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Start Date: 31-Jan-1972 10:34 AM
End Date: 31-Jan-1972 10:59 AM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Schmidt, Benno C.; Clark, R. Lee; Good, Robert A.; Richardson, Elliot L.; Cavanaugh, James H.; Cole, Kenneth R., Jr.; White House photographer;
Recording Device: Oval Office
Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 05:11:27
Full Tape Conversation End Time: 05:36:30
On January 31, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Benno C. Schmidt, R. Lee Clark, Robert A. Good, Elliot L. Richardson, James H. Cavanaugh, Kenneth R. Cole, Jr., and White House photographer met in the Oval Office of the White House from 10:34 am to 10:59 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 660-017 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 660-17 Date: January 31, 1972 Time: 10:34 am - 10:59 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Benno C. Schmidt, R. Lee Clark, Robert A. Good, Elliot L. Richardson, James H. Cavanaugh and Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.; The White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings and introductions -Photograph session -Arrangements President’s Cancer Panel -Members’ geographical origin -Clark of Texas -Good of Minnesota -Qualifications -Clark -Mayo Clinic -Good -View of scientific and medical communities -Competition between scientists and clinicians -Respect for Clark and Good -Need for cooperation -Size -Make-up -Roster for the President -Increase -Benefits 47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 660-17 (cont.) -Use of task forces -The President’s support -Richardson -National Institutes of Health [NIIH] -The President’s support -The President’s State of the Union address, January 20, 1972 -Budget -Congress -Public expectations -The President’s efforts in health -Private foundation for education -Joseph C. Wilson -Xerox Company -R. Heath Larry -US steel -Hearings -Report -Involvement of people -Cabinet discussion -Wilson -Organization -Bureaucratic problems -Non-use of talent -Direction of research -Possible clearinghouse -Government, universities, scientific and medical communities -International efforts -Space shuttle program -International use -Scientific research -Japan, West Germany -International contributions to cancer research -Great Britain -Cooperation -John B. Connally’s efforts -International congress in Houston in 1970 -March 1972 meeting in Australia -Possible presidential message -The President’s forthcoming trips to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] and the Soviet Union -Unknown Nobelaureate 48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 660-17 (cont.) -Soviet-US interchange -Richardson’s memorandum -Richardson’s background -Announcement at agreement -Sino-US interchange -Diplomatic relations -East Asia -Possibilities -Table tennis team -Visit to US in April 1972 -Memorandum -Visit to facilities -Acupuncture -Paul Dudley White -Harry [Surname unintelligible] -Interest -Memorandum from panel -Cole -Henry A. Kissinger -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Legislative contributions -Public statements -Sharing benefits of research -Participation in campaign -British -Germans -French -Soviet Union -PRC -Mention of other contributions -Latin America -Africa -South Asia -India -Japan -Virology, immunology -Medical training -Government commitment -Financial -Moral -Richardson 49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 660-17 (cont.) -The President’s support for research -Effect -Justification -Accomplishments -Education -Public perception of cancer -Death -Leukemia -End of year report -Organization -Application to other diseases -Criticisms -Possible model Presentation of gifts -Cufflinks -Presidential seal Schmidt, et al. left at 10:59 am.