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Start Date: Monday, August 2, 1971 1:58 PM

End Date: Monday, August 2, 1971 6:05 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Shultz, George P.Bull, Stephen B.Connally, John B.Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")White House operatorCurtis, Carl T.Goldwater, Barry M.Ehrlichman, John D.Morgan, Edward L.Aiken, George D.Sanchez, ManoloBoggs, J. CalebMacGregor, Clark

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:48:17

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:49:08

553a.mp3

553b.mp3

553c.mp3

NARA Description:

On August 2, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, George P. Shultz, Stephen B. Bull, John B. Connally, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, White House operator, Carl T. Curtis, Barry M. Goldwater, John D. Ehrlichman, Edward L. Morgan, George D. Aiken, Manolo Sanchez, J. Caleb Boggs, and Clark MacGregor met in the Oval Office of the White House from 9:58 am to 2:05 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 553-006 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 553-6

Date: August 2, 1971
Time: 9:58 am - 2:05 pm
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

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Location: Oval Office

The President met with George P. Shultz.
     National economy
          -Steel and rail strikes
                -Statements to press
                      -Gerald L. Warren
                      -Shultz
                      -James D. Hodgson
                      -Hardships
                      -Congress

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:58 am.

     John B. Connally's location

Bull left at an unknown time before 10:00 am.

     National economy
          -Steel and rail strikes
                -Possible statement
                -Congress
                -Hardships

Connally entered at 10:00 am.

     National economy
          -Strikes
                -Steel strike settlement
                      -Aluminum can industry
                -Bargaining
                      -Companies’ position
                            -Wage difference
                      -Administration position
                            -Announcement
                -Productivity commission
                      -Issues
                            -Absenteeism
                                   -General Motors Corporation [GMC]
          -Rail
                -Possible settlement
                                    10

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                            Tape Subject Log
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                                                     Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


             -Back-to-work settlement
                   -Timing
             -Statement
                   -Congress
             -Inter-divisional runs
      -Hodgson's suggested attitude
             -Hard-line
             -Unions
             -Impact on nation
             -Administration proposal
                   -Congressional inaction
             -Congressional inaction
             -Hardship
             -Congress
      -Productivity
      -Unions
             -Demands
                   -Wages
                         -Radio carriers
             -Administration position
                   -Hodgson
                   -Negotiations
                   -Intended action
                   -Steel companies
                         -Inventories
-Effect on country
-Longshoremen
-Effect on economy
      -Inflation
-Connally's view
      -Psychological effect
-Rail
      -Settlement
             -Back-to-work announcement
                   -Timing
-Steel
      -Company inventories
      -Psychological impact
-Rail strike
      -Hodgson
-Settlement efforts
                                     11

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                            Tape Subject Log
                              (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


             -Willie J. Usery, Jr., J. Curtis Counts, Hodgson, Jack Ellston, Benjamin F.
                   Biaggini
                   -President's proposed calls
-Steel settlement
      -Announcement
             -Arthur F. Burns
                   -Shultz’s forthcoming call
                         -Wage difference
-Federal Reserve Board [FRB]
      -Burns
             -Attitude
      -Committee to study finances
      -Burns
             -Visit to Bohemian Grove
                   -Peter M. Flanigan
                   -Longshoremen
             -Views on productivity
             -Informing about rail settlement and steel strike
-Steel settlement
      -I[lworth] W[ilbur] Abel's views
             -Counts
             -Administration’s efforts
             -Counts
                   -Steel companies
      -Companies
             -Management
                   -Benjamin F. Fairless
-Industry attitude
      -US steel
-Burns
      -Growth
-Incomes policy
      -Administration program
      -Steel strike settlement
      -Rail strike
      -President's views
             -Need for visibility
             -President's talk with John S. (“Jack”) Knight
                   -Office of Price Administration [OPA]
      -Industries
             -Steel and automobiles
                                   12

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                           Tape Subject Log
                             (rev. 10/06)
                                                        Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


