Department of Agriculture
          -Palmby
                -Exports
          -J. Philip Campbell
          -Congress
          -Hardin's proposed projects                                   Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
                -Budget

Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:17 am

     The President's schedule
          -Meeting with Mitchell, John D. Ehrlichman, Richardson, and Edward L. Morgan
          -Dent and Harlow
               -Schedule

Bull left at an unknown time before 9:53 am

     Agriculture Department
          -Hardin
                -Tenure

Dent left and Mitchell, Ehrlichman, and Richardson entered at 9:53 am

     Greetings

     Richardson's trip

     Supreme Court decision
          -Southern school problem
               -George P. Shultz

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     Supreme Court decision
          -Impact on administration
                -Richardson's staff
          -Need for review
          -Education plans
          -Courts                                                Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
          -Rural districts
          -Cities
                -South

Morgan entered at 9:56 am

          -Racial balance
          -Busing
          -Court's intention
          -Charlotte concept
                -Racial balance
          -Desegregation process
          -MecKlenburg case
                -James B. McMillan
                -Ratios
          -Busing concept
                -Numbers of students
          -Racial balance decision
          -President's position
                -Administration's position
                -Divisions within administration
                -President’s own record
                -Hypocrisy
                -Stennis-Ribicoff amendment
                -Double standards
                -School bill
                -President's press conferences
                -Discrimination in schools
                      -North and South compared
                -One rule nationwide
                -HEW and Justice Department
                      -Pasadena, Westchester
                -Busing
                -Legal position
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Shultz entered at 10:00 am

