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Start Date: 9-Sep-1971 4:05 PM
End Date: 9-Sep-1971 6:00 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Butterfield, Alexander P.; Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob"); Woods, Rose Mary; Nixon, Thelma C. ("Pat") (Ryan); Kissinger, Henry A.; White House operator; Shultz, George P.;
Recording Device: Oval Office
Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:08:59
Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:57:45
On September 9, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Alexander P. Butterfield, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Rose Mary Woods, Thelma C. ("Pat") (Ryan) Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger, White House operator, and George P. Shultz met in the Oval Office of the White House at an unknown time between 4:05 pm and 6:00 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 568-012 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 568-12 Date: September 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:05 pm and 6:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. President’s schedule -John B. Connally -Concert Hall opening at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -Attendance -Connally H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman was present at an unknown time after 4:05 pm. -Connally -Reception 25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) The President talked with Rose Mary Woods between 5:06 pm and 5:08 pm. [Conversation No. 568-12A] [See Conversation No. 8-79; three items have been withdrawn from the conversation] [End of telephone call] Kennedy Center Concert -Reception -Presidential box, anteroom -National Symphony Orchestra -Arrangements -Timing, transportation Butterfield left at an unknown time before 5:11 pm. Federal Court appointments -Raymond R. Shafer -Circuit Court -Unnamed candidate for military court seat The President talked with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon between 5:11 pm and 5:12 pm. [Conversation No. 568-12B] [See Conversation No. 8-81; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation] [End of telephone call] Shafer -Position -1968 -Support for Nelson A. Rockefeller -Pennsylvania election results -Administration's stance on appointments Administration -President’s previous conversation with John B. Connally -Memorandum form President 26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 568-12 (cont.) -Negotiations with the Japanese -Peter G. Peterson’s receipt -Instructions -Devaluation -Handling of memorandum -Signing -Coordination and consultation -George P. Shultz -Memos -Handling Japanese negotiations -William P. Rogers, Peterson -Connally -State Department -Arthur F. Burns -Exchange rates Administration -Peterson -Routing of memos -Action paper Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 5:12 pm. Memorandum on Japanese negotiations -Percentage rate -Memorandum from Connally -Handling -Peterson, Henry A. Kissinger -The President's role -Connally's input and role -Paul A. Volcker -Devaluation -Handling Butterfield left at an unknown time before 5:25 pm. Appointment -Unknown woman [Romana A. Banuelos?] -President’s schedule -California 27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 568-12 (cont.) -Connally -Timing Haldeman talked with Kissinger at an unknown time between 5:12 pm and 5:25 pm. [Conversation No. 568-12C] Request to join meeting [End of telephone call] The President's September 9, 1971 speech -Henry Cabot Lodge -Vatican emissary -The President's standing among Catholics -Massachusetts President’s schedule -Al Smith dinner -Invitation -1971 compared to1972 -Possible remarks Kissinger entered at 5:25 pm. The President's September 9, 1971 speech Memorandum on Japanese negotiations -Connally -Butterfield -Kissinger, Peterson -Handling -Revaluation -Treasury Department -Handling -Agency responsibilities -Connally -Volcker -Coordination -Focus -Treasury 28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 568-12 (cont.) -State Department -Peterson -Instruction to Kissinger -Telephone call to Connally -Handling -Volcker-Kissinger conversation -Senior Review Group -Focus -State Department -Volcker's possible actions -Peterson -Connally, Kissinger -Roles -Burns, State Department (Rogers) -Philip H. Trezise -Connally -The President -September 9, 1971 -Conclusion -Audience response -Connally Volcker ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6 [National Security] [Duration: 2s ] FOREIGN AFFAIRS END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6 ********************************************************************** -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Relations with other countries 29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 568-12 (cont.) -Action on Latin America -Military forces -Peterson, George P. Shultz, Connally, Kissinger, State Department -Philosophy -Other countries -Burns -Central bankers -State Department -Nathaniel Samuels -Rogers -Treasury Department -Volcker's handling of rate issue -Trezise's negotiations with the Japanese -Connally -State Department -Kissinger -Peterson -Response -Unknown person -[Forename unknown] Walker -Peterson -Kissinger's forthcoming telephone call to Connally -Trezise The economy -Peterson -Handling of bureaucracy - Staff Man - Line Man -Possible Cabinet role -Opening -Departure of Maurice Stans -Herbert W. Kalmbach -Handling of Stans’ economic committee -Peter M. Flanigan -Role of assistants to the President vis-a-vis the bureaucracy -Handling of roles -Policy group -Kissinger, Shultz, the President, Connally -Peterson -Cabinet presentation 30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 568-12 (cont.) -Focus -Handling of current role -Bureaucracy -Staff roles -White House -Bureaucracy -Connally -Trip to Europe -Future meeting -The President, Kissinger, Shultz -Handling of economic relations -Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Japan -The President -Eisaku Sato -Edward R.G. Heath -Rolls Royce -Interests -Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan -Georges J.R. Pompidou State Department The President's September 9, 1971 speech -Reaction -George S. McGovern -Frank F. Church -Public attitude Memorandum on Japanese negotiations -Kissinger's forthcoming call to Connally -Butterfield -Kissinger, Peterson -Focus of efforts -State Department -Volcker Kissinger left at 5:43 pm. Volcker's action Connally 31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 568-12 (cont.) -White House contact -Haldeman -John D. Ehrlichman -Handling -Reaction to the President's September 9, 1971 speech The President's September 9, 1971 economic speech before Congress -Length -Rhetoric -Reaction Catholics -Possible Al Smith dinner speech -Length, focus -Gridiron dinner remarks -Henry Cabot Lodge -Main speaker -Focus -Catholic support for the President -Massachusetts -New York The President’s schedule -Connally The President's September 9, 1971 economic speech -Reaction -The press -Congress -Wage and price freeze duration -Clark MacGregor -Wilbur D. Mills -Reaction -Tax proposals -Shultz -Coordination on lifting freeze -Announcement -Connally -William L. Safire's draft -Telephone call 32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 568-12 (cont.) Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:43 pm and 6:00 pm. Haldeman talked with Shultz at an unknown time between 5:43 pm and 6:00 pm. [Conversation No. 568-12D] [See Conversation No. 8-82] [End of telephone call] The economy -Handling of issues Winston L. Prouty -Health -Jennette Herbert (Hall) Prouty -Telephone call -Son-in-law's conversation with Charles W. Colson -Impending death -Funeral -President’s attendance -Handling -Impact -Military aide -Lovella (Carver) Dirksen Vermont -Governor -Deane C. Davis -Robert T. Stafford -Appointment to seat held by Prouty Prouty -Past support for the President 33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 568-12 (cont.) Kennedy Center - Mass by Leonard Bernstein -Forthcoming New York Times review -Lyn [Franklyn C. Nofziger?] -Amalgam of West Side Story , Jesus Christ Superstar , Hair The President's September 9, 1971 speech -Response -Sense of leadership -Delivery -Television ratings Kennedy Center -Eisenhower Center -Financial costs -Delays in construction -Air routes to National Airport -Jet traffic Schedule -September 10, 1971 -Labor group -Japanese The President and Haldeman left at 6:00 pm.