      -Selectivity
            -Non-competitive industries
            -Construction
            -Symbolism
            -Steel and rail strikes
-Administration action
      -Banks
      -Publicity
      -Flanigan
      -Lyndon B. Johnson
            -Meetings on economy
                  -Fish Room
                        -[Forename unknown] Johnson
                               -Franklin D. Roosevelt
                  -Donald H. Rumsfeld
      -Airlines
      -Railroads
      -Steel
      -Oil
      -Railroads
      -Automobile
      -Construction
-Railroad strike settlement
      -Inter-divisional runs
            -Mileage limitations
-Press briefing
      -Presentation of President's position
            -Hodgson
                  -Shultz’s forthcoming call
            -Warren
            -Hodgson
            -President’s view
                  -Inflation
            -Hodgson
-Time's forthcoming cover story
      -Request to see Shultz
            -Presentation of administration position
      -Burns
      -Budget
      -Effect on Life, Fortune
                                               13

                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


     International economy
           -Possible administration actions
                -Possible meetings
                      -Shultz, Connally
                      -Connally, Burns
                      -Quadriad
                           -Peter G. Peterson, Paul A. Volcker

Shultz left at 10:28 am.

                             -Shultz
                                   -Keeping informed
                 -International problems
                       -Convertibility
                             -Need to stop
                       -Floating the dollar
                             -Germany
                             -Canada
                             -Increasing price of gold
                                   -Burns
                 -Need for parallel domestic action
                       -Inflation
                       -Incomes policy
                       -Balance of payments
                       -Trade
                       -Political value
                 -Convertibility
                 -Floating the dollar
                 -Reserve currency
                 -Order
                 -Spending ceiling
                       -Congress
                             -Revenue sharing
                             -House Resolution [HR] 1
                       -Fiscal responsibility
                 -10% import tax
                 -Investment tax credit
                 -Congressional action
                 -Automobile excise tax
                 -Wage and price freeze
                       -Duration
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                    Tape Subject Log
                      (rev. 10/06)
                                                     Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


-Effect on economy
      -Summary
      -Stimulation
-Political affects
      -President’s awareness of problems
      -President’s willingness to take action
-International problems
      -Effect
            -Duration
-Connally's meeting with vice president of Dow Chemical
      -European Finance Ministers meeting
      -World Bank and International Monetary Fund [IMF] meetings
            -Timing
            -Strategy
                   -US policies
                        -Press
                        -Dollar
-Prognosis
      -November 1972
      -Reserve losses
-Anticipation of events
-Shultz
      -Convertibility
      -Floating dollar
-HR 1
-Revenue sharing
      -Political effect
            -Nelson A. Rockefeller
            -Wilbur D. Mills
-Budget
      -Defense
-HR 1
      -Points
            -Reform
            -Employment
            -Experimentation
            -Political appeal
      -Change of position
-Wage and price freeze
      -Government
            -Personal reductions
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                      Tape Subject Log
                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                         Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


            -Salary freeze
            -Department spending cut
            -HR 1
                  -Deferment
-Revenue sharing
      -Lobby
-Wage and price freeze
-Incomes policy
-Wage and price freeze
      -Timing
            -Wage and Price Board
                  -Effectiveness
                        -Analogy to labor negotiations
            -Political effect
      -Economical effect
            -Financial community
      -Effectiveness
            -Psychology
-Enforcement
      -Office of Emergency Preparedness [OEP]
-Import tax
-Investment tax credit legislation
      -Chance of passage
-Import tax
      -Chance of passage
      -Payment for investment tax credit
-Reactions of US business community
      -Depreciation
-Jobs
-Spending
-Effect of parallel domestic and international action
-Import tax
      -Japan
            -Yen
                  -Exchange rate
                        -Import tax
      -Europe
      -Temporary
-Timing
      -Congress
            -Recess
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                     Tape Subject Log
                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                     Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


            -Labor Day
                  -International meeting
            -Need for action
            -President's possible meeting with bipartisan leaders
            -Beginning of new session
            -Steel strike settlement
            -Recess period
            -Committees involved
                  -Ways and Means
                  -Appropriations
                  -Finance
            -Recess
-President's advisors
      -Reactions
            -Peterson
            -Paul W. McCracken
            -Shultz
            -Burns
-Forthcoming reports
      -Loss of actions
      -Balance of payments
-Consultation with foreign governments
      -France
            -Valery Giscard D'estaing
                  -Dollars
      -Britain
      -Germany
      -Japan
      -Connally's call to Henry A. Kissinger
      -Contact with William P. Rogers
            -State Department
      -President's relations with foreign leaders
            -Georges J.R. Pompidou, Willy Brandt, Edward R.G. Heath
                  -Kissinger's involvement
      -Jordan
      -Berlin
      -Connally's use of Kissinger's assistance
      -Possible problem
            -Gold
      -Connally's contacts with Finance Ministers
      -Burns’s contacts with central bankers
                             17