          -Legal Aspects
                -Civil Rights Act of 1964
                       -Title VI
                       -Fourteenth Amendment
                -Segregated education in North                        Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
                       -Derivation from official action
                -Fourteenth Amendment
          -Words and action
          -Possible statement
                -Principle
                -Percentages of integration
                       -North and South
                -Senate
                       -Stennis
                -Equal treatment of North & South
                -Hypocrisy
                -Segregated schools
          -Busing
          -Advocacy within administration
          -Compliance
          -Court's requirements
          -The South
                -Integration level compared to North
          -President’s instructions
                -Discipline within Justice Department and HEW
                -White House involvement
                -Enforcement of Court's opinion within administration
                -Possible future decisions of courts
                -The South
                -Double standard
                -Northern segregated cases
                -Ribicoff-Stennis debate
          -Possible future actions of district courts
          -Possible adverse effects in the South
          -Administration's position
                -Court responsibilities
                -Justice Department and HEW
                -Initiatives
                -Comply with law
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      -Proactive measures
-Voluntary integration plans
      -HEW negotiations
      -Terms
      -President's memo, March 24, 1969
      -Court order
      -Jurisdiction
      -Possible suits                                  Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
      -Administration’s possible policy
-Charlotte-MecKlenburg case
      -Judge McMillan
-Mobile, Alabama case
-Administration contacts with school districts
-Justice Department and HEW cooperative efforts
      -Mitchell
-State advisory committees
-Reexamination of cases
-Administration-school districts dialogue
-Number of districts involved
-Voluntary negotiated plans
      -Number
-School districts
-Mitchell's opinion
-The South
      -Cities
      -Rural districts
            -Blacks
      -Black schools
      -Impact of Court's decision
      -Advisory committees
-Civil Rights Act, Title IV
      -Education office
-Court-ordered integration plans
      -HEW
      -Assistance
      -Impact on federal government
      -Zoning and busing
      -Court determination
      -HEW recommendations
-Taking initiative
      -Enforcement within HEW and Justice Department
      -Civil Service
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      -Negotiated plans
            -HEW
            -National Association for the Advancement of Colored People [NAACP]
            -Possible HEW and Justice Department initiatives
      -Court-ordered negotiated plans
            -HEW position
            -Suits
            -Administration                                  Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
            -Citizens groups
      -Effect on blacks
      -Press
      -Landmark decision
      -President's position
      -Administration compliance
            -HEW and Justice Department
            -Initiatives
            -Voluntary agreements
-Voluntary negotiated plans
      -Duration
      -Court provisions
      -Eradication of segregation
      -Districts
      -Segregation
            -Official action
      -Previously negotiated plans
-Need for administrative study
      -Case by case basis
-Possible administration initiatives
      -The South
-Negotiated plans
-Compliance
-Possible administration initiatives
-Administration actions, summer 1970
      -The South
-Administration policy
-Wallace
-Southern Senators
-Politics
-President's responsibility
-Advisory committees
      -The South
-Possible effect on South
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-Shultz's and Richardson's meetings with district leaders
-Administration's position
     -Proactive measures
     -The South
-Richardson's and Mitchell's possible conversations with administration’s citizens
     committees
-Press conferences
     -HEW and Justice Department officials                   Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
     -Attorney General, HEW Secretary
-Administration compliance
     -Busing
-Avoidance of jealousness
     -Javits
     -Westchester, Nassau, Brooklyn Heights
-Ribicoff-Stennis amendment
     -Possible Senate action
     -Richardson's conversation with Javits
     -Richardson’s compromise with Claiborne Pell and Walter F. Mondale
     -Richardson's conversation with Garment
     -Richardson's possible letter
            -Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare
            -Harrison A. Williams, Jr.
            -Javits
            -Pell
            -Winston L. Prouty
-Ribicoff amendment
     -Merits
     -Provisions
     -Use of funds
     -Possible interpretations in the South
     -Administration's position
-Richardson's possible letter to Senate Committee
-Richardson's staff meeting, April 21, 1971
     -Mitchell
-Ribicoff amendment
     -Possible Senate action
            -Southerners
     -Funding of integration
     -Interpretation
     -Hearings
     -Ten year program on two year bill
-Constitutional arguments
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      -De facto/de jure
-Richardson's possible letter
      -Ribicoff amendment
            -Lack of position
      -Emergency school aid bill
            -Separation from amendment
      -The South and North
-Shultz                                             Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
-Consequences of decision
      -Discrimination against the South
      -Burger's opinion
      -All-black schools
            -Figures
            -1969 compared with 1971 percentages
            -The North
      -Burger
-Division in the Court
-Ribicoff amendment
-Discrimination against the South
-Busing
-Richardson's possible initiatives
      -Low key approach
-President's forthcoming press conference
-Treatment of the South
      -Desegregation
-Ribicoff amendment
      -Merits
      -Community school aid legislation
      -Hearings
-Emergency school aid bill
      -Desegregation
      -House amendment
      -Administration's position
      -Merits
      -Potential difficulties for President
-Ribicoff amendment
      -The South
      -Cabinet officers
-Stennis and Ribicoff proposals
      -Fundamental justice
-Richardson's possible letter to Senate Committee
      -Richardson’s opinion
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            -De facto segregation
                  -Evenhandedness
            -North and South
            -Equal treatment
            -Ribicoff amendment
                  -Support in House and Senate
            -Merits of immediate legislation
            -Ribicoff amendment                             Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
            -Emergency school aid bill
                  -Urge passage
            -Ribicoff amendment
                  -Effect on aid
                  -Urge rejection
            -The South
-Administration's position regarding de facto segregation
      -Possible press reaction
-President's position
      -1968 election promise
      -The South
      -Evenhandedness
      -Principle
-Richardson's possible letter to Senate Committee
      -Evenhanded policy
-Los Angeles County school district
      -Attorney General
      -Supreme Court
      -De facto segregation
      -Possible press reaction
-Emergency school aid bill
      -Possible press reaction
      -Procedure
      -Hearing
      -Evenhandedness
      -Emergency
      -Short-term frame
      -North and South
-Ribicoff amendment
-Emergency school aid bill
      -Evenhandedness
      -Timing
-Ribicoff and Stennis proposal
      -Purpose
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          -Effect on emergency school aid bill
          -Possible Senate action
     -Burger
     -Los Angeles case
     -Constitutional doctrine
     -Desegregated education

President's schedule                                           Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
     -Visit of ping-pong team
Richardson's position regarding South
     -Difficulties
            -HEW
     -Use of advisory committees

Supreme Court decision
     -Administration policy
          -Press statements
          -Richardson and Mitchell
          -Possible press inquiries
          -Compliance with the law
          -Instructions for Ronald L. Ziegler
          -Need for HEW and Justice Department study of decision
          -Compliance with the law
     -The South
     -Need for leadership
          -Richardson and Mitchell
     -White House role
          -Ehrlichman
     -Compliance with the law
     -Administration's position
          -The South

