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Conversation: 512-025

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Start Date: 4-Jun-1971 3:14 PM

End Date: 4-Jun-1971 3:35 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Bull, Stephen B.Rockefeller, Nelson A.Kissinger, Henry A.Chapin, Dwight L.Ziegler, Ronald L.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:52:11

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:12:14

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NARA Description:

On June 4, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Stephen B. Bull, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Henry A. Kissinger, Dwight L. Chapin, and Ronald L. Ziegler met in the Oval Office of the White House from 3:14 pm to 3:35 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 512-025 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 512-25

Date: June 4, 1971
Time: 3:14 pm - 3:35 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Stephen B. Bull, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Henry A. Kissinger, and Dwight
L. Chapin

     President’s forthcoming meeting with Rockefeller

Bull, Kissinger, and Chapin left at 3:15 pm

     Drug abuse
          -Federal aid to New York
               -Robert R. Douglas
               -John D. Ehrlichman
               -Howard H. Baker, Jr. [?]
          -Federal program
               -Dr. Jerome H. Jaffe

     John V. Lindsay
          -Dr. W. Kenneth Riland
          -John N. Mitchell
          -Seabury Commission
          -Problems of New York City
               -Corruption
               -Inefficiency
          -Hoover-type commission

     Aid to New York
          -Summer youth program
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/08)




President’s forthcoming trip to Rochester
     -Announcement
     -Purpose
     -Paul Miller [of Associated Press ?]
     -Timing
     -Maine

New York fiscal problems
    -Compared to New York City
         -Taxes
         -Revenue sharing

Property tax reform
     -Wilbur D. Mills’ views
     -Substitution of revenue
           -Revenue sharing

State income tax levels
      -Effect on New York business
      -Uniform state tax structure

National economic changes

President’s foreign policy
     -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
     -Vietnam
     -People’s Republic of China [PRC], Soviet Union

White House photographs
     -Ronald L. Ziegler

Revenue sharing
    -Mills’ committee
    -Russell B. Long
    -Prospects
    -Mills
    -Democrats co-sponsoring bill
    -Governors’ activities
          -Richard B. Ogilvie
          -Warren E. Hearnes
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/08)



     President’s dinner for Anastasio Somoza Debayle
          -Major General James D. (“Don”) Hughes
          -Hearnes
          -Chancellor of University of Pittsburgh Wesley Posvar
                -Marilyn Miller
          -Class of 1946 West Point

     Somoza                                                       Conv. No. 512-25 (cont.)
         -Rockefeller’s schedule
         -Father
         -Dinner by President

     President’s schedule
          -President Emilio Garrastazu Médici of Brazil
                -Rockefeller
          -Dictators
                -Soviet Union
                -Romania

     Chamber of Commerce
         -Unknown man’s talk

Ziegler and members of the press entered at 3:29 pm

     [Camera noise]

     Revenue sharing

The press left at 3:31 pm

           -Hugh Carey’s efforts
           -Popular opinion

     President’s schedule
          -Rochester

     Revenue sharing
         -Senate hearings
         -Mills

The President, Rockefeller, and Ziegler left at 3:35 pm
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                              NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/08)