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                     Tape Subject Log
                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                     Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


     -Timing
     -Finance ministers
          -Connally
-Economic advisors
     -Burns
          -FRB
                 -Reorganization
                       -Volcker
                       -Conversation with Connally
                             -Volcker
                             -Shultz
                             -Herbert G. Klein
          -Proposed meeting with Connally
                 -Confidentiality
                 -Recommendations
          -Meeting with the President
                 -Quadriad meeting
                 -Timing
                 -Quadriad meeting
                 -President's schedule
-Timing
     -Effects of delay
          -Possible international crisis
          -Risks
                 -Foreign government action
                 -Leaks
          -Possible leaks
                 -Burns
                       -FRB
                             -Klein’s office
          -Anticipated press reaction
          -Business
                 -Investment tax credit
                 -Excise tax
          -Press
          -Public reaction
          -Possible foreign action
                 -Gold
                       -Swiss
                       -Dutch
                       -Belgians
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                    Tape Subject Log
                      (rev. 10/06)
                                                   Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


                    -Germans
                    -British
                    -French
                    -Domestic impact
-Significance
     -Compared to People's Republic of China [PRC] announcement
-Wage and price freeze
-Defense of dollar
     -Deutschemark [DM] crisis
-Closing of gold window
-Import tax
-Investment tax credit
     -Business reaction
     -Labor
-Automobile excise tax
-Import tax
     -Effect
            -Quotas
-Investment tax credit
     -Political effect
            -Mills
-Excise tax
     -Automobile industry
-Wage and price freeze
-Summary
-Budget
-Wage and price freeze
     -Federal employees
     -Possible duration
     -Implementation
            -OEP
                 -Peterson
            -Treasury Department
                 -Delegation of authority
            -Commerce and Labor Departments
            -OEP
            -Voluntary restraint
     -Timing
            -90 days
            -Effect on prices
                 -Christmas market
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                         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


                          -Exchange rates
                          -Tax code
                               -Value-added tax
                          -Option on impose or lifting
                               -1972 election
               -Congress
                   -Recess

     Lockheed bill
         -Vote
               -Carl T. Curtis
               -Marlow W. Cook
               -Russell B. Long
               -Timing

H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 11:25 am.

          -Connally's call to George Meany
               -Henry M. ("Scoop") Jackson, Warren G. Magnuson, Lee Metcalf, Joseph M.
                     Montoya, Frank E. Moss, Edmund S. Muskie
                     -Supersonic Transport [SST]
          -Connally's call to Paul J. Fannin
               -Barry M. Goldwater
               -Howard Hughes Medical Foundation
               -William Proxmire
                     -SST
          -Henry L. Bellmon
               -Dan Hoffman
               -Aimer S. (“Mike”) Monroney
          -Possible outcome of vote
               -Curtis
               -William Spong, Jr.
               -Goldwater
               -Connally’s conversation with unknown person
               -Number
                     -Curtis, Long
          -Connally's possible meeting with Fannin, Goldwater
          -Connally's talk with Bellmon
               -President's suggestions
                     -California
                            -SST
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                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


                     -1972 election
                     -Goldwater
                     -Curtis
                          -President’s forthcoming call

National economy
     -Possible administration actions
           -Possible leaks
           -Delay
           -Forthcoming meetings
                 -The President, Connally, Burns
                       -Quadriad
           -Timing
                 -Congress
                       -Recess
                 -September
                 -Meetings
                 -PRC announcement
           -Forthcoming meetings
                 -Burns
                 -Quadriad
                 -Shultz
                 -Burns
                       -Meetings with the President and Connally
                             -Quadriad
                 -Shultz
                 -Peterson
                 -Volcker
                 -No consultation
                       -Flanigan, Herbert Stein
                       -Shultz
                       -Milton Friedman
                 -President's schedule
                       -Meeting with Connally
                       -Burns
                       -Cabinet meeting
                       -Cabinet committee on Spanish speaking people
           -Import tax
                 -Congress
                       -Quota bill
           -Peterson's recommendations
                                              21

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


                     -Export rebates
               -Investment tax credit
                     -Value-added tax
                          -Property tax
                     -Depreciation
                     -Advantages
               -President’s views
                     -Import tax
                     -Investment tax credit
                     -Excise tax
                     -HR 1
                          -Delays
                     -Wage and price freeze
                          -Shultz
                                 -Steel settlement