The South
     -Demagoguery
          -Wallace
          -Southern Senators
               -View of administration

Supreme Court decision
     -Administration's position
          -Avoiding headlines
     -Richardson's and Mitchell's possible public statements
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Desegregation and the South
    -President's possible statement
          -Progress
          -Compliance with the law
          -Integration efforts
                -Compared with the North
          -Court requirements                             Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
          -Compliance with the law
    -Need for compassion
    -Javits
    -Northern Congressmen and Senators
    -Javits
          -View of administration policy

Supreme Court decision
     -Richardson's possible letter to Senate Committee
     -Stennis amendment
          -Administration's position
     -Senate action

Richardson's upcoming speech to NAACP
     -Ink fund
           -William T. Coleman, Jr.
                 -Productivity commission
                 -Felix Frankfurter law clerk
     -Richardson’s possible comments
     -The President’s suggested comments for Richardson
           -Liberals
           -Northern politicians
           -Progress
           -De jure segregation in the South
           -Courts
           -Voluntary strides made by the South
           -Percentages of integration
                 -North compared with South
                 -Schools
           -Cooperation and good will
           -Jobs
           -Promotions
           -Minority enterprise
           -Appointments in government
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     Demagoguery on race issue
         -American politics
         -Republican and Democrat Parties
         -Rhetoric in party platforms

     Race issue
          -Use                                                         Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
          -Solution
          -President's meetings with different groups in White House
          -Personalizing
          -Progress
          -Implementation of Supreme Court decision
                -In spirit and letter
                -Cooperation versus coercion
          -Compliance with the law
          -NAACP
                -Roy Wilkins
          -Harlow and Shultz

     Welfare bill
          -H.R. 1
          -Prospects
          -Liberals

     Education bill
         -Conservatives
         -Southerners
         -Richardson's possible letter to Senate Committee

Morgan, Shultz, Richardson, and Harlow left at 11:03 am

     Richardson
          -Qualifications
          -Intelligence
          -Loyalty
          -Finch

     The President's conversation with Haldeman and Mitchell, April 20, 1971
          -Mardian
               -Staff
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     Supreme Court decision
          -President's position
                -Richard A. Moore

                 -Credit
                 -The South
                 -Ribicoff amendment
                                                                        Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
     Demonstrations by veterans

     Supreme Court decision
          -Burger
          -Rationale
          -Compromise
          -Justice and Ehrlichman
          -President's conversation with Dent
          -Racial balance
          -Busing
          -Publicizing
          -Black schools and white schools
          -Edward L. Morgan
          -Administration research paper
                -Circulation

[Transcript #5: 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]

     Vietnam veterans
          -Article
          -W. Ramsey Clark
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              -[Tom C. Clark]
              -Court

    Stanley R. Resor
         -Judge Advocates General
               -Captain Davis [Forename unknown] [Captain Aubrey M. Daniel, III]
         -Draft letter
         -Resor's view
               -Reviewing officer
         Resor’s draft
               -Davis’ [Daniel’s] career
         -Administration options
               -General Counsel, Department of Defense
         -White House Counsel
         -President’s instruction
         -Tenure
         -Ziegler's view
               -Acknowledgment
         -Davis [Daniel]
         -Acknowledgment of letter
               -Reviewing officer
               -John W. Dean, III
                     -Dean's assistant
               -Possible wording

    Supreme Court decision
         -School cases
              -Possible consequences of improper comments

    Donald E. McLarnan
        -Possible removal from office
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           -Small Business Administration [SBA]
           -Henry Salvatori
           -F. Donald Nixon
           -Hilary Sandoval, Jr.
           -Thomas Kleppe
           -Need for discipline

     Supreme Court decision                                         Conv. No. 484-2 (cont.)
          -Administration response
                -Ehrlichman
                -Richardson
          -Bureaucratic response
          -Off-the-record remarks
          -Complexity
          -Need for study
          -Briefing for Ziegler

     Schedule
          -Meeting at 4:00 pm

Ehrlichman and Mitchell left at 11:16 am