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Conversation: 801-017

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Start Date: 17-Oct-1972 12:10 PM

End Date: 17-Oct-1972 12:22 PM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Bull, Stephen B.Woods, Rose MarySquire, JeanneShriver, LucilleFranklin, Barbara H.Cashen, Henry C., IIWhite House photographer

Recording Device: Oval Office


NARA Description:

On October 17, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Stephen B. Bull, Rose Mary Woods, Jeanne Squire, Lucille Shriver, Barbara H. Franklin, Henry C. Cashen, II, and White House photographer met in the Oval Office of the White House at an unknown time between 12:10 pm and 12:22 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 801-017 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 801-17

Date: October 17, 1972
Time: Unknown between 12:10 pm - 12:22 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Stephen B. Bull.

         The President’s schedule
             -Gale E. Sayers
                 -The President’s view
             -Forthcoming meeting with Jeanne Squire, Lucille Shriver and Rose Mary Woods
                 -Press photograph

Woods entered at an unknown time after 12:10 pm.

         Woods's schedule
            -Forthcoming meeting with the representatives of the National Federation of
             Business and Professional Women’s Clubs [BPW]

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Nov-03)

Bull left at an unknown time before 12:11 pm.

           -Woods’s view
           -The President’s view
           -The President’s previous speech in Minneapolis
               -Unknown secretaries’ organization
               -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo

        [Thomas] Hale Boggs
            -Airplane crash
            -The President's call to Corrine (Claiborne) (“Lindy”) Boggs

Squire, Shriver, Barbara H. Franklin, and Henry C. Cashen entered at 12:11 pm; the White
House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting.



        Squire's schedule
             -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] [?]
             -El Salvador
                  -BPW organizations in Latin America
[Photograph session]

           -International organizations
                -State Department [?]
           -The President’s previous interactions with BPW
                -The President’s experience as a member of the House of Representatives
                -The President’s experience during his Senate campaign
                -The President’s experience as Vice President
                     -BPW national convention
           -The President’s view
                -Value of BPW
           -The President's conversation with Sayers
                -Chicago Bears
                -Economic opportunities for all Americans
                     -Opposition to discrimination of all forms

                               Tape Subject Log
                                 (rev. Nov-03)

             -Example of women doctors from the People’s Republic of China [PRC]

   -Women’s clothes
      -Traditional Chinese apparel
          -Taiwan, Republic of China
          -Hong Kong
          -San Francisco
      -Communist Chinese apparel
          -Lack of beauty
      -The President’s previous trip to the PRC
          -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon’s appearance
               -Colors of her clothes
                    -Red coat
               -Hair style
                    -Compared to PRC women’s hair styles
               -The President’s view

Presentation of gifts by the President
    -Presidential seal
    -Presidential pin

Presentation of gifts to the President by Squire
    -1896 Republican National Convention tickets
         -St. Louis
         -William McKinley-William Jennings Bryant campaign
         -Squire’s father
              -Desire to give tickets to the President

Squire’s hometown
    -Berea, Ohio

                                        Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. Nov-03)

         Presentation of gifts by the President
             -Cuff links

         Squire’s forthcoming trip to Latin America
             -Forthcoming BPW convention

         The Administration’s appointment of women
             -Role of BPW
             -Number of appointees
                 -Compared to other administrations
         The President's father [Frank Nixon]
             -Ohio background
             -The President’s mother [Hannah Milhous Nixon]
                 -Indiana background

         Woods’s possible enrollment in BPW

Woods et al. left at 12:22 pm.