    President's schedule
         -Forthcoming meeting with Connally
         -William F. (“Billy”) Graham
                -Recent California crusade
                      -Students
                      -Berkeley
                           -Mark Rudd
                      -San Francisco Chronicle
                -President’s recent conversation
                -Forthcoming European trip
                -Visit to Washington


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    Connally's schedule
                                       22

                       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/06)
                                                              Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


     -Forthcoming vacation
     -Newsweek story
           -Photographs
     -Jake J. Pickle
           -Quota

President's schedule

Connally's schedule

National economy
     -Possible administration actions
           -Timing
                -Congressional recess
                       -Import tax
                       -Announcement
           -Problems
                -Loss of assets
                -Balance of payments
                -Possible foreign action
                       -French
                             -Dollars
                                  -D'estaing comment
                       -Belgians
                       -Dutch
           -Timing
           -Wage and price freeze
           -Import tax
           -Excise tax repeal
           -Investment tax credit
           -Import tax
                -Volcker
           -Possibility of immediate action
                -Announcement
                -Investment tax credit
           -Meeting with Burns
           -Forthcoming meeting with President and Connally
           -Summary
                -International actions
                       -Closing gold window
                       -Floating dollar
                                           23

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)
                                                           Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


                 -Domestic actions
                       -Spending ceiling
                 -Federal government personnel reduction
                 -10% import tax
                 -Excise tax repeal
                 -Investment tax credit
                 -Wage and price freeze
                 -Federal pay increase
           -Political effect
                 -President’s awareness of problems
                 -President’s willingness to take action
           -Wage and price freeze
                 -Possible effect
                       -Steel industry
                             -Wage and price increase
           -Floating dollar
                 -Devaluation
                       -Competition

           -Currency floatation
                -Canada and Germany
                -Need to protect US economy
                      -Japan
                -Devaluation
                      -Yen
                      -Inflation

Lockheed bill
    -Possibility of failure
          -Staff meeting
          -Effect on unemployment
          -Congress
                -Administration reaction
                      -John A. Volpe
    -Talk with Curtis

National economy
     -Possible administration action
           -Talk with Shultz
           -Meeting
           -Timing
                                             24

                             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


                -Long

     Murray M. Chotiner
         -Milk Fund
              -Committees

Connally left at 11:53 am.

     President's schedule
          -John D. Ehrlichman's request to meet with President and Edward L. Morgan
                 -Elliot L. Richardson
                 -President’s forthcoming meeting with John N. Mitchell

     Busing
          -Austin case
               -Appeal
               -Shultz
                     -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] plan
                          -Administration’s position
               -Ehrlichman’s meeting with Richardson
               -President’s meeting with Ehrlichman

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:53 am and
12:00 pm.

[Conversation No. 553-6A]

[See Conversation No. 7-43]

     Request for a call to Curtis

[End of telephone conversation]

     National economy
          -Shultz
          -Wall Street Journal article
                -Sakamoto (?)
                     -Information from Theodore M. ("Teddy") Bernstein
                           -Forthcoming international monetary crisis
                                -Connally's signals
                                            25

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


The President talked with the White House operator between 11:53 am and 12:00 pm.

[Conversation No. 553-6B]

[See Conversation No. 7-44]

     Curtis's location

[End of telephone conversation]

          -Shultz
                -View on free-trade
                      -Political impact
          -Peterson's views
          -Shultz
                -View on proposed action
                      -Wage and price freeze
                      -Closing the gold window
                            -Political impact
                                  -Devaluation

     Busing
          -Shultz's visit to Louisiana
               -Shultz’s view
               -Possible constitutional amendment
                      -Ehrlichman
                      -Shultz
               -Views of Louisiana Blacks
                      -New Orleans
                             -Racial quotas
          -Black principals
          -Amendment
               -Perception
          -Administration position
               -Black support
                      -Shultz
          -Shultz’s visit to Louisiana
          -Shultz
               -Leonard Garment, Raymond K. Price, Jr.

     President's schedule
                                             26

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                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                      Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


          -Conservative group

     Graham
          -Recent crusade
          -Promotion skills
               -P. T. Barnum and James Anthony Bailey
          -Recent crusade
               -Appeal to youth
                     -Berkeley

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:53 am and
12:00 pm.

