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Start Date: 5-Oct-1971 3:59 PM

End Date: 5-Oct-1971 4:02 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Mitchell, John N.Colson, Charles W.Sanchez, ManoloHaldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Kissinger, Henry A.White House operatorConnally, John B.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:54:01

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:26:01

585a.mp3

585b.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 5, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, John N. Mitchell, Charles W. Colson, Manolo Sanchez, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Henry A. Kissinger, White House operator, and John B. Connally met in the Oval Office of the White House from 3:59 pm to 4:02 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 585-007 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 585-7

Date: October 5, 1971
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                        Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. 10/06)



Time: 3:59 pm - 4:02 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President talked with John N. Mitchell.

[Conversation No. 585-7A]

[See Conversation No. 10-42]

Charles W. Colson entered at 3:59 pm.

[End of telephone conversation]

     Conversation with Joseph L. Vicites and Cooper T. Holt
         -Political importance
         -George Meany
         -Vicites
         - Floyd [?] Henderson

     Vietnam
          -Media
              -South Vietnam election

     People's Republic of China [PRC]
          -Trip
          -Louis P. Harris

     Vicites
           -Support for the President
           -George S. McGovern, Edmund S. Muskie, Edward M. Kennedy
           -Possible statement
                -Prisoners of War [POWs]

     Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW]
          -Herbert R. (“Chief”) Rainwater
                -Responsibilities
                -Raymond A. Gallagher

     Barry M. Goldwater
          -Press
          -Support for the President
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                    Conv. No. 585-7 (cont.)



     Colson's schedule
          -Phase II effort
                -George P. Shultz

     The President's speech October 7, 1971
          -Boards
          -Price increases
                -Windfall profits
                -World competitive situation
                -Administration position
          -John B. Connally

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 3:59 pm.

     Schedule

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:00 pm.

          -Connally

The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman at an unknown time between 3:59 pm and
4:00 pm.

[Conversation No. 585-7B]

     Request for meeting

[End of telephone conversation]

H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 4:00 pm.

     Maurice H. Stans

     Proposed Connally press conference, October 8, 1971
          -Herbert Stein, Paul W. McCracken

Henry A. Kissinger entered at 4:12 pm.


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                        NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. 10/06)
                                                             Conv. No. 585-7 (cont.)



BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[National Security]
[Duration: 20s ]


    PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA [PRC]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

**********************************************************************


    Robert C. Byrd amendment
        -Ronald L. Ziegler
               -Hugh Scott
                     -Actions
               -William P. Rogers

    PRC
          -Bush
               -American policies
                   -UN
                   -Announcement in PRC


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[National Security]
[Duration: 13s ]


    PRC


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                  Conv. No. 585-7 (cont.)



           -Chinese women
                -Japanese

     Announcement of Kissinger's PRC trip
         -South Vietnamese elections
              -Nguyen Van Thieu
              -North Vietnam actions
              -Cambodian border
         -New York Times and Washington Post
         -Bush

     PRC
           -Chou En-lai
                -Meeting with he President
           -W. Averill Harriman
           -Muskie
           -Harriman
                -Soviets
           -Hanoi
                -Peking press
                -Nickoloi V. Podgorny’s visit

     Vietnam
          -POW wives
          -President’s peace efforts
                -Possible airstrikes
                     -Goldwater
                     -Peking, Moscow
                           -Commentary in press
          -News magazines
          -Today Show
          -Marvin Kalb

Kissinger left at 4:23 pm.

     Economy
         -Connally
             -Press conference

     Rogers
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                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                      Conv. No. 585-7 (cont.)



     Connally
         -Schedule

The President talked with White House operator at an unknown time between 4:02 pm and 4:26
pm.

[Conversation No. 585-7C]

[See Conversation No. 10-43]

[End of telephone conversation]

The President talked with John B. Connally between 4:26 pm and 4:30 pm.

[Conversation No. 585-7D]

[See Conversation No. 10-44]

[End of telephone conversation]

           -Evening news

     The President's schedule
          -Forthcoming meeting with Tun Abdul Razak

Haldeman, et al. left at 4:33 pm