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Start Date: 11-Nov-1971 3:52 PM

End Date: 11-Nov-1971 4:03 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Hardin, Clifford M.Hardin, Martha L. (Wood)Butz, Earl L.Butz, Mary E. (Powell)Ehrlichman, John D.Whitaker, John C.Higby, Lawrence M.White House photographerBull, Stephen B.Ziegler, Ronald L.Nixon, Richard M. (President)Hardin, Clifford M.Hardin, Martha L. (Wood)Butz, Earl L.Butz, Mary E. (Powell)Ehrlichman, John D.Whitaker, John C.Higby, Lawrence M.White House photographerBull, Stephen B.Ziegler, Ronald L.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:28:12

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:39:56

618a.mp3

618b.mp3

618c.mp3

NARA Description:

On November 11, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Clifford M. Hardin, Martha L. (Wood) Hardin, Earl L. Butz, Mary E. (Powell) Butz, John D. Ehrlichman, John C. Whitaker, Lawrence M. Higby, White House photographer, Stephen B. Bull, and Ronald L. Ziegler met in the Oval Office of the White House from 3:52 pm to 4:03 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 618-006 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 618-6

Date: November 11, 1971
Time: 3:52 pm - 4:03 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Clifford M. Hardin, Martha L. (Wood) Hardin, Earl L. Butz, Mary E.
(Powell) Butz, John D. Ehrlichman, John C. Whitaker and Lawrence M. Higby; the White House
photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting.

     Book

     Earl L. Butz's appointment

     Arrangements for photographs

     Forthcoming meeting with press
          -Agenda
               -Clifford Hardin
                                                 5

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                        Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 618-6 (cont.)


                        -Possible comments
                   -Butz
                   -Questions
                         -Handling
                   -Butz
                         -Hardin’s endorsement

     Hardin's resignation
          -Letters
          -Timing
          -John A. Volpe
          -Clark MacGregor
          -Timing

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:52 pm.

     Forthcoming meeting with press

Bull left at an unknown time before 4:01 pm.

           -Arrangements
           -Press room
                -Former use

     Hardin's resignation
          -Conversation with the President
                -Timing
                      -William P. Rogers

     Graham A. Martin

     Turkey
          -Prime Minister Nihat Erim

[Unintelligible]

           -Stability
                -US [?] presence
                -US aid

     Henry A. Kissinger
                                                6

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                         Tape Subject Log
                                           (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 618-6 (cont.)



     Unknown Ambassador

Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 4:01 pm.

     Upcoming press conference

     Butz's schedule
          -Department of Agriculture reorganization
                -Possible press conference
          -Charleston, West Virginia

     Government reorganization
         -Department of Agriculture
              -Soil conservation
              -Department of Economic Development
              -Natural resources

The President et al., left at 4:03 pm.