[Conversation No. 553-6C]

[See Conversation No. 7-45]

[End of telephone conversation]

The President talked with Carl T. Curtis between 12:00 pm and 12:03 pm.

[Conversation No. 553-6D]

[See Conversation No. 7-45]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Lockheed bill
         -Call to Curtis
               -Forthcoming vote

The President talked with Goldwater between 12:04 pm and 12:09 pm.

[Conversation No. 553-6E]

[See Conversation No. 7-46; two items have been withdrawn]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Lockheed bill
         -Goldwater's views
                                             27

                         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                              Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


         -Connally’s forthcoming call to Bellmon
             -Treasury Department

    Conservatives
        -UN admission for PRC
              -Goldwater
                   -Soviet Union
              -Journalists
              -Public mail
                   -Connally
              -ABM
              -Cambodia
              -Laos
              -Economy
              -SST
              -HR 1


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    National economy
         -Possible administration actions
               -Leak
                    -Wall Street Journal article
                    -Volcker
                          -Shultz
                                -Gold window
               -Closing the gold window

    Connally
        -Newsweek article quotes
                                                28

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


                 -Connally's position in administration
                       -Possible replacement of Spiro T. Agnew
                       -Vice presidency
                             -Nelson A. Rockefeller
                 -Interests
                       -Vice presidency
                 -Assessment of Connally
                       -Amsterdam-Rotterdam banker’s view
                 -Fiscal philosophy
                       -Compared to the President

Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:09 pm.

     Request to see Ehrlichman and Morgan

Bull left at an unknown time before 12:19 pm.

                 -Connally's views on the President
                      -Self-discipline
                 -Assessment of Connally
                      -Intelligence
                      -Personality
                      -Compared to Shultz and McCracken
                      -Ash Committee
                      -Relationship with Congress
                      -Work habits

     Press
             -Agnew
                 -Washington Post
                      -Unknown ambassador’s letter
                 -John A. Scali
                 -Victor Gold
                 -Vice President's statement

     Shultz's request to speak with President

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 12:09 pm and
12:18 pm.

[Conversation No. 553-6F]
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[See Conversation No. 7-47]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Flanigan

The President talked with Shultz between 12:18 pm and 12:21 pm.

[Conversation No. 553-6G]

[See Conversation No. 7-48]

John D. Ehrlichman entered at 12:19 pm.

[End of telephone conversation]

     Peterson

     Meeting
          -Participants
                -John G. Tower
                -Mitchell
                -Richardson
                -Clark MacGregor

     Busing
          -Austin case
               -Appeal
                     -President’s forthcoming meeting with Mitchell
                           -Statement
               -HEW plan
               -Appeal
                     -Courts
               -Ehrlichman's recommendations
                     -Richardson
                     -Morgan and Shultz's actions in Austin, Texas
                           -Appeal
                                 -Press conference
                     -Richardson
                           -Schedule
                                             30

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                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                  Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


                     -Mitchell
                     -Appeal
                          -Tower
                               -The South

Morgan entered at an unknown time after 12:20 pm.

                -Appeal
                     -District judge
                           -Dual school system
                     -The South
          -Constitutional amendment
                -Mitchell
          -Alternative plans
                -Emergency school aid bill
                     -Possible House amendment
                           -Transportation
                                 -Funds
                                      -Restriction
                           -Administration attitude
                                 -Press conference
                                      -Preemption of House bill
                                            -Richardson
                                 -Support of floor amendment
                                      -President’s view
                           -Dual school system
                                 -Dilemma
                           -Use of federal money
                                 -Court action
          -The South
                -Federal money
                     -Denial
                           -Impact
                -Shultz
                     -Attitude of blacks and whites
                -Administration response
                     -HEW
                           -Funds
                                 -Discretionary use
                                 -Denial
                                 -Exceptions
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                          Tape Subject Log
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                                                       Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


-Congressional action
     -Edmund S. Muskie
     -Hubert H. Humphrey
-Constitutional amendment
     -Effect
     -Political aspect
            -Feasibility
     -Compared to school aid bill
            -Short compared with long-term
-Administration position
     -1972 campaign
     -School aid bill
            -Compared to local issues
                  -California
            -Opposition
                  -Advantage
                        -Clarity of position
                  -Controversy
-Constitutional amendment
     -Support
     -William E. Brock, III and Howard H. Baker, Jr.
-Level
     -Elementary school
-Use of term
     -Difficulty
            -Transportation
            -Racial balance
-Dual schools
-Racial balance
     -Difference in views
            -The North
            -Courts
                  -Proportionality
-Dual schools
-Federal funding denial
     -Neighborhood schools
-Possible litigation
     -Louisiana
            -Swann case
                  -Motions
-Administration shifting of attitude
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-Funding
     -Congressional action
            -Swann case
            -Pressure from Southern constituents
            -Whitman amendment
-Constitutional amendment
     -Ehrlichman's view
            -Compared to bill
-Austin case
     -Trip to Austin
     -Administration strategy
            -HEW
            -Possible press conference
                  -Trip to Austin
                  -New Orleans
            -Background briefing
                  -Compared to press conference
            -Need for action in Texas
                  -Television appearance
                        -Morgan
                        -Shultz
            -Need to escalate rhetoric
            -Background briefing
                  -HEW plan
                        -Shultz
                        -HEW plan repudiation
                        -Court appeal
     -Funding
            -Need to hit issue
            -Possible press conference question
            -Local schools
                  -Maintenance of effort requirement
            -Level of decision
     -Trip to Austin
            -President's instructions
                  -HEW
-Constitutional amendment
-Supreme Court decision
-Effect on local areas
     -Pasadena, Los Angeles
            -Lack of federal involvement
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                                                           Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


             -Local opposition
       -Constitutional amendment
       -Shultz's views
             -Example of Washington, DC schools system
                   -Resegregation
       -Richardson's, Leonard Garment's views
       -Ehrlichman's meeting last week
             -HEW view of busing
             -Recent story
                   -HEW reaction
       -Richardson
       -Constitutional amendment
             -Aid to parochial schools
       -Constitutional amendment
             -Baker-Brock amendment
             -Effect of introduction
             -Timing
                   -1972 campaign
                         -September 1972
             -Need for further analysis
             -Republican Party platform
             -Current status in Senate
                   -Richard H. Poff
                   -Roman L. Hruska
                   -Possible action by Baker
                   -Need for House action
             -President's alternatives for action
                   -Press conference
                   -Letter to Congressmen
                   -Timing
                         -Austin trip
                         -Congressional recess
                               -Bill
                               -September 1971

Ehrlichman's schedule

Leak
       -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
             -Polygraph tests
                  -Results
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                                          (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


                -Unknown man at Department of Defense (DOD)
                -State Department employees
                -Possible source
                      -Verification panel meetings
                -William Beecher's story
                      -Mitchell
                      -Kissinger
                -Participants in meeting

     Daniel Ellsberg case
          -Information
                -Egil G. (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr.

     Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS]
          -Figures

Ehrlichman and Morgan left at 12:55 pm.

     Lockheed bill
         -George D. Aiken
               -Connally
               -Need for call
               -Possible vote

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 12:55 pm and
12:56 pm.

[Conversation No. 553-6H]

[See Conversation No. 7-49]

[End of telephone conversation]

     National economy
          -View of [Bohemian] Grove members
                -Flanigan
                -Concern on wages
                -Support for President
                -Anti-trust

The President talked with Aiken between 12:56 pm and 1:00 pm.
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[Conversation No. 553-6I]

[See Conversation No. 7-50]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Lockheed bill
         -President's calls
               -Aiken
                     -Vermont
               -J. Caleb Boggs, Curtis, Goldwater
               -William V. Roth, Jr.
                     -MacGregor

     President's schedule
          -Appearance at Bohemian Grove
                 -Flanigan report
                      -Members' attitude
          -Calls to Senators

Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 1:00 pm and 1:08
pm.

[Conversation No. 553-6J]
[See Conversation No. 7-51]

[End of telephone conversation]

          -Haldeman’s call to Connally
               -Connally's call to Sen. Henry L. Bellmon
               -Hruska
               -Roth
               -Boggs
               -Aiken

     Letter
           -Rose Mary Woods
                -Kissinger
                -William P. Rogers
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                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


The President talked with the White House operator at 1:08 pm.

[Conversation No. 553-6K]

[See Conversation No. 7-52]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Call to Senators
           -Bryce N. Harlow’s recommendations
           -Effectiveness
                -Public support

     National economy
          -Statistics
                -Retail sales
                -Budget meeting
                      -Leaks

     Leaks
          -Edwin L. Harper
          -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger
                -Office of Management and Budget [OMB]
          -Connally
          -Ehrlichman
          -Shultz
          -Possible sources
                -OMB and Treasury Department
          -Connally

The White House operator talked with the President at an unknown time between 1:08 pm and
1:17 pm.

[Conversation No. 553-6L]

[See Conversation No. 7-53]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Calls to Senators
           -Effectiveness
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                                                                   Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)



Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time between 1:08 pm and 1:17 pm.

     Refreshments
          -Executive Office Building [EOB]

Sanchez left at an unknown time between 1:08 pm and 1:17 pm.

          -Visit to New England
                -Nursing home
                      -Timing
                            -Announcement
                -Nashua
                      -Manchester Airport
                            -Announcement
                            -Reception
          -Nashua
          -William Loeb
                -Reaction to PRC announcement
                      -Newspaper
          -Possible visit to Dover
                -Nursing home
                -President’s 1968 rally
                -Portsmouth
                      -Pease [?] Air Force Base
                -Reception
                      -Republicans
                -Portsmouth
                      -Navy Yard
          -Possible meeting with Roman Catholic school leaders
                -New Hampshire
                -Lack of effectiveness

     Busing
          -Shultz
          -Problems
          -Dual schools
                -De facto
          -Political effect
          -Administration action
                -Amendment
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                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


                      -Visibility
                -Trip to Austin
                      -Need for local television visibility
                      -Shultz

The President talked with Boggs between 1:17 pm and 1:18 pm.

[Conversation No. 553-6M]

[See Conversation No. 7-54]

[End of telephone conversation]

The President talked with the White House operator at 1:19 pm.

[Conversation No. 553-6N]

[See Conversation No. 7-55]

[End of telephone conversation]

     President’s call to Boggs
          -Roth

    President's calls to Senators
          -Effectiveness
                -Lack of leadership
                      -Hugh Scott
The White House operator talked with the President at 1:19 pm.

[Conversation No. 553-6O]

[See Conversation No. 7-56]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Connally's schedule

Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:19 pm.

          -Meeting with Kissinger
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                                                               Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


          -Request to see President

Bull left at an unknown time before 1:24 pm.

     President's schedule
          -Trip
                 -Dover
                 -Nursing home statement
                 -Timing
                       -Minot Island, Maine
          -Apollo splashdown
                 -Liftoffs
                       -President’s view
                       -Haldeman’s view
                 -President's view
          -New Hampshire trip

Connally entered at 1:24 pm.

     Lockheed bill
         -President's calls
               -Goldwater
                     -Recent speeches
                     -Barry M. Goldwater, Jr.
               -Curtis
                     -Family assistance
               -Bellmon
         -Connally's call to Bellmon
               -McDonnell-Douglas
               -General Electric [GE]
         -Goldwater
         -Connally's call to Bellmon
               -McDonnell-Douglas
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                                                                    Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 14

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          -Hruska
          -President's talk with Boggs
                -Editorials
          -Roth
                -MacGregor
                      -Flanigan
                            -Possible meeting
                                  -Calls to Curtis and Roth

Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 1:24 pm and 1:28
pm.

[Conversation No. 553-6P]

[See Conversation No. 7-57]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Lockheed bill
         -Vote count
               -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson, Lloyd M. Bentsen, Walter F. Mondale, Warren
                    G. Magnuson, Muskie, Frank E. Moss, Lee Metcalf, Harold E. Hughes

Haldeman talked with MacGregor at an unknown time between 1:24 pm and 1:28 pm.
[Conversation No. 553-6Q]

[See Conversation No. 7-58]

[End of telephone conversation]
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                                                              Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)



     Lockheed bill
         -Roth
               -Boggs

     President's schedule
          -Meeting
                 -Roth and Boggs

MacGregor entered at 1:28 pm.

     Lockheed bill
         -Possibility of calling Roth
               -Boggs
               -Recommendation
                     -Petrochemical interests
                           -Roth
                                 -Requested action
                                       -Import rights
                           -MacGregor’s talk with Flanigan
                           -Letter
                                 -Clifford P. Hansen
                                 -Peter Bennett [?]
               -Petrochemical bill
                     -Clifford P. Hansen
                     -Roth's view
               -Possible meeting with President
                     -Roth and Boggs
               -Robert P. Griffin
                     -Call from Gerald R. Ford
         -MacGregor's recommendation
               -Talk with Flanigan
         -Pressure on Roth
         -Voting strategy
               -Boggs
               -Roth
                     -Location
         -Flanigan
               -Petrochemical industry
               -Oil and gas industry
               -Knowledge of political aspects
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                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                  Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


                     -Senate opponents

     Petrochemical industry
          -Flanigan
          -Oil and gas industry
          -Michigan
                -Dow
          -Griffin
                -United Automobile Workers [UAW]
                     -Leonard Woodcock
                           -PRC initiative

     Lockheed bill
         -Vote count
               -Roth
               -Connally’s talk with Jim and Jean Gallagher
         -Administration strategy
               - Modest option
                    -Roth
                    -Possible meeting

MacGregor left at 1:38 pm.

     Economy
         -Steel industry
               -Shultz
               -US steel
                     -Price increase
                           -Response to wage increase
         -Possible administration actions
               -President to meet with Connally, Shultz
                     -Mitchell
                     -Connally's schedule
                           -Kathy Crosby
               -Wage and price freeze
                     -Timing
                           -Steel
                     -Connally to talk with Shultz
               -Gold window closing
                     -Political aspect
                           -Devaluation
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                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                         Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


                      -Strengthening dollar
                -President's view of possible action
                      -International impact
                      -Domestic impact
                      -International impact
                            -Currency floatation
                            -Closing gold window
                -Connally's meeting with William McChesney Martin
                      -Stock market
                            -Reform
                      -Erosion of confidence
                            -Economy
                            -Connally
                      -Timing of possible actions
                            -Gold
                            -D'estaing's remarks
                            -International Monetary Fund [IMF] meeting
                -Timing
                      -September
                            -Congress
                      -Wage and price controls
                            -Steel agreement
                      -Domestic and international actions
                            -Possible separation
                      -International actions
                            -Convertibility
                            -Closing gold window
                      -Domestic and international actions
                            -Advantage of concomitant action
                                  -Public confidence
                -New York financial community
                      -Germany and Belgium
                      -Walter B. Wriston
                      -Press
                -Connally to meet with Shultz
                      -Kissinger
                -Forthcoming meeting with President
                      -Connally's meeting with Mitchell and President

Connally left at 1:45 pm.
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                                      (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


Lockheed bill
    -Possible outcome of vote

President's schedule
     -New England trip
     -New York, California, Dallas, Midwest, California
     -Maine
            -Vacation house
     -New Hampshire
     -Bangor
     -Press conference
            -Possible topics
                 -Settlement

Martin
     -FRB chairmen

President's schedule
     -Press conference

National economy
     -Steel industry
           -Settlement
           -Possible strike
                 -Shultz
           -Difference with labor
                 -Percentages
           -Shultz
     -Volcker

President's schedule
     -Meeting with Connally, Mitchell, Haldeman
     -Romana A. Banuelos
            -Treasurer of the United States
            -Connally's call
                 -Cabinet Committee on Spanish-speaking people
            -Charls E. Walker

Congressional relations
    -Motives for voting
          -McDonnell-Douglas
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                                                          Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


           -Contributions

President's schedule
     -Speeches
            -Knights of Columbus
            -Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW]
            -Length
     -Knights of Columbus
            -Possible topic
                 -National defense

Space on [Washington] Mall
     -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's involvement
     -President’s development plan
           -Museum
     -Smithsonian Institution
     -Hirschhorn Museum
     -Sculpture area
     -Smithsonian Institution
           -Merry-go-round horses
     -Clement E. Conger's involvement
           -President's suggestion to Haldeman
     -President's development plan
           -Ehrlichman
           -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan
           -Playground
           -Parking lot
           -Trams
                 -Constitution Avenue
           -Restaurant
     -Mrs. Nixon's involvement
           -Plan
           -Use as park

Announcements
    -Steel and rail settlements
    -PRC
          -Rogers
    -Steel and rail settlements
          -Price freeze
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                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                  Conv. No. 553-6 (cont.)


     Public opinion
          -Confidence in President
                -Business
                -Media

     President's schedule
          -New York trip
                 -Theater
                      -Announcement
                      -Arrangements
                            -Woods
                      -Spontaneous crowds
                      -Announcement
                            -Possible problems
                                  -Conservatives
                                       -Protests
          -Dallas
                 -John Birch Society members
                 -Crowd
                      -President's supporters
                            -Des Moines
                 -Motorcade
                      -John F. Kennedy assassination
                            -Impact on city
          -Forthcoming meeting at 3:00 pm

The President and Haldeman left at 2:05 pm.